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I can not get the Disk drawer to open on my Gateway PC Laptop. It is built into my system. Need help.

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Have you tried straightening out a paper clip and inserting it into the release hole?

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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    Jay Glendenning Dec 01, 2008

    This is a valid attempt to open a CD drive. The insertion of an object like a paper clip into the release door is a standard practice. Why did you mark my reply as "Inappropriate"?

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The drive gone out of order, need replacment.

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How to Reset Gateway Password?


How to reset Gateway laptop password? I forgot my PC password Gateway Windows 7, I want to unlock laptop password urgently! Can you help me recover my lost power on password for Gateway? Now, we together share some ways to remove Gateway admin password.

Optional 1: DIY a CD/DVD/USB password reset disk instantly to recover lost Gateway password
The method is the most effective solution to get out of Windows password problem. It just needs burn an .iso image file to one of these media. Now, take one of most popular Windows Password Recovery tool as example:
A. Download Windows Password Recovery and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible PC;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
C. Reset a new Gateway password.
Whatever for Gateway Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2000, Server 2008, etc. the above Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery has its different versions to suit for these OS.

Optional 2: Gateway password recovery disk helps remove lost laptop password
It is the most convenient way to retrieve Gateway PC password and while, is maybe suitable for little part of computer users. The Gateway recovery disks should be created once our Windows account is created. Also, one account password responds to one password reset disk. Take Gateway Windows 7 as example:
A. Insert a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive into the driver.
B. Click Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, select "Create a password reset disk" - "Forgotten Password Wizard".
D. Click "Next" and follow the Wizard to create password reset disk.
Now, the Gateway Windows 7 password recovery disk is created. When we need break Gateway Win 7 laptop or notebook password on the login screen and input an incorrect password, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will help you create a new password to override lost Gateway password.

Optional 3: Reset Gateway password by accounts with administrative privileges
Accounts with administrative rights or the default and built-in account can help us to remove Gateway password. Take Gateway Windows XP as example, there is a default Administrator account. We can use it to unlock locked account if this built-in account is still blank or accessible.
A. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice when PC starts and then input "Administrator" in the username field and leave the password filed blank at the classic login screen. Press Enter and login PC.
B. Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> folder Users
C. Right click the account user name which password was lost, and then click Set Password -> Reset password -> keep New Password and Confirm Password blank.
D. Right-click locked account and select Reset password.
E. After finished, restart PC and login.

Optional 4: Ophcrack Windows Password Recovery software
Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery tool which only works for passwords with less than 14 individual characteristics.
A. Download the Ophcrack LiveCD and burn its .iso file to a CD on an accessible PC.
B. Insert the CD into the locked computer and restart it.
C. When computer starts, we have to press the correct key to enter the boot menu.
D. After select the drive that the CD is in at start menu, do as the following instructions.

If we forgot Gateway laptop password and need Gateway password reset, we can easily reset Windows 7, XP, Vista password on Gateway PC or netbook with the above 4 optional methods.

Source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/gateway-password-reset.html

on May 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Gateway md2419u needs recovery disk for windows 7


I remember seeing your other post about this same request for help and you mentioned that Gateway wanted $149 to help you out.

Take the computer to a local repair shop if you need the operating system reinstalled. This should not cost more than $60 to install the same version of windows that was on your computer. Just make sure that the Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker on the bottom of the laptop is legible so that they can know which operating system you had and what the key code (a series of five digits and letters) is.

May 02, 2012 | Gateway Md2419u ATI 99802481742 PC Laptop

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I have an older gateway solo 5300 laptop. I turn it on and it says missing hal.dll file. I tried to boot from cd but wont. I cant seem to get to any place where I can do system restore or anything. I am...


hey

see to restore ur system would be quiet tough for u unless u dont knw abt al files thre is only oneway which u can do just take out ur hard disk from laptop and connect it to other system as the removeable device then open ur hard disk and restore ur all files from thre which is imp to u

then put back to ur laptop and format ur system and install the new windows

let me know if still ur problem not resolved

Jun 10, 2011 | Gateway Solo 5300 Notebook

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There is a disk in the drive but it keeps asking me to insert a disk when i try to play it


Hello,
I cant understand what device (laptop/desktop)you are using.
So i will try to present, desktop or the laptop also.

Click on the link
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
And clink on RUN NOW from right side box
It will fix your problem.

It could be a problem with the lens, you shouldtry cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying. If you take a little risk can solve.Follow the instruction: Don't panic it's very simply.
  1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
  2. clean the optical lance
  3. now you can fit to your pc
  4. If it does the same problemplease change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected.
  5. HOW TO REPLACE CD ROM e.g. follow link=http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07164&lc=en&dlc=&cc=us&lang=&product=242024

For Laptop http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-gateway-mx-model-ma2a-series-laptop/

Hope it will help you.

Dec 28, 2010 | Gateway (5500652) (  5500652)...

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I have no ides how to reset the laptop as someone has taken everythin off the laptop the laptop is a acer 5315 really need some help cant even get the disk drive to open


Take a Norwegian paper-clip, and straighten one end.
Insert that end into the small hole in the faceplate of the CD-drive,
and push until you feel resistance.
Then, push another 1/4 inch (6 mm) to "unlock" the drawer.
Then, push the open/close button, and the motors should push the tray completely open.

Then, insert the original Acer "System Restore" CD, close the tray, and restart your computer. Tell it to boot from the CD.
When it does, it will start to reinstall Windows.

Oct 24, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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As I was powering up my laptop I opened the cd drawer placed a disk in it. Now it won't close. Tried rebooting, hitting the tab and closing, control panel open drawer, nothing seems to work ????


If the door has shut then look at the facia of the dvd panel and there should be a small hole in it

Get a strong paperclip and push it into the hole, that will eject the drawer

If you have jammed it in real tight get someone else to push the paperclip in the hole while you carefully use two blunt knives to lever on the sides of the drawer

Worse case scenario is that you have to take out the two screws on the base of the laptop and remove the drive altogether to gain access

Jun 17, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Ethernet port on laptob gateway not working


http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=MX6447&st=kw

From a computer that has internet access, download the appropriate ethernet driver for your network card from the link above. As for the recovery disk, you'll have to contact Gateway for a replacement disk.

Apr 14, 2009 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

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My DVD Drawer will not open on my Gateway Laptop


My dvd drawer will not open on my
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