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Accidentaly pushed the hibernation button on my gateway GT 5408

Now my computer is making terrible sounds and I can't awaken it out of sleep mode... Even pushing the power button does not work...

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    Raymond Scott May 11, 2010

    What kind of sounds is it making? If it's grinding and clicking, it very possible the hard drive is going bad.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    Can you describe the sound in more detail please?

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Most likely you need a new hard drive since you say there are sounds coming out of it

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Going off of what SudoBash said you need to hold the power button for just 10 seconds and it will shut off the pc.

If that doesnt work unplugging its power cord will essentially be doing the same thing as holding the power button.

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Hold the power button for 3 seconds until it turns off... hopefully this doesn't mess XP up...

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8512158.pdf


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