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Restoring a gateway gt5028

When attempting to run the restore disk, the computer boots into the disk and then goes to a blue screen

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  • mike_wrobel Dec 22, 2008

    there is no text on the screen, its the beginning of the install process and it doesn't load properly. I attempted to restore with another copy of Media Center but now during the install I get "missing hal.dll the error code is 7"

  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Yes, it could be the CDROM drive. If not E-mail me and I will explain steps to possibly re-install the OS. Usually clearing the CMOS will help.

  • Joseph Green
    Joseph Green May 11, 2010

    What does the blue screen say?

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Try with another media center copy & install . If you find the problem there will be another reason wherin your cd writer/ rom may not be reading the disc dueto which it fails to install...........hope this may help you

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