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Hardware problem? My laptop is having some issues. It is a Gateway MX8739. It just all of a sudden wouldn't load one day. I tried to dump it but it runs extremely slow and it won't reload windows. I was thinking it was a hardware problem but not 100% sure. I keep getting a message saying that windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. It goes on to say that this could be caused by unplugging a removable storage device while in use or by faulty hardware. Any help would be appreciated thank you for your time.

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It sounds, you have virus/ spy ware in your computer so first reboot your laptop and got to safe mode then get completely full scanned.
make sure, you have up-to date antivirus software.

post back if you get any bugs while processing.

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Either the software (operating system) is terribly corrupted or you have an issue with one of your peripherals. Disconnect everything except monitor, hard drive, and memory and attempt boot up. If it works then something that you disconnected is the culprit. If it is still not booting the operating system, if possible, needs to be repaired.



In a way you are lucky because this gives you a golden opportunity to dump Vista, the worst of the worst.

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Was working great, now all of a sudden I have no sound


Try reinstalling the audio driver.
You can download the audio and device drivers for your model Gateway laptop from this WEB site. Make sure you select your model laptop and the correct Windows drivers. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://driver-pro.com/related/english/hardware-drivers/?a=12221&gclid=COmm19XHtpwCFSMSagodPRuwnQ&hit=1

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Try booting with only the basic hardware - remove all printers etc -
If you are having a hardware issue -and it is a sudden thing you have hardware issues.

Remove all but one memory stick and see if it boots - if now - remove the one memory stick and place the other one in. If you know you're way around - go to boot the machine and as it starts - hit the delete key and keep hitting it until it goes into the DOS mode. Check the date that is set there. If it isn't that days date set it to that day. Keep settings and continue the boot.

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Installed a new graphic cards for Gateway DX4710-UB801A, it works for a day, but the next day, it wouldn't turn on, the power supply is not running.


Pull the new graphics card out to see if the power supply will start up, if no change, you will need a new power supply module.

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sounds liek you installed some hardware the pc did not like. plossibly memory that is not supported or video card that is not supported (some thing that a core item to the pc operation).
If this is not the case, one of these core items is faulty it sounds like. Another possibility might be some corrupted software like the OK throwing up kernal errors (blue screens). I would try to boot in safe mode to see if it happens there. If so, you will either have a hardware issue or OS one.. try the repair installation to see if it helps any. after that is looks like some hardware swapping.. hope that helps
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This is the issue with your RAM chip or Operating System .Pls replace the RAM chip with goods one and on the system .If still problem not resolved pls re-install the Operating System again.

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vista is causing the error. its a sucky op sys. have you considered downgrading, or perhaps putting ubuntu in as a second op sys from within windows? i would say that probably vista has the wrong drivers loaded for god knows how many of your devices. could be video, or video and card reader, and cam. if it works fine in xp, than at least you know your hardware and your card and cam are ok. you could honestly spend a week or a minute trying to find a reason why vista does freaky things but the reality is that its just unstable, clunky and a poor, poor excuse for an op sys. 80 percent of people who have vista dump it within the first 90 days of owning the pc or laptop.

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