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GATEWAY MX8715 WILL ONLY BOOT TO BIOS AND BOOT MENU SCREENS?

NEW 2GB RAM
NEW CMOS BATTERY
HARD DRIVE CHECKS OK ON ANOTHER PC

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    Michael Lucas May 11, 2010

    additionally.... when it goes to the bios screnn.. is the system date right... If not try correctin date and time then save and restart since you changed the cmos battery.

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas May 11, 2010

    are you getting any error code beeps after you turn machine on

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Remove the new ram
then restart if that don't get you there
let me know

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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Detach the CMOS battery from the metal holder. Some Gateway CMOS battery holders have tabs on both sides, while with others you can lift the battery out. Press down on the tabs and the battery will pop out. Wait two minutes, then push the battery back in. This will change the CMOS settings back to default and reset the Gateway BIOS password. Replace the panel and cords. Turn on the PC and enter the BIOS menu by pressing F2 repeatedly to create a new password. To bypass creating a BIOS password, boot to Windows normally.

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I'm sorry but I don't know how to reset your BIOS. But to get around your problem, you should be able to enter the boot menu to boot to the optical drive to install your OS.

In order to access the boot options on this notebook computer, press the F10 key while the Gateway screen is displayed during the startup process. This opens a Boot menu with the option to start the computer to any of the available drives. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select a menu option, and then press the ENTER key to start to the selected device.

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Try this. Please make sure that when you installed your CMOS battery, that you did it correctly.

Here are instructions: http://www.smartcomputing.com/Editorial/article.asp?article=articles/2004/w1510/32w10/32w10.asp

Now, if all was correct then go into the BIOS and configure your hard drive because it sounds like your hard disk isn't configured.

Most BIOS's will auto recognize the hard drive but you have to go into the BIOS and tell it to search for it and then save it by pressing F10 and save before you exit out of your BIOS.

If all else fails, replace your hard disk.

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Ok,was starting and then shuting itself off,now it starts, all of the lights are on,but no boot and black screen. for a HP DV6000


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So basically you cannot get the pc to POST. Meaning you have just a black screen when you power on the pc, right?

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If you are the victim of a bad BIOS flash, don't freak there are some options. First off, if the computer (or motherboard) is still under warranty the Computer (or motherboard) can be sent to the Vendor for a BIOS reprogramming.
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For non-BIOS issues:

If you did not try to update BIOS before the problem started then try these troubleshooting steps.

1. Full power down. Unplug the power cord from the Power supply. Then hold down the pc power button (this discharges any residual power in the capacitors).

2. Open the case and reseat the graphics card, hard drive, and RAM.

3. Take out one of the RAM sticks if there is 2 or more. Swap the RAM sticks in different RAM slots. Try one stick at a time to see if you can get the PC to boot. If this works, then the remaining ram sticks are damaged.

4. Set the Cmos jumper to clear. Power up the pc. Power down the PC. Set the Cmos jumper back to normal position, power up the PC.

5. Unplug and replug all the power supply cables.

6. Check the powersupply function. Either by a powersupply voltage checker (20-25 dollars at local PC shop), get the supply tested at a PC shop (usually a free service), put the powersupply in a different pc, or try a different powersupply in the problem computer.

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Start by pulling all the ram sticks if you have not already. This is the easiest components to check and usually a culprit.

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Once you find it, pull it out. Leave it out for about 24 hours (one day) afterward placing the battery back into its slot on the motherboard. Now try booting up.

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Your Hard Drive is getting weak replace it with a new one , sometimes when it gets weak and get bad sectors it does not take up the OS and Boot bcoz the data written get lost so replace it or do the double check as follows

check ur hard drive is it showing u in Bios the main culprit is ur Hard Drive try re loading ur operating system by formatting ur hard drive otherwise Change ur Hard Drive it has become weak , there is a hard drive checking utility like HDDLIFE try connecting it to another desktop and scna it thru this software see the strength of the hard drive ur self download the trial version from website www.binarysense.com and let me know if it helps ,

basically if u computer boots ok and goes in bios when u press key that seems like ur whole pc is working ok incl RAM the only thing that is responsible for the operating sys is Hard disk it is where all files reside so when it crashes or get weak it doesnt give up files to boot so pc is unable to boot forward

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