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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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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.

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