Question about Gateway DX4300-03 Desktop PC
Computer was dead for about 1 month. I just installed a new power supply and it started well then got stuck on Boot device message.
A couple things to check first, make sure there's no floppy disc/cd in the drives, and if you are comfortable with computers, you can enter the boot setup of your BIOS, and check to see that your hard drive is listed as the primary boot device.
Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 Key to enter set up this will vary depending on your computers bios.
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press ENTER to check if its set to boot from your hard drive. The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ? If for any reason you have changed a setting in bios and you are unsure of it you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart .
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Or there is a connection problem such as a bad cable
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ribbon ide this will be the first to fail. Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This happens when the BIOS can't find the hard disk. If you're lucky it's just the hard disk that has failed, if you're not it's the motherboard itself the one that failed.
To find out which replace the hard disk with a good one then try to boot in th BIOS - if you can it's the hard disk, if you can't it's the motherboard.
Posted on Nov 26, 2010
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its not detecting your HDD. on boot enter BIOS & check whether your HDD is being detected by the MB. IF not(most possible) then check the power & data cables to your HDD, Check your SMPS too, if SMPS OK then your HDD is corrupted. GET new HDD
Posted on Jan 01, 2011
Firt thing you can check is wthr your harddrive is detected or not. to do that you have to enter to the BIOS,To Enter BIOS you have to press DELET or F1 or F2 key(Mostly DELET). Now inside the BIOS in main menu check if your hard drive is showing or not. If it is showing there then you try to find out boot sequence, option after getting the boot sequence optuon check if the first device is other then hard drive.
if your harddrive is detected and your first boot device is also set to HARD drive then it might that your Operating system is Crash, in that case you need to re install the OS.
Now if you can see your hardrive in your BIOS then you can open the case( remember to unplug all the cable, Power, VGA, KEYboar ...etc) and try to inter change the harddrive cable connting cable, i mean just try to chage the port of the cable to other one and try switch on your computer ... if still you find the same problem then try changing new cable. ....well if still you have the same problem then i am afraid that you might need to replace the hard drive with new one.
Sorry for the Bad Englsih. Hope the above steps will work for you and you understood what i tried to say.
Posted on Jul 25, 2012
Give this a try you probably have a mbr virus..
Download The following iso listed below. It is the latest version of the Kaspersky rescue disk. You need to burn it to a CD with a program like Imgburn (Which is also FREE like the iso file). Then you need to boot from the CD and run the scanner. It should fix you right up.
Kaspersky rescue cd download:
Posted on Sep 06, 2012
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