MY GATEWAY PROFILE 4 ISSUES A PROBLEM WITH THE HARD DRIVE.
WHEN STARTING MY COMPUTER, I GET A MESSAGE THAT SAYS PROBLEM WITH THE HARD DRIVE HAS BEEN DETECTED. CONSULT TROUBLE SHOOTING SOLUTION OF OWNERS MANUAL. PRESS THE ENTER TO CONTINUE. I PRESS ENTER AND I CAN'T GET WINDOWS LOADED. IT REVERTS BACK TO THE HARD DRIVE MESSAGE.
Re: MY GATEWAY PROFILE 4 ISSUES A PROBLEM WITH THE HARD...
Bad news. Your hard drive has had a SMART failure and subsequently crashed. If your data was important, I would get the computer to a skilled professional as soon as possible. Ideally, you can get them to make an image of your drive. That will get you back to right before the crash. If they can't do that, there are data recovery places like gillware.com that can help you out for a flat fee.
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1.Check your power supply by using an Analog Volt Meter, you should check if the power supplied by your power supply is stable,
2.Check your ram if it is faulty. try to clean the lids of the ram using an eraser. If still your computer doesnt work, you should find a spare RAM and test if your RAM is working properly.
3.If you dont have any problems with your RAM, you should try unplugging external PCI cards, AGP Cards, on your motherboard and use the internal devices instead, like built in VGA, sound card, Network Interface Card,just to check if there are no faulty devices which stopped your computer from starting.
My understanding is that when you power on your PC, the POST is succesful, but then the system hangs.? If i am correct. There are several reasons this may happen.
1) Boot record corrupt S) Reformat the harddrive and re-install operating system / replace hard drive
2) General Hard drive failure but boot record instact S) Replace Hard drive
3) Operating system inoperative S) Re-install operating system
Most pre-built systems come with recovery disks, you may try this as a solution if available.
When replacing a defective hard drive, or partialy inoperable hard drive, a good policy is to change the drive to slave, and install the new drive as master, this way any data you may be able to recover, can be done after the new hard drive is installed, and an operating system is installed on the new drive.
Download some free hard drive testing software, like seagate tools,from:
or another had drive manufactor. They run from a disk w/o windows . If the hard drive checks out try reinstalling the system.
Another quick test , for conformation is to hook up you monitor to anther computer just to make sure it is not the monitor. It rarely is.
it sounds like it is booting to a network... unless this is normal you need to change the order the computer boots.... f12 i believe is the right key to tap on as it is booting up.... have it boot directly to the hard drive... unless of course you require it to boot to a network
You need to uninstall the graphic drivers for the card and install new ones from the makers site.
This can be done in device manager by right clicking in the display adapter and then uninstall. Then reboot and install the new up to date ones. Sounds like the ones you have in now are damaged or corrupt.