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Gateway 7330GZ Not Booting Properly

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The above Laptop just started going from the Gateway screen to the screen that say start windows normally to the Windows XP screen & keeps repeating.
Can any shed some light on what is causing this please?

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Unfortunately, I've seen this caused by both hardware problems (something on the system board) as well as software corruption in Windows.

Try pressing the F8 key when you see the Gateway logo screen (press it three or four times). This should, if Windows is healthy enough, get you to a startup menu screen. Pick the option of starting the last known good configuration and see if that lets Windows start.

You can also try using the Windows Recovery Console if you have access to a Windows XP system disc. (Your computer may have come with one, or maybe you can borrow one.) Boot from the CD. After Windows goes through its file copying and setup stuff, you will see an option of pressing 'R' to run the recovery console. Start the recovery console and enter the CHKDSK command. This may take a while to run, but it often corrects the problems that are keeping Windows from starting. After the command is done, enter EXIT to leave the recovery console and restart Windows.

You might also consider backing up (copying) the contents of your hard drive (My Documents folder and other program data) onto CD or DVD, and then reinstall the original factory software. This can be done by removing the drive from your laptop and connecting it to another computer with the appropriate adapter cable. A computer service shop could do this for you if you don't have the necessary adapter for a laptop drive.

A service shop could also diagnose the computer if it looks like a hardware problem is the cause, and give an estimate for the repair.

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Probably a virus, or your windows folder got corrupted. Try to use Knoppix (A linux distrobution that boots from a CD) to get all your data onto a pen drive or external hard drive. Download the Knoppix ISO at Knoppix.com and burn it onto a CD or DVD using MagicISO (magiciso.com). Insert the CD, and you should see the boot screen. Open the file manager, and copy all the files you want to keep from your hard drive to a pen drive or external hard drive. Then, reinstall Windows using a recovery CD (one might have come with your computer). Copy the files back, and PRESTO! 

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Try taking out the ram then boot
if not reinstall xp
if still reboots check fans for overheating

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