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Boot Problem I inherited a Gateway Celeron 810M2 desktop. Having trouble with setting up xp network to see Vista cmptr. I boot installed XP Home Ed over Vista. Partially through system died. Now system freezes at Gateway logo. Won't F2 or F11. Only can get into bios by disconnecting hd. Slaved hd on another cmptr and formated it. Reinstalled in Gateway. No help. Disconnected bios battery for 2hrs reconnected. No help. Disconnected MB jumper powered on, turned off, reconnected MB jumper. Retried with NO success. Did I some how delete a bios or chipset file in the process? Any other suggestions? THANK YOU

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    ArmyMason, First thing I did was at boot up I tried to reinstall XP over the Vista I was having trouble with. This is when my problems started as stated above. Then I took HD and installed as slave in my second computer and did a full format and disk check with NO problems. Reinstalled HD in Gateway cmptr as master again. Same problem. Don't think it is ribbon or seating problems as nothing was touched and Vista was working somewhat except for networking. But I did reseat ribbon cable. Garrett

  • John Miller Jr May 11, 2010

    What's the type and size hard drive youre using? If its a Parallel ATA drive, are you using an 80 pin cable with it? Do you have the correct jumper settings (IE: if 2 drives present either both to Cable Select, or one master and one slave on the same cable)? Hit us back and let us know...

  • Garrett Murray
    Garrett Murray May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    Having issues with a Hard Drive I see. Let me ask you have you completely formatted the Hard Drive and did you do a quick format? What else is on the ribbon cable that the Hard Drive is connected to? Is the Ribbon Cable completely seated on the Mother Board?

    Thanks,
    ArmyMason

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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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