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Wow almost a year later you respond the system is xp only on the older Gateway it does not go off the gateway screen I still have this computer I put it away but would love to be able to use it.

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If it does not goes past the gate way screen then my firend check the hard disk is it connected and check in bios if its detected there other wise change ur hard disk and go


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I turn on the Gateway and the words Gateway come on screen, then it goes black. The keyboard is on then off then comes on again, Screen remains black.


You have a problem with the operating system. It has crashed. You will need to reinstall the operating system in your computer. Before you do that you need to back up your file in your hard drive.To do that you need a 2nd computer get a hard-drive closure external take out the hard drive of your gateway. and plug it in to the external closure and plug it in the computer and explorer and move the files you need to the other computer. After that put the hard drive back into the gate

Your computer came with a recovery disc. Use that to reinstall your computer and software. That will help your problem. Update your computer to make sure it doesn't fail again.

Mar 09, 2011 | Gateway 504GR PC Desktop

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I got a nasty virus that disabled my ability to start up my windows xp. no matter what I do it takes me back to the screen where you can choose to run it in safe mode.Every choice that I have tried it...


have you tried the guide to trouble shoot the problem http://www.helpowl.com/manuals/Gateway/GT4010/83386

as you said that you are not able to start the computer it can only be solved by using a BOOT CD of a data recovery software, as this CD will help you boot your system and recover the lost data, It will also help you to recover the product key of the older version of the XP version installed

Dec 16, 2010 | Gateway GT4010 (RBGT4010) PC Desktop

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Problems loading OS in Gateway desktop


Normally installing the os on a different mechine, and then putting into another pc dosent work.

If the hardrive is the oringinal drive, which came with the system, and you want to install xp on, you will have to use a dos disk with fdisk on it, delete all partitions on the drive and create a new partition, then start loading windows, it will give you the option to format the drive for nt(ntfs) file system and setup windows.

If you do that and it still gives you protecting files error, you will have to take the side panel of the computer tower, unplug from the mains and take the cmos battery out for about 30 secs, put the battery back in, plug in the mains and reboot the computer, start loading windows again
Hope this helps and post back if you need further assistance.

Feb 19, 2010 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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On a six year old Gateway 310x whenever I turn it on the screen says 'We apologieze for inconvenience ... then offers various prompts for Safe mode, etc. I have tried each one and the same Gateway screen,...


sounds to me like you have gotten a virus or some other type of malware causing your system files to get corrupted. Unfortunately without a clean install disk you may not be able to recover your system. Question though, when you restart and get to your first boot screen do you see a function key prompt like f12 for system restore? You may have the capabilities to restore your computer already set into the motherboard.

Of course the only problem with that is you have to go and get the original **** put on it by the manufacturer. Free trials etc... If possible you can also try to find a third party site that can offer you a free download of the software. This is not piracy if you're using the original product registration key provided by your computer manufacturer. Because you've already paid for the right to use that key. If however you do not have a product key available you've already purchased then you will have to buy a new one from Microsoft.

Well, I hope this solution helps you and good luck..


Feb 09, 2010 | Gateway 310 X (310XSP) PC Desktop

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Will power up but theres no picture


I'd first check that you have the hard drives installed correctly as you can have a primary and secondary drive ect. If you need any of the files I'm unsure but If you don't mind those files deleted you could reinstall windows xp. But from a different computer you could get the drivers needed for xp. Install the operating system xp for example and then from another computer dvd drivers such as network(Probably the most important) you can add those and reconnect to the internet and from there download the other drivers directly (IE video drivers). At least check the hard drive connections to see that they are the way you want them. Hope that helps somewhat.

Feb 07, 2010 | Gateway 550GR PC Desktop

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My friend left his OPERATING SYSTEM disk at my house and when my computer got sick I Formatted MY Hard drive with his disk!!Being that he also had a Gateway (not the exact same model and 3 years older)with...


I think the problem lies with your dual core processor. Under Windows XP, these processors need to have the correct drivers installed to fully take advantage of the fact that they have 2 cores.
Try downloading and installing these drivers from the AMD website:
Dual core optimizer Processor driver
As always, back-up your important data, and preferrably create a restore point before going through with driver updates.
The radical choice is, obviously, to reformat using your own disk, as this should install correct drivers for all your hardware.


Dec 10, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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I need a system recovery disk for my Gateway Desktop


If the computer originally came with a backup software disk, you can try contacting gateway for a replacement. If the backup software was instead on a dedicated partition of the original drive you will need an XP home system disk, in which case you can probably get a better deal off the shelf at a retailer. Be sure you get the full version and not an upgrade, as you don't have any windows system currently installed for an upgrade to detect. If your Gateway has a Windows XP COA affixed and you can borrow a full XP Home installation disk from a friend you can install from that disk inputting your number from your COA when prompted. (don't use your friends COA) Microsoft will recognize this as a genuine restored installation so long as you have not changed any other major hardware in the system, and you input the same information for activation as you did originally. And you can get the service packs and other updates just as you always have.

Or: you could become a Linux user for free. For the Linux newbie I would have to recommend the Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS for their user-friendliness. Again that's FREE! if you try it and don't like it you're out exactly $0.00! My systems have been Linux exclusively for about 7 years, and am kinda partial to the Mandriva distributions, though I tried PCLinuxOS a while back and have had that on this system ever since, though it has it's quirks. But don't all systems?


If you find my suggestions to be helpful, please share with us some details so that others may benefit from knowing the whole story. Thank you!

Dec 30, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Blue Screen


Is this still under warranty? If not then you'll just need to buy another HDD (hard drive device) and connect that one where the old was. Re-install XP or Vista. Conact Gateway or go to the Gateway web site to see what was hardware was supported for your system.

HDD IDE/EIDE or SATA/SATA II
OS XP or Vista

After you find out the info just install the new HDD, and install the OS. I only recommend doing this since you can't even get into the Safe Mode. When everything is back up and running you can also re-attach the old drive to what is called Slave or CS (cable select) this is more automatic process. Then you'll be able to recover any data missing that you need that was on the older drive.


Jul 30, 2008 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Older gateway


as far as the guy that added memory , if you do not have the memory cards installed all the way in ,the computer will act like that . Pull the sticks back out , check to make sure that there is not any dust or trash int he connections and put back in . You got to make sure that the sticks are completely in, and the tabs on the side of each stick are locked into the the notches .

Apr 03, 2008 | Gateway 505GR PC Desktop

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