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try turning on your laptop in safe mode with command prompt by hitting f8 on startup,
try to check your your hard drive on typing "chkdsk" command. it will show the status of your hard drive. if it doesnt work theres problem with your hard drive
Turn on your computer then start tapping on F8 key >
Select safemode and hit enter>
click on start menu> all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore
Select a date in which the computer were working fine.
If you still facing the issue then go for recovery
**YOU WILL LOSE ALL SAVED DATA FROM YOUR HARDDISK***
FOR RECOVERY PROCESS
Turn on your computer and start tapping on ALT+F10, it will intitate system recovery (Sometime you will get a page called EDIT BOOT OPTIONS, if that occurs hit enter key to skip that page and then continue tapping on ALT+F10 again
This looks like a corrupted file in the boot section or a virus attack. the only solution is to reinstall the OS. there is no hardware error, if you had any hardware error the display will not be working fine. reinstall the Windows OS.
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have you already tried to power up your laptop without the battery, only with the powersupply docked in?
If this works, you´ll have to replace the battery or use the laptop without a battery.
If this doesn´t work, just take the full battery from the other laptop try to power up the laptop without the power supply docked in.
If this works, your latop motherboard is broken and till it is replaced, you have only the chance to work with a battery and reload it with another latop.
This could be a problem with your fan, whcih could be going out. it could also be the battery. check to make sure your battery is not listed on gateway's site for recall. last year a ton of laptop batteries were recalled for overheating and casusing meltdowns in latops. My own Gateway latop was one of them and got replaced for free because of it.
Also, I've found gateway laptops run a bit hot anyway, so I would buy a cooling pad with a fan or two inside to take the edg off the heat. it will increase the lifespan of your computer and mostare very quiet as well. Make sure you get one that is powered by USB so you don't have an extra power cord to worry about.
Gateway laptop is really ****.
I bought Gateway MX8711 in March 2007, after 6 months i use it...the hard disk failed.
Gateway replaced a new Hitachi hard disk for me but not more than 8 months and it failed again.
Gateway told me that i have no more warranty because the repair warranty is only 90 days.
I bought this laptop and use it not more than 2 years, the hard disk was failed twice.
Usually Hard disk manufacturer provided 3 years warranty for the hard disk. The manufacturer year of the hard disk is May 2007....they should able to help because the har disk not more than a year being used...but they don't. This is really bad customer service and not fair to the buyer.
I will not buy any Gateway products anymore....i swear.