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Solo 5300 system restoration question

I have an old solo 5300 laptop from college. I'm trying to restore to original settings, however, when I insert System Restoration Kit Disc 2 (version 98 rev. 1.2) and reboot, select Install Windows, says it's Preparing my computer for install of windows >follow prompts for installation wizard then screen goes black (but power still on)...and doesn't come back on. I'm a bit computer illiterate - any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated! (And the tech people @ Gateway say they won't help b/c I'm out of warranty.) Thanks!

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  • jrolfsen5 Mar 13, 2009

    It currently has XP on it so I would have to reinstall that too. I'm trying to start with a clean slate - the computer has a bunch on stuff from college on it that I don't need / want. I don't know if there's a problem with that 2nd System Restoration Kit Cd or if it's the computer

  • jrolfsen5 Mar 13, 2009

    and now the computer's saying that it can't find the network adapter
    (it's shows the wireless but is unable to connect and can't even locate
    the LAN) so I can't get online using that computer... good grief!

  • jrolfsen5 Mar 15, 2009

    i did try to re-install the driver of wireless & configure but no luck - can't get it to connect using ethernet cable either

  • jrolfsen5 Jul 18, 2009

    can't figure out how to install driver of wireless or LAN onto other laptop ???

  • jrolfsen5 Jul 18, 2009

    Using Windows XP on that laptop (Gateway) and on this laptop (functioning one) as well. Thanks!

  • christian Abong May 11, 2010

    did you try install the driver of your wireless and configure it?

  • christian Abong May 11, 2010

    what windows you use now? pls. give more info about your issue

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