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Laptop keeps saying prepaing automatic repair then shuts off and keeps repeating the same thing wont boot up too menu
Do you have any more details? Was it the victim of a fall? power surge?
Posted on Jul 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you haven't tried it yet, pull the battery out and try booting from the adaptor only.
If it boots normally, then your battery pack may be bad (shorted cell) or the regulator that has the job of charging and monitoring the battery pack while keeping your system running may not be healthy.
If you own any multimeter (at the cost of Chinese DMMs, everyone should own one), check the battery pack for charge. Under normal conditions, they should measure a couple of percent higher than their rating. You will have either Lithium Ion or Nickle metal hydride batteries in the pack so should measure some multiple of the nominal cell voltage of one of those types that are respectively 3.6 & 1.2 volts.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: Boot/Startup repair problem
Microsoft updates do it again!!!
while the PC is booting up his F8 repeatedly, if it lets you into the sub menu boot into safe mode and perform a system restore, take the computer back to before you did the updates, if this works and your computer is restored, turn the automatic updates off
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Posted on Dec 12, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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