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I have a gateway laptop model MA7and it wont start up.

When I press the start button it runs for about 5 seconds ,displays Boot Menu F10, Bios Settings F2 , a gateway logo ,an intel celeron inside logo ,along the bottom of the screen it says press F2 for system utilities and a progress bar fills appears but stops about 75% of the way then the screen blanks and hard drive stops

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  • fiveroomer May 14, 2009

    No , the progress barr is to the right of press F2 along the bottom of the screen

  • fiveroomer May 14, 2009

    No , the progress barr is to the right of press F2 along the bottom of the screen

  • jav_2000_1 May 19, 2009

    Windows XP Media Center 2005 SP 3 Gateway MA7 laptop. Windows will not load, it gets stuck at a point with the windows XP logo and a progress bar below. I've tried safe mode and last good settings, but have had no luck. I have a recovery disk that came with the laptop. It is labelled "Recovery 1 of 1" I tried a recovery but it prompts for a disk 2 that I do not possess. When reentering disk 1, it says that it is not the correct disk.



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    Chris May 11, 2010

    You may have a hard drive failure then, try restarting and hitting F2, it will allow you into the bios menu. Check to see if there is any Hard Drive(HDD) listed. If there is and it is stopping here the problem may be serious if there isn't you may be lucky enough to only have a failed/failing hard drive.



    Let me know what you find,





    Chris

  • Chris
    Chris May 11, 2010

    Is the progress bar on a screen with the windows logo?

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It is not a hard drive issue. If hard drive is a problem system wont boot till motherboard processor. Try to reinstall your OS. It will fix your issue.

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