Question about Gateway NE56R31U Celeron Dual-Core B830 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB DVD RW
The laptop initially would boot to the Windows logon screen but would automatically shutdown in less than a minute. In safe mode, the laptop would stay on for a longer period of time, and I noticed the OS was compromised (no windows update feature, inability to complete a virus scan or perform an update through Microsoft's website, inability to refresh drive or restore drive to a previous restore point, etc). For normal boot, I would have to continuously turn the power on and off until it finally would boot up (still only for a short period of time). Ultimately, for no apparent reason, the HDD was wiped clean of all data. I reformatted the HDD and installed a previous version of Windows, but the laptop will not boot or provide access to BIOS settings. BTW, I removed and replaced the CMOS battery. Any help would be appreciated. (email@example.com)
Try to boot from a linux live cd/dvd and erase/create new partitions
Posted on Jan 03, 2014
Based upon what you describe, it sounds like you have a boot zero (sector) virus on your hard drive.
Posted on Jan 03, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the best thing for you to do is purchase a cooling base its a platform with fans in it to blow air through the laptop all the time. these are greast for the newer faster machines they tend to run hot. you will also love the difference it makes in performance
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
If u can, try to reformat it, reason i say this simple solution is because u already had the laptop looked at professionally, and due to you're laptop being stuck at the windows screen, i see this happen on HDD swaps a lot. The HDD needs to be repair-formatted or fully reformatted to talk to the new mobo when switched out, try this if all else fails, i personally think giving this simple solution may fix the boot up issue, but do make sure ur friend who looked at your laptop hadn't reset ur C MOS and may of not reconfigured it, this may also be the main cause of boot up troubles so make sure everything looks fine in ur BIOS. Gabriel will have a more proper solution than this but i believe by doing this it may help u bypass ur loading issue
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
isnt there a quik boot option in the bios?,look at your system info in windows,rt.click my computer and hit properties,is your processor speed correct,and your ram memory all there.?should be a number divisible by 64,if its not and your missing 10 or 15 meg. one of your ram sticks is loose or failing,pop them out and reseat them,seems to help some of the time,hope this helps ,let me know more details
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
Yes, if the CPU/motherboard will not POST (Power On Self Test), then changing the CPU is the only thing that you have not tried.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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