Question about Gateway M-1625 Notebook
I have an extended battery (9-cell) that I've had for a year or so that still holds quite a charge. I recently installed an SSD into my laptop and updated the bios with Gateway's BIOS update utility in order to ensure SSD compatibility along with doing a fresh windows 7 install. However, ever since then, windows has had trouble reading the battery. It will read 100% or 99% and just be stuck there for hours until the battery reaches a critical level and I need to recharge it immediately. Even if it was reading correctly for the first 30% from a full charge, it will often jump back up to 100% and stay there until the battery is about to die. I don't want to do the battery auto-learning built into the BIOS as that is mainly for knowing the capacity and its bad to ever let the battery go dead anyways. Is there another way to fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services.
May I ask which antivirus you are using? I also have Windows 7 Ultimate and I went thru every single antivirus out there just to find one I was happy with. I had the same problems but I have a desktop. Even though all the ones I installed said they were comatible with Windows 7.
I tried Norton = Horrible lockups
Panda security = Slow bootup
Trend Micro = No comment
Microsoft Security essential = Ran good but got a virus right away
AVG and Avast = Slow boot up
I ended up going with Kaspersky as it was the only one that didn't give me any issues,
I think this may have something to do with the implementation of the rootkit scans that all of these antiviruses have integrated into the software but I am still researching.
How much RAM do you have and what is the processor speed?
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
hello, your model of laptop (NX560X) is able to boot of the usb port, what that means is even if you don't have the laptop working, and don't have a floppy drive, you can use USB flash drive, usb floppy etc to boot up the laptop from.
you should use other PC (perhaps the one you are using to post here :-)) to download bios from gateway website and then use usb device to boot your laptop. Below is the direct link for your laptop and here you will find latest firmware and drivers;
After you are able to flash the BIOS, test to see if the you can get into windows.
post back your results so we can further troubleshoot the issue.
hope this helps
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
There is no such thing as a BIOS virus. However, there are such things are boot sector viruses. Before you reinstall XP again, wipe the hard drive completely by deleting and recreating the primary partition.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
your battery has just gone to junk, you will just have to use your power cable, until you are able to buy a new battery. Your lucky though my battery kept crashing my laptop. I just had to remove the battery completely and keep use the power cable to get it to work.
you can order battery from gateway, or go to newegg.com or ebay.com or any other place you want to.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
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