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My nv53a gateway f2 light is not working because of this my laptop can't using window 7. Almas

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Try booting up in "Safe" mode. This is usually done by holding down one of the function 'F" keys when turning "on" your laptop or PC. Different mfrs use different "F" keys to do this. Just search on-line to learn which one Gateway uses. Turn your PC "on" with the power button as usual and hold that "F" key down until the screen is displayed which shows different "Boot" modes. Select "Safe mode with networking" so you can use the internet. After you do this, you letter size will be much larger than usual, don't panic. You can go to "view" on the top-line menu and "Zoom" out to make the display the normal size for the screen. In "Start" search block, bottom left, type in "cmd" without the quotation marks. A black screen insert will pop-up for you with DOS (backdoor access) screen. A cursor will be blinking on a program text line... type in "chkdsk/f" without quotation marks. Your PC should repair all the errors for you automatically.. it takes a long time, be patient. When it's done, turn "off" your PC and boot it up again. It should come on normally for you. If this doesn't work, you will have to go to "restore". Simply boot up your PC in "Safe" mode again and type "restore in the "Start" window. Your will see "restore" in the list of files. Click on it and a program will launch and show you a calendar display. Some dates will be highlighted... these are dates your PC was backed-up into the restore partition on your hard-drive... choose a date that you are absolutely certain you PC was working 100% correctly and click on it. Your PC will revert to that date in the Win7 operating system and boot up normally after it's completed. Be patient, it takes time! If that doesn't work, and you have an External Hard drive that you have backed-up your data... documents, photos, music, videos, etc... then you need only insert the original Win7 CD-Rom that came with your laptop and select "reinstall" the Operating System. Everything will be erased and Win& will be reinstalled just like the day you first bought it. You will have Internet Explorer... and MY Computer. Either navigate to "Windows Update" or use the shortcut in My Computer to get there. Windows Update will take a few days to download and install all the updates for Win7. Gateway may also have an update site for your laptop model number, go to it and install all the updates for it. If you have an "Intel based" motherboard... has an Intel sticker on it usually... go t the Intel site and select support, and then find drivers. The program will automatically find all the latest Intel drivers for your your Intel powered laptop, install those. If you don't have an Intel-powered laptop, the steps at updating an AMD system are another topic. Now, IF YOU DON'T have an External Hardrive... this is what to do. You have to go to Tiger Direct and buy a USB adapter for a SATA internal Hardisk Drive... call them on the toll-free number and they make sure you buy the correct adapter. Take out your internal hardisk drive... it's very easy to do this, the people at Tiget Direct will guide you or look it up on line using another PC. After you get the hardrive out and disconnect the two connectors on it, plug the adapter you bought into the correct slots, you simply plug the USB end into another PC or laptop and then plug another external harddrive into another USB port and move your data from your old internal hardrive into the external harddrive to save it. NOTE: If the internal harddrive displays no files in it, your hardrive has been corrupted and can't be recovered. (Your laptop is still fine, don't worry.) You simply need to go to Tiger Direct and buy a new internal harddrive... remember there are two different sizes... the big ones are for Desktops and the small ones for Laptops and Notebooks. Get one with at least 500GB storage space and a faster rotating speed is better than a slower one. They aren't expensive. (Do not throw you old Harddrive away!!!!) It has a holder or small end tabs on it that you need to transfer to the new harddrive so it fits into your laptop or PC properly... it;s easy to do, no worries. Once you get the new harddrive inside, put the original Win7 software that came your you PC into the CD-Rom and boot up your PC or laptop and install Win7 from the beginning and follow my previous instructions on updating it. One of the first places you will go after you update your software is the the Jave site, install the proper Java version for Win7 and then go to the Adobe site, to install Acrobat Reader and Flashplayer. You can then instal Mozilla's Firefox brower , and Apple's Quicktime and iTunes or whatever else you may choose to. This sounds complicated, it's actually very, very easy when you get straight to it.

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be sure to circle through possible screen.
use FN key + a key with a screen symbol on your keyboard (or check your doc) to switch from main screen to external monitor and back.
sometime some techies use external monitor for pc final test and forgot to restore configuration to laptop screen.
At restart XP is expecting the last used monitor and nothing shows on laptop screen.
try also connecting any external monitor to vga plug.
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Did you upgrade to Windows 7 or did the computer come with it? If the computer came with it and it stopped working try running the restore disk and restore to factory default. If you upgraded to Windows 7 your stuck because not all vendors provide drivers that support that version of Windows. You can try running the device in compatability mode but that really doesn't work that often. Check with the device manufacturer for updated drivers.

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SOURCE: wireless wont turn on using F2 key. is this

There is a physical wireless switch on the left side of the computer. The switch turns both the wireless network adapter and the bluetooth on and off. You need to first make sure that this switch is on.

With switch in the ON postiton, then you can use the FN-F2 keys to toggle the wireless LAN on and off.

The wireless adaptor is probably a mini-pci card that can be access through a panel on the bottom. Wireless cards on laptops are not considered user-replaceable so Gateway does not show where the panel is or if it's mini-pci card. If there is a panel other than the hard drive and memory then that is where the wireless card is. They are not hard to replace though it's best to try to replace it with an exact model.
If the computer is in warranty, they Gateway will have you send it into their service depot to have it replaced,

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It sounds like your system can't read the disk sector that contains your boot up software. You will need to get a system disk from somewhere to boot up. Your hard drive may need wiped and reformatted. Try calling your tech support to see what they offer. If the computer is new I would take it back.

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My laptop(gateway nv53a) turns on but why does it only indicate "starting windows"?


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Gateway ethernet controller driver

Use a USB flash drive on the computer you can access the internet on and save the driver files onto it. Then transfer them to your Gateway NV53A laptop.
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Gateway ethernet controller driver

  1. Plug a USB key into a computer you can access the internet with
  2. Get updated drivers from manufacturers site
  3. When prompted to save download choose the USB drive letter which you should see in My Computer/Computer on your 'desktop' screen.
  4. Save file(s) and them remove the USB key when safe to do so.
  5. Insert USB key into your Gateway NV53A and either run driver installer directly from USB key or copy files onto your Gateway.
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You don't need to access the BIOS to format your laptop. Put the Windows disk in the optical drive and then select format when you reach the correct prompt.

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The VGA Port on my Gateway NV53A laptop has come loose. It can still be made to work if I position the vga plug upward at precisely the right angle, but that involves keeping the laptop held still, ot

There should be 2 small nuts holding the connector in place these are also used to secure the external monitor VGA connector to the computer. You can get them from a computer shop.

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Delete hardrive on a gateway nv53a

To delete a harddrive you would go into BIOS Setup, and remove.
(Main menu, or Standard BIOS options (setup)

Was there a previous harddrive, you installed a new one, and the old is still showing up, or what is going on?

My intel indicates press F2 to enter BIOS Setup.
The best method I've found is;

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the F2 key.
You may hear beeps as you do.
Those are Stuck key Error Code beeps, and it is you that is doing it.
Ignore them.

If you do not know how to navigate in BIOS Setup, or save changes; post back in a Comment.

Totally way off? Post back in a Comment.


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Power light blinking on nv53a gateway

Your Gateway laptop comes with a series of LED lights that alert you to the state of your computer. You'll notice there are blue, purple and red lights that either blink or display solidly. Each light, blinking or solid, has a different meaning. The blue blinking light on your laptop indicates that it is in Standby mode. Your laptop goes into Standby when you close its lid without shutting down the computer. To turn this light off, you'll need to take the computer out of Standby mode, and if you want to ensure that the blinking blue light does not return, shut down the computer after each use.

Open the lid of your Gateway laptop and press the power button. Once Windows loads, enter your password if required. The blue light will no longer be blinking because the computer is no longer in Standby mode. Shut the laptop off when you finish using it rather than simply closing the lid to stop the blue light from blinking again. Click "Start" from your Windows desktop and click "Shut down." Change your computer's power settings to keep if from going into Standby mode when you close the lid if you'd rather not shut down your computer every time you use it. Click "Start" and click "Control Panel." Click "System and Security" and then click "Power Options." Click "Choose what closing the lid does" from the list of options on the left side of the window. Select "Hibernate" from the drop-down lists under "On Battery" and "Plugged In." Click "Save Changes." Your laptop will now bypass Standby mode when you close the lid and it will enter Hibernate mode instead. Hope it helps.

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Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key

this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

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This manual may be found on the Gateway website.

See their support/downloads section.
Search using your notebook model number.

Take care!

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Unfortunately, there isn't any way to increase the video performance of this model. Only very few laptops have interchangeable video cards and this isn't one of them, sadly. Video RAM can sometimes be increased in the BIOS by hitting F2 when the computer is first starting up (during the Gateway screen) and fiddling around with that, but it's probably a long shot because usually only enthusiast laptops have that function.

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