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

Shows the desktop is not showing at all it only restarts again and again

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The boot up files have become corrupt

you have to get the windows install disk

to match the windows installed on your


Boot from disk and when its loaded it will give

you the choice to install or repair

chose repair and follow the promts

reinstall boot up files and then restart

if it still dosnt start

repeat process and this time

reinstall master boot record MBR

and restart

if that dosnt start you will have to

reinstall windows
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SOURCE: booting up

Try to start up with the windows XP CD in the drive, it will give you some options to reinstall or repair XP. If this doesnot work, ensure that your BIOS will startup from CD.

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SOURCE: my windows xp laptop is having problems loading,

The setting for 'Automatically Restarting; in the event of an error is enabled. You can 'disable' this setting (maybe) in order to begin troubleshooting the problem.

How long do you have at the desktop before it reboots?
Can you do this?

power on the laptop
when you get to the desktop
Right mouse button click the 'My Computer' Icon
Choose properties, Advanced, Startup and recovery tab
In System Failure uncheck the box titled 'automatically reboot'
Click 'OK'. The change requires a reboot.


Power on laptop and keep pressing the F8 function key until you get to the Windows XP startup menu. choose 'Safe mode'. boot to desktop and do the above.

these options only allow you to view the dreaded Blue Screen of Death BSOD which may help you understand what condition is casuing the problem. The path to resolving it may be harder and more difficult than simply reinstalling the operating system(software problem) or it may point to a hardware failure which sucks.

Reinstall the O/S using the supplied os disks from DELL. Install the 'new' O/S to a folder like Windows2, this is called a parallel install and allows you to login to the laptop and access all the data files stored there that you never backed up.

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SOURCE: I reformat my gateway netbook from xp to windows 7

Ok I will give you the simple way to correct this problem Goto start you will see (start search) on the bottom of the screen type in MSCONFIG hit enter this will bring up the config window find the boot tab open the tab you will see 2 lines one with xp the other windows 7 delete the line for windows xp and there you go

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SOURCE: laptop randomly shuts down and shows a blue screen saying

Make sure you don't have any unecessary programs loading up into windows when your laptop boots up. The next time the system randomly reboots check to see if the laptop feels a bit warmer then normal. Could be that your air vents are being blocked by dust. That would cause the air not to flow properly. Take a can of air and blow the vents clear so the air can flow properly and that would take care of the problem.

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