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This is the Model of my Gateway T4C831007038 My issue is that when the computer is starting up it restarts right after the Gateway symbol pops up and I never get to the point where it lets me choose a username and log in. I have tried several times to use the "Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit with SP1 Operating System Disc" that came with it to fix the startup issues and it wasn't able to fix it.

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  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    I've tried everything so far and it hasn't fixed it yet.

  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    I still cannot figure out if I did everything correctly that the expert asked me to do.

  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    That didn't work either. I forgot to mention that I already tried to set it to an earlier date.

  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    It seems like my files and stuff are still there but I cannot get to them

  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    It does beep when I press F8 over and over again

  • jenniemarina Aug 02, 2009

    The laptop is just over the 1 year warranty. Just my luck!

  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

    Is there anything else besides resetting to an earlier date, pressing delete in the beginning, and pressing F8 continuosly? I've tried all of that and also tried to fix startup issues on my installation disc.

  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

    So since the hard drive is not being detected, I would definetly have to take it to a tech to have it fixed?

    Does that also mean that I will possibly lose my data?

  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

    I was advised that perhaps my hardrive isnt getting recognised...does that mean I will lose my data and do I have to take this to a tech to repair for sure or is there anything else I can do?

  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

    I tried that before and it just kept beeping. I also tried to reset it to an earlier date. I'm concerned about losing my files since I was in the middle of writing a book and poetry collection. Luckily my photos and home videos are safely stored on discs though.

  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

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  • jenniemarina Aug 03, 2009

    ok, I'm at work right now. When I get home tonight I will email you back after I check out the beeping pattern and such. Thanks.

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During bootup - by pressing F8 continuously - you will be given the selection to enter safe mode.
Do so.
Have you recently installed/deleted a program(s)?

Once you are able to boot in safe mode - re-post and we can give you more instructions.

Please accept this answer to remove it from the work queue.

Thanks :)

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Hi there

I understand you've been through correspondance with some experts here but haven't yet come to solving the problem. I have read through your replies and I usually do manage to resolve issues like this so I'd like to work with you to try and target the fault. Appologies if you've done some of the following because I am unable to read other expert's replies here, only yours.

Firstly, when the Gateway logo goes, and the computer restarts, just at the moment the Gateway logo disappears, does ANYTHING appear on-screen? No matter how quick it is, or even if you see a black window after the Gateway logo with a flash cursor, does ANYTHING at all appear or does it just immedietely restart after the Gateway logo?

Secondly, if you simply turn it on and wait for it to restart itself without touching anything, do you hear any beeps? If so, what it is pattern of beeps (like 2 quick beeps and 1 long beep)?

This should help me continuing to assit. Please do not rate this answer just yet as I still want to assist, and if you rate this reply now, the question will just go to someone else and you'll have to start over again.

I look forward to your reply.

Thanks

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Have you tried rebooting in "safe mode"? If not, here are the steps.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. When the computer starts you will see your computer's hardware being listed. When you see this information start to gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with the Windows Vista Advanced Boot Options.
  3. Select the Safe Mode option using the arrow keys.
  4. Then press the enter key on your keyboard to boot into Vista Safe Mode.
  5. When Windows starts you will be at a typical logon screen. Logon to your computer and Vista will enter Safe mode.
  6. Do whatever tasks you require, and when you are done, reboot to go back into normal mode.

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    Bruce Bracey Aug 03, 2009

    Im not sure if this didn't work for you or there has been a mistake.

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Aug 03, 2009

    If you are unable to enter safe mode, I would take it to a tech, have them backup your files and investigate the hard disk issue.

    Regards,

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It seems that the laptop is not able to detect hard drive. if you are not able to press F8 and get into the startup menu then the only thing you can do is to contact your computer vendor. Cause apart from these steps there is not any other step which can be performed without being physically near to the laptop.

Try and press F8 when the computer boots up and select last know goog configuration. If you do not get this step then its for sure that the hard drive is not being detected.

Good Luck

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Is this a new desktop that you are facing issues with? Have you checked whether the RAM is seated properly?

Please press F8 key while the system is starting and keep on pressing it until it asks you to boot in "Safe Mode". Also tell me if you get any beep sound when you start the computer.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Aug 02, 2009



    After pressing F8 continuosly does it ask you to boot in Safe Mode, if not then it is an issue with the RAM, RAM slot of your laptop or the processor is overheating. You'll need to get the laptop checked for overheating of processor or will need to change the RAM to correct the issue.



    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee

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Hello, Jennie.

Sounds like a problem with your operating system.

But, I can't tell from your comments what the expert advised you, so here goes:

1. When the system boots, boot to Safe Mode (repeatedly select F8)
2. Login to the prompt in Safe Mode
3. Select Control Panel - System - Advanced System - System Properties - System Restore and choose a recent date when your computer was working well.

Note: This will take your computer back to an earlier time, including any files (documents, etc.) that you have saved.

Hope this helps.

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If when you tried to reinstall Vista, the installation program started and was able to write files to har disk, but then installation failed, then the problem can be either the Windows disk used, or the hard disk drive. Sometimes you also get troubles with a faulty device that may not let the setup complete.

If you could not even start Vista setup, then you may have a faulty motherboard.

Try first unplugging power and removing laptop battery to reset, it may not work but must be done.

If you find a different windows Vista disk , try it out.

Try accessing BIOS settings and resetting to factory settings.

If optical disk is removable, pull it out from the slot.

Test the laptop with no battery and ac adapter only.

If you have two RAM modules inside, try starting the laptop with one module at once, so that you can find out if one module is faulty.

If that does not work, next thing to do is testing the hard disk with a bootable disk utility. If the disk is fine, then it can be the motherboard or a fried BIOS.

Try the suggestion in order, up to the RAM test you should not need a technician. Unplug the power. Grab RAM modules on their sides adn never touch circuits or contacts, components on boards are very sensitive.

Good luck.

G.


Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Ginko Aug 02, 2009

    If the computer restart before POST test , and cannot even start from CD, then it can be the motherboard, or in any case you need a technician.
    If a boot disk like Windows setup disk can start, then you can try updating bios.

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