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System locks up

While doing a system recovery, without disks (I can't find them), it gets half-way then locks up. Cursor does not move, and nothing happens

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  • brian1971 Jan 15, 2008

    OK, I now have the restore disc from Gateway ($20 not bad) and it seems to install. But, after the restart it gets to almost to the end and it freezes up. Cursor doesn't move, caps lock doesn't work, and the HD led is out. How can I run diagostics test on HD? I'm a rookie!!!

  • mooseQQ Jan 21, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem now. I wonder if you have tried to set the BIOS as the best solution you rated ? Does it work ? Thanks!

  • jamielicardo Jan 29, 2008

    Hi i have the same problem get to half way and stops working i'm trying the step of disabling speed but i would like to know where i can get the reboot disc for $20 please let me know Email is



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Change the Intel SpeedStep setting from Enabled
to Disabled. in the Bios setup under advanced .then do a system restore

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

  • matt5757 Feb 03, 2011

    tried your suggestion



I had this problem for a long time, two motherboards later and an updated system disk, "which i had to buy off of gateway" I finally had a working laptop. Its not even close to when i first bought it though, slow as a snail! Gateway sucks!

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Any lights flashing on PC when it locks up?
try doing a hard drive diagnostics if you can, if it hits a bad sector on the drive it could lockup because it can't write to the drive

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