Question about Gateway MX6956 Notebook
I have a Gateway MX6956. The laptop will turn on and shows the BIOS Gateway loading screen that you see as soon as the PC turns on, after that however, the laptop will not boot. I have tried booting from another Hard Drive, from CD, from a bootable USB drive. Any help would be greatly appriciated!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Can't boot laptop.
IS something is coming on screen after booting ..if yes then the cable connection to harddrive is faulty if not then your motherboard needs to be replaced..
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
first thing to try is the manufacturers diagnostic software.if that doesn't work try the ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ it is free and has a lot of utilities for hdd diagnostics. if you still can't get a definitive answer i would say you have a faulty logic board.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
you need to check the specs on your gateway to be sure your laptop firmware can accept the 500G hard drive (might be too big for it to see). I would first check for any firmware updates from the gateway website first and any notes that they can provide to you.
Another point is the kind of hard drive you are looking at. Is it an SATA drive? PSATA? EIDE? This also needs to be clarified to be sure you have the right kind of drive. You can verifi\y that you system can see the drive by looking in the CMOS screens to see if it sees the drive. I suggest you start there and check for updates to the firmware if you do not see it in there (CMOS). Thanks!
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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times this error occurs when I have swapped a hard drive and used the
wrong IDE cable to connect it. If your computer uses an Ultra Direct
Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller, and you use a standard
40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive, you may experience
this error. Make sure you are using the correct IDE cable.
Also, if your BIOS settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes, this error may occur. In this situation, restart your computer and enter the BIOS and load the "fail-safe" default settings and reboot.
If neither of these issues are the cause for the Unmountable Boot Volume, then the issue most likely is caused by a damaged BOOT.INI file in the root directory of the boot drive or file system corruption.
Follow the steps below to correct these file system issues:
1) Start your computer with your Windows XP CD-ROM, or with Windows XP boot disks
2) When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to Repair the installation using the Recovery Console
3) If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the Windows installation you want to access
4) Type the administrator password when you are prompted, if no administrator password is set then just press Enter
5) At the command prompt, type CHKDSK /R and then press Enter
6) Once CHKDSK has finished checking and repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press Enter to restart your computer
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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