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Hard drive I have a Gateway E-3600 version 5.1.2600. When I start up the computer the screen is black and says A problem with the hard drive has been detected...and then it says press enter to continue....when i press enter..there is a constant clicking sound similar to when my computer shuts down....Help!~

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Try reconnect the buswire of your hard disk that is found inside your CPU,its color red/ gray flat wire..then redetect your HDD to your BIOS just to make sure its working.

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Hello, zx4300 black screen, fan is working, led light works test another hard drive still will not work, very confused please help


I'm beginning to think that the gateway zx4300 all in one has a major defect problem with the motherboard. Mine is 8 months old and the screen went black on me a couple of times then totally went out. I took it back to best buy (still under warranty) they sent it to Kentucky (gateway) 3 weeks later got it back and it's starting to do it again. I'm not happy and am pretty ********** at this point. I use my computer for business and this has been a major inconvenience and money loser. I want to have gateway trade this for a different computer. 8 months old for this to happen is unacceptable.

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I turn on the Gateway and the words Gateway come on screen, then it goes black. The keyboard is on then off then comes on again, Screen remains black.


You have a problem with the operating system. It has crashed. You will need to reinstall the operating system in your computer. Before you do that you need to back up your file in your hard drive.To do that you need a 2nd computer get a hard-drive closure external take out the hard drive of your gateway. and plug it in to the external closure and plug it in the computer and explorer and move the files you need to the other computer. After that put the hard drive back into the gate

Your computer came with a recovery disc. Use that to reinstall your computer and software. That will help your problem. Update your computer to make sure it doesn't fail again.

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I have a gateway nv5470u,it picked up virurs and went blank,,it would not come on,then one day i hit the turn on button,it come on a blank screen with a white line uptop to the lleft...


That means that the hard drive is not detected properly on the computer.
Start the computer and keep tapping F2.
You will get a setup utility.
Press F9 and hit ENTER.
Press F10 and hit ENTER.
Now restart the computer.
If u still have the blinking cursor on that black screen, u need to check your hard drive.
If u are gettng some other error in windows or just a black screen, try doing recovery.
Recovery will wipe off all your datas in the computer.
For doing it, keep tapping Alt+F10 as soon as u turn on the computer.
If u are succesful, it will give a message that windows is loading files.
Just follow the prompts.

Keep me posted on the status of the issue.
If that helps, dont forget to rate me.

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My gateway will not load , only partial startup and then blank screen


It may be a hard drive problem or virus, try running the system operating disk that should have came with the computer or just buy a system disk and reformat the drive and put windows back on to it hope that helps.

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I installed a new hard drive and the video and sound drivers did not get installed. I downloaded them from Gateway but I lost video completely until I started in safe mode then deleted Invidia then screen...


This is caused by the installation of the wrong video driver.
Check the video driver for your model computer before you download it and make sure it is the XP or Vista version that matches the version of Windows that is installed on your computer.

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By all means, take it back where you got it. More than likely the computer is groaning about something simple like the location of the hard drive on the data-ribon. The place you purchased this machine will more than likely figure this out. I would go into details about how to fix the issue, but there are several things that " could " be happening, and i'm not comfortable sending a novice into thier bios settings, or opening the case to determine the exact issue.

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chipset drivers that are loaded onto the harddrive are not the same as the ones in the "new" computer you put it into.

The only way to do that is format the drive and start from vanilla.

This is very common. -Jeff

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hey you need to boot from a windows disk and select repair this will solve your problem. I'm assuming the start up disk is a OEM of windows if not borrow one from a friend .. follow the steps HERE
Its for windows xp but its the same process for vista and other versions of windows as well!!!

That will solve your problem and next time Dont Compress the WINDOWS folder located on your harddrive ok :)

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Probably the hard-drive has gone bad.. First try a complete re-install of windows (you will lose all saved data on the hard-drive, so if you can, back up all important files first)..

If that doesn't work, you need to purchase a new hard-drive

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