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The newer laptop we have is locking up for some odd reason, with a blue screen - then shutdown/auto-reboot to a Windows Error Recovery black screen to choose Safe Mode - etc, etc, the System Restore that was set to over a month ago does not even restore the computer to operating normally. Going online - a bunch of other Gateway owners are having the same issue.... is this a well timed - "We're unhappy with Acer's benefit package" conspiracy, or is there a logical explanation? Please help before I turn this hunk of plastic into a Walmart employee enema............. Thank you.

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If it is still under warranty, I would not attempt anything, just take it back, if not, let me know and I will see what you can try.

good luck

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Have it checked for any spyware

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What is the model of this Gateway laptop? Was it purchased at Walmart?

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