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I was playing starcraft2 and my computer started getting brief periods of choppiness. They became more frequent, and when I restarted my comp it took forever to turn back on. After the reboot, it was running even more slowly. Normal programs like Firefox took significantly longer to open and load. I thought it was a video driver issue, so I first rolled it back (no effect) then updated it to the newest version (also no effect). I ran a full virus scan which found nothing, and Defrag also did nothing. Tried system restore to a previous date, also no effect. At this point I think it's hard drive or processor, but I really don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My computer is a Gateway DX4831.

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SOURCE: Gateway GT5412 Hard Drive Restore

hmmm..bios is not an issue..should install cleanly, assuming the disk is 'washed' well, dried, and folded properly(partitioned)..

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Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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Take your Agp card with you to the shop. You do not need to go through Gateway, but there are serveal formats of AGP regarding the voltages.

By the sounds of it you have the newer version of AGP so finding a replacement card won't be a problem. The only real issue you have is AGP cards cost a lot more then their PCI-e conterparts.

Going from a GeForce 4, look for something like an FX5700 or even a 6200. Don't let the sales guys get in your ear either. Putting any higher video card then these in your current system and your wasting your money.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Rebooting .. no effect on the monitor black blinking yellow light

Hi.
This is a hardware problem. If the machine seems to startup normally (apart from the monitor), then it is commonly caused by the video card coming loose. Turn it on, wait about 2 minutes until the drive activity dies down, then press the power button on the computer once. If the machine shuts down and turns off, then it had booted into windows normally and your data should all still be there. If you have a video card in the machine, unplug it, then re-seat it firmly and try again. If the machine is not booting (it doesn't shut down and turn off with a press of power), then unplug the RAM and the video card and press them back in firmly.

Mark

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: PC constantly reboots after external HD error

Firstly remove the external drive. If that works, great! Otherwise continue.

If that didn't work, then you'll need to figure out a bit more. When you go into safe-mode windows will list off each file as it loads it. Note the file it crashes on! Insert your XP disk and run the recovery console. From here on, simply copy the file you need to your hard drive, example:

If the system crashed on (fake file): C:\WINDOWS\this.is.important

Then run a command like:
copy this.is.important C:\WINDOWS\this.is.important

You may need to remove the file beforehand using the 'delete' command:
delete C:\WINDOWS\this.is.important

If none of these options work, or you don't want to fiddle with the command line, try a professional computer repair service!

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: dont have recovery disks and have virus...actually just missing disk 2

If the popup you're getting is from something like "MS Antispyware 2009" or similar, that's the same trouble I've seen on several other computers. Download a removal tool called ComboFix. You can find information on how to use it and links to download it here. This is a handy tool even if the virus you have is different as it will fix a number of virus and trojan problems. ComboFix can be run in safe mode if your computer can't start all the way into Windows. Turn your computer on, and when you see the Gateway logo screen press the F8 key. This will give you a startup menu screen from which you can pick starting in safe mode. This prevents Windows from loading everything except the minimum stuff it needs to start. Run ComboFix and let it repair the troubles it finds.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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