Question about Gateway MX6920 Notebook
My laptop is just over 1 year and it boots up to where it states, select F2 or F10 and when you select one of these, nothing happens. The o/s will not load.
I suspect it may need a new hard drive. It came with a 160GB. Do you think the hard drive is the issue? If so, where can I purchase a replacement. I live in Boca Raton, Fl. Thanks.
I could not find my model MX6956 PC Notebook on your list.
F2 should take you to the BIOS whether the hard drive is bad or not, so if you cannot even get into the BIOS, you have other problems that are preventing the system Posting.
I would suggest that you email Gateway's support as they may be able to give you some options to try.
They also have some online self help tutorials available here
Posted on May 29, 2008
This doesnt sound as if the Hard Drive is faulty, This actually sounds like a System File Corruption, Most Likely you will need to format your Computer and reload the OS, This can be abit tricky if you havent done this before, But its better than Throwing out a Good Hard Drive and Reloading the OS on a New one.
Posted on May 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The drive has developed some bad sectors on it
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
or you could download partition magic
when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition Partition Magic 8.0 Partition Magic 8.0
note: after you loaded your operating system you will have to change the boot order back to your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
Hope this helps you
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