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When i start my computer it says system configuration error how can i fix it ( gateway mx3417)

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  • pie61dc Jun 15, 2008

    where can i get it

  • pie61dc Jun 15, 2008

    it didn't work

  • pie61dc Jun 15, 2008

    it says your system has detected a configuration error

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    my son says the problem started after using the system restore

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    what will i check on the boot order

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    it didn't work do you have another idea pls. helped me

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    the error comes after the windows logo appears.. please help me

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    actually i already turned it off and then turned it on and up to now it's still loading for like 30 mins. now and i didn't inserted any cd i just turned it on.. thank you . if this doesn't work can i still post a message .. thank you very much.

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    will the operating system disc can fix it. if not wher can i get the driver for windows repair.. thank you again.

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    yah he can't find it.. thank you very much i will contact you ones my system work.. is the operating system disc the same w/ the windows installation disc.. thank you for the help..

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    yah i will follow as soon as it stop loading.. 'coz up to now the hour glass is still there.. should i turn it off now..thank you

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    ok thank you.

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    ok .. thank you.. i will just wait ..

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    after i followed what worldvet told me.. then after i do that it started loading up to now

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    if this fix my problem i 'll still post a message.. thank you.

  • pie61dc Jun 16, 2008

    and i thank you guys for helping me w/ my problem 'coz i don't have any idea about this comp. and i know that you guys have so many idea about this thank you so much and i really appreciate it..

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Sure you can.

Something changed in your system bios settings. When you get this screen you described, at the bottom of the screen it should present a statement, press (some key ) to enter setup or Press F1 to continue. You can press the special key to enter bios setup and then at the bottom is a guide that will say something like press F9 or another key, to set system defaults. Do that and you should be fine. Exit setup and your system will reboot. If you get the screen again do this: Press F1 to continue and then immediately, immediately press and tap on the F8 key to get your system startup menu. Choose to enter Safe Mode, then shutdown normally after you get your desktop and after power is fully off restart and you should be fine now.

There may be no need to do anything special or other than this.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    Turn you system off after you insert your Windows CD.
    Turn Power back on.
    Let the Windows installer go.

    When it reaches the point where it says 'there is already Windows installed' select "Repair"

    Let Windows repair your machine.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    The Windows CD will fix it if you follow the procedure I outlined previously.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    yes, it is. You will need your product key which is listed on a sticker on your pc.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    Not yet, you can leave it go. You never know, it may be actually doing something. If after another hour or so you can insert the disc, turn it off and restart.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    Let me point out that there is no competition between Ekse and I. We are both here to see you get your PC fixed. We will both be glad to help you as much as we can. He and I have been through this more times than you can imagine so if you get stuck do not REACT, act by asking us, one or both of us will get back to you soon.

    Rest assured and try to relax we know this can be fixed for you. Trust us, its not the money. You pay 9.95 but won't see but 3 maybe 5. So, its not the money that drives us... its the desire to honestly help you through this.


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Do a System Restore.

What is the exact error message by the way ?


Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Jun 15, 2008

    Like if you are still able to boot Windows (where you can see the Start
    button at the bottom-left part of your screen), click the Start button,
    locate & click Control Panel



    Look for anything that sez SYSTEM, open it up until you get the small
    window that sez System Properties, locate the tab named System Restore

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You can use the windows installation cd to perform a repair installation.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    Also it debends, what kind of error has accured. Are you able to get to the windows logo when its starting up / loading? or does this error come before this.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    if you don't have the disc for your windows, but if you have a xp lisence code in the cover of your pc, like this



    http://www.slimcode.com/cs/photos/blog_a...

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    you can either take the pc to a shop where they can repair this for you, or you can order a replacement cd from gateway.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    It may also be a simple incorrect setting in bios as WolrdVet has pointed out.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    heres a very detailed video about bios.



    I was planing to make you a video myself but it takes too much time right now.





    Check the boot order

  • Ekse Jun 16, 2008

    the windows repair installation will most likely fix the problem, you might need to get the drivers for your system again, your sound and so on might stop working at first. thats noting to worry about its just becouse the dirvers havent been installed.

  • Ekse Jun 16, 2008

    Yes the windows installation disc you can use it to repair your windows but then you need the drivers, Il get you the drivers when you have got your pc working again.



    If you are satifyed you can press on the accept button on my solution or if you have any further questions you can ask me.



    You can use the ask me button to contact me ones you have the system working and you need the drivers if your son can't find them.

  • Ekse Jun 16, 2008

    are you in windows setup or where do you have this hourclass

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6.Close all other programs.
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.
Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.
Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

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1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
6.Close all other programs.
7.To start the system restore, click Next.
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Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
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Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.
Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.
Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
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1. What exactly do you see on the monitor screen when the computer starts?
2. Do you see any error message?

Step 1: We recommend you to start your computer in last known good configuration and check if the computer starts.
a. Start your computer and tap F8 key continuously to see advanced boot options.
b. Select Last known good configuration and hit enter.
c. Check if the computer starts.

Step 2: If the computer does not start, then check if it starts in safe mode
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Step 3: If the computer does not start in any mode, then repair install using Windows XP disc
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  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
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  • When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, only the information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet is restored. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
  • NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.
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Start the computer using the last known good configuration I copied this from WinXP Help and Support you should be able to restore your system. If this don't help you will have to run windows setup and repair or install. mysleuth



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  • When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, only the information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet is restored. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
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Please try to put little more explnation
or try this
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Select the Srvices tab and you can change the configuration changes here. Be sure not to uncheck anything necessary for the windows to boot.
hope this may solve your problem
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