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Old Gateway GT5058. First it would lock up when I tried to restart it. I would hit enter to start windows normally (I run XP sp2) and it would give me a black screen. So I tried to restart it in safe mode and it stopped at ACPCPQ.SYS. I googled that problem and "think" I know how to fix it, but now the computer will sometimes not go past the very first screen (showing GATEWAY and the f2 for BIOS and f10 for boot options). I think I still have the option of reinstalling XP and zapping everything on my hard drive, but I don't want to do that because I had actually just put a ton of pictures and documents on this computer because IT HAS A BRAND NEW HARD DRIVE AND DIDN'T THINK I WOULD HAVE TO BACK THEM UP!!! HELP!!!

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  • kkumaus1 Nov 13, 2010

    The only options I get when I go into boot from CD are:

    Press 'R' for standard Gateway System Recovery options. You will boot into the recovery partition or on CD if no recovery partition is found.

    Press 'Q' to quit and to boot the OS on hard disk.

    It says that no matter where I pick the system to boot from.

    If I press 'Q', it goes into the same loop that I've been in.

    If I press 'R', it goes into the recovery partition and gets hung up there.

    No other options are available. I've tried hitting enter, all of the F keys, nothing.

    HELP! (By the way, never buy a Gateway. Worst purchase ever, besides my Volkswagen.) And the hard drive isn't "Brand New". I got it in May, so it just seems brand new to me.

  • kkumaus1 Nov 14, 2010

    the only recovery disc that i have has the programs that would need to be added from a fresh install of XP. no "normal" recovery disc came with this computer.

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It has a brand new hard drive? because thats what sounds like is wrong. Must be just corruption in that case.
You can use the windows XP installation disc to perform a repair installation, this will not delete any of your files. But all programs have to be installed again for them to work properly.
A repair install does not delete any of your files from the computer and they will be in the location that you saved them to, if you saved them to your desktop, then they would be found by opening My computer then c drive, then documents and settings, then the old username, and then desktop, and they will be there.
how to perform a repair installation on windows XP

insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

if not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

Read this page for more help on that subject
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575592-unable_to_start_cd_solve_boot_cd_issues_

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS

Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

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  • Ekse Nov 13, 2010

    Hey, thats not the windows xp setup cd that the instructions are for, you got a gateway recovery disc, it will most likely empty the drive if you install with it.



    maybe you can borrow a normal cd from someone?

  • Ekse Nov 14, 2010

    did you get my 2nd message? Sorry you CAN NOT fix this without the CORRECT CD. asking another expert wont help.

  • Ekse Nov 14, 2010

    okay, then you can not fix this problem yourself unless you can obtain a normal windows installation disc. --- thats if you don't want to lose any files.

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