Question about Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I'm trying to reinstall your system on my fresh formated harddrive.During installation of Norton , computer halts. I did twice re-installation , and I have same problem. My laptop is 1.5 year old,I never use your 5 recovery disks before.What to do, I need fresh copy of restore discs. Regards Jerzy

Posted by on

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is there a way that you can over ride installation of Norton?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Gateway Master
  • 12,061 Answers

OK the best idea is to get a fresh Bootable copy of XP SP2.. and install that. Do Not install Norton. You can find copies of XPSP2 on the net and then Download, make a CD/DVD and install.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can I format the harddrive on my dell inspiron 1464 and reinstallation win 7 with the DVD... If Yes how can format the harddrive from at the command prompt. please help thanks.


Hi
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and the drivers.
You will need your NEW Operating System disc or you will need to have the CD's that either you made when you got your computer or if your lucky you got the CD's that the factory furnished with the computer at the time you bought it.
If you do not have those CDs/DVDs then go the website of the computer manufacturer and search the website for "Recovery Discs", if they are not available
there you might locate them on Ebay.
1.Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new.
So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to reinstall the operating system along with the drivers.
Install the first disc and start the program.
That will bring your computer back to factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
Please take time to rate me

Sep 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1464 Notebook

1 Answer

I want to upgrade my computer so I just purchased a maxtor 320 gb harddrive for my computer. I install the new harddrive and put the restore cd and choose the quick format. Computer reformat normally and...


Here are some solution that might help
Option 1 Do a fresh install, used the original Operating system CD
Option 2 Install Norton ghost 2010 or Acronis Migrate on your OLD HDD and make your new HDD as Slave then Clone your Old HDD to the new one..

i hope it help.

Jun 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Can't backup my harddrive


I work at a computer repair shop, and we use norton ghost all the time. Its very easy to use and I would definatly reccommend it. As for a backup CD, you would need an external cd or dvd burner which costs between $50-100. Another solution is to complety wipe your hard drive and install windows fresh. This would remove all the factory installed programs as well as all your data so back it up! I hope this helped you.

Jun 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

3 Answers

T42 Booting Takes too Long


since you did a fresh install run norton or mcafee or avast
by the way avast is free. defrag your drive. i always do that even after an install.
to get avast go to http://www.avast.com
and download it (it's not memory hungry) run it.
if you still have problems let me know
Mark

Apr 16, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42p Notebook

3 Answers

Harddrive corruption - Computer not booting-up


My friend....sorry to tell you this, but there is only one solution for your problem. And that is to a clean reinstallation of OS. Only that will kill all virus and trojans on the hdd.
And after that be sure that you ALWAYS have an updated virus protection program running.

Good luck M8
Nic

Mar 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

File system errors


No this is software proble,try to first format the drive and re-install OS again...

Dec 02, 2008 | Gateway 3522GZ Notebook

1 Answer

Swaping hdd


You have half a dozen reasons why this will not work. The Operating system (XP) does not recognise the different hardware, the Bios doesn't recognise the MBR (the file structure of the harddrive) and you have all the wrong hardware drivers installed.
There is a way to do this if you have the original XP installation disk, install the harddrive, put the XP installation disk in the CD/DVD drive and set the machine to boot from the CD/DVD first. When the machine boots up and goes to install XP follow the instructions as if you are doing a fresh install, when SetUp attempts to format the harddrive it will discover you already have a version of XP installed and will give you the option to repair it, go ahead with the repair and MAYBE SetUp will be able to see and install the correct hardware drivers. If not you are looking at Slaving the harddrive, saving your personal files and then formatting the harddrive and reinstalling XP fresh.

Oct 31, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Cannot reinstall Window XP


Your harddrive shouldn't have taken a long time to format during the Windows setup procedure, the format operation carried out during setup is a very simple format and doesn't normally take long.
If you know the make of harddrive fitted to your machine, go to the manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tools for your harddrive.
If you don't know the make of harddrive then Hitachi's "Drive Fitness Test" is a good all round diagnostic tool for all makes of harddrive.
Whichever tool you use the best way to run it is from a bootable CD, so you will need to download the tool to a computer with a CD burner. The diagnostic tools are run in a virtual DOS environment created by the CD when you start your compter up with the CD in the CD tray.
You can download the Hitachi tester and read the instructions here:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Please come back and let me know the test results.

Aug 28, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop no boot


this could mean a number of problems but firstly enter you bios setup during startup check the boot priority order also while you are in this menu check whether the system identifies your harddrive if it does then maybe there is a problem with your operating system or partition. change the boot order to cd-rom first. then save changes and restart with the windows (if you are using windows) setup disk in your cd/dvd drive formatt you harddrive (using the long and not the quick formatt) then install a fresh copy of your operating system. if it is indeed the above mentioned problem causing your system halt then this should fix it. if this does not work then let me know what happens because you might be dealing with other hardware problems.

Jun 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Xp hangs and pc stop responding during Xp installation.


Location off viruses is on SYSTEM RECOVERY and it can't be cleaned.It's just one way:

If u can change the PIN off HDD.It can do just programmer!
So my solution is just buy new hdd

Nov 23, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

51 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18385 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...