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6 billion folks with 6 billion PCs, on earth?
and like 1/2 with wifi dead, ever wonder why?, WIFI-SUX?
use ethernet at home , are you at home ,then any Cat 5 cable works. do so then get the firewire driver you need at Gateway.com

google why wifi sucks, read it, its all true the endless way it can fail
ever the hood is overloaded NOW, ever go to a hotel and see that.
yah. same thing.
play with wifi last if ever, and win. really why suffer pain?
there is no need to ever.
plug the PC ethernet port to your router. wow it works and NO MAGIC or WIFI jamming, etc.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Sep 27, 2018

Change the password

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

Try This:
    • 1 Back-up any important files to an external hard drive, if at all possible, before proceeding.
    • 2 Place the Windows Install CD into the computer's optical drive. Restart the computer with the disc inside. As the computer starts up, it will prompt you to press any key to boot into the Windows Install CD, press any key to do so
    • 3
      Press "Enter" to bypass the "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press "F8" to accept the Windows License Agreement. Windows Setup will ask if you'd like to install any available updates to the operating system. If you currently have a (wired) Internet connection, download the updates. If you do not, you can install the updates after the restore completes.
    • 4 Select the "Custom" installation route. Select the internal hard drive as the installation destination. Press "D" to delete any and all data on the hard drive. Confirm this action by pressing "L". Press "C" to create a new partition to install Windows. You will need to use the "NTFS" file system, as this is the Windows default.
    • 5 Continue the installation by following any on-screen instructions. You will be asked for the Product Key, your region/time zone and to create a name for the computer. The whole re-installation, reformat and restore process will take a little over an hour. Once complete, the computer will reboot to apply the finishing touches. Remove the Windows Install CD at this point to avoid booting back into the disc. The Gateway laptop will launch into a freshly restored Windows installation.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jul 18, 2012

It is, like almost all "sound cards" are these days, integrated into the mainboard chipset. If is fails, mainboard replacement is the only solution for a notebook.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jan 07, 2012

With a new LCD screen, yes. Depending upon the age of your machine, and the cost of the screen, a new laptop may be more cost effective.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jan 07, 2012


Gateway MX6214... | Answered on May 15, 2011

Try installing SIW (system information for Windows) and click the passwords tab.
SIW can retrieve most stored passwords on the system.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Look on your keyboard on the "f" keys (f1, f2, etc...) for a symbol that looks like a sun or shining light. Something that would indicate brightness. Now, hold down the 'fn' (function) key on the bottom left of your keyboard and then press the backlight key you just found.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

It is the plug in the laptop that is most likely the cause, plug the power supply in the laptop. Now put your thumb on the plug at the laptop, as you bend it sideways hit the power button repeatedly to see if it will power up, failing that take the main battery out of the laptop and use power supply only. Please take the main battery out first to see if your power supply will start the computer if the computer starts up change the battery.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010

Sounds like it's connecting through wireless so when it's switched off, it stops.

Go to 'my computer' if you're using XP and right click, click 'properties'.

Go to hardware, then Device manager.

Look downlown list and choose 'network adaptors'.

See if both wireless and ethernet are working OK. Use properties to check.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

sounds like you will have to load the drivers again

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010

It is a fragile but simple process use a plastic prying tool much like the ones in iphone repair kits to pry apart te outside of the laptop it will work just a little tricky

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jun 16, 2010

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Gateway MX6214... | Answered on May 27, 2010

Turn on or restart your notebook, then press F11 while your notebook is
3 Insert the Operating System Recovery CD/DVD when prompted. The System
Recovery program starts.
Click a system recovery option
Full System Restore (Destructive) reformats the hard drive and
restores the system software as it was when you purchased your
notebook. This process deletes your data files.
Full System Restore with Backup (recommended) moves the
contents of the hard drive to the C:\My Backup folder and installs
a new copy of Windows XP. This option saves your existing data
files, but all programs must be reinstalled and the program settings
reconfigured. You need at least 4 GB of hard drive space to use this
restore option.
5 Click Next. The System Restore - Format and Recover dialog box opens.
6 Click Yes. Files are restored to your hard drive. When file recovery has
finished, the System Restore dialog box opens.
7 Click Restart. Your notebook restarts, and Windows finishes its setup and
After you restore your system, it will
appear with the same files and programs
it had when it shipped from the factory.
You still need to download Windows
updates and antivirus updates to bring
your notebook’s software up to date.
8 Reconnect your Internet cable and all USB peripheral devices. You are

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010

That should be set to DMA: On.

Go to Start > Run and type in devmgmt.msc

Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Double-click Secondary IDE Channel > Advanced Settings

Set Transfer Mode to DMA if avaliable

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

The fan in laptop generally run at startup and once there is a need. They generally just cool the cpu (processor) when needed. Once the laptop is not showing signs of overheating. There is no need to worry.

Gateway MX6214... | Answered on Jan 06, 2010

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