An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: Computer wont boot up
When you fitted the hard drive, you must go into the bios and make sure your new hard drive is listed as it will be looking for your old one, there should be an option to press an 'F' key to detect hard drives, and also ensure the date and time is set correctly.
Assuming that the new drive is the master and is set as master, unless it's a seondary drive and should be set as slave if on the same ide cable.
If the hard drive is from another pc with an operating system already on it then the pc wont boot as the information already on the drive refers to another pc motherboards drivers and all the component drivers; so you will need to repair your windows operating system by way of your XP cd.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
How many beeps are you getting and notice whether they are long or short beeps? Beeps tell the technician what is going on with the computer. It could be a number of things going on with the motherboard, or things that attach to the motherboard.
Try removing the power cord, opening the case, then taking out one of the memory chips and sitting it aside. Then plug the computer back up and see if it boots. If not, move the memory chip that is in there to the next open slot, then try booting again. If it still does not boot, remove that chip and set it aside and get the chip you already had set aside and move it into the memory slots trying to reboot. If it boots, mark an x with a ink pen on the chip that is set aside, it is probably bad, then put it into the computer's open memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails to boot you know the cause is the chip with the x on it.
Remove all the memories and insert them again, make sure you insert them in the proper way as the slot is keyed.
Memory issues can be identified by the beep sounds.
If you have more than one memory, remove one and insert only one of them and try to boot.
Hope this will help.
once in the setup (F2 at boot) turn on Caps Lock, NumLock and Scroll Lock (all 3 keyboard lights on)
Press ALT + E (system should beep once)
Press ALT + F (System should beep once)
Press ALT + B (System should reboot and re-detect drives)
all you need to do is put back the hard drive to the gateway, theres like a finger print that block the hard drive to come on but if you put back to its own i will come on...if you want to make it work in the dell you need to install a fress os...period...
Hello there: please try this first unplug the power to the computer next open the case and unplug all of the cables and cords that connect to the harddrive cd rom ect ect now locate the power supply cord that goes to the motherboard and disconnect press the power button on the computer for 20 seconds and also if you have a reset button press it . what this hoes is releases any stored esd that is in the computer .. now plug in the power supply back into the board and plug in the power cord and try to boot the computer and see if it comes on if so great just plug in the cords to the cd rom harddrive ect ect and than reboot and you should be ok
Was the operating system installed on another computer? Or a computer with different hardware? If so the drivers for the hardware are not configured properly on the HD or in the BIOS. If this is the case you should format the HD and re-install the OS.