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#1 Jrich10


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:29 AM

Hi everyone:

This is my inaugural post and here it goes. I was operating microsoft word in windows vista and i hooked it up to my hp deskjet d4200 series and tried to print. It would not recognize the USB connection so I decided to shut down my computer and restart it again later. The shut down screen was ok for a long time so I manually shut the computer down with the power button, now it will not go past the boot up screen without turning off and restarting again. After a few restsrts its goes past the menu to a blank screen and the harddrove light is doing nothing as of right now. My computer is a gateway mt6831 and I have already tried to take the battery out and use it but to no avail.

Please help!!

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 05:08 PM

Have you tried using the windows vista repair options?


Insert the windows vista dvd, allow it to boot, when it gets to the install now screen, select repair from the lower left side of the window. Select "Startup Repair." Post back and let us know whatever results you come up with.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 10:35 PM

Will it boot into "Safe Mode"?? I have seen where booting into safe mode and doing a clean shut down from there can clear things up, it is worth a try! Turn it on and repeatedly hit the F8 key when menu comes arrow up select safe mode, if it asks any system questions move it to what the system you have installed. Let it full boot and sit for a few minutes until all HD activity stops then do a shut down and cross your fingers!

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:09 PM

Sounds like the MBR is corrupted

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#5 Jrich10

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:26 PM

I've tried that and it does not go to the install screen, it goes to a black screen, but a few times after that the computer boots up just fine without the problems. I have no idea what is going on, but I am posting from it right now. There are always problems after I shut down the computer and try to turn it back on, but not if I sleep it. next time I shut it down I will let you know what goes on then.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:45 PM

Perhaps you should do a full recovery (clean) and see if that helps. Since you can access the computer, I'd suggest backing up your documents and then doing a full system recovery.

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