As "Boopme", requested I am starting a new post here. As I tried to mention, the instructions given me by "Boopme & 1 of 4,
(can I get 7 of 9's number?) LOL.
My system got so bad that I was "denied access" to everything and though I did run Linux to download all the tools onto an SDMicro, Windows would not let me run them! I was wondering if there was anyway to FAX the info. I did manage to print out? It is a log called "setupact.log" And, I assure you it is very interesting! The guy's who wrote this code are unbelievably skilled!
They seem to cover "everythiing" including their tracks! They disable printing, burning and copying to USB, Almost immediately. I managed to "type" "setupact.log" in "DOS Terminal", then cut & paste to notepad, them emailed it to a functioning machine as a file attachment. My FAX can run independent, so I know I could get it to you if I had a working fax # on your end! Any volunteers? To take a FAX then post it? 8 pages long in Verdana 10 ASCII.
Perhaps, You experts could give me a place to start after you read this log? I am afraid you'll say "buy a new BIOS chip"!
As a starving student, living on my Rockwell pension, It is next to impossible to "buy anthing". I sort of used up the last of my credit trying a Cisco dual firewall router & Win 8 Pro (some Asian, `very poor English!' lady at Msoft, convinced me to buy it, saying "it would be immune!) At the time I was unaware that Win 8 was NOT a different OS from Win 7 so I tried it. And a new HDD. Since, Gateway has dropped support for my laptop as it hit their 5 yr. old mark. It still a Hi-Po machine (when working), and would be near $1000 to replace! I am supposed to start school again with Univ. of Colorado's "Software Engineering" program.
I f Someone does volunteer to accept a FAX, to post for me, is there anything else you'd like me to attempt to email to self and print for posting? Or, is there a way to run any useful tests from Debian, or Elementary Linux? If not, I can do a windows re-install and attempt to run the tools 1st thing, then get the info to you that way?
As I said before, it may take 1-3 days to reply, but I have'nt given up since last December, So I will not give up now! I uust don't know what else to try at this point.
I'd like to say that I VERY much appreciate the time you are taking on my behalf. And as I learn more in school, I can someday be a valuable asset to your excellent community!
Thanks Again! Your humble servant,
P.S. yes one of 4, I'm still with you!