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Laptops Not Fully Booting

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#1 Nick_R_23


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 03:18 AM

Hi all, like it says when I go to start up my laptop it goes thru to the Windows 2000 screen (where the loading bar runs across the screen) and after that it restarts and just keeps doing this over and over. Nothings changed except it took a good whack a few days ago. :thumbsup: :flowers: not like that but it fell a good 2 feet. It was working for a while after that though, so im stumped. Any ideas?

Oh, recently the battery stopped working, totally dead and wont charge at all, if it has anything to do with this.



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#2 gatetech72


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:36 AM

The issue you are having sounds like a hdd issue. There is one thing you can do to find out. From another computer you wil need to download a utitlity that will not only run a quick test, but a extended test also. You should be able to get these from Western Digital's web site, The program is called Data Lifeguard tool.

You can also obtain the utility from gateway support site.. goto support.gateway.com click on drivers and downloads. Then on the right hand side search for GWSCAN. Download the GWSCAN 5.11

There is a ISO file that creates the cd. you can also save all the files to a bootable cd.

PLEASE NOTE: This utility also has the optoin to format your hdd

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