My computer (Gateway) has been acting up for several days, that's when I found this site...
I have tried to do a System Restore to do avail becasue every day I choose it states that there have been no changes...
A couple times it appeared that it could not find the hard drive, then a would power down and back on and it would go through a Scan Disk...
Now I am at the point where Windows will not boot up at all...
I keep getting a message that states:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files, and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you are not sure what caused the problem choose start windows normally.
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe mode with command prompt last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start windows normally
Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight to your choice.
And then it goes to a Countdown until windows tries to start, then fails again back to this message.
I have tried all of the options and it continually comes back to this message...
I have found the Gateway Operating System Restore Disk and am running it in "R" mode to get to the Recovery Console...
Currently running a CHKDSK, whatelse should I do or where do I go from here???
Any assistance anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated...
I went out to the Gateway site and ran my Serial Number:
This is the info provided by Gateway for my computer:
17-inch IDE Cable for Ultra/66 Ultra/100 R0 [Part #8004683]
CBL FDD R0 [Part #8004685]
CD-ROM Cable R0 [Part #8004682]
Cases and Case Hardware
Pinta Desktop Mid-Tower Case [Part #3501234]
NEC 1.44-MB Floppy Disk Drive Revision 0 [Part #5502184]
Gateway Drivers CD
Gateway Drivers CD 19.3 [Part #7512775]
Hard Drives - Find Upgrades
80GB 7200RPM Western Digital Hard Drive [Part #5501949]
Multi-function PS/2 Keyboard R0 [Part #7003989]
Memory - Find Upgrades
MEM DDR 256-MB PC266B 16X8 R0 [Part #5000582] - I had updated to 512MB
Logitech USB Optical Mouse Revision 5 [Part #7003991]
Microsoft Software - Find Upgrades
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition [Part #7509594]
Gateway V.92 PCI Soft Modem R1 (Palmer) [Part #6002118]
Gateway VX930 19-inch Flat-CRT Monitor with 18-inch Viewable Area [Part #7004015]
Intel (Essex) Pentium 4 - 2.26 GHz [Part #2516240]
NEC 24x 10x 40x CD-RW Drive [Part #5502254]
Optical Drives or DVD Decoder Cards - Find Upgrades
HLDS 16X DVD-ROM Drive [Part #5502181]
160-Watt Power Supply [Part #6500582]
Boston Acoustics BA745 2.1 Analog Speaker System O2ID Revision 0 [Part #7004008]
Also, If it is a hard drive issue, will I be able to recover all of my data???
Thanks In Advance...
Edited by mdsmeck, 09 May 2007 - 07:34 PM.