That message appears all the time. Power your computer on, please hold the F2 key. In the Thank You screen, click Start. Let us know if it helps. My parents asked me to do something about it, so I decided to format the hard-drive and re-install windows. When i go into bios i can not disable any of the boot options to force it to boot from cd.
Note: All of your personal data files and applications will be lost. When you start your computer, check the boot-screen for setup key. Select Boot Device Priority Item and Press Enter to select 1st boot Device. It is the screen before you see the windows boot screen. If all those E-models are reporting the same result, that suggests either it isn't supported or a bios update is required. If you have Windows, boot your computer and immediately press on the F8 key repeatedly until your computer displays the boot menu. If you can boot into Windows 8 These instructions apply if you are able to boot into Windows 8.
When you start your computer, check the boot-screen for setup key. You may need to press F6 multiple times to move it at the top of the list. The installation of the Gateway Computers Management software will enable the computer to return to its original settings. I would try that test and go from there. To create this article, 9 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish.
On the Advanced or Boot Tab, set the boot priority. Use seatools for dos to make the cd. The cd rom is new and i can hear it spin up and when the operating system was functional it was detected. The Advanced Boot Options menu opens. Select the Hard Disk Drives, hit Enter. I'm thinking it would be best to cut my losses and scam it for parts and use the rest for target practice. Create a new discussion If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.
All data will be lost! Windows and Linux installation discs, as well as many computer utilities, are configured to be bootable. If the issue persists, we will be happy to help you further. I saw some search engine threads mentioning F1 or 2 in my case it was F2. The last option takes longer, but cleans the entire drive. I tried the above suggestion with the command prompt and it doesn't recognize them. I would love to get this thing up and running for my kids to play around on but its seeming to turn out to be more work than its worth.
Okay, it did not work. Power your computer on, please hold the F10 key. Also no need to post your thread more than once over a period of 45 min. When I click repair, it starts loading files from the system disk, then asks for recovery disk 1, then 2, then maybe it gets to 3. Once it is complete, your Windows should load again by reinstalling the drivers and configuring itself.
Shown as follow: Step 5: Press F10 to save the setting and Exit. Power your computer on, please hold the F1 key. You can take this document as reference. If i remove the hard drive it will attempt to boot from network of course with no luck. This process will take several minutes. It is where you would hit the key to get into the bios.
Follow any instructions given by the wizard to restore your computer to factory conditions. Do you want to continue? But, old Windows were already erased from hard drive,so I can not boot anyhow. Change the Legacy Diskette A: setting from Auto to Disable. Press Esc to return to the top menu. Try to borrow any Vista up real store bought dvd to boot with. The computer won't boot at this point.
If the disc drive is bad, it will be unable to boot from the disc because it cannot read from the disc. Most likely wouldn't work if that part of the mother board has been damaged or stopped working. The Windows partition is formatted and Windows is installed. In the System Recovery Options window, select Restart. To reset a Gateway computer to factory settings, users can resolve common computer issues, including viruses, corrupted files, and other software problems. If not, follow the next set of instructions. When I select that option, it goes to the Gateway Recovery, there is no place to select a time, currency, keyboard or input method.
Gateway Computers acquired eMachines Computers in 2004 and, in 2007, Gateway Computers was acquired by Acer. Windows and Linux installation discs are bootable, as are many computer utilities such as hard drive diagnostic tools. Windows prepares to start for the first time. Be sure that you have your data files backed up before performing this option. Goodlcuk read errors do not always mean a failing drive, but this is a decent starting point, and other folks here may add their own ideas for more help. If after doing this you, determine the drive is bad, it's recommended that you replace the drive. There has to be a post screen all computers have them, especially older computers like this one.