Question about Gateway MP8708 Notebook
After Windows Update Laptop wont boot into Windows, No F8, No CD Boot, No USB Boot - BIOS is fine, reset battery, HD, memory F10 give you selection but no boot. Press power button once and it turns off. Already tried re-seating memory too. Can't figure this out! No beeps no warnings no errors in log file.. What gives?
Somehow your MBR (Master Boot Record) likely got corrupted or possibly your hard drive went bad coincidentally.
Simply, you will start your computer from your Windows CD/DVD install disk, then when at a DOS prompt ( D:\ ) you will then type: FDISK /MBR (press enter).
Find your Operating System install DVD and start your computer with it, then follow instructions within this discussion:
Restore Windows XP MBR without Windows XP disc
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
-Try to boot the system to windows xp cd,then run windows repair.
-repairing windows make take up to 1-2 hours depending what capacity of hdd you have but you may need to complete the repair.If repair failed to complete.
-contact manufacturer and have them diagnose the entire system. and chck for the system warranty and look if there any error code if the error code lead to replacing the hdd, then request to replace the hdd.
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
put your xp disk in the optical drive.Turn off computer. Turn computer back on as soon as you turn it on start tapping f 12 constantly.it should go the boot menu giving you a choice of booting from cd or hard drive choose boot from cd.Be sure you choose repair rather than new installation or you could loose all your information stored on the hard drive,I personally would try safe mode first you can get to safe mode by tapping f 6 when you first turn on your computer.
Posted on May 04, 2009
SOURCE: gateway m-6843 won't boot
I am having the same problem. Elix, that is a great suggestion, however this particular model from Gateway does not ship with a recovery CD. There is a recovery partition on the HDD, however with this particular problem the recovery partition is not accessible.
Posted on May 01, 2010
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
Posted on May 21, 2012
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