Gateway logo stays on screen for hours before xp will finally load
Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:05 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:35 PM
Edited by berrytamie, 13 April 2010 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:53 PM
it cuold be bios as logon is loaded at post. you could enter bios and reset to default values and exit saving the changes. you could pull the bios batt. from the mobo and check the voltage or change it, it might be low or almost dead as it sounds as though the comp. has some age.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:45 AM
Do NOT touch the new battery with bare fingers. Skin oils promote corrosion and attract dust. I put a clean sock over my hand - and don't forget to touch bare metal before reaching in. Upon first boot with new battery, go directly into the BIOS Setup menu. Check to see that your drives have been identified, set date and time, then Save and Exit. ALWAYS before Save and Exit, ensure the date and time are correct.
Well, that is never good. And power often never just goes out - it often flickers, which really bangs on the hardware. I would still try the battery first, then let us know where you stand. Replacing the battery ensure you have a good battery, and the process of pulling and replaces resets the BIOS too.
The power went out while I was online then the problem started.
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