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Model GT5068E
S/NO:CCZ64 A10 01896

Question:
I have a newer model Gateway computer with Win 7.
I am wondering if I could take the disc from the problem computer,
slave it in the newer computer and erase it,then put it back in the
problem computer and then reload windows.
At this point I am tired and not thinking clearly,
maybe I need to step back,and take a break from it.
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I just went into BIOS and disabled hard drive and usb left only possible place to bo as CD drive,no help same problem.
I had suspected that unless there was a problem with the cd drive that it should at least open the disc,but nothing.
I am just for giggles going to run a cleaner disc and try again.
Am I correct in my thinking or not???
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Problem still not solved.
Any one else with ideas??
Thanks,
Don
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I know that there is a kot of people here needing help,and sometimes response is slow,no problem.
I am wondering if anyone is still watching this thd,I so would you please respond.
I have more info but not sure if I should take the time to post it.
Thanks,
Don
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Yeah, Im still watching the topic.

I don't feel like reading the whole thing again but if I remember correctly, you have a Windows CD that your computer will not boot off. This CD works fine on another computer.

My suggestion would be to swap CD-ROM drives so that the CD will work on the broken computer.
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Great,I am glad you are watshing.
I thought I had been forgotten.
At this point I have booted the computer with hirens boot cd,I have formated the
hard disc,I got windows to install once using the boot disc.
While I was updating drivers windows locked up,even tho the drivers was from
the gateway site I guess I got a corrupt one,I don't know,I could not boot back into windows.
I finaly formated the disc again,I can use the boot disc to start windows,after it loads files and should reboot it just goes off and does not reboot the computer.
The CD drive at this point will read the boot disc,but not the windows disc.
Windows disc can only be read using the boot disc.
I think that I have some corrupt,or missing files,but don't have a clue how to tell for sure,or how to install them.
It is strange to me that the only disc that will boot is the hirens disc,but then I don,t know that much about computers.
I don't think the dvd drives are the issue,I use them both when booting with Hirens,
the Hirens in one drive and Windows in the other.
When I am booted with Hirens,I can see & open Windows disc.
Thanks for your help,
Don
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Swaped dvd player from working computer,no change.
I still think I have missing or corrupt files.
I have did everything I know to do.
I am doing nothing untill someone comments.
Don
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Swapped DVD player and...?
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After swaping player and trying again to reload windows,I have the same problems.
When I try to boot from windows disc It goes to the Gateway splash screen with the option for boot order or bios.Then I get the black screen with the flashing curser.
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I asked you this before but you never answered. What happens when you get the boot order thing and choose CD-ROM?
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If I go into bios,I can changr the boot order there with no problem.
Looking back,to be sure I answered your question correctly,I noticed something that could be causing a problem.
If I click the option for boot order F10 instead of F2 for bios,the order is listed as below.

LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S -ATAPI (My first player)
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-740A -ATAPI (My second player)
IBA FE Slot 0540 uu4117 (I thought this should be listed after the HD)
WDC WD2000JS-22NCB1 (This is the Hard Drive I have connected)

I have gone back into bios and looked for a way to set IBA FE Slot after the HD,
I don't see a way.
If while I am in the F10 option to view boot order,I highlight and try to change the order there,the screen goes black and then goes to the blinking curser.
If you feel we could work better over the phone,I will be more than happy to PM you my #,or take your #and call you.
I do appreciate your help.
Don
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I don't know what other option to suggest to you other than get a new Windows CD.

Good luck!
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OK,
Thanks for your time.
Don
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