gateway lap top problem

  phild 21:47 20 Jul 2008

help please. my gatewayn laptop starts up with the gateway page then the windows page comes on with the rolling blue bar (windows XP) and thats it , nothing happens. have tried to start in safe mode and all the other options by tapping F5 on start up but to no avail. in safe mode numbers roll down and that is it. any help would be much appreciated thanks phil

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:59 20 Jul 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  phild 22:10 20 Jul 2008

hi thanks for the reply i bought this laptop as a refurb from westcoast and recieved no discs with it . i take it i have a major problem now. phil

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:14 20 Jul 2008

Can you borrow a XP CD from someone?

  phild 22:16 20 Jul 2008

yes i probably can. i shall ask around thanks for your help

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