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I have a Gateway laptop and have windows vista basic installed. When I turn it on, it gets stuck on the loading screen with the bar moving from left to right
in a repeating motion. I tried booting into safe mode. It loads some of the stuff but then gets stuck on loading. Anyone have an idea on what should I do?
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post #2 of 19
If you can't boot into the OS in safe mode its bricked and you need to reinstall.
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post #3 of 19
If you can see the bar moving you can try to wait it out. Your last option is to boot from the recovery disk and see if the auto fix stuff does anything for you. 99% of the time you cant boot into safe mode, its bricked. Sorry.
post #4 of 19
Were you trying to tweak stuff and this happened? Or, did you just turn it on and windows wouldn't load?
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post #5 of 19
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This happened after I reinstalled. I reinstalled and I was able to boot into windows. After that it was a no go.
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post #6 of 19
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I am trying to boot from the vista cd but I cant. I tried it with my xp cd and I was able to. Anyone know why?
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by dynoman101 View Post
I am trying to boot from the vista cd but I cant. I tried it with my xp cd and I was able to. Anyone know why?
What exactly happens when you try to boot off the Vista cd?
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post #8 of 19
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nothing. Like when I put in the xp cd it says press any key to boot from cd and I do and I enter the xp setup. When I put in the vista one it doesn't even tell me to press any key to boot from cd and nothing happens. When I pop the cd into my other computer it reads the files so I know the files work, but wait the cd doesn't even want to boot from my other computer eighter. I used this cd like a month a go and it worked?
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by dynoman101 View Post
nothing. Like when I put in the xp cd it says press any key to boot from cd and I do and I enter the xp setup. When I put in the vista one it doesn't even tell me to press any key to boot from cd and nothing happens. When I pop the cd into my other computer it reads the files so I know the files work, but wait the cd doesn't even want to boot from my other computer eighter. I used this cd like a month a go and it worked?
Yeah you need to reformat your HDD and start all over.
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post #10 of 19
Do you have more than one optical drive? Are they IDE or SATA? Also, is your HDD IDE or SATA?
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