Dont know if your around but Idid get a version of Linux live to boot well sort of it got to the point of saying
"welcome to Feather Linux live on cd"
Probing SCSI aic7xxx.0
then it hangs there, while in this state its showing the little penquin but unfortunately the screen stays as it was, split into 3 repeats
thats where we stay
I tried the disc on my PC and it worked ok and also on another laptop
Last night I got into a page on the offending laptop which had a bunch of specks which included
Bios version , build time. CPU at the end of this list was
0210 stuck key ?? needless to say I commenced giving all keys a work out but nothing showed up.
When the laptop is running and using another display (lcd) windows 2000 works fine and there doesn't seem to be any malfunction with keys being stuck. I guess this whole thing is wearing thin I could try to test the display cable with a multi meter for continuity but Iv wiggeled it whilst the things running with out a hint of anything
do one thing Steve. Go to Start-> Run. type sysdm.cpl and go to hardware tab. Then device Manager. There all your devices will be listed. Go to Display Adapters and check out if any Yellow Exclamtion/Interrogation mark appears.
If not then couble click on it and then give update drivers. You must have the Driver CDs with you. Just navigate to that path and let it install.
Ok to, Fen I disabled internal LAN but " Boot to Lan" I wasn't given an option other to alter its sequence Ill try now to get a screen of start up for Shouvik ( and thanks for getting back Shouvik)
I missed a reply from you a few minutes back. I did check the drivers and as I don't have a disk I down loaded them from web (from Nvida) the graphics card is NVIDA Ge Force2go (gateway) and I think its an on board card from what Iv read
I also did a check with some other tool which checks drivers and and it said that those were up to date.
Sorry the pictures I just sent were so hopless I have to use my camara then download to another computer
I was just now checking for newer drivers as I noted that they were version 188.8.131.52 and dated 23 .10. 2001
I think I gat later ones in fact a and tried to load them but my be that didnt happen as I didn't remove old drivers Ill recheck any how with the dates as Iv got them stored I think I have been reading of someone else having a display problem (a service tech ) and he'd narrowed it down to display adapter ?? but found its on the board any how Ill carry on in that vane the display just looks to good and clear in all its repeated form to say that any part of it was fault Ive just got to think that its receiving corrupted info
Thanks again Steve M
Just try downloading fresh drivers from NVidia Site and give it a try. If at all it works you might be exempted from the hassle of changing the Graphics Adapter/Motherboard. In turn you can ask for more Info from Gatewey's Solo care center.
I had no luck last night, just kept finding the old existing drivers I am just now getting some newer ones from Gateway
Those in place at the moment are 2001 and and the newer ones are 02 still pretty old but then its an old laptop (serial #0024815780)
Things happen slowly here I have 3 computers running on 1 modem and a slow broad band service !!
ill let you know what happens