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Re: Gateway NV52 laptop, AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2.1 G, 4 G ram
This came with vista on it and a mail in for windows 7 update which I did get and installed. Worked great for 3 months then my daughter called from college (this is her machine) and said it died. The resident network people checked it and told her the hard drive crashed.
I told her to buy another laptop to finish the semister and I would try to fix it when she came home, that time is now.
I tried to invoke the restore partion, it seemed to want to work but midway through it produced an error saying couldn't copy image.
I'll try to go long story short to where I am now.
I replaced the hard drive, the bios does see it, I purchased a virgin windows 7 dvd,put the disc in and turned on. It goes from:
Press any key to boot from cd or dvd to:
Windows is loading files to:
Starting Windows to:
The hard drive light cycling on and off with the windows logo and starting windows on the screen for 10 minutes then all there is is a blank screen with a cursor and that is all it will do.
Any and all help is very much appreciated , this unit is not old enough to be nothing more that a paper weight, hopefully !