| I am finally posting a thread to see if anyone can figure out my very frustrating situation. |
I am usually pretty good when it comes to formatting and fixing any PC's, but just recently my gf asked me to fix her laptop up and possibly format it.
She uses a Gateway laptop with Windows XP and one day it froze on her and she tried to reboot.
It gets stuck at the windows XP loading screen and sits there forever doing nothing, just sitting Idle. So I tried changing the settings in the Bios. Nothing. Tried to format it with an XP Disc, but apparently the disc thinks there is no HDD installed but when I check the bios, it says that there IS.
And finally to top it all off, when I realized I needed to install the SATA drivers I pressed 'F6' Durring the XP setup, AND NOTHING HAPPENDS.
Thats right the laptop apparently just ignores me pressing F6 and carries on to say there is still no HD installed.
No, there is no USB connected to the computer. No there is no discs, nor floppys in the computer.
It is a laptop keyboard and it works fine. It beeps if F6 is pressed to many times so I know the key itself is fine.
I have seen this problem all over the internet and no one has a solution. The mysterious non working 'F6' during XP setup. IF anyone has a solution I would appreciate the info, because i'm about to throw it out the window. Cheers