Computer will not boot properly

Gateway / 4538gz
July 19, 2009 at 18:41:32
Specs: Windows Xp Home
to keep a long story short, my notebook a gateway 4538GZ will not boot but instead continuously loops between the loading screen and the screen displaying the various boot methods. clicking any of the options results in a restart and return to that page. on top of that, my cd drive is not reading the restore cds that came with the computer. i have tried booting from a ubuntu live cd, but the drive wont read that either. i suspect some sort of virus as my norton just expired, but i cant fix it if i cant access anything... im pretty much out of ideas at this point.

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#1
July 19, 2009 at 19:11:11
What os?

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#2
July 19, 2009 at 19:38:59
Sorry, its xp home , intel Pentium M 725 (1.6 GHz) processor, 100gb hard drive, 333 mhz ddr ram..

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#3
July 19, 2009 at 19:50:15
Ill pm you

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#4
July 20, 2009 at 08:31:19
So heres an update, i tried using ERD from my usb, but that didnt work. apparently my laptop, being from 2005 does not support boot from usb. my next question would be whether or not id be able to boot from an external cd drive as it uses a usb.

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#5
July 20, 2009 at 13:32:13
Burn erd to a cd as an iso. It will run from a external cd as lon as you sys will boot from it

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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