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Operating System won't boot. Unusual light on computer turned on. Help

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September 1, 2013 11:53:48 PM

When I turn my laptop on it goes to the screen with the gateway picture and it says "f2 for bios" "f10 for boot menu" like normal, then you wait for it to boot up the operating system and the screen turns black with the little white blinking score cursor thing in the top left, and this icon lights up above the keyboard on the laptop. What is going on and how do I fix this? http://imageshack.us/a/img706/1544/r8zi.jpg
September 2, 2013 12:12:28 AM

Hopefully that picture link works
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September 2, 2013 12:14:30 AM

Whats the laptop model?
Have you tried to find out what the light means?
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September 2, 2013 12:31:19 AM

Barhumbug said:
Whats the laptop model?
Have you tried to find out what the light means?


Umm its a gateway m35crv and I can't figure out what the light means
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September 2, 2013 12:36:11 AM

Sorry m305crv ... Mistype my bad
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September 2, 2013 12:59:03 AM

Page 32 of the manual : http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/edwin/laptops/gateway/M30...
The light is for the 'diskette drive" (memory card reader?).

Wild guess, but I'd say the laptop is trying to boot from the diskette drive rather than the hard drive. There isn't a memory card left in the memory-card reader is there?
Go into the bios and check the drive boot order and make sure that HDD drive is first.
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September 2, 2013 1:12:12 AM

Barhumbug said:
Page 32 of the manual : http://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/edwin/laptops/gateway/M30...
The light is for the 'diskette drive" (memory card reader?).

Wild guess, but I'd say the laptop is trying to boot from the diskette drive rather than the hard drive. There isn't a memory card left in the memory-card reader is there?
Go into the bios and check the drive boot order and make sure that HDD drive is first.


I put the HDD first and no positive results. Still the same issue. Hmm ..
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September 2, 2013 1:25:03 AM

According to the manual, the disklette light should only come on if the drive is being accessed. If there is no memory card in the drive, try booting without the drive in place.
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