Destructive / restore on Gateway

 XPNoob -

I have tried a destructive/restore on my Gateway XP machine. It started about 12 hours ago, yet the screen is sttll telling me " Please wait..." with the Windows XP Logo on the screen.

How long should this take?
Is there an alternative at this time?

I have restore disk set, but I wanted a "clean start", as I had some booting anonmolies. Is there a way to restart using the disks if this is running in an endless loop?

2 replies

Registration date
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Last seen
June 15, 2019
Pull the plug! This probably indicates that the hard disk is failing and needs to be replaced.

Good Luck
The "Restore" portion of the destruction/restore sequence worked, so the D partition on the hard drive is working, do it does not appear to be the hard drive.

I went back to the system restore option and reran it, again everything appeared to reload from the D partition that was supposed to... the problem is still the hanging up after the reloading.
Good idea, tho.

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