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it seems like you my have replaced it with the incorrect power supply unit i would check to make sure that they were matching if they dont then you will need to get a new one that matches the old one this is a commen mistake once you have the right one it will boot up properly no problem at all you will not loss any datab hope this helps

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 14, 2010

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Northgate... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010

depending on the kind of sound from the fan, you need to make sure nothing is in the fan path, and dust free, if not replace fan., about your drive to spin up, assuming you are refering to the Hard drive, replace the drive, seem to me the noise is coming from the hard drive, which indicate that your drive is about to go bad, time to back up your datas

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

if it is a clone type of the pc you bought pls see the model name of the motherboard . then search to google ..

Northgate... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010

Use a Linux Live-Cd as   to recover all your data and reinstall after that.

Northgate... | Answered on Feb 27, 2010


Thank you for your query

Please do the following steps to narrow the problem down

1) Switch on the laptop
2) Once switched there may be a meeage that says press del or F12 to enter setup, if not try the del key or F12
3) This will being you into the bios screen, once in there let the laptop run, if the laptop keeps cutting out in tis mode, you will have a overheating issue

If it is overheating then try cleaning out the vent where the hot air comes out from, if that doesnt looked block then it looks like the Heat sink (the fan that cools the CPU down) is faulty and will need to replaced.

If however it does not cut out then you have a sftware issue and i would recommned a clean install

Hope this helps

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Northgate... | Answered on Feb 12, 2010

First you need to check the power output of the power supply. Check the supply to tell you the output voltage and match that to the reading on a volt meter. This will give you the basic check for power.

If there is the corect voltage from the psu, keep it unplugged from the computer. Next remove the battery from the unit and hold down the power button for 10 seconds. This will clear all power from the unit and reset the power management. Plug the unit in without the battery and try to boot. Not many systems anymore require the battery to be in to boot. If this does not boot then put the battery in and give it a try.

If the unit does not boot, unplug and take a small pen and see if the power socket moves at all. If it does, it needs to be resoldered or replaced if the center pin (if one exists) moves on its own.

If the system turns on with or without the battery just for a moment then goes off, there is mostlikely a problem with the psu not having the ability to work under load. what this means is that the psu can output the correct voltage but once a load (the pc) is applied, the psu does out. This means the transformer it bad and you need a new power cord.

Without the model of the computer, this is what can be done without a service person physically looking at it.

Northgate... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

The default resolution for your video is set for some value the monitor can't support. You can try starting Windows in VGA mode. Press the F8 key several times when you turn the computer on and the manufacturer's logo screen appears. This will bring up the Windows startup menu and you can choose the VGA option. This starts Windows with video settings all monitors can handle so you can see your desktop. Then set some lower resolution and/or color depth. If you absolutely require the resolution your monitor can't handle, say for some game or graphics application, the only solution is to replace the monitor with one that can.

Northgate... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

Usually recovery disks need to be booted from switch on.
Switch on and insert CD then reboot.
Before it boots up go in to the Bios (Usually F2 or the Del key) and check to see if the CD Drive is the first drive to boot from.
If it is then it should start the recovery process from there.

Northgate... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

you can download drivers directly from the manufacturers website or you could use a software application to search for the driver automatically and you can download and install them from your computer like Driver Magician .

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010

The best place to look for what CPU chip your computer uses is the bios. XP should have automatically detected this unless you are hot chipping and hot shipping is not recommended.

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 13, 2010

You have to open uo the set and check for 12vdc feeding the backlight inverter circuits, if you do have 12vdc then the inverter circuits may be bad, also look for bad caps. see example of a couple years old failed monitors:

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 12, 2010

No. its already 6 years

Northgate... | Answered on Jan 12, 2010

First uninstall your wireless adapter in your computer. then restart. it will reinstall automaticaly. if you still can't connect to the router. google search STAX2517C2 pc wireless adapter. (Only if your using a built in adapter) if not visit the site of your wireless adapter. EG belkin, d-link etc.

Northgate... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

u can download win xp corp by now an any torrent

Northgate... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009


Northgate is manufactured by Aopen. here is their download page.

If your model is not listed, then please let us know complete motherboard number.


Northgate... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009

plz rewrite your problem u dont make any sense

Northgate... | Answered on Dec 04, 2009

Ctrl-Alt-arrow key....try all arrows, one of them will correct it.

Northgate 17"... | Answered on Dec 03, 2009

Drivers are hard to find for your system, however windows should have those drivers in itself. You may try manually installing Generic drivers.
Or I would advise the following software to check which drivers you need. The free Belarc Advisor can help you determine exactly what the hardware is so that
you can get appropriate drivers assuming Windows does not already have them.

Northgate... | Answered on Nov 14, 2009

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