Gateway Laptop Pseries

By Tammy
Nov 24, 2008
  1. I have a gateway laptop that I want to install windows xp pro on. I get it to boot and it gets to the point of being ready to install then I get a blue screen that is a stop screen. It keeps telling me disable BIOS shadowing. I have looked every where in the bios and do not see this. I want to be able to use this computer but so far nothing is working the way I want it to. Gateway will not help me because they say it is not in their scope of support.
    I have installed a second hard drive also and tried to boot to that drive and use it.
    But no luck.
    I know this may not get answered but if anyone can help me will you.
    Thank you
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Read your manual on how to enter Bios and look for an entry that uses wording like 'xx is cacheable' with options to ' Enable Disable' and select Disable.

    DO NOT change anything else.

    edit: look at section 3.3.5 here (it is for Debian but explains what is going on);
  3. Tammy

    Tammy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    thank you but it did not come with a manual, no recovery disks, nothing. It really upsets me the way Gateway allowed this computer to be put out. And I bought it at bestbuy.
    But will have a look at the article. There is no place in the BIOS that I can see or enter to change the settings.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

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