Trying To Restore Gateway solo 5350
I have a Gateway solo 5350 that I dug out of our barn, and i’m trying to restore it. it doesn’t appear to have any major flaws, in fact, it actually runs pretty well aside from a few things that i’m wondering about. when I try to boot it, I think it goes through the steps OK on till one point, although i’m not entirely sure because I don’t really know what the process is supposed to look like. when I turn it on it shows the big GATEWAY logo and the option to ether BOOT FROM NEWORK or CHANGE SYSTEM SETTINGS. when I select the latter, it goes to bios smoothly, when I wait, it continues to a black screen that says:
initializing intel(R) boot agent version 4.0.19 PXE 2.1 build 083 (WfM 2.0)
and then it goes to a screen that says OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND and doesn’t do anything else. it doesn’t have a hard drive so I burned a disk with ubuntu 8.04.4 and tried to load it with that but it made no difference. is there some keyboard command that I have to do while booting up? I also noticed upon opening it up that there isn’t any thermal paste left, is it safe to run a laptop without paste? also I do not have the original power adapter, instead I found one in our barn that has slightly less voltage than the original one. does that effect the way it runs? it is hard to find info on this particular laptop, since it is so old. anyway, let me know have any suggestions. thanks!
also I am wondering, is it possible to run widows vista on this old of a laptop?
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