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Windows startup and memory issue

Many times Windows fails to startup and the RAM memory overflows:

This is a standard issue with all Windows based machines, some times this happens in other OS machines (Mac/Linux etc) also.

To solve this there is a very simple solution.

1 Switch off Power / Remove all power supply / remove all batteries
2 Remove the power supply cables
3 Press the Power On button on the machine for 2 - 3 minutes
4 Do ON - OFF for some time without POWER
5 Power back the machine and switch it on, the issue should be resolved now.

If Windows still fails to start then do this...next
If you can open the machine and loacte the RAMs
Remove all the RAM cards(a 1 inch by 4 inch circuit board with 4 or 8 ICSs fixed in it, some RAM cards are sealed so the ICSs cannot be seen) from the RAM slots and do the above process.
Fix the RAMs (it goes into the slot in one way only) in it's slot and clip back the RAM cards with a little click sound.
Put back the cover, attached the power and switch on

It should solve your issue now.

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Here's one general startup troubleshooter.
There's probably similar information specific to your model at the Gateway support site, if you enter your serial number and search their knowledge base for 'startup problems' or 'no boot'.
For anything more specific, we need to know what OS you're running. Have you tried Last known good configuration?
Were you getting any errors or problems before this occurred?
Sometimes this is related to system memory. Try reseating your ram or removing it one stick at a time.
Or, you can try booting from your recovery cd or windows installation disk and using the recovery console to run chkdsk, or other tools, to repair your windows installation. But again, helps us to know what os.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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This is a diagnostic beep code which is designed to tell you something is amiss with your system. The code patterns of short and long beeps are not fully standardized, so it depends on who manufactured the BIOS for your motherboard. Generally three long beeps indicates an issue with the base memory - the first 64K. Try putting your RAM sticks in one at a time and powering up the system. Make certain they are oriented correctly (note the notch) and firmly seated in the socket.

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This issue may occur if any of the following conditions exist: • A damaged file exists in the folder in which Windows is installed, and this file is not overwritten during Setup. For example, if you receive the error message that references the User32.dll file, the User32.dll file may be damaged. • One or more of the random access memory (RAM) modules that are installed in your computer is faulty, or the RAM configuration is incompatible

RESOLUTION loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this behavior, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Extract a New Copy of the User32.dll File from the Windows XP CD loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the drive:\Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk, where drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: 1. Insert a Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Microsoft Windows 98 Startup disk into your computer, and then restart the computer.

NOTE: For additional information about what to do if you do not have a Windows Millennium Edition or Windows 98 Startup disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 186300 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186300/EN-US/) How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk from MS-DOS 267287 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267287/EN-US/) How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me 2. When the Windows Startup menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Start Computer with CD-ROM Support, and then press ENTER. 3. Make a note of the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive. 4. Rename the User32.dll file to User32.old. To do so, type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: Drive:
cd windows\system32
ren user32.dll user32.old 5. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. 6. Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk. To do so, type the following lines at a command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CDROMDrive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: a:
extract CDROMDrive:\i386\user32.dl_ Drive:\windows\system32\user32.dllFor example, if your CD-ROM is drive E and Windows is installed on drive C, type extract e:\i386\user32.dl_ c:\windows\system32\user32.dll, and then press ENTER. 7. Remove the Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition startup disk from your computer, and then restart the computer.
Method 2: Remove or Replace the Faulty RAM loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Remove the memory modules that are installed in your computer, leaving enough RAM for the computer to start and run Windows. Restart the computer, and then run Setup again.

For additional information about Windows XP RAM requirements, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314865 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865/EN-US/) System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems If the issue is not resolved, remove a different memory module. To identify the specific memory module that is not working correctly, you may have to restart your computer more than one time.

For information about how to add and remove RAM to the computer, contact the manufacturer of the computer, or view the documentation that is included with your computer.
Method 3: Install Windows to a Different Folder loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); NOTE: Before you install Windows to a different folder, first try the troubleshooting procedures in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/EN-US/) HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Setup Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me If the issue is not resolved by using the troubleshooting procedures in 310064, install Windows to a different folder. For more information about how to do this, see the "Installing to a New Folder" section of the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 316941 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941/EN-US/) HOW TO: Install Windows XP MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); For additional information about how to troubleshoot "STOP: C0000221 error messages", click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314474 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314474/EN-US/) "STOP: C0000221 Unknown Hard Error" or "STOP: C0000221 STATUS_IMAGE_ CHECKSUM_MISMATCH" Error Message Occurs For additional information about upgrading to Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 316639 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316639/EN-US/) HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP For additional information about how to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 308041 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/EN-US/) Resources for Troubleshooting Startup Problems in Windows XP For additional information about Windows XP Setup, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 306824 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306824/EN-US/) Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Home.txt File 286463 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286463/EN-US/) Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Pro.txt File 286647 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286647/EN-US/) Windows XP Read1st.txt File Contents For information about how to contact your hardware manufacturer, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 65416 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/65416/EN-US/) Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/60781/EN-US/) Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/60782/EN-US/) Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-ZMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information. Let me know if u got help and rate me as fixya please!!!

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