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GATEWAY 700GR DESKTOP GETTING A THRMAL-EVENT(POSSIBLE OVERHEATING) THEN SHUTS DOWN IS THIS CAUSED FROM POWER SUPSUPPLY THE 1 THAT IS IN THEREIS A 305NEWTON

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SOURCE: I need detailed instructions on what cables go

I found this detailed instide view on Gateway's support website. I must say that this instructional support site is extremely well put together. Hope this helps. Best Regards, -md

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3726/3726iv.Gatewat 700GRshtml

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Problems loading OS in Gateway desktop

Normally installing the os on a different mechine, and then putting into another pc dosent work.

If the hardrive is the oringinal drive, which came with the system, and you want to install xp on, you will have to use a dos disk with fdisk on it, delete all partitions on the drive and create a new partition, then start loading windows, it will give you the option to format the drive for nt(ntfs) file system and setup windows.

If you do that and it still gives you protecting files error, you will have to take the side panel of the computer tower, unplug from the mains and take the cmos battery out for about 30 secs, put the battery back in, plug in the mains and reboot the computer, start loading windows again
Hope this helps and post back if you need further assistance.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: possible power supply or ram problem

before you tear into all that hardware stuff please first try this. Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: the PC shuts down randomly.

Hello antmanv1
It's nearly certainly a psu issue . Replace it by a more powerfull one .
A defective fan ( CPU or general ) could also cause malfunction . Check this first .
Download Speccy to have control on temperatures and all functionning devices : http://download.cnet.com/Speccy/3000-2094_4-75181811.html
Best regards .
fanaudi .

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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You can check temps in your BIOS. That'll tell you if it's an overheating issue.

If temps are normal, suspect a problem PSU or even other hardware. My first guess would be overheating though.
You can check for shorts on the board or bad capacitors. But these are pretty classic symptoms of an electrical or overheating problem. Your temperatures aren't indicating overheating, so there's something funky with the electrical/power system.

The fact that it shuts down with a higher performance mode to me would indicate faulty power.

It sort of seems to me that either you have two bad PSUs (unlikely but entirely possible) or you have a motherboard problem. Replacing a power supply is both cheaper and easier than replacing a motherboard. Now, if you get a third PSU and you're still having the same problems it might be time to look at the motherboard and it's components.

and also Swap the power supply for something like this one:

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Hello antmanv1
It's nearly certainly a psu issue . Replace it by a more powerfull one .
A defective fan ( CPU or general ) could also cause malfunction . Check this first .
Download Speccy to have control on temperatures and all functionning devices : http://download.cnet.com/Speccy/3000-2094_4-75181811.html
Best regards .
fanaudi .

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3. corrupted windows: Your OS could be corrupt: a bad sector on the drive or a corrupted registry entry, or even a virus.

4. bad video card: The memory area of the video card could be affected just like the memory of the system board. Also, if your video is integrated onto your board, you will need to replace them both.

5. Thermal event (overheating): The cooling fans on your machine could be failing, causing the cpu to get hot and reboot.

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http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3726/3726iv.Gatewat 700GRshtml

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