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Re: battrey voltage low
The only battery in a desktop is the CMOS battery. This is a small round battery, looks like a watch battery and it is on your motherboard. The battery keeps a small amount of electricity going when your computer is turned off so that the clock and date can be kept current. If you take the cover off of your PC you will see it on the mother board. Write down the numbers on it and you can find another one at Radio Shack.
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remove the cmos battery from your motherboard and return it again after 5 seconds, that will restart your BIOS, or you look for the BIOS reset pin on your motherboard just consult your manual as guide.
Please look into the computer bios / cmos setup and see if the dvd drive is detected there, if its not detected then its not either connected properly or this type of drive will not work with this computer. in that case try the drive on another computer or try another drive on your computer.
to enter bios, please look at the monitor right when you turn the power on, you should have a message to press button to enter system setup or bios or cmos setup. etc.
Possibly F1 or F2, DEL, it depends and the computer will tell you what button is the right one.
I just repaired two Gateway systems with similar behavior (turn on power, fan runs at full speed, no boot), and both needed replacement system boards. (These were a different model, but the symptoms are typical of a dead system board.) I got the boards from a company called Blue Raven Technology (www.blueraven.com).
Before deciding the main board is bad, try another power supply to make sure that's not the problem. Also you might try clearing the CMOS memory on the system board (either by moving a jumper usually found near the backup battery, or by removing the battery itself). Sometimes corrupted CMOS data will keep the system from booting.