Question about Gateway 5200S PC Desktop
PC will not boot up and load any programs. The screen will show the startup screen showing the Gateway Name. I have tried hitting F8 at start up, F10. and F12 but it does no good. I have unplugged it several times for several hours to no avail.
Try resetting the RAM stick / memory inside your computer. Let me know if there are any changes.
Posted on Nov 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sometimes they make the recovery disk with windows on it, but not the programs that start windows during the boot up phase. One of the three main files that boots into windows is corrputed or your Master Boot Record is missing. There are two options you can try without the OS disc so lets see if one of those will work: 1) boot up and press F8 to enter safe mode. Once in safe mode sometimes you can also get into window because just the minimum of the program is loaded. F8 Safe Mode>in windows>click start>accesories>system tools>system restore. It will allow you to restore your computer to a prior date before you have problems. 2)if that don;'t work then F8 safe mode and while in safe mode choose Last Known Configuration. Kinda works the same way as restoe but you don't have to be in windows to do it. If those don't work then get your hands on a windows xp disc, anyone's will do, don't have to be yours. Let me know how it goes.
Rate this solution. You can also find out about this at support.microsoft.com>help and support>type in Windows XP boot disk in the search engine.If those don't work let me know and we'll move on to phase II.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
That indicates a hardware problem. From your description I would check the cpu or suspect it as being the problem. It can be a ram problem as well.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
If you are sure that you have tried with a working monitor, then it means that even though you can see the fan working, the PC is not actually booting. Now try changing the memory with a working one. If the problem persists, try replacing your video card with a working one. You should be okay.
If not, then you would have to go further to check your processor and then the main board if necessary. All the best.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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