Gateway E-4200, Pentium III, Win XP, Nothing Showing On Monitor
I have an older model Gateway E-4200, Pentium III. The computer was
left out in cold weather for a few weeks but was brought in on
Christmas day 2008. It was then left alone to "warm up" and "dry
out." I turned it on today, but nothing came across the monitor;
three loud beeps came from the computer, and then it sounded as if the
computer normally booted up. I could not see if the computer was okay
because nothing came across the computer screen. The sound card was removed,
and I thought that might be part of the problem, but I don't think it is. The
cables are all plugged in, (monitor, computer, etc.) and the monitor
was hooked up properly into the video slot. What could the problem
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Re: Gateway E-4200, Pentium III, Win XP, Nothing Showing...
The beeps are usually an error code meaning either the RAM or video card has went bad or are not properly seated. Leaving it out as you did could have caused the parts to come unseated when you moved the unit. Try reseating the RAM & video card and then retry booting. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.
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Here is Windows Xp requirements:
PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features) 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space* Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor CD-ROM or DVD drive Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
Theyare telling you that your computer takes PC-100 memory at a clock speed of 222Hz. This is memory for older, slower, Pentium III computers. It wiil run Windows Xp Pro on a pentium III at a fairly good speed if you install at least 512MB and have a hard drive with 30GB of disk space. This memory shipped with the pentium III that usually had a HD of 10GB or less in computers made around 2001-2002.
i do agree with you about the ribbon cables please make verry sure that they are connected right ie set as master or slave also make sure that the ribbon is tight and then make sure that you boot into bios and see if the computer can recognize the drive and see if it is set to master or slave and see if there are any jumpers on the hard drive that match with what bios is telling you cause if the bios is set to master and you have the jumper set to slave it will not work
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You should be able to upgrade that processor to around 1ghz (1000mhz). That will double your cpu speed.
And shop around online for some PC-133 SDRAM for your model of pc. Get that thing up to at least 512mb of system memory and you will probably be alot happier with it's performance! If all you generally do is email and surf the net, no need to drop the bucks on a new machine if your looking for just a little more speed. Unless your wanting something newer anyway, then go for it. But you should be able to upgrade that one yourself for easily under $100 if you shop the parts online.
According to this review, you can upgrade as far as a 2 GHz P4-M at least;
Other than that, i have been unable to find the details of your motherboard - if you can post the make and model (should be printed on it somewhere) then I would hope to find a more complete list of compatible and incompatible processors.
Gateway themselves no longer offer online info or support for this model, but the motherboard details should enable me to find out what you need to know.
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