Gateway GT5220...came in this morning....computer was down, blue light on front was blinking....each time I attempt to boot the fan races, the blue light comes on, sometimes I can see the first boot page for a split second and sometimes not even that, keyboard lights blink but nothing else happens....how do I test the power supply?....does this seem to be the problem?
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Re: COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT
This does not sound like a power supply issuse
tap F8 while booting the PC
This should take you to the Advanced Boot option window
Use you up & down keys: Safe mode With Command propmts(Enter)
Operating System (Enter)
Sign in under your user name( or owner)
once at a command prompt (Black Screen)
Tyoe chkdsk /r (Enter)
You will get a message ( This valume is in use would you like to start a chkdsk on reboot (Y) (Enter) Reboot PC
This should start a chkdsk after the chkdsk is complete reboot the PC you should go to you profile (desktop with Icons)
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You will need a friend and his/her computer to help you with this. On their computer, download a program named " Windows Password Recovery Tool" to a CD. You will need to go into your BIOS to have your first boot item as the DC Rom for this to work. Place the CD in the drive, boot up, and follow instructions. This will erase your Admin password, and allow you to get into the computer. Afdter that you can select a new password, but would be a good idea to write it down this time. Good luck.
If the issue was the video card then there would be no display. If there was any display it would be discolored.
Try unplugging any removable media that's hooked up to the computer. After that try to boot it up.
If it still doesn't go anywhere then you most likely have a power supply issue on your hands. try unplugging an unnecessary components inside the computer such as any CD/DVD drives and removing any cards installed. Pretty much everything but the motherboard and the hard drive. If it still doesnt boot properly then you might either have to buy a new power supply or a new motherboard as long as you know your hard drive is good.
The thing si if it was an issue with the hard drive you would get an error message. If you seemed to have left out any error messages please post them.