I have been playing battlefield 2 and tonight it locked up on me nothing I could do but cut the power now it won't turn back on it just gets to the gateway screen sits for a minute and shuts down it won't even start in safe mode or any other for that matter did I fry something or is it a simple problem please help me
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Re: she won't run
Take the hard drive out and put it in a working computer as a slave and run a virus check on it. Make sure the working computer has up to date antivirus and spyware programs running on it. You should find something and the working computer will clean the drive out for you. You can also defrag it with the working computer.
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Probably hardware failure. To test that remove all disks and extra components and try again to boot into BIOS. If you can't then you will know for sure. If you can then take the opportunity to change the boot order and put the cd first and the hd second. Now connect an optical unit and try to boot in a bootable disk, preferably a Linux Live-CD. If you can then the hard disk is dead, replace it.
How did you determine that the MB was dead? Do you know how to use a post card and do you have one? How old is your computer and is it worth it to replace the MB? It is usually fairly easy to find a replacement MB on Ebay. Although, today desktops are so inexpensive that you may want to try that route. If you do replace the MB make sure that your power supply is adequate. We build systems every day and we never use less than 450W. If you do decide to replace the MB email me if you run into any problems and I'll see if I can assist you.
Well, I think gateway is just a computer manufacturer, so if you are still under warranty, you could possibly get a replacement. But before doing anything, and if you are comfortable with doing so, open up the side of the casing, and take a look around, see if any cables seem unconnected.
If the power went out while it was on it may have been given a surge. If that is the case the motherboard is going to need to be replaced. Check the power supply connection on the motherboard if it is discolored then that is the problem.
You might want to get your ram checked. Not all the time does a computer beeps when a memory is bad. Also, if you have tested the memory ok, then try another power supply, if that one is faulty, it will not be giving enough power to show on monitor. If that still isn't the problem, then it could be your video card. The way you will know if it's video card is that the keyboard light will be lighted but nothing will show on the screen. To test that press the num lock or caps lock key to see if it gets lighted. if it does, then the problem would be the video card.
Thanks and good luck. Hope this solves your problem.