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Yesterday, I was working on a dvd project and received a blue screen of death. I didn't really pay much attention to it because I've had them before and a reboot solved the situation. NOT this time!! I powered down the system manually and let it set for a minute and tried to reboot. The monitor never recognized the video card and the boot did not occur. I immediately got on my laptop to see if I could locate a solution and someone suggested powering off and unplugging the pc. Then, hold the power button in for a minute, or so and retry power up. I tried this, but nothing worked. I tried it all again, still nothing. Well, I took a hard drive out of the desktop and plugged it into an external disk mount I have and was able to find my project. I let the desktop stayh unplugged over night and retried it this morning. It did get the Gateway logo and on to Windows XP and a message about inserting the Windows recovery cd and retrying. I did this and now it's back to no response. I've got to get this project finished, can you give me an idea how to resolve this issue??

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  • Reg Hill Jun 30, 2009

    I've tried to boot from the Windows

  • Reg Hill Jun 30, 2009

    I have tried to boot from the Windows XP CD, but the system will not respond. It now does not have connectivity to the monitor and there is no activity from the hard drive. The CD light comes on, but no reading takes place. Now, if I let it set for an hour or so, I might get the Gateway screen again, but then nothing else happens after it goes black. I saw something about resetting bios but can't find the jumper that allows that on the motherboard. It simply won't respond.

    Thanks for the try, but something else has to occur.



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It's either a BIOS issue or a driver issue. It's probably not a monitor or display adapter issue as you can sometimes see the logo screen.

Do you have another monitor to test with? If so, try it just to see if we can eliminate the monitor as the cause of the problem. If another monitor works al the way through boot, then it's your monitor that's not working right.

If your monitor is fine, and when you see nothing on screen but the computer is on, what colour is the monitor power light? Is it green when you get the Gateway logo, but yellow during the times it doesn't work?

Do you get any unusual beeps when the problem occurs?

Let me know the above. In the mean time, do try resetting the BIOS. To do this, find the BIOS jumper. It's on the edge of the board, under the button cell battery. To describe better, Directly under the battery is a screwhole. On the right of the screw hole is a long connector. Ignore the right of the screwhole. Look to the left of the screwhole instead. You'll see a small white fan header with 3 pins. To the right of that, you will see a small vertical black jumper. It may be marked BIOS or CMOS or similar. That is the reset jumper. Remove the little jumper from it, and put it into the other pins. So if its in pins 1 and 2, put it in 2 and 3 instead.

Then start the computer. Wait a few seconds. You should see a maintenance menu. Use this to clear any settings. Turn off the computer. Swap the jumper again back to normal pins, start the PC and let me know if it works now.

Best of luck



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PLease try to insert the windows xp cd and then go to the recovery mode and install the windows once again. Next you need to install the application on which you were building your project. Now you should be able to start working with your project.


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