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Computer won't boot up...

My computer isn't really booting up.

If I leave it alone off the power for a while and then try to boot up. It will start off slow running the fan then the blue light will light up and the monitor will come on. It will get to the Gateway Screen that says F10 for Boot Selection or F2 for Bios then stop. Then it will go back to just the fan running.

I left it for a really long time off the power... It started up the same way as before but got all the way to the Windows load screen before the monitor messed up and it was just the fan working again.

So whats the problem?

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  • Aftermath255 Dec 04, 2007

    Okay all I could find was a windows recovery disk that they gave me. Because my computer was the display model they cleaned it then made a recovery disk for me. I put it in there. Didn't really help much.

    Based on the advice of another person I unplugged the power strip cord and power cord from the computer. I let it sit for a few hours and connected everything up. I got to a screen asking me if I wanted to start windows normally or safe mode and other options. I picked safe mode thinking it was the best bet... It started to load up then it stopped. It's like the computer stopped trying and it froze. Then it was back to just the fan working again.

    So does that mean it's something with the power supply?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    On Dec 8th 2007

    I noticed my GT4014 computer wouldn't come out of standby mode. When I hit the space bar to wake up the PC, the computer would start the hard drive and cooling fan, but the monitor and keyboard wouldn't "wake". I had to hold down the power button to shut down. When the computer was brought back on up the first time after the failure, I noticed that this took longer and appeared to be doing a lot of writing of files. The event viewer didn't display the reboot information as usual nor did it show any alerts or problems from the failure. The PC would continue to have the same problem in standby mode and when restarted. The only way I could get the computer to come back up was to unplug the power cord and wait (10-15minutes). Simply powering off the PC would help. Intially the past restore point were all available. A couple of days later I noticed that they were all gone. I ended up doing a chkdsk on the hard drive and the system found problems. I went ahead and did a chkdsk with fix on bootup. The system said that it fixed the problems 100%. After this fix completed the monitor and keyboard went out again. I have only gotten the system to boot to the BIOS one time since chkdsk fixes. All my startup attempts have failed to even get past the motherboard beep check. I don't even get a power light, but the hard drive, DVD drive and fan will start.

    Virus or Hardware problem?

  • Aftermath255 Jan 03, 2008

    Alright I tryed to boot from a disk it didn't work.

  • Aftermath255 Jan 03, 2008

    I've tried to boot from a disk it wouldn't. Just stayed on the Gateway screen.

    My friend thinks maybe it got overheated and it's the processor or motherboard.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, tried my CPU, HD, Memory, Video Card in another PC, all worked fine, I think my Motherboard is fried!!!!!.



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