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GT5058 memory and boot issues

OK, this is a weird one. I am looking at a Gateway GT5058 desktop. It starts to boot up, but before Windows can load, it shuts off. I tried booting Ubuntu from a CDROM drive. I disconnected the hard drive, the CDROM drives, and tried to boot Ubuntu from a USB drive.

But, I can boot off of the flash drive and run the memory tests that come with Ubuntu. Even stranger, all of the tests pass multiple times.

So, I played with taking out memory. I cleaned the contacts. I can boot up with 1, 2 or 3 memory modules. It doesn't seem to matter which modules I put in or which banks I put them into. However, I cannot boot up all the way if all 4 are filled.

Since I disconnected everything, I'm not sure how it can be the power supply. If it is one of the modules, then I do not understand why it seems to be a problem only when I put in all 4. If it is the motherboard, same thing (why it only seems to matter when all 4 are used).

I cannot find a pattern, and I'm stumped.

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  • Mihajlo Jerkovic May 11, 2010

    This is not solution i dont think but i have had same issue with my pc with Asus motherboard and their support told me it was motherboard and they have sent me new one and it worked but not sure why because it did not make sense. I have also tried all the trouble shooting and could not find what was the problem. Good luck


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If you are tired then you just simply format your system after taking back up of your important data

Dont worry about it it is a small problem and I know that you can fix it


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