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Older gateway I have a older gateway and we have xp on it and I can't get it to run on xp or get off the gateway screen

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  • nevnat22 May 27, 2008

    Hello have a gateway desktop computer fsp200 60atv and I tried to add memmory. As soon as I added the memmory the computer went off and ever since when I turn on the computer the monitor isnt coming on - blank monitor but I hear the system on .. the lights showing the HD is on.. inside on the mothermoard I see a blinking red light near the ethernet card...

    Please help

  • nevnat22 May 27, 2008

    Hello have a gateway desktop computer fsp200 60atv and I tried to add memmory. As soon as I added the memmory the computer went off and ever since when I turn on the computer the monitor isnt coming on - blank monitor but I hear the system on .. the lights showing the HD is on.. inside on the mothermoard I see a blinking red light near the ethernet card...

    Please help

  • fmr888 May 11, 2010

    Do you have another system set up on it??????

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As far as the guy that added memory , if you do not have the memory cards installed all the way in ,the computer will act like that . Pull the sticks back out , check to make sure that there is not any dust or trash int he connections and put back in . You got to make sure that the sticks are completely in, and the tabs on the side of each stick are locked into the the notches .

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