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Gateway gm5442 takes a very long time to boot, but it finally does, after about 20 to 30 minutes. Have tried different processor,power supply, memory, and video card

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There ar enothing wrong whith all of these...the memory it affects it the most ..I means tha Ram memory ...also it would not hurt to reinstall the operation system from scratch ..if it does the same than the motherboard has issues and probably it is gone ..if you changed the rest there is nothing else that can be ..
there can be a issue with the hard disk ..so when you boot it goes in a chack disk loop ..and that takes about half an hour to do ..and if it does it every time you open it ..than you should get the hdd..and format it head to bottom ..or replace it ...But first try to format it in another pc ..to make it quick ..than reinstall the operation system and it will work ..or ..just get another one ..at least for the operation system to be installed on ..and keep this one to store..iin..
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Guest Posts: n/a 01-24-2005 We had a power failure in the office this weekend. All the systems are back
up and running fine, except for the receptionists. It's a Gateway
Professional Series. P4 1.3 Ghz. It is giving me three beeps. No boot up
screen and no video source (monitor light stays yellow instead of turning
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one stick in difference seats. I have also reseated all the cards at least
three times. I have switched the jumper to try to boot into setup mode.
Nothing there either. Popped out the cmos battery and put it back in. No
good either.

Has all the ram been fried? The fan on the cpu is still spinning. The cd-rom
ejects. I can't hear the hard drive spinning. I guess I can swap the hard
drive for a different one.

Anything I'm missing? YEP
http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/INTEL/m00262/beepcode.shtml

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3 BEEPS --RAM HAS IT HAD A POWER FAILURE AND DO YOU HAVE A SURGE PROTECTOR IS THE LIGHT STILL ON TO SAY SURGE PROTECTED

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I have a gateway model # gm5088. I power on the computer and work fine, but the blue light doesnt work and the pc doesn't want to boot. What seems to be the problem?


sorry i could not understand u said it work fine but the pc doesnt want to boot. if its only the light issue then the connection of that light to the motherboard must be lossed or the bulb must have been fused

and if ur pc not booting then it ur power supply on *********** board problem

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Gateway gm5442 very slow to boot, 20 to 30 minutes.


You said you tried different CPU, but it was the same motherboard, right? Maybe the motherboard speed (data bus, etc.) is just slow. Otherwise, there's not much left to try if the hard drive works OK in another computer and you've tried upgrading the memory, CPU, and power supply.

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Sounds like a bad motherboard. To be sure, I'd remove or unplug all devices (hard drive, CD-ROM, etc) and verify. Sometimes, those devices can prevent a bootup. If you've removed all those and same thing, bad board.

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First check your power supply section and check your power fan that is running properly. if ok then the suspected area is your processor section. please check it if its collar fan nor running properly then clean up or change that. and the other advice is please check your processor pin which are too tiny. be careful about these.

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Have you tried booting it from yor CD drive with bootable software?

Any led flashing anywhere in the computer?

If not, we are talking about energy problem. Try fitting the energy cord firmly, try connecting the battery charger in a different power outlet.

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Usually you get messages like this when there have been temporary power outges and your computer gets shut off abruptly.
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