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Fails to boot

I have a gateway MT3705 that fails to boot. When I first turn it on it will start to boot (windows splash) and then goes to a "failed windows boot, look for problems" search. It runs for about 3 minutes then freezes. I turn the computer off and then restart, the fan and hard drive are going but the lcd is dark. If I keep it turned off for 10 or so minutes it starts back up and repeat the failed boot test. I tried a boot disk, but that freezes also after 3-5 minutes.

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  • MissingNHL Apr 17, 2008

    I tried the Hirens Boot CD, I can boot off the cd but the pc still freezes after 3-5 minutes. Now I cannot even get it too boot off of the cd, just a flashing cursor when I power it up.

  • MissingNHL Apr 17, 2008

    With some more playing around I got the boot disk to work again, however I am getting freezing and a crackle from the speakers after I make each selection on the keyboard (ie arrow keys up/down).

  • nocturnal247 Dec 30, 2008

    Almost same problem here.... power on, DOS bootup screen, then hangs. Doesnt try to boot. You can press F2 for "SETUP" but it doesnt load.



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You might try a Hirens Boot CD, un-zip the files, create a bootable cd from the .ISO file and boot your troubled system, select virus scan on boot.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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    Mark Williams Apr 17, 2008

    Since the boot cd loads into RAM memory and bypasses the hard drive you have eliminated that. So now we are back to Bad motherboard or Processor.

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams Apr 17, 2008

    Since the boot cd loads into RAM memory and bypasses the hard drive you have eliminated that. So now we are back to Bad motherboard or Processor.

    Handy little tool set that boot cd.

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