Question about Gateway 507GR PC Desktop
I aquired a set of recovery discs from Gateway. I try a full destructive system recovery and get an error during the Intel Chipset install. The error states that the process could not install Com1 and I get a box for troubleshooting. I am able to close the box (after trouble shooter didn't offer help) and continue install. Once the install completes, the computer restarts. I get the Windows XP screen with the scrolling bar at the bottom. The bar scrolls halfway and stops. The PC then sits there without doing anything else. I let it sit for about an hour and then restarted the machine. The machine then asks if I want to start in safe mode. I can go into safe mode, and the Com1 port is enabled. I can disable the port, but I get the same results if I try to restart and go into XP in normal mode that I get after the recovery. It just sits there. I have reset the CMOS, tried a new hard drive, tried other SATA ports on the board, reconnected all cables/wires, etc. The problem started with a fried modem. Do I need a new motherboard? If so, what kind? I have LGA775 w/Intel 915G chipset. Gateway doesn't support this model any more. Help, please.
Try alternate drivers for the intel chipset install dont load the ones on the cds
Posted on May 20, 2008
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