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Gateway turns on and sits there...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sjajdld, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. sjajdld

    sjajdld Thread Starter

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    Gateway 827 GM XP
    Media Center 2005 Edition
    AMD 64 Athlon
    Processor 3500+ 2.2 GHz 2000 MHz FSB
    200 GB PATA HD with 2MB Cache
    ATI Radeon Xpress 200

    Here's the deal... got this from a friend and she said it worked, but is slow. My laptop is biting the dust and I figured I could use this desktop until I could afford a new laptop. I set it up, turned it on and it pops up with the Gateway logo on the screen and sits there... bottom right corner of screen has BOOT MENU <F10> BIOS SETTINGS <F2>

    I tried: hitting F10 and F2 and pretty much every other key on the keyboard
    turning off and on again
    ctrl alt del
    unplugging cables and replugging
    opening and closing disk drives

    .....and I get: nothing at all... same screen every time.

    What to do ???? Thanks for any help offered :)

    SJD
     
  2. sjajdld

    sjajdld Thread Starter

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    okay... so I think I have solved this on my own. It's a faulty keyboard... or at least I think it is... Will try another one tomorrow :)
     
  3. rosiesdad

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    Might need a PS2 keyboard, unless its booted up and on the internet to download drivers for usb keyboard.
     
  4. flavallee

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    You didn't mention how much RAM is in that inherited computer.

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    You really don't want to use a computer that still contains all the problems and "debris" from the previous owner.

    You really need to format the hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and get a fresh start.

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  5. sjajdld

    sjajdld Thread Starter

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    Turns out it was not the keyboard... and the person I got it from is looking to see if they still have a disc or not. I was planning on wiping it clean anyway :)
     
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