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by: ronniehill--2008 November 28, 2008 9:01 AM PST

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COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT UP (HOWEVER POWER IS ON)

by ronniehill--2008 - 11/28/08 9:01 AM

Whenever I turn it on the computer has power but will not boot up. It has done it a couple of times whenever I place it on sleep mode at the end of the day. This time it refuses to boot up despite turning it on and off via the power button, of course the monitor is not coming on either due to this, so I don't have a clue of whats happening under the hood. I checked all connections leading to the hard drive, and the power supply and all fans are coming on. Its an old gateway desktop that I bought new in 2005. I know its ancient but I've maintained it very well. I use it for mid-range DX 9 gaming for my old titles. I bought a 500 gb hard drive to go with the 70 gb OEM drive that came with it about 6 mos. ago. Any help or trouble shoots will be greatly appreciated. The specs listed below are strictly from memory, but are very close to what I have. Thanks in advance.

Gateway 5310S Intel Pentium 4 2.9 ghz, 2.5 gb of ram, 250 MB 7600GT graphics card, 570 GB HD space, 350 watt OEM power supply. WINDOWS XP (HOME EDITION)service pack 3

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