Having problems with your Gateway GT5028 PC Desktop ?

Computer "turns on" i hear four to five beeps, but the monitor gets no signal. a friend gave me the computer, only once did i see it boot up fully but it froze up so i had to restart it and it wont work. everytime i try i get the same thing four or five beeps and monitor says no signal. so i dont know whats happening. its a gateway computer runing windows xp. thats all i know. i know the monitor is good cause i tested it on another computer.


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Without knowing the exact frequency/length of the beeps my first guess would be a bad stick of ram or a bad video card. If there is more than one stick of ram in the computer try it with one of the sticks pulled, pulling each stick until it does boot. if it doesnt, try pulling the video card. If you have on board video as well as a card, you can try it with just the on board and no video card. If not, borrow a vid card from someone. Doesnt have to be anything special, it can even be one of the old 4 MB PCI cards... just for diag. If that doesn't fix it, try pulling out any other cards that may be in it. Modem, sound, etc. etc.

and finally, here is a link to all the bios error codes for Gateway computers to help with further trouble shooting.

http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/COMPO/MOTHERBD/WME859199/WME859199faq2.shtml
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