This is a discussion on problems... within the Motherboards, Bios & CPU forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hello, I am having a problem with my Gateway GT5082 computer. It was working fine and then all of a
Hello, I am having a problem with my Gateway GT5082 computer. It was working fine and then all of a sudden it won't boot up. The computer starts up but then it just sits there. The monitor is blank. I checked the monitor and it's fine. I replaced the power supply and added a graphics card and still nothing. I also checked the hard drive and it's also fine. I am confussed as to what's wrong. The motherboard is Foxconn C51GU01 and it's reversed. I can't find any motherboards like this. Please help....
I tried stripping it down and tried different combinations of ram and still nothing. All the capacitors look good. I don't get any beeps or anything.
I disconneted the hard drive and disk drive. Was that correct? The motherboard is reversed from a standard board. Attached is a picture of the motherboard. It doesn't seem like the hard drive is starting.
It looks like you have 4 RAM slots (sorry the pic is small and a little pixelated). Do you have the diagram of your board? Usually boot process starts with the board to detect drives,ram, etc then it follows boot queue from your bios, from starting with your HD (unless you changed this).
Was there a power surge before you experienced the problems? I'd try taking a close look at the ram slots and your agp/pci-e slot, and the ram stick/card itself. I had this problem before and i realized nothing started because my gfx card wasn't completely in the slot.
ALSO unless you modified your bios boot process, a USB drive (in my case my ipod) remained plugged can alter the boot priority of your entire PC, which stops it from doing anything besides turn on.