Intermittent POST. Freezes when loading windows

By DasEinsamej
Jan 29, 2010
  1. Hi, this is my first time. I have a gm5045e gateway dual core. i got it from a guy who said the mobo was fried. well, i hooked it up and it didnt post. then, i proceeded to take all ram out. after turning on, it beeped and i shut it down. after replacing the ram, the computer POSTed. after a few shutdowns, it wouldnt POST anymore. after trying multiple other things, such as taking the CMOS batt. out, it finally POSTed again. I then preceeded to format a harddrive and try to load Windows. The computer froze and wont POST anymore. Ive researched this to the best of my ability and am fed up. help PLEASE...
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Remove the motherboard from the case and make sure it was not shorting to the case standoffs
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