GT5654 This one is Tuff to FIX??

Gateway Gt5654 desktop
January 25, 2011 at 10:19:39
Specs: Vista Home Premium, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+, 64-bit dual core processor / 400 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive
I have a Gateway GT5654 with Vista Home Premium. One day out of the blue we became victim to the blue screen of death. We would restart or unplug for a few hours then boot back up like it never happen. As you know it quickly started to do it a lot. I updated my video card and boom it stopped. :bounce: Life is great :pt1cable: Now as you are sitting there laughing :pt1cable: at me. I'll say it first. It came back. I don’t know what to do. I look deep into my system and all it shows is unexpected connection lost or something like that. I don't know much on repair so I hope you can help me. I tried to update my other drivers but Gateway does not provide anything but what the system came with. I tried to complain but it did not help. Now all that is happening is the system will shut down beep in NO PATTERN. Then it will try to restart and beep with no pattern. The system will beep for hours if you let it.
This is a link to what Gateway provides. Do not let the dates fool you I have all of these drivers and they are from 2008.

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January 25, 2011 at 10:25:58
Well What was the original Blue Screen error message. And this beep is it the same constant beep over and over? If it is a constant beeping then you may have some RAM problems. Try removing your RAM 1 stick at a time and i bet eventually it will run great with 1 stick out(Replace it of course).

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January 25, 2011 at 10:58:36
What does :pt1cable mean? Gateway service is horrible, and at times their documentation on their websites isn't that great either. And yes, they're not too good with updating drivers for aging systems on their websites. I've had support/service issues with Gateways over the years, I really hate 'em! So any chance I have to trash them, I take it.

You need to start with the BSOD Error code 1st, then troubleshoot hardware next. The only accurate way to properly troubleshoot an error code is with Windows Debugger (WinDbg). Since that is technically involved, you may need to contact a technician who knows how to do that. It is fairly easy to analyze a Minidmp (Crash or BSOD error) file however.

If the BSOD's happened AFTER the video card updates (I don't think that's your case from your post, but I just want to make sure), the updated video drivers could be the culprit.

I didnt see any good documentation for that system on their site, this may steer you in the right direction with beeping (from a server doc though):

Just another stupid saying...

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March 2, 2011 at 00:41:33
I installed Windows 7 and it is working well. Thank you.

Mark A. Gonzalez

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