My friends Gateway desktop running WinXp went dead after a power surge. Well it wouldn't boot. I used the recovery disc that came with the computer and did a wipe and fresh re install. All was doing great, I downloaded 70 plus Window updates and had to restart it. When it restarted I couldn't get it to boot again. Sometimes it got as far as the Windows screen but mostly it was just restarting over and over. I did see a notification pop up at the bottom of the task bar that stated something about memory being lost and then that is when I couldn't get it to boot up any longer. If I use the recovery mode again I'm sure I'll get it to work for a short period but there must be a problem hardware wise right??
I am guessing the mother board but do not know how to check it. The computer has 2 sticks of memory totally 1 gig
Any ideas?? Thank you in advance
Edited by hamluis, 25 September 2011 - 07:18 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.