I have a Gateway GT5464 desktop computer. Ever since i had the thing when you first start it up it would come to where it says gateway and then it would go black on the monitor screen the monitor would go to off and then 15 seconds it would show windows loading. I have had the computer for about a year and a half now. It was made in may 07 but i bought it new. 45 days after i got it the mother board went in it and i had to send it to gateway. They said that it taken a little while for it to start up was normal. Last night it took me an hour to get the computer to come on.
What happened is i would hit the power button the 2 fans on the mother board would start up. The power supply fan would run and then you would hear 5 clicks from the harddrive and then all you could hear was the fans. The monitor never even tried to turn on saying it had connection to the computer. Finaly after i took the power supply out cleaned it pluged it in i tried starting it up nothing. Then i swaped the ram around nothing. I then swaped the ram back and hit the power button and the pc turned on. I got it into windows then shut it off. Let it sit for a second then turned it back on boom it booted. Did it again boom it booted. Left it on all last night then turned it off for about an hour today and it wouldnt boot up again.
Im thinking its the power supply but gateway told me it was either the ram or the harddrive. I want some opionions. Heres the site to everything the pc has.
Gateway Support - Specifications
thanks for the help