01-03-2009 09:54 AM
01-03-2009 01:54 PM
01-03-2009 09:34 PM
Okay...I did a little research for you:
Looks like this computer is having BIOS issues all over the place. If I were you, I would log onto the Gateway forums and try to hook up with one of the moderators to walk you through the process in case something goes wrong. Sounds like all of these guys didn't have any issues updating the BIOS but it didn't fix their problems with this machine. Worst case scenario, you may have to replace your motherboard. But, that is not as bad as it sounds when you would likely spend more money getting yours fixed if that's what it comes to since it is out of warranty. You can buy a decent motherboard for $100 - $150 bucks. You can actually spend less if you like although I am not sure if you could find one for a Quad Core Intel for less than that. It's worth a look. If that is the route you take, just make sure your motherboard will support the hardware, etc., on there now. Gateway should be able to make a recommendation, in fact, if I were you, I would pressure them into providing you with a viable solution...period. This appears to be defect oriented. This issue is a little more than can be handled here. Sorry.
01-04-2009 09:51 AM
Thanks for spending the time to find this info. I bought a UPS yesterday so I feel more comfortable about flashing the BIOS.
There are obviously some problems with this MB. I removed an update yesterday and had the same no restart after it shutdown. The computer then would not do a cold boot this morning. I opened the box and reseated the memory and bingo!