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Old 10-10-2002, 08:31 PM
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Another possibility is that you may have a failing power supply. With the system just quitting in the middle of using it and then individual devices failing this doesn't sound like a software problem.

Is the fan on your power supply functioning? If it is heating up, this will also reduce its performance and as the performance or unit fails, other portions of your computer will also fail. The potential downside to this is causing a short circuit or sending a power surge to your motherboard. Both scenarios can be fatal to all or portions of your motherboard.

I have seen similar activity when power supplies have failed.

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Old 10-12-2002, 10:45 AM
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Well,I finally got my devices back after 4 hours on the phone with MS and Gateway with no luck.I was fiiddling with drivers for the sound which is another thing I found I lost and holy cow they came back.Don't know what I did .Now I'll try to get my sound back with help from Gateway.They take over your computer in a chat session and try to fix it.Cool tool.I don't want to press my luck alone.

A very special THANK YOU to all of you.
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Old 10-12-2002, 10:58 AM
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I was fiddling with drivers for the sound which is another thing I found I lost and holy cow they came back. -- Don
Why didn't I think of that -- if you've lost access to your CD-ROM, fiddle with the sound drivers! So happy that the CDs are working again!!

Now, does anyone know WHY they're working?
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Old 10-12-2002, 12:54 PM
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At the heart of the problem is Microsoft, it's called a buggy operating system. Of course they will blame it on the device drivers. Aren't computers fun!

If I ever had the chance to meet Bill Gates I don't know whether I would shake his hand or punch him out.
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Old 10-12-2002, 01:05 PM
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We are all at the mercy of Modern Technology?
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Old 10-12-2002, 04:25 PM
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If I ever had the chance to meet Bill Gates I don't know whether I would shake his hand or punch him out.
I'd probably do both

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