From: Computerpilot on 10/10/2002
Do you have a GeForce 400 series video card? This could be the main issue...
I would consider a new video card if this is the case. If you have another laying around or can borrow one, I would try to install it and see if you get the same problem.
Updated drivers may help. Might want to check out Gateway's website to see if they have an update yet. Probably not. I don't know of any yet and there has been a lot of people upset about this problem.
Check the usual:
-make sure you have a power supply of at least 235watts
-try to move a PCI-based video card to another slot (if this is your case)
-make sure AGP 2 is enabled as well as 4 in BIOS
-find devices sharing IRQ with the video card and move them to another slot
-update any chipset drivers for motherboard (VIA, Intel, etc)
-Move around IRQ's
-check to see if recently added USB devices are sharing IRQ addresses with the video card
-if you have a USB hub, make sure it is on its own power (not bus)
-unplug USB devices to test for stability
I know this troubleshooting can get very frusterating. But I can almost guarentee you that it is a conflict with your video card that might include your USB devices.
Good luck and please feel free to post back! If you figure it out, there would be a lot of folks interested!