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I have a gateway 310T computer and somehow I lost my tab in the display folder that says (screen saver) I restarted in safe mode and it never helped. Can you suggest anything to try.

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Well you could try system restore and restore your pc to an earlier time, when it was there.

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Pc in safety mode


g'day!
to get to your PC's safe mode:
  1. restart the computer.
  2. as the computer restarts, begin pressing the F8 key after the Gateway BIOS logo appears until the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen appears.
  3. on the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press the ENTER key.
  4. You are now in the Safe Mode of your PC. take note: that the display may appear to be larger than what you normally see. this will return to normal once you reboot it.
cheers mate!
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My gateway notebook is locked n I can't remember my user password ..help very frustrated ...I tried ctrl alt del twice to make the admin acct pop up but nothing


Try booting in safe mode.

Restart your computer.

As the computer restarts, begin pressing the F8 key after the Gateway BIOS logo appears until the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen appears.

On the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press the ENTER key.

After logging on to Windows XP Safe mode, in the Desktop dialog box, click Yes.

Good luck, post back if this helps.

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Hi, I need to know how to start-up in safe mode.


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Restart your computer and before the appearance of the boot screen hit F8 to get the booting option list. From the list select Safe Mode in order to start your computer in Safe Mode.
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Right click the DATA folder and choose Properties. Now go to the security tab and in the Group or user names section click on Users. In the permission for user section make sure you check all the check boxes under the Allow column: Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read. Click OK and then restart the computer. Now you should be able to validate your Windows copy.


For Windows XP Professional
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2.then go to the screen saver tab and click on it
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