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I have a desktop Gateway model: 650 Performance w/windows 98SE. My computer will begin to boot, Windows starts up and after about 10 seconds complety shuts down. I can access safe mode and computer stays on, but haven't been able to solve the problem. Also the "cd" nor "A" drive starts. Use Norton software. Suggestions would be appreciated should.

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You have a virus or you accidentally deleatd some start up files,if you instilled any new hardware then remove it and try starting up again. if not, try a system restore but you may need to either upgrade or reinstall windows.

as for the CD or A drive you can enable them to boot before the hard drive from the by pressing eigher F2 , F8, or F10 keys depends on you model. while in the system menu change the boot order and save your settings.


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