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Startup issue The gateway I have turns on and gets to the window for safe mod and start windows normally if you select anything it restarts the computer. I have no idea what is going on any idea??

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Likely a virus run anti-virus from a floppy disc just after a boot-able floppy disc startup.

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I have Vista for Business on a computer. Suddenly the log on picture shows on the screen, but the computer says the user information is unavailable and won't let me log in!


This sounds like a failed update. Restart the computer and hit either F2 or F8 or possibly Tab or Delete once the splash screen comes up. This should give you a windows startup option for safe mode. Click Safe Mode with Networking and let the computer startup. This will bypass all current startup items and possible problematic services. Login and start up Task Manager. View startup items and look to see if anything is starting up that says "Windows Update" or if anything else stands out that shouldn't be there. Names that are random garbled letters, etc. Disable these for normal startup. Now click on control panel under start menu and go to windows update and see if any updates failed to install. If they did, disable install automatically in windows update.

After this go to "run" and type in msconfig. Click normal startup, hit apply, when the message that says "restart computer" pops up click yes and let it restart the computer normally.

Sep 09, 2014 | Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition...

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Login into safe mode.


You can use safe mode for a number of things...
Uninstalling programs that refuse to unistall in normal login;
Performing a system restore;
Scanning for dangerous viruses and Trojans;
and so many other things.
How ever, you can not install programs in safe mode because the installer is disabled.
In safe mod, you sound and graphics cards are also disabled, so you cant listen to anything or play video games.

To start your system in safe mode:
1. restart your system.
2. During system restart, press F8 before your Operating System (OS) is loaded, before the OS logo is displayed.
3. A list of options will be displayed, which include "Start Windows Normally","Safe Mode" among other options.
4. Select safe mod and press enter.
5. Give it a few seconds for safe mode to start, then log into your administrator account to start using safe mode.

on Jan 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Start my pc on safemode


Windows 2000 and XP users Tip: If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.
To get into the Windows 2000 and XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.
loading the last known good configuration.To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: Start Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use
when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally.

Aug 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Disable safe mode


Which operating system and do you have Norton antivirus ???
Turn Off Safe Mode

You rebooted your PC at least 10 times now, and still it refuses to start in anything other than Safe Mode.
Your many attempts to perform a system restore have yet to be victorious. It just will not boot up normally.
According to Microsoft, if you have Norton Antivirus 2001 installed on your computer, it is the root of the problem. Microsoft suggests you disable it.

Restart your computer. Let it load completely in Safe Mode.
Press "Run" on your Start menu.
Once you see the Open box, enter into the provided text box: misconfig.
Then press "Enter" or Select "OK."
Select on the new dialog box that has appeared "Selective Startup."
Select "NAVAP.VxD" on the Static VxD tab.
Remove the check in the check box you now see.
Select "OK."
Remove the check in the check box next to Norton Auto Protect.
Select "OK."
Reboot your system and it will be in Normal Mode.
Turn Off Safe Mode in Windows XP
The purpose of booting your computer in safe mode is to resolve issues.
Only your basic, most dire drivers and programs will run to block viruses and surreptitious software from executing on your system.
But once the issue is resolved, you need to get back to the standard Windows mode. In order to turn off safe mode in Windows XP, you must go through the same steps that you took to turn it on.

Reboot your Windows system.
Press the "F8" key several times as soon as you see the first Windows XP logo appear on your screen as the computer is booting.
This will bring up a black screen that displays the "Windows Advanced Options Menu."
Press the down arrow button on your keyboard to scroll down the list.
Select "Start Windows Normally" and then hit "Enter."
Allow the system to boot.
Enter your Windows XP user password (if you set one) and log in as usual.

Nov 14, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot get passed the Windows Error Recovery screen. If I select Launch Startup Repair nothing happens. If I select Start Windows Normally it goes to starting windows screen momentarily and returns to...


First try starting your computer in safe mode. Power down, then hit power button and tapping F8 will get you to this option window. You can also choose safe mode with networking. While in this mode check for any new updates. If you installed new software or hardware uninstall these. Try restarting computer. If this doesn't work and you have a recovery disk put it in while computer is on and then restart.

Apr 27, 2013 | Gateway NE56R10u Laptop

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Aspire 5475 freezes on startup


It is most certainly a driver, but if you cant access the safe mode also that could be a hardware issue.. Try to troubleshoot with a windows installation cd. Put it in and boot the pc. It will start the windows instalation, you choose repair computer and not install windows. The command prompt will open, try to troubleshoot from there.. Thanks!

Mar 19, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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WHERE DO I FIND SAFE MODE IN LAPTOP OF HP 6735s


Enter Safe Mode at startup Follow the steps below to start Windows Vista in Safe Mode.
  1. Remove all CDs and DVDs from the computer.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. At the first screen on restart, before the HP or Windows logo appears, press the f8 key repeatedly.
  4. When prompted, select the Safe Mode with Networking option.
  5. Log onto the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
Enter Safe Mode when PC is operating If the computer can boot into the Vista operating system, follow the steps below to enter Safe Mode.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press the enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Diagnostic startup .
  3. On the Boot tab, select Safe boot and click OK .
  4. When prompted, click Restart to start the computer in Safe Mode. If the computer does not restart automatically, press the Power button to turn the power on.
  5. On the Tools tab of the System Configuration window, select and launch the desired diagnostic tool.
The computer is now operating in Safe Mode. Exit the Safe Mode After completing the required troubleshooting and repair, follow the steps below to exit Safe Mode and return to normal operation.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Normal startup and click OK .
The computer restarts in the normal mode.

May 18, 2012 | HP Compaq 6735s Notebook

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Turn on computer can't get out of the safe mode screen the computer will not boot up in any mode


hi you can try this , Restart the computer.
At the first startup screens, press the F8 key repeatedly until the Windows Startup Menu appears.
Select Normal Startup.
If the computer still starts in safe mode, go to the next step.
  1. Disconnect all peripherals attached to the computer.
  2. Restart the computer twice.
    1. If Windows does not start in safe mode, re-attach one peripheral at a time until you find the peripheral that is causing the problem. Refer to the peripheral's support to see if there are any known issues and resolutions for this problem.
    2. If Windows still starts in safe mode, disconnect any recently added hardware as explained in the following section.
    3. Turn the PC off, wait about ten seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    4. Press the F1 key repeatedly during the first logo screen (This keypress may be different on some computer models).
    5. Press the F5 key and then press the Enter key to set the setup defaults.
    6. Press the F10 key and then press Enter to save the settings and exit.
    7. try system restore and restart the system
    8. Click Start , Run , and type the following into the Open field: msconfig
    9. Click the Boot.ini tab.
    10. Remove the checkmark next to /Safeboot , if it is selected.
    11. Click OK and restart the PC.

May 20, 2008 | Siemens Computers & Internet

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Laptop screen.


Ok, Start the laptop in safe mode.
Press F8 (do it a few times) just after the initial screens have faded when you turn the laptop on.
You will get a Windows Startup screen.
Select Safe Mode and press Enter twice.
After you get into Windows, goto..
Start - - Run
Type msconfig and click the OK button
In the new window that pops up select the Startup tab.
Click the word Manufacturer and it will sort the list into order.
Scroll down the list and remove the ticks from anything where Microsoft is NOT the manufacturer. Also make sure to leave your Anti Virus software ticked. It may list itself as anything, but reading the text will let you know what is what. If unsure, then just leave the Microsoft boxes checked and the rest unchecked.
Click Apply
Then OK
OK any other boxes that pop up, and restart normally.

Post back and let me know if you can now get in normally and we can proceed from there.

May 16, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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