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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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Re: startup issue

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

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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 | PC Desktops

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How do I get into safe mode on a gateway DX4380g running Wiindows8.

Within Windows 8:
Hold the Shift Key and click Restart at the login page

If that does not restart your system in Safe Mode:
When at the Recovery Page
Click "See Advanced Repair Options"
Click "Troubleshoot"
Click "Advanced Options"
Click "Windows Startup Settings"
Then hit the restart button.

When it restarts you will see the option to arrow down (or up) to start in Safe Mode.

Jan 25, 2015 | Gateway PC Desktops

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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 | PC Desktops

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Gateway desktop critical error code

Which operating system ???
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.
Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.
Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
6.Close all other programs.
7.To start the system restore, click Next.
8.Your computer restarts.
Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
if this hails to fix the problem
Restoring your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings is a great way to get rid of pesky viruses you can't seem to remove from your computer, or simply to remove old programs and files from your computer and start with a clean slate.
Your Windows 7 Gateway computer will likely run faster as a result of deleting old and unnecessary files.
It's also a good idea to restore your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings if you plan on selling it, or passing it along to a family member or friend.
Recover From Windows 7 Home Screen
Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your Windows 7 home screen.
Click "All Programs" in the Start menu, then click "Gateway".
Click "Gateway Recovery Management" to open the Gateway Recovery Management program.
Click the "Restore" header, then click "Restore System To Factory Default".
Click "Yes" in the "Confirm Restoration" dialog box, then click "Yes".
Click "OK" in the dialog box warning you that all of the personal data on your computer will be deleted. Your computer will automatically restart.
When your computer restarts the restoration process will begin. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.
Click "OK" when a dialog appears telling you that the computer has been restored to its original factory settings and that you need to reboot your Gateway Windows 7 computer.
Your computer will reboot.
After the computer restarts you will need to configure Windows 7 with your personal preferences.
Recover at Startup
Turn on or restart your computer and hold down "Alt" while clicking "F10" during startup until you are redirected to the Gateway Recovery Management program.
Click "Restore System From Factory Default".
Click "Next" to begin the restoration process.
The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

Jul 02, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How do I get my IBM computer windows 2000 out of safe mode??

Hi,this should help.Don't forget to rate.... Getting out of Safe Mode may be both easy and complicated at the same time. The primary consideration is the reason why the machine is booting into this status. If it was user initiated, the easiest way is to click on the 'Start' button and select the 'Turn Off Computer' option. This will bring up the window with the 'Standby', 'Turn Off', and 'Restart' options. Choose either 'Restart' or 'Turn Off'. Upon rebooting or powering up of the machine, the Operating System should automatically load into Normal Mode. Take note that some users are misled into believing that the system is in Safe Mode primarily due to the incorrect setting of the video. If the system is in Safe Mode, it should be stated at the 4 corners of the screen. If the system keeps on rebooting in Safe Mode, this is a possible indication of a problem in loading startup components. Reboot the machine. During the reboot process, press the 'F8' key to display the boot-up options. In this window, select the 'Last Known Good Configuration' option. The Operating System will attempt to locate the last settings that successfully loaded the Operating System. This feature was introduced under the Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System platform and retained in newer Microsoft environments. If still unsuccessful, allow the machine to boot into Safe Mode. Click on the 'Start' button and choose the 'Control Panel' option. Click on the 'Performance and Maintenance' category and click on the 'System' icon. This should open the System Properties window. Click on the 'Hardware' tab and click on the 'Device Manager' button. Check for any exclamation or question mark beside any entry. Reload the corresponding device driver for the erroneous component. Repeat Step 2; this should boot the system in Normal Mode. If the computer system entered Safe Mode via the System Configuration utility, then it can only boot in Normal Mode using the same tool. Click on the 'Start' button and choose 'All Programs'. Click on the 'System Tools' category and select the 'System Information' option. From the new window, click on the 'Tools' Menu and select 'System Configuration Utility'. Under the 'General' tab, select the 'Normal Startup' option. Click on the 'OK' button and restart the machine as described in Step 2. This will load the system in Normal Mode.This is all that can be done hope this helped.

Nov 17, 2010 | PC Desktops

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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 | PC Desktops

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You can trying using safe mode
To get there depends on your OS

If your using Windows 98:
  • Restart the computer.
  • Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
  • On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode
or you may use the system configuration Utility Method.
  • While in Normal mode, Close all programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
  • In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, check Enable Startup Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
  • You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again and uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu." under the Advanced Menu, then click OK and restart your computer
Windows Xp:

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
  • Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer
Windows as part of a multiboot system
Use this method ONLY if you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • When the Boot loader menu (list of the available operating systems) appears, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the version Windows what you want
  • Press Enter, and then immediately begin tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  • Scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item , and then press Enter.
Windows Vista:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.

Oct 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Computer will not start past safe mode screen

In safe mode, hit start button -run, and type "msconfig" in the box , hit enter.
the system configuration utility opens.
select startup tab at the top
when the startup screen opens, UNcheck all the boxes, press APPLY, then OK
the computer will prompt you to restart, when it restarts it will give you a message saying you have use the system configuration utility to change the way windows starts, this is normal. Check the box that say dont show this again and click OK.
doing this will keep the programs set to start when windows starts from starting untill you start them manually. If one of them is causing the freeze, this will make the system accessible.
Keep in mind, you may want to turn some of them back on after you get the computer going and when you do , turn them on one at a time and restart the computer after each change. this way you can identify which program is causing the problem.
Hope this helps. please repost if you have more questions

Oct 08, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCV-V210P PC Desktop

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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 PC Desktops

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