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Stuck in safe mode on my old gateway

I am stuck in safe mode.i hit safe boot. and now i cant get back to misconfig to uncheck it please help

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Everything is messed up Trying to correct will only drive you insane
Do a clean install

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Try this, get a boot able CD copy of RIPLINUX 6.2 nonX. Go into your Compact bios and select CDROM as the first boot device. Open cd dvd player and install 6.2 Power down and then power up to 6.2 Install GRUB and select HARD DRIVE Partition #2 from the menu and wait.

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The only two things you can do for a Processor is to,
A.Replace it
B.Clean the top of the Processor case, and the bottom of the heatsink that sits on it. Then apply new thermal paste.

I suggest you take this baby right back to this 'Tech', and tell them you need the problem fixed.

Slightly off topic, but I thought I would show you what I'm talking about.

The top of the Processor case is not perfectly smooth. It looks as though it is to the human eye, but it isn't.

There are microscopic hills, and valleys, and 'potholes'.
Same thing with a Heatsink. (The bottom of the Heatsink)
Thermal paste is used to fill these voids. Helps to transfer the heat from the Processor to the Heatsink.

A Heatsink is usually a copper, or aluminum plate with fins on it. Copper or Aluminum transfers heat very well.
Air is drawn over the fins, and draws the heat away.
(Works on the same principle as a radiator for a home, or a vehicle)

With a laptop the plate is connected to a tube, which in turn is connected to a finned piece.

This website shows the Toshiba Satellite A135, being disassembled right down to just the motherboard.

I thought I would include this so you can see what I'm taking about in reference to removing, and replacing the thermal paste, and what the top of your processor looks like, plus the Cooling Tube/Heatsink Assembly,

This is Page 1.
At the very bottom of the page you will see in white -
Page 1::Page 2::Page 3::Page 4::Find another model

Left-click on Page 4.

Scroll down, and left-click on the photo to the right of Step 23.

The Cooling Tube/Heatsink Assembly is the gold colored part. Where you see 061224 upside down on that curved tube, is the Cooling Tube.

The square object under the 061224, is the plate that is right above the Processor.

Left-click on the photo to the right of Step 24.
This shows you the top of the Processor, with the Cooling Tube/Heatsink removed.

The Processor is marked CPU.
CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, or Processor for short.

What is hard to see is the actual top of the processor case itself. It is a small square that is right under the red letters CPU.

After the top of the Processor case is properly cleaned, a tiny pea sized dot of thermal paste is applied here.

Then the cleaned plate for the heatsink, is set down on the top of the processor case.

Other then that, they turned the screw on the left of the processor socket, (Circled in Red), removed the Processor, and replaced it.
(A replaced processor does require new thermal paste applied. Cost of thermal paste? About $7 USD. Enough to do 6 processors)

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SOURCE: gateway m-6843 won't boot

I am having the same problem. Elix, that is a great suggestion, however this particular model from Gateway does not ship with a recovery CD. There is a recovery partition on the HDD, however with this particular problem the recovery partition is not accessible.

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I want the safe mode removed

To help you disable the option of safe mode in the computer, please follow the steps given below:
-Press 'Windows logo key' + 'R' key on the keyboard.
-'Run box' window will open up and type in 'MSCONFIG' then hit 'Enter'.
-Now select 'Boot' tab and in that 'Boot Options' uncheck 'SAFE BOOT'.
-Click on 'APPLY' and 'OK'.
-Restart the computer to boot in normal windows.

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Cant get out of safe on my laptop

reboot your computer,
then hold the F8 key to get the boot menu.
select safe mode
once you are back in windows go back to msconfig, but this type select normal startup.
reboot, no you will be loading everything, once you are in windows get back to msconfig, and configure it properly and select "Selected Startup"


Apr 02, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I have my laptop stuck in safe mode. i checked safe boot by mistake, now why cant i get back to undo it?

Hi Steven-
Laptops should return to normal mode upon subsequent start-up. If it does not, when you (re)start your computer, begin tapping the F8 key repeatedly (like a woodpecker). After a few moments, this will bring up a manual start screen (white letters on a black background)-you will see an option to Start Using Windows Normally down toward the bottom of the screen. Using your arrow keys, scroll down to that choice and hit ENTER. Your PC will then boot up in regular mode.

Apr 01, 2014 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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How to turn off safe mode?

When booting up computer constantly tap F12. until you get a boot selection screen.
At that point use the arrow key to make sure start windows normally is selected, and hit enter.

That will knock it out of safe mode. if by hitting F12 you do not get to the boot selection screen, then shut off the laptop, unplug the charger, wait 10 seconds, and then turn the computer on, and the menu should appear.

I hope this was helpful!

Jan 26, 2014 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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When i tap f8 cant boot into safemode gets stuck in safemode need help please

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Mar 24, 2012 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Went to misconfig to select safe mode boot safe mode starts but window comes up stating no safe mode and is rebooting and it just does this over and over and i cannot get back to sselect misconfig to...


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The reason you cant get past the restart is because by selecting safeboot on the boot.ini tab, you have now set your computer to boot straight into safe mode (even though you knew your computer couldnt boot to safe mode) :)

Were you having trouble before? Why were you trying to get into safe mode in the first place? it may help with the solution. Were you getting shutdowns or blue screens? Ram problems can cause all sorts of issues.

Do you have your windows cd? If you do then follow the instructions on the link below to replace your boot.ini. file…

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Nov 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Can you say SPYWARE...make your pc get into the safe mode....
Open up the start menu search or run box, and type in msconfig and hit the enter key
Select the Boot tab, and then check the box for "Safe boot" and make sure the radio button below is set to "Minimal".
Once you hit the OK button you'll be asked if you want to Restart now or wait until later. Either way, the next boot will take you into safe mode.
Once you restart, you'll realize that you are in Safe Mode because it not only places that text in the four corners of the screen, but it even opens up the safe mode page from the help file in Vista.
Now you can work on getting rid of that spyware…
Once you are done fixing whatever you were working on, you'll probably want to turn safe mode off and go back to normal mode. Just open up msconfig the same way as above, and then on the Boot tab you'll uncheck the "Safe boot" checkbox.
So now you know, someone is peaking...
Hope this help you my friend, good luck, please leave rating, thank you kindly

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Please help me in removing virus in my pc.

Boot windows into safe mode (reboot, and hit f8 while booting, then pick safe mode from the menu).

Once in safe mode, delete the virus's exe.

Also, run download this tool called AUTORUNS from sysinternals:

Uncheck checkboxes that reference the virus. Please be careful what you uncheck here. Unchecking something that is core windows will cause your computer to be unable to boot.

Jan 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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1.       Boot the computer in Safe mode( To Boot in safe mode you need to keep hitting the f8 keys while the computer Restart and you will prompt a screen which reads as Advanced boot Menu . in the windows please select safe mode with network ). An then try to login . and open misconfig and disable all the thrid party services and Restart the computer .


If you still have the problem  boot the computer using vista Dvd . And select the option to startup repair option . That will fix the problem

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