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Gateway computer reboots automatically

Opens xp then reboots, how can I open safe mode

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  • tomacblack Feb 01, 2008

    I have a friend with an old gateway and as soon as xp opens the computer reboots.. I can't figure out how to get into setup or to open in safe mode

  • tomacblack Feb 01, 2008

    Thank you very much ... I'll give it a try

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To get into Safe Mode, just as the PC starts press the F8 key on the keyboard every 2 seconds. Windows will open a Dos like screen where you can pick how you want to start windows. Safe Mode is listed there. If this does not help you find your problem I can tell you that windows is confused (startup files). Two ways to fix this. One is to run system restore. 50/50 chance that will work. Two put your Windows CD in the cdrom & boot to it. Allow windows to repair it's self. You will not loose your data that way.

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  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Feb 08, 2008

    Sorry, to get into safe mode you press the F5 key as the Pc starts. Press the F5 key every two seconds. To get into the Bios settings it does vary from Pc to PC. Some want you to press the F2 key others want you to press the F12 & still there is F1 & F10. You can only do this just as the PC first starts up. The reason you wait two seconds between hitting the keyboard is so you do not get a keyboard error.

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