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Gateway laptop mx6447 keeps rebooting once the windows screen comes up. Wont allow safe mode either

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The most common is that your heat sink is full of dust, so the air blowed from the cooler can't pass through so can't cool the processor ( I'm sure that's it) Please, find a manual how to dismantle and clean the heat sink.
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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
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
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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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