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Gateway pc won't start up

Have windows XP which won't turn on in Safe mode or any other mode. All modes entered lead to Gateway logo screen preceded by a "Power Save" mode. Suggestions?

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    Have you tried another monitor? Did this just happen?

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Also possibly bad Video Card.

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to get to your PC's safe mode:
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  2. as the computer restarts, begin pressing the F8 key after the Gateway BIOS logo appears until the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen appears.
  3. on the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press the ENTER key.
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On the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press the ENTER key.

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