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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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Also possibly bad Video Card.

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How do i start in safe mode


  • If computer is on then turn off the computer and again turn on your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  • From Advanced Boot Options screen, choose Safe Mode option then press Enter.
  • It will open your windows in safe mode.

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You need to restore your PC in safe mode:

  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
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During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears.

Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.


Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.


Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.
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For any windows computer its always F8.
But some times there are few boards which are designed to launch Device Boot Menu when you press F8. If you are struck with this kind of screen,
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Then Choose the Hard Drive from the List then Press Enter and immediately start tapping F8 you should get the advanced boot menu now. Make you choose the Hard Drive from the list then press enter then immd start tapping F8. That's it

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The only spyware removal service that Microsoft offers free is a Trial of OneCare or the free Windows Defender.

To self remove this, your best bet is to reboot in safe mode. To do this reboot the computer, tap F8 after your logo screen but before the windows logo screen. Select Safe mode with networking. Download www.superantispyware.com and update it. then run and see if that solves your problem.

Microsoft offers no support for their products if the product was purchased through a computer manufacturer like Dell, Acer, Gateway, Emachine, etc.

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If it has a PCI-e / AGP video card then download latest drivers and re-install driver, Dont forget to un-install original driver first.

Failing all that see if you can edit the screen resolution in safe mode. (Press F8 when you first switch PC on.

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Reboot the computer. Press and hold the f8 button. Select safe mode from the menu. You should be able to see the admin login. Then you can make the changes.

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Well, if this is your computer you purchased, ie: HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc. then more than likely the password is simple.... nothing. Not the word nothing, but a blank entry. Try that. IF not, then you could always press F8 while the computer powers on and then you can try to start the computer up into Safe Mode. and at the login screen there it may work. With the user name 'Administrator' and a blank password. If not, there are ways to remove Windows passwords.

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