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I have a Gateway cx2618 laptop. The problem I am having is that when I type, any key I try to duplicate, I must wait for 2 seconds before I am able to push again to duplicate the key originally pushed, this includes the space bar or backspace bar. please help Mark

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Hi, did you check your keyboard settings yet? At Control Panel --> Keyboard - there you can adjust the keyboard delay. That could be the problem. Give it a try and let me know.

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Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."
Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.
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Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.
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Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
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Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
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Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.
Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.
Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
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Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
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Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.
Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

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* Press and hold Windows key, then iIf you press P key 1 time activates first display, 2 times duplicates the image on both displays, 3 times extends desktop to second display and 4 times enables only secondary display, finally release Windows key and press Enter to confirm.

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Start> run > type: cmd and hit enter > on the Dos command prompt type in ipconfig /all and take note of your default gateway. It should look like this for ex depending of what device you have and it would vary.When you have your default gateway open your browser ie IE and on th address bar type in the default gateway. It may prompt you for your UN and PW.After that youl have a chance to access your router's page. In there youl have chance to view your wireless settings as well as your wireless encryption key.

Tell us more about your issues as i may NOT have provided accurate and relevant information. Well wait for your next post.


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