Solved

Booting into safe mode

Posted on 2000-04-13
2
288 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
How do you boot into safe mode on a Gateway computer?  Ctrl and F8 do not work.  All you get is a keyboard error.
F1 takes you to the CMOS.  A windows boot disk does not give you the to boot into safe mode.  I am trying to eliminate a virus on a friend of mine's gateway, but it has to be done from safe mode.  Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:patrickhinckle
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:phirephly
ID: 2714575
You might also try F5. I think this was supposed to be the key in Win95. You have to press the key as soon as you see "Starting Windows..."  If you've got a fast computer, you're sunk 'cause it whips by so fast (mine's impossible to catch). Another way that you can do it that's not very good for your computer is to wait until Windows 9x starts booting. When you see that boot screen with the logo on it, power off the computer. When you reboot, Win will complain that your last boot did not complete successfully and ask yu what you want to do or something like that. It's not a great idea to shut down your computer while it's doing something (like accessing the HDD or loading an OS), but if you've got a virus that's already destroying data, it might end up the lesser of the evils. Look in your user manual as well. The key should be listed in there. Maybe look in the index under "safe mode" or something like that.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mckeop earned 25 total points
ID: 2714623
Try holding down Shift+f8.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Making a PC to access Bluetoothe devices 2 59
Migrate data to new Mac OS X server 3 71
Visual Studio 2015 Compile slow 3 63
amazon fire stick 3 64
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question