It may be that one of the below solutions is necessary to fix your problem but if you haven't been diligent in your troubleshooting up to this point, you can't know for sure that one of the easier solutions above isn't the right one. Be sure to check out our full guide on for more information. But what if we want Safe Mode? It may restart again, once the process is done. Get your own favorite tip published! Use the arrow keys to select the appropriate Safe Mode option, and then hit Enter to boot into Safe mode. Once you are successful, a menu will appear with a number of boot options.
Step 8: When the computer boots up do what diagnostic or troubleshooting tasks that you need to do. Vic runs a Windows blog called and also operates a for more items like this. Above link shows what the process looks like, and a how-to, as it loads to the Repair Options. I have a Gateway laptop I don't have the model with me right now that is about two years old. Doing so invokes a pop-up menu. Whichever method you use, you should now be looking at the Run dialog box. Is there anything that I haven't already done that I can try? If you have a Gateway computer, you can use the computer's System Restore tool to reset your operating system to its original configuration.
Sorry it took a bit for me to get back to you, I have the craziest work schedule. To start Windows normally again, you have to go back into the System Configuration tool and disable the option. Expand the Local Users and Groups option with the use of the arrow next to it and select the Users folder. In some cases, the preceding steps may not get you to the Recovery Console. I'm trying to start an archaic. Another Option for Windows 10, 8, or 7: If you don't have your Windows 10, 8, or 7 installation disc or but you do have access to another computer with one of those versions of Windows installed, like another in the house or a friend's, you can create repair media from there that you can use to complete this step on your broken computer.
Step 3: In the Run field type msconfig as shown in the image below. I tried starting in safe mode. The good news is that getting into Safe Mode is doable. Select only an account that has administrator access. This may not work, however, depending on what's causing your overall problem, so you may have to boot to the install disc after all. Restart the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen.
You may be prompted to choose a layout and language. More information about the Windows Recovery Console can be found. This will decompress the contents, which there should just be a single. You should now be looking at the System Configuration window. This action will launch the boot menu, which is a black screen with white text.
When you get to the Windows 7 logon screen, log on to the computer and perform any necessary tasks. This simply means that the application is already running. Windows 10 does have a Safe Mode with and without Networking , like every Windows version has. Remove anything connected to it that is extra. Turn on or restart your computer. More Safe Mode Options As it turns out, using the method described above to start up Windows in Safe Mode has several advantages over the F8 method.
On other computers, you may find the Recovery Manager option, which is pretty much the same thing. This is done to protect these files, which are usually system files, from accidentally being modified or deleted by the user. I use the F8 key method by either rapidly tapping it, or holding it and I get, Error 0210, Stuck Key. Notice that Minimal Safe Mode is the default Safe Mode option. Go to Microsoft Windows using your keyboard arrows.
This icon, which is in the bottom-right corner of the screen, resembles a circle with a line through its top. You should see Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Restart your computer so that it boots up normally. I've researched the problem somewhat and have seen that it might possibly be a hardware problem ie. Create the recovery disk in Windows Vista Windows Vista users can create a recovery disk using the Gateway Recovery Centre software program by following these steps.
Otherwise, you will continue to open in Safe Mode whenever you boot. I can't even get to the Windows logo, much less get it to get to somewhere I could do a system restore or anything like that. Based upon the lack of details supplied with the question. This action restores the computer to the original factory configuration. It is in these situations that using the System Configuration utility to boot into safe mode can cause the computer to become inoperable for many users. If your computer is already on but malfunctioning, first press and hold the power button to turn it off. Using the System Configuration Tool Method: Note: If you are having trouble entering Safe Mode via the Advanced Startup menu, you should not use this method to force it to startup into safe mode.
Just use your arrow keys to get around and press Enter to make selections. Instead of pressing the Enter key, press the F8 key again to display the Safe Mode boot screen. The whole reason behind the safe mode is that I have 15 of these computers, with admin accounts, and I was never given a password. If Repair your computer is not listed as an option, then your computer does not include the System Recovery Options menu as a preinstalled recovery option. Step 3: In the Run field type msconfig as shown in the image below.