Re: Safe Mode in Gateway/WinMe
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 20:36:56 GMT, Dave Hardenbrook
>I'm working on a Gateway tower system running Windows Me. The client
>wants to boot into Safe Mode so she can install an anti-Spyware program
>that requires installation in Safe Mode. However, no matter what key I
>press/jab/bang on during startup -- F5, F8, <Ctrl> -- the system ignores
>me and always boots normally. There are three things that I suspect are
>stopping me from booting to Safe Mode:
>1. You can't boot to Safe Mode in the normal way on a Gateway.
>2. You can't boot to Safe Mode in the normal way with Windows Me.
>3. This particular system is installed with "Adaptec GoBack" which runs
> between the POST and the Windows boot saying "press space bar to
> restore system" before proceding to boot Windows. Is the presence of
> this backup/restore utility in the startup overriding the normal boot
> sequence and preventing the ability to invoke the Windows Boot Menu?
>Any ideas of how I should proceed would be appreciated.
The proper way :-)
Start - shut down.
Click 'restart' and 'OK'.
Hold the Ctrl-key until the menu appears.
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