Re: Safe Mode in Gateway/WinMe

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Gerard Bok, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Guest

    On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 20:36:56 GMT, Dave Hardenbrook
    <> wrote:

    >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.

    --
    Kind regards,
    Gerard Bok
    Gerard Bok, Jan 30, 2006
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