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#1 slashmarx

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:45 PM

Ok, I tried to install a Linksys USB wireless adapter on my computer. It is a Gateway Performance Mini Tower and was upgraded to Windows XP a while back from 98. I have not had ANY problems until now. Anyway, I started to run the CD and our power went out. I turned the computer back on and it goes through the Gateway splash screens, the black Windows XP screen, and starts the Blue Windows XP logo page and freezes. I have tried to hold down F8 to access the Boot menu but nothing happens. On the Gateway splash screen it says "press F1 to change start up options" when I go through there, there aren't any safe mode options. I am trying to attempt to recover a quicken file should I take out the Hard Drive and put in in my other system or keep trying to get into this one?

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Chris


***Sorry for reposting, the original was in the wrong section***

Edited by slashmarx, 23 January 2007 - 11:56 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:58 AM

A shot in the dark- If you mean you literally did hold down the F8 key, that could be the problem. Try tapping it a few times during boot up.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:42 AM

I tried: holding down F8, tapping it on different screens, I even read somewhere to try holding ctrl down during start up

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:56 AM

Try F2 or F5 during boot up (Before or during the splash screen)




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