Booting in Safe Mode for a Gateway 5350 Laptop

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Booting in safe mode for a Gateway 5350 laptop can be done by turning on the computer, waiting for the Bios screen to load and pressing the F8 key repeatedly before Windows has a chance to load. Boot up a computer in safe mode, also known as diagnostic mode, with information from the CEO of a computer and video service company in this free video on computers.

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Hi, my name is Roger. I'm with R-Tech Computers. And the question I was asked was. How do I get in a safe mode on my Gateway Laptop? Windows, before it starts to boot has the opportunity for a brief moment. Where you can press the F8 key. Now if you were to wait till you see the Windows logo. You've already waited too long. So we really, we find what works for us. We wait for the Bios screen to load. And shortly after the Bios screen loads, you start pressing the F8 key repeatedly. And usually that would get you in a safe mode, without any problems. If you find that still doesn't work. Then you can start pressing it, shortly after the Bios screen loads. Rather than waiting for it to disappear. And that's almost guaranteed to get you into safe mode. And keep in mind, safe mode is a Diagnostic mode. Many of the features and functions that you're used to, are not going to be available in safe mode.

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