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How to reboot laptop?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by John, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I purchased a Gateway 9300 solo laptop not long ago. I've been having some
    problems with it of late. I'm trying to install an external mouse, but I
    need to reboot in order for the OP to detect it. The onboard mouse isn't
    working any more. I'm not able to shut down the computer properly, because I
    have no mouse. If I simply switch it off (and than on again) it won't detect
    the mouse because the computer was not shut down properly.

    On the other hand if I can simply reboot it - it should detect the mouse.
    The problem is I cannot find the reboot button. I looked at the manual but
    it was no help. Does anybody know how to reboot this laptop? Thanks for any
    help.
    John, Dec 21, 2003
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  2. Alt+F4 will give you a shutdown screen then use your keys to reboot.
    Good luck
    Marion
    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I purchased a Gateway 9300 solo laptop not long ago. I've been having some
    > problems with it of late. I'm trying to install an external mouse, but I
    > need to reboot in order for the OP to detect it. The onboard mouse isn't
    > working any more. I'm not able to shut down the computer properly, because

    I
    > have no mouse. If I simply switch it off (and than on again) it won't

    detect
    > the mouse because the computer was not shut down properly.
    >
    > On the other hand if I can simply reboot it - it should detect the mouse.
    > The problem is I cannot find the reboot button. I looked at the manual but
    > it was no help. Does anybody know how to reboot this laptop? Thanks for

    any
    > help.
    >
    >
    Marion Mckenna, Dec 22, 2003
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  3. Hi John,

    Press the [Microsoft] key and the start menu will pop up. Use the cursor keys to navigate the menu and the [Enter] key to choose
    option.

    John wrote:
    > I purchased a Gateway 9300 solo laptop not long ago. I've been having some
    > problems with it of late. I'm trying to install an external mouse, but I
    > need to reboot in order for the OP to detect it. The onboard mouse isn't
    > working any more. I'm not able to shut down the computer properly, because I
    > have no mouse. If I simply switch it off (and than on again) it won't detect
    > the mouse because the computer was not shut down properly.
    >
    > On the other hand if I can simply reboot it - it should detect the mouse.
    > The problem is I cannot find the reboot button. I looked at the manual but
    > it was no help. Does anybody know how to reboot this laptop? Thanks for any
    > help.
    >
    >


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    C.Joseph Drayton, Dec 22, 2003
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  4. John

    John Guest

    Thanks for your advice. Regards

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I purchased a Gateway 9300 solo laptop not long ago. I've been having some
    > problems with it of late. I'm trying to install an external mouse, but I
    > need to reboot in order for the OP to detect it. The onboard mouse isn't
    > working any more. I'm not able to shut down the computer properly, because

    I
    > have no mouse. If I simply switch it off (and than on again) it won't

    detect
    > the mouse because the computer was not shut down properly.
    >
    > On the other hand if I can simply reboot it - it should detect the mouse.
    > The problem is I cannot find the reboot button. I looked at the manual but
    > it was no help. Does anybody know how to reboot this laptop? Thanks for

    any
    > help.
    >
    >
    John, Dec 24, 2003
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