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XP repair from disc freezes


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Having startup/shutdown freeze problems occasionally.
I followed instructions for repairing XP from the disc which is original OEM vsn: Gateway.(2004)
(Have since downloaded SP1/SP2 updates) All goes well with insert disc, restart, "set up, press enter" etc...
Keyboard works to tap " enter".
Loads files and opens Licensing agreement screen...Can't tap F8 to agree/continue, because keyboard looses all function all keys, screen stays frozen on agreement. Have to eject disc and press shutdown button. Yikes.
No changes effected. Tried reloading Gateway board drivers and logitech board drivers.
No problem with board until the agreement pops up.
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When you try to install Windows, you may experience one or both of the following symptoms:

The 12 function keys (F1 through F12) may not work during the text mode portion of Setup.

When you press the F8 key to agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA), nothing may occur, and you may not be able to continue Setup

This problem may occur if you are using an Office keyboard. The Office keyboard can use different programmable functions for the F1 through F12 function keys. By default, the keyboard is configured to use the different functions for the F1 through F12 keys when you start your computer.

To work around this problem, press the "F LOCK" key on the Office keyboard to cause the standard functions for the F1 through F12 keys to be used, and then continue Setup
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Thank You Keith,
Worked very well.

Re-installing updates was the next pain, CPU seems to have gotten confused and wouldn't restart to finish installation for 25 minutes...got tired, went to bed. Got up this am and all is well.

Thanks again,
Have a great new year.
Jimp
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Thank You for letting me know
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