I downloaded this on my desktop and accidentally messed up a setting. Now I can't log into my computer. I'm literally having to borrow my step grandfather's laptop for the month before i am officially screwed. I can't afford a new computer and sadly mine has no backup disc and didnt come with an os disc. Can someone please help me figure out how to undo it. The computer I have it on is a Gateway SX series with Windows 8.1 on it. Ever since I made that mistake it causes my computer screen to flash on and off 3 times and then sends me straight back to the login screen. It doesn't give me enough time to clear the setting before it is back on the login screen. Also, my computer is set to quick start which sadly disables the root boot menu. Can someone please help me? I really need this problem fixed. I can't afford a new os disc and I definitely can't afford a new computer. I seriously need to get this problem fixed and fast.
Try the following fixes for your Gateway SX ...
1. First get off the "quick start" feature by holding down on the function key "f1" or "f2" when starting computer to enter your bios reset back to your factory settings, save then reboot.
2. Use the built in 8.1 feature called "Automatic Repair" by holding down the "f8" key on bootup then choose > Options > Advanced Options > Startup Repair
If startup repair does not work then do f8 again and choose "System Restore" and back date to when your system was running good.
3. Finally if all else fails and IF you still have the hidden gateway restore partition you can do the Alt-F10 and restore back to the shipped factory settings.
more info here => http://en.kioskea.ne...-with-a-gateway
Good Luck ~DP