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Power cable kicked out of socket. What effects could this have on the computer and which utility window is used to identify and resolve the promlems.

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Other than lost data from what you were working on, modern PCs tend to suffer little damage from a sudden power loss.

What you might risk is some corruption to the hard drive, if it happened to be writing a file at the time.

Assuming you are running Windows of some sort, go to My Computer, right click on each Hard-drive in turn (there may only be the C: drive) select "Properties", then the Tools tab, and run the check-disk utility. That should identify any disk problems. If it finds anything then you may need to set it to fix them next time you re-start the system, and then reboot.

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Touchscreen computers and handheld devices are the newest wave of technological gadgets as of 2010.

While these devices function impressively, they can malfunction just like any other technical device.
Troubleshooting the touchscreen is simple and often will correct any issues.

Identify how the screen is behaving.
A touchscreen will malfunction in one of two areas--sensitivity or position.

If you touch the screen and the cursor is not centered on your finger, this is a position error and requires recalibration of the screen.

If you touch the screen and it does not register your touch without pressing hard, this is a sensitivity error.

If you touch the screen and nothing happens, this can be a sensitivity error or a malfunctioning screen.

Calibrate the screen.
For all main errors, calibrating the screen will correct the issue.

Every device has a different method of calibration but can usually be found under a "Tools" or "Diagnostics" menu option.

Reload the device.
For handheld devices, remove the battery and let the device rest for no less than five minutes.

For computer or computer system devices, power down the device, disconnect the touchscreen device from the computer and remove any power cords to it.

Allow the device to rest for five minutes.
Reattach the device or reinstall the battery and power up the device.

If issues persist, reload the software for the device.
For handheld devices, do a full wipe of the device and return it to factory specifications.

For add-on devices to a computer or computer system, uninstall the device and reinstall the drivers.

If reloading, registering or calibrating the device does not work, consult the manufacturer for possible warranty replacement options.

or if you are runnung windows 7
Connect the screen to a computer running Windows 7 using the supplied USB cable and a cable for the video signal.
Ensure the cables are properly connected.

If the screen does not respond to touch, please visit our knowledge base article USB detection problems in Windows.

or you might use the system to restore to resolve the problem

You can use the System Configuration utility to perform a system restore.There are three possible restore points:System checkpoints that Windows schedules

Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility
Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service

you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly.
This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.


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eMachines flat-screen monitors offer high quality at low cost.
eMachines flat-screen monitors are compatible with most brands of PCs.
Issues with eMachines flat-screen monitors can arise from faulty power sources, cable problems and incompatible settings.
These issues can be resolved by testing step-by-step each possible cause.

Plug the computer's power cable firmly into a working AC outlet.
Press the computer's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front of the computer case to confirm that the computer receives power.
Plug the eMachines monitor's power cable into a working AC outlet.
Press the monitor's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front bezel or power button of the eMachines monitor to confirm that the monitor receives power.
Orange or blinking LEDs indicate low power or no signal.
Green LEDs denote a working connection..

Perform a monitor self-test.
Switch off the monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the monitor.
Press the eMachines monitor's power button.
An eMachines logo, Windows logo or "no signal" message indicates that the monitor is working properly.

Plug the eMachines monitor's video cable into the video port on the computer.
Attach the monitor's included DVI-to-VGA adapter to the monitor's VGA cable if your computer has a DVI port (15 or 25 pin-slots with 1 side slot) in place of a VGA port (15 pin-slots, no side slot).

Press the eMachines monitor's input button to change the monitor's setting to match the computer port used.
Set your monitor to DVI if connected to your computer's DVI port.
Set your monitor to VGA if connected to your computer's VGA port.

Connect the eMachines monitor to a known working computer with a known working video cable if the problem persists. Contact Gateway, eMachines manufacturer, if the monitor issue is not resolved.

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Uninstall Vongo:
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2. Select Safe Mode and press Enter
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4. Click on Startup tab and uncheck the check box besides "isuspm"
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Kate: Note: After you restart the machine you may receive a dialogue box stating 'System is running using Selective Startup', Check 'Don't show this message or launch the system configuration utility when Windows Starts' and click OK.
Kate: Now, restart the Notebook again and go into Safe Mode by tapping F8. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs.
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1. Double click on My Computer
2. Double click on C Drive
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4. Select the Vongo Software folder and press Delete.
5. Close the Window
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You can download the Utility from the given below link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe

(Note: Do not click on the link. Copy and paste the complete link in the address bar of the Internet Explorer.)
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• Remove the files and registry settings that make up the Windows Installer configuration information for programs that you select.

Hope this resolves the problem with Vongo. Would appreciate if you rate it.

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To get there depends on your OS

If your using Windows 98:
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Windows Xp:

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
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  2. Remove any CD and DVD discs from their drives.
  3. If the computer has a floppy disk drive, remove any floppy disks from the drive.
  4. Press and hold the Power button for 5 Seconds to turn off the computer.
  5. Disconnect the power cable to the computer.
  6. With the power cable disconnected, press the power button again for five seconds. This may reset the firmware for the hard drive to its defaults .
  7. Plug in the power cable only and turn on the computer.
  8. If the error persists, go to the next step. If the computer starts without the error, one of the removable storage volumes may be preventing the computer from starting or the hard drive was not reponding. Do not leave the removable device in the computer when shutting the computer off. You are done.
Step 2: Make sure a network device is not selected as the first boot device in BIOS The computer may be attempting to boot from the network device.
  1. Turn on the computer by pressing the power button on the PC and press the F1 key repeatedly when the first screen opens.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT screen (from the menu at the top of the screen).
  3. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT Device Priority (or similar).
  4. Press Enter .
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Step 3: Test the Hard Drive Test the hard drive using the SMART hard drive test:
  1. Press and hold the Power button for 5 Seconds to turn off the computer.
  2. Press the F1 key repeatedly after the computer is turned on. A BIOS setup utility should appear.
  3. After the BIOS Setup Utility is displayed, use the Down Arrow key to select the hard disk drive name and press Enter .
  4. Select SMART Extended Self-Test , press Enter , and wait for the test to complete.
  5. If the test fails, the hard drive should be replaced. If the test passes, go to the next step to update the BIOS.
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I assume that you are using Windows XP!

First try insalling the Flash from the link below.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

If it does not resolve the issue, you can follow the steps below to resolve the issue.


1. Please press the windows and the r keys together to get the Run window.
2. In the Open field, type: msconfig
3. Click OK. The System Configuration Utility window appears.
4. Click a startup tab to display a list of software applications and
settings that can be disabled.
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* KBD
* Recguard
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6. Click OK when finished.
7. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.
After restarting put a checkmark next to " Do not Show this message again"
and click Ok on the System Configuration utility window displayed to inform
you about the changes made in the settings.

Good Luck!

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