Had computer turned off, no power for 10 days. When I booted again a bunch of windows came up before I even tried getting on the internet. I closed them all then my icons disappeared. They were some kind of ads for something. Now my computer says " other people are logged on to this computer" and the icons disappear shortly after they come on. This is a Dell 2400 with Windows XP.
Re: Icons dissappear after approximatley 3 seconds
Sounds like to me you just have adware. you will have to backup your data that you want to save and do a complete restoration on you computer. let it format the drive and reload a fresh complete file structure. you should be fine after that..
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A couple of things spring to mind, but difficult not having the machine.
Upgrade to Windows 10 is automatic and your machine is trying to update and finding a problem. I would not load Windows 10 until Service Pack 1 comes out.
Also sounds if the processor is overheating. When you boot up, you can get into the BIOS, often by tapping Delete, or F10. There is usually a prompt onscreen during boot up. One of the screens in the BIOS tells you the processor temperature. If it rises over 60' you have a problem with cooling. The computer has a fail safe feature to save the processor by shutting down.
The system tray in Windows XP is the right side of the small blue bar at the bottom of the screen that houses the clock and a few other small icons. You can add icons to the system tray for ease of access, including the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon, which allows you to easily remove hardware from your computer.
Turn on the Windows XP computer and right-click the taskbar. Select "Properties" from the menu that appears. Check "Hide Inactive Icons", then select "Customize" A new window appears with all of the icons currently on the system tray, along with icons also for some programs that don't appear on the tray. Click next to the icon "Safely Remove Hardware," then check the box "Always Show". Click "Apply". Safely Remove Hardware Icon? http://www.pulpfusion1.com/demotech/e_article000253202.cfm
Hi, The screen may be showing the way it is due to the following reasons. The user profile corrupt or there are system files may be missing Try the following steps: 1. Remove the battery from the computer and disconnect the ac adapater. 2. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds 3. reinsert the battery and connect the ac adapter 4. Power on and check again.
If the above steps do not work the next troubleshooting step: 1.At
boot up press F8 and boot in safe mode. 2.Once windows shows up,
Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Restore.
3.Here you must specify a date that is in bold numerals. It will reboot in
a short while. And you will get a working computer.
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Reboot, tapping on the F8 key from the second you push the power button. A screen with choices to boot will appear.
3. Using the down/up arrow keys, hightlight Safe Mode and hit enter (be patient while your computer boots to the desktop)
4. Your screen will look like really low resolution with big icons (because it's supposed to in Safe Mode)
5. You will be able to sign on the internet.
6. Do a search for "Malwarebytes Free Malware" and download and install it. Run it and follow the instructions to remove the viruses.
7. Reboot to Windows and choose Start Windows Normally at the choices screen.
If the power light does not turn color and stay's green on startup, it is not a power problem. It is most likely the inverter. If the unit is in warranty, send it out ASAP. Contact HP customer care by email and have the issue logged in.
If in warranty, they will send you a box by FedX second day and have repaired.
This is a 19" monitor and will not be worth paying for repairs if not in warranty.
1) Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the computer 2) unplug the power cable and remove the battery from the laptop 3) Press and hold the power button while the power cable is unplugged and the battery is not connected so as to discharge the computer 4) Place the battery back again and plug in the power cable. 5) Look for the F8 key on the keyboard. 6) Turn on the computer and start tapping F8. Do not stop tapping F8 until you get to a menu. 7) Use the up and down arrow keys. Highlight Safe mode. Press enter 8) Log in to system. 9) Do a System Restore to the date before you left the computer.