When i try to start my computureall that shows is the E-Machine logo it wont allow me to click on anything and the mouse doesnt appear on the screen. I tried unplugging it and it does the same thing. This problem just started today. What do i do?
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Re: my computure wont start
Your computer is not getting past it's self-test. If all you get is the logo and you can't start it in safe mode, most likely you have a hardware problem. Does your system have a little speaker that makes one beep when you start it? If so, are you hearing the beep? If not, like I said above, it is failing it's hardware self-test. In cases like this, I open the case and disconnect all the drives and start it to see if that is the problem. If you see stuff other than the e-machine logo, that means you probably have a bad CD. If you do have one of those speakers, also take out the memory and you should get a bunch of beeps when you start it. If not, you are most likely looking at a bad motherboard. One other thing you can do before pulling your hair out is take out the little battery for a minute or two and put it back in. This should reset your CMOS, although in your machine, there may be a jumper you need to change (near the battery) to clear it.
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The scrolling feature on a laptop touchpad can take some
getting used to, which causes some users to disable the feature.
Whether scrolling was intentionally turned off or never
enabled on the laptop, it can easily be turned on from the "Mouse
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You may also access "Mouse Properties" in Vista
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Press "Enter," then click "Mouse" when
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Wthout some more info it's hard to say, but if, when you turn it of, you see the phrases "Preparing to hibernate" or "going to sleep" or basically anything other than "Shutting down" then the correct option to shutdown needs to be selected. On windows XP, click the start logo, select "shutdown" then select "Turn off computer". if you are using Vista, in the start menu, click the arrow next to the power icon then click "Shutdown" with windows 7 just click "shutdown" in the start menu. If you are trying to turn off your machine using the power button on the machine or on the keyboard, the machine will hybernate by default. To change this, go to "control panel" select power options and edit the current power plan. Look for the setting "change what the power buttons do" or something like that! change it to "turn the computer off" Hope this helps.
If your laptop shows something on your desktop before and suddenly it just stop showing things
then right click on your desktop,under VIEW, click on SHOW DESKTOP ICON. If this does not work then your laptop has been infected with Virus.You need to get a good anti-virus to remove the virus or format your system.
Usually system stops at the startup screen or the startup logo, when it finds some fault in detecting the IDE drives(ie,your harddisk or cd drive), if you dint get any get stuck in the logo, you have to see what happens at the background by clicking on f1 key or f12 or TAB or some key to show the activity rather than logo.....
After seeing the error we can conclude or decide about the problem, but when you were not able to see the screen after pressing any key as specified in your manual, Or it hangs after the LOGO screen, this must be problem with your harddrive, try changing the harddish or try connecting once again by removing it...
Does the system respond to boot keys (F2, F12) when the DELL logo appears? If so the problem is with Windows drivers and probably can be resolved by reinstalling or rolling back the drivers, but how? Do you have access to another keyboard? Does the system have PS/2 ports? Do you have access to a PS/2 keyboard or adapter? If boot keys work, you could also choose F8 for Last Known Good Config (XP) or System Restore (Vista).
Have you tried different ports (front if using back or visa-versa)? Try using just keyboard or mouse to see if one has somehow shorted. Also check the ports for any sign of damage.