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When I turn on my PC, all that appears is the ''Satellite'' logo and my mouse arrow. I brought up the task bar by pressing cntl-alt-delete and found only one task that would open....''Pinball''. All others couldn't be found. I've tried ctrl-Esc but it wouldn't work either.

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If you can bring up the task manager , go under the processes tab and see if Explorer is running.
If it isnt go to File > New task and type in explorer and hit ok.

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After restarting my computer the cursor stopped responding to the mouse.


You're probably running Windows, and that's a common problem, and usually very easy to fix. If you are using a wireless mouse, remove the USB receiver, wait 10 - 20 seconds and put it back in. If that doesn't work, remove USB rec. , shut off mouse and go through a restart. Try restarting with them removed, if it doesn't work, try restart with them in and turned on. You can use keyboard commands to do this next part If that doesn't work, go into the Control Panel, system, device manager, mouse, right click ( lined square to right of space bar ) then properties, reset to default - The windows symbol beside space bar is the start menu, the arrows control scrolling through options or moving the page, TAB changes what the computer is focused on, ALT and F4 closes whatever program you're focused on - pressing it twice will cause a restart. And if your comp ever jams up, press CTRL, ALT and DELETE at the same time, opens task manager and unjams,,, usually. Hope some of that helped. Grimm

May 01, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Windows system key combinations

  • F1: Help
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations

  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic

Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

  • SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
  • SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
  • ALT+double click: Displays properties
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

General keyboard-only commands

  • F1: Starts Windows Help
  • F10: Activates menu bar options
  • SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  • CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
  • CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
  • ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
  • ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
  • SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
  • ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
  • ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
  • CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
  • ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
  • ALT+F4: Closes the current window
  • CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  • ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts

For a selected object:
  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
  • ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object

To copy a file

Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To create a shortcut

Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

General folder/shortcut control

  • F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
  • CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
  • SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Windows Explorer tree control

  • Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
  • RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
  • LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Properties control

  • CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs

Accessibility shortcuts

  • Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys

  • Windows Logo: Start menu
  • Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
  • Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
  • SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
  • Windows Logo+F1: Help
  • Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
  • Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
  • Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
  • Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
  • Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
  • Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType software installed

  • Windows Logo+L: Log off Windows
  • Windows Logo+P: Starts Print Manager
  • Windows Logo+C: Opens Control Panel
  • Windows Logo+V: Starts Clipboard
  • Windows Logo+K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
  • Windows Logo+I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
  • Windows Logo+A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
  • Windows Logo+SPACEBAR: Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys
  • Windows Logo+S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog box keyboard commands

  • TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
  • SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
  • SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
  • ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
  • ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
  • ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding item
reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449

on Nov 12, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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HOW DO i ACCESS AN OFF WINDOW SREEN TO BRING IT BACK TO MY DESK TOP?


  1. Click on the icon in the TaskBar or hold down the Alt key and simultaneously press the tab key until the application is selected.
  2. Let go of all keys.
  3. Press Alt-Space simultaneously once,
  4. then press M once,
  5. then press one of the cursor (arrow) keys once.
  6. Now move your mouse around until the screen comes into view.
  7. Click when done.

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My refurbished Satellite A305-S6825 boots up to a blue screen and nothing else . . .the mouse moves but nothing shows on the screen and it just sits there!


Just do onthing..

Once you get blue screen, Press ALT +CTRL+DELETE Key and you will get windows task manager. There you need to go to FILE and select New Task (RUN ) and type explorer.exe and press . Now you can see the icons on desktop. If still you are not able to get icons you have to format or Repair the operating system




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I was forwarding 1 file, when the mouse became a cross, instead of an arrow as normal case, so I can't close or delete or do anything else.


Press your "control" "alt" and "delete key at the same time on your keyboard. control is the key that says "ctrl" on it on the bottom left side and "alt" is near it. When you press all three keys at the same time, you will see a prompt that asks if you want to open "windows task manager". choose "yes" or click on "windows task manager".

Click on the tab that says "applications" at the top. Then click on the file that was stuck during forwarding and then click the "end" box at the bottom. This will get rid of the problem. If you can't figure out how to get into the task manager, then just press the power button the pc and hold it in until it turns off all the way. That will also get rid of the file on the screen.

Mar 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Describe your sony vaio PCG-C1VRX/K Problem: O/S not found...cannot enable usb/cd use to fix/load new O/S


What do I do if the message "Operating system not found" appears when my computer starts, and why won't Windows start? ? Make sure the computer does not have a "non-bootable" floppy disk in the floppy disk drive (if applicable). ? If a non-bootable floppy disk is in the drive: 1. Remove the floppy disk. 2. Restart the computer and confirm that the Microsoft® Windows® operating system starts properly. ? If Windows still does not start, follow these steps to initialize the BIOS: 1. If there is a disk in the floppy disk drive, then remove it. 2. Turn off the computer. 3. Remove any peripheral devices connected to the computer. 4. Restart the computer. Page 1475. Press F2 when the VAIO logo appears. The BIOS Setup window appears. 6. Press the Right Arrow key to select the Exit menu. 7. Press the Down Arrow key to select Get Default Values. The message Load default values for all SETUP items appears. 8. Press Enter. The Setup Confirmation window appears. 9. Select Yes, and press Enter. 10. Select Exit (Save Changes), and press Enter. The Setup Confirmation window appears again. 11. Select Yes, and press Enter. The computer restarts. What do I do if my computer stops responding? Why can't I turn off my computer? It is best to turn off your computer using the Turn Off Computer option on the Microsoft® Windows® Start menu, located on the taskbar. Using other methods, including those listed below, may result in loss of unsaved data. ? Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, select Turn Off Computer, and then click Turn Off. ? If your computer does not turn off, press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously. When the Windows Task Manager dialog box appears, click Turn Off from the Shut Down menu. ? If your computer still does not turn off, press and hold the power button or slide and hold the power switch until the computer turns off. ? If your computer stops responding while playing a CD or DVD, press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously. You can turn off the computer from the Windows Task Manager. Pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys simultaneously or turning off the computer with the power button or switch may cause loss of data. ? Remove the AC adapter and battery.

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My task bar is rotate to the left


1. press & hold ctrl+alt keys
2. while pressing ctrl+alt keys press the arrow keys (up & down). donot hold the arrow keys.
3. release the keys (ctrl+alt) once the screen came to normal position

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Try pressing the left Alt key alone. Does the menu bar appear?
Try right-clicking the area where the menu bar is supposed to be. Try different spots around the upper part of the window, eventually you should see in the context menu an option to turn on the menu bar.

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