My father (84 yrs old) turned on the computer and everything booted up ok to the desktop and as he was mousing around he heard a pop and the screen went blank. He turned computer off and on several times by pressing the power button, but nothing. Power light on monitor constant green, power light on computer flashing green... I am not physically there to check it out but suspect a new monitor might be the cheapest solution?
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First test is put new harddrive in and when it goes to boot press Delete, for entry to Setup, make sure new hard drive is found in equipment. System equipment, if so then Put Operating disk in CD drive and check check boot list , Put CD drive first then save and let boot up. It will automatically load the operating system back in the new hard drive.
As far as your saved material in old hard drive. You can check hard drive on second hard drive cable or with a USB adapter connection to see if able to boot hard drive up and view files. If it works then you can drag material from one window the desktop (To drag material just put mouse on file and left click-hold down button and move to desktop it will automatically copy file to desktop.)
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart then try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task on restart then defragment your hard drive
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer you might have virus slowing your computer
also select users you will see who is using your computer
The solution may depend on the type of mouse you are using. If it is a ball mouse, you may need to clean the ball, because dirt can throw off the sensors in the mouse. If it's a PS2 mouse connection (the round connector, not USB) try using a different mouse if you have one around. If it is a laser mouse, try plugging it into a different USB port on the computer, or try using a different mouse pad. If it is a wireless mouse, it may need new batteries, or may need to be synced up with the receiver again.
Upon booting, beofre Windows Logo, press F5 key to get computer to boot into SAFE MODE/Administrator. See if you have mouse control under this mode. If yes, then there's a good chance that the mouse is OK .
once in SAFE MODE and are able to regain mouse, the chances are good that you can just restart the computer and everything will return to "normal".
Suggestion #1: reboot computer to NORMAL after having sucessful SAFE MODE mouse test.
Suggestion #2: see if you have a recovery point (system restore) before the mouse issue came about.
I think it is the administrative password, if you go back to the
purchased site, it'll cost you to get the acess keys. What I can help
is, find a CD or software for henry's boot utilities all in one and
theres a software that you can go in to the operating system change
password or remove password, have have to boot from the CD. Press Del
at the boot process to change boot squence. you find this CD it is
looks like to me that you have generic drivers loaded if you get to my computer right click on it and go down to properties then click on it click on hardware and than look for your mouse and right click on it and look for remove than click on it to remove the mouse from the computer say yes than close out of it and restart the computer once the computer starts up the new hardware found should pop up and continue installation from here ok good luck !!!!!
i would reset your keyboard and mouse settings to default then shut down pc.. unplug components and wait for 3o secs and then try again.. if the problem persists, you may just have some loose connections especially if your pc is older..make sure there is enough slack for your mouse and keyboard wire to move around.. i know sometimes we can ruin them if we have then stretched to far out.. hope this helps.. d