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just been fixing a window vista laptop with problems
Microsoft stopped supporting windows vista years ago
no updates or upgrades
you are at base service pack one
and computer should have been updated to service pack 3 years ago
from service pack 3 a windows 10 upgrade is possible
try an ethernet or usb wifi connection .
.see if the computer will run the way you want it
any windows vista computer is a x32 bit system
with upgrades can run x64
x86 is the current
if you are running anything higher than 32 or x64 software the computer will be slow sometimes freeze or shut down
vista came out same time as and dial up internet
and early broad band
vista can run office 95 but windows 2000 is stable
Deep freeze? Is your operating system froze or locked up? That could be several things, ram, a hidden program running in the background, malware or spyware. Have you shut the system down? Not a restart but a complete shut down.Then try restarting. If it won't shut down itself, push and hold the power button for 4 seconds until it' off. Wait about 3 or 4 seconds for the hard drive to stop, then restart.
Computers can be quite fickle in operation, and in extreme cases, a user may work on a PC that seems to have a mind of its own by shutting down at random integrals. Fortunately there are several troubleshooting tips you can use to save your computer and increase your device's performance.
Running the Computer Check Disk Function 1. Determine whether you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista. XP users can simply click on the "Windows Start Button" and then go to the "Run" link. Once run pops up type in "CMD" and hit enter which will cause the MS DOS prompt to appear. Type in "CHKDSK /r" which will check for hard disk errors. Vista users need to click on "Start" then go to "Accessories" followed by "System Tools" and then run the MSDOS program followed by "CHKDSK /r" 2. Insert your restore CD if errors are found and not fixed by the check disk function listed above. 3. Turn your computer off and then back on. You'll be asked to hit any button to boot from your CD; press any key. You will then be asked if you want to install a fresh version of your OS or "Repair" a current copy. Choose the "Repair" option and allow the computer to go through the necessary steps. 4. After the repair function has run, turn your computer off and then back on. Wait and see if the computer shuts down again. If it does not shut down, your computer's restore function has fixed the file, which was probably caused by a bad system file.
Fixing Computer Shut Downs Via The Powersource 1.Check if your powersource is properly connected inside your computer. Your powersource is the large box that your computer's powercable plugs into. If this connection becomes loose, it can lead to powerdown issues. 2.Unplug your power source and plug it back in. Also make sure that the correct power setting "The little red tab on the back of the box" is set to the proper manufacturer's defaults. If you have any doubt what this setting should be, call the manufacturer for assistance. 3.Have your power source tested at a local computer store if the issue persists. A computer tech can check for any faults in the power source and tell you if you need to purchase a new power source.
Fix Your Computer With Virus and Spyware Apps 1.Download a virus scan if you don't already have one on your computer. "AVG" is a great free option as well as a Spyware App such as Adaware, which can be found at Download.com (see Resources). 2.Install both your virus scan and spyware applications by following the simple installation instructions. 3.Run both the virus scan and spyware applications and tell the programs to "Heal or Remove" any infections that are found. This should help with shutdown issues if your computer is infected by certain programs.
#7780# reset to factory settings. *#67705646# This will clear the LCD display (operator logo). *#0000# To view software version. *#2820# Blue tooth device address. *#746025625# Sim clock allowed status. *#62209526# - Display the MAC address of the WLAN adapter. This is available only in the newer devices that support WLAN #pw+1234567890+1# Shows if sim have restrictions. *#92702689# - takes you to a secret menu where you may find some of the information below: 1. Displays Serial Number. 2. Displays the Month and Year of Manufacture 3. Displays (if there) the date where the phone was purchased (MMYY) 4. Displays the date of the last repair - if found (0000) 5. Shows life timer of phone (time passes since last start)
ENTER CODE WITH OUT SPACES Remove sim first, press # Press * 3 times fast for (p) Press * 4 times fast for (w) Press * 2 times fast for (+) Verify code before pressing the last #. "Code error", don't try again!! "Phone restrictions off", it's unlocked!!
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*#7780# (*#rst0*) - This will soft reset your phone. It is different from *#7370# because all data, like contacts, calendar and notes, are not removed. It will only reset the phone settings, such as profiles, themes and shortcuts. The default lock code is 12345.(Read Method 3) or try this(But it will fully format your phone) Method 1: Three Finger Reset for Nokia Phone 1. Switch off your Phone. 2. Hold down the following three keys, Green (call answer button) * (Star) Key, and Number '3' key. 3. While holding The Three buttons, press the power button for switch on the phone. 4. Wait for the message 'Formatting' to the screen On Your Mobile and release all keys when you see that message.
Method 2: Hard Format of Nokia Mobile Phone 1. Switch off your Phone 2. Now Press following key-*#7370# 3. Enter Default lock code is 12345. 4. While holding All of the buttons, press the power button for switch on the phone. 5. Wait for the message 'Formatting' to the screen On Your Mobile and release all keys when you see that message.
Method 3: Soft Reset of Nokia Mobile Phone 1. Switch off your Nokia phone 2. Now Press following key sequence *#7780# 3. Enter Default lock code is 12345. 4. While holding All of the buttons, press the power button for switch on the phone. 5. Wait for the message 'Formatting' to the screen On Your Mobile and release all keys when you see that message.
Please Note: The formatting method will erase all of your Phone data. Please take a backup before you Format.
try resetting the SMC and the NVRAM. This occasionally stores the startup state and any keystrokes used during boot. Common issue with all intel macs.
Resetting PRAM and NVRAM
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
6. Release the keys.
Your computer's PRAM and the NVRAM are reset to the default values. The clock settings may be reset to a default date on some models.
To reset the SMC on an iMac
1. From the Apple menu, choose Shut Down (or if the computer is not responding, hold the power button for approximately ten seconds until it powers off).
2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.
3. Wait at least 15 seconds. The SMC reset occurs automatically once the iMac has been unplugged from the AC power source for several seconds.
4. Plug the power cord back in, making sure the power button is not being pressed at the time.
5. Reconnect your keyboard and mouse to the computer.
6. Press the power button on the back to start up your computer.
Note: The iMac does not have a button on the main logic board for resetting the SMC, which eliminates the need to remove the computer?s cover to reset it (as required for some other models).
That flashing usually indicates a battery/power issue. Could the battery be dead? And/Or the power cable? Normally the power cable has a "brick" in the middle, and that connection could be loose. In many cases that brick has a led light when it is plugged it. Does your machine have that light and if so, is it lit? Does the "charging" or "AC power" light go on when it's connected via the power cable? Lastly, try removing the battery entirely, and using just the power cable, to make sure the battery is not causing the problem.