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My Asprie 1500 gets turned off even before letting the windows to be loaded. For example: after clicking on the computer power button, you can see the screen which says "press F2 for setup" and "ACER" in big letters. After that the screen shows nothing but black besides a small cursor blinking at the top left of the screen. Then the computer gets stuck at that screen without finishing to boot windows vista. This black screen with the blinking cursor was normal before, but just for 2 seconds or so. Instead of that, now this black screen stays there forever. There are still sometimes when a few seconds or 1 or 2 minutes after booting windows, the computer gets turned off. I have checked that the charger is working, I know this because the green light which indicates that the battery is being charged, is on. Therefore, I do not think the problem has to do with the power jack in the laptop.

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That blinking cursor is the BIOS trying to find the boot loader. If it's there forever it's because Windows was so badly corrupted that even its bootloader is gone. 
Nothing more to do but reinstall.

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How can I get a geforce 7600 gt graphics card to work in a el1333g-01w emachine


1) Did you install the drivers off of the installation CD disk, FIRST?
THEN physically install the graphics card?

If not you get a Driver Conflict.

When a device is installed, (Such as a graphics card, for one example), Windows breaks it's neck to find matching Drivers.

If you install the graphics card first, THEN the drivers, Windows will have already looked for THE drivers, and not found them.

Windows will then go through it's THOUSANDS of generic one size fit's all drivers, and match drivers up to the GeForce 7600GT graphics card.

This = No

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Driver conflict.


IF, this is what has transpired you need to;

A) Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions. Unplug the monitor from the 7600GT. Remove the GeForce 7600GT.

B) Leave the case open.
Press, and hold the Power On button in for a count of 10 seconds. Let go.
Do this procedure 2 more times.

(IF,
1) You press the Power On button in, and the Power On LED light comes on, then after a few seconds goes out,...

2) And the same scenario happens again for the Second time, you press, and hold the Power On button in,....

3) See if it lights up again for the Third time. If so, hold the Power On button in again, until it goes out.

You are draining residual power. Don't worry about the CMOS Battery at present )

This action resets BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.
In otherwords back to the Nvidia GeForce 6100 integrated graphics on the motherboard.

It also clears CMOS Error Codes.

C) Plug the monitor into the VGA port, in the I/O area at the back of the computer.
Plug the computer into power.

WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Windows should load. After Windows is fully loaded, put the Installation CD Disk in the optical drive, and load ALL software.
(Drivers, Graphics User Interface, etc)

Let the computer run for a few minutes.
Now turn the computer off normally. Unplug from power. Observe Anti-Static Precautions, and reinstall that GeForce 7600GT.

Plug the monitor into the 7600GT. Plug the computer into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Should get in the taskbar at the bottom, "Found new hardware", and perhaps another one, "Found GeForce 7600GT device"

Immediately go to the Nvidia graphics user interface, and open it up.
Set the graphics card to it's optimum performance.

(Also make SURE the Screen Resolution is set to what the monitor uses.

Right-click on empty area of desktop screen.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Settings tab.
Move the Screen resolution slider to the appropriate screen resolution.
Left-click on Apply.
Then left-click on OK.

Also make sure in the box under Color quality, that it states
Highest (32 bit) Use the blue down arrow to the right of the box, if it isn't. Left-click on Highest (32 bit)

For additional questions post in a Comment.
Would appreciate it if you would reply back in a Comment, as to your findings.

Regards,
joecoolvette

{To add;
Sometimes a computer has to be shut all the way down, after all of the above, and wait 60 seconds.
Then turn the computer on.

Sometimes you have to do this twice. Then Windows and BIOS catch on }

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My computer recently got a fake Microsoft security virus, the whole thing is shut down to the point I cannot access any programs that could delete it. It won't even let me get on the internet! And now,...


Boot into safe mode.
F8 before Windows boots.

Scan with Combofix for example.

Scan system files (OS cd needed)

To use the System File Checker, follow these steps:
  1. Close any open programs on your Desktop

  2. Click on the Start button

  3. Click Run

  4. Type this command in the Run box: SFC /SCANNOW

  5. Click the "OK" button

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My burner on my dell e 5400 wont let me play or burn disc what can i do you can reach me at chuckspolishing53@yahoo.com


A) Clean the optical eye of the CD/DVD burner. If the laser optical is dirty it won't read disks.
The laser optical eye is located in the bottom of the CD/DVD drive.

You can,
1) Turn the computer on, open the CD/DVD drive tray, and then turn the computer off.
Unplug the computer from power.
Use a can of compressed air for computers, and spray towards the bottom.
After you are satisfied the optical eye is clean, let the computer sit for 3 minutes.
Then plug into power.

Open the drive, try a disk.

2) Use an optical cleaner disk. The disk usually has small brushes on it, which you are to properly apply a few drops of cleaner to.
Then the drive tray is closed, and the disk does it's job.
There are many variations of disk cleaners, the above is just one example.

B) You may have driver problems.
A Driver is a small piece of software that the Operating System uses to 'communicate' with a device.
{Windows XP is one example of an O/S. A CD/DVD drive is one example of a device}

Sometimes Windows is a 'funny animal'. Files tend to be corrupted. A Driver file may be fragmented.
You have to 'slap Windows around' a little bit.

1) Left-click on Start, then Right-click on My Computer. (Windows XP)
2) Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.

You are now looking at the System Properties window.

3) Left-click on the Hardware tab at the top.

4) Left-click on Device Manager in the middle.

5) When Device Manager loads, left-click on the + sign next to > DVD/CD-ROM Drives.

6) Right-click on the drive's name.

7) Left-click on Uninstall.

A Microsoft 'squawk box' will come up.
"Warning, you are about to uninstall this device, ya-da, ya-da"

Click on OK.
(It is Ok)

8) Now close all windows, go back to your desktop screen only.

9) Turn your computer off. WAIT 1 minute, then turn your computer on.

After Windows loads you should see a pop-up of of the system tray at the bottom of the screen,
"Found New Hardware", and perhaps another pop-up after that, "Found XXXXXX CD/DVD drive"

If your CD/DVD drive doesn't work now, I suggest it's tiem to buy a new one.
Mechanical devices in a computer are rated in hours of usage, and your optical drive, (CD/DVD drive) may be at the end of it's 'Life-span'.

Example,

http://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Burner-Drive-Latitude-Optiplex/dp/B0042WQ3QC

Dell Inspiron E5400 Service Manual from Dell Support,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/late5400/en/sm/index.htm

Click on > Optical Drive on the right side.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Hi - Acer Asprie 7720G When I leave the


Try disassembling the laptop & make sure that all main components are seated properly. Also make sure that all ribbon cables interconnecting the various components of the laptop are tightly connected.

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My monitor goes to slpeep and can't make it to come back


  1. Click on the Windowsmag-glass_10x10.gif Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Step 2 Click the "Power Options" choice located inside Windows Control Panel. The choices are listed in alphabetical order. A photo example of this button is located within this article.
  3. Step 3 16773_65x95_aspect.jpg Power Options Properties Dialog Box in Microsoft Windows Click on the first drop down box, which displays "portable" or "desktop" types of power scheme choices. Select the one that best suits your computer use even if it is not a desktop or laptop. Doing this will not adversely affect your computer.
  4. Step 4 16778_65x95_aspect.gif Turn off monitor time options example menu Click on the "Turn Off Monitor" options and select your desired time limit from the drop down box. You can feel free to select "never" for this choice and any of the others. One column displays "Running on Batteries" while the other displays "plugged in options." Your selections can be different for each. Make your choices according to your use and preferences of your own computer. A photo example is shown within this article.
  5. Step 5 16781_65x95_aspect.jpg Turn off Hard disks example Click the "Turn off Hard Disks" choice if you would like to change the timing of that.
  6. Step 6 16782_65x95_aspect.jpg System Standby choices Click on "System Standby" and make any changes to the time limits as needed. This is optional. It may be best to select "never" or at least a few hours for this choice.
  7. Step 7 16785_65x95_aspect.gif System Hibernate Click "System Hibernates" if you wish to have your computer hibernate (or "sleep") after a certain length of time. This again is entirely optional and not required. When you are finished, click "OK" to save all of your choices. This is very important.

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The laptop loads up, lets me sign in, then goes blank, no icons


Try booting to the safe mode (F8 at boot) and see if you can log in via the safe mode. If you can't, try booting to your Windows CD, go to recovery console and run CHKDSK /R
If you still can't log in, try running diags see if the hard drive lists a failure.
if no hardware failure found, there and none of those solutions work, then re-installing windows will likely be the final resolution

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Same problem.Scanner does not connect to my PC with Windows XP


Did you plug the scanner's USB cable into the computer, BEFORE you installed the drivers?

This can lead to a driver conflict.
When a hardware device is connected to a computer, Windows automatically sets out to match up drivers for it. If no driver is found that ->directly matches the device, Windows matches up one of it's generic drivers. Kind of a "One size fits all", type of thing.

Then THE drivers are installed. Now Windows has a conflict of drivers.
Windows: "Do I use these, or THESE?"

Suggest you unplug the USB cable from the scanner to computer, (If plugged in) Turn the scanner off, and unplug it from power.

Then go to All Programs, (Start>Hover your mouse on All Programs), and look at the list to the right for the Agfa Snapscan software.
See if an "Uninstall" option is listed. If so click on it. (If it asks if you wish to save preferences - NO!)

If not, go to Add/Remove Programs, (Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs), and find the Afga software in the list. Click on Remove.

DO NOT restart your computer, (Even if it asks)
Shut your computer down normally. (Start>Turn Off Computer>Shut Down)
Unplug your computer from power.

Press the Power ON button in, and Hold it in for a count of at least Five seconds. (Count, 1001,..1002,..1003,..1004,..1005)
Let go of the Power On button.
Do This ->Two more times.

What you are doing is clearing any CMOS Error Codes, (And resetting BIOS back to the factory default settings)

Plug your computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, then turn it on.
After Windows has fully loaded, install the drivers from the CD disk you burned them to. If you didn't save the drivers to a CD disk, download the drivers again. Install them with the Installation Wizard.

After you're done, restart your computer.
After Windows has fully loaded again, plug the scanner back into power. If it sounds like it's resetting itself, wait until it's done. Now plug the USB cable into the computer from the scanner, turn the scanner on.

Aug 13, 2009 | Agfa SnapScan 1236s Flatbed Scanner

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Computer boots


Hi,

There can be some Win Xp files which has gone corrupt OR It can be a malware/virus.

Try formatting the Windows drive (only) using the Win XP disc.

Thanks

Fame !

May 04, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1320 Printer

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Monitor will not wake up when pc is turned on


How do I disable the power, sleep, and/or wake buttons in Windows? Answer: Disable the computer's ACPI feature If you wish to disable all three of these buttons, you can disable the computer's ACPI feature in BIOS / CMOS. Additional information about how to enter the BIOS / CMOS setup can be found on document CH000192. Once in BIOS / CMOS setup, you can disable ACPI in the power category. The location of this option is almost always different between all BIOS manufacturers and versions of BIOS.
Change the power option within Windows Microsoft Windows XP users By default, Microsoft Windows XP will prompt you what to do when the power button is pressed on the keyboard. If you wish to change this setting, follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start / Settings / Open the Control panel
  2. Within the Control Panel click Power Options
  3. In the Power Options Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Power buttons, click the down arrow under "When I press the power button on my computer" and/or "When I press the sleep button on my computer" and select the action you wish to perform when pressing the key.
Microsoft Windows 2000 users Unfortunately, Windows 2000 does not have all the features Windows XP does. However, you can change the power button or other buttons to perform a different function. For example, changing the power button to suspend instead of power. To do this, follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start / Settings / Open the Control panel
  2. Within the Control Panel, click Power Options
  3. In the Power Options Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Power buttons, click the down arrow under "When I press the power button on my computer" and/or "When I press the sleep button on my computer" and select the action you wish to perform when pressing the key.
Good Luck, Please dont for get to Vote, Thank You.

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