Question about Gateway 450 E (1121329) PC Notebook
My computer takes a long time to turn on and when it does the only program I can open is task manager because I cannot click on anything on the screen. Once in task manager. I can click on the processes and pull down menus. I tried to open a task by going to the file menu and clicking on new task (run). Then click on browse and the pointer turns into a timer and I cannot do anything from there. My computer is pretty much capable of doing absolutly nothing right now. Can you help me. Oh yeah I also lost the disk called applications so I cannot clear my computer and reinstall the programs that came with it. I do have the windows xp disk though
You have to restore your computer, you need to enter to safe mode. When you are in safe mode you have to open control panel then click on system and security then go to action center then click on restore computer to an earlier time. restore the computer to earlier time when computer was working okay. To enter to safe mode you have to be pressing the f8 key when computer is starting, this will let you enter in to safe mode. Then do the rest of the above. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 30, 2012
If you don't have any critical data on the computer, I would format and reinstall windows. That will help your computer run faster either way. Nothing runs better then a fresh copy of windows.
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Nov 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Sounds like a virus has hidden your files and folders. When
you click start do you see My Computer or is Start not there at the lower left
on the screen?
If the Start is located at the bottom left then click it and see if you have things inside of it such as Programs or All Programs, etc.
Try the step below:
Open the Task Manager by clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del. Press and Hold the Ctrl key and the Alt Key, then hit the Del key. Run the Task Manger.
In the upper left hand corner of the Task Manager window click File then select New Task (Run...). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and press OK. Look for My Computer on the left when explorer returns the results. Don't click the + sign to the left of My Computer, instead click directly on the words My Computer, then look to the right and you will see Local Disk C. Click on Local Disk C one time just to highlight it, you don't want to open it. Once you have it highlighted in blue go to the top of the window and click Tools/Folder Options/View and look down and select Show Hidden Files and Folders.
Things should start appearing if not you can open the Local Disk C drive and click Documents and Settings (Windows XP) or Users (Windows 7) and look down and find the userid or user folders and Right Click on the Folder and select Properties. Look down for the Attributes near the bottom and if the Hidden has check in the box Remove the Check and click Apply. When Prompted apply the setting to all subfolders so that they too will not be hidden. Depending on the of the folder this might take a few minutes. This should restore you back to being operational.
You should download and run MalwareBytes to get rid of the infection.
Go to www.google.com and in the search box type:"Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download andinstall malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When thesite opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do notclick the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the GuiInterface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version or Decline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run a QUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be in red. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad text document will open up showing you the results. You can close the text document and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTED RESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When I finishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot your machine.
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