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Windows does not work

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

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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.

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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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My windows loading takes so much time


Slow Windows Machine! Sounds like not enough resources such as RAM and CPU. Check Performance in Task-Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE). High CPU levels causes hang ups like freezing. Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate. Consider increasing RAM. Uninstall any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.

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My computer wont show my desktop screen after i loggin to user account


LOL, ok it looks like a virus or infection has hidden your desktop or just disabled explorer from showing it.

Lets assume that it's just an explorer issue.
Press and Hold the CTRL+ALT+DEL. This will open the Task Manager. When it opens click the Processes Tab and then click on the column heading Image Name to sort them alphabetically. Look at the items under the Image Name column and see if you see explorer.exe. If you see explorer.exe click it once to highlight it then click End Process.

Next Click File at the top of the task manager window, then click New Task (Run...). When the Create New Task window opens type: explorer.exe and hit OK. The items on your desktop should start appearing. if not that means the virus or infection has them hidden so try the steps below.

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.
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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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Wait a few minutes for the non-responding program to start responding again. Be patient and give it some time. This is the easiest way to salvage any work that you did not save before the freeze. If, after waiting, the computer does not unfreeze, move to the next step.
Press and hold the "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Del" buttons in that order. This may unfreeze the computer, or bring up an option to restart, shut down or open the task manager. Open the task manager and note if a program is listed as "not responding." If there is one, click that program title and click "end task." The computer will end that task and break it out of the freeze. If this does not work, open task manager and go to "processes." Look for a process toward the top of the list that is using a large amount of resources. The number next to the process indicates how much of the resources are being allocated for that program. Pick one with the highest number (towards the top of the list) and choose "end process." If your computer still is not unfrozen, move to the next step.
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Remove any devices, such as thumb drives or memory cards, that are plugged into the laptop. If this does not unfreeze the computer, move to the next step.
Close the lid of your laptop. Open the lid again. This may snap the computer out of its frozen state and back to the login screen. It may also put the computer into hibernate mode. If this does not work, move to the next step.
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Lifeframe webcam on an asus laptop, says camera is used by another program


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The re-installation of windows is however recommended, but you can try with follwing procedure to remove Think point Virus:-
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Hope it will helps, if so do rate the solution
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My task manager is not opening up. i am continuously trying ctrl alt delete. mys os is XP.


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Hi. my computer won't log off, shut off, or let me close a tab/window What do i do??


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Sorry to tell you this but the only time I have seen this it was caused by a pretty malicious piece of software.
Since you have no Start button, it makes it had to get to the registry or to do a system restore.
Press Ctrl Alt Del at the same time and see if task manager will open. If it does, click on File and then click on New Task (Run).
Now click on Browse and go to C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and run it. Select a restore date just before this problem occurred.
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You should either do an online virus scan or connect this hard drive to another computer as a slave and scan it. Another computer is better because the malicious program will not be active.

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