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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.
Good luck,
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Why does my Toshiba Video Player keep crashing while playing a DVD?


Right click on the video file choose open with if open with is not shown then hold the shift key down then right click on the file. Choose open with in the next window put a check in the box always open with this app then choose windows media player.

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Prints very slowly


After you print a test page and establish a baseline print speed for your HP product, you determine that computer issues cause slow printing. Solution one: Check minimum system requirementsThe most common cause of slow printing is a computer that runs at or near its system resource limit. Follow these steps to make sure that your computer has enough system resources to process timely print jobs. Step one: Make sure that the computer meets RAM requirementsThe amount of available random access memory (RAM) can affect print speed. Follow these steps to make sure that the available RAM exceeds the minimum requirement for the HP product.
  1. Open the computer Properties window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), right-click My Computer , and then click Properties .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows task bar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), right-click Computer , and then click Properties .
  2. Find the available RAM and make a note of it:
    • Windows XP : Click the General tab, if it is not already selected. Find the amount of RAM in the list with the other Computer specifications.
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Find the Memory (RAM) in the System section.
  3. Check the system requirements for your product, listed in the product manual and on the box, to make sure that your computer has enough memory.In general HP recommends the following RAM:Operating SystemRecommended RAMWindows XP128 MB minimum

    256 MB recommendedWindows Vista512 MB minimum

    1 GB or higher recommended Windows 7 (32-bit) 1 GB minimum

    1 GB or higher recommendedWindows 7 (64-bit)2 GB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommendedc01647276.gif These recommendations vary by product, so if you are not sure of the specific requirements for your HP product, look in the manual or on the box. Or, you can follow these steps to check the product specifications online:

    1. Right-click this link, Product Support Home Page , and then click Open in New Window .
    2. Type your product model in the Locate your product to get support search box, and then click Next . A list of products displays in the search results.
    3. Click your product from the list displayed in the search results. The support page for your product displays.
    4. Click Product information , and then click Product specifications .
Step two: Make sure that the computer hard drive has enough free spaceThe amount of available hard drive space can affect print speed. Follow these steps to make sure that the available hard drive space exceeds the minimum requirement for the HP product.
  1. Open the My Computer window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click My Computer .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), and then click Computer .
  2. Right-click on the drive containing your operating system, typically (C:) , and then click Properties . The Properties window opens.On the General tab, find the available space, or free space, on the hard drive.Figure 1: Example of hard drive information in the Properties windowc01912502.gifIn general, HP recommends the following free hard drive space:Operating SystemRecommended hard drive spaceWindows XP200 MB minimum

    1 GB recommendedWindows Vista650 MB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommendedWindows 7550 MB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommended
  3. If the free disk space is near or under the minimum requirement listed in the table above, click Disk Cleanup to free up disk space.
Step three: Make sure that the computer meets CPU requirementsIf the computer does not meet CPU requirements, the print speed might be affected. Follow these steps to make sure that the computer meets the minimum CPU requirements.
  1. Open the computer Properties window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), right-click My Computer , and then click Properties .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows task bar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), right-click Computer , and then click Properties .
  2. Find the CPU specifications and make a note of it:
    • Windows XP : Click the General tab, if it is not already selected. Find the computer processor information with the other Computer specifications.
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Find the computer processor information in the System section.Use the following table to make sure your computer meets the minimum CPU requirements:Operating systemMinimum CPU requirementsWindows XP233 MHz Intel Pentium II or Celeron processorWindows Vista800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processorWindows 71 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  3. Print and time a self-test page again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Close unnecessary programs and processesFollow these steps to close all unnecessary programs to try to speed up printing.Step one: Close all unnecessary programs
  1. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on the keyboard.The Windows Security dialog box opens.
  2. Click the Task Manager button in the Windows Security dialog box. The Windows Task Manager dialog box opens.note.pngNOTE:If the Windows Task Manager dialog box does not open, right-click on the task bar and select Task Manager .
  3. In the Windows Task Manager dialog box, select a software program from the Applications tab, and then click End Task to close the program.
  4. Repeat the previous step until you have closed all unnecessary programs.
Step two: Close any unnecessary processesProcesses run in the background even when no applications are in use. Follow these steps to end unnecessary processes.
  1. Return to the Windows Task Manager that you opened in the previous step.
  2. Click the Processes tab.
  3. Select the process to end, and then click End Process .note.pngNOTE:If another window opens and indicates that the task has stopped responding, click End Task .
  4. Repeat the preceding step to end all unnecessary processes.note.pngNOTE:You cannot end critical system processes.
  5. Print and time a self-test page again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Check the print settingsPrint settings can affect print times. Follow these steps to check the settings for paper type and print quality.
  1. Open the Printers folder:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click Printers and Faxes .
    • Windows Vista : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers .
    • Windows 7 : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers & Devices .
  2. Right-click the icon for your product (c01520247.gif or c01514371.gif ), and then click Properties . The Properties dialog box opens.
  3. On the General tab, click Printing Preferences . The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
  4. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  5. Click the drop-down list under Media , and then select Plain Paper .
  6. In the Quality Settings section, select Normal .
  7. Click Apply in the Printing Preferences dialog box to save the settings, and then click OK to close the dialog box.
  8. In the Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click Print Test Page . The product prints a test page.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution four: Remove and reinstall the HP softwareThere might be a more current driver available for your HP product. HP recommends that you use the latest version to correct printing problems. Follow these steps to remove the HP software, and then reinstall it. Step one: Remove the HP software
  1. Unplug the USB cable connecting the product to the computer.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel .
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click Control Panel .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), and then click Control Panel .
    The Control Panel window opens.
  3. Open the list of installed programs and remove the software.
    • Windows XP : Double-click Add/Remove Programs . In the list of installed programs, click the HP product, and then click Add/Remove .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Click Programs . In the list of installed programs, click the HP product, and then click Uninstall .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall.caution.pngCAUTION:If asked to remove shared files, click No . Other programs that use these files might not work if you delete the files.
  5. Disconnect the product from the power source, and then restart the computer.
Step two: Download and reinstall the HP softwareIMPORTANT: If you receive any third-party firewall messages during installation (for example, a message from McAfee), click continue , unblock , yes , allow , or permit . Otherwise the software installation fails.
  1. Disconnect the USB cable from both the product and the computer (if you already connected it).
  2. Turn the product on.
  3. Browse to the Get Software and Drivers page: Get Software and Drivers
  4. Check the instructions on the page, and then click the Plus sign (+) next to the correct heading for additional instructions:
  5. Click the Plus sign (c02200813.gif ) next to Driver , and then click the driver that you want to download.
  6. Read through the minimum system requirements and additional instructions. You can also click View directions (c016472760.gif ) for complete download instructions.
  7. Click Download . This option allows you to install the software at any time after the download completes.
  8. Click Save , and then browse to the location on your computer where you want to save the file.
  9. Click Save . The software downloads to your computer.Hint: Make a note of the place that you saved the file, in case you want to install it at a later time.
  10. hope this help : - )

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I have lost ALL of my taskbars!! How do I get them back?


A program called explorer.exe controls the display of your taskbar and desktop icons. If for some reason it goes missing (you may have killed it using Task Manager, for example, or something more sinister like a virus has deleted it from your processes), then try this first:
  1. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click Task Manager).
  2. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
  3. Type explorer.exe, then click OK.
If nothing sinister caused it to disappear, it should all come back as it was and you can stop panicking, breathe a sigh of relief, and continue working.
If that doesn't work, then try this:
  1. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then click Task Manager).
  2. Go to the Processes tab.
  3. Click on the Image Name column header to sort the list alphabetically.
  4. Find all explorer.exe processes - select each, then click End Process for each one.
  5. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
  6. Type explorer.exe, then click OK.
Are you using snagit, try to uninstall it and then check if you still get the errors. If you donot use snagit then there would be another error.

If you cant access control panel use the "Windows Key+R" on the keyboard which opens the run dialog and type in 'sysdm.cpl' which opens the control panel.
You could also try to restore you windows using System Restore and select a date of the backup when the computer was working well.

Make sure you do a complete virus scan with a good antivirus with updated virus definitions as it could be a virus too.

Jan 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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


press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete at the same time... depending on the computer and its age varies how long it will take to bring up this "task manager" window. Then you can click on the program thats open that locked your computer up and click "end task" to force it to close. Or you can simply press and hold the power button on the comp and force a shutdown but then you can lose anything you were working on that you didnt save. Simply restart it after it shuts down. Good Luck

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Printer not printing.


Follow these steps to resolve the issue. Windows XP
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click System Tools.
  3. Click Scheduled Tasks. The Scheduled Tasks window opens.
  4. Under Name, click and delete any task that starts with Webreg (for example, Webreg 20031218075500).
  5. Close the Scheduled Tasks window.
Windows Vista
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif).
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Manage. The Computer Management window opens.
  3. In the left pane, click the arrow next to Task Scheduler, and then click Task Scheduler Library.
  4. Under Name, find and click any task that starts with Webreg (for example, Webreg 20031218075500).
  5. In the Actions pane, click Delete.
  6. In the Confirm delete dialog box, click Yes.
  7. Close the Computer Management window.
Windows 7
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif).
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Manage. The Computer Management window opens.
  3. In the left pane, click the arrow next to Task Scheduler, and then click Task Scheduler Library.
  4. Under Name, find and click any task that starts with Webreg (for example, Webreg 20031218075500).
  5. In the Actions pane, click Delete.
  6. In the Task Scheduler dialog box, click Yes.
  7. Close the Computer Management window.

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My BB pearl 8110 keeps rebooting on its own.


  1. Right-click the Windows Taskbar.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Select windows installer from the Applications tab.
  4. Click End Task.
  5. Perform a clean uninstall of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  6. Reboot the computer.
  7. Reinstall the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
Follow the trouble shooting steps for uninstall of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
Task 1: Uninstall BlackBerry Desktop Software
For Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  1. Close BlackBerry® Desktop Manager, if it is running.
  2. Open the Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select BlackBerry Desktop Software and click Change/Remove.
  4. On the InstallShield® Wizard window, select the Remove option and click Next.
  5. On the Uninstall Options window, select the check box labeled Remove all user settings for BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  6. On the Confirm Uninstall window, click OK.
  7. On the InstallShield Wizard window, click Finish.
Task 2: Uninstall BlackBerry Desktop Software
For Windows Vista®
  1. Close BlackBerry Desktop Manager, if it is running.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Programs and Features.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select BlackBerry Desktop Software and click Change/Remove.
  5. On the InstallShield Wizard window, select the Remove option and click Next.
  6. On the Uninstall Options window, select the check box labeled Remove all user settings for BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  7. On the Confirm Uninstall window, click OK.
  8. On the InstallShield Wizard window, click Finish.

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Adobe photoshop 7 either stops working and closes or causes my computer to freeze up completly


There are many reasons why a computer may freeze or completely crash. The most common reason is an overload in the memory. Computers have a set amount of memory to work with (this is their RAM, or "Random Access Memory"). If you attempt to do more with the computer than it's capable of handling at one time, it may "crash" in an attempt to save itself. Generally, the cause of this is generally that too many programs are running at once for the computer to handle. If you are not using a program, close it. Conflicts between programs are other well-known reasons for crashes. Programs such as virus detectors are notorious for conflicting with other applications and utilities. If you notice that crashes are occurring while the same two programs are running, try to avoid running these two programs at the same time.
What Can I Do?
  1. Take Notes
    Your first step should be to pay attention to what was happening at the time of the freeze or crash. Try to isolate the program that may be causing problems (this can help prevent a further, more damaging, crash). Is there a history of problems with a particular program (or combination of programs) on your computer? Were too many programs running at once? Was it a particular task you were trying to do? See if you can form a hypothesis about the cause. By understanding what may have caused it this time, you can attempt to avoid future, similar occurrences.


  2. Try to End the Program
    Windows provides a "Task Manager" that lists all current programs in operation. In Windows 9x & ME, this menu is brought up by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time. In Windows 2000, after pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete, click the "Task List" button. In this menu, you can attempt to individually close programs that are causing problems. If programs are unresponsive, Windows will attempt to notify you of this in the Task Manager.
    If you are able to effectively close the program causing problems, save your work in all other open programs, and reboot your computer. This will help to prevent further crashes, and give your system a clean slate to work from again.

  3. Reboot
    If you are not able to effectively close the program in question, you have several options. Please note that any changes in unsaved documents WILL be lost in a system reboot. With the Task Manager open, try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete once more. Windows will attempt to reboot itself.
    If the Task Manager does not respond, you still have a few options. Check your computer's tower to see if there is a "Reset" button (it will be in the general area of the normal "Power" button, and should be slightly smaller than it). Press the "Reset" button, and your computer should reboot.
    If you are unable to find the "Reset" button or do not have one, there is one final option to pursue. Find the "Power" button on your computer's tower. Press and hold this button. You will need to hold it for a few seconds (sometimes up to ten full seconds). At some point, your computer should shut down completely. If nothing happens, keep holding the button. Do not press and let go without giving the computer a fair chance to shut down.

Sep 07, 2009 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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My cat walked on my keyboard and now I can't stop the voice. Everything I type gets spoken out loud


Hi,
Looks like your cat has activated the windows narrator feature on your PC.

To turn it off, click on Start, then click on all programs, then click Accessories,then open Accessiblity, then open Narrator. It will be shown as running, click on stop and close the window.

Also, you can turn it off from the Task Manager. To open task manager, right -click on the taskbar, select Task Manager, under Processes Tab you will find utilman.exe. Right-click on utilman.exe, then select End Process, select Yes from the next announcement window, then close the Task Manager.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks.

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Screwed up Task Manager


This problem is easy to fix, the Task Manager is running in "tiny footprint mode". To correct this, simply double-click on the border around the window and it will return to its normal state. To place task manager back in "tiny footprint mode" again, double click again on the border around the window.

or:
To work around this behavior, perform the following steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type taskmgr.exe.
  3. Hold down CTRL+ALT+SHIFT at the same time, and while holding them down press ENTER.
Here is the Microsoft article to this problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193050

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Compaq n600c hang problem plz slove my problem


Please give more information Like --
After how much time it hangs?
what OS u r using?

in general answer --
open task manager (pressing CTRL,ALT, DEL keys) this will bring up Windows Task Manger, click on Application, highlight any task that is Not Responding and click on End Task. 

Also, to make your CPU boot up faster, I would
click on Start
click on Run
type msconfig.exe (this will open System Configuration Utility box)
click on the Start Up Tab
(you will see several boxes checked under Startup Item). And look for programs that you don't want to launch every single time you log on. (such as Realpayer, yahooMessegner, realsched, etc). 
Uncheck the boxes and this will require a reboot. Your computer will bootup a lot faster. These programs you can always open when you want. You can always tell if you have a lot of programs that startup when you turn on your cpu and in the righthand corner, where the time time is at, you see a lot of icons. 

Also if you can always open up task manager again, click on Processes, find explorer.exe and kill that process, this closes everything on your screen. dont worry... 
then in task manager 
click on FIle
New Task Run
and type explorer.exe and click OK
and you will see all your icons pop back up on the screen.

Post reply....
Thanks

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