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Vista black screen

Windows starts up and no desktop icons or taskar is shown. i could only see the mouse move around.

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Sound like an explorer problem hold ctrl+alt+del
-click file, new task
-type explorer in the box hit enter
if this doesn't work you might have to do a system restore, or re-install windows

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I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite lAptopC-55-B5298 8.1


On a Windows 8 machine you have two places to put an icon for a program.

1. The start menu on windows 8 which is the first set of icons you see.

2. The Desktop, which is like the Windows 7 desktop and you put a shortcut here.
This is easy to do as you right click with the mouse and pick "new" then "shortcut".
Then pick browse and pick out the program file you want to run when the icon is pressed.
Then press "OK" and it is stored on the desktop.

On the start menu you have to go to the bottom of the icons to the down arrow.
Press the down arrow and it will take you to the "Apps", which is the list of installed program.
Then scroll sideways to the right until you see the program you want on the screen.
Pick the icon of the program you want on the start menu, with the right hand key of the mouse.
On the menu that pops up, pick "pin to start menu", and its done.
You can re-arrange the icons on the start menu by dragging them around with the mouse.

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The cursor jumps around on my ASUS K501J notebook.


Step 1


1. Open Mouse by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:

To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.
• To make the pointer work more accurately when you're moving the mouse slowly, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
To speed the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, select the automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box.
To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider towards Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
To ensure that the pointer doesn't block your view of the text you're typing, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the CTRL key, select the Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key check box.

Change mouse settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-mouse-settings


Step 2


If you are using touchpad, try reducing the Touchpad sensitivity and check

1. Click on the "Start" icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Select "Control Panel." Next select "Mouse" under "Hardware and Sound." You can also left-click the touchpad while the cursor is anywhere on the desktop. From that screen, choose "Mouse Pointers."
2. Select the "
Buttons" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. This shows the type of touchpad device installed on your laptop.
3. Set the touchpad for right or left-handed use from this dialog box. You can adjust the double click speed of your computer as well. When you finish making any changes, click "
Apply."
4. Pick the "
Device Settings" tab from the dialog box now. You can see the touchpad for your Vista machine highlighted on this screen. Select "Settings."
5. Read the information provided in the next dialog box. It gives you options for tapping your
touchpad, using the buttons, scrolling, pointer motion and sensitivity.
6. Make any changes you want from the various topics. When you make a change, click "
Apply." Click "OK" when you finish making all your changes.
7. Do some work on your computer for a while, If the touchpad is still too sensitive, return to the "Mouse" menu and continue to adjust the settings until you get them just the way you want them.


Step 3

If the issue persists try to perform a clean boot and check whether the issue is still persists.

Follow the steps mentioned in the article given below.

How to configure Windows Vista to start in a "clean boot":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note:Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual.


Also I would suggest you to keep in touch with mouse manufacturer

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I have vista on my laptop working great but I now have a weird problem my start screen the one that pops up when you hit the start button pops on when i move the mouse and of again when i move the mou


Unfortunately the wireless mouse on both computers are on the same wireless frequency. Unless you can change the wireless frequency on one of the wireless mouse and the receiver on that corresponding computer then you need to use an USB or PS2 mouse on one of the computers.

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How can I enable hibernation on my HP Mini 5101?


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa, the world's largest product support community.

Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.

Windows XP Users
  • Sleep Mode
By letting your computer idle for a period of time, i.e. not moving the mouse/touchpad, or not pressing any keys except when playing a video, the screen or desktop monitor will go dark. You can resume the computer by moving the mouse/touchpad or by pressing any key on the keyboard.
  • Hibernation or Standby mode
Click Start, click on Turn Off Computer, then click Stand By.

Windows VISTA/Windows 7 Users

To put Windows VISTA & Windows 7 in Sleep or in Hibernation, the steps basically the same. First click Start, then click the small arrow head located to the right of the Start Menu, then you click Sleep or Hibernate.

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Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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Fig. 2. Windows 7 Start Menu.
To put Windows 7 to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the word Shut Down then click Sleep or Hibernate.

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My computer screen zoomed in on me and i cannot figure out how to zoom out


Windows 7:
Use the keyboard shortcuts to launch and close it to magnifier your entire desktop i.e.
  • Windows logo key getcontent.aspx?assetid=0d8a4985-b5e2-41a6-a1b6-e4bafb517937&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=us + Plus to zoom in
  • Windows logo key getcontent.aspx?assetid=0d8a4985-b5e2-41a6-a1b6-e4bafb517937&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=us + Minus to zoom out, and
  • Windows logo key getcontent.aspx?assetid=0d8a4985-b5e2-41a6-a1b6-e4bafb517937&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=us + ESC to exit.
Windows Vista:
1. Go to your desktop.
  • 2. Hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard.
  • 3. Move your scroll-wheel on your mouse towards you. This will zoom in on items on your desktop.
  • 4. Move your mouse around and the your point of view on your desktop will move with it.
  • 5. Try it with a document or web page open now. Remember to press and hold down your "Ctrl" key on your keyboard.
  • 6. Move your scroll-wheel all the way to the original view. Let go of the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard. This will return you to the normal view.
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    When I try to boot up windows Vista I get black screen


    Looks like its an infection to me.
    When you get to the black screen and you are able to move the mouse, try this:
    Press Ctr+Alt+Del, a message will pop up.
    Select Task Manager
    A Task Manager window appears.
    Click on File and choose New task (run)
    Type: explorer.exe
    Press the enter key.
    You should be able to see your desktop again.

    Once there, use a combination of antivirus, spyware, troyan horses solution of your preference to get rid of it.

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