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Computer won't start

Ran Window's Washer clean free disk space, it started, then my computer shut off and tried to restart but now it comes up - a disk read error occurred Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart. I did this but it just keeps coming back to the same message. Any suggestions?

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My Acer Aspire LapTop will not even power up.
What should we do as this machine has also been charging battery for two days

It has worked before but all of sudden it simply failed to power up.

What's up with this !

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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My computer is very slow, sometimes freezes or won't load and will not shut down


If your laptop computer won't shut itself down even after you select the "Shut Down" option from your "Start" menu, this means that too many programs are still open on your computer. Before Windows can shut down, it needs to manually close all open software, and having too many programs open can severely delay this process or cause Windows to lock up. Closing these programs will help your machine shut down as normal.
b> Right-click on your task bar. Click "Show Windows Stacked." This will maximize all of the program windows for all open programs on your desktop. The windows will be stacked one on top of the other on-screen. Click the "X" box in the corner of the first window to close that particular program. This will reveal the next program window in the stack. Continue to close these programs until you see your desktop wallpaper again. This, coupled with the fact that your task bar should now be cleared of all program icons, indicates that you have successfully closed all program windows. Your laptop will now shut down normally.
Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start. scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program and some unnecessary programs you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/ then defragment your hard drive adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules
you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer. This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Watch the demo (1:00) this should speed up your computer

Feb 01, 2013 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Won't start up, slow shutdown so I shit it down manually. now it doesn't start up. power lights but screen doesnt.


Follow these guidelines to fix infected pc:


  • Clean Registry Junk
  • ndex the Files for Quick Search
  • Index your Computer and Add Hardware based on the Test Results
  • Change Theme to Windows Classic and Remove Desktop Wallpaper
  • Defragment the Disk and Registry
  • Clean the disk space

Disable Unwanted Programs from Running at Windows Startups:

  • Click Start.
  • Type MsConfig and press ENTER
  • Click Startup tab.
  • Uncheck the entries of the programs that you do not wish to run at system startup.
  • Click Apply.
  • Do the same for the entries in the Services tab.
  • Click Apply, and then OK.
  • Restart the computer when prompted.




For an instant fix use system optimizer PCFresher.

Jan 16, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite PC Laptops

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Dell studio low memory


Low memory problems could be low virtual (hard disk) memory.
Hard disk maintenance will free up hard disk memory space.
Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently.
This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access.
Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.
Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment.
When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.
Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

Jan 04, 2013 | Dell PC Laptops

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Can not download from disc always have to go to my computer and double click cd runexe


Hi ldysmn72...
Keep this in mind, you will need this info later.
Start your computer in the bios mode
To start in bios mode:
Shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
You will do a repair to the operating system
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1...Repairing the Operating System...
A...You will have to have the Operating Dics that came with the computer.
Note...If you do not have the disks that came with your computer or the ones you should have made when you first got your computer...then you will have to go to the manufacture's webpage and see if they have a recovery disk available for your computer, if they do not a recovery disks available then you can also try ebay to locate the recovery disks.
The original disks will have your product key number that came with the computer, you can also find it on the tower, or under the bottom of your laptop, or maybe the piece of paper that the CD orginally came in may have the number on it.
You can also download a small program and it will tell you your product key number.
Go to the following webpage to download your FREE key finder.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
B...You will now insert the disc into the CD/DVD player
C...Restart the computer
D...When the window opens that tells you to press "Any" key, you will press any key you want to press.
E...If you do not receive a message that says "press any key to boot from CD", then then the computer is not ready to boot from a cd.
To correct this problem you will have to go into your computer's Bios and change the computer to boot from a CD.
To get into the Bios, shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
When you are in the Bios, select to boot by CD by moving the cursor with the direction arrows on the keyboard.
Once you have selected to boot by cd the exit and restart the computer...the disc is already in the cd/dvd player.
Your system will then boot from the cd.
F...After a minute or less it should ask you if you want to Quit Repair, or Continue.
You will select Repair this time, but you may have to come back here and select Install if the repair does not work.
It will ok the agreement document if it asks you too.
Tap F8 on your keyboard to pass it when ready.
It will ask you if you want to Install, Repair, Delete Partition, or Quit.
Select Repair
Inside the box there will be one or two partitions.
Choose the largest partition.
After you have chosen the largest partition, you will then press the "r" key to start the repair
After the repair is complete, then you will need to restart your computer.
G...Computer Restart
After the repair is complete, shut the computer down (the computer will shut down a few times during the installation of the operating system
that is normal).
Then restart your computer, when the computer restarts it will have a box to put your product key...put the product key in the box and click.
The computer should start up and run as if it was a new computer.
You do not need to re-register
You can now remove the disc.
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Sep 11, 2011 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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My nme is Lamar I have a dell Inspirion 1501. I replaced the battery, but when the computer comes on it says; Launch Startup Repair - Recommened Start Windows Normally When I hit thw 1st one it...


Hi jamar knowx40
It sounds like you have a corrupted Operating System.
Try some of the solutions below...
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Start your computer in the Safe Mode.
To start in Safe Mode.
Turn your computer on.
Keep tapping F8 while the computer is starting up
When the computer starts select Safe Mode
1. Uninstall any softwear you may have put on the computer before the problem started.
2. Do a complete System Restore: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
This will bring your system back to a time before you installed the softwear or Microsoft installed drivers,etc.
Note: Just be sure to use a date in a darkened box, that is before your trouble start date.
When you have done the above, restart the computer and if your still having the problem, then the installed drivers,updates,softwear,etc might have
corrupted the Operating System.
If that happened then that means either repair or reinstall the operating system.
You will need to do the following:
1...Repairing the Operating System...
A...You will have to have the Operating Dics that came with the computer.
Note...If you do not have the disks that came with your computer or the ones you should have made when you first got your computer...then you will have to go to the manufacture's webpage and see if they have a recovery disk available for your computer, if they do not a recovery disks available then you can also try ebay to locate the recovery disks.
The original disks will have your product key number that came with the computer, you can also find it on the tower, or under the bottom of your laptop, or maybe the piece of paper that the CD orginally came in may have the number on it.
You can also download a small program and it will tell you your product key number.
Go to the following webpage to download your FREE key finder.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
B...You will now insert the disc into the CD/DVD player
C...Restart the computer
D...When the window opens that tells you to press "Any" key, you will press any key you want to press.
E...If you do not receive a message that says "press any key to boot from CD", then then the computer is not ready to boot from a cd.
To correct this problem you will have to go into your computer's Bios and change the computer to boot from a CD.
To get into the Bios, shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
When you are in the Bios, select to boot by CD by moving the cursor with the direction arrows on the keyboard.
Once you have selected to boot by cd the exit and restart the computer...the disc is already in the cd/dvd player.
Your system will then boot from the cd.
F...After a minute or less it should ask you if you want to Quit Repair, or Continue.
You will select Repair this time, but you may have to come back here and select Install if the repair does not work.
It will ok the agreement document if it asks you too.
Tap F8 on your keyboard to pass it when ready.
It will ask you if you want to Install, Repair, Delete Partition, or Quit.
Select Repair
Inside the box there will be one or two partitions.
Choose the largest partition.
After you have chosen the largest partition, you will then press the "r" key to start the repair
After the repair is complete, then you will need to restart your computer.
G...Computer Restart
After the repair is complete, shut the computer down (the computer will shut down a few times during the installation of the operating system
that is normal).
Then restart your computer, when the computer restarts it will have a box to put your product key...put the product key in the box and click.
The computer should start up and run as if it was a new computer.
You do not need to re-register
You can now remove the disc.
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If this fails to clear your problem then you may have a hardware problem.
It could be faulty ram
If you still have the same problem, then you have two choices.
1.Reinstall the entire Operating System and you may have to update some drivers.
This will require you to go back to the start of the repair info and select Install instead of Repair.
2..Take your machine in to have the hardware tested.
Keep in mind that if you do a complete reinstall of the Operating System you will lose all the information on the computer,such as pictures, programs, videos, everything you installed will be gone.
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Sep 10, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Slow running laptop


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.
a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.
b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.
c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.
2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.
3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.
4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.
5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.
6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).
7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/
8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.
9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.
10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

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My 5633 acer keeps coming up low disk space on c how can I solve this


uninstall & delete any unused programs. Empty the recycle bin,run disk clean-up from system tools. Defragment the drive. If that doesn't help,I'd start looking into a new hard drive.

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It could be due to clogged Registry. Use a good registry cleaner to do that. Even I had the same prob. my laptop used to take 20 mins to boot. After cleaning the registry it runs now.

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Deleting updates, freeing space on hard drive


if you are running windows vista, this might help alot, if running xp, it might not, go disk clean up for drive c. to do this, open up my computer, and right click on drive c, and open up properties. click on disk clean up, and a window should show up. if you are running windows vista, its going to ask if from current user, or all users, click all users. after the calculating window, a window that says disk clean up for drive c will show up. click on the tab at the top of that window that says more options, and on the bottom box, which should say system restore and shadow copies, click the clean up button. the longer it takes, the more space its freeing up. Goodluck

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This generally indicates a hard drive crash/failure, in which the hard drive will need to be replaced. Rare, but occasionally you will get this error from an operating system glitch. Before you run out and buy a new hard drive, try reloading the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the install, then the hard drive is shot.

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