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When I get a download and ask to see it now, my computer goes inoperative for perhaps hours. why?

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To connect the mouse to this computer

Only two types of mainstream mice PS2 or USB

PS2: round end with pins, goes into a specific port
USB: flat goes into any usb port.

Now if this "computer" ( which is your only description)
doesn't have either of the above ports then perhaps it's quite old. if this is correct then you will reqiure a "serial port" mouse!

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My computer screen will just blackout while i'm using it

You are too intense, so your monitor blacks out. Ask it what visions it had when it comes to. Then just use audio to get information out.

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Some of us have real problems; monitor suddenly showing beautiful images of heaven on earth, speakers erupting in joyous rapture...just try and get work done with that going on!

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I dont get it

clean out your computer run spyware scanner ok use ccleaner and ace dl them online free and maby run windows live one care ok free

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