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Re: e machine t 2958 starts but will not run
Hi wt50, odds are there is a program in your system that for what ever reason is not loading correctly, hence you're mouse or windows is not functioning correctly. (When windows hour glass shows up that means a program & or files are loading). I am betting you can still use you're keyboard to move around. Suggest you run windows system restore. To get around in windows using you're keyboard only. Open this link from Microsoft; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583 Help with using the keyboard instead of the mouse while in windows XP, if needed. Windows system restore is located in, Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore. Take windows back to a time it was loading ok. You can also try pressing the F5 key every two seconds as your system starts up. This will prompt windows to load; Windows Advanced Option Menu. Once this opens, use you're up & down arrow keys to high-light, Last known good configuration (your most recent setting that worked). Than press the enter key. Tip: if you're current antivirus software came on a CD you might be able to boot to that CD & run a scan on you're boot files. If not you can always go to this link; http://free.avg.com/ww.download?prd=afe This is free. Download AVG than run the software. As far as the AT&T window opening & showing nothing, that’s a call to AT&T but I suggest you try the above suggestions first. Make the call to AT&T if the support window continues to open. Chances are they'll want you to re-install the software. Lastly rule of thumb, if you installed some other software recently & afterwards you're system started to screw up, than try to uninstall that software through Add/Remove programs.
Good luck wt50! There is always more than one way to fix windows. Mike
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the cursor is a command prompt waiting for an instruction from the OS
it indicates that the OS is not progressing in the hard drive
take it in to a computer repair shop and have them diagnose the problem
Likely a hard drive failure. With system off, hold the Fn Key and press the power button, this should launch diagnostics If the diags fail on the hard drive then you have a confirmed failure. If the diags don't run, then try booting to the resource CD to run them.
Regarding the touchpad (curser pad), there maybe a problem with your touch pad driver not working or starting up. Check in "msconfig" (you can click on start and run, then type msconfig to bring it up) and click on the startup tab to check which of the startup items are not working.
Also regarding the card reader, i believe the drivers are not installed. Check in Device Manager (click on start /control panel /system icon /device manager) and see what is listed under "other devices"
Sounds like your computer is a old one, or is slow. The problem could be little RAM, which is what the computer calls speed and how fast it will open things, the CPU is too small, which is the main processing unit and causes slow speeds if it is not one of the latest CPUs or your Hard Drive is full and doesn't have enough free room to run anything well. Fist thing i want you to do is run a virus scanner to make sure you have n viruses causing the problem. if its all clear go into my computer, find the C Drive and right click on the icon and go into properties and check its free room. if its less than 250MB delete programs you don't use or don't need anymore. Now go into Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools and open Disk Defragmenter and Click on Defragment to begin the process. This will give you more free room and give it a small boost of speed in opening programs. This can take a very long time, talking hours so best to do it at night. A good way to boost your computers speed is to give it Virtual Memory, Which turns some of your hard drive into RAM. Right Click on My computer>Properties>Advanced and look for Performance and press 'Settings'>Advanced> and find Virtual memory and press change and click on the 'Custom size button' and Put '1024' into 'Initial size(MB) and put '2048' into 'Initial size(MB) and then click set then ok. It may ask you to reset your system. Do this. Now see if your application programs load faster. if not its a hardware problem and take it into a computer Technitian to get some more RAM in it to speed it up.
When you said your cursor freeze, does the computer still respond or the whole computer froze. If the computer froze, then it could be anything from, memory, hard drive, cpu, or mainboard. Does the keyboard works, if just the cursor freeze, try using a usb mouse.
When you start up, is it using the ac adapter or running off the battery?
Either way, 1/2 hour to boot is too long. I would have to say you have a possibility of a memory modules or hard drive going bad or not seated correctly, or a virus like problem, in which case doing a re-install would not repair the situation unless you did a complete clean install and not a repair.
Can you provide more info in that regard?
It sounds like there may be an issue with the memory chips. If available, take a memory stick that matches the type of memory you need for your computer. Take out all memory sticks on the motherboard and try the new memory stick in the first memory slot and see if you get the error. If so, then try it in the second memory slot.