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The computer turns on and loads all of the i-cons but will not open anything and the curser turns to an hour glass at the start button which will not function? how can i fix it?
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.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
if you are downloading from the internet
once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device
hope this helps
Jun 19, 2011 | Motherboards
Apr 19, 2011 | Motherboards
During the boot process
you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that
key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or
load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
also click start all programs
accessories scroll to system tools from there you should see a system restore
click next a sytem date should open up select the date you want to restore your
computer to or if you want a full factory restore or Turn
Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding
"Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will
open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen
instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain
key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can
load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10
to save to cmos to restart
Hope this helps
Apr 14, 2011 | Motherboards
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps
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