My mom computer is acting up?
Question: I went on my moms computer yesterday and it was working perfectly fine. I go on tonight for YouNow (website I broadcast on) and while logging in it shut down and I can't figure out how to get it back up and running. I'm freaking out since she blames me for her computer problems. I've unplugged all the cords and plugged them back in and it won't even charge. If I killed her laptop I'm in so much trouble. Please help. It's a dell laptop that's somewhere between 5-10 years old
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more information please! your error? don't worry it is so impossible that a software problem destroy your hardware so at the LEAST you can install a new windows but now you can test some below options 1- after you turn on your laptop press f8 and choose safe mode if you can not do it read about safe mode booting up from your laptop model after you boot from safe mode just restarting your laptop 50% every thing will be ok if your problem doesn't solve at the next time booting safe mode type at the run "msconfig" find the newer program that you install for example skystar and stop this services as services tab and start up tab 2- use a windows recovery disk option find a "windows recovery disk" and download it and write in at a disk now turn on your laptop and boot from cd at the first use windows repair if your problem doesn't solve choose restore option and the other option is harder and you should read more about it to use them is your antivirus update?? these problems usually caused by the viruses (specific you say after open a website your laptop turned off) or install 2 antivirus
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I'm just throwing out an idea, but if it's 5 to 10 years old, the battery used for the BIOS and keeping time while it's off could have ran out of juice. I'm not sure if it works that way for laptops, but it can happen on desktops. I would get that checked out. Also, it could be a virus or something common. Hope that helps.
Try to start up in safe mode with networking. Then download malwarebytes anti-malware: http://malwarebytes.org/mbam.php Run a quick scan and it will remove all the infections no problem. If malwarebytes will not run in safe mode with networking then chances are no antivirus program will. Don't pay attention to those scanners that pop up, they are the virsues themselves. If malwarebytes will not run then it's at the point of no return and you'll likely have to format your hard drive and re-install your OS.
more information do the lights, lightup does it beep does the screen turn on if the screen does turn on what does it say do any fans start does it make any noise ------------ also sometimes it just wont turn on for a while of it is over heated ------------ laptops tend to die , especially the older they get
Here is my technique on how to do a cleanup, a few tricks (and associated free programs) I use when helping friends with slow computers: 1) The Java Runtime Environment causes issues, you should use a free program I use myself called JavaRa to get the latest JRE and remove older versions. This will ensure the security of your computer and extra space on your hard disk. Find more information here: http://raproducts.org/javara.html and the download link here: http://raproducts.org/ ( Currently, JavaRa supports Windows Vista without UAC so if you have Vista and are not comfortable temporarily disabling it, don't use JavaRa ) 2) Flush every single possible accumulated junk in ALL browsers. As you browse the web, browsers stores information about the websites you visit. You should delete that information from time to time. Here are methods for the two browsers (IE 7 and Firefox 3): Method One (now): In Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then Delete Browsing History and in the box, click the Delete all button (bottom left) and Yes. In Firefox, go to tools, clear private data, make sure all boxes are checked and then click on the clear private data now button. Method Two (in the future - about every two weeks for normal use of the internet - every week for heavy use): In Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then click Delete Browsing History and in the box that opens, do the following steps (in order) 1) click the button near Temporary Internet Files, click Yes and wait for the box that opens to close. 2) click the button near History, click Yes and wait for the box that opens to close. Finally, click the close button (bottom right) to finish. In Firefox, Go to tools, clear private data and uncheck all except Browsing History, Cache and Authenticated Sessions boxes and then click on the clear private data now button. Note: You should close your browser ( This is good for Internet Explorer and Firefox ) when you're done to clear cookies that are still in memory from your current browsing session. For older versions of the same programs or for other browsers, check their help files for guidance on doing the cleanup. 3) Turn off the restore point utility. Here is a guide for XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405 and an article for Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/9f6d755a-74bb-4a7d-a625-d762dd8e79e51033.mspx 4) Install a free cleaner called Glary Utilities ( http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html ) to remove junk files and/or remnants of installs (there is always some) and use it in Windows "safe mode" (for a better cleanup job). Do not use Ccleaner ( In my long time at helping others, I have found it more destructive than helpful and I had to rebuild systems nuked by it in the past ). 5) Defragment your drive with your choice of defragmenter (built-in, freeware or open source). 6) Turn system restore back on. ( the same guide and article given in part 3 ) ( A word of caution, with programs this powerful, be sure to read all instructions and help files completely so that you apply fixes correctly the first time ! ) NOTE: Make sure to download and install the very latest stable drivers for EVERYTHING and that they are for the correct OS (Don't use XP drivers on Vista and Vice versa - one exception would be if they are indicated for both OS) for a better overall computing experience. So here we have it, I hope this will help guide you to a better working machine QD1956
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