Computer First Aid page - XP and Vista.
Computer will not boot:
- Check that power is connected on BOTH computer and
monitor. (Unplugged power is a common reason for
computers not to boot)
- Check that monitor is ON (Many times computers are
on, but monitor is OFF and that is why you see black
- Check that the computer's VGA (monitor cable) is
connected properly between the monitor and the computer.
- Listen to the computer - if you hear the fun noise,
you computer is probably ON and there is another
Computer restart its self or will not complete the
boot all the way:
- BEFORE you do anything, please locate on your keyboard
the F8 function key. Now
restart your computer. When you see the first boot
up screen, click on the F8 function key, once every
second: Click, Click Click... It should open Windows
"Safe Mode" Startup menu (If you do not see it -
restart again, and click on F8 earlier...) Now that
the Safe Mode menu open, select "Safe Mode" and hit
ENTER. In many cases, once you boot on safe mode,
Windows will correct it self and you'll be OK
- If the computer will not start - Try again to
get to the "Safe Mode" menu, and select
mode, and hit Enter.
Your computer boot slow, and work slow 1...
- The first thing to do is hit ALT, CTRL and DELETE
keys all together. First, find all those 3 keys. Then,
with left hand, hold down the ALT and CTRL keys, and
click on the DELETE key. This should open a screen with
few buttons, and on of them will be Task Manager. (Task
manager may be open right away.) Click on the "Processes" tab. In
XP, you should see about 37 - 41 processes. For Vista
the numbers are 65 - 75. If you see
more then that, most likely your computer is loaded with all kind
of unnecessary processes that are occupying memory and
killing your computer performances... Then, click on the
tab FP usage. If you see more then 300 MB in XP, or
800MB in Vista, you probably have too many programs
loaded, and your computer's performance sucks. See below
(2) for remedy.
Your computer boot slow, and work slow 2...
easy way to detect the symptoms of over loaded computer
with crap is look at the
System Tray - that
would be at the lower right corner of the screen: If you
see a long system tray loaded with many little sweet
icons - you're looking at a "Loaded
System Tray," and surly
you're computer is likely to be over loaded, resulting
with slow lazy computer. Remedy for over loaded
computer - remove unnecessary processes and program
from the startup of Windows. That can be done using the
MsConfig utility. How ever, while ease the load from
your computer, you you may disable some program that you
need. Its best to do this with someone who knows about
Your computer boot slow, and work slow 3...
- Another common reason for lousy performance is
toolbars. Many of your friends on the internet who are
offering you "free" toolbars and software are taking the
freedom to install "toolbars" on your Internet Explorer.
If your Internet Explorer top is crowded with buttons,
search assistant, favorites and what not - you own an
over load computer. Go to your control panel, Add /
Remove programs (or on Vista, "Programs and Features")
and mercilessly remove anything that looks like "Free
offer" "my..." "Toolbar" or any kind of soliciting
names. NOTE - YOU MAY UNINSTALL PROGRAMS THAT YOU
NEED OR PAID FOR. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE - LEAVE IT ALONE!
"Operating System not found" messages:
- Time to prayer... First, check if there is no disk in
the CD tray or in the floppy disk tray. If there is a
disk - God just answer your prayers: Get the disk / CD
out and restart your computer. If it is not start - turn of and please
call us. The earlier, the better. NOTE: The less you'll
try to turn on and boot - the better the chances for
You are getting blue screens...
- You are in a world of hurt... Please call us...
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