Computer non-responsive

March 30, 2009 at 08:30:49
Specs: Windows Vista
I cannot save or open files; cannot empty the recycle bin, cannot run IE, cannot launch browser/open dialogue boxes to upload video, document or photo files, etc.
I am nearly ready to throw my computer against the wall. I just had the harddrive replaced in October, it was less than a year old.
stupid me, didn't have the money for an extended warranty, so it is no longer covered...and now my adapter/power supply is on the fritz again.
oh, and it's an HP

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March 30, 2009 at 10:58:15
"...oh, and it's an HP..."

... hi "mom4navy"

... can you please post the exact model details perhaps we can tackle this from another angle

... thx

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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March 30, 2009 at 16:57:34
HP DV6000 - and I have been informed that my motherboard is fried, so now I'm just looking for a new computer - something cheap (read, <$600) and that I can finish my bachelor's on. I can give you the full sob song-and-dance, but I won't. just know that I really, really, really need to salvage my computer if at all possible.

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March 31, 2009 at 00:13:35
... what happens when you press F11 key @ boot-up?

... or try alt+F11 keys together

... OR

... START > Control Panel > Administrative tools or shorter way:

... START > run >[type] compmgmt.msc [press ENTER]

... then Disk management

... Find which is recovery partition

... Make Mark partition as Active

... Then restart pc.

... before you try any of this save ALL you need as it will wipe the laptop clean like NEW if it works

... do you have this problem aswell?:

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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March 31, 2009 at 01:40:58
If your PC boots to Windows, then you have a working system.

It could be a virus or viruses that render your PC inoperable or you may have a program that leaks memory.

Open Task Manager and click Processes tab. Do you see anything there that consumes a high amount of memory/RAM or CPU utilization ?

Hope the above helps.



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March 31, 2009 at 11:08:48
Okay, here's the thing - I can press the Fkeys and get into my bios, etc. run the tests, system restore and whatnot, but when I reboot, it tells me the last thing done failed. when I run a system restore, it tells me the restore needs to be done in my administrator mode and I run it there. When I restart, it tells me that the system restore failed and I need to restore to the point prior to the first system restore. So, I do that, and it tells me THAT system restore failed.
I called a computer tech and they said my motherboard is fried and my best bet is just to buy a new computer. She said if I could take it in and let the school's techs look at it, they'd love to help - as they are in VA and I'm in TN, that isn't going to happen. But, she also said as my motherboard is fried, all they would do is try to replace parts - basically, rebuild my computer from the ground up.
Now my question is - do I buy a $600 Acer that runs Windows, or what?
Thanks for your assistance. At this point, I cannot even restart my computer. The power supply has failed.

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March 31, 2009 at 11:58:05
... I am NOT talking "system restore"

... try alt+F11 keys together @ boot-up

... I am talking restore to "factory condition" ie it will[should] wipe the laptop clean as it was when brand new!!!

... read it again

... it should wipe the drive and have windows Vista on like it was brand new MINUS any other files photo's ,love letters, bank details, virus's etc

... buy another power adapter!

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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