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Old 05-25-2016, 11:49 AM   #21
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If your hard drive or some other hardware is getting ready to die, due to age or other problems, that will make booting unpredictable..
Rebooting may work for awhile , until it totally stops working..

I couldn't see the video.. but computers don't last forever...you can replace parts if it is cost effective to do that, but sometimes not worth it on older machines...
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:37 PM   #22
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Melody, a "blank blue screen", sometimes called the Blue Screen Of Death is not a good sign.

Getting a BSOD often usually suggests a hardware problem.

The info here about Safe Mode might help; What is safe mode? - Windows Help in terms of trouble-shooting.

As Jo*mar has implied, maybe (if funds allow) the time has come to think about a new machine?
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:31 AM   #23
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Melody, a "blank blue screen", sometimes called the Blue Screen Of Death is not a good sign.

Getting a BSOD often usually suggests a hardware problem.

The info here about Safe Mode might help; What is safe mode? - Windows Help in terms of trouble-shooting.

As Jo*mar has implied, maybe (if funds allow) the time has come to think about a new machine?
Cant afford a new anything. All money goes to Alan'd copays, bills, etc. We owe from all the hospitalizations from last year. It is what it is. Alan could have died ladt eeek from food poisoning. Thank god I had activated charcoal in the house. But to be alone in NYC with no one to call and he was so dehydrated, well I just cant put us in that situation again.

But he is fine , eating me out of house and home.

Anyway I have a quedtion. My laptop worked fine last night. Was able to watch movies. Vifro quslity was exceptional. This morning it turned on just fine. I am not home now so I am on my Kindle Fire. Here's my situation. I use my laptop as a desktop. No battery. Been doing thid for three years.

With no problem. I never touch the charger. Last night after watching videos, i touched the charger, it was hot (the brick part I mean) not the eires coming out of each end of the brick. I went online and it seels people attach fans to the charger so it doesnt overheat. I have a bettrr idea. I have lots of those frozen ice packs in my freezer. Cant i take one, wrap in a towel, place brick on to so it stays cool. It would not get wet at all. What do you all think?

Thanks so much.

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Old 05-26-2016, 10:50 AM   #24
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The charger box part does get fairly warm normally, was it too hot to touch?
If too hot to touch or hold then it could be a safety issue, maybe not the correct size or defective...

I just checked dh's laptop but he isn't actively using it right now, the box part is cool.
*you might compare how warm yours gets during active use vs laptop on but not using it...

I wouldn't recommend ice thing. Maybe a little rack or something to lift it up for better air circulation?
And keep papers and such away from it..
But you might mention it to the guy where you got this one, maybe try a different one to see if it does the same thing or not..
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Went back to computer guy. Told him of my concern with the hot brick thing. He laughed, told me to touch all the bricks connected to all the laptops he was either repairing/upgrading.

All were HOT.

So......I have asked many people who have laptops. Same thing.

Oh, I discovered one thing. It gets hotter if I'm watching a video than let's say I am on here posting.

Oh boy, the stuff I continue to learn about the computing world.

lol

Thanks so much for all your help.

Oh, get this. the computer guy hooked up this AWESOME mouse to my laptop. I normally use a cordless mouse. Works fine.

Left it home because he has all these mice in his stable of hardware.

He takes out this red powerhouse of a mouse with all the side things on it. I said OMG, that's a mouse?" He laughed and said 'Oh, that belongs to my son, he's a gamer"

I said "I bet he has an Alienware computer'

the guy just looked at me as if to say "how the h does she know about Alienware?"

Then when I showed him videos of why I brought back the laptop, (it kept indicating I had no internet acess when I WAS ON THE INTERNET). I wanted to prove to him that I was indeed on the internet even though on the bottom right when I right clicked it said "connected" and then underneath my wi fi name it said 'no internet access'

The guy looked at me and said (in a low, slow, voice like when people are talking to OLD peopld), he said "You do know that you can tell you are on the internet by looking at the bottom right of the screen"

I looked at him and said "Fool, I've been doing computers for 35 years, seriously?????"

He looked at me and said "OH"

rofl.

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Old 05-28-2016, 11:55 AM   #26
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If your hard drive or some other hardware is getting ready to die, due to age or other problems, that will make booting unpredictable..
Rebooting may work for awhile , until it totally stops working..

I couldn't see the video.. but computers don't last forever...you can replace parts if it is cost effective to do that, but sometimes not worth it on older machines...
NEW THINGS HAPPENING WITH THIS COMPUTER. Need to pick all your brains.

Last night the MCaffee anti virus guy (I get that with Optimum Services) helped me download this huge anti-virus software ( I had this with Vista also). My internet kept fluctuating. (his words). I went to my router and made sure all connections were secure (I had moved the router earlier and maybe I knocked something loose??) After that, all was well. Anti-virus software downloaded. No problem.

I then called Optimum tech support and said "I want to also turn my laptop into a tv please help me download the Optimum App on my laptop.

We did it together, tested it, no problem. So last night I added TWO huge programs to my computer.

Oh, FYI, I went to see how much memory is on my computer and this is what it said

39.1 GB FREE of 74.5 GB


Under System it said
Installed Memory (RAM) 2.5 GB
32 Bit operating system.

This morning I went to turn on my computer . Lights were flashing. no Windows 7 screen. Did this again. Same thing.

Powered it off, safe mode screen popped up asking me if I wanted to start in Normal Mode. I selected that. Nothing again.

I then powered it off, safe mode screen popped up asking if I wanted to start in safe mode. I clicked on Start in Safe Mode. It did, all icons appeared. I then went to bottom left, selected Restart, and it came up just fine and there was my Windows 7 screen and I am online and here posting this question.

Why is this happening. I don't want to keep bringing this computer back and forth if this is something I can fix myself.

Does the fact that I added two BIG programs to this computer make it harder to load up in the morning.

Something with my startup folder. What do I need to uncheck (if anything I mean) to make this load in a normal way when I power it up in the morning?

I actually waited 20 minutes initially this morning for that Windows 7 screen to appear. Nothing. Like I said it took 3 tries, only to necessitate me going into Safe Mode to be able to restart this thing.

I wonder if at night I should just put it to sleep and see what happens the next morning,.

What happens in the morning when I power it up? All the drivers have to load and programs have to load? And do I have enough RAM? Do you think I should add more RAM? When the optimum guy was helping me download the Optimum App, I told him I had 2.5 gb of ram and he said that was plenty.

I just want to know if maybe I need to change something in the Startup folder to make this load up normally in the morning when I turn it on.

Thanks so much

And if you need me to provide any more info on this 18 inch monster, just ask and I'll supply it.

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Does hard drive make any unusual sounds or clinks - that it didn't before?
Have you or anyone run disk check, to check for bad sectors on HD (hard drive)?
Check your hard disk for errors in Windows 7
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641432
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Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7

Since this is a fairly new fresh install , the OS should not be messed up yet..unless the HD is an issue..and the HD is messing up the OS...

your Ram is fine
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Melody, I think that those are good suggestions from Jo*mar.
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Melody, I think that those are good suggestions from Jo*mar.
I did indeed run a disk check. Everything was fine. And now it is just fine. Never made any clicking sounds by the way.

Lol. Thanks do much

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