Laptop brok on me

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frank_fg
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Laptop brok on me

Post by frank_fg » Mon May 05, 2014 7:57 am

:sad:

Hi!

I'm sad! my laptop went bad on me, never work on one before, my hope is that I can fix it with your help.

It turn on that good.

It come on saying waiting for windows, then the mouse appears, then waiting for windows disappears.

But the mouse stay on screen.

What is that telling me???

Its an old computer, I here that laptops are not great to work on.

If I had clue what to look for it would be interesting to try.

Thanks

Frank G.

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Re: Laptop brok on me

Post by frank_fg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi!

Thank you for responding.

I got your answer on the NUTS & VOLTS magazine, unfortunately that was not the problem.

But it did lead me another thought.

It turn out be Window 7 causing the problem.

My computer was made in 2002 for XP use, and therefore not accepting updates from Window 7
therefore blanking my screen out. I was told to leave it on for a while and hopefully Window 7 updates will come in.

So far no lock.

Thanks
Frank G.

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Re: Laptop brok on me

Post by dacflyer » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:08 am

try to revert back to XP is the only suggestion i can think of..

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