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« on: June 21, 2010, 04:10:43 AM »

I have included as much info about my computer that I could think of for you. I am sure that I've missed alot info you need, so Please ask me and I'll get it right to you. Here is the info....I bought my computer new 16 months ago, it is a E-Machine desktop model, we have High-Speed Internet on it, when I purchased it, it already had Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 installed on it. Probably about 6 to 8 months before the final performance, I noticed it gradually getting slower and slower. We ran AVG 9.0 on it with scheduled scans daily. I never opened any mail that I didn't know and I never visited any p*rn sites or chat rooms either. Then one day I started it up and used it without any issues for about 3 hours and then it just froze up and would not respond to the mouse clicks. I restarted it, it took forever to restart, but when it finally came back on, it got as far as the "Welcome" screen, asked me for my password, but when I typed the password into the box, nothing was happening on the screen. I tried different keyboards and different mice too, but had the same out come every time.I tried over a hundred times to start it in "Safe Mode" but got the same results, and I was never able to get it into "Safe Mode". Since I bought it with Vista already on it, I have no disk and can't afford to buy one either. I am a middle beginner at being computer friendly. But I can follow directions well. I am on a fixed and very low income and would like to try anything I can before I put it in the shop and have to go without groceries for a month to pay for it. Can you think of anything that would help me? Thank you for your time. Sheydon Steele Cry Huh? Sad Angry : PC Smash
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 03:58:24 PM »

Sounds like it needs a cleaning.
As in taking the case side panel off and blowing out any dust.
16 months is a long time to collect it.
Has it ever had the case off??
Clean the fans/blades,might be hard packed so be carefull not to break any blades.
Blow ALL the dust out from the air vents,MOBO,any where it has collected.
You can buy a small can of compressed air from any electronics dealer.


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