How come my Dell does not power up but when it is plugged into the wall I can hear a fan? 

by on January 27, 2012


i HAVE A DELL SPIRON 1440 AND IT DOESN’T POWER UP (obviously no display) but when plugged in to a wall outlet you can hear the fan nd still no display. M thinking the battery is defective but i want to make sure i replace the right part.


Why do I get messages that say boot manager compressed when booting Windows 7? 

by on November 17, 2010

Q: I have a laptop that was given to me. It has Windows 7 and when I boot the computer it says boot manager compressed. I don’t have windows disk. How can I fix this problem?


Why does my computer start up with a gray screen? 

by on November 16, 2010

Q: For the second time as I start my computer the screen remains gray. I have to pull the plug out and put it back in again after which Windows will start. But I get the message that Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this. My question is what could be causing this?


Why do I get an error saying operating system not found when I try to start my computer? 

by on November 10, 2010

Q: I have a Compaq and when I turn it on you hear a continuous clicking “spinning” sound and get the message saying operating system not found on any device press any key to try again. Please help.


How come I cannot get on the Internet when I restart my computer? 

by on November 7, 2010

Q: Whenever my Toshiba shuts down and I log back on I cannot access the Internet unless I restore history. How do I fix this?


How come my computer only shows me information about my computer but never boots into Windows? 

by on November 4, 2010

Q: When I turn on my Dell Inspiron laptop it acts like it’s going to start by showing the Dell logo, then it goes to a black screen with information about the computer on it and it wont go away. What do I do?


Why does my computer start and restart by itself? 

by on October 30, 2010

Q: Computer comes on by itself and revved up and down and restarts and does the same each time. What could be the problem?


Why does my laptop shut off at start up? 

by on September 14, 2010

Q: Why does my laptop shut off at start up? I can get in on safe mode with internet but not safe mode.


How come my computer says I need to replace hal.dll to start? 

by on August 28, 2010

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and it crashed. When I go to turn it on it says “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll”. It says to please re-install a copy of the file but the only disks I got with my computer was a Roxio Creater re-install, a application disk for re-installing Cyberlink PowerDVD and a Windows XP and Windows Vista re-install (I tried to re-install Windows XP but it freezes). I don’t have the money to go have someone fix my computer is there anything I can do to fix it. And if there is explain in details in not a computer person.


How come everything on my laptop freezes once the Windows 7 welcome screen appears? 

by on August 28, 2010

Q: My laptop will turn on but once the Window 7 welcome screen comes up the mouse and whole computer freeze. What can I do?