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System Halted,No Active Desktop, No Mouse!

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System Halted,No Active Desktop, No Mouse!

Postby goodtaste » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:16 am

Hi Brad! I'm very grateful for the help I've received here, it has been great, that's why I'm back.
It is very hot in Arizona. Yesterday my computer got very hot and kicked me out of Word for Windows. Today, even though I tried to keep it and the room cooler, it overheated again and this time, it froze. A blue screen appeared. Told me that the system was unstable, to restart. I tried, couldn't. Then it told me: system halted. Did hard boot. It goes through the motions up to Desktop Recovery. Cannot use mouse, it's gone. Used alt keys to try to navigate, cannot do it well, because I don't know very well how. I hit Enter key to try to accept the command to restore my active desktop but it won't process the command. Don't know how else to proceed. Whenever I try alt + ctrl+ del, it starts with Explorer (end task) and it does this over and over. Ultimately, all it allows me is to do is hit alt S to shut down. I'm borrowing a computer to post this urgent request for help. Can I be guided through the steps to recover my mouse and active desktop? I desperately need my computer.
Thank you very much! :(
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Postby brad » Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:04 am

Are you ok with opening up the Main "Box"?
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Postby icecube » Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:14 am

I'd bet even money that the cpu fan is dead or very close to it. You might also check to see if the power supply fan is running too.
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Postby Geekgirl » Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:59 am

I'm with icecube, the cpu fan has quit and has fried the processor......def heating issue
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Postby CherokeeRose » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:13 pm

IceCube is right, you need to replace the power supply. Anywhere around $50.oo minus or plus, depends on where you purchase it.


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Postby Jay Smith » Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:54 pm

Icecube has it! Ive had this problem and i had a new power pack and another fan at the bottem of my cpu which sucks hot air out and blows it out the back of it, then sucks and blows cold air in and ive never overheated again.

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