Computer Help for Jovan
Hello friends,

    I'm posting on behalf of our friend Jovan (jovan66102), the most prolific poster on this forum.  It would appear his computer is malfunctioning, largely cutting him off from being able to write his blog or comment here, except by laborious and tedious typing on an old tablet.

    I offered I would post information about the issue he's having here, in hopes someone would know how to fix it.  So here I've quoted what he sent to me:

jovan66102 Wrote:First, the key board started sticking! Luckily my 11 year old grandson pointed out that I had an onscreen keyboard, so for the last several months, all my typing has been done by 'point and click'.

It also developed the habit of the cursor becoming unresponsive. This necessitated hard booting by shutting it off and restarting it, since I couldn't even use the 'restart' button in the power menu.

Then, about two days ago, the cursor developed a new habit! When I clicked on a tab to open it, instead of opening, it closed! I could use the restart button in this case, but another problem arose. Once it restarted, I couldn't get to the sign in screen for several minutes. Those several minutes have now become hours! After about three hours, I just got to the sign in screen a few minutes ago. And once I signed in, it immediately repeated itself. 

I've gone online to look for a solution. I've found everything from it's a virus to it's the mouse. The latter is unlikely. I use an exterior wireless mouse on a laptop with a touchpad mouse, they both do the same thing.

Another suggestion I found online was that it's a glitch in Chrome, which I use. Nope. Tried MS Edge. Did the same things there.

I should also mention that it wasn't much of a computer to begin with, but it was the best the my wife could afford when she bought it for me (and much more than I could afford!). The Windows 10 OS was already out of date when she ordered it, and it doesn't have enough memory to update the OS.

    Is anyone here able to help him?  I'd love to myself, but I've been away from Windows for so many years that I don't know how to repair it anymore.

    Thank you very much!
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Upgrade to Windows 7.
I built my own PC and have learned a lot about building, servicing and troubleshooting PC's too.

The first thing I need are his specs (specifications) so just fill out this information as best you can -

Type of PC: Laptop or Desktop?

If Laptop, I'll need the model or product name to search for it's specs, it should be somewhere on the laptop e.g. -

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Don't need the bottom stuff and not a good idea to give it out either, I just need the Product Name such as '5th Generation: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon'

Once I have this information I can look up the specs. You also say Windows 10 was out of date when ordered? That's very odd, because Windows does not go out of date like that and especially not Windows 10 which is the latest version. What Operating System is it running?

A couple things you can try asap is unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in again, if it's wireless check batteries, also turn off the onscreen keypad if the laptop has a keyboard.

God Bless
(08-14-2019, 09:51 PM)Paul Wrote: Upgrade to Windows 7.

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(08-15-2019, 12:50 AM)josh987654321 Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 09:51 PM)Paul Wrote: Upgrade to Windows 7.


Better yet: Get a Mac.

(08-15-2019, 01:00 AM)Bonaventure Wrote: Better yet: Get a Mac.


lol noooooo! Can't help ya if u get a Mac :D
Josh987654321 is right: the make and model of Jovan's laptop will help in this. I'm Tech Support for a relatively large school system. With that, a person google the manual for it, and also look for any oddities regarding that model on the manufacturer's website. These days, my support is mostly Dell PCs running Windows 10 (up to version 1903) and five flavors of Chrome Book, as well as iPads (managed through Jamf), but I've been support most of the time for over twenty years. If you'd care to share Jovan's make and model, I'd be glad to try to help. I feel I must add, that while I don't have any older pc laptops laying around at the moment, I do have an older MacBook Pro I'd happily send his way, if needed, though I'm guessing he'd prefer a PC.
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Maybe we can pool some money to help get jovan a new comp.
I've got three crappy old laptops running some version of Linux Ubuntu. If it isn't too pricey to ship he's welcome to have one.  I think one is an old Toshiba and the other is a pretty trusty Dell Latitude. 
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"It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in a church or chapel before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. I very seldom repeat what I say. Let me repeat this sentence. It is impossible in human language to exaggerate the importance of being in a chapel or church before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. That sentence is the talisman of the highest sanctity. "Father John Hardon
Guys, I've just seen this thread. Thank you all. As I said in the thread titled 'Jovan', I've got another computer running Linux Ubuntu, but I'd like to salvage the old one as a back up, so I'll post the info as soon as I get caught up with all the things I'm behind on after a moth.
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