If the computer stops responding or a solid
blue screen appears —
CAUTION: You might lose data if you are
unable to perform an operating system
If you are unable to get a response by pressing
a key on your keyboard, or by moving the
connected mouse or a finger on the touch
pad, press the power button for at least
8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off
and then restart your computer.
If a program is designed for an earlier
Microsoft Windows operating system —
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. The
Program Compatibility Wizard configures a
program so that it runs in an environment
similar to an earlier version of Microsoft
Windows operating system.
To run the Program Compatibility Wizard:
→ Control Panel→
1. Click Start
Programs→ Run programs made for
previous versions of Windows.
2. In the welcome screen, click Next.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.