I messed with it for about an hour trying to sign on to AOL with my account with the AOL program that was already installed on computer, that didn't work. I then installed AOL from a CD I have and still couldn't get it to work, just never could get it to dial AOL to get the access numbers. Finally came to the conclusion that it needs a new modem although Device Manager said it was working fine, but that has happened to me before with another compter.
There was nothing wrong with the computer, everything else was working fine. I was in great shape.
In the meantime while waiting to get another modem her 17 year old son and 33 year old cousin have been messing with the computer and I think they probably screwed something up in the BIOS setup area. Now when you power up the computer nothing happens. I can hear the fan and I think I can hear the drive. The cd tray will open and cd lights flicker when doing so. The keyboard lights don't even flicker, that is until I read another post on these board that said to unplug from wall hit power switch, then plug back in and start. When I do that the keyboard light do flick on and then go off in a matter of about 1/20th of a second, they don't stay on long enough for me to do the F1 key thing.
I have access to the web with this XL machine I'm on now if there is something I need to download..
Sorry for the long post, I would be thankful for any help you can offer..