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Chapter 32. Do-It-Yourself Fixes for Com... > I Can't Get the Program to Run - Pg. 310

Do-It-Yourself Fixes for Common Ailments 310 I Can't Get the Program to Run If you try to run a program using a shortcut icon, the icon might be pointing to the wrong program. Right-click the shortcut, choose Properties, and check the entry in the Target text box. This shows the path to the program's folder followed by the name of the program file that launches the program. If the text box is blank or points to the wrong file, click the Find Target button and use the resulting dialog box to change to the program's folder and choose the right program file. If the program starts and immediately closes, you might not have sufficient memory or disk space on your computer. Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Click the Performance tab and click the Virtual Memory button. Make sure you have at least 30 megabytes of free space on the disk that Windows is using for virtual memory. If you have any less, you have to clear some files from your hard disk. If the program still won't run, try reinstalling it. If that doesn't work, contact the program manufac- turer's tech support department to determine the problem and the required fix. The program might require special hardware or additional software that is not available on your system. I Have a Mouse but I Can't Find the Pointer After you get your mouse working, you probably will never have to mess with it again (except for cleaning it, which we talked about back in Chapter 30. The hard part is getting the mouse to work in the first place. If you connect a mouse to your computer and you don't see the mouse pointer onscreen, there are a few possibilities you should investigate: Whoa!