Why is my laptop such a POS?

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  1. n1ck54

    n1ck54 New Member

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    So my dell vostro was pretty slow and being difficult so I decided to reformat it. Now it is back to normal in terms of alot of things (firefox is great, as fast as it ever was with no complaints) but it freezes or is just very slow doing things that are actually important. I can open windows explorer but if i try to go to My computer it will freeze. If i try to shutdown/restart my computer it will freeze at the Shutting Down screen. I have left these two things running for long periods of time (overnight to like a day and a half, especially when it says 'installing updates do not turn off your computer' :mad:) with no success. It also freezes when i try to safely remove hardware although after about 6 hours it finally told me it was ok to remove my ipod (even though i had unplugged it a couple hours earlier). I was going to try formatting again but i figured i might as well check out some advice before trying again, as i dont have much confidence it will do anything.

    So, any advice you guys can offer me? thanks in advance
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Your answer is in the first 3 words of your question.
     
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    :hs: this is the only problem ive had besides me being a total moron. so i guess depending whats wrong here im happy with my purchase
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    beat me to it...
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    After formatting, did you go through and install all the drivers? Go to your device manager and make sure there are no exclamation points
     
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    Yes I installed all of the drivers and no i do not have any exclamation points
     
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    it also freezes at 55% every time i try to install windows live messenger, a little ironic because its the `Microsoft Application Error Reporting` file, not sure if thats relevant
     
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    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    download memtest, burn it onto a CD, then remove one stick of RAM then run the test
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    How about if you use the warranty you paid for and send the bitch back to Dell and let them fix it?
     
  10. dissonance

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    You may want to try reformating/installing windows again. You install may have fucked up somehow..
     
  11. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Did you reinstall the same OS, or did you upgrade it to Vista?
     
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    Try an anti-virus such as Cyberdefender. It will clean out the crap that is slowing down and freezing up your pc
     
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    n1ck54 New Member

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    :uh: If that were an option I wouldn`t have made the thread
     
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    ill try that if all else fails
    but im not great with hardware especially on laptops
     
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    Yeah im going to try that tonight :hs:
     
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    better than a formatÉ
     
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    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Format C:
     
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    Is it packed full of dust?

    Clean that shit out to.
     

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