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ItsChip

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#1 9 years ago

Yeah, everything on my Laptop is not responding, every programe I open up after about 4-5 seconds freezes and it says (Not Responding). I havent a clue what to do here, Ive uninstalled all my games, firefox, xfire and steam in an attempt to stop it but nothing. I doubt its a virus because my Norton is the only thing working and everything is secure, Ive done multiple scans and nothing, then when the scan is finished Il think, yes!! everything is ok, open a programme (Not Responding).




*Daedalus

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#2 9 years ago

What laptop are you using? What version of Windows are you running? What hardware/software have you recently installed?




ItsChip

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#3 9 years ago
The_Daedalus;4898816What laptop are you using? What version of Windows are you running? What hardware/software have you recently installed?

Inspiron 1720 Vista Ive installed Empire: Total War, thats pretty much it.




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#4 9 years ago
ItsChip;4898830Inspiron 1720 Vista Ive installed Empire: Total War, thats pretty much it.

Is this the factory installation of Vista, or have you reformatted and installed Vista yourself? Dell has a reputation for cramming their preloaded operating systems with bloatware, most of which does more harm than good.

You'd be better off backing up anything important, wiping the hard drive clean and reinstalling Vista from scratch with the provided recovery DVD. That's the first thing I did when I took my Studio 1535 out of the box. ;)




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#5 9 years ago
Zamamee;4898883Is this the factory installation of Vista, or have you reformatted and installed Vista yourself? Dell has a reputation for cramming their preloaded operating systems with bloatware, most of which does more harm than good. You'd be better off backing up anything important, wiping the hard drive clean and reinstalling Vista from scratch with the provided recovery DVD. That's the first thing I did when I took my Studio 1535 out of the box. ;)

I have the factory installation of Vista. This is really annoying me because now its at a stage where I cant even open the start menu. Im going to give Dell a ring about repair, if its going to cost me Im getting a new laptop. NEVER GOING TO DELL AGAIN




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#6 9 years ago
ItsChip;4899016NEVER GOING TO DELL AGAIN

At the very least, you've learnt a valuable lesson from all this.

Try a reinstall, after you backup stuff of course. If you can't access the drive from your computer because of this problem, take out the drive and stick it in another computer, then transfer stuff over.




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#7 9 years ago

Also, ditch Norton and get a good (and free) anti-virus program like Avast!.




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#8 9 years ago
ItsChip;4899016I have the factory installation of Vista. This is really annoying me because now its at a stage where I cant even open the start menu. Im going to give Dell a ring about repair, if its going to cost me Im getting a new laptop. NEVER GOING TO DELL AGAIN[/QUOTE] There's no way it will cost you, but realistically there shouldn't be anything to repair, unless you've got broken hardware. If it's a software issue, as I suspect, you're on your own to just reinstall the operating system.
The_Daedalus;4899063At the very least, you've learnt a valuable lesson from all this.

I've never understood when people say things like this. Dell is a good company, and they make some of the best computers in the notebook market. I hardly think one bad experience justifies a lifelong boycott. The same could just as easily happened if the machine were an Asus, HP, Lenovo, Sager, Sony, or Compal.

In my experience with 4 different Dell machines over the past 6 or 7 years, I can safely say they're good products. I believe your case is the exception rather than the rule. [QUOTE=*The.Doctor;4899219]Also, ditch Norton and get a good (and free) anti-virus program like Avast!.

Seconded.




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#9 9 years ago

Zamamee;4899267I've never understood when people say things like this. Dell is a good company, and they make some of the best computers in the notebook market. I hardly think one bad experience justifies a lifelong boycott. The same could just as easily happened if the machine were an Asus, HP, Lenovo, Sager, Sony, or Compal.

In my experience with 4 different Dell machines over the past 6 or 7 years, I can safely say they're good products. I believe your case is the exception rather than the rule.

I know it might appear that way, and with most others that's probably the case. But, out of the five Dell machines I've had in the past, not one of them hasn't had problem, and abismal tech support to go along with that. Also, unless you're getting something that's bargain basement cheap, Dell machines tend to be overpriced.