Laptop Prob

  aja007 23:15 15 Apr 2009

My laptop freezes about 70% through start-up and the curser freezes (with egg timer).

Earlier today a message flashed up re Virtual Memory but disappeared before I could read it...any suggestions???

  Ashrich 23:27 15 Apr 2009

Does it freeze at the same point every time or does it vary ? Can you boot it into safe mode ( by tapping f8 as it leaves the post screen and selecting " safe mode with networking )


  aja007 01:13 16 Apr 2009

I managed to boot it using safe mode but now I've lost my wireless internet connection!!!

Any suggestions???

  brundle 01:24 16 Apr 2009

Yes, Safe Mode only loads essential drivers. Do a System Restore then reboot.

  Ashrich 23:45 16 Apr 2009

Safe mode with Networking should at least allow you to plug in an ethernet cable and have internet access that way , the fact it will boot into safe mode shows that it is probably a software problem either caused by a program you have loaded recently or something has got corrupted , so a system restore as suggested by brundle is a good starting point .


  woodchip 23:51 16 Apr 2009

How much free space you got on the Hard Drive? looks like you need to do a spring clean of the drive. get rid of cookies and temp files etc click here
If you use the above, I suggest you leave it on Default settings after setup

  woodchip 10:34 17 Apr 2009

So how did you sort it please

  aja007 15:57 17 Apr 2009

I've solved this problem but now my laptop won't reconize my external hard drive.

Any suggestions???

  Technotiger 15:59 17 Apr 2009

Try a normal re-start for external drive to be recognised again.

  aja007 16:39 17 Apr 2009

Tried that several luck!

  woodchip 18:15 17 Apr 2009

Take the battery out of Laptop removal Mains Power, Then Press and Hold Start button for ten seconds, Restart as normal and try your Drive

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