problems on start up

  stevennufc 12:38 06 Feb 2007

I have a laptop running on windows xp. On switching it on I get error message
Checking File System on C
The type of the file system is NTFS
The volume is dirty
CHK DSK is verifying files

It does what it has to do but sometimes freezes and my internet is running very slow.
Why is the above, help anyone.

  wee eddie 14:21 06 Feb 2007

Empty your Recycle Bin, and clear your Temporary Internet Files then Defrag your Hard Drive.

Then run a full Check Disk, all Options, there are 5 things it checks.

My Computer > Local Disk > Right Click > Properties > Tools > Error Checking > Click both. Then Re-boot your Laptop and make sure it's all running and go out to Lunch, possibly Dinner as well, it's a potentially long process.

  wee eddie 14:22 06 Feb 2007

A battery will not last long enough.

  skidzy 14:25 06 Feb 2007

Firstly try running your Antivirus and antispyware in safemode,tapping F8 on startup will get you into safe mode.

Also try:Start/My Computer/right click the drive in question,normally c: Properties tools and check the disk for errors,while your there Defrag also.

If things do not improved,try going to the drive manufactor and look for any drive diagnostic tools.

  skidzy 14:25 06 Feb 2007

Sorry wee eddie cross posted you. :-))

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