slow lap-top start-up

  crespo 00:48 29 Jul 2006
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Hey all! This is Crespo requiring some expert advice from someone out there. My laptop of 10 months is starting to act up on me. It takes about 5 mins. to actually boot up & before i can open up my browser a dialogue box appears saying "dll application error".Windows then shuts down.When i try again about 5 mins later i can actually open up Internet Explorer after clicking on 1 or 2 times & after waiting for about 10 mins for it to open.This is far too slow. It's only a few months old & only gets used at night for about 1/2 hours for surfing & research. Anybody got any bright ideas on how to improve boot-up times & general pc speed/performance - e.g. tweaking utilities, optimizer utilities etc. - cos i am totally stumped. I'm a newbie by the way. Any help will be v. appreciated.Cheers. C.

  sean-278262 00:55 29 Jul 2006

Run a virus and spyware scan and remove any nasties.

Might be a good idea to back up and do a full format and reload of windows. I usually do this every 12 months to make sure my system is in peak condition.

  Jimmy14 01:42 29 Jul 2006

laptop specifications pleasE?

  Jimmy14 14:47 29 Jul 2006

bump

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