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Windows going VERY VERY SLOW.. not sure what to do


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PeterBrod

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Ok so I have windows Xp pro on my laptop and it will startup after about 15 minutes but will not open anything as it freezes and will not let me ctrl alt delete or anything...

What should I do??

Even if I wait for 5 hrs... it still won't function... did that last night. haha.

I do not have the disc as it is a school loaned laptop and I am away from home for the next two weeks and don't have administration rights either?


should I just take it in to some repair service?

let me know what can be done.
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happyrock

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you could try and get someone to download and burn you a live linux cd...knoppix...ubuntu...they are complete operating systems that will run right from the cd drive... boot up with it in the cd drive and if you can use linux then its not a hardware issue but a windows problem and if you don't have admin rights there won't be much we can do...

Edited by happyrck, 20 March 2007 - 08:03 PM.

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problem is i'm doing my school practicum so i don't know anybody who would have one or don't know anybody at all.. Is there anyway I could do it all by myself with the laptop?
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in your 1st post you said ...it will startup after about 15 minutes but will not open anything as it freezes and will not let me ctrl alt delete or anything...

that indicates to me you will not be able to do it yourself..
try booting in to safe mode...
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Try some of these things.

http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/

Download and run Advanced windows care:

http://www.majorgeek...Care_d4991.html

Edited by zbd, 21 March 2007 - 08:03 AM.

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