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Many problems-dirty disk?,PCI comm. controller problem, NVIDIA problems, freezing up-must use CTRL=ALT=Delete-to unfreeze. my hard drive is partitioned with the letter "D:"=Recovery-but for some reason its full and please help!! AGGGH!!

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  • cross42674 Sep 12, 2008

    Hi,

    well for some strange reason defrag won't work even in safe mode-annnnd!!, my windows defender will not update! I just bought this computer in febuary, and i'm very frustrated.

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When you boot, press F8 to reach the windows menu and select Safe mode. Clean and Defrag the disk. Go in the Device Manager and erase the entries under Graphic-Controller. Then reboot.

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