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Dell Inspiron1501 freezes up doesn't finish loading

When I turned it on and typed in my password, it was fine. My pointer shows but I can't click anything, it won't let me open anything. I have to shut it down by just holding the power button.

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  • playa691974 Oct 22, 2008

    You were both right, there was a virus I started it in Safe mode with Networking and disabled and uninstalled some programs that were harming my computer. Thanks to you both.

  • wcroyle Jan 05, 2009

    when i start sceen gives me choice of safe mode safe mode with networking safe mode with command prompt or start normally none of these will boot up ? i was able to run repair boot and it doesnt help. What can I do?


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You did not tell the configration of the system

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I would try reformatting your whole computer which will delete everything off of it


run your computer in safe mode


take it to a computer store because I would say you have a virus!

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I guess there are many programs which tries to initialize when the system starts. So try disabling it .. Goto RUN command and type msconfig and then goto startup , there u disable the programs..

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    Kanth raj Oct 23, 2008

    but u dint rate me sir!!!! anyways its good u fixed it!!!

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