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Dell computer running slow

The computers starts in safe mode, then it freezes and stops working completely, i wonder if i can erase everything and intall the software again , but how would i do this?

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Take your dell recovery cd , install it in your computer,
reboot your computer,
when your computer states to hit any key hit any key and
follow all onscreen instructions

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Dell inspiron stuck welcome screen start


Hi sugi!

When you have experienced this the first time, what you need to do is restart your computer to the Windows Advanced Boot Options* then choose Last Known Good Configuration by pressing your up/down arrow key to highlight it then press Enter. If this option did not work for you, restart your computer again to Windows Advanced Boot Options*, but this time choose Safe Mode. Once in safe mode, perform system restore by following the steps provided by Microsoft thru this link.

I hope this works for you. Kindly reply/comment for further assistance. Good Luck!


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you may have a virus or trojan; msn msnmesunserv, messenger spelt wrong is a clue (mesun), turn off system restore (so as to stop virus backups), then restart your pc in safe mode F8 on boot up and select safe mode, then run your anti virus and anti spyware programmes. restart the pc and turn system restore back on, then click Start>Run, then type msconfig, then press enter. Go to the start up tab and look for the msnmesunserv programme and untick it. restart pc again and then tick the window that pops up saying you have changed settings and not to show again, it should then run ok.

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Hi,

Most likely the driver that ha gone bad is the video driver. Let's troubleshoot the problem first by finding out if this happens on Safe Mode. Perform the following steps. Make sure the computer is off.

1. Turn on computer
2. Start tapping F8 key right away (once per second)
3. You should be looking at your screen with the Windows Advanced Boot Option menu similar to the picture shown below.

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4. Use your keyboard's UP arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking.
5. Press Enter key twice.
6. Log on to your account if prompted.
7. Click on Yes button to continue loading the Safe Mode.
8. Close any window that may come up on your screen.

In some cases, you may notice that everything seems to be in bigger size. This is normal on Safe Mode because it is using the native drivers for your computer.

If the computer freezes in Safe Mode, chances are, you might have a hardware problem. It may be the hard drive or video card. If the video card is integrated or built in to the motherboard, then it might be the motherboard.

If the computer does not freeze in Safe Mode, let us continue and hopefully resolve this issue. Perform the next steps.

1. Click on Start.
2. Right Click on Computer.
3. Click on Manage.


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You should find yourself looking at the Computer Managment window.

4. Click Device Manager to highlight.
5. Click the plus sign of the Display adapters, similar to the picture below.



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6. Whatever listed under it, delete it. Press the Delete button on your keyboard, then,
follow the instructions.
7. Restart Computer to Normal Mode.

While your computer is restarting to Normal Mode, Windows should be installing its Native Driver for your computer's video card/adapter. Eventually, you will need to re-install the video driver for your computer. Should you find yourself asking how to re-install the video driver of your computer, kindly response with your computer's brand/model for further assistance.



I hope this works for you. Good Luck!


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Mongkey
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TIPS: Is your computer slow? This might help
http://www.fixya.com/support/r8158906-diy_manual_pc_tune_up
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There are several reason for the computer to be running slow for the start please try restarting the computer to safe mode with networking (Steps given below) and check if your browsing speed is better. If your internet browsing speed not better in safe mode with networking then you need to contact your ISP to complain about slow speed.

If it is working fine in safe mode, then some of the software (example: Antivirus / Internet Security / Firewall) is slowing down your computer. Please try removing it. Also try reducing the color scheme, use a non aero theme and see if your comptuer is working fine. If so your processor is not able to take the load of windows 7 visual effects aswell as other programs running in the background at the same time

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2. Click Programs ' Uninstall a Program.
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4. Click Uninstall button.
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6. Reboot the computer after completion. b> Insufficient RAM Sometimes computer runs slow andstarts freezing due to an insufficient RAM. You have to install additional RAMsif required. b> Lack of Proper Configurations You will feel that your computeris slow and freezing if you haven't set Windows for best performance. 1. Right click My Computer.
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Is it slow when you boot up in safe mode? To boot into safe mode hit (usually) F8 while it is booting up. Let it completely boot into safe mode and then reboot again. Now is if it is behaving better.

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Overheating - does it feel hot? Is the fan running and pushing air?

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if not..
solution 2) then click on start> run > type services.msc > click ok > on right hand side in the list look for windows installer> double click it >property window will open up..if its stopped/ start it and from start up option select automatic >click apply ok..restart the computer. IT WILL WORK..
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