1) Start up sometimes freezes, 2) Is not recognizing outlet power
1) Most times on start up, computer seems to freeze and/or take 20min-1hr to boot. AntiVir, Adware, Spywareblaster, Spybot SD, CCleaner, and Spyware Doc all say system is fine. Once computer is up and running, no problem even when restarted. But if computer is shut down completely and left for awhile, it's back to taking forever to come back up.
2) After adding additional RAM, computer is sometimes not recognizing outlet power; laptop runs very hot - fan does run.
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1. Turn the computer on or Restart the computer 2. Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again. 3. Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected, not Repair Your Computer 4. Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode. 5. When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would
If the computer boots into Safe Mode you can try disabling Startup Programs, one of these might be causing your computer to freeze. To do this follow these steps:
1 Press Start. Type msconfig into the search bar and press Enter. For XP, click on Run and type msconfig there.
Your computer freezes due to corruptedsystem files. System files corruption is one of the most responsible causes forcrashing the entire computer. Deleting or moving the system files may crashyour computer.
1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM. 2. Click Start ' Run. 3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER. 4. Follow the instructions on your screen.
System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer crashes.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.
1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout. 2. Click Registry Cleaner tab. 3. Click Start Scan. 4. The registry scan will start. Wait till it is finished. 5. As per the results, click Fix Now button to start repairing you registry.
Often good registry cleaners include built-in Backup & Restore centre thatlets you recover from an unforeseen situation by simply restoring the state ofyour registry.
Your computer freezes due to problemswith the computer memory. A faulty RAM may result in Blue Screen of Death(BSOD).
In such a case, remove the existing RAM and clean it using a soft cloth. Then,connect it again. The problem may not persist..
Your computer freezes because of a previously failed or incompleteinstallation. An incomplete or failed installation creates junk registryentries and thereby system crashing problem.
Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.
Disk Space Allocated by Unnecessary Files
Your computer freezes if the operating system has no adequate free disk spaceto perform its operations. Temporary files, temporary internet files, logfiles, browser cache and other files may occupy a large amount of your diskspace and thus generating runtime errors that crashes your system.
Using Disk Cleaner, delete the junk files from your hard disk. The steps are asbelow:
1. Click Start ' All Programs ' Accessories ' System Tools ' Disk CleanUp. 2. Follow the instructions on your screen
problems will be with:-
1:- installed memory ( not enough or damaged memory module ) RAM
2:- The Processor ( CPU ) Is Overheating.
3:- Hard-Drive. The unit may have bad or defective sectors.
4:- Computer Virus Or Similar.
Solution:- remove 1 memory module from the computer ( located on the underside computer ) boot the computer. see if this helps. try changing memory between the 2 allocated slots.
Check the CPU Fan, is not clocked with dust/debris. ( Can be accessed by removing 2 screws on the underside or the laptop ) Marked with >> or similar. remove the fan, 3 small screws and brush with a soft dry paint brush or similar, remove any dust from fan and check for blockages.
run a scandisk or hard-drive checking program, to test hard-disk unit et,c.
following these steps, should solve your problems.
Well start a bit slower then. go into the bios at startup F2, and navigate around does it freeze there. if no then start windows in safe mode F8 when windows logo shows. freezing ? If its not freezing then turn off the startup programs. Start/run/msconfig and then uncheck load startup items and start normally, click the dont show me this again /ok any freezing. If its freezing you may have a hardware issue. if you have 2 sticks of memory remove on and or /reseat them boot the dell diagnostics cd and check the cpu and memory. report back
"I never shut it off "
Hope u r hibernating the laptop..
It seems that ur lap is junked with a lot of registery files and starup files.. so it takes a lot of memory to perform its operations and subsequently it hangs up.. and i hope u have installed norton anti viurs. this antivirus needs a lot of resources. better u install Mcafee.
The best thing u can do is to install a fresh copy of windows. this will solve ur problem.. and remember keep the startup items to the min level.