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Laptop works fine in safe mode but freezes in normal mode

Im using a dell inspiron 2200 laptop was working fine now it just freezes up when i start it up but its ok in safe mode but no sound please help

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  • kenzobongo Dec 28, 2008

    every time i try and restore it dont work either, when i press the next button nothing happens should i try anything else

  • kenzobongo Dec 28, 2008

    ye i have a few cheers but can you tell me how to get rid of it ???

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, but system restore won't work and I can't download the malware scans.



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Okay, easiest first. In Safe Mode, your sound won't work. Safe Mode means only enough drivers to make your PC more than a doorstop get loaded, so that's okay.

Second, if it boots to Safe Mode without difficulty, try running System Restore in System Tools. Go back to some date before when your issue started. That should get you going. Don't worry, your data files will not be affected in System Restore. I hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Edward Morgan
    Edward Morgan Dec 28, 2008

    Okay, you don't say if you might have gotten dinged by some malware, so try

    (a) booting to "Safe Mode with Networking"

    (b) log in as Administrator

    (c) go on the web to or and try the online virus/malware scans. They may find an issue or three that's gumming up the works.

    Post back how this went.

  • Edward Morgan
    Edward Morgan Dec 28, 2008

    If you're running one of those online scanners like TrendMicro's HouseCall or BitDefender, you should be able to remove the malware. Just run the full scan and follow the wizards to remove the files. Post back how it went.



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