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My toshiba satellite A215 has always been slow and has always had trouble turning on. Now it just freezes or goes black every time you leave it alone . . . sometimes it freezes when i'm working. i'm a writer. this is driving me crazy.

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  • greenbaum Jan 26, 2009

    Thanks for your help. Okay, I deleted skype from my desktop, but can't find it in my programs (you can see I'm not very literate this way) and it came up when I started the computer. Then the thing froze.

    I did the defragmentation which gets done every week on schedule . . . you know, I'm wondering about the skype thing. I see other people's webcam didn't work, and not only didn't mine work it would crash the machine. ? Related perhaps? and how do I exterminate it?


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remove any programs you no longer need from control panel add remove
then do a disk cleanup from start-program files-accessories-system tools then restart run disk defrag
do you have programs start as soon as you turn on pc
like msn etc
this will slow it down

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    DEKR Jan 26, 2009

    uninstall skype and the restart

    then reinstall it

    just remember your cam has to be setup with skype

    uninstall any unused programs you have do a windows update


    Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on
    Audio Settings
    and set the Microphone and Speakers
    to the computer Audio Card.
    Then click on the Video Settings.
    The camera if installed properly
    will come up and show a picture.
    Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.


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