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Help with DEll And Vaio laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron8600 And Sony Vaio PCG-K33. Both are not working properly the Sony I have tried everything to get on my wife told me that when she ran it last she saw this pop up that said she had a virus and tried to close it but couldnt now i cant cant get it past the sign on even in safe mode it hangs with nothing but safe mode showing in the corners no menus no clicking the middle screen to pull up menus no icons nothing i can do F8 but evrything i have tried on there hasnt worked either. Is it fried? The Dell is my Mothers i have opened the device manager and found yellow question marks in front of other devices and then sub listed- Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, Network Controller, PCI Modem, and Video Controller (VGA Compaible) I am guessing none of the drivers have installed and i am now lost I have tried to reinstall every disk that has been with the computer i wiped the whole computer then reinstalled everything and i dont have a clue what to do next.

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  • wmhill77 Feb 17, 2009

    i mean with the sony it does absolutely nothing it allows me to sign onto the computer then it opens my settings and it shows the background nothing else and freezes.

    For the Dell i can not access the internet anyway i have tried ethernet or wireless



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Heres what you do. go to computer with internet access. go to
select small business, select support tab, select drivers & download, enetr tag# from bottom of dell+
sone, what do you mean get on?

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