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Huge Problems With Laptop

Hi all, Im a novice to the computer world and my laptop lately has decided to really start playing up.
The major issues seem to be it wont run some programs, it wont let me install programs, It wont let me run a system restore, In the taskbar the Internet Connection Icon isplaying up, and it isrunning really slow all of a sudden.
Im running Windows Vista Basic service pack 1 32bit, It is a Presario CQ60-120TU, Intel 1.66Ghz, 2 Gig Ram, 150Gig HD.
Now inmy search online I have tried the following steps. I have run SpyBot S&D and have also run Avira antivirus and both turned up nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this has only recently happened and its starting to really bug me


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  • blaydehawk20 Feb 17, 2009

    Theres onlyone problem with that, and thats when I bought the laptop it didnt come with the OS Install CD. I really only want to format as a last resort.
    The other problem I forgot to mention as well is that it doesnt shut down properly.
    It goes to the "Logging Off" part and then just doesnt do anything. I have to hold the power button in to turn it off.
    In my online searches one site recomended removing the battery and then switching on, apparently that reset some type of memory and took it back to normal startup sequence, but after I tried it it still came up "Shut down not properly completed" or whatever it says.

    So in saying that if anyone has any ideas which dont require a format, id be eternally gratefull.



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Hi there!!

I believed that you already tried your best. However, I have this suggestion, try to reformat your laptop and do it all over. But make sure that you have all your drivers and OS with you!
Perhaps, you have missed something! believe me, I had the same problem as yours. Good luck! take care!

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    Dennis Jambalos Feb 17, 2009

    hello again!

    Just want to know, did you check the recovery system or disk? usually, if doesn't have along with the OS and driver in a CD, it will be already installed and all you have to do is to make a back-up.

    Anyway, I found this site might be helpful for you

    Try this as well, please go to control panel > power option or management and check the settings if its logging off or shut down. just select your preference.

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    Dennis Jambalos Feb 17, 2009

    hope it will help you! cheers!! don't forget to mark!!


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