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MS XP problem on boot

I just did a fresh install of XP, and when I start up the laptop. Once it is loading all of the startup programs and whatnot, and I click on a program it doesnt open it. Mind you, the hard drive goes wild with trying, but nothing. Also, this only happens when I have the ethernet plugged it, when I start up the laptop without the ethernet cord plugged in, programs start up without a problem.

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    Casey Feb 23, 2009

    it does it at home, my dads, and my moms places. all programs freeze. Task manager, firefox, cmd are the ones that i have used and froze, nothing els had i tested.

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    Casey Feb 23, 2009

    However reluctant I am to do a full reinstall....again....I will. Luckily all that I wanted on the hard drive has already been lost! I will try just installing the ethernet driver, then doing win update...then try doing all the other things, videocard, sound card, so on.

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    Casey Feb 23, 2009

    Thanks, but it didnt work.

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Is it one particular program or all?
    Also, did you reinstall your router since from your description, the problem only occurs when you connect the ethernet cable.


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Try another full reinstall, be sure to reinstall your router and download all the updates and service packs from microsoft.

Please send feedback if this does or does not work and we can take it from there.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • My reply is Feb 23, 2009

    Good luck and keep me posted on your progress.

    Best wishes,

    Mike.


  • My reply is Feb 23, 2009

    Sorry to hear you're still having problems.

    I can only think that the hard drive has worked loose or has given up altogether.

    If your laptop is still under warranty, then I suggest you return it as faulty.
    If the warranty has expired, you might try a full format of the hard drive before attempting a full reinstall (again ..... I know, don't say it. I know how fed up you must be feeling).

    Last of all. Ditch the drive and fit a new one. If you shop around they are not too expensive.
    Not an ideal solution I know but it may be your final option.

    Before you ditch it though. Remove the drive by unscrewing the cover on the back of the laptop to ensure it is seated properly.

    Good luck and apologies for not being more helpful.

    Regards,

    Mike.



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