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My HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop is running insanely slow

I have a HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop. It was running perfectly fine. Then one day it just died on me. So here is the problem....Once I turn on my computer it works perfectly fine. It turns on then makes its way to the login menu. Once at the login menu I click on my user account then thats when the problem starts. It will load my background then it freezes. The start menu on the bottom will not appear nor will any of the shortcuts saved on my desktop. My mouse will move freely around but it is generally frozen.If it ever starts loading after about 2 hours of it just sitting there it moves slower then molasses. Please help.

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You may have a trojan / virus yes it will take forever to fix and restore by add remove./ /slowness/ Two things you can do new installation / lose all information. or you can go into choice menu while rebooting tap F8 key repeatedly if its not F8 ,F10, key or F6 key you will know when your there, at top of screen ,your first choice will be SAFE MOOD etc... use arrows and good to last known config that worked and press enter. now if that works and computer is still a mess hit programs asseriories system tools restore , create restore point and click on the calender, and pick a earlier date. if you do this correctly the computer will do the rest and reboot and restore .ALLOW COMPUTER TO DO ITS THING IT MAY GO BLANK, JUST LEAVE IT ALONE AND IT WILL BOOT UP BY IT SELF ONCE ITS COMPLETED IT CAN TAKE TIME. GOOD LUCK

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