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My laptop was starting up ok, but kept freezing when trying to access any programs, after re starting it seemed fine, but all my internet favourites have disappeared - not a major problem, but main thing is all my photo folders have gone - bad times, is there any way I can get them back?

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  • figgi Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks, I had already tried this.


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Click start all programmes>accesories>system tools>system restore and restore to an earlier date

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thanks for the details

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this is what I would start with.

1. if you're new to the computer.. check for viruses and malware in general or better yet do a clean reisntall of the os. (it problably would be faster particularly if you don't have any info on it since you're using it for games) then test your games and see how it behaves... if the problem is fixed.. you may have had a software issue or simply malware or some virus.

2. you did a clean install and it kept freezing up on you (that's when it gets interesting).
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b. if the network adapter is a pci card..check for new drivers then test if it does not work uninstall from device manager and uninstall card phisically and test running some games off the hdd or cd/dvd drive, (feel free to try to use your onboard network adapter if avaliable.. don't forget to enable this one if it was disabled on bios) and test

3. if you're a gamer and your old pal (the one that got you the computer was one too) you very likely have a good video card on your system.. check for new drivers then test if it does not work uninstall and then use onboard video adapter and test...

4. you tried 2 and it kept happening... first thing I would do is do some checking on the memory: if you have 2 sticks of memory.. run the computer with one memory stick at a time and test (one memory stick at a time)

if it only has 1 memory stick.. get a new memory stick and test the system with the new memory stick.

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