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#1 JasonChorley

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:43 AM

hey,
ive been having a bit of problems with my laptop lately.

a bit over a week ago it started running really slowly and applications took ages to load. and each time i restarted my computer got worse till eventauly i couldnt take it anymore and decided to re-format my hard drive and clean install windows xp again. however. the installer always freezes somewhere. and when i do end up getting it to finishing the installer after reboots and continuing the installer. the computer has the same problem and runs realy slow and cant install anything or run anything well. ive done this many times and even tried another windows xp disc. ive deleted all partitions and re formated aswell.

note: i have tried ubuntu 8.04 and it seems to install properly and work but has a couple of bugs such as no sound and for soem reason every 5 to 30 mins my usb devises stop working and i have to reboot my computer wich is very anoying. would be easier if i could get xp working again. is the problem hardware related? can anyone give me some ideas.

thnx for any replies.

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#2 Dr_Manhattan

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:50 AM

I recommend scanning the hard-drive with a dianostics utility and see if the hard-drive is failing. Go to the manufacturer's website of the hard-drive and download their diagnostics utility. Afterwards, put the program onto a CD and boot the computer to it. Then follow the on-screen instructions and test the HD for any errors.




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