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Problems With My Dell

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#1 oharris


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

I have a Dell XPS M1210 Laptop. It had some spyware on it that I just could not get to go away, so I formatted the drive and reinstalled everything. Now I'm still having problems. I solved some of them be reading your forum but I've still got some problems and I hope you can help.

First off, I'll browse to a web site and se the page coming up, then all f the sudden, it stops and I get a big fat "Page cannot be displayed error" as if I'm not even connected to the internet or the site does not exist. My desktop does not do this, so I don't believe it's my connection.

Second symptom, I have windows update enabled, and it downloads updates, but every time I try and install them, it always says it can't install. Doesn't matter if I try to install while it's running or if I choose the shut down and update option.

Finally, it just runs slow and I'm having problems with various applicaton crashing randomly. Media center won't run at all and I can't connect to shared folders. I'm not sure where to procede from here. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:00 AM

If you are having trouble logging into a website or Internet Explorer is behaving oddly, see:
"It's not always malware: How to fix the top 10 Internet Explorer issues".

Also see:
"Troubleshoot Internet Connection."
"Troubleshooting Internet Connection Problems"

"How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install"
"You cannot install some updates or programs"
"Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP installation"
"How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update installation issues"
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