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Laptop Locks-up When Inserting Network Cable


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#1 muzzles

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 07:24 PM

The inspiron locks-up when I connect a network cable or will lock-up during booting if the cable is connected. I called dell and we tried several things. Since the clock was running and something was flashing on the 2nd page of the bios in safe mode he said it was a software issue and need to reload.

I tried disk scanning and runiing panda prior.

Any advice?

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:56 PM

Solved, sort of...

Based on suggestions, I ran a Winsock fix program. It didn't fix it immediately. I deleted many data files, starting to get ready to reload, and kept running scan disk and defrag many 4-5 times. Eventually it stopped locking-up when a network cable was plugged in.

It is still sluggish and I'm debating on whether to reload. Are there some utilities I can run and then make a back-up copy? If run some reg clean apps before and thought it helped with win98.

Thanks for your thoughts

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:35 PM

WinSock XP Fix - fix XP internet connectivity

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:25 AM

Are you using an onboard NIC, USB NIC, or PCcard NIC?
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