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#1 fas8253

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

It takes forever to boot up my Dell Inspiron 531. I try to connect to a web pag and it takes forever then freezes. I updated McAfee and ran a full scan. No virus. I dont know what else to try. I was going to reformat the hard drive but do not have a disk. Any ideas?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

You could start by reading this article which is at the top of the opening forum page.

There could be all sorts of contributing causes, corrupted or damaged files, full hdd problems, too many programs open at the same time, etc.


Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/jncDZzUvgAtMXH0nOzINbXU

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

Hey, fas8253

Just a couple of questions.

1. Do you run a cleaner regularly to remove the temporary internet files from your machine? I use CCleaner, and I run it on a schedule every night. Actually, it's basically the only purpose I have for the program, although there are many other features. I do use it to set which programs start on boot sometimes. Temporary internet files can really build up fast, and they will slow a machine. BTW, I recommend using CCleaner only to remove temporary internet files. The rest is really extraneous and not necessary and frankly dangerous I believe, especially the registry cleaning feature in CCleaner. If you decide to use it, just uncheck everything but the options for removing Temporary Internet Files.
2. Do you defragment on a regular basis? I have a defragmenter (AUSLogics Defrag) that I have again set on a schedule to run at night. This really much improves PC performance and reliability.

I keep my system on stand by at night and these programs wake the machine and run automatically. You can of course set the programs to run on boot if running them at night is not a good option for you.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

You should run the Seatools diagnostic test to see what condition your hdd is in.

Seagate has a tutorial and download on one page, so this is pretty simple, to go there click on this link. Click on the Accept button and the download button becomes accessible.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

It takes forever to boot up my Dell Inspiron 531. I try to connect to a web pag and it takes forever then freezes. I updated McAfee and ran a full scan. No virus. I dont know what else to try. I was going to reformat the hard drive but do not have a disk. Any ideas?


The title of thread relates to browser issues but your post says the boot time takes "forever".

1) Please define "forever" (how long does your system take to fully boot?)

2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

3) McAfee is awful. I urge you to uninstall it and replace it with ANY other anti virus product.

4) Please run a full scan with MalwareBytes

5) What browser are you using? Have you tried other browsers?

6) Beside the slow start and the browser problems, are there other issues with your system?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

dc3... I downloaded the Seagate thing. Now what

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Did you follow the tutorial on the same page you got the Seagate download from?

Seagate has a tutorial and download on one page, so this is pretty simple, to go there click on this link.


Bold is mine. Scroll to the bottom of that page and follow the tutorial if you haven't done so.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

I don't see a tutorial here......

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-win-master/

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Seagate moves their webpages at times, try http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/202435en .

If using SeaTools for DOS, http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en .

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

The attachment is a snipping of the page with the instructions.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Sorry for the lack of response, I'm out of town.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

seagate thing doesn't even show I have any drives....I deleted it and installed it again and same thing... no drives detected




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