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#1 shuggy73

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:17 PM

Inherited a laptop Fujitsu SiemensLifebook C-1020 it has several niggling problems which are really beginning to get on my nerves now :thumbsup:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.00 gigahertz Intel Mobile Pentium 4 - M
752 Megabytes Installed Memory
Norton AntiVirus Version 11.00
Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card

XP Pro was reinstalled by a friend after a failed attempt to install SP2, on start up it would get as far as the XP Splash screen then restart and just do that over and over again. After the reinstall from a "bench copy" I had to go through all the hassle of getting it validated again with the product key. I don't have any of the installation or rescue discs.

On startup XP loads to the desktop and the Brother printer programme starts then nothing for around 3 minutes. Wireless connection is very fragile, resets every couple of minutes and more often than not reports "limited or no connectivity".

IE 7 installed, been reading that it's causing some problems for some people!

Getting a bit frustrated and would like some help on where to start

Cheers in advance
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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:29 PM

I would start with the basics,
1 scan disc
2 disk cleanup
3 defrag
4 click start then run then type sfc /scannow

With most systems, they seam a bit flakey around the edges, I have used tune up utilities 2007 (30 day trial) to smooth of the edges with rather astonishing results, I would recomend you use this tool

Then I would go into start run then type msconfig, and disable some startup items.
Then I would go into start run then type services.msc and disable some services.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:01 PM

Did you go to the Fujitsu site to obtain and install the motherboard and other hardware drivers?
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:36 PM

Didn't reistall the dardware drivers! Or I don't think so, like I said it was a fiiend who sorted out the problem with XP.

Is it worth mentioning that the laptop runs very hot and the fan rarely runs.

Is it worth updating the hardware drivers - is it difficult to do?
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:47 PM

The laptop has a decent spec, try ctrl+alt+del, and find out how many processes are running on it.

Regarding updating the drivers, it is usually straight forward, just make sure to download the correct driver from the manufacturers website.

To find out what version of various drivers are installed, go to the device manager, right click on mycomputer, go to properties, then to hardware then device manager. double click on an entry to get the details.

Regarding the fan not working, If you are feeling brave, open up the back of the laptop and cleen any obstructions on the fan.

hope this helps
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:40 PM

I know you inherited the laptop, but you may be close to loosing it.

Letting it run without fans is asking for trouble. The chips inside were meant to run at certain temps. Running your system without the fans can damage it perminately. It can also cause a variety of problems due to flaky processor and memory glitches.

IMHO I would leave it off until I have the fans running.

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