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Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by gfather(m): 3:23pm On Oct 22, 2007
Hello,

Can anyone help me out with my laptop problem.
i use a 60GB, 1GB RAM, Celeron 1GHz processor, Windows Xp. Recently, when ever i put my system on, it boots successfully but shuts down on it own some few minutes after i log on or while i try to run an application, but it immediately tries to come on again but its like there is something "holding it back" from doing so. Some time earlier it started by just shutting down and restarted but now its worse, it hardly comes on.

Some oine suggested id could be a virus, but i aint sure. Any one with advice or suggestion should holla me through this tread/forum or onochie_online@yahoo.co.uk
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 4:11pm On Oct 22, 2007
Hey u a Lucky bro cos i normally don't come around this Zone

nway it could either be a virus, spyware,malware or even a rootkit.

I'd have asked for screenshots to help me zero in on the problem faster but first try these steps below;

1. Download and install AVG(including AVG rootkit)
2. Download and install Spywareblaster
3. Download and install Ad-aware
4. Download and install CC cleaner which shall be used last to clean and repair your registry.

Start your computer in SAFE MODE and run all these applications one after the other and let me know how it goes here.

Lest i forget, it could also be as a result of a failing processor(encountered a situation as such sometime ago)
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by netotse(m): 10:34pm On Oct 22, 2007
bLacK GoLd:

Hey u a Lucky bro because i normally don't come around this Zone

nway it could either be a virus, spyware,malware or even a rootkit.

I'd have asked for screenshots to help me zero in on the problem faster but first try these steps below;

1. Download and install AVG(including AVG rootkit)
2. Download and install Spywareblaster
3. Download and install Ad-aware
4. Download and install CC cleaner which shall be used last to clean and repair your registry.

Start your computer in SAFE MODE and run all these applications one after the other and let me know how it goes here.

Lest i forget, it could also be as a result of a failing processor(encountered a situation as such sometime ago)

u shld kno antiviruses wont work in safe mode cos their services wont be started,

@poster,
can u start u're pc in safe mode?
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 9:59am On Oct 23, 2007
@ netotse

"u shld kno antiviruses wont work in safe mode because their services wont be started,"

That line is quite contradictory, safe mode is a windows setting(for troubleshooting) that loads default windows services but OF COURSE you can choose to start any other service or program you choose.

Please ensure you always double-check and research before making posts or contributions.

, walks away with hands in pocket
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by netotse(m): 12:28am On Oct 24, 2007
@blackgold
guy, from d first post do u think the guy'll know to do that when he gets d error message?my point is that u're trying to help someone and u're not taking the person into consideration, i'm not abt to start arguing here(plus am not sure if avg'll work but i kno der r some services dat'll refuse to start in safe mode)
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 10:33am On Oct 24, 2007
@ netotse

Please kindly pardon me as i get lost at times when proferring solutions by assuming people have a certain degree of IT knowledge, my bad grin

Anyway i guess we could both try and help the poster sort out this issue(i.e if he hasnt found a solution), Thanks smiley
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by netotse(m): 9:49pm On Oct 24, 2007
its ok, we all learn from each other here, dats wot i love abt dis forum
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by gfather(m): 10:57am On Oct 26, 2007
Thanks guys,

But so far none of you has prefered any authenticsolution to my problem. Firstly, i considered the idea of failling processor and i check up on that.
Also i CANT start my lappy' at all, so what's the concept about starting on safe mode?
Anyway, i'm still looking forward to more info from nairaland,
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by nkc(m): 4:15pm On Oct 26, 2007
i can help u, but u have to help me first, i want u to push d power button on your screen, from then take note of what u see and give me a detailed report up to d point where u get stuck, will start from there
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by gfather(m): 7:48am On Nov 07, 2007
@nkc

Thank! atleast lets see if you could help this brother out! This a detailed report of what happens when i switch my lappy on.
1. After pushing power button, DOS display asking if i want to re-install the os press F10 for like 5 secs.(normal), Power light and DVD-RW drivr lights are on now.
2. Next the OS loads, i then log-on with my password as its administrator
3. WindowsXp comes up successful but within the space of 3-5 mins (if i'm lucky) it shuts down. Power light goes off, and tries to come on again (reboot), it struggles but comes up occasionally but shuts down even before i log-on, but the DVD-RW Drive poer light remains on through out this period.
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 8:53am On Nov 07, 2007
Reinstall windows.choose the option 'keep my files' when doing so.make sure you have all your drivers and installation files of all your applications.
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 12:49pm On Nov 07, 2007
Reinstall windows

Please, could you try to log in with safe mode first and tell us how it runs

To login with safe mode

Hit F8 button when ur system starts to boot
Then select safe mode and login as usual.

Thanks!
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 1:03pm On Nov 07, 2007
mr guru, you should have noticed that he has had the problem for over a week now.

you will also observe that your suggestion has already been made before.

i had a similar problem a few months ago, and booting into safe mode made no difference.
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by gfather(m): 4:09pm On Nov 07, 2007
@oyb and Blackgold!
na wa for una o! safe mode doesnt work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anymore ideas? dont tell me this is all nairaland land has,

@nkc
holla me abeg
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 4:56pm On Nov 07, 2007
I've told you- reinstall windows.

i spent a full day battling the problem, before i gave up and reinstalled windows.as long as you opt to keep your files, you will not loose your mp3s documents etc. just make sure you use a diff user name when reinstalling. as i said - 90% of your apps wont work cause the registry wentries will be deleted.Ralvy - you may be able to give a better solution - over 2 u grin
Re: Laptop Problem: Need Help Urgently by Nobody: 11:24am On Nov 08, 2007
@ Oyb

Guy we no dey fight or contest na , u should undastand dat we both tryin to help out a bro here

Nway Gfather u may kindly follow oyb's suggestion winkand if per adventure you lose any vital documents, just get EASY RECOVERY PROFESSIONAL

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