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Old 11-07-2011, 04:48 PM
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A few days my laptop started acting weird. Internet explorer, Firefox , and safari are locking up. What's a good program to try I clean it up? I don't wanna back everything up and reinstall windows if I don't have to.
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i have had to do this a few times lately on some pcs that have been donated. Nate, give me a call and I will go thru it because i just dont feel like typing everything
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I installed advanced system care 4 on my laptop and it worked great for me. It's free and you can find it on major geeks. I was having some of the same problems you are.
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Thanks for the help Rob!
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My pleasure. If you need anything else just give me a call
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damn. BIG thanks to "bumster"! i just spent a long time on the phone with him diagnosing and fixing my issue which turned out to be a driver issue. i owe you huge man! thanks again!
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Never give up. Glad I was able to help.Next time you are down my way with the boat we need to go fishing.
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I just got mine back it started doing the same thing. tech said it was packed full of crud, I work in a very dusty enviroment, well he had to replace the hard drive said it was damaged due to heat build up, 200. down the tubes.
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i have had to do this a few times lately on some pcs that have been donated. Nate, give me a call and I will go thru it because i just dont feel like typing everything
I have a 6(?) yr. old Dell Inspiron B130 with XP - Does clean-up mean more than deleting cookies? Mine is very slow and keep getting the high memory use warnings for Explorer and Firefox - Or is it just time for a new computer?

My friend can get a good (4GB?) ACER from his work source for 550 but I have to add virus and WP programs). maybe I should just go that route.????.... I only use it for mail and internet access and photo and document storage.

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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I have a 6(?) yr. old Dell Inspiron B130 with XP - Does clean-up mean more than deleting cookies? Mine is very slow and keep getting the high memory use warnings for Explorer and Firefox - Or is it just time for a new computer?

My friend can get a good (4GB?) ACER from his work source for 550 but I have to add virus and WP programs). maybe I should just go that route.????.... I only use it for mail and internet access and photo and document storage.

Thanks
You need to do more than just delete cookies.
a great free program is Ccleaner and you should run both the cleaner and the registry cleanr. You will be surprised at how much junk is collected. Also you should run the defrag app that comes with XP . When you open defrag it will check and tell you if you need to do it or not. Ccleaner can be found here http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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Grunt, also grab TweakNow to clean your registries. It is diff from the reg cleaner embedded in CCleaner.

http://download.cnet.com/TweakNow-Re...-10262639.html

I run both those programs regularly, at least weekly.
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
a great free program is Ccleaner and you should run both the cleaner and the registry cleanr. You will be surprised at how much junk is collected. Also you should run the defrag app that comes with XP .
Great advice...

I love CCleaner and Defraggler... I use it constantly to clear out the hundreds of temp files that Adobe FrameMaker leaves behind.
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I guess the problem is fixed since I haven't heard from you .
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