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Laptop all of a sudden running choppy

I have a dell inspiron e1505 running xp and it seemed to be working fine. Last night the power cord came out and the laptop shut off. After I put it back in, it took forever to start up and now all my programs are running choppy. I scanned with avg and nothing came up so I'm not sure what to do at this point, any help is appreciated.

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I have a question

In reply to: Laptop all of a sudden running choppy

Have you try to run a defragment, disk clean-up, or error-checking scan of the hardrive?
They can be found by going to 'my computer' right clicking on the C: drive (or your main HD), click on properties, go to the tools tab.
You can run only one at a time!

Hopefully this helps you.


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In reply to: I have a question

I ran an error check and it found a couple corrupt files but did not fix the problem. I was gonna leave it on overnight to defrag, but I get an error message on startup now that says something to the effect of "The registry cannot load the hive file: \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate"

Now I've really run out of ideas, is there any way to fix this or am I gonna need a new laptop?

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I have never had that issue back when I was using XP. I do, however have two more idea that you my want to try.

I did a web search on your "The registry cannot load the hive file: \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate", I have found a site that maybe of some use:

Be careful if you are doing any of the fixes found on that site. Also make sure the you back-up any imporant files to a CD-R, flash drive, or external hard-drive

you can try to do a clean reinstall of XP or go a get a new laptop.

Now I am out of Ideas and wishing I could be of more help.


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