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Urgent Help Needed


FPCH New Member
Sep 15, 2007
Having some problems with my laptop. Often when I turn it on I get the Intel screen and the bar at the bottom goes just over half way and freezes. Turning off the laptop is the only way I can get past this, but sometimes that doesn't work so I have to take the battery out then turning it back on again. I'm running Vista and when I get to my desktop, it often installs new drivers - despite me not having installed any new software or put in new devices.

Here's the details:

laptop: Advent 7113
Intel Celeron M430 1.72 GHz
OS: Vista

One of the names of the drivers is:


I'm guessing this is something to do with a virus. I'm only using Windows defender and havging run scans using it over the past few days it says there's no viruses.

Anyone able to help?


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
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how hot is this laptop getting,,,is the hard drive firmly in place....
also in device manager are all drivers installed.
give them a quick check then post back