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Urgent Help Needed

calum187

FPCH New Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2007
Messages
1
#1
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:

DFDBW SOSG-(3#S ATA Device

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?
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
885
Location
Gloucestershire
PC Experience
Operating System
#2
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
regards
danzil