Windows XP help

By ProStreetDriver
Jun 28, 2009
  1. hello, i new to this forum and i'm having more than a few problems with my laptop lol.

    anyways, first i reinstalled windows mainly because the wireless card quit working. that was the first time i reinstalled it in my laptop and its about 3 years old. so everything seemed to run fine after i also installed all the drivers too.

    the problem i am having is the computer won't turn off properly when i either press the power button or when i go to start and select turn off. it will go to the desktop background and thats it. so i have to use quick shutdown by just press and hold.

    then the computer after a certain amount of time running, most of the programs will crash that are running and it won't let me run any new programs.

    and the final problem is everytime i turn off and then start my laptop back up, all the setting reset to default. the most common one i can think of when i choose all the icon in the bottom right hand corner to hide, they reappear again after new start-up.

    btw its a dell inspiron 6400 with windows xp.

    any help would be great, thank you.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Hi, if you haven't already done so, this sounds like you should be posting this over at our Mobile forum that deals with laptops. I believe you will get some good help there.
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