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    Default Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Visat machine (Home P)
    Sony Vaio
    Ram 4gb
    32 Bit OS

    Recently this has become slow and then, if I log in, on normal mode, it freezes, very quickly. I have always been uptodate with AV and run SpyBot and CCleaner on a regualre basis.

    If I start in safe mode (any) I am fine, PC rins fine, no freezing no issue.

    Any ideas?
    What I was going to do is clear the system.
    Take apart and clean of dust/debirs
    Do a fresh install of OS

    Also run HD check, no bad errors.

    Any ideas, or do i call it a day. Not sure, how old machine is, but I do recall, I was one of the first wave who got the free upgrade to Win7 (but screwed that up dont ask), win 7 was not released at that time. That all I can recall.

    Currently running in SM with eEtworking to get on this

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    If you don't need to run certain windows programs why don't you have a go with Linux on a USB stick ?

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    You've got 2 things wrong , the vaio and vista .
    update to 7 and clean the fan .
    Tbf there ok laptops but they fall to pieces.

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    You've got 2 things wrong , the vaio and vista .
    update to 7 and clean the fan .
    Tbf there ok laptops but they fall to pieces.
    Well, it is old. But when I did buy, it was top of range (damn near), I cant afford that now. I know Vista is hated, I lost my win7, by the time I got aroudn to trying again, MS nor Sony would send another. I use it for work related things, so when doing such, want to be legit to be honest.

    Quote Originally Posted by emu View Post
    If you don't need to run certain windows programs why don't you have a go with Linux on a USB stick ?
    I do want to toy with Linux, but time, programs and more importantly, any down time are ill afforded right now.

    Thanks Both,

    Cheers.....Q

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    Hang on though. Why working in Safemode and not normal?

    Cheers.....Q
    Last edited by QfanatiQ; 8th March 2015 at 10:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Download 7 from ms site .
    And glue the bits that have snapped off back on .lol

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Boot to safe mode, run msconfig, check diagnostic startup, reboot to normal mode. If it works then some of your installed software is the problem. You can then run msconfig again, switch to selective startup, go to the startup tab, disable all non-microsoft items, then reboot. If it's ok do the same but this time enable some apps, reboot, keep doing this until you isolate the problematic one.

    If formatting isn't too much of a problem then download the clean win 7 isos that are stickied in the win 7 forum and install that instead. You don't want to use Sony images or vista.

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    So far so good. Opera internet explorer works fine, but even since, with the msconfig, if i start firefox or Vuze I get lock down. Something else that is causing lock down is Java when I hit continue.

    Formatting is not an issue, there are some things I need to sort, but I do try and work of the opinion, if things are on my everyday HD, then they are not essential.

    Cheers.....Q

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Cut losses man Vista is a bag of spanners after windows updates are applied runs like me on a Friday night after a few beers 3 forward 2 back

    you will spend more time patching it up rather than fixing it

    So back up ur stuff and installing a fresh copy of windows 7 will do it a world of wonders (don't try the upgrade it will fail)

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    Have you done the obvious , rkill and combofix ,then mbam

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio - Not working in Normal Mode (Vista)

    No, those are all new to me, I used to use something that now escapes me, icon was like a bomb

    Looking at those now as well.

    Not had any kind of issue for so long now, well out of the game on this.

    Cheers.....Q

    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    Have you done the obvious , rkill and combofix ,then mbam

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