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Topic # 9303 5-Sep-2006 23:02
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My IBM Thinkpad is crawling. I formatted the drive, but it took 6 hours to load windows and at restart, the laptop goes to sleep it takes so long to start up.

3 months agao, it was slow, but operated ok. Now, where di I go from here?
Did I not format the problem away or is the processor dying?

TofP

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  Reply # 45527 5-Sep-2006 23:15
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Its possible that you have an over heating problem. Make sure theres is no big build up of dust round the fans.

I had this problem with my Dell Inspiron 9100, turned out there was a thick layer or dust and fluff between the fans and heatsinks so that it was badly overheating a was slower than crawling.



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  Reply # 45537 5-Sep-2006 23:54
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wow last thing I would ever think of. I will try it.

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Reply # 45542 6-Sep-2006 07:52
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Also check that you have not changed any BIOS options. Some CPU caching options will slow down the processor to a crawl if turned off.








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  Reply # 45548 6-Sep-2006 10:19
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check bios at start up?
What should be enabled?

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  Reply # 45562 6-Sep-2006 17:20
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towerofpower: check bios at start up?
What should be enabled?


That depends.. did you change anything before it got slower?

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  Reply # 45605 7-Sep-2006 09:58
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Load defaults in Bios is always a good start. ;p




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  Reply # 45675 8-Sep-2006 23:28
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Was able



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  Reply # 45676 8-Sep-2006 23:31
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was finally able to format the drive, but loading windows has been tedious and not much of an improvement



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  Reply # 45751 10-Sep-2006 00:57
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Stop 0x0000007A or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

This is beyond me

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Reply # 45758 10-Sep-2006 11:03
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The explanation is clear:

Stop 0x7A is usually caused by a bad block (sector) in a paging file, a virus, a disk controller error, or failing RAM. In rare cases, it is caused when nonpaged pool resources run out. It is also caused by defective hardware.


Your computer is faulty somewhere. Either the HDD is dying, or RAM is not working ok. Either way you will have to replace some parts.





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  Reply # 45767 10-Sep-2006 12:30
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Agreed. Probable harddisk or memory problem which is also consistent with the machine's speed issues.

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  Reply # 45886 12-Sep-2006 13:44
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I have replaced and upgraded  memory on desktops, but never a loptop. Where can I go for instructions on this IBM Thinkpad t22 2647?

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  Reply # 45887 12-Sep-2006 13:57
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IBM's website would be a good start. ;p

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4PEHK5

But I'd suggest running a memory test program like memtest86 over it first.

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