Hello my computer recently started having problems it has been freezing ALOT and at time is very sluggish. Orginally it was a very fast laptop (its a HP dv9000) but now its really bad.
IT IS NOT A MALWARE OR VIRUS Problem. I have ruled that out by reinstalling windows completely (I completely erased the drive partition and reformated the drive).
Currently i now have windows 7 running on it. It takes about 45 minutes to boot!
I ran a harddrive scan at boot screen and it said that my drive is working fine. I also did a full power drain on the laptop (didn't help). I also flashed the bios and updated most drivers to my motherboard and video card. I also blew compressed air into the cooling fan. None of these worked.
Can someone help me narrow down the problem. Today my computer froze and i rebooted and now all the windows effects are gone (it looks like windows 98 now). Sometime is gets hot but i don't know if it a cooling issue or my imagination. Thank you very much!
If you are having problems you need to back up any valuable information on your hard drive. It could be a variety of problems--and some of them could result in system failure. Unfortunately laptops are not very easy to service...
(HP has the highest 2-year failure rate of any laptop manufacturer. )