11-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
OS: Windows Vista
Hi guys, I'm really not sure if this is the right location for this thread, but hopefully you can help me out.
My laptop has had problems in the past... It's 5 years old now, and an Inspiron 1545.
Previously I have had a problem with my internet, it didn't work at all (there was once a point at that time where it briefly worked when I plugged it directly into my router), but apart from that I've always used wifi.
Ried if you're reading this I'm sorry I never returned to that thread!
I got the laptop completely wiped and all my drivers reinstalled, according to the team who did it the computer was full of viruses.
Now, a year later, the internet isn't as it should be.
The only wifi enabled device I have in my house is my iPod Touch... which I can't find, so I don't know if the problem is due to my router/ISP... but from the outlook the router looks okay, all lights on it are green.
Anyway, on Friday evening I had just booted up my laptop when I dropped it upside down from about 20cm.
I went onto my browser (Firefox) and noticed that the webpages took so long to load...
I tried downloading a file from a VLE site about 1 minute ago and it was 1.5MB and is going so incredibly slowly, 28.0kb in and it says 11 minutes left; it used to take about 5 seconds
My ISP is TalkTalk and I'm trying to find out if they're having problems... but I think it's my laptop.
In the past month or so it might be worth noting that everytime I boot up my laptop there is a black screen with my cursor on it for about 1 minute before the WIMP appears (upon checking the task manager during this time, many services are seen as being "stopped".
Please help me out! Also currently I know my internet is working but the little icons indicate it's Local only and not internet and local, shortly after it's now back to local and internet