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    Laptop that hates browsing

    Hi, I have accquired this laptop/notebook and it will not browse the web without crashing.


    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...11388_div.html

    No matter the OS, it crashes, no matter which browswer, it crashes too! At the moment, it has Windows XP Pro on it! I figured the drivers would help, so installed the latest from Compaq. I'm at a loss. sometimes it crashes straight away, and repeated crashing eventualy lets up and works. 2 other machines happily run, Windows 7 and more importantly Ubuntu. Also 2 Cell phones happily connect via Wifi, ruling out my Router.

    Any ideas appreciated.

    Mike
    If your'e going through hell, keep going! W.Churchill

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    Re: Laptop that hates browsing

    First thing that springs to mind is faulty hardware. Try using the the wireless instead of wired or vice versa.
    You could also try a USB wifi dongle.

    Failing that I would take it apart and re-seat all removable components.

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