|Background: I just had my MB replaced, the DC jack replaced, and got a new (not Dell & looks pretty cheap) charger. After I got it back, everything was great for 24 hours. I absentmindedly allowed the automatic updates to install themselves and now, it takes forever for my system to boot, in safe mode and normal mode. When I finally can log on, it takes another 3-5 minutes to load settings, etc. Then, I have no taskbar, cannot access any programs, and have 2-5 task managers open & can only see the networking tab. If I click on any other tabs, it says not responding. I tried to remove the updates through the control panel & nothing happens. I am pulling my hair out!|
The reason I took the laptop in for repairs (it that helps): my hubby left the charger in the dc jack & laid the laptop down where the weight of it was resting on the charger in the jack. The next morning, I went to use it & noticed what he had done. I didn't notice that I was running on battery & when it died, I couldn't get it to charge.