Laptop only works in safe mode

Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook
July 2, 2009 at 04:41:46
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium
A few weeks ago my laptop was telling me that I needed to buy a new battery, as the life of my current one was running out. I've had my laptop for about 18 months so far. So I looked on Dell's website and found out that a new battery for my laptop was like £100, so I thought it'd be OK to search for one elsewhere. I found a compatible battery for about £45.
I only tried the new battery about a week ago, and I did what it told me to do; charge it up fully, and then drain it fully lots of times. When I tried to "drain" it by using it, this is when my problems started.
I would log on and then a couple of minutes later it would completely freeze, and then I would have to hold the power button down until it turned off.
I thought I could use my old battery for a while longer, as I thought it had a little more life left in it.
Now the same problem is happening; it freezes after I log on.

I can only use my laptop on Safe Mode now [on either battery] which is really annoying as I can't do much. I have done a couple of system restores, which didn't really help.
I do have McAfee, and it keeps telling me that "My computer is not protected"; when I go to 'Fix' it, it tells me it can't because of a few errors.

Does anybody know how I can fix my laptop?

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July 2, 2009 at 06:57:55
... click this>>>battery fix

... try tapping "F8" key @ boot-up select repair

... scroll down to >>>Advanced Tools Overview<<<click



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