I am the once proud, now frustrated owner of a Dell Studio 17 laptop computer running Vista. It ran great for the first two weeks, but seems to be disintegrating as time goes on. Currently, upon launch I receive the message "Catalyst Control Centre: Host application has stopped working - A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." I receive this message twice. Then about five minutes after booting, I get the message, "Google Desktop did not startup successfully".
If I allow the computer to enter powersave or hibernation, when I return to activity, all programs stop responding and I am forced to do a hard shutdown. I've also had issues where programs stop responding during use or randomly close on their own. Recently, Firefox has started having random crashes for no apparent reason, either.
I'd really love to get this all sorted out soon. I'm about to move overseas and won't have access to my desktop if this breaks down, so I need to get my machine running smoothly.
Thanks in advance for any advice and help!