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 HELP Norton!!

Ok, I have Windows XP Pro and Norton 2003 System works
installed. Now my computer freezes for like 10-15mins
after the login screen, my desktop appears, i can click
on icons, but they wont load, norton in the tray is
disabled until it finish's throwing its fit... now having
said that, i have dsl, and it does not do this when my
dsl is unplugged from the back of my computer.
under the event handler under system tools, it says
somthign about my computer not being assinged an address
from the network by the DHCP server, but what does that
have to do with anything??

Thanks any help is much appreciated,
Drew



 Sat, 22 Oct 2005 04:11:57 GMT   
 
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