for your desktop, you should post or send me the "System.log" which is in TE2009 directory.
Try to update your video driver, if your video card is a ATI / NVidia / Intel , then use Google to look for : ATI / NVidia / Inte drivers.
for your laptop, I'm not sure what's going on, maybe try to turn off any antivirus & firewall you may have and see it's better or not...
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