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My computer keeps freezing, please help, ive tried everything.

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February 23, 2010 12:22:02 AM

Ok so about 2 days ago my computer started starting up very slow ( not normal ). Ever since then my computer has been freezing shortly after startup, this is why this thread has to be rushed.. Ok so when it starts to freeze. Any browsers that are up stop working, I can move them around and everything, but they just stop working. When i move them over my desktop icons, they disappear, and when I try to open up my start menu bar thinger, and click off of it, the image stays fixed in the background even though it's closed out of. I cannot open up the start menu again because the whole task bar is non responsive after that.

I have tried virus scans many times, as well as registry scans, nothing seems to work guys, that's why I'm turning to you, you guys are my last hope ! :@ Please help,

- Clark

Here is a DxDiag of my computer:

http://www.pastebin.com/m1b9e67

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February 23, 2010 12:54:42 AM

From the log it looks like the hard drive is getting pretty full. Is the log correct, that you only have ~8GB free on your hard drive?

Are there any errors in the event viewer?
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February 23, 2010 1:17:47 AM

most likely the problem is windows not hardware - this is the problem with windows XP once it is hit by a virus it is very hard to recover the working apps even if you have the best of anti virus. Try Process Explorer (search it on the net with another computer) and find unwanted apps and terminate it. Another is hijack it by micro trend. Be very careful when you terminate a process. But if don't like those apps I mentioned then just re install Windows XP.
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February 23, 2010 1:26:32 AM

Thanks guys.
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February 23, 2010 1:34:32 AM

What am i particularly looking for in process explorer?
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February 23, 2010 1:40:44 AM

If you're thinking malware, terminating processes in the task manager isn't going to solve anything. They are often the symptoms, not the root cause.

If you want to check for malware, boot into safe mode with networking (f8 on startup). Download, install, and update malwarebytes. Then do a full system scan.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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February 23, 2010 1:43:18 AM

I've tried malwarebytes, it doesn't fix the freezing...
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February 23, 2010 2:32:51 AM

If you tried the scan in safe mode, then your system is likely clean.


aford10 said:
From the log it looks like the hard drive is getting pretty full. Is the log correct, that you only have ~8GB free on your hard drive?

Are there any errors in the event viewer?


^ ?
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February 23, 2010 2:57:43 AM

Event viewer, I'm not sure what that is.
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February 23, 2010 3:04:35 AM

I have a lot of system error records... If that's what you're getting at.
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February 23, 2010 3:06:51 AM

And idk about the log, I recently deleted a lot of things from my hard drive, fearing that was the cause of my malfunction.
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February 23, 2010 4:55:51 AM

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February 23, 2010 10:41:56 AM

The event viewer is a tool in the control panel-->administrative tools. It logs system, security, and application errors.

Try to duplicate the problem, and look at the time when it happens. Then restart the PC, and go to the event viewer, and look for errors at the time it happened.
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February 23, 2010 6:03:45 PM

aford10 said:
The event viewer is a tool in the control panel-->administrative tools. It logs system, security, and application errors.

Try to duplicate the problem, and look at the time when it happens. Then restart the PC, and go to the event viewer, and look for errors at the time it happened.


I have duplicated the problem, and when it happens I have numerous System Errors when it freezes as well when it starts up..
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February 23, 2010 6:29:13 PM

Can you copy and paste some of the contents?
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