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Q: Pc runs fine then freezes

I have a computer here that boots up and runs fine for 5-15 minutes and then it just freezes and nothing works.  Cannot even do CTRL-ALT-DEL, the only thing that can be done is to hold down the power button and restart.
Any thoughts?
It is a Compaq Presario model# CQ5210Y.....about 5 years old.... desktop

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Preferred Solution: Pc runs fine then freezes

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I have ran 4 Anti-virus and quite a few regestry cleaners all to no avail i have a log file for you to look at if you think you can help me please do so

ComboFix 08-01-10.2 - HP_Administrator 2008-01-09 16:37:02.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.585 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\52J4SY6X\ComboFix[1].exe

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Installr\Cache\files.ini
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images\18AAD2F8.urr
C:\Program Files\Helper
C:\Program Files\Helper\turbosearchsite.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\fwpbuddy.png
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\Thumbs.db
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\History\search2
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\prevcfg2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictmdl.dll
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmm.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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This is my new system:

Core 2 Duo E6750
Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i)
2X2 GB Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G
Asus EN8800GT

It works perfectly in Vista x64, however in XP SP2 32-bit, as well as XP SP2 64-bit, the system freezes randomly (often with graphical corruption in the last frame(s)) despite the fact that I've installed the latest BIOS from ASus, latest drivers from Nvidia, and all available XP updates from Microsoft. These freezes started occuring right after I installed Windows XP, without any other drivers or outside programs present.

I should also mention both XP versions run fine (well, they don't lock up) while in safe mode.

Does anybody have any idea what the problem is?

A:Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

sometimes this problem is due to conflict of drivers(hardware, software)or programms
and rarely to malware
in your case, as you said they work fine in safe mode,
ok, then we can suppose that either program or service would cause this
if that's right, try to disable one after one by doing this:
start ==> run ==>type "msconfig" without quotes
choose (selective startup) option and try to unckeck one by one and restart to see
for now, I have no other solution.....when I get anything new, I'll tell you

are your versions unattended?? I mean aren't they original, downloaded from microsoft or not?
and you are using Professional or Home Edition Version?

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hey guys
so i finally decided to install win7 x86 - everything went well - put all the standard stuff on there etc - i rebooted many times because of installations and updates
on my last reboot it just got stock in the bios screen (verifying dmi pool data..success! etc)
so i rebooted, same thing, took the disc out, same thing - turned off boot devices same thing
tried to use window's useless repair tools (whatever happened to repair install?) which didn't help - so i decided to format and reinstall - then it says it was unable to do that (partition error or something)

the annoying this is...is that this EXACT..i mean EXACT same thing happened when i installed vista sp1 from scratch - this happened - and to fix it i had to leave my pc open overnight with the hard drive cables all unplugged..in the morning with my fingers crossed i tried the installation again - and it worked.

my d: always disappears (single hard disk sata 233gig (250)) - sometimes it'll vanish from my computer and stuff - but this can't be the problem because the d: is a single drive on its own - my c: is a25gig partition from my e: - so it's completely unrelated.

does it matter how i replug the sata cables (2 of them) into the mother board? - they're both being recognised anyway

this is really annoying though - mostly because there isn't really an explanation - and because this random stuff always happens to my pc! - is it my hard drive because that's the only thing that would half- make sense :-/

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A:installs fine, runs fine, reboots..not fine

Did you delete/recreate the partition? If you haven't then do this first and try re-installing Win 7. I wouldn't recommend removing the watermark as that can have unpredictable results.

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Hi, all -

First, thanks for all you do to voluntarily help noobs like me keep our stuff working.

2 months ago, I had the HDD replaced on my laptop. Yesterday, it started "freezing" about 5 minutes after booting up. It isn't a true freeze as the mouse still works, but all programs stop responding and I have to force a shut down. No error messages (except that it will tell me that programs are not responding).

When I open in safe mode, everything works beautifully for as long as I want it to, but as soon as I boot normally, it does the same thing.

I've defragged, run memory tests, and everything comes up as operating as it should.

Other suggestions?

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Intel Core Duo T6600 @2.20GHz

Thank you!

A:Windows 7 "Freezes" (kind of) after boot, runs fine in Safe Mode

run chkdsk /r from the command prompt.

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

Please help me.

A:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode


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Hi, my wife's computer runs erratically (shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post), and was hoping for your help please.
Below are the PC specs:
Win edition:
- Win 7 home premium
- Service Pack1
- Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
- Installed memory (RAM): 8 GB
- System Type: 64-bit OS
Background: We recently upgraded osfrom XP to Windows 7 but had many of the same peoblems before.
- big fan of CCleaner and Glary tools.
thx in advance!

A:Computer runs erratically - shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post

Welcome to the bleeping computer forum 
Unfortunately, intermittent issues are one of the difficult fault to troubleshoot. Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info about your system.
1 ) Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below.
 Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
2 ) Download and run Minitoolbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
    Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
    -List last 10 Event viewer errors
    -List installed programs
    -List devices
    -List users, partition and memory size
Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply
After reading your logs, either me or any other forum volunteer will assist to you to diagnose the issue.
Don't ever use the registry cleaning function in CCleaner or Glary utilities. Only use them to clean the temp files. Using registry cleaners may cause unpredictable damage to the registry. If anyone properly knows which registry keys are garbage, that is only Microsoft. 

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AVG indicates that I have a virus on my computer but it seems to be running fine.

I scanned with SpyBot Search & Destroy and then AdAware and then grabbed a HJT logfile to post here. Can anyone see anything that stands out?

Thanks for the help.

Here's the logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:43:41 PM, on 3/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.traffic.bluesoftweb.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe... Read more

A:AVG Says Virus , but it runs fine???

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Hey Guys!
I'm on safe mode now which runs completely fine.
Now the problem is, when I go to normal mode, it gives me a Welcome screen then seconds later into desktop, some "dead pixels" will pop-up then the monitor will just keep closing and opening again.
I don't think the issue here is the hardware. 
Any ideas?

A:Everything Runs fine Until I get to desktop

Sounds like it may be a driver issue, look in device manager to see if you have any yellowed out items.

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I can be running the system for quite a while, and then all of a sudden, the fan goes crazy making a very, very loud grinding sound, at which time I simply put the system to slepp and then wake up and the fan runs fine again. It would seem that I need a new fan; what is the model that I should get?  Perhaps I need to clean the fan?  I do feel a breeze of air coming from the exhaust so it seems to work fine most of the time.

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This has been an ongoing issue.
It's come to the point where I'd actually like to know what's going on for educational purposes.
The games themselves run fine WHILE they run.

Whenever I play a game, it shuts the game down in 1-10 minutes or the computer will shut down. No matter what.
No other application will shutdown. More often than not just the game will shut down.

Troubleshooting I've done.

Cleaned out all parts with compressed air.
Monitored the temp of all components. Gpu not over 60. Cpu not over 75 at any point.
Replaced that graphics card.
Replaced that power supply and tested with 2 OTHER known working psus (Because this screams power issue)
Replaced the ram.
Replaced the OS hard drive and reinstalled the OS clean on a new one. (Issue occurs within Windows 8, XP and Windows 7)
Uninstalled Drivers for my graphics card and installed different ones (After cleaning the drivers out in Safe Mode)
Checked the motherboard for bulging/burst capacitors but it seems fine.
2 memory passes on my ram going through them systematically to make sure all the dimms work.

So it's the Processor or the Motherboard.

Has anyone had an issue like this before? Can anyone give me any tools to better diagnose the health of my CPU or mobo before I give up on this rig and go blow $2000 on another box.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:No games, but everything else runs fine!

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I've just noticed that one of my systems has been running fine for over a year and I'd forgotten to connect the 12 v lead on the PSU.

Does it actually make a difference? I thought the system would not boot without the 12v supply to the CPU?

A:CPU runs fine without 12v supply?

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IE 8 very slow, FF runs fine
I am troubleshooting a slow instance of IE8 on a windows 7 sp1 home premium x64 laptop. Web pages take a very long time to load in IE, and no problem in FF. i just ran DDS.SCR, log and files attached.

No ARK.TXT file was produced


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Ibo at 12:23:10 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4056.1969 [GMT -7:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32... Read more

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Beginning about a month go, my Vista 64 system has been experiencing random system instability. I fear that it has something to do with a fairly severe infection, as I have repeatedly cleaned with system with Securty Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Today, I installed the free trial of Malwarebytes' live scanning, and I have received continuous notifications that the program is blocking access to a potentially insecure website.

Attached are my DDS and HijackTHis! Log files. Thanks you for your help.

A:System Runs Fine, Then Crashes

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Well I have an exe that I run with Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 language set to Chinese PRC and I it runs perfectly, displays all strings etc. But when I run it with English as my language there's missing strings and some other stuff. So what I want to know is if I can make an interpreter or launcher, or just edit the exe in some way so it thinks I've got language set to Chinese without actually having to set it to Chinese.

I wasn't sure where to post so sorry if this is the wrong section.

All help is greatly appreciated.


A:Exe runs fine with Chinese as language....

what do u mean by "missing strings and some other stuff"? actually i dun quite get u but all i know from my experience is u hav to set language to chinese PRC to run certain chinese exe otherwise it cant display chinese character correctly

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Hi. I've been having this problem where everything is running fine anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, then usually the first thing to go wrong is I can't open internet explorer or firefox. Although if I look into the task manager, it will show more copies of them that I can't close using the taskmanager. The other problem that will occur is if I open My Computer, nothing will display and it will say (not responding). After either of these happen I won't be able to open any new programs.I did everything it said to do in the post "before you post a hijackthis log". I ran adaware, spybot, zone alarm for viruses and spyware, ran a checkdisk and a defrag. I also ran advanced windows care V2 and CCLeaner. I'm still having the same problem. Here is the hijack this log, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance:maLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:36:43 AM, on 3/31/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC... Read more

A:Everthing Runs Fine For A While, Then Problems

HelloApologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the c... Read more

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Hey guys,
I have a Toshiba Satelite A205-S6810 laptop, and I had been having a lot of random boot crashes and BSODs at startup when I was trying to run the X64 version of Windows 7. For the fun of it, my friend told me I could try his 32-bit disc for a while to see if it worked better, and lo and behold I had zero crahses on the X86 version for over 2 months. A little while later someone else had told me that they had a 64-bit disc that was working error free for them, so I thought I would give it a shot. Now that I'm back on 64 the exact same type errors have plagued my boot experience. Anyone have any good ideas as to why my laptop refuses to run X64 as well as it should, and is there any way that I might be able to get X64 working on my hradware?

If you want to take a peek at some of the types of BSODs I've been getting, check out one of my older threads:

Thanks in advance!

A:Hardware Runs 32-bit fine but BSODs with 64?

Open event viewer (type Even Viewer into the start menu search bar to find it). Look under Windows logs>Application. See if you can find any events with a red circle and a white X. Ignore any others, including warnings. See if you can find one and tell us what it says. Note, if you have Windows Live Essentials installed you may see entries caused by WLMM. Microsoft says those can be ignored, and won't cause a problem.

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I've tried both firefox and IE. They run along fine for maybe 15 minutes at the most then stop loading any page fully. I have to restart the system to "fix" it.

I have run Avast, CWShredder, Ad-aware, Spybot-- even did online scans from Panda and Housecall. There was nothing much on any of them. I tried removing programs from the startup menu that might be slowing it down. Now I'm at a loss. I ran Hijackthis, but don't really know what is needed (it is my son's PC)

ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated!

By the way his usual browser is Firefox..I only checked IE to see if it did the same thing (which it did) thereby ruling out a browser problem.

here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:05:49 AM, on 9/9/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XBoxStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:browser runs fine then crashes

The log looks fine.

How much ram do you have?

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I am troubleshooting a slow instance of IE8 on a windows 7 sp1 home premium x64 laptop. Web pages take a very long time to load in IE, and no problem in FF. i just ran DDS.SCR, log and files attached.

No ARK.TXT file was produced


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Ibo at 12:23:10 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4056.1969 [GMT -7:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:[SOLVED] IE 8 very slow, FF runs fine

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

This is not the place to as for virus help or post logs.

Please read all of the instructions found here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

After running brand new logs and reading all of the instructions, post the required logs here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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My son's PC is having problems.
He's running XP and we had a sudden power flash a few days ago where the power flashed off and immediately back on. He said since then his internet has been screwy.
The Browser (Firefox) will load up and bring up the home page. However, when I try load a different page, the browser just locks up and the CPU usage pegs at 100%. It seems to mainly be when I try to access the web. I also noticed that I have about 42 processes running at any given time. That sounds high but I'm no programmer.

I ran an XP Boost software that found about 50 invalid registry keys and I had them removed. My problem is I can't run any Anti-spywares (Adaware, Spybot) because my son does not already have them installed and if I install them on his PC, I can't get them to update files thru the web. I DID manage to install Adaware and run without updates and it said it found 300+ problems and I had them deleted as well.

Nothing has worked yet. I think it's a major spyware issue.
I also ran PCDocPro diagnostic and it said it found 413 problems. Mostly Class ID's. I'm not sure what that means.

I ran a hijack scan and if anyone can offer any suggestions I'd appreciate it so I don't have to reload Windows. I'm not sure what any of this means:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:43:01 PM, on 8/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running proce... Read more

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I had my laptop (Acer Aspire 3000) in my backpack with college books. It fell off the couch about 9in. When I started it up, everything would load, I could use my wireless mouse, but not the onboard. I could enter different programs, however when I tried to type, there were no letters produced. Here's the weird part, when I am in safe mode, everything works fine. I thought that it was an issue with windows, so I re-installed. Same problem. I took apart computer to make sure that nothing was loose. No problem there. I also ran S.M.A.R.T check, again no problem. When I ran a surface scan, there were no problems there. I am completely lost, please, any suggestion would be helpful. Thank You

A:Windows XP Runs fine in safe but not in Reg

Strange problem indeed...

Have you tried deleting the keyboard in Device Manager and then reinstalling the drivers?

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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EPoX EP-5EPA+ Motherboard
Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro PCI-E
1x SATA 120gb Maxtor HD
1x IDE 80gb Maxtor HD

For the last 4 months or so, my computer has been running perfectly except for one problem. When it is powered off, it doesn't boot again. Time and time again I reset the CMOS using the jumpers and most times it boots after maybe 15 tries. Lately, it hasn't been working and no matter what I can't get it to boot anymore. The following codes are displayed on the motherboard's LED screen

C1: Detect memory
C0: Early chipset initialization
03: Initial Superio_Early_Init switch

I have tried running with just one memory module and switching channels as well as re-inserting every single component of the computer. I have a feeling it has something to do with the BIOS and more to do with the second two errors. Everything seems to be fine besides the fans slowing down to boot and nothing shows up on the monitor.

Thanks in advance

A:Computer runs fine but fails to boot

Try flashing the bios and changing the cmos battery.

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I have HP XW8200 workstation with 3.2Ghz Xeon, 3GB RAM, 2x36GB SCSI Drives, DVD ROM, nVidia Quadro Graphics Card. (My Drives are connected on on-board SCSI Controller).

Problem is, I can't install Win XP as it does not recognize my drives during installation. I've tried manually configuring SCSI Controller driver by pressing F6 but it then says windows have the driver and don't take the manually provided driver. I've also tried to install XP on SATA drive but result is same.

On the other hand, I've successfully installed Windows 7 without any problem on same system. About Hard Drives, I took them to other system and installed windows XP successfully on both drives (proves no issues with drives).

Please help me knowing if it is possible that XW8200 restricts XP installation.

Earliest response will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

A:XP not able to locate drives during installation but 7 runs fine..

SCSI and SATA drivers are not native to XP, you either have to install the driver from a Floppy (if you have one) by pressing F6 (no other media will work). Or, by slipstreaming the drivers into your XP CD with nLite,
If a SATA drive, you can boot into Setup (Bios) and change the HDD mode from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility mode. this may help you too HP xw8200 Workstation*-* Personal Workstations - How to create an unattended installation (RIS) of U320 SCSI Controller LSI 20320AR PCI Drivers in Microsoft Windows XP Professional - c00655959 - HP Business Support Center

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Well, that pretty much explains things. The HTML and swf (Flash) files are in the same folder (where they were designed to be) and they webpage runs fine both on my PC and the server guys say it runs fine on theirs. However, IE just loads eternally without actually running the Flash file and Firefox loads quickly, ignoring it altogether.
Someone suggested that my server just didn't have the capacity to handle large Flash files, but it is only 981 bytes...If you want to see it in inaction, the page is:

Thanks in advance

A:FLash file runs fine on PC but not on site

To slurpee55:
Got a simple question, for the flash intro are all you suppose to see is
the "F" in the box in the upper left corner. Because that is all i got for
the intro, went up to clicked and was taken to your index html page.
So i might suggest you change the flash intro to the name of index.html
and the index html page to another html name.
FYI: I was viewing your web on a supposed high speed cable connection,
if you believe the cable hype. But it is faster than 33.6 dial-up.
I can extend this offer to you, if you would like to run a beta test
contact me at my web site and click on live chat and i'll temporarily host you swf file so you can see if
it is really and IE issue or a hosting issue with having to spend hours trouble shooting Murphy's's law. By the way no charge, I hate seeing users wasting good time on stupid is as stupid does, as they say. Flixx.

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I have IE7 and whenever I open it, I get the tried and true "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" message. I reset all options to default, deleted history and cookies, I even tried rolling back to IE6. Nothing works.

Firefox (and every other program I have that needs internet access) works perfectly. Any ideas on what I should do?

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My computer runs fine in safe mode but turns off randomly when run in normal mode no blue screens it just turns off.. have tried system restore and sometimes this cures the problem for a few days but the computer starts turning itself off again.

Thank you

System details

Vista Ultimate (32bit) SP1
2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P5N-E SLI1.XX
BIOS: Phoenix Rev 0703 08/09/2007
4Gb Memory

A:Computer runs fine in safe mode but...

Have you checked your power settings in control panel ? My Vista desktop machine came with settings to shut off hard drives after 30 minutes of no activity.

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(Sorry for my bad english)

I really need help on this one.

3-4 Month's ago a friend of mine made me an custom build computer.

now from the beginning the computer looked fine to me after a couple of hours playing games it started acting wierd shows programs suddenly stopped working and gave me BSOD's in the beginning it came every 3-5 hours then after a few days i had 5 BSOD in 20minutes

i reinstalled windows a couple of times but still the same problem.

**Until sunday 8-9-2013 ** i whas sad about how many blue screens i whas getting again so i decided to reinstall the system once more.
But this time i accidently installed Windows 7 Professional 32Bit instead of 64Bit the computer i found out i had 32Bit when trying to update my GPU with 64Bit it told me it doesnt support so i looked in DxDiag and yes i had 32bit.

But now the computer seems stable for 5 almost 6 days straight no errors no BSOD nothing just stable like a good computer should act.

(now straight to the problem) In my oppinion the one of the RAM Sticks is broken
Yesterday evening i ran Memtest86 for 20minutes OVER 800+ ERRORS

(RAM = 2 X 8GB patriot Viper 1600MHZ DDR3)

Test 2: Pulled 1 Ram Stick out left the other in the computer and let it ran for over 11 hours 4 passes it showed my within the first 2 hours i had 186 errors and after 11 hours i had total 386 errors

(Total 386 Errors in RAM Stick 1)

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A:BSOD on 64Bit while 32Bit runs fine

any thoughts sofar?

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Hi there.

For people just testing the latest LM 17 (Linux Mint QIANA) --it works fine as a HOST with a W8.1 VM running on it. Screenshot of LM17 with KDE desktop running from EXTERNAL SSD as Host with W8.1 update 1 as a Guest.

The console (terminal) part of the screenshot shows Linux version being run.

(Only 1 minor glitch -- can't seem to find any command to start and stop SAMBA any more -- services SMBD / NMBD don't seem to exist or are packaged somewhere else -- otherwise all the shares etc work OK and maybe you don't need to restart the service any more on changes). (Services smbd and nmbd start / restart just give job not found).


A:LM 17 (QIANA) HOST Windows 8.1 runs fine as a VM

Working fine here...

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It takes about 5, sometimes 10 seconds for text that I type to show up. Sometimes it comes up jumbled. Other times (rarely) there's no problem at all. It's acting like there's a bunch of things running in the background but there's not. This started suddenly yesterday. Otherwise, my computer is fine.

-I cleared out the temporary memory folder
-I defragmented my computer
-I restarted
-Virus/adware scan (nothing came up)

None of those worked. The only thing open is my browser. I am on a Dell laptop, about one year old, using Windows XP. Any other info I can provide, just let me know.

Please help me with this, thank you very much!

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Have had this problem since i built the pc, didn't game much before but playing a few mmos now and the bsod is a nightmare for dungeon/raids It happens usually between 30 mins or 6 hours after playing, but it always comes and its not game specific, happens in AOE2(non demanding) to planetside 2(pretty gpu/cpu heavy).

Have inc the SF app's log, thank you in advance for any help

A:BSOD when playing games only - everything else runs fine

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\Compressed\Users\Cameron\Desktop\SF_06-06-2013\060613-13790-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (6 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e0d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03050670
Debug session time: Fri Jun 7 01:34:33.850 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.021
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80074657a8, 0, 0}

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Hi, I have an HP dv8130US with 1 gig ram, 2 100 gig HD running XP Pro Media Center. Computer runs fine but I REALLY want to reformat the drive to do a clean install of OS. Problem is this, the computer will NOT format EITHER drive; when I put the OS disk in it says press any key to boot from disk, gets to first screen of loading info, then shuts off....
I have taken the drives out and put in a different computer and it will format them and put clean disks back in the HP and it still will not install the OS (I have tried 3 different OS - xp pro, ME, and XP home). If I put the disks back in another computer and then install the OS to the drive and stick it back in the HP, it runs just fine again but WHY won't it format or load the OS on the original system?

Do I need to "clear CMOS" or some such type thing to tell the computer I can do this? It used to format and install OS just fine, only a recent issue Any help would be appreciated.


A:Computer runs fine but will not format or reload OS


Please post your computer model here.

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i've had troubles since installing sp3 two weeks back. right after a spyware scan showed a problem. had it removed. over next 2 days computer went wacko. went to restore point and uninstalled sp3 and reinstalled it. things are better but still have some strange activity. ran scan today. 9 serious trojans found. five of one type and four of another. almost all in the same folder. i've read that certain spyware programs are screwing up with sp3. i don't want to remove these if they are being misidentified. have my hijack log. could anyone take a look and see if theres an indication of infection. most important, i run big karaoke shows and can't get my hosting program to run correctly. get 'ole' errors. microsoft will help me fix this but i need to rule out malicious programs first.
please help.

A:[SOLVED] is my gmer working ok. dds runs fine.

i cannot verify this with any other program. i just went to sp3 recently. my other scan program found 1 item last week. removed it and spent the next 3 days saving my computer (it's still screwed up but tolerable). Afraid to remove but still wondering ( $3,000 dell xps-hate to lose it). this is supposed to be a ligit entry. never had these problems with sp2. (OS is xp mce2005

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So my computer seems to have about a 2/3 chance of BSODing in the first few minutes of running. After that, I encounter almost zero problems, aside from some weird issue with Windows Update (I haven't been able to install any updates), but that's for another thread. The BSOD seems to show one of two errors, so I'll post both here.

Before that though, I also want to say that I did have some weird problems with this computer previously, probably due to OS corruption, but I'm currently running a very fresh install, with not a whole lot on it. The weird thing is, it still looks like OS corruption, and you'll see why in at least one of the two BSOD codes. The installation disc actually had a bit of trouble unloading its files properly, because it said files were missing a few times before installing. I have a friend who had the same issue with Win7 though, so I don't think that's as out-of-the-ordinary as it sounds.

Anyways, the BSOD stuff:
This one says there's a memory management error.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000000031
BCP2: FFFFFA8006308410
BCP3: FFFFF88000BD7000
BCP4: FFFFF8A001A342B6
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
This BSOD says there's a problem with ntsf.sys
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
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A:Computer either BSOD's after start-up, or runs fine

Looks like hardware issues but without the dumps, it's a guess. The 0x1A is memory corruption from a read stream. Perhaps from disk. 0x24 is a NTFS file error. Given those, it appears you have a corrupt disk. Try running chkdsk /r and let Windows schedule the autochk at reboot (for drive C). After that, run SFC /scannow from an elevated command prompt to verify system files and the registry.

Forgot to mention: After the disk problem is fixed, you need to update Windows. There's critical updates in SP1 that are essential to Windows functions.

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Yesterday, my internet connection was fine, I was able to watch videos without any lag. Then I went out so I turned it off. When I came home and turned the computer back on, the internet connection was mysteriously slow. I tried watching some videos on Youtube and other sites but they would only load about 3 seconds worth of video every several minutes. Some sites also took longer than usual to load. Downloads take forever - a 4.8MB file should usually take only several minutes at the most but I have one currently downloading which is taking 22 minutes and counting. I restarted the computer but that improved the internet speed only marginally. I didn't install any new programs and I ran AVG 8.5 Free but it came up negative. My OS is Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3. Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Nevermind, it was just a loose cable. My bad.

A:Very Slow Internet But Computer Runs Fine

Thanks for letting us know

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Hi guys,
I have just upgraded a friends pc to two new WD hard drives. A 1TB black for C drive and 2TB green for storage. Previously 80 + 320GB.
Using W7 Pro on a AMD x3 3Ghz CPU and 2 x 2GB (4GB) DDR2 RAM.
Cloned the old drives to new (via my pc) and it was booting up in just over 1 min. Very impressed.
Delivered to friends house and now takes 5 mins to boot, but after that all is very quick.
Checked inside for loose wires (disconnect & reconnect SATA cables) and reseated RAM.

Now here's what I have noticed, the hard drive light is nearly solid from switch on until about 6 fades of the 4 colored lights thing, then the HDD lamp blinks very slowly. Just before the desktop (nearly 5 mins later) it speeds up again and the desktop is virtually instant.
Tried defrag, HDD scandisk for errors & restore to a previous point. All no change to the problem.

CBS and NTBTLOG files attached if anyone can understand them (beyond me I'm afraid and I though I was a pc wizard!)

Only other changes to note are:
At my place I used different KB & mouse (both USB). At his house the mouse is PS2 (KB USB but a different one).
For Internet I was using an WiFi box connected by ethernet to the pc (actually a Sky WiFi box) and at his house a BT Hub 4 directly connected by ethernet. When finally booted Internet speed is good.
At my place no printer was connected at his a Canon connected but not switched on (also tried switched on but no different)
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A:PC takes 5 mins to boot then runs fine

Try loading defaults in BIOS and if no go, take out the 2TB green to test OS drive alone.

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First of all, I read and went through the pinned thread at the top about slow computers and I have followed that guide.

Most of the time the computer slows way down when I am watching a flash movie, or playing a game on Facebook, and sometimes it has nothing to do with the Internet.

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Scott at 15:07:45.64 on Mon 01/17/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2465 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\StacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
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A:Computer Runs Fine Then Slows down Tremendously

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I just got a new broadband line installed at home today. The thing is, at home we have two laptops (one is a Samsung 5 Series Ultra with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and the other one is a MacBook) and an iPad.

Both the MacBook and the iPad don't have any issues when connecting to the Internet. However with the Samsung laptop (which unluckily happens to be mine, both the other things are my girlfriend's ), while I don't have any troubles when connecting to the wifi network (I even have full 5 bar signal and it says I'm connected to the internet at 150 mbps), when I try to load any website (even light ones, like Google or Gmail) it takes ages for my computer to do it, and most of the times they don't even load at all.

I don't know what could it be, since when I connect to other wifi networks (like at public places, or even when I use my cellphone as a hotspot) everything runs perfectly fine. That makes me think that the problem is with the router, however both the macbook and the iPad don't have the same issue at all so, on the other hand, the issue may lie within my computer.

Please help me! Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Internet really slow on one laptop, runs fine on another

So you mean:all other computer connected to you home router as working fast. Your laptop is slow as a snail. But it works!
Your latop is working fine if connect to another router/hotshot
Is that the situation?

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Hello all,
Hope someone can help. I have a secondary pc that has always worked fine except for one thing...It beeps like a French Police car siren... constantly! I need to use the sound on it now so I need to correct this problem.
First of all I am aware that this is normally an indication that there is a video or memory problem, however in this case I have no problem with either. I have reset the video card and the memory to no avail, I still get the anoying alarm sound. By the way I receive no other errors....as I mentioned before except for the alarm sound the PC runs fine...no problems with booting, video or memory.
I attempted to disable the beeping sound in the registry but that was no help.
Can anyone think of anything else that would cause this or at least know where to disable it.
By the way I have read previous posts on system alarms but they didn't really apply.

Thanks for any help!

A:system beeps constantly but runs fine

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So a few nights ago, there was a bad storm. I turned the computer off manually (by holding the power button in) and unplugged it before the storm hit. When I turned it back on, I noticed that it was taking around 20 minutes to start up. When it gets to the point where I can open programs, it takes them forever to respond. At first I thought this was related to the storm or the way I turned the computer off. I took out the CMOS battery and let that sit for a while, thinking that might have been a problem, but it wasn't.

At this point, I'm thinking it's coincidental that this happened right when the storm hit and the problem is actually malware or something.

I have the latest version and updates for AVG, but it didn't find anything on a full computer scan. Does it sound like there's something I should be able to do?

A:Vista runs fine in safe mode, VERY slow otherwise

Hello ElectroSpecter,My name is swagger and I'll be assisting you.Could you tell me what OS you are running?regards,swagger

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Well, uh I installed a program that gave me a virus despite the red flags that people warned me about (which I didn't notice in till after) and proceedingly may unwanted programs started flooding it's way into my computer. I started running Malwarebytes, but it was closed while the virus spread.
Later I went into safe-mode and ran Malwarebytes again, ran Adwcleaner and SuperAntispyware and they all removed quit a bit of problems. Then I went into normal mode to experince a black screen for a minute, and programs would start up and run slow. Then I did a clean boot and it ran faster on start up, only to become slower over time. Now I am running Malwarebytes again and it claims 0 detected objects and is at the Heuristic Analysis (Well, now it finished and found 0 threats)
Is it a Hard Drive issue i'm facing? Or a well concealed Malware? I'll say now on normal mode my computer acts so slow Task Manager has trouble opening up.  Also a adware named www.searching.com is still on Chrome. I can also provide images of the problem if needed

A:Computer running fine for 2 minutes, then runs slow.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Wait for further instructions.

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Hi Guys, i just installed a new CPU today along with a 12cm chasis fan which is connected to my motherboard, and also another fan connected to the PSU(4pin molex).

The computer runs absolutely fine and the cpu installed fine but when i press the button to start my computer for the first time, it comes on for literally 1sec(enough time to see the light come on briefly) before turning off again for aprox 3seconds. After the 3 seconds it then decides to start up and runs fine as normal.

Any info on this would be very much appreciated as im hoping its nothing and not a problem in the making.


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I could use some help. My Toshiba Satellite laptop is having issues after the normal startup with slowing down dramatically after it goes to the desktop. It will basically freeze with commands taking between 5-50 seconds to be recognized and sometimes it just freezes. When I boot into Safe Mode, I am running everything smoothly. I could really use some help figuring out whats going on.

A:Everything runs very slow in normal, but fine in Safe Mode.

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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One day I came back to my computer in power save mode and it would not wake up. So I restarted the system and from there on it would hang midway through loading the items on my desktop and freeze there. A couple times I was able to boot enough to back up data by use of the Vista disk on startup for start up repair or whatever it was called. Safe mode worked just fine this whole time. After giving up on a fix I did a complete clean install with the disks shipped with the system from Dell.

However, it went immediately to having an issue where windows boots up completely, but it hangs after a short period of time has elapsed or I try to do anything past opening a window or two at best. I've had windows search errors and windows explorer errors, etc. I tried the SFC /scannow only for it to tell me "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation" at about 50%.

I don't use P2P file sharing, look at porn, download cracked software or anything like that. I mainly use this computer to look at game film etc.

From my event viewer here are some log errors:

Faulting application svchost.exe_PolicyAgent, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47919291, faulting module ipsecsvc.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791ad75, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000000000001a2f0, process id 0x60c, application start time 0x01ca65e85e991618

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A:Vista Hangs, runs fine in safe mode

Does it also run fine in Safe Mode with Networking?

If you open the Task Manager once at the desktop in "normal" mode, and look at the processes tab -- does any process remain at high CPU usage and not settle down in a few minutes?

Any "NTFS" errors in the "System" Log?

Has chkdsk been run on the drive? >> http://www.windows-help-central.com/windows-vista-chkdsk.html


How about trying a "Clean Boot" test >>


First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode


Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup items" on the general page.
Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note w... Read more

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My computer is so slow, I can barely stand to work on it.  It runs fine in safe mode, which is what I'm using to access this forum.  I'm running Windows 7, Home, Service pack 1.  I have Avast anti-virus which doesn't detect any problems, and I've run Malware bytes which also doesn't detect any problems.  I run defrag about once ever 6 months, but I don't install or uninstall a lot of programs, so it only every shows about 6 - 8% fragmented.  I have gone through my uninstall list and have eliminated anything that doesn't look usefull or installed on the system.  The only question I have on these are some E-machine programs that look like I don't need them, but they were there when I first got my computer and it ran fine then.  Can anyone help me?

A:My Computer Has Bogged Down, but Runs Fine in Safe Mode

Welcome to BC !
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
After running CCleaner...post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner:
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.
At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next
post. Please do that.
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you
will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that log... Read more

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Hi there, I've been hooked on a game recently and been doing the same thing every time I turn my computer on for the past couple of months.  Only just the past couple of days something weird has been happening.  Upon starting up my computer, it'll load everything fine as usual.  Though, after about 5 minutes things seem to slow way down.  Whenever I click on something (Google Chrome, Start button, New tab, My game etc) The screen seems to freeze for about 5-10 seconds, then proceeds to load.  Sometimes it'll load fine or it'll be extremely slow until the process is complete.  After about 5-10 minutes everything returns to normal.
For months now, as soon as my PC starts up, i've been loading the task manager and terminating some processes (nothing important) to save them from opening up and clogging CPU.  Just things like AOL, MyTomTom (GPS programme), Webcam process, Windows Live Messenger etc.  
I've restored my computer back a couple of weeks and ran a scan, though the problem still persists.  It's nothing major, it's just extremely frustrating.
I've tried numerous online searches aswell, though I'm having no luck finding anyone with the same problem.
Any thoughts? 

A:Computer loads fine then runs really slow for 5-10 minutes.

Have you went to the msconfig and under the startup tab, disabled the programs from starting with your computer at startup? This may fix your situation of having the programs default to start with your pc.

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