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Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

Q: Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

Hi everyone. It seems I have the worst luck with Windows these days, but here is my problem.

I have made two clean installs of Windows 2000 Professional today trying to figure out a problem. It all started with my first install. It was behaving funny, freezing on startup (after desktop icons loaded) every other reboot or so. I put the latest Via chipset drivers on there, and nVidia video drivers (to get out of 16 color mode) and then the freezing upon boot seemed to stop.

I had already made the mistake of installing a few applications such as Firefox and Atomic Clock Sync, etc. Not only did it crash on boot every other boot or so, it would always freeze 2-3 minutes after starting a VNC session (using RealVNC). I tried troubleshooting those problems all evening, and I thought I would just start clean, in case something happened along the way.

So an hour or so ago, I started the 2000 install process again. It went fine and didn't have any problems. I installed a firewall first, just to be sure I didn't get the new install infected in any way. I went to download the nVidia drivers so I could actually see things in a decent resolution and color quality. That went fine as well.

I installed RealVNC and tried it from another machine. Speed was nice and fast, but just like before, it freezes the whole computer after 2-3 minutes, and I have to do a hard reset. Same result with UltraVNC I'm afraid.

I posted this in the Windows forum because I've checked out various aspects of the system. I've done several memory tests over the course of the evening, all of which were successful on many passes with 0 errors. Also, when running Knoppix, things were just fine with no problems.

Is something somehow messed up in Windows 2000? I'm not sure where to go from here.

Thanks very much.


Preferred Solution: Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.

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I recently got a new processor and motherboard.. to make sure the drivers for the keyboard and mouse were intact, I installed Win2k over my old one... well, things are going wrong now.

So.. I want to do a clean install of Win2k... the Windows 2000 CD I have is only the upgrade CD... so what should I do ?

ALSO, I am thinking of installing Windows XP on my 2nd hard drive... are there any known conflicts w/dual booting of Win2k and WinXP ?

A:Win2k - Clean Install

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So here's my story. My spare laptop at home got infected with a nasty trojan/spyware a few weeks ago. I use the laptop only to surf the web, so I never protected it properly (DOH!) like I do my desktop. Anyway, after trying multiple ways to clean the infection, it was recommended that I simply do a clean install of the original Win2K OS, which I did.

After installing seemingly endless OS updates, everything is great except one thing. When I open Internet Explorer, it freezes before loading any page for upwards of 2 minutes! Once its up, it works fine, but the wait sucks. Ugh. I updated the original IE that came with the OS disk because it was having these issues. I update to IE 6. This didn't help at all.

I personally use Firefox, but my wife and mother-in-law still like IE, so its frustrating for them obviously.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to do a clean install (new hd and new win2k cd) but it's not reading the cd. First boot is set to cd then floppy but still not getting anything. I also tried booting by using the 4 floppy's but that doesn't help because it's still not reading the cd rom.

Also tried to load cd rom drivers to the hd but got nothing.

btw, this pc does work with my other hd.

Any suggestions?


A:Clean install on Win2K not reading CD Rom

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Hey all,

I just built a new machine and installed Windows 2000 Professional on it. (I hate XP.) Within hours, it began having all kinds of problems:

- Cut, copy, and paste stop working, and I can no longer drag files between windows to move or copy them
- "SVCHOST.EXE" pops up out of nowhere and tells me it's crashed
- Websites decide they no longer exist
- Programs--especially those I'd really like to run, such as REGEDIT and the Hijack This! installer, open their windows and immediately vanish
- No DOS programs--of which I use quite a few--work at all, and neither does the "NTVDM subsystem"
- My modem malfunctions
- My CD-ROM drive lags and/or freezes the computer when loading audio CDs

I installed Win98 and ALL the problems disappeared. I installed Win2K again and they came back. I downloaded Service Pack 4 and nothing changed. I'm ready to go back to DOS.

Anybody got any ideas?

A:Win2K Pro: Clean install turned dirty

F Disc and start again.

There is obviously something wrong with your Win 2K installation disc though as you got a bad install twice from it.

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I run Win98SE on a P4 homebuilt PC. I'm thinking of going to Win2K Pro for various reasons. I don't want to go with Win XP because of all the folderol involved with the registration, etc.

I've reformatted and reinstalled Win98SE a couple times. Would it be better to do the old fdisk/format c: or can I get by installing Win2K Pro over the top of Win98SE?

Would I be opening up a whole new can of worms by doing so?

Pros? Cons? Experiences?


A:Win2K Upgrade Over Win98SE or Clean Install?

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My PC is hosed I have tried to install via CD, but cannot get through without it locking it up. I cannot get into the bios without it locking up. I need to reinstall with a reformat of the hard drive. Any ideas?

A:Hosed win2k trouble clean install

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Good morning,

I have ordered a brand new Windows 7 Home 64bit computer which will be with me over the next few days!
Now I know that it will come pre-installed with crapware and what I basically want to do is to install a nice clean crapware free system as soon as it comes out of the box so to speak.
I assume that it will have a factory image on a seperate partition so my question is, how do I go about getting rid of the existing install and installing a clean version please.
Also, any tips that you guys can provide will be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.

A:Clean install on a brand new computer

Hello Paul Black,

For a clean install, you can follow the steps of this tutorial.
If it's only the factory bloatware that bothers you, you might want to take a peep at this tutorial.
Good luck and keep us posted,

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I Loaded windows 2ooo pro but had to use a couple diffrent CD's to get all the files to copy. I've been told this is ok. But when windows starts it tells me to put in the windows 2000 disk and then asks me to direct it to the D:\I386\NT5INF.CAT file. I've tried all I know to do but I'm hitting a brick wall.
The error log is this:
"Setup could not register OLE control C:\Winnt\system32\initpki.dll because exception c0000005 occurred at 6A1E32A8 in DllRegisterserver.
Signiture for windows 2000 Professional setup is invalid. Error code is 800b0100 No signature was present in the subject
Setup Failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more info.
The D:\I386\NT5INF.CAT catalog file could not be found. The error code is 1. This is a fatal error. Incorrect Function
This signature for Windows 2000 Professional setup is invalid. The error code is 1. Incorrect function
Setup Failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more info.

I've read this thread but nothing helped me. http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-8356-p-1.html

Any help with this would be great.

A:Clean Win2k install on a new used drive error 800b0100 HELP!!!!

from what I have seen in my doing the same thing !!
check to see if they are the same service packs
you can't mix them up
I have successfully used 2 disc's when I have gotten read error ,but only with the same service pak
why did you need to use 2 diff disc's ??
when wiping a disc wipe out from the center to the edge do not wipe in circle.
if you can try a diff cdrom or dvd player to load from

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I have run the tool and am attaching the file per the instructions. My computer is brand new and crashed while I was not even at my desk. I had nothing really "active" running. Hoping you guys can help me pinpoint what driver might be causing this. Thank you so much in advance for taking a look!

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"Windows cannot install required items. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installations. Error code: 0x80070017"

I desperately need help with this. I just bought a brand new SSD drive to clean install Windows 7. Even bought a brand new SATA cable to go with it. This error happens during the "unpacking" phase.

Things I think I have ruled out: It is not the SSD. I am getting this error on my HDD as well. It is not the DVD ISO I am using as it is legitimate, downloaded through my university. I have also tried Windows 8 but instead of getting an error it just stalls at the Windows 8 logo screen directly after booting from DVD. I have also tried removing my RAM sticks and only using one during this process. I have used each one and each time still result in the same error. I do not think it is memory failing issue.

I have not ruled out my DVD drive failing however. I have a USB stick I downloaded Windows on. I can't get my computer to boot into it though. I get the error "DSK MGR MISSING" error. I am certain I have downloaded it onto the USB stick correctly. It is an encrypted stick requiring inputting of password before files can be read in Windows. Would this have an affect on its ability to run as a boot device as it is impossible to input the password without already being in Windows?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 on brand new SSD results in error!

Hi, Welcome to forums.

Error can come due to faulty media. You can try to burn the image on USB and use a USB drive without password.

Here is a link you can use. Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

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Whats the proper way to wipe my hard drive for a clean install of Win2k?

A:Whats the proper way to wipe my hard drive for a clean install of Win2k?

Just us the Install CD. From there, it will ask you if you want to remove any existing partitions and reformat the drive. Black Viper has a great guide on installing Windows Operating systems. Follow this guide and you should not have any problems.


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I just got a barebones kit with a VC11 motherboard. I built it last night, formated the drive, installed win2k pro, switched over to NTFS in the windows install, then tryed to install the drivers for the mother board as per the instructions. After installing the drivers, I had to reboot and thats when Windoes froze, during the white splash screen about 3/4 way through status bar. (not to be confused with the first status bar that is with a black screen).

I tried to restart with last know good config...still froze

I tried the FIXMBR command ..nope

I tried reinstalling Windows, then the drivers again....ice

So now I reformated with fat 32 and I am going to try an install under XP Pro

is there something I am missing? Any other help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Win2k freezes on boot when I install mobo drivers

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Trying to install XP Pro SP2 on a rebuilt HP A1410N that I fixed a year ago by having to install a new motherboard. At that time I had no problems installing XP on it. I have disabled onboard LAN and audio, removed modem, tried 3 different keyboards and mice, also ran CHDSK from Recovery Console and ran Microsoft's Memory Diagostic Check on the RAM, all tests OK. From posts on Google, I tend to believe it maybe a problem with the driver portion of the install stopping the progress.
I hope someone can help me with this as I never come acros this problem before.

A:Install freezes at 34 minutes

Is this a new or an old HDD that you are installing on?

Could be a bad HDD, could be a Bad install cd, could be a bad cd drive.

Anyfurther info would be helpful? Does it stop at one particular file? How long does it hang have you left it for A while?
System specs would prolly also help.

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Hi, I'm trying to help my very frustrated teenage son with his PC that he's built himself. He's confident that he's bought components which should all be compatible but on running graphically demanding games (and "some" benchmark tests), the computer keeps freezing and requires a hard reset. I'll try to detail the problem as bast I can:
PC Specifications:

Motherboard: MSI Z170 TOMAHAWK
Processor: I5 6600K (3.5 GHz) CLOCKED TO 4.1 GHz
Cooler: SPC FORTIS 3 v2
Graphics Card: XFX RX480 GTR 8GB
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Benchmark Tests:
Prime 95 - runs fine
FurMark - runs
Heaven Benchmark - crashes PC after 30secs - 1min (freezes, hard reset required)
Fallout 4 (any presets between Medium - Ultra) - crashes PC after 30secs - 1min (freezes, hard reset required)

Some other points to note:
The PC always crashes in the same way - a solid colour fills the screen (e.g black, white, orange, brown) and the speakers emit a loud buzz. It is then completely unresponsive and requires a hard reset.
This was a fresh installation of Windows 10 and all updates have been installed
All drivers for all the components have been updated from the manufacturer's websites.
He has tried default settings, overclocking and underclocking the GPU and CPU with no effect.
He tried increasing the voltage to the GPU a little, with no effect.
The PC operates fine browsing the net, w... Read more

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I have been trying to complete a clean install of XP and it gets stuck at 34 minutes remaining. I have read that many people have had this problem and I thought that I found the solution in a forum. Someone said that when it gets stuck to remove the cd, open a cmd prompt and type setupapi.log. Then review the end of the log looking for a .inf extension which will be the device causing the problem. Then it says to close the notepad and go to c:/windows/inf this command doesn't work. can anyone help me? It says that I need to delete the file containing the .inf extension.


A:XP Install freezes at 34 Minutes Remaining

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Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1 and I didn't like the OS so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

After finish installing OS, I download all drivers and install on my laptop. (DONE)
I connect to the internet and start to download windows updates and install them. Then the computer randomly freezes in the process of downloading the updates. Sometimes, the laptop will boot up and then freeze without me having a chance to do anything! Other times, it freezes randomly out of the blue when playing a game, installing some programs, or just not doing anything. When the computer freezes, I have to hold the power button to reboot the laptop again. The back lit keyboard is working but that doesn't really matter since the screen froze and I can't do anything unless I reboot.

I have also re installed my laptop with Windows 7, installed all the drivers again and the same problem happens again.

RAM- 6gb (4gb,2gb)
CPU- Intel I5 Ivy Bridge

A:Laptop freezing minutes later after booting up (Clean Windows Install)

Start over and this time don't force drivers into a driver-complete OS. This is not XP.

Follow the same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 especially how to handle drivers in Win7. They will all come in on Windows Update after install. Just have your wireless driver in backup in case you need it to get online and Check for Updates. Then install all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered.
If problems persist check your UEFI settings in BIOS. You've already disabled Secure Boot, correct. What are CSM, Legacy BIOS and Boot settings. Did you install to UEFI or in Legacy?
Once you do that then if problem persists start at the top of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have tried toubleshooting this problem my self with no sucsess, have tried taking computer to pc outlett to fix(they just formatted it and cbf seeing if it acually worked) with about the same luck, so hopefull there will be a smart puppy out there somewhere
I have run Vista home premium 32bit for a while, but now have decided to upgrade my pc with
Mother- Gigabyte Ga-EP45-DS3R
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.83gHz
GPU- ATI-HD4870X2 2Gb Pci-E
MEM- Corsair 4GB kit Twin2x4096-8500c5df w/fan
HDD- Samsung SATA2 160GB
Pwr- Thermal Take "tough power" 750watt
Case- Antec 900 Gaming Case

And heres the Problem:
I Installed XP first(i have vista upgrade) then installed Vista Flawlessly.
After about 20min of installing drivers ect it froze.Lost Power to USB devices and had to restart.
This happend once or twice more, then worked for the rest of the night.
I updated all Vista and drivers.
Even played "crysis" with all graph settings on very high without a problem.
Next day it began to freeze every time i booted windows(within 1-5min of seeing vista GUI)
It also restarted it self 1-2 times after seeing motherboard image on boot up. Then froze just before "verifying DMI pool Data".But after another restart, ran thru to windows and froze again.
I formatted it and took off "raid 0" wich i was running.
Strang thing was it did its usal freeze 1-2 times then ran perfectly that night.But next day surpirse suprise now does one of the two freezes m... Read more

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Gateway Intel Pentium DualCore Vista 32-bit
I am trying to run a clean install after my computer crashed and the unmountable boot volume problem arose. When I try to Boot From CD/DVD, Windows loads (long white bar on bottom fills up over a minute or two), it starts the next Windows Corporation page that looks as if it's starting up the computer, then simply freezes on a black screen. My boot order is CD/DVD first and I am booting to the original OS disk. (If I try to Start Computer it comes to the blue screen of death, and when I try system repair it returns to that screen.)

Any ideas or links as to how to start the clean sweep/reinstallation process? Is there software I need to run a clean sweep?


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Hey guys,

Alright, so my hard disk crashed a few days back (I was running XP Pro), so I decided to install 7.

My specs are:

Motherborad: Intel 82865GBF
Graphics: On-board 256MB graphics, they are handling the aero style well.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
Ram: 3 GB
HDD: 320GB
Now, here's the problem. I installed Windows 7 and it loads up fine. Then when i'm doing anything like browsing though empty folders or opening up the control panel, the compe freezes for a few seconds, the active window says 'Not Responding' in the title bar.

I took a closer look at the Cabinet and realised that when I tell the computer to do something, the HDD light doesnt light up, then I get the Not Responding, and then 10-20 secs later, the HDD light blinks and the Not Responding window starts working.

It does this for everything I do, the HDD light has a lag of 10-15secs after which it lights up and the computer does what I had told it to do.

BTW, the Aero glass interface works great, no lags whatsoever in that respect.

Also important to know is that the HDD is completely blank, it only has Windows 7 on it, I havent installed one file or application.

So I think this is a HDD problem since it just crashed a few days back, but I can't be sure.

Ohh, last problem, My keyboard doesnt work completely (it used to with XP), in Windows 7 i couldn't press Shift or Caps Lock and some other alphabets, today morning I could press shift and Caps Lock, but those same alphabets di... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes after clean install

Okay, new problem.

Just restarted my computer and after the Starting Windows screen, all I get is a black screen with a mouse, and I can move the mouse around but nothing opens, and HDD light was blinking a lot at the Starting Windows screen but on the black screen, no blinking.

This reminds me of a virus my brother had on his laptop last week (running XP). His laptop was working fine and then he started it one day and after the windows screen it just goes black with a mouse pointer.

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type

A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

Your systems may not be supported for Windows 10, you can check here:  Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported System List

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  

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Hello, my computer has been freezing for the past few days every time I try to login.

It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes.

I can login in safe mode fine and even normally if I do diagnostic mode from msconfig.

I tried repairing windows 7 startup, but it detected no errors. I tried a clean install but the problem stayed.

all help is appreciated

A:Computer freezes after login, even after clean install

"It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes"...

Sounds like a video card issue. What are your complete computer specs, and what kind of video are you running? On-board or separate video card?

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Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

Have successfully already got the latest current 32-Bit Windows 8.1 (upgrade 1 etc.) running smoothly (since it was released to market) using the original retail Windows 8 Pro DVD Physical Media (from Amazon [pre-order]) to upgrade from within a running & activated copy of 32-Bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

Ideally would like to move to 64-Bit Windows 8 (then 10) to access 8GB of RAM.

Have just discovered that neither my 32-Bit or 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD's will clean install with a single blank HDD.

Both Win8 DVD's boot, then the blue 4 panel Windows logo appears, then the white dots circular spinner appears below the blue Windows logo, then the entire screen goes blank to black (but remains powered on) and nothing then seems to take place - no HDD light activity any more - nor any DVD Drive light activity that stops as well - just slow light pattern changes on my lit up (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) RAM.

The desktop has been at black screen for just over an hour now (writing this on laptop) no HDD / DVD indicator light activity - even with a brand new SATA cable!

Any ideas how to overcome this weird problem as also would ideally like to be able to clean install just Windows 8.1.


A:Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner


I am also having this problem with my win8 DVDs. The 32 bit actually throws an error screen after the spinners, but the 64 bit just goes blank/black like yours. I have no idea what to do.

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Hi there,

I recently acquired the computer listed in my specs, and was having 10 second freezes when running programs or just exploring the hard drive. I have XP Pro SP2. I figured it might be windows or something so I tried running a clean install. Just after it asks for SCSI or RAID drivers at the bottom it freezes and then blue screens on me saying "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... blah blah blah, error code STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7CAE524,0x00000C34,0x00000000,0x00000000). So I ran the Windows disk checker after booting in my original XP Pro SP2 and it gave me the same blue screen. AFAIK I have 2 Western Digital 74GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration... I surmise RAID 0 was installed incorrectly or I have a bum hard drive.

What is the right step to take from here?

A:Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

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I'm trying to install a 'clean' installation of vista
I already have vista on my computer as my operating system but I have been experiencing problems.
I'm booting from the vista disc, and everything seems to be working correctly until after the first start up. Once I get to the screen where it says 'completing installation', suddenly it just stops working. It's not really frozen, but it will not continue the installation. I've tried installing it around five times and this has happened every time.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?


A:Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

Elaborate a bit please: Do you have Vista already installed and you are trying to install another copy over the existing one? A clean install to me means that you have removed the previous installation of Vista.

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I have a brand new computer... brand new power supply, mobo, everything. Well, I turned it on and at 1st it kept locking up. Now, it just shuts down. As far as I can tell, there's nothing in particular that I am doing. This last time it did it, I was simply extracting a file in Winzip and it shut down.

Now a few months ago, on my old pc, I had this same error with Win2k, BUT when I would boot up, it'd say that ntoskrnl.exe was missing or corrupt.

I don't get that ntoskrnl error this time atleast. Is this a problem with Win2k or something else ?

A::( Brand new PC, Win2k error already

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Installed Win 7 Pro x86 last night on a new HD. After installing SP1, restarting freezes at the Gateway boot screen and I have to hit the power button to shut off, then turn back on. There are no alerts in device manager, so I don't believe this is a driver issue. Everything else seems to be working fine, so I don't think the HD is bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Run a startup repair and see if that fixes the issue.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have a Asus Zenbook laptop (UX31). I crushed my MBR and somehow I couldn't ever restore it so I did a new clean install (even though I have a Windows.old folder with most if not all of my old files).

And so the usual boring process began: download drivers, installing them, installing the usual software (Avast, Comodo firewall, Chrome, Office, Adobe programs...) and almost on top of that I began doing lot of work with it, sadly I have almost no time to lose.

Somewhere in that process I started noticing some performance problems: doing different things (open a new chrome tab, clicking a link, open folder, clicking low workload buttons in any program) makes the whole thing freeze for 1-4 seconds. Most of the times the mouse can still be moved during the freeze moment, other times even the mouse is freezed for those 1-4 seconds which is more annoying.

In the last install nothing like this happened, system was perfectly fluid. As far as i can remember I have installed the same drivers from the same Asus page, and the same software. Obviously something is different.

I had the suspicion it was COMODO firewall that was freezing things (its alert windows usually freeze more consistently) so I temporarily "disabled it": but problems persist.

Can you help?

A:Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Hello Joker mate what media are you using to install with? May I suggest this to you if you are doing a factory restore as I don't know what you are using (machine wise)

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Some system specs would be very welcome
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hello all, I'll try to explain this the best I can... please ask questions if something isn't clear or if you need more info. This problem is driving me batty, and I have no idea how to "cure" it. I've tried everything I can think of.

I'm running Win7/SP1/64, I have 4gb RAM, using an i5 processor. My laptop is an HP Pavilion DV6-3150US. All AV/malware databases are up-to-date (Symantec Endpoint Protection/Malwarebytes) and I scan daily - the system is clean.

Every time I boot the computer, within 10 minutes of boot, Windows will suddenly become non-responsive. This non-responsiveness runs for 1-2 minutes, then everything works great. It doesn't happen again so long as the computer doesn't go into Sleep or is rebooted, and then it happens all over again. That leads me to believe there is something loading up with Windows that is the culprit.

I've flashed the BIOS, am using the latest and greatest version of it (SP50942). I'm up to date on Windows updates. As far as I can tell (using SlimDrivers), all my drivers are up-to-date. I've also allowed HP Advisor to scan weekly and it makes no recommendations that something is out of date.

Using msconfig.exe, it shows the following as allowed startup items:

IDT PC Audio - sstray64.exe
HP Quick Launch - HPMSGSVC.exe
IAStorIcon (Intel) - IAStorIcon.exe
Intel Common User Interface - igfxper.exe
Intel ProSet Wireless - iFrmwrk.exe
Microsoft Intellipoint - ipoint.exe
Soluto - soluto.exe (... Read more

A:Windows freezes up for 1-2 minutes a few minutes after startup

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 process, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.

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Hi everyone, when i was browsing the net today my computer completely locked up and I had no option but to turn off the power. Now when I boot up, it stops at the Winodows 2000 logo, with the progress bar about half way, for 45 minutes, then continues to boot normally.

Obviously something must be corrupt,can anyone tell me how to repair my bootup.


A:Win2K Stalls for 45 minutes on Boot Up

Still looking for help on this, I've made a 4 diskette boot disk from my Win 2000 CD, will that repair the boot routine?

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My computer has crashed about 5 times in the last 30 minutes, its a brand new computer and I have no clue whats going on. Please Help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3892 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461837 MB, Free - 435624 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 021CN3, A10, .GFTY6P1.CN4864311H6343.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:04:42 PM, on 6/9/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/... Read more

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I just purchased a brand new CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA4500BH Desktop Computer online. I received it today, but after running for the first 20 minutes, mainly downloading programs, it does a hard shut down.

The AMD FX-6300 6-Core processor runs at a temp of 87 C according to SPECCY.
The only thing I did to the computer was install a second hard drive from my old system, for easier transfer of data.

Any ideas? Is it the processor or something else. Running win 10.

A:Brand new computer hard shut down after 5 minutes

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As the topic suggested, can someone suggest how i can do that..

i've used a win98 boot disk with cd support to load into dos and then try to run setup.exe (from the win2k non bootable cd) but it didnt like that.. said that setup.exe cannot run in dos.

the 4 win2k boot disks gave me an "inaccessible boot device" after loading disk4.

By the way i've partitioned the hdd into 2 40GB's using the win98 boot disk.

any help would be much appreciated.

thank you



A:how to install win2k to a new hdd off a non-bootable win2k cd

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Hi there,

I'm having a big issue, basically I'm getting a BSOD every few minutes, on a new PC.

~ It wasn't doing that from the beginning.

I've included the last dump file in the dump folder, as I can't seem to be able to upload a .rar file.
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001a 00000000`00000403 fffff680`0003dbc0 f0200000`87e78867 fffff8a0`085ebcf8 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+6f880 x64 ntoskrnl.exe+6f880
Thank's a lot in advance.

A:BSOD every few minutes, brand new PC ~ Dump files included

Go to C:\Windows\minidump. Select all the .dmp files and right-click, sending the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here...

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Hi there,

I'm having a big issue, basically I'm getting a BSOD every few minutes, on a new PC.

~ It wasn't doing that from the beginning.

I've included the entire content of the Minidump folder, if someone could look into it and assist in sorting that out, would highly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD every few minutes, brand new PC ~ Dump files included.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Ati Radeon HD5850
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
mouse advent wireless

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.

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I apologize for taking so long to respond, I am posting the original msg and Megabite's reply, as well as the Hijackthis report. (We've been so busy, so the thread was closed. We just cope by not shutting the computer down, but had to the other day and it still takes 10 - 12 minutes to get to windows screen). Thanks Mr Megabite - for taking the trouble to (if u do) look at this again!!!
Hijackthis report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:10 PM, on 2/5/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Arcade Movie\ArcadeMovieService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86) (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF24\pdf24.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

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A:brand new acer aspire x3950 pc takes 10 - 15 minutes!! to start up!

I would take it back to Acer but unfortunately (at present) it suits our requirements and our budget perfectly. I don't want to downgrade, and I don't really want to spend more money for upgrading. I've had Acer laptops for many years with no problems at all. Click to expand...

It sounds like another faulty ACER - But i'm not a HJT authorised member - so it may be an issue

I will move to the virus and malware forum - Megabite is not approved for malware advice - only members with a shield icon near there name can assist

ALSO - Note this is a very busy forum, and so it may take a while to get to your posts, Also some members will expect a response from you within a few days, otherwise, they stop assisting

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The computer was bought less than two months ago. It has 1 Tb hard drive, 6 gb ddr3 memory, windows 7 home premium 64 bit, Intel core i3 processor 540. We have 874 gb of 917 gb free space so it's not as if the system is overloaded.

It powers down instantly. On start-up it takes anything from 10 to 15 to 20 minutes to start up!! Even pressing f12 or del takes 5 minutes to "launch".

This is the second acer (exact same model) we bought within the last 2 months, the first had the same problem within the first day, and on the second day it had died completely (no lights, no sound, no life!). We bought another thinking the first was just a factory "mistake". It worked ok for the first couple of days, start up was not as fast as expected, about 2 minutes, but we thought it would be ok. Now it shows the same problem. We could just leave it on all the time, but it would be nice to have it work as efficiently as our other, older and less powerful computers.

I've searched the net and tried to do a select start-up by deleting what I don't need - NO improvement at all!
I've uninstalled the IDE controllers, restarted so that it can be re-installed, NO improvement at all.
I've had an online chat with an acer tech support guy who was no help at all - told me to run through the usual - check for viruses, do disk cleanup etc etc, did it all - NO improvement!

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A:brand new acer aspire x3950 pc takes 10 - 15 minutes!! to start up!


You could post your HijackThis log and see if anything shows up
Download HijackThis to your desktop

Click on Executable
Click Run and Install
it will launch Hijack This
Click on "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.


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Hello and thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give me. I am reasonably competent computer user and should be able to understand what you need me to do. I am experiencing this problem in all browsers, Firefox, IE and Chrome. The problem started happening in the last few days, about the same time my son came to stay with me for the week, Hmmm.After surfing for 5-10 minutes the browser will cease to load pages and then computer will stop responding. Functionality to many computer programs will cease to work, shut down and restart do not respond and a hard reboot is necessary. DSL is still available to online game if it was already running though. I am sure my son or I went somewhere stupid and caught something but I don't know what. AVG and zone alarm were running on the computer. I have run ad aware, spybot, , Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Hijackthis. Doubleclick was found. Problem still persists.Computer info:Vista HomePremium SP1Intel Core2 Quad [email protected] GHz6 GB RamNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTGigabyte EP45-UD3P MmotherboardHijackThis log is here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:12:55 PM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\AVG&#... Read more

A:Browser freezes after a few minutes, then computer freezes

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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.Foll... Read more

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So the title says it all.

Here are some specs:

Intel Core i5 @ 2.26Ghz
320GB HD
Ati Radeon 5470 512mb ddr3 memory.

Anything else needed just ask..

So what happens is this.

When I play a game like Call of Duty 2/4 on my laptop, after some time even though not always, the screen freezes, the sound keeps going in a truuuuuuuuuuuu never ending way and I have to switch it off by pressing the power on button for like 3 seconds. Then I power it on again and everything is normal. It is really annoying that I cannot play for more than 15 minutes. THIS LAPTOP IS BRAND NEW! So no dust problems or other stuff should be raising temperatures. Normal temperatures read 40-50C while when gaming 65C are reached or more. Still i guess temp is not the problems as sometime it simply stops after 5 seconds and I'm sure that in 5 seconds the temperatures don't rise that much.

I bought this from abroad so I cannot really send it in for repair. Also, i've changed the OS from Home Basic 64-Bit to Ultimate 64-Bit. All of them being Windows 7.

Thanks for your time. Awaiting your reply so that I can finally start enjoying my christmass present. Thanks.

A:Brand New Acer Aspire 5741G crashing/Freezing after a few minutes of Gameplay

Hi -

If it is software related, Driver Verifier may be of help.

Run Driver Verifier - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ed-473665.html

Provide full system info - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Regards. . .



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Hello, I hope someone can help me. I have a brand new Dell Inspiron that came with Windows 8.1 installed on a 1 TB hard drive. Any time I get a new computer, I always reformat and partition, which I did in this case. This was my first Windows 8/8.1 install, and everything went smoothly until, at some point, the computer would occasionally get locked up on the username screen for several minutes when booting. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling certain Dell utilities that I thought might be the problem, and even downgraded the BIOS after seeing that Dell had removed it from their website. I spent hours on the phone with Dell tech support. They weren't very knowledgeable, and seemed unable to troubleshoot what was going on by looking at the Event Viewer (a couple of times I let them take control of my computer, so they could see the errors). We ran hardware diagnostics and everything checked out. I even ran Memtest86+ and Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics on my own. Still nothing. Their solution was to restore Windows using the recovery partition that Dell installs, which can't be done, because I reformatted the hard drive.
The computer was purchased through Microsoft and is no longer in stock, so it can only be returned and not exchanged. I have until the 27th to either figure this out or return it. I spent all night yesterday reformatting and reinstalling Windows AGAIN, and the boot problem and errors came right back. The only programs I installed were Kaspe... Read more

A:Brand new Dell Inspiron laptop intermittently takes 5 minutes to boot

Hello there,
Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop, double-click it, select the options below and press go. It will create a log, please post the contents of it into your next reply.
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
List Restore Points
Download CCleaner from here. Once installed, open it and head over to the tools tab and select start-up. In the bottom right hand corner, select save to text file and select a name for it. Open the saved document and post the contents of it into your next reply. As-well as that. click the 'cleaner' tab, keep all the checkboxes the same and press run cleaner.
Download Autoruns from here, save it to your desktop and then extract it. Double click the extracted folder and navigate to autoruns and double-click it. Select file, save and change the 'save as type' to text file. Type in a name for it, such as Autoruns log and click save. Please post the contents of it into your next reply.
Run System File Checkerhttp://support.microsoft.com/KB/929833
Run Disk Checkhttp://www.thewindowsclub.com/disk-error-checking-windows-8
I also recommend you run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AdwCleaner.
Lighthouse Party

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My win2k freezes usually on the right click, but also on some other events (button click, menu open...) I tried to reinstall win2k, but it did not help. Also changed memory and power supply. I have ATA 100 card that connects the hard drive. CPU is 866 P3, memory 256Mb PC133. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Win2K freezes

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k im ne here and i hope u guys can help lol cuz this is the last straw.
anyways my system specs are

OS: Win2000pro SP4
CPU: AMD Athlon XP +2500
Mem: 3x 512mb @400mhz
GPU: Sapphire Ati X800 pro @ 256mb
HD: 60gb(main) + 160gb(slave)

so heres my problem:
a day or two ago my ASUS board kicked in and shutdown my comp cuz my CPU fan was misplugged and it was starting to heat up. at this time i was browsing on my computer. i of course let the CPU cooldown and then rebooted. the CPU had sustained no discernable damage as my comp began to restart and the BIOS showed no problems(also have checked both caches, no probs either). I begin loading win 2000 and then just as it switches to the blue BG in order to bring up winlogon, the mouse which i can move freezes up and i notice the computer is not accessing the HD anymore, and this just before stating the dialog boxes with applying network setings and so on...
basically heres wat i did next.

1. booted safe mode which worked and was able to log on. running at base VGA mode through the GPU

2. disabled the Ati drivers and was able to boot normally into Win 2000 albeit running at low resolution.

3.resinstall the Ati drivers and am able to get the GPU running on them without going through a restart. at this point i check if theres a problem with the GPU by benchmarking it and running games to test shaders etc. no problems.Half life 2 plays like a dream.

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I'm running IE6 SP1 on Win2K SP4. When I open IE it starts normally, then after a few seconds freezes. At that time the Task Mangler show that IE is using 99% of CPU resources. After some variable time while the window is frozen, it becomes active again, though it's still using 99% of the CPU and runs very slowly, from 10 to 100 times slower than Opera, which I also use. When I attempt to shut the window, Windows reports that it's not responding. If I shut the window before that first freeze, it closes normally. Using 99% of resources makes the whole computer crawl, of course, though for some reason my mail client (Pegasus) seems little affected.

I also get the dreaded message that IE has encountered an error and must close more often than I'd like, but it's very inconsistent and some days doesn't show up at all.

This has been going on for some time and came on gradually, so it's difficult to reproduce what might have been changed on my machine at the time it started.

Things I commonly have running (but don't need to have running for IE to fail) include Pegasus, vim, Opera, ACDSee, SpyBot and AVG.

Has anyone seen this before? I'd happily just stick with Opera, but some pages, including yours, don't render properly in Opera. Suggestions solicited.

--Jerry Dunham
Etosha Rescue & Adoption Center

A:IE6 freezes on Win2K, won't close

Please do this:


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