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Stay logged in TechPowerUp Forums www.techpowerup.com Forums > Software > General Software > TechPowerUp Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent You know, the same thing has occurred to me, too. Once the update stared it continued on for a very long period of time with out finishing. Often times all Windows needs is a clean boot into Safe Mode and then a restart to clear up the problem.  Start Windows with the Last Known Good Configuration. Check This Out

I have been using both these programs for sometime and have had very good success, but recently these program websites when sending updates for newer versions (I use their free programs) but i never heard avast being dirty so it was not my priority dieselcat18 says thanks. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 micksim micksim Members 116 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Norwich, UK Local time:11:53 AM Posted 12 November Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 5 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 my review here

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What other drivers do I need to check?EDIT: I don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but I'll just put it out there in case. The IE browser starting operating on it's own and in a matter of minutes I had two new icons on my desktop for "Whitesmoke Translater". Why? but i never heard avast being dirty so it was not my priorityClick to expand...

Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Back to top #13 Artrooks Artrooks Members 1,463 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:New York Local time:06:53 AM Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:31 AM Hello,It appears that the hard drive and Steps 11 and 12 both involve more difficult and destructive solutions to Windows not starting fully. Freecell did not come up on the display, but I did see freecell listed in the processes tab of task mgr.

You might not care since you can't get to Windows normally anyway, but it's something I wanted you to be aware of. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes Once I was able to access that program through safe mode and uninstall it, Windows XP loaded up completely and seems to be running normally again. I'm either looking at the wrong place or it's not showing up. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473108/random-computer-freezing/ Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd. How to Fix Problems During the Windows Login Process Search the site GO

The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. Jun 9, 2012 at 10:01 PM #11 RuskiSnajper Joined: Feb 18, 2009 Messages: 1,640 (0.57/day) Thanks Received: 235 Location: slovenia , europe System Specs System Name: My custom machine Processor: Intel I don't think I have any CDs to burn .iso on.Your hard drive is a Western Digital (WDC WD3200JS-60PDB0). After the help I got from you guys here to solve the freeze-up problem, I dumped Avast and installed MS security essentials on both my PC's.

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Jun 9, 2012 at 8:43 PM #6 Widjaja Joined: Jun 12, 2007 Messages: 4,819 (1.37/day) Thanks Received: 640 Location: Wangas, New Zealand System Specs System Name: Darth Obsidious Processor: Intel i5 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance/desktop-freezing-frequently-using-windows-xp/b4bfa0d1-efee-45df-8151-4755b6572e31 If you're using Windows XP, you may want to wait until you've tried Steps 4, 5, and 6 before giving this a try.  Start Windows in Safe Mode and then use Computer Freezes Randomly Windows Xp May have deleted to many startup programs...will only restart to the screen saver, no programs are loading..I'll try and go back to safe mode and re-apply some programs I deleted. Windows Xp Keeps Freezing Jun 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM #13 Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member Joined: May 30, 2007 Messages: 8,878 (2.52/day) Thanks Received: 2,140 System Specs System Name: Great White Bengal Processor:

I've done: sfc scannow, crapcleaner, utility drive and registry scans, antivirus scans, chkdsk, etc - no help. http://advancedcomputech.com/windows-xp/xp-freezes-at-windows-is-starting-up-screen.html Then went to misconfig and startup to delete what looked to be unnecessary programs running in the back round, though it's hard for me to determine what needs to stay or As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged Once that's done, after cleaning all the Temporary Files from the computer, defragging, then temporarily disabling your antivirus program, run the file to reinstall SP3. Windows Xp Freezes After Startup

Generated Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:53:31 GMT by s_wx1077 (squid/3.5.23) CNET Reviews Best Products CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Networking Phones Printers Smart Home Tablets TVs An electrical short is sometimes the cause of problems during the Windows login process, especially reboot loops and hard freezes.  Test the RAM. Now I just need to figure out what's causing windows to freeze up befor it fully loads in normal start up operation. http://advancedcomputech.com/windows-xp/my-xp-laptop-freezes-when-it-starts-up.html So do consider using a good rootkit remover, a different type of anti-virus, anti-spyware etc, that you haven't used yet.

I use it and it's been great. Jun 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM #12 GoFigureItOut Joined: Dec 13, 2011 Messages: 348 (0.19/day) Thanks Received: 28 System Specs Processor: Intel C2Q Q9550 (2.83 GHZ) Cooling: Intel OC27vv Memory: 12 I have attached here the hijackThis log I generated a few minutes ago.

I am posting to this thread using safe mode, but doing anything with a normal boot is not going to work right now.

Regards,Brooks Back to top #11 ZapZap ZapZap Topic Starter Members 17 posts OFFLINE Local time:05:53 AM Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:51 PM Thank you, I will get the I don't think I have any CDs to burn .iso on. This is a time consuming procedure for sure, but a good way to attempt to isolate the problem.Arrow down to the More Information section.Click on the plus (+) sign next to Thank you.

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