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Often dust clogs up the tiny ventilation ports on computers overheating the system and causing it to freeze. To resolve your issue, some detective work will be required. Please help me with down to earth English. All rights reserved.

it might be a Windows process error Also download these programs that are highly rated and are FREE.They are "Advanced System Care" and "Glary Utilities". If not then you have determined that the problem is software related.Step 7If your PC has not frozen in safe mode then reboot into normal mode. On Windows 8 and up, you can use Refresh action and Windows will reinstall itself, without any DVDs and deleting your data. Hope this helps.

Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with computers.EDIT: Nevermind, I think I understand what you meant by 7 passes now. I swear! You can use this website to help you decide which entries to uncheck.

All the best, JeffBic jeffbic, Sep 1, 2009 #14 Phantom010 Trusted Advisor Joined: Mar 9, 2009 Messages: 34,585 You're welcome! This will definitely cause Windows to freeze or slow down. Select Safe Mode from the option using your keyboard.Step 5Once in safe mode run your antivirus program. Is the computer REALLY locked up?

Heat related issue. Computer Freezes Randomly Windows Xp Uninstall all software from the Control Panel. On average once or twice/day. You may want to consider purchasing a larger laptop hard drive.

Phantom010, Aug 28, 2009 #9 Phantom010 Trusted Advisor Joined: Mar 9, 2009 Messages: 34,585 After all this, if your computer still freezes, try a Clean Boot to find the culprit application. When you use the event viewer you should be given to links to sites that discuss possible reasons for the problem. If you're thinking to reinstall xp, it might fix the problem only if its software related. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

Computer Freezes Randomly Windows Xp

It CAN defragment a drive with only 1% free space, it will only take more time for the job to finish. Run a virus and/or malware scanner and see what you come up with. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes I have Windows Vista in my HP laptop and it never freezes. Windows Xp Keeps Freezing Around 7 times out of 10, right before it freezes, the mouse or cursor becomes huge in size, and I can move it around a bit until the system completely hangs

Second, scan for spyware. Read Defragment-a-Disk-on-a-Windows-Computer or Use-a-Disk-Defragmenter for more detailed information. 2 Format your disk and reinstall your operating system. I don't think I have any CDs to burn .iso on.Your hard drive is a Western Digital (WDC WD3200JS-60PDB0). Using Foxfire and Thunderbird (latest Vers). Windows Xp Hangs

Task Manager will NOT let you kill a process critical to Windows, where Process Explorer might, you can use both progs concurrently or Process Explorer can be set up to replace I've emailed HP and Microsoft on this problem and their expedient reply is "go get it fixed by an authorized repair facility". I now have a Dell Inspiron 1501 onto which I reformatted/removed Vista and loaded my XP Pro along with 88+ MS upgrades. Ask a question and give support.

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contact... - {6F431AC3-364A-478b-BBDB-89C7CE1B18F6} - mscoree.dll (file missing) O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file) O9 - Extra button: I when to the programs list but there was no uninstall there either. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Thanks for the tips though.

I can't afford it to be crashing before next semester starts. I was only able to get about 8 hours in though because the computer was needed. Give us a break will you - if the MAC had to do half as much as the PC it would explode. It's got to be something else, but I don't know what.

best of luck.... Files continue to be stored there unless emptied and can sometimes create slow down. Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Scheduler - Sage Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\ACT\Act for Windows\Act.Scheduler.exe O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device

It won't boot up. 4- Even if I switch the computer off and on again, it won't boot up. 5- So I go into safe mode by pressing F8, and then