Netbook. I am experiencing frequent lock-ups about every 5-20 minutes, forcing me to shut down with the "hard shutdown" method (holding the power button for 5 seconds). I have defragmented the drive using "Smart Defrag",
run Registry Mechanic v. 22.214.171.1240, Malwarebytes AntiMalware v. 1.39, and COMODO System Cleaner 1.1.64946.38. COMODO System Cleaner keeps detecting three files which seem to be suspect to me. It isn't able to delete them.
I bought the computer new in May. It is an Acer Aspire One ZG5 with a 160GB HD and 1024 MB memory. I have heard of hardware problems caused by the speakers being played too loud on this model, and though I don't remember ever playing them too loud, it seems like that could possibly have something to do with it, so I'd like to rule that out if anyone knows a good way to do that.
other things I have tried are to take out the battery and depress the power button for 30 seconds and to reset the system BIOS to default.
Help would be greatly appreciated,
Edit: When the computer locks up I am still able to move the cursor around, but it has an hourglass next to it (background work?) and I am unable to click anything.
Edit: I run COMODO Antivirus and COMODO Firewall, as well as COMODO Defense+. I have updated the virus database but the scanner was still unable to find any viruses.
Edit: When CHKDSK is run it gives the following information:
"Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
150151522 KB total disk space.
99192228 KB in 81492 files.
28760 KB in 6167 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
164886 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
50765648 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
37537880 total allocation units on disk.
12691412 allocation units available on disk."
When I run it in /F (fix) mode it doesn't fix the error, and the next time I run CHKDSK it gives the same message.
Edited by Mr Binante, 24 July 2009 - 09:03 PM.