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#1 ScottieBaseball


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hi there...30 year old married father of two wonderful children (son 9, daughter 2-1/2) here. I'm a Facilities Manager by day and the Managing Editor at OriolesHangout.com by night.

I own a Compaq Presario (2.7 GHz Intel Celeron processor, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB HD running Windows XP) and recently bought a Gateway laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core Mobile processor, 1024 MB RAM, 120 GB HD running Windows Vista Home Premium) and have had trouble with both.

The Presario is 3 or 4 years old and has grown progressively slow in its age. I've run registry cleaners, anti-spyware, virus software, windows washers, deleted temporary internet files, etc. with no noticeable improvement. I'm guessing one of those hijackthis logs is in order, but the "how to post a hijack this log) links I've found on this message board are broken.

The laptop's hard drive crashed 5 weeks after I bought it brand-new. It was fine one minute, I walked away, came back an hour later, it was frozen, did a hard reboot, and got the dreaded blue screen. At first it said there was a corrupt .dll file, but then it wouldn't even start Windows. I did everything Gateway tech support told me, but the ultimate conclusion was hard drive failure. They sent me a new one for free and everything is great now except when it goes to "sleep" and I try to wake it, it locks up. Every time.

I'll post this in a more appropriate forum when I'm finished, but I thought it was worth mentioning what brought me here.
Wish me luck!!!

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:25 PM

Hi, ScottieBaseball.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Is this the link you're referring to?
Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log
It works for me.

Please take the time to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 01:31 AM

Hello, ScottieBaseball, :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer!.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:57 AM

Good luck and Welcome to BC!
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