Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:42 AM
My PC recently developed this annoying habit of locking up, especially when I leave it idle. I can't even move my cursor, and I have to hit the reset button to get it running again. I decided to reformat my PC, but I ran into yet another problem: it locks up when I try to copy my files to my external hard drive or flash drive, even if the file is only 700 mb. I have over 100 GB worth of data that I need to back up, and I can't get any of it done because of the lock-up problem.
Does anyone know of a good way to back-up large files or to get rid of the lock up problem?
Here's what I've done so far:
Tried system restore. It won't even open.
Tried Windows' backup utility. Again, it doesn't want to work.
Cleaned up my registry with ccleaner and eusing
I uninstalled all programs that I installed in the past week.
I tried copying my files in safe mode. Didn't work.
I reset the registry permissions to their defaults
Checked event viewer:
In the application event viewer, I'm getting a lot of errors relating to AVG7 (event 100),though I already uninstalled it, Application Error (event 1000), Application Hang (event 1002) and MsiInstaller (11334). In the system event viewer, I got SideBySide errors (events 59 and 32). I honestly don't know what these mean, and the only things I'm vaguely familiar with are events 59 and 32 which apparently have something to do with c++ runtime libraries.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
OS: Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz
GPU: Nvidia 8800 GT