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#1 catfish33

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:45 AM

Hey, all. Over the last week, my browser has been acting weird. It will load everything except one last picture or graphic, and freeze. I try to hit the back button or stop, and nothing happens. I've had to hit end tasks just to get out of explorer, and even then, the computer won't shut down properly.

I currently run MacAfee online, Adaware, Hijack This, and Spyware Blaster. Guess what? Nothing unusual. I've defragmented the computer, and also eliminated some programs, but it still crops up every second or third session online. Any ideas?

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:30 AM

I think we need some system info here.

I currently run MacAfee online

Is that saying you don't have any resident anti-virus program?
Have you run Windows Update recently?
Try this basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
    Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK

  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
    Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.


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Posted 03 May 2005 - 05:24 PM

I use Windows 98, if that is a problem.

I'll print out your info and try your suggestions.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:14 PM

I haven't gotten the Windows Updates in a while, mainly because I'm on dialup, but the damned thing froze again a few minutes ago! I did all the stuff I had to do in safe mode. Is this possibly a java error?

I really don't want to reload Windows and lose everything.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:47 PM

Try an IE repair:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...ress-tut71.html

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:32 AM

Did the repair, and it's freezing faster now!!! Had to hit Control Alt Delete to get out of Explorer. Any other ideas?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:26 AM

Well, I ended up calling Compaq and spending $40 to find out my msconfig files were messed up. I think MacAfee's latest update ruined my computer. Anyway, it's all fixed now, so that should end it.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:59 PM

Sorry I wasn't able to help. Thanks for letting us know you fixed it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:44 AM

Yeah, it's fixed, alright. Now my fonts are screwed up. When the printer menu opens, the font is so damned big, I can't see it all! :thumbsup:

And on the web, some text is garbled. I have new default text, I guess you would call it, and I don't know how to fix it.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:38 AM

Is this just a screen resolution problem? Right click on a blank area of the desktop and click Properrties then click the Settings tab. Your resolution should be at least 800x600 probably 1024x768.

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