Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


XP System freeze

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 rtmarengo59


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:08:51 AM

Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:37 AM

I am running XP on an HP Media Center desktop. Everything works fine< i can play games, use all programs without a problem. As soon as I use Firefox or Explore and sefr three or four pages my system locks up. The only way out is to shut down-reboot. I have run spyware, reg checks, removed and re-installed both Fox and Explorer. any suggestions?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 dc3


    Bleeping Treehugger

  • Members
  • 30,714 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:06:51 AM

Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:21 AM

Hi rtmarengo59, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

This really sounds like an infection. Have you cleared all of you Internet temporary files?

Can you start up with Safe Mode in Internet? If you can try running some of these online scans.

Suggested Online Security Scans
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the time that this is happening. Each error will have its own date and time shown.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow trinangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users