Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:24 AM
This issue just started yesterday morning. I woke up yesterday morning to find the computers monitor (which went into hibernation) and the CPU still running (apparently soeone other than myself was on the computer and left it on overnight). I should also mention that the internet was still running as well (internet provided by my cable company)
Because the computer was unresponsive, I had to manually shut it down and turn it back own. It booted up like it normally should, but then 15 minutes after starting it up (and while I was on the internet), it froze. The mouse would not respond, ctrl-alt-delete wouldnt work either, so again I had to manually shut it down.
However, when I tryed to start the computer again, my monitor would display a message such as "No Input Signal" and 5 seconds later would go to sleep. So I was forced to manually shut it down again. I would get this same error message 5 or 6 times before the hp splash screen would come up and load like it normally should. However, the computer would only last between 5-15 minutes before freezing up again.
Once I manually shut it down for the 10th time and turned it back on again, I got an error message about some DLL's were corrupted or missing which prevented Windows XP from loading normally. So I did a PC recovery, and got XP to run again, but the computer is still freezing.
I'm worried that the constant freezing and me having to manually shut it down would be causing more problems. I actually dont know what else to do at this point:
I've already ran PC-Doctor softwate (which was already installed on my PC before) and all the system and memory tests passed.
I've ran a Spyware program (Advanced Spyware Remover I got from majorgeeks) and had 7 infections removed.
I've ran (and still running because the computer would freeeze and interupt the scan) AVG 8.0. So far I've got nothing serious that was caught.
I haven't downloaded or removed anything from my computer that would cause this problem.
If I run the computer in Safe Mode (with networking) I can stay on the computer for 35 minutes or more before it freezes. Normal startup, it barely makes it to the desktop screen. If I do make it by running in normal startup, the computer lasts 5-15 minutes before freezing up.
I got a HiJackThis log all ready to go, but I know you are not supposed to post those here.
Could this actually be a really stubborn virus/adware/spyware that these programs are bypassing or is it something else?