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Vista X32 SP1 Freezes at idle


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#1 dforney

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:06 PM

Starting in April, my computer will freeze when idle for too long and I will have to cold boot it to get running again. I can usually hear an audible click in the computer then the programs stop responding.

Everything seems to run normal as long as I am using programs, etc. When I stop is when the computer will lock up.

Any suggestions?

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#2 woodyblade

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

I'll tell you for a start you shouldn't have run Combofix it is a powerful program which can cause irreversible damage if used incorrectly, So I would advise to not run it again, Just some information :huh:

Anyway to your problem, from your description of a "audible click" in the computer when the programs stop it might be a faulty or failing HDD more than likely the other possibility being some faulty RAM.
But I suspect the HDD because of the click you hear, I would suggest you try and backup all your important data as my first suggestion to a CD, DVD, USB Drive or External HDD. You may have to get a new HDD and hopefully you have your Windows Discs so you can reinstall it, but we'll get to that when you reply back.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:04 PM

ComboFix logs should not be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.

. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.

Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.


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