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Maybe time for a new computer...


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#1 Gray1234

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:13 PM

Hi All, I've only got a very small and old computer, it's got an 8GB hard drive.. I'm running XP (SP2) on it though, and it's all I've really needed as I'm a moderate user only.

Just recently I had heaps of trouble with blue screens and my computer turning itself off all the time. It kept coming up with warnings and *** STOP screens, among other things. I spent ages on it myself, teaching myself a few things from forums like this. In the end I deleted some processes, and things have almost come back to normal. No more blue screens, and no more STOP messages. The only thing is that my hard drive seems to be completely full, and every time I delete things to get space back, it fills right back up again with who knows what..???

I've transferred all my docs, photos, etc to a new 160 GB external hard drive I've bought now, but doesn't seem to stop the hard drive filling up with... something.
Even when I free space up, the computer intermittently takes forever to open my browser, and just to do what I would have thought were simple tasks. Having said that, on rare occasions these things work at a fine speed, which seems strange to me that it's not always the same.

I'm just wondering if there's something nasty in the system thats playing havoc with it. I don't trust this computer anymore to be secure on line, in case there's something going on, which is a real pain. I just hoped someone might be able to have a quick look at the attached HJT log for me, and see if there's anything in there that looks not quite right.
Maybe its all fine and it's just time for a new computer, but like I say, I'm not a huge user, and if I can get this straightened out, I can put up with the system and my external hard drive for a bit longer.
Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thanks in anticipation!

(P.S - I've been using Ccleaner, and ATF Cleaner regularly. On occasions I've been running Advance System Care, and SuperAntiSpyware. I've tried defragging with AusLogics and Smart Defrag, but both of them are unable to complete defragging due to lack of space.)

Regards, Graeme Attached File  HijackThis_Log_6.05.09.txt   4.03KB   16 downloads

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:07 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:52 AM

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