Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:39 PM
Hi, this is my first post, so hopefully I'm following the rules of the BleepingComputer community!
Lately (over the past week or two) my PC is freezing on startup. Sometimes it gets past where we choose a user and freezes at the desktop when the startups are loading, sometimes it doesn't get that far. It doesn't matter which of the two users we pick, however.
The odd thing is that as long as we keep moving the mouse (such as doing circles), the PC seems to startup fine and we move on without any problems once the PC is fully booted, the hard drive has stopped spinning, all the system tray items have loaded, etc.
I don't think it is malware issue, so I didn't post a hijack this log in the appropriate forum, but I have recently run CCleaner and done a defrag. (My AVG antivirus was on during the defrag since I just learned today that it should be off. Next time, I'll know. But again, I don't think this is the problem.)
Event viewer has a lot of W32Time, Service Control Manager and atapi errors under the System section. But I don't know what to do with those messages to investigate further.
Any suggestions are appreciated! For now, we'll keep moving the mouse!