Posting here on advice from ThunderZ to rule out infections and confirm/deny overheating. Please help. Thx!
machine: Dell Latitude D610 laptop
OS: Windows XP professional
Summary of thread:
Computer has been freezing up about every 10 minutes after start up. I keep hitting the "kill switch" and restarting.
Sometimes on restart the Caps Lock light (A) flashes and then the computer shuts down before ever really starting up.
Sometimes the computer restarts -- only to freeze again in 10 mins.
Tried running Kaspersky and Malwarebytes complete scans, but computer freezes before finishing -- after about 1-5% or 10 minutes.
I think you guys are right about the heat problem. When I put the laptop right next to my air conditioner, it doesn't freeze up.
Now, I have had this laptop for 4 years and never a problem like this. The only thing that may have been a factor recently was I spent a week on a boat where it was salty air and humid. Otherwise, any ideas about a cause and solution?
I haven't added any new programs recently. Not 100% sure I am malware free. I have Kaspersky protection running all the time. Ran Malwarebytes' antimalware scan yesterday -- it found 2 Koobface things and I quarantined and removed.
Attaching screenshot of my current processes running.
QUOTE(dvs @ Aug 24 2009, 09:41 AM) *
-- it found 2 Koobface things and I quarantined and removed.
At this point I would suggest you post READ and HERE so we can totally rule out any further or other infection(s).
Edited by dvs, 24 August 2009 - 03:19 PM.