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Windows XP randomly freezes

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#1 scrabble123


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:14 PM


My XP machine is randomly freezing up - it appears to be fine for a few hours then it freezes completely and everything is unresponsive, the mouse doesn't even move.

Sometimes it freezes on the blue winXP start up screen, other times it just freezes while using internet explorer.

I have ran CHKDSK and it hasn't found anythiing, I have checked the with memtest. I have ran malwarebytes and everything appears clean. I've tried system restore but that doesn't help.

What should I do next to help me diagnose the problem?

Any help would be great!

I can post HJthis reports if you think it will help.

My machine is:- Windows XP Service Pack 3 Pentium D 3.40Ghz 1.0GB RAM.

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#2 scrabble123

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:27 PM

Today i took the whole machine to bits thinking it could be dust causing it to overheat, cleaned everything up put it all back together switched it on and it was fine then i plugged in the Belkin USB wireless adapter to go on the net and within minutes it crashed it only seems to be crashing when the USB belkin wireless adapter is plugged in and in use, if it's not plugged in it seems to be fine all the time.

Also it doesn't seem to crash in Safe Mode with networking enabled.....does this mean it's malware or is something wrong with my adapter

HJT log removed. ~ OB

Edited by Orange Blossom, 02 December 2009 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:51 PM

If this is happening only when the Wireless adapter is plugged in and it doesn't happen when it's not, I doubt that it is malware related. That is why I have removed the HJT log, analysis of which is restricted to the HiJack This forum.

I'll keep this topic in this forum so that someone else can guide you through some checks to verify whether or not you have an infection.

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