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#1 achtung13

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:37 PM

I have been having problems with my computer (Dell Dimensions 4600) freezing up on me. When it freezes at first I can move the mouse but after a second or two the mouse stops moving and the computer continuously beeps, and I have to shut the power off. The problems leading up to this have been:

1. For a few weeks my computer would reboot on its own while I was using it. I was never given an error message.
2. I did a Microsoft update and upgraded to Internet Explorer 8.
3. I deleted the expired trial of Windows One Care.
4. I was promptly infected with Antivirus Soft.
5. After failing to activate my Anti-virus Software (Stop Sign) I used my Laptop to search out info on getting rid of AVS
6. I found your site and followed the instructions and AVS was removed
7. I deleted Malwearbytes
8. I was unable to open Internet Explorer,except in safe mode, and still can't.
9. I downloaded Firefox, which is what I am using right now.
10. I tried to run Stop Sign and it found one virus or something bad, and froze up, this has happened a number of times.
11. I read a lot of posts on this site and downloaded Super AntiSpyware ran it and it found a number of file. I used it to correct and delete all of the bad stuff. I then deleted it, not wanting to have more than one security program.
12. Computer still freezes up when I try to download anything, run Stop Sign, or run any sites that have video.
13. I am not computer literate at all so you might have to talk to me like a dummy, don't worry I won't be offended.
Thanks for your help.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:28 PM

the computer continuously beeps

Is there any pattern to the series of beeps
I would check your memory first off
http://www.memtest.org/
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#3 achtung13

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

Which memtest86+ should I down load?

* Memtest86+ V4.00 (22/09/2009) **

* Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.gz)
* Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)

* Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.gz)
* Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.zip)

* Download - Pre-Compiled EXE file for USB Key (Pure DOS)

* Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:04 PM

Sounds to me like over heating.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:36 PM

86+, Version 4.0.

How to successfully burn or write an ISO-image to cd or dvd - http://iso.snoekonline.com/iso.htm

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:38 PM

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/downloa...corderV2RC1.msi - fast and easy way to burn something no bloatware.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:51 PM

ok so i down loaded the memtest86+ 4.00 now what do I do with it. Sorry I am learning disabled when it comes to computers. Talk to me like I'm 5. Well a 5 year old might know more than me, talk to me like I'm95.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:56 PM

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/downloa...corderV2RC1.msi - fast and easy way to burn something no bloatware.



ok so i down loaded the memtest86+ 4.00 now what do I do with it. Sorry I am learning disabled when it comes to computers. Talk to me like I'm 5. Well a 5 year old might know more than me, talk to me like I'm95.



Install the program I linked to above, and then burn the program you downloaded to a CD.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

It's downloaded now what?




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