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not sure what the problem is-Winxp home edition


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#1 fitmom726

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 06:15 AM

Hi,
Ok, I posted a HJT log in the HJT board, but now I don't think that is my problem. Truthfully I think my hard drive is bad, but I have to gimp along the best I can until I can afford a new computer or at least a new hard drive.
Anyway, a few months ago I started having a lot of trouble with my pc. I ended up with a bad spyware program that you guys had to help me get rid of. In addition, I ended up refromatting my hard drive and reinstalling windows. I had to do it twice. AFter the last time, I seemed to be OK until yesterday.
All of a sudden most programs wouldn't open and the ones that did would get hung up and stop responding. I also couldn't connect to the internet.
I am able to reboot in safe mode and run everything with no problems. Does this mean something I have starting up when I boot up is the problem? How do I change my settings so nothing automatically starts up and would that help?

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:31 AM

Yes that is what it means.
Do you have anti virus and antispyware running on your computer? If so run it from Safe Mode. It should knock most of it out. Try this first.
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Posted 06 October 2005 - 03:16 PM

Darn, I was hoping that would work, but it didn't. I ran all my spyware and antivirus stuff in safe mode and no dice.
I guess I'm going to have to buy a new hard drive.
Thanks anyway!

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:02 PM

If you can run everything in Safe Mode, and launch applications and save files, etc., the it is not your hard drive failing.
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:53 AM

John,
Yes, I can run in safe mode. Also I disabled all the stuff that automatically starts up when I reboot and now everything is working semi OK in regular mode. Still hanging here and there.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 05:09 AM

Ok, here's something else. I know from my error logs that I do have a bad sector on my hard drive. Can that be fixed? I tried to do chkdsk /f but it says the drive can't be locked because it's in use by something else and do I want to run chkdsk on the next startup (?)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 09:32 AM

Run chkdsk in Safe Mode, so no other apps are running while it's trying to work.
Or run it on the next startup.

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