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#1 crybllrd

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:14 PM

My computer running XP is freezing up somewhat periodically (daily, sometimes a few times a day). When it freezes, I can't move the mouse, Ctrl Alt Del, or anything. I'm just forced to manually turn it off and restart.
I don't seem to find any link between things I am doing when it freezes. The last two I remember I was surfing the internet, and another time I was watching a movie.
I have AVG which runs on schedule every night, and it hasn't found any infections lately. I also run Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and CCleaner periodically.
I'm not sure if it is related, but after I restart my Quick launch toolbar is always gone (but easy enough to get back in the start menu properties). It doesn't disappear if I shut down or restart properly.
Any ideas on how to proceed with this?
Thanks in advance

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:38 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:34 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ZV4kKE3oayEgJJ1htqBtoCJ

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:44 PM

When was the last time you dusted out your computer?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:50 AM

It's been quite a while I suppose.
I really didn't think that would make a difference!
I guess I will do that now, thanks a lot, and I will let you know if I have another problem!




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