Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:45 PM
I don't recommend you use either Norton Internet Security or Norton Systemworks with WinME. They just don't seem to play well together in my experience. When you said you "deleted" them I hope you mean you uninstalled them? Forget about Nortons and install AVG Free and a compatible firewall. See the BC
compendium of recommended Freeware:Recommended Freeware
Random lock ups can be due to all sorts of things - overheating, viruses/spyware, corrupted files or faulty hardware. It could take some perseverance to track it down. After you follow Acklan
's advice do this:
- Run CLEANMGR
Click 'Start' then 'Run' and type cleanmgr and click OK.
A grey box appears that says 'Select the drive you want to clean up.'
In the pulldown menu select your harddrive, e.g. 'HP_PAVILION (C:)'.
Then click on OK to run the disk cleanup.
You can also access cleanmgr by clicking Start>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
- Reboot in Safe Mode
Usually achieved by tapping the F8 key as the system is booting, then selecting 'Safe Mode' from the menu.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
- Run Scandisk
Click to highlight the drive you want scanned,if it is not already highlighted.
Under "Type of test" select 'Thorough' and tick "Automatically fix errors".
- Run Defrag
Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter
Select which drive you want to defragment in the pulldown menu.
Click OK to start.
Reboot normally when finished.
This way at least you know the hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
Edited by Rimmer, 27 November 2005 - 10:52 PM.
Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.