Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:46 PM
Good afternoon, my computer (an old dinosaur of an E-Machine) has been hanging up after i've selected a user and inserted the password and it begins loading personal settings.
I have gotten a few "low on virtual memory" warnings that helped to explain this but I have expanded the memory, and cleared out as much space as I can for the RAM by deleting temporary internet files, and disabling certain startup programs and processes. This includes disabling my Spyware Doctor which was sucking up most of the space.
I have uninstalled an old Norton Antivirus that had gotten lost in the background, since I thought perhaps it had been corrupted and this resulted in the problem. That does not seem to have fixed the problem. I have also run Malwarebytes several times but it has detected nothing.
I have run TweakNow Registry cleaner several times to see if I could fix the problem but it was all to no avail. I can enter the computer via safemode or by entering into a low memory usage mode (alt + tab) and everything seems to be working smoothly once I am inside.
The mouse and keyboard are both responsive when it hangs up, the Windows XP just seems unwilling to load the users. It also continues to insist that it is low on virtual memory despite my having cleaned it out. Either something unseen is using up all the virtual memory, or for some reason it is just not registering that it has the space.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all very much.