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WinXpsp3 Freezing Problem


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#1 alluazad

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:53 AM

My problem is that Windows Xp sp3 suddenly freezes without any visible cause.

There is no error shown.

For example , after I watch a movie and close the media player , if i click on anywhere suddenly the pc frozes. Even though I try to repair it nothing helps , only hitting the restart button helps .

This occured only recently , but I am sure no big change happened recently.

I dont know whether it is infected.

I scanned with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware , no detection .

Can anyone please help me with this situation.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:48 AM

Did you scan with an anti virus utility (neither of the two apps you mentioned is an anti virus app)?

Opent Task Manager to the processes tab and sort on the cpu column. Next time the system freezes, see if one of the processes is spiking.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

Yea , I have Avira and Microsoft Security Essentials.(uptodate, no infection)
once its frozen , i cant even open taskmanager , so checking is not possible

Edited by alluazad, 15 April 2011 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

The idea is to open task manager BEFORE the system freeze and leave it open and on top

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:14 AM

Done that also ...
Nothing suspicious found .

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:54 AM

I suggest you start by ruling out malware. Post in the Am I Infected forum on this site.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 01:37 AM

Okaay , I will copy this to that section .

Thanks for the help :)

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

Both Avira...and Microsoft Security Essentials...are AV programs.

They may be in conflict, creating unnecessary system problems.

Louis

OP has posted new topic in AII, this post is now closed.

Edited by hamluis, 17 April 2011 - 08:28 AM.





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