Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:41 AM
Hello, I have Windows XP Version 2002 SP 2.
About 1 week ago my computer froze while running an Avast! boot time scan.
There was a message stating that a Firefox Archive file was corrupted but I didn't have the foresight to copy all of the info.
Immediately after that Windows would not start. The "on" light was working but nothing appeared on the screen.
The next day (about 12 hours later), I could log onto windows but it froze again.
A few hours later, I could log into Safe Mode. I ran Avast! and Malwarebytes scans with no positives.
I also restored my Firefox bookmarks to an earlier date.
The following day (about 36 hours after the initial problem), I could log onto Windows normally. I could also run an Avast! boot time scan without problems.
My computer worked fine for about 5 days until it froze again yesterday. This time it froze while running a video on VLC Player.
Again, I could not immediately log into Windows, my computer turned on but nothing appeared on the screen.
Today (about 24 hours after the 2nd freeze), I can log on again.
I have Erunt but have not tried restoring the registry to an earlier date because I'm not sure if this is best.
Any suggestions you provide will be greatly appreciated!