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Computer Freezes, Then Windows Does Start for Many Hours


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#1 erobando

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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!

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:02 AM

Freezing can be symptomatic of many things...but, in the absence of error messages, I would consider system overheating as the possible culprit.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:44 AM

I agree that it could be overheating.
PC Specs:
Model: Advent CPU: 2.4 Quad-Core P4 RAM: 4.0GB Graphics: 256MB On-board ATI X1200 Sound: On-board Hard-Drive: WD 500GB Monitor: 19 (1400x900) Windows: 7 Home Premium.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

OK, thank you for the feedback.
I'll try some anti-overheating solutions.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:50 PM

Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

How to Avoid Overheating Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:13 PM

You never posted the make/model of the system.
We don't know if we are dealing with a laptop or a tower.
Could be a different scenario from one to another.

Please post system make & model number.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:00 PM

Hello, I apologize for the long delay in response.

The computer is a tower.
Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU
E2160 @ 1.80 GHz
1.80 GHz 1.00 GB of RAM

I moved my computer off of the ground and cleaned it.
The computer was OK for a few days but then froze but this time with an error message relating to the power supply.
I replaced the power supply have not had problem for the last 4 days.




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