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#1 Dave Clark

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hi,
I was getting help on another forum but not getting any where.
Here is what has happened as briefly as I can.
I asked for help because IE8 kept getting blacked out toolbars but the malware section gave me a clean bill of health. Then shortly after my computer started to freeze.
On advice I Firstly ran chkdsk then Memtest86 all with no problems but the computer got progressivly worse and IE blacked out every boot. Then the computer kept freezing but the HDD was working overtime.
THEN RAN SFC /SCANNOW AGAIN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The computer just got worse and worse till tonight it would not boot up. I was going to run chkdsk again but when it tried to boot up I got the BSOD briefly then it tried to reboot again. Then tried to get into safe mode but it would only get as far as the list of files and would not go any further. I have had to remove the HDD and boot from an old one to get help.

Is there someone who can give me some help PLEASE.

Dave

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:48 PM

Please post a link to your topic in this other forum.

Generally, it's unwise to ask for/receive/follow advice from two different forums at the same time.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:53 PM

Hi,
I know what your saying but I am desperate and feel as though they have given up. Here is the link :- http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/many-problems-getting-worse-577824-3.html#post3296876

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

Well...I guess that I don't know what you expect anyone to suggest.

You cite a number of symptoms in random order...all of which seem to indicate fundamental hardware issues, IMO...of varying types.

System manufacturer and model? How large is C: partition, how much free space currently? How much RAM installed?

FWIW: Emphasizing how "desperate" you may be...does nothing to improve the suggesstions or advice that may be forthcoming from members. Can we stop being dramatic, please?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

Hi Louis,
It may seem dramatic but Perhaps I didn't give them a clear enough indication of how I felt the computer was, I could see it coming but the help I was getting didn't seem to be coherent or methodical and I was sure it was going to end as it did. My system is as follows,
Manufacturer:- Built to order about 8-9 years ago
C partition is 375gb with 319gb free the 1 tb HDD was installed 2 months ago and was a clone of this HDD. I have access to the HDD but only through USB.
I have 2x1gb memory installed

If you need any further info please ask.

Regards,

Dave

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:00 PM

"the malware section gave me a clean bill of health"

Could you please tell us what leads to that premise?
What programs were used to scan the system?

I read your thread on the other forum.
Everyone is thinking hardware. I am not.
My thinking is that either the system is infected or something loading on start up is causing your issue.

The executable for internet explorer is iexplore.exe not ie.exe
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Hi,
Here is the link to the malware forum.


http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/where-has-my-post-gone-need-help-573656-2.html#post3291764

It's after midnight here in Tenerife but if you give me a list of things to try I'll sort out tomorrow and post back.

Regards,

Dave

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:12 PM

The toolbars referenced in #1 kind of bother me since we dont know what they are.
In my opinion, all toolbars are completely unnecessary and a lot are malicios.

Is a clean install an option?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:01 PM

You mean of XP Pro, if so then I may as well clone the drive and lose some of the more recent data

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

Cloning the drive...will not eliminate any problems that currently exist within the operating system. A clone is an exact copy.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

I meant reclone the "faulty" drive from a clone that is about 3 months old.

Regards,

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the clarification :).

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:38 PM

The topic has been "solved" after-a-fashion in the Tech Support Forums. The HDD has passed testing with the manufacturer's diagnostic utility and the OP is going to clone from the "old" HDD once again.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for the update, AA :).

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