Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:14 AM
to BC kevinr999
That's a strange problem which I don't have a quick fix for. What anti-virus and anti-spyware progs are you running on this machine? Do you have a lot of software automatically starting on this laptop? (look in Start>>run and type msconfig
Is your Anti-virus
program current and updated
? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.
Do you have a range of anti-spyware
installed? If not download and update all
of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
and run the anti-virus scan and all the anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
Repeat the problem(s) and then check the Event viewer for more information on what has happened. Here is a guide on using the event viewer (I'm assuming you have Windows XP?):Event viewer Guide
Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.