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Laptop Keeps On Hanging!


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#1 jbmoisin

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:17 PM

Hello!

I'm using a packard bell easynote , with windows XP (home) , AMD Athlon XP-M 2000++ , 736MB RAM and 40gig hdd.

But lately, my computer hangs up seldom without apparent reason. What i mean is, it just hangs up even when there is a minimal usage of ram and processor. I could always opens and avi file, surf, and do some 3D modelling software without the computer hangs. But then suddenly, when i stop using anything, it just hangs. :thumbsup:

I've always constantly defrag , scan virus/spyware and do a scandisk. So, i don't understand why. Plus, when it hangs up, the processor usage is not even 50% ! :flowers:

Anyone have any idea why?

Thanks! :trumpet:

Take care and be safe,
Fairuz

Edited by jbmoisin, 12 April 2006 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:29 PM

Try running these if you haven't already:

Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

They are really necessary protection to use in addition to your constantly updated anti-virus program.

I suggest you also run the following web based scans using Internet Explorer (as they require Active X)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html


Trojan scans –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp


Also check your power settings (Power Options in the control panel) making sure your computer is not being put on standby, hibernate, etc.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

Hey enthusiast,

Actually, i've scan with ad-aware and spybot already. And i scan virus with avg pro.

I don't think it's the problem with the power because it's the same setting since i've bought this computer. I never change it.

Thanks for the quick reply btw.

Anyone got any idea? I've tried to free some more space by deleting the older restauration point and suddenly i got a blue screen of death. Hmm, this is getting worst! :thumbsup:

Edited by jbmoisin, 12 April 2006 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 09:48 PM

Just a question because I am curious - how much free space did/do you have left on the hard drive?

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:15 AM

Erm, when i was posting on the first message, it was around 1.3 gig. But now, im freeing some space, so i have around 7++gig.

Why?
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:20 PM

I was curious because many times people become overzealous about "freeing" space and delete things that can cause unintended consequences.

I agree that 1.3 gig free space would make some cleaning necessary, if for nothing else but the ability to defrag, especially if the drive is a 40 gig.

Edited by Enthusiast, 13 April 2006 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2006 - 02:38 PM

Nah, i deleted only avi, mov, mpg and all other type of video files. I don't go on deleting windows stuff neither any other software. Eventhough the problem happens even before after having to do all those "freeing" space thing.
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