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Computer Freezes at Least 5 Times a Day


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#1 Supergirl425

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

Hi,

Today I had to manually restart my computer 5-6 times and it's been like that every day. I was infected with some virus before and I got tired of trying to get rid of it(my antivirus wouldn' remove it). I decided to format the harddrive and do a clean install Vista Ultimate. That went well but now the computer freezes too many times in a day. It freezes randomly when running  IE or just when I'm trying to install something. It's a fresh install and I need to reinstall some programs I had on it before but the freezing problem just wouldn't let me. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:38 AM

Download, install and run Speccy. Click File > Publish Snapshot > Yes > Copy to Clipboard and then paste in the URL you just copied into a Reply to this thread.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:27 PM

Thank you for your response. Here is what I got:

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/MjbhQbRR7uq7FSkouQftrca



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:25 PM

You need to install Service Pack 2.  Since you are having issue with the computer I would suggest downloading it to the hard drive of another computer.  This is a ISO image and can be used to create a disc to install the service pack from on your computer.

 

You can download SP2 at the Microsoft Download Center.  Just follow the instructions.

 

This may not resolve all of your problems, but it definitely needs to be done.

 

You can use a program like ImgBurn to create the DVD, I've included instructions below.

 

To burn a ISO file to a CD or DVD please downlaod ImgBurn and install it.
 
Insert blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
 
Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.
 
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Click on the Browse for a file icon:
 
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Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
 
Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable CD.
 
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

Hi

Thank you for your response. I don't think I can use this computer anymore :(  I had someone clean the dust inside and there were several blown components. I don't know if the dust can do that because there was A LOT of it. So I'm gonna see if I can get my other computer to work(I doubt it). But I really appreciate your response!



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:22 PM

Sorry to hear about the untimely demise.

 

Did the person who cleaned the computer tell you what these components are?

 

Electrolytic capacitors?


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:27 PM

yes, some kind of capacitors.4 of them were bad. It's all good now, though. I got a brand new computer. Thanks, again :)



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

Well that certainly would resolve the issue!

 

Nine days late, but Merry Christmas. :thumbup2:


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Merry Christmas to you! And since we are late anyways, happy New Year...and Thanksgiving, too LOL






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