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#1 Lauren10


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:54 PM

Whenever i leave my computer and come back like a half an hour later my computer has shutdown on its own and while it is on it seems to be running slower and freezes every now and then. Caution messages have been popping up saying i cant save certain files in the c drive anymore or something. This all started after i tried to update to the latest itunes and it seemed to mess up my computer as well as itunes which i cannot even open now

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#2 Seth_z


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:07 PM

If you caught this right away you might beable to use a Restore Point, hopefully one was made. If you didn't do it recently you might lose some other things you've since installed since this happened :thumbsup:

I'm new to this whole trouble shooting thing, so if you want to wait to see if there are better suggestions or if anyone else agrees with me. I've used it when I had problems and it's worked fine (Providing you remember the date it happened and have a restore point shortly before that!)

Edited by Seth_z, 02 August 2006 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

How much available space do you have remaining on your hard drive?

First disable Itunes from your startup menu.

I recommend the following freeware ap to manage the startup menu because it better identifies the aps and is less problematic than msconfig:

Startup Inspector (manages startup menu – helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)


Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)


After disabling Itunes from starting when Windows starts use add/remove programs to uninstall it. Reboot and see if you are still having the problem.

If the problem persists, run checkdisk and then run defragment.

If the problem still persists, use Windows System Restore to return your system state to a date that predates the problem.

Edited by Enthusiast, 02 August 2006 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:13 AM

Go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com and perform a free online scan of your system.
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