I normally don't take time to register for these forums. I have been all over the internet only to find oodles and oodles of posts on how to fix this annoying problem. Nobody seemed to know for certain - and there were some suggestions that the RAM needed to be replaced (don't do this). The only definitive cure for this problem is from Hats Off - back in 2006. I just did exactly as he said last night (except used Tune Up 2008 Trial) and IT WORKED. THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. THANK YOU HATS OFF!!!!
I am usually pretty good with my computer, but I have to admit this was one of the most annoying bugs ever. Again, Thank you,
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Edited by Chief2992, 23 June 2008 - 09:34 PM.