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Windows ME keeps locking up


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richie00

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Hi, I have a problem with ME locking up when not in use and turned on. I removed trojan "ibm00001" which was causing alot of problems for a friend. I also unticked a lot of startup programs in msconfig and now ME keeps locking up?. Is there a way of removing the entries he doesn't need in startup? I am getting the PC back later, and am going to enable programs in start up one at a time hoping this will resolve the problem. If things don't work out can anybody shed some light on this for me? It's been a long time since I used ME, them were the days I remember them well.
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Sometimes there is a conflict between the bios and windows when you have power saving setting active in both. I usually turn off any power saving setting in windows and let the bios turn the monitor to standby when i'm not using the computer.

I usually also use msconfig to set programs i don't want runing all the time. If i'm not using a program very much i will uninstall it from the system. Lean and clean is the way to keep the puter fast and without many problems.

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Well that didn't work. I tried msconfig in selective mode with all the start up programs disabled and then enabled them one at a time every time it locked up. I also checked the power saving options they were turned off already. I tried installing hijackthis to get a report it wouldn't let me??? so I ran adaware and search and destroy removed more spyware and tried installing hijackthis it still won'tlet me. Any suggestions?
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OK, after wrecking my head trying to figure out what was causing the lockup, I decided to restore my registry backup, it seems to have resolved the issue. I had made a couple of changes to the registry on recommendation to clear "ibm0000" from the system I was also having problems with IE and made recommended changes in registry aswell. I am sure this is what was causing the problems well 90% sure.

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