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I am on Windows XP and any time I try to access a folder, such as my documents or a folder I have on my desk top, or even in my computer on my C drive, it will freeze and tell me Windows has a problem, send error report. I have worked with a person on this website to see if there was spyware and after several approaches nothing we did worked. He suggested I ask in here. Please help!
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

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

Check the anti virus 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

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I do not have my XP Cd, can I still do this with out it?
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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


Skip that step if you don't have your xp cd.
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I tried all of that and it didnt fix the problem......
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Download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible

Using Memtest
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