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Vista Basic Random Freezes


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I have had Vista Basic installed on my computer for about 4 months now. At first I liked it considerably... with the exception of the "A program is trying to access...." screens. About a month ago it started giving me errors when trying to run certain programs like winamp "Winamp has stopped working ...blah blah blah" And now it freezes up at random. I can be on for five hours and nothing will happen, or I could be on for five minutes and it will freeze. I have all my antivirus, spyware, malware, and defender updated. What steps should I take to troubleshoot this?
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Are all your drivers up to date? What firewall are you using?
What other programs give you an error?
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All my drivers are up to date. And as far as my firewall goes, I am only using Windows Defender. It tends to lock up instantly when I try to run high end games e.g. Company of heroes, Oblivion, Hellgate, etc.
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Windows Defender isn't a firewall!! :)
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Ok then. I am using whatever firewall comes with Vista. It also has problems with certain programs like WinAmp. Sometimes it will work, but most of the time i'll get the message "Winamp has stopped working...." and it will be some sort of script error. And my wifes Myspace IM gave that error on startup every time. I uninstalled both and it doesn't seem to freeze as much, but it still does occasionally. I am about ready to can the whole OS and go back to XP.
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I am gonna run Hijack and post the results on here tonight when I get a chance.
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Here is the HiJack Log file.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:34:37 PM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1, v.668 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.17052)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_SL.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.daemonsearch.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7C3BEBD4-65F2-4EDE-9F43-A004E571E552}: NameServer = 208.19.107.240,216.163.120.19
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{7C3BEBD4-65F2-4EDE-9F43-A004E571E552}: NameServer = 208.19.107.240,216.163.120.19
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{7C3BEBD4-65F2-4EDE-9F43-A004E571E552}: NameServer = 208.19.107.240,216.163.120.19
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

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End of file - 4022 bytes
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No one is going to help you in this forum with your HJT log. You need to post your HJT log in the correct forum located here:
http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html


1. I see no Antivirus program running.
2. SP1 is a 'release candidate'.... are you testing it?
3. You need to configure 'Windows firewall' to either allow or disallow certain programs to run.
4. What are the specs on this machine... such as memory, etc?
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Actually I had AVG antivirus running on my machine, but uninstalled everything that ran on startup trying to trouble shoot the problem. Seemed to help a bit, but still has the same problem. So I reinstalled it after I did the HiJack. Here are my system specs.... don't laugh.

CPU: Pentium D 925
MB : PCChips P23G
MEM: 1gig (2X512) Generic
VDO: XFX 6800XT
PS : Hercules 600w

Like I said don't laugh. This was my "Cheap" upgrade to a dual core.
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