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Okay well I'm editing this post with a little update. Uhm I have the event viewer open, so when the problem occurs I'll be able to pin point the program or programs/files that is making the issue. I also had ran virus scan, and atf cleaner, ad-aware
and nothing shows up. If you want to see the log files for the virus scan ill post them up as well, there was 1 warning no actual problems that occurred in the virus scan its
Begin scan in 'C:\'
C:\pagefile.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!

thats what it is, other than that im not sure everything seems normal but im not exactly what would be wrong. I do notice the program running now at 1:50am but there is no problems yet. But I notice after the problem when i open the task manager explorer.exe isnt in there unless i happen to be over looking it.
If you want to see the txt file from the logs of the hijack this I'll post them up.
not sure if you want them up now or what so i wont post them untill you ask

Edited by ev0l, 15 January 2008 - 03:53 AM.

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The issue with pagefile.sys is normal. It's Windows virtual memory.
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alright thanks :], so do you think it is explorer when it happens? cause it hasent happend for a while now. But i didnt do anything but use the atf cleaner
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can i get some help? or is no one gonna help?
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It sounds like an explorer hang up.
I have had one or two occasions where explorer didn't want to start but I did get a message telling me so, and then Vista restarted it successfully.

Check your problems log in control panel and see if it shows anything about an explorer problem.

Control Panel/Problem Reports and Solutions/View Problem History

Edited by PsychPosse, 15 January 2008 - 11:46 PM.

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okay well i checked that but the only problems it shows are froze programs which have happend recently
that dont help much because there is only 6 in there none of which are explorer.exe
it could be that since it happend at like 5pm today it took it out of the log already because its been 5 hours right?
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Did you look under Problem History on the left sidebar?

It shouldn't clear out on its own, all history should stay there until you clear it.

If you can, and want, post a screen shot of the problem log here.
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yeah when i went to it only froze programs showed up i check everything there was nothing bout explorer.exe so i cleared them restarted my system thats when the problem happens the most it did it again and then i restarted cause it [bleep]ed up and it happend again so i ctrl alt del and then then end tasked the winlogon.exe it took me back to my login i re logged in and it worked
went to the reports like you said nothing was reported no problems. :/
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