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Freezing Computer...system restore compromised? [RESOLVED]


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Will do. I rebooted just to see how the comp would respond, since after reboots it would occasionally freeze. All seems well. I will let you know tomorrow how it is running. Thanks very much.
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After rebooting, the computer did indeed freeze up again. I am at a loss.
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Is there any specific programme that you have runnng when the freeze occurs ? Although you are at the lower limits of memory for XP

Lets have a quick spring clean and see if that helps

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP, Vista and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

THEN

Download, install and run Tuneup Utilities 2008

Select Free up disk space


Select Unneccesary files and backups then clean

Select Maintain Windows

Run Drive Defrag

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Then run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

Select Increase performance

Run the internet Optimiser to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click Increase performance then system optimizer to run system advisor
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I performed the above steps. I also unistalled Spyware Doctor just on a hunch that it might be slowing the computer. So far, it seems to be ok. We will see what happens.
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K I will wait with bated breath :)
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Essexboy, all seems good. I can reboot with no problems and the computer seems fine. No freezing.
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You may have been right about Spyware Doctor, it may have been stretching your system

I will remove the tools that I have used and give you a final tidy and then just wait to see how that goes

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :)

Download OTCleanit and select the cleanup button and it will remove the tools we have used. With the exception of AVZ

  • Start AVZ.
  • Choose from the menu "File" => "Standard scripts " and mark the "Remove drivers and files" check box.
  • Click on the “Execute selected scripts”.
  • Then manually delete the AVZ folder


Now to get you off to a good start we will re-set your restore points so that all the bad stuff is gone for good. Then if you need to restore at some stage you will be clean. There are several ways to reset your your restore point but this is my method:

1. Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore.
2. On the dialogue box that appears select Create a Restore Point
3. Click NEXT
4. Enter a name e.g. Clean
5. Click CREATE

You now have a clean restore point, to get rid of the bad ones:

1. Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Cleanup.
2. In the Drop down box that appears select your main drive e.g. C
3. Click OK
4. The System will do some calculation and the display a dialogue box with TABS
5. Select the More Options Tab.
6. At the bottom will be a system restore box with a CLEANUP button click this
7. Accept the Warning and select OK again, the program will close and you are done

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free program: It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visit

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: So how did I get infected in the first place?


Keep safe :)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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