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crashgirl

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Hello everyone, I'd appreciate some help with some problems I've been having with my IBM Thinkpad T43 lately.. I was suggested to post in here as I have windows xp..
I run spybot search and destroy on a regular basis, and was running Adware 2008 free edition up until a bit ago, as I was trying out Windows Live Care in its place to see if it could find anything wrong.. none of the three have come up with any problems..
I have also downloaded malwarebytes' (as suggested in other sections) and do regular disk cleanups and defrags. So that's the background on that.. I made a list of the problems I'm having lately that I could think of:

computer problems:
-freezing up or going really slow when more than one thing is open - such as 2 firefox windows and aim
-firefox often errors and is forced to close
-cant delete some programs from add/remove list (warhammer online)
-mircrosoft office 2007 problems - microsoft word will not open, it freezes on the box that opens that says "microsoft word" when it would normally be loading.
-outlook is 'not responding' VERY often, I have to shut it down a lot and restart

I'm sure these could all be related to one thing being wrong, I just havent figured out what it is.
I know I usually have a lot of processes running but I don't know what I can stop running - a lot are IBM related and I don't know if every single one is necessary or not.
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Hello,
This may be a bad memory issue.
Click this for a guide to using Memtest



Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible
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I ran it over night last night and it did not come up with any issues
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ONE: You have a lot running that is taking up your Ram, that is an easy fix- add more memory.
TWO:
I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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