Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Shutdown Programs


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Dang19

Dang19

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Hello,

I have a IBM Thinkpad T40 running XP.

When I first start windows I am able to execute any programs & get online with Internet Explorer. But if I am not real quick 5 or 10 seconds programs will not launch and I am unable to get online (because ie will not launch of course). It is like they go to strart up, but get terminated by something. I also noticed that if I am in MS Word (one of the few I can launch) if I try to save a document the program closes.

I have gone the the regular stuff to solve it, but no luck so far. Every thing works find in safe mode. I have uninstalld my firewall (zone alarm) and antivirus programs as I have seen them cause this type of problem in the past. I have also used task manager to stop services one by one with no luck either.

I have run Malwarebytes checking for infections, but it seems clean.

Any help, would be great.

Thank you!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dazlia

dazlia

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts
i notice you say "........anti virus PROGRAMS"

My guess is one of two things.........

1 - Yuo have too many anti-virus programs on your machine whne you should only ever have one!

2 - The AV you have is out of date and you DO actually have a virus on your machine which effecting all your EXE files


My advice is that case is to backup everything you need, wipe your PC and start again. Its a lot easier than trying to sort this problem out and since you mention nothing about not being able to move files im assuming you can drag the stuff you want to save to either another internal drive or a USB stick?

Hope this helps although its probably not what you wanted to here
  • 0

#3
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,307 posts
dazlia

My advice is that case is to backup everything you need, wipe your PC and start again.

We do not recommend to "wipe" the computer as a 1st option. We will work with the OP to try and resolve the problems. It will then be up to the OP as to whether they wish to "wipe" the computer.

Dang19
Lets try and clean this up a little bit. We will try a few things.
You may very well have a virus on the computer. If you were running 2 scanners, they will conflict with each other and neither would pick up a virus.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
[/list]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.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
If those won't run.....

Go to
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y

If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

123runner
  • 0

#4
Dang19

Dang19

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Thank you for the help!

I have run both programs and ready to continue.
  • 0

#5
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,307 posts
Is it running any better?

We need to check the system files. Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
  • 0

#6
Dang19

Dang19

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
OK, i have run SFC.
Did not seem to have an effect on my problem.

Thank you
  • 0

#7
Dang19

Dang19

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
bump...

I have run SFC from the XP disc and it has had no effect.

Thank you!
  • 0

#8
Dang19

Dang19

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Must have been something I said?

I guess I'm off to reformatting.

I don't expect to get unconditional help or get it done yesterday. But if you do not have time to help...don't.

Thanks anyway.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP