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Kane.D

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Hey guys, I was told by jwang01 to make a post here since my problem may be a OS issue or hardware issue.

Anyway the problem is during start up it takes awhile to load and after that is done the desktop and toolbar has a chance of freezing and will almost 100% freeze if I open my browser before anything else thought the browser will still work. If I open a folder on my desktop first then I don't get this problem

http://www.geekstogo...ng-t272652.html <---this thread shows everything I did with the help of staff
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Start XP with clean boot.
Please see this link and follow the instructions for "msconfig" in Run on Start.

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;310353

Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 April 2010 - 03:36 PM.

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lets start with the basic's

go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive and compress drive....

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...

CCleaner

Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
also UNCHECK Old Prefetch data..
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS

next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...
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Hey guys thanks I will follow your instructions some time tomorrow and make a post once I get home for work
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okay followed the instructions it loads faster now but the desktop and toolbar still freezes if I don't open a folder first before doing anything else. (Currently typing this message with my desktop/tool bar frozen)
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Do you have the XP CD.
If so put it in the drive.
Do not open it and if it autoruns close that window.
Click Start
In run box type "sfc /scannow" without the colons of course.
NOTE space between sfc and slash.
This will check all your system files and replace any corrupted from the CD.
IF it was ONLY when the browser was open, this would not be the cause, but as it freezes without the browser, it is worth a try.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 15 April 2010 - 08:37 AM.

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Kane.D

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Hey Macboatmaster, I already tried that under jwang01's instructions before and sadly It didn't fix anything for me
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Boot to Safe Mode and let us know if problem happens then.
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What is desktop background. If one of your pictures etc. change to a XP listed background.
Its a long shot, but worth a try.
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Okay guys I will be home in a few hours and I will try booting in safe mode and changing my background to a default background and tell you what happens
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Sorry for the late reply anyway changed my background and booted into safe mode and it still freezes if I don't open a folder first
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What browser please, IE, Firefox etc.
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I use firefox
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Immediately Windows Loads, Open Task Manager with Ctrl Alt Del. Click Processes. Wait for freeze and see which process is reporting heavy CPU usuage

Edited by Macboatmaster, 19 April 2010 - 01:35 PM.

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Sorry for the late reply had power problems once I'm finished with work I'll do as you say and post what happens thanks again
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