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Now for the Autoruns.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "DellSupportCenter"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "RealTray"
+ "SearchSettings"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "DellSupport"
+ "DellSupportCenter"
+ "Google Update"
+ "POP Peeper" (Optional as I'mnot sure what this is)
+ "RoboForm"
+ "swg"
+ "updateMgr"



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


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

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To turn off indexing:

1. Open up "My Computer."
2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties."
3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to..."
4. Click OK, and files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete.
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I don't know what it is

i find the following on the web

http://www.techsuppo...sey-client.html

http://www.file.net/...odhost.exe.html

there are many other links as well

the bounjour data is from the day earlier, not from the most recent freezes.

i can try removing odhost.exe and or bonjour. any other suggestions?
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i'll work on your other posts, i just saw them now.
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Do you have a wireless internet connection on the system or is your system hard wired?
Odyssey seems to be part of a wireless router setup.
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yes it is connected via a motorola wireless card.

I'm defragging and turning off the indexing now, it will take a while.

I'll return home later and report the results
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:)
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came home to a blue screen

some specific comments from the blue screen

error with driver_irql_not-less_or_equal

stop wind5020.sys

also when i rebooted i got another windows screen which indicated it could not find autocheck.exe

I'll try rerunning the defrag and turning off the indexing
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it looks like the defrag and index-off completed before crash.
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Lets check the System Files to make sure they are intact and not corrupted or missing.
Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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not much luck

I don't seem to have the right CDs. I can download SP3 which was one of the one's it asked for (many times), but it also asked for XP CD2 (also many times). I only have XP CDs with the entire XP on one CD, so it wouldn't accept them.

Trying to use the alternate method, the registry already has sourcepath=c:\ and I can't find sourcepatch any where

see imageuntitled.JPG

I'll try to dig up some CD's from work, but I'm not sure I'll be able to find them.

It seems like files are missing, do i need to reinstall XP?
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but otherwise it hasn't had a freeze all evening and the PC is much quieter now, not so much fan or HD spinning noise
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after downloading and burning a XP SP3 CD sfc /scannow still won't accept it.
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A format and fresh install is always the last resort in any system I assist with.
I would how ever recommend the backup of all important data just in case we come to that.
Can you borrow a xp to try??
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i haven't managed to find XP install CDs yet, but it seems to be working fine, no freezes in the last week. I do hope to sfc again to make sure I've got all that I should. No need to reply.
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