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Ah.. I really can't find out what seems to be the problem with my cpu. No improvement at all after I've done all of the things that you've listed here.

Might have to a buy a new one then. :D I'm choosing between Core 2 Duo E7500 or Core i3 530..

Thanks for all your help guys
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As I stated before with the use of Limewire and even with the scans you state you have done you still may have a hidden infection. Since you are not willing to follow my malware suggestion we then have to pick through the possible issues one at a time. This is not a immediate resolution and will take some time. If you would like to continue we can but in the end the decision is up to you.
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.

Let me know if this fixes the problem
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when you have finished the above please let us know if it finds and repairs any errors. If so then redo the steps till it doesn't find and repair anything more. If still no joy then do the following and let us know.

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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Oh, ofcourse I'd try that one, I'll try everything to get this fixed.. It'll save me a lot of trouble and money.. I'll keep you posted. thanks so much :D
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Not sure what you mean you've tried that. What have you tried so we're not replicating steps.
The ending result is a Repair Installation or a Parallel Installation.
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Oh, no I haven't tried that one yet but I would try that, I mean.. :D I'd do that now.
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I've already done the disk check but to no avail.. If I do this (which I can't because I don't have the CD).. will it wipe out my Windows OS and MS Office as well? Thanks


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.
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Mope it's only purpose is to repair or replace missing or corrupted OS files.
Borrow a cd from someone but it has to be the same as you have installed Home, Media or Pro
Again I am going to say if you have a hidden infection then what we do will not matter at all. I have asked you start a topic in the malware forum with your malware logs so they can be checked by a Malware Tech.
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