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Once you are in Windows does everything work correctly?
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I think so. Is there anyway I can sort the boot problem though?
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Tutorial for running chkdsk in Vista\Win 7 located HERE.
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I found this researching Audit.exe

What will cause audit.exe error?

Here are the common causes of audit.exe error.

* Invalid, corrupt or obsolete Windows registry entries
* Computer affected with virus, malware, spyware or Trojan
* Remove certain files by accident
* Damaged or invalid audit.exe process
* Conflicts in the programs
* Shortage of RAM
* Low disk space
* Redundant files
* Incompatibility in the hardware


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Chkdisk completed fine.
In regards to audit.exe, none of those apply I don't think.
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What do you mean don't apply. Those are the reasons for the issue.
* Damaged or invalid audit.exe process
* Redundant files
* Invalid, corrupt or obsolete Windows registry entries

These are the ones I'm looking at. Your installation kept freezing so you very well could have a corrupted registry or the audit.exe file could be damaged.
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Oh yeah, sorry. I was just looking at the reasons like malware and deleting files by accident. It's certainly caused by an incomplete installation, I just don't know how to fix it without trying to install again (Which is out of the question given what happened last time, lol)
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Fresh install would be the most logical step.
Why don't you think malware could be the issue?
Have you checked the Device Manager to see what drivers were not installed that could be causing the issue?
Please Go to

1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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I always do regular virus checks and don't do much internet browsing really, don't think it's malware.
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The problem is not drivers then as Device Manager shows everything is working correctly. The issue is a OS problem and the corrupted install.
Instead of doing a full install you might try a Repair Installation to see if it will repair the corrupted files or replace them with good copies.

Tutorial on how to do a Startup Repair in Vista located HERE.
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I can't find the startup repair option from the F8 menu.
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Try this page HERE
This shows you how to do it from within windows.
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Thanks, I'll take a look at that later. Just re-downloaded speedfan by the way, this time I'm getting more readings.
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Just by chance have you cleaned the inside of the system out lately?
Visually checking the cpu fan and the psu vents to make sure they are cleared and the fans are turning correctly?
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Cleaning the vents was one of the first things I tried. I used some compressed air and also bought a new cooling pad.
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