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Virtual mem is indeed set on system managed for the C drive.
System shut down four times in the last fifteen minutes.
Running extremely slow...as if it's getting clogged up, or something.
I think it's running enough to where I can try to follow the directions for memtest.
I'll get back.
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System shut down four times in the last fifteen minutes.

I am concerned - that you may now experience a crash from which you will not recover.
Please preserve your personal data by backing up to external drive, DVD, flash pen and then to other computer or whatever you can use.


That hard drive is a seagate barracuda.

Presuming that the chkdsk you ran , mentioned on your first thread, may not have included a chk for bad sectors, please run Seatools for dos

http://www.seagate.c...000dd04090aRCRD

If your computer has a floppy drive that is easiest - the instructions are next to the download icon.



Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 March 2011 - 05:09 PM.

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Memtest ran 10 passes with 0 errors. I will now try Seatools.
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Ran Seatools for dos--passed short test and passed long test, no errors, no corrections.
Still running slow.
I'm going to completely shut down for awhile, then start up again.
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http://www.medion.co...load/driver.php

i suggest you go here, changing your location as necessary and then insert the necessary details and check for any driver updates offered on your computer.

It maybe that a windows update will sit better with updated drivers for your chipset, graphics, sound etc, albeit that no error is shwon in device manager.
An error only shows if there is actually a recognised fault on the driver., as against merely a better driver, to sit with the update, being required.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 09 March 2011 - 08:18 AM.

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The website is not recognizing any number I input...I have my s/n my model, my msn number...doesn't respond to any of them!
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Did you notice this at the bottom of the screen

Have you not found your MEDION product?
If you can't find the product you are looking for please contact us.
contact is clickable link

Edited by Macboatmaster, 09 March 2011 - 10:59 AM.

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No, I didn't, thanks. I sent an email, it can take up to 3 days for a response.
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Well we have as far as possible eliminated hard drive and ram issues.
I cannot understand why it is worse than it was, with you mentioning crashes on updating definitions on MSE

I have just re-read the whole thread and I cannot find other evidence to point us to a cause.

Now that you have that MSE on can you clean boot it again and see how it behaves then.
PLEASE check the MSE is still on real time protection in clean boot.

Pls go IE and click Tools and click Manage Add-ons.
check each heading of toolbars, search providers and accelerators
Many are installed by other programs and you can safely disable ones you do not need.
For instance many programs if you do not watch carefully install a BING or ASK toolbar
A conglomeration of them can cause many problems.
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Further to the problem

Memory usage was already set for programs.
On virtual mem, it was set for custom, I reset to system managed size and re-booted


Please go back and check the processor scheduling is also set for programs. -if not pls do so.

Now to virtual memory
I do not really ever like doing this, it should always be set system managed size - as there is no better manager of the paging file size than the system.
However with your amount of ram, please change it to custom.
Set the initial size at 1.5 times ram - 768
and set the maximum size at 3 times ram = 1536

Edited by Macboatmaster, 09 March 2011 - 06:33 PM.

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There is a different Medion USA. I live in USA. Duh.
I updated all the drivers.
I have no add ons.
Processor scheduling is set for programs.
Virtual memory is set 768-1536.
I am now in clean boot. Things are still not quite right...slower than usual and a little glitching with
streaming audio, but I haven't crashed yet, and I am able have a couple of windows open at the same time.
Should I try going back to normal boot?
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i suggest you go here, changing your location as necessary



I did mention that sorry for not making it clearer.

PLS now go back and normal boot, that is msconfig - simply click to check normal boot.
THEN go back and check your add-ons again.
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Okay, rebooted normally, still took about four minutes.
I have no add ons.
Still not running quite right!
I have not crashed yet, but everything is slower than usual and streaming audio is still stuttering occasionally. I don't want to speak too soon, but although things are not right, I think they are a tad better.
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Things are still pretty messed up.
Crashed several times, then got the message "System has recovered from a serious error, a log of the event has been created"
Would that be of any help? I don't remember how to find that log.
Got anything else we could try before I start shopping for an Apple?
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Who Crashed Analyse
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