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Windows Vista keeps freezing?


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Hello,

Really hope someone can help me?

I got my windows Vista 4 years ago and it was sooooooooo fast at first, never crashed etc...
It is a PC, acer aspire.

Now it keeps freezing and I have noticed the red light on the tower goes a still red and sometimes if I wait a few mins it starts again and the red light goes away. Sometimes it will crash and then when I turn it back on the tower beeps. I have to wait for like 20 mins before it will turn on again. I have taken it to a PC shop and they said there was nothing wrong with it!! It is generally so so so so so slow!! I have run anti virus spybot and tired norton, have defragged, disk cleaned...nothing so far has made any differece. It so annoying and can take forever just to do a simple thing, like load a webpage etc??

PLease help?

Thanks!!

Edited by chipper1, 06 November 2011 - 02:46 PM.

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Hello and :)
Download CCLEANER the link below:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


Just DONT us the registry cleaner function of CCleaner unless you know what you are deleting exactly!!

Then open ccleaner hit the tools button then startup second one down below uninstall then in the bottom right hand corner of ccleaner hit save to text file.Save it to your desktop and post the startup.txt here in your next reply.Also hit start run then type msconfig then hit the services tab then hit put a check mark in hide microsoft services what is listed there,after hiding microsoft services? Also post to me the uninstall list from ccleaner please.
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No HKCU:Run ehTray.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
No HKCU:Run EPSON Stylus DX4000 Series C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBEE.EXE /FU "C:\Windows\TEMP\E_SB57A.tmp" /EF "HKCU"
No HKCU:Run SpybotSD TeaTimer C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
No HKCU:Run WMPNSCFG C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
No HKLM:Run Acer Empowering Technology Monitor C:\Windows\system32\SysMonitor.exe
No HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
No HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
No HKLM:Run eDataSecurity Loader C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSloader.exe
No HKLM:Run LogitechQuickCamRibbon "C:\Program Files\Logitech\Logitech WebCam Software\LWS.exe" /hide
No HKLM:Run MSC "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
No HKLM:Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
No HKLM:Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
No HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl RtHDVCpl.exe
No HKLM:Run TkBellExe "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot
No HKLM:Run WarReg_PopUp C:\Acer\WR_PopUp\WarReg_PopUp.exe
No HKLM:Run Windows Defender %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
Yes HKLM:RunOnce WeatherBlinkbar Uninstall rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\UNINST~1.DLL,O -3
No Startup Common Empowering Technology Launcher.lnk C:\Acer\EMPOWE~1\EAPLAU~1.EXE 9999
No Startup Common Intelligent Wireless Utility.lnk C:\PROGRA~1\INTELL~1\Commo
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Ok you need to re enable your antivirus uninstall spybot and then post to me what services are running after hiding microsoft services
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thanks for reply, re enable your antivirus? which one?
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I have to wait for like 20 mins before it will turn on again.

That sounds like heat and/or power problems. Drivers would not make you wait to be able to turn the unit on as drivers are not loaded until past the POST and well into the OS boot process.

I would make sure the system if free of heat trapping dust and that all your fans are turning freely. And if me, I would swap in a known good power supply to make sure the rest of the computer was getting good, clean power.

That said, if you just recently brought it back from the shop, and you paid money for them to check it out, I would take it back and let them know it is still doing it, and that you are unhappy you paid good money for nothing.
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Microsoft security essential why do you have more than one??
I need to see a uninstall list from ccleaner open ccleaner hit tools and under the uninstall tab is what i need to see next go to bottom right of ccleaner app then hit the button that says save to text file save it to your desktop and post that in the next reply to me ok i need to see what services are runnnig hit start run then type msconfig then hit the services tab then hit put a check mark in hide microsoft services what is listed there,after hiding microsoft services? Also post to me the uninstall list from ccleaner please
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Yeahh they said the cleaned out all the dust in the PC. I do notice when it freezes that the noise from the tower totally stops. The starts again when it unfreezes.

I would swap in a known good power supply to make sure the rest of the computer was getting good, clean power.

What do you mean? You mean use a different extention lead for the tower to the wall?
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He means a new power cord :)
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Acer Picture Slide DVD 20/08/2009 47.9 MB 1.1.2317
Acer Plug and Record 20/08/2009 55.6 MB 1.1.2302a
Acer ScreenSaver Acer Inc. 19/08/2009 1.00.0000
Acer Tour Acer Inc. 06/01/2006 3.92 MB 1.0.3001
Acer Zone MagicDirector 20/08/2009 164.0 MB 1.2.1103a
Acer Zone Main Page 20/08/2009 27.5 MB 1.0.3524
Acer Zone SoftDMA 20/08/2009 44.7 MB 1.3.3524
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Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Inc. 03/07/2010 28.4 MB 2.0.2.12610
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 18/04/2011 10.2.159.1
Adobe Reader 9.4.2 Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/02/2011 146.5 MB 9.4.2
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 Adobe Systems, Inc. 27/02/2011 8.23 MB 11.5.9.620
CCleaner Piriform 06/11/2011 3.13 MB 3.12
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 14/09/2011 107.0 MB 12.0.6514.5001
EPSON Printer Software SEIKO EPSON Corporation 25/10/2009
ffdshow [rev 2527] [2008-12-19] 13/10/2011 13.5 MB 1.0
Intelligent wireless card Intelligent 27/10/2009 4.50 MB 1.00.0000
Java™ 6 Update 21 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 20/09/2009 95.0 MB 6.0.210
Kodak EasyShare software Eastman Kodak Company 30/05/2011
Logitech Vid HD Logitech Inc.. 17/10/2010 48.0 MB 7.2 (7230)
Logitech Webcam Software Logitech Inc. 19/08/2009 44.3 MB 12.00.1280
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Microsoft Corporation 25/06/2010 120.3 MB 4.0.30319
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 Microsoft Corporation 14/09/2011 878 MB 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 13/08/2011 16.7 MB 2.1.1116.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 19/08/2009 0.25 MB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 17/06/2011 0.29 MB 8.0.61001
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 20/11/2010 0.19 MB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022 Microsoft Corporation 18/11/2010 4,093 MB 9.0.21022
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 20/06/2011 0.23 MB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 18/06/2011 0.58 MB 9.0.30729.6161
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 19/08/2009 1.28 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 26/11/2009 1.34 MB 4.20.9876.0
Napster Download Manager Napster 18/11/2010 1.32 MB 1.0.0.64
NTI Backup NOW! 4.7 NewTech Infosystems 06/01/2006 7.20 MB 4
NTI CD & DVD-Maker NewTech Infosystems 06/01/2006 39.9 MB 7
NVIDIA Drivers 18/11/2010
QuickTime 22/06/2011 2.20 MB
RealPlayer RealNetworks 27/03/2011 88.6 MB
Skype™ 5.1 Skype Technologies S.A. 08/03/2011 22.5 MB 5.1.112
Spybot - Search & Destroy Safer Networking Limited 23/02/2011 57.1 MB 1.6.2
Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009 Uniblue Systems Ltd 19/09/2009 10.2 MB
Unity Web Player Unity Technologies ApS 25/09/2011 80.00 KB 2.6.1f3_31223
Windows Installer Clean Up Microsoft Corporation 20/09/2009 0.30 MB 3.00.00.0000
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 20/06/2011 43.7 MB 14.0.8117.0416
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Ok uninstall these programs
Spybot - Search & Destroy Safer Networking Limited 23/02/2011 57.1 MB 1.6.2
Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009 Uniblue Systems Ltd 19/09/2009 10.2 MB
Java™ 6 Update 21 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 20/09/2009 95.0 MB 6.0.210
You can get a fresh copy of java here http://java.com/en/

I still need to see what services are running on your pc
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ok i need to see what services are runnnig hit start run then type msconfig then hit the services tab then hit put a check mark in hide microsoft services what is listed there,after hiding microsoft services

eperformance service
edatasecurityservice
erecovery service
lightscribeservicedirect
process monitor
NVIDIS Display Driver service
Cyber link rich video service
S8SD Secuirty centre service

ALL of them are running
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I see nothing that should be slowing you down if you uninstall spybot that will get rid of the only unnecessary service
I suggest you start a topic here http://www.geekstogo...alware-removal/
You can try scans with malwarebytes and superantispyware thats all i know to tell you its either hardware or malware issue.
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Thanks rock, very much appreciated. Hmmm I just dont know what else to do, will start a thread there. Java wouldnt uninstal just said Error 1606 could not access network location?

If I no longer have spy bot, what do I have to protect my pc from viruses now?
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You have microsoft security essential just re enable it
Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 13/08/2011 16.7 MB 2.1.1116.0


Reenable this entry via ccleaner
No HKLM:Run MSC "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
EDIT:
You will need to reboot for changes to take effect

Edited by rockmilk, 06 November 2011 - 04:01 PM.

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