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Laptop freezing [Solved]


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Hi,


Log:
Reset Registry Permissions 01/03
HKEY_CURRENT_USER & Sub Keys
Start (12/30/2012 1:08:50 PM)
Done (12/30/2012 1:08:56 PM)

Reset Registry Permissions 02/03
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE & Sub Keys
Start (12/30/2012 1:08:56 PM)
Done (12/30/2012 1:10:31 PM)

Reset Registry Permissions 03/03
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT & Sub Keys
Start (12/30/2012 1:10:31 PM)
Done (12/30/2012 1:11:12 PM)

Total Repair Time: 00:02:22





I'm in Admin mode now, wouldn't open if not.

Thx,

Mike
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Hi. :)

I'm afraid I have gone as far as able to try and resolve this rather unusual problem and honestly feel I will be unable to rectify it.

There are only two possible options remaining as follows...

1 - Do not use IE at all and merely use a alternative browser instead, say continue with Google Chrome and or Mozilla Firefox. Though I do strongly advise against this as I cannot guarantee the ongoing security of the machine leaving IE as it is.

2 - Perform a reformat and reinstallation of the Windows Operating System. This is the course of action I strongly advise you consider.

Also would you like for myself to re-open the other tech related topic for you ?
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Hi,

I want to do #2 as you suggest, for Liv, but how, she has no disks?

Once reformatted, and see how it runs, then would consider other thread to be reopened.

Thx,

Mike
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Could you let myself know what exact modal of a Sony Vaio the laptop is please and we will go from there OK. :)
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Hi,

Doing the #2 total reformat/recovery now, found it in all programs.

I'll give update once done.

Thx for all your help and have a great 2013!

Mike
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Hi. :)

Thx for all your help and have a great 2013!

You're welcome and likewise!

Doing the #2 total reformat/recovery now, found it in all programs.

I'll give update once done.

OK, below is some generic advice for afterwards...

Next:

Most new machines when shipped by the vendors tend to come with all kinds of dross pre-installed and if the inbuilt recovery partition and or recovery software is invoked like you just did with the Vaio, basically it is back as was when first booted up etc.

So this application here is worth both downloading and running.

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Install all critical updates and relevant service packs via Windows Update. For Windows 7 the latest is SP1.

I would also ensure Internet Explorer is up-to date also. For Windows 7 based machines it is IE9. Reason being even if you opt not to use IE as your main browser having a out of date version installed can leave any one machine vulnerable to malware.

The aforementioned should be available via Windows Update, if not can be downloaded from here.

Once the machine is updated and fully patched, I do advise visiting Windows Update periodically as Microsoft releases patches for Windows and other products regularly.

Plus check Automatic Updates is enabled.

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Then install a Anti-Virus software solution, only ever have one of such installed and active in system memory at any one time.

Either of the below will suffice:-

Which ever of the above you choose to install, automatically checks for updates and downloads/installs them with every system reboot and or periodically if the machine is left running providing a internet connection is active.

I advise you also run a complete scan with this at least once per week.

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Installing a specific Anti-Spyware application would be prudent, myself I recommend:-

Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware

During the installation process you will be offered the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Trial. Your choice to enable or not...

After installing, I advise check for updates and run a scan at least once per week.

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Emergency Recovery Utility NT. I advice you consider installing this, as a means to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed. Instructions can be read here.

Myself I would actually create a new back up once per week as this along with System Restore may prove to be invaluable if something unforeseen occurs!

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A custom Host-File is a further layer of protection whilst browsing online.

Either of the below will suffice:-

Only use one of the above!

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Consider installing WinPatrol. This application alerts you about possible system hijacks, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission.

Download it from here.

You can find information about how WinPatrol works here.

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Finally, periodically visit the Secunia Online Software Inspector to ensure all third party software is upto date. As many such as Adobe and Java related applications for example if out of date can be exploited by malware.

Or alternatively download/install and use FileHippo Update Checker.
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Hi,

Thx for those tips, its doing the 100 plus windows updates now.

I already deleted some crap, Norton, and installed M. Security Essentials.

It's not doing the Admin. problem now so far, but the WiFi problem is as before (dropping, not seeing my network etc ).

I have it plugged in w/ethernet doing the many updates, only way to get that done.

So looks like one issue will be resolved, with ongoing WiFi issue.

Thx,

Mike
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Hi,

All windows and program updates done, running fine in IE now, so it's just the wifi issue now.

Very sporadic, will run fine for hours, and then loses connection. Then it's pot luck how long it takes me to get back online, whether resetting it using troubleshooter, rebooting etc. Runs fine plugged into Ethernet and all other PC's and xbox etc. have no issues with wifi in house.

Have a great New Years!!! Thx for all your help. Let me know when this goes to other thread.

Mike
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Hi. :)

Have a great New Years!!! Thx for all your help.

Likewise and you're welcome!

Let me know when this goes to other thread.

I have re-opened the other topic here and replied mentioning the Anti-Malware side resolved etc. If in the event no response with assistance is forthcoming in a day or so feel free to post a request for that topic in the waiting room.

Good luck resolving the WiFi adapter issue.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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