Computer starts fine then freezes after a few minutes
Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:23 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:38 PM
When I click on Mozilla, the computer freezes.
Edited by hajiwon, 17 January 2013 - 05:19 PM.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:46 PM
I know I should get an external drive to add more space.
I went to this forum and it looked like it's a similar problem of mine.
But nothing worked so far.
Edited by hajiwon, 17 January 2013 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:48 PM
If you have pictures or videos, consider burning them to a Cd or DVD or uploading them to one of the online sites like Flickr or picasa then deleting them from your drive.
For Firefox try starting it in safe mode from the command line:
Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator, Continue. Type with an Enter after the line:
If it starts OK in this mode then go into Firefox, Add-ons and Disable all of the plugins and Extensions
(You probably need to use the full path name for firefox.exe. Probably something like "c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe -safe-mode )
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:32 PM
I was able to disable all of the plugins and Extensions in safe mode.
The internet still freezes when I use it in normal mode. It doesn't even load completely.
There's only a white page and the tab says connecting, then the laptop freezes (while the mouse is still able to move).
It doesn't matter if I click on an internet browser or not, the system will freeze in 2-3 minutes in normal mode.
Edited by hajiwon, 17 January 2013 - 07:41 PM.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Go to Services tab and click on the box to hide Microsoft Services then uncheck
everything that remains. Go to Startup tab and uncheck everything. OK and
reboot into regular mode. Does it still lock up?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:51 PM
Sometimes when I cannot get into safe mode, I go to startup repair and it said system volume on disk is corrupt. Then it performs file system repair (chkdsk).
After that, safe mode works.
Edited by hajiwon, 17 January 2013 - 11:33 PM.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:02 AM
The check disk thing implies either a bad hard drive or bad memory. Not sure why it would work in Safe Mode unless it doesn't hit that memory location. Try the built in memory test:
Let it run through a few times.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:20 PM
The memory test did not show any errors.
But, Mozilla Firefox works now in normal mode after I reset firefox to default settings.
Yet the system still freezes.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:36 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:35 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:50 PM
So, I've checked every microsoft service except "Superfetch" and the computer doesn't freeze and the internet also works fine now.
Edited by hajiwon, 21 January 2013 - 09:59 PM.
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