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No errors reported.

How is the computer running.
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When would the errors be reported? It didn't have any message when it reboted upon completion.

Computer is still wacky, just now it didn't 'wake up' after the monitor shut off and I had to reboot.
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McAfee and IOBit may not play well together; did you have IOBit (Advanced SystemCare) on your system first and then installed McAfee? Also, any problems with PrivateInternetAccess / Ruby lately?
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When would the errors be reported? It didn't have any message when it reboted upon completion.
To check for any error logs that may have been generated please refer to the guide here

Computer is still wacky, just now it didn't 'wake up' after the monitor shut off and I had to reboot.
We will come back to this once you have checked out the above.


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McAfee and IOBit may not play well together; did you have IOBit (Advanced SystemCare) on your system first and then installed McAfee? Also, any problems with PrivateInternetAccess / Ruby lately?


I don't have McAfee installed anymore. And PIA has been working 100% lately. Thanks.


When would the errors be reported? It didn't have any message when it reboted upon completion.
To check for any error logs that may have been generated please refer to the guide here

Computer is still wacky, just now it didn't 'wake up' after the monitor shut off and I had to reboot.
We will come back to this once you have checked out the above.


The Wininit log was fine, but not the chkdsk. Here it is:

Chkdsk was executed in read-only mode. A volume snapshot was not used. Extra errors and warnings may be reported as the volume may have changed during the chkdsk run.

Checking file system on C:\

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
358400 file records processed. File verification completed.
1574 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 92 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
461532 index entries processed. Index verification completed.


CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
358400 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 144 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 144 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 144 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
51567 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34157920 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

878438316 KB total disk space.
561418472 KB in 300014 files.
153844 KB in 51568 indexes.
488184 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
316377816 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
219609579 total allocation units on disk.
79094454 allocation units available on disk.


Not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but just so you know I do have a Linux partition to me HDD, I haven't used it in a while though.
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Thanks :thumbsup:

Where Windows is on the C: drive/partition from the command prompt enter/run chkdsk /f C: and this should fix the errors.
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Done. Here is the report:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
358400 file records processed. File verification completed.
1609 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 92 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
461130 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
358400 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 14 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
51366 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34898096 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

878438316 KB total disk space.
558364752 KB in 299418 files.
153864 KB in 51367 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
489344 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
319430356 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
219609579 total allocation units on disk.
79857589 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 78 05 00 4c 5a 05 00 f6 61 09 00 00 00 00 00 .x..LZ...a......
53 23 00 00 5c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 S#..\...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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Good news that chkdsk returns a no bad files result :thumbsup:

Time to tidy up the data on your HDD, please follow the directions provided below starting with Autoruns http://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
5: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
6: Attach to your next reply.
http://www.afterdawn..._in_windows.cfm

2nd: Download and run TFC from http://www.geekstogo...ds&showfile=187 your computer should automatically re-boot on completion but if not do it manually.

3rd: Defrag your HDD http://www.auslogics...re/disk-defrag/ a tidy drive is a faster drive, please note that I am not suggesting that you use any other product or service at the link.

To speed up your boot times find any unnecessary programs linked to start up "how to" below;

START -> RUN
type MSCONFIG in the RUN box
then click OK

Click on the start-up TAB

Look at each line that has a check in the box, these are start-up items, with the exception of Windows programs and your AV software uncheck the ones you do not want to run at start-up.
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Hi,

Here are the results from autorun. https://www.dropbox....e7/AutoRuns.arn And here is the txt. version https://www.dropbox....6t/AutoRuns.txt

I wa 14% fragmented, that defrager obviously works better than what I was using before.
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Have you completed all steps and if so how is the computer behaving now.

The Autoruns log is not too bad but please uninstall all traces of the Iobit software, this so called system optimizer software can do more harm than good and it does more often than not, please see the information here by respected author miekiemoe
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Yes I have followed all the steps, I have some non-vital start up programs I keep on, like my logitech software for my gaming headphones, keyboard, and mouse, dropbox, and Private Internet Access VPN.

As for my computer working better, it is running quickly now, and startup is better. But I'm still having problems with reading certain USB devices. My external HDD work about 80% of the time, but when the computer is just let to idle for long periods of time, sometimes it stops being recognized and I have to restart the computer. Also I had to deactivate the monitor shutting off as occasionally it would not wake up.
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Couple of things for you to do;

Give the trial version of Advanced USB Port Monitor 2.6.8 Build 1111 a look at, details here

Try changing your power profile to the suggestions below;

Power Profile
Active power scheme: High performance :thumbsup:
Hibernation: Enabled - Disable this.
Turn Off Monitor after: (On AC Power): 15 min - Disabled already which is what I would have suggested :thumbsup:
Turn Off Hard Disk after: (On AC Power): 20 min - Change this to Never.
Suspend after: (On AC Power): Never :thumbsup:
Screen saver: Disabled :thumbsup:

Download Speedfan and install it.
Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

Posted Image
(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Depending on the results we may need to run further software for comparison http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.
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Hi There.

Ok so I've made the power settings changes, and naturally my computer isn't going to sleep so all is good there.

I have downloaded the USB software, but haven't really used it much as the USB issues are not the worst of my problems now.

My computer is still freezing randomly, and at a possible increasing rate. It seems to happen more so while I'm browsing, or AFTER playing a video game (Sim City 2013, for example). Right now for example, I just re-booted and the computer (mouse and all) freezes for about 5 seconds every 30 seconds or so. It will keep doing that no matter what I do, until I re-boot again, and then it may be fine for days... or start up immediately again.

Here is the speedfan results. https://www.dropbox....sn/SpeedFan.jpg
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The Speedfan results are out of wack so run HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the results for us.

Post an updated Speccy url for us please.
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HWMonitor: https://www.dropbox....bycyf/CPUID.jpg

Speccy: http://speccy.pirifo...pjUhrTZaajsL57J

Thanks.
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