Laptop freezes when I press print
Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:19 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:08 PM
The only way to really troubleshoot this is to re-enable one at a time, as I said before. However, what I didn't make clear was that when you re-enable one item (after disabling everything), you really run to run the system for a few days (assuming you use it everyday, longer if you don't) before re-enabling the next item. Make sure especially, that in that time, you do plenty of the things which are currently causing the system to crash - i.e Word & printing etc).
In regards to which items can be left disabled & which cannot, rather depends on what you use the laptop for i.e whether you experience any loss of functionality as a result. This is why I gave a brief description of what each entry was for in a previous post.
The most important one to re-enable, is the anti-virus. This means that the first thing to re-enable are the entries ccApp AND SNDMon first. Re-enable both of these at the same time, reboot, then run the laptop as usual for a few days. If you still have problems in that time, then you've probably just found the cause. Otherwise, after a few days of no problems, leave the Symantec stuff enabled & re-enable another item.
Next off, I would try re-enabling the backup/restore utility (partseal), just in case.
After that, re-enable the power management utility - SPMgr
A lot of the items in the startup list pertain to Sony Vaio utilities. You may experience some loss of functionality as a result of one or more of these being disabled (e.g the power management utility may be affected etc). If you do, and it's a function that you actually need, then re-enable the relevant startup item next. Otherwise, just carry on enabling one every few days.
Things which you don't need re-enabling are :
Apoint - touchpad driver IF you use an external mouse instead of touchpad
The 2 realtek audio items - RTHDCPL & ALCMTR. You should still have sound card function without these.
igfxtray -intel system tray utility
hkcmd - hotkey utility (unless of course u find this really useful)
The 2 AOL Instant messenger items - Deadaim & AIM. (This can be started manually if you use it at all)
AvRmtCtr - Only needed if you have a remote control for the laptop
ISBMgr - part of sonys multimedia utility
ICO - Sony mouse utility (mouse will work without this)
TVTInstTool (disable if not using TV tuner function)
Switcher (disable if not using wireless lan/internet)
jusched - probably not needed
So if you re-enable any of these, do them last of all and one at a time.
Let me know how you get on
Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:26 AM
Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:00 PM
Your options in that case, are:
Either just carry on doing what you are doing now- i.e keeping AIM disabled & starting it manually if and when you need to use it.
Uninstall AIM completely & don't use it at all
(as a long shot) see if there's a newer version of AIM available which MAY fix the problems you are experiencing.
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