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Hello I hope someone will be able to help me. I recently purchased a new Dell Dimmension 3000 system with a ram of 512 and 80GB hard drive. The problem is that the system freezes often and it also takes a longo time to shut down. Can anybody please help me? have a good night

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Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up then disc defragmenter

Click start, run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm, reboot

When windows has loaded, click start, run, type sfc /scannow then press enter
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Thanks a lot for your help/ I followedd your advice and when I rebooted and went to run then typed sfc/scannow it said it was unable to locate the file. Again thanks a lot for your help.

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Specifically sfc /scannow with the space?
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Sorry I had not copied it exactly I tried it again, and it went through. Thanks
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Hi Once again. Your advice really helped Keith, the problem i still have now is that the PC takesz a long time to shut-down. I downloaded CCleaner and it detected some problems in the registry. Now, how can I make sure that when I run CCleaner it will not delete needed files. Thanks for your help.
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Get the trial of Tune Up 2006 here

Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor



Tune Up Registry clean up should give you a similar number of errors to CCleaner

CCleaner has a back up option when you press fix selected issues, create a folder in my documents then take the back up option, name the file by date so you can find them, if you need to restore the file is clicked then merge is clicked and it re-instates everything

Tune Up will detail the items in one go and will say if you should check again

CCleaner will probably take a few goes at it before it has located all errors, just make a back up each time

Post what the number of errors are
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Thank you for all your help. My system still takes about 5 minutes to shutdown. It has noticabely stopped freezing. Yoou have been alot of help. :tazz:
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Thank You for letting me know
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