Win Vista 64bit Home Premium fully updated except for last Malicious software update (freezes)
McAfee Security Suite updated.
Friend's machine and she is a cautious user and this recently occurred. I had this machine pretty cleaned up and current.
Have run CHKDISK found 4 bad sectors but I can't find log.
Have run CCleaner lots wrong with registry (saved and cleaned out), cleaned up temp files
Have run Malware Bytes Free -no errors - quick and deep scan
Have run AutoRuns -found and removed 4 no file found entries.
Have run Orthos Prime to test memory/cpus stress for 5 hrs -no errors
Have found this error in Event Manager:
[Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.]
Read threads that said error can be removed but machine(s) reported still unstable. Didn't try fixes - seemed not worth it.
Have huge event manager logs - 40MB +.
I can run some programs:
Have un-installed extraneous programs (some freezes during un-install)
Have run Windows Update - Security Update + malicious froze,
re-ran Security update only - successful
re-ran Malicious update - froze (have run this 6-7 times)
Sometimes at login screen long time, sleep(?) mode then autoboot.
Sometime opaque screen
always cannot launch ctl+alt+delete Task Manager
I can use file sharing to get to this computer as I doubt I can keep a browser up and running long enough to download (but have done so with small programs) with Safari.
Need help with this. Thanks Mike Noonan