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hello everyone i hope im in the right place im new here.anyways ive got desk top vista home bought in 2006 as a spare pc always worked fine until maybe month ago. my mouse and key board would freeze and i would have to do a hard reset,some times it will start fine i can click on an icon  it would open but if i tried to lets say drag a side bar bang frozen some time after restart it will be frozen right off. ive run anti malware,super anti spyware, spybot and nothing of importance showed up.. she works fine in safe mode,also blew out dust fans are on but don't know if the right speed, i tried new mouse no help so i did a total restore not sure if i did it right i put disk in and restarted followed directions then she froze i shut down stated again and it continued at the same spot took me a couple tries bottom line she still has the same problem i hope some one can help me out and by the way im pretty illiterate on pc thank you a head of time

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Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.

7 Free Hard Drive Testing Programs
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

Also, download Memtest86+ (you want the 2nd one Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)). Unzip it then create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called ImgBurn which will do this easily.

DO NOT burn the .iso file directly to CD. It must be used as input to a program that knows what to do with it, like the one I mentioned above.

You can do this on any computer that has a working CD Burner.

You can also use a Flash drive instead of a CD.

Download - Auto-installer for USB Key (Win 9x/2k/xp/7) *NEW!*.
Unzip and run Memtest86+ USB Installer.exe.
It will format the flash drive if you tell it to. I used a small, 16MB flash drive and it had 8.5GB left when done.

Boot the CD or Flash drive and run Memtest86+ for at least 3 complete passes unless it shows errors sooner than that. An overnight run is even better.


If that doesn't find anything, Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program

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