|Hey everyone....usually I browse forums and find my answer over a few hours time, but not this time. No one seems to have the same problem as me. Here it is:|
Every time I try to install ANYthing, my computer freezes permanently before the install begins. If it is Windows Updates, it freezes trying to create a Restore Point. Java update = freezes at install page, Windows PowerShell download = freezes initializing Windows Installer. ALSO, I cannot UNinstall anything from Add/Remove Programs (Vista). On top of that, it also freezes trying to start a System Restore. Any time I try to do any of these tasks, the computer freezes, and I have to hard boot it. I've left it for 20 minutes, and the freeze doesn't end lol. If I'm doing anything else though, the computer is fine. I can play online games, browse the net, download music, etc. Oh yea, and downloading is O.K., it's just when it's time to install whatever I downloaded.
I've tested my RAM with Vista Mem Diag Tool, I ran the FULL PSA and found no errors at all. Virus Scan found 1 risk which it deleted that was a tracking cookie from Trackware. Apparently, those are not a big concern. Any help?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop on Windows Vista x64 Home Premium SP2, 2.2Gh processor, 4GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330.
No problems for a year until now. Thanks so much for your help in advance. I've fixed a LOAD of computers from browsing these forums, just this time I think I've got a very tricky worm.