PC freezing in normal mode, no maleware, or driver issues

October 1, 2012 at 14:10:59
Specs: Windows Vista32, 958
I have gone through extensive checks for maleware - Avenger, HitmanPro, MBAM, OTL, TDSS etc and have no viruses.

In normal mode I continue to freeze once desktop has loaded - sometimes completely frozen other times for long periods before unfreezing for a short time.

Start up programmes are only Windows, ESET and IEEE nothing else.

The problem may be my graphics card but how do I check that in safe mode? I can't do much in normal mode.

EDIT: For a while not my PC has been 'revving up' or 'whirring' when I'm watching any video on or offline. Even Flash banners bring that noise.

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October 1, 2012 at 15:32:04

Run Hardware Diagnostics to confirm no Hardware errors. If errors found, replace necessary parts.

Run MS Fixit: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=974...

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only. For System Restore steps, you can refer to the URL mentioned:

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B

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October 1, 2012 at 15:48:28
Thanks for the reply. I get an error for FixIt when it installing

"Windows Powershell failed to install"

Any fix for that?

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October 1, 2012 at 17:29:18

I hope Services and WindowsUpdate service startup type is set to Automatic? If not, update it to "Automatic" and try installing the windows updates before running this Fix it.

Else, you can try running this Fix it in "Safe Mode with Networking".

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B

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October 1, 2012 at 18:31:51
Do a hard drive diagnostic, you can download one from the maker of the drive. You have to make a cd, boot off the cd and run the short and long diagnostics. Sounds like a failing hard drive.

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October 1, 2012 at 18:36:34
You can use seatools, by seagate, it works on most hard drives, there is a dos and windows version. If your computer still loads windows you can install the windows version, or you can download the DOS version and make the disk. It is best to use the one by the maker of your hard drive, but this will do the trick


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October 2, 2012 at 03:29:41
we're sorry but windows powershell failed to install

Try the fix from > Scott Phillips 123

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October 2, 2012 at 11:26:17

I can only work in safe mode and that is where I received this error.

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October 2, 2012 at 11:53:48
I tried Seatools but cannot install in Safe Mode - and I have no chance of downloading and installing in normal mode.

I downloaded the Dell Diagnostic tool but that crashes too - tells me it stops working, so I am completely stuck.

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