Desktop freezes

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 15, 2009 at 14:48:16
Specs: Windows XP
When I right click on a DT icon, the
hourglass appears and I cannot
proceed and to reboot. Double left
click works. Xp Prof. SP 3.

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December 15, 2009 at 19:41:07
1. Error Checking- Number 4 & 5 takes a long time.
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.

2. Start - Run - type - sfc /scannow - OK
Don't forget the space between c and /
You may need the Recovery CD if any thing is found wrong.
Don't insert unless asked for.

Microsoft has a tool that might be useful.
Malicious Software Removal Tool

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December 16, 2009 at 08:52:46
Unfortunately I couldn't right click on C drive for error check (1)
Ran (2) with XP disc - nothing found.
Downloaded and ran virus check (I use Malwarebytes and Avast)
nothing found.
Getting desperate, have been trying to clear this for about a
month and tried all sorts - the problem doesn't arise in any
software I run, just desktop.
Many thanks.

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December 18, 2009 at 16:20:34

There may be several reasons why your computer is freezing. First question is when was the last time you cleaned your registry. Having a corrupted registry can cause a whole host of errors and problems. Freezing up is one of them. If you have a lot of unnecessary registry keys that are hogging up your computer resources. Your computer is bound to choke. Scan your registry with a good registry cleaner. If you pull up more than 20 errors or duplication, clean your registry.

2. Depending on your RAM specs and your computer usage. This could also be a the issue. Having an insufficient amount of free space does not allow your RAM to function properly. If you are using a lot of RAM by net surfing or other activities without enough empty space your will get freezes. You don't need to buy new RAM but you should increase your free space by removing unnecessary data and perhaps increasing your virtual memory.

3. Spyware could be the culprit, so do a scan and see if your computer is infected.

4. Another area is a hardware drivers. This could be the problem if new hardware has been added to the system. So, the drivers should still be up to date. So try the first two suggestion and see if you can get your computer to stop freezing.
Check your drivers.

5. Lastly, check the dust buildup on the fan to make sure you system is cooling properly



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December 18, 2009 at 16:42:04
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