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Solved Netbook freezes after start-up

July 14, 2012 at 17:00:24
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3

Hi, I need some help... Obviously.

My computer freezes after start-up, quicker if I try opening files.
Task Manager tells me my "CPU Usage" is under 10% and "Commit Charge" is around 500k/2450k, if that helps any.

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

ASUS
EeePC
Intel(R) Atom(TM)
CPU N270 @ 1.6 GHz
1.60 GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM

That's what I'm running. Starting up in Safe Mode works perfectly fine, I've run MalwareBytes, CCleaner, and AVG's safe mode scan. Nothing worked. Any help would be appreciated. If you guys need any other information just ask and I'll post it.

Also, I've tried many system restore points and they all fail. I don't know why, I wish it told me.

I also believe there is a bad sector on my hard drive, could that be the culprit? And How do I check to find out where the bad sector is, and how to fix it?


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July 14, 2012 at 19:42:11

I seem to have fixed it myself. The speed is still a tad bit on the slow side, but it's not freezing anymore. I deleted some of the .NET framework and MS Office things in the add/remove programs window, and it seems to be okay now.

It seems those updates two nights ago may have been the culprit. Thank you for trying to help me though, Larry. You kept me from throwing this off of the roof of the 6 story building I work at... >.>



#1
July 14, 2012 at 18:06:56

"I also believe there is a bad sector on my hard drive, could that be the culprit?"
"Starting up in Safe Mode works perfectly fine"
The fact that its fine in safe mode kind of points away from a hardware problem. What makes you believe there is a bad sector?
While in safe mode, run msconfig and disable any unneeded crap, then restart normally.

larry


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#2
July 14, 2012 at 18:14:22

Ran msconfig and disabled all start up items and every non-microsoft service already, no good. The reason I feel there is a bad sector is because avg freezes every time I scan, right around the same place, and error checking my C drive with the attempt to fix bad sector box ticked freezes me up.

Also: Thanx for the quick reply, I was expecting to wait till tomorrow for a reply.


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#3
July 14, 2012 at 18:22:59

"I feel there is a bad sector is because avg freezes every time I scan"
Thats not evidence of a bad sector, maybe uninstall avg, disconect from the net and attempt to restart normally,
"and error checking my C drive with the attempt to fix bad sector box ticked freezes me up."
Run it unticked
Maybe time to start thinking about backing up anything you dont want to lose.
larry


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#4
July 14, 2012 at 18:26:00

Well I ran the Error Checking unticked and it ran all the way through.

I'll try to uninstall AVG and then restart.

Also, I forgot to mention my firewall doesn't turn on now, but it does in safe mode.
Fixed that with the un-installation of AVG.


There are some windows updates I've been negating to do because they always freeze my computer trying to do them, they had to do with MS Office(which I don't use) and .NET framework, but I tried to do them the night before my computer started doing this. Couple of them froze so I held the power button for a hard shut-down, one of the updates disappeared like it went through though, could that have been a factor?


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July 14, 2012 at 19:42:11
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I seem to have fixed it myself. The speed is still a tad bit on the slow side, but it's not freezing anymore. I deleted some of the .NET framework and MS Office things in the add/remove programs window, and it seems to be okay now.

It seems those updates two nights ago may have been the culprit. Thank you for trying to help me though, Larry. You kept me from throwing this off of the roof of the 6 story building I work at... >.>


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#6
July 14, 2012 at 19:59:59

maybe try somthing other than avg.
"6 story building I work at..."
what do you use this netbook for?

larry


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