Virus or Not?

September 19, 2010 at 15:11:59
Specs: Windows Vista
My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop freezes up after about 10 minutes or so. Online or not. It also will not let me check for system updates. Not sure if this is a virus or something else. PLEASE HELP!! Laptop only works smoothly in safe mode.

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#1
September 19, 2010 at 17:29:33
A friend of mine just had a similar freezing problem. I traced it to some Google update from Google earth. Look at the event viewer to see if you have the same errors.

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#2
September 19, 2010 at 20:00:27
The cause of the freezing, or locking up, of your computer, is due to some either corrupted or missing files. And more specifically, missing or corrupted registry files. These are the files which tell everything on your how it is suppose to work. Basically, they are configuration files. And if these files get corrupted, or messed up, it can wreck havoc.

Sometimes the registry files end up missing. This can happen when you uninstall software from your computer. The software being uninstalled may remove registry files also associated with another program. There should be a message asking you whether or not you want to delete the files as they are associated with another program. Your best bet is to say NO to this and leave the files. If the files end up missing, then the program which needs them will stall, hang, or freeze the next time it tries to run. But there is a simple way to fix this.

By just running registry scan software on your computer, you can find these problems and fix them right away. It will let you know which files are bad, and will fix them to its original state. And it is this simple step which will show you how to fix your computer freezing.


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#3
September 20, 2010 at 04:08:53
freezing is mainly caused by hardware problems

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#4
September 20, 2010 at 17:04:26
I agree with masterofnocrack.

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#5
September 22, 2010 at 19:29:59
first try a system restore to a time before the issue started, it maybe an updated driver, (as it runs ok in safe mode thats a good bet)
hardware issue...if the system restore fails to remedy the issue, you could check for over heating, although again if it runs ok in safe mode, ..... try a full system scan in safe mode with your anti virus and or malwarebtyes, free to use..

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#6
September 22, 2010 at 22:38:06
another problem is windows corrupt files just repair them.im not famalier with repairing vista so google repairing vista files with cd

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#7
September 24, 2010 at 09:30:22
Why would he need to run an AV program in safe mode?

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