Why is my computer Locking up?

Hewlett-packard / Dv6628us
June 21, 2009 at 18:54:50
Specs: Windows Vista 32
So, I'm using my laptop as usual. One day, I switch it on and it goes to the logon. I log on and it goes to the desktop. I start checking my email as usual and......... waiting....... locked up, dead. Everything stops, the disk read light is off and that tell-tale "computer's dead" click is heard. this is all about 5 minutes after I hit the power button.
It did that for about a day and a half. I try doing an error check and it locks up on a couple *.dll files every time. I do the error check in the DOS, outsid of windows and it locks up at a particular point when checking file # 94559 or something... EVERY time. It's been about 4 days and when I boot up normally, it locks up almost instantly (now).
I can still use it to some extent in "Safe Mode w/ Networking", but it's limited.
I did a Drive check in the boot up command area and it said to "replace the Disk" (I didn't get the error number). That freaked me out.
SO, I, being lame and not getting one sooner or making one when I got the computer, ordered a boot disk from HP (my computer's an HP...) and I HOPE it will help to resolve some of the agravation I'm suffering at the hands of my twisted computer.
Any thoughts?
BaT

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#1
June 22, 2009 at 01:55:20
You did CHKDSK /R /F ( there must be blanks before the slashes. ) at a command prompt with Admin rights and the notebook locked up.

Start your notebook with Safe Mode Command Prompt and do the checking again. If it still locks up, a new hard disk may be required. Anyway you have ordered one.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#2
June 22, 2009 at 18:52:24
So, I did the chkdsk and it locks up at about 52% on step 4 of 5... every time.
I WAS able to do the "quick" virus scan which returned nothing, but then my windows live one care scanner stopped turning on... weird.
so I pulled up my favorite online scanner, panda active scan, which is another scanner that won't proceed very far, and scanned. It scanned a good 519000 odd files and locks up at 30%. It says I've got 283 virulent files... SUCK.
so I can't say for sure that the files are the problem or if they're just a side problem I've not found before.
Currently, I'm scanning major files one at a time, which is a feature of panda that I quite like.
If you've got some thoughts, PLEASE continue to pitch in!
I'll keep y'all updated on anything new. In the mean-time, I'm looking forward to potstickers for dinner.
BaT

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#3
June 22, 2009 at 21:48:35
ok, so By my powers of deduction, I've deduced that part of the demon posessing my computing device is held within the file named "oem91.pnf".
It's apparently for my Nokia phone's USB connectivity. it's a driver.
DAMN.
Should I just delete it? or if I uninstall the program or driver will it actually remove itself?
any thoughts?
BaT

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#4
June 23, 2009 at 00:57:23
If what you suspect is true, just rename it to oem91.pnf.old and restart your PC.

Regards

SuatCINI


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