Solved Pc hangs when i start browsing ...

November 19, 2013 at 08:29:36
Specs: Windows xp sp3
Install fresh windows xp sp3 in my pentium 4, with hyperthreading, ram is 1 GB.

Activated windows online, and then 1st thing downloaded microsoft security essentials, installed it. while updating it whenever i browse the net using internet explorer or firefox pc immediately hangs. Nothing works except reset button.

I expect it could be something associated with mse ... any ideas how to fix this.


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#1
November 19, 2013 at 14:03:03
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What version of IE? XP either comes with 5.5 or 6. Did you update that?

If you think security essentials might be the problem you could uninstall it or do a fresh XP install. Then browse for awhile without it. If you have the same problem then at least you'll know it's not security essentials.


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#2
November 22, 2013 at 05:39:23
Thanks DAVE, yours is the best answer no doubt, but i will submit my result once i go thru your suggested procedure.

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#3
November 22, 2013 at 16:40:36
I hope you get it figured out. I haven't heard of problems like that with security essentials but if the problem started with that then maybe that's it.

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#4
November 24, 2013 at 18:55:15
Installed fresh copy of XP and computer is freezing?

This is a common issue recently with freshly installed copies of XP. InfoWorld had an article on it Nov 13, 2013.

If you are able to right click on the blue taskbar at the bottom of the screen and select Task Manager, you may be able to observe SVCHOST using 100% of CPU.

Windows XP update locks machines with SVCHOST redlined at 100%: Fix it with KB 2879017

My way of getting past this on a clean copy of XP is to install KB2879017, or simply turn on automatic updates and let the machine install all updates and reboot. The process will take longer on a single core processor like Pentium 4.

I just worked on a machine today and did a clean install of XP, can confirm the problem still as of today. I've observed it about 5 times in the last week on various machines, all clean XP installs.

http://sdfox7.com

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#5
November 26, 2013 at 01:43:56
You are right DAVE, problem was not mse but a driver associated with graphic card. As soon as i removed the card my pc was a breeze.

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#6
November 26, 2013 at 19:13:04
We're glad you got it figured out. Thanks for posting back.

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