Remove all BHOs. What are those? Please see google.
How do I remove them? I use HIJACKTHIS.
Please try it. If that fails then tell us the last time you cleaned the machine's vents, fans, and heatsinks.
I have a desktop (Pentium III, 512 MB ram, 1.11 GHz) here that began freezing about a week ago. When it froze everything froze. You couldn't move the mouse, ctrl/alt/delete didn't work, nothing.
I didn't feel like searching for viruses and repairing them, so I just reformatted the entire computer and did a clean install of Windows XP with SP2. The freezing still occurs. I got rid of all the dust inside the computer and it still froze. I pulled everything off the mother board and put them back into their exact places and still the same freezing problem.
I discovered that the freezing only occurs when I use the internet (firefox or IE). Before, If I just held the power button to shut it down and turn it back on, I would have no internet. However if I just yanked the plug out, plugged it back in, and turned it back on, my internet was there. I tried switching to using a wireless network with the wireless card instead of the regular card and the freezing still occurs.
I am also able to browse the internet with NO problems in safe mode (with networking option). I have no idea what to do about this. Can anyone offer help? Thanks.