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Help!!! Freezing, Extremely slow and buggy!

by nsns / May 29, 2004 2:30 PM PDT

For the past week, my computer running XP Home has been acting strangely. It freezes up constantly and internet sites load very slowly. I have plenty of ram and most was free according to RamBooster. I suspect spyware and/or viruses are at work and I have scanned and searched with a great variety of results. Ad-aware found nothing real special, but certain other trial softwares found 200 plus spyware objects. Unfortunatly, you can't remove them because you need the 60$ registered version. Anyway,I created a new account (in XP) and it worked great the first day, and then returned badly the next day. I restarted and it was still not working correctly. After leaving it off for a few hours, it is working fine for now. As I speak however, I just tried to create a new IE browser window and it froze up. Anyway, the other accounts on my comp seem to run okay although quite often the are plagued with annoying and random re-directs to a site with a url that is something like On all accounts there are stupid internet task bar things like Gamebar, zsearch bar and band class that persist despite numerous efforts to delete them. What's the problem and solution.

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Re:Help!!! Freezing, Extremely slow and buggy!
by sicsac / May 29, 2004 8:06 PM PDT

Hey nsns,
So many issues with this one.
First thing dont go down the set up a new account road every time you get a problem. Trust me Ive been there and it gets worse not better. Delete all new user accounts except for your originals. Make sure there are no files you wish to keep, if there are store them in a folder so you can retrieve them later. Depending on how many accounts you have set up this might be tricky. Firstly I personally dont think ram booster is even worth having, I would uninstall it. Then figure out when all the drama started and then do a system restore on a day before all this happened. See how that goes. Go slowly and if unsure dont do it and seek more help.

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Re:Re:Help!!! Freezing, Extremely slow and buggy!
by nsns / May 30, 2004 1:29 AM PDT

well sicsac, I made the new account because the internet didn't work at all on the old account. Thanks for the replies.

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''Read'' and ''perform'' all five items explained in this . . .
by Cursorcowboy / May 29, 2004 9:01 PM PDT

1. "thread".

2. The article [Q308427] states that an "event" is any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified or an entry be added to one of three logs that can help identify and diagnose the source of current system problems, or help predict potential system problems.

3. The article [Q314084] describes how to gather more information about an error message using Pstat.exe, a Resource Kit utility run from the command line that gives a picture of the processes and drivers that are currently running.

4. The article [Q307973] suggest that a user should configure the actions that Windows should take when a severe error (also called a fatal system error, or Stop error) occurs. Please read the article, "A Description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP (Q315222)," for accessing a system that will not boot normally.

5. Access the TechNet "Windows XP Events and Errors" page and enter either the "Source" or the "Error Code". -- the two most important items of information concerning an Event.

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