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Is it a registry problem???

Starting up my pc (xp home) I get ready to start, click on an icon, it freezes, sometimes I just get to the password and it will freeze. The only way to use computer is to start in safe mode and then restore to a previous time, and then it works fine.Have cleaned registry, run scans, but to no avail. Any ideas.

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In 2 decades I have yet to see it be the registry. I have seen clogged vents, heatsinks full of lint, dust and heat sinks that need fresh heat sink compound. I think most have never heard that a yearly cleaning is required. More at:

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Will give it a go. Thanks.


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Have done that, all I have is a nice clean computer, the rest is the same. Cheers.


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Since it's a new machine that changes everything.

For example, XP is nearly impossible to get properly installed (most shops!) so it's unlikely it's a registry issue. The safe bet is they didn't install Windows XP proper.

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Perhaps this is a software issue, not a hardware issue; when was the last time you ran a complete malware scan using a program like Super AntiSpyware or Malwarebyte's Antimalware.
Another good program I have used for scanning my own PC is Hitman Pro 3.5

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No that did not do anything either. Cheers.


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