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My computer would just freeze after turned on. Please help!

by ashtothedust / October 8, 2007 11:06 PM PDT

When I turn on my computer, it will take forever to move the cursor and when it does and I click some folder to open the screen will freeze. I think my computer got a virus. I don't mind swiping everything out and reinstall the softwares but I can't even do that since the computer would just freeze whenever I try to click something. Is there any easy way to fix this? My computer's pretty old but it's good enough for me since I only use it for the internet and music downloads. So I don't want to spend any money to get a new one although my friend said it's time to get a new one. Please help!

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Safe Mode
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 2:50 AM PDT

I trust those music downloads are not copyrighted or pirated? Also, if you are using P2P software to download the music what firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware protection do you use? P2P downloaded files are a major source of virus infected files.

If you are using Windows, (you didn't say which OS you are using), try rebooting into Safe Mode and run your anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities from there.

Instructions for booting into Safe Mode here;
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial61.html#winxo

Mark

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Safe Mode
by ashtothedust / October 9, 2007 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Safe Mode

I'm using Window XP Home edition. How do you reboot up as a safe mode?

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