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Phobia December 22, 2009 08:31 PM

Freezing issues
 
Hey all. I've got a weird problem. When I turn my computer on, it boots into windows xp just fine. However, when I go to open any program or file, the whole computer freezes and i have to physically turn the pc off. I do not know how this happened, I haven't done anything out of the ordinary. Has anyone had something like this happen before?

Oh I forgot to add, whenever it boots it tells me windows live messenger stopped working, and i can hit hit send microsoft the problem, and it starts to do it, then closes and freezes the pc. I don't know if that helps the diagnosis at all.

SugarJ December 22, 2009 08:34 PM

Does it do the same thing in Safe mode? Press F8 while booting to select.

3.0charlie December 23, 2009 04:13 AM

Run Memtest86+.

KaptCrunch December 23, 2009 07:08 AM

bad memory replace stick or
bad MBR on HDD, using a single OS or mulitple (Lilo/NTFS)Windows boot partition corruptted , start saving files by moving HDD to another system then reformat HDD on the troubled system
by running OS setup disk for each FAT, then configure HDD

Caution make sure you are formatting the correct drive if have more then one drive in troubled system
best is only have 1 HDD when doing so
no room for error

martin_metal_88 December 23, 2009 07:22 AM

Memory or corrupted windows IMO. Burn memtest to a dvd or a USB stick and test your ram. If it pass try repairing windows with the disk ( that can not work ) then give us update:P

Phobia December 23, 2009 03:17 PM

Thanks for your imput guys. I'm going to try that now.
Gord: I tried safe mode, but I've never used safe mode before, so I don't know if its always super slow or not. Plus my internet wouldn't work for some reason...

I'm just copying my files over onto another hard drive.. to make sure i don't lose anything, then I'm going to use memtest

Phobia December 23, 2009 04:18 PM

Ok. memtest passed. SO i guess i'm going to have to reformat.. strange

hen555 December 23, 2009 04:27 PM

good luck i hope it works

KaptCrunch December 23, 2009 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 306777)
Thanks for your imput guys. I'm going to try that now.
Gord: I tried safe mode, but I've never used safe mode before, so I don't know if its always super slow or not. Plus my internet wouldn't work for some reason...

I'm just copying my files over onto another hard drive.. to make sure i don't lose anything, then I'm going to use memtest


cos you need to choose safe mode with network option for internet to work


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