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#1 babby*boo

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:26 AM

My pc is driving me crazy. It either freezes when at desktop or restarts occassionally. I really can't pick out why it is doing this. I'm currently running: XP SP2 1gb ram 170gb hard drive Pioneer DVD player I have Mcafee antivirus spyware doctor. Have had it refomatted....no luck....hard drive just replaced...no luck....pc guy checked the ram and it seems to be ok....is there a program i can use to check if there are any probs with my cpu etc.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:33 AM

You will probably have better luck posting in the user to user section. It sounds like it could be a heat issue.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:55 AM

Moving topic to User to User Help

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:01 PM

Moving topic to User to User Help


Thanks for that....all my fans seem to be working ok....gave it a clean out with compressed air but still doesn't seem to help....should i really be looking at upgrading? (have had the pc for 2 years now)

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:05 PM

this sounds like it could be heat related..

Download Speedfan and post back what all yer temps are back in your next post..

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:45 AM

this sounds like it could be heat related..

Download Speedfan and post back what all yer temps are back in your next post..

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Hi, just started my computer and here are the details:

Fan 1: 0 RPM
Fan 2: 2519 RPM

Temp 1 : 38C
Temp 2 : 62C
H20 : 28C
Temp 1: 70C

It just froze on my on startup just at the xp screen prior to desktop screen and then decide to restart 2 times before i could get on here to post this message. PC guy said it was my RAM (512mb) so he removed that leaving me with with 1gb ram left and also replaced my hard drive however I am still having issues....can you please help?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 04:06 AM

1 don't use that repair guy again. :b33r:

now does this problem start as soon as you turn on your pc or is it something that only happens after its been on a while?? more likely to be a temp prob i think if it only happens after being on a while but might be wrong.

also can you do a pit test here's a how to link http://www.pcpitstop...press/howto.asp
then post a link to your results in next post.
this will give the experts all the info they need about your pc so they might be able to help you better.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:14 AM

1 don't use that repair guy again. :b33r:

now does this problem start as soon as you turn on your pc or is it something that only happens after its been on a while?? more likely to be a temp prob i think if it only happens after being on a while but might be wrong.

also can you do a pit test here's a how to link http://www.pcpitstop...press/howto.asp
then post a link to your results in next post.
this will give the experts all the info they need about your pc so they might be able to help you better.


Usually the restart / freezing will happen just as I turn my pc on....the freezing usually occurs when i get to the desktop screen. Following are the results of my pc test....the pc guy said it could be motherboard prob, could be anything, wasn't much help...i feel like i just want to build another computer but i'm broke and want to preserve this one until next year.

http://www.pcpitstop...G7TSWSRFRVSD4LV

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:03 PM

What is this program? "MyFreeCodec" Did you download it on purpose?

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#10 babby*boo

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:48 PM

What is this program? "MyFreeCodec"
Did you download it on purpose?


Mmmm..i have never seen this in my life! It looks like spyware...i will remove this.

Other than that, can anyone see any major problems?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:15 PM

You might want to see if your computer has a 'Vundo/Virtumonde' infection:

Download HijackThis™ here:
http://www.trendsecu.../hijackthis.php

Start a new topic in our HJT forms
http://forums.pcpits...hp?showforum=25

Copy and paste the HJT log from notepad in that new topic

Please be patient as we have a lot of people with malware infections
and all of our HJT Trusted Advisors work on many
forums :adios:

DO NOT post your HJT log in this
thread

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#12 babby*boo

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:29 AM

You might want to see if your computer has a 'Vundo/Virtumonde' infection:

Download HijackThis™ here:
http://www.trendsecu.../hijackthis.php

Start a new topic in our HJT forms
http://forums.pcpits...hp?showforum=25

Copy and paste the HJT log from notepad in that new topic

Please be patient as we have a lot of people with malware infections
and all of our HJT Trusted Advisors work on many
forums :adios:

DO NOT post your HJT log in this
thread

Have done this and posted log for everyone's reference.




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