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Having a major problem with windows at the moment, it starts up ok and lets me login. But just 10-20 seconds in the whole thing freezes. I can still move the cursor but everything else is frozen. If I click a few times then I get beeped at and the cursor stops as well.

I went into safe mode and its fine, I haven't installed anything new (hardware or software) since it last worked the day before. I tried just removing some programs from the startup to see if that had any effect but still have the same problem.

Now this has been happening for a few months, but always before it would work again after 1 restart. Tried 6 times now and it definitely isn't starting.


So any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by Isileth - 6/9/08 at 12:13pm
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post #2 of 22
No error message? Overclocked? Try removing the overclock if there is one..

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post #3 of 22
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Not overclocked and no error message, just freezes.
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You haven't disabled any Windows services?

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EDIT: Try it and I'll be back in 30 mins.
Edited by BlankThis - 6/9/08 at 12:36pm
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No, nothing changed after it worked and no services disabled while I was in safe mode either. I just stopped some extra programs starting up such as my irc client and temp monitors etc.
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post #6 of 22
boot up into safe mode and see if the problem is replicated there. if so you could have a hardware problem, or a corrupt system file.

if it doesnt, it may be a program that you installed a while back that started acting up. sounds stupid, but it happened to me, had to uninstall it in safe mode.
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As I said mnishimura00 I can boot into safe mode with no problems at all.

I don't however have any clue on what is causing it for me to go in and try uninstalling it.
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Try re-enabling those start-up programs...

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Already did (since it didn't seem to help), still stuck with the same problem though.
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id go into msconfig in safe mode and start taking everything out that wasnt a pertinant sytem file. most everything that you loaded, just take it out. A computer with nothing on it is better than one that doesnt run.
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