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Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sr71atomica, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. sr71atomica

    sr71atomica Thread Starter

    Aug 18, 2007
    I need some help very badly. I just bought a rebuilt computer and already I have had the computer lock up and prevent my keyboard or mouse from operating at some point in the session. I am just about ready to take this to another computer repair shop and tell them to go through the system with a fine tooth comb and fix all the remnant problems.
    To make matters worse I cannot get the computer to boot if there is anything connected to the USB ports.

    Here is a look at my computer's profile from running Belarc Advisor:

    Computer Name: User1-1bac5d77e (in WORKGROUP)
    Profile Date: Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:19:58 AM
    Advisor Version: 7.2t

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    64 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 8363-686
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 03/27/2001
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    30.74 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    26.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    COMBO IDE5216CO [CD-ROM drive]
    Lite-On LTN483S 48x Max [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Maxtor 6E030L0 [Hard drive] (30.75 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E125QXDE, rev NAR61590, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'BANK_0' is Empty
    Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
    Slot 'BANK_2' has 256 MB
    Slot 'BANK_3' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 30.74 GB 26.88 GB free

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller ATI Technologies, Inc. RAGE XL AGP 2X [Display adapter]
    Default Monitor
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (2x) VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
    Communications Other Devices

    Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
    primary Auto IP Address: / 23
    Dhcp Server:
    Physical Address: 00:50:FC:79:44:FA

    Networking Dns Servers:

    Any and all advice will be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. sr71atomica

    sr71atomica Thread Starter

    Aug 18, 2007
    And here is a HijackThis analysis...

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 12:23:03 AM, on 8/19/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchgateway.net/search...:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:11&q=%s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Defender] "C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe"
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/win...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1187465499302
    O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
  3. Ixalan


    Aug 28, 2007
    Hi, I've had similar troubles in the past. My situation was due to a video card going bad. Replace the card and drivers and see if that works. Also, why is your memory in slot 2 instead of slot 0 ? Another check is the power supply voltages and cpu temp in CMOS, are the cpu fan and/or power supply old ? About the USB locking the machine up at boot, a bad USB device will due that, like a USB hard drive that's bad.
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