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  1. FlameWraith

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    I recently installed windows 2000, and now I am having problems. It started first with all my videos they would stop for a while the go again the sound would continue it was just all video required things but now it is everything my entire computer will just hang for a while and then continue it happens about every 10 or so minutes the hard drive light comes on for about 1 and a half seconds then stops and then everything slowely starts up again then it is fine 10 minutes later it starts. anyone else havew this problem?

    I have checked with 2 memory programs my ram is not corrupted and I have switched video cards, I have reinstalled video drivers. I EVEN defragmemnted my hard drive. :(

    I have: a geforce 4 mx 440
    Intel pentium 3 733 mhz
    Asus cuv4x motherboard
     
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    I fixed the problem by installing windows XP
     
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    OK - thanks for letter us know

    make sure your all set for virus/spyware/updates etc - you will see loads and loads of issues on spyware here...


    these will monitor the PC and try and stop spyware being downloaded in the first place

    spywareblaster = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    spywareguard = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html



    TUTORIALS

    some tutorials on running the above spyware programs with pictures, I know this sometimes can help:-

    CWShredder:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=47

    AD-Aware:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=48

    SPYBOT:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=43

    HIJACK THIS:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42

    SPYWAREBLASTER:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=49

    SPYWAREGUARD:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=50

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    then to keep the system clean update all four programs (ad-aware/spybot/spwareblaster/spywareguard) at least once a week and then run ad-aware and spybot.

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    Of course you should also update and run an anti-virus program of sometype.
    An excellent free version is AVG available from http://www.grisoft.com which i used for a few years - however, i'm now trying out http://www.avast.com also free

    Firewalls are also very useful - XP has an inbuilt version or you can get free versions from:

    Sygate:
    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/free-firewall.asp

    Zone labs:
    http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/download/index2_11072.html


    for more complete list of tools and alternatives to the above please have a look at this post:
    http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

    want to know how you got infected in the first place:
    http://forums.techguy.org/t208517

    For more nformation about spyware, viruses,trojans and other malware that affects your computer and downloads of useful removal tools and links to the main spyware information sites:
    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
     
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