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My computer is slowly dying

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ep2002, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. ep2002

    ep2002 Thread Starter

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    Oh where are you going for holidays?

    I just rebooted. I did what you told me to do days ago, but never rebooted, so we have to wait & see now.

    When I did reboot, the system wanted to update Flash & so I tried to, but once again it said there was a problem. I think I shut down the window with the error message.

    What's next?

    Thanks


    Michelle
     
  2. eddie5659

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    Poland for two weeks :)

    With regards to the Flash, what was the error message or problem?

    From this link, which steps have you tried:

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Basic Troubleshooting

    I'm away for two weeks from tonight, but I'm letting other's know so someone else will reply whilst I'm away.

    eddie
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Any joy with the above link?
     
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    I'm sorry. I tried to find someone to hire to do the change for me as I don't want to do it myself & I can't find anyone who knows Fx & has done this task before.

    I'm still looking as the crashes are getting worse. With TB too :(

    How are you doing?


    Michelle
     
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    Which changes are you wanting to make? From the link I gave, did you try all the steps, and if so, are you at the 'Make a new profile' step?

    I'm doing okay, but my graphics card is nearly dead, so a brand new one is arriving Saturday :)
     
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    Phew, I FINALLY got the new profile created & set up the way it should look/act.

    So sorry for the delay. Major things have been happening here since Google did what they did. Needless to say I'm not happy at all.

    Ok, what's next? :)

    I hope you are doing well & your new graphics card is perfect. Remember I thought it was my graphics card & it ended up being the MB.


    Michelle
     
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    Due to the blue screens I got and the messages about them being related to my graphics, I'm hopeful they're gone now :)

    After creating the profile, has the problems stopped?
     
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    Good, I'm glad to hear that.

    I thought the crashing stopped, but it hasn't. Although I am able to get to around 25-30 windows open now before it does crash, so that's at least something of an improvement.

    I don't know if it's one of the bookmarks or what, but I can't delete the bookmarks, I have way too many.


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    Another thing:

    My computer has been freezing for about 1-2 minutes several times.

    I finally got the Online Armor up & running which did cause some problems with my printer, so I don't know if that's the problem, but if it is, I can't continue on like that.

    Thanks


    Michelle
     
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    Ok, updates:

    1. I shut down Armor All or whatever it's called. I thought that solved the freezing problem & it sort of did, but then now my windows explorer just crashed again. You know that Dr. Watson error message people get?

    That's the 2nd time today this has happened :(

    2. The other day my hosting company AGAIN blocked my IP address & this time they said it was my FTP accessing their server too many times. Gawd I wish I could just move from this hosting company already.

    Once again I was not at my computer & while I had had my FTP software open earlier that the day before, I had shut it down & had even rebooted, so that is nuts.

    3. Today they blocked me again saying my POP was accessing their server too many times.

    Once again months have gone by with NO problems & suddenly it started happening again. This again proves to me it's NOT my Thunderbird doing anything b/c if it was a TB issue, it would happen every single day & I'd be blocked every single day.

    BUT I did what you guys told me to do & changed the "download e-mails every X minutes" to different times.

    4-5 e-mails on 5 minutes, some on 4, 6, 7, 9, etc.

    If that doesn't solve the problem then I know I was right & we still have to figure out how to solve the problem. I'd love to move to another hoster & see if the problem occurs there. This is a serious problem, especially now that they are saying it was an FTP problem 2 days ago.

    Thanks


    Michelle
     
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    Hi there,

    You okay?

    I think my computer has a virus or something.

    On Fx there are times when I'm losing the graphics. Not on a site, but on Fx itself. Also recently some sites are showing no graphics. I assumed it was the site (there's 2 of them), but now I'm not sure.

    www,speedtest,net is one of them & I've been using that site for almost a year now with on problems until recently.

    Scary


    Michelle
     
  12. eddie5659

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    Sorry, for some reason i never got the email :(

    Do you know the size of your paging file? If not, can you have a look here:

    You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure

    1. Open System in Control Panel.

    2. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

    3. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.

    4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

    5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, what is the size set to?

    eddie


    Under Paging file size for selected drive,
     
  13. ep2002

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    Hi there,

    I think I sent you 4 posts. Are you saying you didn't receive any of them? That has been happening to me more & more now with various different forums.

    This paging file size has never changed unless something made it change.

    Here's the info:

    Min. 2 MB
    Recommended - 4987
    Allotted - 3072

    Thanks


    Michelle
     
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    Also one other thing I wanted to note...

    I've been watching tons of videos (tv shows etc.) on my computer since I don't have a TV.

    I have been trying to defrag, but 2 days ago when I tried, the only drive it said needed it was E, not C.


    Michelle
     
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    Also I thought that it was the videos I'm watching, but now I'm thinking it's not b/c most of the videos I'm watching, the sound is so staticy, I can't watch the video :(


    Michelle
     
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