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RadioFiasco

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I am using Windoze 2000 pro and I've never had this problem before but my peecee is wanting to lock up after 20 minutes of use. The mouse will disappear and the computer will not respond to anything even a alt+ctrl+del

Please help since I use this peecee for college. Thanks!:eek:
 
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See if it's overheating: remove the case, blow out the dust and see if the fan is working.

Try a temp monitor:

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


Freezes can sometimes be display driver issues as well. You might want to reinstall the drivers.

Also test in Safe Mode with Networking support if you have broadband. And also see if it freezes with the browser closed.

Post a HijackThis scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:53:21 PM, on 2/6/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP4 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv2.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBIA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.1\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.1\program\soffice.BIN
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\SkypePM.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WUSB54Gv2] C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InvokeSvc3.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClamWin] "C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe" --logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX6000 Series] C:\WINNT\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBIA.EXE /FU "C:\WINNT\TEMP\E_S2716.tmp" /EF "HKLM"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 2.1.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.1\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: WUSB54Gv2SVC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe" "WUSB54Gv2.exe (file missing)

there you go, the fans weren't the issue it seems.
 
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Well, your log has no malware -- I only question the wisdom of having two antivirus programs running.

Personally I just stick with AVG.

When you look at the task manager just before you think this might happen -- is there any task other than System Idle Process taking up a lot of cpu time?

And does the problem ever occur with no browser usage?
 

RadioFiasco

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Well I've ran Clamwin and AVG simultaneously all last year and I had no problems. Also I usually surf the web with firefox as one of my first processes so I can't say if that's the problem or not. Maybe I'll try to startup and not open firefox but I am not sure if that will help.

I run 1 gig of RAM on this peecee and have been for the last year or two so I am almost positive that is also not the problem. I am confused to the point of all exhaustion....

I have closed Clamwin, Skype and Open Office from idling and hope that helps. Check out this thread in the near future and I will let you know if it helps. *crosses fingers*
 
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Another thing to try, if you can, is to connect directly to the modem and bypass the wireless router.
 

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bleh happened again. I cannot try to connect directly since I do not have an ethernet port on this peecee. I cant see how that would be an issue though since I have been wireless with the same adapter and company (Linksys) for the past 3 to 4 years. Good God I am thinking of getting and exorcist to visit my computer :-(
 
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Well you could be getting some signal interference from somewhere; but that is also why I suggest testing with no internet activity at all.

Have you tested the ram?
 

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How does one test the RAM and why would I have to? Been using the same hardware and configs since I last installed a new hardrive back in 2005
 
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Why would you have to? Well you just never know. Sometimes it's just a case of needing to reseat them. You might do that with all the hardware while you're at it.

You might also inspect the motherboard for "badcaps":

http://www.badcaps.net/ident/

If you have more than one module, try rotating one out at a time -- it's unlikely both will be bad.

You can also create a software tester and boot with it either by CD (iso version) or floppy disk.

I recommend memtest86, but MS makes one too.

The ISO version must be burned with burning software that recognizes ISO files, it's not just a straight up copy.

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory


Windows Memory Diagnostic
Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory
 

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haven't had the chance to check my caps yet but get this: I haven't been connected to the internet all day and I ahven't locked up. Do you think I may have a remote Trojan that my anti virus progs cant find?
 
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I doubt it's a remote trojan -- but you probably could benefit from a firewall.

Any chance of at least moving this pc closer to router?

And since I guess you are using a USB modem -- make sure it's well connected and you don't have any conflicts with other USB devices with which it might be sharing power.
 

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Wow this is funny, been connected for hours now online and skype has been closed the entire time. No locking it yet, maybe that was the problem. that sucks though :-\
 
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