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Problem Child PC = Frequent "Blue Screen of Death" and PC Freezing Up Dozens x a day

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by levjen, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. levjen

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    ok - here's the SuperAntiSpyware log as well! :) Looks like just tracking cookies is all it found...?
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    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    http://www.superantispyware.com

    Generated 03/13/2012 at 06:05 PM

    Application Version : 5.0.1146

    Core Rules Database Version : 8332
    Trace Rules Database Version: 6144

    Scan type : Quick Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:01:46

    Operating System Information
    Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
    Administrator

    Memory items scanned : 522
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 28894
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 6549
    File threats detected : 46

    Adware.Tracking Cookie
    .serving-sys.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .doubleclick.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .serving-sys.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .atdmt.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .atdmt.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .247realmedia.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .at.atwola.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .questionmarket.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .questionmarket.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .amazon-adsystem.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .amazon-adsystem.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .apmebf.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .mediaplex.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .mediaplex.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .serving-sys.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .serving-sys.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .adfarm1.adition.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .adfarm1.adition.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    ad2.adfarm1.adition.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .adfarm1.adition.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .ads.pointroll.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .imrworldwide.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .imrworldwide.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .advertising.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
    .revsci.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\SCOTT MCELHANEY\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
     
  2. levjen

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    Should I go ahead and remove the programs Flavallee suggested?
     
  3. blues_harp28

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    Some need updating - one removed I think.
    Yes - you may as well do that now.
     
  4. levjen

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    ok - i'm on it!

    :)
     
  5. blues_harp28

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    What's next I hear you ask - good question.

    Let's check the cause of those BlueScreens
    They should be logged in c:\windows\minidump

    Download BlueScreenView
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
    Download link at the bottom of the page.
    Download>and post the last 4 minidump from the scan.

    Once it has scanned>Edit>Select All>File>Save Selected Item
    Open BSOD.txt in Notepad>Copy>Paste Entry.
     
  6. levjen

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    ok - I checked the minidump file again and it is still empty - we haven't had a blue screen since i had activated that the other day - just freeze ups of the whole system... I'm going to download the bluescreenview software you requested above next and will report back... unless that relies on any minidump files? :-(

    Also - I am getting some pop up that shows up sometimes anyhow - but randomly just showed up just now - saying "Outlook Express can compact messages, etc. etc..."... any easy way to get rid of that? ;-)
     
  7. levjen

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    hmm - ok - i got the bluescreenview open and it appears that yes - it's not finding anything because of the minidump file being empty? :-(

    So - what is next?! ;-)
     
  8. blues_harp28

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    Outlook Express - I have never ever used it, so I will have to pass on that one.
     
  9. blues_harp28

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    Check Device Manager
    Click Start button>run>type
    devmgmt.msc

    Check for any yellow exclamation marks.
    A driver may need updating.

    -----------------------------------------

    Right click My Computer>Open
    Right click - Local disk - should be C:
    Click Properties.

    Tools>Error checking.
    Tick both boxes
    Click start.
    It will say it cannot scan, do you want it to scan at the next start up..
    Click Yes - restart Pc.

    It will scan the system at the next start up - let it scan - it will then boot to your desktop.
     
  10. blues_harp28

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    I have to sign off now - my next move would be a Mem Test and a Hard Drive Test.
    I will check back on any progress tomorrow.

    Run a Memory test.
    http://www.memtest.org/
    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
    http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

    Best to run a full scan - on individual Ram sticks.
    Download and burn the ISO to CD

    Boot from that CD and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.
    Guide to using Memtest86+

    Hard drive manufacturers test.
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
     
  11. levjen

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    Ok! Thanks Blues_Harp! Have a great night!

    I did the driver check and there were no exclamation points. Then I am now restarting so it can do the Error Checking. After that - I'll proceed with the next steps and will report what we find! :)

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  12. blues_harp28

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    Thank you - time for bed here in the Uk.

    Keep us updated.
     
  13. levjen

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    Hi Blues_Harp!

    I ran the error check and it rebooted... I didn't notice anything? Maybe it created a log somewhere?

    Anyhow - the Memtest - I'm a bit confused on which of those sites I should use (any of them?) and exactly which file it is I need to download to CD and run... when you get back on the forum tomorrow, if you could please point me to which file name to download - I'll get on it!

    Thanks and have a great night! :eek:)
     
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    Here's the error checking log thing -

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Winlogon
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 3/13/2012
    Time: 8:48:45 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DESKTOP
    Description:
    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.
    Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
    Cleaning up 50 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 50 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 50 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    Free space verification is complete.

    244067512 KB total disk space.
    82331100 KB in 82603 files.
    35928 KB in 9814 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    479200 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    161221284 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    61016878 total allocation units on disk.
    40305321 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 66 02 00 0d 69 01 00 05 19 02 00 00 00 00 00 .f...i..........
    f5 38 00 00 02 00 00 00 17 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 .8..............
    da 60 24 0a 00 00 00 00 6e ba 98 48 00 00 00 00 .`$.....n..H....
    42 c5 ab 38 00 00 00 00 60 68 1e 33 04 00 00 00 B..8....`h.3....
    36 0a 91 2e 05 00 00 00 12 94 9a f6 09 00 00 00 6...............
    20 af 8c 9e 00 00 00 00 18 3d 07 00 ab 42 01 00 ........=...B..
    00 00 00 00 00 70 17 a1 13 00 00 00 56 26 00 00 .....p......V&..

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.

    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.
    Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
    CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
    Recovering orphaned file bootex.log (17) into directory file 5.
    Cleaning up 90 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 90 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 90 unused security descriptors.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    Free space verification is complete.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.

    244067512 KB total disk space.
    58390240 KB in 62611 files.
    27184 KB in 9769 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    481084 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    185169004 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    61016878 total allocation units on disk.
    46292251 allocation units available on disk.

    Internal Info:
    00 66 02 00 c8 1a 01 00 6b 87 01 00 00 00 00 00 .f......k.......
    17 26 00 00 04 00 00 00 44 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 .&......D.......
    ea 91 52 09 00 00 00 00 42 11 e7 33 00 00 00 00 ..R.....B..3....
    d2 8c 72 38 00 00 00 00 5c ca 53 14 03 00 00 00 ..r8....\.S.....
    4e 10 23 c4 05 00 00 00 52 51 29 57 09 00 00 00 N.#.....RQ)W....
    10 88 8c 9e 00 00 00 00 18 3d 07 00 93 f4 00 00 .........=......
    00 00 00 00 00 80 db eb 0d 00 00 00 29 26 00 00 ............)&..

    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.


    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
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