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Random Freezes on Vista at startup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ComNewb, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. ComNewb

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    Hey guys I've been getting some freezes on my PC. I startup, then the Vista logo goes *Brriiing* Then it says loading... When I get to the desktop, after a while it freezes. I cannot move my mouse, when I press Caps Lock, no light lights up on the keyboard. Nothing, just the desktop a stationary cursor and the icons (and the startbar if that helps...)

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

    Help? lol... I'm running Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 (problem started somewhen when I installed I think, but may not be root of problem... DUNNOE?!) And the freezes are random, most of the time its fine, but sometimes it freezes and I have to hold the off button for what, 5 secs for it to shutdown, load it back up, hit enter for the "start windows normally" option cuz i din shutdown windows properly and it works (WOW A MIRACLE?) :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. mrrb

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    How much memory do you have running?
    Next time, it happens look in your system tray and see if defender and Kaspersky are running at the same time.

    I have yet to see a virus scanner and defender run at the same time happily.:)

    K
     
  3. ComNewb

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    Err I have 2 gig RAM and Defender is on together with Kaspersky :D :D I think you found the problem... NOW HOW DO I DISABLE IT??! Lol...

    Edit - Okay thanx i turned it off ^.^ THANK YOU!!!
     
  4. ComNewb

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    Eh the problem still exists, any help anyone?
     
  5. whitefly

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    Random freezes are usually attributed to badly made system drivers. I guarantee it won't be Microsoft's drivers but a third party's. Also Often it's a display adapter like Nvidia driver. Overheating due to lack of cooling is sometimes to blame. If you suspect you anti-virus is to blame uninstall it and see if you computer stops freezing during boot up. If you're a little bit knowledgeable you can look to see what services are running and turn off non microsoft ones, in order to narrow down the culprit. Also Sysinternals now Microsoft do process explorer that can help diagnose the problem if used correctly.
     
  6. ComNewb

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    Hmm I have been leaving my computer on for many hours at a time, maybe that caused the problem. Is leaving it on for long hours harmful to the computer?
     
  7. whitefly

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    Not necessarily. Some people leave them on all the time without any problems. Personally I turn mine off only If I'm away for a significant amount of time for example during the night (unless I'm downloading a large file) Constantly turning an electronic appliance like a computer on and off all the time is bad practice.
    If you suspect an overheating related problem, take off the side panel and put a domestic home fan near it. Before this check all fans are running i.e. on the CPU heatsink and graphic adapter card. The idea of fans inside the case is to create a flow of air from the front through to the exit fan at the rear. So front fan should suck air in and rear suck air out. (a bit like ventalating a house on a hot day by opening window at front and opening a rear door)
     
  8. ComNewb

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    Woah okay! I uninstalled Kaspersky and I'm not gonna run my comp so long anymore. Thanks!
     
  9. mrrb

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    ComNewb,

    You still need a virus scanner as there are many security loopholes still in Vista. You can disable defender and run it once a day manually.

    You do that by right clicking on it in your system tray and a selecting exit. It willl ask you do you want to do so. When it does say yes.

    When you want to use it, simply go to your start menu and type in defender. Then click on it.

    If you have a brand new computer and overheating is a problem you may want to take it back to the manufacturer.

    K
     
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