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Unable to access files on C and D drives due to freezing.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by zombiemoxie, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. zombiemoxie

    zombiemoxie Thread Starter

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    Hey there,

    I've had this persistent problem since the beginning of January. Every time I try to open files/folders in, say, my documents, in shared folders, etc. my computer freezes and doesn't bounce back. I've let it sit for almost two hours to see if it'd work itself out, but it never does. This correlates with my Firefox browser freezing during random intervals and causing my entire system to lock up. I recall installing Adobe Photoshop CS3 around the same time this started happening, but I'm not sure if it's something that could cause this kind of reaction. I also have the addon "ljlogin" installed on Firefox, but thus far, I haven't found any discussions to imply that ljlogin could be detrimental to my system. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox with all of the necessary updates. That made a difference for about two weeks, but now it's acting up again. It's also really hard to uninstall/reinstall things because the system locks up.

    It's really tough not being able to access my files, but I can browse on Google Chrome without any issue (Unless I try to upload files from my PC). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    zombiemoxie
     
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    How to Start in Safemode

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
    4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
    5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
     
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