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Old 05-08-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Everytime I switch one my pc and choose to startup windows XP Student Edition. After a while, it freezes! I can't move the mouse, once I cant do that i press enter or esc on the keyboard and it makes one "beep" sound and thats it, nothing else happens. I restart computer and use it for a while again, sometimes it doesn't freeze and sometimes it does! I think it usualy freezes up when i do things that are demanding like burning on nero.

I have run virus tests etc using AVG. Sometimes it freezes during this but i have deleted something called "installer.exe" since it was shown up as a threat. I though this would solve problem but it didn't!

Anyone know what else i can do or what is wrong with Windows?

Thanks all, Appreciate any help!
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Hello all,

Everytime I switch one my pc and choose to startup windows XP Student Edition. After a while, it freezes! I can't move the mouse, once I cant do that i press enter or esc on the keyboard and it makes one "beep" sound and thats it, nothing else happens. I restart computer and use it for a while again, sometimes it doesn't freeze and sometimes it does! I think it usualy freezes up when i do things that are demanding like burning on nero.

I have run virus tests etc using AVG. Sometimes it freezes during this but i have deleted something called "installer.exe" since it was shown up as a threat. I though this would solve problem but it didn't!

Anyone know what else i can do or what is wrong with Windows?

Thanks all, Appreciate any help!
did you download this version?

i have had the same problem when i downloaded a bad XP Pro torrent
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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did you download this version?

i have had the same problem when i downloaded a bad XP Pro torrent
yes i did to be honest. Did you fix it? If not do you know the reason why...maybe i can have a go and fix it!
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Try downloading it again from a different source. Whats the specs of your pc?
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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i have this version. its the no activation one mine works perfect though. i dont think this is a bad download. sounds like your pc is full of crap. run spybot s and d, maybe an online scanner like trend micro, clean temp files, defrag, etc... see if that does anything.
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one thing I've learned over the years is to buy my software. The time wasted on bug exploits, viruses and dodging activation would be much better put to earning £60 for an OEM version of the stuff.

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Have you checked your graphics card as mine went with similar circumstances. if I turned on my computer it would freeze on the desktop,or I would be on line or burning a disc anything then eventually i started getting funny colors on my screen and i twigged what it was.
I like you did the av scans, reformat ,fiddled with my memory just about everything it drove me crackers
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yea my old graphics card used to freeze my computer because it was fcuked. i would try cleaning your pc junk first. i recon you have a lot of crap files
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You could try this program to see if it helps http://www.ccleaner.com/
How much hdd are you using? do you store big files like films , photographs or games because this would cause you problems if you only had 256 or 512 ram
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If all else fails just download a better torrent.

If you need one just PM me, I have a few.
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