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Computer keeps freezing plz help

centry08

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#1
Hi all im new to this site and i really do not know much about computers so would really love some help.

ok the computer im using is dell Dimension dim2400 with windows xp
about 7 months ago i upgraded the graphics card with a nvidia gf-fx 5500 256mb graphics card

ok the problem im having is that the computer keeps freezing every 2 mins for about 15-20secs then un freezes then freezing again and so on. Ive done countless virus scans and defragments with no success. It takes several attempts to get the computer to reach window as it freezing on the load up screen this is also causing the comp to fail to shut down properly too. On rare occasions it will load up with no freezing and run well and shut down but the next time i switch on the problem starts again

It will load up in Safe Mode without a problem, ive tried system restore and loading from a time where the computer worked properly and still nothing

plz can any1 help me many thx
 

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Hi
What anti-virus are you running?
Just make sure the CPU fan is working and the PC is not getting hot - this is just to make sure its not a heat related problem! Also check the video cards fan. Heat can cause a pc to freeze or slow down a pc.
 

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Hello centry08 and Welcome to Free PC Help


Well it could be so many things, but we will try to assist you in getting it working better again. We need to start out with some basic cleanup just to rule it out as not the cause.

Please follow the instructions below and once done come back and let us know if you're still having the same issue or if it seems to have resolved it. Then we can move on from there if we still need to.


Your computer could be infected with Malware. Most Antivirus products are not very good at detecting and removing Malware. The programs below are regarded as much better programs to both detect and cleanup yor system if found.

Malware is the term used to describe computer infections such as Adware, Spyware, Viruses, and Trojan Horses.
You will need to run at least two malware scanners as well as an Antivirus scanner that are listed in the following instructions.
Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus scanners perform different tasks.
The reason to run multiple scanners is to ensure that no single scanner is missing something.

The time it takes will vary depending on your system and your internet connection.
Typically the SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes scanners will take between 30 and 90 minutes.
The Eset online scan should take between 1 and 3 hours.
In most cases, these scans will suffice to clean and disinfect your computer.

For best results print the following instructions and bookmark this Web page
To keep this guide printer-friendly, use your cursor to highlight the contents below.
From your browser select File - Print and in the printer dialog box under "Print range"
click the Selection choice to print out these instructions for removal of malware.

  • Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Download ATF-Cleaner from Snapfiles.com to remove "junk" files from your computer that may contain malware.
  • You can also download it from Majorgeeks.com
  • When you run ATF-Cleaner, check the items as shown below for Main.
  • For FireFox, be sure to click on the FireFox tab on top and check the items as shown below for FireFox
  • NOTE: If you don't have FireFox or Opera installed then they will be grayed out and can be ignored
  • Then click on "Empty Selected".
.
  • Install and run the free version (not the Professional version) of SUPERAntiSpyware from www.superantispyware.com
    • Accept any prompts to allow SUPERAntiSpyware to install the latest rules and infection definition files.
    • You do not have to send them your e-mail address, just click next.
    • You can leave the automated check for updates on.
    • You can uncheck "Send a diagnostic report to research center" if you don't want to send the information.
    • DO NOT allow SUPERAntiSpyware to protect your Home Page settings.
    • On the Top Left select the Scan your computer button.
    • Make sure there is a CHECK MARK on all Fixed Drives.
    • Click "Perform a Complete Scan". Click "Next" and reboot the computer when prompted to do so.
  • Disable your internet security by right clicking on its icon (usually located in the system tray next to the time display) and choosing "Exit", "Disable", or "Shut Down".
  • Run an online scan with Eset from http://www.eset.com/onlinescan
  • You must use Internet Explorer for this online scan. FireFox, Opera, etc will not work for this scan.
  • Accept the terms and click "Start".
  • Once the scanner is ready, check "Remove found threats" AND "Scan unwanted applications".
  • Click "Start" to begin the scan.
  • When completed restart your computer
Make sure your internet security is enabled, and then please return to Free PC Help and tell us how the computer seems to be operating.
At that time, you will receive instructions to assist you in removing malicious programs from your Add/Remove program list if warranted.
 

centry08

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Problem remains

Hi 1st off thx for the quick replies

The answer to the earlier replies my cpu fan and video card fan are all running and the antivirus im using is McAfee. I have tried the scan in safe mode without success.

Ive just finished going through the step by step guide which was very easy to follow so thx but sadly the problem still remains same old freezing time after time :(

Is there anything else i could try or is it time for a replacement i know this comp is knocking on abit?
 

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Hi centry;
You could try running the Dell diagnostics utility.
You can download it if you don't have it.

Since you ruled out malware it has to be something else. As AdvanceSetup said it could be many things. Perhaps the hard drive.

Hang in there.
RandyL
 

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Did either SUPERAntispyware or Malwarebytes find anything on your system?

Please go here and download HijackThis and install it.
Run the program and choose scan only. Please copy and paste that log back here.

HijackThis Home Page

This will help us to analyze what else might be running on your computer that could potentially be causing the problem.

Also please run this. Click on START -- RUN -- then type in CHKDSK /F
Then press the enter key
You should get back something like this:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Go ahead and press the Y key and the press the Enter key again and restart your computer.
It should run a check disk and repair on the your hard drive when it goes to start back up.
Don't stop the scan, let it run. If it does not run let us know that too.
 

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Ok hijack done

i done the CHKDSK /F thing and it ran a scan took awhile to get my comp to log back on but finally it did and ive done that Hijack scan and heres the log. Sorry its so long it wont all fit on one post so will have to do it on 2 posts sorry heres Part 1

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:27:42, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFTVFM\WFWIZ.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CAMTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Webcam Recorder\ml20gui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.co.uk/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {D73F49B6-B51B-4d32-A3B7-BD04B8342F53} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3F3714A1-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Microsoft MSJava 32 - {43F7497C-7687-4DEA-A057-F21BD81BC896} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava32.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D73F49B1-B51B-4d32-A3B7-BD04B8342F53} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {3F3714A9-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFast Schedule] C:\Program Files\WinFast\WFTVFM\WFWIZ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Creative WebCam Tray] C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CAMTRAY.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXBSCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LXBStime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSN Webcam Recorder] "C:\Program Files\MSN Webcam Recorder\ml20gui.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: DSLMON.lnk = C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
 

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Part 2

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Save Flash In This Page by Flash Saver - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHS~1\save.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Get Flash by &Arty Flash Ripper - C:\Program Files\Softdigger\FlashRipper\IEMenu.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Flash Saver - {09EA1F80-F40A-11D1-B792-444553540001} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHS~1\save.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Flash Saver - {09EA1F80-F40A-11D1-B792-444553540001} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHS~1\save.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by103fd.bay103.hotmail.msn.com/resources/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {56762DEC-6B0D-4AB4-A8AD-989993B5D08B} (OnlineScanner Control) - http://www.eset.eu/buxus/docs/OnlineScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase370.cab
O16 - DPF: {7DFDB8FD-B498-4958-B930-38021B94351D} (imlUCID Class) - http://imlive.com/chatsource/ImlCID.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F601C620-20A8-48A5-AA5B-04F81B4C85CE}: NameServer = 212.139.132.37 212.139.132.36
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O23 - Service: Crypkey License - Kenonic Controls Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\crypserv.exe
O23 - Service: lxbs_device - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxbscoms.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield (McShield) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager (McTaskManager) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: SecuROM User Access Service (V7) (UserAccess7) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
--
End of file - 10450 bytes
 

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#11
Hi again centry;

It would really help AdvancedSetup if you could be specific about the results of your scans. Did they find malware? Did CHKDSK report anything?

Also while your waiting for an examination of the HJT log consider running the Dell diagnostics tool if you can. Report back on the results.

See you soon.
RandyL
 

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results

the malware found 18 probs the virus found 11 fixed them run scans again malware was clear and virus picked up 5 adware tracking cookies. CHKDSK scans completed all stages with the verications complete didnt have a chance to read the last part. run diagnostics everything passed apart from keyboard (not original wireless keyboard)
lol and its taken almost 30min to write that little part hope that helps abit
 

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Hi Centry.

Your log has items that should be fixed, and I'll get to that shortly. Please do the following first:

1) Remove anything that says "Viewpoint" from add/remove programs.

2) Go to start, run, type in msconfig and click ok. Put a dot on Selective Startup and click on the Startup tab. Scroll through the list and uncheck every item except for the Mcafee entries and the Sun Java Updater. Click Apply, OK, and restart the computer when prompted. You'll know you did it right as a message will appear that you've used the startup utility. Just put a check in "Don't show me this again".

How is the computer running now?
 

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Centry,

After following the instructions from my previous post, please run HijackThis and put a check in only the following entries:



R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {D73F49B6-B51B-4d32-A3B7-BD04B8342F53} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3F3714A1-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Microsoft MSJava 32 - {43F7497C-7687-4DEA-A057-F21BD81BC896} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava32.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D73F49B1-B51B-4d32-A3B7-BD04B8342F53} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {3F3714A9-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9} - (no file)

O9 - Extra button: Flash Saver - {09EA1F80-F40A-11D1-B792-444553540001} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHS~1\save.htm (file missing)



Now click on "Fix Checked" and restart the computer when prompted.

If you're not using Internet Explorer "toolbars" such as the Yahoo toolbar, you should remove them from Add/Remove programs.

After a disinfection, it's a good idea to reinstall Java. You can do so at www.java.com

The computer should be running much better now. I recommend you update and run a full scan every week with SuperAntiSpyware and read the following on how to prevent a malware infection:

http://www.freepchelp.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1285

Please feel free to ask if you need further information.
 

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For the Java update I would first recommend going into Control Panel - Add/Remove and remove every version of Java found in there.
Then restart the computer and go to SUN and install their latest version of Java.

I would go with the 6.x version myself.
 

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Hi

well went in too msconfig and done wat you suggested restarted the comp which froze on the windows load up screen turned it off and on and on again it loaded up with the systems start up thing. then ran the hijack programme fixed the files you said deleted yahoo tool bar then i restart comp again froze on windows load up off and on it loaded up. Waited with fingers crossed 1 min later the same problem continues freezing unfreezing and so it keeps doing.
 

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#17
Just to clarify you say its working fine in safe mode? Doesnt freeze at all? I would also recommend doing a scan with trend micro housecall its an online scan. I know its a lot of scans but you have to elimenate all malware. You can find the online scan here : HouseCall.
Let us know the results.
 

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#18
works fine in safe no freezing whats so ever just running housecall scan now
 

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Look at page 38 of the Owners Manual(.pdf) (997 KB) from Dell .

Do you have the Dell Diagnostics utility partion on your computer?

Just a thought that might be worth trying
 

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i have run the Dell Diagnostics utility partion everything passed apart from keyboard which it wouldnt let me to the test