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My e-Machine freezes a couple seconds after windows starts up

Hello, My e-machine comp, about 5 years of age freezes everytime I turn it on, like it gets to my wallpaper and all my programs and freezes after 4 seconds. I have to manually turn it off and on, off and on, like 10 times in a row I am repeating this off and on thing and still no resuslts. On top of that I just reformatted my hold Hard Drive about 2 weeks ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanx



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  • beachsocal Dec 09, 2008

    I just ran it in safe mode and signed in as Admin, it seems to be working fine in safe mode. 

  • beachsocal Dec 09, 2008

    Yes, since I reformatted my hard drive ac couple weeks ago I installed every update up to WIndows XP Service Pack 3 and a couple after that, I have also installed program like Azereus Vuze and bitTorrent. 

  • beachsocal Dec 09, 2008

    Ok, I went to safe mode and did a system restore which got rid of Azereus and BitTorrent and a couple other softwares. After I did that it started up fine, I started browsing the web again when randomly it freezes up again. I restart it, it starts fine I browse for a while (for about 1-2 hours) or 30 minutes and it randomly freezes again. Seems to me that I have only fixed half the problem, fixing the freezing for good still lies ahead of me. :(

  • beachsocal Jan 12, 2009

    Ok, everybody, listen up!!! I put more RAM in my computer and that didnt fix it, i put a different hard drive into the computer and that still didnt fix my freezing problem, so my only guess is that I have a virus in my BIOS?? any suggestions or thoughts from anyonre on how to fix it.?

  • beachsocal Jan 12, 2009

    ok just 2day i cleaned out my whole BIOS and got rid of any virsuses that may or may not have been there..and again it froze, im gunna check my CPU fan like you said and check if the capacitors are leaking or raised, ill be back to tell resuslt as soon as i test for a heat problem

  • beachsocal Jan 14, 2009

    OK EVERYONE FINALLY AFTER CHANGING OUT MY HARD DRIVE, ADDING MORE RAM CLEARING OUT MY BIOS AND STILL HAVE MY COMPUTER FREEZE UP, SOMETHING HIT ME THAT I SHOULD TAKE OUT MY WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER AND SO I DID, MY COMP STARTED WORKING LIKE IT WAS BRAND NEW, THAN I PUT THE ADAPTER INTO AN OTHER PCI PORT AND IT STARTED WORKING PERFECT SO I GUESS THE WHOLE PROBLEM WAS WITH THE 1 PCI PORT.. THANK U EVERYONE FOR YOUR ADVICE. CHEEEEERZ!

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    My emachine keeps freezing up and it is only 6 wks old.
    How do I solve this?


  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    You may have a driver or software problem.

    What software have you recently installed?

    Any Windows updates from Microsoft?




  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    does it do that in safe mode also?

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File share programs like bittorrent and Azereus Vuze are notorius for messing with your system .. try unimstalling them both and see how it goes

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    Jay Glendenning Dec 09, 2008

    Try disabling your antivirus and just as a test disconnect your PC from the internet - i.e. remove the cat5 cable or disable wireless depending on your situation

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Jan 12, 2009

    I would check the CPU fan .. also check to make sure that none of the capacitors are either leaking or raised .. you may have a heat problem ... also be sure that the power supply fan is working

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Even if you re-formatt, unless you do an F-Disk first, if there is a virus in the drive, it is posssible that it is still there, especially if you re installed some of the stuff that was on the old Operating system. There is also a possibility that you could have a virus in the memory. See if you can boot into safe mode and run AVG pro. I just ran in to this similar problem on a clients laptop, brand new. There is a new virus called the Ispy, or variables of it that are in the actual virus program. Also try Lavasoft adware remover pro, if you are able to boot in Safe mode. By the way its either F7 or F8 that you need to tap "not hold down" while booting up. Try that and get back to me if it worked. It drove me nuts for a day until I realised what had happened, I have access to many virus programs, I had Avast pro in there and it wouldn't make a dent in removing it. It also could be your Video card drivers, so check that you have the latest ones first. If you know how to clear the cmos, then do that also. Sometimes your startup files get corrupted and need to be cleared. You do that by moving the jumper on the board, which should be next to the mB battery, good luck.

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  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    Are you going to the same sight where you got the virus last time, or installing from programs you backed up, if so perhaps you are re infecting the machine. When you are in safemode, thats where you have to run the virus program, go here www.hashhu.com , or Smarthackerz.com and get a copy of "lavasofts adware pro edition, the guys in there will be glad to help, you will need to sign up, and it's free, use the avg virus program, the pro version, and between those two you should get rid of just about anything, Peace, Gym

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