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My computer keeps freezing upon start-up.

I need to boot it up three or four times until it "sticks." I've removed all except one anti-virus program (bitDefender). I am open to any suggestions.

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    You may have a corrupt Master Boot Record. Try this, insert your Windows CD and let it run. It will look it is installing but it really is not. After a few minutes it will stop and ask you if you want to install or fix. Choose fix and then reboot. That fixes the Master Boot Record, if that is the problem. Involuntary reboots are a little tricky to pin down exactly what the problem is.

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It might be memory or bad power supply. I need more information in order to offer a suggestion. I need to know exactly what you are seeing on your screen when it does not boot up can it boot into safemode do you have a BSD when is does not start up have you run memtest. Way too many unanswered questions

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Does it re-start before or after it gets to Windows? If before, it could be the power supply going bad.

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Start-up menu


NO - absolutly not.

Untick all except your Anti-Virus and Firewall, if windows needs a program in start up it will "re-tick" it automaticly.

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