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When left unattended, windows vista freezes and you will need to manually turn it off and back on to keep it running. i have done what was instructed to remove all temp and prefetch files. i evejn changed my antivirus program to avast which was suggested but it still freezes when left unattended for @ 10 minutes. one other suggestion was to reinstall OS. if i do this, will i lose all my datafiles and programs installed?

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  • Manny Aquino Aug 22, 2010

    it does not do this before until lately and i never did any changes on the setup. how do i check for these, meaning going on a freeze or standby? thanks.

  • Manny Aquino Aug 29, 2010

    thanks!

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HI. What you have here is a virus attack that has already compromised the system 32 file bank on your system. The most important sector of the HD is damaged. The virus at hand has already cloned your system files and this has made the system completely unstable and a great security risk for your personal files and data, at this time. The necessary actions are to reinstall the OS, immediately. Your current virus scan will not be able to remove the infection, due to its cloned state. It cannot be recognized. The only way to save your personal files will be to connect a external usb storage device or HD and transfer what you can to that slave device. Make sure that the files transferred are not infected. You can also burn the files on a dual layered DVD ROM, as well. Once that is done, completely reinstall your OS. Be sure to fully reformat the drive upon the restoring process. DO not choose the quick reformat option. You will need to select the full option.

These action swill correct the issues at hand. If you dont back up your important personal files to an external storage device, the will be lost during the reformatting process.

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Check if the system is freezing or going into standby mode...???

freezing is like everything freezes (if you move the mouse the pointer will not move)

standby is like turning off the PC, whenever you press the power button once it will get back to the previous session...



reinstalling the os will delete all the files in the C: drive... if you have one more drive (d: or e:) you can save the data files in those drives... but you need to re install the programs...No other go...

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