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Windows Freezing Hi Darklord, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but this week has been a nightmare. I tried opening in safe mode - problem still there, Uninstalled Norton and tried AVG - nothing found, problem still there, Re-installed Windows from scratch (formatted disk) - it worked. Allowed Windows to do updates - problem is back but I have no idea which update has caused the problem as there was 106 of them including Service Pack 3. What a nightmare :) Dom

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Yeah i understand whats happening now..

I did net see it before , but looking back i see you use windows xp home ... dont SP3 just blow :(,, try removing it verydoubthful it will work, you need to format and then disable windows updates, go th the security panel in the control panel, click chang the way windows notifies me and thell the windows up date to shut the hell up.. YOu may also want to consider getting windows XP PRO if you actually want to use the updates. personally i hate the updates sice they cause undue stress your case in point ...

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