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Old 08-15-2006, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is consolidated from a few posts I made on another forum:
For the last few days my computer has been really odd.

Basically I'll be on it for 5-10 minutes, then anytime I try to run a new application or open anything outside of currently running programs, it won't do anything. Computer doesn't freeze, just won't open any new windows.

I booted in SafeMode and scanned with AVG and didn't find anything. Last week my audio drivers disappeared, but came back after I rebooted.

I really am confused, I do have those stupid "Low Disk Space" warnings on all 3 of my drives, which I'm about to turn off via a registry edit.


Yea the HDD's all low. I cleared to 200mb on my OS drive and it got quicker of course, but it's still freezing up.

For instance if I have task manager open watching stuff, it ends up freezing. Seems like explorer.exe is freezing maybe?

Win+L doesn't work, pretty much anything launched from the OS drive.

Had notepad open a little after I booted. Hit Save and the program froze, alt+tabbed and it brought up a "server busy" prompt, chose switch to, did nothing and notepad is still not responding.

Let me know what info you need from me and thanks for any input.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a program called Norton System Works that is designed to automaticaly repair problems in the registry n' stuff. I never had that problem again afterward.



I think this problem just depends mostly on the SIZE of the HD compared to the ammount of free space. for example, if you have an 80gb drive like i do, and there is only 200mb of space left, that is too small a fraction to make much of a difference if you are trying to FREE-UP space.

It could also mean the following:

1. you have a virus,
2. malware is stuck in your PC, and remains omnipitant to antivirus/malware removal software ect...
3. your system is hotter than Jessica Alba sun tanning in the sahara deasert. (In other words: your system is running 2222 hot, and it needs cooling.)

you need to do a registry cleaning or something... Post more detail about the problem please...
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What the heck, you only have 200mb of free space on the OS partition? You need room for the pagefile to grow! Give it more space at least 2gig or 4 gig.
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What the heck, you only have 200mb of free space on the OS partition? You need room for the pagefile to grow! Give it more space at least 2gig or 4 gig.
This system has been running like this for nearly a year with no problems. I watched the pagefile in Task Manager and it seemed fine?

Forgot to mention that also when I try to shutdown it doesn't respond. It brings up the GUI interface for "turning off the computer" but does not do anything.

Anyone?
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you want to run a repair in it....
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you want to run a repair in it....
Slight problem in that I lost my XP discs .
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This system has been running like this for nearly a year with no problems. I watched the pagefile in Task Manager and it seemed fine?

Forgot to mention that also when I try to shutdown it doesn't respond. It brings up the GUI interface for "turning off the computer" but does not do anything.

Anyone?
Well at first I assume because it fits all sympton of a pagefile issue with low disk space. 200mb of disk space on the Windows partition is still a bad idea and unpredictable problems can occur.
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