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#1 Ablur

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:30 AM

I was just wondering if any tech people out there may be able to help out with a problem which just randomly started happening a couple of days ago. I booted my computer up as normal, but then suddenly everything was going really slow and would pretty much crash. I could move my mouse cursor but it would not click nor highlight anything..

I have recently switched my output source from my monitor to tv and do this quite often so I can watch downloaded stuff on my tv, but never had any problems, although I'm thinking I may have nudged the graphics card out. I'll try looking into this later though.

It boots up fine in safe mode, no problems at all. But when I go to boot in normal mode, sometimes it won't even get past the beginning loading screen, sometimes it'll crash when I put my password in on the login screen, sometimes it will go really slow and be pretty much unresponsive.

I've tried scanning for viruses etc and a system restore but that hasn't worked, just done a sfc scannow and it crashes on the login page.

Last night, it was randomly working fine for around half an hour after an initial (very) slow boot up.. internet was fine and media was fine, but then it just started going very slow again. I'd click on something and it'd take around 5 mins for the computer to recognise it had been clicked, but then it wouldn't load anything properly. If needed, I can post my pc specs/model .

I've searched the net and there seems to be no definitive answer for a solution, so I'm guessing its going to have to be taken away, but being a tight git I want to explore all possible avenues first.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Luke Imp

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Sounds similar to what was happening with my laptop.

 

Turned out it was/had been overheating.



#3 Pagnell

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

You PC has bad aids.

 

Have you installed any unusual software recently? Anything before it started happening? The fact it boots fine into safe mode suggests it's more than likely caused by some driver or software which only loads up in normal mode. You could try removing components and reinstalling them but I doubt it will make a difference. You have done a system restore and a virus scan which are the two obvious things.

 

First off I would uninstall all non-essential software one at a time and see if it makes a difference on each occasion. If all else fails just perform an OS reinstall if you have a restore partition or the original media. Reinstalling Windows once every year or so is always a good idea anyway.

 

Or do the sensible thing. Fuck Windows and move over to Linux.  :shifty:



#4 mistermagic

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

Hello Craig.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

Give it a reboot. If that doesn't work smash it up and buy a new one.

Much less comlicated than Pagnell's advice and much more rock n roll.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:32 PM

Run msconfig, and have a look if there's anything loading at startup that shouldn't be. Be careful what you remove though, as you can cock it up completely if you take out an essential startup item.

 

Looking at where the file is located, is usually a good clue as to whether it is a rogue startup item or not. Also remove any software you don't need to start up with the computer too, such as your itunes, spotify, adobe etc etc



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks. I've not installed anything recently. I had somebody try and install a new OS the other day and that didn't work, it was trying to configure updates but just decided that it didn't want to after about 30 minutes of waiting. I'll be taking it over my mates house tomorrow as he's a bit of an IT geek. If he cannot get it working then it looks like I will smash it up then buy a new one!

#8 Pagnell

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

Linux is your friend. Wipe Windows and see if Ubuntu will install without issue.

 

www.ubuntu.com



#9 allouso

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

Thought i opened a thread from 2005 for a second. 



#10 SeasideTangerineArmy

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:22 PM

I really wouldn't suggest going into your cmd prompt unless you really know what you are doing. Google. PC Nerd in *insert area* and he will come and sort it for a tenner. 



#11 Red

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

You could try deleting all that porn from your hard drive ablur.



#12 The Hand of Dom

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:33 PM

Get a Mac.



#13 Ablur

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:33 PM

Linux is your friend. Wipe Windows and see if Ubuntu will install without issue.

 

www.ubuntu.com

Thanks. I took it to a friends and he tried sorting it but the hard drive was buggered. All sorted now, and instead of him trying to restore anything from the old hard drive I've started from scratch and he's put Ubuntu on it. Seems pretty cool so far.

 

Now, time to get loads of porn back on here!



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:54 PM

 

Linux is your friend. Wipe Windows and see if Ubuntu will install without issue.

 

www.ubuntu.com

Thanks. I took it to a friends and he tried sorting it but the hard drive was buggered. All sorted now, and instead of him trying to restore anything from the old hard drive I've started from scratch and he's put Ubuntu on it. Seems pretty cool so far.

 

Now, time to get loads of porn back on here!

 

:lol:  Good man



#15 The Paranoid Pineapple

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:12 AM

well she is pretty old



#16 T.A

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

Ha!



#17 Pagnell

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

 

Linux is your friend. Wipe Windows and see if Ubuntu will install without issue.

 

www.ubuntu.com

Thanks. I took it to a friends and he tried sorting it but the hard drive was buggered. All sorted now, and instead of him trying to restore anything from the old hard drive I've started from scratch and he's put Ubuntu on it. Seems pretty cool so far.

 

Now, time to get loads of porn back on here!

 

 

Nice one. You know it makes sense. That being installing Linux. And the porn.





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