Please HELP

United States
November 13, 2008 8:00am CST
I am having trouble with my computer. It seems to want to just stop running and then the hour glass shows up and stays there. sometimes it will start again right away. Other times I do the control/alt/delete thing and the task window pops up to tell me if the task is running or not. It only happens when I am on the net which is most of the time. I have done the defrag and cleanup. I also uninstalled Yahoo messenger which almost always freezes up. does anyone have any other great ideas? I could sure use some help as this is my only source of income at the moment. Thanks in advance.
14 responses
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
14 Nov 08
No, it's not illegal to shoot your computer. Although, there may be some law about discharging fire arms. I think you can claim justifiable homicide (Just kidding). I am glad you got your problem fixed. I was tempted to shoot mine earlier today when it had "issues."
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14 Nov 08
lol I talk to mine in a stern voice....sometimes it responds........then if that doesn't work insulting seems to do the trick :) lol :)
• United States
14 Nov 08
This is for both of you. Thank you so much for letting me know that I am not crazy. It is my computer that is crazy. If it does it again I am going to ship it off to a mental ward. LOL "I brought it into this house and I can take it out and get another that looks just like it" Loose paraphrase of my mom when she was mad at me. I love her very much and miss her.
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
13 Nov 08
What is the RAM. Try increasing the virtual memory.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Well even though your answer was the shortest it was also the closest. Aclose friend of mine who does computer repair work here in my area did a remote check and determined that I did not have enough memory in my hard drive. He added a memry stick to my PC and WA LA problem solved. Thank you.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
13 Nov 08
Before answering your discussion, I want to know the computer specification (like processor speed, RAM available, operating system and the browser. If it was really by the virus, try avast antivirus, which is completely free for cleaning the virus. If problem still not solved, then clear all internet cookies in your system.
• United States
13 Nov 08
Hugh. You lost me after before answering your question. I am extremely technology illiterate. Please clarify. Thank you.
• United States
13 Nov 08
I found out that my system does not like instant messaging which Avast has so I had to uninstall it just to be able to get back to here. I did run it before uninstalling and it said I have no viruses just like what AVG said.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
13 Nov 08
Then give me your computer specifications. I will look in to this once. If no virus is found means, your are using incompatible hardware or some registry errors. Anyhow, just tell me the specifications. I think I can address your problem. Thank you.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
The fact that you had not enough RAM certainly would cause problems. You probably had too many programs running in the background eating up available RAM. Take a look in your system tray (beside the clock) and see if there are programs there you are not using or should not be running, you might want to prevent them from starting up. If everytime you install a new program and it installs itself to start at startup eventually you could run out of RAM again.
• United States
14 Nov 08
This is a really old system I am told by my friend that installed the memory. He almost did not have any that would fit. It is Windows XP 2003. I'm trying to live in 2008 but my computer wants to live in 2003. i did uninstall a lot of things and he did some more. We'll see how it does over the next couple of days. I have had no problems with it since I brought it home at 3:00pm. Pray for me and it.
@JOIEMARVIC (2341)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
i guess the best way you could do is consult a technician about your problem.You may try several ways to fix the problem but sometimes this might not be good and may even cause more problems to your computer.If evertything seems to be done and nothing still works,it is better to ask for hired help.They will probably know the possible reasons why your computer is acting that way.He will also much likely provide solutions for it. Have a nice day and welcome to mylot!
• United States
14 Nov 08
I think you were peeking over my shoulder this morning after I got on here to ask for help. I tried a couple of things on my own and they helped then I tried an other download of a virus scan and because the real problem was not enough memory the download slowed me down so much I could not do anything. so there I am almost cussing just trying to get that thing off my computer. It did not want to go. Finally a neighbor who specializes in computers came to my rescue and diagnosed and cured my PC.
• Romania
13 Nov 08
Do a viral scan at www.housecall.antivirus.com, from what You are telling me, it's a nasty virus.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I think it is fixed. I also think I am going to print off this discussion for future reference. I never knew my needing help would be an interesting enough topic to comment on. You guys around here are great. Thank all of you for your help.
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
13 Nov 08
Try cleaning the registry with the registry software.Run a virus and spyware scan to see that your computer is not infected.Try uninstalling unwanted programs from your computer.Try freeing some disk space by removing unwanted files.Restart the computer and see whether it works.
@hhw521 (216)
• China
13 Nov 08
sometimes i can not delete computer virus in common mode, you should change to safe mode and delete virus again.I hope this will help you
• United States
13 Nov 08
How do I know which is the virus? I would not know how to get rid of a virus.
@loxion (1551)
• India
13 Nov 08
Well from what i can understand is the facts that your computer might have a virus, but if you have anti-virus and your pc freeze as you say, i think you might consider opening your pc and check if wether the fan on the processor is turning, because if that fan stop working then you computer will freeze and will sometime start after a certain time
• United States
13 Nov 08
Thank you. I will try cleaning it out like you said. The thought actually occurred to me that maybe it was not getting enough air where it sits but I thought it was more ventilated than my last one and I did not have this problem with it. I think you are right and I should check the fan. It does seem to be running a bit better after removing Yahoo messenger. but still could use improvement.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
Try using some of these free scans but only one at a time, never run two or more scans at the same time: superantispyware from www.superantispyware.com counterspy from www.counterspy.com smitrem, adaware, spybot search and destroy from www.gur.in These are just a few. If you go to the www.gur.in and you can find all sorts of different scans.
@rspfdo (10)
• Sri Lanka
14 Nov 08
I was having the same trouble with my computer but now I overcome it. follow the way 1. go to www.technize.com 2. download the smart virus remover 3. install and run it try it.good luck.
@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
14 Nov 08
I know many friends have posted same thing, do you have a reliable updated anti virus software installed on your computer? You can consult your computer and software manufacturer's website for further advise also.
• Indonesia
14 Nov 08
wats in trouble, ur computer or ur net ? if ur computer, it could be a virus but if the net, then yes u shud clean up ur cookies, history url, etc.. sometimes, the connection problem is caused by the virus..so u better check ur antivirus, is it up to date or not, n was it detect any virus from ur pc or not..
14 Nov 08
Also some browser toolbar or add in's can have spyware etc. Try uninstalling these items as well.