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  • Started 1 year ago by nadeem001
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nadeem001
Posts: 15

hi guys this is my first post on this site and was wondering if anyone could please help me.

i have an acer aspire 1 netbook which is currently a dual boot system (windows 7 and android)

i am currently experiencing problems with the windows system it runs for few minutes and then stops responding, the mouse can move and i can click but nothing opens, if i press ctrl+alt+del the screen goes black and it comes up with an error notice ('failure to display security and shut down options'). sometimes when the computer is like this i can still click start and go to shut down after which everything on the screen will disappear but the background will remain,if i want to shut down i have to hold the power button down, also i read somewhere that if you go to cmd and type 'netsh windsock reset' it will help and it does but only for a few minutes, if i start the computer in safe mode it works fine.

sorry for the confusing post, its hard to explain the problem as no actual failure shows up, also after i started having this problem i installed nortons anti-virus and did the scan and removed all viruses and threats which were detected

your response and advice will be highly appreciated

thanking you

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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nadeem001 hi. Give this a try,
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

thank you for your quick reply, i will try it now

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

i downloaded the software but it doesn't pick up any hung applications, this time i tried to open a video file and got an error stating "server execution failed "
i could be wrong but i think it has something to do with connecting to the internet because if i connect to the internet and open my browser, the home page will load but then the computer wont load another page,chrome shows as thou its loading but nothing happens and then if i try to open or run another file or program nothing happens, if i close my browser it closes but like all other applications it cant open again unless i restart my computer by means of a hard restrart

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Try disabling startup programs. Follow these instructions:

http://www.howtogeek.com/74523.....n-windows/

Disable everything except for your antivirus. If you use a laptop, keep also the trackpad controller (usually called Alps or Synaptic). Restart and see if it keeps freezing.

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

i have disabled startup programs and it works fine when everything is disabled,i have noticed that if i don't connect to the wifi the computer works fine so im guessing the problem lies in connecting to the internet or has something to do with an internet connection

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Add the disabled programs back in one at a time (reboot between each one) to find the culprit.

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

if i have to so that i will, but isnt there an easier method.like i said the computer works perfect as long as i dont connect to the internet,maybe you have some more advice foe me

thank you

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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It could be one of those programs that are causing the problem. So please try.

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

when doing it do i have to connect to a network everytime??? im guessing if i don't the computer will work fine

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yes

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

i disabled all the start up programs and restarted as you suggested however even with all the start ups disabled, the problem persisted as soon as i connected to the network, i now connected to the modem using an Ethernet cable and the computer is operating perfectly again...so im guessing the culprit has something to do with the wifi

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

correction the problem is not only wifi, it occurs with with the ethernet cable also

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Open a Command Prompt (as Administrator), and run the command
sfc /scannow

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

It states windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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But you can connect ok in Safe Mode ?

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

Yes I can, the computer works fine in safe mode...my sister just told me that she installed a privatization vpn software and den uninstalled it, could that be the problem???

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Give this a try,
http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal

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nadeem001
Posts: 15

i cant seem to download the software it states: "the beta test is now closed"

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vistamike
vistamike
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Try this link; http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/#tab0

click the 'Connect to the Internet or networks' option and you find a dropdown box with some tests you can perform

Mike

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