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Old 02-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I have a Sony vaio model number: vpcee23fx. Ever since last week my computer freezes after start up. Like I turn it on, it gets past all the boot up animations and what not and everything works perfect. Then like 5 minutes later it completely freezes I can't move my mouse or push any keys. Nothing works and I have to manually shut it down by holding the power button. It works perfect in safe mode. It never freezes and I'm free to use it how ever long I want. But not in normal mode, nope. Just freezes. Please help I need my computer for school work :(.. Ps. I I'm a nooby when it comes to computers

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How do you do a clean boot? I don't know if I'm doing it right
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You follow the instructions here How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
and here Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program
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Okay so I did the clean boot and it still freezes... I'm not sure what's wrong I scanned my whole computer with avg and no viruses :( my midterm starts tomorrow
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Hi did you start things back one at a time, doing that and allowing it to run for a while may help you narrow it down
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Have you tried restoring to a point to before this occurred and have you been using any 3rd party tune-up programs ?
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Yes I restored it like 10 times but it keeps freezing 5 minutes after boot up
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I tried that do you think it might be a registry issue?
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Leave the registry alone it seldom ends well using cleaners or optimisers
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Does that mean you have used a 3rd party tune-up program and if so - which one ?
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The very first thing I would do is run chkdsk /r on the hard drive when that is happening.
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Yes I just downloaded a registry cleaner and fixed registry problems I will run the chkdsk when I come back from church and keep you guys updated
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The reg cleaner program should have created restore points and should have an Undo or Restore option where you can go back to before you ran any reg cleans.

Never ever allow any 3rd party program to clean or "fix" your registry as they are indiscriminate and as Joeten as said, they cause more problems and rarely fix anything, unless you know what items you are cleaning and why.

You haven't said which one it is.
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Just to add to what everyone said, there is nothing to clean in a registry and the only possible result of using a reg cleaner, is a mangled registry which quite often requires only a clean new install of Windows to fix the damage.

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