pc freezes after 5 mins and cant scan

  shauny36 17:57 25 Jun 2008
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booted my pc up and found it was freezing after about 5 mins and cant run aany antspyware scans properly am using adware + spyware terminator and mcafee anti virus. sometimes if they start to scan they only get a short way through and then freeze. and also cant get into the bios it comes up with enter the password.

is there any way i can do a scan from a cd on boot up if so what software do i need.

  mrwoowoo 19:08 25 Jun 2008

Can you enter safemode to do a scan?

  mfletch 19:35 25 Jun 2008

Have you installed any new software?

As above boot into safe mode and uninstall the new software {if any}

Do your scans in safe mode,

Reboot into SAFE MODE

1/Click Start and then click Turn Off Computer.
2/In the Turn Off Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
3/As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8 repeatedly.
4/Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
5/If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
Note: If Windows launches before you can choose a safe mode, restart your computer and try again
PS/ Sometimes it maybe the F5 key

  shauny36 12:11 29 Jun 2008

yes can get into safe mode but cant find mc afee to do a scan with
and still cant get into the bios to boot from cd
is there a way round this.

  chub_tor 12:44 29 Jun 2008

To remove the BIOS passwork you need to reset it. Some Motherboards have a jumper that can be used to clear the BIOS. If you know which motherboard you have you can find out if it has a jumper by looking in the booklet or post the motherboard and someone here will tell you.

If your motheboard does not have a clear CMOS jumper then remove the motherboard battery for about 5 minutes and reboot.

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