XP freezing or sticking.

  AdventCalendar 14:50 15 Dec 2003
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The last couple of weeks I have had some problems with XP.

The system locking completely or it taking ages for things to open once ive clicked them.

Any ideas, and ways in which i can check and repair it?

cheers

  spikeychris 14:55 15 Dec 2003

Start run and type sfc /scannow.

  AdventCalendar 15:01 15 Dec 2003

One of the most noticeable things is that when you click start-all programmes it literally takes 30secs - 1 min to open the programme list!

  TommyRed 15:09 15 Dec 2003

Can you go back to a restore point, from before this happened? TR

  IMWM 18:24 03 Jul 2004

Took me a while but traced it to a conflict amongst my STARTUP files..
Go to HELP & SUPPORT, use TOOLS, go to SYSTEM CONFIGURATION UTILITY, open SYSTEM CONFIG UTILITY.
Disable all files in SERVICES and STARTUP menu's and reboot.
If ok, enable the SERVICES first and reboot. If still ok, in STARTUP, enable the known or obvious ones and reboot.
Then add the unknown ones, one at a time, until pc crashes, then you should have the problem file, disable it and reboot.

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