Windows Vista forum: What next to trouble shoot computer lock up?

by: akparajack February 26, 2013 11:09 PM PST

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What next to trouble shoot computer lock up?

by akparajack - 2/26/13 11:09 PM

Windows Vista desktop locks up in almost every browsing session. Same problem both with Firefox and IE. Cursor/pointer just freezes at some random spot and thats the end of it - mouse and keyboard completely inactive and manual shutdown requred, and then lengthy time for reboot. Haven't experienced a lockup in other than browsing sessions... Tried a system restore back as far as I could with no change. Have always used the Uniblue Registry booster, but purchased and ran the Uniblue Power Suite to clean everything up. While the Uniblue Powersuite was cleaning up the C disk, the windows defender popped open and said it had just found and isolated the Trojan:Win32/Alureon virus which was subsequently cleaned.
Is it time for a clean install? Too many years of Windows updates? We only use the desktop for very light work but just mostly browsing the web....
Where should I go from here to try and figure this out? This machine used to boot right up in no time yet seems the same pattern as in several computers in years gone bye...slower....slower... then something like this happens.
Thanks,
Jack
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OFFICEPC
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model GG054AA-ABA a6177c
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, 2331 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.03, 6/1/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name OfficePC\Jack
Time Zone Alaskan Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 0.98 GB
Total Virtual Memory 4.94 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.79 GB
Page File Space 3.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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