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« on: October 20, 2003, 03:46:01 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Win 98
Problem Application Name & Version: ?
Problem Hardware Make & Model: pentium II
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Periodically (sometimes almost all the time, some days not at all), the red light indicating HD activity comes on and my PC freezes until the light goes off.  Usually this is accompanied by the light going on on my CD drive as well, even though there is no CD in the drive.  I don't see any programs running in the task manager that weren't running before, although I don't know what all the programs are (contctrl? rnathchk? nprotect?).  I'm also getting "Explorer not responding" which is obviously bad, but I'm not sure is connected with the hardware problem.

I've run scandisk on my HDs.  The drives are pretty full, but that's not new.  I disconnected the internet connection to see if the problem would stop, but it didn't.

Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2003, 03:21:15 PM »

Hi,

First I would run an up to date virus scan and a spyware remover. You probably have Norton Antivirus but is it up to date?

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