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Windows 7: System freezes but works OK in safe mode with network

20 Apr 2013   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
System freezes but works OK in safe mode with network

If I boot normally and try to open any app, I get the rotating green circle indicating the system is busy. This will continue for 2 hours that I know. I can't open Task Managerand I have to power down and then reboot into safe mode with networking and everything appears to work. I'm using this mode to access Win 7 forums because I can't in regular boot. I have rum ASC, Malewarebytes, Microsoft's safety scanner, AVG2013 and I have uninstalled adaware that I thought might be a conflict. Any suggestions?


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20 Apr 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

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20 Apr 2013   #3
magicdave26

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Could be a driver if it works ok in safe mode

Try opening CMD as Admin and type: sfc /scannow
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20 Apr 2013   #4
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I have found the problem and it was apparently a conflict with a recent update to Zone Alarm that included a security app. I uninstalled it everything appears to working properly. Thanks for the link. I have copied it for use in the future.
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20 Apr 2013   #5
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
I have found the problem and it was apparently a conflict with a recent update to Zone Alarm that included a security app. I uninstalled it everything appears to working properly. Thanks for the link. I have copied it for use in the future.
Yes I would uninstall Zone Alarm, and install MSE or AVG
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20 Apr 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

We've never seen anything here about Zone Alarm but problems, same with AVG which no one here recommends or ever has since it went south about 10 years ago.
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20 Apr 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We've never seen anything here about Zone Alarm but problems, same with AVG which no one here recommends or ever has since it went south about 10 years ago.
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21 Apr 2013   #8
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We've never seen anything here about Zone Alarm but problems, same with AVG which no one here recommends or ever has since it went south about 10 years ago.
Never had any problems with AVG Works great for me
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21 Apr 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

First positive comment I've read about AVG here since before Win7 was released. It is considered buggy bloatware ever since it bloated up nearly 10 years ago and never slimmed back down, was superceded in favor by Avast and now MSE.

How long have you been using it Benjy?
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21 Apr 2013   #10
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have been using it for about a year or 2 now, have the internet security now and it works great even for browsing. Detects funny websites anything tha tries to access you network also it removes. Also makes my pc faster.
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