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Windows 7: Windows 7 freeze and boot problems

23 Aug 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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I really don't understand how these viruses get through, although I download Torrents sometimes, I only download trusted ones and I always scan downloaded files for viruses.
This is your problem in a nutshell... There is no such thing as a trusted torrent... You just dont know what kind of "gifts" have been included in the file that you get... Hopefully, you will be able to take care of these viruses, but IMO, the best solution is a format/reinstall of the OS... Once infected, you just cant trust your data security anymore...

Good Luck..
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With everyone talking about viruses now, I'd like to point out that I already had problems before I downloaded anything. The freezes started as soon as I upgraded from Vista to 7.

Starting to look more and more like I have to do a clean reinstall though.
Which is why most experienced users ALWAYS prefer a clean install over an in-place upgrade... Another good idea is to image your system disc as a part of your backup policy ... its a lot easier to restore a system image than it is to have to reinstall the OS/programs etc...

This will show you how to create a system image (clone) backup of the entire hard drive or partition that Windows 7 is on, and any other selected drive or partition, to be able to restore the hard drive or partition at boot up back to the way it was at the time the backup image was created.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
I definitely endorse what Tews has suggested - both the clean install and the image back up. Upgrade installs seem to cause a lot of problems. With your upgrade install and your virus problem, I don't see any choice. Do a clean install.


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23 Aug 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Follow the excellent and consistent advice given to you. Be sure to use Microsoft Security Essentials as your anti-virus software.
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23 Aug 2010   #13
Nusaik

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks everyone for helping me so quickly!

I'll do a clean reinstall with a new Windows 7 disk (since the other one was upgrade-only). I'll just copy my important files to a hard-drive since I can easily install my other programs. And I'll use Microsoft Security Essentials, COMODO Firewall and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware.

I learned alot from this and I'll be more carefull with my next OS.
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23 Aug 2010   #14
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nusaik View Post
Ok thanks everyone for helping me so quickly!

I'll do a clean reinstall with a new Windows 7 disk (since the other one was upgrade-only). I'll just copy my important files to a hard-drive since I can easily install my other programs. And I'll use Microsoft Security Essentials, COMODO Firewall and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware.

I learned alot from this and I'll be more carefull with my next OS.
Hope everything works out for you, be sure and let us know and if you need more help the lites are always on here
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23 Aug 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nusaik View Post
Ok thanks everyone for helping me so quickly!

I'll do a clean reinstall with a new Windows 7 disk (since the other one was upgrade-only). I'll just copy my important files to a hard-drive since I can easily install my other programs. And I'll use Microsoft Security Essentials, COMODO Firewall and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware.

I learned alot from this and I'll be more carefull with my next OS.
I wish you success. Please post back and let us know how your install goes.
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