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Windows 7: Windows 7 slows/freezes on normal startup, works in Safe Mode

07 Mar 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


Used the steps here Uninstall and Remove Software in Safe Mode to uninstall Adobe Air and other programs that were also installed the same day as Adobe CS4. I also attempted to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus Free version. It seemed to uninstall nearly all the way, then I suddenly got BSOD. I didn't get a chance to read the message though. My computer then proceeded to reboot in safe mode, but seemed to get stuck while loading Windows drivers, so I hit the restart button. It then started to run the Error Checking, which I had tried to do before but it always encountered an error and failed to run. After 7 hours it completed and I reached the windows log in screen. I didn't see if it had detected any problems though...I attempted to log in, but it just stayed on the welcome screen and never loaded the desktop. After 10 minutes I just shut it down and went to bed. This morning I booted in safe mode again and it seems to be working. I'm going to check and see if Ad-Aware is fully uninstalled and then try to boot in normal mode again.

I'm suspecting that Ad-Aware has been the problem this whole time, as I never got any BSOD until I tried to remove it. Attached is new DM Debug.

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07 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Second Update: No change, Ad-aware is not in remove programs anymore, but computer is still freezing. I have two yellow entires under Autorun.exe for the registry adawarebp_DATA_FOLDER and adawarebp_INSTALL_FOLDER, both say; File not found: rmdir. Is it ok to delete them and would it even make a difference?

I'm rapidly running out of ideas folks, and I'm afraid I'm only making things worse....

New CBS log attached, had to compress it
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09 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Issue appears to be fixed after trying a startup repair with my windows disc.

Thanks for the tips Paul and Roland
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