Win2000Pro Freezes periodically online or on my desktop
Posted on 2005-04-20
Sometimes when I open a program or go online (have a mix of IE5 and 6 which has been since day one). So I hit the TaskManager to stop the task. This creates yet more problems and more boxes freeze. Soon it says "Error" in TM which becomes another frozen box. They will pile up ten deep or as long as I try to close windows and error boxes. I have to reboot (then it scans before coming back) to regain control. Then we just do it again (maybe three or four times per day....more if I'm more active here).
There is no pattern to this. It sometimes will say something like "cannot close because program is being debugged." It will indicate I should allow this task to finish or I should do something about it. I wait and wait and wait. It finishes (blue bar fills) and doesn't do a thing for the OS. I have no clue about "debugging." This also freezes so I have yet one or two or more layers of boxes frozen on the screen. It gets pretty messy.
I just spent the better part of a week getting my system to work and yet some of the old errors are still there. This (above) existed before and after running many diagnostics (Avast!; ZoneAlarm; PestPatrol; Adaware; Spybot; Spyware Doctor; Register Mechanic). Got rid of hundreds of "bugs"! The computer (or I) will hurl if this doesn't stop!
Spyware Doctor is nasty if running in the tray so I have to disable it and run it manually. It just now caused me to have to log in to every single page here that I clicked on only to caution about a bad cookie (I allow ALL cookies). I'd start on the page I AGAIN logged in to, and it would ask for me to log in again. This went on about 12 times until I realized it was Spyware Doctor and "strangled the little booger." With it gone from tray I can get around in here, AND you remember me as it is meant to be! ;)
I disallow Spyware Doctor because I don't know how to tell it what to leave alone either out here online or on my desktop (it prevents a handy little program I have running at all times, and I think I hate the thing already!).
Thanks for any helps. Break it into two parts if you wish. It's just all muddled in my tired head if you can appreciate how hard I've worked to save from a complete format spending $60 for PCTools programs over the weekend! Oy! I thought by yesterday I'd be humming along like brand new after about 200 "bugs" were cleared! NOT! Well, whatever....