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April 26th, 2002, 05:42
Does anybody else's computer completely freeze when certain ads attempt to open/load? This has happened twice tonight, and I'm about to explode! Since I recently uninstalled Flash; it seems these bloody ads don't like not being able to be displayed and crash me. (Or maybe I'm hallucinating.)
But, my computer keeps crashing from them - twice now - and I can't do anything. Can't move the mouse, can't ctrl+alt+del. I've got to hit the Power switch. :mad:
WTF is this bollocks? Anyone else getting the same problem? I think one of the offenders is those GODDAMN XCAM ADS! :mad: :mad: :mad:
April 26th, 2002, 06:08
OK; maybe it's not just pop-ups - my computer just did it by itself. Grr!! Help!!
April 26th, 2002, 06:19
Is it running hot?
April 26th, 2002, 07:41
Not that I can tell. It's done it FIVE times tonight now! :cry2:
April 26th, 2002, 07:49
Not a good sign
April 26th, 2002, 07:56
Check your hard-drive for errors and download a program to fix the registry. Those are first measures.
Then do a defrag on your hard-drive.
If that doesn't work I would suggest reinstalling Internet Explorer or get a program that could resolve ActiveX Errors.
April 26th, 2002, 07:59
try downloading a new flash plugin for your browser, cause if you uninstalled flash, and those XCAM ads are crashing it, i would say it is the fact that you unistalled flash is making it why, cause those XCAM ads use flash.
April 26th, 2002, 08:01
April 26th, 2002, 13:39
Well if it is happening at random times it is more likely to be a hardware problem, and assuming you haven't made any mods to your hardware, I would also assume it is from heat. run your computer for awhile and then restart go into bios and check the temprature. If it is a software problem re-install some of your windows components like IE, and any other things you may have installed.
April 27th, 2002, 01:31
Well, what I'm going to do is see how it runs tonight. Maybe it was just having a bad day or something. Half the time my computer does heaps of stupid stuff, or has all these errors one night, and then for the next few months it will run normally, so I'm hoping it's just one of those. If not, I'll try out what you guys said.
It's been OK so far today!!!
April 27th, 2002, 02:58
OK it happened again, but instead of just waiting about 10 seconds and hitting the 'power' switch, I let it sit for a few minutes and eventually got a blue screen which came up with an error regarding system memory. Then I got a whole load of error boxes which said 'Your system is dangerously low on system memory' and asked me to close everything, which I said 'Yes' to for each program.
But then my computer didn't recover anyway, and I had to hit the power switch and restart anyway. :cry2:
April 27th, 2002, 03:00
Change your settings for more virtual memory see if that helps
April 27th, 2002, 03:42
Um...How, exactly? :confused2
And will it have any bad sideffects or anything?
April 27th, 2002, 06:44
Check that you have enough disk space and RAM when apps are running.
Empty all temp folders
Compress your mail boxes
Limit your browser's cache (both RAM and disk) especially if it's IE
Don't complain again until you have done at that. :p
April 27th, 2002, 07:13
Actually, it seems I've fixed it. My friend showed me how to get rid of everything from the ctrl+alt+del screen that didn't need to be there; and it's running great now. :D
April 27th, 2002, 07:18
You've better stop them from starting with windows too or you'll have the same situation as soon as you reboot.
April 27th, 2002, 07:29
Yeah, I will. He told me how to do that as well. But so long as I remember to close them before I do anything too resource-hogging, like making images in PSP or something; I'll be fine. :)
April 27th, 2002, 07:53
That sounds like a PITA.
Get this. Very easy to handle and even back deleted entries up. Just don't disable things that you don't know what they are and could belong to the system or your AV. You can add programs too, should you want. :cool:
April 27th, 2002, 13:59
Sorry I figured you knew how to adjust your virtual memory. You should do this even if you figured out your problem. Anyway go to...
Start/settings/control panel/system/advanced/performance settings/advanced/virtual memory. From there you should make a custom setting. I have mine set on two hard drives. One is 368-768 and the other is 512-1024 I had to up mine cause I was getting an error saying I did not have enough virtual memory. Try it see if it helps
April 29th, 2002, 17:53
i'm using ie 5.5 sp2 so just go to : tools > internet options > security > custom level > scroll down to script and look at active scripting and click on disable
that should stop all those pop up when you enter a site
sorry i didn't read all the posts here
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