Hi folks, been away for a while due to illness and computer upgrade. I recently upgraded my machine and put in a new MB and CPU and Graphics card. Everything else was from the old machine. I've even upgraded Windows XP Home to Windows XP Pro Media Centre Edition. (I did a complete format and clean install). Now then, here's the problem. If I run any program or number of programs the computer is fine and will run for ever and a day. With one exception, browsing the internet. doesn't matter which program I use, IE7, Maxthon or Firefox. Whenever I start to browse the net after 5 mins or so it freezes only to be resolved with a reboot. I wonder if you have any suggestions. I do have HiJackThis available.

My Specs are:

CPU AMD74 Athlon x2 (UPGRADE)
Graphics Nvidia G-Force 4 6200 (256mb DDR2) (UPGRADE)
H/Drive 0 80GB
H/Drive 1 320GB
DVD-Rom Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A
DVD-Rom MSI Atapi DVD RW 12X Max


Haven't a clue; best post a log... apart from it just sitting there, browsing has gotta be the least load you can put on a sys.
And that's not a teddybear, that looks like Ee-ore!

is that better? Here's the log file.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:36:25, on 11/09/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
D:\Kaspersky IS\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
D:\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\DameK UltraBlue\Desktop Sidebar\sidebar.exe
D:\Kaspersky IS\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
D:\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - D:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "D:\Kaspersky IS\avp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R300 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0F2.EXE /P30 "EPSON Stylus Photo R300 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus Photo R300"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C6501Sound] RunDll32 c6501.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YBrowser] C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "E:\QuickTime Alternative\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CFi ShellToys Utility Manager] "D:\ShellToys\CFiShlMan.exe" -start
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R300 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0F2.EXE /P30 "EPSON Stylus Photo R300 Series" /M "Stylus Photo R300" /EF "HKCU"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] D:\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SIDEBAR] C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\DameK UltraBlue\Desktop Sidebar\sidebar.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: VersionTracker Pro.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = D:\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Anti-Banner - D:\Kaspersky IS\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IE7Pro\IE7Pro.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IE7Pro\IE7Pro.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Web Anti-Virus statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - D:\Kaspersky IS\SCIEPlgn.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - D:\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - D:\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - D:\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - D:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - D:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.addesigner.com
O16 - DPF: {49E71DB9-E803-43BA-AF81-1CAF61A6C4CB} (F-Secure Online Scanner 3.2) - http://support.f-secure.com/ols/beta/fscax.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1188822864046
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1188822856640
O16 - DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} (Driver Agent ActiveX Control) - http://driveragent.com/files/driveragent.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9277D771-E066-468C-A992-A636EC64397B}: NameServer =
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - D:\MICROS~1\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: D:\KASPER~1\adialhk.dll
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - D:\Kaspersky IS\avp.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: StyleXPService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
O23 - Service: YPCService - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\YPCSER~1.EXE

End of file - 7281 bytes

There is nothing wrong showing in that log... just wondering if it is something to do with your router and tcp/ip network settings for DHCP. But sorry, that stuff is out of my area.

Thanks for all your help. I've actually reinstalled the router and re-done my network settings, seems to be behaving now, touch wood. Why is it always the simplist things.


Glad you're rolling again... the simplest things..? cos we tend to overlook them? must be a societal failing, in that we like to consider the things that do us down as tough n powerful, cos that implies that we may be not so weak?
One day i'll get onto net protocols and communications. One day. Maybe. For the mo the basics are getting me thru.