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System Restore causing PC to freeze
Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:11 AM
I purchased and ran Captain Optimizer. After that there seems to be something amiss with System Restore.
I am able to set a restore point, but it takes forever and sometimes it will freeze my system. If I wait long enough my PC will come out of it.
I used to do other things while waiting for SR to open, and then while waiting for the restore point to set. Now I don't dare to do a thing because if I do I freeze up.
Does anyone know what could be causing this?
Vista Home Premium SP2 / Avast Internet Security 5 / WinPatrol / RoboForm / Soluto / Malwarebyes and SUPERAntiSpyware free versions to run on demand / Registry Commander / Captain Optimizer / Secunia PSI
Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:13 PM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:32 PM
I would personally grab a bootable scanner of some type and remove all of that stuff, take it offline and scan the s*** out of the drive from dos or pe environment.
Then run ccleaner and delete ALL previous sys restore points and make a new one.
After that I would just stick to 2 Maybe MS essentials and malwarebytes? (Has worked for me for awhile now and I am DEFINITELY NOT a safe surfer )
Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:48 PM
I'd say it's conflicting with Restore, just like Norton Goback (yuck!) would "hose" the OS (particularly WinME, which also uses System Restore). Best bet would be to use it, then "shut it down" (if possible) to allow for Restore Points. Take a look at what the software is actually doing (its logs, etc.) - betcha!
Captain Optimizer scans your system to detect processes and settings that slow your system down. It then initiates immediate corrective actions to optimize the system for improved performance. Relevant components are scanned, cleaned and tuned for greater speed, performance and overall experience. The result: A PC that runs like new again. Key Features: keeps your PC fresh & clean. Increases performance with powerful sub apps: Optimizer, System Cleaner, Memory Optimizer. A speedy solution for most common PC issues. Tune up your system settings to get the most out of your PC. Detect and eliminate duplicate files from your system. Customize and enhance windows with: Driver Updater, Startup Manager, Uninstall Manager. Backup important files and settings to restore them whenever required. Recover accidentally deleted files or lost data.
P.S. I find that it's "unsafe" to allow any program to "remove redundant files" as some software actually expects it to be in a different folder (or at least in the "path"). Besides, that's a rather "generic" description they give.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:58 PM
I can't even swear that Captain Optimize is responsible. I only know that after running it is when this started happening. This, too, I open and run on demand, along with Registry Commander.
Perhaps if I turn System Restore off, reboot and then turn it back on that will help some.
Thanks, everyone, for answering. I'm not an advanced user so guess I thought maybe there would be a simple answer.
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