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
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.