Windows 7 seems to have completely turned against me

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Mirrorboy, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Mirrorboy

    Mirrorboy New Member

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    when i tried to uninstall AVG Free in favor of Zonealarm (i got the vista version working through compatibility), i got bluescreened twice. this then led to the following issues.

    1) whenever i start up my computer, the gadgets take forever to load and take up 100% of my processor. i have to kill off the Sidebar process in the task manager before getting any functionality back.

    2) when i shut down the computer, it goes to the "Windows is shutting down" screen and doesn't shut off. i left it running for a half hour last night and it did not shut down.

    in addition to those problems, i have extreme computer slowdowns and can barely do anything. to try to fix it, i did a defrag and a checkdisc, but to no avail. is there any way to fix it?


    edit: while typing this, it hit me to try a system restore.

    edit #2: apparently, my computer does not have any system restore points, so i need another fix.
     
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  2. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    You would even dare to install zonealarm on your pc. It is known as one of the most annoying and problematic antivirus-firewall solutions available. I would never recommend it. Put the free AVG antiviurs back on cause it is one of the few suites that doesnt blue screen your computer. I would think zonealarm would be the culprit if what you are tellling me is truth.
     
  3. Mirrorboy

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    it actually turns out that it was Zonealarm. it didn't get along with 7 and inhibited the internet connection. then i reinstalled 7 to fix the shutdown problem and it's all back to normal now.
     
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    Glad to hear that you got it fixed.
     
  5. Mirrorboy

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    thanks. i'm glad i got it working again, too :)
     

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