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Updated Zonealarm firewall the past week, computer crashed five times before I came to my senses and uninstall Zonealarm. You paid $400. Reply Hélder Ricardo Pereira January 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm Thanks, I will try Bluescreenview. You will also not be able to use remote assistance that comes with Windows Live Messenger. this contact form

If you run Win 7 and leave your PC on over night, defrag gets run automatically at least once a week. Reply Ned January 19, 2013 at 9:29 am Good stuff. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use registry repair/clean-up/fix,etc type software.Norton utilities ruined my once perfect laptop and symantec provided ZERO help over the situation. I had Norton back up the registry before compacting and using the windows 7 ultimate OS CD I can get to a point where I can see the registry backups but

This is why you should always use an antivirus, run a firewall and frequently back up your data. Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... Sometimes the error message will clearly name the offending hardware. Corrupt Registry The Windows Registry doesn’t run into problems like it used to, but issues are still possible.

During the AVG installation my Firefox became corrupted when the computer crashed. Another blue screen, boot issue or frozen screen in Windows. I took the time and trouble to create a profile here at CNET tonight, and to type this small novel to let folks out there know.I have an A.A.S. if I can get to the Norton Utilities program through windows I could restore the proper Registry.

However, randomly the BSOD appears. Try it with another PC, if possible, to confirm the drive is the problem. WIN! AVG is a bit of a resource hog though as sometimes just launching Firefox or a Word document takes several minutes (compared to a few seconds prior to installing AVG).

I went to the AVG support site but obviously could complete the details because I can't access the AVG control panel. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I was on the phone with them for over an hour, and finally the guy says "We're really not qualified to help with these types of problems" - !!!!!!!Reviews done at and a whole slew of other lol bad words at the top of my voice.

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Even though I have restore points, the system tells me I have to turn on System Protection to use them. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime Prime members enjoy FREE Two-Day Shipping and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. > Get started Your Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of a registry cleaning utility can be solved So there you have it! When I went to execute it I received the blue screen of death.

Export/Backup your Identity Safe data. weblink Microsoft's official position on the use of Registry Cleaners Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners Microsoft is not responsible for issues caused by using a registry cleaning utility. But for me, I have to give AVG one big THUMBS DOWN and will pursue an alternative anti-virus software solution. List unavailable.

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Reply Kirby January 18, 2013 at 6:18 am Could you add OS to the list? It is unfortunate Norton does not have a solution for a problem they created. Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support BSOD Help and Support » User Name Remember Me?

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Thor Ulling January 23, 2013 at 12:10 am Good maintenance is important, but it will not rescue from a bad driver update, a HDD crash an so on. Reply Larry January 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm If you want to find out about your BSOD, go to and download Bluescreenview. on April 20, 2010 Verified Purchase I feel cheated! I guess I live in the past, because I used to love the defragmenter that Norton had back about 4 or 5 years ago.

I've got to locate the problem. Is it possible that an Operating System developed and maintained by volunteers is better written than one that is developed and maintained by highly paid hirelings? Sorry to hear of your experience. his comment is here Is there a way to get System Restore working?

I use Acronis True Image for image backups, but I find it unreliable (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't).Tip: Norton has a subscription renewal link in the software.