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01-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Sad Computer woes
So I bought a new iPad, and I need to sync it with my itunes in order to get all my data loaded onto the new iPad. I need to download the newest version of iTunes, but my computer freezes up after about 10-15 minutes, and does not recover. Task manager won't even come up, and I have to do a hard shut down.

It seems to work fine if I reboot in safe mode, but I can't download itunes while in safe mode. This has got me thinking I've got a virus or something, but my norton anti virus doesn't find any issues after I do a scan.

Could Norton be missing some issue? Or could my computer just be crapping out on me?

I'm not very good at this stuff, if anyone knows what I might be doing wrong, help is much appreciated. I want to use my new ipad Weeping my laptop is an older toshiba (maybe 7 years old?) running on windows vista home basic.

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01-11-2014, 08:26 PM
RE: Computer woes
Hmm, trouble with a PC? Wish I could help, but I own three Macs and NEVER have a problem. :-)

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01-11-2014, 08:30 PM
RE: Computer woes
(01-11-2014 08:15 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  So I bought a new iPad, and I need to sync it with my itunes in order to get all my data loaded onto the new iPad. I need to download the newest version of iTunes, but my computer freezes up after about 10-15 minutes, and does not recover. Task manager won't even come up, and I have to do a hard shut down.

It seems to work fine if I reboot in safe mode, but I can't download itunes while in safe mode. This has got me thinking I've got a virus or something, but my norton anti virus doesn't find any issues after I do a scan.

Could Norton be missing some issue? Or could my computer just be crapping out on me?

I'm not very good at this stuff, if anyone knows what I might be doing wrong, help is much appreciated. I want to use my new ipad Weeping my laptop is an older toshiba (maybe 7 years old?) running on windows vista home basic.

I had to download the new iTunes to update my iPhone 4 to the new OS. That being said, it worked fine on my brand new desktop, which is a gaming beast running Windows 7 x64.

First I'd check your available storage. If you completely fill your hard-drive, it could be freezing up from lack of partition space. If so, just deleting some stuff you no longer need or move it over to a jump drive or some other external storage.

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01-11-2014, 08:39 PM
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Using about 58 of 140 GB, so I don't think it's a storage issue. I might just have to take this in to get looked at Undecided

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01-11-2014, 08:52 PM
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Wanted to add, it's not just trying to download itunes that makes it freeze up. Anything I do not in safe mode, it freezes up after a while. If I try to do a norton scan, any windows updates, or browse the web it freezes as well. My CPU never goes through the roof either.

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01-11-2014, 09:06 PM
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Sounds like we have the same laptop. Toshiba Satellite running Vista, mine finally died about two months ago. Sad
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01-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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(01-11-2014 09:06 PM)pablo Wrote:  Sounds like we have the same laptop. Toshiba Satellite running Vista, mine finally died about two months ago. Sad

Yep, it's a satellite. How weird! Did yours start doin the freezing thing before it died?

Ack I just bought a new iPad, I don't want to have to buy a new laptop too.

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01-11-2014, 09:29 PM
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Mine would overheat and get very slow, I would shut it off to cool down and it would be ok again for a few hours.
Finally, one day it just shut off like I pulled the plug and never worked again.
Hope you have better luck.
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01-11-2014, 09:30 PM
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(01-11-2014 09:29 PM)pablo Wrote:  Mine would overheat and get very slow, I would shut it off to cool down and it would be ok again for a few hours.
Finally, one day it just shut off like I pulled the plug and never worked again.
Hope you have better luck.

We're you able to save all the stuff on your hard drive? It's been a while since I've done an external backup Confused I need to take better care of this stuff.

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01-11-2014, 10:39 PM
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No, and I have some files on there that I need.
I still have it, so maybe I can find a way to get my stuff from the HD.
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