computer freezing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kev59, May 10, 2003.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

    my computer keeps freezing at different stages on me and it won't let me do a secondchance or scan the disk
    but I thought I would run a wizard maintain check and try to get rid of the problem.But it freezes or stops ( have been try different ways all day) the computer told me "to reduce some of the open programs".So I have pressed ctrl+alt +Del and then end task to remove some open programmes.Still it freezes.
    So in my wisdom I thought I'll do "a second chance" on my computer, to get rid of the fail on my hard drive.This says " secondchance is unable to perform the restore [error -5] .
    Where do I go from here, any advice .
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Don't know what 'second chance' is but have you tried in safe mode?

    Maybe a system retore to an earlier point. Maybe a repair installation.
  3. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    Is this a Windows 98 error?

    I remember this about three years ago.
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    "secondchance" ???

    What OS are you runnin? :confused: