computer freezing

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

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    293
    Location:
    grimsby
    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

    Messages:
    5,920
    Location:
    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

    Messages:
    1,014
    Location:
    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: