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I've already searched this forum and google for the last 2 days but haven't found an answer so im writing my own post...

I've had this laptop for just over a year now and never had a problem till 3 days ago. I downloaded Registry Mechanic 3 days ago and cleaned up my registry as well as clicking on the "optimize my registry" button. The system needed a reboot after that so i clicked yes and thats when the problems started... Basically i think there had been a windows update or something like that (i'm on windows vista business 32bit) and when it booted back up it did the old "Configuring updates 1 of 3" but when it got to "Configuring updates 3 of 3" it just stayed at 0% and the computer just kept restarting and doing the same thing in a loop... I therefore went back to the system restore point i made BEFORE the registry mechanic optimization and my computer booted back up again. I opened utorrent because i had been downloading something and after about 2-5 minutes it just froze my whole pc.

For the last 3 days its been the same, i can have utorrent open but as soon as i begin to download something the computer will freeze up after about 5 minutes and ill have to switch the computer off from the mains and back on again. I tried using another p2p program (Soulseek) and that worked fine! I don't know what the problem is... I did notice that when i left utorrent on 2 days ago and went out, when i came back the system had froze but at the bottom of utorrent it said "DISK OVERLOAD 100%" so i made more space (from 9gb to 22gb) but that didn't solve anything!

Any ideas? I'm uninstalled registry mechanic and the only things ive got on my pc for security are windows firewall, avg free 8, spybot s&d, spywareblaster & regcure... I had all these before the problems and utorrent worked fine!

If this helps....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 13:21:01, on 23/11/2008

Platform: Windows Vista SP1

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:





C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe


C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe

C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe

C:\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE

C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe

C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe

C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe


C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll

O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

O2 - BHO: FlashFXP Helper for Internet Explorer - {E5A1691B-D188-4419-AD02-90002030B8EE} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashFXP\IEFlash.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLCXCATS] rundll32 C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCXtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iSUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - Startup: RKLauncher.lnk = C:\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - (no file)

O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe

O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Unknown owner - (no file)

O23 - Service: dlcx_device - - C:\Windows\system32\dlcxcoms.exe

O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe

O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe

O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe

O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\STacSV.exe

O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe

O23 - Service: TeamViewer 3 (TeamViewer) - TeamViewer GmbH - C:\Program Files\TeamViewer3\TeamViewer_Service.exe

O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe


End of file - 7734 bytes

Oh and heres process explorer list (utorrent isnt downloading does that matter?)

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 95.57

Interrupts n/a 0.77 Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 500 Windows Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 552 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

wininit.exe 604 Windows Start-Up Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 668 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 860 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

dllhost.exe 4876 COM Surrogate Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 952 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1004 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1092 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

audiodg.exe 1272 Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1128 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

dwm.exe 2716 1.54 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1168 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 2564 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 4192 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1300 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

SLsvc.exe 1316 Microsoft Software Licensing Service Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1360 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1524 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

spoolsv.exe 1708 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1732 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

AppleMobileDeviceService.exe 1888 Apple Mobile Device Service Apple, Inc.

avgwdsvc.exe 1908 AVG Watchdog Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

avgrsx.exe 2824 AVG Resident Shield Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

dlcxcoms.exe 1932 Printer Communication System

svchost.exe 2032 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

stacsv.exe 280 STacSV Module SigmaTel, Inc.

svchost.exe 1896 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

TeamViewer_Service.exe 808 TeamViewer Service TeamViewer GmbH

svchost.exe 1984 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

XAudio.exe 2152 Modem Audio Service Conexant Systems, Inc.

SDWinSec.exe 2204 Spybot-S&D Security Center integration Safer Networking Ltd.

avgemc.exe 3604 AVG E-Mail Scanner AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

lsass.exe 680 Local Security Authority Process Microsoft Corporation

lsm.exe 688 Local Session Manager Service Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 624 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 940 Windows Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

explorer.exe 2760 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

rundll32.exe 3200 Windows host process (Rundll32) Microsoft Corporation

SynTPEnh.exe 3236 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements Synaptics, Inc.

avgtray.exe 3312 AVG Tray Monitor AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

msnmsgr.exe 3496 Windows Live Messenger Microsoft Corporation

TeaTimer.exe 3516 0.77 System settings protector Safer Networking Limited

ISUSPM.exe 3524 Macrovision Software Manager Macrovision Corporation

SetPoint.exe 3548 Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE) Logitech, Inc.

KHALMNPR.exe 4088 Logitech KHAL Main Process Logitech, Inc.

RKLauncher.exe 3556 RK Launcher RaduKing

mirc.exe 2260 mIRC mIRC Co. Ltd.

Skype.exe 516 Skype. Take a deep breath Skype Technologies S.A.

skypePM.exe 3876 Skype Extras Manager Skype Technologies

explorer.exe 5844 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

procexp.exe 6024 1.54 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

WinMail.exe 756 Windows Mail Microsoft Corporation

uTorrent.exe 5344 µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

rundll32.exe 3356 Windows host process (Rundll32) Microsoft Corporation

firefox.exe 3960 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 5344

Name Description Company Name Version

AcLayers.DLL Windows Compatibility DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18089

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

apphelp.dll Application Compatibility Client Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

avgrsstx.dll AVG Resident Shield Starter AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. 8.00.0000.0134

CLBCatQ.DLL COM+ Configuration Catalog Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.6931.18000

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.10.6001.18000

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc.DLL DHCP Client Service Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

dhcpcsvc6.DLL DHCPv6 Client Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

DnsApi.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

FirewallAPI.dll Windows Firewall API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

GameHook.dll Logitech Gaming Hook (UNICODE) Logitech, Inc. 4.60.0122.0000

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18023

IMM32.DLL Multi-User Windows IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

lgscroll.dll Logitech Scroll Enabler (UNICODE) Logitech, Inc. 4.60.0122.0000



LPK.DLL Language Pack Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

mdnsNSP.dll Bonjour Namespace Provider Apple Computer, Inc. 1.00.0003.0001

MPR.dll Multiple Provider Router DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

MSVCR80.dll Microsoft® C Runtime Library Microsoft Corporation 8.00.50727.1434

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.00.6001.18000

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

napinsp.dll E-mail Naming Shim Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

NLAapi.dll Network Location Awareness 2 Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

NSI.dll NSI User-mode interface DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

NTMARTA.DLL Windows NT MARTA provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

OLEAUT32.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

pnrpnsp.dll PNRP Name Space Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

PSAPI.DLL Process Status Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

RKLauncher.dll RKLauncher RaduKing 0.04.0001.0000

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18051

rsaenh.dll Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

SAMLIB.dll SAM Library DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18062

shfolder.dll Shell Folder Service Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

ShimEng.dll Shim Engine DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

USER32.dll Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

USERENV.dll Userenv Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

USP10.dll Uniscribe Unicode script processor Microsoft Corporation 1.626.6001.18000

uTorrent.exe µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc. 1.08.0001.12639

uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

WINNSI.DLL Network Store Information RPC interface Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

WINSPOOL.DRV Windows Spooler Driver Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

wship6.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv6) Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

wshtcpip.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4) Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6001.18000

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Hi there,

I have a similar problem now.

This is my scenario:

I have about 300 torrents open. Most of them are mp3s, meaning small files, but there are huge HD movies, games etc.. when I close uTorrent it freezes the pc after about 60-80 seconds of uTorrent closure, but not entirely - sometimes I can still move mouse, but that's about it - then I have to reset it..

I have 2 partitions on my 1TB HDD. I keep all my data on first partition and the system on the second partition. Why 2nd? It is freshly installed system on HDD that used to be external HDD, but I don't believe this is the issue.

Vista x64 Ultimate SP1, uTorrent 1.8.1.

I must admit, I have copied all files from appdata/roaming to the new system so I didn't have to run over 300 torrents manually... I don't think that this is the case as it was working ok before..

Is there a log file somewhere so I can find out more about it?


PS. Sometimes it also happens when I disconnect the ethernet cable from my pc...

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@zYx: Plz don't hijack the thread, create yours.

@DreadWingKnight: http://home.cogeco.ca/~rklauncher/

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RK Launcher is a free application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that is used to quickly launch shortcuts. With support for themes, PNG's and ICO's and with smooth amazing animations, RK Launcher is a versatile and great taskbar replacement.

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