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I have had some strange issues that have happened but not very often. I had my logs checked by Advanced setup for malware and everything seems clean. Every once in awhile when my pc boots or comes out of sleep mode it says something about "operating system not found". I just do a hard reboot and eventually it boots. It doesnt happen very often. Sometimes the pc will just freeze as well and i have to do a hard reboot. I know this can mean hard drive issues, but have checked the integrity of the drive and always comes up ok. Any thoughts or logs you would like to see? Thanks in advance :D

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Looks like in just going over your posts, you had alot of work done! ComboFix, Trend HiJack Tool, How often does this happen. and what is the current AV software you are using? and/or firewall. (You should contact AdvancedSetup via PM)

just for now what is your antiv virus

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Hi Yardbird. Advanced Setup is the one who told me to post here. Right now i have Avira Free, SAS pro, and windows firewall (plus hitman pro, MBAM on demand). It doesnt happen that often, maybe once every couple of months. The first time it happend my PC just froze so I had to do a reboot and the "operating system not found" came up. I got it to boot back and ran a check disk which fixed a bunch of issues (orphaned files, bad cluster). After that things were fine for a couple months. Just recently it happened a few times. That was about a week ago. Havent had any issues since. It is a laptop (thinkpad t42). I ran a hard drive test from lenovo and everything passed. I also have a "active hard drive monitor" installed and it is showing that everything is A-OK. Wierd :D Any thoughts? Thanks :)

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If Advanced Setup said to post here! Its for a good reason. Keep track in notepad with time & dates of when problems happen. If it gets worse or better, or the same. Does your Windows Firewall have any mbam files in it to alow mbam to trust it?

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I would just keep a record (notepad will work) of any changes you make. Keep an eye on your notebook, and make a record of issues, date/time. right now I haven't a clue, except a hardware prob. I'm really not allowed to comment on your logs.

If you make any changes, Programs, add/remove, log it.. Keep a record & good luck for now.. regards....

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I have had some strange issues that have happened but not very often. I had my logs checked by Advanced setup for malware and everything seems clean. Every once in awhile when my pc boots or comes out of sleep mode it says something about "operating system not found". I just do a hard reboot and eventually it boots. It doesnt happen very often. Sometimes the pc will just freeze as well and i have to do a hard reboot. I know this can mean hard drive issues, but have checked the integrity of the drive and always comes up ok. Any thoughts or logs you would like to see? Thanks in advance :D
Ditch sleep mode use. None of the power saving themes have ever been stable that I've ever read about.

Leave the pc on or turn it off. The few pennies you save are not worth the headache. Not to say there may not be an issue with hard drive, because that's a fairly serious error but if that's the only time it occurs, try not using it

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The ribbon cable connected to the Hard Drive could be loose, I've seen similar behaviors in such cases. You might check that as well. Also, with XP I also have seen many errors using hibernate, but I've been using Vista since it was in beta and don't shut down unless I'm rebooting for an update, otherwise I always use Sleep mode (although I do disable the hibernation feature). It saves everything to ram so that bringing the PC back up is as quick as flipping a light switch. I've even had a power failure while the computer was in sleep mode and nothing got corrupted, the system booted back up without issue.

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Tom "TeMerc" has a good point! we do use Thinkpads at the service center for motorola radios, to program them, some are even in the patrol cars, There either on or off.. no sleep mode. Thers a diagnostic program -- I'll try to find it that can tell you something about the HD.... but not much... maybe I'm thinking of http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php but hold off on downloading new programs until those issues get better - worse or go away...

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Please take a look at the following page and review software updates that might be needed: Drivers and software - ThinkPad T42, T42p

Under Power Management check out the ACPI Power Management driver update: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98 10 Jun 2009 v1.53

I would probably try installing that update.

Also check on any updates for you Wireless and Wired network cards. Make sure you select the correct one though. Reviewing items in the Device Manager can show you that.

Also Lenovo System Interface Driver

Make sure your data is backed up though just in case any driver installation becomes problematic, not likely but possilbe.

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Also check on any updates for you Wireless and Wired network cards. Make sure you select the correct one though. Reviewing items in the Device Manager can show you that.

Also Lenovo System Interface Driver

Quick question. When I go to install the new system interface driver, it gives an option to see which is currently installed and it says nothing. Is that possible? Should I still install the new one? I did install the new power management one as instructed. Thanks for the help :D

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here is what it says:

WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES

Lenovo System Interface Driver works as the programming and data interface

which is commonly used for Lenovo drivers, utilities and application programs

for Microsoft Windows Vista/XP.

If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this

package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted

below.

I'm not sure if I need to install this? What do you think?

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