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Avast 5 - Computer Freezes Up / Slow When Start Up


I don't know if it's just me or after i downloaded/updated avast 4. 8 to avast 5. 0 i seemed to have gotten slower on my computer and after i start up i seem to freeze after 5-10 minutes from the startup. Avast 5 is working fine and every-thing's good. When my computer freezes up i can move my mouse but everything else seem "frozen". I then manually restart the computer by pressing the on button. Is it just me or is there something wrong?

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I am trying to fix a computer and would appreciate any suggestions of help. I start the computer, it loads, gets to the windows screen, the blue segmented line goes across a couple of times then the whole thing freezes in that spot, the blue line stops moving and that's as far as it gets. Things i tried:

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Tried to boot up from an operating system disk by changing the boot up menu (delete) and this didn't work either. All it did was get to the windows screen and the blue line moved across a couple of times and it froze again in that spot. Exactly the same as when i try to start it. I am clueless now as to how to get this computer working. Any ideas?


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