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Q: Help Computer Freezing!!!

My computer freezes when I play an AVI file so I can't watch movies also when playing certain games, and sometimes randomly do I need memory or is it something else? This problem has been a pain in my butt for a very long time.

OS: Windows XP Professional - Service Pack 2
Hard Disk: 300 GB
Processor: AMD Athlon 1750 MHz
Memory: 1024 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

I think that's it, oh and one more thing I was thinking of purchasing this memory is it any good?

PQI DDR 1GB PC3200 Turbo

Well any help would be appreciated thank you.

Preferred Solution: Help Computer Freezing!!!

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.


Personally, I think you should click on the "report" link of your post and ask the moderator to move your thread to the malware removal forum, to be certain that the malware is gone.

Be sure to read


and http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603619-please-read-before-posting-forum.html

It is possible that the programs you listed have missed a nasty piece of malware.

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .

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My Computer for the past two weeks and sometimes on and off had suddenly becaame it freeze alot when starting jukebox, or just simple programs like internet explorer, I would highly appriciate someone looking at my log file and replying, Thanks Alot!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:00 PM, on 11/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

I don't see anything in your log or your description of your problem to come to the conclusion that your problem is malware related. When there is malware present there will always be other internet related symptoms like popups or a browser hijack etc...

I will advise you to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Spyware as the version you have is very old and no longer supported. It in now called Windows Defender.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently. Go through this now and see if it helps:

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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hi all im new to techspot,my computer keeps freezing.my friend who built both my last 2 computers has done all kinds of checks,tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard,replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for 3 days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up.replaced graphics card worked ok for 2 days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up,ive just ordered new 1.5tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply,ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones.i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no's wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he's never come across this,its totally random ive even got new 22 inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present.its so annoying can anyone help please

A:Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

Well replace the power supply then...

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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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I don't know what else to say other than my computer has been freezing and firefox has been freezing lately. I called the manufacturer and he said to restore windows to factory settings, so I did that. Things were great for a week or so, but recently my computer has begun freezing again. It happens pretty frequently. Firefox will also freeze when trying to get it to do very little work, like loading two tabs simultaneously, e.g. My AVS found a suspicious file recently and quarantined it, but still, the freezing has continued. Please advise.

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Carly Mergens at 23:41:53.37 on Sat 02/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3884.2374 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

A:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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Recently(about 2 weeks ago), my computer started freezing. It happened 5 times already(one of them occurred as I was typing this post). I wasn't doing anything in particular, just using Firefox to browser the web.

3 of the freezings occurred while I was just browsing, 2 occurred while my computer was starting up. No sites in general either, out of the 3 times I froze, I was on different sites each time(all of them are "known safe ones" too like ign.com, wikipedia, etc).

After the latest freeze(during browsing), I restarted my computer only for my computer to freeze again after 3 seconds(screen stayed the same, it happened right after it showed me my memory test). Then I restarted my computer again and it froze before anything showed up(monitor did not detect anything so the monitor did not show anything).
Here's what I have done so far:

1. I used memtest86 and done 3 full tests, no errors on any tests.

2. Did anti-virus and anti-spyware scan on my computer(I used: Avast, Spybot, Adaware).

3. Checked Windows Event Viewer(unfortunately it didn't log anything).

Here's the last things I did to my computer before I noticed the freezings:
1. I downloaded and installed Secunia PSI.

2. I downloaded and installed the latest version of WinRAR and Quicktime player(recommendations from Secunia).

3. I also installed various security patches from microsoft update.

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing(computer stays frozen until I shutdown)

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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Good Morning Bleeping Computer Community,
I've been having problems with my computer freezing at the most inoportune times. For some reason, when i get up from my computer and leave it alone for a few minutes (eg, i get up to use the restroom, go get food, or leave it on overnight to download a game) or when i restart my pc from stand by mode it simply freezes. I've checked for viruses using AVAST (don't have any), have used CCleaner to repair the registry, and allow spyware terminator to run daily to check for spyware, yet the computer continues to freeze. I'm not sure if it may be softare or hardware issue. would someone be able to help me fix this issue.
Thanks in Advance

A:computer keeps freezing

Have you tried to disable some of your startup files in MSCONFIG?

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I was doing a google search (about Drew Brees' son) on 2/8 and clicked on a link. A window popped up saying it was a bad link and that I shouldn't go there. I didn't. I clicked on a different link for my search and got the same kind of messaging saying it was a bad link and not to go there, so I didn't. Another window popped up saying that I was infected. Since then my computer has been freezing up. I have run McAfee, Norton Anti-Virus and Microsoft Essentials. They all come back and say there is nothing wrong. However, it took me almost 6 hours to get Norton loaded onto my computer and to run a complete scan. It comes free with Comcast, but the computer kept freezing up and it had to remove McAfee in the process. I also had done a system restore to back before the super bowl, but that didn't help. I think I've been hijack. I am hoping you can help me. My netbook is only 4 months old, so is still under warranty, but I honestly don't know if that covers viruses or not. Thank you for whatever you can do.

A:computer freezing up

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I would like to start by saying ANY help at all with this problem would be life-saving.

So this is my problem a few days ago for no apparent reason my computer started freezing. This doesnt occur during any specific time but a few times I have experianced are

1. Right when windows finishes loading and my desktop appears
2. While surfing the internet
3. While watching a youtube video
4. While playing a flash game

It occurs during all these times but MUCH more frequently while playing World of Warcraft. I have 3.5 gigs of RAM and a nvidia 8400 not the best system but i have never had problems running the game before.

The weird part is this, sometimes I will be able to play World of Warcraft for hours on end with no lag at all. Other times I will have to restart my computer several times in a row (sometimes as many as 15-20 before I just give up!) Many times this occurs within 1-2 minutes of loading World of Warcraft (sometimes even at the login screen) but I have played for 1/2 to 2 hours before it occured many times before.

If it does freeze while playing WoW these are some things I noticed.

1. My player continues to move in the direction he was moving during the freeze. (If I was moving)

2. All the other players / effects around me continue uninterupted. (example players can still attack me while I am frozen)

3. My keyboard and Mouse have no function. Neither work at all.

4. Windows shuts down properly if I hit the power button.

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A:Computer Freezing like I've never seen before.

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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Hi, I have Vista and recently my computer freezes up and I have to either unplug it or manually restart it.

There is no new hardware or software that I think is affecting this but I am getting this error occasionally: "display driver Atikmdag has restarted...".

Here are my system details:
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (Canada)
Processor a
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

ACER Aspire M5620 R01-A0
System Serial Number: PTS860X013735120E62700
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Main Circuit Board b
Board: ACER G33T-AM 1.0
Serial Number: V35110G73100760
Bus Clock: 267 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. R01-A0 07/21/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (22.0"vis, s/n HVFLB01767, October 2006)
SHARP HDMI [Monitor] (37.0"vis)

489.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.51 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Hitachi HDT725050VLA380 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n FV4A104RK14TA6, SMART Status: Hea... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

1 - download the latest version of the Display Driver only (DO NOT download the entire Catalyst Control Center) for your video card and OS.

2 - uninstall all ATI software from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program

3 - visit the Device Manager and ensure that the ATI display adapter is uninstalled.

4 - install the ATI display driver and see if that helps.

If not, try this free diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit


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Hello, I am running Windows XP Pro on my computer that I've had for 4 years. For some reason it has started to freeze up every time I watch a video on YouTube. Sometimes it will freeze up when I'm playing a casino game. The only thing I can do is to turn the computer off manually. I recently reinstalled Windows and all of my programs because the computer was running slow. I ran my AVG virus program and nothing came up. Do you have any ideas of what may be causing this? Thank You.

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Have you had your AVG AntiVirus for a long time. Sounds like a Software Conflict. But maybe not. Go to http://nanoscan.com which is manufactured by Panda Security. It will find most any culprit and you can run it with your AVG AntiVirus turned on. Hope this helps.

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im having trouble with my computer....its been happening for a while and im not sure whats weong with it. when i try to log in it will freeze and i have to restart it will do that about 2 or 3 times until i finally get logged in. so i took the password off now when im doing something on the computer like playing a game it will freeze. or if im just on the computer on line it will freeze sometimes. im not sure what it could be can someone help!

A:computer freezing

Could be a multitude of problems. Overheating, failing hardware ect. If you could, go to your event viewer (Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer) and look for any errors. They will possible come up as system errors or bugchecks. Post the EVENT ID, SOURCE, and DESCRIPTION here. Also, try finding updates for windows/video drivers/audio drivers/bios ect.

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My computer has been freezing up lately, and I was wondering if anyone could figure out why, and how to fix it.
It starts by the mouse not being able to move, the computer doesnt recognize the input. then the screen freezes and I cant even do a ctrl - alt - delete. Audio/music continues to play.
also, when I go to turn on the computer, it just sits there with a black screen.
I think that it is an issue with my graphics card or something, if you have any ideas or if you know what I should do to fix this, please reply.
If you need more information on my computer to find out what the problem is, let me know.

A:Computer Freezing

There are several possibilities to why you are experiencing your problem, though I can't really help you as much until you post your computer specs.

I know, from my experience (I use Vista Ultimate), I experience freezing when too many programs try to do too many things at once. If you have any programs that start as soon as your operating system begins loading, it can cause the freeze ray to hit. Another issue could be caused by your display. Do you have Windows Aero enabled? Depending on how good your Graphics driver and RAM is, you may not be able to run pretty transparent theme both seven and vista offer.

Now, one other possible reason could be that your graphics card does not have the latest updates installed. This is a common problem when you decide to upgrade to a different OS. (Some Windows XP device drivers will not function with windows 7, and you will have to install an update from the manufacturer's site - same thing with Vista vs. Seven and XP vs. Vista)

As for the black screen issue, do you have a Windows recovery disk? (If not, they are widely available and can be downloaded and burned yourself) And, what do you mean by a "Black screen" could you be more specific? Do you see the Compaq/HP/Dell screen flash on at all?

That's about all I can say right now, but please, do try to post your system specifications. I can be of much greater help once you do that!

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I am using win 7 sp1. From the past 2 days i am facing issues with my computer. It freezes up in normal mode but works fine in safe mode. I havent downloaded anything new on my system. I have tried scan using hitman pro and malwarebytes nothing found. Ran sfc/scannow which was fine. Processor is not heating up as Temp is around 42 Max. Did a system restore but it still froze after that. Uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers from device manager. I dont have a external video card its onboard. I have 2 sticks of 4gb ram installed even went ahead and reseated the ram and even tried one ram at a time but it still freezes in normal mode. I had two audio devices dfx enhancer and via high def audio. I removed dfx but still it freezes. I know there is some services which is maybe doing this i have already cleared my startup except kaspersky. Can anyone help me.


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First of all, I would like to apologize because I cannot download the TSG SysInfo because my computer freezes after only being on it for about 5 minutes. So sorry for any problems that will hender fixing my computer. Okey so here goes, today I turned on my laptop and it loaded like normal, and all my programs loaded as well . As I proceed to load the internet my computer completely freezes. I mean mouse, keyboard and all. So I turn off my laptop thinking it would be a one time problem or that it was over heated but it repeated the same process, whether I click on a program or if I just let it sit for 5 minutes the result is always the same. I even tried loading my computer in safe mode but every single time I have to hard reset it because it freezes after only 5 minutes, even in safe mode. I'm not sure if it is a virus but I did a virus scan with AVG on my computer yesterday and there were no viruses detected. I didn't even use my computer today because I was over my boyfriends house and used his laptop for my school work. Please help me! I can't figure out why my computer keeps freezing, I cannot get anything done on it I have a HP with Windows 7 that is only 1 year and 2 months old.

Thanks in advance for your help oh and p.s I am using my mother's laptop to type out this informationa and look for solutions, just in case you were wondering.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing!

Do this on a known clean computer...

Download the Windows Defender Offline Tool and save to your Desktop.
You will have to select the correct version for your system, either 32 or 64 bit

Double click to run the tool, Windows 7 or Vista user right click and select "Run as Administrator"
Read the instructions in the new window and select "Next"

In the new window accept the agreement:

In the new window select your USB Flash Drive, then select "Next"

In the new window ensure you Flash drive is selected, if not click on "Refresh" then select "Next"

In the new window accept the formatting alert by selecting "Next"

Files will be Downloaded:

Files will be processed and created

Flash drive will be formatted and prepared

Files will be added to the Flash Drive and the tool will be created.

The procedure is finished and the Tool created, click on "Finish" to complete.

Plug the USB into the sick PC and boot up, if it does not boot from the flash drive change the boot options as required, Use F12 as it boots, change options...
As it boots you`ll see files being loaded and the windows splash screen, eventually the tool will run a "Quick Scan" follow the prompts and deal with what it finds.

When the Quick scan completes initiate a full scan, let it complete and deal with anything it finds..

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Hey guys n gals, hoping you may be able to shed some light on my problem.

My computer keeps freezing randomly, sometimes it may unfreeze and i carry on playing my game but most times it freezes and i have to hold down the power button to turn it off, there is no error and i have no idea what is causing it.

I am on windows 7
2 tb hard drive
i5 2320 CPU
450 PSU
8GB ram.

I really have no idea why it is freezing and i'm scared it might be damaging my system.

Edit: And i also sometimes get the blue screen of DEATH!!!

Please help!!!

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any time i try burn dvd computer freeze otherwise system seems to run ok.

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Have you tried burning at a slower speed?

Any error messages in the burn program when this occurs?


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I have Windows XP running and currently if i leave the computer idle for more than 3 - 4min it freezes. It will not let me ctrl-alt-delete or anything. mouse doesnt move, etc. I have to unplug the computer.
What should I look for causing this?

A:freezing computer

Freezes can be caused by many things:
Device Drivers
Bad Motherboard
Bad Devices
System Resources

Have you been able to run a ScanDisk?
Defragged lately?

May have too many programs running in the background.

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Hey guys just wondering if you may have an idea why when playing euchre my computer keeps freezing up. Its not the browser as it will freeze whether i am using Mozellia or IE. I have run a complete virus scan and nothing major was detected. I am wondering if I may have a registry error of some kind? Is there some type of automatic scan I can do to possibly detect the problem.........Thanks

A:my computer keeps freezing

Hello,posting your PC specs will help the next person assist you better.
Make /model of PC etc..

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Ok, we have a computer at work which is networked; my computer freezes on me every 1/2 hour or so; i will be in the middle of quickbooks or outlook express and then they will just disappear and the whole screen turns blue, its just the background of the desktop that you see w/ none of the icons or anything. it drives me nuts, does anyone know how to fix this? i have to constantly push the button off and on again to reboot...

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Hello all, just recently my dad gave me his HP G60 laptop. It costs 700 $ and has done pretty well so far... but then the hard drive light started to blink in a pattern, like On-----off--on------off-- and every time it goes off the computer freezes, and when it comes back on its ok. I am led to believe that it is dllhost.exe or KeyIso. Please help me! And i have tried removing both of these. Please just tell me the name of the .dll that is causing this problem. thank you,

A:Computer freezing? Please help!

you might want to test your Hard Drive, here are instructions:


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Hey guys, I am having some issues with my computer and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I recently bought and installed Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 and afterwards my computer started freezing.

I don't know if it is because I forgot to remove another anti-spyware program that I was using, so it could be conflicting, not sure. Anyways i tried removing it but it is pointless because my computer freezes as soon as the desktop loads up. I even tried starting my computer up in safe mode by pressing F8, but for some reason that option isn't available on my comp. So I am in a pretty bummed out situation. I just wanted some input first because if I take it into a store they usually charge atleast $90 for a freaking diagnostic.

So any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Computer freezing?

The real concern is Safe Mode not working!

You may acually have Virus/Spyware infection too (seeming you were updating the AntiVirus program)

Option 1
Boot from Windows CD, go to the Recovery Console command prompt
On the command prompt type: rstrui (You might need to change into windows folder ie CD Windows)

Option 2
Remove the HardDrive and scan it in another computer fully (plus back it up)

Option 3
Repair Windows using the Windows CD again (Note: if Virus/Malware present, sometimes this will fail)

Option 4
Just do a clean install of Windows (losing everything presently on your system

Option 5
Take it to a Computer Repair Shop, for them to do all this!

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My computer keeps freezing when i am online even when i am not online it gets frozen i cant even check for virus if i do it will get frozen i cant even download anything i need help please help me

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Start >> Run >> eventvwr.msc >> Copy and Paste Some of the Recent Errors [Red]

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About a week or two ago, my computer would completely freeze with no movement of the mouse or anything and only a reboot will fix it. The computer only freezes when I edit files (Moving from folder to folder, drive to drive, ect. and when deleting them). I've Googled non stop but nothing comes up about computer freezing when editing files. I've scanned for anykind of malware, viruses, or even spyware, but nothing is detected. My computer is clean. Could this be a registry issue? What could it be and how can it be fixed? Im running Windows XP Professional with Service pack 3. There have been no big time updates done lately that might have caused this (though computer is up to date) and no programs have lately been installed. This is really frustrating and I still haven't found a solution. I don't know whats wrong. Help please

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Use Belarc Advisor it builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
NOTE: When providing this information please remove any licenses, listed in the results.

If you don't know how to edit the report, send me a pm and i'll give you my email address to send it to. I will then edit the report for you and include it in my next post.

Belarc Advisor report - Click on Belarc link, install it and run. When asked to update security definitions... say NO - the output will then appear in a web browser. If IE7/8 save Belarc in mht format (page, save as, single web archive - mht format); if Firefox - save as a web page in html format.

Zip the file before sending or attaching to post.

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My computer keeps freezing up and I can't figure out why. Here is a copy of my HiJack This log. Does anyone see anything that would cause my computer to keep freezing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:50 PM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
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I am having problem with mt computer freezing intermittently and lasting a few seconds. Can anyone help?

A:Computer Freezing

Can you provide a little more information about your computer and the problem you're experiencing?

What hardware are you using?
Has this problem always occured or did it just start?
What software is installed? What OS do you use?

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Got a slight problem, I'm using Nero express to capture video from my camcorder all goes well except for two things

1. express splits the video??? how can I save more without it being split.
2. when I come to the end of a task and press stop recording my system totally freezes. why is this?? Im using Tvion Xpert TV7134 video tuner/captur card. transfaring via composit from camcorder.

A:computer freezing

Please do post in your system specification so it will be easy for us check what might be the problem.

though i am not sure this could be more of an software problem.

Please do post in ur sytem specification.

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Win xp 1.8 gig cable

Programs freezing with hour glass. No response. Can't download pics from camera. when I hit ctrl alt delete the task manager screen shows, but the computer won't shut off and re boot.
Used Ad aware and deleted 3 data miners, but still not working right.
shut off manually with button.
Any suggestions on trouble shooting.
Another program won't open and I will need to call their tec support.
Not having a good day.

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Hey guys i am hoping to find a solution to a problem with my computer.

Basically it is continually freezing, like non stop and i have to restart the computer everytime it does it. I managed to run a few test such as hw monitor, all temps are fine. Also ran an intel burn trst and my cpu ran fine on all 5 teat on both notmal loading and also maxing on cpu. I have tried running further diagnostics but now my computer freezes withing 5 minutes of startup so i cant run nor even get the chance to download the software. To add to that i have cleaned the entire inside of the computer, the cpu fan was extremely dirty so i thought i had fixed the problem when i cleaned the heck out of it, however this has not solved it. And lastly i have taken out slots of ram one at a time and ran the computer to test for ram failure and this didnt solve it unless by some miracle chance all 3 sticks or ram have failed at once. Anyone know what else could cause it, oh and sometimes it gets past the freezing to the point it goes to the blue screen of death.

Any help would be great.


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Hi, well my computer (idk why) just freezes for no apparent reason
Its been happening for the past week.

Here are some instances when it happened:
- watching a movie or listening to music, the sound suddenly just goes (dudududududududu) over and over again
-on mozilla: I am browsing the web and then suddenly the page doesn't load and the computer freezes (installed opera and the same thing happened)
-when I'm afk and there are programs opened like Microsoft open, the computer still freezes

these are what I can remember... Anyway I dont think it's a problem with the driver space because of 52 GB I have about 30 GB free so... idk

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Gateway Laptop Freezing Issues

Hi. I thought I'd make a post here. I'm new to computers-in an IT program right now but still new. My laptop is also freezing which sucks b/c the boogah is only like a year old. I use 1TB has my backup and pretty much keep stuff on there so I don't think it's bogged down w/ to much crap. I have anti virus software. I have a cooling pad I keep it on and I don't leave it on all the time-I do shut it off and do update runs. I have NO clue why it's starting to do this. It was just doing it when I used Facebook but today Itunes wacked it out too. I use Windows Vista on this-I haven't changed what it came with stock. Going to try to do some google.coming for some extra help. Thanks to anyone who can help me also. Ciao.

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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on and the mouse pointer is frozen. Hodling CTRL+ALT+Delete does not respond.

Just now, while browsing this forum using the key "Page Down", it froze. It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:My computer keeps freezing

are you up to date with current drivers and updates? and what anti-virus program(s) do you have because they might not be compatible. I had a similar problem not too long ago.

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OK i have this problem with these odd freezes occurring. the freeze will happen randomly and then just restart. when it freezes the screen will go to a vertical strips that are the color i have the color scheme set to. i have had this problem for about 4 months now. i have tried replacing the hard drive and motherboard. i have tested the memory sticks as well as run just about every scanner out there. i have reformatted several times. i built the computer myself in January. my spec are i5 quad core processor, 7gb ram, 1.5 tb hard drive, asus p7p55d-e pro, and radeon 5700 series. any help would be great i have spent quite a penny on this computer and its really frustrating that its not working right.
-Thank You

A:computer freezing

Try uninstalling and cleaning away your current antivirus solution. Then install MSE as a replacement.


If there are actual bsod crashes, please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy the files there to any other folder. Then rar or zip them and attach the compressed file to a post.

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Whenever i log in to my user immediately after i click my mouse the system freezes. my cursor still moves, i don't get the blue screen, i have no viruses, i can't open the task manager, i have to turn off the computer manually, and it still works in safe mode. I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp home service pack 3 any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:serious computer freezing

nevermind its working now

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ECS P4M900T-M2 motherboard
intel pentium 925 d 3.0 ghz (xe) dual core
crosair 2048 (2*1024 ddr2-sdram)
nvidea geforce 7300 le
160 gb maxtor hdd
500w power supply
os; xp pro 32bit sp2

The computer is brand new and keeps freezing up, (mouse and keyboard, no number lock lights or caps lock; can't ctrl, alt and del) belongs to a friend of mine and I have been trying to help resolve the issue all day. First off I updated graphic card driver (latest forceware from nvidia) then I ran all the updates on the fresh windows install. I took the casing off and noticed one of the ram clips was not shut properly, my friend clipped it shut before i could stop him and got the blue sceen of death event id 1003, cat 102 (i think)

Anyway thought that might have solved the problem, rebooted, but a little while later it blue screened again (same code), so took the second ram out. No more blue screens but the system started to freeze again. (nothing showing in the event log)

Them I looked for the motherboard drivers, and found that the motherboard with the lastest bios (08-01-11) should have no problems running the intel processors, but that the motherboard in my friend machine was showing up as 08-00-14, so I flashed the bios with the new update to see if that resolved the issue. The computer booted fine,went into bios and restored default setting (optimal) saved and quit.

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A:computer keeps on freezing

You may not have enough RAM; for games, 1GO is a minimum. Try to Restore System if not re-install Win XP as Update.

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