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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.

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Preferred Solution: Help Computer Freezing!!!

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
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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Hello,

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.

Thanks,

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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Hello,

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.

Thanks,

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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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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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.

T:
Hello.

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

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

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 .
RF123
 

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.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:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

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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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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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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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:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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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

Welcme,
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.
 
Dick

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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]
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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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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.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.

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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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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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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.

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

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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
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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Hi my computer keeps freezing, and coming up with pop ups for malware and spyware software.

Here is my hijack list

Thank You

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:30:25, on 03/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\S29mbw\command.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Utility\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Computer Freezing and Pop Ups

Hi and welcome..

Please download Combofix: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe
and save to the desktop.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Post the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.

Notes:
* Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.
* Do not proceed with the rest of the fix if you fail to run combofix
* Disable script blocking if you have NAV installed so it will not interfere with the fix. Trojan Hunter has been reported to detect combofix as Worm.Qiv.100.



Please download, update and run (one at a time of course!) Spybot Search & Destroy v1.4 and Ad-aware SE v1.06 . Fix whatever they suggest.

If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer:

Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer.

Anti-trojan
Please download, update and run the A2 (A squared) anti-trojan. Let it fix whatever it wants to.

Anti-virus
Also, run this pc through the...
Panda Online virus scanner
or
Trend Micro Housecall Online virus scanner

Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then post the log and we will delete i... Read more

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There are some suspisious thingso n my Task Manager>Processors, i ordered it by USERNAME and they were all on linda (my mom's computername)jusched.exeE_FATIACA.EXESaiMFD.exei just end their process but every time i restart they come back on my task manager.Also my computer keeps freezing, its happened 3 times today. heres my hijackthis logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:20:13 PM, on 4/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing

Please don't start any more new topics,you're just confusing the issue at hand.Please make all replies in your original topic here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/88507/xlibsomething254bll/This topic is now closed.

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Riteo lads, I was starting up the computer and I got a big dirty blue screen saying all sorts of nonsense such as:


Page_Fault_In_NonPaged_Area

Uninstall recently installed hardware etc etc

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching and shadowing

And the bit that scares me:

Completed dump of physical memory.

Another warning screen:

Problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32.sys

Driver mistakenly marked a part of its image pageable instead of non-pageable.


Anyone have any idea what this gibberish is about? I guess this is the reason my computer keeps freezing?How do I fix this problem?

cheers?

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scroll down to your error listing
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=244617&sd=RMVP

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my computer keeps on frezzing on me plz need help

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Download and install Speedfan 4.40 -

http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

What are temps prior to freezing?

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Every time I start my computer up, it will get stuck on the hourglass when I click anything such as any desktop icons, shortcuts, objects pinned to my start menu, etc., and my cursor will disappear shortly afterwards. It will stay like this until I restart my computer, and doesn't happen when I'm in safe mode. Comp has windows xp. Anyone know what's causing this and how to fix it?
 

A:Computer keeps freezing?

Being able to boot into Safe Mode is usually a sign of a driver issue.

Also, have you scanned for infections?
 

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This just started happening this evening. My computer will run fine for a little while, but then it'll just lock up and won't respond to anything I do. I have to force it off, then I'll start it up again, and the same thing happens again. I ran Avast and Ad-Aware, but nothing came up (though I had to do it in Safe Mode; could that have affected it?).

Here's my logs. I hope I did everything right. I had to just transfer them to my laptop because the site isn't loading properly on my glitchy computer (plus I didn't want to risk the headaches of it possibly locking up again). I'm eager for a response! Thank you for your time.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:44:13 PM, on 6/14/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UMonit.exe
C:\Windows\jmesoft\hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Users\Eren\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\AD-AWA~1\AdAware.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
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Here's my log. Hope someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:25:22, on 15/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdimon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdiamon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.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 =
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
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 02:15:50, on 17/05/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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Why would my computer be freezing up? Everything just stops working, mouse and all, both portable mouse and in board mouse. I have to force shut it down every time it happens, which is 3 or 4 times a day and more if I am on my computer for a very long time. Could my computer over-heating freeze it up?? Does not feel like it is overheating. I bought the FixMeStick and it does not pick up on any problems of this nature. I am running windows 7. Would it help to load Windows 10?
 

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Whenever i start up my computer its fine for a minute or two but then it freezes. I try to start it back up but it won't let me for a couple of minutes. It also won't let me start in safe mode. Does anyone know what is wrong cause i don't even have enough time to run anti virus or delete something before it freezes. Thanks.
 

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hi Wiggy, is this the same computer we just cleaned up the AIM virus on?
 

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My lap top keeps freezing up no matter what I try. When I try to do a Virus Scan it freezes in the middle of the scan. When I try Spyware scans or scans with Windows Defender it also freezes.
I have reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and it even got stuck during the reinstallation.

If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated.

Steve C.

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Alright I had a post in Game problems but now the problem has extended to Everything. When i am using my computer one of my hard drives makes a click sound... then the computer freezes then after about 5 seconds it works then in about 10secs- 2 mins later it clicks again and does the same thing? anyone got an idea?
 

A:Computer Freezing

It's quite possible that your hard disk is failing and the pauses are caused by it retrying many times to read faulty sectors. If possible get low level diagnostic utils from the drive manufacturer and test the disk. Check the Windows Event Viewer for any events related to disk problems that might be logged. Check in your BIOS if hard disk SMART reporting is enabled and, if so, if there are any SMART events logged. If the disk is failing and you want to continue with your existing setup then you could always get a new disk the same size or larger than the existing one and use something like CloneMaxx (free) to clone the disk contents. If necessary, after cloning you can use some form of non destructive repartitioning/partition resizing to access additional diskspace that may be available. I have used CloneMaxx in the past to clone a badly failing server hard disk and while it too ages (due to many retries on many sectors on the failing disk) it eventually worked and I was able to put the new disk into the server and things worked as if nothing had happened!
 

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I've posted about this issue before and thought I had a solution but it has started to occur again.

My pc locks up during 3D applications constantly. It's a hard lock (no mouse and keyboard use) until I physically reset the machine. I've replaced my motherboard, RAM, Video card, and processor. I've tested another power supply and all the components work fine. I've run Memtest for over 36 hours per stick (2x) of RAM and they have also turned out fine. I even purchased new RAM just to be sure. My PC still locks up in 3D applications.

The funny thing is there are no logs of any errors after reboot. No crash report, no video card driver failure, nothing. System specs are below:

Asus P5N-D Mobo
Intel Q9300 Quad-Core
4gig Cosair XMS2 RAM (2x sticks)
Cosair 620 Watt PS
Nvidia 9800GT (Tried an ATI 1950X as well)
Windows 7 Ultimate (RC) (Installed this after the same issue kept occuring in Windows XP Professional)
No other devices or cards in the box.

Can anyone help?

**edit

I forgot to mention that this only happens with 4gig of RAM installed. I've run for days on 2gig (1x stick) and haven't encountered an error. I have tried each RAM slot independently, as well as in multiple configurations.
 

A:Computer freezing

do u have x32 or x64 os. if u have x32 go in for a x64 it will use the whole 4gigs
 

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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:
Memory
Video
Device Drivers
Bad Motherboard
Bad Devices
System Resources
Software

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

May have too many programs running in the background.
 

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I've been having this very annoying problem of my computer freezing up for the last couple of months. There doesn't seem to be a certain program or number of applications I've got open for it to happen. The computer has even frozen up while nothing is running, other than the basic background stuff overnight. It doesn't happen everyday, or even every night. However, today it happened 4 times in an hour. When it freezes, I don't get an error, or a beep or anything indicating an error, other than the screen and mouse freezing. I'm unable to bring up the Windows Task Manager window using Ctrl Alt Del. I have to click the restart button on the tower itself in order to restart it, which of course means my pc then has to do a full disc scan. I can bypass the scan, but I usually run it, just in case this time it finds an actual error. (it never does though)I've run PC Bug Dr, Ad Aware, Spybot, and AVG and all say there are no errors or viruses on my pc. Please help I have an AMD Athlon 704 MHz, 640 MB of RAMLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:52:14 PM, on 04/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hello Kis and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.For non-malware related performance issues I would suggest posting in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum and let the techs there have a look at the system. They can analyze what's running and make any recommendations for problematic applications. Let them know that you have been to this forum and that no malware was found.Cheers.OT

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Ok so i have a problem. Few days ago i have put a new graphics card in my computer (ATI Radeon 5570 hd) and two additional GB of ram (now i have 4). The next day i started getting (at random intervals) a BSOD. It was a dxgmms1.sys problem. I reinstalled all of the graphiscs drivers and i have updated DirectX. It fixed the problem, but know my computer keeps freezing (again at random intervals). What should i do?

A:Computer keeps freezing

Check what size power supply you have - your graphics card requires a 350w PSU at least.

Good write-up here: Radeon HD 5570 review

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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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Ok, my PC has been freezing up many times per day for the past couple of months since my last reformat. Strange thing is that it would freeze up mainly when I am on the net. Never when I am playing a game or anything like that. I got sick of it and reformatted everything recently. After the format, I loaded up some basic necessary progs and softs that I use alot. Nothing too much. Everything went fine. No freeze ups. The computer was on for a day straight and not ONE problem.

However, a couple days afterwards, I load a couple of other programs AND Windows informs me of updates available. I download the many updates and I do NOT restart like it asks yet. This morning, after alot of overnight downloading, I finally restart my computer. A little while after that, it FREEZES up!! And then it freezes up two more times! It is the exact same thing happening!! I have surmised that:

1- It may be hardware since I have had it awhile and use my computer ALOT. My mobo and chip aren't top of the line.

2- It is not all the things I have downloaded because the PC rarely freezes when using it.

3- I seem to remember having the same problem last format AFTER I downloaded those million Windows fixes. This is, I think, the problem.

My specs:
AMD Duron 850
FIC mobo
384MB RAM
NVIdia Ti200
SBLive!
40 GB WD 7500RPM HD

Windows XP

Is there something like a log I can look at to see what the last thing was happening before it froze? What can I do to detect the reason for all this stupid ... Read more

A:Computer KEEPS freezing. Need help!

Ok the problem will be to do with updates from the ms website.
Visit this website www.labmice.net it will guide through xp.
 

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Hello
 
I, too, am having problems with my computer freezing randomly and have to switch it off completely.  It started a few weeks ago and also had the monitor switching itself on and off too.  For the monitor I updated the drivers at nvidia but it was still doing it intermittently, so today I updated from a Windows update.  However the computer freezing is really bad today (about 6-7 times so far).  I am using:
 
Vista 2007, SP2, 32 bit
Acer Aspire X1800
 
I would really appreciate some assistance.  Please let me know what further info you require (am trying to post this quickly before I freeze again!)
 
Thanks in advance
Mags

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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/dOq0kWhBztC6sEkfQLXvy3y
 
Just reading the other post about freezing, so uploaded speccy as per instructions in there, if it helps!
Thanks
Mags

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please could some one help my computer keeps freezing and vry slow here is my hjt log could anyone look at it to see if i have anything i should not have on it

thanks hank 1966
 

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my computer takes about 3-4 min to load a page and where the screens were white background they are now black. When I click on icons they turn purple and my on screen keyboard keeps popping up everytime i log into my computer.  No mesgs come up when the computer freezes just takes a few minutes them loads the page.

A:Computer freezing

Since you have posted in the Win 7 section of BC, I presume that is your operating system - but can you give us some details like make and model of your computer, what browser you use, who your ISP is and how you connect to the internet ?
 
As a major super-market chain here says 'Every little helps'. If I said anything, at the moment I would just be guessing.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.80 GHz,960 MB of RAM


My computer freezes alot.Sometimes right after boot sometimes longer.I just want it to stop freezing i've tried to Defrag it I have tried Registry Cleaner's Lots of things i just need help. I don;t know what to do.
 

A:Computer is freezing a lot

It could be a problem with memory or the power supply... Is it time to take it to someone that knows computers very well?
 

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Whenever we try to logon to the computer it freezes. We have to hit control alt delete and then start all over a few times. Also the computer freezes when we are on for a little while. What can we do to correct this problem?

A:Computer Freezing

There could be several things wrong but start with the simple things, pull the side cover off, if there is a buildup of dust use a can of compressed air to clean out the heatsink that sits on top of the cpu.

be carefull, don't turn the can of air on its side as this can cause liquid to come out, also do not use a vacum, this can cause static that is harmful to computer parts.

report back if its any better

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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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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
 

A:Why is my computer freezing?

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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Anybody have any suggestions? This is really weird, it was working fine the other day. Now every time I restart the computer is really slow and I can't pull up Internet explorer or update Malware bytes. Whenever I do a scan in safe mode to check for malware the computer finds nothing. When I try to pull up Internet Explorer my computer freezes. When I do a registry check with Ccleaner no problems are found. Does anybody have any idea what is going on?

A:Computer freezing

Which version of IE do you have?If you have version 7 or 8 : Right-click on the desktop IE icon and select Start without addonsIf IE starts, one of your IE addons is malfunctioning. Open IE > Tools > IE Options Select Programs Tab and click on Manage Addons. Disable first third party(non-microsoft) addon that you see there. Then start IE in normal mode and check of IE starts. Do this for all addons to find faulty addons.

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

A:computer freezing

Have you tried burning at a slower speed?

Any error messages in the burn program when this occurs?

Louis

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Having issues with my computer running very slow and IE freezing often.
Cleaned up what I can. Havent found any virus issues, and posted in virus board weeks ago, but get no response so I am assuming it is not malware related.

Any help woud be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Emachines pc model W3653a
running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron CPU E1200 @1.6 GHz
ram 1gig
32bit

Ted
 

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