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Q: Computer freezing up


I need help. My computer keeps freezing up. It also takes forever for it to open an application. Please help.

Preferred Solution: Computer freezing up

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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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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:\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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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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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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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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Hi there,

Please can you help me with my computer freezing problem? it is really annoying to have to reboot my computer all the time.

Any help will be so appreciated,


A:computer freezing

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Hey guys,

I put this computer together a week ago and its working fine except once a day during video playback whether imbeded or using gom player ,wmplayer it freezes up with a loud continuous beep. I just installed the new MOH airborn and it does it every time i play after a few minutes.
after this happens i have to do a complete shutdown(turn power off at supply) to get it to restart.

I am running windows xp pro corp with sp2 on
ASUS m2n-sli delux
AMD 64x2 4200
EVGA nividia 7600gt 256
1024 mb ddr memory

would appreciate any help on this thank you

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I booted my computer the other day, and to my surprise, a few minutes after it started it froze. As in, the mouse wouldn't move and the keyboard wouldn't (ctrl + alt + delete). And also the countdown for windows update froze. So the whole computer just stopped processing.

I turned it off and booted it back up, and the fans started, but didn't stop, when they usually stop after about 5 seconds, so I knew I had a problem. I turned it back off and back on and it froze this time on the loading screen.

Turned it off and on once more and it booted normally, I ran a virus check and it was all clear. Then it just froze again? I'm sensing a hardware issue :/?

Any ideas?


A:Computer freezing

Hi try testing your ram and harddrive
Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums
SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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I have been referred here by an administrator from another thread I posted.

I have pasted parts of that thread here (in red) to give you a background to the problem:

A month or two my pc kept crashing and when I tried to reload I got the BOOTMGR IS CORRUPT. THE SYSTEM CANNOT BOOT. I basically turn PC of and on about 20 times and eventually it started working. Sometimes instead of that message it would say THE FILE HEADER CHECKSUM DOES NOT MATCH THE COMPUTED CHECKSUM. This kept happening with more and more regularity until I contacted Packard Bell who advised to restore to factory settings which I did.

PC worked fine for a month after but I have just returned from a weeks holiday and within five mins of turning PC on, it has happened again.

The problem is back in full force. Freezing, clear white screen then when I reset it either:

1. turns starts to load windows buit then resets itself repeatedly
2. Starts to load windows but then gives the BOOTMGR message
3. Starts to load windows but then gives the CHECKSUM message

One time it even said something about a disk not loading - cant remember the exact message, probably because of the descending red mist...

One time the freeze happened I was listening to Spotify and that kept playing perfectly, yet everything on screen was unresponsive (except the mouse cursor).

On the advice of an admin, I ran memory test, HD tests and then Malware. Upon running the malware scan it found this: TROJ_BHO.RKN

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A:Computer freezing

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix

Link 1
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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop


1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.

How to : Disable Anti-virus and Fi... Read more

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I am having a problem with my computer. It is freezing periodically in intervals of 10-15 mins. Also I am not able to surf many websites. When these sites are opened I get an http of www.www.something.com.org. What should I do to remove this? I have tried running Ad-aware and spy-bot. I've posted my hijack this log below. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:computer freezing

Sorry here is the log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:35:44 PM, on 6/7/2005Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Razer\razertra.exeC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files\Razer\razerhid.exeC:\Program Files\Ares Lite Edition\Ares.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeC:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Jaz\Desktop\hijack\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Re... Read more

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Hello , when ever i play .wmv files (video) or play flas games on yahoo.com my computer just freezes ,and i am forced to do a hard boot . I have tried many diffrent sound cards and video cards , and I have reinstalled windows four times now and still have the same error .. Somebody said I should do a hijack this log , well here it is hope it helps ..
Thanks for your time Bud

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:46:01 PM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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.micro... Read more

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I recently was able to get rid of CWS trojan malware and dialers.
Then I updated IE and microsoft, [mine is a 98] also went to aol 9.0SE. I am not a fan of aol, but lost internet connection and it was all I had.
Currently I use McAfee anti virus and firewalls, have AdAware and Spybot, and since I got rid of the CWS trojan, I have the recent HJT and also have the CWShredder.
My ability to search the web is restricted by my cursor, [computer freezing ].
I am not computer literate, and am not able to understand if my computer has what is needed for space for aol. I can send that info if anyone would be willing to view it and give me an idea of what I need.
I have pop up blockers , furnished by aol, it works fairly well.
I hope this forum area is the place to post this.
Thanks for reading.

A:Computer freezing

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.Download the latest version, from here.Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, hereThen, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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Recently built a new PC with a friend. It runs like a beast but I have been having some issues. It has frozen about 5 times since I got it last week. The freezes happened at various times. Once right before booting up a game, once right after exiting a game, once while in a game, and once while loading firefox. I thought it might be the RAM so I checked the BIOS and changed the RAM timings to default. I also ran memtest for a few hours and it found no errors. After changing the timings I had no freezes for about 3 days, but earlier this afternoon I froze right after booting up when loading firefox again. They are the kind of freezes where I must do a hard reset by holding down the power button.

Possibly related, there are some problems with at least 2 USB ports. I have a wireless mouse/keyboard and USB WiFi adapter. Sometimes the mouse will start lagging. When this happens, the internet speed nearly dies. (In other words, mouse lagging and drop in internet speed happens at the same time). It will take several minutes to load a website. The problem will go away on its own eventually, or right away if I reboot.

Any suggestions on what I can do?

Intel i7 2600K (not overclocked)
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67
Radeon 6870 x2
G.SKILL Sniper Series (4 x 4GB) 1866 (PC3 14900)
Windows 7 64-bit of course
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Su... Read more

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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
NVIdia Ti200
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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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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I have searched through several threads on this forum relating to my problem, and I'm unable to find anyone whose problem exactly duplicates mine.

My system consists of the following:
Gigabyte 7VTXE+ M/board with VIA chipset
AMD Athlon XP1800+ CPU
256mb DDR PC2100 (Samsung brand)
Samsung 20Gb HDD
Gainward GF4 Ti4200 vid card
Soundblaster Live 5.1 sound card
Genius 56k modem
some poxy no name brand network card
Aopen 40/12/48 cd writer
running Win2k pro with sp3

My problem started when I replaced the CPU. I used to use a 900 Duron in the exact same system with no problems at all, as soon as I installed the XP1800 it just randomly froze, but VERY regularly and I can't Ctrl-Alt-Del my way out of it. I'm lead to believe that it may be power supply. Also, I plugged in my friends Leadtek GF2 GTS pro vid card, and it runs a bit more reliably, but I now receive runtime errors, but with nowhere near the regularity.

HELP!! Any advice would be gratefully received, as I am about at my wits end.


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Hello guys Well i finnaly fixed the BSOD with the help of the people here and a new problem has appeared, i honestly feel cursed "sigh".Ok i followed all the regular procedures spybot, clean the temp file, spydoctor and registry cleaner. Checked for defragment and scandisk but my system says not needed. Now the problem is that while i play a game or listening to music or watching a movie my computer freezes. From my event viewer i get this:The IPSEC Services service terminated with the following error: The authentication service is unknown. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.When i follow the procedure (I enteR "sc query IPSEC" i get this:Service_name: IPSECType: 1 Kernel DriveState: 4 Running (Stppable, Not Pausable, Ignores shutdown)Win32 Exit code : 0 (0x0)Service Exit code: 0 (0x0)Checkpoint : 0x0Wait_Hint : 0X0If you guys need any more information pls let me know, and thanks for your time.

A:Computer Freezing

Re the IPSEC notification: Do you have the NetBIOS protocol enabled?

Not sure that error relates to your freezing.


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im not a computer buff, so when answering this please try use simple terms. i recently put in a dvd/ cd drive, and loaded the additional software that came with it. but since then when i play games like alias, sims2 and tomb raider after about 30min of play it freezes, not only the game but the computer too, ctrl, alt, del doesnt work only reseting the computer does. pls help!!!!

A:freezing of my computer

your graphics card is probably a low end card and cannot keep up with the high end graphics of most games.

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Awhile ago i built a comp for myself. And now i'm building one for my cousin, same components. But for some reason the one i built for him freezes. Can anyone help me trouble shoot this? It doesnt freeze up right away, i had to wait awhile for it to go bad.

Motherboard: Asus p5n-d
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640gb
Graphics Card: Xfx 9800 gt 512mb
PSU: Coolmax 700watts
Vista 64bit

The first signs of the comp freezing was during vista install. I had to keep on reinstalling vista because it freezes during install. But i managed to install vista clean. I tried swapping out components from my computer (because i know my computer works without a problem) but still it freezes. I tried switching the memory sticks to different slots, and doing 1 stick at a time, nothing works. Seems like when i put in 2 memory sticks, it freezes up faster. How would i know if its the memory's problem? or the motherboard? or the cpu? So i can return it and get a replacement.

A:Help! my computer keeps on freezing

You got a bad power supply unit. It's from an unreputable brand, cheapo crap, you were lucky that even the one you used for your own worked properly. Get a quality unit from Corsair, OCZ, Enermax, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic. 600 W should be well enough.

This is just a guess, as we haven't really tested anything, but based on that your tried several good-known components from your own rig, it's very probable.

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Hey there guys, Im in a need of help. After I've solved problems with your help (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122718.html and http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123368.html) everything worked fine. Then one day, I turn my PC on and it starts lagging. Later it just started freezing etc. Now, I noticed it freezes when I run a game, when my graphics cards controller startups are working and when I use my CD/DVD-Rom.

I decrease my BIOS Onboard Video Memory from 8MB to 4MB.
Tried decreasing the AGP to 4X on my Video cards controller.

I've been reading around on what could be the problem. Well, my CPU is fine, looking from the pic bellow.

My specs:

1,25 GB or RAM.
Windows XP Pro SP3
ATI RADEON 9600 Graphics card.
2 Hard drives with enough disc space or anything.

That's about it, I hope you will help me fix this, cuz it is fustrating having all of these problems.

A:Computer freezing

Could be the power supply. Could be the graphics card which could be related to the drivers or overheating. Could be quite a number of things really. Lowering the amount of memory the onboard video is using in the bios shouldnt change anything because it should be using the ATI 9600. Also lowering the AGP speed shouldn't make a difference.

Are you saying it is laggy all the time in Windows, and freezes completely in games?

My system showed signs of this when my graphics card overheated. Have you tried opening the case and checking the state of the fans on the graphcs card? The 9600 is a pretty old card - if you havent blown the dust out of the fan recently (a spraycan of air is best for that) that could be the problem.

In fact, open it and give it a clean anyway

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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:


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?


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From viewing similar previous posts, I see it is helpful to post my computer specification:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Model: Dell Dimension E521

BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v.6.00PG

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs)

Memory: 1982MB RAM

Page file: 484MB used, 3391MB available

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

My computer freezes randomly (It's never when I do something specific), preventing me from doing anything for 10-15secs at a time. Also, when shutting my computer down, it will not shut down and instead remain on the "Windows is shutting down" screen until I manually shut it down.

Any help would be appreciated - if you require further information then please ask and I will do my best.

A:Computer keeps freezing up

I am going to suggest you have a process (1 at least) that is running a LOT and doesn't want to shut down which prevents Windows from shutting down.

As a first check, download, run and attach the log for HijackThis;


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My computer keeps freezing on me during start up and sometimes right after startup. Then when I restart it tells me that windows had a problem repooting and i can start in safe mode, start with last known good configuration, or start normally. No matter what i chose it still locks up. What do I need to do.

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Hello,1st time poster. I have my friends PC here and I am looking for problems on it. He claims that it is freezing up at any given time. I already asked him what programs are running when it happens. He said it can be any programs that are open when it freezes up. I ran ad aware in safe mode and found a few tracking cookies. The ad aware was also updated. I checked his task manager to see his running processes and CPU usage. There is alot in there, but i manually checked each listing to ensure it is not obvious spyware, malware, etc. He said it happens when he is online, but admitted that the only time his PC is on is when he is online. I decided to turn to HJT and try posting to see if anyone else could please check to see if there is anything that i am missing. I appreciate the help very much.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:03:13 PM, on 5/26/2005Platform: 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\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

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Hello musicman_367 and welcome to the BC forums. The only thing I see that should be removed is the MyWay Search Bar so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Click Start.Open My Computer.Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known types option.Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.Click OK.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already go... Read more

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I have had this problem for a while now but now it is getting very bad with the computer freezing as much as like every hour sometimes.

A noticeable thing that happens when my computer freezes is the computer sounds like it is in under stress and is working hard at something.

I recorded the time of when the computer froze and went into Event Viewer to see if I can find anything at that time and I found a lot of stuff.

I have uploaded a .evtx file with the information that event viewer gave me on the time when the computer froze.

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What was the time this happened?

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My computer has been freezing on me so I tried narrowing it down. Since the original problem, I have replaced the motherboard, the RAM, the CPU, and ran chckdsk on all of the drives with no problems found. I downloades speedfan 4.24. I am not being allowed to post a link here but that is the only way i can figure how to show you the screenshot of my speedfan. ninjaasylum .com/speedfan.JPG that is how my speedfan is reading. can anybody help? I am losing major time and getting further and further behind in work!

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Hello everyone. I am experiencing a problem where my computer freezes when I play a game. It doesn't BSOD, simply the image and the sound freezes. Five minutes after I connect to a Counter Strike: Source server or when a Modern Warfare 3 match starts, my computer freezes. This does not occur 100% of the time as I was able to play a session of Counter Strike: Source without this problem occurring. This problem has not occurred outside of gaming. However, this has happened a total of three times in less than two days. This is only happening after there was a power outage in my home. My computer is new and custom made, I will list the specs:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty
Power Supply: Corsair HX750
Processor: Intel 2500k (no overclock)
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz. (no overclock)
Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 280 (no overclock) - Driver 285.62
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Network Card: Bigfoot Killer 2100
HDD 1: Samsung 320GB 7,200RPM
HDD 2: Western Digital 250GB 7,200RPM
DVD: HP dvd1260
Case: Corsair 650D

Here's a video of the problem occurring: Video
Here are some images taken from my cell phone: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4

Thanks for the help!

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Hi there.

For a few weeks now my laptop has been freezing (as in all functions stop, it isn't shutting down by itself though) usually every two days although yesterday and the day before, it was two days in a row.

What's strange is that it only ever happens between 8 & 10pm. I've sometimes left my computer on all night (after that time) and it never has this problem or earlier during the day.

Also, it hasn't happened during that time period, when I've disconnected the internet (I disconnect the internet when I watch dvds otherwise it's likely to freeze).

I've done scans for viruses and spyware but it isn't finding anything other than tracking cookies.

Here's my system info.

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
Processor: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~790MHz
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Physical RAM: 446MB
Virtual Memory: 2047MB

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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A:Need Help - Computer Keeps Freezing

Hello ash24,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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okay I need your help.I run windows vista ultimate x86I haven't done anything different, installed anything or executed anything different since last month so it could be hardware related.My OS freezes after a regular boot (I'm writing this is safe mode) in fact. all applications freezes leaving me with the mouse to go around. Any call to programs fail. no error, no blue screen so it could be my harddrive (FOR THE 4th TIME THIS YEAR I MIGHT LOOSE AN HDD)anyways, here's my hijackthis logs. anything suspicious?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:05:14 PM, on 07/10/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\appz\Comodo\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exeC:\Program Files\appz\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.mic... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Hi. I have Windows XP. I recently had a virus that was resolved a couple weeks ago. Ever since my computer periodically freezes for no apparent reason. Here are my logs. I do not have access to a Windows Install disc, or a Boot CD. Thanks.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Will at 18:28:39.79 on Fri 02/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.559 [GMT 0:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
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A:Computer keeps freezing

BUMP, please

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hi, my computer had been slowing up for quite some time and it was freeze and also the dreaded BSOD.

i installed some new RAM and this has certainly helped with the speed as its never been so quick!! no more BSOD either. but it does still like to freeze every now and again. any one have any other solutions???

A:computer freezing!!

Can you provide more information about your system ? motherboard make and model processor, ram, hdd, powersupply all that

When was the last time you actually formatted your hard drive?

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I have a Compaq Presario 7000. It has XP Pro with 256MB RAM. For some reason the computer freezes after 30 minutes or so of being powered on. I thought it was bad RAM.

I remove the old ram and replace with new one and still does it.

Any ideas?


A:Computer Freezing

Test for overheating.

Pull the side cover and place a small desk type fan blowing air into the case. If it stops, you have found the cause; overheating.

If that does not work, restart the system in safe mode. While in safe mode run an app that will stress the system like prime95. If it runs prime95 for an hour or two without errors, you have a problem with a driver, software app, etc. If it locks up in safe mode, you have a hardware issue.

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