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Windows 7 upgrade locks up-help please

Q: Windows 7 upgrade locks up-help please

I have a dell XPS l{ess then 1 year old} quad core Intel processor plenty of memory and all. I am trying to upgrade to win 7. The compability manager says I am fine for the upgrade. During the installation the computer seems to be locked up about 3 quarters of the way through. The progress bar is simply stopped. I started the install about 11:00pm and it's now 5:25am. Should it take this long? This is the 2nd time I have tried this and the same thing has happened both times. The only way to abort it to restart the machine and then of course I will have lost all the vista files and updates. any suggestions? Should I just let it keep going? Calling Dell is a joke of course. Thanks in advance!

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A: Windows 7 upgrade locks up-help please


So surprised that you are having this problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 and I installed Windows 7 without any problems whatsoever. In any event, hopefully this link will provide some information
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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System booting to Windows 8.1 just fine. After upgrading to Windows 10, the boot process stops and locks on the HP logo screen. A keyboard key must be depressed before it will begin loading the OS into memory and displaying the Windows Logon screen. Through no fault of the user, this symptom occurs and HP wants to charge to have it fixed. Why? The user followed the instructions from Microsoft for upgrading. Then the HP causes this symptom. Please help. Thank you.

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I recently upgrade my OS from 8.0 to wind 10 in hoping that this will fix the issues of my computer freezes and locks up which requires me to reboot a few times before the computer gets to a point it get stable to function for awhile. I had the same issues before under win 8 when I built my machine. Recently I had to rebuilt my pc because the mb died on me. I purchased a new mb, ram, cpu, one nee hd, and video card and blu ray burner.

It took me hours to load win 8 from my OEM disk until my need hd, often would locks up during installation before i could finishing installing win 8. Now download win 10 upgrade and install it over win 8. The installation was a snap! But I still have problems as before. Recently I install win 10 clean and remove win 8 to see if that could help the issues still there. I ran a MEMtest to see if I had a memory issues nothing. I bought a new psu too the issues are there.

I had this constant issue since win 8 OEM and I can't figure out what the problems. Are there any free diagnosis programs to run to find out the issue is? My gut feeling is the OS itself from win 8 before I install win 10 over it.

PC spec
blu ray burner from LG
Gygabite MB 970A-UD3P
AMD FX Black Ed 6300 AM3+
Crucial 8GB 1600 Dimm
EVGA GT730 1 GB D3 video card
3 WD Blue 1 TB ea HD
1 WD Green 1 TB HD
TP LInk wifi card model TL-WN881ND
OS win 8 64 bit then download win 10 ISO
PSU 600w

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I've been trying to install a Windows XP upgrade on my system for at least a month, and I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is. I've tried formatting using FAT32, FAT32 (LBA), and NTFS filesystems, I've tried uninstalling incompatible hardware drivers, I've tried changing myriad BIOS options, and I can't seem to get it to install properly. It always seems to lock up during the part of the installation process where it detects devices. I've gone through just about all of Microsoft's support site for XP and haven't found anything that has helped me yet.

Anyone have any experience with similar situations?

Here are my system specs:

Operating System: Windows Millennium Edition [Me] (4.90.3000)
Processor: 2083 MHz AMD AthlonXP
Memory: 1024 MB
Screen Resolution: 640 by 480
Web Browser: MSIE 6.0.2800.1106
Graphics card: MSI Geforce3 Ti4800 SE
Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X
Sound: AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)

No peripherals connected
No other software installed

A:XP upgrade locks up during install

Pull the sound card and modem (if installed) and any Network card as well. Then remove them in Device Manager as well if they don't disappear on their own after booting. Then give it another try.
To go to extremes, uninstall the printer driver as well. You say all peripherals are unplugged so that's about all you can do other than try a different video card. Have you checked that your video card is XP compatible?

Good luck.

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I am using an Inspiron 1525 made by DELL and running Vista (Home Prem). I'm posting this request for help from another machine because mine booted into a screen that says

"Do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing upgrade 1 of 1".

But no upgrades are taking place (since the modem is idle) and I cannot get past this screen. Using cntrl+alt+delete does not work because the keyboard is locked out. I have tried to power off and then reboot while tapping or pressing F8 but I cannot get into SAFE mode. Instead the display is "restoring Windows" then it loads the message "Do not power off... etc".

This is so frustrating. I would appreciate some help please.

A:Vista upgrade locks up

do you have the vista disc to repair installation/boot ?


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Hi, I'm not sure where else to go but if you have a forum that you think would be able to answer this better, please redirect me.

My computer is about 2-3 years old. I tend to take good care of it but I'm having a locking up issue.

Problem: I use my computer mostly for Solidworks and some pretty heavy games. It typically does not freeze while in use. However, some times when it is not in use, it freezes and automatically resets itself.
Other times, I'll be doing some light work and it will freeze like it was 1995, mouse wont move, audio stuck on repeat, and the only option I have, is to do a hard restart.

Confusing parts: When the computer boots back up, I cannot hit enter or anything to get the computer to select "Start windows in normal mode" as opposed to safe mode. The only keyboard I can get to work with that is my Logitech rubber dome keyboard. My mech keyboards don't register. Even my wired Logitech keyboard G510s doesn't register. ONLY my cheapy one (I'll see if I can find you a model number if you need it) . Even more confusing is that my wired mouse won't respond either. The only peripherals that do respond use wireless (not all from one brand, the only commonality is that they're all wireless and work in the bios screens)

Going further down the rabbit hole: When I removed 2 of the 4 memory sticks upon my last boot up. My mech keyboard was recognized in the bios and I was able to select "start windows in normal mode." I don't know if this w... Read more

A:Computer locks/freezes up when not in use after a memory upgrade,

If you think its your memory slots just use 1 stick, try the 4 slots one at a time.

Also see your OCing reset to default see if it still happens...


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I attemted an upgrade from win98 to XP on a 333 mhz computer with 64 megs ram and everything went fine at first. There was no error message about the computer being too slow.

Here is what happened:
I started upgrading, everything was very straight forward. Then it finished what it called "preparing comptuer for setup" and wanted to reboot.

Now, at reboot it goes to a blank screen after I choose either "continue with xp setup" or "cancel xp setup". I tried just about everything I knew, but no matter what, it goes to the blank screen.

Was the computer too slow to handle it, or did something just go wrong?

A:Attemp upgrade to XP on slow computer. Now locks at startup.

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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My computer locks up while using internet explorer. It also locks up during shutdown. It seems to run fine if I am doing anything else.

So far, I have tried:
Clean up
Ad Aware
Avast virus scan

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:05:44 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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I've posted on the Malware removal forum before. This is the first time I've posted here.

SPECS (all stock that came with the system):
CPU: Intel Pentium E5400 2.70 GHz
RAM: 6 GB Total - 3 sticks DDR3 Apacer 2048 MBytes PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
GPU: Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset 2814 MBytes
PSU: 300-Watt (115V~6A, 230V~3A, 50/60Hz)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

A few weeks back my dad had somebody look at his computer and "fix" some problems. However, I don't know what was wrong with it. Whenever I used it I saw no problems. Now after whoever looked at the computer messed with it, Windows Explorer frequently locks up for a moment and then it displays a WerFault.exe - Application Error that states "The instruction at (some address) referenced memory at (same address). The memory could not be written. Click on OK to terminate the program." The lock ups appear to happen at ramdom because it locks up when sitting idle as well.

The computer itself doesn't crash and there are no BSOD. I looked at the Event Logs in the Event Viewer and found errors occuring "Windows Logs\Application" portion. When looking at the error details, they all had a common link. All had "Faulting module name: fslsp_x64.dll_unloaded" and "Faulting module path: fslsp_x64.dll." (I have attached a notepad file with 5 of the most recent errors from the event logs).

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A:Windows Explorer frequently locks then get werfault.exe application error (Windows 7)

This should solve your issue

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When I boot my computer everything goes fine until i get to the login screen that is when Windows freezes on me. I cant do anything except pull out the plug and restart. The mouse and keyboard dont respond I dont even get to login. The computer boots fine in safe mode though.
Thanks for your help

A:Windows locks-up

Boot to XP cd and run "R" recover console and type in" chkdsk r " to run checkdisk if you have an XP cd.Vista unfortunately does not have a recovery console.... If it won't run and fix this I would say your hard drive is toast and you need to copy off what you can quickly.

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Bought a HP 15 laptop 2 months ago, it hasn't worked correctly since initial boot up when it loaded its Windows 10.  repeatedly locks up after sleep mode, and then will not respond on a re-start.  This is an off and on thing, one day I can get on it, the next moment I can't.   Cortana keeps forgetting she has already been set up also.    Can not get into it at all now,  spent all evening trying to get it to respond on startup and it never would.  I can sign on, but then basically nothing happens after that.  No error code ever comes up, but sometimes it displays message stating appication is not reponding.  There is now a background picture of a winter scene that I did not select for the display, and windows does not respond after that has loaded.  Task manager not reponding, can not even do a proper shutdown.   Just stunned that its so new yet it doesn't work

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XP locks up constantly, I believe that it's either my registry is corupt or that I have some virus has infected my computer.

Here is my HJT log

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Smith Micro Shared\FAX\SMLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\iWare\iWare Mouse\3.2\lwbwheel.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\RFA\rfagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rich Simeoni\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msn.com/
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I have just purchased an off-lease computer from an online warehouse company. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 530, with integrated graphics and 2gb DDR2 Samsung RAM. Once my computer has been running for about half an hour or so, it will lock up for about 7 seconds, then unlock for a bit, repeating this process. A reset will fix this problem temporarily. In between lockups, I managed to get into the task manager and under the "Performance" tab, every time it locked up, the usage of my first core would skyrocket to 100%, the second core showed no jump in usage. I could not pinpoint the process which is causing this because each time a lockup would occur, under the "Processes" tab, it would read no spikes in CPU usage.

I have removed one of the sticks of RAM to see if it was the culprit. If the lockup occurs again, I will try to replace the stick I left in with the on that I removed. I am actually using the computer on which this problem occurs, running with only 1 RAM stick. It seems to be working for now. But I have a feeling that a lockup will occur again shortly. Any help or info would be appreciated.

I have uploaded a screen shot of Task Manager at the time of a series of lockups. Here is the link: http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/masterelyt/asdf.jpg

A:Windows XP locks up

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I have just purchased an off-lease computer from an online warehouse company. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 530, with integrated graphics and 2gb DDR2 Samsung RAM. Once my computer has been running for about half an hour or so, it will lock up for about 7 seconds, then unlock for a bit, repeating this process. A reset will fix this problem temporarily. In between lockups, I managed to get into the task manager and under the "Performance" tab, every time it locked up, the usage of my first core would skyrocket to 100%, the second core showed no jump in usage. I could not pinpoint the process which is causing this because each time a lockup would occur, under the "Processes" tab, it would read no spikes in CPU usage.

I have removed one of the sticks of RAM to see if it was the culprit. If the lockup occurs again, I will try to replace the stick I left in with the on that I removed. I am actually using the computer on which this problem occurs, running with only 1 RAM stick. It seems to be working for now. But I have a feeling that a lockup will occur again shortly. Any help or info would be appreciated.

I have uploaded a screen shot of Task Manager at the time of a series of lockups. Here is the link: http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...relyt/asdf.jpg

A:Windows XP locks up

Install Itty Bitty Process Manager and pay attention to what process/executable is responsible for spiking the CPU.

More than likely it's malware, however it could also be a 3rd party software's "updater"(or similarly useless) function. Usually uninstalling, then reinstalling the software fixes it.

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My sons HP pc boots very slow windows log on works during widows start up pc freezes. Tried safe mode it locked tried last know good setings boot it locked and tried system restore all dates shown freeze also tried disabling the reboot!! need help

A:Windows xp locks up

What is the complete HP model? Any changes, error messages/details, virus infections, heat problem or issues before this started?

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Ok, I can't get my new windows 7 installation to run for more than 15 minutes without locking up. The computer stops accepting keyboard and mouse input (the cursor won't even move).

My specs are as follows

GIGABYTE MA78GM-US2H motherboard
AMD dual core athlon 2.5 Ghz
EVGA Nvidia Gforce 9400 GT
WD 1TB green HDD

Since it locks up like this i don't even get an error code, I still have the problem when i am trying safe mode with networking. I have disabled the onboard video card in the BIOS and I am still having this problem.

Thank you,


A:Windows 7 locks up.

Hello Stevedv, & Welcome,

We need more info about your RC x64, I had to install with only 2gb memory on several computers for the first install. Did you burn your .iso at 4x speed ? Was it a good solid error free download ? There are a lot of great members here to help.

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Computer locks up for no reason. It has been doing it from the first day I got it. Febuary 07- 02. computer is Protec. 18gig hard drive. AMD 1gig proceser. computer locks up in many diffrent areas. After playing games. After working pictures. Some times just trying to load Windows. How do I keep the windows from locking up?? My user name Is [email protected]

A:Windows XP Locks Down

The first thing to check is if the CPU is over heating. Check your BIOS for Hardware Health, which should show the temperature.

If that not a problem I would try a System Restore, which can be found within the System Tools folder menu or by running MSCONFIG. When you run it pick a restore date before the problems started. Good luck.

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After about an hour my system locks up. When I hit Atrl-Alt-Del it gives CPU usage at 100%. I know this seems similar to a posting earlier ,but I'm not sure it is the same.No matter what I'm doing it seems to be always on the hour mark .give or take a minute or two. I can be playing a game on line or doing absolutely nothing, but once the PC is running for 60Min's it jumps straight up to 100% CPU usage and i have to reboot by manually switching off PC.
I'm using avg and it shows no virus, I've used trend on line with the same result. I've tried spy-ware removers ,Trojan removers and even system roll backs but all with the same result. It still; happens here is a hijack this log to see if this sheds any light on the subject.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 16:20:21, on 16/07/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Juke... Read more

A:Windows Locks up

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I just bought the ATI Wonder TV tuner card. When I originally installed it, it worked fine. I was having a problem with a joystick so I removed the card to minimize the devices and narrow down my source of problems. I have the joystick working properly ( Gravis driver issue resolved )but when I re-installed the ATI Wonder, it now locks up as soon as I start it. I can hear the sound from the channel but my screen just freezes up and I have to reboot. I've uninstalled the software and drivers and re-installed them a few times and even removed the card and re-installed that. It worked for me one time after a re-install but after I closed the program and entered it again, the screen locked up. It appears that it locks up as soon as the programs starts running.

I am using ATI Multimedia 2.0 software.

A:ATI Wonder TV - windows locks up...

sounds like you have a conflict between the two devices. You can always take the other out and try the vid card to verify. Probably need to check you irq's and see if the two are sharing.

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After using Windows XP normally for some time the screen just freezes and locks up. I can reset my machine and boot up again and XP will lock up after a quick time. Help please !

A:Windows XP Locks Up

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I am puzzled by the symptoms of the new system...

CPU: i5-2500K
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-C14
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE
OS drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120GBs
HDD: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM (SATA 3)
Optical drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 (SATA)
Memory: Corsair DDR3 1333 Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Video card: HIS Silence H557HR1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16
The system runs well and has around 30 Celsius degree temperature at idle. With the Prime95 torture running for a half an hour, the temperature is 60 Celsius degree. The fan-less video card's temperature is around 45 Celsius degree. The motherboard temperature is couple of degrees lower than the CPU idle temperature. All the latest drivers, service packs, patches had been installed.

The issue is that the system locks up solid; no keyboard/mouse control is possible and the reset button does not work. The only way to restart the system is with the power switch. Upon reboot, Windows does complain about "improper shutdown"; however, no errors in the event logs.

The lock up could happen using any of the programs, Firefox, Macrium, etc., but it did not happen during the torture test with Prime95 using 98% memory utilization. I have a feeling that this is some hardware related problem, but I am lost as to where to start?

Does anyone have an idea where to start?

A:Windows 7 locks up...

Check your RAM with Memtest.

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I have a problem with windows XP locking up. The PC boots normally, showing the little blue lights scrolling across and the Windows XP logo but then it goes to a blue screen (light blue with darker blue bands on top and bottom) with a smaller ?Windows XP? and the four color logo. At this point it is locked up and nothing works. Not ctl/alt/delete, no keys, nothing. I booted in safe mode and the same thing happened. I tried ?repair? from setup and it did not fix the problem. Does any one have any idea how to resolve this? Thanks.

Jim W.

A:windows XP locks up

Hi jwald and welcome to TSF !

What are your complete system specs ?

What's the brand and model of the computer ? If this is some brand computer with an OEM installation of XP you can't use a regular XP CD to repair XP. Did you use an XP CD with the same service pack as what was installed on your computer ?

Try last known good configuration in the same menu as safe mode.

Boot on the XP CD, press 'R' to access the recovery console and at the c:\windows\ prompt type chkdsk c: /R to check the hard drive for errors.

Try to boot on a minimal hardware : leave only one ram stick and the system drive (and the video card if it's not integrated) and remove all the other pci cards and drives.

Can you boot another OS on that computer ? Try an Ubuntu live CD, there's an option to test Ubuntu without installing anything on the drive. If that works the hardware should be fine.

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Every 2-4 days of intermittent use Windows 8 GUI locks up no matter what is happening. The mouse cursor will move and the heartbeat disk light still flashes every second so the hardware and Windows 8 are still intact.
The GUI lock up can happen during use or sitting idle. When using the computer I will notice signs it is about to lock up. For example, for a few seconds, I can still click different icons or windows but the app I clicked will highlight but will not start or the window I clicked will get the focus but not come to the foreground.
I even find the system in this locked state while waiting for me to login.
I have disabled all auto-start services, except McAfee Security Center 12.1, in task manage but still had the problem.
Now, I typically restart the computer before I sit down to work with it so it will not lock up while I have files open.
Here is my computer:
System Information
Time of this report: 7/20/2013, 08:28:51
       Machine name: GJB7
   Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: XPS 8300 
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A:GUI Locks up-Windows 8

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AIM locks up after 10-20 mintes of use. Even task manager will not shut down AIM. I have tried AIM 5.9 and 5.1. Ran Adaware spy program and am clean.

I tried resetting the port to 1080 and middleman software, neither helped.

I ran hijack this in looking at threads here but did not see anything too harmful but I do not have a trainign eye.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:AIM locks up on Windows XP

Just curious did you run ad-aware SE or the old ad-aware version. Also run spybot. Be sure to do updates each and everytime before you do than scan if you haven't already.

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I have a Compaq laptop with windows XP about 5+ years old. Windows locked up a week ago so I had to cold stop the computer. After I restarted it, it did it again. I'm unable to remove any programs because the screen goes black and it freezes. I went to microsoft to check for up dates and it recommended an update. I can't install the update because it freezes and locks up, screen goes black so I the only option I have is to shut it down and try again. I've also noticed that if I leave it setting for a while, it normally goes into sleep mode. All I had to do was move the mouse or press any key and it would start up. But now it won't do that. It freezes up. I have to shut it down and restart it. If I can't install updates, remove/uninstall programs, what can I do?

A:Windows XP locks up

Can you boot to safe mode? If so, open a command prompt and type chkdsk /f this will check and fix errors on your drive.

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I am currently trying to fix a pc. its a acer aspire pc running windows 7 home 64bit. The pc boots up to showing the windows logo screen then the screen goes black as if it trying to load the desktop up. after about minute with black screen the pc reboots.

I have access to safe mode without any problems but cant seem to find why it wont boot.
I have tried a clean boot by disabling all non ms services and stopping all background loads same thing happens.
Event viewer shows a few errors appearing from a few days ago and one is failing to load a bunch of drivers as well as few otther 7001 errors reguarding smb miniredirector.

i run chkdsk and nothin came off it and the machine wont complete a sfc /scannow as it gets about 10% in and comes up with windows resource protection error.

i am trying to avoid complete reinstall cos the data on there. is there anything else i could possible try to get windows to boot normally?


A:windows locks up after windows screen but i can use safe mode.


I have run the sf diagnostic tools and uploaded the zip if that any help.

many thanks

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Hi all,
Periodically while using my Windows 7 laptop the keyboard will lock up, and not allow me to type into anything. I've noticed it while using the keyboard's built-in keyboard, and a PS2 keyboard as well. To fix the problem I have to restart the computer. Does anyone know about this issue and if there's a better way to fix it?

A:Keyboard locks up in Windows 7

Assuming you can use the mouse, can you navigate to Device Manager, click "show hidden devices" and report if there are any flagged devices, particularly the keyboard and/or mouse.

Despite it's Win7, there could be some hardware in conflict. I didn't think it could happen until one day it did.

Also, try a USB keyboard and see if the result is the same.

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Hello Tech Guy! I am a new member. Maybe you can help me?

I have a HP Pavilion laptop circa 2007 2MB RAM running Windows XP SP3 with all latest Windows updates applied to date. I have a licensed copy of Malwarebytes installed which updates the virus signature daily. I also have their new add-on "Cameleon", which prevents viruses from shutting down Malwarebytes. I have no other virus SW installed. I have all scanning options turned on and active. I access the Internet via broadband/cable. I sometimes use 2 monitors as my desktop.
I try to keep starup programs and background processes at a minimum. I do not use the PC for music and look at very little video. I clean out \Temp directories regularly and run full virus scans now and then. I have not had a virus in 3-4 years that I know of.

My problem is this:
When the computer is on for a few hours the video gets corrupted. The windows and dialogs I am viewing become blank, buttons disappear, text and menus disappears in any program running. Buttons no longer work. This happens even if no applications at all are running. If I return to my computer after an hour or so the desktop icons are sort of black and no longer function. CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing, and I am forced to use the power switch to shutdown and then reboot. When I reboot, all seems OK, until it happenes again.

I have been looking for a solution for many months. I did check all my drivers in the Device Manager, and all look OK (no yellow tags on any of the... Read more

A:Windows XP Gets Corrupt & Locks

LOL..."I have never sinned (seriously I don't think you have)...and my PC is dying." Your PC has never gone anywhere evil, but it is corrupt anyway. Oh brother...

Sorry, that's a funny commentary on PCs to me...

I'll see if I can get my head on straight to help the perfect PC. This might take awhile...

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I'm not sure this post is in the right section so if not, please advise or move it;

My new windows 7 PC on my office network has been trouble plagued since new a month ago. I had a thread going about printer sharing also and had some luck on that.

When starting windows up those 4 colored dots that swirl and form the windows logo stop about 1/3 the way and the PC locks up. Even when it doesn't lock up, those dots stop for a second before moving on to a successful start. The failure to start happens about 1 in 5. I used the start-up manager to move all start-up items to a delay with no success. I have used "system restore" to move back 3 weeks, as far back as I have restore points, with no luck. I have also tried the recommended "windows failed to start" diagnostics with no luck. All that was recommended was go back to an earlier restore point which as mentioned, did not do anything.


A:Windows 7 locks on start-up

Perform a clean startup to determine if there are any processes/services that are causing the delayed start/hangup:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Norton can be a culprit in this area - uninstall it for testing purposes only and reboot to see if anything changes.

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Alright... I installed a second hd on a win98 machine. After much difficulty with ezinstall I got the second drive formated. When I restarted the computer it froze at the windows 98 start screen. I got in using safe mode, the primary HD still has all it's files, and the second/slave drive it listed in My Computer, empty. Any ideas why after installing a second HD the computer would decide not to boot? The Hd is a western digital, the jumpers and cables are correct. Checked them twice. Any ideas, other than reinstalling windows. Thanks

A:2nd harddrive locks up windows

i have instald second hard drives like 20 times and never had that problem , execpet one time when esd got my mobo ,

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So my computer was acting up for a few days and it would run and then all of a sudden lock up and I would have to restart.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional,

OS - Windows 7
? x64
? Full retail version upgrade
? Age of system < 3 years+
? CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800
? Video Card - Some MSI one (not sure of exact, will figure it out)
? MotherBoard - ASUS m2v-mx
? Power Supply -Antek 350WATT

I've removed basically everything from the computer, my tv tuner, usb card, graphics card, replaced the ram

I've also tried switching out the power supply to no avail.

The hard drive is still good since I swapped it into another computer and it runs fine.

So what happens is using the integrated graphics it will boot until the windows 7 login screen and then lock up and the screen goes distorted.

If I put back in my graphics card it wont even get to the login screen and it'll lock up as its loading.

Not sure what is happening?


A:Windows 7 Boot & Locks Up

Hello Cheekin,

Do you have any information in Event Viewer ?? We might need more information to troubleshoot such issues. Follow this link and download this software SF Diagnostic Tool and run the Reports for Event Viewer, Driver Query and System information. and post the results here.

Good Luck,

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I recently had a problem with my computer. Got a blue screen that said something about checking the BIOS memory but first to uninstall the last software I loaded. I did uninstall, but blue screen came up a few more times, and finally a black screen that wouln't allow me to load the operating system.

I had the computer worked on, and they put XP Pro on the computer. (I had XP Home before that ) They put my hard drive (60 gig) in their computer, got the data off, formatted my hard drive and put it into 2 partitions. Then they added another hard drive (40 gig) so I had more space, since mine was maxed out.

They added XP Pro, some utiltiy programs like RegCure, etc. and it seemed to work fine.

When I try loading Quicken, (or anything else) the screen comes up where you choose what to do next during install (express, full install etc.) and then before I can choose anything it vanishes.. just disappears and everything locks up and I have to restart the computer with the power switch. Even the start button doesn't work then.

Finally we got Quicken installed, but now when we open it, the screen displays for about 1 or 2 seconds and disappears. We have installed and uninstalled several times and nothing works to fix it.

Also if we push CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up Task Manager.. it also only displays for a couple second and is gone.. disappears and locks up.

Sorry this is so long, but couln't explain in shorter terms.


A:XP Pro - Windows disappear and it locks up

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When I try to update windows 90% of the time my browser locks up and I have to ctr-alt-del to end the process. The very few times I get to the update page and choose express install the appropriate updates are listed. When I press the install button the little window showing downlaod and install progress comes up but nothing happens. Nothing downloads. When I try to close the window or hit cancel things freeze up again and I have to ctrl-alt-del my way out again.
Using Windows XP with 2.53GHZ P4
Any suggestions?

A:Windows update locks up! Help

Well I managed to solve this puppy. I tried again to update and just let the PC sit there with the download screen up and apparently running but nothing happening. After about 20 minutes I saw that I had 10 outstanding downloads but all had download errors and were not downloaded. The error isted for each was 0x80246008. I searched the microsoft knowledgebase and saw that it meant that BITS was not set. When I ran services.msc I tried to enable BITS but got another error 2147024894. Checking that out I saw where I had to add a folder in my registry called 'FilesNotToBackup'. I did it and was able to enable BITS.
Well I rebooted and BINGO!! it worked and I was able to download and install all of the latest security updates.
Maybe others will solve there problem trying the above.

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I have been troubleshooting this issue for a few days now, and I am stumped. Upon booting up, and loading the Admin account, Win7 will load, but then will be un-responsive to any mouse movement or keyboard shortcut. I can load and use from the other user account (posting from it now). It is not an admin account. Here are my specs and what I have tried:

system: win7 Home Premium sp1 64-bit system
cpu: intel i3-2120 cpu @ 3.3ghz
ram: 8gb

I have ran mbytes and came up with a few pup's which I fixed. I cannot find the logs now to go into more detail.

I have ran the win7 system repair disk 5x, once it showed an error, 'fixed' it, still had the problem.

Attempted to run system restore point to 4 days ago, still have the problem.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

A:Windows 7 locks up after loading

Hi, it seems your user account is corrupt, boot to safe mode and select cmd prompt, at the prompt type:-

Net user administrator /active:yes (press enter) Restart and log into the newly created account.

From within this account create a new user account make it an administrator, log off the admin account and select the new one you just created see if everything works OK, post back, you can transfer data from the errant account and then delete it, we will explain how.

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i click on a picture, then click file save as, and the save as box comes up....i pic a location and then say ok and the box half goes away and the window is locked solid

here is the event viewer events

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 10/16/2011
Time: 9:11:21 AM
User: N/A
Computer: M90-PRECISION
Fault bucket 1180947459.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

0000: 42 75 63 6b 65 74 3a 20 Bucket:
0008: 31 31 38 30 39 34 37 34 11809474
0010: 35 39 0d 0a 59..


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: (101)
Event ID: 1002
Date: 10/16/2011
Time: 9:11:12 AM
User: N/A
Computer: M90-PRECISION
Hanging application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67 ion Hang
0010: 20 20 69 65 78 70 6c 6f iexplo
0018: 72 65 2e 65 78 65 20 38 re.exe 8
0020: 2e 30 2e 36 30 30 31 2e .0.6001.
0028: 31 38 37 30 32 20 69 6e 18702 in
0030: 20 68 75 6e 67 61 70 70 hungapp
0038: 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30
0040: 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 at offs
0048: 65 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 et 00000
0050: 30 30 30 000

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A:Windows IE8 locks up when I try to save a pic

Have you checked your computer for virus or other malware? What antivirus and other protection software are you running?

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I am working on an acer laptop.
2 gigs of ram
120 gig harddrive

when i turn on lap top. the windows loading screen locks up.

tried using acer recovery disk. that locked it up.

tried to boot off of xp disk and it locks up when it gets to the loading windows. before it gives me any options.

switched out ram and hard drive with the same problem.

any help i would like.

A:Windows Locks up at boot.

If it isn't booting from the HDD or CD, then you have some sort of hardware issue. Aside from swapping RAM and maybe the HDD, there isn't much else you can do. Take it in and have it serviced.

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Essentially, I can boot up my system. It takes slightly longer than usual. I get to the desktop and all appears to be well. When I click on any program on the taskbar in an attempt to run it, everything locks up.

I also cannot shut down. I have to resort to hitting and holding the power button each time.

Everything runs fine in safe mode(everything I can use that is) and I've been operating out of that for a few days.

I've scanned with Malwarebytes and Avast, both of which came back clean. I have also run CCleaner.

HJT log and startuplist attached, as well as the windows bootlog.

I've backed up all of my media and documents on my external drives. I would just do a clean install of Windows 7, but I never received the hard copy I requested in the mail. I'm actively seeking a copy and hope to find one in the next few days.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Boots, Locks Up

As everything is ok in Safe Mode - you could try the clean boot procedure to see what may be causing the issue:


It's about games - but the same procedure can help narrow down the cause of the issue.

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So here's what's happening. A couple weeks ago, my system (windows xp, athlon 5800 , asus hd3650, cheap Soyo mb) would just lock up, and was having lots of trouble booting, basically some catastrophic error somewhere. So, I replaced the motherboard. Still having problems. I replaced motherboard again (gigabyte s-series), got new RAM (kingston hyper x 8500 2gb), new hard drive (caviar black 640gb) and a new PSU. So basically everything was changed except processor and video card. So, on a clean drive, I install windows 7. Everything seems fine, then after about 3 minutes, windows locks up. the screen goes blue, then all these patterns and colors and lines start moving across the screen. About 15 seconds later, the computer reboots. This keeps happening, so I go to swap out the mobo for a new one (during this time I removed the video card to simplify the troubleshooting, and also tested other sticks of ram). SO I go and swap the mobo in, everything boots up fine, doesn't lock up after a few minutes... good news! Then i try to finish installing the utilities on the Gigabyte utility DVD that came with the mobo. It installed one of the utilities, and automatically restarted (to finalize the installation perhaps). Ok, then on reboot, it gets to the loading windows screen, and when its about to load, POOF! A black screen with some green lines running diagonally. At this point I'm going insane (mind you, this whole process has taken place over a couple weeks,... Read more

A:Windows 7 Locks Up Completely, PLEASE HELP!

Try replacing the graphics card - the only thing that you haven't changed!

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Having all around problems with our comp. lately, but if I could get help with this, I would be grateful! When I try to shut down the machine it locks uo on the blue screen that says " windows is shutting down." So I have to manually turn it off every time, because it seems to lock up no matter what I am doing eventually. Thanks for any advice.

A:windows locks up at shutdown

Have you installed XP Service Pack 2 ?
See if this helps http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320008/

Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...-Shutdown.html

You'll need your reading glasses for this one http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

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I've got a custom machine running XP service pack 2 which has decided to start locking up randomly and without warning, i can be doing something and fwoom, everything stops responding and my music starts skipping if it is playing. Sometimes it freezes immediately at startup (not since i replaced my RAM) and sometimes it can function fine for upwards of 12 hours without freezing.
I upon one restart i got an error message saying that the system has recovered from a serious error which was most likely caused by faulty ram. I have since replaced my ram and i still encounter the same problem, althought less frequently. I am at a loss, specs are as follows.

EVGA nForce 730a GeForce 8200 mobo
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition clocked at 3.3GhZ (i tried resetting the clock speed to the original 3GhZ to no avail)
Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT 1GB Graphics Card
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 Watt PSU
Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champ Sound Card
Hauppauge WINTV HVR 1600 TV Tuner
Netgear WG311T 108Mbps Wireless Adapter
(formerly) Corsair 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
(presently) 512MB of some DDR2 400MHz RAM that i found on my shelf

A:Windows XP suddenly locks up

I've forgotten to mention that i also tried reinstalling the graphics card drivers

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Hey, im having trouble installing windows 7 onto my pc that i built. It seems to freeze up every time i install it. It freezes up at different stages but i have never been able to complete it.

My spec is:
Intel Q6600
Foxconn n15235 motherboard
Nvidia 8800GTS
2gb ram (1 stick)
160gb IDE hard drive

Can somone please help?



A:Windows 7 install locks up

If you built it, then the problem is most likely hardware-related. You should retrace all your steps.

You could try installing Ubuntu to see if Windows has a special problem.

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My new pc I just build locks up when at the beggining of the windows xp installation process where you choose if you want to repair, install new copy, or exit setup. I did a thorough check of the hard drive and its good. What else could it be? I also tried to install windows 98 and it lets me install it, but it won't load windows up. What else can I do?

A:locks up when installing windows xp

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i am currently having a problem with Windows 7 32 bit AND 64 bit. If i try and run CPU intensive Programs like say a video game or even the debugger tool that JCgriff2 has posted about causes my computer to Freeze and lock up and wont respond to any input from the keyboard or mouse, The sound also stops working. Even though the computer locked up while the debugger was running it managed to finish right before the lockup i think. attached is everything that was dumped into my documents folder.

Also on another note this is a Windows 7 upgrade disk used on this computer. The hard drive had no OS installed prior to this.

I was reading posts from other people and did what you told them to do.
SFC /scannow turned up no problems Windows Update Advisor turned up no problems and said my system and all drivers are compatible

A:Windows 7 Crashs/locks up

The memory dump file blames cdrom.sys - a component of the Windows Operating system (and unlikely to be the cause of the problem).

Please update this older driver: AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 04:10:20 2007
It's a component of the Asus PCProbe (can also be associated with the Asus AISuite).

I'd suggest running Driver Verifier according to these directions:


Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
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A:Windows Me Crashes Or Locks Up

Welcome to the forum. I am checking your log now and will return as soon as I have researched all the items. While we are working together, please .... Reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic. If you are unsure of what to do, stop and ask! Don't keep going on. Be patient. HijackThis logs take some time to research.Please note the following: I will be working on your Malware issues: This may or may not, solve other issues you may have with your machine. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. (Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.) The process may take considerable time.

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