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COMPUTER FREEZING

Q: COMPUTER FREEZING

My laptop started freezing 7 days ago. I found my security protection was turned off though was unaware thinking it was on. My computer worked fine until 7 days ago. I have tried to uninstall my old security, install new security, tried freeing up space on laptop, tried everything the last 7 days but have only a minute before computer freezes again not allowing enough time to complete anything I attempt to fix the problem. I am completely exhausted from the stress and not sleeping well because of it. I have very important files of my work on my laptop, saved unfinished projects that have been working on for over a year. And I am now seeking someone's help on how to fix the problem. I was going to bring my computer to someone but am on a fixed budget.

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Preferred Solution: COMPUTER FREEZING

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: COMPUTER FREEZING

It would be of great assistance if you told us the make and full model of the laptop and the OS
When you say you have tried everything - what please to save me suggesting something you have already tried

Have you tried booting it safe mode

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

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

Defrag your HD:

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

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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

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

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In the past four days, my computer froze three times. I checked my computer with hijackthis, spybot, ad aware, and Antivir, so there's no problems there. I just don't know what's wrong.

My only guess would be maybe i'm overusing my power supply?

I Have a 400-watt supply and using it is:
everything in my sig
a wireless internet card
an ethernet card
also, a CD rom drive and an A drive.

That's about it. I would think 400 watts is fine for it.
it's probably something completely different though.
 

A:computer's freezing

It wouldn't seem to be overloaded to me.

Did you check the temps???

Pull the cover and make sure all fans are rotating and the system is not dirty. Be sure to check the power supply fan. Try running with the cover off and see if the problem continues. Could be a number of causes.

Are you up to date with all system updates??
 

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I have this problem where no matter what I'm doing my computer will randomly stutter up and freeze. It's weird because while it's stuttering it will still take into account actions that I give it while it's in a frozen period. If I click something it will slowly show it registering it between it freezing. Even worse as of lately I'll get these random distortions sometimes while I'm listening to music, and as of today it hit its worst peak. I was just browsing the web, and the music started distorting, and then my screen went pure white. I had to do a hard restart. Anyone got any ideas? Also, my music collection isn't getting messed up is it? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a custom build I put together myself.

A:Computer Freezing Up

I'd run PC Check 6.5 off Hiren's Boot CD to test the hardware. A more rudimentary way is to boot up with an Ubuntu boot CD, which you would have to create with another working computer. This loads the OS from the CD into the RAM.
Can you get into the BIOS OK or does it freeze up?

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Hi, I recently was trying to install a printer with instructions recommending turning off antivirus software to install. I stupidly did just that, and now am getting errors trying to access internet, outlook express, etc.. have updated and completed virus scan using bitdefender, and spyware scan using spysweeper.. This has not solved it. - help!! unsure what to do, so am posting a highjack log here. any help is greatly appreciated! - Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:28:39 PM, on 1/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
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A:help! - computer freezing up!

Hi cujo771, welcome to TSG.

There was nothing wrong with turning off your AV for the install. Not sure what happened, but you have no security issues going on with your log.

There is this entry you can fix with HJT:

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

Check the entry in HJT, click Fix and then REBOOT.

You may want to consider using XP restore function to restore your PC to a point before you did the install.
 

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Hello my mo/bo is a Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard, and CPU is an amd 64 x2 5000+, and my computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

I did ad-aware searches virus searches ect. Nothing was found, sometimes it even freezes up on my mo/bo screen when I have to manually shut it off and on agian because of the freezes. So I recently have checked my ram with memtest it all passed, i did disk check, then i just recently reformated.

Once i reformated it hasent froze up until not to long ago it froze for the 1st time. But my pc just froze agian while playing a game, this time when i restarted it wanted me to load defult cmos by pressuing f2, then when i booted up it looked like there was no drivers for the vidoe card.Then it froze agian, then i restarted and when it did it found new hardware.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer keeps freezing.

List all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.

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I am fairly knowledable with computers, but am having a bit of a problem. I built myself a computer a few years back. It is something like a 900Mhz AMD and it has more than 512mb of RAM. ANyway, for a long time now, it has been freezing while I am working on it. I just went through and cleaned the whole thing. I formatted the drive and installed a fresh copy of windows xp.

After doing this, it is still freezing, so I pretty much know it is hardware related. Sometimes when I start my computer, the colors are SOOOO messed up. It is so bad, to the point that nothing is readable. The only way I can fix this is holding the button and forcing a shut down. Usually the second time it boots, it comes up fine. It still freezes though. Last night it froze on me 3 times in 45 minutes. This was when I was doing random things, and there doesn't seem to be any correlation with what I'm running for programs, time of day, etc.

My question is, is there a good cheap (or free) program out there that will somehow check your hardware and see if there is any malfuction with it? My guess is something is wrong with either my memory or my video card that might be causing the freez ups. I just would like to know before I buy new parts, replace them and find out it didn't fix a thing. Thanks in advance for any help. It is much appreciated!!
 

A:Computer Freezing

Memtest86 will test your memory.
Everest Will allow you to monitor system temps, and identify all your hardware.
Most logical suspects in these cases are
1) overheating - blow out case, make sure all fans are running, try running with the side off
2) failing memory - run memtest86
3) failing PSU
4) blown or leaking capacitors on motherboard.
 

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can some 1 help, my computer keeps has 2 sticks of ram a 128 and 64 but my pc is only showing 57ram, its windows 98 still going good but i have swaped the ram but no difference

A:computer freezing

I can think of a couple of things -First, do you have a motherboard book that tells you how much RAM and what configuration is allowed? I have an ancient computer with both DIMM and SIMM slots and the DIMMs won't take anything bigger than a 64 meg chip. And sometimes, the RAM has to be in a particular configuration to work.Second, on older systems, you need to go into the BIOS and look at the amount of RAM you have. If it shows the new RAM, you need to exit and save. Newer systems just find the RAM. Older ones need a little help.There may be other issues I don't have experience with.

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Well, occasionally my computer freezes completely and i can't move the mouse or press ctrl+alt+del, im using winxp sp2 and on my old computer things used to just slow down or one application would freeze so i'm not sure what's going on. I built it myself so i might have messed something up, but any suggestions? It tends to happen when i try to open something or just at completely random times, usually when i come back after its been on for awhile so it might be overheating? that's my only guess.
 

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Hi


My Computer keeps on freezing, so I tried to repair windows, to which it kept freezing part way through.

So i reinstalled windows on another drive (D) and it still freezes grrrrrr

I tried Spybot but that wont respond, it starts but wont open fully.

My anti virus Trend Micro has found nothing wrong,

Hope some one can help




DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mark at 20:04:11.16 on Fri 05/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1493 [GMT 10:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *enabled* {3E790E9E-6A5D-4303-A7F9-185EC20F3EB6}

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

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmPfw.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
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this problem started a few months ago. my computer will randomly freeze. it happens more during games, but it happens outside games aswell. some error logs =>
The previous system shutdown at X:XX:XX PM/AM on XX/XX/XXXX was unexpected.
Error 10/8/2007 7:29:45 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 6:57:21 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 6:52:37 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 9:39:13 AM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/7/2007 9:22:08 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/5/2007 9:11:28 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/5/2007 4:51:29 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/4/2007 9:47:49 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/4/2007 7:51:09 PM EventLog 6008 None

i ran memtest and passes, and i just bought a new power supply. I think it is the Motherboard or the videocard. i have an MSI nVidia 7600 GS and a Gigabyte K8-Triton motherboard (GA-K8NSC-939) this was happening on XP alot, and now that i upgraded (more like downgraded lol) to Vista it is still happening

any ideas?
 

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Hello, this is my first post but ive used your forums many times and appreciate the help your site has provided.
I am completelly stumped. I just build a new pc 2.4 ghz 800fsb 256 mb ddr agp 8x. Im using all new componenets except floppy and cd rom. The system starts out fine , post ok all components appear detected but then the pc freezes. Never on the same spot sometimes right at the begining and sometimes well after its booted up to a start up disk. i have tested all the components on other systems except the vga (because i dont a nother pc with 8x agp)and they all work correctly. I put in the old hard drive and it gets up to starting win 98 and then freezes again. i sent the mother board back and they told me it test out ok and sent it back. I tried again and still the same problem. i have run out of ideas and am hoping that someone has come accross the same problem. please help
 

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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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A couple of times a day my computer just freezes and i have to reboot. It can happen anytime so I'm not relating to any piece of software or anything particular I'm doing.

I checked event viewer and just before it crashes there is information srtsp followed by warning ftdisk followed by error service control manager

or some other combination like information srtsp followed by error service control manager.

Any help with this would be much appreciated as its a pain in the backside

A:Computer Freezing

how long has this been going on? have you cleaned your cpu heatsink and fan lately? if not blow it clean with a can of compressed air. most probable cause of the freezing is overheating. when it freezes up do you notice that the harddrive busy light is on indicating there is some harddrive activity?? if so ,,,could be a sign that some malware is running in the background that is tieing up your processor time. may even be indicating your harddrive is failing...

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:10-01-2015 01
Ran by Alan (administrator) on ALAN-PC (11-01-2016 09:48:11)
Running from C:\Users\Alan\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Alan (Available Profiles: Alan & MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(hxxp://tortoisesvn.net) C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\HelpPane.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
 
 
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A:Computer keeps freezing on me

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:10-01-2015 01
Ran by Alan (administrator) on ALAN-PC (11-01-2016 09:48:11)
Running from C:\Users\Alan\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Alan (Available Profiles: Alan & MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(hxxp://tortoisesvn.net) C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\HelpPane.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
 
 
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Here is a list of what has been freezing my computer:

Kazaa (first instance of freezing). when a song finished downloading, my whole system froze. Norton had detected w32.hllp.handy virus and had some trouble getting rid of it. It repeatedly told me it detected the virus and i quarantined about 15 items. When I went into Norton to look at the quarantined items (my infected files) i deleted them. Was that alright?

Right after this kazaa incident, my computer would freeze randomly, shortly after startup. It slowly got better and my computer stopped freezing. That was a month ago and now most things work fine.

Now my computer freezes when:
Norton Antivirus 2003 full system scans
Mcafee virusscans
(those two were installed at separate times)
online virus scans from norton and mcafee, on their websites.
Played a computer game, froze within 5 minutes of starting the game

My computer is not running slow and I have not had any other major conflicts besides this freezing.
Could my problem be a result of deleting registry entries that symantec instructed my to delete to uninstall norton fully. Or could it be files that handy infected and then I deleted them from quarantine?

Other online virusscans have completed with no problem. But the copy of Norton I installed gives me an error message (4002,517 internal program error) and I have followed symantec's troubleshooting but it has not worked.

Yeah that's a lot to read. sorry. I really appreciate your time.

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my computer keeps freezing up and now i cant on at all without the screen just going black and wont come back no matter what i do

A:my computer xp keeps freezing up

do you get to safe mode? Press F8 at the bios screen.
If you can get to safe mode then i would suggest choosing "last known Configuration.
Now if you do all this and still you have no joy, then i would suspect the video card, re-seat that and post back your findings

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I don't know what I have, but it is making me crazy. My computer has been running slow and freezing up since Friday. I ran SpySweeper, MalwareByte, AdAware, Spybot and found a few minor things that were removed but it has not helped.

If I do not run any programs on computer, it is fine. When I start running programs it eventually will freeze. Sometimes it goes pretty long before it freezes, sometimes not. It tends to freeze more quickly when running itunes or multiple programs. OTOH, it started acting like it was going to freeze when I ran the GMER scan, and I managed to shut everything else down and keep going. The GMER scan took quite a while, and it did not freeze during it.

When it freezes, the windows start freezing and then the mouse freezes as well. It runs fairly slow regardless of what I am doing before freeze. I cannot find anything suspicious running in task manager.

I left it on last night running nothing, and when I woke up there was a blue screen with lots of text that was somewhat beyond me, but it seemed to imply I had a corrupted hard drive. The comuter re-started, and I have been able to run the scans and post this, but it will still freeze up.

I have no idea if it is related, but somehow my interface.mpq file in World of Warcraft got deleted, and that is not working now either.

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A:Computer Freezing

Just on a whim I re-ran with SpySweeper with an update, and it caught Mal/Sinowa-A. It removed the bug, but as i was cleaning out Recycling, temp internet files, etc., computer froze up again. I re-booted and re-ran both SpySweeper and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, which found nothing, but the freezes are still happening.

A little research shows that this is something that seems to be making the rounds and is associated with the trogan Mbroot-A.

Here is new scan and attachment:


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 18:28:50.50 on Sun 07/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2073 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security 2006 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
AV: Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: Norton Internet Security 2006 *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Hi there,

My computer keeps freezing at frequent occasions throughout the day. Sometimes it happens two or three times, other days as many as ten. I thought that this might have been a virus or perhaps some software that I had installed, but after checking my comp with various virus checking software (Ad-aware, CWShredder, Spybot and online virus checkers), I'm thinking it may be something else. Does anyone have any reason why this might be happening, and if there's any way it can be fixed? Thanks to anyone that helps.
 

A:Computer keeps freezing

well, have you run any online checks?
http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

also how many programs do you have in startup - have a look at msconfig (every thing but win2k)
start> run > msconfig
startup tab
have a look here

also you may want to look at the performance of the PC when running - let us know the windows version you have.

possibly running low on resources

otherwise as you suspect spyware - so you seem to have done most things - I would post a hijackthis log and let an expert here decode just in case
HIJACK THIS:

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.
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Just the other night I've started to have a freezing problem. Whenever I am searching through any of my drives, my computer has the potential to just freeze for no apparent reason; it can happen at any random moment as soon as i open a drive folder.

During the (random) freeze events, everything will just STOP but the image just stays with whatever is up at the time. I can still move my mouse around, but i can't click or do anything with it and am forced to restart.

And again, this only happens when I am browsing through any of my drives (i have 4 internal).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello,

While i don't have any constructive advice,was wondering if you could satisfy my curiosity.
1. do you have drive indexing turned on for those drives?
2. can you control alt delete during the freeze?

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

A:Computer freezing? Please help!

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

http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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When im on the internet my computer keeps freezing for between 5-10 seconds then works ok again, just wondering why this is happening and how it can be fixed?

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Since yesterday, I've been having problems with my computer freezing. It only happens when I`m listening to music, and if I recall correctly, only when using Ares to play it. It plays fine for a few seconds and then the computer freezes and that broken record effect happens.
I just downloaded the new version of Ares to see if that was the problem. I`ll update if that fixes the problem.
Thanks!

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I would make sure your computer has the correct hardware and drivers to meet the minimum requirements of Ares.

I also remember my Mom's old laptop had this problem when playing CDs with the "CD Player" program and using battery power. I don't know if this would be relavent at all to your situation, however.

Lanscader

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

A:Computer Freezing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drives
489.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.51 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H30N [CD-ROM drive]
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Hitachi HDT725050VLA380 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n FV4A104RK14TA6, SMART Status: Hea... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

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

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

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

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

If not, try this free diagnostics:

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

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

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

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





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Prime95 download site: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
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I have Webroot Spy Sweeper, Norton Internet Security 2005, and Microsoft’s Antispyware programs on my computer. I run them every night and check for updates every night. I signed onto AOL for the first time in like 2 months. I pay for an AOL account for my parents. When I started AOL a box popped up asking me if I wanted to scan my computer with AOL's Antispyware program, so I said ok. It found a key logger and an adware program on my computer that none of my other software was able to find. Any Ideas why nothing else found them? My computer problem is that my internet explorer windows keep freezing up, none stop. It also causes my computer to freeze up. It just started happening when I subscribed to a new cable company. I use a cable modem provided by them. I posted a HJT log about a week ago and had one thing removed. I thought it fixed my problem but it didn't. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:25:50 PM, on 5/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer still freezing up. HJT Log

I am trying to learn how to fix this stuff. I fixed some things that I knew I did not need. So here is the new one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:04 PM, on 5/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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I'm working on this PC that keeps freezing.

I opened the case and blew out massive amount of dust! Also, after I fired it back up, I noticed that none of the PSU fans were runnning. At this point, windows will barely boot, and will freeze on the black screen. Can the PSU overheat this quickly and be my problem? What tells the PSU to turn on it's fans?

TIA,

Matt
 

A:Computer freezing

The PSU's fans should spin up immediately when the computer is turned on, if not, then either:

- the fans all died (would be a huge coincidence)
- your PSU is using some kind of wierd fan-speed management that apparently goes all the way down to 0 (highly unlikely)
- PSU died (replace it with another and see if it works)
 

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My computer freezes mostly when Im playing a game on steam and I'm on skype videochatting. Although I just did that the other day and it didnt freeze. When I got off the game I went to go download another one and still while on skype and then it froze. It did that one more time when I tried downloading another game afterwards. So I assume its not overheating when it kinda does it at certain times. Although, sometimes it'll even freeze when I'm just watching anime online. It also freezes rarely when I'm not even doing anything on it, because I always leave my computer on cx I know I should turn it off tho when I'm not using it, but I at least doubt its overheating. I don't know if it could be a virus or maybe I need to update drivers again? I updated my drivers a while ago burt whatever thing my brother told me to download said I had more updates but it didnt seem important, since it was only for like audio or small things.

A:Computer keeps freezing

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
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My computer was fine a couple days ago, until i logged off. I had to reboot my system because i didn't remember my login password. The system then started freezing up when the main screen popped up and i couldn't access any files without the computer being really slow and freezing up again. I've tried waiting for long periods of time to see if it would catch up and be fine, but it never did. I've also tried using the XP installation disc to try and repair the problem automatically but it ends up saying there are 2 DLL files missing or corrupted then goes on to finish, and then it acts the same way. I don't want to have to perform a clean install because my files aren't backed up. I appreciate any help I can get, I just want to resolve this problem asap. Thanks in advance to anyone who offers any advice.

A:Computer freezing up

What .dll files are missing?

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I have a dell dimension 4300, 40 gb of hdd, 256 mb of ram,and a pentium 4 1.60 ghz processor. My problem has just started about 3 days ago. What i decided to do is to get rid of some unescessary programs, and I also burned some songs that were just occupying space in my pc. But the problem still persisted, so now I just thought of re-installing windows, but at the same time I don't want to lose some of the programs I already have installed in my pc, which I don't have serials for. Any help will be well received.
 

A:Computer freezing up

If you have windows xp try a system restore before you removed those files.
good luck
 

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