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Q: Computer keeps freezing!

Good afternoon,

Except for the IE window I have open, the rest of my pc is frozen. If I pause for too long, I will have to ctrl/alt/del to unfreeze it, only to have it happen a few seconds later. It's very annoying to say the least, but I cannot figure out what is causing it. I've checked for malware, spyware, registry errors (pc bug doctor). I've stopped almost everything from loading at start up. I went through my event viewer errors to see if there was a problem, deleted updates that were not compatible with my system. Still..nothing. Also, my DPC's go upto and over 50% when certain things load.

Could they be related?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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Hello,I'm having some problems with my computer, could someone please help me?I'm not quite sure what the problem is. My computer might be infected with something, but I'm not sure.For the past week or so, my computer has been freezing up a lot. I really only use my computer for acessing the internet, so I'm not sure if the problem is affecting other things on my computer. When I first open my browser, it freezes for a couple minutes (sometimes is says Not Responding, but not always). After two-five minutes it continues to operate as usual.Today I had a couple new issues crop up. When I tried to log into my computer, it gave me an error message. Unfortunately I didn't write it down. The next time I tried to log on, it worked as usual. The second issue is that a low mechanical noise began to eminate from the computer. After a couple minutes it stopped.The only thing I've tried so far is to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which came up clean.If anyone could please help me I would be really grateful!ThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer freezing

Hello,it may be a failing hard drive.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.>>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the ... Read more

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PLEASE HELP!!! Everyday I go online to check my mail or go on internet explorer and my mouse freezes up on me. I can't do ctrl alt del. I did take it somewhere to get it looked at and they could not tell me what is wrong. I have a Toshiba laptop Windows XP and have only had it for a little over a year. What is wrong? What other info do you need?

A:computer keeps freezing up

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Dear sirs,
I have a big problem with my computer, starting from some weeks ago it is very difficult to download and upload. For example when I try to open a page in internet it takes veeery long time, when I look to the Wireless Network Connection Status I can see that at "Received" the number of packets remain nchanged a long period of time. In this situation if I press many times refresh buton from the uper part of IE* screen finnaly the conection start and I have the page.
Please instruct me how to solve this very unpleasant problem because it happen also when sending mails.
Best regards,

A:computer freezing in IE8

How good is your signal?

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Windows XP Pro 2002
2.61 AMD 64dual

I've been having this problem off and on for the last year or so. I know that seems like a long time to ignore a problem but it seldom froze and I just accepted that computers do that from time to time. However, within the last week, it's been getting pretty bad. I had it freeze three times in a row within 15 min.

Each time it freezes, I have to restart the computer. I know of no other way to pull it out.

There doesn't really seem to be any rhyme or reason to the freezing. Some times it will freeze when doing processor intensive activities like rendering out a 3D project (I'm a motion graphics artist) and some time it'll do it when I'm just browsing the web.

I only have a few guesses. I'm using wireless internet that is pretty spotty. Sometimes when the internet goes out, it seems to freeze; although the two may be unrelated. I have an external Seagate 1.4 TB HD hooked up via USB2. Some times, it will make this weird clicking noise (like it's searching the drive. It's brand new, so it's not going out or anything like that) and the comp will freeze. Again, they might be unrelated. Those are just my two guesses.

As you can imagine, this freezing has caused me to loose loads of work and is extremely annoying.

I'd appreciate any help.


A:Freezing computer

First, regarding your external drive...No drive should be making any clicking noise. Usually, it's bad news. Brand new, or almost brand new drives happen.I strongly suggest, you run Seagate diagnostic on that drive: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#seagateComputer freezing may be caused by number of reasons: overheating, system files issue, drivers problems, an infection, hardware problems, low hard drive space, etc.How is your computer security? What AV program, firewall do you use?Have you scanned your computer recently with any antimalware program, like Malwarebytes?

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This makes twice now that my computer has made a long, non-stop beep and completely freezes up and I'm forced to restart my computer. I don't get any warning errors or messages. It just happens.

I'm runnning XP Pro on a Gigabyte GA-8i915P-Duo Pro board with an Intel Pentium 4 540.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Computer Freezing

If you've got serious problems with your computer (i.e ram failure, CPU failure etc) It will emit a pattern of beeps not unlike morse code on startup. The most common being no keyboard!
Can't remember what that one means, you'll have to look it up. Sorry I'm not much more help.

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I have Windows 7. On Friday, I was playing a game from the WildTangent Games App. I closed my laptop without exiting the game. When I came back, my free session was up so it had logged me out. However, I tried to click to exit the window and everything, except the cursor, was frozen. I tried to pull up the task manager but that was frozen and "Not Responding" too. So I shut down my computer waited a minute and rebooted. I was able to get a few minutes of the computer responding but then everything froze again. Even the taskbar and desktop. I couldn't click on anything. I've left it alone for the day and come back to it the next and I still have the same response. I've been using Safe Mode to use my computer but obviously I'd rather have it start up normally. I've used my Norton software for a full scan and it found no viruses. I'm not sure what to do. My warranty on my computer is up and I'm leaving for college in two weeks. Please help!

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!

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My computer keeps freezing - especially when online and when in AOL. I copied this log file if someone can help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:48 PM, on 10/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1221786652\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Run HijackThis again.

Select Do a system scan only.

Put a check mark behind the following entries:

O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883} - C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gvtl.dll

O2 - BHO: PrimoAdsForYou - {D35DA2A5-1D09-03BB-FE6E-C569BE05CFA0} - C:\Program Files\PrimoAdsForYou\PrimoAdsForYou.dll (file missing)

Click Fix checked.
Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TRCMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221786652\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBKe... Read more

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This morning I noticed a siginificant drop in performance, just about everything would freeze, and I would even have to force restart (push the button on my tower). Things like taskmanager, and the ctrl alt delete menu would also freeze.

I got task manager working at one point, and it said 1% CPU usage, and 27% RAM, yet everything on my computer was freezing.

I'm currently scanning with superantispyware, and malwarebytes antimalware. I also have AVG Free Edition, SpywareBlaster, and Webroot Antivirus.

Here is my information:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12141 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 611442 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; G: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 294653 MB; H: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 141447 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z68XP-UD3
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:58:15 PM, on 8/22/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16660)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Computer using ~1% CPU and ~25% RAM Still freezing.

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I have been having problems with my computer (Dell Dimensions 4600) freezing up on me. When it freezes at first I can move the mouse but after a second or two the mouse stops moving and the computer continuously beeps, and I have to shut the power off. The problems leading up to this have been:

1. For a few weeks my computer would reboot on its own while I was using it. I was never given an error message.
2. I did a Microsoft update and upgraded to Internet Explorer 8.
3. I deleted the expired trial of Windows One Care.
4. I was promptly infected with Antivirus Soft.
5. After failing to activate my Anti-virus Software (Stop Sign) I used my Laptop to search out info on getting rid of AVS
6. I found your site and followed the instructions and AVS was removed
7. I deleted Malwearbytes
8. I was unable to open Internet Explorer,except in safe mode, and still can't.
9. I downloaded Firefox, which is what I am using right now.
10. I tried to run Stop Sign and it found one virus or something bad, and froze up, this has happened a number of times.
11. I read a lot of posts on this site and downloaded Super AntiSpyware ran it and it found a number of file. I used it to correct and delete all of the bad stuff. I then deleted it, not wanting to have more than one security program.
12. Computer still freezes up when I try to download anything, run Stop Sign, or run any sites that have video.
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the computer continuously beepsIs there any pattern to the series of beepsI would check your memory first offhttp://www.memtest.org/

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Computer completely freezes while working on various websites (facebook, yahoo, google searching). Control+alt+delete ineffective when frozen. I restarted computer and had no problems until computer shut itself down and I recieved blue screen stating error and windows was shut down to protect the computer.

A:My computer is freezing

The content (actually, the first sentence...the one with all the numeric/alphabetical data) is important...when trying to interpret and use error messages with the intent of correcting whatever might be wrong.


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Thank you in advance for the help. I have been experiencing problems with my HP Elite desktop recently. The first problem I noticed was when I was using Windows Media Center the TV programs would be choppy and sometimes freeze completely. I started noticing this problem with other programs also and it reached the point where my computer would freeze immediately after I booted it. I performed a system restore and created a new partition. After the system restore everything seemed to be working great. However, I was using Windows Media Center again and the computer froze and it never booted up correctly again. I am going to perform another system restore but I was wondering if you had any idea what is causing this problem. I have performed the BIOS diagnostic tests and everything passes (Hard Drives, Motherboard, RAM). The only thing I could guess if I didn't have a hardware issue is that I might be having virus issues. Do you have any ideas?

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Have you been having any pop-ups coming up on you? Have you tried using another media player to see if the media is playable? Try http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ .


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Dear Bleeping Computer,

My windows 7 computer will freeze up with the circle of death ( the mouse will still move about).
Then, the screen will flash 1 to 4 times and the only thing visible will be my desk top.
Mozilla will reappear.

This process is taking anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Sometimes my disk drive will spool up very fast.

I have tried updating all of my drivers, running malwarebytes and un and re-installing mozilla.

Any help would be appreciated.



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A:Computer freezing up

Hello,I will be helping you with your problemsPlease do the following:Step 1Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.----------------Step 2Please download Farbar Service Scanner to your Desktop and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.----------------Step 3Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.----------------Step 4Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your de... Read more

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I have one problem, which started a while back, and I lost a 40gb hdd because of it... (Not big I know .. )

Basically, my computer freezes every now and then, whenever it feels like, or in which I believe the problem to be, my pc is using too much memory..

I think, or I thought, I had a problem with my memory, but I have changed both my motherboard and memory, but still the same problem.. I had formatted it a few times before I threw my old 40gb in the bin, but still got the same problem.. I now have two new 60gb hdd's, and still the same problem...

I'm now lost, because I don't know what to do seeing as my last hope was the memory, processor, or motherboard, but all those are brand new, along with the brand new 60gb hdd's....

Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks!

A:Computer keeps freezing

Problem solved

Turns out it still was my memory, but I got faulty memory...

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I put together my own computer, I have a asus a8n sli delux with a amd 64 3200+ and i have windows xp pro. Every thing was working fine untill I tryed to fix my friends computer. I networked the two of them together using a wirless network and transfered the files that she was wanting to save. That would include pictures from a dgital camera movies the where recored from some old family videos. Then I was going to write zeros the the hard drive on her computer to fix the many problems she was experiencing. Every thing was going great. I created a folder on my hard drive to share on a network the files went in there I was even able to check the files to make shure they worked. Then I finished up and was about to write zeros the her hard drive and decied to see if I got all the picture files, but now when i go to that folder in my computer that have all the files my computer prosseses show that the explorer is at 100 % and shoes that the program is not responding and this only hapens when I go in that folder. I can go into my computer and veiw the contents of any folder exept that one with no problem. So what happend, and am I going to be able to transfer that info back to her computer and is there any way to fix this without del the folder and starting over. I also did run a virus scan on my hard drive and it said that it found nothing. Any help would be greatly apreciated. I am seriousely confused

A:my computer freezing up

How did you check for viruses? Try the online scan below. Also scan for spyware using Spybot and Ad-aware.

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I'm having a problem with my computer constantly freezing if I have more than 3 or 4 programs up at a time. Which I have another computer and it will allow at least 10 things (which I don't usually have). I will get these error reports:
"iedw.exe (title)
The instruction at "0x1001bbb3" referenced memory at "0xfffb0060". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the problem."
"hpcmpmgr.exe (title)
The instruction at "0x1001bbb3" referenced memory at "0x00040060". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the problem."
Which what I think what these are - are just programs shutting down because the memory is full. But I have gone to the control panel and have done all the maintenence cleanup I can do. And when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE I can see the CPU usage is low, it's hardly being used.

I have also scanned my system for viruses with Trend Micro, AD Aware, & Spybot Search & Destroy.

Does anyone have any suggestions? It is so fustrating to go through this all the time.

Thank you, I really appretiate anyones suggestions in advance,

P.S. If your looking at my former posts, I was talking about a different computer - not in any way related to this one.

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hey montana,

hmmmm....check out www.majorgeeks.com and download memtest86 and put the program in a floppy. afterwards restart your computer, go into the bios, and change the first boot device to floppy. save settings and exit the bios afterwards.

then the computer should boot to memtest86 and begin testing out your ram for errors. make sure memtest goes about a full 10passes minimum and see if it detects any errors in your ram, good luck.

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Just recently upgraded to an Abit NF7-S2 and an Athlon XP 2600+ Barton.

Ever since I got it up and running, it's been freezing like a SOB. Just at random times it will freeze. Under no load at all.

I had a suspicion that it was the video card, because it always froze playing games, but now it freezes whenever it wants.

My computer won't even turn itself off and give me that "Recovered from a serious error" or whatever, at next restart.


Abit NF7-S2
Barton 2600+
Radeon 9800 Pro (ATI)
512MB PC2700
80GB Seagate Baracuda 7200.7

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Hi and welcome to TSF

Have you reinstalled windows and got all the right drivers in place, along with the windows updates?

Is it any different in safe-mode?


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

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Model: Dell Dimension E521

BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v.6.00PG

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

Memory: 1982MB RAM

Page file: 484MB used, 3391MB available

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

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

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

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

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


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I have a Windows XP Media Center Edition computer, I'm on SP3
I have had this problem for a long time. Don't know what's causing it. My computer temperature is fine.

My computer freezes usually more than once a day. Often it's while the computer has been left idle or when I am watching videos/listening to music, but not always. I thought it was a video card problem, but not so sure, since the computer almost NEVER freezes while I am playing graphics intense games such as Halo.

When it freezes, (if I'm listening to something) the sound goes all LOUD and techo sounding...like short repeating loops/skipping, until I hard crash it. I NEVER get BSOD's. I wish I did, at least I'd get more info. It just freezes, and I have to hard crash.

In Event Viewer under Application I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004) "Unable to open the Server service. Server performance data will not be returned. Error code returned is in data DWORD 0."

I also get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, fault address 0x00009eda."

Also after every freeze, I notice that in Event viewer there is a log under 'System' for AVGINFLT (ID 17) "AVGNTFLT successfully loaded"
This is NOT an error, just something I've noticed shows up every time. (part of Avira Antivirus)

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A:Computer Freezing...

<<...get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206,...>>http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/wlcomm.exe.htmlhttp://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tas...php?File=wlcomm<<I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004)...>>http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid...Net&phase=1How much RAM installed? How much free space on C: partition?Louis<<This is what I get for buying E-Machines...>>Not sure that eMachines can be held responsible for...a system that's way past the warranty...or situations induced by the user (O/S errors/situations).System model?

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Groan, with impeccable timing my PC has decided to keep locking up just before Christmas.
It's been fine for over a year, but now out of the blue it keeps freezing every hour or so, I try to bring up Task Manager to close it down but it won't appear and all I get is a continuous howl from the speakers, so i have to do a power shutdown and reboot.
Any ideas why it freezes? It happens in the middle of whatever i'm doing such as playing games, surfing, writing or reading email and even in the middle of virus/adware scans.

I'm Win XP Home

A:Computer keeps freezing

It could be anything.

Did you install/uninstall any PC hardware or software before this started to happen?

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I recently bought a used laptop. It's a dell precision m40 with 256 mb ram, 30 gig hdd, Pentium 3. It was running windows 2000 however i didn't like using that version so i installed xp on it. Since then my computer freeses and i have to power it down and back on again. I does this quite oftens some days more than others lol. sometimes can go 3 hours without doing it others 10 mins. I thought it could be my fun malfunctioning and causing it to freze cause it does run hot at times. Or could it be my hdd going? I read somewhere that it could be uncompatible meaning that it causes probs like this one when running xp. I was wondering if someone had any suggestions on what I could do. I was going to go back to windows 2000 but didn't get any back up disks with the puter and would have to buy a copy. I don't want to spend the money unless necessary.....help very frustrating lol i had to type this out twice cause the stupid thing froze....

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It started the other day, out of nowhere.

First it would freeze sooner the more you were on. My sister and I have to keep restarting it, and when you signed back in, the sooner it would freeze.

When we left it alone for a bit, it would stay on longer.

We proceded to remove/transfer about 15 GBs of memory (About 41% free space). It seems to have helped. I can pretty much stay on for as long as possible now.

It bascially freezes when I do too much. Like, have too many IE's open. It also won't let me run a full scan of any of my virus programs. But the quick scans are coming out fine. I just re-installed McAfee again (my father renewed it) and that download took a good half hour and it was fine.

BTW- I have a Toshiba Satellite A 105 Laptop.

Thanks for any help.

A:My computer keeps freezing on me

Sounds to me as if you don't have a sufficient amount of RAM installed.How much RAM is installed?How large is hard drive? How large is C: partition? How much free space on C:?Check your virtual memory settings and ensure that it is set for XP to manage such. If a static amount exists, change it. There should be only one virtual memory setting for the pagefile and the pagefile should be on the C: partition.Freezing is often a manifestation of poor venting/air circulation/system overheating.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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Hi! I'm new to the forums, and i couldn't find where to post this, so i just decided to do it here....

First of all my specs...

Asus Rampage Mobo (came with the SupremeFx II Sound card, so im using it)
Q9550 (stock speeds)
Artic Pro 7 cooler
2 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (stock speed which is 800mhz not 1600 as advertised)
Sapphire Radeon HD3870 Toxic Edition (factory oc)
2 x 250gb Seagate Barracuda ES.2 (took off the jumpers)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

The computer keeps freezing at random times, at first i thought i had done something bad while overclocking, but now everything is set on auto, and it keeps freezing.... then i thought it was a bad memory stick, well i checked them using windows tools, the are both working fine... Then i thought it was a bad driver, so i reinstalled windows and all the drivers as well, but as you can imagine it did not work... The first time it froze i was uploading a video in youtube, so i rebooted the machine and tried it again, the same thing happened ... Then after reinstalling everything this time i was able to upload two videos without having problems, but after a couple of minutes of glory, it stopped working....

I am really confuse, how can the computer stand 17 hours of the torturte test (passing every single test) and the just freeze when is not doing anything at all...

please let me know if you have any ideas...

thank you..

A:Computer keeps freezing

go into the bios and set all to the default and go from there, try each mem. stick separate.

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Hello. Recently my computer has started freezing upon startup and works for a little while before it freezes up again and I need to press the power button to reboot it. And then the same thing occurs again. I'm pretty sure there is some type of virus on my PC causing this to happen. Here's the hijack this log:info.txt logfile of random's system information tool 1.05 2008-12-21 08:48:40======Uninstall list======-->C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\UNYT_W~1.EXE-->C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0-->C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -fC:\WINDOWS\orun32.isu-->C:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /I {09DA4F91-2A09-4232-AB8C-6BC740096DE3} REMOVE=UpdateMgrFeature-->c:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /x {9541FED0-327F-4df0-8B96-EF57EF622F19}-->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{39DA87A1-0B26-4562-A70C-2A6147366E47}\Setup.exe" -->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9F765BD0-B900-4EDE-A90B-61C8A9E95C42}\Setup.exe" -->RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\ialmrem.dll,UninstallW2KIGfx P... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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So I just moved my computer from one room to another and for some reason it started freezing all the time. There was nothing new about the set up or peripherals, just a new room! I have a computer that is about 3 years old. It's an HP and it runs Windows XP.

It would often freeze very near the startup and would freeze all the time if I tried starting up itunes. so i ran all the anit-virus and spyware programs I could during safe mode. (I had malware bytes, advance systemcare, ad aware, and spybot running. I even cleaned up with ccleaner and cleaned the reg). It made things a little better but kept freezing. I went to BIOS and made sure everything was at their default settings(don't think it did anything really). I even tried a system restore but it kept failing. So I decided to reformat it and everything seemed fine at first.

BUT i noticed that it was slowing down a lot when trying to run certain setups and windows commands such as: add/remove programs and trying to delete large files. And then it started freezing again. It even froze while i was trying to install the driver for my tablet which i use as my mouse so now i get a bunch of error messages on startup and the cursor is stuck at the upper left screen. It's my only mouse so i have to reformat...again. So it doesn't seem like it's a software issue. I don't know much about BIOS, memory or hardware stuff. Can somebody please help?!?!

A:Computer Keeps freezing

It sounds like a hardware issue but you can try this and see if it helps. Start > run . type cmd. On the command line prompt type chkdsk /r (Note: there is a space between the letter k and the forward slash). Press enter. You will receive a message that the volume is in use and chkdsk cannot be performed and asked to type y or n to schedule a scan upon re-boot. Type y of course then press enter. Type exit then press enter. Restart your computer and allow the scan to run. After completion run a quality defragmenting program such as Diskeeper, Defragler or Ultimate Defrag. You can google any of these to find a download site.

Good luck!!

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Hi all,

So recently I had that Windows 7 Security (whatever it was called) virus. I ended up having to reformat because it was even popping up in safe mode. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing after boot up now. It will act just fine and act completely normal until you try to launch something (firefox, my computer, start button, etc.). I'm not really sure what is causing this but it is extremely frustrating, after it locks up and I have to hard reset a few times it runs just perfect. Right now I'm in safe mode and it didn't freeze once, has anyone ran into something like this before? I have Webroot and it detects nothing, so I'm not sure if it's a virus and is not being detected or it's just some corrupt file in windows causing it to act up. Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Computer just keeps freezing..

Welcome aboard I ended up having to reformatHow exactly was it done? Using what kind of disk?

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I've had a problem with my computer freezing periodically. It does it alot when my wife hooks her ipod up and when itunes is running, but it will do it at other times as well. I thought it was a heat problem so i cleaned my cpu fan and there wasn't any thermal grease so i added some. I also added another case fan and cleaned the cpu heatsink. I'm still having the problem though. Thanks for the help in advance. Here's my logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:47:08 PM, on 8/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

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I am using windows 7. It freezes when I am watching videos or playing videos games, if I wait 10-20 seconds it will usually unfreeze and will go back to normal. I have tried CCleaner and it did not work for me. My computer does freeze on a regular basis. I want to try everything before i go see a professional. Are their any suggestions you guys have?

A:My computer keeps freezing.

A computer that freezes is usually caused by overheating. Or a failing Power Supply Unit. Shut down the computer and take off the side. Clean out the dust and blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Take a look at the label for the PSU and report the Make, Model# and Wattage. Start the computer and make sure all fans are spinning.
Try doing a Clean Boot. If this works then add each startup item one at a time until you find the culprit.

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