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Q: Computer keeps freezing after log in

I use a Dell Vostro 1520 (Laptop)
RAM is 3GB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 @2.10 GHZ
Video Card: GeForce 9300M GS
OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2

To give a full story, around 2 months ago I would experience random fps lag spikes while playing games on my computer. I assumed it was my video card's driver. I updated it and it didn't solve the problem, so I just dealt with it. At some point it got really annoying and I checked my physical memory and it was at 60% after closing multiple programs. I had also noticed it took significantly longer to open any video or music files and my computer would occasionally freeze for quite a while. I then assumed it was malware, so I uninstalled any programs I no longer used and used Malwarebytes to scan my computer. It came up with some results, but nothing really appeared threatening. I still deleted all of them. No result was shown, so I used Avast anti-virus full scan and windows live essentials and deleted any threat that would appear. Still no progress was made and as of recently my computer will freeze in a few seconds after logging in. I read some forum posts with a similar problem and the solutions were usually to do with RAM or the video card driver, so I booted in safe mode (no problems) and disabled my video card. I then rebooted normally and that didn't solve the problem. I am assuming there the programs on my computer and no matter how many I uninstalled or closed in processes on task manager, I still end up with 70+ and 60% memory (when I could still use it)

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Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing after log in

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer keeps freezing after log in

The laptops cooling heatsink could be clogged with dust and animal hair...

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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


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

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

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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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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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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Good Afternoon;

Thank you for taking the time to look into this log and reading over this post.

Problem: My computer has trouble starting up - it will, more and more frequently, freeze on startup. It will get to the load up screen with Windows XP and the loading bar and freeze there. When it does get all the way booted up sometimes, again becoming more frequently, it is running at 100% usage even when I have nothing running myself! A lot of people use this computer so I have no idea what it could be. It is scanned regularly and have been reformatted twice. I also have problem with internet connectivity - I am on a wireless network at home and only my computer is affected (I actually have another computer directly beside it that connects fine). It will connect and disconnect about every 20 minutes. Linksys wireless adapter and router, 54G. Thanks again. It was purchased at MGD.

Specs

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.8GHz
1.25GB DDR Ram 333MHZ (the 256mb ram is actually 333mhz the 1GB is higher and clocks down to run properly, if that sounds right? Both are kingston ram)

ASRock P4i65G Motherboard
(Recently purchased and installed to replace INTEL DESKTOP BOARD D845EPI/D845GVSR)

Sapphire X1650PRO 512DDR2 8XAGP Version
(Recently purchased and installed to replace factory card)

Both installed by technicians at place of purchase.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:18:12 PM, on 11/26/2007
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I have been having problems with my computer freezing up quite a bit for the last 6 months. I have changed hard drives, downloaded Tune-up Utilities, cleaned out my files, and cleaned out the inside of my computer and still it freezes up on me! It?s very annoying! I'll be right in the middle of something, then nothing responds and it freezes up! I am surprised that it hasn't frozen up, while I have been typing this problem! So, I end up having to hit the reset button and lose what I had up on my computer!
Here are my computer specs:
I have a custom made computer, which is about 3 years old, with an ASUS motherboard and parts.
An Intel Pentium D cpu
2Gigs of RAM
250 GB hard drive
DVD & CD drives
McAfee antivirus, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes anti-malware, Super antispyware.
Nothing special here. Please someone help me!

A:Computer Freezing up

Error messages?

Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?

How much free space on the C: partition?

Are fans working properly...have you checked the CPU temperatures in the BIOS after a freeze?

Louis

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Hello all.
I wanted to first thank everyone who helped me with the BSOD. You guys rock. Although I haven't gotten the BSOD yet, my computer froze up on me. I left my computer running to download some stuff, but when I came back (several hours later), my computer seemed to be locked. What I mean is that my monitor was in sleep mode, but I tried to wiggle the mouse, there was no signal. My computer light (processing) was solid and I had to reset the computer. I check to see if there was a mini-dump, but nothing. I was wondering if I need to update the hot fix above (the sleep / hibernate)? In addition, does anyone know how to tell if my usb has a nvidia EHCI? I saw another hot fix, but wanted to make sure if I need to download that as well. Any insight will be appreciated. Thank you.

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I also looked up my Event Viewer and notice an error message occuring. There are two and it said that lirsgt and atksgt failed to start up. Does this mean anything? Could these two things be the cause of my problems? Thanks.

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I purchased a HP Pavilion Elite e9180t PC about four weeks ago and it freezes up quite often. About every 2-3 days it would freeze up. I understand that computers are bound to freeze from time to time, but it is happening way too often, especially for a new PC. I would not necessarily be using a lot of programs when it occurs. 90% of the time, I would just be browsing on some website or reading something then the mouse would just stop moving. What should I do?

A:Computer freezing every other day

take it back and tell them to give you one that works

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Hello,

My computer has been freezing up every hour or so since yesterday.

Please let me know what could be causing this and how to fix it.

Thank you sooo much!
 

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hi guys, i already have account here but i forgot my account name :/ anyway, i have a dell computer (intel celeron processor) with 512 ram and 996 MMz running windows xp home edition version 2002.For about a week now, my computer has been freezing (I cant move mouse, keyboard not responding, only thing I can do is hold the power button), either when I am just browsing the internet, or when im watching a movie or playing a game (starcraft), it seems to be pretty random, because its happened a few minutes after startup and a few hours after startup. Its never done this before and I'm wondering if its a hardware problem or a software problem, I've used AVG and ad-aware to check for spyware and viruses but they found nothing, my comp works perfectly other than the fact that it might freeze randomly after a hour or something. I have no graphics card if that is relevant, but I doubt starcraft requires a graphics card, and I often watch videos on media player classic where it has frozen often.Well, I guess it cant be random, usually after it freezes once if I try to run my comp again it will freeze a lot sooner (a few minutes) than if I give it a break for a few hours and come back (then it will take a hour or something). Also, sometimes windows wont startup at all and it will stay at the dell screen when you first turn on the comp.here is my hijackthis log Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:34:36 PM, on 18/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing

Hi,? Re-name HijackThis.exe to kitty.exe by doing the following:- Navigate to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe- Right-click onto HijackThis.exe and select "Rename"- Type kitty.exe and hit Enter.? Now, double-click onto kitty.exe (which is still HijackThis) and post back with the new HijackThis log.

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my computer will freeze usually after sitting idle and sometimes when using it.what could the problem be?

A:freezing computer

To start I would open the case and see if it needs to be cleaned out. We have a tutorial posted here

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Hi, attached and within this post is logs necasary to see what is going on. please help me figure out what is causing all these pop-ups and freezing computer every 5 mins. thanks. i am running windows xp thanks. DDS log DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Sherry at 20:01:46.32 on Fri 02/26/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.comuSearch Page = uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.mirarsearch.com/?useie5=1&q=mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.yahoo.commDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearchmSearch Page = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearchmStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.commSearch Bar = hxxp://www.mirarsearch.com/?useie5=1&q=uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexploreuSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearchmSearchAssistant = uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn2\yt.dllBHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn2\yt.dllBHO: PopKill Class: {3c060ea2-e6a9-4e49-a530-d4657b8c449a} - c:\program files\verizon\verizon internet security suite\pkR.dllBHO: BrowserHelper Class: {8a9d74f9-560b-4fe7-abeb-3b2e638e5cd6} - c:\p... Read more

A:pop-up/ freezing computer

Hello sunnybo Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.Now to the fix!1.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.43) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before perfor... Read more

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Hi there.

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

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

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

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

Here's my system info.

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

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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hi, could anyone help, i switch on my computer and after about 3/4 hours my cpu fan starts and is quiet loud it comes on and then goes off quite often, when it starts the computer freezes and when stops it is fine,and whist its goin on and off the computer slows down. i have a 1gb RAM and 250 gb hard drive so i know its not them iv checked my temperature on it and its between 30 and 40, which is fine.
 

A:my computer freezing

You can replace the fan for as little as $12... I would get a complete assemble with CPU fan, heatsink, and thermal paste... which may cost anywhere from $12 to $25.
 

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Last time i thought it was my usb ports shutting down not it just seems that my computer freezes, and its random. not daily then i narrowed it down to being internet explorer, but it also does it with mozzila and i think one time it did it out of no where.. my keyboard and mouse go dead but its not the usb ports cause my external hdds are still on and when i try to unplug and replug it flashes for a second, then i saw the time saying 2:47 when it was really 2:51 so i had to turn off my computer, looked in event viewer and found nothing all though i did find another error.

This is getting rather annoying as to i cant pin point the problem. My problems with this pc will never end.

This time it happened from switching from 1 tab to the next, as soon as i clicked on the next tab boom.

A:Computer Freezing.

Hello,

Did this problem arise just recently? If so, perhaps a System Restore will help. If not, then maybe a Repair Install will.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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Heya!

Basically I turn my XP computer on and it loads up nicely and then randomly it freezes, mouse won't move, screen is just frozen and I'm left to the last resort of pushing and holding down the computer off/on button.

I know I need to give more information about my PC but I'm not sure how to give it to you, please tell me how to go about giving you the information you need and I'll follow your steps as soon as you post them. Thankyou!

Hope someone can help!

Jamie

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To make sure you have not maybe got a clash of programs, you could tell us what your Antivirus program is and what other protection you have on board?

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I have a HP dv6500 laptop. When I am online whether I use firefox or google chrome. My page stops responding. The cursor just goes around and around and the computer will not do anything. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer. This happens after about 10 mins or so of being online.
 

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

A:Computer freezing

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

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My computer is freezing up mainly in a section where my downloads are when I try to open one or delete it .
Also our computer is going slow.
Thank you

Here is our Hijack This Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:12:32 PM, on 12/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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\spoolsv.exe
D:\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
D:\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM305_STI.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.13.1.2\PlaxoHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
D:\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
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A:Help computer freezing

Bumping this up . It's nine pages back so I guess it could get lost in the multiple of threads.
So many people with computer problems.
 

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my computer keeps on freezing...i have no idea why...it happens like right when i go back on the computer after not being on it for a few minutes...when i move the mouse, it will just freeze...no idea why

any help would be much appreciated
 

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I'm well aware of how my computer operates, and how it acts (I'm no pro I've just been using this dino for ever, emachine T1440) Lately it's been lagging, but not consistantly. IE freezes upalmost every time i switch to a new page, or open a new tab. And spybot s&d suddenly will not load. It hangs on the load window. So of course I grabbed HiJackThis and did a scan. I hope this is the proper forum for this if not then I hope a Mod can move it where it should go. I'm adding my log file as an attachment. Any advice would be appreciated thank you.

A:My computer keeps freezing up

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. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.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.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My computer has been freezing either at random times when I am using it, and almost always if I leave it idle for more than 5 minutes. I can't move the mouse or anything when it happens and I don't know what's going on. When it freezes I have to manually restart the computer to load up everything again, and it usually just freezes up again. If someone could check my Hijackthis! and help that would be awesome. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:01 AM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
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Hi,

My computer is freezing about every 30 minutes. Not sure if I have a virus or not. Only noticed it after installing a new piece of purchased software for a PCI slot device. I have recently uninstalled the software hoping it would fix the problem, but it hasn't. Please review the attached Hijackthis log file and let me know if this problem can be fixed. Thanks.
Hijack this log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:38:44 AM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy LS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIADA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\NOKIAP~1\LAUNCH~1.EXE
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Recently I made this new computer from scratch,
hardware specs are as follows

Motherboard : ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Processor: AMD FX 8150
RAM: 16 GB (2x8 Crucial)
Memory: 128GB Crucial Solid State Drive w/ 6/GB's transfer rate, three other hard drives.
Graphics: 1 Sapphire 7970
PSU: 1250 Watt OCZ Gold 80+

Just recently the PC started freezing where the mouse is still moveable,
however just now the whole screen froze, including the mouse, then it told me the graphics stopped working.

I read some things that a Solid State Drive has problems with Windows 7, is this the case?
I also scanned for malware and viruses, had a look inside the case for any loose cabling or anything such as, but I couldn't find any problem.

So is it a problem within the solid state drive itself?
 

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I read some things that a Solid State Drive has problems with Windows 7, is this the case?
I also scanned for malware and viruses, had a look inside the case for any loose cabling or anything such as, but I couldn't find any problem.

So is it a problem within the solid state drive itself
Click to expand...

First I have heard this. There should be no problem. You have either a driver problem, video card problem of PSU problem. I would uninstall the drivers are reinstall first.
 

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I have the same problem, Help me please!
Thank you!

A:Computer Freezing

Originally Posted by mxdiendan8


I have the same problem, Help me please!
Thank you!



Welcome, but sorry man, no dice. There are no bsod logs included. Do you have a C:\Windows\Minidump folder at all? Or even C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP

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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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hey guys, I am trying to figure out what could be causing a problem I'm having with my computer freezing.
It is always a complete freeze. mouse doesnt work, desktop completely freezes, picture still. nothing works. 100% frozen but screen still shows. I have to hard reset/ hold down power button.
This is NOT too frequent. It froze this morning after 3 days of non-stop 24 hour operation with no problems. and maybe twice in a week before that. also, i NEVER get BSOD, just complete freezes.
The freezes are random, doesnt matter what i'm doing. even can occur at idle. my monitoring gadgets on my desktop show barely any cpu and gpu usage on freeze. Temps are all normal. Ram at 15-25% use.

This started after i did a bundle of upgrades which included: Patriot Pyro 60gb SSD - contains fresh windows 7 64 bit.
galaxy 560 ti GC, and 212+ heatsink for my cpu.

all drivers and windows updates are up to date. what should i check next? is it possible that my heatsink is causing this? the fan attached to the heatsink is barely touching one of my sticks of ram, didnt think it would be a problem. should i slide it up a bit?
System info : Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3
G Skill 1600 - 4x4, 16 gigs
Galaxy 560 ti
Patriot Pyro 60 gb ssd - yes i have the latest firmware on it.
Western Digital 6 gb/s 300 gb
??? internal 1 TB 3 gb/s hard drive just for storage
2500k @ 3.8 ghz with hyper 212+
600W Silencer MK II
Omega striker Sound card.

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A:Possible causes for computer Freezing?

I have the same sort of problem. Newly built computer freezes seemingly at complete random, all input devices, display, the whole nine yards. Freezing usually occurs after I leave the computer on overnight, but I've also had it happen after an hour or two, and once after a couple of minutes (hence the complete randomness). I've done all sorts of things to try to isolate the problem. It looks like what we have in common are similar cpus and discrete graphics chipsets.
Maybe the problem lies with some sort of conflict there. If disabling the i5 gpu and graphics virtualization does not work, then I'm going to try removing the 560 ti. If that doesn't isolate the problem, then I don't know what. I guess I could try booting the computer using a live version of Linux, and leave it running for a couple of days, that might tell me if it is a conflict with the OS. I'm currently using Windows 7 x64, and I've checked the logs, but no indication there of any problems before crashing.

Heres my hardware:
Maximus IV GENE-Z (Z68)
N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozer II GTX 560 Ti
i5 2400
Rosewill 530W Single Rail RG530-212
PNY 1600 2x4GB pc3-12800
2 SATA HDs
1 SATA DVDROM
 

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Computer doesnt freeze while installing new windows os freezes while installing driver packs. Help needed

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i dont know whats going on, i have ad aware professional, spyware doctor full version, comodo firewall, antivir personal edition and ewido. i scan about once every 5 days, they find a few little things, and get rid of them. suddenly my computer keeps freezing! usually im running msn 7.5, itunes and mozilla or IE, with the icons on the taskbar on aswell. are any of these programs causing conflict? when it freezes, the sound skips like a broken record, and i cant do anything, resulting in turning it off by holding the power button down for 5 seconds. i cant move the mouse, i try ctrl alt delete, but its just non responsive. i recently purchased registry cleaner, it founds 180 problems and fixed them all, so i think the registry is clean. also i used cleanup and got rid of all the junk.

thanks in advance :), helen

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Helen, do you remember the date when you ran the Registry cleaner? Could you please try restoring your System to a date earlier than that and check if this happens or not? Your System Restore is accessible through 'Help and Support' in the Start menu.

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My computer keeps freezing about one to two minutes after I turn it on. It doesn't matter what I'm doing it freezes. It has frozen while in regualr start up, safe mode, advanced boot options. The computer is only 3 weeks old and no problems before today. Please help.

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sbelling,
Welcome to SF and before the group dives in and starts you would do us all a big favor and fill in your spec's.

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Hi,
 
For the last few weeks my computer has been slowing down almost to a halt by having just 4-5 tabs open on Chrome and even with Maxthon Cloud Browser that was recently added.  I have done everything I know about cleaning and scanning for malware and viruses but nothing seems to work.  Nothing was found.  I have used rogue killer, AdwCleaner, and it found something in Firefox but it could not be removed successfully, so I decided to uninstall Firefox and that was removed.  But even that has not improved the performance.  Every couple of hours  of working online, the laptop just freezes and the CPU goes to 100% and nothing can be done.  Even the Windows Task Manager freezes and takes minutes to open and then even when it opens, I cannot do anything.  I usually shut down and restart because it is really useless.
 
If I go to yahoo news, it just slows to such an extend that my typing is displayed few seconds after typing.  The fan kicks in and its humming sound continues until I turn it off.
 
I have XP Windows, using Chrome and Maxthon Browser, even added Add Blocker to Chrome but that has not resolved the issue.   Microsoft essentials would no longer update and would freeze so I had it uninstalled.  I wanted to reinstall MS Essentials again, but MS no longer supports XP so that was not possible.  Currently I have Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Iobit ASC, CCleaner, JRT, an... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing with CPU at 100%

I don't know if it'll help, but it's best to remove IObit ASC, if you've ran it, it may be the root of your issues. These all-in-one cleaning "utilities" often does more harm than good & BC Fourms doesn't recommend the use of such software. Nor do I.
 
Furthermore, there are still many of us who remembers the issue between IObit & Malwarebytes a few years back, if you want to know more, Google search "what did IObit do to Malwarebytes" w/out the quotes & you'll see. I wouldn't place any of their software on my computer, no matter what.
 
So what are you using for a regular AV? Some of the choices you mentioned having are good, especially the first two, but you need an AV installed on your computer. It is good that JRT & AdwCleaner didn't find anything, but keep in mind that these aren't "fix all" tools for everything.
 
My guess is that if ASC didn't mess up something, then you may have an scvhost.exe process that's hogging up all of your CPU. Narrowing it down can be tricky, Have you tried running System Explorer? You can run a security scan & check all of your running files/processes.
 
http://systemexplorer.net/
 
This is a start, hopefully other members will chip in. I have seen these things go away on it's own,
 
And one last thing. turn OFF Automatic Updates for Windows, totally off & reboot. If it's the cause of the scvhost.exe spike, you'll know it's fixed.
 
Cat

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browser pointer freezes, only way of starting is switching off comuputor is by pressing the power button on the computor, i have windows XP Pro, and i have 1GB RAM.

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