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Windows completely freezes up. What could could the problem be?

Q: Windows completely freezes up. What could could the problem be?

Recently my laptop started to freeze. And I mean COMPLETELY freeze. The mouse pointer disappears and windows freezes instantly in that state.
I cannot type anything, I cannot move anything, ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work and neither does anything else, I must shut down the laptop and restart.
If any sound or music is playing it freezes and the last few musical notes (or tones) become repetitive and loops ad infinitum.
The computer stays in that state like a snapshot and will not budge whatsoever unless I shutdown/start it again.
Also, it doesn't show any signs of increased CPU or RAM activity when the freezing is triggered. No visual or audible hdd turation or CPU overdrive.

I did a full virus/malware scan, nothing was found.
No errors in chkdsk
All drivers are installed and up to date, no conflicts in device manager.
Temperatures of system are normal, no overheating (verified with hwmonitor)
I also cleaned the hardware, removed dust, etc. Software-wise, I cleaned everything with Ccleaner.
My sistem is Windows 7 Ultimate 64x , 2ghz , 4 gb ram.

Apparently the laptop doesn't randomly freeze. As of yet I have observed two instances that trigger this behavior:
1. When attempting to copy files or folders from a computer connected to my wireless network (I can only view the contents of folders)
2. When I try to do a search in Emule and the search would return lots of potential results ( i.e a popular file )

The latter is really strange. When I click the search tab in emule to see its contents, after it has finished the search, the computer utterly
freezes like I just described. Same as with the copying, when I do ctrl-c with a shared file on my wireless and then ctrl-v back on my laptop.

Thank you very much for any help I may get...

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Preferred Solution: Windows completely freezes up. What could could the problem be?

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.

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A: Windows completely freezes up. What could could the problem be?

Run these hardware tests

1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95
3. Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests

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Hello, I have experienced lately (last 5 days) unusual freezing of my computer while performing tasks.
F.e. had opened Google chrome besides iTunes player and wanted to edit some pics but then laptop froze completely, CTRL+ALT+DEL didint work, had to hold start up button for 5 sec and just then laptop switched off.
First I thought I over loaded pc with too many tasks (though it was always capable to perform them before), so checked CPU and task manager but all seemed normal.
It happened few times after that, even if i was running only single application.
So I decided to check laptop by using extra run of testing by AVG 9.0(it is my installed AV) and in history of tests I have discovered that in last 5 days any of then was fully finished.
When I tried to run it again, laptop got frozen every time I tried it.
Cant simply complete scan of all computer without freeze.
Also I have found in AVG virus vault *packed.auto it* though when I read more it is often false alarm (it was in vista codecs program files).
But still it doesnt feel good. I use this laptop for online banking and credit cards transactions so wanna be sure all works as it should.
Thanks so much for this possibility to get help online.
Looking forward to your reply, have a nice day/night





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A:Virus problem (laptop completely freezes)

btw..I have run Malwarebytes test too.....laptop got frozen in the same way as with AVG...looks some cheeky file doesnt like to be found.
btw number 2....my desktop picture has changed to blank dark screen.....but it was onger ago so maybe I have been hosting something "nice" for some time.

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I have a 2-day old Dell Studio 1555 that randomly freezes 10-30 min after startup. It doesn't matter if the computer is idle or if it's being used... it just freezes. Dell has been completely useless in helping me figure it out. I've run all of the diagnostics and they're all coming out clean. I've even reinstalled windows.

I'm wondering if it would help to reformat the drive and then reinstall windows again. The first time I didn't reinstall the drive.

Anyone have any ideas? Also, it's been a long time (almost 10 years) since I did this kind of stuff, so I'm assuming that I can't just type "format c:" from the command line anymore. Any help?

Thanks,

Brooks

A:Windows 7 Completely Freezes

Hi.

You probably have too much, what I refer to as "junk" running with Windows. Or maybe it needs better drivers.

Type system information in the start menu search box. Hit enter. Ctrl+s on the screen that opens.

Rar or zip the file then attach to a post using the paperclip. I'll have a look.

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My computer will completely freeze. It seems I can use any program for awhile but if i use my browser i will eventually get an odd "search" result page that is not consistent and then the computer eventually freezes. Ctrl-alt-delete, doesn't work, nothing...I have to manually reboot by turning off the power. I have run Spyware Doctor and the results are random, recently it identified several problems and threats that it categorized as high and i believe one was a trogan.pidief or something. i wish i had more detail but the problem is when i tried to fix the issues the computer froze. Now, I can't get through a full spyware doctor scan again -- it just freezes before it identifies any problems so i can't say what the exact problem was. i have also run malwarebytes' anti-malware but it does not find anything.Here is my hijackthisl log. Any help would be very much appreciated.Thanks DGLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:21:37 AM, on 10/31/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:�... Read more

A:Windows XP Pro completely freezes

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will a... Read more

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I built a pretty high-end computer two months ago. For about five weeks I had no issues, but then I started getting random periodic freezes. It's not exactly the same every time, and I don't really know how to investigate a total crash. The specs are:
i7 4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
Asus GTX 770
16GB DDR3-1600 Crucial RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Windows 8 Professional
 
The freezes have happened once or twice a week, about seven times now. I'm not running anything computationally taxing or a game or anything when it happens, usually all I have open when the freezes occur are:
Firefox
Notepad++
Pidgin
(sometimes) Steam
(sometimes) Libre Office Calc
(sometimes) KeePass
(sometimes) Media Player Classic Home Cinema
 
I don't think any process is particularly busy when it happens, but I didn't have task manager up at the time. Often I'm just switching from one window to another when it happens. Typical CPU usage is very low. RAM usage couldn't be more than 6 GB at the most. According to SpeedFan, temperatures are also very low on the CPU, GPU, Motherboard, and hard drives. The fans aren't busy when the crash occurs but I think maybe spin up slightly faster a few seconds after, can't say for sure.
 
Several of the freezes have had these symptoms: after leaving the computer on for several hours doing nothing, I come back to it and it is responsive for only a few seconds before suddenly stopping. The cursor won't move, the keyboard does nothing, even just pressing Caps ... Read more

A:Windows freezes completely, or becomes choppy

Hi and to Bleeping Computer. According to your system specifications, the motherboard comes with an integrated video chip so might as well switch to that output first in order to test if the problem persist. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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Recently my laptop started to freeze. And I mean COMPLETELY freeze. The mouse pointer disappears and windows freezes instantly in that state.
I cannot type anything, I cannot move anything, ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work and neither does anything else, I must shut down the laptop and restart.
If any sound or music is playing it freezes and the last few musical notes (or tones) become repetitive and loops ad infinitum.
The computer stays in that state like a snapshot and will not budge whatsoever unless I shutdown/start it again.
Also, it doesn't show any signs of increased CPU or RAM activity when the freezing is triggered. No visual or audible hdd turation or CPU overdrive.

I did a full virus/malware scan, nothing was found.
No errors in chkdsk
All drivers are installed and up to date, no conflicts in device manager.
Temperatures of system are normal, no overheating (verified with hwmonitor)
I also cleaned the hardware, removed dust, etc. Software-wise, I cleaned everything with Ccleaner.
My sistem is Windows 7 Ultimate 64x , 2ghz , 4 gb ram.

Apparently the laptop doesn't randomly freeze. As of yet I have observed two instances that trigger this behavior:
1. When attempting to copy files or folders from a computer connected to my wireless network (I can only view the contents of folders)
2. When I try to do a search in Emule and the search would return lots of potential results ( i.e a popular file )

The latter is really strange. When I clic... Read more

A:Windows completely freezes up. What could be wrong?

Can you perform a laptop full restore?
 

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hello all, any help given is happily accepted... i have exhausted my time and desire to troubleshoot any electrical or electronic device but must continue to repair my pc...im lost but i found this forum with light...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD V120 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1786 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293255 MB, Free - 44623 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:49:03 PM, on 7/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\vVX6000.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version7\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Users\master b\Downloads\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Users\master b\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webfetti_52\bar\1.bin\52brmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:windows 7 completely freezes durning startup

Hopefully a Tech will be along shortly to help you with the Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4. I do see that you have Norton installed along with AVG. This is not good and could be one of your problems. Never run two Anti-Virus programs together, or for that matter, have two on your computer at the same time. Uninstall Norton and hopefully that will get you moving in the right direction.
Again, one of the Tech's qualified to read the Trend Micro should be along shortly.

Good luck,
Capt
 

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Hi, I had a Windows XP installation where sometimes, out of nowhere, the system would hang. The current aplication would stop responding, then the taskbar stopped, and then even the cursor froze. I couldn't do anything but to hard reset. Sometimes if I waited for a while, a BSOD would pop up. I downloaded WhoCrashed to analyze the memory dump and it told me that it had to do with the GeForce drivers.
I downgraded them and it worked for quite a time until last week. No matter what I do, after 2 hours of less of work (most of the time while playing a game) the PC again froze. Really disgusted I managed to do a Backup of my data, formatted the drive, and installed Windows 7. But again, while using Chrome, it hangs again!
I don't know what can it be, neither what to do. My PC is a AMD Athlon X2 64 on a ASUS M2N-MX SE PLUS with a GeForce GT240 and 2gb of RAM. Does anybody know what should I do? =/

EDIT: Forgot to mention that while using Safe Mode it worked absolutely fine. Also while using a Ubuntu Live CD.

A:Windows hangs and freezes completely, even after formatting

This sounds very much like a drive problem. You'll notice that your system should have an LED indicator for disk activity. Does this thing light up solid during freeze?

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Hello, the past two days my computer has been freezing shortly after login, it works in all versions of safe mode, but when I try to sfc /scannow it gets stuck at 69% and when I try to system restore it freezes the computer, I have tried a virus scan and nothing showed up. In event viewer, in the minute that the computer freezes it has at least 15 error 7001's and 10005's for each time the computer froze. I cant even install a new version of windows, it does not work in safe mode and I have nothing besides a thumb drive with windows 7 on, when I try to use the thumb drive it does not show up in boot menu. Any help is appreciated!

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Hello, the past two days my computer has been freezing shortly after login, it works
in all versions of safe mode, but when I try to sfc /scannow it gets stuck at 69% and when I try to system restore it freezes the computer, I have tried a virus scan and nothing showed up. In event viewer, in the minute that the computer freezes it has at
least 15 error 7001's and 10005's for each time the computer froze. I cant even install a new version of windows, it does not work in safe mode and I have nothing besides a thumb drive with windows 7 on, when I try to use the thumb drive it does not show up
in boot menu. Any help is appreciated!

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Hi,
I bought a new Dell Vostro 3450 laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, removed Ubuntu, made new partitions and installed Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit on a primary partition. Then I installed all the drivers recommended on the dell's drivers' website. Just after doing that whenever I log into the windows it freezes after 15-45 seconds. When it freezes pointer does not move and I am also unable to open windows task manager. The only option is forced shutdown.

1. First I thought it's a wrong driver installation problem because there were a lot of drivers available on Dell's website for the WLAN and Bluetooth. So I completely uninstalled all the drivers for Bluetooth and WLAN, installed Everest Ultimate Edition and checked the exact hardware, installed the specific drivers. Even then the problem was not solved.
2. Then I thought it's due to the Catalyst Control Center (ATI's tool to manage switchable graphics card). My laptop has integrated Intel HD graphics and ATI Radeon HD 6630M graphics card. So I removed Catalyst Control Center from startup services by going to msconfig -> Startup. (I was able to do this by running the Windows in Safe Mode) Even then there was no improvement.
3. Then I thought it is due to Microsoft Security Essentials so I removed it in startup and it did not even work as well.
4. So I removed a lot of services one by one and saw whether the system freezes or not but all of the combinations failed.
5. Finally the Windows stopped freezing when I hav... Read more

A:System completely freezes after logging into Windows 7

Adrastos, Hello and welcome to Sevenforums!

Try slowly one-by-one enabling the startup programs and until you experience the problem (You may have to restart after each one). This may take some time. I recommend going through your startup folder and removing all programs that you do not need to startup when windows starts up. It will be in your all programs in the start menu.

After you find the problem startup program, enable everything else except the problem startup program, and see if it freezes or not. Post back wether or not this works for you

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Hi all, I've had this problem for the past week or so.

I don't know what it is, I've cleared all temp files, I've dusted the inside of my computer, I've checked for viruses. I've exhausted every option that I know of that is in my power.

Here are my (very) basic PC stats:

Windows XP - SP2
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 2.13Ghz
1 Gig RAM

I tried to look at the eventlog, but no errors (or warnings) came up... So I really don't know what to do... So any help would be appreciated, and if I did something wrong please correct me, I'm new to the forum, but I saw that you have this section so I decided to join. Thank you.
 

A:Windows completely freezes, no eventlog information

Hi I'd like to follow up on this stating that I've fixed the problem, but another problem's been happening.

Now, all of a sudden, the computer restarts by itself, when it did this, I bought new RAM for the PC, and I had thought it fixed the issue, but it seems that that's not the case.



I checked my eventviewer and get these errors:

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bf845801, parameter3 b4690758, parameter4 00000000.

Error code 00000024, parameter1 001902fe, parameter2 b7cf93f8, parameter3 b7cf90f4, parameter4 f769da71.


can anyone help? I have no idea what any of this means, and any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hello, the past two days my computer has been freezing shortly after login, it works in all versions of safe mode, but when I try to sfc /scannow it gets stuck at 69% and when I try to system restore it freezes the computer, I have tried a virus scan and nothing showed up. In event viewer, in the minute that the computer freezes it has at least 15 error 7001's and 10005's for each time the computer froze. I cant even install a new version of windows, it does not work in safe mode and I have nothing besides a thumb drive with windows 7 on, when I try to use the thumb drive it does not show up in boot menu. Any help is appreciated!

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Hello,

This is my first post here, so please relocate it, if it's in the wrong section!

Let me start with the explanation:

Today I resumed my laptop from hibernation (as I usually do) and I was doing the usual stuff I do (skype, browsing, Illustrator etc.) I don't know if it's relevant, but at the last minute I was checking if I can run a game at "can you run it" and then windows suddenly froze still. I waited probably over 5 minutes, to see if it fixes by itself, but nothing happened. I tried to open task manager and kill my browser, as at this time it seemed that this caused the problem. Unfortunately the screen went black and it froze in that state. I switched off the laptop by holding the power button (Something I do quite often as I'm having some issues with my GPU) After Windows loaded completely I continued to do whatever I was doing and 3 minutes after the restart it froze again. Then I noticed that the CPU usage dropped to a flat line with minor peaks to 2-3% (my usual CPU usage constantly varies between 5 and 20%). I restarted 5-6 more times, thus leading me to the same result 2-3 mins after log on. From this you probably understood that my laptop is literally unusable!
After reading every article and thread I found for the past 6 hrs, I came to the conclusion, that my HDD is dying. At one point I was able to run resource monitor before it froze and I noticed that during the "frozen state" the HDD was behaving very strange - the graph... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes completely while CPU usage is almost a flatline

Test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan
to know its certain condition.

Since you were stressing the browser at the time of the crash my first thought is the notoriously buggy Flash Player.

In addition you can go over your install thoroughly using Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 has recently been freezing for hours even where crt+alt+del do not work and the only way to clear the screen is to manually shut down. The mouse doesn't work, as in it won't click on anything, so shutting down from WIndows is not an option or closing other programs. My virus scans come up clean and I use spybot-search and destroy, adaware and AVG.

My next problem is the sound, it is slow and blurred. I have reinstalled the REALTREK audio driver from SONY but still it persists. Also, the microphone was not working. Sounds are very delayed.

Here is my hijack this log

C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLSearchHook Class - {54EB34EA-E6BE-4CFD-9F4F-C4A0C2EAFA22} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Search Enhancement\AOLSearch.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Search Enhancement - {54EB34EA-E6BE-4CFD-9F4F-C4A0C2EAFA22} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Search Enhancement\AOLSearch.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C... Read more

A:Windows completely freezes and the sound is messed up, HJ log

here's the real log, i accidently left the top out.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:57:50 PM, on 8/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\conime.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLSearchHook Class - {54EB34EA-E6BE-4CFD-9F4F-C4A0C2EAFA22} - C:\Progr... Read more

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Hello! I've been using my Dell Inspiron 17R for around 2 months ago and it's a fantastic laptop, I mainly use it for videogames, music and movies/TV shows and it has ran flawlessly thus far.

Starting yesterday however, problems began to occur. I could boot the laptop up as per usual and access the Internet, play games, watch movies etc. but after around 5 minutes everything would suddenly become unresponsive. Both my mouse and trackpad wouldn't allow me to click at all, I could however move the mouse around the screen completely fine. The keyboard would also not work - I tried opening the task manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del as well as closing windows with Alt+F4 or trying to shutdown via the Windows key and nothing would work. Instead the cursor would change to the "loading" symbol and it would pretty much just do nothing.

The first time this happened I was browsing the Internet and it just got stuck on "Waiting for Cache" or something to that likeliness, I then noticed the rotating circle that shows a page loading had also halted and was then forced to reboot manually as I couldn't even click the Windows button. Another test I tried was watching a downloaded video - it literally just stopped playing around 4 minutes in. The screen just halted on a single frame even though the pause button hadn't been pressed - trying to click anything didn't work (as usual).

I tried rebooting it multiple times (I was sadly forced to use the power button) and it began t... Read more

A:After around 5 minutes of working after startup, Windows 7 completely freezes

Have you tried a disk check with both boxes checked to check your hard disk drive for errors?

The disk check will be scheduled to run outside Windows, so the freezing problems should not be an issue. You may want to run it and go watch a movie or before bed since it can take a few hours to finish. Even if it appears to be stuck, please leave it for a few hours to make sure it really froze. Interrupting a disk check can have dire consequences.


I do not recommend running registry cleaning programs. They tend to strip away parts of the operating system registry as well as program file registry entries that can damage Windows and the programs that runs on it. How long have you been running ccleaner's registry cleaning tool?

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Hello! I've been using my Dell Inspiron 17R for around 2 months ago and it's a fantastic laptop, I mainly use it for videogames, music and movies/TV shows and it has ran flawlessly thus far.

Starting yesterday however, problems began to occur. I could boot the laptop up as per usual and access the Internet, play games, watch movies etc. but after around 5 minutes everything would suddenly become unresponsive. Both my mouse and trackpad wouldn't allow me to click at all, I could however move the mouse around the screen completely fine. The keyboard would also not work - I tried opening the task manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del as well as closing windows with Alt+F4 or trying to shutdown via the Windows key and nothing would work. Instead the cursor would change to the "loading" symbol and it would pretty much just do nothing.

The first time this happened I was browsing the Internet and it just got stuck on "Waiting for Cache" or something to that likeliness, I then noticed the rotating circle that shows a page loading had also halted and was then forced to reboot manually as I couldn't even click the Windows button. Another test I tried was watching a downloaded video - it literally just stopped playing around 4 minutes in. The screen just halted on a single frame even though the pause button hadn't been pressed - trying to click anything didn't work (as usual).

I tried rebooting it multiple times (I was sadly forced to use the powe... Read more

A:After around 5 minutes of working after startup, Windows 7 completely freezes

[Using CCleaner to fix my registry in Safe Mode]

leave the registry alone it looks after itself 99.999% of the time

run dell diagnostics

you should be able to run a non destructive reinstall if necessary
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm not sure how descriptive I can be. When I start my computer, it freezes soon after I am able to see my desktop and is unresponsive to anything. I have Windows XP SP2. My brother uses this computer as well though he is away for the weekend. Otherwise I would ask him if he has tried anything. Please advise on what I should do next.

Thank you!

A:Windows freezes completely 10 seconds after I am able to view my desktop

Hello. Can you get into safe mode?I think it's best for your computer, to look for an infection. Just follow the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html (Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help). When post your (Hijackthis log +) DDS Log: Be patient, it's very busy at this forum. A professional expert will view your logs and will help you with that problem. Do not use tools (like ComoFix) without professional experience/helper.Good luck.

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I just installed my windows 8 few days ago after formatting my notebook, there's something bothering me so much, my windows 8 freezes and after few seconds my cursor is vanished, and my notebook is completely unresponsive, i can't use ctrl+alt+del, even when I pressed Caps Lock, the indicator didn't change. For the Information, I'm using ASUS K40IN, with Intel Dual Core Processor 2.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, and 512 MB VGA (nVidia),I don't really know what could be the cause, but its often happens when I'm using google chrome, or firefox when opening flash player content, I assume it has something to do with my wireless connection.

Sorry for bad english, I'm not fluently use english,
I will attach the SF diagnostic result

Please Help, I really like windows 8

A:Windows 8 Completely Freezes and mouse cursor vanished

Your English is just fine, thank you for posting in it!

Your BIOS dates from 2009. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

Only 19 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have at least 30 or 40. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

This device has problems:





Coprocessor PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AA3&SUBSYS_1CF71043&REV_B1\3&267A616A&1&1D The drivers for this device are not installed.



You must install the latest, Win8 compatible chipset drivers for your sytem from the Asus support website.

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). I strongly suspect that this hold true for Win8 systems also.





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloa... Read more

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I own a Toshiba Satellite L645D-S7040, when i use my Laptop it will completly freeze randomly without any reason or warning. when it freezes nothing will move (mouse) and the is frozen in time. any program that was runing at the time is also frozen in the middle of what ever task it was doing. like if i was watching a video it would make a high pitch scream until i restart it. normally it freezes after 10 to 30 minutes after start up and at time it could take hours to days to freeze. After the freeze i check the event logs and the only thing posted is the fact that i shut it down. i even did a factory restore and it still does the freezing. and yes windows 7 is the stanfard OS i the laptop. it is only about 14 months old. i am thinking of buying a new hard drive but i would rather solve the problem then buy a hard drive.

A:Windows 7 Completely stalls and freezes on Toshiba Laptop

Please provide this information even though you're not experiencing BSOD's: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Also, let us know the approximate date and time (from the system clock in the lower right corner of your screen) of the latest freeze.

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Hi all,For several months my PC has been frustratingly slow. However, I have dealt with it. Now however, when I click on "start" my PC will completely freeze, not allowing me to access anything. When closing programs, the desktop slowly scrolls back onto the screen instead of instantly appearing. I wish there was more details to share but there is none to my knowledge. I have recently ran spybot S&D and ran a virus scan but it has not helped. I have followed the instructions on the preparation post and here is the data in the DDS log. I am attaching the other log files as well. Thanks for your help in advance. I know you all do quality work as I have used this site in the past for a different PC.------------- DDS log file -----------------DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Whitney at 22:05:47.95 on Mon 12/14/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.109 [GMT -6:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

A:Computer slow at all times. Ocassionaly freezes. Clicking on start often freezes system completely.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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hello guys this problem started occuring a few months ago now it has gone and went away about 2 times now, each time its happened i have sys restored just to be on the safe side although i dont think its done anything. it hasnt happened at all for like 2 months and before when it happened it was just a few times

i cant Ctrl alt delete or move the mouse its a complete freeze and i have to hold down the power button on my pc.
it tends to happen when the pc is under stress whilst in a game or streaming a video, i hear all fans going

anyone know possible causes? thanks in advanced
 

A:My PC freezes completely

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Hi,
recently my computer has been freezing up whenever I use a fullscreen application for about 30 minutes. In attempt to fix this I tried running scan disk, with no improvement, also I ran Decker to try to clean up my quite messy temp files.

Anyhow here's my Hijacklog, I hope you can help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:16:37, on 2007-06-12
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

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:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
C:\Program\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Freezes Completely

Nvm The problem has been fixed, please delete this thread.
 

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Hi, first off sorry if this is in the wrong section.

My computer has been freezing for a good month now and I am completely lost with what to do. I can be doing anything and it will randomly freeze locking up my whole system forcing me to hard restart. When it does freeze the fans and everything look like they're running normal. It used to just be when I would idle and game but now it's really only frequent in games such as Dota 2. What I have done so far is check the temperatures, which are all cool. I have swapped out the memory for another pair, I have tries multiple hdd's, updated bios, changed graphics cards, and formatted. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Specs:
Mobo: Asus P8h61-m le series
PSU: Thermaltake 750w
GPU: Radeon 6870
RAM: Patriot 8gb division 2 1333MHz
CPU: Core i7 3.4GHz
Operating system: Win 7 x64

A:PC completely freezes over

Quote:




Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!




Strip down your system to run only the bare essentials: one RAM module, the CPU, motherboard, one hard disk, one graphics card (or use onboard graphics if you have it), keyboard, mouse, and one monitor. See how the system behaves. If it is stable, add one piece of hardware back at a time until you get freezes again. Take notes of what hardware you add and how the system responds to the hardware changes.

Also, check all connections and make sure all cards are properly and firmly seated in their slots. A piece of hardware may be loose within the system due to being bumped or jostled through daily use. If unsure, remove everything but the CPU and heatsink, and then replace hardware one by one by gently but firmly placing the hardware back into the system.

As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
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I installed Win7 Pro x64 on my PC Monday evening.
The computer is physically unchanged from when Vista Business 32bit was running on it with which it was absolutely stable.

The problem is that every 1 hour or so the system completely stops forcing me to manually reboot it. It does not give any error it just stops. No minidump is written. All diagnostics show no apparent error, the only thing Windows registers is that it was shut down incorrectly.

I updated Intel chipset drivers (This one), audio drivers from the Realtek homepage, ethernet drivers from the Realtek homepage and through Windows Update and installed the newest Nvidia drivers (191.07).

The problem occurs mostly during browsing but that might just be because I'm browsing most of the time. It happened both with Opera 10.01 and the newest Chrome. The problem began quite soon after installation before I had installed any software except for Opera (and maybe Acrobat Reader) and before I had updated any drivers.

I'm really out of ideas now
I read all the other threads about similar problems but none gave a solution that I haven't already tried (updating drivers).


[Edit:]
Changing the Energy Management setting to High Performance let's the system run stable for a week now.

A:Win 7 Pro x64 freezes completely

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MDDLMN


The problem is that every 1 hour or so the system completely stops forcing me to manually reboot it.


Can you please describe this in higher detail?

Can you move the mouse at all or does that freeze too? If you leave it alone, does it come back to responsiveness after a minute or so? Any detail you can think of will help us in this situation.

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My computer is freezing completely after a while, no mouse no ctrl-alt-del, and nothing. Usually 1 hour after turn on, it'll freeze. If I restart it it'll more and more often after every restart. My CPU and Motheboard temperatures are below normal, so it's not that. If i restart it, it restarts immediately. I have already cleared my whole hard drive and re-installed my OS, the problem is still there. All the drivers and necessary software is installed. I'm running on windows Vista sp2 32 bit and using Norton Internet Security and Norton Utilities. I already cleared my registry, defragmented, and all the other things.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 4850 HD
Mother Board: Asus P5Q Pro Turbo

I've searched google, but came up with no answer so far.

P.S. My computer is about an year and a half old, it started doing this around one month or so ago.

A:Completely Freezes

maybe you can try the WIN7 OS, it is better then Vista.

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Hello,

My pc keeps freezing after the start up, even in safe mode it freezes which leads me to believe that the problem is hardware related ?!

I have changed my memory ram sticks, I have re installed windows 7, i have checked all fans ( they all seem to work), and the computer just freezes, nothing works, not even the task manager, or the light on caps lock. Although when it freezes I notice a difference in the noise that the computer makes.

System:

AMD Athlon II X2 250 processor - 3.0 Ghz
4 Gb ram
Ati radeon HD 5400 series

And I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Computer completely freezes, need help.

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hello all!

my computer has recently started randomly freezing, when it started i system restored but the problem continues. when its happened ive been on youtube a few times, just generally using my pc and it's just done it at windows sign on screen whilst i was still signed on ( you know windows key + l "switch user" )

when it freezes, i cannot access ctrl alt delete or do anything. sound stops also

specs
q6600 @ 3.0ghz
4gb corsair xms2 ram
9800gtx+
samsung spinpoint F1 1tb
abit ip35 pro xe
soundblaster xfi
corsair tx650w

also can anyone recommend a good program to check my temps with? i am pretty sure they're ok but ill check anyway

cheers guys
 

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Hi, I have been searching to a solution to a mouse problem I've been having for over a week, with no luck. Basically, I have a custom built Acer, the model number for the motherboard and case is ASE380-UD421A, the processor is an AMD Athlon 64x2. So anyway, this computer was running fine for over a year running XP and latest service packs and updates, when suddenly the mouse starts to freeze. This is a basic cheap USB mouse I was using when this happened. Moving the mouse around, for just a second after a clean restart would move the pointer for about an inch and than the pointer would completely freeze, (The mouse would not function at all, so this is not just about a frozen pointer). So if I unplug the mouse from the USB and plug it right back in, it would move maybe half an inch or so and completely freeze again, over and over. I have a USB to PS/2 converter for my mouse, so this was the first fix I tried, and after a restart this seemed to work for a minute or so but than the pointer started jumping around all crazy and opening programs from the start menu. To be clear, the mouse only acted crazy when I moved it, like moving it upward would repeatedly left click and move it to the left super fast, for example. So after a few minutes of moving all crazy, the pointer would again freeze.

Googling this problem, the next step I tried was a basic system restore, I went back a few days and still had the problem, so then I restored it back over a month ago, and still had th... Read more

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Ok, I didn't see anything that matched my problems, so I'm posting it here.

First off

WinXP Home
HP Pavilion XL753 (old, I know)
1 Gig Ram

My computer will freeze for a full minute to two minutes, and then free up for about 5 seconds, and then freeze again. I lose all interenet connection and most programs I run crash.

Here is my HiJackThis log..any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:44:17 PM, on 7/10/2006
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:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\FSCBoss\FSCBoss.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
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Ok, so yesterday I was installing VLC player to my computer. However it may have been a virus and the computer froze after installing (that or because of other factors).

When I booted the computer back on it froze right on the first screen of boot up when it says press F12/del to enter bios. I cannot access bios as it completely freezes.

After this I took the hard-drive off the computer, and it still freezes, so I am not so sure if this was a virus after all. Perhaps the mother board has gone bad?

Any ideas how to fix this?

Also the keyboard lights are completely off, other than one flash when scanning. All other divices do work, like mouse etc (though not much you can do with them.).

Huge thanks for helps!



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Whenever i log in to my user shortly after i click a program shortcut or open the start menu the system freezes. my cursor still moves, i don't get the blue screen, i have no viruses, i can't open the task manager, i have to turn off the computer manually, and it still works in safe mode. I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp home service pack 3 any help would be greatly appreciated.

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hello,
i m using pc with intel core2duo, 1gb ram and xp sp3 os, from past few days it would just freez randomly,even when no application is open,my mouse wont respond to any movement and task manager wont open and even start menu wont open, earlier this used to happen 2 minutes after pc is started but after a format(as suggested by a computer repair personal) it hangs, but after an hour or so. Thanx for any help in advance. I dont have any error logs, cause after freezing only option i have is to press restart button.

A:[SOLVED] Xp completely freezes

Hello and Welcome to TSF...

I think your problem is hardware related.
We need more of your system specifications like what graphic card is, PSU, and other components as well.

Keep us posted...

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Just completed a new build with the below components and am having a serious issue that prevents me from doing anything.

MoBo: Z390 Aorus Ultra
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900k
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16
HDD: Samsung 970 Evo SSD m.2
PSU: EVGA 600W
OS: Windows 10 Pro

If I let the computer sit and idle, nothing happens. If I move the mouse too much or turn on Netflix, it completely freezes and doesnt come back.

What I've done:
1) updated Drivers
2) cleared temp files
3) ran a memory check
4) adjusted virtual memory
5) ran a system file check
6) ran a HDD check
7) attempted to enable XMP profile, PC failed to boot
8) pulled the GPU and ran directly from the MoBo
9) tried running with only 2 RAM sticks in the A1 & B1 slots
10) pulled 600w PSU, used 750w from previous build (no change)
11) removed CPU to ensure all was seated well, cleaned up thermal paste and reapplied

I tried 1-6 based of an internet search of the issue

I tried #7 based off the bench test conducted. Bench test said the RAM was underperforming and that I should enable the XMP profile.. I enabled the preset profile and the computer gave me a failed to boot error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, please advise if you need more info, screen shots, etc.
 

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My system is a HP Pavilion a830n with XP home edition, 2G ram, 250GB SATA hard drive, 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, ATI radeon x700 pro.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...652&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=444369&lang=en

My computer will be running along fine, then with seeming randomness it will stop completely. The mouse will stop, programs stop, everything but the power button is unresponsive. If my computer is making a sound before it stops it will make a sound as though repeating the same bit of sound through the speakers in an infinite loop. The first time it happened I was playing Supreme Commander, but as it has happened repeatedly without that game running, don't know if that is relevant.

I Have already backed up all my important data and have completely reinstalled windows from a restore disk, and that didn't help, which makes me wonder whether this isn't a hardware problem. I have run windows memory diagnostic with no faults found. I have run Scandisk with out error as well.

I managed to copy the crash dump before it froze on me last time, and ran it(on a different computer) through windows debuging tool with the following result, which I haven't the know-how to decipher:

1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)
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A:XP home Freezes up Completely

nevermind, fixed it myself
 

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Sometimes, out of the blue while playing a game, my computer decides to completly freeze on me. My music stops playing, everything is froze, even my mouse won't move. I have a fairly new computer, about 6 months old, and wondering why it would be doing this. The only game it seems to do it in is flash based, so I was thinking that might be the problem.

Could the problem be that I got a different kind of RAM then what came with the computer? It's an Alienware computer, so if there is a problem in the hardware side I would hope this could be the only thing wrong with it.

So, what other info do you guys need to see, I am completly stumped as to how to fix this problem.

A:Computer Freezes Completely

Hi,

You reallly need to list your specs including motherboard, cpu, video card, brand name and wattage of your power supply, drives....etc. etc. etc....you get the picture.

In the meantime, I would suggest that you monitor and list your temps for at-rest and under-stress usage. Another crucial area is that you need to check your voltages for this computer. Most modern day motherboards (since we don't know what you have, can't tell) have a program that will tell these readings. However, if yours does not, here are a couple of free programs that will help.

Sandra Lite Utility

http://www.download.com/3000-2086-10018691.html

or

Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free

http://www.sofotex.com/SpeedFan-download_L4655.html

or

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

This information should help us to pinpoint possible causes of your problem.

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Help! I have an HP G62x (from Costco) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit that randomly freezes completely. Intel Core i3-370M + Intel HDGraphics, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive.
When I say completely I mean nothing works, it does not respond to anything.... mouse, touchpad, Escape key or Control/Alt/Delete, etc. I have to force a shutdown.
And when I say randomly, I mean it can be while working online, or simply at startup, or after just walking away from it and it's showing the desktop, or when the screensaver mode has kicked in, or when playing music... Who Knows! Not in any one situation.
It's into it's second year of the warranty and Costco tech support is asking me to do an OS reinstall but I'd like to avoid that. Costco's 'Concierge Tech Support' along with HP via conference calls, have run me through the 'Usual' time-killing basics of testing.... all with no clues to the problem. It seemed as if they were ready to do the Reinstall from the beginning... and still are. Seems there is now no other 'Step 2' with them aside from the Reinstall of the OS. To be honest, it kinda sounds like a pattern they follow with an old familiar problem. And apparently it will take several weeks for them to send it back and there's a probability that nothing really gets 'changed' or replaced if they can't find a problem. Of course, this just gets me closer to the end of my warranty period (I also have to leave t... Read more

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(the following is copied from a less tech orientated forum I use, however, is still what's happening)

Like, completely unresponsive.

I'll be doing anything and it will freeze (note: not BSOD). I originally put this down to my video card overheating (as it usually occurred whilst gaming, because of it's crappy fan), and only occurred once every so often.

However, when I moved houses first time I noticed when viewing a folder with lots of thumbnails that it froze instantly (as it was loading the thumbs). So I put it down to hard drive or RAM (not knowing where the thumbs were stored in memory [swap or physical]). So I pulled out the 256 stick I had in and played WoW on 512 for 1-2hours or so to try and get it to crash, but didn't. (WoW is painful with only 512 ram though)

I THEN put it down to the stick of ram being faulty (it was oooold). So I put in a different 256 stick, and after moving the second time, it began happening again.

(ugh god I'm confused now)

Bought a 1gb stick and replaced the 256 with it. Happened again, removed the 512, happened again. It's now gotten to the point where on a fairly warm day, it will crash 3-5 times/day (when WoW is open, at which point I usually don't bother again).

I've checked the event viewer in admin tools but absolutely nothing is there.

Should be noted that I currently lack a chassis fan, and two RAM slots.

Phase: Slot1/Slot2
Original: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/-
Move #1: 512/256b
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A:PC freezes up completely periodically

This is a tech forum.

Go here and get thermaltake TMG ND2 VGA Cooler: its in the third row

http://www.xoxide.com/vgacoolers.htm...FQ_yDAodln8H2g

or if a store near has one, best buy carries them also. For 25 bucks

im using one and it lowered my temp 20C Celsius

Mount it right under video card.

Also go and download speedfan, this will give you temps.

http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

also if you need any more help please post the info here from speedfan and someone will assist you.

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When I boot my Win 7 machine and logon the desktop loads just fine, but when I click on the start button it freezes and doesn't come back - I can't click on anything.

I think I've managed to narrow it down to being a problem with the DHCP service by disabling all services in msconfig and reenabling each one in turn. Everything was fine until I enabled the DHCP service - even starting manually after it has booted caused the issue to come back.

I'm stuck as to where to go from here though - any suggestions?

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TSB SysInfo dump...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3063 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 231466 MB, Free - 189867 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, imedia S3810
Antivirus: None
 

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Hi there people, don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this thread. But since i've got no idea what the hell is happening, i figured this should do it. My computer completely stops! It freezes and nothing works. My mouse don't work i can't even turn my NUM LOCK on/off. Also i hear a strange noise (not in the cpu, but in my headphones) after that happens. The only thing i can do is turn off my computer. But one thing i've noticed is that after this happens, when i try to turn my pc on again, it doesn't make that *bip* from the boot. So i have to turn it off and on again, and when it boots for the first time, after this event, it freezes again while booting... So i turn it off/on again, and it works ok. At least for a while Please guys, i need help! My specs are: Asus P8H61, I5-2300, Radeon HD 5670, 2x4gb Kingstom. Sorry for bad english

A:Computer COMPLETELY freezes!

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i have the same problem as the person who posted "Running combofix every day to clean C:\Windows\CSC\d6 Unable to completely remove infection; keep finding C:\Windows"

i dont know much about removing it and i tried MWBAM and ESET and nothing was detected. But when i run combofix again same thing shows up as removed. i need some help.

thanks

A:Having problem with this C:\Windows\CSC\d6 Unable to completely remove infection; keep finding C:\Windows

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.



I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.



When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even h... Read more

A:Computer completely locks up (freezes)

This is a Custom-built system then. Sounds like your Power Supply is undersized for a custom-build Six-Core in my opinion. What Brand and Model is your Supply? Also, what Make/Model is your hard drive. That's the most common cause of freezing. Download Seatools or Datalifeguard from my signature and test. Also, download and Run Memtest. Corsair RAM is good; make sure to run it for at least 24 hrs. continously with no external usb devices other than usb keyboard or mouse plugged into computer.

You're troubleshooting leaves a little room to improve--so post back your results of those tests and we'll advise you further. This problem is more endemic of OEM (brand-name) built desktops and laptops after they get to be about 3 yrs. old or more.

BIGBEARJEDI

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For a week now, my computer has been locking up, freezing, hanging, whatever you want to call it, at completely random times. Sometimes I am using it, sometimes it's been sitting idle for an hour or more.

I reinstalled Windows on a fresh hard drive and recovered my pictures, documents, and music from a backup and still have the same problem.

I pulled out all the RAM and reseated it, and ran Memtest86+, which it passed with flying colors.

I was cooling the CPU with a Corsair H50, and the intercooler was full of dust. I removed it and replaced it with a regular heatsink (yes, I applied thermal compound). The CPU is now running around 40 C.

Any help that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

A:Completely Random Hangups / Freezes

How old the system is? Is it still in warranty? If so, contract the vendors.

Otherwise, break it all in parts, clean all the dust, moisture, and set the system up again.

Earlier I used to use an ASUS based system, and it was very frequent for me a time.

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Hi,

I've posted a few other times in the Malware forums, never before on this form.

Lately I have been experiencing a very troublesome problem.

Often it happens shortly after booting my laptop, but it has also happened hours after.

Things will be operating normally then my desktop and toolbar will completely freeze up and will not recover from this state. If I have a firefox browser open at the time, it is possible for me to continue using it but it eventually will also freeze.

Ctl+Alt+Delete key combo does nothing and I am forced to power down and reboot.

I do frequent malware scans using MBAM, Super-AntiSpyware and have auto-update AVG Anti-Virus. All come back clean, so I'm confident it's not a virus/malware issue.

I just really have no idea where to begin troubleshooting this issue. I can tell you that analysis of the System, and Application event logs show nothing that alarming that could relate to this issue (although I could be looking past something).

Any help you can provide to help me deal with this issue will be greatly apppreciated!

spazz

A:System completely freezes radomly

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")=======================================================Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.phpPost your computer temperatures:

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First of all, this is not a new problem, but one that I experienced consistently since I installed w7 x64 on my new barebones laptop in 2010. My other laptop is sent for repair so I thought I might revisit this laptop which has been in storage.

The problem is, the laptop will suddenly freeze when in use (especially under high load), sometimes pre-shadowed by the hard disk light turning solid and the PC lagging significantly. The end result would be long pressing the power button to turn it off before turning it on again.

The diagnostics I have performed up to today are

1. chkdsk on C: and D: partition - No issues found

2.Hd Sentinel health check - Very healthy disk, 98%, 2 non repairable bad sectors. Approximately 5000 hrs in use, 50 failures, which seems reasonable upon consulting other forums.

3. Memtest86 - A total of 5 tests for each combination of ram units and slots. 4 passes for each test, 0 errors.

4.Clean and replace CPU and GPU thermal paste - No noticeable difference

5. Format and reinstall Windows - Problem comes back after a while

After doing all the above tests, I am still unable to identify the source of the problem.

At this moment I suspect three things:

1. The laptop is not made for 64 bit Windows that is currently installed, so I should downgrade.

2. The power supply is faulty

3. The hard disk is indeed faulty despite favourable diagnostic results.

This problem had made my $1300 investment into a paperweight sitting in my storage. If I can i... Read more

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Please help with this problem. The computer randomly freezes and has to be turned off. I have run the trendmicro online virus scan, adaware, spybot and microsoft's antispyware program and cleaned up what I could. Here is the hijack this log.
(also curious to know your thoughts on microsoft's antispyware program)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:23:55 AM, on 1/25/2005
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 S... Read more

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