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Q: Computer keeps freezing

Hi, I'm new here, and don't know too much about computers, so please be patient!

I've been having problems for a while now. For the last few months, my computer has been freezing, sometimes after an hour, sometimes it'd last a few hours. I assumed it was just overheating or something, so I'd turn it off and leave it for a while.

Then, a few weeks ago, I'd turn it on and it wouldn't even get as far as windows. So I did a system recovery, and then it'd get to windows but everything would take a few minutes to load up, and I couldn't access any of my files or anything.

So my friend came over, backed up all my stuff, and reinstalled everything. Hurrah, it worked again! Almost like new! Except I noticed after a couple of days that it was still freezing sometimes. The other day I downloaded some windows updates, and the freezing has become far more frequent, I'm sometimes lucky if it lasts half an hour. A couple of times it's taken just a few minutes before freezing.

Anyone have any ideas? Is there anything I can do?

Thanks in advance!

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A: Computer keeps freezing

Hi hannnah and welcome to TSF !

Could be some hardware problems if a reinstall didn't solve it.

Go to the event viewer : start => run and type eventvwr.msc /s. Go to the different sections and report any error you see there.

Go to the device manager : right-click on my computer => properties => hardware => device manager. In the view menu, enable "show hidden devices" and check there's no yellow warning sign in there.

Now is this a laptop or a desktop ? Provide us with as much information you can (brand, model, ...). Check the "posting system specs" link in my sig to know what we need.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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

A:Computer freezing

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I have this problem where my computer randomly freezes. It freezes completely randomly, normally once a day and its getting to the stage now where it is really pissing me off quite frankly. I'll tell exactly how it crashes with an example. I'm looking around playing a well known game called counter-strike when everything stops. The first times it did this i went for Ctrl+Alt+Del, or Alt+tab. Of course the computer did not respond.

I've tried re-installing windows, vacuum cleaning the insides of the computer, cleaning up the registry uninstalling all unnecessary programs. Anything else you guys can suggest?

A:Computer freezing.

post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side of the power supply
go into the bios and post what it lists as the tempretures and voltages

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Riteo lads, I was starting up the computer and I got a big dirty blue screen saying all sorts of nonsense such as:


Uninstall recently installed hardware etc etc

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching and shadowing

And the bit that scares me:

Completed dump of physical memory.

Another warning screen:

Problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32.sys

Driver mistakenly marked a part of its image pageable instead of non-pageable.

Anyone have any idea what this gibberish is about? I guess this is the reason my computer keeps freezing?How do I fix this problem?


A:Freezing computer

scroll down to your error listing

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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.

A:Computer Freezing...

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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Hey guys,

I have just bought a whole bunch of new hardware, and did a fresh install of windows 7 not too long ago. Now I don't know whether this is a driver issue or (more than likely) a hardware issue, but every now and then, whilst doing non-intensive stuff like browsing while listening to music, the computer will freeze for a few seconds, sometimes 1 second, sometimes 30 seconds or more, I just wait for it to unlock.

Sometimes (3 times in total now) it doesn't ever unlock. I cant restart using the reset button so I have to hold the power button for 6 seconds and then it will forcefully power off.

My spec is:
Windows 7 64bit professional
Zotac H55-ITX MOBO,
Intel i5 3.2GHz processor
1.5TB Freecom E-Sata (I use this as my documents etc.)
lian li pc-q07b case.
Nvidia 8600GT 512MB VRAM -- this is the only thing that I could salvage from my old pc.
No Optical drive, the motherboard has an onboard wireless N card, and onboard sound (realtek).

I really hope it isn't the graphics card, It hasn't ever happened when playing high intensive 3D games but that could just be chance.

Its never happened when the pc was not playing some kind of music, but again, that could be an off chance thing because I rarely ever have my pc silent. So when it freezes, it always buzzes (playing the last note over and over I think).

Anyways, I think I have given as much info as I can give at the moment.

Please advise.


A:Computer keeps freezing

You will want to test your RAM using Memtest86+
Download Memtest86 .iso file.
Burn it do disc using ImgBurn
Download and install ImgBurn.
Once that is done, right-click on the memtest86+4.10.iso file and select "Burn using ImgBurn or Open with>Imgburn.
Then burn the .iso image to disc.
Leave the disc in your PC and reboot
Your PC should Boot from CD, if not bring up your boot menu and boot from CD.
If any memory errors are detected, you have a bad stick of RAM. You can test this quickly, by removing one stick of RAM at a time and seeing if it continues.

Next test your HD using you HD manufacturers diagnostic utility (i.e. Seagate, WD, Hitachi, etc.)

If neither of those options work, start your PC in safe mode, by pressing F8 repeatedly while windows is starting up. Select Start PC in safe-mode with networking. Download and install Malwarebytes.
Update Malwarebytes and run a full scan on your PC.

Also download CCleaner.
Go to Tools>startup> and look for unnecessary startup files that are booting when your PC starts.( i.e. google, adobe, java, etc.) Also look for anything located in c:\users\(name). (especially if the file name is a bunch of random letters, i.e. ererfwefserewd.dll)

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Hi BC,

I have a problem with my built computer. My computer keep freezing up at random spot, most of the time at the start-up. I can boot into safe mode and the recovery CD sometime if it doesn't freezes up half way. Sometime the computer would work fine for a day and next day it just go berserk.

Windows 7 64-BIT
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Had Phenom II 555 but I accidentally dropped it and broke it, but the 555 also had the same problem]
G.Skills Sniper (2)4GB DDR3
GigaByte NVIDIA 9500GT
Asus M4A785TD-M EVO

CPU temp: 33C
MB temp: 26C
VCORE Voltage: ~1.328V
3.3V Voltage: ~3.3V
5V Voltage: ~5.1V
12 Voltage: ~12.2V

I also attach the latest and only mini dump I can find and it direct it to the hardware.

A:Computer keep freezing


I am new to the forum this is actually my first post

But i have been playing around with computers for many years. Its basically a process of elimination, you have already swapped the cpu so that rules that out. I suggest running memtest for several run throughs. There are a few ways to get hold of this. Easiest is a boot cd called ultimate boot cd http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ it has a few other tests like hdd etc which might be worth running.

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this computer keeps freezing up and am unable to get out of it any way that i've tried also i keep getting error msgs and fatal error msgs and the shut down wrong alert and i am constantly being knocked off line.

A:computer keeps freezing up

It would help if you could give us your System info as well as more specific info about the error messages.With vague info like you have given us,noone can help you.
The more info you can give us,the better equipped we will be to help.

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I have had an issue with my computer freezing. I reinstalled Windows yesterday. All seems to be running well. However, when I try to burn a CD the computer hangs halfway through. The software is compatible so I don't expect this to be the problem.

I don't appear to have any viruses or other issues.

Could this be a problem with my power supply? I though a dying power supply would cause a reboot, not a hang.

Windows XP Pro
Athlon XP 1900
2x 512MB DDR Ram
180 GB HDD
250 GB HDD
24x Burner
DVD Burner
DVD Drive
Enermax 450W PS

Thanks all.

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

A:Computer freezing? Please help!

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


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Hello, my computer is acting extremely weird. It slows down a lot and I'm not sure why. Here is my hijackthis log. Any help would be appreciated, thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 10/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20661)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeD:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXED:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeD:\Program Files\Creative\Mixer\CTSVolFE.exeD:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeD:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exeD:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeD:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeD:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exeD:\Program Files ... Read more

A:Freezing Computer

Hi Priesta11 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!Download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

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First of all, I would like to apologize because I cannot download the TSG SysInfo because my computer freezes after only being on it for about 5 minutes. So sorry for any problems that will hender fixing my computer. Okey so here goes, today I turned on my laptop and it loaded like normal, and all my programs loaded as well . As I proceed to load the internet my computer completely freezes. I mean mouse, keyboard and all. So I turn off my laptop thinking it would be a one time problem or that it was over heated but it repeated the same process, whether I click on a program or if I just let it sit for 5 minutes the result is always the same. I even tried loading my computer in safe mode but every single time I have to hard reset it because it freezes after only 5 minutes, even in safe mode. I'm not sure if it is a virus but I did a virus scan with AVG on my computer yesterday and there were no viruses detected. I didn't even use my computer today because I was over my boyfriends house and used his laptop for my school work. Please help me! I can't figure out why my computer keeps freezing, I cannot get anything done on it I have a HP with Windows 7 that is only 1 year and 2 months old.

Thanks in advance for your help oh and p.s I am using my mother's laptop to type out this informationa and look for solutions, just in case you were wondering.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing!

Do this on a known clean computer...

Download the Windows Defender Offline Tool and save to your Desktop.
You will have to select the correct version for your system, either 32 or 64 bit

Double click to run the tool, Windows 7 or Vista user right click and select "Run as Administrator"
Read the instructions in the new window and select "Next"

In the new window accept the agreement:

In the new window select your USB Flash Drive, then select "Next"

In the new window ensure you Flash drive is selected, if not click on "Refresh" then select "Next"

In the new window accept the formatting alert by selecting "Next"

Files will be Downloaded:

Files will be processed and created

Flash drive will be formatted and prepared

Files will be added to the Flash Drive and the tool will be created.

The procedure is finished and the Tool created, click on "Finish" to complete.

Plug the USB into the sick PC and boot up, if it does not boot from the flash drive change the boot options as required, Use F12 as it boots, change options...
As it boots you`ll see files being loaded and the windows splash screen, eventually the tool will run a "Quick Scan" follow the prompts and deal with what it finds.

When the Quick scan completes initiate a full scan, let it complete and deal with anything it finds..

When finished remove the flash drive, press the Esc key to boot... Read more

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I tried to download the TSG info but I got a notification that my current settings do not allow for this type of file to be downloaded. I will post the info if someone can tell me how to fix that. I am using a Dell laptop with windows 7. My problem is that my computer was running perfectly until about a month ago when it started freezing on me. That problem increasingly worsened to the point where it was barely functioning.
I downloaded malwareabytes and ran the extensive scan. It quarantined two files and since then it's been better but still very slow. It works ok when I first begin using it but then it starts to freeze after about fifteen minutes. I tried rebooting a few times and also tried allow it to cool off.
I though about bringing the computer to a shop but then I remembered that I came here years ago (don't remember my screen name or log in) for a similar problem and whoever helped me did such a great job. I made a donation back then. I will make another if you can fix this issue. Thanks for so much

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Okay, so my computer has been sort of freezing every time I try and start it up normally. Everything will load, but right once I try to open a program or click on the start menu, that thing will freeze. I'm still able to move around my mouse, but everything else is just frozen where it is. It works fine in safemode, and I've checked for spyware and viruses, and it's neither of the cases.

I recently installed Office 2007, and I think that may be the case, but, alas, it won't let me uninstall it in safemode.

If anyone could help me it would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

go into msconfig/startup
untick all
reboot normally
if it boots ok,retick the boxes one at a time rebooting until it fails again
to isolate the problem

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I hope someone can help me with this. My computer freezes up randomly on me. It could happen immediately after start up or 4-5 hours after start up. When it happens I have to manually shut down by holding the power button down till it shuts off. I have restored and that helped for a day or two and then my husband reinstalled the operating system and that seemed to help for about a week then I went out and bought system mechanic and once I ran it and "fixed" all the problems it was great for 2 days and now it's doing it again. I have run a virus scan and it came up clean but I don't know if it looked for "everything" you know how there is always something new out there. It is a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I'm using what ever version of vista that came with the computer. lol

Anyway any help would be great as I use my computer for 8-10 hours every day. Thanks so much

A:Computer keeps Freezing up:(

Hello there supermomto03,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removalIf you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/regards, The weatherman

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Hi all,

Running WIN XP.

My computer will work fine for a while, then suddenly it will just freeze - not doing anything particular or with large applications open - just randomly, and I have to reboot to go again.

Does the RAM need replacing? Any one got any ideas?


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How much memory installed? How much free hard drive space?I'd do two things first: a. Check to tensure that all fans are working as they should. This calls for removing the side panel and actually watching to see if the CPU, power supply fan, and any others...are actually turning. b. Go into the BIOS (after one of these shutdowns) and check the CPU temperature registered there.I would also blow out the dust within the case (after turning the system off).I would also check Event Viewer errors for possible clues re system problems.What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html Louis

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Hello All,

I hope this wasnt covered already I tried doing a search and couldnt find any relevant results.

I have an AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Process with an Asus A7V333 Motherboard. A couple of months back my hard drive started to fail, in response I bought a new Hard drive and installed a fresh copy of XP. I've installed all the latest drivers and performed all the windows updates. I've been having this problem where right when I get the the login screen my LCD monitor will flicker on and off on and off several times. During this time the computer will not respond. Then I can get into windows and while im just surfing the net or checking email the screen will flicker again and the computer wont respond. If i'm on the computer long enough I will have the flicker, a freez, and then the computer will restart.

I've had the computer several years, i've had issues over the years of keeping the system cool enough. It would restart before when it over heated but since then i've installed new fans and heat sync. Now the computer is running at a much cooler and acceptable temperature.

I also suspected that it could be a hardware problem. I tested the memory using windows memory tester in DOS and it passed every test serveral times. The mobo is 5 years old so I suspect maybe it could be that too?

Are there any tests out there to further test the hardware (the mobo test would be great!).

This isnt my primary computer but i'd like to get it up an... Read more

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Hey guys, my computer has recently started to freeze quite a bit.
It is mostly when i have a few programs running at once, but I dont see why this is a problem. I have 512 mb of RAM installed... on average when my computer freezes my ram defragmentor in my desktop tray says i have over 300 Mb free.
I have also tried reinstalling my graphics card and drivers, as i had a similar problem before and that's what fixed it, but no dice this time.
Any ideas?

Running athlon 3100+, geforce 4 mx 440 card, 512 mb ram, seagate 40 gb drive


A:computer freezing

can somebody please help me...

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Hey eveyone, recently I have encountered a problem regarding my computer.
It freezes without a reason, and I don't know how to fix it. At first I thought the reason was my browser, so I switched from firefox 4 to google chrome. Still, the problems occurs.

Help pls .

A:My computer is freezing win 7

does your pc freezes randomly ? i mean it freezes when browsing the internet , or when watching a movie , or when listening to music or whatever you are doing ?

in addition , what's the specs of your pc ?

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ok lately my computer has been freezing up and makes an annoying noise,

I have a Widows Vista Laptop

A:Computer freezing?

What is your laptops make and model? How old is this laptop?

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Hi guys..hope you are good....here is my issue with my laptop..

Recently whenever I press the power button and the laptop start up before it has a chance to go into Windows there is a black screen that says it is
"Checking File system on D" Then on the screen it states all the files on the disk it has checked and at the end of each check it says "verification completed"

Now once this process is done nothing happens. I am not sent to windows or anywhere else..there is no cancel, or exit button etc.

To get into Windows I have to take out the battery, put it back in, restart the laptop and when this black screen appears press the ESC button.

Now when Windows starts up and I open chrome after a few minutes of browsing the laptop freezes up and I am unable to move the cursor or do anything. I have to once again remove the battery to turn it off.

What should i do?

A:Computer Freezing up

See if clearing the CMOS helps. Refer to your system manual or your notebook PC manufacturer for steps to enter your BIOS and load setup/optimized defaults.How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
Also try clearing your BIOS software/hardware connections.
Shut down and turn off the computer.

Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector and then remove the battery.

"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).

Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.

Plug the battery back into the laptop and then plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard, and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.

Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.


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Hello, I am new to the forums, I have been experiencing freezes with my new computer build when i installed my video card, i can't test if it is the video card because i do not have onboard video.

I also received the stop error 0x00000116 BSOD once, i put all my cash into this PC and i really can't get a new video card ;(

I have the latest catalyst driver for this video card since ati only support legacy cards with 9.2 or below.

GPU: Ati Radeon x300

Right now I'm running in safe mode ;(

Also the LAN driver is up to data, it used onboard realtek...

PC spec:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 50577 MB; D: Total - 228232 MB, Free - 228042 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, A770DE+
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated and Enabled

A:Is my computer freezing because of my new GPU?

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My computer freezes when I log off of my user name. It only happens with mine. Here is a HJ log of my user. Thanks in advance you guys are great.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:55:09 PM, on 1/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Danware Data\NetOp Remote Control\HOST\NHOSTSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Accelerate\accelerate.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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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.


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,

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I've recently had a problem with my computer. There are times where it freezes at random, and I have no idea why. It has been loading some programs a bit slower than usual, and I when I try and run an Avast scan, it' freezes the computer after 20 minutes.
This is where I either turn it off and restart it manually or let it run until it turns itself off, showing me a screen that says that it was idle or was overheating.

Here is my recent HiJackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:27:12 PM, on 8/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Ramo\AppData\Local\Square Products Corporation\MixApp Library Helper\mixappd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Motive\McciContextHookShim.exe
C:\Program... Read more

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Computer been freezing and having to reboot alot using last known good configuration. scanned using ewido, and have avg and nothing is coming up. I don't understand what is wrong.
Attaching HJT log

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I have a cpu I built a couple years ago for gaming....i used it about a month with no problems then it started freezing up while in windows...mouse would freeze every couple minutes....then it would just freeze for a couple minutes at a time and work for only a few seconds at a time...when i would reboot it would not even load up at all......well i was so aggitated i put the cpu up and havent used it...i have another ( the one im on now ) but i want to get it fixed so i can start using it now....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

Since you built it you'll have the manual.

Tear it down completely, reset the Bios fully, start from scratch cleaning re-applying paste to the cpu/heatsink, building with minimal hardware (floppy, cd/dvd, hard drive, vid card IF necessary).

Get that working and the rest should be easy.

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My computer keeps freezing from some reason. For the past couple of days at random it would just freeze up. I haven't downloaded any programs recently so i don't know why it's acting up. Can anyone help me ? I don't really know much about computers so easy on the computer lingo

320 gb hard drive
intel pentium dual core cpu p6000
1.87 ghz,
4.0gb ram
Intel Graphics meida accelerator HD

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my Pc i s slow, freeze then restarted.Could you please tell me what is the problem?Thank you for your answer in anticipation.

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