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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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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"

You will be prompted to ... Read more

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\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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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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My computer is acting very strange. I am not sure if I have a virus or not but let me describe what's been happening...

First of all, we moved to another location and a few days ago, and on Jan 8 the internet provider connected our computer and everything was configured on my computer here. When they did that, my email kept turning off and I would have to connect it again, but I just overlooked that because soon it was working again. So I just attributed that to that it sometimes takes time to migrate the system, or whatever you call it.

But then a few of days later, which is now... things keep freezing up on my computer. Like, I will be in the middle of doing something, or clicking on something, and it freezes.

I will then have to manually shut down my computer because I cant even do a control/alt/delete to get out of it. When I push the button to shut down my computer, sometimes it comes back on all the way, but most of the time it wont. Like, the screen is black, and it will say "(I cant remember the first word of this) DMI Pool". I will wait and wait but it wont restart all the way.

This really has me worried. I called the Internet Provider and explained the problem, and he said we have a perfect connection. He also said backup everything on my computer and get a computer virus scan.

I tried downloading AVG and then Stopzilla. But both scans stopped just a few percent into the scan and freezes up. Then I have to shut down my computer again.

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A:Computer Freezing up

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My computer recently starting freezing. It will just stop responding. whatever is on the screen doesn't respond, mouse cursor doesnt move.
I ran MSE, and Malyware Bytes. Came up clean.
its windows 7 Dell XPS 8300.
Any thoughts or what other things should i be checking?

A:computer freezing

when this often happen?

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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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My computer freezes up. This occurs mostly with you tube videos. It also occurs during normal usage. Task manager shows CPU at 100%. Task manager states plug-in container, McShield or sometimes explorer.exe as having the heaviest load at CPU 90%. I have three explorer.exe which I found on SEARCH. One of the versions is in caps with a series of letters and numbers following it.

1) System Information

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 58438 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WF351, , .BX91991.CN129615CR2708.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

2) Hijack This LOG

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:09:45 AM, on 3/22/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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A:Freezing Computer HELP

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Hey all,
I built myself a computer, that was working excellent, until i switched graphic cards. Now it is having problems, even after re-installing windows.
I can't find any problems in the event viewer that relate to it freezing, other than the fact that my computer unexpectedly shut down.

Here are my specs

Intel Core i7-3820
Kingston SV200S3128G SSD
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
(Old GPU) Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX650
(New GPUs) AMD Radeon HD 7770 x2 crossfire
OCZ 700W ModXStream-P PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x86_64
4GB x2 RAM, DDR3

If i am leaving anything out, let me know.

I am looking for steps on how to find the problem.


A:Computer Freezing

Have you tried switching back to the old card? A defective card is possible.

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

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

A:Computer Freezing

Originally Posted by mxdiendan8

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

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

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i just got a sony vaio from a coworker he said it was messed up but didn't specify what was wrong with it when i try and turn in on and i put the password in it goes to a black screen with a mouse courser that i can move and literal hours can go by and nothing if i try and open in safemode it will freeze when the windows help and support tab trys to open any ideas to help me get it up and ruining

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I have a PC with windows xp on it and its about 2 years old. For some reason my computer just started randomly freezing. Sometimes 3 or 4 times an hour. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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i purchased a game from wild tangent called polar bowler and it won't let me unlock it since there is a pop up blocker on it and it won't let me run it? what do i do to unlock the pop-up blocker? i am running microsoft xp

A:computer freezing up

Welcome to TSG

What pop up blocker are you using?

Many popular ad blocking software programs can be temporarily disabled by simply holding down one of the following keys until the new window appears: Control (CTRL), ALT, or Shift.

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Hi guys,Now i have read the topic notes, and it said that i have to post what worm/spyware is infecting my computer, but there is also info on a slow computer. Anyways, i thought i would put it here and feel free to move it. The problem i am having is i turn on my computer, and after about 40 secs it slows down lot, and it takes a long time to load any thing up.after about 5 mins you cant open up anything, including Ctrl+Alt+Del, and the start and icons at the bottom of the screen dont change when hovering, plus clicking on stuff does nothing, only way to go through tabs is using KeyBoard.When i had a similar situation before, i looked at the windows task manager and noticed that svchost.exe was using a lot of CPU, so checked this time, and if i close it the effects stop, but it has the negative effect of stopping me accessing my mates computer (who is using same server) so that may give a hint to whcih svchost that is being accessed.Note that the HiJackThis was used after i ended svchostLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:36:59, on 11/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Computer "freezing"

* If you aren't really using Logitech Desktop Messenger, you can uninstall it because it's slowing down your computer and it only searches for updates for your Logitech products, but you can update perfect manually without slowing down your computer. * Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.* After that, perform a disk defragmentation.

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I have a Desktop computer, which is about 3 years old. It was custom made, with an ASUS Motherboard Model# P5VDC-Mx V2, 2 GBs. of RAM, 250 GB HDD, Nvidia 6200 Graphics Card.
The problem is, that I kept formatting and re-installing my O.S. with the O.S. CD, because of some mistakes that I had made earleir. Then, my computer kept freezing up on me. So, a friend of mine, who has his own computer shop, advised me, to use a specific software, to format or wipe the HDD clean, for a fresh install. Which I did, using Dulik's? Nuke & Boot. After my HDD was wiped, I re-installed XP Pro again, hoping that this would solve the problem of it freezing up. Well, after I installed XP Pro and the appropriate drives, it still freezes up! Usually when my screen saver is running, which is the Windows screen saver on file.
I have Avast A.V. installed, as well as Super-AntiSpyware Pro., Malware's Anti-Malware, Windows Malicious Software Remover to boot! I even used 2 types of one-time, on-line A.V. scanners, to scan for viruses. But, nothing. I even scanned my HDD for errors, defragged my HDD and scanned for registry errors. But, it still freezes up! If anyone has a suggestion, by all means, please advise! Thank you!

A:Computer Freezing up.

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Hi guys,

New to all this so hope you can help.

The other day I used the sony restore option to format and reinstall my C: Drive.

Ever since this has been happening, the computer has been freezing for between 15 seconds - 2 minutes and in particular the internet halts (however messenger for example still stays logged in)

I have looked in Event Viewer and have seen the following 4 errors just now which coincided with when the computer crashed.

Any help appreciated.


Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the Schedule service

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the SENS service

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the W32Time

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the wuauserv

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Further information :

My Computer just got the blue screen of death (beginning to think I may need to reformat the whole badboy !!) Did a minidump and here is the result :

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini080107-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is:
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x805533a0
Debug session time: Wed Aug 1 14:01:44.906 2007 (GMT+1)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:55:28.514
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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Hello:My computer freezes at random times when I'm using it. I can move the mouse, but everything is frozen and i can only restart by cutting power. It seems to happen more often when i use a program or web site that has sound. I ran Micro trend and it says nothing, but sometimes a RAP_Generic comes up and says it has something to do with my sound. I've tried running Micro Trend and Malwearbytes with no help at all.Any help at all would be great.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:21:46 PM, on 7/17/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 8300 Series\lxcjmon.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 8300 Series\ezprint.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC: ... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

Hello Riley526Welcome to Welcome to BleepingComputer =====================Are you still having problems?

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I just bought my laptop recently. It is the Sony F series laptop and i have only had it for around 2-3 weeks when the computer just completely froze up. Seeing how it is a new computer, i dont really understand why it froze since i wasnt doing anything on the laptop except leaving it on. I'm not sure where the problem is originating from and the computer just freezes up every now and then. Is there any way to check for problems or to fix this up? (sorry if i didnt put this in the right section but i didnt really know where to put it)

A:Computer Freezing Up?

Since it's so new (still under 30 days), I'd simply return it.

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Ive had this problem for a while now. I assumed it was some sort of virus and spent a week on another pc forum and ran lots of programs/scans/hijack this logs etc, but my PC is apparently clean so it must be something else.

I use windows XP
It freezes quite randomly. Sometimes only a few time a day. Sometimes much more regularly. The freezes only last for about 15 seconds each time. Whe it freezes, nothing responds. Even the mouse.

I dont know anything about computers so I will attach a part of my belarc advisor snapshot to give you an idea of my computer setup.

From talking to people there are some other possible causes.
overheating - I do ask alot from my PC in fairness and am often running lots of very resource hungry applications. PC certainly doesn't feel hot on the ouside of case though.

Someone else who had this sort of problem said it was to do with their graphics card. Another person said it was to to with their soundcard...?....

There are also a few theories about power supply issues.


A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Wow....tough crowd, lol.

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Got a slight problem, I'm using Nero express to capture video from my camcorder all goes well except for two things

1. express splits the video??? how can I save more without it being split.
2. when I come to the end of a task and press stop recording my system totally freezes. why is this?? Im using Tvion Xpert TV7134 video tuner/captur card. transfaring via composit from camcorder.

A:computer freezing

Please do post in your system specification so it will be easy for us check what might be the problem.

though i am not sure this could be more of an software problem.

Please do post in ur sytem specification.

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Hi again everyone. Some months ago I created another topic over here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/547546/do-i-have-a-bootkit/
I didn't install a new Windows yet, but I still want to make sure what the source of this problem is.
So, what happens is that my computer freezes randomly. If I'm playing music I still can hear it, but I can't move the cursor at all.
I asked one friend a few days ago and he told me to see the CPU's light when this happens. I did this and I discovered that when it's turned on, I have to wait a few seconds until I can use it again; and when it's off and blinks a few times (like it normally does) I have to reset it.
Another way this happens is that it freezes for a few seconds, then the screen goes black and then it works normally again.
This mostly happens just after I open a new tab in Firefox, but it can happen at anytime.
Anyway, if you can help me with anything, I'll thank you a lot!
And... sorry for the bad English.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Please download and install to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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

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

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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

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

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download [url=http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exe]MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• Lis... Read more

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!

A:Computer Freezing

Looks like video artifacts due to defective/overheating video card.

You might have damaged some hardware in the power outage. Is your computer hooked up to a UPS?

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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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First, thanks for taking the time to help me out with this problem. Okay so i have a HP laptop with windows Vista on it. The other day it all the sudden froze. So I had to hold the power button to reset it. It booted fine and once it was done I would click on something and it would freeze again. I couldnt even ctrl+alt+delete. I have button reset it multiple times. I then went into safe mode to do a virus and spyware scan and it froze in the middle of that. I have also done a system restor and memory error scan and none of it has worked.

I hope this is enough info.

Thank you

A:Computer Freezing - cant do anything

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I've had this problem for a long time now. My computer freezes for no appearant reason. I'll be doing anything from just surfing the net to listening to music to playing a game and it will freeze. Sometimes it will freeze after a long time of being on(2-5 hours) and sometimes it'll freeze during the scandisk on bootup, and other times it doesn't even turn on(i hit the power but the work light comes on and nothing happens). I've taken it in twice, had the harddrive swapped for a new one, reinstalled everything, but nothing has worked so far. After taking it in though it did work like normal for a long time but eventually the freezing came back. I've sort of been suspecting elecrical issues although I don't know how they could cause this.

I haven't been able to find a solution so hopefully someone can help me.


A:Computer Freezing

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All day today it's been freezing up. After about an hour of being on it locks up and I have to unplug it then plug it back in. I don't really do anything on it other then browse the web. I haven't played a video game on it in a long time.

I installed Advanced Systemcare and did a few things on that today, but it still freezes on me. Any other suggestions?

A:Computer is freezing up. :(

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Alright, lately my computer has been freezing up. I can't think of anything too drastic that would have caused this. I did have a problem with a hijacking, and I did have to do a system restore last month and had to recover my files. I first noticed it while playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It would let me play for 15 - 30 minutes and would freeze making a high pitched squeal come out of my speakers. In the past few days I've tried to use WinRAR to compress a file only to have my comp freeze at 10%. And tonight I tried converting an AVI to an MPEG and no matter what program I use, Windows seems to completely lock up. Specifically, I'll first lose control of my mouse and then my keyboard stops responding. I just reloaded Windows at the beginning of the year, so I'd like to not resort to that. Any suggestions on what I should do?

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

It could be a few things causing your problem...Is your hard drive full or are there a few gigs free? Are alot of your games/ software cracked? Ram? I would also ctrl-alt-del when you notice this starting to happen and check to see if anything under CPU has a value greater than 90.

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To whom it may concern: I have been dealing with this problem for a few months. Last week I called Microsoft Tech support for help and that did not fix the problem. I ran a hijack report listed below I also ran Ad-aware 6. Please veiw this report and contact me if you see anything out of order. Thanking you in advance. Ray Stewart

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:29:53 AM, on 2/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.... Read more

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My computer freezes once a day. What can I do to stop this?

A:my computer keeps freezing

There can be many reasons for a system to lock-up\freeze as you say.

1) Software conflicts including unwanted programs, viruses\spyware
2) Network problems
3) Hardware limitations
4) Hardware failures

Just to name a few.
In order to even start to whittle the pile down and offer suggestions we would need to know the hardware specifications\configuration of your system, the software programs\environment your system has loaded and are using, and what type of internet connection you use.
For instance I had a system that locked up after several hours of use. This system was failing due to RAM\virtual memory limitation. Also had another that locked when two programs were open at the same time.


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Ok so I've posted on a couple of other forums and I have gotten some help but it has not fixed my problem, my problem like the title suggests is that my computer freezes, it does this at random times when no specific program is open and it puts out a buzzing noise that I recorded. I know for a fact that the problem is not caused by my ram or graphics card because I have tested both sticks of ram and taken my graphics card out and it still freezes. When these freezes happen it either stays just buzzing, it goes silent, or sometimes it even comes out of the freeze. I'm not really sure what to do anymore because I have already ran tests such as memtest and intelburn test and like I said it froze even without my graphics card in. Any help or information would be appreciated.

My computer specs: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (8-8-8-24)
FLM-3232 ([email protected])
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA)
Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
High Definition Audio Device

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Hello i am having trouble with my computer, it freezes on the acasion of either, starting up,ingame and randomly. i have had this computer for about 4-5years and havent had this problem, i started about 2 months ago, then i went away and when i came back it was still doing it, my computer is: (ill just say what it says in the system and what i know) Intel pentium 4 2.80ghz 1 gig of DDR ram and radeon 9550 (AGP).
i did originally have Norton anti viral protection, but we changed to mcafee and some other programs we have are spybot search and destroy,spyware blaster.
if there are any other questions of anything else that may help you,help me sort out my problem just ask

oh and forgot to add,when it freezes it freezes with what was last displayed on the screen (ie. desktop) or the screen just goes black, and i have to turn it off at the wall, and sometimes it wont turn the monitor on, so i took off my LCD and put on the old CRT one.

ill post a printscreen of my processes if that helps

Thanks :)

A:Computer Freezing

Look in E vent Viewer for hints on what is causing the freeze . . . Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Event Viewer . . look thru the three sections for error messages

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