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PC freezes up completely periodically

Q: PC freezes up completely periodically

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

Like, completely unresponsive.

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

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

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

(ugh god I'm confused now)

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

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

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

Phase: Slot1/Slot2
Original: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/-
Move #1: 512/256b
Move #2: 512/256b
New RAM: 512/1024
Testing #1:1024/-
Testing #2: 1024/512

After every single combination of RAM has been throwing the freezes, I figure it isn't the RAM modules, but something else.

My thoughts: a) general overheating, b) bad motherboard, c) fuxed the part where the RAM sticks in, d) C drive corrupting slowly.

I'll probably post this on a tech forum, but figured I'd get opinions here first. I think it's A.

(tl;dr DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO RAID WHEN YOU CRASH EVERY 5 MINUTES?)

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A: PC freezes up completely periodically

This is a tech forum.

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

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

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

im using one and it lowered my temp 20C Celsius

Mount it right under video card.

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

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

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

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[Answers are in brackets.]
· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? [Windows 10]· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? [x64]· What was original installed OS on system? [Windows 8.1]· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? [OEM version]· Age of system (hardware) [1 month]· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? [2 days ago, Windows 8.1 was upgraded to Windows 10. Laptop 1 month old and came preinstalled with Windows 8.1]
· CPU [Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz (8CPUs), ~2.1GHz]· Video Card [two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M]
· System Manufacturer [Alienware]· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) [Alienware 18]· Laptop or Desktop? [Laptop]
 
My new laptop has been freezing periodically and I can't quite pin down why. Some extra info: When the freeze occurs, my mouse cursor disappears and the screen freezes still as-is. The sound loops whatever note it was making when the freeze occurs. Moving the mouse and hitting any keys or key-combinations (such as ctrl-alt-del) does nothing. The only thing I can do is hold the power button to turn it off and then boot it back up without issue. While it freezes randomly, I have found a few occurences where it always freezes, such as when opening Open Broadcast Software Multiplatform, or after 10 seconds of streaming on the non-Multiplatform Open Broadcast Software. Interestingly, this freeze ... Read more

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Hi; i ve just bought a brand new ideapad700 laptop 3 weeks ago and after one week the it started to freeze without giving any sign of cautions( even cursor is not responding) and needed to be shut down by holding the power button every time. I've read some suggestions from net and changed some power settings from control panel (just to give it a try), and it worked well for a while. But now , i am facing with the same problem again and thinking of returning it back ,but still i cannot explain the situation because it happens randomly. Maybe the win 10's power settings causes it, or an uncompatible screencard driver issue i don't know... But i am stucked right now.... Does anybody have the similiar problem with their ideapad? And any solutions? Thanks...

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I am having a recurring problem whereby the computer freezes and the only option is to force close and reboot. I've updated every driver and the problem persists. I'm running Windows Vista Business, 32-bit operating system on a Sony Vaio laptop with 2 gigs of RAM.

When I go to the Event Properties, the message is: Event 7026: the following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BtHidBus Tosrfcom. I believe these drivers have something to do with bluetooth and that the Bthidbus driver is for BlueSoleil, software which I once had but have since removed.

The event details are:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 1/22/2010 4:04:36 PM
Event ID: 7026
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Barbara-PC
Description:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
BtHidBus
Tosrfcom
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908D1-A6D7-4695-8E1E-26931D2012F4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated System... Read more

A:Computer periodically freezes

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:msconfigClick OK (hit Enter in Vista).Click on Startup tab.Click Disable allIMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.Click Services tab.Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft servicesClick Disable all.Click OK.Restart computer in Normal Mode.NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.Same problem?

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Computer is freezing up for this user at various times. They may be using an application when it locks up, or they could be returning to use the computer and it has froze up while they were away. The Task Manager appears to be unavailable. I originally thought a program was crashing or hung up in memory and was going to have them kill the process. No luck. I've also had them try choosing Log Out, and it will get stuck indefinitely during the log off process.
I've ran Malwarebytes program on the computer, however we were unable to get the update to run; it fails every time.
While the user was running through the document supplied on this forum, she received an error message about her Firewall: "Windows Firewall setting cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?"
I need another opinion.

Let me know if I can supply any more information, and thanks in advance.

Hunter

A:Computer Periodically Freezes

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%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
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hello. i have this problem with my other computer that it freezes periodically (sometimes even after rebooting it again). and nothing else helps but rebooting the computer again. then i can work with a limited time and again the pc freezes. what may cause this kind of behaviour? i have Win XP Pro Corp and have run all the reg cleaners and system checkers and spyware removers but nothing seem to help. if anyone can help me out, please dont be afraid LOL. these are the specs of my pc can you help me please?


CPU Properties:
CPU Type AMD Duron, 650 MHz (3.25 x 200)
CPU Alias Spitfire, Athlon Lite
CPU Stepping A0
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 64 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 453 Pin PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 25 million
Process Technology 6Mi, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size 100 mm2
Core Voltage 1.6 V
I/O Voltage 1.6 V
Typical Power 24.5 - 37.2 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 27.4 - 41.5 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer:
Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Product Information http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Produc...,30_118,00.html

CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 3 %Click to expand...

and the sensors at this moment:

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type VIA 686 Internal
Sensor Access ISA 6000h

Temperatures:
Motherboard 32 °C (90 °F)
CPU 29 °C (84 °F)
Aux 24 °C (75 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 5579 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.48 V
+2.5 V 0.14 V
+3.3 V 3.18 V
+5 V 5.08 V
+12 V 11.99 VClick to ... Read more

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My PC keeps freezing, typically once per minute and this lasts for about 5-10 seconds, before behaving itself again. This can happen anytime, in any program. E.g. when typing an email, when filling a spreadsheet, when surfing (scrolling, entering data, anything). ALT-Tab doesn't work, either, the whole PC is locked.

I have seen nothing in Process Explorer's process tree that suggests hogging. I then opened Process Explorer’s "System Info" graph and saw 100% CPU spikes which tally perfectly with the freezing in applications. In all cases OUTLOOK.EXE:3180 seems to be to blame when I hover my mouse over the spikes.

Following advice elsewhere in the forum I installed Hijack This and got the following log file. Can anyone help identify the cause of this freezing, please?

Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:41:32, on 15/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PRO... Read more

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My windows 7 64-bit Pro computer has a nasty, annoying problem. I’m pretty sure it’s been present since I built it 2+ years ago. The computer sort of “freezes” periodically and randomly. It can happen two or three times a day or not be seen for 2 days in a row. When it “freezes,” here’s what happens. The mouse moves freely but applications can neither be opened nor closed. Clicking on anything has no effect for the duration of the “freeze.” The length of time a freeze lasts is typically about 30 seconds but can be shorter or longer. Often freezes will occur twice in a row with 10 seconds between freezes. When a freeze occurs, the hard drive lite is ON-SOLID with no flickering for the duration of the freeze. Curiously, audio and video players continue playing during a freeze. I also get application hangs on this computer but I can’t tell if these are related to the “freezes.” Here’s what I’ve done to debug:
? I’ve run process explorer to see what is keeping the hard drive lite on solid but it says the hard drive is free during a freeze. I think process explorer is tell the truth because I can’t hear any drive activity during a freeze. I suspect the hard drive lite is not really reflecting HD activity during a freeze.
? I’ve updated my video drivers a few times with no effect on the freezes.
? I suspected the Sata Drivers which I understand are part of the Intel chipset INF dri... Read more

A:Windows 7 periodically Freezes.

I would love some guidance on this problem. Can somebody help?

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I bought this desktop in January 2016, but haven't used it much until recently (it took me awhile to migrate data from my old computer onto this one). The computer works great.  However, the computer periodically freezes for no reason.  I look in the event viewer and don't seen anything unusual. My serial number is: 2MD55203RZ.  I have over 2 years of support remaining.

A:Computer periodically freezes

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP support forum. Welcome ! I asked for a moderator to remove your serial number as this is a public forum. The serial number is considered somewhat private info and for security reasons you should not provide to in a public places. Thanks for your understanding!  Re. your issues - let's test for hardware problems first.Please, watch this video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lIXlwlNyUwRestart your computer and test for hardware issues using the UEFI option.Perform quick system testPerform component tests and test Memory (RAM), HDD and system board* Note - video is for notebooks but should be similar for desktops. Let me know the results. If all tests pass, this is good news. Let's concentrate on software. What is your WIndows that you run now?Is Windows fully updated ? It may be downloading/installing updates in the background and this may cause some freezing.Please, check it is fully updated.  >> I need to know what software is installed on your machine and what runs with it.Download Trend Micro's HiJackThis app:https://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/ Save and run the exe file. 1) Click on "Do a scan and save log file" buttonAfter scan, if a log file pops up in Notepad - that is excellent. If not, choose "Save log" button and choose to save the log file somehwereThe log file - open it, choose "Select All" (CTR + A) , then copy it and paste it all here in your next reply.... Read more

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Hi. I am running WinXP home. Don't believe I've installed or changed anything significant recently, but my system periodically grinds to a halt. CPU usage spikes to 100% when doing simple things like opening a webpage with no other programs running.
I've taken the liberty of posting a hijackthis log. Looking forward to your advice.
Thanks
 

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Hi all, I've had a problem with my laptop freezing up periodically. I'm seeing the resource usage hit 97% under processes on the task manager, and under the performance tab I can see a spike on the CPU usage history coinciding with it. but, I can't tell what program is spiking, cause at that point the computer kind of freezes for a moment, then continues functioning. This doesn't occur so often now, probably spikes every minute or so. What I've noticed though is that these freezes seem to coincide with what I'm assuming is my cooling fan starting up. I've tried a scandisk and defrag, and that hasn't changed things. Cleaned it of dust as well. I've already gotten my laptop recently cleaned of malware over in the hijackthis malware removal forum, and the freezes are still occuring. Specs of my laptop:

Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition version 2002, Service Pack 2
Dell XPS MXC051
Intel Pentium M processor 1.73 GHz
0.99 GB RAM

If Any more information is needed to solve this problem, please let me know. I still use my laptop, but it's still pretty annoying. Hope to hear a reply soon, and thanks to anyone taking the time to read this!

A:Laptop Periodically Freezes

How long have you had the laptop?

Laptops have the tendency to overheat, however in a case like yours, there is just a wide variety of things causing this..perhaps a specific process activating itself than not. Or it could be a overheating CPU from age, this could possibly be the cause of your fans spinning up, but most likely the cause for that is the cpu usage causing the cpu to push itself and get hot causing the fans to spin faster. Many things, but we can try to talk our way through it and try to find the source

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Howdy all,

I am running Windows 7 Professional x32 on a Toshiba Satellite A-205 laptop. The OS worked fairly well until about a month and a half ago and then it began freezing for ~two minute intervals about every 5-10 minutes. Within the first five minutes of booting up I get this issue and it persist. It seems to happen considerably more when I am watching videos from the internet (eg. Youtube/Hulu). I run AVG 2013 Free Edition and I've scanned and never found anything more than tracking cookies. I'm also running SpyBot and have made sure that Windows 7 is always updated. The only unusual thing that I've noticed is that when I ran StartUp Manager I found a suspicious program called ROC_ROC_APR2013_AV; Registry\Current User\Run; when I first found this there was more details saying it pertained to a weird AVG April sale, but I find this unusual since AVG has installed no such files in the past. I removed this program, but am still having issues. I've heard that clearing the Registry can help, but this seems rather drastic and dangerous and would like to use that as a last resort. I appreciate any help. Thanks!

A:Toshiba Satellite periodically freezes

No one here recommends AVG which bloated up some years back and never slimmed back down to provide the kind of performance offered by Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast.

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if this is the original factory preinstalled Win7 be aware that is a corrupt install loaded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that have better versions built into Win7. For this reason most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps in blue link to get a perfect install.

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Started last night. (24hrs)
Was initially just hanging on firefox. like, the window would stop responding for a minute, and then work again fine. I tried to re-install FF, didn't help.
Went to bed, woke up, and worked through it. Installed chrome after class, it helped, but still hung.
Now it freezes every few minutes for longer and longer amounts of time.
I'm not how to fix it.
Help is always appreciated.
I have tried a system restore to 1 week ago when the computer was fine.



DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Brain at 0:12:22.74 on Fri 09/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5119.3891 [GMT -6:00]


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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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I will be gone during the weekend, sorry if I don't respond to any advice right away.
Thanks.

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Hi,

I've been searching all over the internet for possible solutions and tried many of them but no luck so far, the system keeps freezing when a download is active ( Steam game download/update, download through browsers, torrents etc. )

I'm on Windows 7 ultimate 32bit, and even tried re-installing it, updating all of the drivers, running chkdsk a few times, changing the torrent clients and some other possible solutions found out there but like I've said the problem still persists.

The freezes are sometimes about 10 seconds long, and during that time the download stops, and resumes after the unfreezing, and it occurs again in a short time.
Sometimes it all freezes completely and I can only move the mouse cursor, then I usually have to restart it, although occasionally it restarts by itself, and there have been a few BSOD's , where there's some kind of dump and it goes up to 100%, then restarts.

-For more info about the system , I've also run the Diagnostic tool.

A:System periodically freezes while downloading.

What anti-virus are you using? Perhaps it's interfering?

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Hi; i ve just bought a brand new ideapc700 laptop 3 weeks ago and after one week the it started to freeze without giving any sign of cautions( even cursor is not responding) and needed to be shut down by holding the power button every time. I've read some suggestions from net and changed some power settings from control panel (just to give it a try), and it worked well for a while. But now , i am facing with the same problem again and thinking of returning it back ,but still i cannot explain the situation because it happens randomly. Maybe the win 10's power settings causes it, or an uncompatible screencard driver issue i don't know... But i am stucked right now.... Does anybody have the similiar problem with their ideapad? And any solutions? Thanks...

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Hi. I have been having this problem where my computer periodically freezes completely (to the point where I can't even move my mouse or click anything). Also, it's been lagging a lot recently, and I think I MAY have malware or a virus. I have run Norton AntiVirus, Trend Micro's Housecall, Spybot, CCleaner, ATF Cleaner, I have run Disk Defrag, Disk Cleanup, and tried many other things to speed up my computer/solve this freezing problem.So, I read your topic about how to post things, and it told me to include a RootRepeal log. Well, after I click scan on RootRepeal, my entire computer freezes every time, and I am forced to shut off my computer manually. I saw a solved thread about that exact problem, but didn't want to fix it the same way, because things may be slightly different. So, basically, I'm asking, can someone please help me get rid of ANYTHING I don't need on my computer?I will post a HijackThis Log and the DDS Logs, but again, cannot post a RootRepeal log due to the fact that it freezes my computer.Any help would be greatly appreciated.THANK YOU!DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Aaron at 16:10:45.33 on Sat 09/19/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1161 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\s... Read more

A:Computer Periodically Freezes (Cannot run RootRepeal)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Periodically and without any warning my new hp envy x360 running windows 10 on an intel i5 dual core processor with 12 GB RAM I bought last August so it came preinstalled with windows 10 will freeze on me and nothing except hitting the power button and restarting it fix the problem. I've been on chat and twitter support for what seems weeks now to get this fixed and nothing seems to be working, I've updated windows, updated the bios, all the drivers, done hardware checks and none of this has solved the problem. HP support now suggests that reset my laptop to the factory settings but before I do that and all the hassles of reinstalling my data (just backed it all up) I want to make sure this will once and for all solve the problem.  I've done some research and this seems to be a common problem on windows 10 laptops, that there may a way to fix this by adjusting something the BIOS or in the windows power settings. I've also been told to just go back to an earlier version of windows. Its been driving me nuts for months and whats worse is if this is a "common problem" why doesn't tech support seem to know about it?

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Hi all,
We have a Dell Inspirion with Win-10. Had it for about 2 years. Periodically the computer will freeze up while I have browsers open. Usually this occurs overnite sometimes but not always. My first indication is when the mouse stops working. I then try using the mouse pad but that never works either, however the browser (FF) is always open to where I left it.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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I'm unsure if this is the correct forum, but:

Occasionally my computer will (and I know this is an unfavorable term) completely freeze. I say freeze because the audio coming out of my speakers loops on the sample that it froze on (I think anyway, it's almost like a buzzing, except it repeats the sample).
It does it completely randomly, restarts don't seem to affect how often it occurs.
Open programs seem to increase the chance but do not dictate for certain when it'll happen. I've come home to it doing it before, god knows for how long.
Seems like if something is graphically intense it increases the chance. I changed out the video card yesterday, but it has done it today once.

I'm on Windows 7 Professional x64.
Intel i5-2400 3.1GHz
8GB memory
Foxconn Rattler P67 Mobo

I somewhat suspect mobo, since it's kind of a cheap one and had issues when I got it.

A:Computer periodically freezes indefinitely

Lets see some temps and voltages> D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

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Hi all,
I have 3 PCs connected in a network by a Linksys Wireless G router:
1 Desktop, connected by Ethernet cable2 Laptops, connected by wirelessThey all use the Public folders on the desktop as a way to store common files. The problem I have is that the network allows access to the Desktop public folder,s but seems to freeze for about 30 seconds, unpredictably every 2-10 minutes, then start working normally again for a variable period.

During the freeze on access to the desktop, all PCs continue to be able to access the Internet without any problems. On the Vista Network page all 3 PCs are displayed

All 3 PCs are running Norton 360 Anti virus and Firewall, with the other PCs set up for Full Trust. If I turn off Norton 360, the problem does not seem to disappear.

I would be grateful for any help anybody can provide. Thanks - JR

A:Vista Network periodically freezes

Have you checked the event log to see of any messages were logged about the problem from the system

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Computer Freezes periodically. Have to reboot everytime to take care of problem. Thanks for any and all suggestions. Kellie Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:37:42 PM, on 6/3/05Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\EPSON\EBAPI\SAGENT2.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PTUDFAPP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\FINDFAST.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\GREETINGS WORKSHOP\GWREMIND.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGMAIN.EXEC:�... Read more

A:Computer Freezes Periodically - Suggestions?

Hello duranie10 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see a few items that require our attention. Please print these directions and then proceed with the following steps in order.Step #1Download CCleaner and install it but do not run it yet.We need to disable SpywareGuard so it will not interfere with the fixes we are about to make.Right-click the running icon of Spywareguard, it will open the program.Click on the File menu and then click Exit.Confirm the program is closed.Step #2Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Step #3Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [XupiterToolbarLoader] C:\Program Files\Xupiter\\XupiterToolbarLoader.exeO4 - Startup: PowerReg SchedulerV2.exeO4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXEO4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXEO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)O16 - DPF: {34805D32-AD89-469E-8503-A5666AEE4333} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/11510710bd550e3a5c04/netzip/RdxIE.cabO16 ... Read more

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Ever since installing my new video card and World of Warcraft my computer regular locks up or completely restarts while playing the game. The video card is an ATI Radeon 9550 256MB and my computer is a Pentium III, 866Mhz with 768 DDR RAM and I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2. I went to the ATI website and downloaded and installed the most up to date drivers but it hasn't changed anything. My computer has yet to lock up while not playing WoW, it only happens in game.

And it doesn't seem to be an issue with there being to much going on onscreen. I've got the game set to run at 1024x768 and most of the settings are set to the lowest they can go. And even with these settings fighting a simple creature one-on-one can result in a lock up or reset. Can anyone help me out with a solution? I'm going to invest in a completely new PC for or after Christmas but until then I'd really like to play WoW without locking up every 30-60 minutes.

A:PC periodically freezes and restarts while playing WoW

Try installing a case fan things might just need cooling down a little.

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Ever since installing my new video card and World of Warcraft my computer regular locks up or completely restarts while playing the game. The video card is an ATI Radeon 9550 256MB and my computer is a Pentium III, 866Mhz with 768 DDR RAM and I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2. I went to the ATI website and downloaded and installed the most up to date drivers but it hasn't changed anything. My computer has yet to lock up while not playing WoW, it only happens in game.

And it doesn't seem to be an issue with there being to much going on onscreen. I've got the game set to run at 1024x768 and most of the settings are set to the lowest they can go. And even with these settings fighting a simple creature one-on-one can result in a lock up or reset. Can anyone help me out with a solution? I'm going to invest in a completely new PC for or after Christmas but until then I'd really like to play WoW without locking up every 30-60 minutes.
 

A:PC periodically freezes and restarts while playing WoW

probably your cpu doesn't support playing w.o.w. try upgrading your processor.. - just guessing.
 

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Hello, I'm hoping that I can get some insight on how to fix an issue with my PC.
Recently, while playing video games, the game will lock up periodically for one to three seconds. The game window will sometimes grey out and have "Not responding" in the bar up top. While this is happening, the game sound that was playing with play a half second loop through the duration of the freeze. The game will then resume after this short time. In Hearthstone, these freezes seem to happen randomly before a spell effect happens, or upon switching turns. Maybe just coincidence. In WoW and League of Legends, it just happens when it feels like it.
This issue has started just recently, and I haven't made any modifications to the machine prior to the issue.
I keep the heat sinks and whatnot inside free of dust with canned air regularly, and core temperatures according to the "Core Temp" program tells me that the max temp reached is 52.
In attempts to rectify the issue, I've uninstalled and re-installed the graphics drivers, but to no avail.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional
8GB ram
64 bit system
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb solid state (operating system installed)
Western Digital 1tb HD
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Gigabyte Technology Z87X-D3H motherboard
750W Silverstone powersupply
Nvidia Geforece GTX 770
Please let me know what I can do to troubleshoot/fix this issue, and thank you in advance!

 

A:Computer freezes periodically while playing games

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Y700-34ISH Desktop (ideacentre) (90DG)
 
Windows 10
 
my pc is only 3 days old and still brand new out the box. however it will peroidcally freeze for no reason causing me to hard shut down by holding down the power button. it will freeze even more so when im attempting to install a game onto my pc.
 
i spent over $1,000 on your product and it cant even install a game without it freezing up and crashing EVERYtime.
 
im on the verge of returing this product in for an exchange depending on the support and response i get from your team in regards to your product and my problem.










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A:Y700 Desktop PC freezes periodically under Windows...

I have this same problem with my y700. I've had it a little more than a week and will also freeze if I let the computer go to sleep. I try moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard and the computer will be completly unresposive forcing me to hard shut down the computer.

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Greetings,

I recently downgraded from windows 10 to windows 7. After the update, whenever i remove the battery, my computer freezes periodically. Whenever i put the battery back in, it works absolutely fine. no freezes. i have disabled the battery charging, as i dont want to ruin the battery. I have a dell N5110. The battery is aftermarket model. Please help resolve this matter.

Core i5
Nvidia 525M

Thanks!

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Hi
 
My system's HDD light is constantly on and if I try to do anything (surf,watch video,listen to music) the system hangs for a few seconds then continues.
 
I did run Malware bytes, AVG,Superantispywae and everything looks OK.
 
Any ideas?
 
thanks
Jim

A:HDD light constantly on, system freezes periodically

1. Check Scheduled tasks to see if anything is scheduled to run in the background
2. Check settings on your av, defrag, etc apps to see if they are set to run a scheduled times in the background
3. Open Task Manager to the Performance Tab. Sort on the CPU column. Which process is using the cpu when the hd light is on?

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Hello, I'm hoping that I can get some insight on how to fix an issue with my PC.
Recently, while playing video games, the game will lock up periodically for one to three seconds. The game window will sometimes grey out and have "Not responding" in the bar up top. While this is happening, the game sound that was playing with play a half second loop through the duration of the freeze. The game will then resume after this short time. In Hearthstone, these freezes seem to happen randomly before a spell effect happens, or upon switching turns. Maybe just coincidence. In WoW and League of Legends, it just happens when it feels like it.
This issue has started just recently, and I haven't made any modifications to the machine prior to the issue.
I keep the heat sinks and whatnot inside free of dust with canned air regularly, and core temperatures according to the "Core Temp" program tells me that the max temp reached is 52.
In attempts to rectify the issue, I've uninstalled and re-installed the graphics drivers, but to no avail.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional
8GB ram
64 bit system
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb solid state (operating system installed)
Western Digital 1tb HD
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Gigabyte Technology Z87X-D3H motherboard
750W Silverstone powersupply
Nvidia Geforece GTX 770
Please let me know what I can do to troubleshoot/fix this issue, and thank you in advance!
 
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A:Computer freezes periodically while playing games

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When I am using my computer to type a document or logging in. After I type about 10 seconds later the words appear. Everything else runs great just when I type the computer freezes (appears to) and then my typing appears. What could be causing this.
 

A:Unit periodically freezes and typing appears much later

Just a thought,but have you thought about disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

To learn ALL there is to know about "Startup" go here:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php

Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
 

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Just yesterday I was using the computer in the afternoon. It was fine. I later returned to it and suddenly I had this forsakenly annoying problem that I cannot fix, nor have I been able to find any information on. (Partly because I don't even know where to begin looking.)

To make things simple and short, everything on my computer works. I have no problems with any application whatsoever. The only thing that bothers to no end is the fact that my computer seems to be processing something periodically (every 5-10 seconds), and every time it does so, it lags up the computer. If I'm trying to play a game, it will kick me into windows (like it would if I alt-tabbed). If I have no applications running and just sit there, I can watch the cursor turn into the hourglass thing every 5-10 seconds. As I type this message, I've had to retype so many words just in this plea for help - for everytime it lags/freezes up for the split second, whatever I type doesn't come out. If I'm toying around with internet explorer, or opera, Windows explorer, every time it lags, the window goes grey for a split second as if I clicked on something else, then it returns to normal as if I clicked back on it immediately. No input is entered whenever it lags up.
I have no clue what is going on. I've run Housecall, and Kapersky and there are no viruses. I've run Spybot, and I continually get a spyware thing from Avenue A.inc. I remove it every time but somehow it seems to alw... Read more

A:Help! My computer continually lags/freezes up periodically

Hi Kyousuke,

I don't see anything abnormal in your log except that I am dubious about the FreeRam software.
 

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Could someone here take a look at my hijackthis log and tell me if they can see something that could be wrong there. I have a dell xps 600 running winxp pro. Here is my log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:15:35 PM, on 3/25/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\sunThreatEngine.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\SunProtectionServer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanel.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:My Pc Freezes Periodically And Ie Takes A Few Minutes To Come Up After I Click On It

Anyone see something in my hijackthis log file that shouldn't be there?

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Hi - I'm new to BleepingComputer, and I need some help figuring out if I have an infection on my PC.

When following links in my browser I was periodically getting the "My Computer Online Scan" screen come up which I know was caused by Malware.

I ran MBAM which did detect an infection:

C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{35DC3473-A719-4d14-B7C1-FD326CA84A0C}.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I then ran SuperAntiSpyware which didn't find anything significant.

All appeared to be well for a few days then the "My Computer Online Scan" started appearing again. Also my computer seems very slow at times, particularly with IE but sometimes with other apps as well. MBAM and SAS both failed to find anything this time.

I'd like some advice on how to find out if I still have some malware on my computer that's causing th go-slow/freezes and also if I have really got rid of "My Computer Online Scan", please.

Many thanks in advance.

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Just yesterday I was using the computer in the afternoon. It was fine. I later returned to it and suddenly I had this forsakenly annoying problem that I cannot fix, nor have I been able to find any information on. (Partly because I don't even know where to begin looking.)

To make things simple and short, everything on my computer works. I have no problems with any application whatsoever. The only thing that bothers to no end is the fact that my computer seems to be processing something periodically (every 5-10 seconds), and every time it does so, it lags up the computer. If I'm trying to play a game, it will kick me into windows (like it would if I alt-tabbed). If I have no applications running and just sit there, I can watch the cursor turn into the hourglass thing every 5-10 seconds. As I type this message, I've had to retype so many words just in this plea for help - for everytime it lags/freezes up for the split second, whatever I type doesn't come out. If I'm toying around with internet explorer, or opera, Windows explorer, every time it lags, the window goes grey for a split second as if I clicked on something else, then it returns to normal as if I clicked back on it immediately. No input is entered whenever it lags up.
I have no clue what is going on. I've run Housecall, and Kapersky and there are no viruses. I've run Spybot, and I continually get a spyware thing from Avenue A.inc. I remove it every time but somehow it seems to alw... Read more

A:Help! My computer continually lags/freezes up periodically

Hi Kyousuke,

I don't see anything abnormal in your log except that I am dubious about the FreeRam software.
 

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

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

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

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Just got a brand-new Precision Mobile Workstation 7510 about a week ago. Out of the box and prior to installing any updates or new software, the touchpad will, randomly every minute or so, stop responding to input, and the cursor would very slowly inch itself (usually creeping slightly up and to the right). This would occur for anywhere from a few to 10 or so seconds before the touchpad would start working again. No change in the past week.
The pointer stick works as normal during the time the touchpad is not responding.
I have tried all of the suggestions I found recommended or could think of:

Reinstalling Windows from the factory image (did this twice)
Reinstalling the driver (I already had the latest one, but I both reinstalled it and then deleted it and reinstalled a freshly-downloaded version from the most recent version provided on Dell.com)
Disabling the pointer stick
Disabling gestures
Unplugging all peripherals, including the AC adapter
Rebooting in Safe Mode (still occurs, though perhaps the normal touchpad driver is still loaded in Safe Mode)

I was about to call Dell (I have Pro Support) thinking that it is a hardware problem, but interestingly, there is no sign of the problem in the mouse-enabled Dell GUI BIOS set-up screen. I would assume that if it were a hardware issue, it would still show up there.
FWIW, the Dell touchpad icon in the system tray sometimes, but not always, displays touchpad input in the center of the touchpad when this occurs. The cursor move... Read more

A:Precision 7510 touchpad periodically freezes, cursor moves on its own

If you haven't done so I suggest uninstalling the touch pad driver altogether and then test.  Does the problem still occur regardless that the driver has been removed or does the cursor stay put all of a sudden?
If you notice the problem still even with the driver uninstalled I suggest a service.  If the course starts behaving after uninstalling the touch pad driver replacing the touch pad may not make much of a difference if any. 
I have sent out a friend request, If you are in the US I may be able to help process a service if needed.

TB

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After updating my Ideapad 520-15IKB with 8th Gen Core i5 I've noticed regular freezes almost all the time. Also the temperature of the CPU gets quite high and CPU has max. frequency almost all the time (even on battery) which means poor battery life.  At the end I had to revert my laptop to 1709. Now I'm waitng for more stable update.

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I installed Win7 Pro x64 on my PC Monday evening.
The computer is physically unchanged from when Vista Business 32bit was running on it with which it was absolutely stable.

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

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

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

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


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

A:Win 7 Pro x64 freezes completely

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MDDLMN


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


Can you please describe this in higher detail?

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

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

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

anyone know possible causes? thanks in advanced
 

A:My PC freezes completely

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

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

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

A:Completely Freezes

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

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

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

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

A:PC completely freezes over

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




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

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

As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
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Hi,
recently my computer has been freezing up whenever I use a fullscreen application for about 30 minutes. In attempt to fix this I tried running scan disk, with no improvement, also I ran Decker to try to clean up my quite messy temp files.

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
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C:\Program\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:Freezes Completely

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer Freezes Completely

Hi,

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

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

Sandra Lite Utility

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

or

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

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

or

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

Brooks

A:Windows 7 Completely Freezes

Hi.

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

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

hello all!

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

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

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

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

cheers guys
 

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

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

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

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TSB SysInfo dump...

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

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