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New PC Experiencing Freezes When on Desktop, Browsing, Etc - Never Freezes in Games.

Q: New PC Experiencing Freezes When on Desktop, Browsing, Etc - Never Freezes in Games.

My problem: I have been experiencing (situational) freezes while using my PC, these freezes require me to hold down the power button and reboot.

Details: The situations in which my pc freezes is in low or next to no stress situations, this includes; sitting on the desktop, browsing the web, idle mode, messaging people over steam and msn, and many other little things that shouldn't be causing any problems, right?

The situations in which my pc does not freeze is in games (to avoid my pc freezing while typing this I am sitting in the main menu of a game using the Steam web overlay). I can play intensive games at their maximum settings and my PC never freezes, unless it is the game's fault, and that has only happened on one occasion. It does not freeze when in low stress gaming situations either, like in the main menu of a game.

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I think it is hardware related, as it happened on both of my completely separate (and individually formated) installs of Windows XP and Windows 7 (I reinstalled Windows 7 once).

This problem has occurred with both out of the box and fully updated drivers for all pieces of hardware, on XP and 7.

Errors messages:

All error messages occur before my OS is loaded and just after I have rebooted after a freeze. On my old XP install it froze and actually had to recover the system BIOS, this is when I noticed a red and orange light on my motherboard, along with 3 other green lights (the 1st one is red, the second is orange). I don't know if this means it is something plugged into the motherboard that is causing the problem or the motherboard itself.

Just this morning (on the Windows 7 install) it said it could not find the DES driver (what is that exactly?).

Is it my Motherboard, other hardware, could something have become unplugged while moving, or not plugged in properly, something else?

System Information:
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Time of this report: 12/6/2009, 15:21:24
Machine name: FOURLEAFCLOVER
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4092MB RAM
Page File: 1470MB used, 6710MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9460)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9460&SUBSYS_E115174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 2806 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1017 MB
Shared Memory: 1789 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster 2233SB,SyncMaster Magic CX2233SB(Digital)
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM049B
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (59.934Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.0708 (English)
Driver Version: 8.671.0.0
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
I hope that is enough information, I can give more if you need.

Thank you for your time.

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Preferred Solution: New PC Experiencing Freezes When on Desktop, Browsing, Etc - Never Freezes in Games.

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, I can't provide a whole lot of information on this problem, as there doesn't seem to be any single, consistent action that causes it. I have now experienced two BSODs, one during Metal Gear Solid 5, the other I believe was merely surfing the internet using Chrome. However, possibly even more serious, is the fact that I have experienced a considerable number of freezes, both while playing a large variety of games, and while on the internet, and sometimes even with the computer just sitting there. The freezes have been occurring for some time, but the BSODs were both within the last week or so. I appreciate any assistance people can give. Thanks!!

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I have had this issue for awhile, it comes and goes.

I will be playing a computer game, it can be anything from world of warcraft to counter strike and occasionally the computer will freeze. As far as I can tell it will not respond to keyboard input or mouse movements, I do not hear any sounds when it freezes and the monitor will be frozen on whatever window is active at the time.

The only thing I can do at this point is restart the computer and shut down the computer. Upon doing either while the computer boots up it will freeze at random points (windows icon, log in screen, sometimes while the bios is loading).

Not sure if this makes any sense but if I shut down the computer and unplug the power supply and plug it back in then turn the computer on, it usually boots without freezing. I really doubt its an overheating problem because I do not let the computer cool down between restarts or the unplug/plug thing but I am open to all suggestions.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Conroe, 775 LGA, 3GHz
EVGA nForce 680i SLI MB
4GB PC2-6400 Corsair (CM2X1024-8500C5D)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
 

A:Freezes during games & freezes when I try to restart it (multiple times)

Anyone?

Also I just came back from vacation and now my computer won't start. It freezes at the "starting windows" screen and when I try to repair it freezes as well.
 

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I tried to search for solutions over the internet but I can't find anything that matches my situation.
All of a sudden, the screen and the cursor stops, and the audio sounds hanged (like a glitched buzzing sound) all in a short moment. The case is, this problem happens frequently. Also, restarting would cause the problem to disappear at first, but will start to appear sooner or later.

I haven't found the cause or the trigger when this problem arises, and I hope to find a solution with you all. Thank you
I'm using a Windows 8.1 64-bit OS
Intel Core i5-4200U
4.00 GB RAM
500 GB HDD Space

A:Laptop experiencing weird freezes

Thank you for posting your system specifications. The i5 has sufficient processing power for most tasks.

Using task manager, resource monitor and/or process explorer will show if a resource is being used up by a process. This is a good first step in narrowing down causes of a slow down.

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I've an Asus f5sl laptop with Vista Home Premium (32bit) but it's been freezing on me lately.

When I boot up, it gets to the black screen with the green bar but after a few seconds, the green bar freezes and I can't log in. Occasionally it boots up after around half an hour but then Vista periodically freezes for a few seconds before resuming (which is annoying when trying to write out something etc)
I don't see any problems in Safe Mode so is possibly a driver? I've updated all my drivers, completely updated using WIndows Update, ran antispyware, used System Restore etc

Only problem is; I've moved to a new country, and like a fool, I left my Vista start up disk back home. Which I would otherwise have tried.

Thanks

A:Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

Hello kickoutthejams,
Have you tried running system file checker ?, follow the link and see if it helps, there are other ideas on there too.
Good luck and post your results, thanks.

System Files - SFC Command

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First of all, gotta type this fast, cos its been shutting down while ive been typing, feelling right now, lol.

Random freezes, occasional BSOD message when computer restarts.

I have noticed the VGA socket is a bit bent and the display has recently became intermittent. Unsure if this is what is causing it though.

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? WINDOWS 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 32 BIT
? What was original installed OS on system? NEW BUILD WINDOWS 7
? 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) 3 YEARS
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 4 MONTHS (SSD INSTALLATION)

? CPU AMD PHENOM 8450 TRIPLE CORE 2.10GHZ
? Video Card ONBOARD
? MotherBoard GEFORCE 6100 PM - M2
? Power Supply - brand & wattage CCIVO 600W

? System Manufacturer NEW BUILD, VARIOUS PARTS, BUILT BY MYSELF
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

If it is a VGA problem, I may tidy up the socket and install a graphics card to see if this fixes the problem. Id be grateful if anyone could look at the log and help me to understand what could be the cause of these shutdowns.

Hope I followed the instructions to the letter.

Thanks

William.

edit 18.44, froze for 20 seconds, then resumed. This is new.

A:BSOD experiencing random freezes, unknown fault.

19.34 I put a youtube video on, there was a Skrillex sound coming from the speaker and the computer froze again. I restarted it and it froze up on the Windows welcome screen. Restarted once more and I am currently listening to Youtube.

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Hello for the past couple of weeks i've been experiencing mini-freezes/ stutters on my desktop while doing various task such as watching a youtube video, playing a game like a MOBA type and listening to music via itunes. Specifically speaking for about 1-2 seconds my pc will stutter in sound and freeze on screen. I cannot pin point the culprit of this issue weather it could be the RAM or CPU... etc. I have done the following tests: memtest86, prime95, windows disk check. my graphics drivers are up to date via G force experience and my OS is up to date according to windows. my idle temperatures for my components have been testing normal both under load and idle conditions via the stress test and all other testing has drawn me to no trail of suspicion on what could be the issue. My security system is Norton 360 and its up to date with its respective drivers also ive scanned my pc multiple times and its clean on viruses. all my troubleshooting has been inconclusive. So now i call upon the PC gods to grant me their wisdom please!

I will attach my system specs below behold!
Summary
Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz 39 ?C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS VI FORMULA (SOCKET 1150) 28 ?C
Graphics
ASUS PB298 ([email protected])
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A:Win8.1 PC experiencing random stutter/ freezes-find issue.

Check with this program whether you have an unusual amount of DPCs (red bars). That would hint towards a bad driver.

DPC Latency Checker

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Hello! Malwarebytes scans have detected malware that is directing me to websites saying that I am infected. However, when MBAM scans my computer, the mbam program freezing upon 1. Detecting the two infections (or more) or 2. Freezes when attempting to remove the infections.
I have ran adware cleaner and junkware removal tool and none have been successful is removing them.
If there's anyway to remove this spesky malware I'd be very greatful!

A:Experiencing redirect to websites with flashing ads. MBAM freezes when removing.

Hi. Please do the following:Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/Note: please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type. If you don't know which version matches your system, take a look at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/32-bit-or-64-bit-windows/Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Hi, i have new lapotp ASUS and WINDOWS 7, and while i browse the net it frezes for about 10 seconds,and when i browse again after that freezing it didnt freeze again. But when i turn on and it freezes again. I have instaled Windows 7 also on my pc and my pc is freezing same like the laptop. I tried registry cleaner ( agin the same freezing) i clean whit cccleaner ( again the same freeezing ) So if i got back to WINDOWS XP it wont freez but i like Windows 7. So my browser dont have add ons , so please help. So i think my Windows 7 is registred whit keygen , what is the problem ?
 

A:Win 7 freezes while browsing

If the PC was using Windows XP when new it may not be compatible with Windows 7.

You should run this tool to check it.

You said "So i think my Windows 7 is registred whit keygen" do you mean that your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine? We do not give assistance with non-genuine copies of Windows.
 

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Hi folks!

Having a somewhat weird issue here. I don't know what to call it other than micro hangs/freezes. I first noticed it on YouTube (via Chrome) when video would freeze for a couple seconds, audio would continue on, then the video would unfreeze and keep going. It jumps to where it's supposed to be, as opposed to playing super fast to catch up. I noticed the same thing happening when I would be typing an email, typed words wouldn?t appear for a second or two and then suddenly catch up. I did a test of watching YouTube and typing and noticed the hang was happening at the same time (i.e. when YouTube was freezing, so was my typing). When this i happening, virtually no system resources are being used (I don?t have Adobe stuff open, etc, just a chrome browser tab with YouTube and another with email.) There's no apparent rhyme or reason, just happens randomly and not every time I?m watching YouTube, but most times and at least a few times in a 3 minute video.

What I've tried:
- ran CCleaner to fix whatever I could, cleaned Chrome cache, etc
- started running Memtest86 and so far no errors (left running at work and no errors yet after the first pass)
- I run a tight PC, no extra crap running, simple and streamlined
- running AVAST

I have no idea what this is, but it's driving me nuts. Any thoughts? Not sure what to try.

System:
i7-3770
32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill Ares, XMP @ 1600
PNY GTX 660 with recent driver version 358.91
ASRock Z75 Pro3
Seasonic M12II 520W ... Read more

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Ok, so my problem is that the computer freezes when trying to browse some pages , but most frequently at Myspace.com. This happens in all the browsers I've tried-IE,Firefox,Opera. Same thing always happens. When it happens, the only way to restart is manually. I have run spyware and virus scanners but to no avail. I use Jetico Personal Firewall and am running WinXP Professional, Radeon x800GT graphics card. I don't think it's a hardware problem but I don't know where to look for it if it's a software problem. It still freezes when I disable all startup items and even when running in safe mode. I have also reinstalled Quicktime, Adobe Flash, and Java, but it keeps freezing. This problem is really starting to bug me, so if anyone can help, thanks!

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Hello.

Lately, I have been experiencing freezes, I presume while browsing with Google Chrome. They happen randomly and when my computer freezes, I can still click on icons, close/open tabs on Chrome and generaly move my mouse. The only issue is that my computer won't respond to any action performed. There is no blue screen associate, there are no "Program not responding" issues, just a freeze that lasts around 10-20 seconds.

Do you people have any idea what kind of an issue that is? Thanks!

A:Computer freezes (presumably while browsing)

does this also happen with other browsers like IE or Firefox

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Hi guys, I'm using 32-bit Windows 7. Everything seems to work fine until I browse the Internet. I've got both IE and Firefox installed and system freezes at some point of browsing through the web pages. Thought it could be something to do with my GPU so I updated to latest drivers but it didn't solve the problem. Any ideas? It's really annoying and I would like to continue using Win 7 for some time.

Thanks in advance.

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Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs)
2GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Realtek HD Audio
mobo abit AB9 Pro

A:7 freezes while browsing Internet

Try downloading the latest network drivers for you adapter.

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Help please. Very frustratingly my computer will freeze when browsing. Pages won't load and when I close down browser(IE6) the whole computer just freezes on me . I have to manually shut down the computer by pressing button to reeboot. Occasionally after a freeze, when I close down the browser I get a message

iexplore.exe - Application error.
instruction at "0x016d494e" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be "read". click OK to terminate program.
 

A:computer freezes when browsing

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My laptop has been randomly freezing when browsing the internet (with Chrome or Firefox) or Windows Explorer.

It's not a total freeze, as if I place the cursor within half an inch of the vertical scroll bar I'm able to scroll the page. However I can't do much else other than use keystrokes to reboot.

This started about 5-6 months ago, after the machine was 4 months old.

I've tried various suggestions such as disabling Background Intelligent Transfer Service and disabling "Use hardware acceleration when available in Firefox" but the random freezing still occurs. It can happen after 2 minutes or after an hour.

Laptop is an Lenovo i3-40005U; 4GB RAM; Intel Graphics card; running pre-installed Windows 8.1.

All drivers are up to date.

Grateful for any help.

Thanks in advance

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I am using Windows ME and Explorer 5.5 and a Dial UP Service. While browsing and scrolling through web pages my sreen will often lock. Ctrl-alt-delete produces nothing and I have to restart. This only happens on the internet. I have disabled the wheel function of my intellipoint optical mouse and this has reduced the problem but not irradicated it. Could this also be a modem problem??
 

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Hi,I have a brand new Yoga 910. After using it for 3 weeks, it starts freezing while browsing in Chrome (haven't check other browsers). The courser get stuck, the youtube video sound stops and starts rapidly, text won't appear when typing etc. I now know it is a well known issue with Lenovo Yoga. Anything I can do about it? ThanksJ. 

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Hey Guys!!!

Here's some information:
FF v 3.5.11
Add-Ons/Extensions:
Download Statusbar 0.9.7.2, Flagfox 4.0.12, Free Download Manager Plugin 1.4.2, MS.Net Framework Assistant 1.2.1, PC Sync 2 Synchronisation Extension 1.0.0.733 (for my Nokia handset), RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 14.0.1 (all enabled)
NEW Glasser by SzymekPL 2.2.0.3.7, Stylish 1.0.11 (both disabled)

Issue/Problem:

FF freezes up after every 2-3 hours of continuous browsing. I can't close or minimize the only way to close it is thorugh Task Manager & to minimize i have to click "show desktop" but if minimize then it won't come-up on the screen even though its open & running. So, have to close the current session & start a new session & FF doesn't recover my opened websites all the time, some time it does & while other time it choose not to.
Even there are no dialog box with an error saying that FF has crashed & have to send the report to FF support team. Also tried running with minimum Add-ons/extensions still same issue. If using FF for 10 hours in day it crashes/freezes up atleast 4-5 times.
So, need some help on this. Attaching a screenshot of this problem:

A:FF freezes up after 2-3 hours of browsing???

I would recommend using CCleaner.

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Ok, so my problem is that the computer literally freezes when trying to browse some pages , but most frequently at myspace.com. This happens in all the browsers I've tried-IE,Firefox,Opera. Same thing always happens. When it happens, the only way to restart is manually. I have run spyware and virus scanners but to no avail. I use Jetico Personal Firewall and am running WinXP Professional, Radeon x800GT graphics card. I don't think it's a hardware problem but I don't know where to look for it if it's a software problem. It still freezes when I disable all startup items and even when running in safe mode. This problem is really starting to bug me, so if anyone can help, thanks!

A:Computer freezes while browsing the web

only thing worth checking is all the embedded software that would be installed on the pages you are browsing.

try reinstalling some of them.... windows media, flash, etc

worth a try

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Hello,

Im emerson molina...

I am experiencing problem in my laptop... everytime i browse in facebook.com my laptop freezes....im using mozilla firefox... i reset already my firefox, i already deleted all history and cookies, i already check my disk for errors thru tuneup utilities but it was fine and good... i already defragment my disk... already clean by CCleaner both files and registry... my anti-virus is malwarebytes anti-malware premium and its already updated... no malware found in full scan...i already tried system restore in my windows...my laptop is fully optimized...but the problem is still there...

No problem in other websites... only in FACEBOOK.COM....

some details are, while i am using facebook and log in to my account, after a few minutes of browsing into my newsfeed in facebook, freezing happens....mouse pointer not moving / keyboard not working too / ctrl + alt + del not working..... it was permanently freezed.... the only thing i can do is to remove the computer from the power supply to restart it...

Other things i noticed, while it was in freeze, the light indicator for my disk are turned off and not blinking...another thing was, i noticed that the light indicator of my LAN PORT in my modem router was blinking very fast and not stopping...it seems that there was another active connection happens while in freeze...

also i noticed, there was a time that my anti virus block some Inbound connections for some IP addresses and ports....and the responsible ... Read more

A:HELP!!! my laptop freezes while in browsing in facebook.com

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Read the Link below ..
Why does my computer freeze only on facebook? | Facebook Help Community | Facebook

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I upgraded my graphics card from GT 240 1GB GDDR5 to HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 in November 2012.But I am noticing a strange issue recently but have no idea whether the card has something to do with it.

The problem occurs very rarely though it is annoying. During browsing using Mozilla Firefox, the Firefox freezes, then whole system freezes and returns to normal within seconds with a single beep sound from speakers/headphones. I have tried "turning off hardware acceleration" but still it occurs without that.
There are no issues other this.Only freezes and returns to normal within seconds.

The driver version :Catalyst 12.8
{I have tried Catalyst 12.10 and even Beta version 12.11 but the problem exists in all drivers. But catalyst 12.8 seems to be stable with games and uses very low power while playing HD videos in my own benchmark. So I am using 12.8.}

Mozilla Firefox version : 18.0
{The same issue was present in previous Firefox versions (17 series) and I haven't tried versions older than that due to security risk}

Can anyone tell what the problem might be?
Besides graphics card is stable and fur mark test run successfully with 65-70 degree C temp as highest.

A:PC freezes during browsing using Mozilla firefox

Hello easwar2641993, try turn off GPU acceleration in Firefox.

Firefox GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off

Let us know the results.

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I can browse to any website except for one, which I can't understand. As soon as I go there, the PC freezes up and I have to close my internet connection.

I have AOL and also Yahoo DSL and this site freezes up on both ISPS. This is strange. I deleted my cookies, temp internet files and prefetch files. If you need a record of HJT, I will send it. Thanks.
 

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Whenever I use a browser, or download files, Windows starts to get very slow, and mostly freezes until data transfer stops. Is there any way to stop this as it only happens on my new machine. I have a PIII 1Ghz with 3Com 56k Internal Modem.

Thanks,

Dayne
 

A:Computer Freezes while Browsing/Downloading

Which Browser is this happening with?

Have you tried browsing some html files on your hard drive to see if this happens then?
 

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Hello sevenforums. I've been experiencing a problem with browsing the internet with Google Chrome. This doesn't happen too often, but apparently enough to bother me and make a thread about it. Windows freezes for a few(3-6) seconds, and I get a beep sound from the speakers, NOT from the computer, but from the speakers after the freeze ends and I can continue browsing again. Could someone please help me?

A:Windows freezes when browsing the internet

If this problem just recently started, you could try rolling back your computer to a date/time prior to the issue using a restore point.

System Restore

This may not be a problem with Windows 7 but rather a damaged or corrupt Chrome. You could try disabling all extensions/add-ons and then re-enable one at a time. If the freeze occurs after enabling, you'll know which extension/add-on is to blame.

Manage your extensions - Google Chrome Help

You could also uninstall Chrome and reinstall a fresh copy using Control Panel > Programs and Features. If you have problems with that method you could manually uninstall.

Uninstall Google Chrome - Google Chrome Help

Manually uninstall Google Chrome in Windows - Google Chrome Help

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Hello, I regularly look on this site for issues and 9/10 someone has already found a solution to the issue I am having but this one seems to be more machine specific so I was hoping that someone out there could give me a hand.

Basically when I switch my computer on it works perfectly fine for about 10-15 minutes before freezing, I have no choice but to switch the machine off and for the rest of the day it works perfectly fine. However recently I have been getting blue screens rather frequently, particularly when browsing YouTube. It could be any random video and suddenly my browser (Firefox) freezes for 2-3 seconds before the YT video flashes green and refuses to go back to normal. Audio is still playing by the way.

A few seconds after that (if I don't close Firefox immediately most of the time) the computer completely crashes and goes to a bluescreen.

I read in other places on the forum to try using something called BlueScreenView which I did and three items came up red: dxgmms1.sys USBPORT.SYS and watchdog.sys

If you could help me with anything I would be incredibly grateful, I use this machine quite a lot and would be quite upset if I had to replace it.

I would also like to add that I'm not massively computer savvy so if you could be patient with me I would appreciate it greatly, thank you for any assistance.

Dave

A:BSOD browsing + Daily freezes

Update your video card drivers. Never get drivers from Windows Update. Get them from:

1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM computer (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).

Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the drivers.

To find out what hardware is in your computer:

1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific model machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers anyway)
3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc Advisor or System Information for Windows.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more. - Belarc Advisor
SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala - System Information for Windows

If you have installed drivers from Windows Update, you can roll them back:

How To Roll Back a Driver in Windows 7

Or if you installed the latest Nvidia drivers, uninstall them and install the older ones that worked. Nvidia keeps an archive of older drivers. I don't know if ATI does. I don't see anything offhand but someone else who has an ATI card might know.

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I've experienced random freezing while using firefox and I thought firefox was the problem since it always kept doing it while browsing in firefox. I re-installed my whole computer and now I experienced today the same with Google Chrome. I'm not sure what is going on.

I've done a memtest and no errors were found.

My computer:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Mobo: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-770T-USB3 (Socket M2)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 (2.9ghz)
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 670MHz
GPU: 768MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (Gigabyte)
HDD: 466GB SAMSUNG HD502HJ ATA Device (SATA)
PSU: 600W OCZ

Temperatures seem fine (idle):
CPU 107F
MOBO 79F
GPU 85F
HDD 76F

I'm going to try to run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and Disk Check for more information!

Recently, my nvidia driver also crashed and gave the kernel(something) error.

A:Windows 7 - Random Freezes during browsing

Hello BrainYtje and welcome to the Forums,

You said that you are going to try Chkdsk, so here is my advice on how to do it;


   Warning
Do not do this step if your hard drive is an SSD!
Please scan your hard drive with Chkdsk.
Click on the
Open an Elevated Command Prompt.
Type the following;
chkdsk C: /F
Replace C: with the letter of your hard drive.
You will get a message that your drive is in use and that Chkdsk will be run at start up.
Please exit the command prompt, close and save any open programs and restart your machine. Chkdsk will now scan at boot.
After this, please follow this tutorial and post the log between [code][/code] tags.


   Warning
Do not attempt to cancel or stop the scan, this might result in a loss in data and could render your Windows unusable!

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And here's my advice on how to correctly use the SFC /SCANNOW command;
Please use the SFC /SCANNOW command as displayed in option two of this tutorial.
Click on the .
Open an elevated command prompt.
Type "SFC /SCANNOW" without the quotations.
Let SFC do it's thing, and then prompted to, restart.

If SFC found and repaired anything, please do the following:
When restarted, open an elevated command prompt.
Type (or copy) the following, this will create a .txt file on your desktop;
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
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Hello,

I have a PC which is sharing many of its files and 1 complete harddrive to the network. I constantly browse the shares and copy over or play accross the network. Problem is, the remote computer is continually locking up when I browse the files.

This tends to happen more when I browse the share that is 1 complete harddrive. It has a capacity of 300gb, but not anywhere near full. It does also happen when browsing another harddrive that have split up into different shares by folder (ie movies, music, apps, etc), but a little less frequently than the other.

This did begin happening after I installed the harddrive, but it has also been when we have been accessing the shares more often. I dont think it is a power supply issue because i unplugged the DVD drive and I removed a smaller harddrive when I replaced this.

So I'm not sure if it's a networking problem or a system problem, but I am leaning towards networking because also the network connection has been very slow lately. Internet speeds seem to be as good as ever, but network itself running a little slow. Sometimes it can take a while and I time out just trying to log into my router.

Currently I have 4 PC's wired on the network and 1 wireless laptop. 2 of the PC's are connected via a switch. It doesnt seem to matter which computer I am on to browse the one computers files, it always seems to freeze it up eventually.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I never experienced this before, but when I try to access the following hotfix folders the PC freezes. I found this as my Avira scan kept stopping (and Windows shut down itself with a message I never saw it before) and tired to see it with Windows Explorer. I searched on the net, but couldn't find any solution yet. It looks updspapi.dll is somehow corrupted. I used the DOS command and I could use DIR command to show the files in the folders, but COPY and MOVE commands just hung. I narrowed down to five folders by scanning only selected folders/files. I used SUPERAntiSpyware, which hung at the same place. I cannot remember when was the last successful scanning by Avira, but it could be a year ago. Certainly I installed some softwares since the last scanning, but I cannot tell exactly which ones were installed since the last scan. I have another PC with XP Home SP3 and I don't have any problem accessing these. I thought this could be a virus at the beginning, but not sure now. Any help is appreciated.

Hotfix folders
C:\WINDOWS\$hf-mig$\KB899587\update
C:\WINDOWS\$hf-mig$\KB899589\update
C:\WINDOWS\$hf-mig$\KB899591\update
C:\WINDOWS\$hf-mig$\KB900725\update
C:\WINDOWS\$hf-mig$\KB901017\update

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A:PC freezes when browsing Windows hotfix folders

Hi .Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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Hi,
Running Office xp, windows xp brand new DELL(talking 512MB RAM, 1.8 GB processor).
Reported that atleast once a day when word is open and Save as is used when
using the drop down to browse to a folder to save to it freezes.
The task manager can't even be brough up and it must be rebooted.
It is not document specific either.
Ran updated antivirus.
Also had them disable antivirus since sometimes can be the culprit but freezing still occurs.
Posted to MSNG public no response and wanted to check here before resorting to private.

Any ideas on what is going on or has this been reported before.

Thank you for your time.
 

A:Word 2002 freezes during save as and browsing

I don't know if this will be related but you can take a look also.

http://www.rselby.com/Troubleshoot.html#1014

Second have you removed all programs from the start up that do not need to be running in the background. By removing them you will allow the resources to be higher and should help prevent freezing.

http://www.rselby.com/cleanupxp.htm

Try these suggestions and see if they work, if not post back and we will be glad to help you with this.
 

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Hey guys

This thing hapenned just after I installed my nvidia driver 381 and It looks like this:

When browsing (gaming) the screen for no obvious reason freezes (usually after a click, for example clicking ''world'' button in facebook, clicking links etc) abd There is no other way than hard turn off - by holding by the on/off button. Its making the computer almost unusable, and very anyoing. Anyone having same solutions?

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Hello Sevenforums,

Just a few days ago my laptop has been suffering from many different BSODs and freezes/random reboots and black screens. I have noticed that BSODs are completely recreatable if I run any program/game that requires 3d rendering. Even when browsing the internet, after an hour or less a random freeze/bsod occurs. Rarely, if sound is playing the very end of it will loop until the computer is restarted.

I`ve tried doing a lot of things to pinpoint the problem, but to no avail.

I have:
Updated most drivers. There were at least 20 outdated but some still need updating...
Ran memtest86 and had 2 passes out of 2. (4gb ram)
System restored to long before the problem originated
Completely reset to factory settings.

Now for the multitudinous bsods I have encountered, they have included these error names:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
fltmgr.sys
SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

And others, including no error name at all at the top...

I assumed because it always happens when 3d rendering(e.g. chess titans that comes with win 7 is a good example) it may be the video card/driver. But, I am not sure if that is the cause because it happens randomly as well, when the graphics card may not be in use.

I attached the dump file according to the guide.
I will be following this closely for help, thank you. If i need to add any additional info, just post.
10kk

A:Many different BSODs and freezes when 3d rendering / browsing internet

Update:
BSOD that also occurs: PAGE_FILE_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

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dell ispiron N5050 with windows 7 home edition freezes after a few minutes of internet browsing. Wifi tried disconneting and connecting again. Have to restart the laptop manually everytime.runs properly without any browsing.help !!

A:system freezes after a few minutes on internet browsing

Try clearing your browser history and cache. Can you post which browser you are using? Have you tried other browsers?

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Hi, I have a problem I cannot solve with drivers or software, I have serviced two HP's that have the same recurrent problem, basically, they randomly freeze with no response from any part of the OS (Vista business SP2 32bit) when browsing the web, and later on just randomly with the older NC6000. The first one that exhibited the problem was an old NC6000, everything works fine on it, just this random total freeze that requires a hard shut down to fix after between 20 minutes and an hour of usage.

Now it's successor, the NC6400 has the same problem, in fact I am typing this post on it now, with no problems, just that without warning, without any kind of similar actions before, it just freezes with the screen showing what I was doing at the moment in time.

All of the drivers are updated to the latest versions on both these machines, and the hardware (DVD drive, quick launch, wireless, bluetooth, ambient light sensor etc.) seems to have no problems.

Some possible solutions or remedies would be greatly appreciated,

Many thanks, Dann

A:System freezes on HP NC6400 when browsing the web at random

You can run a virus scan with Malware bytes: Malwarebytes

Try doing a system restore to a point before your problem occured.

Performance tweaks:
Speed Up the Performance of Vista

run chkdsk to see if you have any hdd problems: How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

run memtest86 to see if you have memory problems: Memtest86 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Go into safe mode and open the elevated command prompt and type in: sfc /scannow
to check for file integrity errors.

*Do all of the above in safe mode (repeatedly pressing f8 after post).

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Hello! For the past few days while browsing my mouse suddenly freezes for 2/3 seconds and the cursor gets all colorful and after a few minutes my computer just completely freezes and fails to respond to anything. After restarting I get a message about a BSOD with a BCCODE of 124. I'm suspecting it's due to the latest video drivers I installed but I'm not completely sure.

Attachment 294879

A:[BCCODE 124] Mouse freezes followed by a BSOD while browsing

Hi Sven24.

Your suspect may be absolutely right. Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
PhysX
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Let us know the results. If it BSODs again, Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. A stray crash bump does not provide enough information.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80049508f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
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Hi
 
I am experiencing some problems with my "Asus essentio desktop pc".
When I am browsing the internet using several tabs the mouse sometimes "get stuck" for about 2-3 seconds and then the mouse symbol is starting to act strange.. This is like a prelude to my computer not responding at all. Not by mouse or by keyboard, no matter what combinations I try... Then I have no choice but to turn the computer off by using the On/Off button on the chassi.
 
When I start it again, sometimes it´s working allright again, until the same procedure starts over. First the mouse acting strange, then it not responing at all..
At other times, when I start it up again it tells me I have a problem with the driver for my network adapter. But if I just pull the network adapter-plug out, then in again it works fine.
 
Do I have a virus? I have tried reinstalling windows 7 again, but it doesn´t help.
 
I would be VERY grateful for your help, because this is just killing me!
 
 
Sincerely,
Anders
 
 
 
 
 
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/18/2014, 14:40:51
       Machine name: ANDERS-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
           Language: Swedish (Regional Setting: Swedish)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
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A:Windows 7 freezes when browsing internet + sometimes does not wake from sleep

Hi flanders,
Does this issue exist within all browsers or just one specific? Have you looked to see if there are any software updates available for your system.
Try running MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/
 
Since you have not indicated doing so.
 
 
 

 

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It happens randomly. It happened more when I browsed the web with Firefox, and now it happened the 1st time on Chrome too...
Already checked the RAM with MemTest for DOS overnight (OK)
Stress tested the GPU for 5 minutes at 100C with no artifacts (OK)
Had few bad blocks on my Seagate HDD but fixed it with the Seagate tools for dos (OK !? )
Tested the CPU with Prime95 (OK)
Everything inside the case is clean of dust and all cards have been re-seated after contacts cleaning.
I also formated and re-installed windows 7 and updated all the drivers.

Here is the error details according to WhoCrashed:

This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x4ADE0C)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8004BFA038, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

I'm also uploading the required ZIP file.
Any thoughts??

A:PC freezes for ~20sec & restarts, noticed while browsing firefox

Please follow -






  
Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden


There seems to be a problem with your Windows installation. Please follow the Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions. Post the results in your next post; do not start a new thread.

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I have a users PC, 8305 IBM running windows 2000 w/sp4 all patches, office 2000 sr1. Sohpos Anti virus. When accessing a a specific share on a 2003 file server word and excel will stop responding. A partial display of the first 8+ folders will appear with a partial listing and then freezes, waited 20 minutes to see if any laytent response, no such luck.
If you UNC to the folders outside of Word or Excel you can explore to them with no problem. The following have been tried with no success: Mapping a drive, reinstalling Office, then word, Reappling sp4. I've verified the group and individual access rights. There are only 355 files in the directory, 30 folders. Any assistance would we greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello, I have no idea what any of this means, someone please help 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Lain (administrator) on 20-08-2016 at 02:22:48
Running from "C:\Users\Lain\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro  (X64)
Model: To be filled by O.E.M. Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
Error: (08/19/2016 11:33:10 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:32:32 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:31:05 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:28:41 PM) (Sou... Read more

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Hp Envy 13 i7 kaby lake freezes/interupts a bit while browsing and then freezez permanently. The only option then is restart by pressing the power button for long. This is a new laptop only one month old. This problem has happened multiple times in the past few days, i have updated every driver. Waiting for your help. Kind regards, Saad

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A friend of mine gifted me with a plethora of new hardware, to the point where I had to buy a new mobo. Did a fresh install of Win10 in the hopes to not run into driver issues and it was solid for about a week. Recently, however crashes have been happening with some regularity, every other day or so, especially when streaming. This is the first time it's actually given a blue screen. Showed the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message. Started googling, and found you guys. Any help will be greatly appreciated.DESKTOP-SK34OTK-Wed_02_03_2016_175239_93.zip

A:BSOD/hard freezes during streaming videos, gaming, web browsing, etc.

Please update the Intel network drivers
Driver Reference Table - e1i63x64.sys

Code:
ffffd000`2ff8d848 fffff801`20135aceUnable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\e1i63x64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for e1i63x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for e1i63x64.sys
e1i63x64+0x15ace

0: kd> lmvm e1i63x64
start end module name
fffff801`20120000 fffff801`20199000 e1i63x64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: e1i63x64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\e1i63x64.sys
Image name: e1i63x64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 26 21:24:57 2015 (55146B19)
CheckSum: 00081A0A
ImageSize: 00079000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Hello,
Yesterday I upgraded from IE 9 to IE 10 on Win7 32-bit.  Today I noticed if I am in the GUI of any of our Sonicwall Firewalls, and I mouse over an item and a popup comes up, IE freezes.  In about 15 seconds at the bottom of the page I get the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
is not responding - Recover webpage.  I select Recover and I get back to the page.  I can navigate fine until my mouse goes over a comment ballon or statics ballon.  Then it freezes.
This is really annoying.  Never had this problem with IE 9.  I am hoping it is a setting I can adjust in IE 10.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

DDaleS

A:In IE 10 - Browsing my Sonicwall, ballon popups freezes the browser - have to recover page

The solution is don't use IE 10.  Firefox works great.
DDaleS

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I have had serious problems yesterday with certrain programs not always opening (firefox) some programs freezing and closing or not responding (itunes) and internet browsing going very slow. Thought this could be related to some stuff that got on my computer, so I was hoping to get this log looked at. Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:55:43 PM, on 9/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Clean Access Agent\CCAAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Hello all. I'm new to this forum. Before I start, here is my system spec.

Intel 97-6770K 4.0GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Asus Z170-A ATX
2x Kingston Fury 8GB RAM
250GB SSD Crucial BX100 (Windows 10 installed here, not activated)
Segate Barracude 2TB HD (Games installed here)
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4G Twin Froz
XFX XTR 650W 80+ Fully Modular ATX power supply
TP-Link wireless card
Fractal Design R5 case
BenQ 1440p monitor
LG 1080p Monitor

The problem is my pc will freeze up during a game so that the image will remain there, the sound will stop and the mouse pointer will not move. Even ctrl+alt+del does not do anything, a hard reset is required. This can happen during any of my games. Games I've tried are

City Skyline
FireWatch
Deponia
Team Fortress.
Portal
Half-Life 2

The system can freeze after as long as a couple of hours of gameplay or like five minutes in. It depends on the intensity of the game I guess. City Skylines seems to be the game that causes my system to freeze the most.

At first I though it was the Graphics card so I replaced that but the problem is still there.

I've updates all the drivers but, again, it's still there.

I've look through other peoples questions but I haven't been able to find a solution.

I will say, this is the first time I've build my machine and, yes, I am a noob. I'm not sure what I should be looking for but any help will be amazing.

Thanks in advance,

PM

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I like playing C&C Generals/ZH but on some big maps the game will freeze, sometimes unfreeze and carry on, other times I have to hit the 'reset' button to restart the puter.
I have a feeling it is the memory................this is because I have 2 x 512MB Corsair pc3200XL Pro (dual channel) and 1 x 512MB in the 1st slot, and the banks of led lights stay completely lit................not flickering with activity as normal.
Does this mean the memory is swamped with trying to keep up with the game ?
Would dropping the resolution down from 1280 x 960 (highest setting) and the highest details make much of a difference ?
Or, could it be due to something else ?
Gratefull for any thoughts...............
 

A:PC freezes on games.

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Hellow!

I bought a new pc and it runs perfectly, except that it freezes in some games. I have an a64 3400+ (s754), 2*1 gb corsair valueselect, sapphire x1800xtpe, asus k8n4-e mb, 40gb maxtor and 160gb samsung hdd, 500w coolink psu.
Call of duty 2 freezes after about 30 minutes, Far cry and Oblivion freezes mostly indoors and after 5 minutes. Call of Chtulhu also froze once, but just after 3 hours. Quake 4, TR: Legend and NFSMW are going fine.
I tried nearly everything: installed latest direct x, latest videocard and motherboard driver, I disabled the soundcard, usb, and networking controller, underclocked cpu, vga, memory and turned the fans to the max (temperatures are normal), ran memtest86, bought new psu (I had a 400w chieftec before), tried another memory-stick.
I don't know if it's the same problem, but if I overclock my cpu, 3dmark tests are quitting with errormassages or the pc just restarts, and games are freezing faster (even if I add more voltage to the cpu). Another weird thing, that if I turn off v-sync in games or run cpu-test in 3d-mark, I hear some noises from the cpu (electric scretches), which happen exactly the same times as a new picture is drawn on the screen. Oh, and if I don't have ffdshow installed on my system, some videos (mostly mpegs) guess what will they do? Freeze the system.
Huhh, so if anybody has a possible solution, please help! Thanks.
 

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i'm having problems during games, everytime i try to play them my pc just freezes and i have to reset. sometimes it takes 5 minutes, sometimes an hour. i already tested my videocard, tried my memory in every slot available and tested is with memtest, the temperatures are ok, i checked the cooling of my cpu, even put new thermal paste on it, tried another hard disk, but it doesn't help. i was trying to find a solution on this forum when i saw someone who had the same problem and changed the power supply, which fixed it. now i'm wondering how i can check if my power supply is the problem, or maybe something else i didn' think of.
does anyone have any idea?!??!?
i have an asus a7v333 motherboard, with 512MB RAM, AMD Athlon 1666Mhz, and an ATI Radeon 9550V videocard.

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