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System keeps freezing at normal boot after 3-5 minutes

Q: System keeps freezing at normal boot after 3-5 minutes

Im new here so im sorry if this isn?t the correct place to post this.

So lately this is what?s been happening, everytime i boot in normal mode i wait for the progams and things to load up but everything seems so slow and after some minutes after i click on something to do anything the pc simply freezes, no Blue screen of death. It just freezes and i can?t control the cursor anymore,

I?ve tried waiting for like 30 minutes but it just stays there forever, only solution is to switch off the laptop on the button.

Im writing this in safe mode with networking and that?s how i have been able to use my laptop lately(in safe mode) because like i said before, it just won?t work right on normal mode.

I runned sfc/scannow and it said that no violations were detected, but for some reason i can?t open the CBS.log file to show to you, i typed findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt in the cmd but it won?t open the file, im not sure if im doing it the right way.

I would like you too tell me what information you need because im new here and im not sure, i have my system specs info in my profile if you need.

Thank?s in advance.

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A: System keeps freezing at normal boot after 3-5 minutes

When did you last:

Do a thorough anti-virus scan?

Anti-malware scan?

Look at processes in Task Manager?

Look at Resource Monitor within Task Manager?

Look at the startup tab in msconfig?

Look at non-Microsoft services in the services tab of msconfig?

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So, I've had some issues with this laptop since I've bought it last year, but lately it's been hell to deal with. I've gotten to urge to just throw the thing on the floor due to frustrating problems. However, I cannot exactly afford to go buying a new laptop, so I wanted to ask for help here.
As of late, my laptop has had issues booting up(as my topic title states) and often times takes over 20 minutes to boot up in normal mode. In safe mode, everything seems to be fine and boots up quickly.
I've also had some issues with freezing and random shut downs even when the laptop isn't really being intensively used and not overheating. I also have some issues trying to scan for malware and the like. I've tried to use Malwarebytes and it tends to stop and freeze the whole computer at a certain file. I wrote down as much as i could of it and narrowed it down to this file named Microsoft.Windows.Diagnosis.SDEngine.dll. I am not sure if this is a malware file disguised as an important windows file, but in any case I figured it might be good to note that this is where the Malwarebytes scans would freeze or stop around. When it would freeze, I could still move the mouse around(so i guess it's not completely frozen, maybe just the Malwarebytes window), but any attempt at clicking something else would lead to naught and despair. In any case, Malwarebytes didn't work out. I've tried to do other scans, like with ESET online scanner, the microsoft security essentials, AVG, etc. and I've... Read more

A:System takes over 20 minutes to boot up in normal mode

Good evening.
Did the PC come with a recovery disk or were you prompted to make one when you first booted the machine up?

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Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody could assist me with this problem on my PC, I've been trying to fix it now for nearly two months and I have no specific idea of what's causing it.

It started two months ago, and the basic description of it would be that mid task (internet browsing, opening one of my audio applications etc) it just seems to freeze up. The mouse cursor can still be moved, but the window I am currently using turns white. I can click other windows but then they will freeze too. Whilst this is happening, my HDD light on my system is constantly illuminated. I've managed to view Resource Manager whilst it happens and it looks like my HDD Activity goes through the roof at this point. Anywhere from five seconds to five minutes later, everything returns to normal, and anything I've started during the 'freeze' will open up. I've noticed I can also hear my hard drive start working a second or two before it comes back to life.

I've defragged, ran CHKDSK on my drives, ran Seagate diagnostic tools, and no errors have come up. I've ran various Malware and Virus programs, and the system is clean.

I thought it may be down to RAM (I have 4GB, 2 x 800Mhz DDR2 and 2 x 1066Mhz DDR2) as I have mixed speeds (although both clock in at 800Mhz), so took out the 1066 sticks. This didn't change anything. I played with the BIOS settings for the RAM, changing the voltage to factory specified and the latencies, but no result. I've ran Memtest and received no errors or problems.
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A:Windows 7 freezing up for minutes at a time, and then resuming as normal

start task manager what are your physical memory % and cpu usage %

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I know three different Vista x64 systems with the same issue, all starting within a week or two of each other. . . different boards, different ages, different hardware, but common is Vista x64. . . i built two of them, and a friend built his own. . .

software all tests out fine, memory tests out fine, and anti virus, spy ware does not detect anything. . .

does anyone know of a hot fix or update that is buggy to Vista x64?

when the freeze up happens, everything stops, even the hard drives stop reading, though still spin. the event view does not give an consistent events preceding each freeze up. . . and usually a restart solves the issue, but not every time. .


A:Freezing usually within 5 minutes of boot up

This procedure frequently helps to determine whether the cause of a complete lockup is software or hardware:

Lockup with sound loop, NO BSOD/Error report

The fact that 3 systems around you are (suddenly?) locking up makes a software cause slightly more likely - you're installing something on all 3 systems and there's a kernel-mode driver which is misbehaving. However, there's absolutely no guarantee at this stage that it's the same problem on all 3 systems.

If this was a general Vista bug, I'd for one be very upset, seeing as how I'm typing this on an x64 Vista installation.

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I have had it. . . Vista keeps freezing about 5 minutes after boot up. . .

Software up to date, drivers up to date, BIOS, up to date,
memory tested, no errors, switched out 4GIGs RAM, no change, Event viewer , no errors. . .
Shut off Avast, still freezes chkdsk /r no change, ccleaner, no change, deframentation, no change. . .

it used to be after the first reboot, the machine ran fine, until yesterday, when after any and every reboot, 5 minutes, system freezes, nothing works, disk activity can not be heard.

other drive XP, no problems running, no freezeups, am using it now. . .

so what's the deal, any suggestions?



A:Vista x64 keeps freezing 5 minutes after boot


lets try this first

Run a system file check start, search, type cmd, type sfc /scannow . theis verifies and repairs system files

let me know the results


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My system starts up normally, and runs for 10 minutes, then freezes up. I have to use the power button to shut it down and then start up again. This happens every time. It started only after installing the Windows updates from Thursday, Oct 13. I have a restore point from before those installations, but would like to try and solve the problem first.

I removed AVG Antivirus 2011 in an attempt at a solution. I have also run some spyware quickscans, and found nothing yet.

I can run the system in Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Networking, with no problems.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Here is the system information (Tech Support Guy, HiJackThis, and DxDiag info)...

Tech Support Guy info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228128 MB, Free - 79076 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6085 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007, ˙˙˙, ..CN7360476G023I.
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Disabled

HiJackThis info (when running in Safe Mode)
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:13:24 AM, on 2011-10-15
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
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A:Solved: System freezing 10 minutes after startup

You still have traces of AVG in your HijackThis log. You needed to run the AVG Remover for a proper uninstallation. AVG doesn't behave well with Windows Defender. You can also disable Windows Defender. It's useless anyway.

If still no luck, try a Clean Boot procedure. Run it for both Services and Startup items.

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I have been spending the last 12 hours reviewing threads in this forum for solution to my issue with no luck. Start-up Repair has been run-all routines successful. System restore cannot locate any restore points, I have been unable to open explorer to download malwarebytes. sfc scannow completed verification phase but I am not sure if there are other phases beyond that that need to be done as well. I was able to run chkdsk and hardware diagnostics - no issues found.

Hardware related is my battery. I has lost it ability to charge. Could this be the source of my problem?

BTW when I start in mode the Windows Help and Support Window pops up for no reason but then freezes...weird. When I close it I get very limited functionality (windows explorer will open) and everything moves at a glacial pace.

A:System freezing during start-up in both normal and safe modes

Hello welcome to SevenForums,

Please can you follow this this, i know its not related to your problem however i need to see the event log

So follow the instructions below

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If you need to add new information like the dump files, please make a new post in your initial BSOD thread. Please do not make an extra new thread.

If your computer is not creating DMP Files please follow this link: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

I look Forward to Helping you.

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so, i turn off my computer last night. wake up, and it wont boot up.

this is the first time in months that i've had it off for a whole night.

so i try to boot up, it gets stuck at the loading screen. restart, same thing. since my processor is overclocked, i downclocked it to see if that could be doing it. still nothing.

try safe mode, boots fine.

so i try a system restore, still nothing when i try to boot up normally.

i was thinking about doing a repair with the install cd. but i think i've lost my cd key. its not with my disk, and im not sure where it could be.

is there anything i could do/check?


A:Freezing on normal boot, but fine in safe mode.

Download and use this, then you can do a repair.


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This is my second time posting on these forums. I had great help last time for my problem and really appreciated it. Now i'm back with another malware, i tried to fix it myself with no avail.

My current problem has to do with "System Security." I think i got it while browsing a web site from a pop-up, i thought i had avoided it, but then System Security kept popping up, scanning my computer and saying i was infected with "Lsas.Blaster.Keyloger." My desktop background was also changed to a black and red wallpaper saying something about my computer being infected and that i need to fix it.

I tried fixing the problem by scanning with ad-aware and registry booster, i used both in safety mode because every time i start the computer in normal mode it either freezes or restarts moments after it starts loading up the desktop. In safety mode i also deleted:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\13998594.exe



as well as the system security folder(s)

I checked:
but i didnt find it in there nor any other weird sequences of numbers.

So now, I am stuck with no idea what to do next because:
1) I can't start my computer in normal mode.
2) I can't run Malware bytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, and ComboFix in Safety Mode.

As of now, my computer is still freezing up or restarting as soon as it starts up in nor... Read more

A:System Security Malware + Computer freezing on start-up in normal mode

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Prior to the update my computer never froze, suddenly one day after the update it happens non-stop.
I Google and found out a lot of people are affected.

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I am running using Dell Inspiron with windows vista. A couple days ago, I got on the computer and then it froze, at fist the program I was using froze, and then I got a circle next to the arrow, but could still move the arrow, then the arrow stops moving. CTL ALT DEL does not work, so i must do a hard reboot, try to boot in safe mode and all the files come up but then it goes no where and the computer either restarts or I reboot it.

I have run all types of tests and nothing comes up. Today I got the blue screen of death twice, but after reboot, it goes away. I do not have a Boot Disk and have tried all the tests in the F8 command. Currently I am running an expanded memory test, but figured I would get this out there before I go insane.

Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated.

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Please help me with this issue with my computer. I got home from school today and tried to use my dell desktop, and it seems to work fine for about 60 seconds and then it just freezes, like caps lock light wont toggle and requires a hard shutdown kind of freeze. It appears to work fine in safe mode. I tried to fix it myself by disabling all the non-Microsoft drivers, but it still freezes in normal mode. The only part in the system that isn't stock is a nvidia graphics card, but it has worked fine for a few months, plus I disabled the nvidia driver in msconfig along with everything else non-Microsoft to no avail. This seems to have come out of nowhere, because it worked fine this morning. I left it on during the day though. Please help me, I've done all I know how to do.

Edit: Forgot to mention one last thing. The Norton 360 subscription ran out today, so I tried to uninstall it, but the computer would always freeze before I could run something for that long. Safe mode doesn't allow uninstalling either.

A:Computer freezing a few minutes after boot. Works fine in safe mode + networking


Try clean booting the PC and see if we maybe narrow down what is causing the freezing.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Once we have the freezing issue resolved you can then uninstall Norton using there uninstaller. Norton Uninstaller

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Hey all,

I am having a problem with my sister's machine, in that it hangs on the Pentium 4 logo for 10+ minutes, before finally booting up and working fine. Sometimes, it goes past the logo quickly, but then starts to boot up with the message 'disk boot failure, please insert system disk...', and I have to restart it otherwise it just stays on this message.

As far as I know this started after I transferred a load of files onto her machine when I was reformatting mine, then I restarted the get the network back after installing Windows again on my machine, then it started with the hanging on startup. I deleted these files but it hasn't changed anything.

Does anyone have any advice? I have run the disk check tool that checks the disk during startup, and everything in the system itself looks good, no loose wires etc.

A:System takes 10+ minutes to boot up

10 minutes is a very long time, obviously, and is a sign that you have significant problems with perhaps more in the offing.
What you report is indicative of need for a reformat and reinstal...
I would save all data, and fix it now. Corrupted files may have occurred when you added all those files and folders.
Before I did the reformat, I would download and run the hard drive manufacturer's drive testing software... just to rule out a problem there... then run the free memory test Memtest86 from www.memtest.org.

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Hello Windows Seven Forums,

I have read plenty of forums trying to solve my current issue and it appears this community is the most knowledgeable and friendly. Therefore, I figured a post might actually be worth it before I give up on this.

Quick Story:
I was connecting remotely to my desktop at home as I normally would and suddenly I noticed the connection seemed slow, eventually it got stuck and disconnected (randomly). When I got home I noticed my desktop was on but stuck on a black screen with a blinking underscore. I restarted my machine and have not been able to boot into my Windows 7 ever since.

This is relating to a WD Black Drive - 1TB and Win7 64-bit installed on it.

What I have done:
- I began by reseating the RAM and all the power/data connections.

- I eventually got a "BOOTMGR is Missing" display so I googled on how to fix this

- I've used the Win7 install DVD to try and repair but the OS will not pick up (so I googled how to fix that)

- I created a system repair disc and tried to see if it would work like that, still would not pick up the Win7 OS but I was able to reach the System Recover Options. I tried to run Bootrec.exe tool and the steps suggested on this post Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot . I was unsuccessful due to files not being found.

- I removed the HDD and connected it to laptop to see if I can access data and to check disk management but I was not able to see the drive (never loaded) so I re... Read more

A:How do I get my system partition to normal and get Win7 to boot again?

I am confused. You apparently have a running system on the SSD (disk1). On disk2 you have neither a bootmgr nor an OS. This disk looks like the remains of an old installation.

Is the problem to get at data that is on E ?? That should be easy.

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The problem started with IE9 crashes. System refused to safeboot using F8 (a final attempt to solve IE9 crashes). Set MSConfig to safeboot which failed and now in Boot Loop. Explored F8 listings, but none worked. Used System Restore to restore to previous day; system said Restored, but still in Boot Loop. Used backup image from 2 weeks previous to restore the C:\ partition; still in Boot Loop. Using Repair CD, went to command line and used bcdedit /enum osloader /v which yielded 2 listings of Windows Boot Loader, the first of which listed Safeboot set to Minimal. Ran another bcdedit command which was so corrupted itself that Windows took over and made a correction that allowed me to get out of Boot Loop. Why did System Restore not set boot back to Selective startup as it was at that restore point? Why did a C:\ partition image backup restoration not set boot back to Selective startup as it was at the date of backup? Currently I have to choose (1) Ram disk option (debugger enabled) or (2) Windows 7 (recovered), choosing No. 2 to boot into Win 7. Attached is a file named Boot.txt which now contains 3 listings of Windows Boot Loader. Also attached is another TXT file showing MSConfig listings. Can anyone give me directions to reset this machine back to where it should be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Had Boot Loop-Need Answers to Why's, help to get system to normal

Hi did you try this Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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After trying to start in Safe mode, (I don't remember the reason) the loading of safe mode stops at windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys the same happens with the selection of safe mode with internet connection.
With the other options like repair computer etc. There is no action except the load bar of Microsoft.
Each time I have to hard shut down and then start the PC.
I can do the normal shut-down sequence once the PC is back on.
Then after shut down, when I start the PC back on, it takes again 23 minutes to load.
Most of this time the monitor stays black with only the Microsoft loading bar showing.
Once the Window logo shows, it takes another 4 minutes before the desktop start up.
However, once the system is up and running, everything works normal.
A thorough check for possible malware was done, but none was found. I also did a HDD test with SeaTools, see below.
--------------- SeaTools for Windows v1.2.0.8 ---------------
16/11/2013 10:38:56 PM
Model: ST3360320AS
Serial Number: --------
Firmware Revision: 3.CH
Fix All Long - FAIL 16/11/2013 10:38:56 PM
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: 6C9AC2A4
Fix All Long - FAIL 17/11/2013 3:46:34 PM
Sense Key: 0x05 Sense Code: 0x20 Sense Qual: 0x00 FRU: 0x00
SeaTools Test Code: 6C9AC2A4
Short Generic - Started 17/11/2013 4:24:42 PM
Short Generic - Pass 17/11/2013 4:26:17 PM
Long Generic - Started 17/11/2013 4:27:13 PM
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A:23 minutes for boot time after a system restore.

From the description given it could be the hard drive. Download the free Crystal Disc and give us a screen shot of the results

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This is my log. Any help would be much appreciated

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:27:37 PM, on 6/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1141775759\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1141775759\ee\services\sscAntiSpywarePlugin\ver1_10_3_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPfTray.exe
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A:System bogged down, Taking 5 minutes to boot-up

Welcome to TSF.

It could be an infection. Or it could be that your system just needs a tidy up.. Lets tackle both.

Download and install CleanUp!. Do NOT run it yet.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the “Temporary Files” and uncheck the box for “Scan drives for file matching” if it’s checked.

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!

Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provi... Read more

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic422240.html ~ OBI have attached 3 documents to this post. Thank your for helping me with this. DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMALInternet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by Owner at 5:41:16 on 2011-10-12Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1790.1420 [GMT -5:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.svchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE.============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uSearch Bar = PreserveuStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vb32&d=0609&m=lt31mStart Page = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vb32&d=0609&m=lt31mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=2&o=vb32&d=0609&m=lt31BHO: MRI_DISABLED - No FileBHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No FileBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dllBHO: AVG Safe Searc... Read more

A:I don't see an infection, but the system takes 5-6 minutes to boot up

I see that "this message has been edited by Orangeblossom" but I don't see any replies to it. Is there something wrong with my post? Did I post my results incorrectly?

The laptop is REMARKABLY slow; it takes 45 seconds to launch a web browser, WELL over 5 minutes to boot up and generally moves like syrup in December. I have run Superantispyware, Malwarebytes, Ccleaner, sfc scannow, AVG scan, and all of the pre-requisite scans to come here, per "boopme".

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Please help. I originally posted this over in the Windows 7 forum, but someone over there suggested I posted my problem here. I included the Hijack This and DDS logs below.

I have a home built PC running Windows 7. I was also running Avast antivirus with Internet Security which may be related to my problem. More on that later.

Yesterday morning I was doing some routine web surfing before going to work - normal stuff, nothing out of the ordinary, no crazy websites, etc. I shut down my PC and left.

Got home last night, booted the PC and immediately began getting pop ups for Win 7 Internet Security 2012. This kept blocking me from accessing the internet, but not before I was able to open one page and do some quick research to realize this was a virus application.

I did a scan with Avast. It found one infected file, which I instructed it to fix/remove. I didn't get the name of the file that was bad. Then Avast recommended that I reboot and perform a further scan, which appeared to be done in a DOS-like mode. It was just a black screen with white text running its scan. Took quite awhile. After the scan completed, I re-booted and everything seemed fine and Win 7 Internet Security 2012 appeared to be removed as there were no more popups. I then downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-malware and ran a scan, which came back clean.

I then did a system restore to a few days back. This is where things got dicey. When I was prompted to re-boot after the system restore, Windows 7 would ... Read more

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I've just ran a full system restore on my niece's Dell Inspiron N5030 which runs Windows 7. After the restore the laptop restarted and went into the setup screen... then it tells me it's unable to continue the setup whilst in safe mode and asks me to restart...thus the loop continues.

Any idea how to start in normal mode and continue the setup?

I've tried going to the black boot screen which has a variety of options including "Start Windows Normally" but none of these worked.

A:Can't boot Windows 7 in normal mode after system restore.

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Hello all - first post here and I could use some help. Here are the string of events which have led me here. Sorry if this is long, but I'm trying to be as detailed as possible in the hopes that someone will be able to help.

First, I have a home built PC with a newly purchased version of Windows 7 that I've been running without incident since around September. I had also purchased and am/was running Avast antivirus with Internet Security. More on that later.

Ok, so yesterday morning I was doing some routine web surfing before going to work - normal stuff, nothing out of the ordinary, no crazy websites, etc. I shut down my PC and left.

Got home last night, booted the PC and then immediately began getting all these pop ups for Win 7 Internet Security 2012. This kept blocking me from accessing the internet, but not before I was able to a quick search to find out this was a virus/malware application.

So I scanned my PC with Avast. It finds one infected file, which I instructed it to fix/remove. Then Avast recommended that I perform a further scan, which appeared to be done in a DOS-like mode. It was just a black screen with white text running its scan. Took quite awhile. After the scan completed, I re-booted and everything seemed fine and Win 7 Internet Security 2012 appeared to be removed as there were no more pop ups. I ended up downloading Malwarebytes Anti-malware and ran a scan, which came back clean.

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A:Windows 7 won't boot in normal mode after System Restore

Welcome aboard Restart computer in Safe Mode with Networking....Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-M... Read more

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The system boots fine in safe mode, but not normal mode. I can't install antivirus in safe mode nor can I do windows updates. I think it might be affected by a virus.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by owner at 13:16:53 on 2013-01-25
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4086.2890 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
AV: Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware *Enabled/Updated* {3A033352-45FD-579C-DF47-2D2DA7A56A3D}
SP: Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware *Enabled/Updated* {8162D2B6-63C7-5812-E5F7-165FDC222080}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Can't install antivirus and system will not boot in normal mode

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be addressing you by your username, if you'd like me to address you by something else, please let me know!I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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I'm moving overseas, and I'm prepping a Netbook computer to take with me as I don't get my desktop computer over there for a few months.
I have an extrernal drive enclosure that my current Desktop system drive will fit into nicely, and it has 1.15TB of free space.
My idea is to
Shut down my desktop
Move its boot drive into the enclosure
Use it as an external storage device for my netbook until my desktop arrives.

Both systems are running Windows 7 Ultimate.

I'm just concerned that when Win7 sees that the external drive is a system disk, it will force me to change disk types in such a way that it won't work as a boot disk when I put it back into my desktop computer.

I don't think I'll have any problems using it for storage on my Netbook. The reason for this is 2 months is a long time, and I don't have a lot of funds available before I go. In fact, I think I've already overspent. ooops.

your thoughts?

A:Make Boot System drive Portable and then back to Normal

What i Suggest is that you Partition the drive so you use the Extra space as Space and not corrupt the desktops Boot drive.

To partition the drive goto "My Computer" Right click and manage, find drive Drive Management Select your Drive and Shrink. It will give you a amount of space that your able too use.

Good Luck


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We have a scan scheduled for 7 every morning and it takes over 2 hours to run, slowing down the computer - is this normal or do we have a lot of junk on our system? How do we tell?

Here's the Hijack This logfile - Thanks very much!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:27:08 AM, on 10/3/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP My Display\dthtml.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Play.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
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A:AVG scan of 2 hrs 11 minutes normal??

In another post I found that you tracked Weatherbug as a faulty application which was the cause of the Tacoda and Yield Manager cookies.

Here's my Hijack This log - I don't have Weatherbug but both Tacoda and YieldManager showed up in my AVG scan. Thanks for any advice you may have on getting rid of these cookies - (and if you could explain what are the problems associated with them anyway?)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:27:08 AM, on 10/3/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP My Display\dthtml.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Play.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
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When I first turn on my computer and log onto the Internet, the font size of my mail (or site I type in) is HUGE. The font is so large it takes approximately 5 words to cover the screen. I wait 6 minutes then across the screen is the message "One moment please". I then HEAR a tiny "phew" sound, then the screen readjusts to normal. NO one has answered this question including the technical computer business we use, my technical support "guy" at my school and numerous technical savy indivisuals. I said to myself, if the Tech Guy can solve this I'm sending a donation$$$ Thank you.

A:Large fonts to normal in 6 minutes

ckvan said:

When I first turn on my computer and log onto the Internet, the font size of my mail (or site I type in) is HUGE. The font is so large it takes approximately 5 words to cover the screen. I wait 6 minutes then across the screen is the message "One moment please". I then HEAR a tiny "phew" sound, then the screen readjusts to normal. NO one has answered this question including the technical computer business we use, my technical support "guy" at my school and numerous technical savy indivisuals. I said to myself, if the Tech Guy can solve this I'm sending a donation$$$ Thank you. Click to expand...
I would look at the source code of that webpage. Could be someone horseing around with the user.

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Hi. My emachines WinXP desktop is acting up, extremely slow (approx 5 mins to execute a command) Celeron 330 chip, 120gb HD with about 80gb free space, 256mb RAM (I know, buy more....). I've installed AdAware, AVG Anti-Spyware, unable to install Spybot S&D (gives an "administrator policies prevent this installation" warning, even though I'm installing while logged on as Admin), all that can be run have been run in Safe Mode and reveal moderate tracking cookies (around 100 per scan). At one time Norton AV used to find a w32 trojan regularly, but no other AV program ever did (including McAfee Stinger, if it's supposed to) and I have no idea whether it's still lurking about. The following HJT log was created in normal boot mode (I usually have about 5 mins before the system slows to a crawl).*************************Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:12:56 AM, on 7/22/2007Platform: 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:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.e... Read more

A:Winxp Very Slow At Normal Boot But Normal In Safe Mode

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum shootr2 My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.It appears you've no virus protection installed.Download\install one of the following freeware options from the choice below.Once installed update its definitions and then run a full system virus scan.AVG7 Free Edition Antivirus:http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup...ree_446a965.exeAvast! 4 Home Edition: http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exeAvira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic http://www.free-av.com/----------------------------------------------Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Also post a fresh Hijackthis log.

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ever since I got the laptop it takes almost 2 minutes to boot to the desktop. It then continues to show hard drive read activity without blinking for 6+ minutes. What tests can I run to find out the cause?

this happened since the first boot times and even after factory resets.

- video of booting after factory reset

A:2 minutes to boot to desktop and minutes more fot hard drive activity

Try running a memory test.

Diagnosing memory problems on your computer

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So here's my dilemma and I know I've never heard of this happening before. I have 2 internal drives in my tower, those being C: (main drive, obviously) and F:. F: was being a bit skittish so I decided to run chkdsk which fixed a few minor errors then moved on to booting into windows. Once it got into Windows, it loaded up the few startup items I have like Kaspersky Anti Virus, Steam, default manager and USB 3.0 monitor. No more than 4 items. Everything seemed fine and apparently booted up correctly. When I attempted to open a program, it didn't open for quite a bit of time and I couldn't open anything for a few minutes. Once the program finally opened, the PC started acting normally. I've run a full scan with KAV 2013 and did sfc /scannow to check integrity of the files and even did a chkdsk on C: which showed zero errors. No program I used to check the drive showed anything out of the ordinary.

This just seems like the oddest thing to me. I've heard of PC's slowing down after operating normal (in fact, I had this problem last week when I would close out of Steam which has recently been updated). My Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 is up to date and my Nvidia GeForce GT450 videocard is also up to date.

It's not the most horrible of situations, having to wait 5 or so minutes to start using my PC after Windows boots up but this is more a matter of curiosity. If someone has any ideas how to alleviate this problem, I'd be most gratified.

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A:PC boots up fine, slows down, becomes normal after a few minutes

Hello Anthony and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd do a clean startup (AKA clean boot) because it sure sounds like something might be causing a conflict at startup (like perhaps an anti-virus scan, defrag, etc.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

And you could open Task Manager > Resource Monitor to see if there's something hogging your CPU.

Resource Monitor

And one of the Forum experts has this troubleshooting guide with more suggestion.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I didnt notice this before. Why does it run so often and how can I adjust it.

A:Is it normal for the fans in laptops to run every couple minutes?

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I've just upgraded my mobo/CPU/ram, and performed a clean install, but my GTX260 is causing me problems. It freezes the system either just before Windows login on the 'Windows Starting' screen, or a few seconds after I reach the desktop. The only way I can boot in to Windows is booting in safe mode, uninstalling the NVIDIA drivers and using the Windows Standard VGA driver, or by removing the GTX260 and using the on board graphics.

The card worked fine on my old system with the same PSU (Corsair HX520), so I don't think power is a problem. I've also tried my flatmates graphics card (same model) and it's the same problem so I don't think there is a problem with the card. Just a driver/compatibility issue.

New components:
Mobo: ASUS P8H67-M (B3 revision)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge)

Windows 7 x64 SP1
All drivers/mobo/bios up to date.

No hardware conflicts or issues apparent under Device Manager.

Any ideas/help much appreciated.

A:GTX260 freezing system on boot

Run a burn in test like Furmark or something similar for an hour or 2. It might be the GPU itself or it might be heat.

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Problems started tonight, for no apparent reason...Computer was on and operating like normal, then all of a sudden my sound stopped working... I have my Xbox set up through my computer monitor and my computer, to go through my computer's surround sound. Well, every sound that should come from the computer was not there... No music, video, or any of the sounds from various IM programs, yet the sound from my Xbox came through just fine (bleep bloop with the sound all the way up is startling, to say the least).

I tried restarting... The computer will go through POST, and just at the end of it, where it says "Verifying DMI pool data..........." and then the next line says "Boot from CD:", as it normally does (says that whether there is a disc in the drive or not) just before it boots Windows... Well, the cursor shows up below that, blinks a few times, and then stops... Nothing- doesn't boot, cursor doesn't blink, nothing... There are no codes from the LED screen on the board.

Computer specs are in the profile...

Thanks in advance.

A:System freezing just after POST- before boot.

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Hello, I am posting this from Safemode with Networking. I got to Safemode by quickly going to msconfig and changing the startup, as Safemode would not startup if I pressed F8, it would freeze at one of the lines. I am new here and could really use some help. Thanks!

A:Computer freezes in normal mode after 2 minutes from startup.

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Hi all,
After I started having problems, I posted something on the 'am i infected board'.  I ran through some tests, etc. with them and am still having issues.  They said you may be able to help.
Refer to original posts here for prior logs, etc.
I'll run the other tool recommended on that link tonight,  but would like to know what other tests I need to run as well.

A:Windows freezes 5 minutes after starting in normal mode

Just follow these instructions.  These are not tests of any sort, just data summaries that give us more current info about your system...they save a lot of time and questions.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Basically the problem is,when im on my laptop and im on the internet,the connection goes from normal to Limited (yellow triangle caution sign by connection),non of the pages will load after that,i use diagnostics repair to fix the problem which works about 40% of the time,but is only temporary again.give it 5 minutes after the fix it happens again,diagnostics say the problem is with the wireless adapter card which is built into the laptop itself.i do and dont think this may be the cause since everything house loads perfectly fine but can have the occasional drop out aswell,on average i'd say it drops out about 10 times a day and i find it kind of frustrating.My Laptop is a Acer Aspire v3-531.My internet is with Virgin Media and i get around 60 MBps with them but the disconnections drop it to about 7mbps and keeps going down till the connection is actually gone.

P.S:The intel Proset wireless framework on this computer fails the hardware test straight saying the wirless hardware is not bound to the transport driver? what do i do?

EDIT:Im Using windows 8 X64 Bit!

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

A:Solved: Dropping out from Normal to limited connection every 5-15 minutes

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Every time I start up my computer, it is perfectly fine, but a few minutes in, no matter what I am doing, it will freeze for about a second, and then a minute later, it will freeze again, and sometimes my programs freeze and I just can't do anything, and sometimes my mouse freezes too. After this I am forced to force-shutdown my computer, because it never unfreezes. However, when this started happening (about a week ago), I don't think I had downloaded anything new for days. I looked through my startup programs, as well as services (EVERY SINGLE SERVICE), but none of them seem to be the problem. The strangest thing is, I ran tons of virus scans (while in safe mode), and they all came out perfectly clean. My computer works absolutely fine in safe mode, but I would like to be able to actually run it normally. for more info and logs, please check out my comment on this forum (I switched to techsupportforum after days of no help on computerhope):
Here is my DDs log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by STILLR at 15:41:48.05 on Sat 07/10/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2001.1425 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}

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A:Computer freezes after a few minutes in normal mode no matter what

Welcome to TSF :)

Actually sounds like your hard drive might have some errors on it.

Go to Start ---> Run ---> Type the following chkdsk c: /f

You will probably be prompted to reboot to allow it to run at reboot. Let me know if it was successful.

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I just built a new computer, with some intent on being able to play some newer games (i.e. far cry 2, left 4 dead, etc)

my rig:
motherboard: ASUS M2N-VM DVI AM2
processor: amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 6000+ 3.00ghz
ram: 2gb
video card: nvidia geforce 9800 gt
im running 32bit windows xp home (i was wondering if this might be the problem and if i should maybe switch to 64bit)

My specs match or more than match the recommended requirements but my games (Far Cry and Left 4 Dead) freeze up randomly and then return to normal, doing this every few minutes, Far Cry 2 does this with even more frequency and freezes up longer. Most of the time the sound will skip and the game progresses but at an extremely lagging and slow rate

The games do not crash, and if i wait they return to normal within 30 seconds, I've brought up the task manager a couple times while its happened and saw that my cpu usage was maxed out

any help is greatly appreciated, as i have checked drivers and pretty much exhausted my limited knowledge

A:Games freeze up mommentarily and return to normal every few minutes

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I have
Amd Athlon 3200+
2 GB of Ram
Windows XP sp2 (recently updated to SP3)
SeaGate 320gb SATA harddrive (brand new)

**note...the most recent update is highlighted with bold

Hey Guys.
Ever since my system was built about a year ago, I've had problems with random freezing and other problems.
I recently had a fresh format of my hard-drive and bought new memory (because the old memory went bad). The problems started again, so I bought a new SeaGate HDD thinking it might the problem. All this has happened in the past few months and usually the system runs fine for a few weeks after I replace something and then it suddenly starts freezing again.

It usually happens when I'm on the internet or a IM program, but I don't think it's limited to those. When it freezes, I can usually still move my mouse cursor around, but I can't click on anything. However, sometimes it also freezes and I hear a system beep...and then everything is locked out.

Most recently, I can hardly get it booted up I always get the "DISK BOOT FAILURE" and "Invalid System Disk". I actually got it to run fine for a day and a half after I finally got it booted to Windows without encountering of those errors or freezing when it boots up. I think the bootup process might be my main obstacle right now.

Sometimes after it freezes (like every other day) it resumes running for about 1/4 of a second then crashes with a blue screen.

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A:Disk Boot Error and System Freezing

What motherboard do you have? We have seen this identical problem in severak of low-end Gigabyte motherboards on which AMD cpu's were installed. We had to change boards to get rid fo the problem... don't know if it was the hardware or the driver set... but never did go away.

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Hi all,
I've been having a nuisance that for the past 4-5 months that I have generally ignored. Today I decided it's too irritating to deal with, so I'm going to come try and troubleshoot this and could use this community's input!

the problem
Very random freezing in Win7 64bit. Computer doesn't ever BSOD, but will randomly freeze over various uses. When it does freeze, it freezes in the first 2-10 mins of use, generally if it survives that I'm good to go until I shut down again. Freezing occurs over uses such as browsing (Firefox 6), music/video playback, gaming (Deus Ex:HR), and simple idling. I feel like it's more a variable of time than activity....
Anyway what pushed me over the edge was today the computer started exhibiting a no boot symptom after forcing the shutdown from freezing and the only way to get my computer booting again is time (15-20mins).

the attempt
My initial thought was if the issue is time sensitive, that usually correlates with temperature.... but it freezes before my computer really has a chance to heat up... and cold usually doesn't cause this. Still
I thought it was at least video card related...ran Furmark stability test. 1st run freezed 4 mins into the test. 2nd run went through 20mins, GPU got up to 88C and still had no issues. My conclusion: not vid card. First test freezing I felt likely had more to do w/ the time window that this issue occurs in.

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A:System freezing, now no boot. Can't troubleshoot out the culprit!

Unless Windows is logging errors (Windows Event Viewer) or you are getting a BSOD, it's all a matter of trial and error.

And as the issue isn't easily reproduced, it will likely be hard to isolate. Swapping hardware would be a good start if you have spare parts on hand (ie: primary drive HDD/SSD, video card, RAM, power supply).

Ensure the MB is using the latest BIOS version. You could also perform a fresh OS install to rule out driver/registry issues.

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Had some problems with the computer, so I went to system restore and tried to restore it back to a August 12 restore point. I left it to do its thing and now when the computer tries to boot, I get this screen (below) like it's only booting part way.

Tried safe mode, couldn't get it to boot. Any suggestions? I'm thinking I might need to find my Windows XP cd.

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I have
Amd Athlon 3200+
2 GB of Ram
Windows XP sp2 (recently updated to SP3)
SeaGate 320gb SATA harddrive (brand new)

Hey Guys.

I've been having problems with my System randomly freezing up for no apparent reason. It usually happens when I'm on the internet or a IM program, but I don't think it's limited to those. When it freezes, I can still move my mouse cursor around, but I can't click on anything.

Also, sometimes I will get a "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press Enter" when I try to reboot. Usually if I leave the computer alone for 20 min or so, it will boot back up again.

Every other day, I sometimes get a blue screen after it freezes up

It's usually one of the following.

Dump of Phyiscal Memory Stop 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x8968C020, 0x8968C194, 0x805C773E).


Kernel _Data_inpage_error along with the following
Stop 0x0000007a (0xEIES2BF88, 0xC000d85, 0xBF968086, 0x41FDA860)
win32.sys address BF968086 base at BF8000000
Date Stamp 48025F2A.

I tried to Run ChkDsk....but it said it couldn't run because another application was running. DO I need the Windows XP repair disk or should I try something else? Please help me out...if you need more information, let me know

A:System Freezing and Disk Boot Error

Go here and download the Memtest Release and run it for about an hour


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OK so here's my issue. Since I built this computer past few months I experienced freezing with the mouse still operational. I narrowed it down to Fast Boot hibernating the drivers. Which leads me to believe that it's still an issue with the drivers. I have all my specs on my profile.. I'm wondering if anyone has ideas how to go about fixing the issue with the drivers so that I am able to activate Fast Boot again since disabling it was the only fix to the freezing..?

A:Drivers, Fast Boot, System Freezing

Hi there,
I have a similar issue. Since I've built my own PC I can't get Fastboot to work without ending up in a blank screen during the boot process. No mouse pointer is visible. The screen isn't necessarily black. It varies from grey to white to black. Sometimes the PC shuts itself off a few seconds after the blank screen occured and powers up thereafter. On my former PC (P35 chipset with Nvidia graphics card, Fastboot used to work like a charm. The new PC has an Asrock z87 chipset with integrated Intel graphics. All drivers are on the bleeding edge of recency; I even tried Beta drivers. Nothing seems to work. The system now is far away from a clean install due to the mess with different driver versions. Fastboot is off, the only way to boot up. I'm a frequent visitor on the Intel user forums and there are lots of users who complain about these blank screen issues: https://communities.intel.com/message/230850#230850
The issues persist since Fast Startup was introduced. Intel seems to be clueless to provide a fix. The Asrock forum sees similar posts: windows 8.1 fails to load at start up

I'm still not 100% sure whether the culprit are the graphics drivers or any other component like chipset drivers/Management Engine/Rapid Storage or Windows itself. If somebody is out there who finds all the written to be familiar and was able to fix it, PLEASE let us know how. Thanx!

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Hello all i am totally new here so i wasn't absolutely sure what section to ask this question so please don't shoot me if i guessed wrong. To keep this short and sweet i get this event message every 2 min or less.

Router Advertisement settings have been changed on the network adapter 11. The current M - Managed Address Configuration flag is true and the O - Other Stateful Configuration flag is true. User Action: If you are seeing this event frequently, then it could be due to frequent change in M and O flag settings on the router in the network. Please contact your network administrator to have it resolved.

I know it's not a error but informational. But what's strange is if i go to a system image of a know good point where i only get the message on restart. It doesn't reoccur until i restart again instead of every 2 min, so i am lead to beleive its not normal behavior. I am on a wired optimum modem and router. The router is a D-Link DIR 868L. And i have Cable internet and Bitdefender 2015 TS
I have tried my best to research this but most of the info is from 2009 and half of the threads say to disable IPv6 from adapter properties to make error go away but i have read that is not a good solution because certain programs use it for windows 7.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name VIGGYS-PC
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
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I finally solved this issue by the following ways, contacting optimum who pointed me to contact Microsoft who was kind enough to connect to my desktop pc remotely and troubleshoot that is was a actual router setting that was bad " for free can you believe it " and to contact D-Link. Well optimum uses there own firmware for D-Link routers lol " not sure what firmware is ". Long story short brought router back and exchanged it and guess what? Solved.

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Thanks any and all for your help. This is my wifes PC and its starting to go completely nuts.

Here are the symptoms ...
- PC freezes while running applications, ctrl/alt/delete will not bring up the Task Manager requiring a reboot via reset button on PC
- when rebooting the PC takes an unusually long time to boot up
- Often when rebooting the PC freezes at the "loading windows" screen requiring another hard boot
- Usually the PC will boot up on the 2nd try or 3rd when "most recent working configuration" (or whatever it says) is selected not safe mode and not normal boot.

Here is what I have tried ...
- Norton 360 runs on this PC and a full scan finds nothing
- jkdefrag was run recently and again today to clean up the harddrives
- Malwarebytes was run and has found nothing.

Hijack this report :
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:58:07 PM, on 2/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
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A:Serious XP boot problems, blue screen and system freezing !

wow 47 views and no one has any suggestions ?

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Hey Everyone,

I have a PC that was custom built for me by a friend. I don't now what Information I need to provide, but I'll do my best to provide basic system info.

I have
Amd Athlon 3200+
2 GB of Ram
Windows XP sp2 (recently updated to SP3)
SeaGate 320gb SATA harddrive (brand new)

I also would like to note that I recently had my RAM replaced and my Hard-drive reformated by a friend. He reinstalled Windows and some other programs and saved a Image copy on a External Hard-drive. Later the Seagate Hard-drive started having problems so we sent out for Brand New replacement drive. I got the new drive and used Seagate HD tools to copy the Image from that to my new hard-drive. It worked fine for a few weeks, then it started having the following problems.

1. It randomly freezes, typically every 15-20min or so. Usually when I'm on the internet or using a IM service like MSN or Skype. When it freezes I can sometimes still do stuff in the program I was using when it froze. For instance, 1 time I was typing in MSN and it froze. I couldn't open any other programs or even click on icons...but I could move and resize the MSN chatbox and type in it. I can usually move the mouse pointer when it freezes, but I can't click on anything.

2. Occasionally, when it freezes it will suddenly un-freeze seconds before I get a Blue STOP screen. It usually says something like...

A problem has been detected and Windows shut down to prevent dmg.
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is there any other info I need to provide for people to help me?

I was reading another thread that was advising someone to provide their sysinfo and tree files from the DOS prompt.

Any ideas would be helpful!

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I was here earlier with a problem I was having with my laptop all of a sudden randomly "preparing Windows to standby". Now that is not the problem


I have an Inspiron 1520-Windows XP 4G of ram. Laptop is about 6 yrs old and has worked perfect until about a week ago which it first started with the "windows preparing to standby". I have to add that in my power options I have the option NEVER TO STANDBY. This problem has not occurred again somehow, but it did it for about 3 or 4 days.

Problem now:

On startup my icons take about 3 minutes to load while the background wallpaper shows up in less than a second. If I do the startup in safe mode everything loads as it should. No problem.

Once my laptop is totally loaded on normal mode it works fine even if the icons took forever to load , with the exception that maybe twice a day the screen will go black for less than a second and come back to normal again.

What I have done:

I checked all my startup programs and I only left one on called Syntpenh because I read it has something to do with the mouse and scrolling of pages. (I am not computer savvy at all so this is really difficult for me I have done this while reading other posts and talking to some techs) I have run defrags (it always comes back saying there are some files that cannot be defragmented) , disk check which comes out ok , cleaned and compacted registries (with PC Tool Registry Mechanic which I downloaded after all this fiasco started ... Read more

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My pc just stops working and its not reacting to anything. i wait 3-6 minutes and its working again. It started 2 months ago and it was not so serious. I tried everything. Its defragmented, no viruses , no spywares, drivers are updated. I checked my HDD too with CHKDSK ( Error-checking) and i cleaned my registry files.I have 62Gb free space, but 2 weeks ago when i had 121Gb it still stopped working.

The only programs are running are: Steam, Skype, Daemon-tools, Spybot-SD Resident.
I use custom skins, but unloading them or reapplying the original XP skin is not working.
Pls help me because 1 more week and i will go mad.

PC specs:
OS: Windows XP Professional Service pack 3
Antivirus: Avira AntiVir personal
Anti Spyware: SpyBot Serch and destroy
Registry Cleaner: Eusing Free Registry Cleaner

GPU: Ati Sapphire HD 5770
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB
RAM: 4GB DDR 2 Kingston
Motherboard: Foxconn G41MX 2.0

Sry for ban english.

A:My Pc is freezing in every 10 minutes.

Any indication of errors in the system or application logs?

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