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Pc Freezes For 15-20 Minutes After Windows Welcome Screen

Q: Pc Freezes For 15-20 Minutes After Windows Welcome Screen

hi,

i'm working on an HP Media Center PC M7680N.

on bootup, it makes it through the HP screen, and then the Windows XP screen and then it just hangs there with a blank screen for 15-20 minutes before finally launching into windows. once in windows it works great - very fast.

things i've already tried:

- safe mode (same thing happens).
- reset bios to defaults.
- ran chkdsk /r from windows cmd prompt
- ran sfc /scannow (don't have the xp pro cd which it wants, i only have an xp home cd.
- removed all viruses, adware and spyware.

since i don't have the o/s cd for this computer, i can't just re-install the o/s. does anyone have any ideas on how i might be able to fix this problem?

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Preferred Solution: Pc Freezes For 15-20 Minutes After Windows Welcome Screen

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.)

A: Pc Freezes For 15-20 Minutes After Windows Welcome Screen

Hi newreel !

Try with a new user account and see if it goes faster. If so, then use the information from this link to copy your profile from your old account to this new one :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Else, make sure you have all the latest drivers for your hardware and all the latest critical updates from Windows update.

If you have recovery disks - or if you can create them using the preinstalled Recovery CD creator (sometimes in PC help & Tools) that usually comes with HP computers - or if there's an i386 foder somewhere on the drive then you can use this workaround to use SFC without the install CD :
http://www.windowsforum.org/forums/i...&mode=threaded

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So, my laptop which has the 64-bit version of vista, freezes up after a few minutes of start up. Then the screen/display messes up and there are bars of colors everywhere. It might just be the display issue that's causing the freezing, but I'm really unsure. I might be able to post a picture of what's wrong, but I can't seem to find my camera atm.

Edit: My laptop's an HP Pavillion, I have Avast! and Commodo installed for protection, and my graphic card's an ATI Radeion (I can't remember what type, sorry.)

A:Windows Vista freezes up after a few minutes of start up, and then the screen/display messes up

I'm currently facing three chronic Vista problems, so I decided to combine them into one thread.

1. System Restore gives me an incorrect parameter error when I launch it, when I click OK (the only option, it quits). I don't know the exact error message.

2. Windows update gives me error 8007002 when I go and check for updates; all my update history has also been wiped. (The check runs for a while, then stops and gives me 8007002.

3. My internet stops working after resuming from sleep.

Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2z

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I've a new thinkpad P50 with windows 10. Sometimes, after leaving the laptop idle for a minute or so, the screen shows the last displayed application/image before leaving the laptop idle. There's no taskbar shown and any keys doesn't work. It's just shows a frozen screen and neither the touchpad nor any key board key work. I have to keep the power button pressed unill it's turned off completely and restart again. Following are the things I did to resolve the issue: * Updated Bios. Updated all softwares.* Checked the errors with HardDisk. But the issue isn't fixed. Please provide suggestions. Thanks in advance. 

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Hello all, I'll try to explain this the best I can... please ask questions if something isn't clear or if you need more info. This problem is driving me batty, and I have no idea how to "cure" it. I've tried everything I can think of.

I'm running Win7/SP1/64, I have 4gb RAM, using an i5 processor. My laptop is an HP Pavilion DV6-3150US. All AV/malware databases are up-to-date (Symantec Endpoint Protection/Malwarebytes) and I scan daily - the system is clean.

Every time I boot the computer, within 10 minutes of boot, Windows will suddenly become non-responsive. This non-responsiveness runs for 1-2 minutes, then everything works great. It doesn't happen again so long as the computer doesn't go into Sleep or is rebooted, and then it happens all over again. That leads me to believe there is something loading up with Windows that is the culprit.

I've flashed the BIOS, am using the latest and greatest version of it (SP50942). I'm up to date on Windows updates. As far as I can tell (using SlimDrivers), all my drivers are up-to-date. I've also allowed HP Advisor to scan weekly and it makes no recommendations that something is out of date.

Using msconfig.exe, it shows the following as allowed startup items:

IDT PC Audio - sstray64.exe
HP Quick Launch - HPMSGSVC.exe
IAStorIcon (Intel) - IAStorIcon.exe
Intel Common User Interface - igfxper.exe
Intel ProSet Wireless - iFrmwrk.exe
Microsoft Intellipoint - ipoint.exe
Soluto - soluto.exe (... Read more

A:Windows freezes up for 1-2 minutes a few minutes after startup

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming process, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 93532 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Not only do my videos freeze but everything does after a few minutes. I click "Ctrl and C" at the same time and it helps a very little. I also click "Ctrl and Pause/break". That helps almost not at all. I also check my Task Manager and under Applications I never see more than two running. I look under Processes also and always see about 25 ".exe" files. I have no way of determining what they are or what they do. This may be the sight of the solution to my problem but I am without clues as to how to work this list of "Processes". Any other solutions anyone can think of?
 

A:screen always freezes within 3-5 minutes

Are you having the same problem in Safe Mode?

How to Boot into Safe Mode
If not, you may want to try a Clean Boot troubleshooting procedure to hopefully isolate the program causing this?
 

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It if very annoying because I am trying to do shit and then my screen will freeze for a few seconds, then go black for a few second, then flashes a couple times, and then starts to work again. the entire process takes about 15 to 20 seconds. The error message that comes up says

Display driver stopped responding and has recovered
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 295.73 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

I've tried re-installing the drivers for my card but it didn't work. I have an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420.

A:My screen freezes then goes black every 5 minutes

When did this problem start?

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Am trying to repair windows xp because it would take me through a log on/log off loop. I chose the repair install as not to loose important data. The screen freezes at 34 minutes, in the installing devices mode. Have two of the same CD's sent from Dell. They both do the same thing. Not sure how to get past this point. I have a dell inspiron 1505 laptop, with media center edition 2005 installed. please help!!
 

A:repair xp screen freezes at 34 minutes

Two articles on this.

One from Dell
http://support.dell.com/support/top...d=399A4552DEBE48C7A5A884EE5F6893F3&doclang=en

One from Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828267/en-us


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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Ati Radeon HD5850
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
mouse advent wireless
---Symptoms:

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.
 

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I just got "Mass Effect" but I can't get through more than five minutes of gameplay before the screen gets covered in garbage and it freezes, needing to be restarted - even on the lowest settings. I'm running it on an nVidia GeForce 8800 GT with all the most recent updates.

According to the Mass Effect summary, my computer's clock speed is 2412 MHz. To my understanding, my card is overheating and I need to underclock my computer to get it working right. However, I don't know what settings to use in the BIOS and messing around with ATITools just crashes my computer even more.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU
Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
1.80 GHz, 3.25 GB of Ram
Windows XP
 

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I'm having a problem with my R9 270x gpu. After a couple minutes of use, the screen will freeze and then my monitor will have no signal. I had this issue in windows 8; I now have windows 10. Everything is fine using an Nvidia gpu. I am using the latest amd drivers. I've also RMA'd both my GPU and mobo and Gigabyte told me nothing is wrong with them. Any help is appreciated.

Specs: Windows 10
Gigabyte R9 270x
Gigabyte b85m-d3h Mobo

Not sure if important: when the monitor becomes unresponsive, the my gpu sounds like the fans go to 100% for a second, then rests, then repeats.

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I am using newly installed windows xp with SP2 currently. Whenever I log on to that , t only gives me 1- to 15 minutes to use it. After that everything freezes,pause and halts. The only solution is to restart. I tried experimenting on that and found out that Whenever I unplug my router before starting windows then it works fine. I am using ZTE router for DSL connection. It worked fine last time I used Windows xp and It was working fine on Windows Vista as well, (which I have formatted now).Plz help.
 

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Windows 7 Freezes up after 10 minutes, have run several system repair apps
 

A:Windows 7 Freezes up after 10 minutes

MY Config for above Question

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 917 GB (599 GB Free); D: 13 GB (7 GB Free); F: 1863 GB (597 GB Free); M: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A6C
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello everyone,

I'm having lots of trouble with my Windows 7 laptop today. It runs perfectly on safe mode, but on normal mode most of the times it freezes after 2-5 minutes of booting. Usually the screen freezes first, but I can still move the mouse cursor for less than a minute before it freezes completely. Other times Windows just keeps loading forever, and the last time I tried I was able to enter Windows, but the desktop never loaded. The screen was black and all I could see was the mouse cursor, which I could move for a few minutes before it froze. This last situation happened only once, though.

What could it be? I tried doing a clean boot but it didn't work.

Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Windows 7 freezes after a few minutes

This may help : SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Or you could try a system restore to before this started.

You HAVE ran some malware/Anti-Virus scans , correct?

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Hi

I have Lenovo ideapad U330.
I have this problem that windows is freezing every few minutes for a few second and than comes back to normal.
Every time my computer was freezing I could only move to mouse and minimize windows.
I checked the even viewer and I noticed that every time my computer was freezing I got this error: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0."
The source is "atapi"
Event ID: 11

I tried to disable the controllers in the Device Manager but it still freezes.

Please help!!

A:Windows freezes every few minutes

It seems it's your hard drive. With my experience, a quick scan with CCleaner , a malware scan, and AV scan (not simultaneously, seperately) seems to speed things up. However, i just saw in another post (i will come back and edit to give credit) a Hard Drive diagnostics tool that you can use to find the problem should the things i listed don't work.

We'll need some more information such as:

Have you dropped your laptop recently? Has any other hardware changed recently?

Let us know!

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After i start up my computer, it boots normaly and continues fine until i am able to view my desk top. once there, the busy light on the front of my pc comes on and soon after, everything but my mouse freezes. the only thing i am able to do now is turn off my computer using the power switch. I have been having issues with malware letely and as a result, i cant boot in safe mode. my computer is a gateway model running on windows xp media center edition. please help!

thanks.

A:windows freezes after about 4 minutes after boot

It sounds like the infection has you pretty well locked down so this is what I would do. If you have a known working computer, remove the infected hard drive and slave it on to the other computer. Run your scans on the infected drive, remove what they find and then re-install the drive back in its original computer.

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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - Dell laptop
 
For a few days now I've been having problems with my laptop. It will randomly (seemingly) cause several open programs to stop responding. When I sense this is happening, during the first minute or two I can usually switch between open programs and even close some of them and I can ctrl-alt-del and open task manager. Within a minute or two though everything stops responding and I can no longer switch between programs, close programs, ctrl-alt-del, or anything else. The mouse pointer still works, as do the NumLock/CapsLock keys on my keyboard, but everything in Windows is no longer responding. I cannot log off, shut down, etc. Windows never recovers and the only way out is to hold down the power button to kill the power. I've not found any pattern to indicate what will cause this to happen in regards to what programs I do or do not have open. One time it occurred while Windows was in the process of logging me in, but before the desktop appeared.
 
While this is happening, if I watch the hard drive activity light on the laptop it is primarily off, with a brief flicker every couple of seconds or so. During normal usage the hard drive light is usually on or flashing constantly almost all of the time.
 
It appears to be hard drive related, given the sudden decrease in HD activity according to the HD indicator light. Yet, I've run a full CHKDSK at restart, including surface scan with no apparent problems. ... Read more

A:Windows 7 problem - freezes up over several minutes, not all at once

Hello, probably not a malware issue but run these first too see if there is malware still.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
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On a random basis Windows 7 freezes for about 2 minutes, then proceeds with the activities in normal fashion. The operating system and software is on a Solid State Drive while everything else is on a hard drive. I have troubleshooted all the normal suspects but cannot find the reason for the temporary freeze. Any ideas where to go from here???

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Freezes for 2 Minutes

Hmm... Just did an RMA on a Kingston SSD myself. Waiting for the return to be sent now. Read the following and see if it sounds the same or totally different.

In my case I found that the SSD would just disappear from the system. I think it was a controller based issue. I also found this was very selective when it happened. If I installed from DVD Win 7 Ultimate x86 it was fine. If I installed Linux x64 it was fine. If I installed Win 7 Ultimate x64 the install would fail 9 out of 10 tries, or more. Once installed I setup dual boot for Windows and Linux. Under Linux it would BSoD once in a while under load, even less often doing little else than surfing and email. Under Windows it would happen often and at any time but always when under load such as doing a full virus scan.

Searching the internet revealed that this was a known issue that was becoming more common. I emailed the vendor and suggested we test first. After doing a firmware update supplied by the vendor things didn't improve so we did an RMA.

You didn't supply any information other than your running Windows 7 Ultimate on an SSD. Can you please spell things out a little more so that I and others can comment if we have any ideas?

"all the normal suspects" doesn't apply as we don't know what that would cover or your knowledge level.

Examples;

Windows 7 x86 or x64?

Laptop or desktop?

Did you install anything new? Have you looked at your drivers or updated any?

Is it usually after you d... Read more

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I've tried everything I could think of from keeping it from freezing. I've changed just about every setting in the power options to 2 hours, including sleep timer, HDD shutoff, hibernate, etc. Nothing is set to happen within a 2 hour period of idle time. However my system freezes after about 30 minutes. I'm able to move the mouse, but I cannot click on anything and keyboard shortcuts do not work.

When I move my mouse to the bottom of my screen it has the Resize cursor with the 2 arrows, no matter where my mouse is in the task bar. That's about the only activity the system has.

I "upgraded" my OS from 7 to 8 about a month ago, and this happens every time I walk away from it for any significant length of time. I have to force restart with the button on my case.

Any other ideas?

A:Windows 8 freezes after about 30 minutes of inactivity. Please help

What is the make and model# of your computer? Is this a laptop or a Desktop? If a laptop does this happen with the power adapter attached?
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Power Savings if it is enabled, using your arrow key, Disable it.

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I'm getting a very strange issue. I can work on my computer for many hours without any issues. But, if I step away for 20 minutes and come back, it's completely frozen and I have to hard reboot. To see if this is a problem with the sleep or hybrrid sleep functions, I disabled them all. Everything is set to NEVER shut off. But the freezing still happens if I walk away. Otherwise, no freezes.

So, what could be causing this freeze? Any idea?

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Hello,

I have a client who has a computer that has a very very large amount of applications and programs installed. It seems to me that their computer has some sort of virus or process that keeps killing it after around 2 minutes of being booted into windows.
Windows XP SP2 boots in successfully, you can move the mouse around and things begin to load. After all the 'startup' shortcuts have been run, you have a window of maybe 2 to 3 minutes to use the pc then it just freezes. The mouse is still moveable, just nothing else.

Defragments, virus scans, anything that is required to run for an extended period of time isn't possible to be run since it just freezes after x amount of minutes.

Things to note, when i right click the start bar, go to task manager it seems that the inside of the 'applications' tab is the only thing showing, you cannot get to the processes tab or anything since that portion of the window does not exist.

I have run hijackthis and will post the log in hope that someone will see some things in it i can remove in hope of fixing this PC.

Here is the log and thank you in advance to anyone who is able to help me.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:49:42 PM, on 2/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
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A:Windows XP Boots in, freezes after 2-3 minutes of use?

anyone got any ideas?
it is driving me up the wall :(

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My brand new computer freezes after only ten minutes on I am doing this quik I did a HJT log I hope someone can tell me what is going on. I get no error messaged but the CPU Usage is out of this world. I would appreciate any help you can give me.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:47:16 AM, on 12/21/2009Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\scheduler\STService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Toaster.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Security 360\is360tray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Security 360\is360.exeC:\Program Files (... Read more

A:Windows 7 Freezes after 10 minutes HJT included

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

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When i boot my computer i get into windows 7 but about 2 minutes afterwards all of the programs and windows explorer will stop responding. I can get into safe mode fine and i have tried things like checking the integrity of windows and everything seems fine and i have run chkdsk and that came back fine. I have uninstalled the programs that i have recently downloaded but still nothing. I just got it to work once because i run a virus scan and it removed some but i restart after it works for 30 mins and then it freezes. Can anyone enlighten me on what i should do?

A:Windows 7 boots normally then freezes after 2 minutes

1. If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop. Reset any changed values back to default and reset/clear CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. Uninstall any overclocking tool as these can also be a reason of blue screens.

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public





Quote:
Use Revo Uninstaller Free to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advanced Mode and uninstall the software, delete the leftover registry entries.


2. Uninstall your current antivirus software. It can cause problems. Please remove it with its removal tool and use Microsoft Security Essentials in its place. Malwarebytes is a great combination with it. Go through this thread for more info.

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public
3. Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

4. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to check windows for integrity violations. Run it up to three times to fix all errors. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.

5. Make scans with Kaspersky TDSskiller and ESET Online scanner.

6. Perform a Clean Start up, this will help avoid any problematic applications from bugging the system.

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305 Series laptop. It is a Intel Celeron, with 2GB of RAM and 146 GB hard drive space and it is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Every time I turn it on, it works normally, but then it freezes every 5-10 minutes and I have to turn it off by pressing the on/off button and when I turn it on again, same thing works and then freezes. A local computer shop was the place I took my laptop and they suggested getting a new hard drive because they thought it was a hard drive error. Can anyone help me on how to fix this? Also, will getting a new hard drive solve the problem?

Thanks, help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 freezes constantly every 5-10 minutes

Since you suspect hard disk problems: This could mean hard disk corruption, bad sectors, a failing hard disk, Windows files or registry corruption, viruses, or memory problems.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit instead of chkdsk).
For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

Run all Basic tests with SeaTools: S.M.A.R.T. Check, Short Drive Self Test, Drive Information, Short Generic, and Long Generic. Run the tests for all HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the f... Read more

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When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)

A:Windows starts up, is fine for two minutes, then freezes.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by seeami


When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)





Hi

Remove the recent windows updates and check.

regards
Pankaj

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*posting from safe mode.
 
After I turn on the computer and the bootup finishes, the computer runs fine for the first few minutes, then it runs really slow and everything crashes. 
 
It doesn't seem to be the fault of viruses.
 
Help needed.

A:Windows 7 freezes and runs horribly after a few minutes

Please download Speccy at http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download, and post the results here.
Also please download Minitoolbax here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/dl/65/
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
and post those results. This will give us a better look at your system specs and what is being logged for   errors

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Hi,
 
I stumbled across this forum from Google search while trying to identify a problem with my windows 10 home.
 
The windows 10 home 64bit installation on my laptop freezes for no apparent reason for 2 minutes or so. Sometimes this is very frequent like happening every 2-3 minutes. Sometimes I can work for up to 30 minutes with freezing.
 
Basic Information:
Make: Dell Laptop Inspiron 15R (with touch screen)
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit Single Language
Version: 1511 (latest)
Windows Update: Enabled and Installed. All Good.
Windows Store: Not functioning (but I don't care about that for now)
Utilities like calculator is not working but as I mentioned that's not the priority.
 
Behaviour: Windows 10 freezes (not even mouse movement or rotating working pointer).
 
Trigger: Largely unknown but key events like opening Microsoft Excel, Device Manager, Starting some programs some time.
 
Error seen in Event Viewer: "Package Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.6.1.52_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy+CortanaUI was terminated because it took too long to suspend"
 
I upgraded from Windows 8. No device has a red flag in device manager. All functionalities seem to working like wireless, bluetooth, touch screen, speakers etc.
 
I have Office latest versions.
 
Unfortunately when googling around with this error, I don't get any hit except this forum. The problem mentioned in that thread was a device driver problem and BSOD.
 
So far, I am lucky to not... Read more

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Hi,

I have a problem with 2 Windows computers located in 2 separate locations. When I login the computer will run for 1-3 minutes and then freezes for 8-20 minutes. After it returns from it's nap everything runs normally.

I have been told that their is no malware on the computer, see this topic -- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470029.html

I could really use some help on this as when I first reported this on the Windows 7 forum about a month ago the freeze was 7-8 minutes, last time I rebooted and logged in it froze for 20 minutes.

Thank you in advance
Marv

A:Windows 7 freezes upon login but returns after 7-20 minutes

Hi Marv -Lets start with a basic Disk Check -Run a Disk Check on your C: drive in Windows :?Click Start and open Computer?Right-click on C: (or your main drive letter) and select Properties?Click on the Tools tab?Under Error-checking click the Check Now... button?Mark the 2 boxes next to Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors?Click on the Start button?When the message box pops up, click the Schedule disk check button and >> Restart your computer?Once your computer restarts it will check the drive, don't press any keys so that it is allowed to do soThis should take about 1 hour (on average) to complete the 5 stage scan, and reboot to normal mode once finished -Next go - Start -> Programs > Accessories > and find Command Prompt > Right click on it and select Run as Administrator -Type sfc /scannow and press Enter - No Cd etc will be required for this process on Windows 7 - This will take about 15 minutes -Only do one computer so we can see any results -Thank You -

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I have two computers that start fine, login is fine, the computer runs for 30 seconds - 2 minutes then freezes for 7-10 minutes then returns to normal operations, and no other anomalies are seen.

I originally posted under OSs, the moderator there moved my problem to "Am I infected" where I was instructed to do a number of things, and then told to post here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic468225.html/page__pid__2852297__st__15#entry2852297

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Here is my DDS Log.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Marv at 17:46:15 on 2012-09-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.24567.17705 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDI... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes upon login but returns after 7-8 minutes

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

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

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

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Hi,
I bought a Seagate HDD 4 months ago (link), and after 3 months, it started to freeze randomly with clicking sound, similar to the one in this link (Seagate desktop drive with bad heads slowly clicks and beeps on spin up.).

I formated entire HDD and reinstalled the OS, but it didn't help so I sent it to warranty. I took it back yesterday, reinstalled the OS (again), but the problem is still there. The windows freezes every 2,3 minutes for about 10 seconds, then resumes, and everytime it freezes I heard the same old clicking sound from my hard drives.

Would anyone help me? I feel like hitting my head against the wall.

Attached is the logs made with SF Diagnostic Tool, hope it helps.

A:Windows freezes every 2,3 minutes + HDD clicking sound

Hi Amila, welcome to SevenForums,

about the warranty, is it a replacement or repair of your HDD?
if it still under the warranty, i would suggest a replacement for that. there is no good for a new HDD that has clicking sound.
Just make sure you haven't done something that will void the warranty

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i am trying to install windows xp service pack 3 onto my Acer Extensa 5510 notebook laptop for the last 2 weeks...but seem to fail every time. There was an 80gb hard drive in it already but the windows on that kept freezing at the same point, every time it loaded to a state where i couldnt even move the mouse, was working perfectly fine before. So i decided to install a brand new 200gb hard drive so i can store more of my work in it. Once installed, i inserted the windows xp sp3 disk, and formatted the hard drive to ntfs (quick) and then the files started to copy, once that was done, it restarted and the actual installation part started. it went from 39 minutes down to 35 minutes and froze on the installing devices part. i thought it was a common error so i restarted the setup. this time it went to 34 minutes and froze. i restarted setup again, and it went all the way down to 8 minutes and froze. i restarted the setup one more time, and it got stuck on 35 minutes again. for the rest of the day, most of the times it would get stuck on 34/35 minutes and either froze or restarted the laptop for no reason. Only once, it went down to 23 minutes and froze. only 2 out of 30 tries went past the install devices section.

In the setupapi.log file, it always said a different .inf file was causing a problem each time i restarted the setup. i think one of them was a cpu.inf file...and another was to do with the audio. i didnt bother deleting the cpu.inf one because i found out that it was... Read more

A:Please help...Windows XP SP3 setup hangs/freezes at 34/35 minutes

The options i have in bios are...

Page 1 (Information) shows information about the notebook, cpu type, cpy speed, hdd model name, hdd serial number, atapi serial number, BIOS version, VGA BIOS version, serial number, Asset Tag Number, Product Name, Manufacturer Name, UUID Number.

None of these values can be changed.

Page 2 (Main) shows System Time, System Date, System Memory (640kb), Extended Memory (1023mb), Video Memory (64mb), Quiet Boot (Disabled), Power on display (Auto), Network Boot (Disabled), F12 Boot Menu (Enabled), D2D Recovery (Disabled).

System Time and Date have been checked twice and are correct. System Memory and Extended Memory can not be changed. Video Memory can be changed to 128mb or MaxDVMT. Quiet Boot can be enabled. Power on display can be changed to "Both". Network Boot can be enabled. F12 boot menu can be disabled. D2D Recovery can be enabled.

Page 3 (Advanced) shows Infrared and i have it Disabled. I can not enable it, the sub menu does not open.

Page 4 (Security) shows Supervisor Password, User Password and HDD Password are all clear. I can add a supervisor password or HDD password, but not a user password.

Page 5 (Boot) shows the boot order which is in this order: HDD, DVD, USB FDD, Network Boot, USB HDD, USB Key, USB CDROM.

Page 6 (Exit) allows me to exit saving changes, exit discharging changes, load setup defaults, discard change or save changes.
Are there any values i should change?
 

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i am trying to install windows xp service pack 3 onto my Acer Extensa 5510 notebook laptop for the last 2 weeks...but seem to fail every time. There was an 80gb hard drive in it already but the windows on that kept freezing at the same point, every time it loaded to a state where i couldnt even move the mouse, was working perfectly fine before. So i decided to install a brand new 200gb hard drive so i can store more of my work in it. Once installed, i inserted the windows xp sp3 disk, and formatted the hard drive to ntfs (quick) and then the files started to copy, once that was done, it restarted and the actual installation part started. it went from 39 minutes down to 35 minutes and froze on the installing devices part. i thought it was a common error so i restarted the setup. this time it went to 34 minutes and froze. i restarted setup again, and it went all the way down to 8 minutes and froze. i restarted the setup one more time, and it got stuck on 35 minutes again. for the rest of the day, most of the times it would get stuck on 34/35 minutes and either froze or restarted the laptop for no reason. Only once, it went down to 23 minutes and froze. only 2 out of 30 tries went past the install devices section.

In the setupapi.log file, it always said a different .inf file was causing a problem each time i restarted the setup. i think one of them was a cpu.inf file...and another was to do with the audio. i didnt bother deleting the cpu.inf one because i found out that it w... Read more

A:Please help...Windows XP SP3 setup hangs/freezes at 34/35 minutes

The options i have in bios are...

Page 1 (Information) shows information about the notebook, cpu type, cpy speed, hdd model name, hdd serial number, atapi serial number, BIOS version, VGA BIOS version, serial number, Asset Tag Number, Product Name, Manufacturer Name, UUID Number.

None of these values can be changed.

Page 2 (Main) shows System Time, System Date, System Memory (640kb), Extended Memory (1023mb), Video Memory (64mb), Quiet Boot (Disabled), Power on display (Auto), Network Boot (Disabled), F12 Boot Menu (Enabled), D2D Recovery (Disabled).

System Time and Date have been checked twice and are correct. System Memory and Extended Memory can not be changed. Video Memory can be changed to 128mb or MaxDVMT. Quiet Boot can be enabled. Power on display can be changed to "Both". Network Boot can be enabled. F12 boot menu can be disabled. D2D Recovery can be enabled.

Page 3 (Advanced) shows Infrared and i have it Disabled. I can not enable it, the sub menu does not open.

Page 4 (Security) shows Supervisor Password, User Password and HDD Password are all clear. I can add a supervisor password or HDD password, but not a user password.

Page 5 (Boot) shows the boot order which is in this order: HDD, DVD, USB FDD, Network Boot, USB HDD, USB Key, USB CDROM.

Page 6 (Exit) allows me to exit saving changes, exit discharging changes, load setup defaults, discard change or save changes.


Are there any values i should change?
 

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Hi,

I have the same problem with two computers in two different physical locations. After a restart of Windows I login and windows is fine for about 20-30 seconds then pretty much everything locks up. If I just let the computer sit after about 7 minutes Windows comes back to life and works as expected until the next reboot. As I mentioned I have the same symptoms on 2 computers at 2 locations. The computer motherboards and CPU are different but other than that the computer are basically configured the same with the same software installed on each.

I notice in the computer logs an error that shows

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the BITS service.

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the Appinfo service.

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the LanmanServer service.

From these I deduce that Windows is looking for a piece of hardware and waiting for a response that is what is locking the computer, but I have no idea how to find and fix what it is looking for.

A solution would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 freezes upon login but returns after 7-8 minutes

What "computer logs" reflects the error detail, please?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.Louis

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Hi,
My parent's computer is acting up. I can't remember the full specs but it is running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit on a 3.2 GHz processor with 8GB RAM. It runs smoothly after startup for about 10 minutes but then begins to violently lag. A few minutes later it completely seizes up (the mouse moves around the screen fine but no clicks or keyboard input are registered). The only way to fix it is to hold down the power button to force a shut down.

I have run AVG (the paid version) which picked up a couple of issues and dealt with them but the issue remained. I ran Malwarebytes which also picked up a couple but didn't fix anything. The computer works great in safe mode, absolutely no lag or anything.

What could be wrong? These two anti-malware programs aren't picking up anything. Is it time to erase the hard drive and reinstall Windows?
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 violently lags then freezes after 10 minutes

My parent's computer is acting up. I can't remember the full specs but it is running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit on a 3.2 GHz processor with 8GB RAM. Click to expand...

Do the following with your parents' computer.

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Download and save the

TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

-----------------------------------------------------------

Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.

Click the "Report" button.

When the log appears, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

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As title suggest win freezes minutes after start up..

A little about my machine;

I have too big of a power supply so this has created a lot of dust inside the machine. And this problem Makes the machine to hot inside. (changed thermal heat compound 3 times last 3months)

In the past when the thermal heat compound has Started to be faulty the computer has just shout down This problem is different.

Last day the machine froze for the first time...I thought It most likely where a virus. So I decided to replace the hard drive And make a fresh install of Windows 7 after about 4 h of use it froze again. I'm thinking this is hardware related? Please help
 

A:Windows freezes minutes after login / hardware related?

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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.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504861/think-my-win7-machine-is-infected/#entry3142437
 
 
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.
 
Thanks!

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.
 
Louis

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Hello,

I have noticed today that after a few minutes of idle time my laptop completely freezes, no ctrl+alt+delete and I have to manually power it down.

I have even seen this when i reboot my computer and don't enter my password at the login screen for a few minutes.

The hard drive LED keeps glowing.

The only change I did was run windows update. The Perfmon file and the BSOD Diagnostic tool report are both attached with this mail.

Would appreciate any help am at my wit's end. Unfortunately System Restore was disabled too so I can't even rollback.

A:Windows 7 Freezes after few minutes of idle (Dell E6410)

Unfortunately your zip doesn't contain the necessary dump files but it does contain everything else, s please do the following below in quote.






Quote:
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.


Thanks Seth

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Hello, I have an Emachines E627 laptop. Last night I was doing some school work on my laptop, but then my laptop freezes, gets the blue screen of death and turns off. I then turned it back on, and the Window's screen pops up, quickly goes to startup repair and then it does the repair thing. After about 5 minutes into it, it freezes for about 10 min, then says: "Your computer will now turn off". So, it turns off, I turn in back on again, it goes to the windows start up screen, and does the same process over again! Please help. I'm not an expert at doing these kinds of things.

A:Windows 7 Startup Repair freezes for 10 minutes then doesn't fix PC?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hello! I've been using my Dell Inspiron 17R for around 2 months ago and it's a fantastic laptop, I mainly use it for videogames, music and movies/TV shows and it has ran flawlessly thus far.

Starting yesterday however, problems began to occur. I could boot the laptop up as per usual and access the Internet, play games, watch movies etc. but after around 5 minutes everything would suddenly become unresponsive. Both my mouse and trackpad wouldn't allow me to click at all, I could however move the mouse around the screen completely fine. The keyboard would also not work - I tried opening the task manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del as well as closing windows with Alt+F4 or trying to shutdown via the Windows key and nothing would work. Instead the cursor would change to the "loading" symbol and it would pretty much just do nothing.

The first time this happened I was browsing the Internet and it just got stuck on "Waiting for Cache" or something to that likeliness, I then noticed the rotating circle that shows a page loading had also halted and was then forced to reboot manually as I couldn't even click the Windows button. Another test I tried was watching a downloaded video - it literally just stopped playing around 4 minutes in. The screen just halted on a single frame even though the pause button hadn't been pressed - trying to click anything didn't work (as usual).

I tried rebooting it multiple times (I was sadly forced to use the powe... Read more

A:After around 5 minutes of working after startup, Windows 7 completely freezes

[Using CCleaner to fix my registry in Safe Mode]

leave the registry alone it looks after itself 99.999% of the time

run dell diagnostics

you should be able to run a non destructive reinstall if necessary
 

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I ThAs title suggest win freezes minutes after start up..

A little about my machine;

I have too big of a power supply so this has created
a lot of dust inside the machine. And this problem
Makes the machine to hot inside. (changed thermal heat compound
3 times last 3months)

In the past when the thermal heat compound has
Started to be faulty the computer has just shout down
This problem is different.

Last day the machine froze for the first time...I thought
It most likely where a virus. So I decided to replace the hard drive
And make a fresh install of Windows 7 after about 4 h of use it froze again.
I'm thinking this is hardware related? Please help
 

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Ok, so this little issue started yesterday.
At first I noticed it using my srware iron (chromium) browser.
Here's how it goes. I'm surfing, nothing happens and every now and then sites freeze during the connection.
My browser and every tab individually shows that everything is working, no app freeze, explorer, system - just nothing happens.
About a minute later everything starts to just pop-in and run.
What I noticed later sometimes other actions i perform In System does the same - the action starts (f.e. opening a folder) and nothing happens, just loading.
Minute is up and every action pops in and executes.
Spybot and AVG scans done.
I could post HijackThis but the AmIInfected says i shouldn't.
Help me resolve this absurd.

A:Connection/Action freezes every couple of minutes Windows 7

Hi Biliskner, to Bleeping Computer.My name is Jason and I'll be helping you with your computer problems. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine.Some things to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please do not attach logs or put logs in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can also help.Do not run anything while running a fix.If you don't understand a step, please ask for clarification before continuing with any future steps.Click on the Watch Topic button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Note to others: The instructions here are intended for the person who began this topic. If you need help, please create your own topic in the appropriate forum.  Download rkill from one of the following downloads (if you are unable to download or run rkill from one download, move to the next one.)1. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com2. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.pif3. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr4. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/eXplorer.exe5. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/iExplore.exe6. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/uSeRiNiT.exe7. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/WiNlO... Read more

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Hello! I've been using my Dell Inspiron 17R for around 2 months ago and it's a fantastic laptop, I mainly use it for videogames, music and movies/TV shows and it has ran flawlessly thus far.

Starting yesterday however, problems began to occur. I could boot the laptop up as per usual and access the Internet, play games, watch movies etc. but after around 5 minutes everything would suddenly become unresponsive. Both my mouse and trackpad wouldn't allow me to click at all, I could however move the mouse around the screen completely fine. The keyboard would also not work - I tried opening the task manager via Ctrl+Alt+Del as well as closing windows with Alt+F4 or trying to shutdown via the Windows key and nothing would work. Instead the cursor would change to the "loading" symbol and it would pretty much just do nothing.

The first time this happened I was browsing the Internet and it just got stuck on "Waiting for Cache" or something to that likeliness, I then noticed the rotating circle that shows a page loading had also halted and was then forced to reboot manually as I couldn't even click the Windows button. Another test I tried was watching a downloaded video - it literally just stopped playing around 4 minutes in. The screen just halted on a single frame even though the pause button hadn't been pressed - trying to click anything didn't work (as usual).

I tried rebooting it multiple times (I was sadly forced to use the power button) and it began t... Read more

A:After around 5 minutes of working after startup, Windows 7 completely freezes

Have you tried a disk check with both boxes checked to check your hard disk drive for errors?

The disk check will be scheduled to run outside Windows, so the freezing problems should not be an issue. You may want to run it and go watch a movie or before bed since it can take a few hours to finish. Even if it appears to be stuck, please leave it for a few hours to make sure it really froze. Interrupting a disk check can have dire consequences.


I do not recommend running registry cleaning programs. They tend to strip away parts of the operating system registry as well as program file registry entries that can damage Windows and the programs that runs on it. How long have you been running ccleaner's registry cleaning tool?

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I own an E-Machines with Windows Vista Basic edition. I have 2 GB of ram and 160 GB of hard drive. I can't remember exactly when the problem started, but my computer is only 4 months old so it has not been that long ago. Basically, usually after a period of idle (and even sometimes while I am surfing the web) my computer will "freeze up." I cannot open up Mozilla or such programs as CCleaner. I get an error message that states: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." When I hit CTR ALT DELETE I get a message that states: "Failure. Security options." The Zune software seems to be the only program that opens up. Almost everything else gives me an error message or does nothing at all. I can restart my computer or shut it down. It just stays in it's current state for about 30 minutes, then everything usually comes back to normal. I can't restart it or log off, nor can I properly shut it down. My mouse scrolls fine and I don't get that what we used to call an hour glass icon like others on these forums. I have searched but I could not find a problem that resembles mine.

On a side note, I have AVG Free and Zone Alarm Pro. I run my anti-virus every night and I reguraly update everything including Windows. I am very safety conscious and I don't download much or go to harmful sites. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Vista Basic freezes up for about 30 minutes after idle period

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Hello and thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give me. I am reasonably competent computer user and should be able to understand what you need me to do. I am experiencing this problem in all browsers, Firefox, IE and Chrome. The problem started happening in the last few days, about the same time my son came to stay with me for the week, Hmmm.After surfing for 5-10 minutes the browser will cease to load pages and then computer will stop responding. Functionality to many computer programs will cease to work, shut down and restart do not respond and a hard reboot is necessary. DSL is still available to online game if it was already running though. I am sure my son or I went somewhere stupid and caught something but I don't know what. AVG and zone alarm were running on the computer. I have run ad aware, spybot, , Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Hijackthis. Doubleclick was found. Problem still persists.Computer info:Vista HomePremium SP1Intel Core2 Quad [email protected] GHz6 GB RamNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTGigabyte EP45-UD3P MmotherboardHijackThis log is here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:12:55 PM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\AVG&#... Read more

A:Browser freezes after a few minutes, then computer freezes

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

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

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Hi,

I have a fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate 32bit that crashes with a blue screen after a few minutes on startup.

I have installed it on my new 1.5 TB Samsung hard drive.

I already have windows XP running on my older hard drive (which im running now) without any issues.

I have completed disk checks along with emmory checks and everything is in order.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My system specs are:

System Summary

Processor
Name : Intel Pentium III Xeon processor
Speed : 2657 MHz

Mainboard
Bus(es) : AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MP APIC : Yes
System BIOS Version : INTEL - 22f

Video System
Monitor : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Physical Storage Device
Harddisk : ST3120827AS
Harddisk : SAMSUNG HD154UI
Harddisk : WDC WD25 00BEVS-22VAT0 USB Device
CD-ROM/DVD : ATAPI iHAS322 8
CD-ROM/DVD : ZJ5355Z DHR654S SCSI CdRom Device
CD-ROM/DVD : ZJ5355Z DHR654S SCSI CdRom Device

Logical Storage Device
(C : 111.79 GB (20.69 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
CD-ROM/DVD (D : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (E : N/A
Media (F : 1201.95 GB (1190.37 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
OS (G : 195.31 GB (186.50 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
CD-ROM/DVD (H : 4135.42 MB (UDF)

I have attached the dump file and the error is below:

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A:Windows 7 bue screen after a few minutes

  
Quote: Originally Posted by danielh


Hi,

I have a fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate 32bit that crashes with a blue screen after a few minutes on startup.

I have installed it on my new 1.5 TB Samsung hard drive.

I already have windows XP running on my older hard drive (which im running now) without any issues.

I have completed disk checks along with emmory checks and everything is in order.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Code:
My system specs are:

System Summary

Processor
Name : Intel Pentium III Xeon processor
Speed : 2657 MHz

Mainboard
Bus(es) : AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MP APIC : Yes
System BIOS Version : INTEL - 22f

Video System
Monitor : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Physical Storage Device
Harddisk : ST3120827AS
Harddisk : SAMSUNG HD154UI
Harddisk : WDC WD25 00BEVS-22VAT0 USB Device
CD-ROM/DVD : ATAPI iHAS322 8
CD-ROM/DVD : ZJ5355Z DHR654S SCSI CdRom Device
CD-ROM/DVD : ZJ5355Z DHR654S SCSI CdRom Device

Logical Storage Device
(C:) : 111.79 GB (20.69 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
CD-ROM/DVD (D:) : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (E:) : N/A
Media (F:) : 1201.95 GB (1190.37 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
OS (G:) : 195.31 GB (186.50 GB Free Space) (NTFS)
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Hi

Can someone please help, the last couple of days my laptop has started blue screening every 10 mins with a watchdog error? I have attached the files.

A:Windows 8 Blue screen every 10 minutes...help

update this driver Hotspot Shield Routing Driver

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Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 133, {0, 281, 280, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for hssdrv6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for hssdrv6.sys
Probably caused by : hssdrv6.sys ( hssdrv6+1a38 )
Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DIS... Read more

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