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Q: What is causing this?

Hello All - my desktop recently kept crashing, on inspection everything inside the box was covered in a layer of dust and fluff. All the fans and cpu were removed and thoroughly cleaned however playing a game it comes to an abrupt end with the screen having various coloured flashing all over the place and I have to carry out a cold boot. Strange thing though as watching video this doesn't happen. Any idea what could be causing this?

Regards Silversurf

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Preferred Solution: What is causing this?

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Please check my specs out and help with this problem!! This happends if i surf the web once i turn my computer on, when I do regular tasks on the computer. Please check my computer specs and see what could cause this random shutdown. Thank you guys!
P.S. I have a Dell Monitor M770 .. Thank you.

A:Intermittent Shutdown Causing ATI2DVAG.DLL Infinite Loop Causing Dump of Physical Mem

Could be a heat issue. Recenty with the same processor the problem existed, adding a case fane eliminated the problem

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I must have opened something online or downloaded something I shouldn't have because these two issues are brand new and they're pissing me off! I could use some help. About to go to bed because I've spent too much time tonight trying to figure it out and coming up with nothing.
Anyone have any idea about either of my fun new issues?

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I've been experiencing a lot of lag after I took an older network card from a computer. It's an "Intel PRO/100+ PCI Adapter". My onboard NIC failed, so I really didn't have a choice. Could replacing this mean the end of bad ping spikes on my end?

A:NIC Causing Lag?

I doubt it. Perhaps the drivers, but I can't imagine the NIC causing these issues.

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while browsing the internet - I went to a program that is on my taskbar (to close it) The pop up box came up when I right clicked it but then the box has stayed on the screen. If I go near it to close it - an egg timer symbol comes up. What could have caused this. I am going to restart the computer to try to get rid of it but I just wondered if I did something wrong so It doesn't happen again. I have had the programme for some time and this has never happened before.

A:what is causing this??

If you run Win XP you might want to check out this thread: Here Sounds a little like one of the new viruses going around affecting XP.


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Hi everyone! I am at a complete loss and very very veryyyyyy frustrated. For some reason, when I hook my computer up to the Ethernet at my school, it messes up. As soon as I try to surf the web, a few seconds later, the connection disconnects and says it is not available. After this happens, there is no way to get the connection back without shutting down the computer. Even more concerning is the fact that every time this happens, my computer won't fully shut down (the light stays on) and I have to perform a hard shutdown. With Wi-Fi, there is never an issue. I have asked the IT group at my campus if they have an ideas and they are at a loss. I have also taken my computer to Best Buy Geek Squad and they ran it through a battery of internet tests overnight through an Ethernet cable and said it never disconnected, which leads me to believe it is central to the school connection.
Also strange is the fact that it doesn't disconnect with certain things. The reason I use the wired connection is because I play Dota 2 and it lags too much over Wi-Fi at my school. As long as I just play Dota 2 and don't touch internet explorer, the connection usually stays steady. Even if dota 2 is off, and I just use the internet, the issue persists.
I currently have an Acer laptop and am running windows 10. Even so, this issue has been occurring even with windows 8 so I do not think it is OS related.

Please help

A:No one knows what is causing this or can help me....

I have also tried multiple Ethernet cables to no avail.

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Every day I get at least 100 email failure to deliver emails, this has been going on for 12 months.
I have sbcglobal.
I have Norton & Malwarebytes installed, they turn up no infections.
I assume some spammer is using me as a return address.
The From: name on the email below is not me (but the domain and email are correct).
Could someone look at this message below and maybe give me an idea as to how I can stop this.

Also, in the message what does this mean:

The words Newman Property would have been on an email sometime in the past 12 months, but why is it on all the emails sent?
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
> addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> <[email protected]>:
> does not like recipient.
> Remote host said: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
> Giving up on
> <[email protected]>:
> does not like recipient.
> Remote host said: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
> Giving up on
> --- Below this line is a copy of the message.
> Return-Path: <[email protected]>
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A:What is causing this

Welcome to TSG!

You may want to edit your post to remove your email address, it's shown in the header you posted.

This is a Header added by Yahoo! for reasons only they know; it has nothing to do with any mail you may have sent in the past.

Received: from unknown (HELO vpbits7833) ([email protected]

This line shows the sender. If your Public IP Address is, then the email was sent from your PC.
Meaning your PC is infected and is sending out spam.

ARIN Shows this info for that IP Address:

OrgName: Suddenlink Communications
OrgID: [URL="https://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput=O%20%21%20SUDDE"]SUDDE[/URL]
Address: 311 NNW Loop 323
City: Tyler
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 75701
Country: US[FONT=monospace]
[/FONT]OrgAbuseEmail: [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]
And WhatIsMyIpAaddress.com shows this (They are sometimes wrong on the location):

Geo-Location Information
Country:United States
City:Bossier City
Area Code:318
If this is not being sent from your PC, there is not much you can do. You can get the sender's IP addresss from the bounce message, look it up to find the Provider (Suddenlink in this case), and send a complaint to the abuse address. They may or may not do anything. This could be from someone's PC who has been infected, so about all the ISP can do is let them know they are in... Read more

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I am getting severe latency no matter what I do while on the Internet. I'm not really sure how to single out what the problem is, which is why I am here. I really want to fix this, it makes internet gaming absolutely ridiculous (7k-13k latency spikes every few minutes). It's nothing that will even boot me off the internet, it just spikes up to ridiculous heights and never disconnects me. Just gives me a huge delay.

I have a WRT55AG Linksys Router. Not sure if that will help much. This happens to every computer in my network. Two run on Vista, the other on XP and they all get this same latency. I have already spoken w/ my ISP and they assure me it's not on their end, so I am left to assume it's somewhere in my setup and equipment.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Whitney>tracert us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com

Tracing route to us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 2518 ms 99 ms 34 ms
3 223 ms 140 ms 433 ms
4 451 ms 44 ms 754 ms
5 * 549 ms 99 ms ex1-p14-0.eqdltx.sbcglobal.net []

6 57 ms 34 ms 29 ms gar6.dlstx.ip.att.net []
7 212 ms 859 ms 54 ms tbr1.dlstx.ip.att.net []
8 58 ms 1319 ms 224 ms tbr1.la2ca.ip.att.net []
9 1572 ms 199 ms 719 ms
10 117 ms 847 ms 194 ms
11 72 ms 154 ms 1069 ... Read more

A:What's causing this, how to fix?

Register at DSLReports and run their line quality tests. Post a link to the results here.

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So last week I noticed a weird noise from my computer, and opening it up I noticed it seemed to be coming from the fan. Pressing down on it lessened the noise, and I tried removing the fan completely and starting the computer and the noise was completely gone, so I figured, "ok, bad fan, no problem, I can replace that". Well, I'm still waiting for the new fan, but I wanted to run the computer for a bit to run a few programs quick, transfer a few files to external HD's, etc.Well, I noticed I couldn't use the internet on that computer for some reason, every page just times out. Also, once that computer is on, every other device in the house can't use the internet either, just pages timing out. Once I turn the computer with the bad fan off, the internet works as expected everywhere else. Now I'm wondering if there's more to it than just a bad fan, and wondering if anyone has ever experienced this or has any ideas on what's going on?

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Hi new here,So if I'm not properly inquiring about my issue please forgive and redirect me.What are rundll32.exe files and why are they causing my computer to have to close them at my shut-down?Could they be causing other issues.When I ran a search of my C & D hard drives they are showing as (7) prefetch Windows primarily,along with 3 applications:1 is a System321 is a ServicePackFiles/i3861 is a $NtServicePackUninstall$Any insight will enlighten me(hopefully).Thanks,BarbNFL

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Sometimes the internet works fine, then the ping times seem to start to rapidly increase, or it will completely time out. My ISP insists that there is nothing wrong on their end. I checked for viruses/spyware on every computer in the network and there was no detections. Any suggestions as to what could be the problem?

A:What is causing this?

Register at DSLReports and run their line quality tests. Post a link to the results here.

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I've been having problems opening my hard drive from My Computer and when i right click on it, it comes up with gibberish (as seen in the attached pic). This problem spreads to memory sticks occasionally, and is only fixed by formatting {cleansed with fire...}.

I am unable to disable the "Do not show hidden files & folders" option in Folder Options. When i switch the option to "Show hidden files and folders", press ok, then go back into Folder Options, it is back on "Do not show...".

Also, is there meant to be around 7 svchost.exe's running in Processes, along with at least 2 explorer.exe's?

A:What Is Causing This?! I NEED HELP!

Hi Metael!!

Welcome to TSF!!

It seems like your computer is infected by malware. You can try to follow this steps:

5 Steps before posting

And then, post the HijackThis log in this forum:

HijackThis Forum

And then, be patient. The security analyst on the forum will attend to your case as soon as they can. If you still experience the same issue after you've declared CLEAN by security analyst, continue to post here back so that we can guide you further

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When browsing the web, sometimes after clicking on a link it takes about 5-20 seconds to start loading the resource, it doesn't happen everytime only sometimes (maybe every 50-150 times)! This isn't because of my system, it's a laptop and I've been out with it to public hotspots and used different connections with it and none of them did this! I have a very low quality DSL connection (This is the best available where I live) Could this be the Connection or Could it be a low quality router? Wireless signal strength shouldn't be a problem as well because most of the time I'm using it while being very close to the router!

A:What could be causing this?

If a link is busy (many people using) it can be slow to load.

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I have a 3.4GHz Pentium 4 HT which is causing jittery gameplay with my GeForce 7600GT. I have 2GB Ram and a Sound Blaster Audigy sound card. Whenever i get into "Firefights" on many games it will reduce my framerate. Is there a way of fixing my CPU to prevent this?

A:CPU Causing Lag

Doubt it is your CPU that is causing this problem. What evidence do you have that it is the CPU rather than the video graphics, memory, or overheated drive?

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My system specs are in my .sig, but in short I'm running Windows 2000, Norton Systemworks 2003 with NAV autoupdating, I've run AdAware and Spybot with no hits, and have received no indications of a virus. This problem happened before, a couple of months ago, I had to replace my profile to fix it.

What happens is, after some random amount of time after a reboot/restart, the Start menu will only have about 4 items in it, and everything on the desktop becomes unclickable - no response at all to clicks, whether mouse or keyboard. Everything seems to be working normally, but nothing will respond to me. Logging off and back on will fix the problem.

The first time, I decided it was just a corrupted profile, something I was quite familiar with as an NT admin. It started occassional, as it is now, but eventually I could watch the corruption set in, as icons started vanishing or stopped responding to clicks. By the time I tried a profile reset, it was happening within 10 minutes of logging in.

Now I'm wondering though, if something specific is either triggering the corruption, or something else is going on. I have done full system virus scans, spyware scans, and anything else I can think of,

Probably not related, but noteable, is that around once or twice a month, I'll wake up to find a BSOD, BAD_POOL_CALLER, on my machine (ox0C2, 0x40, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0). I updated some drivers, including my soundcard (SoundMax) drivers, but the problem persists, and happens at ni... Read more

A:What could be causing this?

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Here are the basics of what is going on. First, it started when i was redirected to virus sites when i would type something and search in google. in addition, i would have random audio ads that would start up, but there was no way to close them (at this point, that hasn't happened in a few days). then, my computer restarted and when it came back up, my background would come up, but none of my desktop icons, start menu, nothing else would come up. i'm still actually having to just press ctrl alt delete and run everything through taskmanager. also, when i try to run malwarebytes or just about any other program, it may run for a few seconds or minutes, but it always shuts down whatever program i'm trying to run and then it locks me out of it by saying "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" whenever i try to run the program again after it has been shutdown. and yes, i've already tried renaming the programs to get them to run but it still shuts those down as well.

A:Don't know what's causing this but i need help

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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My PC keeps auto rebooting, I can only get to this window via the safe mode. Thought maybe the graphics card but that doesn't explain the rebooting?


A:What's causing this?

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I have been testing my GPU with a load of games latley and found that on all valve game eg: L4D2 and half life 2 deat match i only get 50 FPS on 1080P all maxed out yet my mate has a GTX 460 standard edition and has same settings but he get 60 all the time only differnce in his pc is he has a AMD 940 at 3.0GHz could this be why a less powerfull GPU is getting more than my 1?

A:Is my CPU causing low FPS

Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer

I have been testing my GPU with a load of games latley and found that on all valve game eg: L4D2 and half life 2 deat match i only get 50 FPS on 1080P all maxed out yet my mate has a GTX 460 standard edition and has same settings but he get 60 all the time only differnce in his pc is he has a AMD 940 at 3.0GHz could this be why a less powerfull GPU is getting more than my 1?

Yes, but probbly not. Boith the same OS, hd, network,etc?

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I would like opinions as to what is responsible for this?  The computer video card or the monitor?  Just a guess would behelpful.  This monitor is hooked to a new Dell xps8900.  It happens about once a week.  Power cycling the system fixes it.                .

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Whenever I boot up and get into Win 98se everything appears normal. But if I try and delete a file or run a audio/video file my computer locks but it's not a normal lock. The hard drive light stays on constant and my monitor turns off if I try and reset it I can't I have to shut it down. Thinking maybe a faulty hard drive I swapped it but to no avail, than thinking it might be heat I checked my peltier but it was running cold. I don't know what it could be I was thinking either a virus or power supply. Any suggestions.

A:I don't know what is causing this

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What is causing my computer to run hot?

A:What can be causing my computer to run hot?

There can be several reasons why your computer may be overheating. Some of the common reasons can be:1. Accumulation of dust in the computer's case2. Insufficient ventilation3. CPU fan not performing optimally4. Overall room temperature is high5. The computer is running continuously for hours together To know more about overheating of computer, these links can be useful:Important: The following links are of third-party websites. It is recommended to update your security software thoroughly before clicking on the links.http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/pc_cooling.htmhttp://www.howtogeek.com/174288/how-to-tell-if-your-computer-is-overheating-and-what-to-do-about-it/http://lifehacker.com/5570909/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-overheating-and-why-its-important

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I hope this is the correct area of the forum to post this if not please either move it or tell me where I should post it.
Sorry if this is a bit long and complicated but I am trying to give as much info as I can in the hope someone will spot the solution.
For years I have used Kaspersky without any problem.
Likewise for years i have used an accounting programme called Manager (Manager.io)
Yesterday Manager was suddenly missing from my computer so I reinstalled it.
As soon as I open it it appears for about 1 second then vanishes and I get an error message saying the programme has been moved or changed (see image)
I checked their forum and they tried to help. We eventually found that while it installs all the programme files the .exe file is missing.
I ran a full virus scan
I ran a rootkit scan
I ran Malwarebytes scan
I used CCleaner to check my reg
Problem remained.
I tried System Restore but it said it had failed
I then tried with Kaspersky paused,
Still no joy.
After a full day of doing nothing but battle this programme I decided to copy the .exe file from another computer into the hidden App list of files.
If I click it it simply instantly deletes itself
However if I right click and then run as Administrator the programme opens.
NOTE. I am the only user on this computer and I am an Administrator.
So I am baffled.
Any suggestions why this is happening and how I can actually install and use it would be great.
We run a charity that provides everything for 54 very vulnerable hi... Read more

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I have an infestation that is causing periodic pop-up windows.... I have followed the step-by-step procedure listed under "Please Read Before Posting A HiJack This Log." Here is my HiJack This log... Help would be greatly appreciated....


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:09:02 AM, on 1/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:Infection is Causing Pop-ups

Hello and Welcome

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of fixes as soon as they are posted.

Before proceeding any further, please create a new directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\
Re-locate your HijackThis files to the new directory

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Download this tool and save it to your desktop. Then double click the tool and follow the instructions.


When its done, reboot and post the log that is created on your desktop called VBG.TXT in your next reply

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With HiJackThis & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: ATLDistrib Object - {7A1A109F-58B3-414B-9829-5F4D9BE5FEDE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstqn.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {9239E4EC-C9A6-11D2-A844-00C04F68D538} - (no file)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: sstqn - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstqn.dll

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Download and install CleanUp!

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!"
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Yesterday I built a new PC and I've already had two BSODs, one while playing Tribes and the other while simply sending an email. After the first BSOD I removed the beta driver I was using (with Driver Sweeper) and reinstalled the official driver and it seemed to fix some issues I was having, but then this new BSOD just came out of the blue.

Any help would be great.


i5 3570k
GTX 680
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Windows 7 64bit

A:New PC, GPU causing BSODS?

Driver fault, cannot register a proper value for it, though.

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Ok guys I'll start out saying that I love using Zonealarm it protects my computer well. However if may have done something that is pissing me off and has been more then a week now. I play Counter-Strike on STEAM, and it lags so bad now that my ping jumps to 4095 or from 180 to 1400 it spikes so bad I can't even move. This hasn't been doing this before and I use dial up of course. I could play well with dial up so I don't get why I been lagging this bad. To put it together how this has to do with Zonealarm ever since I updated zonealarm to 5.0 or w/e it needed to be was about a few weeks ago. Ever since then steam has been lagging bad for me on CS. Even 1.5 CS has lagged bad on me and crashed like steam has been it's very annoying. Also Red Alert 2 I like to play in my free time has been lagging badly too sometimes. Could someone tell me if this has been casued by zonealarm and if there's something I can do. I have my a/v program updated, my spybot updated, my adaware updated, and I have scanned and my computer is completely cleaned. I even use MRU Blaster, and CWShreader.

A:Zonealarm may be causing lag?

Most likely you simply need a faster connection.

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please help.

Downloaded this app for online stock market trading.But if you look at the pic,you will notice that some text/words are not aligned properly and can only see the bottom half.I have been in touch with there tech support but they dont know what is causing the problem.


A:what is causing this to happen?????

Hi -

Do you have a link for the app so I can see specs?

Do you have this probblem w/ any other apps?

Regards. . .



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HI All,

I am very new to all this computer stuff and need a little help.

Two weeks ago I changed my ram on my computer from 3gb of ddr2 pc2 5300 (667mhz) to 2gb of ddr2 pc2-6400 (800mhz). This was not brand new. I had no problems. Then Tuesday (6th MAy) I added another 4gb ram exactly the same brand OCZ pc2 -6400 (800mhz) so three sticks of OCZ 2gb gold edition ram [email protected] (all used not new)

Now in the matter of two days I have three BSOD. I am guessing it is a fault with one or both of these sticks and currently running the system on each one individually to see.

All three blue screens have had different issues


I am running Windows home 64 bit edition, service pack 1

A:Is My new Ram Causing BSOD

Hi du5t1n and welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the link below

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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So i have a huge problem. Sometimes when i play games or i'm just on skype i get BSOD. I have:

2.8GHz processor (ill check the name shortly)
12gb RAM (3X4gb)
850W charger or whatever you call it.
Asus radeon 7850 2gb

Ok, so the ram is like 2 weeks old, because i only had 4 gb of rAm and with the amount of application ang games i had it was WAY too little. The graphics card is 3 months old, so new too but everything else incl. My motherboard and processor is around 3 years old. I formated my computer and reinstalled win7 64 like 3 times last week (dont ask why). There is also a problem where some games just crash and close. So i think Ram or graphivs card isnt the problem, overheating probably isnt either because i have 10 fans and
I only play like 2hours max a day due to school.

I aint
Sure about software but i'm not using anything weird only that ihave 2 screens and use some software for the taskbar.

Although a month ago the 2 lower legs of my processor cooling fridge broke and my computer overheated waaay to muchxand it closed my computer several times, but the computer guy in the store said that everything is still fine.

Now look, i aint some computer genius, so if you could, please make your answers short ot i wont undersand anything
Or just tell me whih part of my comp you think is broken. :D

If uxwant additional info please just say.

Sorry for the spelling mistakes i was wriing on my phone :P

A:What is causing my BSOD??

Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

Did the BSOD issue start before or after the new Ram was installed?

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I've been having a lot of crashes lately. They are pretty random. Happens most of the time while gaming but can also happen when the computer is just idling. What can I do?

Minidump file here:

A:What is causing my crashes and how do I fix it?

Try WhoCrashed. It can analyze dump files and point to possible causes. http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

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Hey guys I'm new and decided to check it out when google and reddit had failed me.
I'm Running a

8GB of ram
600watt evga PSU
windows 7(Problem Persists on Windows 10)and on fresh installs.
I am on a 1366x768 monitor with vga only (I am using a converter to DVI from VGA) Two fans one in taking and one exhaust with the latest drivers and clean installed using DDU before installing updated drivers..

That was my setup and now my issue. I play the witcher 3 and A modded skyrim but within the range of what my gpu can output at the resolution. And I get crashes even afer a Dx9-11 reinstall. With 10 to 15 mintues of playtime I get a crash, Artifacting or a BSOD. Now when I tried trouble shooting I ran Furmark and Prime95 for an hour and nothing came up but when I run the witcher I crash. My CPU reaches 65C and Gpu reaches 68C. Witcher 3 is non modded and skyrim was ran with SKSE a 2k Texture pack and a ENB, I have no issues with NBA 2k17.
I am running no OC yet it still happens. Thanks for reading this and any help.

A:What is causing GPU Instability?

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The most significant thing that I remember is downloading .Net Framework 4 manually along with XNA for 4.0 to play a game. After that, my computer (or laptop to be specific) seems to be running "busy". For example, I was just viewing a video on YouTube and suddenly the sounds doesn't work. This clue might be leaning to a driver problem, but right now, the audio is just working fine since then. Is the .Net Framework 4 the cause of the Blue Screen? Unfortunately, I didn't have any restore points during that time. Also, when I tried running Windows Update, which is relevant to .Net Framework, a lot of the updates fail (They fail to reconfigure during the restart). I tried re-installing .Net Framework 4, but I get an error now. All help would be appreciated.

A:What's causing the BSOD?

Welcome aboard.

Uninstall .Net framework 4 following the tutorial Windows Update - Uninstall an Update.

Then, download the standalone installer and install it, from http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/downl....aspx?id=17718.

Then do it: Windows Update - Reset

If still the BSODs continue, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

If the windows update errors continue to occur, start a new thread in Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Forums, following the Windows Update Posting Instructions.

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My computer has been very buggy for a while. Would love some assistance with this BSOD.

A:BSOD - Not sure what's causing it.

From your crash dumps:


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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 50, {fffff96001351560, 0, fffff960000f8293, 2}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!DEVLOCKOBJ::bLock+7f )
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : cdd.dll ( cdd!memset+80 )
Your logs show your Nvidia Drivers are contributing to your BSOD's:


*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
Driver: nvlddmkm.sys
Dated: Sat Feb 09 23:13:08 2013
Please update your Nvidia Driver to the latest version:

1. Download latest Nvidia Driver, choosing Option 2: Nividia Driver Download
2. Goto Start> Type: Device Manager
3. Expand Display Adapters
4. Right-Click "Driver Name", and Uninstall
5. Reboot your computer
6. Run Driver Sweeper
7. Reboot again
8. Install Downloaded Nividia Driver

Use Driver Sweerper to scan for any left over files from the old driver:

Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling

Create a System Restore point before starting.

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Recently got a system back up and running from a major crash and burn that required multiple hardware replacements. Everything remained compatable though. For some reason though, now, whenever a disk is put in that checks the system's hardware, the system dies. It may just be the display, since the system sounds like its still running, but I haven't had it happen with sound enabled yet, so I don't know for sure. Essentially, put in Audio card install disc, crash. Mobo driver install disc, crash. City of Heroes, everything's fine, Max Payne, groovy. Any ideas as to what's up?

A:DVD/CD-RW causing shutdown?

does it display any error messages before it shuts down or does it just crash?

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Lately my computer has getting blue screens, could someone help me find out what is causing them? Here is the dump file http://www.mediafire.com/?zbb43ou0zycjx7h

A:What is causing my PC to BSOD?

Your video driver needs to be updated or the video card is bad

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My friend is having problems and cant even see his start bar or icons, Explorer.exe is running. he can open task manager and windows explorer and such but he's having big issues. (He is running Windows XP) here is his Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:26:21 PM, on 5/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeper.exe
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A:Help, no trace of what is causing.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi guys. Recently upgraded from my 2GB Gigabyte HD 5970 to a Gigabyte 4GB GTX 970. Whenever I play DayZ (and only DayZ), I get re-occurring BSOD issues. The computer just cuts to black and restarts.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (updated with newest service pack)
CPU: Intel i7 2.67gHz
Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB
Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme
PSU: Corsair 850w
Please find attached my latest dump file which will hopefully be of help.

A:GTX 970 causing BSOD

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A friend of mine had a gateway that the harddrive went bad. I replaced the drive and manage to load everything win xp sp2 with all downdoads. All gateway drivers.

About 70 percent of the time when inserting a cd thesystem reboots.

I enabled the BOD and no error. This will also occur in the safe mode. No flags in system events. No beep codes.

Ran memtest86 OK. Ran Toast OK. Hooked an extra cd drive to the PSU removed the ribbon and inserted a cd in both no flux in power. Swapped the drive for a known good one no difference. Uninstalled the drive in device manager rebooted win discovered and installed no diff. Im lost.

A:cd causing reboot

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Ok had in my computer a basic 256mb Ram and i upgraded to 512mb CORSAIR 184-pin DDR-DIM and had no problems but about 2 weeks ago i started to have problems during gameplay. I was getting about a 45 second slow down during games and it would happen every 15-20 minutes. At first i thought it might just be that i need some more so i bought another 512mb CORSAIR to go along side it, exactly the same, but i am still getting the same problem. It does not matter which game i play even if its an old one, or one that used low ram it would still and still does slow down for about 45 seconds every 15-20 minutes.

Whats going on? Any help greatly welcomed.

A:Solved: Is my RAM causing this?

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What is causing my computer to run hot?

A:What can be causing my computer to run hot?

There can be several reasons why your computer may be overheating. Some of the common reasons can be:1. Accumulation of dust in the computer's case2. Insufficient ventilation3. CPU fan not performing optimally4. Overall room temperature is high5. The computer is running continuously for hours together To know more about overheating of computer, these links can be useful:Important: The following links are of third-party websites. It is recommended to update your security software thoroughly before clicking on the links.http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/pc_cooling.htmhttp://www.howtogeek.com/174288/how-to-tell-if-your-computer-is-overheating-and-what-to-do-about-it/http://lifehacker.com/5570909/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-overheating-and-why-its-important

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I have been trying to fix my computer for weeks, everytime I type a bunch of pop-ups come up trying to get me to sign onto my email. I had reformatted twice and finally used a different drive and still couldn't get it fixed, as soon as the OS was installed the pop-ups started. Finally I thought and remembered I had installed new Labtec wireless mouse and keyboard about the time I had the problem. So I exchanged them and have had no problems since. Now I hope to find a fix so I can use my new keyboard and mouse. I have never heard of such a thing. I am waiting for Labtecs support to come back up and hopefully will get a fix. I checked the properties and settings for the board, but can't correct the problem thru it.I will post if I find a solution.

A:Keyboard Causing Pop-ups

I would suspect that the problem was caused by a faulty keyboard.

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I went into my computer recently (which is custom made) to put screws into my hard drive, which I had never done thanks to my negligence and decided to do some cable management. After I was finished I plugged back in my PSU cable and switched it back on. The PC did not boot, all that would work was all the fans ( including the PSU fan itself) and the power button on the front of my PC case is blinking, no specific pattern to said blinking. This isn't the first time this has happened either. The last time it happened I replaced my PSU due to the lack of patience I had at the time. After replacing the PSU everything was semi-fine. The only problems being my computer shut off at random times, and the wireless adapter disabled itself on occasion. So at this point I am assuming this is something to do with the PSU and my own error. I would love to get proper opinions on the matter, because I sure have no idea what I am talking about anymore. Thanks.

PC Specs:
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card

Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)

Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

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A:What is causing the problem?

Going by your specs you made a rather weak choice on your power supply. The Builder Series PSU's were designed to run Basic Computer Systems. Email, Web Browsing, Office type Aps, viewing Videos and the like. Everything else in your system appears good but a 500 watt PSU is IMHO under powered for your system. Especially if you a planning any serious Gaming.

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Hello folks,

So about a month or so ago, I decided to upgrade from windows XP to Windows 7. Before my upgrade, everything on my computer was working fine and nothing was wrong. Since I installed windows 7, I've noticed from time to time (note: it doesn't happen everytime I boot up my computer, but most of the time) that when I'm on my computer, A thin black line will appear horizontally across my screen for a split second and disappear. This line changes places, sometimes it goes across the middle of the screen, the top, or the bottom. also at times, the screen kind of jolts and the picture will discombobulate for a split second and go back to normal. This is very annoying when I'm trying to watch a movie. I was wondering, does windows 7 have a display issue?

A:Is Windows 7 causing this?


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I have recently installed a solid state hard drive into my laptop and since doing so I have experienced numerous system crashes. When this happens an error screen appears, but there is not enough time to read the content before it restarts and boot options kick in (ie safe mode etc). The crash seemed to occur when I was browsing the net and has become more frequent and now has crashed minutes after start up. It seemed to be prompted by any simple action like closing dialogue boxes, whereas initially it occurred only infrequently. I am confident that the root cause has to do with the Kingston SSD as my old hard drive works ok (so far). Please help

Here's the event logs etc from windows.

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When I first installed the HDD and Windows, I ran the Windows experience thing and it rated the HDD at 7.8 out of 7.9 which made me think I had no reason to mess around with settings etc.

Once I noticed these issues I did some research and saw that I should have updated the SSD's firmware which I attempted to do and think I did successfully but it had no effect.

Hope you can help me.

A:New SSD causing issues

Down load Crystal Disk and run it. It will show you the condition of the disk.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

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hey.. its me again... last time i forgo to add the logs... but yeah... whats going on is that im in a laptop program at school... so we have a wirless signal.. but when i connect, it doesnt connect properlly, and when i diagnose it, it says something about "cannot connect to DNS Server (!!!! i know that this is some type of bug!!!! how do i get rid of it!!! cause my Nortan Anti-Virus stopped working and Windows defender does not pick it up... so, i have this problem at school only.. but at home, we have a wireless router... i can fully connect to this signal.. but when ever i go on the internet and i google something.. i click on the link i want, but uunstead the internet brings me to either a shopping site or some other type of a search engine!!!! so of course.. this isanother bug im guessing!!!! so how do i stop that too?

thanks a ton
grade 10 lockerby S.T.E.P laptop student.

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 14:32:04.90 on 07/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.1013.467 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton Internet Security *disabled*

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:bug causing DNS and redirection!!!


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:


Please continue as follows:
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

To create HijackThis log:

Download and install TrendMicro HijackThis
* Once installed open HijackThis by clicking Start > Programs > HijackThis and click the button labeled
Do a system scan only

* Click the scan button in the lower left hand corner of the interface and HijackThis will quickly scan your system.
* Once the scan is complete the scan button will now read save log. Click this button to save the log file to your PC. Once you select where you would like to save the file it will open in your systems default text editor. Typically this application is Notepad. Post the log here.

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Recently over the past week I've been getting random BSODs when I was just browsing the net on my computer. his is the first time that I've been getting the problem since I got my new computer.


A:BSOD Help. Don't what what is causing it.

I'm not a BSOD expert. The experts on this Forum are seriously back-logged helping others. So until one responds to your thread there are a few things to check.

- Make sure your memory sticks, GPU, etc are seated properly
- If using multiple memory sticks test each stick by itself in slot # 1 (or whichever slot the motherboard manufacturer recommends for a single stick)
- After checking each stick, check each slot
- Check your power management options.
- Check your PSU.
- Use default BIOS setting if you overclock

You could also run a systm file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) It will look for damaged or corrupt system files and try to replace them with the correct versions. If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If still no luck, you could work through these troubleshooting steps prepared by one of the forum experts. It's time consuming but may help isolate the problem.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I am very lost and confused.
Yesterday, someone used my computer. They added a lot of malware and add-ons for my browsers. I realized what they did when I saw a black screen with only the cursor. I was able to get out of it by ending the explorer.exe and doing it again as a new process. Then I uninstalled what I could see was recent through Control Panel as well as manually.
When I restart and log in I'm met with the black screen and cursor. But when I run through safe mood I'm in just fine. What's the cause of this and how do I fix this?

A:What's causing my BSOD and how do I fix it?

I'd suggest posting over in the Am I Infected forum:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
Please read the pinned topics at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post there.
If the BSOD's continue after they give you the "all clear", then Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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