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Q: Computer keeps freezing

Hi there.

For a few weeks now my laptop has been freezing (as in all functions stop, it isn't shutting down by itself though) usually every two days although yesterday and the day before, it was two days in a row.

What's strange is that it only ever happens between 8 & 10pm. I've sometimes left my computer on all night (after that time) and it never has this problem or earlier during the day.

Also, it hasn't happened during that time period, when I've disconnected the internet (I disconnect the internet when I watch dvds otherwise it's likely to freeze).

I've done scans for viruses and spyware but it isn't finding anything other than tracking cookies.

Here's my system info.

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
Processor: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~790MHz
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Physical RAM: 446MB
Virtual Memory: 2047MB

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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My Computer for the past two weeks and sometimes on and off had suddenly becaame it freeze alot when starting jukebox, or just simple programs like internet explorer, I would highly appriciate someone looking at my log file and replying, Thanks Alot!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:00 PM, on 11/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
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\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

I don't see anything in your log or your description of your problem to come to the conclusion that your problem is malware related. When there is malware present there will always be other internet related symptoms like popups or a browser hijack etc...

I will advise you to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Spyware as the version you have is very old and no longer supported. It in now called Windows Defender.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently. Go through this now and see if it helps:

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.


Personally, I think you should click on the "report" link of your post and ask the moderator to move your thread to the malware removal forum, to be certain that the malware is gone.

Be sure to read


and http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603619-please-read-before-posting-forum.html

It is possible that the programs you listed have missed a nasty piece of malware.

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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hi all im new to techspot,my computer keeps freezing.my friend who built both my last 2 computers has done all kinds of checks,tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard,replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for 3 days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up.replaced graphics card worked ok for 2 days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up,ive just ordered new 1.5tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply,ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones.i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no's wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he's never come across this,its totally random ive even got new 22 inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present.its so annoying can anyone help please

A:Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

Well replace the power supply then...

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I don't know what else to say other than my computer has been freezing and firefox has been freezing lately. I called the manufacturer and he said to restore windows to factory settings, so I did that. Things were great for a week or so, but recently my computer has begun freezing again. It happens pretty frequently. Firefox will also freeze when trying to get it to do very little work, like loading two tabs simultaneously, e.g. My AVS found a suspicious file recently and quarantined it, but still, the freezing has continued. Please advise.

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Carly Mergens at 23:41:53.37 on Sat 02/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3884.2374 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

A:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
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\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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Recently(about 2 weeks ago), my computer started freezing. It happened 5 times already(one of them occurred as I was typing this post). I wasn't doing anything in particular, just using Firefox to browser the web.

3 of the freezings occurred while I was just browsing, 2 occurred while my computer was starting up. No sites in general either, out of the 3 times I froze, I was on different sites each time(all of them are "known safe ones" too like ign.com, wikipedia, etc).

After the latest freeze(during browsing), I restarted my computer only for my computer to freeze again after 3 seconds(screen stayed the same, it happened right after it showed me my memory test). Then I restarted my computer again and it froze before anything showed up(monitor did not detect anything so the monitor did not show anything).
Here's what I have done so far:

1. I used memtest86 and done 3 full tests, no errors on any tests.

2. Did anti-virus and anti-spyware scan on my computer(I used: Avast, Spybot, Adaware).

3. Checked Windows Event Viewer(unfortunately it didn't log anything).

Here's the last things I did to my computer before I noticed the freezings:
1. I downloaded and installed Secunia PSI.

2. I downloaded and installed the latest version of WinRAR and Quicktime player(recommendations from Secunia).

3. I also installed various security patches from microsoft update.

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing(computer stays frozen until I shutdown)

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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I'm sorry I have to add to your list of people to help, but I have tried a few times to troubleshoot but everything I have done has ended up in another problem leading to freezing...

Currently the situation is as follows,

I start my computer, everything loads up fine... then I use google chrome for a while and after maybe about 5 minutes, it starts to freeze up, where the mouse becomes permanently loading but is unable to finish loading... after a while the whole com will freeze up...

The current error at the time of freezing as according to event viewer seems to be this one

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

This was after I tried to fix this problem

"A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Windows Error Reporting Service service to connect."

by changing its services status from manual to automatic...

Hope you can help me... thanks

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I have one problem, which started a while back, and I lost a 40gb hdd because of it... (Not big I know .. )

Basically, my computer freezes every now and then, whenever it feels like, or in which I believe the problem to be, my pc is using too much memory..

I think, or I thought, I had a problem with my memory, but I have changed both my motherboard and memory, but still the same problem.. I had formatted it a few times before I threw my old 40gb in the bin, but still got the same problem.. I now have two new 60gb hdd's, and still the same problem...

I'm now lost, because I don't know what to do seeing as my last hope was the memory, processor, or motherboard, but all those are brand new, along with the brand new 60gb hdd's....

Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks!

A:Computer keeps freezing

Problem solved

Turns out it still was my memory, but I got faulty memory...

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So I just moved my computer from one room to another and for some reason it started freezing all the time. There was nothing new about the set up or peripherals, just a new room! I have a computer that is about 3 years old. It's an HP and it runs Windows XP.

It would often freeze very near the startup and would freeze all the time if I tried starting up itunes. so i ran all the anit-virus and spyware programs I could during safe mode. (I had malware bytes, advance systemcare, ad aware, and spybot running. I even cleaned up with ccleaner and cleaned the reg). It made things a little better but kept freezing. I went to BIOS and made sure everything was at their default settings(don't think it did anything really). I even tried a system restore but it kept failing. So I decided to reformat it and everything seemed fine at first.

BUT i noticed that it was slowing down a lot when trying to run certain setups and windows commands such as: add/remove programs and trying to delete large files. And then it started freezing again. It even froze while i was trying to install the driver for my tablet which i use as my mouse so now i get a bunch of error messages on startup and the cursor is stuck at the upper left screen. It's my only mouse so i have to reformat...again. So it doesn't seem like it's a software issue. I don't know much about BIOS, memory or hardware stuff. Can somebody please help?!?!

A:Computer Keeps freezing

It sounds like a hardware issue but you can try this and see if it helps. Start > run . type cmd. On the command line prompt type chkdsk /r (Note: there is a space between the letter k and the forward slash). Press enter. You will receive a message that the volume is in use and chkdsk cannot be performed and asked to type y or n to schedule a scan upon re-boot. Type y of course then press enter. Type exit then press enter. Restart your computer and allow the scan to run. After completion run a quality defragmenting program such as Diskeeper, Defragler or Ultimate Defrag. You can google any of these to find a download site.

Good luck!!

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Hello all, just recently my dad gave me his HP G60 laptop. It costs 700 $ and has done pretty well so far... but then the hard drive light started to blink in a pattern, like On-----off--on------off-- and every time it goes off the computer freezes, and when it comes back on its ok. I am led to believe that it is dllhost.exe or KeyIso. Please help me! And i have tried removing both of these. Please just tell me the name of the .dll that is causing this problem. thank you,

A:Computer freezing? Please help!

you might want to test your Hard Drive, here are instructions:


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I have a HP mini tower 3ghz intel processor, with 3.25 gigs of ram, upgraded graphics card, one 80 gig WD hard drive and a second Tera byte hard drive.

I have been having problems with it freezing up on average five minutes after logging on, the cursor still moves and every menu I open stays frozen on the screen and eventually no menus will open, Control Alt Delete does not work at this point. The only way I can get it back to working is to kill the power reboot and quickly have Avast do a boot scan before it freezes up. It will work after this for on average for a day before it freezes again.

I have ran regular scans with avast, AVG, Trojan remover and Maleware Bytes. I have ran scans in safe mode with avast, and maleware bytes in safe mode and of course the boot scan with avast. The boot scan found a few corrupted files which I removed, didn't help.
I also ran a pc cleanup program by PC Tools it cleaned the usual stuff and registry. My PC starts and runs quickly thanks to this but it still freezes up.

If you need more info let me know.


A:Computer freezing up

it cleaned the usual stuff and registryRegistry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to... Read more

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OK i have this problem with these odd freezes occurring. the freeze will happen randomly and then just restart. when it freezes the screen will go to a vertical strips that are the color i have the color scheme set to. i have had this problem for about 4 months now. i have tried replacing the hard drive and motherboard. i have tested the memory sticks as well as run just about every scanner out there. i have reformatted several times. i built the computer myself in January. my spec are i5 quad core processor, 7gb ram, 1.5 tb hard drive, asus p7p55d-e pro, and radeon 5700 series. any help would be great i have spent quite a penny on this computer and its really frustrating that its not working right.
-Thank You

A:computer freezing

Try uninstalling and cleaning away your current antivirus solution. Then install MSE as a replacement.


If there are actual bsod crashes, please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy the files there to any other folder. Then rar or zip them and attach the compressed file to a post.

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it started today- when I click on a web page to either open or switch to another tab (Mozilla is my default) my computer first starts slowing to a slugs pace, then stops altogether. AVG isn't finding anything nor are the scans from different antispyware programs. Don't know what else to do.
The last couple of days, when typing in my google toolbar my page starts jumping up and down. From what I've read online it could be my monitor period, but it is only 2 years old!
Back to the freezing- the only way I could get back online was to create a blackout ( flicked off the power bar switch).
Here is what hijack this says:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:57:37 PM, on 18/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sv... Read more

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my comp keeps freezing randomly, and i'm pretty sure it's got something to do with malware.. i've tried installing avg but whenever i try doing that the comp freezes and i have to restart....
Here's the HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:41:20 PM, on 3/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Varun.SABLOK.000\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Commo... Read more

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Hi, I've been having freezing issues with my computer lately. It seems to freeze on certain websites I visit and is now almost always freezing when I watch videos from Youtube and similar video sharing websites. Am I infected? Please help

A:My computer keeps freezing! Please help!

Which browser is misbehaving?  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is pla... Read more

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I have got a computer that never used to freeze but since i got a new hard drive it starts to freeze when ever it feels like. Anyone know why is it because of the heat or anything i put my hand at the abck fan and its warm air?

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Hi, I have Vista and recently my computer freezes up and I have to either unplug it or manually restart it.

There is no new hardware or software that I think is affecting this but I am getting this error occasionally: "display driver Atikmdag has restarted...".

Here are my system details:
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (Canada)
Processor a
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

ACER Aspire M5620 R01-A0
System Serial Number: PTS860X013735120E62700
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Main Circuit Board b
Board: ACER G33T-AM 1.0
Serial Number: V35110G73100760
Bus Clock: 267 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. R01-A0 07/21/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (22.0"vis, s/n HVFLB01767, October 2006)
SHARP HDMI [Monitor] (37.0"vis)

489.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.51 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Hitachi HDT725050VLA380 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n FV4A104RK14TA6, SMART Status: Hea... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

1 - download the latest version of the Display Driver only (DO NOT download the entire Catalyst Control Center) for your video card and OS.

2 - uninstall all ATI software from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program

3 - visit the Device Manager and ensure that the ATI display adapter is uninstalled.

4 - install the ATI display driver and see if that helps.

If not, try this free diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit


Prime95 download site: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
Prime95 Se... Read more

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So yesterday, my computer turned off for no reason. I thought it was overheating, because I had the computer had been on for 10 hours straight (My brother used it as well). Today, I tried turning it on, and it freezes at the start, where, for my computer, it says GATEWAY, and big words. It stays there and I can't do anything about it. After 10 minutes, it beeps once, and a minute later turns off. Also, yesterday the screen was black when I left and came back for a while, and it wouldn't turn back. I pressed enter and it made the login sound, and then I can hear some sounds from the game my brother was playing, but it remained black. So I turned on High Contrast and turned it off and it turned back to normal. Does that have anything to do with it? Help?

Oh and by the way, I can't access Safe Mode. I don't get a BSOD either.

A:My computer keeps freezing

Try replacing the power supply if this is a desktop PC

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My new build freezes... Mostly during gaming...

Even though after I check System Information for Windows (SIW), it says that the hard drive and cpu temps are around 20, the video card is more around 45-55 celcius... Is this something that I should be worried about?

It's an 8800GTS (640mb), and I have the fans running at full speed, but even during simple games like UT (GOTY edition [from 1999]) or Civ IV, it freezes after about 3 minutes or so of gameplay...

Is there any way to fix this? And I don't quite understand why it's freezing... There's a slot open underneath the video card, so it has room to get air from, and I'm using a Cooler Master case, so it can get sufficient airflow... Should I take out the extra PCI slot-holder things that hold the spaces before there are cards in there? I'm a bit confused since it's all running soundly otherwise...

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My computer keeps freezing a lot lately. I once took it to be upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. Originally it was a Windows vista Home Premium. After the upgrade everything was fine for about a month or two. Then while i was playing Combat Arms, I got a Blue Screen. This has been going on for a while. Sometimes when i start it, it asks me if i want to Launch Startup Repair. I clicked it and it said it was loading files then the computer just restarts. Sometimes while the windows logo is coming up it freezes and have to press the power button. Then while it is logging me in to my computer it may also freeze. If it doesn't i start the internet and start playing Combat Arms. Then it usually freezes during the loading menu. Sometimes the screen just stays the same and i cant control it with the keyboard or the mouse. All I can do is turn it off and hope it doesn't happen again. Now more frequently it happens. I thought it was the game so I deleted it and stopped playing it. But the freezings of my computer have not gone down. I have searched for viruses and it says it has not found any. I really want to start playing Combat Arms again, so if anyone gots any advice please don't hesitate to tell me. And my computer, before it had the upgrade, had 6 RAM sticks and they took out 3 RAM sticks. Now someone please help me.

A:My computer keeps freezing

You say you had 6 sticks of Ram before the upgrade what happened to other three. It sound like the guy who did your upgrade took the other 3 sticks may that is why I think your computer crashes.

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Hello! New guy here. My computer started to run extremely slow and quickly freezing up this morning. Finally would pretty much freeze imediately upon startup. Had to manually turn it off for anything to happen. Tried multiple things, ran malwarebites and Mcafee scan in safe mode, can not do anything normal mode, but they detected nothing but some cookies. Started with an alert from Mcafee and windows that I was not protected first thing this morning. When I tried to "turn on" my virus protection through my mcafee security suite, it turned almost immediately off on its own. I am able to run the computer in safe mode but can not turn my Mcafee security virus protection on still in safe mode. I did not get anything asking for me to run or download something. Anything I can do or should I start with a system restore? Everything seemed fine yesterday. I am not real good with computer technicals but can usually follow someone who is. Come to think about it I did get an update from windows recently but not sure if it was yesterday or the day before but pretty sure it restarted last night. Forgot, running windows XP service pack 3 with internet explorer 8. Thanks in advance, Jake.

A:Computer freezing up!!

Just ran highjack this and this is the log and info I got. Hope this comes out and helps someone who can figure it out.
Sorry just moved the log to the correct forum.

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My computer has been freezing up lately, and I was wondering if anyone could figure out why, and how to fix it.
It starts by the mouse not being able to move, the computer doesnt recognize the input. then the screen freezes and I cant even do a ctrl - alt - delete. Audio/music continues to play.
also, when I go to turn on the computer, it just sits there with a black screen.
I think that it is an issue with my graphics card or something, if you have any ideas or if you know what I should do to fix this, please reply.
If you need more information on my computer to find out what the problem is, let me know.

A:Computer Freezing

There are several possibilities to why you are experiencing your problem, though I can't really help you as much until you post your computer specs.

I know, from my experience (I use Vista Ultimate), I experience freezing when too many programs try to do too many things at once. If you have any programs that start as soon as your operating system begins loading, it can cause the freeze ray to hit. Another issue could be caused by your display. Do you have Windows Aero enabled? Depending on how good your Graphics driver and RAM is, you may not be able to run pretty transparent theme both seven and vista offer.

Now, one other possible reason could be that your graphics card does not have the latest updates installed. This is a common problem when you decide to upgrade to a different OS. (Some Windows XP device drivers will not function with windows 7, and you will have to install an update from the manufacturer's site - same thing with Vista vs. Seven and XP vs. Vista)

As for the black screen issue, do you have a Windows recovery disk? (If not, they are widely available and can be downloaded and burned yourself) And, what do you mean by a "Black screen" could you be more specific? Do you see the Compaq/HP/Dell screen flash on at all?

That's about all I can say right now, but please, do try to post your system specifications. I can be of much greater help once you do that!

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Ok....heres the story. I have a Western Digital 40gig ata 100 harddrive. Soyo Dragon MB. Windows 98se. I bought my system only 2months ago. Built it myself.......built a few computers. Anyway, my system started freezinng(mouse froze, keyboard froze) all the time. After startup and after being on the net for 5 min it would freeze. Then I'd restart and it would freeze right after startup, I'd restart then it would be fine. Then a couple days later it would do the same thing but only worse to the point where I'd have to restart it 7 times to get it to run stable. Then it started to do it again only this time I couldn't get it to come up at all. I talked with a friend and he suggested it was the Harddrive so I went out and bought the same drive and returned the old one. Now after owning the new drive three weeks into it it starts freezing again, just like before. I'm really confused and am starting to think its the MB. I really have no idea, just now I popped the startup disk and booted it into DOS I ran scandisk and it reported that the space available on my HardDrive was incorrect and I fixed that, restarted and now I'm typing this message and so far it hasn't froze..... was that the problem or is it the MotherBoard or is it the Hard Drive, I am really confused and upset. Any words or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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My computer keeps freezing - especially when online and when in AOL. I copied this log file if someone can help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:48 PM, on 10/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1221786652\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Run HijackThis again.

Select Do a system scan only.

Put a check mark behind the following entries:

O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883} - C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gvtl.dll

O2 - BHO: PrimoAdsForYou - {D35DA2A5-1D09-03BB-FE6E-C569BE05CFA0} - C:\Program Files\PrimoAdsForYou\PrimoAdsForYou.dll (file missing)

Click Fix checked.
Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TRCMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221786652\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBKe... Read more

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I have this problem where no matter what I'm doing my computer will randomly stutter up and freeze. It's weird because while it's stuttering it will still take into account actions that I give it while it's in a frozen period. If I click something it will slowly show it registering it between it freezing. Even worse as of lately I'll get these random distortions sometimes while I'm listening to music, and as of today it hit its worst peak. I was just browsing the web, and the music started distorting, and then my screen went pure white. I had to do a hard restart. Anyone got any ideas? Also, my music collection isn't getting messed up is it? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a custom build I put together myself.

A:Computer Freezing Up

I'd run PC Check 6.5 off Hiren's Boot CD to test the hardware. A more rudimentary way is to boot up with an Ubuntu boot CD, which you would have to create with another working computer. This loads the OS from the CD into the RAM.
Can you get into the BIOS OK or does it freeze up?

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I have a Windows XP Media Center Edition computer, I'm on SP3
I have had this problem for a long time. Don't know what's causing it. My computer temperature is fine.

My computer freezes usually more than once a day. Often it's while the computer has been left idle or when I am watching videos/listening to music, but not always. I thought it was a video card problem, but not so sure, since the computer almost NEVER freezes while I am playing graphics intense games such as Halo.

When it freezes, (if I'm listening to something) the sound goes all LOUD and techo sounding...like short repeating loops/skipping, until I hard crash it. I NEVER get BSOD's. I wish I did, at least I'd get more info. It just freezes, and I have to hard crash.

In Event Viewer under Application I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004) "Unable to open the Server service. Server performance data will not be returned. Error code returned is in data DWORD 0."

I also get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, fault address 0x00009eda."

Also after every freeze, I notice that in Event viewer there is a log under 'System' for AVGINFLT (ID 17) "AVGNTFLT successfully loaded"
This is NOT an error, just something I've noticed shows up every time. (part of Avira Antivirus)

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A:Computer Freezing...

<<...get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206,...>>http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/wlcomm.exe.htmlhttp://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tas...php?File=wlcomm<<I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004)...>>http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid...Net&phase=1How much RAM installed? How much free space on C: partition?Louis<<This is what I get for buying E-Machines...>>Not sure that eMachines can be held responsible for...a system that's way past the warranty...or situations induced by the user (O/S errors/situations).System model?

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My brother is the tech support guy in the family and he and I have done just about everything we can think of.. disk scans, defrag.. used malware bytes multiple times now, he seems to think it may be a hardware problem, but heres the issue; randomly it freezes up whatever im doing, and eventually locks up entirely, but at first i can move my mouse still.. sometimes i can even continue playing my game and talking to my friends after i hear the sound crash loop which seems to come with every freeze.. if i press the windows key or control+alt+delete, my computer responds to it, i see the little task bar at the bottom of the screen, but nothing more, eventually i have to hard boot my computer *sigh* please PLEASE somone help me? EDIT: also cant seem to do a system restore, keeps telling me nothing has been effected everytime i try, and there are only 2 reset points anyway, niether of which seem to be behind the date at which these issues came to be.

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It started the other day, out of nowhere.

First it would freeze sooner the more you were on. My sister and I have to keep restarting it, and when you signed back in, the sooner it would freeze.

When we left it alone for a bit, it would stay on longer.

We proceded to remove/transfer about 15 GBs of memory (About 41% free space). It seems to have helped. I can pretty much stay on for as long as possible now.

It bascially freezes when I do too much. Like, have too many IE's open. It also won't let me run a full scan of any of my virus programs. But the quick scans are coming out fine. I just re-installed McAfee again (my father renewed it) and that download took a good half hour and it was fine.

BTW- I have a Toshiba Satellite A 105 Laptop.

Thanks for any help.

A:My computer keeps freezing on me

Sounds to me as if you don't have a sufficient amount of RAM installed.How much RAM is installed?How large is hard drive? How large is C: partition? How much free space on C:?Check your virtual memory settings and ensure that it is set for XP to manage such. If a static amount exists, change it. There should be only one virtual memory setting for the pagefile and the pagefile should be on the C: partition.Freezing is often a manifestation of poor venting/air circulation/system overheating.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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For the last 3 days or so, my computer keeps freezing intermittantly. I've tried to do a system restore, but it freezes when I bring up the "control panel". I did manage to get a virus scan in, but it didn't seem to find anything. I thought I'd try the scan again today and tried to "update" McAfee before I started the scan, and it froze. Now I can't get into McAfee at all. Not sure what to do. I'm using XP OS.

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Hi frstmate72 and welcome to BC!Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet. Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the
definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter
any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from
here and
unzip into the program's folder.)Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under
Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner
Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appe... Read more

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Thank you in advance for the help. I have been experiencing problems with my HP Elite desktop recently. The first problem I noticed was when I was using Windows Media Center the TV programs would be choppy and sometimes freeze completely. I started noticing this problem with other programs also and it reached the point where my computer would freeze immediately after I booted it. I performed a system restore and created a new partition. After the system restore everything seemed to be working great. However, I was using Windows Media Center again and the computer froze and it never booted up correctly again. I am going to perform another system restore but I was wondering if you had any idea what is causing this problem. I have performed the BIOS diagnostic tests and everything passes (Hard Drives, Motherboard, RAM). The only thing I could guess if I didn't have a hardware issue is that I might be having virus issues. Do you have any ideas?

A:Computer Freezing

Have you been having any pop-ups coming up on you? Have you tried using another media player to see if the media is playable? Try http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ .


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At the end of last year I got help removing the redirect virus.  Now, my computer is freezing up on almost every task both on the internet and off the internet.

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I have a Dell XPS One desktop..just over a year old..32bit Vista svc pack 1 operating system..4GB memory, Intel core 2 quad cupu 2.33ghz ..had the hard drive replaced several times and finally replaced the motherboard too. Has been working ok for the last two months but now it is starting to freeze constantly..for just a few seconds it will show whatever program I am on as not responding and then it unfreezes again but it has gotten to be very annoying and am now afraid it might be a sign of something worse to come. I scanned for viruses and other threats but nothing came up. Any ideas?

A:Computer keeps freezing

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my computer keeps freezing up many times

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Hi. Like it says in the title, my computer keeps freezing randomly. I've noticed it happens pretty often if I have too many tabs up in Chrome or am just trying to copy files over to my external hard drive. There's no BSOD; it just forces me to shut down manually.

I've done most of my important Windows Updates (it froze again when I tried to install the last one) and I've run the tool on Dell's website to see if my drivers were out of date and it doesn't look like it. I've also gone into Device Manager to update the "display adapters" and it tells me that's up to date too.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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