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Q: Computer keeps freezing up!

Hello, I've been having a problem for quite a while now and thought I would post it here to get some help. My machine has been freezing up frequently (multiple times per day) for many months now. There is no pattern I can detect, except that when a Symantec virus-scan is running doesn't freeze. More recently, in addition to the freezing, Internet explorer has begun to hang - within a minute, it begins to use up 100% of the CPU and stops responding. I've run Spybot, AdAware, and CWshredder regularly to no avail. I have a HP Pavilion laptop running Windows XP Professional with SP2. If you think it will be useful, I can run a Hijack This scan and post the results.
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing up!

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A: Computer keeps freezing up!

Go ahead and post the hijackthis, even though it should be clean after running those programs, its better safe than sorry.

Try uninstalling and reinstalling the antivirus since it seems to be the trouble. Could be it's scanning in the background so much it's overheating your laptop. You can try turning off the background scan and instead going with scheduled scan.

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
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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Hello,

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.

Thanks,

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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Hello,

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.

Thanks,

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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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.

T:
Hello.

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

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

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 .
RF123
 

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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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.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:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

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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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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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?
 

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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:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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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

Welcme,
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.
 
Dick

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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]
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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}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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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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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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.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.

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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.

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

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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
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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Hello. My computer has, since i've gotten it half a year ago, kept freezing up every day or two. It occures randomly and i have tried my best to troubleshoot the issue. I'm no computer wiz but i have been using computers for 10 years now and usually i can figure out what the problem is, but this time i'm stumped. Let me describe what happens; my computer will 'freeze' up at any time, be it at user login, idle, when whatching a movie/stream or playing a game. I varies a bit but typically i can't switch program, mouse pointer will work sometimes for a minute or so, sometimes sound goes all crazy and 'repeatative' (i have switched soundcard so that should not be the issue). I've had 1 bluescreen but that is all, the rest of the crashes are all freezing, only thing to do is hit the reset button and i'm good to go again for some time. This happens on avarage once every 2 days of use, but sometimes it can happend 3 times in one day. Where do i go from here? What should i look into? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer keeps freezing up.

Hi Noto

Welcome to Seven Forums

Stick to basics:
Have you tried updating your video-card drivers?
Have you updated your motherboard drivers? Latest direct X from Microsoft?
Some of the experts on this site will request that you upload a minidump of your BSOD (freeze) - check this link on how to do that.

Question - do you remember any recent changes (hardware and/or software) that you did prior to these issues occurring?
I am guessing it could be power-related or a hardware failure.

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This site was recommended to me by a friend who had great success here when her computer was infected with a virus. Back in April, my computer shut down and Windows would not open. I took it to a computer repair shop. The guy told me it was infected with spy ware, but no virus was detected. He kept it for a couple of days to clean it up. When got it back, it was better, but since, it continuously freezes up and I have to manually turn it off and back on. The guy at the computer repair shop says he installed Avast anti virus program and Windows Defender spy ware protection. Short of taking my computer back there and letting him wipe out my hard drive and reinstalling, I decided to try this site for advice. Can you help? Thanks.

A:Computer Freezing up

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping ComputerLets Run a scan with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.* Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, ... Read more

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Hello I am in dire need of answers as my computer constantly freezes.  I've spoken with Hp support several times within the last week and they have not given me a solution to solve my problem.My computer which I bought of February of this year has had several problems within the last 7 months.  The freezing started about 2 weeks ago right before I left for a week long vacation.  When I called support they informed me my issue sounded like a software issue and I would have to pay for their services to remove whatever was causing the issue.I have scanned my computer several times and thus no virus or problems.  I suppose I could have a virus and Webroot isn't detecting it.  My computer doesn't have a set program or software that it freezes upon its all random.  I could be on google chrome for 15 minutes or orgin for 5.  When I called yesterday they had me shut off my computer, unplug everything and hold the power button down for 30 seconds.  I was about to use my computer for 2 hours after that with no problems whatsoever.  However when I got back on today within 10 minutes it was frozen so I repeated the same steps but now I have a mouse issue where my mouse doesn't want to pair with the computer.  But my computer is functioning fine and no freezing as of yet. So I would like to know if I should invest in the money to have them find and fix the software issue or demand they take my desktop and fix it properly as I sti... Read more

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This computer keeps freezing and usually I have to disconect power and re start. I did ccleaner and I have ran a virus scan and as far as I know everything was ok anybody have any ideas why it keeps freezing. Also on start up occasionaly I get a blue screen about checking discs and something and I don't know what it is for seeings as it usually takes a minute or two and then goes on about starting up. Any help will be great. Thanks for reading!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:44:03 AM, on 1/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
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Hello
I am using win 7 sp1. From the past 2 days i am facing issues with my computer. It freezes up in normal mode but works fine in safe mode. I havent downloaded anything new on my system. I have tried scan using hitman pro and malwarebytes nothing found. Ran sfc/scannow which was fine. Processor is not heating up as Temp is around 42 Max. Did a system restore but it still froze after that. Uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers from device manager. I dont have a external video card its onboard. I have 2 sticks of 4gb ram installed even went ahead and reseated the ram and even tried one ram at a time but it still freezes in normal mode. I had two audio devices dfx enhancer and via high def audio. I removed dfx but still it freezes. I know there is some services which is maybe doing this i have already cleared my startup except kaspersky. Can anyone help me.

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Hey,
My computer keeps freezing on me during start up and sometimes right after startup. Then when I restart it tells me that windows had a problem repooting and i can start in safe mode, start with last known good configuration, or start normally. No matter what i chose it still locks up. What do I need to do.
 

A:Help,,,, my computer is freezing

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I got this computer on july first so it's still pretty new its a sony vio with 75.0 of ram or so anyway. i will be using my computer and all of a sudden it freezes up.i have updated virus protection and everything so why does my pc keep freezing to make it worse in a day i will have to reboot at least 10 times depending how much i use my pc
 

A:Why does my computer keep freezing up on me

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Hey guys,

I put this computer together a week ago and its working fine except once a day during video playback whether imbeded or using gom player ,wmplayer it freezes up with a loud continuous beep. I just installed the new MOH airborn and it does it every time i play after a few minutes.
after this happens i have to do a complete shutdown(turn power off at supply) to get it to restart.

I am running windows xp pro corp with sp2 on
ASUS m2n-sli delux
AMD 64x2 4200
EVGA nividia 7600gt 256
1024 mb ddr memory

would appreciate any help on this thank you
 

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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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Hi all, recently i upgraded my computer with more ram. After the upgrade i turned the computer on and everthing seemed to be running fine. Then all of a sudden it randomly started to freeze completely. Nothing would happen when i moved the mouse or anything. I ran memtest but that found no problems. I am now wondering if it might be compatibility issue. I opened up the computer and checked the ram and noticed that the biggest 128mb module is ECC and the other 2 64mbs are Non-ECC. Could this be the cause of the system freezing? Or would it be something else?

PC Specs:
Intel Pentium III 800mhz
256mb SDRAM
250watt Power Supply
32MB Nvidia GeForce 256 (DDR)
1st HDD: 4.8GB Quantum Fireball EL5.1A (System Drive)
2nd HDD: 10GB Seagate ST310014ACE (Backup Drive)
Windows 2000 Pro SP4
Motherboard chipset is Via Apollo Pro 133a

Thanks, Nissanman
 

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hi
you could try to run the pc on the single 128MB ram and see how that goes..
Which was the original RAM (before the upgrade)?
cheers
 

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Hello,1st time poster. I have my friends PC here and I am looking for problems on it. He claims that it is freezing up at any given time. I already asked him what programs are running when it happens. He said it can be any programs that are open when it freezes up. I ran ad aware in safe mode and found a few tracking cookies. The ad aware was also updated. I checked his task manager to see his running processes and CPU usage. There is alot in there, but i manually checked each listing to ensure it is not obvious spyware, malware, etc. He said it happens when he is online, but admitted that the only time his PC is on is when he is online. I decided to turn to HJT and try posting to see if anyone else could please check to see if there is anything that i am missing. I appreciate the help very much.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:03:13 PM, on 5/26/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

Hello musicman_367 and welcome to the BC forums. The only thing I see that should be removed is the MyWay Search Bar so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Click Start.Open My Computer.Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known types option.Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.Click OK.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already go... Read more

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Hi there. I've been having problems when I'm browsing on the internet. Sometimes it constantly freezes and I'm having to do ctr+alt+del all the time. This has been going on for the past couple of weeks and was working fine before that. I have a feeling it could be virus related but I'm not sure. Can anyone help?
 

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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
Dan
 

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Recently, my computer has been freezing up on my. Strange part is, it doesn't freeze while running High End games but when I playing smaller games or downloading and once or twice browsing Web pages. I've done everything I know to do including Malware/Virus Scans, Cleaning Files, Defragmenting, and Hardware Tests but I need a second opinion.

This is my HIjackthis Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:50:57, on 2010/04/07
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
F:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
F:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
F:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
F:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
F:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
F:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
F:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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DDSCODEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64  Run by home at 15:04:42.95 on Wed 07/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.904 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Local... Read more

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=\EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 450 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 7 days. ~BP

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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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I have windowsXP and use AOL 7. i have recently moved house and since i put my computer back together the whole system freezes at EVERY time i log on the internet. some timesi can be online over an hour and sometimes it is within 10 minutes. i have just downloaded spybot but it has still happened. i have done a scandisc thing too. has anyone any advice? please keep it as simple as possible though....i have a meagre brain which is sadly lacking in the technical departmant!!!
thanks!
 

A:help! computer keeps freezing!

Well the obvious thing would be to have the phone lines checked. Since that is the only thing that is different from your old location. Call the phone company, they can run a data test on the line for you. You can also try changing the AOL dial-up number to a different server.
 

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Greetings to all! I just bought my computer about a year ago, a few weeks ago it got slower and slower until now it lags\hangs when i try to play my games.here are my specs >>>>specs<<<<I've looked around the forum and scanned my computer with minitoolbox, superantispyware free edition, ccleaner, spybot search and destroy and esst online scan but it still doesn't help i don't know whats wrong with my computer this has been bugging me for quite some time. Please help me! Thank you.here are my result logs for superantispyware and minitoolboxMiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 25-06-2012Ran by TECK (administrator) on 04-07-2012 at 22:36:31Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)Boot Mode: Normal***************************************************************************========================= Flush DNS: ===================================Windows IP ConfigurationSuccessfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== Proxy is not enabled.No Proxy Server is set."Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.========================= FF Proxy Settings: ============================== "Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.========================= Hosts content: =================================127.0.0.1 localhost127.0.0.1 fr.a2dfp.net127.0.0.1 m.fr.a2dfp.net127.0.0.1 ad.a8.net127.0.0.1 asy.a8ww.net127.0.0.1 ab... Read more

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From your Event Viewer content:Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:12 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:12 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:11 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:11 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:03 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:02 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.Error: (07/04/2012 10:19:01 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.From your SUPERAntiSpyware data:Memory items scanned : 399Memory threats detected : 0Registry items scanned : 67671Registry threats detected : 14File items scanned : 45187File threats detected : 58I'll move this to the Am I Infected forum for further guidance.Louis

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I need help!!!!

My computer is about 6 months old. Here Are my specs

ASRock K8 Upgrade-1689 MoBo
AMD Sempron 2600+
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
768MB RAM
Hitachi 120GB HD
Windows XP Pro

Right then, my problem. Most of the games I run will play for a few minutes, then freeze. The computer makes some clicking noises, then I get a blank blue screen. I did have a WD 80GB HD that I thought was the problem. That got replaced by the Hitachi. I have also tried reinstalling windows, updating the bios, using Microsoft ATI drivers, using current and older ATI drivers, using current and older Omega ATI drivers(i figured cause it was games that it might have something to do with the graphics card), I've even tried different IDE cables and a new power supply . Please, anyone with any idea of what this could be let me know.

Cheers!!
 

A:Computer Freezing

it is probably a memory problem.

to start off with, you have 2 (or possibly 3) unmatched RAM sticks, which is probably where your problem lies. Remove all but 1 RAM stick and see if it still crashes.

give us your RAM configuration (i.e. 1x512MB + 1x256MB -or- 3x256MB, etc.) and your exact RAM specs (brand name, model #, speed, CAS/timing of each RAM stick)
 

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I was helping out my sister with a problem she is having with her computer. She is running Windows XP and after start up and the desktop has loaded a dialog box pops up with the following message:

C:\windows\system32\pcmmsoxw.dll\
specified module couldn't be found

After I clicked ok, the computer froze and nothing could be done. It does not do this in safe mode only in normal mode.

How can we fix this problem with out having to lose any of her other files.

Please help.
 

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My computer has been freezing all day today, lots of programs I have been running randomly won't load, or will just freeze and stop working right in the middle of use. I did a spybot scan and removed some files, but it didn't help the problem. I did a hijackthis scan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:33:25 PM, on 8/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXE
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Sorry if i have not posted this in the correct place. I have a samsung laptop with windows xp. In the last couple of days my computer has frozen twice, I have been watching a video online and it freezes and i get this buzzing sound coming from my laptop. What is wrong?

A:Computer keeps freezing

The first thing to check for is overheating. If you need a recommendation of software for doing that....Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
Best to check temps after comp has been in use at least an hour or more or while playing a video.

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heyy guys this is my first post so i'll try and be as helpful as i can!

Home built Pc;
Windows Xp servive pack 2
AMD athlon (tm) 64x2 dual core processor
ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
Realtek high definition audio
for some reason my computer will randomly freeze, at first i blamed it on Sims three, was having no issues with computer until i installed the new expansion back that was when it started freezing, so i uninstalled sims three (making sure i got all the sims files) however the freezing issue persists. usually when im using two or more programs or windows media player. ive run several intensive antivirus checks and found a trojan horse which was quickly removed- and well still it crashes.

Windows is fully up to date and the computer is just over a year old!
i would love any suggestions as its driving me nuts and ive got an essay to write!

Thanks!
 

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I am only new here so bear with me.

I have been having this problem for a while now. When i am on the internet and click on a couple of links quickly or use the back button a few times the screen freezes . It only happens when i am online not when i am working in any other program. This is happening increasingly so any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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Welcome to TSF....

We will need some more information here on this Some system specs would be great and also make, model of computer OS type = Home or Professional, How much RAM, service pack installed and post the results of the following:

SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures

http://www.almico.com/speedfan432.exe

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I go into My Computer and every time, it hangs without listing my drives, and only way to stop it is killing explorer.exe.

wats going on?
 

A:My Computer keeps freezing

Possibly a virus. Do a thorough check with a fully-updated suite, and then an on-line scan from one or more of Trend Micro, Kaspersy, Panda in that order.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping someone can be of assistance here. I have been having an issue for the last month or so where all my applications freeze up and I have to constantly reboot the internet or my computer. I also notice on my task manager that the amount of memory fluctuates anywhere btwn 750-800+ MB. I'm told that that is a lot of memory being used just having the IE up and no other programs running. But I notice this even when I close IE.

It's been suggested that maybe my IE has a corrupted file of sort, and could be causing my system to freeze up, due to the extra effort being used, to run all applications. Or that there is some software or add-on that is causing the problem.

I'm not a very techy person, so I'm hoping someone may have some suggestions on how to troubleshoot this issue as it is affecting my daily work for my job. Currently using Windows Vista.

Tottally frustrated at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:Help - Computer Freezing up

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)=======================================================================Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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Basically for the past few days my computer freezes after logon.

Like i can move my mouse but nothing i click on will respond and programs wont load.

Computer works in safe mode fine however its annoying to use safe mode for computer use...

Used system restore, and chkdsk but i cant seem to fix this problem.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Restart the computer, at the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc) choose Fix My Computer. Windows will try to fix the error, if that fails, Boot into Safe Mode hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the Task Manager/File/New Task(run) type explorer.exe and hit enter. You should get your desktop back. If that fails, in Task Manager/File/New Task type SFC /scannow and hit enter, put your 7 DVD in and it will take any files that it is missing from the DVD.

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So this has happened a few times and and I am certain it is a problem with my hardware, Im just not sure what is causing it, I thought it was my CPU but it may be my cpu or gpu or hard drive, basically any of it. What happens is every few minutes or seconds ( it varies, It even varies how bad it happens on certain days ), My computer freezes and plays a loop sound of the last sound heard, so for example if you heard a gun shot you would hear that gunshot repeat like a hundred times a minute. at the same time it can go like 5 - 15 minutes without freezing and then freeze like twice within a minute. It varies how long this freeze lasts for sometimes it will be less than a second, and others it could last inbetween 5 seconds to 30 seconds, and sometimes but rarely it will just freeze my computer. I havent had this computer for a long time but have come across multiple viruses and other problems in the past. I should also say that I have had this problem a few times before and I find reinstalling windows or reformating fixes it. or it has so far maybe I was just lucky? Because of this I feel like it is my windows that is corrupting but at the same time this has happened a few times and I dont feel like my windows or corrupt that often, and if it does I feel like somehing of my hardware must be contributing to this problem. maybe a damaged Component, maybe even something damaging binded into my hard drive? On the Other hand I have had my motherboard the longest I have had it for a... Read more

A:Computer Freezing [HELP]

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