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Q: game freezes, used to work fine

This is my kids' computer, we've had it almost one year. It used to work without any problems until about 3 months ago. Every minute or so, Lego Star Wars game freezes, will then unfreeze and work fine for another minute or so, somethimes it crashes completely. Usually after starting game, the screen will blank and the game minimizes itself, you can then maximize and it works fine. I've tried everything I can think of: uninstalled game, reinstalled game, virus scans, spyware scans, driver updates, defrag, disk clean, increased paging file size... If I'm using Radeon 9250 PCI, shouldn't the Intel 828656 Graphics Controller be disabled? Maybe one of the recent automatic updates changed the driver settings. Any advice?

I have the following:

XP 2002 Service Pack 2
eMachines T3995
Intel Celeron D8656VHZ
2.93 Ghz
496 MB
Intel 828656 Graphics Controller
Radeon 9250 Graphics PCI

Preferred Solution: game freezes, used to work fine

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: game freezes, used to work fine

Get speedfan from the downloads section and use it to check temperatures and voltages for any unusual readings.

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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Every so often my game will just freeze, for ten to ninety seconds, and i typically get around 120 fps on high settings. I've tried running as administrator because i have to or it won't save, I can't change the priority of the process when it's in administrator, or at least i don't know how. I've tried lowering my setting but no effect. I just got the game and otherwise it plays fine and i can do all the things.
Computer Specs:
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 255 75 F
Regor 45nm Technology
14.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (7-7-7-20)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A88T-M (AM3) 76 F
G226HQL ([email protected])
ASUS VS247 ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (EVGA) 76 F
698GB Western Digital WDC WD7501AALS-75J7B0 ATA Device (SATA) 92 F
931GB TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device (USB (SATA))
Optical Drives
NVIDIA High Definition Audio

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I'll begin by saying how it happened:

My PC used to be filled with junk files and had some viruses that got through my anti-virus and couldn't be cleaned. One of my co-workers suggested I do a factory reset, and while I am an avid gamer, I don't really understand much when it comes to hardware, so I let the IT company I usually go to do the reset.

Prior to the factory reset, I had many games on my PC - Two of them were League of Legends, and the non-steam version of an MMORPG called Wakfu.

After the reset, I redownloaded these games, and once I opened the launchers for either of these two games, my PC screen froze.

My specs:

Spoiler: PC specs
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores 2
Family 06
Model 3A
Stepping 9
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device ID 0166
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_09
Driver Version
Video Card 2 AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset Radeon HD 8730M
Dedicated Memory 2048 MB
Total Memory 2048 MB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6601
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6601&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_00
Driver Version
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A:PC freezes upon opening games that used to work fine

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I've been having a problem playing games on my compaq pressario windows xp
files download correctly. The screen looks wierd and doesn't play the game correctly and
is very slow.The mouse also hangs up.I get a not responding message.
I just restored the computer with the disk for hp not to long ago.I haven't tryed to play
any games for a while.


A:game downloads files fine but doesn't play game right.

What game do you have problems with? And where was it downloaded from?

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I have a friend who's computer works great on my network and my computer works great on his network, but when his computer is hooked to his network internet connectivity is slow and intermittantly fails.

Both computers are were connected directly to the router via the same ethernet cable, both units are laptops.

Again, vista believes it is connected to the internet, and it is, but the connection is just horrible. At my house it works beautifully.

His computer that is not connecting:
HP pavilion dv6748us.
procesor is AMD turion64x2
OS VISTA Home Premium 32bit
2 gb RAM

My laptop that worked on his connection is:
old SONY with windows XP pro
1gb RAM

Already have done the following:
Reset internet explorer 7
used the MSCONFIG console to turn off ALL startup processes just in case.
Ran a quick scan with superantispyware

I would have tried a differant browser but I could not download it, took it to my house so I could use a flash drive or let it sit forever and download and to my amazement there was no connectivity issues whatsoever.

A:Solved: Computer functioning fine, network functioning fine, two dont work together.

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Every time I launch a game via Steam, I instantly get an error message that says it has stopped working.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hl2.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 57cf14e6
Fault Module Name: StackHash_4c0d
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 80000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 4c0d
Additional Information 2: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
Additional Information 3: 4c0d
Additional Information 4: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433

A:Can't run any game, but everything else is fine

tried here?


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I am not very good with computers-
When I was younger I played the old Mac game "Another Fine Mess" by Ray Dunakin. The game requirements when downloading say Mac Pre-OS X
I have an HP laptop, Windows Vista.
I am wondering if there is any way for me to get a version of this game that will be compatible with my computer? As it was created for Macs, very old Macs, I can only find Mac compatible downloads and versions.
Is there a way to convert these files so that they will run on Windows??
Thanks so much for your help!!

A:Another Fine Mess- Mac Game

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My problem is as follows: when launching some .exe files, either by double-clicking in Explorer or by having another program launch them, they show up in the Processes tab in Task Manager, take up some memory, some threads and some handles, and then stay
at 0% CPU and nothing else happens. Launching the file again only adds a new process, equally "dead".
The weird thing is that some files work fine: Chrome, Steam client and at least one Steam game, regedit.exe, msconfig.exe, Adobe reader, VLC media player, one compiled AutoHotKey script...
The ones that conspicuously don't work are OpenOffice (all its .exes), many Steam games, installers for new programs (such as OOo),
other compiled AutoHotKey scripts, Pure Data.
None of these problems seem to appear in Safe Mode.
So lots of stuff still works, but I'd love to fix this and be able to work on text documents and spreadsheets again...
What I've tried so far:

updated Windows to all it asked forsfc /scannow returns no problem at all (just ran it again now)chkdsk /r /f, everything is finetried a system restore, which failed even in Safe Mode, with the message about antivirus software preventing it from doing its jobuninstalled AVG, which was only possible in Safe Mode, am now running the free trial of Malwarebytes, which says everything is fine after a scanfollowed the instructions to correct .exe file association in the registry found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2688326
...and st... Read more

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I have done a search and realize there are several threads here that address this, but I haven't been able to solve this. This is the same laptop that I posted a thread about with the bad power button. Not sure if the two are related, since the two problems seemed to crop up around the same time. Anyway, I've tried HP's troubleshooting, but haven't gotten the speakers to work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, checked the volume (duh), and attempted to do a system restore. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that system restore had been apparently been disabled for some time, and there were no restore points to choose from. I've googled this of course, and besides the things I've tried, it seems that either the headphone jack switch is stuck or the speakers are dead. Would both speakers give out at the same time? I've tried jiggling/rapidly pulling a headphone plug in and out to dislodge the switch, no dice. Anymore ideas I can try? I've been using external speakers plugged into the headphone jack, but this gets annoying after awhile.

A:HP dv6108nr speakers don't work; earphones work just fine

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My computer has recently been playing up, when I load up ANY game for the first time it plays for about 5 minutes and then crashes. Once closed and reopened it runs fine forever. This is a growing problem for me as I worry about alot of things and i'm hoping someone has an answer for it.

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Hi guys. I installed a R7 370 graphics card into my system from a friend. It was working FINE in his system he just upgraded to a newer better card.

I am running a 600W PSU with an 80 Plus Bronze rating on it. Same PSU he ran the card with as well.

Every time I try to start COD:MW3 from Steam I get nothing but a black screen....I can hear the startup game sounds if I wait long enough, but STILL no picture or anything, just blackness.

I tried reinstalling the game but no go.

Any ideas?

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I have recently been experiencing in-game lag in the program/games I use; ventrilo, warcraft3, and counterstrike source. After everything I've tried, those games still lag and my computer seems fine. The last thing I can think of what might be causing the problem is that I manually deleted 2 big MMORPG files instead of uninstalling them the same day, then later that day is when I started lagging.
The lag only occurs in-game, and while I'm in vent I can see that I have a high ping

-Highly doubt that I have a virus or anything of that sort, I've had AVG for a long time and I have it run a scan everyday at 3 a.m.
-I've ran Ccleaner and cleaned up a lot of the junk on my comp.
-I've also ran a disk defrag.

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So last night I went to play Fortnite with some friends and I could not connect to the game. I've today tried again as well as with another game, Battlerite and I have the same issue, not connecting to game server.

I have tried unplugging my router twice already as well as disabling my anti-virus(AVG) and restarting my computer a few times.

Can watch youtube and browse the web as usual. I'm using windows ten on a laptop.

Any ideas?


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also CPU 29
graphics card 49
cpu fan 1906 round/min

is this normal?

thx very much

A:Motherboard is at 61 Celsius at non-game time. Is this fine?

Is it me, or are those temps really good?

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Recently my computer has been having random issues when trying to go to websites. I can game online just fine without a hitch, yet when I try to go to google.com it takes about 5 minutes for the page to come up (sometimes it times out). I do have a firewall, yet when I disable it, I'm still getting the same issue. The issue is usually resolved immediately upon restarting my computer, but it returns after the it's been on for a while.

This is for my directly connected computer, but I also have a laptop (wireless). The laptop has no issues with connecting to websites.

I previously had issues with my computer connecting to .com sites, but it would connect to .edu sites perfectly fine. I was instructed to get a new hosts file. I do not know if the issues are related.

Any input on the issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

- Mike

A:Game online just fine, but can't visit websites...

Have you any virus and spyware protection, if not the run a scan after that see if it improves.

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ive been using the same setup for months, my laptop connects to our wireless network, its been perfect, our ipads connect to it too, theres never been a problem, then last night out of the blue it just stopped working, all the devices and my laptop can still connect to the network just fine and they can browse the net and ask questions on forums (), but they cant connect to game servers, my daughter cant play godus on her ipad, my son cant connect to minecraft, i cant connect to world of warcraft.

I did have a message pop up briefly on my laptop that there was an IP conflict and i thought that might have been something to do with it, i tried everything i could to get a new IP address, i did the ipconfig /release /renew thing, i tried leaving the modem and router cables out all night so i'd get a new one from my ISP but none of these actually worked, after checking i can see that i still have the same IP address.

But it still didnt make sense to me because its not only my laptop that cant connect to games, the other laptop and the ipads are also having the same problem. I googled for hours, trying various things, the main one i kept seeing was port forwarding, even though i had never needed to do that before i figured i'd give it a go and tried to open up wow's ports first. I found the list of ports to open on blizzards website and went to work opening them all up, but i am still unable to connect to battlenet/WoW

I also tried resetting my router back to factory se... Read more

A:Cant connect to game servers, but internet works fine

netsh int tcp set heuristics wsh=disabled
netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=disabled

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Hello All, I am facing this strange issue with my PC. Recently my PC just freezes for a moment and then it comes back to life. This happens when I am watching any video, playing a game. It never happened while I am online surfing (yet).

I did a fresh install of Win 7. Checked for virus, spyware and all other stuff.

Any suggestions?

A:PC freezes for few second and then it is fine

Quote: Originally Posted by archer

Hello All, I am facing this strange issue with my PC. Recently my PC just freezes for a moment and then it comes back to life. This happens when I am watching any video, playing a game. It never happened while I am online surfing (yet).

I did a fresh install of Win 7. Checked for virus, spyware and all other stuff.

Any suggestions?

no reply guys.....?

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I have a computer here that boots up and runs fine for 5-15 minutes and then it just freezes and nothing works.  Cannot even do CTRL-ALT-DEL, the only thing that can be done is to hold down the power button and restart.
Any thoughts?
It is a Compaq Presario model# CQ5210Y.....about 5 years old.... desktop

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Hi new on here. having some fun with my sisters laptop. when ever it is switched on in norm mode...it works for about a minute and totally and utterly freezes. that much i cannot get a HJT file in normal mode. could somone look at the one in safe mode and see if there is anything dodgy :) i dont know how to read them, i have checked device manager ECT in safe mode still nout

thanks in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:05:24, on 03/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...d=HP&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...d=HP&pf=laptop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\T... Read more

A:Help? PC freezes in norm... fine in safe

Hi scottg17,

Please follow the instructions on this page and post back the relevant logs.


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Acer E 15 Start ES1-512-C5YW Upgraded to Windows  Watching Avi files that are stored locally on hard disk - If the Ac power cord is plugged in, all is fine, but if power cord is removed and just running on battery power, within minutes, the laptop locks up completely and makes a buzzing noise, no option but to hard reset. Simple solution would be to leave power cord plugged in I know, but I like to keep my battery conditioned by not leaving it plugged in all the time. If it had a removable battery, I'd remove the battery and use power cord, but it's not got removable battery. Any ideas please?  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by seeami

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

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

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

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

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


Remove the recent windows updates and check.


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Hi have a PB SW51 laptop, AMD Turion 64, 2gb DDR2 ram.

It has been running windows 7 32bit fine for over a year now.

Foolishly I decided to give Win 7 64bit a try.

The installation went like clockwork until final reboot to start windows (after installation complete)

The splash screen displays, then freezes, then I get BSOD telling me my BIOS isn't ACPI compliant.

After Googling for info I read about removing a stick of ram, which I did, and hey presto it boots with no problems.

I've run memtest86 for 3 passes on each stick of ram with no errors.

I know that Win7 64bit is best with 4gb of ram but thought I'd give it a try anyway.

Now I really wish I hadn't as I decided to reinstall the 32bit edition and am now getting the same error
with that.

please help.

Don't know why I'm getting this error now. As when I first got the laptop, over a year ago, I installed Win7 32bit without problems and it ran sweet as a nut.

A:Win 7 laptop freezes on boot with 2 sticks of ram, but fine with 1

Did you try with each stick of ram individually? If it works with one and not the other, replace the defective one.

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I have ran 4 Anti-virus and quite a few regestry cleaners all to no avail i have a log file for you to look at if you think you can help me please do so

ComboFix 08-01-10.2 - HP_Administrator 2008-01-09 16:37:02.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.585 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\52J4SY6X\ComboFix[1].exe

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Installr\Cache\files.ini
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images\18AAD2F8.urr
C:\Program Files\Helper
C:\Program Files\Helper\turbosearchsite.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\fwpbuddy.png
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\Thumbs.db
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\History\search2
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\prevcfg2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictmdl.dll
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmm.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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I know quite a lot taskbar-threads are around here but none of them seems to describe the problem I have.

I thought I had a Infection thats why I downloaded and installed spybot a few days ago. At the same time there was a windows update. After using the immunizing of spybot, I noticed 2 things:

1. longer shutdown time, aprox 1 minutes. (was like 15 seconds before(
2. Upon boot, the taskbar freezes like for 20 seconds, I can click and use Items on the desktop, but when the cursor is moved over the taskbar, it turns into the hourglass. At the same time, systray symbols/programms seem to have a problem loading: I'm using AVG Antivirus and it wont load correctly, I have to activate the guard manually when the freeze is over, and the sound-control (loudness) item doesn't appear in the systray anymore which it did before.

I uninstalled Spybot and undid the immunizing, which solved the problem with the slow shutdown, but the taskbarproblem remains.

I'm using a restricted account (user account) under WinXP for every-day use, and have a separate Administrator-account for maintenance purposes. My pc starts with the user account automatically (autologon). When I change to the administrator account (systray there, taskbar not freezing), everything is fine, but that's only after I started with the other account first.

My suspicion: something has been changed in Explorer or IExplorer, because im using a router for internet access and when windows boots, it automat... Read more

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Hi, I would like to start off by my PC's specifications, I have a HP Mini 210-3002SA notebook, originally it had a 250GB Hard drive and a 1GB RAM, Windows 7 Started OS, my previous hard drive got corrupt and stopped working so I purchased a new 1TB hard drive in which the windows 7 starter was installed by a technician and I had upgraded the RAM to a 2GB . My PC was working fine until recently it kept coming up with an error for a missing Conduit BackgroundContainer.DLL file every time I started the PC, so I downloaded auto run from Microsoft website and had deleted the missing DLL file and checked the PC for viruses and there was one virus from Bettersurf and my antivirus software removed it. I started my PC again and it starts up fine but it freezes when I open any applications, SafeMode will not let me run the antivirus with or without networking and I have no idea what's happening. I uninstalled recently downloaded programs which were MS Visual Basic and Team Viewer before deleting the entire conduit file using auto run. So please please please help me... I appreciate your efforts and your help ...

PS. Since the new hard drive had only the window 7 OS installed, I had installed all the necessary software drivers that originally came installed in the PC from the HP Website using a USB for transferring the drivers from one PC to another until Wi-Fi was enabled. It still was not like how it' was originally with the speakers making crackling sounds.... Read more

A:Computer starts up fine but freezes a few minutes later

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I recently built a new computer and ever since I installed Windows XP the system completely freezes after 5-10 min. I tried taking out both sticks of ram ( not at the same time obviously) both DVD burners, both HD's, and my network card, assuming it was a hardware problem, nothing helped. I loaded Linux Ubuntu and it worked flawlessly, the only problem is I need windows to run Photoshop (a must have for my job). Any suggestions would be most helpful.

PCChips MoBo
Intel Pentium D
2 Western Dig HD's 1 320gig 1 160gig
Nvidia geforce 8 series pciexpress vid card
belkin G wireless network adapter
2 Lite-On it DVDRW drives

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I am new here, posting with an extremely inconvienient issue. I am running Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion dv6626 laptop. My issue is that Vista is constantly freezing upon startup, without any error message or indication whatsoever. It started once every week or so, then to everyday within 30 minutes of startup. Now, its within 5 minutes sometimes the desktop doesnt even load before the freeze. After the system freezes, I have to hold down the power button to shut off the machine.

There's a couple details that lead me to belive the issue is software related and not a hardware issue. First, when the system freezes, I can still move the cursor via the touchpad, 95% of the time. I just cannot select a window, toggle between screens, or get any keyboard functionality or any other response at all. Second, I can boot up in safe mode and have all the functionality as safe mode will allow with no issues. I can also startup in Diagnostic mode with no issue at all, but again, tasks are limited.

I have deleted countless files and uninstalled probably 60% of my programs including the most recently installed ones. I've updated windows, and cleaned temporary files, and I just received extensive assistance to solve a malware issue which I beleive to be fixed. (This issue began before I had a virus issue)

So.. I'm out of ideas. I'm posting this now in Safe Mode With Networking, and hoping for some help. Thanks in advance!

A:Vista.. Freezes! But works in Safe Mode fine

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Hello there.
I'm looking for help. I've had some problems with my PC this month and I can't really make it work properly. It freezes/crashes/has a BSOD randomly, mostly a few minutes after it starts. It seems like it isn't caused by overheating since these errors appear independently of stress (one day I can play games for a few hours without a problem and the other day it crashes while browsing Internet).
At first, there were mostly BSODs and stuff, but it looked like it couldn’t save the memory dumps – there were no dumps seen in bluescreen viewer. Sometimes it just froze with the screen blurred and I had to restart it. After some of the crashes ‘cmos checksum bad error’ appeared while booting.
I reinstalled Windows and it seemed to be okay, but then there was a BSOD again. This is the only BSOD I can see in the bluescreen viewer. After the BSOD the bios clock was reset and I had to set it manually. I decided to clean the PC thoroughly, I even dismounted the graphical card to do it. After that, it looked like the problem was gone, but today it has crashed again. The screen went black and I couldn’t even turn it off using the power button. I had to switch it on a few times for it to run properly (before that there were only black screens and slow fans movement). When it finally turned on, there was 'cmos checksum bad error' again and it sounded weird. It was too quiet as if fans were running too slowly.
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A:BSOD/freezes a few times, then it works fine for a few hours

It worked fine for 2 days but just a while ago it displayed a BSOD two times, no new memory dumps though.

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For some time now, my BIOS has stopped working. When i press delete to start the BIOS when i boot, it shows a static white line (no blinking). See this image: Imgur

However, if I do not try to get to the BIOS, the computer will boot and work fine, and has worked for over a year without problems.

I still feels it is a problem, and as I want to upgrade my Hard drive and OS soon, I'd like to fix this strange bug.

The bug first appeared after I installed two SSDs, wich worked fine at first, as i successfully configured the SSD, but while reinstalling windows it bugged at some point.

Things I tried:
Unplugging all HDD -> same problem
upgrading BIOS -> Cant since the update I got from MSI requires to go into the BIOS to update

System information:
MSI Dominator laptop
Driver page: Notebook - The best gaming notebook provider 64

Possible solutions:
Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?

Thank you for your time, and if I didn't provide enough info please say so i'll try to fix it.

A:BIOS freezes on load, but computer boots fine

Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?

Shut down and pull the power cord out of the Notebook/Laptop then remove the battery and wait a few minutes before trying again.
Remove the SSD and try to boot into the BIOS, see what happens. Worst thing would be a notice of no boot device.
Flashing the BIOS with the same or newer file will depend upon how it is done for your computer, whether it needs the software on a floppy disk, a CD, a USB Thumb/Flash drive or can be done from within Windows.

One way to reset the BIOS on a Desktop is to pull all the power, wait a minute then remove the CMOS battery, about the size of a quarter, put it all back and try again. A similar procedure can be used with a Notebook but much more difficult to get at it and requires some experience and patience.

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Hello, the puter is my
DELL laptop Latitude D600, W2K SP4,
Intel Pentium M 1,4 GHz

It used to be my work laptop, but I saved it from beeing discarded. I no longer have access to the company network, but the company domain has still stayed as the login domain.

My problem is that once or twice a day the computer freezes so that everything lags very much. Mouse becomes erradic and moves for a second then freezes for a second, moves and so on. You can move it carefully and it will respond after the freeze to the movements You made during the freeze time. Difficult and frustrating. Same with keyboard. It will be fine after a reboot but even getting the reboot is frustrating because either by mouse or by CTRL-ALT-DEL the restart is a pain to achieve because of poor response.

I dont know what is hogging the system resources. I cannot find anything in the task manager information and I have no know security issues or threats.

I use AVIRA and ZoneAlarm free versions and I have CCleaner 1.36.430 running /auto with startup

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by meurmma on 2007-09-22 08:02:37
Computer is in Normal Mode.

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as meurmma.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:03:16, on 22.9.2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.21... Read more

A:No known infections, puter freezes for every other second daily, fine after reboot

BUMPing my post

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Hey guys! I hope you can help me, I am getting desperate ! 2 weeks ago I got infected with a file encrypting-virus, so I gave someone my PC to clean it,format it and reinstall my windows. And now I am stuck with another problem which I used to have in the past but someone else (I don't know how) fixed it for me. No matter the size of the torrent, my PC freezes while downloading in the first 10 secs. I uninstaleed my AV, I turned my indexing off. When it freezes, in task manager-proceses, utorrent gets a value almost to 100, as well as the PC usage. And today I got a new error during the freeze, " display driver stopped responding and has recovered" . And I noticed that in safe mode this display driver isn't enabled. Do you think it has anything to do with it? Please help me! Thank you!

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This is my new system:

Core 2 Duo E6750
Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i)
2X2 GB Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G
Asus EN8800GT

It works perfectly in Vista x64, however in XP SP2 32-bit, as well as XP SP2 64-bit, the system freezes randomly (often with graphical corruption in the last frame(s)) despite the fact that I've installed the latest BIOS from ASus, latest drivers from Nvidia, and all available XP updates from Microsoft. These freezes started occuring right after I installed Windows XP, without any other drivers or outside programs present.

I should also mention both XP versions run fine (well, they don't lock up) while in safe mode.

Does anybody have any idea what the problem is?

A:Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

sometimes this problem is due to conflict of drivers(hardware, software)or programms
and rarely to malware
in your case, as you said they work fine in safe mode,
ok, then we can suppose that either program or service would cause this
if that's right, try to disable one after one by doing this:
start ==> run ==>type "msconfig" without quotes
choose (selective startup) option and try to unckeck one by one and restart to see
for now, I have no other solution.....when I get anything new, I'll tell you

are your versions unattended?? I mean aren't they original, downloaded from microsoft or not?
and you are using Professional or Home Edition Version?

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It does this like once an hour at least. Once it's frozen, it's frozen until I manually power off.

I tried scanning with spybot twice, and avira twice, though it froze on me befor it completed. I'm defragging now, but it will probably freeze before it's finished too.

Any advice?

Win XP, on a compaq pesario, by the way.

A:Computer works perfectly fine then all of a sudden freezes

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I just bought starcraft today, "Love that game" wen i put it in the d:/ it starts to load but just keeps on spiining the cd like it cant read it or something, its brand new cd. and audio cd's work fine, even warcraft worked wen i tried it, I dont understand, I have a dell 4600 this should not be? Any suggestions??

A:cd's work fine, but d:/ wont work for some reason for starcraft, any starcraft fans??

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Have purchased a used laptop - Toshiba Satelite, Celeron 600(ish), 192 meg RAM, (max possible) 20gig HD (new - the last one croaked), Windows ME. I like XP. Would it be unwise to install xp home upgrade?

A:Will XP work fine on this little weakling?

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I've burned a few movies on some DVD-R's with no problems. I just bought a pack of DVD-R's of another brand and my Nero DVD writing program says it is an " Illegal Medium " when I try to burn on them. My multi format DVD CD burner has worked fine on every other medium I've used. I'm stuck with 50 unusable DVD's if I can't find a way of getting my burner to use them.

A:One brand of DVD-R's is fine. Another won't work.

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Installing using the DVD went normally. It took a while after I got to the Desktop for the Start Button to become functional.

I was a little disappointed to see they are still using the Microsoft standard size Recovery and EFI system partitions, 300 MB and 100 MB respectively. I was hoping they would change that to 450 MB and 260 MB respectively.

I will be checking the USB install a little later.

A:DVD install seems to work fine..

I was a little disappointed to see they are still using the Microsoft standard size Recovery and EFI system partitions, 300 MB and 100 MB respectively. I was hoping they would change that to 450 MB and 260 MB respectively.

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Help!!! my computer freezes seconds into logging into an account i am currently posting this in safe mode anyone able to help please!!!

A:computer freezes seconds into log in but works fine in safe mode

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I've had this probelm for a few days now and I hanv't been able to slove it yet.. when I get windows to boot up to the desktop it freezes about 5-15 seconds afterward, then when I try to restart I see the black windows screen with the bar of its progress filling up, however it is not normal and it is very dark, almost unable to see, and it freezes again. Only until I am aable to reboot in safe mode is when I can get anything to work, however this slows my computers speed and ablities very much. Everytime I try to boot up normally the same thing happens, ethier windows comes up for a few seconds before freezing or gets caught on the loading screen. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can try to fix this? Thank you very much in advance, help would be very appericated!!!!
Edit; Probelm Sloved, Thanks!

A:Windows XP Freezes after a few seconds after bootup, but Safemode works fine..

did you try restore ...go back about a week before the problem started

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I'm running 64bit Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5742G-6846 (specs posted below). As the title suggests, when I turn on my computer, it will start, login, but then it freezes. I can access everything fine in safe mode. I have already tried turning everything off at start up, uninstalling Rainmeter (which was giving me issues earlier), running ccleaner and malwarebytes. I'm not sure what else I can do short of reinstalling Windows. Any suggestions? Hijackthis log is posted under the laptop specs. Thanks so much.
Intel Core i3 i3-380M / 2.53 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory 8.0 GB
Hard Drive 640.0 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400.0 rpm
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Display Type 15.6 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Optical Drive DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM - Integrated
Antivirus AVG (disabled)
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:22:31 AM, on 3/8/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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A:Computer freezes seconds after log-in - Safe mode works fine

Have you used the Registry Cleaner in CCleaner?

If you have, you should check this out.

Quote from Phantom010

You should avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good, and should only be used by advanced users who really know their way around the registry. Never to be used blindly on "Auto" mode. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. These utilities do not only remove what "they think" are orphan entries in the registry but legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair. In a word, it's a scam.

Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...




http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001077.htmClick to expand...

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i am a big fan of nfs but now i can't play it.

it starts up. no problem but after a few minutes... it freezes up then automatically exits with the sound on. then it sets my desktop resolution from 1152x864 to 800x600.

what could be the possible problem? help me with this pls. thanks.

A:need for speed carbon problem (starts up fine then freezes up and exits)

Post your system specs here please.

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There was a Windows Update a few days ago and ever since the update my computer has been  freezing shortly after the desktop menu appears.  In the few moments, after the desktop appears I can still click on items and even launch programs but after all the start up items have been loaded, the mouse pointer still works but the mouse buttons and the keyboard do not register any actions and any programs that I might have been able to open become frozen.  The hard drive light also flashes on and off in regular 2-3 second interval when this occurs.
I tried unchecking all non Windows processes in MSConfig and that appeared to fix things at first but after running for about 5 minutes or so the compter freezes up again.  I ran sfc scannow and I recevied a message saying somthing like 
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
I'm not sure if this is a virus/malware or if the WIndows update somehow corrupted some files and the computer works fine in Safe Mode.
Any help on fixing this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

A:Vista Toshiba Laptop Freezes, Fine in Safe Mode

Perform a  System Restore  choose the earliest date you have.

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I'm not a Windows whiz by any means, but I'm usually able to solve the problems I run into on my machines. This one's got me stumped:

I leave my Sony Vaio VGN-FW290J, running Windows 7 SP1, running one night while I go out for some errands. On my return, the thing has crashed pretty bad (I-can't-even-move-the-mouse bad). Whatever. I do a hard restart of the computer, decline safe mode, and the thing starts up just fine. Well, it was pretty slow, actually. Windows freezes up on me within two minutes (it's still loading up startup programs during that time). I entered into a cycle of startup, hard restart, startup, hard restart, ... until I was convinced of the permanence of the issue.

I became unhappy then, since I knew something was wrong, and this computer hadn't had a real problem in about 4 years of usage.

My first thought was to do a virus scan, so I booted into safe mode and started Avast to get cracking. Two "threats" were found in a full scan: both were very old files. I removed them and I still had the same problem.

I then deactivated every single startup program except the ones I thought were absolutely necessary. No beans. I currently have these set to autostart:
Alps pointing-device driver (Tracker Pad)
HD Audio Control panel (Audio Card)
Realtek Voice Manager (Audio Card)
Microsoft Windows Operating System
ISB Utility (Battery Utility)
Catalyst Control Center (Video Card)
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A:Windows 7 freezes up soon after startup - works fine in safe mode

If it works fine in Safe Mode and its not related to hardware, I would assume that you have an application that loading at startup that is causing you some problems. So why dont you use msconfig to scale back all the startups and then add them back to see which is causeing the problem

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I have an older laptop that is running Windows XP.  This is not my main computer but I do like to use it when I do not want to use tablet or desktop.  It virtually will not browse internet in regular windows mode.  It freezes and takes forever to go from one internet site to another.  However, the internet works fine when in safe mode.  I have Malware Anti Malware Free and AVG 2015 Free.  I have run scans in both safe mode and windows mode and it does not detect anything.  I also have CC Cleaner which I run frequently.  I have downloaded Autoruns and tried to delete some startup loads using your data base.  However, many are not in your data base.  I did find some that I could eliminate on startup but not that many because if it was not in your database, I left alone.  Do you have any other suggestions I could try.  As I said, this laptop is older and not my main computer but I would really like to try and revive it so that I can at least use it sometimes.

A:Internet freezes but works fine in safe mode Windows XP

If a client comes to me not only now but, for quite a while now, I will not let them spend time, money, effort or thought on an XP machine.  For starters they absolutely should not be used connected to the Internet.
Certainly @ this point in time, if an XP machine is not working properly, just don't bother w/ it... can't be used on the Net, anyway.  As for non-Net use, still, not worth bothering w/ it.  Time to just let it go & move on.  After 15 yrs, put it out to pasture.

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I just bought some headphones so I can listen to music or DVDs my compter but I'm getting no sound.

Has anyone had this problem before?

A:Speakers work fine but headphones don't?

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