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Computer completely locks up (freezes)

Q: Computer completely locks up (freezes)

My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.

I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.

When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even half hour. Sometimes it will freeze will all kinds of programs open and sometimes it'll freeze with merely YouTube open or as I said before, sometimes it'll freeze without anything open right after I've booted my computer up.

I've also noticed, I'll be able to move my mouse around prior 10 seconds before it freezes. Though, in this ten seconds of mouse moving, I am not able to click, hover or anything with the mouse. Only able to move it.

I'm completely lost on what this could be. Please, someone help me.

Here is my specs:

Motherboard - ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0

Processor - AMD FX 6300 Six-core 3.5GHz

RAM - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4 | 8GB

GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4650

OS - Windows 7 Pro x64

Preferred Solution: Computer completely locks up (freezes)

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: Computer completely locks up (freezes)

This is a Custom-built system then. Sounds like your Power Supply is undersized for a custom-build Six-Core in my opinion. What Brand and Model is your Supply? Also, what Make/Model is your hard drive. That's the most common cause of freezing. Download Seatools or Datalifeguard from my signature and test. Also, download and Run Memtest. Corsair RAM is good; make sure to run it for at least 24 hrs. continously with no external usb devices other than usb keyboard or mouse plugged into computer.

You're troubleshooting leaves a little room to improve--so post back your results of those tests and we'll advise you further. This problem is more endemic of OEM (brand-name) built desktops and laptops after they get to be about 3 yrs. old or more.


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Okay so I have a bit if a major issue, so my computer would randomly freeze completely an I mean the keyboard and mouse as well, normally after I log into my account but sometimes before after the windows loading type logo. After about a week of no success in getting it to work I went ahead and bought a recovery flash drive from dell. Everything worked fine after I did that until I tried updating my graphics card driver (keep in mind I have integrated graphics) after I did that the computer restarted and it worked like normal, I started downloading a game fom steam and came back an hour later only to find that it froze yet again. I'm completely stumped as to how to sole this issue. It anyone can come up with a fix for this I will be VERY grateful my computer specs are as follows:
Dell Optiplex 390
Intel for i5 2nd gen CPU @3.10 ghz
Intel HD 2000 graphics
Dell 245 watt power supply
Western Digital 500 GB HDD

A:Computer completely locks up

to the Bleeping Computer forum.
A freezing issue can be caused by a variety of reasons. I could be either hardware or software but since you already recovered the OS to factory state, i suspect a hardware failure here. Let us test the hardware parts one by one.
Run Dell diagnostics.
 Most Dell machines came with a built in diagnostics which offers a basic diagnostic on hardware parts. Although it is not much comprehensive, sometimes helpful in detecting hardware failures.
1. Press F12 during power on to bring the boot menu.
2. Select diagnostics and let it run.
If there are errors detected during the test, report it here. If not, proceed to the next step.
Run memory test using Memtest86+.
1. Download Memtest86+ CD image from the below link.
2. Burn the ISO to a blank CD using Imgburn.
    Download link : http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe
3. Boot from the CD and the test will start to execute immediately. For an accurate result, we should run at least 8 passes of memtest. Since it may take a long time to complete, you can let the test run overnight. Stop the test when either the test completes eight or more passes or there are errors detected.
Report the outcome of both tests in next reply.

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My pc for the last couple of weeks has been freezing randomly and quite frequently at that. I have checked the error logs and i couldn't find anything. I downloaded the burnintest software to test out my hardware and even switched OS. Eventually narrowed it down to either the video card or video drivers but this happens with windows 7 64bit and vista 64bit. The video drivers i have installed are the latest 195.62 drivers for both OS's even went back to older drivers and that didn't work maybe i just haven't gone back far enough i don't know. Im wondering if this is a hardware or software issue. Could it maybe be the hard drive even? Would appreciate the help.
My PC:
ASUS P6T6 Revolution
Intel Core i7 920
4GB Corsair RAM
250GB Western Digital. (about 2 years old now)
ASUS GeForce 295GTX
850 Watt Thermaltake XT

A:Computer locks up completely

It can be either hardware or software.

I'd disable the video card and see if the lock up disappears. If it does, then it's the video card. It is possible that it's the video driver but for the drivers for both Win7 and Vista to both be bad is unlikely (still possible) More likely it's the video card if isolated.

-- Andy

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I have tried every program I know how to use to fix my computer... I keep my Norton 360 updated but my computer is very slow and at the point it locks up and I cannot even use the ctrl/alt/delete to stop a process... I have to turn it off and restart the computer... I may work very well for 5 min or 5 hours but when it stops it is done. I have run all the programs in the "must read me first"... If I am not posting this right just head me in the right direction.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4055 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 240589 MB; E: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 14892 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F642T
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

A:My computer is slow and completely locks down...

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-11-27 17:15:04
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Running: lnlkpucm.exe

---- Registry - GMER 1.0.15 ----
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ecache\[email protected] 1
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ecache\[email protected] Sun, Nov 27 11, 03:52:02 PM????????????
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ecache\[email protected] 0x4E 0xAD 0xCC 0x01 ...
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ecache\[email protected] 593480817
---- Files - GMER 1.0.15 ----
File C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\00010003.ci 32768 bytes
File C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\00010003.dir 4096 bytes
File C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\00010003.wid 65536 bytes
---- EOF - GMER 1.0.15 ----

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Install Date: 10/25/2009 11:32:46 AM
System Uptime: 11/27/2011 3:46:41 PM (1 hours ago)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0F642T
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz | Microprocessor | 2100/200mhz
==== Disk Partitions =========================
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 451 GiB total, 235.001 GiB free.
E: is FIXED (NTFS) - ... Read more

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Hi all,For several months my PC has been frustratingly slow. However, I have dealt with it. Now however, when I click on "start" my PC will completely freeze, not allowing me to access anything. When closing programs, the desktop slowly scrolls back onto the screen instead of instantly appearing. I wish there was more details to share but there is none to my knowledge. I have recently ran spybot S&D and ran a virus scan but it has not helped. I have followed the instructions on the preparation post and here is the data in the DDS log. I am attaching the other log files as well. Thanks for your help in advance. I know you all do quality work as I have used this site in the past for a different PC.------------- DDS log file -----------------DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Whitney at 22:05:47.95 on Mon 12/14/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.109 [GMT -6:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

A:Computer slow at all times. Ocassionaly freezes. Clicking on start often freezes system completely.

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

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hi,i have window 10 frozen problem in HP laptop. Could anyone please get me the solution for it? the problem is actually i wanted to uninstall Avast Antivirus software due to some problem but while un-installing it, i used task manager to end this task forcibly as that un-installation process got stuck, immediately after that my window 10 got frozen and even no keyboard key or mouse is working on the screen. Even for shut down, i had to remove the battery as there was no other option left for me to do power and window shut down. But when i again boot up the window 10, it works fine only for initial 30 secs after start-up, then everything gets frozen and not able to work. i tried this many times but not succeeded. Please kindly help me to sortout this problem. Thanks in advance.

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I recieved a game, Modern Warfare 2, to be exact, on Christmas. All was going well until I got the blue screen of death one time. Now, when I start up any program, my computer completely locks up for 30 seconds or more, then continues normally. Not sure how to go about fixing this, any help would be most welcome.

A:Computer locks up and freezes.

Check the Event Viewer to see if it has a relevant message.

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I'm not sure what section of the forum this should be in. Here is the problem. The computer is a Sony Vaio pcv-rx650. The computer likes to lock up. I thought it was the internet at first, but it seems to be doing that when IE is not up too. I've downloaded and have run CCleaner (successful), Ewido Security Suite (lockked up), PandaScan (locked up), and HJT (successful). It seems to freeze while scanning the computer. I also used the system recovery CD's with no luck. Can someone look at this and tell me if there is something wrong? Thank you! Here is the logfile from HJT:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:58:22 AM, on 8/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavProt.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\WebProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\APVXDWIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda So... Read more

A:Computer freezes / locks up

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Since installing SBC DSL on our second computer, it has begun locking up frequently. When this happens, I am unable to access Task Manager and the mouse is nonfunctional. I have to reboot to regain control. Please help.

A:XP Computer Freezes (Locks up) often!

sure sounds like a worm, but don't know what kind.

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Hello everyone, and thanks for looking at this and trying to help out. This computer runs Windows XP sp2 and has been locking up for a few months now. There is no particular time when it does, but sometimes it happens twice in one hour, but less than 5 times a day I'd say.

When it locks up, usually when I have music playing in windows media player, and have something up on youtube at the sametime.. but youtube may not necessarily be playing at the same time, the sound gets stuck and plays really fast and Num lock on the keyboard stays on all the time even when I hit the button, mouse pointer doesn't move, etc... so basically a computer lockup.

I've had no problems before running 2 sounds at once or 2 players at the same time with a youtube video going or whatnot, but sometimes there is a small noise or some sort of hinderence that slows down the song when playing just for a few seconds and usually a while after that, the computer locks up. Hmm.. I look in Event Viewer and I get 4 Error Messages everytime it locks up and the computer restarts. The error messages are:

"The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the nvsvc service.

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service to connect.

The IMAPI C... Read more

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I had a lot written here when it locked again. I now have to start over. It locks only while on the internet, especially e-mail. It locks on games too. This isn't the only time on a browser. I have XP Pro SP2. I use Firefox and Incredimail. I had to replace my motherboard recently and video board. I have opened the case and turned a big fan on to cool it but that was not the problem.
Also XP doesn't recognize one of my flash drives. Today I found that it had renamed my printer with the drive letter that was on the flash drive. How can I fix that?
Thanks in advance.

A:Computer locks up/freezes

when you replaced the m/board did you do a
repair install
clean install
of windows

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I am stumbed as to why my computer keeps freezes up.
Things that make it freeze:
Web surfing
Moving the move
Maximize/minimize windows
simple little task
installing apps.
Things it does not frezzes up on:
Playing Game(like Diablo)
Playing mp3s
playing movies
I have installed(not all at the same time) Windows 2000 PRO, XP Home, XP PRO. and its still locks up.
My computer:
Epox EP-8KTIA+ Main board
850 Mhz AMD Athon
458 mbs PC 100 RAM
16 Mb Voodo Video Card
60 GIG Maxtar 7200 RPM HDD
24/10/40 Sony CD Burner
10x DVD
230v PSU
1.) It might be the C-MOS Battery, When I pull the Power cord out it loses it BOIS settings.
2.) It might be the power supply unit only 230v.
3.) It might be the old video board Drivers.
4.) It might be getting to hot.

I doubt it is numbers 1 & 4. That the only things I can think of that may be wrong with this system.
If you have any Ideas that might help me please do, it is really mading. Thanks

A:Computer Freezes/Locks up

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Here is the problem. The computer is a Sony Vaio pcv-rx650. 512MB memory Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.60GHz. The computer likes to lock up. I thought it was the internet at first, but it seems to be doing that when IE is not up too. I've downloaded and have run CCleaner (successful), Ewido Security Suite (lockked up), PandaScan (locked up), and HJT (successful). It seems to freeze while scanning the computer. I also used the system recovery CD's with no luck. Can someone look at this and tell me if there is something wrong? Thank you! Here is the logfile from HJT:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:58:22 AM, on 8/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavProt.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\WebProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\APVXDWIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
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A:computer freezes / locks up

Have you run CHKDSK? It could be a simple disk error causing the lockups.

The most common reason for lockups is heat, so it may be a good idea to remove a side panel and see if it still locks.

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My Computer recently started to lock up while on the net. This started 3-4 weeks ago, there is no rhyme or reason as to when it does this. I can be on for 2 mins or 2 hours and it just freezes and i cannot start task manager so i have to turn the computer off and start again.

Since the problems started i have ran avg 9, malwarebytes, and more recently spybots-serach and destroy, and Ccleaner. I have also gone back to Internet Explorer 7 from IE8 as i read on another forum that this may help.

I do have the windows recovery disk that came with the computer but was trying to avoid this if possible.

I appreciate any help i can get on this matter.

Thanks Mark.

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by mark at 19:45:35.91 on Sun 22/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.61.1033.18.3070.1821 [GMT 10:00]

SP: MalwareRemovalBot *disabled* (Updated) {003D1202-F334-4893-AF26-6447C66C2D93}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizance
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:Computer freezes and locks up.

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Your hard drive is almost full.


C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 149 GiB total, 20.685 GiB free.

Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance. I suggest you move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by right-click > Run as Administrator


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Hello, and thank you in advance for your time in reading this post. I apologize if I posted this in the wrong forum.
It's a little long, but I'll be specific as possible.

A little back-story on this computer?
I bought it recently (October of '09) and it's has had a couple of problems beforehand. The first one occurred a couple of months ago when it was overheating. When I went to get it looked, the repairman diagnosed it incorrectly as a video card failure (it was just the fan.) In the end, he replaced my good video card with a horrible shoddy one I had to get replaced. In doing so, I bought a nVidia 9800 GT card, but my computer's power supply was too low (350w or so, if I remember right), so I bought a 500(or 550?) watt one to help compensate. Everything was working fine then.
Recently, it blue-screened on me one morning when I turned it on, and it wouldn't turn on again at all. (Not sure if this is related or not, but it happened the morning after my family replaced our home router because the old one died. The new one has been giving me a very hard time getting online, but I don't think it has anything to do with this...)
Anyway, when I went to get it repaired again (at a different place), the guy there told me that it was a video card issue (again), and replaced by 9800 GT card with a 9500 GT one of the same maker.
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A:Computer locks up/freezes during gameplay

First, did he charge you for the 9500? The 9500 is an inferior gaming card as compared to the 9800GT.

Second, can you access your computer and attach your minidump files?

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

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Dell XPS 400   Windows XP
I have run CCleaner, Disk Cleanup, cleared cookies and cache. I have tried to run Malwarebytes but won't let me, blue screen comes up after about 3 to 4 minutes, shuts down windows and restarts. Tried to run HijackThis but same thing, won't let me, freezes up. 
I posted a while back but failed to have follow up after first response.
Thank You

A:computer freezes and locks after a few hours

whats the error code on the bsod.

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Windows 7
Core i5 2500k
GTX 460 1GB
8gb (2x4gb) @ 1333MHz
Seasonic 650W
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

I built this a week ago during launch day and have so far received two freezes (both when I was just on desktop browsing or working in MS Office). There is no BSOD and I am unable to ctrl+alt+del to reboot. I have to manually shut down the computer and than boot it up again.

My CPU idle temps are hovering around mid 30s and goes up to the high 50s on load. My GPU idle temp is 33c constantly and goes up to 60c on load. Both sticks of ram have done 8 passes on memtest86+ showing no errors.

What can be the problem?

A:computer freezes/locks up (no bsod)

did you put enough Thermal Paste between the Processor and the Heat Sync? Try applying some more.

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I know this is super vague but I have no better way of describing. Right in the middle of something my computer randomly freezes and wont let me bring up task manager or click anywhere. The screen just freezes. No particular program, no warnings no symptoms very random and irregular. I have been noticing this since the past 2-3 weeks or so. First I thought it was a one off occurrence but the increasing frequency has me concerned. 
OS: Windows 7

A:Computer randomly freezes and locks up

You need more RAM.  Microsoft claims that Windows 7 will run on 1GB of RAM, but the reality is that it is not enough.  
If this is a OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), what is the make and model of it.
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Hello, i've been having a re-occuring problem with my pc. This error has only occured during gaming. Visual indication would be the screen freezing on a specific frame. Sound would indiciate a reptition/loop of the last half second of noise produced by the game. And for my pc case, i have a led that connects to the HDD that blinks to show HDD activity. When the freezing first starts, it would blink in a constant cycle, then a few moments later, the light would turn off, My screen would still be frozen, and the sound would not loop anymore, but only play the last sound genereated by the game. On another occasion, I decided not to manually push the restart button to get the pc going again, and I decided to wait and see what happens. The HDD LED light flashed and the sound came up for a split second then restarted.

Things I've done to try to troubleshoot;
1. Chckdsk (Using regular chkdsk in run will check to about 2nd or 3rd step, then it says errors found cannot run in read only mode.
2. chkdsk /f
3. Ran SEAGATE diag tools. Tests run: SMART check, Short drive self test, short generic test. Long self drive test. All tests came back as PASSED
4. Right click My Pc -> Manage -> Disk Management -> Right-Click C drive -> Properties -> Error Checking -> Check Now. The test would not start till i rebooted (and i did so) I waited for the 5 step test to finish, and my regular boot up screen proceeded and i logged in.
5. Cleaned out all dust from pc. Re... Read more

A:Computer freezes/locks up and now also restarts

What is the make and model of your motherboard? What operating system are you running?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8098 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 702408 MB; F: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 2 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., B85M-E
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

Hi there,

I'm pretty sure everything was running fine until I downloaded a VLC player (which I have removed recently). My computer began shutting down and rebooting after giving me a blue screen. That's since stopped, but now my mouse constantly starts freezing. Occasionally it will allow me to move it after a few minutes but remains unstable. Often, when my computer monitor powers out and goes to the black screen in hibernation, I cannot wake it by moving the mouse. I have tried several different mice and still have the same problem.

I have run the avg scan, the malwarebytes scan, and a spybot scan. Still the same problem.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:33:45 AM, on 10/11/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17239)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Applicati... Read more

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Hi and thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I've had this problem off and on for awhile now, maybe two years. It doesn't seem like anything short of a fresh install of windows will solve it (which I have done but its only a temporary fix each time and getting pretty old) even though it feels more like a hardware issue. Its pretty mind boggling because my computer is almost acting like its flesh and bone rather than a machine. I mean that in the sense that it will act as if it were regenerating or "getting better" and then relapse.
The Issue:

What happens is my system will completely lock up, usually instantly at seemingly random times during gaming or lately even just from watching movies or tv shows online like with netflix. A long time ago it used to loop the last millisecond of sound or so during the crash, I don't hear any sound anymore usually when it crashes its only the screen freezing. When this happens I am unable to alt + f4, alt + tab and ctrl + alt + del. Forced to hard boot.

Mods & Their Effects:

I've had the computer for about 4 years now (it came with vista 32bit and I've upgraded to win7 64bit since then but the issue occurred with both OSs) I bought it when I started college and made some modifications over time. I don't recall having this issue before the first upgrade (which was RAM). I bought the computer with 2 gigs of ram and after awhile upgraded by adding a couple extra gigs. Its now 1 gig of ... Read more

A:Computer locks up / freezes during gaming.

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hello all!

my computer has recently started randomly freezing, when it started i system restored but the problem continues. when its happened ive been on youtube a few times, just generally using my pc and it's just done it at windows sign on screen whilst i was still signed on ( you know windows key + l "switch user" )

when it freezes, i cannot access ctrl alt delete or do anything. sound stops also

q6600 @ 3.0ghz
4gb corsair xms2 ram
samsung spinpoint F1 1tb
abit ip35 pro xe
soundblaster xfi
corsair tx650w

also can anyone recommend a good program to check my temps with? i am pretty sure they're ok but ill check anyway

cheers guys

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My pc keeps freezing after the start up, even in safe mode it freezes which leads me to believe that the problem is hardware related ?!

I have changed my memory ram sticks, I have re installed windows 7, i have checked all fans ( they all seem to work), and the computer just freezes, nothing works, not even the task manager, or the light on caps lock. Although when it freezes I notice a difference in the noise that the computer makes.


AMD Athlon II X2 250 processor - 3.0 Ghz
4 Gb ram
Ati radeon HD 5400 series

And I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Computer completely freezes, need help.

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Ok, I didn't see anything that matched my problems, so I'm posting it here.

First off

WinXP Home
HP Pavilion XL753 (old, I know)
1 Gig Ram

My computer will freeze for a full minute to two minutes, and then free up for about 5 seconds, and then freeze again. I lose all interenet connection and most programs I run crash.

Here is my HiJackThis log..any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:44:17 PM, on 7/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\FSCBoss\FSCBoss.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
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Sometimes, out of the blue while playing a game, my computer decides to completly freeze on me. My music stops playing, everything is froze, even my mouse won't move. I have a fairly new computer, about 6 months old, and wondering why it would be doing this. The only game it seems to do it in is flash based, so I was thinking that might be the problem.

Could the problem be that I got a different kind of RAM then what came with the computer? It's an Alienware computer, so if there is a problem in the hardware side I would hope this could be the only thing wrong with it.

So, what other info do you guys need to see, I am completly stumped as to how to fix this problem.

A:Computer Freezes Completely


You reallly need to list your specs including motherboard, cpu, video card, brand name and wattage of your power supply, drives....etc. etc. etc....you get the picture.

In the meantime, I would suggest that you monitor and list your temps for at-rest and under-stress usage. Another crucial area is that you need to check your voltages for this computer. Most modern day motherboards (since we don't know what you have, can't tell) have a program that will tell these readings. However, if yours does not, here are a couple of free programs that will help.

Sandra Lite Utility



Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free




This information should help us to pinpoint possible causes of your problem.

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Hi there people, don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this thread. But since i've got no idea what the hell is happening, i figured this should do it. My computer completely stops! It freezes and nothing works. My mouse don't work i can't even turn my NUM LOCK on/off. Also i hear a strange noise (not in the cpu, but in my headphones) after that happens. The only thing i can do is turn off my computer. But one thing i've noticed is that after this happens, when i try to turn my pc on again, it doesn't make that *bip* from the boot. So i have to turn it off and on again, and when it boots for the first time, after this event, it freezes again while booting... So i turn it off/on again, and it works ok. At least for a while Please guys, i need help! My specs are: Asus P8H61, I5-2300, Radeon HD 5670, 2x4gb Kingstom. Sorry for bad english

A:Computer COMPLETELY freezes!


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Whenever i log in to my user shortly after i click a program shortcut or open the start menu the system freezes. my cursor still moves, i don't get the blue screen, i have no viruses, i can't open the task manager, i have to turn off the computer manually, and it still works in safe mode. I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp home service pack 3 any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have Dell 8250 that is several years old with XP Professional and all of a sudden my computer will not go into stand by mode without freezing up. I have to reset the computer to get it to boot up again.

Any Idea?

A:Computer locks up (freezes) when going into Stand By mode

I would try testing it under a "clean boot" configuration, and if the problem doesn't occur there, try to narrow it to one of the disabled items.


Does the hang occur before it actually gets into standby, or when trying to resume?

There is a long list of "standby hangs" articles here, most if not all having to do with the "resume" part:


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I'm at my wits end and I'm about to throw out a perfectly good computer over this problem. For the last few weeks, my computer has been freezing while playing video games. I'm not a hardcore gamer, I mostly play World of Warcraft and the Sims. At first I thought it was an issue with WoW until I deiced to play the Sims earlier this week and had my system freeze. I'm wondering if it's a problem with my internet, since I'd been having issues with that for a few months now. 
Basically what happens is I open the game, log in, select what character I want to log onto, get past the load screen and anywhere within a few seconds to about 40 mins my computer will completely lock up. Sometimes I can get it to unlock by opening task manager and force the game to close, sometimes I have to hold the start button to force a reboot to get back into my system. I've updated Windows to v.1511. I've updated my graphics card, my motherboard, and anti-virus. I've opened my comp up and completely cleaned the inside and have been running with the side of the case open. I would say that my system is getting hot but I've logged onto WoW as soon as my computer would let me and it's locked up, so I think that rules that out.
I've attached the two files that are usually asked for, I also attached two screen shots of a random popup I keep getting, It's been showing up since I upgraded to Windows 10. I've been ignoring it but it could be the issue?
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I recently started getting intermittent freezes at the welcome screen or desktop (No new programs had been installed for weeks). At first, they happened every few reboots, and progressed to the point of happening after each reboot.

A few days ago I decided to perform a clean install in an attempt to track down the issue. After the installation completed, I installed the motherboard drivers and let Windows begin the automatic updating process. The computer worked fine until this morning, when I encountered my first freeze. Aside from the windows installation, here are the programs I have installed:

Google Chrome
Deathadder (drivers)
Nvidia Experience (drivers)
Origin (for BF3)
Core Temp (Monitor CPU Temp)
TeamSpeak 3
Microsoft Office 2010
MSI Afterburner (Monitor GPU Temp)

The only programs installed today were MSI, Nvidia Experience and Itunes.
My computer loads safe mode w/networking each attempt. It also loads Windows when I perform a selective start using no services or start items, and when only Microsoft services are de-selected.
I use CCleaner for the purposes of clearing temp. files and do not utilize the registry cleaning portion.

Should I assume a Microsoft service is the culprit?

How should I go about troubleshooting this issue?


A:Computer Freezes/Locks at welcome screen or desktop

Quote: Originally Posted by dewviking

My computer loads safe mode w/networking each attempt.

Hi dewviking.

Boot into Safe mode with networking and post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

It will help us to answer your question properly.

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Hello, computer was running fine then one day it started freezing while playing World of Warcraft. Seems to happen in dungeons when there is a lot of graphical things going on. It also freezes when accessing some websites. Have to hard reboot every time. I had always been able to game with settings turned up so recently I changed them all down and still happening. Then started noticing the freezing on websites that had flash or some type of animated gifs running along the borders.

Kids had recently installed Steam and some mods for Minecraft which made me suspicious. I uninstalled them, updated drivers for sound and graphics, monitored my temperatures (all good) and even tried to restore to a previous restore point ... still freezing randomly. I ran malwarebytes and a virus scan with no hits. Opened the case, cleaned it, and checked to see if the cards had moved and needed to be reseated.

Weird that is just started happening.

I am very computer literate and consider myself advanced so would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks. (dont know if this is the correct thread for this issue, feel free to move it if needed)
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183288 MB, Free - 139211 MB; D: Total - 19077... Read more

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Hi, I'm not sure where else to go but if you have a forum that you think would be able to answer this better, please redirect me.

My computer is about 2-3 years old. I tend to take good care of it but I'm having a locking up issue.

Problem: I use my computer mostly for Solidworks and some pretty heavy games. It typically does not freeze while in use. However, some times when it is not in use, it freezes and automatically resets itself.
Other times, I'll be doing some light work and it will freeze like it was 1995, mouse wont move, audio stuck on repeat, and the only option I have, is to do a hard restart.

Confusing parts: When the computer boots back up, I cannot hit enter or anything to get the computer to select "Start windows in normal mode" as opposed to safe mode. The only keyboard I can get to work with that is my Logitech rubber dome keyboard. My mech keyboards don't register. Even my wired Logitech keyboard G510s doesn't register. ONLY my cheapy one (I'll see if I can find you a model number if you need it) . Even more confusing is that my wired mouse won't respond either. The only peripherals that do respond use wireless (not all from one brand, the only commonality is that they're all wireless and work in the bios screens)

Going further down the rabbit hole: When I removed 2 of the 4 memory sticks upon my last boot up. My mech keyboard was recognized in the bios and I was able to select "start windows in normal mode." I don't know if this w... Read more

A:Computer locks/freezes up when not in use after a memory upgrade,

If you think its your memory slots just use 1 stick, try the 4 slots one at a time.

Also see your OCing reset to default see if it still happens...


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Hey guys,
I recently (alright, 3 days ago) built a new system. Everything is running so great. Everything is all fast and stuff but I just realized something. When I try to play video files in any type of video player, the system starts lagging up, my CPU usage sky rockets, and I basically just freeze up my system. I'm not sure what's causing this, but it's really starting to tick me off as I use a lot of video files each day as I like to mess with Animation. The only way to view my animations is through a video file and my system locks up on the video playback.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? I'm really desperate.


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My computer locks up on a regular basis. It locks up in two different ways. The way it does more frequently is, when I'm working on it the screen will just completely freeze. The pointer won't move when I move the mouse, and there is no response when I hit any keys, including if I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I then have to hit the reset button to do a reboot. The second way it freezes is the screen will just go completely blank, and then there is a beeping coming from inside the cpu. Then I also have to hit the reset button. It freezes this second way while I'm working on the computer too, but also it has done it, not too often but a couple of times when my computer is just sitting idle. I was searching for some solutions online, and 1 site recommended that I do a sytem restore. But when I tried to do this there were no restore points saved. I have learned that I erased the restore points when I ran a disk cleanup a little while back thinking that that might resolve my issues. I have also loaded a trial version of jv16 Powertools to do some registry cleaning. When it scanned my registry it found a lot of errors, which I then had it fix. But this still did not fix the locking up. I then went in the registry manually through the jv powertools to find any uneeded entries I could delete. I got a little over zealous, and apparently I deleted something related to my Microsoft Office. Now when I try to launch that program it searches for missing files and asks me to to inser... Read more

A:Solved: Computer locks and freezes frequently.

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Hello, I have some sort of virus, that starts to freeze up my computer, it won't allow me to start any anti virus program, and my internet freezes up a few minutes after I reboot.I am currently running in safe mode, still can't load Norton anti virus.Can someone please instruct me what to do? Also, after I fix the problem, what are the best anti virus, malware, adware, and spyware programs to install?Here is my Hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:14:06 PM, on 8/17/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesLavasoftAd-AwareAAWService.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exeC:Program FilesTrend MicroHijackThisHijackThis.exeR0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://google.com/O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: XML module - {500BCA15-57A7-4eaf-8143-8C619470B13D} - C:WINDOWSsystem32msxml71.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindo... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes up after 10min

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3Important!You should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an Malware Removal Expert, not for private use.Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Make sure that you save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

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My computer has been completely freezing seemingly on random intervals. I noticed I had the win32/tenga virus a few days ago when the crashing began and hopefully removed it completely with avast, malwarebytes and spybot s&d.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16375 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1535 Mb
Hard Drives: (ssd) C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 15464 MB; (was external hdd, now internal) H: Total - 1764710 MB, Free - 219007 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, X58 SLI FTW3
Antivirus: None

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:04:35 PM, on 5/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Lycosa\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Lycosa\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RaidCall\raidcall.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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Hello all I really need some help im sure I have some sort of virus here is my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:47:30 PM, on 1/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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
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A:Please help computer completely slow and freezes

Please any help is greatly appreciated

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Okay well, to put it shortly, I'm not too sure what to do with this issue I have. I recently upgraded both my motherboard to an Asus M5a99FX PRO R2.0 and my CPU to an AMD FX 8350 and I've been experiencing some complete freezes playing games like Battlefield 4, Shadow Warrior and Skyrim. In my old build (with a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3L and a Phenom II x4 955BE) the same games would perform okay and I never really experienced any crashes or freezes.

The problem now is that at what are apparently random intervals no longer than 15 minutes during gaming my cpmputer will completely freeze, audio stops, I cannot open the task manager and I even tried toggling Caps Lock and the LED on my keyboard wouldn't toggle. I would leave it stuck there for a couple of minute but nothing would happen, forcing me to hard reset the system.

I can use the computer for regular browsing and video streaming (I think I can alsop play some older games without freezing) without freezes too, which is kind of odd.

My PC specs would be:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitMobo: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0CPU: AMD FX-8350 (not overclocked)GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti GC 3GB (not overclocked either)Memory: 2 modules of some 4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 (2TB)
So far what I've done to try to find a solution to the freezing is rolling back video drivers, then installing the most recent ones again, upgrading to the most recent version of the BIOS for my mobo and my chipset drivers,... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes when gaming

Check Asus for updated motherboard driver's and uefi updates. Also, after that check for video card driver updates and game updates. Also, you may need to manually enter your correct ram timings in the uefi. Here's the download link for your mobo for 8.1 drivers, software and uefi : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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I know similar problems have been reported on this forum and all over the web, but still I would like to share my experience and hear others' opinions about it, as in this case, maybe the problem starts from the NIC.


MB: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 3.60 GHz
RAM: 8 GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon 4850 HD
HD: 2 TB
NIC: (Integrated) Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

The problem:

Computer becomes completely unresponsive; no BSOD, no error dialogs nor any sign of computer being informed about it's own unresponsiveness, it simply won't do anything and won't obey to any keyboard command. The only option is hard reset, after which everything works fine before next freeze.

Time between log-on and freeze varies.

I don't know how to describe the problem more clearly, please ask if anything is unclear.

The story:

I built this computer about a month ago. Very soon, I started to come up to abovely described problem 2 or 3 times a day.

At first I assumed it had something to do with watching videos online with Google Chrome as several times the crash coincided with youtube or similar websites running on one of the tabs. I also uninstalled Internet Download Manager as some would complain it was crashing their browsers (but obviusly that's a different problem and has something to do with its broswer integration feature, which I had disabled anyway).

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A:Computer freezes completely when using uTorent, IDM etc.

Well thats a looooong story

In short it would really help if you could use this tool to post all the files here..

We will have a look

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Hi so I have had this alienware computer for about 7 years now. My computer has been having these random freezes for the past few weeks where I would need to force restart the computer (can't task manager etc), (mouse won't move). After restarting the computer I will get 5 slightly fast beeps. After leaving it alone for a while and trying again the computer works like normal. However this problem is really annoying especially when gaming. I have no idea what I should do exactly. Since my computer is quite old I'm not sure whether I should buy a whole new computer or just replace parts (I bought a new hard drive about a year ago). I am also using Windows 10.

I really appreciate the help

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Hello, I am having problems with my computer where it will freeze and not respond to anything I do short of a hard restart.
Everything is frozen, my mouse won't move, no buttons work either. Everything just stops.
It happens in a variety of situations: -While playing video games
-While running AdAware or Ewido security scans
-While mixing down the music I write in nuendo

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Computer completely freezes in certain situations

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Hi everyone,

I ran ADW about a week ago, and it was not-responding and froze my computer. I ran 2 different times today, and it was also not-responding and again completely froze my computer when cleaning. I had to hard boot, because I had no choice.
1.Does anybody else experience this trouble with ADW, or just me??

2. Is there other source, not bleeping computer, to download it from, or it would not make any difference???

My Norton says ADW is safe for downloading. But it's unusable at this point.

Thanks for your help in advance, guys.

A:ADWCleaner completely freezes my computer

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Hi im currently using a HP computer running vista.
When i hit the on button for my computer it turns on although absolutely nothing loads up.
The "Loading Light" doesn't flicker or anything.
The monior that im using is definetely not the problem as i've plugged it into a laptop and works perfectly fine.

I have tried turning i on/off multiple times and also unplugging etc etc. I have no clue what is wrong, could someone please help me.

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Please help with this problem. The computer randomly freezes and has to be turned off. I have run the trendmicro online virus scan, adaware, spybot and microsoft's antispyware program and cleaned up what I could. Here is the hijack this log.
(also curious to know your thoughts on microsoft's antispyware program)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:23:55 AM, on 1/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Im using SpywareDr. Ive done multi scans and click on the fix, only to have the same to malware programs show up ever time. And they are, beside the ADWARE.ADVERTISING COOKIES, AND APPLICATION TRACKING COOKIES IS ROUGE ANTISPYWARE.MALWARE DEFENCE registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MALEWARE DEFENCE.

I went to http:www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic 34773.html, and started following the instructions. It seemed to go fine untill I tried to run the GMER.exe file. First time it ran over a hr and half then all of a sudden my computer rebooted. Second time it ran for a long time also but I kept moving the mouse every now and then thinking my computer rebooted from inactivity the first time but that didnt work either the program and the computer froze up. Other attempts to run the program have pretty much been the same. While ive never got the program to complete I have noticed a lot of files with the word

I do get a warrining at the begining of running the program which states, WARNING GMER HAS DETECTED SYS MOFIFICATION BY ROOTKIT ACTIVITY. DO YOU WANT FULLY SCAN YOUR SYSTEM?
I have tried to start in safe mode but that freezes up also. Last driver on the bottom of the froz... Read more

A:GMER either freezes or locks up or restarts computer before finishing

Try running GMER with only the "Sections" box checked.

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64 a few days ago. Everything was working fine until I went into the Computer menu selection and did a Map Network Drive to a Network Attached Storage (NAS), a QNAP TS-109. On the local network, I've both done a Browse to the target folder and manually entered the \\IP address\folder. Both methods connected without a problem. However, after 30 minutes or so, if I go back into the Computer menu selection, it's blank and the green progress bar in the location field up top indicates it's looking for drives but none are found. The computer is not locked up.

If I shut down the computer, it hangs where a message says "Logging Off." This occurs just after the desktop disappears and before it saves my settings. I have to press the computer reset button to force a restart.

When I disconnect the NAS, everything with Windows 7 works normally. Two other XP computers on my network have no problems with the NAS. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any thoughts for a solution?

My System:

Windows 7 Pro x64, clean install
IE v8.0 x86
FireFox v3.5.5 x86
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security v9.1.008.000

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ASUS P6T Deluxe with OC Palm Remote (BIOS 1102)
Corsair Dominator 6GB (3 x 2GB) TR3XG1600C8D DDR3 1600
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD x 2EA in a RAID 0 configuration 128 KB stripe
Cooler Master 700W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified PSU
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
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