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Q: Computer freezing

I've posted about this issue before and thought I had a solution but it has started to occur again.

My pc locks up during 3D applications constantly. It's a hard lock (no mouse and keyboard use) until I physically reset the machine. I've replaced my motherboard, RAM, Video card, and processor. I've tested another power supply and all the components work fine. I've run Memtest for over 36 hours per stick (2x) of RAM and they have also turned out fine. I even purchased new RAM just to be sure. My PC still locks up in 3D applications.

The funny thing is there are no logs of any errors after reboot. No crash report, no video card driver failure, nothing. System specs are below:

Asus P5N-D Mobo
Intel Q9300 Quad-Core
4gig Cosair XMS2 RAM (2x sticks)
Cosair 620 Watt PS
Nvidia 9800GT (Tried an ATI 1950X as well)
Windows 7 Ultimate (RC) (Installed this after the same issue kept occuring in Windows XP Professional)
No other devices or cards in the box.

Can anyone help?

**edit

I forgot to mention that this only happens with 4gig of RAM installed. I've run for days on 2gig (1x stick) and haven't encountered an error. I have tried each RAM slot independently, as well as in multiple configurations.

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Preferred Solution: Computer freezing

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 freezing

do u have x32 or x64 os. if u have x32 go in for a x64 it will use the whole 4gigs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

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

Defrag your HD:

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

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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

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

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My Windows 7 64-bit computer has been freezing a lot lately.  I thought i had the problem fixed, it didn't freeze for 2 1/2 days then last night it froze 5 times.  No error messages or BSOD, it just stops responding to anything requiring me to turn it off and on manually.  Last night, when it froze last, the only programs open were Firefox and Outlook 2010.  Here is what i've tried:
 
replaced hard drive (cloned the old one using Acronis True Image)
ran memtest overnight - 3 passes - no errors
updated all drivers using driverupdate
gone into msconfig and disabled all optional startup programs
 
Event viewer - System - shows many of the same error at the same time the computer freezes each time, but an IT guy i know says that's not the cause.  At any rate, here's the error:
 
The following fatal alert was generated: 10.  The internal error state is 10
Source: Schannel
Event ID 36888
 
Anyone have any ideas?  This is very frustrating.
 
Fredd
 
 

A:computer freezing

Forgot - i also ran Malwarebytes and found no issues.

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Hey guys n gals, hoping you may be able to shed some light on my problem.

My computer keeps freezing randomly, sometimes it may unfreeze and i carry on playing my game but most times it freezes and i have to hold down the power button to turn it off, there is no error and i have no idea what is causing it.

I am on windows 7
2 tb hard drive
GTX 570 GPU
i5 2320 CPU
450 PSU
8GB ram.

I really have no idea why it is freezing and i'm scared it might be damaging my system.

Edit: And i also sometimes get the blue screen of DEATH!!!

Please help!!!
 

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I have Windows XP running and currently if i leave the computer idle for more than 3 - 4min it freezes. It will not let me ctrl-alt-delete or anything. mouse doesnt move, etc. I have to unplug the computer.
What should I look for causing this?
 

A:freezing computer

Freezes can be caused by many things:
Memory
Video
Device Drivers
Bad Motherboard
Bad Devices
System Resources
Software

Have you been able to run a ScanDisk?
Defragged lately?

May have too many programs running in the background.
 

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Ok, so recently I've had some trouble with my computer running slow and then sometimes everything will stop responding and I have to spend 10 minutes or so trying to move the pointer to the shut down in the task manager because nothing except task manager will work. I thought it was with the "Metacafe" client but I've disabled it and it still happens. It usually happens after exiting from a game but not always. I'm pretty sure the game isn't slowing the system down as the same game has had no affect in the past. I am running a Celeron D 352 3.2GHz processor with a GeForce 7600GS 512mb RAM and have 1.5 Gb system RAM. I'll post a HJT log. I don't know what info is needed as I have never seeked help in this area before.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:28:46 PM, on 5/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
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A:Computer freezing

A few ideas to check:
1. First thing to determine: Did you make ANY changes with your system just prior to this problem surfacing? Anything at all?
2. Make sure your system isn't overheating. Go into your BIOS settings when the system is booting, and check to see what the temperature is. You can post it here if you like.
3. You might want to consider turning off some startup options. Without trying to delve through every line of the HJT log, I'd say you probably have a fair amount of extra services/applications starting up with your system. Cutting back on these will usually greatly improve system stability and performance.
4. When's the last time you did a system defrag? If it's been a while, go ahead and run one before doing anything else. And while you're at it, you can do a "power" defrag by disabling your virtual memory, rebooting, and THEN running the defrag.
5. For general security scanning, try downloading these from download.com:
AVG Antispyware - free for personal use - totally free for 30 days, then free for updates and scanning only.
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Personal SE
Spybot Search And Destroy - I noticed you already have this, but make sure it's up to date, you have all protections enabled, and run a scan.
SpywareBlaster

Those are just a few things to get you started, I would think. You could also try installing and running AVG Antivirus and/or Avast Antivirus or even Antivir Antivirus, and giving them a scan. And it wouldn... Read more

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I am trying to fix a computer at my work place. the PC keeps on freezing for some reason. the PC does not have an internet connection so there is no way that it could get a virus or something like that. ctrl + alt + delete does not work. what could i do to it to make it stop freezing? thanks
 

A:computer keeps on freezing

Have a look here http://asknerd.net/freezingcomputer.html
 

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Ok, we have a computer at work which is networked; my computer freezes on me every 1/2 hour or so; i will be in the middle of quickbooks or outlook express and then they will just disappear and the whole screen turns blue, its just the background of the desktop that you see w/ none of the icons or anything. it drives me nuts, does anyone know how to fix this? i have to constantly push the button off and on again to reboot...
 

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i ran highjack this and this is the report it gave me
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:40 PM, on 1/16/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.facebook.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:my computer keeps freezing cn someone help me

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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I have a Gateway DX420B, Windows XP. I use Mozilla Firefox. The computer has started freezing when I click on any drop-down box. It lasts until I close the browser and restart it. I do have a Windows xp operating system disc.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 9:18:00.82 on Tue 03/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1006.597 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Hi,

Please do the following:


Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here 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.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:


Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:04:08 AM, on 12/25/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16540)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\21.6.0.32\NIS.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\ATH.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=81&bd=... Read more

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Help. My computer freezes, sometimes, not all the time, but freezes, when using the internet, a window will neither connect to a website nor close but stalls, while another window may operate. My computer is slow, sometimes slower than at other times. It freezes most when using a) Realplayer; Google Blogger; and the internet.

A:My computer is always freezing

Can you get into task manager by pressing crtl,alt,del and clicking task manager?
From within there see if you can detect if your computer is busy doing something by the amount of cpu usage that it shows.

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So I posted in the windows 7 section because my computer kept freezing/randomly restarting. There also seem to be a lot of svchost.exe causeing the cpu to go to 100%. Also when i start my computer the sound of the computer seems to be a bit staticy but it goes away after a few minutes. The person who was helping told me to post here. heres the link to my old post.. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic369255.html/page__st__15
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Michael at 18:28:27.17 on Thu 12/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2113 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {61CDFD9D-3CAC-9270-C6FC-52325ACB795B}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
FW: Online Armor Firewall *Disabled* {803A20E9-13BD-79B3-717A-353FCB758BFB}
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Computer Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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DDSCODEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64  Run by home at 15:04:42.95 on Wed 07/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.904 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Local... Read more

A:Computer Freezing Up

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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. Some... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

I have this same problem with windows 8 it will just freeze while pretending it is receiving inputs. Also have you run a virus scan?

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I returned to windows 7 after removing windows 10 and ever since I'm having problems with my pc freezing up

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Hi Guys,I'd appreciate it if someone could help me. My computer was infected with spyware recently that I managed to get rid of somehow. Now my computer "frezes". If I leave the screen for a few minutes it switches to the Windows screensaver and then "gets stuck". The fan is on so I know that it is still on. The only way to get control is to switch it off and then reboot going through the Scandisk process. Please help! I have copied my HijackThis log here.thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 11:43:26, on 16/07/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing Up

Well there is nothing visible through your log. Have you tried disabling power management and see if that is the problem?

Also you should try the online housecall virus scan.

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When I leave my computer off for a long time (eg overnight) and turn it back on it will run for a few minutes then freeze. I have formatted my harddrive and tried 2 different operating systems which makes me think that it's a hardware problem. After I turn off my computer and then start it up right away it will work fine. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

thanks

drew
 

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Hello
I am using win 7 sp1. From the past 2 days i am facing issues with my computer. It freezes up in normal mode but works fine in safe mode. I havent downloaded anything new on my system. I have tried scan using hitman pro and malwarebytes nothing found. Ran sfc/scannow which was fine. Processor is not heating up as Temp is around 42 Max. Did a system restore but it still froze after that. Uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers from device manager. I dont have a external video card its onboard. I have 2 sticks of 4gb ram installed even went ahead and reseated the ram and even tried one ram at a time but it still freezes in normal mode. I had two audio devices dfx enhancer and via high def audio. I removed dfx but still it freezes. I know there is some services which is maybe doing this i have already cleared my startup except kaspersky. Can anyone help me.

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Here are my specs
Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
    Intel Core i7 @ 4.00GHz    28 °C
    Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
    ASRock Z97 Extreme4 (CPUSocket)    28 °C
Graphics
    ASUS PB278 ([email protected])
    4096MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (Gigabyte)    39 °C
Storage
    931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 ATA Device (SATA)    27 °C
    223GB Crucial_CT240M500SSD1 ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio
 
I built this computer 3 months ago and started having problems like a month in. No matter what I'm running, whether it be sony vegas and 2 games at once or just surfing the internet it will randomly freeze for like 5 seconds every minute or so. Its not that the computer cant keep up because after every freeze it jumps back to running at full power. I've run malware scans and virus scans and have come up with nothing. Along with the freezing, theres a random blue screen about every 2 weeks. I tried cleaning it up and getting rid of unnecessary programs on the sata drive to see if the space can alleviate some of the problems and it did for like a day until... Read more

A:New Computer keeps freezing

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.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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

A:computer freezing

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

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My computer in the last hour just started freezing randomly, I restarted it the first time, and then 30 minutes later it froze AGAIN! It's really starting to get irritating, can someone help me? Thanks in advance!
- Connor

A:Computer freezing.

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.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hello all,

First off, I'm not sure if this is the write place to post this.

Secondly, I'm having issues with my computer. I recently reinstalled windows XP on my computer because it was giving me a rough time with freezing and other things. Yet, after I have put a fresh version of XP on, my computer still freezes.

Could it be a file on the computer that needs to be updated? Or is it more of a hardware issue?

I need help with this.

Thanks A Lot,
Andrew.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Did you zero your hard disk before clean-installing Windows?

("Zero" is what is also called "low-level formatting" and prepares
the hard disk for a fresh Operating System installation.)

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my computer takes about 3-4 min to load a page and where the screens were white background they are now black. When I click on icons they turn purple and my on screen keyboard keeps popping up everytime i log into my computer.  No mesgs come up when the computer freezes just takes a few minutes them loads the page.

A:Computer freezing

Since you have posted in the Win 7 section of BC, I presume that is your operating system - but can you give us some details like make and model of your computer, what browser you use, who your ISP is and how you connect to the internet ?
 
As a major super-market chain here says 'Every little helps'. If I said anything, at the moment I would just be guessing.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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All day today it's been freezing up. After about an hour of being on it locks up and I have to unplug it then plug it back in. I don't really do anything on it other then browse the web. I haven't played a video game on it in a long time.

I installed Advanced Systemcare and did a few things on that today, but it still freezes on me. Any other suggestions?
 

A:Computer is freezing up. :(

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Hi,

This is my first post sorry for the name just went with this spray on my desk (lazy I know but we can't all be creative). Cool, well my computer keeps freezing on me and its got to the point where I might just chuck it out the window or play frisby with the dog.

Issues:
Freezing, mainly when I use the internet.
It freezes sometimes as soon as I open the web, other times it takes ages. It also sometimes doesn't freeze for long and I can continue using the internet, or whatever other programme. I have noticed if I start trying to close programmes down when its running slow it freezes.

Possible cause?:
I recently stopped using norton security and had no protection for 3 days (a very bad idea I know). In that time I had some maleware or addware (I'm not sure of the proper term) pose as the Action Center telling me I had to use this software as my firewall (not sure of the name). Even shutting down the Action Center (which with every click led back to a page to buy said software) I would have constant messages about updating my firewall and internet protection. After turning off my computer this problem did finally go away.

Here are my system specs:

Protection:Comodo, malwarebytes, spybot S&D.
OS: Windows 7 Premium
PC: HP, G62 Notebook
Proccesor: Intel Core i3CPM M350 @2.27 2.27
RAM: 4.00GB (3.80 usable)

Well there it is hope I can get some help!

A:Computer Freezing

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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I have no clue whats going on........
But since reading threads on here I downloaded HIjack...
Heres what I got..
IS anything bad here?
Thanks in ADVANCE!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:43:27 AM, on 3/29/2007
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\2WIRE\2PORTALMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydsl/*http://www.y... Read more

A:help.........computer keeps freezing up...

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I tried to download the TSG info but I got a notification that my current settings do not allow for this type of file to be downloaded. I will post the info if someone can tell me how to fix that. I am using a Dell laptop with windows 7. My problem is that my computer was running perfectly until about a month ago when it started freezing on me. That problem increasingly worsened to the point where it was barely functioning.
I downloaded malwareabytes and ran the extensive scan. It quarantined two files and since then it's been better but still very slow. It works ok when I first begin using it but then it starts to freeze after about fifteen minutes. I tried rebooting a few times and also tried allow it to cool off.
I though about bringing the computer to a shop but then I remembered that I came here years ago (don't remember my screen name or log in) for a similar problem and whoever helped me did such a great job. I made a donation back then. I will make another if you can fix this issue. Thanks for so much
 

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Hello
 
I, too, am having problems with my computer freezing randomly and have to switch it off completely.  It started a few weeks ago and also had the monitor switching itself on and off too.  For the monitor I updated the drivers at nvidia but it was still doing it intermittently, so today I updated from a Windows update.  However the computer freezing is really bad today (about 6-7 times so far).  I am using:
 
Vista 2007, SP2, 32 bit
Acer Aspire X1800
 
I would really appreciate some assistance.  Please let me know what further info you require (am trying to post this quickly before I freeze again!)
 
Thanks in advance
Mags

A:Computer freezing too

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/dOq0kWhBztC6sEkfQLXvy3y
 
Just reading the other post about freezing, so uploaded speccy as per instructions in there, if it helps!
Thanks
Mags

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Hey,

This is my first post with this site and I look forward to learning as much as I can and sharing my knowlegde with everyone else. The problem I am having well one of them anyway is PC freezing. Its at random times but only seems to be when playing games :-(. That for me is a big problem. I THINK the problem is that I am using a nvidia chipset and a ATI card but well see.

SPECS:


Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB PCI-E
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Heatsink (works great)
seagate 320GB HDD sata2
Western Digital 250GB sata2
Western Digital 120GB sata
OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC-3200 DDR400 Dual Channel
OCZ PowerStream 520W SLI
plus 6 fans to movve air around good quality fans


Now I did try and fix it myself but had no luck. It is currently overclocked a bit and temp is at 38C idle and maxed at 45C with load. I have reverted back to stock settings in bois and still deos not help just makes my computer slow. I can not update bois because there is no new ones and I have the latest drivers. My voltage is sitting at 1.47 and is automatic determind by my bois. I have done bench marks with 3d mark 06 and it geos though fine and I can do burn in test on all my hardware fine.

So why deos my games lock up when playing games and not when doing other things? and how to fix problem?
 

A:Computer Freezing :-(

Hi & Welcome to Techspot!!

What is your video card's temperature? Those X1600 cards tend to run a little hot :hotbounce
 

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