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System locks up when I use F10 to go to BIOS

Q: System locks up when I use F10 to go to BIOS

I turn the computer on and start pressing F10 every second. The screen remains blank. After 4 minutes or so, I stop pressing F10. The screen remains blank, nothing happens and I turn the computer off after a half hour. I purchased this computer with Windows Vista installed and a free upgrade to Windows 7 that I installed immediately in 2009. I am certain that after the upgrade I was able to invoke the BIOS program, but it has been several years since I used the BIOS. The BIOS Version/Date on my computer is Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.43, 6/3/2009. I downloaded an update from HP, sp43096.exe, version 5.49 for WIndows Vista so it would not update the BIOS on my Windows 7 system. Perhaps if I could update the BIOS it would resolve my problem. Is there a BIOS update for WIndows 7 and motherboard, M2N68-LA? Many thanks for help.Loren Hall

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A: System locks up when I use F10 to go to BIOS

@lorenhall, welcome to the forum. You should try tapping the Esc key while the computer is booting to see if it helps. There is no BIOS update for Win 7 available. Here is another thread that may help you install the Vista BIOS in Win 7. Read it carefully to see if there is a solution that you are comfortable trying.

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A few days ago, my computer stopped booting up. It would get to the Asus bios screen, where it would sway press del to enter setup, and then it would freeze. I tried booting it for a while, then I gave up and decided to come back to it the next day, and it worked fine. It continued to boot fine for a few days, until yesterday, when thew same problem started again. This time letting it sit didn't seem to work, not sure what to try next. Is a new motherboard in my future? Or could it be something else?

A:Computer locks up at bios

Sometimes it's the HardDrive trying to be recognized.
Trying removing all internal Dust
And/or reseat the HardDrive and cabling

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I've downloaded BIOS version P01.B1 for my gateway dx4831-07 from the official site and installed following the instructions.
Installation was successful but now windows locks up at the "starting windows" screen. I can only access on safe mode. I've tried putting the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Installation disk. Once booted from the DVD it started loading the windows files, and then it locks up again at the windows logo screen.

I did the SF_Diagnostic_Tool I uploaded the rar archive like in the instructions: http://www.sevenforums.com/joinseven...p?do=addmember

A:Bios Update Windows locks up

Hi JohnyDale, Welcome to Sevenforums.

1. Well since you're getting to the Windows boot menu, your BIOS is recognizing and reading the drive. I think its possible that the BIOS change could require new Windows driver(s) to use, but safe mode should overlook that. Have you tried booting off any other devices and see if you can still access/read the drive?

2. It can be a issue with the BIOS update. The workaround is to change the Boot speed setting in Bios to "normal" instead of the default "fast"
Press and hold the F2 button, then power on the Unit. That should bring up the BIOS, from there you should see a setting under the Advanced tab called boot speed, just set it to normal and you should be able to load windows normaly

3. Try to boot from DVD and do system repair.

If all fails. Do a Clean Install Windows 7, install all the drivers again. That will fix the issue.

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I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.

When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.

The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.

Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
[email protected]

A:Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.

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I just bought a new athlon Xp and motherboard I have it all together and I hit the power and entering bios it locks up and won't allow me to change the settings what would be causing this? It is showing the correct frequency the cpu should run at and the RAM is testing correct at post. So what is the deal?

A:Just assembled MOBO and CPU..Turned on locks up in bios

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here lately my new dell insprion 1501 notebook will sometimes lock up in at bios i shut it down hard ( i really hate doing that) and take the battery out and press the power button to reset the notebook, after doing so it works fine, it is still under warranty, but before sending it back to dell id like to see if i can fix it myself, i use this notebook for my everyday work life so i can really bear without it. heres my specs:

Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD Turion 64 x2 2.0GHZ (800MHZ FSB)
2GB DDR2 Ram
15.4" Widescreen Glossy screen
ATI Xpress 1150 Video Card
53wrh battery (6 cell)
windows vista home premium

anyone comes up with anything to save me lost time, let me know

A:brand new dell locks up sometimes at bios screen

Return it while you can thats what the warranty is for. Or at least give Dell a call and see what they can recommend.

I've also removed your email address, posting it in an open forum is just asking for Spam.

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After changing the boot sequence in the bios and exiting and saving the changes, a black screen appeared reading "Default BIOS settings have been loaded." the computer freezes each time at this point. Since then I have tried to fix the problem by resetting the bios by removing the CMOS battery and using the jumper rest on the board. This has not fixed my problem. How may I fix this problem?

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This is my dad's machine, and it locks at the Dell logo before the progress bar even starts. I don't even have the chance to get into the BIOS or boot options, nor into diagnostics by holding down Fn while starting. I've even tried with a USB keyboard.
It starts super fast, so I discharged the stored power with a paper clip in the hole on the bottom, but that did nothing. I tore the whole thing apart, reseated the RAM and tried each stick by itself, reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes, and I'm out of options here.
The funny thing is, he had this for 4 years before this problem occurred.
Is there anything left? If there was even a way to sideload a BIOS on this board, it would need to be one with Secure Boot off., and I can't imagine where I'd find that. 

A:14z 5423 locks at Dell Logo - cannot get into BIOS

 "reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes "

Just making sure, you're doing it correctly.....
1. Remove or disconnect the coin cell battery ( You can buy a new battery at your local Walmart or dollar store for about $2.00 - $5.00)
2. Press the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain all residual power from the system
3. Assemble the unit, hopefully your computer starts normally

Instead of holding down the Fn key, you tried tapping the F2 key(BIOS) or the F12 key(Diagnostic) at boot up? If no, then I like to suggest you follow the steps below:
1. Power off the computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see the BIOS screen.

Note: If your system is windows 7, you can also try tapping the F8 key - Advance Boot Options)

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Got a sony vaio pcg-801a laptop to work on (its not my birthday, trust me!)
its being its usual pain in the neck. On my last 'fix' i managed to break the hard drive connector to the motherboard .

Now after putting in a new connector, the computer performs the animated sony vaio logo, and while doing so, the POST tests, recognizing the hard drive, CD-ROM, etc then the logo goes, and while it should be identifying valid boot drives, it just hangs, blank screen, not even a cursor.

I have tried booting off all types of media, (HD, CD, USB-HD, USB-memstick) to no avail. the hard drive is blank, and just after the cable broke, it would say 'no available boot device' or words to that effect. now with the new cable and without, it still won't boot.

I found a similar article at: http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/35003/

Any ideas?

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Home built system motherboard and memory 6 mo old

Win XP home Edition Version 2 w/sp3
Ecs PT890T-A
Intel Pentium D CPU 2.66 Ghz
2 Gig Kingston PC2-4200 533 MHz (1Gigx2) DDR2
2 hd (60 gig IDE, 100 Gig SATA)
Nvidia geforce 7300se/7200gs
PCI SoftV92 Modem
Winfast TV2000 XP TVTUNER

Computer locks up and needs to be rebooted not only when downoading files but just sitting there doing whatever a computer does when just sitting there. No real high CPU usage indicated by Task Manager. Will rarely lock up while actually doing something such as browsing, or using Excel/Word.

Have already deleted most recent programs installed and other programs rarely used.

A:Win Xp System Locks Up

Home built system motherboard and memory 6 mo oldWin XP home Edition Version 2 w/sp3Ecs PT890T-AIntel Pentium D CPU 2.66 Ghz2 Gig Kingston PC2-4200 533 MHz (1Gigx2) DDR22 hd (60 gig IDE, 100 Gig SATA)FloppyNvidia geforce 7300se/7200gsPCI SoftV92 ModemWinfast TV2000 XP TVTUNERComputer locks up and needs to be rebooted not only when downoading files but just sitting there doing whatever a computer does when just sitting there. No real high CPU usage indicated by Task Manager. Will rarely lock up while actually doing something such as browsing, or using Excel/Word.Have already deleted most recent programs installed and other programs rarely used.Try running: http://www.memtest86.com

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My system locks when I play games Im running an AMD 1700+ 512k 80g hdd and xp-pro NVidea geforce2 ddr 64

Mother Board ECS K7S5A
5.5 X 266 1700+
DRIVER Version video 5.01.2001.1240

temps., are ok system doesnt hang during burn in tests or benchmarking only on games tried half a dozen all do same.
Also does the same with a 32m video card but runs games longer with the smaller video card than the 64mb version. Tried new video drivers also.
Anyone have any suggestions.....??

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OK I will try to explain. I use windows 98, have an aptiva ibm system I am not sure what other information you need on my system. I will power it up and while starting up It will lock up and everything will stop. If I leave it on it will lock-up and won't let me do anything. So I have to power it down manually. Then a lot of times it will only let me restart in "safe mode" I think my hard drive might be the problem, but I am not sure on changing it myself, but I can't afford to take it out at the moment. I do have an Aptiva recovery disk, but I don't know if it has windows on it or not. My system came preloaded with it.

Any help would be great, this is getting puzzleing.

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Any help you could give would be really appreciated. Thanks

My system locks up and I need to reboot. I believe this is in reference to my EZ Antivirus scan but not sure.

I have an Event Viewer error as follows:

Source: ESENT
Category: Logging/Recovery
Type: Error
Event ID: 455
wuaueng.dll (896) SUS20ClientDataStore: Error 1032 (Oxfffffbf8) occurred while opening D:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:20:45 PM, on 8/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
D:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
D:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
D:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
D:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE
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A:System locks up

Hi, welcome to TSF.

Concerning the ESENT message you recieve. This link may beof interest to you:


FYI - Microsoft Antispyware - it?s rogueware (or known to be rogueware in the past) and we highly recommend that you uninstall it. Rogue/Suspect means that these products are of unknown, questionable, or dubious value as anti-spyware protection. Please read the following discussion to help you decide. http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...ewpost&t=59797

Please download Trend Micro? Anti-Spyware for the Web Utility (by clicking the "Scan and Clean your PC" button).Save it to your desktop.
Double-click the new icon on your desktop (tmas-web-scan.exe)
It will say "Loading TrendMicro definitions".
Once the definitions are loaded, the program will appear to close then re-open.
Click "Start Scan"
After it's done scanning, click "Scan Results"
Make sure all items found have a check next to them, then click "Clean Threats Now".
Click Exit.
Reboot your computer. In place of the TrendMicro icon will be a text file called "Antispyware.log", please double-click that log and copy the entire contents and paste them in your next post.

Perform an online scan in Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
Click on the Scan your PC button & a 'pop up' window shall appear. * ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it
Click On 'Scan Now'
Enter your e-mail address &am... Read more

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Well, first off I really don't know where this post belongs, because I have a dual-boot of XP and Ubuntu and I don't know what the cause is .

Well heres the routine, I turn on my pc, the GRUB Boot Loader loads, I choose Windows XP, it loads, it logs me in, then it starts to load my startups. A small while after that, the system locks up. I've had a dual-boot for some time now and I'm not sure what the problem is, and I'm pretty sure its not Linux, but I'm just mentioning its a dual-boot.

It started when my cousin thought it would be funny to make a cutom error message and set it to run at startup, since then, I've removed the file, but I cant get to the startup folder because it locks up before I can get to it

PS: I can't get into safe mode for some reason.

I have more info but I'm short on time so, I'll just add my specs.
Help is GREATLY Appreciated.

And this is just pasted from my xfire profile so if theres un needed info, thats why!

AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1100, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.9GHz
2048MB RAM
Hard Drive:
320 GB Total
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
22 inch LCD Widescreen
Sound Card:
Realtek HD Audio output
Logitech Media Keyboard
Kensington Diamond Eye wireless mouse
Operating System:
Windows XP Home Edition SP2 / Ubuntu Linux 8.1

-Noob For Lyfe

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My computer locks up randomly. I could be playing a game or browsing.
When this first happened I was using win xp. At first everything ran smoothly for weeks on end no problems. Then it started crashing...... I upgraded to win 7 and it ran smoothly again for awhile... then it crashed yet again and it keeps doing it from the first time on... it also seems to be accuring more often over time.

I attached the dxdiag for those who want the specs...

The temps are great. I am stuck. Memory checked out okay.
Have not found any viruses using 3 different antiviruses to check. Norton, Avast, and Microsoft Security Essentials.

A:System Locks Up

A shot in the dark, but how old is the power supply?

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Hello Everyone,
I am having problems with my Windows XP Pro machine in which it locks up a minute after logging in; a minute after that it goes to a blue screen with an error that is x00000f4, and other times is a hard error. I have run the repair functions on the CD mostly CHKDSK and FIXBOOT, and I have done system restores on it. Here are a couple of screen shots of my event log, mostly of the APP and System Errors, also my System is


Asus motherboard
Intel duo chip
2 gigs of ram

Ahead of time thank you all for you help and comments.

A:System locks up

Hi deltafee,

Double click on the errors in Applications and Services to get more detail on the errors.

Try booting in the Safe mode and see if the problem persists. If not, try stopping some of the items in the msconfig tool. You can usually leave the Windows applications and be sure to leave one Spyware and Virus programs running if you get on the net.

It might be that the system is overheating, especially the CPU. Download and run SpeedFan. You can get it here:


Best regards,

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I have a Dell Dim 5150 and I've noticed that on my computer tower it has the Home Edition sticker, but when i run winver it says I have professional.. so which version do i have .. don't really think it matters much anyway does it?

Also main problem, my computer locks up completely extremely often so I have to constantly restart it by pushing the button on my computer for about 10 secs. I've had it reformatted 3 times over the past year with no luck and the computer is only 2 or 3 years old. This is what happens every time it crashes:

- i hear a click sound inside the computer, like its just turned itself off or like something inside has stopped working..
- computer screen freezes on the last screen im on
- mouse cursor freezes in its last position
- keyboard doesn't work so cant do alt-ctrl-del or anything at all BUT i've noticed that the numlock light stays on (i always have it on - personal preference), and if caps lock is on, that light stays on too. but i can't turn off caps lock or numlock, so its like the keyboard has stopped working.. but not.. confusing..
- if im listening to music, the music stops playing i.e. speakers stop working but the light for those stays on BUT i am able to turn the speakers off when it crashes

Once when it crashed, I left the computer on for a whole day while i was out, came back, still frozen, still cant do anything but push the button to restart.

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A:System locks up too often

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the times that this is happening.Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.Warnings will appear as a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside.When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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Grandson has a PC that locks up when you click start/programs and then select a specific program to run. Mouse and program icons on desktop work fine. Have had to delete much adware/ malware and clean up in general. Have tried diff types of mouse with no positive results. Ideas please.

A:System Locks Up

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I have a system running Vista Ultimate 64-bit that locks up running Windows Media Center, Roxio Creator DE & Lightroom. With Windows Media Center the mouse cursor disappears, Roxio when burning disk to disk at 90-95% it fails (mouse disappears) and Lightroom the mouse disappears as well. I have made sure that the pointer trails and enabled shadow for the mouse settings. I also have the mouse cursor set to windows default pointer. The keyboard and mouse are a wireless USB set made by Logitech.

The OS is fully patch and running SP1 on a Dell dual quad-core with 12 Gig of RAM. The only other point that I can think to mention is that that user I'm supporting on this system has repeatedly performed a hard shut-down once the system locks up on them.

Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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I've got an irritating problem. Whenever I restart my machine I get a message that Dr Watson has encountered a problem and needs to close. My system then locks up and I have to restart again. Sometimes I can get back in after two or three restarts. Sometimes I have to do a System Restore from Safe Mode via Task Manager. Even then it can take a couple of goes before I get in. If I leave my machine on all the time it runs fine and I can run all my programs. I spent a lot of time clearing my machine of Adware etc and my last HJT log was fine. I've run sfc /scannow in case system files were corrupt and my Windows updates are "up-to-date". I've checked the Event Viewer and often the only error shown is for DrWtsn32.exe. On other occasions the Dr Watson error is preceded by a Fault Bucket error (whatever that is). What else can I do?
Many thanks,

A:System locks up on restart


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ATI-264VT Video Card locks up system in both 98 and 2000 when drivers are loaded. Without drivers using Standard VGA at 16 colours it runs fine. As soon as full drivers are loaded it locks up. Tried Mach64 drivers and same result

A:ATI-264VT locks up system

closing duplicate, view this thread

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I'm looking for a program that will run an image slideshow and let the user search through the image folder for certain names or keywords - but I would also like it to not permit the user to get out of the program and into WinXP, on which it will be running. This computer will be in a store, for customers who could look through images but I don't want someone tampering with the system itself, just use the program.
Anyone have any ideas?

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My computer will lock up and then crash saying it "cannot find hard drive." If I unplug and reboot, it is fine, until it locks up and freezes again. Here is my log. I have XP, SP2. I have run ad-ware, CWShredder, Spy-bot, and McAffee; all of which come up clean. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:49:20 PM, on 2/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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System locks up after a few min. was able to run superanti- spyware and picked up a rootkit it was removed but not sure if its gone. system still locks up. Can only post this with the use of OT helper.

Running windows vista

thanks for any help

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I am having a serious problem with Explorer and Firefox. When browsing in either, the brower completely locks up and I am unable to continue. I have to kill the power on the system in order for it to reboot, Control, alt delete does not work, the curser freezes and I cannot continue.
I have run pc doctor and adaware 6 to clean up files. I first noticed it when I was on an auction site.

Below is my hijack log from today.

Please help (it took me 5 tries to get this posted!)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:25:06 AM, on 8/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sony\MD Simple Burner\NetMDSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Video Enhanced\MSNVE.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\WinDVR\WinScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
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A:Explorer locks system!

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System hangs for 5-10 seconds (mouse locks also), then its fine for 2-5 seconds, then hangs again. This repeats approx. 2-5 times. Once the hangs have stopped, I have no internet connection at all, until I reset my computer.

This happens at random times (anything between 5 minutes, up to 5 hours after reboot), whilst using random internet programs. But it does seam to happen more when Iím using internet hungry applications, such as downloading from the internet, whilst chatting on say msn. But has never happen yet whilst on-line gaming? (which I would imagine is very internet hungry).

System Stats:

Windows XP Pro,
RAM 512 DDR,
2.8Gb Pent,
2Mb Telewest Cable Internet Connection.
SP1, and up-to-date on all windows updates.

What I found out so far:

Using TaskInfo2003:

I found out that it is the DPC TIME that spikes CPU usage to 100%, TaskInfo indicates that itís the HARDWARE INTERRUPTS AND DEFFERED PROCDURES that actual spike at the same time as DPC TIME.

Using Memokit:

RAM spikes sharply at the same time, for a second or two, it spikes to almost 100%.

Any help would be very appreciated, if anyone knows how to restart my internet without resetting; that would be a great start.

A:System locks, then no internet.

I suggest you run MSCONFIG and uncheck StartUp item you don't need. For details how and why see: http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/

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I have a computer (XP Pro, 256 MB Ram, 900mhz cpu, 30 gb hdd w/plenty of room left on it) that locks up on the screen for about 5-10 seconds once every 1-2 minutes.

I have cleared out the cache files, temp files and cookies with no positive results. I also turned off all excess background programs through MSCONFIG with no change there either.

The Task manager does not show anything using excessive processing time.

I removed the ir mouse and swapped the ram to the other slot which with each one seemed to fix the problem for about 10 minutes then the issue would come back again.

I am to the point of pounding my head on the wall (or any other convenient hard surface) now.

I am wondering if it might not be a motherboard issue or if I am over looking something obvious.

Has anyone else run across this sort of issue in the past and if so what did you do to fix the problem?

Any and all suggestions are welcome.



A:System Locks 5-10 secs

Try posting a Hijackthis log for a look at. Unzip it , do a scan save and post that log here.

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Sorry about the preamble, I get to my question about five lines down.
I am running windows 7 64bit with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013.
Recently my computer started to play boring "supermarket type" music when I opened ether IE9 or Firefox.
I think it was after I watched a YouTube video. Kaspersky, including a rootkit scan found nothing, neither did a Malwarebytes full scan.
As I have Macrium Reflect updating every day I finally restored using the latter, and the problem seems to have gone.
I downloaded HitmanPro to make an additional check for viruses. When I run Hitman, in normal mode the computer completely locks at 7%, and in safe mode I get to 56% (system32/*), and it locks completely.
The computer is performing completely normally apart from it won't run Hitman, and maybe I am worrying too much. Anybody have any ideas? Thank you all in advance.

A:HitmanPro locks system

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exe
Checkmark following boxes:
Flush DNS
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
Reset Ie proxy Settins
Reset FF proxy settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)
Click Go and post the result. 
Download Adware Cleaner run it Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner
Download the junkware removal tool save it to your desktop run it in safe mode post the log.http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe
Download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Right-click on EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip and select Extract All.... Leave all settings as they are and click Extract. You will now have a folder named EmsisoftEmergencyKit on your desktop.
Open the EmsisoftEmergencyKithttp://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/download/
folder and double-click Start.exe.
A new window will open. Under "Run Directly:" click Emergency Kit Scanner.
When asked to run an online update, click Yes.
When the update is finished, click the Back to Security Status link in the left corner. On the main screen click the Scan Now button.
Select the Deep Scan option and click the SCAN button.
When the scan is finished click the Quarantine select... Read more

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I'm sorry about the previous posting mistake. I see where it can be rather confusing. I just was not sure about how to go about tagging on to an existing post. I know you don't like repetitive threads. I hope this will suffice!

I have a troublesome problem with keyboard. I have Dell Dimension 8300 120gb's ,1250 mb memory, with PS/2 keyboard & mouse. All of a sudden the keyboard starting locking everything up when I pressed a key. I went into Device Manager to reload Driver and this is the message:"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing."(code 39) In the Device Manager(in the Tree) there is a yellow question mark beside the PS/2 keyboard.Also,and this is the strange part, I open Device Manager and double-click on the PS/2 mouse and in the Info screen it has this message:
Conflicting Device List:
Input/Output Range 0060-0060 used by:
PS/2 Compatible keyboard
Input/Output Range 0064-0064 used by:
PS/2 Compatible keyboard
When I open Device Manager and double-click on the keyboard I get this message:
Conflicting Device List:
Input/Output Range 0060-0060 used by:
PS/2 Compatible mouse
Input/Output Range 0064-0064 used by:
PS/2 Compatible mouse

It seems there is a duplication or cross-up. In the Device Manager, when I double-click on the mouse, it talks about the keyboard and when I double-click on the keyboard, it talks about the mouse.
Could someone please help me straighten out this mess? I... Read more

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Crimeny, I think I'm cursed. I'm getting ready to sell my current system next wk (so I can build a new one), and now I just started have this problem.

The system beeps, it locks up for a moment, resumes normally, beeps again, locks up for maybe 20 seconds, resumes normally. It does this maybe a couple of times and then everything is fine.

It happened once last wk, once this morning, and then it just happened again, except this last time there was no recovery, the mouse cursor disappeared and the system stayed locked-up, so I had to press the restart button.

I have 256mg memory so I thought it might be running low on memory. I did have 512 but had a module go bad a couple months ago. But I've been running on only 256 since then and this problem just started happening a few days ago so that doesn't seem like it would be the problem.

Any thoughts much appreciated. I can't sell the guy my system if something is wack!

Wasn't sure if this belonged in software or hardware, but I put it here cause of the BEEP!

Thanks much,

A:System beeps, then locks up

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I have an HP Pavilion 735n - came with Hp dvd writer/cd writer combo and a cd-rom drive-no hardware updates. Came with its own writing software. I installed NERO 6.
Problem: after playing a CD, writing a CD/DVD or any one use of either drive, the next disk usage locks the windows environment. Generally Hard booting the system (after removing the disk) allows for another disk to be read - on occassion a couple reboots is required. If still in Nero, I can continue to burn several disks in a row as long as I do not mark the "confirm" setting.

Other related issue: in last few weeks the CD-rom won't open.

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Occasionally, What happens, is a process just suddenly Ramps up to 100% CPU for that application (mostly executables). It happens sometimes where if you were to go into the Task Manager and end that process, it will clear the memory for a second and then latch on to a different exe. The whole system get's bogged down. At first I thought maybe it is AVG doing its scan, but I have seen this happen when AVG wasn't even running.

Here is my Humble Hijack this. I could use some help! (and even with this config! Thanks again for any help that you can offer!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:18:33 PM, on 6/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.... Read more

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Hello, and thanks in advance for the help...Scanned with AVG, Ad-Aware, and Norton AV and System Works diagnostics, all come up negative, or at the worst, cookies. Starting Panda Scan in a few minutes.XP SP2, all Microsoft updates installed.Occasional machine slow downs, trouble connecting to network with FireFox or IE, intermittent e-mail issues with OE. When IE launches, window opens and 100% of cpu used. Only way out is to end iexplore.exe process.HJT Log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:34:50 PM, on 3/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\CVIEW\Apps\comserv.exeC:\CVIEW\Apps\ddesvr.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Slow Pc, Ie Locks System With 100%cpu

Hello Please be patient while I check your log thanks

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Have recently updated Vista to service pack 1. Now whenever I click on ANY desktop icon to open. The whole system locks and requires a restart. Works O.K. in safe mode. Tried a system restore. This worked for a few hours then it started doing the same again. There are no errors shown whatsoever in the System or application event log to give any clue why this should be happening. From what I have seen in other threads - this is not a rare event with service pack 1.? Will this only be resolved by a full system reformat or is there some other less intrusive means of rectifying this?

A:System locks up after update.

Have gone for a re-install and all is fine now - No idea what caused the problem though...

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Hello friends,

I just built me a new computer for gaming. It's a 3.2 MHz (Intel) processor on an Asus motherboard / 512mb of ram / Geforce 6800 OC. I love to play Call of Duty UO / Half Life 2 & Doom 3. However, every single time I try "applying" the graphic settings OR I try exiting from a game the system locks up. Not to the point where I have to reboot. A simple ctrl-alt-delete takes care of it but it?s a major pain, especially since I can?t max out this new video card on my game settings?.and I've upgrade to the latest version of Direct 9.0x. Has anybody had this issue before? Could it be the video card??? If anyone has any idea what the challenge could be, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Max T.

A:My system locks up when I get out of a game

Are you using the latest drivers or reinstalling your drivers. Ive had that problem before and it was always driver related.

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I am still experiencing an issue with my computer locking up.
Event Viewer error
"Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0"
Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog
Date: 5/2/2011 8:15:52 PM
Event ID: 1101
Task Category: Event processing
Level: Error
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: Ross-PC
Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="Error">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog" Guid="{fc65ddd8-d6ef-4962-83d5-6e5cfe9ce148}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-05-03T01:15:52.036028900Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="904" ThreadID="1168" />
<Security />
<AuditEventsDropped xmlns:auto-ns3="Error" xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2...ndows/eventlog">
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A:Windows 7 System locks up

Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard Asus M4A78T-E
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955
Memory OCZ OCZ3RPR16002G
Video Radeon HD 5770

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Just gotta AMD 64 3400+ running on Win XP Media Center OS pre installed.

Hooked it up, everything is great, except when I want to reboot. It goes like this..

1. install something thats requires reboot (update.. driver..etc)
2. clicky yes..reboot my system now
3. Windows is saving your settings n stuff
4. Windows is shutting down
5. Freezes after that showing desktop pic and cursor that wont move.

I have to unplug to get it to shut down at that point, so I can turn it on again.
This is an emachine and doesnt have what I call the "soft boot" button..only on/off.

It's done this from the very first Windows setup reboot, so its not something Ive installed after. Living with it atm, but it's way annoying.

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OK, I am past the point of frustration. I have a Compaq system running Win XP Pro, IGHz, 128 MB SDRAM, Radeon 7000, 40GB Western Digital. The system kept locking up so I replaced the power supply (300W), the memory stick, hard drive, video card (with the above listed peripherals), got a new fan and heat sink for CPU, purchased and installed a new copy of XP Pro, updated all drivers and the stinkin' thing still locks up after a few minutes. What can I try next? Thank you!

A:System locks up constantly

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Hello everyone, I've been using this awesome site for quite some time successfully but this one has me stumped. I was able to successfully update and scan Malwarebytes and it removed quite a few infections but Internet Explorer 8 still freezes the whole system up when I attempt to start it. Not sure what else to try so here is my gmer log. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:IE 8 Locks up system after removal.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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This has me stumped my system locks up whenever I try to run scandisk or defrag. Scandisk and defrag lock even in safe mode.
I've also tried to run scandisk from dos prompt it freezes when it reaches 99% in directory. I have also tried to install Norton Utilities to see if they would help but for some reason I am unable to install any programs either from my CD drive or by download. Another symtom is when using Windows Explorer for drive c: I can access everything except the program files folder that also freezes the system. E-mail and internet work fine and most programs work fine except for Real One player which also freezes the system with database corrupt message. I tried to uninstall it but that also locked the system. I'm afraid this is a hard drive problem but maybe it's a directory problem but I don't know how to fix it. I'm running Win98se on a AMD k6-2 500 Via MVP-3 MB 384mb ram c: dive is a WD caviar 80 gb ata 133 d: is a maxtor 20gb ata 100 both on a silicon image sil0680 ultra-133 medley ATA raid controler.

A:system locks when trying to scandisk?!

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I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then... When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password, system tells me it is setting up my desktop??  Then it stalls in never never land. When I  boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer  error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc.  Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load  other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load. I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.

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I have recently (yesterday) upgraded from XP 32 bit to Win7 Pro 64-bit. I have done a clean install. After installing most of my applications I decided to install Steam (for my games.) After installation my system immediately locked up, no BSOD just a frozen screen and cursor. After a hard reboot my system seemed to operate fine, until I attempted to run Steam, then it would lock again. Another hard boot not only showed that running Steam locked the system but seconds after opening Windows Live Mail would lock the system as well. After another hard boot I viewed the system logs and would find that the following error occurred before the system lock each time:

the application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Even if I remove Steam my system will continue to throw this error whenever I attempt to run Windows Live Mail (WLM). I even tried to do a system restore to a point in time before I installed Steam and I got the same thing. That didn't work, WLM still locked the system quickly after launch. I even tried removing and re-installing all Windows Live software to no evail. I also tried a restore from image as I made an image after ins... Read more

A:Win7 Pro x64 IPBusEnum Locks System


I can tell you that WLM may have something to do with this error. Steam does not create that error. If it does then something on my system is creating the same error. I don't have Steam -I don't even know what that is.

I have EXACTLY THE SAME ERROR on my system also. I went from XP 32 bit to Win 7 Pro 64 bit via an upgrade. Same CLSID and same APPID. however it does not cause a system lockup. Everything seems to run perfectly well.

Followed the instructions to grant permission to that APPID and all selections were grayed out.

It seems that error might have something to do with a wireless network printer? I don't know yet, I'm still researching it.

I would think that that type of error you're having with a locked up system is probably a device or a device driver.

If I find out what it is I'll let you know. If you find out what it is let me know.


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I have WinXP Home SP3 with all updates, and ZA Extreme Security with all updates. My system abruptly slowed to an extreme crawl; it was taking five minutes+ for a browser to open. I ran an ultra-deep scan using ZA, then Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster. No problems found. I tried to identify something that fails consistently so I would have some kind of symptom to report, and found the following, which obviously aren't solid failures or I wouldn't be posting this message.

It happened that if I started either IE8 or Firefox browser, the task manager showed they took 99% of processor, and the LAN icon in the system tray froze with the left (send) part of the icon on solid.

I've been helped at bleeping computer before, so I went ahead and looked at the initial directions for gathering information - running Defogger, dds.scr, and GMER. While running GMER, the system froze completely (the mouse pointer would not move, and I couldn't switch tasks) and displayed the following message:

"Windows - Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \Device\HarddiskVolume1\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."

I pressed the Power button to force power off. After rebooting I tried again and got GMER to finish ok with an ark.txt file. I'm probably premature... Read more

A:IE8, Firefox, and LAN hang up, system locks up

Please post the GMER log.

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I have a problem that is driving me mad, any help is very much appreciated..

Power-up the machine, first thing I do is open IE, connects to the ISDN service, then the entire machine freezes
I pull the plug out of the wall, wait 10 seconds, plug it back in and start up again
First thing I do is open IE, connect to ISDN and it works fine..... but it always takes two cold boots to make it work

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Friends: I have a Mitsubishi FA3415ATK monitor (1990) which worked great with my Pentium I system running Windows 98...excellent resolution and sharp, clean graphics. Now I hook it up to a Pentium III system running Windows XP and the monitor locks up the mouse, keyboard and system and all I can see beyond the start up DELL logo are scrolling gibberish lines across the screen. I can't even get into safe mode. The resolution is set at the minimum at 600X800 pixels. The video driver is built in the MB. People are telling me to discard this monitor, but this is a last resort as the display is very clean and crisp. Any ideas how I can get it to work with XP? Thanks for any help.

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