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Q: Computer Freezing

My roomate has a geforce 6200, and when playing world of warcraft, hellgate london, and civ 4 his rig always freezes up in game. Just wondering what the problem could be. He has all of the up to date drivers and everything. He is running xp.

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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

Can he quit the game when the system crashes or does he have to manually restart?

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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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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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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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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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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?
 

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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.

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

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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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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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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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I am having a problem with Windows 7 freezing. It will do it at any particular program running the mouse still moves and sound continues to work however you cannot change windows or close programs. If you hit CTRL ALT DEL and try to start task manager the screen turns black. It comes back after 2-3 minutes like nothing happened.

A:Computer Freezing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dsndsn


I am having a problem with Windows 7 freezing. It will do it at any particular program running the mouse still moves and sound continues to work however you cannot change windows or close programs. If you hit CTRL ALT DEL and try to start task manager the screen turns black. It comes back after 2-3 minutes like nothing happened.



In order to find out what is causing it you need to type eventvwr in search. go to the windows logs>application tab. Look for errors (they have red in the left column) that have app hang, app crash, etc. when you find them and there is alot of data. Use the snipping tool to make a screen shot and the attachment icon to upload it to us

See pics

Ken J+

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Riteo lads, I was starting up the computer and I got a big dirty blue screen saying all sorts of nonsense such as:


Page_Fault_In_NonPaged_Area

Uninstall recently installed hardware etc etc

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching and shadowing

And the bit that scares me:

Completed dump of physical memory.

Another warning screen:

Problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32.sys

Driver mistakenly marked a part of its image pageable instead of non-pageable.


Anyone have any idea what this gibberish is about? I guess this is the reason my computer keeps freezing?How do I fix this problem?

cheers?

A:Freezing computer

scroll down to your error listing
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=244617&sd=RMVP

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so about a couple days ago my sytem suddenly starts to randomly crash for no apparent reason
so i reboot and it goes in to windows diagnostic mode and starts deleting and adding files then loads up and its fine. a few min laterr crashes again.
does this to the point where now it somtimes freezzes on the loading screen and i have to re start about 5 times before it loads back up.
each time it crashes it goes to windows daignostic mode and adds and deletes multiple files.at one point it wouldnt even load it kept saying windows is missing certain files and i had to keep hitting re set button multiple times before it would load up.

i cleand out my temp files , defraged the comp, checked for viruses,ran a adware scan and deleted tons of those, did a memtest that came up clean , was told it might be overheating to clean any dust out the fans. * i admit it was dusty in there* so i did that earlier today.

was told also to keep the case cover off as that would help keep it cool?not sure if that is a good advice.what yall think?

so in case this freezes again anyone has any ideas as the next course of action. ?????????
 

A:Help Computer Keeps Freezing Up On Me

You could:

1) check the temperature in the BIOS next time it freezes...
2) Disable automatically reboot so you can see the Blue screen and error message

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.

3) Check event viewer for errors (red X)
4) Boot in Safe Mode and let the computer seat down for few hours and see if it locks up...

Mostlikely the issue is either an hardware issue or a driver issue...

You could also run check disk, verify that the cable are seating properly inside the case, run a mem check
 

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I too have a question. Can anyone tell me what I can do to stop my computer from freezing up when My grandson plays a game in Neopets?.
 

A:Computer Freezing

I've split your query from the thread you jumped in on, we start new threads for new issues here. BTW, welcome to TSG, hopefully we can help you out.

I'll move this over to hardware for the time being, since I suspect this may be an overheating issue.
 

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Hey all,
I built myself a computer, that was working excellent, until i switched graphic cards. Now it is having problems, even after re-installing windows.
I can't find any problems in the event viewer that relate to it freezing, other than the fact that my computer unexpectedly shut down.

Here are my specs

Intel Core i7-3820
Kingston SV200S3128G SSD
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
(Old GPU) Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX650
(New GPUs) AMD Radeon HD 7770 x2 crossfire
OCZ 700W ModXStream-P PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x86_64
4GB x2 RAM, DDR3

If i am leaving anything out, let me know.

I am looking for steps on how to find the problem.

Thanks

A:Computer Freezing

Have you tried switching back to the old card? A defective card is possible.

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i already went to the hijack forum and got rid of a few things, however the problem still occurs

sometimes my computer freezes , and stops moving so i unplug it and plug it back in, start the computer, usually fixes the problem , sometimes it freezes during start up. however even it it doesn't a few hours later, sometimes sooner it freezes up agian

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

assuming you ARE 'cleared' from the HJT forum(?) http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143591/computer-freezes-frequently/your log thread mentions havimg more than one antivirus program on board and also the use OF P2P programs?please clarifywhich antivirus program is now installed? are you using P2P programs still?

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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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My PC is occasionally freezing,sometimes just for a few seconds after which I get a message about my display drivers failing but recovering (the PC then continues working fine) but other times it stays frozen.This is the one that`s really puzzling me.I have updated my driver software for the onboard graphics card on my motherboard so I don`t think it`s that.Here`s the strange thing.When it stays frozen the only thing I can do is turn the computer off and on again.When I turn it back on again it seems like the auto detect feature on the very first screen isn`t functioning as only half the usual text appears and it stays on this screen a lot longer than normal.However if I remove my memory,turn the computer on so that it beeps a couple of times,turn it back off,replace the memory and then turn it back on again it boots up fine! Any suggestions as to how to remedy this would be much appreciated.
 

A:Computer freezing

Do u have two sticks of RAM or just one, if you have 2 Try one then the other see if the problems persist. It could also be the motherbaords on board video has failed or even the motherboard itself. If you have a older card that is compatiable i'd recommend you try it out and see if it works. If none of these work try another hard drive if the have one laying around. However don't by any new parts, just test what you can first.
 

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Recently my computer started freezing it completely freezes and becomes unresponsive and I have to hold down the power button to reboot, so my first attempt was to scan the hardware I ran a Pc-Check diagnostics and all the hardware passed I then completely formatted the hard drive and restored the computer. Once Windows 7 completely installed I installed the missing wireless driver however, after using the computer for about 15min it froze again. I then disassemble the laptop and did some internal cleaning I blew out the dust from the heat sink and applied new thermal paste to the processor. Even after that the problem still remains. Now there is a catch when I boot the computer in safe mode it doesn't freeze even after leaving it on for 5hrs so I don't know what the problem is in normal boot. Your help is kindly appreciated thanks.
Specs
Toshiba Laptop
Model L505-S5984
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
WD 320 GB HDD
2X4GB DDR3 Memory = 8GB
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500
 

A:Computer Freezing

When you did the re-install of Win7 did you also add any security software?

If it was just Windows 7 with nothing else added then I would suspect a hardware problem, start by running an extended test on the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.

Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturer's diagnostics for ISO (CD) not the one for Windows.
When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD.
In Windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn
Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to burn image file to disk and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the file you have downloaded from the links below. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.
Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos.
Excelstore Use EStest CD image
Hitachi/IBM Use the Drive Fitness Test - CD Image.
Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor & Quantum Follow links for SeaTools
Western Digital
Toshiba/Fujitsu
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Alright, lately my computer has been freezing up. I can't think of anything too drastic that would have caused this. I did have a problem with a hijacking, and I did have to do a system restore last month and had to recover my files. I first noticed it while playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It would let me play for 15 - 30 minutes and would freeze making a high pitched squeal come out of my speakers. In the past few days I've tried to use WinRAR to compress a file only to have my comp freeze at 10%. And tonight I tried converting an AVI to an MPEG and no matter what program I use, Windows seems to completely lock up. Specifically, I'll first lose control of my mouse and then my keyboard stops responding. I just reloaded Windows at the beginning of the year, so I'd like to not resort to that. Any suggestions on what I should do?
 

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

It could be a few things causing your problem...Is your hard drive full or are there a few gigs free? Are alot of your games/ software cracked? Ram? I would also ctrl-alt-del when you notice this starting to happen and check to see if anything under CPU has a value greater than 90.
 

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Hi,My computer keeps randomly freezing and I'm afraid it maybe a virus, spyware or malware.. I scanned by computer using avast!, Spybot - Search & Destroy, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes.avast! found nothingSpybot found tracking cookiesSUPERAntiSpyware found adware tracking cookie as well and Trojan.Agent/Gen-FraudPackMalwarebytes found Malware.Trace.Computer SpecsOS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitMotherboard: G31-M7 TECPU: Intel? Core?2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHzVideo Card: Palit ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MBRAM: 4096MBHard Drive: 640 GB SATA II SeagateAfter this, my computer keeps freezing and so as browsing with the loading cursor. Yesterday my computer froze completely and also froze at startup. I had to turn it off several times and had to system repair and restore my computer.Please help!DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64 Run by Andy at 16:56:12.06 on 17/01/2011Internet Explorer: 9.0.7930.16406 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.4095.2553 [GMT 0:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\... Read more

A:Computer keeps 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 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 posting... Read more

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Here is my HijackThis log. Is there anything that could be causing this?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:29:58 PM, on 12/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Common File... Read more

A:Computer Freezing?

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you have regarding the fix(es... Read more

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hi there i have a computer win xp pro on it and i have recently installed a cable modem through the usb port. and my computer keeps freezing everytime i am on it i dont get any error message it just keeps freezing all the time..

here is my start ups incase you need them

Advanced Tools Check c:\progra~1\norton~2\advtools\advchk.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini BRET-239AMBCWW6\bret Startup
desktop desktop.ini BRET-239AMBCWW6\bret_2 Startup
desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
iamapp c:\program files\norton personal firewal

i hope that some one could help me with this problem....thanx

the system spec is

pent 2 400 mhz
win xp pro
128 mb ram none sharded
128k cable modem
 

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Hi my computer keeps freezing, and coming up with pop ups for malware and spyware software.

Here is my hijack list

Thank You

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:30:25, on 03/11/2006
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\S29mbw\command.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Utility\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Computer Freezing and Pop Ups

Hi and welcome..

Please download Combofix: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe
and save to the desktop.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Post the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.

Notes:
* Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.
* Do not proceed with the rest of the fix if you fail to run combofix
* Disable script blocking if you have NAV installed so it will not interfere with the fix. Trojan Hunter has been reported to detect combofix as Worm.Qiv.100.



Please download, update and run (one at a time of course!) Spybot Search & Destroy v1.4 and Ad-aware SE v1.06 . Fix whatever they suggest.

If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer:

Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer.

Anti-trojan
Please download, update and run the A2 (A squared) anti-trojan. Let it fix whatever it wants to.

Anti-virus
Also, run this pc through the...
Panda Online virus scanner
or
Trend Micro Housecall Online virus scanner

Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then post the log and we will delete i... Read more

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I use a Dell Vostro 1520 (Laptop)
RAM is 3GB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 @2.10 GHZ
Video Card: GeForce 9300M GS
OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2

To give a full story, around 2 months ago I would experience random fps lag spikes while playing games on my computer. I assumed it was my video card's driver. I updated it and it didn't solve the problem, so I just dealt with it. At some point it got really annoying and I checked my physical memory and it was at 60% after closing multiple programs. I had also noticed it took significantly longer to open any video or music files and my computer would occasionally freeze for quite a while. I then assumed it was malware, so I uninstalled any programs I no longer used and used Malwarebytes to scan my computer. It came up with some results, but nothing really appeared threatening. I still deleted all of them. No result was shown, so I used Avast anti-virus full scan and windows live essentials and deleted any threat that would appear. Still no progress was made and as of recently my computer will freeze in a few seconds after logging in. I read some forum posts with a similar problem and the solutions were usually to do with RAM or the video card driver, so I booted in safe mode (no problems) and disabled my video card. I then rebooted normally and that didn't solve the problem. I am assuming there the programs on my computer and no matter how many I uninstalled or closed in processes on task manager, I still end u... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing after log in

The laptops cooling heatsink could be clogged with dust and animal hair...
 

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ahhh, my friedns computer keeps freeeeezing!! here is my log!!

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Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 1/7/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symante... Read more

A:Freezing Computer!!!

OK, let's see if fixing these two will reveal other entries or maybe even fix the freezing problem.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it... Read more

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I purchased a HP Pavilion Elite e9180t PC about four weeks ago and it freezes up quite often. About every 2-3 days it would freeze up. I understand that computers are bound to freeze from time to time, but it is happening way too often, especially for a new PC. I would not necessarily be using a lot of programs when it occurs. 90% of the time, I would just be browsing on some website or reading something then the mouse would just stop moving. What should I do?

A:Computer freezing every other day

take it back and tell them to give you one that works

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My computer keeps freezing for no "apparent" reason. It is very intermittent, but only seems to stop when carrying out high processing power tasks such as playing Americas Army online, or burning a CD.

I thought at first that maybe the RAM was faulty, so I performed a check using Microsoft Memory checker, but all is fine.

Therefore, I was wondering if somebody would be able to check my HJT log for me just to check that I have no nasties in there that could be causing this.

Many thanks for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:26:05, on 01/12/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BTYAHO~1\SMARTB~1\BTHelpNotifier.exe
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A:Computer keeps freezing

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Just upfront I want you to know that my computer knowledge is on the low end of the totem pole. I have a Dell computer. I had to replace my CPU recently. I got a Dell XPS. My operating system is Windows XP. My computer keeps freezing up many times a day. I have been in Word, in Peachtree, Go to my pc, or just online, it doesn't seem to matter. The mouse will not move and it will not allow me to do a Control-Alt-Delete. I have gotten a blue screen several times since I got this computer a month or so ago, but not recently. I really need help and don't know where to start. I had a computer guy come to the house twice, and he hasn't fixed problem. Thanks for anyone's ideas......
 

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I am having a problem with my PC freezing up, when it is acting up it starts freezing windows I open and making them unresponsive except for files being downloaded they continue to download and if I move the window they are in shadows or duplicates appear behind the window. This usually happens around five minutes after my system has completely booted up, the only way I can delay the freezing from happening is by running a boot scan with avast and this postpones it for close to a day.I have ran scans in regular and safe mode with avast and avg I have also ran scans with Trojan remover and Maleware Bytes, nothing is found and programs are updated.I have also gone into msconfig unchecked the areas I was instructed to, the only thing this did is make it freeze immediately after the first boot and after the normal five minutes each subsequent boot.When it freezes up the ctrl alt del does not respond either. When my PC is acting normal its responds great and is quick.I also am unable to back it up I get about half way through and get error messages: WMI ExeQuery' failed, Can not obtain machine information, Failed to retrieve the task list.I have the Attach, DDS, and gmer logs ready if you need them.Here is a link to my previous post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic373456.html/page__p__2096595__fromsearch__1#entry2096595Any help is greatly appreciated.ThanksDaveUNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH ITDDS (V... Read more

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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 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 posting... Read more

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Hello.
I've recently had a problem with my computer. There are times where it freezes at random, and I have no idea why. It has been loading some programs a bit slower than usual, and I when I try and run an Avast scan, it' freezes the computer after 20 minutes.
This is where I either turn it off and restart it manually or let it run until it turns itself off, showing me a screen that says that it was idle or was overheating.

Here is my recent HiJackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:27:12 PM, on 8/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Users\Ramo\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Users\Ramo\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Users\Ramo\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Ramo\AppData\Local\Square Products Corporation\MixApp Library Helper\mixappd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Motive\McciContextHookShim.exe
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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on. Also pressing ALT+CTRL+Delete does not respond.

It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

I'd suggest checking your Event Viewer for errors around the time that the freezes occurred. Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Click on the Windows Logs and check both the Application and System log files and let us know the details of the errors that you locate.

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Hello. Recently my computer has started freezing upon startup and works for a little while before it freezes up again and I need to press the power button to reboot it. And then the same thing occurs again. I'm pretty sure there is some type of virus on my PC causing this to happen. Here's the hijack this log:info.txt logfile of random's system information tool 1.05 2008-12-21 08:48:40======Uninstall list======-->C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\UNYT_W~1.EXE-->C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0-->C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -fC:\WINDOWS\orun32.isu-->C:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /I {09DA4F91-2A09-4232-AB8C-6BC740096DE3} REMOVE=UpdateMgrFeature-->c:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /x {9541FED0-327F-4df0-8B96-EF57EF622F19}-->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{39DA87A1-0B26-4562-A70C-2A6147366E47}\Setup.exe" -->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9F765BD0-B900-4EDE-A90B-61C8A9E95C42}\Setup.exe" -->RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\ialmrem.dll,UninstallW2KIGfx P... Read more

A:Computer Keeps 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.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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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hi, could anyone help, i switch on my computer and after about 3/4 hours my cpu fan starts and is quiet loud it comes on and then goes off quite often, when it starts the computer freezes and when stops it is fine,and whist its goin on and off the computer slows down. i have a 1gb RAM and 250 gb hard drive so i know its not them iv checked my temperature on it and its between 30 and 40, which is fine.
 

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You can replace the fan for as little as $12... I would get a complete assemble with CPU fan, heatsink, and thermal paste... which may cost anywhere from $12 to $25.
 

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It started the other day, out of nowhere.

First it would freeze sooner the more you were on. My sister and I have to keep restarting it, and when you signed back in, the sooner it would freeze.

When we left it alone for a bit, it would stay on longer.

We proceded to remove/transfer about 15 GBs of memory (About 41% free space). It seems to have helped. I can pretty much stay on for as long as possible now.

It bascially freezes when I do too much. Like, have too many IE's open. It also won't let me run a full scan of any of my virus programs. But the quick scans are coming out fine. I just re-installed McAfee again (my father renewed it) and that download took a good half hour and it was fine.

BTW- I have a Toshiba Satellite A 105 Laptop.

Thanks for any help.

A:My computer keeps freezing on me

Sounds to me as if you don't have a sufficient amount of RAM installed.How much RAM is installed?How large is hard drive? How large is C: partition? How much free space on C:?Check your virtual memory settings and ensure that it is set for XP to manage such. If a static amount exists, change it. There should be only one virtual memory setting for the pagefile and the pagefile should be on the C: partition.Freezing is often a manifestation of poor venting/air circulation/system overheating.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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Hi all. I know this is a long shot.......

The other day my computer froze. Later that day it did it again. And yesterday once more. As far as i can tell, there is no single program responsible as i have been using different ones each time. I also have not installed any major new programs...that i can recall. I haven't had the problem before and it is worrying because each time i have to turn the pc off at the mains.

I'm not sure what info to provide as it seems like a problem that could be caused by lots of things. But are there things which are likely to cause such a problem which i can check easily, before i take it in to a specialist?

Here is my HijackThis log (in case that is relevant)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:05:58, on 17/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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In the past four days, my computer froze three times. I checked my computer with hijackthis, spybot, ad aware, and Antivir, so there's no problems there. I just don't know what's wrong.

My only guess would be maybe i'm overusing my power supply?

I Have a 400-watt supply and using it is:
everything in my sig
a wireless internet card
an ethernet card
also, a CD rom drive and an A drive.

That's about it. I would think 400 watts is fine for it.
it's probably something completely different though.
 

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It wouldn't seem to be overloaded to me.

Did you check the temps???

Pull the cover and make sure all fans are rotating and the system is not dirty. Be sure to check the power supply fan. Try running with the cover off and see if the problem continues. Could be a number of causes.

Are you up to date with all system updates??
 

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A couple of times a day my computer just freezes and i have to reboot. It can happen anytime so I'm not relating to any piece of software or anything particular I'm doing.

I checked event viewer and just before it crashes there is information srtsp followed by warning ftdisk followed by error service control manager

or some other combination like information srtsp followed by error service control manager.

Any help with this would be much appreciated as its a pain in the backside

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how long has this been going on? have you cleaned your cpu heatsink and fan lately? if not blow it clean with a can of compressed air. most probable cause of the freezing is overheating. when it freezes up do you notice that the harddrive busy light is on indicating there is some harddrive activity?? if so ,,,could be a sign that some malware is running in the background that is tieing up your processor time. may even be indicating your harddrive is failing...

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