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Q: Computer Freezing up.

I have a Desktop computer, which is about 3 years old. It was custom made, with an ASUS Motherboard Model# P5VDC-Mx V2, 2 GBs. of RAM, 250 GB HDD, Nvidia 6200 Graphics Card.
The problem is, that I kept formatting and re-installing my O.S. with the O.S. CD, because of some mistakes that I had made earleir. Then, my computer kept freezing up on me. So, a friend of mine, who has his own computer shop, advised me, to use a specific software, to format or wipe the HDD clean, for a fresh install. Which I did, using Dulik's? Nuke & Boot. After my HDD was wiped, I re-installed XP Pro again, hoping that this would solve the problem of it freezing up. Well, after I installed XP Pro and the appropriate drives, it still freezes up! Usually when my screen saver is running, which is the Windows screen saver on file.
I have Avast A.V. installed, as well as Super-AntiSpyware Pro., Malware's Anti-Malware, Windows Malicious Software Remover to boot! I even used 2 types of one-time, on-line A.V. scanners, to scan for viruses. But, nothing. I even scanned my HDD for errors, defragged my HDD and scanned for registry errors. But, it still freezes up! If anyone has a suggestion, by all means, please advise! Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: Computer Freezing up.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Computer Freezing up.

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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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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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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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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I have windows xp and my computer freezes every now and then. I can't do nothing, the only way is to reset or turn off and back on. I have noticed sometimes when its coming back on that the harddrive is not recognized. I have noticed now that when it freezes up i just tap the tower and it returns to normal. Can someone tell me the problem. I have checked where the ribbon plugs in and everything seems to be snug. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi again, hope u can help with this one as well. I hope that the version wont hurt, its a friends computer and its not set up for my internet connection and its very difficult to use anything on the computer due to it freezing up.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:49:30 PM, on 4/7/2005
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\hjt\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.sureseeker.com/search.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.find-online.net/sp.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://mshp.dll/sp.html#10213
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://mshp.dll/index.html#10213
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.sureseeker.com/search.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.find-online.net/index.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=proxy-server:8080;https=proxy-server:8080
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Greetings to all! I just bought my computer about a year ago, a few weeks ago it got slower and slower until now it lags\hangs when i try to play my games.here are my specs >>>>specs<<<<I've looked around the forum and scanned my computer with minitoolbox, superantispyware free edition, ccleaner, spybot search and destroy and esst online scan but it still doesn't help i don't know whats wrong with my computer this has been bugging me for quite some time. Please help me! Thank you.here are my result logs for superantispyware and minitoolboxMiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 25-06-2012Ran by TECK (administrator) on 04-07-2012 at 22:36:31Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)Boot Mode: Normal***************************************************************************========================= Flush DNS: ===================================Windows IP ConfigurationSuccessfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== Proxy is not enabled.No Proxy Server is set."Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.========================= FF Proxy Settings: ============================== "Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.========================= Hosts content: =================================127.0.0.1 localhost127.0.0.1 fr.a2dfp.net127.0.0.1 m.fr.a2dfp.net127.0.0.1 ad.a8.net127.0.0.1 asy.a8ww.net127.0.0.1 ab... Read more

A:computer freezing

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

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I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. I'm having freeze-up issues when I try to access the Wikipedia site. This is a new problem....worked fine for two years, and started freezing about six weeks ago. This the only site I have this problem with. At the suggestion of a friend on a discussion forum I frequent, I've checked to make sure I have all Windows updates installed. and I've done complete security and malware sweeps with two different systems, and done disc cleanup, defragmenting and used Advanced Registry Optimizer. Everything else is working satisfactorily except accessing this one site. Any suggestions?
 

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Try deleting your temporary internet files, cookies, and brouser history.
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

Here are my system specs:

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

Well there it is hope I can get some help!

A:Computer Freezing

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

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My computer has been freezing on me so I tried narrowing it down. Since the original problem, I have replaced the motherboard, the RAM, the CPU, and ran chckdsk on all of the drives with no problems found. I downloades speedfan 4.24. I am not being allowed to post a link here but that is the only way i can figure how to show you the screenshot of my speedfan. ninjaasylum .com/speedfan.JPG that is how my speedfan is reading. can anybody help? I am losing major time and getting further and further behind in work!
 

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Good morning

Apologies if this post is in the wrong area but this is my first time here.

Basically the problem is as follows, randomly when undertaking simple tasks, such as running chrome, word outlook etc my Toshiba laptop has begun to freeze (completely). It will hang for about 10-15 seconds, then produce a short beep once and everything will continue fine. Secondly, this morning upon start up it hung on the initial boot screen (where you can select boot menu or enter setup) and wouldn't progress. I powered off several times, removed the battery, restarted and eventually it decided to boot but I would say it was about 30 minutes of waiting an trying again.

Specs are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro
Intel Core2 Duo 2.10ghz
4gb Ram
32 bit win 7
On board graphics

Nothing special and is about 3 years old, simply a work laptop so it doesn't run or do anything above word, excel, outlook etc.

The only change to the system is a new stick of 2g ram was put into it about 2 months ago. So I am thinking the ram may be faulty.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I recommend testing the hard disk and the memory.

Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk, download and set up their testing utility.

MemTest86 is a free program for testing memory.
 

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Sometime over the past few months, when using IE [now 11] my computer started randomly and suddenly freezing for about a minute - nothing will free it up - and then just as suddenly it will continue with no error or other indication. Nothing is written to an event log. I've disabled every add-on and it has made no difference.

Chrome doesn't do it. FireFox doesn't do it. Safari doesn't do it. In fact, except for when you are in IE it never ever happens.

As I said, I've disabled all of the add-ons. I've also run every single FixIt solution that seemed even vaguely related to no effect. I updated my nVidia display driver. I removed that graphics card and driver and installed a different one. Nothing changes the symptom of the PC randomly locking up when running IE. I didn't really expect it to since it never occurs when running any other browser or program.

Does this issue ring a bell with anyone? Better yet, does anyone know how I can fix it - other than just never using IE?

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A:IE is freezing my computer for 30-60 sec...

What antivirus app/suite are you using?

Have you tried another (fresh) Windows user account/profile?

Did you ever solve this issue:
Desktop icons play hide and go seek...
Maybe try Desktop Restore.

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Everything was fine till about a couple of weeks ago. A friend borrowed my compter and then I noticed it starting to run slower. I have run a virus scan, defragged and the usual but nothing has helped and now it has started freezing on me as well.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Morgan Wood at 16:19:14.48 on Thu 07/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.611 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I was helping out my sister with a problem she is having with her computer. She is running Windows XP and after start up and the desktop has loaded a dialog box pops up with the following message:

C:\windows\system32\pcmmsoxw.dll\
specified module couldn't be found

After I clicked ok, the computer froze and nothing could be done. It does not do this in safe mode only in normal mode.

How can we fix this problem with out having to lose any of her other files.

Please help.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario 7000. It has XP Pro with 256MB RAM. For some reason the computer freezes after 30 minutes or so of being powered on. I thought it was bad RAM.

I remove the old ram and replace with new one and still does it.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Computer Freezing

Test for overheating.

Pull the side cover and place a small desk type fan blowing air into the case. If it stops, you have found the cause; overheating.

If that does not work, restart the system in safe mode. While in safe mode run an app that will stress the system like prime95. If it runs prime95 for an hour or two without errors, you have a problem with a driver, software app, etc. If it locks up in safe mode, you have a hardware issue.
 

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When im on the internet my computer keeps freezing for between 5-10 seconds then works ok again, just wondering why this is happening and how it can be fixed?

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Every now and then my computer just freezes. I can open the start menu with the keyboard but can't use arrows to go up and down.
I'm running on Windows XP.
Normally this never happens. Alot of the time it also freezes when I skip a song on WMP using the keyboard.
I also tried to run a keygen once I did nothing happened and it dissapeared. Might have something to do with it?
Any tips what I can do to fix this?
My computer has Intel Pentium D Processor 920 with 2 x 2.8 Ghz, 1024MB RAM, 250GB Hardrive so shouldn't have problems multi tasking but lately it does.

Thanks
 

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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
System Model: Presario 6020US
BIOS: 686Y4 v3.06
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1900+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 222MB used, 4798MB available
Radeon 9600 grahics card
1 200gig hardrive
1 250gig hardrive

Basically anytime I run anything that uses anytype of siginificant resources it can freeze.. Example when I am converting a avi - mp4 it freezes. (its not the programs because I run the program on 5 other computers and it works out fine and it use to work fine on this one).

When I play Warcraft III Frozen throne it loads fine looks great but 14-23 minutes later it freezes. However the Sound still plays. but the thats it. Its really anoying.

Sometimes It cuts off and restarts itself. It says "Windows has recoverd from a serious error".

This may be helpful. The Computer was orginally
Xp Home
80gig hardrive
256 of ram
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1900+
~1.6GHz

Random insight my friend had almost the exact same computer but his was a 5000 series. He said that eventually this day would come. However I said that was foolishness. Its probally something he did why it acts the way it did.

he just built a computer

Things I have done... to try and correct this problem

-Run -->Prefetch
-Run --> %tmp%
deleted all of that allready several times

Defragged
Adjusted the vitural memory to 4069

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Recently I made this new computer from scratch,
hardware specs are as follows

Motherboard : ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Processor: AMD FX 8150
RAM: 16 GB (2x8 Crucial)
Memory: 128GB Crucial Solid State Drive w/ 6/GB's transfer rate, three other hard drives.
Graphics: 1 Sapphire 7970
PSU: 1250 Watt OCZ Gold 80+

Just recently the PC started freezing where the mouse is still moveable,
however just now the whole screen froze, including the mouse, then it told me the graphics stopped working.

I read some things that a Solid State Drive has problems with Windows 7, is this the case?
I also scanned for malware and viruses, had a look inside the case for any loose cabling or anything such as, but I couldn't find any problem.

So is it a problem within the solid state drive itself?
 

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I read some things that a Solid State Drive has problems with Windows 7, is this the case?
I also scanned for malware and viruses, had a look inside the case for any loose cabling or anything such as, but I couldn't find any problem.

So is it a problem within the solid state drive itself
Click to expand...

First I have heard this. There should be no problem. You have either a driver problem, video card problem of PSU problem. I would uninstall the drivers are reinstall first.
 

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hey guys, I am trying to figure out what could be causing a problem I'm having with my computer freezing.
It is always a complete freeze. mouse doesnt work, desktop completely freezes, picture still. nothing works. 100% frozen but screen still shows. I have to hard reset/ hold down power button.
This is NOT too frequent. It froze this morning after 3 days of non-stop 24 hour operation with no problems. and maybe twice in a week before that. also, i NEVER get BSOD, just complete freezes.
The freezes are random, doesnt matter what i'm doing. even can occur at idle. my monitoring gadgets on my desktop show barely any cpu and gpu usage on freeze. Temps are all normal. Ram at 15-25% use.

This started after i did a bundle of upgrades which included: Patriot Pyro 60gb SSD - contains fresh windows 7 64 bit.
galaxy 560 ti GC, and 212+ heatsink for my cpu.

all drivers and windows updates are up to date. what should i check next? is it possible that my heatsink is causing this? the fan attached to the heatsink is barely touching one of my sticks of ram, didnt think it would be a problem. should i slide it up a bit?
System info : Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3
G Skill 1600 - 4x4, 16 gigs
Galaxy 560 ti
Patriot Pyro 60 gb ssd - yes i have the latest firmware on it.
Western Digital 6 gb/s 300 gb
??? internal 1 TB 3 gb/s hard drive just for storage
2500k @ 3.8 ghz with hyper 212+
600W Silencer MK II
Omega striker Sound card.

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A:Possible causes for computer Freezing?

I have the same sort of problem. Newly built computer freezes seemingly at complete random, all input devices, display, the whole nine yards. Freezing usually occurs after I leave the computer on overnight, but I've also had it happen after an hour or two, and once after a couple of minutes (hence the complete randomness). I've done all sorts of things to try to isolate the problem. It looks like what we have in common are similar cpus and discrete graphics chipsets.
Maybe the problem lies with some sort of conflict there. If disabling the i5 gpu and graphics virtualization does not work, then I'm going to try removing the 560 ti. If that doesn't isolate the problem, then I don't know what. I guess I could try booting the computer using a live version of Linux, and leave it running for a couple of days, that might tell me if it is a conflict with the OS. I'm currently using Windows 7 x64, and I've checked the logs, but no indication there of any problems before crashing.

Heres my hardware:
Maximus IV GENE-Z (Z68)
N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozer II GTX 560 Ti
i5 2400
Rosewill 530W Single Rail RG530-212
PNY 1600 2x4GB pc3-12800
2 SATA HDs
1 SATA DVDROM
 

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Hi there.

For a few weeks now my laptop has been freezing (as in all functions stop, it isn't shutting down by itself though) usually every two days although yesterday and the day before, it was two days in a row.

What's strange is that it only ever happens between 8 & 10pm. I've sometimes left my computer on all night (after that time) and it never has this problem or earlier during the day.

Also, it hasn't happened during that time period, when I've disconnected the internet (I disconnect the internet when I watch dvds otherwise it's likely to freeze).

I've done scans for viruses and spyware but it isn't finding anything other than tracking cookies.

Here's my system info.

System Information
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
Processor: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~790MHz
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Physical RAM: 446MB
Virtual Memory: 2047MB

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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Dear Bleeping Computer,

My windows 7 computer will freeze up with the circle of death ( the mouse will still move about).
Then, the screen will flash 1 to 4 times and the only thing visible will be my desk top.
Mozilla will reappear.

This process is taking anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Sometimes my disk drive will spool up very fast.

I have tried updating all of my drivers, running malwarebytes and un and re-installing mozilla.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Steve

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Hello,I will be helping you with your problemsPlease do the following:Step 1Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.----------------Step 2Please download Farbar Service Scanner to your Desktop and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.----------------Step 3Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.----------------Step 4Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your de... Read more

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My son's computer (Dell Inspiron 15 Windows 8.1) started freezing this week if I don't do anything with the computer for a few minutes it will not let me click on anything. The curser still moves but it will not do anything else. I am refreshing the computer now. if there are antiviruses will refreshing clear those off? or will I need to do something else to fix this problem?

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I meant if there are viruses will refreshing fix the problem?

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Please help!

My pc switches itself off and freezes all the time...........
Please find below the log HijackThis file.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:27:10 PM, on 29/05/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\ADAPTE~1\CreateCD\CREATE~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\EIZO\ScreenManager Pro for LCD\Lcdctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
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Hey lately my computer has just slowed right down to the point of near enough stopping.
web pages take ages to load where as before they loaded instantly. I've reguraly delete the temp files ect and my normal anti virus hasnt found anything yet. If you want i can post my Hijack this log
 

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Hey eveyone, recently I have encountered a problem regarding my computer.
It freezes without a reason, and I don't know how to fix it. At first I thought the reason was my browser, so I switched from firefox 4 to google chrome. Still, the problems occurs.

Help pls .

A:My computer is freezing win 7

does your pc freezes randomly ? i mean it freezes when browsing the internet , or when watching a movie , or when listening to music or whatever you are doing ?

in addition , what's the specs of your pc ?

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Hello,I'm having some problems with my computer, could someone please help me?I'm not quite sure what the problem is. My computer might be infected with something, but I'm not sure.For the past week or so, my computer has been freezing up a lot. I really only use my computer for acessing the internet, so I'm not sure if the problem is affecting other things on my computer. When I first open my browser, it freezes for a couple minutes (sometimes is says Not Responding, but not always). After two-five minutes it continues to operate as usual.Today I had a couple new issues crop up. When I tried to log into my computer, it gave me an error message. Unfortunately I didn't write it down. The next time I tried to log on, it worked as usual. The second issue is that a low mechanical noise began to eminate from the computer. After a couple minutes it stopped.The only thing I've tried so far is to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which came up clean.If anyone could please help me I would be really grateful!ThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer freezing

Hello,it may be a failing hard drive.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.>>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the ... Read more

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Hi guys for the past few weeks my computer keeps freezing. It doesn't happen because of any paticular thing i do on the computer as it happens when i start up th computer and it will just stay at the black screen and it can also happen when im on the net or playing a game. I can almost guarantee my computer will freeze if i leave it on over night to download stuff of convert files. I have wiped my computer and have down virus checks on it with mcafee and spy ware checks with ad-aware and it comes up with nothing can you help me please. I have attached a reading from hijackthis if it's any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:01, on 20/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Re... Read more

A:Computer freezing

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Hello my mo/bo is a Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard, and CPU is an amd 64 x2 5000+, and my computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

I did ad-aware searches virus searches ect. Nothing was found, sometimes it even freezes up on my mo/bo screen when I have to manually shut it off and on agian because of the freezes. So I recently have checked my ram with memtest it all passed, i did disk check, then i just recently reformated.

Once i reformated it hasent froze up until not to long ago it froze for the 1st time. But my pc just froze agian while playing a game, this time when i restarted it wanted me to load defult cmos by pressuing f2, then when i booted up it looked like there was no drivers for the vidoe card.Then it froze agian, then i restarted and when it did it found new hardware.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer keeps freezing.

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I have Webroot Spy Sweeper, Norton Internet Security 2005, and Microsoft’s Antispyware programs on my computer. I run them every night and check for updates every night. I signed onto AOL for the first time in like 2 months. I pay for an AOL account for my parents. When I started AOL a box popped up asking me if I wanted to scan my computer with AOL's Antispyware program, so I said ok. It found a key logger and an adware program on my computer that none of my other software was able to find. Any Ideas why nothing else found them? My computer problem is that my internet explorer windows keep freezing up, none stop. It also causes my computer to freeze up. It just started happening when I subscribed to a new cable company. I use a cable modem provided by them. I posted a HJT log about a week ago and had one thing removed. I thought it fixed my problem but it didn't. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:25:50 PM, on 5/20/2005
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer still freezing up. HJT Log

I am trying to learn how to fix this stuff. I fixed some things that I knew I did not need. So here is the new one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:04 PM, on 5/20/2005
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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hi vista forum,

after i turn my computer on, it works for about 3-4 minutes, then suddenly it stops, but my youtube videos continue to play, yet i cant click anything, but my mouse can move, after about a minute of freezing, the sound from youtube stops, and nothing happens, but my mouse can still move...

any ideas?

A:my computer keeps freezing

Welcome
Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://malwarebytes.org/
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
http://ezinearticles.com/?Troublesho...blems&id=39981


The above answers are from a copy and paste that I gave to another member. In your particular situation, since it happens after a few minutes, check for over heating. Also make a full anti virus scan. Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes These are the most probable causes.

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Basically for the past few days my computer freezes after logon.

Like i can move my mouse but nothing i click on will respond and programs wont load.

Computer works in safe mode fine however its annoying to use safe mode for computer use...

Used system restore, and chkdsk but i cant seem to fix this problem.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Restart the computer, at the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc) choose Fix My Computer. Windows will try to fix the error, if that fails, Boot into Safe Mode hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the Task Manager/File/New Task(run) type explorer.exe and hit enter. You should get your desktop back. If that fails, in Task Manager/File/New Task type SFC /scannow and hit enter, put your 7 DVD in and it will take any files that it is missing from the DVD.

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