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Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

Q: Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

About 3 weeks ago, everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden IE 11 started to freeze and would not function properly. I reset IE 11, thinking that might clear the problem but it did not. I had not installed any new hardware or software, but ran virus scans using Bitdefender Total Security 2015 as well as Malware Bytes Anti-Malware. I would appreciate help on getting my IE 11 and Windows 7 to function without issues. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

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A: Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
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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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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So I was uninstalling some bloatware from my computer, and decided to also do a disc cleanup. After I ran said cleanup, I restarted my computer so that all the uninstalled products would run there course, and the cleanup would take full effect.

Doing this, I ended up having multiple freezes at the "Configuring Windows Updates" I had to keep turning off the computer, and trying all sorts of stuff. In safe mode, it kept trying to configure there as well, and it eventually went through to the "Cleaning up do not turn off menu" it hung, so I restarted into safe mode again, and I finally booted to safe mode.

Thinking everything was probably good, I tried restarting again normally, and now am continuing to get a frozen computer at the "Windows is starting" logo. I have tried system restore and start up repair and keep getting a variety of errors.

If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I plan on soon copy and pasting all my files to another computer and then moving them all back if I have to do a fresh install of Windows 7. Would like to avoid that however.

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Ok, so here's the deal. A few days ago, while trying to Jailbreak an iphone my USB drivers stopped working. I decided to reboot to see if they would work and lo and behold they did not, but here's the kicker. My sound card and network drivers were corrupted or missing too.

Fast forward to the next day. I'm trying to decide how to alleviate this problem. I tired installing network drivers to no avail so I figured I would have to reinstall windows to fix this problem as backups didn't help. I reinstall and all is good until today. I had opened up WoW and played for a bit when all of the sudden everything freezes. Seeing a force shutdown as my only option I did so and restarted. As soon as it got to the login screen everything froze again.

I've tried many reinstalls as well as running 64-bit but I always get the same result after a bit of time.

The most intriguing thing I have noticed is that it doesn't freeze when the sound card drivers aren't loaded, but when they are the sound still works until the freeze.

I really don't know what to do at this point than just float around in safe until I get new computer parts.

A:Windows 7 freezing problems


After the OS reinstall did you install the latest drivers?
Also please follow these instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708


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I have been having lots of computer problems recently. I was originally getting lots of different BSOD's and got so fed up I refromatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows. It worked alright for about two days or so, but since then, for the past couple weeks, i've been having all new problems. Now, instead of getting a BSOD or a reboot, my computer completely locks up. I have to manually power it off or restart it using the buttons on the tower. It seems to do this in spurts. Some times it will lock up several times within a couple hours, and then sometimes it will go a day or two without locking up once. Also, it constantly freezes when I try to shut it down properly. It goes to the shutdown screen and says saving info, then loggin off, then it says "shutting down" and that is where it locks up. Absolutely 100% of the time. I at first thought this was an overheating issue and in checking my cpu and system temps, they seemed to be on par with what I've read others had online. I have an AMD running around 50-55 degrees celcius. I did notice, that the fan on my northbridge chip was no longer running and that it didn't have a heatsync, relying solely on the fan, so I just two days ago got a northbridge heatsync and installed it. This did not solve the problem and I am running out of ideas. It is also not bad RAM because I have 3 chips and have tried all individually. I have also stripped out all but the necessary parts of my computer and still ha... Read more

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So I've recently bought a gaming package which had pre picked pc products to be built for me, as I do not know much about computers. This came with windows 8.1 pre installed.

After having the pc for about a week it asked me if i wanted to upgrade to windows 10 for free, which i proceeded to do with no issues and it ran fine.

However, I went to shut my pc down and it only gave me the option to shut down and update, which was fine by me. It updated and the next two days my pc froze while i was on it, forcing me to turn it off via the power. But after it did that it would just turn on normally.

Now it has gotten to the stage where it freezes whenever it tries to start up windows and won't even boot up properly. It gets past the asus screen and begins loading windows and freezes. The longer i leave my computer the longer it gives me before it freezes once i turn it on. Every second boot failure it attempts to repair itself but even freezes when doing that. I know its the issue with windows as i can enter the bios settings when the asus logo comes up and I can edit the computer settings from there, just not the operating system. I've tried to boot via the installation disk but it even freezes then, which i think it may be because I have windows 10 and its a windows 8.1 disk, not sure. I've gotten to the stage in the repair where it has given me troubleshoot options but i need to be fast to click the right options. I think i saw an option to revert to an older version but ins... Read more

A:Windows 10 Freezing and now even freezing on boot up.

Ok try going to your command prompt (Admin) and type this command in and see what it reports to you.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Press enter after putting this command in....

Also Welcome to Windows 10 Forum!!

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I'm experiencing problems with freezing and hanging with Windows 8.1 on a constant basis. The problem occurs in the browser, when switching between programs and during start up and close down. It's driving me crazy! Any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


A:Problems with freezing and hanging in Windows 8.1

Make sure you have the latest drivers (see below) installed (beginning with the chipset).

Deal with any issues in the Action Center.

In the Windows 8 Start screen type reliability, click Settings, and then select View Reliability History. In the resulting chart if you click a column you'll see additional detailed text below. Perhaps there will be some useful information here.
This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

1. PC manufacturer's web site,
2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
3. Device manufacturer's web site,
4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
7. Use Windows Update.

(4 through 7 are really tied, and with Windows 7--and maybe 8/8.1-- the Windows Update should be at least 4th. The main message is that the first three are almost always to be preferred.)

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Ok folks got some issue here with my PC. It seems that from time to time I get a freeze on the PC when I try to boot. When the PC can boot, and Windows loads, I get temporary and verry frequent "not responding" or a busy icon instead of the normal cursor, for no real reason. For example if I try to click a link on a page, it stops responding for a few seconds and than it is back to normal, it does it very frequent and because of that it's verry hard to work on it. I got 4 GB of RAM from which 3 are used since I have a 32 bit OS(through I don't think the memory is the problem), also say if I try to enter an URL in the web browser and I press enter it does the not responding thing again. If you're saying it's the browsers fault and I should reinstall it, it is not from the browser, since it does this on the entire PC, sometimes it even asks me to end the process of Windows because even Windows doesn't respond in some cases through it is not that often. From what I've found out it seems that there are some periods which the system can't detect storage drives(like DVD-RW,external drives and even HDDs). I'ved found the not seeing storage drives thing while trying to change the first boot device to the dvd-rw instead of hard drive to boot from the windows disc, but when I clicked the boot order in BIOS I was shocked when I saw only the floppy was available, the thing is I don't have any floppy drives on my pc. I also don't think it's a driver issue or corrupt windows sinc... Read more

A:Windows 7 booting and freezing problems

First make a complete anti virus scan. Download the free version of malwarebytes and make a full updated scan.
If negative try in safe mode, if it works
Try a clean boot, to help diagnose. If you follow clean boot instructions you should be able to correct the problem
If all else fails, see if this software can help.
About Soluto

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and blue screen dumps.  Is there any software, recommended, that could remedy the situation.  Furthermore, I continue to reset my MSN search engine to www.msn.com and I get a strange addition in the address box, which is like .PUPP.  I wonder if that is part of the problem?  Maybe my search engine has been hijacked or I should be using something safer?
Thanks so much for your help :-)

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I've had had a custom built desktop computer running on windows 7 that has ran fine until the past week or two. It usually boots fine, but once I'm at my desktop my CPU usage spikes to 70-80%. Trying to play a game or watch a video results in a complete computer freeze after 5 minutes or so. My wife and I have separate user accounts and for a few days I was using hers instead of mine and it worked fine. But now the computer is freezing regardless of who's account I'm on. My only option when the freeze happens is a manual reboot. However, once I cut the power and try to turn the computer back on the computer will just display a black screen. It makes the normal beep like it always does when turning it on, and I can hear the fans working. But the screen remains black and won't boot at all until I've manually restarted it sometimes 20 or 30 times. Once rebooted it often freezes during the windows start up screen. Any suggestions?

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Hey guys,

I had been using the Windows 7 64 bit Release candidate version for some time now. I have finally a bought copy of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and I installed it last night.

Here is my problem:

I am finding that on games such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age during the conversation cut scenes, the game freezes and I have to CTRL-ALT-DEL in order for the game to 'refresh' itself and start working again. However this seems to be a recurring problem as it will freeze its self again after so many miniutes / hours.

Another problem I have been getting is during the game, objects may suddenly turn purple or green etc. I have to reload the game in order for this to fix itself.

I have been thinking it must be the GFX (nvidia) drivers. However I have just opened task manager to view my performance and I discovered this:

I have 8GB of RAM and the system is using 81% of it! All I am doing is seraching the web, there are no games open or any programms that could take up that much RAM.

Could this be the reason as to why my games go funny in cutscenes? This problem has only started happaning when I installed a new copy of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit last night.

Could any please shed some light onto why the system is using so much RAM? And as to wheather this is the problem with my games freezing too?
My comp spec:

Nvidia 8800 GTS x2
Intel Quad CPU @ 2.4ghz
Windows 7 professional 64 bit

Things I have done:

Updated to latest GFX drivers.
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A:Windows 7 64 bit RAM and game freezing problems

Bottom line, you need to find out the cause of the problem. I think that the easiest way would be to reinstall your OS. Use it for a while, without any programs. If it worsk properly make a system image and save on a separate hard drive. Install one program at a time and use it. Once you are satisfied with the performance, make a system image and replace the prior maded image. Continue the process. Once you have found the offending culprit, install all other programs. You will be able to use your system, now, while you try to discover a cure for your problem. Yes, I know this is a PIA, but I think this is the best solution.

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Hello guys, I just joined the forums to request some help, as my computer is how can you say it, not having a good day atm.

well it started off when i was cleaning my room and i used the vaccuum cleaner to clean the outside shell of my computer, you know where the holes are where the air comes out i just used it there.

i read on alot of places that using a vaccuum isnt good for your fan although i am not sure if its that because it wasnt close to the fan or anything. but the thing is this problem has happened twice with me when doin the same method.

anyways as for the problem it all started a few days ago, where i noticed the fan was louder than usuall when im browsing and doin stuff on the computer the fan is goin up and down, up and down in sound if you know what i mean.

the next day there was problems when i was deleting and renaming files on my windows explorer, when i did the process bar for deleting files always freezed and i had to close explorer.exe to stop it. as of now its still doin it.

and now the fan has gotten far worse and its making cracky noises and still very loud, the computer is fine and it works but it lags sometimes. i have run virus scans and my computer is clean, cleaned out my registry of unused files and my hdd has still plenty of space.

so i dunno what is causing this problem. some people have had this problem and have said the cpu is overheated but i doubt its that. so i was wanting to get your oppinions of this. and is there any way i can fi... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Freezing And Fan Problems

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Firstly i installed Norton Systemworks 2006 on PC, wen i restarted it somehow it didnt start up.... so i formated Disk 1 as all docs were on Disk 2..... then i somehow lost data on disk 2.... so i used a data recovery program and retrieved... then a few days later... windows wouldnt turn on and this message was shown:

TRAP 00000006 ============Exception======================
tr=0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00000000
gcet limit=03FF base=00017000 idt limit=07FF base=000174000
cs:eip=0008:E816F006 ss:esp=0010:00060E88 err code=0000
flags=0000100002 Nocy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis
eax=0036A180 ebx=00301329 ecx=0033114D edx=00000000 ds=0010 es=0010
edi=0037164F esi=00060EC8 ebp=00060EBC cr0=00000011 fs=0030 gs=0000

so i got the Disk 1 and i put on another PC and installed Windows xp again onto it. then i put it back on my computer.... it loaded up and when it got to windows it lets u explore for a while then... it says found new harddware on the right bottom.. and then freezes... so i have to restart pc... i dont know what to do now... Please help, either post on here or just email me a solution please on [email protected]

A:harddrive and windows Cd freezing problems

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Hello everyone!

I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 about a month ago, and the version seems to be 1511. I didn't do a clean install. At first I didn't notice much problems, but then I started getting freezes and blue screens. I use my computer almost all day but the use is not heavy: I don't play games or use any other programs than Firefox, Spotify and Skype really. On Windows 8.1 everything worked pretty fine.

I am going to send this device (2.5 years old) to a warranty fix since one of the fans is poorly attached (I assume) and hits the housing sometimes. But I wonder if the other problems I get are because of the hardware (so they maybe would be fixed for free) or if windows 10 is causing all of this.

I have got 3-4 BSOD during a few weeks, and the problems have been REFERENCE_BY_POINTER and MEMORY_USAGE. The latter sure could be because I only have 4 GB of RAM and Windows 10 used a lot of RAM, and I did some fix to that.

During the last 7 days the computer has just frozen in normal use some 3 times, I wasn't able to click on anything, and eventually it said Windows is not responding. I had to shut down the computer by pressing the power button. This has created these event 41 errors to my log (apparently 5 in a week), but I also have some event 142's there (4 in a week).

Other problems I have experienced: Skype stopped working or didn't respond and I had to restart the computer, Firefox is not responding sometimes, Task Manager and File Manager didn't res... Read more

A:Windows not responding, BSOD and some other freezing problems

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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when ever i try to go to windows update....it freezes up!!
is there something wrong with the home page???..or is there something wrong period?? i try to minimize the page while its scanning and it does nothing...and then finally when it does minimize i cant get it back up!!!

please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

A:Microsoft Windows Update Freezing Problems!!!

I got this from a M$ tech

I understand when you are scanning for updates on Windows Update site it stays at 0%. I realize the importance of getting this issue resolved. If I have misunderstood your concern, please let me know.

I have outlined some common suggestions below. Kindly follow these suggestions and let me know the results of it.

Suggestion 1.

The issue that you are facing could be because of incorrect proxy settings in Internet Explorer. We can make one quick settings change that should resolve this. We will just change the proxy information to NOT automatically detect settings.

1. Click Start, Settings and choose Control Panel.
2. Choose and double click on Internet Options icon.
3. Click the Connections tab.
4. Click the LAN Settings button.
5. In the Automatic configuration frame uncheck "Automatically detect settings" and “Use automatic configuration script”
6. Click OK and then OK again to close the window.
7. Now try the Windows Update site again.

If your issue is unresolved then, try Suggestion 2.

Suggestion 2.

This could have happened if you have an older version of Windows Script on your system. I suggest you to download and install the latest Microsoft Windows Script. You can download it from the link given below:


Now try and access the Windows Update site and see if the issue is resolved.

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Hello everyone,
I'm running Windows 7, and as of late, the PC has been freezing up a bit.  It will take a while to load things, and then freeze, and then come back to working order.  I have checked to see if there are background programs causing a lot of CPU usage, and that doesn't seem to be the case.  I ran Malwarebytes with updated definitions, and it gave me 8 results, and didn't suggest deleting any of them.  Additionally - and this seems to coincide with the freezing - occasionally skype calls will fail because "problem with playback device", and youtube videos or sound in general for all but one other application will not work (and that one seems to be fairly random).  I also have, as of late, been unable to get high framerates in low res and low graphical/CPU strain games, which is something I'm not used to on this machine.
Any help would be appreciated.  I'm pretty clueless.

A:PC occasionally freezing up, Windows 7, and problems with playback device

Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. 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 DefenderOther ServicesPress "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 to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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I have a laptop with Windows Vista on and often when I am using Internet Explorer 7 to access the internet the page freezes and stops responding... any suggestions? I am a beginner with computers.
Cheers x

A:windows vista and internet explorer 7 problems - keeps freezing!

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I have a Yoga 920 Glass that started freezing, last image on the screen. Hard freeze, the only thing possible is to hard re-boot the machine using the power button. It does it within 30s to 5 min. It freezes even in BIOS mode. Any ideas? Of course any attempt at recovery fails since the machine freezes early in the process.Currently going through LENOVO support to get it fixed. Couple of issues already:No email for Lenovo support.They messed up my tech order so five business days of my warranty was wasted on me waiting for a shipping box.I can't find a written privacy policy on LENOVO for protection of my user data located on my hard drive I'm about to send to their depot for repair.On hold now for 30 min, waiting for the phone tech, to fix LENOVO's mistake to send me a shipping box.Stay tuned for morep.s. What kind of high end laptop suffers such a malfunction within one year of purchase? I only use it for e-mail, and Netflix. Very disappointed in LENOVO so far.

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Hi all,

Have been having some frustrating issues with my system recently. It all started when my system started freezing with strange patterns showing up on the monitor. I thought it must have been my video card and took it back to the computer shop to test it. They agreed the video card was faulty and sent it off for warranty. In the mean time I purchased a new low-end card and the system worked fine for about a week.

I then started to get the same issues again. I returned the system again and was told there was nothing wrong with this card. They spun some crap about the card not being powerful enough to run photoshop (which is where I spend most of my time) and convinced me to upgrade to a higher-end card, which I did.

Unfortunately, this didn't fix the problem and I continued to have problems. I returned the system yet again for a week or so. They tested it (with their HD and fresh install of vista) and said they didnt have any problems.

I picked the system up and used it without problems for around a week or so when the problems started to occur yet again. At the moment the system is freezing, freezing with a strange pattern on the screen (see attached jpgs) (looping audio), restarting, blue-screening (ecache.sys, IRQL not less or equal to, etc). It freezes during vista loading but sometimes makes it to the main OS environment.

I've tried reinstalling vista on a different drive and get exactly the same problems. It freezes and restarts during vista setup so... Read more

A:System is freezing, restarting, blue-screening, freezing with strange pattern

Hi I,m Baz a new member here! i have a similar problem same blue screeen so i don't know if the people who will help you can also help me at the same time or do i need to start a new thread somewhere else!
some please get in touch to help us both! cheers Baz good luck mate!

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Hi there!
I have a usb soundcard which worked perfectly a while ago, but since some time this strange bug is causing trouble. Sound suddenly stops, and the VU meter in control panel stays at the same position - as if the sampling point of audio is stuck. Problem is
temporarily solved by disabling then re-enabling the soundcard.
I tried looking in the logbooks for relating events but I can't find any event which may cause this, as there is nothing happening at the same time as an audio freeze - or there must be a big delay of writing events to logbook.
I don't know what kind of data you need to help me solve this, but I'm happy to supply it!

Thanks in advance :)

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I dont knwo what the deal is.. other than the fact I gave gateway a chance when I knew Id regret it**

I have a Gateway FX Notebook
4 gigs of ram
Nvidia 9800 gts video card.. the works..

When I first got this sytem it ran great.. until the hard drive magically died about 8 months later.. so I installed 2 new 500 gig hard drives, instaleld windows and all the drivers.. and for some reason.. when ever I go to use INternet explorer.. it takes frever to load, and like freezes .. wont let mem click on anything.. so i wait.. and wait.. finally it lets me click on something and it tries loading like 10 things at once.. then freezes.. stalls again.. page scross and sticks...until the nex30 seond to min wait load and freeze..

Ive tried reinstalling windows, updates.. the whole nine yards.. and the damn ie explorer still persists to run like a 100 lb bag of bricks dragged behind a moped... and Im about to toss this thing in the toilet.. and flush 3 times rinse and repeat with a oveern baked infally....

Any help would be greatly appreciated... I looked for the avg ( issue I seen posted ) i dont have it on here.. also couldnt find anything about zone alarms either.. so Im up a creek in a sinking blow up raft.


A:INternet Explorer.. Freezing..chopping..stalling..smudgingg.. and freezing some more

Have you tried scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot Search & Destroy?

Once I had the same problem with IE6 (lol) and Mozilla FF and turned to be a malware...

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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.


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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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.


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 could do with some advice, I think.

Some basics first:

Dell Inspiron 1525 with 3GB RAM, running Vista

Recently I've had problems where my laptop has frozen during normal operation - nothing fancy, just surfing etc. It sometimes doesn't shut down properly either.

I have been using the radialpoint safecare software that Virgin Media supply in the UK as part of their broadband package. For a few months now the anti spy and anti virus s/w have failed to load, so I have relied on MSE. As I say, some problems have started to appear.

MSE told me that on 15/11/2010 i had a trojandownloader which was removed.

Some pals advised I would be better trying Malwarebytes or Avast. I tried the former and on scanning it stuck while looking at wklnhst.dat (something to do wth MS Works I think). I had to power off and on. It did a chkdsk which came up with a number of actions that looked like it was trying to fix something (sorry). I rand MBAM again and it got further then froze while looking at msvcr80.dll.

Power off/on again.

OK, then I tried avast, which seemed to get about 38% through then froze.
Power off/on again.

SOmeone suggested rkill would kill any trojan processes that might be causing a problem - t did knock off a couple of things (one by sun and another by ms). Malwarebytes again - crashed as before.

Struggling now!

Welcome any advice at all.


A:Vista not closing properly/freezing - Malwarebytes/Avast freezing

Can you try running MBAM in Safe Mode?

You can get to safe mode via hitting F8 just after the BIOS Post screen/Dell Splash Logo.

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Issue: Computer started freezing after a complete factory recovery.

Gateway GT5405E Refurbished
2.8 GHz Intel Pentium D Processor 820
2 Gigs of Ram
Vista Home Premium 32bit

Ok so the computer started freezing after a factory recovery I had Dualboot of Vista HP 32bit and Ubuntu 10.04. Well I decided I didn't want Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer anymore so I went to Google and downloaded EasyBCD to rewrite the bootloader. After the rewrite I restarted the computer let the computer load up restarted the computer and put in the recovery disc. I did a Factory Recovery as I said. Well after that I noticed I don't see Gateway Splash screen where it says hit F1 F2 or whatever to enter setup. Didn't really pay any attention to that so I'm on my computer after the recovery and went away to do something. I came back to my computer after how ever long and noticed the computer was frozen. Well at least the keyboard of mouse would not work.

Keyboard is PS/2
Mouse is USB

(I knew keyboard wasn't working because when I pressed num lock the light just stayed on)

So after a hard restart in which HDD check didn't come up but it did give the windows didn't shutdown correct screen and gave a choice between normal or safe mode. Anyway I did some looking 3 days straight found out turn off screen saver and screen turning off in power settings. So I did well the problem seemed to go away. Or at least it seemed like it did. I just wasn't leaving the computer idle for longer than 15 mi... Read more

A:Freezing, White Screen, Idles Causing Freezing

I don't think this is a blue screen of death problem, but hey it sucks to have a broken computer. Defragment the computer. load any CDs that came with your hardware. Did u update everything? (drivers and anything else that can be updated, just for updating sake). And just to be thorough, did u install any other software before it started freezing? Make sure your hard drive is not completely full. Test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic just by typing it into search. I've read where it was recommended to turn off any IM service as it lowers security and slows down the system. As well, make sure you don't have a lot of things running at once, and make sure you don't have too many items running at startup. Windows defender > tools > startup programs (do this before installing new anti-virus protection, as that turns defender off. If u need to, temporarily turn defender back on just to list the startup programs), and see if too many programs are loading early and if you even want them to load at all. too many currently running and startup programs can slow down your system.

Check if you have a virus. If you don't have an anti-virus, recommend Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Check and make sure device manager does not list any non-updated drivers. If your computer cannot handle some aspects of vista like its theme, high display settings, and windows features that take up a lot of resources, turn as much as you can off so that they do not slow yo... Read more

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Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd

Thanks in advance :)

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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.


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


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 .

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I'm hoping for a bit of help and advice on this issue before I go taking anything apart or delving into the insides of my laptop or taking it to a repair shop.
When I turn the laptop on I get the Acer screen and then the top left quarter of the screen goes black and the whole thing freezes (see the attachment). However when I plug the laptop into my TV screen via HDMI it's absolutely fine and starts up no problem. Even when I take the cable out once it has started up it works fine on just the laptop screen but it's something about the start-up that makes it freeze. I also shut it down, unplugged the HDMI and started it up again on just the laptop and it worked fine again so really confused about what is going on.
Has anyone come across something like this before? I've attached my computer specs below too.

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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.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:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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Ok my friend's computer is exhibiting the symptoms as I've described in the title.

Basically it's freezing whenever you seem to be doing anything thats a little bit more system intensive than just sitting idle. Opening webpages, viewing video in full screen etc.

You restart it and it's like frozen with just the blue desktop and an egg timer on the screen.

I think this is obviously a heat issue because if you leave it a while after it's frozen and then start it up it's back to normal.

Thing is I've only jsut been able to start taking a look at it and he's been using it all the while and I think it's at a point now where some damage has been done as he says it's basically unusable now (after telling him to leave it well alone until I can look at it)

CPU is overheating...?

Graphics wouldn't cause this much of a hoo haa would it? He does have a spare card that I can fit to see if it helps....

I'm getting some compressed air in the post soon so I'll give everything a blast (seemed to help before) but do you think it's worth taking the heatsink and fan off and reapplying thermal paste etc?

Am I totally off base here? - is it possibly nothing to do with heat?

Thanks in advance guys!

A:Freezing when doing anything and then freezing on startup when reset getting worse..

It does sound like a heat issue and a malfunctioning/overheating graphics card can certainly cause these issues.

Are the issues still occuring?

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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Hi all,

This is my first post and I am so thankful I found this forum!
My laptop, in the past 2-3 days, has been freezing up. I have not downloaded anything in that timeframe.
At first it was when there was no activity for a while and the screen would just go black and I would have to manually restart the pc. Now, the freezing is more regular.and it freezes without going black but still I have to manually restart. I have F-Secure virus, updated, and during a full scan it freezes. I downloaded Malwarebytes and it also freezes in full scan.
I believe they are both freezing in the same spot: c:windows/winsxs/x86_security-malware-windows-defender...
I tried to target scan just that area and it freezes.

I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and this is what it found:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1648
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
13/01/2009 8:01:49 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-13 (08-01-49).txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 48419
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 3 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CUR... Read more

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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I ran malware bytes, no viruses. Viruses are out of the picture, this exact problem was had like a few weeks ago, and Bestbuy took it in, and the ram apparently was broken, so they fixed it and gave me it back. Now the same problem is occuring. after I hit desktop, a few minutes later, my PC freezes. Like sound just keeps going, like in music, but the video freezes, mouse freezes, and any or all action ceases. I have to hit boot button on my case. Please help me. It wasn't doing this earlier, but now it started up badly.

A:PC was freezing, replaced RAM, fixed, now freezing again..

Is it still under warranty? If so I would take it back to Best Buy, Where you had it fixed before.

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During the last few days..maybe a little longer, my computer has been sluggish or just plain slow! I'm having a problem with programs and IE or Firefox freezing as well. AVG was run in safe mode and there wasn't much there. Plus it didn't help the problem any. I recently reformatted and reinstalled XP on this system due to a bad virus. None of the anti-virus programs I ran afterward found any problems. Now tho, I can't run TrendMicro Housecall online. It gets to the point of saying it's opening the program and it just runs and runs with no progress. CWShredder found nothing during it's scan. As far as I can guess, it's either a virus somewhere that I havent found or some program hogging serious resources. I'd appreciate any help!

A:Serious lagging..Programs freezing, IE freezing

Lets take a look Welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'S... Read more

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My HP Pavilion G70 while workin on the internet for around 20min will freeze and a window will pop up that says "page has become unresponsive would you like to kill it or wait"Then I have to shutdown and restart to proceed, what could be the problem and how do i fix it?

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everytime I type info into java boxes (like search engines) and hit enter or the search button after, my browser freezes for a minute then recovers giving me the results. Its rather anoying. I've tried reinstalling IE6 but doesn't help and not being able to uninstall it doesn't help either. Help

Win 98SE
AMD 1.4 athlon

A:IE6 problems with freezing


I think you'd do well by first going to tools/internet options/content, and clear your autocomplete cache by clearing forms and passwords.

Tell us what happens.

Good luck,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466882 MB, Free - 366939 MB; D: Total - 10056 MB, Free - 4521 MB;
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled
My computer keeps freezing up and I am not smart,
Face Book is a prblem too in this way,

A:Freezing problems

Hi, download Security Check by screen317 from.

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista or Win 7 - right click the icon - run as Administrator
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
Click on the Download Now button and save it to your desktop.

NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.

Close any browsers that may be open - double click on the ADWCleaner icon on your desktop

Click on the Scan button.
Let it scan your Pc - when that is done click on the Report button.
Copy and Paste it into your next post.

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My (nearly) 6 year old PC is having some problems.

ASUS A7N8X 2.0 Deluxe
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1.5Gb DDR-333 RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 pro
Windows XP SP3
Generic 'winpower' 600W PSU some bozo chose and installed when the old 360W one (that had worked for almost 5 years) stopped working.

This computer freezes during boot up in various places 3 or 4 times before it manages to boot windows. In windows, the computer may freeze quite often, but less often than in boot up stage.

Also, sometimes after pressing reset, the CPUs clock speed is halved from 2200mhz to 1100mhz and the RAMs speed reduced from 166mhz dual channel mode to 100mhz. Once even the setting that produces an image instead of the boot.. um stuff became enabled. By itself.

Things I have tried:

RAM - I have ran memtest86+ 2.01 which found no errors

Graphics Card - Played Half Life 2 on meidum-high and UT3beta demo on Low for a few hours to see how the GPU copes, it coped fine running fairly recent Catalyst 7.8 drivers (I read these suited my older card better more than the more recent driver optimized for newer cards). This was the most fun part of trying to 'diagnose' my PC.

Boot Sector - Thinking part of the problem might be a boot sector virus. I ran the 'fixmbr' command after booting from the Windows CD, however a message appeared advising CAUTION because I had a non-standard or invalid Master boot record and that partitions may get damaged if I proceeded, so I said... Read more

A:Freezing problems

Have you run a full harddrive diagnostic? If not, go to your harddrive manufacturer's website and download their free utility. Run both S.M.A.R.T. and Long tests, especially the Long.

I am wondering if your PSU is unstable. For $20 you can get a nice Craftsman Digital multimeter to test your PSU to see if it is delivering correctly. I purchased on and it works well.

If you don't want to go with a multimeter this is very nice and it measures so many types of connections: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=360903&prodlist=celebros

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Hey people.... I've recently came into this problem.... My laptop (Lenovo b750, win7) has decided it wants to freeze when the system boots....

I've reset winsock, defragged, restored to a previous date, checked discs even opened it up and cleaned it thoroughly.... Still wont stop freezing.

To note it won't let me Ctrl alt del either I get 'failure to display security and shut down options', Any suggestions on what else I can do? Or any ideas on what's up?

A:Freezing problems

Also it works perfectly fine when in safe mode.

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Lately, my computer has been freezing and crashing in different forms so much lately. It can be as bad as 5-6 times in an hour. What happens is, whenever I'm doing something, as simple as listening to music, my computer has a tendency to crash in two forms.

1.) The sounds stutters, and the screen freezes. At that point I have to restart by pressing the button on the computer

2.) My monitor goes black, as if my computer is shutting off. I have to restart from there too.

But when the computer is just sitting there on the desktop, with no one using it, the computer never freezes.

And the computer seems to freeze automatically when I play more power hungry games such as Oblivion or Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. I get no error messages for any of this.

A:Freezing problems in XP

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Which version of XP & which service pack?
RIGHT click "my computer".
Left click "properties".

What is your computer skill level?

This might be hardware related.

Boot to safe mode by tapping the F8 key once a second during the boot process. At the boot menu, use the up / down arrow keys on your keyboard to select / highlight "safe mode".
Press "enter"
Sign in.

Play a music CD.
Report the results.

Boot to normal mode.
To to the web site of your computer manufacturer, or to the manufacturer of your PC's sound card. Look for updated drivers.

Does your computer have a floppy disk drive?

Check the event viewer for error messages.
start > run
delete contents of long, skinny, white box
type: eventvwr.exe
Click "ok"
Maximize screen
On the left, left click "applications"
On the right, RIGHT click on an error
Left click the double sheet of paper icon.
That will copy the information to your clipboard.
Return to this thread.
Right click in the composition area or your reply.
Left click "paste".

Repeat for "system".

Useful information may be in a minidump


To configure your system to create & save minidumps:
1.Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2.Click the Advanced tab, and then under Startup and Recovery, click Settings (or Startup and Recovery). 3.Under System Failure, click... Read more

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