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Computer is freezing A LOT!

Q: Computer is freezing A LOT!

After (Moderator) Boopme slaved away for days helping me to disinfect my computer, s/he has sent me here for further help. Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/271009/cpu-freezes-crashes-ie-no-longer-works-wireless-network-drops-frequently/ ~ OB I read that I was to zip the "Attach" file so I did. Then I attached everything from the "Preperation Guide For Use Before...." If someone can help me even close to as well as Boopme did, I would be incredibly grateful. In advance,Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Computer is freezing A LOT!

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A: Computer is freezing A LOT!

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.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
.
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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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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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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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer freezing every other day

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

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I am fairly knowledable with computers, but am having a bit of a problem. I built myself a computer a few years back. It is something like a 900Mhz AMD and it has more than 512mb of RAM. ANyway, for a long time now, it has been freezing while I am working on it. I just went through and cleaned the whole thing. I formatted the drive and installed a fresh copy of windows xp.

After doing this, it is still freezing, so I pretty much know it is hardware related. Sometimes when I start my computer, the colors are SOOOO messed up. It is so bad, to the point that nothing is readable. The only way I can fix this is holding the button and forcing a shut down. Usually the second time it boots, it comes up fine. It still freezes though. Last night it froze on me 3 times in 45 minutes. This was when I was doing random things, and there doesn't seem to be any correlation with what I'm running for programs, time of day, etc.

My question is, is there a good cheap (or free) program out there that will somehow check your hardware and see if there is any malfuction with it? My guess is something is wrong with either my memory or my video card that might be causing the freez ups. I just would like to know before I buy new parts, replace them and find out it didn't fix a thing. Thanks in advance for any help. It is much appreciated!!
 

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Memtest86 will test your memory.
Everest Will allow you to monitor system temps, and identify all your hardware.
Most logical suspects in these cases are
1) overheating - blow out case, make sure all fans are running, try running with the side off
2) failing memory - run memtest86
3) failing PSU
4) blown or leaking capacitors on motherboard.
 

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My computer keeps freezing, usually after its been on for about 10-20 minutes.
I don't really know what else you need to analyse the problem, so I'm hoping you guys can ask the questions

Thanks!

When It's freezing, nothing works. Not Task manager, can't log out or anything.

A:My computer keeps freezing.

well. this could be SEVERAL reasons. hardware and software. if you have RECENTLY added new hardware. try disconecting it and then see if computer locks up. if not i would say if you do not have antivirus to download avg free version and do COMPLETE scan. maybe try combofix.
if this is a hardware issue. anything could be the problem.
please post more reasons to this. thanks

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

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Hi, for some reason my computer always freezes for like 5 or more seconds at certain times. I don't know the reason for this, whether i have a virus or whatever but i just want to see if i got any unwanted programs on my computer and i would like to ask if any of the files in my hijackthis log i should get rid off to stop this lag or if it's unneeded.

Please can you tell me what files i got below which aren't needed.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:18:07, on 21/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\RunMotive.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\WinPop\winpop.exe
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I'm having a terrible time with my computer freezing up on me. I'll be in the middle of doing something and then it just freezes up and I can't do anything. I'm not able to switch to any other windows I have open. I do a "ctrl, alt, delete", go to the task manager and try to end the programs, and it tells me that the program is not responding. It takes several times of trying to end the program before they actually close. I then have to restart my computer before it works again. It'll work for a little while, but then it does it again. This is getting very frustrating. How can I resolve this issue?
 

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Hi I am new to this forum and computers in general. I just bought my computer about a year ago and it came with a 80 gig hard drive and windows xp. It has worked fine up until about 2 months ago when it seem to start moving slower and freezing up every now and then. Sometimes after leaving it on for a day or more it will just start going crazy where the screen starts flashing and the tool bar will be at the top of the screen. Well all that has been bad but I have still been able to cope with it just by turning it off and back on whenever it would freeze or go crazy. But within the last week the mouse pointer doesnt act right. Right when I start the computer the pointer will follow as i move the mouse but freeze along its path so the pointer on the screen freezez as i keep moving the mouse and after a second or to it jumps to where the mouse would have it had it not have frozen. It gradually gets worse until eventually after an hour or two the mouse pointer just freezes completely or disappears so I cant use my computer. I have to restart my computer and start all over but sometimes even after I restart my computer the mouse pointer starts of frozen so I may have to restart it three times before I get to where I can move my mouse again. I thought it could be a virus or spyware so I finnally got the free versions of adaware and norton antivirus. I ran them they found some spyware and viruses and got rid of them but it still continues to behave the same. I did get t... Read more

A:Computer freezing?

You may still have some malware on your PC - have a look here:-

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html

This is a good reg cleaner - run it on auto and use your delete key to clear the debris

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Reg...regseeker.html

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

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

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my computer randomly freezes, no blue screen. it sometimes randomly restarts. it doesnt seem to freeze when im not doing anything on it. ive downloaded multiple virus scaners, CCleaner/HijackThis/Search And Destroy. But it still happens. i have 1gb and 75% of it is free'd space on my C drive. D drive is even more free space. HELP MEEEE

A:my computer keeps freezing

Instead of continuing to agonise over it go here and let our experts examine your system. They should be able to get you back on track. Make sure you follow all the instructions given.

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Attempting to fix my mom's laptop and hoping you guys can help. Not getting any error messages or anything but all of a sudden her computer started running slow and now it keeps freezing up. Running in SafeMode right now as it's the only way to get anything done without it locking up.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Dawns PC at 11:21:58 on 2012-01-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3002.2220 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {86971480-9989-6750-B122-681A86518D59}
SP: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {3DF6F564-BFB3-68DE-8B92-5368FDD6C7E4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2011 *Disabled* {BEAC95A5-D3E6-6608-9A7D-C12F7882CA22}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Computer keeps freezing up

Hi,

Welcome to TSF.
I'm K27 and I am currently reviewing your log.

Please DO NOT run any scans/tools/fixes on your own as this will conflict with the tools we are going to use.

Please Print or Save to Notepad all instructions and please follow them carefully and if there's something you don't understand or that will not work please let me know and we will go through it together.

Please DO NOT use this system for anything apart from visiting this forum and other sites I direct you too, as this will only make the cleanup process all the more difficult.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed. This is to free up my time so as to continue to help others. If you need longer to reply, then that is fine, but please to let me know.
If you need to run the following tool in Safemode, please do.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them ... Read more

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Hi guys,

I've reposted here after seeing a request from one of you to a guy who has what appears to be the same problem.

on my last system scan I detected 2 pieces of malware and Malware bytes registered as successfully removing them. Please see below.
Files Infected:
c:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\installer\{dd8408e9-9421-484f-979d-db6361e3e828}\icondd8408e95.txt (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\USER\downloads\ourbabymaker.exe (Adware.FunWeb) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Following removal, the computer is now virtually unworkable. It works correctly for about 90secs then freezes and all programs report as 'non responding'. They do not respond over time.

DDS log is below and attached, GMER scan uncovered no hidden items.
Integrity report confirms all fine.

Any help appreciated.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Run by USER at 12:44:23.38 on 10/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.4093.3146 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
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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.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hi Chevy and to all of you.

I have been experiencing a maddening problem of my computer constantly freezing while online. I operate Windows ME and use IE. My email is with Yahoo, but the problem is not confined just to them. In fact this is my third attempt to type this because of the problem.

Guys, I have no idea where to begin to look for the problem and probably wouldn't recognize it even if I could.

Has anyone asked about this before. I would take the time to read all the posts here but... Frozen!

Help... I'm begging you!!

Thanks

Mike

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Hello and Welcome to TSF

Its possible your system is infected with some malware/spyware.

Scan your pc with 2 of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.
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Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploi... Read more

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I recently (last 2 months) has to buy a new power supply for my computer. Upon installation I added a SATA HDD I thought was bad. I was able to get it to format and decided to use it for extra storage for my music and video files. I have a ton of VHS tapes to convert. About 2 days later when running limewire I noticed it kept freezing after 15-20 min. The only way to unlock it was to restart from the front of the case. At first I thought it was just videos that were causing it ti freeze but tried to download music and it then did the same. At first I thought it might be the HDD since I has problems in the past with it but I then used my good drive for the download location and it did the same.
My computer specs are:
ABIT AI7 mobo
P4 2.6 processor
1.5 gig corsair Ram
Radeon 7000 Prowler AGP card
Soundblaster Live! 24 bit
KWorld PCI video capture card
Memorex double layer DVD/Rom
Dynex CD/Rom
Maxtor IDE 280 Gig HDD (Primary)
WD 250 Gig SATA HDD (Slave)
Antec 550 W power supply
Any ideas to get me out of this frustrating mess? Also I get no audio when trying to capture video from my VHS tapes. If it comes from the HDD it is no problem.
 

A:My computer keeps freezing

oh no you said the "L" word.

You may have got yourself infected with something from using limewire. I would start off by going here and following the directions exactly as they are stated. In the end post your HJT log and someone should be able to read it and see if you got rid of all the nasties in there.
 

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I just built a new computer for my dad and its all messed up. I put everything together fine, I've built a several computers so I know what i'm doing for the most part. Any way, I plugged it in and started it up and it seemed to be working fine, I went into the BIOS and loaded the Fail-Safe Defaults and then restarted...I put the Windows XP Pro disc in and let it boot from CD. But it keeps freezing up in different places, sometimes into doens't even boot from the CD...other times it freezes at the Windows is Inspecting your Hardware Configuration... or the blue screen actually comes up and it starts to load some of the files for XP and then freezes there. I've tried just about everything and I can't seem to get it to load. I even put the XP disc in his old computer to see if maybe the CD was bad and it ran fine on that...any help would be appreciated.
 

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I've been having a few problems intermittently... some mornings I wake up to find I can open a browser but cannot connect to the internet. uTorrent has been running all night (with PeerBlock).

I tried installing Adobe's LightRoom 3 recently, and my computer just froze each time I opened the program.

Prior to all of that, I installed a new USB keyboard (iHome) and had driver issues which caused blue screens. I managed to resolve this by getting new drivers directly from their website.

One other thing... every time I shut down or restart my computer, IntelHCTAgent.exe fails to close and I have to "end now".

Below are the requested logs. Thanks in advance for your help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:49:23 AM, on 11/22/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
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Hi there. I've been having problems when I'm browsing on the internet. Sometimes it constantly freezes and I'm having to do ctr+alt+del all the time. This has been going on for the past couple of weeks and was working fine before that. I have a feeling it could be virus related but I'm not sure. Can anyone help?
 

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Recently I have been getting way more pop ups than usual. My laptop has frozen on several occasions and is slower to start up.

I followed the instructions and downloaded hjt. Here is my log and I appreciate your help: ^_^

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:01:44 PM, on 1/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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I've had the 2006 Windows Vista and I'm having a lot of problems with it freezing up. I use the alt/control/delete buttons and wait and nothing happens, so I have to manually shut it down and start over. Get signed in and it happens again. I have internet thru Verizon but its not the fast speed one. What can I do to stop the freezing up all the time? I regularly do malware, adware cleaner and super antispyware programs and I still have problems. any suggestions?
 

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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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My computer keeps freezing when i try to watch any kinda video, any on the internet or videos on ma pc?? it freezes the program but sometimes in a rare occasion, playin videos work....
 

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Hi, I've been having freezing issues with my computer lately. It seems to freeze on certain websites I visit and is now almost always freezing when I watch videos from Youtube and similar video sharing websites. Am I infected? Please help

A:My computer keeps freezing! Please help!

Which browser is misbehaving?  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 pla... Read more

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My computer keeps freezing, I have no clue why. It's the first time it started doing this. Im trying to install xp and openSUSE. When I got xp installed, it just started freezing. Please help asap. Thanks =)
 

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For a couple of months my computer randomly freezes. It goes days or even weeks without freezing, then will freeze several times in one day. It's really frustrating. I've sweeped the computer for viruses and spyware, but there doesn't seem to be a problem.

Any ideas why it's freezing?
 

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Hey guys, my computer has recently started to freeze quite a bit.
It is mostly when i have a few programs running at once, but I dont see why this is a problem. I have 512 mb of RAM installed... on average when my computer freezes my ram defragmentor in my desktop tray says i have over 300 Mb free.
I have also tried reinstalling my graphics card and drivers, as i had a similar problem before and that's what fixed it, but no dice this time.
Any ideas?

Running athlon 3100+, geforce 4 mx 440 card, 512 mb ram, seagate 40 gb drive

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A:computer freezing

can somebody please help me...
 

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Hi, I recently joined this community, so if I do something wrong, don't be afraid to correct me.

Anyway, it's been two weeks now and my computer constantly freezes at random times. I don't think it has anything to do with overheating issues, because it still freezes with only ONE application. I've looked at event logs and can't seem to find anything that is of relevance to overheating. I can post up my event logs if anyone is curious. I'm not sure if has anything to do with hardware. I updated my graphics drivers, but it still keeps freezing. I'm stuck in a rut.

I would greatly appreciate any information that could help me with this issue.

Here are my specs:
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227255 MB, Free - 66913 MB; D: Total - 11217 MB, Free - 4528 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, P-6831FX, 1234567, 1015088R75200469KS00
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:My Computer Keeps Freezing!

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i turn the laptop on and it goes to the desktop fine and then i try to click on anything there, it just freezes up i guess. it wont go past the desk top in the last 4 hrs, whats going on here guys, dont know much about a puter, but i have never seen this !! where do i start to try to fix this problem, thanks alot (Moderator edit and note: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

A:computer freezing up, please help!!!

Hi kennyb3030.

What's your operating system?

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I booted my computer the other day, and to my surprise, a few minutes after it started it froze. As in, the mouse wouldn't move and the keyboard wouldn't (ctrl + alt + delete). And also the countdown for windows update froze. So the whole computer just stopped processing.

I turned it off and booted it back up, and the fans started, but didn't stop, when they usually stop after about 5 seconds, so I knew I had a problem. I turned it back off and back on and it froze this time on the loading screen.

Turned it off and on once more and it booted normally, I ran a virus check and it was all clear. Then it just froze again? I'm sensing a hardware issue :/?

Any ideas?

Joe

A:Computer freezing

Hi try testing your ram and harddrive
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...jBEyKQM0EPEeZg
Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums
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I have had an issue with my computer freezing. I reinstalled Windows yesterday. All seems to be running well. However, when I try to burn a CD the computer hangs halfway through. The software is compatible so I don't expect this to be the problem.

I don't appear to have any viruses or other issues.

Could this be a problem with my power supply? I though a dying power supply would cause a reboot, not a hang.

Windows XP Pro
Athlon XP 1900
2x 512MB DDR Ram
180 GB HDD
250 GB HDD
24x Burner
DVD Burner
DVD Drive
Enermax 450W PS

Thanks all.
 

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