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Q: Computer keeps freezing up

My lap top keeps freezing up no matter what I try. When I try to do a Virus Scan it freezes in the middle of the scan. When I try Spyware scans or scans with Windows Defender it also freezes.
I have reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and it even got stuck during the reinstallation.

If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated.

Steve C.

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Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing up

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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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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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.


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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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Hi,
 
For the last few weeks my computer has been slowing down almost to a halt by having just 4-5 tabs open on Chrome and even with Maxthon Cloud Browser that was recently added.  I have done everything I know about cleaning and scanning for malware and viruses but nothing seems to work.  Nothing was found.  I have used rogue killer, AdwCleaner, and it found something in Firefox but it could not be removed successfully, so I decided to uninstall Firefox and that was removed.  But even that has not improved the performance.  Every couple of hours  of working online, the laptop just freezes and the CPU goes to 100% and nothing can be done.  Even the Windows Task Manager freezes and takes minutes to open and then even when it opens, I cannot do anything.  I usually shut down and restart because it is really useless.
 
If I go to yahoo news, it just slows to such an extend that my typing is displayed few seconds after typing.  The fan kicks in and its humming sound continues until I turn it off.
 
I have XP Windows, using Chrome and Maxthon Browser, even added Add Blocker to Chrome but that has not resolved the issue.   Microsoft essentials would no longer update and would freeze so I had it uninstalled.  I wanted to reinstall MS Essentials again, but MS no longer supports XP so that was not possible.  Currently I have Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Iobit ASC, CCleaner, JRT, an... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing with CPU at 100%

I don't know if it'll help, but it's best to remove IObit ASC, if you've ran it, it may be the root of your issues. These all-in-one cleaning "utilities" often does more harm than good & BC Fourms doesn't recommend the use of such software. Nor do I.
 
Furthermore, there are still many of us who remembers the issue between IObit & Malwarebytes a few years back, if you want to know more, Google search "what did IObit do to Malwarebytes" w/out the quotes & you'll see. I wouldn't place any of their software on my computer, no matter what.
 
So what are you using for a regular AV? Some of the choices you mentioned having are good, especially the first two, but you need an AV installed on your computer. It is good that JRT & AdwCleaner didn't find anything, but keep in mind that these aren't "fix all" tools for everything.
 
My guess is that if ASC didn't mess up something, then you may have an scvhost.exe process that's hogging up all of your CPU. Narrowing it down can be tricky, Have you tried running System Explorer? You can run a security scan & check all of your running files/processes.
 
http://systemexplorer.net/
 
This is a start, hopefully other members will chip in. I have seen these things go away on it's own,
 
And one last thing. turn OFF Automatic Updates for Windows, totally off & reboot. If it's the cause of the scvhost.exe spike, you'll know it's fixed.
 
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Hi I have many issues with my computer such as freezing, programs not launching (Especially AV), and many antivirus programs not scanning in safe mode, I have used every scan, antivirus and most of the people's recommendations in this forums and after not being able to get rid of the problem, I have come to the conclusion after running bootkit remover that I think it's a boot kit. When I run bootkit remover after the scan i get that it is "Unknown Boot Code" so I scan with MBRCheck and I get this log:

MBRCheck, version 1.2.3
© 2010, AD

Command-line:
Windows Version: Windows XP Professional
Windows Information: Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Logical Drives Mask: 0x0000007c

Kernel Drivers (total 127):
0x804D7000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
0x806E5000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\hal.dll
0xB85A8000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\KDCOM.DLL
0xB84B8000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\BOOTVID.dll
0xB7F79000 ACPI.sys
0xB85AA000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
0xB8328000 Partizan.sys
0xB7F68000 pci.sys
0xB80A8000 isapnp.sys
0xB80B8000 ohci1394.sys
0xB80C8000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\DRIVERS\1394BUS.SYS
0xB8670000 pciide.sys
0xB8330000 \WINDOWS.0\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
0xB85AC000 intelide.sys
0xB80D8000 MountMgr.sys
0xB7F49000 ftdisk.sys
0xB85AE000 dmload.sys
0xB7F23000 dmio.sys
0xB84BC000 ACPIEC.sys
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A:Computer Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.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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My computer keeps freezing up, I have windows xp with service pack 2. I have 256MB of ram and a 1.33ghz processor. I have no clue what is wrong with my computer. Every time i turn it on it freezes up after about 10 to 15 of it being on. I have to restart it manually every time. There is no thing in particular that I run when it freezes up. It freezes up when I am in the middle of playing a game or if I am just writing an email and sometimes it freezes up before it evens boots all the way. What could be causing this problem? Should i get more ram?
 

A:Help my computer keeps freezing

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Sorry if i have not posted this in the correct place. I have a samsung laptop with windows xp. In the last couple of days my computer has frozen twice, I have been watching a video online and it freezes and i get this buzzing sound coming from my laptop. What is wrong?

A:Computer keeps freezing

The first thing to check for is overheating. If you need a recommendation of software for doing that....Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
Best to check temps after comp has been in use at least an hour or more or while playing a video.

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I have a HP dv6500 laptop. When I am online whether I use firefox or google chrome. My page stops responding. The cursor just goes around and around and the computer will not do anything. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer. This happens after about 10 mins or so of being online.
 

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Recently built a new PC with a friend. It runs like a beast but I have been having some issues. It has frozen about 5 times since I got it last week. The freezes happened at various times. Once right before booting up a game, once right after exiting a game, once while in a game, and once while loading firefox. I thought it might be the RAM so I checked the BIOS and changed the RAM timings to default. I also ran memtest for a few hours and it found no errors. After changing the timings I had no freezes for about 3 days, but earlier this afternoon I froze right after booting up when loading firefox again. They are the kind of freezes where I must do a hard reset by holding down the power button.

Possibly related, there are some problems with at least 2 USB ports. I have a wireless mouse/keyboard and USB WiFi adapter. Sometimes the mouse will start lagging. When this happens, the internet speed nearly dies. (In other words, mouse lagging and drop in internet speed happens at the same time). It will take several minutes to load a website. The problem will go away on its own eventually, or right away if I reboot.

Any suggestions on what I can do?

Intel i7 2600K (not overclocked)
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67
Radeon 6870 x2
G.SKILL Sniper Series (4 x 4GB) 1866 (PC3 14900)
Windows 7 64-bit of course
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Su... Read more

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Hi i am really getting frustrated with this as i have done literally everything to fix this problem but it wont work.Anyways what the issue is,my computer will freeze when i try to download games or play them(Browsing the internet seems fine but if i watch videos it will freeze in like 5-10 minutes as well as playing or downloading games),it will freeze on the image of what i was doing at the time it froze(no black or blue screens)and the mouse and keyboard will be unresponsive also when i have the volume up sometimes(not all the time) a buzzing noise will come out of it.i took my computer into the shop a couple days ago and when i took it in they said it was probably a hard disk issue, but after they tested everything they told me it was the power supply so i went out and got a new one but still no luck,so i even did a reinstall of windows 10 and that didn't work either, and also i got a new graphics card even before taking it into the shop so honestly i have no idea what the issue is. I'm honestly at a loss and this is just frustrating me but here are my specs(taken from speccy)

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

CPU:AMD FX-4300 Vishera 32nm Technology

RAM: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M LX3 (AM3R2)

Graphics: K242HQL ([email protected]) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (ZOTAC International)

Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 ATA Device (SATA)

Optical Drives:HL-DT-ST DVDRAM ... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

The support page for your motherboard does not have asus probe for win10 SO we will probably have to use something like hwmonitor to check temps and voltages. Download hwmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Once installed, run something that will stress the system ie prime95 or IBT. Have hwmonitor running while you do the stress test. Post a screenshot showing hwm both under a no load condition and after running prime95 for at least 5 min.
 

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My computer periodically freezes up, and I have to manually turn it off and back on again.

It wasn't a major problem before, but lately it's been freezing a lot, and now it's getting annoying. I need to figure out what's making it freeze, and how to solve the problem.

My specs:
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Processor: AMD Sempron Processor 3300+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz, SSE3 Support
Memory: 2GB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c as of April 2009
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 (ForceWare Version 186.18)
Sound: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
 

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Hi, i just reformated my computer and installed xp sp2 and my screen still freezes up randomly, i cant see the mouse pointer and i cant load the task manager too evrything freezes up... anyone kind enough to help me out? Thanks in advance.

A:COMPUTER FREEZING UP, Please help...

Its either your RAM or you graphics card. If possible, open the computer and remove 1 ram stick. Close the computer, restart and try it again. If the screen still freezes, open the computer and take out the other ram stick (put the old one back in now). Do it this way you'll be able to see which ram stick is damaged.

If that doesn't fix it, try another graphics card in there.

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Hello,

my specs are..

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Nvidia 9800GTX+ (then i tryed another video card and it still froze)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Alright my power supply is an ULT-XF600 (600W) - ULTRA PRODUCT X-FINITY.
Link for more info.. http://xtreview.com/review42.htm

And my voltages in bios are..

Cpu Core: 1.296
DRam Volt: 1.872
Nb Volt: 1.088
+3.3V: 3.376
+12.0V: 12.032
+5v: 5.13
-12v: -4.35
-5v: -5.18
Vbat: 3.25

And my vidoe card is a 9800GTX+ PCI EXPRESS x16. Then i tried a 7600 gt PCI EXPRESS X16. And I have another power supply but its a 400W or 450W and its older.
And my temps in bios are..

CPU Temp: 36C
Sys Temp: 30C


My computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

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

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

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hi, my computer had been slowing up for quite some time and it was freeze and also the dreaded BSOD.

i installed some new RAM and this has certainly helped with the speed as its never been so quick!! no more BSOD either. but it does still like to freeze every now and again. any one have any other solutions???

A:computer freezing!!

Can you provide more information about your system ? motherboard make and model processor, ram, hdd, powersupply all that

When was the last time you actually formatted your hard drive?

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Hey guys, I am having some issues with my computer and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I recently bought and installed Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 and afterwards my computer started freezing.

I don't know if it is because I forgot to remove another anti-spyware program that I was using, so it could be conflicting, not sure. Anyways i tried removing it but it is pointless because my computer freezes as soon as the desktop loads up. I even tried starting my computer up in safe mode by pressing F8, but for some reason that option isn't available on my comp. So I am in a pretty bummed out situation. I just wanted some input first because if I take it into a store they usually charge atleast $90 for a freaking diagnostic.

So any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Computer freezing?

The real concern is Safe Mode not working!

You may acually have Virus/Spyware infection too (seeming you were updating the AntiVirus program)

Option 1
Boot from Windows CD, go to the Recovery Console command prompt
On the command prompt type: rstrui (You might need to change into windows folder ie CD Windows)

Option 2
Remove the HardDrive and scan it in another computer fully (plus back it up)

Option 3
Repair Windows using the Windows CD again (Note: if Virus/Malware present, sometimes this will fail)

Option 4
Just do a clean install of Windows (losing everything presently on your system

Option 5
Take it to a Computer Repair Shop, for them to do all this!
 

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My computer keeps freezing - especially when online and when in AOL. I copied this log file if someone can help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:48 PM, on 10/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\4.2.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1221786652\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Run HijackThis again.

Select Do a system scan only.

Put a check mark behind the following entries:

O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883} - C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gvtl.dll

O2 - BHO: PrimoAdsForYou - {D35DA2A5-1D09-03BB-FE6E-C569BE05CFA0} - C:\Program Files\PrimoAdsForYou\PrimoAdsForYou.dll (file missing)

Click Fix checked.
Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TRCMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221786652\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBKe... Read more

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Hi, I have a Dell Studio 17 with Windows 7 & MSOffice 2010 It is freezing up so I ran it through the gamut over at the virus forum here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524929/dell-studio-17-microsoft-office-2010windows-7-freezing-up-please-help/
 
and they said it's clean and to post here to run further diagnostics. 
 
Please let me know if you can help, thank you.
 
Naomi

A:Computer freezing

Hi .
 
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.
 
Louis

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First, thanks for taking the time to help me out with this problem. Okay so i have a HP laptop with windows Vista on it. The other day it all the sudden froze. So I had to hold the power button to reset it. It booted fine and once it was done I would click on something and it would freeze again. I couldnt even ctrl+alt+delete. I have button reset it multiple times. I then went into safe mode to do a virus and spyware scan and it froze in the middle of that. I have also done a system restor and memory error scan and none of it has worked.

I hope this is enough info.

Thank you
 

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Hello!

I have one problem, which started a while back, and I lost a 40gb hdd because of it... (Not big I know .. )

Basically, my computer freezes every now and then, whenever it feels like, or in which I believe the problem to be, my pc is using too much memory..

I think, or I thought, I had a problem with my memory, but I have changed both my motherboard and memory, but still the same problem.. I had formatted it a few times before I threw my old 40gb in the bin, but still got the same problem.. I now have two new 60gb hdd's, and still the same problem...

I'm now lost, because I don't know what to do seeing as my last hope was the memory, processor, or motherboard, but all those are brand new, along with the brand new 60gb hdd's....

Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks!
 

A:Computer keeps freezing

Problem solved

Turns out it still was my memory, but I got faulty memory...
 

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(originally i posted this on bf3 forums so im going to paste some of the important stuff ive said)


Its really starting to * me off ever since i started playing dungeon defenders (to pass time by till bf3) i have been getting random and frequent freezes and then there is a really loud and annoying noise playing in my headset ive never had this once and one of the times it bsod'ed why does this keep happening at first i thought it was only while playing that game but now its happening while surfing web

1.my computer case is open and i dont think it should be overheating never had a problem like that for a year

2.i have just done a system wipe and started fresh and its still happening

3.temps check out fine


HELP




sorry i didnt check this forum post today or last night but ill go find my case tonight and close it up but i have been playing all day toady i got about 2 freezes so i took my ram out swapped the slots and put them into the other 2 but 1 year ago i had blue screens for some reason and my ram was in those slots so i put them in the onese they are currently in and they stopped but anyway i put them in the*blue screen ones* and all that did was cause a blue screen so i took some ram from my bros almost identical comp (just not same gpu's) and put them in mine all is good but i got 2 freezes with those so and my bro doesnt ever get freezes so im guessing its not the ram but ill try out that case closed although my temps check out fine...but its... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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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]
.
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}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled* {D17DF357-CFF5-F001-D1C1-FCD21DFE3D... Read more

A:Computer Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.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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Hello, I've been having a problem for quite a while now and thought I would post it here to get some help. My machine has been freezing up frequently (multiple times per day) for many months now. There is no pattern I can detect, except that when a Symantec virus-scan is running doesn't freeze. More recently, in addition to the freezing, Internet explorer has begun to hang - within a minute, it begins to use up 100% of the CPU and stops responding. I've run Spybot, AdAware, and CWshredder regularly to no avail. I have a HP Pavilion laptop running Windows XP Professional with SP2. If you think it will be useful, I can run a Hijack This scan and post the results.
Thanks!
 

A:Computer keeps freezing up!

Go ahead and post the hijackthis, even though it should be clean after running those programs, its better safe than sorry.

Try uninstalling and reinstalling the antivirus since it seems to be the trouble. Could be it's scanning in the background so much it's overheating your laptop. You can try turning off the background scan and instead going with scheduled scan.
 

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Just recently my computer would freeze up on me while playing a video game (WoW). So, I reboot just like any other time. But when I went to turn the computer back on the fan was making a really loud noise that I've never heard before. So, I freaked out and just turned it off and thought maybe my computer was overheated.

I came back to it later that day and it continued to freeze, but when I went to reboot the fan didn't make the same noise it just would reboot like normal. Now every five minutes or so the computer will just freeze without an error message.

I figured I'd try here and see what people thought it could be before I took it to a repair place and shelled out lots of money. I was leaning towards power supply but now I'm just clueless.. any help would be great!

I'm not too great with my PC specs
I have a Dell Dimension 8400
Processor: P4 640 with HT 3.20GHz, 800 FSB
Video Card: 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
Running Windows Xp Home Edition

Any other questions feel free to just ask!
 

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Awhile ago i built a comp for myself. And now i'm building one for my cousin, same components. But for some reason the one i built for him freezes. Can anyone help me trouble shoot this? It doesnt freeze up right away, i had to wait awhile for it to go bad.

Motherboard: Asus p5n-d
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640gb
Graphics Card: Xfx 9800 gt 512mb
PSU: Coolmax 700watts
Vista 64bit

The first signs of the comp freezing was during vista install. I had to keep on reinstalling vista because it freezes during install. But i managed to install vista clean. I tried swapping out components from my computer (because i know my computer works without a problem) but still it freezes. I tried switching the memory sticks to different slots, and doing 1 stick at a time, nothing works. Seems like when i put in 2 memory sticks, it freezes up faster. How would i know if its the memory's problem? or the motherboard? or the cpu? So i can return it and get a replacement.
 

A:Help! my computer keeps on freezing

You got a bad power supply unit. It's from an unreputable brand, cheapo crap, you were lucky that even the one you used for your own worked properly. Get a quality unit from Corsair, OCZ, Enermax, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic. 600 W should be well enough.

This is just a guess, as we haven't really tested anything, but based on that your tried several good-known components from your own rig, it's very probable.
 

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Hello, I am hoping you can help me. Over the past two weeks almost on a daily basis, my comuter either in an idle situation or me working, totally freezes. It reverts to the screen saver with no icons or start symbol appearing at all, so I can't turn it off normally. I have to press the restart button and then it mostly starts again as usual.

I installed and ran WinsockFix and it seemed to be OK for two days, but did it again today. It was idle and I was out of room when I came back to find it had frozen and screensaver again - no icons!

I have no idea why this has started to happen, I have done scans for viruses etc. with no luck and am at a loss as to what else to do.

I am hoping you can give me some help. Thanks....

Gerobinoz

A:Freezing computer

Sounds like a memory stick might be going bad. Download/run this diagnostic to know for sure:

http://www.memtest86.com/

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Hi! I'm new to the forums, and i couldn't find where to post this, so i just decided to do it here....

First of all my specs...

Asus Rampage Mobo (came with the SupremeFx II Sound card, so im using it)
Q9550 (stock speeds)
Artic Pro 7 cooler
2 x 2GB OCZ Reaper PC8500 (stock speed which is 800mhz not 1600 as advertised)
Sapphire Radeon HD3870 Toxic Edition (factory oc)
2 x 250gb Seagate Barracuda ES.2 (took off the jumpers)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

The computer keeps freezing at random times, at first i thought i had done something bad while overclocking, but now everything is set on auto, and it keeps freezing.... then i thought it was a bad memory stick, well i checked them using windows tools, the are both working fine... Then i thought it was a bad driver, so i reinstalled windows and all the drivers as well, but as you can imagine it did not work... The first time it froze i was uploading a video in youtube, so i rebooted the machine and tried it again, the same thing happened ... Then after reinstalling everything this time i was able to upload two videos without having problems, but after a couple of minutes of glory, it stopped working....

I am really confuse, how can the computer stand 17 hours of the torturte test (passing every single test) and the just freeze when is not doing anything at all...

please let me know if you have any ideas...

thank you..
 

A:Computer keeps freezing

go into the bios and set all to the default and go from there, try each mem. stick separate.
 

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My computer has been freezing constantly, what can I do now.

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We need for info to even try to be helpful .
 
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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I am getting only one adware being caught by Panda: adware:adware/block-checker
I can;t seem to find out where it is coming from. Somebody please help, here is my HTJ report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:22:54 PM, on 5/4/2007
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\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
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A:Computer freezing up, somebody please help

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Computer was freezing, and in the end I just decided to reinstall Windows (7 x64). After formating my hard drive, and a clean install of Windows 7, I'm still freezing up, with nearly nothing installed on my PC.

No BSOD, but I took the steps from that thread. Here is my zip file. Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions.

A:Computer Freezing

PS...I've included my perfmon /report html file in my zipped folder.

Could this be a hardware issue? Mother board, or hard drive, possibly?

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Hey there guys, Im in a need of help. After I've solved problems with your help (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122718.html and http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123368.html) everything worked fine. Then one day, I turn my PC on and it starts lagging. Later it just started freezing etc. Now, I noticed it freezes when I run a game, when my graphics cards controller startups are working and when I use my CD/DVD-Rom.

I decrease my BIOS Onboard Video Memory from 8MB to 4MB.
Tried decreasing the AGP to 4X on my Video cards controller.

I've been reading around on what could be the problem. Well, my CPU is fine, looking from the pic bellow.



My specs:

1,25 GB or RAM.
Windows XP Pro SP3
ATI RADEON 9600 Graphics card.
2 Hard drives with enough disc space or anything.

That's about it, I hope you will help me fix this, cuz it is fustrating having all of these problems.
 

A:Computer freezing

Could be the power supply. Could be the graphics card which could be related to the drivers or overheating. Could be quite a number of things really. Lowering the amount of memory the onboard video is using in the bios shouldnt change anything because it should be using the ATI 9600. Also lowering the AGP speed shouldn't make a difference.

Are you saying it is laggy all the time in Windows, and freezes completely in games?

My system showed signs of this when my graphics card overheated. Have you tried opening the case and checking the state of the fans on the graphcs card? The 9600 is a pretty old card - if you havent blown the dust out of the fan recently (a spraycan of air is best for that) that could be the problem.

In fact, open it and give it a clean anyway
 

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My computer keeps freezing for no apparent freezing. At first it would beep twice and a blue screen would come up. Now recently that stop happening. Now it just freezes and a screen with small colorful boxes. It can't be a virus because I recently recovered and deleted everything. So everything was fresh and it was good for a week till it started freezing. I'm thinking its because of a driver mis fault.




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A:Why Does my Computer Keep Freezing?

I suspect your video (because of the different colored boxes that appear.
Please provide this info: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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