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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

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.


A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.


Personally, I think you should click on the "report" link of your post and ask the moderator to move your thread to the malware removal forum, to be certain that the malware is gone.

Be sure to read


and http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603619-please-read-before-posting-forum.html

It is possible that the programs you listed have missed a nasty piece of malware.

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .

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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

I don't see anything in your log or your description of your problem to come to the conclusion that your problem is malware related. When there is malware present there will always be other internet related symptoms like popups or a browser hijack etc...

I will advise you to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Spyware as the version you have is very old and no longer supported. It in now called Windows Defender.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently. Go through this now and see if it helps:

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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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:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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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

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.

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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}
============== Running Processes ===============
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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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.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.


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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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

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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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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DDSCODEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64  Run by home at 15:04:42.95 on Wed 07/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.904 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Local... Read more

A:Computer Freezing Up

=\EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 450 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 7 days. ~BP

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Hello! New guy here. My computer started to run extremely slow and quickly freezing up this morning. Finally would pretty much freeze imediately upon startup. Had to manually turn it off for anything to happen. Tried multiple things, ran malwarebites and Mcafee scan in safe mode, can not do anything normal mode, but they detected nothing but some cookies. Started with an alert from Mcafee and windows that I was not protected first thing this morning. When I tried to "turn on" my virus protection through my mcafee security suite, it turned almost immediately off on its own. I am able to run the computer in safe mode but can not turn my Mcafee security virus protection on still in safe mode. I did not get anything asking for me to run or download something. Anything I can do or should I start with a system restore? Everything seemed fine yesterday. I am not real good with computer technicals but can usually follow someone who is. Come to think about it I did get an update from windows recently but not sure if it was yesterday or the day before but pretty sure it restarted last night. Forgot, running windows XP service pack 3 with internet explorer 8. Thanks in advance, Jake.

A:Computer freezing up!!

Just ran highjack this and this is the log and info I got. Hope this comes out and helps someone who can figure it out.
Sorry just moved the log to the correct forum.

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My computer is freezing on me.
At about 10 mins after starting my computer will freeze up.
At first the curser will move but not do anything.
control alt delete will not work, I have to push the restart button
as nothing will work.

This is a new thing and I have not changed anything or loaded any
programs or anything.

I've done a couple virus scans and a disk cleanup. Nothing comes up.

I've seen a lot of people asking questions about Vista freezing and starting back up in 30 seconds. Mine will not start up. And will freeze if I am away from the computer, which I will find when I come back later.

What I find is that everything works fine in safe mode.

Anyone have any ideas of what this may be and what I can do to solve it.


A:Computer Freezing

Hi Wardjus1,

Have you considered restoring your system back to a date prior to when you started having this freezing problem? Also, the fact that the problem doesn't occur in safe mode make me think 'driver problem'. Have you recently updated any drivers on your system?


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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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Hello, I've been having a little problem with my computer recently.

First of all, here's my specs:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3.2 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Video: GeForce GTX 260

So heres my problem. After a short while I'm on my computer (usually between 20 and 40 mins) my computer suddenly freeze, but I can still move the mouse, click on some things (Without anything happening) but after 3 clicks, I can't move mouse anymore and everything freeze. (Plus a loud "beeeeep" in my speakers)

I've been scanning my computer again and again and no virus are found. I scanned with AVG and Kaspersky virus removal tool. I even looked throught the process to make sure theres nothing that shouldn't be there but everything is fine. And the temperature is fine too.

Feel free if you have any question,
Thank you.

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I'm having problems with my computer freezing for about 10 seconds several times a minute. I have run AVG, AdAware and Spybot. When I monitor the CPU usage through Task Manager, it's normally around 5%, but when it freezes it spikes to almost 100% on the graph. Because the computer is freezing, I cannot determine which process is causing this. On the performance tab in task manager it shows physical memory: total
(2045), cached (1455) and free (0). Is this normal? Thanks for your help.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by kevtra on 2007-12-16 12:59:42
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
18: 2007-12-16 17:46:18 UTC - RP143 - Removed Guitar Hero Explorer
17: 2007-12-16 16:58:15 UTC - RP142 - Installed CyberPower PowerPanel Personal Edition
16: 2007-12-16 16:36:03 UTC - RP141 - Restore Operation
15: 2007-12-16 1641 UTC - RP140 - Restore Operation
14: 2007-12-15 22:05:46 UTC - RP139 - Scheduled Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-06 10:41:23 UTC - RP124 - Windows Update

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as kevtra.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:03:26 PM, on 12/16/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C... Read more

A:Computer freezing

Any help? A month later and this is still happening.

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My Dell XPS 8700 keeps on freezing and it doesn't blue screen it just stops i have to do a cold reboot every time it does it. Anyone know what might be causing this and how to fix it?

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Lately My computer has been seizing up and I would like some direction in figuring out what the problem is. When it freezes, everything becomes unresponsive except the mouse which works fine and it does not at any point go to BSOD. I thought maybe explorer was crashing so I cleaned it up by undoing changes with spywareBlaster's system snapshot and did a system restore; neither procedure worked. Also, Malwarebytes and AVG scans produced clean scans. I am looking for some direction as to what is the most likely cause of this and what I should test next.

Here's the rather old, dilapidated machine I'm working with:

CPU: (939-pin) AMD Athlon64 3500+
MOTHERBOARD: (Sckt939)Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI nForce4 Ultra SLI Chipset Dual PCIE
MEMORY: 1024 MB Corsair XMS High Performance Memory
VIDEO: NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
HDDs: Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 150 8MB Cache/Western Digital 500GB
OS: Windows XP Version 5.1 SP3

Thanks in Advance for your Help!

A:Computer Freezing. Please Help.

First suspect would be overheating, second would be PSU, third would be hard drive.Let's try this.Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html .Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.How much free space on that hard drive for each partition...how large is Windows partition?Louis

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I have a HP mini tower 3ghz intel processor, with 3.25 gigs of ram, upgraded graphics card, one 80 gig WD hard drive and a second Tera byte hard drive.

I have been having problems with it freezing up on average five minutes after logging on, the cursor still moves and every menu I open stays frozen on the screen and eventually no menus will open, Control Alt Delete does not work at this point. The only way I can get it back to working is to kill the power reboot and quickly have Avast do a boot scan before it freezes up. It will work after this for on average for a day before it freezes again.

I have ran regular scans with avast, AVG, Trojan remover and Maleware Bytes. I have ran scans in safe mode with avast, and maleware bytes in safe mode and of course the boot scan with avast. The boot scan found a few corrupted files which I removed, didn't help.
I also ran a pc cleanup program by PC Tools it cleaned the usual stuff and registry. My PC starts and runs quickly thanks to this but it still freezes up.

If you need more info let me know.


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it cleaned the usual stuff and registryRegistry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to... Read more

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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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For the last couple days when trying to type the F key is engaed, key is not stuck.   

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My computer freezes up soon after the desktop loads. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:37 PM, on 7/13/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: RoboForm - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &RoboForm - {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

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my windows xp computer keeps freezing. i've cleaned the registry but that didn't work. how can i stop it from freezing?(malwarebytes won't scan because it freezes and i have to manually turn it off) Thanks

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Since this month started, my computer freezes constantly.  It has become nearly unusable, which is made worse by the fact that it is the only one I have, and cannot buy a new one until the end of the year.  (financial issues)
I keep having to restart it, but it doesn't help.
Any suggestions?

A:My computer keeps freezing

Sorry for the delay in responding.  Do you still need assistance?
If so, what is the make and model of your system and which version of Windows do you have?

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Help. My computer freezes, sometimes, not all the time, but freezes, when using the internet, a window will neither connect to a website nor close but stalls, while another window may operate. My computer is slow, sometimes slower than at other times. It freezes most when using a) Realplayer; Google Blogger; and the internet.

A:My computer is always freezing

Can you get into task manager by pressing crtl,alt,del and clicking task manager?
From within there see if you can detect if your computer is busy doing something by the amount of cpu usage that it shows.

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

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

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

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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on. Also pressing ALT+CTRL+Delete does not respond.

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

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

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

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

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i have a 6 core amd 3.9ghz with 4gb fury hyper x 1866 ram, with a r7 200x series graphics card, running windows 10 , all drivers and windows are up to date, the computer is almost new and was working fine UNTILL AROUND the time i switched from a usb wireless adapter to a pci internal wireless card. now it freezes constantly even when doing nothing just idling at desktop, i have tryed removing the internal wireless card and using the USB adapter again but it still keeps freezing, ive checked the reliability log and nothing is coming up in it, how can i check the hardware first to see if its the problem ?

A:New Computer keeps freezing, how to tell what it is?

Do u have some different ram to try?
Run the Windows memory checker........

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SO for the last couple of weeks I have an issue with my computer freezing. I noticed my computer first freezing when I upgraded my case to a Antec 1200 case. I thought that this was possibly a psu issue so I went out and bought a $110 BFG 650 watt psu. However the issue continues. Every once in a while my computer will freeze while in my Vista hdd and same issue in my Xp hdd. So what is the deal? I have four hdd's connected ( 2 sata and 2 pata) my computer specs are:

Amd 6000+x2, 3 gig dd2 dual channel ram, 8800 gts, 650 watt psu, and antec 1200 case. My CPU doesn't seem to be over heating the only thing I can think of is that the cpu is twigging out? and I don't think four hdd's would cause the power issue?

A:Computer Freezing

2 places to check (in both OS's)
- Event Viewer Look for events in the System and the Application log files around the time of the freeze
- Task Manager...Processes tab Ensure you've selected the option to show processes from all users. Also, in the View menu, select, Select columns and place a checkmark in the I/O Reads and the I/O Other colums. Drag the borders of Task Manager out so you can view all the columns. Then wait for the freeze and see what image name is taking up the most CPU, Memory or I/O Reads or Other.

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my computer keeps on frezzing on me plz need help

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Download and install Speedfan 4.40 -


What are temps prior to freezing?

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I hope someone can help me with this. My computer freezes up randomly on me. It could happen immediately after start up or 4-5 hours after start up. When it happens I have to manually shut down by holding the power button down till it shuts off. I have restored and that helped for a day or two and then my husband reinstalled the operating system and that seemed to help for about a week then I went out and bought system mechanic and once I ran it and "fixed" all the problems it was great for 2 days and now it's doing it again. I have run a virus scan and it came up clean but I don't know if it looked for "everything" you know how there is always something new out there. It is a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I'm using what ever version of vista that came with the computer. lol

Anyway any help would be great as I use my computer for 8-10 hours every day. Thanks so much

A:Computer keeps Freezing up:(

Hello there supermomto03,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removalIf you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/regards, The weatherman

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I've had this problem for a long time now. My computer freezes for no appearant reason. I'll be doing anything from just surfing the net to listening to music to playing a game and it will freeze. Sometimes it will freeze after a long time of being on(2-5 hours) and sometimes it'll freeze during the scandisk on bootup, and other times it doesn't even turn on(i hit the power but the work light comes on and nothing happens). I've taken it in twice, had the harddrive swapped for a new one, reinstalled everything, but nothing has worked so far. After taking it in though it did work like normal for a long time but eventually the freezing came back. I've sort of been suspecting elecrical issues although I don't know how they could cause this.

I haven't been able to find a solution so hopefully someone can help me.


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I was just given an older computer and it keeps freezing. When I run the disk cleanup it say I have over 2 million compressed old files. I try to delete them but it freezes to the point I have to reboot. periodically throughout the day it will freeze and I have to reboot again. please help!

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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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So I just recently picked up a used computer. It hasn't stopped freezing on me! Its got a pretty nice ATI video card in it and 2GB RAM. (it runs windows XP Pro) The power supply is only 250watts.

I have already tried repairing Windows Windows which hasn't helped.

Any ideas??

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My laptop has started freezing up periodically.
Sometimes I can still move the mouse, but nothing works.
I have to hold down the button on the laptop to restart it.

If I start in SAFE MODE, I don't seem to have the problem. <knocks on wood>
I've had some suggestions to run some things off of the Ultimate Boot CD. But I don't know how to use all of the programs on there.
I've run memtest86+ and it passed 20 tests over 11 hours. No errors. So it's not a memory issue.

I've run HouseCall at Trend Micro... but I'm not sold on the fact that it's accurate.
It had problems a lot... "Installation Failed" popup for instance... not sure what was installing.

Can someone start helping me repair or get rid of whatever is causing the problem?
I feel that my computer just may have a parasite of some sort on it. Not sure.

Please help.

A:Computer Freezing

No help?

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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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