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Q: Computer keeps freezing

My computer keeps freezing about one to two minutes after I turn it on. It doesn't matter what I'm doing it freezes. It has frozen while in regualr start up, safe mode, advanced boot options. The computer is only 3 weeks old and no problems before today. Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing

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A: Computer keeps freezing

sbelling,
Welcome to SF and before the group dives in and starts you would do us all a big favor and fill in your spec's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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My Computer for the past two weeks and sometimes on and off had suddenly becaame it freeze alot when starting jukebox, or just simple programs like internet explorer, I would highly appriciate someone looking at my log file and replying, Thanks Alot!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:00 PM, on 11/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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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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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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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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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.


Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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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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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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Good Afternoon;

Thank you for taking the time to look into this log and reading over this post.

Problem: My computer has trouble starting up - it will, more and more frequently, freeze on startup. It will get to the load up screen with Windows XP and the loading bar and freeze there. When it does get all the way booted up sometimes, again becoming more frequently, it is running at 100% usage even when I have nothing running myself! A lot of people use this computer so I have no idea what it could be. It is scanned regularly and have been reformatted twice. I also have problem with internet connectivity - I am on a wireless network at home and only my computer is affected (I actually have another computer directly beside it that connects fine). It will connect and disconnect about every 20 minutes. Linksys wireless adapter and router, 54G. Thanks again. It was purchased at MGD.

Specs

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.8GHz
1.25GB DDR Ram 333MHZ (the 256mb ram is actually 333mhz the 1GB is higher and clocks down to run properly, if that sounds right? Both are kingston ram)

ASRock P4i65G Motherboard
(Recently purchased and installed to replace INTEL DESKTOP BOARD D845EPI/D845GVSR)

Sapphire X1650PRO 512DDR2 8XAGP Version
(Recently purchased and installed to replace factory card)

Both installed by technicians at place of purchase.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
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A:Computer Freezing etc.

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My computer keeps freezing for no reason.

I need help!!!!!

ThankYou
 

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I have a Dell Inspeiron 6000 laptop. In the last few weeks, my computer keeps freezing up - mainly IE. I try doing a control-alt-delete and although it says the program is not responding, it will not shut down, even when I choose End Now. Most of the time, computer usage is low. Several times a day I end up having to just turn off the comptuer and then when I reboot it is fine for a while. Please help, this computer is not that old. Thanks

Hijack log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:28:06 PM, on 7/12/2007
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Authentium\Command AntiVirus\avinitnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Authentium\Command AntiVirus\schscnt.exe
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My computer is freezing up mainly in a section where my downloads are when I try to open one or delete it .
Also our computer is going slow.
Thank you

Here is our Hijack This Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:12:32 PM, on 12/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
D:\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM305_STI.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.13.1.2\PlaxoHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
D:\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
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A:Help computer freezing

Bumping this up . It's nine pages back so I guess it could get lost in the multiple of threads.
So many people with computer problems.
 

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Hello all.
I wanted to first thank everyone who helped me with the BSOD. You guys rock. Although I haven't gotten the BSOD yet, my computer froze up on me. I left my computer running to download some stuff, but when I came back (several hours later), my computer seemed to be locked. What I mean is that my monitor was in sleep mode, but I tried to wiggle the mouse, there was no signal. My computer light (processing) was solid and I had to reset the computer. I check to see if there was a mini-dump, but nothing. I was wondering if I need to update the hot fix above (the sleep / hibernate)? In addition, does anyone know how to tell if my usb has a nvidia EHCI? I saw another hot fix, but wanted to make sure if I need to download that as well. Any insight will be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Computer Freezing...

I also looked up my Event Viewer and notice an error message occuring. There are two and it said that lirsgt and atksgt failed to start up. Does this mean anything? Could these two things be the cause of my problems? Thanks.

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Hello,1st time poster. I have my friends PC here and I am looking for problems on it. He claims that it is freezing up at any given time. I already asked him what programs are running when it happens. He said it can be any programs that are open when it freezes up. I ran ad aware in safe mode and found a few tracking cookies. The ad aware was also updated. I checked his task manager to see his running processes and CPU usage. There is alot in there, but i manually checked each listing to ensure it is not obvious spyware, malware, etc. He said it happens when he is online, but admitted that the only time his PC is on is when he is online. I decided to turn to HJT and try posting to see if anyone else could please check to see if there is anything that i am missing. I appreciate the help very much.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:03:13 PM, on 5/26/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

Hello musicman_367 and welcome to the BC forums. The only thing I see that should be removed is the MyWay Search Bar so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Click Start.Open My Computer.Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known types option.Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.Click OK.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already go... Read more

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My laptop started freezing 7 days ago. I found my security protection was turned off though was unaware thinking it was on. My computer worked fine until 7 days ago. I have tried to uninstall my old security, install new security, tried freeing up space on laptop, tried everything the last 7 days but have only a minute before computer freezes again not allowing enough time to complete anything I attempt to fix the problem. I am completely exhausted from the stress and not sleeping well because of it. I have very important files of my work on my laptop, saved unfinished projects that have been working on for over a year. And I am now seeking someone's help on how to fix the problem. I was going to bring my computer to someone but am on a fixed budget.
 

A:COMPUTER FREEZING

It would be of great assistance if you told us the make and full model of the laptop and the OS
When you say you have tried everything - what please to save me suggesting something you have already tried

Have you tried booting it safe mode
 

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Hello all,

First off, I'm not sure if this is the write place to post this.

Secondly, I'm having issues with my computer. I recently reinstalled windows XP on my computer because it was giving me a rough time with freezing and other things. Yet, after I have put a fresh version of XP on, my computer still freezes.

Could it be a file on the computer that needs to be updated? Or is it more of a hardware issue?

I need help with this.

Thanks A Lot,
Andrew.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Did you zero your hard disk before clean-installing Windows?

("Zero" is what is also called "low-level formatting" and prepares
the hard disk for a fresh Operating System installation.)

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Heres my Specs
Windows XP Home SP2
Powersupply: Antec SmartPower 500 Watt
Motherboard: ASUS PND5-SLI socket 775
Processor: P4 3.2 Hyperthreading Tech
Video Card:FXF Geforce 6800 Extreme
Memory: 1GB GSkill 533
Harddrive: 2X 250GB Hardrives
PCI Cards: 1 firewire card
Expansion bay: 1X dvd/cd-burner
Case: coolermaster celeron /with front and rear fans.

This Mostly happens when im playing games, but what happens is it freezes. Then I restart then it cant make signal to the monitor. So I take out the video card, then put it back in, and it boots up. But if I do it right after the comp freezes, it usually freezes again right when I get into windows, but if I wait a while it runs longer. Also sometimes I get this error on boot up: "Warning! Now system is in safe mode please re-setting cpu or memory frequency in the CMOS setup" I don?t know how to do this, so I ignored it.

It?s been getting worse, every time it happens it seams to happen sooner and sooner after waiting to boot it up again.

Thanks,
Billy

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Your video card may be the culprit. Do you have another you can use to see if the issue is still present?

Is the system overclocked?

You may also want to test you memory. Try Windows Memory Diagnostic Test
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.

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My computer was fine a couple days ago, until i logged off. I had to reboot my system because i didn't remember my login password. The system then started freezing up when the main screen popped up and i couldn't access any files without the computer being really slow and freezing up again. I've tried waiting for long periods of time to see if it would catch up and be fine, but it never did. I've also tried using the XP installation disc to try and repair the problem automatically but it ends up saying there are 2 DLL files missing or corrupted then goes on to finish, and then it acts the same way. I don't want to have to perform a clean install because my files aren't backed up. I appreciate any help I can get, I just want to resolve this problem asap. Thanks in advance to anyone who offers any advice.

A:Computer freezing up

What .dll files are missing?

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Hi, I have a fresh new install of windows 7 / 64bits
16gb RAM (4x4) DDR4 Hyperx Predator HX421C13PBK4/16
i7 5820k
Mobo: X99-UD4
Video: Geforce GTX 960
I reinstall windows because one day my PC gets freezing, after that just before windows starts i was getting the blue screen of death
Then I reinstall windows 7, but still my computer is getting freezing all days (this time no blue screen of death),
It happens 1 hours after I start my computer or 10 hours after, but I am getthing this behavour all days and is very anooying
I have 4x4 memories of RAM, to be sure my ram is not the problem, i remove 3 memories and left only one, then I change the memory from different slots and the issue still happening, so I think ram is not the problem
Any help will be appreciated

A:My computer gets freezing and die

Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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Hello all, first time user. I keep having a problem with my system freezing. at first i had windows me installed. i updated to windows xp which did stop most of the freezing. but not all so i updated the ram from originally 128 mb to 512 mb.. which made some difference but still didnt help my full problem.. so i tried running a disc check and my computer just freezing and screen turns blue.. i tried this four time before i realized it just wont work.. also my computer wont fully de-frag.. so i completely zero out my hard drive and re-loaded everything.. that didnt work.. if i could get some type of suggestion it would be great because i ran out of ideas.. thank you

A:My computer keeps freezing...

Well to me it sounds like either bad ram, or your CPU is overheating. You wiped your HD clean and installed XP, and you still get problems. Also check the Device Drivers to see if any of them need updating.

Was your system stable right after you installed XP? No software installed? Also depending on how old your system is your Hard Drive could be calling it quits...Bad Sectors etc or just plain worn out.

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Since yesterday, I've been having problems with my computer freezing. It only happens when I`m listening to music, and if I recall correctly, only when using Ares to play it. It plays fine for a few seconds and then the computer freezes and that broken record effect happens.
I just downloaded the new version of Ares to see if that was the problem. I`ll update if that fixes the problem.
Thanks!

A:Computer Freezing Up

I would make sure your computer has the correct hardware and drivers to meet the minimum requirements of Ares.

I also remember my Mom's old laptop had this problem when playing CDs with the "CD Player" program and using battery power. I don't know if this would be relavent at all to your situation, however.

Lanscader

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Ever since I logged on to a Photodex site and tried to view a photo show, my computer has been freezing. I use the photo software from Photodex and never have had this problem before. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:02:06 PM, on 11/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

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A:Computer keeps freezing

Your log appears to be clean but let's do an online scan & see what it can uncover.

Please perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Kaspersky WebScanner

Next Click on Launch Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

You will be promted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan SettingsIn the scan settings make that the following are selected:Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Standard

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases

Click OK
Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer
This will program will start and scan your system.
The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.Now click on the Save as Text button:

Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post.

* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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My computer froze up a few times lately. Also had notices popping up while I was in my yahoo account saying that I had been logged out because someone has logged in from another location.

I figured I would post my hijack this log and my gmer log to see if there is anything weird....

Thanks in advance for any help....

A:Freezing computer

Please change the passwords to all your on line accounts from a clean machine.Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt.

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Last time i thought it was my usb ports shutting down not it just seems that my computer freezes, and its random. not daily then i narrowed it down to being internet explorer, but it also does it with mozzila and i think one time it did it out of no where.. my keyboard and mouse go dead but its not the usb ports cause my external hdds are still on and when i try to unplug and replug it flashes for a second, then i saw the time saying 2:47 when it was really 2:51 so i had to turn off my computer, looked in event viewer and found nothing all though i did find another error.

This is getting rather annoying as to i cant pin point the problem. My problems with this pc will never end.

This time it happened from switching from 1 tab to the next, as soon as i clicked on the next tab boom.

A:Computer Freezing.

Hello,

Did this problem arise just recently? If so, perhaps a System Restore will help. If not, then maybe a Repair Install will.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

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I would like to start by saying ANY help at all with this problem would be life-saving.

So this is my problem a few days ago for no apparent reason my computer started freezing. This doesnt occur during any specific time but a few times I have experianced are

1. Right when windows finishes loading and my desktop appears
2. While surfing the internet
3. While watching a youtube video
4. While playing a flash game

It occurs during all these times but MUCH more frequently while playing World of Warcraft. I have 3.5 gigs of RAM and a nvidia 8400 not the best system but i have never had problems running the game before.

The weird part is this, sometimes I will be able to play World of Warcraft for hours on end with no lag at all. Other times I will have to restart my computer several times in a row (sometimes as many as 15-20 before I just give up!) Many times this occurs within 1-2 minutes of loading World of Warcraft (sometimes even at the login screen) but I have played for 1/2 to 2 hours before it occured many times before.

If it does freeze while playing WoW these are some things I noticed.

1. My player continues to move in the direction he was moving during the freeze. (If I was moving)

2. All the other players / effects around me continue uninterupted. (example players can still attack me while I am frozen)

3. My keyboard and Mouse have no function. Neither work at all.

4. Windows shuts down properly if I hit the power button.

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A:Computer Freezing like I've never seen before.

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

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

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Hello
 
At the end of last year I got help removing the redirect virus.  Now, my computer is freezing up on almost every task both on the internet and off the internet.

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I have windows 7 and my computer has been acting strangely. Since about spring it started to freeze up whenever i turned it on. The freezing could be avoided though if i would log of before it froze in which case it would not freeze. My computer is acting strange and i want to know what is causing this. I would like to know if my computer is defective or if windows 7 is messed up I donít know a lot about computers so pleas Iíd like some help
 

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Joe

A:Computer freezing

Hi try testing your ram and harddrive
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...jBEyKQM0EPEeZg
Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums
SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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My laptop keeps freezing unexpectedly. I've been experiencing this problem for the past 2-3 days. If I am connected for a long on the internet, it just freezes. No interaction at all.

This usually happens when:
I play music, online programming (via codepen) and have multiple windows open (happened once)
OR
When I play online flash games, listen to music (happened once or twice)

I have recently scanned my computer with ESET online scanner (before the freezing events). I have not disabled my AV program whenever I run ESET (AVG 2014 - Internet Security). Could this be the problem?

There is no other problems besides the freezing.
 

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Yes running two anti virus programs at once . Could very well be your problem. Your best bet would be to uninstall one of them.
 

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for a few moments each and every minute I am getting this error message...

The BrowserProtect service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. I tried to fix it but to no avail.

Anyone who has anything to suggest, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Rita

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Hi guys..hope you are good....here is my issue with my laptop..

Recently whenever I press the power button and the laptop start up before it has a chance to go into Windows there is a black screen that says it is
"Checking File system on D" Then on the screen it states all the files on the disk it has checked and at the end of each check it says "verification completed"

Now once this process is done nothing happens. I am not sent to windows or anywhere else..there is no cancel, or exit button etc.

To get into Windows I have to take out the battery, put it back in, restart the laptop and when this black screen appears press the ESC button.

Now when Windows starts up and I open chrome after a few minutes of browsing the laptop freezes up and I am unable to move the cursor or do anything. I have to once again remove the battery to turn it off.

What should i do?

A:Computer Freezing up

See if clearing the CMOS helps. Refer to your system manual or your notebook PC manufacturer for steps to enter your BIOS and load setup/optimized defaults.How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
Also try clearing your BIOS software/hardware connections.
Shut down and turn off the computer.

Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector and then remove the battery.

"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).

Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.

Plug the battery back into the laptop and then plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard, and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.

Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.



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

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

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

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

Please help.
 

A:Computer freezing up

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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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forgot yto send hjt log. here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:56:25 PM, on 7/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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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
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c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
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A:computer freezing

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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

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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.
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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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