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Q: Game freezing, sound looping, then normal : repeat...

Hey Everyone,

Just wondering if you guys could help me on this weird issue that started happening recently with my new system. As from the title, when gaming (so far every game... oblivion, COD2, Fable, Rise of nations, etc) after a while, sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes half an hour, the game will freeze, the sound will loop and do a feedback sort of thing then start playing again, usually the performance is downgraded slightly. Rebooting doesn't seem to help much...

I'm not overclocking at all, nor have I been, plus I have never seen the nvidia notificiation for heat so i'm not sure its the video card (drivers 84.21). The soundblaster audio card is rather old, but using the drivers off the creative site. Haven't had problems like this before.

Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: Game freezing, sound looping, then normal : repeat...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Game freezing, sound looping, then normal : repeat...

What is your Mobo, cpu,ram, video card, and PSU?

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Hey all,

First off I'm not a computer genious or anything. I consider myself above average however. But for the past 2-3 months, I have encountered freezing and sound looping on games. I can not just alt+tab to get out, or CTRL+ALT+DEL either. The only way to get out is to shut down. I have looked into if it is only one game, but that doesnt seem to be the case. It does it with the following games-
Call of Duty 4
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Borderlands
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However it doesnt do it with-
World of Warcraft
Half life 2
Team fortress 2
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The things I have tried to do is:
Buy new ram - 2 sticks of 2gb corsair instead of 4 sticks of 1gb g-skill,
Reinstall windows - This seemed successful at first but then it started again.
Repairing windows/repairing startup - didnt work at all.
Downloading latest realtek drivers
Downloading latest punkbuster
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The thing that is closest to working, is when i turn my volume all the way down on the games. This makes them last almost 3x longer.

Specs:
Onboard audio driver
EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard
NVIDIA 9800 gt Video Card: fan started screwing up so I modded it and replaced the old fan with a new one. It works pretty well I think.
Corsair 4gb ram
Maxtor 500gb Hard Drive.

Tell me if you need more.
That is really all I know to say, so if you think you could be any help at all, please post.

Thanks!

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A:Sound looping and game freezing, resulting in a shutdown.

Hi,

Please follow these http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708 (they give us information on the likely cause of freezes as well as BSODs)

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

Regards,
Reventon

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I've had this issue for about 3 weeks now. I noticed it first in Diablo 3, later in World of Warcraft. It started out as music stuttering. I could hear it loop for a bit, and then it would stop. It wouldn't affect the gameplay itself, it was just annoying, like a scratched cd.
It started doing it in WoW as well, and then came the mini-freezes. They only last for a second or two, but as any WoW player knows, those few seconds can be the difference between life and death in the game.
Initially, I thought "Maybe it's something wrong with Blizzard's games?" I tried uninstalling, re-installing (both games), the issue still persisted. Just to be sure I recently downloaded another game, Elsword to see if it would happen again *Spoiler* It did. Not the music looping per-say, but the mini-freezes do happen.

As for now, it's not a gigantic issue. A couple of seconds here and there, usually after it happens, it doesn't do it again until I re-boot the game, but I'm afraid it will grow into a larger issue over time, like the game fully freezing and then it has to be forced to shut down.
I believe this is a software issue. I think it may concern an update in the computer's software that has happened within the past few weeks, or it is otherwise something that I've downloaded/updated in the past that is running in the background, that is causing these issues.

So I'm wondering how I may go about troubleshooting these issues, but ... Read more

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In the past week or so, I've been repeatedly getting BSOD while running games such as Bad Company 2 and Age of Conan. What sometimes happens is that my audio will start popping, and it will start stuttering and eventually crash to a blue screen or just crash. Other times it will freeze instantly. I have tried reinstalling my audio drivers and also using generic windows drivers.

Rampage II Gene Mobo
core i7 920
Radeon HD 5850
4gb PC12800 Patriot RAM
I've included the minidump file as an attachment.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005A94788
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\051810-45957-01.dmp
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-53445-0.sysdata.xml
Edit: nothing is overclocked, none of my hardware temps are high
 

A:sound looping/freezing + bsod

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I run Windows 7 (32 bit) on an Acer laptop, and primarily use Chrome. Every time I watch a YouTube video, or try to use the internet while listening to iTunes, and even sometimes when I'm just browsing Facebook, my computer will freeze completely for several minutes, and loop whatever sound was happening at the time (it'll sound like a loud buzzing).

I've ran anti-malware software, ccleaner, and tried updating multiple drivers for anything I could think to update. This only happened after I tried to reinstall Windows on my computer myself, but it was a week or two after that the problems started. I don't know if it's a hardware or software malfunction.
 

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Hi everyone, ive had this issue for a while now and im still not sure what could be the problem. My computer has been constantly feezing whenever playing counterstrike or Half life 2. When it does this, the sound begins to loop, or sometimes it just makes a loud screeching noise. The computer will completely lock up, and I'm forced to just turn the power off. There is no indication while playing that the game is going to freeze (i.e. Lag). Im pushing 60-70 fps easy. I've tried reinstalling the game numerous times to see if steam was the problem, but it still does it. Ive run many spyware removers to see if that was was the problem, but each time i run it i only get about 1 bug, so that cant be the problem. Also ive checked my temp's when running the game and the processor stays at about 49 the entire time. Also, i thought that the screeching might indicate that the sound card was causing the problem, so ive reinstalled the drivers for my sound card to see if it was the problem, but the freezing still persists! PLEASE HELP!!!
My spec's are as follows;

ABIT NF7-S Mobo
Athlon XP 2800 processor
PNY 256mb 6800GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs
80gig hard drive
420 Watt power supply (i think thats high enough for this hardware)
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A:Computer freezing/sound looping

does it freeze and screech only when playing on a network or over the internet? and also, how long after u've begun playing a game or running the program that it starts doing this? it's most likely to be the hardware or the way the hardware is configured when running the game.
 

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So, this has been an ongoing issue, and I was recommended to post on this forum just in case. I'll go ahead and leave a link to the previous thread I started as well so we can avoid doing anything that I haven't done already: http://forums.techguy.org/games/1124882-games-freezing-sound-looping.html

To elaborate a little bit: I noticed it first in Diablo 3. When I was in town the sound would loop, like a scratched cd. Then In World of Warcraft, I was having the same audio issue, but the game started freezing for about 1-2 seconds, but it never completely crashes the game.
There are no times where it does it consistently.
I have tested multiple games at this point, a few include Elsword, Torchlight 2 (offline), The Witcher (offline), Dead Space (might be worth noting it has never frozen or looped the audio when I play Dead Space), and I have also had instances where a game will freeze when I play flash games in google chrome.

Hopefully I do this right... it does seem like an awful lot of text to sift through....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:59:34 AM, on 5/1/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16545)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec MyWinLockerSuite\x86\SuiteTray.exe
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Hi! I recently built a new desktop computer and after a while a probably started reaccurring at what seems to be times completely random. Usually I never have to ask for help with things relating to computers but since multiple brains are better than one and I've been trying to fix this for weeks I thought I'd try getting help for you guys/gals!
 
Basically at random, the computer will lockup and freeze. While it is frozen and not responding to input if any audio was playing bits of sounds continually play in a super slowed distorted manner.
 
Also in Event Viewer this error commonly accurs with the freezing but not always.
 

 
Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
 
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer has lost the lease to its IP address 2601:b:5a01:af0:eade:27ff:fe3e:69db on the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.
Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Repeat 2x

 
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Freezing & Sound Looping [Logs Included]

First update the BIOS settings and check the hardware properly. After checking all these things, scan your computer  with the computer cleaning software and an antivirus.

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Alright you guys, this has been an issue for a while, and thank you VERY much for any help. I built my PC about 6-7 months ago, and it seemed to be completely fine. I can't remember exactly when this started, but it's been going on for a while.

The problem: While playing World of Warcraft in Windows Vista, I get random BSOD's that display a stop error and the code 0x000124. When I play World of Warcraft on the same computer, but with Windows XP(I've reformatted this thing so many times), it still gets random freezes, but the sound loops indefinitely. The loop is just like, a half second of whatever sound was playing at the time of the freeze. It plays over and over(sounds kind of like a dance track, for lack of better example), until I hit the reset button on my computer.

Now, this only happens when I play World of Warcraft. I also play Team Fortress 2 regularly, and I've played Fallout 3 for many hours straight, with no problems. This has occurred ONCE while not playing World of Warcraft. I was watching a YouTube video, and the same sort of freeze occurred, and I had to hard reset my computer. I watch YouTube videos often though, and it only happened once. I'm not entirely sure if I had any applications open in the background. This freeze while playing World of Warcraft seems to happen completely randomly. It can occur after 20 minutes, or it can occur after two hours, or at any point in between.

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A:Freezing With Sound Looping, Restarting, BSOD Stop 0x000124

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I can play for a fixed amount of time, but after a while my screen freezes, sound loops and distorts, and sometimes i can alt tab out of this and save it, but usually it crashes and I have to reboot.

I uninstalled my sound card (audigy), and I'm currently running the onboard sound card (realtek). This seemed to fix the problem, but an hour later, the screen froze, sound stopped, and I saw the blue screen of death for the first time. It gave me a log file...... I'd really appreciate if someone helped me fix this problem because its been haunting me for months now, and everything I do to fix it won't help.

Log file is attached. By the way I've been playing World of Warcraft.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff97fff5dc252, 0xfffffadfe3af5950, 0xfffffadfe3af5360). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini103007-01.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
 

A:Video freezing/sound looping/computer rebooting during 3D games

here is the link to a previous thread I posted here... the problem hasn't changed and I've tried 10 different drivers, switched to windows x64 os...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic86638.html
 

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After successfully reinstalling Windows XP on an older computer I decided to do the same to my main computer.

Here I am three days later having "installed" it at least 25 times. It gets near the end of the process, goes to start Windows, reboots and brings me back to the start. Sometimes it says XP is already installed but not completed (but it won't boot), other times it proceeds without this notice.

How do I get out of this loop & get XP installed?

I'm running an Intel Pentium 3.2GHz
Hard Drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Sata 320gb (st3320620as)

I've tried installing with and without drivers for the hard drive (F6), same result either way.

I've tried using two different XP installation disks. The 2nd got me further in the process but both have kept the loop going. Neither disk is scratched or dirty.

Would appreciate any suggestions. My tech skills aren't that sharp but I can follow a step-by-step list.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Computer Specs:

MSI K9MM-V (Motherboard)
AMD Athlon X2 64 Dual Core 6400+
Saphire x1950 pro 512 MB (AGP)
2 GB G-skill DD2 400
Creative X-fi
Western Digital 320gb SATA
Maxtor 100gb SATA (Not raided)
APEVIA 500w PSU

When the computer crashes, there are no artifacts or any video distortion. The screen simply stays on the same frame that it was on when it crashed. The sound loops for about 10 seconds and then stops. The only way to fix it is to hold down the power button until it's off.

I have run memtest86, but the ram is perfectly fine according to the tests.

I have removed the X-Fi card, but the freezing still persisted.

The video card was tested in another computer and works 100 percent.

I have reinstalled windows XP twice; still crashes.

If I am not mistaken, it is either a faulty MOBO or PSU. I have no problem with buying a new one of these.

What do you guys think?

Also, this is my first post so, WAZZZ UPP?

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This is the 2nd hard drive for this computer so I have all the disks to reload -- it's making a buzz sound and freezing during normal operations -- found out that critical files from windows 10 were missing and had to reload whole system -- in doing so I lost everything but windows - had to reload the realtek for sound because the windows wouldn't work correctly - I was wondering -- can I reload the orginal disks and start over?  I need help and have no warrenty on it - I've tried to contact Lenovo to find out anything and nothing - I am asking here because the nearest repair is over 100 miles away -- I don't know if it can be done - but can I re-load the hard drive with the orginal disks? where do I go to find the directions ? any help ?  Thanks 

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Hello there,

I have been experiencing an issue with my Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop for quite some time now. Whenever I play certain games, 3 maybe 5 minutes go by and my laptop starts to lag heavily. It does not have to be an online game, but this is what it looks like- very heavy lag and I cannot continue to play. This lasts for about 8-10 seconds and stops for about 30 seconds, then repeats again and again. Along with this lag, I get a strange scratchy sound from my speakers like the original background/whatever music from the game, except very distorted and scratchy. Like I said, it will do this with certain games (such as Stronghold Legends or GunZ Online) while other games it does not effect (Counter-Strike or Grand Theft Auto).

My computer is CLEAN of viruses, spyware, malware, etc. All of my DirectX, java, or anything else is up-to-date. I got this laptop from my college about 2 years ago, and it has on it:

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
CPU/Ram: Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.001 GHz / 3069 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

I'm not sure what is causing this, and why this is happening on certain games and not on others. I hope there is someone out there who can help point me in the right direction for getting this resolved. These "lags" are very annoying and I cannot play some of my favorite games with this.. Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Game Freezing and Weird Sound!

Okay, so I went into the Device Manager and disabled my Realtek High Definition Audio under "Sound, video and game controllers". When playing the game, it still experienced the choppy "lag" but it was somewhat bearable and reduced the lag a little bit. What could this mean?? Is it the sound in my laptop that is causing this freezing??

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Hello there,

I have been experiencing an issue with my Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop for quite some time now. Whenever I play certain games, 3 maybe 5 minutes go by and my laptop starts to lag heavily. It does not have to be an online game, but this is what it looks like- very heavy lag and I cannot continue to play. This lasts for about 8-10 seconds and stops for about 30 seconds, then repeats again and again. Along with this lag, I get a strange scratchy sound from my speakers like the original background/whatever music from the game, except very distorted and scratchy. Like I said, it will do this with certain games (such as Stronghold Legends or GunZ Online) while other games it does not effect (Counter-Strike or Grand Theft Auto).

My computer is CLEAN of viruses, spyware, malware, etc. All of my DirectX, java, or anything else is up-to-date. I got this laptop from my college about 2 years ago, and it has on it:

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
CPU/Ram: Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.001 GHz / 3069 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

I'm not sure what is causing this, and why this is happening on certain games and not on others. I hope there is someone out there who can help point me in the right direction for getting this resolved. These "lags" are very annoying and I cannot play some of my favorite games with this.. Thanks for the help in advance!
 

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Hi - My cousins computer had problems after a power outage. Really slow and they couldn't open some programs. They ran chkdsk in safe mode and checked both options and then said run at restart.

Now it keeps running and running. They can't get it to stop. They tried f8 and safe mode and then f8 and normal mode and it just keeps going to a blue screen and running chkdsk. Not a desktop screen.

Also, they say when it starts up it gives them 10 seconds to hit a key to bypass check disk and they hit a key and then it closes down and then restarts the computer and starts all over again with chkdsk .

Then they went to F8 and choose the disable auto restart and then they got this message
0x00000050(0xe1cb4000,0x00000001,0xbf8843f9,0x00000001)
win32k.sys-address bf8843f9 base at bf800000,datestamp41107f7a
And then they restart
and then it started stupid chk dsk again.

PLS PLS HELP.
How can they get this chkdisk to stop? Thanks.

They have Windows XP Home .
 

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Hi. I've been here before, but my user name wasn't recognized.

Anyway, as my topic line said, XP won't boot. I can get to the screen where I can choose Safe Modes, Last know good configuration, and Normal, but which ever I select, it keeps restarting to the same screen.

I was infected with these virus that have been going around for a few months, and thought that I got rid of it. My computer has been working fine for the past 2 months w/o any glitches until today. The IE8 was very slow in loading, if it loads at all.

I ran Norton's 360, SuperAntiSpyware, Win Defender, and ESET Free Online Scanner and didn't find anything. I uninstalled IE8, planning a new re-install since I'm not sure if it was corrputed. And now here I am.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:XP won't boot. It gets to select safe mode/normal screen and keep looping.

Hey Vince ,,
I am working on the same issue right now.. my son's friend just stopped in and knew I am dell certified but I haven't had to resolve this sort of issue for some time now.. so I need a refresher course here and I swing through this site now and again to find some of the more difficult solutions.

I know they are a great bunch here.. so lets see if we can get this fixed .. intitially the computer would not go into safe mode nor normal.. and that was that got the blue screen.. stop code and well i got past that by doing this..
I went through the console repair which had it going into windows which I think is what needs to be done now .. after getting it into windows I found malware, Trojans and adware then on restart it is doing the same thing as you describe (looping) so I think my best and your best bet is to get the windows XP cd out and put it in the cd drive and start the computer up.. and press f12 till you get the boot menu then select the cd rom drive and in a second you will be told to proceed press any key.. be sure to hit one fast .. then it will start to load windows set up.. once you come to the screen you want to press enter to continue here.. then press f8 at this screen to accept the agreement and then the next window enter the R key.. and then select the drive which will be windows C which should be number 1
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hello,

i'm experiencing this BSOD repeatedly when playing game on my computer..
any idea what causing it?

A:BSOD repeat playing game, ntoskrnl.exe+72a40

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

Run MGADiag and post your results Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Uninstall Avast and install Microsoft Security Essentials for testing purposes.

Run Display Driver Uninstaller(DDU).
When you are done running DDU install your graphics driver. This is the guide for DDU: Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use

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Hello. My name Is Robert and as of recent(past 2-3weeks) I have been having a repeat problem where my system freezes up. What I mean by that is The screen will freeze as whatever was on the screen prior. The only thing to do is turn it off via the power button. I often can still hear the hard drive spinning, however I can not affect the computer in any way(Ctrl+Alt+Del, Esc, Alt+F4, etc.) The only thing I have found is I play World of Warcraft, and that often times it will freeze when or shortly after I run the game or Ventrilo(a voice chat program), However it will on occasion freeze up doing anything else. I don't know how related this is, but about a month ago I started seeing "out of virtual memory" errors while running WoW and ventrillo but no other backround programs, and my Virtual memory was set to "no paging file" as well. Shortly before I began having this freezing problem(three days or so), I set my virtual memory size to just above the system controlled size. I then set it back to "no paging file" after the problems began.

My computer is somewhat old, but it is only recently that I have had trouble with running WoW as I have been playing it for some time now(over a year) I don't know what to do.
I don't know if this is a malware issue, a hardware issue, or what. I have included a hijackthis log as well as a log from spy sweeper. My only recourse at this point is to buy a new PC, however I would not be able to afford o... Read more

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Hello,

Last night I started experiencing some strange and uncharacteristic freezing and looping on my laptop. Almost every program I would open would take a long time to load, then it would cycle in and out of "Not Responding" until eventually my computer would freeze up. I was also experiencing some weird looping. I was watching Star Trek TNG and every few seconds the audio would loop and the people talking would sound like they were gargling or rolling their R's. This got progressively worse as time went on. I did my best to go online and see if this was a common problem, but I found few conclusive results. I did however find these forums, and after looking at a few of the posts I installed HighjackThis and ran a scan/log. I'll paste the log at the bottom and hopefully someone who knows a lot more about computers than me can lend me a hand Thanks everyone!

JustIceTea

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:51:01 PM, on 5/28/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18444)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Direct Console\DCHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Data Security M... Read more

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I was playing a game on my PC yesterday and it crashed. When it crashed, a split second of audio looped indefinitely. I had to turn off my PC. Today I turned it back on, and the second my PC gets to the lock screen of the desktop, the audio loop starts again.

Some additional info: this has happened with another game I play as well, but once I turn my PC off and back on, the issue resolves itself, unlike in this situation.

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Hello. I have a Y50-70 (nVidia 860m version with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB Crucial MX200 SSD, with Windows 10 64-bit on it). I've had it for about a year now and it was working fine until yesterday it suddenly turned off on its own with a black screen (the battery was 50%+ at that time). I turned it on and it worked fine for a while. After a couple of hours, I was running Chrome and the laptop froze and the screen got all glitchy with random horizontal lines and it kept wobbling to left and right. It was unresponsive to the keyboard and mouse so I had to hold the power button for a couple of seconds to restart it. The same thing happened again today but this time it didn't turn on after holding the power button. The keyboard lights/fans would just turn on and off again. It kept repeating this for like 10 times. It didn't even show the LENOVO logo, just a complete black screen (not on HDMI as well when I connected it). I held the power button again to turn it off, and the same thing happened again, boot loop, until it got out of the boot loop on its own and turned on. When it did, it froze on the BIOS system password entry and the screen showed a couple of horizontal lines on BIOS system password box (also the keyboard was frozen by then). This is before Windows got a chance to even load, so this is what makes me suspect it's not a Windows fault. I tried again a couple of times, and it passed the BIOS password entry but Windows threw a couple of BSODs with "S... Read more

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HP Pavilion 761n, 1.67 GHz, 512 mb, XP Home Edition

This crazy machine freezes to the point of no return at random. Sometimes, but not always, the screen will have a green strip and the rest of it rust color at freeze time, but usually the screen remains intact.

Get this: When you push the power button on the front of the machine it will go into a loop cycle from blue HP logo screen to selecting which type of Safe mode to use, back and forth. The only way the machine will start correctly is by flipping the surge protector button off and wait for the green light on the power supply to turn off. Then you flip it back on and use the power button on the front of the machine.

Another thing: I set up DSL for the client and it was working fine. When the machine froze, and got it powered up, the DSL modem works fine, but the computer will not access the Internet.

Are these symptoms the power supply? Could it be the CPU? Could it be the USB pulling down the power supply? I ask this because when the HP all-in-one USB printer was power on, the system seemed to freeze a bit more. How can I determine the problem? I used AIDA32 to check the system, all the fans were running on the inside and it indicated no problems. Help!

Mars
 

A:Machine freezing then looping in restart

Even the best of us can overlook the simple things at times so here are a few questions for you.

Are you using a firewall or antivirus program?
Have you gotten any error messages?
Have you checked the Device Manager for any yellow !'s?
Have you tried booting to "last known good configuration"?
Have you tried System Restore?
Have you checked msconfig/startup to disable programs not necessary at startup?
 

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For the past couple of weeks, my computer has been considerably slower. It has been freezing intermittently, ranging from once every hour to multiple times a minute. The spurts of freezing last at most around 30 seconds. The frequency accelerates considerably when using more RAM. My wifi has also been speratically losing connection and autonomously regaining connection, seemingly in cahoots with the freezing.
I ran a Hijackthis scan.
Here it is:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:54:03 PM, on 10/21/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
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I adjust the sliders for delay and rate but they are inefective

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i7 920 stock+Titan fenrir cool+arctic 5
Asus P6TD deluxe v2
Powercolor 5850 manuf. OC'd MW2 edition
Corsair HX 750W
HAF 922 case
WD caviar black 500gb

Samsung 24" 1080p HDMI 2ms p2450h

Bad company 2 (and other games) are freezing like this unexpectedly after either 10 mins or 2 hours or never while gaming. Very annoying, brand new build.

Win 7 ultimate x64 + latest ATI drivers, BIOS

Brand new system and this is the first and only OS install

Antivirus: Avast free

Video I made of the problem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a61LBtqIFr0

The BSOD files you want:

A:Screen freeze, sound repeat log says BSOD

These crashes all point to hardware. Please use these instructions to find out what that means and to figure out what to try.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\TUANTR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$DI00.434\072610-23524-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*e:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a06000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c43e50
Debug session time: Mon Jul 26 21:39:03.134 2010 (UTC + 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.258
Loading Kernel Symbols
..................................................
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

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Is there a way to turn off the looping sound i keep getting after my game crashes?

I know it will go away if I turn my pc off but then I have to enter my 60 char pass at boot then at login then to load my hdds then i have to start all my programs up again and finaly start my game over .

the dragon age .exe isnt running any more so im not sure what is cuasing this looping sound

A:Looping Sound after crash

Did you look in 'sound' (from control panel)? .. click on the sounds tab.

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When I start Aliens versus Predator GE on my computer, the opening music will skip just like a scratched record or CD throughout the game. Anything I can do about it?

I'm got a 16 MB NVidia Vanta AGP card, 1 ghz AMD Athlon processor, 128 megs of RAM and a 60 gig HD.

And, before you say it; yes, I know...I need a video upgrade.
 

A:AVP sound looping problem

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Hi guys, i know lots of people seem to have this problem but after trawling through the Steam forums apparently the problem is individual comp specific.

I have tried all the usual things such as updating drivers for motherboard, gfx, sound, etc etc. I have also made sure that nothing on my system is overclocked.

I have also reinstalled hl2 and cs:s from scratch and i still get the same error.

Specifically the error mentions the datacache.dll and also sometimes d3d9.dll (but i have only seen the latter error once)

Intel Q6600 Quad
4Gb OCZ Reaper
Radeon X850XT
If you need to know anything else let me know
 

A:cs:s and hl2 crash prob with looping sound

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Hi! Here's the problem:

Brand new pc crashes at random times. Screen freezes, leds on keyboard and mouse black out, and the sound loops kindof fast. Reset button resets, but that's all it responds to when this happens.

No BSOD, no event viewer logs on anything.

Here comes the worst part: I keep having my tech guy take it away to fix it, but it doesn't want to crash at his techlab. Not in 5 days. Accumulated, the PC has been in his lab for about 3 weeks now. Not once has it crashed for him, even tho he ran all kinds of stress tests. 3dMark, Memtest, and some others i downloaded myself, but don't remember which ones they are. So it's impossible to produce the crash on purpose. He opened, and kind of worked a little most of my applications simultaneously - and i have a lot of applications. Nothing, no crash, no errors. Happened three times now, that he took it away to see what's wrong but after a few days he brought it back to me - because it just didn't crash at his place. I know what you might be thinking: voltage fluctuations... right. I call bs on that, because i have a surge protected extender and it doesn't freeze even when the lights in the whole house are flickering due to fluctuations.

I contacted some other techies for suggestions on the problem, but all of them are saying different things. Some say its hardware related, and the only solution is to swap the hardware up 1 by 1, and see what happens. Some say windows is trash (ofc they use linux or apple or ... Read more

A:Random crashes with looping sound - tried everything

Sounds like a hardware problem. My thoughts are RAM, PSU, CPU, Motherboard. Do you have a spare PSU around to test? Have you tried the sticks of RAM individually? Nothing is needed like memturbo to run windows. If you bought the computer recently, is it still under warranty?

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Hello everyone,

my 3-year-old Asus laptop has been freezing for some months now. At first the freezing was happening infrequently and I thought it was a consequence of Windows 7 being installed for full 3 years without reinstall, registry being clogged, all kinds of stuff installed, hard disk practically full etc. Recently the freezing has been happening more frequently so I decided it was time for a reinstall. I opted for Windows 8 Professional as I rarely reinstall Windows on my computers and the '8' is just round the corner. As I freed up the disk, formatted the first partition and installed Windows, the freezing was happening again! This made me think this was a hardware issue and I just needed to find out which part of hardware exactly, hoping it would be something simple and easily replaceable, such as RAM or hard drive.
I tried just installing Windows, without any drivers or programs, so as to eliminate the possibility of a software problem. Even with the bare Windows, I was able to reproduce the freezing easily.
I am advanced enough a user to recognize most computer issues from experience or by diagnostics. But this one has me wondering, especially as it's a laptop and I don't have many spare parts lying around to experiment with.

So far I've stress-tested the CPU with Prime95 - everything OK, all the tests go on and on without errors. Tried stress-testing the GPU with FurMark - temperature rises, but far below worrying grades; no errors, n... Read more

A:Laptop freezes with looping sound

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First off I need to say I have updated ALL drivers. This is a brand new custom build gaming computer with a quad core Q8200 2.33 GHz. 4GB ram, and a Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I use a 550w Power supply (brand new as well).

Attached: Dxdiag.exe
Recorded GPU temperture during crash

What happens is in most high graphic games my computer will randomly shut down into a black screen with my monitor looking like it is in standby mode. Then either two things will happen, the first is the sound will instantly turn into a rapid repeating noise, or the sound will continue as if i am still playing the game, but after a good 30 sec, it will turn into the rapid repeat noise as well.

Once or twice I have gotten vertical bars across my whole monitor, not artifacts, just vertical bars. Along with the rapid repeat sounds.

I have done everything trying to fix this computer, but I just don't know what causes these crashes! I've heard a lot of people complain about my graphics card, because it is Asus brand, but I even RMA it to Asus and they sent it back saying it was completely fine.

So please help if you can,
Thanks.
 

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Most of my games work fine but a number of them that have compressed their cutscene sequences using Bink have sound looping issues.

Especially Mini Ninjas and Borderlands.

I've updated sound card drivers, changed sound cards ports, tried all levels of dxdiag's sound acceleration adjuster and still get the looping.

Appears to be a common problem but I haven't seen any solutions yet.

Wondering if anyone here might know of any?
 

A:Bink Video Looping Sound Stupidity

Ah well chalk up to another cheap PC port. I've gotta get me a PS3 soon.
 

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To give you the complete story here, I was playing Madden last night when all of a sudden my computer rebooted by itself. No warnings or anything, just a black screen for a quick moment and then a reboot.
I thought it was a bit strange and waited for it to boot to see what it had to report, but to my surprise it booted up windows, got to my desktop and then did the same thing again, so I just let it sit there till today.
Now today I turned it on and it booted up as usual and worked fine for a couple of minutes until I was hit with a bluescreen with the error message 0x0000000A. Several reboots later I managed to get 0x0000008E. So after a bit of googling I figured I'd try to remove some of my ram sticks. I have 4x256MB, and I found at least one of them to be defective, because it always seemed to crash with that specific stick.
Anyway, I had one more 0x0000008E error caused by the defective ram stick during my ram test, after which the computer has completely stopped working.

Whenever I turn it on I get no screen signal and strangely enough I get a looping sound in my speakers. It sounds like a voice saying words, although so distorted I cannot tell what. I think part of the words is "system failure". Also listening to the computer and keeping an eye on the light on my keyboard and mouse, it does not indicate that the computer is booting, which makes me doubt that this is just down to a defective graphics card.

I've tried to google this error, but it loo... Read more

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Hello!
Earlier this year my PC had re-occurring crashed with a black screen and a looping sound which later turned out to be my HDD. I then bought a new HDD and everything was going smoothly until recently when I've started to experience similar problems. These black screens seem (to me) to occur randomly. Sometimes it happen when I watch a movie, sometimes after playing BF3 for 3 hours and sometimes when the computer is idle.

I won't be able to do a driver verifier tonight, but will get to it tomorrow. The same with ram, and hdd tests as I have no clean discs at the moment, but I will attach the "jcgriff2" and perfmon.


? OS - Windows 7
? 64 bit
? This is the original OS
? Full retail
? Age of all system components: some parts are about 2 years old (CPU, mobo etc.) GPU and PSU are less than a year old and the HDD is about 1 month old
? Age of OS installation - ~1 month

? CPU Intel i7 920
? Video Card Asus GTX 580
? MotherBoard Asus p6t-SE
? Power Supply - Corsair HX 750W

A:Black screen with looping sound - crash

Just a small update, ran the driver verifier test and the HDD test with no errors. Will test the RAM sticks later.

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Hello all

basically I have set all options to say don't do anything when I close the laptop lid yet on my vlc player it decides to loop like 10/20 seconds of the song playing through my headphones when playing on the speakers it's fine so I believe, i have tried re installing the drivers (no luck) tried window update (that caused the problem can't roll back) and i have tried windows diagnostic service and that says there is an error, yet when i try to fix it it says that the headphones are not plugged in or nothing into that socket.

Any help would be grate,

Many thanks, David

P.s. my laptop is running windows 8 (hp pavilion DM1 amd E2)

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Hello, I have had this PC for a number of months now but originally only had used to to browse the web and play a few games. Now that I've started using it more however, it has started to freeze, turn to a black screen, and sound loop until the computer restarts itself. This has happened many times and I've never actually seen the bluescreen, however I get the report upon reboot:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8007F28010
BCP2: FFFFF8800FD441A4
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Attached is the requested information, thanks.

A:BSOD while running certain videogames w/ sound looping

Hello Ichbinder and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

BCCode analysis VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE


Code:
VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800c8ef4e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800fee0ae4, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.
You had a few pointers towards your Graphics Card. Therefore I recommend you to do a Clean Install of the driver, and in order to do that without having any leftover files, do the below tutorial.

i) Make your way to ATI Drivers - Downloads and download the latest driver for your card, save it to your desktop for instance
ii) Uninstall the Graphic driver you currently have and all its extensions (do not reboot yet)
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the ATI components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and install the driver you've downloaded previously

Best Regards,
Frederik.

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Ok, i just built this new pc, cost me an arm and a leg, and every thing runs fine except for the fact that it freezes randomly with looping sound, and i cant do ANYTHING except hit reset. It freezes maybe 1, 2, or 3 times in about a day of use. Im never doing anything specific, ill be playing a game, looking through my pc files, or browsing the net and just staring at a website.

Ive swapped the RAM chips about, ive taken the Audigy 2 out, and now im using the AC'97 onboard sound. All my drivers are up to date, im on SP2 for XP, and im 99.9% sure its not a heat issue, as ive checked, and nothing goes over 40'C. Yet, it, still, freezes, randomly.

The main parts are:
XFX GeForce 7800GTX
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939)
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express
Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA
Ultra X-Connect 500W ATX2.0 PSU
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Ultra Platinum CAS2
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX Sound Card

Please post with ideas, this is driving me nuts.

A:Random PC crash/freezes with looping sound.

Try Running System File Checker

(Insert Your Win XP Disk into your CD-ROM Drive)

Go Start-> Run-> SFC

Then Wait. This will compare all your system files to the original copies on the Disk, and replace Damaged ones.

Sounds like if your computer is just locking up, not auto-restarting, it could be a damaged .DLL File.

Also, how much did you pay for that PSU?

Some Companies rate their PSU's at a temperature of 25 degrees Celcius, and some PSU's drop as low as 380W when at around 40 degrees Celcius internal Temp.

These are temps inside the PSU, not air temps inside the Computer.
Be especially careful with that 7800GTX, Thats one Power-Hungry Card.

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Hello,

I'm at the end of my know-how, I have sound looping during gaming my computer could handle in the past, also my screen freezes. (eg. Enemy territory) I have a Elitebook 8530p, and a ATI mobility Radeon HD 3650 grafix card.

I installed (using the tool from AMD) the latest driver for my card, I also installed the sound updates from HP. But nothing worked.

I tried to contact HP but there new website won't let me speak to a technician w/o a "read" from my computer, however my computer is not supported. (yeah its a joke)

I fear some of my hardware might be broken, but I cannot find much info on the web. I still got a pickup and repair service for a few months, so I'd like to see it fixed. I will reinstall windows 7 but I doubt this is the cause.

Any help is very much appriciated !

Svenn

// edit

I re?nstalled my window 7 (only installed winrar and ET) and the issue remains, when loading the game. I use ET cause its 'old' and I know my computer should be able to run it!

// edit 2

This is how I see every game right now : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcmG-LiTqLQ (this isn't mine, just as reference to the "looping")

A:Sound looping and frame freeze during gaming

Hello svennd,

Could you help us cover a few bases by following the gaming troubleshooting tutorial from this link?

Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

This should help get you started in determining the cause(s).

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Now I'm guessing this should be in the hardware section, but I want to make sure it's not a software related issue.

To give you the complete story here, I was playing Madden last night when all of a sudden my computer rebooted by itself. No warnings or anything, just a black screen for a quick moment and then a reboot.
I thought it was a bit strange and waited for it to boot to see what it had to report, but to my surprise it booted up windows, got to my desktop and then did the same thing again, so I just let it sit there till today.
Now today I turned it on and it booted up as usual and worked fine for a couple of minutes until I was hit with a bluescreen with the error message 0x0000000A. Several reboots later I managed to get 0x0000008E. So after a bit of googling I figured I'd try to remove some of my ram sticks. I have 4x256MB, and I found at least one of them to be defective, because it always seemed to crash with that specific stick.
Anyway, I had one more 0x0000008E error caused by the defective ram stick during my ram test, after which the computer has completely stopped working.

Whenever I turn it on I get no screen signal and strangely enough I get a looping sound in my speakers. It sounds like a voice saying three words, although so distorted I cannot tell what. Also listening to the computer and keeping an eye on the light on my keyboard and mouse, it does not indicate that the computer is booting, which makes me doubt that this is just down to ... Read more

A:No screen signal and looping sound upon boot

Hi and welcome to TSG.
Are you hearing any beeps at startup?
No beeps can indicate either a Power Supply or Motherboard problem.

Try this if you feel capable to do so take out ALL of the cards ( RAM, Sound, Video etc ) and disconnect all of the connections ( IDE..Sata cables to Hard drive..CDROM - power to HDD..CDROM ) take off everything EXCEPT the 20 /24 pin power connection to the motherboard and the CPU.

Attempt to switch on now.
You should get POST beeps.

If you get the same problem then it could be the Power Supply Unit although the Motherboard is a possibility too.
 

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How the problem started

Two days ago when i first tried to boot my computer up i got stuck at the screen where you can press delete to get into BIOS. Tried resetting a few times before i gave up and decided to open the chassi to see if all the fans etc started. I took note that all the fans seemed to operate correctly but the inside of the computer was kind of dusty so i decided to clean it out a little bit. After the cleanup i managed to get the computer started (indicating a heat problem?) but it froze pretty quickly and continued to freeze up whenever i used the computer for like 5 minutes. Since it's hard to get the computer clean without removing the fans etc and cleaning them "manually" i thought "hmm, well might still be some kind of heating problem i'll remove all the fans etc and do a real clean out" Removed all the dust from my CPU, GPU and Chassi fans and when i put it all together i checked that all the cables cards etc were inserted correctly and looked healthy. After this cleanout i managed to use the computer for the rest of the day with only 1 BSOD. The next day i start the computer up the problem is kind of back, i do get a few BSODS and when i run Verifier it finds a problem with one of my bitdefender drivers. I uninstall bitdefender and the BSODS stop.

However whenever i try to play any game (Wow, Starcraft 2, Bad company 2 etc) The game freezes and i hear some annoying looping sound like "BRBRBRBRBRBRBRBBRBRBRBRBRBRBRBRB"... Read more

A:Win 7 64bit Ult [Bsod + Freeze and/or Looping sound]

Hello and welcome to TSF.

It sounds like the graphics card could potentially be overheating or underclocked. Please follow the instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Unknown_Module_b2ef4f04`d78703d4
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Unknown_Module_b2ef4f04`d78703d4
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Aug 15 08:26:19.839 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:02.587
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Unknown_Module_b2ef4f04`d78703d4
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Unknown_Module_b2ef4f04`d78703d4
BugCheck C4, {f6, 560, fffffa80047e8b30, fffff88006307651}
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc4_f6
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Aug 15 08:22:28.651 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:44.399
BugCheck C4, {f6, b88, fffffa800730eb30, fffff8800205d651}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfm.sys
Probably caused by : bdfm.sys ( bdfm+e651 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc4_f6
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP
PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe
????????????????????????????... Read more

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Hello i have a computer with windows xp, few details:
core i5 2.66ghz
gforce 9500gt 1000mb
ram: ddr3 2gb 1333mhz

my computer 2 years old and until now work perfect.

suddenly when i run a video movies or video games the game is freezing each 5+- minutes for 10 seconds +-, i try to clean the inside of the computer, run antivirus scan, low the graphic settings of games, and install directx 10 for xp, and the most new graphic driver, nothing as helped.

impotent to say that its not the video only, each few minutes my windows also freeze for something like 5+- seconds.

i searched in google for similar issue of me, then i saw someone who run diagnostic tool, this tool is detect the process which take all cpu, and leave me with this looping sound, i didn't find any of thoose tools, someone can please advice me what its could be, or how can i check/ dissolve my problems !
thanks for everyone which dedicated 2 minuets to read my thread !

A:Video freeze and sound looping for 10 seconds !

Hi avi66,

Do you have a spare videocard to test on your computer? If not, you can try purchasing one and test it on your computer to see if the culprit is a faulty videocard. Make sure to keep the receipt just in case you need to return it. You can also try performing a windows check-disk repair and see if this helps out too. Good luck and hope you get your computer issues resolved.

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Anyone know how to change the keyboard repeat delay, repeat rate in RC build?

Annoying as hell, as its so slow, and I cant find it anywhere lol!

Many thx

A:Keyboard repeat delay, repeat rate??

Hello Rik,

You can find it in the Control Panel (large or small icon view) under the Keyboard icon. Yours may look a little different since this is driver specific, but it should be similar.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Moved to Hardware, due to the fact I believe this is a hardware problem not a Game problem or software problem.
 

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Hi guys

I've had a problem with this computer since a few months after I got it in September 2008. Problems started around January 2009. My computer has this rather annoying habit of randomly freezing up. The screen freezes, any colours on the screen become blotched and distorted, any sound that is playing is looped over the previous half a second, and the mouse is unmoveable. Sometimes after 5-10 seconds of this it automatically turns itself off, but most of the time I have to do it myself. This problem occurs at least twice a day. Sometimes it will happen after the computer has been on for 5 minutes, sometimes it will happen after 5 hours. That said it never seems to crash when its left on its own, only when i'm manually doing things on it.

At first I figured it was overheating. I also smelt smoke coming from my PSU. I have since bought a new PSU, which fixed the smokey smell but the problem persists. I bought two new fans, cleaned all the dust from my gpu fan (there was a lot), and now its running at around 34 degrees whilst idle, but up to 48 when under load. CPU peaks around 40-45.

I tried updating my motherboard bios. I though this had fixed it, went a day without crashing... then it happened again.

I updated from windows vista to windows 7 completely wiping my hdd, didn't fix a thing.

I've tried running a memory test, discovered no faults.
My specs are as follows:

4 GB RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT. 512 mb
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A:Recurring Crash - Looping sound and blotchy colours

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Hello everyone,

my 3-year-old Asus laptop has been freezing for some months now. At first the freezing was happening infrequently and I thought it was a consequence of Windows 7 being installed for full 3 years without reinstall, registry being clogged, all kinds of stuff installed, hard disk practically full etc. Recently the freezing has been happening more frequently so I decided it was time for a reinstall. I opted for Windows 8 Professional as I rarely reinstall Windows on my computers and the '8' is just round the corner. As I freed up the disk, formatted the first partition and installed Windows, the freezing was happening again! This made me think this was a hardware issue and I just needed to find out which part of hardware exactly, hoping it would be something simple and easily replaceable, such as RAM or hard drive.
I tried just installing Windows, without any drivers or programs, so as to eliminate the possibility of a software problem. Even with the bare Windows, I was able to reproduce the freezing easily.
I am advanced enough a user to recognize most computer issues from experience or by diagnostics. But this one has me wondering, especially as it's a laptop and I don't have many spare parts lying around to experiment with.

So far I've stress-tested the CPU with Prime95 - everything OK, all the tests go on and on without errors. Tried stress-testing the GPU with FurMark - temperature rises, but far below worrying grades; no errors, no freezing. Ran a chkdsk o... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Laptop freezes frequently with looping sound

I've been told it could have something to do with Flash Player, I'm looking into it.

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