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Q: Computer keeps freezing

So I just moved my computer from one room to another and for some reason it started freezing all the time. There was nothing new about the set up or peripherals, just a new room! I have a computer that is about 3 years old. It's an HP and it runs Windows XP.

It would often freeze very near the startup and would freeze all the time if I tried starting up itunes. so i ran all the anit-virus and spyware programs I could during safe mode. (I had malware bytes, advance systemcare, ad aware, and spybot running. I even cleaned up with ccleaner and cleaned the reg). It made things a little better but kept freezing. I went to BIOS and made sure everything was at their default settings(don't think it did anything really). I even tried a system restore but it kept failing. So I decided to reformat it and everything seemed fine at first.

BUT i noticed that it was slowing down a lot when trying to run certain setups and windows-commands such as: add/remove programs and trying to delete large files. And then it started freezing again. It even froze while i was trying to install the driver for my tablet which i use as my mouse so now i get a bunch of error messages on startup and the cursor is stuck at the upper left screen. It's my only mouse so i have to reformat...again. So it doesn't seem like it's a software issue. I don't know much about BIOS, memory or hardware stuff. Can somebody please help?!?!

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Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing

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.)


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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

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

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?

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

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I'm not sure what is going on with my computer but I ran HJT and this is my log file and my startup list: What should i get rid of?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:38:28 PM, on 11/15/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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A:My computer keeps freezing

ViewMgr.exe is an advertising program by Viewpoint. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
reboot in safemode and delete C:\Program Files\Viewpoint folder

I'm no expert,there may be more.I would get spybot search and destroy and adware run them as well.


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ive just done a new format and install on a xp machine... its has been on for several hours and now its starting to freeze up.. this is a ford motor company employee computer... they built the computer themselves...
computer seems to be running hot to me... i take a cd out after installing some software and the cd is hot.. i know heat can make pc freeze up or restart.. fan is working fine... any ideas on what i can try...it was doing fine until i started loading the nortons virus software... could that be the problem..

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My mom contacted me yesterday about a strange thing her computer is doing. It is freezing up. The appearance is that it is in sleep mode, but won't wake up. From what I can tell, sleep mode isn't turned on. I ran a virus scan with no major bugs found (just adware stuff).

I am attaching the system logs and an error dump from last night. Is this an error with hardware dying or a software prob?

She is running XP SP3 with a 2.4GHz Celeron (YUCK!) and 248 Megs of Ram.

Thanks in advance!

(ps. I have her set up to allow me to remote in from my house.)

A:Mom's Computer Freezing (XP SP3)

maybe her cpu cooler needs cleaning causing overheating or perhaps her Power supply is on the blink. run memtest to make sure her ram is not bad too post back with findings and fresults

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i am going to try explain the best i can what the problem is although it is pretty hard for me to explain so bare with me.

i brought some new ram about 4-5months ago and i replaced it with the ram i had in my computer .

The old ram i had was 512 pc2700 and i replaced it with 1gb pc3200 and since the day i replaced it. it has been crashing a lot
for example i could be watching a movie or playing a game and it will suddenly just freeze, when it does this i can not move the mouse or anything, i have to turn the switch off.

what could be the problem? because i was told where i brought this ram that pc3200 will run because it is backward comptaible, and this is really starting to annoy me because i can not do much on my computer because it will just keep freezing.

please could someone help and if possible explain it in simple terms so i dont get comfused

A:Computer freezing (please help)

There are several possibilities.
1. Bad memory module(s) - Yes it does happen.
2. Incompatibility with your MB - Some MB's are notoriously picky about the ram used.
3. Dirty contacts / Poor connection between ram and MB.
4. An additional problem is present, unrelated to the fact that you swapped ram.

If we could review some of your minidumps, it might help us to better diagnose the problem for you.
Attach three or four of your most recent to your next post.
Usually you will find them in the Minidump subfolder of your Windows folder.

Also, you should find your MB specs, so we (or you) can research whether your ram modules are truly compatible.

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In my computers whole 4 days of life, I have recently run into this frustrating problem where the computer keeps freezing. The computer was up and running since Monday, however, this problems only seems to have surfaced yesterday afternoon.

I ram memtest84, and those that froze too . Temperatures are not an issue, since the CPU is ~40, and the GPU ~56

Any sugguestions?

A:Computer Freezing

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My comptuer keeps freezing on start up and when you are working on it. You have to restart it, nothing you can do...mouse, keyboard everything locks up. Iv done loads of scans with stuff mentioned here like seach and destroy and found a few items, flushed them out but its still doing it!!
What else can i do?

A:why does my computer keep freezing?

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My computer has been freezing up lately, and I was wondering if anyone could figure out why, and how to fix it.
It starts by the mouse not being able to move, the computer doesnt recognize the input. then the screen freezes and I cant even do a ctrl - alt - delete. Audio/music continues to play.
also, when I go to turn on the computer, it just sits there with a black screen.
I think that it is an issue with my graphics card or something, if you have any ideas or if you know what I should do to fix this, please reply.
If you need more information on my computer to find out what the problem is, let me know.

A:Computer Freezing

There are several possibilities to why you are experiencing your problem, though I can't really help you as much until you post your computer specs.

I know, from my experience (I use Vista Ultimate), I experience freezing when too many programs try to do too many things at once. If you have any programs that start as soon as your operating system begins loading, it can cause the freeze ray to hit. Another issue could be caused by your display. Do you have Windows Aero enabled? Depending on how good your Graphics driver and RAM is, you may not be able to run pretty transparent theme both seven and vista offer.

Now, one other possible reason could be that your graphics card does not have the latest updates installed. This is a common problem when you decide to upgrade to a different OS. (Some Windows XP device drivers will not function with windows 7, and you will have to install an update from the manufacturer's site - same thing with Vista vs. Seven and XP vs. Vista)

As for the black screen issue, do you have a Windows recovery disk? (If not, they are widely available and can be downloaded and burned yourself) And, what do you mean by a "Black screen" could you be more specific? Do you see the Compaq/HP/Dell screen flash on at all?

That's about all I can say right now, but please, do try to post your system specifications. I can be of much greater help once you do that!

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I tried to download the TSG info but I got a notification that my current settings do not allow for this type of file to be downloaded. I will post the info if someone can tell me how to fix that. I am using a Dell laptop with windows 7. My problem is that my computer was running perfectly until about a month ago when it started freezing on me. That problem increasingly worsened to the point where it was barely functioning.
I downloaded malwareabytes and ran the extensive scan. It quarantined two files and since then it's been better but still very slow. It works ok when I first begin using it but then it starts to freeze after about fifteen minutes. I tried rebooting a few times and also tried allow it to cool off.
I though about bringing the computer to a shop but then I remembered that I came here years ago (don't remember my screen name or log in) for a similar problem and whoever helped me did such a great job. I made a donation back then. I will make another if you can fix this issue. Thanks for so much

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My computer freezes when I log off of my user name. It only happens with mine. Here is a HJ log of my user. Thanks in advance you guys are great.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:55:09 PM, on 1/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Danware Data\NetOp Remote Control\HOST\NHOSTSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Accelerate\accelerate.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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A:Computer freezing on log off

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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,


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Hi I?m having trouble with my computer lately it has been locking up and freezing on me to the point where I?m having to turn it off and back on again, i have ran avg 9 and it is not finding any threats , it does it when I?m the most.

I?m running vista and i do not have access to the boot cd :(

Any help with this is very much appreciated thanks tech girl x

DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 20:08:33.09 on 25/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.1022.167 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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A:Computer Freezing. please help.

Hello techgirlwannabe,

Please go to Virus TotalCopy paste the following full path into the empty box under 'Upload a file'

Click 'Send File'
If you see a message 'File has already been analysed'. Click Reanalyse file now.

Copy/paste the results into Notepad and save it to your desktop. Please post the results in your next reply.

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hi guys, i already have account here but i forgot my account name :/ anyway, i have a dell computer (intel celeron processor) with 512 ram and 996 MMz running windows xp home edition version 2002.For about a week now, my computer has been freezing (I cant move mouse, keyboard not responding, only thing I can do is hold the power button), either when I am just browsing the internet, or when im watching a movie or playing a game (starcraft), it seems to be pretty random, because its happened a few minutes after startup and a few hours after startup. Its never done this before and I'm wondering if its a hardware problem or a software problem, I've used AVG and ad-aware to check for spyware and viruses but they found nothing, my comp works perfectly other than the fact that it might freeze randomly after a hour or something. I have no graphics card if that is relevant, but I doubt starcraft requires a graphics card, and I often watch videos on media player classic where it has frozen often.Well, I guess it cant be random, usually after it freezes once if I try to run my comp again it will freeze a lot sooner (a few minutes) than if I give it a break for a few hours and come back (then it will take a hour or something). Also, sometimes windows wont startup at all and it will stay at the dell screen when you first turn on the comp.here is my hijackthis log Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:34:36 PM, on 18/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing

Hi,? Re-name HijackThis.exe to kitty.exe by doing the following:- Navigate to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe- Right-click onto HijackThis.exe and select "Rename"- Type kitty.exe and hit Enter.? Now, double-click onto kitty.exe (which is still HijackThis) and post back with the new HijackThis log.

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Computer Freezing

Hi Wardjus1,

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


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Hi, I have Vista and recently my computer freezes up and I have to either unplug it or manually restart it.

There is no new hardware or software that I think is affecting this but I am getting this error occasionally: "display driver Atikmdag has restarted...".

Here are my system details:
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (Canada)
Processor a
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

ACER Aspire M5620 R01-A0
System Serial Number: PTS860X013735120E62700
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Main Circuit Board b
Board: ACER G33T-AM 1.0
Serial Number: V35110G73100760
Bus Clock: 267 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. R01-A0 07/21/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (22.0"vis, s/n HVFLB01767, October 2006)
SHARP HDMI [Monitor] (37.0"vis)

489.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.51 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Hitachi HDT725050VLA380 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n FV4A104RK14TA6, SMART Status: Hea... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

1 - download the latest version of the Display Driver only (DO NOT download the entire Catalyst Control Center) for your video card and OS.

2 - uninstall all ATI software from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program

3 - visit the Device Manager and ensure that the ATI display adapter is uninstalled.

4 - install the ATI display driver and see if that helps.

If not, try this free diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit


Prime95 download site: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:04:08 AM, on 12/25/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16540)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\NIS.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\ATH.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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My computer has been freezing on me so I tried narrowing it down. Since the original problem, I have replaced the motherboard, the RAM, the CPU, and ran chckdsk on all of the drives with no problems found. I downloades speedfan 4.24. I am not being allowed to post a link here but that is the only way i can figure how to show you the screenshot of my speedfan. ninjaasylum .com/speedfan.JPG that is how my speedfan is reading. can anybody help? I am losing major time and getting further and further behind in work!

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I have used this forum before to help fix a friends computer and you guys (and gals) have been amazingly helpful. I have recomended to a few people this site as well when they were having issues.
Now I need help.

I do know my way around a computer fairly well, so if you told me what to do, I can probably do it, but I need guidance on what I should do.

The issue:
My computer just recently (within the last few days) has started freezing up on me. Its very strange, and I am not sure what is causing it. It will randomly (sometimes very quickly, sometimes it will take a while) freeze up. All of a sudden it will just stop responding. The mouse wont move anymore, nothing on the keyboard has any effect (CTRL ALT DEL for example does nothing). It just totally freezes up, and the only way to do anything is to hold the power button to force it off...

This is for a laptop. I have the setting so that it will make a beep when I plug it in or unplug it, and even though the computer wont respond for me at all, when I unplug it and plug it back in after it has frozen, I can still hear the SFX for that.

Also, after I force the shutdown of the computer, sometimes it will not start back up. Id hit the power button and it would start to start, but it wouldn't even bring up a single screen and the computer would hang right there with the hard drive light lit up, like its working. However nothing ever happens even if I wait.
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A:Computer is Freezing Up...

hi scottdavid, i have exacly the same problem on my HP nc6000. All the systoms you have discribed i have. On top of that i formatted and reinstalled XP, to rule out any software problems. It has no other software and has not been connected to the net, but still the same issue.

Did you find a answer to your?

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Hello all, just recently my dad gave me his HP G60 laptop. It costs 700 $ and has done pretty well so far... but then the hard drive light started to blink in a pattern, like On-----off--on------off-- and every time it goes off the computer freezes, and when it comes back on its ok. I am led to believe that it is dllhost.exe or KeyIso. Please help me! And i have tried removing both of these. Please just tell me the name of the .dll that is causing this problem. thank you,

A:Computer freezing? Please help!

you might want to test your Hard Drive, here are instructions:


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Yesterday my computer started freezing on me. This only seems to happen when it is hooked up to the internet. I was thinking maybe it was the drivers involved with Ethernet plugs or something, but I'm not sure.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:Computer freezing

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My Windows 7 64-bit computer has been freezing a lot lately.  I thought i had the problem fixed, it didn't freeze for 2 1/2 days then last night it froze 5 times.  No error messages or BSOD, it just stops responding to anything requiring me to turn it off and on manually.  Last night, when it froze last, the only programs open were Firefox and Outlook 2010.  Here is what i've tried:
replaced hard drive (cloned the old one using Acronis True Image)
ran memtest overnight - 3 passes - no errors
updated all drivers using driverupdate
gone into msconfig and disabled all optional startup programs
Event viewer - System - shows many of the same error at the same time the computer freezes each time, but an IT guy i know says that's not the cause.  At any rate, here's the error:
The following fatal alert was generated: 10.  The internal error state is 10
Source: Schannel
Event ID 36888
Anyone have any ideas?  This is very frustrating.

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Forgot - i also ran Malwarebytes and found no issues.

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This is my system info If you need more info I can post.
Problem In detail. When I use the web Windows Explorer7 When ever I try to download a file it gets about 60% thur and the computer freeze's with only resetting it as my only option( you can not load task manager or any thing even the mouse freeze's cant even hit caps lock) it become completly frozen. As long as i dont use the web so far it hasnt frozen, I have run anti virus spy ware programs they found no issues. I can play games online with out it freezing. Well I'm lost any help here? as stated before if you need more info I'll try to supply it.

Thanks in advance joe.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name 32193D8575BD46D
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model T6410
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2193 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/13/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name 32193D8575BD46D\Hyun Kyu Seo
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 504.64 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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my computer keeps on freezing...i have no idea why...it happens like right when i go back on the computer after not being on it for a few minutes...when i move the mouse, it will just freeze...no idea why

any help would be much appreciated

A:computer keeps freezing...please help

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This evening my computer started freezing randomly. Everything on my screen would freeze up and audio would freeze up as well. This lasts for a second or two, then everything resumes.

I checked event viewer but found no errors at the time of the freezes. Any ideas?

A:Win 7 64 bit : computer keeps freezing

Quote: Originally Posted by Question2

This evening my computer started freezing randomly. Everything on my screen would freeze up and audio would freeze up as well. This lasts for a second or two, then everything resumes.

I checked event viewer but found no errors at the time of the freezes. Any ideas?

Hi Question2,

Please let us know if you have recently added any new hardware or software on the system. Kindly run the steps suggested in the link below which should be helpful in resolving this issue:

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Also, update your system specifications here and you can check how at below:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Keep us posted with the results.

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Generally while on facebook applications, but will also do it while on interactive type sites, such as live games.

I have reloaded flash player, updated my browser to ie8, loaded all the urgent patches, drivers etc and the problem has not been resolved. I have run system tools, cleaned up my cookies and temp files, defraged and cleaned my history files.

I cannot load SP3 because it is not compatible with my uSB ports and some drivers.

A:Computer freezing

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I have Windows 7. On Friday, I was playing a game from the WildTangent Games App. I closed my laptop without exiting the game. When I came back, my free session was up so it had logged me out. However, I tried to click to exit the window and everything, except the cursor, was frozen. I tried to pull up the task manager but that was frozen and "Not Responding" too. So I shut down my computer waited a minute and rebooted. I was able to get a few minutes of the computer responding but then everything froze again. Even the taskbar and desktop. I couldn't click on anything. I've left it alone for the day and come back to it the next and I still have the same response. I've been using Safe Mode to use my computer but obviously I'd rather have it start up normally. I've used my Norton software for a full scan and it found no viruses. I'm not sure what to do. My warranty on my computer is up and I'm leaving for college in two weeks. Please help!

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My computer has been freezing alot lately.Can anyone help?

Scan saved at 10:35:52 PM, on 4/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\udsi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\LocksSupportAim\log poke.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe
C:\Program Files\Juno\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Juno\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.juno.com/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.juno.com/s/search?r=minisearch
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A:Computer Freezing to much Help !!!

Rescan and put a check next to each of the following items then close all browser windows and click "fix checked"
O1 - Hosts: search.netscape.com12.129.205.209 sitefinder.verisign.com

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] \Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe

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

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

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

A:Computer Freezing

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

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Here are my specs
Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Intel Core i7 @ 4.00GHz    28 °C
    Haswell 22nm Technology
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (9-9-9-24)
    ASRock Z97 Extreme4 (CPUSocket)    28 °C
    ASUS PB278 ([email protected])
    4096MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (Gigabyte)    39 °C
    931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 ATA Device (SATA)    27 °C
    223GB Crucial_CT240M500SSD1 ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
    Realtek High Definition Audio
I built this computer 3 months ago and started having problems like a month in. No matter what I'm running, whether it be sony vegas and 2 games at once or just surfing the internet it will randomly freeze for like 5 seconds every minute or so. Its not that the computer cant keep up because after every freeze it jumps back to running at full power. I've run malware scans and virus scans and have come up with nothing. Along with the freezing, theres a random blue screen about every 2 weeks. I tried cleaning it up and getting rid of unnecessary programs on the sata drive to see if the space can alleviate some of the problems and it did for like a day until... Read more

A:New Computer keeps freezing

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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