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Help! Comp crashing constantly!! Please?

Q: Help! Comp crashing constantly!! Please?

I really need help,
I have an Acer Ferrari 4000/Windows XP
I'm sorry I'm not sure what info you will need, please forgive my ignorance.
It started crashing all the time, so my husband clearing everything out and re-installed everything, but it is still crashing, but now quite as much. It's a real nightmare. I've tried twice to get this message typed before it crashed. Please help, is there any way you can look at things and maybe help me?
We really don't know what else to do on our own?

Thank you, Marie

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recently (like within the past few days) my comp has been crashing constantly, not with the usual stuttering followed by the blue screen of death, but just straight up shutting down suddenly, the computer itself turns off, then reboots itself a few seconds later

my computer had been crashing a lot the "normal" way awhile back, but i was pretty sure it was due to a rootkit virus, and i was able to fix that, it hadn't crashed in months, and now this started

I'm posting this from my brothers laptop because my comp crashes so often that i wouldn't have time to post this from my computer

i am desperate for help and i don't really know what to do or where to go, please let me know if you need any more information and i'll do my best to provide it

A:Comp crashing constantly, never seen this before

Lets see if there are any recent dump files> Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

Then lets have a look at the temps and voltages >
D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

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Hi there,

I have had a few problems with my custom built computer. I believed at first that I had malware and virus issues, however a nice technician on the virus forums said there was no problem.

I am receiving the dreaded Blue Screen of Death fairly frequently, I am not playing any games, just browsing the internet when it happens.

Secondly, my browsers (both Mozilla 3.6.8 and IE 8) are both crashing very frequently - Mozilla comes up with a report message saying it has crashed and asks me whether to send or not to send the report, whereas IE reloads the tabs frequently, but to a point the page cannot be reloaded and has to be closed down.

As well as this, a lot of my executable files are crashing - I am getting error messages from things like java, flash, avg, my network card, windows messenger etc saying that they have crashed.

This problem is happening very frequently, I cannot seem to go half an hour without browsing with no problem.

If anyone could help it would be VERY MUCH appreciated!


A:BSOD, exe files constantly crashing, browsers crashing.

You need to post some hardware details about your custom built computer.
Something is unstable and it could well be the memory modules.

In addition, when you see a BSoD click details, it will generally state which executable caused the problem.

I would be tempted to look for a copy of memtest and run some memory diagnostics.

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After the power is turned on it starts constantly rebooting itself never shows any words or anything just a constant black screen as it keeps rebooting how can i get into the command screen or boot in safe mode when it does this id like to keep the files on it but if necessary i can manage without the files?

A:Comp Constantly Reboots

Using the operating system CD to boot then do a repair install.

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My computer keeps restarting on the windows loading screen and my keyboard is stuck in numlock. I did notcie that the ethernet boot agent thing changed from after windows loading screen to before.

A:Comp restarting constantly

"I did notcie that the ethernet boot agent thing changed from after windows loading screen to before"...

Can you explain this in a bit more detail?

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I have an ACER Aspire 5250 laptop SNID 20103232016 running Windows 7.  I don't know the cause but the system has started to become very slow at times with windows going unresponsive. To get things moving often opening the task bar (cntr-alt-del) will work. But not for long.
I have run chkdsk with no reported issues, I updated the system bios, and a bunch of hardware drivers. I ran Avira scan, Malwarebytes scan, and the ESET scanner recommended in an earlier similar post with no issues.
Any suggestions?
Results from MiniToolbox here:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:21-04-2013
Ran by Conner (administrator) on 21-05-2013 at 12:32:00
Running from "C:\Users\Conner\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter = Wireless Network Connection (Connected)
Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) = Local Area Connection (Media disconnected)
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A:Applications constantly going non-responsive - very slow comp

Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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Hey guys.I have a fair few scanners and such on my pc as you should see in the hjt log, but even though when I look at that speedupmypc3 program from uniblue, everything is "high" BUT... my computer doesn't get below 50% cpu usage. I can't find the problem. I have ran uniblue spyeraser and registry booster, spybot, reg mech, reg cure, c cleaner stuff like that, and it all comes up clean... besides a few bad registry keys and such, unknown files, missing files and what not.Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated.ThanxDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by w0lfm4n on 2008-06-06 21:18:58Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --75: 2008-06-06 11:19:17 UTC - RP139 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point74: 2008-06-06 10:44:48 UTC - RP138 - SpyEraser 06_06_2008_20_44_3873: 2008-06-06 08:45:27 UTC - RP137 - Uniblue RegistryBooster72: 2008-06-05 08:14:35 UTC - RP136 - Unsigned driver install71: 2008-06-05 08:11:35 UTC - RP135 - Installed Speed S8800i-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-15 05:47:09 UTC - RP65 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as w0lfm4n.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis ... Read more

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Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new HijackThis log. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped.

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I am constantly crashing in Planetside2. I have gone through their Tech Support and the problem still remains unsolved. Maybe you guys can help me.

Here's the event log errors:

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: PlanetSide2.exe
P3: 50d2d8a1
P4: PhysX3_x86.dll
P6: 50b7e98e
P7: c0000005
P8: 0013f918

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 542a2d71-4d2f-11e2-9f9b-6cf049e759e3
Report Status: 1

Faulting application name: PlanetSide2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x50b7e98e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0013f918
Faulting process id: 0xe88
Faulting application start time: 0x01cde139d31ed94b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PlanetSide 2\PlanetSide2.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PlanetSide 2\PhysX3_x86.dll
Report Id: 542a2d71-4d2f-11e2-9f9b-6cf049e759e3

Faulting application name: PlanetSide2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
Faulting module name: PlanetSide2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
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Hey guys, i'm using IE Explorer on Windows 7 and it keeps crashing...it's driving me mad! The following is the problem error - can anybody tell me why it keeps happening or what I can do to fix this - thanks

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 8.0.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc69e
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdadb
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0005205b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

A:IE Constantly Crashing

Quote: Originally Posted by karlstpats

Hey guys, i'm using IE Explorer on Windows 7 and it keeps crashing...it's driving me mad! The following is the problem error - can anybody tell me why it keeps happening or what I can do to fix this - thanks

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 8.0.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc69e
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdadb
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0005205b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Hi karlstpats and welcome

The Exception code C00000005 is a memory exception. Basically a memory problem. To verify this please download a third party application called memtestx86, burn it to a cd, and run it for at least 5 passes.

Let us know if you need further assistance with that.


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Yes I am another one of the thousands that believe I have infected my PC somehow. I have to do a lot of searching all over the internet and have recently had to have my HD wiped and the OS reinstalled due to technical issues beyond out IT's control. They only believe in MS Forefront as a network security. I have also installed SpyBot and Malwarebytes, and as of today, have also installed HiJack This and Runscanner to see some additional items. I have been using Firefox and IE8, but recently had to remove Firefox due to viral infections from a JAVA update! Couldn't figure that out either, but no my IE will randomly close and then restore the tabs at whims and I am also getting a lot of the "cannot display webpage" messages for common pages that I go to. If anyone can offer me any suggestions asides from get a new IT department, I would greatly appreciate it.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:46:49 PM, on 6/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
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EDIT : Sorry about posting twice, i dunno how i did it...

Hi, i'm new to this forum and in need of help. Nearly every program that connects to the internet using the .net Framework, msn(all versions including 8BETA), Visual C# 2005 Express "devoexplore", Visual Basic 2005 Express "devexplore" and also any help file (using MSOHELP.exe), such as ones used in MS Office, they all slow down dramatically, normally crashing as soon as it's loaded. Another thing that made me think its when .net connects to the internet, is that it also happens when I insert the WebBrowser class in either C#, VB and even the PowerPoint VBA program, and it even crashes in the design mode of all those programs.

I have .net Framework 1.1 and hotfix (kb886903) and .net Framework 2.0.
I cannot uninstall ANY .net 1.1 or 2.0 as it says "The insallation source is unavailable."

Any Idea?

Dunno if it'll help but my specs are:
AMD Athlon 3500+
Winxp SP2
GeForce 6600GT
160GB HD

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Hey there,

I have a Gateway GT5628 Desktop comp. running Windows Vista Home Premium.

I have essentially abandoned this computer and really want to get it back on it's feet. The problem I have is that the comp will spontaneously crash and restart with no warning or consistency. It ranges from 5 minutes to an hour, but rarely can it go longer than that without "revving up", crashing, and restarting.

I've run numerous spyware, adware, and virus scans and protections and they haven't helped. I even took it to Geek Squad and they didn't know how to help either.

Is there a solution, is there anything I can do, AM I INFECTED?

Thanks so much for your help.


A:constantly crashing PC

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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Hi guys,
I'm having a problem with AIM (version and Firefox disconnecting from the internet sporadically. I noticed it first with AIM. I'll be messaging people and getting no response. A couple minutes later I see the buddy list window say that the connection failed and it automatically restarts. The problem is that it does this almost constantly now and I basically can't hold conversations through AIM.

I also noticed that Firefox (version 3.0.3) stalls out when loading pages pretty often. Like I'll be watching a video and it will stop downloading the video all together. Or if I click on a webpage it will begin loading it and then stop part-way.

I'm not sure what to make of this problem. I guess could be either hardware or software that's malfunctioning. So far I've tried updating my network card's driver and switching ports on my router. I have an HP Media Center desktop running Windows XP. It's plugged into a Motorola cable modem and a Linksys wireless router, but my computer is plugged into the router. None of the other computers on the network are experiencing any problems. I've had overheating problems with this computer before. Could it be a damaged network card or a damaged ethernet cable?

Thanks for your help! Let me know if you need any more info.

A:AIM Constantly Crashing

Correction: The problem is occurring on both of the computers that are plugged into the routers, but the computer using the wireless internet is not having any problems. Broken router?

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My laptop is constantly crashing. Here is what I have done to it recently:

Replaced Old Hard Drive
Re-installed Windows
Re-installed dell drivers
Added USB2.0 Ports
Added D-Link DWL-G122

What's wrong?

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Hi all.  I'm new to the community, but this is my second Think Pad.  Brand new, T460P, 6820HQ, 16G Ram, 512G SSD, extra life battery, running the Windows 7x64 Pro downgrade from Windows 10Pro.  I've had it for about 3 weeks now, and I have a problem (and have had since day 1) where internet explorer keeps crashing.  Typically, I'll get a popup message that says that internet explorer has stopped responding and needs to close.  If I wait for a few seconds before acknowledging the error, I don't "normally" lose my place, but sometimes, if it happens while I'm typing text, It'll wipe out my typing.  I have run windows update, and lenovo update, to no avail.  Has anyone experienced this issue, and been able to successfully fix it?  Open to most suggestions.  don't need to hear answers such as "use chrome, firefox, etc' and 'why windows 7, use windows 10'  I have my reasons for all, and it I.E. shouldn't be crashing. Same version of I.E. is perfectly stable on my t500 running identical OS / updates. I've included a screen snip of the error.

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recently my laptop HD with XP has been constantly crashing, and i dont mean just freezing i mean totally not booting, all i get is a flashing cursor. it wont let me boot into the XP installer(i can boot into linux live CDs though). i dont know what is happening but its happening more and more often now (last happened 22nd jan before today) and its really starting to annoy me

Anyone know what could be wrong?? Any help much appreciated!!!



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I'm starting this thread in this forum because my PC crashes when using my hard drive with Windows 7 on it and also with the drive I have XP on. I'm guessing something is wrong with my video card, but I want to make sure before I buy a new one.

This is the blue screen crash report I'm getting with Win 7:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you may need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x00000116 (0x85ED4008, 0x9234486E, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)Click to expand...

When I disconnect the drive with 7 on it and connect the one with XP on it, I go a message about something being caught in an infinite loop.

I forget which drive it was with, but I also got a message:

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ati2dvagClick t... Read more

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My machine has been crashing every single time I try to use my computer. On a good day, it will function for a half-hour. Other times, only a minute or two. The system acts very sluggish, and then the whole system freezes, and failes two respond, so I am forced to manually power down the machine.I have previously scanned with Malwarebytes anti-malware, as well as Avast, but nothing was found to be the source of the problem.This is driving me up the wall, and this is my last attempt to avoid reformatting the HD. Please let me know if there is anything suspicious on this log. Thanks in advance.-JoeLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:12:57 PM, on 4/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\ContentWatch\Internet Protection\cwtray.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Hijac... Read more

A:PC constantly crashing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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It`s about six months since ny last clean install and after removing OC everything worked..up until Fallout:NV. Now the bugger is chrashing like hell.

Running ultimate x64 with integrated HD3300 (on msi 790gx-g65 mobo) and 4 gigs of RAM.

Any and all help is appreciated

A:Constantly crashing

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

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Hi all.

I would appreciate some help with this issue. My Samsung RV511 laptop has recently just started crashing during browsing of the internet. Crashing to the extent that I cannot even load task manager and have to restart. I had my suspicions it was AVG as it took alot of my CPU power but to no avail, its still happening.

It appears as though my physical memory is a ridiculous 97% most of the time during crashing and I am not doing anything out of the ordinary. I have also scanned my computer for any malware/virus' but there is nothing.

Can anyone please help?

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I don't know what's up with IE9 lately but mine is crashing randomly on all kinds of websites. even Western digital's site it just crashed 3 times for no good reason.
as far as updates go I'm all up to date. the last update I got was for security essentials and .net stuff.

is anyone else having any issues with IE9 lately?

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Hello serpentracer

There are several steps to fix the problem!!

1.Disable all IE9 addons
2.Reset IE9 settings
3.Scan for Maleware (Use Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download)
4.Install all updates

If the problem is still there, take a look at the IE solution center from Microsoft.

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hello been a while but now im having a big issue i was watching an episode the other night comkputer crashed auto restarted then it kept going to start up repair but couldnt repair. so i decided to do a full recovery ive tryed retoring from another point which was successful but i could not get past the start up repair. so far i did the full recovery but freezes when its doing the rest of the installation last night i managed to get onto the desktop by pressing alt f4 on the installation. downloaded malawarebytes avg 11 an also tryed using a registry cleaner called auslogics registry cleaner. it finds alot of stuff but there is one thing it cannot fix but when i use it the computer no longer crashes. but last night it stopped running an cant get it to work again i even tryed reinstalling it. the computer crashes onto a bluescreen with stop code 0x000000e4. i am in safe mode right now with networking so far so good i just now switched to safe mode cuz it crashed yet again. avg and malawarebytes finds nothing.

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my pc has been crashing constantly past few months and getting progressively worse mostly while streaming (hulu, hbogo, etc)
here's hijack log and dds
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:25 PM, on 2/20/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19190)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.imesh.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.co... Read more

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Hi...Windows Media Player keeps crashing everytime i play a DVD (movie)...usually 25 minutes or so into it. I restart the movie, fast forward to where i was and it will play for a while longer then crash again! This keeps happening. Why?? I'm on a Dell laptop with XP.

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me and a few others on the novatech forum recently picked this one up.

The WLM program seems to crash a lot, the pinned icon shows it as running, but you cannot get the buddy list up, you open task manager and it shows as not responding, happening all the time for me now

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Every time I startup this computer, Its toshiba labtop and Im running vista. Im not as familiar with vista yet as I am XP. So anyways, its suddenly the last few weeks always trying to update to restart and update these 1 of 3 updates and if you just did it when its done and restarts its asking to restart and redo it again? So everytime I restart it or turn it back on it goes through this whole process of configuring updates 1 of 3 takes 10 - 15 minutes thenafter its done and you think its gonna start up it says "Your computer was unable to start"
Startup repair will check your system for problems ...etc.
That process takes about another 15 min. Then it'll start up but it'll tell me it needs to restart and configure new updates???
Around the same time the computer started doing this, I started getting popups and freezing and not respondings all the time. It gets beteer then worse. Irun disc cleanup and defragmenter all the time, I clean temp internet files out, Im not sure if I got a bug or what. The same time it started doing that it stopped letting me connect to the wireless interenet without mt little usb adapter. I have wireless on this laptop and never needed the adapter but suddenly it wont connect without it. I got another laptop that connects to the same internet perfect with no problem so I know its not the router thing. Can anyone help? I have used combofix on a HP desktop with XP before so I know how it goes but im just not familiar with vista. I hope I do... Read more

A:Vista Startup Repair/freezing comp/updates constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron M5040. It came stock with

AMD E-450 APU with Raedon(tm) HD graphics 1.65GHz
4gb of DDR3 RAM

I upgraded the hard drive inside, and switched to an Intel 540 series 120gb SSD. I used a 40 dollar cable and CD to transfer the OS and drivers and such to the new SSD from the old HD.
Then I noticed I started getting BSODs, not being able to log off, shutdown, or restart. I had 4-5 crashes and minidumps, but then last night after another crash, only that crash remained in my minidump folder...weird. I tried using SF diagnostic tool, and it crashed every time after event logs success. Here is the folder I get when running SF diagnostic, grab all.

Using BlueScreenView, I attributed the bug check string to be DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE, with code 0x0000009f. The filename that is showing red is ntoskrnl.exe. In the previous errors I had the past couple days, there was also a atkimdag error file? Please PLEASE HELP! I spent a lot of money on this computer and it is such a pain to be constantly trying to fix this issue!!! Thank you!

A:New Comp, worked fine till Upgrades, now BSODs constantly. 0x0000009f

Hello legendor.

Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

update the network driver. Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter - Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's/Dell's website.
Then reinstall the driver:
Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Let us know the results.

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The other day I had gotten a virus on my computer. I thought I had removed it because my anti-virus software (McAfee and Malwarebytes) said that no threats have been found. I had also scanned several times. After that my computer is constantly crashing on normal windows, and works fine on safe mode. The computer does not fully freeze, but after 5-10 minutes of use, the mouse will turn into the blue loading circle and the programs will not respond nor does the bottom task bar. The only thing that works is the mouse moving and that even freezes sometimes. I am not sure what virus it was, but I do know that it changed my default search engine into something called "searchcore.net". I already got rid of that, but I am not sure why my computer is crashing. This only started happening after the virus. My OS is Windows 7. Any answers are appreciated and thanks for your time.

A:My computer is constantly crashing?

Let's see if you can do these..Reboot into Safe Mode with NetworkingHow to start Windows 7 in Safe ModePlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
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My computer is crashing several times a day. It started a few weeks ago only once every few days and it has increased rapidly since. I thought that it was something I was doing always. But for the last few days it crashes even when no one is using it. And every morning it is at the welcome screen. It skips the BSOD and goes straight to restart every time.


? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Windows 7 Ultimate
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
? What was original installed OS on system?
Windows 7 Ulltimate
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
? Age of system (hardware)
4 years i think
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
4 years - no

Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad Q8200
? Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 5450
? MotherBoard

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
? System Manufacturer

A:Computer constantly crashing

Hi -

One reason for no BSOD dumps is your page file. The allocated base size of the page file on the OS drive must be > installed physical RAM.

System files show 8 GB RAM, yet page file base allocation - 6142 MB



Caption=c:\ 'pagefile.sys'
Description='pagefile.sys' @ c:\
SettingID=pagefile.sys @ c:

Caption=z:\ 'pagefile.sys'
Description='pagefile.sys' @ z:\
SettingID=pagefile.sys @ z:
Any reason for the page file on drive z: ?

Re-allocate the page file on OS drive c: - use "system managed" settings.

Also check system crash options -- should be set to "Kernel Memory Dump" which will result in a full kernel dump + a minidump upon BSOD.


Regards. . .



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I got a problem. After I terminated by computer by the power switch, there's a program called OCMCTRES.EXE which keeps constantly crashing, that is, periodically every 1 minute I get a sign saying Ocmctres.exe has crashed.

I can't find it in the task manager. I can't find it if I search for it (only thing that shows are files in the Prefetch folder). Google won't show up anything for a search.

My only guess it has something to do with the USB-stick I had plugged into the computer at the time?

Please, anyone help?

Error msg:

0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 6c696146
0010: 20657275 6d636f20 65727463 78652e73
0020: 2e302065 2e302e30 6e692030 2e302020
0030: 2e302e30 74612030 66666f20 20746573
0040: 30303030 30303030 0a0d

"Faulty program ocmctres.exe, version, faulty module , version, faulty adress 0x00000000."


A:Ocmctres.exe crashing constantly?

Please check the spelling. I can't identify "ocmctres.exe."

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I just got a new system and it is crashing my games all the time. Call of Duty, Halo, Wolf: ET, Svencoop, Teamfortress etc.
Sys specs:

Proc: AMD 64bit 3200+
mobo: Asus k8v deluxe
RAM: 2 sticks samsung 512. 3200
Vid: Asylum GeForce 5900 128bit
Onboard sound.
OpSys: Windows XP home

I will be in the game and then the game will either freeze and ill have to hard start. OR it will give me a windows error and it gives me the option to report it to mircosoft. I have latest Dx9 drivers and my drivers for my video card are from november 03 they are not old and should be able to run these games. Deus Ex 2 has the same problems and it also shutters when i move the mouse left and right. Another site said that it was the outdated drivers. How can this be when they are from 3 months ago. Everything is updated except for the latest drivers for the vid card. I did update them previously but the dirvers didnt seem enabled. I am completely lost, and fustrated any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks DszX

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I keep getting the blue screen when I try to load my computer through normal settings. It crashes with a blue screen at the "Windows Vista" loading screen with the bar, and then restarts, and then repeats. This was after I used System Mechanic to "optimize" my system by compressing the registry, optimising memory useage and defragmenting the drive (although I cancelled defragmentation mid-way). It keeps crashing over and over, or loads the desktop with just a black screen. When I try to use the Task Manager, it tells me that the application failed to initialize.

The error message that I'm getting on the blue screen is:
It then does a "memory dump" before restarting, and doing the same thing over and over.

I have Hiren's Boot CD 9.8, but I don't know which programs to use to get it back. I tried a partitioning tool, because I didn't know what it was and thought it could help [I know, very stupid...], and it fixed 3 "partition errors" but all that seemed to do is hide my D:/ drive when I load up my computer in Safe Mode. Although, when I start Windows Mini XP via the boot CD, the C:/ and D:/ drives are still there, with all data intact.

I'd like to try some methods rather than factory resetting my computer immedietly.

Can anyone help? Or suggest programs to use on Hiren's Boot CD? Or even any alternate suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

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Hey guys im a bit of a newbie with this so if you do reply could you please dumb your answers down for me as im not sureon alot of the lingo. My pc is brand ne i brought a few weeks ago, had it built . Only have pubg installed on it with discord and it constanly crashes mid game. I have verified the files and all that . These are my specs hope someone can help cheers.

Core I7 8700k , GTX1070, cooler master liquid ml 120, 2 x 8gig ram, kingston ssd 240, windows 10, 2tb hard drive, msi z370 gaming pro carbon motherboard.

Thanks in advance guys/girls . Hope you all have a good xmas

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I have a problem. I will try to be as detailed as possible.
Computer: ASUS laptop X53S
OS: Windows 7 premium 64 bit
Antivirus software: ESET
For the last couple of months, whenever my computer has updates that require restart, my personalized setting (e.g., screen saver picture, my work and personal files on the desktop, toolbar icons I’ve chosen, etc.) will vanish after the computer has restarted; the screen will look the way it did when I first purchased it, with the generic brand logo on it, and all my files, settings, are gone). However, after fiddling with it for a few minutes (usually restarting it a few times) my personal settings would show up again. I turned off automatic updating after this happened a few times.
A few days later, however, my computer seemed to have a mental breakdown: if I tried turning it on (main user account-administrator), the screen would sometimes go blank (although it was still on), my personal desktop screen saver and tool bar icons were there but all of my files, and icons, and personal settings on the desktop would be gone and I couldn’t open anything, including the start menu; nothing worked. Interestingly, if I log in as another user (non-administrator), most programs will work, albeit not very well.
I then tried starting it in safe mode. When I log in to my main account (i.e., administrator user) in safe mode a box comes up every few seconds saying: “windows explorer has stopped working,” th... Read more

A:Windows 7 constantly crashing

Hold F2  or repeatedly press it; shortly after power on. this will get you into bios where you can set the dvd drive as first boot option.

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I think I found the solution! forget about tabbed browsing. Run just one tab and IE 11 won't crash and freeze up so that you have to keep task manager open all the time shut down a frozen IE 11. That's is Folks I've been on 1 tab all afternoon and not one crash not even Facebook.

A:IE11 constantly crashing

Originally Posted by Clintlgm

I think I found the solution! forget about tabbed browsing. Run just one tab and IE 11 won't crash and freeze up so that you have to keep task manager open all the time shut down a frozen IE 11. That's is Folks I've been on 1 tab all afternoon and not one crash not even Facebook.

Wrong 48 minutes after I posted this IE 11 with one tab open Facebook froze, I open this forum to append this post and could not have to close out and restart IE 11

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Bough my laptop last week and since the first days it has been crashing with almost all the programs I open (edge, chrome, word, and even the hp support app) forcing me to power down and restart it to make it work again. I did all the updates available but the problems persisted. What can I do??

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Yay. The title says it--my games are constantly crashing. For example, Ragnarok Online suddenly gives me a disconnection error; Warcraft 3 suddenly flashes a Fatal Error, and other games just exit out of. This has been annoying me for almost a week now, and I cannot take it anymore. I NEED TO KILL PEOPLE ONLINE!

...Not that I'm addicted, or anything, but seriously. Anyone have any idea what might be causin' this? virus and malware scans come up negative, so I've no clue. This is a great mystery!

(Note that my computer's been working fine for about two years; I run WinXP SP-2...or 3. I can't recall. I'll check and edit this later.)

Well, if anyone has any insight into this problem, your assistance is GREATLY appreciated.

A:Games constantly crashing

First, reboot your cable/DSL modem, if you have one, and also reboot your router/switch/hub. These can be rebooted by just unplugging the power cable, then plugging it back in after 10 seconds or so.

Does your computer have an integrated network controller, or a separate PCI network card? If it's integrated, the ethernet cable will plug in near the USB ports in the back, if it's separate, it will plug in somewhere below the video card in the back.

If it's integrated, try a separate card. They can't cost more than $5 nowadays.

If it's a separate card, try the integrated network controller, or, if there isn't one, try another network card. Again, they're like $5.

The reason I'm blaming the network card is because they're so cheap. It really can't hurt to try another card, there is a huge surplus of NIC's on the market right now.
If these errors occur during single player games, then that's another issue.

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Computer keeps crashing repeatedly. I've been trying to narrow down the cause but can't...

I can make it crash with graphics hardware accel on full when I load up a game such as Counterstrike and then minimize out to my desktop, my PC crashes and sound loops.

My PC also crashes occasionally when running iTunes. The sound loops and PC freezes.

Also occasionally happens when loading video files in VLC or from the Web via divx player or whatever.

There are also just the random crashes that happen under no set circumstances. The PC just freezes and sound loops, or I get a bluescreen.

I tested my RAM last night using a boot CD with RamTest, it's 100% working, no errors...
I've repaired my registry several times, I do that regularly. I run nod32 and spybot S&D, so that's clean. I've got several GB of HD space free...

When I turn my graphics hardware accel off I haven't been able to make the PC crash. This leads me to the assumption that it's my graphics card that's causing the crashes? Anything I can do to narrow this down? It's really annoying!... :(

A:[SOLVED] PC crashing constantly


It sounds like you have a faulty video card or a power supply that's not strong enough.
If you're lucky it's the video driver that needs to be reinstalled/updated. What driver version are you using?
What are the system specifications?
Is there a video card or PSU you can borrow and try?

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I had been  posting on this forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/500149/hacktoolwin32keygen/page-2#entry3098408) am currently at number 1 of 6 tasks hope you can help.
I am now trying to learn how to post.
My OS is windows 7

A:BSOD crashing constantly

There is not a lot yet to research at this time, so I will go back over the errors.
Please complete all of these scans and post the logs back here
I should have picked this up earlier - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and MSE are both installed .............
MSE will never work with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise installed beside it - Remove one Now -
First step without the scans -
Click on this M/soft FixIt to reset your Hosts file http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9668866
Click Run and follow the basic instructions -
 Scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
1.Hold down Control and click HERE to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
2.Click the ESET Online Scanner button.
3.NOTE :.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
- 1.Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
- 2.Double click on the ESET Online Scanner icon on your desktop.
 4.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
 5.Click the Start button.
 6.Accept any security warnings from your browser.
 7.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
8.Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
 9.ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please b... Read more

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I am doing simple tasks and my computer keeps crashing constantly. I had to restart explorer and it stopped responding when I right-clicked on it. The HDD is only 4% fragmented and it is so slow the HDD would be 65% fragmented.

A:Computer Crashing Constantly


You have used the word crash, if available, please provide us with the required information

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Hey guys, well basically my computer is constantly crashing what I mean by this is an application will first stop working, followed by every other application then my mouse will freeze and the orange light on my system stay's on (the processor light I think). Then what usually happens is when I reboot the system it will fail to boot by staying stuck on windows loading screen or crash again a short while after I log in, this can usually be stopped by pulling the power and SATA cable out of my hard-drive, blowing on them, and putting them back in (weird?). Now what's even weirder is I have re-installed the OS several times, tried differen't OS's replaced the SATA cable and power cable as well as bought a whole new hard-drive but the problems persist. So im not sure what to do right now as sometimes the crashes cause the boot sector to go corrupt and cause me to have to format and re-install (a friggin pain in the ***). At the moment Im'm using windows XP, I have tried Vista but the same problems occur.

here's my Dxdiag log, im not sure what else I need to post
System Information
Time of this report: 3/17/2009, 16:09:08
Machine name: ZAK-011FFF8F490
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: 939Dual-VSTA
BIOS: Default System BIOS
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A:Computer constantly crashing

I believe you're conflicts are a result of the AMD and XP SP 3. http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/windows-xp-sp3-amd-stop-0x0000007E.html There is a conflict between the two. http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/windows-xp-sp3-amd-stop-0x0000007E.html This particular site has the patch for the two but Microsoft site also has it. Please read up on the issue and download the patch to see if things clear up before you rip into other things. Jazz

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I've been using Firefox for years now but in the last month or so it's began crashing around 10 times per day.
The crashes usually happen when I click the "Bookmark" tab, Firefox will freeze and then the "Not responding" appears at the top of the window, it happens about 70% of the time i click Bookmarks.
This also happens EVERY time I try and clear my "Browsing and Download History" - so essentially i'm no longer able to wipe history anymore. I am however still able to clear the cache, cookies and search history etc.

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling firefox. I tried running my CCleaner to clear the registry and that. I've run Malwarebytes and AVG in case there's something else causing this. Nothing works.

Any ideas? I'm not exactly proficient is computers by any means so please try keep it as simple as possible

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My friend has a Hewlett Packard Desktop Computer which is approximately 18 months old I started the Computer and was confronted with a Window stating the folowing, your computer has recovered from a serious error. Iwas giving the option of sending an error report to Microsoft. Isent it. The computer is Windows XP SP 2 Iwent to the Microsoft update site but the computer crashed. The computer is configured for Automatic updates. I then went to the Control Panel and Clicked on Security and was confronted with the following, Due to an unidentified problem windows cannot displaywindowsFirewall settings. Ithen Clicked on to the Icon directly beneath Security which is Firewall and received the exact same message I then was fortunate to have enough tome to Download A V G Anti-Virus Free. Istarted a scan and found 24 infections before the computer crashed. I The computer is then downloaded A Squared which is good at detecting and removing Trojans. The scan detected 230 infections before the computer crashed. To download the programs mentioned i had to do it via BT as Internet Explorer would not connect. The computer has IE6 I then turned off the computer for 30 minutes and tried again via SAFE MODE but again the computer crashed The computer is used by a family who have no knowledge of computer security Through a period of 8 hours Literally the computer would crash after 2 Minutes of Use.Every time the computer crashed or i turned the computer off and then on the Previously mentione... Read more

A:Computer Constantly Crashing

You could try using the Ultimate Boot Disk for Windows.It allows you to boot the computer into a Windows-like environment (screen-shot) and is loaded with antivirus and other system recovery and generally useful tools (list of tools). The website includes a brief summary of how UBD4Win can be used to recover from a virus attack (see FAQ)It also allows you to access all NTFS, FAT, FAT16, and FAT32 volumes and durn CD's and DVD's. This means that under a worst-case scenario, you will still be able to recover important files and information.The system requirements are as follows:100Mhz CPU128Mb RAM500Mb Hard drive with at least 100Mb free2Mb VGA graphics cardKeyboard and MouseI encourage you to visit the UBD4Win website and read more about it.

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Hello everyone,

i just built a new pc (see specs)

and ALL of my programs either have crashed once or haven't even launched, a quick reboot fixes the problems sometimes, but when some programs work other programs don't.

ex: my firefox will crash, but xfire works, then i reboot, and now firefox works but xfire doesn't.

i even rebooted once to find that ALL of my programs are "not responding" or instantly crashing, but some other useless programs (well, not useless but things i don't really use) such as minesweeper or paint will work.

i was wondering if changing to a 32-bit OS will fix most or all of these problems or would it rather be a hardware issue, maybe my HDD or RAM not finding files or not saving them correctly or something.

any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Programs Crashing Constantly

Sounds like you may have hardware problem. The quickest way to troubleshoot is by using the Event Viewer. By finding the Error(s) that occurs at the same time as the crash, we can better determine the cause(s):

Follow this path:
Control Panel Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> Click on System & Apps, one at a time on the left> look for Errors on the right> right click error> Properties> note description of error, Event# and Source.

There is a "copy" button below the up/down arrows. Click that, then go to any place that allows you to type (ie. notepad, wordpad, this board) and you can paste (use CTRL-V) the entire event details there. It makes for easy reporting of the event.

If you want to paste the Event here, you do not need to include the lines of code that follow the Description- but paste all else. Please do not include Warnings or Information Events.

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I've been looking for some time now (few months) through previous topics about this but it doesn't seem any fix is working...

It's quite random, but when I try to do something to a file, whether its copy it (by right clicking, and pressing copy), pasting (same method), going to properties of the file, deleting a file, opening a folder, or essentially anything that uses explorer.exe, sometimes it will crash.

It's absolutly random, but for example, just now I right clicked on a file and went to properties, and it crashed.

I doubt it's a certain file type, because this happens with folders as well.

The only error message I ever get from this is that explorer.exe is not responding and needs to close, and then the message if I want to send the problem to Microsoft.

This problem feels as if I'm stressing explorer.exe until it crashes... except I'm barely doing anything.

Any ideas?

A:explorer.exe constantly crashing

Hello Gamepro03

This problem can be caused by a poorly coded context menu handler. A context menu handler is a shell extension handler that adds commands to an existing context menu (Example: cut, copy, paste, print, Scan with Norton etc)

Download ShellExView and run it.

It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions. Once the scan is over and the list is displayed, you need to spot the context menu handlers. Sort the results using "Type", so that the context menu handlers are displayed together.

General rule here is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView.

You can disable them ...they say "one at a time" and see what effect it has on the problem. You can do it a lot quicker by bisecting the list, disabling half of the entries in one fell swoop, rebooting and trying the right click. You just have to narrow it down. Then keep bisecting the list until it is just a few and do these one at a time. The problem is that you have to reboot between tries to get accurate testing of the results of your disabling.

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Around 2 months ago, I re-installed Windows 8.1 with the same software and settings as all my other installations.

After that I kept seeing this error pop up randomly;

and has done that ever since. It has no correlation to what I'm doing it seems, sometimes I can see it 3 times within 5-10 minutes, other times it won't happen for hours. It even minimizes the games I'm playing when it pops up, which is the main reason why I want it fixed.

Right now I'd rather not re-install again, as I plan on moving to Windows 10 as soon as humanly possible.

Any suggestions?

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