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Q: freezing computer

So recently i've been having some computer freezes when trying to play any game I have and also just simply browsing the web but this takes way longer to get the freeze, at first it would freeze and the speakers would make a screeching noise, I took apart the case and saw I had my fans ran wrong so I changed them to the right direction so now I still get the freeze but no screeching noise, I can play a game longer since I changed the fans but still getting a freeze, I took the computer to bestbuy and they ran their full stress test on it and said it passed with no problem. I thought maybe overheating? Any suggestions on what I should do?

Specs:Gpu nvidia geforce gtx 970
cpu amd fx(tx) 6300 six core
psu corsair cx 850m
motherboard GA-78LMT-S2P
ram 8 gb @ 1333mhz
CORSAIR - Hydro Series 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler

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Preferred Solution: freezing computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\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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Ok, my PC has been freezing up many times per day for the past couple of months since my last reformat. Strange thing is that it would freeze up mainly when I am on the net. Never when I am playing a game or anything like that. I got sick of it and reformatted everything recently. After the format, I loaded up some basic necessary progs and softs that I use alot. Nothing too much. Everything went fine. No freeze ups. The computer was on for a day straight and not ONE problem.

However, a couple days afterwards, I load a couple of other programs AND Windows informs me of updates available. I download the many updates and I do NOT restart like it asks yet. This morning, after alot of overnight downloading, I finally restart my computer. A little while after that, it FREEZES up!! And then it freezes up two more times! It is the exact same thing happening!! I have surmised that:

1- It may be hardware since I have had it awhile and use my computer ALOT. My mobo and chip aren't top of the line.

2- It is not all the things I have downloaded because the PC rarely freezes when using it.

3- I seem to remember having the same problem last format AFTER I downloaded those million Windows fixes. This is, I think, the problem.

My specs:
AMD Duron 850
FIC mobo
NVIdia Ti200
40 GB WD 7500RPM HD

Windows XP

Is there something like a log I can look at to see what the last thing was happening before it froze? What can I do to detect the reason for all this stupid ... Read more

A:Computer KEEPS freezing. Need help!

Ok the problem will be to do with updates from the ms website.
Visit this website www.labmice.net it will guide through xp.

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I have been having problems with my computer (Dell Dimensions 4600) freezing up on me. When it freezes at first I can move the mouse but after a second or two the mouse stops moving and the computer continuously beeps, and I have to shut the power off. The problems leading up to this have been:

1. For a few weeks my computer would reboot on its own while I was using it. I was never given an error message.
2. I did a Microsoft update and upgraded to Internet Explorer 8.
3. I deleted the expired trial of Windows One Care.
4. I was promptly infected with Antivirus Soft.
5. After failing to activate my Anti-virus Software (Stop Sign) I used my Laptop to search out info on getting rid of AVS
6. I found your site and followed the instructions and AVS was removed
7. I deleted Malwearbytes
8. I was unable to open Internet Explorer,except in safe mode, and still can't.
9. I downloaded Firefox, which is what I am using right now.
10. I tried to run Stop Sign and it found one virus or something bad, and froze up, this has happened a number of times.
11. I read a lot of posts on this site and downloaded Super AntiSpyware ran it and it found a number of file. I used it to correct and delete all of the bad stuff. I then deleted it, not wanting to have more than one security program.
12. Computer still freezes up when I try to download anything, run Stop Sign, or run any sites that have video.
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A:Computer keeps freezing up

the computer continuously beepsIs there any pattern to the series of beepsI would check your memory first offhttp://www.memtest.org/

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Hello people!

I'm hoping that somebody may be able to help me out here. My pc keeps freezing for no "apparent" reason. I have posted about this topic in the security forum, and you kind people had a look at my Hijack This log and told me that I had no viruses/trojans/other nasties causing me the problem.

I've done some researching on here and two things that I think I should be checking are CPU temperatures and motherboard voltages.

My CPU temperatures haven't been getting higher than 50 deg C so I don't think this is a problem is it?

My motherboard voltages are as follows:

VCore = 1.68
VTT = 1.24
3.3V = 3.36
+5V = 4.99
+12V = 12.03
-12V = -12.61
-5V = -5.40
VBAT(V) = 3.24
5VSB(V) = 5.04

Can anyone tell me if the above figures seem ok or not?

Seasons greetings,


A:Freezing computer

Sounds like RAM.

Run memtest86.


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hello so my problem is my computer suddenly started freezing 0.1 - 0.2 sec everywhere even on facebook and on every game i play, its simply unplayable now, and it was not like this yesterday i've tried formatting but it didnt work out.

i have no clue what the problem is so i'd like some help

A:computer freezing 0.1 - 0.2 sec

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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i dont know whats going on, i have ad aware professional, spyware doctor full version, comodo firewall, antivir personal edition and ewido. i scan about once every 5 days, they find a few little things, and get rid of them. suddenly my computer keeps freezing! usually im running msn 7.5, itunes and mozilla or IE, with the icons on the taskbar on aswell. are any of these programs causing conflict? when it freezes, the sound skips like a broken record, and i cant do anything, resulting in turning it off by holding the power button down for 5 seconds. i cant move the mouse, i try ctrl alt delete, but its just non responsive. i recently purchased registry cleaner, it founds 180 problems and fixed them all, so i think the registry is clean. also i used cleanup and got rid of all the junk.

thanks in advance :), helen

A:my computer keeps freezing

Helen, do you remember the date when you ran the Registry cleaner? Could you please try restoring your System to a date earlier than that and check if this happens or not? Your System Restore is accessible through 'Help and Support' in the Start menu.

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Hello everyone. Lately I'm having problems with PC so I hope you can help me.
Whenever I start up the computer and log in, it freezes after few seconds or when I try to open some program. I get error message "Windows is not responding" and after some time, cursor stops moving and everything freezes, so I'm forced to go into safe mode and in safe mode it doesn't freeze, it works normally.
First time it happened about a week ago. I didn't know what caused the problem so I reinstalled Windows 7. Then after installation, I installed video drivers and other programs that I need, but it happened again. Probably some program causes it but I don't know which one.
And also, it doesn't happen all the time, it happens about 90% of the time. Sometimes I can use the "normal" mode, but for now I'm stuck in safe mode. I hope you can help me.

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alright, i have a laptop and HP one, it runs vista and ive had it for around a year, maybe more. i have cold started it a few times in the past, i try not to do it but i only do it if necessary or im to tired. so recently like just today it started to freeze, or my msn messenger would freeze and even the task manger couldnt close it, or it wouldnt let me open task manager. when the computer freezes normally, my mouse can move but it wont let me do anything at all, can you guys tell me whats wrong with my computer?

A:computer freezing after a little while

Does it freeze only while using MSN or is it random. Also, does the whole computer lockup to where you have to restart it or can you still move your mouse and so forth?

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Dear sirs,
I have a big problem with my computer, starting from some weeks ago it is very difficult to download and upload. For example when I try to open a page in internet it takes veeery long time, when I look to the Wireless Network Connection Status I can see that at "Received" the number of packets remain nchanged a long period of time. In this situation if I press many times refresh buton from the uper part of IE* screen finnaly the conection start and I have the page.
Please instruct me how to solve this very unpleasant problem because it happen also when sending mails.
Best regards,

A:computer freezing in IE8

How good is your signal?

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I guess my previous post was remove because I can not find it because I had a open post over a year old. My apologies it was not intentional.
Trying again

A:Computer keeps freezing

Doublicate post please close

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this problem started a few months ago. my computer will randomly freeze. it happens more during games, but it happens outside games aswell. some error logs =>
The previous system shutdown at X:XX:XX PM/AM on XX/XX/XXXX was unexpected.
Error 10/8/2007 7:29:45 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 6:57:21 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 6:52:37 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/8/2007 9:39:13 AM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/7/2007 9:22:08 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/5/2007 9:11:28 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/5/2007 4:51:29 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/4/2007 9:47:49 PM EventLog 6008 None
Error 10/4/2007 7:51:09 PM EventLog 6008 None

i ran memtest and passes, and i just bought a new power supply. I think it is the Motherboard or the videocard. i have an MSI nVidia 7600 GS and a Gigabyte K8-Triton motherboard (GA-K8NSC-939) this was happening on XP alot, and now that i upgraded (more like downgraded lol) to Vista it is still happening

any ideas?

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I just got this new computer towards the end of August and haven't had any problems until a couple days ago. I was playing Quake (yes the original Net Quake game) and about 45 minutes in the game froze and my computer would not response. CTRL-ALT-DEL did nothing. I hit the Reset button on my PC and everything loaded up fine. About an hour after this while I was browsing the internet with IE7 the compuer started running slow. When I'd scroll up or down on a webpage it was be very choppy. Finally it froze again while browsing the internet. Restarted again. Froze again. Next day the same thing happened while browsing the web. After about 4 or 5 restarts the computer started freezine right after Windows loaded up. Next restart I loaded the BIOs and while going through the screens here it froze.

First thought was some Windows updates I recently installed. I let the computer sit for awhile, turned it back on and removed the Windows Updates from 10/18, as well as a DIVX codec I installed about a week ago. Aside from those, nothing else has been installed on the PC since the first week of September. Everything ran fine for about an hour or two until it froze again when browsing the web. I tried using Firefox and Opera and it froze again using these different browsers. When I load Quake now it immediately freezes upon loading. Next I updated the graphics driver to the latest from the nVidia website. PC still froze up.

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A:Computer Keeps Freezing Up. Help!!

You really might have a virus or trojan causing some probs. I think I'd go to cleaning my system up and out, before I got too nervous about anything. How often do you play games and how often do you clean everything up in your OS? Let us know...Jazz

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My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.

I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.

When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even half hour. Some... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

I have this same problem with windows 8 it will just freeze while pretending it is receiving inputs. Also have you run a virus scan?

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I recently bought a used laptop. It's a dell precision m40 with 256 mb ram, 30 gig hdd, Pentium 3. It was running windows 2000 however i didn't like using that version so i installed xp on it. Since then my computer freeses and i have to power it down and back on again. I does this quite oftens some days more than others lol. sometimes can go 3 hours without doing it others 10 mins. I thought it could be my fun malfunctioning and causing it to freze cause it does run hot at times. Or could it be my hdd going? I read somewhere that it could be uncompatible meaning that it causes probs like this one when running xp. I was wondering if someone had any suggestions on what I could do. I was going to go back to windows 2000 but didn't get any back up disks with the puter and would have to buy a copy. I don't want to spend the money unless necessary.....help very frustrating lol i had to type this out twice cause the stupid thing froze....

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Hey there guys, Im in a need of help. After I've solved problems with your help (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122718.html and http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123368.html) everything worked fine. Then one day, I turn my PC on and it starts lagging. Later it just started freezing etc. Now, I noticed it freezes when I run a game, when my graphics cards controller startups are working and when I use my CD/DVD-Rom.

I decrease my BIOS Onboard Video Memory from 8MB to 4MB.
Tried decreasing the AGP to 4X on my Video cards controller.

I've been reading around on what could be the problem. Well, my CPU is fine, looking from the pic bellow.

My specs:

1,25 GB or RAM.
Windows XP Pro SP3
ATI RADEON 9600 Graphics card.
2 Hard drives with enough disc space or anything.

That's about it, I hope you will help me fix this, cuz it is fustrating having all of these problems.

A:Computer freezing

Could be the power supply. Could be the graphics card which could be related to the drivers or overheating. Could be quite a number of things really. Lowering the amount of memory the onboard video is using in the bios shouldnt change anything because it should be using the ATI 9600. Also lowering the AGP speed shouldn't make a difference.

Are you saying it is laggy all the time in Windows, and freezes completely in games?

My system showed signs of this when my graphics card overheated. Have you tried opening the case and checking the state of the fans on the graphcs card? The 9600 is a pretty old card - if you havent blown the dust out of the fan recently (a spraycan of air is best for that) that could be the problem.

In fact, open it and give it a clean anyway

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My Computer has been freezing up randomly. its been about a couple of weeks since it's been doing this. I haven't downloaded any programs recently so i don't know why it's acting up. Can anyone help me ? I don't really know much about computers so easy on the computer lingo

320 gb hard drive
intel pentium dual core cpu p6000
1.87 ghz,
4.0gb ram
Intel Graphics meida accelerator HD

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Once every 10-30 seconds (depending on how busy my computer is), my CPU freezes for about 3-4 seconds. This is a nonstop, recurring thing no matter which programs are running.

Besides this annoying problem, my computer runs perfectly fine between freezes.

Thank you for any help you can provide for me.

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A:Computer Freezing


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PLEASE HELP!!! Everyday I go online to check my mail or go on internet explorer and my mouse freezes up on me. I can't do ctrl alt del. I did take it somewhere to get it looked at and they could not tell me what is wrong. I have a Toshiba laptop Windows XP and have only had it for a little over a year. What is wrong? What other info do you need?

A:computer keeps freezing up

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When im on the internet my computer keeps freezing for between 5-10 seconds then works ok again, just wondering why this is happening and how it can be fixed?

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Windows XP Pro 2002
2.61 AMD 64dual

I've been having this problem off and on for the last year or so. I know that seems like a long time to ignore a problem but it seldom froze and I just accepted that computers do that from time to time. However, within the last week, it's been getting pretty bad. I had it freeze three times in a row within 15 min.

Each time it freezes, I have to restart the computer. I know of no other way to pull it out.

There doesn't really seem to be any rhyme or reason to the freezing. Some times it will freeze when doing processor intensive activities like rendering out a 3D project (I'm a motion graphics artist) and some time it'll do it when I'm just browsing the web.

I only have a few guesses. I'm using wireless internet that is pretty spotty. Sometimes when the internet goes out, it seems to freeze; although the two may be unrelated. I have an external Seagate 1.4 TB HD hooked up via USB2. Some times, it will make this weird clicking noise (like it's searching the drive. It's brand new, so it's not going out or anything like that) and the comp will freeze. Again, they might be unrelated. Those are just my two guesses.

As you can imagine, this freezing has caused me to loose loads of work and is extremely annoying.

I'd appreciate any help.


A:Freezing computer

First, regarding your external drive...No drive should be making any clicking noise. Usually, it's bad news. Brand new, or almost brand new drives happen.I strongly suggest, you run Seagate diagnostic on that drive: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#seagateComputer freezing may be caused by number of reasons: overheating, system files issue, drivers problems, an infection, hardware problems, low hard drive space, etc.How is your computer security? What AV program, firewall do you use?Have you scanned your computer recently with any antimalware program, like Malwarebytes?

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ok lately my computer has been freezing up and makes an annoying noise,

I have a Widows Vista Laptop

A:Computer freezing?

What is your laptops make and model? How old is this laptop?

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Computer doesnt freeze while installing new windows os freezes while installing driver packs. Help needed

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Good morning

Apologies if this post is in the wrong area but this is my first time here.

Basically the problem is as follows, randomly when undertaking simple tasks, such as running chrome, word outlook etc my Toshiba laptop has begun to freeze (completely). It will hang for about 10-15 seconds, then produce a short beep once and everything will continue fine. Secondly, this morning upon start up it hung on the initial boot screen (where you can select boot menu or enter setup) and wouldn't progress. I powered off several times, removed the battery, restarted and eventually it decided to boot but I would say it was about 30 minutes of waiting an trying again.

Specs are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro
Intel Core2 Duo 2.10ghz
4gb Ram
32 bit win 7
On board graphics

Nothing special and is about 3 years old, simply a work laptop so it doesn't run or do anything above word, excel, outlook etc.

The only change to the system is a new stick of 2g ram was put into it about 2 months ago. So I am thinking the ram may be faulty.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Freezing

I recommend testing the hard disk and the memory.

Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk, download and set up their testing utility.

MemTest86 is a free program for testing memory.

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My computer keeps freezing from some reason. For the past couple of days at random it would just freeze up. I haven't downloaded any programs recently so i don't know why it's acting up. Can anyone help me ? I don't really know much about computers so easy on the computer lingo

320 gb hard drive
intel pentium dual core cpu p6000
1.87 ghz,
4.0gb ram
Intel Graphics meida accelerator HD

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From viewing similar previous posts, I see it is helpful to post my computer specification:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Model: Dell Dimension E521

BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v.6.00PG

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs)

Memory: 1982MB RAM

Page file: 484MB used, 3391MB available

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

My computer freezes randomly (It's never when I do something specific), preventing me from doing anything for 10-15secs at a time. Also, when shutting my computer down, it will not shut down and instead remain on the "Windows is shutting down" screen until I manually shut it down.

Any help would be appreciated - if you require further information then please ask and I will do my best.

A:Computer keeps freezing up

I am going to suggest you have a process (1 at least) that is running a LOT and doesn't want to shut down which prevents Windows from shutting down.

As a first check, download, run and attach the log for HijackThis;


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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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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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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 keeps freezing up while playing Zynga game.

I have a Dell Insperion 530s Intel Pentium dual core CPU 1.6 GHz
OS Vista Home Premium 1.00 GB RAM

I am using AVG, and Advanced System care to protect my computer. I ran both and CCleaner and I am still have freezing up problems. Here is my saved log from Advanced System Care.

Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 11:53:51 AM, on 1/2/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.0)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.0 (8.0.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10} - My Search BHO
O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)
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