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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

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

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

Defrag your HD:

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

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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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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hi all im new to techspot,my computer keeps freezing.my friend who built both my last 2 computers has done all kinds of checks,tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard,replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for 3 days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up.replaced graphics card worked ok for 2 days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up,ive just ordered new 1.5tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply,ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones.i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no's wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he's never come across this,its totally random ive even got new 22 inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present.its so annoying can anyone help please
 

A:Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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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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My computer has been freezing either at random times when I am using it, and almost always if I leave it idle for more than 5 minutes. I can't move the mouse or anything when it happens and I don't know what's going on. When it freezes I have to manually restart the computer to load up everything again, and it usually just freezes up again. If someone could check my Hijackthis! and help that would be awesome. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:01 AM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
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Hey, this computer freezes all the time probably 2 or 3 times a day. I will just be on the internet and it will freeze or just be typing in word and it will freeze. Everything stops moving and it has to be shut down using the power button.
Its an HP. P3 800 mhz, 192 mb ram, running windows xp home, 4mb onboard video memory. If i had to guess i would assume that it is the 4mb video memory that is causing the problem but i dunno. I dont want to buy a video card if thats not the problem. And if it is how big should I buy 16 or 32 mb? I do not really do anything except get online use instant messenger and use microsoft word. Thanks for the help.
 

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I returned to windows 7 after removing windows 10 and ever since I'm having problems with my pc freezing up

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Hi,

My computer is freezing about every 30 minutes. Not sure if I have a virus or not. Only noticed it after installing a new piece of purchased software for a PCI slot device. I have recently uninstalled the software hoping it would fix the problem, but it hasn't. Please review the attached Hijackthis log file and let me know if this problem can be fixed. Thanks.
Hijack this log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:38:44 AM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy LS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIADA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\NOKIAP~1\LAUNCH~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Media Stu... Read more

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This makes twice now that my computer has made a long, non-stop beep and completely freezes up and I'm forced to restart my computer. I don't get any warning errors or messages. It just happens.

I'm runnning XP Pro on a Gigabyte GA-8i915P-Duo Pro board with an Intel Pentium 4 540.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Computer Freezing

If you've got serious problems with your computer (i.e ram failure, CPU failure etc) It will emit a pattern of beeps not unlike morse code on startup. The most common being no keyboard!
Can't remember what that one means, you'll have to look it up. Sorry I'm not much more help.

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Hi, i just reformated my computer and installed xp sp2 and my screen still freezes up randomly, i cant see the mouse pointer and i cant load the task manager too evrything freezes up... anyone kind enough to help me out? Thanks in advance.

A:COMPUTER FREEZING UP, Please help...

Its either your RAM or you graphics card. If possible, open the computer and remove 1 ram stick. Close the computer, restart and try it again. If the screen still freezes, open the computer and take out the other ram stick (put the old one back in now). Do it this way you'll be able to see which ram stick is damaged.

If that doesn't fix it, try another graphics card in there.

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Well, i got a problem here and this happens really often. The thing here is, my computer keeps freezing really often. My mouse freezes up and when i'm gaming or something, it freezes up for a couple of seconds and then back to normal again. But the thing is, that this keeps happening really often. Does anyone knows what problem is it ? Motherboard ? Memory ?
 

A:Computer keeps on freezing.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check your system for overheating. Clean out any dust bunnies, especially from the fans and heatsinks.

If none of that helps, check that your psu is putting out enough power for your system.

The free Everest programme, will give you info on your temperatures and your psu voltages etc.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hello,
I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer freezing intermittently. I'm not sure if it's a virus/malware problem or just a computer problem so I do apologize if it turns out it is not a virus issue. I thought I would post here first. It has been happening for several months now. I first noticed it when I upgraded my AVG and my computer seemed to slow down after that. I thought it might be the program so I took it out and replaced it with Ad-Aware but it didn't seem to change anything. My mom told me as well around that same time she had gotten some facebook virus that destroyed her aol email account. We immediately did a virus scan after that and it could not find anything. What seems to happen is when I'm watching a video (like on youtube) the first 30sec will be fine, and then the video will either just freeze completely with no sound for about 1 minute (and mouse will not work as well) and then resume but keep freezing every few seconds after that. Then other times the video will freeze (with the mouse) but the sound continues and finally will resume with freezing every few seconds after that.

This freezing is not only videos anymore, it's when I'm in the middle of typing emails, or typing a word document. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing it just keeps freezing. I did THOROUGHLY blow the dust out of my computer to make sure it wasn't just buildup on the fans and were overheating. I have run my antivirus program (and made sure 2 anti... Read more

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My computer is freezing multiple times a day. That at a random move.
This is the log file i get:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-10-28T16:38:48.513619400Z" />
<EventRecordID>2977</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>fused</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

I did a memtest and there where no errors.
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Is your system just locking up or do you get a BSOD??

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My computer keeps freezing

A:My computer keeps freezing

Test the hard drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software to confirm whether or not it's starting to fail. The links are here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I'm having problems with my computer freezing for about 10 seconds several times a minute. I have run AVG, AdAware and Spybot. When I monitor the CPU usage through Task Manager, it's normally around 5%, but when it freezes it spikes to almost 100% on the graph. Because the computer is freezing, I cannot determine which process is causing this. On the performance tab in task manager it shows physical memory: total
(2045), cached (1455) and free (0). Is this normal? Thanks for your help.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by kevtra on 2007-12-16 12:59:42
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
18: 2007-12-16 17:46:18 UTC - RP143 - Removed Guitar Hero Explorer
17: 2007-12-16 16:58:15 UTC - RP142 - Installed CyberPower PowerPanel Personal Edition
16: 2007-12-16 16:36:03 UTC - RP141 - Restore Operation
15: 2007-12-16 1641 UTC - RP140 - Restore Operation
14: 2007-12-15 22:05:46 UTC - RP139 - Scheduled Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-06 10:41:23 UTC - RP124 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as kevtra.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:03:26 PM, on 12/16/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Any help? A month later and this is still happening.

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

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

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

Thank you,

Rita

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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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Hi,new here so hope I'm in the right place.When in IE my computer just freezes after a couple of minutes and I can't get out or anything.Sometimes I run 2 tabs and try and toggle between them,this can work but eventually catches up with me and we're back to square 1.I'm running Windows 8.1 and have had Norton go right through the system so it aint down to them.Can anyone pls advise as its really spoilling my experience.Thanks

A:Computer freezing when in IE

52telecaster Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!This problem is generally caused by one or more add-ins to IE -- as I intermittently have the same problem. Open a command window and enter:"%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff That will launch IE with the add-ons suppressed.  Once in there, open that add-ons section, disable them all, and try again to run it normally.  If IE works now, then you have to go through re-enabling the add-ons one at a time until you find the one that is the problem.Good Luck

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

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

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

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

Please help.
 

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

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I have a computer that is freezing, I mean froze. There is no mouse, sometimes the mouse is visible but will not move, sometimes the mouse disappears altogether, there is no keyboard, Not even 'ctrl, alt, delete' will work. Nothing will work. The picture on the monitor remains as it was at the time of freezing. Only thing that will work is to reboot. Will do this sometimes once in 3 days, sometimes 3 times a day. Sometimes it will reboot by pushing the big start button (hold for 5 seconds to shut down), then wait a minute and start again. Sometimes it will just blink on the start light and will not start at all (I am told this usually indicates stand-by). Then most times it will reboot no problem.Ok, I have done many things and I think your help is my last resource. I have ran Norton Anti-virus and found no virus's. I have ran Trend anti-virus and found 2 virus' and were removed. I have ran http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm and found no virus'. I ran and am running AVG anti-spy software and found and removed 2 spyware. I ran Lavasoft and removed 2 Ad-ware. I uninstalled Norton Anti-virus software and installed Avast Anti-virus and am running it now and found no virus'. I believe I am clean, however, I have a question. What if Norton did find some virus' over the years and removed infected files. How does one rebuild the files missing if they are system files? Win 98 was easy to do this when the install disk was copied to .cab files. I h... Read more

A:Computer Freezing - Help

Sure, we've got lots of advice!

Since it looks like you're "clean", I'd start by checking your Device Manager (a long shot) and your Event Viewer (much more likely). Look for red x's or yellow !'s in the Device Manager - look for errors in the Event Viewer.

Go to Start...Run...and type in either "devmgmt.msc" or "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

In case it goes this far, do you have a restore CD/DVD for your system? If not, I'd suggest ordering one from HP. They're cheap (about $15 for the last one I ordered for a Compaq - including shipping).

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I've been using the computer in a variety of scenarios and the computer will randomly lock up and freeze, sometimes when playing music, sometimes when just watching youtube or reading articles online.When it freezes after a couple of seconds it bluescreens and gives the error as a uncorrectable hardware error.I looked in event viewer for windows 7 and the most recent error is:The server {DCAB0989-1301-4319-BE5F-ADE89F88581C} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.In previous errors there will be a accompanying error:Session "Microsoft Security Essentials OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000DAnd sometimes it will give a kernel-power error:The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.Also, my computer usually has these programs at any given moment running (all the time, usually).RainmeterChrome (I've been running the beta)AIMFoobar2000DropboxLast.fm scrobblerEraserJukeflyVirtual CloneDriveMicrosoft Security Essentials

A:Freezing Computer

BlueScreenView:

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Dump File : 010311-21481-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/3/2011 9:38:37 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000124
Parameter 1 : 0x00000000
Parameter 2 : 0x860c101c
Parameter 3 : 0xb2000040
Parameter 4 : 0x00000800
Caused By Driver : halmacpi.dll
Caused By Address : halmacpi.dll+ef3f
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : 32-bit
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\010311-21481-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
Dump File Size : 159,696
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Dump File : 113010-22635-01.dmp
Crash Time : 11/30/2010 7:24:17 PM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000000
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+4682b
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16617 (win7_gdr.100618-1621)
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ECS P4M900T-M2 motherboard
intel pentium 925 d 3.0 ghz (xe) dual core
crosair 2048 (2*1024 ddr2-sdram)
nvidea geforce 7300 le
160 gb maxtor hdd
500w power supply
os; xp pro 32bit sp2

The computer is brand new and keeps freezing up, (mouse and keyboard, no number lock lights or caps lock; can't ctrl, alt and del) belongs to a friend of mine and I have been trying to help resolve the issue all day. First off I updated graphic card driver (latest forceware from nvidia) then I ran all the updates on the fresh windows install. I took the casing off and noticed one of the ram clips was not shut properly, my friend clipped it shut before i could stop him and got the blue sceen of death event id 1003, cat 102 (i think)

Anyway thought that might have solved the problem, rebooted, but a little while later it blue screened again (same code), so took the second ram out. No more blue screens but the system started to freeze again. (nothing showing in the event log)

Them I looked for the motherboard drivers, and found that the motherboard with the lastest bios (08-01-11) should have no problems running the intel processors, but that the motherboard in my friend machine was showing up as 08-00-14, so I flashed the bios with the new update to see if that resolved the issue. The computer booted fine,went into bios and restored default setting (optimal) saved and quit.

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A:computer keeps on freezing

You may not have enough RAM; for games, 1GO is a minimum. Try to Restore System if not re-install Win XP as Update.

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my computer freezes randomly and i have to restart it. it is also running very slow compared to what it use to.
and i downloaded a tv show and whenever i try to open the file and select one of the videos it says "IE has experienced problems and needs to close" i can still select the files but as soon as i click close the file closes, and all of the items on the desktop disappear for a few seconds.

A:Computer Freezing

maybe virus

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Seem I have at least one problem. After my Norton AV subscription expired, I switched to McAfee. Computer has been freezing since then. Any ideas? Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:59:58 AM, on 12/17/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6172\SAServ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your malware problems.
If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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My PC spec: OS: Window 7
Processor: Intel®Core™i7CPU [email protected] 2.67Ghz
RAM: 6.00 GB (2.99 usable)
System Type: 32-bit OS
DISPLAY CARD: NVIDIA QUADRO FX380 LP

I have just bought this PC, but it seems like freezing all the time while I was middle of the work.
I have do a virus scan before but it doesnt solves the problem, I'm doubting its hardware configuration problem.
But I do not know how. Anyone would help here will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

A:Freezing Computer

I have just bought this PCBrand new?

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Computer has been working wonderfully until recently it will freeze up, but not all the time, YET. Mouse will still work, but have to do ctrl/alt/delete to get out of everything, and then it takes a long time. When I get back on line, it comes back the way it was before.
My recent activities have been, long "memory lane" trips on Youtube. And openning something from a friend, that ended up to be an ad for weight loss with Fox News ads around it. She did not send it.
So after reading the special instructions, I have backed up my stuff, and did all the scans.
Thanks so much for your help!!!

Diane
Here they are:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:12:06 PM, on 3/9/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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my computer keeps freezing up many times

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When ever i go to download, install software or any other activity on the computer it freezes up on me and have to restart.
 

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Hello to all,

I've had this problem for like 2 months now. I may be browsing the internet or listening to music and my computer will frezze. It won't do a thing. I really don't know what to do anymore. I have Windows Vista and my computer is a Toshiba Satellite M305-S49052. I'm a newbie in all of this so if you could help me I'll aprecciate it, thanks
 

A:My computer keeps freezing

could be malware or some other infection that is directly affecting the computer's performance? what are you using for anti-virus software? do you notice the laptop getting hot at all before it freezes up on you or anything like that? usually the fan will spin up indicating that the CPU is getting hot.

lastly, have you made any software changes to the computer in the last couple months, like new drivers or operating system updates?
 

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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on and the mouse pointer is frozen. Hodling CTRL+ALT+Delete does not respond.

Just now, while browsing this forum using the key "Page Down", it froze. It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:My computer keeps freezing

are you up to date with current drivers and updates? and what anti-virus program(s) do you have because they might not be compatible. I had a similar problem not too long ago.

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Hi. Like it says in the title, my computer keeps freezing randomly. I've noticed it happens pretty often if I have too many tabs up in Chrome or am just trying to copy files over to my external hard drive. There's no BSOD; it just forces me to shut down manually.

I've done most of my important Windows Updates (it froze again when I tried to install the last one) and I've run the tool on Dell's website to see if my drivers were out of date and it doesn't look like it. I've also gone into Device Manager to update the "display adapters" and it tells me that's up to date too.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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