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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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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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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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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!
 

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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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 keeps freezing - especially when online and when in AOL. I copied this log file if someone can help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:48 PM, on 10/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\4.2.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1221786652\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Run HijackThis again.

Select Do a system scan only.

Put a check mark behind the following entries:

O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883} - C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gvtl.dll

O2 - BHO: PrimoAdsForYou - {D35DA2A5-1D09-03BB-FE6E-C569BE05CFA0} - C:\Program Files\PrimoAdsForYou\PrimoAdsForYou.dll (file missing)

Click Fix checked.
Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TRCMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221786652\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBKe... Read more

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Hi my computer keeps freezing, and coming up with pop ups for malware and spyware software.

Here is my hijack list

Thank You

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:30:25, on 03/11/2006
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\S29mbw\command.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Utility\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Computer Freezing and Pop Ups

Hi and welcome..

Please download Combofix: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe
and save to the desktop.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Post the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.

Notes:
* Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.
* Do not proceed with the rest of the fix if you fail to run combofix
* Disable script blocking if you have NAV installed so it will not interfere with the fix. Trojan Hunter has been reported to detect combofix as Worm.Qiv.100.



Please download, update and run (one at a time of course!) Spybot Search & Destroy v1.4 and Ad-aware SE v1.06 . Fix whatever they suggest.

If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer:

Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer.

Anti-trojan
Please download, update and run the A2 (A squared) anti-trojan. Let it fix whatever it wants to.

Anti-virus
Also, run this pc through the...
Panda Online virus scanner
or
Trend Micro Housecall Online virus scanner

Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then post the log and we will delete i... Read more

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My computer keeps freezing up, I have windows xp with service pack 2. I have 256MB of ram and a 1.33ghz processor. I have no clue what is wrong with my computer. Every time i turn it on it freezes up after about 10 to 15 of it being on. I have to restart it manually every time. There is no thing in particular that I run when it freezes up. It freezes up when I am in the middle of playing a game or if I am just writing an email and sometimes it freezes up before it evens boots all the way. What could be causing this problem? Should i get more ram?
 

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Dont know whats causing it, I know its not an over heating issue though.

But usually about 3-4 times a day my computer will just randomly freeze and you cant do anything but hit the restart button.

Any idea what might be causing it?

A:Computer Freezing

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Originally Posted by Real_Bullet


Dont know whats causing it, I know its not an over heating issue though.

But usually about 3-4 times a day my computer will just randomly freeze and you cant do anything but hit the restart button.

Any idea what might be causing it?




If for certain it is not an overheating issue try the following,

Hijackthis log in TSF Help

User Selfhelp malware removal guide

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Hope someone can help me. I have ran Disc Cleanup, Ad-Aware, and cwshredder. My computer keeps freezing up and won't let me burn files to CD for backup. Here is a copy of my HJT Log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:21:59 PM, on 5/25/2006
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb11.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Binnsware, Inc\KaBoom! Popup Blocker\IEAgentSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Computer Repairs\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/...ch/search.html
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A:Hjt Log Computer Freezing

Hi not a log expert [but this will take you up the list]
A spyware program would help..
D/load Spybot..link below..check for updates..scan..remove all entries in Red.
Your hjt log should be in C:\ program file..so backups can be made.
 

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My computer recently starting freezing. It will just stop responding. whatever is on the screen doesn't respond, mouse cursor doesnt move.
 
I ran MSE, and Malyware Bytes. Came up clean.
 
its windows 7 Dell XPS 8300.
 
Any thoughts or what other things should i be checking?
 
thanks,

A:computer freezing

when this often happen?

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Hi there,

Please can you help me with my computer freezing problem? it is really annoying to have to reboot my computer all the time.

Any help will be so appreciated,

thanks.
 

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Hello,

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

Specs
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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Just finished checking my computer for spyware etc, all was goood and clean. Since then my computer keeps freezing, sometimes on the user select on xp, sometimes when you are just into windows and others when you've been on there for an hour. The other day it froze eight times in a row, very annoying! Can anyone help me?

Thanks Shaun

A:computer freezing??

What is your options when it freezes, you need to power down by using the power button? Ctrl+Alt+Del doesnt work?


StartupList :
A simple tool that lists all and every auto starting program on your system. You might be surprised what it finds, this is way better than Msconfig. Commonly used to troubleshoot malfunctioning systems, trojan/viral infections, new spyware/malware breed and the likes.

Download HERE and post back your results

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Hello everyone. I am experiencing a problem where my computer freezes when I play a game. It doesn't BSOD, simply the image and the sound freezes. Five minutes after I connect to a Counter Strike: Source server or when a Modern Warfare 3 match starts, my computer freezes. This does not occur 100% of the time as I was able to play a session of Counter Strike: Source without this problem occurring. This problem has not occurred outside of gaming. However, this has happened a total of three times in less than two days. This is only happening after there was a power outage in my home. My computer is new and custom made, I will list the specs:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty
Power Supply: Corsair HX750
Processor: Intel 2500k (no overclock)
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz. (no overclock)
Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 280 (no overclock) - Driver 285.62
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Network Card: Bigfoot Killer 2100
HDD 1: Samsung 320GB 7,200RPM
HDD 2: Western Digital 250GB 7,200RPM
DVD: HP dvd1260
Case: Corsair 650D

Here's a video of the problem occurring: Video
Here are some images taken from my cell phone: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4

Thanks for the help!
 

A:Computer Freezing

http://computerfreezes.net
 

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Hi, I recently joined this community, so if I do something wrong, don't be afraid to correct me.

Anyway, it's been two weeks now and my computer constantly freezes at random times. I don't think it has anything to do with overheating issues, because it still freezes with only ONE application. I've looked at event logs and can't seem to find anything that is of relevance to overheating. I can post up my event logs if anyone is curious. I'm not sure if has anything to do with hardware. I updated my graphics drivers, but it still keeps freezing. I'm stuck in a rut.

I would greatly appreciate any information that could help me with this issue.

Here are my specs:
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227255 MB, Free - 66913 MB; D: Total - 11217 MB, Free - 4528 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, P-6831FX, 1234567, 1015088R75200469KS00
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:My Computer Keeps Freezing!

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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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Hi Chevy and to all of you.

I have been experiencing a maddening problem of my computer constantly freezing while online. I operate Windows ME and use IE. My email is with Yahoo, but the problem is not confined just to them. In fact this is my third attempt to type this because of the problem.

Guys, I have no idea where to begin to look for the problem and probably wouldn't recognize it even if I could.

Has anyone asked about this before. I would take the time to read all the posts here but... Frozen!

Help... I'm begging you!!

Thanks

Mike

A:Computer Freezing

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Its possible your system is infected with some malware/spyware.

Scan your pc with 2 of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.
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Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploi... Read more

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My computer periodically freezes up, and I have to manually turn it off and back on again.

It wasn't a major problem before, but lately it's been freezing a lot, and now it's getting annoying. I need to figure out what's making it freeze, and how to solve the problem.

My specs:
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Processor: AMD Sempron Processor 3300+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz, SSE3 Support
Memory: 2GB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c as of April 2009
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 (ForceWare Version 186.18)
Sound: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
 

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It does it randomly and I have no idea why and how to find out why.
I've looked for a solution but I am not very tech savvy so I couldn't find one.
What I have tried so far is:

Checked Reliability Monitor, there are errors there that say Windows shutdown unexpectedly, which is from me holding the button down when my computer freezes.

I've ran check disc from the properties of my C: drive.

I downloaded a program called HWMonitor to check my temperatures but I honestly have no idea what I am looking for and what is considered hot.

Lastly I went into Device Manager and clicked update drivers on everything in there, and it says everything is up to date.

That is all I have tried so far, I would love some help.

Here is my SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8189 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (387 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-970A-D3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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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:
C... Read more

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

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I cannot get my computer to load, it keeps freezing before you can log on in "Normal" mode. I am running Windows XP Home Edition.
 

A:Computer Freezing

sorry wrong forum
 

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I'm having some troubles with a laptop freezing up. Mouse locks up, and computer won't respond to keyboard commands either. It seems like it has been running pretty slow lately anyways. 
 
Help?

A:Computer Freezing

My Windows 7 HP Notebook does the same thing with mouse and keyboard freezing since using a Microsoft Mobile Wireless Mouse 3500 and I did find an article on the internet that has one suggestion which I'm testing right now.
 
This was the suggestion:
 
The mouse freeze problem could likely to be related to USB SUSPEND MODE kicking in as most mouse nowadays use the USB port to connect.
 
Go to <Control Panel> select <Power Options>
 
Depending on which power plan you're in, either 'Balance' or 'Power Saver', select the <Change plan settings> accordingly
 
Select <Change advanced power settings> and expand <+USB settings> by clicking on the <+> sign
 
Expand further the <+USB selective suspend setting> by clicking on the <+> sign
 
Set both <On battery> & <Plugged in> to 'Disabled' and click 'Apply'

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Hello,
I'm having a problem with my computer constantly freezing if I have more than 3 or 4 programs up at a time. Which I have another computer and it will allow at least 10 things (which I don't usually have). I will get these error reports:
"iedw.exe (title)
The instruction at "0x1001bbb3" referenced memory at "0xfffb0060". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the problem."
OR
"hpcmpmgr.exe (title)
The instruction at "0x1001bbb3" referenced memory at "0x00040060". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the problem."
Which what I think what these are - are just programs shutting down because the memory is full. But I have gone to the control panel and have done all the maintenence cleanup I can do. And when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE I can see the CPU usage is low, it's hardly being used.

I have also scanned my system for viruses with Trend Micro, AD Aware, & Spybot Search & Destroy.

Does anyone have any suggestions? It is so fustrating to go through this all the time.

Thank you, I really appretiate anyones suggestions in advance,
Jen

P.S. If your looking at my former posts, I was talking about a different computer - not in any way related to this one.

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hey montana,

hmmmm....check out www.majorgeeks.com and download memtest86 and put the program in a floppy. afterwards restart your computer, go into the bios, and change the first boot device to floppy. save settings and exit the bios afterwards.

then the computer should boot to memtest86 and begin testing out your ram for errors. make sure memtest goes about a full 10passes minimum and see if it detects any errors in your ram, good luck.

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Okay, so my computer has been sort of freezing every time I try and start it up normally. Everything will load, but right once I try to open a program or click on the start menu, that thing will freeze. I'm still able to move around my mouse, but everything else is just frozen where it is. It works fine in safemode, and I've checked for spyware and viruses, and it's neither of the cases.

I recently installed Office 2007, and I think that may be the case, but, alas, it won't let me uninstall it in safemode.

If anyone could help me it would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

go into msconfig/startup
untick all
reboot normally
if it boots ok,retick the boxes one at a time rebooting until it fails again
to isolate the problem

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I have this problem where my computer randomly freezes. It freezes completely randomly, normally once a day and its getting to the stage now where it is really pissing me off quite frankly. I'll tell exactly how it crashes with an example. I'm looking around playing a well known game called counter-strike when everything stops. The first times it did this i went for Ctrl+Alt+Del, or Alt+tab. Of course the computer did not respond.

I've tried re-installing windows, vacuum cleaning the insides of the computer, cleaning up the registry uninstalling all unnecessary programs. Anything else you guys can suggest?

A:Computer freezing.

post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side of the power supply
go into the bios and post what it lists as the tempretures and voltages

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Hey guys just wondering if you may have an idea why when playing euchre my computer keeps freezing up. Its not the browser as it will freeze whether i am using Mozellia or IE. I have run a complete virus scan and nothing major was detected. I am wondering if I may have a registry error of some kind? Is there some type of automatic scan I can do to possibly detect the problem.........Thanks

A:my computer keeps freezing

Hello,posting your PC specs will help the next person assist you better.
RAM
motherboard
Make /model of PC etc..

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First, I have four computers on a wired network in my home. Everyting has been running fine. About two weeks ago my computer has been acting strangely. It will freeze then unfreeze while I am typing in MS Word, e-mail, and do this wile playing games. It is driving me crazy. I have a Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM with two ATI Radeon X1950 video cards. The only thing I have changed is that I added a wired laser printer and a wireless HP multi-function inkjet printer. When I pull up task manager everyting is above 50 percent and up to 100 percent alot of time. I have de-fragmented the hard drive, checked for viruses, and cleaned files. I am stumped why this is happening now and didn't happen before. Any ideas? Any online techs that can take a look at my system and solve it?

Thanks
 

A:Computer freezing

Clean your PC: You might get a can of air available at most large retailers. Open the case and use the duster to clean out your computer. Dirt and dust accumulate in fans, CPU coolers and every nook and cranny inside your system. A small paint brush or make up brush can be used to get the larger dust balls. You can use the crevice tool on a household vacuum but be extremely careful with that. You don't want to suck a jumper off of its connectors.

System cooling: I'm sure those 2 video cards get hot enough to fry an egg. Install more fans in your case to improve airflow. Installing a fan to draw air through the case instead of pushing it through is best. A fan in front can be used to bring in cooler air so the fan in back can pull it out. Heat rises, so the upper fan should draw out.

Cause elimination:
Power off the new devices and run things for a few hours. Turn on 1 of them and keep on testing. That helps eliminate the cause of your problem so you can focus on the "offending" item.
 

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Hello, I am new to the forums, I have been experiencing freezes with my new computer build when i installed my video card, i can't test if it is the video card because i do not have onboard video.

I also received the stop error 0x00000116 BSOD once, i put all my cash into this PC and i really can't get a new video card ;(

I have the latest catalyst driver for this video card since ati only support legacy cards with 9.2 or below.

GPU: Ati Radeon x300

Right now I'm running in safe mode ;(

Also the LAN driver is up to data, it used onboard realtek...

PC spec:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 50577 MB; D: Total - 228232 MB, Free - 228042 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, A770DE+
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Is my computer freezing because of my new GPU?

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Hello, my computer was freezing so i did a re-install thinking that it will help it from crashing. Nothing helped and my computer starts freezing about 30 minutes the first time it is booted, and it slowly gets worse almost down to where it starts freezing on start-up. I'm going to get my computer specs here in a second, when the computer freezes in the task manager the cpu usuage is up all the way. Also when it freezes the screen and everything freezes and i cant use the mouse. Please help thanks.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/28/2012, 17:40:38
Machine name: JOHN
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: VIA
System Model: 7VRXP
BIOS: AMIINT - 10
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1740MHz
Memory: 2560MB RAM
Page File: 73MB used, 4379MB available
Primary File System: n/a
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0810)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.1106 32bit Unicode
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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 08:00:00 253440 bytes
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A:Computer Freezing

It appears that you have these hardware specs in that old desktop:

Gigabyte GA-7VRXP motherboard

AMD AthlonXP 2100+ 1.73 GHz processor

2560 MB(2.5 GB) of DDR RAM

NVIDIA GeForce MX 440 graphics

Creative SoundBlaster audio

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What it appears that you did NOT do after doing a clean reinstall of Windows XP SP1 was:

Not upgrade it to SP3 and then install the post-SP3 high priority updates

Not update the device drivers

Not update Microsoft DirectX 8.1 to 9.0c

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Have you opened the case and examined the interior to confirm it's NOT coated with dust and hair and debris?

If it is, it needs to be blown out.

A dirty interior can cause overheating and freezing.

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Having issues with my computer running very slow and IE freezing often.
Cleaned up what I can. Havent found any virus issues, and posted in virus board weeks ago, but get no response so I am assuming it is not malware related.

Any help woud be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Emachines pc model W3653a
running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron CPU E1200 @1.6 GHz
ram 1gig
32bit

Ted
 

A:computer freezing up often

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I have Webroot Spy Sweeper, Norton Internet Security 2005, and Microsoft’s Antispyware programs on my computer. I run them every night and check for updates every night. I signed onto AOL for the first time in like 2 months. I pay for an AOL account for my parents. When I started AOL a box popped up asking me if I wanted to scan my computer with AOL's Antispyware program, so I said ok. It found a key logger and an adware program on my computer that none of my other software was able to find. Any Ideas why nothing else found them? My computer problem is that my internet explorer windows keep freezing up, none stop. It also causes my computer to freeze up. It just started happening when I subscribed to a new cable company. I use a cable modem provided by them. I posted a HJT log about a week ago and had one thing removed. I thought it fixed my problem but it didn't. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:25:50 PM, on 5/20/2005
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer still freezing up. HJT Log

I am trying to learn how to fix this stuff. I fixed some things that I knew I did not need. So here is the new one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:04 PM, on 5/20/2005
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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im having trouble with my computer....its been happening for a while and im not sure whats weong with it. when i try to log in it will freeze and i have to restart it will do that about 2 or 3 times until i finally get logged in. so i took the password off now when im doing something on the computer like playing a game it will freeze. or if im just on the computer on line it will freeze sometimes. im not sure what it could be can someone help!
 

A:computer freezing

Could be a multitude of problems. Overheating, failing hardware ect. If you could, go to your event viewer (Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer) and look for any errors. They will possible come up as system errors or bugchecks. Post the EVENT ID, SOURCE, and DESCRIPTION here. Also, try finding updates for windows/video drivers/audio drivers/bios ect.
 

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