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Q: My computer keeps freezing

Hi I am new to this site but it seems promising and I am hoping someone can assist me.
My computer keeps freezing. I have run all of the virus programs, adware programs and spybot. I have looked at the svchost.exe files and found nothing in caps. I have reviewed the cpu usuage and it is 2 to 4 percent. I have defraged the hard drive, and I am attaching the Hijacking log.
Can someone please tell me what is the problem here. I thought I have eliminated a virus but someone told me the svchost.exe virus is not seen by the usual programs.

Preferred Solution: My computer keeps freezing

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: My computer keeps freezing

check your ram with memtest 86+ booted from a floppy/CD for at least 7 passes. Check your PSU for proper voltages with a multimeter. Check your temps. Check your drivers and BIOS versions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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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?

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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My computer has been freezing all day today, lots of programs I have been running randomly won't load, or will just freeze and stop working right in the middle of use. I did a spybot scan and removed some files, but it didn't help the problem. I did a hijackthis scan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:33:25 PM, on 8/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweepe... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

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Hi all,

Running WIN XP.

My computer will work fine for a while, then suddenly it will just freeze - not doing anything particular or with large applications open - just randomly, and I have to reboot to go again.

Does the RAM need replacing? Any one got any ideas?


A:Freezing Computer

How much memory installed? How much free hard drive space?I'd do two things first: a. Check to tensure that all fans are working as they should. This calls for removing the side panel and actually watching to see if the CPU, power supply fan, and any others...are actually turning. b. Go into the BIOS (after one of these shutdowns) and check the CPU temperature registered there.I would also blow out the dust within the case (after turning the system off).I would also check Event Viewer errors for possible clues re system problems.What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html Louis

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So yesterday, my computer turned off for no reason. I thought it was overheating, because I had the computer had been on for 10 hours straight (My brother used it as well). Today, I tried turning it on, and it freezes at the start, where, for my computer, it says GATEWAY, and big words. It stays there and I can't do anything about it. After 10 minutes, it beeps once, and a minute later turns off. Also, yesterday the screen was black when I left and came back for a while, and it wouldn't turn back. I pressed enter and it made the login sound, and then I can hear some sounds from the game my brother was playing, but it remained black. So I turned on High Contrast and turned it off and it turned back to normal. Does that have anything to do with it? Help?

Oh and by the way, I can't access Safe Mode. I don't get a BSOD either.

A:My computer keeps freezing

Try replacing the power supply if this is a desktop PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer freezing up

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

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

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

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

If not, try this free diagnostics:


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

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

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


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


Prime95 download site: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
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I've been having this very annoying problem of my computer freezing up for the last couple of months. There doesn't seem to be a certain program or number of applications I've got open for it to happen. The computer has even frozen up while nothing is running, other than the basic background stuff overnight. It doesn't happen everyday, or even every night. However, today it happened 4 times in an hour. When it freezes, I don't get an error, or a beep or anything indicating an error, other than the screen and mouse freezing. I'm unable to bring up the Windows Task Manager window using Ctrl Alt Del. I have to click the restart button on the tower itself in order to restart it, which of course means my pc then has to do a full disc scan. I can bypass the scan, but I usually run it, just in case this time it finds an actual error. (it never does though)I've run PC Bug Dr, Ad Aware, Spybot, and AVG and all say there are no errors or viruses on my pc. Please help I have an AMD Athlon 704 MHz, 640 MB of RAMLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:52:14 PM, on 04/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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\Sy... Read more

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Hello Kis and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.For non-malware related performance issues I would suggest posting in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum and let the techs there have a look at the system. They can analyze what's running and make any recommendations for problematic applications. Let them know that you have been to this forum and that no malware was found.Cheers.OT

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I'm having a terrible time with my computer freezing up on me. I'll be in the middle of doing something and then it just freezes up and I can't do anything. I'm not able to switch to any other windows I have open. I do a "ctrl, alt, delete", go to the task manager and try to end the programs, and it tells me that the program is not responding. It takes several times of trying to end the program before they actually close. I then have to restart my computer before it works again. It'll work for a little while, but then it does it again. This is getting very frustrating. How can I resolve this issue?

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I Hope this is the right section. I Have windows xp. For a week now my computer will freeze up when i turn it on and i have to reboot/turn it off and on almost 6-10 times just for it to completely load up without it freezing. It also makes a high pitch type of whistling noise when it doesn't start up right. Also when i actaully have it booted up and everything it will freeze up here and there for no apparent reason. So My question is why is it freezing? I Do believe this computer came with xp already on it but i have a disc should i try repair? i've been told to do the defraging. I Hvae nOrton 2007 , haven't had any virus's or anything i keep spyware off my computer so i'm lost on why it does that. So Please help i would appreciate it

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first head to Wal*Mart or some place like that. pick yourself up a can of air (really, they do exist it's compressed air)and a dustmaks now that you are armed with air
take computer to a well ventilated area (garage or outside is probably best)
remove the side panel of your computer, the right side if you are looking at the back of it. (put dustmask on face)
take that can of air and attach the straw like thing that should have came with it.
point straw end toward the processor, the little holes in the power supply, the ram, the video card, basically anywhere you see dust.
hit that processor one more time before you're done.
now bring that bad boy back in the house and hook it back up.

one of two things should happen.
1. problem goes away, happy you

2. problem still exists

If 2,
keep everything plugged in
remove side panel again
turn pc on
look at fan(s)
replace as necessary

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Im on XP Pro, virtually every time i login to my computer, when i get to the desktop it freezes and the only way to get past this is to use task manager and logout.

During this process the End Now section appears with explorer.exe and the option to end now, so i click end now and back i go the login screen. I do this about 3-4 times and finally it doesnt freeze.

Also when i click on icons and open folders, sometimes it will freeze.

I have run anti-virus and spy-ware scans and nothing i can see is linked to the problem it that regard.
Can someone please help.

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Have you tried running sfc /scannow to replace possible missing/corrupt system files?LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues (errors) which might help?What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html Louis

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There are some suspisious thingso n my Task Manager>Processors, i ordered it by USERNAME and they were all on linda (my mom's computername)jusched.exeE_FATIACA.EXESaiMFD.exei just end their process but every time i restart they come back on my task manager.Also my computer keeps freezing, its happened 3 times today. heres my hijackthis logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:20:13 PM, on 4/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program ... Read more

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Please don't start any more new topics,you're just confusing the issue at hand.Please make all replies in your original topic here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/88507/xlibsomething254bll/This topic is now closed.

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My pc starts up then after a few minutes freezes. after i restart it works fine. sometimes i have to restart twice for it to work fine. It does the same thing with all the windows i tried( Windows xp, 7 professional and 7 ultimate). At the moment it is running windows 7 professinal. Also does the same thing with all diff anti viruses. At the moment there isn't an anti virus installed.

Please Help

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Greetings one and all,

I've been tinkering about with a friends computer trying to find out why it keeps freezing.
Since he's had the machine, he's been getting regular errors such as

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience "

"Svhost.exe ? Application Error
The instruction at ?0 x 745f2780? referenced memory at ?0 x 00000000?. The memory could not be read."

I've had him run all sorts of scans, anti-virus, anti spyware/mal ware, error checks etc, and occasionally coming up with one or two bits and pieces, but nothing that was too out of the ordinary or that couldnt be fixed there and then.

Still these errors pop up.

It there anyway to expand on them, and find out what might be behind them ??

Your advice is appreciated as always !

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Look for error messages in the Event Viewer located in the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. I would start with the errors in the Application tab.

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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.

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maybe virus

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Since yesterday, I've been having problems with my computer freezing. It only happens when I`m listening to music, and if I recall correctly, only when using Ares to play it. It plays fine for a few seconds and then the computer freezes and that broken record effect happens.
I just downloaded the new version of Ares to see if that was the problem. I`ll update if that fixes the problem.

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I would make sure your computer has the correct hardware and drivers to meet the minimum requirements of Ares.

I also remember my Mom's old laptop had this problem when playing CDs with the "CD Player" program and using battery power. I don't know if this would be relavent at all to your situation, however.


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Hello. My computer has, since i've gotten it half a year ago, kept freezing up every day or two. It occures randomly and i have tried my best to troubleshoot the issue. I'm no computer wiz but i have been using computers for 10 years now and usually i can figure out what the problem is, but this time i'm stumped. Let me describe what happens; my computer will 'freeze' up at any time, be it at user login, idle, when whatching a movie/stream or playing a game. I varies a bit but typically i can't switch program, mouse pointer will work sometimes for a minute or so, sometimes sound goes all crazy and 'repeatative' (i have switched soundcard so that should not be the issue). I've had 1 bluescreen but that is all, the rest of the crashes are all freezing, only thing to do is hit the reset button and i'm good to go again for some time. This happens on avarage once every 2 days of use, but sometimes it can happend 3 times in one day. Where do i go from here? What should i look into? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer keeps freezing up.

Hi Noto

Welcome to Seven Forums

Stick to basics:
Have you tried updating your video-card drivers?
Have you updated your motherboard drivers? Latest direct X from Microsoft?
Some of the experts on this site will request that you upload a minidump of your BSOD (freeze) - check this link on how to do that.

Question - do you remember any recent changes (hardware and/or software) that you did prior to these issues occurring?
I am guessing it could be power-related or a hardware failure.


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My computer keeps freezing up when I'm surfing the net. If I log off and then back on it's ok for awhile then it does it again. I scanned my computer Trend Micro free online scan and it didn't find anything but cookies. Any idea what to try next? I do have Avg too and it didn't find anything either.

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Hi guys..hope you are good....here is my issue with my laptop..

Recently whenever I press the power button and the laptop start up before it has a chance to go into Windows there is a black screen that says it is
"Checking File system on D" Then on the screen it states all the files on the disk it has checked and at the end of each check it says "verification completed"

Now once this process is done nothing happens. I am not sent to windows or anywhere else..there is no cancel, or exit button etc.

To get into Windows I have to take out the battery, put it back in, restart the laptop and when this black screen appears press the ESC button.

Now when Windows starts up and I open chrome after a few minutes of browsing the laptop freezes up and I am unable to move the cursor or do anything. I have to once again remove the battery to turn it off.

What should i do?

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See if clearing the CMOS helps. Refer to your system manual or your notebook PC manufacturer for steps to enter your BIOS and load setup/optimized defaults.How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
Also try clearing your BIOS software/hardware connections.
Shut down and turn off the computer.

Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector and then remove the battery.

"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).

Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.

Plug the battery back into the laptop and then plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard, and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.

Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.


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I've posted about this issue before and thought I had a solution but it has started to occur again.

My pc locks up during 3D applications constantly. It's a hard lock (no mouse and keyboard use) until I physically reset the machine. I've replaced my motherboard, RAM, Video card, and processor. I've tested another power supply and all the components work fine. I've run Memtest for over 36 hours per stick (2x) of RAM and they have also turned out fine. I even purchased new RAM just to be sure. My PC still locks up in 3D applications.

The funny thing is there are no logs of any errors after reboot. No crash report, no video card driver failure, nothing. System specs are below:

Asus P5N-D Mobo
Intel Q9300 Quad-Core
4gig Cosair XMS2 RAM (2x sticks)
Cosair 620 Watt PS
Nvidia 9800GT (Tried an ATI 1950X as well)
Windows 7 Ultimate (RC) (Installed this after the same issue kept occuring in Windows XP Professional)
No other devices or cards in the box.

Can anyone help?


I forgot to mention that this only happens with 4gig of RAM installed. I've run for days on 2gig (1x stick) and haven't encountered an error. I have tried each RAM slot independently, as well as in multiple configurations.

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do u have x32 or x64 os. if u have x32 go in for a x64 it will use the whole 4gigs

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I have a fairly new laptop (WinXP media cener, 2 gb RAM, 1.66 ghz dual core, 160 gb hd) and it freezes a lot. I've done defrags, spyware scans, virus scans, run various utilities including System Mechanic, and nothing seems to change. I don't know if it matters or not, but when it does this, I can still move the mouse, Winamp continues to play, and ctrl+alt+del will sometimes work, but usually it just brings up the task manager and I get the hourglass. I have to say that I do have a lot of processes running and that might be causing something, but I don't know which ones I need and which ones I don't. I can provide a list of them if that would help. I'd appreciate it if anyone can offer any tips that might help. Thanks.

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If you bring up the task manager, select the processes tab and arrange the list by memory usage, can you post back the ones that are using the most resources.

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OK i have this problem with these odd freezes occurring. the freeze will happen randomly and then just restart. when it freezes the screen will go to a vertical strips that are the color i have the color scheme set to. i have had this problem for about 4 months now. i have tried replacing the hard drive and motherboard. i have tested the memory sticks as well as run just about every scanner out there. i have reformatted several times. i built the computer myself in January. my spec are i5 quad core processor, 7gb ram, 1.5 tb hard drive, asus p7p55d-e pro, and radeon 5700 series. any help would be great i have spent quite a penny on this computer and its really frustrating that its not working right.
-Thank You

A:computer freezing

Try uninstalling and cleaning away your current antivirus solution. Then install MSE as a replacement.


If there are actual bsod crashes, please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy the files there to any other folder. Then rar or zip them and attach the compressed file to a post.

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forgot yto send hjt log. here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:56:25 PM, on 7/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
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Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post the log again with word wrap turned off.

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

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I am running XP. I recently re-installed XP in order to clean up some problems that had caused the disabling of my USB ports. (USB ports are now working). After this was completed, I installed an
ATVIA wireless G network adapter to my system which appears to be working fine.

My problem is this; since completing these tasks my computer will freeze after a period of inactivity. This usually occurs after the machine has been in a screen saver mode for a while. After re-booting the machine works fine until I leave for a while. (I have changed screen savers thinking there may be corrupt file ; however this did not fix the problem.

I viewed my task manager an noted that there are two IEXPLORE.EXE running on the system. One is using 11000K + and the other is running 22,900K +. The only other memory hog seems to aim.exe @ 26,00K +. What is IEXPLORE.EXE and could it be the problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks, JohnnyBoy29

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a google search FOR aim exe http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q...earch&meta=suggests it is to do with AOL instant messenger (???)and for iexplore.exehttp://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&s...exe&spell=1it is posible one of them might might be an infection you say you have had to reinstall your XP due to an 'infection'?what WAS that infection?and do you know your computer cd is 'legit'?do you yet have an active antivirus program on the computer and have you yet run it?I may be(and hopefully for your computer sake , am ) completely wrong ( and am open to BE proved wrong )but my suspicions are you have an infection on that computer

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Does anyone know what causes a computer to freeze and how to prevent it in future?

I don't really see why my one should, I have bought a new computer about 3 months ago, and it is quite a powerful device. Is any computer subject to freezing or might it have been something I did?

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Hi and welcome.
Can you give us some more information on your computer. It's obviously Xp but like how much Ram does it have etc..
What anti-virus/anti-spyware/firewalls do you have installed?

With Regards,

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I'm sorry I have to add to your list of people to help, but I have tried a few times to troubleshoot but everything I have done has ended up in another problem leading to freezing...

Currently the situation is as follows,

I start my computer, everything loads up fine... then I use google chrome for a while and after maybe about 5 minutes, it starts to freeze up, where the mouse becomes permanently loading but is unable to finish loading... after a while the whole com will freeze up...

The current error at the time of freezing as according to event viewer seems to be this one

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the WerSvc service.

This was after I tried to fix this problem

"A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Windows Error Reporting Service service to connect."

by changing its services status from manual to automatic...

Hope you can help me... thanks

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Hey guys n gals, hoping you may be able to shed some light on my problem.

My computer keeps freezing randomly, sometimes it may unfreeze and i carry on playing my game but most times it freezes and i have to hold down the power button to turn it off, there is no error and i have no idea what is causing it.

I am on windows 7
2 tb hard drive
i5 2320 CPU
450 PSU
8GB ram.

I really have no idea why it is freezing and i'm scared it might be damaging my system.

Edit: And i also sometimes get the blue screen of DEATH!!!

Please help!!!

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, please move my topic if it is. Anyway my computer keeps freezing. Actually, let me repharse that. Firefox keeps freezing, I can minimize it and open up the start command but I nothing I click on will open and I can't bring up the task manager. I've uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, done virus scans, done a registry scan but it still keeps doing this. Whenever I shut my computer down sometimes a screen will show up saying there's a problem with one of my disk's and it needs to be checked for consistency and does a scan. My pc keeps messing up whether it does this scan or not to supposedly "fix" it.

My pc also takes awhile to get into windows. After the screen comes up to hit the command for the setup or bios it just sits there and loads for a few minutes. Usually it would do this for about 15 seconds before going into windows.

I haven't downloaded any new hardware, this just started happening out of nowhere and I've ran out of things to check for. I have a dell vostro 220 mini tower.

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Okay, so I ran the tests and my hard drive failed....I just got this computer not even a year ago so....that was uh, surprising. Anyway, is there anything I can do besides buy a new one? I think my warranty is covered for a year so if nothing works I guess I'll have to call Dell.

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My computer has been freezing up every hour or so since yesterday.

Please let me know what could be causing this and how to fix it.

Thank you sooo much!

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I have a Compaq Presario 7000. It has XP Pro with 256MB RAM. For some reason the computer freezes after 30 minutes or so of being powered on. I thought it was bad RAM.

I remove the old ram and replace with new one and still does it.

Any ideas?


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Test for overheating.

Pull the side cover and place a small desk type fan blowing air into the case. If it stops, you have found the cause; overheating.

If that does not work, restart the system in safe mode. While in safe mode run an app that will stress the system like prime95. If it runs prime95 for an hour or two without errors, you have a problem with a driver, software app, etc. If it locks up in safe mode, you have a hardware issue.

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