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Q: Computer freezing up.

My laptop is freezing up. If I start it up it boots up ok but once it gets into Window 7 it seems like tere are program running that freeze it up.

What can I do.

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A: Computer freezing up.

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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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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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Hi guys for the past few weeks my computer keeps freezing. It doesn't happen because of any paticular thing i do on the computer as it happens when i start up th computer and it will just stay at the black screen and it can also happen when im on the net or playing a game. I can almost guarantee my computer will freeze if i leave it on over night to download stuff of convert files. I have wiped my computer and have down virus checks on it with mcafee and spy ware checks with ad-aware and it comes up with nothing can you help me please. I have attached a reading from hijackthis if it's any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:01, on 20/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Re... Read more

A:Computer freezing


please help me

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

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

Thank you for any help you can provide for me.

Panda Activescan:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/adultfriendfinder Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Go Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/MyWebSearch ... Read more

A:Computer Freezing


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Hi I am new to this forum and computers in general. I just bought my computer about a year ago and it came with a 80 gig hard drive and windows xp. It has worked fine up until about 2 months ago when it seem to start moving slower and freezing up every now and then. Sometimes after leaving it on for a day or more it will just start going crazy where the screen starts flashing and the tool bar will be at the top of the screen. Well all that has been bad but I have still been able to cope with it just by turning it off and back on whenever it would freeze or go crazy. But within the last week the mouse pointer doesnt act right. Right when I start the computer the pointer will follow as i move the mouse but freeze along its path so the pointer on the screen freezez as i keep moving the mouse and after a second or to it jumps to where the mouse would have it had it not have frozen. It gradually gets worse until eventually after an hour or two the mouse pointer just freezes completely or disappears so I cant use my computer. I have to restart my computer and start all over but sometimes even after I restart my computer the mouse pointer starts of frozen so I may have to restart it three times before I get to where I can move my mouse again. I thought it could be a virus or spyware so I finnally got the free versions of adaware and norton antivirus. I ran them they found some spyware and viruses and got rid of them but it still continues to behave the same. I did get t... Read more

A:Computer freezing?

You may still have some malware on your PC - have a look here:-


This is a good reg cleaner - run it on auto and use your delete key to clear the debris


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Good morning

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

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

Specs are as follows:

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

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

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

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Freezing

I recommend testing the hard disk and the memory.

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

MemTest86 is a free program for testing memory.

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hi, my computer had been slowing up for quite some time and it was freeze and also the dreaded BSOD.

i installed some new RAM and this has certainly helped with the speed as its never been so quick!! no more BSOD either. but it does still like to freeze every now and again. any one have any other solutions???

A:computer freezing!!

Can you provide more information about your system ? motherboard make and model processor, ram, hdd, powersupply all that

When was the last time you actually formatted your hard drive?

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My computer keeps freezing about one to two minutes after I turn it on. It doesn't matter what I'm doing it freezes. It has frozen while in regualr start up, safe mode, advanced boot options. The computer is only 3 weeks old and no problems before today. Please help.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Welcome to SF and before the group dives in and starts you would do us all a big favor and fill in your spec's.

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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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Hello All,

I hope this wasnt covered already I tried doing a search and couldnt find any relevant results.

I have an AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Process with an Asus A7V333 Motherboard. A couple of months back my hard drive started to fail, in response I bought a new Hard drive and installed a fresh copy of XP. I've installed all the latest drivers and performed all the windows updates. I've been having this problem where right when I get the the login screen my LCD monitor will flicker on and off on and off several times. During this time the computer will not respond. Then I can get into windows and while im just surfing the net or checking email the screen will flicker again and the computer wont respond. If i'm on the computer long enough I will have the flicker, a freez, and then the computer will restart.

I've had the computer several years, i've had issues over the years of keeping the system cool enough. It would restart before when it over heated but since then i've installed new fans and heat sync. Now the computer is running at a much cooler and acceptable temperature.

I also suspected that it could be a hardware problem. I tested the memory using windows memory tester in DOS and it passed every test serveral times. The mobo is 5 years old so I suspect maybe it could be that too?

Are there any tests out there to further test the hardware (the mobo test would be great!).

This isnt my primary computer but i'd like to get it up an... Read more

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I have a PC with windows xp on it and its about 2 years old. For some reason my computer just started randomly freezing. Sometimes 3 or 4 times an hour. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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Ok, I play World of Warcraft (WoW) alot, and so far its been fine. Just today the game froze after hearing a loud screech that didnt even last a second. This is the first time my computer has done this, so I manually restarted my computer by pushing a button on the front, while my computer was turning on it was normal and everything was fine, after everything loaded I tried opening WoW, it opened fine, I logged in, right after loading the game it froze again.

I restarted my computer and tried opening Firefox, when it opened and started loading a page it froze, but I did not know it. The screen froze with the picture on it and I left it for a bit, after trying to move my mouse, the cursor didnt move so I tried restarting my computer manually again. It did not restart, so i had to go to the back and pull the power cord and put it back in to turn off my computer.

I tried going into safe mode and running Ad-Aware, A-squared, and Spybot and my computer froze again with the 3 scanners running.

I had problems before with Artifacting I think it was called, I installed an older graphics driver and its been fine until this.

I think I read somewhere that if my computer freezes in safe mode that it isnt a program, it is my hardware. is this true?

My graphics card is what I expect to be causing this, but I have no experience in fixing computers or anything, so I would like to get some advice from people way smarter than me.

My Graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce 6200
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Hello guys Well i finnaly fixed the BSOD with the help of the people here and a new problem has appeared, i honestly feel cursed "sigh".Ok i followed all the regular procedures spybot, clean the temp file, spydoctor and registry cleaner. Checked for defragment and scandisk but my system says not needed. Now the problem is that while i play a game or listening to music or watching a movie my computer freezes. From my event viewer i get this:The IPSEC Services service terminated with the following error: The authentication service is unknown. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.When i follow the procedure (I enteR "sc query IPSEC" i get this:Service_name: IPSECType: 1 Kernel DriveState: 4 Running (Stppable, Not Pausable, Ignores shutdown)Win32 Exit code : 0 (0x0)Service Exit code: 0 (0x0)Checkpoint : 0x0Wait_Hint : 0X0If you guys need any more information pls let me know, and thanks for your time.

A:Computer Freezing

Re the IPSEC notification: Do you have the NetBIOS protocol enabled?

Not sure that error relates to your freezing.


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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/
Prime95 Se... Read more

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

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

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

A:Computer keeps freezing

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

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I wasnt sure where to put this as I have no way of knowing what the cause is. I am WILLING to bet its hardware.. thats all I've got. I decided I wanted to put together a computer as my old one was freezing all the time. Once I got all the pieces and put them together the NEW computer was freezing just as bad.

I can't tell what the issue is. The only parts I migrated over from my old computer were my hard drive for storage, my power supply, and my graphics card which I have since then replaced completely. Still freezing. Here are my specs

My first graphics card was an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1 GB by Palit

XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black 1.0 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

1 x ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x ASUS EAH6450 Silent/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready

1 x AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

2 x Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3/4G

What I've recently put in

1 x CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

1 x Western Digital WD Green WD5000AZRX 500GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I'll start the computer up and whether its doing nothing or if Im playing a game the computer just freezes as if it took... Read more

A:Computer freezing

Can you try a regular monitor for awhile just to settle this concern with your TV?

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In the past four days, my computer froze three times. I checked my computer with hijackthis, spybot, ad aware, and Antivir, so there's no problems there. I just don't know what's wrong.

My only guess would be maybe i'm overusing my power supply?

I Have a 400-watt supply and using it is:
everything in my sig
a wireless internet card
an ethernet card
also, a CD rom drive and an A drive.

That's about it. I would think 400 watts is fine for it.
it's probably something completely different though.

A:computer's freezing

It wouldn't seem to be overloaded to me.

Did you check the temps???

Pull the cover and make sure all fans are rotating and the system is not dirty. Be sure to check the power supply fan. Try running with the cover off and see if the problem continues. Could be a number of causes.

Are you up to date with all system updates??

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I have a custom built computer that has recently started freezing with no warning or no blue screens!
It seems to occur more frequently when under load, like playing high end games for example. When the computer freezes it becomes completely unresponsive and makes a strange sound out of the computer speakers.

Here are my Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1535 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 439310 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Rampage III GENE
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have attached a picture for OCCT with voltages and temps.

A:My computer keeps freezing? Help!

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Hey, I'm having a recent problem with my computer. Lately it has been freezing randomly, meaning at any given time it will freeze, sometimes I don't even have to be in Windows yet and it will freeze up and I have to restart it. When I boot up it will show the System and CPU temperatures and they seem to be fairly low (although I don't know exactly what a good temperature would be), so I'm not sure if thats a problem. Any help to resolve this frustrating problem would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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My computer has been freezing up on me randomly the past two days. I don't know what is causing it because there doesn't seem to be anything in particular that triggers it. The only thing I can do when this happens is manually restart it. I took a picture of my screen the last time it happened so you could see what it does.I'd like to figure out what's going on since this has happened at least four times today. Normally what happens is I click on a link, computer freezes, picture goes fuzzy, and if any sound is playing it skips the last part of what it played over and over. But there was one time that it happened while I was just moving my cursor across the screen.Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Need help with computer freezing.

Can you think of anything that you or the computer did before this started happening? (Hardware, software, install, uninstall, update, malware, etc.)Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.Download, install, and run.After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot.In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.A web address will be displayed. Click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post.=========================================

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I am having the same problem that azalya20 posted in April. There was not a response to her post.

I bought this computer from a friend about two months ago. It worked good until about three weeks ago when it started to have trouble keeping my internet signal and it would say recover webpage. I just figured it was being to far away from the signal. Then last week when I was online it started to make a buzzing noise when the audio was on and it competely froze for the first time. I had to turn it off with the power button. Then later when I tried to turn it back on, before it booted up, on the black screen it said to do a scan or something and I did. It ran the scan and it started to say file unreadable at about file # ???181and all after that. Then it froze and I had to turn it off by button again.
Later I tried again with the same result but finished the scan and it worked ok for a few days, every once in a while it would freeze and I would have to restart it with button again. Now its freezing a lot, about every 5 minutes. When I turn it back on I get the screen that gives open in 3 different safe modes or open normally. It doesn't give the option to do the scan again. I have tried opening in all 3 safe modes and I have gotten nowhere. I have done AVG anti-virus scan and other reports and scans in the control panel admin tools, etc., but nothing comes up as having a problem. I went to Windows tech help and used their "fix-it" download. It scanned and said th... Read more

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i am going to try explain the best i can what the problem is although it is pretty hard for me to explain so bare with me.

i brought some new ram about 4-5months ago and i replaced it with the ram i had in my computer .

The old ram i had was 512 pc2700 and i replaced it with 1gb pc3200 and since the day i replaced it. it has been crashing a lot
for example i could be watching a movie or playing a game and it will suddenly just freeze, when it does this i can not move the mouse or anything, i have to turn the switch off.

what could be the problem? because i was told where i brought this ram that pc3200 will run because it is backward comptaible, and this is really starting to annoy me because i can not do much on my computer because it will just keep freezing.

please could someone help and if possible explain it in simple terms so i dont get comfused

A:Computer freezing (please help)

There are several possibilities.
1. Bad memory module(s) - Yes it does happen.
2. Incompatibility with your MB - Some MB's are notoriously picky about the ram used.
3. Dirty contacts / Poor connection between ram and MB.
4. An additional problem is present, unrelated to the fact that you swapped ram.

If we could review some of your minidumps, it might help us to better diagnose the problem for you.
Attach three or four of your most recent to your next post.
Usually you will find them in the Minidump subfolder of your Windows folder.

Also, you should find your MB specs, so we (or you) can research whether your ram modules are truly compatible.

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My computer keeps freezing a lot lately. I once took it to be upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. Originally it was a Windows vista Home Premium. After the upgrade everything was fine for about a month or two. Then while i was playing Combat Arms, I got a Blue Screen. This has been going on for a while. Sometimes when i start it, it asks me if i want to Launch Startup Repair. I clicked it and it said it was loading files then the computer just restarts. Sometimes while the windows logo is coming up it freezes and have to press the power button. Then while it is logging me in to my computer it may also freeze. If it doesn't i start the internet and start playing Combat Arms. Then it usually freezes during the loading menu. Sometimes the screen just stays the same and i cant control it with the keyboard or the mouse. All I can do is turn it off and hope it doesn't happen again. Now more frequently it happens. I thought it was the game so I deleted it and stopped playing it. But the freezings of my computer have not gone down. I have searched for viruses and it says it has not found any. I really want to start playing Combat Arms again, so if anyone gots any advice please don't hesitate to tell me. And my computer, before it had the upgrade, had 6 RAM sticks and they took out 3 RAM sticks. Now someone please help me.

A:My computer keeps freezing

You say you had 6 sticks of Ram before the upgrade what happened to other three. It sound like the guy who did your upgrade took the other 3 sticks may that is why I think your computer crashes.

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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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I was doing a google search (about Drew Brees' son) on 2/8 and clicked on a link. A window popped up saying it was a bad link and that I shouldn't go there. I didn't. I clicked on a different link for my search and got the same kind of messaging saying it was a bad link and not to go there, so I didn't. Another window popped up saying that I was infected. Since then my computer has been freezing up. I have run McAfee, Norton Anti-Virus and Microsoft Essentials. They all come back and say there is nothing wrong. However, it took me almost 6 hours to get Norton loaded onto my computer and to run a complete scan. It comes free with Comcast, but the computer kept freezing up and it had to remove McAfee in the process. I also had done a system restore to back before the super bowl, but that didn't help. I think I've been hijack. I am hoping you can help me. My netbook is only 4 months old, so is still under warranty, but I honestly don't know if that covers viruses or not. Thank you for whatever you can do.

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computer keeps freezing , especially when I go into my yahoo email. I use mozilla and everytime i start up my computer it asks if I want to add on yahoo's toolbar. also noticed in right side ad column on my email page , it has very specific ads for things I was searching for couple days previous. Don't know if this is related or what.
Mainly problem is computer freezes and runs really slow when attaching files or downloading from my email. please help it makes it impossible to work. Thanks so much

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Hello, I am moving this from the Xp forum to th Am I Infected forum.Lets do an MBAM scan and see what comes back.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the m... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 02:15:50, on 17/05/2006Platform: 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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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

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

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A:Computer Keeps Freezing Up. Help!!

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

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

I have a Widows Vista Laptop

A:Computer freezing?

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

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