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Q: Freezing / Slow Issues

So i've been having issues with my computer when it suddently started freezing and nothing on my computer responded to me, so I decided to force turn it off and after I did that everything wrong started happening to my computer. I decided to download malwarebytes so I could get rid of the "virus" I think I have, when the scan was over it restarted and it took 30 minutes for it to load and it would tell me that they cant log in to my account and that I have a temporarily profile and that everything will be deleted if I restart the pc... help D:

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Preferred Solution: Freezing / Slow Issues

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Hi -
WinMe, programs are constantly freezing; sometimes I can wait a few minutes and it unsticks, other times I have to hard-reboot and start all over again. I've had 180Search issues for months, keeps re-appearing but I can't uninstall/remove. Any help is really appreciated!
Thx in advance / fitzcalvin

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:33:44 PM, on 21/11/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = htt... Read more

A:Slow/freezing up, 180Search issues

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Trying to help my mom here and I already know of one issue: no antivirus protection. This computer freezes and is very slow. Would appreciate any help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 6817 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, P43DE
Antivirus: None


A:Slow computer with multiple freezing issues

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Hi everyone! I'm having several problems with my computer, hopefully someone could help me out, I'll appreciate it.

1. Computer is running really slow, as well as the internet
2. When using google, if I click on one of the results from the search it sends me to a random ad(most of the time related to antivirus/spyware)
3. When restarting the computer, most of the time it freezes on the welcome window.
4. Sometimes the computer freezes when I open a program
5. Doesn't let me open Malwarebytes' Antimalware, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot Search and Destroy.
*Didn't let me open GMER

Recently I removed vundo virus from the computer (since then my computer is a mess),but I guess the are some malware still left to eliminate.

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 16:43:01.87 on Wed 12/10/2008
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.43 [GMT -7:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Slow computer + internet, freezing issues

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Your hard drive is almost full.


C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 85 GiB total, 4.615 GiB free.

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My computer has been running very slow lately and seems to freeze up a lot when I am trying to do things such as open documents or save pictures from my camera, etch. I was going through add/remove programs to get rid of some programs I don't really use anymore and I noticed that Webrebates was on there and it would not let me remove it through the add/remove program. I googled it and read that it can be tricky to remove and so that is why I am here. I am not sure if that is the only problem I am having, but when I ran Malwarebytes it said I had nothing and the same with McAfee, but when I was going through getting all the logs as requested, McAfee popped up and said I had a Trojan that it removed. So if someone can help me get rid of Webrebates and anything else that shouldn't be on here and then help me get the best protection for my computer I will be eternally grateful. I ran all of the programs listed in the section for new people before they post and I have attached them below. If I need to do anything else, please let me know. Again, THANKS!!

System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1270 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38162 MB, Free - 21794 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation , D845GVSR , AAC4543... Read more

A:Webrebates And Other Possible Issues - Slow Moving and Freezing Up


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This past weekend, upon rebooting my computer, it has had displaying issues with freezing and performing very slowly randomly. This has never occurred before, and I believe it may be due to viruses or malware. Could anyone recommend a way to diagnose and fix this issue? The computer is an Asus A53S that I've had for about 3 years.

Thank you so much.

A:Windows 7 Freezing and Slow Processing Issues

Hi for virus and malware issues you should follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
and make a new thread in the virus, trojan and spyware section posting all info there not here.If you cannot do a step make a note of it and move on to the next just be sure to mention any step you could not do in the new thread.

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I've already had some fanastic help in the WIN XP forum trying to isolate this issue. The result has been a cleaner Startup menu and an overall cleaned up system. However, the core issue I'm having is not yet resolved and I thought I would start over here and see if someone can recognize something or make some suggestions on where to go from here.

Link to original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/905362-laptop-locking-up-memory-hardware.html

ISSUE: A week and a half ago, I brought my 2 year-old Dell Vostro 1500 laptop (150 GB HD, approx 35GB free, 2 gigs RAM, 1.4ghz duo Intel processor) to my father's house. A neighbor of his has an unsecured network that my computer kept trying to connect to. I was busy trying to copy a CD of pictures onto my computer for him so that I could make copies for family. I *should* have just switched off the radio button on my laptop, but I just kept working on the CD.

When I tried to do a simple "drag and drop" of the pics to my computer, it said that the D: drive was "inaccessible". I ended up using Roxio to do the copies which worked fine, although it seemed to be very slow and it hung once. Then I got the BSOD and the error message, BAD_POOL_CALLER. Tried again, got the CD's to copy and then my problems really started.

Since then, when I am using anything (IE, or any program on my computer) it seems to work fine for about 15-20 minutes and then it locks up. Nothing works, all disk dri... Read more

A:Dell Laptop: Numerous issues, freezing, slow

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For the past week or so I've been experiencing odd issues with my computer. I created a BP user account in hopes that you guys might help me determine whether or not my issues are related to Malware/viruses/root kits.  Several days ago I stupidly attempted to download a file from WinWiki which might have been infected.. Download "failed" in FireFox and there was no trace of it in the downloads folder.
Windows 7 Professional 64
Bit Defender Total Security 2015- This was installed several months ago, but I've had the computer for years
Problems to date:
1. Internet is sporadically very slow on a very fast connection.
2. Seemingly high network, CPU, & memory usage (as reported by performance windows resource monitor) while computer is idle.
3. Computer occasionally will not shut down (this happened last night)
4. Odd temp files in various locations
5. Outlook & Excel have recently begun to freeze; Outlook often takes several minutes to load
    -Outlook has problems maintaining connection to msexchange server
6. Files & websites occasionally seem to open themselves or will not open at all.
    -OneDrive opens on its own, or fails to run
    -"YouTube HD" download website opens regularly on its own accord
    -Recent trouble opening online banking website. Failed login attempts from this computer only
7. Noticed the running sfc /scannow from the command window y... Read more

A:Internet Drop Out, Issues Restarting Computer, Programs Freezing/Slow to Start

No one?

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Hi all,
Going to try and make this brief, "try" being the operative word here..

I have a Gateway PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
4 gigs of ram but obviously not all useable (yet)
Dual core processor
Nvidia 9800GT graphics Card
Corsair 650 watt PSU
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Souncard..

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Nvidia 280.65 driver (latest)

Basically have done a lot of upgrades on this PC with the exception of the motherboard and CPU.

Two days ago I noticed when I log into my PC, it will boot up, however shortly after, programs will begin to stop responding. Sometimes the PC will boot into a black screen, other times I get to the desktop and the taskbar clocks and just does not work, then other times as stated, will boot up, work for about 15 to 30 minutes until explorer stops responding and ultimately, everything else I try to use.

Here are some behaviors I noticed:Is probably not hardware related as safe mode does work as should no matter how long I use it
Could not install programs - when trying, would freeze or fail (in reg desktop)
One weird thing I noticed is that the hard drive activity LED will start doing a repetitive pattern when the system begins to freeze... it will light up for 3 to 4 seconds to show activity, then blink on and off, then light again for the same time, then blink.. same exact pattern over and over again.. all the while you can hear the drive making the same noise, almost as thought its "skipping" (again, safe m... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

Try working through these troubleshooting steps to utilize the logs and System Resources to find clues, clear all hardware.

There are other tools listed which may help working up to a Repair Install as a last resort before Reinstalling Windows 7 to get a perfect clean baseline reinstall which should solve anything not hardware related.

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Hi there,

This is my second computer that I am having problems with. This computer seemingly has more of an issue than my other computer in that I cannot run the GMER program at all, I can't run the DDS application (it freezes my computer everytime). The only thing I can do is run the defogger.

There is some kind of worm/virus/malware that is causing my system to run inefficiently and with such poor performance as the computer just started acting up. I checked my PC usage and it was at 100% which is extrememly abnormal. Also anytime I open internet explorer, it freezes and has to be shut down and reopened, just for the same thing to happen. (Same with Chrome)

I don't know what to do since the DDS freezes everytime I try to run it, the black screen appearing to be working but never producing any logs and freezing the computer....and the GMER isn't working either. I am typing this from my other computer because the infected PC has the above mentioned browser/internet issues.

I ran antimalware bytes and it said there were no infections found, I'll include the log, also I have AVG2011 for my antivirus. It is noteworthy to say that the desktop Icons are present but do NOT work, I can't click them half the time...I'll have to use the start, computer etc. buttons to get to use the shortcuts.

Please post ANY help, it is greatly appreciated.

A:Serious Issues (Freezing issues/No internet/ Can't run DDS, GMER, etc) [Computer 2]

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Hello hello. Windows 7 Home Premium, 3GB RAM, Intel Core i7 on a Dell Studio 1457 laptop.Refer to the topic HERE for boopme's history on my malware checks from a few days ago and reinstallation of Avira 2012 as it stopped working with similar symptoms as described below.The problems that exist now are,Video files begin to lag at random during playback. One moment it's playing fine for a good while and suddenly, lagging. Same issue in Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic and VLC Media Player. Also, VLC takes an unbearably long time to execute.Photoshop takes too long to execute, then lags when I'm working on large files.Firefox slows down and freezes at random as well.I run Ccleaner regularly and defrag once a month. How do I get my programs running normally again?

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I need some help with my computer!! in the past 3 or 4 days ive had horrible computer performance, start up times are very slow, experiencing many programs crashing, every time i restart the computer firefox seems to reset its self from a fresh install. I have an error appear at start up for sqlserver.dll is not a valid windows image. I have AVG free that finds nothing in a full system scan, I also have a full version of PC tools Spyware doctor that has not been able to do the trick. I also did a complete restore of the hard drive 3 weeks ago so its a basicly clean system. Below is a Hijackthis log. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:17:19 PM, on 3/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
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A:Big problems slow proformance, slow start up times, freezing etc! HELP!

No one has responded yet.... below is a scan done by norton and what it found....

Scan Status:

Scan: 1

Start Scan: 03/14/08 18:01:00

Scan Targets: Running Processes;Entry Points;C:\

Virus Definitions: 03/14/08

Scan Count: 404591

Risks Found: 6

Risks resolved: 0

Risks unresolved: 6

Scan Time: 5770 sec

Complete Scan: 03/14/08 19:37:10

Resolved Threats:

Unresolved Threats:

Tracking Cookie

Virus ID: 4294909925

Risk: Low

Categories: Cookie

State: Unhandled



Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/

Cookie:adam [email protected]/hc/70289411


Virus ID: 24770

Risk: High

Categories: Virus

State: Unhandled




Browser Cache


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\FriendBlasterPro IE Client

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run->FriendBlasterPro IE Client


Virus ID: 4294906905

Risk: Low

Categories: AdWare

State: Unhandled



C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe


c:\documents and settings\adam ailion\desktop\music\itunes\itunes\04 track 4 (come).wma


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My first problem is that Windows will randomly freeze up and I end up having to hard reboot my system. Windows will also BSOD on me randomly. I've read a number of things online about how to fix it, but nothing seems to help.

Also, another problem, I'm not quite sure how to explain this one. I'm not too computer savvy so forgive me if it doesn't make sense. Windows seems to "lag" from time to time as well. I'll move the mouse and it will appear off somewhere else, just like how you lag in video games, where you would move and appear in other places because the computer can't process it. Also, during this "lag" if there is any audio playing it will "loop"? The sound will repeat until the "lag" spike goes away. This will happen about 3 to 6 times within a few seconds and then it will stop. Sorry if I made that confusing but that's the best way I know how to describe it.

If anyone can offer any suggestion on how to fix these two problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

I've included the most recent minidump file and my system specs.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2669 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Windows Version:
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A:Freezing issues and BSoD issues. Help please!

Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess the issueis with one of the core Windows compenent ndis.sys This problem may occur if you installed the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport protocol on your computer and you are using the Driver Verifier Manager to troubleshoot your Ndis.sys driver's Special Pool feature.
Reinstall you display driver and make sure you download them from vendors wensite and NOT from Windows update. Uninstall if your using any third party anitvirus or Firewall see whether that makes any difference. Update you BIOS firmware. If your Overclocking please stop it.

Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic

Also i would recommend to run System Integrity Checker
Start > Run > CMD >Right Click and Run as administrator > SFC/ SCANNOW

Probable Cause

Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Image name: ndis.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jul 14 04:51:40 2009 (4A5BC184)
CheckSum: 000F0209
ImageSize: 000F2000
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
File flags: 0 (Mask 3F)
File OS: 40004 NT Win32
File type: 3.6 Driver
File date: 00000000.00000000
Translations: 0409.04b0
CompanyName: Microsoft Corporation
ProductName: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
InternalName: NDIS.SYS
OriginalFilename: NDIS.SYS
ProductVersion: 6.1.7600.16385
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My computer just recently has been running painfully slow. Boot up takes about 10 minutes while log in time has increased a little also. When I attempt to open my programs now, some wont open until 15 minutes later, after I already gave up on them; some don't even open at all. Internet explorer works but takes about a minute to load the homepage and loading times vary. Sometimes it loads quick, sometimes it seems like it has stopped responding. Sometimes explorer completely freezes and I get the "checking for solutions" message. I am really getting frustrated because I have ran all of my anti virus anti spyware, malware etc. I have pccillin antivirus, malwarebytes, ad-aware, and spybot search and destroy, all of which say my comp has 0 problems. Itunes seems to be extremely bad in loading because i can try for 30 min and not get it to load even after uninstalling and reinstalling. I also have cleaned out the comp using ccleaner and have defragmented. I am running low on options and don't know whats wrong this time. Please help!

A:Slow boot up, slow program response, freezing

You may have some hardware problems.*** Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.*** A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5886 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 939685 MB, Free - 755438 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled

A:IE7 slow freezing, slow to open other programs

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With the above problems suddenly appearing, I have done the following:
Disk Clean
Defrag (even though the system said it wasn't necessary at this time)
McAfee Full System Scan (no problems found)
AVG Antivirus Full System Scan (a few problems found and successfully removed)
Spybot Full Scan (problems successfully removed)
Spyzooka 2.5 Full Scan (problems successfully removed)

Running the following:
Windows Defender
Spyware Guard

I have also run msconfig and unchecked start-up programs that aren't needed, this seemed to help a lot, but the system still locks up after a while.

I also created a new Firefox profile as I have read that "old" profiles will tend to slow down after time. This help with the subsequent first couple of browser opens, but has again slowed down.

Here is my latest HiJackThis scan:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:29 PM, on 11/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
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A:Computer Slow, Freezing, and Firefox slow

Hello and welcome to TSF.

You are running two antivirus applications, i.e. AVG and McAfee.

While this may seem like greater protection, it can cause problems including slowdowns and system hangs. Keep one and uninstall the other.

Any antivirus program must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:
re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstall

As stated in our pre-posting sticky...NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help


3. Uninstall the following via Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel:
? If you have more than one antivirus software installed, leave only ONE and uninstall the others.

If you're still having issues, please provide the logs requested in the above sticky.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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I've recently experienced some difficulties with my Toshiba Satellite. Initially it started with a verrrry slow boot up, and then all programs constantly freeze (desktop, internet browser, Microsoft Office, start button, you name it). I ran a malware and antivirus and cleaned up the hard drive, which seemed to solve the problem, until all the same problems started up again. Re-ran the antivirus and nothing popped up, but not sure what it could be if not malware/virus. Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated!!! I am personally limited in technical prowess, and really appreciate any wisdom or insights! THANK YOU!


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_37
Run by ledizzle at 2:44:13 on 2012-12-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3891.969 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Slow/Freezing Computer & Very Slow Boot Up

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! My name is Thisisu and I will be helping you with your malware related computer problems.I do have some basic rules while we are working together so please read and follow them:Be specific!
If you come across a problem while performing any of the steps listed here, do not simply state "It did not work." Tell me the exact error you encountered if one was given to you. For example, this is a much better response: "When I ran the ____ tool, an error box appeared on my screen and said 'Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion.'. There is only an 'OK' button in the box."Do not run any scans/fixes on your own!
If at any time you feel that you can handle the rest of your computer problems on your own without my help, just let me know! I will not be offended as there are others that need help with their computers. However, do not perform scans and/or fixes that I have not asked you to do on your own and then expect me to continue helping you because I will not!I will close the topic if I have not heard a response from you within 72 hours.
If you are going to be away, just let me know and I will leave the topic open until you can return.Let's begin: From Programs and Features (via Control Panel), please uninstall the below:Ask ToolbarAsk Toolbar UpdaterBabylon toolbar on IEBest Buy pc appEasyBits GO <== Potentially unwanted. Uninstall if you di... Read more

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First of all, let me preface this that I am not a computer expert so I really need someone to kind of slowly lead me thru this. My computer runs well for a while with no issues... if I leave and come back (especially after a few hours), it slows down...Also recently, when I restart the computer to get it back to normal, it seems like it takes forever for Windows to start up.... sometimes after several attempts and the black screen with the options about restarting Windows in Safe Mode and Windows Did Not Start Successfully.... Here is my HiJackThis log....Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:22:27 AM, on 11/17/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBCSSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.e... Read more

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Hi Chillin662!

I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I'm in Hijackthis school and Teachers will check my posts.
Sorry that it took us so long to get back to you, but as you can see we're stumped withthe amout of logs.

Before we can start, please post a fresh hijackthis log back here.

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When my PC starts up under normal circumstances, it will freeze about 1 minute after the desktop starts up. Using msconfig, I've managed to locate a service, that when enabled, causes the freeze...it is called 'Windows Management Instrumentation'. I'm not entirely sure what is going on with my PC, and about mid-day today my admin account no longer shows up on my login screen (unless I boot in safe mode). Anyway, here is my hijack this log...if anybody can shed light on this situation I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:44:29 PM, on 7/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\AcroDist.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1136337002\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx2\PXConsole.exe
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I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right forum, and if I am not, please point me in the right direction. My mouse keeps freezing on me on my Dell Inspiron Laptop, and sometimes it will fix right away, and sometimes it takes a whole day to fix. Any suggestions?

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What's the make and model of the problem PC?

What operating system is running on the problem PC?

Are you using a trackpad or a mouse?

What are you doing when this problem occurs?

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Ok well my story starts from when I first installed win 7 pro. I installed win 7 pro and my comp kept freezing after installation which had me wondering if it was a outdated driver or something. I have tried the following and none have worked. Changing the power options, updating drivers from brand website, reformating. When i reformated back to windows vista it is still freezing which it wasnt doing before the installation of win 7 pro.

The main problem is my whole computer will freeze like almost every 5 mins. It even freezes on startup and it happens alot when im on msn or browsing webpages. I can not close the windows, minimize or do anything except move the mouse around. Its getting on my nerves and I hope to fix this solution with your guys help.

A:help!!!!! plz freezing issues

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

Since you have been installing back Vista and still having problems,
I am assuming you have hardware issues...

First, we need to know your system specifications...
CPU-Motherboard-PSU-graphic card-RAM

Go into BIOS and check for temperatures and voltages and post them here...

Keep us posted...

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Hello, I've had Windows 10 since the day of release (upgraded from 8.1). It has worked flawlessly showing no signs of issues. Just yesterday I started encountering some rather unusual, very very frustrating issues. Whether I am browsing file explorer or simply playing a game, the mouse, keyboard, screen, everything freezes up, and I can not do anything. Right now, as I am writing this post (2 times during sign up) my screen froze. installed windows 10 thinking that would be a quick fix, has slowed down since.. I am very frustrated with this issue as my general flow of activity is interrupted every 3-5 minutes. I dont know if there is something I am doing wrong. please help me. I want to enjoy my pc again

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Hello What Welcome to the Ten Forums! and the world of "Buggy Upgrades"!

And you can try a few things first being the Disk Check tool as well as the System File Checker and hopefully see results. But! the ideal solution at this time since 10 was already activated and if you didn't for some reason receive the November 11th Threshold 2 Update to upgrade out of the 10240 build released last July into the 10586 general release version build then you will want to see a nice fresh Clean Install of Windows 10 on the machine there!

First off however to get the Disk Check tool scheduled for the next startup and not simply running the quick scan option in the C drive's properties screen since you want the tool to run while nothing else is to see if it can clear this up for you simply right click on the Start button and scroll down to the Command prompt(admin) option in the right click menu that appears the same manner as it did in 8 and 8.1 only on the Start button itself this time not the lower left hand corner of the screen.

Once the command prompt is open simply type the "chkdsk /r/f" command in with the R for Repair and F for Fix switches both on the end as seen there without any quotation marks of course and then hit the Enter/Return key depending on how the keyboard is layed out. Most at this time will only see the "Enter" while many old systems saw the "Return" as had been with typewriters, old word processors, etc..

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I have a problem with my PC. It has been going on for a month now or so. I'll do my best to describe the issue in detail, but I'm no expert on that.
The main problem is that my pc randomly freezes- it happens like this:
While using any other software than video games (literally everything), at some point computer just.. stops working. I can't move my mouse, can't type anything- it literally freezes for a moment (including sound, though while using windows media player, sometimes program just doesn't work but audio goes on), usually about 20 seconds (sometimes longer). And it wouldn't be that much of a problem, if it wouldn't happen so often.
While playing video games- that's when hell starts. It can happen once a minute, and sometimes even more often. During that freez, audio starts to loop last half a second untill it unfreezes.
Just to clarify- I'm not playing/using any kind of software that my PC can't handle. Most of the things that I use require really small amounts of ram or cpu. And surprisingly- while game requiers small amounts of ram and cpu and freezes constantly, my other software that sometimes can take almost all of my ram and 90/99% of the cpu, freezes very rarely and it's all ok.
It was something that just started happening one day, and never stopped. Just got worse. I was looking for a solution, but I couldn't find anything usefull. There's nothing going on in the background that could possibly cause that big problem.
I've tried to track down maybe som... Read more

A:PC freezing and a few other issues.

If you believe your system may have been infected by the W32 Ramnit.B virus, you need to re-post for your request for assistance in the separate "Am I Infected" forum, where trained anti-virus experts can better assist you.
In doing a little Googling research today, I saw warnings that this virus can infect .exe and .html/htm files, possibly .dll files, and can install backdoor access to your computer.  If you pull your hard drive out and slave it to another computer, you might be able to save/transfer data files, but you will probably want to first get some advice from the "Am I Infected" forum experts about how to best scan and disinfect your drive before transferring any data files off of it.
Best wishes.

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Ok, so my issue is my computer is completely locking up. The mouse becomes inactive, the clock stops, all animations on the screen stop, the led lights on the keyboard dont even change. I am using the 64 bit xp pro trial, though all of my hardware does support 64 bit drivers, and i have the latest drivers installed. For the first week or so i had the computer, i didnt have internet access on it, the wireless card i had didnt have 64 bit drivers so i had to order another one, and it took a week or so to be delivered.

The freezing did not start happening until the computer had internet access, and seems somehow related to the internet. It will almost always freeze when downloading anything substantial files, i dont think i have ever dl'd anything over 400mb without the computer locking up. It also likes to lock up when im playing wow, though sometimes i can play for hours without a freeze, and sometimes its only a matter of minutes.

Originally i thought it may have been a problem with the windows installation, but i did a fresh reinstall of windows 3 times using 3 different setup cd's, so that led me to beleive it was a hardware issue. I ran a memtest and no errors were detected, i also ran a video card stress test, and a processor stress test, both of which came up fine as well. I dl'd speed fan to monitor temperature, and nothing seems to be overheating. The other reason i beleive the issue to somehow be related to the internet is the complete system locks only occur wh... Read more

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what power supply are you using,always include it in your specs as they are not much use without it
would expect it to be a quality 650w

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I am looking for someone to help me resolve my freezing issue. My computer randomly freezes and its happening on a daily basis. I used to think it was due to my lack of ram (I used to have 4 gb) an I recently upgraded to 12 gb. It was fine for 2 weeks when I first upgraded the ram, no freezing or anything. Now its happening again. I have no idea how to diagnose this problem and am willing to pay someone 100$ through PayPal to help me fully fix this problem. Please guide me step by step thanks.

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Hello John,

Does the freeze states happen randomly, or there is a pattern you're noticing
when launching certain software perhaps?

When the PC is frozen does it come back?
Can you please upload the MSINFO32 file?Start> RUN> "MSINFO32" without the quotes then hit [Enter].
In "MSINFO32" go to, File> Save> name it your user-name and upload.
Are experiencing this problem all around your system or is it completely unusable?
Did you try to scan for malware?

Download | Process Explorer.

Immediately after a Cold Boot launch Process Explorer (if you have a short list,
click "Show Processes From All Users" the right most option in the top bar):
Arrange "Working Set" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.
Arrange "Private Bytes" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.
Arrange "CPU" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.

After 30 minutes (or the maximum amount the system hold its self together):
Arrange "Working Set" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.
Arrange "Private Bytes" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.
Arrange "CPU" (by clicking on the top of that column) Take a screenshot.
Upload the screenshots in a .zip file arranged in folders please.

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Currently, these 2 days I've been having freezing issues with my laptop.
Sometimes it started with disturbance sound while playing video or music for seconds, the video playing again normally, and minutes after ended with total freezing.
Couldn't shft+ctrl+del, so I have to reboot.
Sometimes it just went freeze while I'm browsing.
Restore point seems didn't solve the problem too.
Please help me figure out what the problems are......
Here the attachement of dmp file.
Attachment 73324

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Your .dmp file is corrupt... please resubmit it for analysis...

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I've been having many problems with my PC for a few months now, this is an overview of whats been happening:

The first problem began on startup when scanning IDE drives, the dots would just go on and on until eventually a message stating "No Hard Disk detected, Press F1 to resume". I would then restart the machine and it would work fine for a few weeks until the message appeared again. It would then work fine again for a few weeks.

After a while the PC would always hang on the scanning of IDE drives on the first boot up but then always work fine after a restart.

Then the PC began loading fine but would always freeze after a few minutes, I restart it and it works fine. I now get this problem every day I use the PC.

I also once had this message on startup "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt - \windows\system32\config\system. I ignored this and have not seen this message since.

More recently I have had two BSOD messages, one while playing a video on Youtube and one while running a routine Virus scan, These messages have been IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

The most recent problem now is that my monitor is not picking up the signal first time when I turn it on during the boot phase, it only picks it up the second time.

EDIT: My PC will also occasionly run Chkdsk by itself on a startup.

Some details on my PC:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002

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How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

Also, give us the make and model of your motherboard and your power supply. How much power does it say it supplies?

That 3500+ processor is a good one.

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A few weeks ago my computer starting acting up. It would run fine for videos, music, web browsing, and simple games, but any games that were taxing on the video card would make it crash after about 30 minutes of gameplay. The computer would never power down though, I would just lose the video and audio, but again, it never shut down so I would have to do a hard boot.
I have it hooked up to a 37" LCD TV, when I hook it up to a 13" monitor it will run any game just fine. My brother said it sounds like an overheating problem with my video card. I bought some dust remover to clean the fans, but it still crashed on me. I then tried taking out the video and sound cards to thoroughly clean them.
I can now play games as long as I want without it crashing, but if the computer stays idle for too long (30-45 minutes) it will freeze up. Usually the mouse pointer will be stuck in place, but I have had control of it before, but nothing on the computer will respond to anything. I have to hard boot it to get it going again.
Today I tried turning on a big playlist on repeat and then turning off the sound to see if that would prevent it from freezing, it didn't. Freezing isn't really the right term, you know when a program stops responding? It takes a minute to catch up and then will notify you that its not responding. That is what its like, it seems like its trying to catch up, but nothing is running. I let it try to "catch up", it stayed that way for 15 minutes... Read more

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I usually leave my computer on over night, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this issue, but it's always good to have that information.

Anyway, when I go to sleep, I lock my computer and put it away. Then, when I wake up in the morning to get on, the computer is frozen or something. Usually, there's a time, date, connection and power display on the lock screen when I lock it, but when I get back on, all of that is gone. The lock screen background image is still there, but nothing else. I can still move the cursor around but clicking doesn't do anything. Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn't do anything, the windows key doesn't do anything. Nothing works. So I have to shut it down by holding down the power key. Once it boots back up, everything's fine.

Also, another freezing issue occurs when I use the Windows + E combination to bring up the "My computer" window. It comes up, and it shows a progress bar at the top, where the file path is located and it starts to load really slowly and eventually, everything else starts to not respond and locks up to the point where, again, I have to shut down the computer via the power button.

Can anyone help?

A:Freezing issues.

It sounds like there is an issue with the hibernation state. Was this a clean install of Windows 8 or an upgrade?

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Over the last couple days I've been having issues with my computer. It's been freezing, with no way out other than a hard reboot. It occasionally carries on the sound that was playing for a short while afterwards in slow motion. I haven't made any changes to the hardware recently, or downloaded anything new to the PC.

Tried a system restore, did some housekeeping and removed a bunch of rubbish, virus scan picked up a few things but it appears clean now and the problem persists. I've checked the PC temperatures after a crash, appears that the processor is at normal operating temps. Also cleaned out all the dust from it a few days ago.

I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue, but I'm not sure which bit of kit could be causing this. I'm posting from the PC at the moment, it's still fairly reliable. Seems to crash 1-3 times a day.


Quad core 2.4 proc
4gb ram
nvidia 9600gt gfx card
3 HDDs
Windows 7.

Please let me know if you can think of anything that may be causing this!


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Could you please upload a BSOD report?


That will hopefully give us some clues as to the cause of these freezes.

In the meantime, start on some hardware tests. Run all three Prime95 tests: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

For hard drive: SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

A good program to run overnight: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

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I have an issue where my pc tends to free up when loading high amounts of information. Say I load up a video page on youtube it will let me scroll on the page but it wont let me click anything like tabs, buttons, start menu. I have to wait for it to load before I even click anything on FIREFOX. I notice this happened on different Programs I don't know what the problem is.

Intel Pentium(R) D 3.00ghz
2.75 gb ram
Graphics adapter Radeon x1300 series

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Hey, basically ive got this reoccurring issue with windows 7 64 bit freezing on me (nothing major)

every maybe hour - 3 hours my computer freezes on a program as to say its stopped working then if i click to my desktop or another window or folder that will freeze also and slowly like dominoes will remain frozen (but mouse is still able to move and click) for about a minute.

not sure where to start

A:Issues with freezing.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This is as good a place as any to start with,
Work your way down the list,
Troubleshooting for win-7,

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My computer has been lagging and doing weird things for the last month or so. My browser (FF) crashes or freezes when I try to load games. It doesn't shutdown now, just sticks on the shutting down screen. I tried to run a view different scans and they just close or freeze as well. I don't do much on the laptop except check mail and play on FBook. Any help would be greatly appreciated
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by s at 13:48:46.20 on Mon 07/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.765.130 [GMT -7:00]

SP: MalwareRemovalBot *disabled* (Updated) {DF7AE58A-BF31-4E6B-B9E0-E08D663F4E4F}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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System specs:
Asus M2N SLI Deluxe mobo
2x Corsair XMS2 1gb DDR2 PC6400 sticks
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
ATI Radeon 4870 1gb
2x Western Digital Cavalier 160gb (was in a stripe raid)
Antec true power trio 650w atx 12v SLI certified, crossfire ready
Windows XP
Apevia x-cruiser case w/stock fans

Alrighty i'll start from the beginning. I had some problems with viruses and spyware taking apart windows for about 6 months now. I was gettind raid data access failure and .dll errors pretty regularly. One day the computer wouldnt boot at all, it would just sit at the windows xp loading screen and it wouldnt boot into safe mode either. So after doing a fresh install of XP without a raid setup on the first hard drive, everything was fine and dandy for 2 days.

Well last night it decided to freeze on me while i was playing WoW. I couldn't ctrl+alt+delete, nothing was responsive but my mouse cursor was still moving. I had to force a restart by pushing the button on the front and after i did that, it wouldnt boot into windows again or into safe mode. So I decided to do a fresh XP install on the other hard drive.

It went well. Everything got installed and I was up to sp3 on XP until it froze again. I powered it down, restarted no problem and about 2-3 minutes after windows loads it freezes again. I can still move the mouse cursor but I can't click on anything or use keyboard commands. On a suggestion from a friend I moved the sata cable from sata 1 to sata 2 thinking it might be ... Read more

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A new OS shouldn't matter and it's kinda hard to believe both HDD's are bad. Try using only one of the memory sticks, if the still has issues try the other stick. I would also disconnect the 2nd HDD for the time being. And if Windows will stay running long enough, look in the Event Viewer and see if Windows is logging any errors.

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I have a problem with my PC. It has been going on for a month now or so. I'll do my best to describe the issue in detail, but I'm no expert on that.
The main problem is that my pc randomly freezes- it happens like this:
While using any other software than video games (literally everything), at some point computer just.. stops working. I can't move my mouse, can't type anything- it literally freezes for a moment (including sound, though while using windows media player, sometimes program just doesn't work but audio goes on), usually about 20 seconds (sometimes longer). And it wouldn't be that much of a problem, if it wouldn't happen so often.
While playing video games- that's when hell starts. It can happen once a minute, and sometimes even more often. During that freez, audio starts to loop last half a second untill it unfreezes.
Just to clarify- I'm not playing/using any kind of software that my PC can't handle. Most of the things that I use require really small amounts of ram or cpu. And surprisingly- while game requiers small amounts of ram and cpu and freezes constantly, my other software that sometimes can take almost all of my ram and 90/99% of the cpu, freezes very rarely and it's all ok.
It was something that just started happening one day, and never stopped. Just got worse. I was looking for a solution, but I couldn't find anything usefull. There's nothing going on in the background that could possibly cause that big problem.
I've tried to track down maybe som... Read more

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Sorry if this is the wrong part to place this in, but I do run Windows 7.

A few days ago my computer started to have constant freezing. First off it started with the computer freezing when I clicked a link on Facebook, thinking that it crashed, I force shutdown my PC, and then it would not load, at all. This happened for a good 30mins, it would either load up, or it wouldn't, after it did it would freeze.

Eventually it started working, without freezing, which is where I am at, at the moment, sort of.
By sort of I mean that, occasionally my computer will just freeze, it will sit there processing, but not do anything. After anywhere from 30seconds to 2 minutes the computer will then start working again as if nothing happened. Sometimes it can happen every 30minutes, sometimes it can happen every 5.

RAM usage is sitting at 31% at the moment, and CPU usage is at 2%.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 410674 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P67A-UD5
Antivirus: avast! antivirus 4.7.1098 [VPS 120129-1], Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

That's a the specs of my PC as taken by your device checker.

I ran CrapCleaner in order to clear old cache's etc, and I ran Avast! and Malwarebytes thinking I may have ... Read more

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A while back my computer started acting slow and sluggish, especially when I would do internet-intensive programs such as Firefox. Recently it has become worse to the point where often while I simply typing something into the address bar, my computer will freeze and have to be force-restarted. I have tried running my McAfee virus scan but that freezes when it gets to certain files, which are different every time.

On a side note, my entire iTunes library was deleted somehow off my computer, without my knowledge. When I go to re-import all my songs, it freezes on certain song. Which are usually the same ones every time.

This issue has become so bad I can hardly use my computer at all. Thank you for anything you can do, and I can provide more information if needed.

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear your having some issues with your system, I am thinking in a certain direction already but lets try a couple of things

Please download the following and run a full scan using malwarebytes, free version here is the link. Malwarebytes Lets try this first and then try running a full updated scan using you security. I need to check a couple of things and will get back to you shortly.

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I am running XP Home SP2 on
P4 2.4GHz with 1 GB or RAM

Windows Media Player version 11.0.5721.5230 to be exact

As soon as I start wmp I can hear my HD grumbling away making a lot of noise.
More often than not, wmp will just freeze and say it's not responding but when it does work, it'll take about one or two minutes before everything is calm and I am finally able to do anything with it. I can never simply start wmp and then begin playing music straight away. My CPU goes through the roof (100%) and remains there or high 90's while my HD makes as much noise as possible. 8 out of 10 times I will need to kill the process manually and try again. There is no other way of stopping it. Even when it does work and I close wmp player down, the process remains for a long time afterwards and my HD will continue being busy making a lot of noise until I either kill the process manually or wait approx 5 minites (literally ..sometimes more) before the process ends by itself.
I have no way of restarting wmp until the process has been killed.
This is extremely frustrating as you will imagine. I do not remember this being the case when I first installed wmp 11 but I certainly know that I never had this problem with older versions <10.
It also does not make any difference whether wmp is the only thing I have running or whether I have several other programs running at the same time. and I do not have any other issues with similar symptoms running any other programs.

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So i recently repaired my computer due to a motherboard failure. (also upgraded RAM, CPU and HDD) It was working fine for a month or so. but about two weeks ago I put my old HDD in to trying get some of my old files off of it, i noticed windows vista took alot longer to load than it had prior to this. Also about 5 days ago my computer start freezing at first it wasn't much now it happens just about everytime i use it. Ive tried reinstall windows and formatting the HDD drive I also removed the old one,

Thanks for your time, Flyer.

My computer froze again, the CPU temps went up to about 65C the system has started responding again the temps have lowered to 42. Once im able top post the picture i will.

Adding a picture of my TEMPS.


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So I was typing out this post and my computer froze..
Let's try again!
I'm really hoping someone..anyone..could help me sort this freezing issue!
I've tried everything up to purchasing brand new parts!
Here's my specs;
Two sets of Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX16C9T3K2/8X)
Asus A88XM-A Socket FM2+ DVI HDMI 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard
AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition 3.70GHz (Socket FM2) Kaveri Quad Core Processor
Radeon R9 270 graphics card
SAMSUNG 850 Evo 2.5" Internal SSD - 120 GB
1TB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive 3.5" SATA III - ST1000DM003
I'm typing as quick as I can so that my computer doesn't freeze in the middle of this..
My timings for my ram is also correct
Someone please help! I've had enough!
It freezes in games as well as on the desktop, unpredictable as I could be using it for an hour before it freezes or within seconds!
Let me know what other info you need!

A:Freezing issues..Fed up!

You forgot to submit the brand name and model number and wattage of the power supply.

From what I can determine, its AMD processor and AMD graphics card uses a combined total of 245 watts.
When you factor in the power needs for the motherboard, hard drives, RAM, fans, etc. and being used for gaming, it's going to require a quality power supply with sufficient wattage.


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I recently installed Windows 7 and it's only been frustrating me ever since I did.

My first problem is that Windows will randomly freeze up and I end up having to hard reboot my system. I've read a number of things online about how to fix it, but nothing seems to help.

Also, another problem, I'm not quite sure how to explain this one. I'm not too computer savvy so forgive me if it doesn't make sense. Windows seems to "lag" from time to time as well. I'll move the mouse and it will appear off somewhere else, just like how you lag in video games, where you would move and appear in other places because the computer can't process it. Also, during this "lag" if there is any audio playing it will "loop"? The sound will repeat until the "lag" spike goes away. This will happen about 3 to 6 times within a few seconds and then it will stop. Sorry if I made that confusing but that's the best way I know how to describe it.

If anyone can offer any suggestion on how to fix these two problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

Oh and forgive me if this isn't where this should be posted, I just registered today.

Thanks for your time.

A:Freezing issues

quote recently installed Windows 7 and it's only been frustrating me ever since I did.

My first problem is that Windows will randomly freeze up and I end up having to hard reboot my system. I've read a number of things online about how to fix it, but nothing seems to help.

Also, another problem, I'm not quite sure how to explain this one. I'm not too computer savvy so forgive me if it doesn't make sense. Windows seems to "lag" from time to time as well. I'll move the mouse and it will appear off somewhere else, just like how you lag in video games, where you would move and appear in other places because the computer can't process it. Also, during this "lag" if there is any audio playing it will "loop"? The sound will repeat until the "lag" spike goes away. This will happen about 3 to 6 times within a few seconds and then it will stop. Sorry if I made that confusing but that's the best way I know how to describe it.

If anyone can offer any suggestion on how to fix these two problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

Oh and forgive me if this isn't where this should be posted, I just registered today.quote

Thanks for your time.

I hope that I can help and I further hope that a single solution will solve both problems. Uninstall your A/V, (anti virus) and try MSE (Miscrosoft Security Essentials). Since this might not solve the problem and you may not like MSE, make a system image first, so you could go back to whe... Read more

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I bought an Acer Timeline 5810TG in August with Vista installed and everything was great. Then I think I opened an infected email and it started freezing with the only option to turn off and start again. Didn't reinstall as I knew my windows 7 upgrade was coming. Clean installed Windows 7 but after a while had same freezing issue. Uninstalled AV and the freezing began in seconds! AV seems to keep the problem in check but it still freezes after an hour or so. No scanning tool I've used throws up any concerns (Threatfire, Spybot etc) Have clean installed again but not transfered previous data over just in case but same problem - I need help...Please...

A:Freezing Issues - Help Please...

Have you run malwarebytes? If this is a rootkit virus I use unhackme. It usually resolves the issue but you have to be careful in what you delete. It comes in a fully functional trial version.

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Windows XP Startup and close is very slow.  IE8 is slow and freezes often.  I've run Malwarebytes, Windows Essential Security, Tweaking.com's windows all in one fix and nothing seems to help.  Help!

A:Slow computer, IE8 slow and freezing often.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792

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First of all, I wanted to drop BitDefender and use another program. I uninstalled it but now it's just stuck in my programs and features list and when I try to uninstall it, nothing happens. Its services are running 24/7 and I can't shut them down. When I try to uncheck them in selective startup, they recheck themselves as soon as I hit apply.

Also, I've been having issues with FPS lag in one of the games I play: Diablo 3. The game runs like a champ at a beautiful 60 FPS... and then suddenly it will drop to 4-8 FPS for seemingly no reason at all. My internet is staying steady and there's not always a lot of effects on the screen. It happens at pretty regular intervals of a few minutes and stays like that for about 5 seconds each time. During this, D3 uses gigantic amounts of my CPU for ??? reason. I should add that I was recently running 31x.xx drivers from Nvidia and it was way worse. Now that I updated to the latest driver it seems to be a LITTLE better with less frequent stutters, but still unplayable just as described.

Finally, my computer is way slower than it should be on startup. I used to run HJT and fix things myself because I thought I knew what I was doing... but then I broke my boyfriend's computer so I think that's not such a good idea. Anyway, here's my HJT log followed by my DxDiag log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 11:20:13 PM, on 8/25/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explo... Read more

A:Slow startup, BitDefender issues, and some FPS lag issues

Hi they have a removal tool for Bit Defender Support

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Sorry for the vague title as I could not just pin-point to a specific problem. So, if you may, help me out with my infuriating (big) problems:

1. IRIK_LESS_OR_EQUAL - BSoD screen with Diagnostic Startup
2. Normal startup does not work as it freezes on the "Welcome" screen or black screen
3. Selective startup is the same as normal

Tried the following solutions with no avail:
- Going to MSCONFIG and disabling all startup then restarting
- Going on Diagnostic startup (results in BSoD)
- Going on Selective startup (does not work)
- Normal startup does not result in the BSoD but gets stuck on the "Welcome" screen/black screen
- Safemode works, however, my laptop screen is cracked and have little real-estate that is viewable. I can still operate somewhat in safemode (currently using external monitor)
- Restore to last known configuration (tried and doesn't work)
- Searched up IRIK_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSoD possible solutions, and I assure you it is not the hardware. Hardware is fine as I have checked the RAM and CPU.
- Waiting it out on Normal startup is not a viable option, as I left my computer on for about 8 hours without change.
- *In normal startup* CTRL + ALT + DEL will bring up the screen with *Log off user - Start Task Manager - Switch User* and all those options, however, when I click Start Task Manager or any other option, it reverts back to being a black screen.
- CTRL - Shift - Esc does not open the Task Manager from the welcome screen nor does stick... Read more

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I've been having some problems with programs (usually browsers, such as Firefox and Google Chrome) crashing, after which my computer will be completely unresponsive and must be shut off with the power button. I've scanned my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG, Ad-Aware, and SpyBot, and they haven't found anything other than tracking cookies. So I'm not sure if I'm infected with anything or if it's a hardware issue. My operating system is Windows Vista.

A:Freezing issues - don't know if I'm infected or not

Lets run one more please.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.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 definition 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... Read more

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