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H520 freezes every 5 minutes

Q: H520 freezes every 5 minutes

Hello, All of sudden one day, my H520 (machine type 10094) becomes unresponsive approximately every 5 minutes. I can still move mouse pointer, but nothing responds. Seems to have happened when upgraded to Windows 10 1703. Have ran all Lenovo updates, etc from the support website and ran numerous windows 10 support/diagnostics suggested on various postings around the web with no success. Any one else having this problem? Resolved this problem? Thanks.

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Hello all, I'll try to explain this the best I can... please ask questions if something isn't clear or if you need more info. This problem is driving me batty, and I have no idea how to "cure" it. I've tried everything I can think of.

I'm running Win7/SP1/64, I have 4gb RAM, using an i5 processor. My laptop is an HP Pavilion DV6-3150US. All AV/malware databases are up-to-date (Symantec Endpoint Protection/Malwarebytes) and I scan daily - the system is clean.

Every time I boot the computer, within 10 minutes of boot, Windows will suddenly become non-responsive. This non-responsiveness runs for 1-2 minutes, then everything works great. It doesn't happen again so long as the computer doesn't go into Sleep or is rebooted, and then it happens all over again. That leads me to believe there is something loading up with Windows that is the culprit.

I've flashed the BIOS, am using the latest and greatest version of it (SP50942). I'm up to date on Windows updates. As far as I can tell (using SlimDrivers), all my drivers are up-to-date. I've also allowed HP Advisor to scan weekly and it makes no recommendations that something is out of date.

Using msconfig.exe, it shows the following as allowed startup items:

IDT PC Audio - sstray64.exe
HP Quick Launch - HPMSGSVC.exe
IAStorIcon (Intel) - IAStorIcon.exe
Intel Common User Interface - igfxper.exe
Intel ProSet Wireless - iFrmwrk.exe
Microsoft Intellipoint - ipoint.exe
Soluto - soluto.exe (... Read more

A:Windows freezes up for 1-2 minutes a few minutes after startup

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming process, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.

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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Ati Radeon HD5850
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
mouse advent wireless

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.

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Hello and thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give me. I am reasonably competent computer user and should be able to understand what you need me to do. I am experiencing this problem in all browsers, Firefox, IE and Chrome. The problem started happening in the last few days, about the same time my son came to stay with me for the week, Hmmm.After surfing for 5-10 minutes the browser will cease to load pages and then computer will stop responding. Functionality to many computer programs will cease to work, shut down and restart do not respond and a hard reboot is necessary. DSL is still available to online game if it was already running though. I am sure my son or I went somewhere stupid and caught something but I don't know what. AVG and zone alarm were running on the computer. I have run ad aware, spybot, , Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Hijackthis. Doubleclick was found. Problem still persists.Computer info:Vista HomePremium SP1Intel Core2 Quad [email protected] GHz6 GB RamNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTGigabyte EP45-UD3P MmotherboardHijackThis log is here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:12:55 PM, on 8/8/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\AVG&#... Read more

A:Browser freezes after a few minutes, then computer freezes

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Have recently bought a H520 (not H520s) with the Intel i5 3.0ghz processor and 4gb RAM.I wanted to upgrade the RAM to whatever it can take - but I can't find any info anywhere about the motherboard max. The manual is very simplistic and doesn't show the RAM limits - and I've tried various system scanners (including the usually reliable one at crucial.com), but they all incorrectly identify the motherboard as having four RAM slots - it doesn't, it has only two.So how can I find out the max RAM? I can find DDR3 1600 sticks in 4, 8 and even 16gb flavours - it'd be great if I can get 2x 16gb in there, but I get a feeling that with a low-end system like this, that'd be pushing it.

A:H520 max RAM

Should add - am running Windows8 64bit, so not constrained by OS limits.

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I've been going mad for a few hours now- going round in circles, fruitlessly googling! I have a toshiba equim laptop that i wanted to wipe and start completly again on before giving it to someone. So i put the xp disc in so that it would reinstall and wipe everything (i have done this on another old laptop with total success and no problems so was fairly sure it was ok to do)

It asked me delete/create partitions & format which i did and then it carried on to start installing XP SP1 but everytime it gets to 33 mins remaining it just freezes...I have tried rebooting, disabling everything in the BIOS (not that there was much to chose from...cd drive/hdd/lan) and leaving just the hdd and cd drive running and ensuring it boots from the cd drive...

From google they seem to be hinting at something hardware related but there's nothing attached (no printer/usb stick) unless there's something inside but i daren't open it up... and inf files keep getting mentioned but i dont understand the instructions for deleting them.

Has any got any simple to follow advice? I literally want to scream!


A:XP Set Up Freezes at 33 minutes

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After coming home and being told by my wife that "the PC is not working", I took a look - it was consistently freezing after only a few minutes. So, I logged on in Safe Mode and consecutively ran my various counter virus software (MS Essentials, Malaware Bytes and Spybot), which removed/fixed various issues they detected. This didn't seem to help.

So I Restored to my earliest log. I then ran Windows on Normal Mode and it seems to work OK, but I still sense there may still be viral infection.

I then downloaded "Hijackthis" and ran it, without fixing/deleting any files . I have attached the log - I would be very grateful indeed if you could take a look and let me know if you spot any anomalies?

Thanks very much indeed


A:My PC freezes after a few minutes

How many antivirus/antimalware programs do you have installed? Select 1 antivirus program (MSE) and ditch all those tool bars

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Hi everyone, I'm kinda experiencing the same problems as this guy - http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/984871-my-computer-freezes-few-minutes.html

It all started yesterday, while I was browsing the net my computer suddenly froze and got a bluescreen. When it rebooted everything looked fine during startup except that it froze after a few minutes again. During the freeze I can move the mouse, but I can't open any programs, and any programs that already are open stop working. Can't ctrl+alt+delete or do anything else than reboot the computer by pressing the start-button.

I didn't visit any websites that I haven't visited frequently these past weeks so I don't think I've gotten anything from them.

When I start in safe-mode the same thing happens after a few minutes, cant start any new programs, and any programs that already are active stop working.

This is a huge problem since, if this is caused by some malware or virus (could be?) I don't have time to do a system scan before everything freezes.

here's my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:10:47, on 2012-04-13
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\OSD\Launch_CC.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files\OSD\Launch_CC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:everything freezes after a few minutes

Update: I disconnected my monitor and rebooted (I'm on a laptop with a monitor connected to it)

It's been running a malware scan for almost 15 minutes now which is much longer than usual. Could the freezing be related to my video-card and the second screen?

(I'm running this scan in safemode with network - can't run scan without internet)

Update2: After 18 minutes the scan froze, and I had to reboot. Very frustrating I fear there's no other option than to backup and re-format. But I'll wait to here if I can get any feedback from here
update 3: Another thing I noticed that's odd is that "Microsoft Windows is no longer responding" or something similar. I've had this laptop for 3 years and I've never had a bluescreen on it before, nor have I experienced that windows stopped responding. Normally it's just a program or explorer.exe that stops responding, which happens now and then, but not windows.
Any thoughts?

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I have 7 running on a Sony laptop. After 5 to 15 minutes, it freezes. Everything just stops, no blue screen, no response from keyboard or mouse. Ctl, alt del does nothing. Hard Drive light is on. Hard shutdown is the only way to get it off. I have been able to run virus check and found nothing. It won't stay up long enough to do a dish scan or upgrade it to Windows 10. I am a basic end user who can use the standard tools but I am not into the internals of a PC. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have switched to my iPhone now that I have uploaded the logs.

When I boot up my machine, within 3-4 minutes it locks up and I am unable to use it again.
I have to reboot and start all over again. It happen if I am running in safe mode also.

Any assistance anyone could provide would be appreciated.

Thank you!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19088
Run by David at 13:58:16 on 2011-08-11
Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3002.2600 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Disabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.bplog.com/control_your_blood_pressure.asp
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&local... Read more

A:PC Freezes Up After A Few Minutes

Hello Irish 72, and welcome to TSF.

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I have Mesh desktop computer. My desk top came with only recovery CD (no drivers CD). It had Windows XP Home Edition. It is 10 years old (I bought it in 2004) and over the years it became very slow and sluggish. Originally, XP system installed on it was without any service packs but with the updates it was at SP3 level. It has a CD drive, DVD drive and floppy drive. It started giving error messages. So I decided to clean reinstall it and backed up my working files to an external drive.
For reinstallation I created Slipstream CD with XP recovery CD and SP3 downloaded from Microsoft site.
My software is Windows XP Home Edition

My hardware is as follows:
Motherboard: ASUS P4R800-VM
AMI Bios version 08.00.09
Build date 09/02/2004

Intel Pentium Chip ? IXP 200
CPU Processor - Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Processor Speed 3000 MHz
Count 1

System memory
Type Intel? Pentium ? 4 CPU 3.00 GHzSize 960 MB
Speed 333 MHz Dual Channel

Since I did not have drivers CD from manufacturers, I downloaded the drivers for the following from Asus site (with the guidance of one of the helpers on this site in another thread) that matched the requirements of this motherboard (Asus P4R800-VM)

Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller

Everything seemed OK and I could start the computer but after couple of minutes the system freezes and I am unable to use the computer. Also couple of times when I started the compu... Read more

A:PC freezes after few minutes

Upgrading the BIOS could be worth it, but it could also ruin the system if the installation or wrong BIOS is applied.

When does this warning appear?

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I just got a Geforce 2 MX 400, and when I try playing GTA 3, it freezes after about a minute. When I used my onboard video, an Intel 82810E Graphics controller, everything worked fine, but slow. That's why I got the Video Card. I don't know whether this is because of the Geforce, but I guessed so because everything worked fine with the onboard video.

GTA 3 freezes for no reason at all. I could be in the options, which doesn't take up any performance, power, you know what I mean, and it would freeze.

A:GTA 3 freezes after 1 or 2 minutes

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My work PC freezes after about 15 minutes from starting. I can't do anything at that point and I need to restart it by pressing power button. After second start it runs normally for the rest of the day. Next day when I switch it on it happens again and it's been like that for the last week. It froze on IE, Firefox and Outlook. I checked event viewer but don't really know what to look for as only errors that I've found were that of unexpected machine restart. I've checked installed programs and there's nothing there recently. Any ideas?

A:PC freezes every day after about 15 minutes

it still happens. yesterday it worked for an hour and then it froze but today was about 10 minutes.

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Recently, my computer started freezing after about 10 minutes of uptime. I ran Everest and the fans and temps seem fine. I thought maybe something in the registry was messed up as I ran CCleaner recently. I thought I might reinstall XP just to get a clean install in. When I tried to do that, I found out that my USB keyboard and mouse stop working just after POST and before XP starts. So I couldn't hit the space bar to install. I tried it with an old PS/2 keyboard and mouse and that helped. I reinstalled windows and it seemed fine. I went about 90 minutes and no freeze, but just as I was about to close it all down and call it a night, it froze again. I restarted, hoping it was just a fluke, but now, after the XP loading screen, I get a blank screen. I can get in using safe mode, and am using it now. I am going to try and see if it freezes in safe mode while I go to bed.

Any input?

Just about ready to switch to Ubuntu.

A:XP Freezes after a few minutes

Will you post your complete system specs, ie: power supply, ram ect.

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Hey guys so my pc right now (2-3 years old) is slow as hell and freezes every few minutes for 1-5 minutes. I just did a clean install 2 weeks ago and it is still like that. Even worse perhaps so I decided to come and ask for some help. I have a 465GB Hard Drive and 230GB of it is currently free (I am making videos with my friends and we have a gaming channel on youtube what is doing pretty well right now so 150GB is taken away by videos. I delete them right after making them so most of the time the Hard Drive has 380+ GB free)

Also if this matters than I should currently be dual booting my win 7 with ubuntu but 1 day the ubuntu folder from my local disc was deleted (I have no idea how, 1 day it was just gone) and since then it doesnt let me choose to go into ubuntu. Is it completely deleted or some parts still remain and is there a way to uninstall/delete those parts.

This is all the information about my computer (I think) I took that from speccy so probably there is alot of information that is useless for you but still.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 48 ?C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)
http://www.abit.com.tw/ IP35P (Intel P35+ICH9) (Socket 775) 52 ?C
L1972H ([email protected])
512MB GeForce GTS 250 (Undefined) 50 ?C
Hard Drives
488GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0 ATA Device (SATA) 53 ?C
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A:PC Freezes every few minutes, no idea why

Hello Kritosein Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You are correct about Speccy in that a 500gb drive generally see 465gb available once it is partitioned and formatted. That shows 488gb? A better program would be System Info for Windows. But we can get into that later.

One of the first things you can try to see things clear up is scheduling a run of the Check Disk tool as well as a good run of the memtest memory stress testing program as long as your system temps are found to be good. Something overheating won't help anyl When right clicking on the C drive's icon in Windows Explorer to bring up the properties screen go to the Tools tab and click on the Check Now button under error checking to schedule that for the next boot up.

If you using the Grub loader to boot into 7 that can produce errors on the drive at times and why you would want to try that option. Memtest is always a good one for finding out if you are running into any memory problems from a defect with a dimm which can also cause freeze ups among other things.

As far as your ubuntu folder was that for a virtual hard drive project (VHD) or were you looking for a folder you downloaded an iso image into? You will need to be a little more specific on what you mean by folder.

As far as videos being on the main drive temporarily the present case was planned out with that in mind seeing a 1tb host drive for 7 to allow plenty of drive space. Then you add in some virtual machines(VMs), other types of temp and long term fi... Read more

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Hoping to find a solution to an annoying problem. About 2 minutes after either "awakening" system or even from a cold boot, whether online or in an app, my system freezes up. The freeze last close to two minutes then (this is remarkable) the system becomes operational with no other issues UNTIL the next time it either goes to sleep or is restarted. Here's a little history:

The unit is an older Dell XPS which has proved to be a really good machine. It's a "gamer" but I'm not - just wanted the best I could afford several years ago when I purchased it (even has the liquid cooler unit). About two weeks ago it just quit, would not boot up. Found the cause to be a full HDD (500G). So I installed a 2TB unit as primary and re-installed Win 7. Graphics were horrible till I discovered I needed to reload Nvidia drivers then display was fine. I really did not operate the PC for very long without the new Nvidia drivers so not sure if the freeze problem was present before the driver installation or not. Don't think it's App related as it happens online and offline - weird that it only occurs once then all okay. Any ideas?

A:System freezes after 2 minutes...

Quote: Originally Posted by 7ME

not sure if the freeze problem was present before the driver installation or not.

1)If all you have done is change from a 500GB to a 2TB drive then I see no problems. But, some HDDs to go to sleep like the 2TB WD Greens (not a good OS drive but good for backup).

2) Is the video driver the same as on the 500GB system. If not try the older driver.

3) Of course check for Malware. (eg. Malwarebytes - free)

You may want to also look at this tutorial:
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have a dell inspiron N4010 windows 7 operating system and for some reason, after two minutes of me logging on to my computer the screen suddenly dims, the mouse disappears, and the entire computer freezes. No matter how many times i restart my computer the same thing happens. I don't have this problem though when i'm in safe mode. but when i'm in safe mode, i don't have access to my virus detection software, so i can't scan for a virus either in normal or safe mode. Does anyone have any suggestions?

P.S. If it means anything, lately my computer has stopped recognizing it's charger.

A:Computer freezes after two minutes

Hi piano-man,

My name is Ravi and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.

In this case I would suggest you to create a new user account by booting in to safe mode and give that account admin rights. Once the account is created boot the system in to normal mode and choose new user account to log in. Observe the system in that account and also run the Virus scan in that account and check.

Steps to create a new account:

Boot the system in safe mode Click start and in the search tab type User account and open it.
Choose Manage another accounts and click on Create a new account.

Please reply with the Outcome.
Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder
You can reach us at:

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Hello everyone,

I'm having lots of trouble with my Windows 7 laptop today. It runs perfectly on safe mode, but on normal mode most of the times it freezes after 2-5 minutes of booting. Usually the screen freezes first, but I can still move the mouse cursor for less than a minute before it freezes completely. Other times Windows just keeps loading forever, and the last time I tried I was able to enter Windows, but the desktop never loaded. The screen was black and all I could see was the mouse cursor, which I could move for a few minutes before it froze. This last situation happened only once, though.

What could it be? I tried doing a clean boot but it didn't work.

Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Windows 7 freezes after a few minutes

This may help : SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Or you could try a system restore to before this started.

You HAVE ran some malware/Anti-Virus scans , correct?

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I think I followed the instructions correctly, but since I am new to this, I'm not sure. I haven't been able to use my lap top and believe it is a virus.

Here is the log from the DDS Notepad:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Cheryl at 11:27:10.36 on Sat 02/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4057.2106 [GMT -8:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
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A:Computer freezes within 6-9 minutes


This morning when I tried to turn on the computer it went to a black screen. It started to boot up.... showed the microsoft logo... but then black with only the cursor showing. I didn't take the time to try to turn it on in safe mode, had to get to work.

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I've owned my computer for like 2 years now and it's been recently acting up. I can only use it for about 5 minutes and then it freezes. I tried to fix it by deleting all errors or something like that but it's still messed up. HELP PLEASE!!!

Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

A:Computer freezes after about five minutes of use.

What are your specs? Also what programs do you run wen it freezes?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 93532 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Not only do my videos freeze but everything does after a few minutes. I click "Ctrl and C" at the same time and it helps a very little. I also click "Ctrl and Pause/break". That helps almost not at all. I also check my Task Manager and under Applications I never see more than two running. I look under Processes also and always see about 25 ".exe" files. I have no way of determining what they are or what they do. This may be the sight of the solution to my problem but I am without clues as to how to work this list of "Processes". Any other solutions anyone can think of?

A:screen always freezes within 3-5 minutes

Are you having the same problem in Safe Mode?

How to Boot into Safe Mode
If not, you may want to try a Clean Boot troubleshooting procedure to hopefully isolate the program causing this?

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Here is what I know...
i run winxp by the way
Not too long ago I got notice that I had trojan.vundo but then I ran a check for it and it said that my system came out clean so I'm not sure if that's really the case.
In any case, here is what I have done...
I ran Malawarebytes, spybot search & destroy, superantispyware, smitfraudfix and avast...
The interesting thing is that whenever I tried to update malaware or my avg which i had before i installed avast yesterday, it would always fail, it did not allow me to update...
here are the symptoms:
I get redirected sometimes to pages such as stopzilla and nexplore...
My clock on the start menu tray somehow changed itself to the 24 hour mode from my 12 hour mode
and the biggest one, my computer freezes every 23 minutes...at the 23rd minute, my pc seems to be processing something for a while (the light keeps blinking) and after its done, everything is frozen, I can still click on some icons on the desktop but nothing opens. THe desktop seems to be the last thing affected since the start menu tray is the first thing that freezes...
Not sure why that is, i do believe it's some sort of malware/infection etc since my comp does not freeze when I use it during safe mode..
While running Avast, several virus names came up such as Win:32 Daonel - L (Drpt); Malware-gen; Win 32: Trojan-gen; Win 32: Rootkit-gen...and I don't quite remember where these files were but they were mostly in the int temp files and windows/system 32....
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A:My computer freezes every 23 minutes...

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for not being able to have replied to your topic. If you still need help, please start a new thread and post a fresh set of logs requested in our pre-posting process outlined below, as it has been quite a while since you posted. This one shall be closed.

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I've had my laptop for about two years, and last week it began to freeze five minutes after startup, on average--never more than ten minutes after. No matter what programs I had open, I wouldn't be able to do anything but shut it off manually. I could restart it and it would work fine, albeit with occasional freezes during which it'd be frozen for a thirty seconds or so and then come back. It's done this every time I've started it up. I've also gotten more "not responding" messages from programs than usual, also lasting only a short time.

I do use the laptop very often, and thought there might be a problem with it overheating; the fan makes only the low whirring noise that is normal for it.

The other thing people suggested to me is more memory--I've got 1 GB right now, which I've heard isn't enough for Vista. Could that be it?

My computer stats, mostly copy-pasted from the 'My Computer' window, are it's a Dell Inspiron E1405 running Windows Vista; 1 GB of memory ; Intel core processor T2080 @ 1.73GHz. If you need any other information let me know and I'll try to find it. (I definitly checked the "beginner" box during registration. ) Thanks

A:laptop freezes after five minutes of use

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I am using newly installed windows xp with SP2 currently. Whenever I log on to that , t only gives me 1- to 15 minutes to use it. After that everything freezes,pause and halts. The only solution is to restart. I tried experimenting on that and found out that Whenever I unplug my router before starting windows then it works fine. I am using ZTE router for DSL connection. It worked fine last time I used Windows xp and It was working fine on Windows Vista as well, (which I have formatted now).Plz help.

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I have a compaq 6720S I will turn it on and it will work fine...then everything will just freeze up after about five minutes. wondering if this is a malware problem or a computer problem.

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Can anyone help......my hp laptop freezes after being on for 10 minutes or so. I have had issues in the past (first one when installing an update 8 months ago). I had to do a system restore. I realized after looking for another antivirus program that sp1 and sp2 were not installed. My computer lost power during the updates and now I can't download them because my computer freezes while downloading. CTRL alt delete gets me nowhere, so have have to shut the computer off. Any ideas? My battery doesn't hold charge for very long, so I use the adapter all of the time.

A:Computer freezes after 10 minutes

Go to www.filehippo.com . Download cleaner (freeutility). Install & run per menus.

1. Run analyze .. Will take a minute or 2.
2. When analyze finishes, click on cleaner.
3. When 100%complete..click on run cleaner Button in lower right corner. Rerun cleaner (button) until you see a green bar and 100% across top of screen.
4. Next, click on registry button.. Left side of screen. After scan is complete ( min or 2) click on fix issues... When asked.. Click on backup to backup registry before starting fix... This let's you restore in case of a problem ..
5. Click on fix all problems..
6. May not be necessary, but repeat step 4 and 5 until you get 100% green bar at top of screen.

The above will clean up all those old files & registry errors left over from uncommitted install

7. Reboot
8. Run cleaner again and repeat above
9. Optional... Click on tools left side of screen, startup, check all those programs that are set to run when you reboot..go careful her.. I suggest if you do not recognize an entry, google it to see what it is. If not needed, click on enable yes to change to no..this action will stop a lot of unused useless stuff or stuff that need not run at startup..
10. Reboot

This should clean up most if not all of your problem... If not, you may have a virus or malware and need to clean that up..

I recommend using malwarebytes ( another free utility)... Install and let it run... Follow their instructions

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so here's the full story. A few months ago my Laptop went freezing from times to times, for a few minutes and then un-freeze, to freeze again a few minutes later. So wondering what to do, I formatted my laptop to solve that problem. Sadly it didn't worked. Having work to do i was forced to run my PC on Safe Mode for a couple of month. After a while I decided to go ''legit', again and I realized that my PC froze a few minutes after start-up but after a couple of hours, it would run smoothly for days. So the past few months my PC was running smoothly,... until recently, but now, it's worst than ever. It freezes a few minutes after start-up... and even if I keep it on for days, I still can't do a thing, it un-freeze for like 2 seconds sometimes, then just to freeze again. It's driving me crazy. I'm planning to buy a new PC but I'm stuck with this one for a little while now, might as well try to do something with it. I don't think this is a problem of program or anything like this since even after I formatted it, I still had the same problem. Is my laptop just dead? (I'm on safe-mode right now).

So here's my specs-

Toshiba Laptop
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core TK-57 1.90ghz
Ram: 3 Gb
System : Windows 7 home premium 32 bit

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

A:My PC freezes few minutes after start-up

Hi and welcome to TSF does it freeze in saf mode

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Today when I logged into my computer, after about 5-10 minutes everything froze including the mouse. When i tried clicking the mouse the computer made a constant beeping noise.

I ran a few different virus scanners but they came up with nothing.
This problem still happens, even in safe mode. I'm not sure whether this is a virus or not, but I didn't know where else to post this.

Please help me fix this. Thanks.

(If you need me to post logs or anything, just ask.)

A:Computer Freezes After About 5 Minutes

please help me...I think it might be a rootkit that I can't get rid of.
Here is a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:31:32 PM, on 12/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
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My computer freezes every five minutes or so while playing games or running firefox. It's been doing this for the last 6 months and most of the time it freezes for a few minutes then runs fine for a while. Then it freezes again. Eventually I have to hard reboot. Any ideas?

A:Computer freezes every five minutes or so

Im on my phone so i cant look at your attachment but it sounds like graphic card issues to me.. Have you changed any hardware around the time that this issue started? Or have you updated the drivers recently? I would highly suggest doing a clean install of the graphic card drivers. If i was on my computer i would provide a link because i know there is a tutorial on the forums here somewhere to do it 'properly'

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To begin this, my PC started freezing. So I went on Safe Mode/Safe Mode Networking and it didn't freeze at all...but when I go on normal mode it freezes and I would have to shutdown the computer by switching it off at the front. It's really annoying me now, and I was lucky that it worked for some reason (I'm on normal mode) but who knows if i couldn't go back again? It might freeze forever...and plus I can't even turn on my computer...their are no red lights and the monitor is just blank.
It took me like 30 mins just to go into normal mode...by switching if off and on again. Is my PC dead?

My Specs:
System: Window 7 Ultimate 32 Bit - Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2940 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

Any advice would be greatly,thanks!

A:PC freezes few minutes after start-up

Clean out the machine with a can of compressed air mainly all fans and heatsync. Go into BIOS and look for temp, and voltage readings.

Post the brand model and wattage for your PSU.

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For the last 2 weeks, my home PC running XP freezes completely, not even allowing ctrl+alt+del. The keyboard has no function, the mouse will not move. The screensaver sometimes gets it going again but then it freezes up again. Its most regular use is by my son who uses Toon Town & Habbo hotel regularly & I think this might be linked. The only way to get it working again is a complete re-boot. Bad news every 10 minutes!

Any guidance would be gratefully appreciated as you can imagine the grief I'm getting from an 11 year old


A:System Freezes every 10 - 15 minutes

Welcome to TSF....

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( "Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can. .

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Originally posted in Windows XP section.Posting here on advice from ThunderZ to rule out infections and confirm/deny overheating. Please help. Thx!machine: Dell Latitude D610 laptopOS: Windows XP professionalSummary of thread:1.Computer has been freezing up about every 10 minutes after start up. I keep hitting the "kill switch" and restarting.Sometimes on restart the Caps Lock light (A) flashes and then the computer shuts down before ever really starting up.Sometimes the computer restarts -- only to freeze again in 10 mins.Tried running Kaspersky and Malwarebytes complete scans, but computer freezes before finishing -- after about 1-5% or 10 minutes. 2.I think you guys are right about the heat problem. When I put the laptop right next to my air conditioner, it doesn't freeze up.Now, I have had this laptop for 4 years and never a problem like this. The only thing that may have been a factor recently was I spent a week on a boat where it was salty air and humid. Otherwise, any ideas about a cause and solution?3.I haven't added any new programs recently. Not 100% sure I am malware free. I have Kaspersky protection running all the time. Ran Malwarebytes' antimalware scan yesterday -- it found 2 Koobface things and I quarantined and removed.Attaching screenshot of my current processes running."Attached Image"4.QUOTE(dvs @ Aug 24 2009, 09:41 AM) *-- it found 2 Koobface things and I quarantined and removed.from ThunderZAt this point I would suggest you post READ and HERE so we can... Read more

A:Laptop freezes every 10 minutes

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download 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.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 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... Read more

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My computer freezes after 5 minutes of use because of a virus and i do not know what is causing it or how to fix it. Please help!

A:Computer freezes after 5 minutes of use.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Well I just currently installed Windows XP on a 2.4 pentium processor.. i installed my linksys wireless n adapter and was browsing around.. the computer eventually slowed down and had 100% cpu resources being used.. then eventually froze. so i thought it might be that i didn't install the driver for my graphics card which is a 9600 radeon.. so i installed the drivers for it and thought it would fix.. nope. still freezing. at the same time my keyboard will stop working so i unplug and plug it back in a couple times and itll work again.. same thing with the wireless adapter.. it'll like turn off then i have to replug it in a few times and itll work again.. i thought it might be the power supply or something but i know the power supply is nearly brand new.

in short, i have 3 simultaneous problems'
-keyboard working on and off
-wireless adapter working on and off
-cpu freezing 5-30 minutes after bootup

im stuck here and any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

[edit] just tried to change out the keyboard with another one to see if maybe it was the keyboard. but as i suspected it's definitely not the keyboard.. hmmm

A:XP freezes 5-30 minutes after startup

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So basically my computer just won't stop freezing up.
It happens especially when (and after) I've watched a video file, and sometimes (I think, not sure) otherwise, such as when I play games.
The problem seems to stay until I've restarted the computer.
I've had this problem for a long time now and it just won't go away.

When the computer freezes up it really freezes up at the point where it was, even to the extent where the current sound being played freezes as well and you can basically just hear a prolonged tone (assuming I was listening to music) for the full duration of the freeze.

I've done something to solve it for maybe a few days two times, and that would be to reset bios through that battery thing in the computer and cleaned the computer from dust.
So this helps for a few days but then it's back just as before.

I need to solve this issue and know if it is software or hardware related.
Any tips would be appreciated.

I will now give you my specs.

Custom built:

Antec Six Hundred Midi Tower, Black, Fans: 1x 200mm Top, 1x 120mm Rear, Blue LEDs, Window, ATX, mATX, mITX

Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-650C 650W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Fan

Intel Core? i5 Quad Processor i5-760 Quad Core, 2.80Ghz, Socket 1156, 8MB, 95W, Boxed w/fan

Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB, CL9 Kit w/2x ValueRAM 4GB DDR3

ASUS P7P55D-E LX, Socket-1156 ATX, P55, DDR3, 1xPCIe(2.0)x16, GbLAN, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0

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A:My computer freezes up for 1 second every 5 minutes or so.

Freezing is usually caused by overheating or a failing Power Supply Unit (PSU) If you have cleaned out the computer of dust, while the side is off, look to the PSU label and report the make, model # and Wattage. Boot into Setup (Bios) and look for PC Health or some such and report the Temperatures. Also look to the PSU setting and report the 12V line.
You can also download Speccy, this will give you lots of info about your computer including the temperatures of the motherboard and HDD. Once Speccy has scanned your computer go to File/Publish Snapshot and copy the URL and Paste it into your next post if you would like to share it with us.
If your Motherboard (CPU) runs at 70 degrees C or higher, you may need to reapply Thermal Gel between the Processor and the Heat Sync.

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Good morning. My computer freezes up after being on for a few minutes. I have done various virus and malware scans and found nothing. It doesn't freeze up in safe mode. I have downloaded the tool and I am posting the scan results here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 02-11-2015
Ran by Carrie (administrator) on 16-01-2016 at 10:25:14
Running from "C:\Users\Carrie\Downloads"Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: s5713w Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (01/15/2016 08:20:00 PM) (Source: Windows Search Service) (User: )
Description: The Windows Search Service is being stopped because there is a problem with the indexer: The catalog is corrupt.
Details:    The content index catalog is corrupt.  (HRESULT : 0xc0041801) (0xc0041801)
Error: (01/15/2016 08:20:00 PM) (Source: Windows Search Service) (User: )
Description: The index cannot be initialized.
Details:    The content index catalog is corrupt.  (HRESULT : 0xc0041801) (0xc0041801)
Error: (01/15/2016 08:20:00 PM) (Source: Windows Search Service) (User: )
Description: The application cannot be initialized.
Context: Windows Application
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A:Computer freezes after a few minutes

 One thing that often causes this kind of thing is excess temperatures.  This varies somewhat from one processor to another, so find out what you have and check cputemp.com to see what it says about yours.  Then download & install something to measure and display your temperatures.  I use Speedfan, but there are others as well.  I would also run an administrative command window and run this command: sfc /scannow.  That will find and attempt to correct any corrupt system files.
 Good luck.

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I think its the CPU or the RAM, My CPU is i5 3470, and RAM is Kingston 1600Mhz 4x2GB
the bios set my ram to 1333 for some reason when Installed the win, I set it back to 1600 manually. and it freezes after a few hours repeatedly.

here are my CPU-Z screenshots of CPU,Memory and SPD tabs, tell me if something's wrong.

A:New PC freezes after a while for 5 seconds, every 1-2 minutes

Although your specs are way beyond my league,here a classic:try operating with only two sticks of RAM to find out if its due to bad memory.Repeat with the other two...

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After about 5 minutes, my mouse freezes. Computer case feels warm.


Need help.

A:Mouse Freezes after about 5 minutes--xp

Check processor fan? does whole comp freeze or just mouse?

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Trying to install XP Pro SP2 on a rebuilt HP A1410N that I fixed a year ago by having to install a new motherboard. At that time I had no problems installing XP on it. I have disabled onboard LAN and audio, removed modem, tried 3 different keyboards and mice, also ran CHDSK from Recovery Console and ran Microsoft's Memory Diagostic Check on the RAM, all tests OK. From posts on Google, I tend to believe it maybe a problem with the driver portion of the install stopping the progress.
I hope someone can help me with this as I never come acros this problem before.

A:Install freezes at 34 minutes

Is this a new or an old HDD that you are installing on?

Could be a bad HDD, could be a Bad install cd, could be a bad cd drive.

Anyfurther info would be helpful? Does it stop at one particular file? How long does it hang have you left it for A while?
System specs would prolly also help.

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when i let my computer sit for 10-20 minutes it freezes up not totaly but wont let me open new programs or close em, it wont freeze if im actively playing a game but if i have something running like itunes it will freeze. Avg running will also make it so it wont freeze. Ive gone to msconfig and turned of my system services and it didnt freeze after letting it sit idle. Any help/ideas would be appreaciated.

*edit* i talked to a guy and he said my sata drivers may be out of date, anyone know were i can dl some new ones. I have a 590 sli amd evga motherboard. 10k rpm western digital raptor hard drive, and i don't know if this is relevant but when i go to check for errors on my hard drive (reseting the computer and it scans the disks) it gets stuck in the first stage at 24%

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:30:16 PM, on 2/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
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A:Computer freezes after 10-20 minutes idk (HJK Log inc)


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Hey forum members,

My PC recently started having lockups/freezes when playing games every 10-15 minutes. Here are some of the things I tried

- Did a clean install of Win 7 32 bit
- Installed new Nvidia drivers
- Ran memtest, no errors
- Cleared my hard drive for more space
- Did a registry sweep with Ccleaner

Anything I might have overlooked? Thanks for any feedback

A:Solved: PC freezes every 10-15 minutes

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Hey everyone, I'm so glad I found this forum as I've been struggling with this issue for the entire day now. I've been experiencing random slow-downs for the past couple days (have no idea why), but it has been really minor.

However, today when I switched on my PC it was absolutely toasted. The first time it started up, loading all of the processes it just immediately froze (as in the whole system stop responding). So originally I thought, It was a probably the random slow-downs I've been experiencing lately but just a bit more severe. So a simple reboot should do the trick. Boy was I wrong, the other times it would load up all the processes but after 5 minutes of using it... the cursor would become extremely laggy and then of course would just freeze. Because of that, it forces me to hard reset the PC as there was no other alternative.

This issue happens again and again. Out of frustration, I rebooted into Safe Mode (without networking) and scanned for malware using malwarebytes and avast AV (first quick scanned and then thoroughly scanned) in case of trojans and malware. But even with the flash scan, the quick and thorough scans nothing popped up.

So then I thought it was a service or driver issue so I reinstalled my display (nVidia GTX460) drivers but nup. However I havn't updated any other drivers since there are so difficult to find (but I will if it is a solution).

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A:System freezes after a few minutes

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I am just getting this issue recently, I have tried every possible way i could think of except for a complete format, but still this happening, just couple or few minutes after the windows logs in, it freezes, and i have to restart and again same things happens..

here is the latest hi jack log i managed to get:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:52, on 2009-07-18
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MediaLife\MediaLifeService.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\JustWrite Office\ScreenMark.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung PC Studio 7\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
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A:PC Freezes just few minutes after login

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have Lenovo ideapad U330.
I have this problem that windows is freezing every few minutes for a few second and than comes back to normal.
Every time my computer was freezing I could only move to mouse and minimize windows.
I checked the even viewer and I noticed that every time my computer was freezing I got this error: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0."
The source is "atapi"
Event ID: 11

I tried to disable the controllers in the Device Manager but it still freezes.

Please help!!

A:Windows freezes every few minutes

It seems it's your hard drive. With my experience, a quick scan with CCleaner , a malware scan, and AV scan (not simultaneously, seperately) seems to speed things up. However, i just saw in another post (i will come back and edit to give credit) a Hard Drive diagnostics tool that you can use to find the problem should the things i listed don't work.

We'll need some more information such as:

Have you dropped your laptop recently? Has any other hardware changed recently?

Let us know!

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Using Sony VAIO 
My computer locks up after 45 minutes doing any and everything.
Chrome Browser mostly used to watch youtube, netflix, amazon prime and nfl.com 
vosteran appeared and since trying to remove it, is when I think the freezing started.
i can still minimize browser when freezing starts, just get no response after clicking on links
have to hold down power button to reboot.
I try to use Microsoft Security Essentials but it also locks up around 40-45 minutes and I can never make it thru the full scan.
After reboot everything good for 45 minutes
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-01-2015 01
Ran by Benjamin (administrator) on BENJAMIN-VAIO on 26-01-2015 21:55:41
Running from C:\Users\Benjamin\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Benjamin (Available profiles: Benjamin)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Computer freezes after about 45 minutes of use doing anything.

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I have a few years old PC on window vista, Acer, q6600, 3gb ram, 8600GT. It's been working well until recently. The pc would freezes within 5 minutes after the start up, this happens in safe mode too. When it freezes, the screen shows, but any moving objects will stop moving, I cannot move the mouse or use keyboard. I have to hold down the power button to shut down the pc. However, this seems very important, the freeze doesn't happen every time. If the pc doesn't freezes within 5 minutes after the startup, it will work smoothly till I shut it down naturally many hours later. Sometime, I don't want to shut down the pc because, next time I want to use it, I will have to try the start up couple time untill it doesn't freeze.

I have tried the following things:
-Update window vista, update all the drivers
-Open up the computer case to clean up some dusts
-Hit F8 before loading the window, then use startup problem diagnostic and fix.
-Delete everything on the C drive and restore it back to factory setting

After doing all the above, the problem is still there. I think it might be a hardware problem, but how can I be sure about it? If I bring it to a tech, I don't even know what to tell him about the cause of the problem. Any idea what I can do to fix this problem?
Thank you.

A:PC freezes within 5 minutes after start up

Try these 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 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight you may want to run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
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