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freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

Q: freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

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Preferred Solution: freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Here's my problem,

I've put together a new computer for a friend of mine the stat's of which are;

Intel e8400 3.0ghz
Gigabyte Ep45-ds3l motherboard BIOS revision f4 and f7 (updated on the first motherboard)
2X2gb OCZ 1066 platinum ram
2X750Gb WD greenpower hdds Sata
Pioneer 215 BK DVD burner Sata
MSI 9800GT OC edition
500w Coolermaster extreme power pro PSU 2 X 18 amp 12v rails
In a Coolermaster Centurion RC330 case

Posted fine but took nearly 30 secs to post on startup.
I got Windows XP to install and latest drivers. and it started freezing randomly usually while copying files pver network or running 3d mark 06, and memtest to check for stability. no errors come up i.e. BSOD for windows or memory errors for memtest, 'IT JUST FREEZES'. I've swapped out the ram, Powersupply, Videocard, and BIOS updated and bench tested the first motherboard as well as disconnected hdd's during memtest, and used a different optical drive(IDE), all of which still froze in memtest/3d mark. I've even plugged the computer into another outlet to rule out power current problems. While at the place that i purchased most of the computer parts from the powersupply tested fine, and the motherboard, with my own ram and CPU in it did not freeze during memtest, but it did take nearly 30 secs to post and they replaced it with another board. Brought it back home and it still freezes during memtest..... I'm at a loss does anyone have any suggestions????!!!!

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A:Solved: Memtest freezing in new build

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Hello, I recently upgraded to a new computer (less than 2 months ago), built the system myself and had it running very smoothly up until this last week. The last few days I have received 5 blue screens, with 3 occurring today alone. Today I also experienced two complete freezes, where the computer would respond to nothing for 15 or 20 minutes and required a hard restart. The first freeze occurred inside Windows, the second while I was running the first pass of tests in Memtest. The blue screens seem to occur both before I log in (the computer will have just been started up and left at the login screen when it crashes after 10 minutes or so) or while I am working in Windows. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance if you can, I've attached the reports as per these instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

? OS - Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (original OS)
? OS is a student edition, not OEM
? Age of all system components < 1 year (GPU and PSU are oldest while the rest are brand new)
? Age of OS installation < 2 months

? CPU - Intel i7 2600
? GPU - MSI nVidia 460GTX 768mb
? Mobo - MSI P67A-GD65
? PSU - 730W

? Manufacturer - Self-built

A:[SOLVED] BSOD - Windows and Memtest freezing

Freezing of MemTest is not a good thing. This is most likely a hardware problem (and the BSOD memory dump analysis below tends to confirm this).
Try other memory tests (such as MemTest86, MemTest86+, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Prime95, etc

Try testing the sticks one at a time and in each slot to see if there's a pattern that you can see (to determine if the sticks or the slots are bad).

Start with these free diagnostics and stress tests:

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I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks




Then
I'd try these free stress tests:

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FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
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A few week ago I started having issues with my GPU freezing while in game, sometimes not freezing but the screen would turn black. The ATI Utitlity can sometimes recover from the error but most of the time I have to reset my computer. Unplugging my computer / turning my PSU off and on can extend my use of computer without freezing.

I had a feeling that it might be the video card but I tried testing my ram modules anyways jsut to be sure. I cant complete a single memtest (freezing) if I occupy more than 1 slot. I can finish a test if I use one module on one slot. Anything more, the test would freeze.

A few hours ago, I tried test my memory slots to test out which of the four is the fault one. But the same thing happens, I cant finish a test with more than one slot occupied. I dont know if this is related to my GPU problem.. but its one of my problems now.

After doing all these test... I cant properly boot now.. I cant get to the POST screen but i could the screen would freeze just before the OS loads. I tried resetting my CMOS but it doesnt work either.

Any ideas?

EDIT:

Im adding to note that my northbridge chipset fan is faulty.. but it does turn and provide airflow.. It slows down then accelerates but doesnt completely stop
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Hi there!
I have a usb soundcard which worked perfectly a while ago, but since some time this strange bug is causing trouble. Sound suddenly stops, and the VU meter in control panel stays at the same position - as if the sampling point of audio is stuck. Problem is
temporarily solved by disabling then re-enabling the soundcard.
I tried looking in the logbooks for relating events but I can't find any event which may cause this, as there is nothing happening at the same time as an audio freeze - or there must be a big delay of writing events to logbook.
I don't know what kind of data you need to help me solve this, but I'm happy to supply it!

Thanks in advance :)

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Hi all,

Have been having some frustrating issues with my system recently. It all started when my system started freezing with strange patterns showing up on the monitor. I thought it must have been my video card and took it back to the computer shop to test it. They agreed the video card was faulty and sent it off for warranty. In the mean time I purchased a new low-end card and the system worked fine for about a week.

I then started to get the same issues again. I returned the system again and was told there was nothing wrong with this card. They spun some crap about the card not being powerful enough to run photoshop (which is where I spend most of my time) and convinced me to upgrade to a higher-end card, which I did.

Unfortunately, this didn't fix the problem and I continued to have problems. I returned the system yet again for a week or so. They tested it (with their HD and fresh install of vista) and said they didnt have any problems.

I picked the system up and used it without problems for around a week or so when the problems started to occur yet again. At the moment the system is freezing, freezing with a strange pattern on the screen (see attached jpgs) (looping audio), restarting, blue-screening (ecache.sys, IRQL not less or equal to, etc). It freezes during vista loading but sometimes makes it to the main OS environment.

I've tried reinstalling vista on a different drive and get exactly the same problems. It freezes and restarts during vista setup so... Read more

A:System is freezing, restarting, blue-screening, freezing with strange pattern

Hi I,m Baz a new member here! i have a similar problem same blue screeen so i don't know if the people who will help you can also help me at the same time or do i need to start a new thread somewhere else!
some please get in touch to help us both! cheers Baz good luck mate!
 

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I dont knwo what the deal is.. other than the fact I gave gateway a chance when I knew Id regret it**

I have a Gateway FX Notebook
4 gigs of ram
Nvidia 9800 gts video card.. the works..

When I first got this sytem it ran great.. until the hard drive magically died about 8 months later.. so I installed 2 new 500 gig hard drives, instaleld windows and all the drivers.. and for some reason.. when ever I go to use INternet explorer.. it takes frever to load, and like freezes .. wont let mem click on anything.. so i wait.. and wait.. finally it lets me click on something and it tries loading like 10 things at once.. then freezes.. stalls again.. page scross and sticks...until the nex30 seond to min wait load and freeze..

Ive tried reinstalling windows, updates.. the whole nine yards.. and the damn ie explorer still persists to run like a 100 lb bag of bricks dragged behind a moped... and Im about to toss this thing in the toilet.. and flush 3 times rinse and repeat with a oveern baked infally....

Any help would be greatly appreciated... I looked for the avg ( issue I seen posted ) i dont have it on here.. also couldnt find anything about zone alarms either.. so Im up a creek in a sinking blow up raft.

Corey

A:INternet Explorer.. Freezing..chopping..stalling..smudgingg.. and freezing some more

Have you tried scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot Search & Destroy?

Once I had the same problem with IE6 (lol) and Mozilla FF and turned to be a malware...

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Hello - I could do with some advice, I think.

Some basics first:

Dell Inspiron 1525 with 3GB RAM, running Vista

Recently I've had problems where my laptop has frozen during normal operation - nothing fancy, just surfing etc. It sometimes doesn't shut down properly either.

I have been using the radialpoint safecare software that Virgin Media supply in the UK as part of their broadband package. For a few months now the anti spy and anti virus s/w have failed to load, so I have relied on MSE. As I say, some problems have started to appear.

MSE told me that on 15/11/2010 i had a trojandownloader which was removed.

Some pals advised I would be better trying Malwarebytes or Avast. I tried the former and on scanning it stuck while looking at wklnhst.dat (something to do wth MS Works I think). I had to power off and on. It did a chkdsk which came up with a number of actions that looked like it was trying to fix something (sorry). I rand MBAM again and it got further then froze while looking at msvcr80.dll.

Power off/on again.

OK, then I tried avast, which seemed to get about 38% through then froze.
Power off/on again.

SOmeone suggested rkill would kill any trojan processes that might be causing a problem - t did knock off a couple of things (one by sun and another by ms). Malwarebytes again - crashed as before.

Struggling now!

Welcome any advice at all.

Cheers
Steve

A:Vista not closing properly/freezing - Malwarebytes/Avast freezing

Can you try running MBAM in Safe Mode?

You can get to safe mode via hitting F8 just after the BIOS Post screen/Dell Splash Logo.

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!
 

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Cody
Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.
Dave
 

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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Hello,
I'm hoping for a bit of help and advice on this issue before I go taking anything apart or delving into the insides of my laptop or taking it to a repair shop.
When I turn the laptop on I get the Acer screen and then the top left quarter of the screen goes black and the whole thing freezes (see the attachment). However when I plug the laptop into my TV screen via HDMI it's absolutely fine and starts up no problem. Even when I take the cable out once it has started up it works fine on just the laptop screen but it's something about the start-up that makes it freeze. I also shut it down, unplugged the HDMI and started it up again on just the laptop and it worked fine again so really confused about what is going on.
Has anyone come across something like this before? I've attached my computer specs below too.
Thanks
 

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Issue: Computer started freezing after a complete factory recovery.

Gateway GT5405E Refurbished
2.8 GHz Intel Pentium D Processor 820
2 Gigs of Ram
Vista Home Premium 32bit

Ok so the computer started freezing after a factory recovery I had Dualboot of Vista HP 32bit and Ubuntu 10.04. Well I decided I didn't want Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer anymore so I went to Google and downloaded EasyBCD to rewrite the bootloader. After the rewrite I restarted the computer let the computer load up restarted the computer and put in the recovery disc. I did a Factory Recovery as I said. Well after that I noticed I don't see Gateway Splash screen where it says hit F1 F2 or whatever to enter setup. Didn't really pay any attention to that so I'm on my computer after the recovery and went away to do something. I came back to my computer after how ever long and noticed the computer was frozen. Well at least the keyboard of mouse would not work.

Keyboard is PS/2
Mouse is USB

(I knew keyboard wasn't working because when I pressed num lock the light just stayed on)

So after a hard restart in which HDD check didn't come up but it did give the windows didn't shutdown correct screen and gave a choice between normal or safe mode. Anyway I did some looking 3 days straight found out turn off screen saver and screen turning off in power settings. So I did well the problem seemed to go away. Or at least it seemed like it did. I just wasn't leaving the computer idle for longer than 15 mi... Read more

A:Freezing, White Screen, Idles Causing Freezing

I don't think this is a blue screen of death problem, but hey it sucks to have a broken computer. Defragment the computer. load any CDs that came with your hardware. Did u update everything? (drivers and anything else that can be updated, just for updating sake). And just to be thorough, did u install any other software before it started freezing? Make sure your hard drive is not completely full. Test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic just by typing it into search. I've read where it was recommended to turn off any IM service as it lowers security and slows down the system. As well, make sure you don't have a lot of things running at once, and make sure you don't have too many items running at startup. Windows defender > tools > startup programs (do this before installing new anti-virus protection, as that turns defender off. If u need to, temporarily turn defender back on just to list the startup programs), and see if too many programs are loading early and if you even want them to load at all. too many currently running and startup programs can slow down your system.

Check if you have a virus. If you don't have an anti-virus, recommend Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Check and make sure device manager does not list any non-updated drivers. If your computer cannot handle some aspects of vista like its theme, high display settings, and windows features that take up a lot of resources, turn as much as you can off so that they do not slow yo... Read more

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Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd
GTX1070

Thanks in advance :)

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About 3 weeks ago, everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden IE 11 started to freeze and would not function properly. I reset IE 11, thinking that might clear the problem but it did not. I had not installed any new hardware or software, but ran virus scans using Bitdefender Total Security 2015 as well as Malware Bytes Anti-Malware. I would appreciate help on getting my IE 11 and Windows 7 to function without issues. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

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 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
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Ok my friend's computer is exhibiting the symptoms as I've described in the title.

Basically it's freezing whenever you seem to be doing anything thats a little bit more system intensive than just sitting idle. Opening webpages, viewing video in full screen etc.

You restart it and it's like frozen with just the blue desktop and an egg timer on the screen.

I think this is obviously a heat issue because if you leave it a while after it's frozen and then start it up it's back to normal.

Thing is I've only jsut been able to start taking a look at it and he's been using it all the while and I think it's at a point now where some damage has been done as he says it's basically unusable now (after telling him to leave it well alone until I can look at it)

CPU is overheating...?

Graphics wouldn't cause this much of a hoo haa would it? He does have a spare card that I can fit to see if it helps....

I'm getting some compressed air in the post soon so I'll give everything a blast (seemed to help before) but do you think it's worth taking the heatsink and fan off and reapplying thermal paste etc?

Am I totally off base here? - is it possibly nothing to do with heat?

Thanks in advance guys!
 

A:Freezing when doing anything and then freezing on startup when reset getting worse..

It does sound like a heat issue and a malfunctioning/overheating graphics card can certainly cause these issues.

Are the issues still occuring?
 

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Hi all,

This is my first post and I am so thankful I found this forum!
My laptop, in the past 2-3 days, has been freezing up. I have not downloaded anything in that timeframe.
At first it was when there was no activity for a while and the screen would just go black and I would have to manually restart the pc. Now, the freezing is more regular.and it freezes without going black but still I have to manually restart. I have F-Secure virus, updated, and during a full scan it freezes. I downloaded Malwarebytes and it also freezes in full scan.
I believe they are both freezing in the same spot: c:windows/winsxs/x86_security-malware-windows-defender...
I tried to target scan just that area and it freezes.

I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and this is what it found:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1648
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
13/01/2009 8:01:49 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-13 (08-01-49).txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 48419
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 3 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CUR... Read more

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So I was uninstalling some bloatware from my computer, and decided to also do a disc cleanup. After I ran said cleanup, I restarted my computer so that all the uninstalled products would run there course, and the cleanup would take full effect.

Doing this, I ended up having multiple freezes at the "Configuring Windows Updates" I had to keep turning off the computer, and trying all sorts of stuff. In safe mode, it kept trying to configure there as well, and it eventually went through to the "Cleaning up do not turn off menu" it hung, so I restarted into safe mode again, and I finally booted to safe mode.

Thinking everything was probably good, I tried restarting again normally, and now am continuing to get a frozen computer at the "Windows is starting" logo. I have tried system restore and start up repair and keep getting a variety of errors.

If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I plan on soon copy and pasting all my files to another computer and then moving them all back if I have to do a fresh install of Windows 7. Would like to avoid that however.
 

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So I've recently bought a gaming package which had pre picked pc products to be built for me, as I do not know much about computers. This came with windows 8.1 pre installed.

After having the pc for about a week it asked me if i wanted to upgrade to windows 10 for free, which i proceeded to do with no issues and it ran fine.

However, I went to shut my pc down and it only gave me the option to shut down and update, which was fine by me. It updated and the next two days my pc froze while i was on it, forcing me to turn it off via the power. But after it did that it would just turn on normally.

Now it has gotten to the stage where it freezes whenever it tries to start up windows and won't even boot up properly. It gets past the asus screen and begins loading windows and freezes. The longer i leave my computer the longer it gives me before it freezes once i turn it on. Every second boot failure it attempts to repair itself but even freezes when doing that. I know its the issue with windows as i can enter the bios settings when the asus logo comes up and I can edit the computer settings from there, just not the operating system. I've tried to boot via the installation disk but it even freezes then, which i think it may be because I have windows 10 and its a windows 8.1 disk, not sure. I've gotten to the stage in the repair where it has given me troubleshoot options but i need to be fast to click the right options. I think i saw an option to revert to an older version but ins... Read more

A:Windows 10 Freezing and now even freezing on boot up.

Ok try going to your command prompt (Admin) and type this command in and see what it reports to you.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Press enter after putting this command in....

Also Welcome to Windows 10 Forum!!

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During the last few days..maybe a little longer, my computer has been sluggish or just plain slow! I'm having a problem with programs and IE or Firefox freezing as well. AVG was run in safe mode and there wasn't much there. Plus it didn't help the problem any. I recently reformatted and reinstalled XP on this system due to a bad virus. None of the anti-virus programs I ran afterward found any problems. Now tho, I can't run TrendMicro Housecall online. It gets to the point of saying it's opening the program and it just runs and runs with no progress. CWShredder found nothing during it's scan. As far as I can guess, it's either a virus somewhere that I havent found or some program hogging serious resources. I'd appreciate any help!

A:Serious lagging..Programs freezing, IE freezing

Lets take a look Welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'S... Read more

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I ran malware bytes, no viruses. Viruses are out of the picture, this exact problem was had like a few weeks ago, and Bestbuy took it in, and the ram apparently was broken, so they fixed it and gave me it back. Now the same problem is occuring. after I hit desktop, a few minutes later, my PC freezes. Like sound just keeps going, like in music, but the video freezes, mouse freezes, and any or all action ceases. I have to hit boot button on my case. Please help me. It wasn't doing this earlier, but now it started up badly.
 

A:PC was freezing, replaced RAM, fixed, now freezing again..

Is it still under warranty? If so I would take it back to Best Buy, Where you had it fixed before.
 

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Yesterday my computer started freezing on me. This only seems to happen when it is hooked up to the internet. I was thinking maybe it was the drivers involved with Ethernet plugs or something, but I'm not sure.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Here's my log. Hope someone can help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:25:22, on 15/05/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdimon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3500-4500 Series\lxdiamon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start... Read more

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Here is my HijackThis log. Is there anything that could be causing this?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:29:58 PM, on 12/30/2008Platform: 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\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Common File... Read more

A:Computer Freezing?

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you have regarding the fix(es... Read more

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Hi BC,

I have a problem with my built computer. My computer keep freezing up at random spot, most of the time at the start-up. I can boot into safe mode and the recovery CD sometime if it doesn't freezes up half way. Sometime the computer would work fine for a day and next day it just go berserk.

Specs:
Windows 7 64-BIT
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Had Phenom II 555 but I accidentally dropped it and broke it, but the 555 also had the same problem]
G.Skills Sniper (2)4GB DDR3
GigaByte NVIDIA 9500GT
PSU: Eagle ET-PSVTX500-BK
Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
500GB WD SATA

Voltage:
CPU temp: 33C
MB temp: 26C
VCORE Voltage: ~1.328V
3.3V Voltage: ~3.3V
5V Voltage: ~5.1V
12 Voltage: ~12.2V

I also attach the latest and only mini dump I can find and it direct it to the hardware.

A:Computer keep freezing

Hi

I am new to the forum this is actually my first post

But i have been playing around with computers for many years. Its basically a process of elimination, you have already swapped the cpu so that rules that out. I suggest running memtest for several run throughs. There are a few ways to get hold of this. Easiest is a boot cd called ultimate boot cd http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ it has a few other tests like hdd etc which might be worth running.

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

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

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

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

A:My Computer Keeps Freezing!

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Hi all,

So recently I had that Windows 7 Security (whatever it was called) virus. I ended up having to reformat because it was even popping up in safe mode. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing after boot up now. It will act just fine and act completely normal until you try to launch something (firefox, my computer, start button, etc.). I'm not really sure what is causing this but it is extremely frustrating, after it locks up and I have to hard reset a few times it runs just perfect. Right now I'm in safe mode and it didn't freeze once, has anyone ran into something like this before? I have Webroot and it detects nothing, so I'm not sure if it's a virus and is not being detected or it's just some corrupt file in windows causing it to act up. Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Computer just keeps freezing..

Welcome aboard I ended up having to reformatHow exactly was it done? Using what kind of disk?

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

Thanks Shaun

A:computer freezing??

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


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

Download HERE and post back your results

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

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

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

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When I load my computer in safe mode its fine but as soon as I load up my computer it starts to freeze every second or so the sound jams to like when a computer crashes but every second, making it pause every second... It jams my mouse to and makes it like its slow motion and when i go to click something its very hard to see where the mouse is...

Usual if I restart the computer a few times it freezes a bit on logging in but then stops am not sure what is going on... Am assuming when it loads my settings something is making it freeze but am not sure...

I am going to run spyware search and destroy and Anti virus to see if out appears but I dont think this will reveal anything... then am going to do a defrag... but I also dont think this will work... If worst comes to worst I will back up my computer and try system restore, and if nothing format it...

I would rather though work out why its having this problem and fix it... Any ideas? and how can I fix it?
 

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I have a dell dimension 5150. I just bought it and i setted up the internet connection. When i log into windows and the desktop appears after a couple of seconds or maby 5 secons it freezes!!! the mouse doesnt move!!

need help!!! thankyou,

benzy
 

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Hi, after visiting a particular tattoo website my computer began to slow down and eventually freeze up. I keep getting error messages saying that my virtual memory is too low... sometimes I cannot even shut the computer down by way of the start menu. When I go to it, it's missing that choice. I have hold the power button on the computer to shut down. Once I'm up and going, the computer runs ok, but if I allow the computer to sit and the screen saver come on, if i come back to it after a long period of inactivity, the computer does not respond.
I have run spybot and malware programs and also used Hijack this. They show problems but im afraid to clean/delete the infected files. HEEELP! PLEASE!

A:My Computer Freezing!

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list ... Read more

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Good afternoon,

Except for the IE window I have open, the rest of my pc is frozen. If I pause for too long, I will have to ctrl/alt/del to unfreeze it, only to have it happen a few seconds later. It's very annoying to say the least, but I cannot figure out what is causing it. I've checked for malware, spyware, registry errors (pc bug doctor). I've stopped almost everything from loading at start up. I went through my event viewer errors to see if there was a problem, deleted updates that were not compatible with my system. Still..nothing. Also, my DPC's go upto and over 50% when certain things load.

Could they be related?
 

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It started the other day, out of nowhere.

First it would freeze sooner the more you were on. My sister and I have to keep restarting it, and when you signed back in, the sooner it would freeze.

When we left it alone for a bit, it would stay on longer.

We proceded to remove/transfer about 15 GBs of memory (About 41% free space). It seems to have helped. I can pretty much stay on for as long as possible now.

It bascially freezes when I do too much. Like, have too many IE's open. It also won't let me run a full scan of any of my virus programs. But the quick scans are coming out fine. I just re-installed McAfee again (my father renewed it) and that download took a good half hour and it was fine.

BTW- I have a Toshiba Satellite A 105 Laptop.

Thanks for any help.

A:My computer keeps freezing on me

Sounds to me as if you don't have a sufficient amount of RAM installed.How much RAM is installed?How large is hard drive? How large is C: partition? How much free space on C:?Check your virtual memory settings and ensure that it is set for XP to manage such. If a static amount exists, change it. There should be only one virtual memory setting for the pagefile and the pagefile should be on the C: partition.Freezing is often a manifestation of poor venting/air circulation/system overheating.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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K, I was downloading a large file online, then my computer just froze up, I tried everything to get out of it but it just stayed frozen. So, I had no choice but to un-plug the battery and AC plug (it's a notebook). When I turned the computer back on it went immediately to the screen where you have the choice of either starting in safe-mode, start back to the last good settings, or start normally. I choose to start normally and it just froze and did nothing. I restarted the computer to try safe-mode, if froze when I tried starting in safe mode. Since I can't do anything about the computer because it keeps freezing when I try to start it what do I do? Oh, and I'm posting this on another computer at my local library just if you wondered how I'm on the internet. Please help.

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Hello?

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Everything is working fine. Then my computer freezes. It happens constantly. I'm not overheating because it also freezes when my temperature is below 120 farenheit.

I have windows xp professional, sp2, 512 mb of ram. and 2.8 ghz. compaq presario 6000t. and a 150 watt power supply.

A:Computer freezing

did you say 150 watt power supply?

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Hello, I just created an entire computer from scratch. I Installed Windows 98 on it and whenever I would try to use it, it would freeze on me. So I installed Windows 2000 and then I had the same problem. So I reformatted the whole hard drive and I put in Windows XP and it still continues to just freeze on me. The mouse fails to respond, I can't type in the keyboard, but everything that I was doing is still on the screen and its just frozen there. So I thought it might be some hardware problem. So I got a new hard drive and I installed XP again, Same problem. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

You might want to try a clean boot for windows xp. Here is a link to the microsoft website http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310353
This has helped me in the past sort out some computer problems. Try this and post back with your results.
 

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I have windows xp and my computer freezes every now and then. I can't do nothing, the only way is to reset or turn off and back on. I have noticed sometimes when its coming back on that the harddrive is not recognized. I have noticed now that when it freezes up i just tap the tower and it returns to normal. Can someone tell me the problem. I have checked where the ribbon plugs in and everything seems to be snug. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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