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Freezes during games & freezes when I try to restart it (multiple times)

Q: Freezes during games & freezes when I try to restart it (multiple times)

I have had this issue for awhile, it comes and goes.

I will be playing a computer game, it can be anything from world of warcraft to counter strike and occasionally the computer will freeze. As far as I can tell it will not respond to keyboard input or mouse movements, I do not hear any sounds when it freezes and the monitor will be frozen on whatever window is active at the time.

The only thing I can do at this point is restart the computer and shut down the computer. Upon doing either while the computer boots up it will freeze at random points (windows icon, log in screen, sometimes while the bios is loading).

Not sure if this makes any sense but if I shut down the computer and unplug the power supply and plug it back in then turn the computer on, it usually boots without freezing. I really doubt its an overheating problem because I do not let the computer cool down between restarts or the unplug/plug thing but I am open to all suggestions.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Conroe, 775 LGA, 3GHz
EVGA nForce 680i SLI MB
4GB PC2-6400 Corsair (CM2X1024-8500C5D)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

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A: Freezes during games & freezes when I try to restart it (multiple times)

Anyone?

Also I just came back from vacation and now my computer won't start. It freezes at the "starting windows" screen and when I try to repair it freezes as well.

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I am trying to diagnose and fix an issue on a Windows 7 Pro x64 at my office. It is an Active Directory domain member. Several times a day explorer.exe freezes. The user has to go into Task Manager and End Task, then New Task to restart explorer.exe.

It?s been happening for a couple months now, we can?t point to a specific event that precipitated it. I wish I could backup the data and do a reformat/reinstall, except this PC is the most complex client PC in our organization, and it would be days of work to rebuild it.

Explorer.exe freezes 3-6 times per day, there is no pattern or specific action that seems to trigger it.

I don?t believe it?s a malware issue. There are no browser/popup issues. The PC has Kaspersky Endpoint Protection 10 installed, its scans come up clean. There are no errors in the System or Application logs.

What I?ve done so far:
- Deleted c:\windows\temp, User\Appdata\Local\Temp
- Deleted browser cache (IE and Firefox)
- Chkdsk /f (no errors)
- SFC /Scannow (no errors)
- Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth (no errors)
- Malwarebytes full scan, deleted all items found
- Kaspersky Endpoint scan

I uninstalled the Kaspersky and installed MS Security Essentials, did a full scan with that, came up clean.

I have to resolve this soon, the user has been more than patient. I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. I?m running out of ideas.

A:explorer.exe freezes multiple times a day

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have a HP Pavilion w/Windows XP Media Center Edition. Some months ago my screen started freezing in a little geometric pattern (see attached pic) at any given time for no apparent reason. It does this multiple times a day and I have to reboot using the power button. As far as I know all the programs are still open and running but who knows because I can't see anything?
I contacted HP multiple times to no avail. First they had me test the monitor by hooking my laptop up to it and leaving it on. The monitor worked fine. Then I updated all my drivers and my graphics card driver (NVidia). Then I updated my BIOS. Their last attempt was to have me do a destructive re-format of my hard drive (system recover) to reinstall everything on a clean slate. The screen still freezes.
Can anyone tell me what the problem may be? I am almost to the point of going out and buying a new graphics card just because I can't think of anything else and no one has been able to tell me what it is... Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
 

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This happens when i have itunes on and playing games here is the attached dump file if somone could please help me i have already updated all the drivers for my computer drivers and have run memory diagnostic tool also... no problems reported in the completion of that mem test... please help

A:Playing games then comp freezes a few times then BSOD!!

Hello and welcome bugeye mate run these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and Disk Check

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Hello like i said my GFX 5600 wont let me open games sometimes.For example when i double click to enter to a game the game seems to starts up but actually it never enters to the game so even if i wait for 1 day there in front of the computer it wont open.I have found a way to make em open but it is damm anoying.i have to alt+ctrl+ delete end the progress of the game from there and then restart the Computer and then re-open the game(if i dont restart the computer the game wont open it is tested 1 thousand times).So this is the 1st problem , it happends very rare now but it is dam anoying .so the next 1 is that when i am playing a game , for example World of warcraft i have random freezes and i cant do anything to unfreeze it unless i manualy reset the computer , more specific when the game Freezes there is always a small white dot showing up to the left upper side of the screen.And i am pretty sure that this small white dot has something to do with the freeze.Btw i dont know if it has something to do with the video card but when i am playing world of warcraft and then i alt +tab to open an internet explorer page and then i alt + tab back to the game i have the same problem , the pc just dont let me enter to the game it stucks to the website page and nomatter what it wont let me enter if i dont restart it.
Ahh and something last , i have the same problem with Windows media player sometimes when i want to watch a video file , the WMP starts and opens but the video file never op... Read more

A:GFX 5600 sometimes wont open games and other times it freezes them

btw dont tell me to update my video card's drivers coz i am pretty sure that this problem has nothing to do with drivers ( i havent update them but i am still sure)Click to expand...

You 100% certain? usualy the most obvious answer is the one missed..

Troubleshoot list:

Maintainance
- Open up the case, blow out all that dust with a vaccume cleaner or compressed air.
- Check fans and/or cooling devices are operating properly
- Driver updates, Windows updates, patches, the works.
- Chkdisk /f and Defrag you HDD(s)
- Scan your hdd for viruses, warez etc..

Specific troubleshooting
- Re install the problem games/programs
- Strip down to minimum bootup/startup processes, then try it again
- any recent changes in environment (hardware, software etc)
- PSU providing enough juice to power the system? >> make and model and the wattage is usefull to post.
- any BSODS/Restarts?
- Any hardware looks or smells like damage?

Also, mabye adding another 512mb stick of ram would help.. but we shall do it one thing at a time for now....
 

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I have a HP Pavilion w/Windows XP Media Center Edition. Some months ago my screen started freezing in a little geometric pattern (see attached pic) at any given time for no apparent reason. It does this multiple times a day and I have to reboot using the power button. As far as I know all the programs are still open and running but who knows because I can't see anything?

I contacted HP multiple times to no avail. First they had me test the monitor by hooking my laptop up to it and leaving it on. The monitor worked fine. Then I updated all my drivers and my graphics card driver (NVidia). Then I updated my BIOS. Their last attempt was to have me do a destructive re-format of my hard drive (system recover) to reinstall everything on a clean slate. The screen still freezes.

Can anyone tell me what the problem may be? I am almost to the point of going out and buying a new graphics card just because I can't think of anything else and no one has been able to tell me what it is... Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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I have had this problem for the last year.

I get these blackscreens that lasts for a few seconds, sometimes 3-4, sometimes <1.
They don't seem to be triggered by anything special, as it happens both when inside games and outside games. When the blackscreen is over i get this message "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version xxx.xx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
Sometimes the hud gets messed up ingame and i have to restart it again.

Its different when i play Counter Strike though. The game just freezes and i have to tab out and in again and it will work.
Very rarely (like a few times a year) the computer will just freeze and i have to choke-reboot it.

I'm not sure exactly when it started, but around that time i got a new motherboard and CPU.
The parts in the computer that are quite old are one of the HDDs, 2/4 RAM-sticks and the PSU.

I have attached the SF files to the post.

Help appreciated

A:Computer randomly freezes for a few seconds multiple times a day

Welcome

Did you reinstall windows after installing new hardware?

Also. How did you activate your copy of windows?

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Hi, My system freezes randomly for a few seconds. In the eventviewer i see often these ESENT (508) warnings:

LiveComm (1680) C:\Users\nlv02271\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalStat e\LiveComm\[email protected]\16.2\: A request to write to the file "C:\Users\nlv02271\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalSta te\LiveComm\[email protected]\16.2\DBStore\LogFiles\edb.log" at offset 974848 (0x00000000000ee000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes succeeded, but took an abnormally long time (20 seconds) to be serviced by the OS. This problem is likely due to faulty hardware. Please contact your hardware vendor for further assistance diagnosing the problem.
I am using a brand new Intel 520 series SSD.

What can be the cause of this?

A:Windows 8 system freezes for some seconds multiple times a day.

Hi,

Please run the tool in the top thread of the Crash subforum, then atttach the zip it makes to a new post here.

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Hi, I've been struggling with this issue since November 2. Every day I go through a cycle of reboots until I get my PC to work. The following things happen, pretty much in a consistent order:
1. PC starts normally, loads Vista and then about 1 minute after logging PC shuts down.
2. I try to reboot, it freezes at the first screen (the one that has options to press "del" of "F12".
3. Trying to reboot again, the monitor stays offline, the PC turns on and produces a loud buzzing sound which stays on until I shut the PC down. This repeats again and again. Usually at this stage I power the PC off, sometimes 2-3 times, and after a couple minutes the sound stops and the PC boots on.
4. When it boots on, it gives me two options: start Windows normally or run a safety check. I tried to run a safety check. It says it tries to find corrupted files to repair, runs for a long time, says finally that there were corrupted files but it could not repair them, and offers to reboot.
5. If I choose to start Windows normally, usually it does boot and takes me all the way through to Vista. After that it works alright for the remnant of the evening.
The antivirus is up to date and finds no issues. I tried to shut down various drivers to see if any one is responsible, but the problem is, after the PC starts working ok, it goes on ok for the remaining time of the day, so it is tough to find the cause of the initial issue. I restored the system from a backup point about two weeks pr... Read more

A:PC freezes or crushes multiple times at reboot and after logging in Vista

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

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

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Hi all,For several months my PC has been frustratingly slow. However, I have dealt with it. Now however, when I click on "start" my PC will completely freeze, not allowing me to access anything. When closing programs, the desktop slowly scrolls back onto the screen instead of instantly appearing. I wish there was more details to share but there is none to my knowledge. I have recently ran spybot S&D and ran a virus scan but it has not helped. I have followed the instructions on the preparation post and here is the data in the DDS log. I am attaching the other log files as well. Thanks for your help in advance. I know you all do quality work as I have used this site in the past for a different PC.------------- DDS log file -----------------DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Whitney at 22:05:47.95 on Mon 12/14/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.109 [GMT -6:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

A:Computer slow at all times. Ocassionaly freezes. Clicking on start often freezes system completely.

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. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. 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 ... Read more

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HP Compaq Pressario laptop
4 years old
32 bit op system
3 Gig Ram
Vista Home Basic 
Service pack 1
 
My problems started when RegCure Pro gave me a link to an uninstall tool to remove all traces of the program because of an issue I had with it. I used the same program to uninstall something else (can't remember what - 6 weeks ago now) Then I was tidying up and noticed I had two Google Chrome shortcuts on my desktop. I dragged one of them over to the trash then a few seconds later watched in horror as all the shortcuts on my desktop vanished one by one till there was nothing left!
All my files, photos, icons - everything gone. Luckily I always log on as a user so despite losing everything I was able at least to log on as administrator but then it started to freeze every day and I could do nothing but cold boot, then eventually had to use system recovery and reformat to factory condition. Now it freezes soon after start up and I have to cold boot then system restore anything up to four times before I can get it going.
The only other thing I have noticed is that when I'm on a site innocently playing scrabble for instance, my browser has been hijacked and referred me to a sales site.
I have kept a very tidy house on this machine in the 4 years I've had it and it has typically 113GB free of 138.
Any ideas on how I can save it?

A:Vista home basic freezes soon after start up. Need system restore multiple times

Try running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and see if you find anything malicious.
 
If you find something you want to keep then please keep it. Dont delete it

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[Answers are in brackets.]
· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? [Windows 10]· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? [x64]· What was original installed OS on system? [Windows 8.1]· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? [OEM version]· Age of system (hardware) [1 month]· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? [2 days ago, Windows 8.1 was upgraded to Windows 10. Laptop 1 month old and came preinstalled with Windows 8.1]
· CPU [Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX CPU @ 3.10GHz (8CPUs), ~2.1GHz]· Video Card [two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M]
· System Manufacturer [Alienware]· Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) [Alienware 18]· Laptop or Desktop? [Laptop]
 
My new laptop has been freezing periodically and I can't quite pin down why. Some extra info: When the freeze occurs, my mouse cursor disappears and the screen freezes still as-is. The sound loops whatever note it was making when the freeze occurs. Moving the mouse and hitting any keys or key-combinations (such as ctrl-alt-del) does nothing. The only thing I can do is hold the power button to turn it off and then boot it back up without issue. While it freezes randomly, I have found a few occurences where it always freezes, such as when opening Open Broadcast Software Multiplatform, or after 10 seconds of streaming on the non-Multiplatform Open Broadcast Software. Interestingly, this freeze ... Read more

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My computer and screen momentarily at times and it just recently happened. I have Norton on my computer. the computer is 3 years old an is a Windows Home Vista Premium. other than that it runs great. .It's on a Century Link line with our house telephone. I've had several techs out here and they said that every thing about our computer was fine . The problem was with the street lines. a lot of people in this area have the same problem. 1islander2 Does any one have any suggestions how I can clear up this freezing? Thank you

A:computer freezes at times,screen freezes

Hi -

Remove Norton - http://jcgriff2.com/NRT_N360_Removal.html

Is your Internet DSL or dial-up?

Regards. . .

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I have a 17' Samsung 700Z laptop about two years old. Lately, it has been freezing up. I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a driver issue or something else. It usually freezes when I am gaming but sometimes freezes when I'm using Firefox as well. Freezes, no mouse movement, audio glitches out and the only fix is to restart it. It will freeze within ten minutes again though.

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My problem: I have been experiencing (situational) freezes while using my PC, these freezes require me to hold down the power button and reboot.

Details: The situations in which my pc freezes is in low or next to no stress situations, this includes; sitting on the desktop, browsing the web, idle mode, messaging people over steam and msn, and many other little things that shouldn't be causing any problems, right?

The situations in which my pc does not freeze is in games (to avoid my pc freezing while typing this I am sitting in the main menu of a game using the Steam web overlay). I can play intensive games at their maximum settings and my PC never freezes, unless it is the game's fault, and that has only happened on one occasion. It does not freeze when in low stress gaming situations either, like in the main menu of a game.

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I think it is hardware related, as it happened on both of my completely separate (and individually formated) installs of Windows XP and Windows 7 (I reinstalled Windows 7 once).

This problem has occurred with both out of the box and fully updated drivers for all pieces of hardware, on XP and 7.

Errors messages:

All error messages occur before my OS is loaded and just after I have rebooted after a freeze. On my old XP install it froze and actually had to recover the system BIOS, this is when I noticed a red and orange light on my motherboard, along with 3 other green lights (the 1st one is red, the second is orange). I don't kno... Read more

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I am running XP service pack 1 with 1 gig of ram and a 2.8 ghz processor.The problem I am having occurs after the cpu has been on for a good amount of time.The next day I start it up and it sounds like it's struggling.I hear a loud vibrating noise coming from inside the cpu.So I have to restart the CPU and each time the noise gets lower until it finally goes away after the 3rd restart

Some more important details is I recently turned off the page file.And when the page file was on, what would happen is the cpu would crash and I would get the blue screen,but no struggling noise.And it would happen more frequently,The cpu runs 10x better without the pagefile except for this problem.But I am concerned it will damage my cpu.Can anyone give there suggestion? is it bad memory?
 

A:Have to Restart CPU multiple times on first start of the day

also my install of xp wasn't a clean one.There is an option to save your harddisk and install xp,so thats what I did
 

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Hi, I'm not sure what is causing this problem, but the browser just crashes and will display : "Unable to access the network" along with Error 138 (net!!ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED) It does this out of the blue quite a few times during the day and I have to restart the computer to get the internet working again. It has nothing to do with my signal, the DSL signal is always there. I would also like to find out if any other malware is hiding in my computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Gary


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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Gary at 17:05:37.69 on Tue 05/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2038.872 [GMT -7:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
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\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
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A:Browser crashes multiple times during day, must restart.

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Hi everyone.

I am so pleased I have discovered this forum.

For about 2 months now I have been putting up with multiple daily crashes.

The system is about 2 years old and has been faultless up to the point where it started crashing.

I spoke to the manufacturer who suggested memtestX86 and a core temp test.

These have both come back without issue. Since then I cannot get him to help anymore.

I am at the point of throwing it away and buying a new machine. It would be great if I did not have to do that!

So, I have completed my PC specifications.

Intel i7 920 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 Intel X58 Motherboard ATI 4890 Graphics 1GB Dual DVI Ports 700 Watt PSU Card Reader AVG Virus 1 year Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit Coolermaster 330 all black (as shown in my listings) 2 X 120mm Cooling fans 150N Wifi (Draft N) Bluetooth Samasung DVD/CD Writer 500GB Western Digital Caviar 7200rpm Hard Drive


The screen basically just freezes and I cannot do anthing other than re boot.

It would be a dream to get this PC working properly again.

Please help.

Many thanks.
 

A:PC freezes around 15 times a day

"The screen basically just freezes and I cannot do anything other than re boot"...

I would suggest replacing the power supply, and checking the hard drive for errors
 

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I'm using a Gateway model GT5473E with Windows 7 Ultimate . Monitor will freeze sometimes & I have to hard reboot with switch. I havent added hardware or software. I changed monitor with no help. Screen goes gray with blue lines & dots.I checked device manager & no red or yellow marks. Thanks

A:PC freezes at times

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 . Louis

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I have a Dell Dimension 4500, 1.7 GH CPU, 680 mb RAM, 100 GB hard drives. My computer freezes up for 1-2 minutes frequently -- usually after I am gone for a short time and when I return to my project, and when I start up. I can usually release the freeze with <ctrl> <alt> <delete> (which does not always come on) and disabling "cidaemon" which then promptly comes back.

I have deleted all the programs that I think I can get by without. Some programs I cannot delete: Microsoft Works 2002, and Real Planes Flight Simulator.

Here is my HiJack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:13:28 PM, on 1/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\windows\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\windows\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\windows\System32\snmp.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:Computer freezes up at odd times

This is a copy of what I posted a week ago. There were no answers yet, so I am posting it again. Thanks, Hubert F. Sturges

I have a Dell Dimension 4500, 1.7 GH CPU, 680 mb RAM, 100 GB hard drives. My computer freezes up for 1-2 minutes frequently -- usually after I am gone for a short time and when I return to my project, and when I start up. I can usually release the freeze with <ctrl> <alt> <delete> (which does not always come on) and disabling "cidaemon" which then promptly comes back.

I have deleted all the programs that I think I can get by without. Some programs I cannot delete: Microsoft Works 2002, and Real Planes Flight Simulator.

Here is my HiJack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:13:28 PM, on 1/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\windows\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\windows\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\windows\System32\snmp.exe ... Read more

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Im using win XP Home..the system freezes at times...means the screen goes black at areas...wouldn't be able to see the menu if had to click on anything...any advice appreciated....
thanx...

Or Im thinkin to reinstall Win XP....would anyone please tell me the precautions to be taken...????

A:System Freezes At Times

Welcome to BC, hoodibaba

Well, First we need to know some information like make, model of computer and system specs like processor, Ram, video card etc actually as much as you can get us. Also Does this happen no matter what you do? It is important that you send how much RAM you have the most common cause of this is a problem with RAM or not enough.

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Hi,

So my computer freezes up alot and stops responding completely, so I have to remove the battery.
I also get BSOD aswell. Happens a few times a day. Was using Chrome most of the time. The lasttime it happened I was using Firefox surfing the internet, and then i put on Chrome it the computer crashed again.
Everything just freezes and I can hear the fans ramping up
I have attached a file

Hope someone can help

Thanks

A:Computer freezes 3 or 4 times a day

You seem to be having lot of these errors in your Eventsys.txt


Code:
Event[0]:
Log Name: System
Source: Ntfs
Date: 2013-07-11T08:38:39.723
Event ID: 55
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: SUPERCOMPUTER
Description:
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume OS.
Upload a screenshot using:CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Test your Hard Drive by running:Hard Drive Diagnostic ProcedureUse the System File Checker tool and Run Disk Check: Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

Run Disk Check in Windows 7 for Bad Sectors & ErrorsMake scans with - TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US

Online Virus Scanner EsetMonitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor:
Piriform - Speccy

CPUID - HWMonitor For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"


   Tip
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

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Hallo ,  I am new here.
My problem is that I am getting freezes and some times redirections which is quite annoying.
Checked with malwarebytes nothing found ,Norton nothing found ,super antispyware nothing found except some tracking cookies ,which I delete.
 Today I saw conhost.exe when I pressed cntrl+alt+del  & I am 150% SURE because I check very often , maybe 30 times a day at the control panel, that it wasn’t there yesterday. Furthermore is neither referring my pc name nor letting me with right click to find where it is placed at my hard drive.
Forgot to  mention that sometimes not often when trying to open a page stucks  and frezees and i have to press f5 or refresh or the front back mouse buttons in order to enter a page , most of the times is entering and few is redirecting me to search (simirar sites ) like bing search or google search.
The reason i am asking for your help to see if my computer is infected or not is  because 50 days ago my provider had serious DNS problems and i was able to open only local (my country's) sites. According to their saying everything is back to normal again and that problem i am writing about is probably my pc's fault. So if you can help me to verify that my computer is clean so i will change provider ;)
I am using win 7 64 ultimate.
Need some help.
Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestion and sorry for my English (not my mother tongue).

A:freezes and some times redirections

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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Greetings!
Windows 7 freezes (unresponsive mouse/keyboard or failed startup) 5-10 times every morning when I start up the PC or after an extended period in sleep mode. I have had 2-3 instances of BSOD accompanying the freeze. Freezes occassionally happen while watching a video or playing a web game, which is accompanied by a continuous clicking or beeping sound while mouse/keyboard becomes unresponsive.

These issues began roughly around 9/25/2012 after a fairly extensive Windows 7 automated update. nVidia 3-D viewer autoinstalled around that time as well. I have also had some issues with the graphics card heating up and shutting down while plaing 'Legend of Grimrock', which, according to their forums, has an ineffective frame rate limiter.

attached is the SF diagnostic compress file. I sincerely appreciate any advice!

A:PC freezes 5-10 times on start-up

Welcome

One blue screen was caused by iaStor.sys - Intel Rapid Storage. Uninstall this stuff and its drivers completely or update to the latest.
Uninstall from Device manager first. Then delete remnants of their driver using Driver Sweeper

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {5100, fffff6fc4003fdb0, 3, 20}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys ( iaStor+4bea5 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
# Any other values for parameter 1 must be ind... Read more

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Hi.

My pc is a real pain and i suspect that one or more of the hardware is malfunctioning .
What happens: My pc freezes .IT does not run out of memory, all temperatures are normal ( some even lower than average according to speedfan ) i even booted in safe mode with networking and the damn thing froze.

When it happens : This might not have to do anything with the reason but it mostly happens when my Steam is updating or downloading games , but i have noticed that it "MUST" happen if i am not moving my mouse . Sometimes steam isnt even open and i just try to get in my browser ,it opens up and ...boom, frozen and so far THE ONLY option has been a hard restart after which i get the message if i want to "Run setup or start normally" and then the options for Safe mode, with networking, normal mode etc and after that it boots up to desktop. A few times my google chrome started using a lot of memory ( example, the highest currently is 90k and when i noticed that process was using 2.9GB of ram ).

I really do NOT know what to do. Open to suggestions.
Was planning to take it to the shop tomorrow but wanted to see if i can get some help here first.

EDIT: added a photo of what i believe is the event that happened during the freeze.

A:Pc freezes at random times

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My computer freezes at least twice a day. Sometimes when i leave it on for quite some time, it freezes. At other times it just freezes while i'm doing some work. Just now the computer restarted by itself when i was running some programs (matlab, excel, bitcomet, zone alarm). I have to restart my computer manually everytime. I'm using Windows XP SP2, Zone Alarm Pro, BitComet, Prevx, McAfee. I've already checked my power option (hibernation disabled, never turn off monitor or hard disks and never standby). I still do not know what's wrong with it. I run Register Mechanic, Advanced System Optimiser and Ad-aware on a daily basis. Can someone please help! Thanks!!
 

A:Computer freezes few times a day

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My PC has started freezing randomly twoor three times each day and I have to turn the power off to restart. I really need some assistance to solve this. I have read the forums and:

Opened in safe mode and performed cleanboot-still freezes
Startup Repair from original Windows 7 CD 3 times-report says startingcorrectly.
Cleared all temp files and used Disk Cleanup Tool.

A number of Windows updates have failedand I?m not sure if this is related.
I attach the DM log collector file.

Could you please tell me what is wrong and advise me what to donow? Thanks guys!

A:PC freezes randomly 2-3 times a day

Freezing might be caused by faulty drivers.It used to happen to me,my NIC driver wasn't working nice with Windows 7 and my Windows started freezing.And since you can go to Safe mode,freezing is probably caused by faulty drivers.
But,nevertheless you should check memory for problems.

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Hi,
Today I had to manually restart my computer 5-6 times and it's been like that every day. I was infected with some virus before and I got tired of trying to get rid of it(my antivirus wouldn' remove it). I decided to format the harddrive and do a clean install Vista Ultimate. That went well but now the computer freezes too many times in a day. It freezes randomly when running  IE or just when I'm trying to install something. It's a fresh install and I need to reinstall some programs I had on it before but the freezing problem just wouldn't let me. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?
Thank you

A:Computer Freezes at Least 5 Times a Day

Download, install and run Speccy. Click File > Publish Snapshot > Yes > Copy to Clipboard and then paste in the URL you just copied into a Reply to this thread.

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Hallo ,  I am new here.
My problem is that I am getting freezes and some times redirections which is quite annoying.
Checked with malwarebytes nothing found ,Norton nothing found ,super antispyware nothing found except some tracking cookies ,which I delete.
 Today I saw conhost.exe when I pressed cntrl+alt+del  & I am 150% SURE because I check very often , maybe 30 times a day at the control panel, that it wasn’t there yesterday. Furthermore is neither referring my pc name nor letting me with right click to find where it is placed at my hard drive.
Forgot to  mention that sometimes not often when trying to open a page stucks  and frezees and i have to press f5 or refresh or the front back mouse buttons in order to enter a page , most of the times is entering and few is redirecting me to search (simirar sites ) like bing search or google search.
The reason i am asking for your help to see if my computer is infected or not is  because 50 days ago my provider had serious DNS problems and i was able to open only local (my country's) sites. According to their saying everything is back to normal again and that problem i am writing about is probably my pc's fault. So if you can help me to verify that my computer is clean so i will change provider ;)
 
 
I am using win 7 64 ultimate.
Need some help.
Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestion and sorry for my English (not my mother tongue).

A:freezes and some times redirections

conhost.exe is legitimate Windows executable process.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

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.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 

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So, as a noob I have no idea what BSOD mean other than my computer is about to fail at any minute. I tried to get help from Microsoft, but they said that the best thing to do is to update my drivers. Since my drivers don't have any updates at all, I've no idea what to do. My computer is Sony Vaio, model VGN-AW41ZF/B and system is Windows 7 Home Premium.

But only today, I've gotten 2 BSODs while playing Minecraft. I tried to delete all my other games to try if it will help so that I could play at least one game without my computer crashed. I also tried to clean my computer, it was kinda dirty, and I constantly have a fan on my table that blows cold air on my computer (so that I wouldn't overheat). But no, it haven't helped at all.

Here's screenshots about what I'm talking about, a little bit outdated: Click.

I also added the latest 5 minidumps in the attachment.

I copied from WhoCrashed, because I have no idea from where else:

On Fri 2.8.2013 12:37:13 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080213-38485-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: afd.sys (afd+0x243A)
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF88002C8743A, 0xFFFFF880063B2A10, 0x0)
Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\afd.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock
Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routin... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs while playing games, up to 3 times a day.

Please follow the instructions here to get BSOD help:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Whileon my PC my computer freezes at random times. I have ran PC Certify says everything passed. I scanned for viruses and Software using 6 different programs. It found no viruses and I also scanned for spyware with multiple programs and my system is clean. Any ideas on what else is thr problem. I do nto believe it is a software issue.
 

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for some reason recently firefox has been freezing any time i minimize. there may be other conditions that have caused a freeze but i cant recall.

if anyone has a clue what might be causing this i would appreciate the input.

also i don't know if i should attach any information along with this msg...

A:firefox freezes most times i minimize etc.

Quote:





Originally Posted by johnynumber5


for some reason recently firefox has been freezing any time i minimize. there may be other conditions that have caused a freeze but i cant recall.

if anyone has a clue what might be causing this i would appreciate the input.

also i don't know if i should attach any information along with this msg...




Try reinstalling Firefox and then make sure it is set as your default browser.

Let me know if that helps, if not we can try something else.

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I have been having an ongoing problem and I thought I resolved it.. At first I thought it was my browser Firefox and I have now switched to Chrome. When I switch over I noticed no hangups but just recently my computer froze (either I have to restart myself or it often does the restart) not only in Chrome but also during a normal action for ex; cleaning computer with Advanced System Care. I know my computer is quite old and I need to upgrade but unable right now. Any suggestions would be helpful since this has been quite annoying!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2558 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182017 MB, Free - 157826 MB; D: Total - 8737 MB, Free - 462 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., EMERY
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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Well, here's the story. I purchased this computer last December from CyberPowerPC. It came with Windows Vista but I didn't order that. So I wiped that off and installed Windows XP Pro on it and updated it to SP2.
Now I don't know if it's XP or what but my computer has been freezing every day about 5-10 times a day. What happens is that the screen would all of a sudden show random colorful lines causing me to hard boot the computer. The thing that annoys me is that any work I have been working on is lost. I haven't really done anything about it because the bootup time was about 30-40 seconds. But now I'm fed up.

I emailed the company, but haven't got a response yet (sent Saturday)

So far I have tried :
cleaning inside the computer
lowering Hardware Acceleration
Lowering Sound Acceleration in DXDIAG

I really don't know what else to do.

Here are the specs.
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Duel Core Processor 4600+
geForce 8400 GS
1 Gig Ram
500W PSU
Windows XP Pro SP2

Any help is welcomed as well as comments/suggestions or anything else. If you need any more information or anything, please ask. Thank you for reading and hope to hear some helpful responses soon!


~eNoroX

A:Computer Randomly Freezes about 5-10 times every day.

If you purchased the computer with Vista then they probably will not do anything because of taking Vista off the computer might have voided the warranty.

When you installed windows xp did you install the special drivers for the motherboard and windows xp like the chipset drivers, buss, network, audio, video and the others?

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PC has started crashing lately, sometimes BSOD other times just freezes. Have run Memtest 86+ overnight no problems. Does not crash in Safe Mode. Downloaded and installed as many drivers as I can find. Blue Screen View indicates hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe are culprits? Get BSOD with both 124 and 009 codes. Could not figure out how to get Perf Mon to generate a report? Other file is attached.

A:PC Crashes sometimes BSOD other times just freezes

Hi,

The bugchecks we're seeing here are VERY indicative of hardware failure (124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR and 9C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION).

A MCE essentially means -

The processor detected a fault. This fault is called the Machine Check Exception. Some of the causes include:
Processor specific detected hardware problems
Processor internal memory cache errors
System bus errors
Memory errors that may include parity or Error Correction Code (ECC) problems
If we run an !errrec on the second parameter of the 124 hardware dumps, we get the following:

Code:
===============================================================================
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ 87d75a0c
Section @ 87d75b94
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Error : Internal timer (Proc 0 Bank 0)
Status : 0xa200000084010400
As you can see, the CPU is reporting an internal timing issue. The second 124 I analyzed shows the same thing, except a different processor. Regardless, given that it reported an internal timer error in two 124 dumps, it's very likely your issue is a faulty processor. I have seen in some cases that failing memory can cause this issue as well, and also in rare cases the need for a BIOS update.
Here's what I recommend for now:
1. As you mentioned you installed the latest version of DivX, and the BSOD's... Read more

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Programs I logon to freeze nearly all the time even clicking on the top right red button will not close whatever I am logged on to.
To use, "Tech Support Guy" this time I had to use, ctrl- alt- delete (task manager) click, Internet Explorer, to highlight and 'End Task'. Three times I did this and was lucky because yellow bar popped up bottom of screen informing me that my last browsing session stopped working. Clicked on "Restore session". It is not that simple always.
I searched for fix online found, Internet options-advanced tab, uncheck etc. etc.. That didn't work. All updates are up to date and I am running, IE 11 on Windows 8.1 64 bit.
All health checks show nothing amiss, so I've no idea what's wrong. ( also System Restore didn't fix it).
I've put as much info as I can remember in the hope that some one will see this and what has been tried and advise different approach. Thank you,
Micky.(django47).
 

A:Internet Explorer freezes 8 out of 10 times

I have at least two browsers on every computer and my android tablet to help troubleshoot.

Download another browser and see if the issue persists. That way we can tell if it is an issue with Internet Explorer or an issue with your computer when it is on the internet.
Choices in alphabetical order:

Chrome: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/google_chrome_26_1410_64_stable.html

Firefox: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mozilla_firefox_48.html

Opera: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/opera.html
 

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Hey,
My computer is 4 days old, everything is updated, i downloaded a temperature monitor. All looks fine..
For some reason it just randomly freezes from time to time. screen doesn't go black just completely locks up everything at same time. Leaving me with no choice but to restart the computer. any ideas would be great, thanks.
My computer specs are

i7 2600
8gig ram
GTX 550
Win7 Ultimate 64 bit

Regards Nathan

A:Computer Randomly Freezes at times

Hey NateDawg
Ive got exactly the same Problem..
My Problem was a Trojan so scan your System.. if this doesn't work open CMD and type sfc /scannow
That should fix your Issue

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I have XP setup for multiple users (Myself and two kids). When I switch users from one to the other, the computer takes a very long time to make the switch. Sometimes it just goes to black screen. Other than that the computer has been running fairly slow all around lately. Below is a HJT log. Please assist. Thanks. -- Rick

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:32 AM, on 3/28/2005
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:\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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
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Hi guys,

This seems like a great site, so big thanks to all you people volunteering here.

I've had my PC gaming stationary computer for a couple of years. Last year I upgraded to an SSD harddrive, new graphics card and Windows 7 (from Vista)

It worked decent (some minor issues here and there but whatever) but now when I came back after not been using it for 3 months, it freezes at random moments. And it's up towards the point where I give up shutting it down and reeboting. I can be in the middle of a download, or browsing something on a webpage, or even just leaving it be for 2 minutes and then all of the sudden it freezes.

I have updated all the drivers, windows updates and tried the Advanced System Care which takes care of some problems (as it states) but does not help with anything to do with the freezing. I have runned some anti-virus systems on it as well. Nothing to be found.

Any suggestings of what I can do? I feel like I don't have the knowledge coming up with new things to try.

I forgot to add I run with a Gigabyte motherboard. I think I saw someone having problems with that somewhere. Could that be it? Why wouldn't the problem have occured 4 years ago?

I would appreciate any ideas, advice, suggestions or even just a greeting

Thank you so much,

Charlie
 

A:Computer freezes at random times

Straight to the point

1, clear temprorry files using any good software . try CCleaner.

2, check for dust accumilated in the cabinet. most cases over heating of cpu may cause problems.

3, clean you ram and ram slots for any dust. and also check for heatsink on cpu.

Software

check for any viruses

check which application is using the resources.

It will be helpfull if you can mention the complete sepc of your pc
 

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Hello all,
 
I've been having some issues with Windows 7 lately and have scoured as many relevant forum threads Google can muster up -- but to no avail. The problem seems somewhat common among users, but each potential solution seems to go off in a completely different direction than the next so here I am making my own customized post and seeking your expert advice.
 
The problem is this: randomly, when running any application (even just Event Viewer or the file browser, but also when using Chrome, Skype, Adobe products, etc.), my computer will freeze for anywhere between 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes. I usually notice my system is going to lock up when internet tabs stop loading -- I see the loading wheel in the Chrome tabs and I know the program is about to hang. Shortly after one application begins to freeze, most of the other applications I click on/mess with freeze too. Interestingly, for programs that are recording or outputting sound (Skype calls, YouTube videos, iTunes) will continue to play/record sound so long as I don't touch them. Once a minute or two has gone by, the entire system frees up again and all the applications continue as normal -- all at the same time.
 
 
Custom Computer Build Specs (PCPartPicker list here)
AMD FX 8350 8-Core 4.00 GHz CPU
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X GPU
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (applied Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G thermal paste)
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Hi, the problem I am having now is that Windows has stopped responding completely for the second time this week. The computer is an Alienware Aurora R5 model running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. First it was when runescape.com was loading and the screen goes black and the computer stops responding (pressing ctl+alt+del didn't help me there). I waited for a couple of minutes to see if it would fix by itself and nothing happened. The second time was when I plug in my ipod shuffle and I right click on the desktop. The hourglass symbol stayed there and then the computer just went completely unresponsive (screen turned semi-white and everything stops working; like when explorer crashes). Pressing ctl+alt+del did not help at all here either. Any tips on how I can fix this problem? I checked my video drivers and they are up to date. I'm going to perform an error-check and call Alienware in the meantime tomorrow to see if they can assist me with this.

I am sure this isn't a virus issue because I did a full scan with nod32, malwarebytes, and super anti-spyware and it found nothing.

A:Vista freezes/crashes at random times

hello I really can't offer much help. (sorry) but instead of ctrl+alt+del......try ctrl+shift+esc see if that helps bring up task manager to see whats going on.good luck!PS:I was just in another forum, with a blue screen issue turned out to be nod32 if you could uninstall it and see if that helps. (sorry again)

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My laptop Wi-Fi network adapter connects to my Samsung Galaxy wireless hotspot with no problem at all, however after a few minutes the sawtooth in the  system tray gets a solid yellow dot over it and the network connection freezes and stops responding.  While frozen, the system tray icon is unresponsive to mouse clicks.  If I reboot, the laptop automatically restores my connection again, lasting for a few minutes, until it freezes again.   I recently upgraded my phone from a Galaxy 5 to the Galaxy 7 Edge, but the laptop still does the same thing.  Other peoples PC's do not have this issue when connecting to my phone, and my Folio 9480m works fine on other Wi-Fi connections like my home, hotel hotspots, etc.  I also tried changing from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz on the Galaxy hotspot, but that had no effect.   The hotspot does not offer the option to select encryption types, so I don't know whether it is WPA, WPA2 or mixed mode, so I'm having trouble understanding where the compatibility issue is coming from.

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Here is the hijack this file. If you can help please do so. Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:53:06 AM, on 3/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdmcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5000 Series\lxdmmon.exe
C:\Program Files\EvJOSoft\Wallpaper Changer\EvJOWall.exe
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A:XP Runs super slow and freezes at times

Also I am getting the Windows Explorer has encountered an error popup when I open My Documents. If you can help please do so. Thanks

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Whether it be watching a youtube video or trying to view a document on Google Docs, my browser stops responding. I try to go to my other programs and they stopped responding as well. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything either, so I'm forced to manually shut down the system. This has happened a couple of times today now. What should I do?

A:Computer freezes up at seemingly random times.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thejohn777


Whether it be watching a youtube video or trying to view a document on Google Docs, my browser stops responding. I try to go to my other programs and they stopped responding as well. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything either, so I'm forced to manually shut down the system. This has happened a couple of times today now. What should I do?



We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

It is almost impossible to spot trends from a single DMP file so if you have more than one please upload them. If you only have one please wait until the computer crashes again then upload both.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6350 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8092 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 952889 MB, Free - 421403 MB; D: Total - 228933 MB, Free - 228810 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 LE R2.0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

My computer freezes at completely random times even when i am not currently using it. Even when the monitors have gone to sleep it will sometimes freeze and they will not wake back up. I can not do anything at all when it freezes except hold the power button until it turns off. I can not find anything that could be triggering this and am wondering if somebody knows a way to find out why it is doing this.
 

A:Computer freezes at completely random times.

It could be a number of things however I would suggest looking at the hardware first and see what we find

Run Memtest to check if there is anything wrong with any of the ram sticks
http://www.memtest86.com/

download either the ISO and burn to dvd
download the USB and install to usb
or the exe and install on the machine

Download a hard drive utility from the Hard drive manufacturer and check your disks
 

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Hello! This computer was built about a month ago, and only recently in the past two weeks, the crashes started to happen. There are no BSODs, and I was unable to obtain a dump file from the crashes, the computer simply freezes up and everything becomes unresponsive (computer screen freezes, keyboard and mouse unresponsive, sound frequency stuck in that one tone). At times, the computer does not start up at all (stuck in a boot loop), it POSTs normally with 1 beep, but restarts and gets stuck until I hard reset the computer. I ran memtest86 on the PC to check for any memory issues with the RAM, the PC passed 7 times with no errors. I've changed the settings for saving crash dump files in the advanced system settings, but the PC still does not write any dump files into "Windows\Minidump".

These are the specs of the PC:OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS B150M-C D4 (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/B150M-C/)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V650 Semi Modular 80+ GOLD
GPU: ZOTAC GTX 1060 Mini
CPU: I5-6600 (not unlocked)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 2400MHz 8GB (2x4GB)

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