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Q: Crashing mid game constantly

Hey guys im a bit of a newbie with this so if you do reply could you please dumb your answers down for me as im not sureon alot of the lingo. My pc is brand ne i brought a few weeks ago, had it built . Only have pubg installed on it with discord and it constanly crashes mid game. I have verified the files and all that . These are my specs hope someone can help cheers.

Core I7 8700k , GTX1070, cooler master liquid ml 120, 2 x 8gig ram, kingston ssd 240, windows 10, 2tb hard drive, msi z370 gaming pro carbon motherboard.

Thanks in advance guys/girls . Hope you all have a good xmas

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I recently just bought a new 750ti off newegg. installed it and managed to get a couple hours of no mans sky into it before everything started crashing.. Im still unsure if the graphic card has anything to do with the crashes. ive been playing assassins creed syndicate and manage to get 20 mins into it and it crashes. the crashes tend to start with the computer freezing with a sound loop for about 3 seconds then the fans speed up to max and everything crashes. it has happened a couple times while surfing the internet or just mid shutdown. Ive reinstalled windows 3 times, reinstalled drivers more times than i can count and have tested the hdd. Im at my last rope and really dont want to have to take it into a shop.
My specs are:
amd a10-7800
zotac gtx 750ti
8gb ram
evga 500w psu
seagate barracuda 1tb HDD

would really appreciate any suggestions or help..
 

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first thing id swap out would be the PSU...sounds like it might be faulty.
 

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I was playing Dota 2 on my laptop when I saw several small pixelated artifacts moving on the screen. I decided to alt-tab to see if my eyes were playing tricks on me, and the screen went black and I couldn't do anything. The screen was slowly flashing for awhile until there was a popup saying "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered."

It continued to flash until I got a BSOD saying DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys). I rebooted the computer only to have it do the same thing on the start screen with the artifacts still there until I got a BSOD again.

I'm now typing this in safe mode since I can't start up normally because of the constant crashing. Can anyone help me?

OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit

CPU: Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M
Intel HD Graphics 4600

RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHZ

A:BSOD playing a game, display driver constantly crashing

Hi jadz45122 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-
VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: ffffe000c3c42010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8005b490d90, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 000000000000000d, Optional internal context dependent data.

So, according to the dump file, the 3rd argument is 0 which means the operation completed successfully yet the system crashed. Sounds strange right?
According to your description, if you are getting artifacts, that would be most likely a hardware problem.
Could you please perform the Furmark and check the temperatures?





FurMark Video Stress Test - free from here: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test (Looks like it's "BURN-IN test" now)
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Hi there,

I have had a few problems with my custom built computer. I believed at first that I had malware and virus issues, however a nice technician on the virus forums said there was no problem.

I am receiving the dreaded Blue Screen of Death fairly frequently, I am not playing any games, just browsing the internet when it happens.

Secondly, my browsers (both Mozilla 3.6.8 and IE 8) are both crashing very frequently - Mozilla comes up with a report message saying it has crashed and asks me whether to send or not to send the report, whereas IE reloads the tabs frequently, but to a point the page cannot be reloaded and has to be closed down.

As well as this, a lot of my executable files are crashing - I am getting error messages from things like java, flash, avg, my network card, windows messenger etc saying that they have crashed.

This problem is happening very frequently, I cannot seem to go half an hour without browsing with no problem.

If anyone could help it would be VERY MUCH appreciated!

Thanks.

A:BSOD, exe files constantly crashing, browsers crashing.

You need to post some hardware details about your custom built computer.
Something is unstable and it could well be the memory modules.

In addition, when you see a BSoD click details, it will generally state which executable caused the problem.

I would be tempted to look for a copy of memtest and run some memory diagnostics.

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Also it randomlly shuts down my pc when im trying to play the game.

The game is called gunbound. this is the first time ive asked for help on this problem so bear with me and my spelling lol.

Ok this random shutdowns of the pc just started with in the last 3 weeks, and the game has always randomlly crashed on me (plays normally then suddenlly the screen frezes for a few secs and then im back to my desktop)

im a little unsure of the problem ive tried many things including updateing my video drivers,scan disking,opening the case and cleaning it out and dusting. im franklly at a loss ill add in my pc info and also im not huge on the tech terms so u may need to exsplane what u mean:
[os] Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 [cpu] 1 Intel Pentium IV @ 2523.87 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 [memory] 244/512mb [47.66%] [IIIIIIIII-----------] [display] Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller , NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE card(s), Default Monitor Default Monitor 1024x768x32bpp - 75Hz monitor [sound]
[10:30am] <D2Meep> [hdd] [C: 95,393.75mb (59,663.47mb free)] [F: 131,069.34mb (42,103.62mb free)] [bios] FIC - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG [connection] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC RAS Async Adapter

all of that is from my acidmax stats on mirc wasnt sure where to get a full list of stuff without typing it out if theres any ida let me know im not sure whats wrong and yeah i... Read more

A:haveing problems playing a game with out it either randomlly crashing the game...

first of all is this limited to this game alone?do other games run fine?check for any overheating signs,install the latest drivers for your video card and your mobo,direct x and any other update.see if you meet the minimum requirements for the game.(this was just the official response you would get from a techie..so bear with me)

if this is happening in this game only and not in any other and your pc isnt overheating and meeting the minimum requirements,then there is a good chance its an issue with your optical drive,try a combo drive if you've got any around.its an incompatibility issue with some of the games.good luck
 

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I have an ongoing issue where I log onto the glyph launcher, log onto my server, play for a while, sometimes hours with no issue but then BOOM, the game just closes on me and I'm booted back to the launcher. I have to push the PLAY button again, log into the server again, but it seems once the game boots me out then the crashing becomes more frequent.

I at first reported it to Trion support (useless) all they do is copy and paste previous responses from previous games sometimes not even removing the other game titles from it, but all in all I have spent over a month with them and I have:

1. Expanded my paging file to initial size of 1X RAM size max size 2X RAM size (to handle the memory of the game)
2. Switched from DirectX11 down to DirectX9 and back again. (in game)
3. Lowered my FPS (frames per second) to 100 (in game)
4. Switched off Multithread rendering and VSync (in game)
5. They have also had me change the priority of the game archeage.exe to high to see if that helps and it doesn't
( I would start the launcher, log onto the game and the server, go into the character screen, then cntrl + alt + delete into task manager and right click the process and set the priority to high then go back into the game)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I`m trying to run DX-BALL Game in windows 7 ultimate on a Toshiba Satellite laptop but the game keeps on minimising itself. I know it`s an old game so i`ve tried running it in every conceiveable compatibility mode but no luck. I had it running on another Toshiba Satellite laptop on windows 7 ultimate without a problem.
The display adapter is: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family.
I`ve uninstalled and re-installed several times but still no good, it`s annoying as i had it running perfectly on another toshiba laptop.
 

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Try lowering you laptops screen resolution
 

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I'm starting this thread in this forum because my PC crashes when using my hard drive with Windows 7 on it and also with the drive I have XP on. I'm guessing something is wrong with my video card, but I want to make sure before I buy a new one.

This is the blue screen crash report I'm getting with Win 7:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you may need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x00000116 (0x85ED4008, 0x9234486E, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)Click to expand...

When I disconnect the drive with 7 on it and connect the one with XP on it, I go a message about something being caught in an infinite loop.

I forget which drive it was with, but I also got a message:

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ati2dvagClick t... Read more

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My laptop is constantly crashing. Here is what I have done to it recently:

Replaced Old Hard Drive
Re-installed Windows
Re-installed dell drivers
Added USB2.0 Ports
Added D-Link DWL-G122

What's wrong?
 

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Hi all.

I would appreciate some help with this issue. My Samsung RV511 laptop has recently just started crashing during browsing of the internet. Crashing to the extent that I cannot even load task manager and have to restart. I had my suspicions it was AVG as it took alot of my CPU power but to no avail, its still happening.

It appears as though my physical memory is a ridiculous 97% most of the time during crashing and I am not doing anything out of the ordinary. I have also scanned my computer for any malware/virus' but there is nothing.

Can anyone please help?

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EDIT : Sorry about posting twice, i dunno how i did it...

Hi, i'm new to this forum and in need of help. Nearly every program that connects to the internet using the .net Framework, msn(all versions including 8BETA), Visual C# 2005 Express "devoexplore", Visual Basic 2005 Express "devexplore" and also any help file (using MSOHELP.exe), such as ones used in MS Office, they all slow down dramatically, normally crashing as soon as it's loaded. Another thing that made me think its when .net connects to the internet, is that it also happens when I insert the WebBrowser class in either C#, VB and even the PowerPoint VBA program, and it even crashes in the design mode of all those programs.

I have .net Framework 1.1 and hotfix (kb886903) and .net Framework 2.0.
I cannot uninstall ANY .net 1.1 or 2.0 as it says "The insallation source is unavailable."

Any Idea?

Dunno if it'll help but my specs are:
AMD Athlon 3500+
Winxp SP2
1GB RAM
GeForce 6600GT
160GB HD

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my pc has been crashing constantly past few months and getting progressively worse mostly while streaming (hulu, hbogo, etc)
here's hijack log and dds
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:25 PM, on 2/20/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19190)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Users\Dell\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\Dell\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Users\Dell\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Dell\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.imesh.com/
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 Page = http://go.microsoft.co... Read more

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I don't know what's up with IE9 lately but mine is crashing randomly on all kinds of websites. even Western digital's site it just crashed 3 times for no good reason.
as far as updates go I'm all up to date. the last update I got was for security essentials and .net stuff.

is anyone else having any issues with IE9 lately?

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Hello serpentracer

There are several steps to fix the problem!!

1.Disable all IE9 addons
2.Reset IE9 settings
3.Scan for Maleware (Use Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download)
4.Install all updates

If the problem is still there, take a look at the IE solution center from Microsoft.

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hello been a while but now im having a big issue i was watching an episode the other night comkputer crashed auto restarted then it kept going to start up repair but couldnt repair. so i decided to do a full recovery ive tryed retoring from another point which was successful but i could not get past the start up repair. so far i did the full recovery but freezes when its doing the rest of the installation last night i managed to get onto the desktop by pressing alt f4 on the installation. downloaded malawarebytes avg 11 an also tryed using a registry cleaner called auslogics registry cleaner. it finds alot of stuff but there is one thing it cannot fix but when i use it the computer no longer crashes. but last night it stopped running an cant get it to work again i even tryed reinstalling it. the computer crashes onto a bluescreen with stop code 0x000000e4. i am in safe mode right now with networking so far so good i just now switched to safe mode cuz it crashed yet again. avg and malawarebytes finds nothing.
 

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Hi...Windows Media Player keeps crashing everytime i play a DVD (movie)...usually 25 minutes or so into it. I restart the movie, fast forward to where i was and it will play for a while longer then crash again! This keeps happening. Why?? I'm on a Dell laptop with XP.
 

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me and a few others on the novatech forum recently picked this one up.

The WLM program seems to crash a lot, the pinned icon shows it as running, but you cannot get the buddy list up, you open task manager and it shows as not responding, happening all the time for me now

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Yes I am another one of the thousands that believe I have infected my PC somehow. I have to do a lot of searching all over the internet and have recently had to have my HD wiped and the OS reinstalled due to technical issues beyond out IT's control. They only believe in MS Forefront as a network security. I have also installed SpyBot and Malwarebytes, and as of today, have also installed HiJack This and Runscanner to see some additional items. I have been using Firefox and IE8, but recently had to remove Firefox due to viral infections from a JAVA update! Couldn't figure that out either, but no my IE will randomly close and then restore the tabs at whims and I am also getting a lot of the "cannot display webpage" messages for common pages that I go to. If anyone can offer me any suggestions asides from get a new IT department, I would greatly appreciate it.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:46:49 PM, on 6/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
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Hi all.  I'm new to the community, but this is my second Think Pad.  Brand new, T460P, 6820HQ, 16G Ram, 512G SSD, extra life battery, running the Windows 7x64 Pro downgrade from Windows 10Pro.  I've had it for about 3 weeks now, and I have a problem (and have had since day 1) where internet explorer keeps crashing.  Typically, I'll get a popup message that says that internet explorer has stopped responding and needs to close.  If I wait for a few seconds before acknowledging the error, I don't "normally" lose my place, but sometimes, if it happens while I'm typing text, It'll wipe out my typing.  I have run windows update, and lenovo update, to no avail.  Has anyone experienced this issue, and been able to successfully fix it?  Open to most suggestions.  don't need to hear answers such as "use chrome, firefox, etc' and 'why windows 7, use windows 10'  I have my reasons for all, and it I.E. shouldn't be crashing. Same version of I.E. is perfectly stable on my t500 running identical OS / updates. I've included a screen snip of the error.

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It`s about six months since ny last clean install and after removing OC everything worked..up until Fallout:NV. Now the bugger is chrashing like hell.

Running ultimate x64 with integrated HD3300 (on msi 790gx-g65 mobo) and 4 gigs of RAM.

Any and all help is appreciated

A:Constantly crashing

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

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hi,
recently my laptop HD with XP has been constantly crashing, and i dont mean just freezing i mean totally not booting, all i get is a flashing cursor. it wont let me boot into the XP installer(i can boot into linux live CDs though). i dont know what is happening but its happening more and more often now (last happened 22nd jan before today) and its really starting to annoy me

Anyone know what could be wrong?? Any help much appreciated!!!

Regards,

4ndr3wk
 

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I am constantly crashing in Planetside2. I have gone through their Tech Support and the problem still remains unsolved. Maybe you guys can help me.

Here's the event log errors:

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: PlanetSide2.exe
P2: 0.0.0.0
P3: 50d2d8a1
P4: PhysX3_x86.dll
P5: 3.2.0.1
P6: 50b7e98e
P7: c0000005
P8: 0013f918
P9:
P10:

Attached files:
C:\Users\Ecko\AppData\Local\Temp\WER1653.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\Ecko\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_PlanetSide2.exe_b2c6ca815541e8e7509dd659b213c27d96717e7_046d1d94

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 542a2d71-4d2f-11e2-9f9b-6cf049e759e3
Report Status: 1

Faulting application name: PlanetSide2.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
Faulting module name: PhysX3_x86.dll, version: 3.2.0.1, time stamp: 0x50b7e98e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0013f918
Faulting process id: 0xe88
Faulting application start time: 0x01cde139d31ed94b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PlanetSide 2\PlanetSide2.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PlanetSide 2\PhysX3_x86.dll
Report Id: 542a2d71-4d2f-11e2-9f9b-6cf049e759e3

Faulting application name: PlanetSide2.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
Faulting module name: PlanetSide2.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50d2d8a1
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My machine has been crashing every single time I try to use my computer. On a good day, it will function for a half-hour. Other times, only a minute or two. The system acts very sluggish, and then the whole system freezes, and failes two respond, so I am forced to manually power down the machine.I have previously scanned with Malwarebytes anti-malware, as well as Avast, but nothing was found to be the source of the problem.This is driving me up the wall, and this is my last attempt to avoid reformatting the HD. Please let me know if there is anything suspicious on this log. Thanks in advance.-JoeLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:12:57 PM, on 4/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\ContentWatch\Internet Protection\cwtray.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Hijac... Read more

A:PC constantly crashing

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

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Hey there,

I have a Gateway GT5628 Desktop comp. running Windows Vista Home Premium.

I have essentially abandoned this computer and really want to get it back on it's feet. The problem I have is that the comp will spontaneously crash and restart with no warning or consistency. It ranges from 5 minutes to an hour, but rarely can it go longer than that without "revving up", crashing, and restarting.

I've run numerous spyware, adware, and virus scans and protections and they haven't helped. I even took it to Geek Squad and they didn't know how to help either.

Is there a solution, is there anything I can do, AM I INFECTED?

Thanks so much for your help.

Rustin

A:constantly crashing PC

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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Hey guys, i'm using IE Explorer on Windows 7 and it keeps crashing...it's driving me mad! The following is the problem error - can anybody tell me why it keeps happening or what I can do to fix this - thanks

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 8.0.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc69e
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdadb
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0005205b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.11
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

A:IE Constantly Crashing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by karlstpats


Hey guys, i'm using IE Explorer on Windows 7 and it keeps crashing...it's driving me mad! The following is the problem error - can anybody tell me why it keeps happening or what I can do to fix this - thanks

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 8.0.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc69e
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdadb
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0005205b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.11
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789



Hi karlstpats and welcome

The Exception code C00000005 is a memory exception. Basically a memory problem. To verify this please download a third party application called memtestx86, burn it to a cd, and run it for at least 5 passes.

Let us know if you need further assistance with that.

Jan

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Hi guys,
I'm having a problem with AIM (version 6.8.12.4) and Firefox disconnecting from the internet sporadically. I noticed it first with AIM. I'll be messaging people and getting no response. A couple minutes later I see the buddy list window say that the connection failed and it automatically restarts. The problem is that it does this almost constantly now and I basically can't hold conversations through AIM.

I also noticed that Firefox (version 3.0.3) stalls out when loading pages pretty often. Like I'll be watching a video and it will stop downloading the video all together. Or if I click on a webpage it will begin loading it and then stop part-way.

I'm not sure what to make of this problem. I guess could be either hardware or software that's malfunctioning. So far I've tried updating my network card's driver and switching ports on my router. I have an HP Media Center desktop running Windows XP. It's plugged into a Motorola cable modem and a Linksys wireless router, but my computer is plugged into the router. None of the other computers on the network are experiencing any problems. I've had overheating problems with this computer before. Could it be a damaged network card or a damaged ethernet cable?

Thanks for your help! Let me know if you need any more info.

A:AIM Constantly Crashing

Correction: The problem is occurring on both of the computers that are plugged into the routers, but the computer using the wireless internet is not having any problems. Broken router?

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I try to play SimCity 4 Deluxe and I am using headphones and it keeps crashing. The sound is in a loop and I have to restart SimCity 4 Deluxe every 2 minutes and it is annoying me.

Come up with some solutions how to fix this problem on my gaming computer. You might need my system specs.

A:Sound Crashing Constantly

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cmckaycm


I try to play SimCity 4 Deluxe and I am using headphones and it keeps crashing. The sound is in a loop and I have to restart SimCity 4 Deluxe every 2 minutes and it is annoying me.

Come up with some solutions how to fix this problem on my gaming computer. You might need my system specs.



check event viewer (type eventvwr in search) for critical errors (they have red in the left column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything related to sound

when you find them use the built in snipping tool to make a screen shot, and up load it to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a peper clip ) in the reply form

See Pics
Ken

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Hello everyone,

i just built a new pc (see specs)

and ALL of my programs either have crashed once or haven't even launched, a quick reboot fixes the problems sometimes, but when some programs work other programs don't.

ex: my firefox will crash, but xfire works, then i reboot, and now firefox works but xfire doesn't.

i even rebooted once to find that ALL of my programs are "not responding" or instantly crashing, but some other useless programs (well, not useless but things i don't really use) such as minesweeper or paint will work.

i was wondering if changing to a 32-bit OS will fix most or all of these problems or would it rather be a hardware issue, maybe my HDD or RAM not finding files or not saving them correctly or something.

any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Programs Crashing Constantly

Sounds like you may have hardware problem. The quickest way to troubleshoot is by using the Event Viewer. By finding the Error(s) that occurs at the same time as the crash, we can better determine the cause(s):

Follow this path:
Control Panel Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> Click on System & Apps, one at a time on the left> look for Errors on the right> right click error> Properties> note description of error, Event# and Source.

There is a "copy" button below the up/down arrows. Click that, then go to any place that allows you to type (ie. notepad, wordpad, this board) and you can paste (use CTRL-V) the entire event details there. It makes for easy reporting of the event.

If you want to paste the Event here, you do not need to include the lines of code that follow the Description- but paste all else. Please do not include Warnings or Information Events.
 

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hello, i have a win xp home machine and i constantly get "there was a problem with windows explorer...send report" etc. messages when opening docs, folders, etc. it's coming from explorer.exe, wininet.dll. i downloaded latest service packs, no luck. i'm thinking i may have to reinstall over xp with repair. any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks.
 

A:explorer.exe crashing constantly

Dirtydevlin,
I am having the same problem and I was thinking that I have to repair windows xp also. I had a terrible time trying to install the O/S to begin with. I constantly received errors during install. Such as, this so and so file was not copied to your hard drive correctly to try again press enter.
During the win xp setup I received a variety of stop errors. Frustrating. So I finally got the O/S in the computer and now I receive the errors that you have mentioned. I am looking for some resolution also.
 

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My laptop keeps on crashing, whilst playing on world of warcraft, my laptop just completely switches itself off without warning. As of yet, has only crashed whilst playing wow. This is also not due to overheating, as im using a separate fan unit, after heat issues arose

Using an acer laptop - aspire 5610 - with Xp proffesional, media centre.

Also sometimes, after restarting the laptop, and selecting the screen name, it comes up with my background wallpaper, but no icons, start bar, etc - only way to get rid of this is turning the power button off.

Included a hijackthis log (hope i've done it right)

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop Constantly Crashing

Hi and welcome!

I looked at your HJT log, but as you are aware, only authorized people are allowed to verify information in this log. I personally, did not see anything WRONG with it. Once again, I&#8217;m not qualified on this board to act on HJT logs.

My reason for responding is that I will put my money on your system overheating and powering off! Even though you have the &#8220;plate fans&#8221;, this does not mean that the system will not overheat! I have been through the exact same process a few times with a couple of my laptops. They get hot, overheat and just power off even when having additional cooling underneath them.

Which, in theory would make sense. Your system gets hot because of the amount of pressure the system gets while playing the game. They are more processor and graphic intense than your regular applications. Have you ever tried watching a DVD on your system (if possible) and then seeing if it will shutdown? Maybe trying a game that is of the same intensity on your CPU and GPU?

Also, you have a ton of stuff starting up on your system. What amount of memory do you have installed and what is the memory usage on the system?

If you want someone to analyze your HJT log for you, you will have to put the thread in the &#8220;Malware Removal & Hijack This Log&#8221; area. You can contact a moderator and have them move the thread for you if you like.

Thanks!

Shane
 

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Hello!

I got a problem. After I terminated by computer by the power switch, there's a program called OCMCTRES.EXE which keeps constantly crashing, that is, periodically every 1 minute I get a sign saying Ocmctres.exe has crashed.

I can't find it in the task manager. I can't find it if I search for it (only thing that shows are files in the Prefetch folder). Google won't show up anything for a search.

My only guess it has something to do with the USB-stick I had plugged into the computer at the time?

Please, anyone help?

Error msg:

0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 6c696146
0010: 20657275 6d636f20 65727463 78652e73
0020: 2e302065 2e302e30 6e692030 2e302020
0030: 2e302e30 74612030 66666f20 20746573
0040: 30303030 30303030 0a0d

"Faulty program ocmctres.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulty module , version 0.0.0.0, faulty adress 0x00000000."

//PelleTM
 

A:Ocmctres.exe crashing constantly?

Please check the spelling. I can't identify "ocmctres.exe."
 

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SO here is what happened to my laptop HPpavilionZV5000.

I think after i used the program called ashampoo winoptimizer or maybe somekind of regist edit or perhaps my new TWEAKUI, my laptop crashes everytime it starts.
So upon start, it gives me an error message saying
RUNDLL

Error loading document~1/owner/.../local~1/temp/XP50TM~1.dll
Could not find specific module.

i am thinking that there must be some dll missing.
SO here comes the frustrating part, after like 10 seconds, the process called wuauclt.exe starts running and stops and starts immediately again and then stops, i can see this through my process explorer. i have no idea why this windows update program works like that, so then i try to terminate it but i can't so i terminated the one of svchost.exe and that killed the wuauclt.exe from going on and off and using some around 30 of cpu constantly.
then after another 20 sec my comp goes to the "blue death" screen indicates system failure and says things about restarting with safe mode and asking for support and stuff, then i am forced to shut down cause it wont respond.






here it is:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to yur computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

CHeck to be sure you have adequate disk space( i have 20gb left). If a driver is identified in the stop message. ... Read more

A:Constantly crashing, really frustrating, help please

Your best option is to bootup XP from the CD and try a repair install

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My computer has been crashing about every hour. I put my hand marginally close to its inner workings and for some reason my Gforce 3 was pretty hot. I think its a cooling problem, my fan sounds fine i think, but if there is any way to tell for sure, or instructions on replacing my fan and were to get one.

Forgot how to display the specs in cmd, post how n all post the specs

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 1
768 MB of RAM
 

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Hi,I've been trying to find out why IE7 is freezing and crashing on me everytime I try and close out a browser window. I'm running WinXP, btw. I looked up some stuff on Microsoft Knowledge Base and I thought Article 909363 sorta described whats going on, if you want to look that up. Problem is I can't install the hotfix for it because install says I'm already running the most current version of the file. I noticed it also locks up when certain browsers with applets or similar content are working.It's driving me crazy and I can't close out any browser windows or even load certain pages because it will crash all instances of IE running.Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on this.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Ie7 Crashing/hangsup Constantly

There could be two solutions : If you know when you are starting to have these issues please go to a restore point prior to that or alternativelyHave a look thru here. According to all I have read this would solve your issues. IN order to be absolutely suure you have to create a restore point.If any questions please feel free to ask

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recently (like within the past few days) my comp has been crashing constantly, not with the usual stuttering followed by the blue screen of death, but just straight up shutting down suddenly, the computer itself turns off, then reboots itself a few seconds later

my computer had been crashing a lot the "normal" way awhile back, but i was pretty sure it was due to a rootkit virus, and i was able to fix that, it hadn't crashed in months, and now this started

I'm posting this from my brothers laptop because my comp crashes so often that i wouldn't have time to post this from my computer

i am desperate for help and i don't really know what to do or where to go, please let me know if you need any more information and i'll do my best to provide it

A:Comp crashing constantly, never seen this before

Lets see if there are any recent dump files> Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

Then lets have a look at the temps and voltages >
D/L and run Hardware Monitor do something intense like a virus scan or gaming for a bit, Alt+Tab back to HWM expand all the trees and use the Win7 snipping tool to grab a screen shot of the HWM window, post the screen shot using the paperclip button in the advanced message box(Go Advanced button).

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Hello,
My computer is crashing several times a day. It started a few weeks ago only once every few days and it has increased rapidly since. I thought that it was something I was doing always. But for the last few days it crashes even when no one is using it. And every morning it is at the welcome screen. It skips the BSOD and goes straight to restart every time.

Help!

Code:
? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Windows 7 Ultimate
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
? What was original installed OS on system?
Windows 7 Ulltimate
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Retailer
? Age of system (hardware)
4 years i think
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
4 years - no

? CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad Q8200
? Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 5450
? MotherBoard

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
550W
? System Manufacturer

A:Computer constantly crashing

Hi -

One reason for no BSOD dumps is your page file. The allocated base size of the page file on the OS drive must be > installed physical RAM.

System files show 8 GB RAM, yet page file base allocation - 6142 MB

Code:
AllocatedBaseSize=6142
Caption=C:\pagefile.sys
CurrentUsage=58
Description=C:\pagefile.sys
InstallDate=20110816051704.747237-420
Name=C:\pagefile.sys
PeakUsage=58
Status=
TempPageFile=FALSE


AllocatedBaseSize=6142
Caption=Z:\pagefile.sys
CurrentUsage=60
Description=Z:\pagefile.sys
InstallDate=20120912100820.990056-420
Name=Z:\pagefile.sys
PeakUsage=60
Status=
TempPageFile=FALSE


Caption=c:\ 'pagefile.sys'
Description='pagefile.sys' @ c:\
InitialSize=6142
MaximumSize=15000
Name=c:\pagefile.sys
SettingID=pagefile.sys @ c:


Caption=z:\ 'pagefile.sys'
Description='pagefile.sys' @ z:\
InitialSize=6142
MaximumSize=15000
Name=z:\pagefile.sys
SettingID=pagefile.sys @ z:
Any reason for the page file on drive z: ?

Re-allocate the page file on OS drive c: - use "system managed" settings.

Also check system crash options -- should be set to "Kernel Memory Dump" which will result in a full kernel dump + a minidump upon BSOD.

Please see - NO KERNEL MEMORY DUMP FILES BEING PRODUCED UPON BSOD?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My pc is crashing constantly it got slower since i remove spyware with this
SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Wait i going to upload a image of crash dump!

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Hello,
as the title says firefox is continuously crashing on me. I'm not sure exactly what is the culprit of this, but it first started happening when I had a lot of programs open (I'm an architecture student, so we have to run a lot of pretty intense programs, and unfortunately my computer doesn't like that.) But it actually has started happening when it is the ONLY thing open, so I'm going to post a copy of my HJT log, and just want to know if anyone sees anything fishy.

Thanks for anyone's time!

-Carrie Jahnke

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:50:11 PM, on 2/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.ex... Read more

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Computer keeps crashing repeatedly. I've been trying to narrow down the cause but can't...

I can make it crash with graphics hardware accel on full when I load up a game such as Counterstrike and then minimize out to my desktop, my PC crashes and sound loops.

My PC also crashes occasionally when running iTunes. The sound loops and PC freezes.

Also occasionally happens when loading video files in VLC or from the Web via divx player or whatever.

There are also just the random crashes that happen under no set circumstances. The PC just freezes and sound loops, or I get a bluescreen.

I tested my RAM last night using a boot CD with RamTest, it's 100% working, no errors...
I've repaired my registry several times, I do that regularly. I run nod32 and spybot S&D, so that's clean. I've got several GB of HD space free...

When I turn my graphics hardware accel off I haven't been able to make the PC crash. This leads me to the assumption that it's my graphics card that's causing the crashes? Anything I can do to narrow this down? It's really annoying!... :(

A:[SOLVED] PC crashing constantly

Hi,

It sounds like you have a faulty video card or a power supply that's not strong enough.
If you're lucky it's the video driver that needs to be reinstalled/updated. What driver version are you using?
What are the system specifications?
Is there a video card or PSU you can borrow and try?

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Just yesterday, I had received my graphics card back from ASUS. The card works now, but with a few issues. Firstly, my system crashes at random. It appears to not crash whilst I am playing a game, but it does crash whenever I have the computer idling.

System crash image is found here: http://i.imgur.com/AgYIUq5.png

Another form of crash is a BSOD for the error message stated as, "DRIVERS_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

The video card is an AMD R9 290. I have downloaded the latest drivers using the amd auto detector.

Any help to fix the crashing would be appreciated.

A:Computer Constantly Crashing

System has crashed 10+ times each at me just logging in. This has occurred within the past 20 minutes. I am getting frustrated.

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I have a problem. I will try to be as detailed as possible.
Computer: ASUS laptop X53S
OS: Windows 7 premium 64 bit
Antivirus software: ESET
 
For the last couple of months, whenever my computer has updates that require restart, my personalized setting (e.g., screen saver picture, my work and personal files on the desktop, toolbar icons I’ve chosen, etc.) will vanish after the computer has restarted; the screen will look the way it did when I first purchased it, with the generic brand logo on it, and all my files, settings, are gone). However, after fiddling with it for a few minutes (usually restarting it a few times) my personal settings would show up again. I turned off automatic updating after this happened a few times.
 
A few days later, however, my computer seemed to have a mental breakdown: if I tried turning it on (main user account-administrator), the screen would sometimes go blank (although it was still on), my personal desktop screen saver and tool bar icons were there but all of my files, and icons, and personal settings on the desktop would be gone and I couldn’t open anything, including the start menu; nothing worked. Interestingly, if I log in as another user (non-administrator), most programs will work, albeit not very well.
 
I then tried starting it in safe mode. When I log in to my main account (i.e., administrator user) in safe mode a box comes up every few seconds saying: “windows explorer has stopped working,” th... Read more

A:Windows 7 constantly crashing

Hold F2  or repeatedly press it; shortly after power on. this will get you into bios where you can set the dvd drive as first boot option.

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Hi all,

My system has been crashing consistently over the last few weeks. I'm not sure if it's a hardware issue or a software one. I've tested all my RAM sticks and received no errors.

Windows updated to anniversary edition last night and since then, the PC has crashed twice already. My system's reliability monitor is showing critical events at every crash, but I have no idea what they mean.

Any help/thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Hi,

I bought a new HP laptop about two weeks ago with Vista Home Premium pre-installed on it. Everything has been fine so far but today, whilst in the middle of some internet browsing, it says that windows explorer has crashed and it automatically tries to restart. It tries to restart only to crash again, and again etc. It's to the point where I cannot click on anything or even open the start menu.

I have tried to boot into safe mode, but the same thing happens. I have looked at the task manager and nothing jumps out at me. I just dont know how to even begin to solve this problem.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Explorer constantly crashing?

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I have tried everything I can think of. Can anybody help me. It started off only crashing the browser, especially when on facebook and myspace. Now it crashes all the time even when not online or just sitting idle.
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ugly at 6:28:01.68 on Tue 07/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.572 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Int... Read more

A:Computer constantly crashing

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

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Basically I bought a second hand computer about a month ago. I've stuck XP on it, and it worked fine for a few weeks ago. Then, it started turning itself off every few hours. I thought maybe the CPU was overheating, so I replaced the thermal gel, which appeared to fix the problem. A few days later, it started re-setting itself, and upon start up, displayed the 'Active Desktop Recovery' screen, along with an error box, telling me that 'Window search indexer had encountered a problem and needed to close', which was followed by 3 or 4 similarly worded error boxes. I'm completely stumped. I've considered re-formatting it, but I'm not sure whether it's software or hardware problem. It also seems to be crashing at completely random intervals. Can anyone shed some light on what might potentially be wrong with it? I'd really appreciate it!

A:Computer constantly crashing. Help!

As it's second-hand I would start by testing the RAM & the hard drive:

RAM Test. As Windows seems to be unstable, I recommend using a bootable CD version to test it. Download the ISO image for creating bootable CD (Windows - zip) from here: Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic

Then download IMGBurn to create a CD from the ISO file: Download ImgBurn 2.5.5.0 - FileHippo.com

When the CD is created, boot your second-hand PC from it and run the test for at least five passes.

Hard Drive test. Download the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software from the appropriate link at top of this page: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Again, I recommend you download the DOS version and make a bootable CD from the ISO file with IMGBurn. Boot the second-hand PC from that CD. The testing interface will open automatically. Select the hard drive to test and run the "long test" if available.

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My internet browser repeatedly crashes within 5 minutes of my using it. It freezes and says not responding usually, after a few minutes of which I decide to shut it off. Sometimes it is only about a minute and it returns to then freeze again in a few minutes.

I think this could be malware related but I am not certain.

I am using IE 7 and Firefox.
 

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