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

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

Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hi,
 
I have a Brand new computer that has frozen twice.  I believe I was on Photoshop each time, but I might have been on Illustrator the first time.  A couple of weeks went between each freeze.  On the second freeze, the computer was making a very loud continuous whirring noise, that I assume was the fan.  Each time I had to hard restart.
 
It is an Acer with intel i7 processor, 24gb memory, 250gb ssd and 1t harddrive, Nivida GTX1050 graphics card.
 
I have 2 months left to return it to costco.  ...but I don't think I can swap it out as they no longer have this deal on their website ... I got this for $850, which was by far the best deal I could find.
 
Any suggestions on how to diagnose?
 
Thanks so much.

A:New Computer Freezing, loud fan noise, hard restart

take it back while you can

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Im having problems in the late with this issue. I tried to switch RAM's in other slots, didn't help. I tried to run MemTest for 3-4 hours, 3 passes went without any error. Then i reformatted Windows and still i got errors. Sometimes days are passing before it suddenly happen, sometimes 2-3 times per day. Its really annoying, cause this is "almost" a new computer, only 1 year old builded by me. Problems started some 4-5 months ago

EDIT: sfc /scannow didn't show any error whatsoever

A:Computer is freezing without BSOD's, forcing me to manually restart it

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Post the other files, they hold a lot of info!!

Thanks

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hello,

I woke up to a BSOD and i'm not sure what could be causing the problem. My computer would freeze for a few seconds then resume at random times. I have attached the files.

thanks in advance!

A:BSOD, computer freezing at random times

The BSoD was caused by the following driver:

JMicron JMB36X Controller
fffff880`00ec1000 fffff880`00ee2000 jraid Mon Sep 17 08:50:31 2012 (5056C837)
You also have several drivers loaded which predates Windows 8:

GFI Boot Time Operations Driver (VIPRE Antivirus driver?)
fffff880`00fe2000 fffff880`00fe9000 gfibto Fri Sep 02 03:31:28 2011 (4E6031F0)

Nokia Internet Stick CS-18 Wireless Modem Device
fffff880`0148e000 fffff880`014ab000 nokia_cs1x_dc_enum Thu Apr 22 16:03:08 2010 (4BD0571C)

LogMeIn
fffff880`0425f000 fffff880`04266000 lmimirr Wed Apr 11 00:32:45 2007 (461C108D)
fffff880`188cd000 fffff880`188e0000 LMIRfsDriver Mon Jul 14 18:26:56 2008 (487B7E50)

CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Suite
fffff880`186ff000 fffff880`188b7000 rikvm_9EC60124 Thu Apr 29 04:26:32 2010 (4BD8EE58)

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My computer is randomly either freezing and making a buzzing noise (from the speakers) and requires a reboot and this mainly happens when playing league of ledgends (happened with GTX 880 and GPU built into my i7 3400 cpu) or it will go to BSOD. I have copy and pasted the errors I have found using "Who Crashed" Latest BSOD that occured earlyer today did not show up.

On Tue 10/01/2012 12:39:38 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\011012-20623-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12903)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA8008672028, 0xB2000000, 0x100402)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.
On Tue 10/01/2012 12:39:38 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll ... Read more

A:Random BSOD and computer freezing. Several different errors

Using the following tutorial, please post again with your crash dumps attached.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Ok I put this system to gather about a little under a year ago and have had problems almost ever since (sadly I do not have warranty) System specs are as follows 
-(CPU) AMD FX-8 9590
-(GPU) Nvidia Geforce GTX 950
-(RAM) 2x8 Gb Kingston sticks ddr3
-(PSU) ATNG ATM-600FB 600W
-(HDD) Toshiba DT01ACA200 7200 rpm
-(MOBO)- Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 R5 (version F2)My system will freeze without warning or error message, sometimes in game sometimes while I am idling it is very random so thus far I have had no way to reduplicate it so  I can so what Is actually causing it, I have had a few bsod's even while at an Idle screen, at this point I think it may be either a failing PSU or Ram stick although I could be wrong even about that. 
I added my crash dumps just in case they might be of any use.
I have tried reinstalling Windows 10 multiple times which results in it running smooth for a few days (giving me false hope -_-) and things like clean installing my drivers but to no avail 
Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated as this is driving me insane! 
Thanks.

A:Computer Freezing at random rarely a bsod?

Posting because of a new error.
 
dwm.exe
 
Faulting application name: dwm.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d756
Faulting module name: combase.dll, version: 10.0.10586.103, time stamp: 0x56a849ab
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000067e3c
Faulting process id: 0x1e8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d1fa96d1a7da0d
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwm.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\combase.dll
Report Id: a71390df-775e-478a-b7c3-7cc9c3e0fe68
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 
 
Hopefully this can help diagnose the problem.

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Hi, this is my first post and I am hoping to solve the issue my custom computer is having. Some background story of my PC is, I've recently changed the mobo and ram after my computer is unable to start up. Reformat and changed HDD just 1 day ago and doesn't fix the problem.

I have attached the bsod logs in this post as well! Tried to hotfix the issue but realize I'm not capable of doing so atm. Found out that I have a Error 0x0000001E with all four parameters empty (full of 0 and nothing else).

I am having random computer freeze with freezing at desktop right after booting up, AND while shutting down (with the "Shutting Down" windows 7 background.)

Please help! Thank you!!!!!!

A:BSOD happens randomly, random computer freezing occurs as well.

Weilun welcome to the forum.
I'm not a BSOD expert their will be one drop by.

I noticed in your specs under Anti virus NIL

I'm not sure what you mean by that. While you are waiting for one of our experts could you explain.

Delete/remove NIL virus | Antivirus software | Free Scan

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OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
System Model P5QC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2103, 27/4/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Total Physical Memory 4.096,00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1,90 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2,00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1,96 GB

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @2.66ghz
ATI Radeon HD 4870x2
CHIEFTEC BPS-950C NITRO SERIES 950W

Tempatures: 27?C 31?C 30?C 34?C // MAX 37?C 33?C 35?C 38?C
( Quad Q9400 )

A:PC freezing / restart random

Have you tried updating your graphics drivers or re-installing them also does the machine crash in safe mode?

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Hello.
I have been having bsod issues for a while now, and I think the computer freezing and 5-7 minute start up times are all closely related.

The machine is a custom build but I don't have access to the one who built it. The machine has been like this since I got it but haven't thought much about it until recently.

I've tried optimizing the startup by going through and modifying the startup programs, like is the first step to do in getting a better start up speed, but no success.
I've taken it to an IT place where they ran antivirus stuff against it and that didn't help much either.

I don't know what further information I need to post here, so please let me know what I can do to get a reasonable start up time and stop having freezing issues (seems to be a driver related thing, not sure), and get rid of these bsods.

Note: After running the bsod program, it takes a while, but the generated .zip file has nothing in it.

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Hi
Wondering if people can help me troubleshoot this problem I'm having.

I've got a Win 7 64bit installation that keeps freezing. I've got two hard disks - windows & programs etc. on old 250gb and new 1tb disk for my docs/pics etc. I've got an ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card installed as well.

Ever since I set this system up it freezes. It can be while anything is happening - word processing, web browsing, installing updates, playing COD - there doesn't seem to be a pattern.

Because it doesn't get to BSOD I get no error reports. The whole system freezes and has to be restarted. Sometimes startup repair appears and finds nothing.

Last week I tried a repair install of Windows 7 - this really didn't help as it seemed to make it worse, it installed but it crashed every time it tried to install the updates & then would spend the next 20 minutes reverting the updates. So last night I formatted the 250gb disk and did a clean install. This morning it crashed again on the updates!

I'm toying with the idea of buying a new h/d but thought it might be worth seeing if the graphics card is also causing the issue - how would I best go about troubleshooting the graphics card to see if that's the problem?

Any ideas would be great as my wife is ready to kill me as she uses the computer for work, whereas I get a nice stable laptop provided by my work!

If you need more info let me know

Thanks

Nick

A:Computer freezing (no BSOD) - hard disk or graphics card?

Hi Nick,

A couple of places to start:

1. Please run this tool to populate your forum profile with your system specifications. This will help us a lot. Don't forget Step #5 in the tutorial.

System Info - See Your System Specs

2. Download the appropriate tool for your hard disk from this site, and do a diagnostic check on the disk. Post the results back here.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Regards,
Golden

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So i had a DELL 790 i3 SFF desktop, which was running spot on and flawlessly for 2 years. But i decided to upgrade to exactly the same model but i5 processor recently. I had swapped out my SSD and my 8GB of memory (known good) and stuck it in my I5 processor desktop.

Since i first powered on the desktop (2 weeks ago) i have had nothing but problems such as:

-Random restarts
-Sometimes a 1 second multi coloured horizontal lines before it restarts
-Complete freezing

Things i have done to try and fix the issue myself

-Replaced heatsink compound
-Ran Core temp (temps all ok)
-Updated drivers from device manager
-Removed my USB wifi dongle
-Ran check disk on my SSD and other external HDD's
-Ran memory test on my RAM (all ok)
-Finally i professionally wiped the SSD and formated a fresh Windows 7 64bit onto it.

I am still getting these same issues. But i will say in the last 7 days i have had ZERO issues. Today i have had 3 restarts and 1 time froze. Once when it froze i decided t try my USB keyboard in other usb ports and 1 port was working the other 8 wasn't, so with the working port i managed to move the mouse/keyboard but wasn't able to go into my computer..etc (just a not responding message and never ever closed down even with CTRL+ALT+DEL to end process). But it froze another time after that and no USB ports were working. Maybe the USB ports lose power?!?!

I used to be in the computer industry a few years ago as a computer hardware engineer, but never... Read more

A:Kernel-Power 41 (63) critical error (Random restart/Freezing)

Couple other things to add this the above. Just now it froze again, so i tried to remote in with my remote access and i could remote in fine and operate the PC fine!. So it seems the USB ports are dying randomly. However, i can see when it freezes and i plug something in the USB ports such as a external drive, i get a LED light on it but no sound.(this doesn't explain the random restarts though). Any thoughts? i posted on another forum but members there just replied and said 'i think its faulty', i am looking for a little bit more input than that with something that i already do not know!.

Many thanks

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Hi all,
Been getting random freezes lately where first my screen will freeze and then usually a few seconds after my mouse will and then i can only resolve this with a reset which then usually solves it.

It tends to happen after long use but my temps seem fine.

have gone into event viewer but it's all gibberish to me and i don't have a clue what to look for. would appreciate any advice you have to offer. I have posted a pic of my event viewer screen.

thanks

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this was taken just after i reset the comp manually

A:random freezing can only solve with manual restart. pics included

Sorry but I cant read the snip. I would also be interested in what it says in event viewer

To check for freezing/crashing you need to check several things.

1-Event viewer.





Quote:
Type eventvwr in search and go to the windows log>application tab & system tabs.
Look for errors. Errors have red in the left hand column.

Look for errors that say app hang, or app crash, or anything related to the problem.







Quote:

When you find them either take a screenshot of them and upload them to us, or note the event ID and source codes and look them up in google. If you cant find them in google tell us what they are.

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Hey guys, first post on here after about a week of solid research and forehead-to-screen bashing (and a few months of increasingly more frequent issues) trying to figure out what is wrong with this computer.

Here's the specs:

? OS - Vista Home Premium SP2
? x64

? What was original installed OS on system?
-Probably sometime in 2009. Here is what the computer originally was: iBUYPOWER Gamer Gears of War 988 Desktop PC - Newegg.com (iBUYPOWER Core 2 Quad 8GB DDR3 750GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Battle Gear X3 - Newegg.com same one but has some feedback) purchased 6/2009. All of the basic hardware is original, except for the stuff listed in the Other Info section below.

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
-pre-installed in the computer IIRC

? Age of system (hardware)
-2009?

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
-2009? No reinstall if memory serves me right

? CPU
-Core 2 Quad Q8300

? Video Card
-Sparkle 9600GT SPARKLE SX96GT2048D2-HP GeForce 9600 GT 2GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com (may possibly be a 2GB, but I haven't looked at in a long time, I'll double check tomorrow)

? MotherBoard
-P5Q3 ASUS P5Q3 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
-680 watt, I'll get specs on it tomorrow

? System Manufacturer
-iBuyPo... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs, random hard freezing, random crashes, WANT TO KILL

Bump?

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Hello every one,

I've been having a long term problem that has basically plagued my computer since I've built it. Yet the issue manifests itself in different ways through out the years.

The issue is. At certain, seemingly random points, my computer screen freezes with no BSOD. Computer is still running with fans going. No error message. Sound stops. Mouse is not responsive on screen. Nothing works. Screen is frozen on the last picture. A holding down of the power button for a hard reset is the only way to recover.

Through out the years since 2011 I've changed graphics cards and RAM chips in order to try and solve this problem. I've found that the RAM had no effect on the issue, but the graphics cards perhaps did.

Back in 2011, I had constant random freezing at random intervals during the days of the week whilst basically doing any thing. An SLI set up of two Geforce 9800s. I finally discarded one of the graphics cards to only run one and that seemingly fixed most random freezing issues for some time. Though it did happen on some rare occasion that I could not explain.

How ever. In 2014 I upgraded my graphics card to a GeForce GTX 670 OC and found that issues immediately arose again. I could not activity render videos in Adobe Premiere Elements 8 whilst working on the video editing software with out a hard freeze. Basically unable to render videos in real-time whilst working on them any more.

More issues started occurring later with this same card. When watching Youtube ... Read more

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Hey there folks, I've skimmed the forums and didn't see much that fit the issue i'm having. I bought a Asus g750 about two weeks ago. Three days after getting it up and running my laptop will hard freeze randomly about once every 1-2 days. It doesn't seem to be a hardware issue. I've ran a stress test on both the CPU and the GPU, both seemed to fall in normal ranges. The hard freeze typically occurs when I'm not doing anything heavy. Mostly when I am just sitting around typing on skype or doing homework while listening to spotify.

It is under warranty I could send it back. However, I cannot afford to lose it before this semester is over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Random hard freezing, not sure why.

Originally Posted by TheBB


Hey there folks, I've skimmed the forums and didn't see much that fit the issue i'm having. I bought a Asus g750 about two weeks ago. Three days after getting it up and running my laptop will hard freeze randomly about once every 1-2 days. It doesn't seem to be a hardware issue. I've ran a stress test on both the CPU and the GPU, both seemed to fall in normal ranges. The hard freeze typically occurs when I'm not doing anything heavy. Mostly when I am just sitting around typing on skype or doing homework while listening to spotify.

It is under warranty I could send it back. However, I cannot afford to lose it before this semester is over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



As I don't have to tell you, a system that's two weeks old should not be freezing up. However, a couple or three questions:

Have you added any new software? Been surfing the Internet? Clicked on anything that pops up to say you need to "install this or uninstall that"? Been somewhere on the Internet that didn't look safe, so you backed out? And, finally, been somewhere you maybe shouldn't have? Like to get a deal on software that's just too good to be true . . . You'd be surprised how many folks fall for this one.

Have you been to the Asus site? ASUS Click on Support and it will take you to ASUS Service | North America

I went there and it seems I need to Login or Register before I can get help, so it looks like it's up to you. BT... Read more

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I recently built a new PC, initially everything was OK but now I get a number of problem sysmptoms (please see SYMPTOMS below).
It's slightly more complicated than that because the PC switches between Good Mode and Bad Mode.
In Bad Mode I get all the SYMPTOMS but in Good Mode I only get the "Windows Update fails" symptom.
I can see no obvious reason why the PC switches between these two modes.

I've no idea what's going on here so if anybody has any suggestions I'd be very interested to hear them.
SYMPTOMS
1) Shutdown/Restart Freeze
Sometimes selecting Shutdown/Restart (including the "update" variants) starts the blue screen with the marbles rolling round their circular track but after a few seconds the marbles feeze, the cursor/pointer stops responding to mouse movements and nothing happens until either the power or reset button is pressed.
2) Shutdown/Restart BSOD
If the Shutdown/Restart doesn't freeze then it goes on for about five minutes then the un-smily screen appears (BSOD?) with the error message DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Then the PC restarts.
3) Sleep never wakes
When Sleep is selected the PC appears to sleep but does not wake from keyboard or mouse.
4) USB devices not detected
Memory sticks, Cameras, Hubs, Phones, Microscope, nothing is ever detected unless it is plugged in before the PC is started up. By "Not Detected" I mean that when I plug a device in the PC shows absolutely no indication that anything has hap... Read more

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When play game
- Assassins Creed IV Black Flag about 10 - 15' or random time - freeze ...
- BF3 about random time , i see my weapon lost and then freeze ...

freezing 1 to 2' - 0.1sec bsod - auto restart - motherboard don't receive HDD - turn off power - wait 3 second - turn on power - motherboard receive HDD and go win 7 64bit normal.

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memtest86 ok

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? ? x64 ?
? What was original installed OS on system? Window Ultimate 64 bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Install from file iso and active by key
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 12/6/2014

? CPU Intel i5-4440
? Video Card Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC 2gb ( 256 bit ) ddr5
? MotherBoard MSI B85M-E45
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Corsair VS550W

? System Manufacturer ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Laptop or Desktop? DESKTOP

A:Freezing 1 to 2' - 0.1sec bsod - auto restart

DRIVER VERIFIER - Windows 8, 7 & Vista
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when i
8. Re-boot
it show
DVI - D
Out of range on Screen
71.5 khz / 56 ...
wait a few minutes it go to normal Windows 7

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

Thanks in advance :)

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Hello,

My Windows randomly keeps freezing up on me. I have read multiple threads on this forum but none of the solutions helped me. I've tried switching HDD's, reinstalling Windows 10. Tested my ram with Memtest for 8 hours, no issues. Tested HDD's no bad sectors found. I've used HWinfo64 to check the voltages and temperatures they seem to be fine even under full Prime95 torture tests spiking around 75 to 79 degrees Celsius under full burn.

My setup:

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
Intel Core i5-4670k (not overclocked)
8GB DDR3 RAM - 2 x 4GB CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
ASUS DRW-24F1ST drive
1TB SAMSUNG HD103SJ
1TB SEAGATE ST1000DM003-1ER162
MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
Creative Soundblaster Z
PSU OCZ600MXSP
Watercooling Corsair H80i
LCD Fan-controller BitFenix
CoolerMaster HAFX case

I must say the options the motherboard has listed in the BIOS, are overwhelming. Tons of options and features which are all set to "auto". No idea if this contributes to the freezing. It's not something that was present before. It started happening about 4 weeks ago. Nothing has changed in my setup.
I even started thinking about the humidity in the air causing system instability so I turned on a DE-humidifier to no avail.

Thanks in advance for helping me.

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hi, can any pls one help me. the other day my avira anti virus alerted me of multiple attack of virus. which i denied access and moved to quaranteen. i then perform a full scan of ewido, spybot, superantispyware and avira just to make sure. although now my computer is having problem when internet explorer loads up, hang/freezes everytime and when i click my mouse i hear a beep sound and computer freezes. i tried to perform a system restore but it doesnt respond. pls help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:30:02, on 09/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\CBOClean\BOCORE.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:Computer freezing everytime, have to constantly restart

awww, any one? now my computer is shutting down saying 'initiated by NT.Authority\system' =(
HELP PLS
 

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Hi there,
I have posted occasionally with spyware issues - but this is not that. Suddenly in the last several days, our computer tends to freeze up after anywhere from several minutes to about a half hour of use. Sometimes it happens when it's been left on and not in use - sometimes while we're using it. When it happens, we can't even do a restart - we have to turn it off manually. There appears to be no rhyme or reason to it.

We have checked for spyware etc. through search & destroy, etc. and found nothing. Our virus reports turn up clean.

I did a Belarc Advisor report for yo - this omits the software licenses.
Thank you!

Randi

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Dell Inc. Dell DM051
System Service Tag: 3BQ2NB1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 3BQ2NB1
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Inc. 0HJ054
Serial Number: ..CN6986166F1F58.
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A05 03/31/2006

Drives Memory Modules c,d
154.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
100.67 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C [CD-ROM drive]

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A:Windows XP: Computer keeps freezing and unable to restart

Hi randim817


Hardware

Diagnostics
Failing hardware (memory, hard drive, power supply) or overheating (dust buildup, failing fans) can cause system instability. Have a glance at the four diagnostic LED lights on the front panel of the PC, next to the USB ports. When the PC is powered on, all four should be steady green. If not, to see what error state your PC is experiencing --- http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...m/WD846A02.pdf (on page 47, "Diagnostic Lights"). Also, you can try running the Dell Diagnostics to thoroughly test how the system's components are holding up. You can enter the Diagnostics by pressing the F12 key as you computer is powering on, and selecting Boot to Utility Partition. All the details are in the manual (which is the link just above) -- go to page 50. You'll want to run the extended tests.

Overheating
Check for overheating. Listen carefully to see if the system fans seem to be spinning well. Does the exhausted air seem overly hot? If yes, shutdown Windows, power off, and unplug the power cord. You can then ground yourself, open the case, and use a can of compressed air to blow out dust building up in the case and case-fans. Be careful not to touch the circuit boards (static shock can cause harm to the sensitive electronics). Close up when done. Details for opening and closing your case are in the manual linked to above.

Bios Battery
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I'm a first time poster so please bear with me.

My computer is running very slow and freezing at random times, most consistently after startup. I have run Avast Antivirus scan and Spybot S&D and nothing was detected.

HJT logfile pasted below. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:12:46 PM, on 7/21/2010
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\PAStiSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\ESPNRunTime\DIGServices.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
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A:Computer freezing after restart - first time poster

Hi and welcome to TSF

If you asking for us to check your log for malware, we can't do that in this
forum.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

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

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


BG

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Hello All,

I was wondering if I could get some assistance regarding a freezing issue I'm encountering. I'm currently on Windows 8.1 and have noticed that when I leave my computer alone it will freeze completely, including the screen. I was having issues where I would put it into sleep mode only to find that it booted back up later on and froze. Then I added a screen saver instead of putting it to sleep and the issue persists.

Any suggestions on what the possible causes may be? I've recently replaced the graphics card to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and I'm unsure if the problems started after that.

Thanks for the help!

A:Computer Freezing and Requiring Restart from Power Button

Try going into Device Manager and deleting the card. Then reboot. Windows will detect the card and reinstall the same driver you deleted. This is a support trick that works quite often. If it does not work at least it has the virtue of being very low risk.

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My computer:
 
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/gateway-fx6800-01e/4507-3118_7-33392302.html
 
My only modifications are replacing a dead power supply and adding 3 sticks of 2 gig triple channel corsair ram at speed 1066. My total ram is 9 gigs then as a result.
 
Windows Vista Home Premium
 
My Problem:
 
For the past couple months my computer has been freezing constantly and I've had to do a number of fixes to try to alleviate the problem.
 
I did a complete reformat in January because the computer would not start windows at all. It would get to the login screen and stop right there. 
Then a little while later I had a similar problem and this time I fixed it by unchecking all unnecessary services and startup items. That fixed the problem for a while but now the computer freezes randomly while I'm using it, and I can't pin down what the problem is.
 
I'll be browsing the computer normally, and then randomly it will lock up, usually early after I startup the computer. If its started up correctly and worked for a few hours it tends to keep working correctly, even throughout the night if I leave it on and pick up the next day(I don't do this very often but thought I'd mention it nonetheless). So the problem seems to creep up early rather than later on. I rarely, after 8 hours of the computer working, get a freeze. 
 
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A:Computer freezing Randomly - Forcing a restart - Usually early on

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy 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.

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Hi All,
With your help I was recently able to diagnose a faulty video card on my system that was causing a blank screen crash as soon as I logged into winodws. I've replaced the videocard, and now there's another problem - the machine randomly freezes. I've noticed it happening more often when i'm using the internet. It crashed as I was browsing with google chrome. Not quite sure if that was necessary for the crash, since it's what happens mostly on this machine. I've run a memory diagnostic and that came up clean. I've completely reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled Windows 7 x64, and downloaded all the necessary Windows Updates. The problem persists! I'm attaching a BSOD report, even though I'm not sure if It'll have any information regarding the freeze.

Thanks!

A:Random total freezing during internet use, needs hard reboot

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:





Quote:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
NOTE: For Vista, read these notes:





Quote:
Read these notes for installing Vista SP1: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Read these notes for installing Vista SP2: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)


5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 200... Read more

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Hi there,

I am having a problem with one of my computers, It's a Stone PC (may not have heard of them before).

The problem is that the computer has been throwing up random BSOD's. There really isn't any way of telling when the system is going to crash, it either happens during Windows boot or whilst browsing the Internet.

I have also noticed that the BIOS has been randomly locking up. When going through the BIOS config, changing multiple values at once causes the BIOS to hang. When I want to change multiple settings in the BIOS, I need to do them individually, saving the BIOS after each change. If I don't do this, the BIOS config will hang and won't respond to the pressing of the arrow keys.

I have had a look at the dump files but they are really all quite random, I don't think they are consistent. The latest one says -

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption

And another says -

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP (7f)
IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe

I have 6 crash dump files in total so far. I am not sure what is the actual problem with this machine. I have so far changed the PSU, replaced the hard drive, removed the RAM, cleaned the RAM module contacts, re-seated the RAM individually, ran Memtest86 and various other memory testing programs, re-set the BIOS and re-flashed the BIOS with the latest version. I have also completely re-installed Windows 7... Read more

A:Random BSOD's / Freezing

Hi,

Thanks for the great detail. It will help a lot in regards to what we need to / don't need to troubleshoot. Please refer to the following and reply accordingly: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

Regards,

Patrick

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Hi all, here is my system specs:

Abit IP35 Pro
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4
Geforce GTX 460
8GB DDR2-800 (4x2GB)
750w PSU
Antec Solo case

So this is a new system build, with parts I got from a really good friend of mine second hand. It's all been working fine, benchmarks are good, temps are excellent, but it's been BSODing and freezing randomly during gaming. Occasionally the motherboard gives off one short system beep but this doesn't seem to be related to the crashing. Temps are around 60-65 for GPU and 50-60 for CPU when under heavy load. It came with 3x2GB but my friend said one of them was causing crashes so he had removed it. I replaced it with 2x1GB of the same speed as the other ram and it was fine for a day or so until it started doing the same thing again. So I replaced the ram with 2x2GB brand new, same speed again but it's still crashing and BSODing.

I read somewhere that it might need more voltage for the ram, as it has all 4 slots filled up. I checked and they're rated for 1.8v but I increased it to 1.9v just in case that fixed it.

Any ideas what might be causing it? I have the BSOD dump file for the latest crash if that helps. I have no idea how to fix this by myself.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I noticed in speedfan that the ram voltage was dropping occasionally to 1.78v which is why I thought increasing it might help, and it's now showing as 1.88v when I set it to 1.9v, so could that small drop in voltage cause a crash or system beep?

A:Random freezing and BSOD

Please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello. My english may be horrible so sorry for that.

My PC freezing sometimes, about once a week or fortnightly. It happens while i play games or watching youtube, but mostly while playing games.
I tested memory (2x4gb) with memtest86+ and found errors, so i replaced sticks with 2x2gb from my old PC, but freezing still appears. And last time i got BSOD with this info: BCCode: 101 BCP1: 0000000000000031 BCP2: 0000000000000000 BCP3: FFFFF88002F65180 BCP4: 0000000000000002

My PC:
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77 V-LX2
CPU Core i3 3220
Videocard GTX 550 Ti - no problems on old PC
Soundcard E-MU 1212m PCI - no problems on old PC
HDD Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (S1D95WHY)

Any idea what causes freezing?

A:Random freezing and BSOD

Hi aidis.

The stop 0x101 BSODs may be caused by a wide range of causes. And unfortunately the crash dumps does not provide adequate information about the crash. So a trial and error may be needed.

Are you overclocking?

Code:
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz"
MaxSpeed: 3300
CurrentSpeed: 3309
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
Also let us know the wattage of the PSU.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Let us know the results.
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Hi.
I am running Win7 Pro on a Toshiba Qosmio x500 and have never had problems until recently, when my computer began freezing and/or giving the bsod several times a day. I had not added any new hardware/software. CHKDSK reported several files which were unreadable. The Seagate hard drive checking utility (Seatools) did not identify problems with my primary drive. Eventually my system crashed completely, and even using the original installation disk it would not load windows files. Somehow (not sure what I did) I booted the system (after several days) and I upgraded the bios firmware and formatted my drive and reinstalled windows. It worked fine for a few days, but already the bsod is beginning to reoccur with several crashes in the last few days. I can't make any sense of the crash-dumps, and can't tell if this is a hardware or software issue. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Random freezing and BSOD

Hey and welcome to SevenForums!

The cause of your problem is overclocking. Have you overclocked?

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Please help! A couple of months ago I got a BSOD. I wiped the computer and reinstalled windows as I the research I did didn't help. I have reinstalled windows 2x and still getting this and along with that comes freezing after about 10 min. Very frustrating and annoying. Please help save my computer or it's going out the window. I've included the latest of many mini dump files.

A:BSOD and random freezing

Hi -

It seems Intel Graphics driver is causing BSOD's for you.

Go to this link and check the system for updates *needs Java* Download and install them one by one.Intel? Driver Update Utility

Code:
lmvm igdkmd32
start end module name
91423000 91920000 igdkmd32 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd32.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd32.sys
Image name: igdkmd32.sys
Timestamp: Thu May 07 00:13:40 2009 (4A01D354)
CheckSum: 0048DF97
ImageSize: 004FD000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Please upload your msinfo32.txt file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Export -> Save as msinfo32.txt and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .txt file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

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Greetings, I have been pulling my hair out trying to work out what's going wrong with my PC lately, not having much luck unfortunately... Hopefully somebody here could shed some light on the situation?

Last week I got a new drive (2TB Barracuda) and since I had the space, I decided to backup data and try set up my two 500GB Barracudas in a RAID0 array. I'm not sure if that has any bearing here, since I never actually got to the point of booting Windows (PC wouldn't POST with my SATA controller set to 'RAID'), but I mentioned it just in case. I have since set it back to AHCI, which I was already running.


Anyway, while my machine seems to be fine while running on the desktop, the problem I have is after 30 to 40 minutes of gaming it either locks up with no warning or error (everything stops dead, numlock doesn't work, and the last few milliseconds of sound get stuck in a loop), or I get a random BSOD and it restarts...

I've done thorough scans of all my drives in both Windows and Linux, and I've scanned the registry for problems (TuneUp Utils 2012), none of these steps showed any problems.

A few months back I did have problems with the 'nvlddmkm.sys' file, which I fixed by manually replacing the sys file from the same setup package (after reinstalling the drivers didn't fix it). That particular problem has not come up again since.

Attempting to run "sfc /scannow" gets to 11%, before leaving this nice message for me:





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A:BSOD and Random Freezing

Hello mate. Bad news, indeed

It shows the display driver as the issue.

Code:
fffff880`090751c8 fffff880`0ffb1dc8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
nvlddmkm+0x1b0dc8
Personally I can say that this particular version of the dispaly driver is kinda unstable, and I have dealt with a lot of crashes on this driver:

Code:
lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`0fe01000 fffff880`10af5000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue Oct 02 23:51:13 2012 (506B3099)
CheckSum: 00CD4613
ImageSize: 00CF4000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I would suggest you to roll the driver back to the just immediate earlier version...
Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
You may want to see this thread as an example how this part... Read more

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My PC randomly freezes at different times. It will freeze even when windows is starting up. Also I get random BSoDs but not as much
as my computer freezes. I have done full computer virus and malware scans and have came out negative for anything, its totally clean.
So idk why it does this, so please help. Thanks!

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 = Windows
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 = x64
? What was original installed OS on system = Vista
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? = Retail
? Age of system (hardware) = 3 yrs
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? = yes, about a month

? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66 GHz 2.67 4GB RAM
? ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage
? Dell
? Model Number: 4NP2SH1

A:BSoD and Random Freezing

Hmm... Could You supply more specs please?

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After a clean install few weeks ago, I keep experiencing random freezing and BSOD. The current configuration worked before. All motherboard, graphic drivers and windows update are up to date. Here is a debug I did. Different ones have different processes running. I figure it maybe a hardware/driver error trying pinpoint it is frustrating. I have done the remove all peripheral check. Any help will be appreciated.

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8008627038, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b2000040, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000800, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Debugging Details:
------------------

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
CURRENT_IRQL: f
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`009f59d8 fffff800`03204a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`08627038 00000000`b2000040 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`009f59e0 fffff800`02d96513 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`07dff7d0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`07dff820 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff880`009f5a20 fffff800`03204700 : 00000000`00000728 fffffa80`07dff7d0 fffff880`009f5db0 fffff880`009f5d00 : nt... Read more

A:Random freezing and BSOD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xrust27


After a clean install few weeks ago, I keep experiencing random freezing and BSOD. The current configuration worked before. All motherboard, graphic drivers and windows update are up to date. Here is a debug I did. Different ones have different processes running. I figure it maybe a hardware/driver error trying pinpoint it is frustrating. I have done the remove all peripheral check. Any help will be appreciated.

WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8008627038, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000b2000040, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000800, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Debugging Details:
------------------

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
CURRENT_IRQL: f
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`009f59d8 fffff800`03204a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`08627038 00000000`b2000040 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`009f59e0 fffff800`02d96513 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`07dff7d0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`07dff820 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
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Hiya,

My PC has just randomly started freezing and/or BSODs. I have no idea what sets it off but it will just stop responding and i'll either have to restart my PC or after awhile it will BSOD. Sometimes it has just BSOD skipping the freezing altogether.

I have run a report on Everest and attached it in hopes that it will help.
 

A:Random PC freezing and BSOD

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

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

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

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Good evening! My PC is having some strange and random problems. Sometimes, it gets BSOD, sometimes it just freezes. Usually, i am just using the web or playing an emulator.

At first, i thought it was some issue with my VGA (Nvidia xfx GTS 250) so i just took it off but the problem persisted. I also formatted the PC but it didn't help too....

My specs:
- Windows 7 Professional x86
- the original installed OS on the system? - Yes
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full Retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? - 2 years
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) - 1 month

Thanks!

A:Random BSOD/Freezing

Problem Devices:
Code:
Device is not present, not working properly, or does not have all of its drivers installed.
A device has a configuration problem that prevents it from working properly.
The device, MpKsl7f09df6d, is reporting "tv_ConfigMgrErr24". This device will not be available until the issue is resolved. The Plug and Play ID for this device is ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSL7F09DF6D\0000.
1. Verify the correct driver is installed.
2. Try updating the drivers using Windows Update.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
4. Attempt to uninstall and then reinstall the device using Device Manager.
Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager
Manage Devices in Windows

Device is not present, not working properly, or does not have all of its drivers installed.
A device has a configuration problem that prevents it from working properly.
The device, MpKsl9cc05bde, is reporting "tv_ConfigMgrErr24". This device will not be available until the issue is resolved. The Plug and Play ID for this device is ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSL9CC05BDE\0000.
1. Verify the correct driver is installed.
2. Try updating the drivers using Windows Update.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
4. Attempt to uninstall and then reinstall the device using Device Manager.
Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager
Manage Devices in Windows

Security Software (this is just to check that the software is installed and working properly; nothing needs to b... Read more

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Hello,

I have a desktop computer running Windows 7 32-bit. I always shut it down at night and turn it on every morning. Recently, for the past 3 days so far, it's been freezing in the morning, like as soon as I try to use anything, where only the mouse can move, but clicking on anything just causes it to freeze up too, and I know from experience, as well as testing it again, that when it acts like this, I must manually force a restart by pressing in the restart button, because there's no other way out: ctrl alt del and ctrl alt esc won't work, and I won't be able to access the Restart option myself because of the freezing, and it won't unfreeze even if left alone for 15min. What ends up happening is that it works dandy after a forced restart, so my only guess so far is that my computer recently adapted the behavior of not liking being woke up (I can relate), so it freezes the first time it's turned on, but once I manually restart it, it acts fine, because it's already been turned on and just needed a fresh restart to get going normally. But it's an inconvenience to have to restart the computer every time I turn it on for the first time that day--a forced manual restart, no less--before being able to use it. Is there any reason my computer adapted this behavior recently? My anti-virus, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, may have updated itself a few days ago, when the issue started happening, but I assume that's only a coincidence, not the c... Read more

A:Recently my computer's been freezing when first turned on, a manual restart fixes it.

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Recently my computer has been occasionally freezing while I've been browsing online. It doesn't actually get to the point of BSOD but programs will stop working and I eventually won't be able to close or open anything, including task manager.

I tried running CHKDSK to see if that could fix things, (it has crashed since then unfortuantely), doing so somehow filled up my hard drive. I went from having around 700 GB free to only having a couple hundred MBs free. I tried this two more times.

I've attached the dump log as requested as well as the three logs of the CHKDSK that I found in event viewer.

Thanks!

A:Random Freezing Lenovo Y580, Possible Hard Drive errors

Code:
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x1bead.
451328 file records processed.

File verification completed.
807 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

0 EA records processed.

60 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
580808 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
451328 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 604 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 604 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 604 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
64741 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35120152 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
451312 files processed. ... Read more

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Hello all,

I've been having problems with my computer freezing up or occasionally getting a BSOD and it's been getting more frequent. I'm really not sure where to start so I thought I would come here for some guidance and assistance. It's happening at different times, sometimes when gaming, sometimes watching Netflix, sometimes just web browsing. I was thinking it might be a hardware or heating issue, but my temps seem to be okay on my video card and CPU. I'm happy to provide any information that is needed, but to get it started:

Windows 8.1 x64
i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
12 GB RAM
Asus DirectCUII 290
750w PSU
 

A:Random Freezing and Occasional BSOD

I looked into the logs on my BSOD and it looks like the crash was probably caused by atikmdag.sys
Apparently this is related to AMD cards - any suggestions what to do from here?
 

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Random blue screens and freezes occurring at various times on a new build. Have checked and updated the drivers for all hardware. There doesn't seem to be any real pattern to the freezes and blue screens. It has blue screened when downloading software, when running software, and sometimes when just sitting idle. Ran Prime 95, and Memtest 86. No overheating with Prime 95 and no memory errors after running Memtest for several hours.

A:Random freezing and BSOD on new build

Hi kyturne.

The crash dumps are not very informative for some technical reasons. But let us take some steps which should be helpful here.

First, Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Next, Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power options (or simply Control Panel > Power Options, depending on your control panel view). Take a screenshot of that window and let us see it following Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums.

Post the screenshot now. Some actions might be required depending on it.

Also monitor how the computer runs. Let us see any further BSOD dump if they can provide some more.

Finally, a question for you. When, why and how you uninstalled AVG, and what you employed there as its replacement?

Please understand that those steps are not any solutions but an attempt to make a path for troubleshooting the issue.

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Well ever since Windows installed the new service pack a few days ago, I've been having random times where I'm either watching a video on YouTube, Watching a livestream on Twitch, or sometimes not even doing anything, when my comp would freeze up for a good minute or sometimes 2, and any sound playing would just get stuck and glitch. (my internet would also cut out while its frozen, but come back when it unfreezes) I've been ignoring them, mostly because I had no idea whatsoever what was causing it nor how to fix it. but today when it froze, it BSOD'd on me. I've included the zip that you guys require, so hopefully this'll lead to a solution.

Thanks for any help!!

A:Random freezing finally led to a BSOD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

What antivirus are you using?


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

BugCheck D1, {538, 2, 0, fffff88006acd836}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+59836 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1:... Read more

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Hello I have been getting freezes and BSOD about 3 times a day while playing games and just being on youtube.

A:Random Freezing and BSOD (SF Diagnostics)

hi.and welcome to eightforums. I didn't have a chance to look at the attached files ,but for now I would say to check you ram for errors ,I use memtest86 that I have installed on a usb drive .you could google for memtest86 and use it to scan the ram for errors

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Hello guys, i have been getting quite some problems with my computer's stability. i have managed to update all of my drivers they are all up to date. and updated Motherboard's BIOS and my ssd's firmware and more. so everything is pretty much up to date.
the pc is running stable now but yesterday when shutting down my pc i got an BSOD right before the programs closed to shut down.
i managed to get the dump file and used a blue screen viewer to see it and the cause were:

Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+8c8fd fffff880`0142f000 fffff880`015d1000 0x001a2000 0x5167f5fc 4/12/2013 7:54:36 AM Microsoft? Windows? Operating System NT File System Driver 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\drivers\Ntfs.sys

ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+104a0c fffff800`02e52000 fffff800`03438000 0x005e6000 0x5147d9c6 3/18/2013 11:21:42 PM Microsoft? Windows? Operating System NT Kernel & System 6.1.7601.18113 (win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533) Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Alright, i used the SF diagnostic tool to gather up my information.
i had many many more BSOD before this but not so much anymore and my pc was not set to dump those
so i have changed the settings and now it's dumping the files so i only have 1 right now.

A:BSOD randomly and random freezing.

Overclocking
If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\AI Suite II Public


   Warning
This is overclocking software and can lead to system instability and BSOD's. Please reset all components to their stock speeds and then remove the software.


Is the firmware for your SSD up-to-date?

Check for one and see if the stability returns.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\SF Informations\SF_28-06-2013\062813-7316-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e52000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03095670
Debug session time: Fri Jun 28 08:10:32.499 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:27:06.327
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Hello,

I'm back, this has happened to me before (sometime last year) and a member of Tech Support told me to purchase a new power supply because I had a 300W PSU. He also recommended a new hard drive because it might of been damaged. Now 8 months or so I had enough and reformatted more than 3 times. I got random freezes last week and finally BSOD yesterday. It said something about a new hardware device was connected and I usually get this error type when I try Windows 7 start up repair because it does freeze on start up. I do remember I did connect my USB in yesterday to do some work. That's all I remember.


Quote:




? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? - Windows Vista
? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) - 14 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - 1-2 months.
? CPU - Intel? Core?2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
? Video Card - Palit ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
? MotherBoard - G31-M7 TE
? Power Supply - CORSAIR TX650W




I hope this problem can finally be resolved.

Original thread where the first signs occurred: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...or-422208.html


I hope a fix can be indentified like this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ng-454343.html
Where a member was able to identify the cause.

Quote:




blamesNETw5s64.sys - a component of your Intel WiFi




Thanks,
Andy.

A:BSOD and Random Freezing in Windows 7

Hi -

Please re-run the EXE file - be sure to RIGHT-click, select "Run as Administrator".

Skip step #4 as PERFMON Health Report came out fine.

Attach new zipped folder to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have reached a breaking point in my effort to diagnose my build's crashing issue and could use a fresh perspective.

The problem: My PC will randomly crash (bsod) or just freeze up (more common than crashing out-right) anywhere between initial login and about 1 hr of use. It seems the more stress I put on the machine (i.e. play games, watch videos, play music, etc.), the faster it crashes, which has led me to assume hardware failure/overheating.

What I've tried thus far: I've updated windows 7 fully (I think...), replaced the audio card, and have run several virus/malware scans with no results. Turned up the fan speed on my graphics card (operating between 60 deg and 80 deg celcius). Downloaded updated drivers for a good portion of my hardware.

My intention is to install a new graphics card (as I truly have a gut feeling that is the culprit), run some stress tests and monitor CPU temps, and finish updating drivers. Just looking for some suggestions as to what I should logically try next. I'd like to avoid having to replace components to determine if they are the problem, but am open to it if necessary. Any ideas?

(Also, I find that the only "thing" that I do that guarantees freezing is running the complete virus scan through Norton...I find this odd, but maybe it's just because it runs for a lengthy amount of time.)
 

A:Solved: Random freezing and bsod...

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