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Q: This game installer freezes my comp


This Pirate King Online installer that I recently downloaded has been giving tough time. Whenever I tried to click on it, it just hangs. I mean literally clicking. I even tried to delete it but it wouldn't let me. I use right click, the delete button, and deleting through command prompt. But it still couldn't be deleted. Any help please ?

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A: This game installer freezes my comp

hello there i dont know much about 'Pirate King Online installer' or the game itself but still i`ll try to help.
-It may be that after u click it the programs seeks a lot of resources to run and perform further actions..post ur system configuration also. And aslo try to run it again after u have closed all programs (even ur antivirus) and wait for some time..also u can open the task manager nad click on performance tab to see if ur resources are really being used up or something else is the matter.(open the task manger befor starting the game/downloader)
-maybe the program/installer u downloaded has virus/bug/trojan.
Have u seen any other un-usual activity since u downloaded it? like ur system has become slower(while ur nor running this program) or some programs dont respond as quick as they used to be if yes then ur system might have been infected.
-u can downoad a small n free utility called UNLOCKER and use it to see what is blocking u from deleting the files.
-for deleting u can also try this: open task manager-->click on processes tab-->find explorer.exe--right click--end task--yes after this everything will close so dont worry about that n make sure ur not in between of something when ur doing this as u might lose unsaved work. OK after this click on the applications tab or click on the file option-->new task--->browse for that file and see if u can delete it now..whatever happens u can get ur explorer working again by typing explorer.exe in new task n press enter or u can browse explorer.exe from the same location its located in c:\windows.

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Hi I"m Shaleen and I'm new to these forums and I've been having an ongoing problem with my computer for a while. My system info is below not sure why it's so big. Well my problem is with most MMORPGS, when I start any one up I can play from anywhere between 3 to 5 minutes and then all of a sudden my Keyboard and mouse completely stop functioning, I can hear all the sounds and i can see everyone else moving. Sometimes when the lockup happens my character is still moving but I have no control over it I remove my keyboard to see if the character will stop but it keeps running and I have no control over it, I really don't know what could be the problem and any help is greatly appreciated thanks in advance.

System Information
Machine name: HOME-M7LBMDPVQT
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 04
System Model: P6319A-ABA 750N
BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 352MB used, 896MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce FX 5200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0322&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default M... Read more

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i have win 7 ultimate x64
my comp won't stop BSOD and mentions ntoskrnl.exe+80640 as the main cause for this, the pc also freezes repeatedly, also recently it started rebootin and beeping after that.
can't find the solution im strugglin from that more than a month
the bios also behaves wierdly lately, it changed it self time and system time and also changed RAM frequency.
after turning driver verifier my comp reboot more frequently
i hope some1 can help me get to solution becauze im really lost, i added all the files required for you to help me.
thanx , mark

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I downloaded Rappelz Epic 5 full game client and Archlord Episode 3 full game client, but when I double click the .exe installer nothing happens, I have never had this problem before. Thanks for the help

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Greetings.Now I am having problem everytime that I start up my PC, this Lineage II installation keeps on popping out everytime I start my PC. It was tolerable before I have to cancel it everytime but I'm getting annoyed by it.So I check on the start-up on msconfig but notice nothing on it. I run the windows task manager and found these one running and eventually disappear when I cancel the installation pop-up. The process arePnkbstrA.exePnkbstrB.exeIts located on windows/system32I would like to ask some technical people about these one. Are these files safe to delete? I have run a combofix.exe for now... some advised me to use this one on our forum.Thanks in advance.

A:Game installer keeps on popping out

Hello ayeika and welcome to BC I am shifting this topic from the HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum as you haven't posted any logs.Who advised you to run Combofix? ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.There are not a few posts I've seen in which someone used it and their computer became an expensive doorstop. You're lucky that yours hasn't.That said, what is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?What security programs do you have installed?Orange Blossom

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i cant play a cd game on my comp and now my cd rom wont close

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why does this 3-d game keep locking up my comp? its called age of mythology. the requirements are 450 MHz 16 mb video card. my comp is 500 MHz pentium III 192 mb of RAM, and 64 mb video card.

A:3-D game locking up my comp

By "locking up" do you mean causing the whole system to freeze, and making you reboot, or just freeze the game?

I did notice your computer specs are barely making the minimum requirements of the game. The minimum requirements mean the minimum that the game will "run" on. That doesn't necesarially mean that it will run nicely.

Do you have the latest version of sound and video card drivers, as well as the required version of DirectX?

If not, try updating those.

Also, what OS are you running?



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Hi i just upgraded my laptop from vista to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and whenever i go to play a game or sometimes even watch videos my computer will freeze and crash and a few times it came up with the bsod error "Memory management" 0x000000A1 my comps spec are

Amd Turion 64x2 mobile technology
windows 7 32 bit
Nvidia geforce go 6150
and its a compaq presario v6305NR Notebook pc
1gb of ram

A:Comp keeps crashing in game

Hi -

Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...pgrade-advisor

Please follow these instructions --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Regards. . .



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ok so ill be playing CS:S or Aion lalalalala Restart thats the info so far, i would upload minidumps but i forgot how to change size in win 7

my system specs are availible.

ok so full description, ill be play aion 1-4 hours and some where in that time it will freeze or even do a full black out shut down aka POOF WTF!!!
ill be playing music and playing a game at the same time and it just stops, i know this has to be a hardware thing, bran new win 7 install on a different hard drive,
i think it may be that hard drive, or my video card since they are the oldest things in my pc and my psu

stock cooler on Phenom 1090T
same with video card

if any one can tell me how to change the minidump size in win 7 x64 ill do that and upload a minidump later // never mind it doesnt leave a mini dump oh what annoyence this is

A:Comp restarts while in game

have you checked for any error events in the Event Viewer?

sounds like there may be a compatibility issue or buggy driver. have you encountered any blue screens at all or does the system just restart every time?

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i have an nvidia 6200le.....256mb geaphic card...the problem is tht wenevr i play i game...the computer shuts down after 15 to 20 mins of play....after restarting imm...i check the gpu core temp...its at 95c...wat shud i do....

A:Comp shuts down while playin a game

wow 95 C can fry eggs, you need better case cooling or a fan for your card.

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Please HELP!!!! neither Xbox nor Linksys is of much help....

I presently have 2 comp and 1 xbox live all hooked up to a router - up until about 4 weeks ago I was able to connect to the internet with my 2 comps and xbox at the same time - now i can only get one at time on line.

>>>> The prob started after i had to unplug the Xbox from the Router - now we can no longer connect all 3 items at the same time, not even just 2 of them. It has to be one at a time or none at all.

Does any one know what might be causing the problem? Does the 2 comps and the xbox all need be on a different ip addresses? Please HELP me for Xbox Support nor Linksys Support seems to know what might be going on. Verizon (my DSL server) did mention that it seemed as though the Xbox
"might be" stealing all the bandwith - not for sure!!!!!

I await any and all HELP..... my family needs its 3 way connection back - it is killing mom - lol.


A:Networking Game/Comp Prob!

Yes, all three devices need to have unique IP addresses. Is DHCP turned on in the router?

You could always connect each device to the router and check their IP addresses. I'm not sure how to check the IP address of an Xbox but it can't be that hard.

You could alway download this to one of your PCs and install it. Do a scan of the IP range that the Linksys is ginving out (when each device is connected to the router).

It's possible that the Xbox is set to BOOTP or something else and has aquired an IP address and doesn't want to release it. If it's keeping an IP address and the router doesn't know about it the router will try to give out the same IP address which would cause problems for you.

This might come in handy as well.

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when playing rainbow six raven shield every once in a while my comp reboots for no apparent reason. i have the latest patch and it still happens.

A:comp reboots while playing game

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i need some expert help. i have never played video games on computer, but i know im gonna need a good controller. is there a good one to get that stands out above the rest? i had one before but could never get it to work. probably operator screw up.

A:Solved: game controllers for comp.

Well, it depends on what kind of games you want to play. If you want to play first-person shooters, like Half-Life, Call of Duty, etc., then you may find that the keyboard and mouse are easier, and more natural to use. If you want to play sports games, then a controller is definitely a better option. Some games just work better with a controller than others.

Anyway, for the actual controller, I have a Logitech Rumblepad 2 that I use for baseball games, and it works great for me. I've seen many people using an Xbox 360 controller for PC use, and it works great for them. I'd probably try that if I had an Xbox, but I don't, so the Logitech controller works for me.

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Whenever I play a game on my computer (online or offline game) it turns off. I'll be playing the game, then when I'm 5 minutes into the game my screen goes black, and I look at the power button, and it says the computer is off.

Can somebody tell me what it is, and how to fix it? Because I can't play games.


A:Comp turns off when playing a game. windows XP

Your system may be overheating. A comuter will auto shut off if it gets overheated. Open up your case and make sure the fans are working properly and they're not too dusty.

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Whenever I play a game on my computer (online or offline game) it turns off. I'll be playing the game, then when I'm 5 minutes into the game my screen goes black, and I look at the power button, and it says the computer is off.

Can somebody tell me what it is, and how to fix it? Because I can't play games.


A:Comp turns off when playing a game. windows XP

welcome to tsf
first go to power options in your control panel and make sure the hard disk never turns off..

then try running the game with the access side off of the computer and a floor fan blowing in

lastly run memtest --1 stick at a time---[ long process ] do it overnight

post back

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Hi all
I was installing a game but had some trouble. I had a 2 large powerpoint files and a large word file open at the time and was trying to do some work while the installer did its buisness but it was to much for my computer to handle i guess. My computer froze and I had to restart without the install finnishing. When I restarted my computer I tried to reinstall the program however now every time i open the installer, the installer freezes right away and I have to "end now" from task manager. I tried restoring my computer to before the first install but it didn't work. Just in case that was not too clear, my first install did not complete because i had to restart my computer. Now the installer freezes as soon as I pick my language.

Any help is appreciated

A:installer freezes

probably need to locate where the installer stored temp files..maybe created a folder for the game and after locating, go delete all data or files associated with that game and try the installer again ....

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I use Windows 7 primarily. I tried installing Mafia - The City of lost Heaven but the "MafiaSetup.exe" does not open. When i double-click the windows mouse pointer circle just appears for a moment and then nothing happens. Same thing happens for GTA 4 as well. Many other Games work flawlessly like Wheelman or Prince of Persia series or even GTA San Andreas. But these two games do not work (only these two dont work so far. but i suspect many may fall in this category). I tried the same DVDs of the games in my friends' PCs and they worked perfectly. So the prob is not wid the DVDs, of which am 100% sure.

I tried re-installing win7 assuming that would solve the prob but the same thing happened in the fresh new installation (i did NOT import settings or anything). Then i tried installing XP and when i opened MafiaSetup.exe it just opened for a second like a "black rectangle" maximized the window and then quit. GTA 4 dint open at all. I donno wats causing this coz its common across all OSs.

Can something in BIOS cause this?? Or where can the prob possibly be. I am lost!!!

There is yet another thing. My PC got a virus a few months back. It was just something that caused google to not work properly. Then i downloaded a fix for it from the internet (a freeware program) and it fixed it. There were no traces of the prob after that. I feel that virus (or malware or watever) is now done wid and this most probably has nothing to do wid it. I dont remember the ... Read more

A:Unable to open certain Video Game Installer (.exe) files in any Windows OS

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I've recently found the amazing game Magic Carpet, by Bullfrog Entertainment (now taken over by EA), which I used to play on my Compaq Presario 1500 back when Windows 95 had just come out... a DOS game.

The game runs, excepting sound, but it runs MUCH faster than it's supposed to... characters are flitting around near the speed of light and it's impossible to navigate my character.

I've tried CPUKiller... at low levels it didn't help and at mid to high levels it made the rest of my computer crawl but only resulted in the game skipping and lagging, which I'd guess was a struggling framerate?

I'm not sure what to do. I have noticed that F1 through F10 alter some things in the game, and I can toggle between a normal speed, fast, and super fast, which doesn't help when "normal" is a blistering speed. I tried running a hex editor to possibly alter this speed value to my advantage (I'm not sure if that was the right thing to do). It seems like running anything with the game results in low virtual memory and lags out my system.

Here's the [Magic Carpet Demo Download]
And here's the Patch, two files which replace the two found in the Levels folder (in case you solve my problem and want to enjoy the game for yourself)

Any ideas?

A:Problems running unearthed old game favorite on new comp

Thats the problem with running it in Windows XP & unfortunately, it can't be fixed. You're better of trying to run in it Windows 98 or 95 if u still have them. I have Windows 98 installed as a backup OS on a second partition on my hard disk. I play this old DOS game called Return to Zork from time to time. I too tried CPU Killer but no use. I ran it in Windows 98 instead, and it ran perfectly.

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I really don't understand whats going on i load into a game any game and then after about 5-10minutes my computer just shuts off without warning and then i boot it back up fine.

A:I load up a game play for about 5-10minutes the comp shuts off.

Hi mate,
First of all, maybe your processor is overheating because you have loads of dust inside the case and on heatsink...
Open the case and clean it from dust with vacuum cleaner or with compressed air...
Also check your PSU, if it is older than 1,5 - 2 years, you should try to clean it from dust too... Maybe PSU could not hold and it turns off... Touch the case near PSU after 5-10 min of playing games and check if it is warm... Also check if cooler in PSU is spinning and taking out hot air...
Let us know what you did...
Hope this will help you mate...

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First, hello to everyone,
I'm new in this forum and I'm looking for some help.

Recently my computer crashed and it could not restart the system (Windows XP Media Edition SP3) anymore, first it said the ntldr file was missing, so I decided to avoid the mess and reinstall the whole system since my working files are safe in another drive.

The big problem is that for some reason the Windows XP SP3 installer always freezes when it reads that there are 34 minutes left to finish the installation and while there is a progress bar that reads something like "Installing devices". I tried several times, I tried after re-formatting the entire disk and I tried with both Windows XP Pro SP3 and Windows XP Media Edition SP3 and it always freezes at that stage.

I'd like to know what is causing this problem as I have installed XP SP3 several times before with no incidents and how this issue can be fixed.

My computer is a 3 year old Intel Pentium 4, 768MB RAM 2.4Ghz with an Intel D848PMB Motherboard.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.

Carlos R.

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my computer keeps freezing and i dont no wat to do. it might be the heat of the room (90 degrees).

someone plz help!


A:my comp freezes

Please don't make duplicate threads.

I have replied to your original here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2726602#post2726602

Stick to that thread only.

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i need help!! when i try and download a torrent, my computer will freze and i'll have to reboot. But i found a way to fix the problem, i have 2 x 2gb of ram and if i remove a stick it seems to work and not crash, i've tried removing the other one to see if ones faulty and the other one works too by itself. So only if i have 4gb of ram in my comp it seems to crash my computer when i download torrents. Any help to solve this?

A:comp freezes

Sorry, but this website has Rules that prevent us from any assistance with using Torrent programs. Doesn't matter what the use is- we do not provide assistance with USING any Torrent programs or files. I will have to close your thread.

I have no idea how this would connected to the RAM modules being used in the computer. Perhaps you have a hardware issue.

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I just built a new comp but windows keeps freezing on me. Hard drive is partitioned into two drives, 20gb and 60gb. Running winxp. What happens is that i play a game like jedi knight ii and a couple of minutes after i'm out of the game, the comp freezes and if i push buttons, the comp makes beeping noises and reboots by itself. When i boot back up, windows gives me and error asking if i want to send to microsoft. lately it has stop giving me that error. If i don't play a game and just chat, it seems to do the same thing after an hour or so, maybe less. I really have no clue if its a software problem or hardware. If anyone could help me out, i'd appreciate it. Thanx in advance

p4 1.6
gigabyte 8srx mobo
256mb crucial ddr
80gb ibm deskstar
40x burner
16x dvd drive
sound blaster live

A:comp freezes

is the fan or fans on the processor turning
does it always happen after it has been on awhile
sounds like it could be a heat problem

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well somethimes when i click on a picture the poiture dosent come up it keeps saying generating preview for a long time and nothing shows up. also somethimes when i click the local disk D it kinda freezes and i can close the window and i have to close it with windows task manager and end task. i was refered here by a friend please help me out thanks. hres my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:20 AM, on 8/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
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A:my comp freezes!!

Before any work can be done on this machine, there is something that requires your immediate intervention.

This machine is messed up pretty badly because you have several anti-virus programs (AVG & Symantec) on your machine. That's not a good idea!!

Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & produces undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallPost a fresh HJT log when you have completed the above

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I have an 4 yr old hp with a 2100+ athlon processor i am unsure of the rest of the setup cuz im at work however ne help u could give could give with lack of info. ive tried the power supply it is not it power but light is on but light below it is orange blinks and goes off when comp freezes stops loading at desktop and wont completely boot in safe mode or work with prior working point

A:comp freezes

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Working on my friends comp, HP Pavilion p6112p running Vista home Premium 64 bit.

It freezes when going online and or when I plug in the internet cable.

I have run MSE and it found 3 things. I did this a couple of nights ago and don't remember exactly what they were but think it was PowerRegShed.exe that I quaranteened and it got rid of the other 2, yaboncy or something like that.

I have also run Malwarebytes, a2, and Superantispyware. Spywareblaster was enabled also.

Now every scan comes back clean but it still locks up. I don't have access to a install/boot disk.

I did the DDS scan in safe mode. Not sure what mode was needed. I noticed Norton in the results. Thought I had that all gone back when she bought the comp?

Thanks in advance for all help!

Here are the results,

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 MINIMAL
Run by Chad's new toy at 18:51:26.57 on Wed 04/21/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.8181.7302 [GMT -4:00]

SP: ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware *enabled* (Outdated) {F245A209-1085-48B4-B927-35D56015EC60}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

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A:Comp freezes

Disregard, I did a re-install

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boot it up and you have maybey 10-15 min b4 it freezes. whatever as on the screen stays static. I dont know what this is, so I came to "Am I infected".
Windows 7 amd 64 bit

A:my comp freezes.

sorry, it seems li8ke I should write more, but there isnt anything else to say. started happening and I stopped using my comp b/c I was out of town.

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in 40 min or less. they think its not a bug...

ESet can be a long scan but I know feel Malware s not your issue.'' I think you should re- ask this in the Win7 forum up top and let them look for other issues.
Mention we feel it's clean you can post tis link to here so you do not get sent back.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511577/my-comp-freezes/#entry3188799

I dont know why but t lasts longer in Safe Mode...
the screen freezes and no inputs work.

A:My comp just freezes...

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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

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

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

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I just got a p4 2.4ghz processor, a new motherboard, video card, 512mb of ddr ram, and case. Im using my old harddrive, sound card, cd/dvd rom and floppy.

I tried using my old OS, didnt work. So Im trying to install Windows XP(home edition) fresh. Problem is my comp keeps freezing up during windows setup while its loading. And its always at a different point. Sometimes it tricks me and goes for a bit, other times it freezes right away. I'm wondering if its my memory maybe? Or perhaps itssomething else.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated. And if I have to run a test on my memory, which Ive never done before, how would i go about doing this (this is the only comp i have that can use DDR ram)

Thanks in advance

A:New Comp freezes up, need help

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recently my comp seems to be always freezing up. i cant click anything w/ my mouse, and i have to do a hard reboot. then, sometimes the comp won't even boot into windows xp, and i have to reboot again, and again, and sometimes i have to turn it off, then turn it back on a while later.

i find that it happens especially (but not limited to) RAR and ZIP files.

any help appreciated, thxs!

A:Comp Freezes

Use the pinned topic Slow Computer? to sort outFurthermore hereunder some more tips :Please follow these steps : ? Defrag your system. Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when a file is opened. Disk Defragmenter consolidates fragmented files and folders on the hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. This speeds up reading and writing to the disk. Read "The Importance of Disk Defragmentation" for instructions.? Check for disk errors by running CHKDSK. CHKDSK can be run from the Recovery Console, the command prompt or through the Windows GUI.To run chkdsk from the Win XP GUI see these instructions.To run chkdsk from the command prompt see these instructions.To run chkdsk from the Recovery Console see these instructions.The problem with running CHKDSK from Win XP is that it will not check files that are being used by Windows. Using chkdsk in the Recovery Console with the /r switch is a way to resolve this.? Check for damaged, altered or missing critical system files by running the System File Checker. If SFC discovers that a protected file has been damaged, altered or missing, it restores the correct version of the file from the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run sfc and it may ask you to insert your XP Installation CD so have it available.? Clean up your hard drive by removing unused programs an... Read more

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I've had this really annoying problem of my computer beginning to freeze unexpectedly after using it for a short period of time. I don't have alotta PC knowledge unfortunately. There is also like a squeaking noise coming from it periodically, the light that comes on accompanied by the computer actively doing something also flashes when the squeaking noise happens.

The freezing issue is a lot more aggeravating as i play online games (such as Cod4 etc) and it makes the game unplayable after just a short period of play. I also get slowdown that ISN'T lag related, I'm sure of that.

Cant remember the name of my motherboard but the rest of my rig is: Pentium 4 Processor (Intel Inside), 2 gigs of RAM, around 200gb of memory and, in case this is useful, Radeon x800 PRO/GTO. I use the free AVG anti-virus program which i recently installed (as Norton 360 wasn't letting me do ANYTHING, even with reduced safety settings. The problem was there before the installation of AVG however. Any help would be great, thank you in advance.

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I've want to play Silkroad again since i've played it half a year ago but i lost my password and i lost my secret answer of my secret question to recover the password.

could i search de password in my computers registry and if yes how?



A:game password forgotten find back in comp. registry

If it is in the registry, then you may be able to find it using this procedure:

1. Click on start->run and type regedit in the box.
2. In the registry editor, click on edit->find and put in the name of the game or its manufacturer (I don't know how this game stored its information in the registry, so you might have to search on multiple terms before you find the information you are seeking).
3. Hit F3 to go to successive matches of the search term if the current match is not what you are looking for.

I have no idea what the license would look like and whether you would be able to recognize it or the keys corresponding to it, so good luck.

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Okay so here is the deal. Randomly during installation, my computer will freeze. I've seen it happen during "expanding files," to it happening before I can select hard drives, to it even happening after the 1st restart.

So first, here are my computer specs:

DFI LanParty DK 790FX Motherboard (socket AM2 motherboard.)
6 GB of Mushkin Enhanced blackline DDR2 RAM
AMD Althon 64 X2- 3 Ghz
MSI Cydlone (Nvidia 460 GTX)
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB hard drive (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache) (SATA 1)
Western Digital Raptor 72 GB hard drive (10k rpm, not sure of cache) (SATA 2)
LG SuperMulti DL DVD R/RW/LightScribe (SATA 3)

Now, I've done multiple things: I've tried dropping down to 1 Ram stick to leave me with 2 GB, I've tried using a friend's known to be good RAM stick, Have all USB devices unplugged and went to a PS/2 Keyboard (still use a PS/2 mouse), Unplugged my Ethernet cord, and have even tried installing to the raptor windows 7. I've also tried a burned copy of Windows 7.

BTW, I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate.

If you need anything else let me know!


A:During installation, at various points, installer freezes.


Just tried using only the one hard drive. No go still.

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When I was trying to update my ATI products the installer has randomly froze and now the progress bar does'nt even progress and it now only says "currently installing ATI Catalyst install manager" and it's been doing this for a day now and I've tried cancling it but it just says "Please wait for the current process to finish"
What do I do now?
If I don't do something maybe my computer is going to get ruined

A:Ati Catalyst installer randomly freezes

The only thing I can imagine is that your security software or UAC decided to block the process and is waiting for your input.
Restarting will stop it, but it will more than likely ruin your graphics software installation at the same time.

You'll more than likely need to scrub it and reinstall.
Here's a tool for scrubbing graphics drivers.
Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

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I read the other thread with computer freezing problems, and it's not related.

The problem is the following:

On April 27, my computer installed a windows update which I didn't notice. I turned on my computer and after 5 minutes of it being turned on, it froze.

I tried to system restore and noticed there was a windows update, so I tried to restore to a point before the windows update, but it didn't let me. Once in the screen with my background and all that, it freezes after 5-10 minutes of being turned on. It freezes even faster when either my msn or firefox is running.

On a side note: Most of the times when I install a windows update, something happens.
For example, Windows Vista Package 2 Update. I updated my computer, and before it started up, it stopped loading the screen where I input my password, a black screen appeared. But this one could be solved with system restore.

As I mentioned above, system restore is not helping this time. I already backuped my main files, in case the solution is to format it to its factory shipped state.

In case that's the solution, I have lost my discs.. How do I format it back without the discs?

Any help on what to do is appreciated.

A:My comp randomly freezes.. please help

I'm not sure what update it might be; the latest one on my Vista Home Premium 32-bit is dated April 14.

At any rate, have you tried uninstalling it in Control Panel > Programs and Features (View Installed Updates)?


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After recently purchasing my HP Pavilion Desktop a1006n, I used it for a month and loaded quite a bit of files and progs onto it.
It worked quite well until recently i discovered a strange occurance on the comp.
Upon shutting down the comp, when it enters the login screen and stated that Windows Is Shutting Down, it freezes right there and i couldn't reboot the comp but was forced to use the power button to turn it off.
I couldn't find a definate solution to the problem on the internet and so i was wondering if u can help me?


A:Comp Freezes When Shutting Down

I see this sometimes when XP comes out of Hibernation and then you try to shut down. Do you use Hibernation or Stand-by ?

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Hail all. My comp keeps on slowing down and freezing at random times, but mostly after being around 10-30 mins at desktop. Been using this rig for around 6 months now and this only started happening now.


System Information
Time of this report: 6/2/2009, 11:10:22
Machine name: GRISHAM-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: XFX79U
System Model: XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel? Core?2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 625MB used, 3690MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: The file nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (... Read more

A:Comp slows down and then freezes

I tried reinstalling Vista and Updated the SP1. Now when the comp starts it just stays at the windows loading screen (With the green bar).

Only reason I am here now is because I have another PC in the living room. Ack! I really don't know what to do.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:18:03 AM, on 7/2/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KHALMNPR.EXEC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NvMixerTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\dcomcfg.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\atmclk.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Brandon.BRANDON-F63A3WW\Desktop\Skins\HijackThis.... Read more

A:Comp Freezes Often Help If U Dare!

REALLY?!!! THANKS!! I loved when bf2 exits and the comp restarts 15 times before I can load up the desktop. I guess i should jus*Pop up* just wait till the comp is no longer able to go onto forums for help.
lol doesn't matter tho. jk lol
help me please.

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BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 0000000D BCP2 : 00000000
BCP3 : 00000000 BCP4 : 00000000

It's very annoying. I've checked the RAM, updated drivers and checked to see if my BIOS is up to date and they all check out. It could still be faulty RAM but i'm not sure. I think it has to do with my video card driver, it started happening after I updated the drivers for it.

Any help would be appreciated, thx.

A:Comp freezes and gets BSOD

your graphics drivers are incorrect or not up to date and /or your BIOS is not the latest or set right for your graphics card.

ATI cards are known to be flakey. Update your drivers.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 584792 MB, Free - 486980 MB; D: Total - 21422 MB, Free - 2271 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1104 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1695
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:comp slow, freezes sometimes.


please open the task manager:
Alt+Ctrl+Delete > Open Task Manager

click on the "Processes" tab and tick the "Show processes from all users" box. Take a screenshot of what you are seeing and attach it to your next post.

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I just bought a new monitor, keyboard, and mouse and set up a workstation for my laptop. But now my computer will randomly completely freeze, and i will have to restart manually. Here is the HJTlog...it seems different:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:15:49 PM, on 11/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
D:\Program Files\RAM Defragmenter\FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messe... Read more

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I have Windows XP Home Edition, one day I came home and my roomie used my comp to stream vids from Havenvid and my Skype was disconnected and my internet did not work. I have avast but it's showing alot of false positives (I heard that the update before the last caused this) I can't run Malwarebytes or install anything new to try to delete it. I ran msconfig and these are the results

(blank entry after this) location is HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
Comcast Antispy

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Comp freezes after startup

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


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

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

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

Use a USB stick to transfer tools to the machine if necessary.

You might download and run the following tool to help allow the required scanners to run. (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com)
There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.


Once the tool has run, do NOT reboot the machine, and then try once again to run DDS and GMER and post their logs in... Read more

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My computor freezes up at start up. Sometimes it takes 4 or 5 reboots to get to the "Windows" startup screen. Every now and then I get "Disc Read Error" and it says to reboot. It started out as just freezing up during web surfing or reading email (not spam) or just when I tried to open something from the toolbar. Then I would reboot and go through the motions again. I ran all sorts of anti virus and spyware tools which seemed to help at the time but it lasted maybe a day. Is this possibly a hardware issue? Video card? I had to replace the motherboard and video card in the past. It seems to be intermittant because the crap bucket is working now.....

A:Comp Freezes At Startup

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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My PC is doing the strangest thing lately. It randomly freezes (often lately), with no BSOD's or anything of the sort. Mouse becomes unresponsive, nothing works at all (Task Manager, etc). I re-installed Vista in hopes that that would solve the problem, but even in my clean install it still occurs. This is leading me to believe that there is some sort of physical hardware problem. What could it be? Graphics card? Air supply/ventilation? Power supply?

Thanks in advance!

A:Comp Randomly Freezes

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Ok, I'm about to have a nervous breakdown if I can't get a fix to this. I hope somebody can help.

In November, my video card caught fire, destroying my mboard and PSU. I got a new mboard (ASUS A7N266-VM, nForce chipset, not sure which one), and waited for my replacement card to come while using on board video. Well, after a couple months, I finally got the card, and the comp hasn't worked right since. I've replaced, the RAM, PSU, CPU, gotten another replacement card, tried blowing a fan through the thing, reinstalled windows and all video drivers, but nothing can seem to make it better. On the contrary, every time I replace something, it gets worse.

Description of problem: Every time I try something with advanced 3D graphics, Pretty much any 3D game made after about late '99, it will freeze or just restart after a while. It doesn't give me an error, it just does one of three things: 1. Turns screen black and loops sound 2. Freezes display and loops sound 3. Restarts. It started out ranging from about 5 minutes to 6 hours, but now I'm lucky if I get 5 minutes.


40 GB Maxtor HD
Windows XP Home (updated today)
PNY Verto GeForce 4 Ti 4200 64 RAM
SB Live! 5.1
board mentioned above
1800 MHz AMD Processor

A:Comp freezes when doing anything cool

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I don't know if this is a Firefox 3.5 issue or a Vista issue.

Almost every time I download anything, my computer freezes up at the end of the download and anything that is running stops responding. I am also unable to end task and I either have to log off or hold down the power button to power off.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1520 and it otherwise runs great and is squeaky clean as far as clutter, running programs, and things of that nature.

Any ideas? Is it Firefox or Vista?

A:Comp freezes at end of downloads

Have you tried doing the same thing with IE, Opera? Should help to isolate the issue.

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