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Completely Random Hangups / Freezes

Q: Completely Random Hangups / Freezes

For a week now, my computer has been locking up, freezing, hanging, whatever you want to call it, at completely random times. Sometimes I am using it, sometimes it's been sitting idle for an hour or more.

I reinstalled Windows on a fresh hard drive and recovered my pictures, documents, and music from a backup and still have the same problem.

I pulled out all the RAM and reseated it, and ran Memtest86+, which it passed with flying colors.

I was cooling the CPU with a Corsair H50, and the intercooler was full of dust. I removed it and replaced it with a regular heatsink (yes, I applied thermal compound). The CPU is now running around 40 C.

Any help that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

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A: Completely Random Hangups / Freezes

How old the system is? Is it still in warranty? If so, contract the vendors.

Otherwise, break it all in parts, clean all the dust, moisture, and set the system up again.

Earlier I used to use an ASUS based system, and it was very frequent for me a time.

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Ever since I got this new computer, it freezes up at random. Everything just stops: mouse pointer doesn't move anymore, video freezes,.. it's like I made a screenshot and am viewing it in fullscreen..

The first crash I can remember is when I was installing World of Warcraft, I didn't think much of it at that time. Currently, these crashes happen more often and what annoys me the most, at completely irregular times. They have happened to me when I:

- Started up my system and I got to the desktop
- Started up my system and left it idle for a few minutes
- Was browsing the web using Opera
- Was editing video using Sony Vegas (Crashes seem to happen a lot while using this program, but they are still irregular)
- Chatting with friends on Xfire
- Starting up WoW
- Been playing WoW for a few hours
- ..

I don't get a warning or anything, my computer can be running smooth and just lock up 2 secs later. Something that also is worth mentioning, is the fact that sometimes I hear a weird sound coming from my speakers when it happens, this may be caused by the fact that it freezes while playing some sort of media file, I'm not sure. It doesn't happen all the time tho.

I don't seem to find anything in even log tho I'm not an expert in that area.
I don't get any type of error message whatsoever, which made it hard for me to look for a solution. usually I figure this stuff out based on error codes and stuff but no luck now.

I looked around on this forum a bit but no fr... Read more

A:W764b - Completely random freezes

Hi and welcome to seven forums!!

Please enter event viewer in your search barenterapplication logs and look for critical errors... take a screenshot with your snipping tool and post the screenshot to your next post....

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

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

A:Computer freezes at completely random times.

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

Run Memtest to check if there is anything wrong with any of the ram sticks

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

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

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Recently, I've been having very random program freezes (Firefox will lock up, then maybe Steam), and I have to wait a couple minutes for everything to "settle down". If I'm on a Skype call, the call will usually disconnect and sometimes Skype will crash claiming a disk i/o error.

Sometimes I have to restart my computer my computer, either using the windows option or forcefully with the power button, and often a lot of error message will pop up before it restarts. And every so often when these freezes happen/restarts, I will BSOD.

I'm wondering if a full hard drive replacement and reinstalling windows will fix this issue (since I've been planning to do that anyways), but I'm also wondering if it isn't my hard drives but another issues?

Thanks for your help!

A:Completely random freezes, lockups, and BSOD's

Also in some games like League of Legends and Counterstrike : GO, I will randomly crash to a black screen/stuttering on one frame and either the game will crash and require a restart or I will have to wait a little for it to recover from the crash.

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Please help me.....
I just built a new computer:

CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case
Corsair TX Series 950w PSU
Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition Processor
ASUS P6T Deluxe v2 MotherBoard
OCZ Gold PC3 12800 DDR3 SDRAM 12Gb
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896 Mb x 2
Western Digital 320 Gb SATA HDD x2 in RAID 1
Western Digital 1Tb SATA HDD x2 in RAID 1
WIN7 ULT. 64-bit OEM

The problem is that I can't get windows 7 to install when I try to do so the sytem hangs randomly. It will go through post and all fine but when it starts the install process it will hang at one point or another. I have tried using 1 stick of memory, 1 video card, and one DVD player with the minimal settings on the motherboard and it still hangs. I've tried installing it with a usb drive with no luck. I even tried to boot up with a live CD (Back Track, Knoppix, Ubuntu, etc.) and it won't even boot that; the sytem hangs. I tried to install windows XP and even windows 2000 but still have the same problem.
I've tried replacing the motherboard and the video cards and still have the hangup issue; the sytem freezes completely. Can anyone out there help me resolve this issue?

A:Win 7 random hangups

Try removing the RAID and use SATA controller only.

Win7 seems allergic to RAID.

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Im not sure if anyone plays Return to castle wolfenstein but I am frequenly experiencing a problem with the MP version. I will be playing and then the game will freeze and all i get is the frame im in and a short bit of sound repeating. I cant get out f it any way but the power button. I also notice a strange thing when i tried to move the mouse. The windows cursor would appear sporadically as i moved it. This normally was near center. I have reinstalled it two times and am getting the same result.

Im running on

PIII 800
256MB Ram
40G hd
Nvidia 256 64mb with detonator xp drivers
and am on dsl

Any suggetions would help

A:Frequent RCTW Hangups/Freezes


Lets try a general cleanup first

Go to Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content. Also, clear the History.

Content tab, under AutoComplete, clear Forms and Passwords.

Advanced tab, under Browsing, look for Enable Insta on Demand. Untick.
Under Security, look for Empty Tempory Internet... Tick.
Apply and OK

Go to Find Files and type in cookie. When found, open the folder, and delete all the cookies found. You won't be able to delete the .dat file found.

For this, go here and get the Spider:


Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Also, go here and download AddAware


Download and run, ensuring that Deep Registry scan is enabled. Remove all except any references to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.

Also, whilst you're there, download and install RefUpdate to get the latest updates. Just click Connect.



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To start off, my computer randomly freezes. A few months ago my hard drive failed and I got a new one; i thought the problem was solved. But, since I've had this new hard drive, the problem still persists. My freezes make my computer screen look slightly tweaked with little blue lines next to text/linear objects and my speakers emit a high pitched squeak every second or so. I tried re-evaluating my Virtual Memory, and that seemed to work for a few days, but to my dismay, it started doing it again.
I changed my browser.cache.disk.capacity to 16384
I also made my virtual memory's initial and max size much smaller (100MB)
I guess I will just give the basics of my computer too, just in case:
2.19 GHz processor
2.93 GB of RAM
here's a picture of my task manager, because based on what I've seen, memory usage should be lower than Virtual Memory size...but sadly, mine isn't like that

A:Random Hangups of my System

go to the downloads section of the site, and download memtest, have it run and check your memory, if that passes, then download the trial burnin diagnostic tool, also found in the downloads section, that will test most of your hardware for any type of failure...

its possible it's a processor failure though... definiately test the computer though...

If you can't figure it out, just take it to your local geeksquad for a diagnostic, they will test it untill they figure out the problem.

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A few weeks ago, this laptop started showing strange errors. It started with odd service errors which at this point I do not remember. The telling sign something was wrong is when IE7 starting acting up. When using any search engine, while you get results, when clicked the page is directed all over the place. Completely at random. Whats strange is the pages are not what I would expect, some are legit sites I have visited before, CNET.com for example. Also, Firefox had been removed a while back, and I tried to reinstall it, however that is when I noticed that download links are not visible....anywhere. The button on the mozilla site is missing, I even had to transfer all the cleaning files from this site to that computer via flash drive. I have run through all the cleaning methods stated here and at another less helpful site, plus some others that I could think of. The laptop is using ESET Smart Security, it is up to date, and shows no issues.HJT LOG:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:28:39 AM, on 9/23/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Ie7 Hijacked, Random Hangups

Hello Soloratov,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these places:http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.htmlhttp://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exeDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. * Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. * The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) * The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. * Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.Thanks,tea

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Hey all, new member here!

I've recently built a new computer (Mostly, anyways) and now I'm experiencing random hang up problems. I've noticed it twice specifically after playing a game, and it will go for half a minute. One application will stop responding, I'll click on another and then it will eventually stop responding, etc. Until all of my applications have stopped responding except for the mouse. Once the episode is over, all of the actions I executed while in hangup mode start to execute (mighty fast I might say).

This hang up is annoying and I want to find out what may be causing it while I can still return a part if it's bad. I've had no BSOD and no instant-restarts. The computer resumes absolutely normal behavior once the hangup is complete, and it doesn't happen all that frequently.

Stats to my computer are in my profile, but the new pieces I got were:

FX-6300 CPU
530W PSU
NZXT Tempest 210 case
GSkill 1866 4GB x 2 RAM

Please help me out, and I'll also attach the SF Diagnostic tool results.

A:Random Hangups range in length

Anyone have any clues? Can't find anything online.

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I've had quite some problems with BSODs in the past, and I never got to fix them. I recently bought a new computer, but to my great horror, I've run into new problems.

Before I go on, these are my system specifications:
CPU: Q6600
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R
RAM: Corsair Dominator PC8500 (2x1gb)
PSU: Corsair 550W
HD: Seagate 500gb

The crashes don't really happen with any pattern, so you can consider them random. I usually experience them in games, though.

I have a major suspect myself, which is my network card. Because, if pull the network cable or the router is shut off while the computer is running, it will freeze completely until the cable is plugged back in.
Additionally, a couple of my latest crashes pointed at NDIS.sys, which seems to be a network driver.

However, I've also had crashes pointing at other files. When I ran the built-in driver verification tool, I had a BSOD as soon as I tried to play a sound - pointing at avgtdix.sys and being a DRIVER_VERIFIER_IO_VIOLATION_TYPE: 224.
Then I've had some crashes pointing at ntoskrnl.exe, and one at win32k.sys.

Just today I had a system hangup while playing a game. Everything froze and the sound looped kept looping until I shut it off. I didn't get a minidump from that.

It might also be worth mentioning that before I updated my BIOS version from 1.0, I got a lot of Memtest errors. When I upgraded, I got zero.

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A:Random system crashes and hangups

take out the network card, NDIS and the DRIVER fault could be an issue.
That may address it.

The NTOSKRNL and WIN32, have you tried a fresh XP install, if not recovering these files from the orig. XP disc?

Also are you actually running AVG virus scanner?
avgtdix.sys is AVG network watcher (again back to network) and is being unloaded without requesting to shutdown, so that may be your avgtdix.sys error..try uninstalling AVG and reinstalling...also ty your network card

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Hello, I have had my computer for around 4 years now and it has been the best computer I could ever ask for. Recently, I reformatted it to give it a fresh start and have noticed a strange issue now that I feel is linked to my graphics card but have no idea how to fix it.

During youtube videos or games, every few minutes their will be a momentary "hangup" in which the screen freezes and repeats whatever sound was played at the exact moment it froze. This only happens for maybe a half of a second, but has begun to bother me quite a lot. Does anyone have any insight to this problem? I have tried installing the drivers for my graphics card from both NVidia.com and the disk that came with my card when I bought it.

I am running a GeForce 9500GT

EDIT: I reboot my computer and noticed the sound bug/freeze on the windows login chime. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

A:Random Hangups During Games or Videos

Hi Shadoninja,

In addition to the videocard, please post your other computer specs. Does the screen hangup on you on every video watch or game you play?

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My new laptop with vista has been sort of "freezing" at random times recently. When I click on something (i.e. a link, the minimize button, start menu, or whatever) the system will stop responding for about 30-45 seconds. The title of whatever program is running will change to show "not responding", and the mouse still moves around and I can click on stuff but nothing will happen until the hangup stops. Then it will catch up with whatever I did.

It's an HP tx2150us tablet, here are the main specs:
AMD Turion X2, 2.1GHz
250 GB HD
3 GB ram
ATI radeon hd 3200 graphics (i figured this would be the weakest part but it should still be able to handle solitare and basic browsing )
Vista 32-bit home premium

Here's the thing: I've only had this computer for a week and it is practically brand new. All I've done is uninstalled most of the trial stuff it came with and installed iTunes, office 2007, and firefox (with adblock plus and noscript). I don't think any of these would cause an issue. I also got the latest updates and all but other than that this thing is mint. It happens with both aero and the classic theme if that matters.

If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it; this is starting to get on my nerves .


edit: Also, I did run a scan with the NIS 2008 trial that the pc came with, and it came back clean, so I don't think it is a malware issue. I'll be replacing NIS soon with something better.

A:Solved: New PC w/ vista, random lagging and hangups

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Windows 7
- x64
- originally installed OS
- retail version from Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance
- first os installation (no re-install, so far thinking to do so)

My system is just about a month old and I experience random bsod or hangups, it can occur after 3 days without problems. I have done memtest for about 7 passes but there are no errors, also performed vidmemtest and no errors. I have performed driver verifier and there are 2 recent bsods which points out at Caused by driver address: ntoskrnl.exe+7cc80 as seen in blue screen view, other past dump files also say it is due to atikmdag.sys, hal.dll

A:BSOD and random hangups while watching videos, gaming, browsing

Here are the dump files, the last two where from performing driver verifier.

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

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

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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I purchased a Dell XPS 8900 Desktop recently with Windows 7 Professional OP System pre loaded. The first thing I did was to make a list of the list of all system components, the date and version of each. Next I went to Dell's Web Site, enter the computer tag number, and created a list of all Dell updates for this computer. Then I downloaded and installed all component updates except the BIOS update which was the same version however there was no date listed for it.
I have experienced hang ups and freezes from the beginning of using this computer and I continue to have the same freezes and hang ups. With the number of complaints of the same problem regardless of operating system you would think Dell Management and sales would recognize that there is a legitimate problem with this computer and assign their engineers to research the problem and issue either a recall or a fix to XPS 8900 users. I am a long time computer professional with over 45 years in the IT community. I have always trusted Dell and recommended their products to family and friends as well as contacts in the IT community and prospective buyers. Dell can either acknowledge the problem with this product and take appropriate corrective action or they can ignore the problem which will not go away but the buyers of Dell products will when the word gets out. I no longer feel comfortable buying or recommending Dell computers to or for anyone.

A:Dell XPS 8900 System Desktop Computer "freezes and hangups".

I'm an IT person as well.  I'm seriously thinking of shifting my loyalty to another brand like HP.  This is outrageous that they are basically ignoring the issue, ignoring my emails and basically saying 'oh well' in the phone calls. 

Go over to the HP forums if you think that it is any better over there.  Lenovo also has their forums. Then tell me it is all roses over "there".

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Hi guys, I bought this laptop as per description, I bought it refurbished since I wanted a cheap and light laptop to carry around.The laptop worked flawlessly for 8-9 month then suddenly it started to have problems. At the beginning it started to freeze when using it (screen freezes and that's it), I had to power it off with the power button and then restart it.After 2-3 months of this it started to refuse booting, sometimes it boot, sometimes it doesn't; all the LED are on (power and HD) but the screen is off, it doesn't even show the BIOS screen. The laptop boot about 30% of the times I try to start it, the other 70% nothing but the LED as described above, sometimes it freezes during use but again all of this is completely random, I have no idea why it happens. What I know is this:- I'm pretty sure it's not the LCD panel, I tried to connect an external monitor but it's the same erratic behavior all over again- I'm pretty sure it's not the HD since I tried with a new one, same story...- According to he LENOVO user manual it can be one of these two things (in order of probability): 1 RAM Failure - 2 Motherboard failure. Well, I hope it's the RAM of course (because it's 30 Euros and easy to change), if it's the MB I can pretty much kiss it goodbye because it would be cheaper to buy an other one than buying the MB.Now it has been working for two hours running Memtest86+ to test the RAM, I'm already at the second pass but it detected no errors: "Pass com... Read more

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Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2

Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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Hello, I'm currently running windows XP 64 bit and until recently, I have had absolutely no problems with my internet connection.
I have a wireless router that the cable company provided me with but it seems that when I go to certain areas in World of Warcraft, my internet will spaz out and sky rocket to 8000 latency or so before disconnecting me for at least 10 mins at a time. When I am able to get back on after its freak out, I still have around 2k latency and it will steadily go back down. It also disconnects all the other computers in the house including the wireless and the other desktop in the other room that is sitting idly. The cable company has sent out technicians several times to try to figure out what's wrong with it but by the time they get out here (3-7 days after I call and complain) there are no problems while the tech is here so it's "Impossible for us to diagnose the problem". We've tried rewiring the house and changing out the modem, but nothing seems to work, those two just simply made it so when it does occur, my down time is a few mins shorter.

Any ideas as to why it would freak out like this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Also, the game is up to date with patches and what not and it isn't downloading any content while I am playing so that isn't the reason for the disconnects.

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recently my computer has been freezing up whenever I use a fullscreen application for about 30 minutes. In attempt to fix this I tried running scan disk, with no improvement, also I ran Decker to try to clean up my quite messy temp files.

Anyhow here's my Hijacklog, I hope you can help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:16:37, on 2007-06-12
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\Program\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Freezes Completely

Nvm The problem has been fixed, please delete this thread.

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Hi, first off sorry if this is in the wrong section.

My computer has been freezing for a good month now and I am completely lost with what to do. I can be doing anything and it will randomly freeze locking up my whole system forcing me to hard restart. When it does freeze the fans and everything look like they're running normal. It used to just be when I would idle and game but now it's really only frequent in games such as Dota 2. What I have done so far is check the temperatures, which are all cool. I have swapped out the memory for another pair, I have tries multiple hdd's, updated bios, changed graphics cards, and formatted. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Mobo: Asus P8h61-m le series
PSU: Thermaltake 750w
GPU: Radeon 6870
RAM: Patriot 8gb division 2 1333MHz
CPU: Core i7 3.4GHz
Operating system: Win 7 x64

A:PC completely freezes over


Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

Strip down your system to run only the bare essentials: one RAM module, the CPU, motherboard, one hard disk, one graphics card (or use onboard graphics if you have it), keyboard, mouse, and one monitor. See how the system behaves. If it is stable, add one piece of hardware back at a time until you get freezes again. Take notes of what hardware you add and how the system responds to the hardware changes.

Also, check all connections and make sure all cards are properly and firmly seated in their slots. A piece of hardware may be loose within the system due to being bumped or jostled through daily use. If unsure, remove everything but the CPU and heatsink, and then replace hardware one by one by gently but firmly placing the hardware back into the system.

As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techni... Read more

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I installed Win7 Pro x64 on my PC Monday evening.
The computer is physically unchanged from when Vista Business 32bit was running on it with which it was absolutely stable.

The problem is that every 1 hour or so the system completely stops forcing me to manually reboot it. It does not give any error it just stops. No minidump is written. All diagnostics show no apparent error, the only thing Windows registers is that it was shut down incorrectly.

I updated Intel chipset drivers (This one), audio drivers from the Realtek homepage, ethernet drivers from the Realtek homepage and through Windows Update and installed the newest Nvidia drivers (191.07).

The problem occurs mostly during browsing but that might just be because I'm browsing most of the time. It happened both with Opera 10.01 and the newest Chrome. The problem began quite soon after installation before I had installed any software except for Opera (and maybe Acrobat Reader) and before I had updated any drivers.

I'm really out of ideas now
I read all the other threads about similar problems but none gave a solution that I haven't already tried (updating drivers).

Changing the Energy Management setting to High Performance let's the system run stable for a week now.

A:Win 7 Pro x64 freezes completely

Quote: Originally Posted by MDDLMN

The problem is that every 1 hour or so the system completely stops forcing me to manually reboot it.

Can you please describe this in higher detail?

Can you move the mouse at all or does that freeze too? If you leave it alone, does it come back to responsiveness after a minute or so? Any detail you can think of will help us in this situation.

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My computer is freezing completely after a while, no mouse no ctrl-alt-del, and nothing. Usually 1 hour after turn on, it'll freeze. If I restart it it'll more and more often after every restart. My CPU and Motheboard temperatures are below normal, so it's not that. If i restart it, it restarts immediately. I have already cleared my whole hard drive and re-installed my OS, the problem is still there. All the drivers and necessary software is installed. I'm running on windows Vista sp2 32 bit and using Norton Internet Security and Norton Utilities. I already cleared my registry, defragmented, and all the other things.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 4850 HD
Mother Board: Asus P5Q Pro Turbo

I've searched google, but came up with no answer so far.

P.S. My computer is about an year and a half old, it started doing this around one month or so ago.

A:Completely Freezes

maybe you can try the WIN7 OS, it is better then Vista.

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hello guys this problem started occuring a few months ago now it has gone and went away about 2 times now, each time its happened i have sys restored just to be on the safe side although i dont think its done anything. it hasnt happened at all for like 2 months and before when it happened it was just a few times

i cant Ctrl alt delete or move the mouse its a complete freeze and i have to hold down the power button on my pc.
it tends to happen when the pc is under stress whilst in a game or streaming a video, i hear all fans going

anyone know possible causes? thanks in advanced

A:My PC freezes completely

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Ok, I didn't see anything that matched my problems, so I'm posting it here.

First off

WinXP Home
HP Pavilion XL753 (old, I know)
1 Gig Ram

My computer will freeze for a full minute to two minutes, and then free up for about 5 seconds, and then freeze again. I lose all interenet connection and most programs I run crash.

Here is my HiJackThis log..any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:44:17 PM, on 7/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\FSCBoss\FSCBoss.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
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Hi, I have been searching to a solution to a mouse problem I've been having for over a week, with no luck. Basically, I have a custom built Acer, the model number for the motherboard and case is ASE380-UD421A, the processor is an AMD Athlon 64x2. So anyway, this computer was running fine for over a year running XP and latest service packs and updates, when suddenly the mouse starts to freeze. This is a basic cheap USB mouse I was using when this happened. Moving the mouse around, for just a second after a clean restart would move the pointer for about an inch and than the pointer would completely freeze, (The mouse would not function at all, so this is not just about a frozen pointer). So if I unplug the mouse from the USB and plug it right back in, it would move maybe half an inch or so and completely freeze again, over and over. I have a USB to PS/2 converter for my mouse, so this was the first fix I tried, and after a restart this seemed to work for a minute or so but than the pointer started jumping around all crazy and opening programs from the start menu. To be clear, the mouse only acted crazy when I moved it, like moving it upward would repeatedly left click and move it to the left super fast, for example. So after a few minutes of moving all crazy, the pointer would again freeze.

Googling this problem, the next step I tried was a basic system restore, I went back a few days and still had the problem, so then I restored it back over a month ago, and still had th... Read more

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My computer will completely freeze. It seems I can use any program for awhile but if i use my browser i will eventually get an odd "search" result page that is not consistent and then the computer eventually freezes. Ctrl-alt-delete, doesn't work, nothing...I have to manually reboot by turning off the power. I have run Spyware Doctor and the results are random, recently it identified several problems and threats that it categorized as high and i believe one was a trogan.pidief or something. i wish i had more detail but the problem is when i tried to fix the issues the computer froze. Now, I can't get through a full spyware doctor scan again -- it just freezes before it identifies any problems so i can't say what the exact problem was. i have also run malwarebytes' anti-malware but it does not find anything.Here is my hijackthisl log. Any help would be very much appreciated.Thanks DGLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:21:37 AM, on 10/31/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:�... Read more

A:Windows XP Pro completely freezes

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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My system is a HP Pavilion a830n with XP home edition, 2G ram, 250GB SATA hard drive, 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, ATI radeon x700 pro.


My computer will be running along fine, then with seeming randomness it will stop completely. The mouse will stop, programs stop, everything but the power button is unresponsive. If my computer is making a sound before it stops it will make a sound as though repeating the same bit of sound through the speakers in an infinite loop. The first time it happened I was playing Supreme Commander, but as it has happened repeatedly without that game running, don't know if that is relevant.

I Have already backed up all my important data and have completely reinstalled windows from a restore disk, and that didn't help, which makes me wonder whether this isn't a hardware problem. I have run windows memory diagnostic with no faults found. I have run Scandisk with out error as well.

I managed to copy the crash dump before it froze on me last time, and ran it(on a different computer) through windows debuging tool with the following result, which I haven't the know-how to decipher:

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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A:XP home Freezes up Completely

nevermind, fixed it myself

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Just completed a new build with the below components and am having a serious issue that prevents me from doing anything.

MoBo: Z390 Aorus Ultra
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900k
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16
HDD: Samsung 970 Evo SSD m.2
OS: Windows 10 Pro

If I let the computer sit and idle, nothing happens. If I move the mouse too much or turn on Netflix, it completely freezes and doesnt come back.

What I've done:
1) updated Drivers
2) cleared temp files
3) ran a memory check
4) adjusted virtual memory
5) ran a system file check
6) ran a HDD check
7) attempted to enable XMP profile, PC failed to boot
8) pulled the GPU and ran directly from the MoBo
9) tried running with only 2 RAM sticks in the A1 & B1 slots
10) pulled 600w PSU, used 750w from previous build (no change)
11) removed CPU to ensure all was seated well, cleaned up thermal paste and reapplied

I tried 1-6 based of an internet search of the issue

I tried #7 based off the bench test conducted. Bench test said the RAM was underperforming and that I should enable the XMP profile.. I enabled the preset profile and the computer gave me a failed to boot error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, please advise if you need more info, screen shots, etc.

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(the following is copied from a less tech orientated forum I use, however, is still what's happening)

Like, completely unresponsive.

I'll be doing anything and it will freeze (note: not BSOD). I originally put this down to my video card overheating (as it usually occurred whilst gaming, because of it's crappy fan), and only occurred once every so often.

However, when I moved houses first time I noticed when viewing a folder with lots of thumbnails that it froze instantly (as it was loading the thumbs). So I put it down to hard drive or RAM (not knowing where the thumbs were stored in memory [swap or physical]). So I pulled out the 256 stick I had in and played WoW on 512 for 1-2hours or so to try and get it to crash, but didn't. (WoW is painful with only 512 ram though)

I THEN put it down to the stick of ram being faulty (it was oooold). So I put in a different 256 stick, and after moving the second time, it began happening again.

(ugh god I'm confused now)

Bought a 1gb stick and replaced the 256 with it. Happened again, removed the 512, happened again. It's now gotten to the point where on a fairly warm day, it will crash 3-5 times/day (when WoW is open, at which point I usually don't bother again).

I've checked the event viewer in admin tools but absolutely nothing is there.

Should be noted that I currently lack a chassis fan, and two RAM slots.

Phase: Slot1/Slot2
Original: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/256a
Move #1: 512/-
Move #1: 512/256b
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A:PC freezes up completely periodically

This is a tech forum.

Go here and get thermaltake TMG ND2 VGA Cooler: its in the third row


or if a store near has one, best buy carries them also. For 25 bucks

im using one and it lowered my temp 20C Celsius

Mount it right under video card.

Also go and download speedfan, this will give you temps.


also if you need any more help please post the info here from speedfan and someone will assist you.

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I have a 2-day old Dell Studio 1555 that randomly freezes 10-30 min after startup. It doesn't matter if the computer is idle or if it's being used... it just freezes. Dell has been completely useless in helping me figure it out. I've run all of the diagnostics and they're all coming out clean. I've even reinstalled windows.

I'm wondering if it would help to reformat the drive and then reinstall windows again. The first time I didn't reinstall the drive.

Anyone have any ideas? Also, it's been a long time (almost 10 years) since I did this kind of stuff, so I'm assuming that I can't just type "format c:" from the command line anymore. Any help?



A:Windows 7 Completely Freezes


You probably have too much, what I refer to as "junk" running with Windows. Or maybe it needs better drivers.

Type system information in the start menu search box. Hit enter. Ctrl+s on the screen that opens.

Rar or zip the file then attach to a post using the paperclip. I'll have a look.

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i m using pc with intel core2duo, 1gb ram and xp sp3 os, from past few days it would just freez randomly,even when no application is open,my mouse wont respond to any movement and task manager wont open and even start menu wont open, earlier this used to happen 2 minutes after pc is started but after a format(as suggested by a computer repair personal) it hangs, but after an hour or so. Thanx for any help in advance. I dont have any error logs, cause after freezing only option i have is to press restart button.

A:[SOLVED] Xp completely freezes

Hello and Welcome to TSF...

I think your problem is hardware related.
We need more of your system specifications like what graphic card is, PSU, and other components as well.

Keep us posted...

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When I boot my Win 7 machine and logon the desktop loads just fine, but when I click on the start button it freezes and doesn't come back - I can't click on anything.

I think I've managed to narrow it down to being a problem with the DHCP service by disabling all services in msconfig and reenabling each one in turn. Everything was fine until I enabled the DHCP service - even starting manually after it has booted caused the issue to come back.

I'm stuck as to where to go from here though - any suggestions?


TSB SysInfo dump...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3063 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 231466 MB, Free - 189867 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, imedia S3810
Antivirus: None

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Sometimes, out of the blue while playing a game, my computer decides to completly freeze on me. My music stops playing, everything is froze, even my mouse won't move. I have a fairly new computer, about 6 months old, and wondering why it would be doing this. The only game it seems to do it in is flash based, so I was thinking that might be the problem.

Could the problem be that I got a different kind of RAM then what came with the computer? It's an Alienware computer, so if there is a problem in the hardware side I would hope this could be the only thing wrong with it.

So, what other info do you guys need to see, I am completly stumped as to how to fix this problem.

A:Computer Freezes Completely


You reallly need to list your specs including motherboard, cpu, video card, brand name and wattage of your power supply, drives....etc. etc. etc....you get the picture.

In the meantime, I would suggest that you monitor and list your temps for at-rest and under-stress usage. Another crucial area is that you need to check your voltages for this computer. Most modern day motherboards (since we don't know what you have, can't tell) have a program that will tell these readings. However, if yours does not, here are a couple of free programs that will help.

Sandra Lite Utility



Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free




This information should help us to pinpoint possible causes of your problem.

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My pc keeps freezing after the start up, even in safe mode it freezes which leads me to believe that the problem is hardware related ?!

I have changed my memory ram sticks, I have re installed windows 7, i have checked all fans ( they all seem to work), and the computer just freezes, nothing works, not even the task manager, or the light on caps lock. Although when it freezes I notice a difference in the noise that the computer makes.


AMD Athlon II X2 250 processor - 3.0 Ghz
4 Gb ram
Ati radeon HD 5400 series

And I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Computer completely freezes, need help.

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Help! I have an HP G62x (from Costco) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit that randomly freezes completely. Intel Core i3-370M + Intel HDGraphics, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive.
When I say completely I mean nothing works, it does not respond to anything.... mouse, touchpad, Escape key or Control/Alt/Delete, etc. I have to force a shutdown.
And when I say randomly, I mean it can be while working online, or simply at startup, or after just walking away from it and it's showing the desktop, or when the screensaver mode has kicked in, or when playing music... Who Knows! Not in any one situation.
It's into it's second year of the warranty and Costco tech support is asking me to do an OS reinstall but I'd like to avoid that. Costco's 'Concierge Tech Support' along with HP via conference calls, have run me through the 'Usual' time-killing basics of testing.... all with no clues to the problem. It seemed as if they were ready to do the Reinstall from the beginning... and still are. Seems there is now no other 'Step 2' with them aside from the Reinstall of the OS. To be honest, it kinda sounds like a pattern they follow with an old familiar problem. And apparently it will take several weeks for them to send it back and there's a probability that nothing really gets 'changed' or replaced if they can't find a problem. Of course, this just gets me closer to the end of my warranty period (I also have to leave t... Read more

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hello all!

my computer has recently started randomly freezing, when it started i system restored but the problem continues. when its happened ive been on youtube a few times, just generally using my pc and it's just done it at windows sign on screen whilst i was still signed on ( you know windows key + l "switch user" )

when it freezes, i cannot access ctrl alt delete or do anything. sound stops also

q6600 @ 3.0ghz
4gb corsair xms2 ram
samsung spinpoint F1 1tb
abit ip35 pro xe
soundblaster xfi
corsair tx650w

also can anyone recommend a good program to check my temps with? i am pretty sure they're ok but ill check anyway

cheers guys

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Hi there people, don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this thread. But since i've got no idea what the hell is happening, i figured this should do it. My computer completely stops! It freezes and nothing works. My mouse don't work i can't even turn my NUM LOCK on/off. Also i hear a strange noise (not in the cpu, but in my headphones) after that happens. The only thing i can do is turn off my computer. But one thing i've noticed is that after this happens, when i try to turn my pc on again, it doesn't make that *bip* from the boot. So i have to turn it off and on again, and when it boots for the first time, after this event, it freezes again while booting... So i turn it off/on again, and it works ok. At least for a while Please guys, i need help! My specs are: Asus P8H61, I5-2300, Radeon HD 5670, 2x4gb Kingstom. Sorry for bad english

A:Computer COMPLETELY freezes!


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Whenever i log in to my user shortly after i click a program shortcut or open the start menu the system freezes. my cursor still moves, i don't get the blue screen, i have no viruses, i can't open the task manager, i have to turn off the computer manually, and it still works in safe mode. I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp home service pack 3 any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Ok, so yesterday I was installing VLC player to my computer. However it may have been a virus and the computer froze after installing (that or because of other factors).

When I booted the computer back on it froze right on the first screen of boot up when it says press F12/del to enter bios. I cannot access bios as it completely freezes.

After this I took the hard-drive off the computer, and it still freezes, so I am not so sure if this was a virus after all. Perhaps the mother board has gone bad?

Any ideas how to fix this?

Also the keyboard lights are completely off, other than one flash when scanning. All other divices do work, like mouse etc (though not much you can do with them.).

Huge thanks for helps!

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I built a pretty high-end computer two months ago. For about five weeks I had no issues, but then I started getting random periodic freezes. It's not exactly the same every time, and I don't really know how to investigate a total crash. The specs are:
i7 4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
Asus GTX 770
16GB DDR3-1600 Crucial RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Windows 8 Professional
The freezes have happened once or twice a week, about seven times now. I'm not running anything computationally taxing or a game or anything when it happens, usually all I have open when the freezes occur are:
(sometimes) Steam
(sometimes) Libre Office Calc
(sometimes) KeePass
(sometimes) Media Player Classic Home Cinema
I don't think any process is particularly busy when it happens, but I didn't have task manager up at the time. Often I'm just switching from one window to another when it happens. Typical CPU usage is very low. RAM usage couldn't be more than 6 GB at the most. According to SpeedFan, temperatures are also very low on the CPU, GPU, Motherboard, and hard drives. The fans aren't busy when the crash occurs but I think maybe spin up slightly faster a few seconds after, can't say for sure.
Several of the freezes have had these symptoms: after leaving the computer on for several hours doing nothing, I come back to it and it is responsive for only a few seconds before suddenly stopping. The cursor won't move, the keyboard does nothing, even just pressing Caps ... Read more

A:Windows freezes completely, or becomes choppy

Hi and to Bleeping Computer. According to your system specifications, the motherboard comes with an integrated video chip so might as well switch to that output first in order to test if the problem persist. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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I know similar problems have been reported on this forum and all over the web, but still I would like to share my experience and hear others' opinions about it, as in this case, maybe the problem starts from the NIC.


MB: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 3.60 GHz
RAM: 8 GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon 4850 HD
HD: 2 TB
NIC: (Integrated) Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

The problem:

Computer becomes completely unresponsive; no BSOD, no error dialogs nor any sign of computer being informed about it's own unresponsiveness, it simply won't do anything and won't obey to any keyboard command. The only option is hard reset, after which everything works fine before next freeze.

Time between log-on and freeze varies.

I don't know how to describe the problem more clearly, please ask if anything is unclear.

The story:

I built this computer about a month ago. Very soon, I started to come up to abovely described problem 2 or 3 times a day.

At first I assumed it had something to do with watching videos online with Google Chrome as several times the crash coincided with youtube or similar websites running on one of the tabs. I also uninstalled Internet Download Manager as some would complain it was crashing their browsers (but obviusly that's a different problem and has something to do with its broswer integration feature, which I had disabled anyway).

Later I was convinced (by this thread: http:/... Read more

A:Computer freezes completely when using uTorent, IDM etc.

Well thats a looooong story

In short it would really help if you could use this tool to post all the files here..

We will have a look

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Recently my laptop started to freeze. And I mean COMPLETELY freeze. The mouse pointer disappears and windows freezes instantly in that state.
I cannot type anything, I cannot move anything, ctrl-alt-delete doesn't work and neither does anything else, I must shut down the laptop and restart.
If any sound or music is playing it freezes and the last few musical notes (or tones) become repetitive and loops ad infinitum.
The computer stays in that state like a snapshot and will not budge whatsoever unless I shutdown/start it again.
Also, it doesn't show any signs of increased CPU or RAM activity when the freezing is triggered. No visual or audible hdd turation or CPU overdrive.

I did a full virus/malware scan, nothing was found.
No errors in chkdsk
All drivers are installed and up to date, no conflicts in device manager.
Temperatures of system are normal, no overheating (verified with hwmonitor)
I also cleaned the hardware, removed dust, etc. Software-wise, I cleaned everything with Ccleaner.
My sistem is Windows 7 Ultimate 64x , 2ghz , 4 gb ram.

Apparently the laptop doesn't randomly freeze. As of yet I have observed two instances that trigger this behavior:
1. When attempting to copy files or folders from a computer connected to my wireless network (I can only view the contents of folders)
2. When I try to do a search in Emule and the search would return lots of potential results ( i.e a popular file )

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A:Windows completely freezes up. What could could the problem be?

Run these hardware tests

1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95
3. Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests

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Please help with this problem. The computer randomly freezes and has to be turned off. I have run the trendmicro online virus scan, adaware, spybot and microsoft's antispyware program and cleaned up what I could. Here is the hijack this log.
(also curious to know your thoughts on microsoft's antispyware program)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:23:55 AM, on 1/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Hello everyone!

I'm hoping someone could help me as my computer has become very unstable. Usually it just freezes completely, but now I received half a second of BSOD and an automatic reboot followed with this error message:

BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 0000000C BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : B7D45AE7 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1


I tried to look for that dmp file but didn't find it.

I'm lost here. I've updated all the drivers I can think of, temperatures are fine, BIOS updated to the latest a month ago, no antivirus or spyware that I can find.. And interestingly, this crashing doesn't happen during things that require intense amounts of power like gaming or recording audio. Instead, I usually get it when I have plenty of browsers open or when using skype. I ran memtest86+ and windows memory diagnostics too and they came out with nothing.

Oh yes, there is one more thing: my firewire audio interface has started to jump out of sync for a second every now and then, which is something that didn't happen before.

The sync problem started when I added a new cpu and gpu, but the system didn't crash all the time, that habit was formed a bit later.

If anyone can give any pointers of what I could try next I'd be more than happy.

Thank you in advance!

Edit. Oh yeah, specs:
AMD phenom II x4 965
a... Read more

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Hello, I am having problems with my computer where it will freeze and not respond to anything I do short of a hard restart.
Everything is frozen, my mouse won't move, no buttons work either. Everything just stops.
It happens in a variety of situations: -While playing video games
-While running AdAware or Ewido security scans
-While mixing down the music I write in nuendo

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Computer completely freezes in certain situations

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Okay well, to put it shortly, I'm not too sure what to do with this issue I have. I recently upgraded both my motherboard to an Asus M5a99FX PRO R2.0 and my CPU to an AMD FX 8350 and I've been experiencing some complete freezes playing games like Battlefield 4, Shadow Warrior and Skyrim. In my old build (with a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3L and a Phenom II x4 955BE) the same games would perform okay and I never really experienced any crashes or freezes.

The problem now is that at what are apparently random intervals no longer than 15 minutes during gaming my cpmputer will completely freeze, audio stops, I cannot open the task manager and I even tried toggling Caps Lock and the LED on my keyboard wouldn't toggle. I would leave it stuck there for a couple of minute but nothing would happen, forcing me to hard reset the system.

I can use the computer for regular browsing and video streaming (I think I can alsop play some older games without freezing) without freezes too, which is kind of odd.

My PC specs would be:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitMobo: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0CPU: AMD FX-8350 (not overclocked)GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti GC 3GB (not overclocked either)Memory: 2 modules of some 4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 (2TB)
So far what I've done to try to find a solution to the freezing is rolling back video drivers, then installing the most recent ones again, upgrading to the most recent version of the BIOS for my mobo and my chipset drivers,... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes when gaming

Check Asus for updated motherboard driver's and uefi updates. Also, after that check for video card driver updates and game updates. Also, you may need to manually enter your correct ram timings in the uefi. Here's the download link for your mobo for 8.1 drivers, software and uefi : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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