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Q: Random freezes/hangs/black&white screens

(I dont know where to post this) Hi, I hope someone can help me with my recent computer problems. I have a Packard Bell ixtreme M3720, it has Windows 7 64 bit already on it, I have no Windows disk due to this. My computer did work great for 6-7 months, no problems nothing wrong, now the last few weeks, my computer suddenly went from good working to, freezing/hangs with almost every single thing I do, whether that is using explorer, watching a dvd or youtube, or playing games, it just freezes/hangs for 2secs or for as long as 2-5 mins, also with this sometimes my screen goes blank, white or black. I've done a clean install to factory defaults, no luck, it still goes on. Drivers updated, all though I couldnt find all drivers on the manufactures sites, so I may have some not updated. Its getting so fustrating these days, no solution found on forums seems to work, its this bad that I can hardly do anything anymore on my computer without this going on every single sec/min. Oh, when I do a check disk, it will hang at 98% on stage 5, it just wont go any further, it also doesnt seem to find any errors or corrupted files. I hope someone with better knowledge than me can help me find whats wrong and help me to solve it, ty.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.60GHz Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
2,50 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-4-4-14)
Motherboard
Packard Bell MCP73PVT-PM (CPU 1)
Graphics
Maestro222Ws ([email protected])
Maestro222Ws ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GT 220 (Sapphire/PCPartner) Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10 EADS-00M2B0 SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
ATAPI DVD A DH16AASH SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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Preferred Solution: Random freezes/hangs/black&white screens

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

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

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

A: Random freezes/hangs/black&white screens

A few pre-lim questions. Is this a desktop or laptop? What it the actual make and model number? Looking at make and model in your post and doing a google search, it comes back as both desktop and notebook..very odd. Does the PC have onbaord graphics or an add on GPU if a desktop? Are you sure you have the latest driver for the GPU whether it be onboard or add on card?

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Hello everyone! I'm having problems with my newly built computer, i build this badboy 3 days ago but it has lots and lots of problems :/. Whenever i play a video game it crashes after around 10 minutes of gameplay, i can hear the speakers buzzing when it crashes and it won't throw me any error ( nor am i getting a BSOD ). I checked the event logs but my knowledge has failed me! Could somebody please, please help me out here?! Kindly appreciated!

Please see the attachment for the LOG files.

Thank you!

Also! : System specs :
PB to avoid post clutter
------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: - Pastebin.com

A:Random freezes ( black screens ).

Okay, so, i just redownloaded my GPU drivers and it seems that ALL it did the first time that i installed it was install the Psychix... I'll updated you guys on more crashes. Testing out some games now.

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http://[I][/I]forums.techguy.org/hardware/1013195-extremely-loud-fan-crazy-temperature.html
I'm beginning with this link because it is related to this previous issue. Its still the same computer with the same general problems. However, I discovered that by ensuring that windows media player was constantly playing music, the computer operates fast and smoothly for as long as I need it to (sometimes longer than 24 hours), albeit with the fan running full speed and flooding the house with its noise. All has been well until the other day I needed to burn some cds and reconnected the cdrom. Since then, its been subject to occasional freezes, mostly when left to sit when I leave the house on a whim. I've noticed that I sometimes return to a black screen, but erroneously attributed it to my computers failed attempts to hibernate (even though that option is disabled). Anyway, its been working wonderfully anyway when I've needed to use it. However, today I was doing a little basic browsing, only about three tabs open of an automotive website I frequently read. The screen randomly went all white while loading a page, and the computer froze up. My only option when it does that is to do a hard restart, so I did. I decided to disconnect my cdrom again. The computer then booted up normally, showed my desktop and loaded all icons and everything, but before everything was up and running, the whole screen went black and it froze. Then I got this computers very first "blue ... Read more

A:white screens, black screens, blue screens... out of nowhere!

OK, I have read you last thread and sounds like you made some progress.

Lets see the details of the Blue Screen, follow this guide to attach it to your next post.


First locate your minidump files, they are usually found by clicking on your C: drive, in Windows Explorer, then click on Windows to view the contents. If your operating system is installed under a different drive letter then look there. They should be stored under a file called minidump.The files will have a .dmp extension.
Zip up at least 6 of the most recent files into one zip folder and save on your desktop (if there are less then just zip up what you have).
NOTE To zip up a file in Windows (all versions). Right-click the file or folder, click on Send To, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder and save it to your desktop.
Open Windows Explorer, click on Desktop in the left column so you can see the zip file. In the left column click on C: > Windows > Minidump and then drag & drop any additional .dmp files into the zip folder.

• Below the Message Box click on Go Advanced. Then scroll down until you see a button, Manage Attachments. Click on that and a new window opens.
• Click on the Browse button, find the zip folder you made earlier and doubleclick on it.
• Now click on the Upload button. When done, click on the Close this window button at the bottom of the page.
• Enter your message-text in the message box, then click on Submit Message/Reply.Click to... Read more

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So here's what happens. When I play some games, at some random time the computer will completely freeze for a few seconds. Then the screens (I have two) will go black and then come back on (a lot like if you were to change screen resolution settings in Windows).

When the video comes back on, usually everything resumes as normal, but sometimes some manner of oddity occurs. Here are some things that have happened after the screens go blank and come back on:

- The game I was playing is gone (just no longer running, no error message)
- Video graphics drivers malfunction, including DirectX failure (requires reboot)
- BSOD (has only happened once, and I was playing FEAR 3)
- Game switches from windowed mode to full screen mode by itself (has only happened while playing Stepmania)
- I am left with a strange rectangular region of pixelated artifacts.

Please keep in mind that these things do not always happen, but HAVE happened at one point or another, making them worth mentioning. MOST of the time the game resumes normally.

Here are some games/etc I've experienced this in so far:

- Warcraft III
- Warcraft III World Editor
- American McGee's Alice
- Alice Madness Returns
- FEAR 3

As a side note, this glitch is particularly irritating while playing Warcraft III in LAN mode with friends, as each player is only allowed to save the game's progress ONE time, meaning a lot of progress is lost if this glitch kicks me out of the game.

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A:Computer hangs, then screens go black and come back during games

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Hi, my name is Dylan and I've been using my computer for about 9 months now with regular issues. Most of these issues are the result of both my ineptitude with computers but also due to the failure that is windows 8 (I have 8.1 now but Windows 8 is still trash). I had regular issues with audio, video, typical crashes when I was in a game or something of the sort. I am a competitive gamer but none of the games I'm playing are very high impact anymore. I have downloaded all the drivers, done software updates, checked compatibility, and it seems that I may have something wrong with my hardware that I did not realize. This was the first PC I have ever built but I did take the time to try at make sure everything was compatible with each other.
MB: ASUSTeK M5A99X EVO R2.0 (Chipset AMD RD9x0 ; Southbridge SB910/950)
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 2048 MBytes
PS: Rosewill 80 Plus Gold; 750W
SSD: Kingston 120G SSDNow 300 v

I never have performance issues, lag, anything of the sort, instead my computer will just very sudden and dramatically crash hang or freeze. Three kinds of crashes: one is just bluescreening, usually with a different error every time, second is where the game I'm playing will genuinely just say it has an error and stop working and close the application (this one is rare). And third, the worst and most common and notorious and absolute nightmare; My computer will suddenly freeze, every single application and pro... Read more

A:Help Before I Throw My Computer Out My Window. (Hangs, Blue-screens, Freezes)

Sorry, I forgot to add RAM for some reason;
DDR3 - 1866 CL9 -10-9-28 1.5V
PC3 - 14900 4Gx2 Intel XMP Ready

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I always have issues on the first initial startup of Windows. Restarts are fine and resets are fine but the second I turn it off and have to turn it on or have to turn it on for the first time of the day, it usually hangs or BSODs. I have never gotten a BSOD once Windows has started.

Recently I installed a new cpu fan (I'm not sure if maybe the voltages are wrong but it's still a zalman cpu cooler, just a new shark fin fan and is 4 pins instead of 3) and this has started the windows black screen.

I had recently also done a massive drivers update which seemed to have worsened the issue as I was only getting BSODs once in awhile which led me to try to update some drivers. Now it happens every initial startup.

Unfortunately I do not have anymore restore points prior to any driver installations at this time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Initial startup of Windows almost always BSODs or black screens hangs

Sounds like the boot hard drive is having some issues. Go to Computer and right-click on the C drive. Select Properties, Tools, Check Now. Put a check mark in both boxes to set a disk check on the next start up. It may be wise to back up your important data and files soon
 

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Hi there My work machine is a HP Z240 SFF PC. Last month, the machine began randomly hanging and displaying blue screen errors. There isn't much in the way of discernible patterns, but it tends to happen when the machine is in use, rather than idling, and I can consistently reproduce it when using the Prime95 stress testing utility. When I set it to maximise CPU heat, as soon as I stop the test, the machine blue screens, indicating a cooling issue.The machine's fan is very quiet, although on occasion it gets very loud after a restart and then quietens down.I would expect the fan to get louder as the CPU gets hotter during the stress test, but this doesn't happen, so I wonder if the fan is malfunctioning, and if this is a known issue with these machines, or if there is any possible resolution. Please see below for the output of BlueScreeView, which displays the error codes produced by recent blue screen errors.  

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Hi,

I had this problem a long time ago, but it got fixed with some thermal paste to my gpu.
now it's happening again. what happens is, that the pc will run perfectly, but when I try to run a game, it'll run it for about 2 minutes, then the screen will go black (and give me that digital\analog message as if it's lost its signal), audio will stop, and the computer will hang. keyboard will still work though (num lock, etc.)

I think it's the gpu, but since a new gpu would cost me about 150 USD, I wanna make sure that a new gpu will solve my problem.

Thanks!
 

A:Freezes and black screens

If you can get your hands on another GPU for testing, that would be the best way to make sure the old GPU is bad
 

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Hi,

I am using IE 10 (needed to revert to 10 a few years ago... forgot the
reason), and a few weeks ago the open windows started freezing and
turning to solid black.

I can open new windows but usually have to restart the pc to get
everything working again.

Any ideas of what could be causing this or what to do about it?

Thank you!

A:IE 10 Freezes to Black Screens

I would like you to try turning off Graphics Acceleration in IE.

It's under Internet Options in the File Bar.

Simply uncheck it and it should be on its way. Report back and let us know how it goes.

Restart IE10 and the Computer too, if IE 10 restart evals to no avail.

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So the problem is something quite strange. A few weeks ago, I installed some new ram into my pc. Upgraded from 4g to 16g. I am a pc technician myself, so I have insured that the specifications and such are all correct. Now the problem started as blue screens. I would get a few per day, and they started to become more frequent. I checked the ram clocks and voltage to find they were wrong, at which point, I went into the BIOS and fixed the clocks and voltage accordingly. After this, the blue screens stopped for a few days. But about 3 days later, the computer seemed to be a bit slower. Then, it started freezing all together, to a point where I couldn't use it. I ram mem-tests on the ram, and everything checked out, so my next fix was to replace the new ram, with the original ram, yet the problem was not gone. The screen started to turn black, and entered a state where on action could be taken at all. I opened the case and checked the connections, and cpu to find that the cpu had worn away the thermal paste. I cleaned the surfaces and reapplied a fresh coat. Yet, the problem persisted. If it was a cpu problem, the computer would not start in the first place, so I have ruled that out as being a cause. I have widdled down to either I have correct registries or something is happening with my graphics card. I fixed and cleaned the registry files myself and switched to an on-board graphics card to see if the problem has been found, yet no luck.

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Hello, I have some big issues with my PC for a long time and now I don't know what to do anymore because I tried almost everything(from windows reinstalling and dust cleaning to updating my drivers). I have freezes, sound freezes, then BOOM, black screen or BSOD in everything from games and movies to surfing the web. I cleaned the dust inside the computer 5 days ago after the last .dmp file shows, and then the computer suddenly didn't start anymore. After removing every possibility why it won't start I changed the PCI Express graphic card slot and the PC finally started and I hoped that everything will be allright but the cursor freezes and Battlefield 3 double voice and that annoying " double death effect" appeared ( yes I have times when this game works flawless and times when computer just "doesn't want to work fine").
Specifications of my PC:
windows 7 ultimate 64 bits
amd athlon x2 dual core 6000+
geforce 250 gts 1 GB
4 gb of ram
every piece of the pc is 5 years old, the only pieces I changed over the years is the GPU and the Source. Both almost 2 years old. Thanks in advance.

A:BSODs, freezes and black screens.

System Age:
Code:
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1004, 08.05.2007
Due to the age of the system, make sure the hardware is compatible with Windows 7: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads -> Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Device Concerns:
Code:
ASACPI.sys Mon Oct 30 20:09:12 2006 (4546B048)
Older versions of ASACPI.SYS are a known BSOD problem on Windows 7. Update the driver by:Going to the Asus motherboard support site
When you reach the website:
Scroll down the page and click Utilities
Hold Ctrl and press f (ctrl+f) to enter the browser's find feature
Search for "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit" (without quotes)
Download and install the driver.
After installation is complete, verify that it installed correctly.Click Start Menu
Click My Computer
Go to C:\WIndows\System32\drivers\
Verify that the ASACPI.SYS file is dated 2009 or newer (2010,etc.)
Software Concerns:MSI Afterburner/RivaTuner is known to cause instability with systems. Please remove the software. Software overclocking does not provide reliable overclocking. Overclocking should be accomplished through the BIOS or through the graphics card manufacturer's software.

If you are using Afterburner for fan control, consider an alternative: Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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Hi all.

For some reason, my computer seems to randomly go black. The only pattern I have seen is that it happens most often when I haven't moved the mouse for awhile, although it has happened as I am moving the mouse. Pressing keys doesn't help, and moving the mouse doesn't either, and the only way I can get back to the screen is to hit ctrl+alt+del.

Any help? Please?
 

A:Random black screens

i had a similar problem and backed down the monitor frequency (refresh rate) a bit. seems to have worked.
 

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My computer which is .. Toshiba SatelitteA210.. has been a great computer untill now when it just randomly cuts of to a black screen out of no where..
id really appreciate if someone could lead me through to fix this problem.

thanks.
tonya.
 

A:Random black screens

Hi,
Is the laptop plugged in when the black screen occurs or are you running it of battery?
 

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Have gotten a few bluescreens but mostly just freezes out of nowhere. From what i can tell it's mostly when i am watching a video or playing StarCraft2 / League of Legends.
Looked in the Event Viewer and it said Kernel-Power Event 41 for the times it crashed.
When I brought it in to a guy to get fixed he couldn't get it to crash.

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(6.1, Build 7601)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: D5468AT-ABA ALONPAV
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8550 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM

Not sure what other Info i need to submit, sorry. I'm getting really frustrated any help would be great.
 

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hey, i recently got random bluescreens happening around 1 time each half hour. sometimes it just freezes and i gotto restart my computer my self, and sometimes it pops out to bluescreen, i've tryed to reinstall windows, didnt help.
the weird thing about the bluescreens is that it never happens when im gaming, just when im not doing anything, or browsing on the internett, sorry for my poor english! and i hope anyone have any idea what i can do about this,

im using W7 x64!
 

A:Random blue screens/freezes

I dont know if this is any help, but i started getting the freezes when watching full 1080 hd movies on youtube, my first thought was that my geforce was defect, but i could still play starcraft2 on full graphics without having a single freeze.
 

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Within the last few weeks my computer has been blue screening (without making a minidump file) this all started when it was storming and I switched my computer off at the wall. Something happened and my computer thought it was 2008 and it took me to bios when I booted it up again (maybe I need a new cmos battery?). but mainly it has been freezing anyway. I checked event viewer and found it saying "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." but it doesn't really say anything else.

My most recent freeze up happened a few hours ago and there is really nothing I can go on that I can think of. I know my computer isn't overheating or anything like that as well. I've been hoping it'd blue screen again to get a minidump file but it's been a while since it's done that so I decided I'd post here. Also I configured my blue screens so that they should create a minidump and that the blue screen will freeze so I can read it as well.

If there's no success here I'll probably just restore my computer to defaults. Also I probably won't check this thread until tomorrow since it's pretty late here. Thanks in advance :D

Power supply: RX-850AE
Motherboard: M5A99X-EVO-ASUS
Processor: AMD fx8150 8 core 3.6ghz
Graphics cards: crossfire AMD HD 7850's
Ram: 16gb

A:Blue screens and random freezes

Hi,

Hmmm....I am thinking it's possible that your power supply is the culprit here. I googled that model and it looks like the manufacturer is "Raidmax" and I have to say, Raidmax don't make really great quality power supplies. May I ask, do you have a spare power supply laying around to test on your computer?

You can also purchased one for testing purposes. Keep the receipt so you can return the power supply later. If you do decide to purchase one, I recommend getting good brands such as "Seasonic" and "XFX". Hope everything works out well for you.

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Hello, I am now to these forums and am my wits end. The computer that I have now, I have had for about a year now, the problem that I am having is that during any game play, and it does it in all games, it will randomly crash, by that I mean the screen will go black, the video card fan will ramp up to 100%, most of the time, music or sound will still play in the background, I need to do a hard restart and it comes back up perfectly fine.

I have run the hardware checker, it checked everything and says that everything is fine with no problems. The video card has been replaced, the new card is identical to the old one. I have replaced the power supply, and went with one that was a little bigger, wattage wise.

The reliability report shows that it is a video hardware problem, I have been dealing with this almost the entire time I have had the computer. Any help I receive will be most appreciated.

pss. I dont believe that there is a complete dump file included, when it happens again, I will upload the new file.

A:Random Crashes and black screens

If it's a video hardware problem and the fan keeps ramping up - then it's likely an overheating problem.

Try the video tests at this link: Hardware Diagnostics
Be sure to use a temp monitor (suggested at the above link) when testing the card. You'll want to know how high the temps get - and how they change when the black screen occurs.

There are no memory dumps in the uploaded reports. Please zip up the contents of C:\Windows\Minidump and upload it with your next post (you may have to copy it to your Desktop before zipping it up).

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:




1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.



Lot's of Live Kernel Events without corresponding BSOD events (suggestive of hardware problems).
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "... Read more

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Hello, recently i built a cpu and shortly after (2 days or so) it began sending me blackscreens. theese black screens happen at random no specific time and i cant seem to recreate the fault either . the following are the symptoms:

power remains on(fans lights keyboard)
screen goes black(duh right!?)
monitor falls asleep and says no signal when i try to turn monitor back on
i cant shut down my tower from the power buttons and am forced to use switch on psu
computer becomes non responsive(cant shut it down from keyboard either)
computer does crash(confirmed by online game, showing me logg off from another cpu)

things i tried:

bought a new power supply
reseated everything except proccessor
bought fans
updated drivers and bios
google
virus scan
verified validity of OS

if anyone has had this problem and managed to resolve it please help.

A:Can anyone help me stop random black screens

I realize you have re-intalled drivers, but just to make sure you did the proper sequence, please follow the next steps for your display card drivers. Download the latest drivers for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
Install the latest driver for the display cards once Windows starts

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user
Download the latest drivers for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK

Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
Install the latest driver for the display cards once Windows starts



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My computer has these phases when it crashes about 5-10 times a day with the same way. The monitor turns black and GPU coolergoes to 100%. Only thing I can do is hard reset the computer. I finally managed to get a bluescreen about it Ahh finally got the minidump attached here. I've tried an alternative GPU and watching the temps on both CPU and GPU all the time and there is nothing wrong with the temps. The monitor just suddenly goes black and gets the fan speed at 100%. Tried to reinstall windows tens of times, but nothing seems to help. Sometimes it's stable as rock and I can play BF3, Crysis, BFBC2 and Witcher 2 on ultra for hours on end and the computer is stable. Sometimes it's just when I'm idling and surfing the internet and talking to friends on steam etc it crashes. Sometimes I can't even get to windows login screen without the computer crashing. Still haven't found a sure way to make to computer crash and it seems to be completely random. Help would be appreciated. AS I've said I've reinstalled windows and all drivers tens of times, I've changed my mobo which was faulty but the same problem came back. I'm thinking it's either the GPU, MOBO, CPU or my PSU. But I really don't have the money to get this checked since it's like 50 euros an hour and they might not even get it to crash when I can't find an exact situation where it would crash. I hope the blue screen minidump helps something.

A:Random black and blue screens.

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.

I would start by removing Avast and updating to sp-1
Avast can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S . Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear5.exe

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows


Please run the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) and then update to SP-1
32 Bit

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

64 Bit

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Now update to SP-1

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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So this one is driving me mad. I am experiencing some random bsod/black screens. I did a format but the problem remains. I am running driver verifier and its crashing/black screening.

As you will see below in the dump files(there are several of them), the bug reports keep changing. I tried to fix them and then new ones popped up in the new dump files. This computer build is less than 1-2 months old and i have been experiencing these bsod / black screens since the very start.

Some progress that i made: I fixed most of the driver issues but i can't get to fix the last one. I have been getting constant black screens after 5-10 minutes that i run driver verifier. The last dump file is the most important. I am just providing the rest to see a history of the problems. Please help me.... i am desperate.

PS. I have tested the HDD/SSD with chkdsk and hdtune, tested the RAM with Memtest and Prime95 for cpu, furmark for gtx 760. ( I am currently using 4GB of ram only in one slot, and an older GTX 260 to find if the issues are from RAM/GPU but they still persist....)

Computer typeEdit Value
PC/Desktop
Computer Manufacturer/Model NumberEdit Value
Custom
OSEdit Value
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPUEdit Value
AMD 8320 FX
MotherboardEdit Value
Asus M5A99X Evo Rev 2.0
MemoryEdit Value
Corsair Vengeancy 16 GB
Graphics Card(s)Edit Value
Gtx 760 MSI 2GB OC Edition / (Gtx 260 for testing)
Sound CardEdit Value
N/A
Monitor(s) DisplaysEdit Value
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Screen ResolutionEdit Value
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A:Random bsod / black screens

Bump any suggestions? Anyone that can read the debugging files?

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hey everybody I'm new here I posted my question on a bunch of different places on Reddit but no one seemed to figure out the problem. I'm sorry if this isn't the right thread for this question but I'm pretty sure the problem is with my drivers or something I have installed.

I recently have been getting crashes, hangs, and logouts from my PC. At first I was getting the "Memory has runout, close the following programs" error. So I tried to fix any issues, ran diagnostic test on memory, took out my ram. Nothing helped. So i did a full system scan with several antiviruses and malware detectors. Nothing. I did a full system defrag and also unplugged my power supply, emptied the charge, and still getting random crashes. So can someone take a look at the crash logs with me? I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

tl;dr Stupid crashes and failed processes, I can't figure out the issue can someone help.

Here are my latest crash files:
http://www85.zippyshare.com/v/etuc6pxN/file.html
http://www85.zippyshare.com/v/KS104Zua/file.html
http://www85.zippyshare.com/v/5hXBJlIj/file.html
 

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Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. I have windows 7 x64 installed but i also had this problem with windows vista x64. Randomly it will either restart or black screen (with the power light still on). There is no real pattern to this and hasn't happened for 14 to 15 days until i used it yesterday (3), and has happened today (2) also.

I checked in event viewer and this is what it said:

BODY{font:x-small 'Verdana';margin-right:1.5em} .c{cursor:hand} .b{color:red;font-family:'Courier New';font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none} .e{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .k{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .t{color:#990000} .xt{color:#990099} .ns{color:red} .dt{color:green} .m{color:blue} .tx{font-weight:bold} .db{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;font:small Courier} .di{font:small Courier} .d{color:blue} .pi{color:blue} .cb{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;font:small Courier;color:#888888} .ci{font:small Courier;color:#888888} PRE{margin:0px;display:inline} - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />

<EventID>41</EventID>

<Version>2</Version>

<Level>1</Level>

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A:random restarts & black screens

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bowater


Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. I have windows 7 x64 installed but i also had this problem with windows vista x64. Randomly it will either restart or black screen (with the power light still on). There is no real pattern to this and hasn't happened for 14 to 15 days until i used it yesterday (3), and has happened today (2) also.

I checked in event viewer and this is what it said:

BODY{font:x-small 'Verdana';margin-right:1.5em} .c{cursor:hand} .b{color:red;font-family:'Courier New';font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none} .e{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .k{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .t{color:#990000} .xt{color:#990099} .ns{color:red} .dt{color:green} .m{color:blue} .tx{font-weight:bold} .db{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;font:small Courier} .di{font:small Courier} .d{color:blue} .pi{color:blue} .cb{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;font:small Courier;color:#888888} .ci{font:small Courier;color:#888888} PRE{margin:0px;display:inline} - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />

<EventID>41</EventID>

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Hey, idk whats going on with this computer. Decided to come here for additional help to see what you guys would say. I'm computer savvy so you dont have to explain stuff too much in detail. I've attached my mini dump file.

Edit: I have a 350w PSU that came with the old HP i bought a while back. I think it at full load, so it may be a problem.

A:Random Black Screens and BSOD's.

The installation is non-genuine.
You have activated windows using a Microsoft Blacklisted key.






Quote:
22TKD-F8XX6-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM"> <oem>LENOVO (BLACKLISTED!)</oem>


You will need to purchase a legitimate Win 7 copy, format and reinstall Win 7 and then activate.

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I've been experiencing this problem for a while on my custom PC. I originally built it in November and this black screen issue started happening around January.

It happens randomly, but usually at least a few times per week (and many can occur in quick succession after I reset the machine over and over). It happens while I am browsing the web, trying to change or view some PC settings, about to log into a game, or using one of the less intensive programs. It never happens (except I think once) when I am playing an actual video game or doing something more intensive.

What exactly happens is that I hear a click and then my screen goes completely black. The sound is still on if I am playing a game or a video, but I don't think it responds to any commands I type. This screen never recovers, so I have to reset the PC.

I tried unplugging the power to my monitor and plugging it back in but nothing happens. I tried reinstalling all the drivers and made sure all the BIOS settings were fine. I originally had Windows 8.1 pro installed but I did a clean install of 10, yet the error persists. I also tried a million different online solutions to the problem but none of them helped.

For a long time I thought a specific error in event viewer was responsible but after my fresh Windows 10 install, I don't get that error anymore, just the screen. I still get two restart errors about the computer shutting down (can post them if it would prove useful).

My PC specs are:

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Hi I'm new to the forums and I've joined it for help on this. My computer is custom built and for that past 2 weeks it has been BSODING,Freezing with a sound loop, and black screens. My computer is fine with everything else and I really need some help to get my computer up and running again. If you have any help that would be great. Thanks.
P.S I may have to talk to you more tomorrow its getting late here. Thanks again.
 

A:BSODs, freezes and black screens while playing games

Okay, post any minidumps by going to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. Select all the files and right-click, to send them to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload that folder as a file here. Give us some detailed specs of this troubled custom computer
 

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Hi there,

I bought an Alienware computer with Win7 on it not quite 2 years ago and haven't had any problems for a long while. Recently I get a huge ammount of random freezes, mostly in or right after start up and I have to then force shut down the computer to get it working again. I thought at first that it was just because of the heat and just gave it some time. Now the crashes get more common and are often related to a blue screen. I am not sure which part of it is relevant so I'll try to write everything down I found on it xD I will try to take a picture next time it happens.

I get the error code:
0x0000003B (0x00000000C000001D, 0xFFFFF960002A4A67, 0xFFFFF8800570ABD0, 0x0000000000000000)

a bit further down I think it says:
win32k.sys - Address FFFFF90002A4A67 base at FFFFF96000060000

not so sure about the second part, but I tried to write everything down as good as possible.
I tried googling it and found several posts with parts of the codes but I wasn't sure if the same things would be relevant for me if it's not all matching exactly.

I will upload my system info and my sf file, if you need anything else please tell me.

A:Blue screens (0x0000003B...) and random freezes

Welcome to SF!

The .zip you uploaded contains two dumps which are not recent, (08/09/2012 & 22/06/2013)
but both suggest a driver misbehaving.
22/06/2013 Bugcheck:
Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffff8800294dcd8, 2, 0, fffff88001921b5a}

Probably caused by : ndis.sys ( ndis!ndisReceiveWorkerThread+19a )

Code:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff8800294dcd8, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88001921b5a, address which referenced memory
Although not pointing to a particular driver other than a legitimate Microsoft driver,
ndis.sys, we can by association look for probable causes.


Code:
fffff880`0b245bd8 fffff880`019219c0 ndis!ndisReceiveWorkerThread
fffff880`0b245bd8 fffff880`019219c0 ndis!ndisReceiveWorkerThread
fffff880`0b245b48 fffff880`01921b5a ndis!ndisReceiveWorkerThread+0x19a
fffff880`0b245288 fffff880`019a50eb ndis!ndisMIndicateNetBufferListsToOpen+0xdb
By going through your drivers I can see that your Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
driver is very old.
Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Mon Mar 22 11:57:14 2010 (4BA7... Read more

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My computer will randomly throw fits and either:
1. freeze, requiring a hard shut down
or
2. turn the screen black (no signal message), also requiring a hard shut down.

Often times after this happens, when i try to boot into windows 7, it will freeze/turn black at the welcome screen. Other times it will boot up and several minutes later freeze/turn black again. Yet, in other instances, it will be totally fine and i can continue as normal.

I'm also experiencing some really unusual things with my mouse on occasion. It will change cursors like it supposed to when I hover it over a particular object (for example a hyperlink should make the hand with finger cursor) except it will either be the wrong cursor, or a distorted and different colored cursor - usually cyan, magenta, or yellow. When this phenomenon is occuring, it usually will lag/jump around when I try to move it. It will sometimes just go away without any type of rebooting which I also find quite unusual.

The system works flawlessly when booted into SafeMode.

Things I've Tried: (not in any particular order)
1) Full system anti-virus scans with updated version of Avast! including a boot-time scan, full drive scan, and a memory scan.
2) Completely uninstalled all currently installed video drivers using the Driver Sweeper utility, then re-installing drivers.
Drivers tried(nVIDIA): 296.10, 285.62(rolled back), and 301.24(beta driver)
3) Windows Memory Diagnostics - result: no errors after 3 passes
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A:Random Black screens and freezing with nVIDIA GTX 460

Pocket987,
I am impressed by your post. Well done!

Your crashes were caused by stop 0x116 BSOD.






Quote:
"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps


STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Hi Guys,
Im just asking, sometimes when I play games there are sudden black screens, but these black screens dont make my pc hang but the pc just recovers after 1 or 2 seconds and i can still play the game. this happens randomly and i dont know what is causing this? is it of the heat? theres no need for restart or control alt delete cause my system doesnt hang there is just a black screen for just a second.

my specs are windows vista home basic 32 bit, 3 gig ram, gts 250, core2duo e4600 2.40
 

A:Solved: When playing there are random black screens

Try to install a graphics card into your machine. The black screen is probably because of your hardware is unable to process the graphics render.
Michigan computer repair
 

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Hello everyone! I got a problem with my new computer. I got random black screen then reboot/freeze error code 0x0000116. All my drivers are up to date, my bios too.
Here are my dump file and my dxdiag. Thank you for your time! ^^

PS: My components temperature never goes higher then 50 degree even at full use!
PS2: I compressed my .dmp file since I couldn't send it otherwise, so no worry.

101914-6140-01.zip

DxDiag.txt

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Windows 7 64 bit
Asus p5n-d
ram 2x twin2x4096-6400c5 G
Nvidia gtx460 (already rma'd once)

So its time for you guys to save the day!

I attached the 2 .dmp files that i've gotten.

I do not know how to get the big .dmp file that i see others have.
Sadly i have a 1% chance to get a .dmp file.

I do not have anything overclocked. No errors on 3 different sets of ram (only using 1 set in the mobo). Memtest passed on all of them. Did Prime Test a few months back and passed.

I have had these issues for about 6-8 months.

A:Random Black Screens. In and out of games/programs.

Thanks to this Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

i crashed as soon as i logged in.

asacpi.sys

stop: 0x000000c4

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Happens randomly, I just rebuilt the motherboard, cpu, and just recently got the gpu, the oldest parts are my power supply. I have to hard restart the computer to get the cpu to boot happens mostly when playing games.-
System


-
Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

[ Guid]
{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID
41



Version
3



Level
1



Task
63



Opcode
0



Keywords
0x8000200000000002


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TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2016-09-09T01:15:32.631438000Z



EventRecordID
1054



Correlation


-
Execution

[ ProcessID]
4

[ ThreadID]
8



Channel
System



Computer
DESKTOP-35SQBG1


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Security

[ UserID]
S-1-5-18

-
EventData


BugcheckCode
0


BugcheckParameter1
0x0


BugcheckParameter2
0x0


BugcheckParameter3
0x0


BugcheckParameter4
0x0


SleepInProgress
0


PowerButtonTimestamp
0


BootAppStatus
0

A:Random pc crashes screens go black and I have to hardrestart.

added my desktop infor

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A little something before I begin, I have an old Acer laptop, Windows XP and the screen is all ******, so I use a monitor to view the screen.

And this afternoon I was using my laptop and all was fine until there was a short circuit, all the appliances in the house was shut down.

3 hours later when I turned on my laptop the screen started acting up. One particular problem is my cursor, it had black and white stripes, and I never heard this happened before. Next is my screen which freezes very frequently and then it goes black and goes back to normal. This is getting annoying and I have no idea what is wrong. I did a system restore to yesterday's date and to no avail, nothing was changed. Freezing screen, blinking screen and black and white cursor.



Please help? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Cursor black and white, screen freezes and then blinks. Help!

Seems that your GPU might be faulty because of the power outage.

Can you take a picture of your screen and post it here?

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i dont know what to do, i have had computers for years, but never had one do this before, it doesnt happen everytime i open windows but it happens enough to be a problem. i just got this laptop a week ago and it has worked fine being used everyday for hours until yesterday. when i open IE the screen pops up and it sometime freezes or screen stays white with my homepage title in the address bar but nothing happens, sometimes when i open a second screen it will turn black and small white windows open with little white boxes with gray exclamation points inside them. at the same time this started happening i noticed that when i right click and click on open in new window, it doesnt do it and opens window taking me away from the screen i was on, it has been doing that alot too. i noticed that 2 days ago i had left the computer on overnight, when i came into the frontroom to wake it up the next morning the IE emblem in the task bar was gone and i had to put it back???? also sometimes when i am on a website, my cursor even dissapears and right after it happens the screen will lock up too. Happens on many different sites but happens alot on yahoo too. can anyone tell me what is going on please????
my computer is only a week and a half old and it is a:
Lenovo B570
Model: 1068AFU
CPU: Sandy Bridge (B950)
8gb RAM
500gb Hard Drive
ODD: RAMBO
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

please help

A:ie locks up,screen turns white &/or black and freezes!

forgot to mention this above, but before i even turned computer on for the first time, a 4gb ram upgrade was installed, could this be caused by a faulty memory card?????????

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Hi guys,
a couple of days ago my computer started getting blue screens of death, now sometimes my computer gets a small second freeze and makes a sound like the computers crashed before it fixes itself, if it doesnt freeze, it makes the same sound but blue screens instead and when it happens, the file that apparently crashes is different every time,
for some reason the collection program isnt working for me either, it seems to freeze at steps as well when it is running the system info report, nothing else happens and the folder in my documents does not appear, ive had it run for 30 minutes and nothing's happened
i am currently trying it again at the same time im posting this

A:Random small freezes for a second and blue screens of death

Keep trying to run the collection app.

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

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Well, this is my last hope. I saw that some guys on here could understand the contents of a deciphered minidump file. Using some old instructions I found in these forums I was only able to decipher my latest minidump file, the rest of the .txts I create don't show up for some reason.

Anywho. My computer has been plagued by a string of random Black Screens. The computer will automatically restart and inform me that I suffered from a BSOD. The "Check for a solution" option accomplishes nothing (What a surprise :rolleyes: ). I haven't found anything consistent in the even viewer. Memtest found nothing to be wrong. I have no issues when running games that are GPU intensive. I have yet to run Prime95 to stress test my CPU. I do not overclock, I religiously clean my computer. And I'm a freak when it comes to security. I've updated all my drivers as well. Nothing about the system had changed when the these black screens started occurring. I hadn't installed any new drivers, programs, or anything. The Black screens seem to only occur within 15 minutes of startup, but have occurred even later than that. So far I've disabled every optional service and startup program to no avail. I've since re-enabled some.... also nothing.

I've already posted this question in 2 or 3 different places with a total of over 400+ views and only 2 responses... neither of which helped. I appreciate any response!

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A:Random black screens of death - minidump included

Can you please give us what is your system's complete specs ?

0x124 WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR usually means that hardware has complained about something, please attach last five miniudmps with your next post for analysis.

Have you ever updated motherboard's bios on this machine?
 

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Hello! I have had this problem about 5 months now! I bought this laptop when new year turned to 2011.. it was fine first but after a while it started crashing, i runned all startup repairs and everything and no problems found.. it runs fine about 3h and then it starts throwing Black screens and some time bsods about every 15-40min.. I formated about ten times and no work on it.. updated all drivers to newest version and runned power management on High Performance..
Runnec cc cleaner if it would be registery problem but no it doesent...
No problems and fixes found

I hope that you guys can help me some way..

Here is my specs:

Clevo.Co W870CU
Wireless LAN:Wireless-N 1000 Intel
Webcam:2.0 MegaPixel
Screen:17,3 inch FullHD LED TFT 1920x1080 Pix Glare Type
Processor:Intel Core i5-460M 2,53-2,80 GHz 3 MB Level3 Cache
Optical Drive:8x Multi DVD Burner
Memory:6144 MB DDR3 1333 MHz
Hard Drive:500 GB Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm
Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX460M mit 1536 MB GDDR5 RAM DirectX 11
Chassis:Barebone with 1x USB 3.0 + 3x USB 2.0
Bluetooth:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD

A:BSOD and Black Screens feat Random Shutdowns

Quote:





Originally Posted by Ferabor


Hello! I have had this problem about 5 months now! I bought this laptop when new year turned to 2011.. it was fine first but after a while it started crashing, i runned all startup repairs and everything and no problems found.. it runs fine about 3h and then it starts throwing Black screens and some time bsods about every 15-40min.. I formated about ten times and no work on it.. updated all drivers to newest version and runned power management on High Performance..
Runnec cc cleaner if it would be registery problem but no it doesent...
No problems and fixes found

I hope that you guys can help me some way..

Here is my specs:

Clevo.Co W870CU
Wireless LAN:Wireless-N 1000 Intel
Webcam:2.0 MegaPixel
Screen:17,3 inch FullHD LED TFT 1920x1080 Pix Glare Type
Processor:Intel Core i5-460M 2,53-2,80 GHz 3 MB Level3 Cache
Optical Drive:8x Multi DVD Burner
Memory:6144 MB DDR3 1333 MHz
Hard Drive:500 GB Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm
Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX460M mit 1536 MB GDDR5 RAM DirectX 11
Chassis:Barebone with 1x USB 3.0 + 3x USB 2.0
Bluetooth:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD




EDIT: EVENT 6008 The previous system shutdown at 17:57:21 on ‎10.‎8.‎2011 was unexpected.

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Basically, yesterday, I was trying to sort out printing something, because for some reason Word doesn't recognise the fact that my printer was connected.

I searched for a solution and someone suggested it may be drivers, so I downloaded a few sets of drivers for my printer.

I left them to install, and while I was waiting, I heard an odd clicking sound. I'm not sure if it was the computer or the printer, but ever since, my computer has been slow at loading. I googled this and it said it was a HDD issue, but chkdsk is fine.

Booting is fine but when loaded, but then whatever I click, takes forever to load, at least much longer than usual.

I'm doing a virus scan, and am uninstalling things but is it worth doing a system restore?

Today my screen has blacked out a couple of times leaving nothing but a mouse cursor too.

I started doing a Windows Update yesterday, but it wasn't working so I stopped it and I did install a few things so could it just be worth a system restore, or should I follow through with updates and possible try updating video drivers?

This laptop is farly new, so I don't want it to break already.

Specs:
HP Pavilion dv6-3103sa
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N830 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), 2.1GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
GFX Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Display Memory: 2165 MB;
Dedicated Memory: 503 MB
Shared Memory: 1661 MB

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A:Random black screens and a suddenly slow computer

What is the make of your harddrive? If you can, back up everything NOW.
 

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Hello,

I have the following problem for a while now and I've ran out of ideas on how to fix it.

So, while I play games, at random times, sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes an hour or more, my screen will become black and unresponsive. Sometimes I'm able to still hear the game sound after the screen goes black, and sometimes I can hear buzzing. The screen doesn't always go black, I can sometimes see, umm, lets say vertical stripes in different colours.

It happens in all games I play (Starcarft 2, League of Legends, Diablo 3..) and it is really really ruining the game experience for me.

Computer configuration is the following:
intel core i3 540 4
GB DD3 1333 MHz
radeon hd 5750 1 GB graphics
Samsun 24'' monitor
Win 7 64 bit windows

The computer is about a year old, and this problem wasn't happening from day one when I bought it.

So far I've tried many things including:
Antivirus scan - nothing was found
Memtest - no errors were found
Temperature checks - all temperatures were ok
Complete driver wipeout and reinstalling - didn't give any results
Motherboard, sound driver updates - didn't give any results
Various Catalyst Control Center tweaks - didn't give any results
Many many other things that I've read in threads where people had similar problem like me and it helped them

I am really running out of ideas and I'd really like to fix this.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Random black screens while playing games

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Hi guys, first post I was hoping you could help me out.

What I have going on is this:

I'll leave my PC on for a few hours and all of a sudden my PC will lock up. The screen's will go black and my mouse and keyboard will stop working. Heres a key, I have a USB mouse and the lights will go off on the mouse.

I have hibernation turned off
I have screen saver turned off

All power seems to stay on the machine but nothing is working and i have to power cycle for it to come back. Now I noticed this happening as soon as the air conditioning came on in the house. So i went and bought a UPS, but that has not fixed the issue. I've monitored my CPU and it's far from over heating. I have the log constantly written out to see that. I was using Core Temp for that.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

My event viewer is empty, so i'm not sure at this point...
 

A:PC Randomly freezes/power cycles and black screens and mouse light goes out.

Does this happen ONLY when your AC comes on in the house?

Try running in Safe Mode, does it happen then?

What are the temps..do you have temperature reading software installed? (such as Speedfan)
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
 

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Hey

Whats going on :
Recently I started experiencing random Freezes and Hangs. Even during logon [ Starts all the way from after the windows 7 logo ] My computer was working fine till yesterday night. In the morning I was in a hurry and Shut down the laptop. Windows asked me if I wanted to Force Close all programs which I did.

Now it randomly hangs and freezes with the hard disk access light lit up. During these "freezes" the mouse moves around freely but everything else hangs [Including running programs.]

Also I experienced one BSOD while using Google Chrome to search forums for an answer.
And there are several hard faults occurring for svchost.exe .

Is there any way I can fix this without resorting to re installing windows?

What I have done so far :
1. Ran memtest to see if RAM had faults. Result : No Faults.
2. Ran couple of Disk Checking tools and also the windows one. Result : No faults. S.M.A.R.T : OK.
3. Restored to a point yesterday morning. Result : No changes, still hangs.
4. Tried to check minidumps from BSOD. None exist. [Even did a *dmp search. Found a AppCrash report for Zune Player]
4. New BSOD - IRQl_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Uploaded BSOD logs.
5. Ran sfc/scannow in CMD. No corruption.

System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: CLEVO
System Model: P150HMx
BIOS: BIOS Date:... Read more

A:Random Freezes and Hangs

Update : BSOD logs from a IRQl_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD that just occurred has been attached.

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Hi Everybody,

I just put together a new pc. I'm trying to get Vista x86 going, but have run into some serious problems...

Gigabyte ga-m59sli-s5 motherboard F8 bios (latest)
4 GB (4x1GB) sticks of corsair pc800
Maxtor 1 TB hdd sata 300
PNY Xlr8 geforce 9800 gt 1 GB pci-x video card
pc power and cooling silencer 750 power supply

I had the F7 bios, had to update to the F8 because the bios reports the wrong size on 1 TB hard drives. Flashed the bios from the Qbios utility right out of the bios setup screen and all was well. Vista Ultimate set up fine. No errors or problems. As expected Vista is only reporting 3.5 GB of ram. The first thing I did was install the chipset drivers that I downloaded from gigabyte. Halfway through the install vista started random hangs and froze during the install. Had to kill the power. Used lkg to get back in. Reinstalled the chipset drivers with no trouble. It's been hang up and freeze randomly ever since.

Maybe it's the ram issue? Maybe the chipset drivers? Gonna try removing some ram tonight until I can get some windows updates. If I don't do anything the system is fine. I can even browse the web. It seems to act up when I try to install drivers or updates.

Any Ideas? Nothing is OC'd and temps are nice and cool.

A:Random hangs and freezes

nForce Driver is a newer nforce package than the one on Gigabyte site so may be try that. 50mb from September 08 vs. 21mb from December 06. I wonder if you should untick some featues

Im thinking about "Network Management Tools" which means Firewall among other things? Nvidia hardware firewall on NF4 chipset is one of the worst hardware/software creations ever. Guess improved on 590. You will have to untick if you dont want it. Can probably be disabled in bios even.

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For the past few days, I've been getting random freezes and hangs with different programs/apps/windows in general. The first I noticed of this was chrome. It started hanging for a few seconds before it would go back to normal. Also, scrolling has gotten laggy on pages, as well. I tried running some diagnostic programs for my graphics cards, specifically CoreTemp, because they've been getting hotter than usual, and I had a problem with a game earlier with weird lag. There was an option to refresh the program, so I clicked it, and my computer completely froze up. I couldn't move my mouse or do anything at all. I left it for a few seconds, to see if I could gain back control, but nothing was happening so I hard shut down my laptop. The second time this happened, I was watching an embedded youtube video on a forum, and the video wasn't showing up, so I click on it to be sent to youtube to see if the video would show up, and the same freeze and hang occurred. The only things I really had open at both of these times were teamspeak and chrome. The second time it froze, it disconnected my headphones, and I could hear the people I was talking to, but it was robotic and choppy.

I've tried running different diagnostic exams, Chkdsk and Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool, and run registry cleaners, virus and malware scans, and all I could think of. I'm not sure what's causing this to happen. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Random Freezes and Hangs

Have you tried a clean boot or disabling unnecessary startups, services, gadgets?

What did you use to detect rogues? Did it find any?

run then save and send msinfo32.nfo log

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Hello, after a restart today I started getting random black screens (usually while in Google Chrome) for a few seconds (no more than 5). Image comes back as if nothing happened, or opens a chrome tab with "how to get help in Windows 10. What should I do/try? Edit: I noticed that the screen brightness sometimes is set to a different value from what it was.

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Hi guys. I'm not to experienced with computers and software/hardware but hopefully you can help me out. (A friend recommended me here). My computer recently started crashing and the problem windows is saying it is is ''Blue Screen''. I've tried to restore it to a earlier time using System restore but that doesn't work.

The first problem is that when I play World of Warcraft and switch between WoW and Desktop that my computer will sometimes (Randomly) crash in the process of switching which all it shows is a black screen but i can still hear the sound. The second problem is that, again when im switching between wow and the desktop that it will just (Randomly) restart itself.

Hope i posted in the correct section ^^

A:HELP!! Computer black screens/Random restart ''Blue screen''

Lets start with the basic's

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Ok ive recently bought a 6870 and randomly (not all the time) the second i load a youtube video with hardware acceleration enabled in flash the screen goes (blue) sometimes black however the fans and the rest of the pc appear to be running.

I have run some tests with an auto refresh addon on the youtube videos and its deffinetly hardware accelration thats causing the issue.

The card works perfectly with all games and everything else it just seems to be flash related..

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Radeon 6870 random black screens with hardware acceleration

What brand of video card you got .. what Power Supply you use.... and what driver version?
 

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Like the title says, my friend got a half week old computer and sometimes when booting he gets random black screens. (My another not so experienced friend assembled it because i was too busy.)

When that happens he has to force computer to shutdown.

Also when these random black screens occur the usb devices wont turn on.
One thing i noticed when he get black screens is things like dvd tray will open.(So it?s not most likely cpu related.)

He has to start machine couple of times to get system working proberly.
Most common scenario when this all happen is cold boot after night etc.

Another thing what concerns me is the fact he got three different bluescreens today when he was booting the system after school.

I?ve looked into it but i?m still kind of newb(been messing with computers couple of years) so i have no idea what the problem would be so this is where SF steps in. D:

I wasn?t there on the scene so i don?t know what are the exact BSODs he got but i asked him to give me all info zipped for SF-Diagnostic tool and i?ve attached it on this topic.

Last but not the least, i but his system specs below:

Windows 7 ultimate x64 build 7601

Mobo: Asus 99X AM3+ with UEFI BIOS(don?t remember exact model)
CPU: AMD PH II 960T 4x 3.0ghz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2gb XFX Dual fan edition
RAM: Corsair vengeance low profile 2x4gb White edition
PSU: Cooler master GX-lite 500W
He uses aftermarket cpu cooler but don?t remember what one, also his case is antec basic case but don?t rememb... Read more

A:Half week old computer random black screens when booting.

Download an application called "bluescreenview". Use this to retrieve the bug codes that are dumped after the BSOD. Post the results back, or look the codes up yourself. I would take this one step at a time. The black screen and the blue screen are most likely related. When the black screen appears, does it hang, or is it intermittent?

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