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Q: Computer keeps freezing

Hey guys,

I have just bought a whole bunch of new hardware, and did a fresh install of windows 7 not too long ago. Now I don't know whether this is a driver issue or (more than likely) a hardware issue, but every now and then, whilst doing non-intensive stuff like browsing while listening to music, the computer will freeze for a few seconds, sometimes 1 second, sometimes 30 seconds or more, I just wait for it to unlock.

Sometimes (3 times in total now) it doesn't ever unlock. I cant restart using the reset button so I have to hold the power button for 6 seconds and then it will forcefully power off.

My spec is:
Windows 7 64bit professional
Zotac H55-ITX MOBO,
Intel i5 3.2GHz processor
1.5TB Freecom E-Sata (I use this as my documents etc.)
lian li pc-q07b case.
Nvidia 8600GT 512MB VRAM -- this is the only thing that I could salvage from my old pc.
No Optical drive, the motherboard has an onboard wireless N card, and onboard sound (realtek).

I really hope it isn't the graphics card, It hasn't ever happened when playing high intensive 3D games but that could just be chance.

Its never happened when the pc was not playing some kind of music, but again, that could be an off chance thing because I rarely ever have my pc silent. So when it freezes, it always buzzes (playing the last note over and over I think).

Anyways, I think I have given as much info as I can give at the moment.

Please advise.


Preferred Solution: Computer keeps freezing

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: Computer keeps freezing

You will want to test your RAM using Memtest86+
Download Memtest86 .iso file.
Burn it do disc using ImgBurn
Download and install ImgBurn.
Once that is done, right-click on the memtest86+4.10.iso file and select "Burn using ImgBurn or Open with>Imgburn.
Then burn the .iso image to disc.
Leave the disc in your PC and reboot
Your PC should Boot from CD, if not bring up your boot menu and boot from CD.
If any memory errors are detected, you have a bad stick of RAM. You can test this quickly, by removing one stick of RAM at a time and seeing if it continues.

Next test your HD using you HD manufacturers diagnostic utility (i.e. Seagate, WD, Hitachi, etc.)

If neither of those options work, start your PC in safe mode, by pressing F8 repeatedly while windows is starting up. Select Start PC in safe-mode with networking. Download and install Malwarebytes.
Update Malwarebytes and run a full scan on your PC.

Also download CCleaner.
Go to Tools>startup> and look for unnecessary startup files that are booting when your PC starts.( i.e. google, adobe, java, etc.) Also look for anything located in c:\users\(name). (especially if the file name is a bunch of random letters, i.e. ererfwefserewd.dll)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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My Computer for the past two weeks and sometimes on and off had suddenly becaame it freeze alot when starting jukebox, or just simple programs like internet explorer, I would highly appriciate someone looking at my log file and replying, Thanks Alot!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:00 PM, on 11/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

I don't see anything in your log or your description of your problem to come to the conclusion that your problem is malware related. When there is malware present there will always be other internet related symptoms like popups or a browser hijack etc...

I will advise you to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Spyware as the version you have is very old and no longer supported. It in now called Windows Defender.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently. Go through this now and see if it helps:

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.


Personally, I think you should click on the "report" link of your post and ask the moderator to move your thread to the malware removal forum, to be certain that the malware is gone.

Be sure to read


and http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603619-please-read-before-posting-forum.html

It is possible that the programs you listed have missed a nasty piece of malware.

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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hi all im new to techspot,my computer keeps freezing.my friend who built both my last 2 computers has done all kinds of checks,tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard,replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for 3 days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up.replaced graphics card worked ok for 2 days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up,ive just ordered new 1.5tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply,ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones.i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no's wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he's never come across this,its totally random ive even got new 22 inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present.its so annoying can anyone help please

A:Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

Well replace the power supply then...

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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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I don't know what else to say other than my computer has been freezing and firefox has been freezing lately. I called the manufacturer and he said to restore windows to factory settings, so I did that. Things were great for a week or so, but recently my computer has begun freezing again. It happens pretty frequently. Firefox will also freeze when trying to get it to do very little work, like loading two tabs simultaneously, e.g. My AVS found a suspicious file recently and quarantined it, but still, the freezing has continued. Please advise.

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Carly Mergens at 23:41:53.37 on Sat 02/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3884.2374 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

A:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Recently(about 2 weeks ago), my computer started freezing. It happened 5 times already(one of them occurred as I was typing this post). I wasn't doing anything in particular, just using Firefox to browser the web.

3 of the freezings occurred while I was just browsing, 2 occurred while my computer was starting up. No sites in general either, out of the 3 times I froze, I was on different sites each time(all of them are "known safe ones" too like ign.com, wikipedia, etc).

After the latest freeze(during browsing), I restarted my computer only for my computer to freeze again after 3 seconds(screen stayed the same, it happened right after it showed me my memory test). Then I restarted my computer again and it froze before anything showed up(monitor did not detect anything so the monitor did not show anything).
Here's what I have done so far:

1. I used memtest86 and done 3 full tests, no errors on any tests.

2. Did anti-virus and anti-spyware scan on my computer(I used: Avast, Spybot, Adaware).

3. Checked Windows Event Viewer(unfortunately it didn't log anything).

Here's the last things I did to my computer before I noticed the freezings:
1. I downloaded and installed Secunia PSI.

2. I downloaded and installed the latest version of WinRAR and Quicktime player(recommendations from Secunia).

3. I also installed various security patches from microsoft update.

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing(computer stays frozen until I shutdown)

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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Recently built a new PC with a friend. It runs like a beast but I have been having some issues. It has frozen about 5 times since I got it last week. The freezes happened at various times. Once right before booting up a game, once right after exiting a game, once while in a game, and once while loading firefox. I thought it might be the RAM so I checked the BIOS and changed the RAM timings to default. I also ran memtest for a few hours and it found no errors. After changing the timings I had no freezes for about 3 days, but earlier this afternoon I froze right after booting up when loading firefox again. They are the kind of freezes where I must do a hard reset by holding down the power button.

Possibly related, there are some problems with at least 2 USB ports. I have a wireless mouse/keyboard and USB WiFi adapter. Sometimes the mouse will start lagging. When this happens, the internet speed nearly dies. (In other words, mouse lagging and drop in internet speed happens at the same time). It will take several minutes to load a website. The problem will go away on its own eventually, or right away if I reboot.

Any suggestions on what I can do?

Intel i7 2600K (not overclocked)
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67
Radeon 6870 x2
G.SKILL Sniper Series (4 x 4GB) 1866 (PC3 14900)
Windows 7 64-bit of course
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Su... Read more

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My computer randomly but often freezes up, requiring forced turnoff and reboot. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I have checked multiple times but can find no evidence of a virus...whats going on? Is this a result of a bad hard drive or a problem with XP? Any ideas would really be appreciated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:52:12 AM, on 11/7/2004
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\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\inKline Global\PC Booster\pcbooster.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:computer freezing up

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In the last few days my PC has decided to freeze at various times for no particular reason. It happens in the middle of whatever I'm doing such as playing games, surfing, writing or reading email. I try to bring up Task Manager to see what is running at the time, but it won't appear and nothing responds. I have to unplug and do a power shutdown, then reboot. Numerous malware/virus/spy scans have produced nothing of concern. I even did an interior clean-out, thinking overheating might be the problem. I hadn't installed any new hardware or software proceeding this problem.
I am using WinXP Professional SP 3

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Hello saltydogs,

When first reading this, I would have thought overheating or some type of hardware conflict but since you said you have neither installed any new software or hardware, maybe it's not. How old is your system by the way and is a prebuilt computer or did you build it yourself? You also mentioned that you ran several anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware scans; care to say which ones you ran and provide any logs that you have?


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I have been having problems with my computer freezing up quite a bit for the last 6 months. I have changed hard drives, downloaded Tune-up Utilities, cleaned out my files, and cleaned out the inside of my computer and still it freezes up on me! It?s very annoying! I'll be right in the middle of something, then nothing responds and it freezes up! I am surprised that it hasn't frozen up, while I have been typing this problem! So, I end up having to hit the reset button and lose what I had up on my computer!
Here are my computer specs:
I have a custom made computer, which is about 3 years old, with an ASUS motherboard and parts.
An Intel Pentium D cpu
2Gigs of RAM
250 GB hard drive
DVD & CD drives
McAfee antivirus, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes anti-malware, Super antispyware.
Nothing special here. Please someone help me!

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Error messages?

Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?

How much free space on the C: partition?

Are fans working properly...have you checked the CPU temperatures in the BIOS after a freeze?


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My Pc has reasonable specs and has worked perfectly fine until the last 2 weeks. After a while it will suddenly freeze disabling me from using my keyboard and mouse allowing me having to press the restart button on the hard drive to restart the pc.

Please could people tell me why this could be?

It could be because of heat but my cpu could handle me having several applications open, now i feel i'm risking the pc to a further crashing my having more than 1 application open.

Please help! thanks in advance

A:Computer Keeps freezing! please help

when you power the PC, if you let it sit on the destop does still freeze? or does it freeze only when you try to run an application?

Try going to MSconfig and running the System on Selective start up.
Go to RUN, Type: " MSconfig " On the General tab click Selective Start up and uncheck all options. Restart and browse around, open a few Applications and see if you're still having the same problem.

Also, how old is your Hard Drive? Maybe is time for a new one?

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Ok, we have a computer at work which is networked; my computer freezes on me every 1/2 hour or so; i will be in the middle of quickbooks or outlook express and then they will just disappear and the whole screen turns blue, its just the background of the desktop that you see w/ none of the icons or anything. it drives me nuts, does anyone know how to fix this? i have to constantly push the button off and on again to reboot...

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Hi there,

Please can you help me with my computer freezing problem? it is really annoying to have to reboot my computer all the time.

Any help will be so appreciated,


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this problem happend when this computer was running umbuntu as well but i put it down to the fact i was editing photos and going to fast for the processor it freezes the screen and music just becomes a sticking cd noise it lasts a few seconds to a complete freeze requiring shuting down the computer from the switch sometimes it runs ok for up to 20 min sometimes it freezes almost immediatly other problem may be related maybe not it does not load windows seven properly every time it claimes the video card not good enough but picks it up other times plus the clock is not always right is this fixable or do i need a new computer

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Please provide the information in this post (even though you're not having BSOD's): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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DDSCODEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64  Run by home at 15:04:42.95 on Wed 07/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.904 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Local... Read more

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=\EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 450 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 7 days. ~BP

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Win xp 1.8 gig cable

Programs freezing with hour glass. No response. Can't download pics from camera. when I hit ctrl alt delete the task manager screen shows, but the computer won't shut off and re boot.
Used Ad aware and deleted 3 data miners, but still not working right.
shut off manually with button.
Any suggestions on trouble shooting.
Another program won't open and I will need to call their tec support.
Not having a good day.

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my Pc i s slow, freeze then restarted.Could you please tell me what is the problem?Thank you for your answer in anticipation.

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browser pointer freezes, only way of starting is switching off comuputor is by pressing the power button on the computor, i have windows XP Pro, and i have 1GB RAM.

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Double-check here:http://www.buzzle.com/articles/why-does-th...e-computer.html

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my computer keeps freezing. im just running tasks and it just stops. no response, but the screen stays on, and i hav to reset it. what can i do?

i recently installed more RAM but it was freezing before this

please write back when possible.. any help is great! thanks


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hi matt_capanna and welcome to TSF !

Could be hardware or software, we can't really say while we have no error message. Post your system specs so that we can help you better (see the link in my sig).

Run the event viewer : start => run => eventvwr.msc. Check in the different sections (system, application, security) whether there are errors or warnings corresponding to the times of the freezes.

Go to the device manager : start => run => devmgmt.msc. Check "show hidden devices" in the view menu and check that there are no warning signs in your devices list.

Have you tried restarting in safe mode to see if the problem also happens there ? Press the F8 key during startup (F5 on Asus motherboards) and choose safe mode there.

Here are some general hardware tests that you can do on your own not having to wait for us to answer, but do tell us about any error message you should see.

- Test your memory :

Download and burn memtest86+ bootable iso. You'll need to use a burning software that's able to burn CD's from .iso files (most softwares can do that but the one integrated in Windows XP can't).

Boot the computer on the CD : search for a message telling you which key to press to enter setup or refer to this site to know how to enter the bios at startup and set the boot priority to CD-rom first.

Leave memtest run at least 3 full passes on your memory or leave it running overnight. It's recommended that you double-check those results wi... Read more

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Good afternoon,

Except for the IE window I have open, the rest of my pc is frozen. If I pause for too long, I will have to ctrl/alt/del to unfreeze it, only to have it happen a few seconds later. It's very annoying to say the least, but I cannot figure out what is causing it. I've checked for malware, spyware, registry errors (pc bug doctor). I've stopped almost everything from loading at start up. I went through my event viewer errors to see if there was a problem, deleted updates that were not compatible with my system. Still..nothing. Also, my DPC's go upto and over 50% when certain things load.

Could they be related?

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ok i have been having this problem since this problem since this morning. my computer would be working perfectly, not slow at all. then, all of a sudden, it just freezes. i cant move my cursur. i'v waited for about 20 minutes, but nothing happens, and i have to turn the computer off.

whats wrong with my computer, and how can i fix it?

thnx in advance

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Sounds Like Overheating

My first guess would have to be heat. Have you gone into bios and checked the "hardware monitor". It will give you the cpu temp. If it is too hot you will damage the processor. Shouldn't run much more than 120 degrees F. Second, is it setting where it can get air, not in a desk cubby hole? How many fans do you have? Start checking everything heat related.

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First, thanks for taking the time to help me out with this problem. Okay so i have a HP laptop with windows Vista on it. The other day it all the sudden froze. So I had to hold the power button to reset it. It booted fine and once it was done I would click on something and it would freeze again. I couldnt even ctrl+alt+delete. I have button reset it multiple times. I then went into safe mode to do a virus and spyware scan and it froze in the middle of that. I have also done a system restor and memory error scan and none of it has worked.

I hope this is enough info.

Thank you

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Hello , when ever i play .wmv files (video) or play flas games on yahoo.com my computer just freezes ,and i am forced to do a hard boot . I have tried many diffrent sound cards and video cards , and I have reinstalled windows four times now and still have the same error .. Somebody said I should do a hijack this log , well here it is hope it helps ..
Thanks for your time Bud

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:46:01 PM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.micro... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here, and don't know too much about computers, so please be patient!

I've been having problems for a while now. For the last few months, my computer has been freezing, sometimes after an hour, sometimes it'd last a few hours. I assumed it was just overheating or something, so I'd turn it off and leave it for a while.

Then, a few weeks ago, I'd turn it on and it wouldn't even get as far as windows. So I did a system recovery, and then it'd get to windows but everything would take a few minutes to load up, and I couldn't access any of my files or anything.

So my friend came over, backed up all my stuff, and reinstalled everything. Hurrah, it worked again! Almost like new! Except I noticed after a couple of days that it was still freezing sometimes. The other day I downloaded some windows updates, and the freezing has become far more frequent, I'm sometimes lucky if it lasts half an hour. A couple of times it's taken just a few minutes before freezing.

Anyone have any ideas? Is there anything I can do?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi hannnah and welcome to TSF !

Could be some hardware problems if a reinstall didn't solve it.

Go to the event viewer : start => run and type eventvwr.msc /s. Go to the different sections and report any error you see there.

Go to the device manager : right-click on my computer => properties => hardware => device manager. In the view menu, enable "show hidden devices" and check there's no yellow warning sign in there.

Now is this a laptop or a desktop ? Provide us with as much information you can (brand, model, ...). Check the "posting system specs" link in my sig to know what we need.

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(originally i posted this on bf3 forums so im going to paste some of the important stuff ive said)

Its really starting to * me off ever since i started playing dungeon defenders (to pass time by till bf3) i have been getting random and frequent freezes and then there is a really loud and annoying noise playing in my headset ive never had this once and one of the times it bsod'ed why does this keep happening at first i thought it was only while playing that game but now its happening while surfing web

1.my computer case is open and i dont think it should be overheating never had a problem like that for a year

2.i have just done a system wipe and started fresh and its still happening

3.temps check out fine


sorry i didnt check this forum post today or last night but ill go find my case tonight and close it up but i have been playing all day toady i got about 2 freezes so i took my ram out swapped the slots and put them into the other 2 but 1 year ago i had blue screens for some reason and my ram was in those slots so i put them in the onese they are currently in and they stopped but anyway i put them in the*blue screen ones* and all that did was cause a blue screen so i took some ram from my bros almost identical comp (just not same gpu's) and put them in mine all is good but i got 2 freezes with those so and my bro doesnt ever get freezes so im guessing its not the ram but ill try out that case closed although my temps check out fine...but its... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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Hi A friend dropped off a computer for me to fix. It was full of spyware so I ran Malware Bytes, spybot search and destroy, Super Anti-Spyware(SAS) and did a full system scan and removed what they found. They all found a bit of junk but it was mostly Cool web search that they found other then cookies but SAS did find one infection it called a rootkit in c:\windows\mbr.exe. (I had to scan in safemode as regular mode was real slow or would just freeze up a quarter of the way through any scan.) I also ran microsoft mem test (20 passes), Did a defrag, check disk, all came up good.

Computer is a dell
has a dual 1.6-1.8 ghz processor
1 gig memory
260 gig hd
Win XP
Every time you go to do anything it just freezes up. when it freezes up the mouse still works but you just can't click on anything do anything no matter how long you wait. Also there are times that it freezes completely and nothing moves.

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Might as well clost this topic as I never received an answer in a week so I gave the pc back.

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Computer completely freezes while working on various websites (facebook, yahoo, google searching). Control+alt+delete ineffective when frozen. I restarted computer and had no problems until computer shut itself down and I recieved blue screen stating error and windows was shut down to protect the computer.

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The content (actually, the first sentence...the one with all the numeric/alphabetical data) is important...when trying to interpret and use error messages with the intent of correcting whatever might be wrong.


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Hello!One of my computers recently battled a bogus "anti-virus software" infection. I can't remember which it was exactly; AntiVirus2010 I believe. I was able to remove it using Malwarebytes and Hijackthis. Or so I thought. Now whenever I turn it on it freezes within ten minutes should I try to perform any tasks and makes an insane beeping sound when it does. I've scanned for infections with Malwarebytes and Avira and nothing shows up. Any suggestions?Any help would be very much appreciated!!Thank you.KateEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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SAS, may take a long time to scanPlease download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.FirstReboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several opti... Read more

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My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.

I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.

When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even half hour. Some... Read more

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I have this same problem with windows 8 it will just freeze while pretending it is receiving inputs. Also have you run a virus scan?

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Hey guys i am hoping to find a solution to a problem with my computer.

Basically it is continually freezing, like non stop and i have to restart the computer everytime it does it. I managed to run a few test such as hw monitor, all temps are fine. Also ran an intel burn trst and my cpu ran fine on all 5 teat on both notmal loading and also maxing on cpu. I have tried running further diagnostics but now my computer freezes withing 5 minutes of startup so i cant run nor even get the chance to download the software. To add to that i have cleaned the entire inside of the computer, the cpu fan was extremely dirty so i thought i had fixed the problem when i cleaned the heck out of it, however this has not solved it. And lastly i have taken out slots of ram one at a time and ran the computer to test for ram failure and this didnt solve it unless by some miracle chance all 3 sticks or ram have failed at once. Anyone know what else could cause it, oh and sometimes it gets past the freezing to the point it goes to the blue screen of death.

Any help would be great.


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I go into My Computer and every time, it hangs without listing my drives, and only way to stop it is killing explorer.exe.

wats going on?

A:My Computer keeps freezing

Possibly a virus. Do a thorough check with a fully-updated suite, and then an on-line scan from one or more of Trend Micro, Kaspersy, Panda in that order.

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Just upfront I want you to know that my computer knowledge is on the low end of the totem pole. I have a Dell computer. I had to replace my CPU recently. I got a Dell XPS. My operating system is Windows XP. My computer keeps freezing up many times a day. I have been in Word, in Peachtree, Go to my pc, or just online, it doesn't seem to matter. The mouse will not move and it will not allow me to do a Control-Alt-Delete. I have gotten a blue screen several times since I got this computer a month or so ago, but not recently. I really need help and don't know where to start. I had a computer guy come to the house twice, and he hasn't fixed problem. Thanks for anyone's ideas......

A:Computer freezing up.

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Hello everyone. I am experiencing a problem where my computer freezes when I play a game. It doesn't BSOD, simply the image and the sound freezes. Five minutes after I connect to a Counter Strike: Source server or when a Modern Warfare 3 match starts, my computer freezes. This does not occur 100% of the time as I was able to play a session of Counter Strike: Source without this problem occurring. This problem has not occurred outside of gaming. However, this has happened a total of three times in less than two days. This is only happening after there was a power outage in my home. My computer is new and custom made, I will list the specs:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty
Power Supply: Corsair HX750
Processor: Intel 2500k (no overclock)
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz. (no overclock)
Graphics Card: eVGA GTX 280 (no overclock) - Driver 285.62
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Network Card: Bigfoot Killer 2100
HDD 1: Samsung 320GB 7,200RPM
HDD 2: Western Digital 250GB 7,200RPM
DVD: HP dvd1260
Case: Corsair 650D

Here's a video of the problem occurring: Video
Here are some images taken from my cell-phone: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4

Thanks for the help!

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Looks like video artifacts due to defective/overheating video card.

You might have damaged some hardware in the power outage. Is your computer hooked up to a UPS?

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Groan, with impeccable timing my PC has decided to keep locking up just before Christmas.
It's been fine for over a year, but now out of the blue it keeps freezing every hour or so, I try to bring up Task Manager to close it down but it won't appear and all I get is a continuous howl from the speakers, so i have to do a power shutdown and reboot.
Any ideas why it freezes? It happens in the middle of whatever i'm doing such as playing games, surfing, writing or reading email and even in the middle of virus/adware scans.

I'm Win XP Home

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It could be anything.

Did you install/uninstall any PC hardware or software before this started to happen?

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