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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In addition, my computer has acquired this awful addiction of absolutely freezing up. Any audio arena will abide going, but if it is with video, the video will stop._________________duplicate

A:Computer freezing

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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My computer works fine for ages then the screen freezes, the mouse freezes and all i am left with is the screen frozen.

THIS MUST BE HARDWARE RELATED. I spent 3 days trying things with software and today i successfully reformatted and set up my computer again... everything was running smoothly and then poof it was frozen. It froze while i was moving a document from one folder to another... saying this it freezes no matter what i am doing.

What can cause this? I think i will have to take it into a repair shop but i would much prefer if you could give me some recommendation and perhaps some diagnostic tools i could use?

A:computer freezing

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My computer is freezing on me.
At about 10 mins after starting my computer will freeze up.
At first the curser will move but not do anything.
control alt delete will not work, I have to push the restart button
as nothing will work.

This is a new thing and I have not changed anything or loaded any
programs or anything.

I've done a couple virus scans and a disk cleanup. Nothing comes up.

I've seen a lot of people asking questions about Vista freezing and starting back up in 30 seconds. Mine will not start up. And will freeze if I am away from the computer, which I will find when I come back later.

What I find is that everything works fine in safe mode.

Anyone have any ideas of what this may be and what I can do to solve it.


A:Computer Freezing

Hi Wardjus1,

Have you considered restoring your system back to a date prior to when you started having this freezing problem? Also, the fact that the problem doesn't occur in safe mode make me think 'driver problem'. Have you recently updated any drivers on your system?


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I have had an issue with my computer freezing. I reinstalled Windows yesterday. All seems to be running well. However, when I try to burn a CD the computer hangs halfway through. The software is compatible so I don't expect this to be the problem.

I don't appear to have any viruses or other issues.

Could this be a problem with my power supply? I though a dying power supply would cause a reboot, not a hang.

Windows XP Pro
Athlon XP 1900
2x 512MB DDR Ram
180 GB HDD
250 GB HDD
24x Burner
DVD Burner
DVD Drive
Enermax 450W PS

Thanks all.

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Hi, and thanks in advance for the help.

I have a Compaq nc8430, running Windows XP Professional.

About a week ago, my computer froze up; no keys worked, power button inoperative. I had to unplug and remove battery to reset. Since then, the computer will run for 20-30 minutes, then freeze again; occasionally it will run longer. It seems that usually before it freezes, the hard drive light is on solid, whereas up to that point it is flickering a lot.

Here's the Hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:01:05 AM, on 01/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Read... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing

Oh, and I ran a complete AVG virus scan and it came up clean. Also, I've used System Restore several times, restoring back to over a month ago, and the problem remains.

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I am using windows 7. It freezes when I am watching videos or playing videos games, if I wait 10-20 seconds it will usually unfreeze and will go back to normal. I have tried CCleaner and it did not work for me. My computer does freeze on a regular basis. I want to try everything before i go see a professional. Are their any suggestions you guys have?

A:My computer keeps freezing.

A computer that freezes is usually caused by overheating. Or a failing Power Supply Unit. Shut down the computer and take off the side. Clean out the dust and blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Take a look at the label for the PSU and report the Make, Model# and Wattage. Start the computer and make sure all fans are spinning.
Try doing a Clean Boot. If this works then add each startup item one at a time until you find the culprit.

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My computer keeps freezing up and I can't figure out why. Here is a copy of my HiJack This log. Does anyone see anything that would cause my computer to keep freezing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:50 PM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shar... Read more

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Hi all,

My computer started freezing a couple of weeks ago while playing Need For Speed Most Wanted, naturally I assumed since it only did it then it was a possible graphics card overheating problem since it has done it occassionally during UT2004 as well.

So what I did was went out and got myself a Vantec PCI slot fan which I was told would help a lot.

I got that this weekend. Now all of a sudden the game still freezes (thankfully it doesn't decide to reboot the computer anymore like it used to) but also I noticed that 3 times yesterday I had left my computer alone not doing anything and when I got back it had frozen. It even froze overnight while I wasn't even doing anything on it.

Do u think it's still the graphics card overheating or do you think that maybe it's my CPU as well? Or do you think my computer just needs a good dusting? Cos I noticed there is dust inside.

Sorry if you think I am being a bit dumb here though. I just thought I should get some opinions before trying to mod stuff or buy some more fans when all it might be is dust.

Thanks guys

A:Computer Freezing

Please tell me what kind of video card you have.

It is very common for older cards to freeze up on games with heavy graphics acceleration (a problem I'm having now with BF2 . )

You may need a new videocard,
also, to see if anything else is overheating, download speedfan (Google "speedfan")

and tell me the temperatures.

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I have a Laptop Dell M-90 workstation. I have ran the system dia. on it and it passed. It loads as usuall up to the point where the yahoo IM window shows and the antivirus shows and then it freezes. Sometimes the mouse may work sometimes it frezzes also. For a while it was giving me a message that the null could not be found. I will not let me access the start menu. And it all started when I added a 2nd virus scan program without taking off the first one. I forgot. But since then it has not been loading. It is not successfully loading windows


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Hello i am having trouble with my computer, it freezes on the acasion of either, starting up,ingame and randomly. i have had this computer for about 4-5years and havent had this problem, i started about 2 months ago, then i went away and when i came back it was still doing it, my computer is: (ill just say what it says in the system and what i know) Intel pentium 4 2.80ghz 1 gig of DDR ram and radeon 9550 (AGP).
i did originally have Norton anti viral protection, but we changed to mcafee and some other programs we have are spybot search and destroy,spyware blaster.
if there are any other questions of anything else that may help you,help me sort out my problem just ask

oh and forgot to add,when it freezes it freezes with what was last displayed on the screen (ie. desktop) or the screen just goes black, and i have to turn it off at the wall, and sometimes it wont turn the monitor on, so i took off my LCD and put on the old CRT one.

ill post a printscreen of my processes if that helps

Thanks :)

A:Computer Freezing

Look in E vent Viewer for hints on what is causing the freeze . . . Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Event Viewer . . look thru the three sections for error messages

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i have window vista. On my laptop i plug my internet wire into the USB plug. When i do a sound comes on to show its in, put if i knock it ever so slightly it cuts off and my entire computer jams! I have to switch it off by pulling the battery out and restarting the entire thing!
This problem has only developed in the last few days. It has took me 4 attempts at writing this post.
Please help me, as this computer is well needed for the family.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Try a different usb cable.

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This is my first post sorry for the name just went with this spray on my desk (lazy I know but we can't all be creative). Cool, well my computer keeps freezing on me and its got to the point where I might just chuck it out the window or play frisby with the dog.

Freezing, mainly when I use the internet.
It freezes sometimes as soon as I open the web, other times it takes ages. It also sometimes doesn't freeze for long and I can continue using the internet, or whatever other programme. I have noticed if I start trying to close programmes down when its running slow it freezes.

Possible cause?:
I recently stopped using norton security and had no protection for 3 days (a very bad idea I know). In that time I had some maleware or addware (I'm not sure of the proper term) pose as the Action Center telling me I had to use this software as my firewall (not sure of the name). Even shutting down the Action Center (which with every click led back to a page to buy said software) I would have constant messages about updating my firewall and internet protection. After turning off my computer this problem did finally go away.

Here are my system specs:

Protection:Comodo, malwarebytes, spybot S&D.
OS: Windows 7 Premium
PC: HP, G62 Notebook
Proccesor: Intel Core i3CPM M350 @2.27 2.27
RAM: 4.00GB (3.80 usable)

Well there it is hope I can get some help!

A:Computer Freezing

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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Hey guys, my computer has recently started to freeze quite a bit.
It is mostly when i have a few programs running at once, but I dont see why this is a problem. I have 512 mb of RAM installed... on average when my computer freezes my ram defragmentor in my desktop tray says i have over 300 Mb free.
I have also tried reinstalling my graphics card and drivers, as i had a similar problem before and that's what fixed it, but no dice this time.
Any ideas?

Running athlon 3100+, geforce 4 mx 440 card, 512 mb ram, seagate 40 gb drive


A:computer freezing

can somebody please help me...

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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.

A:freezing computer

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

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So I just recently picked up a used computer. It hasn't stopped freezing on me! Its got a pretty nice ATI video card in it and 2GB RAM. (it runs windows XP Pro) The power supply is only 250watts.

I have already tried repairing Windows Windows which hasn't helped.

Any ideas??

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my computer keeps freezing up for about one minute and then runs fime for about 2minutes, i mean my mouse, keybord, everything hdd i think sound, it freezes as im toying now. im thinking eather hdd or prosser, plese help me i just orded a viedo card and dont want it to go to wast i dont know what to do


P.S it frose 2 rtimes as i was typing now.

A:HELP!!! computer keeps freezing

you should check your ram , or see if you have too many programs running at once .
i.e. limewire or downloading program and musik going at the same time .

"or you should try downloading spokeh.exe if you dont want your comp anymore"
lolz jk

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Help. My computer freezes, sometimes, not all the time, but freezes, when using the internet, a window will neither connect to a website nor close but stalls, while another window may operate. My computer is slow, sometimes slower than at other times. It freezes most when using a) Realplayer; Google Blogger; and the internet.

A:My computer is always freezing

Can you get into task manager by pressing crtl,alt,del and clicking task manager?
From within there see if you can detect if your computer is busy doing something by the amount of cpu usage that it shows.

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I have a custom built computer that has recently started freezing with no warning or no blue screens!
It seems to occur more frequently when under load, like playing high end games for example. When the computer freezes it becomes completely unresponsive and makes a strange sound out of the computer speakers.

Here are my Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1535 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 439310 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Rampage III GENE
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have attached a picture for OCCT with voltages and temps.

A:My computer keeps freezing? Help!

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My brother is the tech support guy in the family and he and I have done just about everything we can think of.. disk scans, defrag.. used malware bytes multiple times now, he seems to think it may be a hardware problem, but heres the issue; randomly it freezes up whatever im doing, and eventually locks up entirely, but at first i can move my mouse still.. sometimes i can even continue playing my game and talking to my friends after i hear the sound crash loop which seems to come with every freeze.. if i press the windows key or control+alt+delete, my computer responds to it, i see the little task bar at the bottom of the screen, but nothing more, eventually i have to hard boot my computer *sigh* please PLEASE somone help me? EDIT: also cant seem to do a system restore, keeps telling me nothing has been effected everytime i try, and there are only 2 reset points anyway, niether of which seem to be behind the date at which these issues came to be.

A:computer freezing up

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I have this problem where no matter what I'm doing my computer will randomly stutter up and freeze. It's weird because while it's stuttering it will still take into account actions that I give it while it's in a frozen period. If I click something it will slowly show it registering it between it freezing. Even worse as of lately I'll get these random distortions sometimes while I'm listening to music, and as of today it hit its worst peak. I was just browsing the web, and the music started distorting, and then my screen went pure white. I had to do a hard restart. Anyone got any ideas? Also, my music collection isn't getting messed up is it? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a custom build I put together myself.

A:Computer Freezing Up

I'd run PC Check 6.5 off Hiren's Boot CD to test the hardware. A more rudimentary way is to boot up with an Ubuntu boot CD, which you would have to create with another working computer. This loads the OS from the CD into the RAM.
Can you get into the BIOS OK or does it freeze up?

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My computer keeps freezing for no reason.

I need help!!!!!


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My computer keeps freezing, I have no clue why. It's the first time it started doing this. Im trying to install xp and openSUSE. When I got xp installed, it just started freezing. Please help asap. Thanks =)

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Okay, so my computer has been sort of freezing every time I try and start it up normally. Everything will load, but right once I try to open a program or click on the start menu, that thing will freeze. I'm still able to move around my mouse, but everything else is just frozen where it is. It works fine in safemode, and I've checked for spyware and viruses, and it's neither of the cases.

I recently installed Office 2007, and I think that may be the case, but, alas, it won't let me uninstall it in safemode.

If anyone could help me it would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

go into msconfig/startup
untick all
reboot normally
if it boots ok,retick the boxes one at a time rebooting until it fails again
to isolate the problem

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A:Need Help - Computer Keeps Freezing

Hello ash24,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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I have this problem where my computer randomly freezes. It freezes completely randomly, normally once a day and its getting to the stage now where it is really pissing me off quite frankly. I'll tell exactly how it crashes with an example. I'm looking around playing a well known game called counter-strike when everything stops. The first times it did this i went for Ctrl+Alt+Del, or Alt+tab. Of course the computer did not respond.

I've tried re-installing windows, vacuum cleaning the insides of the computer, cleaning up the registry uninstalling all unnecessary programs. Anything else you guys can suggest?

A:Computer freezing.

post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side of the power supply
go into the bios and post what it lists as the tempretures and voltages

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my computer keeps freezing up many times

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Hi I have been having problems with my comp, here are the specs...

quad core Intel q6700
2x GTX 260 bfg tech maxcore
8GB gamer fatality memory 5-5-4-18
sound blaster audigy
1tb hd
850 watt kingston psu
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Okay, now i am currently able to post this because i am running the os in safe mode w/networking. problem is everytime i start os eventually within 5-15 minutes i have a freeze and have to restart my computer, the display simply freezes w/out any warning and stays that way. i ran a virus scan with avg and nothing wrong, i cleaned my registry and didnt help, finally i even defragmented my hd and didn't work, I had recently overclocked the system and so i though that was the problem but when i downgraded through the bios and through the nvidia control panel it wouldnt resolve the problem. I have run out of ideas, i have also taken each part apart and cleaned the entire thing, but that didn't make a difference. Lastly i want to say that i have not made a restore point yet so i cant revert to any previous time and that is what the problem is so all you techs this might be a chllenge.

A:My computer keeps freezing...Please Help

Quote: Originally Posted by XurdeadX

Hi I have been having problems with my comp, here are the specs...

quad core Intel q6700
2x GTX 260 bfg tech maxcore
8GB gamer fatality memory 5-5-4-18
sound blaster audigy
1tb hd
850 watt kingston psu
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Okay, now i am currently able to post this because i am running the os in safe mode w/networking. problem is everytime i start os eventually within 5-15 minutes i have a freeze and have to restart my computer, the display simply freezes w/out any warning and stays that way. i ran a virus scan with avg and nothing wrong, i cleaned my registry and didnt help, finally i even defragmented my hd and didn't work, I had recently overclocked the system and so i though that was the problem but when i downgraded through the bios and through the nvidia control panel it wouldnt resolve the problem. I have run out of ideas, i have also taken each part apart and cleaned the entire thing, but that didn't make a difference. Lastly i want to say that i have not made a restore point yet so i cant revert to any previous time and that is what the problem is so all you techs this might be a chllenge.

Hello Welcome to SF,

Most of the times the Freezing issue would happen when the Drivers are not up to date or bad drivers, a Firewall or A/V could cause it Or a bad hardware like RAM etc.

1, So the best approach would be to start with Drivers make sure you have all the Dr... Read more

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Hi guys,

New to all this so hope you can help.

The other day I used the sony restore option to format and reinstall my C: Drive.

Ever since this has been happening, the computer has been freezing for between 15 seconds - 2 minutes and in particular the internet halts (however messenger for example still stays logged in)

I have looked in Event Viewer and have seen the following 4 errors just now which coincided with when the computer crashed.

Any help appreciated.


Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the Schedule service

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the SENS service

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the W32Time

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the wuauserv

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Further information :

My Computer just got the blue screen of death (beginning to think I may need to reformat the whole badboy !!) Did a minidump and here is the result :

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini080107-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is:
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x805533a0
Debug session time: Wed Aug 1 14:01:44.906 2007 (GMT+1)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:55:28.514
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analy... Read more

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