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Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

Q: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

Hi everyone,

I've got a pretty strange problem here. Since October 30 or so, my tablet PC has been running pretty slow for no apparent reason. I haven't seen any process in Task Manager eating up my memory or CPU but the Performance tab shows my CPU usage pegged at 100% and I've always been diligent about keeping my startup list clean and limited to the essentials. I also haven't installed or done anything different to my computer that should have caused this. Below is a list of symptoms I've noticed and things I've tried to fix it.

- Takes a good 5 minutes or so to boot up.
- Slow or jerky mouse movement
- Most actions take noticeably longer to perform
- Performance tab in Task Manager shows CPU pegged at 100% or so. No process in the Processes tab are shown eating it up though.

Things I've tried:
- Ran AVG, it found three things and put them in the "virus vault:"
---- Infection - Virus Found JS/Downloader.Agent
---- PUP - Potentially harmful program Dialer.IPK
---- Infection - Virus Found IRC/BackDoor.Flood
- Ran CCleaner (and registery cleaning option)

I've attached a HijackThis log too.

Any help is appreciated. I use this tablet PC for work and I rely on it so the sooner someone can help, the better.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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I ran the Spybot. I ran the antivirus scan. I ran CCleaner. Yet they find no threats.

I don't know why my computer has suddenly gotten slow in accessing websites, and shutting down. It used to shut down in under 1 minute. Now it takes 2-3 minutes to shut down.

Any idea what I might do next to speed up my computer?


PS I now use Vista Ultimate rather than Vista Home Premium as my OS. Where do I go to make changes and updates to my personal information? I'm sorry, I forgot.

A:[SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

My money is on excessive CPU usage. Hit ctrl-alt-delete to pull up task manager and go to the processes tab. Then click "CPU" so it sorts by maximum CPU usage. Do this while you aren't running any programs, and see if something is using a lot (really, nothing should be using more than 5 when your computer is at rest, but if something is using, say 50+ it will greatly slow down your computer).

If this is, in fact, the case, post the process name here before ending it unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

EDIT: Also, let us know if your RAM usage is really high (70+) (It will tell you your RAM usage at the bottom of the task manager on the bottom edge of the window).

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Hi to all,
Currently I face this problem in my office IBM Computer, model: 6578-GAA

For no reason, it just load up very slow and the harddisk light almost remains on all the time but it is okay when boot up in safe mode.

Can anyone enlighten me with this problem?

Many Thanks to all who offer to help.

These are details from Hijackthis.exe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 5:47:19 PM, on 17/12/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Help,My IBM computer very slow for no apparent reason?

Your log is clean, but I will recommend some tools to try:

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

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I have two computers hooked up. Both ran the internet pretty fast until a few days ago when I noticed a significant slow-down on my laptop. The other one runs pretty fast still, but this one takes a lot longer. It's a hell of a lot newer and faster too. I am wondering if there is a way to check if something bad is installed on my computer that is messing with my internet speed? Nothing suspicious appears to be running in the process window.


A:Internet Is Slow For No Apparent Reason

Try using Ad-aware or Spybot Search and destroy. Thats about the best I've got to say, but i suppose you could also try cleaning your computer to get rid of all the dust...

Also, you can always reboot the router.

Do you leave your computer on all the time? I think it doesn't help for speed either...

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For the past 4 weeks, my internet has been stupidly slow, and with slow I mean it feels like I'm browsing with dial-up.
I first noticed this in my computer, but when I told my roommates, they tought it was just my computer, because everything was fine with theirs. Two weeks later, they also started noticing. But the strange thing is: it is slower on my computer. At first I thought it was because I was browsing from the basement(house foundations and isolations could be and are interfering with my wifi signal), but today I took the pc upstairs, and I was right next to the router and google took like 30 seconds to open. I did the same on three other computers and it only took 5 seconds, still longervthan I would expect, but its way faster than mine. I've changed browsers and everything. I believe my drivers are updated, I've tried shutting down my firewall and antivirus, and that also didn't speed up the internet.

Other info: Steam registed a download speed of 700kb/s, which is way too fast. Opera registed a download speed of 500kb/s. The max I could get out of chrome was about 75kb/s. Sometimes it doesn't even connect to te internet, it detects the router, but isn't able to connect, for some stupid reason. I have cleaned up and defragged everything I can think of.
I'm using an ADSL wifi connection with a speed of 15mbits.
Netspeed registers 3, sometimes 6mbits/s, which are values you would expect if you're using wifi. Other computers register 8-9mbits/s.

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A:Internet super slow, for no apparent reason

Have you checked for any malware on your computer?

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Hey, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right section 'cause I'm not sure whether or not this is a security issue...overnight, it seems like my computer has gotten....slow. It starts up slow, much slower (all the startup items are the as they were before.) and there is a new step added to startup; on a completely black screen, at the bottom, there's a grayish white bar, that kind of fills up, and then it progresses the normal way, but much slower. The bar at the bottom (it kind of looks like the bar the fills up during safe mode startup) Also, starting in safe mode did not help, it's still much slower than normal. It's not constantly slow, I mean as I'm posting this message there's absolutely nothing wrong, but I know if I use it for another half an hour, the computer will hang for a few seconds completely without responding, at least 5 times. I'm sorry if what I've told you does not help with the diagnosis....but I'm totally confused...I deleted all temp files, checked all my processes in the task manager...defragmented.....everything seems normal. I haven't installed any new software either.
Any suggestions? Because, at this point, ANY help would be much appreciated, I'm lost.
Thank you.

My computer's specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 GHz
nVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS
160 GB HDD

A:Very random hanging and slow response, for no apparent reason.

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I have Norton antivirus installed. Scans return clean. I have degragmented the hard drives, deleted temp. and unnecessary files, etc. Computer is still running slow. I suspect an infection. Help?

A:Computer Running super slow for no apparent reason

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 to Update Malwar... Read more

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I have a PII 350 with 128MB running Win2k Pro. For some unknown reason the machine keeps rebooting its self for no apparent reason.I have down loaded all the service packs and have ran Norton System works which found a lot of errors but fixed them. I am thinking it is a software issue because hardware usually dies when some thing is up. It comes back up as if nothing is wrong.

A:[SOLVED] PC re-boots for no apparent reason

is the reboot completely random? or does it reboot when you use a particular component or periferal?

I had this problem when I tried using a usb component. The machine would reboot everytime I used my webcam. Replaced the motherboard and ended up with the same problem... ended up being a cryptic problem I finally found in the Knowledge base...

*plink, plink*

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This has been an ongoing problem now for about a month... Every so often and usually when I'm playing a game, my computer will abruptly shut off. Because it seemed to happen while playing games, I assumed it was my EVGA GeForce 9800 card that was causing the shutdown... However, last night I was just mindlessly surfing and I had the same issue... When I tried to restart, it took a few times before it 'took' ... this has happend before in the past when the computer has abruptly crashed.... as for the GeForce, I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled.

I've also checked to see if it's the fans, but they all seem to be working fine, no obstructions. Is it possible that with it being summer, the room might be getting too hot and in turn causing the computer to run hotter than usual? I don't keep the air on all the time in that room as it's a window unit and I'm conserving energy...

A:Solved: Computer shuts down for no apparent reason

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Hi Guys,

I hope you can help me with this one, I've searched the site, but can't see a problem like mine.

Some of the time my PC runs perfect, but then everything slows down, programs loading, Internet Explorer, Printing, etc.

I have tried the obvious, by defragging the hard drive and running Optimzer 6, but it makes no difference.

If I do a reset, all is well again, until it slows down again, either in a few minutes or in a few hours, but it is getting worse.

I'm running XP SP2, with 2 meg of ram on a system built by a man down the road about 2 years ago.

Is there some diagnostics I can run, to see what's going on?

Looking forweard to hearing your advice.



A:Solved: My entire PC Slows Down for no apparent reason

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464580 MB, Free - 14061 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

OK, so you know what I'm using. My issue is that a couple of days ago when I woke up my computer in the morning the free space had gone from about 400 GB to 0. I've deleted extraneous stuff and come up with 14GB. For the life of me I can't find what is consuming all of that disc space. This has happened before and the problem vanished with a re-boot..but not this time. I've defragged the disc. I restored it to a point previous to when the issue began (which I can't do again, as the restoration point is now this morning) and I am at a loss as to what to try next to either: Have the computer find the disc hog or to; find the culprit myself and delete whatever is eating up my disc.

Any ideas?

The Tont

A:Solved: Hard drive full for no apparent reason

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Windows XP Home, fully updated
Dell Dimension E520
No error message

It started a few days ago, and I had not installed anything new. I was surfing the web in firefox (also fully updated) when my mouse stopped responding. A reboot fixed the problem, but shortly thereafter it happened again. The second time I was looking through my files on my hard drive.
Again, a reboot solved the problem, until about 4:20 PM, Dec 14th, EST.
I lost the mouse, rebooted, within 5 minutes I lost the mouse again. (repeat 4 times). This last time I did nothing but move the mouse in random directions. I have no idea if this is something serious or if it's simply an annoying glitch that needs fixed. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Mouse locked, no apparent reason or pattern

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Lately my computer has been crashing extremely often. Sometimes it'd crash the moment it booted up, other times it can go for a few minutes before it dies. Sometimes it runs just fine. I've scanned the computer for viruses and it turned out clean. I repaired and defragmenter the disks and registry as well, so that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I scanned with avast free antivirus and used avg tuneup for the defragmentation. I'm running windows xp professional service pack 3.

If there's anything else you need to know, please tell me, as I'm not familiar with how I should present my situation. Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Constant crashes for no apparent reason (windows xp)

Try opening the box and clean out the inside. Pay particular attention to the fan and surrounding area. Go to this site for complete instruction: How to clean a computer

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Just this afternoon I started getting a message "server is busy -- action can't be completed because other program is busy press switch or retry." I have to use task manager to clear it.

The program I am using "mind manager" has worked for year. This morning I had a major BSOD but think all is well now.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Solved: "Server is Busy" dialog box for no apparent reason

My newly updated firewall was the problem.

If I uninstall it everything works. Reinstalling brings the problem back.

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A few months ago I realized that my FPS in some games began to drop drastically. It was just recently that I decided to play Half-Life 2 again and found that my FPS was around 10-14. I had also noticed the FPS drop in World of Warcraft where I started to get 3-15 FPS. I began to think and though that my problem was just a GFX Card going bad. So I bought a new Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT. I pop in the new card. Did not help in the slightest. At this point I am about like this little guy ---> :hotouch:. I then think that maybe it's time for more RAM. So I buy another 512 stick and pop it in to make 1G of RAM. No dice. Now I am like :hotbounce:. My cousin says he has the same problem, where Windows runs fine, but when a game loads it seems to load into a bad spot on the stick. So I take out my old stick and leave only my new stick. Doesn't help. So then I feared that the Virus' had gotten me so I took the drastic route and formatted both of my HD's and started from scratch. All new drivers and updates were installed...and still. Not working. So at this point I am punching pillows and getting snappy. Here is what my system looks like and maybe if you find somthing that seems to be a weakspot, or some other part that gradually dies...please inform me.

My System:
Mobo: MSI 865PE Neo2-PS (MS-6728 v2.0)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4E 2.8MHz (3.5 x 800)
RAM: Dual 512 PC2700 333MHz
Video Card: Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT

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A:Low FPS for no apparent reason...

Hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

Gsus6677 said:

PS: The HD that my Windows info is on is alittle old...If that was wearing out could it cause problems with games??? :dead:Click to expand...

this could be the problem, inbetween do u have any RAM optimization software running in the system.

PS: also please do search the foreum there are lot of similar post with lot better answers, please dop check. :grinthumb

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The problem i have been having is that my pc freezes and random moments and doesnt unfreeze.
So basically after it freezes, which usually occurs when im gaming, chatting or listening to music,
I have to actually turn the power off to get it going again.
I dont get any error messages of any kind, which is really wierd

I would be reaally grateful if someone could gimme a hand with this one!


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ok... Im not really sure where this post should go, so its here. I have a Sony Vio laptop with windows XP, not that that matters. Anyway, it shuts its self down occasionally and I have noticed its extremely how when it shuts down. I can hear the fan running, so i assume thats working. Any suggestions?

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I hate this thing!

Thanks, Samantha

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I just noticed about two days ago that my right arrow key is broken. I was playing some WoW, i guess i rebooted my computer and now it no longer works. Just the right key though. I took off the key and poked the thing down but still no response. Checked the keyboard drivers and they report nothing wrong. Does anyone know what i can do to fix this?

[Shiiittt i ripped my keys off for good by checking the **** under it >_>;]

Operating System:Windows Vista? Home Premium (x64)
Processor:AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory:3836MB RAM
Keyboard:USB Root Hub [Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.]

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I've had my HP Pavilion 15z Beats Special Edition Touch for a little over a year in a half. I got the computer for about $750 from the HP website. It worked great up until a couple months ago when the 1TB Hard Drive that it came with sudenly died. I replaced it with a 500 GB SSD. OK, my PC is working great again until now. Just as sudden as the hard drive crashed my PC started overheating for no apparent reason. I cleaned out all the vents with compressed air and ran anitvirus to make sure there were no viruses screwing with my computer. Its neither of those things and and I'm not using my computer for more than it can handle. When I turn the computer on the fans immediately turn on and start going like crazy. On the rare occasion that this doesn't happen on startup as soon as I even open a browser the fans start up. 2-5 minutes after the fans come on my computer shuts down. When I turn it back on I get a message saying that thermal shutdown occured and it directs me to the startup section of the HP support website. I can't find anything online as to what my problem might be. The air that the fans is blowing isn't even hot, in fact my computer never even gets hot at all. The fans just go crazy and then my PC shuts down. Even if I turn it on with nothing running it'll overheat in a few minutes.  I asked a friend and he said it might be an error with the system BIOS but I have no Idea how to check that. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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Although i read similar posts here and at other forums, i had to make a question because the problem is weird.
It started not more than a few weeks ago. I start up the computer and everything is perfect. And then, as i realized, after 15 to 20 minutes out of nowhere the cpu goes to 100%. Which translates into sluggish windows and programs.
Task manager shows every process is 0, with no change whatsoever. But at the bottom cpu usage is always 100%. I have tried many things. Closing every process makes no difference. Messing with start-up objects and processes makes no difference either. I thought maybe it's a worm but scan (kaspersky7) is clean. Even if the modem is turned off, with no network activity, no change.
It's not the antivirus software, because the problem remains when i exit from kaspersky. No new installation of any program was made. And finally Event Viewer reports nothing at the time of the spike.
Please help..

A:CPU usage at 100% for no apparent reason!

Hi and welcome to TSF.
You mention a spike. Is this 100% of short duration or once it gets to 100% does it stay there?

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Hey all,Have a box running Server 2003 SP1 that managed to get infected by a drive-by installation. Removed Network Monitor, Command, and a few other files from the system32 folder manually including the following:c:\windows\system32\iifdayay.dllc:\windows\system32\byXNFuss.dllc:\windows\system32\np5\sfeth112.exec:\windows\system32\ES\ixp6453.exe!c:\windows\TVg\asappsrv.dllc:\windows\TVg\command.exec:\windows\TVg\np0.vbsc:\Windows\uninstall_nmon.vbsThere were a few other dll files with random names in the system32 folder that I got rid of as well. I've run HJT as well as inspected startup entries using Sysinternals Autoruns, and don't see anything suspicious anymore. But I'm still getting random popups. They're not for fake anti-virus or anything like that... they appear to be for random websites. For instance, the last three were an eBay listing for a Garmin GPS, http://blogmlb.smacchat.com, and http://www.felonyfind.com.I've run VundoFix which came back clean, as well as scanned the machine with Trend Micro - also clean. I'm out of ideas, and that doesn't happen easily... hunting down and removing nasty infections manually is part of my job every day. Meanwhile, the popups continue. I would greatly appreciate your expert assistance.Thanks!

A:Getting Random Pop-ups For No Apparent Reason

Never mind, looks like I got it. Rootkits can be a real pain in the rear sometimes.

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For the past couple weeks my computer has been getting BSODs during certain functions. I have a SNES emulator that crashes it, sometimes uploading pictures, or using photo shop, though not always, and sometimes just a few youtube tabs can kill it, even when all paused. But it can handle a game like Hitman (only one I have) just fine.

I built this thing half a year ago and haven't had any problems until now.

It has plenty more than it needs to do the above mentioned tasks, except maybe a good video card (just using the on-board one, and always have), but I don't see how that could be the problem considering how it plays a game without crashing.

I can dig up the dmp files or whatever else upon request. The hard drive is not fragmented, I ran a diagnostic on the RAM, I've cleaned it with CCleaner and virus checked it with AVG and Malware Bytes, probably some other stuff I've already forgotten about... I even opened it up and checked the connections on all the cords and so on. I'm running out of ideas.

Anyone out there have any idea how to help me?

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My Lenovo 2000 running on windows 8 has been working fine for 1.5 years (aside for a malware issue that was resolved months ago) until recently when it froze a few days ago while I was on an video chat. It stayed frozen for almost an hour so I shut the computer off. I turned it back on and ran a malware scan, nothing. However, the computer continues to freeze frequently and sometimes does not resume normal functioning so I am forced to shut it down. I tried opening Google Chrome yesterday and the computer informed me the side by side configuration was messed up. Many things happening here that confuse me endlessly. Would appreciate any help.

A:Freezing for no apparent reason

JohnMCowan said:

My Lenovo 2000 running on windows 8 has been working fine for 1.5 years (aside for a malware issue that was resolved months ago) until recently when it froze a few days ago while I was on an video chat. It stayed frozen for almost an hour so I shut the computer off. I turned it back on and ran a malware scan, nothing. However, the computer continues to freeze frequently and sometimes does not resume normal functioning so I am forced to shut it down. I tried opening Google Chrome yesterday and the computer informed me the side by side configuration was messed up. Many things happening here that confuse me endlessly. Would appreciate any help.Click to expand...

Apparently this is a laptop, due to its age my first thing I would suspect is an overheating problem, all laptops are very,very susceptible to overheating from a fan failure most likely the video card or video chip set fan has failed is the first place to start thinking about

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So here's what happend. I was talking to a friend on MSN. And then I shut down MSN. 5 minutes after that, I ran MSN again, and it started crashing for no apparent reason. Everything is alright before I press 'Sign In'. It starts signing in, and then crashes after few seconds. I uninstalled it, restarted the computer, then installed it again, no effect. Then I uninstalled it again, installed MSN 6.0, same problem. I'ma go mad...please help.

A:MSN 7.0 crashing for no apparent reason

Thanks for all the help.

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Hi, i recently bought a Emermax 850 PSU, Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 and a Asus MW221u LCD. I had to put my memory in slots 3 & 4 so that i could fit the HSF in. The trouble is that sometimes after about 15mins my pc reboots with no apparent reason as no error messages pop up. Any ideas?


A:PC keeps rebooting for no apparent reason

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Hi everyone,

I have an issue with my Windows 8 PC, as it keeps crashing (Page Fault in non-paged area). Not everyday and not while doing anything special. I can play games without any issue - and then be editing a document and it shuts down.

I replaced my HD for a SD back in May but since then i havent made any changes to the setup. Hope someone can help me analyse what the issue is.

I have attached the SFdebug files.

Thanks a lot.

A:BSOD for no apparent reason

All BSOD's were caused by vuhub.sys (Virtual Usb Hub). The driver dated 11/16/2007. Either update this driver or disconnect any USB devices using it such as a USB Port from your Router or a USB Hub, Ethernet USB.

vuhub.sys is a driver from ELTIMA Software company.

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First off, I'd like to say that it's my first post on Bleeping Computer, and I've always loved this website, but never posted on it.
Okay, getting to the point. Today, I turned on my school laptop, opened Chrome, clicked on a bookmark in my bookmarks bar, and the computer crashed and gave me a BSOD. I'm not sure as to why it happened, but it's not the first time. Let me just say that our school computers have incredibly crappy hardware, and a lot of people I know have lost their data due to similar crashes (everyone has the same laptop.) Every other time my computer gave me a BSOD, it would restart after a while. Except this time, the BSOD is stuck and will not go away. It's stuck at the line of text saying "Initializing disk for crash dump..."The "busy" cursor is on the screen. The "Technical information:" part says "*** STOP: 0x0000007A (0x0000000000000020, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009D, 0xFFFFFA8003E14078, 0x0000000000000000)". The top part of the BSOD says "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR" The machine is a Lenovo ThinkPad X130e, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have had the computer since 6 September 2012. I'm still hesitating as to whether I should perform a cold shut down, but I think I'll have to. I really need my computer by tomorrow (Eastern Time Zone), because we'll be using it, so I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD for no apparent reason

Hello! And welcome, please follow this guide to start
Upload the actual crash dump files.
You will find the crash dump files inside C:\Windows\Minidump folder. To copy the dumps, disable "User Account Control" first. Otherwise you may receive a permission error. After disabling UAC, copy and zip all the dumps using 7-zip ( http://www.7-zip.org ). Either attach the zip with next reply using "More reply options --> Attach files" or use a free file hosting site.
For example -> http://www.mediafire.com/
Publish a snapshot of your system using Speccy.
"Speccy" is a free tool which can list the hardware specs, temperature status, installed Windows updates, HDD SMART info etc of your system. Please read the below tutorial to know how to use "Speccy" to collect system info.
Don't paste the output displayed by "Speccy" here. Instead paste the web link it displays.
Minitoolbox log.
"Minitoolbox" can list all the installed programs as well as event log errors in your system. Download "Minitoolbox" from the below link.
Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
List last 10 Event viewer errors
List installed program
List users, partition and memory size
List Minidumps
Now click "Go" and post the output displayed in next reply.

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my pc shut down for no reason about a month ago i couldnt get it to work no matter what i did was told my mother board could be faulty....so sent the motherboard back under warrenty and got a brand new one sent out ....placed that in and for 2 days no problem at all now the same thing is happening random shut down and will not restart straight away
any idears on what this could be would be very helpfull.......at a total lost end
things i have tryed/replaced
power supply
Graphic card
new motherboard
other notes....
can no longer get a graphic card running in the pc and have to use onboard graphics and can no longer use wireless adapter.....pc will not boot with them in

at a total lose end could a virus do this?

A:pc shut down for no apparent reason

Maybe a overheating problem?

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BCCode: deaddead
BCP1: 000000000F010012
BCP2: 00000000001C0410
BCP3: 0000000012BC0000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601

A:BSODs for no apparent reason


You BSOD is caused by your Wireless wifi link adapter
Reinstall or get an update for the driver
Source Netwsw00.sys
Intel? Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Intel? Customer Support

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Hi all,

New to the forum and experiencing a very frustrating problem! First, here's my comp specs (running XP Media Center Edition):

Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core Duo (2 GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

Now to my issue. Recently, I noticed an overall slowing of my computer -- most programs run slow, youtube videos stutter, general responses slow, etc. If I look at my CPU usage it cycles between 4-18% at idle but most, if not all programs, will spike to 100% during program loading and will run ~30-60%. I used msconfig to disable all unnecessary startup programs and disabled most unnecessary services. I've ran Avast!, AdAware, and SpyBot and don't detect any malware.

This helped some. Now when I boot up, XP starts quickly and my idle is at 0-2%. I can open most programs with minimal usage spikes and can use the program for a little while. Then seemingly out of nowhere, I have some sort of "memory dump" and cpu usage spikes to 100% and then the computer runs slowly. Even after closing the program, the comp will lag until I reboot.

Any thoughts/ideas? I've just about exhausted all of my ideas and have hit the wall. Let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks in advance

A:XP slowing for no apparent reason

I forgot to mention that this same slowing phenomenon occurs if I reboot in Safe Mode as well. Actually, the slowing/lagging seems to be worse in Safe Mode...so much so, that scrolling through windows causes stuttering which doesn't occur usually during a normal boot.

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hi all,
as the title says my pc keeps crashing , the system has recently master rebooted to get rid of some viruses so i no its nout 2 do with memory etc. i have anti spyware software so im pretty sure its not spyware.

When it crashes the power button on the tower stays on, the monitor goes in2 standby and the keyboard freezes, help!


A:My PC keeps crashing for no apparent reason...Help!

I would suggest installing and running a Anti-Virus program as your problem seems to be involved with a virus. AVG Free Edition is a very good 100% free Anti-Virus program.

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I am servicing a computer, and it does this wierd thing... The women that owns it says that it just shuts off at random times while she's working on it. Im pretty sure it isnt a bad windows installation, just did a fresh reinstall on it. The power supply shouldnt be bad, considering that it never did this when she had windows 2000 installed about 3 weeks ago, and it cant be a virus, (like i said, its a fresh installation)...

Any ideas?

A:XP Home shuts off for no apparent reason...

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I have a Compaq Laptop and during use I have the problem that it shuts off for no apparent reason even though connected to the main power supply. I have disabled any sleep or hibernate function but still I get the same problem.
Thought it may be due to not having SP2 installed for windows. Any ideas? Could it be the BIOS acting up?

Please help.

A:My Laptop switches off for no apparent reason.


Lets rule out any dodgy files running on there that may be causing this:

go to http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Also, what are you doing at the time it shuts down? What I mean is, are you using a certain type of application, or just wandered off and it happens?



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I am operating an Acer vista laptop. I normally use firefox but on occasion use IE when certain sites aren't compatible with firefox.

Several months ago my computer started to turn off for no reason. Then it stopped and I didn't worry about it anymore. Well it's doing it again. I will be on online and it shuts down all of a sudden for no reason. Once I walked away to do something and when I came back it was off. Today when it happened I restarted it and while it was restarting it turned off again. I ran the avast scan and found nothing. The super anti spyware found many items and quarantined them. I have even restored it to a previous date to see if that helped. It hasn't. I don't know if it matters but last week when this started up I did a disk clean and defrag. I even read that maybe my laptop is overheating and I should install speedfan. I went to youtube to see a tutorial on how set up the speed fan and when the installation finishes I get a message that says C:\ProgramFiles\Acer\Empowering Technology\edatasecurity\x64\libeay32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. " Maybe my problem has nothing to do with overheating. I am going in all sorts of directions try to solve this on my own and figured you know best on this site what I should do i... Read more

A:Turns off/shuts down for no apparent reason

It's gotten worse. Now my computer won't even start in safe mode. When I try to restart it it goes through a process. A screen pops up and says computer unable to start. Start up repair is checking for problems. Then another screen pops up and says it cannot repair it automatically.

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My computer shuts off spontaneously about once a day for a week to two weeks.  I've run Avast, but it didn't find anything.  Will someone help me check to see if any viruses are causing it?  Thanks for the help. 

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Hi all, 
I recently built my own computer about 6 months ago. However since that time, it has been freezing randomly with no apparent cause. It has done this while I'm playing games, watching youtube videos and one time while idling. I have been monitoring my temps and are all in good and acceptable regions. 
MB - MSI Z170 SLI Plus
CPU - Intel i5-6500
RAM - Ripjaws V 2400
GPU - Sapphire R9 390
SSD - Samsung Evo 750
HD - WD Blue 1TB
I have brought it to two computer repair shops and both have found no problem with the computer. However it is still freezing. When it freezes, there is no BSOD. My keyboard and mouse are totally unusable and sometimes there is a soft buzzing or looping sound going on in my headphones if I was watching a video or gaming. The case and cpu fans are still working though. The only way to unfreeze it would be to hold the power button.
I have updated my drivers as well as my BIOS. Checking the event viewer after each freeze, there are the events 41, 1101 and 6008. There are some other events but I have no idea what they mean. Can anyone help me solve this issue? 

A:Computer Freezes with no apparent reason

These are the ZIP files. Please help me solve this problem, I have been having it for months now. Thank you very much! 

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Hello good people,
A couple of days ago I noticed that my Windows start up process takes longer than usual then I saw a high CPU usage % although through Task Monitor none of the memory consuming processes were running (i.e. System Idle is around 80-90%). I run chkdsk but it appears the disc integrity was in place. Perhaps the problem occurred to one of my drivers so I run verifier.exe and got 2 dmp files (which I can't open or analyse) in case this could help. Otherwise the application reaction on my pc has slowed down significantly - so I have to wait 5 times longer for Chrome browser to start/open for example. Please find below my HighJackThis stats:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:23:11, on 05/08/2013
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\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSANHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUAService.exe
C:\Program Files\OEM\EventService\EventService.exe
C:\Program Files\Pa... Read more

A:High CPU usage % with no apparent reason

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by DA at 21:37:04 on 2013-08-06
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1013.682 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\OEM\EventService\EventService.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.virginmedia.com/?vmsrc=vbook
uURLSearchHooks: : - LocalServer32 -
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {C8625893-2C0F-4484-8C18-52B00D5A8BB9} -
BHO: Java™ Plug-... Read more

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I am running Windows XP on a Pentium 4, 2.39GHz, 512Mb RAM PC. For some reason for a couple of weeks now my computer hangs all of a sudden no matter what I'm doing. I can be browsing the web, saving a file, watching a video, all of a sudden the computer simply paralyzes and there's nothing I can do but reset it. I have noticed that when this happens, the hard-disk light (the light that continually blinks when the computer is running a process) comes permanently on. I've tried inserting Cd's, memory sticks, diskettes, nothing happens. After I manage to restart the computer I look into the Event Viewer but there are no Errors listed. I've ran anti spyware programs and antivirus and everything seems to be fine.

A little background on a previous situation that could have something to do with this: I used to have a 90GB hard disk. For some reason one day the computer just wouldn't start, I started getting messages like "Insert Boot Device" whenever I turned the computer on. I took it to a tech guy who formatted the disk and tried to reinstall Windows. However he told me that he simply couldn't do it, the disk wouldn't let him install. He did tell me however that the disk could work as a storage device so what he did in the end was install a 40GB disk as C where he installed the OS, and leave my original 90GB as drives D and E for my data. This seemed to work until a couple weeks later I began getting some blue screens and ... Read more

A:Computer hangs for no apparent reason

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I'm not sure why this is happening, but seveal time throughout a normal working day my laptop will just shut down on me all by itself. Why is this happening? I have a Dell Inspiron 7000. Right now it will not run on battery power regardless of how long it's been plugged in. And there are even times when I'll only shift the computer slightly and it just shuts down. I'm assuming that has something to do with the power cord. The other occurences are happening without the computer being moved around at all.

A:laptop shuts down for no apparent reason, all on its own

Does the bottom of the laptop seem very warm? Is there a fan somewhere on the backside, if so, does it appear to be running?

When it shuts down, do you have to wait a bit to be able to turn it back on again?

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hey there, and thanks in advance, now i have winxp pro which i've been running well the last 2 or 3 years, but lately it just shuts down(reboots) unexpectedly, like if i'd be writind down this message and all of the sudden it starts rebooting, the wierd thing is that it seem to happen only while i try to do a right click, or insert a blank cd, or perform a spyware scan, now lately a cleaned the registry with tweek now regcleaner, but only showed safe to delete items, so i dont know if it might have something to do with it, now, i just want this solved in order to be able to copy a couple things i need before i proced with reformating the Hd, which by the way i forgot how to do, anyways, thanks for the support

A:xp pro reboots unexpectedly, no apparent reason

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I have a custom built PC Windows 7 x 64bit which just keeps freezing after a few minutes of using it for no apparent reason.

Error message here any help appreciated because when it works its a cracking little PC

Thanks in advance to all you very cleaver people.

A:BSOD all the time for no apparent reason

Right, you have 0x124 bugchecks which indicate a fatal hardware error has occurred.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8005c52728, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa8005c52728, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
The first argument or parameter indicates a machine check has taken place where the processor has detected a hardware error and has reported it. It doesn't necessarily mean the CPU is at fault.

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Hello! I've been having a problem lately where my computer screen freezes completely. I try to CTRL+ALT+DELETE, but it doesn't work. I can't turn it off with the power or reset button either. My computer's a laptop, so I have to physically take out the battery, then put it back in to restart the computer. I've checked the heat with EVEREST Home Edition--it's only 37 C. I've had the computer freeze with only one program open, so it's not RAM. I've run McAffe and HouseCall, both of which found nothing. I've run SpyBot and AdAware, which also found nothing. I've even tried to get rid of BlasterWorm, but it said my computer was fine.

Unfortunately, I've exhausted my options! I'm really hoping you guys can help. I need my computer for schoolwork, and it's really irritating to have the computer freeze mid-essay. (Luckily, I save often.) I've pasted my HijackThis log for your persual. I haven't had problems like this until just recently.

Again, thanks for your help. I'm desperate!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:08:11 PM, on 10/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Computer freezing for no apparent reason! Please, please help!

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Hello TechSpot!

I have the following PC:
CPU - Intel® Core™ i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3
GPU - Gigabyte AMD/ATI Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 PCIE GV-R927XOC-2GD
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 CL9 KIT OF 2
Cooler - Cooler Master HYPER 212 EVO UNIVERSAL COOLER RR-212E-16PK-R1
HDD - Western Digital CAVIAR Blue 1TB SATA 7200RPM 64MB WD10EZEX
NOT Overclocked

My problem is that it shuts down for no reason during gaming, video watching, poker playing and even just working with MS Office. I have ran Intel CPU diagnostics tools, which has returned "All Fine" results. I have also done a stress-test to see whether CPU or GPU temps will be out of the ordinary - Max temp I get for CPU is 49 and GPU 55 (pretty good range).

Yesterday I have ran memtest for each of my RAM and got 4 errors on the "Hammering" stage. This is from the log file:

[MEM ERROR - Data] Test: 13, CPU: 0, Address: B0BFB914, Expected: 00000000, Actual: 00010000
[MEM ERROR - Data] Test: 13, CPU: 0, Address: B26EBD5C, Expected: 00000000, Actual: 00080000
[MEM ERROR - Data] Test: 13, CPU: 0, Address: B7AEB0A4, Expected: 00000000, Actual: 00800000

I have read up and it seems that these error should not cause any PC crashing. Thus, I have only Mobo and PSU left to test/analyze and I am not aware how to do that.

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A:PC is shutting down for no apparent reason. No overheating.

Replace the power supply first...

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Hi everybody,

I've experienced a depressing barrage of BSOD on my new pc. There doesn't seem to be some immediate trigger or repoducible scenario (sometimes PC runs without problems for hours sometimes it crashes twice in a row).

WhoCrashed tells me it's probably a software driver bug but drivers are up to date as far as i can tell.

BSOD have included KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, Page fault in non-paged area, system service exception...

A:System crashes for no apparent reason

You've receievd a couple of different types of crash, one being a 0x124 which is a genereic hardware failure STOP. There are a series of diagnostic and stress tests to try and pinpoint the piece of hardware but I'd like to address a couple of other issues first to see if the BSODs stop.

1: Your Huawei Modem, is it connected via USB? The driver is causing issues, check here for an updated version.

fffff803`82def028 fffff801`76e01aeaUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ew_juwwanecm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ew_juwwanecm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ew_juwwanecm.sys

0: kd> lmvm ew_juwwanecm
start end module name
fffff801`76e00000 fffff801`76e41000 ew_juwwanecm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: ew_juwwanecm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ew_juwwanecm.sys
Image name: ew_juwwanecm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Jun 29 10:17:56 2013 (51CEA644)
CheckSum: 0003DA82
ImageSize: 00041000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

2: Your nVidia driver has also been flagged. Search here for the latest version for you card and follow NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems - Windows 7 Help Forums for the cleanest possible install.

fffff803`82defa38 fffff801`7604d9a5Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 e... Read more

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So this week while browsing the internet I noticed my internet connection was being really strange, I commonly have around an 8 MBPS Download and around an 11 MBPS and around 7-12 ping, but whenever I start to run anything like Skype or watch a stream/youtube video or run an application that requires an internet connection (such as steam or something) my internet connection just sways from normal to terrible, like in the 300 ping with less than a 1MPBS DL and UL, any one have a clue on what the issue could be? (the same thing happened maybe like a month or two ago and after ignoring it, it would disappear, but now its been persisting for much longer than usual)

By the way the issue appears to be a wireless issue since it does not occur on any of my other computers that have an ethernet connection, and this computer is too far to put an ethernet cord in so i prefer not to have a long wire going across my house

A:So my Internet is being strange for no apparent reason (at least to me)

Brand and model of computer? Age of hard drive? Memory capacity? Operating system? How old is the current install? What scans have you run?

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One minute I was watching then videos on youtube , then went onto facebook etc , then played some music in itunes and noticed that they were really quiet , so I opened up my music software to test if the sound was globally quiet and the headphones are almost at full ( which is normally quite loud ) and im straining to hear anything. I switched to a different set of headphones....still quiet.
I rebooted........still quiet
I turned on my monitors.........still quiet
I went to control panel........checked my audio interface settings and everything is up at 100%
I've been having weird sound problems for months now.
I'd be watching a youtube video and the sound would turn off , or i'd be listening to itunes and surfing but if i make a certain movement scrolling facebook or something , the sound immediately disappears on tunes.
It doesn't seem to happen as much when i use my music software , although it will randomly distort sometimes , and occasionally go silent , but i switch to a different asio driver , then switch back to the asio driver I was using and its fine again.
I tried updating the drivers but apparently Im using the most recent there is.

My system is an asus 2.8ghz desktop running windows 8 64bit with 4gb ram
My audio interface is an m-audio fast-track pro which has been discontinued by m-audio and taken over by avid ( makers of pro tools )
Please help. This has been bugging me for months , but the volume drop is a new escalation of the pr... Read more

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