Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

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

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

Read other 6 answers


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).

Read other 13 answers

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...

Read other 12 answers

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.

Read other 2 answers

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.

Please help! ... Read more

A:Internet super slow, for no apparent reason

Have you checked for any malware on your computer?

Read other 3 answers

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.

Read other 9 answers

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

Read other 5 answers

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*

Read other 3 answers

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

Read other 16 answers

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

Read other 16 answers

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

Read other 14 answers

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

Read other 16 answers

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

Read other 9 answers


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.

Read other 1 answers

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

Funny thing is, all the online be... Read more

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

Read other 2 answers

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.

Read other 10 answers

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

A:Shutting down for no apparent reason

Read other 12 answers

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?

Read other 2 answers

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.

Read other 1 answers

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?

Read other 7 answers

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

Read other answers

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.

Read other 1 answers

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?

Read other answers

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.

Read other 2 answers

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.

Read other 4 answers

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.]

Read other answers


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!


A:Freeze for no apparent reason!

Read other 10 answers

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

Read other 1 answers

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

Read other 11 answers

In the last couple of months, it has not been an issue, but now it is getting to be a pain. Apparently my P52 goes into sleep mode for  no apparent reason. I have tried to figure out what is triggering - web page, program operating, time of day, etc. However no correlation has been found. I turn the machine back on and log in and it would immediately go back in to sleep. It would take any where from 2 to 5 cycles of this before the computer remains on. The whole event would take place about once a week. Battery is full and connected to the power. Not touching any particular "sleep" key (if there is one let me know and I will watch my fingers). Anyone else have this issue? Solutions?

Read other answers

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

Read other 1 answers

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.

Read other 1 answers

Hi....My laptop is about a year and a half old and for about a year now, it's been just spontaneously turning off with no warning. It happens even though it is plugged into the wall and I have a fully charged battery. I can usually get several hours of use before this happens, but after it happens, if I don't wait a little while before starting it up again it will happen again right away.

Does anyone know why this would be happening or what I can do to make it stop doing this?
Thanks a lot.

A:Laptop shutting off by itself for no apparent reason

could be a lot of things - overheating
blow out all the vents and see if you can clear the machine of as much dirt and dust

whats the make and model
how old is it

Read other 3 answers

As the title suggests, this has been happening for almost a month now and it is extremely frustrating. My computer just freezes/crashes for no obvious reason. There are no blue screens of death, just that the whole screen freezes, during which nothing I do work so I have to restart the computer manualy. It can happen at any time, while I'm downloading something or watching a video or even when the computer is left unattended. Sometimes it freezes even before the windows is loaded completely. I reinstalled Windows 7 and the problem still accurs. The only programs I allow to load when the windows starts are: ESET smart security , Super Anti-Spyware 4.44.1000 , Asus SmartDoctor 5.57 and my soundcard driver.

System specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Edition
CPU: Intel QX 6850
Main: Asus P5N72-T Premium
VGA: Asus EN GTX 260
Ram: 2 x 2 Gb OCZ Reaper 8500 1066 DDR2
Hard Drive: 6 H.D.Ds total. 1 SSD + 5 x 7200rpm SATA ( Different makes ) for a total of approax 8 Tbs

Other notes:

I used to use 2 GTX 260s but for the porpuse of testing I removed one
I used to have 4 x 1gb OCZ 1066 DDR2 rams which I replaced with the ones mentioned above to see if that would solve the issue, which it didn't.
None of my hard drives are in RAID configuration.
MainBoards BIOS settings are all set to default, except that I have disabled floppy disk and changed the boot priority options.
CPU runs at 3.00 GHz on stock. It used to be on 3.33 OC but I disabled it to see if it would mak... Read more

A:Computer hangs for no apparent reason

Bump. Anyone?

Read other 3 answers

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! 

Read other 14 answers

ok my problem is this, games are freezing after a couple of minutes of gameplay for what seems like no reason? all my temps are stable, all my drivers are up to date, lastest version of directx etc... when its freezing, only the game freezes, not the operating system... so it seems graphics related... no idea what the go is here.

system specs are;
AMD AM2 3800+ dual core
Asus M2v
Samsung 1gb DDR2
Asus 512mb 7600gs
Western Digital 320gb sata hdd

this is driving me up the wall, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! I've checked my direct 3d, direct sound and directx using the directx diagnostic tool and it checks out all good.. I really have no idea whats causing this!

A:games freezing for no apparent reason

Read other 6 answers

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?



Read other 2 answers

Hey guys, having some weird issues. First off:

Windows XP, SP3
AVG Free Antivirus v. 9
SUPERAntiSpyware v. 4

So a couple days ago my computer started randomly slowing down and then freezing. Usually within fifteen minutes or so of being on(sometimes more, sometimes less) the computer will slow to a crawl, and then freeze partially(can still move mouse, open task manager), and then freeze completely(can't move mouse, requires manual reboot).

I booted into safe mode, ran AVG and Antispyware, each caught a few trojans on the first scan, cleaned them out, didn't catch anything on the second scan. Uninstalled any programs I had installed since the problems started occurring, ran CCleaner. No dice, still locking up. Worth note is that in safe mode, the problem does not occur.

From my experience with such things, it seems to be a memory leak of some sort, but it must be something running in the background because it freezes even if I just let it sit at the desktop after booting it up.

Any ideas?

A:Windows XP, freezing for no apparent reason.

you could try removing any programs set to start at boot and clear any odd proceses in task manager. also if your pc is old then it might be worth checking the memory to make sure its working properly. if that comes back as negative try to do a system restore as far back as possible to remove any corrupt programs or any missing files( try using chkdsk)

hope this helps

Read other 4 answers

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...

Read other 8 answers


I have a 4 month old Asus G60Jx and, lately, it started freezing for no apparent reason. It freezes the most when I'm running a few applications together such as google chrome (with lots of tabs)+ powerpoint+winamp+adobe reader. However, it should not be the case of exhausting the memory (this laptop has 8Gb RAM).

Could you please help me out? I need my laptop to work...

My specs are:
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M
i7 Q720 1.6GHz
8Gb Ram

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer freezes for no apparent reason - please help!

Sounds like possible overheating. Is it being used on a flat hard surface?

Are any of the vents blocked? The vents can be located on the side(s), front, back, bottom of the machine. Can you feel air exiting the vents, ensuring that the cooling fan(s) are running?

Read other 1 answers

Hi guys,
My computer audio was working fine yesterday. I left it on throughout the night but now all of a sudden, I can't hear anything from it.

I've checked a few common problems that may occur but to no avail. I've tried checking the:
- Sound level sliders and mute settings (placed all on maximum and unmuted)
- Soundcard driver (updated to the latest one)
- Speaker jack on another device (works fine)
- Speaker volume (placed it on mid to maximum)
- Ran some songs on a few media players i.e. WMP, VLC, mpc-hc (max volume)
- Played some youtube videos (max volume)

I've even restarted my computer and ran the audio playback troubleshooter with no satisfactory result. I'm pretty sure the problem is not as severe as a faulty audio output socket but I can't seem to get my mind around it. Help, please

A:Can't hear any sound for no apparent reason

Have you tried a System Restore to 2 or 3 days ago, before this problem began?

Read other 2 answers

My computer has been crashing and debug errors on various programs and my mozilla browser crashers (as well as chrome) I often get an error on plug-in container.exe. I never use IE as a browser unless a website requires it. I have done the following:

Ran Spinrite 6.0 Level 5 (This checks/corrects hard drive errors both physical and otherwise if you are not familiar go to http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm): NO ERRORS FOUND

Ran mtinst.exe Memory Diagnostic Test:NO ERRORS FOUND

Therefore, I'm considering virus/malware etc. I HAVE NO OTHER SYMPTOMATIC ISSUES

I also run and keep updated spybot search and destroy as well as spyware blaster both free versions.

When I ran the gmer.exe the computer would crash before completing. Ran it in safe mode as well. Ran "the if and only if" routine as well same results.

DDS.txt is below. Attach.zip (without Ark.text) attached.

Please let me know if this problem is possibly virus/malware related even if we do correct any issues currently on my system (if any) or if it could be something else. I don't believe I have the original Windows OS discs available. I do have SYSTEM RECOVERY DISCS.



DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 12:18:37.07 on Mon 10/18/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.51 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A... Read more

A:Computer crashes for no apparent reason

Hello crazydiamond,

Let's try another scanner.
Please Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.
Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.
Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.
Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

Read other 4 answers

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

Read other answers


[0927/102906:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(2086)] Corrupt Index file
[0927/102906:ERROR:cache_util_win.cc(43)] Unable to move the cache: 5
[0927/102906:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(134)] Unable to move cache folder C:\Users\Gideon\AppData\Local\Facebook\Messenger\fbmessenger.cache to C:\Users\Gideon\AppData\Local\Facebook\Messenger\old_fbmessenger.cache_000
[0927/102906:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(221)] Unable to create cache
[0927/123001:ERROR:proxy_resolver_winhttp.cc(79)] WinHttpGetProxyForUrl failed: 12167
[0927/220143:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(2086)] Corrupt Index file
[0927/220143:ERROR:cache_util_win.cc(43)] Unable to move the cache: 5
[0927/220143:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(134)] Unable to move cache folder C:\Users\Gideon\AppData\Local\Facebook\Messenger\fbmessenger.cache to C:\Users\Gideon\AppData\Local\Facebook\Messenger\old_fbmessenger.cache_000
[0927/220143:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(221)] Unable to create cache
[0928/084847:WARNING:dns_config_service_win.cc(481)] Failed to read DnsConfig.
[0928/084902:ERROR:proxy_resolver_winhttp.cc(79)] WinHttpGetProxyForUrl failed: 12167
[0928/084905:ERROR:proxy_resolver_winhttp.cc(79)] WinHttpGetProxyForUrl failed: 12167
[0928/085140:ERROR:proxy_resolver_winhttp.cc(79)] WinHttpGetProxyForUrl failed: 12167
[0928/101802:WARNING:dns_config_service_win.cc(481)] Failed to read DnsConfig.
[0928/101802:WARNING:dns_config_service_win.cc(481)] Failed to read DnsConfig.
[0928/101812:ERROR:proxy_resolver_winhttp.cc(79)] WinHttpGetProxyForUrl failed: 12167
[0928... Read more

A:debug.log on start-up for no apparent reason?

I would suggest the easiest fix may be to navigate to C:\Users\Gideon\AppData\Local\Facebook and delete the entire Facebook folder. This will not affect your ability to access Facebook. Let us know if this helps. A Guy

Read other 2 answers

For the last 2 or 3 days my CPU has been spiking to 100% for no apparent reason. It causes the entire computer to stutter (mouse/keyboard input, audio, video) for 5-10 seconds and behaves a lot like internet lag, giving a few frames or sounds while frozen. It happens at random times, it doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing (web browsing, gaming, even listening to music with the screen off). At the bottom of Task Manager it says CPU Usage: 100%, but when I look at the processes, their usage never adds up to more than 20% or so, even when playing a game. I have a pretty good rig overall but the processor is middle of the pack at best (AMD Athlon II X4 640, 3 Ghz)

I've already scanned with multiple antivirus programs and came up clean. If there are any logs I should upload just tell me, I don't do this a lot.

Thank you!

A:CPU spikes / maxes out for no apparent reason

Download Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.Download MiniToolBox and select all options.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

Read other 1 answers

Its this wierd problem... I have a computer that I was servicing, and i gave it back to the customer... the woman that owns it says that at random intervals, the computer will just restart (not shutdown). Its a fresh reinstall of windows so it isnt a virus or the like, its not her power supply or motherboard because this never happened when she had windows 2000 installed. here are the specs...

Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
S3 Onboard Video

thats the important stuff.. all the drivers are update (except for the LAN driver, never got there)....

I'm not sure what to do... Any Ideas?

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

Run a Windows Memory Diagnostic Test

The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.

Also, I wouldnt rule out the PSU, they can go bad in a heartbeat.
Did she say what she was doing at these random intervals when the pc rebooted? Knowing what she was doing could be a hhuge help in resolving the issue.

Read other 3 answers