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Q: Computer freezing

Hi,

I have been referred here by an administrator from another thread I posted.

I have pasted parts of that thread here (in red) to give you a background to the problem:

A month or two my pc kept crashing and when I tried to reload I got the BOOTMGR IS CORRUPT. THE SYSTEM CANNOT BOOT. I basically turn PC of and on about 20 times and eventually it started working. Sometimes instead of that message it would say THE FILE HEADER CHECKSUM DOES NOT MATCH THE COMPUTED CHECKSUM. This kept happening with more and more regularity until I contacted Packard Bell who advised to restore to factory settings which I did.

PC worked fine for a month after but I have just returned from a weeks holiday and within five mins of turning PC on, it has happened again.

The problem is back in full force. Freezing, clear white screen then when I reset it either:

1. turns starts to load windows buit then resets itself repeatedly
2. Starts to load windows but then gives the BOOTMGR message
3. Starts to load windows but then gives the CHECKSUM message

One time it even said something about a disk not loading - cant remember the exact message, probably because of the descending red mist...

One time the freeze happened I was listening to Spotify and that kept playing perfectly, yet everything on screen was unresponsive (except the mouse cursor).

On the advice of an admin, I ran memory test, HD tests and then Malware. Upon running the malware scan it found this: TROJ_BHO.RKN

An admin advised me to post here and run the DDS and GMER test before continuing on my original thread so here I am.

I have not run the GMER test as I have a 64bit system. After running DDS I realised I had google open. If this is likely to affect the result please let me know and I'll re run.

Anyway here is the text from the DDS and I have attached the other file as requested.

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Tom at 18:37:54 on 2011-08-24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.4094.2141 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 Premier Edition *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell Recovery Management\Service\ETService.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\HidService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files (x86)\Packard Bell\SrvCDEject.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\nvraidservice.exe
C:\Windows\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\ACER\Preload\Autorun\DRV\Fiji Keyboard\ABoard.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\PACKARD BELL\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\ACER\Preload\Autorun\DRV\Fiji Keyboard\AOSD.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
\\?\C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WMIADAP.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10v_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cscript.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.co.uk/
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.packardbell.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACPW&l=0809&s=1&o=vp64&d=0611&m=ixtreme_x6618_uk
mStart Page = hxxp://homepage.packardbell.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACPW&l=0809&s=1&o=vp64&d=0611&m=ixtreme_x6618_uk
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.packardbell.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACPW&l=0809&s=1&o=vp64&d=0611&m=ixtreme_x6618_uk
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: Symantec NCO BHO: {602adb0e-4aff-4217-8aa1-95dac4dfa408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\IPS\IPSBHO.DLL
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.7.6406.1642\swg.dll
BHO: Yontoo Layers: {fd72061e-9fde-484d-a58a-0bab4151cad8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yontoo Layers Runtime\YontooIEClient.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7febefe3-6b19-4349-98d2-ffb09d4b49ca} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
TB: {32099AAC-C132-4136-9E9A-4E364A424E17} - No File
TB: {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - No File
uRun: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter
uRun: [SmpcSys] C:\Program Files\PACKARD BELL\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
uRun: [IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe" ASO-616B5711-6DAE-4795-A05F-39A1E5104020
uRun: [swg] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [Steam] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent
mRun: [SmpcSys] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetupMyPC\SmpSys.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [eRecoveryService]
mRun: [F5D7050v3] C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\F5D7050v3\Belkinwcui.exe
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_7461B1589E8B4FB7.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\nvLsp.dll
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
TCP: Interfaces\{4F4B9878-4A0B-46E6-AC8B-7BEB108ABCC7} : DhcpNameServer = 192.168.1.254
BHO-X64: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO-X64: AcroIEHelperStub - No File
BHO-X64: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO-X64: Symantec NCO BHO: {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
BHO-X64: Symantec NCO BHO - No File
BHO-X64: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\IPS\IPSBHO.DLL
BHO-X64: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - No File
BHO-X64: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO-X64: Google Toolbar Helper: {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO-X64: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.7.6406.1642\swg.dll
BHO-X64: Yontoo Layers: {FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yontoo Layers Runtime\YontooIEClient.dll
BHO-X64: Yontoo Layers - No File
TB-X64: Norton Toolbar: {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\coIEPlg.dll
TB-X64: Google Toolbar: {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
TB-X64: {32099AAC-C132-4136-9E9A-4E364A424E17} - No File
TB-X64: {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - No File
mRun-x64: [SmpcSys] C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetupMyPC\SmpSys.exe
mRun-x64: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun-x64: [eRecoveryService]
mRun-x64: [F5D7050v3] C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\F5D7050v3\Belkinwcui.exe
.
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
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R0 nvamacpi;Nvidia Away Mode System;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NVAMACPI.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NVAMACPI.sys [?]
R0 RapportKE64;RapportKE64;C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\RapportKE64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\RapportKE64.sys [?]
R0 SymDS;Symantec Data Store;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMDS64.SYS --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMDS64.SYS [?]
R0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMEFA64.SYS --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMEFA64.SYS [?]
R1 BHDrvx64;BHDrvx64;C:\ProgramData\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\N360_5.1.0.29\Definitions\BASHDefs\20110812.001\BHDrvx64.sys [2011-8-16 1151096]
R1 IDSVia64;IDSVia64;C:\ProgramData\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\N360_5.1.0.29\Definitions\IPSDefs\20110822.031\IDSviA64.sys [2011-8-23 488568]
R1 RapportCerberus_29574;RapportCerberus_29574;C:\ProgramData\Trusteer\Rapport\store\exts\RapportCerberus\29574\RapportCerberus64_29574.sys [2011-8-3 386128]
R1 RapportEI64;RapportEI64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\x64\RapportEI64.sys [2011-8-21 52496]
R1 RapportPG64;RapportPG64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\x64\RapportPG64.sys [2011-8-21 61200]
R1 SymIRON;Symantec Iron Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\Ironx64.SYS --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\Ironx64.SYS [?]
R1 SYMTDIv;Symantec Vista Network Dispatch Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMTDIV.SYS --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\N360x64\0501000.01D\SYMTDIV.SYS [?]
R2 cpuz135;cpuz135;\??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\cpuz135_x64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\cpuz135_x64.sys [?]
R2 ETService;Empowering Technology Service;C:\Program Files\PACKARD BELL\Packard Bell Recovery Management\Service\ETService.exe [2011-6-16 24576]
R2 ezSharedSvc;Easybits Shared Services for Windows;C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs [2008-1-21 21504]
R2 N360;Norton 360;C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe [2011-6-16 130008]
R2 RapportMgmtService;Rapport Management Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe [2011-8-21 870200]
R2 SrvCDEject;SrvCDEject;C:\Program Files (x86)\Packard Bell\SrvCDEject.exe [2011-6-16 600576]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2011-7-31 136824]
R3 netr7364;Belkin Wireless 54G USB Network Adapter Driver for Vista;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\netr7364.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\netr7364.sys [?]
S2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-6-17 135664]
S2 Norton Internet Security;Norton Internet Security;"C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.0.0.125\ccSvcHst.exe" /s "Norton Internet Security" /m "C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.0.0.125\diMaster.dll" /prefetch:1 --> C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.0.0.125\ccSvcHst.exe [?]
S3 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe [2011-7-13 93184]
S3 gupdatem;Google Update Service (gupdatem);C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-6-17 135664]
S3 PerfHost;Performance Counter DLL Host;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\perfhost.exe [2008-1-21 19968]
.
=============== File Associations ===============
.
JSEFile=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WScript.exe "%1" %*
.
=============== Created Last 30 ================
.
2011-08-23 20:22:29 21992 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\cpuz135_x64.sys
2011-08-23 20:22:29 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\CPUID
2011-08-23 20:08:30 102400 ----a-w- C:\Windows\RegBootClean.exe
2011-08-23 19:55:09 200976 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2011-08-23 17:37:51 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Western Digital Corporation
2011-08-22 16:49:28 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Astroburn Toolbar
2011-08-22 16:49:27 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Astroburn Lite
2011-08-21 12:21:14 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Roaming\Tific
2011-08-21 12:21:05 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\Symantec
2011-08-21 12:18:34 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\CrashDumps
2011-08-16 18:36:06 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Tarma Installer
2011-08-16 18:36:06 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Yontoo Layers Runtime
2011-08-14 09:48:08 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\Activision
2011-08-06 12:48:08 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam
2011-08-06 12:47:58 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
2011-08-06 12:21:59 78680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\XAPOFX1_4.dll
2011-08-03 19:52:37 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\Adobe
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2011-08-23 20:12:02 404640 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-08-21 09:00:42 64272 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RapportKE64.sys
2011-06-24 21:56:19 588472 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezsvc7x.dll
2011-06-16 21:54:10 174200 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
2011-06-16 21:21:09 575488 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netr7364.sys
2011-06-16 19:41:40 97792 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\vcljpg70.bpl
2011-06-16 19:41:40 91136 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezUninst.exe
2011-06-16 19:41:40 778240 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\rtl70.bpl
2011-06-16 19:41:40 64512 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\vclsmp70.bpl
2011-06-16 19:41:40 49152 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezUPBHook.dll
2011-06-16 19:41:40 268288 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezSetup.exe
2011-06-16 19:41:40 215040 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\vclx70.bpl
2011-06-16 19:41:40 15872 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezMAPIHelper.exe
2011-06-16 19:41:40 1381376 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\vcl70.bpl
2011-06-16 19:41:40 111104 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ezShellStart.exe
2011-06-02 13:22:31 2762240 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
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============= FINISH: 18:38:55.80 ===============

Look forward to your response. Thanks.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Computer freezing

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

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

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

A: Computer freezing

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
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Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

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===

Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix

Link 1
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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

IMPORTANT....

1. Close any open browsers.

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3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.

How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt
Note:
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Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
===

Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.

Please run this security check for my review.

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and 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.
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Please post the logs for my review.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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Hey there guys, Im in a need of help. After I've solved problems with another forums help (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122718.html and http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123368.html) everything worked fine. Then after a week or two, it started freezing when I started to play games. Later, it started freezing when the user login screen comes up, so I uninstalled my graphic cards control panel and it worked for a whileI tried decreasing my BIOS Onboard Video Memory from 8MB to 4MB.Tried decreasing the AGP to 4X on my Video cards controller. Didn't help. I've been reading around on what could be the problem. Well, my CPU is fine, looking from the pic bellow.If you think it might be the power supply, I haven't ever touched. It cannot be overheated because I allways leave my case open, the fans work fine and I have blown the dust out. Scanned for viruses with Dr.Web, but when i tried to do a complete scan in safe mode, it froze up two times. I was able to play Counter-Strike 1.6 for some time, but GTA just freezes up.I don't really know the power supply, but my graphics card doesn't have an extra one. Now, I am running my computer whilst the ATI card controller software is offline. I keep my case opened all the time now, I have blown the air out and even tried vacuuming the card from a safe distance(bad idea, i know). I have scanned for viruses with Dr.Web(The experienced scan) in safe mode. I now play Counter-Strike 1.6, it's laggy cuz the driver ain&... Read more

A:Computer freezing

two slots burned a month agoHave you taken the motherboard out and inspect it for extra damage? Check for burn spots underneath and swollen resistors and/or capacitors

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Awhile ago i built a comp for myself. And now i'm building one for my cousin, same components. But for some reason the one i built for him freezes. Can anyone help me trouble shoot this? It doesnt freeze up right away, i had to wait awhile for it to go bad.

Motherboard: Asus p5n-d
Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640gb
Graphics Card: Xfx 9800 gt 512mb
PSU: Coolmax 700watts
Vista 64bit

The first signs of the comp freezing was during vista install. I had to keep on reinstalling vista because it freezes during install. But i managed to install vista clean. I tried swapping out components from my computer (because i know my computer works without a problem) but still it freezes. I tried switching the memory sticks to different slots, and doing 1 stick at a time, nothing works. Seems like when i put in 2 memory sticks, it freezes up faster. How would i know if its the memory's problem? or the motherboard? or the cpu? So i can return it and get a replacement.
 

A:Help! my computer keeps on freezing

You got a bad power supply unit. It's from an unreputable brand, cheapo crap, you were lucky that even the one you used for your own worked properly. Get a quality unit from Corsair, OCZ, Enermax, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic. 600 W should be well enough.

This is just a guess, as we haven't really tested anything, but based on that your tried several good-known components from your own rig, it's very probable.
 

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My computer has been freezing either at random times when I am using it, and almost always if I leave it idle for more than 5 minutes. I can't move the mouse or anything when it happens and I don't know what's going on. When it freezes I have to manually restart the computer to load up everything again, and it usually just freezes up again. If someone could check my Hijackthis! and help that would be awesome. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:26:01 AM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
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I have a Dell Inspeiron 6000 laptop. In the last few weeks, my computer keeps freezing up - mainly IE. I try doing a control-alt-delete and although it says the program is not responding, it will not shut down, even when I choose End Now. Most of the time, computer usage is low. Several times a day I end up having to just turn off the comptuer and then when I reboot it is fine for a while. Please help, this computer is not that old. Thanks

Hijack log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:28:06 PM, on 7/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Authentium\Command AntiVirus\avinitnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Authentium\Command AntiVirus\schscnt.exe
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K, I was downloading a large file online, then my computer just froze up, I tried everything to get out of it but it just stayed frozen. So, I had no choice but to un-plug the battery and AC plug (it's a notebook). When I turned the computer back on it went immediately to the screen where you have the choice of either starting in safe-mode, start back to the last good settings, or start normally. I choose to start normally and it just froze and did nothing. I restarted the computer to try safe-mode, if froze when I tried starting in safe mode. Since I can't do anything about the computer because it keeps freezing when I try to start it what do I do? Oh, and I'm posting this on another computer at my local library just if you wondered how I'm on the internet. Please help.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

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As of recently my computer has been acting weird. On bootup it will from time to time just freeze and not let me do anything. I'm seeing a much slower responce time as well. Any help at all would be great!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:33:38 AM, on 5/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yaho... Read more

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Hi
My comptuer keeps freezing on start up and when you are working on it. You have to restart it, nothing you can do...mouse, keyboard everything locks up. Iv done loads of scans with stuff mentioned here like seach and destroy and found a few items, flushed them out but its still doing it!!
What else can i do?
Thanks
Ryan
 

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ive just done a new format and install on a xp machine... its has been on for several hours and now its starting to freeze up.. this is a ford motor company employee computer... they built the computer themselves...
computer seems to be running hot to me... i take a cd out after installing some software and the cd is hot.. i know heat can make pc freeze up or restart.. fan is working fine... any ideas on what i can try...it was doing fine until i started loading the nortons virus software... could that be the problem..
thanks
sd
 

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I am having the same problem that azalya20 posted in April. There was not a response to her post.

I bought this computer from a friend about two months ago. It worked good until about three weeks ago when it started to have trouble keeping my internet signal and it would say recover webpage. I just figured it was being to far away from the signal. Then last week when I was online it started to make a buzzing noise when the audio was on and it competely froze for the first time. I had to turn it off with the power button. Then later when I tried to turn it back on, before it booted up, on the black screen it said to do a scan or something and I did. It ran the scan and it started to say file unreadable at about file # ???181and all after that. Then it froze and I had to turn it off by button again.
Later I tried again with the same result but finished the scan and it worked ok for a few days, every once in a while it would freeze and I would have to restart it with button again. Now its freezing a lot, about every 5 minutes. When I turn it back on I get the screen that gives open in 3 different safe modes or open normally. It doesn't give the option to do the scan again. I have tried opening in all 3 safe modes and I have gotten nowhere. I have done AVG anti-virus scan and other reports and scans in the control panel admin tools, etc., but nothing comes up as having a problem. I went to Windows tech help and used their "fix-it" download. It scanned and said th... Read more

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When im on the internet my computer keeps freezing for between 5-10 seconds then works ok again, just wondering why this is happening and how it can be fixed?

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PC is a year old. I always had McAfee Virus protection.

I heard Panda was the best so I downloaded and bought the Titanium version after my McAfee expired.

I have had Panda on my PC for 3 days and every day at least 2 times a day, my computer freezes up.

I did a scan and nothing. Anyone know if virus protection will cause this?

Thanks
 

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Have you completely uninstalled McAfee? having 2 AV programs on your system (especially Panda) can cause your system to freeze and lock as both programs attempt to scan the same file.

Also whoever told you Panda was "the" best was lying, Panda is ok but conflicts with more things than any other AV product I have tried.

Excellent Alternatives:

AVG - http://free.grisoft.com - completely free
AVAST! - http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html - Completely Free

Then along side these run something like Ewido http://www.ewido.net (free but after 14 days you have to manually update it).

Also use something like Spybot Search & Destroy (completely free) to help protect you from other types of threat.
 

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I recently had to reinstall windows xp because it crashed. Now all the games I played before do not work. My system meets the requirements, by far. I have updated directx and the induvidual games from their respective web sites. Any help will be appreciated
 

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My computer keeps freezing for no "apparent" reason. It is very intermittent, but only seems to stop when carrying out high processing power tasks such as playing Americas Army online, or burning a CD.

I thought at first that maybe the RAM was faulty, so I performed a check using Microsoft Memory checker, but all is fine.

Therefore, I was wondering if somebody would be able to check my HJT log for me just to check that I have no nasties in there that could be causing this.

Many thanks for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:26:05, on 01/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BTYAHO~1\SMARTB~1\BTHelpNotifier.exe
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My computer keeps freezing, I have no clue why. It's the first time it started doing this. Im trying to install xp and openSUSE. When I got xp installed, it just started freezing. Please help asap. Thanks =)
 

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Just finished checking my computer for spyware etc, all was goood and clean. Since then my computer keeps freezing, sometimes on the user select on xp, sometimes when you are just into windows and others when you've been on there for an hour. The other day it froze eight times in a row, very annoying! Can anyone help me?

Thanks Shaun

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What is your options when it freezes, you need to power down by using the power button? Ctrl+Alt+Del doesnt work?


StartupList :
A simple tool that lists all and every auto starting program on your system. You might be surprised what it finds, this is way better than Msconfig. Commonly used to troubleshoot malfunctioning systems, trojan/viral infections, new spyware/malware breed and the likes.

Download HERE and post back your results

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Win xp 1.8 gig cable

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

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My friend just got cable internet and his pc is freezing up when he runs MS apps. I haven't had time to look at it but I know that it started right after he got the roadrunner cable internet. I was hoping you could throw some ideas out. You guys are great anf very appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer is freezing up

first make sure there arent any yellow conflict alerts in the device manager

1 sign of an infection from microsoft:

Quote:




? Your computer always stops responding when you try to use Microsoft Office products.




when ms apps kick back, that could be an infection, which you should run the 5 step program in my sig

good luck

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Hello,

my specs are..

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Nvidia 9800GTX+ (then i tryed another video card and it still froze)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Alright my power supply is an ULT-XF600 (600W) - ULTRA PRODUCT X-FINITY.
Link for more info.. http://xtreview.com/review42.htm

And my voltages in bios are..

Cpu Core: 1.296
DRam Volt: 1.872
Nb Volt: 1.088
+3.3V: 3.376
+12.0V: 12.032
+5v: 5.13
-12v: -4.35
-5v: -5.18
Vbat: 3.25

And my vidoe card is a 9800GTX+ PCI EXPRESS x16. Then i tried a 7600 gt PCI EXPRESS X16. And I have another power supply but its a 400W or 450W and its older.
And my temps in bios are..

CPU Temp: 36C
Sys Temp: 30C


My computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

I did ad-aware searches virus searches ect. Nothing was found, sometimes it even freezes up on my mo/bo screen when I have to manually shut it off and on agian because of the freezes. So I recently have checked my ram with memtest it all passed, i did disk check, then i just recently reformated.

Once i reformated it hasent froze up until not to long ago it froze for the 1st time. But my pc just froze agian while playing a game, this time when i restarted it wanted me to load defult cmos by pressuing f2, then when i booted up it looked like there was no drivers for the vidoe c... Read more

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Computer been freezing and having to reboot alot using last known good configuration. scanned using ewido, and have avg and nothing is coming up. I don't understand what is wrong.
Attaching HJT log
 

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Hey friends!

New problem to solve. My computer's on the fritz. When I boot it into Windows XP Professional, I have about 15 seconds after logging in before my computer freezes. To prevent this, I looked at the taskmanager, and began disabling three all caps .exe files that start that were unfamiliar to me. I believed them to be a virus.

When I google'd them all, they appear to be programs that should be running. One is a Creative executable, and the others are monitor programs for an Epson Stylus printer I have access to on our network.

Only after I disable these does the machine work fine, for a while. It will still freeze up when I'm working once and a while.

I've run virus scans, spyware, and adware scans, and there appears to be no malicious files.

Whenever the computer locks up, 10% of the time, on a restart I'll get strange POST noises (a repeated one second beep). Usually turning off the machine and wiggling the RAM fixes this. The RAM is all fairly new, so I don't assume that to be the problem.

Any suggestions?
 

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Ok so i have a problem. Few days ago i have put a new graphics card in my computer (ATI Radeon 5570 hd) and two additional GB of ram (now i have 4). The next day i started getting (at random intervals) a BSOD. It was a dxgmms1.sys problem. I reinstalled all of the graphiscs drivers and i have updated DirectX. It fixed the problem, but know my computer keeps freezing (again at random intervals). What should i do?

A:Computer keeps freezing

Check what size power supply you have - your graphics card requires a 350w PSU at least.

Good write-up here: Radeon HD 5570 review

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i purchased a game from wild tangent called polar bowler and it won't let me unlock it since there is a pop up blocker on it and it won't let me run it? what do i do to unlock the pop-up blocker? i am running microsoft xp
 

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Welcome to TSG

What pop up blocker are you using?

Many popular ad blocking software programs can be temporarily disabled by simply holding down one of the following keys until the new window appears: Control (CTRL), ALT, or Shift.
 

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So I just moved my computer from one room to another and for some reason it started freezing all the time. There was nothing new about the set up or peripherals, just a new room! I have a computer that is about 3 years old. It's an HP and it runs Windows XP.

It would often freeze very near the startup and would freeze all the time if I tried starting up itunes. so i ran all the anit-virus and spyware programs I could during safe mode. (I had malware bytes, advance systemcare, ad aware, and spybot running. I even cleaned up with ccleaner and cleaned the reg). It made things a little better but kept freezing. I went to BIOS and made sure everything was at their default settings(don't think it did anything really). I even tried a system restore but it kept failing. So I decided to reformat it and everything seemed fine at first.

BUT i noticed that it was slowing down a lot when trying to run certain setups and windows-commands such as: add/remove programs and trying to delete large files. And then it started freezing again. It even froze while i was trying to install the driver for my tablet which i use as my mouse so now i get a bunch of error messages on startup and the cursor is stuck at the upper left screen. It's my only mouse so i have to reformat...again. So it doesn't seem like it's a software issue. I don't know much about BIOS, memory or hardware stuff. Can somebody please help?!?!

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Hi, I have an annoying little (or maybe big, its hard to tell with PC stuff) problem. Every so often my system will just freeze on me (and when it does the HDD light is off constantly). There seems to be nothing I can do to fix the problem other than hit the reset button. There is no set pattern to the problem as sometimes I will be not even using my computer and I will come back to it and its frozen up. I tried a stress test last night using BurnIn Test which showed everything working just fine. I've used Tuneup Utilities to fix my registry and check the HDD for errors but the problem persists.

My system is GA G33M-DS2R with Intel Core 2 duo (E4500) 2.20GHz and 4GB RAM, 64 bit Windows 7. Any ideas? Anyone?

PS. I tried to attach the latest .dmp file but the file size was too big, any help?
 

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Hi,

Will it be possible for you to post the system logs from the event viewer.
 

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My roomate has a geforce 6200, and when playing world of warcraft, hellgate london, and civ 4 his rig always freezes up in game. Just wondering what the problem could be. He has all of the up to date drivers and everything. He is running xp.
 

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Can he quit the game when the system crashes or does he have to manually restart?
 

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I have a PC with windows xp on it and its about 2 years old. For some reason my computer just started randomly freezing. Sometimes 3 or 4 times an hour. Anyone have any solutions?

A:Computer keeps freezing

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

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

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I have a Dell XPS One desktop..just over a year old..32bit Vista svc pack 1 operating system..4GB memory, Intel core 2 quad cupu 2.33ghz ..had the hard drive replaced several times and finally replaced the motherboard too. Has been working ok for the last two months but now it is starting to freeze constantly..for just a few seconds it will show whatever program I am on as not responding and then it unfreezes again but it has gotten to be very annoying and am now afraid it might be a sign of something worse to come. I scanned for viruses and other threats but nothing came up. Any ideas?
 

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Here is my HJT report. What needs to go?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:44:41 PM, on 1/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:Computer Freezing up on me

Welcome to TSG

I see no malware in your log. How much RAM do you have?
 

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