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Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

Q: Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

Hey everyone, I reciently built a computer for a friend, and after everything was built, I installed a legal copy of Vista Home Premium on it. During the past few days though, the computer has begun freezing. It's not so much as a full system freeze, as a stuttering. Audio playback begins to loop, and you can't do anything, but after a little while, the system returns to normal.

I have installed the latest video drivers, but haven't been able to think of much more than that.

Here's a list of the hardware.

ECS P35T-A LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

FSP Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

LG 20X DVD?R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech Black SATA Model GH20NS15 - OEM

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

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: Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

hi ya the first thing I see is the PSU way to small to run that Video Card your gana need some thing with 700w and 26A on the 12v rail your one has only 18A on it

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Hello. My brand new OMEN 15-ax208nl notebook has got a very annoying bug: OS keeps freezing while doing simple Desktop operations... Dedicated GPU is continuously turned ON and OFF causing OS stuttering. dGPU state changes like this:OFF -> IDLE -> ON -> IDLE -> OFF I've made a demo video: https://youtu.be/txQZWfWFhlc Hardware:CPU: Intel® Core? i7-7700HQ @ 2.80GHzIntergrated GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 630Dedicated GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (laptop)RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2400OS drive: SSD 128 GBData drive: HDD 1 TB Software:OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, version 1607, build 14393.693NVIDIA driver: 378.49Intel HD driver: 21.20.16.4534 What I tried for solve the problem:- clean installation of Windows 10- clean installation of all drivers- update BIOS- set integrated GPU as default GPU in NVIDIA control panel This problem is present on HP Pavilion 15-bc014nl too (i7-6700HQ [HD 530] and GTX 960M 4GB)... Do You have any solution? I suppose it's a Windows 10 problem so please upvote my feedback on Windows Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/Hgc5aa PS: Sorry for bad english.

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I'm am using a Vista system, and for the last week or so my computer would freeze randomly, and i'd have to hold the power button to turn it off. After turning it off, i'd have to wait 10-15 minutes to turn it back on, because turning it right back on apparently doesn't work, with my monitor searching for a signal and not displaying anything. Also, blue screens popped up frequently during that period of time, with different error codes.

So I decided to use the Recovery Manager that came with the PC.

The blue screens have gone away, but the freezing still persists. Sometimes the screen freezes, and I AM able to turn the computer back on right after I force it to shut down. Other times, the computer's screen just goes dark, without me doing anything. Also, everytime I log in, there's no desktop, not task bar, no nothing but a cursor, and I have to do ctrl+shift+delete, and then log off, and log back in to see the desktop.

Sometimes the computer runs smoothly for hours, and sometimes it freezes right off the bat, coming into the desktop. The recovery manager also froze once when it was restoring my HD as well.

I don't recall installing any new programs within the last few weeks, and i've only had this (HP Pavilion a6547c) for 2 years.

Anyone have an idea of what's going on?

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Windows Vista SP2 (I believe), Sony Vaio,

My vista loads without any issues, but when it comes to startup programs running and the icons loading in the taskbar, its as if my laptop freezers. Only a few of the icons load, and my startup programs don't load either. The pointer/mouse tracker still works fine, I can hover over icons on the desktop and the quick launch toolbar which go highlighted. But as soon as I click on an icon, even an empty space on the desktop, the whole system just freezers.
This has been on ongoing issue for the last few weeks and didn't happen on every restart, but now its happening constantly.

I'm not the best with laptops, but at first thought it was a graphics hardware issue, however, loading in safe mode has no issues (I'm using it now with networking to write this).

Before my laptop faced this constant issue I did a AVG scan which said it found a few rootkits, but as far as I'm aware that was sorted out. I uninstalled spybot search & destroy in safe mode thinking the two programs could be clashing with 1 another, but that hasn't changed anything.

Any advice or suggestions on what I could do would be extremely helpful!
 

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Hello All,

I have been dealing with an issue that Dell, Microsoft, and GeekSquad (PC bought trough BestBuy) have yet to help me fix. I would really appreciate some help for I have spent several weeks trying to find a remedy to my problem to no avail.

Simply stated, my PC (Dell Inspirion 545) running Windows Vista 64 has a problem maintaining browser functionality on both IE and Firefox. I will be surfing along with no problems and my browser will stop responding for reasons unknown....If I was using IE and then I try to start Firefox then firefox will not work either. Something happens, out of the blue, that effects both browsers unilaterally. The only thing that gets the browser to work again is rebooting the PC......Unfortunately, the aforementioned issue causes IE/FF exe to hang, so sometimes even shutting down takes a few minutes if not longer. Once I restart the issue is gone, but only for a matter of time. I am forced (in most cases) to reboot my PC several times throughout my workday. This is obviously causing me great mental pain, because my PC is only 2 months old and it has been doing this from the start. The issue is NOT a connectivity issue as my router still works fine and I am still able to a)ping websites, b)check Thunderbird mail client, c) use AIM. It happens on all different websites throughout the day, but never one or two in particular.

Some basic info...

Explorer 7
Vista Home premium Service pack 1

I am using
Zone Alarm Firewall
AVG Free 8.5

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A:Browser freezing issue in IE and FF using Vista 64x

I have just joined the site so that I could reply to this post.

I have been having the same problem with Opera freezing/crashing for months and it was driving me mad. However I think I have found the reason/answer in the last week.

I see you have ZoneAlarm installed and are running Vista. Apparently there is a known problem with ZA not being compatible with Vista and causing crashes. I posted on the Opera forums, but no-one had any suggestions. However this was reported on the Firefox forums almost a year ago.

I installed Comodo as my firewall and uninstalled ZA and I haven't had a freeze since.

I see you are also running AVG 8.5. Are you aware that V9.0 is out? There are screeds of posts on the AVG forums of people having problems with it so I decided not to upgrade and have installed Avast! AV instead.

Quite impressed with both even though I have only been running them for a week or so.

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Hi, all.

I've recently put together a new multimedia computer which I've hooked up to a 32'' LCD 1080i TV.

The machine has up until now, played DVDs fine, but when I tried playing my first HD DVD the other day, I noticed a slight 'stutter' every five seconds or so, during playback.

I tried changing some of the ATI Catalyst settings, but nothing worked, so I turned to downloading the newest ATI drivers I could find on their official website.

After I'd installed them and restarted, an error message appeared saying that the 'new' drivers I'd just installed (even though I'd double-checked) were in fact, 'old' drivers, and that Catalyst would now not work under them.

I tried rolling back the drivers, but that didn't help - if anything, it made things worse - I lost all sound, and eventually picture whilst running XP - so as a last resort, I tried reinstalling Windows.

This has pretty much restored everything to how it was before (and also HD DVD playback in PowerDVD Ultra) but now I can only play a film/disc for so long (about 10-20 mins) until the image freezes and/or goes into an infinite stuttering loop (video, that is - the sound keeps running).
I'd be eternally grateful if anyone could help me with this.

Thanks in advance,
Clark.
PS - I've also recently installed WMP11, assuming I could play blu-ray and HD DVD discs with that, but it doesn't seem to recognise HD DVD's at all.... Read more

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VLC media player will play high definition content www.videolan.org version_8 is ok..
check cpu usage in windows task manager (performance tab.) while playing the media.
it may be necessary to sop all other programs running in the background (loaded at boot up )
 

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ok, i've had about enuf of this comp of mine! i have tried everything to fix my problem but i just can't seem to do it.

here is my problem:
when i play my games or listen to my music, i get a freezing or stuttering situation

i cant fix it. i have tried to re install the game, i updated my drivers for my audio/video card, but no matter what i try- nothing seems to work. i have a decent comp

p3 processor, 600 mhz,
40 gigs,
320 ram,
allegro audio/sound card

so i should not have this problem.
if any 1 can give me some tips or solutions; plz do, because i have had enuf right now and i am going to snap and take out my comp with one big match!
i left a thread b 4 but i think it was not specific to my problem; so i didn't get the answers i needed. i know there are lots of comp geniuses out there, so if u could give me step by step info i would be really happy.

(*edited by mod)
 

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What type of video card do you have? That may be the root of your issue..

Once you respond back I'll have a better idea of what may help your situation
 

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Hi,

I had an issue in the past where I installed a 32-bit version of a program and it messed everything up. You can take a look at this thread for more information.

Mouse/Keyboard/USB don't work anymore after turning off computer

I had to do a repair install in order for my computer to run properly again. However, 3/4 months after the repair install, my computer is acting strange. It constantly stutters/freezes every 5-10 seconds or so. When I browse the internet, it freezes for about 5 seconds before it resumes; when I open up anything, it freezes before it starts; when I play a game, it lags/freezes randomly for a good 3-5 seconds.

I have no idea what happened or if this has anything to do with the "repair install". I assume it does and I am asking you guys if anything can be done to fix this issue before a complete format of my system.

A:Stuttering/Freezing

If this began 3 or 4 months after the repair install, it is probably not related to it.

I think you should check for malware.
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and save it to a convenient location.
Right click on mbam-setup.exe and select Run as administrator
Before clicking the Finish button, make sure that these 2 boxes are checked (ticked):Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now check for updates. If your firewall prompts, please allow it. If you can't update it, select the Update tab. Under Update Mirror, select one of the websites and click on Check for Updates.
Select the Scanner tab. Click on Perform quick scan, then click on Scan.
Leave the default options as it is and click on Start Scan.
When done, you will be prompted. Click OK, then click on Show Results.
Check (tick) all items except items in the C:\System Volume Information folder and click on Remove Selected.
After it has removed the items, Notepad will open. Please post this log in your next reply. You can also find the log in the Logs tab. The bottom most log is the latest.
====================================================

ESET Online Scanner:

Note: You can use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox for this scan. You will however need to disable your current installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be read here.

Vista/Windows 7 users: You will need to to right-click on the either the IE or FF icon in t... Read more

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I have a 1.7GHz XP (home Edition and unfortuantly an OEM) PC trying to run Kurzweill 3000; word; ie; outlook express; zoomtext; adobe reader; PCTV; Olympus DM1 up & download; BT broadband; winzip; access; powerpoint; excel; ahead nero; inspiration; dragon naturally speaking.

Problem is PC sound stutters and PC freezes randomly. Have done restore points and restore to image/ghost. Issue still there.

I think I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything - but how do I do it with an OEM? How can I communicate this to the supplier - whats the keyword to use. PC is still under warrenty until 8th Jan but issue been around for years - PC used to be a windows 98 - they did an upgrade - could they have missed something?

They think they've done enough - I need a working pc!

Any help welcome

thnx

Elaine

A:PC Stuttering & freezing

Let's see if you have any nasties hiding there first.....

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Warning: semi long block of text ahead

plz help me out i am now running 7201 but have had this problem since windows 7 build like 6595 or whatever it was,. anyway my problem is that whenever i play online games like tf2 and l4d i get great ping usually like 50ish give or take but for some reason every few minutes or half hours depending on what it feels like that day my character and everyone else s will just freeze in place like my pc doesn't know what to do with them like its not frame-rate issues but rather a network issue i thought it was my router and network but i even got a brand new router and wireless adapter,. this didnt happen ever on vista so idk so in short my network basically stutters while playing online games and every once in a while ill get that yellow symbol on my network status next to the clock but i just have to wait a few seconds or disconnect and then reconnect so can someone plz help me ?

btw my old router was a linksys wrt54g and my new one is a d-link gaming router i have a linksys wifi usb adapter

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well, it turns out for some reason the lag spikes are only in tf2 as far as i no cause i was playing css fine,. however it still drops everyonce and a while and i cant find a fix for tf2

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Sometimes my computer would freeze or slow to a crawl, regardless of what I'm doing, even if it's idle. When it slows, the computer stutters every second or so (Task manager shows CPU usage go up and down every second) and everything takes a lot longer to open/close/etc. When restarting afterwards, sometimes I'd get "A disk read error occured, press ctrl alt del to restart", or it'll hang on "Detecting IDE Drives" and then it'd do this test thing and "Media test failure, check cable". I figure these are all related and it's the cause of faulty hardware, but I don't know what. Please help. OS vista home edition 32bit intel quad core q6600 WD 320gb sata-2 16m 3200ks HDD Corsair 4gb ddr2-800 dual xms RAM Thermaltake W0131RU 850w power supply Evga nvidia 680i motherboard
 

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Hi there,

I have been having problems with my desktop for the past 4-5 months, have tried so much and looked on almost
every thread relating to lag and stuttering without finding a solution.

I have had the PC for nearly 3 years, built myself.

Specs:
CPU: Intel i7 7700k ( swaped to a celeron G3930)
GPU: Geoforce 1070 (taken out for testing)
Motherboard: MSI z270 pro carbon (swaped to an ASUS prime z270-P for testing)
Power supply: EVGA Supernova 850 W Gold G2
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz (tried individually)
Storage: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 (boot drive) and a Seagate BarraCuda

The problem occurs every 5-10 minutes with normal use, but every 20-30 seconds while playing games. This becomes more often for both the longer the computer is turned on for.

Things I have tried software wise:
-Clean install of windows 10
-Update/reinstall drivers for every component
-Change resolution and refresh rate of the monitor
-Disable prefetch and superfetch

There are no errors in event manager leading me to assume this problem is due to hardware. I have tried unplugging my GPU
and using my CPU's onboard graphics, the problem still occurs.

Screen recording of what the freezing looks like:

View: https://youtu.be/Q28k25lj8QQ

This problem 100% is not related to:
CPU
GPU
Motherboard
Loose cables
RAM

I have checked the PSU readings in the BIOS, there are no anomalous readings, everything looks very stable.
I have tested both my Storage devices and they show no e... Read more

A:Freezing and stuttering with normal use

You post that the problem is 100% not ram however I do not see where you tested the ram and what you used to test? Unless you use something like memtest and or prime95 [ram test] for a minimum of 1hr, then you really do not know if the problem is ram or not.




I have checked the PSU readings in the BIOS, there are no anomalous readingsClick to expand...

While this has some validity, it does not test under a load [which is where a pw supply would most likely have problems]
If you want to test a pw supply, you use the motherboard mfg's monitoring software while running prime95, OCCT, or IBT [intel burn test] If by chance your board mfg does not have monitoring software [which I know asus has] then you can use the intel extreme tuning utility. The intel utility will both monitor and do a stress test.
 

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Hey all, I've run into a few problems here. I'm an avid player of Neverwinter Nights, EverQuest, and EQ2. And recently I've hit some... issues.

Two nights ago on EQ2, I was running through a zone, when my screen blipped. it froze for about five seconds, flickered black just before un-freezing, and my toon's pet would be a few yards ahead. Well I figured it was just some weird game glitch or lag or something, since the zone in question isn't exactly well-known for its stability. So I log out and reboot.

I can't even get into the game. It halts at the character select, and the opening screen resembles what I can best describe as "polygon explosion". Just a mass of color and triangles. I bluescreen after a while, it tells me that an error involving nv4_disp.dll resulted in an infinite loop.

So the next thing I do after I reboot is run avg, it finds nothing out of the ordinary, then I run ad-aware and spybot, both of whom just pick up your every day "you've won a million dollars!" type spyware. So I shrug and fire up WMP to enjoy some music. Well I have the visualization active on WMP, and... well, same thing that was happening in the game, only five times worse, flickering, stuttering, freezing on and off. I eventually wrestled it to the ground, uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and slapped a new skin on that works just fine. I then went to nvidia.com and downloaded / installed the 77.77 drivers. I had been using the 77.72... Read more

A:Freezing and stuttering in my games

Well I went in, uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, ran a driver cleaner, rebooted, reinstalled drivers, rebooted, no good.

Anyone, please?
 

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Hello,
I recently got a computer system of my father, [I have no idea what's been done with it in the past]

I would really appreciate it if you could help me sort the issues of it which are it being slow, and seeming to stutter / pause and jump forward. in games, sometimes in the browser and in YouTube videos. Its also extreemely noisy when Im playing games, im not sure if this has anything to do with it or not.

All i wish for, is the computer to let me play games such as World of warcraft without any issues, and use things such as facebook.

Here is the stuff i think i needed to add?
Code:


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 302285 MB, Free - 171517 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J3492
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


and
Code:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16:44:22, on 28/01/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17106)
Boot mode: Normal

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... Read more

A:Slow, Stuttering / Freezing.

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Other than a few minor hiccups, the only issue I seem to be having after upgrading to Windows 8 is some freezing and very slow performance. I may right-click something, or open a window, and it might take minutes instead of a fraction of a second. Sometimes, Explorer will crash or freeze. Other times, video/picture thumbnails will not be present, or may take a very long time to show up. Sometimes, I will open a folder, and it will display as if it is empty, even if it is full of files.
My computer is very fast, so I am unsure of what might be causing this. I scanned my drivers for errors, but they seem to be alright.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/suggestions!

Windows 8 Pro x64
Intel Core i7 2600k
16 GB RAM
128 GB SSD
2 TB HDD, 1 TB HDD x2, 1 TB ext. HDD, 3 TB ext. HDD x2
GTX 670
Security: Bitdefender Total Security 2013

A:Freezing, Stuttering, and Crashing

Did you upgrade or do a clean install? I had similar issues when I ran in dual-boot mode and everything cleared up after I did a clean install. Check your drivers and be sure they're all up-to-date. Is your PC running hot? Does it always do the same thing or just after it's been running awhile?

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Okay, so I've tried working on this for a while now and nothing seems to really be helping.First here's my specs: http://i.imgur.com/4Xl5Dph.pngThis usually only happens while I'm using Chrome but it happens at random times while I'm using it. Suddenly my internet will like come to a halt, no new pages will load at all. It will just show the circle that is supposed to represent loading but it will never get anywhere, then it's like my computer just locks up...except it doesn't? All of my applications, like chrome or windows explorer just kinda freeze but I can still move my mouse and sometimes open my start menu. If I can open my start menu and click a bunch on something, let's say "My Computer" once it unfreezes it will open them all at once and load all of my internet tabs and everything.When this first happened I thought it was my SSD just taking a bleep, which it could still be, so I looked up some fixes and I found something that is supposed to stop your SSD from stuttering/freezing ( Link to tutorial HERE it may just be for laptops or not compatible for me but I gave it a shot anyway) and it seemed to work at first but now it's gone back to it's old ways and now I'm starting to notice the second issue even more, which I will explain now.The second issue happens occasionally but especially when I am trying to do something off of my SSD, like run some programs I have on it or something. What happens is my computer just kinda starts to lag and I hear an audio scr... Read more

A:Random Freezing and Stuttering

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Hey, about a week ago, the mouse I use for my laptop started stuttering. At first I thought it was a problem with Minecraft, as it was only happening if I played Beta or Classic. But it later got worse, it started happening outside of Minecraft and the mouse often freezes completely, and I have to unplug and then plug the mouse back into the USB port. That works for up to several minutes max, then the lagging returns again. Sometimes the lagging even returns seconds after plugging the mouse back in. The built-in trackpad on the laptop doesn't seem to stutter or freeze, but using that is a pain and tedious when doing certain tasks.

I was using a Microsoft Intellipoint mouse at the time the problem started. And thought that it could be a driver issue and that the mouse drivers would've been be out of date. Turned out they were already up-to-date though, and the driver updates come through Windows Update. After that, I swapped mice. I got another mouse from my desktop PC, and hoped that would help fix the problem. Well, nope. I still get the same stuttering and freezes. And the mice seem to work normally on the desktop. I also tried blowing out the USB ports and adapters for the mice to see if dust was causing the problem. That didn't help either. Then I thought maybe it was the mouse pad I was using, but turns out that wasn't the problem either.

Edit: the LED lights on the second mouse remain lit even when the mouse pointer has frozen.

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A:Mice Stuttering and Freezing

Is there a chance that Windows Update has updated your graphics drivers? I have had Windows Update cause problems before if I let it update hardware drivers.
 

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Hey I recently upgraded my operating system from windows 7 basic to ultimate but now my laptop freezes and stutters when i play videos or music while I search the web. I've used CCleaner to fix any registry errors there might be and updated my chipset drivers but still no solution. Can anyone help???

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Hello all,

This is the first time I've ever had to post on a tech forum to assist me in an issue, but I'm at an absolute loss.

A friend of mine was having trouble with his Dell Inspiron 1525, informing me that every time he booted the machine normally, it would freeze. He's not exactly computer savvy, so the machine wound up in my care to be diagnosed and fixed. I'm only a computer programmer, but I'm not exactly a slouch.

Safe mode and safe mode with networking work perfectly. Thinking the issue was just a plethora of viruses, I downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and Windows Defender and began cleaning out around a dozen or so pieces of malware and spyware from my friend's computer. I figured I had done my job and rebooted the computer normally. No go--- the issue still remain unresolved.

I'll describe the problem in more detail. I can get to the Windows Vista login screen just fine, and I'm even able to log in and get to the desktop... for about a minute. Then the machine locks to the point where I can only use the mouse and nothing else. I was able to get both Task Manager and Process Explorer working, and there is nothing taking up 100% of the processing power before the machine locks up. There was a svchost that took up 20-30% of the processing power but PE showed nothing abnormal with it, and I've even seen the computer freeze when that process was down to 0%. The physical memory seems a bit high at 850+ but nothing that should... Read more

A:Windows Vista machine freezing, can't find issue

I'm pretty sure there is still some malware lurking on the computer which is causing the issue, since you say that it works just fine in safe mode.

Perhaps someone authorized to help with malware removal here can assist you.
 

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Hi,

Bit of a story, but my z97 itx motherboard, and I was not able to replace it, so I got a z170 + 6700 thinking everything was going to be okay.

Now that I've installed it, I'm experiencing massive DCP latency, stuttering and random freezes (no overheating).

First I bought a Asus z170 itx Pro gaming board, and this was a aboslute nightmare, and the board was terrible (disconnecting my bluetooth devices, not connecting to 5ghz network etc. stuff like that.) So I returned that, and bought a Msi Ac gaming board, hoping the DCP latency was a part of the board, but nay.

Now I've tried a fresh install of windows 10 twice (once where I installed the drivers from Msi) no help, and then I tried to do a another fresh install and let windows install the drivers, but still no luck.

I've disabled NIC and onboard sound drivers.

Heres a pastebin from Latencymon:
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And heres a screenshot from "Drivers"
2016-02-09_12-56-40.png - Google Drive

I just really don't get it. My z97 system ran like a dream with no problems what so ever, and now this nightmare...

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Update:

This is LatencyMon for 1min with Wifi and Lan disabled.

2016-02-09_13-38-59.png - Google Drive

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I can se that dxgkrnl is pretty high up, but this is the same driver that I had on my old z97 board, and I can't see why it should be a problem all of a sudden.

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A:DPC Latency, stuttering and random freezing

before i say anything stupid. can you \ have you reinstalled the storage port driver? like deleted software then let windows reinstall it \ manually?

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Every time I listen to music or watch a video my computer seems to freeze or stutter for just a second. During this time the music screeches and everything hangs. I don't know if this only occurs when listening to music or watching a video, but it is the only time I notice.

I have tried disk defrag, updating drivers, cleaning my registry, disabling AVG resident shield and nothing seems to work. It is getting really annoying, so if anyone has any suggestion please let me know and thank you in advance.

A:Computer Micro Freezing/Stuttering

Hi -

I suggest playing a song or video and shortly following the stuttering/freezing right- clicking on the taskmbar (at bottom) and selecting 'Task manager'.

This will open a new window in which J want you to switch to the 'Processes' tab at the top. Then expand the window and click on the bar that says 'Mem Usage'. The highest process should be listed at the top, in your reply post the top 4 processes along with their name and memory usage. It might be that your CPU is struggling to keep up.

Regards,

- Jon

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Alienware 17 R4 GTX 108016Gb Rami7-7820
Out of the box it would play games fine with no freezes.  Windows and Graphics drivers updated once connected to the web and then it started freezing for a couple seconds in Wildlands and Watchdogs 2.  It will also freeze in the Heaven benchmark from Unigine. It freezes for a couple seconds then will run for a couple seconds then freeze again.  The freezes become more and more frequent.
The freezes will occur in the Heaven benchmark even on lower graphics settings.
GPU Temps are 70C and under while this is happening.
What I've tried:
1. Windows reset.
2. Windows fresh install
3. Staying with previous Graphics driver
4. Disabling Geforce Sharing
The freezing is still there.

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Hi,

I'll try to keep this brief.

I purchased my HP Probook 4530s off my friend last week. Naturally, I formatted it to give a fresh install of Windows. Since then I have been having this issue:

Laptop freezing up - YouTube

Watch the video above, as you can hear the video lags/stutters as well as the sound 'buzzing'. The mouse lags across the screen and for some reason the internet disconnects during this time. The only way to fix this is to restart the laptop, although is happens again.

I have re installed Windows 3 times now and every time I get the issue.

I notice it the most under the following circumstances:

-Awaken PC from sleep mode
-Run laptop on battery power

In saying that, it is completely random. I was just in a Skype call on battery power and it was fine. I hung up and then rang someone again and it started freezing/buzzing/stuttering. The internet disconnected and I had to restart the laptop for fix it.

What on earth is causing this? The laptop worked perfectly before I formatted it the first time.

Specs:

W7
HP Probook 4530s
i5 2430m 2.4GHz
8 GB RAM
HD 6490


Please and thank you for anyone who can offer any advice!

A:Laptop Freezing/Stuttering Randomly During Use

I believe I have narrowed it down to my network card.

I guess it would make sense why the internet disconnects when I get those issues, but why would it freeze up my system?

I ran the DPC latency checker, and sure enough after 5 minutes on battery, I got the issue. I disabled things in device manager 1 by 1 and found when I disable my "802.11n Wireless LAN Card" the issue INSTANTLY goes away. Re-enabling it brings the issue back again.

I've tried updating the card's drivers yet it doesn't change the driver version of the card.

Help?

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I have an HP ProBook 4540s that stutters when accepting input via both keyboard and mouse. This happens not just in windows, but also in the BIOS itself. Issue is also present when booting to safe mode, and in POST. I am a bit stumped, but I have run a memtest from the UBCD and it checked out fine, as did my HDD. Any ideas?
 

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I recently put together a HTPC out of some old parts, but when I try to stream videos from Hulu, Neftlix, and the likes, I get very poor performance. Netflix is watchable, with only occasional freezing, but the audio is slightly off sink from the video. Hulu on the other hand is extremely slow, and in full screen the video becomes a slideshow. Through the task manager, I can see that while streaming from Netflix I get around 60-70% CPU usage, while from Hulu I get a flat out 100%. I have installed available updates, including the most recent nVidia drivers, and flash 10.1, which is supposed to have GPU acceleration. Neither of those helped in the slightest bit.

Here are the specs:

Commell LV-670 ITX motherboard
Celeron 2.6
1 Gb DDR
GeForce 8400gs
Windows Server 2008

I know this is not a very powerful system, but it handles DVDs relatively smoothly, though there is still high CPU usage with them. I have tried multiple browsers as well, and have noticed no difference between them.

Any ideas on how to get GPU accelerated flash working, or how to improve streaming performance in general?

Thanks,

-TC
 

A:Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

sounds more like a network issue than anything... check for conflicts and update network drivers if necessary. i don't understand why CPU usage is so high but perhaps a network protocol or service is hogging res? download process explorer to get a better picture of what's going on why the streaming is running.
 

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Ok i dont know if this is windows 7 related or hardware or what but heres the deal:

I've had this gaming pc for about 2 years and ever since ive gotten it, it seems to freeze and/or restart at weird times.
at first i thought it was over heating so i got a better heat sink and some top shelf thermal paste, took the side panels off and added a huge box fan to the side and put it next to an air conditioner.
still happened... so its not a heat thing i dont think.
and what confuses me the most is that it does it when performing simple tasks but now when performing complex ones.

i play a highly graphical video game for 5 hours = no problem
i watch a youtube video = sometimes freezes and the audio will "stutter" or shut off or both OR none.

i host a game server, or 2, play a game and my room is 85 degrees = no problem.

i play a flash game for 10 minutes in a 65 degree room = freeze and sound stutter and/or restart.


also i have tried completely cleaning all of the hardware and removing dust and i have tried reformatting the harddrive and starting over.

no matter what i try, same problem.

-Charlie

A:Random restarting/ freezing with stuttering sound.

What is the make, model and Wattage of your PSU? Boot into Setup (Bios) to PC Health, report the temperatures, and the +12V line of the PSU.

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Ever since I got the tb16 I noticed that whenever I watch a video it would cause the machine to stutter. I notice this stutter when I initially plug the tb16 into my laptop but then it appears again when I'm watching a video. I've tried searching for a solution but nothing has worked. I've updated the bios and drivers (for the xps 15 and tb16) but the problem still remains. This stuttering and freezing would also happen but during normal usage as well but only very rarely (my machine actually froze while I was writing this post :( ). 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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My new XPS 15 9560 is terribly slow and freezes, especially when using Chrome (I'm writing this using Edge)  I have only run Windows Update, installed Chrome (in admin account), created a regular user and logged into Dropbox under my regular user account.  I have run the dell diagnostics which reported no problems. 
The machine is unusable in Chrome and Edge stutters and lags also.  I'm incredibly  disappointed as this brand new machine, with virtually no software installed is even slower than the 5 year old machine it was to replace.
Any ideas?  Maybe I just need to return the machine and buy another brand.
And now the reCAPTCHA is freezing so I can't post this message.  ***!

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Hello, I have a problem with my computer that I built myself a couple of months ago.

The problem is that it keeps stuttering, it will freeze for two seconds unfreeze freeze for another two seconds unfreeze and it will do this roughly 6 times 10 times a day. I have put up with it in the past but now I am experiencing complete crashes where my computer will not respond and will shut down.

I have tried to research this online but havent found much solutions available, rumour has it it could be from the cables i am using to connect my SSD, HDD and optical drive to my motherboard.

I have windows 7 on my SSD, and all of my other large files on my samsung HDD.

here is my computer setup;


Error in event viewer;

General; The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0.

Description:

Details; + System

- Provider

[ Name] atapi

- EventID 11

[ Qualifiers] 49156

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-09-04T18:14:11.811812600Z

EventRecordID 142424

Channel System

Computer Sam-PC

Security


- EventData

\Device\Ide\IdePort0
0000100001000000000000000B0004C004000000850100C00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000005100000


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Binary data:


In Words

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My computer has been having this issue since purchase. Occasionally, whatever it is that I am doing will become unresponsive for 1-3 seconds at a time. This occurs fairly often, at least once every 5-10 minutes or so, so this can become increasingly irritating. Sometimes this freezing will occur when i open a new link on an internet browser, try to run some software, etc and will make cause the computer to remain frozen until I hold the power button, either forcing it to turn off or enter sleep mode (system is unresponsive to CTRL+ALT+DEL command so this is my only option). Any insight on to what this issue could be? I should also mention that my device is out of warranty. Thanks. 

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i have had this problem for a while. i use media player classic, part of the k-lite codec pack. whenever i play a video within 10-20 mins the video starts to stutter, slowing down before completely stopping as if it had been paused. i have tried watching in windows media player also, the same thing happens.

i am using Catalyst 9.12 drivers.

i had this problem with my old video card (GeForce 8800GTS) too.

i have done some googling and other people have had this problem, for some it was their drivers. others have had success with changing the output settings under DirectShow Video in media player classic. i have tried that, but it still happens, so i am thinking it is definitely a driver issue.

has anyone else had this problem? and if so how were u able to solve it?
 

A:media players stuttering and/or freezing videos

Have you tried an alternative to WMP or Classic?
Jet Player or VLC?
The Jet Player seems to play almost anything that WMP won't, and it's got all the extra's like BBE and equalizer settings. ( see if you still have the same problems with Jet)
http://www.jetaudio.com/download/
 

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Hello All! I've bought Lenovo P51 recently. I upgraded Lenovo drivers, BIOS and installed all Microsoft updates. Within the last couple of days, I noticed that Windows 10 hangs (off and on) while accessing Windows shares on my local network.The behavior I see is as follows:Mouse movement is no longer smooth, jumping between locations versus gliding.Applications (explorer and other) become unresponsive sporadically. It seems to affect just about everything...The file copy window itself is also impacted, jumping in % versus advancing like normal and unresponsive sporadically.Even BSOD happened once while the file was copying.If I cancel the file copy the problem immediately goes away.I chose a test file (about 170 GB) to do some testing with:Copy from local SSD to the same SSD - no problems.Copy from fileserver to SSD via Internal LAN Adapter (Intel 1Gbps) - problem occurs.Copy from fileserver to SSD via External USB LAN Adapter (usb stick 1Gbps) - no problems.All tests in Lenovo Vantage passes without any error.Is anyone else experiencing a similar issue?Thanks in advance! Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (20HH0014RT)Intel Core i7, 7700HQ, 8 Gb, nVidia Quadro M1200M, SSD, 256 Gb, Windows 10 Pro

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I received a new X1 Yoga roughly a week ago and have been having a consistent issue from day 1 wherein, at random (but frequent) intervals output to the display will freeze. I know the operating system hasn't hung, as I can use the keyboard or mouse to interact with the UI and hear audio feedback, but it's like the display completely stops refreshing and it frozen on a given frame for anywhere from 2 seconds to indefinitely. Once this issue starts, it seems to get worse and worse until one of these indefinite freezes. The freezes can always be recovered from by shutting the display, letting the laptop enter sleep mode, then re-opening, but usually re-occurs very shortly afterward. Extended diagnostics with the Lenovo diagnostic tool and memtest86 return no errors, and Lenovo support sent out a replacement NVMe SSD which failed to resolve the issue. For now I have escalated in MTSA again and am waiting for a response to see what their next idea is, but was curious if this issue sounds familiar to anybody else/if anyone may have a root cause? FWIW, I haven't been able to reproduce this issue in Linux, but it can be produced in windows (both fresh from MS and via Lenovo's restore image) in <10 mins, making it that much more frustrating to nail down which component may be acting up. Cheers!

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My specs are as follows:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1035T Processor (6CPUs), ~2.6GHz
12GB DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6800
400GB 7200RPM HDD

My computer has run pretty well for awhile now. Over the past months it hasn't gotten progressively slower or anything, but as of late I've been trying some newer games with higher specifications (Natural Selection 2, Firefall Closed Beta are examples), and I've been having an extremely odd stuttering issue that makes the games unplayable.

When I'm in game, my computer does NOT stutter when I'm standing still. In fact, my framerate is pretty good. Not amazing, but consistently above 30FPS. If I run forwards, it's fine. Backwards, fine, Side to side is fine as well. BUT, the second I start moving my mouse to rotate my character around quickly, my game will stutter and turn into a slideshow, as if it's taking awhile to load the graphics behind me or in front of me. I CAN move my mouse slowly and turn around that way without it stuttering, but the second I start moving my mouse quickly it devolves into a slideshow.

One VERY odd remedy to this issue is that whenever somebody is desktop sharing with me through Teamviewer, the stuttering seems to subside almost entirely for the time that we're connected. But the second he disconnects and it tabs me out of game, and I click back in, the stuttering starts up again.

I have attempted the following:
Swap out GPU
CHKDSK
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Hi.  A couple months ago, my computer started having a range of issues.  I will detail the issues and the steps I've taken to try to correct them and what is going on now.  It all seems related to me, though may not necessarily be. 
First off, here are my quick specs:
Intel i7 2600
Nvidia Gforce 560 GTX 2Gig
8G Ram
(External Hardware: LF Flatron Monitor, Razer Naga 2012 mouse, Logitech flat keyboard, Logitech headset)
Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
The most recent Mozilla Firefox is my default browser
 
Around October, I start having multiple issues crop up all at once (funny enough, almost 2 years to the date I bought the system...):
-Frequent Kernel-based video card crashes
-Frequent driver failure for the video card
-The mouse cursor would jump to the edge of the screen
-The mouse cursor would change when browsing the web (ie, the hand point sometimes over text boxes, the typing cursor over non-textboxes)
-When alt-tabbing from facebook to World of Warcraft, the monitor would go into power save mode and not come out of it, requiring me to press the power button the PC to turn it off.
-Sometimes when shutting the computer down, the fans and front vanity light would remain on and not turn off (even after 10 minutes).  This would require me to hold the power button down to power off.  This would happen during Restarts as well--the system would not actually restart and just hang in this mode.
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A:System stuttering, freezing, cursor issues, and odd behaviors

Update:

Within 3 minutes of turning my computer on, my monitor went into power save mode when alt-tabbing back into World of Warcraft. I noticed that before it happened, there was a system stall for 5-10 seconds and sounds stalled as well. I had Ventrilo open, 1 window of Firefox open to a facebook message, WoW, and HW Monitor (temps were in the low 30s across the board as I just turned the system on).

Double checked my power save options and the monitor and system are still set to never sleep.

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Help guys..I don't know what the problem could be. I'd be doing something on my computer when all of a sudden, everything freezes and if I'm playing music, it's non stop stuttering until I turn it off manually. I just recently finished troubleshooting the laptop shutting off by cleaning the fan and removing the dust thus preventing the overheating which was shutting it off. But a few days after successfully dealing with that, this problem shows up. HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT!

I'll post a Hijack This Log

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:06:26 AM, on 3/26/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\oasrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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A:Dell Studio 1537 freezing up/Stuttering Randomly

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to ironmogul123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
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Hi, my computer will always randomly freeze for 1-3 seconds when I do normal tasks (like using chrome and skype). The freezes cause audio and mouse to also freeze during that time.

I tried to swap CPUs, get a new mobo, use different RAM and nothing works. I've got this problem since Windows 8. But its been progressively worse. Now I also sometimes have problems POSTing and the display will turn black when I boot up to the login screen.

I used latencymon to check which drivers are causing the problem and when I disable my GPU drivers the stuttering is gone. I don't have any of these problems when using DirectX apps. My GTX 660 has the latest drivers installed.

A:Random audio stuttering and mouse freezing with normal use

I posted some more info into this issue with LatencyMon. It looks like it has something to do with dxgkrnl.sys and Wdf01000.sys. They both have the highest DPC and ISR counts. Not sure what to do cause i cant reinstall DirectX.


Code:
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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. Also one or more ISR routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:07:29 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Computer name: WILSON
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
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Hi, my computer will always randomly freeze for 1-3 seconds when I do normal tasks (like using chrome and skype). The freezes cause audio and mouse to also freeze during that time.

I tried to swap CPUs, get a new mobo, use different RAM and nothing works. I've got this problem since Windows 8. But its been progressively worse. Now I also sometimes have problems POSTing and the display will turn black when I boot up to the login screen.

I used latencymon to check which drivers are causing the problem and when I disable my GPU drivers the stuttering is gone. I don't have any of these problems when using DirectX apps. My GTX 660 has the latest drivers installed.

A:Random audio stuttering and mouse freezing with normal use

I posted some more info into this issue with LatencyMon. It looks like it has something to do with dxgkrnl.sys and Wdf01000.sys. They both have the highest DPC and ISR counts. Not sure what to do cause i cant reinstall DirectX.


Code:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. Also one or more ISR routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:07:29 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Computer name: WILSON
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
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Im new here and im not sure if i posted in the right place, so please bear with me.

anyway...

laptop specs:
HP Compaq Presario CQ50
Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
AMD Anthlon Dual-Core QL-60, 1900 Mhz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processor
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.54

Symptoms:
USB Mouse freezes/stutters every few seconds/minutes on some days.
USB Mouse constatnly disconnects/reconnects (with matching bu-dum sound) on other days.
USB Mouse does not install properly at all on worst days.
USB Mouse works perfectly on other laptops.
Other good condition Mice attached to my laptop show same symptoms
USB flash drives and other devices (except mouse) works perfectly
Windows will not boot when USB Mouse is attached during start-up (the second I remove the mouse, boot initiates)
Touchpad acts up every now and then (with or without USB Mouse attached)
I cant find:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/services/USB" in regedit
all i find is ".../usbccgp" "../USBCCID" "../usbhub" "../usbcir" "../usbehci" "../usbohci" "../usbprint" "../USBSTOR" and "../usbuhci"

When it started happening:
When I accidentally removed a couple of USB Flash drives without "safely removing" them.

I have updated all drivers and BIOS.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling USB Drivers in Device Mgr.
I have tried turning off "Allow computer to turn-off this device to save power" option
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A:USB Mouse glitch - Freezing/stuttering/disconnecting/reconnecting

Hello stanejera, welcome to the forum

Try this; USB Driver - General Fix for Problems[2]=Hardware%20and%20Drivers

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I have this issue where sometimes when playing a game, whenever it's about to load a new audio asset, the game briefly freezes. Like for instance, I'm playing the Brutal Doom mod, and it will go fine for a little while but whenever I"m about to for example fire a new weapon, it will freeze itself for a second to seemingly load the new audio file for the gun being shot. There are other games that do this as well. Also, sometimes when watching a video on YouTube, I get audio stutter for a few seconds.

I've done scans with Avast!, Malware Bytes, and Spybot and so far nothing conclusive has come up. I ran the Intel Driver Update program and updated several drivers, but that hasn't fixed it. I also tried disabling Andrea ST but that didn't fix it neither. I've had this laptop for several years now, and it never did this until recently.

Here is a Speccy Link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HTOvaCdvUZG6UjYSenWcXLn
 

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Hello everyone. Yesterday my laptop started stuttering. Whether its music, video, or just switching tabs in firefox, it happens. I have done every possible scan or optimization to fix this problem but to no avail. I was thinking it might be a virus, even though avast and malwarebytes can't find it. The only other correlation was earlier that day. I was gaming on my laptop and I left it on a cooler on a couch, which was a horrible idea because the fans caught on the fabric. When I came back it was searing hot and smelled a little odd. I quickly shut it off, but before I did I checked the temperature which read 70c for the harddrive and 90c for the processor. I'm no expert but either this was incorrect or my computer should be fried. However, it started up ok and everything seemed to be normal until I noticed this stuttering issue. I got excited later when I discovered that my power setting had changed and the computer had been throttling the processor to 5%. I adjusted it to 100% and noticed a difference, but either it was a placebo or the problem returned, because it is stuttering again. I was thinking the problem might have to do with the harddrive and the extremely high temperatures it was operating in. I am running out of options and I need your input because I am lost. Thank you for any help you can give.
 

A:Sudden Stuttering Issue

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After minutes or hours of uptime, videos start stuttering like crazy and going like 3fps and audio stutters too. Happens while plugged or while in battery. When it happens, happens in YouTube Video and also in Media Player Classic with any video file. it also happens while watching a video through a Remote Desktop connected to another computer. It solves when: 1- I suspend the machine and reactivate it or 2- I restart the computer.

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Hi there,

I'm experiencing a stuttering issue anytime I stream video or audio, or playback local music/video files. The stuttering happens every few minutes, and when it happens even the mouse pointer stutters.

I'm on a Dell Studio 540 desktop with:

~Vista 64-bit
~Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
~6 Gb RAM
~ATI Radeon HD 3450 (256mb)
~Onboard audio

anything else needed? I updated the audio driver and nothing changed. This is highly annoying -any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks

A:Video/Audio Stuttering issue

What program are you using for video? How many other processes are running? Have you tried other media players? Is the stuttering happening when you're viewing or listening on the Internet or when you listen/view files on your hard drive? If you're streaming stuff from online, your Internet connection could be the issue. A lot of network traffic will cause a lot of buffering and stuttering like that.

Mike

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See this clip of the stuttering that's been happening to me while gaming: 
Any idea what's causing this?
I've already been trying to resolve frequent FPS drops due to thermal throttling, but this issue is also happening more frequently and I'm not sure if it's related.

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I've been getting a stutter when I am streaming audio online. It doesn't seem to happen with video. Is there a hotfix I can take advantage of as I did see another post similar to my issue regarding an XPS13.
Thank you for your time.

A:XPS 15 9550 Audio stuttering issue

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest  you to check if there any updates that are pending on the system which might help and also update the audio driver .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

I've had a stuttering issue for the last few months. Whenever I open an .exe file (such as an unpacker or game setup file) my system stalls for 1-5 minutes, and then proceeds to open the .exe file. This stutter also occurs for a brief moment when opening the MSN Live Messenger program. It displays half of my contacts, stalls for 1-2 seconds, then displays the rest of my contacts. I haven't noticed this before, and I suspect malware. HJT! log attached.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:47:52, on 2007-10-29
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
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A:Solved: Potential malware, stuttering issue.

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