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Computer Keeps Freezing!

Q: Computer Keeps Freezing!

First of all, I would like to apologize because I cannot download the TSG SysInfo because my computer freezes after only being on it for about 5 minutes. So sorry for any problems that will hender fixing my computer. Okey so here goes, today I turned on my laptop and it loaded like normal, and all my programs loaded as well . As I proceed to load the internet my computer completely freezes. I mean mouse, keyboard and all. So I turn off my laptop thinking it would be a one time problem or that it was over heated but it repeated the same process, whether I click on a program or if I just let it sit for 5 minutes the result is always the same. I even tried loading my computer in safe mode but every single time I have to hard reset it because it freezes after only 5 minutes, even in safe mode. I'm not sure if it is a virus but I did a virus scan with AVG on my computer yesterday and there were no viruses detected. I didn't even use my computer today because I was over my boyfriends house and used his laptop for my school work. Please help me! I can't figure out why my computer keeps freezing, I cannot get anything done on it I have a HP with Windows 7 that is only 1 year and 2 months old.

Thanks in advance for your help oh and p.s I am using my mother's laptop to type out this informationa and look for solutions, just in case you were wondering.

Preferred Solution: Computer Keeps Freezing!

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

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

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

A: Computer Keeps Freezing!

Do this on a known clean computer...

Download the Windows Defender Offline Tool and save to your Desktop.
You will have to select the correct version for your system, either 32 or 64 bit

Double click to run the tool, Windows 7 or Vista user right click and select "Run as Administrator"
Read the instructions in the new window and select "Next"

In the new window accept the agreement:

In the new window select your USB Flash Drive, then select "Next"

In the new window ensure you Flash drive is selected, if not click on "Refresh" then select "Next"

In the new window accept the formatting alert by selecting "Next"

Files will be Downloaded:

Files will be processed and created

Flash drive will be formatted and prepared

Files will be added to the Flash Drive and the tool will be created.

The procedure is finished and the Tool created, click on "Finish" to complete.

Plug the USB into the sick PC and boot up, if it does not boot from the flash drive change the boot options as required, Use F12 as it boots, change options...
As it boots you`ll see files being loaded and the windows splash screen, eventually the tool will run a "Quick Scan" follow the prompts and deal with what it finds.

When the Quick scan completes initiate a full scan, let it complete and deal with anything it finds..

When finished remove the flash drive, press the Esc key to boot into regular windows.

Navigate to the following file:
"C:\windows\windows defender offline\support\mssWrapper.log" Open with notepad and copy and paste it into a reply.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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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.


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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This started when I applied two updates plus SP1. The computer now just freezes, the mouse keeps moving but everything else stops(Video,Audio etc..). I tried uninstalling SP1 but that didn't change anything and I looked for those two updates but the history shows 2/26/2011 as the installed date when I uninstalled SP1.

I tired a roll back, but that doesn't go back before I applied the two updates plus SP1 for some reason.

Any help? Thanks.
My computer is a Dell inspiron 580 Core i3-530
Windows 7 64 bit.

A:Computer keeps freezing...

Hello there, Fin!

Could you upload a screenshot of the Resource Monitor (resmon) in the CPU tab? Upload it via the paperclip on the comment box!

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Good morning

Apologies if this post is in the wrong area but this is my first time here.

Basically the problem is as follows, randomly when undertaking simple tasks, such as running chrome, word outlook etc my Toshiba laptop has begun to freeze (completely). It will hang for about 10-15 seconds, then produce a short beep once and everything will continue fine. Secondly, this morning upon start up it hung on the initial boot screen (where you can select boot menu or enter setup) and wouldn't progress. I powered off several times, removed the battery, restarted and eventually it decided to boot but I would say it was about 30 minutes of waiting an trying again.

Specs are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro
Intel Core2 Duo 2.10ghz
4gb Ram
32 bit win 7
On board graphics

Nothing special and is about 3 years old, simply a work laptop so it doesn't run or do anything above word, excel, outlook etc.

The only change to the system is a new stick of 2g ram was put into it about 2 months ago. So I am thinking the ram may be faulty.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer Freezing

I recommend testing the hard disk and the memory.

Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk, download and set up their testing utility.

MemTest86 is a free program for testing memory.

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My computer keeps freezing for no apparent freezing. At first it would beep twice and a blue screen would come up. Now recently that stop happening. Now it just freezes and a screen with small colorful boxes. It can't be a virus because I recently recovered and deleted everything. So everything was fresh and it was good for a week till it started freezing. I'm thinking its because of a driver mis fault.

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A:Why Does my Computer Keep Freezing?

I suspect your video (because of the different colored boxes that appear.
Please provide this info: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Hi, I'm having problems with my computer freezing while it's on idle.
For example I work on the computer for several hours with no problems then when I finish I leave it on and when I come back after 2 hours or so the screen is completely blue and the computer is frozen. I have to turn it off by hitting the off button and everything comes back fine. This happens everytime I leave the computer in idle.
This all started happening after getting the Trojan W32 looksky, I removed the trojan with the SmitFraudFix, but now my computer keeps doing the above.
I also get this C:\Docume~1\RickTo~1\Locals~1\Temp\~RomFn_00000824 that I can't remove. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Rick Toste

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You could try re-installing your video card drivers/software. Maybe they were corrupt by the trojan? Just a thought...

Also- make sure hibernation is disabled. Hibernation sucks, and a lot of time results in freezes or the pc not coming back up. Standby should be fine and is just as effective as hibernation at conserving power.

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my computer keeps freezing up. i ran the registry clean up and still encountering the same thing

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Registry Cleaners are a hoax. They do nothing good, and may cause problems. Get rid of it immediately.

Check BIOS and post the voltages it reports. Bad power is a common cause of computer freezes. Also run chkdsk.

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Hello. Recently my computer has started freezing upon startup and works for a little while before it freezes up again and I need to press the power button to reboot it. And then the same thing occurs again. I'm pretty sure there is some type of virus on my PC causing this to happen. Here's the hijack this log:info.txt logfile of random's system information tool 1.05 2008-12-21 08:48:40======Uninstall list======-->C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\UNYT_W~1.EXE-->C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\r1puninst.exe RealNetworks|RealPlayer|6.0-->C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -fC:\WINDOWS\orun32.isu-->C:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /I {09DA4F91-2A09-4232-AB8C-6BC740096DE3} REMOVE=UpdateMgrFeature-->c:\WINDOWS\System32\\MSIEXEC.EXE /x {9541FED0-327F-4df0-8B96-EF57EF622F19}-->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{39DA87A1-0B26-4562-A70C-2A6147366E47}\Setup.exe" -->RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9F765BD0-B900-4EDE-A90B-61C8A9E95C42}\Setup.exe" -->RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\ialmrem.dll,UninstallW2KIGfx P... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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This is my first post with this site and I look forward to learning as much as I can and sharing my knowlegde with everyone else. The problem I am having well one of them anyway is PC freezing. Its at random times but only seems to be when playing games :-(. That for me is a big problem. I THINK the problem is that I am using a nvidia chipset and a ATI card but well see.


Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB PCI-E
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Heatsink (works great)
seagate 320GB HDD sata2
Western Digital 250GB sata2
Western Digital 120GB sata
OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC-3200 DDR400 Dual Channel
OCZ PowerStream 520W SLI
plus 6 fans to movve air around good quality fans

Now I did try and fix it myself but had no luck. It is currently overclocked a bit and temp is at 38C idle and maxed at 45C with load. I have reverted back to stock settings in bois and still deos not help just makes my computer slow. I can not update bois because there is no new ones and I have the latest drivers. My voltage is sitting at 1.47 and is automatic determind by my bois. I have done bench marks with 3d mark 06 and it geos though fine and I can do burn in test on all my hardware fine.

So why deos my games lock up when playing games and not when doing other things? and how to fix problem?

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Hi & Welcome to Techspot!!

What is your video card's temperature? Those X1600 cards tend to run a little hot :hotbounce

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My lap top keeps freezing up no matter what I try. When I try to do a Virus Scan it freezes in the middle of the scan. When I try Spyware scans or scans with Windows Defender it also freezes.
I have reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and it even got stuck during the reinstallation.

If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated.

Steve C.

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Don't understand what the problem is, but the last few days the computer is freezing up, today expecially. I will be playing boring old solitare with nothing else running and it'll freeze. I ran adaware and found 55 yuckies and deleted them. Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:49:15 PM, on 8/22/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://desktop.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/deskredir.dll?c=3c00&s=consumer&LC=0409
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/default... Read more

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My PC spec: OS: Window 7
Processor: Intel®Core™i7CPU [email protected] 2.67Ghz
RAM: 6.00 GB (2.99 usable)
System Type: 32-bit OS

I have just bought this PC, but it seems like freezing all the time while I was middle of the work.
I have do a virus scan before but it doesnt solves the problem, I'm doubting its hardware configuration problem.
But I do not know how. Anyone would help here will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

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I have just bought this PCBrand new?

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I just bought my laptop recently. It is the Sony F series laptop and i have only had it for around 2-3 weeks when the computer just completely froze up. Seeing how it is a new computer, i dont really understand why it froze since i wasnt doing anything on the laptop except leaving it on. I'm not sure where the problem is originating from and the computer just freezes up every now and then. Is there any way to check for problems or to fix this up? (sorry if i didnt put this in the right section but i didnt really know where to put it)

A:Computer Freezing Up?

Since it's so new (still under 30 days), I'd simply return it.

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I'm on a HP EliteBook 8530w laptop with Windows 7 Prof x64.
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz
Nvidia Quadro FX 770m

My laptop will randomly freeze. Doesn't seem to happen during anything specific, I can be just listening to music, playing a game or just idling. The computer freezes completely with the audio making looping what was playing when it froze. My laptop runs pretty warm when playing game and such (between 80-85C) but it idles around 50C and it still freezes so I don't think its overheating. I did a Windows Memory Diagnostics and it didn't find anything. I've also reformatted and that didn't help.

If you need anything else just ask. Thanks in advance.

A:My computer keeps freezing

Try this procedure to isolate the issue:

Task Manager:
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at all of the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process.
FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.

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ok lately my computer has been freezing up and makes an annoying noise,

I have a Widows Vista Laptop

A:Computer freezing?

What is your laptops make and model? How old is this laptop?

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I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer freezing intermittently. I'm not sure if it's a virus/malware problem or just a computer problem so I do apologize if it turns out it is not a virus issue. I thought I would post here first. It has been happening for several months now. I first noticed it when I upgraded my AVG and my computer seemed to slow down after that. I thought it might be the program so I took it out and replaced it with Ad-Aware but it didn't seem to change anything. My mom told me as well around that same time she had gotten some facebook virus that destroyed her aol email account. We immediately did a virus scan after that and it could not find anything. What seems to happen is when I'm watching a video (like on youtube) the first 30sec will be fine, and then the video will either just freeze completely with no sound for about 1 minute (and mouse will not work as well) and then resume but keep freezing every few seconds after that. Then other times the video will freeze (with the mouse) but the sound continues and finally will resume with freezing every few seconds after that.

This freezing is not only videos anymore, it's when I'm in the middle of typing emails, or typing a word document. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing it just keeps freezing. I did THOROUGHLY blow the dust out of my computer to make sure it wasn't just buildup on the fans and were overheating. I have run my antivirus program (and made sure 2 anti... Read more

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Ok, so recently I've had some trouble with my computer running slow and then sometimes everything will stop responding and I have to spend 10 minutes or so trying to move the pointer to the shut down in the task manager because nothing except task manager will work. I thought it was with the "Metacafe" client but I've disabled it and it still happens. It usually happens after exiting from a game but not always. I'm pretty sure the game isn't slowing the system down as the same game has had no affect in the past. I am running a Celeron D 352 3.2GHz processor with a GeForce 7600GS 512mb RAM and have 1.5 Gb system RAM. I'll post a HJT log. I don't know what info is needed as I have never seeked help in this area before.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:28:46 PM, on 5/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
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A:Computer freezing

A few ideas to check:
1. First thing to determine: Did you make ANY changes with your system just prior to this problem surfacing? Anything at all?
2. Make sure your system isn't overheating. Go into your BIOS settings when the system is booting, and check to see what the temperature is. You can post it here if you like.
3. You might want to consider turning off some startup options. Without trying to delve through every line of the HJT log, I'd say you probably have a fair amount of extra services/applications starting up with your system. Cutting back on these will usually greatly improve system stability and performance.
4. When's the last time you did a system defrag? If it's been a while, go ahead and run one before doing anything else. And while you're at it, you can do a "power" defrag by disabling your virtual memory, rebooting, and THEN running the defrag.
5. For general security scanning, try downloading these from download.com:
AVG Antispyware - free for personal use - totally free for 30 days, then free for updates and scanning only.
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Personal SE
Spybot Search And Destroy - I noticed you already have this, but make sure it's up to date, you have all protections enabled, and run a scan.

Those are just a few things to get you started, I would think. You could also try installing and running AVG Antivirus and/or Avast Antivirus or even Antivir Antivirus, and giving them a scan. And it wouldn... Read more

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for a few moments each and every minute I am getting this error message...

The BrowserProtect service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. I tried to fix it but to no avail.

Anyone who has anything to suggest, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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Computer was freezing, and in the end I just decided to reinstall Windows (7 x64). After formating my hard drive, and a clean install of Windows 7, I'm still freezing up, with nearly nothing installed on my PC.

No BSOD, but I took the steps from that thread. Here is my zip file. Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions.

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PS...I've included my perfmon /report html file in my zipped folder.

Could this be a hardware issue? Mother board, or hard drive, possibly?

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I recently bought a used laptop. It's a dell precision m40 with 256 mb ram, 30 gig hdd, Pentium 3. It was running windows 2000 however i didn't like using that version so i installed xp on it. Since then my computer freeses and i have to power it down and back on again. I does this quite oftens some days more than others lol. sometimes can go 3 hours without doing it others 10 mins. I thought it could be my fun malfunctioning and causing it to freze cause it does run hot at times. Or could it be my hdd going? I read somewhere that it could be uncompatible meaning that it causes probs like this one when running xp. I was wondering if someone had any suggestions on what I could do. I was going to go back to windows 2000 but didn't get any back up disks with the puter and would have to buy a copy. I don't want to spend the money unless necessary.....help very frustrating lol i had to type this out twice cause the stupid thing froze....

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Hi. Like it says in the title, my computer keeps freezing randomly. I've noticed it happens pretty often if I have too many tabs up in Chrome or am just trying to copy files over to my external hard drive. There's no BSOD; it just forces me to shut down manually.

I've done most of my important Windows Updates (it froze again when I tried to install the last one) and I've run the tool on Dell's website to see if my drivers were out of date and it doesn't look like it. I've also gone into Device Manager to update the "display adapters" and it tells me that's up to date too.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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heyy guys this is my first post so i'll try and be as helpful as i can!

Home built Pc;
Windows Xp servive pack 2
AMD athlon (tm) 64x2 dual core processor
ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
Realtek high definition audio
for some reason my computer will randomly freeze, at first i blamed it on Sims three, was having no issues with computer until i installed the new expansion back that was when it started freezing, so i uninstalled sims three (making sure i got all the sims files) however the freezing issue persists. usually when im using two or more programs or windows media player. ive run several intensive antivirus checks and found a trojan horse which was quickly removed- and well still it crashes.

Windows is fully up to date and the computer is just over a year old!
i would love any suggestions as its driving me nuts and ive got an essay to write!


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Sorry if I am in the wrong place. I built my computer back in march and ever since I have used it it always freezes up i have tried re installing the operating system but nothing helps. It never freezes on games only when i am on the desktop or internet when it happens to fix it i have too restart it can happen every 30 minutes or every couple of hours I would really appreciate the help.

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I have no idea what is going on but it is slowing down and freezing up. Here is my scan file from Hijack this.... Any help would be appreciated. I ran norton 360 and no viruses, but computer sometimes will not shut down?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:04:55 PM, on 9/21/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:&... Read more

A:Need Help - Computer Is Freezing Up

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems. If your problem has been resolved, please post a reply letting us know so we can close your topic.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.

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This computer keeps freezing and usually I have to disconect power and re start. I did ccleaner and I have ran a virus scan and as far as I know everything was ok anybody have any ideas why it keeps freezing. Also on start up occasionaly I get a blue screen about checking discs and something and I don't know what it is for seeings as it usually takes a minute or two and then goes on about starting up. Any help will be great. Thanks for reading!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:44:03 AM, on 1/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
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I have just recently been cleared in the mal-ware department. However my computer keeps freezing unexpectantly. What solutions do you have to offer to keep this annoyance away?

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

would you give us the full specs including your power supply, bios version, and check if there are any yellow flags in the device manager
in there, click view and then click show hidden devices

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Hi i am really getting frustrated with this as i have done literally everything to fix this problem but it wont work.Anyways what the issue is,my computer will freeze when i try to download games or play them(Browsing the internet seems fine but if i watch videos it will freeze in like 5-10 minutes as well as playing or downloading games),it will freeze on the image of what i was doing at the time it froze(no black or blue screens)and the mouse and keyboard will be unresponsive also when i have the volume up sometimes(not all the time) a buzzing noise will come out of it.i took my computer into the shop a couple days ago and when i took it in they said it was probably a hard disk issue, but after they tested everything they told me it was the power supply so i went out and got a new one but still no luck,so i even did a reinstall of windows 10 and that didn't work either, and also i got a new graphics card even before taking it into the shop so honestly i have no idea what the issue is. I'm honestly at a loss and this is just frustrating me but here are my specs(taken from speccy)

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

CPU:AMD FX-4300 Vishera 32nm Technology

RAM: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M LX3 (AM3R2)

Graphics: K242HQL ([email protected]) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (ZOTAC International)

Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 ATA Device (SATA)

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A:Computer keeps freezing

The support page for your motherboard does not have asus probe for win10 SO we will probably have to use something like hwmonitor to check temps and voltages. Download hwmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Once installed, run something that will stress the system ie prime95 or IBT. Have hwmonitor running while you do the stress test. Post a screenshot showing hwm both under a no load condition and after running prime95 for at least 5 min.

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Windows XP Pro 2002
2.61 AMD 64dual

I've been having this problem off and on for the last year or so. I know that seems like a long time to ignore a problem but it seldom froze and I just accepted that computers do that from time to time. However, within the last week, it's been getting pretty bad. I had it freeze three times in a row within 15 min.

Each time it freezes, I have to restart the computer. I know of no other way to pull it out.

There doesn't really seem to be any rhyme or reason to the freezing. Some times it will freeze when doing processor intensive activities like rendering out a 3D project (I'm a motion graphics artist) and some time it'll do it when I'm just browsing the web.

I only have a few guesses. I'm using wireless internet that is pretty spotty. Sometimes when the internet goes out, it seems to freeze; although the two may be unrelated. I have an external Seagate 1.4 TB HD hooked up via USB2. Some times, it will make this weird clicking noise (like it's searching the drive. It's brand new, so it's not going out or anything like that) and the comp will freeze. Again, they might be unrelated. Those are just my two guesses.

As you can imagine, this freezing has caused me to loose loads of work and is extremely annoying.

I'd appreciate any help.


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First, regarding your external drive...No drive should be making any clicking noise. Usually, it's bad news. Brand new, or almost brand new drives happen.I strongly suggest, you run Seagate diagnostic on that drive: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#seagateComputer freezing may be caused by number of reasons: overheating, system files issue, drivers problems, an infection, hardware problems, low hard drive space, etc.How is your computer security? What AV program, firewall do you use?Have you scanned your computer recently with any antimalware program, like Malwarebytes?

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I have a cpu I built a couple years ago for gaming....i used it about a month with no problems then it started freezing up while in windows...mouse would freeze every couple minutes....then it would just freeze for a couple minutes at a time and work for only a few seconds at a time...when i would reboot it would not even load up at all......well i was so aggitated i put the cpu up and havent used it...i have another ( the one im on now ) but i want to get it fixed so i can start using it now....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

Since you built it you'll have the manual.

Tear it down completely, reset the Bios fully, start from scratch cleaning re-applying paste to the cpu/heatsink, building with minimal hardware (floppy, cd/dvd, hard drive, vid card IF necessary).

Get that working and the rest should be easy.

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Hello,I'm having some problems with my computer, could someone please help me?I'm not quite sure what the problem is. My computer might be infected with something, but I'm not sure.For the past week or so, my computer has been freezing up a lot. I really only use my computer for acessing the internet, so I'm not sure if the problem is affecting other things on my computer. When I first open my browser, it freezes for a couple minutes (sometimes is says Not Responding, but not always). After two-five minutes it continues to operate as usual.Today I had a couple new issues crop up. When I tried to log into my computer, it gave me an error message. Unfortunately I didn't write it down. The next time I tried to log on, it worked as usual. The second issue is that a low mechanical noise began to eminate from the computer. After a couple minutes it stopped.The only thing I've tried so far is to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which came up clean.If anyone could please help me I would be really grateful!ThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Hello,it may be a failing hard drive.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.>>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the ... Read more

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