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X1C 6th: screen freezes issue, need help

Q: X1C 6th: screen freezes issue, need help

Started from last week, always got screen freezes and when I closed the screen and reopen it, it recovered. But happened many times. Don't know if something wrong inside the computer.Need help.

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Hi

Havn't been here for a while but I now have a big issue... I run a Win7 64bit PC...

My screen has started to freeze contantly and my only common issue here is my WLAN card (ANATEL). When the PC is stable (ish) the WLAN card dissapears and there is no option through network setings to check it's properties. It's intermittent except it seems to have permanently vanished now. I use my PC only on wireless and not through the LAN.

Since the WLAN card has stopped working I'm not getting any screen freezes (at the moment) .. the only big install recently was the SP1 for 64bit which loaded last week.

I have now removed the WLAN card and now looking into a new one but maybe the problem is a simple one or maybe more to do with the motherboard.... who knows! Any ideas would be appriciated.
Thanks

A:Screen Freezes possible WLAN card issue

Hello,

I assume that you have the latest drivers for said WLAN card? If not that is your first port of call.

I had a similar issue with a WLAN card on Vista years ago, intermittent freezing etc. Newer drivers helped but the manufacturer was slow at releasing fully compatible drivers. I returned the card.

If you have the latest (and certified drivers) then it may be hardware specific faults.

Are you able to remove the card and try it in a non Win7 PC?

Tom

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Hi guys,

I'm running XP on 2 y/o system and never got any problems with it.
got 2gb ram, nvidia 6200 amd 330+ and external usb 1tb drive as my backup disc.
I used to play WoW and thats where i first noticed problem: sound/picture freezes for few secs then unfreeze then freeze/crash.
I came out to the desktop after reboot and same thing started to happen. Each time i rebooted the system screen blinking to black then finally freeze. Same thing happened in safe mode - frozen on login screen and display some junk then messedup sort of blue screen.
I d/ced USB drive and running virus check atm and looks steady so far but its a matter of time till that happen again im afraid....
Is it possible power issue with usb hdd? how comes it was fine before? Is it possible video card issue? memory? cpu? ....plz help

/cry

Peter
 

A:Solved: Weird issue with blinking screen and freezes

OK. Quick jump to BIOS then realized that +3.3V feed is ocassionally going to "fail" - so my PSU is getting old and tired. Before I decided to buy new one, I disconnected one of my CDROMS (got 2) - also checked with Sandra 2009 : power @ 3.3v went from 2.70 to 3.31 hence all good at the moment.......

cheers
Peter
 

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Hi, please bear with me as I have never posted anywhere for help before.

I have multiple issues that have all cropped up in the past few days. I will try to list as much as I can and as much as I remember doing.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit running on a Toshiba Satellite L500-1WG. I have had no apparent problems until now. I used to run Kaspersky internet security (free package from online banking) but it wouldn't allow some facebook games to run so I disabled it and used Avast. Avast found a virus in a temp folder upon first quick scan (Win32:Malware-gen) and transferred it to the virus chest on 23.02.11 with a 'last changed' date of 21.12.2010 (was it on there that long and not found by Kaspersky?!?!)

Anyway, all good until a boot time scan on 10.05.11 (first one I had run after figuring out what it was) and it found 2 viruses that I hit delete on rather than move to chest - Java:Agent-DI [Trj] and Java:Jade-A [Heur] both in LocalLow Java cache folders. Since then I have had nothing but problems, although I think my trying to do bits and pieces may have had a hand in it too.

I turned Kaspersky back on to do a scan and it didn't find anything except an android rooting thing that it deleted (downloaded but unused). I also tried Malwarebytes after seeing so many recommendations and it has found nothing (I disabled the other antiviruses as I know I had too many but not sure if that is enough or should they have been uninstalled completely?... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes after logging on (previous black screen issue)

Similar problem, so I'll watch your post for replies.

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop
quad core processor
750GB HDD
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Sound Card (user added - 2008)
WD mybook RAID 1 external HDD 2x1gb

Cannot get past flashing cursor on startup

Here's what I can do, and the results:
At DELL splash screen, I can press F12 for startup.
This takes me to startup screen, where I (supposedly) can select DVD as boot drive
NOTE: DVD was ALREADY selected as first boot device, but doesn't show on this screen
When I select DVD and ENTER to accept, it does not accept the entry.

OR
At DELL spalsh screen, I can select F2 for SETUP. However, this does not take me to SETUP.
All I see is the following message:

AHCI Option ROM BIOS Revision: 01.01.50 Date: 04-26-2007
Copyright © 2006-2008 Phoenix Technologies, LTD

ACHI BIOS not installed!!!

I cannot get past either screen (F2 or F12)
I've tried F8, but to no avail.

Was hoping to boot from Win 7 DVD. I'm not opposed to a reinstall of Windows.

The "flashing cursor" issue seems to have deep roots with many users, going back to win XP.
I've had this problem on another Dell desktop (Win XP, Dimension 8100, RAID 1 primary HDD).

Has anyone had success with this when the system can't get past the "flashing cursor?"

Thanks in advance,

Mark

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

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I have a 17' Samsung 700Z laptop about two years old. Lately, it has been freezing up. I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a driver issue or something else. It usually freezes when I am gaming but sometimes freezes when I'm using Firefox as well. Freezes, no mouse movement, audio glitches out and the only fix is to restart it. It will freeze within ten minutes again though.

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My computer and screen momentarily at times and it just recently happened. I have Norton on my computer. the computer is 3 years old an is a Windows Home Vista Premium. other than that it runs great. .It's on a Century Link line with our house telephone. I've had several techs out here and they said that every thing about our computer was fine . The problem was with the street lines. a lot of people in this area have the same problem. 1islander2 Does any one have any suggestions how I can clear up this freezing? Thank you

A:computer freezes at times,screen freezes

Hi -

Remove Norton - http://jcgriff2.com/NRT_N360_Removal.html

Is your Internet DSL or dial-up?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I've come here with a problem I've been having for the last week. I've had this computer for the last year.

Specs
Mobo:Foxconn H67m-s
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Eyefinity edition)
CPU: i5 2400
RAM: Corsair 8gb (2x4gb)

The first time I got a blue screen, I just re-started my PC, didn't think much of it as it hasn't happened before.

The second time I got a blue screen was the day following after the first, which I thought was a bit odd, so I did a scan with Malwarebytes, cleared the registry and free space with CC cleaner and updated all the drivers(and updated windows).

Then It happened for a third time, so I did a system restore to a restore point 2 weeks prior to the whole problem.

It happened again.

From there, I took the step to completely re-install windows, formatted all the hard drives, just to make sure it isn't a Trojan or any Malware.

After installing the latest drivers, I got some wallpapers which I keep on a USB. when I was flicking through the images to see which one I wanted to use, the blue screen was in my face.

From this I thought it must be a hardware issue, so what I did, was reseat the ram. I even switched them up from their original position.

All was well and good till it happened once again last night.

Lately I've been noticing some screen tearing issues, every time I click a link, the screen tears before loading the window.

I come here to ask if there is any way I can fix such a thing?
 

A:Blue screen issue, screen tearing issue

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Hey everyone, I seem to have a recurring problem that I just can't puzzle out on my
own and need some help here.

A few months ago I had to replace my power supply unit, and at the same time decided to
upgrade my RAM and OS (moving from Windows Vista to Win 7).
Before I was running on 1 gig of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. I updated it to PNY 4 gigs
(also DDR2 PC2-5300). Computer kept restarting so I brought it down to 2 gigs - things
worked ok for a little while and then I started to have similar problems again. My PC
continually restarts itself randomly, Displays the Blue Screen after an hour or so of
operation and constantly freezes on the starting Windows 7 logo screen.
I have absolutely no clue where these issues could be coming from. All of the RAM seems
to be accurate spec wise and I don't believe the Power Supply to be at fault. Also, this is more recently, whenever I try to sync up my iPod with iTuens, my system also decides to restart itself randomly during the sync. Any help
on the issue would be GREATLY appreciated.

Below are additional PC specs:

- OS Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
- CPU, Intel Core 2 - (2) of them at 2.13 GHz
- 2 Gigs PNY RAM
- (any additional specs needed - please let me know!)

I'm out of ideas here; any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:DELL XPS710 - Blue screen/ Windows restarts itself/ Freezes on Starting Screen

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i'm sorry but i've had it. so here is what happens:
1. first you should know i had to take my pc to the shop, bought a new hdd and reinstalled windows xp service pack 3
2. I press the power button, windows start loading, sometimes a blue screen appears and if you wait long enough a welcome screen and that's it. Sometimes is goes past the welcome screen, it loads normally and freezes after half an hour. I took it to the shop and it worked fine there. Brought it back home, still blue screen etc. It start normally if i unplug the monitor. Sometimes, if i plug it back in, the monitor start normally, other times it just stays black. i'll give you any information needed, but it will take a while since i don't have the heart to restart my pc this many times. i think in the last two days i've restarted it like 50 times, no kiddin'.

ok. thank you.


System:

AMD Sempron(tm) Processor
3000+
1.80 GHz, 512 mb of RAM

Monitor:

Samsung, syncmaster 943sn

Graphic Card

nvidia geforce 210
Also, here are some errors, warnings from the system log:

The NVIDIA Update Service Daemon service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

The DNS Client service could not contact any DNS servers for a repeated number of attempts. For the next 30 seconds the DNS Client service will not use the network to avoid further network performance problems. It will resume its normal behavior after that. If this problem persists, verify yo... Read more

A:Blue screen at startup, freezes at welcome screen, works when monitor unplugged

It seems to me that you might have a bad/dying power supply unit.

How long have you got the computer?

Take it to the shop and let them test it.

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Hello. I have a question about Windows 7 installation. I am using usb booting from pendrive. Sometimes when i am booting from usb windows 7 , on 1 screen when you choose language there is a freez , no keyboard working and no mouse. I must use hard reset. Is this something to worry about?
I am using stock system, 4790k, 16gb DDR 1600mhz, Saberooth Z97 Mark 2. But no errors in memtest86.
I want to be sure that all is ok with memory. When I get to the language selection the mouse and keyboard stop working and no cursor appears, they both work in bios so I don't know what the issue is. Then i must use hard reset. Its totally random but always work after second boot and then windows load with mouse cursor and keyboard works.

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Maybe once a month, my Lenovo screen will freeze and this will happen to the screen before I have to hold down the powerbutton and restart my laptop. What should I do? I had read that someone else had replaced their EPD Cable (P/N 5C10M14137LNV) - the cable connecting the mother board to the LCD display and it fixed it. Any suggestions? Here is what the screen looks like when it happens.https://imgur.com/ePx2o1U

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Hi - Hopefully someone can help..

Screen keeps freezing (and sometimes black screen or laptop just shuts off), not sure if it would be considered a crash because the hard drive activity light will keep blinking. When it freezes the mouse doesn't move and I can't input anything in the keyboard (doesn't show on screen). I am still able to turn off the display with the "display off" button and the num lock/caps lock/scroll lock lights can still be turned on/off. I've tried restoring the hard drive and reinstalling the OS but I'm not able to get far due to the freezing problem. This is the third time this has happened. The two previous times I have been able to restore everything, but this time i cannot. During the restoration/reformatting process, the screen froze but I pressed enter when the hard drive stopped spinning and it was able to complete the reformatting and restart by itself. The freezing problem however, still exists. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out!

I have the exact same problem as this guy ( http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/944465-solved-sony-vaio-screen-keeps.html ).. except my laptop is SONY VAIO VPCF1 .. I have reinstalled win7 (5times) and win8 (consumer preview once).. so its definately not software issue.. its hardware.. but I can't figure out what is wrong...

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

J.
 

A:Sony Vaio screen freezes.. black screen somtimes

Has the warranty run out ?

It seems to be overheating so try blowing out any dust at the fan outlet using a can of air, or use a straw or similar and blow through that.

Also try using it on a flat table or desk if you aren't already doing so.
 

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my x1 Carbon screen freezes randomly and vertical grey bars appear on the screen, it unfreezes after a couple of minute or if a repeteadly press the left bottom of the screen. I replaced the screen and it still does it. Any suggestions. I believe I have a 2nd generation x1 carbon 

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When I boot my computer up my computer is freezing up once in a while at the loading screen with the blue loading bar. The bar goes across about three times and the on the fourth time it stops and freezes and nothing happens after that. Once in awhile it will go to a blue error screen witht the following codes: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF9787C09, 0xF9677FE8, 0x00000000). Someone please help.

Thank you.
 

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes and blue error screen

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I have an H50-55 Desktop (Lenovo) AMD A10-7800 Radeon R7 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 3.50 GHz 12GB 64-bit Operating Sys x64 based processor Windows 10 Home and everytime I stream a movie or anything my screen locks up when I try to go into full screen mode and I can't move the mouse and none of the keys help. I have to shut down manually and re-boot. Anyone have any ideas as to why this happens? Any help would be appreciated.ThanksVinnB





VinnyB

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I have an H50-55 Desktop (Lenovo) AMD A10-7800 Radeon R7 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 3.50 GHz 12GB 64-bit Operating Sys x64 based processor Windows 10 Home and everytime I stream a movie or anything my screen locks up when I try to go into full screen mode and I can't move the mouse and none of the keys help. I have to shut down manually and re-boot. Anyone have any ideas as to why this happens? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
VinnB
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 





VinnyB

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Hello everybody. I just recently built my first pc and finally got everything straightened up with my windows. However I am finding that it freezes at random. Also I loaded Painkiller and NASCAR onto my pc and it installed fine and both went through the intros but when it came to the menu my pc freezes. Both games same spot everytime. I did a search and read something about possible CPU overheating. Here is my BIOS readout.

Current System Temp 33c/91f
Current CPU Temp 37c/98f
System Fan Speed 0 rpm
CPU Fan Speed 3125 rpm
Northbridge Fan Speed 0 rpm
CPU Vcore 1.42V
+3.3V 3.26V
+12.0V 11.67V
+5.0V 4.96V
Battery 2.94V
+5VSB 4.99V

I assume this is at idle speed. Everything is updated. I am running Window Media Center.

MSI K8N Neo4-F NVIDIA Socket 939
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor
Crucial 1024MB PC3200 DDR
XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme 256mb
Plextor 18x dvd burner

I also read it could be my RAM. My motherboard had 4 slots for RAM.



I installed my memory sticks into the green slots. I am starting to think it may be wrong. Then again if I knew what I was doing I wouldn't be asking. Thanks in advance.
 

A:PC freezes maybe a RAM issue?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic47210.html
 

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I just bought a Yoga 720, 13.3 inch from Amazon (USA) - i5, 256 gb SSD, 8 gb RAM.  Its a nice laptop but upon turning it on, the fan noise scared me completely. To add more to the woes, screen couldnt display white color properly. It would show an off white color/yellowish tint - I thought this is a defective one until i read it online that many are facing this issue. I diligently worked with Lenovo Customer Care ( slow and awful) and solved both of these issues in one click !  High Fan Noise: This problem is due to a default BIOS setting that Lenovo ships you with originally when you purchased the product ( go figure why !) Turn Laptop offLeft to the headphone jack is a small pin hole.Press the pin hole and it will show you 4 options. Click BIOSUnder the BIOS - select BIOS thermal temperature mode to " Quiet" Press F10 (save and exit)This will keep fan quiet and smooth ! It worked right away. You dont need to install TP Fan Control at all ! Coloration Issue: White color on screen display was looking off white/yellowish  Turn Laptop offLeft to the headphone jack is a small pin hole.Press the pin hole and it will show you 4 options. Click BIOSPress Fn key first and then F9 ( dont press both together)It will ask for optimal load defaults - select yes and press enterPress F10 (save and exit) You can perfom both the settings in one go while accessing the BIOS set up and not have to do it one by one.Restart the lapto... Read more

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Greetings to all,
I have this annoying screen problem that has finally taken its toll on me. While doing anything online (Google, Email, Surfing etc) my computer screen will freeze and then go a white translucent color.
It happens across the board on anything I may be working on.
If I am in Google, and I'm also checking email, or working on an Excel Sheet, all 3 things will freeze and go white.

I have attached my HijackThis Log, as well as the DDS and Attach txt.
Please let me know if there is any other info that is needed to help me solve this annoying problem.

The freeze usually lasts a minute sometimes 2...and as you can imagine, when you're working at a frantic pace, having to stop and start is really annoying.
I have run all my antivirus software (AdAware, AVG, CCleaner) but nothing fixes it.

Hope someone can offer some help.

MissPamela
 

A:Screen Freezes and I get a White Transparent Screen

I will try to post an image of the screen so you can get a visual of what I mean

Thanks in advance.
 

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HELP!

I am using a ASUS G1 series, about 2.5 years old. Everything was working fine until yesterday my screen froze up and went all grey/white. programs were still running, but screen just grey. tried to reboot without sucess as screen went all grey straight a way.

when I finally managed to get back into windows, I found out that I have to move the screen (laptop lid) back and forth real quick so it doesnt freeze up!

after I ran a complete norton scan, everything was back to normal. until now. same thing happening again! Thats why I am not entirely sure if it is a hardware problem. It might just be a very strange software problem? or just loose cableing??

I would be very greatful for some good advice on how to fix this myself. no warranty left, no money. gotta go to class now.

thanks for reading!

Johannes
 

A:screen freezes up if I dont 'jiggle' screen!!

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Hello!

I bought a Windows 10 Asus laptop about a month back and have been running into a few issues. I actually have tried asking the Microsoft tech forums directly but with a lack of responses I feel I need to ask elsewhere.

There are two issues I have here that I'm trying to fix. Neither are laptop breaking at the moment but I'd like to fix them for the purpose of fluidity etc.

First off: I'd like to explain that I managed to find a work around for my touchscreen not working after the laptop went into sleep mode only for a different issue to crop up. I recently noticed that the time my laptop was taking to wake up from sleep wasn't actually it waking up from sleep. . . It restarted the laptop. The laptop goes to sleep just fine but upon opening the lid OR if I leave the lid open and hit a button to wake it up, the laptop takes about 30-40 sec to "wake up" but in reality it appears to reboot the laptop.

Secondly: I've encountered this issue from the very moment I downloaded Mozilla Firefox. The video on fullscreen mode for any site and any streaming agent (Update all addons, drivers, etc.) use to stutter. I worked out a fix where now it lags or stutters now and then. I'm not sure how to remove the issue altogether. I've tried safe mode and fresh installations of firefox but the issues remain. As of now the hardware acceleration is disabled alongside opengl. This issue does not present itself on microsoft Edge on the same sites, videos (Same resolution for the v... Read more

A:Sleep issue + Full Screen Video issue

For your first issue:

The ASUS drivers have been known to cause problems with the Windows 10 sleep process for some systems. One of the ASUS system drivers is an Intel Management Engine driver and this has been known to cause the behaviour you describe. You can temporarily disable it to see if it makes a difference. If it does you can try uninstalling it and allowing W10 to replace it with the generic driver from the Microsoft driver database.

I can't provide any guidance for your second issue, I use Edge and am growing to like it.

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hey guys, could you help me out here.. my computer freezes everytime i play high-end games like company of heroes: opposing fronts, call of duty 4.. and also whenever i use google earth. this started happening about 2 weeks ago. i think it has to do with my hardware..

intel pentium d processor 820 @ 2.8ghz
asus p5pe-vm mobo
160gb seagate barracuda hdd
powercolor ati radeon 9550 @ 256mb agp8x 128-bit gpu

before this happened (crashes and freezes), it was working out a-ok.. so can you help out here please.. thanks! i've narrowed it down to PSU, RAM & GPU.
 

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I have no idea what is going on with this Toshiba laptop. I may try defragmenting, but not just yet. You see the problem here is that for some reason this laptop likes to freeze randomly and when it does pressing control alt delete doesn't do anything. The Vista OS gives me the blue loading doughnut and then it says that the security thing can't be opened. I forget the exact message. Anyway after that the computer stays at a black screen until I turn it off and on. I've waited to see if it would load, but it never does. And then when I start up the laptop again, diskcheck prompts to open unless I press a key, so I let it go by and it "fixes" a few files and then reboots. I log in and the same thing happens eventually. I never get to be on for very long after because the same thing happens. I don't know if it's malware or a CRC error or what because upon reboot diskcheck "fixes" the same exact files again and again. So I'm going to post a HJT log and I will be patiently waiting for some advice. Thanks in advance
 

A:Unkown issue - Randomly freezes

Sorry for the double post but I forgot to include the log, so here it is.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:55:56 PM, on 7/18/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Service Station\TSS.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Users\ELLOJELLO\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\ELLOJELLO\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\ELLOJELLO\Documents\HJT\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
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Hi all,
I've recently upgraded from XP 64bit to Vista 64bit and I've noticed that when the hard drives park from not being use that they freeze the computer whilst they power back up.

Is there a way to fix this issue, as it can be a pain in the arse when you are playing CS:S etc...


Thanks!


Halvare...

A:Vista Freezes (Hard Drive Issue) ????

Originally Posted by Halvare


Hi all,
I've recently upgraded from XP 64bit to Vista 64bit and I've noticed that when the hard drives park from not being use that they freeze the computer whilst they power back up.

Is there a way to fix this issue, as it can be a pain in the arse when you are playing CS:S etc...


Thanks!


Halvare...



Hi Halvare,

Welcome to the forum.

Check in the Power Options, in the Control Panel, and make sure that under Hard Disk you have the time set to only a few minutes before the time you have the computer to go to sleep. You could also set it to Never.

- How to Troubleshoot a Vista Sleep Mode Problem and Find a Solution

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

I want to preface that I'm not very computer literate. I know the basics, and was able to build my current computer (with someone's help), but sometimes stuff can go over my head so bear with me.

Backstory: I have a computer I built about 3 years ago, a friend of mine picked out some parts based on what I "wanted," really the extent of what I knew about my computer was that I have 8 GB Ram, 4 cores, etc. That and I had a gigabyte HD Radeon 5570 that more or less ran everything I wanted it to perfectly. I had and still have Windows x64 Ultimate. The card died about a month ago, I bought a new one (an Asus 7750) and I got my visual back. I had uninstalled the old card's drivers and decided to do a clean install of Windows (Sort of an impulsive idea, I just wanted a "fresh start"). I then Installed the latest release from AMD for my new card. (Granted, I BELIEVE I uninstalled the old drivers. What's the easiest way to check?)

I'm a big gamer so my new game I was playing after the switch was Dead Space 3. After a while I noticed that if I was doing something in game that involved a lot of movement (doors closing, screen shaking), the game would freeze. The game would stop and the visuals would be frozen, but sound would continue. It didn't crash to desktop, just hung there. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling different drivers and older, more stable catalyst suites, nothing seemed to work. I went back to the latest and just swallowed my ... Read more

A:HD Radeon 7750 Gaming issue; Freezes

Hello and welcome Helio mate some system specs would be handy and the card you say is an
Asus 7750 now not being terribly up on GPU's - an Asus ??????7750 so cannot look up any drivers for it.

Would also like to know what the temps you are running too .

Get the specs and temps with Speccy - download from piriform
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As for the old drivers they would have been cleared by the fresh install - it was from scratch fresh clean install?

The other thing I am thinking too is the PSU you could try checking the power output (volts) on that too. PSU - How to Test

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I bought a geforce 7600 graphics card about 6 months ago and ever since using it the computer froze while playing certain games, especially those with high graphical demands like BioShock or Brothers in Arms etc.. Sometimes on the title screen other times shortly after starting a game. It seemed to be ok on older games like Thief 3 or Enemy Territory but I've recently moved and bought a new TFT monitor and now even Thief 3 freezes at the title screen! I had a CRT monitor before and this didn't happen with Thief 3 (except maybe once or twice in game).

When it freezes, the mouse can't be moved, no keyboard buttons function (even the caps lock light) and the music that happens to be playing in the background goes into a 1 second loop of sound, I have to do a hard reset every time. This has also happened occasionally while using music production software, and even once or twice it happened while the computer had no applications loaded, at the desktop screen. But it will *always* happen while trying to play a game.

I have checked the CPU temp straight after reboot and it hovers around 46 - 49 degrees so I don't think it's the CPU overheating. Just wondering if it could be the graphic card overheating, or some fault in the actual product or maybe the power supply (which I bought 6 months ago too). Is there anyway I can check these out without spending more money? I mean if I buy another card and it turns out to do the same thing, then I'll know it&... Read more

A:Computer Freezes - Graphic card issue?

Specs:
Windows XP
P4 2.4 Ghz
4GB Ram
Geforce 7600 Graphics Card PCI-E
Soundblaster Live Card
 

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Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AR51J running windows vista. It came with IE7 installed but I have had constant issues with tabs freezing for ages for no reason etc. I sometimes don't even have to be doing anything with IE7 then if I try to switch tabs ALREADY OPEN or explorer windows and it freezes again??? Same thing happens when I click links in IE7 like for instance page numbers when on forums etc...

I always update windows and also Sony's own updates automatically.

So my question is this...

Why on Earth does IE7 perform so badly?
I know it is IE7 and not something else because I have firefox installed as well and when I use this its perfect, NEVER any freezes when performing the same tasks?

I know the obvious thing to say just use Firefox all the time but there are a few situations were firefox is not suitable. e.g. until quite recently firefox was not suitable for eBay sellers and did not even have a toolbar.

I just don't understand how Microsoft can produce such an appaling program given the fact that they make windows as well? You should expect it to be the best option by far yet firefox exposes IE7 for what it is...A SHAMBLES. The company behind firefox should come up with an office suite so I can get rid of Office as well.

RANT OVER!
 

A:IE7 Freezes Issue yet Firefox works without problems?

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Hello all, I am having freeze up issues. Anytime I start a game or try to open Mozilla it just hangs. First the screen freezes, then the mouse stops after. I hear a beep from the onboard speaker and it locks up. Sometimes i see funny little images that look like the graphic that shows under misspelled words. If I start Mozilla in safe mode it seems to take longer to freeze or hang, sometimes not at all. I had my computer in storage for quite some time (5 months) and had just restarted it. I had a lot of updates to do and ever since those updates it doesn't seem to work smoothly. I did install a simple program to download embedded videos from the internet and that may be causing this. I can't find the program and I may have erased it already. I did find that I was running DirectX 11 which is not supported by my graphics card so I installed version 9.0. I also tried downloading the newest driver update for my graphics card but it didn't seem to help either. I got a error message about something and did a google search and it told me of a graphics driver error so that is why I feel it may be related to that. Any help I can get would be very helpful as its getting very old to hit the reset button so many times and the inability to play games, even FB games cause it to lock up. Thanks in advance, Scott
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Hi,

my PC freezes since 2 days always with BSOD 124 - I tried several things (driver deinstall/install/update, chkdsk, several BIOS options) and nothing could change or fix this.

Freeze only happens, when I try to go or while being online, so I think it could be an network issue.

Latest message:

Problemsignatur:
Problemereignisname: BlueScreen
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031

Zusatzinformationen zum Problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008320788
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

File created by DM Log collector attached - after 2 days or permafixtries I gave up on fixing this on my own, so help is very appreciated.

A:BSOD 124 - freezes with/without sound, maybe network issue?

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8008320788, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
0x124's are typically related to a hardware issue and can only be isolated by stress testing the major components.

If overclocking, reset all overclocks back to their default settings and then follow these:

RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video
Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Storage
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Hello,

Here are my specs to begin:

i7 3930k
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - Bios 3010 post CAP Convertor
32 GB (XMP) 4x4 2 sets. - XMP Profile 1866 - 1.65V

HD 7970 ASUS DCU2T

Corsair Force GT 120GB
WD Cav Black Sata 6 1 TB

CM Cosmos 2 (Not sure about this but I'm suspecting the chassis as well with its layout)
1200w CM Silent Gold PSU

Win 7 64 Ultimate

Pre-posting this topic notes:

- Day 1 problem - 00 Debug Code - No Boot - No On-screen display (solved with reinstalling the parts)

- Day 1 problem - Random freezes

- Month and a half ago, PSU went kaput from what may be a surge

- To test damage, powered on the pc and all was running well.

- Removed PSU and sent for RMA

- Got a new set a few days back

- Rules out PSU issue

After installing and running with new PSU

- Update UEFI BIOS with Cap-Convertor

- Bios upgraded to 3010 RIVE non-custom

- Issue persists.

- Freezes are random still

- Freezes can be delayed by toying around with DIGI+ Power Control

- 00 Debug if restarted after freeze without removing power source

- Unplugging for 5 seconds results in regular boot procedure. AE > AA (select mode > boot)

- All parts are as is as it was in day 1 with the exception of PSU (RMA'ed)

Most Common Freezes

- Whilst Gaming

- When Chassis is Shaked (not always)

- When removing Wireless Adapter from front USB Panels (Chassis)

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A:Unknown Issue (4 months long) Freezes

Welcome to SF.
You'll hate these ideas.
You may have damaged your board, CPU, RAM, SSD, and/or GPU with the power surge.

Shaking the case? Something, somewhere is shorting/grounding out. Some cases (rare) have been found to have faults that cause this issue and would be difficult to track down.

Your board may not be fully isolated from the chassis. Remove the board and painstakingly check all stand offs are in place and each mounting hole has been screwed down.

Check the mounting on the CPU cooler, over tightening can do odd thing on some boards.


To help us help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how: System Info - See Your System Specs
Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built.

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.
After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts. Click on mine in the lower left to see how it should look.
Full instructions in the tutorial.

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Hello, I've joined this community hopefully to get this problem fixed...
A few weeks ago this problem started when my PC freezes every couple of minutes, no matter what I do (whether its surfing the web, playing games or even when I dont touch anything)
seems to me like its not a problem of RAM memory overload, since it happens even when nothing sirious runs on the PC, but maybe I'm mistaken... this is also the reason why I changed the operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7, I've formatted and upgraded the OS, but still the problem consists.

since my motherboard is old, it only supports 2 GB of RAM, so upgrading RAM is impossible without buying a new motherboard, which I guess basiclly means changing the entire computer.
anyway, im currently running the computer in safe mode with networking, only with "core" drivers, and the freezing doesn't happen in this mode.
I also tried literlly cleaning the computer from dust, and also ran MemTest86 and didnt find anything unusual.

so, any ideas what might be the problem?
maybe I should cancel some hardware drivers that might have been damaged and interfere with the system running smoothly?

PC Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Install Language: English

Processor: 3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

motherboard is: RS400SB400
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
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A:Computer freezes, probably hardware related issue

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Sorry.... Double post
 

A:Hardware issue? Random poweroffs/freezes

These are always difficult and very time consuming... because the problem could be almost anywhere... Memory, video card, driver, chipset, power supply, hard drive, cpu fan, thermal paste too thick or too thin, corrupted installed, conflicting security software, automatic updates creating changes that conflict...
Since it used to work OK at one time, I would start with that basic unit... and assume something is wearing out or getting too dirty. Don't forget the simple things like checking for flags in the Device Manager, changing the thermal paste.
If it is in your budget, buy a thermal gun for about $45 to check various temperatures. Also consider a quality power supply tester... about $25.
Then begin replacing the obvious components... power supply, cpu fan.
Don't rule out PCI devices you don't even use. We have seen audio cards and modems go bad and create spurious responses. Of course the big problem area very often see is the cooling fan on the video card.
The more expert we are, the more we ignore keeping a log, but that can be very helpful as failures continue. Do not forget to audit the event viewer.
I know this isn't much help, as you really want a fix. But most of us know the problem will not go away quickly.
Let us know how it all turned out.
 

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Hi there,

I'm trying to fix my dad's PC. It's an ACER Aspire M1641. It's about 7 years old. If there's any other information I can provide you with that would help, just let me know and I'll get anything up as soon as possible.

What it does:
- On regular start up, it freezes right up at the "Starting Windows..." screen. Sometimes, very rarely now, it might make it to the desktop "welcome" screen, but it'll freeze there, too.

I've just been using it on Safe Mode, but it seems to freeze on Safe Mode sometimes, too. Any help would be great. This site has saved me before!!!

Thank you

A:PC Freezes - Unsure if Software or Hardware Issue

Oh, and it's running Windows 7.

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I just upgraded my sister's computer, and it locks up a few seconds after I boot -- every time. I purchased the following hardware off eBay:

1GB (2x512MB) ECC REG PC133 HP Compaq Dell IBM
AMD Athlon XP 2200 Processor Socket A 462 AXDA2200DUV3C
K7SEM AMD ATHLON XP AGP M-ATX MOTHERBOARD W/VIDEO+S

I also purchased the following heatsink/fan off newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835199007. I applied a thin coat of Arctic Silver paste on the metal area of the processor before mounting the heatsink/fan. I also put a new case fan in there, so now there is an 80mm sucking in air from the front and another 80mm blowing air out the back. CPU temp is around 36C max.

I've tried booting from the following CDs, and with each the computer freezes a few seconds after boot: Windows XP Pro installer, Ubuntu Feisty live CD (just get a blinking cursor after I press enter to boot in any mode), SystemRescueCD (freezes when displaying startup text), GParted live CD (freezes when displaying startup text or right after "Uncompressing Linux...ok, booting the kernel." These CDs all boot find on two of my other computers.

A FreeDOS boot cd actually works, though, and with it I flashed the BIOS with the newest version (from 2003).

I've also tried putting a different (but not new) CMOS battery -- same result. Additionally I've tried booting with one stick of 512MB RAM, each stick in each slot.

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On Tuesday of last week (8-21-12) I turned on my PC like i always do. after about 10 minutes of being on and me opening up Diablo 3 my computer completely froze. nothing would respond not even Ctrl+Alt+Del. So i had to hard shut down the computer. After that a few hours later it did it again. this time i was just on internet explorer.

So with me being the way i am i Reformated my computer to see if that would solve the issue. and it has not.

So everyday now that i turn on my computer it seems to randomly Freeze. I have ran a windows Memory Diagnostic. I put it on Extra with Cache on and had it run 3 passes. it took about an hour and 20 min and windows found no errors or anything. I have NO idea what could be causing this. I dont wanna spend money if i can target the problem and replace the hardware thats bad.

I built this computer myself and it has had NO issues since i built it and this time i cant figure it out myself. I have turned to Seven forums because this community has helped me in the past.

Please is there anything i can run or do to try and locate the problem? Could it be a failing power supply? the one i have in there is a 4-5 year old 1000w psu. here are my computer specs.

Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
Mobo - Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU - Intel i7 930 2.80GHz
CPU Cooler - Corsair H70 water cooler
Ram - Corsair Dominator Triple channel memory 6GB
Video Card - EVGA Nvidia GTX 570 superclocked
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A:Computer Freezes randomly. I cant find the issue.

anyone got any ideas?

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My system has been stable and perfect for months. No unusual issues at all. I run a few different games and browse the internet without issue. Recently, I installed a new game, Vermintide.

Game worked fine for a week. Then, my system hung. Nothing a restart shouldn't fix - except it did not. After this hang, despite not changing any parameters, I cannot run the game for more than about 50 seconds before my system hangs again.

Additionally, watching youtube videos fairly reliably causes hangs, esp. on full screen, within 30m to an hour.

I originally fixed this by updating a video driver (not much of an update) - everything was fine for two days. Then, the game caused another hang and my entire system started hanging when running this game or viewing videos.

Leaving my computer running with Firefox opened but nothing much active, I woke up to the computer frozen after about 2 hours of idle time.

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This is mysterious. I ran some other graphic intensive game just to test it out and it seems fine. Despite initially fixing the problem (or 'fixing' it), this game seems to set my computer to be unstable. While I'm willing to give up playing one specific game (not really), not being able to watch videos or potentially having some other unstable thing cause my computer to freeze is unacceptable.

Any ideas?

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Hi everyone.

So one day before i went to work and i put my Desktop into Sleep mode so when i got back i could quickly resume on what i was doing. I have put my desktop into sleep mode quite often and have not had any problems in the past. However, when i came home from work i hit the space bar button on my keyboard to wake up the computer. I leave the room for a minute and expect everything to be the same on how i left it before i went to work. I walk back into my room and find that the monitor is still blank but the computer was on and running. So i hit a couple of more keys on the keyboard and clicked the mouse a few times hoping that the screen would turn on. Nothing. With no other option i decided to restart the computer manually by holding down the power button for a few seconds until it turned off and then pushing it again to turn the computer back on.

Everything was running normally, i get to the log in screen everything is still fine. I open World of Warcraft and start playing to kill some time. 20 minutes into playing the game, it freezes and not just the game, the whole computer. I hit the windows button, tried alt-ctrl-del, alt tabbing but nothing worked the computer was completely frozen. Again i manually restarted the computer except this time the computer wouldn't even get to the point where the windows logo pops up and the little scrolling thing appears. becoming a bit annoyed i manually restarted the computer again and the same problem occurred. It does... Read more

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Hello, i'm a newbie here, though i have been lurking. ^_^
I've searched my desktop issue, but nothing seems to help. Its something that has happened since my new graphic card was installed last week, so maybe they are related...
Last week, i had my techie friend install a Radeon ACP card for me in my Win XP PC. When i got it home, I had to find new drivers. It wasn't able to play a game that worked fine before. My friend was in the BIOS, so assume he disabled the on-board's drivers, and i had removed the card's old drivers before installing the new ones.
Then it would rebooted itself every five minutes. I turned off all screen-saver options and bought myself half an hour. I took off the case side and have a fan facing it in-case my card is running too hot. (Note-its when I game that it freezes/reboots.) Not sure that helps at all. Also, while gaming, the monitor sometimes goes into standby and won't wake up.. i can hear the game music still playing.
NOW, after three days of gritting my teeth and hard-booting when it dies on me, my desktop takes at least five minutes to load (background first, much later the icons). It took all of two minutes before. I worry i may have user profile corruption from all the hard booting?
I have to get to work, but I'll bookmark this to see if you (awesome!) guys can help me out.
 

A:Issue 1) slow booting desktop 2) restarts self/freezes

Oh, my HijackThis file, in case you need that?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:53:35 PM, on 4/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
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.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Nexon\Mabinogi\npkcmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\tsnpstd3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=presario&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=ie... Read more

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My computer freezes within minutes if i have my video card installed, and will always freeze as soon as i try to start a game on my game, and it will also freeze randomly and/or faster while surfing the net. If i remove my video card and try to use onboard video the computer freezes as soon as windows loads up the desktop which looks ok for a second but then crashes with corrupted graphic lines. The computer does not freeze in safe mode.

My temporary solution to getting the computer running without freezing is to uninstall the display adapter video card driver completely. This allows me to go on my browser and open other documents but it will not let me load my games for they require "direct3d".


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x64 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: Video Controller (VGA Compatible), 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430696 MB, Free - 1397105 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., NARRA
Antivirus: None
 

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Hi

This seems to me an impossible question to ask - like "I have a headache, what is wrong with me?" but I'll give it a try.

For the last two weeks my PC randomly, regularly freezes, Have to manually power down and reboot.

I had installed google chrome and as it was the only change made, searched for a connection there.

I found some folks who had trouble with chrome and windows search - making the pc freeze up.

SO I tried to disable windows search. As I recall, search had an option to disable for all subdirectories and I took that option. An
eternity later, search was still running through subdirectories so I stopped it. And turned it off through windows services.

Problem kept happening. SO I ininstalled chrome. Problem kept happening.

I went back to a system restore point that turned out to be after I installed chrome but it was before the freezing up started.

That didn't help. For a day or two I was having trouble getting the pc to boot up. It would boot in safe mode, I would run anti-virus
etc and then boot normally.

Now, the pc is booting fine and working anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours before freezing. No rhyme or reason that I can detect.

I have run avast anti-virus and spy bot - no problems.

I reformatted my hard drive and re-installed windows about 2 months ago so I don't think defrag is an issue.

I have read through threads here and am about blind trying to figure out where to start.

Can someone please po... Read more

A:PC randomly, regularly freezes, google chrome issue?

<<I reformatted my hard drive and re-installed windows about 2 months ago so I don't think defrag is an issue.>>If I went two months without defragging my hard drives...I don't think the system would perform very well.Is that your way of telling us that you don't use your system very much?Re Windows Search, I suggest that you uninstall it...there is no appreciable benefit for the average user of XP, IMO.System freezes...can be caused by any number of issues...how much RAM is installed?How to Avoid Overheating Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142 Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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I have seen the other similar threads in relationship to this issue. But they all say use KB976972.  Well, KB976972 did not fix my issue.

I am running a Quad Core Phenom (2.3ghz) 64bit processor, 6GB RAM with Windows Home Premium 64 bit.  When I try to copy large files (approximately 700MB each) to a 16GB Kingston Data Traveler, it freezes, and then the USB thumb drive disconnects.

I have tried copying one file at a time, it all goes very fast until it gets about 99% done then freezes.  

I'll gladly provide any other system information needed.

I downloaded and installed KB976972 and restarted as necessary, and still not working.

A:Windows 7 64 Bit USB Copy freezes. Hotfix did not resolve issue.

ONLY SOLUTION I HAVE FOUND TO WORK FOR ME:
I spent about $20 for a USB 2.0 PCI Card and a Powered USB Hub (I wasn't gonna spend all my time reaching behind my computer to plug/unplug things).

As it's been over 2 years, and I don't want to buy a brand new computer any day soon (Mine does everything I need except the USB stuff), I figured $20 to fix the issue isn't that bad. Just annoying.  VERY ANNOYING.

So to anyone still having this issue, some of the KB's listed may help you, or may not.  The only cheap/best solution I've seen is buying an internal USB card.  You can get them for less than $20.  It'll solve the issue. Unless you have a
laptop, sorry.
I'm very angry about this being the solution.  

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Hey all, I have had this issue for a few days now and I think its the graphic card causing it.

Currently im using a Nvidia 560 Ti and last few days when I try to play some semi graphic intensive games I keep getting the "graphic driver stopped responding and has recovered" every single time, and if I continue playing after I get that warning, after a few minutes the entire computer freezes and I need to do a hard reboot. I have tried different games and I have this issue on games like Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 4. However other games that is less graphic intensive such as Starbound, Eve Online, all works fine, I can watch 1080p movies all fine aswell. Note that this started just a few days ago, I have been able to play all those games above without a problem for a long time.

I have tried various things like checking temperature (which is fine, howers around 50 degrees in games), I have tried updating drivers to latest beta drivers and other various settings in the nvidia control panel, without success.

So my question is, is there other things I could try, and is my graphic card really the issue? I have ment to upgrade it, and maybe it is time, if yes any suggestions? Im a fan of Nvidia and I have been thinking about the GFX 770 one.

Thank you in advance

Edit: I did not try downgrading, im downloading version 331.65 at the moment to give it a try.

A:Computer freezes in games, graphic card the issue?

Try completely uninstalling the graphics driver. Run CCleaner to fix any registry errors. Also try reseating the card.

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My pc keeps randomly freezing up on me. i usually run irc, msn, and winamp only, and it freezes sometimes randomly, i've updated all 3 programs, so it looks like it might be hardware related, but everything is connected just fine. Have fan checks with AVG, Spybot, and i have a firewall running. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:52:40, on 13/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\razerhid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmwltry.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
E:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\lcdmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
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A:Pc randomly freezes. Unsure if its software or hardware issue. HELP!

BUMP! help :|

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Hi everyone,
I am having frequent BSOD issues with my PC as of late and random shutdowns also sometimes freezes.
My specs can be seen in my sig and systems spec link. Here are the dumps and files it produces.(attached)
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I think its a RAM issue. I've just opened the case and cleaned dust off RAM and switched its slot..nothing so far 20 mins in..please if anyone could analyze and confirm this? Thank you for reading this. Any feedback is welcome.
 

A:Frequent BSOD, restarts and freezes with Win 7 Ultimate. RAM issue?

Welcome to TSF, NHS

Only one of your dump could be read, whereas, rest of them just freeze up Windbg. Anyway, the one which I could read points at windows QoS Scheduler Driver (i.e. pacer.sys).

When did you started having these BSOD issues ?

Please ensure that your system's Bios is correctly configuring your RAM (according to RAM Specs and Voltage).
 

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