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Running 3d Locks Computer

Q: Running 3d Locks Computer

About 3 months ago my computer just started randomly locking when I was running 3d games. I wasn't having any problem in the world running 2d games so I was thinking maybe the GPU or video card memory was overheating. So I pulled a fan and heatsink off an old 386 processor I had and fixed it to the GPU and still the same problem.

Since then I've tried using a TNT2 and swapped out or replaced all hardware except for the motherboard and processor. Even tried changing the power supply. All drivers are up to date. I've tried 3 different BIOS revisions. I've tried using at least 5 versions of the Nvidia detonator drivers (I keep them archived in case of problems like this.) It locks up if there's sound being used or sound completely off and if the sound card isn't even in the computer. I'm running DX8.1 and nothing changed, software or hardware, when the problem occurred.

Video card is not overclocked. AGP aperture set in BIOS to 64 meg. I've defragged the HDD recently. Happens with any 3d game no matter how low the settings for the game are set.

Common games being played: CounterStrike, Monkey Island 3, WC3, Ultima Online (3d Client) Q3

System Specs:

Athlon 1.4Ghz
768 meg RAM
GeForce 2 GTS 32meg / TNT2 32meg (TNT2 for testing if it was the vid card)
34.6 Maxtor HDD
Asus A7V133 (not using the onboard RAID at the moment)
Win2k Pro

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Preferred Solution: Running 3d Locks Computer

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

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

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


Have a Windows XP machine that locks up and runs slow. I must manually turn off computer power and restart........help. I defrag often, use PC Tools and Uniblue Power Suite. Do I have a virus? Did Check Disk and all is well. Please send instructions..........

A:Computer locks up, running slow

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log c... Read more

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i tried a suggestion of clearing my cache of applications and applets and trace and log files to no avail. when running this scan it locks the computer up to the point where i have to hold down the power button to shut the computer off.any help would be appreciated.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:running GMER scan locks up my computer

Try running GMER in safe mode. If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning.

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My computer, a HP Pavilionzv6000 laptop with Win XP, runs slower that it used to. I don't know how many programs are running that don't need to be running. I may have a virus because every time the AVG program runs, it finds a virus. Sometimes it can't fix the problem so I put it in the vault. I have the Zone Alarm firewall set on High. Also, often the computer just locks up and ai have to disconnect the power cord, and remove the battery to reboot it when no keystroke functions.

Please help!

A:Solved: Computer Running Slow - Sometimes It Just Locks Up

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Hi All,
I setup the screensaver to run after 3 mins of idle. 
On Power Management, Display will dim after 10mins, off the display after 15 mins and sleep to never.
What happen is, after 3mins the screensaver did not run but it locks the screen instead.
Can anyone explain or give an idea why it is happening?

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Computer has been running extremely slow. Also Any web browser I use (IE, Safari, Firefox) It has been popping up the "encountered a problem" pop up where it gives you "Debug" "Send Error Report" or "Don't Send" I have Tried them all and it still keeps popping up.
Also, I have been having the Can not diplay page ALL the time, Other computers in the house can display them but it wont come up on the first try. It takes a couple times. Its not all the pages it does it on but some pages it does it constantly.

Hijack This Log is below, if someone could review it and see if there are any problems or something i could fix would be great.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:55:55 AM, on 11/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe... Read more

A:computer running extremely slow, web brower locks up (hijack log inside)

can anyone help?

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My computer locks up while using internet explorer. It also locks up during shutdown. It seems to run fine if I am doing anything else.

So far, I have tried:
Clean up
Ad Aware
Avast virus scan

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:05:44 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\PROGR... Read more

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I have a Vista laptop and the cpu % is running very high and IE 8 locks up alot. I've run various virus/spyware scans that found some instances but it hasn't fully done the trick. I've attached the HighJackThis log. Any help would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:16 PM, on 10/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19120)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HighJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Exp... Read more

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certain software from different online poker sites. I play at one all the time and never had any problem but when I downloaded a couple of others my system occasionaly locks up. I have to unplug it and then take the battery out.

This problem has happened before. It happens when online sometimes and with an older game program that I run.

My Os is Windows 2000 w service pack 4. I have an IBM thinkpad with a 1.6GHz P4 w/ 261,040 kb ram. I have over 30 gig memory left on my HD.

A:My compute locks up when running

generally on all lockups it is usually caused by corrupt video drivers. update the drivers or reinstall them.

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I've got a problem with my Win XP system. A few days ago after a program conflict and system crash I had to reinstall my DSL utility program/drivers/modem etc...

The installation went well except that something seems to be running now in the background. I can log onto the Web, communicate and run all programs, but there is a regular tone annunciating (sounds like when a USB device connects) a bonging sound which occurs regularly.

Because I thought that there was some sort of conflict I clicked on "Add Hardware Wizard" and got the following message.

"Cannot run two device installations.
You can install only one device at a time, another device installation is underway, when it is finished you can try the Wizard again."

This seems to be the problem....the system apparently is hung up trying to install a device and never can complete that task.

Is there some simple way to stop this process? and in turn turn off the constant tone.

Thank you

Fred Gendler

A:Add Hardware Wizard locks up running in Win XP

Boot to safe mode and see if issue is still present. If the other device is not USB, then it should eventually install.

Also look in device manager and see if there are any bangs (? or !)

Post results.

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Hey y'all
I have a problem with my PC. Sometimes when I leave my computer on and leave it idle for a while and then come back to it the whole thing will be locked up. I can move the mouse around but as soon as I click something it will lock up and the time will be locked to the time when it had locked up. The whole thing basically locks up causing the green vista loading mouse circle to replace the pointer. The only way to shut it off is to hold down the power button for about 5seconds. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue? I'm boggled by this.

Specs are as follows:
Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz)
4Gb Ram
640 GB hard drive
Nvidia 9500GS
Windows Vista Premium 64 bit.

A:HP Pavilion running Vista locks up

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Dell 8250
Intel 3.06 GHz
1 Gb RAM
Windows XP SP3
NVidia GeForce 7600 GT
I do have a Windows XP Home Edition Reinstall disk

Over the last few weeks, my PC has been having fits running slow, locking up, 1 BSOD (KERNEL.STACK_INPAGE_ERROR), stuttering sound, windows getting locked, mouse pausing and freezing, etc. It frequently requires hard boots as it won't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. This happens in safe mode as well.

The CPU usage is often stuck at 100%, even with no applications running. I can't see any pattern to it. It can run fine for a few hours, then suddenly get stutter and lock up.

The only thing has changed recently is that a week or two before this started happening, the CMOS battery was giving error messages on reboots, so I replaced it. I have not been able to see anything wrong in the BIOS settings. Device Manager gives no errors.

I haven't seen any signs of malware, but just in case, I have attached the normal logs. I run ZoneAlarm Free and Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus scans have been negative. I also ran Lavasoft Ad-Aware, but it found nothing other than harmless cookies.

I have cleaned/vacuumed out the system (which I do regularly anyway). I removed and reseated all the cards and memory. I checked that all the fans were working.

I have run CleanUp! (also a normal thing on my routine maintenance). The disk is not fragmented. I removed what programs and autoruns I was sure about.

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A:PC running very slow, locks up, crashes


I think I put this in the wrong forum since it's looking more and more like a hard drive failure. I get several BSODs a day now, and the PC sometimes takes several attempts to reboot.

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Would it be a RAM or CPU issue causing an application lockup? When I run two online applications, one of them locks up. One uses 348 meg of memory [java Platform SE Binary] and the other uses 419 meg of memory [java].

The pc has 4gb of ram and 3 GHz cpu. Please advise.


A:Applications running java locks up.

A question about missing information, which version of JAVA are you running? You can go to java.com: Java + You and check if you have the latest. Also, what are the applications? Maybe someone else had the same problem.

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The last time this program would run to completion was last April.Now the screen freezes half way thru second test.
I formatted the hard drive last week--but still freezes.Using a GF6600gt with latest driver--also have had a "sync out of range " error.

A:Screen Locks while running 3dMark05

Have you overclocked anything?

Try running MemTest, if the RAM is in the least bit dodgy it'll lock up every time.

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My PC has a problem when running any kind of scan. (anti virus, spybot, super anti spyware...) When I have task manager open, I can see the cpu clog up at 100%. It also happens when I try to install programs. I have a Celeron processor with 2GB of Ram and tons of storage. I have attached a Hijack this log file if anyone can decypher it. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:16:53 PM, on 1/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:PC locks up when running any kind of scan

Hi scw and welcome to TSF

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

If your not sure how to disable them then double-check against the list found >>>HERE<<< This list is not all inclusive, if your programs are not listed and you are unsure then please ask before continuing.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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My laptop became infected with a virus that hid all my programs and causes many redirect problems while using the internet.I have Vipre security and Malwarebytes but while preforming scans my machine freezes.I ran the unhide and rescue procedures suggested by Vipre technicians and restored most of my programs however I still am having redirect problems and other little things that drive me nuts.How can I fix this????

A:my laptop locks up when running virus scans

Hello, can you run this and post the log?How to remove Google Redirects A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

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Recently IE8 keeps freezing up on my computer. When I go to processes in the task manager, I have multiple instances of "iexplore.exe" running. Most of the instances appear to be trying to connect to "a96-6-188-20.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com". The specific IP Address is:

Is this a virus, malware, etc.? I tried running malwarebytes and that came up empty.

Any thoughts?


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Please help with my computer problem. I am running windows vista on a laptop. Over the past few weeks our computer started having some issues with freezing up or locking up. There are a lot of not respondings too. I ran a hijack this if any of you guys can see any issues that I need to take care of. Thanks SOOO much for your help.CurtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\... Read more

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread We 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. No one is ignored here.I order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is ... Read more

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Been trying to help friend fix computer. has been running very slow constant lock up ands not respondings.this is a dell inspiron 1545 running vista 32 bit- SP2Speccy snapshot--- http://speccy.piriform.com/results/wx8ZkjyFHgKIvswhVHRqqtiWHAT I DID SO FAR:Got rid of a lot of unneeded startup processes on msconfig, clean off any noticeable junk. tweaked performance settings (such as adjusting visual effects).ran avg free in safe mode. found nothing infected. ran malwarebytes in safe mode, found nothing infected.ran spybot search and destroy in safe mode, found a few things, deleted all of them.ran defrag/optimize with Auslogics Disk Defrag, completed.ran hijack. saved log. did not do anything else with that.ran DDS saved logs.ran rkunhooker saved log.Thanks much, i'll be looking for your replyBob

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

hi,,,, am i lead to believe that you now think this is not a security issue hence you posted here, (if you do think its a security issue you need to post in the correct forum.) take a look in event viewer for more info related to the crashes,, also post back any info or error codes, also take a look in task manager to see if there are any processes that are using up all the CPU, post those back too, also look in device manager for any yellow triangles and red X's and lastly look in reliability monitor for info,,, click on any red X's in there and post back the info. hopefully its just a dodgy driver. to find all these just type in to search box in start menu.
good luck.

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I have miserably slow performance and notice that the cursor flashes upon typing (as if some kind of keystroke capturing is going on). Spybot Search and Destroy seems to be corrupt and malwarebytes hangs (even the clock hangs). I have followed the instructions in the Prep Guide and run ccleaner. I can't run the cd emulation disabler because this is a corp issued laptop, and I don't have the admin password. Here is the DDS Log. I have saved and zipped the attach.txt in case you request it. I notice that it shows Spyware Doc + AV which I thought had become corrupt as well. McAfee VirusScan is installed by my company. DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by awilliam at 11:26:04.51 on Thu 09/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3572.2455 [GMT -4:00]AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exesvc... Read more

A:PC sluggish, locks up when running Spybot S&D or Malware Bytes

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. No one is ignored here.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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Hi all,

As for my problem, title speaks for itself. Has anyone encounter this from the antivirus 2009 family? If so, how/did you get around it? Id like to get the computer in question fixed, as that nasty side effect filters internet search (like this site, for example). Although, that last symptom there is circumventable by using one of the many proxy sites around.

On that system, my progress is:

Managed to install malwarebytes anti-malware, although this was originally hampered by the problem im asking about!

Program when run locks up at 2200k mem usage. (spybot does the same thing)

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Ok got a problem that I think I knwo what is wrong, but I'm not sure. Looking for some confirmation on what I think. Or suggestions on what else if you disagree with my diagnosis.

Computer in question:
1 Ghz Duron
256 of some ddr ram
TNT 2 32 meg vid card

I get a call from this lady and she says her computer locks up while on the internet and then the screen goes blank. When she turns it off and back on nothing happens. If she tries it later it will turn on but when she's on the internet it happens again.
So thats the diagnosis she gave me.

Today after work I stopped by her house and used the computer for a bit. She is running WinXP Pro SP1. I checked her antivirus, it needed updating but the defs weren't real old. I then looked in the event viewer, it was clean, no warnings or anything, only the information messages.

So right now I'm thinking wtf? everything seems ok to me that would cause black screens. So I decide to fire up adaware (because I'm about to head out and thinking I might as well clean up the crap she's gotten from using IE while I'm here).

So while AdAware is dling its thing I decide to go to Windowsupdate.com and get some crap dling before I leave (she's on dialup). As those pages are loading up I decide to check her monitor connection just incase thats loose. As I reach back behind I touched her usb cable going to her printer.

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A:Video locks (with artifacts)/Monitor shuts off/System still running. Whats wrong?

One place to look for a shorting against the chassis, would be that thin metal plate that surrounds all the PS2/sound/USB/parallel etc. ports on the pack of the PC. This has some very small 'lips' that fit around each individual port. They could easily make a false contact.

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Hey guys,
First off, great forum, I've learned alot from this place.

Now, I have a problem I cant seem to solve or find in the archives.

My computer will just randomly lock up after being on the internet. Sometimes it happens after a few minutes, somtimes after 20. It can be really frustrating because it's so random. There doesn't seem to be a method to what's happeneing. I'll go to load a page or something and my computer will just freeze and have the hourglass turning constantly. When I go down to the taskbar it will turn back into the arrow, but I can't click anything. And I can't Ctl-alt-delete to get to the task manager, so I just have to unplug the computer.

It seems to come and go. There's no parrellel I can see in the sites or what I'm doing, they're not heavy pages or intense flash/video or anything. Just checking email and googling stuff and it just happens.

I've ran a norton virus check multiple times and turned up nothing... and I'm lost. Please help!

Here's my tech specs, if they'll help:
- Windows xp
- multiple browsers (tried out with explorer, firefox, opera)
- pentium 4 2.52ghz, 1gb ram, 120gb hd
- Adelphia cable internet through a cisco wireless cable router (I have another computer that I've plugged into the cable internet and never ran into the problem.. so I think it's gotta be something software or hardware related.)

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A:XP computer locks up, hourglass just keeps turning, have to unplug computer

forgot to mention it's Internet explorer 6.0 where the problem occurrs most (but it's happened in all browers, mozilla and opera too)

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My computer works fine if I keep typing or playing with the touchpad, but if I leave it go for longer than a few minutes without touching anything it locks up. It won't allow me to access programs, the start menu or anything and I am stuck with doing a forced shutdown. I originally thought it was a battery issue, but replacing that didn't help. I disabled the screen saver and the sleep/hibernation mode and it didn't help either. Any suggestions that you have would be appreciated. 

A:Computer Locks Up When Not Being Used

Please post the computer model next time. Have you tried safemode if the computer locks during the same duration or longer?Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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whenever I try to view a .wmv file my computer locks up. I can hear the audio from the file but the video doesnt move and I cant do anything. ctrl alt del doest even work.
I am running
win 2000 pro
amd 1.4
1024 ddr

A:WMV locks up my computer

What version of Windows Media Player are you running? And have you updated BOTH your audio and video drivers?

If by chance you are using WMP 9 AND you are using multiple monitors, there is a "fix" available.


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I just installed the Microsoft security updates(including sp2) and put in a graphics card(Radeon 9200 i know it's old but for $15 it wasn't a bad deal). Went to the HP website got the updates(they said to install before sp2) now here i am. The comp now periodically locks up, twice when i was opening up a game and today when i was using mozilla. It never happened before but now i'm a little worried since this computer needs to be reliable. When it locks up the cursor moves but Alt+tabbing doesn't work and neither does ctrl+alt+del i have to manually shutdown the comp with the power button. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If you need more info just ask.


P.S. i also get an error whenever i start up about directcd causing windows to become unstable but windows keeps it from starting.

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Ever since the 30th I have been having problems with my computer locking up. It becomes unresponsive and I have to force shutdown the system. This is the error information I have gotten.

Shut down unexpectedly
11/24/2009 4:24 PM
Report sent
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800231D038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x124_AuthenticAMD_PROCESSOR__UNKNOWN_PRV
Server information: 21ecc952-a8dd-458a-897d-05302e29aec5

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Here is the minidump file.

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I'm having problems with computer freezing when I multi task. Hitting the ctrl alt delete will bring it back. I have a compaq 64 bit with 512 mb. This only seems to happen when I'm using internet explorer. Any help will be appreciated. Could it be a bad ethernet causing lockups?
Thanks in advance,


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I just upgraded my mobo, ram, and processor.
AMD Athlon XP Barton 3200+ 2.1GHz
Asus (forgot the model)
Kingston 512MB RAM
120GB Maxtor
30GB Western Digital
ATI Radeon 9600 SE 128MB

My computer locks up every once in a while, so I downloaded Motherboard Monitor, it said my CPU was getting up to 140f so I bought a new heatsink and fan, now it runs at 90f idle, 100-105f in-game. Though my computer still locks up once in a while. So, I was installing Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault and as I was about to play it, it had to configure itself and it did and I went through it's settings seeing what I got and I clicked the SYSTEM tab in it's settings. It said my Video Card was a 256MB card.. could this be why my computer is locking up? The Asus board I have is said to have a auto-lockup/shutdown feature to protect the cpu and stuff from over-heating... so could this be why my computer is locking up? I went through the bios and the AGP Aperture Size was 128MB, I lowered it to 64MB and checked the MOHPA settings and it said my video card was a 192MB card.. should I lower it down to 32MB? (also is that the reason why my computer locked up, because my bios was overclocking my video card, then turned around and tried to protect itself)

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Take a step backwards,

1.CPU and FAN are they correct match?
2. Memory are they the same type, brand and speed? If you have two 256?
3. Put the 30GB as the master primary
4. Put the 12GB as the master secodary

1. How many case fans do you have?
2. Where did you place this case near?

You should have air coming into the case and then air blowing out of the case. Two or more fans here even go has big as 92mm as 80mm isn't enough. But for the front fan 80mm is okay. Since you running hot you have to keep it cool. Download a free program called Speedfan, that's what I use to keep an eye on things.

MOBO Phase 3
1. Clean the CMOS
2. Don't Overclock anything
3. Make sure that any onboard Video is disabled since you have a ATI AGP Card
4. Same for audio and network if it's onboard and your using cards instead.

Again don't do any overclocking until you have a stable running system within 48 hours as we use to call it burn-in test.

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Going nuts here, computer locks up after awhile of running with a long beep sound. I have an AMD 1.3 with a Biostar M7VIG board running 512 DIMM for ram, SB live sound card, Nvidia G4 440 vid card. Here is what I have tried already.
* Took sound card out of system and removed it from showing up in devices, also made sure drivers where all current. I only have 1 sound card to try but it worked fine in my old system.
* Tried a different HD, loaded win98, prob was there, then formated and loaded win2000 prob still there.
*Tried different memory, prob still there
*tried a different video card, prob still there, running G4-440 and tried a G2 that was working in my older system, prob still there.
* I have also downloaded the most current patches for all the hardware (sound card, vid card, HD) with win2000 have the most recent SP.
I hope you can give me some other option or things to check on, before I go out and buy something I dont need. I am to the point now that I am thinkin of running it into a tech shop. Plz help

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Just stumbled onto this thread as I've been going through the same problems. It's been a major headache too for the last 3 months trying to work out what's causing the problems.

So far I replaced the graphics card from ATI Radeon 9600 pro to the Radeon 9800XT and installed the latest Catalyst drivers 8.8.

Purchased an additional cooling fan for the graphics card and used silver compound to help cool the CPU (overall everything dropped by 10 degrees).

I've disabled the onboard sound card and replaced it with the Creative Audigy 2 ZS. Updated the drivers for this too.

Had 3 modules of ram and although vista only lets me use 2GB I've gone through using 1 module at a time and then using two, rotating between different ones (all the same brand).

Installed XP and then clean install of vista and vice versa many times.

Currently unplugged DVD and DVD writer to help with power consumption.

Overall I've run DOS based memory tests (ran for 4 hours straight) and no problems. Run full scan disk with no errors. It's been such a struggle to keep this stable and get exactly the same problems reported here. One thing I've just tried was changing the memory settings via the BIOS as I found on another forum, which is supposed to help things.

I will be trying some of the other software and tips mentioned here in order to help find the problems.

It is a very weird problem and I'm glad to find someone else is going through the same thing although If you're like me you wi... Read more

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hi how do i stop my computer locking when its left not used, i want to leave my computer running wile im doing something and when i leave it it locks after a wile and then i lose what im doing because its locked i just want it to stay on when i just move the mouse and it comes on the screen that im on and everything is still as it was

thanks for any help

A:computer locks when not used

Quote: Originally Posted by peire

hi how do i stop my computer locking when its left not used, i want to leave my computer running wile im doing something and when i leave it it locks after a wile and then i lose what im doing because its locked i just want it to stay on when i just move the mouse and it comes on the screen that im on and everything is still as it was

thanks for any help

Perhaps this will help..

Right click desktop, left clik on personalize.
Click screen saver bottom right corner.
If there is a tick in the "On resume display login screen" remove it.

And another thought;

You can do start, run netplwiz and remove the tick from "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"


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today I was on the net(youtube.com to be exact) All of the suddon IE8 locked up. It wouldent respond and I couldent close it. . Then NOTHING worked and I had to do hard shutdown. Im on IE8 in Vista premium. I got IE8 from windows update. Is there a problem here? everything works fine now, but why would thgat happen?

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Hello Nate,

It may have been a IE8 add-on that acted up on you. If it continues, then resetting IE8 may help.

Hope this helps,

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i was given an old windows xp desktop and every time i try to close anything my computer will lock up and ill have to restart for it to work again but even if i try to close something as simple as my browser my whole computer freezes and everything says not responding untill i restart again. when i press ctrl+alt+delete to bring up task manager it wont bring it up, the little icon shows in the system tray but nothing comes up on the screen i have to manually press the button for it to restart, going to start>restart wont work and simple things like add/remove programs will not open. ive tryed to restore it 4 different dates and each time it does the same thing.

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Ok this issue has been persistent for some time and I haven't made much headway.  Several months ago I decided to reinstall Star wars empires at way.  I had it saved on the computer as a image.  I downloaded Damon tools to mount it with.  After doing that when playing the game the computer would lockup, then I noticed that the computer would lockup when browsing the internet or even sitting idle.  I uninstalled both the game and damon tools, I did a quick restore which didn't help and then did a window repair which didn't help.  Now it hasn't locked up when idle for some time but locks up after 10-15 minutes of playing hero's of the storm.  I have updated all drivers and ruled out a overheating issue.  I ran stress tests on memory cpu and gpu and was not able to recreate the issue.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Computer specs
windows 8.1
8gb ram
mobo alienware aurora-r4
Radeon r9 200 series

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Make sure that you've done all these steps when uninstalling Daemon Tools.Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration):  New link (15 Aug 2012):  http://www.duplexsecure.com/downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).Alternate link:  http://www.disc-tools.com/download/sptdManual procedure here:  http://daemonpro-help.com/en/problems_and_solutions/registry_and_sptd_problems.htmlIf that doesn't help, then let the game lock up one more time. Then please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on Administrative Events- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here). 

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I am looking for a little advice on a Dell Studio 1440 that will start up normally then proceed to slow way down, free up, then eventually lock up for good.

I ran Malwarebytes, spybot S&D, SuperAnti-Spyware to remove whatever bugs it could find. (They did find some but did not fix the problem)

I pulled one stick of memory (2Gig) and left the other stick (1Gig) and that seemed to allow me to work for a longer period but eventually locked up.

Any thoughts as to what I should do next would be much appreciated.

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I forgot to mention that I cannot get on the internet in normal mode but can in safe mode.

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Hello, ive got a strange problem where my computer locks up, ive runned memtest86, Hot CPU Tester Pro, Seatools

none of theese programs found any errors

what happends is everytime i play a game like Half Life 2 or Silent Hunter 4 the pc locks up after some gameplay and i have to hard boot it, this came up recently the grafik fails completly, im playing on lowest settings but that doesnt seem to help
i recently bought a new Mobo, CPU, PSU, HDD, GFXCard,

System Specs:
Manufacturer: Biostar GF8100 M2+ TE
Power Supply: Rasurbo BP-XII 550W
Processor: AMD Athlon 7750 BE 2.7Ghz
Memory: 4080MB DDR2 667Mhz RAM
Hard Drive: Barracuda 7200 16MB 500GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT
Monitor: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo LSL 3260W
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3

All drivers are up to date except the Bios driver but thats not something major enough to cause the computer to freeze,
and its not a overheat problem, CPU never exceeds 70F GPU gets up to 130F

Please help, ive spent so much money on this tincan and its not working wich is very frustrating


(note to admins: if in wrong forum categori please dont remove, just move it to the right place)

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My PC recently developed this annoying habit of locking up, especially when I leave it idle. I can't even move my cursor, and I have to hit the reset button to get it running again. I decided to reformat my PC, but I ran into yet another problem: it locks up when I try to copy my files to my external hard drive or flash drive, even if the file is only 700 mb. I have over 100 GB worth of data that I need to back up, and I can't get any of it done because of the lock-up problem.

Does anyone know of a good way to back-up large files or to get rid of the lock up problem?

Here's what I've done so far:

Tried system restore. It won't even open.

Tried Windows' backup utility. Again, it doesn't want to work.

Cleaned up my registry with ccleaner and eusing

I uninstalled all programs that I installed in the past week.

I tried copying my files in safe mode. Didn't work.

I reset the registry permissions to their defaults

Checked event viewer:
In the application event viewer, I'm getting a lot of errors relating to AVG7 (event 100),though I already uninstalled it, Application Error (event 1000), Application Hang (event 1002) and MsiInstaller (11334). In the system event viewer, I got SideBySide errors (events 59 and 32). I honestly don't know what these mean, and the only things I'm vaguely familiar with are events 59 and 32 which apparently have something to do with c++ runtime libraries.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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A:Computer Locks Up

Scan for malware first...if system is clean, try to run chkdsk /r on the drive in question.FWIW: Loss of routine key system functions is often a sign of malware problems.http://www.symantec.com/security_response/...-070514-5200-99Check for overheating?Louis

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Hi, I recently noticed my computer to be locking up quite often at random intervals. It has happened when windows first loads up, while it's sitting idle, or under any program use. I am running an Compaq AMD Athalon 1.1Ghz, Windows ME, 128MB RAM, which is a fairly old system but still good for what I need.

I downloaded a memory diagnostic test, ran it for 3 passes, and there were no errors. I found that even when windows first boots up there is only about 10MB physical memory (RAM) free. I thought that could be causing the problem until 5 minutes ago when it locked up on me as I was typing this thread. I still had 10+MB free memory when it happened. Now I am really at a loss for what could be causing this. My mobo doesn't seem to have any thermo sensors on it so I can't check actual temp readings but the air blowing out seems fairly cool. System info says my core Voltage is 1.74 which is ok (I heard weird voltage readings could cause lock ups).

I have run adaware, spybot, and hijack this which fixed a few problems but nothing serious. I have also run Norton AV which reported no viruses. I have had Norton AV and Internet security installed for at least 4 months now but these problems only started this past week. I have not installed any new hardware or software recently either. I used "msconfig" to disable all startup programs and the computer still locked up.

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Make sure to update Windows and Internet Explorer at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel and double-click on the System icon. On the Performance tab click File System. Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then check Disable System Restore. Click OK. Click Yes, when you are prompted to restart Windows. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may enable System Restore again by following the same steps as above except you should uncheck Disable System Restore .

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be - but double check it):


Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:

GetRight - Adware (possible spyware)

Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\... Read more

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After I use the internet my computer locks up on me.

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what do you mean locks up on you? are you talking about freezing or it entirely kicks you out of the operating system?

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I own a Compaq Presario 5000. It uses an AMD athalon processor and an NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra video card. whenever i run a game, especificly games with better graphics, the computer crashes. when i contact compaq, they tell me the same thing "we don't support third party software blah blah". jerks. i'm pretty sure it has something to do with the hardware. please help me!

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Every so often my computer will completely lock up, so that the only way I can get it back is to hold the power button in for 10 seconds and reboot. Sometimes this will happen several times a day, even almost within minutes of each other, and sometimes it will go days without happening at all. It is very aggravating. How do I go about troubleshooting this problem? I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. This problem seems to happen more when I'm using Firefox with a lot of tabs open, or on websites that heavily use Flash. However, it also randomly happens at other times that don't seen to have any correlation with each other. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome as I am at a total loss on this one. The machine is custom built. I can post the specs, but this problem didn't show up until after the machine had been built and in use for at least a month.


Computer Specs
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz
RAM: 4GB Patriot Viper Extreme (2x2GB)
H/D: Intel 120GB SSD (Read: 450 MB/s, Write: 210 MB/s)
GPU: Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Optical: Samsung Blue-ray Drive (12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-/+R 48X CD-ROM)
PSU: 700W
O/S: Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit

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My computer locks up at random times. I am not sure what is causing it. It has just started occurring. I tried to restore to an earlier date and it still locks up.

It seems like a process turns on and causes it to lock up.

Below is the information about my system.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 979 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76206 MB, Free - 50719 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DW634
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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I like to play games on facebook and my computer recently started freezing or locking up when I play games like frontierville or zombie lane. Nothing gets it going except rebooting it. I even tried control alt delete and that wouldnt get it going. Any ideas what the problem is or what I can do to fix it???

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Hi and welcome.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.

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Interet explorer has started locking up my PC requiring me to turn it off and on again.

It usually happens when Ive been on the same page for a long period of time.

I have noticed something small that happens as a result that might be worth mentioning. When ZoneAlarm loads at startup it the program actually opens instead of just sitting in the system tray next to the clock, this only happens after IE locks up.

This has been happening since i previewed a video in Kazaa and it tried to open a web page in WMP9, causing WMP9 to crash and lock up my PC when I enter its properties/devices options. See this Thread: http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5707

This also caused the ZoneAlarm oddity, not that its a real problem but it is unusal and a result of the crash.

I have scanned my computer for viruses and nothing was found.

About Internet Explorer:

Version: 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422 -1633
Cipher Strength: 128 bit*
Product ID:55274 -644 -6214456 -23345
Update Versions:; SP1; Q832894; Q831167; Q867801;

McAfee VirusScan:

Version: *8.0

Engine Version: *4.3.20
DAT Version: *4.0.4382
DAT File Created: **28/07/2004

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