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Yoga 260 randomly hangs for a few seconds

Q: Yoga 260 randomly hangs for a few seconds

Hello,I have a very annoying problem with my 260 yoga. It randomly, but very often, happens that my screen freezes for a few seconds. But in the background the yoga works normally (for example while it hangs i press the start button and after a few seconds it stops to hang and the start menu is there. it opens it while the screen is frozen not after it !) This is very annoying while working with the laptop and makes it nearly impossible. the cursor hangs so often its terrible. What I already did:-clean installation of windows 10 (formatting the ssd and installation from usb drive)-newest drivers through the system update software-newest bios-i tried intel graphics drivers directly from intel as well. i tried to open the taskmanager and watch the tasks when it hangs but it doesnt hang when the taskmanager is open for sure.. In the lenovo solution center hardwarescan i have no problems.Once there was a problem with the short smart-selftest but i did the test again and the problem was gone. What can i do to solve this problem? Greetings

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Preferred Solution: Yoga 260 randomly hangs for a few seconds

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.)



I am facing this wiered problem that my PC hangs randomly for a few seconds (anything between 10-30) and then starts working normally.
During this time the CPU utilization goes upto 100% and the sound seems to get stuck.

I am attaching my HJT log.
Can someone please help me to fix it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:25:29 AM, on 1/27/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype\Toolbars\Skype C2C Service\c2c_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamView... Read more

A:PC hangs randomly for few seconds and then works normally

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
You are missing out on important Windows Updates.
Either Download: Windows XP Service Pack 3.

It would be best to download SP3 and burn it to a Cd [Cd-R]
Once installed - go to Windows updates - let it scan and install all needed updates.

Or turn on Automatic Updates.
How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows
Once the above has been done.
Download Security Check by screen317
Save it to your Desktop.

Double click the install icon.
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
Post the result of the scan here.

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I just got this laptop, it works fine except for the random hangs as I work. There is no actual freezing per say just that every now and again it seems  to hang for a few seconds but whatever I was doing continues in the background which leads me to believe that it is a possible display related issue.I have Windows 10 installed with all updates from Microsoft as well as Lenovo including the BIOS. I decided to try Linux (Ubuntu Mate 19.10) on it just in case but the issue persists. The below report is from inside Linux as that is what i am running at the moment while I do some work. System:    Host: littlelight Kernel: 5.3.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.1 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2            Distro: Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20F60097US v: ThinkPad X260 serial: <filter>            Mobo: LENOVO model: 20F60097US v: SDK0J40705 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: R02ET72W (1.45 )            date: 10/09/2019 Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 14.3 Wh condition: 18.0/23.2 Wh (78%) model: SONY 45N1111 status: Unknown            ID-2: BAT1 charge: 15.4 Wh condition: 20.4/23.5 Wh (87%) model: LGC 45N1127 status: Charging        &nbs... Read more

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So I have been having this problem for a few weeks now, the issue seems to come and go happening often sometimes and sometimes not at all for days. The computer will hang usually while gaming sometimes while at rest. I can move the mouse around and if I am logged into Ventrillo can still communicate over it. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't bring up task manager. I notice the hd light seems to be churning and then stays constant until I manually restart. If the manual restart works and it boots to Windows then the network card is usually off for some reason no lights at all and I have to disable/enable the local area connection one or two times to get it going again...strange? Then after restart sometimes the computer hangs at XP loading screen indefinitely or gives me a BSOD. And most recently it has been hanging before POST, or telling me to insert a bootable device. I am guessing this could be hdd issues, or RAM? I know some troubleshooting steps I could do just dont know what order I should prioritize those steps. So all kinds of stuff going down I really can't pinpoint what to do first. There are no unknown devices in the device manager. Updated drivers to the best of my knowledge.

WinXP Pro SP3 all recent updates
XFX GeForce 8200 MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Geforce 7600 GS
DDR PC2-5300 (333mhz) 1gb x 2
Silencer 500EPS12v

Any troubleshooting ideas or help would be greatly appreciated thank you for your time

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Pretty much the title here. Except sometimes it will work just fine if I'm not doing too much. The startup also hangs after the splash logo to the login screen for about 10 seconds. In build 7000, there was no lag at all. Any ideas? Driver suggestions? Not sure....


A:RC hangs ~every 4 seconds for about 2-3 seconds

Hello Iceman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may just have a corrupted or bad installation. You might try a clean install to see if it will run better for you this time around.


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over the last few months my PC always hangs for a second or two just after the desktop has loaded. It does the same about 30 seconds later. The hard disk light remains lit when this happens, and pc operations stop for a second or two. Its not vital to solve this, but it can be a little annoyiong. Spykiller.exe program has been uninstalled, could it be that?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 08:15:21, on 24/05/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\InstantCDDVD\InstantWrite\iwctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real... Read more

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When starting a new IE 7 session it seems like IE will often decide it needs to take a timeout where it completely hangs. It's non-responsive during that time and although I can use the mouse, nothing else on the computer will respond. I do know IE is causing the problem because task manager process list shows IE at almost 100% CPU usage and the highest memory usage.

After 10-20 seconds, IE decides to play and the computer works fine again. This problem happens intermittently on my laptop, my desktop and my work machines. The one thing they all have in common is IE7.

Is anyone else seeing this problem and does anyone know if IE8 is also doing this?

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Hey all, first time poster.

It's hard to explain what's happening, but my PC hangs up, freezes so to speak, for a split second every 5-30 seconds, making it hard to type, and impossible to play games.

It's just visual, sound is not affected..

This came out of nowhere about a week ago and got worse..

Updated my video card drivers today, didn't fix it.

Ran several virus/malware/adware scans, didn't fix it.

Nothing is running in the background except what is needed.

I defragmented also, to no avail.

Will post DxDiag, please help!

System Information
Time of this report: 10/6/2009, 17:24:55
Machine name: IAN-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista? Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3582MB RAM
Page File: 1808MB used, 5585MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
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A:PC 'hangs up' every 5 seconds or so

Welcome to TSF. Can you provide your Power Supply make and model? Also your Motherboard make and version. You may have to open up your case to view.

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Hi everyone,

I came into work this morning and found my computer acting a bit funny. The computer seems to freeze for about 3 seconds every 10 seconds or so, with no response from keyboard or mouse. Also, any programs looking for system information (system properties) is running very slow.

My computer was recently infected with the Vundo trojan and i got rid of it by using malwarebytes's software, which i have ran again along with mcafee and both came up clean.

I am running XP professional SP3, on a AMD64 3000+ with 1.5 gb of RAM.

Any thoughts on what is causing my problems? Thanks in advance!


A:System hangs every 10 seconds!

hi, as your system has been infected with a very destructive Malware, you will need to post a log in security section. What i believe is that there are still files left from this infection.
In the meantine before your pc crashes or freezes, press ctrl+alt+del then go to processes, do you see any using alot of memory and cpu usage, if so end it.

Try accessing safemode, power on pc then click on safe mode, this will give us a better understanding of what might be causing this problem, because safemode loads less processes and programs. Crashes can also mean corrupt system files, this can be repaired by clicking start then run and type
sfc /scannow. Then insert your xp disk and click retry, this will scan all system files making sure that they are all accurate.

Other thing you can check for is overheat, take all cables out from the pc, then clean the fan using a brush or air canister, and close case back.
click start, then run and type cmd
type chkdsk C: /r
The c will be replaced with your localdisk.
Lastly, click start then run and type msconfig
click on start up tab, uncheck everything and restart machine.

By the way this problem how long ago did it occur? i have seen posts where SP3 has provided this issue, maybe uninstalling this might come to your aid.

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Everytime I open a new IE window the computer freezes for 1 to 2 seconds. I can move cursor but when I click on something nothing happens until the time is past. Any help is very much appreciated. This is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:33:06, on 2008-03-20
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Data Management Server 5\Server\Webserver\Connectivity.EDMWS.Server.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\ArcNameService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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This is really annoying and makes the computer useless for watching movies or playing games and it is also really annoying when I try to program or go on the internet too.

I found a trojan and a backdoor right now while scanning with ewido antispyware free and I hope that will help but if you see other problems that would be useful please help this is my last resort before I reformat my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:30:25 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Sprint\Sprint PCS Connection Manager\OSCMUtilityService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\TO... Read more

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When I click on a menu item or icon my system will hang up for 20-30 seconds. Sometimes it simply goes to sleep (Rip Van Winkle) and I have to perform a reset. How do I diagose and fix this problem?

A:System hangs for 20-30 seconds

run the infection link in my sig

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and stays hung for about 52 seconds, then unhangs for 52 seconds, then hangs for 52 seconds, then....

I am running an older Compaq desktop with a Pentium III processor, and a 30 GB hard drive (approx. 11 GB free). The system has 256k RAM.

It is running Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301_1519). It also has Norton Internet Security 2004 (v7.0.6.17) and Norton Antivirus ( with current virus definitions.

Sometime in mid-September, my husband (who uses this machine, not me) complained that the machine was hanging on a regular basis. He bought and installed System Mechanic 5 from ioio. (No other new software or hardware was installed immediately prior to the appearance of the problem.)He found a number of problems, cleaned them up, defragged the disk, but the hanging problem remained..

He asked me for my help several days ago, and using the information gleaned from this site, we've downloaded and run the Ewido 3.5 scan (and fix - both free), and then Xoftspy v4.16. I purchased a registration key for Xoftspy, and we've run the fix utility from that, cleaning up the threats, but the hanging problem remains.

I'm attaching a log that was created tonight from Hijackthis v1.99.1 in the hopes that you can save us from this problem! I have better things to do than struggle with this...

Please restore marital harmony! Find this nasty bug!

A terabyte of thanks in advance for your help.

A:System hangs every 52 seconds.

here's his log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:25:33 PM, on 10/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus 3.2\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus 3.2\J2GTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Hi there,
Um...this little problem is killing me. Everytime I click on a link or on a tab in firefox it hangs for like 2 seconds...and then everything is normal. Doesnt really seem like a big problem except that its getting on my nerves.

A:Firefox hangs for 2 seconds

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I know all about the Vista copying files problems, and out of memory errors. This is not that. Although it could be Vista bad memory allocation stuff.

I have a quad core QX6700, 4 gig of memory system running Vista Ultimate. 2 IDE drives, 1 raid drive set with 3 SATA drives.

I am using robocopy, since explorer copy of alot of files is broken.

And sometimes, for no reason, the copys stop, like suspends, normal window stuff shows a spinning icon, Resource manager shows virtually no Disk I/o or CPU for 30-180 seconds. Then it all just picks up where it left off like nothing was wrong until it does it again a few minutes later.

I have seen it even when not copying files, like when I open the C: drive or a few times when I was in Office 2007, it just stopped eching my typing for 60+ seconds, then picked up where it left off. So, I don't think it is the Disk I/O

Obviously, this is not acceptable. Anyone know what is going on?

A:Vista hangs for 30-180 seconds

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ok here it goes...

at first my pc just ran well, it started when i cleaned my components, removed almost all the devices on the motherboard except for the processor because i don't have a thermal paste. so after i've cleaned it and returned the components to it's proper places, i boot it on and to my surprise my system started to lag. even on my login screen. i tried scrolling the mouse on a random location of the screen but i have noticed that the mouse stop maybe a millisecond and then returned back.

so i tried to time when it lags and according to my tests, it lags around 7 seconds. i have already removing and plugging in the components of my pc but still it happens.

can anyone help me and thank you!

more power to all of us and to techspot.com

A:Pc lags or hangs around every 7 seconds

how long have you had that computer? If it is about a year old, the HD could just need to be defragmented. If that doesn't work, try stopping a few of your startup drivers or just push CTRL+ALT+DELETE and stop a few unnecessary drivers from running. If it still lags, you could have inadvertently rubbed off some of the protective covering on whatever you cleaned, so look for anything that looks stripped.

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I have a very irritating problem. Vista 32 bit Home Premium hangs for about 10-15 seconds after boot, just like in this old thread - http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/709987-vista-hangs-about-10-seconds.html. And sometimes Windows Audio Service does not want to load because of it, and some icons in tray too.

I have tried EVERYTHING. I have disabled crap using msconfig.exe and services.msc. My Vista is as clean as possible. No spyware, viruses.*I have updated every hardware in my HP Pavillion dv5 1070ew and even BIOS.

I think it started in January, after some updates.
Can You help me?

A:vista hangs for about 10-15 seconds after boot...

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Dell Laptop M1730, OS Vista Ultimate.
OS Loads fully at start up all programs also load, but laptop then freezes for 30 seconds, then alls fine.
Have tried registry booster, and antivirus/malware scans all clear.
CPU hits 50/70 at this point, then alls ok.

A:Laptop hangs for 30 seconds after start up?

You might want to run "msconfig" in the run box. Then run in diagnosis mode. Reboot and see if it hangs.
If it doesn't, then run msconfig again, put it back to your normal startup, and disable the item in the startup tab.
Reboot, and if its good, the start enabling things in the startup tab, couple at a time and rebooting, till you get a hang.

It sounds like somethings not running right, and may need to be reinstalled/fixed.

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When i turn on my laptop everything loads (as far as stuff in the system tray goes) and then it will hang for about 10-15 seconds where i cant click anything and i am wondering how i can go about figuring out what it is thats causing the hang... the internet is already connected, the anti virus is already loaded so i am really not sure whats causing this hang that happens at the same point every time the computer is turned on, anyone know what it is or how i can go about figuring it out myself?

A:vista hangs for about 10 seconds after boot..

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I can't tell you when it started happening because it's slowly been getting worse and worse for a over a year. 
First off, here are a few specifications:
I am Running Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit.
My Parts are: 
ASUS Z97 Sabertooth Mark I (Motherboard)
Intel i7 4790K (cpu)
(Asus) Nvidea GTX 750 1 GB GDDR5 (gpu)
I am unaware of what my PSU is, but It's made by Corsair, is 80+ Bronze, and is 3.5 years old.
G.Skill Sniper Series 2x4GB RAM 1600
Kingston 120 GB SSD (Currently 90% Capacity w/Operating System)
Please Note that I have also done malware scans using both AVAST and Malwarebytes and using a Kaspersky Labs Anti-Rootkit Scanner, all coming up clean. So let's assume the problem sisn't a virus 
My problem starts right from the login screen, not in the BIOS or Boot Process. What happens is, there is a light on the front of the computer, I am unaware of what the light is signalling specifically, but generally it flashed often when processing is occurring. Every 30-90 seconds my computer will hang, disallowing any program to load anything into memory. anything currently in memory can be modified. The problem usually lasts about 10 seconds but has been increasing over time. 
Along with this has been a general slow-down of the computer. Decreasing in general speed over time as well. During some games I've tried playing on it, the effect grows massively worse. In Planetside 2, every 5-7 seconds, the game will skip up t... Read more

A:Windows hangs every couple seconds

Lets assume you have no viruses firstly.
Try freeing up some Space on the SSD as 10% free is what we call the Mininum  so try and increase it as much as possible.
Remove unused Programs / Old Restore Points / Temp Files / Do a Disk Cleanup Also { R/C Drive - Properties - Disk Cleanup }.
Any personal files / Pics / Videos / etc ...offload to an External Drive.
See if that the above helps : if not try 1 x stick ram as a test to see if it still lags.
Post back any results.

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Recently my USB drive that i have been using all this while hangs at 5 seconds to completion. I have to wait more than a minute for it to finish. I also tried cancelling the copying of the file and this will also take a minute or two to cancel. However after cancellation, the file surprisingly is successfully copied onto the USB drive.

I've googled everywhere for a solution but I couldn't get it to work. The USB drive is in NTFS format. I also tried installing KB976972 hotfix but it wasn't succesfull as i am not using an nVIDIA Chipset. I also updated all USB drivers from my laptop manufacturers website but the problem still occurs.

Is it a sign of a dieing drive?

A:USB transfer hangs at 5 seconds to completion

I've noticed the count-down timer is rarely accurate, especially with big files, >100MB. I have copied HD videos files over 2GB and the time says 100%, but hangs at that for 10-30 seconds before it is done.

You can run a disk check on it though. With it connected, open Computer, right click the drive, then Properties/Tools/Check Now. In the pop up check both boxes then start. It can take a long time to finish.

You can try this too...
Try this too, download this: CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World and open the program and follow the steps in this snip.


This may give you a little bit of time, but the drive should be replaced soon.

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Dell Inspiron 3531 running Windows 10 Home 64-bit (free upgrade from 8.1)Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4.00 GB RAMIntel HD Graphics
For a few days now, I have noticed that my laptop hangs for about 5-10 seconds at a time. If any audio/video was playing, that freezes; the cursor freezes, etc. This happens multiple times in an hour.
At the time of the freeze, I haven't been playing games, playing large video/audio files, etc.- just regular browsing and some Word files for homework.
I have updated all my drivers- including the display driver- and checked the Event Viewer for errors. For some of the occurences, it tells me the display driver crashed; for most of them it says nothing. (Seeing as I updated my display driver, I'm not sure why this is happening.) It's a problem that I could technically just ignore and deal with, seeing as it unfreezes in a few seconds, but the underlying cause might be bigger than that and I'd like to know what's going on.
Feel free to ask me for more information; I will provide is as best as I can.
EDIT: Just happened again and I got a notification in the action center: "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered." The screen had gone black for a second and reappeared.

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Hi there,

I run Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 on my computer.

My computer acts weird after I have been using it for an hour or two or sometimes even in 15 minutes.

It starts freezes for 3 seconds. Then is fine for another 1 second before it freezes again for another 3 seconds. And it keeps doing this irregardless of what programs I close.

How can I find out what is causing the computer to freeze?

Please help.

Thank you.

A:Computer hangs for 3 seconds intervals

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Hi all
The issue I'm having is with Google's Chrome Browser ver: 42.0.2311.135 m hanging when I open it. After clicking the icon in the task bar it'll take about 5 seconds for a blank white window to appear. This window will remain blank for the next 30 seconds before the tab head, address bar and bookmarks toolbar appear and then after another 10 seconds my homepage with the Google Australia logo, search box and buttons (speed dial links or whatever google likes to call them) will load up and then Chrome will be ready to run. Occasionally before the Google homepage has loaded but after the address bar has loaded Chrome will give me a popup with unresponsive tab and the options to kill or wait, I simply click wait and eventually my homepage loads as described above.
I first noticed the issue about 5 weeks ago. To try and fix it I've tried signing out of google chrome, removing my account, resetting Chrome to its default settings all to no avail. Finally I  downloaded the official Google offline installer for Chrome and removed Chrome completely with revo uninstaller portable set to the highest scan settings deleting everything it found. After that I opened CCleaner and ran a disk cleanup followed by a registry scan deleting everything found (only 2 registry entries not related to chrome were found). Then I rebooted my computer and ran through another disk cleanup and registry scan in CCleaner for good measure before re-installing Chrome using the ... Read more

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I bought this X1 Carbon 6th last month and used for a week. The problem is sometimes it stops responding for 1-2 seconds. Can't move mouse or type or do any other operations. It is like the screen is frozen. After 1-2 seconds it gets right and the operations are executed. And then it hangs for another 1-2 seconds. So it hang, get right, hang, get right...That period could last for 5-15 mins. If you restart it or log out or just use Ctrl+Alt+Delete, it gets right. This happened almost everyday. When I wirte this post, it happened. I have to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to stop it. I checked the task manager during hang events. Everything is good. No high occupation. Configeration: i5 8350, 16G, 512G, Win 10, 2K screen. Anyone had the same experience? Thank you.

A:X1 Carbon 6th gen hangs for a few seconds occasionally

It could be any application causing high CPU or disk activity, but because this is a new computer, I would probably start by checking Windows Update, because sometimes, even though the system is new, it can be working on receiving and installing updates in the background and cause momentary freezes.    Many Windows Updates are cumulative, so depending on what build was installed when your laptop was built, you may have to go through many update cycles to get all the updates installed.  To check for updates, click Start, type Update in the search box, and select "check for updates" from the search results, and remember that you may have to go through several updates and reboot cycles to get up to date. Best of luck,   

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When turning my W7 Pro x64 desktop on in the morning I see:

1. The "Starting Windows" screen with the (c) Microsoft Corporation notice

2. then the screen goes black for about 60 seconds and I only see the cursor (I can move it)

3. then it asks me for my username and password

The funny thing is it wasn't like that a few weeks ago. It just went faster. I cannot think of anything I did (install new software, maybe left a CD or USB stick, etc.). I didn't change or add anything. Is there any way to see a log of what happens when booting? I tried Event Viewer but I'm not that familiar with it and I couln't see anything wrong.

My OS is on the C drive. My data is on the D drive. My C drive is a 128 GB SSD. The used space is 93.5 GB but it doens't add up. I have Bitdefender antivirus (the paid version) so I'm pretty sure my system is 'clean'. The D drive still has 185 GB free space.

A:Windows 7 hangs 60 seconds when booting

Hello and welcome Dragon you might just try these mate as my Kaspersky does not pick up everything like any other AV


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2



Meant to add you might like this too Optimize Windows 7


ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

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I am new to these forums. Recently I have had problems when trying to use internet explorer. When I open internet explorer it hangs after a few seconds and then I will have to end the program because it is not responding. Coincidently, AOL Instant Messenger also does the same thing when I try to open it. I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and I am able to access the internet using that program. In addition, I created a new user account and internet explorer does work on that account. I do not think this program is related to spyware. I have ran numerous HJT logs and I have ran many other tests. I have previously had spyware on my computer and internet explorer was never affected by it. When I go into my event viewer I see a lot of errors logged. Thanks for the help. Any suggestions are appreciated.


A:Internet Explorer hangs after 5 seconds

What kindof errors are in your events log?

Also, have you downloaded and installed any Windows Updates relating to IE lately?

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Hello Forums,

Well, I have a Dell XPS, i5 core 3350. 8GB/1TB, no SSD, XFX Radeon 7750 2GB. Thermaltake 600W PSU, wire tuck & loom, extra case fan. OS is Windows x64 8.1 Home Edition. IBM Model M keyboard, Dell mouse, HP OfficeJet. No other devices.

About three months ago I began having issues where the PC would completely refuse to shut down unless I did a hard power down with the power button. Eventually last month after one such episode it started this routine of hanging/freezing either at the login screen or would let me get to desktop and freeze within 60 seconds of desktop.

When it "freezes" I can still move the mouse around, but nothing is clickable.

Called Dell tech support, was advised to go into safe mode and delete the "prefetch" and "temp" folders' contents. Did so. Also disabled everything in startup under task manager that was not related to Windows.

Restarted PC. It worked! I was able to log in. As an aside, after doing that, it began reliably shutting down every time, and also booted up way faster after shutdowns (was taking 3-4 minutes, now it took less than 30 sec.)

Okay, so 2 nights ago I noticed it froze again on a shutdown. Right before that, I had a "display driver has stopped responding" error. Turned power off at the switch. On restart, the following things happened:
- Windows booted up but said it was installing updates
- It got to 30% and said Restarting...
- It restarted to login screen

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I recently re-formatted my hard-drive and re-installed windows 7. There were some problems, so I did it again. Both times I've had this issue...

When I turn on my laptop and windows 7 boots up everything's fine up until I type in my password to log in. The 'welcome' screen stays there for nearly a good 15 seconds, when before it would only be there for about a second at most. If I log out and log back in again the welcome screen only stays there for about a second again, so this is a problem with only the first time logging in.

I've googled this a little bit and I don't have a solid colour background at all.

I'm going to try disabling all startup services and programs to see if one of those is the problem but while I do this I'd like to know if anyone would know how to solve this slightly annoying problem. ( EDIT: The problem still stands with all services and programs disabled)

Thanks to everybody in advance! All help is greatly appreciated!

A:'Welcome' screen after entering password hangs for 15 seconds

Once the screen finally loads after the 15 sec delay, do you have Disk errors in the 'system' Event Logs?

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I do not know what's causing this and I've been getting it for some time now. I'll try to describe the problem as best I can. First, the mouse kinda hangs every 5 seconds then I try to shutdown or restart, then BSOD appears.

I have attached the Dump/System file collection folder but I am not able to do a system health report successfully. It always gives me an error message even though the service related to that is started already.(
The wait for the report generation tool to finish has timed out.)

Is Windows 7 . . . - x64 - Windows 7 Home Premium - OEM - What is the age of system (hardware)? Just bought it December 2011 - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) OEM, no

A:BSOD after trying to restart because mouse hangs every 5-10 seconds.

The crashdumps are kinda all over the place, but I do notice a general pattern in that they deal with USB. I cannot ascertain what the exact cause is however.

Sifting through some general data in them, I can at least provide some suspects. First off, your USB3 driver (Fresco Logic xHCI (USB3) Device Driver) is rather out of date (Feb 2011). In addition, the same goes for your Atheros Bluetooth Driver. These both were involved in a number of your crashdumps, so in general you will want to look into updating all of your motherboard drivers, as well as your BIOS. To add, I found AiCharger present in one of the faulting IRPs. This is a rather gimmicky motherboard utility that is supposed to improve the trickle charge on your USB devices. Rather, it - as well as any other motherboard utility software - often comes with many bugs and not worth having on your system. Your best option is to sift through your Programs and Features and find any software related to your motherboard and uninstall it. Keep your drivers of course.

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Hey guys...a couple of issues:

1. IE won't allow me to change the homepage.

2. Firefox launches okay and then freezes for approx. 30 seconds before you can use it

Here's my HIJackThis log...and ThANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!! You guys are awesome!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:54:14 AM, on 2/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
D:\Troy's Files\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: CDownCom Class - {031B6D43-CBC4-46A5-8E46-CF8B407C1A33} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Ac... Read more

A:Can't change Homepage in IE, Firefox hangs for 30 seconds on launch

Welcome to TSF.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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My computer just started hanging the other day within a few seconds of when I login. By that I mean it just freezes. I can't move the mouse and the keyboard is unresponsive. No error messages are displayed, it just freezes. I have to powercycle the box and then it happens again.

I have been able to get the computer to run in safe mode, but when I run it in safe mode with networking it also hangs. I have tried disabling all the network devices from the control panel/system/hardware/device manager. But I have the same problem.

I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it found a few tracking cookies which I deleted and then I ran a full scan it came up clean. I tried running Norton while in Safe Mode, but after a few minutes the system again hung.

I followed the 5 step virus removal instructions and have included the logs below.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7622

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/8/2011 9:49:32 PM
mbam-log-2011-12-08 (21-49-32).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 246364
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 16 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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A:Sytems hangs within a few seconds of start up, nothing in logs files and no errors

One thing I forgot to mention. To the best of my knowledge no new software was installed and I have not made any hardware or system configuration changes recently.

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few days ago my antivirus was not upto dated,so i experienced trouble on opening my hard drives on left click rather the drives were opening on right click.Then I subscribed Macafee total security on online.After full scan & defragmenting the trouble was as it was & another problem arise now, as I want to open mycomputer from the desktop the mycomputer window opens but it hangs for 5 to 6 seconds then it works normally.Now due to the Tech support Forum the first problem is solved, a lot of thanks to your forum.Please send me your valuable tips to fix my recent problem of mycomputer hanging for few second on startup& on refreshing.

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Hello guys,

my problem as follows:

I start the PC, as soon as I see my desktop the PC kind of "hangs" for 5-10 seconds, nothing is happening, task manager reports NO CPU/HDD usage and then it continues to load the normal start up programs, display color correction files etc. I took a look into the event log and it says something about it missing drivers, but I have no idea what the devices are. Maybe you guys can help me out? I appreciate any tip! Thank you!

My event log is in the attachment, here are some screenshots:

I really wished I knew these cryptic names.

Thanks in advance guys!

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Recently, I switched ISPs from Fios to Comcast and I've been having more consistent issues with my internet on a wired connection. On Fios, the internet was completely stable, but with Comcast the internet randomly drops for a few seconds at a time. It can be fine for hours, then go out 5 times in the next 10 minutes. Just to be clear, when I say the internet drops, all of the lights on the router remain lit indicating the connection is fine, but my computer loses the connection.

With that being said, I'm not sure if it's directly related to switching ISPs. A comcast tech has said that signal levels are fine and the wiring shouldn't be an issue either.

Also, I haven't been able to confirm this, but the issue might be isolated to the computer that is on a wired connection. I can't seem to recall having any issues on devices connected via Wifi. Basically, the connection might be perfectly fine, but something may have happened on my computer recently that has caused these issues. However, I've ran scans to check for viruses, but they have all came back clean.

Are there any troubleshooting steps I can take to narrow down the specific cause of this issue.

A:Internet randomly drops for a few seconds.

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ive been trying to fix this issue for months! I know freezing issues can be hard to pinpoint but just ask any question and ill answer promptly. now about the issue. when im browsing the internet just randomly doing watever, my computer will freeze. the freezing doesnt last long but its repeative. I want to say it happens when my mouse cursor is supposed to change into into a diffrent icon, like from pointer to hand. but that is not always the case. when a freeze finishes, my mouse cursor will stay the same as it would have been just before the freeze started. like lets say i mouse on over to one of my applications, and it freezes, it will beome stuck as the hand icon. sometimes they appear with strange multicolor apperance. it will not freeze if i am not doing anything like if im watching a movie, and if i have had no freezing spells on any current session, i can also play games just fine. but as soon as i get a freeze, my gaming performance is cut in half, maybe more. its been like this for a long time now and its pissing me off! HELP

A:computer freezes for 5 seconds randomly!

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I have a 3 week old computer that randomly freezes. The cursor locks up, I'm unable to do anything until it "releases" and starts working again. I've never had this problem on any other machine.

I have Norton Antivirus 2006, Spysweeper, Spybot, and AdAware. I have run all of them and don't detect any problems.

Can anyone suggest what I should do to fix this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


A:Computer randomly freezes for 5-10 seconds!! Help!

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Greetings All,
For the past few days my computer's performance has been pretty horrible; the instability is constant no matter what. The lag is usually 1-3 seconds but sometimes i've lagged in games for about 10 seconds sometimes. Even on the lowest settings possible on games that dont require much power. Allow me to list the things i've noticed and done to resolve this myself (not necessarily in order).
1. Ran full system scan with norton 360, combofix, & malwarebytes, not much of anything found.
2. Started system in safe boot, noticed the freezing and lag was still on-going.
3. Updated Intel & nvidia drivers to latest version
4. Disabled most of non-windows essential start-up programs.
5. Observed CPU temperature does not go above 45 C, even while gaming. Stays around 35 C when idle.
6. Blew all dust out of PC, off all devices & fans.
7. Ran registry cleaner of Norton
8. Defraggler says my main HDD with everything installed only has 6% fragmentation and is in good health status.
9. Cleaned all temp files and installed latest win 7 updates
10. Noticed spikes and dips in Disk's resource management.
11. Usually the CPU drops to 0% activity, even when running chrome and background programs & games, but sometimes it will jump to 100% or something ridiculously high randomly. Both cause system to freeze.
Here are my specs below:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 
Intel® Core™ i5 CPU         760  @ 2... Read more

A:CPU spiking up & down randomly; freeze 1-10 seconds.

Hi there!
Here's couple of things I would like you to do:
- Press win+r, type in eventvwr and press enter. In Event Viewer I'd like you to expand "Windows logs" tree >> right click on an Application log >> choose Save all events as >> application.evtx . I also would like you to do same thing with the System log and save it as system.evtx, then .zip both of these files and upload them somewhere so I can inspect them.
- To make sure everything is ok with the HDD, download & install Passmark DiskCheckup and paste a screenshot from this application from the SMART Info tab.
- Clear CMOS with the jumper on a motherboard (please consult the manual of your motherboard for detailed instruction on how to do that)
- See if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your motherboard and install them (but clear CMOS before you do that, do an upgrade, and then reset CMOS again) [consult your motherboard manual for the instruction for BIOS/UEFI upgrade]..
Totally on the side, think of the circumstances when it all started happening, I mean if the problem came all of the sudden or if there was anything unusual before it.

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I am currently having some issues with my PC this last week. Recently when I load up everything starts like normal. But then after a few minutes I will get CPU spikes and random lock ups or stuttering with mouse and keyboard that last 2-10 seconds. It tends to be just in general and nothing in particual is triggering it. but it comes and goes. Sometimes not for an hour or two. I've done a full virus scan and everything seems fine on that end. And I have checked my driver none seem to need an update so I am kinda at a lose. any help would be welcome. 
PC Specs.
Windows 8.1
AMD FX 8350 8 Core Vishera 4.0ghz
R9 280X 3g
16g Ram
750cw Corsair PSU
Also because I thought it might have to do with the HDDs I took a screenshot of both my drives using DiskCheckup.

A:CPu spiking to 80-100% randomly. PC Locking up for 2-10 seconds.

 Sometimes this can be caused by paging, but since you have 16 GB of RAM, that seems unlikely.  I'm wondering if maybe you have some sectors on your C: drive that are going bad.  I'd run a disk check to see.  Start File Manager and right-click C:, then click Properties.  Then click the Tools tab and click Check.  Note that this can run several minutes.
 Good luck.

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Lately I have been having major problems with my other computer as it started to freeze constantly and keep messing up then ended up just somehow frying itself, I got a new one and it has been freezing for a few seconds at a time usually when i'm using chrome (it's happened about 6 times so far) and i'm really scared that this might be a messed up PC too, I recently read this thread: Random Freezing and I was wondering if I could post my error log or whatever here too and someone can check it for me and tell me what program is doing it?

EDIT: If possible could my post be moved here: General Support - Windows 8 Forums I wasn't aware of that section at first for some reason.

A:Computer randomly freezes for a few seconds

Try A windows update. & see if it helps. this maybe caused by invasion of bugs by installed third-party programs & malware. so also download the microsoft's malicious software removal tool to perfectly scan for virus & malware. Hope this Helps.

Free Malware Removal Tool | Anti-Malware Scan Software

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So, most of the time my ping (to my ISPs server) is ~15ms, when I upload/download it changes etc., but, I've noticed that when I use the internet I get disconnection spikes (highly noticable when playing League of Legends or doing anything that needs a constant connection). These disconnection spikes happen more frequently when there's an active connection (something's being downloaded/uploaded, eg. a game running).

I have figured out it isn't any of the routers causing the issue with tracert and pinging. (I pinged the first router, the 2nd and then only the IP to my ISP started having issues.)

This didn't always happen, but it does happen on WinXP and Win8 and my Android tablet.

Any tips? (And I know I should contact my ISP, but I like knowing how to deal with stuff myself.)

Thanks. :]

A:ISP drops connection randomly for a few seconds

Also posting a pic of my ping log.

(1 pix = 1 sec, the timeouts are 1 sec too, pinging my ISP directly)
The spikes upwards are disconnections.

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I am running Vista 64 bit, with IE 8, have all the updates for all windows programs, use Norton Internet Security, witht the firewall disabled, and Comodo Firewall. I'm on a wired connection through RoadRunner, using their modem, a Motorola surfboard SB5120.
Here is the result of ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DUFFY
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : tampabay.rr.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : QHH.LOCAL
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-84-1A-F8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tampabay.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-BA-27-D2-DE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Internet disconnects randomly for a few seconds

Hello,This is related to your HiJack This topic posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/235882/internet-connection-keeps-going-down/ to which you should be receiving a response in another couple days or so.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Once you have been declared clean by the HJT Team and if you are still experiencing issues with this, then send a Private Message to a moderator to reopen this topic.Orange Blossom

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i got a new motherboard its a asus p4p800x and my computer randomly shuts down after around 30ish or so seconds for no reason im curious what could cause such a problem it does it in bios/windows or any activity you do.

my full computer specs are

p4p800x motherboard
p4EE 3.0gighz w/ ht
2 512 ocz 400mhz pc3200 ddr ram
128mb ati radeon 9200
2 hd's 20gig WD and 200gig WD
cdrw 32x 8x 32x
3-1/2 floppy
onboard sound

hope one of you guys/girls can help solve my problem ty

A:Computer randomly powering down within few seconds

I had similar problems and by disabling utilities one by one I was able to narrow it down to the SmartDrive programm for my video card. It is not neccessary so I disabled it anyway. I found out it was down to a weak PSU - 450w but weak on the 12v rail - only 13A.

I would check your psu but before then try going into safe mode and disabling all unneccesary software and then enable it bit by bit until you find the culprit.

Do you get any beep codes?

what is the full spec on the psu?

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Hey, I have a Zyxel 5D124A0 and it runs very well, most of the time..

I'm currently setup with a modem > router > wifi/cable(makes no matter, same issue).
If I use the cable straight from the modem into my PC, there are absolutely no issues. Working perfectly.

Alright, so to my issue. If I play any games on my PC/PS3, I will suddenly lose my connection for a second or two. Not long enough for me to disconnect from the game. But rather, what should have occured during that time, will just fly by in a split second. This happens, maybe, 2-4 times per hour. I haven't changed much more than the password in the router since i bought it about 3 months ago.

Should add that I have a 100/100 fiber connection from Telia, and I drop like 2-3mbit/s from using the router, compared to going straight from the modem.

My laptop is a MSI GT683DXR, bought 10 months ago.

My modem is a XG6745

I haven't had the option of trying my laptop elsewhere, but several friends has had the same issue as me from my router when we've had lans.

Any suggestions?

A:Router randomly disconnects me for a few seconds

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A:HP G62 Notebook shuts off randomly after 20-30 seconds same ...

Clean all dust from the computer fans make sure it is not over heating.

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Hi there,

I'm looking for some advice on a problem I'm having. I've had a look around the web and I've found some posts with the same issues however I can't find anything that is specific to the problems I'm having.

For the last few months, I've been experiencing random black screens that last a few seconds before video signal is restored. When the monitor comes back it's as if the signal has completely reconnected (rather than just showing a black screen).

I generally use a dual monitor set-up however it is only the second monitor that loses the connection. This monitor is connected through the DVI port and the monitor that is connected through the HDMI port never blinks, which lead me to believe this was either a monitor issue or a DVI port issue. When the HDMI monitor is used as a single monitor (rather than dual), this does not disconnect.

However, when I hook the PC up to my TV through HDMI and use it as a single monitor, this does occur the black screens which happen on my second monitor meaning it's not a monitor issue or a specific port issue.

This happens both under load and during general use such as browsing the internet or even just idle at the desktop. I've tried various drivers on the Nvidia GTX 980 in question however all giving the same problem.

I was fairly adamant that this was a GPU issue and as a result sent the unit back while it was under warranty. While this card was being repaired I bought a cheap... Read more

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