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Q: computer freezing

computer keeps freezing , especially when I go into my yahoo email. I use mozilla and everytime i start up my computer it asks if I want to add on yahoo's toolbar. also noticed in right side ad column on my email page , it has very specific ads for things I was searching for couple days previous. Don't know if this is related or what.
Mainly problem is computer freezes and runs really slow when attaching files or downloading from my email. please help it makes it impossible to work. Thanks so much

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Preferred Solution: computer freezing

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

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

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A: computer freezing

Hello, I am moving this from the Xp forum to th Am I Infected forum.Lets do an MBAM scan and see what comes back.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.
 

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps
 

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!
 

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

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

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

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

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

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


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

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

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


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Can you guys please help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.

I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.

When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even half hour. Some... Read more

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I have this same problem with windows 8 it will just freeze while pretending it is receiving inputs. Also have you run a virus scan?

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Hi, my computer i built myself is freezing all the time.

The idle temps right now in the summer are:
Motherboard: 74 C
CPU: 70C
Aux: 40C
GPU: 43C
Hard drive: 40 C

Are these too high?

I have a Coolermaster 690 case with 1 120 mm fan on the bottom, one 120 mm fan on the back and 2 fans on top.
 

A:Freezing computer, too hot?

70C is your CPU idle temp?That's very high for idle. What's your load temps like?

Which CPU and which cooler?
 

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Since this month started, my computer freezes constantly.  It has become nearly unusable, which is made worse by the fact that it is the only one I have, and cannot buy a new one until the end of the year.  (financial issues)
I keep having to restart it, but it doesn't help.
 
Any suggestions?

A:My computer keeps freezing

Sorry for the delay in responding.  Do you still need assistance?
If so, what is the make and model of your system and which version of Windows do you have?

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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on. Also pressing ALT+CTRL+Delete does not respond.

It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

I'd suggest checking your Event Viewer for errors around the time that the freezes occurred. Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Click on the Windows Logs and check both the Application and System log files and let us know the details of the errors that you locate.

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My computer periodically freezes up, and I have to manually turn it off and back on again.

It wasn't a major problem before, but lately it's been freezing a lot, and now it's getting annoying. I need to figure out what's making it freeze, and how to solve the problem.

My specs:
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Processor: AMD Sempron Processor 3300+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz, SSE3 Support
Memory: 2GB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c as of April 2009
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 (ForceWare Version 186.18)
Sound: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
 

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My computer keeps freezing up while playing Zynga game.

I have a Dell Insperion 530s Intel Pentium dual core CPU 1.6 GHz
OS Vista Home Premium 1.00 GB RAM

I am using AVG, and Advanced System care to protect my computer. I ran both and CCleaner and I am still have freezing up problems. Here is my saved log from Advanced System Care.

Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 11:53:51 AM, on 1/2/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.0)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.0 (8.0.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10} - My Search BHO
O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlo... Read more

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DDSCODEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64  Run by home at 15:04:42.95 on Wed 07/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1918.904 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Local... Read more

A:Computer Freezing Up

=\EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 450 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 7 days. ~BP

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i already went to the hijack forum and got rid of a few things, however the problem still occurs

sometimes my computer freezes , and stops moving so i unplug it and plug it back in, start the computer, usually fixes the problem , sometimes it freezes during start up. however even it it doesn't a few hours later, sometimes sooner it freezes up agian

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

assuming you ARE 'cleared' from the HJT forum(?) http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143591/computer-freezes-frequently/your log thread mentions havimg more than one antivirus program on board and also the use OF P2P programs?please clarifywhich antivirus program is now installed? are you using P2P programs still?

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Hi I?m having trouble with my computer lately it has been locking up and freezing on me to the point where I?m having to turn it off and back on again, i have ran avg 9 and it is not finding any threats , it does it when I?m the most.

I?m running vista and i do not have access to the boot cd :(

Any help with this is very much appreciated thanks tech girl x


DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 20:08:33.09 on 25/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.1022.167 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
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A:Computer Freezing. please help.

Hello techgirlwannabe,

Please go to Virus TotalCopy paste the following full path into the empty box under 'Upload a file'

C:\kxtdapob.sys
Click 'Send File'
If you see a message 'File has already been analysed'. Click Reanalyse file now.

Copy/paste the results into Notepad and save it to your desktop. Please post the results in your next reply.

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i turn the laptop on and it goes to the desktop fine and then i try to click on anything there, it just freezes up i guess. it wont go past the desk top in the last 4 hrs, whats going on here guys, dont know much about a puter, but i have never seen this !! where do i start to try to fix this problem, thanks alot (Moderator edit and note: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

A:computer freezing up, please help!!!

Hi kennyb3030.

What's your operating system?

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I've had this problem for a long time now. My computer freezes for no appearant reason. I'll be doing anything from just surfing the net to listening to music to playing a game and it will freeze. Sometimes it will freeze after a long time of being on(2-5 hours) and sometimes it'll freeze during the scandisk on bootup, and other times it doesn't even turn on(i hit the power but the work light comes on and nothing happens). I've taken it in twice, had the harddrive swapped for a new one, reinstalled everything, but nothing has worked so far. After taking it in though it did work like normal for a long time but eventually the freezing came back. I've sort of been suspecting elecrical issues although I don't know how they could cause this.

I haven't been able to find a solution so hopefully someone can help me.

Thanks.
 

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specs:

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Athlon Xp 1800+ stock hsf
Radeon 9500
Maxtor 15 GB Drive
LG 4x2x24x Burner
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Well, to keep it short, my computer randomly freezes to the point where I can not do anything. sometimes this happens during boot up, sometimes after 10 minutes of usage, sometimes just looking through the bios.

here are some things that I have done since it was working properly:

-uninstalled zone alarm
-downloaded some xp updates
-downloaded updated mobo drivers
-upped cpu multiplyer to 12x
-reset mobo multiplyer to 11.5x
-flashed bios with 1003 (it froze before and after i did this)
-installed new HD
-removed the HD
-swore at my computer a lot

it seems like it is an overheating problem but i checked my cpu temp at idle and its only 32 degrees celcius.

There are a couple specific questions I have but any help is appreciated.

1. is there a way to measure Video card tempurature? or even HD tempurature (at one point it was pretty crowded but its open now and still freezing)

2. Like my specs say I have an A7N8X Deluxe and recently update my bios, however, I was unsure of my pcb revision (as they have 2 different bioses for different revisions). Where can I find out my revision number

3. in the bios there is something called FSB Spread Spectrum. What the heck is that? (it wont let me change it from 0.5% but says the default is disabled)

Any other help is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Hello,

my specs are..

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Nvidia 9800GTX+ (then i tryed another video card and it still froze)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Alright my power supply is an ULT-XF600 (600W) - ULTRA PRODUCT X-FINITY.
Link for more info.. http://xtreview.com/review42.htm

And my voltages in bios are..

Cpu Core: 1.296
DRam Volt: 1.872
Nb Volt: 1.088
+3.3V: 3.376
+12.0V: 12.032
+5v: 5.13
-12v: -4.35
-5v: -5.18
Vbat: 3.25

And my vidoe card is a 9800GTX+ PCI EXPRESS x16. Then i tried a 7600 gt PCI EXPRESS X16. And I have another power supply but its a 400W or 450W and its older.
And my temps in bios are..

CPU Temp: 36C
Sys Temp: 30C


My computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

I did ad-aware searches virus searches ect. Nothing was found, sometimes it even freezes up on my mo/bo screen when I have to manually shut it off and on agian because of the freezes. So I recently have checked my ram with memtest it all passed, i did disk check, then i just recently reformated.

Once i reformated it hasent froze up until not to long ago it froze for the 1st time. But my pc just froze agian while playing a game, this time when i restarted it wanted me to load defult cmos by pressuing f2, then when i booted up it looked like there was no drivers for the vidoe c... Read more

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Hi
I have the most irritating problem with my computer at the moment.
This have been going on for quiet some time now, like 1 month maybe.
Every night at 3AM to 3:30AM, my computer starts to get lagg spikes or starts "freezing" every 10 seconds for 30 minutes. Some freezes lasts 10 seconds or so, and others lasts for 1 minute +/-...
Sometimes it can just be one program that freezes during this time, but mostly the whole PC.
I do have win7.

Would appreciate any type of help to get rid of this devil.

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Hello, I have built my own PC and i'm pretty good with computers myself. However lately i've been experiencing a problem and its been running great until a few weeks ago. I have made no hardware changes since then except adding 4GB RAM. My computer has frozen 5 or 6 times since then. I'm not sure if its heat, or what really, but heat is my best guess since i noticed some of my tempatures are unusally higher than what they were.

I have an Intel i7 930 2.8GHz not OC! With Elitegroup X58B-A2 motherboard under the hood and an 850 Watt Power supply with Nvidia Geforce 295 GTX MFG by Gigabyte. Currently have 8GB PNY DDR3 1333 RAM (4x2GB) equipped with a case fan extra only. The case fan runs at a lil less than 1,000 RPMs which i'd like to jack up. CPUID Hardware Monitor is what i use to check my tempatures. my CPU cores run between 55-70 degrees Celsuis idle now, why i'm not sure? My GPU core will run from 60 to 70 celsuis, i've never seen it over 70, as by the time it's 70 i experience a freeze. Possibly a GPU temp high? However i have read up that 70 is fine for this card to handle.

My best estimation is my Memory overheating, however i have ran multiple memory tests and they experience no errors. and I have done some CPU benchmarking/stress testing and i've seen my CPU reach 88 degrees and still run fine. Why? I dunno because 88 is very high so my CPU is high yes, but not enough to cause a freeze. Now i've played music while fr... Read more

A:My computer is freezing

Those idle temps are really high. I think your case isn't providing for much aurflow. What case are you using? Also, what are the ambient temperatures like?
 

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Hello,
I hope someone can help me with this. My computer freezes up randomly on me. It could happen immediately after start up or 4-5 hours after start up. When it happens I have to manually shut down by holding the power button down till it shuts off. I have restored and that helped for a day or two and then my husband reinstalled the operating system and that seemed to help for about a week then I went out and bought system mechanic and once I ran it and "fixed" all the problems it was great for 2 days and now it's doing it again. I have run a virus scan and it came up clean but I don't know if it looked for "everything" you know how there is always something new out there. It is a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I'm using what ever version of vista that came with the computer. lol

Anyway any help would be great as I use my computer for 8-10 hours every day. Thanks so much
Jennifer

A:Computer keeps Freezing up:(

Hello there supermomto03,Welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removalIf you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/regards, The weatherman

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Hello,1st time poster. I have my friends PC here and I am looking for problems on it. He claims that it is freezing up at any given time. I already asked him what programs are running when it happens. He said it can be any programs that are open when it freezes up. I ran ad aware in safe mode and found a few tracking cookies. The ad aware was also updated. I checked his task manager to see his running processes and CPU usage. There is alot in there, but i manually checked each listing to ensure it is not obvious spyware, malware, etc. He said it happens when he is online, but admitted that the only time his PC is on is when he is online. I decided to turn to HJT and try posting to see if anyone else could please check to see if there is anything that i am missing. I appreciate the help very much.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:03:13 PM, on 5/26/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:Computer freezing up

Hello musicman_367 and welcome to the BC forums. The only thing I see that should be removed is the MyWay Search Bar so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Click Start.Open My Computer.Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known types option.Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.Click OK.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already go... Read more

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SO for the last couple of weeks I have an issue with my computer freezing. I noticed my computer first freezing when I upgraded my case to a Antec 1200 case. I thought that this was possibly a psu issue so I went out and bought a $110 BFG 650 watt psu. However the issue continues. Every once in a while my computer will freeze while in my Vista hdd and same issue in my Xp hdd. So what is the deal? I have four hdd's connected ( 2 sata and 2 pata) my computer specs are:

Amd 6000+x2, 3 gig dd2 dual channel ram, 8800 gts, 650 watt psu, and antec 1200 case. My CPU doesn't seem to be over heating the only thing I can think of is that the cpu is twigging out? and I don't think four hdd's would cause the power issue?

A:Computer Freezing

2 places to check (in both OS's)
- Event Viewer Look for events in the System and the Application log files around the time of the freeze
- Task Manager...Processes tab Ensure you've selected the option to show processes from all users. Also, in the View menu, select, Select columns and place a checkmark in the I/O Reads and the I/O Other colums. Drag the borders of Task Manager out so you can view all the columns. Then wait for the freeze and see what image name is taking up the most CPU, Memory or I/O Reads or Other.

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My laptop has started freezing up periodically.
Sometimes I can still move the mouse, but nothing works.
I have to hold down the button on the laptop to restart it.

If I start in SAFE MODE, I don't seem to have the problem. <knocks on wood>
I've had some suggestions to run some things off of the Ultimate Boot CD. But I don't know how to use all of the programs on there.
I've run memtest86+ and it passed 20 tests over 11 hours. No errors. So it's not a memory issue.

I've run HouseCall at Trend Micro... but I'm not sold on the fact that it's accurate.
It had problems a lot... "Installation Failed" popup for instance... not sure what was installing.

Can someone start helping me repair or get rid of whatever is causing the problem?
I feel that my computer just may have a parasite of some sort on it. Not sure.

Please help.

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No help?

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it started today- when I click on a web page to either open or switch to another tab (Mozilla is my default) my computer first starts slowing to a slugs pace, then stops altogether. AVG isn't finding anything nor are the scans from different antispyware programs. Don't know what else to do.
The last couple of days, when typing in my google toolbar my page starts jumping up and down. From what I've read online it could be my monitor period, but it is only 2 years old!
Back to the freezing- the only way I could get back online was to create a blackout ( flicked off the power bar switch).
Here is what hijack this says:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:57:37 PM, on 18/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CDProxyServ.exe
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Hello,

Over the past 2-3 days, my computer has randomly been freezing. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with what I'm doing on my computer. Once I just restarted it and left it at the login screen, and it froze, and sometimes it will run for a couple of hours before freezing. I can play videogames that require a fair amount of CPU usage and it won't trigger a freeze automatically and I haven't been able to force a freeze.

My system specs are:
Windows 7 Home Premium
MB GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 775 X48
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB 2.5"
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

I ran a full Malwarebyte's Antimalware scan to see if it was a virus or other malware causing issues, and it found nothing.

I also suspected that it was a heating issue. I blew out all the dust that I could from all components and ran EVEREST to check system temperatures, but everything seemed fine to me. Below is my EVEREST read-out:

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type ITE IT8718F (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (ATI-Diode)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte EX38 / EX48 / X38 / X48 Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes

Temperatures
Motherboard 32 C (90 F)
CPU 31 C (88 F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 40 C (104 F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 40 C (104 F)
GPU Diode (DispIO) 42 C (108 F)
GPU Diode (MemIO) 46 C (115 F)
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Well, i got a problem here and this happens really often. The thing here is, my computer keeps freezing really often. My mouse freezes up and when i'm gaming or something, it freezes up for a couple of seconds and then back to normal again. But the thing is, that this keeps happening really often. Does anyone knows what problem is it ? Motherboard ? Memory ?
 

A:Computer keeps on freezing.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check your system for overheating. Clean out any dust bunnies, especially from the fans and heatsinks.

If none of that helps, check that your psu is putting out enough power for your system.

The free Everest programme, will give you info on your temperatures and your psu voltages etc.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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

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

A:Freezing Computer

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Hi, Everyone. I have just built a new computer and having a bad problem. Randomly, while in game or in desktop, my display will go black, All sound will Freeze and internet connection drops but pc stays on with hardrive activity. The only way to fix this is to turn off pc and reboot. I have had this problem for quite some time even with my older pc build. The only hardware that transfered from old to new is the power supply, operating system, hardrives and video card. However, i have tested another power supply and a new gpu and still the problem persists.I have all the latest drivers and the newest updates. The only thing left is the harddrives but in my experience it wouldnt cause this because this problem has occured even in bios. All temps are fine as well. When i made the transfer i whiped the drives and installed a fresh copy of vista. My friend purchased all of the old hardware besides the hardrive and psu. He is also using the old gtx 280 and has no problems. I just cant figure it out. Thanks for any help someone can give me.
My Specs: Intel core i7 [email protected] 3.2ghz
asus rampage II extreme
gtx 280
2x raptor 300gb in raid 0
corsair 12gb DDR3 pc1600
xion 1000w psu
 

A:Computer Freezing

Could be many things>Registry corrupted>virtual memory is corrupted>running more than 1 virus programs>Vista needs at least 1 gig of ram>defrag drive. Hit ctrl-alt-delete keys at once you should see programs that are running>close programs
 

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Just upfront I want you to know that my computer knowledge is on the low end of the totem pole. I have a Dell computer. I had to replace my CPU recently. I got a Dell XPS. My operating system is Windows XP. My computer keeps freezing up many times a day. I have been in Word, in Peachtree, Go to my pc, or just online, it doesn't seem to matter. The mouse will not move and it will not allow me to do a Control-Alt-Delete. I have gotten a blue screen several times since I got this computer a month or so ago, but not recently. I really need help and don't know where to start. I had a computer guy come to the house twice, and he hasn't fixed problem. Thanks for anyone's ideas......
 

A:Computer freezing up.

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hi, my computer had been slowing up for quite some time and it was freeze and also the dreaded BSOD.

i installed some new RAM and this has certainly helped with the speed as its never been so quick!! no more BSOD either. but it does still like to freeze every now and again. any one have any other solutions???

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Can you provide more information about your system ? motherboard make and model processor, ram, hdd, powersupply all that

When was the last time you actually formatted your hard drive?

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When I leave my computer off for a long time (eg overnight) and turn it back on it will run for a few minutes then freeze. I have formatted my harddrive and tried 2 different operating systems which makes me think that it's a hardware problem. After I turn off my computer and then start it up right away it will work fine. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

thanks

drew
 

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Attempting to fix my mom's laptop and hoping you guys can help. Not getting any error messages or anything but all of a sudden her computer started running slow and now it keeps freezing up. Running in SafeMode right now as it's the only way to get anything done without it locking up.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Dawns PC at 11:21:58 on 2012-01-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3002.2220 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {86971480-9989-6750-B122-681A86518D59}
SP: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {3DF6F564-BFB3-68DE-8B92-5368FDD6C7E4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2011 *Disabled* {BEAC95A5-D3E6-6608-9A7D-C12F7882CA22}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetw... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing up

Hi,

Welcome to TSF.
I'm K27 and I am currently reviewing your log.

Please DO NOT run any scans/tools/fixes on your own as this will conflict with the tools we are going to use.

Please Print or Save to Notepad all instructions and please follow them carefully and if there's something you don't understand or that will not work please let me know and we will go through it together.

Please DO NOT use this system for anything apart from visiting this forum and other sites I direct you too, as this will only make the cleanup process all the more difficult.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed. This is to free up my time so as to continue to help others. If you need longer to reply, then that is fine, but please to let me know.
If you need to run the following tool in Safemode, please do.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them ... Read more

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