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Solved: Screen Freezes on Internet..then starts

Q: Solved: Screen Freezes on Internet..then starts

Noticed an odd occurance. When I run IE and go to some web pages, the screen freezes. It locks on screen....when I do the ALT/DEL/CNTRL to start task manager, the screen is suddenly active and surfing goes just fine. It's like a threat of a swich to a child....if I DO NOT invoke the task master, the screen continues to be frozen and you can't navigate? Any remedy?

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A: Solved: Screen Freezes on Internet..then starts

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When I turn my computer on, it appears to start up fine, then it will either stop at the 'windows starting up' screen and if I click a few times a single beep noise comes from the computer and the mouse will freeze, or it will get as far as the screen where you click on a profile and won't go any further than that, or i'll be able to click on my profile and it will stop on that loading screen. Sorry, I'm not very computer literate so if you need more info ask and I'll try and be helpful - the only thing i can think of is I installed a printer recently and the problem started the next time i tried to start up - also, I was playing a game the last time the PC was working (the sims 2) and the game shut down, went to a blue screen with writing on it (can't remember what it said) and when I restarted that's when the problem began. I hope this is the right place to post this.. anyway please help me!

A:PC starts, then freezes on loading screen

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Hello. First time posting here. I have a Dell Dimension 4700 desktop with Windows XP home edition.

When I turn my computer on, the screen immediately goes to a black screen with a flashing white cursor at the top left corner. It stays like that forever. Nothing happens when I press any keys.

Naturally, I tried to start in safe mode and also start Windows from my CD. When I try to press F2, F8, or F12 after turning on my computer, I see the initial "Windows XP" screen very briefly, before it changes to white text in an old-school font on a black background. It says:
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUSVersion 1.10A03
Copyright 1985-1988 Phoenix Technologies
Copyright 1990-2004 Dell Inc
All rights Reserved
Dell System Dimension 4700 Series
BIOS version A03
Keyboard failure

The "keyboard failure" makes one think that it doesn't like the F2, F8 or F12 keys being pressed when starting up. When I try pressing them more slowly, I just get the black screen with a white cursor.

I haven't had a virus in months, and I have not installed any new programs recently. This problem was very sudden.

The computer is 8 years old, the hard drive is about 4 years old.

Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP starts up and freezes on a black screen

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The following computer symptoms are still occurring unchanged after deleting the hard drive partitions and re-installing a clean copy of XP Professional.
When booting up, the screen freezes when windows begins to open. On each subsequent boot up attempt, the process gets a little farther into windows before the cursor freezes. After 4 or 5 attempts, it will actually boot all the way up and seem to function normally, for about 5 minutes, at which time the screen freezes again or the computer spontaneously re-starts itself, beginning the whole nightmare all over again.
Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:upon boot up, screen freezes and/or spontaneously re-starts

Download the HDD manufacturer diagnostics and test the drive.


Download Memtest and test the RAM.

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My PC was given to me as a gift, but I was given it used from the previous owner and later found out it was refurbished. It is a Gateway NV53A. I have always had issues with BSOD's and Windows errors, and most of them either driver or memory related. I fixed and updated all drivers, but never did anything about memory except maybe some tests and they all came out fine. 3 days ago, I was using my PC just browsing a Web page and suddenly the screen went black. I thought it was the lcd, but I closed the lid to see if it would go into standby mode and it just stood there powered on and frozen... The only way it would react was if I manually turned it off holding power button. Sometimes it does boot up, sometimes it gets farther than others. What I mean is, sometimes it gets past the Gateway logo and crashes there, sometimes it boots up to to the home screen, and sometimes it doesn't even boot... How far it gets depends on how long the PC has been turned off. Odd I know... Anyways, I found out my motherboard requires ram with 1066mhz fsb whereas the current ram sticks it has installed are 800mhz.... I was told new ram with 1066mhz would fix my issues and allow my PC tu boot and run fine as it always did, but I just wanted to be sure that's my Issue, and I also wanted to know how come the computer ran fine (with the exception of BSOD's and some errors occurring every now and then) before and now suddenly I'm screwed. I'm currently using two 2GB DDR3 Ram memory sticks. The brand an... Read more

A:Computer starts, boots up and freezes at black screen

There is no issue in running slower (800mhz) RAM in a system that can run the faster (1066mhz) RAM. This, alone, will not cause this kind of problem. You got bad advice.

Do you know if this was the original RAM that came with the laptop? (Not very important but good info if you know)

It is possible that the RAM is defective, or the wrong specs for that laptop, or the two sticks have mis-matched specs, but if you ran a memory tester like Memtest86+ then any problems would have shown up there.

Your symptoms sound more like a power problem. At least that is where I would start. One thing you could try as a test is to remove the battery and run the laptop on just the power supply. Let's see if that changes anything.

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Ok, So I have tried to run a antivirus scan in safe mode, but it stops half way. and tried to download a new antivirus, but also when I go to Safe Mode with networking, It still wont let me connect to internet. Its like when I run normal Mode, its just starting up in regular safe mode, and same thing when I run Safe Mode w/ networking. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

The antivirus software I used in Microsoft Security Essentials

A:Windows 7 starts up in classic mode, then freezes, and no internet. Pl

Please someone?????

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The tablet has been through nothing that can possibly damage it in any way, so it is very confusing why the stupid thing wont launch window correctly. it launches to a screen that is blue and has two options the first being 'more advanced repair options' and the other being 'restart the PC' but it freezes before i can do anything and I cant touch anything on the screen. if anyone knows what is going on or how I can fix this please help me.

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Hello. Here's the story:
I was trying to merge a small partition (OS_TOOLS) on my HP 8510p notebook with the main system partition (C:) using Partition Magic 8.0. However, i got the error: "init failed error 117 partition's drive cannot be identified". I searched the net and found that i had to perform checkdisk on drive C: to clean the errors (bad sectors or something like that) and after that i was going to be able to proceed with the merging. So i typed "chkdsk c: /f" in command prompt and selected yes to perform checkdisk on the next system restart.

However, since then, checkdisk never starts (no warning or error message displayed) and the system hangs/freezes. Therefore Windows cannot start and i am left with a black/blank screen forever. I guess that there is a problem with the checkdisk application or something and i have to unschedule it or something in order to be able to start windows again.

I used BartPE CD to edit the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" where the startup registry key is located. However, BartPE CD was not able to read my hard drive! Note that i had used BartPE CD a month or two ago to fix a similar problem i had with a registry value and that time, it did recognize my hard drive successfully and i could load the registry.

I tried using Acronis Disk Director Suite to see if I could do anything with the partitions and Acronis was able to read my hard drive and th... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Checkdisk never starts and system freezes!

In Recovery Console, you can run chkdsk /r.

Try that and post the results.

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i just got realplayer super pass......its neat...and along with the package comes free movies.....and fearnet.com also allows some free movies...to let u know i'm legal....here is my question and hope u can solve this..........al the stuff i play freezes up and then will play again then freeze up again.....i don't care if the movie is a disc it will pause and freeze then play again...sometimes it wont start again...so u stop the feed start all over again and its going along good until u get to that one part and wham..u are stuck again....what in the name of all holy is wrong with this........player....i got a new acer laptop with vista..a new sign up with realplayer superpass..so its not them its got to be on my part...am i not formatted right is my something not working...HELP

A:Solved: video starts and stops....(freezes)

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I get to my desktop...then everything except the mouse freezes. Can't get into Start or CTRL-ALT-DELETE or anything. I logged into safe mode, and just ran ad-aware on it, and am now running spybot search & destroy.

I have hjt installed...but how will I copy & paste the log? Or get the latest version for that matter?

A:[SOLVED] Laptop starts to boot & then freezes

I may have fixed it...got into System Restore...thanks anyway.

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

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

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial

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Operating System: Windows XP Pro (SP2)

The Problem:

When I open Internet Explorer, it always opens in 'full screen' view and I have to press F11 to return it to 'normal' view. It even happens if I fire it up from a command prompt with :

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

This problem only affects one user on the system; for all other users IE opens up in 'normal' view mode. So I suspect it is a HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry entry somewhere but I can't seem to find it.

Btw, I did search for an answer on Google and on Tech Support Guy, to no avail, before posting this.

Can anyone help?

Daniel Klein

A:Internet Explorer starts up in full-screen

have you tried making the IE box smaller by moving the sides in out then exit from IE

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On windows 8 internet explorer used to open up as an app on the windows start screen. Today, I decided to download firefox to improve speed. However, I found that firefox only opened in 'desktop' and I couldn't work out how to open it as an app, like I did with internet explorer. I uninstalled firefox and repinned explorer to start screen and toolbar and reset it as default only to find it too wouldn't open on start screen now, coming up with the message shown by the image. . I know it's not a problem with the internet because if I wrench it onto the desktop it works perfectly. Why won't the internet work on the startscreen? How can I fix it?

A:Internet browser won't open on windows 8 starts screen

Use the built-in diagnostic software to find & fix any issues.

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when Windows XP is starting, after Windows XP logo, it goes black...
I can hear PC is working but nothing happens...
Same happens when I try to log in Safe Mode... It load all files and after XP logo it goes black...
I tried chkdsk /r, FIXMBR, BOOTCFG /Rebuild, but nothing...
I think account is corruped...
I can start Windows XP with Windows XP Live CD, but there is no sign of Viruses or some other malware...

Thx in advance, any help would be awesome ^-^

A:[SOLVED] Black screen when Windows XP starts...

Hello Vladimir,

Try powering up the computer from a 'Cold Start', while continually tapping the F8 Key.
In the "Safe Mode" Menu select the option "Last Known Good Configuration", and follow the on-screen prompts.

Post back with the outcome.

Kind Regards,

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Computer Specs --

Motherboard - Asus P6T SE
CPU - Intel i7 920
Heat Sink - Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
RAM - Corsair XMS3 2GB x 3
Video Card - Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Case - Silverstone Raven RV01
PSU - Corsair TX850W

Everything is stock clocked.


I was using my other computer when it locked up, I did a force shut down and attempted to boot it back up. Now the computer gets power and starts, but immediately on boot the screen starts flashing with a couple seconds interval between each flash and will not boot beyond this. There is no HDD activity, occasionally during a flash there will be a single line of text about half-way down on the screen, but the flash is too fast and I am unable to read it. The computer was built roughly 7 months ago. As far as I know there should not have been any heating issues, I monitored it quite closely when I first built it, but after having stable temps for a few months I stopped checking it. I am quite at a loss as to what may be the specific cause. I have tried finding similar issues and relevant data, but I haven't had much luck. If anyone has any idea as to what it might be, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Screen starts flashing on boot

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I have a dell desktop running windows xp. The computer turns on and starts fine, the windows screen comes up like it is booting up then the screen goes black. Can't get anything up on the monitor. Any help would be appreciated.

I tried F8 and switching to safe mode, which it did, but I still wasn't able to to right click and get properties to come up or anything.

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP starts then screen goes black

Had this happen to two people today. I had them shut off the computer and turn back on, while coming on tap F8 button to bring you to the safe mode. Once there scroll down to "start up from previous point known working", (something like that) hit enter and enter again on the next page. It worked on both computers and after they were fine to shut off and start up again. Hope this helps.

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I just purchased regcure because of problems that were developing on my PC Found several errors in path file reference and empty registry items Problem resolved except now on boot up after everything is loaded and I am sitting looking at my desktop_ After many seconds or more the hourglass appears and it will proceed to start to log in to the modem and I will end up being online. I am a landline with external modem. What could be causing this and where might I start to rectify this quirk? All programs run fine now so it is not a major screw up
Your help will once aagain be of great assistance. THANKS

A:Solved: Boot up starts internet login

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I built this computer about five years ago, but have upgraded a lot of it over the years. The only original parts left are the mobo (Abit IS-7) and the processor (3 GhZ bought in 2004).

A few weeks ago it started freezing and restarting randomly. Sometimes, on restarting, I would get the "Serious error" pop-up, which I always sent, and always got different results. Sometimes it would say it was an unknown driver error, sometimes an anti-virus error, once a RAM error. I had just upgraded the RAM when this started, so I ran the M$ testing tool several times, no errors. I also removed the new RAM, which didn't solve the problem, and put it back in.

Last night, the screen went black and the music I was listening to stopped dead. I waited a minute, then cold restarted. Now the PC won't even boot. It starts to load the BIOS, then black screen and nothing. A few times I've gotten the safe mode prompt, but only for a second or two (not long enough to make a decision), then black screen. All of the fans and internal lights are still on. There is no change when the screen goes black, other than the screen going black.

What I've tried:
-Windows recovery. First time I put the XP disc in, did the "press any key", got the black screen for about a minute, then the blue screen with the install/repair/exit options. I selected "repair" and was told Windows couldn't find my HDD. Okay, I had an HDD go bad years back after a similar bout ... Read more

A:Solved: BIOS starts to load, then black screen, then nothing

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Hi normally my internet works fine, that is I can connect to pages and they load without trouble in both firefox and internet explorer or anything else that uses the internet.

However, I recently downloaded a new game called IRIS online which uses a hack protection called gameguard which apparently acts like a rootkit.

Now whenever I run the game, it will connect to the game but restricts anything else that uses the internet from working. So when the game is running, I can ping sites and still get a response as the internet is still connected, but pages never load in internet explorer or firefox until I reboot the computer.

A reboot fixes it and there is nothing else that is wrong with my connection (afaik) other than that when gameguard runs, nothing else wants to work.

Apparently other people are fine with gameguard and it doesn't affect them at all so I'm looking for some help as to why it stops my internet from working!

If anyone could help I'd greatly appreciate it thanks

here are my ipconfig/all results if needed:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : User-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
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A:Solved: Internet connected but won't load pages after gameguard starts

How did u fix this problem as i have the same

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I recently updated to IE8 Beta and have been doing some work on my computer getting it ready to become a data server for my home network. Over the past weekend I noticed in my task manager (having compatability issues with a few art programs) that iexporer.exe was open twice and i am not currently using IE as I have been trying out Firefox. I noticed 3 processes (marked in red) that I do not think belong there but no information is anywhere on the tqdspm6E.exe process. I can kill all three individually, but if i kill tqdspm6E.exe the two iexplorer.exe process die also.

Doing some rooting around in the prefetch and system32 folders i noticed four files with tqdspm6E.exe in the folders. I deleted them, did a registry search and found tqdspm6E in there and killed it, but it will keep propagating back onto the computer.

Everytime these three processes starts my Pagefile skyrockets and once in a while an IE window will pop up but usually it just shows up as a process. This is getting a little frustrating because I can't find any information on the process while doing searches and I would rather not have to reformat the computer (trying to hold out as long as possible). Any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:34:30 PM, on 8/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Solved: Internet Explorer randomly starts up and Pagefile is going crazy

Took the advice from a few of the other postings with similar problems with IE doing crazy shennanigans and ran Combofix, here is that log:

ComboFix 08-08-26.01 - Brent 2008-08-26 17:37:51.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1438 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\My Documents\Downloads\New Folder\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\QGQ9CXK9\bin.clearspring.com
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\QGQ9CXK9\bin.clearspring.com\clearspring.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\QGQ9CXK9\interclick.com
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\QGQ9CXK9\interclick.com\ud.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#bin.clearspring.com
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#bin.clearspring.com\settings.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\Brent\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#interclick.com
C:\Documents and Settings\B... Read more

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The Windows XP welcome screen is very slow loading my personal settings. This just started happening. I don't remember changing anything with the system. What can be the problem and solution?

A:Solved: Windows XP welcome screen slows up when it starts to load my personal settings

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Hello all,
I have a HP desktop, several months ago the DVD-R started to give me problems, the DVD-R would try to open but it seemed it got stuck, I thought it was something to do with the DVD-R so I open it up and replace the DVD-R, when I connected it back again it just gave me a long beep and seemed to start loading, the screen was black, actually it seems like the screen was not connected at all since the power button on the screen stayed yellow instead of green. I removed the dvd-rom and left it without a dvd-rom, just rebooting from the harddrive and same thing, long beep, I tried changing the cable from the motherboard to the dvd-rom and nothing.
any ideas?

A:Solved: CPU starts then long beep, screen black, no response any ideas?

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Hi, I just finished building my first system. Everything works well, temps are low. System:
E6600, ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, 2 GB Kingston Hyperx, Antec Neohe 500w, Antec Solo case 120mm rear exhaust fan, 2 front 92mm fans, Sapphire x1900GT, 2 Seagate sata hard drives, Win XP Home v.2002, Kaspersky security suite. All drivers are up to date. The system can be started by clicking the usb mouse, or by turning the monitor on/off. In BIOS restart PCI, PCIe, etc are all disabled, No restart after power failure, power switch is set to on/off-hold it down for a few seconds. What am I missing? Thanks, in advance.

A:Solved: Weird starts: pc starts from monitor on/off, mouse

Wow That Is One Messed Up Computer Idk It Might Be A Bios Problem Such As It Being Out Of Date Try Flashing The Bios And / Or Try Toggling The Power Options In The Control Panel I Know There Was Something About System Shut Down Modes There Somewhere.

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Hi All,

Recently my system will startup and then freez not allowing me to do anything except hit the power off button on my tower. It runs in safe mode so I have been able to check "msconfig" and stop everything that I don't need running at startup and yet the problem remains. I work away and not sure if the wife has inadvertently downloaded a virus or spyware that has hijacked my system. I cannot get task manager to run at all as it happens whilst trying to actually load all the things at the startup process.

I run Vista 64bit with all current updates (that I know of) and 4 gig RAM so it is not an issue with RAM.

PLEASE.... help needed here...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:37:53 PM, on 15/09/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691... Read more

A:PC starts up then freezes.....

Did you install any new software lately? Drivers ?

Try doing a System Restore.

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well my computer freezes at the welcome screen but not all the time it happens 3 out of 4 times and if it dose freezes i have to hold the button in and restart it so if you know what is makeing this happen can you plz tell me

A:my computer freezes when it starts up

Many things can cause this problem. You need to post a lot more info such as:
Does this happen in safe mode?
Have you installed any new software and or hardware lately?
Have you updated any drivers lately?

Post your exact system specs ie make and model of motherboard, brand, speed, and qty of ram, make, model, and wattage of pw supply, etc.

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Been having a few problems. Here's the low down...
1. Recently had a trojan virus that ran SYSTEM32.EXE on windows start up
2. System32.exe was using up all of system resources so I went in and deleted anything that I downloaded recently (Several video codecs) then ran spybot search & destroy and I thought that did it.
3. When starting computer windows 2000 started up and that was it, I was frozen. System32.exe was also still hanging around
4. In safe mode - Ran McAfee, it found the backdoor and I got rid of that and also found the system32.exe file in my registry and deleted that.
5. Computer still will not run under normal mode, windows starts up, then the restore active desktop screen comes up and that's it, I'm done. AND DAMMIT ALL, I just looked in the task manager in safe mode and that damn SYSTEM32.EXE is still there. I have searched high and low for this file. It is not in windows/system, wondows/system32, and I went through regedit and looked and only found one and I thought that would do it. Anyone know where else this thing hides?
Maybe something got deleted in my registry, I don't know anymore. I will try and get a listing of my computer fils at start up if someone can remind me what program that is.
Thanks a lot

A:Windows starts then freezes

HijackThis incorporates StartupList.
Go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#det and download 'Hijack This!'. (A help file is located at http://tomcoyote.org/hjt)

Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless, don't fix anything yet.
Then in HijackThis Config -> Misc Tools, Generate a StartupList and copy those contents here as well.

Note: This thread should be in the Security forum?

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I went on a trip for the weekend and came back last night (Sunday) to a computer that no longer loads and runs fine anymore. After the login screen when I type my password, everything seems fine and the PC seems to load fine until about 15-30 seconds later where it freezes and will not work after even if I wait an hour. My PC is running Windows 8.1 and if possible, I'd like to at least recover the pictures I have. How can I fix this problem? Please help!!

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i've got 2 computers right now that have the same problem:

the pc powers up, but then freezes at the manufacturer logo screen. safe mode & bios keys have no effect.

any thoughts?

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A few weeks ago i installed an Antivirus called Avast and my XP was fine until it detected a virus called Win32:Delf-FNP.
This virus was a pain in the neck so i clicked on the option to delete it but it remained there and i could not move it. I did a boot time scan and a tried to quarantine it but it would not move.
Every time i started me XP laptop up i would get a message saying it had detected the virus and this would happen on every single start up.
Now when i start my laptop up it freezes and will not do anything. I can't click anthing anything and ctrl alt del will not work.

Does anyone know what is happening?

I can load up safe mode but after 5 mins on safe mode if i click the start button the start menu will not close.

I think that if i put my laptop back to it's factory settings the problem will stop but unlike my XP computer (a normal computer not a laptop) i can't press F1 at the boot screen.

Does anyone how i can set my laptop back to factory settings?

(If you need to know anything else just ask)

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Please help I'm desperate by now, my PC started to behave oddly a few days back, freezing with absolutely everything, I ran CC cleaner, several malware removal software, difrag my HDD, run antivirus and it went back to normal, but it only lasted for a day, today is completely impossible to use ,it freezes the second I move the mouse I can't even open my antivirus because it freezes.
My PC isn't old it has less than a year runs a i5 Intel processor, 8GB ram, B6 Gigabyte motherboard, 1TB HDD and a 950 Gtx nvidea card.

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Hi. I have an Acer Aspire 4743g. days back my Windows 7 Ultimate got Corrupted, so I cannot start my laptop so I cleaned it(Delete then Reinstalled the OS). Then It worked..But i have noticed another problem. my laptop freezes about 2 seconds then Starts up Again.. then freezes and un froze again... Then I am hearing some clicking sound on my disk drive on the right.(where I put DVD/CD's). And my laptop is 1 Year and 1 Month old, I haven't cleaned the fan. I think it has so many dust/oil in it that may also cause's my laptop to freeze from time to time. Then after about 10 minutes the Blue Screen of Death Appears!. It's so frustrating. I tried using Check Disk but it is stuck on the 4th Stage out of 5. like around 53k. I also tried defraging it. but nothing happens. I am in Safe mode now. hope someone can help me

A:Why my Laptop Freezes and Starts Up again?

Its true that not cleaning the fan for a long time (also dependent on the room you use it in) CAN allow your computer to slow or freeze, either clean it yourself or get it cleaned with compressed air at a pc repair store - shouldn't take them very long to do it, but don't recommend doing it at PC World as they send your computer off to a warehouse somewhere.

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Please help I'm desperate by now, my PC started to behave oddly a few days back, freezing with absolutely everything, I ran CC cleaner, several malware removal software, difrag my HDD, run antivirus and it went back to normal, but it only lasted for a day, today is completely impossible to use ,it freezes the second I move the mouse I can't even open my antivirus because it freezes.
My PC isn't old it has less than a year runs a i5 Intel processor, 8GB ram, B6 Gigabyte motherboard, 1TB HDD and a 950 Gtx nvidea card.

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I got a new custom built computer a month ago, and it's been quite some time since I have been struggling with constant BSODs. I formatted and upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, but still the BSODs persist. The computer seems to BSOD once a while as I'm surfing on Firefox. If that doesn't happen, the screen will freeze up and I get the message "display driver has stopped working and has recovered successfully". All the BSODs have to do with 0x01 memory management. I think it might have something to do with my graphics card. I'll really appreciate some help with this. Thanks for the help.

System specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
2 x 4GB Ram
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950
700W power supply

A:BSOD When Surfing the Internet / Screen...Very Annoying Freezes

Quote: Originally Posted by darkxstorm

I got a new custom built computer a month ago, and it's been quite some time since I have been struggling with constant BSODs. I formatted and upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, but still the BSODs persist. The computer seems to BSOD once a while as I'm surfing on Firefox. If that doesn't happen, the screen will freeze up and I get the message "display driver has stopped working and has recovered successfully". All the BSODs have to do with 0x01 memory management. I think it might have something to do with my graphics card. I'll really appreciate some help with this. Thanks for the help.

System specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
2 x 4GB Ram
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950
700W power supply

Most of these were cuased by your video driver (or card)

I would re-install using this method and the newest version you can find.

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Or Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\052011-19578-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

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A day ago I left my laptop for 10 mins. Like a normal laptop it fades out and I have to move the mouse to make it come back on. Anyway after this happened I tried going on the Internet but after about 5 mins the Internet freezes and can't recover. When I shut it down it either gets stuck on shut down or log off screen and I have to manually shut it down pressing the button. This has happened before but it fixes itself. This time it hasn't and the Internet won't work and it freezes on the shut down/ log off screen. Help!

A:Internet freezes and laptop stuck either on log off or shut down screen. Help!

Hello and welcome to TSF! What is the make and model of your laptop? Have you tired cleaning out the air vents with a can of air? Having clogged air vents can lead to over heating which can result in the symptoms you are having.

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Im running XP,windows starts up,connects then freezes for about 5 minutes?
I push task manager,but that only comes up,when this freeze is over?Ive searched the forums,but found nothing?
Has anyone a clue about this freeze?

A:Starts Up,connects And Then Freezes For 5 Minutes?

5 minutes...surely you jest .It's routine (at least for me) for XP to take 2 minutes or so before the desktop appears and any programs/files can be accessed.I believe this primarily has to do with the 3d-party firewall (Sunbelt Kerio Free) which I use, since I know that the firewall seems to be the last icon which indicates that it is ready for operations.It the time truly is 5 minutes...I suspect that you might start by taking a look at the Event Viewer tabs.What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html Louis

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop, it's a few years old. I'm on Windows 7. The problem I'm having is that the computer will be running fine, and suddenly the computer will begin to start and stop, running so slow that I have to reboot. I can see in the Task Manager that the CPU usage fluctuates between 0% and a normal level. All other indications of the computer 'working' - the processing light on the keyboard, the movement of the mouse, the sound of the computer working - all start and stop in sync. It's like the whole system freezes every half second and then unfreezes again. After rebooting it goes back to normal.

The problem started back in March. At first it happened several times in one week. Then it seemed to go away for a while, and now it's been happening somewhat frequently again (two days in a row just now). I can't think of anything I did back in March that would have caused it, nor can I think of a pattern of what actions trigger it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer freezes up, starts and stops

Is it happening in all applications or just in a browser?

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There is a computer in one of my buildings which appears to start up normally. The thing appears to run normally for about ten minutes then freezes or hangs. Won't Ctrl-Alt-Delete, pulling power plug and re-attaching after 10 seconds then attempting to cold boot seems to have no effect. I can hear the fan whirring, though sometimes it makes a lot of noise (when it boots ok and works,) but I can get no video. This happened before and someone decided to replace the monitor, which I knew then was not the problem. Question: Bad Video Card? Or what else might it be?

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i need some help my compaq motherboard freezes as soon as it start could any one find the solution to my problem ............here is a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJr5mGONmDQ

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I have a dell that is about 4 years old and yesterday after starting up, about 3 minutes after I was at the screen where it shows my wallpaper (i don't know what it is called sorry), the whole computer froze and the only way to turn it off was to shut it down by hand.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I don't think i will be able to show a hijack log because of the computer freezing so quickly.

A:Computer Freezes Shortly after it Starts Up

Do you have an XP Install disc, Recovery Disc, Resource Disc,
Or a Recovery Partition.
What is the Model number of the PC?
Desktop or Laptop?
Do you have a backup of all your personal files on CD-DVD?
If not, why?

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i really need some help. i upgraded to windows sp2 from windows xp. now my monitor freezes up after my windows says loading personal settings. it is my childrens computer and has a fresh hardrive in it. i can start in in safe mode, but i am clueless after that.

A:my monitor freezes up after my windows sp 2 starts

thank you for the quick fix. it worked enough to allow me to get safe mode working well enough to fix my problem. i had to unistall my windows sp2, but got my comp back to normal. thank you again.

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OS: HP Pavillion Notebook PC tx1308nr upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Model#: GS867UA#ABA except upgraded from Vista to 7
Product #: GS867UA
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.90GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Drive: 320 GB Internal Hard Drive
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Driver version 179.67
External Display: Samsung p2370 23" 1920x1080
External Hard Drive: 1TB ext Seagate Drive
Secondary OS: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit from a USB drive


At seemingly random times - most often when I click on something (anywhere) - the screen will start to "freeze". Sometimes it starts by open windows not responding in any way, then progresses to the cursor freezing. This freezed state will last up to a few minutes, then suddenly unfreeze. Frozen windows will indicate "X not responding" on the title bar. This will sometimes occur many times in a row, for hours at a time, with only a few minutes of normal use between freezes (example, 2 minutes frozen, 2 minutes unfrozen, repeat for several hours).

When the screen and/or cursor are frozen, if I move the mouse and attempt to move windows or click a web link or do anything else, (as if the cursor was responding) all of these "unseen" actions will suddenly "catch up" and quickly occur (within a second) after it unfreezes. If I happen to be watching a video on Youtube, when it unfree... Read more

A:Excessive Intermittent/Random screen freezes and internet disconnects

Hello Metsturbo99,

Sorry to hear your computer is randomly freezing.

Have you checked to see if a nasty infection of malware is on your computer? This is most probably always the cause.

Malwarebytes - https://www.malwarebytes.org/
AdwCleaner - AdwCleaner Download

If Malwarebytes picks up anything, please export the log onto your desktop and upload it here.

Thank you,

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Hello all,
I think my problems are of various nature and I start to think it might be hardware related but not too sure. Let me explain a bit about the history.

Around April this year it started, that my Windows 7 pro 64bit system, which was running fine for 2 years had it's hicups. When running Chrome or Skype it just started to freeze every now or then apps didn't run at all. I believed it's was an application issue, but in the end I wasn't able to fresh install Skype anymore so I ran a Malware check.
But no malware was found.

So I thought maybe the registry is so messed up that I might have to look into a fresh install. Also I thought that way I get a fresh clean system and remove old entries that just slow down my machine. I didn't mind doing a clean installation at this point.

I had various problems during the reinstall and ended up till now with roughly 8 reinstallations of my system. All went fine up to the point, when I had to update the netframework. At that point, the updates just failed.

With the latest reinstallation I just skipped the windows updates from 2012 alltogether and it ran fine for a while. Now I get again random freezes (black screen, like if the monitor just switches off) or on boot up it can't find the Desktop and tries to configure it for around 5 minutes.

I ran malware checks, used ccCleaner and avast. Everything looks fine. I also ran the svc check that I found somewhere to do, but wasn't sure how o interpret the data.

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A:Windows 7 randomly freezes, sometimes starts up without Desktop

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt Drive map and listings, using the Snipping TOol in Start Menu. We can see if its configured correctly from that.

Then start working through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

If you withheld installing all Windows Updates after a reinstall then you are not running Win7. YOu should install all Updates and run with Updates set to Automatic. The possibility of Updates messing up your PC is less than one in a million so there is something else wrong most likely.

I would look over these steps which spell out how to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as if you stick closely to them and use only the tools and methods within then you will be assured of having a perfect install. You can then backup a System image in case it becomes irreparable, used to reimage the HD or its replacement in 20 minutes.

Installs should also always be done with only the target HD plugged in, to avoid interference from other HD's. This alone could be a problem which we should be able to see from the screenshot.

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Hey I've read around a lot trying to fix my problem tried to do a clean start up and still freezes. I've tried to restore it to previous settings and still having problems. Sometimes it freezes when i'm logging on and if i make it past that then it usually freezes within the next 1-3 minutes.

Processor - Intel i7-260 3.4 ghz
Ram - 8GB
64 bit Windows 7

Let me know if you guys need anything else... I really would like to avoid having to completely erasing my Hard Drive.
I honestly don't think I've made any changes recently to cause this..

A:Starts up in Safe mode but Freezes in normal

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Do you have a graphics card? If so what is it?

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I have a 64bit windows 7 asus laptop. whether booting normally, or in safe or any other mode, it will start the boot process then freeze. elements of one or two lines of blue screen (possibly the windows background) start to appear at the top of the screen when it freezes. Could this possible be something with the Windows load page? Any help appreciated.


A:Windows 7 Laptop Starts Boot then Freezes

Can you take a picture of this happening?

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When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)

A:Windows starts up, is fine for two minutes, then freezes.

Quote: Originally Posted by seeami

When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)


Remove the recent windows updates and check.


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My computer goes through the boot process, I put in the password, and just after I see the desktop, it freezes. Most of the desktop icons remain white. The hard drive is sounding like it's still active and the HD light continues to flash. It will start in safe mode, though.

I've tried to restore it And ran a virus scan. I've tried re-seating the memory and video card. I don't have any "spare parts" to try and swap out nor do I have the budget (6 kids) to just buy other parts to "hopefully" fix it, and like all of you, I really need this running asap.

Any help or suggestions you can give would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!

A:My computer freezes just after the windows desktop starts

Hello and welcome ashaw mate run these in safe mode first up

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

If you can get Speccy to run say from a stick made on another machine then let us know what the temps are.
I would also like to see what the PSU is putting out too but if the machine is not running past that Window then can you measure the volts on the 24 pin with a digital multimeter - they are not expensive and let us know what the different coloured cables produce.
You just need to put the black lead into any black cabled pin on that socket and then just test the rest ie red , yellow and orange to find the volts. There is one cable that is grey (pin 8) I am interested in what that reads.
See this ATX 24 pin power supply connector pinout diagram @ pinouts.ru just make sure you ground any static electricity from yourself before you touch anything inside the case ie touch a water tap or suchlike.

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