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Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

Q: Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

I need some help very badly. I just bought a rebuilt computer and already I have had the computer lock up and prevent my keyboard or mouse from operating at some point in the session. I am just about ready to take this to another computer repair shop and tell them to go through the system with a fine tooth comb and fix all the remnant problems.
To make matters worse I cannot get the computer to boot if there is anything connected to the USB ports.

Here is a look at my computer's profile from running Belarc Advisor:

Computer Name: User1-1bac5d77e (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:19:58 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2t

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
64 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 8363-686
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 03/27/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
30.74 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
26.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5216CO [CD-ROM drive]
Lite-On LTN483S 48x Max [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6E030L0 [Hard drive] (30.75 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E125QXDE, rev NAR61590, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'BANK_0' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_2' has 256 MB
Slot 'BANK_3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 30.74 GB 26.88 GB free

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller ATI Technologies, Inc. RAGE XL AGP 2X [Display adapter]
Default Monitor
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (2x) VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
Communications Other Devices

Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
primary Auto IP Address: 69.92.119.142 / 23
Gateway: 69.92.118.1
Dhcp Server: 24.116.2.172
Physical Address: 00:50:FC:79:44:FA

Networking Dns Servers: 24.117.104.232
24.116.2.34

Any and all advice will be appreciated. Thank you.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

And here is a HijackThis analysis...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:23:03 AM, on 8/19/2007
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchgateway.net/search...:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:11&q=%s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Defender] "C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe"
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/win...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1187465499302
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe

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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.6

My computer will freeze for a short period of time. It happens constantly, and will happening when even if I am doing something simple like browsing chrome. Everything the computer does just stops, even my cursor. Then after about 5 minutes everything will go back to normal.

A:Computer freezes for a short period of time (Windows 10)

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

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

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

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

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

Hello,

It seems i have narrowed down my issue that I have been dealing with for it seems like months now. Well essentially my system will reboot anytime it sits for an extended period of time (about 15 to 20 Minutes). My computer will go into standby mode. I do have it set for my computer to never sleep but only my screens. I have followed the BSOD instructions and do and those to attach to this post. Here is the additional information regarding this problem...

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? - x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?Full retail version
- What is the age of system (hardware)? Eh, varies video cards about a year old, memory and hardrives are about the same length of time. Chip is fairly new within a few months.
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) OS was freshly reinstalled on 11/17/2011.

All drivers for all pieces of hardware in my machine have had the newest drivers updated, including my video cards. I have also done the BIOS update for both of my video cards available from Palit. Oddly enough i can play Starcraft II for hours and no issue with rebooting... only when it sits for an extended period of time as mentioned earlier. Any ideas woul dbe great...

Thank You,
Josh

A:BSOD after computer sleeps for a short period of time, 0x00000116

Hello Nissan & welcome.

Analyses
Most of your dumps are including your Graphic Driver. So to really make a secure uninstall and get rid of the leftover files of the uninstallation from the Control Panel, we'll use some specific tools. The little guide below tells you what to do to uninstall and install your Nvidia-driver.

Tutorial

i) Find your driver here, save it to your desktop
ii) Download Driver sweeper, for the leftover files
iii) Uninstall your driver from the Control Panel
iv) While rebooting, go into safe-mode without internet (tip: plugout your LAN cable or disconnect wireless)
v) Run Driver Sweeper, click all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them all
vii) Head into Windows, without internet
viii) Install the Driver from the desktop

Summary

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
???????????????????????????????
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
???????????????????????????????
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
Fred.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

I have a very similar problem to this person, (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic160500.html) except I am running Windows XP home edition.
I downloaded a file I presumed would be safe, scanned it with Mcafee before opening it and unwittingly installed Total Secure 2009.
My computer then froze up so I had to restart. On restart, I managed to scan using Mcafee and Ad-aware, Mcafee found RemAdm-Generic (C:\windows\system32\LMInit.dll), Ad-aware found a few PuP's I removed.
I then restarted again, and a new account had been created "Admin" and I couldn't open the task manager on other accounts.
I tried to run MBAM, but after 3-4ish minutes the computer logged me out, then froze on the login screen.
Anyone help out? I don't like having to restart every 3-4 minutes

A:Task manager - disabled, computer freezes up after a short period of time, "VIRUS ALERT!" on the right of clock

First:Download ESET SysInspectorhttp://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php- Start program through the SysInspector.exeThe program will collect information about the situation on your machine.- When "inspector" is ready and log file - generated, select File> Save Log- Confirm their wishChoose to save the file somewhere and then upload on http://4storing.com/ (when you open the page, click on the Great Britain flag to open the page in English), then give me the link.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Hello.

I encountered several BSODs within days of each other. I don't play games or download anything on my PC. I just use it for surfing the net and general usage (mostly Office). I also technically faced a blue screen just 2 days ago. I clicked on a folder and suddenly my monitor flickered and I saw a flash of blue before it went black.

I am using Windows 7 32 bit.

I am not very tech savvy so I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Attached are the minidump files.

Thank you very much.

A:Several BSODs within short period of time

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800db97408, fffff8800db96c60, fffff880012ba9d7}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsTeardownStructures+77 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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As we can see a memory volume is corrupt somewhere, so lets see if we can track it down.

Can you try this please: Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello, recently my laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400, running WinXP Media Edition)'s been failing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in. I'm unable to install an antivirus because the laptop freezes during installation. Safe Mode seems to be, well, safer, although even so it has frozen.

I'm unable to install the antivirus (Kaspersky) in Safe Mode because Windows Installer is disabled, and none of the solutions I've found online seem to do the trick. And I suspect that even if i could get the installer to work, it'd freeze halfway through anyway.

I have no idea what's causing the freezing; it might not even be a virus at all. I've noticed that the laptop always freezes at the "Copying new files" stage of the Kaspersky installation, although whether that has something to do with my own timing or that procedure I can't guess. Also, the time that the computer did freeze in Safe Mode, I was attempting to rename a file.

The computer is completely frozen; Num Lock / Scroll Lock can't be activated/deactivated, the mouse doesn't move, etc. I can't even shut down without either pulling the plug out or holding onto the power button.
 

A:Laptop freezes after a short period of time

That model has been out for about three years? How long have you had your Inspiron 6400?

We need to know the configuration, including hard drive size, brand, free space, as well as memory installed.

It could be that the CPU cooling is too full of dust, hair, fiber, etc. to cool adequately... or that the hard drive is failing, or that you have inadequate memory. But it could simply be an infestation that needs to be cleaned out.

Have you tried re-enabling Windows Installer? Have you attempted to use MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware, ComboFix, Windows Defender, Spy Sweeper, Spyware Doctor, or other top-flite spyware detectors and removers?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

My laptop is shutting down after a short period of time.  This started about two months after installing windows 10.   I checked my settings and they are what I want so resetting them probably won't help.  I saw an answer to this problem that read as follows:   What does "remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'." mean?   I don't see a box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen' with a tick. Open windows Control Panel, open Personalization, click the Screen Saver link in the bottom right and in the following window adjust the 'Wait' time to a more acceptable figure and remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply, then Ok to save this setting. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

My laptop is shutting down after a short period of time.  This started about two months after installing windows 10.   I checked my settings and they are what I want so resetting them probably won't help.  I saw an answer to this problem that read as follows:   What does "remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'." mean?   I don't see a box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen' with a tick. Open windows Control Panel, open Personalization, click the Screen Saver link in the bottom right and in the following window adjust the 'Wait' time to a more acceptable figure and remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply, then Ok to save this setting. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Please help me with my BSOD issues. Here is what you asked for. Thanks in advance!

? OS - Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

?What was original installed OS on system? - brand new build, finished 2 days ago

? OEM version or full retail version? -full retail version

? Age of system - 3 days old

? Age of OS installation - 3 days

? CPU - intel core i7 920

? Video Card - ATI radeon hd 5750 (visiontek)

? MotherBoard - asus p6x58d premium

? Power Supply - corsair 750tx

A:BSOD after playing WOW for a short period of time

Any ideas or do I need to post this elsewhere? The system seems fine until playing WoW anywhere between 15-60 mins of play time...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I'll cut to the chase - my computer is crashing, a lot. It seems to do it mostly when I am either 1) allowing it to idle and do nothing for more than a few seconds, or 2) performing medial tasks like writing in Word or something like that.

All of my info is attached in a zipped file.

I'm specifically focused on the three most recent crashes (Codes 3b, 24, and 1e) . There should be a lot more in there because my system seems to bug-check if I leave it idle for more than 20-30 seconds, but my computer wasn't creating .dmp files until I ran chkdsk with both options selected.

Let me know if you need any further info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Several Different BSOD Errors - Short Time Period

Bump?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I have a home server running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a PC with an Asus P5N-D motherboard. (nVidia 750i SLI chipset, nForce 10/100/1000 NIC)
We have around 10TB of hard drives connected to it and all are in RAID 1. (two 2TB+2TB arrays with Seagate Green drives and one 1TB+1TB array with Seagate 7200.12 drives)
Randomly, it will decide to slow down from gigabit to 100mbps. (My router shows gigabit as orange and 100mbps as green)
That's very unfortunate for us seeing as we transfer hundreds of gigs of data through it regularly.
If I unplug the cable from my router (Netgear N600 DR3700, DD-WRT v24-sp2 (02/17/11) st) and immediately reconnect it, it goes back to gigabit. (The light also switches from green, 100mbps, to orange, gigabit)

Here is a screenshot of my advanced network settings box.

And here are the settings I have selected:

Network Address: Not Present
Priority and VLAN: Priority Enabled
Speed/duplex settings: Auto Negotiation
VLAN ID: 1
EVERYTHING else is set to Disable

Under Power Management, "Allow .... turn off to save power" is unchecked.
Any help? I'd rather it stay in gigabit mode.
Thanks.

A:NIC slows its speed down after short period of time.

Hi YoMaMMa186, welcome to seven forums. Have you got the latest nvidia drivers for your board :- NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.57 WHQL If not try an update.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 81.6

I have fairly new gateway computer with vista on it and my internet stops working when it either seems to get overloaded or for about 15 min and no one can seem to help so far and hoping someone can help. below is the info i think im supposed to post with a question.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:51:31 PM, on 12/1/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\3.5.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\My Lockbox\flockbox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller\revouninstaller.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACG...d7818u&c=BBR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = PreserveR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsof... Read more

A:internet on vista works for a very short period of time

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

First of all, I'm running on Windows XP, service pack 2

Everytime I reboot, my internet browsers (firefox, avant browser, i.e.) stop working after a short period of time (usually between 15-20 minutes). The weird thing is that even though the internet browser stops working and starts to display a "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error, my AIM and torrent program still works and runs perfectly fine.

This is my HiJackThis log if you guys will please take the time to analyze it

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:58:01 PM, on 4/21/2007
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.ex... Read more

A:My internet browser stops working after a short period of time

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

I have been having this problem for about a year now where my computer hangs for a few seconds and then resumes. During the 'freeze', I can still move my mouse, but programs stall or won't open until the freeze is 'over'. If there is a media player playing, it'll freeze and loop the audio or just crash completely. When I'm listening to music, It'll stop and then resume after the freeze. The problem never leads to BSOD or anything, but it's getting pretty annoying.

I have run chkdsk several times and there were no errors and I'm sure all of my drivers are updated.

Anyone know what the problem may be?

A:Computer hangs for a short period and then resumes

I think its a small virus causing the problem. You can check online with many brands of antivirus to see what you might have.
The virus may be taking many resources from your computer so you have this issues or perhaps its part of the problems that the virus is supposed to do.
Also, I suggest you to make a backup of your files because you never know what these kind of problems will lead to
Tell us if you find a virus during your checks.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

I am running XP SP3 and use Firefox 2.0.0.15. I recently started losing my Internet connection (running a NetGear wireless PC card on my laptop) at random a few minutes after startup. Downloaded Windows Live OneCare trial version to sweep for viruses. Found a Trojan horse and deleted, along with some cookies. Problem persisted. Got a new wireless card...problem migrated from lost Internet connection to frozen system, freezing anywhere from 5 to 100 minutes after startup during Internet usage. I had downloaded a couple of plug-ins to Firefox but uninstalled them, thinking that was the problem. It froze again about 10 minutes ago. I have not been able to normally shut down the computer in a few days and it can't be good.

I have run CHKDSK and Defrag operations. The admin menu says my HD is "healthy" and these analytical tools haven't found anything wrong yet. I haven't found the tool that checks for physical defects. Should I do that?

My computer runs hot with the cooling fan running non-stop, so I think heat might be the problem, but it's been like this since I bought it four years ago and it's just acting up now. I'm about to purchase a notebook cooler, but I want to know if something else is the problem. My computer froze while I was writing this, so I installed my old wireless card and will see if that helps, but I'm not putting any money on it...it didn't change a thing and, in fact, the computer runs worse. My old wireless card was fine for a year straigh... Read more

A:Computer freezing after short period of use (5-60 minutes)

bumped...computer now has 512MB RAM (max for this model).

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74

Model: Dell XPS 15 9560
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz
RAM: 16Gb DDR4
GPU: GTX1050 (Intel HD630 Integrated)
OS: Windows 10

So this has been an issue with my PC pretty much since I got it back in September however has just recently gotten so bad that it can't be ignored. When running a large program such as Counter Strike or Rocket League the game will run fine at around 190fps/150fps respectively however shortly after will drop to an apparent '60fps' however it is extremely laggy and looks more like 10. This occasionally will fix itself for around a minute then break again. Recently though it will not fix and the whole computer system will lag until the application is closed. It will then take up to 5 minutes for the PC to run normally again.

At first I thought it was a thermal issue but have downloaded multiple PC monitoring programs and found this not to be the case. CPU and GPU sit at around 70C / 60C. I have reinstalled and updated drivers including the integrated graphics driver and have factory reset my PC 3 times. Nothing seems to work.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

So I have a somewhat halfway decent computer on windows 8.1 intel core i3-2130 cpu 3.40 ghz with 6 gb of ram 64 bit system that has been a consistently good computer for doing the basics google searching youtube playing small games even able to run smite on lowest with decent frames per second and minimal lag but ever since yesterday this computer is trash

it started when even at the desktop it would take twice as long for everything to work like using the search bar or starting smite would all take longer even some instant things became 2 second things smite would lag like crazy and completely froze or crashed multiple times which is all completely new things to me it seemed to lag more oddly enough after using the text chat feature

these problems were hard to solve as even the desktop would freeze when i tried to get some of the newest computer updates i had to shut my computer down 20 times since yesterday which cant be healthy

after a bit i got stuck in the this pc needs to restart blue screen loop so i listened to a youtube video that told me how to stop it using command prompt it did it one more time still afterwards then went back to normal all ran fine so i played a game of smite halfway thru it lagged hard then crashed at the very end

the last software installed was minecraft a week ago we have no virus protection but the firewall is on but i tried to do a system recovery of the day before this started and it failed because something in the c drive called like ... Read more

A:My computer has become trash in a one day time period

sorry for no commas and bad structure i am desperate and didnt have the nerve to take my time during this post
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

Hi thanks for reading, I have a really weird problem with my PC, which I built myself at the end of last year.

It worked fine until, some months ago, when I was playing Call of Duty 4, the frame rate dropped drastically (I play it all High smoothly with an XFX 8600 GT). I thought it strange but expected it to stop in a few moments, but after a few seconds the whole computer shut off.

This had never happened before, so thinking it was some random error I switched it on, went off for awhile and when I came back it was off once more. I started it up again only to have it shut off by itself again after some booting.

Desperate, this repeated for a couple of times till I opened the casing cover, checked everything was connected, closed the casing and started it up. However, this time I had left my computer tower lying on the floor, instead of it standing straight up as it was previously. Strangely, it didn't shut off.

This works until now- a day ago I stood the tower straight up while it was on. It didn't turn off for a long time (about an hour or so) then it shut off. So now it's lying on the floor again.

Please help if you can! I have no idea what's happening...

I do have some other problems with my PC since I am a completely amateur to PC building and was rather surprised to find my rig works the first time after assembly, but I'm sure that they're not related to this. I'm thinking it's a cooling problem but I've no idea where t... Read more

A:Computer shuts down after a period of time

Hey there Beanbag

Yea it might be an overheating problem but its not to say.... your graphics card could be overheating or even the processor.... It could also be that your PSU is giving in....

Everest home Edition - good program to test your temperature and also gives you other valuable system information....

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Everest-Home-Edition-Download-16369.html#download_locations

Spyder_1386
 

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My desktop computer recently got BSOD once. I thought it was nothing and so I restarted my PC. After around 10 minutes, it BSODed again. I restarted again and boom! After around 10-15 minutes, another BSOD appeared. What could be the problem? Did something I recently installed cause this?(MagicJack) Or other malfunctions? My computer is really weak and was busted several times before and It was loaded with games but I managed to uninstall almost all of them 2 weeks before it got the BSOD
SPECS
Pentium 4 3.00 ghz
nVidia GeForce 210
1 Gig ram
60 GIG of total harddrive space, around 36 Gig left
Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU(Motherboard)
Windows XP SP3
 

A:Computer always BSODs after a certain period of time

You left out one of the most important items. What is the exact make and model of your power supply?
 

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Hey guys,
So I am running an Hp Pavilion a6244n computer with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have just started to recently have some really annoying issues. When I try to open google chrome (or any other program really) the computer doesn't do anything for literally like 3 minutes, then it opens. Now when it opens it will work for a little while but then it will stop trying to load pages. I will hit new tab and it will just load a white page and I can't do anything. It took me 5 minutes to get to this website alone. After awhile the computer starts working and everything is smooth but then it freezes up again. I can still click stuff but it doesn't load or do anything. Another example is in Windows Media Player. When I click to play a new song sometimes it just says media changing for a good 5 minutes before it ever works or if I hit the X to close it, it will take just as long. Nothing works at all when the computer freezes. I can't open anything like computer or control panel nor can I close anything. Any ideas?

A:Computer randomly freezes for a period of time

Can I assume you're defragging your hard drive regularly?

If so, then try booting into Safe Mode with Networking. Then attempt to get on the web and see if that makes any difference. If not, the problem is likely hardware related. So you could run a hard drive diagnostic program and check temperatures and voltages in BIOS to determine whether there's overheating or a power issue. You can also run mdsched.exe or Memtest86 to test for RAM errors.

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Hey guys, I guess I'm back somehow. I've been missing in action from the computer scene for a good deal of time now.

I'm thinking about getting a job at Fry's, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. but in the computer department.

I went MIA from the computer scene around when we started getting the AMD 64 3200+ or so, and when the Radeon XT's started coming out.

So what I'm trying to find out is what new technologies have been introduced since then? What are the newer and hotter video cards, mobos, processors, and even audio devices out on the market and perhaps which are better performing if at all (not benchmarks but for example a P4 > Celeron)?

I see all these new video cards and processors and it just makes my head spin.

If anyone could just list what's come out since then and the new cards out and any new technology that'd be very sweet, I'd appreciate it.

Appologizies if in the wrong forum, I tried to fit it best.
 

A:Progression of computer components over a period of time

i cant believe i dissed Intels

Well first off, i guess i should introduce myself...so hello

I think some technologies that are big now...

SLi-Nivida dual card tech (think PCI express) ..and ATI's answer to it (crossfire?)
Dual Core CPUS (plus the fact that the prescott core is terrible)
SATA drives (3g is the newest that is)

and o yea..blue neon lights..just kidding


sean
 

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I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

A:Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

Hello,

Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

Richard

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Hello-
Here's the problem I'm having: If I leave my computer on for an extended period of time (3+ hours) my computer is slow. I open up task manager and see msmsgs.exe is using up 100% of the cpu. Ending process does not stop the cpu from being used up... explorer.exe uses 100% after I end msmsgs.exe.

I've run Ad-Aware, Adaware VX2, Spybot search, CWShredder, as well as trend micro's online virus search and my own Norton Antivirus. I can't find what is causing the problem.

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:56:03 PM, on 3/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\nvraidservice.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
F:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
F:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:HijackThis- msmsgs.exe uses 100% cpu if computer left on for extended period of time

Hi Chris and welcome to TSF.

Is MSN Messenger doing anything special (besides having IM chats) when it reaches 100% cpu usage?

Let's try disabling some programs there to see if it helps.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "F:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] F:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

Check and fix ALL the O18 entries below related to Logitech, except for the first line (see below). Leave that entry unchecked:

O18 - Protocol: bw+0 - {00023EC9-21B9-4198-912A-39C403681302} - F:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll

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HELP PLEASE. I had tried everything i had alrealdy ran all programs from techdump spyware removal but avg antispyware, except i cannot run avg. i tried to run superantyspyware, after scanning a few files the blue screen of death pops out, and i keep getting an error related w/ BIOS setting. i had to shut off the computer and then restarted it.
blue screen of death also comes when i tried to d/l when i go online to some website + when i try to download something
computer is on a network, windows xp professional 2
had tried all programs from techdump spyware removal
BLUE SCREEN ERROR: STOP 0X0000008E (0XC0000005,0X81DEE731,0XA98C2C3C,0x00000000)
please help thanks.
i do not have the windows xp cd to reinstall it.

A:Computer Keeps Crashing When Running Spyware Or After A Period Of Time After Going Online

The symptoms you describe could be due to hardware or overheating problems caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, etc. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis. Some rootkits can also trigger BSODs, shutdowns and various stop error/shutdown messages so it would also be wise to perform a scan for this type of problem. Download and scan with Sophos Anti-rootkit, Panda AntiRootkit or AVG Anti-Rootkit.Before performing an ARK scan it is recommended to do the following to ensure more accurate results and avoid common issues that may cause false detections.Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver. Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.Note: Not all hidden components detected by ARKs are malicious. It is normal for a Firewall, some Anti-virus and Anti-malware software (ProcessGuard, Prevx1, AVG AS), sandboxes, virtual machines and Host based Intrusion Pr... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I had quite the confusing issue on my hands. I believe it to be hardware related but i could be wrong. I had recently built a system and installed Windows 7 on it. Everything appeared to work flawlessly. The only issue is if the computer is off for an extended period of time (thinking around 4+ hours) it will reboot itself before it can enter the login screen (although it does make it to the loading screen).

After a lot of troubleshooting, i realized that simply flipping the switch on and off on the back of the power supply will allow it to boot into windows fine. Also, using the repair utility on windows will let me boot in fine too (without reseting the power supply manually i believe).

I thought it may have been a power supply issue but i have replaced it with a higher wattage, high end one and the issue still occurs. The Ram is checking out OK too.

The only thing i can think of is that there is an issue with the motherboard. I assume when the system is off the motherboard still has power since the keyboard light remains on. It seems i need to kill the power to the board completely.

Or maybe this is a Windows 7 issue since its relatively new?

The fact that this only occurs if the system is off for 4+ hours really puzzles me. Besides this one error the system runs beautifully.

I am really at a loss here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer restarts on login if shutdown for long period of time

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hi there folks...
i recently aquired a throw away desktop from my girlfriends office..reinstalled windows...installed a bunch of my software...and pretty much just made it my owne...i was waiting on a code to activate windows when an itunes glic crashed my comp n network last night..it threw my date and time off and when i reset it..the 11 days i had left to obtain an activation code turned to zero...i tried moving my computers dateback in bios with no luck...i cant get into windows n i have no codes...ne help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
thanks

A:30 day activation period cut short

When you try to boot XP a page should open with Let's Activate Windows at the top. There should be three options, Yes, let's activate Windows now over the Internet, Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and you have already precluded the other option. Once you have a valid product code click on the option that you wish to use and it should prompt you through the process.

Where are you getting the product code from?

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The last 2 days i have noticed that after around 30mins or so i can no longer open files/internet/pics etc

Nothing can be opened but window tabs can be minimized and have full use of mouse and keyboard.

I cant open task manage when this happens and only a restart works.
This can only be done manually via the reset button on base unit and not via Windows restart function.

Ive run full AV scan with MSE and came back clean.

Not installed any programs within this time, the only thing that i can think of updating was Firefox 2 days ago.

many thanks for any help

A:PC freezing after short period

If you created a System Restore point prior to updating Firefox, you could use that restore point to roll back your system.

If you don't already have it, and can get on the web (or otherwise place a downloaded installer on the problem computer), you should try a full scan with Malwarebytes after allowing it to update.

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I keep randomly having BSOD on WIN 7 x64 when i left it on for long periods of time without using it. Sometimes though rarely, the whole OS will not respond to anything while i'm using and i have little choice but to use the reboot button. I have no idea what causes this issue. This has been happening since i got this computer roughly 1 year plus ago but i didn't really bothered till recently as it's getting more frequent. Was hoping someone can shed some light on to what is giving this issue to me.

System Summary
OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
CPU : Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz
Memory : 8190 MB RAM
Graphics card : ATI Radeon HD 5970
Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC P7P55D-E PRO (Bios ver 1602)
Sound Card : Creative SB X-fi
HDD : 1 TB sata 3 WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 (Split into 2 partition)

A:Random BSOD when computer is left idling for prolong period of time

The crash is due to your Marvell controller drivers for your hard disk. The drivers appear to be corrupted.

First uninstall through Device Manager. Log in as an administrative user -> Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager -> Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers -> Right click the Marvell device -> Click Uninstall (Do not hit OK after clicking Uninstall) -> Put a tick in the box to delete the driver software for this device -> Click OK -> Restart the computer if asked.

Download the latest drivers for the Marvell Controllers device: ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P7P55D-E PRO -> Windows 7 64bit -> SATA ->






  
Quote: Originally Posted by ASUS - Motherboards


Marvell 9123/9120 Controller Driver V1.0.0.1042 for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)


Install the Marvell 9123/9120 Controller Driver software.

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I have just built computer with Asus motherboard with RAID. Operating system is Windows 98. When machine is left for a short while it goes onto screen saver but when left for a longer period it fails to respond, with cursor appearing in top left hand corner, and the only way to restart is to press reset button. Anyone any ideas please?
 

A:Machine crashes after short period of non-use

Sounds like you have it set to hibernate or go into standby, check your settings under power management in control panel.
 

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In the past few weeks I have noticed a considerable slowdown of my system with the occasional max out on CPU usage to 100% an not being able to do anything other then reboot the system. I have ran SpyBot S&D and Adaware SE and nothing major comes up, just the usual cookies and tracker things that you get from going to various sites like pogo.com and other safe sites. However my computer has been used by a member of my family recently and I am not sure if maybe she had picked something up by accident. While I am not computer savvy I do know the basics of knowing when there might be a problem. Its been quite some time since I have had any problems like this and thought that I would ask here. I understand that all of you are quite busy and if you have the time I would kindly appreciate if you take a look. If not then no worries at all. Thank you again

LM
Here is my HijackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:46:16 AM, on 2008-01-23
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:100% CPU usage and my computer locks up from time to time

Was bumped to page 20 and I haven't heard anything since originally posted. Any help is appreciated when you have time. Thanks a bunch.-- LM
 

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Please help! My Windows Vista Home Premium continuously freezes after a short period of not using it. It can vary from 30 minutes to an hour or two. I do not have screen savers and turning off monitors or hard disks on.

I've checked a couple of the forum threads here, and I noticed someone helped somebody else with a similar problem (Windows freezes in idle time). I did all the actions "usasma" suggested in his post, so hopefully I can get some much appreciated assistance.

I'm uploading these files that the user "usasma" said to upload, in hopes that someone can help me fix the issue. Oh and I am using a laptop, so upgrading the hardware would be difficult for me.

Thank you all very much!

A:Help! Vista freezes after a short period of idle!

I've tried to use the disk check, and virus scanners. I haven't had any luck finding any problems. I tried defragmenting, but the computer freezes before I can finish defragmenting.

Please help!

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I installed 10 on three machines and one has a mind of it's own when it comes to sleeping.  No matter how I set the power settings or screen savers if I get up and walk away from the machine it has gone into sleep mode when I come back.    In some respects it could be a useful thing, but since I'm not choosing for this to happen, it's a problem.

A:Windows 10 PC Going To Sleep After Short Period Of Inactivity

I installed 10 on three machines and one has a mind of it's own when it comes to sleeping.  No matter how I set the power settings or screen savers if I get up and walk away from the machine it has gone into sleep mode when I come back.    In some respects it could be a useful thing, but since I'm not choosing for this to happen, it's a problem.
I've discovered this issue predates Windows 10 and some online posters noticed something I have been able to verify in my situation.  It you restart, boot up, or wake from sleep with the power button the system doesn't go to sleep after a brief period of idling.  If you wake it from sleep with keyboard or mouse it does go to sleep.  I think better stated would be, it returns to sleep.  This discovery explains why at times I have thought the issue had somehow been resolved. Using the power button to wake up a system is an OK work around, but not ideal.

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This is an odd problem. This has been happening for a few days now and I'm at a bit of a loss about what the problem is exactly. It seems to have started after a recent Windows update, but I'm not sure exactly what specific element has screwed things up for me and it may have taken a bit of time for me to notice the problem due to the nature of it. I wouldn't know when to roll back my system to even if I was willing to try, and I'm not at this point.

If I leave Windows 10 alone for more than a few minutes, it freezes. This happens without fail and it's consistent. Any more than five minutes give or take a minute or two and it's frozen hard and requires a hard reset. Ctrl alt del doesn't work, alt tab doesn't work, nothing but the power button or the reset button on the case has any affect.

There is no error message, there is no spinning wheel mouse icon, the mouse pointer doesn't move. It's just frozen and no input does anything. The screen just has a still image of whatever was displaying when it happened and audio is also dead, no system sounds or anything. There was sound once, but it was when I had a game running and left it too long, and it was just that locked up audio buzzing sound. It's a hard lockup of my system and not just the video getting stuck.

It also doesn't matter if something is running. If I have a video or game running, it still happens. As long as I'm not actively inputting something with an input device such as the keyboard, mouse, or a gamepad it lo... Read more

A:Windows 10 hard freeze when Idle for a short period.

Hi, some thoughts and a possible temporary 'fix' to get you by for now.. while you research the many threads there are on sleep issues on the forum, and some questions that may help anyone looking at this.

First, have a look at this and see if it relates to your situation:
Solved Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ? - Windows 10 Forums

If not fixed:
1. If you put your PC to sleep or into hibernation manually, can you resume successfully?
2. Have you tried a clean boot - what happens?
3. You can also use shellexview (freeware) to disable shell extensions (hide all MS items first, the disable the rest) and see what happens- should not need to restart to try.

Finally, to keep you going for now: try downloading and installing 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).
Running this may stop your PC going into this odd state.

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A couple of months ago, I had one of my graphics card 'die'/Code 43 on me (you can see the thread about it here: Could my graphics card have died?), and now my second graphics card has done the same thing - except I haven't had the same 'monitor not displaying' problems that I had with the first one.

I was playing Just Cause 2 at the time (it's not that power-hungry at all really), and it wasn't that long into the game when the graphics went funny and crashed/froze my computer.

[Force] restarting my computer, I was greeted with these lines (sorry for the slightly blurry image - the RAM was still counting up at the time of this picture btw):

I still had the Code 28 [under "3D Video Controller"] even after I installed the latest graphics driver [80% sure of it], and I still have it now.
However one thing has changed since the previous problem: I installed a 64-bit Windows 7 [Home Premium still] back in January (2011) - so perhaps that's why I didn't get a BSOD this time.
ps. I have never overclocked my cards, and I don't think I ever want to (too risky for my liking).

A:Probability of both graphics cards with probs within a short period?

It could certainly be the graphics card. I would check the monitor cables and stuff before just assuming though.

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Have only had my T480 for a few days and Constantly plagued by an issue with the trackpoint and it's buttons. After a random period ranging from 1 minute to 10 minutes, the trackpoint stops working entirely; the touchpad becomes extremely laggy. After about 30 seconds the touchpad is working correctly however the trackpoint and its buttons stop working all together. The only way I have found to solve it, is rebooting the system, however it happens after every reboot. On occasion the trackpoint will work after this, but for only a second before failing to work again. This appears to be random, maybe after 15 minutes of it failing, after forgetting it's broken and trying to use it. This is after updating the Touchpad and pointer drivers, ensuring im on the latest BIOS.However this exact same issue occurs on a Linux partition, which leads me to believe it's a hardware fault.Has anyone experienced this before?

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I run XP home SP2 on a gateway desktop. I leave the system running 24/7 (use a wirless laptop through the gateway desktop to print). After a period of inactivity (the lenght varies) the system locks up. The the desktop is still visable on the screen and the mouse pointer is frozen. I am not able to access the task manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) so I am forced to use the power button to shut down and reboot. I am not real tech-minded but sometimes I surprise myself. Any ideas.

A:System Locks Up After A Period Of Inactivity

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time the system locks up.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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My computer goes to sleep in just a short time after using. If a longer time it has to be restarted. Would appreciate some help if any one knows the problem. I use IE and Vista.
 

A:computer goes to sleep short time after use

Have you checked the Power settings?
Right click the Desktop
Personalize > Screen Saver > Change power settings link
This will show you when the monitor and or hard drive is set to go to sleep. If you want to extend the time frame or disable the sleep option entirely, you can reconfigure it there.

Do you have Service Pack one for Windows Vista installed?
Let us know what you find.
 

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This started a couple nights ago. My computer was refusing to go to sleep; every time I tried to put it into sleep mode, it would still be running and wake up immediately if I moved my mouse or pressed a key on my keyboard. This happens once in a while, and is usually fixed by closing uTorrent. I tried this, however, and it didn't work. I found this page and followed its instructions to open command prompt and try to find what was preventing my computer from sleeping. Command prompt told me that the culprit was mst.exe, which I searched for on Google and found mixed results about (some said it was a normal computer process, some said it was a virus). With more haste than I should have, I opened Task Manager and ended the process mst.exe, which allowed me to put my computer to sleep. The next morning I woke up my computer and used it for a few minutes before things stopped responding. I could still move my mouse, but clicking anywhere always resulted in "[program name] (not responding)". I couldn't open or close anything, Ctrl+Alt+Delete wasn't doing anything, etc. My computer was essentially useless unless I wanted to watch my mouse move around the screen. I held down the power button and turned my computer back on, but later that day (I'm guessing about 6 hours later, although that estimate could be way off) the same thing happened. I restarted my computer the same way and now this happened within a couple hours. This has happened a few times now and seems to be something th... Read more

A:Computer stops responding after a short time

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hi,

In the last week or so, my computer has lost the ability to shutdown normally.
After that, nothing will open (command prompt, task manager, etc..) but the computer is not frozen. Now, when I turn the computer on, it seems like after 10 or 15 minutes, the same thing happens.

I have used Avast! antivirus software and it found [email protected] (was marked as a rootkit) and win32:dowloader-HQR (trojan).

However, after have quarantined these problems, the computer has not been fixed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer stops responding after short time

You are still infected. Please head over to Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help and post there for more help.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Hello All A newbie here but a seasoned computer user. I have been stumped! I also have this problem of compter freezing after idle and screensaver starts. No viruses or spy where or bad memory nor bad graphics card ect. cpu running at 35 Deg Cel. power supply running fine and all pluged in as normal. I have run scan after scan to find nothing! Any ideas would be a great help!

ALSO PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR PEOPLE IN NEED FROM KATRINAS WRATH.
Thanks,

Brian

A:My computer freezes after short time of activity.

Have you tested the hdd? I'd run the hdd manufacturers diagnostic tool on the drive to make sure it's healthy.Having said that it could be a software problem, has this started after installing something new?The next time it freezes have a look here:StartControl PanelPerformance and MaintenaceAdmin ToolsEvent ViewerSystemHighlight a error then click properties, then click on the link below For more information, see Help and Support Center as this may give you information on how to solve the error.

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Anyway, this is a brand new APU build. I've only had the computer for a few days now, anytime I try and play Dayz for example after a good amount of time it will just BSOD on me, after a restart and lets say you try and launch the game again, it will BSOD during the loading process. If you try and run lets say two games at once, it'll BSOD after a little while. I have a strong feeling it's a heat issue with the stock heatsink, and I have a 212 evo coming Monday, so I would hope that would be the cause but to make sure I rather ask some other people.
I know for a fact this stock heatsink isn't able to cool this chip, because you can check Core Temp, or Speecy, and the chip is at around 70C+ which of course you panic and kind of lay off of it for a little bit, a few days ago I actually believe it hit 93C before I shut the computer down. That's way too hot, so I do believe the majority of these BSOD are heat related, but it could be heat and driver related possibly as well?

Anyway here are my computer specifications as well...
Motherboard: GA-F2A85XM-D3H
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance 1600Mhz
CPU: AMD A8-6500 GFX Radeon 8570D
Hard drive: 320GB Seagate 7200RPM
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W

Currently chip temp with just the internet browser open is literally 68C, I think these BSOD are heat related...What do you think? I am pretty certain, lol

I have included the ZIP of the dump files and such, as stated per sticky thread.

A:BSOD while playing any game for long/short period, STOP 0xA0000001

The dumps were caused by your APU graphics driver:
Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis
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BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+23c5c )
A0000001 is unique to AMD graphics.

atikmdag.sys | Driver Reference Table

Code:
fffff880`074f7738 fffff880`0485cc5c atikmdag+0x23c5c
fffff880`074f7778 fffff880`04870f77 atikmdag+0x37f77
fffff880`074f7778 fffff880`04870f77 atikmdag+0x37f77
fffff880`074f77e0 fffff880`0485ee80 atikmdag+0x25e80
fffff880`074f77f8 fffff880`0486eb99 atikmdag+0x35b99
fffff880`074f7828 fffff880`048b9af7 atikmdag+0x80af7
fffff880`074f7868 fffff880`048b9c39 atikmdag+0x80c39
fffff880`074f78a8 fffff880`048b9cf4 atikmdag+0x80cf4
fffff880`074f79a8 fffff880`048b9e15 atikmdag+0x80e15
fffff880`074f79d0 fffff880`048b9c24 atikmdag+0x80c24
fffff880`074f79f8 fffff880`048c190b atikmdag+0x8890b
fffff880`074f7a18 fffff880`048c1736 atikmdag+0x88736
fffff880`074f7a48 fffff880`048b70e8 atikmdag+0x7e0e8
fffff880`074f7a78 fffff880`0485e7f6 atikmdag+0x257f6

Code:
fffff880`04839000 fffff880`053ac000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
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PC specs

OS: Windows XP Pro 32Bit SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Memory: Corsair DDR2(PC2-6400) 400MHz (DDR 800) 2GB x2(4GB Total)
HDD: Western Digital 400GB(OS) 500GB(Storage) and 1TB(Storage)
Video Card: Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW 22in
PSU: Corsair 750W TX-750W
Case: Thermaltake V9 Tower Black

Okay so i've had this new PC almost 1 month now I believe(Maybe a little less). Everything was going pretty well until a few days ago, it suddenly restarted after quickly flashing the Blue Screen(Way too fast to read).

Then after everytime I boot it restarts at random times giving the quick blue screen and restarting. Sometimes it restarts just before loading windows logon screen, then sometimes a few mins after windows has fully loaded. The max time i've had it running was probably 10-15 mins.

I've tried formatting it quite a few times only to have the exact same problem, nothing had changed hardware or software wise to cause anything like this. Also no POST beeps so that doesn't help.

I've found out that the HDD isn't the problem, i'm running it right now and it works fine. I've also tried installing on multiple HDD's and keep having the same problem, both IDE and SATA.

Before this, the PC was working very well, except for not being able to boot from disc, like WinXP for example. Yet I'm using the same DVD burner now in this older PC and it boots CDs and DVDs fine. :s


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A:Blue screen quickly flashes and restarts after short period of booting

First you need to stop the restarts so you can read the BSOD.

Turn off auto restart - right click my computer, properties, left click advanced, and in the startup and recovery section left click the settings button and uncheck the box 'automatically restart'... next time it will blue screen properly, then you make a note of the exact message and post it here.

Second, since the hd's use 2 different controllers, the mobo isn't a prime suspect (new you say?).

Check your temps and voltages during any period where it stays on for a bit.

Check that the cpu heatsink is secure (socket 775 stock units can be hard to seat).

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Hi, I have recently built my own PC but when im using it, It constantly freezes for about 20-30 seconds then it works again but it keeps doing it, and the Hard Drive light stays on during the freeze and when it starts flashing the computer starts working again, Some people say I go too fast but I only run one program at a time, Also it is a gaming computer so it should be able to cope, can anyone tell me what is causing this to freeze.
Also It takes ages for something to install on the computer.

My system specs are:
P5K Premium Motherbaord
BFG GTX 280 Graphics Card (1GB)
Reaper 8GB DDR2 RAM
1TB Spinpoint F1 Hard Drive
1000W Coolermaster Power Supply
Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader Drive
Q6600 2.5GHz Porcessor
Vista Ultimate 64-bit

One of these is slowing my computer down badly, but I dont know which one. I have a feeling it could be the Hard Drive because of the Slow Installations and freezes and also the light being on when it does, but im not sure.
 

A:Computer Freezing for a short time (Hardware Fault)

Identical problem here.. hard drive light goes solid and pc just stops for 1 min, still able to move the mouse cursor but cannot slect anything or alt-tab etc. Any alt tab or double clicking is cached up and then all fired off at once when the minute freeze is up.

I'm pretty certain now it's down to my Asus P5K-E motherboard (which is what I assume the original poster has)

I'm looking towards M/Board now as I have swapped drives and changed CPU from Q6600 to Q8200 also switched from Vista 32bit to Win7 64bit and still get the issue.

I alleviated it for a while by switching my SATA 300 drive down to 150 mode by setting the jumpers.

Have flashed the P5K to the latest bios with no joy.

Full specs are..
Q8200 Quad
Asus P5K-E Wifi Premium
500GB Samsung SATA300
4GB Ram
lightscribe 20x DVDRW
Sony Bluray Drive (installed after problem had already appeared)
2 x ATI HD3870's in crossfire config.
Windows 7 64bit / WinXP dual boot.
 

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Hello i am a new user to this forum and i have a problem with my computer. It seems that my computer is very slow and often freezing the screen or i can't do anything just locks it self down. The computer i use is a packard Bell Labtop, with Windows Vista? Home Premium.
All the info i could find is on Norwegian text but i guess you can understand what the items are by the looks on them. i have no clue on what to do but i would really like to have this problem fixed.

Info: Operativsystem
Operativsystem Ekte Windows Vista? Home Premium
Kabinett
Vekt 3,5 kg (approx)
Prosessor
Prosessor Intel? Pentium? dual-core processor T2310, 1,46Hz
Cache 2MB
Hovedkort
Chipset Intel ICH8-M South Bridge
Minne
Minne 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) 667MHz
Harddisk
Harddisk 320GB Sata (2x160GB)
Rotasjonshastighet 5400 RPM
Kortleser / Diskettstasjon
Kortleser 4 i 1 kortleser (SD/MMC/MS/MSpro)
CD-RW / DVD-RW
Optisk Enhet DVD+RW/DVD-RW multidrive dual-layer
Grafikk
Grafikkchip Integrated NVIDIA? GeForce? 8400M G
Skjerm
Skjerm 17?? WXGA (1440 x 900) Diamond View
Batteri
Batteri Li-Ion 6 cells 4400mAH
Lyd
Lyd Integrated
H?ytalere Stereo + subwoofer
Kommunikasjon
Nettverkskort 10/100 LAN Ethernet
Tr?dl?st Intel? Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
Inn- og utganger
USB porter 4x USB 2.0
Skjerm tilkobling DVI-I
Tilbeh?r
Tilbeh?r Integrert Webkamera (1,3MP)

A:Computer locks it self down or freezing screen all the time

Have you scanned for viruses? Your current virus protection may have been compromised, so try the free online scans at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252

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Hi all,

I have a work computer that locks up everyday around the same time 5:00pm - 6:00pm

It doesnt matter whether im typing an email or saving a document or just sitting there, it freezes and i must restart or relog to correct the problem. After i restart, everything is fine until the next day.

Computer: Dell Inspiron 2650
OS: Windows XP Pro
Related software: MS Office 2003 Small business edition
Network: Microsoft Server 2003

I've checked the computer regarding any scheduled tasks and there are none. I confirmed that the server is not limiting any session duration or scheduling tasks to the computer. No other computers here have the problem.

Very frustrating and i wanted to check here before i wipe the computer.

Thanks
 

A:Windows XP Pro Computer locks up same time everyday

go to a commandline (start, run, cmd) and type
"at"

maybe there's something scheduled that doesn't show up in task scheduler
 

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