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Computer randomly freezing(computer stays frozen until I shutdown)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my keyboard's "Num Lock", "Caps Lock" and "Scroll Lock" keys do not function.

I'm not sure if when the computer freezes, those keys can be activated on/off or not. I'm just pointing this out in case you should be able to activate those keys in the event of a computer freeze. Just wondering. My optical mouse still lights up when the computer freezes though.

Any, the questions are:

1. Does anyone know of any programs that'll help me figure out why my computer is freezing? Like what about programs that check certain hardware(besides RAM, since I used memtest86 already) that may cause freezes?

2. Does anyone have any idea on what may be causing this?

3. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do to figure this out?

Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance!

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

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Hi all, I'm new here and hoping someone can help me with this problem I'm having. I can't seem to play a certain game without the computer freezing and shutting off on me, but it doesn't end there. After using system restore and trying to run windows update my computer did the same thing again.

The symptom that puzzles me the most is the system will refuse to boot into windows for a bit after a shutdown. It will get to the Starting Windows screen and stop loading during the logo formation, ending in a shutdown. This seems to happen regardless of Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, etc.

My computer is a Toshiba Satellite a505 laptop. I have run sfc /scannow, chkdsk /f /r, and two memory tests. sfc found nothing, chkdsk found one bad cluster in the free space, and the first memory test made the computer shut down towards the beginning. The second memory test was Windows Memory Diagnostic and that shut down in the 6th area of the first pass. I'm suspecting it's the RAM, but I can't be certain, especially since both sticks boot up the computer just fine by themselves. This started happening about 3 days ago after the laptop fell from my lap on accident. I really hope I don't have to buy a new computer...

A:Computer freezing randomly, refusing to boot for a bit after shutdown.

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My laptop keeps freezing and stay frozen. I have windows 7 We thought it was the browser i was using but now i am sure it is not since the computer now freezes after start up. i can only use the computer on safe mode now for about five minutes then it freezes again. i think its a memory issue. i keep getting memory usage is high when i am watching you tube videos or playing apps on facebook. but now it just freezes right after start up. as soon as i click on anything. here is a hi jack this log... thank you

P.S the computer also freezes in save mode. I have tried running malwarebytes but it freezes during the scan. i have ran msconfig and left only avg running
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:17:39 PM, on 12/25/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
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:\Users\Nefarious\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
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://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:computer freezes and stays frozen.

here is the dds log.. forgot you guys need this. cant post gmer log since im not running a 32 bit system

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Nefarious at 11:44:38 on 2011-12-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2811.1542 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atibtmon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
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I'm running:
Gigbyte P55M-UD2
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel Core i7 [email protected]
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
1.5TB HDD

About once or twice a day my computer just stops thinking and freezes. i restart it and its fine afterwards but i really need to know whats causing it because it just does it randomly and i need to know how to stop it from doing it.

please help! antivirus aint picking up anything (PC Tools Internet Security)

I've attached the MSINFO32 file if that's any help.

A:PLEASE HELP! Computer Stops Thinking and just stays frozen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GhostintheZoid


I'm running:
Gigbyte P55M-UD2
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel Core i7 [email protected]
8GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
1.5TB HDD

About once or twice a day my computer just stops thinking and freezes. i restart it and its fine afterwards but i really need to know whats causing it because it just does it randomly and i need to know how to stop it from doing it.

please help! antivirus aint picking up anything (PC Tools Internet Security)

I've attached the MSINFO32 file if that's any help.


There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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My computer is stuck or frozen. The activity light stays on. I have removed all fans and cleaned them, remove battery and replaced after 30 minutes, used a different battery, unplugged all cables. After trying each one, I plugged the computer in again and still activity light stays on. The moniter is black. When I turn it off and on it shows "no signal" on the screen. I also replaced the ram with two 2Gs. What do I do to stop whatever activity is going on?
 

A:computer frozen, activity light stays on

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try to do a tune up stays in trying to set restrepoint for days 

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Ok so I have a Compaq Presario CQ43 running windows 7 at the moment. The problem is that I had windows 8 installed on it and I had the problem of it freezing and unfreezing. I'd log in then for about 5 min it would be fine then it would start to freeze, it then would unfreeze and I could be able to click something, as soon as I clicked something to open it or start typing it would freeze again but I could move my mouse around and click on the taskbar but then that would freeze as well. So after a while of me turning it off and restarting it manually it would do it on the windows start screen where it would just freeze and not continue. the first time after restarting it when this occured it came up with the compaq repair screen with system restore. So I did it and now my laptop is back to windows 7 home premium. It now still has the same problem even worse as it only freezez and unfreezes once before it stays frozen and I have to restart.....

Any help please
 

A:Laptop keeps freezing and unfreezing until it stays frozen

I might say with the system restore its now back to its original condition with only the select few programs installed along with some others I installed before it freezing
 

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it's been about a week now and my computer just freezes. and stays frozen. it happens most often when i leave a browser up and walk away from the computer. the only other thing i have noticed happening lately is that I have been getting warnings that my browser is using a lot of memory. it says this when i am running an app on face book or when i have 2 or more tabs open like in you tube. I am not very familiar with the tools used with windows seven so i did not run high jack this. If someone can please help me work on this problem i will really appreciate it. Thank you ( I am using internet explorer 8)
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 freezing often. stays frozen

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ecs mb-k7sem,
if i turn on the the num lock, and if i shut down the computer,
the num lock will stay on. if there a way to fix it? and it happen to the usb camera too, even the system is off, the light on the usb camera and keyboard stays on, couldn't turn it off.
 

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What happens is the screen goes black and I get a "no signal" for a split second then it just goes back to black. When this happens the fan gets loud. The computer doesn't turn off or anything, it just stays loud with a black display.
When it happens, I turn it off and turn it back on and it'll work for a while.

This happened about 3 times

1st time: Looking at steam sales
2nd time: Looking at steam sales (15 min after the 1st time)

then a 3rd time about an hour later after watching some videos (without steam opened because up to this point it only happened with it opened so i didn't open it). this time I had a video opened while I opened a game and it happened instantly as I double clicked the game.

I turned it back on and opened the game to test it, and it didn't happen like it did before.

The temperatures seem to be nowhere near high.
I'm assuming it's a video card problem?

Could it be anything else?
 

A:Screen blacks out randomly but computer stays on

I would certainly start with the video card. Check to see if it is working properly. You could check for updates for your driver and there is a possibility that it just may need replaced but start there and remember to write back as to what happened.
 

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Dell XPS 200 seems to keep shutting down but power button stays green on tower and sounds like fan is working. Have swapped monitors but to no avail. Power button on monitor turns amber and computer becomes unresponsive. Doesnt matter if in safe mode or not. Any suggestions?

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My computer will randomly just shut down comletely. It will just turn off, no shutdown process. Just desktop then black screen and everything off.
It doesnt matter what I am doing at the time it just happens sporadically. Stays on for a minute or two, or ten or a bit longer then just turns off again. Once today is was on for about 45 minutes and then bang off again. Been doing this for about a week. Already tried system restore. What should I do?

Thanks All!

A:Computer all the sudden shuts down randomly (stays on about 5-10 mins)

Have you tried cleaning the inside? Dust can choke and cause this.

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This isnt related to any of my other posts, this is a different computer with different problem, so I made a new post.

My computer will randomly just shut down comletely. It will just turn off, no shutdown process. Just desktop then black screen and everything off.
It doesnt matter what I am doing at the time it just happens sporadically. Stays on for a minute or two, or ten or a bit longer then just turns off again. Once today is was on for about 45 minutes and then bang off again. Been doing this for about a week. Already tried system restore. What should I do?

Thanks All!

A:Computer all the sudden shuts down randomly (stays on about 5-10 mins)

Hi please post the make and model of the computer or if a custom build the motherboard make and model the ram,cpu, psu

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I'm new around here, sorry if something appears to be wrong.

My computer has been giving me problems from long time ago.

Few months ago I was playing League of Legends like usual, it never gave problems, and it freezed completely, hdd led turning solid.

That does not only happen by playing, it happens too when I'm browsing with Chrome or using Skype, generally any application.

Before the freeze, the sound did a weird loop for 1 second, and then kept playing, but the system freezed around 1 minute later.

I can still move the mouse cursor when it happens, windows turn white when I try to click on them and eventually the mouse freezes too and all I can do is force a shutdown.

I'm really looking for a solution around here, hope you can help me.

If you need more information about something tell me.

A:Windows 7: My computer keeps freezing and hdd led stays solid

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Aalb


I'm new around here, sorry if something appears to be wrong.

My computer has been giving me problems from long time ago.

Few months ago I was playing League of Legends like usual, it never gave problems, and it freezed completely, hdd led turning solid.

That does not only happen by playing, it happens too when I'm browsing with Chrome or using Skype, generally any application.

Before the freeze, the sound did a weird loop for 1 second, and then kept playing, but the system freezed around 1 minute later.

I can still move the mouse cursor when it happens, windows turn white when I try to click on them and eventually the mouse freezes too and all I can do is force a shutdown.

I'm really looking for a solution around here, hope you can help me.

If you need more information about something tell me.


Sometimes KIS (Kaspersky Internet Security) can create high CPU levels which causes system performance issues. Visit the following link for more information;

Kaspersky Lab Forum > KIS uses too much CPU

HTH

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Hi,

I have a VPR Matrix PC (circa 2003) 2.2 P4, 512 ram (XP / SP1). It's been running fine since I bought it (stored in a cool, dry basement) until today. I hadn't used it in about two weeks (out of town). I plugged in a Creative MIDI USB keyboard, installed the drivers, and started using it.. suddenly my computer shut down and wouldn't come back on. I had to manually unplug it, flip the on/off switch, and then press the power button.

This keeps repeating.. sometimes it immediately comes back, but other times it stays down until I manually reset the power switch and boot it back up. I've since unplugged and uninstalled that keyboard (after also trying to move it to other USB slots), but still the problem keeps occurring.

I don't think this keyboard could have crippled my system. Right?

Is this pattern of random shut downs (and staying down) characteristic of any particular device failure? My PC doesn't connect to the Internet (I use it strictly for recording) so I'm ruling out malware/viruses, though I did do a scan and nothing came up.

The computer is 5 years old, but worked fine until today after two weeks of non-use. Any ideas at all?

Thanks, I can post any other details you may need.

A:Computer randomly shuts down and stays down for a few minutes (details included)

Hi ACAx1985,

Have you had the same power supply for the past 5 years also? Even if it is and has always been fine, they can die at will. Have you tried to swap out the power supply with another one to rule this out?

Also, and this is a bit of a long shot. Have you tried to completely uninstall the new keyboard drivers and use your old one (or someone else's) to rule out the posibility of the new drivers being corrupt? (check to see if there are any updated drivers on the manufacturers site)

*update* Does your machine give you/ make any warning beeps during start-up or just before it crashes? Also, when was the last time you gave your computer a clean out? (dust etc)

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Hi,

I have a VPR Matrix PC (circa 2003) 2.2 P4, 512 ram (XP / SP1). It's been running fine since I bought it (stored in a cool, dry basement) until today. I hadn't used it in about two weeks (out of town). I plugged in a Creative MIDI USB keyboard, installed the drivers, and started using it.. suddenly my computer shut down and wouldn't come back on. I had to manually unplug it, flip the on/off switch, and then press the power button.

This keeps repeating.. sometimes it immediately comes back, but other times it stays down until I manually reset the power switch and boot it back up. I've since unplugged and uninstalled that keyboard (after also trying to move it to other USB slots), but still the problem keeps occurring.

I don't think this keyboard could have crippled my system. Right?

Is this pattern of random shut downs (and staying down) characteristic of any particular device failure? My PC doesn't connect to the Internet (I use it strictly for recording) so I'm ruling out malware/viruses, though I did do a scan and nothing came up.

The computer is 5 years old, but worked fine until today after two weeks of non-use. Any ideas at all?

Thanks, I can post any other details you may need.
 

A:Computer randomly shuts down and stays down for a few minutes (details included)

I would suggest uninstalling the usb keyboard and would use a NON usb keyboard and see if the issue continues. Then you would know it wasn't your new keyboard related. You may have a short in the usb interface.
 

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On my new Netgear 7550 modem+router combination from AT&T, whenever I turn off the computers connected to it, for some reason, the lights stay on.

Specifically, the Ethernet 1 light connected through Ethernet on one computer and the Wireless light connected wirelessly to another computer stay on (solid green) even after both computers are shut down and off.

Is this normal behavior for this specific modem? Or what can I do to fix this?
 

A:Netgear 7550 Ethernet and Wireless Light Stays On After Computer Shutdown?

the wireless will stay on , i suspect, as all that is saying is that the wireless in the router is on and broadcasting

ethernet 1 light should go out - but pull the cable plug out and see if it goes out and then push back in and see if it comes on
then try the cable in one of the other 2-4 sockets
 

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I am little bit worried about my harddrive. Previously I had 80 gb harddrive and then I upgraded it to 320 gb. I have dell latitude d630 laptop with two operating system. Windows 7 and XP. When I use Windows 7 then my computer specially hard drive light stays on and mouse is busy and I have to restart my laptop however in my XP this problem is never seen. I also installed vista and deep formatted the hard drive but the problem still persists in windows 7. The system is normal but when I surf internet via mozilla or chrome. This problem arises. I have done everytrouble shooting I can chkdsk and everything but when I use chkdsk in my western digital harddrive, it says error. I am thinking its harddrive issue what do u say?

thanks

OS is Win 7 Prof

A:Hard drive light stays on and computer freezes randomly in windows 7

Run the western digital diagnostic tool, if it says its bad, then time to rma the disk.

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I am little bit worried about my harddrive. Previously I had 80 gb harddrive and then I upgraded it to 320 gb. I have dell latitude d630 laptop with two operating system. Windows 7 and XP. When I use Windows 7 then my computer specially hard drive light stays on and mouse is busy and I have to restart my laptop however in my XP this problem is never seen. I also installed vista and deep formatted the hard drive but the problem still persists in windows 7. The system is normal but when I surf internet via mozilla or chrome. This problem arises. I have done everytrouble shooting I can chkdsk and everything but when I use chkdsk in my western digital harddrive, it says error. I am thinking its harddrive issue what do u say?

thanks

OS is Win 7 Prof

A:Hard drive light stays on and computer freezes randomly in windows 7

Can we get some system spec's?

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Meet my Computer

PROCESSOR
Intel? Core? i5-2500K Processor (up to 3.7 Ghz)
VIDEO
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB
MEMORY
16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Geil EVO Veloce DDR3 1600 RAM
STORAGE
120 GB SP MLC SSD (Toggle NAND)
3 TB Western Digital Green HDD
SOFTWARE
Windows 7 64-bit
THE REST
ASRock z77 Extreme 3 motherboard
Coolermaster Centurion 5 mid-tower case
Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W power supply
Zalman CNPS5X CPU cooler

I've run burnin tests, which did not discover any issues with my computer. I've been monitoring temperatures while gaming and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary.

Is it possible that I need to up the PSU?

A:Computer Freezing: Screen Locks, Cursor does not move but the mouse power stays on.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

It most certainly could be the PSU.

What is the 12V, 3.3V, 5V, and VCORE voltages within the BIOS?

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Myself, along with a couple of other people on this forum have been experiencing the exact same problem. I also found some other people on other virus help forums who have the same problem as well. This new ?virus? seems to be spreading, and no one seems to know what to do about it. It just started during the beginning of April.

The main problem is that my computer just keeps randomly freezing. It can happen every 10 - 15 minutes or even up to an hour. The computer just freezes and you can?t do anything except for seeing your mouse move around. Ctrl alt delete does nothing at all either. It just locks up and you are forced to manually turn off the computer and restart it. It is extremely frustrating. It all started during the beginning of April where my computer restarted on its own, then it just started freezing up.

I ran several anti virus programs, spy ware removal programs, and an AVG scan and could find nothing of any relevance. I even had a technician come to my house and he couldn?t find anything. He thinks that it?s the memory or ram, but I highly doubt that, my laptop is only like 2 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a new virus I believe and it is driving me insane, thank you!

I have ran a Malware Antimalware Bites scan, AVG, Ad Aware, Spybot, and SUPERAntiSpyware scans, all found nothing.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:31:35 PM, on 4/5/2009
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A:Computer keeps freezing randomly, Freezes randomly and forced to restart

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Bear with me, this is a bit hard to explain and baffled even my most tech inclined friend. A few weeks ago, we had a power outage, and my machine cut off. The computer itself came back fine, the fan was working, etc, but the monitor was stuck in "Standby" with the orange light on. The only other thing not working was my USB mouse. I tried unplugging, etc, and nothing helped. I tried switching out monitors with no luck, I tried using a PS/2 mouse with no change. When I unplugged the monitor, it came back on and said "Video cable unplugged" it only did he standby thing when plugged into the computer tower. I took the battery out of the computer and let it sit for a while, put it back in, and the computer came back on in an hour or so. I'd been using that method for the past two weeks, but last night it went back off with NO prompting. No storm, no electricity flicker, nothing, and it hasn't come back on. ANY ideas?

A:Computer randomly shuts off and stays in "Standby" mode

Sounds as if the video has been stressed by the power surge, this can happen months after a system has been hit by an outage.
Have tried another video card?

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I have noticed that my computer will freeze and crash for no reason. Also, noticed crashing alot while playing games, using internet explorer. Also, noticed that when I goto shutdown the computer right as it goes to turn off I get a BSOD and then everytime I restart the computer it always says that the computer was not shutdown correctly.
I could not located Perfmon.html, I will post is if someone could tell me how to find it.
ASUS G73JH X3 - Core i7 720QM 1.6 GHz - 17.3" TFT

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Processor
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A:Computer crashes randomly and will not shutdown correctly.

Hello Medic, welcome to SF!

You've lots of dmps... I haven't the time yet to check them all but a recent one struck me as I don't see it often. Quote copied below for future reference.

Lets try:

1. Does it crash if you run in Safe Mode. It's a bummer to do, I know, but helps as in a quick check if it is HW and/or basic W7 drivers.

2. If no problem in Safe Mode: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Post back with results... next step is a lot of testing...of hw.


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This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
or data. See http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/64bitPatching.mspx
2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
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I have an hp latop that I have had for almost 2 years next month. Today I put the computer in sleep mode and then I turned it back on no later than 5 minutes from putting it to sleep mode and suddenly I get this random arrow message saying that my computer has ran into a critical problem and that it will shut down in 1 minute and I need to save my work what would cause this type of behavior. I'm thinking about making a boot disc or flash drive just in case of future error. I have included an image http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4...nshot020uf.jpg

A:Computer randomly tells me it will shutdown in 1 minute.

Hi,

Does this only happen when it goes into SLEEP mode?

Regards,
Golden

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I've had a previous problem http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/141283/computer-crashes-after-reviving-from-standby-or-hibernate/ (still not fixed)This is a brand new computer with 2gb RAM, no new software or hardware, i have run virusscans and chkdsk.But just today, in the middle of whatever, the computer just randomly shut off without warning. I pushed the power button, and it booted up, but in the middle of the process, the welcome screen, it randomly restarted without warning! I turned on the computer again and it's working just fine. What could be wrong?

A:Computer Randomly Shutdown. Then Restarts. Now Is Fine.

Hello, trashcan7.I need to gather some more information from your system event log in order to help you on this. Please follow the following instructions to send me the log:Please download Bill's Debug Report Tool and save it to your desktop.Double click the downloaded file.When asked to generate a report, select yes.A file (BillReport.7z) will be created on your desktop.Go to http://billy-oneal.com/fileUploadNext to "Please choose a file:", click browse and select the report file on your desktop.Under BC.com username, enter yours.Click upload and wait a moment.These logs are an average of 300k in size, so it may be a moment before the site responds.Have a nice day,Billy3

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My computer is 1 year old. Until i plug a usb flashdrive and scan it with antivirus and then it sudden shutdown. I turn it on again and in windows loading it shutdown again, even in welcome, post message, in BIOS Setup, even after i turn it on, it turns off a few second.

I Checked all the parts, remove and clean and run my computer with no HDD, GPU, Optical Drive (except RAM, CPU) and still the same, it shutdown randomly. I suspected the Power Supple and the Motherboard for the problem.

I have been a Computer Hardware Technician for 1 year. I'm still confused about this problem.

Please reply and suggest about this problem.
THANKS

My Specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 2.9GHz
RAM: Apacer 1GB DDR2 800
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT , 1024 Mb
MoBo: MSI NF725GTM-P31
PSU: Orion 600w ATX
HDD: Hitachi 500GB 7200rpm SATAII
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

and i also attach the H/W Monitor in BIOS, please tell me if this is normal.
 

A:Solved: Help - My Computer Sudden Shutdown Randomly

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Lately, my computer has been freezing at random times, whether im doing work on Microsoft Word or playing some games or doing nothing. I tried like alot of things to stop it. I used Trend Micro AntiVirus to search for viuses and there happens to be no viruses. Also, I used Webroot Spy Sweeper to find the spyware and get rid of them, but that didn't solve it.

To descriibe exactly what happens, the screen willl still show but everything just STOPS. Nothing would function like the keyboard pr the mouse. I would end up having to hold on the power button for a few seconds to shut it off.

I even tried using programs like RecCure to fix it but nothing works.

Can anyone PLEASE help? Thanks.

Edit: And if you need to know, the computer is around two years old.

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Looks like video card problem to me.Check event viewer and post your last four error here.Right click My Computer > Manage > on the left you will be able to see Event ViewerWhat is your video card brand and model? Have you update the driver?

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I'm lost and I'm hoping someone more experienced can help me out. I'm not sure what is going on and I though it may have been malware but the HJT forum says my log is clean and advised me to post here.

The main problem I'm having is that my computer is randomly freezing. It doesn't blue screen or reboot it just stops dead in its tracks. The only thing I can do is a hard reboot. It happens when I'm using it, browsing the internet, playing games, watching movies etc. It also happens when I leave it alone doing nothing. It happens from anywhere between once/twice per day to a couple times per hour.

This problem is fairly new and has only been happening for about 2 weeks.

I have tried defragging and running chkdsk. Neither of which seemed to help. I didn't install any new hard or software before the problems began. Also if it is makes a difference my Windows take a long time to start up, about 5 min and my IE also doesn't work, it'll open it just wont do anything.

Comp. Stats.
CPU- AMD XP 2500+
Ram- 1024 MB
Mobo- MSI KT6
HD- 40GB(main) 80GB(data)
Video- ATI x1650
Sound- Audigy 2 ZS

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2

Thanks in Advance for any and all help.

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Check the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.

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Usually I can solve my computer problems, but I am at a real loss.
 
This started up just Wednesday. At first I thought my mouse was freezing, but I'm unable to alt+tab or use the windows key while the freezing occurs. It happens for about 10 seconds and then lets back up, and then will freeze again soon after.
 
When this starts to happen, the cursor will hang on whichever it was last, not returning to the default arrow unless I hover over something that turns it back into an arrow. (This part is kind of hard to explain.)
 
My computer is relatively new, just being built a few months ago. It has 16gb Ram so I know that shouldn't be the issue.
Other specs that may be necessary:
64-bit OS
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570k CPU @ 3.40GHz
Windows 7 Pro running Service pack 1

A:Computer randomly freezing

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.
 
How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy 
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post

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My computer has done this with XP, then with W7, W8 and now with W8.1. I'm using my computer and suddenly it just freezes completely. It freezes when using Google Chrome, Spotify... My son likes to watch videos a lot, so first I thought it could be my graphics card.

I bought a new graphics card, but no help, still the same problem. I re-installed my Windows cleaning totally the hard-drive, no help.

I created an "artificial" BSOD with the instructions given, but the blue screen appeared already before the system even started, so it must be one of the non-Microsoft drivers causing it(?).

My computer:
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2,4 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
Seagate Barracuda ST325041
2x Kingston DDR2 memory 2GB

A:Computer freezing randomly.

I have random freezes too and my problem is the hard disk. Maybe your HDD has also a problem. You can check it for bad sectors by using free diagnostic software like CrystalDiscInfo.

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My computer has recently started freezing randomly , sometimes i can turn it on and load up a few programs and it will freeze or i could use it for days or hours and then it will decide to freeze. When this happens i cannot move the mouse and if I'm listening to music it stops.To turn off/restart the computer i have to turn it off by the mains , the power button doesn't turn it off when i hold it ( it does for other issues just not this one) and also the power switch at the back of the tower will not turn it off. It has been doing this for a few weeks now. The computer is custom built and has been running fine for over a year. Also i have ran tests on Spybot,Avast antivirus and also done some cleaning using AVG PC tuneup.If anybody can help with this i would be very grateful as I'm starting my distance learning course at Uni in September and can't rely on my computer to study if it keeps acting up.

A:Computer freezing randomly

How much memory RAM do you have?

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Link to topic from Am I Infected?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic443984.html

I'm currently prepping for finals week so it really hurt me this morning to find that my laptop is freezing within a maximum of ten minutes of booting up after a malwarebytes scan which found one threat. After cleaning, my laptop has been nearly unusable. Sometimes it freezes after entering my password to log in and other times freezes anywhere from 5-10 minutes of use. When it freezes I can do absolutely nothing no CTRL ALT DELETE, and I am forced to use a manual shut down with the power button. Sometimes I can't past the Welcome Screen, sometimes it freezes when I make it to the desktop, or sometimes it just freezes randomly during browsing the web or working with Microsoft Office applications which leads me to believe that I still may have not gotten rid of the bug. Any help would be extremely helpful since I have no idea how to analyze combofix and hijack logs.

Thanks for any help and logs are provided!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Pat at 14:56:50 on 2012-03-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2042.1134 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {... Read more

A:Computer freezing randomly

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:47 PM, on 10/23/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowProducer\ScsiAccess.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Cybe... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing

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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So this has been happening for a while but it has been increasingly frequent nowadays. My computer would just freeze as if you were looking at a screenshot. The cursor animation would stop moving, everything does not respond. Capslock and numlock do not respond when i press it on the keyboard. Everytime this happens I would do a hard reset (using the button on the tower). Of course my computer is a little old and that might be the problem but I think there might be malware that could be doing this as well. It used to never happen at all, then it became once every week, then once daily. Now it happens a few times a day and it seems to randomly hit. Any help?

I am on Windows XP and i have ESET's NOD32 antivirus up.

A:Computer Keeps Randomly Freezing

Hello and welcome to BC, Your Nod scan is showing nothing either. Have you run a Nod scan from safe mode?Let's run this either way from norml mode.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue ... Read more

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System will freeze up randomly. I've done my best to remove startup items and non-MS services, but that hasn't helped. SAFE mode no issue, but normal mode, it will even sometimes freeze at about the point profile is loaded. I created a 2nd profile and so far so good, but I still suspect I may have malware or virus.

Bitdefender is running. Can someone kindly review my HJT log?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:27:38 PM, on 11/25/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17091)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
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A:Computer freezing up randomly

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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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I'm lost and I'm hoping someone more experienced can help me out. I'm not sure if I am even infected with anything but these are the main issues that I am having:1. My computer is randomly freezing. It doesn't blue screen or reboot it just stops dead in its tracks. It happens when I'm using it, browsing the internet, playing games etc. It also happens when I leave it alone doing nothing. Sometimes it happens once per day sometimes every couple hours. I though it may have been overheating but it happens at all different CPU/system temps. This problem is fairly new and has only been happening for about a week.2. Windows takes on average 5min to start up. My computer posts fine its just windows that takes forever. Its been like this a couple months.3. Internet Explorer does not work. It will open but wont do anything. This isn't really important because I use Firefox but it is just another annoyance.I've followed the steps from Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log. Here is my HijackThis log.Thanks in Advance for any and all help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:53:19 PM, on 24/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

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Hello gerget and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis does not have the capability to analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For these types of issues I would suggest posting to the Windows XP Home and Professional forumThe techs in that forum specialize in matters pertaining to the operating system, performance and applications. When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.Also, when posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Cheers.OT

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Hi, I bought a computer a little less than a year ago from a co-worker. It has worked fine until the past few days, it has been freezing completely, requiring me to manually turn it off and on before I can perform any other tasks. I've checked the temperatures on the computer and they all are under 50 degrees Celsius. As I'm not the most computer savvy, I'm not sure what to do next or why this is happening. To my knowledge I have not done anything to the computer, no new programs recently that would have caused anything to happen. I have tried to system restore the computer a week or so back as well, with no luck of the problem stopping. If anyone knows anything I can do to try to fix this, that would be very helpful, thanks.

Computer Specs:
Mainboard : Gigabyte M57SLI-S4
Chipset : nVidia nForce 570 SLI
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 2600 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
Hard Disk : WDC (165 GB)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
(I copied these off of Pc Wizard 2010's readings, if any other information is needed let me know.)
 

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it keeps randomly freezing ..sometimes it will do it when im logging on and sometimes it will do it when im not doing very much. i dont know much about computers so please be descriptive. i run windows xp .nvidia X7500 or somthing like that
 

A:My computer keeps randomly freezing

Please ask any questions u may have?
 

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Hi. yesterday my laptop froze up while i was watching a movie on my gom player. Alt+ctrl+delete didnt work either. It completely froze without blue screen. I tried few more times trying to view the movie and it froze up on me again. It randomly freezes up. At first there was a click click sound every time it froze while viewing a movie, or playing games so i ran and checked on my hard drive. Test came out normal and avg temperature of my hard drive was 40-41 Celsius. Today, I ran AVG antivirus and trend micro online scan and those came out ok too. Maybe its my hard drive, virus, internal hardware. My laptop still freezes up on me randomly even when im not doing anything. Sometimes it freezes up with a clicking sound and other times theres no sound at all. i ran one of your test programs.
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sam lee at 22:41:06.06 on 07/13/2009 Mon
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.949.82.1033.18.1014.445 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:Computer freezing randomly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be p... Read more

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I just did a fresh install of windows 7 like I do every year about 20 or so days ago and now I've recently been suffering frequent computer freezes. Its not consistent like it would freeze right after boot. It would freeze like 2 mins after I log in, or 3-6 hrs after using my computer or leaving it on, or simply not freezing that day. I have all the windows 7 update and all my drivers are updated.

A:Computer freezing randomly

Possibly a bad hard drive ?

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Hello, I know that this post has been submittd before, because I did a search of this forum. But, when I found the post, I could not reply to it, with my input. So, I am posting this myself.

My computer, which is an ASUS brand computer, that was put-together by a friend of mine, who has a computer shop of his own, was purchased about 3 years ago and is now randomly freezing up on me! I am a novice when it comes to computers, so of course, I am confused on why its doing this to me! I have done everything that is possible on my own to fix this problem, but its now beyond my expertise! I took it to another friend of mine, who works with computers everyday for a living and he couldn't get it to quit freezing up either! So, it has to be something really serious with it! I figure that its either the power box or the motherboard? What do you folks think is wrong with my computer freezing up? I would be glad to hear from anyone who has an idea of what they think is wrong with it. Thank you.
 

A:Computer Randomly Freezing up on me.

hi, its either the power box or the motherboard .!
your friend who works on computers all day ,did he test to see if it was overheating by touching things inside the box [as we cant not sitting in front of the box] did he change the ram to see if it might be the cause, or the CPU ,sorry I cant offer much else, as so many things cause a computer to freeze
 

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Hi everyone.

This is my first post on this forum, so nice to meet you all.

I'll cut right to the chase. I recently did away with my old P4 computer (which was approaching the 3 years of age mark) and built myself a new rig. It has the following specs:

CPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4GHZ 8M
Memory: 4 GB TEAM XTREEM DARK PC6400
Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB 7200RPM PATA 16MB
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON X850XT PLATINUM EDITION

Note that the graphics card is actually my old graphics card. Most cards these days are too expensive and mine runs most games fairly decently so I decided to just hold on to it until nVidia's first round of DX10 cards have gone down in price.

Okay, now I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2 (32-bit). As I understand it this should be no problem (even if the Quad Core is 64-bit). I was also under the impression that Windows XP officially supported upto 4 GB of RAM; however, that it wouldn't utilize all of it.

However, whenever I stick in all 4 of them it starts freezing randomly.

So my question is: Is there a way to utilize all of the 4 GB of RAM and maintain stability in Windows XP Professional?

If there isn't then I guess I might go out and pickup Windows XP Professional (64-bit). I'm loathe to spend the money upgrading to Vista at the moment.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance guys. I really appreciate it.
 

A:New computer freezing randomly.

Welcome to TSG....

If there is a way of getting Windows XP Pro to recognize all 4 Gb of RAM that would be a good one. If the machine works ok with 3 GB run with it. If you want to move up to the 64 bit version of XP Pro try and find an upgrade disk it will be a lot cheaper than the full version.

One other thing you can use the old hard drive from the PIV as a slave drive in the new computer and use it for storage or what-ever else you need.
 

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Hi,

Using Win 7 64 bit.

My system is randomly totally freezing between 3--20 times an hour.

I get no error message whatsoever.

How can I diagnose what is the cause for that annoying issue?

Thanks!

A:Computer is randomly freezing

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The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was C0000005 from line 62 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\event s\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.


is the error windows has listed for each time it crashes anyone got any ideas how to fix this
 

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im runnin windows xp on a 5 yeaer old home build pc. about a week ago it just started freezing. so far i have noticed it only happening when sound is being played. so it will freeze while playing everquest 2, or listening to itunes, or watching a youtube video. the sound will loop the last half second over and over. the only wierd thing is i can move the mouse. and after the freeze/loop i can click on one thing before the entire computer becomes unresponsive. my first idea was to disable the realtek 97 audio, but that did nothing to help. and i am out of ideas. any help would be great.

A:computer freezing...randomly?

Please list all your specs including the motherboard, cpu, hard drive, video card, and the brand name and wattage of your power supply. The Operating system would also be nice to know.

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I've had this issue since January but its very on and off so its not bothered me too much, but in the past few days I've started playing Payday 2 and its increased tenfold so would love to finally figure out what it is.
 
Every so often, my computer will just freeze. Nothing goes blank, no BSOD or anything it all just freezes and I have to hold power down to shut it down each time. Back in February I decided to upgrade my system a bit and hoped this issue would go but it seems to be following me
 
I upgraded my Motherboard/PSU/CPU then so the only things that have been around since the first few issues are RAM and GPU. Not sure how to give you specs but I've got this image:
 

 
I've ran tests on my system a few times like MemTest86 and 3DMark to see if it said anything. I've also clean installed my PC a few times over that point and reseated my RAM and made sure things are all connected properly. I'm at a loss whats causing this, and it doesn't help that nothing is logged when it freezes. Event Viewer just says "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. " but no errors beforehand and it doesn't seem any crash dumps are being recorded as that last one is back in April.
 
Any help or things I could try would be great!

 

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Let's start with this report please:
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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