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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
R1 - HKLM\Software\Mic... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Can we get some system spec's?

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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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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'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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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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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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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

General
Built-in Devices Bluetooth antenna,
Stereo speakers,
Wireless LAN antenna
Width 16.5 in
Depth 12.2 in
Height 2.2 in
Weight 8.6 lbs
Color Black
Notebook type Desktop replacement (7+ lbs.),
Gaming laptop
Processor
Processor Intel Core i7 i7-720QM / 1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 2.8 GHz
Multi-Core Technology Quad-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Chipset Type Mobile Intel HM55 Express
RAM
Installed Size 8.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage Controller
Storage controller type Serial ATA
Storage
Floppy Drive None
Hard Drive 640.0 GB - 7200.0 rpm
Storage Removable None
Hard drive type Portable
Optical Storage (2nd)
2nd optical storage type None
Optical Storage
Type DVD-Writer
Card Reader
Card reader type 8 in 1 card reader
Supported flash memory cards SD Memory Card,
SmartMedia Card,
xD-Picture Card,
MultiMediaCard,
Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick
Display
Display Type 17.3 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
Widescreen Display Yes
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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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CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)
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,
"bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardw... Read more

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NOTE- if this is the wrong place for this message please move it, thank you.


I just got my computer back, had a screwed up motherboard. Been working fine till yesterday when during a game of Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War it shut down and turned back on. I thought nothing of it but later I was just surfing the internet when the screen went black and I could do nothing, so I restarted my computer. Then the same thing happened again later but it said "Please Wait- Adjusting screen" in a little blue box infront of the black, the box went away and it was just black screen, so I restarted and was on for antoher hour and went to bed.

So 3 times, once restarting itself, and twice going black, can anyone help?

A:New computer freezing up randomly

Some system specs would help alot. We have no clue as to what we
are dealing with. Power supply, mobo, cpu ram, etc,,,,any new hardware
or software changes of late...

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Hey i recently bought a new custom built gaming PC and it works fine in terms of performance etc however I have had an annoying problem. I've had the PC for just over a week and on two occasions I have had the problem where the PC would just completely freeze to the extent that I can't open task manager, move the mouse and the keyboard would stop working. Also the Skype call I was in would just stop. This would force me to have to reboot my PC using the button on the tower to shut it down. So far the two occasions have happened when I'm not actually on a game and when the problems did happen I was using two different programs. The first occasion I was on OpenOffice and the second occasion I was just browsing using Firefox so i don't think it is program specific.

The first crash happened two days after owning the new pc, the second crash happened today.

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.4ghz
8gb 1333mhz ram
Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Gainward GTX 660ti
Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
600w Xigmatek PSU

Anyone have any ideas? Is there anyway i could access a crash log?

A:New computer freezing randomly

run memtest

you can run it through your pc Bios if it isn't a overclcoked machine it could be bad hardware Bad RAM

run the MEM test in the bios when you boot the machine if you don't know how to do this and you feel it is to much to do take it back to where you bought it and have them test the ram

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Hello guys, this is my first post. I am currently having some issues with my computer. it is freezing randomly but not restarting on its own. It will just be stuck at the screen it is currently on and sometimes it will make a weird noise if there was volume playing at that moment. I downloaded hijack this and came up with these codes. I also have the codes from event viewer if it helps. Help would be appreciated, thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:43:21 AM, on 4/24/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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G'day All,

For the past six months I have been having an issue with my computer randomly freezing and requiring it to be turned off and then back on, once back on it has no issues until next time it freezes. This happens intermittently, it may not happen at all one day then three times the next day. It is difficult to pin point any operations happening at the time as it may happen whilst on the internet, email, watching video's - nothing specific.
Occasionally when it happens whilst watching a video the sound comes through the speaks incredible slowely as though it has just slowed right up, as opposed to completely stopped. This does not happen all the time. Below are my specs:

Intel Core i5 3570K
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz DIMM
Seagate Barracuda 3.5” 2TB 7200rpm 64MB SATA3
Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 700W Power Supply
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Mid Tower Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit
Originally a Gainward GeForce GTX560Ti 1GB GDDR5, this unit burntitself out so it has been replaced with Asus 1GB dual Cooling Fan GeForce GTX650Ti

If anyone could advise on things that I need to check to get this issue solved that would be great!
Thanks in advance.
 

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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

A:Computer Randomly Freezing...help

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 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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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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For some reason my computer randomly for like 10-30 seconds at a time. It seems to occur more when I'm online but after the 30 seconds it goes back to normal.Its quite annoying it does it about every other 1 or 2 minutes. My PC Specs are GeForce 6600, 1.8GHz AMD Athlon 3000+, 1GB Ram, Windows XP SP2.

Nothing shows up in my HijackThis log.But this freezing up problem has been come accompanied with a blue screen of death which for some reason mostly pops up when i leave the computer idling. Also i download a lot of RPGs since i like playing them and stuff could this be a problem? Code from the Blue screen and its 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x804E3687, 0xF7A67BB4, 0xF7A678B0)

Over 40% of my HDD is left and i've ran a ram diagnostic and everything passed fine for that. Any help on why my pc is doing this? I started happening ever since my pc froze while burning a DVD with ConvertXtoDVD and i restarted it manually.

A:Computer randomly freezing up?

check your tempretures and voltages

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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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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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Hello there

It's been a while my computer's been randomly freezing, but I didn't really mind because it was happening very rarely. Now I have relocated (to a colder place, I'll get to the cooling issue later), and rebuilt my computer today, and it is now freezing very often.

Sometimes it happens while I'm doing something, sometimes it happens while I'm logging on, the desktop doesn't have the time to show up, and sometimes it happens right when the Windows boot screen appears. I can trigger the crash by doing lots of stuff at the same time, like creating many particles in Powder Toy while having a video on the screen. I noticed it used to happen most of the time while I was watching videos, back when it was rare.

What happens is that it stays stuck on the same image and doesn't respond to anything. I noticed the HDD led always goes off when it happens.

So, first of all, my specs:

Motherboard: Asus P5N-T Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 (2.66Ghz)
RAM: 3x Kingston HyperX 1Gb, 1033Ghz (DDR2)
GPU: Colorful GTX260
OS: WinXP Pro SP3 (x86)
PSU: Corsair TX650 (650W)

Here's what I did so far:

- I unplugged everything unnecessary (including USB devices and network cable). I left only one RAM, one hard drive, ...
- I've tried with a different GPU (a GeForce 7600GT, for reference), had the same problem.
- I've tried with each of my RAMs, on different slots, always had the same problem.
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I replaced all my SATA cables, plugged the hd on a different port, the problem is still here. I've checked the SMART data using a tool from Hirens bootcd, it says 100% health..

Then I ran a full hard drive test using the manufacturer's program, no error was reported.

I also did some tests using PC-Check:
- Motherboard test
- CPU test
- Full stress test (hard drive, cd/dvd, cpu, memory)

Nothing wrong reported.

Then I tried to run the memory test, and it froze right after the first test, at this step: http://i40.tinypic.com/116i2qc.jpg

I ran Memtest86+ with my three RAMs and it reported tons of error, but it works when only one is present. But the PCCheck test still crashes.
So I'm even more confused now, because I've tried with every RAM I have, even with a different set, and I have the same problem with all of them...

Any idea? I'd be most thankful
 

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For a while now my computer has been freezing seemingly at random and I am at a loss as to what to do at this point after trying various things.  
 
Originally I was having some bsod problems back in about June which eventually led to a windows corruption which couldn't be fixed so I got a new hard drive and installed windows 10 onto the new drive.  I also put the old drive inside the computer so I could access files if I needed them.  Things were going find for a while then I started to play skyrim back in between September and October.  Skyrim would work fine sometimes   other times it would just completely restart the computer or freeze up causing a jittering of the sound.  After searching around it seemed others had the same issue with skyrim at times.  I updated my video card which helped a little but I eventually stopped playing that since I finished what I wanted to do in it anyway.
 
After that I had about a month or so of the computer running fine maybe 1 bsod during that time at random.    Anyway then came the new windows 10 creative update that happened in December .   Since then it has been freezing quite often at random.   Doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing.   But more often than not the freeze happens within the first half hour.  If it doesn't happen in that first half hour the chance of it freezing seems to drop drastically and will more often than not work fine for hours and hours an... Read more

A:Help Computer Randomly Freezing

Just froze again while I was attempting to burn a DVD. So it's still messed up.

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For a while now my computer has been freezing randomly and I get that "not responding" message on the window but it eventually does strart responding. It can happen at any time whether I'm browsing some site or when I'm not online. So today I did a clean install of Windows 7 today and the same thing is happening with only Win7 on it. Any ideas as to whats causing this? Is the hard drive on the way out? Could the motherboard be going bad? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer keeps on randomly freezing

Add overheating to the list at COMPUTER FREEZES - http://www.jrwhipple.com/computer_hangs.html .

Louis

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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
 

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Hello, this is my first forum post. I have a read a lot of other posts with similar problems but haven't discovered an answer, so I'm hoping this works. From the day I got my HP Pavilion dv6449us Notebook Computer it has randomly froze. By random, I mean I could go a few hours without it freezing up or a few days. Sometimes it happens while I'm using the laptop, and other times it happens while the computer is still on but the screen goes black to save energy (I'm not sure if this is sleeping or what).

My Computer Stats are:
HP Pavilion dv6449us Notebook Computer
Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium
AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 1.80 Ghz Processor
2 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Graphics card

My Hijack this report:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:16 PM, on 10/23/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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my wifes computer which is identical to mine in almost every way keeps locking up at random times.
when it does lock up the usb objects are turned off (the mouse and keyboard). upon last checking this computer is clean as far as spyware and viruses. and i ran a memory tester as well.

this problem has only happened (so far) within the windows enviroment (it doesent happen during startup or shutdown).

it tends to happen shortly after the computer is booted after a normal shutdown. but when it does freeze and i hit the reset, it doesent seem to happen after that but will eventually happen when you get involved in something like web browsing or games.

all in all i cant figure out where to begin looking for what is causing this problem. and the last thing i want to do is reformat
 

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This issue has been going on for at least a couple weeks now. At first it seemed that randomly my mouse pointer would suddenly freeze and I would have to reboot the machine to gain control again. I have used a couple different mice lately on this computer so eventually I went back to the other previous mouse. However, not long after the same issue started up again. I tried deleting/disabling drivers of the mice and deleting/reinstalling their drivers, etc. but to no avail.

Recently I noticed that it seems that the whole computer is freezing and not just the mouse pointer.....as far as I can tell. I today did a disk cleanup of drive C (I have multiple hard drives), and defragged drive c (although the computer froze during the defragging process and I had to manually reboot). I also ran an Adaware scan and a full Nod 32 anti-virus scan. I tried to eliminate every problem these scans found. The computer is still randomly freezing though.

Please help!

The machine is:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel 2.4 GHZ quad core processor
Corsair 800 mhz dual DDR 2 @ 4 gigabytes

Creative Soundblaster X-Fi sound card
Verto NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT video card
 

A:Computer keeps randomly freezing, please help

Remove NOD32 and download and install free Avast, Advir or AVG antivirus. See if the freezing stops
 

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I'm having issues with my computer randomly freezing. Once it freezes the only thing I can do is turn the computer off by holding down the power button.
Nothing in particular seems to cause the freezing, as sometimes it freezes when just left on the desktop with no programs open. The freezes occur within 30 mins of turning on the computer without fail.
The only fix I have found is to slide the hardware acceleration right down to none, which stops the freezing altogether. However with the hardware acceleration set to none, graphics in some games all seem to be messed up, which is obviosuly annoying.
I thought the issue might be with the display driver, as when attempting to access my nvidia control panel I received an error message telling me to re-install the driver. However this did not solve the problem.
I am not that knowledgeable about computers, so really don't know what to do next. What does the hardware acceleration actually do? Do i need a new graphics card?
Any help please.

Computer Spec:
Compaq Presario
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor
3700+
2.00GB of Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6200SE TurboCache
Microsoft Windows XP Home Ed
 

A:Computer Freezing Randomly

Hi Chris,
When you purchased your PC , you migh have got PC driver cd along with it. While using that CD you will find various drivers like sound drivers, Display drivers etc. So install those drivers and then restart your machine, i am sure your problem will have solved.

Regards
Mike
rentfusion.com
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400. It has XP Home Edition.
Pentium 4 CPU, 3 GHz, 2.99 GHz, 512 MB of RAM

I can't remember how to check to see how much free memory I have but I know it is a decent proportion. This computer is about 2 years old. We have McAfee installed (virus scan, firewall protection, anti-spam) and it's set to automatic update.

I went through and got rid of the start up applications that I don't need running (on start up) and I cleared history, temp files, cookies etc. The computer freezes quite randomly. Seems to freeze more when running more than one application or doing something that is harder for it (downloading etc.) which seems normal, but it's not consistent in it's freezing.

I don't know what else to do????

Anyone?

A:Computer Always Freezing Randomly

Hi maddox,Start by making sure your computer is free of dust and debris. Check all fans to make sure they turn freely. Pay special attention to your processor fan. Overtemp problems could cause freezing or reboots. Next, I would download Memtest86+. This is a free stand alone memory diagnostic. Let that run and test your memory. I hope this helps,rigel

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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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