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Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

Q: Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

This is my new system:

Core 2 Duo E6750
Asus P5N-D (nForce 750i)
2X2 GB Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G
Asus EN8800GT

It works perfectly in Vista x64, however in XP SP2 32-bit, as well as XP SP2 64-bit, the system freezes randomly (often with graphical corruption in the last frame(s)) despite the fact that I've installed the latest BIOS from ASus, latest drivers from Nvidia, and all available XP updates from Microsoft. These freezes started occuring right after I installed Windows XP, without any other drivers or outside programs present.

I should also mention both XP versions run fine (well, they don't lock up) while in safe mode.

Does anybody have any idea what the problem is?

Preferred Solution: Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista runs fine, XP freezes (and locks up) randomly

sometimes this problem is due to conflict of drivers(hardware, software)or programms
and rarely to malware
in your case, as you said they work fine in safe mode,
ok, then we can suppose that either program or service would cause this
if that's right, try to disable one after one by doing this:
start ==> run ==>type "msconfig" without quotes
choose (selective startup) option and try to unckeck one by one and restart to see
for now, I have no other solution.....when I get anything new, I'll tell you

are your versions unattended?? I mean aren't they original, downloaded from microsoft or not?
and you are using Professional or Home Edition Version?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that came with Windows Vista Premium. At random, unexpected times when I am on it, the whole computer locks up and the screen freezes. The mouse pointer doesn't move. The keyboard locks up. Like I said, it happens unexpectedly and I have no idea why. But here are some things I noticed when this has happened and hopefully you can analyze what I should do to fix this problem. First off, I notice, and I'm not sure the technical name for it, that the outlined cylinder icon that is in line with the power icon and battery icon in the bottom right hand corner of the physical, monitor boarder, does not flash green in spurts like it normally does (which I'm guessing the reason it does is because programs are running in the background). In does not highlight at all, although the power icon is still outlined green. So it is like the lights are on but nobody's home. The second thing I notice is that many times after this happens, the internal fan kicks on to high speed. This I feel is because the internal components are overheated. Is this true? If so, how do I fix this problem or the overall problem of this lockup, if you have any idea what might be it's cause. Thanks very much.


A:Dell Laptop with Vista freezes/locks up randomly

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that came with Windows Vista Premium. At random, unexpected times when I am on it, the whole computer locks up and the screen freezes. The mouse pointer doesn't move. The keyboard locks up. Like I said, it happens unexpectedly and I have no idea why. But here are some things I noticed when this has happened and hopefully you can analyze what I should do to fix this problem. First off, I notice, and I'm not sure the technical name for it, that the outlined cylinder icon that is in line with the power icon and battery icon in the bottom right hand corner of the physical, monitor boarder, does not flash green in spurts like it normally does (which I'm guessing the reason it does is because programs are running in the background). In does not highlight at all, although the power icon is still outlined green. So it is like the lights are on but nobody's home. The second thing I notice is that many times after this happens, the internal fan kicks on to high speed. This I feel is because the internal components are overheated. Is this true? If so, how do I fix this problem or the overall problem of this lockup, if you have any idea what might be it's cause. Thanks very much.


A:Dell Laptop with Vista freezes/locks up randomly

how much ram do you have?

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My son's PC is having problems.
He's running XP and we had a sudden power flash a few days ago where the power flashed off and immediately back on. He said since then his internet has been screwy.
The Browser (Firefox) will load up and bring up the home page. However, when I try load a different page, the browser just locks up and the CPU usage pegs at 100%. It seems to mainly be when I try to access the web. I also noticed that I have about 42 processes running at any given time. That sounds high but I'm no programmer.

I ran an XP Boost software that found about 50 invalid registry keys and I had them removed. My problem is I can't run any Anti-spywares (Adaware, Spybot) because my son does not already have them installed and if I install them on his PC, I can't get them to update files thru the web. I DID manage to install Adaware and run without updates and it said it found 300+ problems and I had them deleted as well.

Nothing has worked yet. I think it's a major spyware issue.
I also ran PCDocPro diagnostic and it said it found 413 problems. Mostly Class ID's. I'm not sure what that means.

I ran a hijack scan and if anyone can offer any suggestions I'd appreciate it so I don't have to reload Windows. I'm not sure what any of this means:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:43:01 PM, on 8/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running proce... Read more

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Can anyone help me here? My laptop locks up especially when I try running anti-virus. Malwarebytes and Spybot run clean in Safe Mode. I think a virus has taken over. What steps can I take next?

A:CPU locks up but runs fine in Safe Mode - Virus?

Hello my name is Sempai and welcome to Bleeping Computer.*We apologize for the delay. Forum have been busy.*I want you to understand that I'm still a trainee here. I will be working with my Coach who will approve all my instructions before posting them to you, so there's a possibility to have some delays in my responses. But the good part is, there are two people reviewing your problem instead of one.*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.1. Let's do a scan with OTS.Download OTS (by Oldtimer) to your Desktop.Close all other programs and don't do anything while the scan is in progress because it may freeze.Double-click on OTS.exe then click Run to start the program. (Do not change any settings).Notes:1. If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select run as administrator.2. If you are using a Windows 64bit machine, please make sure the checkbox next to 64Bit box is checked.Click the Run Scan button to start the scan.When the scan is complete, It will produce a report and a notepad will open.Click Format tab in the notepad and make sure that Wordwrap is uncheck.Post the entire content of the text file when you reply.Note: If the text file is too big to post, you can attach it instead. The log is located on your desktop as OTS.txt2. We Need to check for Rootki... Read more

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I have a computer here that boots up and runs fine for 5-15 minutes and then it just freezes and nothing works.  Cannot even do CTRL-ALT-DEL, the only thing that can be done is to hold down the power button and restart.
Any thoughts?
It is a Compaq Presario model# CQ5210Y.....about 5 years old.... desktop

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I have ran 4 Anti-virus and quite a few regestry cleaners all to no avail i have a log file for you to look at if you think you can help me please do so

ComboFix 08-01-10.2 - HP_Administrator 2008-01-09 16:37:02.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.585 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\52J4SY6X\ComboFix[1].exe

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

C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Installr\Cache\files.ini
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images\18AAD2F8.urr
C:\Program Files\Helper
C:\Program Files\Helper\turbosearchsite.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\fwpbuddy.png
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\Thumbs.db
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\History\search2
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\prevcfg2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictmdl.dll
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmm.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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My XP desktop locks up/freezes randomly. Everything is still on the screen. Looks normal, fans run in the PC, but is it frozen. I have to shut it off and restart. Then it works fine until it randomly locks up. It sometimes gives the blue screen if im in middle of using it but most times it will just lock up. Other times it will reboot itself. Started happening a few weeks back but seems to have gotten progressively worse. I used to last for a few hours but now it can happen seconds after I log in ...other times it will let me use for 15-20 mins. Here's my hijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:48:39 PM, on 9/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\M-Audio Uno\UnoInst.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
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A:XP locks up/freezes randomly

go to C:\Windows\Minidump
Copy the .dmp files in there and zip them up, attach the zip file in your next post using the "Go Advanced" button, then click the paper clip icon to attach the zip.

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My problem is, Windows will randomly freeze usually after 30 mins - few hours after playing music in iTunes or playing Football Manager 2008 (Other games have caused it as well, just I play the said game more). Sometimes it will freeze for no reason, yesterday it froze twice (Once I was just on MSN and the internet. The other I was splitting a file in winrar)

I've thought it was overheating as my fan is quite noisy, but it doesnt restart, just freezes. I've scanned for viruses and found none.

Any ideas?

System specs (if needed) are:

Intel Core 2 Duo 6420 @ 2.13GHz
2GB DDR2 PC2-6400
450GB storage (150GB system HD & 300gb backup HD)
8600GT 256MB
Windows XP Pro 32 bit

A:Windows locks up/freezes randomly

Did you matche the ram by model number to the motherboard? I would run memtest86 (www.memtest86.org)...needs 4 full tests and there are 8 passes per test so it can take 3-4 hours.
Temperature is possible as is psu (which if it were a good one you most likely would have listed it IMO).

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Hi all, Im getting random freezes suddenly on my Win 7 hp pavilion dv2000 laptop. It boots up fine and a little after I start using it, it freezes. I can see the Hdd light is solid, but cant get to task manager, control panel or anything else. Had Kaspersky on it, but that was acting very strangely, it kept coming up with a panel that said "enabling ant-virus" which I never had before, so I removed it.
Have run Avira rescue disk and Bitdefender rescue disk, as well as Malwarebytes. The Avira found seven infections and I think it cleared them (I think, it didnt show which ones were there or give me confirmation that anything was removed). And ran it again, and it showed nothing found. It seemed okay for a day, and then it started occurring again. while this is going on. If I turn off the wifi it seems to freeze for longer periods, but that may just be my imagination. Any ideas how to fix these freezes or lock ups?

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I know this is super vague but I have no better way of describing. Right in the middle of something my computer randomly freezes and wont let me bring up task manager or click anywhere. The screen just freezes. No particular program, no warnings no symptoms very random and irregular. I have been noticing this since the past 2-3 weeks or so. First I thought it was a one off occurrence but the increasing frequency has me concerned. 
OS: Windows 7

A:Computer randomly freezes and locks up

You need more RAM.  Microsoft claims that Windows 7 will run on 1GB of RAM, but the reality is that it is not enough.  
If this is a OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), what is the make and model of it.
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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

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

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

Please download MiniToolBox, 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.
• List Minidump Files
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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Whenever I'm trying to do something on my computer whether it is to play a game or two to work my HP Pavilion will lock up and freeze at random times because the Internet connection does something to it I have no clue how to fix this I set my computer in multiple times For driver repair and they say that is not the issue If I could get help I would appreciate it very much thank you

A:My HP Pavilion locks up and freezes randomly because the Wi-...

I sent my pc in in

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Alright so, i am usin Win xp SP2 32 bit, to start it off. I bought this pc off a friend, it runs good other than the random freezing/locking up (sometimes) and random pc restarts. It mainly does it when im playing games, or i can just be on the desktop browsing the web or anything and it'll lock up sometimes. When i mean lock up i mean totally lock up as in cant move the mouse, cant ctrl alt delete, nothing everything is frozen solid. Also a day or 2 ago, my PC got 2 bluescreen errors in game and pc restarted. Any help is appreciated, and if you need any more information i'll be gladly to post

A:Desktop randomly freezes/locks up and restarts PC

What did the errors say and how much ram is in your gaming pc and what graphics card are you using.

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My computer runs very slow when browsing the internet and randomly freezes.

Here is a copy of the report from hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:30:30 PM, on 30/05/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weatherzone Tracker\weather_tracker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EPSON Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Syncios\SynciosDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Root\Office15\MsoSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://search.findwide.com/?guid={370802A6-BB43-402D-9BDA-89BDB509C41F}&action=homepage_search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.google.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main... Read more

A:Computer runs very slowly and randomly freezes.

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So a few nights ago, there was a bad storm. I turned the computer off manually (by holding the power button in) and unplugged it before the storm hit. When I turned it back on, I noticed that it was taking around 20 minutes to start up. When it gets to the point where I can open programs, it takes them forever to respond. At first I thought this was related to the storm or the way I turned the computer off. I took out the CMOS battery and let that sit for a while, thinking that might have been a problem, but it wasn't.

At this point, I'm thinking it's coincidental that this happened right when the storm hit and the problem is actually malware or something.

I have the latest version and updates for AVG, but it didn't find anything on a full computer scan. Does it sound like there's something I should be able to do?

A:Vista runs fine in safe mode, VERY slow otherwise

Hello ElectroSpecter,My name is swagger and I'll be assisting you.Could you tell me what OS you are running?regards,swagger

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One day I came back to my computer in power save mode and it would not wake up. So I restarted the system and from there on it would hang midway through loading the items on my desktop and freeze there. A couple times I was able to boot enough to back up data by use of the Vista disk on startup for start up repair or whatever it was called. Safe mode worked just fine this whole time. After giving up on a fix I did a complete clean install with the disks shipped with the system from Dell.

However, it went immediately to having an issue where windows boots up completely, but it hangs after a short period of time has elapsed or I try to do anything past opening a window or two at best. I've had windows search errors and windows explorer errors, etc. I tried the SFC /scannow only for it to tell me "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation" at about 50%.

I don't use P2P file sharing, look at porn, download cracked software or anything like that. I mainly use this computer to look at game film etc.

From my event viewer here are some log errors:

Faulting application svchost.exe_PolicyAgent, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47919291, faulting module ipsecsvc.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791ad75, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000000000001a2f0, process id 0x60c, application start time 0x01ca65e85e991618

Faulting application svchost.exe_WinDefend, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47919291, faulting m... Read more

A:Vista Hangs, runs fine in safe mode

Does it also run fine in Safe Mode with Networking?

If you open the Task Manager once at the desktop in "normal" mode, and look at the processes tab -- does any process remain at high CPU usage and not settle down in a few minutes?

Any "NTFS" errors in the "System" Log?

Has chkdsk been run on the drive? >> http://www.windows-help-central.com/windows-vista-chkdsk.html


How about trying a "Clean Boot" test >>


First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode


Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup items" on the general page.
Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in “selective” startup mode – you should note w... Read more

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This is something that I've been having trouble with for a couple months now, but recently I've noticed it happening more often. The problem is essentially me playing games or watching videos and having the sound, video and mouse completely freeze up. I then have to hard restart the computer, and sometimes my wireless connection will not work as well and I'll have to restart the computer again to make the WiFi work. I'm running Windows 7 SP1 on Bootcamp on a Macbrook Pro that I bought in 2009 I believe. Not sure if it is malware or something else that is causing the problem. Hopefully Tech Support can help me out here. If there's anything else you need from me before you can help me, please let me know. My Hijack Log, dds.txt and attach.txt are as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:17:28 AM, on 9/16/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtuaWin\VirtuaWin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtuaWin\modules\WinList.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\system\rads_user_kernel.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\projects\lol_launcher\releases\\deploy\LoLLauncher.exe
C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\RADS\projects\lol_air_client\releases\\deploy\LolClient.exe
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A:Computer Freezes/Locks Up Randomly When Watching Videos Or Playing Games

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Hi, I navigated to this site doing a google search and finding a post in your forum that was similar to my issue.
On 9/20 morning my browser was acting strange like when I clicked the arrow to go back I had to click numerous times and sometime it wouldn't go back at all.   I was running Kaspersky anti virus at the time but wonder if something malicous got in.   When I shut down the computer and tried to restart it took almost 90 minutes to start .  Once it starts and I click start menu or a program on the desktop the it hangs and I'm able to do nothing. 
I'm able to work in safe mode and safe mode with networking as normal.
As recommended.
I downloaded super anti spyware and it found only cookies I got rid of .
I also downloaded Adware cleaner which found a number of issues which I deleted.
Did a malware bytes scan and said I was clean. Tried to start in normal mode and the same issues.
I'd appreaciate any assistance. Thanks!!
I'd also like to add trying to use system restore to go back further than the morning of 9/20 but the box in the lower left is missing.  I just used that weeks ago and the box was there when I replaced a video card.

A:Vista runs fine in safe mode , slow in normal.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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hey guys
so i finally decided to install win7 x86 - everything went well - put all the standard stuff on there etc - i rebooted many times because of installations and updates
on my last reboot it just got stock in the bios screen (verifying dmi pool data..success! etc)
so i rebooted, same thing, took the disc out, same thing - turned off boot devices same thing
tried to use window's useless repair tools (whatever happened to repair install?) which didn't help - so i decided to format and reinstall - then it says it was unable to do that (partition error or something)

the annoying this is...is that this EXACT..i mean EXACT same thing happened when i installed vista sp1 from scratch - this happened - and to fix it i had to leave my pc open overnight with the hard drive cables all unplugged..in the morning with my fingers crossed i tried the installation again - and it worked.

my d: always disappears (single hard disk sata 233gig (250)) - sometimes it'll vanish from my computer and stuff - but this can't be the problem because the d: is a single drive on its own - my c: is a25gig partition from my e: - so it's completely unrelated.

does it matter how i replug the sata cables (2 of them) into the mother board? - they're both being recognised anyway

this is really annoying though - mostly because there isn't really an explanation - and because this random stuff always happens to my pc! - is it my hard drive because that's the only thing that would half- make sense :-/

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A:installs fine, runs fine, reboots..not fine

Did you delete/recreate the partition? If you haven't then do this first and try re-installing Win 7. I wouldn't recommend removing the watermark as that can have unpredictable results.

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Computer has been locking up after in use for 10 - 15 minutes... Actually, it seems to be doing it quicker and quicker. It locks up & is unresponsive to the point that the only thing I can do is unplug the power cord and remove the battery to make it turn off.... This time, it's worse.. Turned it back on and for the last 30 minutes it shows a blank, black screen with the exception of the words Microsoft corporation near the bottom of the screen with a rectangular box above it and inside he box there's the standard little green bars (5-6) moving left to right.. The same image I see briefly each time I start up the computer... I'm considering trying to fix it with a few carefully placed swings of my sons baseball bat... Anyway, I'm hoping to buy a new apple laptop after the first of january but in the meantime I'm basically without a computer. Thank God and Steve Jobs for my iPhone. If anyone has any ideas on what my issue might be &/or how to fix it, you have my undivided eternally grateful attention. Just downloaded this app to my iPhone so just pretend that you're dealing with a computer "dumby" if you respond.
Thanks and merry christmas!!!

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Hi, all -

First, thanks for all you do to voluntarily help noobs like me keep our stuff working.

2 months ago, I had the HDD replaced on my laptop. Yesterday, it started "freezing" about 5 minutes after booting up. It isn't a true freeze as the mouse still works, but all programs stop responding and I have to force a shut down. No error messages (except that it will tell me that programs are not responding).

When I open in safe mode, everything works beautifully for as long as I want it to, but as soon as I boot normally, it does the same thing.

I've defragged, run memory tests, and everything comes up as operating as it should.

Other suggestions?

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Intel Core Duo T6600 @2.20GHz

Thank you!

A:Windows 7 "Freezes" (kind of) after boot, runs fine in Safe Mode

run chkdsk /r from the command prompt.

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Need Help.

Vista Home Premium x64 Locks up/Freezes after any wireless connection to the internet is made. The time seemed random at 1st but after some bios/hardware tweaking I can get connected for approx 10 sec before Vista locks up/freezes. It is not like it is becoming "non responsive" - All operations cease - the mouse pointer will not move nor any keyboard command registering (alt+ctrl+del, ctr+shift+backspace, alt+f4, etc.).....nothing. I have to cut the power to restart the computer.

This used to happen while I was playing Assassin's Creed but after adjusting the settings in the bios that has gone to a minimum. I spoke w/ both EVGA and D-Link tech support but they were unable to pinpoint the problem. EVGA suggested that lock ups/freezes are generally caused by the graphics card and/or RAM. I built this rig and all of the most recent drivers/bios versions were used in the installation of the hardware.

This is the only thing hindering me from completing my gaming rig. Vista performance rating 5.7 (due to processor - all other ratings at 5.9)
Can smoothly run Crysis at 1600x1200, No Anti-A, and all other settings on Very High w/ DX10.

EVGA 780i SLI Mobo
Intel E8400 3.0GHz 1333 FSB Wolfdale
Patriot Viper DDR2 800MHz 4GB (2x2GB) 4-4-4-12 2.2V
XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition (Core: 640MHz RAM:1900MHz)
Corsair 1000W Modular Power Supply
WD Velociraptor 300GB Sata 3.0GB/s 10,000RPM Hard Drive
D-Link DWA 552 Extreme N Wireless Card

A:Vista Locks Up/Freezes


There are a few things that you can try. Do you have problems if you connect directly using an Ethernet cable? Try using another slot for your wireless card. Are your wireless card and router compatible with each other, and are they set up correctly? Refer to the relevant instruction manuals. Generally speaking, for best compatibility you need to use the same manufacturer. Have you installed SP1 yet? There is a driver available, version, which, according to D-Link, is included in SP1.

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Hi all... I'm asking for your recommendation on a problem I'm having:

Vista keeps freezing, usually when playing games or watching flash videos, but also sometimes just at random. By freezing, I mean completely unresponsive, so I have to turn off the computer with the power button.

My first suspect was a faulty hard drive, but I've run extensive scans on both hard drives in my PC, and all of them report that nothing is wrong.

So then I disabled my sound card, but that has no issue.

I ran memtest86+, but that affirmed that the RAM is working fine.

The only remaining culprits are:

- Graphics card
- Motherboard?
- The OS itself

Sometimes I can play games for hours on end and the system is absolutely fine, so I'm not sure that it's the graphics card. Before you ask, yes I am running the latest drivers.

I have nothing like a multimeter so I can't test the PSU, but seeing as I can deliberately stress the computer sometimes with no adverse effect, I doubt that that's the issue... Though I can't be sure. I have opened the case and rigoursly de-dusted as much as I can, however.

The computer has started making a strange noise when I first turn it on, like a rattling noise... It's only for the first 60 seconds or so; but it's odd... Maybe I just never noticed it before, or perhaps I slightly dislodged something when de-dusting it.

As for the operating system; in the past few months it's been getting quite unstable... The desktop has been crashing,... Read more

A:Vista Freezes/Locks Up Seemingly At Random

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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Been trying to help friend fix computer. has been running very slow constant lock up ands not respondings.this is a dell inspiron 1545 running vista 32 bit- SP2Speccy snapshot--- http://speccy.piriform.com/results/wx8ZkjyFHgKIvswhVHRqqtiWHAT I DID SO FAR:Got rid of a lot of unneeded startup processes on msconfig, clean off any noticeable junk. tweaked performance settings (such as adjusting visual effects).ran avg free in safe mode. found nothing infected. ran malwarebytes in safe mode, found nothing infected.ran spybot search and destroy in safe mode, found a few things, deleted all of them.ran defrag/optimize with Auslogics Disk Defrag, completed.ran hijack. saved log. did not do anything else with that.ran DDS saved logs.ran rkunhooker saved log.Thanks much, i'll be looking for your replyBob

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

hi,,,, am i lead to believe that you now think this is not a security issue hence you posted here, (if you do think its a security issue you need to post in the correct forum.) take a look in event viewer for more info related to the crashes,, also post back any info or error codes, also take a look in task manager to see if there are any processes that are using up all the CPU, post those back too, also look in device manager for any yellow triangles and red X's and lastly look in reliability monitor for info,,, click on any red X's in there and post back the info. hopefully its just a dodgy driver. to find all these just type in to search box in start menu.
good luck.

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Please help with my computer problem. I am running windows vista on a laptop. Over the past few weeks our computer started having some issues with freezing up or locking up. There are a lot of not respondings too. I ran a hijack this if any of you guys can see any issues that I need to take care of. Thanks SOOO much for your help.CurtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\... Read more

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

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.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread We 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.I order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is ... Read more

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Sorry I messed up on my first posts. I didn't attach the files you required.


Computer froze up, had to just turn it off and then back on. When turned back on Windows would not initiate. Another screen came up saying it would attempt to automatically fix the problem. After about 30 minutes another screen came up saying it couldn't automatically fix the problem.

Had to go out of town for a week, when I got back I turned the pc back on and it loaded windows fine! Problem was it ran really slow and froze up again. When I restarted again it brought up safe mode startup options which worked.

I was able to then restart windows normally. At this point I did select the restore option from the start menu. I chose the most recent restore date possible which seemed to help for awhile. Unfortunately the computer is back to slow operating and keeps showing the error message 'AMD RAIDXPERT" Task 20 timeout on disk port 1"

My system is a Vista home premium 2007 sp1.

Any help greatly apprecitated

Below is the DDR file

Thanks Binky400

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Larry at 13:21:26.56 on Sat 09/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.7927.5369 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

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I am new here, posting with an extremely inconvienient issue. I am running Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion dv6626 laptop. My issue is that Vista is constantly freezing upon startup, without any error message or indication whatsoever. It started once every week or so, then to everyday within 30 minutes of startup. Now, its within 5 minutes sometimes the desktop doesnt even load before the freeze. After the system freezes, I have to hold down the power button to shut off the machine.

There's a couple details that lead me to belive the issue is software related and not a hardware issue. First, when the system freezes, I can still move the cursor via the touchpad, 95% of the time. I just cannot select a window, toggle between screens, or get any keyboard functionality or any other response at all. Second, I can boot up in safe mode and have all the functionality as safe mode will allow with no issues. I can also startup in Diagnostic mode with no issue at all, but again, tasks are limited.

I have deleted countless files and uninstalled probably 60% of my programs including the most recently installed ones. I've updated windows, and cleaned temporary files, and I just received extensive assistance to solve a malware issue which I beleive to be fixed. (This issue began before I had a virus issue)

So.. I'm out of ideas. I'm posting this now in Safe Mode With Networking, and hoping for some help. Thanks in advance!

A:Vista.. Freezes! But works in Safe Mode fine

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Could a dirty register be the cause? If so which register cleaner is good and free all the way through including fixing all the faults in the register? Uniblue is not free as they ask you to pay after doing the free scan.

A:Vista freezes and computer runs slow if not frozen

I have already told you not to use reg cleaners or any other reg program it will not do you any favours,to troubleshoot your issue try a clean boot
you might also try scanning for malware and reading this sticky Is your PC running slow...?

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Hello, I have a 11 months old Notebook Tecra9 Toshiba running on vista 32 bits. Recently i'm experience frequent freezes (the desktop, not internet explorer) when using IE7 and also the taskbar would freeze, seems to be caused by audioclientrpc. My laptop is in french, but it's the same report problem as the english version:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918e5d
Hang Signature: 7ce1
Hang Type: 128
Waiting on Application Name: svchost.exe:AudioClientRpc
Waiting on Application Version:
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 2: 0c9f
Additional Hang Signature 3: a56c4207c57f0df533c0ba603853928d
Additional Hang Signature 4: 7ce1
Additional Hang Signature 5: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 6: 0c9f
Additional Hang Signature 7: a56c4207c57f0df533c0ba603853928d

A:Vista freezes randomly plus taskbar also freezes

I have the same program hanging as well. Have you been able to find a solution yet?

It's driving me crazy as the only thing I've changed on my computer recently was upgrading the RAM from 1 to 2 gigs.

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There was a Windows Update a few days ago and ever since the update my computer has been  freezing shortly after the desktop menu appears.  In the few moments, after the desktop appears I can still click on items and even launch programs but after all the start up items have been loaded, the mouse pointer still works but the mouse buttons and the keyboard do not register any actions and any programs that I might have been able to open become frozen.  The hard drive light also flashes on and off in regular 2-3 second interval when this occurs.
I tried unchecking all non Windows processes in MSConfig and that appeared to fix things at first but after running for about 5 minutes or so the compter freezes up again.  I ran sfc scannow and I recevied a message saying somthing like 
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
I'm not sure if this is a virus/malware or if the WIndows update somehow corrupted some files and the computer works fine in Safe Mode.
Any help on fixing this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

A:Vista Toshiba Laptop Freezes, Fine in Safe Mode

Perform a  System Restore  choose the earliest date you have.

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    Hello! Aside from my introduction, this is my first post. I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, running Windows Vista home premium SP2 (32-bit) that has been running slow intermittently; sometimes it's fine, sometimes the windows load slowly, programs like Word take a long time to start and are a drag to operate, even while composing this message my text will freeze and I have to wait for what I've typed to show up on the screen, and finally at times my whole computer freezes, even the mouse pointer, then after a while it will unfreeze. Also, more than once while trying to watch a video online it will freeze and play a loud, repetitive noise from whatever part it was on when it froze and I end up manually shutting it off or even unplugging the laptop. Now, I noticed while searching for my system information that I'm only running on 1 GB of RAM, but I also think there is something wrong with my computer, like Malware, although I realize I could be overreacting.
    I have gone on Microsoft's website to see how I could make Vista run faster, and consequently uninstalled all programs that I did not recognize or use anymore, (except for the ones that came with the Computer and seemed important) I regularly defrag and use the disk cleanup. I have my IE set to clear my history after every browsing session, and I have unticked many of the animations for Vista, (i.e. aero, transparent windows, animations while opening/closing windows) and fina... Read more

A:Vista home premium sometimes runs slow, temporarily freezes

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 Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

Please help me.

A:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode


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So I was trying to watch "Heartbreak Ridge" in avi format and it will run fine for a bit but then all of a sudden vista locks up so tight that I can't even do a ctrl + alt + Del. I have to manually reboot the pc for it to work, and then when I try to play a movie again it will just freeze. I have noticed it is not limited to movies as I have seen it happen when it goes to screensaver, you will see half of the image being drawn and then it freezes. My System Temp atm is 42C, I will list my spec below so you can see what i'm working with.

Intel core 2 quad 2.83Ghz processor
EVGA NVIDIA 790 Digital pwn ftw edition motherboard
4gb DDR3 1333MHz Corsair DHX RAM
750W Corsair TX Powersupply
320 GB Western Digital 7200RPM Hardrive
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB graphics card
Stage 3: High performance Liquid Chilled Frostbite System for CPU
Tarantual Gaming Keyboard
Razer Mamba Mouse
The case is a Antec 900.

Hopefully that should help get some answers flowing to this b/c i've tried everything I can think of...Memory Test came back ok, I refered to the log files (forgot how I got there as I used google), and I read through it everything seemed to be ok..few warnings here and there but it wasn't pertinent to the problem. Any assitance to this problem would be greatly appreciated.


A:Vista Freezes Randomly

Are Nvidia driver up to date? Is your GeForce 9800 GT overheating?

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Hi I?ve just put my new rig together. And I seem to have some problems with Vista x64.. I cant seem to track down the problem(s). My specs are:

Asus M4A79 Deluxe, AMD 790FX, AMD2+ flashed with the newest Bios and updated the Lan + soundcard driver + newest Chipset drivers
AMD Phenom II X4 940/AM2+ 3GHz 6MB
Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5D, 4x2048mb
OCZ SSD 64 GB Solid series
WD Caviar Black 1000GB, SATAII
Corsair VX550W PSU
Club3d 4870 1Gb overclockd. edition (now RMA so its my old 7800GTX)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit SP1-

Well for starters I read some guides for preparing Vista for the SSD drive. (http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=47212) So I didnt know if that was the course of my problems. So I installed Vista on my old Raptor 74GB and I still had the freezing problem. It happens randomly both in IE7 & 8, Firefox and sometimes it just freezes on desktop.

I have run memtest on all 4 (individually) sticks of ram. passed 5 times so I guess it?s not the Ram. Dosnt look like it?s heat issue either. So im kind of in the dark here.. Any guesses or ideers that I can try ??

and now Vista is even pretty slow at shutting down (about 1-2 min).. tried to change the Kill-services line in regedit. set it to 5000 !!!

A:New rig.. Vista freezes randomly

Hi -

I'll take a look at the software for you & see if anything stands out. Please follow the instructions found HERE. Attach resulting zip(s) to your next post.

Regards. . .



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Ok about a week ago my computer just started randomly freezing. Sometimes it takes awhile, but when it freezes i have to hold the power button and force it off. I dont wanna switch operating systems and this is an expensive custom built computer so no warranty. Any would be appreciated. I also ran a memory check and it turned out fine so..I have Windows Vista Business SP1

A:Help Please!! Vista randomly freezes!!

Lookup vista hotfixes or search for "freezing, crashing..."on the microsoft site. I believe there is a hotfix for this very issue. If not... look at this microsoft techsupport forum posts:


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I'm new to this forum and would like to find a solution to an ongoing problem that has grown past annoying to simply frustrating. I am running an Intel i7 920 2.6ghz with Windows Vista SP1. The computer is freezing randomly and doesn't respond. Sometimes the mouse cursor will still be able to move, but any input whatsoever is ignored and does not respond to ctrl-alt-del. I've checked the system logs in event viewer and each time there is an error saying:

The previous system shutdown at 8:29:49 PM on 6/29/2009 was unexpected.

Which is then preceded by the following events:

File System Filter 'KLIF' (6.0, 1/29/2009 8:49:00 AM) has successfully loaded and registered with Filter Manager.

Processor 0 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 1 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 2 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 3 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 4 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 5 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
0 throttle state(s)

Processor 6 exposes the following:

1 idle state(s)
0 performance state(s)
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A:Vista Freezes Randomly

Hi -

What you describe is asymptomatic of an APPCRASH followed by a system crash (shutdown). If hardware related, you will usually find no recorded events indicating the cause. If software is the cause, I would expect to see memory dump files left behind by BSODs. Any files in \windows\minidump?

You may find additional information in the other 50+ Event Viewer logs - specifically APP & SYSTEM. Also, check out WERCON - Problem Reports & Solutions -
START | wercon | "View Problem History" - 2x-click on a line item for additional details

I suggest that you remove KIS as 3rd party firewalls are among the leading causes of appcrashes & BSODs. Download the Kaspersky Removal Tool (KRT) to your desktop, right-click, select "run as admin". Re-boot.

KRT - http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463

Reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

Use AVG for a/v if you wish - http://free.avg.com/download-avg-ant...s-free-edition

If freezing continues, run the batch script below and post resulting zip files to your next post -


The other Event Viewer entries are informational and do not contribute to system crashes.

Regards. . .



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I have tried cleaning the winsock, running all maintenence. Ran Malwarebytes also. Still freezes. I put in a new Netgear N300 Wireless Router and all computers reach the access point except one Vista x86. It will see it and when connecting I have to fight to repair and then it will reach the internet and it seems to freeze more when connected than when it's not but sometimes it will freeze when idle on desktop. We have another and it doesn't have any problems. Any suggestions?

A:Vista freezes randomly

what are you running
video card brand and model
power supply

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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Hello....I need help. My PC freezes randomly. I notice that this happened after I installed the software of my motherboard. Below is the specs of my PC:

Motherboard: ECS GeForce6100PM-M2
Processor : AMD Phenom 8650 Triple Core 2.3 GHz
Memory : 1GB RAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

I keep on searching the internet for answers but haven't found the right solution. Please help me....Thanks.

A:My Vista freezes randomly

Should be easy to solve. Boot in safe mode, if the problem is gone, use the clean boot, .

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If not solved we can make other test, for memory etc.

Already I see a problem, you will not have too much success with 1gb of RAM. You will have to get rid of some of the less than necessary features of Vista.

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Hi, my wife's computer runs erratically (shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post), and was hoping for your help please.
Below are the PC specs:
Win edition:
- Win 7 home premium
- Service Pack1
- Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
- Installed memory (RAM): 8 GB
- System Type: 64-bit OS
Background: We recently upgraded osfrom XP to Windows 7 but had many of the same peoblems before.
- big fan of CCleaner and Glary tools.
thx in advance!

A:Computer runs erratically - shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post

Welcome to the bleeping computer forum 
Unfortunately, intermittent issues are one of the difficult fault to troubleshoot. Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info about your system.
1 ) Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below.
 Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
2 ) Download and run Minitoolbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
    Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
    -List last 10 Event viewer errors
    -List installed programs
    -List devices
    -List users, partition and memory size
Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply
After reading your logs, either me or any other forum volunteer will assist to you to diagnose the issue.
Don't ever use the registry cleaning function in CCleaner or Glary utilities. Only use them to clean the temp files. Using registry cleaners may cause unpredictable damage to the registry. If anyone properly knows which registry keys are garbage, that is only Microsoft. 

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I'm running Vista 32 Ultimate with top of the line gaming hardware. Yet, Vista randomly freezes where control.alt.delete won't even work, so I have to hold down the power button to reboot.

There's no specific task that causes it, it has frozen when idle on my desktop, playing games, music, browsing the net... anything. I don't get any error message, it just freezes and never recovers. I've reformatted my drive completely, and it still happens. My gut points to my sound card because of the way my speakers make funny sounds sometimes when it happens.

Here's what I've done so far.

- Run the Windows memory check (no problems)
- Reformat
- Run virus/spyware/malware scans

Please let me know what reports/information needed to pinpoint this issue. I can give the basic hardware to start off.

Vista 32 Ultimate
Asus Striker Extreme
Quad Core OC's to ~ 3.4
nVidia 8800 Ultra
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS


A:Vista Freezes Hard Randomly

Hi larryjr88. . .

Welcome back to TSF - Vista!

Do you know if the system is freezing due to the CPU &/or RAM being maxed out?

I suggest that you boot-up the system and immediately bring up the Task Manager (right-click on a clear area of the task bar at the bottom of your screen; select Task Manager). Select the 4th tab - "Performance" - then go about your business. As you may know, it is an "on-top" window so you will be able to see it during a freeze.

I know it must be hard to understand how a system with 3GB RAM could freeze with RAM at 100% - but it has happened.

Please let me know of results.

Regards. . .


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I'm running Vista Ultimate and I'm getting random crashes, reboots, and BSOD. I see no consistency to the events. This is on a AMD dual core 5600 on an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard with 3 gigs of Ram (OTC brand ddr2 pc6400 dual c4). psu is Antec NeoHE 550, Video card is ATI Raedon HD 2400. I'm running at about 29-34C on core 1 and 34-41C on core 2. This stays pretty consistent due to the 4 case fans the psu fan and the ASUS "silent square" mega super sized heat sink. Can anyone please help?!?

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I'm having this problem and it's seriously annoying. Every so-often when I boot up, the computer will freeze at the Vista loading screen where you see the loading bar on a black background. It seems to happen at random, sometimes the computer will boot up and load vista just fine but sometimes it will just freeze up when that loading bar is displayed. It happens at the same point each time.

I have no idea what could be causing this, it seems to happen at random so i can't really troubleshoot it. I have attached my system information to this post, if anybody knows what could be causing this please tell me. Could it be a hardware failure?

Thanks for your help.
Here are my system specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
2 x Seagate 320GB SATA HDDs (Intel Raid 0)
EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS Factory Superclocked PCIe
OCZ 700w GameXStream Power Supply
Gigabyte P35-DQ6 Intel P35 Motherboard
OCZ Platinum 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
Megavision MV220 22in 5ms DVI LCD Monitor
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000

A:Vista Freezes on loading randomly

anybody have any suggestions?

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Over the past couple of years, my Vista media PC would randomly freeze, with no mouse/keyboard function. My only option would be to do a hard shutdown/reboot. This has persisted over 3 different video cards and numerous driver updates. The problem is the frequency has picked up in the last few months. The most obvious source of the problem, I guess, would be overheating. I have taken steps to correct this, and there have been no freezes since then, so hopefully that was it. However, in the course of troubleshooting, another issue came up: I was told the trouble might stem from RAID drivers (I do not use RAID), so to change the SATA setting in the BIOS from "RAID" to "IDE." Doing so, caused my machine to BSOD with the following STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80599BB0, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). This happens also when trying to boot into SafeMode. When I change the BIOS SATA setting back to "RAID" the machine boots normally. So because of all these symptoms, I was told to do a rootkit check in order to (hopefully) rule that out.BTW, I notice on the DDS log that it shows NIS being "enabled." I no longer have NIS installed (uninstalled about 3 years ago).EDIT: I have Virtual Clone Drive installed. I ran Defogger. This is what the log shows:defogger_disable by jpshortstuff ( created at 05:53 on 26/06/2010 (Bruce)Checking for autostart values...HKCU\~\Run values retrieved.HKLM\~\Run values retrieved.... Read more

A:Vista machine randomly freezes

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello, first time poster.

I searched google for this problem and found this thread:
I am experiencing the same problem, my computer is randomly freezing and I am forced to restart and start anew... only for it to randomly happen again.

You all seem very knowledgeable and helpful based on that post, so I decided to come here.

My computer was built 4/29/08 by cyberpower PC. Here is a copy of the receipt of components:

* CAS: Hot !!! Apevia X-Telstar Junior 420W Case w/ Temp Display and Fan Control (G Type Black Color with Side-Window)

* CS_FAN: Default case fans
* CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 4400+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+4]
* FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
* HDD: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+13])
* MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse (BLACK COLOR)
* MOTHERBOARD: Asus M3A78-EMH/HDMI AMD 780G Chipset DDR2/800 SATA PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio [+10]
* MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Mushkin or Major Brand)
* OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1 [+89] (32-bit Edition)
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A:Vista Randomly Freezes/Crashes

Most BIOS beep codes I can find also suggest faulty RAM.

As you have eliminated that, you have to start thinking along the lines of a faulty motherboard? It really does sound like a hardware fault, as it occurs during POST before Windows loads. Therefore I do not see how it can be software related.

As it was shop assembled, you should ship it back and get them to fix it!

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Hey guys, I've had my Asus F6A for about a month and a bit now. I've started to come across problems with vista freezing randomly and windows live messenger freezing randomly.
For eg. im using the laptop then i go to shower and i come back, the desktop is frozen but i can still move the mouse. This also happens to windows live messenger, at first i thought it was JUST messenger, but it happens aswelll when i dont have it opened. It's really weird, Im using NOD32 but it . find any virus or anything.. any ideas ?? thanks

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While using my computer, it will freeze without any true pattern except that I can ensure freezing by trying to play a larger game! Though it is rarer, I also get freezes while working in safe mode. Following a freeze, I have to run a registry cleaner or the freezes tend to come earlier until I cannot fully boot to Windows without a freeze.

Though I have avast as my anti-virus, I have non-active malware programs I use when things just don't seem right. Through these programs, I have removed a number of trojans, backdoors, adware and other items I did not even understand. My main browser is Opera, though I have also tried to update Internet Explorer to IE9 RC. I can no longer get Internet Explorer to perform and go on line. Through internet searches, I attempted to use information from other forums without success. Though I tried to be careful, I may have compounded the problem when I thought I understood what I was doing. Since I do not understand it, I have stayed out of the Registry except to use CCleaner (I removed all IObit programs).

When I tried to submit a Hijackthis report to you, Hijackthis was grayed out, when I tried to "run as administrator" and Hijackthis would not complete a full scan without this feature!

I am using 32 bit Windows Vista Version 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2). I am not sure I removed all of the malware or if this is just registry related or damage I have done trying to fix things. Knowing how complicated this... Read more

A:Windows Vista system freezes randomly

UPDATE - It appears I have been able to resolve the problem!

As a partial fix, I increased my virtual memory which allowed me to work for 2 or 3 hours before the random shutdowns started again. As the problem began again, I noticed that I was seeing "SPTD" in my logs and other areas. I failed to list the sites where I found helpful information because I have been searching so many sites without much luck.

I had installed Daemon Tools (may be misspelled) and found it not to be very useful for me, so I uninstalled it! Unfortunately, Daemon Tools plants the system file "SPTD" which can only be removed by returning to the download site and going through the steps as if you were going to download the program! When the download is requested, the program asks if you want to install or uninstall the program! The only way I found to get rid of the file SPTD was by using this uninstall method as listed above.

For the last couple of days, since I removed the SPTD file, there haven't been any freezes of any type on my system. Speed and stability have returned as if the system was brand new. Since I can only cover such a short period of lack of freezes, I do not want to vouch for this being the only problem I had. If I notice any recurrence of malfunctions, I will report it immediately on this site!

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