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Q: Computer keep freezing

Hello everybody, I have a problem.

Multiple times per day, my computer freezes for a few seconds, and it seems to be because my graphic cards is having a seizure (sometimes I get the message saying my Nvidia card crashed). It never happen when I'm watching a movie or playing a game, in fact, it only happens when I switch pages on the internet or open up something else.

Any ideas what might be causing the problem? Thank you for your time.

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A: Computer keep freezing

did you try restarting your pc

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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Hello,

I'm going to post two different scenarios that happens when my computer needs a hard restart
My computer freezes completely (literally no movement on the screen or anything, it's not slow it's frozen). And an extremely loud buzzing sound comes out of my headphones or speakers.The same thing as above except without the loud buzzing noise.

I saw that this happened to someone else who had both the speakers and the headphones plugged in at the same time. However, scenario #2 just happened to me 10 minutes ago even though I only had my headphones plugged in.

I built this computer six months ago and it's the first computer I've ever built. I assume it's a driver issue but I can't really pinpoint the problem since no BSOD appears on the screen and I have no higher computer knowledge.

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

Wow, this sounds like the same thing that happened to a friend of mine when his hard drive was failing. Replaced the drive and the freezes went away. Even the buzzing noise.

Also you may need to look at what drivers you may have just install/updated.

Hoping you don't have any failing hardware "Motherboard, video card, etc". Those are expensive

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My Computer for the past two weeks and sometimes on and off had suddenly becaame it freeze alot when starting jukebox, or just simple programs like internet explorer, I would highly appriciate someone looking at my log file and replying, Thanks Alot!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:00 PM, on 11/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

I don't see anything in your log or your description of your problem to come to the conclusion that your problem is malware related. When there is malware present there will always be other internet related symptoms like popups or a browser hijack etc...

I will advise you to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Spyware as the version you have is very old and no longer supported. It in now called Windows Defender.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently. Go through this now and see if it helps:

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

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it used to work fine then about a week ago it started to freeze. i thought it had a virus so i tried to run a scan and it just froze again. i went on it again today and it is still freezing, i ran windows malicious software removal tool and it didnt find anything. When it freezes i have to restart it incorrectly then it comes up with a thing and asks if i want to start StartUp Repair. I do this, its fine, then freezes again and the cycle returns. Please help. I'm really worried.

it is vista. compaq presario C700

also the inbuilt microphone on it doesnt work anymore either if that is related.
 

A:Computer Freezing Repeatedly and Doing StartUp Repair but then freezing etc.

T:
Hello.

Personally, I think you should click on the "report" link of your post and ask the moderator to move your thread to the malware removal forum, to be certain that the malware is gone.

Be sure to read

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html

and http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603619-please-read-before-posting-forum.html

It is possible that the programs you listed have missed a nasty piece of malware.

Be sure to read http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html .
RF123
 

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Hello, I'm having an issue with my computer.

My computer has started to restart/freeze up on me. The thing is, it has graphical issues once it freezes/tries to reboot. I get all these lines through the screen, graphical glitches when trying to go through the BIOS, etc. The computer isn't too slow, it isn't acting strange, the only thing that is wrong is the obvious freezing/restarting with graphical lines and glitches once it freezes.

My video card has been going out for a long time(I share a computer with a few people and they seem to think the video card is ok, but I have always seen small glitches in graphics here and there), so I am thinking maybe this might be a problem, given the graphical glitches, the horizontal lines going through the screen once it freezes.

When it hits the BIOS, it sometimes shows these same lines with the screen going mostly black.

System specs are:

CPU - Core 2 Duo, speed I don't remember.

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

I got this computer a few years back and I am not one to keep updated with specs or talk about them often, so I have forgotten the speed of the CPU and I do not know if I am missing information for you guys.

Solutions I have tried:

Overheating - I used air to filter out all dust/dirt that might be there to harm the computer, I have plenty of fans in there, etc.

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

If you're getting graphical 'glitches' while in bios, that's usually a good sign that your graphics card is having issues - however, I have seen this happen with faulty ram. I'd recommend reseating the cards (ensure your computer is off and unplugged whilst doing so) and see if that helps
 

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so I got a computer that keeps freezing up on me. sometimes it runs for hours before hanging, and sometimes it hangs every 5-10 minutes.

I ran memtest and it seemed to freeze up during memtest. the little blinking icon was normal, but the test wasnt running and the commands didnt work.

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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ok so recently my pc has been delaying on opening everything, when i open a program like chrome it takes about 5 minutes or so for it to open then when i try open a new tab, it takes about the same time.
when i unlock my pc or when i have to press yes or no to open that program, the sound played for it like 2- 5 minutes later. when i eventually open up a game the audio is fine but when trying to watch a youtube video sometime i dont even hear audio until about 5 minutes after the video has started

i have tried just about everything i can to sort it and nothing has worked. HELP!
 

A:Computer is Freezing Is Freezing When Opening any Program.

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hi all im new to techspot,my computer keeps freezing.my friend who built both my last 2 computers has done all kinds of checks,tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard,replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for 3 days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up.replaced graphics card worked ok for 2 days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up,ive just ordered new 1.5tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply,ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones.i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no's wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he's never come across this,its totally random ive even got new 22 inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present.its so annoying can anyone help please
 

A:Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

Well replace the power supply then...
 

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I don't know what else to say other than my computer has been freezing and firefox has been freezing lately. I called the manufacturer and he said to restore windows to factory settings, so I did that. Things were great for a week or so, but recently my computer has begun freezing again. It happens pretty frequently. Firefox will also freeze when trying to get it to do very little work, like loading two tabs simultaneously, e.g. My AVS found a suspicious file recently and quarantined it, but still, the freezing has continued. Please advise.

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Carly Mergens at 23:41:53.37 on Sat 02/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3884.2374 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

A:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

Welcme,
The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.
 
Dick

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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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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 ke... Read more

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

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

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Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
 

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?
 

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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I'm well aware of how my computer operates, and how it acts (I'm no pro I've just been using this dino for ever, emachine T1440) Lately it's been lagging, but not consistantly. IE freezes upalmost every time i switch to a new page, or open a new tab. And spybot s&d suddenly will not load. It hangs on the load window. So of course I grabbed HiJackThis and did a scan. I hope this is the proper forum for this if not then I hope a Mod can move it where it should go. I'm adding my log file as an attachment. Any advice would be appreciated thank you.

A:My computer keeps freezing up

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi i have been having problems with my computer freezing and my internet going out at random times for the past few days i think its magicjack reacting with my modem but i am not possitive i notice when my computer freezes if i restart my modem everything is fine for a while this has been hapening since i installed magicjack is there anything i can do here is my hijackthis log

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i purchased a game from wild tangent called polar bowler and it won't let me unlock it since there is a pop up blocker on it and it won't let me run it? what do i do to unlock the pop-up blocker? i am running microsoft xp
 

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Welcome to TSG

What pop up blocker are you using?

Many popular ad blocking software programs can be temporarily disabled by simply holding down one of the following keys until the new window appears: Control (CTRL), ALT, or Shift.
 

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Recently I have been getting way more pop ups than usual. My laptop has frozen on several occasions and is slower to start up.

I followed the instructions and downloaded hjt. Here is my log and I appreciate your help: ^_^

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:01:44 PM, on 1/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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My niece has an HP ZD8000 laptop and it starting freezing up on her yesterday ... she brought it to me to look at it and I found her hard drive was almost full ... was able to delete almost 3 gigs of stuff. Computer is still freezing up ... it will work for about 5 minutes then freezes ... mouse will still move but nothing happens ... can't click on anything! She has Norton 360 and it will take hours to do a quick scan if it works at all ... usually freezes up before it does anything!!! I read on here to do a hijack this log and will post that!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Jody
 

A:Computer freezing

Please click here to download and install the HijackThis installer. ​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​
 

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Hi

My pc starts up then after a few minutes freezes. after i restart it works fine. sometimes i have to restart twice for it to work fine. It does the same thing with all the windows i tried( Windows xp, 7 professional and 7 ultimate). At the moment it is running windows 7 professinal. Also does the same thing with all diff anti viruses. At the moment there isn't an anti virus installed.

Please Help
 

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After using the computer a few times, closing it, and re-opening it, my homepage freezes. What can cause this to happen? should i shut down the computer every time???? thanks for your help.
 

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Hi! I have a HP p6820 as my main computer and the problem is that for some reason it freezes whatever I was currently doing. It can freezes when I'm watching a youtube video, reading a Wikipedia article, playing a video game or just not using it at all... And it also freezes whenever it wants. It can freeze 10 minutes after having started it, or 8 hours after... I haven't done any modification to it and the only things that are connected on it are: headphones, speakers, a computer monitor, a USB mouse, a USB keyboard and a USB floppy disk drive. I cleaned all the dust inside the computer but not inside the power supply.
 
Go to this website if you want to know the specs of my computer and all
 
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=ca&lc=fr&dlc=fr&docname=c02942029#N87
 
Astra32 (a software) says the temperature of my CPU is 26 °C or 79 °F
 
 

A:My computer keeps freezing!

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 of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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My computer has been freezing all day today, lots of programs I have been running randomly won't load, or will just freeze and stop working right in the middle of use. I did a spybot scan and removed some files, but it didn't help the problem. I did a hijackthis scan

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:33:25 PM, on 8/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXE
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My computer has been freezing constantly, what can I do now.

A:Computer freezing

We need for info to even try to be helpful .
 
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 of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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About a Month and a half ago my computer started having issues with freezing up.

My internet slows to a crawl then stops. My roommates internet is unaffected. Then everything locks up for 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Computer then un-freezes and continues as if nothing happened.

I have no clue what the issue is. I tried unplugging all spare HDD's, fans, and various other things. I re-installed windows and ran that almost fresh for 2 weeks and still had an issue.

The only common factor seems to be high internet usage. Steam trying to download a game, loading a video on YouTube, gif's, ect.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
(bbLean shell replacment...this is not the issue i tested a clean install and it had the same issue)
CPU: AMD-fx6300
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P (bad Ethernet drivers but i use a WiFi card)
Graphics: Evga GeForce gtx 650
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x2 @1600mHz
WiFi card: TP-LINK TL-WN951N
PSU: Rosewill 400 watt PSU

A:Computer Freezing

You should only download drivers from the Gigabyte web site for your motherboard. If you have bad drivers, then you have gotten them from somewhere else.
Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, right click the demgmt.msc results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager are there any devices with yellow flags? Even if there aren't;
Download the Chipset and LAN driver from the Gigabyte page for your model: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 5.x) and any other drivers you require from the Device Manager.
Freezing is usually caused by overheating. After updating your drivers, shut down the computer and take the side off, and clean out all dust and blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Be sure to keep all fans plugged in and when you start it, and they are all spinning.
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to PC Health. Check the temperatures, and the voltages.

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In my computers whole 4 days of life, I have recently run into this frustrating problem where the computer keeps freezing. The computer was up and running since Monday, however, this problems only seems to have surfaced yesterday afternoon.

I ram memtest84, and those that froze too . Temperatures are not an issue, since the CPU is ~40, and the GPU ~56

Any sugguestions?
 

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Hi folks, I have a Packard Bell Ixtreme M5722. Got it in January and it's been fine until now. The system keeps freezing. Everything just locks up and the only way to recover is to turn it off and reboot.

Can anyone help me with this? It seems to happen every couple of hours or so and I'm not doing anything special when it happens - just surfing the web.

Thanks,

Andy
 

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At the start, the laptop would not start normally. After getting it going with last known good configuration, I removed a couple of malware items with Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes and have gone through Microsoft Fixit and updated all programs. I have also run SFC /SCANNOW and this has come up with only 4 Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar items it cannot repair.

However, the laptop still keeps freezing when downloading and installing large items with Windows Installer,and when installing programs from disk. Also, System Restore does not work. I can manually create a restore point, and one is created before installing programs, but the restore point has usually gone when restarting the laptop.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2.

Any help solving this problem would be welcome.

A:Computer keeps freezing

I suggest you start by posting in the Am I Infected forum to make sure you got everything.

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Hello guys Well i finnaly fixed the BSOD with the help of the people here and a new problem has appeared, i honestly feel cursed "sigh".Ok i followed all the regular procedures spybot, clean the temp file, spydoctor and registry cleaner. Checked for defragment and scandisk but my system says not needed. Now the problem is that while i play a game or listening to music or watching a movie my computer freezes. From my event viewer i get this:The IPSEC Services service terminated with the following error: The authentication service is unknown. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.When i follow the procedure (I enteR "sc query IPSEC" i get this:Service_name: IPSECType: 1 Kernel DriveState: 4 Running (Stppable, Not Pausable, Ignores shutdown)Win32 Exit code : 0 (0x0)Service Exit code: 0 (0x0)Checkpoint : 0x0Wait_Hint : 0X0If you guys need any more information pls let me know, and thanks for your time.

A:Computer Freezing

Re the IPSEC notification: Do you have the NetBIOS protocol enabled?

Not sure that error relates to your freezing.

Louis

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I recently was able to get rid of CWS trojan malware and dialers.
Then I updated IE and microsoft, [mine is a 98] also went to aol 9.0SE. I am not a fan of aol, but lost internet connection and it was all I had.
Currently I use McAfee anti virus and firewalls, have AdAware and Spybot, and since I got rid of the CWS trojan, I have the recent HJT and also have the CWShredder.
My ability to search the web is restricted by my cursor, [computer freezing ].
I am not computer literate, and am not able to understand if my computer has what is needed for space for aol. I can send that info if anyone would be willing to view it and give me an idea of what I need.
I have pop up blockers , furnished by aol, it works fairly well.
I hope this forum area is the place to post this.
Thanks for reading.
joal

A:Computer freezing

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.Download the latest version, from here.Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, hereThen, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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Im currently running windows xp professional with SP2. My processor is an AMD athlon xp 1900+ 1.60GHz with 512 RAM. I will turn my computer on in the morning, look up a few things then ill have class. I will return in like 2 hours or sooner and it has froze. Everything completely quit working, including the time on the task bar. After I restart the computer, it will work fine because I will be doing something on it right up until I turn it off. But it seems once I leave it be, it will just freeze up. I have nothing running in the background but my AIM, when it freezes. I have looked up other forums and read those. but I figured I will post my problem and get first hand help. I was just wondering what the problem could be.

Thanks
 

A:My computer keeps freezing!!!

well for one thing it could be your your screensaver or it could be your power management.If it is your screensaver just change it. If its not, what you do is go to the start menu, click on settings and then control panel.Go to performance and maintenance and then scroll down and click power options.Under turn off monitor, turn off hard disks, system stand by and system hibernates, select never for all of them. That might do the trick.
 

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my computer keeps freezing up and now i cant on at all without the screen just going black and wont come back no matter what i do

A:my computer xp keeps freezing up

do you get to safe mode? Press F8 at the bios screen.
If you can get to safe mode then i would suggest choosing "last known Configuration.
Now if you do all this and still you have no joy, then i would suspect the video card, re-seat that and post back your findings

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A couple of times a day my computer just freezes and i have to reboot. It can happen anytime so I'm not relating to any piece of software or anything particular I'm doing.

I checked event viewer and just before it crashes there is information srtsp followed by warning ftdisk followed by error service control manager

or some other combination like information srtsp followed by error service control manager.

Any help with this would be much appreciated as its a pain in the backside

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how long has this been going on? have you cleaned your cpu heatsink and fan lately? if not blow it clean with a can of compressed air. most probable cause of the freezing is overheating. when it freezes up do you notice that the harddrive busy light is on indicating there is some harddrive activity?? if so ,,,could be a sign that some malware is running in the background that is tieing up your processor time. may even be indicating your harddrive is failing...

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im not a computer buff, so when answering this please try use simple terms. i recently put in a dvd/ cd drive, and loaded the additional software that came with it. but since then when i play games like alias, sims2 and tomb raider after about 30min of play it freezes, not only the game but the computer too, ctrl, alt, del doesnt work only reseting the computer does. pls help!!!!
 

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your graphics card is probably a low end card and cannot keep up with the high end graphics of most games.
 

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I am running XP Pro sp3 and experiencing random freezes. I have done several scans for spyware and maleware that have come up clean. I have had other problems in the past , one being a nasty root kit that I received lots of help from the maleware forum. Not sure this problem should be in that forum or this one. Also since the root kit was removed i have had a problem with being able to have both users on this machine logged on at the same time. When switching between users, after about 3 minutes you hear the sound that the previous user was logged off. It is a inconvenience more than a problem, but it would be great to have this correct.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Freezing computer

Hi .

After some malware issues...system files may remain damaged and undetected.

The only sure way of overcoming such...is a clean install.

Alternately, you could try either a repair install of XP or the sfc /scannow command.

There are many reasons for sytem freezeups, including overheating.

Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

COMPUTER FREEZES - http://www.jrwhipple.com/computer_hangs.html

Louis

Your malware topic was over a year ago and you have since opened at least 4 topics re possible problems with malware/system implications. Let's try to get to the root of what is wrong here.

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I have windows 7 and my computer has been acting strangely. Since about spring it started to freeze up whenever i turned it on. The freezing could be avoided though if i would log of before it froze in which case it would not freeze. My computer is acting strange and i want to know what is causing this. I would like to know if my computer is defective or if windows 7 is messed up I don’t know a lot about computers so pleas I’d like some help
 

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Hi there,

My computer keeps freezing at frequent occasions throughout the day. Sometimes it happens two or three times, other days as many as ten. I thought that this might have been a virus or perhaps some software that I had installed, but after checking my comp with various virus checking software (Ad-aware, CWShredder, Spybot and online virus checkers), I'm thinking it may be something else. Does anyone have any reason why this might be happening, and if there's any way it can be fixed? Thanks to anyone that helps.
 

A:Computer keeps freezing

well, have you run any online checks?
http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

also how many programs do you have in startup - have a look at msconfig (every thing but win2k)
start> run > msconfig
startup tab
have a look here

also you may want to look at the performance of the PC when running - let us know the windows version you have.

possibly running low on resources

otherwise as you suspect spyware - so you seem to have done most things - I would post a hijackthis log and let an expert here decode just in case
HIJACK THIS:

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.
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Hello my mo/bo is a Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard, and CPU is an amd 64 x2 5000+, and my computer has been fine up until a week ago, my pc keeps freezeing every 20 mins.

I did ad-aware searches virus searches ect. Nothing was found, sometimes it even freezes up on my mo/bo screen when I have to manually shut it off and on agian because of the freezes. So I recently have checked my ram with memtest it all passed, i did disk check, then i just recently reformated.

Once i reformated it hasent froze up until not to long ago it froze for the 1st time. But my pc just froze agian while playing a game, this time when i restarted it wanted me to load defult cmos by pressuing f2, then when i booted up it looked like there was no drivers for the vidoe card.Then it froze agian, then i restarted and when it did it found new hardware.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer keeps freezing.

List all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.

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im having trouble with my computer....its been happening for a while and im not sure whats weong with it. when i try to log in it will freeze and i have to restart it will do that about 2 or 3 times until i finally get logged in. so i took the password off now when im doing something on the computer like playing a game it will freeze. or if im just on the computer on line it will freeze sometimes. im not sure what it could be can someone help!
 

A:computer freezing

Could be a multitude of problems. Overheating, failing hardware ect. If you could, go to your event viewer (Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer) and look for any errors. They will possible come up as system errors or bugchecks. Post the EVENT ID, SOURCE, and DESCRIPTION here. Also, try finding updates for windows/video drivers/audio drivers/bios ect.
 

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I put together my own computer, I have a asus a8n sli delux with a amd 64 3200+ and i have windows xp pro. Every thing was working fine untill I tryed to fix my friends computer. I networked the two of them together using a wirless network and transfered the files that she was wanting to save. That would include pictures from a dgital camera movies the where recored from some old family videos. Then I was going to write zeros the the hard drive on her computer to fix the many problems she was experiencing. Every thing was going great. I created a folder on my hard drive to share on a network the files went in there I was even able to check the files to make shure they worked. Then I finished up and was about to write zeros the her hard drive and decied to see if I got all the picture files, but now when i go to that folder in my computer that have all the files my computer prosseses show that the explorer is at 100 % and shoes that the program is not responding and this only hapens when I go in that folder. I can go into my computer and veiw the contents of any folder exept that one with no problem. So what happend, and am I going to be able to transfer that info back to her computer and is there any way to fix this without del the folder and starting over. I also did run a virus scan on my hard drive and it said that it found nothing. Any help would be greatly apreciated. I am seriousely confused

A:my computer freezing up

How did you check for viruses? Try the online scan below. Also scan for spyware using Spybot and Ad-aware.

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I recently had to reinstall windows xp because it crashed. Now all the games I played before do not work. My system meets the requirements, by far. I have updated directx and the induvidual games from their respective web sites. Any help will be appreciated
 

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Hello.

=]

Recently A computer I build has been freezing.

It generally runs fine. No lag, or other issues. Video and audio work fine.

It's basically a 1.33 ghz amd athlon processor (I know. old as hell. but remember I built this using spare parts) 1 gig of ram and a 128 geforce videocard. The machine is running xp and i'm on it right now and it runs fine.

However; and seemingly randomly; the computer complete freezes. Not lags, or slows down, it completely freezes state and you'll be forced to start. There is no recognition of this in my program or security logs.

This has given my suspicion of lack of memory, which is why I upgraded from 512 to 1 gig recently. However disapointingly the freezes still occur.

The freezes appear to only happen after expended use of IDLING. I can be playing a videogame and it won't freeze. However if I allow the computer to idle overnight i'll wake up with it frozen.

There is one minor issue I have noticed and that is the fan of the videocard has broken. I was curious if you think the broken fan may be the cause of this? (the videocard gets relatively hot to the touch. But if this were the case why would it freeze seemingly randomly & during idle. Basically; would an overheating card *Really* cause the computer to freeze randomly?)

Do you think the problem is more likely related to driver / hardware malfunction?

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A:computer keeps freezing.

From previous experiences i would recommend reinstalling the operating system as self-built systems can cause hardware issues with the operating system installed and sometimes cause the computer to frequently crash. So reinstall the operating system and if this fails to resolve the problem there is likely to be a malfunction in the hard-drive.

Hope this helps
 

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