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Computer Freezing :-(

Q: Computer Freezing :-(


This is my first post with this site and I look forward to learning as much as I can and sharing my knowlegde with everyone else. The problem I am having well one of them anyway is PC freezing. Its at random times but only seems to be when playing games :-(. That for me is a big problem. I THINK the problem is that I am using a nvidia chipset and a ATI card but well see.


Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB PCI-E
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Heatsink (works great)
seagate 320GB HDD sata2
Western Digital 250GB sata2
Western Digital 120GB sata
OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC-3200 DDR400 Dual Channel
OCZ PowerStream 520W SLI
plus 6 fans to movve air around good quality fans

Now I did try and fix it myself but had no luck. It is currently overclocked a bit and temp is at 38C idle and maxed at 45C with load. I have reverted back to stock settings in bois and still deos not help just makes my computer slow. I can not update bois because there is no new ones and I have the latest drivers. My voltage is sitting at 1.47 and is automatic determind by my bois. I have done bench marks with 3d mark 06 and it geos though fine and I can do burn in test on all my hardware fine.

So why deos my games lock up when playing games and not when doing other things? and how to fix problem?

Preferred Solution: Computer Freezing :-(

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: Computer Freezing :-(

Hi & Welcome to Techspot!!

What is your video card's temperature? Those X1600 cards tend to run a little hot :hotbounce

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
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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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.


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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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.


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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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.


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


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 .

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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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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.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:


Defrag your HD:


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"

You will be prompted to ... Read more

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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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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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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:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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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

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.

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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]
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}
============== Running Processes ===============
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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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.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.


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

How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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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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Hope someone can help me. I have ran Disc Cleanup, Ad-Aware, and cwshredder. My computer keeps freezing up and won't let me burn files to CD for backup. Here is a copy of my HJT Log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:21:59 PM, on 5/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Binnsware, Inc\KaBoom! Popup Blocker\IEAgentSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Computer Repairs\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/...ch/search.html
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A:Hjt Log Computer Freezing

Hi not a log expert [but this will take you up the list]
A spyware program would help..
D/load Spybot..link below..check for updates..scan..remove all entries in Red.
Your hjt log should be in C:\ program file..so backups can be made.

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my Compac Presario 5106CL keps freezing. By freezing i mean that what ever i am doing i do not have control of the cursor it stays in one place and i cannot move it, where ever i am (surfing, checking e-mail, playing games on or off the internet) the page stays the same. The only thing i can do is unplug it and re boot. i hope someone can help before i pull all of my hair out. I have windows xp (recently upgraded from Me
Thanks '

A:computer freezing

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My laptop is freezing up. If I start it up it boots up ok but once it gets into Window 7 it seems like tere are program running that freeze it up.

What can I do.

A:Computer freezing up.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please take a look at a few things here:

Is your PC running slow...?

Windows 7 Tips and Tools | Tech Support Forum

How to maintain a Safe, Healthy, and Fast Web Browser | Tech Support Forum

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My computer keeps freezing up and I can't figure out why. Here is a copy of my HiJack This log. Does anyone see anything that would cause my computer to keep freezing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:50 PM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
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A:Help computer keeps freezing!!


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K, I was downloading a large file online, then my computer just froze up, I tried everything to get out of it but it just stayed frozen. So, I had no choice but to un-plug the battery and AC plug (it's a notebook). When I turned the computer back on it went immediately to the screen where you have the choice of either starting in safe-mode, start back to the last good settings, or start normally. I choose to start normally and it just froze and did nothing. I restarted the computer to try safe-mode, if froze when I tried starting in safe mode. Since I can't do anything about the computer because it keeps freezing when I try to start it what do I do? Oh, and I'm posting this on another computer at my local library just if you wondered how I'm on the internet. Please help.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

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I have a computer that is freezing, I mean froze. There is no mouse, sometimes the mouse is visible but will not move, sometimes the mouse disappears altogether, there is no keyboard, Not even 'ctrl, alt, delete' will work. Nothing will work. The picture on the monitor remains as it was at the time of freezing. Only thing that will work is to reboot. Will do this sometimes once in 3 days, sometimes 3 times a day. Sometimes it will reboot by pushing the big start button (hold for 5 seconds to shut down), then wait a minute and start again. Sometimes it will just blink on the start light and will not start at all (I am told this usually indicates stand-by). Then most times it will reboot no problem.Ok, I have done many things and I think your help is my last resource. I have ran Norton Anti-virus and found no virus's. I have ran Trend anti-virus and found 2 virus' and were removed. I have ran http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm and found no virus'. I ran and am running AVG anti-spy software and found and removed 2 spyware. I ran Lavasoft and removed 2 Ad-ware. I uninstalled Norton Anti-virus software and installed Avast Anti-virus and am running it now and found no virus'. I believe I am clean, however, I have a question. What if Norton did find some virus' over the years and removed infected files. How does one rebuild the files missing if they are system files? Win 98 was easy to do this when the install disk was copied to .cab files. I h... Read more

A:Computer Freezing - Help

Sure, we've got lots of advice!

Since it looks like you're "clean", I'd start by checking your Device Manager (a long shot) and your Event Viewer (much more likely). Look for red x's or yellow !'s in the Device Manager - look for errors in the Event Viewer.

Go to Start...Run...and type in either "devmgmt.msc" or "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

In case it goes this far, do you have a restore CD/DVD for your system? If not, I'd suggest ordering one from HP. They're cheap (about $15 for the last one I ordered for a Compaq - including shipping).

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Hey guys, I am having some issues with my computer and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I recently bought and installed Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 and afterwards my computer started freezing.

I don't know if it is because I forgot to remove another anti-spyware program that I was using, so it could be conflicting, not sure. Anyways i tried removing it but it is pointless because my computer freezes as soon as the desktop loads up. I even tried starting my computer up in safe mode by pressing F8, but for some reason that option isn't available on my comp. So I am in a pretty bummed out situation. I just wanted some input first because if I take it into a store they usually charge atleast $90 for a freaking diagnostic.

So any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Computer freezing?

The real concern is Safe Mode not working!

You may acually have Virus/Spyware infection too (seeming you were updating the AntiVirus program)

Option 1
Boot from Windows CD, go to the Recovery Console command prompt
On the command prompt type: rstrui (You might need to change into windows folder ie CD Windows)

Option 2
Remove the HardDrive and scan it in another computer fully (plus back it up)

Option 3
Repair Windows using the Windows CD again (Note: if Virus/Malware present, sometimes this will fail)

Option 4
Just do a clean install of Windows (losing everything presently on your system

Option 5
Take it to a Computer Repair Shop, for them to do all this!

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i just got a sony vaio from a coworker he said it was messed up but didn't specify what was wrong with it when i try and turn in on and i put the password in it goes to a black screen with a mouse courser that i can move and literal hours can go by and nothing if i try and open in safemode it will freeze when the windows help and support tab trys to open any ideas to help me get it up and ruining

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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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.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:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:Pop Ups and Computer Freezing


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hi everyone
my computer has really been giving me some problems lately.
it used to be that every so often when running a movie file or webcam or anything of that sort, my computer would freeze completely and i'd have to restart. now its gotten past that stage, and will often freeze even if im not doing anything.
does anyone have any ideas?
i have 512 mb of ram, so I dont know if that could be the problem.
i have an nvdia geforce 4 mx... maybe that?
or my power supply? a 400 watt stock one.
definitely isn't a software problem either.
thanks for the help

A:computer freezing

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Hello people!

I'm hoping that somebody may be able to help me out here. My pc keeps freezing for no "apparent" reason. I have posted about this topic in the security forum, and you kind people had a look at my Hijack This log and told me that I had no viruses/trojans/other nasties causing me the problem.

I've done some researching on here and two things that I think I should be checking are CPU temperatures and motherboard voltages.

My CPU temperatures haven't been getting higher than 50 deg C so I don't think this is a problem is it?

My motherboard voltages are as follows:

VCore = 1.68
VTT = 1.24
3.3V = 3.36
+5V = 4.99
+12V = 12.03
-12V = -12.61
-5V = -5.40
VBAT(V) = 3.24
5VSB(V) = 5.04

Can anyone tell me if the above figures seem ok or not?

Seasons greetings,


A:Freezing computer

Sounds like RAM.

Run memtest86.


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can some 1 help, my computer keeps has 2 sticks of ram a 128 and 64 but my pc is only showing 57ram, its windows 98 still going good but i have swaped the ram but no difference

A:computer freezing

I can think of a couple of things -First, do you have a motherboard book that tells you how much RAM and what configuration is allowed? I have an ancient computer with both DIMM and SIMM slots and the DIMMs won't take anything bigger than a 64 meg chip. And sometimes, the RAM has to be in a particular configuration to work.Second, on older systems, you need to go into the BIOS and look at the amount of RAM you have. If it shows the new RAM, you need to exit and save. Newer systems just find the RAM. Older ones need a little help.There may be other issues I don't have experience with.

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i have no idea whats wrong with my sisters computer, shes done a system restore, and it still freezes. from what she tells me, the computer freezes either during start up or every 10-15 minutes. she cant run very many programs without it freezing...heres a hijack log from her pc..
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:53:46 PM, on 12/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air USB Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\aim\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air USB Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ASHLEY. X3\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.emachines.com
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6B... Read more

A:computer keeps on freezing

You have no active AntiVirus!

Get the free AVG 7 install it, check for updates and run a full scan

AVG 7 - http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
What appears to be no spyware programs

Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.4 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS AntiSpy - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates and then run AdAware, MS AntiSpy (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything
they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize


But is it overheating - check fans, clean the case - nothing shows in the log

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Hi! I just recently installed 256 MB of RAM and Windows XP. My computer has started freezing a lot lately. I have to turn computer off and back on. Help.

A:computer freezing

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I have a dell dimension 5150. I just bought it and i setted up the internet connection. When i log into windows and the desktop appears after a couple of seconds or maby 5 secons it freezes!!! the mouse doesnt move!!

need help!!! thankyou,


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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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My computer was fine a couple days ago, until i logged off. I had to reboot my system because i didn't remember my login password. The system then started freezing up when the main screen popped up and i couldn't access any files without the computer being really slow and freezing up again. I've tried waiting for long periods of time to see if it would catch up and be fine, but it never did. I've also tried using the XP installation disc to try and repair the problem automatically but it ends up saying there are 2 DLL files missing or corrupted then goes on to finish, and then it acts the same way. I don't want to have to perform a clean install because my files aren't backed up. I appreciate any help I can get, I just want to resolve this problem asap. Thanks in advance to anyone who offers any advice.

A:Computer freezing up

What .dll files are missing?

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Since yesterday, I've been having problems with my computer freezing. It only happens when I`m listening to music, and if I recall correctly, only when using Ares to play it. It plays fine for a few seconds and then the computer freezes and that broken record effect happens.
I just downloaded the new version of Ares to see if that was the problem. I`ll update if that fixes the problem.

A:Computer Freezing Up

I would make sure your computer has the correct hardware and drivers to meet the minimum requirements of Ares.

I also remember my Mom's old laptop had this problem when playing CDs with the "CD Player" program and using battery power. I don't know if this would be relavent at all to your situation, however.


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Hi all, My computer keeps on freezing everytime that i open up my computer and whenever i try to run programs such as nero but i can run IE and other programs perfedtly fine but whenever i open my computer that is it it will not let me do anything ctrl alt del won't work either when it freezes i have to reset it any help will be very much appreciated also i have run adaware and spybot and cleared everything that they have found

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Have you tried running chkdsk on the drive in question?

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Well anytime I try to do anything that makes the computer barely think it locks up. It even locks up when I run windows setup off of the cd. Anybody know what this might be, I am guessing it is hardware related but don?t really know. I have tried system restore and it did not work. I am running XP home with service pack 2 and all other updates.

Thanks for the help.

A:My Computer Keeps Freezing!

to BC.
What makes you think it is hardware related? Have you unplug you computer open the case and clean the dirt and lent out? Check and make sure all of the fans including the video card fan is working and the heat sinks are clean and free of trash.
Clean you system, defrag, and disk cleanup (in accessiores).

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My computer works fine for ages then the screen freezes, the mouse freezes and all i am left with is the screen frozen.

THIS MUST BE HARDWARE RELATED. I spent 3 days trying things with software and today i successfully reformatted and set up my computer again... everything was running smoothly and then poof it was frozen. It froze while i was moving a document from one folder to another... saying this it freezes no matter what i am doing.

What can cause this? I think i will have to take it into a repair shop but i would much prefer if you could give me some recommendation and perhaps some diagnostic tools i could use?

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I am using windows 7. It freezes when I am watching videos or playing videos games, if I wait 10-20 seconds it will usually unfreeze and will go back to normal. I have tried CCleaner and it did not work for me. My computer does freeze on a regular basis. I want to try everything before i go see a professional. Are their any suggestions you guys have?

A:My computer keeps freezing.

A computer that freezes is usually caused by overheating. Or a failing Power Supply Unit. Shut down the computer and take off the side. Clean out the dust and blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Take a look at the label for the PSU and report the Make, Model# and Wattage. Start the computer and make sure all fans are spinning.
Try doing a Clean Boot. If this works then add each startup item one at a time until you find the culprit.

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In every game I play now it seems that once I get to a certain point in the game that stresses my computer by any means it freezes up and if I let this go on for too long it will continue to stay frozen and play the sound that was being played at the second it was last frozen over and over. I have to reset my computer in order for it to be shut down because once it freezes for too long it does not become unfrozen. I was unsure of the cause of this and tried to do a fresh install of Windows and everything to see if this would resolve the problem and was extremely disappointed to find out that a complete wipe and fresh install of windows did not fix this issue.

My computer specs:
MSI GTX 670 PE base clocks
Intel Core i5-3570K base clocks
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
8gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 MHz
Antec High Current Pro 750W
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD (Boot device)
HGST 500GB 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Sata 3gb/sHDD

A:Computer Freezing

Are you over clocking video card by chance and what version of DirectX are you running

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PC is a year old. I always had McAfee Virus protection.

I heard Panda was the best so I downloaded and bought the Titanium version after my McAfee expired.

I have had Panda on my PC for 3 days and every day at least 2 times a day, my computer freezes up.

I did a scan and nothing. Anyone know if virus protection will cause this?


A:Computer Freezing Up.........

Have you completely uninstalled McAfee? having 2 AV programs on your system (especially Panda) can cause your system to freeze and lock as both programs attempt to scan the same file.

Also whoever told you Panda was "the" best was lying, Panda is ok but conflicts with more things than any other AV product I have tried.

Excellent Alternatives:

AVG - http://free.grisoft.com - completely free
AVAST! - http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html - Completely Free

Then along side these run something like Ewido http://www.ewido.net (free but after 14 days you have to manually update it).

Also use something like Spybot Search & Destroy (completely free) to help protect you from other types of threat.

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I have got a computer that never used to freeze but since i got a new hard drive it starts to freeze when ever it feels like. Anyone know why is it because of the heat or anything i put my hand at the abck fan and its warm air?

A:Freezing Computer


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PLEASE HELP!!! Everyday I go online to check my mail or go on internet explorer and my mouse freezes up on me. I can't do ctrl alt del. I did take it somewhere to get it looked at and they could not tell me what is wrong. I have a Toshiba laptop Windows XP and have only had it for a little over a year. What is wrong? What other info do you need?

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I Hope this is the right section. I Have windows xp. For a week now my computer will freeze up when i turn it on and i have to reboot/turn it off and on almost 6-10 times just for it to completely load up without it freezing. It also makes a high pitch type of whistling noise when it doesn't start up right. Also when i actaully have it booted up and everything it will freeze up here and there for no apparent reason. So My question is why is it freezing? I Do believe this computer came with xp already on it but i have a disc should i try repair? i've been told to do the defraging. I Hvae nOrton 2007 , haven't had any virus's or anything i keep spyware off my computer so i'm lost on why it does that. So Please help i would appreciate it

A:Freezing Computer

first head to Wal*Mart or some place like that. pick yourself up a can of air (really, they do exist it's compressed air)and a dustmaks now that you are armed with air
take computer to a well ventilated area (garage or outside is probably best)
remove the side panel of your computer, the right side if you are looking at the back of it. (put dustmask on face)
take that can of air and attach the straw like thing that should have came with it.
point straw end toward the processor, the little holes in the power supply, the ram, the video card, basically anywhere you see dust.
hit that processor one more time before you're done.
now bring that bad boy back in the house and hook it back up.

one of two things should happen.
1. problem goes away, happy you

2. problem still exists

If 2,
keep everything plugged in
remove side panel again
turn pc on
look at fan(s)
replace as necessary

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I have this problem where no matter what I'm doing my computer will randomly stutter up and freeze. It's weird because while it's stuttering it will still take into account actions that I give it while it's in a frozen period. If I click something it will slowly show it registering it between it freezing. Even worse as of lately I'll get these random distortions sometimes while I'm listening to music, and as of today it hit its worst peak. I was just browsing the web, and the music started distorting, and then my screen went pure white. I had to do a hard restart. Anyone got any ideas? Also, my music collection isn't getting messed up is it? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a custom build I put together myself.

A:Computer Freezing Up

I'd run PC Check 6.5 off Hiren's Boot CD to test the hardware. A more rudimentary way is to boot up with an Ubuntu boot CD, which you would have to create with another working computer. This loads the OS from the CD into the RAM.
Can you get into the BIOS OK or does it freeze up?

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