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Computer Freezing :-(

Q: Computer Freezing :-(

Hey,

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.

SPECS:


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?

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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...
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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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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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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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]
.
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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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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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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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.

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

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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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Ok, my computer is fairly new, about 2 1/2 weeks old. And past week or so, I been experiencing random and sudden freezing. The first time it happened was when I was playing BF2. Another time when it happened was when I was browsing the web and listen to iTunes. So far, my computer froze about 6 times. I know it froze because there is a repeating sound of either my game or the songs. And also the Num Lock light won't turn off or on. Also pressing ALT+CTRL+Delete does not respond.

It's like any sudden movement will freeze my computer.

My computer is HP m8430f. Specs are

Quad 6600
4MB Ram
Windows Vista SP1 64 bits

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

I'd suggest checking your Event Viewer for errors around the time that the freezes occurred. Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Click on the Windows Logs and check both the Application and System log files and let us know the details of the errors that you locate.

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I have a Gateway DX420B, Windows XP. I use Mozilla Firefox. The computer has started freezing when I click on any drop-down box. It lasts until I close the browser and restart it. I do have a Windows xp operating system disc.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 9:18:00.82 on Tue 03/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1006.597 [GMT -4:00]

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Hi,

Please do the following:


Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:


Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it ... Read more

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Why would my computer be freezing up? Everything just stops working, mouse and all, both portable mouse and in board mouse. I have to force shut it down every time it happens, which is 3 or 4 times a day and more if I am on my computer for a very long time. Could my computer over-heating freeze it up?? Does not feel like it is overheating. I bought the FixMeStick and it does not pick up on any problems of this nature. I am running windows 7. Would it help to load Windows 10?
 

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Good morning

Apologies if this post is in the wrong area but this is my first time here.

Basically the problem is as follows, randomly when undertaking simple tasks, such as running chrome, word outlook etc my Toshiba laptop has begun to freeze (completely). It will hang for about 10-15 seconds, then produce a short beep once and everything will continue fine. Secondly, this morning upon start up it hung on the initial boot screen (where you can select boot menu or enter setup) and wouldn't progress. I powered off several times, removed the battery, restarted and eventually it decided to boot but I would say it was about 30 minutes of waiting an trying again.

Specs are as follows:

Toshiba Satellite Pro
Intel Core2 Duo 2.10ghz
4gb Ram
32 bit win 7
On board graphics

Nothing special and is about 3 years old, simply a work laptop so it doesn't run or do anything above word, excel, outlook etc.

The only change to the system is a new stick of 2g ram was put into it about 2 months ago. So I am thinking the ram may be faulty.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer Freezing

I recommend testing the hard disk and the memory.

Determine the manufacturer of your hard disk, download and set up their testing utility.

MemTest86 is a free program for testing memory.
 

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I booted my computer the other day, and to my surprise, a few minutes after it started it froze. As in, the mouse wouldn't move and the keyboard wouldn't (ctrl + alt + delete). And also the countdown for windows update froze. So the whole computer just stopped processing.

I turned it off and booted it back up, and the fans started, but didn't stop, when they usually stop after about 5 seconds, so I knew I had a problem. I turned it back off and back on and it froze this time on the loading screen.

Turned it off and on once more and it booted normally, I ran a virus check and it was all clear. Then it just froze again? I'm sensing a hardware issue :/?

Any ideas?

Joe

A:Computer freezing

Hi try testing your ram and harddrive
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...jBEyKQM0EPEeZg
Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums
SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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I have Windows 7. On Friday, I was playing a game from the WildTangent Games App. I closed my laptop without exiting the game. When I came back, my free session was up so it had logged me out. However, I tried to click to exit the window and everything, except the cursor, was frozen. I tried to pull up the task manager but that was frozen and "Not Responding" too. So I shut down my computer waited a minute and rebooted. I was able to get a few minutes of the computer responding but then everything froze again. Even the taskbar and desktop. I couldn't click on anything. I've left it alone for the day and come back to it the next and I still have the same response. I've been using Safe Mode to use my computer but obviously I'd rather have it start up normally. I've used my Norton software for a full scan and it found no viruses. I'm not sure what to do. My warranty on my computer is up and I'm leaving for college in two weeks. Please help!
 

A:My Computer Keeps Freezing

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My roomate has a geforce 6200, and when playing world of warcraft, hellgate london, and civ 4 his rig always freezes up in game. Just wondering what the problem could be. He has all of the up to date drivers and everything. He is running xp.
 

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Can he quit the game when the system crashes or does he have to manually restart?
 

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I need help!!!!

My computer is about 6 months old. Here Are my specs

ASRock K8 Upgrade-1689 MoBo
AMD Sempron 2600+
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 9800 pro 128MB
768MB RAM
Hitachi 120GB HD
Windows XP Pro

Right then, my problem. Most of the games I run will play for a few minutes, then freeze. The computer makes some clicking noises, then I get a blank blue screen. I did have a WD 80GB HD that I thought was the problem. That got replaced by the Hitachi. I have also tried reinstalling windows, updating the bios, using Microsoft ATI drivers, using current and older ATI drivers, using current and older Omega ATI drivers(i figured cause it was games that it might have something to do with the graphics card), I've even tried different IDE cables and a new power supply . Please, anyone with any idea of what this could be let me know.

Cheers!!
 

A:Computer Freezing

it is probably a memory problem.

to start off with, you have 2 (or possibly 3) unmatched RAM sticks, which is probably where your problem lies. Remove all but 1 RAM stick and see if it still crashes.

give us your RAM configuration (i.e. 1x512MB + 1x256MB -or- 3x256MB, etc.) and your exact RAM specs (brand name, model #, speed, CAS/timing of each RAM stick)
 

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I have Windows 7. On Friday, I was playing a game from the WildTangent Games App. I closed my laptop without exiting the game. When I came back, my free session was up so it had logged me out. However, I tried to click to exit the window and everything, except the cursor, was frozen. I tried to pull up the task manager but that was frozen and "Not Responding" too. So I shut down my computer waited a minute and rebooted. I was able to get a few minutes of the computer responding but then everything froze again. Even the taskbar and desktop. I couldn't click on anything. I've left it alone for the day and come back to it the next and I still have the same response. I've been using Safe Mode to use my computer but obviously I'd rather have it start up normally. I've used my Norton software for a full scan and it found no viruses. I'm not sure what to do. My warranty on my computer is up and I'm leaving for college in two weeks. Please help!
 

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my computer keeps freezing up many times

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I am only new here so bear with me.

I have been having this problem for a while now. When i am on the internet and click on a couple of links quickly or use the back button a few times the screen freezes . It only happens when i am online not when i am working in any other program. This is happening increasingly so any help or ideas would be appreciated.

A:Help Computer keeps on freezing

Welcome to TSF....

We will need some more information here on this Some system specs would be great and also make, model of computer OS type = Home or Professional, How much RAM, service pack installed and post the results of the following:

SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures

http://www.almico.com/speedfan432.exe

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Hey all,
I built myself a computer, that was working excellent, until i switched graphic cards. Now it is having problems, even after re-installing windows.
I can't find any problems in the event viewer that relate to it freezing, other than the fact that my computer unexpectedly shut down.

Here are my specs

Intel Core i7-3820
Kingston SV200S3128G SSD
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard
(Old GPU) Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX650
(New GPUs) AMD Radeon HD 7770 x2 crossfire
OCZ 700W ModXStream-P PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x86_64
4GB x2 RAM, DDR3

If i am leaving anything out, let me know.

I am looking for steps on how to find the problem.

Thanks

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Have you tried switching back to the old card? A defective card is possible.

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Hello. My computer has, since i've gotten it half a year ago, kept freezing up every day or two. It occures randomly and i have tried my best to troubleshoot the issue. I'm no computer wiz but i have been using computers for 10 years now and usually i can figure out what the problem is, but this time i'm stumped. Let me describe what happens; my computer will 'freeze' up at any time, be it at user login, idle, when whatching a movie/stream or playing a game. I varies a bit but typically i can't switch program, mouse pointer will work sometimes for a minute or so, sometimes sound goes all crazy and 'repeatative' (i have switched soundcard so that should not be the issue). I've had 1 bluescreen but that is all, the rest of the crashes are all freezing, only thing to do is hit the reset button and i'm good to go again for some time. This happens on avarage once every 2 days of use, but sometimes it can happend 3 times in one day. Where do i go from here? What should i look into? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer keeps freezing up.

Hi Noto

Welcome to Seven Forums

Stick to basics:
Have you tried updating your video-card drivers?
Have you updated your motherboard drivers? Latest direct X from Microsoft?
Some of the experts on this site will request that you upload a minidump of your BSOD (freeze) - check this link on how to do that.

Question - do you remember any recent changes (hardware and/or software) that you did prior to these issues occurring?
I am guessing it could be power-related or a hardware failure.

Regards

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Hi, this is going to be quite vague, but when I view flash like YouTube videos etc and play music my computer seems to freeze then restart. Any one know what this could be?
 

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I have a Dell computer Dimension series with XP windows and keeps freezing up when i leave it inactive for 10 to 15 minutes regardless there are programs open or not.I can't use ctrl+alt+del either.

I have to started by shutting down the computer and restarting it manually.

A:Computer keeps freezing up

Not sure where to start here , could you bring up the task manager , pressing ctrl alt dlte
or by right clicking the task bar and selecting task manager. on the tabs on task manger
select processes , see how much usage you cpu is using in % and also your memory consumption , also it will tell you many processes are runnig , find this out and post back.

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computer keeps freezing , especially when I go into my yahoo email. I use mozilla and everytime i start up my computer it asks if I want to add on yahoo's toolbar. also noticed in right side ad column on my email page , it has very specific ads for things I was searching for couple days previous. Don't know if this is related or what.
Mainly problem is computer freezes and runs really slow when attaching files or downloading from my email. please help it makes it impossible to work. Thanks so much

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Hello, I am moving this from the Xp forum to th Am I Infected forum.Lets do an MBAM scan and see what comes back.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the m... Read more

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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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Hello, I am running Windows XP Pro on my computer that I've had for 4 years. For some reason it has started to freeze up every time I watch a video on YouTube. Sometimes it will freeze up when I'm playing a casino game. The only thing I can do is to turn the computer off manually. I recently reinstalled Windows and all of my programs because the computer was running slow. I ran my AVG virus program and nothing came up. Do you have any ideas of what may be causing this? Thank You.

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Have you had your AVG AntiVirus for a long time. Sounds like a Software Conflict. But maybe not. Go to http://nanoscan.com which is manufactured by Panda Security. It will find most any culprit and you can run it with your AVG AntiVirus turned on. Hope this helps.

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Hi again everyone. Some months ago I created another topic over here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/547546/do-i-have-a-bootkit/
I didn't install a new Windows yet, but I still want to make sure what the source of this problem is.
 
So, what happens is that my computer freezes randomly. If I'm playing music I still can hear it, but I can't move the cursor at all.
I asked one friend a few days ago and he told me to see the CPU's light when this happens. I did this and I discovered that when it's turned on, I have to wait a few seconds until I can use it again; and when it's off and blinks a few times (like it normally does) I have to reset it.
Another way this happens is that it freezes for a few seconds, then the screen goes black and then it works normally again.
 
This mostly happens just after I open a new tab in Firefox, but it can happen at anytime.
 
Anyway, if you can help me with anything, I'll thank you a lot!
 
And... sorry for the bad English.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Please download and install to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

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

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

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

Please download MiniToolBox to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

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

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

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

Please download [url=http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exe]MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• Lis... Read more

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My computer froze up a few times lately. Also had notices popping up while I was in my yahoo account saying that I had been logged out because someone has logged in from another location.

I figured I would post my hijack this log and my gmer log to see if there is anything weird....

Thanks in advance for any help....

A:Freezing computer

Please change the passwords to all your on line accounts from a clean machine.Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt.

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HELP ME !!! I put in a dynex wireless chip in my new desktop about a year ago. And almost everyday {for a year straight} it freezes, sometimes 2-3 times a day.. {randomly}, i think it has something to do with the chip but im not sure, When i sat freezes i mean i cant do anything i haveto hold the start button down and restart the computer.....SOMONE HELP ME !!!!
 

A:My computer keeps freezing

did you verify that when the wireless chip is removed? what kind of "chip" is it? usb device or pci card or something else?
 

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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

A:Computer Freezing

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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I have a dell dimension 4300, 40 gb of hdd, 256 mb of ram,and a pentium 4 1.60 ghz processor. My problem has just started about 3 days ago. What i decided to do is to get rid of some unescessary programs, and I also burned some songs that were just occupying space in my pc. But the problem still persisted, so now I just thought of re-installing windows, but at the same time I don't want to lose some of the programs I already have installed in my pc, which I don't have serials for. Any help will be well received.
 

A:Computer freezing up

If you have windows xp try a system restore before you removed those files.
good luck
 

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i already went to the hijack forum and got rid of a few things, however the problem still occurs

sometimes my computer freezes , and stops moving so i unplug it and plug it back in, start the computer, usually fixes the problem , sometimes it freezes during start up. however even it it doesn't a few hours later, sometimes sooner it freezes up agian

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

assuming you ARE 'cleared' from the HJT forum(?) http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143591/computer-freezes-frequently/your log thread mentions havimg more than one antivirus program on board and also the use OF P2P programs?please clarifywhich antivirus program is now installed? are you using P2P programs still?

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I am running win7pro 64 bit. I went to install turbotax software. As the computer went to reboot. It froze at the starting windows logo. Tryed to reboot many times and I am stopped at the ATiPCie.sys command. I have tried a rescue disk, same. I have tried a reinstall of the OS.Compuiter will not read any disk loaded in the drive. Please advise

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Hi-

To load the disk, you need to go into your computers BIOS (the starting spash screen will tell you what button to press) and then change the boot order so that it starts from the disk drive first.

Regards,

Mark

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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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Hi, and thanks in advance for the help.

I have a Compaq nc8430, running Windows XP Professional.

About a week ago, my computer froze up; no keys worked, power button inoperative. I had to unplug and remove battery to reset. Since then, the computer will run for 20-30 minutes, then freeze again; occasionally it will run longer. It seems that usually before it freezes, the hard drive light is on solid, whereas up to that point it is flickering a lot.

Here's the Hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:01:05 AM, on 01/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
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A:Computer keeps freezing

Oh, and I ran a complete AVG virus scan and it came up clean. Also, I've used System Restore several times, restoring back to over a month ago, and the problem remains.
 

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My System:

Motherboard: D865GBF_
Basic Input Output Systme(BIOS): BIOS Date: 03/07/05 16:05:05 Ver: 08.00.10
Central Processing Unit(CPU): Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Physical Memory: 256MB
Hard Disk: ST3802110AS (75GB)
Audio Device: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Network Adapter
DSL - Winbond W89C940-Based Ethernet Adapter (Generic) (Media disconnected)
Modem: Best Data Data Fax Modem
Keyboard: Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse: USB Human Interface Device

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MHT
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model D865GBF_
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2394 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. BF86510A.86A.0075.P24.0503071605, 3/7/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume8
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2562 (xpsp.040919-1030)"
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB

PROBLEM:

Initially it was occasionally but, now frequently (1-3 times a day) the system freezes. The power button & reset on the cabinet become ineffective. System has to be powered down by switching off from wall socket. This condition prevails for 4-6 hours. If system is powered during this time - nothing happens Monitor remains on standby, no beeps are heard, the reset and power button remain ineffec... Read more

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