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X1 Extreme freezes intermittently

Q: X1 Extreme freezes intermittently

Just got an X1E for Christmas from the Black Friday sale. I've been having some performance issues. 1) Chrome freezes for a considerable amount of time at startup. Sometimes I have to kill and restart it. Starting the application with the GPU sometimes helps, but there are still hiccups where the browser freezes on occasion. When I click "change default graphics processor..." in the application's context menu, nothing ever comes up. 2) Netflix freezes for about 5 seconds maybe twice an hour. The audio is a contant buzz while it's happening. I bought this thing so I could have a little more oomph for multimedia stuff (like screen recording software and games for trailers) to avoid this exact problem. 3) Bluetooth mouse (with new batteries, works fine on other computers) sometimes disconnects and won't reconnect until I do an airplane mode cycle. I've unchecked the power management feature that lets Windows turn it off. 4) The whole thing just freezes with maddening frequency, and here's the weird kicker: I only ever get control back and mouse movement if I shut the lid and open it back up. So far that has always worked. Everything's up to date, including Windows Update, the BIOS, NVIDIA drivers, and whatever Lenovo Vantage had to offer. I've fiddled with power performance modes and tried disabling the integrated graphics. I'm a bit disappointed and frustrated, because this was a splurge. Do I just have a lemon? Should I expect some driver update to hit soon that will help? I won't even get started on the issues I had when I tried Ubuntu. Thanks for reading!

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Preferred Solution: X1 Extreme freezes intermittently

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.)

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When the browser freezes I have to do a "hard" restart by physically shutting down my PC and then doing a restart. It doesn't always do it but it's very annoying when reading articles, etc. I've uninstalled the browser and then reinstalled but the problem remains. I'm using Norton Security as my antivirus program.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 24566 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1861 GB (1461 GB Free); D: 0 GB (0 GB Free); E: 1861 GB (1568 GB Free); F: 0 GB (0 GB Free); G: 931 GB (219 GB Free); H: 931 GB (712 GB Free);
Motherboard: Alienware, 0H869M
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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System worked perfectly from new and from Oct 2003 when an extra 512MB IBM RAM was added to the 128MB original. Used Win XP Pro with SP2. Intermittent freezing started with installation of Photoshop Elements 4, but only in Photoshop. Then I swapped the 128 RAM with 256MB non-genuine RAM and intermittent frequent freezing spread to use of Internet (Broadband), MS Word; everything. Tried to revert to the 384 MB RAM but the 128 stick was consistently rejected 256MB 2nd hand IBM RAM from the dealer. Still freezing. PC-Doctor checks out everything OK. BIOS updated to 21jt32a on 27.2.06 and checked to be latest version by interactive IBM website. Hard disk reformatted for NTFS 6.3.06, removing original Win 2000 preload and WinXP Pro reinstalled. Intel810/810e/815 graphics driver for WindowsXP v 6.13.01.3015 updated 8.3.06. Still freezes. There are thin patches of yellow brown dry scum over 30-60% of the tops of the capacitors next to the main chip on the motherboard. Is this the IBM faulty motherboard syndrome reported in threads re IBM rebooting problems?
IBM Net Vista A21 Desktop 6342KFA S/N 901586G 1GHz Pentium 3, 512MB genuine IBM RAM, Windows XP Pro with SP1. (Machine freezes when I go to update with SP2 from MS Update website)
 

A:IBM A21 6342 freezes intermittently

Caps look like these? If so it is bad. Notice the swelling on the first one.

http://www.vp6-board.com/images/caps/RAM3.png
http://www.trendit.co.za/images/capasitor/psucap1.jpg

A good program to use is Memtest http://www.memtest86.com/
 

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On my Acer V13 laptop which is nearly new most things are great but........................................ Occasionally and more often when I first use it and I am looking at a site the screen freezes and the only way i can recover it is by right clicking in the task bar - selecting task manaager - left click and close task. The screen then either returns to what I was looking at or goes back to desktop! Everything else about the laptop is perfect. I have checked to see whether anything is running upodates at time like my Avast but nothing is! I have fast broadband and the V13 is very fast indeed. Any ideas please as this is getting annoying happening 5 or 6 times in say 2 hours of use. Thanks everyoneGordon2

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Hello All,

I attach here the SYSINFO output:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3319 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250011 MB, Free - 189036 MB;
D: Total - 228847 MB, Free - 228776 MB;
F: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 206041 MB;
G: Total - 225004 MB, Free - 138007 MB;
I: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 96291 MB;
J: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 45346 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-S2V-B3
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9.0.402.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
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The 6 hard drive letters you see above are in fact 2 physical hard drives,
one partitioned into 4 and the other one partitioned into 2 drives.

My machine is about 4.5 years old and WAS NOT used intensively during these years.

It has ALL the Windows Updates applied, including those that arrived automatically
after XP support was stopped.

I started to experience some random computer stops about 3 months ago, in several flavors:

1. suddenly the screen freezes, neither the mouse nor any key can be used and all that can be done
is to stop the computer manually, by pressing... Read more

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Hi

I bought this computer off a nitwit- it had keygens, lots of trojans, no firewall or antivirus. I have removed/deleted of a lot of it. I can't remember what i did/fixed/deleted when i just got it. I didn't have the net then though. Now I have to use this computer.

AVG removed backdoor.generic3.NE, killav.co, adware.deluxe communication, Lop.CE; Malwarebytes removed trojan.vundo, adware.agent, stolen.data, malware.trace, rogue.installer; SUPERantiSpyware removed adware.vundo variant/rel, trojan.cupdater, trojan.malwarewipe, trojan.psa3d; Adaware removed a bunch of other stuff, I used rootkit revealer and regdellnull to delete some embedded null thingies. I used the toggle of system restore and did the scans again in safe mode for adaware, malwarebytes and AVG.

I've updated to the latest Java and deleted the old one. I've got AVG running and the windows firewall has re-appeared and seems to work. The desktop tab has reappeared in the desktop properties window. Explorer now remembers it's last folders view. I manually restored the recycle bin with the windows fix. I ran oo defrag. I have fixed the two ?problem devices? by manually finding with the wizards help. Also at some point i had to boot from the orignal cd cos it wouldn't start - had a pci.sys message, also tried sfc scannow at some point.

The Computer freezes sometimes an hour after starting, sometimes sooner. Sometimes reboot button works, sometimes i have to unplug the power. The help centre opens but... Read more

A:computer freezes intermittently

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log as it has been a while since you posted, and we'll take it from there.

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With Regards,
Extremeboy

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Hi,

I've got an issue on my hands that I need help with. My computer freezes on me. Sometimes it freezes a lot, sometimes it will go a week or more and it won't freeze. I found this out when I was trying to burn a cd. As soon as I attempted it, the mouse just stopped moving and the computer wouldn't resond at all. I had to turn it off, then back on to fix it. Then, it would happen more frequently. Several times a day, became not being able to get it to load windows even. I would turn on the computer and it would just sit at a black screen til I kept turning it on and off. Its pretty odd, but when I could get on, I would run many scans, and it seemed to help the computer for some reason. Even though it is not related to malware.
I recieved help in the hijackthis section of this forum and it was determined not to have anything to do with Malware. We ran combofix, scans..etc. Nothing was found.

Right now, my computer is doing pretty good. It hasn't gone off on me in a week. But thats what I thought before too, until I couldn't even get my computer to go on the internet before it would freeze and at that point I thought it was a goner. I would really like to get a hold on this issue before it just completely dies out on me again. I am really worried about losing my pictures. I've got a lot on here and I can't burn them onto cds because of this problem. I have Windows XP, internet explorer, new disk drives,sp2. Thank you for your time.

A:Computer Freezes Intermittently

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).If you find an error that occurred at the time of a freeze right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Hello. I'm hoping this is in the right area. I'm using a Dell computer, about 3 years old. Running Windows XP, with 1.5GB of RAM. 80GB C drive, and 1 terabyte D drive.

Problem: iTunes is the only software issue I'm having. All my programs run beautifully. But, iTunes frequently freezes for 2 to 5 seconds at a time while playing audio through it. I had been running version 9.2, and had hoped that upgrading to the new version 10.0 would correct it. But, the problem persists. I'm sure I have enough RAM, so I'm unable to understand why it locks up.
 

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We have a Veriton X4618G that intermittently freezes with no obvious inciting event.  It used to respond to ctrl-alt-del, but not often requires a hard shutdown.  The started while we were using the installed Windows 7 and has continued with an upgrade to Windows 10.  It happens at differing times and occurs 0 to 4 times a day.  Any thoughts?  THANKS!! Tom

A:desktop freezes intermittently

Does your system have upgraded ram or still the ram from factory? If it was upgraded and you still have the factory ram I would maybe try installing the old ram and see if the problem is the same? If you haven't do any Ram changes maybe try to re seat your Ram.. To me it sounds like Ram issue. Also little more info about when it happens may help.. Is there any time you can use your computer and it don't freeze? Or does it do it under all activities?  James

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Hi, I have a Compaq laptop CQ57-229WM that will freeze up on occasion. It has not go a lot of use since I bought it and I would like to use it more often with out it freezing up.

Most of the time it won't start up and get's stuck on the red Compaq screen with the q and won't budge. After holding the power button and resetting it a few times it finally stays on for a bit and I can use it until it freezes again.

A couple of times I got to the diagnostic screen and checked the hard drive and didn't find one installed, weird. A different time the message said there was no bootable device or something like that.

Is it time for a new hard drive?

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop freezes intermittently.

The problem could be related to the inferior Factory Preinstalled Win7 with all of the bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which have better versions built into Win7. These throttle Win7 from its native performance and can cause problems. It's the worst possible install of Win7 you can have.

That's why most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial. Just make sure to use the licensed OS and the Product Key is readable on COA sticker on the bottom.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware but it may be too late for that if you can't start it. Before I'd waste time Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start I'd get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

If this doesn't resolve performance problems, work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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HP wireless rechargeable optical mouse is giving me a fit. For the last 6 mos the cursor freezes for anywhere from 2 to 20 seconds and then I can move it again. It happens when I first start using the computer, but standby and hibernate are disabled. I have it set to always on. The mouse is allowed to wake the monitor. Used to work perfectly fine with all the same settings. I have tried different batteries. I have tried going back to the original wired mouse. System recovery did not change anything. I uninstalled the driver that came with the wireless mouse. I set the page file to 1536MB min and max. I run ZoneAlarm antivirus firewall and use AdAware and Spybot on a regular basis. The freeze up only affects the cursor and not the keyboard. I can type in the search bar while the mouse cursor is frozen. It used to only happen in the am when I first got on the computer around 7:30 and I thought maybe some program that ran around that time was at fault, but as I said, I can still type while the cursor is froze, so it is not a system freeze, just the cursor. Now it is happening at different times but still only lasts for a short time after I first get on the computer. Does ANYBODY have this problem. I can't be the only one. I have HP XP Media edition with an athlon 64 processor, a 200GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM and PCPitstop rates this computer as performing VERY well. I'm at the end of my rope. Task manager doesn't show anything hogging up the cpu except system idle ... Read more

A:Mouse freezes intermittently

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Its annoying when I power on my computer. Sometimes it does run fine when i try to watch a movie, access web sites. When it starts to freeze, it will keep on freezingg even if i restart the computer all over again. It does not freeze on safe mode. I tried running my avira antivirus and it detected a few trojans.fter it quarantined all of the trojans and restart my computer, still my computer keeps on freezing from time to time. please help me with this problem.

here's a hijackthis log i ran:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:33:45 AM, on 5/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microso... Read more

A:My Computer freezes intermittently

I've replied to your thread in the Windows XP section.

I wasn't sure if you had started a new thread here until I checked.

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Its annoying when I power on my computer. Sometimes it does run fine when i try to watch a movie, access web sites. When it starts to freeze, it will keep on freezingg even if i restart the computer all over again. It does not freeze on safe mode. I tried running my avira antivirus and it detected a few trojans.fter it quarantined all of the trojans and restart my computer, still my computer keeps on freezing from time to time. please help me with this problem.

here's a hijackthis log i ran:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:33:45 AM, on 5/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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We have a Veriton X4618G that intermittently freezes with no obvious inciting event.  It used to respond to ctrl-alt-del, but not often requires a hard shutdown.  The started while we were using the installed Windows 7 and has continued with an upgrade to Windows 10.  It happens at differing times and occurs 0 to 4 times a day.  Any thoughts?  THANKS!! Tom

A:desktop freezes intermittently

Does your system have upgraded ram or still the ram from factory? If it was upgraded and you still have the factory ram I would maybe try installing the old ram and see if the problem is the same? If you haven't do any Ram changes maybe try to re seat your Ram.. To me it sounds like Ram issue. Also little more info about when it happens may help.. Is there any time you can use your computer and it don't freeze? Or does it do it under all activities?  James

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Having problems with Netscape freezing and then releasing. McAfee doesnt show any malware or spyware. I have reloaded Netscape, still its doing the same.

What am I missing here?

There must be some issue I cant locate.

Thanks.

Carlos

A:Netscape Freezes Intermittently

The best is, before going through all the assumptions to go into eventviewer.START RUN and type eventvwr. Look for any red crosses under the three segments and post them here

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Just built a new computer and it keeps freezing on me. I started off with XP Pro installation and it froze so I thought I would bite the bullet and get Vista, which I did installed it and still the same problem, so. I had the odd blue screen but that was driver problems with vista which is fair enough.

I have run windows update, check disk on the hard drive, mem test, checked the tmp (50-60 deg C medium load), run virus scans. I even reseated the GPU in another PCI-e slot and updated the BIOS (btw DONT use asus update thing from windows!!).

Running out of idea’s now can anyone help? thanks in advance !
 

A:Solved: New Build freezes intermittently

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Thanks for looking:

Had 2 WD Raptors (1 windowed, 1 not) in a RAID 0 set up. System kept failing sfc /scannow and I was unsure if it was a reliable set up since it was two different versions of the drive. I broke the array and the problem started.

The problem is:

Sometimes the screen will freeze while Vista is loading a program (does not matter which program). While frozen, I move the mouse cursor
(it does not move on the screen) and after a few seconds the screen will begin working again, the program will have loaded, and the cursor will appear around where it was after I moved the mouse (AKA: Vista is still keeping track of the mouse's movement). No errors are logged and the computer seems fine; until it happens again, either a few minutes or a few hours later.

Some things I checked:

Memory: Ran memtest86+ twice, no problems
HDD: I moved Vista from one WD Raptor to a different one, same situation on both
Heat: currently: the highest core of the quad cores is 46 C, GPU is 53 C, highest of the 6 HDDs is 32 C; this is all in idle

Some things I am wondering about:

Power: PSU is a 700W OCZ GameXStream which provides power to a Q6600, 8800GT, 5 SATA HDD, 1 SATA DVD-RW drive, a WinTV HVR-1800, XFi XtremeGamer sound card, 3 small fans, 1 larger fan, and a non-stock CPU cooler
Motherboard: Either a bios being improperly set or some hardware issue?

It has all the Vista updates, latest drivers, and Nod32 can't find any viruses/malware.

Some other thin... Read more

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i have a dell inspiron 6400 laptop using windows vista which has suddenly started experiencing brief intermittent freezing problems. the hard disk is not overly full (i.e it is rather full but it has had less space in the past and has run just fine) and the problem seems to affect the whole system (when i am on internet or not). mouse pointer sometimes acts like it has been double clicked when navigating between folders, files, windows, etc. freezing lasts about 5 to 10 seconds and happens about every 30 seconds or thereabouts. mcafee security centre has an anti virus, spyware detector that is not detecting anything. i recently noticed a norton spyware, virus detection program that no users on this computer have installed which was running scans on a regular basis... i deleted this program as i figured it was not necessary to have 2 virus scanners. i also noticed that mcafee security centre would sometimes report that computer is not protected without anyone having changed any settings. i dont know how i can tell if the problem is some kind of virus or some system problem. hope someone can suggest any possible solutions, thank you.

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hi ok first did you use the norton removal tool http://service1.symantec.com/Support...05033108162039 use this to remove all instances of norton try running http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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I have a SONY PCV-RS430G. The problem is that my computer will freeze at random times. I am totally locked out of the computer, mouse cursor doesn't move, and I can't even access the Task Manager. I had BestBuy remote desktop and troubleshoot my computer for over 4 hours running various spyware, virus, and hardware diagnostic tests, and found nothing. They said they are pretty sure its not a hardware issue, but I do not believe them. I have also formatted the hard drive completely clean twice, and still it freezes.

This computer is mainly used for browsing the web... so if you have any advice I would really appreciate it.

Below is my HiJackThis... please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:03 AM, on 9/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
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A:Solved: Computer freezes intermittently

Be advised that you are not authorized to help with HijackThis logs on this forum. Please see the forum rules regarding replying to security related threads:

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I've removed the advice you posted, please do not post into these threads again.
 

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This is a new Installation, having been set up around 2 weeks ago, bot most of this time i was away on vacations.

The specs are in detail on my Sig but here is a quick rundown:

Gigabyte P55A-UD5 Mobo,
i7875K CPU,
2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator Memmory Sticks
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD for OS drive / 2x 1TB Caviar Black (Raid1) for applications. doduments ets / 2x 2TB Caviar Green ( RAID1) for media files.
Gigabyte HD5850 grpahics Card
Asus Xonar DX sound card
PSU : Corsair HX850W
the first 2 days, the PC worked like a champ, no crashes, nothing.
I tried with a couple of 3D games, as well. Everything was Ok.

Then i started having "Freezes". I t first happened while playing "Napoleon Total War".

I would play a battle, arguably the most demanding part of the game, then would finish it, go bac into the campaign screen and after 15-35 seconds the PC would freeze. No BSOD. just everything froze, I could see anything, maybe the mouse was moving, for a few more seconds, maybe not.

Within a day or so i started having the same problems, no matter what i Was doing.
Windws explorer seemd to be freezing a lot, maybe 2-3 times per day, or it could happen while i was browsing using Firefox/ IE / Chrome.
The PC will start getting suddenly slower and slower, not responcive and within 15-30 seconds, everything froze.

Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, doesnt do anything when this happens, th task manager doesnt come up.

However in case i had it already opened, Sometimes, it continued to oper... Read more

A:Computer Freezes intermittently - no BSODs

Scan with AntiVirus
Download and scan with malwarebytes. I think this is the best place to start.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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Please help me to fix this error urgently!
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 16393

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF800031A3441
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 00000000000000A8
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\072110-20280-01.dmp
C:\Users\VISHAL\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-107796-0.sysdata.xml

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB ideapad with Windows 10 that is having issues with the touch pad. When moving the cursor around with the touch pad it tends to freeze momentarily until lifting my finger off the touch pad or waiting a second or so. I have updated everything I could including the Bios to version 1.06. I tried to update the driver to the touch pad via the device manager but it says there isn't a new one available (the current driver installed is dated 6-21-2006 version 10.0.15063.0. I have also checked and adjusted the actual touch pad settings with no difference noticed.I have read about several similar issues on other Lenovos such as the 900 and it seemed like they were able to download Symantics touch pad driver updates, but I have not found any touch pad updates from Lenovo yet.Does anyone have a solid fix for this other than returning the computer or restoring completely? Thanks in advance!

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Dell Latitude, Windows 7
 
Before you ask:
I have the latest drivers installed. 
This problem happens with any of three different mice I use (a Compaq, an IBM and a Logitech), so it is most likely not related to a particular mouse. 
I have rebooted. 
I have unplugged and replugged the mouse. 
I have redownloaded the latest drivers, from different sites even, to eliminate the possibility that it is a corrupt driver. 
I have tried the default driver as loaded by the O/S.
I have the problem when in safe mode. 
I have a handful of virus and spyware checkers, as suggested by a posting I read on this site.  My computer should be virus free.
I have found a huge variety of possible solutions on various tech sites and forums, none of which have worked.
 
The symptoms:
The pointer will freeze for approx 1 second or so. 
When I regain control, I hear the Windows "device connected beep".
The problem seems to begin when I make a fast movement with the mouse.
The problem will be non-existent for long stretches of time.
Once the problem begins, it happens a number of times before becoming non-existent again.
The problem occurs in multiple applications and is not limited to a single application.
The problem occurs even if I'm only running a single application.
 
Of note:
All 3 mice in which this freezing problem occurs are all USB mice.
 

A:Mouse Freezes Intermittently, When Moving Fast

Perform a clean boot in Windows you may troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot. A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers, startup programs and services.

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Hello,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't completely sure where to put this topic.

My desktop (running Vista x32) has started to freeze every so often for about 2-6 seconds. It seems to happen more often when playing some games (such as Warframe) but never happens when playing others (such as Dark Souls), and also never happens when watching a video on VLC. It also tends to hang when I open a new internet page or tab, or when I try and to browse through my computer (such as my C: folder), or even when I right click to try and copy and paste something. I have tried dusting out my tower but that didn't help. I ran Cupid HW Monitor, and nothing is overheating. I looked at my processes in Task Manager and nothing is hogging the resources. I also made sure all of my drivers are up to date. I ran scans with my Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security and both came up clean.

I'm not sure what to do from this point. Any help is much appreciated.

Here are my specs (taken from dxdiag):

Dell XPS 420
Vista x32
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz
3326 MB RAM
Direct X 11

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Computer Intermittently Freezes for a Few Seconds

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Hi my Lenovo X380 yoga freezes intermittently while working , Its very disturbing and terrible experience. Tried updating to the latest Graphics driver but the issue persists, during freeze the CPU performance will spike and screekching sound will come !! tried updating all drivers from the lenovo site but no help . enen tried the latest graphics driver from intel website.. Struggling with this for almost a month now.

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I got a used ThinkPad T430 a few days ago and it has been totally flawless except for this one issue. The night I got it, everything went fine. Then the next morning I went to a coffee shop near my house and it started freezing up. The freezes happen every 20 minutes or so and they last about 1 - 3 minutes. While it's happening, absolutely nothing responds. No mouse, no CTRL+ALT+DEL, no WinKey+L, nothing. Then once the freezing ends, the laptop registers all the key presses at once. At first I noticed that a couple rogue Windows processes involved with Windows Update were using 100% of my disk. I figured that was the cause of the freezing. I manually downloaded the 900MB update that was apparently stuck for some reason and installed it, and the disk usage went back to normal. Then I went back to the coffee shop the next morning and the freezing continued. I figured it had to be a disk issue regardless because it was the original hard drive with 300+ power-on days (despite the disk SMART health being seemingly fine) so I bought an SSD and replaced it. I reinstalled Windows and everything seemed a-okay. Well today I went back to the coffee shop again and used the laptop for a few hours without any problems. Then I noticed I was still on my home network, because it stretches to the coffee shop. Well, I switched to the coffee shop network and after about 10 minutes, the laptop froze once again. I think this is proof enough that the cause of the freezes are coming f... Read more

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Just got this laptop - touchpad freezes intermittently, the arrow keys andother keys still work - but not the touchpad. Very irritating. Also, the Laptop will restart without warning - randomly. Besides potential loss of work, it's impacting my work. Help, please.

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Hi all,

I'm experiencing an infrequently intermittent problem when I select "Sleep" from the Windows Shutdown Menu. My PC will occasionally freeze up but that happens after my Video Card apparently receives the usual signal from the Sleep command since the Monitor will shut off as normal.

After that happens, I watch my HDD drive LED and, when the problem occurs, it will stop all activity and the PC freezes, ie, no response from the keyboard or mouse. The monitor display stays off.

After I restart the PC, everything is ok.

My PC info in in my "System Spec" part of my signature. Some additional info with my PC (Desktop PC, custom built)

I have "hybrid sleep" disabled in Powercfg since I prefer the "S3" (save to RAM mode with no HDD environment saved). ie,

C:\Windows\system32> powerfcg -h off

This problem has only occurred 3 times during the past couple of months so what I'm more curious about is,

Is there a CMD line or utility that can check the DLL that invokes the Sleep commands to possibly check for a corruption within that shell?

Or in another way, is there a tool to determine the cause of the intermittent issue. ie, to eliminate hardware possibilities such as my Nvidia card, etc?

I looked at my Windows Event Viewer log but as a novice, I'm not sure what section to view within the Event Log.

I did look at the "System" event section but I only see the usual events after an unexpected shutdown "Th... Read more

A:PC Intermittently Freezes when invoking Sleep Mode

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I have an Acer aspire 4530 Laptop, and I am having intermittent sleep and hibernation freezes.

Background info:
I purchased a 500 GB hard drive and got Vista Ultimate x64 edition from MSDN and did a clean install onto my new HD. I then had a problem where the laptop would sometimes freeze when I plugged it into AC power while I was using it. This was solved (I think) by installing the empowering technology software that comes with Acer Laptops. I haven't had it freeze from AC power since. But the whole time I've been having it freeze from time to time when I try and put it to sleep or hibernate. It seems to happen more often when I try and hibernate it.

Specs:
Processor: AMD Athalon X2 64 bit
RAM: 2GB (I don't know vendor or speed, but it is stock)
Graphics: GeForce 9100m G coprocessor
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition

Where should I start looking? I've checked event viewer and it doesn't seem to tel me much, though there are two error events that happened close to a hibernation freeze. I saved them for use when I made this topic. If anyone would like to see them I can post them here.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Vista Ultimate (x64) Sleep/hibernate freezes intermittently

Where is the edit post button?

I have new information:
It only freezes every OTHER time I try to make it hibernate/sleep. So if I put it to sleep successfully, then woke it up, then tried to make it sleep again, it would freeze. It freezes after the screen goes black. I get a solid wireless activity light, and a solid CPU light and my fan speeds up and maintains high speed. I assume it locks up in maximum CPU usage for some reason
 

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Hello everyone, I had an issue with my Thinkpad Edge Lenovo laptop about a month ago, as it couldn't turn on successfully (was showing a black screen only when the power button was pressed). As a result, due to the fact that my laptop was under warranty, I sent it to the Lenovo repair centre, where they replaced the motherboard and keyboard (this was shown on the repair sheet that was received along with the laptop).When I received my laptop, I realized that it was freezing every 1 second, which was very frustrating as I couldn't even move the mouse to where I wanted, and generally I wasn't able to perform any tasks at my laptop at all!As a result, I decided to replace my hard drive as I thought that maybe this was the problem. I bought an SSD hard drive, installed windows 10 on it and again the same problem exists!The laptop freezes intermittently every 1 second and I cannot actually do anything on it! My warranty expires in 5 days and I am really worried. Is there anything I can try to do on my laptop to fix this issue?Or shall I try ringing Lenovo again? Thanks a lot

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Dell Laptop 128MG Ram, Windows XP SP2 - I use Juno client/server for email. I prepare email off-line then hit send, software dials up, appears to send message and on occasion (infrequently), the laptop freezes and I have to remove battery to restart the PC.

I have reinstalled Juno, but it continues. I haven't installed any software recently, other than AD Aware.

Any ideas for resolving would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: PC Freezes Intermittently Sending Juno Email

thavir said:

Dell Laptop 128MG Ram, Windows XP SP2 - I use Juno client/server for email. I prepare email off-line then hit send, software dials up, appears to send message and on occasion (infrequently), the laptop freezes and I have to remove battery to restart the PC.

I have reinstalled Juno, but it continues. I haven't installed any software recently, other than AD Aware.

Any ideas for resolving would be appreciated.Click to expand...

I solved the problem myself - haven't had a reoccurance for weeks - my installing more memory - 256 MG. There's 2 slots in the laptop and Dell used both slots with 64MG chips, so I replaced one with 256MG. All is well and computer is running faster.
 

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Greetings,

I have a problem with a not-too-old Gateway, Intel P3 933MHz 384MB RAM, with a fresh install of Windows XP Home + SP1.

I don't know when the problem has started, but the symptom is that the PC would doze off in the middle of doing (or not doing) anything. It may go to sleep for a few seconds, sometimes a minute or so, and then wakeup on it own.

I have checked that the fans are running, the CPU does not feel that hot. I have downloaded a memory test utility from MS and tested the memory. I have also upgraded the video card driver to the latest I could find at Intel (a 80810 or something like that). But nothing has worked so far.

So what are my options short of reinstall XP or getting a new PC? Personally, I would probably just put Linux on it, but the user/owner is not me. :-(

Thanks for any pointers.
 

A:Windows XP Home SP1 dozes off: freezes and wakes up intermittently

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When doing a "cold" start up, my Dell Inspiron 5160 sometimes hangs at the XP Pro Welcome screen. When it hangs, it's completely frozen - the cursor won't move. At that point I have to hold down the power button to shut it down. The hang never occurs during "warm" restarts, and usually happens maybe once in ten boot-ups ...just enough to lull you into a false sense of security

I tried doing a clean install of XP Pro. It seemed to work fine for a while but eventually the problem returned. I've run CHKDSK with all options applied many times - it never finds a problem or fixes anything. The BIOS has been updated to the latest version. I tried replacing the memory as well, but it made no difference.

Possible clues:

- There is no hard drive activity when the machine halts. When restarting after a freeze, the drive is always heavily fragmented.

- Every once in a while, the cursor will also freeze after waking from sleep mode. Again, I have to do a hard shut down & reboot to fix.

- Whenever the the freeze happens, none of the keys - including the "Caps Lock" key - will respond.
Any ideas on where to go from here would be most welcome

A:Dell 5160 Laptop Intermittently Freezes At Welcome Screen

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Win 7 Ult 64
asus p8 p67 pro rev 3.1
i5 2500k @ 3.6ghz
16 GB ram 1866
This started just yesterday, but is recurring incessantly since then. Wired usb Logitech G400 mouse intermittently freezes, for periods that vary between a half second, and 7 seconds - and on the longer freezes, windows makes the sound for a usb port experiencing unplugging of its peripheral device, and then the sound for a new device plugged in as soon as the intermittent freeze desists.

I've tried different ports, without change in the occurrence.

I can pinpoint no action that instigated this, and my recollection is that I wasn't launching or engaging anything new when it started. I generally used only MS Word, Chrome browser, media player classic, and a game on Steam during the few days before this started.

Also, the unplugged/plugged-in sound doesn't occur apart from when I'm using the mouse, which leads me to suspect that the freezing is only occurring while I'm using the mouse and causing the pointer to move.
I tried a registry fix for SSD freezes that I read online, which didn't resolve the issue, and I can see that the SSD is not freezing itself, as games, music, video, will continue to cycle while freezes occur.

I also deleted the Logitech Gaming Software driver, which I had to do via deleting the system folders (there were two, for two versions of the software) rather than uninstalling, because an uninstaller didn't appear for one version, and the uninstaller didn't work for the one that a... Read more

A:Mouse intermittently freezes - port disconnect/connect sound sometimes

Have a look here -- Support + Downloads: Optical Gaming Mouse G400 - Logitech

If trouble persists, there is a 3 year warranty.

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Hii Guys!!Seeking For Urgent help Guys..Plss..n i think it wud be an easy one for all u professionals sitting there....I was Using MX4400 before..Bt recently changed it to Fx6200...Bt Now Wenever I Start Any Kinda Video files..My system Hangs up..pls HELP..M stuck in between wid dis prob n not able to Go further wid my studies..
 

A:New Fx6200 card installed, but system freezes/hangs intermittently.

at first, could you please start typing normal english? it makes it easier to understand for everyone. Second: have you tried installing the latest video drivers?
 

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Windows 7 64 bit Satellite Pro C660-1NR Laptop

Hi There,

One of my users' Laptop Computer freezes at random moments throughout the day. At first I thought it was battery related, as the first two occurrences happened when working unplugged, but it has since done it when plugged in too. On average it happens at least once every day.

It will not resume afterwards, the only way to get past this is by holding the power button and restarting.

The problem started when uploading a number of Windows updates about 6 weeks ago. Before it has never frozen, not even once.

I will wait for it to die again (might be today, might be tomorrow!) and will look at the event log around the time that it died.

Do you think this is hardware or software related?

I have updated the laptops drivers, chipset etc, so all is as up to date as I can get it.

Nothing wrong with this laptop other than the freezes, performs fine when it's working.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Kind Regards
Lee

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A:Satellite Pro C660-1NR freezes intermittently, hard reset required

>The problem started when uploading a number of Windows updates about 6 weeks ago. Before it has never frozen, not even once.

So why you don?t try to set the system back to the point before the updates have been installed? I think this would be the first step trying to solve this issue.

>Do you think this is hardware or software related?
If setting the system back to the early time point would not help, I guess an system recovery would be the next step to discover the reason for this issue?
After recovery the unit should work properly? if not? well it could be hardware related issue

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Hi Everyone,
Basically my laptop:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6068 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456936 MB, Free - 80221 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., G73Jh
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

is taking forever to startup (2-3 mins waiting for login screen, another 5-6 minutes until I can see my desktop icons or perform any kind of actions) and once it does start it has some major intermittent speed/freezing issues. It seems that all programs are affected, some more than others. Windows Explorer freezes up pretty frequently, as well as things like my word processor, browser (both Chrome and Firefox), Steam, etc. However, infrequently as it is, the freezing and speed issues will stop and the laptop will fine again, I can resume activities from playing games to web browsing and it remains unaffected for a brief time. The problem is definitely most noticeable during startup and when trying to do things with Windows Explorer or anything in folders, control panel etc. It's essentially become unusable. Below is a HiJack this system log thing, that is if I did it correctly. Thanks to anyone who can help me with this, if there is more info needed let me know.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
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A:Laptop has extremely long startup and freezes/slows intermittently during normal use

Hi, I shall attempt to fix your issue. Please follow the below instructions;

Boot the computer and repeatedly hit F8 key, before selecting Safe Mode with Networking.

Once logged in, download and installl MBAM (Google Search > Download > Install) and run a Full Scan after updating the virus database.

Post back results.

Regards,

Jon

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My father in law's Toshiba Satellite 2.5 ghz with Windows XP Home has been causing him problems. He had Norton complaining that he has a Trojan. He ran a flurry of antivirus/malware software without apparent success (he uninstalled all antivirus/malware software since, including the logs). I've ran the Norton removal tool, turned off every startup program in msconfig, installed Microsoft Security Essentials, ran it only finding cookies, disabled cd emulation software with defogger (didn't need to restart after so I guess none was installed). The internet is disconnected (pulled out usb wifi adapter).
Microsoft Security essentials real-time protection disabled during all scans.
DDS gets 51 colons in and freezed, I left it alone for 20 mins without any more progress, mouse still moves with busy cursor but nothing is clickable and there is no hard drive activity, had to hard reset.
Ran rkill which closed my explorer windows and the resulting log shows nothing was terminated, ran DDS again and the same thing, get far then no more progress, no hdd activity and I had to manually power off/on again.
Ran GMER and it freezes after I click scan showing Sections: C:/WINDOWS/system32/drivers/ftdisk.sys.

Rebooted into safe mode, logged in as the normal user.
DDS did the same thing again, looks like its complete then hangs the computer.
Ran GMER from safemode again and this time it get stuck after I hit scan showing Sections: C:/WINDOWS/system32/ntoskrnl.exe.
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A:extreme slowdown, "random" freezes

you can close this now, reinstalled windows, all the programs and restored all backups faster than it took to do one virus scan.

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Well, hey again!

Last time I was here was like.. a year ago or something. I then had problems with bluescreens. They stopped for a while, like half a year+, and reappeared now when I put my computer back together. It's the exact same stuff as before, except a new GPU and it's in a new Antec Twelvehundred case, for better cooling.

So, basicly it's the same hardware in a new case with the exception of the GPU.

The new GPU is an ASUS Geforce 580. There is no problems with this card, and I'm SURE of it. As the old one gave me really bad bluescreens and other color screens as well, and those problems are gone since I swapped.

Another thing of importance is that my computer seem to feed on off of hard drives. And with that I mean, it kills them. I had not 1, not 2, but 3 hard drives of the same brand my brother has, and his has lasted for over a year. It's a SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.1 1 TB, basicly a standard seagate of 1 TB.

So, to get down to the problems I had before I tried to get a replacement for my motherboard (I'm suspecting it to be the problem).
Before I had this setup, my network connection with fail for no reason at random times, just after booting, or when having a lot of network activity for a somewhat longer period. This is resolved by simply activating and reactivating. No other way works because it simply says "No network cable connected." but finds it again after what I described. Sometimes that won't work though, so I have to actually reconnect ... Read more

A:Extreme freezes follow by Bluescreen

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My X1 Extreme has been having an odd issue that I haven't seen anyone else report online. I noticed that when closing the laptop, it takes a little while for it to actually go to sleep, as the Thinkpad light on the top will stay on for awhile and then finally start to slowly pulse. Not the biggest deal. But randomly after closing the lid, the light will just stay on, and the fans will stay on. Opening the laptop up, nothing happens, the backlight of the keyboard and powerbutton usually aren't on, and hitting keys or the power button doesn't wake the machine up. Thinkpad light and fans are still going though. A single press of the the power button doesn't do anything either. It seems like the whole machine is just locked up. I'm forced to long press the power button to force it off. This is incredibliy annoying and it feels like a risk to close my laptop. And they wonder why people flock to Macbooks...it's because of these little niggling issues. Any help or report of anyone else experiencing this would be great. I'm on BIOS 1.178750H64GB RAM512 GB SSD (Intel SSDPEKKF512G8L)

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After a few days of being on and resuming a session by opening the lid, Windows Hello seems to crash my system. I open the lid, get logged in, at which point the IR camera remains active, telling me something's wrong. The Taksbar no longer responds properly, either, and the internet no longer functions. I then ctrl+alt+delete and reboot, which takes a lot longer than normal. Here's the log for the most recent event: Faulting application name: svchost.exe_WbioSrvc, version: 10.0.17763.1, time stamp: 0xb900eeffFaulting module name: wbiosrvc.dll, version: 10.0.17763.348, time stamp: 0x3ff8f909Exception code: 0xc0000409Fault offset: 0x0000000000020e5dFaulting process id: 0x1038Faulting application start time: 0x01d51e4261864aacFaulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeFaulting module path: c:\windows\system32\wbiosrvc.dllReport Id: 2866497f-caf3-4607-9a19-b1a0bcc40fceFaulting package full name:Faulting package-relative application ID:  Any help would be apprecitated.

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Hello, this is my first post here. I've got an issue with some new RAM I just bought. I bought 8GB of PC-6400 DDR2 RAM (4x2GB DIMMS). They are Buffalo Firestix. I installed the RAM after I bought it, and the computer wouldn't post. So I removed an reseated the RAM, and it booted fine. It recognized all 8GB. So I ran PCMark 05 under Windows XP Professional x64 to see what kind of performance gain I would get. I left to run an errand and came back to the BSOD. I tried to reboot and it wouldn't. Eventually, I've got it to reboot, and decided to run Memtest from a Ubuntu CD. After 18 hours of testing, there were a massive number of errors and it failed every test. I then removed the DIMMS and tested each one by itself. All four sticks passed. Now I know there isn't a problem with my RAM slots, and that my old RAM is good. I moved from 4GB PC-5300 DDR2. Any one have any suggestions?
 

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Nevermind, think I figured out the problem, RAM voltage isn't high enough, and it cannot be changed in the BIOS.
 

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Hi

"The default gateway is not available" I keep getting after I try to repair the connection, which is alot lately. Ever since I installed wins 7 I've been getting this problem.

I have latest drivers for my modem and Graphics card

Any help would be great
Thank you
Mike

A:Internet on/off intermittently

Hi iolar, from the surface of things it looks like you have an issue with either not specifying the correct gateway IP in your tcp/ip, or you macine was unable to get past your router to your ISP for it.

How is your machine connected to the network?

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Hi, I have a bit of an odd problem, that I'm not able to find a good solution for on google.

Before I start, I'm on a laptop with a built-in network adapter, on a home wi-fi connection, although this problem occurs even on other networks (like my university's). The other computer on my home network is fine, even during the times my connection goes bad.

Anyway, I'll be browsing the internet, playing games, whatever, and suddenly, for whatever reason, my latency will shoot up dramatically (like now). Normally, my ping to google is ~20-30ms. When the problem occurs, it shoots up to 300-1000. And sometimes it will just a suddenly fix itself. I can be on for hours, and not have it occur, and it can last for several hours as well.

I've tried screwing with the connection settings some, tried reinstalling the network adapter, maybe a couple things that I'm not remembering. This has been going on for quite a while.

I'm suspecting a faulty or heat-fried network adapter (too many usb devices, playing too many games, never cleaning the vents can make it awful hot in there ). Anyway, I was just hoping for other opinions, as I don't have the money to deal with a hardware problem right now, and I'm sort of praying that it's something I can fix without having to make a trip to the electronics store

I would post some diagnostics, but I don't really know what would help.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum and not the world's most technical expert so if anyone can speak in relatively non tech jargon it would be appreciated

I have IE6.0.2800.1106 and it keeps freezing - it's really annoying because I have to sit and wait for it to unfreeze as there is nothing else to do.

I've noticed that the little globe at the top right hand corner stops going round when it freezes then it starts again when it unlocks itself.

I have windows millenium, norton antivirus pro 2004 - have done a scan and no viruses found.

I don't know why but the problem started a few weeks ago - until then IE6 had been fine and I didn't do anything else around that time e.g. install anything new etc.

Can anyone help?

best wishes
aitch
 

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Here is some information you may need (as requested in past posts on CD-rom problems): I have a Gateway Performance 800 PC, Windows ME, the CD-rom is a Matshita CR-594 - IDE-ROM.

Here's my problem: this cd-rom was a replacement for a previously failed cd-rom (which had also been replaced since computer was purchased). Believe it or not, it has not been working since we installed it in April because Gateway tech. support was unable to help me get it running. They finally suggested that I take it to the Gateway store - 1 1/2 hours away. After this forum successfully helped me with my start-up menu, I decided to give this a try first. On previous posts I followed instructions to go to the Device Manager & see if the cd-rom was recognized. It was, so I went to the Driver tab to see what it said. It said "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device" so I tried to update drivers - it said the best choice was in use so I clicked to keep it. Then I tried the cd-rom. It now plays an audio CD & I was also able to use my Creata Card program disc for the first time in months. But, when I tried to use any of my Works Suite 2000 CD's it says to insert a CD in drive D: The light will come on for a while and then shut off. (It seems like it takes quite a while to bring up the card program CD, too & is slow moving in the program.) Any suggestions on why some CD's work & some don't?
 

A:CD-rom working intermittently

Doesn't anyone have any idea what is wrong with my cd-rom? I would appreciate any help you can offer.
 

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