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Machine freezing then looping in restart

Q: Machine freezing then looping in restart

HP Pavilion 761n, 1.67 GHz, 512 mb, XP Home Edition

This crazy machine freezes to the point of no return at random. Sometimes, but not always, the screen will have a green strip and the rest of it rust color at freeze time, but usually the screen remains intact.

Get this: When you push the power button on the front of the machine it will go into a loop cycle from blue HP logo screen to selecting which type of Safe mode to use, back and forth. The only way the machine will start correctly is by flipping the surge protector button off and wait for the green light on the power supply to turn off. Then you flip it back on and use the power button on the front of the machine.

Another thing: I set up DSL for the client and it was working fine. When the machine froze, and got it powered up, the DSL modem works fine, but the computer will not access the Internet.

Are these symptoms the power supply? Could it be the CPU? Could it be the USB pulling down the power supply? I ask this because when the HP all-in-one USB printer was power on, the system seemed to freeze a bit more. How can I determine the problem? I used AIDA32 to check the system, all the fans were running on the inside and it indicated no problems. Help!


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A: Machine freezing then looping in restart

Even the best of us can overlook the simple things at times so here are a few questions for you.

Are you using a firewall or antivirus program?
Have you gotten any error messages?
Have you checked the Device Manager for any yellow !'s?
Have you tried booting to "last known good configuration"?
Have you tried System Restore?
Have you checked msconfig/startup to disable programs not necessary at startup?

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I am the IT manager here, one of our XP Professional machine has issue.

When i start the machine, it has the XP loading screen (with the window XP logo), which is normal.
Then after that, it will restart the machine by itself, so it will keep looping to restart, i never can get into the desktop. why?

I tried to use my XP CD to do a repair or chkdisk, it tried to load all the system files, then i said it failed because some .sys corrupted.

I am thinking to do chkdisk, any boot CD chkdisk utility? or give me any suggestion for this issue!

Please give me some advise,

A:XP machine keep looping to restart

Can you boot into safe mode?Try the last known good configuration option?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#02It helps if you provide...exact error messages. I'm sure that MS has millions by now and it's impractical to guess what the system is trying to tell you.Do you have MS XP CDs...or recovery/restore disks provided by the system manufacturers?Louis

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A friend of mine bought a new laptop Acer 4750G intel core i3 with 2gb of ram and 1gb of video card, 64 bit. The said unit has no OS installed when he bought it thus, he ask me to install windows 7 ultimate. The installation of win 7 was successful together with the third party softwares. I activated the OS by executing the "[deleted by mod]" and the computer will restart automatically.

My question is why the computer restart repeatedly after activating the OS. i did the same procedure a lot of times and it gives me the same result. I firmly believe that there's no problem with my installation disc (32/64 bit) as i was using it in a 32 bit computer for more than a year now.

thank you for any assistance that you can give

A:Restart Looping

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Hello, I am brand new & not a real computer geek. I can normally follow instructions. But, I did not know how to get the report that is ask for in the Posting Instructions. Sorry I failed.
I will try to be as clear as possible with what I have done or any info you need.

Windows 7 32 bit Full retail
HP Pavilion a6110n
It was a clean install 4 months ago onto a new hard drive. At the same time I got a new card and installed a second monitor. I?ve had no problems until now.
As soon as it boots I get a pop up saying ?Windows explorer has stopped working? immediately flashes to ?Windows Explorer is restating?. All desktop icons disappear but, the desktop background stays so, it is not completely shutting down on each restart. I only have 5-10 seconds between starts.
I have disconnected everything except Keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
I have tried to boot into safe mood and the screen just stays black?it does NOTHING.
I have tried to boot from the original Windows 7 CD and it boots from the hard drive not the CD.
System Restore says it cannot restore no matter what point I have tried. It says it is possibly being blocked by anti virus even though I think I have turned everything off. But, it is constantly restarting so I am not sure if everything is staying off.
I can do a Control Alt Delete and get into task manger. Task manager shows: Processes 55 , CPU Usage 0-40%, Physical Memory 33%
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A:Restart looping


Welcome to SevenForums.

Insert your Win DVD.

Shut down your computer.

Remove power from you computer.

Reapply power.

Start your computer and IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F2 key.

This will get you into the bios where you can change the boot order to boot first from the optical drive.

On some systems, you can tap the F12 key to do a "one-time only" boot order change.

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Ok, so I've tried contacting Microsoft Support several times, and they just keep sending me back to the form to request for help. I've given up hope on them. Anyways, here is my problem.

My computer is set to automatic update. I saw that it was updating, and instead of telling me it needed to restart, it restarted on its own. When it tried to restart, it gave me an error message saying that my sfc_os.dll file was missing before it restarted itself again. It then gave me the option to go into safe mode, which I did. It gave me a few memory errors then finished loading. Before I could do anything, it restarted again. It continued to do this till it stopped loading safe mode. It gets to the Windows XP loading screen, then restarts back.

I have tried restoring to last good known configuration, and it fails every time. When it goes to load now, it asks to run chkdsk, it freezes during the 2nd step. I have tried my hdd in my brother's computer which is the exact same model as mine, and was able to run chkdsk as well as load into windows. However, it didn't appear that the drivers for the mouse loaded as I wasn't able to use it and eventually the keyboard stopped working. I did scan it with Malwarebytes and Norton and nothing was detected. I was thinking that because of the memory errors, I could try replacing the RAM in my computer with those of my brothers and see if I make any progress. I don't think that's the only problem, but I coul... Read more

A:Restart Looping

Compaq Recovery/Restore CDs, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07143Without a disk to reinstall/repair the O/S...and inability to boot into XP, there's little you can do to troubleshoot/correct whatever is wrong (IMO).FWIW: Reference on the file mentioned, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...library/sfc_os/Louis

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I'm not sure where this belongs but the focus of the freeze activity appears to be msoxmled.exe & msohtmed.exe which are portions of MS OFFICE that according to the sites I check are involved in HTML PRINTING and XML EDITING.

Background FYI
My machine was checked for viruses a short time ago (as in days). The last comment of the virus check indicated installation of a firewall may help. After the check was complete I attempted to install a zone alarm firewall and my machine completely froze in short order after reboot (several times). Disabling security software after a power button restart permitted me to remove the Zone Alarm Firewall with Add/Remove programs. (After reviewing content in this site Windows Firewall in Windows XP not as acceptable as the versions available in Vista and System 7, so ) I tried Comodo Firewall it installs but seems to freeze the entire machine (requiring a power button reboot) in short order if i do not allow startup to complete before opening an application (which is probably due to my initiating an application too soon, so I wait now)..

Problem falling under Windows Office Applications

The machine entered what appeared to be a freeze like / very slow operation situation today but unlike many situations lately I got task manager up and it continued running. (This activity made browser activity intermittent and often pages failed to paint completely.) WIth nothing but task manager (shutting down apps I initiated) running MS... Read more

A:Machine slow / looping / freeze

You've tried the uninstall/reinstall routine?

Office is properly updated for critical updates/SPs?

There is no necessity to use a 3d-party firewall...Windows has a built-in firewall that works fine for the vast majority of persons with computers.


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-AMD Duron, 1.35 GHz. Put the thing together myself. Its got a
PCchips K7 Motherboard (model M863AG/G), 256 MB RAM, 15 GB Hard Drive, and CD/DVD Player.

Today my second major crash has occured. The PC had been on and working for several hours, until it was in midsong on Media Player. No response from any input, frozen screen, and constant hard disk activity. I restarted the PC, but it locked up again as soon as login screen appeared. Now, I cant even get that far. The PC will get up to the Windows loading screen, and will automatically restart, no matter what i do. I've tried Safe Mode, Last Known Configuration, unplugging my guitar stuff from the PC, etc. etc.

Notworthy previous problems

A similar problem occured when i had my 40 GB and 15 GB hard disk working together. There was a loud annoying clicking noise coming from the hard disk. Constant hard disk activity (even tho no apps were running) and then crashing. Blue screens saying it was physically dumping my memory due to problems. fortunately i was able to transfer the files i needed from the 40 GB storage drive to the 15GB (where windows runs off of). Immediately afterwards, the 40GB became nonexistent. I scanned the 15GB afterwards and found no viruses. Thing were working well...

For about a week ive heard a fast repetive quiet clicking within my computer, and I just assumed it was my case rattling since i didnt have it screwed on fully. But even if its taken off, i still hear it. I have not been ... Read more

A:Continuous Restart Looping

Does your pc freeze or does it restart?

If it restarts can you hear a clicking sound from you Power Supply?

I had a faulty Power Supply a while ago and it sometimes but not always would do multiple restarts whilst Windows was still loading. Ususally I could hear a click just before the restart. If you can he a click to then try using a friend's power supply, preferably a friend who know knows more about pc's than you so that he can help you with installation. If the issues are gone then you obviously have a dying power supply on you hands, if not then I can't offer any more help.

Or maybe just take the pc to a pc fix-up place and allow them to determine if it is the power supply or not.

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.



RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair

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I have somehow managed to infect my desktop (microsoft xp home edition)during a download process. I was opening an application that, in retrospect I should not have. Anyway as soon as it opened I knew it was bad!!! I attempted to lockdown the computer but no good. I whipped out the power cable as quick as possible but too late im afraid. Now my desktop is left in a conituous startup loop. It gets as far as booting to the windows screen but then begins an automatic reboot. I have tried atrating both in safe and last known modes to no avail. I think I may be looking at a system reboot from disk(which I cannot find), if so will I be able to retrieve my data from harddisc?
I feel extremely stupid for having opened the file. I did scan it with spyware doc. previously but got an all clear. Is there anything that i can do? And perhaps there is some info you can share with me in relation to checking any files that you are unsure of in the future.

Thanking you in advance.

A:xp desktop infected and looping restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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ON starting my machine (I am writing this from someone elses machine) windows doesnt start and instead blue screen appears with message about problem being detected and windows will be shut down to prevent further damage......

other blurb (general stuff about if it is the fistr time seeing screen check hardward and software etc)
then says

STOP:0X00000035 (0X81F1F2F8,0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000)

I have managed tostart in sfae mode but am unsure what to do next?

Can you help?

A:My Machine Keeps Looping Coming Up With Same Blue Screen Message

well first off you can look at this http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906866 secondly you can try to do a system restore this will restore back to when this registry change was made.

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I was getting ready to watch a movie on my Windows Vista Ultimate computer but I had noticed it was running rather slow so I decided to restart my computer. I clicked the restart option through the Start menu and it went to the shutting down screen... then it stayed there w/o moving for 10 minutes and I didn't see any updates or anything that would delay the shut down of my computer... so I then pressed the restart button on my computer case and it went to bios and went straight to this screen>>>
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 0%
It continually goes from 0% to 100% then reboots and it won't let me start in any of the modes such as safe mode or previously booted mode or anything.. it just continually loops to the blue screen of death message I get above.
Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this problem??? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!

A:Vista Ultimate BSOD looping restart HELP!!!

Try a system restore from the Vista recovery environment.


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Roughly 2 hours ago I went to restart my father's computer to install Windows 7 updates. While restarting, I received the attached image instead of the loading Windows screen. No matter which of the option given it always will loop back to said screen after a brief Windows loading screen.

F1 key loops it back
Delete key gives me an error sound and will not proceed
F12 gives me a BIOS screen, but if I exit it, I am given the same manufacturer screen

His computer is a Gateway SX2802

Gateway SX2802-07 Specs - CNET

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Manufacturer error screen looping after restart

Most probably is Hard disk failure.

The 2 sentence from below, Port 3 Device Error

SATA Port 3 is the Seagate hard disk
Also it mentioned S.M.A.R.T. Cable as Status BAD

Need to remove the Hard disk.
Hence it will always show this screen if you do not remove the BAD HDD.

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Last night I started experiencing some strange and uncharacteristic freezing and looping on my laptop. Almost every program I would open would take a long time to load, then it would cycle in and out of "Not Responding" until eventually my computer would freeze up. I was also experiencing some weird looping. I was watching Star Trek TNG and every few seconds the audio would loop and the people talking would sound like they were gargling or rolling their R's. This got progressively worse as time went on. I did my best to go online and see if this was a common problem, but I found few conclusive results. I did however find these forums, and after looking at a few of the posts I installed HighjackThis and ran a scan/log. I'll paste the log at the bottom and hopefully someone who knows a lot more about computers than me can lend me a hand Thanks everyone!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:51:01 PM, on 5/28/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18444)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Direct Console\DCHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SmartLogon\sensorsrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Data Security M... Read more

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

A:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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In the past week or so, I've been repeatedly getting BSOD while running games such as Bad Company 2 and Age of Conan. What sometimes happens is that my audio will start popping, and it will start stuttering and eventually crash to a blue screen or just crash. Other times it will freeze instantly. I have tried reinstalling my audio drivers and also using generic windows drivers.

Rampage II Gene Mobo
core i7 920
Radeon HD 5850
4gb PC12800 Patriot RAM
I've included the minidump file as an attachment.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005A94788
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
Edit: nothing is overclocked, none of my hardware temps are high

A:sound looping/freezing + bsod

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I run Windows 7 (32 bit) on an Acer laptop, and primarily use Chrome. Every time I watch a YouTube video, or try to use the internet while listening to iTunes, and even sometimes when I'm just browsing Facebook, my computer will freeze completely for several minutes, and loop whatever sound was happening at the time (it'll sound like a loud buzzing).

I've ran anti-malware software, ccleaner, and tried updating multiple drivers for anything I could think to update. This only happened after I tried to reinstall Windows on my computer myself, but it was a week or two after that the problems started. I don't know if it's a hardware or software malfunction.

A:Computer freezing, looping sound.

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I've had this issue for about 3 weeks now. I noticed it first in Diablo 3, later in World of Warcraft. It started out as music stuttering. I could hear it loop for a bit, and then it would stop. It wouldn't affect the gameplay itself, it was just annoying, like a scratched cd.
It started doing it in WoW as well, and then came the mini-freezes. They only last for a second or two, but as any WoW player knows, those few seconds can be the difference between life and death in the game.
Initially, I thought "Maybe it's something wrong with Blizzard's games?" I tried uninstalling, re-installing (both games), the issue still persisted. Just to be sure I recently downloaded another game, Elsword to see if it would happen again *Spoiler* It did. Not the music looping per-say, but the mini-freezes do happen.

As for now, it's not a gigantic issue. A couple of seconds here and there, usually after it happens, it doesn't do it again until I re-boot the game, but I'm afraid it will grow into a larger issue over time, like the game fully freezing and then it has to be forced to shut down.
I believe this is a software issue. I think it may concern an update in the computer's software that has happened within the past few weeks, or it is otherwise something that I've downloaded/updated in the past that is running in the background, that is causing these issues.

So I'm wondering how I may go about troubleshooting these issues, but ... Read more

A:Games are freezing, sound is looping...

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Hello. I have a Y50-70 (nVidia 860m version with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB Crucial MX200 SSD, with Windows 10 64-bit on it). I've had it for about a year now and it was working fine until yesterday it suddenly turned off on its own with a black screen (the battery was 50%+ at that time). I turned it on and it worked fine for a while. After a couple of hours, I was running Chrome and the laptop froze and the screen got all glitchy with random horizontal lines and it kept wobbling to left and right. It was unresponsive to the keyboard and mouse so I had to hold the power button for a couple of seconds to restart it. The same thing happened again today but this time it didn't turn on after holding the power button. The keyboard lights/fans would just turn on and off again. It kept repeating this for like 10 times. It didn't even show the LENOVO logo, just a complete black screen (not on HDMI as well when I connected it). I held the power button again to turn it off, and the same thing happened again, boot loop, until it got out of the boot loop on its own and turned on. When it did, it froze on the BIOS system password entry and the screen showed a couple of horizontal lines on BIOS system password box (also the keyboard was frozen by then). This is before Windows got a chance to even load, so this is what makes me suspect it's not a Windows fault. I tried again a couple of times, and it passed the BIOS password entry but Windows threw a couple of BSODs with "S... Read more

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Hi everyone, ive had this issue for a while now and im still not sure what could be the problem. My computer has been constantly feezing whenever playing counterstrike or Half life 2. When it does this, the sound begins to loop, or sometimes it just makes a loud screeching noise. The computer will completely lock up, and I'm forced to just turn the power off. There is no indication while playing that the game is going to freeze (i.e. Lag). Im pushing 60-70 fps easy. I've tried reinstalling the game numerous times to see if steam was the problem, but it still does it. Ive run many spyware removers to see if that was was the problem, but each time i run it i only get about 1 bug, so that cant be the problem. Also ive checked my temp's when running the game and the processor stays at about 49 the entire time. Also, i thought that the screeching might indicate that the sound card was causing the problem, so ive reinstalled the drivers for my sound card to see if it was the problem, but the freezing still persists! PLEASE HELP!!!
My spec's are as follows;

Athlon XP 2800 processor
PNY 256mb 6800GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs
80gig hard drive
420 Watt power supply (i think thats high enough for this hardware)

A:Computer freezing/sound looping

does it freeze and screech only when playing on a network or over the internet? and also, how long after u've begun playing a game or running the program that it starts doing this? it's most likely to be the hardware or the way the hardware is configured when running the game.

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So, this has been an ongoing issue, and I was recommended to post on this forum just in case. I'll go ahead and leave a link to the previous thread I started as well so we can avoid doing anything that I haven't done already: http://forums.techguy.org/games/1124882-games-freezing-sound-looping.html

To elaborate a little bit: I noticed it first in Diablo 3. When I was in town the sound would loop, like a scratched cd. Then In World of Warcraft, I was having the same audio issue, but the game started freezing for about 1-2 seconds, but it never completely crashes the game.
There are no times where it does it consistently.
I have tested multiple games at this point, a few include Elsword, Torchlight 2 (offline), The Witcher (offline), Dead Space (might be worth noting it has never frozen or looped the audio when I play Dead Space), and I have also had instances where a game will freeze when I play flash games in google chrome.

Hopefully I do this right... it does seem like an awful lot of text to sift through....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:59:34 AM, on 5/1/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16545)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec MyWinLockerSuite\x86\SuiteTray.exe
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A:Games are freezing, sound is looping...

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For the past couple of weeks, my computer has been considerably slower. It has been freezing intermittently, ranging from once every hour to multiple times a minute. The spurts of freezing last at most around 30 seconds. The frequency accelerates considerably when using more RAM. My wifi has also been speratically losing connection and autonomously regaining connection, seemingly in cahoots with the freezing.
I ran a Hijackthis scan.
Here it is:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:54:03 PM, on 10/21/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Hey all,

First off I'm not a computer genious or anything. I consider myself above average however. But for the past 2-3 months, I have encountered freezing and sound looping on games. I can not just alt+tab to get out, or CTRL+ALT+DEL either. The only way to get out is to shut down. I have looked into if it is only one game, but that doesnt seem to be the case. It does it with the following games-
Call of Duty 4
Battlefield Bad Company 2
However it doesnt do it with-
World of Warcraft
Half life 2
Team fortress 2
The things I have tried to do is:
Buy new ram - 2 sticks of 2gb corsair instead of 4 sticks of 1gb g-skill,
Reinstall windows - This seemed successful at first but then it started again.
Repairing windows/repairing startup - didnt work at all.
Downloading latest realtek drivers
Downloading latest punkbuster
The thing that is closest to working, is when i turn my volume all the way down on the games. This makes them last almost 3x longer.

Onboard audio driver
EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard
NVIDIA 9800 gt Video Card: fan started screwing up so I modded it and replaced the old fan with a new one. It works pretty well I think.
Corsair 4gb ram
Maxtor 500gb Hard Drive.

Tell me if you need more.
That is really all I know to say, so if you think you could be any help at all, please post.


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A:Sound looping and game freezing, resulting in a shutdown.


Please follow these http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708 (they give us information on the likely cause of freezes as well as BSODs)

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.


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Hey Everyone,

Just wondering if you guys could help me on this weird issue that started happening recently with my new system. As from the title, when gaming (so far every game... oblivion, COD2, Fable, Rise of nations, etc) after a while, sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes half an hour, the game will freeze, the sound will loop and do a feedback sort of thing then start playing again, usually the performance is downgraded slightly. Rebooting doesn't seem to help much...

I'm not overclocking at all, nor have I been, plus I have never seen the nvidia notificiation for heat so i'm not sure its the video card (drivers 84.21). The soundblaster audio card is rather old, but using the drivers off the creative site. Haven't had problems like this before.

Any suggestions?

A:Game freezing, sound looping, then normal : repeat...

What is your Mobo, cpu,ram, video card, and PSU?

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Hi! I recently built a new desktop computer and after a while a probably started reaccurring at what seems to be times completely random. Usually I never have to ask for help with things relating to computers but since multiple brains are better than one and I've been trying to fix this for weeks I thought I'd try getting help for you guys/gals!
Basically at random, the computer will lockup and freeze. While it is frozen and not responding to input if any audio was playing bits of sounds continually play in a super slowed distorted manner.
Also in Event Viewer this error commonly accurs with the freezing but not always.

Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer has lost the lease to its IP address 2601:b:5a01:af0:eade:27ff:fe3e:69db on the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.
Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Repeat 2x

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Freezing & Sound Looping [Logs Included]

First update the BIOS settings and check the hardware properly. After checking all these things, scan your computer  with the computer cleaning software and an antivirus.

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I can play for a fixed amount of time, but after a while my screen freezes, sound loops and distorts, and sometimes i can alt tab out of this and save it, but usually it crashes and I have to reboot.

I uninstalled my sound card (audigy), and I'm currently running the onboard sound card (realtek). This seemed to fix the problem, but an hour later, the screen froze, sound stopped, and I saw the blue screen of death for the first time. It gave me a log file...... I'd really appreciate if someone helped me fix this problem because its been haunting me for months now, and everything I do to fix it won't help.

Log file is attached. By the way I've been playing World of Warcraft.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff97fff5dc252, 0xfffffadfe3af5950, 0xfffffadfe3af5360). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini103007-01.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

A:Video freezing/sound looping/computer rebooting during 3D games

here is the link to a previous thread I posted here... the problem hasn't changed and I've tried 10 different drivers, switched to windows x64 os...


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Alright you guys, this has been an issue for a while, and thank you VERY much for any help. I built my PC about 6-7 months ago, and it seemed to be completely fine. I can't remember exactly when this started, but it's been going on for a while.

The problem: While playing World of Warcraft in Windows Vista, I get random BSOD's that display a stop error and the code 0x000124. When I play World of Warcraft on the same computer, but with Windows XP(I've reformatted this thing so many times), it still gets random freezes, but the sound loops indefinitely. The loop is just like, a half second of whatever sound was playing at the time of the freeze. It plays over and over(sounds kind of like a dance track, for lack of better example), until I hit the reset button on my computer.

Now, this only happens when I play World of Warcraft. I also play Team Fortress 2 regularly, and I've played Fallout 3 for many hours straight, with no problems. This has occurred ONCE while not playing World of Warcraft. I was watching a YouTube video, and the same sort of freeze occurred, and I had to hard reset my computer. I watch YouTube videos often though, and it only happened once. I'm not entirely sure if I had any applications open in the background. This freeze while playing World of Warcraft seems to happen completely randomly. It can occur after 20 minutes, or it can occur after two hours, or at any point in between.

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A:Freezing With Sound Looping, Restarting, BSOD Stop 0x000124

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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acer aspire z5610 i have my computer is on for maybe hour or so then i hear the beep then stop then beep comes back looping sound continues then computer freezes then automatically shutdown restart it self i took it back to acer giving them say problem they did the test but they said they quote it fine but still having it

i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still there
Can anyone help me

A:computer looping sound automatic restart computer


Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

All three Prime95 tests: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

If you get any BSODs, provide us with: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Sometimes randomly, when ever i try to start a cleaner like malware bytes. In safe mode i was able to run Spynomore. it claimed to find Trojan.Gen. Machine ran for a day, same thing started. Spynomore found nothing in safe mode, their "custom fix" supposedly fixed it within like 30 seconds. Machine running right now, i suspect whatever the problem is, it is still in there. Might BE Spynomore.
Speccy reports normal temperatures cpu 31-33 C Hard drive 42c.
I am an ebay seller so computer is VERY vital and gets lots of use.
Here is the hijackthis log. i hope this is OK to put here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:49:46 PM, on 9/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
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A:,machine does a restart type of operation.

Is there any help for this?

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About a week ago I went on a trip out of town and left a box running a game server through Hamachi at home. I have done this countless times and never had a problem. TeamViewer is loaded on the box and has always connected and ran just fine remotely. However, on this specific trip, TeamViewer simply gives up on trying to connect. The iPhone version brings up an error stating 'Protocol negotiation failed.' The game server application no longer responds either. Also, both the remote and the local machine I am on right now are connected through Hamachi on a VPN. The interesting thing is the remote computer responds to ping, allows me to bring up shared folders in Explorer, and is listed as running in the Hamachi client. What it does not allow me to do is control it remotely in any way. This system needs a restart badly and I have run out of ideas on how to remotely access it. Seeing that I am a couple of hundred miles away, I cannot drive over and restart it in person so easy. Here are some further details:

Remote System:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access - Shows up on my list with a yellow dot.
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Comodo Firewall (older version) - Every program I've mentioned has been allowed through with no issue.

Local System:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Windows Firewall
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A:Need to restart remote machine, TeamViewer down, only on a VPN now

Well I drove back home earlier than expected and fixed the remote computer in person. Turns out the system had run out of memory after being on so long and TeamViewer simply had no resources to initiate, or everything was just timing out from the system taking so long with any request. I'll be picking up more RAM after the 4th. I suppose no one had any answers on how else I could restart the system remotely, but I'll be marking this thread as solved.

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My new machine (I built it) will not restart; I have to shut down manually each time. This has persisted for months. Anything I can try to fix this?

My system:
Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.1998
Clean install using Full OEM CD /T:C:\WININST0.400 /SrcDir=G:\WIN98 /IZ /IS /IQ /IT /II /NR /U:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IE 5 5.00.2314.1003
Uptime: 0:04:10:12
Normal mode
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
74% system resources free
Windows-managed swap file on drive C (5508MB free)
Available space on drive C: 5508MB of 7993MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive D: 15574MB of 19561MB (FAT32)

Gigabyte Motherboard w/AMD Athlon chip @ 700 mhz, heavy duty power supply
128 MB pci RAM
AWE32 sound card with Roland daughterboard
ATI all in wonder video card w/16mb onboard RAM
Yamaha 4416 CD-R
Toshiba 44X CD-ROM
8.4G Maxtor HD (primary master)
20G WD HD (sec. master)
Principal software: Corel WP8, Sierra Print Artist, MGI photosuite 3, Adobe photoshop LE, Cakewalk pro audio 8 digital audio-midi sequencer, Finale notation
software, Band in a box, Partition Magic, Cybermedia uninstaller)

A:{RESOLVED} my machine won't restart automatically

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each restart i have one or more BSOD. This started to happen after one of windows updates took place, and i think updated graphic card drivers.

? OS - Windows 7 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 x64
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full retail
? Age of system (hardware) 3-4 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 year+
? CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
? Video Card - Sparkle SF-PX84GS256U2LP-HP NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-S2L (Socket 775)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - HEC-400TR-TF 400W
? System Manufacturer - Self made


A:BSOD every time i restart a machine

Sorry for the delay in responding, I'm having eye problems. If I don't reply back, PM one of the moderators for further assistance.

The perfmon report shows that the "dirty" bit is set on your C: drive. Please do the following:


Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
FWIW - I know that the /F is supposed to be redundant, but I prefer to have it run anyway.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your next post.

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Particular share is not connects after restart. This is not in group policy

I have tried the https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/297684/mapped-drive-connection-to-network-share-may-be-lost thing and it did not work
Machine a Windows 7 64 bit enterprise Operating system. How can this be resolved?

Regards, Boopathi

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Basically after login in(writing user name and password) a message pops up saying that winlogon.exe has a problem. Then the machine restars automatically.
I was able to see that ntos.exe was executing

Can you help me with this?



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:10:17 PM, on 11/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntos.exe,
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\jre1.5.0_13\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRAY.exe
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I've tried twice now...

i used the update assistant and it verifies all is well except for a Bluetooth driver which it says to re-install after the update...

all updates that are available have been installed...

i currently have very limited web access so it makes everything difficult...

i open the store and click on the free update... All proceeds well and it completes waiting to restart.

beginning the restart all seems well as it continues doing things then shuts the machine diwn... Manually restarting the machine only to finally show 8.1 install could not be done... Then it does a restore back to 8.0

it has done this twice... What might I do?



A:8.0 to 8.1 update fails at restart shutting down machine

I'm surprised this hasn't been responded to. But, give it a chance.


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Built a new machine at the weekend.

Intel i5 2500k 3.30ghz
8gb ram
Win 7 home premium 64 bit
gfx card
Amd Radeon HD7700
Running the game off an SSD, not that that particularly should cause this problem, I imagine.

Game plays fine mostly, but three times now the game has frozen. On two occasions it froze in spot, sound still going, the screen went black, then redrew and played fine. One occasion it just stuck solid and I had to hard reset.

Any idea what would cause it?
I'm pretty sure all the main drivers are up to date, I sorted that out after the build. I thought maybe there was an issue last time as there were some surprise Windows updates after the crash and restart...but seemingly not.

Please let me know if you wish to see event logs and the like.
"Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered." is what it says.


A:Graphics freeze and restart during MW3 on new build machine

Please Update your system specs with all of your new equipment.

PSU and MoBo are missing.

Are you running the current driver for your GPU?

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I'm running Windows 8.1 on a machine with Windows 8 pre-installed. About 4 months old, Acer laptop, mid specs.
The laptop would not shutdown or restart, it would just hang, saying 'shutting down' or 'restarting'. I would have to turn it off manually. This never really cleared up. When deleting programs that needed a restart they would never go of course.
I looked up a solution for this, which others had had success with, changing some power options, etc, but nothing helped.
I then decided I'd better do a system restore, but I didn't have any restore points, which seems odd as I had restored it once before.
I then tried to refresh the system (never heard of that option before) and it would again just 'hang' saying 'preparing'. The same for resetting.
I tried to restore to factory settings and came up with those error messages we are all to aware of
After trying to refresh the PC is says the 'drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive to try again'
And after trying to reset 'the PC it says unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing.'
This brought me here. I gather something is up with Windows not fully recognising the C drive which is where Windows is installed. When I click on disk management it says 'connecting to virtual disk service...' but then does nothing.
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A:Can't restart, refresh or reset Windows 8 machine

You're to the point of ordering restore discs from Acer if you did not make them.  I kinda wonder if the hard drive failed and if there any diagnostics available I would run them.

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we are using task scheduler to run our qtp regression scripts.sometimes in the middle of execution remote machine getting hanged.could you please help me to find the way to restart my machine when it got hanged.


A:how to restart a remote machine automatically when it got hanged

Can't do it remotely since when it's hung, it will not receive or respond to any command you can send it.

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I restarted my computer at 11:00 p.m. and it messaged me " Please do not power off or unplug your machine... Installing updates 1 of 1. Well over 8 hours and its still has the same message. What should I do? and all that anxiety... HELP

A:update installing do not unplug or restart machine

I read that waiting 3 hours is enough time if this were ever to happen. Then deploy CTRL-ALT-DELETE.

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My HTPC has restarted itself probably 2-3 times in the last week. It's your standard Windows 7 restart complete with closing all apps, Logging Off, and Shutting Down screens. The most recent occurrence was just a few minutes ago. I was playing a video, running ATI CCC testing settings, and had Chrome open. I never issued this command or touched the PC itself. One thing I know was also going on was the daily MSE security definitions update, most likely in the install phase. I do not recall what was going on in the the previous times this happened, but it's all pretty recent.

This one has me stumped since it's not a blue screen, but a controlled restart with no errors or problems indicated. I can't for the life of me think of what could cause such a thing to happen. Can anyone think of any possible sources of a Restart command? Is MSE issuing this after definition updates? Is there a way to check the source of a restart command like in a windows system log?

EDIT: in Event Logs I found this:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 10/22/2013 6:05:32 PM
Event ID: 109
Task Category: (103)
Level: Information
Keywords: (4)
User: N/A
Computer: Tower_Of_Power_
The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
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A:Windows 7 x64 machine suddenly performs restart as if I hit the button

Ok so I've found the issue. Event Logs showed MalwareBytes restarting after a daily quick scan and removal of suspicious software:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO)

Database version: v2013.10.22.10

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16721

Protection: Enabled

10/22/2013 6:00:12 PM
mbam-log-2013-10-22 (18-00-12).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 221031
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\Users\Trunk Monkey\Downloads\attsetup.exe (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

About an hour ago I downloaded ATI Tray Tools from Softpedia. MBAM flagged and deleted the installer, which had not been run yet. I wonder if it's a false positive. Hmmmm. Posting all this in case someone else ever encounters mysterious restarts. I'll update anything new I find out.

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Hi there,
First off , if it matters (and I've been told it does) my system is running on XP-pro SP2 .. but it was upgraded from NT-2000 not a fresh install.
Other then browsing (mostly with firefox) I like to play Zoo Tycoon and also on a site called winster (runs in a java flash window). Two days ago as I was playing ZooTycoon I got a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) .. first one of those I have seen since I got this computer about 2 years ago. After dumping (I think RAM) onto my harddrive (I believe this is what it said it was doing) it rebooted itself. Well ... the nimwit that I was being that day.... I promptly loaded ZooTycoon back up without much thought (guess my half awake brain reverted to its 98se thinking LOL) ... as you can probably guess ... I got the same thing again within 5 mins. Well I may be crazy ... but I am NOT stupid ... so this time I decided to DO something about it. After talking to a couple people I know, and running spybot (which removed a trojan and some tracking cookies) and adaware (nothing but negligible stuff there) I ran a defrag and rebooted. This seemed to help, and yesterday I was able to play again for awhile. However when I went to play again last nite, the first time I loaded it it restarted the comp about 2 mins into my game , then I was unable to do more then get into my zoo before explorer crashed the program on me. I am now seeking to get some better advice on what may be causing this to happen, Thanks!


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Can anyone see anything nasty in here....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:32:21 PM, on 1/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Machine seems to be freezing up

Hi The log is fine, I do see MyWebSearch bar, are you using that,
was it detected during any scans you did?

If you use it and like it, nothing to do.

From a well known security company info page about MWSearch: just for information,

""Low Risk Software
Type Description Low Risk Software should not harm your machine or compromise your privacy and security unless it has been installed without your knowledge and consent. A Low Risk Software application may be a program that you knowingly and deliberately installed and that you wish to keep. Although some Low Risk Software programs may track online habits -- as provided for in a privacy policy or End User License Agreement (EULA) -- or display advertising within the applications themselves, these programs have only vague, minimal or negligible effects on your privacy. """

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I've tried XP Home and XP Pro but both freeze when installing network with 32 minutes left.
I've cleaned the heat sink and checked for cooling paste and that's fine. I thought it might be the bios needing updated but i can't find any for the board.
Think it may be a broken hardware component, is there anyway to work which one with out the OS installed.

Any help will be very welcome.

A:Machine freezing :(

power off and pull the NIC out of the slot in all systems.

install the OS and boot first time.

now power off and reinstall the NIC. when you power on, it should auto-discover
and install the right drivers.

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about 1 1/2 - 2 months my machine starting freezing up, and it was happening only while i play games. then starting freezing up when i do basic work, like browisng folders, viewing files, etc...
here what i have:
ATI ALL-IN WONDER ATI X800 (got it right before problem)
Asus P8P400-E Deluxe (got it right before problem)
3.2 Ghz P 4 CPU (have it for aboiut 3yrs)
2GB RAM (have it for aboiut 2yrs)
Zalman Cooling fan (got it recently)
i tested my RAM - did not find any errors.
is anyone got any ideas? any help would be really appreciated.
i'm thinking it's cpu.

A:machine freezing up

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Not sure if this is the right part of the forum to ask this.

I installed a new graphics card over Christmas, a 970. I've been happy with it, not tried it with many games, mainly Witcher 3, Battlefront and GTA V, which I've had no problems with.
However I've been getting crashes during Ark, game just freezes, though any music I have playing continues in the background, I can't alt tab, or CTRL-ALT-DEL, I have to restart my machine.

This all pretty much started yesterday, I've now had failed startups, I was on the logon screen, could move the mouse but not click on the password box. I've also had a similar problem on the desktop, could move my mouse, music was still playing but I couldn't click on anything. This also happened which I tried to load up the Nvidia control panel, got the little roatating circle like it was trying to do something but nothing happened.

Funny enough, I still havn't had any trouble playing games, other then Ark.

Here are my specs.Intel Core i7 930 2.80GHz (Bloomfield) clocked at 4Ghz
Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Corsair XMS3 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
Samsung 1.0TB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive
Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two (V3) Ultimate Gaming Case
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler
XFX XTR 750W '80 Plus Gold' Fully Modular Power Supply

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