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Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help.

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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I replaced my motherboard due to somewhere there was a defective or malfunction (You can review it here: [SOLVED] Integrated Video GPU stopped working).

Specs:
So the motherboard I currently have now is ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU: AMD Pheonom II X6 1045T
Mobo socket: AM3+ but the CPU is AM3
GPU: ASUS Radeon R7 260X
Two Harddrive: The One with the OS in it: 500 GB WD Blue WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN (set on SATA1 this drive loads up first)
The one with the old OS (Windows 7 Pro and OpenSUSE, and documents and stuff on it) 1 TB WD1002FAEX
Current OS: Windows 7 Pro (Have not done Windows Update, due to that fact that I have to call MS to get a new product key for it.
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHZ CMZ8GX3MZA1600C9
PSU: 500W (Corsair CX500
CPU Fan: Coolmaster Vortex Plus
Chasis: Corsair Graphite Series 600T

After rebuilding up my computer. Installed only Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit, I installed Kaspersky Antivirus, the Drivers that came with mobo CD and drivers that came with the CD for my Graphics card and drivers for my wireless mouse. I downloaded Chrome and Dashlane and everything was fine until I logged on to Dashlane via Chrome, everything froze. So, I rebooted the OS logged back in. Everything was fine, until it frozed again. So I realized that my attempt to log onto my password manager - Dashlane, was freezing up my computer. So I rebooted again, I uninstalled Dashlane and it was doing good. Until I want to do another test, I downloaded Star Tre... Read more

A:Replaced my motherboard, reinstalled Windows 7 Pro SP1, freezing happens

If it were me, I'd start by NOT overclocking anything, if you have, and see how it runs. If the computer is simply locking up without any indication of what's causing it, I'd reinstall windows with only your 500GB drive plugged in. Load the necessary drivers to get online to run your windows updates. Before installing anything else, including your AV software, I'd try to run your windows updates. Of course without AV you'll want to make sure you're not browsing the web for anything other than updating. If you're still locking up, then you may need to check the drivers you've got installed. If you can boot to safe mode with networking, perhaps download the newest drivers for your hardware and see what happens.

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I ran malware bytes, no viruses. Viruses are out of the picture, this exact problem was had like a few weeks ago, and Bestbuy took it in, and the ram apparently was broken, so they fixed it and gave me it back. Now the same problem is occuring. after I hit desktop, a few minutes later, my PC freezes. Like sound just keeps going, like in music, but the video freezes, mouse freezes, and any or all action ceases. I have to hit boot button on my case. Please help me. It wasn't doing this earlier, but now it started up badly.
 

A:PC was freezing, replaced RAM, fixed, now freezing again..

Is it still under warranty? If so I would take it back to Best Buy, Where you had it fixed before.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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

T:
Hello.

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

Be sure to read

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:

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

Defrag your HD:

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

Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?
 

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

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

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

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD



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

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

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

C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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I have an old U530, but with a recent SS upgrade it was running like new, until the orange battery light on the side started quickly flashing.  The moment the power plug is removed, the machine loses all power and is turned off.I have replaced the battery.I have replaced the motherboard.I have tested with other chargers to ensure that was not the source of the problem. The issue remains.  What else could cause this? Software/firmware?  Other smaller PCBs? Any help would be greatly appretiated.

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I need help. I recently bought a new pc and ever since it came to my house it has undergo 2 repairs and it still doesn't work.

The issue here is that the hard drive makes some really loud and weird noises during boot, exactly when windows boots up, then after random stress or some time after (even during the logging in) the computer freezes and it has this random strings on the monitor of i guess glitched color, then it doesn't work until you manually turn it off.

The specs are:
*amd A8 7600 procesor
*F2A68HM-H motherboard
+8 gigabytes of ram (hyper x "fury)
*2tb of hdd
400w and 600w psu (started with 400w and changed to 600w, no solution was made)
gtx 750 psu (not originally there)

To note: the hard drive has been changed mutiple times and it still doesn't work
it had a 400W psu, i switched it for a 600W one. This did not solve the problem
I switched the hdd with a working one from another computer,this did not solve the problem.
I installed an nvidia gtx 750 gpu, this did not stop the computer from freezing, but whenever it freezes it no longer displays the weird bars on the monitor.

Also i noticed that one part of the motherboard heats up a lot, near where the gpu is (with or without the gtx)
I believe this causes the freeze but i am not sure and even if it was that i do not know how to fix this
 

A:New pc freezing, overheating motherboard

curativo said:


I recently bought a new pcClick to expand...

how long ago???
who repaired it.....was it a free repair???
what company did u buy from?
 

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I replaced the mother board on my white box. I replaced a Intel d850m with a new d850emv board. When I startup the PC, the computer cycles through the Intel Pentium screen shot to No Input and then to my selection of either startup in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last know good config, etc. However still cannot boot. I went into BIOS, but cannot adjust the setting (It is greyed out) from what it is says is a 2.0 Gig processor to the acutal processor of 1.7 Ghz.
 

A:Replaced Motherboard - Computer cycles but cannot boot

Clear CMOS and see if you can get into BIOS and make the necessary changes.

Anytime you change motherboard, unless it's replaced by an identical one, it is always necessary to do a clean install of Windows XP.
 

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I had bought this desktop in Feb.2016 from Costco. It crashed in Oct.2016. I sent it for repairs as advised by HP. Motherboard was changed.It has completely crashed again Jan. 2017, just 2 months after repairs. I have lost all my work.The customer service supervisor promised to escalate the matter and promised a call back from HP. Nothing happened. On calling up was told by another supervisor that he did not see any escalation and I will have to send my computer again for repairs.PLEASE NEVER BUY A HP PRODUCT. THIS IS THEIR QUALITY. IT CRASHES EVERY TWO MONTHS AND LOSES ALL YOUR WORK. MOST UNRELIABLE PRODUCT.

A:Motherboard replaced in first 8 months and computer crashed ...

  >  I have lost all my work. What was the cause of the second crash? Was it another failure of the (replaced) motherboard? Does the computer start-up at all?If so, at power-on can you enter HP Diagnostics, to test all the hardware?  What fails? Was it the disk-drive that just "quit"?Does the computer start-up, and then report something like "inaccessible boot device"?Does it start to boot in Windows, and then crash? In most cases, the good news is that all your files are INTACT on the disk-drive.The disk-drive can be removed, and temporarily connected to another computer, and then you can "rescue" your work.You should do this remove-and-rescue BEFORE you send the computer out to be repaired.  

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OK, This is a painful story but here goes. Bought an HP Pavilion 735N used for my son to use for school. Needed a power supply but not much $$. Loaded CD's for the unit and everything was working great UNTIL the apartment he lives in had a lightning hit. Power supply was warranty replacement and still no go, so I bought a new Motherboard. ASUS A7N8X-LA model. Installed the board and the computer runs again but the back-up CD's get a message that they are not for this computer. I suspect it is something in the motherboard that is not set correctly to recognize it as an HP Pavilion 735N but have tried all I can think of in updating BIOS, downloading from HP site, etc. all to no avail. I have since loaded a version of XP Professional but have no driver for the Realtek 8201BL LAN or the Photo Card reader. Any advice on how to set the motherboard so that it is recognized as an HP Pavilion 735N which would allow me to reload the original system or where I can locate a PHY Driver for the Realtek 8201BL? This is driving me crazy that I can't get it to recognize the board which is the exact same model number as what I removed from the computer. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Replaced Motherboard Now Computer Model not Recognized

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I built a computer this past week. I am using a Logitech K270 and Performance Mouse MX with one unifying receiver. My problem is that whenever I plug the receiver into a USB port on the back of my motherboard the mouse cursor becomes jittery. Sometimes it will stop while I am using it, and then I need to lift the mouse to make it move again. However, if I plug the receiver into one of the USB ports on my case the mouse works perfectly. Do you have any suggestions about how to make the mouse work on the rear USB ports? Thanks.

Cpu: 3570k
Mobo: Asus p8z77-v
Gpu: HIS IceQ Radeon 7870
Case: Rosewill Thor V2
Psu: Rosewill 1000w
Keyboard: Logitech K270
Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64bit

A:Mouse freezing on motherboard USB ports

Good batteries in the mouse and keyboard? Setpoint will tell you if they need replacing, if you have installed it. I have a M570 wireless Trackball that uses the Unifying receiver. My receiver is plugged into the motherboard USB port on the back of my tower, no problems. Any other wireless devices that may be interfering with the signal?

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hey guys i posted this in the xp forum but some poster said it should be hardware and that makes sence. im starting to beleive it might be the mother board. sorry to wwrite a essay. but usually the more info the better eh.

hers the details. when i put in my install cd. hit any key to continue then it says going through the configuration of hardware on your computer. then the screen goes blank.

when im actually in windows i cannot access device manager. everything comes up blank
- i have onboard hidef audio. the sound went. and when i try to reinstall the driveers it says no hardware present.

- if i try to add hardware to pick it up. i can click all day but nothin will open.

- on boot i have another drive (ide) not sata like my primary. now if thats plugged in to the powersupply. my screen will freeze on the p4 logo on boot.

- my dvdrw wont pick up now at ll and its workin. i tested on another machine

i think thats all the symptoms i can think of ther now off hand. my guess was the mother board but i wanted to see what you guys thought about it. and get your advice and opinons about what could be wrong or what i should do

thanks a milliion guys
 

A:(motherboard??)pc freezing after loading configuration upon xp install

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Hi there!
I have a usb soundcard which worked perfectly a while ago, but since some time this strange bug is causing trouble. Sound suddenly stops, and the VU meter in control panel stays at the same position - as if the sampling point of audio is stuck. Problem is
temporarily solved by disabling then re-enabling the soundcard.
I tried looking in the logbooks for relating events but I can't find any event which may cause this, as there is nothing happening at the same time as an audio freeze - or there must be a big delay of writing events to logbook.
I don't know what kind of data you need to help me solve this, but I'm happy to supply it!

Thanks in advance :)

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Hi all,

Have been having some frustrating issues with my system recently. It all started when my system started freezing with strange patterns showing up on the monitor. I thought it must have been my video card and took it back to the computer shop to test it. They agreed the video card was faulty and sent it off for warranty. In the mean time I purchased a new low-end card and the system worked fine for about a week.

I then started to get the same issues again. I returned the system again and was told there was nothing wrong with this card. They spun some crap about the card not being powerful enough to run photoshop (which is where I spend most of my time) and convinced me to upgrade to a higher-end card, which I did.

Unfortunately, this didn't fix the problem and I continued to have problems. I returned the system yet again for a week or so. They tested it (with their HD and fresh install of vista) and said they didnt have any problems.

I picked the system up and used it without problems for around a week or so when the problems started to occur yet again. At the moment the system is freezing, freezing with a strange pattern on the screen (see attached jpgs) (looping audio), restarting, blue-screening (ecache.sys, IRQL not less or equal to, etc). It freezes during vista loading but sometimes makes it to the main OS environment.

I've tried reinstalling vista on a different drive and get exactly the same problems. It freezes and restarts during vista setup so... Read more

A:System is freezing, restarting, blue-screening, freezing with strange pattern

Hi I,m Baz a new member here! i have a similar problem same blue screeen so i don't know if the people who will help you can also help me at the same time or do i need to start a new thread somewhere else!
some please get in touch to help us both! cheers Baz good luck mate!
 

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Hello - I could do with some advice, I think.

Some basics first:

Dell Inspiron 1525 with 3GB RAM, running Vista

Recently I've had problems where my laptop has frozen during normal operation - nothing fancy, just surfing etc. It sometimes doesn't shut down properly either.

I have been using the radialpoint safecare software that Virgin Media supply in the UK as part of their broadband package. For a few months now the anti spy and anti virus s/w have failed to load, so I have relied on MSE. As I say, some problems have started to appear.

MSE told me that on 15/11/2010 i had a trojandownloader which was removed.

Some pals advised I would be better trying Malwarebytes or Avast. I tried the former and on scanning it stuck while looking at wklnhst.dat (something to do wth MS Works I think). I had to power off and on. It did a chkdsk which came up with a number of actions that looked like it was trying to fix something (sorry). I rand MBAM again and it got further then froze while looking at msvcr80.dll.

Power off/on again.

OK, then I tried avast, which seemed to get about 38% through then froze.
Power off/on again.

SOmeone suggested rkill would kill any trojan processes that might be causing a problem - t did knock off a couple of things (one by sun and another by ms). Malwarebytes again - crashed as before.

Struggling now!

Welcome any advice at all.

Cheers
Steve

A:Vista not closing properly/freezing - Malwarebytes/Avast freezing

Can you try running MBAM in Safe Mode?

You can get to safe mode via hitting F8 just after the BIOS Post screen/Dell Splash Logo.

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I dont knwo what the deal is.. other than the fact I gave gateway a chance when I knew Id regret it**

I have a Gateway FX Notebook
4 gigs of ram
Nvidia 9800 gts video card.. the works..

When I first got this sytem it ran great.. until the hard drive magically died about 8 months later.. so I installed 2 new 500 gig hard drives, instaleld windows and all the drivers.. and for some reason.. when ever I go to use INternet explorer.. it takes frever to load, and like freezes .. wont let mem click on anything.. so i wait.. and wait.. finally it lets me click on something and it tries loading like 10 things at once.. then freezes.. stalls again.. page scross and sticks...until the nex30 seond to min wait load and freeze..

Ive tried reinstalling windows, updates.. the whole nine yards.. and the damn ie explorer still persists to run like a 100 lb bag of bricks dragged behind a moped... and Im about to toss this thing in the toilet.. and flush 3 times rinse and repeat with a oveern baked infally....

Any help would be greatly appreciated... I looked for the avg ( issue I seen posted ) i dont have it on here.. also couldnt find anything about zone alarms either.. so Im up a creek in a sinking blow up raft.

Corey

A:INternet Explorer.. Freezing..chopping..stalling..smudgingg.. and freezing some more

Have you tried scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Spybot Search & Destroy?

Once I had the same problem with IE6 (lol) and Mozilla FF and turned to be a malware...

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!
 

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Cody
Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.
Dave
 

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Hi,

I have just installed all new ASUS P5B Deluxe motherboard, Intel Dual Core E6600 processor, NVIDIA 7600gt graphics card, 2gb ram into my pc and a HIPER 530W power supply. So basically now its all new apart from hard drive, tower, floppy drive, fans. I have windows XP with SP2.

The pc was working fine before the new parts were installed but now after it has froze a few times. It seems to work fine for the first few hours but then I will restart the machine and then it will freeze on the windows xp loading screen. I will then restart it to try again and it still happens. Yesterday night it wouldn't load into windows after i restarted it, however this morning it loaded into windows fine.

Tonight I started having the problem again, so I decided to install my old NVIDIA 6600 geforce graphics card. So far it seems fine.

My brother who also has nearly the exact setup as me apart from having an Intel D975XBOX motherboard is also having the same problem. He has taken his old memory out and replaced it with better Corsair memory but is still having the problem.

Is there anyone that can help? thanks.......
 

A:problem with freezing - new motherboard and dual core processor

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Issue: Computer started freezing after a complete factory recovery.

Gateway GT5405E Refurbished
2.8 GHz Intel Pentium D Processor 820
2 Gigs of Ram
Vista Home Premium 32bit

Ok so the computer started freezing after a factory recovery I had Dualboot of Vista HP 32bit and Ubuntu 10.04. Well I decided I didn't want Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer anymore so I went to Google and downloaded EasyBCD to rewrite the bootloader. After the rewrite I restarted the computer let the computer load up restarted the computer and put in the recovery disc. I did a Factory Recovery as I said. Well after that I noticed I don't see Gateway Splash screen where it says hit F1 F2 or whatever to enter setup. Didn't really pay any attention to that so I'm on my computer after the recovery and went away to do something. I came back to my computer after how ever long and noticed the computer was frozen. Well at least the keyboard of mouse would not work.

Keyboard is PS/2
Mouse is USB

(I knew keyboard wasn't working because when I pressed num lock the light just stayed on)

So after a hard restart in which HDD check didn't come up but it did give the windows didn't shutdown correct screen and gave a choice between normal or safe mode. Anyway I did some looking 3 days straight found out turn off screen saver and screen turning off in power settings. So I did well the problem seemed to go away. Or at least it seemed like it did. I just wasn't leaving the computer idle for longer than 15 mi... Read more

A:Freezing, White Screen, Idles Causing Freezing

I don't think this is a blue screen of death problem, but hey it sucks to have a broken computer. Defragment the computer. load any CDs that came with your hardware. Did u update everything? (drivers and anything else that can be updated, just for updating sake). And just to be thorough, did u install any other software before it started freezing? Make sure your hard drive is not completely full. Test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic just by typing it into search. I've read where it was recommended to turn off any IM service as it lowers security and slows down the system. As well, make sure you don't have a lot of things running at once, and make sure you don't have too many items running at startup. Windows defender > tools > startup programs (do this before installing new anti-virus protection, as that turns defender off. If u need to, temporarily turn defender back on just to list the startup programs), and see if too many programs are loading early and if you even want them to load at all. too many currently running and startup programs can slow down your system.

Check if you have a virus. If you don't have an anti-virus, recommend Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Check and make sure device manager does not list any non-updated drivers. If your computer cannot handle some aspects of vista like its theme, high display settings, and windows features that take up a lot of resources, turn as much as you can off so that they do not slow yo... Read more

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Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd
GTX1070

Thanks in advance :)

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Hello,
I'm hoping for a bit of help and advice on this issue before I go taking anything apart or delving into the insides of my laptop or taking it to a repair shop.
When I turn the laptop on I get the Acer screen and then the top left quarter of the screen goes black and the whole thing freezes (see the attachment). However when I plug the laptop into my TV screen via HDMI it's absolutely fine and starts up no problem. Even when I take the cable out once it has started up it works fine on just the laptop screen but it's something about the start-up that makes it freeze. I also shut it down, unplugged the HDMI and started it up again on just the laptop and it worked fine again so really confused about what is going on.
Has anyone come across something like this before? I've attached my computer specs below too.
Thanks
 

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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This only applies to the USB ports on the rear of my computer as far as I'm aware.

When you plug USB devices into the computer windows sometimes completely freezes and then the screen goes black and the computer restarts itself and makes 2 long beeping noises.

Either this or sometimes blue screens.

Why?!

Is it possible that it's a software problem within windows or is it hardware?

I used to have XP installed on this same machine and there was absolutely no problems like this......
 

A:Windows 7 freezing/blues screens and motherboard beeps with USB devices?

Did you run the Window 7 Upgrade Advisor before you went from XP to Windows 7?

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Most Vista PC's can be upgraded easily to Windows 7. This is not so with XP. Video and memory are details you must pay attention to. For Windows 7 2GB system memory minimum and a Window 7 certified video card is needed. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will tell you what you need. Did you perform a clean Windows 7 install on this PC?
 

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This only applies to the USB ports on the rear of my computer as far as I'm aware.

When you plug USB devices into the computer windows sometimes completely freezes and then the screen goes black and the computer restarts itself and makes 2 long beeping noises.

Either this or sometimes blue screens.

Why?!

Is it possible that it's a software problem within windows or is it hardware?

I used to have XP installed on this same machine and there was absolutely no problems like this......
 

A:Windows 7 freezing/blues screens and motherboard beeps with USB devices?

Sounds like you need either to a) update the BIOS or b) update your motherboard chipset drivers.
 

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I recently replaced new componets above to try to fix a failure to boot problem. After installing all of the above and replacing the old parts not mentioned (CD Drive, Floppy, NIC, HD), I run into a trouble with two symptoms.

1. When it reboots, the the power light turns on,the keyboard lights flashes, and the CD Rom flashes a few times at increment but it will not boot past that so I can't even get into BIOS. The monitor remains inactive

2. It gets into the boot phase listed above except you can hear the PC Speaker beeps once and the monitor turns on to display only the processor before freezing, my keyboard only responding to 1-5 keyboard strokes before it stops.

3. It boots fine but a minute or so, my keyboard fails to respond to commands.

I also checked the new hardware and see if they were inserted properly (had a wrist strap during installation and checking) and nothing seems wrong. At the moment I'm at my wits end of figuring what's wrong. I am open to suggestion what troubleshooting method should I try next. Thanks in advance.

(currently stripping HD, CD Drive, and Floppy and trying to boot)

Listed components:
Motherboard: A-Bit SG-80 series Socket 775 533 Mhz FSB
Processor: Intel Celeron D 351 3.2 Ghz 256 k Cache 533 Mhz FSB
Heat Sink:Thermaltake 775
Memory stick: 2 IPSG 256 MB PC32000 Dual DDR

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A:New Motherboard, Processor, Heat Sink, RAM stick. Freezing at POST

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51242.html
 

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About 3 weeks ago, everything was working fine. Then all of a sudden IE 11 started to freeze and would not function properly. I reset IE 11, thinking that might clear the problem but it did not. I had not installed any new hardware or software, but ran virus scans using Bitdefender Total Security 2015 as well as Malware Bytes Anti-Malware. I would appreciate help on getting my IE 11 and Windows 7 to function without issues. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 freezing, problems powering on/off; IE 11 freezing

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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So I was uninstalling some bloatware from my computer, and decided to also do a disc cleanup. After I ran said cleanup, I restarted my computer so that all the uninstalled products would run there course, and the cleanup would take full effect.

Doing this, I ended up having multiple freezes at the "Configuring Windows Updates" I had to keep turning off the computer, and trying all sorts of stuff. In safe mode, it kept trying to configure there as well, and it eventually went through to the "Cleaning up do not turn off menu" it hung, so I restarted into safe mode again, and I finally booted to safe mode.

Thinking everything was probably good, I tried restarting again normally, and now am continuing to get a frozen computer at the "Windows is starting" logo. I have tried system restore and start up repair and keep getting a variety of errors.

If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I plan on soon copy and pasting all my files to another computer and then moving them all back if I have to do a fresh install of Windows 7. Would like to avoid that however.
 

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Hi all,

This is my first post and I am so thankful I found this forum!
My laptop, in the past 2-3 days, has been freezing up. I have not downloaded anything in that timeframe.
At first it was when there was no activity for a while and the screen would just go black and I would have to manually restart the pc. Now, the freezing is more regular.and it freezes without going black but still I have to manually restart. I have F-Secure virus, updated, and during a full scan it freezes. I downloaded Malwarebytes and it also freezes in full scan.
I believe they are both freezing in the same spot: c:windows/winsxs/x86_security-malware-windows-defender...
I tried to target scan just that area and it freezes.

I did a quick scan with Malwarebytes and this is what it found:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1648
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
13/01/2009 8:01:49 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-13 (08-01-49).txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 48419
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 3 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CUR... Read more

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Ok my friend's computer is exhibiting the symptoms as I've described in the title.

Basically it's freezing whenever you seem to be doing anything thats a little bit more system intensive than just sitting idle. Opening webpages, viewing video in full screen etc.

You restart it and it's like frozen with just the blue desktop and an egg timer on the screen.

I think this is obviously a heat issue because if you leave it a while after it's frozen and then start it up it's back to normal.

Thing is I've only jsut been able to start taking a look at it and he's been using it all the while and I think it's at a point now where some damage has been done as he says it's basically unusable now (after telling him to leave it well alone until I can look at it)

CPU is overheating...?

Graphics wouldn't cause this much of a hoo haa would it? He does have a spare card that I can fit to see if it helps....

I'm getting some compressed air in the post soon so I'll give everything a blast (seemed to help before) but do you think it's worth taking the heatsink and fan off and reapplying thermal paste etc?

Am I totally off base here? - is it possibly nothing to do with heat?

Thanks in advance guys!
 

A:Freezing when doing anything and then freezing on startup when reset getting worse..

It does sound like a heat issue and a malfunctioning/overheating graphics card can certainly cause these issues.

Are the issues still occuring?
 

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I could use some creative customer service here. My M3800 shipped with the known power-on motherboard defect. It was replaced at no charge, which was very nice. However, the replacement (2nd motherboard!) is now having the same intermittent dead / no power problem.
To get the computer running, I have to remove the case (12 screws) and un-plug the internal battery to 're-set' the electrical fault. After I put it back together, the computer starts normally. This is not very convenient, especially when meeting with new clients.
The problem is that I am being told I am outside the 3-month repair warranty. I think this stinks! It's a known issue and I would like someone at Dell to step up make my expensive computer work normally all of he time.
Yes, I have run every diagnostic known to man and the internet.

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So I've recently bought a gaming package which had pre picked pc products to be built for me, as I do not know much about computers. This came with windows 8.1 pre installed.

After having the pc for about a week it asked me if i wanted to upgrade to windows 10 for free, which i proceeded to do with no issues and it ran fine.

However, I went to shut my pc down and it only gave me the option to shut down and update, which was fine by me. It updated and the next two days my pc froze while i was on it, forcing me to turn it off via the power. But after it did that it would just turn on normally.

Now it has gotten to the stage where it freezes whenever it tries to start up windows and won't even boot up properly. It gets past the asus screen and begins loading windows and freezes. The longer i leave my computer the longer it gives me before it freezes once i turn it on. Every second boot failure it attempts to repair itself but even freezes when doing that. I know its the issue with windows as i can enter the bios settings when the asus logo comes up and I can edit the computer settings from there, just not the operating system. I've tried to boot via the installation disk but it even freezes then, which i think it may be because I have windows 10 and its a windows 8.1 disk, not sure. I've gotten to the stage in the repair where it has given me troubleshoot options but i need to be fast to click the right options. I think i saw an option to revert to an older version but ins... Read more

A:Windows 10 Freezing and now even freezing on boot up.

Ok try going to your command prompt (Admin) and type this command in and see what it reports to you.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Press enter after putting this command in....

Also Welcome to Windows 10 Forum!!

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During the last few days..maybe a little longer, my computer has been sluggish or just plain slow! I'm having a problem with programs and IE or Firefox freezing as well. AVG was run in safe mode and there wasn't much there. Plus it didn't help the problem any. I recently reformatted and reinstalled XP on this system due to a bad virus. None of the anti-virus programs I ran afterward found any problems. Now tho, I can't run TrendMicro Housecall online. It gets to the point of saying it's opening the program and it just runs and runs with no progress. CWShredder found nothing during it's scan. As far as I can guess, it's either a virus somewhere that I havent found or some program hogging serious resources. I'd appreciate any help!

A:Serious lagging..Programs freezing, IE freezing

Lets take a look Welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'S... Read more

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Hello , when ever i play .wmv files (video) or play flas games on yahoo.com my computer just freezes ,and i am forced to do a hard boot . I have tried many diffrent sound cards and video cards , and I have reinstalled windows four times now and still have the same error .. Somebody said I should do a hijack this log , well here it is hope it helps ..
Thanks for your time Bud

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:46:01 PM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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.micro... Read more

A:computer freezing

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Okay this is long and drawn out.

First of all I run AMD Athlon 1700+ 1.48ghz, 512MB of RAM 60g and 120g hard drive. I have a RADEON 9550 graphics card - new addition to the computer.

OKay so now my computer is sporadically freezing. I'm not talking anything you can Ctrl alt delete. I mean I have to restart it every time! I am pretty computer savvy, I've gone through drivers, etc. It's not overheating. Checked everything. This computer is a clean slate basically.

So everytime I visit a page with streaming audio/video. It locks up. Or just whenever it feels like. But Definitely with streaming anything.

Im so frustrated I've put about 12 hours into this. Help.

A:My computer is freezing. Help!

okay so i removed the new usb 2.0 card and she is working good!

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

A:computer keeps freezing up

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I purchased a HP Pavilion Elite e9180t PC about four weeks ago and it freezes up quite often. About every 2-3 days it would freeze up. I understand that computers are bound to freeze from time to time, but it is happening way too often, especially for a new PC. I would not necessarily be using a lot of programs when it occurs. 90% of the time, I would just be browsing on some website or reading something then the mouse would just stop moving. What should I do?

A:Computer freezing every other day

take it back and tell them to give you one that works

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Hello
I am using win 7 sp1. From the past 2 days i am facing issues with my computer. It freezes up in normal mode but works fine in safe mode. I havent downloaded anything new on my system. I have tried scan using hitman pro and malwarebytes nothing found. Ran sfc/scannow which was fine. Processor is not heating up as Temp is around 42 Max. Did a system restore but it still froze after that. Uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers from device manager. I dont have a external video card its onboard. I have 2 sticks of 4gb ram installed even went ahead and reseated the ram and even tried one ram at a time but it still freezes in normal mode. I had two audio devices dfx enhancer and via high def audio. I removed dfx but still it freezes. I know there is some services which is maybe doing this i have already cleared my startup except kaspersky. Can anyone help me.

Regards
 

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I have windows xp and my computer freezes every now and then. I can't do nothing, the only way is to reset or turn off and back on. I have noticed sometimes when its coming back on that the harddrive is not recognized. I have noticed now that when it freezes up i just tap the tower and it returns to normal. Can someone tell me the problem. I have checked where the ribbon plugs in and everything seems to be snug. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hello,

My mom contacted me yesterday about a strange thing her computer is doing. It is freezing up. The appearance is that it is in sleep mode, but won't wake up. From what I can tell, sleep mode isn't turned on. I ran a virus scan with no major bugs found (just adware stuff).

I am attaching the system logs and an error dump from last night. Is this an error with hardware dying or a software prob?

She is running XP SP3 with a 2.4GHz Celeron (YUCK!) and 248 Megs of Ram.

Thanks in advance!

(ps. I have her set up to allow me to remote in from my house.)

A:Mom's Computer Freezing (XP SP3)

maybe her cpu cooler needs cleaning causing overheating or perhaps her Power supply is on the blink. run memtest to make sure her ram is not bad too post back with findings and fresults

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