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Q: Computer Freezing

Alright I had a post in Game problems but now the problem has extended to Everything. When i am using my computer one of my hard drives makes a click sound... then the computer freezes then after about 5 seconds it works then in about 10secs- 2 mins later it clicks again and does the same thing? anyone got an idea?

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A: Computer Freezing

It's quite possible that your hard disk is failing and the pauses are caused by it retrying many times to read faulty sectors. If possible get low level diagnostic utils from the drive manufacturer and test the disk. Check the Windows Event Viewer for any events related to disk problems that might be logged. Check in your BIOS if hard disk SMART reporting is enabled and, if so, if there are any SMART events logged. If the disk is failing and you want to continue with your existing setup then you could always get a new disk the same size or larger than the existing one and use something like CloneMaxx (free) to clone the disk contents. If necessary, after cloning you can use some form of non destructive repartitioning/partition resizing to access additional diskspace that may be available. I have used CloneMaxx in the past to clone a badly failing server hard disk and while it too ages (due to many retries on many sectors on the failing disk) it eventually worked and I was able to put the new disk into the server and things worked as if nothing had happened!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.


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

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

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

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

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

it is vista. compaq presario C700

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

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


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

Be sure to read


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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer Freezing; Slowing Down. But mostly freezing. I have my HiJackThis! Log File.

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

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

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

Disk Cleanup:


Defrag your HD:


Run chkdsk:

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

Remove unnecessary startups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well replace the power supply then...

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

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

does this mean that my memory sticks are bad?

A:freezing computer.(memtest freezing aswell)

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

And I do not think that I have a Boot CD

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

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Had the day from hell with my computer, antivirus stopped working and my computer got infected. On safe mode with networking, I ran malwarebyte a couple times, cleaned most all of it out. When rebooting to windows, computer became super slow, like 5 minutes to open a window, etc. I had to force reboot a few times. But then I started getting a screen that demanded a reboot disk. Only one I have is. a windows vista disc. I had windows 7. It won't let me even get that blue startup screen where I can push f keys.
Can anyone give me some advice, or do I need to just get a new hard drive.

A:computer infected , cleaned, bsod, freezing, now computer wants boot disk

The problem isn't the hard drive, it's that you are still infected.
I'm going to ask a moderator to move this thread into Am I Infected so that you can work with one of the expert volunteers there to get your system cleaned correctly.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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first off, here are my specsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5200M2N-e Asus motherboard2 gigs (1gig x2) Corsair dual channel ramNvidia Geforce 7900 GS 256mb PCI-EWhen I first built my computer and loaded windows, it worked super fast. Now, its slower then my older computer, which I thought was impossible. I mean...This is pathetic. I unistalled AVG cause there was a process running that is supposed to be a Trojan, and a program said AVG was running it. So, I deleted it, was prompted to restart, so I did. It took literally 10 minutes to shut down and restart. At worst, my old computer took 5 minutes. (P4 2.8, 1.5 gigs ram, ATI Radeon 9800). So, how do I fix this? I have a theory its Microsoft forcing people to upgrade by putting out crappy updates. I mean, for my card, the newest driver is dated the beginning of last year...They come out with a new one but its Vista only. Woo...idiots. So basically it started about 3 days ago, aprox. 4 days after this computer was built. I was playing Battlefield 1942, it froze. I tried 5 times, it froze in different spots at different times. I reinstalled. Same thing. Oblivion goes for about 30 minutes then crashes to the desktop. I then hit the window to maximize again, and it freezes. This has happened everytime as well. I also did older games, same thing, but done differently. Battlefield was the only one that froze the entire computer to where i had to manually shut it off.Then today I randomly check my processes, and theres 2 runn... Read more

A:I Need Help...slow Computer, Freezing Games, On A Fast Computer...(possible Trojan)

The first thing which strikes me is that you have 2 anti-virus applications on your computer ( Zone Alarm security suite and AVG Free) Having two anti virus applications running on your PC can give conflicts so I suggest you uninstall one.For the antispyware applications do you have all real time protection enabled?..I first would try Microsoft online test and see what comes up. The freezing can also indicate faulty memory, there for run a Memtest to rule that out.

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Recently(about 2 weeks ago), my computer started freezing. It happened 5 times already(one of them occurred as I was typing this post). I wasn't doing anything in particular, just using Firefox to browser the web.

3 of the freezings occurred while I was just browsing, 2 occurred while my computer was starting up. No sites in general either, out of the 3 times I froze, I was on different sites each time(all of them are "known safe ones" too like ign.com, wikipedia, etc).

After the latest freeze(during browsing), I restarted my computer only for my computer to freeze again after 3 seconds(screen stayed the same, it happened right after it showed me my memory test). Then I restarted my computer again and it froze before anything showed up(monitor did not detect anything so the monitor did not show anything).
Here's what I have done so far:

1. I used memtest86 and done 3 full tests, no errors on any tests.

2. Did anti-virus and anti-spyware scan on my computer(I used: Avast, Spybot, Adaware).

3. Checked Windows Event Viewer(unfortunately it didn't log anything).

Here's the last things I did to my computer before I noticed the freezings:
1. I downloaded and installed Secunia PSI.

2. I downloaded and installed the latest version of WinRAR and Quicktime player(recommendations from Secunia).

3. I also installed various security patches from microsoft update.

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

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

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended fo... Read more

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Ok this is my first time on this site and i have little understanding of the computer but let me try to explain the problem as well as i can.

Ok most of my games are freezing up during gameplay such as Everquest freezes up for no reason or same for Guild Wars. I think its something wrong with my computer (but no sure the problem) or it might be something wrong with the graphic card. I can telll the difference between lag of a game and the game just freezing up for no apparent reason.

If you need me to say what kind of computer i have or what graphic card i currently have, please say so.

If there is a program that i need to download to help fix this problem, i trust you guys seeing as you know more than i do.

Can you guys please help me out?

A:Computer Games freezing up (think its a computer problem)

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Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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My computer keeps freezing up, I have windows xp with service pack 2. I have 256MB of ram and a 1.33ghz processor. I have no clue what is wrong with my computer. Every time i turn it on it freezes up after about 10 to 15 of it being on. I have to restart it manually every time. There is no thing in particular that I run when it freezes up. It freezes up when I am in the middle of playing a game or if I am just writing an email and sometimes it freezes up before it evens boots all the way. What could be causing this problem? Should i get more ram?

A:Help my computer keeps freezing

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somebody pliz help me..

my compaq laptop keep freezing several times. i dont know the real factor of it. but it started freezings when i installed another antivirus(AVG). i tried to uninstall it but it freeze when uninstalling.tne current antivirus is norton..what the solution could be done??

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help....

A:Freezing computer

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

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Okay, so my computer has been sort of freezing every time I try and start it up normally. Everything will load, but right once I try to open a program or click on the start menu, that thing will freeze. I'm still able to move around my mouse, but everything else is just frozen where it is. It works fine in safemode, and I've checked for spyware and viruses, and it's neither of the cases.

I recently installed Office 2007, and I think that may be the case, but, alas, it won't let me uninstall it in safemode.

If anyone could help me it would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

go into msconfig/startup
untick all
reboot normally
if it boots ok,retick the boxes one at a time rebooting until it fails again
to isolate the problem

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My Computer keeps freezing on start up. It will sometimes say loading your personal settings, and then never load. Then other times it will not even say "Loading your personal settings". I am running windows XP home edition.

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I have a Windows XP Media Center Edition computer, I'm on SP3
I have had this problem for a long time. Don't know what's causing it. My computer temperature is fine.

My computer freezes usually more than once a day. Often it's while the computer has been left idle or when I am watching videos/listening to music, but not always. I thought it was a video card problem, but not so sure, since the computer almost NEVER freezes while I am playing graphics intense games such as Halo.

When it freezes, (if I'm listening to something) the sound goes all LOUD and techo sounding...like short repeating loops/skipping, until I hard crash it. I NEVER get BSOD's. I wish I did, at least I'd get more info. It just freezes, and I have to hard crash.

In Event Viewer under Application I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004) "Unable to open the Server service. Server performance data will not be returned. Error code returned is in data DWORD 0."

I also get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, fault address 0x00009eda."

Also after every freeze, I notice that in Event viewer there is a log under 'System' for AVGINFLT (ID 17) "AVGNTFLT successfully loaded"
This is NOT an error, just something I've noticed shows up every time. (part of Avira Antivirus)

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A:Computer Freezing...

<<...get alot of Application errors (ID 1000) "Faulting application wlcomm.exe, version 14.0.8064.206,...>>http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/wlcomm.exe.htmlhttp://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tas...php?File=wlcomm<<I get many MANY errors for Perfnet (ID 2004)...>>http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid...Net&phase=1How much RAM installed? How much free space on C: partition?Louis<<This is what I get for buying E-Machines...>>Not sure that eMachines can be held responsible for...a system that's way past the warranty...or situations induced by the user (O/S errors/situations).System model?

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I have a Desktop computer, which is about 3 years old. It was custom made, with an ASUS Motherboard Model# P5VDC-Mx V2, 2 GBs. of RAM, 250 GB HDD, Nvidia 6200 Graphics Card.
The problem is, that I kept formatting and re-installing my O.S. with the O.S. CD, because of some mistakes that I had made earleir. Then, my computer kept freezing up on me. So, a friend of mine, who has his own computer shop, advised me, to use a specific software, to format or wipe the HDD clean, for a fresh install. Which I did, using Dulik's? Nuke & Boot. After my HDD was wiped, I re-installed XP Pro again, hoping that this would solve the problem of it freezing up. Well, after I installed XP Pro and the appropriate drives, it still freezes up! Usually when my screen saver is running, which is the Windows screen saver on file.
I have Avast A.V. installed, as well as Super-AntiSpyware Pro., Malware's Anti-Malware, Windows Malicious Software Remover to boot! I even used 2 types of one-time, on-line A.V. scanners, to scan for viruses. But, nothing. I even scanned my HDD for errors, defragged my HDD and scanned for registry errors. But, it still freezes up! If anyone has a suggestion, by all means, please advise! Thank you!

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I have a Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit system. In April I was having trouble with a BSOD and we installed a new motherboard and power supply. The mother board was "ASROCK Z77 Extreme". Formatted, reinstalled Windows. Now I am having problems again. When the system is left inactive for maybe 1/2 hr, it freezes up. I have to press the power button to turn it off. The event viewer reveals that a "kernel power 41" critical event has occurred. A screen shot is enclosed.

I was advised that the CD rom had stopped working and I should disconnect it. This did not solve the problem.

I experimented with the sleep settings, set the Hard Drive to turn off in "300 minutes" while sleep setting were set to 5 minutes. The system was not happy with this, and I ended up with a BSOD. I have camera shots of various fail screens if anyone is interested.

Seeing as we rebuilt practically the entire computer in April, I would prefer not to go thru this again 4 months later. If anyone has any ideas, I would be most grateful.

A:Computer is freezing up.

You might want to check this out. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Win xp 1.8 gig cable

Programs freezing with hour glass. No response. Can't download pics from camera. when I hit ctrl alt delete the task manager screen shows, but the computer won't shut off and re boot.
Used Ad aware and deleted 3 data miners, but still not working right.
shut off manually with button.
Any suggestions on trouble shooting.
Another program won't open and I will need to call their tec support.
Not having a good day.

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Hi, I was referred to this section from the HijackThis forum. Here is the thread and the procedures I completed:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/224848/my-hijackthis-log/As it says in the thread, my computer keeps freezing after a little bit. Sometimes it lasts for a while, while other times it freezes up after like 5-10 minutes. For example, I was in Word and everything was working perfectly fine until I clicked save--which is when the screen froze. I could still move my mouse around, but the thing was frozen and could not click anything else. I can try clicking ctrl-alt-delete,, and while the task manager shows in the taskbar next to the clock in the bottom right, it does not appear on the screen. Eventually I will not be able to move my mouse and will have to reboot my computer manually from the power button. I think it has something to do with the svchost.exe applications in my processes part of the task manager because i don't remember seeing those before. I use a Windows XP SP3. Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Computer keeps freezing

Well svchost.exe is an essential windows process; it is not uncommon to see multiple instances running at once. How long does your computer have to be on before it starts freezing? You need to figure out if this is a hardware or software problem, so I would check a few things: check if your computer is overheating and clean it out; check your hard drive by running a diagnostic tool on it (i know WD has one called data lifeguard); run Memtest to check for bad memory.

See if any of this helps.

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Computer been freezing and having to reboot alot using last known good configuration. scanned using ewido, and have avg and nothing is coming up. I don't understand what is wrong.
Attaching HJT log

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I have had this problem for a while now but now it is getting very bad with the computer freezing as much as like every hour sometimes.

A noticeable thing that happens when my computer freezes is the computer sounds like it is in under stress and is working hard at something.

I recorded the time of when the computer froze and went into Event Viewer to see if I can find anything at that time and I found a lot of stuff.

I have uploaded a .evtx file with the information that event viewer gave me on the time when the computer froze.

A:Computer Freezing A Lot

What was the time this happened?

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The problem is that, the computer boots-up normally and i can login. But after 10-20 seconds from logging in to windows it just freezes and I cant do anything except just power it down (Not shutting it down, but turning it off by holding the power buttion).

I have tested the RAMs using windows memory tool, and no errors showed. I have tested the HDD using seatools (the HDD is a Toshiba HDD) and there were 3 bad Sectors.

The computer works normally in Safe Mode.

I have Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 Installed on the Laptop and its working normally.

So, is there any way to fix this freezing problem without having to format the HDD and reinstall Windows>??

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Can you boot into safe mode?

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My new build freezes... Mostly during gaming...

Even though after I check System Information for Windows (SIW), it says that the hard drive and cpu temps are around 20, the video card is more around 45-55 celcius... Is this something that I should be worried about?

It's an 8800GTS (640mb), and I have the fans running at full speed, but even during simple games like UT (GOTY edition [from 1999]) or Civ IV, it freezes after about 3 minutes or so of gameplay...

Is there any way to fix this? And I don't quite understand why it's freezing... There's a slot open underneath the video card, so it has room to get air from, and I'm using a Cooler Master case, so it can get sufficient airflow... Should I take out the extra PCI slot-holder things that hold the spaces before there are cards in there? I'm a bit confused since it's all running soundly otherwise...

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my Pc i s slow, freeze then restarted.Could you please tell me what is the problem?Thank you for your answer in anticipation.

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I'm not sure what is going on with my computer but I ran HJT and this is my log file and my startup list: What should i get rid of?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:38:28 PM, on 11/15/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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A:My computer keeps freezing

ViewMgr.exe is an advertising program by Viewpoint. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
reboot in safemode and delete C:\Program Files\Viewpoint folder

I'm no expert,there may be more.I would get spybot search and destroy and adware run them as well.


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My PC is occasionally freezing,sometimes just for a few seconds after which I get a message about my display drivers failing but recovering (the PC then continues working fine) but other times it stays frozen.This is the one that`s really puzzling me.I have updated my driver software for the onboard graphics card on my motherboard so I don`t think it`s that.Here`s the strange thing.When it stays frozen the only thing I can do is turn the computer off and on again.When I turn it back on again it seems like the auto detect feature on the very first screen isn`t functioning as only half the usual text appears and it stays on this screen a lot longer than normal.However if I remove my memory,turn the computer on so that it beeps a couple of times,turn it back off,replace the memory and then turn it back on again it boots up fine! Any suggestions as to how to remedy this would be much appreciated.

A:Computer freezing

Do u have two sticks of RAM or just one, if you have 2 Try one then the other see if the problems persist. It could also be the motherbaords on board video has failed or even the motherboard itself. If you have a older card that is compatiable i'd recommend you try it out and see if it works. If none of these work try another hard drive if the have one laying around. However don't by any new parts, just test what you can first.

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My computer keeps freezing - especially when online and when in AOL. I copied this log file if someone can help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:48 PM, on 10/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1221786652\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Computer freezing

Run HijackThis again.

Select Do a system scan only.

Put a check mark behind the following entries:

O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {BEAC7DC8-E106-4C6A-931E-5A42E7362883} - C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gvtl.dll

O2 - BHO: PrimoAdsForYou - {D35DA2A5-1D09-03BB-FE6E-C569BE05CFA0} - C:\Program Files\PrimoAdsForYou\PrimoAdsForYou.dll (file missing)

Click Fix checked.
Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig.

Select the Startup tab.

Uncheck the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TRCMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TRCMan\TRCMan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221786652\ee\AOLSoftware.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBKe... Read more

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

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When I load my computer in safe mode its fine but as soon as I load up my computer it starts to freeze every second or so the sound jams to like when a computer crashes but every second, making it pause every second... It jams my mouse to and makes it like its slow motion and when i go to click something its very hard to see where the mouse is...

Usual if I restart the computer a few times it freezes a bit on logging in but then stops am not sure what is going on... Am assuming when it loads my settings something is making it freeze but am not sure...

I am going to run spyware search and destroy and Anti virus to see if out appears but I dont think this will reveal anything... then am going to do a defrag... but I also dont think this will work... If worst comes to worst I will back up my computer and try system restore, and if nothing format it...

I would rather though work out why its having this problem and fix it... Any ideas? and how can I fix it?

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My pc keeps freezing and i have to do hard shut downs to restart it and after checking the 3 times it has done it today i got the following reports can anyone shed some light on this for me :-

19/02/2011 15:29 Windows Error Reporting Fault bucket 1633480447, type 5&#x000d;&#x000a;Event Name: MSHTMLLAYOUTHARDASSERT&#x000d;&#x000a;Response: Not available&#x000d;&#x000a;Cab Id: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Problem signature:&#x000d;&#x000a;P1: iexplore.exe&#x000d;&#x000a;P2: 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)&#x000d;&#x000a;P3: mshtml.dll&#x000d;&#x000a;P4: 8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)&#x000d;&#x000a;P5: 0x0028864D&#x000d;&#x000a;P6: &#x000d;&#x000a;P7: &#x000d;&#x000a;P8: &#x000d;&#x000a;P9: &#x000d;&#x000a;P10: &#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Attached files:&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;These files may be available here:&#x000d;&#x000a;C:\Users\john\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\NonCritical_iexplore.exe_b1fe3d529dfa1b3013b1119c08cd0499f692_02316394&#x000d;&#x000a;&#x000d;&#x000a;Analysis symbol: &#x000d;&#x000a;Rechecking for solution: 0&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Id: 169e3ec0-3c3d-11e0-8dfa-00155838e200&#x000d;&#x000a;Report Status: 0
19/02/2011 15:30 Windows Error Reporting Fault bucket 1520550789, type 5&#x000d;&#x000a;Event Name: RAD... Read more

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my computer keeps freezing up and now i cant on at all without the screen just going black and wont come back no matter what i do

A:my computer xp keeps freezing up

do you get to safe mode? Press F8 at the bios screen.
If you can get to safe mode then i would suggest choosing "last known Configuration.
Now if you do all this and still you have no joy, then i would suspect the video card, re-seat that and post back your findings

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So this has happened a few times and and I am certain it is a problem with my hardware, Im just not sure what is causing it, I thought it was my CPU but it may be my cpu or gpu or hard drive, basically any of it. What happens is every few minutes or seconds ( it varies, It even varies how bad it happens on certain days ), My computer freezes and plays a loop sound of the last sound heard, so for example if you heard a gun shot you would hear that gunshot repeat like a hundred times a minute. at the same time it can go like 5 - 15 minutes without freezing and then freeze like twice within a minute. It varies how long this freeze lasts for sometimes it will be less than a second, and others it could last inbetween 5 seconds to 30 seconds, and sometimes but rarely it will just freeze my computer. I havent had this computer for a long time but have come across multiple viruses and other problems in the past. I should also say that I have had this problem a few times before and I find reinstalling windows or reformating fixes it. or it has so far maybe I was just lucky? Because of this I feel like it is my windows that is corrupting but at the same time this has happened a few times and I dont feel like my windows or corrupt that often, and if it does I feel like somehing of my hardware must be contributing to this problem. maybe a damaged Component, maybe even something damaging binded into my hard drive? On the Other hand I have had my motherboard the longest I have had it for a... Read more

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A couple of times a day my computer just freezes and i have to reboot. It can happen anytime so I'm not relating to any piece of software or anything particular I'm doing.

I checked event viewer and just before it crashes there is information srtsp followed by warning ftdisk followed by error service control manager

or some other combination like information srtsp followed by error service control manager.

Any help with this would be much appreciated as its a pain in the backside

A:Computer Freezing

how long has this been going on? have you cleaned your cpu heatsink and fan lately? if not blow it clean with a can of compressed air. most probable cause of the freezing is overheating. when it freezes up do you notice that the harddrive busy light is on indicating there is some harddrive activity?? if so ,,,could be a sign that some malware is running in the background that is tieing up your processor time. may even be indicating your harddrive is failing...

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I've noticed my computer started freezing during video game play. Let's say I was driving in gta4. As I drive forward I would get to an area that looked like the graphics settings were turned to low and things didn't look to be rendering. That's when I new a freeze was coming. Which it did. The music would continue playing after my car and everything else froze, but that to would end up freezing. sometimes my speakers would make a buzzing sound but only for a short period. Then the game would quickly snap back into play and load up everything that went on during the freeze. These freezes started out minor and would only happen during game play.. now when I load up my computer it will freeze/hangup during simple tasks.. this has become very frustrating for me as I have updated many drivers (even bios to the current FC version for my FX-4100).

Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4100 quad core 3.6GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 1gb, ddr3
PSU: 600watts
HDD: 1tb seagate 7200
Ram: 8gb ddr3
I uploaded a video to youtube which can be found at:

Any help is appreciated

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

A:Computer keeps freezing up!

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

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My computer keeps freezing when i try to watch any kinda video, any on the internet or videos on ma pc?? it freezes the program but sometimes in a rare occasion, playin videos work....

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My computer is freezing multiple times a day. That at a random move.
This is the log file i get:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-10-28T16:38:48.513619400Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>

I did a memtest and there where no errors.
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A:Computer is freezing.

Is your system just locking up or do you get a BSOD??

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