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Q: Computer randomly freezes completely

Hi so I have had this alienware computer for about 7 years now. My computer has been having these random freezes for the past few weeks where I would need to force restart the computer (can't task manager etc), (mouse won't move). After restarting the computer I will get 5 slightly fast beeps. After leaving it alone for a while and trying again the computer works like normal. However this problem is really annoying especially when gaming. I have no idea what I should do exactly. Since my computer is quite old I'm not sure whether I should buy a whole new computer or just replace parts (I bought a new hard drive about a year ago). I am also using Windows 10.

I really appreciate the help

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My computer has been completely freezing seemingly on random intervals. I noticed I had the win32/tenga virus a few days ago when the crashing began and hopefully removed it completely with avast, malwarebytes and spybot s&d.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16375 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1535 Mb
Hard Drives: (ssd) C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 15464 MB; (was external hdd, now internal) H: Total - 1764710 MB, Free - 219007 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, X58 SLI FTW3
Antivirus: None

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:04:35 PM, on 5/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Lycosa\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Lycosa\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RaidCall\raidcall.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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A:computer completely freezes randomly

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About a year ago my PC started locking up randomly and after some troubleshooting im still having the same problem and have no idea what to try next. When my PC freezes the monitor is just stuck on the "last frame/image" and any audio that was playing is instantly cut off. When I try to push caps lock during the hang, the light on my keyboard doesn't change. The HDD light on my tower will either stay on or off depending on its state when the hang occurred and the light on my USB network card will continue to flash as if it is still sending/receiving data. I never get a BSOD so I have to hold down the power button to manually reboot the PC. The hangs can happen anywhere from 5 times a day to once a week. After rebooting the PC I always have the same 3 events in event viewer(6008, 41, 1101), which are all logged at the time the PC reboots. Event 1101 says "Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0"Event 41 says "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."Event 6008 says "The previous system shutdown at 4:33:58 PM on ‎7/‎16/‎2015 was unexpected."The strange thing about event 6008 is that the time stamp for when my computer "shutdown" is always around 20 minutes before my computer actually froze. For example in the above Event Log it says my computer shutdown at 4:33:58 PM, but my PC didn't actually freeze until 4:50 PM.The troublesho... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes randomly. No BSOD or Dump files.

Hello there, sir.
Is your CPU overclocked?

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Help! I have an HP G62x (from Costco) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit that randomly freezes completely. Intel Core i3-370M + Intel HDGraphics, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive.
When I say completely I mean nothing works, it does not respond to anything.... mouse, touchpad, Escape key or Control/Alt/Delete, etc. I have to force a shutdown.
And when I say randomly, I mean it can be while working online, or simply at startup, or after just walking away from it and it's showing the desktop, or when the screensaver mode has kicked in, or when playing music... Who Knows! Not in any one situation.
It's into it's second year of the warranty and Costco tech support is asking me to do an OS reinstall but I'd like to avoid that. Costco's 'Concierge Tech Support' along with HP via conference calls, have run me through the 'Usual' time-killing basics of testing.... all with no clues to the problem. It seemed as if they were ready to do the Reinstall from the beginning... and still are. Seems there is now no other 'Step 2' with them aside from the Reinstall of the OS. To be honest, it kinda sounds like a pattern they follow with an old familiar problem. And apparently it will take several weeks for them to send it back and there's a probability that nothing really gets 'changed' or replaced if they can't find a problem. Of course, this just gets me closer to the end of my warranty period (I also have to leave t... Read more

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Hi all,For several months my PC has been frustratingly slow. However, I have dealt with it. Now however, when I click on "start" my PC will completely freeze, not allowing me to access anything. When closing programs, the desktop slowly scrolls back onto the screen instead of instantly appearing. I wish there was more details to share but there is none to my knowledge. I have recently ran spybot S&D and ran a virus scan but it has not helped. I have followed the instructions on the preparation post and here is the data in the DDS log. I am attaching the other log files as well. Thanks for your help in advance. I know you all do quality work as I have used this site in the past for a different PC.------------- DDS log file -----------------DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Whitney at 22:05:47.95 on Mon 12/14/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.109 [GMT -6:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

A:Computer slow at all times. Ocassionaly freezes. Clicking on start often freezes system completely.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Computer Specs
-Manufacturer, Cyberpower
-Windows 7 Home 64bit, Service Pack 1 (Legal copy)
-Gigabyte socket 1156 motherboard (unknown model)
-Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93ghz (water cooled by Corsair H50)
-EVGA Nvidia GTX 295 4gb
-8gb Kingston ram (specifications and speed unknown)
-800 watt Corsair power supply (I don't know the other specs but it's brand new and definitely meets the requirements for all of my components)
-4 case fans in push pull setup (all 120mm and 60cfm)

My Problem
I have 2 problems with my computer, both of which require me to hold the power button down for 5 seconds to hard reboot (and I wait 30 seconds before turning it back on because I heard that was good somewhere...). My computer either:

A) randomly loses signal to the monitor, resulting in the monitor going to sleep while my computer is still on. When this happens, audio from iTunes continues to play normally, but I cannot pause it or control the volume which I can usually do from my keyboard. This leads me to believe that I have absolutely no control over my computer when my computer loses signal with the monitor. This can happen at any time... when I'm playing a videogame, browsing the internet, or when the computer is locked and I'm not using it at all.

B) randomly freezes. This locks up the computer completely and I am unable to move my mouse or control anything. I don't know if audio continues to play because this hasn't occurred while I've been listening to something on iTun... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezes AND randomly loses signal (Hardware issue)

This is my motherboard
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0)
though I'm not sure if mine is rev 1.0 or rev 1.1

I'm hoping that the issue isn't the CPU, Graphics Card, or Hard Drive, as those would cost me the most trouble / money.

Could it be an issue with the BIOS? I don't really know what that is or how it works.

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So the type of crash I'm talking about is when I'm doing something on the computer (anything EXCEPT running a full-screen game, so far, at any rate, but I play those for hours at a time) and suddenly my mouse can't move, the screen does not change, and the only way to shut of my computer is by unplugging it/holding down the power button long enough for the cpu to cut the power to the modem. No other way works, as far as I know, and there is no way to 'unfreeze' it. At first I assumed it was just some very occasional thing, because it only happened as windows XP was loading up at the beginning, and that it was a hardware issue due to my computer being old. Of course, this might be the case, but I want to make absolutely sure if it is.

Summary: Computer crashing on startup or a random time after I get on (anywhere from 2 minutes to ~30 hours).

I read the 'before you post' guide and ran a DDS scan and am running a GMER scan, but since this part said not to post logs, just tell me if I should do anything with them. These have become more frequent over the past two weeks or so, to the point that it's seriously hampering my ability to do things on the computer. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.


A:Computer completely crashing randomly.

Crashes (BSOD), unexpected shutdowns, sudden freezing, random restarting, and booting problems could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and sometimes malware. Even legitimate programs like CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) can trigger crashes, various stop error messages and system hangs. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis. Troubleshooting for these kinds of issues can be arduous and time consuming. There are no shortcuts.When Windows XP detects a problem from which it cannot recover, it displays Stop Error Messages which contain specific information that can help diagnose and resolve the problem detected by the Windows kernel. An error message can be related to a broad number of problems such as driver conflicts, hardware issues, read/write errors, and software malfunctions and malware. In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error or crash occurs. You may not see the error code because the computer reboots too fast. An easier alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can ... Read more

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Myself, along with a couple of other people on this forum have been experiencing the exact same problem. I also found some other people on other virus help forums who have the same problem as well. This new ?virus? seems to be spreading, and no one seems to know what to do about it. It just started during the beginning of April.

The main problem is that my computer just keeps randomly freezing. It can happen every 10 - 15 minutes or even up to an hour. The computer just freezes and you can?t do anything except for seeing your mouse move around. Ctrl alt delete does nothing at all either. It just locks up and you are forced to manually turn off the computer and restart it. It is extremely frustrating. It all started during the beginning of April where my computer restarted on its own, then it just started freezing up.

I ran several anti virus programs, spy ware removal programs, and an AVG scan and could find nothing of any relevance. I even had a technician come to my house and he couldn?t find anything. He thinks that it?s the memory or ram, but I highly doubt that, my laptop is only like 2 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a new virus I believe and it is driving me insane, thank you!

I have ran a Malware Antimalware Bites scan, AVG, Ad Aware, Spybot, and SUPERAntiSpyware scans, all found nothing.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:31:35 PM, on 4/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (Win... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing randomly, Freezes randomly and forced to restart

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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Hi there people, don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this thread. But since i've got no idea what the hell is happening, i figured this should do it. My computer completely stops! It freezes and nothing works. My mouse don't work i can't even turn my NUM LOCK on/off. Also i hear a strange noise (not in the cpu, but in my headphones) after that happens. The only thing i can do is turn off my computer. But one thing i've noticed is that after this happens, when i try to turn my pc on again, it doesn't make that *bip* from the boot. So i have to turn it off and on again, and when it boots for the first time, after this event, it freezes again while booting... So i turn it off/on again, and it works ok. At least for a while Please guys, i need help! My specs are: Asus P8H61, I5-2300, Radeon HD 5670, 2x4gb Kingstom. Sorry for bad english

A:Computer COMPLETELY freezes!


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Ok, I didn't see anything that matched my problems, so I'm posting it here.

First off

WinXP Home
HP Pavilion XL753 (old, I know)
1 Gig Ram

My computer will freeze for a full minute to two minutes, and then free up for about 5 seconds, and then freeze again. I lose all interenet connection and most programs I run crash.

Here is my HiJackThis log..any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:44:17 PM, on 7/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\FSCBoss\FSCBoss.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
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A:Computer completely freezes

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Sometimes, out of the blue while playing a game, my computer decides to completly freeze on me. My music stops playing, everything is froze, even my mouse won't move. I have a fairly new computer, about 6 months old, and wondering why it would be doing this. The only game it seems to do it in is flash based, so I was thinking that might be the problem.

Could the problem be that I got a different kind of RAM then what came with the computer? It's an Alienware computer, so if there is a problem in the hardware side I would hope this could be the only thing wrong with it.

So, what other info do you guys need to see, I am completly stumped as to how to fix this problem.

A:Computer Freezes Completely


You reallly need to list your specs including motherboard, cpu, video card, brand name and wattage of your power supply, drives....etc. etc. etc....you get the picture.

In the meantime, I would suggest that you monitor and list your temps for at-rest and under-stress usage. Another crucial area is that you need to check your voltages for this computer. Most modern day motherboards (since we don't know what you have, can't tell) have a program that will tell these readings. However, if yours does not, here are a couple of free programs that will help.

Sandra Lite Utility



Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free




This information should help us to pinpoint possible causes of your problem.

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My pc keeps freezing after the start up, even in safe mode it freezes which leads me to believe that the problem is hardware related ?!

I have changed my memory ram sticks, I have re installed windows 7, i have checked all fans ( they all seem to work), and the computer just freezes, nothing works, not even the task manager, or the light on caps lock. Although when it freezes I notice a difference in the noise that the computer makes.


AMD Athlon II X2 250 processor - 3.0 Ghz
4 Gb ram
Ati radeon HD 5400 series

And I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Computer completely freezes, need help.

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hello all!

my computer has recently started randomly freezing, when it started i system restored but the problem continues. when its happened ive been on youtube a few times, just generally using my pc and it's just done it at windows sign on screen whilst i was still signed on ( you know windows key + l "switch user" )

when it freezes, i cannot access ctrl alt delete or do anything. sound stops also

q6600 @ 3.0ghz
4gb corsair xms2 ram
samsung spinpoint F1 1tb
abit ip35 pro xe
soundblaster xfi
corsair tx650w

also can anyone recommend a good program to check my temps with? i am pretty sure they're ok but ill check anyway

cheers guys

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Whenever i log in to my user shortly after i click a program shortcut or open the start menu the system freezes. my cursor still moves, i don't get the blue screen, i have no viruses, i can't open the task manager, i have to turn off the computer manually, and it still works in safe mode. I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp home service pack 3 any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello all I really need some help im sure I have some sort of virus here is my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:47:30 PM, on 1/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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

A:Please help computer completely slow and freezes

Please any help is greatly appreciated

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Hello, I have some sort of virus, that starts to freeze up my computer, it won't allow me to start any anti virus program, and my internet freezes up a few minutes after I reboot.I am currently running in safe mode, still can't load Norton anti virus.Can someone please instruct me what to do? Also, after I fix the problem, what are the best anti virus, malware, adware, and spyware programs to install?Here is my Hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:14:06 PM, on 8/17/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesLavasoftAd-AwareAAWService.exeC:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exeC:Program FilesTrend MicroHijackThisHijackThis.exeR0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://google.com/O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: XML module - {500BCA15-57A7-4eaf-8143-8C619470B13D} - C:WINDOWSsystem32msxml71.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindo... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes up after 10min

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3Important!You should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an Malware Removal Expert, not for private use.Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Make sure that you save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

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Hi everyone,

I ran ADW about a week ago, and it was not-responding and froze my computer. I ran 2 different times today, and it was also not-responding and again completely froze my computer when cleaning. I had to hard boot, because I had no choice.
1.Does anybody else experience this trouble with ADW, or just me??

2. Is there other source, not bleeping computer, to download it from, or it would not make any difference???

My Norton says ADW is safe for downloading. But it's unusable at this point.

Thanks for your help in advance, guys.

A:ADWCleaner completely freezes my computer

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I know similar problems have been reported on this forum and all over the web, but still I would like to share my experience and hear others' opinions about it, as in this case, maybe the problem starts from the NIC.


MB: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 3.60 GHz
RAM: 8 GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz
GRAPHICS: ATI Radeon 4850 HD
HD: 2 TB
NIC: (Integrated) Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

The problem:

Computer becomes completely unresponsive; no BSOD, no error dialogs nor any sign of computer being informed about it's own unresponsiveness, it simply won't do anything and won't obey to any keyboard command. The only option is hard reset, after which everything works fine before next freeze.

Time between log-on and freeze varies.

I don't know how to describe the problem more clearly, please ask if anything is unclear.

The story:

I built this computer about a month ago. Very soon, I started to come up to abovely described problem 2 or 3 times a day.

At first I assumed it had something to do with watching videos online with Google Chrome as several times the crash coincided with youtube or similar websites running on one of the tabs. I also uninstalled Internet Download Manager as some would complain it was crashing their browsers (but obviusly that's a different problem and has something to do with its broswer integration feature, which I had disabled anyway).

Later I was convinced (by this thread: http:/... Read more

A:Computer freezes completely when using uTorent, IDM etc.

Well thats a looooong story

In short it would really help if you could use this tool to post all the files here..

We will have a look

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Please help with this problem. The computer randomly freezes and has to be turned off. I have run the trendmicro online virus scan, adaware, spybot and microsoft's antispyware program and cleaned up what I could. Here is the hijack this log.
(also curious to know your thoughts on microsoft's antispyware program)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:23:55 AM, on 1/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 S... Read more

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Hi im currently using a HP computer running vista.
When i hit the on button for my computer it turns on although absolutely nothing loads up.
The "Loading Light" doesn't flicker or anything.
The monior that im using is definetely not the problem as i've plugged it into a laptop and works perfectly fine.

I have tried turning i on/off multiple times and also unplugging etc etc. I have no clue what is wrong, could someone please help me.

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Okay well, to put it shortly, I'm not too sure what to do with this issue I have. I recently upgraded both my motherboard to an Asus M5a99FX PRO R2.0 and my CPU to an AMD FX 8350 and I've been experiencing some complete freezes playing games like Battlefield 4, Shadow Warrior and Skyrim. In my old build (with a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3L and a Phenom II x4 955BE) the same games would perform okay and I never really experienced any crashes or freezes.

The problem now is that at what are apparently random intervals no longer than 15 minutes during gaming my cpmputer will completely freeze, audio stops, I cannot open the task manager and I even tried toggling Caps Lock and the LED on my keyboard wouldn't toggle. I would leave it stuck there for a couple of minute but nothing would happen, forcing me to hard reset the system.

I can use the computer for regular browsing and video streaming (I think I can alsop play some older games without freezing) without freezes too, which is kind of odd.

My PC specs would be:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitMobo: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0CPU: AMD FX-8350 (not overclocked)GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti GC 3GB (not overclocked either)Memory: 2 modules of some 4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 (2TB)
So far what I've done to try to find a solution to the freezing is rolling back video drivers, then installing the most recent ones again, upgrading to the most recent version of the BIOS for my mobo and my chipset drivers,... Read more

A:Computer completely freezes when gaming

Check Asus for updated motherboard driver's and uefi updates. Also, after that check for video card driver updates and game updates. Also, you may need to manually enter your correct ram timings in the uefi. Here's the download link for your mobo for 8.1 drivers, software and uefi : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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My computer keeps freezing at random times. This freeze lasts until I reboot my computer. I've reinstalled all my drivers, except my motherboard or BIOS as I couldn't find them (here). This freezing has been happening for a good month and a half. Actually, ever since I've installed multiple new parts. The new parts I installed were a new FX-6300, motherboard, 8GB DRR3 RAM. My graphics card is a old HD 4000 series. I had a 600w power supply, but it blew so now I'm using a 450w power supply until I have the money to order a new one.

I was thinking it was the power supply causing the freezes because it might not have enough power to handle my computer. People also have suggested it being the RAM or the Hard Drive. Others have suggested it being Windows or the drivers. I don't think it's the drivers (I wish it was). I am going to reinstall Windows and hopefully that will fix it. I can't do that right now though because I do not have a USB or disc to do so. I'm completely lost on this.

When I say my computer 'randomly' freezes though, I want to emphasize the word randomly. Sometimes I'll have a video game open, Adobe Illustrator open, a Twitch stream running, with VLC media player playing music and a couple browser tabs open, while talking in RaidCall and it'll be fine for hours on end. Then the next time it freezes, I'll reboot and right after I hit my desktop, it'll freeze a couple seconds after that. Sometimes it'll do this for 5 times under a hour, maybe even h... Read more

A:Computer completely locks up (freezes)

This is a Custom-built system then. Sounds like your Power Supply is undersized for a custom-build Six-Core in my opinion. What Brand and Model is your Supply? Also, what Make/Model is your hard drive. That's the most common cause of freezing. Download Seatools or Datalifeguard from my signature and test. Also, download and Run Memtest. Corsair RAM is good; make sure to run it for at least 24 hrs. continously with no external usb devices other than usb keyboard or mouse plugged into computer.

You're troubleshooting leaves a little room to improve--so post back your results of those tests and we'll advise you further. This problem is more endemic of OEM (brand-name) built desktops and laptops after they get to be about 3 yrs. old or more.


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Hello, I am having problems with my computer where it will freeze and not respond to anything I do short of a hard restart.
Everything is frozen, my mouse won't move, no buttons work either. Everything just stops.
It happens in a variety of situations: -While playing video games
-While running AdAware or Ewido security scans
-While mixing down the music I write in nuendo

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Computer completely freezes in certain situations

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Hi guys,

I'm having trouble with my PC. Sometimes the monitor doesn't receive a signal. When it does come on it freezes completely or i get the infamous blue screen of death.

Have attached my ZIP folder after the scan, any idea what i need to do to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance.


A:BSOD Crash. Computer completely freezes.

Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.


If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. Also upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the Sy... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6350 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8092 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 952889 MB, Free - 421403 MB; D: Total - 228933 MB, Free - 228810 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 LE R2.0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

My computer freezes at completely random times even when i am not currently using it. Even when the monitors have gone to sleep it will sometimes freeze and they will not wake back up. I can not do anything at all when it freezes except hold the power button until it turns off. I can not find anything that could be triggering this and am wondering if somebody knows a way to find out why it is doing this.

A:Computer freezes at completely random times.

It could be a number of things however I would suggest looking at the hardware first and see what we find

Run Memtest to check if there is anything wrong with any of the ram sticks

download either the ISO and burn to dvd
download the USB and install to usb
or the exe and install on the machine

Download a hard drive utility from the Hard drive manufacturer and check your disks

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Hello... I'm pretty sure my computer has gotten a hold of something pretty toxic as it has been freezing uncontrollably for the last few weeks. Not to sound too dramatic, but it's looking pretty hopeless. I was on the internet one day and all of a sudden everything froze. I couldn't move the mouse, ctrl alt del did not work and basically I ended up having to push the shutdown button. Ever since then, every time I start my computer it instantly freezes. I can now only access my computer in safe mode.So far, I have tried to run avast, spybot, and ccleaner, all which end up freezing before the scan/cleaning is done.Browsing forums, it was suggested I try hijackthis and post it on here. So...if anyone can help me sort all this out it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,MichelleLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:05:01 PM, on 5/12/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exeR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAss... Read more

A:Computer freezes completely! Please help analyze my HijackThis log!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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My friend gave me his computer claiming it just "randomly froze not allowing him to do anything". I left it on for a couple days surfed the net and used some applications... nothing. He later told me it usually happened when he was viewing myspace. So i started randomly opening myspace pages. Sure enough, when i open some random myspace pages, his computer will completely freezes. I am unable to move the mouse or use the keyboard. I've tried waiting hours and days for it to unfreeze but it won't. The only thing that works is a hard reset by holding the power button down for a good 5 seconds and then turning it back on. Also, this may be important. Whenever the computer completely freezes up, the lights on my USB drive and USB mouse go out. If i try to plug in any new USB device, it doesn't light up, seemingly not receiving power but the computer is still on.

At first I thought it was just a browser issue. Probably a firefox bug or something it seemed. However, i also eventually got this to happen in IE as well.

I've eliminated the following as the source of the problem:
Specific browser (it does it in firefox and ie)

I've uninstalled completely everyone of those and the problem still occurs in both firefox and IE. Also, nothing is ever logged in event viewer when this happens. It just completely freezes up, i'm unable to do anything and when i reboot, event viewer has nothing for me. Doesn'... Read more

A:Computer Completely Freezes When Viewing Myspace



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Ive been struggling with this for a while now and was unable to find any solution.
The problem is such:
One day out of no where my logitech camera software started freezing my computer. This means i couldnt do absolutely anything but restart. I removed the camera software, and now i dont have an IMAGING DEVICES tab in Device Manager but that may be normal, just thought id mention it.

I have tried reinstalling the software many times with the same result. I ran programs such as Registry Reviver to try and solve the issue.

The camera itself works well, i have installed in on another computer to test.

Today i found a forum that advised me to run Command Prompt in administrator mode and type

This scan concluded that there are corrupt files but the Windows Resource Protection could not fix them. It recorded these results in a log, which i posted below.

I really hope someone can help me with this, its important that i get this webcam running on my main computer.

Also it wont allow me to even reinstall the webcam software anymore cos it freezes when close to completion.


My system specs are:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Service pack 1)
Intel Core i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20GHz
BIOS American Megatrends Inc. P2.20, 7/7/2014
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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Ok about a week ago i bought a new video card. It is a EVGA Geforce GT 220 1gb ddr3 pci express card. I uninstalled the drivers from my old card, installed the new card and the new drivers, etc. Basically followed all the right instructions. Now here is my problem: The card came with a disc for drivers, etc. and it also has an overclocking utility. So, just say i turn my computer on and try starting a game like...Fallout 3(good game ) It will start fast and i can load my saves and play the game, however, as i start playing the screen in-game will start to flash little colored squares and dots all over the place and even some of the walls, etc. go static sort of. However, there is no framerate issues whatsoever. It plays as if nothing is wrong and yet the screen is messed up. Now here's the weird part, if i open the overclocking utility and max out the GPU clock, shader clock, fan speed, and set the memory clock to around 950-1000 then the screen problem in the games disappears and doesn't come back...however, this only works once maybe every day. If i shut the computer down and back on and set the overclock to the exact same settings and try and start the games, the screen will suddenly flash black then pixelate very badly and the computer itself freezes. What the HELL IS GOING ON? Why will the overclock fix the problem one minute but then make a bigger problem the next? Can someone plz help! thanks in advance... P.S.: I am running WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 32 bit OS.... Read more

A:My Screen Pixelates and completely freezes my computer...what the %&#!

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Yesterday, I started having my computer freeze while I was playing a game. I didn't get a BSOD or any kind of error message. The computer just completely locked up. If a sound was playing, it got stuck. It was completely unresponsive; clicking didn't work, and neither did ctrl+alt+del. I had to turn off my surge protector's power or hold down the PC's power button to turn it off. It seems pretty random. At first I thought it might be a problem with the hard drive the game was on, but then I tried a game that's on another hard drive, and it worked fine for quite a while until it eventually froze the computer as well. Plus, I've already had an experience with hard drive failure, and I always got a BSOD in that situation, unlike now. Also, Hard Disk Sentinel says all my hard drives are at 100% health. My next guess was the graphics card, but I'm not getting artifacts or noticeable framerate drops. I did just have my display driver stop responding and immediately recover while I had a Twitch stream playing at the same time I was playing Skyrim. Firefox crashed, I restarted it and the stream, then I went back to playing Skyrim and the computer froze shortly thereafter.
I found another thread with someone having a similar problem. They were asked to post a Speccy snapshot and the results from a MiniToolBox test. I've already taken care of that, so I'll post those now.
Here's the Speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/TQAFxZo2SsemTNEakZg3z8L
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A:Computer freezes and becomes completely unresponsive, no BSOD, have to reboot

Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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Recently my computer has been experiencing some problems. Google will redirect me to unwanted websites and Firefox will crash every 5 minutes or so. IE doesn't crash as often, but it still will crash. My computer will also freeze completely and I will need to fully shut it down and when it is turned back on sometimes all the desktop icons and task bar do not show up. Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D found malware and removed them, but they did not solve the problem. I tried using the DDS tool, but for some reason it would not open on my computer. Anyways, here is my HiJackThis log. Thank you so much for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:04:04 PM, on 4/20/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device S... Read more

A:Internet crashes, google redirects me, computer completely freezes

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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So last week I was on the interwebs and my computer froze. The mouse could move but that was it. No windows responded, nor did the start button, and ctrl alt delete didn't do anything. Then the screen started to blink about once every 2 seconds. It proceeded to do this until I forcibly turned off the computer by holding down the power button. I then turned on the computer again and the screen was glitchy. By this I mean icons on my desktop would disappear until I clicked on them (by which I mean clicked the empty spaces where the used to be) the start button and task bar would not reappear even if I hit the start button, and if I opened a window, it would show me the top half of the window and the bottom half would show the desktop (or lack thereof). Also my background picture was gone. I left it alone for a few days (I thought... maybe it overheated?) and it was working fine for the last two days. Then today it froze completely. No blinking screen, the mouse disappeared, and it just stayed like that until I turned off the computer. Then I turned it on and it worked for about twenty minutes. The screen blinked once, and then I got the BSoD, but it only flashed for a moment and then the computer rebooted. This has happened another two times in the last hour. I got a new harddrive a few months ago, but this is the first sign of any trouble I have had since it was installed by a friend.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer Freezes Completely or Blinks Once Then Flashes BSoD and Reboots

Hard to diagnose from this distance, but it sounds as though the display adapter may need to be replaced. Guess there's a chance it might be malware or something else, but my first guess is the video card.

Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I have just bought a new computer the hp m9340f elite its comes with 64 bit vista home premium After installing all my games i tried playing them all one by one the same thing keeps happening iv tried turning off UAC i have ran all the games under administrator, i have also ran the games under windows xp sp2 under propeties, the games i am trying to run are "AGE OF EMPIRES 3, Crysis, Battlefield 2, and counter-stike source," i have updated my graphic card drivers as well. The game seems to crash a few minutes into the game any Infomation anyone has that thinks is usefull please replay or feel free to email me.

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When I boot my computer and try to go into my email (Microsoft Outlook) it fails to load, completely freezes, and won't operate in any manor. 
I uninstalled/reinstalled it, same problem.  I've done disk repair, defrag, etc, and nothing pinpoints this problem.
Can anyone help with this problem?
I removed a driver by accident for a Kodak printer, and since then it has screwed me up.

A:Microsoft Office 2007 fails to unload and completely freezes my computer

Current antivirus? Runs clean?  Try Malwarebytes to make sure you are clean?

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My computer, early in boot-up, freezes up randomly, mostly when firefox is used for more than 5 minutes (sometimes even before firefox shows up), and in some boots, Vista won't even open anything, then later freezes,Theres pretty much a 1/50 of a working boot up, but I've been trying since about 3:00 AM EST (posted this at 1:28 PM EST) today after it eventually froze up from printing from Acrobat Reader, with no luck (and even one boot, didn't even show the Compaq splash screen), previously, on working boots, I've done virus scans with Malware Bytes' Pro, with no results, never (this computer only got a virus once).I'm forced to boot in safe mode for the computer to work, im afraid its some sort of virus thats unknown by Malware Bytes', so im posting a HiJack This log (later, when i try to run normal mode again) with my DxDiag (please note, my brother installed a facemoods.com thing on this computer, since i think its spyware, i deleted all the traces of it i spotted). I'm using a unmodified Presario CQ50 209WM on the lastest version of Vista, which had already had one reinstall after getting hacked while a relative was using it.Please hurry i just rented a 3 Day Elite weapon in Battlefield Play4Free yesterday which set me back over 100 games worth of getting credits for.

A:Computer freezes up randomly, mostly when using firefox, some boots, computer refuses to open up programs

First of all, MalwareBytes is not an anti virus app. Do you have an av installed? If so, have you run a full scan with that? If not, and since you think it's malware related, you should probably post in the Am I Infected forum.

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Okay so lateley my computer has start hanging just randomly. Everything just freezes and I can't do anything else than restarting my computer.

The thing is that it can freeze while I'm not doing anything that will take a lot of the percentage of the RAM and the CPU. For example it freezes sometimes while I'm using my web browser and nothing else than my web browser.
I can run a lot of programs without getting any freeze, the thing is that the freeze just comes randomly after some time.

This started to happen some weeks ago... I haven't changed any parts or anything... Checked all the cables and vacuumed inside. Still the same result.
The computer was completeley normal before this happened, the computer is custom builded and I've been using it for almost 1 year without any problems.

Computer Specifications:

CPU: intel core i5-2500k 3500MHz
RAM: Kingston Hyperx 2x4 GB
Harddrive: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 500 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 series
Power Supply: Chieftec A85 650W
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
CD/DVD Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S ATA Device
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Picture of my BIOS

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DXDIAG Infromation

System Information
Time of this report: 9/15/2012, 20:37:54
Machine name: LARS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
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A:Computer Freezes Randomly

Welcome to TSF kemkoi.

Can you collect the needed data by carefully going through the steps in the BSOD sticky and upload the resulting zip file please: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi. I have visited this forum many times in the past while trying to solve my pc problems, but now Im making an account because theres a problem I have been trying to get answers for long time.

As the title says, my computer freezes. It doesnt really matter what Im doing, it just freezes. I have sought help from similar threads made here before, but those threads havent helped my situation so Id like to have my case as individual one. About the problem, my computer is custom build, I ordered it from internet 2 years ago. I didnt build it, but I chose the parts for it. At home I installed the OS myself, the guys at the store didnt touch the bios, they simply built it. When I first tried a game on my pc, after a while it crashed. Screen froze and the speakers let out steady loud broken noise, then I was at the desktop again. Ok so this happened sometimes only while playing. After a while it didnt get back to desktop after a crash, the whole computer froze, I couldnt do anything but to shut it down manually. It was like this for the longest time, and I tried to "fix" it by trying to mess with the ram voltages and cpu ratios in AsRock extreme tuner. Didnt help obviously, but I kept doing it for a long time because I noticed if the settings are in certain values the computer lasts longer without crashing. The freezes started to annoy me so I didnt play that much anymore, but then I discovered my pc can freeze even while browsing internet. Thats when I started to look ... Read more

A:Computer freezes randomly

Hi fimbull, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

can you please check under device manager to see if you have any issues

Control Panel\System and Security\System\device manager

also if you boot in safe mode does the computer crash out?

please report back.

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Every so often the screen just randomly freezes, and I can't do anything. The mouse cursor doesn't move, CTRL+ALT+DELETE doesn't work, everything is completely stuck. I'm usually browsing the Internet when it happens, but once it happened just after booting up when I was moving the mouse on the Username screen.

I'm not sure whether it's a problem with the computer or the monitor. The monitor fell to the floor a while ago which makes me think it could be that (although it worked fine for up to a month after it happened), plus sometimes when I try to boot up right after I've had to turn it off when it's froze, the monitor doesn't work it all. It stays on the standby orange light although the computer sounds like it's starting up fine. On the other hand, when it's froze, the Num/Caps/Scroll Lock lights on the keyboard don't work either. Is there anyway I can figure out whether it's the computer or the monitor?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) processor, x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 383 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39197 MB, Free - 15078 MB; M: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 558965 MB;
Motherboard: , VT8366-8233
Antivirus: None

A:Computer randomly freezes

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I recently was having a few problems with my computer (spyware, minor lagging, etc) so I decided to do a full system restore. The system restore seemed to work fine, but once the setup started the problems followed. On certain screens of the setup it would seem to just be frozen there. It would sit at once screen for over an hour after I'd clicked 'next'. I'd eventually have to reboot and retry the setup process. After a few tries it finally worked and I was able to log on the computer.

Ever since then things will just randomly freeze. I'm usually able to open an internet browser window and do things without a problem, but if I try to open something else, it either won't open at all, or it will open then freeze. When they freeze I'm forced to manually shut off my computer then restart it.

I've had many people give me different things to try, all of which haven't seemed to be the problem.
My computer isn't overheating. (I've got the case open with a box fan blowing towards it)
I ran some memory check which came up with 0 errors.
My RAM seems to be fine.

I just did another full system restore yesterday and the problems just seem to be worse.

Oh, and another thing. I've lately been getting system shutdown errors from lsass.exe being terminated. What could be causing this?

-4-5 year old 2.80 GHz HP
-512 MB Ram
-160 GB hd
-Windows XP

If anyone could help me out on this I'd really appreciate it.


A:Computer randomly freezes. Help!

Are you receiving a status code when you receive lsass.exe is being terminated? http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;EN-US;Q321024. I suspect that your computer is infected I would run an online scan from www.housecall.trendmicro.com. Then follow MicroBell's 5 Step Process http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968.

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Gooday all. As per the title above I am having problems with my wife's computer.I have been through a number of processes, (see link below) and am still unable to pin this down.I have followed all the processes that people so kindly put forward but, alas, to no avail. As stated in the linked post, we are 99% certain it is not virus/malware. That means it could be the OS or the hardware as far as I can tell.Details as follows.XP Home, sp3, v2002.AMD Sempron2600x1.6ghz448mb ram.Any help gratefully received. James.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;hl=redundant

A:Computer randomly freezes.

Hi .So what is the status today? Does the system freeze? If so, are there any corresponding events in Event Viewer which might shed clues as to why the malfunction occurs?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Have you checked to ensure that all fans are functioning properly and system is not conceivably overheating?Cleaning A Laptop Computer - http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/usingyour...cleanlaptop.htm Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Last I saw, the system was running, with your posing a question about SASKUtil (which is a driver for SUPERAntispyware).http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/SASKUTIL-18015.htmlIf you have SAS installed, I suggest uninstalling it and reinstalling it (possible file corruption)...and updating same.Louis

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Hello. I have an Acer Aspire 5610Z with Windows XP Ultimate Edition installed, and it keeps freezing shortly after booting up. It does not seem to be a problem with the software since it also freezes during the bios screen or before that. Also if it makes it past the bios screen, it will freeze up some time shortly after or during login, or even while loading windows. It's completely randomly doing so and I can't figure out why. I've tried replacing the ram, and I know that there is a corrupt/scratched sector on the hard drive, but I covered it with null data and there is nothing important on that sector. I tried removing the hard drive but it seems to still freeze during the bios screen and before, so I don't think it's that. I did the same with the DVD drive. I also pulled the computer apart to see if there were any loose connections and there doesn't seem to be any ... The computer is a little old and kinda worse for wear, but I can't afford to buy a new one any time soon, so any help would be appreciated.

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What surface do you use your computer on and have you checked the heatsink on the cpu for dust?

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So This is a custom built PC which i setup-ed 2 days back. I have a weird problem.

The computer suddenly freezes during working or left idle (happens both ways) randomly. The power led which keeps blinking during normal working goes off and stops beeping when the computer freezes.
But the cooler fan and the other CPU LEDs keep running. Please help me fix this

My CPU configuration goes like this :
CPU : AMD FX8350
RAM: Corsair 8GB x 2 = 16GB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 270x 2GB
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Any kind of help is highly appreciated.

A:Computer freezes randomly

Did you check temperatures? Run one of these: speccy/core temp/hwinfo.

Make sure you have connected the PSU to components firmly.

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My laptop has been freezing randomly lately, nothing can be done about it, the mouse doesnt move, CTRL ALT DELETE doesnt work, can only restore computer by turning it off.
Any ideas if this can be solved?

A:Computer freezes randomly

It could be malware, run a scan of Malwarebytes

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Hey guys,

I've been trying to fix this computer since yesterday.

The symptoms
The computer freeze randomly (~1minutes to 10minutes). It even freeze when I'm monitoring the cpu temperature in the bios utility. (Didn't see it go higher then 33c)

What I've done/tested
The motherboard seem clean - No broken capacitator. (They all seem like "new".)

I used Memtest86+ to check the Ram, but it was freezing at different %. I have a spare computer with the same spec (or close to it. Same socket, same Ram speed) so I ran the memtest on that computer (with the broken computer Ram), everything came out ok.
I tried some old Ram in the broken pc, Freezing stll occure.

I'm currently running seatool on the hdd but so far so good. (51% done)
I was able to install an OS on it while it was in a different computer.

So this bring me down to..
Is there anything I can do to test the cpu/motherboard? (Other then swapping them, I have a watercooling and the cpu is oc'ed in my old one).

Thanks for your time.

*Nice! 1st post, wrong section /slap forehead*

A:Computer freezes randomly

How old is the hard disk drive ? How frequently used. Could wear and over-use be an issue?
How clean is the system of infestations, photos, music? How much free space after you defragment the drive.?

Motherboards are seldom the problem when it comes to a slow down... but check your CPU cooling fan. is it old enough to be slowing down or affecting the cooling of the cpu or system ?
In our shops, the number one cause of slow downs (after adware, spyware, evil stuff and other infestations) is a failing hard drive, followed by too much junk, too many photos, and way too many music files.

You report that MemTest was freezing up or going very, very slowly... that should be considered an important clue that needs to be analyzed..

Put all photos & images, and music, into sub-directories and see what happens.

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My computer randomly freezes during windows xp and even during before start up. I have scanned for viruses and spyware, defrag hard drive, checked for errors, cleaned registry, dled updated drivers and windows updates that didn't work. Then i reinstalled windows xp, still it freezes. I thought it would be the power supply so i bought a new thermaltake power supply 430 watt, still didn't work. Checked my motherboard temperatures it says: MB Temp - 39c/75f, CPU Temp - 39c/102f. But what i noticed is some of the things in the bios settings i cannot edit it. Like the:

Advanced Chipset Features


These are the ones that have an X mark on them:

X Memory timings - Optimal
X SDRAM Active Precharge Delay - 6
X SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay - 3
X SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay - 3
X SDRAM CAS Latency - 2.5T
X CPU Vcore - 1.650 V

Power Management Setup

X Time (hh:mm:ss) of Alarm 2:0:0

PnP/PCI Configurations

X PCI IRQ Resources Exclusion

Advanced Bios Settings

X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) - 6
X Typematic Delay (Msec) -250

Also couple of months ago i flashed my bios settings, updated it.

I use Pheonix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

My Specs:

Athlon Xp 2400 Processor
Ultra PC3200 1024 MB RAM
Thermaltake PSU 430 Watt
256mb Geforce 6600 AGP

What could be the problem? I've tried everything.. Please help. My pc has been stuck in my head these few days and i want it to be fixed.... Read more

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