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

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

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.

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

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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 has just started to freeze at times. Also when I go to shut off the computer. I click the turn off the computer button. Then the other thing that should pop-up in the middle of the screen for you to click. Doesn't appear. So the busy cursor just goes there around and around. So I click the power off button on the key board. then the computer starts going off. but it just gets to the stage of where says "computer is shutting down". But instead of the power going out in the next second or two. It just sits there like it's in space. So we end having to push the button on the tower to shut it off. I know you're not supposed to do that but it won't go off any other way. Mary

A:freezing and computer turning off

At what times are you noticing that it is freezing? Are you always doing the same thing?

Its possible you have a third party app hanging at shutdown, have you checked into this yet?

Look over these for information


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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

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Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I have a desktop that i built last April. I bought all the pieces off newegg.
-Windows XP
-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
-GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333(Really Cheap So this might be it)
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
-Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

So I Built this thing last April and it worked fine for about 3 weeks then it
started having this problem where it froze and restarted itself. I just put it
aside for a while until i got on one of these forums and someone told me to clear
my registry and defrag and do a virus scan. I did all these things with this pack i got.
It worked. The computer worked for about 5 months until a couple days ago it started doing
the crash thing where it freezes and makes that clicking noise. It didn't restart itself so
i just thought it was crashing. It did it again a couple days after that. I just had to keep
it cooler in the room and it didn't seem to do that but now its doing this first problem where
i just freezes with no sound and restarts itself. I tried everything i did before plus i tried
reformatting and still nothing. Can anyone help me out?

A:Computer Freezing then turning restarting

Have you cleaned it out of any dust...checked all fans working

Have you checked the temps of your CPU and Video card?

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I have an Acer desktop running Windows 7 that is only 1.5 years old. Whenever I am turning it on, it freezes at the same spot (at the Windows logo) and won't finish starting up. Sometimes if I leave it alone while it is frozen it will finish starting up 5 minutes later, but other times it just stays like that. I have done the startup repair it suggests when it isn't turned off properly, but that hasn't worked. Any suggestions?

A:Computer Keeps Freezing While Turning On and Won't Complete Start-up

Hi and welcome to TSF test the Hard drive and ram for the ram run 7 passes at least and 1 stick at a time then swap and do that for each stick and slot.
SeaTools for DOS tutorial
RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums

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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
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE ... Read more

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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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Hi, for the last few days my computer screen has been acting strangely.... It keeps Turing off and on in seconds while I am logged in. I have norton security and they used it be able to resolve the issue, but now it seems to happen for frequently. I'm not sure what to do t make it stop can someone please help me?

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Hi im new here and need some help so this is my first post,
My partners computer screen keeps turning off for no apparent reson, first we started by restarting the screen and some times it may stay on,
but today that dousent even work, after a restart of the computer and of the monitor the screen will dim for a secound then turn off, well it go's blank the power light is still on.
Iv played with the cord while the computer is still on and some times the picture comes back but only for a secound but then disapears again i noticed she also has an adaptore on the end of her cord that go's into the box (sorry no idea on what type of plug it is but its not the normal plug, hence the adaptor it douse have gigabyte printed on it)
I dont belive its the video card coz the picture is fine when its on with no errors but im not shore if the plug itself is stuffed.
Im not shore if its the cable coz when the screen is blank it still has the blue light and when i unplug it after about 30sec it will change to orange, so i belive the computer is still giving a signel to the screen.
And i cant tell if its the screen coz i couldent work out a way i could test it.
Im not shore what the problem is and we dont have alot of money to go out buying all new parts to try work the problem out if any one can help that would be great.

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Hi my acer travelmate b113 screen stays black when I turn my laptop on. The blue piwer light shows but the screen stays black. Please help!

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Attach an external monitor.
What button toggles the external display on or off?

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Hi im using windows vista home professional sp1. cant upgrade to sp2 for some reason. when i turn on my pc, there's the beeping sound and my mouse lights up and num lock light on my keyboard is lighted up. but usually there's nothing on the screen. it takes multiple restarts by pressing the reset button to get my computer started and vista to load.

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Im starting to suspect that my graphics cards is failing. Weeks ago, when i got my com to start after restarts, in firefox the mouse seems to have spiky movement and when i attempt to start warcraft 3 it says that direct x failed to initialise. A restart solved those problems though....

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This happens several times a day. Up until the other night, it onl happened when the computer is idle. While my son was typing up a report it happened. He ended up losing 6 pages of work. We clicked every button, checked every cable, nothing worked. We had to push the off button on the front of the tower to get it to unfreeze. I thought that maybe it was the hibernation thingy but I disabled that and it is still doing it. We are having another problem with it as well. When we try to hook anything (ipod, psp) up to the USB port on the front of the tower, we get a message saying that the device is not recognized. Any Clues for either problem? Thanks in advance!

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I,ve got the same problem... Screen turns completely grey when on idle. I've been able to put it in hibernation using only the keyboard, and ten waked up the computer, and here I am typing on this forum.

what the heck?

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Everytime I turn my computer on it will start goes through the first couple of screens and then right before it gets to the screen where you type your password to log onto your computer its a blank black screen. I realized after doing this many times that if I leave it on this black screen after a good 10 to 15 min it goes onto the logon screen and I type in my password and it logs into the computer. Takes a while to start up so I try to run a virus scan and then it will restart the computer and nothing happens. Also I am able to log onto safe mode just fine but if I have to many things going on it freezes and I have to restart the computer and I am then back to square one.

PLEASE HELP new Dell Inspiron 1420 computer only had for 6 months and I don't want to lose any data!

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My laptop screen turns black right after I turn it on. I don't even get to the Windows screen most of the time. I hooked it up to an external computer screen and get a picture if I do get past Windows screen, and I just had a new screen put on 6 months ago.  I have looked online and seen some info about possibly the blacklight or inverter is messed up. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Screen Goes Black After Turning On Computer

If I read this correctly it seems as if even on another monitor it has a bit of an issue.  Have you tried getting into safe mode as you boot up?  Try tapping F8 repeatedly as it boots, if it works in safe mode that would rule out a hardware issue.

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Before you read this, I am not very good with tech.

My computer is a HP PC with Windows 7. If someone could tell me how to get more information by typing something on the computer, that would be great.
I have avast!, I have 6GB Ram, Nividia Graphics Card (yet again, if someone could tell me how to get more info) and my computer has some problems.

When I turn my PC on, it takes around 5 minutes of the mouse in the middle of a black screen for it to get to the screen where you log in.

After that, the computer is okay. Recently, however, it has started to make a really loud noise, and is getting very very hot. It burns if I put my skin on it.

When I play games like LoL, Dota 2 and Arma 2, my screen sometimes goes black and the only way to fix it is by turning my PC on and off, and when it takes 10 minutes to get back to the point where I can open the game, this is very detrimental to my gameplay.

To be more specific, the screen has a little cut out where I can see a black screen with lines in it for a split second, then the screen goes black. I can still hear and talk to my friends in Teamspeak, but then, sometimes, after about 20 seconds, the sound cuts out and gets stuck on the sound last heard before it cut out.

Black Screen? My computer randomly turns off alot, and when it does, I am usually playing games.
Now, when I turn it back on, it loads up the HP screen, then it goes to a black screen with a mouse in the middle of it for what I timed as around 5 MINUTES. ... Read more

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Yesterday my computer shut down and now when I try to restart it, it's stuck at a black screen. I went into Boot Options and then Diagnostics, and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I have no clue what I'm supposed to do now. Help please!

edit: i dont know if this is the right place to post so i posted in hardware too. if i get a response here i'll delete the other one

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My computer has been booting into the infamous Blue Screen of Death recently. I am running Windows 7 Professional.

I am able to get to the login screen where I type in my password, but after successfully logging in, it blue screens and reboots causing an infinite rebooting cycle. I can get into safe mode and into my other partition, but that's about it. I also don't have a Windows 7 install CD, so I can't run chkdsk in order to fix any problems.

This has happened before, and I was able to fix it with RegRun where I got rid of some weird drivers. The problem now when I run it is that it tells me that my system.ini is infected, but when I click that button to remove it, it tells me it's getting rid of explorer.exe, which is "100% good".

Any help is appreciated!

(I've posted this in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum, but I think that this is where it needs to be.)

Attached are my logs that I created in Safe Mode (because booting up normally results in a blue screen). I'm also using 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, but I was able to run GMER (with limited checkbox options).

A:Blue Screen When Turning on Computer

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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.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.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 results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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So whenever I turn on my computer, it will load up to the log in screen and after a short period of time the screen gets all distorted and fuzzy about 95% of the time. Most of the time it will freeze  there or lead a blue screen of death, or if I'm lucky enough nothing will happen and my pc will have no issues logging in. I don't know if I am allowed to link images as the file is quite big.
This is somewhat solved by going into safe mode and letting it sit there for about an hour then pressing the restart button, but it is only a temporary solution. This is not a monitor issue as this was also happening on one of my old monitors. I tried updating windows and most of my drivers yet this is still happening.
However when I boot it up in safe mode it works 100% of the time but it gets stuck at classpnp.sys for about one minute then boots up normally. So this might be a driver issue, I tried doing SFC /scannow on command prompt about 7 times yet the problem is still not fixed. I also stopped all services at startup as well using msconfig.exe. I also tried the chkdsk multiple times. 
This problem has been irritating me for a while, so when I'm not using the computer it put it to sleep to avoid this painful process again.
I do not know what to do now and hopefully i can find a solution to my problem.

A:Screen Distortions when turning on computer

Hi tricktrolled, welcome to BleepingComputer
You mentioned having BSODs, right? The dumpfiles created during these BSODs could help us determinate the problem to the issue you're facing. Can you move the files under C:\windows\minidump\ to a new folder you'll create on your Desktop, then archive (compress) that document and attach it in your next reply?

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i came back from a party and turned on my computer. went on youtube and after 5min i got a blue screen. i have attached the errors

A:My computer keeps turning off with a blue screen

Please fill out your system specs. Read the link in my signature for instructions. We can't help unless we know what hardware you are using.

My apologies. That information no longer exists, apparently. I'll find the instructions and post an updated link.

*edit* I updated my signature link - this will take you directly to your system specs, where you can update your information.

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hi my name is john and im havin a problem i dont know what it is im in the computer doing something and then the computer stop working it comes up a blue screen saying error and then it turns off can someone help me fix this thank you

A:blue screen saying error and turning off my computer

Download BlueScreenView ((in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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I am using a laptop to run only 3 Python programs to control some machinery. What I want to happen, is that when the user turns on the laptop they get a screen with 3 options, each option will kick off a python program. I don't want the windows screen or menu to show.

Is there a really simple way to do this?

[I realise that one can kick off a program on Windows 7 at startup .. but what program?]

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Yesterday my laptop randomly shut down and now when I try to restart it all I get is a black screen. I went into Boot options and then Diagnostics and the error code 2000-0146 came up. I'm literally stuck with a black screen and I have no idea what to do. I submitted all my computer's info when I signed up but i you need me to re post it just let me know. Please help!

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would all my problems (slow, hanging, freezing just to begin with) be helped by installing Win 7 (vs. XPwhat i have now)?

Okay, what happened this a.m. is I got blue screen on turning on my Toshiba laptop:
"Checking file system on X: Type of file system is Fat32-Windows will now check for consistency.Vol serv # is....
windows is verifying files and folders. later"
"removing nonvalid long folder entry from....\backup\c: ...documents and setting/....\temporary internet fules\content.IE5\K7M9LK02"

so, is this problem with my external hard drive or with windows???


A:Blue Screen (X: drive) turning on computer -Windows XP

I gather X: is the external drive.

So, do you get the same condition if the external drive is disconnected before you start the computer?

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I added main parts to a new build: Asrock 970 extreme4, fx8350 amd cpu, Western Digital WD VelociRaptor, and ripjaws 8gb 1333mhz ram.

So I got everything installed then I turn it on the first thing that happens is it will flash the ASrock splash screen extremely flash then absolutely nothing will happen, if I hit the power button once it will turn the whole computer off instantly. It did work once and I got it to boot my win 7 and install but then after restarting it for updates etc it does the same thing... anything know what up, I have never seen something like this.

A:New build,when turning computer on flashes the splash screen?

I may also add after trying consistently it will eventually turn on... is that the PSU or Mobo???

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I was being helped by Quads on the norton community. I know he helps out here too. Quads was helping me but I screwed up, thought I was helping to save time(yes, I know I saved you alot of time now) but I did not follow complete instructions.

This is what was done so far

OTL scan was run

adwcleaner was run

had adwcleaner delete all and reboot

ran combofix

when computer was rebooting it got stuck on the black screen for about an hour

Had to restart it again and when it did it restored to a previous date

This is where I screwed up

Since it was a previous date it seemed like nothing had taken place, no downloads on the desktop.

Ran the otl scan again

adwcleaner again, log looked the same as first time so I deleted all again

Ran combofix and rebooted and it gave me a log

That is where I am stuck, I dont know whether to leave these downloads on the computer, delete them

I dont think that Quads is going to help me anymore since I messed up, so I was wondering if anyone else could help. I just really want to finish what was started. The computer was stuck on the black screen this morning and finally got it restarted after about 5 times. But I do think there is some kind of virus. Still have adwcleaner and combofix downloaded on the computer. Dont know if I should delete them or what.



A:Screen Freezing, search engine redirect and black screen when starting the computer

Read the guide here on preparing logs


and create a topic here


Good luck

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My computer screen keeps freezing up. I went to a site to view a video and ever since then I've had a virus on my computer. I've run two malware and did two restores and it hasnt helped. I can log onto the computer but after awhile the computer screen will freeze and I have to disconnect power to turn the computer off.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Clique PR at 0:18:11.95 on Thu 12/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.515 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer VCM\RS_Service.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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Bump please!

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For a while now i had a problem with my computer crashing when i play moderately computer intensive game. Games like Euro truck sim will make my computer turn off/ crash in a matter of minutes while far cry 4 cant get passed the loading screen except for the first time i played and that time it only lasted 20 mins. This power supply however works most of the time no problem. Its an 850w so power consumption shouldn't be the problem. it may be worth noting i just got a new gpu (gtx 970 used to have a 550ti). Thanks!
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-072

A:Computer turning off when playing computer intensive video games.

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So lately I've been having problems getting my computer even past the windows loading screen. I'm running Windows 10 and when it goes to load in the Windows screen it just freezes. I have to restart it over and over before it eventually goes into self automatic repair and tells me it did not start correctly. It then goes to a screen with advanced options or resetting my computer. The startup repair does not fix it, I can restart it into safe mode but not sure where to go from there. Please help, and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

My computers specs:
Windows 10 Home
64 bit operating system, x64-based processor
Intel Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
samsung hd103sj ata device
NVidia GeForce GTX 560

A:Computer keeps freezing at windows screen

Moved to win 10 support for more help, you put it in BSOD's and have not had a blue screen according to your post.
Have you checked the hard drive is ok usually the HDD maker provides a diagnostic tool for this similar to those mentioned here https://www.lifewire.com/free-hard-d...ograms-2626183

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So lately I've been having problems getting my computer even past the windows loading screen. I'm running Windows 10 and when it goes to load in the Windows screen it just freezes. I have to restart it over and over before it eventually goes into self automatic repair and tells me it did not start correctly. It then goes to a screen with advanced options or resetting my computer. The startup repair does not fix it, I can restart it into safe mode but not sure where to go from there. Please help, and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

My computers specs:
Windows 10 Home
64 bit operating system, x64-based processor
Intel Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
samsung hd103sj ata device
NVidia GeForce GTX 560

A:Computer keeps freezing at windows screen

Moved to win 10 support for more help, you put it in BSOD's and have not had a blue screen according to your post.
Have you checked the hard drive is ok usually the HDD maker provides a diagnostic tool for this similar to those mentioned here https://www.lifewire.com/free-hard-d...ograms-2626183

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my laptop has frozen several times and i encountered the blue screen earlier today. my laptop has been running slower than usual lately too. i'm pretty sure my computer is infected some with sort of virus. i am running on windows xp home edition.

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i've patiently waited 5 days with no response so i decided to bump this thread to the top.

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My computer was cleaned last week with the help of a distinguished (smart!) member. I have begun to have problems again with it. My anti virus program does not seem to be working. It shows an error message and says that it is not updated even though I have made sure that the virus definitions were up to date. It takes several minutes for explorer to load and I have cable internet....it is slower than dial up! Also, the screen will freeze and the desktop will disappear. I have included my hijack this log. Any help will be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:35:50 PM, on 10/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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A:Computer slow and screen is freezing

Does anyone have an idea about these problems???


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It used to be only when I played CSS, but I was just on youtube.com today and went the bathroom, came back, and it was frozen. When it's frozen its a gray screen, I cant press crtl alt delete, i have to hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. I tried to clean out my vent because someone said the video card may be overheating? yeah... cant get the back of my laptop off to do that... Anyways, any help please?
Oh and I remember this started happening about the time i installed google chrome if that has anything to do with this.. prob not but its a try lol..
kk please and thankyou.

A:Computer keeps freezing to gray screen

I'm going to close this thread as you have another one identical in the correct forum already. It'll only confuse replies otherwise.

For anyone reading this, the post you can read and reply to is here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic164467.html

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WinXP Home-IE6-Outlook Express 6

My computer screen is freezing up 3-4 times a day over the last few days. The arrow will not move at all or it disappears from the screen entirely. I have to close the computer at the tower and then reboot. Everything works fine for awhile and then it will freeze again.

I ran AVG 7.5 this morning manually activating it and the full scan showed no virus or other problems! Also ran 1-Click maintenance and TuneUpUlilities 2007 and nothing irregular was found. I have SP3 and someone told me to remove the program because some computers don't react well with SP3 but during the removal process, it showed a number of programs that I have on my computer and noted that removing SP3 may affect the way these programs work so I aborted the removal for now.

Any ideas or comments on how to handle this problem or repair?



A:Solved: Computer screen freezing

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My computer has been extremely slow and it keeps freezing. Also, when I try to run the gmer scan, the blue screen of death comes up. I've tried it three times. I don't know what it is because I use bullguard to scan my computer for viruses and it says I don't have any. I have windows vista. Here is the DDS.

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by staples at 16:59:04.13 on Tue 11/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.777 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:computer freezing, blue screen

bump please. and gmer worked now

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First, Im sorry if i am in the wrong subforum because I couldn't find a subforum other than this to address my problem

My computer freezes at the BOOT screen (where ASUS logo and the phrase "Press DEL to enter BIOS setup" is seen). To temporarily fix this, I press DEL multiple times to enter the BIOS before it starts to freeze and then exit (not making any changes in BIOS) so that it will go directly to "Starting Windows". I was not alarmed when the first time this happen but then it happened again a few days later! It does not happen everytime when I boot up the system but it never did it before so I know there must be something wrong. I dont want to wait to the point that it will not anymore go past the BOOT so I want to address this problem now before it gets any worse. THANKS SevenForums! (BTW: specs below)

A:Computer freezing at Boot Screen


The first thing I would suggest trying is a Start up repair as a common reason for Windows to freeze up
or reboot automatically during the Windows startup process is because one or more important Windows
files are damaged or missing:

Startup repair



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Alright, so recently I got a computer off of eBay, and it has been working fine, but it always freezes after I have been using it from 30 mins to an hour. I truthfully don't know what to do, because I don't think the cause is low RAM, I have 4gb, so please help.

A:Solved: Computer freezing, along with the screen

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For the last 6 months or so my computer will randomly freeze without blue screening or anything, all video/games freeze, mouse and keyboard no longer work. all i can do is hold the power button. It used to play an annoying noise through my headphones but that doesnt happen anymore. A week ago i fresh installed since i was tired of having so much stuff on my ssd and it still does the same freezing. Sometimes it happens while watching a video or playing a game, other times it happens while idle.

A:Computer Freezing without blue screen

ive ran memtest86 for 13 hours, no errors. ran intel diagnostics on my cpu, no errors. my gpu died so i just replaced it. my oldest part in my pc is my psu and its not a great psu so i was thinking it could be causing troubles? but idk

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Hey guys,
First off, great forum, I've learned alot from this place.

Now, I have a problem I cant seem to solve or find in the archives.

My computer will just randomly lock up after being on the internet. Sometimes it happens after a few minutes, somtimes after 20. It can be really frustrating because it's so random. There doesn't seem to be a method to what's happeneing. I'll go to load a page or something and my computer will just freeze and have the hourglass turning constantly. When I go down to the taskbar it will turn back into the arrow, but I can't click anything. And I can't Ctl-alt-delete to get to the task manager, so I just have to unplug the computer.

It seems to come and go. There's no parrellel I can see in the sites or what I'm doing, they're not heavy pages or intense flash/video or anything. Just checking email and googling stuff and it just happens.

I've ran a norton virus check multiple times and turned up nothing... and I'm lost. Please help!

Here's my tech specs, if they'll help:
- Windows xp
- multiple browsers (tried out with explorer, firefox, opera)
- pentium 4 2.52ghz, 1gb ram, 120gb hd
- Adelphia cable internet through a cisco wireless cable router (I have another computer that I've plugged into the cable internet and never ran into the problem.. so I think it's gotta be something software or hardware related.)

Thanks so much for any tips or ... Read more

A:XP computer locks up, hourglass just keeps turning, have to unplug computer

forgot to mention it's Internet explorer 6.0 where the problem occurrs most (but it's happened in all browers, mozilla and opera too)

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If I don't play a 3D game a high settings or equivalent for the first few minutes after turning on my computer it will completely freeze up and sometimes even black screen but still stay powered on. My specs are in the picture http://i.imgur.com/PJQwk.png I'm running windows 7 64 bit

A:Computer freezes if i don't do something graphics intensive after turning my computer

anything listed in the event viewer

what does the bios list for 12v line volts and cpu temp

check the ram voltage in the bios and on the makers website and that it is set to the higher end

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I think I was infected while browsing the internet and my free AVG was turned off (didn't notice it was) about 1.5 week ago. The computer has been slow opening, internet browser takes a long time to open and freezes repeatedly and sometimes, the whole computer freezes and even 'Task Manager' doesn't open before at least 1-2min.
I have installed free AVAST and tried to remove AVG which just doesn't want to uninstall...like whatever I do, whenever I tried to uninstall AVG, I have a window popping that says ''AVG has stop working'' and close the program, and it doesn't uninstall. So I have both AVG (turned off) and AVAST (turned on) on my computer. 
I have tried to erase temporary files and defragment the disk, and most my stuff is saved on a separated internal disk (not C disk). The problem remains despite all that. I'm not computer savvy and I don't know what to do next. I was able to save the content of my other disks but haven't been able to backup anything from C disk...so if possible to solve the issue without losing my programs, that would be great!
Please see below the FRST copy-paste: 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:20-12-2015
Ran by Lix (administrator) on LIX-PC (22-12-2015 20:07:21)
Running from C:\Users\Lix\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Lix (Available Profiles: Lix)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Ver... Read more

A:Slow computer and repeatedly freezing screen

Update (which I don't know if it's related to the initial issue)... 
I am now getting a windows pop-up called Network Error that says ''Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network administrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows system event log.''

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I used this forum recently a few months ago to solve a computer issue I'd been having with the blue screen of death and am so thankful for the help I received. Unfortunately, I am having a similar-ish issue again and am hoping for the same luck and can find the solution.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, running XP.

Basically, when I open my firefox or internet explorer, I can't use it for more than 10 minutes without my computer freezing. Everything is frozen, task bar, start button, the time, everything. My mouse works but I cannot click on anything.

This began shortly after I noticed that the Browser Highlighter had been unknowingly installed to my computer when it was attached to a Skype update. I removed the Browser Highlighter and the Skype add-on from firefox. That same day, I downloaded the latest firefox update. Since then, every time I use my internet (and a few times without using the internet at all), my computer just completely freezes up. I am forced to hold the start button down to do a restart. This problem continued and I scanned for viruses using AVG and Malwarebytes. Both scans said my computer was clean, but something is seriously wrong. After one restart I got the blue screen of death with an error that said Driver_IRQW_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I scanned again for viruses to no avail. As a last resort before posting here, I tried a system restore back to before I downloaded the skype and firefox updates. The restore failed, saying that it could... Read more

A:Need help!!! Blue Screen of Death / Computer freezing often

bump. Thanks for any help!

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I have a HP Pavilion xt948 (yes, I know it's old with XP. It is freezing up at the light blue Windows XP screen. I have tried F8 & go to safe mode and also going to last time it worked normally. These do not work.

Unfortunately, I do not have the restore CD. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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Hello!! Looking for some input on my Hijackthis log. My computer starting acting up shortly after AVG gave me a virus pop up. It boots up ok then either freezes when opening a program or I get the below blue screen. I've ran multiple virus scans and nothing found. Thanks for the help!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:20, on 2009-12-22Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\PROGRA~1\IZArc\IZArc.exeC:\DOCUME~1\sales3\LOCALS~1\Temp\ARCA\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http... Read more

A:Freezing computer so times blue screen

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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For about a day or two I have noticed that my computer has started to suffer from freezes. The process is this:

1. Everything seems to work alright, I can access the internet or a word file as I always do.

2. I will be typing or try to access a file, such as a Paint file, and the screen will then freeze, refresh itself, possibly freeze again, and then the computer will restart.

3. I am then given a blue screen saying "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you". It will then reach 100% and log back in, with everything working fine until the problem occurs again. This has happened about three times today.

Also, on one or two occasions, the blue screen is different and says "It looks like Windows hasn't loaded correctly" and it gives me the option to see advanced repair options or to restart my PC.

So far I have tried updating my drivers, but the only one that needed to be was my Nvidia driver and that didn't solve the problem.

What I have noticed is that trying to access an image, that has a size of 13.3MB, consistently causes the above problems to occur. I never had this issue accessing anything before a few days ago though.

I have never had this problem before. I started on Windows 8.1 and updated to Windows 10 in the summer, but I haven't had any problems with it until now. Not that I'm assuming it's a problem with Windows.

I'm not sure how to ... Read more

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Hi all,

I am experiencing the problem from past one month or so.My pc just freezes randomly sometimes with a buzzing sound from the speaker and sometimes with no sound but the cursor stays fixed on the screen in both cases.When it happens nothing works i.e keystrokes don't have any effect,mouse pointer doesn't move,just nothing.Any moving thing just freezes , if there is a progress bar indicating some installation or video playing or whatever it just stops with the last frame.Sometimes it then goes on to restart on its own,but in most cases I have to do it manually.I also get the "display driver stopped working and has recovered" message just before the reboot irregularly.On reboot I do get Black screen sometimes after the Windows login.
However I have noticed this freezing issue mostly happens when I'm browsing.It did happen once or twice when I was playing games or just after I had booted onto the desktop though but it's very rare.Mostly it happens when I'm browsing ,opening new tabs,facebooking,googling or watching videos on youtube etc.I don't know whether it has any connection with that problem but I found it worth mentioning.

My graphic card is 2 gb ddr3 Asus Silent cooling Nvidia Geforce GT 610

Things I tried before on my own include

1.Uninstalling Nvidia driver,cleaning driver left out files with Driver Sweeper and again performing clean Install of latest driver.It didn't work.

2. I even took my gpu to the asus service centre as mine was of ... Read more

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Hello i am a new user to this forum and i have a problem with my computer. It seems that my computer is very slow and often freezing the screen or i can't do anything just locks it self down. The computer i use is a packard Bell Labtop, with Windows Vista? Home Premium.
All the info i could find is on Norwegian text but i guess you can understand what the items are by the looks on them. i have no clue on what to do but i would really like to have this problem fixed.

Info: Operativsystem
Operativsystem Ekte Windows Vista? Home Premium
Vekt 3,5 kg (approx)
Prosessor Intel? Pentium? dual-core processor T2310, 1,46Hz
Cache 2MB
Chipset Intel ICH8-M South Bridge
Minne 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) 667MHz
Harddisk 320GB Sata (2x160GB)
Rotasjonshastighet 5400 RPM
Kortleser / Diskettstasjon
Kortleser 4 i 1 kortleser (SD/MMC/MS/MSpro)
Optisk Enhet DVD+RW/DVD-RW multidrive dual-layer
Grafikkchip Integrated NVIDIA? GeForce? 8400M G
Skjerm 17?? WXGA (1440 x 900) Diamond View
Batteri Li-Ion 6 cells 4400mAH
Lyd Integrated
H?ytalere Stereo + subwoofer
Nettverkskort 10/100 LAN Ethernet
Tr?dl?st Intel? Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
Inn- og utganger
USB porter 4x USB 2.0
Skjerm tilkobling DVI-I
Tilbeh?r Integrert Webkamera (1,3MP)

A:Computer locks it self down or freezing screen all the time

Have you scanned for viruses? Your current virus protection may have been compromised, so try the free online scans at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252

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About a week ago, I bought a brand new Asus CM1630 computer. It hasa dual core Athlon II x2 220 processor, 1Tb HD, and 4Gb RAM. Ran fine until yesterday. I usually shut it down when not using it. But now when I restart, quite often it will just hang up at the Welcome screen. The only way I've found to get it to work is to restart the computer again, sometimes it takes more than 1 restart, and sometimes on the restart it will hang up at the screen where you can hit certain buttons to enter BIOS and SETUP(don't know the name of that screen)

Hope someone can help me out

A:[SOLVED] New Computer, Windows 7 Freezing at Welcome Screen

Almost forgot, I also installed a 620watt psu, and a Radeon HD670 graphics card. However I did this the day after I got the computer, and everything has been running fine until this issue, so I don't think that has anything to do with it.
Also, it's Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit version, if that matters

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