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

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

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

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

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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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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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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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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I have been waiting for years for DSL to be available at my home address, its finally here, so I changed my internet service from dial up to DSL. I had it one day and it worked great, very fast. I have AOL and the security package that comes with that but I've always been told that Norton Anti virus was the one to have so I paid for it online, downloaded it and once it was installed my DSL wasnt fast. Pages took forever to load, slower than dial up. I dont understand why. It took too long for pages to load, videos to play and so I uninstalled it. Now my internet is back to being fast again but my problem is; I've already paid for the download and now cant use it. They only give you 60 days to download it again. can anyone tell me what I should do? Or why its slowing down my internet? I have a Dell Dimension 4500, 300 GB hard drive, 2.9GH and 256MB, with 95% free space available. I use the same computer at work only its 2340 but has same memory, less hard drive and it has Norton Ghost and Norton Antivirus installed, with high speed internet but it doesnt slow it down. Its just as fast as ever. Can anyone help me?????
thanks a bunch

A:Solved: Help!!! Computer acting weid, pop ups, screen freezing

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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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Completely out of nowhere it seems, my computer has picked up the habit of freezing at the Welcome screen when I boot my computer. The spinning loader goes around for about 3 seconds and then just freezes forcing me to force reboot. There have been seldom times where it reaches the desktop and then slowly loads up programs before either just freezing without explanation, or one time the display adapter stopped responding and turned my screen off temporarily just before recovering then freezing again. I had it working for a while yesterday just without the sound working.. unless I plugged in a headset. This was all fine and dandy until I decided to restart again today in hoping I'd fix the sound with a simple restart only to encounter the problem all over again..

I've tried doing multiple system restores thinking it might have been something within the last few days causing the problem.. as it came completely out of nowhere. That didn't seem to help anything though.. and I'm not sure what else to do. This is a fairly new desktop build (little under 2 months) and it has more than adequate cooling as well as clean vents and case free of dust.

A:Computer Freezing At Windows 7 Welcome Screen And Desktop

Hi .. On Elevated Command Prompt ..you can try
sfc /scannow

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I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

A:Computer Freezing up at Windows Splash Screen before login .

Quote: Originally Posted by palanmat

I have a 2 month old Lenovo with Win7 Home Premuim. When the Windows Splash screen comes up, the PC Freezes. After about an hour i can login with no issues, but the event viewer shows many errors. the error is:

windows event id 7001 The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I can also boot into Safe Mode just fine immediately after the freeze.

For the services, if youopen the Start Menu and type Services into the Search programs and files, you will get a few options.
Right click on the option with gears as the icon and Run as administrator.
Right click any services that are complaining that their dependencies are not running (the services I put in bold within your post quote).
Click Properties.
Go to the Dependencies tab, and in the first box, a list of services that service depends on will be given.
Write down the services that need to start for dependencies to be resolved.
Make sure these services are all set to start automatically byright clicking those services,
clicking properties,
going to the General tab,
and making the Startup type is Automatic.

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OS; WinXP Home
Mobo; P4G533 (Echo)
Mobo specs; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...t=307872&lang=

My story begins as follows. I got my mom's computer to fix a problem where it would turn off about six seconds from the time you turned it on. Easy fix; I removed the heat sync and applied new thermal compound and added an additional fan to help things keep cool. Then I booted it up and found the hard drive would continue to stay active LONG after it had loaded all the startup items. I ran McAfee antivirus, Windows malicious software removal tool, and Spybot, all of which found many virus', spyware, malware, and other junk which I removed and found no success after rebooting. So in safe mode I copied all which was important to her and performed a full format of the drive.

I reinstalled Windows only now when it boots I get the normal single beep as it loads the BIOS, then it barely shows the windows loading screen and the hard drive stops functioning. I then thought the drive was potentially corrupt and found another and loaded windows onto that. SAME PROBLEM! I've reset the BIOS, and reformatted and used the fixboot option when repairing windows all with no luck. It appears the loading screen begins dark and lightens as it appears. This probably usually happens so fast you don't even notice it. While mine now barely shows up and fails before it fully illuminates. Sometimes it's lighter than others, which tells me it takes different amounts of time before it fails. ... Read more

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So last night I was moving some furniture around in my house and accidentally pulled my computers power cord out of the wall. I just thought oops and plugged it back in, later after finishing moving furniture around I went to turn my computer back on. when it powered up it went to the windows error recovery screen and gave me 2 options, launch startup repair, and start windows normally. launch startup repair was already highlighted but I just wanted to start windows normally. when I pressed the down arrow key the computer just froze, even the 30 second timer froze. after a few minutes of waiting I decided to hold the power button until it shut off, when I turned it back on it did the exact same thing. so turned it off and back on again, this time I decided to let it stay on the launch startup repair option while the 30 second timer counted down. it went to a black screen that said windows is loading files... than it went to blank blue screen where all I could do is move my mouse cursor around I let it sit at that screen for a while and nothing new happened so I turned it off and on again and discovered that pressing any key would freeze my computer. I'm not that good with computers so any help is very much appreciated and thank you very much for your time and consideration.

A:Need help with freezing computer at Windows error recovery screen

The hard drive's information might be corrupted. You might need to have someone format the hard drive and re-load Windows

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So i just built a new rig i got everything hooked up and i installed windows 7 ultimate x64. Here are the details.

Intel i7-3820 3.6ghz
Asrock X79 Extreme9
RAM G Skill 4x4gb ddr3
EVGA geforce gtx 680 2gb
Corsair HX 850
rosewill rnx-n250pce wireless network adapter

I got all the motherboard drivers and the video drivers installed then when i installed the drivers for my wireless network card and restarted and it froze on the starting windows screen.

I've been trying everything i can think of to fix this. I pulled the extra memory out, switched the power supply with one from another rig, switched the hard drive out for another one that i had.

after that, since it was a fresh build and nothing was saved on it i tried to reformat the hard drive and re-install windows, but the install disc also freezes on the starting windows screen.

so now i can't get it boot normally, in safe mode, from the disc or from another hard drive.

when i try and boot in safe mode it stops at ClassPNP.sys

please help guys im out of ideas.

EDIT: the start up repair also freezes when i try to use it.

A:Fresh built computer is freezing on starting windows screen

To try to save the current install you'll have to get a disk to boot to follow steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot for repairing Startup or System restoring.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If this fails go over the build to check for loose or faulty cables or connections.

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD using DISKPART At PC Startup

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

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HELLLPPP! Please disregard the length of this post. It's for a good cause. ty.I own a Gateway 831 GM PC with Windows XP Media Center Edition SP 2.The problem is that I cannot turn on my computer anymore as it keeps getting stuck at the boot screen/ Windows XP logo with the loading bar going from left to right beneath it. It presumes to load for a few seconds and then stops in the middle and freezes altogether. It would probably stay that way for months if I let it. I have to manually hold down the power button to turn it off.I have tried everything I can think of:Virus scans from updated Malwarebytes and AVG come out clean.Did a Disk Defragmeantation two days ago.Did a Chkdsk, but as my computer restarted after its completion, it froze at that screen.Chose "Last known configuration that worked" from the F8 menu. As it restarted, it got stuck at the boot screen.Did a System Restore, which maybe restored successfully but did not solve the problem as when it restarted the computer upon completion, the computer, you guessed it, froze at that blasted screen!!!I am lucky to be here under safe mode, which is the only thing that works, that is, IF my computer doesn't freeze. Now, I can't seem to find any hardware change that may have caused this. And the system (C:, D: drives) itself is "healthy" according to computer management. I still have a lot of free space.Note: I did not receive a Windows XP CD with the comp. I tried to make reco... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing at Windows XP logo/boot screen during start-up! What to do?

Hi .Well...if you can boot into safe mode while being unable to boot normally...that focuses attention on some driver which cannot/does not load normally (probably because it's damaged).Try the following from safe mode:Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All.Then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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HP Computer
windows xp sp2
Its a neighbor of mine I help them take care of their computer all the time.

The problem is the screen freezing randomly, it might be in 3 min might be 5 or 10 or 25, it does it after it has been turned off for awhile or all night or when you have been on it for awhile or quite awhile. Point being its not heating up cause it does it when it has been off for hours them 3 or 4 min after it is turned on or sometime it might be 2 hours after you turn it on. I had a thread a couple of weeks ago about this same computer I came to the conclusion that it was the Powersupply, so I put in a brand new 400W powersupply and it ran great (no freeze ups for a few days then all of a sudden it started in again).

The mouse freezes so they can't do anything but shut it down at the tower so I gave them another usb mouse tonight and told them when it freezes to unplug there mouse and put the new usb mouse in and see it it works right away then it would be the mouse. I have great doubts about it being that but I am at witts end. I consider myself pretty good at fixing computers hardware and software problems but I am lost. I have no idea. I looked in the divice manager everything is ok, checked the events and nothing happening there. I know the computer is clean of viruses or spyware cause I keep it clean for them monthly.

script defender
AVG 8.0
Windows defender

also ran malware bytes
everything is clean

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A:Solved: Windows XP SP2- Screen freezing-no pattern- but lots- Can someone help? Pleas

The first thing that comes to mind with older machines is overheating. They can accumulate a lot of dust (even in the cleanest places) and fans can get bogged down. Check all your air intakes and remove dust from the interior. Make sure that all fans are moving (including the one on the graphics card, if present).

While inside, check all your connectiuons and make sure the graphics card is firmly in its slot.

If that doesn't help, try a memory test:

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista and can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:


Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.

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I have a windows 7 computer that i have recently made some upgrades to. I have recently put everything onto a ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 mother board and put it all in a new case. About 5 days after I made these upgrades my computer started freezing about 10 sec after boot up. I then reinstaled windows 7 and it works better but it still freezes every up after awhile. This normally happens when i have Chrome open.

CPU. I7 2600 3.4 Ghz. Quad core
MB. ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM. 8GB DDR3 1333 ram (unknown manufacturer)
GPU. Navidea Ge-force 560 1GB
HD 2TB Seagate Barracuda
PS. 800W ATX Extreme Gear

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 computer keeps freezing

have you tested the basic components such as RAM and HDD?

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I put new memory into a friends computer. She has an HP Pavilion 511w. It came with 128 MB and can hold up to 512. I got the right memory because even the company I bought it from says it is right oemworld. I put in 2 sticks of 256. No problems putting it in and the computer recognizes it because it shows 512 now. Here is the problem.

When I started the computer back up everything was fine then an error message came up saying I needed to update the video driver I assumed because of more memory and as far as I no she had never updated it and it is at least 4 years old. I first went to the HP Site and looked under her computer the 511w and it had a driver update there for a Intel Extreme Graphics Driver update 02/2005 version 6.36MB, the one in her computer matched that except for the extreme part so I downloaded it and thought that was it. It worked ok for a while then started freezing up and the monitor would go to a black screen. I got looking and hers was an 810E (I think I remember that?s what it was) anyway I went to the Intel site and found the driver that should have been put in it was for the 810E chip set. I have an extra computer here at home that is also the 511w so I downloaded that driver into mine and everything works fine. Anyway I went to her place and was going to roll back the extreme driver I had put in and then put the one in from Intel. I went into device driver and open the adapter and double clicked on it and went to the driver and clicked ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP SP1-Memory in-driver not working-freezing-black screen-Please help me?

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My neighbors computer which I help take care of her computer she is an older lady and very nice, anyway she has an HP Pavilion 511w with windows xp home sp2. I know the computer is clean, I clean it for her once a month, make sure the antivirus is upto date and she has spyblaster, IE-spyad--scriptdefender-spyware guard . I run spybot everytime I am there and I ran malwarebytes. everything is clean I have also ran AVG Antispyware. Anyway just about a month ago her computer started freezing up on her when she is in her e-mail but when she is doing other things also. I thought maybe it was a driver for the graphics card but I got the newest driver and it still does it. I am stumped. Can anyone give me some hints as far as what I could try or check or anything? As you no somethng like that really bugs you after awhile so I told her I would ask around for her and see what I could find out. Thanks

A:Solved: Windows xp sp2--Computer is freezing up--just started doing it please read

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

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

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

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

System specs are:

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

Video Card - Geforce 7900 GT 512mb

Ram - 2GB DDR2

Motherboard - Asus, P5N-E SLI

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

Solutions I have tried:

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

Any and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:Solved: Computer Freezing/freezing/graphical glitchs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resource Monitor

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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

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

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

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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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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A:computer screen keeps freezing up

Bump please!

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

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

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

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

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

My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

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

Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)

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My computer 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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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.

A:Blue Screen And Freezing Computer

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

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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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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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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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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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Sorry I was looking and looking and I am not sure If am posting in the right forum, because I have more then one problem.
It started with my CD and DVD drives stopping to read any kind of CDs DVDs etc.
I looked for a solution and following advice disconnected them and reconnected them. Then turned the computer back on, but it wouldn't start up...I had to fight with it for days and in the end I had to completely re-install the whole thing and lost all my data. Since then it started freezing up and I've started getting the blue screen. So I've tried to find the problem and thought it might be overheating I opened the one site of the processor and it stopped freezing up, for a few months it was working great! But now it started freezing up and sometimes i get the blue screen again. All this months I've left the processor opened and when it started recently freezing up again I've pointed a big fan at it but that seem to make no difference and it doesn't feel hot anywhere inside. Usually it starts to freeze up more often and quicker when I look at pictures or edit pictures or try to upload or download something. I really don't know what might be the problem. But recently I've also seen that svchost.exe is always running between 20-30K and I've heard that nothing except the iexplorer and explorer should be using so much memory. Does anybody have any idea what is wrong?

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A:Overheating, Freezing Computer & Blue Screen

It is not uncommon for a two year old HP with a Samsung hard drive to experience a hard drive failure... We see hundreds of them. So that would be my first suspect.
Then you have inadequate memory... once upon a time 512 MB was more than adequate, but depending on the software installed, it could be part of your problem.
First thing I would do is call Parts at www.hp.com and order the restore disk set while they still have some in stock. Under $30 with shipping if you can verify the owner and serial number & other info from the label on the back.
You may need this at anytime, and the partition load will not work.
The freeze could be a cpu fan, dirty cooling fan, inadequate or too much thermal past, hard drive failing, memory failing, defective PCI card, and almost any cooling problem.
If you can keep it running, download an run MemTest86 and run it four four hours or 7 passes.
Also, to to the HP site, and look at the available downloads... seeing how many of them have been issued since you purchased the computer. Download and install all of them... including the latest BIOS if issued after you purchased the computer. This same problem can be caused by a defective or out-of-date driver that doesn't work with some of the Microsoft Updates that have been automatically downloaded.

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As the title says, the computer has frozen [where I can't do anything, like the screen is locked], I have received the blue screen of death, and the screen has distorted to the point where I can't see what's going on...

The three might be related, they all started happening at the same time, and the last one makes me think it is graphics card related. Any help and info would be appreciated. Below is a hijackthis lo just in case it's a form of spyware or something :[
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:18:37, on 22/03/2008
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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Integrated Systems\SiSRaidPackage\SRaid.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iT... Read more

A:Computer Freezing and often giving Blue Screen

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I purchased this Laptop over a month ago,
one week in to my purchase i received my first Blue Screen Error.
i then got them maybe once a week since (sometimes more)
i noticed it happens more when the computer is not being used (the most i leave it for is 1 hour tops)
sometimes when im using the computer it randomly restarts itself without showing the blue screen, but most of the time i get the "driver_iqrl_not_less_or_equal" error.
i followed the instructions and attached the health report and the memory dump files.

Any Help? it's really beginning to annoy me

A:Computer Freezing + Blue Screen Errors

Possibly bad memory? Please run memtest86+
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Recently I've been having a problem with my computer as it regularly freezes. In some cases it will then come back to life and display a message (see picture 1). I can then carry on using the computer but the problem will keep occurring every 10 mins or so if I'm using the computer. Other times when it freezes it will go onto a blue screen (see picture 2). It then restarts and produces a message saying "windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown".
The problem only started occurring at the start of the week and since then I have continued to have the same problem. It may have something to do with the fact that I connected my computer to a monitor and keyboard at the start of the week. It was only once I had done this that I got this problem. However since then I have not been using either of these two devices and yet the problem continues to occur.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer regularly freezing and getting blue screen


Please refer to the following and reply back accordingly with the required information - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 8, Windows 7 & Vista



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I have had this computer problem that happens to me on and off for a while. The computer with freeze and have "screenshot" of what was happening RIGHT before it desides not to work. I must force it to shut down by pressing the power button because CTL+ALT+DEL, nor will the mouse work. All the freezing has been pretty consistent with these 3 things.
1. I am connected to the internet.
2. My computer is receiving/receiving data? I guess the word would be.
3. It is in the morning/whenever I turn my computer on after a long shut down period(When I go to sleep)

I am also not sure where I should have posted this because I did not see a internet problem/solution option on this forum so please forgive me...

When I am getting these freezes, it is completely random. I may be playing a computer game, downloading, just on my browser looking at simple websites or even just leaving my desktop up while something is updating(Adobe, Java)

I am narrowing it down to something to do with my internet because the 3 constants I listed above are the only things that stay the same! When I disconnect the internet after turning it on it will not freeze but shortly after(less than a minute) after I reconnect it will freeze. I thought it was my graphics, but when it was freezing by going on my browser, or letting my computer sit idle while it downloads/updates.
My computer specs as far as I know is
-Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
-Intel Core 2 Q9300 Quad-Core
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A:Computer Screen Freezing...must force it to shut down.

what psu


what does the bios list for cpu temp
12v voltages

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I went through the 5 steps but did not want to download the spyware programs as i am using webroot and lavasoft. the panda scan came up empty.
My computer has been running slow and locking up at times. this morning I got the blue screen. is it time for a new computer or is a malicous program installed

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:28:27 PM, on 8/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
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A:hijack this log/computer freezing and now the blue screen


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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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Hello,I am not sure if my computer is infected.Yesterday, my computer started freezing (crashing), a few times the blue screen came up. It takes a random amount of time for it to freeze. Sometimes it freezes when Windows initializes, sometimes it freezes on the user log in screen, and most of the time it freezes when the auto start programs begin to run. I've ran MBAM and Super AntiSpyware, and Super AntiSpyware found a trojan in my Playstation Emulator (which i began using about 4 days ago). I have since deleted the Playstation Emulator and the freezes have NOT stopped, however I am able to use my computer for a longer period of time w/o it freezing.Please help me out.I ran the defogger, DSS, and gmer (unsuccessfully).Attached is the DSS logs.I was not able to successfully finish the gmer scan. My computer froze during all of the scans and one time the End Program window (the one with the blue completion bars) came up for my Avira and Super AntiSpyware.DDS.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by paragon at 22:12:21.62 on Wed 09/01/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3546.2891 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup... Read more

A:Computer Crashing/Freezing (sometimes blue screen)

It has become apparent that I will not be receiving any help for this issue from this site.To any administrators, please close this thread as I have wasted too much time waiting for any helpful response and doubt that any help will come forth in the upcoming weeks about this issue.

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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!! 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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Hello everyone,
I'm having an issue with an old MSI GT725 which my younger brother uses for gaming. It initially came with Vista when I bought it in October 2009 but in November I bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade and used it to do a clean install so both the OS and hardware age is 3 years and 6 months. The problem is that over the last couple of weeks when he starts a game he doesn't know when the computer is going to crash, so I joined here to see if the problem could be hardware or software related.

The crash itself is pretty easy to explain, it might be 30 seconds or even 5 minutes into a game when the screen will freeze and the computer has to be restarted by long pressing the power button. Not only does this happen during gameplay but it also sometimes happens when in selection screens in multiple games (even in games which don't tax the hardware).

I've tried removing and re-installing the latest drivers, installing older drivers, re-installed the games, lowering resolution and quality settings and even trying to play on the guest account but the problem still persists.

I've checked the temperatures using HWMonitor and the gpu never seems to go past the 75C (167F) mark when gaming or running stability tests. Also I don't think it's a temperature problem because sometimes when a game has just started and the temperatures are in the high 50's (130's) a crash will still happen.
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A:Screen Freezing Computer Crash When Gaming

Just giving this thread a bump.

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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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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.

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My Computer recently has been Blue Screening so i factory reset it however it continues to randomly every hour or so freeze everything (cursor still moves) followed by a black screen (cursor still showing and moving). At some times it also instead just Blue Screens than restarts my PC. Help would be awesome I attached a BSOD report

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My computer is only a little over a year old. My monitor is 6 years old. 2 weeks ago my computer started to freeze up. After a 15 minutes of use or so it would get stuck and you could not do anything. It would just say untitled sometimes. So you would have to shut the whole thing down and reboot it. Then it would work for a little while then do it again. Then 3 days ago my screen starts flashing from normal screen to an hourglass. It would go back and forth real fast for awhile then it will stay stuck in a hourglass shape. Then it will go back to normal.

I have ran my virus scan and malwarebytes. There does not seem to be a virus that can be detected. I have also cleaned out my registry .

Someone please help ;-(

A:Computer freezing and flashing hour glass screen?

It's very rare that a bad monitor makes a computer freeze. Even though you're not getting a Blue Screen of Death, please follow the instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Hi, I'm usually good with dealing with my own computer problems but this month has been terrible.About a month ago I started up my computer and within a few seconds a screen popped up that said the computer needed to shutdownand was proceeded by a 60 second countdown which shut down the computer. This happened every time I started it up. I tried various things to fix it.Eventually I reset my computer to "last know good configuration" and that seemed to fix it.However about a week later another virus or perhaps the same one showed itself.This one randomly created noises on my computer. It was the same sounds as the side advertisements on many websites.The sounds of a farmyard for one of those farming games or a space battle.It also created the sound that's made when a folder is opened up randomly while nothing was running.Just as with the previous problem I ran virus checks like avg and avira and it found nothing.So i ended up using "last know good configuration again"That fixed the annoying advertisement sounds but the clicking stayed. I also noticed that sometimes my window would be deselected and if I was in full screen it popped out of it.When this happens If i alt + tab I says a internet explorer window is open listening a advertisement site.However if i try to select it, it vanishes.I figured I could live with that but the computer started acting strange and eventually it started freezing. It even froze once at the login screen where i enter m... Read more

A:xp-ie popups, computer freezing and blue screen of death

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