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Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

Q: Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

I've an Asus f5sl laptop with Vista Home Premium (32bit) but it's been freezing on me lately.

When I boot up, it gets to the black screen with the green bar but after a few seconds, the green bar freezes and I can't log in. Occasionally it boots up after around half an hour but then Vista periodically freezes for a few seconds before resuming (which is annoying when trying to write out something etc)
I don't see any problems in Safe Mode so is possibly a driver? I've updated all my drivers, completely updated using WIndows Update, ran antispyware, used System Restore etc

Only problem is; I've moved to a new country, and like a fool, I left my Vista start up disk back home. Which I would otherwise have tried.

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

Hello kickoutthejams,
Have you tried running system file checker ?, follow the link and see if it helps, there are other ideas on there too.
Good luck and post your results, thanks.

System Files - SFC Command

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Am running windows xp sp3.every time I start my pc and my bro's laptop both freeze a few seconds after start up. I have this problem on my of when I log in as administrator but when I log in with another profile it's starts up normally. Pls help am new here.

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Hi,guys,this is my first time posting something in a forum so please be kind lol.My problem is that Vista keeps freezing for 30 seconds every 1 to 5 minutes,more times a day.Everything is fine,no not responding programs,no end now stuff just it locks up and doesn't do anything anymore.I am so frustated already,please help...I don't know anymore what to do.I have an Acer Aspire M3640 ,CPU Q6600 (quad 32 bit) 2.40 GHz 8 Mb L2 Cache, 3 Gb Ram,500 HDD, Ati Radeon 3650 HD running Vista Home premium 32 bit.The Pc is one year old,still in guarantee(warranty)I don't know what else to say except please,please help me somehow.I sent already the pc to Acer and they said it has no problem but then why in the world it keeps freezing?Here is my uploaded file,please read it..
 DDS.txt   12.5KB
  6 downloadsThank you so much!

A:Vista freezes for 30 seconds

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

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I have a DELL XPS 400 with Vista Ultimate 32 bit OS. It came loaded with XP but I installed Vista a year ago with no issues at all. Over the last 6 months it's had booting issues where it will freeze on the BOOT screen during the "Green Bars". I also notice that during this proccess my keyboard and mouse (USB) flicker off (The numlock light goes off and the mouse LED turn off) and it hangs. When it actually boots up correctly the Numlock and mouse light turn off for a second but then they come back on and it completes the boot.

There is no consistent pattern. Sometimes it will boot fine 3 times in a row and then hangs and I'll have to re-boot between 3-10 times to get it to work again. It boots fine in SAFE mode and also if I turn OFF the USB Controller in the BIOS, but then my keyboard and mouse don't work I have updated the BIOS and the only thing I can think of is the USB COntroller. Very, very frustrating. I've lived with it for a long time but I really need to find a fix if possible. Any replies would be greatly appreciated!

A:Vista Freezes on BOOT @ Green Bars

try updating your drivers for your keyboard and mouse.

in device manager do you have any devices with yellow exclamation marks by them?

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Hi Guys,

I'm not sure how descriptive I can be. When I start my computer, it freezes soon after I am able to see my desktop and is unresponsive to anything. I have Windows XP SP2. My brother uses this computer as well though he is away for the weekend. Otherwise I would ask him if he has tried anything. Please advise on what I should do next.

Thank you!

A:Windows freezes completely 10 seconds after I am able to view my desktop

Hello. Can you get into safe mode?I think it's best for your computer, to look for an infection. Just follow the steps on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html (Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help). When post your (Hijackthis log +) DDS Log: Be patient, it's very busy at this forum. A professional expert will view your logs and will help you with that problem. Do not use tools (like ComoFix) without professional experience/helper.Good luck.

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Hi Guys,I'm not sure how descriptive I can be. When I start my computer, it freezes soon after I am able to see my desktop and is unresponsive to anything. I have Windows XP SP2. I can boot into safe mode with networking but normal safeword does not seem to work. I am using a laptop to post as I can't get on the internet with the infected desktop.Please see the following logs. If you require the "attach" log, please let me know. Thank you for your help.*********************************************************************DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 11:09:28.03 on Mon 09/06/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1797 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============H:WINDOWSsystem32savedump.exeH:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeH:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeH:WINDOWSExplorer.EXEH:Documents and SettingsAdministratorDesktopMalware Removal StuffMalwaredds(2).scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = www.google.camRun: [iTunesHelper] "h:program filesitunesiTunesHelper.exe"mRun: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "h:program filesd-toolsdaemon.exe" -lang 1033mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "h:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12GrooveMonitor.exe"mRun: [QuickTime Task] "h:program filesquicktimeQTTask.exe" -atboottimemRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] &... Read more

A:Windows freezes 10 seconds after I am able to view desktop on startup

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.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Hello,

I glad to find this site. thanks to those who support it. I am going crazy with the constant lag/freeze. please help.

Background: I have had this computer for over 6 months no problem.

symptom: a few days ago, the computer started lagging/freezing every 5 to 20 seconds. here is an example: if i play a video, it plays and then the computer freezes/lags then allows the video to play for a few seconds and the cycle keep continues.

Observations: this lag occurs in video apps, web browsers, other apps. it does not lag when i click on the start menu.

also, when ever there is the lag, i hear the hard drive release, makes the same sound as when i download a large file. I am not sure if this means anything but i figured it might be important.

there was a static charge to my system which made it shut down a few days ago as well. I checked the computer temp in the bios and it was at normal levels.



also, in safe mode this lag is not noticeable at all but the system is slow to repond.

utilities used to locate the problem:
1. ran full avg 9 free vers. ok
2. microtrend free virus and malware software called Housecall
3. Ran CCcleaner
4. Ran Glary tools
5. defrag


attached you will find a log from Hijack this and my whole system info file.

thank you for your time in checking this out for me.

snoo

A:computer freezes/lags every 5 seconds - vista

First you should back up any important data (photos, documents, etc.)

Second check for any driver updates or any updates from Microsoft update.(i would recommend updating from safe mode

If that doesn't help, run a full virus scan

if all else fails boot your computer from an installation disk, and select repair
( or any option that check for damaged windows files)

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Heres whats happening: Occasionally my computer will completely lock up for 5-10 seconds at a time. During this time the audio stutters, video is paused, mouse is not movable, its as if the whole computer is stuttering. Once its fit is over video will speed back up and then slow down to a normal pace. Any and all keystrokes will come all at once, and my mouse will be movable again. Mechanically it sounds like a hard drive kicks back in and revs up with a little clunk at the point when things become usable again. This seems to happen the most when watching video files, but sometimes it will happen when the computer is opening up a new program or something even less taxing.

My first instinct says that there is a hard drive about ready to die or a PSU failure, but my voltages are solid and the hard drives haven't been causing me any obvious problems. No events are logged when the stuttering happens. On top of that I checked my CPU usage in the administrative tools and when the stutter occurs there is a gap in the graph. Not just a jump, a gap where there is no data. Usually the CPU usage spikes right before hand, but not always. Finally, yes, my CPU is adequately cooled. I have only experienced this problem in Vista, and i noticed it as soon as vista was fully installed.

I know there are other people who have had this problem but I haven't found many insights as to what could be causing it or why I'm only experiencing this in Vista. Any ideas?

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A:Vista freezes randomly for a few seconds - Bad hardware?

Hi!
I have the same problem. It's like the hard drive spinns up for no reason and causes the freeze. And it's really annoying specially when i'm watching movies. It didn't happened when I was using Win XP with the same hardware, so I don't think it's a hard drive failure. It occurs only with vista... If You find a solution please post it. I will do the same.

Good Luck
 

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Hi, I've just about had it. I am running a Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP SP3. I experienced no major issues until August of 2010. I first became aware of the little game my PC was playing after installing the Shockwave Flash 10 update. Initially, the problem presented as a white screen when attempting to watch Hulu in full screen. A short time after, I began experiencing audio drops while both streaming music via Pandora or while engaged in conversation via the VOIP (non video) side of Skype. I don't recall how, but the full screen/white screen issue disappeared. The problems remaining however have proved more frustrating.

Present day, I still experience the audio problems. For example while talking on Skype to either a landline or cell phone user, I will often (but not always) hear a little pop and the audio will go out. The lone remedy I have found is to close the skype window and fully 'Quit' the program. Upon which, I will promptly hear another pop, signifying that audio functionality has resumed.

While streaming video, whether from Hulu, Netflix (especially) or an embedded YouTube on Facebook, video will play for a few moments or minutes and then will cease, freezing the frame currently showing. For the sites utilizing Flash, the remedy has been 'Disabling' then re-enabling the Shockwave Flash Add-On in Firefox. In effort to determine whether this was a Firefox issue, I installed Google Chrome and then Internet Explorer this w... Read more

A:red light, green light. My PC freezes, I lose audio and my streaming freezes

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Hi, I have a very frustrating problem that just reared its ugly head last night. My computer started hesitating every few seconds, freezes, then starts the cycle all over again. It's difficult to do anything: browse the internet, use applications, or even type this post. I have not added any new hardware or programs recently except I upgraded Firefox last week but it has been running fine up until last night. Plus I uninstalled Firefox and it is still doing the same thing. I have Windows XP home version. So far I have deleted several programs and many other things from my computer that I could do without, I've checked my page file to see if it was correct and it was at the suggested amount, I scanned it with Norton's and it found no viruses, I scanned with Malbytes Anti-Malware and it found nothing infected, I opened up my hard drive case and cleaned/blew out the dust however it wasn't that dirty since I do this on occasion, I made sure my memory was not slipping out, I tried to defragment but my computer said that I do not need to at this time, I restored my computer back to a previous date. None of these things have made a difference. I was sure at least restoring it back would do the trick but it did not.
I'm confused to what the problem is and through my research can't seem to figure this one out on my own.
Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone had similar problems?

A:Computer hesitates every few seconds and freezes a few seconds then starts this cycle over again

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.=======================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the C... Read more

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Hi all my pc freezes on start up when i get to the desk top i go to click something and it freezes and have to rebbot a number of times .. but it only does it when i install maleware bytes free download i do have everest on there and sometimes that freezes on desk top when starting up but again only when i got maleware bytes anti maleware installed help please
 

A:PC freezes on start up on desktop

You probably have a virus or malware infection...
 

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

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

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

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on start-up my desktop freezes up & I have to pull windows task mgr up to restart, everytime I do this, I notice my EXPLORERE.EXE remains frozen & I have to close & loose data. When this starts back up I get a white screen & the block that says "restore my active deskop" & of course I say yea cause I use my garden pics as my desktop-desktop architect to be exact. Its a simple jpg nothing special so I dont know the extra drama is about.

sidebar, my external drive blew out on me, I caved & got a TB, however in trying to fix the old one I uninstalled & reinstalled drives following directions to get my old data back. I now have the slowest connection speed ever and my pc seems 'angry'.

any and all help would be most grateful appreciated.

A:Active Desktop Freezes on Start-up

Don't enable active desktop and see what happens. You can manually set your wall paper after you get your PC up and running.

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Hi

Two days ago my laptop froze while trying to shut down Spotify and navigate web on Mozilla Firefox at the same time. Forced a restart only for the system to freeze after loading the desktop. Each time I reach the desktop it either: loads very slowly and freezes/becomes unresponsive while loading taskbar icons, or loads very slowly, freezes and then reboots. On one occasion a message displayed 'Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in 1 minute.' During a restart the CHkdsk funtion ran automatically, it made no difference to performance the next time.

- Seems to work fine in Safe mode, however it froze when using Safe mode with Networking

- Scanned in Safe Mode using Malwarebytes anti-malware (free), Superantispyware & Avast. No viruses reported.

-Turned off all programs which were running on startup; other than Toshiba programs, adobe, avast, intel & hardware programs (audio etc).

- Ran System maintenance in safe mode, no problems reported.

- Ran performance issue checker in safe mode, which reported multiple programs running at start-up and Superfetch not being turned on (However was able to run checks again in normal mode, and Superfetch was on).

That is all I can think to report, hope it made some sense. Apologies if posted in wrong place. Thanks for any help or ideas.

Windows 7 Home Premum SP 1
Intel Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 Ghz
64 bit
4gb RAM
Toshiba Satellite L650
Approx 3 years old, OS has never changed
Intel HD Graphics

A:Win 7 freezes and reboots on desktop after start-up

First, do you have your recovery discs that you were asked to build when you first turned on the system after purchase?How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and replace product manuals

Creating system recovery media using the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator utility

Self Service

How to restore your Toshiba laptop to its factory fresh software condition using system recovery

Order Recovery Media
In Safe Mode, run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
Type
Code:
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
If the message does not say Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and do steps 1-6 again.
You may need to do steps 1-6 up to three times with a restart in between each run to resolve all corrupted files.
If you still have corrupted files after a fourth run, post back here with the following:Click Start Menu
Click Computer
Open your C: drive
Open Windows
Open Logs
Open CBS
Copy and paste CBS.log or CBS (it may not have the log extension) to a location you will remember.
Compress (zip) the CBS file and attach the .zip file to your next post.




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My problem: I have been experiencing (situational) freezes while using my PC, these freezes require me to hold down the power button and reboot.

Details: The situations in which my pc freezes is in low or next to no stress situations, this includes; sitting on the desktop, browsing the web, idle mode, messaging people over steam and msn, and many other little things that shouldn't be causing any problems, right?

The situations in which my pc does not freeze is in games (to avoid my pc freezing while typing this I am sitting in the main menu of a game using the Steam web overlay). I can play intensive games at their maximum settings and my PC never freezes, unless it is the game's fault, and that has only happened on one occasion. It does not freeze when in low stress gaming situations either, like in the main menu of a game.

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I think it is hardware related, as it happened on both of my completely separate (and individually formated) installs of Windows XP and Windows 7 (I reinstalled Windows 7 once).

This problem has occurred with both out of the box and fully updated drivers for all pieces of hardware, on XP and 7.

Errors messages:

All error messages occur before my OS is loaded and just after I have rebooted after a freeze. On my old XP install it froze and actually had to recover the system BIOS, this is when I noticed a red and orange light on my motherboard, along with 3 other green lights (the 1st one is red, the second is orange). I don't kno... Read more

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My laptop used to work really well, until I reseted to factory mode, lately I noticed its getting slower than usual. Now its at the point where I starts up and the mouse as well as the desktop screen freezes on its own. And I haven't even opened anything yet. Do far I checked and there were no viruses and PC is up to date. So I wanna know how can I fix this, without having to buy a new laptop, cuz I had it since 2014.

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Hello, this is my first post, so please be easy on me. I have three computers, two Dell laptops and a ZT Systems desktop. I upgraded them all to Windows 10. Everything seemed fine until I upgraded the desktop. The upgrade went as planned, but upon start up 8 out of 10 times the screen will freeze in place during the blue windows icon and "swirl" (lack of a better description) are displayed. I attached an image of what it looks like when it freezes, it's not my image, but an image I found online. Is anyone else having this issue? If so, how do I resolve it?
 
Thanks in advance!

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OS: Vista Business SP2
Make: HP Probook 4510s

Just go get one thing straight, I had this problem before and fixed it by uninstalling my antivirus, which was causing a conflict with vista. So if anyone can point we towards a list of programs which cause conflicts with vista, I would be much appreciated. As such, I've ruled out that this is a virus (there have been no changes, as far as I can tell, to any files/settings) or hardware (The computer is almost brand new and was working fine this morning).

How it happened: I was killing time, playing dragon age origins (at a very good speed, with no slow down), when my computer suddenly froze. Nothing would work, not crt+alt+delete or anything, so I decided to restart and left my computer. I come back, log on, then leave it again. I return to find it with a black screen. Restart, log on, desktop loads but my taskbar stops loading programs after my battery indicator comes on. I click on the taskbar, frozen. Restart, move mouse over task bar, freezes. Restart, open task manager, no programs are eating cpu or physical memory, move over taskbar, frozen. Each time it froze it would switch to a black screen after a couple minutes.

What I've tried: System restore, changing settings which are suppose to make Vista "faster", disabling almost all start up programs. I changed a setting which stopped the black screen from appearing, and was able to get onto my computer without going into safe mode, but then a bunch of errors... Read more

A:Vista freezes on desktop

I finally got an error message when trying to log on, "oxc0000006". I've also used a variety of cleaners, which now allows me to get onto my account not through safe mode and use programs, but everything goes so slow that when ever my msn turns on, it freezes.

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My vista 32 freezes both normal startup or safe mode , mouse still moves but cant clik or type or access or copy or paste so cant do anything, any help would be much appreciate it, no errors come up, so b4 u guys tell me what to de please remember: i cant clik or type or copy or access any folder or anything

A:Vista freezes after startup, safe mode freezes but mouse still works

Sounds like the hard drive. It may be corrupt. Download Ubuntu and save your stuff, first. If you cannot, it is most likely hardware or hard drive, which is hardware.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

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Laptop worked when folded and put away. Upon trying to log in, it was loading desktop, I clicked to get online and then it crashed and turned off.

When tried to restart, it never would load desktop again. Would get error messages after Welcome screen saying taskbar won't work, Dell support... not working, etc.

Tried starting in safe mode. Starts loading the drivers, etc. then freezes soon into the process.

When you try to start up normally, you get to login screen, welcome screen and then it goes to a plain screen with an error message: "Windows must be reinstalled to activate...insert CD....to begin reinstall.."

Tried Start up repair

No system restore points

No backup on computer to use.

Any ideas?

THanks

A:freezes at start in safe mode,won't load desktop either

I'm taking it is a Dell laptop? Not sure what caused your problem, but do you have the Dell installation cds that came with the system?

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My computer is an HP pavilion dv7 1260us and I'm using windows vista 64 bit. Today my computer froze while running a complete scan using AVG free edition. I turned off the laptop using the power button and ever since then, my desktop keeps freezing up Ina way. Any time i click on an icon or the start menu after the desktop has loaded, the mouse icon turns into the busy symbol. The task manager won't open either after I press ctrl +alt + del. I have tried restarting my computer in safe mode and running the avg scan again but that either causes the computer to overheat and shut down or the computer freezes up halfway through the scan. I ran chkdsk once which took about 5 hours to complete and I am still having problems. The only thing I have downloaded/updated recently has been ccleaner which I did earlier in the day. Could having this program along with AVG be causing my computer to freeze up? I've had both these programs on my computer for about a year without any problems.

A:Desktop freezes upon clicking icon or start menu

Sounds like a virus or other malware
If not that may actually be the hard drive
See if you can run these hard drive tests.
Hard drive scan usings SeaTools http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools

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Hey all! My sony vaio vgn-fj290 was working fine this morning, and when I opened it this evening the log-in screen was frozen. Upon restart, it freezes where the green bars signify Windows loading. The comp starts in safe mode w/ networking just fine.

I am running on Windows Vista Ultimate, 32 bit service pack 1.

The only thing recently installed was Adobe Reader 9.2 update, but have since removed it thinking it might have had something to do with the problem.

I've also tried everything in this thread, as it was a similar problem, to no avail:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...up-237218.html

I have also tried Windows restore at 3 different time points, all with no luck.

Please help!, and thanks for your time!

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I really need some help with this, I have read many posts in here and none had solved my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6843 and since last thursday my computer freezes when it enters the desktop.
Anything I don wont work, the mouse moves, but I cant do anything, and the HD appears to be working nonstop. The cursor only shows the blue circle indicating activity.
In safe mode (with or without networking), it works fine, I have ran many antiviruses in safe mode, but when I restart the computer it freezes again.
It never happened before, and I never updated for SP1, it came that way when I bought it. It has never presented this issue before, and I dont recall installing anything software or hardware. It just suddenly happened.

Any help will be deeply, deeply appretiated.

My system:
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bits SP1
Toshiba Satellite A305-s6843
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10ghz
4gb ram
2 X 200gb HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD3470.

Thanks in advance. Im desperate.

A:Windows vista 64 bit freezes at desktop

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Hi jcvalle,

I would suggest you run system file checker and checkdisk in safe mode as this can fix many problems and try windows defender as well and the malicious software removal tool if you haven't already. If this does fix the problem then I would install SP1 as soon as you can.

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I have spent 2 wks trying to resolve an unknown issue with my almost 1 yr old acer aspire 8930g laptop. Currently, I have restored it back to a couple days ago, since the latest unknown issue began yesterday a.m. when I booted it up and was told my vista was illegal and it would not let me input the OEM (much less the sticker SN) serial number. After viewing in repair, it seems 2 updates for windows were installed the previous nite, and since this had never happened before (my os shipped loaded on my laptop last may and is legal) and the initial message upon boot said "unauthorized changes were made to the system" I can only assume 1 of the 2 updates caused it, so restored to just before those updates and changed automatic updating to let me view and decide.

That said, here are my specs:
Acer Aspire 8930g
Intel Core2 Duo T6400 2.0ghz (x2)
2 HDs (500 gb total; 1/2 used)
4 gb RAM
Nvidea 9600M w/1 gb DRAM
OS Vista Home Premium 64bit

Have never had a single issue with laptop till 2 wks ago, while playing a video game (not online) and it froze up. I had to hard boot to get out of it and after a few more instances of same, starting game didn't even show I had ever played. Game data was still in folder, updated to first freeze, so I began looking for issue.

I had installed Norton Security Suite a few days prior and wondered if it was the culprit (tho I couldn't fathom this being the case) and prior to that had been using combo of Avast and SuperAntispyware suc... Read more

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Here's the problem ; I click on the START menu , and it opens fine. But.... when I slide the cursor up and stop on my choice for opening -- FREEZE !! The next drop-down menu doesn't open - it appears simply as an empty rectangle, as if you used the cursor to create a rectangle selection area.
Nothing I try will close the first stage of the START menu, and I cant force it to open the next layer of shortcuts, no matter what I try. This can last maybe 30 seconds or more. (never timed, but a very long wait!)
NEXT; when the next drop-down menu finally appears -- one guess. If I need to go one more step / layer? into the menu shortcuts ..... it happens again!!! Now it's frozen with the initial START menu up, plus whatever drop-down menu I chose to get to where I want.
I've read a handful of posts on this, and just cant decide on a direction...and/or there's a slight variance in the problem description. OR... and most annoying, is all the links to a developer's magic cure for all Windows ailments. Hate that - learned early on that it rarely is going to fix your particular problem.
Any thoughts? ideas? .... similar experiences?(< which might actually lead me to the fix ;- )

A:VISTA Start Menu Freezes !

Hi can you clarify which operating system your using you have xp under your signature and this is vista and win 7 also posting the make and model of your computer or if a custom build the make and model of your motherboard,cpu,gpu,ram,and psu will be of help to us

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Every time i turn my computer on, it will load up to the desktop and then about 30 seconds after it will just freeze up. I can't press any keys and the mouse won't move. The only option i have is to reset it but even that doesn't work so i have to turn it off at the back. Sometimes it takes me up tp 6 tries to get it working without it freezing.

About 2 months ago i had this exact same problem. It gradually got worse to the point where it wouldn't turn on at all and would just stay on the screen (i don't know what you call it but its black and has the white writing with options) and would go round in circles saying i could try a system restore but that wouldn't work. At the time i also tried it in safe mode and the same happened. It froze up then too. So i went to a computer repair shop and they supposedly fixed it.

But now it is happening again. The only good thing i guess is once i get it turned on without it freezing is that it works for the whole day with no problems. It's just that first time i turn it on in the day. I have checked for viruses, registry errors, everything i can think of but it is still doing the same freezing thing.

This is from speccy about my system info...
Summary
Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz 37 ?C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
6.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD MS-7380 (CPU 1)
Graphics
HP w1907 @ 14... Read more

A:Windows Vista freezes after start up

Can you try creating another account and see if it happens with the new account?

Control Panel > User Accounts

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Hi.I'm having problems with vista home premium 32 bit.Recently it's began to freeze a few minutes after start up and it seems to be getting worse,freezing earlier every time.I can't do anything when it freezes,nothing responds.I either have to manually restart or leave it a couple of minutes to restart by itself.
I've ran memtest86 a few passes over thinking maybe it was the ram but i get no errors.I have 4gigs (2*2gb pc26400 kingston and q6600 processor) so it's not due to lack of ram.I've ran sfc / scannow and chkdsk.I've lost my installation vista cd though and can't repair windows.I have kaspersky internet suite 2009 and have ran a full system scan.Nothing comes up.I've checked in event viewer for errors but nothing suspicious appears.That's all i really have knowledge of doing,and would appreciate any assistance.thanks

A:vista freezes a few minutes after start up

It's my graphics card.When i run windows with basic display it doesn't freeze.I have a geforce 8500gt 256mb with the latest drivers.I uninstalled the older drivers and ran driver sweeper in safe mode to completely remove traces of the older drivers so i don't think that's the cause.I'm assuming that there is something wrong with the card.

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Well..I recently updated my BIOS. After doing so, my Vista and Xp partitions recognized the chipset's onboard i/o devices as uninstalled. My Xp OS asked me to install the drivers for these devices. I popped the disc in, and installed them on both partitions of Xp. Shortly after, I began recognizing this weird screen glitch. It seemed as if pixels were being dragged to a side in some areas. This seemed to mainly occur when I would drag one window from one monitor the the next using dualview. I then thought I should've reinstalled the drivers because when I did, my system crashed the first time I attempted an install. The install could've been cut short, not fully installing what I needed. I installed, and began seeing that my computer would freeze when accessing display properties>settings (tab). To condense this, my computer just freezes up right as I boot and get to my desktop.

What can I do to solve this and make it work..I've run a registry repar and removed a video card.

EVGA 7100/630i GeForce Mobo
Pentium Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz CPU w/ Xigmatech Heatsink
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 PC2-6400 2x1GB RAM
Seagate Barracuda 2x250GBs: 7200.11 (Vista/125GB,Xp/125GB), ES.2 (Xp/250GB) HDD's
Ultra 500w X-Connect PSU
HP DVD Burner

Temporarily Removed-MSI 8500GT 512MB Video Card

A:Xp freezes when boots to desktop, but Vista still alive..

I may just go ahead and format both XP's for a clean install. Vista installs the drivers automatically, while XP asks for me to install from the disc.

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hi
I am really clueless to what has infected my laptop - vaio vista 64x
it all started 4 days ago- vista just won't start in normal mode
I tried to do a system restore on safe mode but the system restore tab is missing. I cannot run avast (what i used to have before) nor delete the program. windows defender is off.
I tried lots of things but to no avail. since i can not run dds the only hints i can give you are
on safe mode:
escan freezes checking either ntbt.txt or notepad.exe
mbam freezes checking cic.dll
spybot on FakeAlert.mhg
dds - the procedure couldnot be located in DLL sfc.dll
Vista starts normal now but Everything just freezes after that.
Please help.
i just managed to run dds

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by girum at 13:22:45.49 on Thu 04/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.49.1031.18.2038.1559 [GMT 2:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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 netsvcs
C:\Win... Read more

A:vista just freezes after start and can not run dds on safe mode

hi
I am really clueless to what has infected my laptop
it all started 6 days ago- vista just won't start in normal mode
I tried to do a system restore on safe mode but the system restore tab is missing. I cannot run avast (what i used to have before) nor delete the program. windows defender is off.
I tried lots of things including combofix but to no avail.
I can't run gmer. it crashes and brings the blue screen.
here are the log files:
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by girum at 13:22:45.49 on Thu 04/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.49.1031.18.2038.1559 [GMT 2:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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 netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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I upgraded to Vista x64 about two months ago to take advantage of the full 4 gigabyte of RAM on my system. I am using an AMD X2 (939) 64 4400 with two MB of cache, on a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset , GDDR 3 Nvidia 6800 SLI XT card, PC 2700 memory and a newer high-end power supply.
My question is, from day one after installing Vista x64, my start menu and task bar freezes up every hour and 58 minutes, almost to the minute. I have to log out and restart it, at which time it works perfectly for another hour and 58 minutes. It is not a big deal, and I am hoping the new service pack will take care of the problem, but as the debate of its release continues, I was hoping for a quicker solution.
Thanks in advance for any help on this problem that is more of an inconvenience than a major issue. I like Vista x64, and save this one problem, it has been a great experience and I am happy I upgraded.

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hi,

windows 7 x64 on my laptop (intel core i5 @ 2.50ghz, 4 gb ram) has recently started freezing for a few seconds every few seconds, when i'm doing just about anything: browsing the web, copying files, using text redactor, etc. only the mouse cursor responds, control is back after a couple of seconds.

* the behaviour remains the same when booting in the safe mode
* there are no cpu or memory usage peaks in process explorer
* there are no hardware conflicts in device manager
* there are no critical errors in system log
* there is no antivirus active
* hardware tests (memory, etc.) do not report any errors

i suspect this has started after i've updated all the drivers from manufacturer's site, but i am not 100% sure. anyway, i do not know which driver has caused this and i cannot easily restore to the previous state.

how do i find the culprit?
 

A:windows 7 freezes for a few seconds every few seconds

mine did that and found out it was the search engine I was using .. I was using Google and now use Bing and it no longer does that...
 

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hi,

windows 7 x64 on my laptop (intel core i5 @ 2.50ghz, 4 gb ram) has recently started freezing for a few seconds every few seconds, when i'm doing just about anything: browsing the web, copying files, using text redactor, etc. only the mouse cursor responds, control is back after a couple of seconds.

* the behaviour remains the same when booting in the safe mode
* there are no cpu or memory usage peaks in process explorer
* there are no hardware conflicts in device manager
* there are no critical errors in system log
* there is no antivirus active
* hardware tests (memory, etc.) do not report any errors

i suspect this has started after i've updated all the drivers from manufacturer's site, but i am not 100% sure. anyway, i do not know which driver has caused this and i cannot easily restore to the previous state.

how do i find the culprit?

A:windows 7 freezes for a few seconds every few seconds

Hi did you get the drivers from the laptop makers site do they have a older version of your video driver which you could try this is really trial and error to find the culprit but since it is freezing the video driver is as good a place to start

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Hello, I have a 11 months old Notebook Tecra9 Toshiba running on vista 32 bits. Recently i'm experience frequent freezes (the desktop, not internet explorer) when using IE7 and also the taskbar would freeze, seems to be caused by audioclientrpc. My laptop is in french, but it's the same report problem as the english version:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918e5d
Hang Signature: 7ce1
Hang Type: 128
Waiting on Application Name: svchost.exe:AudioClientRpc
Waiting on Application Version: 0.0.0.0
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 2: 0c9f
Additional Hang Signature 3: a56c4207c57f0df533c0ba603853928d
Additional Hang Signature 4: 7ce1
Additional Hang Signature 5: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 6: 0c9f
Additional Hang Signature 7: a56c4207c57f0df533c0ba603853928d

A:Vista freezes randomly plus taskbar also freezes

I have the same program hanging as well. Have you been able to find a solution yet?

It's driving me crazy as the only thing I've changed on my computer recently was upgrading the RAM from 1 to 2 gigs.

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why does my vista home basic freeze when i copy files from my MSproDuo or desktop?
 

A:My vista laptop freezes when I try to copy or move files to my desktop

could be anything. maybe you state this question here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu15.html
 

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Long story short, my pc fell off my desk. I thought it was ruined. I hooked it all back up and tried booting up, no success. It would just go to the welcome screen and stay there. After a few times of trying this it let my put in my password. I entered it and the time at the bottom right is all screwed up. It boots up some stuff and then just freezes. I've put in my Vista boot disk that came with my pc, and it said there was no problems. I just found an old hard drive that I put the windows 7 Beta on a while back, thats what I am using now. So I know its not a PC hardware issue, must be the harddrive. Anyone know what I can do to fix this, or at least get my files off? Like music and apps ect.

A:Vista SP2 takes a long time to boot and then freezes at desktop

and welcome to the Forum


You can try taking the drive out and temporarily attach to a working pc to salvage files . . it works best if you attach to the secondary channel, the one with the CD/DVD drives.

How to slave a hard drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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I am having trouble with my computer....when I try to click on something like My Documents the computer screen freezes...and I am able to move my mouse....but it won't let me click on anything.....and I try ctrl/alt/delete and sometimes it freezes to! This happening makes it very difficult for me to do anything! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!

My system information:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002

1.99 GHz, 256MB of ram,
CPU 2.00GHz

A:Green Flash Then Freezes

hey amanda,

we need a bit more info here to help you out? first of all have you scan your computer for any spware or viruses? good spyware programs include spybot and adware SE and both can be downloaded from www.majorgeeks.com

a good anti-virus program is AVG which can also be downloaded from the same site. all are free. assuming you downloaded the three programs install them all and update them first. then run spybot, adware SE, and even AVG and see if they detect any spyware, trojan, and viruses.

you can check the eventlog and see if the computer is posting any error. to get to the eventlog, right click on my computer -> click on manage -> and then click on eventviewer. there on the right double-click on applications and look for any "X" marks.

does the problem happen frequently?

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When I Open My Pc, It Kepps Loading but sometimes, it ends then im going to click on start menu and then it loads again, i've waited 1 hour but nothing change, can someone help me to fix it? via telephone 633-0346 or via reply messages help me please =(
 

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hi, i have a problem that my computer freezes with green lines on the screen and ive done several checks on the hardwares.. and the store where i bought my computer.. already did a replacement on my video card, RAM and motherboard and did a several stress test on the computer and didnt freeze at all and when time i bring home my computer it freezes up on me at random.. no specific time...
i have
ASUS p5g41t-m lx3 MOBO
nvidia gt200 1gb 512bit
1 tb of hdd
4 gm of RAM
huntkey 550v PSU
windows 7 86x
and a ASUS LCD AL series..

just wanna asked if theres any possible problem that my VGA cable or the LCD itself has a problem..

any advice?? thanks/./

A:Computer Freezes with green lines..

Check the video cables first, and what is the exact model number of the PSU?

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Hello,

I have a big problem, and can't solve it alone. My XP is freezing every 2 seconds. It's unresponsive for about 1/2 second every 2-3 seconds. During this time, Mouse clicks and keyboard modifiers (ie. shift/ctrl) are lost and mouse movements and keyboard letter/numbers are delayed for 1/2 second or more. The sounds and movies are also blocked every 2 seconds, at the same time when cursor is blocked. I followed the 5 steps for the hijack help, so here it is.

My machine:

Intel Pentium 3.0, 2 GB Ram, 250 GB Hard Disk, Asus P5GD2X Motherboard. Windows XP SP2.

PANDA LOG:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/FastClick Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Marko Felinger\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\c826blo7.default\cookies.txt[.fastclick.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/BurstNet Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Marko Felinger\Application Data... Read more

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hi all, in the last months i've been facing this problem, as in title:
quite often, most of all if the computer is doing some "heavy" work like watching a video or video games, it freezes, leaving me watching the same still screen for a few seconds and not being able to move the cursor or pressing any letter. then screen gets back "moving". audio often continues even when the screen is still.
i've already installed the last video drivers, and the pc is surely "clean" by virus or malwares because i've installed windows 7 a few days ago, and formatted all the hdd.
also, i had windows 8 before, and the problem was there already. i'm quite afraid it's an hardware problem, but at least i'd like to do some other tests before being sure about it.
last thing, pc overheats, reaching 80? if i do something "heavy" for a lot of time, but the problem doesn't occurr after the pc is heated, even when it's still cold.

sorry for my english, hope what i wrote is clear.

A:pc freezes for few seconds

  
Quote: Originally Posted by scarecrowGin


hi all, in the last months i've been facing this problem, as in title:
quite often, most of all if the computer is doing some "heavy" work like watching a video or video games, it freezes, leaving me watching the same still screen for a few seconds and not being able to move the cursor or pressing any letter. then screen gets back "moving". audio often continues even when the screen is still.
i've already installed the last video drivers, and the pc is surely "clean" by virus or malwares because i've installed windows 7 a few days ago, and formatted all the hdd.
also, i had windows 8 before, and the problem was there already. i'm quite afraid it's an hardware problem, but at least i'd like to do some other tests before being sure about it.
last thing, pc overheats, reaching 80? if i do something "heavy" for a lot of time, but the problem doesn't occurr after the pc is heated, even when it's still cold.

sorry for my english, hope what i wrote is clear.


Have you physically cleaned the system, taken the sides off and actually removed any dust buildup and the like with special emphasis on the fans? If that has been done or if you try it without success, you may have a problem with the heat sink on the CPU.

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Nothing was wrong with my computer before, built it in March of this year. Gaming computer paid 3000 for it, but suddenly it stopped working properly.

I go upstairs and when I come back down it froze, so I just restarted it but no, it happened again and I kept restarting it about 4 or 5 times more and after 30 seconds if it starting up it freezes.

I went to Safe-Mode to try and fix it but soon as I go into safe mode my computer will freeze after thirty seconds as well..

I got to restore computer, backup in safe-mode after all the tries, but soon as I clicked it it said I have no points? Something happened before and I had points to restore too now I don't but no it's freezing so quickly I can't do anything in Safe Mode or regular.

Is something wrong with the Hardrive(which I think) or a virus, because I have AVG and scan 2-3 times a day and I scanned a couple of hours before and it said no threats every things clean... Help!? Please and thank you.:bang head:

Also sorry if this isn't the right area to place this I wasn't sure and just guessed, sorry if its wrong.

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Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. It freezes after 10-30 seconds.
The problem started since yesterday. I was extracting a rar file when it froze, so I restarted the computer and it only loaded until the welcome page and froze. However after several restarts and safe mode logins it arrives at the desktop page (with almost all of the files missing both in the desktop and my document however the files still populate the C drive as only little space is left on the C drive as before) and freezes after 10-30 seconds, while working extremely slowly during this time. I am unable to complete the system restore as it freezes by the time it reaches the 2nd and 3rd step of the systems restore.
I have also started to get a message saying srtsexcl.dat is corrupted please run Chkdsk.
Can anyone help me solve this problem? I need the files on the computer as I?m a student and they are weeks and weeks of work.
Many Thanks

A:PC freezes after 10-30 seconds

Exactly what file were you extracting and why? If you had no problems before you extracted that file, the problem lies there!

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Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. It freezes after 10-30 seconds.
The problem started since yesterday. I was extracting a rar file when it froze, so I restarted the computer and it only loaded until the welcome page and froze. However after several restarts and safe mode logins it arrives at the desktop page (with almost all of the files missing both in the desktop and my document however the files still populate the C drive as only little space is left on the C drive as before) and freezes after 10-30 seconds, while working extremely slowly during this time. I am unable to complete the system restore as it freezes by the time it reaches the 2nd and 3rd step of the systems restore.
I have also started to get a message saying srtsexcl.dat is corrupted please run Chkdsk.
Can anyone help me solve this problem? I need the files on the computer as Iím a student and they are weeks and weeks of work.
Many Thanks
 

A:PC freezes after 10-30 seconds

Are you running Norton AV?

Download,install and run HiJackThis

Run the scan and save log file option
When the LOG file opens in Notepad, Edit > Select All, Edit > Copy

Then return here and in a reply post, Paste

You may be infected.
 

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From time to time, our new Inspiron 5559 locks up for a few seconds.   The keyboard quits working, and the mouse stops moving.  Then the "spinny wheel" comes up for a couple more seconds, and then the computer goes back to normal.  Whatever you type while it's frozen never shows up.  Sometimes this happens every minute or so, and other times it's fine for hours.  Ran a full virus scan and the Dell diagnostic and nothing  has come up.  Any suggestions?  Thanks

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As I've mentioned in the topic name, whole Win7 freezes after opening an application, or trying to (un)install something... After approx 5-10 seconds everything works as normal but that lag is annoying... I'using Norton Internet Security 2013 for a few weeks, and only couple of days has this been going on, so I doubt that it's real time scanner is the cause...
But I'll let you guys and girls try to figure out what is the culprit, so recommend any type of scans and I'll post all the logs that you need

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A:Everything freezes for few seconds when...

How does the machine behave in safe mode?

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So, my laptop which has the 64-bit version of vista, freezes up after a few minutes of start up. Then the screen/display messes up and there are bars of colors everywhere. It might just be the display issue that's causing the freezing, but I'm really unsure. I might be able to post a picture of what's wrong, but I can't seem to find my camera atm.

Edit: My laptop's an HP Pavillion, I have Avast! and Commodo installed for protection, and my graphic card's an ATI Radeion (I can't remember what type, sorry.)

A:Windows Vista freezes up after a few minutes of start up, and then the screen/display messes up

I'm currently facing three chronic Vista problems, so I decided to combine them into one thread.

1. System Restore gives me an incorrect parameter error when I launch it, when I click OK (the only option, it quits). I don't know the exact error message.

2. Windows update gives me error 8007002 when I go and check for updates; all my update history has also been wiped. (The check runs for a while, then stops and gives me 8007002.

3. My internet stops working after resuming from sleep.

Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2z

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