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Need help to fix video screen random freezing + sometimes audio freezing as well.

Q: Need help to fix video screen random freezing + sometimes audio freezing as well.

Need help fixing screen freezing which happens at random intervals e.g. sometimes around every 20mins, sometimes even faster. Sometimes the audio freezes as well. Tried troubleshooting tools and some online research but wasn't helpful. Would be helpful if someone could help me out asap
Here are the computer specs:
Alienware 17 R4
windows 10
I7 6700HQ
16gb ram
64 bit
intel graphics hd
GTX1070

Thanks in advance :)

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Preferred Solution: Need help to fix video screen random freezing + sometimes audio freezing as well.

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Hi everyone,

I'm running a custom built PC with Windows XP Home SP2, AMD Sempron Processor 3300+ 2GHz, 10/08/2005-SiS-760-6A7I7FKAC-00 Motherboard (according to aida32), 512MB RAM. Often, when I play an audio or video file, it plays perfectly well for a while (ranging from a few seconds to several minutes) and then audio is completely lost (also youtube videos only will play for 2 seconds after this happens). At first I thought that maybe it was a software problem, but it still occurs with each multimedia application I have. The sound returns on a reboot, but the problem still occurs all the time. Any ideas about how to solve this?

Also, on a slightly unrelated note, the pc also sometimes freezes; usually when several applications are running, bit it has been known to happen when barely anything is open. Strangely, the cursor will not move, but remains on screen for a few seconds and then disappears completely. Is this due to a lack of RAM, or is there another way to solve this?

I hope I have provided enough information.

Thanks in advance,

Mizutakahiiro
 

A:Random audio loss and freezing

Please can anyone help my try and solve this problem? If you need me to run a diagnostics program, please tell me and I'll post the necessary log file.
 

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I've been having this problem for several months. It first started after a period where I didn't use my computer for a long time, and now randomly occurs whenever I'm using the computer. The issue is that the computer freezes completely and produces a loud buzzing noise, presumably looping whatever audio it was trying to play. When the computer isn't making noise and it freezes, no buzzing occurs. The problem happens more often in heavy gameplay or if I'm in a video call on Google Hangouts, but it occurs even if I just turn my computer on and leave it at the login screen sometimes. It can happen in 5 minutes or after several days. I've updated nVidia drivers, audio drivers, reinstalled windows, updated from 8.1 to 10, run memcheck, and nothing's worked.

Here's my system info:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-28 18:22 EST-0500

Here is an output from HWMonitor from basic web browsing/low use:

Spoiler: HWMonitor
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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
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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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

I'm attaching the zip file required.

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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Hi, my computer will always randomly freeze for 1-3 seconds when I do normal tasks (like using chrome and skype). The freezes cause audio and mouse to also freeze during that time.

I tried to swap CPUs, get a new mobo, use different RAM and nothing works. I've got this problem since Windows 8. But its been progressively worse. Now I also sometimes have problems POSTing and the display will turn black when I boot up to the login screen.

I used latencymon to check which drivers are causing the problem and when I disable my GPU drivers the stuttering is gone. I don't have any of these problems when using DirectX apps. My GTX 660 has the latest drivers installed.

A:Random audio stuttering and mouse freezing with normal use

I posted some more info into this issue with LatencyMon. It looks like it has something to do with dxgkrnl.sys and Wdf01000.sys. They both have the highest DPC and ISR counts. Not sure what to do cause i cant reinstall DirectX.


Code:
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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. Also one or more ISR routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:07:29 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Computer name: WILSON
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
Hardware: ... Read more

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Hi, my computer will always randomly freeze for 1-3 seconds when I do normal tasks (like using chrome and skype). The freezes cause audio and mouse to also freeze during that time.

I tried to swap CPUs, get a new mobo, use different RAM and nothing works. I've got this problem since Windows 8. But its been progressively worse. Now I also sometimes have problems POSTing and the display will turn black when I boot up to the login screen.

I used latencymon to check which drivers are causing the problem and when I disable my GPU drivers the stuttering is gone. I don't have any of these problems when using DirectX apps. My GTX 660 has the latest drivers installed.

A:Random audio stuttering and mouse freezing with normal use

I posted some more info into this issue with LatencyMon. It looks like it has something to do with dxgkrnl.sys and Wdf01000.sys. They both have the highest DPC and ISR counts. Not sure what to do cause i cant reinstall DirectX.


Code:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. Also one or more ISR routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:07:29 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SYSTEM INFORMATION
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Computer name: WILSON
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
Hardware: ... Read more

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Hello. I just registered.
My PC keeps freezing while I watch a movie or listen to music. It acts like in this video:

I plugged it into a new wall socket, and cleaned it from dust, updated Windows 10 to version 1511, and I even moved the ram memory in different slots, but the buzz still happens for a millisecond. I haven't experienced this in games afaik though.

Can anyone please help me? It is getting annoying. Before Windows 10, I had Windows 8.1, but I upgraded. This happened with Windows 8.1 as well.

Please someone help me. Many thanks.
 

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Hello, I have run into multiple problems lately that I haven't been able to solve. The first thing that has happened is sometimes my computer will just freeze for half a second. Usually when I am watching/streaming video or playing a game, but sometimes while just browsing as well.

Second, I am now getting audio distortion for half a second. Like the sound is being stretched out and distorted, this has only been happening for a few days.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Audio Distortion / Video and game freezing

First and foremost can you please fill in your your system specs by following the included link so we know what we are working with. System Info - See Your System Specs

We need to see something along the lines of this:

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Hello. I just registered. My PC keeps freezing while I watch a movie or listen to music.

It acts like in this video:
You Tube




I even plugged it into a new wall socket, and cleaned it from dust, updated Windows 10 to version 1511, and I even moved the ram memory in different slots, but the buzz still happens for a millisecond. I haven't experienced this in games afaik though.

Can anyone please help me? It is getting annoying. Before Windows 10, I had Windows 8.1, but I upgraded. This happened with Windows 8.1 as well.

My specs: Intel Core i7-4790K, 4200 MHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB) 8 GB RAM

Please someone help me. Many thanks.

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Hi, I know that there have been alot of posts about this issue, but I have tried everything. When I stream hd videos on (youtube, netflix or play any video games) my audio and sometimes video freeeze for 5 sec, and it happens around every 10 seconds, in addition sometimes the mouse also lags too and seems like the computer is about to freeze. This happened today after my computer got a blue screen of death (Kernel Security Failed Check). I have clean installed my graphic drivers, updated bios firmwear, check/updated my sound card, realtek audio device, I have tried everything but nothing seems to be working, I was wondering if I am forced to rma the laptop or would this issue be solved with a clean install or even better a fix that wouldnt cause me to do either of these things. In addition I have noticed that my graphics card had a big decrase in performance, specifically prior to today my card was getting 120fps solid on CSGO and LOL but now it only gets around 98 fps.

In addition I ran sfc /scannow for my harddrive and it said that Windows Resource Protection did not find any violations

Thank you for your help,

Alex

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I see this issue has been discussed but my situation seems to be different. I have random freezing of the screen on my PC which requires a restart to clear. I have always assembled my own PC so refer to my system build at the tab below. I have run the Mem86 test and with 8 passes at 26 hours no faults where detected. I then ran window 10 Driver Verifier to scope out a problem with BSOD it found Trend Micro was causing them that problem was solved. My drivers are all up to date, as are Windows updates. The only update I can do is there is one newer BIOS version 2201 that is dated a couple of months after the version of 2201 I have on board. With BIOS I believe in don't fix it is it aint broke. The new BIOS addresses some USB issues I don't think I have. The HHD's are all working up to snuff. I have a basic keyboard that has a wired USB connection, and my track ball, an Logitech M570 is wireless hooked up via it's unifying module. I have checked the device manager in safe mode and I can find no faults listed there. Last but not least is my Windows 10 Home is a clean install. on a new HHD. This system is the heart of my AV system. The main LG monitor is connected via DVI, the LG 55 inch HDTV is connected via HDMI to my Onkyo TX-NR709. The PC recognizes the Onkyo as the HDTV monitor. When the screen freezes the HDTV if it is switched to being a second monitor for the PC freezes as well.

So What else can I look at?

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Hey everybody. I've been experiencing an issue recently, where, whenever I select my computer to operate in either "Balanced" or "High performance" mode via power options the audio will become very crackly and the video will freeze every minute or so for a few seconds. If I set the computer to "Power saver" the problem goes away, but naturally, my computer starts to run much slower as a result. Is my computer not getting enough power, or something? I'm on an Acer Aspire TC-120 (ES21) running Windows 8.1 64 bit. Any help is much appreciated.

DPC Latency: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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Sorry if this has been posted before but I couldn't find any threads on this forum that addressed my issue. I'm not sure if it's a hardware or software issue either.

So I'm running vista x64 and recently, when I'm watching a video (I use VLC) or playing a song (winamp), the audio will stutter/skip a split second every so often. Sometimes the audio will skip and the screen will freeze for 2-10 seconds at a time. Oddly enough, things are fine when I run a game that requires alot of resources.

Lately I installed a third hard drive (Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB). I think this might be tied to the issue somehow since it seems like things started mucking up after that but I'm not sure what to do about it. Is the hard drive not getting sufficient power?

I've tried running malware scans, updating my drivers, etc. Maybe my programs missed something and it's actually due to a virus?

Also, it seems like the hard drive has become disconnected and then reconnected again a few times as windows pops open one of those "windows has detected a new blahblah what would you like to do" menus.

Any help would be appreciated. This is getting really annoying!

System specs:
Processor: Intel e4600
Memory: A-DATA 4gb DDR2
Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI
HDs:Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB, Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB, Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
Graphics card: ECS N9600 GT 512 MB
PSU: Rosewill RP500-2 500W ATX 12V

A:Audio skipping/screen freezing

Do you have a lot of other programs running at the same time?
Is the bottom right corner of your screen have several icons showing?
Have you defragged the hard drives recently?
Have you been to the Asus site to check for updated drivers?

As for the new blah blah I will need you to be a bit more specific.
What is plugged into the USB ports?
Anything new added when this happens?

There are a few other possibilities but these are often the normal causes and should be looked at first.

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Hi. Thank you for your time and expertise
For a while now I've had mostly BSOD 0x00000124 appearing on my screen when watching online videos(except YouTube) or whenever I played PC games on maximum video settings.
I decided to re-install Windows, assuming that software is the problem. Though after that not only did the BSOD stay, but also my computer started freezing randomly(on start-up, while installing updates, browsing the internet).
Also I installed Zorin OS 6. After a few minutes of browsing the internet(using Chrome) it also froze.
I tried running MemTest86+(using a CD) but after about 10 min. the computer screen shuts down on its own.
What should I do?

A:(Playing online video, 3D games)BSOD 0x00000124, random freezing

Please post back the following information:

Windows Updates and Activation

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I have this issue where sometimes when playing a game, whenever it's about to load a new audio asset, the game briefly freezes. Like for instance, I'm playing the Brutal Doom mod, and it will go fine for a little while but whenever I"m about to for example fire a new weapon, it will freeze itself for a second to seemingly load the new audio file for the gun being shot. There are other games that do this as well. Also, sometimes when watching a video on YouTube, I get audio stutter for a few seconds.

I've done scans with Avast!, Malware Bytes, and Spybot and so far nothing conclusive has come up. I ran the Intel Driver Update program and updated several drivers, but that hasn't fixed it. I also tried disabling Andrea ST but that didn't fix it neither. I've had this laptop for several years now, and it never did this until recently.

Here is a Speccy Link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HTOvaCdvUZG6UjYSenWcXLn
 

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Hi

Last day I was downloading some torrent file when it started. The videos started breaking up and even the cursor movements started becoming jerky. Generally such problems get rectified on restarting the computer but this time, nada. I store stuffs on an external HD connected through USB. I tried reinstalling VLC, defragmenting both the drives and a disk cleanup as well, total antivirus scan and even changing the usb ports, but no improvement. I wonder if it is a software/USB port/ external HD/ virus/ RAM or some other problem all together. Please help me out.

OS Windows XP Home SP 3
Intel Pentium M 1.70 GHz RAM 1.46 GB
Norton 360 antivirus.
 

A:Laptop freezing for seconds making jerky audio/video playbacks

Remove Norton 360 and see if the jerkyness stops. You may have a malware infection that Norton missed
 

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I am hearing random windows selection noises as if you were clicking something in internet explorer and commercials for Lysol and similar products whether I am browsing the internet (I use Firefox) or playing a game.

I was trying to play an online game but I was getting minimized quite often.

I had recently installed Avast anti-virus and Online Armor firewall after this started happening just because I wanted to switch but, they seemed to slow my computer down so I got rid of them. My computer was taking a very long time to start up and after I uninstalled Online Armor, things were back to normal.

My computer has also been freezing.

I do have a Windows CD available.




DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brandon at 13:31:40.26 on Tue 08/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.567 [GMT -5:00]

FW: Online Armor Firewall *disabled* {B797DAA0-7E2E-4711-8BB3-D12744F1922A}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Emsisoft\Online Armor\OAcat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe 4
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe 4
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResp... Read more

A:Random clicking noises, audio commercials, slow startup, game minimization, freezing.

Hi oaev and welcome to TSF,

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies (if you haven't already) as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If you have any questions, please ask them before you begin. Then either print out, or 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.

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I am sorry to tell you that one or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan / rootkit .

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation. Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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My laptop is running Windows 7 x64 and it will randomly freeze up and show the blue screen of death. Attachment included.

A:[SOLVED] Random freezing and Blue Screen

Hi -

Your Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter driver needs to be updated -

Code:
athrx.sys Mon Oct 05 12:33:57 2009 (4ACA1FF5)
http://sysnative.com/0x1/DriverReference.html#athrx.sys

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD SUMMARY

Code:



Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\061911-25412-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17592.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Sun Jun 19 17:20:15.158 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 3 days 15:05:57.797
BugCheck D1, {538, 2, 0, fffff88003e92836}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+59836 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_athrx+59836
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments 00000000`00000538 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 fffff880`03e92836

[CPU Information]
~MHz = REG_DWORD 2660
Component Information = REG_BINARY 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
Configuration Data = REG_FULL_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTOR ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
Identifier = REG_SZ Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
ProcessorNameString = REG_SZ Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9550 @ 2.66GHz
Update Signature = REG_BINARY 0,0,0,0,7,a,0,0
Update Status = REG_DWORD 6
VendorIdentifier = REG_SZ GenuineIntel
MSR8B = REG_QWORD a0700000000

Machine ID Information [Fro... Read more

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Problem with antivirus causing Blue Screen of Death?
Hi i just had a blue screen come up, it said something like:

Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal

something like that, when it restarted it said the problem had been caused by the antivirus but it's not sure why.

I've checked and my anti-virus is up to date but avast is running the anit spyware and malware protection, i am already running superantispyware, is that what's causing the problem or is it something else? how can i fix this

A:Blue Screen Crashing and random freezing

try coming offline and disable each program that you suspect one by one then renable one by one if a fault exists you may find the culprit good luck

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Hello

I've tried all the test's in the "before posting your minidumps" thread and I still have failed to identify exactly what the problem is with my Laptop.

I have randomly been getting Blue Screen Stop Errors, Slightly different each time but generally it is a 0x0000077 KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.

Also it has been making a lot of funny clicky/processing noises which I think is coming from the hard drive now and again, with windows suddenly freezing for a bit mid process then eventually continuing, or leading to a blue or sometimes completely black screen.This then leads to me shutting down the laptop and rebooting to get a "windows has recovered from a serious error" message when i get back to the desktop. Diagnostics tests don't seem to have picked up anything out of the ordinary, so I am not really sure what to do next. My laptop started behaving like this a few weeks ago, then it seemed to go back to normal out of the blue, but it seems to have come back and gotten worse over that last few days.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5150 if that is of any help, and I have attached 5 minidumps.

Please Help!
 

A:Blue Screen Error and random freezing

Hi,

The culprit is bad paging space or hardware at hard disk. Run sfc /scannow and reallocate the paging space.


BugCheck 77, {c000000e, c000000e, 0, 352000}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiMakeOutswappedPageResident+37e )
Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
ERROR: FindPlugIns 8007007b
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************
KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR (77)
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Caused by
bad block in paging file or disk controller error.
In the case when the first arguments is 0 or 1, the stack signature
in the kernel stack was not found. Again, bad hardware.
An I/O status of c000009c (STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR) or
C000016AL (STATUS_DISK_OPERATION_FAILED) normally indicates
the data could not be read from the disk due to a bad
block. Upon reboot autocheck will run and attempt to map out the bad
sector. If the status is C0000185 (STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR) and the paging
file is on a SCSI disk device, then the cabling and termination should be
checked. See the knowledge base article on SCSI termination.
Arguments:
Arg1: c00000... Read more

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Hi guys

I'm really hoping someone can help me out here as I am getting nowhere alone.
My build keeps crashing and I dont know why. I have attached the Dumps and my specs are or should be, in my sig

thank you very much for taking the time to look

EDIT: Here is a speccy log if it helps

Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X2 555 31 ?C
Callisto 45nm Technology
RAM
12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A785TD-V EVO (AM3)
Graphics
Acer H223HQ @ 1920x1080
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Hard Drives
733GB Western Digital WDC WD7500AADS-00M2B0 ATA Device (Unknown) 32 ?C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22LS50 ATA Device
Audio
VIA High Definition Audio
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

I am sure one of you fine people can help me out with this! I built it a while ago but have not had time to fix it what with work and the kids!

Much appreciated

A:Random BSOD's and Screen Freezing/Crashing Please Help

run this and post back the dumps

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Hello,
I'm hoping for a bit of help and advice on this issue before I go taking anything apart or delving into the insides of my laptop or taking it to a repair shop.
When I turn the laptop on I get the Acer screen and then the top left quarter of the screen goes black and the whole thing freezes (see the attachment). However when I plug the laptop into my TV screen via HDMI it's absolutely fine and starts up no problem. Even when I take the cable out once it has started up it works fine on just the laptop screen but it's something about the start-up that makes it freeze. I also shut it down, unplugged the HDMI and started it up again on just the laptop and it worked fine again so really confused about what is going on.
Has anyone come across something like this before? I've attached my computer specs below too.
Thanks
 

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Issue: Computer started freezing after a complete factory recovery.

Gateway GT5405E Refurbished
2.8 GHz Intel Pentium D Processor 820
2 Gigs of Ram
Vista Home Premium 32bit

Ok so the computer started freezing after a factory recovery I had Dualboot of Vista HP 32bit and Ubuntu 10.04. Well I decided I didn't want Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer anymore so I went to Google and downloaded EasyBCD to rewrite the bootloader. After the rewrite I restarted the computer let the computer load up restarted the computer and put in the recovery disc. I did a Factory Recovery as I said. Well after that I noticed I don't see Gateway Splash screen where it says hit F1 F2 or whatever to enter setup. Didn't really pay any attention to that so I'm on my computer after the recovery and went away to do something. I came back to my computer after how ever long and noticed the computer was frozen. Well at least the keyboard of mouse would not work.

Keyboard is PS/2
Mouse is USB

(I knew keyboard wasn't working because when I pressed num lock the light just stayed on)

So after a hard restart in which HDD check didn't come up but it did give the windows didn't shutdown correct screen and gave a choice between normal or safe mode. Anyway I did some looking 3 days straight found out turn off screen saver and screen turning off in power settings. So I did well the problem seemed to go away. Or at least it seemed like it did. I just wasn't leaving the computer idle for longer than 15 mi... Read more

A:Freezing, White Screen, Idles Causing Freezing

I don't think this is a blue screen of death problem, but hey it sucks to have a broken computer. Defragment the computer. load any CDs that came with your hardware. Did u update everything? (drivers and anything else that can be updated, just for updating sake). And just to be thorough, did u install any other software before it started freezing? Make sure your hard drive is not completely full. Test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic just by typing it into search. I've read where it was recommended to turn off any IM service as it lowers security and slows down the system. As well, make sure you don't have a lot of things running at once, and make sure you don't have too many items running at startup. Windows defender > tools > startup programs (do this before installing new anti-virus protection, as that turns defender off. If u need to, temporarily turn defender back on just to list the startup programs), and see if too many programs are loading early and if you even want them to load at all. too many currently running and startup programs can slow down your system.

Check if you have a virus. If you don't have an anti-virus, recommend Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Check and make sure device manager does not list any non-updated drivers. If your computer cannot handle some aspects of vista like its theme, high display settings, and windows features that take up a lot of resources, turn as much as you can off so that they do not slow yo... Read more

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Not sure where to post it, but...

Hi everyone,

I'm having one sh*tty bug: when I watch YouTube videos (for example) in a full screen mode - they, sometimes, freeze (the sound is hearable). That also, sometimes, happens when I watch films from my HDD in a full screen mode as well.

So, what could it be? Java, Flash errors? How to check and fix it?
Much appreciated on any help... thanks!

-rhino1366

A:Full screen video freezing!

Have you tried uninstalling then reinstalling...your video drivers?

Video card or chip installed/used?

System manufacturer and model? If custom-built and using onboard video...motherboard manufacturer and model?

How much RAM installed in system?

Louis

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Random Freezing Problem in Full Screen Games
Okay, so I've searched and searched, and I can't find a forum ANYWHERE that google can see with my particular problem. It's a strange one, so try to bear with me. I can only describe what happens as a computer brain shart.

First off, I have Windows 7 x86 Ultimate Edition. I'm running a Pentium D @ 3.4 GHz, and 3 GB of DDR2 800 on a Foxconn 945g7ma-8ekrsh motherboard. My video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, PCI-E 16x 1.0.

Now, if I'm just messing around on the desktop (using pandora widget, surfing the web, using Word, etc.) then the computer runs just fine, no problems at all... usually. This remains the case when I'm playing a full screen game and I alt-tabbed to my desktop to check something on the internet or change the song or whatever. A couple times the desktop has frozen for about 5 seconds, then come back for about 1 second, then frozen for 5 seconds, then come back... blah blah blah. This cycle usually ends in a blue screen (which I can't get an image of because I don't know how to MAKE the computer blue screen), UNLESS I alt-tab back to the game quick enough, and then it just goes through its regular error that I've described below.

When the computer BSoD's, it only shows that screen for about 2 seconds, then the computer restarts itself.

The BSoD is not the real issue here, because it has only happened a couple of times. Usually the issue that I'm trying... Read more

A:Random Freezing Problem in Full Screen Games

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Random Freezing Problem in Full Screen Games
Okay, so I've searched and searched, and I can't find a forum ANYWHERE that google can see with my particular problem. It's a strange one, so try to bear with me. I can only describe what happens as a computer brain shart.

First off, I have Windows 7 x86 Ultimate Edition. I'm running a Pentium D @ 3.4 GHz, and 3 GB of DDR2 800 on a Foxconn 945g7ma-8ekrsh motherboard. My video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, PCI-E 16x 1.0.

Now, if I'm just messing around on the desktop (using pandora widget, surfing the web, using Word, etc.) then the computer runs just fine, no problems at all... usually. This remains the case when I'm playing a full screen game and I alt-tabbed to my desktop to check something on the internet or change the song or whatever. A couple times the desktop has frozen for about 5 seconds, then come back for about 1 second, then frozen for 5 seconds, then come back... blah blah blah. This cycle usually ends in a blue screen (which I can't get an image of because I don't know how to MAKE the computer blue screen), UNLESS I alt-tab back to the game quick enough, and then it just goes through its regular error that I've described below.

::::EDIT::::: When the computer BSoD's, it only shows that screen for about 2 seconds, then the computer restarts itself.

But now onto the real issue, which I believe is causing the blue screen anyway. When I'm playing a game... really ANY full screen game... at random ti... Read more

A:Random Freezing Problem in Full Screen Games

Have you looked at this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Okay, so I've searched and searched, and I can't find a forum ANYWHERE that google can see with my particular problem. It's a strange one, so try to bear with me. I can only describe what happens as a computer brain shart.

First off, I have Windows 7 x86 Ultimate Edition. I'm running a Pentium D @ 3.4 GHz, and 3 GB of DDR2 800 on a Foxconn 945g7ma-8ekrsh motherboard. My video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, PCI-E 16x 1.0.

Now, if I'm just messing around on the desktop (using pandora widget, surfing the web, using Word, etc.) then the computer runs just fine, no problems at all... usually. This remains the case when I'm playing a full screen game and I alt-tabbed to my desktop to check something on the internet or change the song or whatever. A couple times the desktop has frozen for about 5 seconds, then come back for about 1 second, then frozen for 5 seconds, then come back... blah blah blah. This cycle usually ends in a blue screen (which I can't get an image of because I don't know how to MAKE the computer blue screen), UNLESS I alt-tab back to the game quick enough, and then it just goes through its regular error that I've described below.

::::EDIT::::: When the computer BSoD's, it only shows that screen for about 2 seconds, then the computer restarts itself.

But now onto the real issue, which I believe is causing the blue screen anyway. When I'm playing a game... really ANY full screen game... at random times while playing the screen will freeze, then... Read more

A:Random Freezing Problem in Full Screen Games

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Specs:
Windows 10
GeForce GTX 750Ti
16 gb RAM

Whenever I've tried to play games on my computer over the last couple of months, given enough time, my computer eventually freezes up with an audio loop going. Sometimes it takes about 10 minutes of gaming for this problem to pop up, but I've gone as long as an hour or two before it's happened. I get no blue screen, no errors, I just have to hard restart my computer to get out of it. At first I thought I was just pushing my video card too hard, but the temps were all fine and the problem persisted when changing the games settings to low and when swapping out for a different video card. I've updated my drivers many times and have kept my windows up to date. I've kept checking my windows event logs, but am not seeing anything in there that sounds off any specific alarms (though I could be looking in the wrong places). I ran memtest about a month ago for about 12-15 hours, got 5-6 passes with no errors. I have a friend in the IT field who's convinced I should try going back to windows 7, but at this point I'm fairly certain that won't fix the problem. Does anybody have any clue what's going on or where I should look next? Is it a Windows 10 problem? Do I need to replace my motherboard? I'm currently running prime95, but nothing has popped up with that yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Computer screen freezing with audio loop while gaming

What's the make and model of the PSU? Complete system specs
 

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Please help me i have been reading and trying stuff left and right it seem to be random Freeze with buzzing like an audio loop i cant do anything and i am forced to restart my computer manually i seem to have all drivers updated and windows is up to date my computer is new to me about a year old but i have only been on it for about 4 month then i had to move and it ended up sitting for about 8 month after turning it on and updating i play a game and i have no i idea when it will freeze and buzz no blue screen i have 16g ram amd radeon r290 video card and asrock x99 extreme6 mobo intel i7 5820k im lost on what to do i have some errors in the Event Viewer i will post she runs fine other wise please help she is my baby
a day or two later i have blued screened a couple times now first was a 0x0000007f error windows had a hot fix i downloaded and then i got a blue screen error 0x0000000a and havent gotten a blue screen and yet but still crashes with buzzing in the head phones

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Recently I started having problems where my computer screen would get these dotted or wavy lines across it and freeze. It happened more while I was playing a game, but sometimes it does it when I boot it up in the morning and it wasn't being used for hours and after it loads the screen just goes black so I reboot again and run the repair (which comes up with nothing) reboot and then its back to normal. Sometimes I will also get a little bubble pop up in the lower right hand corner when my screen freezes and it says that my "display driver stopped working but recovered" and will also give a drive which is something like "nklvvbm" which I think is the graphics card?

I did order a new graphics card, but then found out my PSU is only 350watts and the card needs 400watts. I'm wondering if I will be able to replace the PSU in this computer?

Thank you

specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228121 MB, Free - 30930 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5273 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GN723, ˙˙˙, ..CN736047CN01TF.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Lines across screen, freezing, video card?

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Hi there,
Im running Microsoft Security Essentials.
It's been telling me that I have something "trojan" backdoor virus thing..
I got no clue what that is..

Security Essentials calls it "Backdoor:Win32/Smadow" and says it's very harmfull and active.. I press "remove", and it'll still be there..

It's localized like this:
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini

Thats the infected file.

I cannot gain access to the "GAC_32" folder nor the desktop.ini file..
Security Essentials cannot remove it either - well, atleast, it says it removed it, but realy, it didnt, because if I reboot my computer (or it crashes)the virus seems to be there again.

I believe this Virus is the cause of the following errors:
My computer randomly freezes and cannot be fixed any other way than rebooting
My computer randomly crashes into a blue screen of death
My computer randomly reboots

A:Blue screen of death, random reboots, computer freezing..

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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fresh install of win10 x64 pro from usb using the media creator tool.

First off, I upgraded from win7 to win10, and the freezes with black screens started.

I reformated, did a fresh install from USB, same thing happened.

I assumed it might have been a failing hard disk, so I stuck a new hard drive in the machine, and am getting the same results.

thanks for any help!

A:fresh win10 x64 pro install random freezing, black screen, no bsod

just happened again. I have this PC connected to a TV via HDMI.

when the freeze occurs, i can tell I lose control of inputs (mouse/keyboard) and the screen turns black for a couple of seconds, returns for an instant (again frozen), and then goes black. audio seems to continue, but bugged out. the hard drive activity light stays solid. when the hard drive activity light stops, so does the audio.

here is the latest collection
*also i notice google chrome seems to bug out on me. randomly certain tabs will not load, and remain all white, and not respond.

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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After i completely dignosed the issue it seems to me that there are problems in BIOS, Drivers and thermal management as when I start playing a game (GTA 5, Battlefiels 1) i runs smooth for 5 minutes but after that i starts lagging and freezing. I have also run some benchmarks but results are similarly as there is the issue of cpu thermal throttling. And audio distortion is due to unstable and poor compatibility drives. In dell forms i read people saying that all this is caused due power management issues which i have also noticed as when CPU is idle is consumes around 20 watt at 50°C but when put under load it once reaches 50 watt of peak usage at 100°C but with in few seconds it thermal throttles and used only 15 watt at 80°C which is even less than idle speed which causes many problems and freezing also all with in few minutes of gaming or proper use. Many uses are facing same problems as i have read on reddit and dell community form but not all the systems are affected as the review units that some YouTube channels and Websites like Laptop Mag reviewed did not exibit such problems or otherwise the reviews are fake. I don't know why dell is not solving the issues and sending me the same problematic Laptop again for the third time.!!!!!

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Good morning folks! I'm really hoping you guys can help me with this. I just bought a new laptop last week from CyberPower. It's got the quad core i7, 16GB ram,6GB video card, solid state drive, solid machine. But right from the start I've been experiencing 1-2 second pauses in all video and even right now while typing, or while scrolling through websites. I've tried 3 different browsers, I've updated flash, run several full system virus scans. This happens in every application, whether it's hulu, facebook, playing a fully downloaded file with media player. I'm completely stumped as to why my brand new, high powered system is performing so badly....PLEASE HELP!
 

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Hey guys, first post on here after about a week of solid research and forehead-to-screen bashing (and a few months of increasingly more frequent issues) trying to figure out what is wrong with this computer.

Here's the specs:

? OS - Vista Home Premium SP2
? x64

? What was original installed OS on system?
-Probably sometime in 2009. Here is what the computer originally was: iBUYPOWER Gamer Gears of War 988 Desktop PC - Newegg.com (iBUYPOWER Core 2 Quad 8GB DDR3 750GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Battle Gear X3 - Newegg.com same one but has some feedback) purchased 6/2009. All of the basic hardware is original, except for the stuff listed in the Other Info section below.

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
-pre-installed in the computer IIRC

? Age of system (hardware)
-2009?

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
-2009? No reinstall if memory serves me right

? CPU
-Core 2 Quad Q8300

? Video Card
-Sparkle 9600GT SPARKLE SX96GT2048D2-HP GeForce 9600 GT 2GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com (may possibly be a 2GB, but I haven't looked at in a long time, I'll double check tomorrow)

? MotherBoard
-P5Q3 ASUS P5Q3 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
-680 watt, I'll get specs on it tomorrow

? System Manufacturer
-iBuyPo... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs, random hard freezing, random crashes, WANT TO KILL

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Been getting this error for quite awhile now when doing random stuff. My latest crash was watching Twitch.tv & Playing CIV 5. Other times, it's just when I leave my computer on and it hasn't done anything in a while, and other times happens when I listen to music or watching a video.

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

My Specs:

Asus Maximus IV Extreme
i2600K
GTX 570 SLI
8GB RAM

A:Random Freezing at Random Times - Kernal-Power Event ID: 41

Hello Wesley, welcome to SF!

There are no dumps in there. Please have a good look at the second post here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

While waiting and testing for a new crash that should produce a dump, please check the following:

1. Re-seat your RAM. there is a slight diff between physical and installed and AFAIK, in your case I would not expect that. We might do a RAM test later on.

2. Fix these driver / devices issues:

HTML Code:
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_84131043&REV_03\4&1D7623A1&0&00E2 The drivers for this device are not installed.
PCI Simple Communications Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C3A&SUBSYS_844D1043&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Shrew Soft Virtual Adapter ROOT\VNET\0000 This device is disabled.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_84131043&REV_03\4&DDEC341&0&00E1 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go your Devices screen and either find drivers or disable these devices...
I also expect you have problems with Windows Update. Multiple errors in your logs on that. Please go to Maintenance center and make sure you install all updates. ALL?? Yes, ALL. If needed there is a good tutorial on resetting WU.

You may have some issues on Bonjour services from Apple stuff. We see that some times and though not in the past t... Read more

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I've been having intermittent freezing of my mouse, most noticibly in Half-Life games. My cursor would freeze for about 1 second every minute, and I decided to reformat to get rid of the problem. After reformatting, the problem was still there and was even more pronounced. The mouse wouldn't move at all. Being a USB mouse, I decided to use the included PS/2 adapter, and the problem developed into something else. My mouse would freeze for 3+ seconds every ~4 minutes. I suspected something was wrong with the mouse and not a driver issue, so I booted into a linux partition and noticed that the mouse did not freeze at all while running Whoppix 2.7.1.

The latest drivers from my mouse manufacturer Logitech did not help. While playing games, I set developer to "1" in Half-Life, and noticed that the mouse was trying to send MOUSE4 and MOUSE5 button commands to the game during freezing. My mouse does not even have 4th or 5th buttons. After the freezing my cursor would also spin rapidly in random directions.

This problem began about 1 week after I installed a new video card, an EVGA Nvidia 6600GT, which requires a direct connection to the PSU via molex connector, while my old video card did not. However, I do not suspect this is a power supply issue.

Also, while registering for the forums on this site, my mouse randomly inputed Mouse3 button, causing my browser to go back one page.

A:Mouse freezing/random spinning/random input

Half-life and its mods have started to take up a lot more memory - which causes your mouse to lock up or turn off. This is not Valves fault as many believe, but actually its your power management turning off your mouse. Also this has been happening to people in previous versions, and most have reformatted in an attempt to fix the problem.

There are two solutions to this problem

The first and best solution is to disable your computers ability to turn off your mouse:
USE: Right click on my computer, select properties, click on the hardware tab, click on device manager, expand USB Controllers, select properties on USB Root Hub, select power management and disable it

The second solution is to increase the process priority for your mouse drivers (if you use any).

Have fun. I still play 1.6 and will retire with 1.6 :D

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I've contacted tech support at cyberpowerpc where I bought my computer, but after reading their tech support forums my faith in getting a quick response is kind of low, so I came here as many bluescreen search results lead here and I figure it's probably a good place to get more help.

I've been getting random bluescreens and random freezing for a while now. I can be playing a game, or browsing the internet, or the computer can just be idle with mp3s playing. They often occur after about a day of no issues, though have also occurred right after restarting the computer from the previous bluescreen. I've scanned my computer for viruses and nothing was found. I believe these problems started some time after my computer restarted on its own, but that only happened once. The error codes I've seen on the bluescreens are 0x0000001a, 0x0000004e, and 0x000000de, though the random freezing has occurred just as often as the bluescreens.

I've tried unplugging all of my usb devices and the computer ran for maybe a week without problems. After plugging a usb device back in the problem happened again after a day or so. I have tried different usb devices in different usb ports 1 at a time and the problem seems to happen with all of them. The usb devices I've used are 2 different game controllers and a webcam. The computer ran fine with all of these usb devices plugged in for a month or 2 before this started happening. Is this a coincidence or could this be indicative of the power supply goi... Read more

A:random freezing and random bluescreens with various error codes

if it's still under warranty i would let them fix it . cause i think once you open the case you void the warranty leaving you stuck with all repairs.



scrooge

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Hi all,

Have been having some frustrating issues with my system recently. It all started when my system started freezing with strange patterns showing up on the monitor. I thought it must have been my video card and took it back to the computer shop to test it. They agreed the video card was faulty and sent it off for warranty. In the mean time I purchased a new low-end card and the system worked fine for about a week.

I then started to get the same issues again. I returned the system again and was told there was nothing wrong with this card. They spun some crap about the card not being powerful enough to run photoshop (which is where I spend most of my time) and convinced me to upgrade to a higher-end card, which I did.

Unfortunately, this didn't fix the problem and I continued to have problems. I returned the system yet again for a week or so. They tested it (with their HD and fresh install of vista) and said they didnt have any problems.

I picked the system up and used it without problems for around a week or so when the problems started to occur yet again. At the moment the system is freezing, freezing with a strange pattern on the screen (see attached jpgs) (looping audio), restarting, blue-screening (ecache.sys, IRQL not less or equal to, etc). It freezes during vista loading but sometimes makes it to the main OS environment.

I've tried reinstalling vista on a different drive and get exactly the same problems. It freezes and restarts during vista setup so... Read more

A:System is freezing, restarting, blue-screening, freezing with strange pattern

Hi I,m Baz a new member here! i have a similar problem same blue screeen so i don't know if the people who will help you can also help me at the same time or do i need to start a new thread somewhere else!
some please get in touch to help us both! cheers Baz good luck mate!
 

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Hi there!
I have a usb soundcard which worked perfectly a while ago, but since some time this strange bug is causing trouble. Sound suddenly stops, and the VU meter in control panel stays at the same position - as if the sampling point of audio is stuck. Problem is
temporarily solved by disabling then re-enabling the soundcard.
I tried looking in the logbooks for relating events but I can't find any event which may cause this, as there is nothing happening at the same time as an audio freeze - or there must be a big delay of writing events to logbook.
I don't know what kind of data you need to help me solve this, but I'm happy to supply it!

Thanks in advance :)

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1 of my 3 5000 series compaq presario's randomly freezes.they all have xp home installed.the problem 1 has 700mhz duron with 256 mb ram.this is what i have tried so far.switched hd from 1 with no problems still freezes.swapped memory still frezes.all fans are working on processor and power supply also left off side panel and put a box fan same size as opening and ran it for more cooling still freezes.the 1 i swapped the stuff with has a 633mhz celeron and it did not freeze after swapping everything above.anyone have any other ides what could be causing the freezing.sometimes it happens at bootup,other times will run for 2-3 hrs.any thing else i could try i am out of ideas. thanks bob
 

A:random freezing

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Hello

I was not sure which forum this should go in because I do not know the problem!

I have recently built my own computer, but appear to have problems with it freezing randomly. My technical knowledge is limited and this is the first time I have ever built a PC.

Putting it all together seemed fine but when I started running it on windows 7 it randomly freezes and I have to reboot the system. During normal usage i.e. word processing/internet browsing it can last anywhere from 30 mins to a few hours. There does not seem to be a pattern to it, apart from when I reboot the system after freezing it often freezes very quickly again when windows is loading/just loaded. Recently I have purchased Mass Effect 2 and it lasts a lot less during play, usually between 5 to 20 minutes at a time (but I have managed to play Dragon age origins all the way through with virtually no problems).

I really do not know where to turn to fix this, I thought it may be the graphics card over heating, but after monitering temperatures it doesn't go any higher than 66c and turning up the fans to max, it doesn't go above 46c (even during playing Mass effect 2). Also processor temps are always low.

I have tried using 32bit and 64bit versions of windows 7 but makes no difference.

All drivers etc are up to date, I have even tried older ones. I can only think its hardware, but I really haven't a clue.

The PC is built up of:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
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A:Random Freezing

I would start by uninstalling your current antivirus and then replacing it with MSE.

Here is a special tool to use to clear the current antivirus:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nstallers.html

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In doing some PC work for a friend, she told me she's getting various/random IE pop-ups and IE keeps freezing on her.

I did some work on her machine removing a bunch of garbage, and I also followed the steps listed in your FAQ about what to do before posting a Hijack This log.

This is the results of the final Hijack This scan:

* * * * * * * * * *
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:07:05 PM, on 8/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
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A:Various/Random IE pop-ups and IE freezing

1. Download this file - http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/combofix.exe

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop


2. Go to Start > Run - paste in the single line command & click OK"%userprofile%\desktop\combofix.exe" /v awtsr3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log & a fresh HJT log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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