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My computer is freezing constantly and randomly.

Q: My computer is freezing constantly and randomly.

it started a few months ago and at the time i just kind of ignored it cause i tend to procrastinate pretty much everything. but in the past few weeks i've actually been trying to fix this, and at first i thought it was just a trojan or some other type of malware. so as usual, i updated and ran spybot, but it came out clean and it still continued to freeze on me. i was adamant it had to be a trojan, so i downloaded AVG anti-virus which found and cleaned 6 trojans which i knew i had and i figured, problem solved. but it wasn't, it continued to freeze on me, no matter what i was doing. in fact the only time it really doesn't freeze on me is when i'm idle on my desktop not doing anything. so i googled frozen comps and have summarized that its either a temperature problem, a power problem, a memory problem, or a hard drive problem. so i opened my cpu and cleaned out the very little dust on the fans and made sure they were running properly, which they were, and left the bay door open just in case. yet it still froze. i made sure the power cord was firmly in it's socket and in the outlet and yet it still froze which led me to believe its an internal problem. so i cleaned up my registry and defragged my drives and yet it still froze. in fact it would freeze half way through my defrags. but the strange thing about my freezes i noticed, compared to other people's that i've read, is that when mine freezes, any music or sound thats playing continues to play even while the screen is frozen. as if my computer is still running fine but that something is getting disconnected along the way not letting me move or do anything. also, i'm broke as hell, so if you suggest any type of software make sure its freeware. thanks.

A: My computer is freezing constantly and randomly.

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Hi everyone, I have been searcing the forums the last 2 days to find a solution to this problem, but I haven't so I must ask.

Lately my desktop has begun freezing randomly. It happens every now and then maybe 4-5 times a day. I don't have any memory consuming programs open, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite is the only program running in the tray. I also use TuneUp Utilities 09, SpyBot and Driver Scanner 2009 to keep my computer fit and running.

The problem occurs usually when I browse the internet, since that's what I do most of the time. I use firefox and when the freeze happens firefox stops loading pages and says Page Not Loaded... I can still click everything in the program. I minimize it and the desktop works normally, but as soon as I refresh or try to run any program which opens a window on the desktop (even pressing the start button or ctrl+alt+del) it freezes, the cursos changed to loading stays so until reseted. I can move the cursor all the time and for 15 - 20 seconds use the taskbar... but still no programs can be run.

My computer specs are:
Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz
1 GB DDR1 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB
120GB HD (45 GB free)

The temperature is normal and I have recently installed SP3 in the hope that it will solve the problem but it hasn't.

Does anyone have a clue what I can do to solve it, except formatting, since it would take me days to get all the software installed again.
 

A:Desktop constantly freezing randomly

a lot could be the reason. for starter, i would remove tuneup utilities 09. these type of apps tend to mess with your system core (bottom line) as well as driver scanner. i would do, but its up to you. i'm not saying they are causing your computer to freeze, but they could be pat of the issue.
now to get some things done:
install & run spybot from http://fileforum.betanews.com/download/Spybot-Search-Destroy/1043809773/1
install & reform quick scan with Malwarebytes from http://www.malwarebytes.org
once these are done, please provide feedback.
 

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I have a virus problem in my computer since it is shutting down randomly and reloading some web pages constantly on its own.
I have Norton 360 and Adawer SE personal in my computer but they dont detect anything.
Operating system is XP.
All help is appreciated!
 

A:Computer randomly shutting down randomly and constantly reloading some web pages

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe:
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http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Here is my Hijackthis log:

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

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

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Not sure what I need to show,
 
Asus G74SX computer, Windows 7 Professional (64 bit).
 
 
I've been randomly getting bsod's recently these past few days, I'd love to get some help on this.
 
Attaching a link to the zip of my last four bsod's in the past two weeks.
 
https://mega.co.nz/#!B5p1TTyL!zqB-E8oYnQApOzV-awu3LNd6ZyezyxNYK8pYNTI1eZs
 
Would love some help, I've heard fantastic things about this community.

A:Computer randomly BSODs constantly

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

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Well for about a few days now my computer will randomly freeze and wont work. Two weird things that happen also, 1 my keyboard stops working and these weird blue squiggly lines appear all over my screen whilst it is frozen. http://i62.tinypic.com/2h7q8fl.jpg as you can hopefully see here :$ this is the best screenshot unfortunately I could take. Please help in any way you can, it would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer randomly, constantly freezes all of the sudden :( please help

My first guess is a video driver and software clash.  Be ready to run MiniToolBox, have the log file ready for the BC techs, they will advise how to publish it.

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Ok, First my system stats...
Compaq Presario 722US Notebook
1.1Ghz
256 Mb Ram(upgraded to 384 bc of freezing, no luck)
Xp Home Sp1 Fully updated

Ok, no matter what im doing my laptop freezes constantly.
I contacted compaq, download softpaqs and flashed BIOS.
No luck, so i formatted and restored. Still freezes. No new software or hardware installed, doesn't seem to be overheating, fans are working. No idea whats going on. Can someone help me?
 

A:Computer Constantly Freezing

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My computer is constantly freezing. When I click on something or type anything, it just sits there. It is very annoying..... Will you send me instructions to reformat my hard drive and reinstall XP, in case it gets that drastic, please, lol. Thanks, Renn
It froze 3 times while I was typing this.
 

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Hello. I am having a very difficult time using my laptop. Dell Inspiron 6400.
About 1 mos ago my computer started to freeze up whenever I opened Mozilla, or up to the tool bar to change any options. The freezing would last about 30 seconds, after which things ran normal

I deleted Mozilla and started to use explorer, the problem surfaced there as well. I finally did a "dell restore" that solved the problem for a few days, but then the problems started again.

I have run memory check and the full dell diagnostics and everything comes up okay.

Now every time I open explorer up, my computer freezes for aprox 30 seconds. Also when the computer first loads up, it also freezes for aprox 30 seconds.

I did spybot, adaware, ccleaner and the trendmicro virus scan.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


thanks,


Ased




DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Melissa at 14:00:33.40 on Thu 03/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.548 [GMT -6:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall Plus *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeep... Read more

A:computer constantly freezing up!

just an add on, that if I go to procoss manager and cancel the taskmanger
process, then things seem to work okay until I load windows from the
start again

thanks for your help


Ased

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Hey, I found way too many processes in task manager.. and the amount seems to keep increasing, so far its 41.. what should it be? on average ..
Not too long ago there was some major virus's found on the computer but it was eventually fixed, all though im still not convinced, as it still shows signs of virus', also the screen randomly goes black as if its failing to refresh, ive updated the graphics card drivers so hopefully thats fixed that problem. Id just like somebody to check the log file just so i can be sure that theres nothing wrong :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:43:17, on 30/09/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
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A:Computer constantly freezing

Hi Shadowraider and welcome to TSF

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers

There is no set average for running processes as these will depend on the PC and the applications installed. They will constantly increase/decrease while the computer is running, as programs (including background processes) are opened/closed. e.g. I have 42 processes running with an open browser and notepad opened. The rest are system processes, anti-virus program, firewall, anti-spyware and a few programs I chose to run at startup. Some users will tweak the startups to get down to about 25 processes but that's usually not needed unless your computer is really slow to boot up or slow at opening programs or responding to user input.

I don't see any malware in your log but I will take a further look to make sure, however..........

I notice that you have more than one anti-virus programs on your machine (AVG & Symantec). That's not a good idea!!

This messes up the machine pretty badly. Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & may produce undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstall## Do NOT proceed with the rest of the fix until you have resolved t... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 with Windows Vista. It has been freezing about every 30 minutes-1 hour. It started last night after i got a blue screen saying it was shutting down to prevent any damage. This occured while i was playing World of Warcraft and listening to Itunes. Im currently in safe mode with networking. It's not freezing while in safe mode. I also use AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Computer freezing constantly.

It may be shutting down due to overheating. Most laptops are not designed to be gaming machines. You can try using compressed air to blow dust out of the vents and see if that helps.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex SX280 and it just freezes constantly, the power light turns orange/yellow and i cant restart it with Ctrl+Alt+Del so i shut it down manually. I did a spyware scan nothing came up i also defragmented the computer. What could be the problem???? If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated

A:Computer freezing constantly

Check Event Viewer for any errors, and check Device Manager for any problem drivers

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My computer's problem is that all the programs and everything that's running suddenly freezes (programs, mouse, music, etc.) from time to time. Especially when I'm watching videos, usually on fullscreen, or on particular websites such as Twitter or those that take a while to load, are sluggish when scrolling through or have a lot of content. After it freezes, I would have no choice but to restart the computer. I tried formatting my computer, and installing the system on a new hard drive with plenty of space. I also cleaned out the dust from the CPU to make sure it's not over-heating, used a few programs and cleaned out the registry, deleted unused files and programs but nothing seems to work, the computer still freezes pretty often. After I formatted the computer, it started freezing less often and the blue screen where Disk Checking occurs stopped appearing whenever I had to restart my computer. Which means it helped a little bit to format the computer, but did not solve my problem. Hope you can help!

System Information:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 510 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 112560 MB; D: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 87488 MB; E: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 119164 MB; F: Total - 119232 MB, Free - 1... Read more

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For a few weeks, my computer has been freezing a lot. I reinstalled drivers updated windows and software, tried everything, but is won't stop. No information related to the freezing is left in the event viewer, so I think it is a hardware problem.. My computer is less than 2 years old so a worn out hard drive is pretty much out of the question. The freezing usually, but not always occurs when the computer is working hard (serveral apps open at once, video editing, etc) and seems to occur more often when the computer has been on for a long time. The freezes usually happen every few minutes and it is driving me CRAZY! I want to pick up my computer and throw it at a brick wall because I can't get anything done! HELP! PLEASE! What is going on?! I think it could be a processor problem but I'm not good with hardware so I need help urgently! Thanks!
 

A:Computer constantly freezing! Need Help!

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For the past few weeks, my computer has just been constantly freezing every few seconds. I've run AVG, Spybot, and even downloaded and ran Norton...none found anything wrong with the computer. I also tried re-starting in Safe Mode and then re-starting again in regular mode as a friend suggested. Did nothing.

My laptop is a little over 1 year old. It's a Lenovo running Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1. Has an intel Core i5 processor, and is used only for internet browsing and video streaming.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:27:18 PM, on 9/10/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\PmmUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\VeriFace\PManage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec BioExcess\EgisTSR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\EgisUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray... Read more

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Hi:
 
For the last few weeks my computer has been freezing up on me constantly and I've had to restart it to get things back to "normal". 
 
I know that various things cause your computer to freeze and thought that maybe that the fact that I haven't done a defrag in a while could be the problem.  I defragged last night and unfortunately, that didn't resolve my problem.
 
I've did a full scan with Dr. Web Cureit(took around 12 hours) back in late August and a few things were found which I deleted.  Then about a week or so ago I did a full scan with Malwarebytes and it found a few things and I thought that was that. I don't know what else to do.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks,

A:Computer Freezing Constantly Every Day

Hi: 
I totally forgot the process of how things are done when asking for help if you think your computed is infected. I've since download DDS and used it.
 
As far as the scan goes I'm in the dark about what could be the problem with my computer constantly freezing a couple of times every day.
 
 As I said in my first incorrect post, during the last few weeks my computer has been freezing up on me constantly and I've had to restart it to get things back to "normal".
 I know that various things cause your computer to freeze and thought that maybe that the fact that I haven't done a defrag in a while could be the problem.  I defragged last night and unfortunately, that didn't resolve my problem.
 I've did a full scan with Dr. Web Cureit(took around 12 hours) back in late August and a few things were found which I deleted.  Then about a week or so ago I did a full scan with Malwarebytes and it found a few things and I thought that was that. I should also mention that there have been these error messages popping up for Norton every few days "Symantec Service Framework encountered a problem and needed to close".  When I typed in a search I came up with the following website http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH178798
I didn't install anything as I wasn't sure that I should. 
 
Edit:
 
When I turned on the computer today (October 3, 2013) I had the following error message from Micros... Read more

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My PC is freezing alot mainly after internet activity and especially after e-mails are sent.
This is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:10:32 PM, on 12/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wpabaln.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpSvc.exe
C:\Startup Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
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A:Computer Freezing Constantly

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Hello,

I am having a lot of dfficulty with my computer. Since a few weeks now, the computer will randomly begin to freeze. Sometimes right away after start, or when left inactive, other times it will work for hours then suddenly freeze up. I am not sure what the problem is. Last month I had trouble with my Ipod and had to reformat it, which led me to reinstall Itunes. Ever since then the computer has been crashing and I will have to restart everything.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer is constantly freezing

Hi .Since you fingered iTunes...I would go to Event Viewer and see if there are any errors listing iTunes as the troublespot.How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ If so, I would uninstall it, reinstall it.How much free space in C: partition? How large is C:?How much RAM installed on system?If there are any errors in Event Viewer citing IDE0, IDE1, etc...post the details of those.Louis

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OK, well, to start with, thank you to everyone who tries to help me out with my issue, means a lot!

OK, so the issue is, my computer (recently) has decided to be a prick and at random times after start up (could be before i log in, could be in 4-5 hours) it will freeze up, nothing on the screen will load, all sounds will stop, and mouse wont respond, the only way to un-freeze it is to manually reboot the computer, it happened after i put a new graphics card in it, (nVIDIA GeForce 5500) i successfully installed the drivers and the card, and had fun with my semi-improved graphics, then came the freezing, i tried everything, even removing the card, removing everything about nVIDIA that was added, and system restoring to a factory reset. still freezing, any help once again is GREATLY appreciated, right now the card is OUT of the computer.

Specs:
Compaq Prescario SR1426NX
Intel 4 Pros.
3 GB RAM

If you would like any other info, ask and i will be more then happy to get it for you

THANKS again!
~Mohawk
 

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I have a Dell Inspirion Laptop that has begun freezing up. I spoke with someone that builds computers and he told me to run msconfig, which I did. I wasn't sure what to do once I got to that screen so I didn't change anything. Now, I can't get online and not much of anything will open.
Should I just re-install XP or use this laptop for a boat anchor?
 

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Windows updated late last night/early this morning as I turned it off. I'll also say that Zonealarm has updated.

Today, my computer is constantly freezing. All I can do is manually power it off. It is freezing about 5-10 minutes into startup.

thanx

A:Computer constantly freezing

Hi and welcome to TSF try a clean boot to trouble shoot see these links How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

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HELPPPP! For the past three days I have been experiencing random freezes constantly!!! I have a Sony Viao Notebook with Windows XP. I have performed every check I can think of, but I'm not all that computer literate. I will be typing, sometimes in outlook, sometimes in WP, and the cursor freezes in space and my only option is to turn off the system. Even control, alt, delete to stop the process will not work. What's going on? I need help. I have too many projects to suffer this annoying bugaboo!

Thanks
MizGing
 

A:Computer Freezing Constantly

Get hold of a memory test, put on bootable floppy and test your RAM.
 

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My dad has a computer with Windows XP on it which he runs his business off of and it is constantly freezing on him, let me get into more detail..

You will still be able to move the mouse around and you can maximize programs but once you do that you cant do anything more with them, and everything just eventually stops responding. The problem started out where the computer would freeze after being inactive for about 10 minutes, as long as he was at the computer doing something it would work fine but if he left it alone it would freeze.

Well we tried some things first to try and fix it, ran AVG but of course the computer froze during the scan. I tried to do a simple system restore, problem is the computer freezes during and it does not have time to finish it. So i went on to run a checkdisk (chkdsk /r) and had it run on startup, problem is the computer froze during the checkdisk aswell. After another day it starts freezing even when he is using it, first after about 10 minutes and now its down to 5 minutes tops. So since he has his older HDD in the computer still that he uses as extra disc space now I went ahead and booted off of that, its really bogged down like it was before he got his new computer but atleast it works. That one has a recovery console built into it so i booted off of that and ran chkdsk /r on his C drive (which ofcourse is the one we are trying to get fixed). Some problems found and repaired, great! Booted off of the drive it still freezes.

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A:Computer constantly freezing (XP)

When was the last time the computer was cleaned out with a can of air?

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I am running Vista Basic

My computer is constantly freezing. I have done scans for malware/virus's and it comes back clean. But still freezing.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Computer constantly freezing

for instances, how often your computer is freezing? I mean, are you running some applications when it freezes?
 

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This issue just started yesterday morning. I woke up yesterday morning to find the computers monitor (which went into hibernation) and the CPU still running (apparently soeone other than myself was on the computer and left it on overnight). I should also mention that the internet was still running as well (internet provided by my cable company)

Because the computer was unresponsive, I had to manually shut it down and turn it back own. It booted up like it normally should, but then 15 minutes after starting it up (and while I was on the internet), it froze. The mouse would not respond, ctrl-alt-delete wouldnt work either, so again I had to manually shut it down.

However, when I tryed to start the computer again, my monitor would display a message such as "No Input Signal" and 5 seconds later would go to sleep. So I was forced to manually shut it down again. I would get this same error message 5 or 6 times before the hp splash screen would come up and load like it normally should. However, the computer would only last between 5-15 minutes before freezing up again.

Once I manually shut it down for the 10th time and turned it back on again, I got an error message about some DLL's were corrupted or missing which prevented Windows XP from loading normally. So I did a PC recovery, and got XP to run again, but the computer is still freezing.

I'm worried that the constant freezing and me having to manually shut it down would be causing more problems. I actual... Read more

A:Computer Constantly Freezing

It could easily be malware, assuming that your recovery of xp was a repair and not a clean installI've ran a Spyware program (Advanced Spyware Remover I got from majorgeeks) and had 7 infections removed.Would you elaborate on this?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:02:48 PM, on 1/11/2007
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\6750491\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q305&bd=presario&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q305&bd=... Read more

A:Slow Computer...Freezing up constantly.

How much RAM do you have
 

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My computer has been very slow of late. It seems to hang up and/or freeze (for various amounts of time) whenever I pull up any application (internet, programs, folders, anything).

The computer is about 3 years old.

Any ideas why it's doing this?

A copy of the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:24:44 PM, on 9/5/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.207\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingBar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_271.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_271.exe
C:\Users\Jennifer\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Computer Constantly Hanging Up/Freezing

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I have just about had it with my computer, honestly. Just recently, in the past month or so, my computer has started putting my wifi into limited. For no reason. Yes, I have tried all the fixes on the main post. Yes, I've turned off the 'allow disabling' of it. It just is a mess.  Not only will it go to limited, but it will completely hard lock my computer (but only sometimes) I didn't really connect the two until recently, because I realized it always happened once the limited showed up on my wifi. I have no idea what's causing it. I've made sure it's no viruses, and I still have no clue. I really want to fix this.  Thank you.

A:Wifi constantly going out, freezing computer?

Hi @Makota,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi dropping. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better. 

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For the past few weeks my computer has been acting up; a little slow and occasionally would freeze up. A couple of days ago, it started to freeze up constantly. It's a pretty new computer (about a year old.) It's a Dell Vostro w/ Windows XP Pro, Serv Pk 3, version 5.1.2600. When it freezes, Ctrl Alt Del does nothing. A few times when I'm trying to get it to unfreeze, it starts making a loud, uninterrupted buzzing noise, something I've never had happen before.

I have no idea where to start to figure out what's causing this. I don't know if any of it's relevant, but here's some more info on the computer and what I've checked:

Memory

Total Physical Memory 3072 MB
Avail " " 2.34 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2 GB
Avail " " 1.96 GB
Page file space 4.84 GB

I also checked the following and it says OK, anywhere that it says STATUS; HARDWARE RESOURCES, (DMA, I/O, IRQ's, Memory,) COMPONENTS, and SOFTWARE.
I've cleared cookies and temp internet files and defragged it. I checked Windows and my security programs and downloaded any updates.

The O/S is Win XP It does not have MS Office installed, I use Open Office instead. I use mostly Firefox as my web browser, but I also have IE and Chrome installed (I'm pretty sure
they're the latest versions.) I have the following security programs installed:
AVG Free 8.5
SuperAntiSpyware Free edition
Spyware Blaster

I moved my computer a couple of days ago and it is ... Read more

A:Solved: My computer is freezing up constantly

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HELP....

It has just started a few hours ago and is constantly doing it? every ten seconds it freezes and I loose control of everything. it last only a second or two and then starts all over again. Prior to this I lost ability to start Red Alert telling me "....administrator privileges...." and when I do it just doesn't start.

P.S. - heaps of administrative event errors and warning....but I don't understand any of it.
Error 13/09/2015 7:10:07 PM Service Control Manager 7031 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:10:06 PM HttpEvent 15301 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:10:06 PM Application Error 1000 (100)
Error 13/09/2015 7:10:06 PM .NET Runtime 1026 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:10:05 PM HttpEvent 15300 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:58 PM Service Control Manager 7031 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:57 PM HttpEvent 15301 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:57 PM Application Error 1000 (100)
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:57 PM .NET Runtime 1026 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:56 PM HttpEvent 15300 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:49 PM Service Control Manager 7031 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:48 PM Application Error 1000 (100)
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:48 PM .NET Runtime 1026 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:47 PM HttpEvent 15301 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:47 PM HttpEvent 15300 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:39 PM Service Control Manager 7031 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:39 PM Application Error 1000 (100)
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:38 PM HttpEvent 15301 None
Warning 13/09/2015 7:09:38 PM HttpEvent 15300 None
Error 13/09/2015 7:09:38 ... Read more

A:computer constantly freezing every ten seconds or so...

...and when I try to play a game it jumps me back out to the desktop.

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ok so, i have no idea on how this happened. one day, i was playing a computer game (warcraft III if you must know, i'm sort of a dork in this way XD) and decided to minimize the game in order to open up windows media player to listen to some music. well, the minimizing took forever and eventually it froze. frustrated i turned the computer off. now, everytime i turn on my computer it will be stuck at the windows xp loading screen for around three minutes before going to the login screen. if i don't log in immediatly, it freezes. when i do log in a window will pop up saying i have recovered from a serious error. then, when i try to open ANY application, program, file etc., it freezes. the only way i am able to get online is in safe mode with networking, which is limited with no sound. i know this is not a virus because i have the program Deep Freeze 5 on my computer which is supposed to keep the computer at stock settings everytime i start up. i have tried using the system restore that XP provides but that has not worked. i do not want to have to re-install windows because the microsoft office i have is out of downloads and i do not have another. i currently have a Dell Inspiron 6000 and i belive i have windows XP 2001. please give me any advice possible, i really can't afford to get a new computer. I will get any other info requiered to help solve this problem.
Thank you for your help
 

A:computer constantly crashing/freezing HELP!

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My laptop has been freezing a lot lately. All programs freeze up, I get "Computer Not Responding" when I ctrl,alt,delete. Once I close the extra programs I don't need to run, I will try to open Internet Explorer or Yahoo Messenger but nothing happens. When I attempt to restart the computer, it will shutdown to the "Sony Vaio" screen saver and then sit there until I manually turn off the power switch. Also, usually after about an hour or so, I'll get the so called "Blue screen of death" and am forced to restart my computer.

I'm not really sure what the problem is and obviously it's stemming further than this, but here's a HijackThis log for good measure:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:29:59 PM, on 11/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:HijackThis Log - Computer freezing constantly

somehow I don't think this is a security issue so I'm moving this to XP forum where it can get attention
 

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hi, can any pls one help me. the other day my avira anti virus alerted me of multiple attack of virus. which i denied access and moved to quaranteen. i then perform a full scan of ewido, spybot, superantispyware and avira just to make sure. although now my computer is having problem when internet explorer loads up, hang/freezes everytime and when i click my mouse i hear a beep sound and computer freezes. i tried to perform a system restore but it doesnt respond. pls help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:30:02, on 09/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\CBOClean\BOCORE.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:Computer freezing everytime, have to constantly restart

awww, any one? now my computer is shutting down saying 'initiated by NT.Authority\system' =(
HELP PLS
 

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Hi, my computer freezes when I'm using it throughout the day. Sometimes it will freeze up to five times in a three hour span. It usually occurs when I am tampering with media or opening multiple browsers. When the computer is idle, it does not freeze. Here is my log. (attached) Thank you for any help or feedback. Likewise, when I run a system clean up from the C drive, it will freeze.

A:Computer constantly freezing! Hijack log included

I tried starting my PC in Safe Mode and it gives me the options to select Safe Mode or Safe Mode Network, etc.... problem is, when I start in Safe Mode a bunch of Windows filenames appear and it never starts up in Safe Mode. ....? Any reasons for a computer to freeze all the time like mine? I have a Virus Scanner and no viruses have been detected.

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I have been good at keeping up with trying to keep my pc clean, but lately i seem to be having a ton of issues with my browser locking up and freezing. I am also having issues with my whole unit freezing as well, screen freezes, cursor doesnt move and have to hard restart the unit, i am unsure if it may be malware related or not. The unit is just having piss poor performance and i can not figure out why

here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:41:39 PM, on 3/24/2014
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2013\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcsrvx.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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TOTALR~2\bar\1.bin\14brmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MyTomTom 3\MyTomTomSA.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3... Read more

A:Browsers + computer constantly crashing/freezing

nothin?
 

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I have a custom built computer that seems to have something wrong. It is constantly freezing, mouse getting stuck and just not seeming right. I has a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, I5-2500K, 120 Crucial SSD and many other Mechanical drives installed.

I had Windows 8 Pro installed and noticed the problems starting. I then installed Windows 7 thinking it maybe software, but problems persisted. What faulty hardware could it be and what tests should I start running. Memtest, what hard drive test is there for the SSD where the OS is installed. Appreciate some help on this issue.
 

A:My custom built computer is constantly freezing!

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Hello,

I've recently been having issues where my computer will stop responding at random times. I haven't yet noticed a pattern, but the most recent issue happened when I opened Facebook. If I'm playing music when the freeze happens, it starts sounding creepy and machine-like, with high-pitched noises and other strange sounds. Other windows stop responding and I can't use my computer for about 30 seconds. I'm not sure if this is Malware related or not. I haven't been to any malicious websites or downloaded anything, but I don't know what else the problem could be.

Also, I'm running Windows 7 on an HP dm4x series laptop. I believe drivers are up to date and updates are installed to Windows.

Thanks!

Below are HJT and DDS logs. I will upload a GMER log when I can, but the scan was taking a long time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:41:58 PM, on 2/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16464)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\BioMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco\Cisco NAC Agent\NACAgentUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\H... Read more

A:Computer freezing constantly: Malware related?

Here is the GMER log:

GMER 2.1.19115 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-03-01 11:30:31
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IAAStorageDevice-1 ST975042 rev.0003 698.64GB
Running: GMER.exe; Driver: C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Local\Temp\kwldqpow.sys
---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TouchControl.exe[2692] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 69 0000000077a71465 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TouchControl.exe[2692] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 155 0000000077a714bb 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text ... * 2
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco\Cisco NAC Agent\NACAgentUI.exe[3280] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 69 0000000077a71465 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco\Cisco NAC Agent\NACAgentUI.exe[3280] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 155 0000000077a714bb 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text ... * 2
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR Genie\bin\NETGEARGenie.exe[3272] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 69 0000000077a71465 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR Genie\bin\NETGEARGenie.exe[3272] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 155 0000000077a714bb 2 bytes [A7, 77]
.text ... * 2
.text C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe[3732] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL!GetModuleInformation + 69 0000000077a71465 2 bytes [A7, 77]... Read more

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I am not extremely computer literate. Mostly just an avid googler so bear with my lack of information or expertise.
My problem is that my computer keeps blue-screening and restarting. There is no correlation between what I am doing and the restarts. Sometimes I am using my computer during them and sometimes I get up to use the bathroom and come back to the login screen and an error message.
My hardware is decently old, probably 5 years. I have not taken it apart or messed with any internal components in the last month. I use my computer mostly for internet browsing and homework. Nothing very taxing. Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Hello,
The other day my computer randomly just shut itself down, and then ever since has been freezing. The clock will freeze but the mouse wont, and the screen is usable for a couple minutes but then is not, and a forced shutdown is the only way to unlock. I have posted below the DDS, however the gmer wouldn't work it kept having to close, if you know a way around this please let me know. I have posted a hackthis file as well in the zipped folder. One of the things my virus scan picked up was exploit:html/repl.D but when i tried to remove it wasnt found. Please let me know if i can provide any more info. I have a dell inspiron e1505. Thanks.



DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Tyler Martin at 16:17:13.64 on Wed 12/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1316 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall Plus *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Computer constantly freezing, exploit:html

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I need to see a gmer log in order to help you.

Delete your existing copy of gmer. Please run this special version of gmer:

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here and Save it to your Desktop. Double-click gmer.exe to run it. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.



Click the image to enlarge it


In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ...Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it to your next reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any... Read more

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Basically what the title suggests. My computer will work fine for varying amounts of time when streaming video (watching movies, skyping, etc) but eventually the computer starts running sluggish until it virtually freezes. This problem doesn't seem to be nearly as bad when I'm streaming movies or tv shows, but when it comes to skyping this problem has been a nightmare. I'm at the point where I can't skype someone for more than 10 minutes before my computer freezes. Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be awesome.
 

A:Computer is constantly freezing when streaming video

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My computer has been freezing frequently with a weird clicking sound on the speakers. Its been messed up for a while now. Before I couldn't even start it in normal mode and had to use safe mode just to use it. I managed to fix it by using system restore, but the freezing and clicking haven't stopped. I would just start it like normal and do the usual stuff on the computer, and after ten minutes or less it would freeze. If you need any info, please ask. I really need help!! I've had many problems with this computer, twice I had to have it taken in to be reformated. I'd rather not do that again so please, if you have any ideas that could help me, please post!

Just incase, I have a Microsoft Windows XP, Version 2002, Service Pack 3
I have Intel(R) Core(TM)CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, 1.99GB of RAM

A:Computer constantly freezing with weird sound!!

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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Made a thread about this in here, but I dont think it is malware related. So I'm going to remake it here without the DDS log.
 
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Hi there guys I've been having what has to be the most frustrating freezes on startup in all history. I have this freeze that will happen on pretty much any mode that isnt PURE safe mode. Meaning that if I load up in Safemode Networking this freeze will happen there as well. But what happens is this
The comptuer starts up and gets to the windows 7 loading screen. I'll Try to login, at which it attempts to load up everything VERY slowly. At this point I'm at a bit of a time limit. If my pc doesnt fully load up in a certain time frame it will freeze. Whlie it's loading everything loads up slowly and I have a very small amount of time to load up an MP3 file. If I dont load up a song to play within this time frame and loop it infinitely, my comptuer will freeze without question at least 95% of the time. 5% of the time it MIGHT load up completely. But so far the load up mp3 loop forever trick is the only thing preventing my comptuer from freezing (If I can get that far).
 
As it stands i have no idea what is causing this problem, it's so bizarre... Please help!

A:Computer constantly freezing on startup. No idea how to fix.

try and update your network drivers

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Recently I was working on SPSS (a stats database) modifying one file over several weeks and saving changes several times per day. One morning I tried to bring my computer out of hibernation mode, as usual, but it said there was a problem and I would need to delete the restoration file inc order to resume. Since I had saved my data so often, I agreed. When my computer restarted the file was reverted back 2 weeks. I have since learned that SPSS files don't create temporary files, but still I was saving continuously so this was very strange. No other files were impacted (none were open either though). Since this time my computer freezes several times each day - every time I leave it sit. It's like it cannot come out of 'hibernation mode'. At the time of my problem, I went to run my Sophos virus software but it wouldn't start?? I then installed Microsoft's free virus program and following that avast! antivirus (based on someone's recommendation). I have run Malewarebytes too and only a couple small (apparently insignificant files, as per another IT forum user) were detected. Another issue is that my taskbar freezes too when my computer freezes. Bottomline I have two questions: (1) should I just reinstall my OS to fix these problems? and (2) I bought a new computer (as I CANNOT lose anymore of my PhD work!) and I am scared to move over my necessary files, as I worry there is an undetected virus that could affect my new computer. How can I be sur... Read more

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This whole thing happened out of no where I have no idea how or from what, I have preformed many antivirus scans and anti malware scans and even though I remove everything the problem persists!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 333866 MB, Free - 56568 MB; D: Total - 9530 MB, Free - 1284 MB; E: Total - 343396 MB, Free - 342996 MB;
Motherboard: ECS , Nettle3, 2.2,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:04:14 PM, on 8/1/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Please save my computer!! Just got bluescreen!! Constantly freezing

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My computer has been freezing for a while and I haven't thought anything of it until recently when it started to freeze multiple times a day. Sometimes I would be doing something and other times I wouldn't be doing anything and it would just freeze. I've searched but I don't know what the problem is. All I know is that the light that blinks orange whenever I'm doing something goes away. Please help I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!
 

A:Computer freezing constantly random times

The very first issue can be that your system is running beyond it's hardware specifications. This occurs when getting too numerous programs running at the same time. If the amount of RAM in your system cannot handle it then your computer will freeze. The simple solution for this is to run fewer programs or buy additional RAM.

Some folks ask - what if windows 7 crashes when I only run a particular program? In this case you might need to update your drivers or system. Often times compatibility issues could cause your computer to freeze up. You can check the Microsoft Windows website for the latest updates.

If windows 7 freezes at random, then this problem should be relates to the registry. When the Windows registry is full of errors it can stop your system from properly running. The registry contains the information of your computer which is used to communicate between the OS, software, and hardware devices. When the registry becomes congested with errors, the communication procedure breaks down.

The recommended solution for this sort of Windows 7 freezing would be to clean the registry of corrupt files and various errors. Not just will this prevent pc crashing, it will also speed up your system considerably.
​Also, take a look at this site for some more information:
http://www.winvistaclub.com/t9.html

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
 

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My laptop is having some serious performance issues. The keyboard stops working, the mouse starts to wiggle across the screen, and it's incredibly slow. I've done a virus scan, but nothing comes back. I've had issues like this with other computers I own and it's always been a virus. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
 

A:Keyboard stops working, computer constantly freezing

Greetings spalladino25 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter ... Read more

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Hey guys, recently, my computer has been freezing at completely random times during the day and always requires a hard reset to fix the problem (temporarily). I have no idea what is wrong, I have not really installed any new hardware or devices, except my iPod Touch I got around 2 weeks ago and my router I got around 3 weeks ago, but I have no idea if they are causing the problem because the freezing has been going on for around 5 days now...

Here is my HijackThis Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:18:18 AM, on 2/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO livePCsupport\CLPSLS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\WLAN Card Utilities\Center.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

A:Computer constantly going unresponsive/freezing at random times

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Hi, i'm having a really bothersome problem here, my computer is shutting down sometimes or either freezing and making weirds noises where i can't move even the mouse and i need to hard boot.

This freezes only happens when i turn on the computer for the firsts time of the day, it happens like 5-10 times and then he starts working correctly for the rest of the day, i don't have a clue what is happening, do i need to format my computer?
Sometime appeared a blue screen (i think its called death screen) here is an example

What should i do??

A:Computer constantly freezing and making weird noises

  
Quote: Originally Posted by heltei15


Hi, i'm having a really bothersome problem here, my computer is shutting down sometimes or either freezing and making weirds noises where i can't move even the mouse and i need to hard boot.

This freezes only happens when i turn on the computer for the firsts time of the day, it happens like 5-10 times and then he starts working correctly for the rest of the day, i don't have a clue what is happening, do i need to format my computer?
Sometime appeared a blue screen (i think its called death screen) here is an example

What should i do??



We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* ... Read more

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Hi,

I think I have some sort of malware on my computer. It is constantly freezing on startup and I have to keep rebooting. There is also a permanent antivirusXP2008 window and the desktop has been changed. Google links have also been hijacked and I can't get onto this website from that computer (posting from a different one).

Could somebody please have a look at my hijack this log? I have tried a couple of scans (spybot and adaware) to no avail.

Many thanks in advance for any help...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:26, on 29/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Solved: Computer constantly freezing. Antivirus XP 2008.

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My computer is constantly freezing up. On start-up things seem fine, but after a few minutes, I am unable to interact with anything cause the cursor indicates something is trying to load, but never does and then freezes.So I have no choice but to turn off my computer. I really need help, I am trying to avoid having to do a clean install, I don't know how to backup things properly, and Im afraid I will have to re-install alot. This is my first time on a forum like this and I need specialized help. Before I go on, here is all the list of things I have tried to tried to fix the problem with:

-Disk Check
-Disk Defragment
-System Restore (no restore points)
-Virus Scan with Mcafee and Malware Bytes (viruses/malware was found and removed, but problem persists)
-Last good Configuration

I am currently in Safe Mode with Networking and everything is fine there luckily.
Now I think I might know what the problem is, but I need to know how to fix it. In the Event Viewer, I see several errors:

-Ntp Client was unable to set up a manual peer to use as a time source cause of DNS resolution error on 'time.nist.gov,0x9. The error was: no such host is known (0x80072AF9)

-The shadow copies of Volume C: were aborted cause of an IO failure on volume C:

-The shadow copies of Volume C: were aborted during detection because of a critical control file could not be opened

-Audit events have been dropped by the transport. The real time backup file was corrupt due to improper shutdown
Can someone ... Read more

A:Computer is constantly freezing up. Shadow copy issue?

Looks like you have a disk problem. Run a chkdsk /r at boot.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:11:50 AM, on 7/13/2006
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\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air USB Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.ex... Read more

A:Computer is constantly freezing up have run sypware/virus programs

We're very sorry for the delay..

You may want to print out these instructions or save it as a text document, and use them as a reference. If you have any questions regarding the fix, please ask us before proceeding. It is also important for you to don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order.

=====================================

Update JavaGo to Start ? Control Panel ? Add/Remove Programs.
Search for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment.... )
It should have this icon next to it:
Click that entry and then click on the Change/Remove button.
Then download and install the newest version from here.
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Uninstall ProgramsClick Start ? Run ? type: appwiz.cpl ? OK
Find and remove the following program(s) (if present):

Viewpoint

Close Add/Remove Programs window after uninstalling.
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Please open HijackThis, click Do a system scan only, and then place a checkmark beside each of these entries:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: Viewpoint Toolbar BHO - {A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBarBHO.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Viewpoint Toolbar - {F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Ru... Read more

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For the last couple of weeks my computer has been running all sorts of slow, and I'm getting a lot of glitches I've never had before (recently, it appears to have shut down when I turn it off, but I find when I turn it back on it never went off in the first place, getting booted from browser consistently, etc). I also get an error message whenever I shut down about 'protector.exe' not being able to close, and when I tried to look it up I found only scary-sounding info from sites I don't exactly trust.
Anyway, not sure where to go with these problems, and I'm really hoping someone here can help. Thanks so much in advance for any input you can give!

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:55:22 PM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\App... Read more

A:Computer freezing, booted from browsers constantly, worried in general...please help?

bump, please

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I have a 2 year old Dell desktop Dimension E521 with Windows XP. Recently it has been freezing several times a day, sometimes while on the internet (with both Firefox and Internet Explorer), sometimes when just working on a Word doc, sometimes with nothing open and the screen saver is on. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del the task manager doesn't even come up and I have to press the power button on the tower to get it to shut off. Ran several virus scans (AVG, avast!) and they say no virus, but a friend who is good with computers said it sounds like a virus. Cannot do a system restore, it goes through the process and then says "unable to restore to specified date". I have tried at least 10 dates and none work. A few times after it freezes there is a loud beep coming from the tower, I read in a previous forum that could be a fan problem, but I am also having other issues besides the beeping. Any ideas what I should do?? Thanks MP

A:Constantly freezing, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything, have to manually shut down computer

I would first take steps to satisfy myself that the system is not overheating.Freezing is one of the symptoms of overheating, among other things.I would check to ensure that the fans installed are all working properly (visual observation) and then I would enter the BIOS and check the registered CPU temperature after one of these freezes.Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Louis

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Lately, I have been experiencing A LOT of problems with my computer. Programs frequently crash or run sluggishly. At times, my taskbar will crash and become frozen.

I have also noticed that I have a lot of process running (I am usually clocking in at somewhere around 45 processes). I have recently installed iTunes, which I can see has about 2 or 3 processes running at a time. I have also have recently run winUpdate and got some new files from that, but I don't know if that also has things running in the background.

I have ran CleanUp, AdAware, Spybot, and I have a Microsoft AntiSpyware constantly running in the background, so I don't think adware or spyware is the problem.

This is the only forum that I know of that can offer help for these kind of things, and you have proven to be very helpful in the past. If this is in the wrong place, I apologize.

Here is my HiJack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:26:03 PM, on 10/5/2005
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\Omni... Read more

A:Programs and computer constantly freezing or crashing... is spyware the problem?

One thing that could be causing your problems is the fact that you have both Norton And AVG running. You should never run two antiviruses at the same time. They conflict with each other and cause all sorts of problems as well as decrease your protection. You need to pick one and get rid of the other.

Also you need to disable some of those unnecessary apps you have running at startup. They are draining your computers resources.
 

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Recently(about 2 weeks ago), my computer started freezing. It happened 5 times already(one of them occurred as I was typing this post). I wasn't doing anything in particular, just using Firefox to browser the web.

3 of the freezings occurred while I was just browsing, 2 occurred while my computer was starting up. No sites in general either, out of the 3 times I froze, I was on different sites each time(all of them are "known safe ones" too like ign.com, wikipedia, etc).

After the latest freeze(during browsing), I restarted my computer only for my computer to freeze again after 3 seconds(screen stayed the same, it happened right after it showed me my memory test). Then I restarted my computer again and it froze before anything showed up(monitor did not detect anything so the monitor did not show anything).
Here's what I have done so far:

1. I used memtest86 and done 3 full tests, no errors on any tests.

2. Did anti-virus and anti-spyware scan on my computer(I used: Avast, Spybot, Adaware).

3. Checked Windows Event Viewer(unfortunately it didn't log anything).

Here's the last things I did to my computer before I noticed the freezings:
1. I downloaded and installed Secunia PSI.

2. I downloaded and installed the latest version of WinRAR and Quicktime player(recommendations from Secunia).

3. I also installed various security patches from microsoft update.

Besides that, nothing in particular.

Also I noticed when my computer freezes, my ke... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing(computer stays frozen until I shutdown)

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::::LONG POST WARNING::::

First, i'll go over what i've done to modify my computer in the past week.

I downloaded and installed the uxtheme patch to use unsigned msstyles themes on my computer, and loaded up a couple of random themes to try out. Then, yesterday (when the problem began) I downloaded a Windows Automatic Update, but I did not check it's contents. Another problem I've had lately is that when I click on something, it randomly double clicks, but that went away after an AVG virus scan.

Now, in-depth description of the freezing.

While using my computer, at completely random times, it will completely freeze up. That includes the cursor movement, keyboard shortcuts, and buttons on the laptop (using the power button to go into sleep mode, etc.) These problems all started when I first tried out an OS X theme for my laptop.

The freezing seems to be in some way related to using internet browsers (ANY BROWSER) I had been running an AdAware scan a few minutes ago, and it was going on for about an hour, and within 10 minutes of internet browsing with Mozilla Firefox, the computer froze, the same way it always does. I've tried leaving the computer on for up to 8 hours, to no avail.

I can't use System Restore because every time I do it says it failed and nothing on my computer was changed. I cannot reboot my OS because I have no CD Drive (EEE PC) and no boot-compatible Flash Drive. If anyone would be willing to walk me through net-booting step-by-step, I'd be... Read more

A:Computer randomly freezing

You have a restore Partition on your computer. when you boot up, you hit Alt+F11 to access it.

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Hi i am having this problem with my computer and it is really annoying me.
I just purchased a new motherboard a ASUS p5K
The problem that i am having is that evry time i listen to music randmly there are glitches like pauses and the sound sometimes gets robotic or goes slow motion.
Also when i turn my computer on the first program i open dont matter which one it is the computer goes really slow for about 10 minutes, the mouse runs like slow motion.

Here are my Specs.
Motherboard ASUS pk5
Socket Designation LGA775
Manufacturer Intel
Version Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
Supported Voltage 1.3 v
External Clock 200 MHz
Max Speed 3800 MHz
Current Speed 3200 MHz
Memory Type DDR2 (Buffalo Select) PC2 5300 u-55
Installed Size 1024 MBytes x2 total (2GB Ram)
Current Speed 667 MHz
Sound card EMU 0404
Video card NVIDIA GeForce 7300SE/7200GS

does any one have an idea what might be causing this. =(
 

A:Computer randomly freezing

Have you tried a virus scan?
 

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i've used my computer everyday for the last 5 years with no major problems then just last week its been freezing up randomly i haven't installed any thing new and i don't really DL stuff so any help here my hijaskthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:37:45 PM, on 7/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Wireless G WDA-1320\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\G-series Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Computer is Randomly Freezing, help plz

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The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was C0000005 from line 62 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\event s\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.


is the error windows has listed for each time it crashes anyone got any ideas how to fix this
 

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I'm lost and I'm hoping someone more experienced can help me out. I'm not sure what is going on and I though it may have been malware but the HJT forum says my log is clean and advised me to post here.

The main problem I'm having is that my computer is randomly freezing. It doesn't blue screen or reboot it just stops dead in its tracks. The only thing I can do is a hard reboot. It happens when I'm using it, browsing the internet, playing games, watching movies etc. It also happens when I leave it alone doing nothing. It happens from anywhere between once/twice per day to a couple times per hour.

This problem is fairly new and has only been happening for about 2 weeks.

I have tried defragging and running chkdsk. Neither of which seemed to help. I didn't install any new hard or software before the problems began. Also if it is makes a difference my Windows take a long time to start up, about 5 min and my IE also doesn't work, it'll open it just wont do anything.

Comp. Stats.
CPU- AMD XP 2500+
Ram- 1024 MB
Mobo- MSI KT6
HD- 40GB(main) 80GB(data)
Video- ATI x1650
Sound- Audigy 2 ZS

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2

Thanks in Advance for any and all help.

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Check the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.

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Link to topic from Am I Infected?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic443984.html

I'm currently prepping for finals week so it really hurt me this morning to find that my laptop is freezing within a maximum of ten minutes of booting up after a malwarebytes scan which found one threat. After cleaning, my laptop has been nearly unusable. Sometimes it freezes after entering my password to log in and other times freezes anywhere from 5-10 minutes of use. When it freezes I can do absolutely nothing no CTRL ALT DELETE, and I am forced to use a manual shut down with the power button. Sometimes I can't past the Welcome Screen, sometimes it freezes when I make it to the desktop, or sometimes it just freezes randomly during browsing the web or working with Microsoft Office applications which leads me to believe that I still may have not gotten rid of the bug. Any help would be extremely helpful since I have no idea how to analyze combofix and hijack logs.

Thanks for any help and logs are provided!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Pat at 14:56:50 on 2012-03-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2042.1134 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
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A:Computer freezing randomly

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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my wifes computer which is identical to mine in almost every way keeps locking up at random times.
when it does lock up the usb objects are turned off (the mouse and keyboard). upon last checking this computer is clean as far as spyware and viruses. and i ran a memory tester as well.

this problem has only happened (so far) within the windows enviroment (it doesent happen during startup or shutdown).

it tends to happen shortly after the computer is booted after a normal shutdown. but when it does freeze and i hit the reset, it doesent seem to happen after that but will eventually happen when you get involved in something like web browsing or games.

all in all i cant figure out where to begin looking for what is causing this problem. and the last thing i want to do is reformat
 

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I've had this issue since January but its very on and off so its not bothered me too much, but in the past few days I've started playing Payday 2 and its increased tenfold so would love to finally figure out what it is.
 
Every so often, my computer will just freeze. Nothing goes blank, no BSOD or anything it all just freezes and I have to hold power down to shut it down each time. Back in February I decided to upgrade my system a bit and hoped this issue would go but it seems to be following me
 
I upgraded my Motherboard/PSU/CPU then so the only things that have been around since the first few issues are RAM and GPU. Not sure how to give you specs but I've got this image:
 

 
I've ran tests on my system a few times like MemTest86 and 3DMark to see if it said anything. I've also clean installed my PC a few times over that point and reseated my RAM and made sure things are all connected properly. I'm at a loss whats causing this, and it doesn't help that nothing is logged when it freezes. Event Viewer just says "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. " but no errors beforehand and it doesn't seem any crash dumps are being recorded as that last one is back in April.
 
Any help or things I could try would be great!

 

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Let's start with this report please:
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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it keeps randomly freezing ..sometimes it will do it when im logging on and sometimes it will do it when im not doing very much. i dont know much about computers so please be descriptive. i run windows xp .nvidia X7500 or somthing like that
 

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Please ask any questions u may have?
 

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Hi everyone.

This is my first post on this forum, so nice to meet you all.

I'll cut right to the chase. I recently did away with my old P4 computer (which was approaching the 3 years of age mark) and built myself a new rig. It has the following specs:

CPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4GHZ 8M
Memory: 4 GB TEAM XTREEM DARK PC6400
Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB 7200RPM PATA 16MB
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON X850XT PLATINUM EDITION

Note that the graphics card is actually my old graphics card. Most cards these days are too expensive and mine runs most games fairly decently so I decided to just hold on to it until nVidia's first round of DX10 cards have gone down in price.

Okay, now I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2 (32-bit). As I understand it this should be no problem (even if the Quad Core is 64-bit). I was also under the impression that Windows XP officially supported upto 4 GB of RAM; however, that it wouldn't utilize all of it.

However, whenever I stick in all 4 of them it starts freezing randomly.

So my question is: Is there a way to utilize all of the 4 GB of RAM and maintain stability in Windows XP Professional?

If there isn't then I guess I might go out and pickup Windows XP Professional (64-bit). I'm loathe to spend the money upgrading to Vista at the moment.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance guys. I really appreciate it.
 

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Welcome to TSG....

If there is a way of getting Windows XP Pro to recognize all 4 Gb of RAM that would be a good one. If the machine works ok with 3 GB run with it. If you want to move up to the 64 bit version of XP Pro try and find an upgrade disk it will be a lot cheaper than the full version.

One other thing you can use the old hard drive from the PIV as a slave drive in the new computer and use it for storage or what-ever else you need.
 

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Hi
i recently upgraded my pcs processor from a pentium d processor to a intel core 2 duo e6600 and now my computer freezes randomly. When it freezes the monitor is on the fans are still spinning but i can't move my mouse or press cntrl+alt+del. The freezes happen at random from one hour to five hours to straight after booting.At first i thought it was overheating so i replaced the thermal grease and still it freezes.
Please i will welcome any suggestions
My specs are:
Intel core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz
4gb of ram
A nvidia gts 250
nvida nforce4 sli edition 570
And my os: windows 7 and xp on a dual boot thingy
thanks a lot

A:Computer freezing randomly please help

bump please can no one help me :(

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My computer has done this with XP, then with W7, W8 and now with W8.1. I'm using my computer and suddenly it just freezes completely. It freezes when using Google Chrome, Spotify... My son likes to watch videos a lot, so first I thought it could be my graphics card.

I bought a new graphics card, but no help, still the same problem. I re-installed my Windows cleaning totally the hard-drive, no help.

I created an "artificial" BSOD with the instructions given, but the blue screen appeared already before the system even started, so it must be one of the non-Microsoft drivers causing it(?).

My computer:
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2,4 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
Seagate Barracuda ST325041
2x Kingston DDR2 memory 2GB

A:Computer freezing randomly.

I have random freezes too and my problem is the hard disk. Maybe your HDD has also a problem. You can check it for bad sectors by using free diagnostic software like CrystalDiscInfo.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:47 PM, on 10/23/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowProducer\ScsiAccess.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Cybe... Read more

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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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Hello all,

I've recently had an issue where my PC intermittently freezes. It'll normally start off with one program that stops responding and eventually all the other open ones will do the same. Windows Explorer also tends to stop responding. Some open programs are unaffected and I'm able to interact with them to a limited degree (a few actions and closing them) but I am unable to open any new programs. I reinstalled Windows a couple of months ago in an attempt to fix this same problem but it seems to have resurfaced.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer randomly freezing

Okay i would start off with a:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Possibly run CCleaner, link is in my sig.

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My computer has been randomly freezing lately.

I am pretty sure it is not my ram or graphics card. I also have used SFC /Scannow, it did not find any problems

Other than that I do not know what the problem is.

I am in great need of help. Thank you for your help.

A:Computer Randomly Freezing.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xolaris


My computer has been randomly freezing lately.

I am pretty sure it is not my ram or graphics card. I also have used SFC /Scannow, it did not find any problems

Other than that I do not know what the problem is.

I am in great need of help. Thank you for your help.



There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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For a while now my computer has been freezing randomly and I get that "not responding" message on the window but it eventually does strart responding. It can happen at any time whether I'm browsing some site or when I'm not online. So today I did a clean install of Windows 7 today and the same thing is happening with only Win7 on it. Any ideas as to whats causing this? Is the hard drive on the way out? Could the motherboard be going bad? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer keeps on randomly freezing

Add overheating to the list at COMPUTER FREEZES - http://www.jrwhipple.com/computer_hangs.html .

Louis

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

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

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

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

A:Computer keeps freezing randomly

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.35) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.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 before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will s... Read more

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Hi, I bought a computer a little less than a year ago from a co-worker. It has worked fine until the past few days, it has been freezing completely, requiring me to manually turn it off and on before I can perform any other tasks. I've checked the temperatures on the computer and they all are under 50 degrees Celsius. As I'm not the most computer savvy, I'm not sure what to do next or why this is happening. To my knowledge I have not done anything to the computer, no new programs recently that would have caused anything to happen. I have tried to system restore the computer a week or so back as well, with no luck of the problem stopping. If anyone knows anything I can do to try to fix this, that would be very helpful, thanks.

Computer Specs:
Mainboard : Gigabyte M57SLI-S4
Chipset : nVidia nForce 570 SLI
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 2600 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
Hard Disk : WDC (165 GB)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
(I copied these off of Pc Wizard 2010's readings, if any other information is needed let me know.)
 

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Alright so I had another thread where my computer was freezing randomly but It only ever happened while browsing the web.

I upgraded my CPU and motherboard to
AMD FX8350
ASUS M5A99x Evo

Both are brand new and I have 3x4gb of Corsair Vengence memory that's also fairly new 3-4 months old now.

Now I have noticed my computer is freezing still but it'll stutter too. I'll think it'll freeze but then I can use the mouse again and after a few seconds. Right before posting this thread was the first time I got a full freeze. I installed this 3-4 days ago.

There are no minidumps of the freezes and all the minidumps in the zip are from when I had the old CPU and motherboard. AMD FX 1055T and Asus M4N75TD.

A:Computer freezing randomly

Can you post the other system specs; such as the amount of ram your system has, etc? Also, can you go into the event viewer and copy any error logs that may be related to it(look around the date and time the errors occured in the relevant section(setup, security etc.)

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This issue has been going on for at least a couple weeks now. At first it seemed that randomly my mouse pointer would suddenly freeze and I would have to reboot the machine to gain control again. I have used a couple different mice lately on this computer so eventually I went back to the other previous mouse. However, not long after the same issue started up again. I tried deleting/disabling drivers of the mice and deleting/reinstalling their drivers, etc. but to no avail.

Recently I noticed that it seems that the whole computer is freezing and not just the mouse pointer.....as far as I can tell. I today did a disk cleanup of drive C (I have multiple hard drives), and defragged drive c (although the computer froze during the defragging process and I had to manually reboot). I also ran an Adaware scan and a full Nod 32 anti-virus scan. I tried to eliminate every problem these scans found. The computer is still randomly freezing though.

Please help!

The machine is:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel 2.4 GHZ quad core processor
Corsair 800 mhz dual DDR 2 @ 4 gigabytes

Creative Soundblaster X-Fi sound card
Verto NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT video card
 

A:Computer keeps randomly freezing, please help

Remove NOD32 and download and install free Avast, Advir or AVG antivirus. See if the freezing stops
 

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So this has been happening for a while but it has been increasingly frequent nowadays. My computer would just freeze as if you were looking at a screenshot. The cursor animation would stop moving, everything does not respond. Capslock and numlock do not respond when i press it on the keyboard. Everytime this happens I would do a hard reset (using the button on the tower). Of course my computer is a little old and that might be the problem but I think there might be malware that could be doing this as well. It used to never happen at all, then it became once every week, then once daily. Now it happens a few times a day and it seems to randomly hit. Any help?

I am on Windows XP and i have ESET's NOD32 antivirus up.

A:Computer Keeps Randomly Freezing

Hello and welcome to BC, Your Nod scan is showing nothing either. Have you run a Nod scan from safe mode?Let's run this either way from norml mode.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.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 before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue ... Read more

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I'm having issues with my computer randomly freezing. Once it freezes the only thing I can do is turn the computer off by holding down the power button.
Nothing in particular seems to cause the freezing, as sometimes it freezes when just left on the desktop with no programs open. The freezes occur within 30 mins of turning on the computer without fail.
The only fix I have found is to slide the hardware acceleration right down to none, which stops the freezing altogether. However with the hardware acceleration set to none, graphics in some games all seem to be messed up, which is obviosuly annoying.
I thought the issue might be with the display driver, as when attempting to access my nvidia control panel I received an error message telling me to re-install the driver. However this did not solve the problem.
I am not that knowledgeable about computers, so really don't know what to do next. What does the hardware acceleration actually do? Do i need a new graphics card?
Any help please.

Computer Spec:
Compaq Presario
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor
3700+
2.00GB of Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6200SE TurboCache
Microsoft Windows XP Home Ed
 

A:Computer Freezing Randomly

Hi Chris,
When you purchased your PC , you migh have got PC driver cd along with it. While using that CD you will find various drivers like sound drivers, Display drivers etc. So install those drivers and then restart your machine, i am sure your problem will have solved.

Regards
Mike
rentfusion.com
 

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Hey Erik The Red again I'm not sure whether this topic is meant to go here or not so just move it if I'm wrong! So i have a problem and it isn't anything big but it just gets quite annoying sometimes.
My computer randomly freezes like completely as in I can't move the mouse and when I press Num/Caps/Scroll Lock keys the lights on my keyboard don't change or anything and doesn't register to any input. This usually on random occasions ( so like not every time I do it ) like when I am going to and from full screen on a youtube video or I am minimizing or maximizing a game, also sometimes it will happen even when it is on the lock screen if I go away for 5 minutes and I come back and its frozen or sometimes I'll leave the computer for quite a number of hours say if I am going out to work or something ( although I usually turn it off ) and I'll come back with it frozen on the lock screen. It will sometimes go without it freezing for weeks or sometimes it will happen everyday or a couple of times everyday. I'm sure I don't have a virus because I have done quite a few checks with your Malware support team. So thanks in advance for your help with this!

Regards, Erik.

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On Tuesday of last week (8-21-12) I turned on my PC like I always do. after about 10 minutes of being on and me opening up Diablo 3 my computer completely froze. nothing would respond not even Ctrl+Alt+Del. So I had to hard shut down the computer. After that a few hours later it did it again. this time I was just on internet explorer.

So with me being the way I am I Reformated my computer to see if that would solve the issue. and it has not.

So everyday now that I turn on my computer it seems to randomly Freeze. I have ran a windows Memory Diagnostic. I put it on Extra with Cache on and had it run 3 passes. it took about an hour and 20 min and windows found no errors or anything. I have NO idea what could be causing this. I dont wanna spend money if I can target the problem and replace the hardware thats bad.

I built this computer myself and it has had NO issues since I built it and this time I cant figure it out myself.

Please is there anything I can run or do to try and locate the problem? Could it be a failing power supply? the one I have in there is a 4-5 year old 1000w psu. here are my computer specs.

Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
Mobo - Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU - Intel i7 930 2.80GHz
CPU Cooler - Corsair H70 water cooler
Ram - Corsair Dominator Triple channel memory 6GB
Video Card - EVGA Nvidia GTX 570 superclocked
PSU - Ultra X3 1000w
Sound Card - Creative sound blaster X-fi Xtremegamer
DvD drive - HP dvd1270
Fan controler - Lamptron FC5
Fans - 2x 120mm push-pull ... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing randomly

Nice system
"So with me being the way I am, I Reformatted my computer to see if that would solve the issue... and it has not" The easiest thing to start with here is the power supply. Are all the fans running normally? Is the PS under the lifetime warranty? Fan controllers can cause trouble. Try disconnecting it temporarily
 

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I just did a fresh install of windows 7 like I do every year about 20 or so days ago and now I've recently been suffering frequent computer freezes. Its not consistent like it would freeze right after boot. It would freeze like 2 mins after I log in, or 3-6 hrs after using my computer or leaving it on, or simply not freezing that day. I have all the windows 7 update and all my drivers are updated.

A:Computer freezing randomly

Possibly a bad hard drive ?

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Hello all,

I have a E5200 Pentium Dual-Core processor, ASUS P5K-V mainboard, 4GBs of RAM and a 8800 GTS. My OS is Windows XP Pro SP2. My CPU/GPU temps are (tested using SpeedFan) 45C and 55-59C while idle, 55-60C and 70C while playing games (in this case, Team Fortress 2 and L4D2).

My computer has been freezing randomly for about 2 weeks. It usually happens when I turn it on (usually after loading Windows, when all the desktop stuff shows, but sometimes it freezes even before Windows start). More often, it freezes when I make a slight physical contact with the case (like slightly pushing it). I scanned my computer and there are no viruses and I myself believe this is a hardware-related problem.

What could be the cause of the problem? Is it because my CPU/GPU is overheated? Is my power supply failing?

EDIT: I tried using Hardware Monitor to check the voltages reading.
Vcore: 1.14 V
VIN1: 1.70 V
+3.3V: 3.30 V
+5V: 4.94 V
+12V: 8.36 V
VIN5: 1.72 V
VIN6: 1.22 V

EDIT2: Never mind, looks like HMonitor is incorrect. These are the readings from my BIOS:
Vcore: 1.200 V
3.3V: 3.296 V
5V: 5.160 V
12V: 11,872 V

Is it normal? If so, it's not a PSU problem, is it?

Help appreciated.
 

A:Computer freezing randomly...

You could get a diagnostic for the Hard Drive you have in your computer. Just go to the manufacturer's website and go to the support tab to find the diagnostic software. Also, since its happening when the case is moved i would check all connections such as the data cable and power cable going to the HD.
 

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Hello AlphaBoz, And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum[/b], My name is Elise. I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.[/color]I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------Please be patient and I'd be grateful if you would note the following:The cleaning process is not instant. DDS logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.In... Read more

A:computer randomly freezing

GMER 1.0.15.15163 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2009-10-28 13:13:41Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2Running: 6d6fc9zy.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINISTRATOR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\uxtdapow.sys---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwClose [0xEEBCE6B8]SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwCreateKey [0xEEBCE574]SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwDeleteValueKey [0xEEBCEA52]SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwDuplicateObject [0xEEBCE14C]SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwOpenKey [0xEEBCE64E]SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwOpe... Read more

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My computer is as follows:

MS Windows XP Home SP3
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, 2.0 GB Corsair XMAS2 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

My computer has been freezing for what seems like ever since I built it. I reformatted it in January/December ish, and it eventually started freezing again randomly. It will freeze when I search the internet, while I'm playing music/video, while I'm playing a game, while I'm not doing anything, etc. It's all random. There is no pattern to it.

I tried updating my drivers. But I'm pretty sure most of them are up to date.

I'm thinking this is a Mobo or PSU problem, but I have no knowledge on how to figure out if its true. This is a custom built computer, so when I was doing research on how to fix freezing problems, I came across information on PSU not sending out enough power? Or too much?

When I talked to my friend who helped me built the computer, about the PSU potential issue, he confirmed that it probably isn't the PSU because he hand picked the parts I was going to use and my power supply is sufficient for what system I have I guess (Enermax Model ELT500AWT).

So I'm completely confused to approach this thing. I used CCleaner multiple times to fix any problems with the registry, but the freezing problem is still persistent. Happening multiple times every day and requiring a restart....

I also used Windows Memory Diagnostic and another memory diagnostic tool (I forgot the name), last fall... Read more

A:Computer freezing randomly

Using SpeedFan, there is flames next the following bold items:

GPU: 57C
Local: 43C
Remote: 52C
System: 45C
CPU: 56C
AUX: 55C
HD0: 36C
HD1: 37C
Core: 56C
 

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Lately, my computer has been freezing at random times, whether im doing work on Microsoft Word or playing some games or doing nothing. I tried like alot of things to stop it. I used Trend Micro AntiVirus to search for viuses and there happens to be no viruses. Also, I used Webroot Spy Sweeper to find the spyware and get rid of them, but that didn't solve it.

To descriibe exactly what happens, the screen willl still show but everything just STOPS. Nothing would function like the keyboard pr the mouse. I would end up having to hold on the power button for a few seconds to shut it off.

I even tried using programs like RecCure to fix it but nothing works.

Can anyone PLEASE help? Thanks.

Edit: And if you need to know, the computer is around two years old.

A:Computer Randomly Freezing

Looks like video card problem to me.Check event viewer and post your last four error here.Right click My Computer > Manage > on the left you will be able to see Event ViewerWhat is your video card brand and model? Have you update the driver?

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Hi. I've been having this problem ever since i first built the computer a couple of weeks ago and me being not very tech savvy, i have basically ran out of ideas. When i first built the computer i booted it all up using the hard drive out of my old pc. That's when i first started to notice the freezes and i presumed that it was just a failing hard drive (even though it worked fine in my other pc), I guess i just wanted peace of mind. Anyway, i got my brand new ssd yesterday and installed windows. Installed the motherboard drivers and the graphics drivers of the disc and everything was running fine, i thought the problem had gone away but it hadn't. My pc had froze while installing a game. No black screen, it just locks up completely unable to do anything unless i hard reset. Now it freezes pretty much within 5 minutes of me entering windows through the log in screen.
I've done a bit of troubleshooting but i can't think of anything else i can do of the top of my head.

Things i have done:
:I thought it might be the GPU so i took it out and swapped it for my old HD 5550-the freezing continued.
:I ran furmark and prime95 to check temps. The gpu didn't get above 70 and my cpu didn't get above 58 on max load.
: I swapped the RAM round in the channels, freezing continued. I tried running it from individual sticks and swapping them around but no.
:i ran windows memory diagnostic tool and found no errors. I'm going to run memtest overnight to see if i can pick up any ram errors.

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A:Computer randomly freezing.

I stop reading after I got "I installed the drivers off the disc".

boot into safe mode and download all the latest most up to date drivers for everything.
chipset drivers youll have to use asus website, gpu ones from Ati.

dont bother with the bios for now. as hopefully doing the above will fix it.

im goimg to point the finger mainly at the gpu drivers bundled with the card. the ones on the disc for my 6950 would cause it to blue screen quite frequently. updating them solved it.

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Usually I can solve my computer problems, but I am at a real loss.
 
This started up just Wednesday. At first I thought my mouse was freezing, but I'm unable to alt+tab or use the windows key while the freezing occurs. It happens for about 10 seconds and then lets back up, and then will freeze again soon after.
 
When this starts to happen, the cursor will hang on whichever it was last, not returning to the default arrow unless I hover over something that turns it back into an arrow. (This part is kind of hard to explain.)
 
My computer is relatively new, just being built a few months ago. It has 16gb Ram so I know that shouldn't be the issue.
Other specs that may be necessary:
64-bit OS
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570k CPU @ 3.40GHz
Windows 7 Pro running Service pack 1

A:Computer randomly freezing

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Hey all, my computer has started acting strange the past few days. It starts up normal, takes normal amount of time to start up. But when I start doing something (even something simple like 1 internet window) it will just freeze. It might work again after a while, or it might need to be reset. If I use the ctrl-alt-del thing and get rid of one of the svchost processes, then it seems to do ok. I havent put anything new on, no viruses, etc. This is kinda getting annoying, and this is my 3rd keyboard this year (dont ask about the other 2 ), so I really would like to fix it. I also looked at my Hijackthis log and could find nothing strange. Does anyone have any ideas??

-Nick

A:Computer Is 'freezing' Randomly

HDD nearly full? Defragmented?Tried testing the RAM with memtest86?Any errors in the Event Viewer at the time of the "freezing"?

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Hello, I know that this post has been submittd before, because I did a search of this forum. But, when I found the post, I could not reply to it, with my input. So, I am posting this myself.

My computer, which is an ASUS brand computer, that was put-together by a friend of mine, who has a computer shop of his own, was purchased about 3 years ago and is now randomly freezing up on me! I am a novice when it comes to computers, so of course, I am confused on why its doing this to me! I have done everything that is possible on my own to fix this problem, but its now beyond my expertise! I took it to another friend of mine, who works with computers everyday for a living and he couldn't get it to quit freezing up either! So, it has to be something really serious with it! I figure that its either the power box or the motherboard? What do you folks think is wrong with my computer freezing up? I would be glad to hear from anyone who has an idea of what they think is wrong with it. Thank you.
 

A:Computer Randomly Freezing up on me.

hi, its either the power box or the motherboard .!
your friend who works on computers all day ,did he test to see if it was overheating by touching things inside the box [as we cant not sitting in front of the box] did he change the ram to see if it might be the cause, or the CPU ,sorry I cant offer much else, as so many things cause a computer to freeze
 

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Hello guys, this is my first post. I am currently having some issues with my computer. it is freezing randomly but not restarting on its own. It will just be stuck at the screen it is currently on and sometimes it will make a weird noise if there was volume playing at that moment. I downloaded hijack this and came up with these codes. I also have the codes from event viewer if it helps. Help would be appreciated, thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:43:21 AM, on 4/24/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Gianluca\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_P... Read more

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I'm lost and I'm hoping someone more experienced can help me out. I'm not sure if I am even infected with anything but these are the main issues that I am having:1. My computer is randomly freezing. It doesn't blue screen or reboot it just stops dead in its tracks. It happens when I'm using it, browsing the internet, playing games etc. It also happens when I leave it alone doing nothing. Sometimes it happens once per day sometimes every couple hours. I though it may have been overheating but it happens at all different CPU/system temps. This problem is fairly new and has only been happening for about a week.2. Windows takes on average 5min to start up. My computer posts fine its just windows that takes forever. Its been like this a couple months.3. Internet Explorer does not work. It will open but wont do anything. This isn't really important because I use Firefox but it is just another annoyance.I've followed the steps from Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log. Here is my HijackThis log.Thanks in Advance for any and all help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:53:19 PM, on 24/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Freezing...help

Hello gerget and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis does not have the capability to analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For these types of issues I would suggest posting to the Windows XP Home and Professional forumThe techs in that forum specialize in matters pertaining to the operating system, performance and applications. When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.Also, when posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Cheers.OT

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NOTE- if this is the wrong place for this message please move it, thank you.


I just got my computer back, had a screwed up motherboard. Been working fine till yesterday when during a game of Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War it shut down and turned back on. I thought nothing of it but later I was just surfing the internet when the screen went black and I could do nothing, so I restarted my computer. Then the same thing happened again later but it said "Please Wait- Adjusting screen" in a little blue box infront of the black, the box went away and it was just black screen, so I restarted and was on for antoher hour and went to bed.

So 3 times, once restarting itself, and twice going black, can anyone help?

A:New computer freezing up randomly

Some system specs would help alot. We have no clue as to what we
are dealing with. Power supply, mobo, cpu ram, etc,,,,any new hardware
or software changes of late...

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