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# VISTA FREEZES - CANNOT TURN OFF COMPUTER to REBOOT

Q: VISTA FREEZES - CANNOT TURN OFF COMPUTER to REBOOT

I'm a newbie to this forum. Just got a new HP Pavilion d6500t with installed Vista Ultimate x64. Has been tough going, but was scraping by until today. I installed Quickbooks (via download) and transferred my data files from my old pc to the new pc. Things seemed fine...then BAM!

The screen became "jumpy" and I received a number of error messages. Could not bring up Task Manager, so I had to shut down the pc manually (turned it off). Reboot involved a system check because of the manual shut-down. System check was fine...but, now my pc is frozen on a black screen with the hp logo in the middle. My choices are the usual: Press <ESC> to enable startup message, <F1> to enter System information...etc.

MY PROBLEM: I cannot go ANYWHERE from here. The F-keys are not responding AND I cannot even manually shut off the pc!

I am a total novice when it comes to pc systems. I need help DESPERATELY. Any suggestions out there?

A: VISTA FREEZES - CANNOT TURN OFF COMPUTER to REBOOT

Unplug it.

Did HP provide a recovery disc?

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I'm having ongoing stability problems with Vista SP1 on my Lenovo T500 laptop.

About 80% of all reboots end with the system freezing. With the other 20% the system boot fine and remains totally stable until the next reboot.

The freeze takes place 1-2 minutes after the desktop appears. The system goes into a hard stop and becomes unresponsive even to Ctrl-Alt-Del. Occasionaly there is a BSOD rather than a hard stop.

Booting in safe mode works fine 100% of the time.

The system diagnostics report in the Control Panel Reliability and Performance applet reports a number of errors relating to the Microsoft 6to4 Adapter and Microsoft ISATAP Adapter ( see attached text file). I've checked for a driver update for these devices but Windows reports I am using the latest version.

To assist in diagnosis I have downloaded and run BSOD_Vista_v2-2_jcgriff2_.bat from this forum and a zip of the output file directory is attached.

Lenovo's response is the usual "Do a system revert to the ex factory state and then call us again." Ha, ha.

This one has got me beat. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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My situation: New HP Media Center PC with Vista Home Premium pre-installed.
The problem: The PC freezes up completely at seemingly random intervals. I could be using a browser, trying to watch a DVD, checking my e-mail, working in Word or anything and the computer just stops responding. The keyboard and mouse are completely unresponsive and the only thing I can do is a hard reboot. There are no error messages or anything else to indicate what caused the lock-up. My USB ports still seem active (external hub lights remain on).  Because Vista is OEM supplied, I have to use HP tech support and I can't even get them to understand what the problem is, let alone make any useful suggestions as to how I might fix it.  I see from other threads here that other people have had similar problems. Has anyone managed ot figure out what's goin on and fix it?

A:Vista Freezes Up - Can Do Nothing But Hard Reboot

VISTA FREEZE PROBLEM SOLVED! I don't know if this will help anyone else, but I'll give all the steps I was given and what eventually worked.

Gateway customer service asked me to do the following:
-Run windows recovery utilities in right after BIOS loads (on a gateway, it's F8 right after starting the PC). This didn't solve my problem, but may help you. Most users propobly don't know those tools exist.
-We tried rolling back to an earlier recovery point... but we couldn't get it to work.
-As mentioned before, we pulled the memory out to ensure not static charge.
-Finally (this seems to be what did the trick), we went into MSCONFIG, deactivated everything, and I read each item to Gateway tech support, who told me what to check and what not to check (basically, anything with Microsoft, Intel, or our Virus Scan/Firewall programs were allowed to remain, everything else was deactivated). It now seems to work just fine! I've got to put in a good plug for Gateway's customer support... they really did help with this.

Hope this helps someone!

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I hope someone can help me - and THANKS in advance for reading this! I have a shiny new gaming machine (well, it's 4 month old now, but still very shiny!) It's a custom built PC from CyberPower.com - who's tech help is somewhat less than helpful (hence this post...) Here's what's under the hood:500GB SATA II Single hard DriveIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0Ghz 1333FSB CPUsAsus P5N-E 650i SLI MotherboardCorsair XMS2 Xtreme DDR2/800 RAM - 4 Gb (2X2Gb sticks) PLUS another matching 4 Gigs (see the 'problem' below)2 NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB Video Cards64-bit Vista Home Basic with SP1Thermaltake 750W PSUThermaltake MaxOrb Cooling Fanplus an extra case exhaust fan (temp never goes over 86)Background:I play the Sims 2 with ALL EPs and SPs and TONS (80,000+) of custom created downloads. I kept getting Access Violation errors, and my game would crash. I was told I needed even more memory to handle all my downloads... so I bought another 4 Gb from NewEgg earlier this week. I've already heard that the Sims won't use my new mega-memory. I wanted more memory anyway because I also do a lot of work with Photoshop and run my own website: www.CatherinesJewelryDesign.com. So, I really don't want to send it back. It's supposed to work with my system and I want it to work! Here's the problem:After I install the other 4 Gb of RAM, Vista keeps freezing every half hour or so. It doesn't matter what I'm doing - it is completely random. And the only thing I can do is push the power button fo... Read more

A:When I Add Ram; 64-bit Vista Freezes And Won't Turn Off.

Quite a number of programs do not support 64 bit windows. Windows Vista Home Basic is the edition of Windows for basic home computing needs. If you only want to use your PC for tasks like browsing the Internet, using e-mail, or viewing photos, then Windows Vista Home Basic may be the right edition for you. While it won't provide as many benefits as Windows Vista Home Premium, it will help you use your PC more easily and more safely than you could with Windows XP.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...ic/default.mspxIt may be just me, but I think I would have chosen a better OS than Vista Basic for what you want your computer to do.

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I've been beating this computer up for about a week now, and while I've amassed enormous reference material about solving various problems and inconsistencies within Vista, none have yet actually solved my problem.

The problem is thus:
Moments after starting or loading a game, WoW/Spore/BF2/Etc, the entire system just freezes, and can only be restarted after a hard boot. If I don't load a game, it is basically 100% stable.

My first thought was a video issue, but I purchased a new GeForce 8500GT and installed the guru3d drivers (the problem persisted with stock nvidia drivers) so I've ruled out video drivers, having used 4 sets of video drivers with 2 video cards. I upgraded to a 450W power supply, since for some reason Gateway still uses 300W PSU, but the problem persists. I've updated all drivers from manufacturer's website, and reinstalled the OS. I've run full integrity checks on the HDD and RAM, and I can't find a BIOS update for the foxconn RS780 motherboard.

I've tweaked BIOS settings and reset them to optimal defaults. I've swapped out the RAM and tried using different channels. I've scoured over the event viewer, but since it 'freezes' I don't get a crash report, only the usual error after reboot that 'recovered from an unexpected shutdown'

I guess my question is, does anyone know of a BIOS update/solution for this motherboard, or how can i 'record' the activities of my PC so that I can see exactly what causes the freeze to occur.

Any help is greatly appre... Read more

A:Vista 64 Freezes during gameplay, needs hard reboot

If i'm suspectings its a PSU problem, is there a way to test how much it needs before purchasing one?

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Hi, I've been struggling with this issue since November 2. Every day I go through a cycle of reboots until I get my PC to work. The following things happen, pretty much in a consistent order:
1. PC starts normally, loads Vista and then about 1 minute after logging PC shuts down.
2. I try to reboot, it freezes at the first screen (the one that has options to press "del" of "F12".
3. Trying to reboot again, the monitor stays offline, the PC turns on and produces a loud buzzing sound which stays on until I shut the PC down. This repeats again and again. Usually at this stage I power the PC off, sometimes 2-3 times, and after a couple minutes the sound stops and the PC boots on.
4. When it boots on, it gives me two options: start Windows normally or run a safety check. I tried to run a safety check. It says it tries to find corrupted files to repair, runs for a long time, says finally that there were corrupted files but it could not repair them, and offers to reboot.
5. If I choose to start Windows normally, usually it does boot and takes me all the way through to Vista. After that it works alright for the remnant of the evening.
The antivirus is up to date and finds no issues. I tried to shut down various drivers to see if any one is responsible, but the problem is, after the PC starts working ok, it goes on ok for the remaining time of the day, so it is tough to find the cause of the initial issue. I restored the system from a backup point about two weeks pr... Read more

A:PC freezes or crushes multiple times at reboot and after logging in Vista

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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I have 2 laptops with basically the same issue. The laptop runs well then all of the sudden it freezes without an error message. Then when I try to reboot, the power light comes on, the drive spins but the screen is black. If I try 10 or more times it will reboot. It will run fine until it freezes. I have run AVG, SpyBot S&D and AdAware. I have error checked and defraged. I am lost. Please help.Thank you in advance for the help!Here is the Gateway's info:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Owner on 2008-07-12 18:26:21Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --53: 2008-07-12 23:26:37 UTC - RP238 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point52: 2008-07-11 06:28:18 UTC - RP237 - System Checkpoint51: 2008-07-09 21:02:47 UTC - RP236 - Software Distribution Service 3.050: 2008-07-06 11:45:41 UTC - RP235 - Avg8 Update49: 2008-07-06 11:44:29 UTC - RP234 - Avg8 Update-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-05-16 21:44:37 UTC - RP186 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 479 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:28:36 PM, on 7/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MS... Read more

A:Computer Freezes And Then Will Not Reboot

Did I post something incorrectly here?

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This is not a blue screen crash. My laptop simply freezes and nothing works requiring a reboot.

One characteristic is that once the computer has been rebooted the problem won't occur again during the same day.

Further, I consistently use Hibernate rather than Shut Down, and this problem may not occur for several days if I hibernate it every night. Eventually it will freeze after being reopened from Hibernate.

However, if I do shut it down at night and boot it in the morning it always seems to freeze within the first 15 minutes of being booted. Again once rebooted it won't happen again until the next day.

I would appreciate any input someone can offer on this since it is annoying and time consuming.

Thanks,

Paul

A:Computer freezes requiring reboot

Sounds like an application on startup that's to blame to me. Have you tried using msconfig to help figure out the culprit (if there is a culprit)?

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Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1044

BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8006DED4E0
BCP2: FFFFF880043783BC
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
.........

x64 Windows Ultimate 7 Service Pack 1 retail
Hardware is maximum 2 weeks old.
Tried with windows 7 32 and 64 and xp. Crashes in most.

Comes whenever i use computer "random" and more when i play battlefield bad company 2,,

A:Computer freezes, hard reboot

both .dmp files blame atikmpag.sys described as a VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

your ATI driver for your 6800 series card is not the most recent so you need to update it from the AMD ATI website ?

Quote:
atikmpag.sys atikmpag.sys+6f94 fffff8800415d000 fffff880041a8000 0x0004b000 0x4ca29309 29/09/2010 01:14:49

let us know how that goes ?

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For the past few days I noticed that I could not start Photoshop after I run some other programs unless I reboot. I have no issues after rebooting. But I can't reproduce this error everytime, but can reproduce say 5 out of 10 tries. Ran Chkdsk and it did not report any errors. I went through Adobe forums and did any solutions I found, but they did not help (Deleting preferences file in Photoshop did not help. My scratch disk is already on a 1TB disk with 95% unused space. So that also was not the issue). Want to see if there are any viruses etc that are using up my resources. Ran Highjackthis, DDS and GEMR and am posting the four text files below. (Just to add: I noticed several lines of Adobe Photoshop in the DDS file for some reason. I did not re-boot the computer since it failed to open photoshop. I am not sure if this is relevant):

1) Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:34:14 PM, on 6/22/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 11\Snagit32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe

A:Cant run some progarms unless I reboot, Computer freezes sometimes

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This is the second of the laptops with basically the same issue. The laptop runs well then all of the sudden it freezes without an error message. Then when I try to reboot, the power light comes on, the drive spins but the screen is black. If I try 10 or more times it will reboot. It will run fine until it freezes. I have run Symantec Antivirus, SpyBot S&D and AdAware. I have error checked and defraged. I am lost. Please help.Thank you in advance for the help!Here is the HP's info:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by GregoryR on 2008-07-12 19:11:06Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --13: 2008-07-13 00:11:25 UTC - RP51 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point12: 2008-07-12 16:25:41 UTC - RP50 - Installed Ad-Aware11: 2008-07-12 16:24:23 UTC - RP49 - Removed Ad-Aware 200710: 2008-06-25 01:35:44 UTC - RP48 - Restore Operation9: 2008-06-24 21:48:56 UTC - RP47 - Removed Apple Software Update-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-06-17 23:32:41 UTC - RP39 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as GRice.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:14:05 PM, on 7/12/2008Platform... Read more

A:Laptop #2 - Computer Freezes And Then Will Not Reboot

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Good Day to all!

My computer is acting crazy, first of all my computer was reformat but he wasn't able to install the mobo's driver because well, we lost it, lately my computer keeps on freezing a blue screen appears and when I panicked i unplug the wire and when I "plugged" it on again the computer automatically starts but all i see in the monitor is black and the supposedly green light in the monitor is orange, blinking orange to be exact. I don't know what to do. I'm so new to this and 'im all alone in my home.

A:Computer freezes / then won't turn on

xp ? vista?
start her back up, keep pressing f8 to access recovery, try last good config and/or system restore, and or safe mode, you will no doubt try them all like we all do, if you can get to a screen at all then great post back, if you can get into safe mode great its a start post back then
if vista and you have a recovery disc pop it in and REstart her up follow instructions for system restore or if possible allow disc to attempt to restart your computer

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My computer freezes and then I have to turn it off. After that, it won't turn back on. When I do get it on, it will sometimes restart itself, go to a blue screen, or get colorful lines on the screen and freeze. It freezes all the time. I've tried doing system restore, and it doesn't do anything. This has been happening for a few weeks. I don't know what else to do. I don't want to pay to get it fixed, but if that's what I have to do I will. Someone please help me.

A:Computer freezes, then won't turn on

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Hello,
I have a Linksys router and just tried to setup a network connection with a friends laptop who is visiting. We used a Ethernet cable to go from his computer to my router. And we setup to the connection through the windows network setup wizard. Now after I reboot, my computer freezes every single time and the only way to fix it is with a system restore. We also tried a basic crossover cable from his laptop directly to my computer, and the computer did the same thing. Why in the world is freezing?

Also, can someone explain to me how to setup a network. I might be doing something wrong. Thanks

A:Computer Freezes after reboot, after I tried to setup network.

To setup a network connect each computer to the router via ethernet cable, or connect the two PCs together with a cross-over cable.

If you do the former, and have internet access on both machines one way to setup a workgroup (file and printer sharing) is as follows.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP and in My Network Places? in Win 2k Pro). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC without the above versions.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places,... Read more

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Hi. running an acer aspire 5630 windows xp version 2002. Recently my cpu started freezing...after a reboot it freezes again sometimes right away and sometimes several minutes after...ive tried running anti malware scans but the cpu freezes before it can finish...here is my hjt log...please help...thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:46:10 AM, on 2/21/2011
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE

A:Solved: Computer Freezes minutes after reboot

Click Start > Run > type msconfig

Select the Startup tab.

Other than your antivirus and firewall, most applications can be unchecked.
Also, you have traces of Symantec in your log. Run the Norton Removal Tool.

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I have been having issues with my Gaming Computer for the last few days. It freezes everytime i put it into sleep mode, and also when i reboot it. In sleep mode, the monitor turns off, but the computer continues to run (fans and lights are still on). I at first thought it was a PSU issue, but then it started to hang during games and it also freezes while booting the computer. The first time it froze mid-bios, then it froze a couple of times after the bios (when loading an OS), and it is now frozen on the windows boot screen (The logo and "Starting Windows"). Here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon II x3 @ 3.4GHz w/ core unlocking (This is often turned off when rebooting after a freeze)
Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 Memory - Single Stick
ECS MCP61M-M3 GeForce 6100 Motherboard
Seagate 320GB Hard Drive
Coolmax 500W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I've always had an issue here and there with freezes, but after replacing Motherboard, RAM, and 2 video cards, it was ok til now.

****NOTE****
I've also had problems with my laptop freezing now and then, and i used the same windows loader on both computers. Does this have anything to do with it?

A:Computer Randomly Freezes on sleep and reboot

Hello Bryan -
> >I've always had an issue here and there with freezes < < Is since you started loading certain games, or at any time ??
Some games have been causing problems (Diablo <- excuse spelling has been one).

Are you able to access Safe Mode with Networking on the problem computer (using the F8 method) ??
Anything marked in Device Manager with ( ? or ! ) recently, meaning drivers or faulty programs ??

Do you run similar games and programs on both computers, or do you think it may be a Network problem ??

Thank You -

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Hi all

slight problem with my system, occasionally the mouse will suddenly freeze, then the cursor will dissapear, and i have to reboot the pc to gain control of it, (its done this 4 times now)

im running windows 7 ultimate, using a wired mouse.

anything i can do to solve this?

A:Mouse freezes, then computer, reboot required

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Hi there,

I have recently ( 9 days ago ) bought a new computer. Well , I bought computer parts and had them assembled at the shop. And ever since I've got it it's been having random freeze's that require me to reboot. I do not notice something particular in my actions when the computer freezes up.

I am sorry if this question was already posted but I thought posting this would be faster then going trough 100 forum pages looking for a thread that might exist. If it already exists a link with an answer would be fine for me thank you <3.

A:Computer is having random freezes that require reboot. Help !

Hello Diablotini

Freezing can have lots of causes
Overheating
Software incompatibility
Hardware incompatibility or incorrect device driver
Video card problems
Dying power supply

You have to start checking all of these out. If you only bought the computer 9 days ago and it has always been freezing, I think you should take it back to the shop under warranty.

.

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

A:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick &#8220;start normally&#8221; and it&#8217;s like it never happened.

I think it&#8217;s because the GPU is overheating, because that&#8217;s the only component that&#8217;s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it&#8217;s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it&#8217;s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven&#8217;t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I&#8217;ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It&#8217;s average at best, but I&#8217;m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn&#8217;t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

Here&#8217;s what I&#8217;ve done so far

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I would first like to say that I appreciate any help that I am given...Description:When I turn on my computer, it sometimes begins to run as if it works normally. Nevertheless, upon opening some applications (I've only tried to open Firefox and iTunes), the computer freezes (i.e. I cannot click on anything, exit my internet browser, or close any windows). I have volume control on my keyboard, and when I press it, it only goes up one bar, or down one bar. When I press ctrl,alt,delete, the task manager appears, but I cannot end any processes or change any tabs... I can basically only hold down my power button to shut it down. I am not computer literate, so I apologize if the information I provided is not very useful, but any help is appreciated. I am posting from my laptop, since it is my desktop is the one with the problem.Thanks once again!

A:Computer Freezes Shortly After I Turn It On...

I don't think it is, considering the fact that the problem persists even without opening Firefox...

Thanks for the help anyway.

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I downloaded mini toolbar as I saw in another post.  I have a Vaio model PCG71318L.

This is the results:

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 10-12-2013 at 18:00:26
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (12/10/2013 05:47:13 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2) (User: )
Description: The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the VSS backup "System Writer" object.
Details:
Could not query the status of the EventSystem service.
System Error:
A system shutdown is in progress.
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Error: (12/08/2013 07:00:01 PM) (Source: Windows Backup) (User: )
Description: The backup did not complete because of an error writing to the backup location G:\. The error is: The backup location cannot be found or is not valid. Review your backup settings and check the backup location. (0x81000006).
Error: (12/06/2013 01:16:14 PM) (Source: Symantec AntiVirus) (User: )
Description: Security Risk Found!Tracking Cookies in File: Cookie:[email protected]/ by: Scheduled scan.  Action: Delete succeeded.  Action Description: The file was deleted successfully.
Error: (12/01/2013 09:12:46 PM) (Source: Windows Backup) (User: )

A:Startup is very slow or computer just freezes and I have to reboot. Been happen

Please run hardware diagnostics on the computer. I believe vaio has a built in diagnostic utility. If you cant boot into the system, you can press f10 upon start up to boot into it. Run a full test and report back the results. May be your hard drive causing your problem. Here is a link to guide you through it if you can boot into your computer, if not, use f10
Good luck

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Yesterday, I started having my computer freeze while I was playing a game. I didn't get a BSOD or any kind of error message. The computer just completely locked up. If a sound was playing, it got stuck. It was completely unresponsive; clicking didn't work, and neither did ctrl+alt+del. I had to turn off my surge protector's power or hold down the PC's power button to turn it off. It seems pretty random. At first I thought it might be a problem with the hard drive the game was on, but then I tried a game that's on another hard drive, and it worked fine for quite a while until it eventually froze the computer as well. Plus, I've already had an experience with hard drive failure, and I always got a BSOD in that situation, unlike now. Also, Hard Disk Sentinel says all my hard drives are at 100% health. My next guess was the graphics card, but I'm not getting artifacts or noticeable framerate drops. I did just have my display driver stop responding and immediately recover while I had a Twitch stream playing at the same time I was playing Skyrim. Firefox crashed, I restarted it and the stream, then I went back to playing Skyrim and the computer froze shortly thereafter.

I found another thread with someone having a similar problem. They were asked to post a Speccy snapshot and the results from a MiniToolBox test. I've already taken care of that, so I'll post those now.

Here's the Speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/TQAFxZo2SsemTNEakZg3z8L

A:Computer freezes and becomes completely unresponsive, no BSOD, have to reboot

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Hello. I bought a new computer and it freezes at random times. It happens 1-5 times / day and it's really annonying. It does not reboot, there is no BSOD, it just freezes.

Before reinstalling windows, it used to show some BSOD. I got just 1 BSOD after reinstalling windows. I attached some logs.

The 2 USB ports from the front of my case don't work as they are supposed to. I have to move stuff to make them work. I use the USB ports from the back of my pc case for that reason.

A:New Computer freezes at random times. No BSOD, no reboot.

The BSOD says .... disc error.

Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a)
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.
If the error status is 0xC000000E, 0xC000009C, 0xC000009D or 0xC0000185,
it means the disk subsystem has experienced a failure.
If the error status is 0xC000009A, then it means the request failed because
a filesystem failed to make forward progress.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff6fb80000000, lock type that was held (value 1,2,3, or PTE address)
Arg2: ffffffffc000000e, error status (normally i/o status code)
Arg3: 000000000011a880, current process (virtual address for lock type 3, or PTE)
Arg4: fffff70000000000, virtual address that could not be in-paged (or PTE contents if arg1 is a PTE address)

Debugging Details:
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ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c000000e

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

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Windows XP Computer, Q9650 3GHx, 2.96 GB Ram, Memmory 4 GB, 1 T drive has never been the same since my mother clicked on a link in her aol email while visiting my office. My PC tools picked up the virus and I got rid of it, but the computer is supper slow.....freezes when I leave on overnight mostly to do maintenance.......sometimes during the day I have to shut off if I try to do very many tasks at the same time.......I have been putting up with this for 3 months.....but it has gotten worse. I've tried the following: Chkdsk - no errors, defragged (Perfect Disk), PC Tools Virus Scan, used PC Tools Registry Mechanic - but it kept screwing up my Netextender VPN logins, so I uninstalled Registry Mechanic and purchased Uniblue Power Suite - Registry Booster, SpeedupMyPC, Driver Scanner. I have been updating windows...and my drivers are up to date. The computer is running faster (not normal) but still needing to hard reboot from freezes......mainly because I have searchindexer off. I do regular scans with PC Tools. Before Uniblue, I kept having a lot more processes running. I have searched the internet for each item in my startup, and started searching all the running processes.......and found I might be infected with something through the svchost.exe and also BDTUpdateService.exe Short of switching all the software I use for business onto my new Windows 7 Computer........I started trying to resolve this computers problems and found hope by reading some of your posts... Read more

A:XP Computer slow and freezes, hard reboot required

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
Please follow the steps here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44694.html . If the issue presists or if you have any problems please respond back here.

Thanks

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I recently built a new computer for gaming (specs posted below) but it freezes completely while I play any game (Specifically Skyrim or Borderlands 2), requiring a system restart by holding the power button. I've tried everything I can think of. All my drivers are up to date, I've tweaked graphics settings both basic and advanced (such as setting the affinity of the games to just 2 cores, as I have seen suggested online, as well as adjusting the 3D settings in the NVIDIA control panel). I've run memtest86 and the memtest that is on the Windows 7 disc. Reformatted and reinstalled fresh Win 7. System temps are well within limits. There are other things I've tried that I can't think of at the moment, but I've spent a week troubleshooting this problem with zero luck.

Both memtests came back clean, by the way. 0 errors. I have also run a chkdsk /r, will post the log if it will help any.

If anyone can help me solve this, I would be so grateful!

System Specs
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Revision 1.1 with BIOS version F8
CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz Eight Cores
Ram: Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 4x4Gb
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 660
HDD 1: Hitachi 300GB in 2 partitions, Windows on C:
HDD 2: Seagate 2TB
PSU: SilverStone 700W

A:New computer freezes when I play any game, requiring reboot

Are you using the original fan that came with that chip. If so use HW Monitor to check the CPU temperature I think you will find its not cooling the chip enough.

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hi, any help would be appreciated! thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:28:18 PM, on 10/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1211052183\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Shutterfly\Studio\Bin\SFlyStudio.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9f.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Users\refurb\Desktop\HJT\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explore... Read more

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So since last year, my computer has random BSOD or Reboots. Since it happens every few months, I just dealt with it. I dealt with the fact that I naturally had a old, crap computer. I assumed there was no viruses because my AV didn't pick up anything. Also used Malwarebytes or something with a similar name, since I can't remember off the top of my head.

By the way, a few weeks ago I downloaded XPThemes just to customize my desktop.
I followed these methods. How To Install Ux Theme Multi Patcher - Customize.org (maybe this could shed some light?)

Then the other day, I google imaged a picture of Brock because I wanted to photoshop a "wanted list". One of the sites I went to, which ironically I used last time because it's the same picture gave me a trojan. According to AVG. I looked it up and people described an identical problem with me, which was they googled it. My AVG detected and I assumed it removed it, so I moved on with my life.

I also installed a recent Java update to my computer. That's when I noticed things were starting to get suspicious. My computer were starting to show signs of malfunction. When I use Google Chrome, I often get crashed from using sites like GameFAQs, Youtube and Facebook. Then my computer would reboot. I would also often get rebooted every 3 minutes, until I stopped the "restart on system failure message". I started to get BSOD. Then I took a break from the computer and went on my business. I then logged... Read more

A:Weird Computer Problems (BSOD, Reboot, Freezes at Login, etc.)

When booting to Safe Mode, you will get scrolling file names, and eventually it will load Safe Mode, it may take up to 5 minutes.
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is a BSOD associated with a bad driver. Usually a Video/Display driver or Ethernet Network Adapter. But in your case you are probably infected. After updating your drivers, Head over to the Security Section of this Forum and post there for more help.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I've been having problems for a while now. It's 2 actually.

First problem is that sometimes when I'm just doing stuff on my computer (browsing, watching videos) the screen just freezes or sometimes goes all black and it sounds like the computers restarting. However, the screen just stays black so I hold the power button to turn it off. When I try to turn it on again the screen still just stays black. I have to wait about 6 minutes or so then try turning on again and it will boot properly.

Second problem is that whenever I do Shut Down properly, after "Saving your settings, Computer is shutting down" or something I get a Blue Screen saying some STOP error and it says that the Windows Logon process has terminate unexpectedly or something similar. So once again I must hold the power button to turn off the computer.

Also, I think my hard drive may be failing. It's partitioned into C and D. C has got all my Windows files on it while D is just for storage. sometimes when I download things it won't save because of a bad sector or something. Does this have anything to do with my computer acting up?

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Hey everybody, I'm having a strange problem with my computer, or maybe it's the harddrive.

I'm running windows XP home edition service pack 2 I think (can't check since the computer won't work)

This is a very strange problem. It happened twice within a day. Earlier, my computer froze and then when I restarted, the computer said;

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

After waiting a while the first time, I went into the system bios and checked the harddrives. My harddrives were not detected. After a few restarts however, my harddrives got detected again, and I could enable them from the bios, then boot up again normally.

The next day, the computer froze, but the mouse was still able to move about, and when I restarted, the computer came up with the same problem with the primary drives 0 and 1 not being found.

I don't exactly know what's going on. It's even stranger that the harddrives got recognized again but then unrecognized in the bios.

Enter BIOS setup - check time and date is it correct.

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Brand new custom computer running windows 7 64 pro with SP1.
I installed the Os, and drivers from the Asus motherboard disk, on the first day I got it, and
from the 2nd day the computer started having random freezes that vary from 1-3 times per day.
The first time was while watching a video, after that freezes would occur during virtually anything.
Sometimes even just from leaving it on without being used.
These are hard freezes and a hard reboot is the only way to get the computer working again.
During the freeze the mouse cursor disappears, audio stops (if on), and the keyboard and mouse produce no response whatsoever.
I can still open the dvd drive but that's it
I've dealt with a lot of PC problems over the years, using different computers, but none like this.

When I check the Windows event viewer logs, there's nothing I've been able to find about what's causing the freezes. Just the error message of "unexpected shutdown", from me having to do a reboot.
I have"WhoCrased" installed on my computer, and that reports nothing about the freezes either.

My temperatures seem to be fine. I have "CoreTemp" installed and "System Information for Windows".
I ran Memtest with no errors.
I flashed the Bios and there were less freezes for a few days. Then they started reoccurring.
I ran a stress test with no problems, and updated all of the drivers from the manufactures website

My computer is
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A:New Custom Computer, Random Hard Freezes, requiring cold reboot.

Reading all of that the first thing that comes to my mind is your power supply.

Orion 585 Watt

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I had originally posted this issue on this forum but it was moved to the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum.  We ran ESET online scanner, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, AdwCleaner, and Junkware Removal Tool.  We deleted or disabled start up items and scheduled tasks but computer still freezes up.  Only a reboot gets it going again.  Task Manager shows "Disk"  stuck at 100%.  There is 40 gigs space left on the drive.  It was recommended that I start a new topic on this forum.  We did find a suspicious file ... conime.exe, but I could not locate it to submit it to www.virustotal.com for evaluation.  Not sure if it is important or not but the on-screen keyboard keeps popping up. Stays gone for a while after closing but pops up again after a few minutes or whenever I open a different app. I ran FRST.  The files are attached.

A:computer freezes until reboot. Hard drive stuck at 100% but 40 Gig free space

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.
start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

CHR Plugin: (Widevine Content Decryption Module) - C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\WidevineCDM\1.4.7.771\_platform_specific\win_x86\widevinecdmadapter.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Chrome PDF Viewer) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\47.0.2526.106\pdf.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Java Depl... Read more

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Starting a few days ago When ever i booted my PC after about 3-5 minutes on it would freeze. After hard reboot I would either get BSOD or the monitor wouldn't work. I've ran a full scan with both avast and malwarebytes and I'm not infected. I'm running memtest now, 6 passes and no errors.

Memtest finished 7 passes not 1 error.. restarted system was fine til earlier when i got home.. turned on PC and few mins in it froze again. had to hard reboot a few times didn't get any BSOD this time.

A:Computer freezes multiply times on start up, requires hard reboot

still need help :l

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So...this freezing has just started happening bout 3-4 weeks ago. Whenever i start up my PC after around 10 or less minutes my whole computer freezes, i cant do anything. alt,ctr,del dosnt work or anything. so i have to turn to power off :l This is harmful to my computer and its pretty new aswell. Here are my specs.

Processer: Intel i5 760 @ 2.88Ghz (4cpus) ~ 2.5GHZ
4G RAM
Direct x11
NIVIDIA Geforece 460
Windows 7 64bit
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D DELUXE

thanks.

A:Computer freezes except for mouse, i have to turn power switch off then back on.

Have you tried cleaning your System Unit, is it free of dust?

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 17:03:01.65 on Sun 03/13/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1285 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: PC Tools AntiVirus Free *Enabled/Updated* {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IObit\Smart Defrag 2\SmartDefrag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE

A:infected, unwanted web sites keep popping up; computer freezes and won't turn off

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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So my computer recently started to do this: When I have a game going, after a while the computer will freeze for a couple of seconds, then the monitors turn black (i have two monitors) for a second and start again, but then the game hangs. I play games that are a bit demanding for example World of Warcraft.
What can be the problem here? Can it be that my CPU is too warm?
I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong category.
I built my own computer, I believe the chassi is a Cooler Master big tower. AMD FX8120 8-core processor 3GHz, 16GB RAM, 64-bit Windows 7, ASUS HD7750 video card, M5A99FX pro R2.0, No optical drive (because I am going to replace it), a 931GB Harddrive, Fortron FSP600-50ARN Power supply 42A 504W on the +12V rail.

A:Computer freezes, monitors turn black for a sec, game hangs

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard

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A:Computer freezes and then beeps one long beep untill reboot. ( power button. )

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Hi,My computer has been freezing up alot lately sometimes seems like every 30 minutes or so. It makes some very loud, screeching noise when this happens and it doesn't go away till i turn off the power. I have also noticed that my CPU memory is running at 100% most of the time for the very first time ever. This has considerably slowed my computer down and i'm afraid this might be a trojan. I say that because I scanned my machine with Super Antispyware, Malwarebytes and AVG and they all picked up on some strange Trojan Dropping Cookies. Can Someone please help me with this issue? I really Appreciate it.DDS.txt------>>>DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Francis at 0:37:09.67 on Sat 02/20/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1534.801 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\... Read more

A:Trojan (Cookies) Computer Freezing Up & Screeching Sound. Has to reboot everytime it freezes up

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.More details:The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that. Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone. When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At this point I restarted ... Read more

A:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Try doing a system restore in safe mode. You can bring up the start menu by pressing ctrl + escape.

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.

More details:
The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that.
Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone.
When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At this point I res... Read more

A:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Not sure just what all you can or can't do in Safe Mode with your description.
I'll give you some things to try.
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Go into Safe Mode
1-Boot to Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key while booting
2-Choose safe mode, Press Enter
3-Select operating system, Press Enter
5-Windows is running in Safe Mode, Click YES
6-At the Safe Mode Desktop Click Start - All Programs -
Accessories - System Tools - System Restore;
Pick a date before your trouble started.
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In Safe Mode choose Last Known Good Configuration. Click Enter
Lightning got my Windows XP, so I'm short on directions.
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Error Checking - using Command Prompt
Using the F8 Key going to command prompt to run chkdsk /r
Start Tapping the F8 after you press the power button.

Using the arrow keys go to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Press Enter
New Screen - )
Type - chkdsk /r
Don't forget the space between k and /
Press the Enter Key
Type - y for yes - Click Enter
ress the Power Button to turn your computer off.

The next time you turn your computer on chkdsk /r will run.
Don't press any key are chkdsk /r will be cancelled.
5 Stages and number 4 and 5 take a long time to run.

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.

More details:
The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that.
Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone.
When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At ... Read more

A:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Im not sure but it could be either your driver or OS. Could you boot into safe mode?

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

A:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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This was difficult to summarize in the title because it does a series of things.

I've visited this site for many years but haven't posted before. I consider myself a relatively advanced computer user, but this problem has exhausted my diagnositic skills.

OS is XP pro. The computer is from the early Vista era, but I had them load XP instead when I bought it.

Because I am not constantly watching the computer, I don't have every step in the exact sequence. (I switch between two computers as I slowly transfer everything to the new one.) The problem happens when the computer has been running for at least a couple of days, as far as I can tell, so I can't simply recreate it at will. It has happened fairly regularly for the past month at least.

This can happen when few or no programs are running. I usually turn on that PC because there are a few things I still need, but once it started having this problem, it's rarely more than Skype and my email, sometimes only Skype or nothing. Lately, I've avoided opening a browser.

One of the first symptoms is some of the desktop icon text turns black instead of the normal white I selected. You can see that in the last photo. At that time, some text had re-appeared after missing for a while (clicking on the icons can sometimes bring back the text).

Eventually, text disappears from places like the title bars, list of email, etc. (not text in a document, but that would probably disappear too if I didn't cl... Read more

A:Desktop/windows items turn black, disappear, computer eventually freezes

Obviously something's not right with that computer, and I have to say it sounds like some kind of virus/malware.  I'd try booting that XP system to Safe Mode and doing scans with Malwarebytes and Avast.  Some viruses can hide in normal mode.  If that doesn't work, there're programs you can download from here ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/ ) including AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, and TDSSKiller, but let's wait and see if the Safe Mode scans will help.

As you appear to know, MS dropped support for XP 4/8/14, so it's just going to become more and more susceptible to problems with time.  I assume you're copying things to that new computer to resolve that very thing.  If all you need is the data, you could always remove the hard drive, put it into an inexpensive enclosure (around $25 cost), and plug it into a USB port on the new computer. You could also boot a Linux disc or flash drive on the old computer and do the copies that way. Ubuntu, Mint, and Puppy versions are three that I'm familiar with and know to be easy to use. You can read about and download a Ubuntu ISO file from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . You can then either burn it to a DVD or put it on a flash drive using the directions here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows . Good luck. 3 more replies Answer Match 53.34% So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing. I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website. So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message: The disk Vista (c:) has errors Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:) You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored. So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log So I opened the log and I found the following: POQ 62 ends. 2009-03-2... Read more A:Vista - Explorer Freezes on reboot, system restore fails, BIOS update fails. Help. Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice. 1 more replies Answer Match 52.92% Small office setup with a wireless modem/router. We have two computers that are identical HP Pavilion a6807c PCs running Vista Home Premium. Other computers in the office are a bit older and run either XP or Vista. Just purchased a new HP Officejet 7000 printer and connected it via a USB to one of the HP Pavilion Vista computers (which I will refer to as HP1). The printer works fine on HP1 using the direct USB connection. Set printer sharing, file sharing, and even public sharing on both HP computers (HP1 and the other one I will refer to as HP2). Workgroup name is the same. Can access HP1 and see the HP printer on HP1 from other computers in the office. However, when I try to connect to the printer from HP2 to HP1, it locks up HP1 and HP1 requires a hard reset. I tried installing the software/drivers on HP2, but HP2 still tries to install the drivers from HP1. I am not sure its a problem with HP1 as much as it is a Vista issue. The reason I say this is because I have been able to successfully use an XP computer (XP3) to connect and print to the Officejet on HP1. Anyone have any suggestions? A:Vista Host Computer Freezes when trying to connect to a printer from another Vista PC Ok, I am able to print from an older computer with Vista (computer V4)...I guess I will try to reinstall the printer drivers on HP2 and see if that works at all. 1 more replies Answer Match 52.92% vista running computer keeps rebooting, I press F12 to change the start up sequence to reboot from the disk drive but the selection doesn't move and the computer freezes on that screen. How can I get this computer working again. How can I get the computer reboot from the disk drive. A:computer running vista keeps on trying to reboot While the computer is powered down remove all peripherals except your keyboard and mouse. Try tapping the F8 key (in 1 second intervals after you power it on) during startup until you get the advanced startup options. Select "last known good configuration" and hit enter. Let us know how this goes. message edited by btk1w1 4 more replies Answer Match 52.08% I'm using Vista, which is terrible, but I don't have the funds for a new OS right now. The problem is that I'll turn on my computer, and it loads up just fine, I get all the way to my desktop, but about a minute later, the whole system crashes, not even a BSOD to give me a clue as to why. So then I open it in safe mode. Same thing happens. I reboot again, and it won't even take me to the boot mode selection screen. I turn it off, wait about ten seconds, reboot. It repeats the same cycle about twice before finally giving up the ghost and running smoothly. At that point, I can run it as long as I want, no problem. I can't put it in sleep mode, though, or it'll crash. I've run chkdsk countless times, several registry fixers, virus checking programs (all of which were from trusted sources), and I'm virus-free. I only found a few minor registry errors, but these clearly weren't the issue, as my computer still buggers up. This started happening at the end of December and I don't know why, as I hadn't downloaded any files or messed with the system at all that month. I was away on vacation most of the time. I'll post the six recurring errors that appear in event viewer that happen just before the system shuts down after seeming okay. There are about 20 others that sometimes occur, but they seem to be a result of the system shutting down, and not the cause. DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the s... Read more A:Have to reboot computer (Vista) 10+ times before it's stable enough to use Laptop or desktop computer? If it is a desktop, the power supply might be the cause of the trouble 3 more replies Answer Match 51.66% Hello, I just started my account here, I've been having trouble with my computer lately. For the past three days my computer hasn't been turning off properly, it has been going into standby/suspend/power save mode when I shut down. What I mean is that it will shut down like normal and the monitor will turn off, but then the computers lights and three of the fans will stay on (the computer has about 7 fans, the 3 that remain on are the power box fan, a fan mounted on the back above the power box, and a fan mounted on or near the motherboard). Another thing is that the power box fan has been a bit louder then normal, I assumed it was due to dust or something so I cleaned it our and for now it seems to be working fine. I've tried the following to correct it: I did a system restore for a few days back, I did a second system restore to right before a windows update (I thought the update might have caused it), I changed the ACPI suspend type to S3 instead of S1/S3, I disconnected the power cord and let it sit for awhile after shutting it down with the button, and I cleaned out the inside of the computer Whenever it gets stuck in this mode I have to switch the power off with a switch on the power box in back. When I switch it back on it automatically turns the computer but does not load, then if I press the power button it will start like normally. I have checked all the settings I can find and have not found any reason for the computer to go in this mode, If anyone can help ... Read more More replies Answer Match 51.66% hey guys i was wondering whether you can help me? I want to shut my laptop down automatically at a certain point of the evening (i sumtimes fall asleep whilst watching dvds and find my self waking up to a laptop thats still on) Maybe about 4A.M. was wondering whether this could be done through task schedular and if so how? I work on a vista operating system I will appreciate the help guys (and gyals) A:turn off computer automatically: vista Please refer to this article: http://www.technospot.net/blogs/shut...windows-vista/ Happy zzzzzzzz's! 1 more replies Answer Match 51.66% My main computer "A" (Dell Inspiron -Windows Vista) will not power on when power button is pushed but when I "jump" it via a two male ended usb cable with my computer "B" (Compaq Presario -Windows XP) the power button turns orange then when pushed turns blue so then computer "A" will turn on and I can unplug the usb cable and everything runs fine with no problems or anything. Now when I try shut down computer "A" in the proper manner it won't shut down it just keeps saying Windows is shutting down but nothing happens. Pushing the power button shuts it down but it won't turn back on unless I use the usb cable connecting it to computer "B" then "A" what gives???? A:Computer using Vista won't turn or shut down 8 more replies Answer Match 51.66% when i try to turn off my computer or reboot , my computer do nothing , what i do its i turn off with the Windows Task Manager some programe in the one by one and each time i ask to turn off my windows xp. and when i turn off the one called xpwin.exe . the windows turn off corectly. now i try to find whats is this programe do it . now Riskyone101 ask mee to do some programe and i give you the result. thanks for your help. and have a nice week end. DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by marc at 9:27:00,61 on 2009-06-20 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel 5.1.2600.3.1252.33.1036.18.1023.281 [GMT -4:00] AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C} ============== Running Processes =============== C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup svchost.exe svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe C:\Program Files\Pho... Read more A:the computer dont turn off or dont reboot j'ai fais un scan avec BitDefender Online Scanner - Rapport virus en temps réel Généré à: Mon, Jun 22, 2009 - 11:39:21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Info d'analyse Fichiers scannés 88522 Infectés Fichiers 28 Virus Détectés Adware.Webhancer.A 2 Application.Webhancer.AE 2 Application.Adware.NewDotNet.B.Dropper 2 Adware.Webhancer.C 2 Adware.Whenu.BSR 3 MemScan:Trojan.Generic.967157 4 Spyware.Webhancer.U 2 Trojan.Generic.1142005 1 Spyware.Webhancer.F 2 MemScan:Trojan.Generic.1427433 1 Trojan.Generic.1747387 2 Gen:Trojan.Heur.GM.006040E022 1 Adware.Generic.66017 2 Adware.Generic.60122 2 3 more replies Answer Match 51.24% Can anybody tell me why does not appear the windows visa logo when I turn my pc on.. :s thank you 4 da help.. ! A:Why the windows vista logo does not appear when I turn my computer on? The logo doesn't appear in windows vista when boot the computer up. It doesn't in mine either. 2 more replies Answer Match 49.56% Hello: I have an HP computer that was running Vista nicely and smoothly. However, it appears after downloading and installing Vista SP 1, the computer has a tendency of "freezing" and the only remedy is to press the power button. I did notice that when the computer freezes, my second bay DVD drive flashes, and the activity light on the console, which indicates HD activity, constantly flashes. It is a new HP Computer running Vista Premium Home. Any input would be great. This has caused me a lot of frustration and I am not sure of the remedy. A:Computer Freezes after installing Vista SP1 I have not yet received any feebacks on this problem, you may contact the free technical support from Microsoft there: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...4&gprid=500921 4 more replies Answer Match 49.56% I let Windows update automatically. Sunday it tried to do an update to my Nvidia card. Things did not go well. I ended up manually installing the new driver directly from Nvidia. Since then my computer is constantly freezes up. Seems that this latest driver is specific to gamers and for special 3D products which I do not have and I am not a gamer.I have tried to "roll back" the driver and it will not allow me to do that. I have run scans on my system and the only thing that comes up is a malicous program under:C:\program data\VistaCodecs Which is a program I downloaded that would allow me to run DVD's in Windows Media with sound. Vista Business doesn't support audio in DVD. I did an uninstall of the VistaCodecs but it is still there and I don't know whether or not to just delete this. It only shows as a malicous software when I run Panda's scan. Bit Defender live scan and one other did not come up with it as a malicous program.All events point to Event 10 WMI. Which after searching the internet, Microsoft/Windows doesn't seem to have an answer for.Today when it froze up I was surfing the web. Then I got the message: Logon Process has failed to create security options dialog Failure-Security OptionsI am at a total loss as to what to do. Can someone help me, please???? TryN2 A:Vista Business/computer Freezes Up Do a system restore Click start, all programs> accessories> system tools. system restore> then either let it restore from the date shown or choose a date that you want that maybe will take your system back to an earlier time before any of the downloads were done ! Or you can try this ! Start computer, as it starts press F8 repeatedly after it runs through thte bios settings it will show you the Start Computer in Safe Mode options page, or boot menu as it is called, when page loads scroll down to " last known good configuration " and click enter ! Good Luck ! P.S Personally i would go for the first option that way at least you can choose where you want to restore to !!!! 3 more replies Answer Match 49.56% I am having continuous crashes with my computer. I was running XP on the smaller harddrive and I had no problems. Since this was not the arrangement I desired, I made the mistake of updating to Windows Vista and I uploaded it to the new larger hard drive. Since I wanted a new clean system, I wiped the hard drives with Dban, set the BIOS to boot the larger drive and loaded Windows Vista. I uploaded all the new drivers for Vista, and performed all the updates with NVidia and Microsoft. This is the basic system summary: OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name ANDR?-PC System Manufacturer NVIDIA System Model AWRDACPI System Type X86-based PC Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+, 2410 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/19/2007 SMBIOS Version 2.2 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386" User Name Andr?-PC\Andr? Time Zone Pacific Standard Time Total Physical Memory 1,981.94 MB Available Physical Memory 1.55 GB Total Virtual Memory 4.09 GB Available Virtual Memory 3.81 GB Page File Space 2.23 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys This message I am writing from the computer in question, but I am running safe mode with networking av... Read more A:Computer Freezes Vista Problem? hello, I thought the last post went through. Anyway. believe it or not, I finally got the system going. It was as simple as using XP instead of Vista due to some issues with the Motherboard readiness to run with that Operating System. Apparently the NVIDIA video card is not VISTA ready, and somehow created the crashes described. In the Hard Drive Support -->>"IDE vs. SATA" theread I posted an instance where the system operated well with the XP OS, now I might know why. If you have this type of MotherBoards, with the type video card stated, rethink your OS. hope this helps 1 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Hi, I have spent hours with HP support. I have a Compaq Presario Vista home premium edition with service pack one. I have owned this PC for about 6 months. Just about every month I have issues where my computer..it just slows down. Have problems rebooting... At times will not even shutdown, when trying to reboot..just hangs, then I need to do a power off to restart. Today after spending hours with HP support, I did get a ticket to bring in for diagnostics, as I am still under warranty. Did a system restore back to a week ago. This usually helps. However this time, I could not even boot up, then did power off and when I booted up again, it automatically suggested I click here to do a start up repair, which I did....Ran for a little while then screen popped up saying..attempting repairs....then it said repairing disc errors, this may take an hour. So I went out ran an errand, came back and I was up and running. I have used it now for a few hours on and off, and things seem to be OK. I am just wondering if there is a way I can see what happened (perhaps view a log or something) to find out why it needed to repair disc errors. The hardest part about this, is I have had similiar issues about once a month. Every time, the first signs of my problems occur when the light under the power button starts blinking on with little interuptions. Hope I am making sense here... Any feedback is welcomed. A:Computer slows down - freezes - Vista or Hardware If it's repairing disk errors frequently, then the most suspect thing would be your hard drive. Try running a diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive.After Startup Repair has run, locate the log file at %WINDIR%\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txtThat'll tell you what happened during startup repair (more info here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722188.aspx ) 1 more replies Answer Match 48.72% I think this is a Vista issue, My computer freezes at differnt times and the only way out is to restart. Sometimes it does it after it opens and then sometimes not for 20 min, I am about ready to toss the whole thing out the window I have tried system mechanic, in hopes it would help but to no avail...............I hope someone can help A:Solved: Computer Freezes, I hate Vista 11 more replies Answer Match 48.72% For 6 months my laptop with Vista would work ok for a while and then the screen would freeze on either Internet Explorer or Foxfire. I tried everything. Nothing worked. I must have had to use my restore disk at least 15 times. This wiped out all my files and I had to start over. The last time my computer froze was over 4 months ago. I decided not to download any of the Windows updates. Not even Service Pack 2. My laptop has run like new ever since. Not once have I had Vista freeze up on my. So the problem has to be with one of the Window Update files causing the problems for many Vista owners. Does anyone have any idea which Windows update file that might be? More replies Answer Match 48.72% My son's computer (Dell Vostro 200, Mini Tower Intel Core 2 CPU, 2.53 GHZ, 3MB RAM) has begun freezing when he leaves it on for more than a few hours. When he tries to wake up the OS with his mouse after being away from the computer, the mouse doesn't respond. Ditto for the keyboard, even when I try the Windows keyboard shortcut to restart it. I hate to do it because it can corrupt files, but there's no other way to restart Windows other than to turn off the CPU. After he powers the unit back up, everything's fine.......until he leaves it alone for more than a short period of time. We've run a few different spyware and virus scans and found nothing. Do you know what the problem might be? More importantly, do you have any idea what remedial measures we should take? Thanks? A:Vista Freezes When Computer Left Idle Please provide the info from this post: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html Although it's not a BSOD issue, the information from the logs may give us an idea of what's going on 1 more replies Answer Match 48.72% My Computer freezes on the desktop screen. Tried to restore the whole computer on safe mode but wants me to do backup first. Computer wont let me backup on safe mode. Cannot backup on regular mode since it freezes. have already restored through earliest restored points at safe mode but still freezes. Any suggestions. More replies Answer Match 48.72% I want to do a virus scan, but i can't. When i open up Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and click on a full scan, the computer always freezes at 1%. This also happens when i scan with Spyware Doctor as-well. It seems to freeze when it reaches the File Scanner. My computer specifications can be seen by checking my profile (Acer Aspire, yardi-yarda) The same thing happens also (the freezing) when i try to defrag my computer. Could someone please provide a resolution? Thanks A:Vista freezes on Full Computer scan! 13 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Hello, I glad to find this site. thanks to those who support it. I am going crazy with the constant lag/freeze. please help. Background: I have had this computer for over 6 months no problem. symptom: a few days ago, the computer started lagging/freezing every 5 to 20 seconds. here is an example: if i play a video, it plays and then the computer freezes/lags then allows the video to play for a few seconds and the cycle keep continues. Observations: this lag occurs in video apps, web browsers, other apps. it does not lag when i click on the start menu. also, when ever there is the lag, i hear the hard drive release, makes the same sound as when i download a large file. I am not sure if this means anything but i figured it might be important. there was a static charge to my system which made it shut down a few days ago as well. I checked the computer temp in the bios and it was at normal levels. also, in safe mode this lag is not noticeable at all but the system is slow to repond. utilities used to locate the problem: 1. ran full avg 9 free vers. ok 2. microtrend free virus and malware software called Housecall 3. Ran CCcleaner 4. Ran Glary tools 5. defrag attached you will find a log from Hijack this and my whole system info file. thank you for your time in checking this out for me. snoo A:computer freezes/lags every 5 seconds - vista First you should back up any important data (photos, documents, etc.) Second check for any driver updates or any updates from Microsoft update.(i would recommend updating from safe mode If that doesn't help, run a full virus scan if all else fails boot your computer from an installation disk, and select repair ( or any option that check for damaged windows files) 4 more replies Answer Match 48.3% Could a dirty register be the cause? If so which register cleaner is good and free all the way through including fixing all the faults in the register? Uniblue is not free as they ask you to pay after doing the free scan. A:Vista freezes and computer runs slow if not frozen I have already told you not to use reg cleaners or any other reg program it will not do you any favours,to troubleshoot your issue try a clean boot http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...SSlbgmLwVj3jQQ http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...1H0urYNPbI-2LA you might also try scanning for malware and reading this sticky Is your PC running slow...? 7 more replies Answer Match 48.3% My sister at university is having a problem with her labtop (she lives 4 hours away). She says the computer freezes/shuts down at different times after she logs in. When she manages to get to the desktop she can't get on the internet, so she can't download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or SpyBot. Similar problems in safe mode. Any ideas on how you can download these programs while your computer is affected? Any advice would be appreciated. A:Dell Vista - Computer freezes/shuts down randomly She can download Malwarebytes and its updates on another computer and move them via thumb/flash drive. Please tell her to rename the malwarebytes executable to red.bat and then try to install it. Then try to run the progrm. See if she can post a log. Thanks! 5 more replies Answer Match 48.3% I'm going to try to add the image of this problem everything works fine after I click on OK. Thanks for all help & rep points. Also, I have not tried to type any commands. A:cmd box and error at every turn on or reboot need help please! Quote: Originally Posted by p5200 I'm going to try to add the image of this problem everything works fine after I click on OK. Thanks for all help & rep points. Also, I have not tried to type any commands. Do you run an AV program? I would suggest checking for a virus/infection. HTH 8 more replies Answer Match 47.88% Running Windows Vista Ultimate. Display turns off after about fifteen minutes regardless of whether I am actively using the computer or not. The only way to turn the display back on is to close and then open the lid. This disconnets me from AOL, so I have to sign back on again, and if I was emailing, I might lose my current email. Under Power Options, I have 'Turn off the display' set to Never for both On Battery and Plugged in. Under 'Put the computer to sleep' I have both On battery and Plugged in set to never. Nonetheless, the display still shuts off while I am working. What do I need to do to prevent the display from turning off at odd intervals? A:Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on sounds like your display drivers are crashing. Do not rely on windows update drivers - go to graphics chipset manufacturer website and get latest drivers 6 more replies Answer Match 47.88% Hi guys, So, my computer has been working perfectly for around 2 years now, and just the other day I ran into a pretty annoying problem. Every time I boot up my computer, it'll go to a black screen where it lists by graphics card and bios version , and then it proceeds to a blue screen with the HP Logo in the center and the Intel logo on the bottom right- this is the screen where it gives options like F11 for system recovery, F9 for diagnostics etc. After a few seconds on this screen, the busy light on my computer will become solid orange and everything just freezes. It doesn't respond if I hit escape for boot menu, F11, F9, F8, anything. It will just stay at that screen for hours with the busy light still on. If I boot it up and try to quickly enter system restore or safe mode or setup or something, it'll say "Entering setup" on the bottom right, but then it'll freeze anyways, without ever moving away from the blue screen. I have an a6500f HP Pavillion with Windows Vista 32 bit, a GeFroce 8600 GT OC card, intel dual core processors 1.8 Ghz and a 500 gb Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive (?). The only things I've changed on the computer have been the graphics card and then I changed the PSU after I realized I needed more power to run the card I have. Things I've tried: Honestly I haven't really known what to try. I've searched the web and there's many problems similar to mine, but none that sound identical and none of the ... Read more A:Solved: Vista Computer Suddenly Freezes at HP Logo Screen 16 more replies Answer Match 47.88% Thanks for looking. I have a model-Gateway GM5472 and it has vista. Recently i have tried looking at youtube videos and it takes like 5 minutes to load and it freezees my computer for like 3 minutes. I think i may have a trojan or malware. If theres anything you can do please help. Heres my hijack log. thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 4:08:36 PM, on 10/26/2008 Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\zHotkey.exe C:\Windows\ModPS2Key.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe C:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exe C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Interne... Read more More replies Answer Match 47.46% hi, a am new in readyboost technology, and i wanna to ask, it is normal that readyboost every time that you reboot it turns offs and you need to go to the properties of the device and turn it on again? please reply if its a normal behavior of vista or not, thanks!!! More replies Answer Match 47.46% my windows dont turn off or reboot when i ask to do it. and i find why ,i have a program or something else its on . its call xpwin.exe if i turn off this one and i ask windows to turn off or rebbot he do it. i try to find on the internet whats is this program and i find nothing about this xpwin.exe. somebody could try to help mee to find whats its this xpwin.exe concern . thanks you verry much. A:windows xp pro dont turn off or reboot you are infected with a virus winxp.exe is a process which is registered as [email protected]\r "This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment.\r" The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself.\r "In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.\r" This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. fix it with this Code: http://www.liutilities.com/products/campaigns/plib/rb/?s=winxp.exe 10 more replies Answer Match 47.46% hay guys i need yourhelp this started happening today i went to turn off my computer, goes through the usual shutdown proccesses, then all the sudden it blue screened then restarted. I got it to stay so i could copy down my error it starts with the usual blue screen message then the technical info is *** STOP:0x0000007E (0xC0000005 0x8D62A9B5, 0x8A370B68, 0x8A370864) *** usbhub.sys - Address 8D62A9B5 base at 8D60D000, Datestamp 47919064 Sooo yeah any help would be appreciated GREATLY can someone [please inform me of what this means / has to do with, if not a complete solution im on my knees xD o btw this is an edit forgot to add everytime i turn it off, it bsods for seconds then restarts, so its been on for like 3 days lulz A:HELP! BSOD on shutdown and reboot. Cant turn off PC! this seems to have subnk to the botttom of the forum so lets jsut bump this back up 1 more replies Answer Match 47.46% I've been getting MANY problems with my computer freezing up on start up whenever I try to turn it on. I'm on a Windows XP Home, Asus k8v delux mobo, Corsair dual 256 Mb RAM, and AMD Athlon 64 3200+ The problem is when it starts up, it's different everytime how it happens...sometimes it happens immediately, sometimes it happens when trying to open programs in the early stages of logging on windows, sometime it happens at logon screen, sometimes it happens 5 minutes after being logged on...but the computer just...freezes...not like your typical freeze, where stuff still runs in the background (like music)...it kinda just dies but stays on...the biggest tell tale sign is the mouse stops working...I use an optical mouse, and the light just goes off...IT's not the mouse because I can't type either...and the fact that programs cease to run anymore. Sometimes it doesn't even lock up...sometimes I get a BSoD, and other times when I boot up, I don't even get to the Motherboard's logo screen...what should be a quick 5 minute or less process, stretches out to close to 20 minutes because it happens numerous times...it's very frustrating and I'm not sure if it's a problem with Windows, or problem with processor, or problem with motherboard...It's a situation I'd like to resolve and would appreciate any help I could get. Thanks A:bizarre lockup on reboot/turn on check out the power supply post the bsod error message in full 5 more replies Answer Match 47.46% every time i turn on my PC it goes threw the reboot mode, the it ask F1 to continue or F2 for system set-up. A:why does my pc reboot every time i turn it on, then click f1 There should be more information. Is it saying there is no boot device? The amount of system memory has changed? When was the last time you were able to successfully boot the system? 8 more replies Answer Match 47.46% . I have Win 7 Home Premium. Is there an easy way to disable my wireless connection so that (a) it does not enable itself after a reboot, and (b) I don't need to implement the complete process to re-enable the wireless? Under normal circumstances, the re-enable after a reboot is fine. I can disconnect WiFi from the system tray, and it reconnects after reboot. But sometimes, I might want wireless to remain disabled after reboot. For example, if I'm doing a database restore, and the database starts synching after a reboot (such as Evernote), it could cause problems :-) At the moment, I simply switch off the router until the database restore is complete. . A:How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot? Just dont let it connect. Doesnt the laptop have an on off switch for wireless ? Most laptops do. 4 more replies Answer Match 47.46% I have a situation that UAC must be disabled in order to use a web based application features like merging data into MS Word, uploading/downloading within this application. I disabled UAC using GPO to all machines but for the next person that will log on to the same computer the function of the web application mentioned will not work until the user goes to the Ctrl Panel > User Accounts > User Account Control and click OK on the warning message that says 'This setting will take effect after you click OK and reboot' . I have like 1200 computer to manage and this causing big problem. How can I automate using maybe GPO or pushing a register entry or anything you can think to turn off UAC without a reboot required or even to do auto reboot after the GPO is applied. When this yellow exclamation in Ctrl Panel is ON with a message 'This setting will take effect after you click OK and reboot' the application will not work. This 3rd part vendor are unable to make this application work while UAC is ON and I wonder how other application makers make their app work while UAC is ON. Thanks you for your help. More replies Answer Match 47.46% hey i have a philips freevent x53 laptop its only 6 months old . but it crashed and wont load up . it keeps going on to the screen where you choose safe mood ect . it wont go no further then that . ive tryed rebooting and that doesnt work . i have a reboot disc to but it wont read the disc . any help ? A:my laptop wont turn on or reboot You may need to go into your laptop's BIOS and change the boot order, as soon as you turn your laptop on, look for an option similar to "Press Del to enter Setup". When you see the option, let the laptop run to the point where it doesn't go any further and reboot it. This time, keep pressing the button you saw earlier - it could be either Del, F2 or any number of keys. This should load your laptop's BIOS screen. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, navigate around - being careful not to change any of the options - until you find a section or menu called "Boot Order" or something similar. What you then need to do is fix it so that the CD-ROM drive is above your hard drive in the order, the exact key commands will probably be displayed to you in some kind of help section of the screen. When you've done this, reboot with the CD in the drive and it should start. If not, try the CD in another computer (just starting up from the CD alone will not do anything to the computer). If it starts and shows a blue "Windows Installation" screen, there's a more serious problem with your laptop. If this is the case, I would personally recommend sending it back to Philips (or wherver you got it from) and getting it looked at under warranty. Laptop warranties are usually good for a year unless you've dropped it or spilled something on it. Hope this helps a bit MF 1 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi All, When my system is booting everything is fine, i see all the pics and sound and etc. if i try to do a restart my monitor goes into power saving mode and then does not awake from it. i have connected a dell net book and confirmed that the on the restart that the monitor comes out of the power saving mode. 1.I have run the OS in diagnostic start up to find out if any software might actually do something 2. I have removed every usb item except the mouse and the keyboard 3. I have taken out the VGA card for one boot and then put it in back again. 4. I have connected the DVI cable to a different ports ( first and second) 5. I have started the system with win 7 drivers but still the same problem. 6. I have installed latest nvidia drivers 258.96 nothing is working honestly.... What am i doing wrong here ? ps. Monitor model is LG M2394 D A:Monitor does not turn on after reboot on Nvidia 275 Quote: Originally Posted by Droiyan3 Hi All, When my system is booting everything is fine, i see all the pics and sound and etc. if i try to do a restart my monitor goes into power saving mode and then does not awake from it. i have connected a dell net book and confirmed that the on the restart that the monitor comes out of the power saving mode. 1.I have run the OS in diagnostic start up to find out if any software might actually do something 2. I have removed every usb item except the mouse and the keyboard 3. I have taken out the VGA card for one boot and then put it in back again. 4. I have connected the DVI cable to a different ports ( first and second) 5. I have started the system with win 7 drivers but still the same problem. 6. I have installed latest nvidia drivers 258.96 nothing is working honestly.... What am i doing wrong here ? ps. Monitor model is LG M2394 D 1-check the driver for both in device manager 2-check the power mode settings for turning off monitor etc 3-try booting into safe mode (F8) does it still happen?? 2 more replies Answer Match 47.46% . I have Win 7 Home Premium. Is there an easy way to disable my wireless connection so that (a) it does not enable itself after a reboot, and (b) I don't need to implement the complete process to re-enable the wireless? Under normal circumstances, the re-enable after a reboot is fine. I can disconnect WiFi from the system tray, and it reconnects after reboot. But sometimes, I might want wireless to remain disabled after reboot. For example, if I'm doing a database restore, and the database starts synching after a reboot (such as Evernote), it could cause problems :-) At the moment, I simply switch off the router until the database restore is complete. . A:How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot? Just dont let it connect. Doesnt the laptop have an on off switch for wireless ? Most laptops do. 1 more replies Answer Match 47.04% my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot.the only thing i can see is the white cursor (arrow).very bad for me.i try to repair with my windows xp cd without sucess.if i reformat i lost my work(pictures,music,etc...someone knows the mistake?some tips are welcome.thanks for the attention. A:my pc screen turn black after restart/reboot.... 10 more replies Answer Match 47.04% Hi I've an ongoing problem which is now very annoying. At any given time my PC will turn itself off. It's not a controlled shutdown, it's literally as if someone has pulled the power supply. There's no blue screen and I just can't work out what the problem is. If you then try to turn the PC on after this failure it won't. The fans whir and the lights come on but there are no beeps on start up and nothing is displayed on my monitor. I can then get the PC to work by removing the power cable completely, waiting 30 seconds and then attempting to turn back on. Generally it seems to happen during my syncing of my mp3 player, whilst media player is converting to say WMA format. Or during a compression of a ZIP file. It appears to be through cpu intensive applications. It will also do it on occasions during a full virus scan (Mc Afee INternet Security) I had major problems a few months back as the "failure" corrupted the boot segment of my drive - which fortunately I was able to recover. The PC is often on most of the day but during light use or sitting idly by it seems to have no problems. THere are so many options of what could be at fault - memory, power supply, cpu, bad driver. I don't know where to start. Is there a way I can create a log of activity to try and see what's causing this? I'd like to start logging of anything useful, start a media sync and see what happens. My system details are: Pc: Built system. Mobo: Asro... Read more A:XP Crash - complete turn off and fail to reboot 6 more replies Answer Match 46.62% Hello, whenever I shut the lid of my laptop, it goes to sleep mode. After a while, when I open it back up it would turn on normally, but most of the times, it would just not even turn on.The keyboard lights can be turned on and the power button is on during that moment. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? More replies Answer Match 46.62% Minor but annoying problem here. I have 2 external 300GB hard drives (IDE type) connected via USB. Let''s call them D drive and E drive. Well, let's say that I have them both turned on while my system is on and for some reason I have to reboot my system. Well, once my system is rebooted and up and running again I can start using D drive right away. But if I want to use the E drive, I have to turn the drive off then back on again in order for the system to recognize the drive after the system reboot. It's always been this way ever since I got the drives about 8 months ago or so. I only now just decided to post about it since it's only a minor annoyance. Anyone know why the D drive is ready to use after a system reboot without having to turn it off then on again whereas the E drive isnot? Would love the E drive to behave like the D drive, of course. Thanks. A:Must turn external hard drive off and on after reboot in order to use it 7 more replies Answer Match 46.62% This is my info from speccy Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 32 ?C Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (8-8-8-24) Motherboard ASRock H87 Performance (CPUSocket) 33 ?C Graphics BenQ GL2460 ([email protected]) 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 200 Series (Gigabyte) 27 ?C Storage 465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SSD) 30 ?C 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 (SATA) 30 ?C 1863GB Seagate Expansion Desk SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA)) 43 ?C 1863GB Western Digital WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device (USB (SATA)) 29 ?C THE DRIVE BELOW 1397GB Seagate GoFlex Desk USB Device (USB (SATA)) 36 ?C THE DRIVE ABOVE Optical Drives PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-217 Audio Realtek High Definition Audio ========================================================= 1397GB Seagate GoFlex Desk USB Device (USB (SATA)) 36 ?C This drive here... is the drive that never shows when I reboot or turn on pc. If I unplug and plug back in after pc is on... its good to go... Any ideas? I had it on a usb3 usb card (where the other 2 drives are), and then swapped it, to the mobo usb3 port. But again, no difference. I am at a loss, any help would be excellent, cheers. More replies Answer Match 46.2% When I attempt a routine reboot the computer just hangs at "Shutting Windows Down" screen. Very frustrating having to unplug and hard boot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. A:Xp Freezes At Reboot Hi lurkynot. I hope these help. You are going to have to do some digging.See the section SHUTDOWN HANGS ON ?SAVING YOUR SETTINGS?.http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.phpHere's a really low percentage possiblility:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307274Some more MS troubleshooting info:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=308029 2 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Hello everyone.Sometimes my pc freezes and need to reboot to fix this.This also is doing when i play a video from the hardrive.I make many things to cure this and have some success but the problem is still there.I believe i need only a littie bit to completely resolve this.Please someone with good knowleadge let me know some steps to make to fix the mistake.This are the specifications for my pc: Thanks for the attention. A:Sometimes my pc freezes and need to reboot to fix this 6 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Hello, I recently build a computer and since the beginning my pc freezes and then reboots... He does it really random, I can browse the internet for two hours and nothing happens, and he can stay on desktop for 10 minutes and he reboots... My pc specs are: - 2x 4GB Crucial RAM - XFX R9 290 Core Edition - FX-8320E - ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 Motherboard - 750W Quad PC Power & Cooling PSU - 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD - Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit I have tried running memtest for 10 hours and another graphic card... Here are the dump files https://www.dropbox.com/s/odt7shs5q3fcfs9/Dumpfiles.zip?dl=0 I really appreciate any help form you guys! A:PC freezes and then reboot Welcome Brammetje to the Bleeping Computer Community I have tried running memtest for 10 hours and another graphic card... Can you verify if the results of using a different graphics or onboard (if available) have made a difference? What was the memtest result? Using alternately a different stick would also confirmed if the memtest diagnostic is the same, as no errors or no faulty RAM. The BSOD code 0x00000124 could either be any changes or faulty hardware, corrupted driver or software as one (or more) to being the culprit. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. Spoiler Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is:Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS PersonalBuilt by: 7601.18741.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526Machine Name:Kernel base = 0xfffff80003201000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff80003445890Debug session time: Sun Jun 14 19:22:13.111 2015 (UTC... Read more 39 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Please help me with my Win XP SP3 problem. The system freezes for approx 40 seconds just after the desktop and all the icons are displayed (during each reboot). It's impossible to run any program in the meantime - menu start and all the icons are dead. The Avast antivirus is not responsible for the problem - after uninstallation nothing were better. I attach HJT log. Thank you for any answer ! hijackthis.log 5.96KB 6 downloads A:Win XP freezes for 40 sec after reboot 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.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 explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Hey fellas how are ya all? Please HELP ME ey... im gonna go down if my desktop doesnt start working again... Here is my situation... The other day my computer did a dump of physical memory (no clue what that is) so i decided to re-install windows 98 n then upgrade to xp home edition... but it can never successfully finish installation because every time it tries to restart it freezes... Win98 randomly works now... but only limited. Does anybody have any idea why it would freeze on the "Windows is Shutting Down" Screen? I can shut it down but not restart. Please Help me... Thanks guys oli A:Pc freezes on reboot There is a patch or maybe it's an update that you can get on the Microsoft site that will allow you to shut down properly. You really should install it. It has helped me numerous times with WIN98 SE. I hope this helps you. 1 more replies Answer Match 46.2% Recently, my school kids inherited a Dell system running XP SP3, and things have been generally fine. I had them install AVG 2011 free and MBAM as preventative measures; but left all existing (and some unused/unnecessary) programs. Last week if began running sluggishly, and so I rebooted. The computer seemed to stall after loading Windows fully and I had to reboot again into safe mode, updated MBAM and scanned. After finding some problems, quarantined and rebooted, the computer loads WinXp fully but doesn't respond to opening files or programs such as Mozilla. Unable to access "taskmanager"; Couldn't find it in the Windows file; and installed TaskManagerFix (which improved the accessing tskmngr). The computer under full windows still might open files after 5-10 minutes or completely freeze (clock stopped) and have to hard reboot. The only way to access the machine is thru Safe Mode which is possible with no problems. I have attached original MBAM scan log. In Safe Mode, no problems found with AVG. Additionally, I installed and ran SAS, found problems, and after rebooting, SAS had been removed(?) and the log seems lost; I reinstalled and found nothing. Some of the issues I remember seeing related to Trend Micro AV 2007 which I can't seem to remove as some files are missing. (I assumed missing links/registry items.) Squirrelly and sluggish response times convince me of deeper issues. I'd appreciate assistance in diagnosing and solving. Thanks in adv... Read more A:XP freezes after reboot Only A part of the log or post the Full Log and please Rerun MalwareBytes do a Full Scan and update before running and post the log the full log please.You will need Safemode with Networking to do this Next Run Please download ATF Cleanerby Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu. This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save. please move them to a different directory first. Notes for Windows Vista users:On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator"Prefetch has been disabled on Windows Vista. As I'm not sure the effects that emptying prefetch on Windows Vista will have for the time being it I won't enable that function.Next Scan using Stuper Antispyware do a Full scan and p... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 45.78% I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs: Model: eMachines T2984 Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7 Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago Let me know if you need anything else... Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard. At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit. A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more A:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away. You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about$40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake

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