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Computer is constantly freezing up. Shadow copy issue?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Audit events have been dropped by the transport. The real time backup file was corrupt due to improper shutdown
Can someone give me some advice? I'll provide as much info as possible.

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

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

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Hiya

Shadow Copy Restore is a component of the intelligent file storage technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It enables you to prevent data loss by creating and storing shadow copies of files and folders on your network at predetermined time intervals.

Before a client computer can access shadow copies, you must install the Shadow Copy Client. The operating systems that require the Shadow Copy Client include:

Windows XP
Windows 2000 (SP3 and higher)
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP

Windows Installer : To install this msi package you need Windows Installer
2.0 or higher. You can download it from one of the following locations:
Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 98 SE

Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...8f-33c3-4de7-acd8-a33ac92d295e&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi,

I set the maximum shadow copy storage space to 8 GB in my Vista and thought I should never worry about the space in my system disk. However, I have just found the Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space at the moment:

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.326 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.573 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 8 GB

Do you know why and how to limite the Used Shadow Copy Starage space?
Thank you for any suggestions!

A:Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

It would be helpful if you filled in the System Specs. That way if you post on another issue people answering don't have to ask the same questions about your hardware over again, or search for the post with the info. Just push the specs link in every one of your posts.

I'm not sure how they measure the space usage. But 8 GB sounds like only a couple of restore points. How big is the HD? I suspect when deciding to discard an old restore point it looks at the current usage. If under the limit, it keeps all the old and makes another. That's just a guess on my part. But you can try a few different max numbers and see how it acts for yourself. As Yogi Berra said, "you can observe a lot by watchin'".

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

A:Computer freezing constantly.

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

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

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

A:Computer freezing constantly

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

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

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

Here is my HijackThis log:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1... Read more

A:Computer Freezing Constantly

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

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

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Hello,

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

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer is constantly freezing

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer Constantly Freezing

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

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

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

thanx

A:Computer constantly freezing

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

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

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

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

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A:Computer constantly freezing (XP)

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

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

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

A:Computer Freezing Constantly Every Day

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

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

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

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

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

THANKS again!
~Mohawk
 

A:Computer Constantly Freezing, I've been everywhere

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
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A:Computer constantly freezing

Hi Shadowraider and welcome to TSF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
MizGing
 

A:Computer Freezing Constantly

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

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I am running Vista Basic

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

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Computer constantly freezing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


thanks,


Ased




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

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:computer constantly freezing up!

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

thanks for your help


Ased

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

A:Computer constantly freezing! Need Help!

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe
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somehow I don't think this is a security issue so I'm moving this to XP forum where it can get attention
 

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

A:computer constantly crashing/freezing HELP!

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

The computer is about 3 years old.

Any ideas why it's doing this?

A copy of the HijackThis log:

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
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A:Computer Constantly Hanging Up/Freezing

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

A:My computer is freezing constantly and randomly.

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HELP....

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

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

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

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

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

A:Wifi constantly going out, freezing computer?

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

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

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

Memory

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: My computer is freezing up constantly

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:02:48 PM, on 1/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\6750491\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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

A:Slow Computer...Freezing up constantly.

How much RAM do you have
 

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

A:Computer freezing constantly: Malware related?

Here is the GMER log:

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

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

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

here is my HJT log:

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

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

A:Browsers + computer constantly crashing/freezing

nothin?
 

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

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

A:Computer constantly freezing with weird sound!!

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

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

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

A:Computer freezing constantly random times

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

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

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

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

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
 

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

HijackThis:

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

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

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

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

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

A:My custom built computer is constantly freezing!

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

A:Computer is constantly freezing when streaming video

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

A:Computer constantly freezing! Hijack log included

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\CBOClean\BOCORE.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:Computer freezing everytime, have to constantly restart

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

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

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

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

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

try and update your network drivers

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



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

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

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:Computer constantly freezing, exploit:html

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

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

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



Click the image to enlarge it


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

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
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I did not download or install anything, but i notice that the storage space reduces itself by afew GB. Is this causes by shadow copy? Is there anyway to get back those space?

I wonder is there any tutorial to reduce shadow copy storage like in Vista?

A:shadow copy?

Hello GradeAbra,

Yes, you can reduce the size of the storage space used by system protection if needed.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage


This might also help ID areas where you may be losing HDD space at as well.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi New to this forum.
For the first 3 years I had no probs using Windows Backup. The last 2 years I constantly get the message, "A shadow copy could not be created due to insufficent storage space. I set the backup to go to an external hard drive WD elements drive 1 terabyte size. All system services are working properly. I've looked at the system vol partition and have 37.1 mg out of 100mg available. The error message I keep getting is 08X81000019. Also tells me to check the VSS logs and SPP application event logs. I'm somewhat of a novice about this stuff.
Anyone have any suggestions to help, would appreciate very much if I could get this system working again
Thanks in advence

A:Shadow Copy

Hello and welcome.

It is a well known fact that Windows Backup is a little flaky.
All or most people here will advise you to use Macrium Reflect free as your OS Image maker.
Please wait for some useful knowledge to arrive in regards to repairing windows backup failure.

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In 'Backup and Restore' page of Windows 7, when I click on 'Create System Image' in the left navigation pane, a window comes up and says "Creating a Shadow Copy". Could you please tell me:

1. What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

2. Is it the same size as the system image or compressed?

3. Where is it stored?

4. Can I access this and transfer elsewhere for saving?

Thank you,

A:What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Melita


In 'Backup and Restore' page of Windows 7, when I click on 'Create System Image' in the left navigation pane, a window comes up and says "Creating a Shadow Copy". Could you please tell me:

1. What is a 'Shadow Copy'?

2. Is it the same size as the system image or compressed?

3. Where is it stored?

4. Can I access this and transfer elsewhere for saving?

Thank you,


Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Above is something of an explanation. As I understand it, shadow copying is used by Windows Backup and also by Windows System Restore.

I don't use Windows Backup, but if I recall correctly the backup must be in its default location to restore properly. Is that the root of C?? I can't recall as I don't use it. I think you can move them, but before restoration you have to move them back to the default location.

System Restore points are relatively small. I have a dozen now and they take up 8 GB combined---whereas a single image file might take up 15 GB on my PC. System Restore points only back up certain types of Windows files.

I have no idea of the relative size of an image made by Windows Backup versus the size of an image made by some other program.

Windows Backup is too complex and finicky for me, so I just use another program.

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Hi everyone. I am trying to backup my computer to an external hdd and I continue to receive an error message stating that the shadow copy could not be created. I have researched on the internet concerning this issue, but the troubleshooting did not fix the problem. I have performed a backup before to this hard drive and was successful. Any clue to what is wrong? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

A:shadow copy

Don't worry about Shadow Copy. Try what most of the pros here use. Macrium is free and saved me at least a few times
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I was just looking around and run into this program: Access Hard Drive Snapshots with ShadowCopyView - MajorGeeks

After examining part of my system with it I noticed that some folders tend to be huge and taking a lot of space. Now, I'm not cramped for space but looks like shadow copy of just windows folder has almost 40GB.
It seems to be dependent on System restore, would turning it off make all shadow copies disappear ?

A:Shadow Copy, uses ? Get rid of it ?

For information about VSS chech this out: Volume Shadow Copy Service

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Hi I'm pretty new to vista having just purchased a laptop. I'm having trouble adjusting shadow copy's properties to use less hd space because it is using my space like there is no tomorrow. Every time I try to adjust it with the command prompt (I'm under admin) I get an error

Heres an example of me attempting a few commands.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=10gb
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Unexpected failure: Catastrophic failure

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Unexpected failure: Catastrophic failure

C:\Windows\system32>

If anyone could give me a hand or point me in the right direction I would appreciate.

P.S. I hope I posted this in the right section. If not please forgive seeing as I'm new to this site.

A:Shadow Copy....

Hello Lance11, welcome to Vista forums!

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

System Restore - disk space

Also have a look at this one.

Disk Cleanup

Keep us informed!





Later Ted

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Every time i try to back up it comes up with this error 0x81000019 This is becoming a pain ..I got to say that i've tried all the helps people have posted with no luck some help please...

A:shadow copy

Cannot Backup error 0x81000019. Cannot create shadow copy... - Microsoft Answers

Regards....Mike Connor

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One of my friends installed Windows Vista Ultimate and he would like to know the directory of the folder which contains the files being deleted previously.

A:Shadow copy

anyone?!

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In Disk Cleanup, Under Cleanup System Files- If you delete all but last restore points and Shadow Copies, It says backup shadow copies will be deleted also. Does that mean that Image backups that you have made will not restore?

A:Shadow Copy

Originally Posted by Clint


In Disk Cleanup, Under Cleanup System Files- If you delete all but last restore points and Shadow Copies, It says backup shadow copies will be deleted also. Does that mean that Image backups that you have made will not restore?





I don't think so. I always delete restore points and still refresh from a backup no problem.

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I create backups using Acronis Trueimage, so do I need Shadow Copy, which is taking up space? Just concerned with C drive.

A:Is shadow copy necessary?

Others may know more, but I believe Volume Shadow Copy is what System Restore uses. If you don't use it you can disable.delete it. The Shadow is also used for Windows Image Backup.

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Is "Previous Versions" (shadow copy) available in Win 7 Home Premium? When I right-click a file or folder and choose Properties, the "Previous Versions" tab does not appear.

Please help. Thanks

A:shadow copy

Go to services.msc and check whether Volume Shadow Copy service is running or not.

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Hi,

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

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

Many thanks in advance for any help...

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

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

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

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

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

What should i do??

A:Computer constantly freezing and making weird noises

  
Quote: Originally Posted by heltei15


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

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

What should i do??



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

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

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

The procedure:

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

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:11:50 AM, on 7/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air USB Utility\AirCFG.exe
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A:Computer is constantly freezing up have run sypware/virus programs

We're very sorry for the delay..

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

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

Viewpoint

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

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

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

A:Keyboard stops working, computer constantly freezing

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

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

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

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

A:Computer constantly going unresponsive/freezing at random times

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I wonder if I should use volume shadow copy on my PC. Is it necessary? Is it typical that it creates many problems?

A:Volume shadow copy necessary?

useful if you or other people mess files up regularly. Here's some reading:
What you should know about Volume Shadow Copy/System Restore in Windows 7 & Vista (FAQ) | Trying To Be Helpful

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Having problems with VSC - Volume Shadow Copy in Windows 7 Ultimate. Receive message ("Windows could not start the Volume Shadow Copy service on Local Computer. Error3: The system cannot find the path specified.) Also my backup and restore will not work. Generally the same message. Cannot pinpoint when this started but was probably after installing updates to windows 7. 5/15/2014

A:Volume Shadow Copy

Go to Start > Search then type vssvc.exe it should be found in C:\Windows\System32 folder, if it is found in some other location, copy and paste it into the System32 folder, see if the error is resolved.

Also check that the volume shadow service is running, and set to Automatic. To check that the service is running, in the search box, type compmgmt.msc , once in Computer Management go down to Services then check the Volume Shadow service.

If it is not found at all, go back to Start > Search at type cmd.exe right click on it, then choose Run as Administrator, in the command prompt type sfc /scannow this will restore any missing or corrupt system files.

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What is the difference between System Restore and Shadow Copy? I am familiar with the first, but only came across references to the second recently.

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hi, guys
when downloading all the 200 and more updates after a fresh install of win7,

in services, MUST the service (volume shadow copy) be STARTED, to help download all updates yes/no ????
thanks for your time, bluesfloyd.

A:(volume shadow copy)

No - that has nothing to do with downloads. A volume shadow is a restore point.

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I have a multi hd pc with xp originally installed on C drive. I have since installed Vista on a separate HD, leaving xp installed in case of issues. I am now happy with vista and wish to remove XP, however because it was installed first I realise I will issues with the boot.ini.

Would I be correct in saying that the only way to remove the install of xp would be to re-install vista on that partition? If that is correct is there anyway I can make a complete copy of my vista install so that I may re-install it in its current form, with progs installed, settings restored etc?

Or perhaps I am incorrect in my assumption that I would not be able to boot vista once XP (with boot.ini) is removed

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I am having a little trouble with my shadow copy service on my Windows 7 machine, it now seems that every time i create a document or if i download a file on my machine, I cannot recover it from the previous version option after i delete it like i used to do on my computer all the time, I'm wondering if anyone might have a solution to this problem, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 

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Hi guys, trust everyone had a good Xmas...

Over the holdiays, I ran a scheduled check on all my hardware....i.e., spring clean/full service....

I found that my main workstation (Win 7 Pro 32bit) had ceased backing up on my Win Home Server since 10th Dec. Checked out other systems & their backups, & no problems found, they are still backing up daily (Vista Bus,Win 7 Pro 32bit & Win 7 Ult 64bit).

On checking with the MS WHS forum, found that VSS must be enabled, so checked mine out....& found that it had stopped. Restarted service & did a manual backup at that time which was successful.

However, the automatic daily backup is still failing & on checking, found that the VSS service is stopped again.

No new programs have been installed since 10th Dec, so any idea as to what may cause this service to be repeatedly stopped?

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I am a Vista Ultimate x64 user...

My problem is that the shadow copy service is not working. I have a lot of documents, images etc., but none of then have a "previous version".

System Restore is enabled, but I noticed that the"Volume Shadow Copy" service is set to manual and is not started. Should I set it to automatic?

Thanks for any help...

A:Shadow copy not working

Hi,

That could be it - check to see if you have any system restore points.

System Restore - How to

Also check Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is set. ( I believe the default setting is manual )

Services

Hope this helps

SIW2

Click the middle icon at top right of this post if it has helped - thanks

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If Shadow Copy isn't available in Vista Home Premium, why do I have the device drivers installed and working. Is there something Microsoft isn't telling me?

A:[SOLVED] Shadow Copy

Vista uses these for System Restore.

Paul

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shadow copy service not working can someone help my laptop is a toshiba
equim and i am running vista
 

A:shadow copy service

hello

Is shadow copy turned on? http://www.sillett.net/SkillBase/ShadowCopy/

see if that helps. good luck..
 

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I'm having a problem with the Shadow Copy function. I tried to do a system restore, but there were no restore points for either C: or D: !! When I tried to create one, I got a message: A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data. (0x8004231F). The system is a Compaq Presario SR2170NX with Vista Basic. Does anyone know how is this fixed?
I'm guessing it has something to do with the cmd: prompt. I haven't used that since windows 95!

A:Shadow Copy error

See Backup - Insufficient Storage (0x8004231F) and How to Change and Limit System Restore Storage Space Usage Size in Vista with VSSAdmin

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When viewing Hidden Devices in the Device Manager, under Storage Volume Shadow Copies, I have a long list of shadows that are ghosted. Is there any good reason that these should not be exorcised?

A:Shadow Copy Ghosts

You definitely do NOT want to remove anything related to the system!

If you show duplicates of old Graphics drivers, Audio drivers, etc, then that's OK.

Be very careful here- you can really screw things up...

Here's a link to a free TweakGuides System Guide (PDF).
I believe it has a section referring to your post: http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

Edit: Yep- it's on Page 70

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

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

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

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

Here's my HJT log:

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

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

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

bump, please

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

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

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

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

Here is my HiJack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:26:03 PM, on 10/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\Omni... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello, i have a question about this. What exactly is it? what does it do? after a restart it asked me to install it, well i dont know what it is. Google didnt give me much results explaining it. Im on vista 64 Thank you for your time

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What is Volume shadow copy service and should i be worried about it? Abotu the same time this started Mcafee started going crazy and when i uninstalled it to try to fix it now it won't reinstall, the scan always fails and nothig happens. Now i can't even log onto the mcafee website to do anything because nothing happens when i click logon. Last time this happened was when i tried the beta for IE8 and i ended up doin a reinstall of everything. I would like to fix it without doin that now because it is a pain. any help is appreciated.

A:volume copy shadow service?

hi you need to use mcafee removal tool to completely remove your copy
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
heree is some info on vscs http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...adow-copy.aspx more info here
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...py+vista&meta=

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Hi Folks---Immmm Back!

I am using Genie Backup Pro Ver8 for backups. I have now started getting an error message stating "Volume Shadow Copy Initialization Failure" and it will not backup open files.. I have corresponded with their "support" for 3 weeks (which amounts to about 2 replies). One of their suggestions was to try NTBACKUP and it does show that open files are not being backed up.
Any suggestions on a repair?? You folks always have the quick and correct answers and i continue to lean on you

Thanks... Jerry

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If I go into the properties of any folder or file, and then to the Restore Previous Versions tab, I have several snapshots to choose from. I thought this was a feature of the Volume Shadow Copy service
( Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

however, when I look at my list of services, via services.msc, the "volume shadow copy" service is set to Manual start, and is currently Stopped. If it's not running, how is it I have these "previous versions" snapshots? I assumed if the service isn't running, there would be no snapshots being captured.

I'm not complaining, only curious to learn. Can someone clarify please? TIA

A:Question about volume shadow copy

Shadow copy is not running all the time. It is controlled by the task scheduler. A picture is taken about once a week. You can go back to any picture. If it is not time for the picture it is off. The task scheduler turns it on

(same in Windows 7)
System Restore - disk space - Vista Forums

and

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

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I have used and configured Volume Shadow Copy at work on my servers, but now I'd like to use it at home on my Windows XP Sp2 desktop and it occurs to me that the tabs aren't there. I've noted this before but now I figure I should pursue this to it's conclusion.

I know that XP Sp2 has VSS, and I've seen the services, even started them to see if that would make any difference, but I still have no Shadow Copies tab in the root drive properties box on any drive letter, which is where it is on my W2K3 servers...

Can anybody tell me decisively why this is? If it has the services then why can I not configure Shadow Copies on my XP Workstation? Is it only there to provide consistent backup to 3rd party programs?

That would seem unnecessarily restrictive when there is no real need...
 

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HI, I want to know if my non-system F: drive used for storing just data has this shadow copy storage area. And if yes how I can remove it.

A quick explanation of what it is would be nice as wel.

Why: I want to run TrueCrypt to encrypt the whole F: drive and its data. But the dang software keeps telling me it cannot shrink the filesystem on volume F:. Did some reading and found out Windows disk management cannot shirnk a partition if there are unmovable files. For example the shadow copy storage area used for whatever.. (I wonder if this also holds true for any existing $recycle.bin folder). So I want to know if my F: drive has this and if so could I move it or delete it. Thanks.

A:How to tell if my hdd has shadow copy storage area?

Hello Kojack,

You could turn off System Protection for the F drive to also turn off shadow copy (aka: previous versions) for it. The tutorial below can help show you how, and also give you better explanation about it.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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What processes or services does Windows 7 Home Premium use to create a HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy? I know that W7 backup does this but are there other automated W7 processes that do this? Is there any way to disable these or make them manual?

I have a problem with NIS 2011 alerting to a possible Boot.Bootlock.B infection with an identified file of HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy#.

This initially blocked the W7 backup early in the process and manually running W7 backup reproducibly produced the NIS 2011 block and alert.

I was able to complete the W7 backup successfully by shutting off NIS 2011 and turned off backup. However, I still get the same alert about once after booting. I suspect this is some other W7 restore or backup function that is running automatically but would like to confirm this and, if possible, either turn it off or make it a manual process rather than automatic.

I think this is a false positive alert because I have run several AV scans (NIS 2011, MalwareBytes, TDSSKiller, esagelab Bootkit Remover) that don't find anything. The NIS 2011 claims to have removed the file but doesn't put anything in quarantine.

Using Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 fully updated

Appreciate any help on this.

Thanks.

Foreman

A:What W7 Processes Create Shadow Copy?

Hi Foreman, I would suggest that you ask your question in the Norton Community discussions Norton Users Discussion Forum - Norton Community

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Hello,
Following ongoing and never ending battle with house member installing numerous software hijacks to control my laptop. (I know I sound paranoid but if you only knew). Anyway, when I try system restore it is not available and says the volume shadow copy isn't working. Any ideas?

A:Volume shadow copy error

Seems been having a lot of issues lately, as far as possible keylogger would need a malware expert to run software tools on your laptop.
For System restore again you can try this.

From (Admin) Command Prompt copy and paste this and press Enter sfc /scannow

Same command prompt copy and paste this

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Again run sfc /scannow

Reboot Laptop and try system restore. Not sure if any possible infection may be causing this also as i am not a malware expert to say.

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please view this link for the issue

SFC/scannow & vssadmin list shadowstorage - Windows 7 Forums

A:sfc /scannow error, shadow copy gone too

You should be showing up with errors in Event Viewer and Reliability Monitor.

What do they say?

Try running sfc /scannow in Safe mode.

Ed

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My friends computer has been infected with a crypto malware. All her Word, Excel, and photos have been encrypted. She has an Acronis full disk backup file but files were encrypted there too. I am trying to locate the shadow copies Win7 creates when files are changed on this backup file. I want to see if there are any copies of the files that have not been encrypted on the backup. How can I find out where the shadow copy file is and the file name? The computer has Windows 7 Pro SP1. I posted a similar question in the virus removal forum but don't know if that is the right place for it.Thank you!
 

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Attempting to make an image on my external HDD that currently has 1.34TB of space available. It appaears my SSD (C: drive) has a recovery partition set up by the manufacturer, which is great, but I still would like to put another image on my external for peace of mind. Of course, I'm getting the error that there is not enough space to make yadda yadda.

From looking around, I think this is part of what you need to see?
disks.jpg photo by Shuurinakisame | Photobucket

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Well, how can i shrink down the amount of space used for shadow copy?

A:how to minimize shadow copy space?

Hello gradeabra,

Here you go.

System Protection Max Storage Size for Drive - Change in Windows 10

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The only info I can find on it is how it works hand-in-hand with W2k3servers, but I need help understanding what it can do just with a local XP machine.

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http://blogs.msdn.com/adioltean/archive/2005/01/05/346793.aspx

vshadow documentation states that this syntax:

\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy253

is only compatible with certain commands, one of which is "copy" which is the command used in the scripting tutorial I mentioned above. problem is i want to use xcopy or robocopy, but neither recognizes the syntax. any help with this?
 

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Therefore system restore doesn't work, good job I use Roll back RX, but it's still annoying. Tried manually starting VSS service but it says access denied, and all its asscoiated services are enabled. It also says file not found. I've never deleted anything like that off my system and it's not as if it's asking for a missing DLL? I would restore back to an earlier date but...well you see my problem! Rollback was only bought when I realised system restore wasn't working... I could live without it but it's always nice to know your new operating system functions the way it should. I have had problem after problem with Vista... Anyhow, some advice would be great. Thanks.
 

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" A Volume Shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error. 0x80042302"

Will not allow system restore with above explanation. I am logged in as administrator; unable to connect to internet
 

A:Volume Shadow Copy Service

This Link may help you:
http://www.wiki-errors.com/wiki-errors.php?wiki=0X80042302
 

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Attempting to make an image on my external HDD that currently has 1.34TB of space available. It appaears my SSD (C: drive) has a recovery partition set up by the manufacturer, which is great, but I still would like to put another image on my external for peace of mind. Of course, I'm getting the error that there is not enough space to make yadda yadda.

From looking around, I think this is part of what you need to see?
disks.jpg photo by Shuurinakisame | Photobucket

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