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# Laptop constantly hangs, freezes, help?!

Q: Laptop constantly hangs, freezes, help?!

Hey

I've had the same problem for a while now, and is extremely annoying

My laptop constantly hangs, freezes etc when on chrome, firefox etc and when playing videos on vlc from the hard drive, it constantly stutters buffers etc. However I noticed when playing the same video from an external hard drive, the video plays fine. This leads me to believe its a hard drive problem.

I have tried restoring my computer and reinstalling windows etc, but the problem keeps coming.

anyone able to help?

thanks

John

A: Laptop constantly hangs, freezes, help?!

Hello,

Freezing, in general, is a hardware issue and usually heat related. Software issues usually throw error messages.

1) How old is the computer? Do you clean it regularly? clear the vents and fans etc.
2) Are your video card drivers updated?

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Ive tried everything from reinstalling, changing the version of FireFox and going to safe mode but it still freezes and hangs for me.
Sometimes it hangs for a few seconds and others for a few minutes, it happens constantly.

Any help would be most welcome because i dont really want to change browsers.

I`ve done all the malware checks with MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware and Bitdefender 2011 and it found nothing.

A:[SOLVED] Firefox 6.02 constantly hangs and freezes

Try disabling all addons and toolbars, and make sure your plugins are up to date - Firefox Plugin Check

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A:Firefox freezes computer, Explorer Task Manager constantly crashes/hangs

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Hello,

I have been having some issues for the last couple of days with my computer.  I first experienced trouble with Firefox while watch a simple Twitch Stream.  For no reason (as the computer was completely idle save the stream) I received a message saying Shockwave Player (or some script on the page) stopped responding.  The popup gave me the option to wait for the script to respond, or to kill it.  I attempted to kill it, by opening up Task Manager.  This took maybe 3 minutes to open up, while in the process hung my entire system the whole time, and then led to Firefox itself to completely lock up.  As well, when attempting to open up Task Manager in the first place, if at first the window did not show up I would attempt to open it again.  The first time by using the Ctrl, Shift, Escape combination, and when that was unsuccessful (as it normally pops up instantly), I would thusly right click the taskbar to open it that way.  By doing this method it would take minutes for the popup from the taskbar itself to showup.  After finally getting Task Manager open, I would see two different Task Manager processes.  One at roughly 4k kilobytes of memory, while the other ~100.  As someone with a tiny bit of OCD I would close the smaller kilobyte one by right clicking it to kill the process from the popup menu.  Right clicking the process would give me no window, nor would hitting kill process from the tab on the Task... Read more

A:Firefox freezes computer, Explorer Task Manager constantly crashes/hangs Moved*

Hello, Please post that HJT log with a DDS log from this guide.Please follow this Preparation Guide, and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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hi All,

I am using an old laptop purchased in Jan 2010 with Windows 7 home basic installed on it. It was functioning properly about 2 months back and i then noticed that the browser started taking more time to load. Later the browser started hanging intermittently and now even my usual routine items take time to respond and function (opening folders/playing videos etc)

my antivirus is a legal copy and its up to date. can anyone please help me in digging through the issue? This may be happening because my laptop is just old enough but I dont want to conclude that without enough debugging.

regards,
Vishal

A:Laptop/Chrome browser hangs constantly

Good evening .

Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Louis

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I own an Samsung 7 series running Windows 7 64-bit.
Since using it, it has consistently given me trouble. I reinstalled the system once, but it is still giving me problems a few months later. It will hang or freeze every 5-10 minutes. Please help me fix this.

Thanks!

A:Laptop hangs constantly and requires manual shutdown.

Welcome

Start with the System File CheckerSFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi there. I own an Acer Aspire 7551G Laptop running Windows 7 64-bit.
Since using it, it has consistently given me trouble. It will freeze every 5-10 minutes and hang for about 2-3 minutes, at random. Please help me fix this, as I am at my wits end.
Thanks.

A:Laptop hangs CONSTANTLY since buying last year at random intervals

Hi,

Can you run a sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt? If so, do that and post the results here for us to look at.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Regards,
Golden

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Hello.  I posted about a month ago when my 13-month-old Dell Inspiron N4110 was stuck in a startup repair loop.  It needed a new hard drive, which I installed myself, and everything worked great for a couple weeks. Then the constant freezing started. I thought it was Firefox, since that was what I was using most often, but it turned out that *everything* would eventually start hanging--Word, Task Manager, iTunes; it even froze on shutdown a couple times. I tried disabling and reinstalling all the plugins in Firefox, I ran virus scans and diagnostics and troubleshooters and chkdsk, and no issues were ever found--until, I think, I downloaded Microsoft .NET framework when a Dell diagnostic tool asked me to.  And finally the constant freezing stopped.

But then it started again a couple days ago. The computer starts up fine, but within a few minutes it will start hanging regularly--like every 30 seconds, the cursor either won't move or clicking on something gives me a "(Not Responding)" message at the top of the window.  This lasts anywhere from 5 seconds to a few minutes.  When I open Task Manager, the CPU usage fluctuates wildly (when Task Manager itself isn't frozen)--it's usually at around 30-60%, but will rise all the way to 99% and then down to 0%.  This is when I just have one or two programs running--Firefox and Word--and I don't have many startup programs, nor a lot of programs or files on the computer in general. Once again, all the W... Read more

A:Replaced hard drive, now Dell laptop constantly hangs

Can you boot into safe mode? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
Try running the computer for a while in safe mode and see if the problem continues. If it doesn't, it may be a problem with one or more of your drivers. When you installed the new hard drive, did you use the Dell install CD or just a generic Windows 7 CD? Dells use very specific drivers and it's best to install the OS using one of their install disks.
You may want to try a clean boot and performing some diagnostics. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
It's hard to say at this point what it could be -- this kind of behavior usually indicates an issue with driver and/or system files not loading properly and hogging all the processor bandwidth.

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Hi,
I'm using an NEC Versa S900 with Windows XP Professional Edition. I purchased this laptop about a year ago. No matter what I'm doing, or not doing, the bloody thing will sooner or later lock up completely for no apparent reason and then I'd have to turn off and turn back on the laptop and pray that it wouldn't happen again.

The wierd thing is that this only happens if i use the touchpad on the laptop. If i connect a mouse and use that, then everything will work all fine and dandy. But right now, i don't have a mouse available, so i find myself rebooting every few minutes. In fact, i'm just praying it will let me finish this post.

I am obviously real dumb with computers so I don't know any other necessary details so just tell me what to say.

If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated. This thing is driving me nuts...

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Hi all.

A friend of mine is having problems with his laptop. Every so often, it freezes. It is apparently random that it freezes, with no particular program causing the issue. What would be the cause of this?

Specs are:
Intel Centrino 1.66GHz
1GB RAM
160GB hard drive
256MB video card
Windows XP Pro SP2

A:Laptop constantly freezes

it could be a number of things - hardware, overheating, spyware. virus

how old is the PC

has he updated the drivers for video and sound

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Hello to all Tech Lovers!
Recently i had some sock up issues causing my pc to freeze randomly
Heres my full Specs (Model HP Pavilion dv7-6c06 ev)
Notebook, Screen: 17.3 LED LCD
CPU: Intel Core i7 2670QM 2.2 GHz,
RAM: 6 GB DDR3,
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT,
Blu-Ray,
HDD: 1 TB HDD,
Secondary HDD: 1 TB HDD,
Windows 7 x64

Now with the critical error crushes the event viewer shows something like this !

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-12-01T0856.811235700Z

EventRecordID 72342

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4

Channel System

Computer user-HP

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

Any ideas why this is happening?

A:Laptop Constantly freezes

Hi-

Is the laptop freezing then crashing? Or will it resume normal operation after some time?

Any BSOD (Blue Screens of Death)?

Regards,

Mark

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Hi! I am new to this forum, however am not new to computers and I know my way around them more than the average person. This time though, I am completely stumped.

I've had this computer for over a year now and have been steadily playing video games on it. This all started last Thursday, at around 9pm. I was playing TF2 with some buddies and it just suddenly froze. I thought nothing of it since it IS a laptop and I am running a game on it, so it's probably bound to happen sometime. But upon rebooting, it froze when I opened Ventrilo. And then one more time on the login screen of Windows. I left it and went to bed.

It continued more on Friday, but then I booted in Safe Mode and system restored onto a save that was 5 days earlier. It still froze.

Earlier today, Saturday, I didn't pay attention to the boot screen but it took me to a debug menu I'm guessing. It scanned my files and everything was fine. It actually didn't freeze until an hour later.

And now I'm on Safe Mode with Networking on, typing this because I have no idea what to do anymore.

I've heard that my hard-drive might be dying, my Windows files are corrupt, over-heating (Although I don't believe it's overheating since it freezes when it's not running games too) and that my laptop parts are dying down.

I am on an Alienware M11x with Windows 7 64Bit Home Premium (No disc drive, so I don't believe I can reformat, unless there's another way).
2GB RAM, 1.3GHz overclocked to 1.7GHz processor and a 335M video card... Read more

A:Laptop freezes constantly.

It may be overheating. Have you used a can of compressed air and blown all the vents out?

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I have done all the scans and have added them below. This problem started yesterday morning for no reason I can think of. I haven't downloaded anything strange or unusual. My laptop freezes all the time now and is almost entirely useless now.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:32:26 PM, on 4/14/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16537)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&CUI=UN52638116792042638&UM=2&ctid=CT3292576

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Hello, my laptop recently started freezing when in Internet Exploter and in Outlook. If I wait a few minutes it will respond but then freeze again. It's impossible for me to do anything online. DDS log is below and "attach.txt" and "ark.txt" are attached. I also have a HiJackThis log that I can post if requested.

DDS Log:
.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Chris at 12:12:11 on 2012-03-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3836.2368 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Panda Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {86971480-9989-6750-B122-681A86518D59}
SP: Panda Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {3DF6F564-BFB3-68DE-8B92-5368FDD6C7E4}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2011 *Enabled* {BEAC95A5-D3E6-6608-9A7D-C12F7882CA22}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

A:Laptop constantly freezes in IE (just started doing this)

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If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue

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I have hp pavilion laptop with vista operating system and it recently began running very slow.
Malwarbytes even takes 8 hrs to run a full scan and came back with one issue which I quaranteed.
I tried to run spybot but it froze after finding couponbar issue.
When I go to windows task menu it says I have over 80 processes and 80% of memory used.
Lately the internet hangs and freezes up and began to notice this after attempting to go to facebook by typing it directly in address bar but noticed in status bar some weird message about static something or the other which I guess is a hijacker.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hello. I have a Gateway laptop that is incredibly sluggish and freezes up more than it flows. I've taken every step on the "Slow Computer Checklist" and it hasn't improved at all. It froze up during windows updates and froze up at the same spot (twice) during a full system scan I ran with Avira. Any suggestions on what the problem may be or how I can be assisted to fix it? I used this site a few years ago and I was absolutely and completely satisifed with the assistance I received. Thanks in advance!

P.S. I've also done a full scan with Spybot and Startup Mechanic. No luck:(

A:Laptop slow and constantly freezes up. Gone through the checklist, now what?

How many items are on your startup list?

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I purchased a new laptop yesterday and a couple of hours after i set it up it started to constantly freeze and programs will stop responding. Windows 8 is fully up to date.

Specs:
Asus VivoBook F550LD-CJ321H Laptop
Core i7 4500u
8gb ram
NVIDIA geforce 820m 2gb
1tb hdd

A:Windows 8.1 Constantly freezes on a brand new laptop.

windows 8 is up to date but is all of the hardware running up to date drivers. and the bios up to date ,check manufacturer website to make sure ,or take it back to retalor and have them fix it ,you usually have 30 days to do so ,before having to send back to manufacture

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My laptop is becoming extremely slow and freezes constantly. I have lots of storage left.

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Hi there,

I own an Acer Aspire 7551G Laptop.
Specs are:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Pre-Installed on Laptop at purchase)
Processor: AMD Phenom (tm) II N830 Triple-Core Processor 2.10 GHz
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 500GB (142GB free)
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650

Since purchase, every 2-10 minutes the laptop will freeze for 2-4 minutes during which in some instances I'll be able to move around with the mouse and switch tabs in chrome, but not much else, and in other cases it will be a complete freeze.
It's driven me to complete exasperation, please could somebody help me out?

A:Laptop Constantly Freezes Every 2-10 Minutes Since Purchase

* Is your computer under Warranty?

* Have you ever had a BSOD?

* Your problem may be caused by many things > RAM problems >graphics drivers > overclocking > heat issues > using more than one AntiVirus at the same time > etc etc.

System File Check

Quote:
Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

It may need to be run up to three times before successful

Let us know the results from the report at the end.

Event viewer.

Quote:
Type eventvwr in search and go to the windows log>application tab.
Look for RED errors in the left hand column that say app hang, or app crash, or anything related to the CURRENT problem.
Note the event ID and source codes and look them up in Google.
Let us know what you found.

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Hallo,

I have a Toshiba Laptop, I use Windows-7 32 bit, 2G Ram, Intel Pentium Dual T2310 1.46Ghz

Two weeks ago I updated my Windows 7 with Windows Update. I updated numerous software, about 500mb.

Ever since those updates, my screen freezes constantly, and my screen saver doesn't run.

If I open in SAFE MODE, I get the message "The screensaver can't run because it requires a new video card or one that is compatible with Direct3D"

I've Googled many times for the solution, and it appears that I don't necessarily need a new video card. Yet, I cannot find the solution.

I've come across a post on a forum from a Windows user who had the same problem. He said it was one of the Windows Updates which caused the problem. Unfortunately he didn't say how he fixed his problem.

I have tried to go back to a restore point, which is yesterday's restore point, so that doesn't help me much.

I have updated my graphics drivers, but that didn't help either.

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!! THANK YOU!

A:Laptop screen freezes constantly / screensaver doesn't run

System Info - See Your System Specs

HTG Explains: Why Screen Savers Are No Longer Necessary

Screen Saver - Turn On or Off

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I have a Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. I have recently wiped everything clean and did a system recovery twice, but the problem is still there. Im not sure what is going on. Someone please help me!

A:Windows explorer manager constantly freezes and laptop crashes

Can you please provide more information?  What version of W7? What processor?  How much RAM?  After system recovery, did you add any programs?  Could you describe in detail what the problem is (when it usually happens, what the symptoms are, etc.)?

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Hi so i have a IBM laptop and it was dropped from my bed the laptop is a window xp 32bit after being dropped i quickly re booted it everything was fine but then as i logged in the laptop worked normally ( as in fast ) then after about 25 seconds it freezes everything is slow the mouse still moves but the taskbar doesn't appear till like 3 minutes later any icon i click doesn't open at all anything i type to run doesn't work. it works fine in safe mode so i don't really know whats wrong. help when i log off or sleep it has a whole bunch of program not responding and also when i was re booting Symantec was removing threats.

A:Laptop hangs and freezes after being dropped

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I have an Asus G73JH-BST7 Laptop and recently it's been freezing. For the past two months it has had issues with programs hanging for 1-3 minutes then quickly responding again. About a week ago the laptop began to freeze and wouldn't come back and would required a hard restart. I decided to make use of my warranty and took it into a geek squad store. They told me they ran chkdsk and "other" tests to check the HDD and it passed all the tests and they couldn't "Replicate" the problem. So, I took the laptop back and it's still hanging/freezing. Whats the best way to go about diagnosing this?

Win7 64bit
intel core i7 Q740 @1.73GHz
6GBs RAM
600GB HDD @5200rpm

A:Asus Laptop Hangs/Freezes

What happens in safe mode?

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I have an HP Pavilion that is less than a year old. I've had no problems with it until yesterday. It has developed a problem whereby it hangs and completely freezes after being on for five minutes or so. I've tried to run malware bytes and Spybot detectors but of course they can't finish because it freezes. Where should I go from here?

A:Laptop hangs/freezes after five minutes

The symptoms you describe could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and even malware. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis.Some rootkits can trigger BSODs, shutdowns and various stop error/shutdown messages so it would also be wise to perform a scan for this type of malware. If you are experiencing a lot of crashes and not finding anything in Event Viewer or from troubleshooting the error messages, then perform an anti-rootkit scan to at least investigate that as a possible cause.Sophos Anti-rootkitPanda AntiRootkitAvira AntiRootkitAVG Anti-RootkitBefore performing an ARK scan it is recommended to do the following to ensure more accurate results and avoid common issues that may cause false detections.Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.Clean out your temporary files. Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver. Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the ... Read more

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I have an Asus u56e laptop I got back in December 2011, and recently I did I clean reinstall of my system because it kept freezing and locking up while simply just browsing the web and listening to iTunes. I don't use this laptop for games, but after the clean install, I updated all my drivers, software, windows updates, etc. and I still get hangs and freezes that last 5 seconds to sometimes a full minute and all I'm doing is listening to music and browsing websites with maybe two or three tabs open in Firefox. I really have absolutely no idea what could be wrong so I came here seeking any kind of much needed help and assistance. I don't have a lot of programs installed and I don't run a lot of programs at once, just maybe one or two apps usually. My problem is I will be browsing on Firefox listening to music, then iTunes will hang for a few seconds and the music freezes, then Firefox freezes too sometimes for a few seconds also, then it goes back to normal, and this happens very very frequently to the point of frustration and I simply don't understand why a new clean laptop would have an issue such as this. Bad hard drive? Bloatware from Asus? I haven't the slightest idea, but any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Asus Laptop Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, Intel Core i5 2.40GHz, 6.0GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000

Attached is some text files from CCleaner to show what I've got running and installed, hope that hel... Read more

A:Asus u56e Laptop Hangs/Freezes

I am having similar problems with my Asus N56VZ. Have you found out a solution yet?

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So...the title says it all. The problem occurs at random after I boot up my laptop from hibernation or sleep mode. And...I'm just going to try and describe what happens:
1. Clicks on application (ex. Chrome)
2. Blue spinny thing next to the mouse appears and stays there
3. Application doesn't open/doesn't respond
4. Moves mouse to taskbar and blue spinny thing disappears
5. Proceeds to try and right click to open task manager...when I attempt to right click, nothing happens. So I try to do the CTRL + ALT + DEL method, and that doesn't work either.
6. Realizes the only thing that seems to work during this "freezed"session are my "Sticky Notes"
7. This goes on for a good half an hour, that's basically when I give up and force shut down.

Hope that explains my situation, would appreciate any and all help!! Thanks everyone

A:Laptop Hangs and Then Freezes...Usually After Hibernation/Sleep

I'm going to hazard a tentative guess at this being a memory issue. In lieu of any other suggestions (which may come, give it time for other members to see this problem), I'd suggest you download and install Memory Cleaner - Software - Koshy John .

This small program just sits happily in the background and every five minutes will clear "Working Set" memory (applications which are open now, and using chunks of memory they should have let go of by now) and the system cache (Windows stuff, who knows what Windows does?).
Note: This is something you have to set it to do in the options.

You can also trigger the two types manually, with the pair of buttons available in the interface.
As I say, hang fire for an hour or two and see if anyone else responds because I am far from familiar with this type of problem, and am only working from my own (admittedly limited) knowledge here.

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my laptop would just freeze and this is what new i did to it yesterday-----

yesterday i installed malware bytes because my disk space was drastically decreasing and it went to 0 bytes from 2 gb in no time.After scanning malbytes showed certain files that were infected and i moved them to quarantine.This didn't help so i deleted certain files to free disk space.
also malbytes keeps on showing a message that "access blocked to a malicious website with a certain ip address."

But today when i switched on my laptop it just hangs after a while and even task manager won't work, no program would open but it is working fine in safe mode.

Intel core 2 duo
2gb ram [email protected] ghz
microsoft windows xp professional sp2

A:laptop hangs/freezes(win xp) after few minutes of turn on

Quote:

my laptop would just freeze and this is what new i did to it yesterday-----

yesterday i installed malware bytes because my disk space was drastically decreasing and it went to 0 bytes from 2 gb in no time.After scanning malbytes showed certain files that were infected and i moved them to quarantine.This didn't help so i deleted certain files to free disk space.
also malbytes keeps on showing a message that "access blocked to a malicious website with a certain ip address."

But today when i switched on my laptop it just hangs after a while and even task manager won't work, no program would open but it is working fine in safe mode.

Intel core 2 duo
2gb ram [email protected] ghz
microsoft windows xp professional sp2

well i got a temporary solution --
just uninstalled malware bytes in safe mode and everything is fine for now

but anyone with a solid solution please let me know because i want to install malware bytes-it's good for spywares

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I have an Asus u56e laptop I got back in December 2011, and recently I did I clean reinstall of my system because it kept freezing and locking up while simply just browsing the web and listening to iTunes. I don't use this laptop for games, but after the clean install, I updated all my drivers, software, windows updates, etc. and I still get hangs and freezes that last 5 seconds to sometimes a full minute and all I'm doing is listening to music and browsing websites with maybe two or three tabs open in Firefox. I really have absolutely no idea what could be wrong so I came here seeking any kind of much needed help and assistance. I don't have a lot of programs installed and I don't run a lot of programs at once, just maybe one or two apps usually. My problem is I will be browsing on Firefox listening to music, then iTunes will hang for a few seconds and the music freezes, then Firefox freezes too sometimes for a few seconds also, then it goes back to normal, and this happens very very frequently to the point of frustration and I simply don't understand why a new clean laptop would have an issue such as this. Bad hard drive? Bloatware from Asus? I haven't the slightest idea, but any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

A:Asus u56e Laptop Hangs/Freezes

dswhite,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Double-posting is extremely frowned upon.

Please do not double post. I've reported the double-post and I'm sure the two will be merged.

Install CCleaner:

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button

Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Hello all, this is my first post here, but you all seem so very friendly and helpful so thank you for providing such a welcoming atmosphere!

My wife has a Sony Vaio laptop that seems to work just fine (and she also has taken very good care of it over the years) but it seems to occasionally, and more regularly hang or freeze when in use. It is typically within 10-20 minutes after it has been started. Either everything will freeze, or applications will stop responding and the mouse will still move, but it is just a loading circle icon when hovering over the start menu.

This also tends to happen when the computer goes to sleep and then is woken back up.

Here are the specs from the Sysinfo app:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3935 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1839 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294552 MB, Free - 173392 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: None

I will run the suggested tools and post the results below. Thank you for your help!!

A:Sony Vaio laptop freezes or explorer hangs regularly

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About a year ago, I downloaded Firefox and loved using it. When I began more gaming, I found it didn't support java so I went back to IE. I deleted Firefox from my pc and went back to IE. At that point, i began experiencing frequent freezes while using IE. When IE8 became available, i downloaded that hoping that would fix the problem. But no, if anything, it hangs up even more frequently. And while hung up, the hard drive runs constantly. It can sometimes take in excess of two minutes to close out IE via task manager.

Can anyone help or offer any suggestions on how to stop this from happening. It is extremely frustrating.

A:Need IE8 help -- constantly hangs up

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 4091 Mb Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 122101 MB, Free - 71273 MB; D: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 449613 MB; Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P55M-UD2 Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled My Laptop connects via wireless and my desktop PC has both a wireless card and an ethernet cable attached. On a semi occassional basis (once a day or so) when I am on an internet browser, web pages will begin to time out and my internet will appear to be 'down' despite my computer showing no signs of this in the networking and sharing center. In fact, it is only internet browsers that appear to not work. I use Mozilla by choice, but during these outages IE, Chrome and Safari (all installed on my PC) will not load pages as well. However, chat programs such as Skype do still work and I can receive messages whilst the internet is 'down.' Its not the internet itself because if I use my room-mates laptop computer during this the internet loads perfectly fine. I havent been able to discern a pattern as to when this happens and it does eventually sort itself out and I can access the internet again. On my laptop it is usually fixed by simply disconnecti... Read more

A:Internet Hangs Constantly

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Ever since I bought my HP m7760n media center desktop, it has hung up from time to time, and more often lately. I simply turn it on, it boots, I open email and ie-- whatever... everything seems to be working fine. And then,........... nothing. Everything just stops. The screen is still there... the little remote doohickey(blue lights) suggests that I am moving my mouse and manipulating my keyboard, however, the screen is locked. The only fix that I know is to hold the power button until it turns off, then turn it back on, go through the DOS and start regularly, only to suffer the same fate. Sometimes it freezes within two or three minutes, sometimes it stays on the entire time that I use it. I am using Vista Ultimate with an upgraded graphics card and an upgraded power supply. I have taken it to the Geek Squad... nothing wrong. I have sent it to HP for an external drive issue, and mentioned this other problem... they looked at it and said that nothing was wrong. I would truly apreciate any help on this subject.

Thank you!!
mstevetx

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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
---Symptoms:

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.

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Hello,

I'm currently trying to help my little brother's computer problem that started to occur a few weeks ago.

It randomly freezes during any type of computer use for a minute or more and then resumes back to normal. On occasion, the computer gets a BSOD but I haven't been able to recreate it to get a error code.

I have dumped Error, Critical, and Warning (.EVTX) files that I'm able to provide if required.

A:Computer Constantly Hangs or Crashes

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hello everybody,

Its been a couple of days since i 've got this serious problem with my hp dv6899 (win vista home premium). when i leave my lappy on for around 20-30 minutes, it hangs, freezes all applications

but i notice that the clocks still moving on the taskbar and the cursor as well. On hitting the ctrl+alt+del, it pauses for about a minute, the screen goes BLACK and then a Dialog box, with title-

"Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog"

saying:

"Failure - Security Options"

appears.

The only option is removing the battery/power cord. Once started, i m forced to keep the cursor moving.

Is this virus or any crap like that....or a hardware problem...

hope someone could help me with this...

thank you....

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Hi All,

I am using Toshiba Qosmio X505; using Windows 7 Home Premium.

Recently it has hang many times at random and I cannot pinpoint what is the problem.

When it hangs the ony way for me to exit is to pull the plug as it will not respond to Alt, Ctrl & Del.

Sound also constantly disappears mid way through music and video play.

It happens so randomly while I surf the net, watch videos, listen to music and even at start up.

Cheers

A:Desktop Replacement constantly hangs

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

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Acer Aspire x3300
Win 7 64 bit
AMD Athlon II x4
4 GB DDR3

When using my computer programs will frequently stop responding for 20 seconds to a minute and then start working again. This is especially true for browsers, but happens for other programs as well.

After trying restore points, uninstalling programs, and updating drivers, I just gave up and used the manufacturer's restore to original settings function, where all my data was wiped and the computer should have been set back to the original snappy state that it was in a few months ago when I bought it. Imagine my frustration when the problem persisted.

Perhaps it is a hardware thing? I've started memtest86 that I got on an Ubuntu download, so far no errors have shown up. Are there other diagnostic tools I should try?

I did put an ATI TV tuner in, but have now taken that out. Could the card have fried something? The card was working before I uninstalled the drivers in an effort to troubleshoot the hanging problem.

Any software or hardware suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks,

A:Computer Stalls/hangs constantly

You need to run memtest for a couple of hours, see if any errors are detected.
I'd also do a scandisk and check HD for errors. If you restored it to manufacturers build, then this maybe either bad memory or perhaps errors

If the computer is only 3 months old, you may still have warrantry.

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Hi,

System hangs and stays unresponsive for a few minutes, randomly, and when this happens HDD light is constantly on, it seems something is stuck. I have to patiently wait until it responds. I think only svchost.exe has any activity (as stated by resource monitor).
I would like to fix this annoying problem, but I don't know how.

Any help would be appreciated.

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nmrm

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The basics:

Vista Home with SP1 and all updates.
Firefox 3.0.5
ZoneAlarm firewall
Avast! AntiVirus
ThreatFire
Road Runner internet through Time Warner

The problem is intermittent which leads me to believe it is an ISP issue.

After browsing for "a while" (sometimes 10 mins, sometimes 30) I will get the status of "Waiting for url.com...." and it never connects. If I close Firefox and restart, I get the message that Firefox is still running. If I open IE at this point, it also will not change from status "Waiting for url.com..." Now here's the part that really pisses me off... when I try to reboot, my computer hangs indefinitely and I have to do a 'hard' shutdown by pressing and holding the power button. Immediately on reboot, it works fine again.

I know this is a pretty vague start, but I need some direction as to what to look for. I recently did a very thorough malware/virus scan on my computer using several advanced tools. Everything is 100% clean. This will be hard to trouble shoot, because it's so intermittent. I'll also be honest that my next door neighbor, using a Mac and the same ISP, reports similar problems that are usually resolved with a reboot as well. Hoping someone can point me at something that will at least get me started in the right direction.

A:Internet hangs constantly, requires reboot

Are you using a router? Are you wireless or hard wired? Have you tried resetting your modem and/or router?

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I am running windows 7. The browsers (firefox, IE, and chrome) always hang up and the message not responding appears at the top for a minute or two. Other programs also at times don't respond. When closing down the computer, it says that there are programs running (nothing should be running since I close the programs. It provides an empty list, and eventually shuts down after a minute or two.

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Ed at 23:14:18 on 2011-06-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1920.712 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEn... Read more

A:Browsers constantly not responding Hangs on shutdown

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

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I have Windows 10 build 1511 and use IE11 as my default browser. I find that many websites I visit - nearly 25% - cause the browser to hang. When this happens, a message will appear at the bottom of the browser stating "sitename has stopped responding"
with a recover webpage button, and the browser becomes completely unresponsive, forcing me to have to crash it. If I relaunch IE and go to the same site, the issue happens again.
I have made sure I have all the latest Windows updates installed, I have run IE with add-ons disabled, I've reset advanced settings, normal settings, and security zone settings.  I've looked at windows Event Viewer and there are no errors in the application
or system log when the hang occurs.
I have run the troubleshooting tool in the control panel with IE performance selected.  Nothing has helped.

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Computer lags frequently ever since the install. Everything stops for a fraction of a second at a time. Mouse, screen, video, etc. If there is any sound playing, the speakers screech.

When it happens, it happens repeatedly, making the pointer jump all over the place and ruining any video or music.

Specs:

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Recent install on a mostly empty 143 GB partition

Computer is an Acer laptop with Intel Pentium dual core T4200 and 3 GB RAM.

A:Windows 7 Freshly Installed, hangs constantly

Quote: Originally Posted by Foru

Computer lags frequently ever since the install. Everything stops for a fraction of a second at a time. Mouse, screen, video, etc. If there is any sound playing, the speakers screech.

When it happens, it happens repeatedly, making the pointer jump all over the place and ruining any video or music.

Specs:

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Recent install on a mostly empty 143 GB partition

Computer is an Acer laptop with Intel Pentium dual core T4200 and 3 GB RAM.

Welcome to SevenForums Foru.

Good start on the systgem specs. Now what I need you to do is to use the following procedure to fill out and fluff out your system specs so that when ever anyone clicks on "System Specs" in the bottom right of any post of yours, the specs are immediately available.
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
?system manufacturer? block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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i've tried to catch the problem using malwarebytes as well as avg 8.5 free, obviously with no positve results hence the reason i'm here. Web pages take forever to refresh and/or open and often i receive the error message that internet explorer could not connect to the page and when i run network diagnostic the log shows no problem other than my firewall may not be allowing me to connect. The only firewall i use is the windows pre-installed firewall. Here's my log post, if anyone can help I would be more than greatful.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jeff at 13:40:52.59 on Sun 10/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1151.509 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe

A:PC infected constantly hangs and errors cause internet explorer to close

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ive had this star wars special edition laptop for about four months now,when using for a while it completly stops working and hangs,watching a film it will just pause and make a noise and the only way to get it to work again is to hold power button until it turns off, and then restart,im not a newbie when it comes to computers and its really starting to annoy me now ,i have restored the laptop at least 5 times now thinking it might be a deriver error or virus etc,but still keep getting the same result ,any ideas welcome and appreciated ,cheers one really frustrated hp user

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX A3+
RAM: 4gb Corseir

Windows is constantly freezing up, seemingly at random. Sometimes 5 mins after boot. Sometimes an hour. The mouse pointer stops responding and task manger won't open.

I've installed all the updates from Microsoft and also Biostar, ATI etc. But it has made no difference.

I've also tried a clean install of Windows on a formatted hdd. Same problem.

Eventviewer shows the following from about half an hour (I think) before the last crash:

"The ATICDSDr service failed to start due to the following error:
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source."

This error appears 20 times in the space of 1 minute. Any relevance?

Also, this might be completly unrelated but I have 2 updates that refuse to install.
1. HID Non-User Input Data Filter
2. Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Detection Filter

I am finding this very frustrating as I can't get any thing done on my machine. And I really don't want to have to revert back to Vista!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Win 7 freezes constantly

Try installing the latest 32/64 bit ATi drivers from the official site.

Also remove the old drivers, sometimes installs don't always work and a simple reinstall may work

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My computer is freezing constantly in both normal and safe mode. It usually freezes when online, but not all the time. It will freeze off line in both modes. Unfortunately, I never get any error messages and my Event Viewer only reads Event ID 51, Disk, (error detected on hard disk) or Event ID 7026, Service Control Manager, (system start drivers failed to load). I've run Malwarebytes with no results. I also run CCleaner regularly, Wise Registry Cleaner, Eset, Spybot S&D, Avast and several others. When I try to run SuperAntiSpyyware it freezes after 6-9 minutes every time. It freezes at unpredictable times in almost all other cases. Typically it will freeze between 15 to 20 times per day, especially when I'm online. It has been in for service to a very reputable repair facility four times. After initially replacing my video card it runs fine in the shop, sometimes for up to two days or more. Upon returning to my residence it usually freezes in less than one hour, sometimes 20 minutes or less. I'm running XP Pro SP3 with the following hardware: ASUS A8V-VM SE Motherboard, 2Gig New Kingston DDR 400 SDRAM, New Seagate 2Terabyte Green HD, New Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512mb Video Card, New 2 Lite On DVDR/CDR Drives, 1 Lite On CDR Drive, New Ralink RT73 USB WiFi Adapter, Behringer UCA 202 USB Audio Adapter, New 2 Seagate FreeAgent USB HD's, New Logitech K350 USB Keyboard, Kensington USB Expert Mouse Pro Trackball, New LGR 510 Purple Oc... Read more

A:XP Pro freezes constantly.

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my ie freezes periodically when browsing the web, opening emails, almost any situation. it just freezes and i have to close it with task manager. it is updated. what is going on?

A:ie freezes constantly

Hi and welcome to TSG.
What version of IE. 6...7 are you using??
Do you have an Anti-virus and Spyware programs running on your system?
Let us have as much info as possible.

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Hello!Can somebody answer to me why the is my PC freezing when i open some programs (steam,etc).You need to restart PC for it to work
Thank you

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Hi,
Here are my gmer and dds logs. Before you read the logs, here are a few details you might find helpful.

1) 3 days ago the computer began to run as slow as molasses and would freeze up a lot, forcing me to constantly restart.

2)Whenever I restarted, checkdisk would run, saying my disc weren't "consistent".

3)Yesterday the computer became almost unusable. I figured I had nothing to lose,to I decided to reinstall my OS. The computer wouldn't allow a repair install, so I did a full install instead. That's why you see so many programs added and deleted from computer today (4/30).Reinstalling the OS has made no difference.

4) I cannot run the computer in Safe Mode with Networking. When I try to do this, I see a page of System32Drivers.

5) When I check BIOS, it said SMART status is ok, when both BIOS tests failed.

6) Malwarebytes found nothing. AVG found one virus.

7) When I tried fixmbr, it said "The old master boot record cannot be read".

UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 4/29/2012 11:52:48 AM
System Uptime: 4/30/2012 6:20:34 PM (0 hours ago)
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Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. | | NODUSM3
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ | Socket AM2 | 2004/200mhz
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ | Socket... Read more

A:xp freezes up constantly.

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Hello
I have this irritating problem with my PC, it freezes on different operations like;
anti-virus scan, software, games installations, heavy copying of files, gaming.
I had this problem with XP, vista and now with Windows 7 64 bits. Pleas help me.

I run right now.
Windows Vista 64 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz
ASUS Rampage Formula
Asus Geforce GTX 280
Hitachi 2TB HDD,
I don't remember memory right now (but definably it is DDR 3 1333, 4GB)

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Greetings to everyone,My computer freezes in Normal and Safe Mode, when I can get into Safe Mode, constantly. I've run Malware for the entire system and found no problems. I've cleaned the registry, run CCleaner regularly and use Shadow Defender when online. I've also used Eset to clean up the system successfully. When trying to run SUPERAntiSpyware however, it always freezes after about 8-10 minutes. I can't figure it out. I have a new Seagate 2T Green Hard Drive, 2Gig of new Kingston DDR SDRAM, A new NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS video card and 2 new Lite On DVDR/CDR units. I've got an ASUS A8V-VM SE Motherboard, AMD 2.2 Athlon processor, a Ralink WiFi USB adapter, Logitech K350 keyboard, Kensington Expert Mouse Pro, a Behringer sound adapter, all USB. I also have 2 Seagate FreeAgent external USB drives but both are disabled. ASUS has assured me the board can handle up to 8 USB devices although I only have 6. I'm using XP Pro SP3 with ALL the updates. It's been to the shop 4 times. The last time it ran fine for two days with virtually identical hardware connected before being returned. It froze within 10 minutes after return. It will run for an hour or two occasionally but when I go online it will usually freeze up within 10-15 minutes. I've even switched from Firefox 3.6.6 to 3.5.16 because of other reports of problems with 3.6.6. It also freezes using IE 8 as well. It is also very stubborn about going into Safe Mode. Even using msconfig doesn'... Read more

A:XP Pro Freezes constantly.

Hi tquad1951 --Since being back from the shop have you attempted checkdisk /r CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30 If your system is stable enough to try this, copy and paste this code in Run Box, close all open programs and click OK - This will reboot the system and take about 30 mins so that is why I say "only if stable enough" - Otherwise insert your XP CD and select System repair (the shop may have done this) - <- I've cleaned the registry, -> I hope you did not install a registry cleaner as they can cause similar problems -CCleaner should generally only be used to clear out temp files, and the registry items should be unticked when installing - - Also check that all drivers are updated -Try to remove all but the required items (keyboard and mouse) first as you have a lot of items hooked up <- ASUS has assured me the board can handle up to 8 USB devices although I only have 6 -> , This may be OK in theory but the types and resourses of the items may mean there is an overload still - Some computers can barely handle a printer plus 1 or 2 other items at the same time -Is this computer used for a lot of editing (with 2 new Lite On DVDR/CDR units installed) - Run it as "bare" as you can first and then begin to add the extras one at a time to see if any of these is causing the problem -Thank You -

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Ok so i appreciate any help given in advance and i will try to be as thorough as i can

I left my pc on for about 24 hours and then began to us it again. I noticed that it was running incredibly slowly, and would not let me open more than 1 folder for instance. Also when i oppened a folder occasionally it would not load the contents but display a windows logo at the top of the folder. I thought it a bit weird and thought it was probably a memory problem. I rebooted and after about 1 minute it totaly froze. Mouse pointer, keyboard all froze. I wasnt sure about the rest of the computer. But for the first minute after the desktop was displayed i could do what i wanted, if i was quick eneugh. I force turned it off and booted it up again. It still froze after 1 minute and i booted it up again. This time i hit control alt delete and watched the memory and proccessor. Both looked normal and then my pc froze and the results of the proccessor and memory continued to be displayed for about 10 seconds. This confirms that the pc was indeed freezing to. As soon as my pc froze the proccessor clocked up to 100% but memory didnt alter. Then the readings stoped 10 seconds after my pc froze. I was a bit stumped.

I booted into bios and dissabled the boot windows quickly option and tried again. No change and so i downloaded the microsoft memory test thing and put it on a bootable floppy, still convinced it was memory relate. However the diagnosis reports no errors. Again I was stumped.

A:Help! My pc constantly freezes after 1 minute

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Hi, I've been having a problem with Firefox for several days now. It freezes up all the time. I downloaded waterfox and that does the same. Do I need to update something? I also use Opera (no problems with that) but Firefox has all my links and I don't know how to get them to use in another browser.

Thank you

A:Firefox constantly freezes

This is how you do that : Open Mozila Firefoxand use this combination ctrl+shift+B to open your bookmarks.
Then click Import and Backup>Export bookmarks to HTML - this will let you save your bookmarks in HTML format.
Save the file on your desktop to find it easily.

Then open the browser ,that you want to use those links in, for example -Internet explorer.
Click File>import and export>import from a file>tick "favorites"... Then select the file that you have saved on the desktop and click- OK. The bookmarks will be added to Internet explorer and you'll be able to use them without even restarting the browser.
Good luck

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I'm unsure what the issue is, I've done everything I can think of with dealing with this. I'm running vista off of my Dell Inspiron 5315, and every so often, at least once an hour it freezes for 30 seconds to a minute, sometimes 2-3 minutes and then goes back to normal. I'll have the task manager open and the cpu usage usually doesnt go past 5-10%. nothing has been replaced, no new drivers, no new burner, nothing. I've tried to run it at a lower resolution, does the same thing, i've ran numerous spyware/adware/malware programs, and nothing comes up. I've even wiped my harddrive and reinstalled vista, same problem. It's been doing this since I originally got my computer about a year ago. If anyone could help me out that would be great, it's highly irritating and its a pain with my business.

heres my hijackthis note

Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:58:38 PM, on 7/26/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16851)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Syncrosoft\POS\H2O\cledx.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe

A:Vista constantly freezes

Hello & Welcome, ahoward87.

II. What are your system's specifications? How do I tell?

Regards,
Undocked Windy

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Hi,My computer is incredibly slow, slow to load and windows freeze all the time. Sometimes it won't load at all. Also, everytime I open windows media player, the last played file is always a different video clip and each time its porn. I never view anything of this nature, how can i stop this happening!?My HJT log is below, thanks in advance.SarahLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 15:01:04, on 03/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1&#... Read more

Hi Sarah, Open Your windows media player, go to all videos. In the playlist, if anything shows up, right click on them one by one, also check Your media library . Then choose Delete from library, it should show an option to competly clean off of the hard drive tick that & Your worrys are over . If You allready deleted them just by the files, You no longer have that option though. Hope that helps. Download CCleaner and install it. (default location is best). Do not run it yet! CCleaner Tutorial***************************************************Please download, update and run the free A2 (A squared) anti-trojan Select the "Deep Scan" button and press the Scan button.If malware is found, click the button "Remove Selected Malware"and save the log file by clicking on "Save Report". Let it delete whatever it finds. *************************************************** I know you may have anti-virus software, but sometimes its definitions are corrupted due to malware. Online scans are the best resort in this case. Run this pc through theTrend Micro Housecall Online virus scanneror Panda Scan Online virus scanner orBitDefender Free Online Virus Scan Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then post the log and we will delete it manually.*************************************************** *NOTE* CCleaner deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups. Let's empty the temp files: Run CCleaner. 1. ... Read more

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this is to the monitors...what exactly are system resources???

i have windows 98SE...
128 megs ram..
i thought system resources referred to ram...

when i open programs the resources drop fast...
then the system freezes...
constantly...

even after i close the programs, the ram does not return...
it returns to a higher level but not to where it started...
starts in the 80% range....
comes back up to low 70% with all programs closed..

ctrl-alt-del even freezes...
i have to constantly turn the power off and then on again...
which i'm thinking ain't to good...

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this was an email i sent to someone else asking for help...

i just rebooted my system...
system resources started at 86%....
i opened outlook express...
and it dropped to 75%....
when i opened this email, it dropped to 73%...
opened internet explorer browser, dropped to 69%
opened microsoft word, dropped to 60%...
opened my telephone software, dropped to 54%...
opened my work program, only dropped to 53%....

so it looks like outlook express is the biggest drain of 13% drop...
then microsoft word dropped it 9%...
my work program only dropped it 1%...

i just closed all programs....
and system resources only came back up to 73%...

i originally started with 86%, after i rebooted...
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i do have zone alarm and ad aware also.....
i refuse to turn off zone alarm...
i've gotten about 3000 hits on my computer since i turned it on...
but i don't think the freezing problem has anything to do w... Read more

A:screen freezes constantly

http://www.thewordexpert.com/cleanyourpc.htm
Then, hit Start-Run and type msconfig and hit enter.
Go to the Startup tab.

Then tell us what is checked.

And welcome to TSG!

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I've noticed that at random times my PC freezes and becomes unresponsive (the mouse moves though). The HDD light stays on and this all lasts for around 20 seconds sometimes longer.

I have Win7 Pro and disabled indexing and superfetch. I opened system monitor and when the freezing happens I dont see any changes in there. The hard drive is about 3 years old, could it be dying? My hard drive has only got 8MB cache could that be the culprit?

Here's the results of Crystalreports: ImageShack&#174; - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:PC freezes - HDD light constantly on

Quote: Originally Posted by elrasho

I've noticed that at random times my PC freezes and becomes unresponsive (the mouse moves though). The HDD light stays on and this all lasts for around 20 seconds sometimes longer.

I have Win7 Pro and disabled indexing and superfetch. I opened system monitor and when the freezing happens I dont see any changes in there. The hard drive is about 3 years old, could it be dying? My hard drive has only got 8MB cache could that be the culprit?

Here's the results of Crystalreports: ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Probably not the HD but a check disk would tell you. I suspect it is just writing to disk. I am unsure as to what apps you have installed or how you use them but 4 gigs of ram on win 7 64 bit isnt a ton and if you have HD apps like photoshop, or video editing apps writing may be it.

8Mb cache? cpou, HD, other???

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So I'm having trouble with my PC, it constantly freezes. So far it mostly happens whenever I play a game involving steam - the two games that have frozen on me are counterstrike 1.6, and a game from steam called peggle. More recently the PC froze on me while I was online with just the Internet Explorer open. Steam was running in the backround though.. I'm not sure if Steam is the issue here or if I have something wrong with my PC. I have genuine Windows Ultimate.

Here is my Deckard Scan, I was unable to run the Panda Virus Scan because it is not supported in Vista. I am however currently running Nod32 with signitures (2821 20080124). Please look at my log, I am attaching Extra.txt. Thank you everyone who responds to this.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by viper2g1 on 2008-01-24 22:55:52
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
6: 2008-01-24 23:31:48 UTC - RP255 - Windows Update
5: 2008-01-24 11:00:22 UTC - RP254 - Scheduled Checkpoint
4: 2008-01-23 08:00:12 UTC - RP253 - Windows Update
3: 2008-01-18 10:20:54 UTC - RP252 - Windows Update
2: 2008-01-17 00:46:17 UTC - RP251 - Installed Steam

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-17 00:24:37 UTC - RP250 - Scheduled Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 1023 MiB (1024 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 6.67 GiB (less than 15%) free. ... Read more

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I had windows 7 for a month and everything was just fine. But my computer started freezing and restarting randomly just a few days ago. It got to the point when the screen would freeze at startup - you know, when the windows logo shows up? So I reformatted my computer to windows xp (all my files and programs are erased from existence!) but it still freezes at startup when the windows logo comes up. Sometimes i get "lucky" and i actually get to the desktop screen, I would poke around a little and then BOOM- the screen turns weird colors and my mouse cant move. I am forced to restart my computer and continue this crazy loop. I dont know where to look for help. I would greatly appreciate any assistance!

A:Computer FREEZES constantly!!! Help!!

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My brother was over at my dorm earlier this week...I think went on my computer and downloaded some games, or music or something. It has been freezing more and more since then, especially while using media center, or other music programs. The screen stays the same, but becomes unresponsive, audio skips like a broken record. My cpu usage also seems to roller coaster. This problem is becoming worse and worse. Please help, I think you guys may know what to do. I've tried running all sorts of virus scans, etc(McAfee, avg, spybot, Malwarebytes.) I also ran MSConfig to try to weed out some startup programs... But the problem still persist.

Here is my Hijackthis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:34:39 PM, on 2/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

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Aopen, Windows XP SP2
amd athlon xp 64 Processor 3000+
2 Ghz
80 gig hd; 1 GB ram
I've run scandisk, its only been here for about 3 months so its not ready to defrag. I've done anti-virus/spyware searches. I have no idea why this PC keeps freezing, it doesn't even happen when someone has 100 programs open either, it will just lock up without warning.

Could this be a problem, I'm looking at System Information and I see:

Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 675.33 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I thought maybe it was a pagefile problem....Virtual memory is set at 1536 -3072 MB. Any ideas, maybe something I havent checked?

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My computer has been constantly freezing each time I boot it up. there is no blue screen, it just freezes on whatever image its displaying. Sometimes I'll be lucky to get one minute out of it without it freezing. And when it freezes I have to reboot it. I tried Safe Mode and it doesn't freeze while in it.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

A:Computer constantly freezes.

Welcome

Actually you gave us quite a few clues. Try a clean boot, if it freezes, then the problem is probably a driver, if it does not freeze follow the clean boot instructions and find the problem. I am guessing the anti virus.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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HP a6200n, AMD 64x2 5000+, 2gb RAM, ATI HD 3600 1GB

I've attached a zip file with 4 fairly close BSODs. I'm not sure if it's a driver issue or a memory issue. I've noticed my system is more stable with only the one 2GB memory chip in it, when I have 4 or 5 gigs, it became more unstable. Pretty sure my other 2 chips burnt out or became corrupted. My system used to have Windows Vista 32bit, and I reformatted and installed Win 7 Ultimate 32bit. It gave me issues of restarting before the switch, and it's giving me issues still.

Just tired of it, and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the BSODs or freezes. I could be watching a movie, and it'll be fine and then BSOD in the middle of the movie. Other times it'll freeze before the movie starts. Or I can click on the start bar, but as soon as I move the mouse pointer over a file with a list, it'll freeze or BS.

Surprisingly, it actually ran perfect for about a 3 week period. I was cautiously pleased, and then it reverted back to it's prior unstable self. Any assistance or insight would be appreciated.

A:Constantly BSOD's and Freezes

test the ram 1 stick at a time

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

have you upgraded the video card

the ATI HD 3600 1GB is not the one listed in the specs

what psu is in it

make
model
wattage

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Hello,

I'm recently experiencing constant freezes, almost like every 10 minutes.
I've tried setting to Disabled/off the power options with High performance profile to no avail, also read somewhere that Deamon Tools could cause this so I unninstalled it and deleted the sptd.sys file with the DuplexSecure tool, still the freezes appear randomly.

I also disabled my A: device (usb, SD/MMC, MS/Pro/Duo, CF/Microdrive).
Unpluged the DVD/CD unit.
Unninstalled Gamebooster.
Reinstalled ATI graphics driver, had 11.6, currently using 11.5 with no success.
Ran a MalwareBytes scan with no errors/infections whatsoever.
Tried system restore point couple times but the freezes show up eventually.
Ran Registry Cleaners with CCleaner and COMODO

So I'm here scratching my head thinking about more things I could do to prevent this but I've got anything else, so please help me out with this

Attaching System Health Report and Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2, everything it's in Spanish so bear with me please

System Specs:
AMD Athlon 7550 dual core, MOBO M3N78-VM, Win 7 x64 Ultimate sp1, 4gb, 5770 HD

A:Windows 7 Freezes constantly

I decided to install Microsoft Security Essentials and it has detected the trojan Meredrop. I also reinstalled ATI 11.6 drivers, cleaning up the registry in Safe mode with Driver Sweeper.

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hi i'm having a non-virus (i'm pretty sure i've run MBAM,Avast!, and Super anti-spyware all pro version with nothing being picked up) related problem, about a week ago my hdd started freezing constantly (after MSW auto updates,i tryed sys-restore to no avial), this is a relatively old drive (about 5 years), and then suddenly a few days ago it refused to boot the OS and then i took it to the local IT guy and he got it to boot the OS but now i've noticed that my main admin account(i'm using my spare right now) will freeze when ever i try to open a program,it is still responsive to some key commands like alt-tab, and sometimes ctrl+shift+esc, after this happens explorer.exe becomes un-responsive and i have to hard boot the machine. any ideas or help is(are?) much appreciated

A:windows 7 x86 constantly freezes

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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I need help to try to figure out why my computer is freezing all the time.It is totally random, I cannot predict when it will happen.It can be when I initially boot up or I can be on for hours.I can be online or offline. It can freeze when I start a program like my scanneror I can be playing cards and BAM.....It took me 5 tries to register and ask this question....Can someone advise me pleaseThankyou Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:25:00 AM, on 19/12/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCE... Read more

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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Im extremely frustrated, computer keeps freezing not sure why. The freezing occurs randomly sometimes it occurs just after startup while other times i can play a game for a few hours before it freezes. Ive been in a repair shop a couple times and they havent solved the problem despite replacing the mother board and power supply. They also reformated the computer and still get the freezing problem. Also when it freezes i turn the power switch off on the back and then i get a noise from the speakers that sounds like someone tapping on a the desk. How can i discover the problem?

The computer is just over 2 years old.
I have a p4 3 ghz processor, 768 mb of ram, Ati radeon x700 video card.

A:Computer constantly freezes

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When on IE 11, the screen freezes frequently all the time and I have to use Task Manager to close the program. I also use Chrome and Mozilla and have no problems with them. I did uninstall and reinstall the program. Problem still exists.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599194 MB, Free - 523208 MB; D: Total - 11182 MB, Free - 1617 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, Narra6
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: IE 11 freezes constantly

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SOLVED!

A:Windows 7 Freezes Constantly

Hi Kolten, Welcome to SF,

We need more information to fix this problem. First we have to check whether we have any Errors in Event viewer to find it
Start > Type Event viewer > Windows Log > Application
Check whether you see any errors if you find any please post the descriptions
Next step is to make sure you have all your Drivers up to date like Graphics drivers, Sound drivers

Captain

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Hey everyone, I have a Windows 7 Home Premium service pack 1 Sony Vaio x64 laptop.  It constantly freezes and the problem has been getting more frequent.  There is no pattern that I can see.  It may run fine for a little while, or within a few minutes it will freeze.  The mouse will not move and Ctrl-Alt-Dlt doesn't respond.  I have to do a hard shutdown when it happens. What should I do? Thanks!

A:computer freezes constantly

Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

Louis

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My gf has been having this problem for a few years with her computer (pretty much since she first got it) and I'm wondering if there's any particular reason why this might be happening. She has a IBM Thinkpad with Windows XP if that helps.

A:Computer constantly freezes.

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Hi,
I recently contracted lots of spyware on my computer, it totally destroyed it. So I just used the HP recovery system which restarted my computer back to its factory settings and backed up my HD for me. But after this, I still get trouble with my notebook. Here's my Hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:22:54 PM, on 8/28/2006
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\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe

A:Computer constantly freezes

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:54:17 PM, on 4/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1238945114\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN311\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

A:computer freezes constantly

please bump my post back to the top. It has been 48 hrs. Also, may I add that just as I hit submit from the computer in question, it froze again. I'm on another computer right now. There is no rhyme or reason for the freezes and I never know when it will happen. I can't run programs like anti spyware most of the time. Thanks.

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My computer continually freezes for 30 seconds to two minutes. It does not matter which programs are open or in use. All of the software updates are current. I have completed repair option on several of the programs, with no affect. I have ran regtool, cccleaner, hard disk check, ram check all to no avail. I can not run vista repair because my vista disc does not have the sp2 installed.

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This problem has been bugging me for quite some time and I'm really desperate to fix this. Previously, my firefox version was 33.0 and I've started to get some hanging and unresponsive script when I'm playing facebook games. Hence, I've updated my firefox to the latest one which is version 34.0.5 thinking it would solve my problem, but it is very much worse now.

It freezes at very random moments that I couldn't track what problem is it. I've resetted firefox, uninstalled and reinstalled back, start in safe mode, disabling each extension to see what causes the problem but to no avail. It even freezes when I'm ONLY loading a few (less than 5) tabs.

I have also did the following methods but nothing helps as well :
2. Option > General > unchecked the hardware acceleration
3. Disabling Protected Mode in Flash by adding 'ProtectedMode=0' to the "mms.cfg" file. (This solved the unresponsive shockwave script)

A:Firefox 34.0.5 freezes constantly

Reinstalling Fx rarely fixes anything, as nearly all problems are located in the Fx Profile, not in the program itself.

As you did not mention Hardware Acceleration, try turning it off, as that often solves odd problems:

If that does not help, it is time to try a new profile. The best instructions are found at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a...ile_on_Windows . The site is being cantankerous as of this writing, so you might encounter difficulty in accessing the file.

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Hello All. I am having a problem with my computer. I just bought a router and a USB mouse today and after I installed the driver and software for the PCI Network adapter I noticed my computer freezes every now and then and I have to restart it. Can someone tell me what's wrong and how to fix the problem? Thanks in advance.
HiJackThis Log file
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:43:04 PM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)

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:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TRENDnet TEW-421PC_TEW-423PI\WlanCU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sessmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\FLOCK\FLOCK\FLOCK.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Marvin\Desktop\OrbitSetup_271.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Marvin\LOCALS~1\Temp\is-28SH1.tmp\is-DAOE4.tmp

A:Computer Constantly Freezes

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Whenever i play AOM, it will start fine, and act fine, but then all of a sudden just freeze. It freezes the whole computer, so I have to unplug it and reboot later on. WHy is it doing this? I have tried doing a clean boot, uninstalling and reinstalling the game, nothing seems to work! I just upgraded my vid card to a radeon 7000 32 mb, so i dont think thats the problem! help!!

A:Age of myth. CONSTANTLY freezes

Try disabling your virus scanner while playing.

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Hello, a couple of days ago, my sister went to some website to watch a tv show and the computer froze minutes after she left the website. I ran a scan with malwarebytes, and it found a bad registry on my computer. I choose to remove the registry, but the computer still freezes. So as of right now, I get no pops or error messages. The computer just freezes at random times. It usually does this an hour or twenty minutes after I start the computer or when its loading the OS. I was able to get a DDS log but when I went into safe mode and tried to get a GMER log, it froze right after it finished scanning. I hope you guys can help. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer constantly freezes.

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Basically, my problem is that my computer just randomly freezes whilst I am using it.. I don't know if it is a heat-related issue or not because this morning it froze when my computer was only 20 degrees Celcius. I have tried using Ccleaner, disabling startup processes that I don't need, and use GameBooster. What else can I do?

These are my PC Specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4700 @ 2.60GHz
RAM: 1014MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series

Also, I am looking at temperatures for my computer, so I'll post a picture of them just in case it is a heat-related issue.

A:HELP! Computer constantly freezes.

I saw the reply to this and I replied back, my computer froze and now both posts are gone.. what the hell?

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My computer has been constantly freezing the past couple of days. It is a Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP Home and 2 GB of RAM. It started freezing shortly after I would reboot. Both the keyboard and mouse wouldn't respond.It had been a while since I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows, so I decided to try that. The weird part is, the computer actually freezes up during the reinstall process. It gets to 33 minutes of the reinstall of Windows XP and then asks me to set the Regional Settings. When I try to move the mouse to click Next, the mouse doesn't move. If I try to just press Enter to click Next, nothing happens. Not sure what could be causing this. It appears the fan is working fine, so I don't think it's overheating. Thanks for any help.

A:Computer constantly freezes

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Hey, I've been having this problem on my laptop. Right now, I'm typing this in Safe Mode. Anyway, basically, it will freeze after I do just about anything. If I try to click a shortcut, if I try to access the start menu, etc. etc. I am running a HP Pavilion dv6000 and running Windows Vista. Here's my HJT file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:39:44 AM, on 28/01/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16764)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www2.iesearch.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_CA&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_CA&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

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I had this problem before. Although I am not sure it was the same error message. I got advice from this site and my computer worked fine for several months. Now my Asus laptop works fine for several days. I do a search in Foxfire or IE, everything is working ok and then for no apparent reason the screen freezes up and the hour glass icon that shows the page is downloading goes on indefinately. I have to use my retore disk to get it to work again. I have Vista on this computer. I downloaded Service Pack 2 and all the other updates I needed.

Problem
WindowsWcpOtherFailure3

Date
6/14/2013 7:04 PM

Status
Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: WindowsWcpOtherFailure3
OsVersion: 6.0.6002
File: base\xml\udom_xmlcursor.cpp
Function: CXmlCursor::Next
Line: 47
Status: c0000161
StackHash: 0x850fa9ea
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
pending.xml
poqexec.log
Cbs.log
SCM.EVM
FilterList.log
memory.hdmp
minidump.mdmp

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I was on vacation last week and upon returning my computer is constantly freezing. This is the longest that I have been able to stay on without a freeze. I usually have to hold the power button in to shut it down due to the freeze. Can someone please help me?Here is my hijackthis log.Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:44:13 AM, on 3/17/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exeC:\Program Files\Maxtor\Maxtor Backup\MaxBackServiceInt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTo... Read more

A:Computer freezes constantly

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I've been using 7137 for a long time, and I haven't had any problems with it until yesterday. I'll be doing normal stuff, like using Chrome, etc. When I try and click an icon on my taskbar, nothing happens. I get the blue spinning wheel.

To add, I can't even use keyboard shortcuts to open up Run, Task Manager, and more.

A:Explorer.exe freezes CONSTANTLY.

Yep. I get the same. See my Not Responding threads.
I can no longer use win7, had to go back to XP to do my work. I am not happy. There seems to be no answer to it.

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Basically, my problem is that my computer just randomly freezes whilst I am using it.. I don't know if it is a heat-related issue or not because this morning it froze when my computer was only 20 degrees Celcius. I have tried using Ccleaner, disabling startup processes that I don't need, and use GameBooster. What else can I do?

These are my PC Specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4700 @ 2.60GHz
RAM: 1014MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series

Also, I am looking at temperatures for my computer, so I'll post a picture of them just in case it is a heat-related issue.

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I have now reinstalled Windows vista on my Dell Inspiron 1720 5 times and every time after a few days it freezes. The programs just quits responding and the mouse turns into the blue spinning wheel. I also no have a dialog box that pops up everytime I start my computer. It says hn properites. I have no idea what it is or what it is for or how to remove it. Could all these problems be hardware related?? Please help as I have had nothing but issues. Thanks a lot. Hijack log below:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:08:43 PM, on 3/1/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/... Read more

A:Windows Vista Constantly Freezes..

Anyone know anything? Thanks.

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I built this system about 3 yrs ago and have kept having problems. I have had to re-install windows several times. It just suddenly and for no apparent reason won't boot up and the windows repair tool won't fix it. I have changed the hard drive, power supply and memory already over a period of time. I'm beginning to think it is my motherboard. The specs for my build are as follows: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-USB 3. AMD Phenom 11 X 4 965, Seagate 1 TB Sata HD, Asus Sata DVD burner and 4 GB Crucial RAM.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I think I'm ready to change boards though. What would be a good one to buy that is compatible with my processor?

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Help Needed Badly,My computer freezes constantly. I cannot get into Safe Mode using F8 on restart. I've had the computer in for service four times and it still freezes when returned. When it's in the shop, it supposedly runs fine w/out freezing for almost two days under similar operating conditions. It especially freezes when running SuperAntiSpyware or when online. I've disabled all external hard drives and other devices, all running on USB, but it still freezes. I have an ASUS A8V-VM SE MB w/2Gig DDR 400 SDRAM, Seagate 2T 5900rpm Hard Drive, Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS video card, Ralink RT73 WiFi, Logitech K350 USB Keyboard and Kensington USB Expert Mouse Pro and Behringer UCA 202 USB Sound adapter. I also have 2 Seagate FreeAgent USB Hard Drives but both are disabled. I would appreciate any suggestions as to what is causing this computer to freeze constantly, Every 5-10 minutes usually. At this point this problem is driving me nuts. Please Help. TquadDDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by TOM at 4:22:19.79 on Thu 02/10/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1258 [GMT -6:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\E... Read more

A:XP Pro Freezes constantly No Safe Mode

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So I have a windows 7 computer and the problem is that for some reason my computer freezes up or restarts itself and when it is back on, the lan hardware is no longer working (it appears to say that either the lan is not plugged in or that the hardware is broken). So, I restart my computer again and the lan problem is no longer an issue. However, the computer goes back to the same cycle after a few minutes or hours. I have check for viruses, spyware, checked for registry problem, defragmented my computer and the problem still occurs. I am pretty good with computers but this problem appears to not go away and it is pretty annoying. Please help me out.

it is using windows 7 ultimate, it has a Intel motherboard which is DP35DP media series.
I have 8gigs of ram, Intel core 2 quad cpu model number Q9550 @ 2.83ghz.
1.5 tb of harddrive, ATI RADEON HD 4800 series graphics card, and a network adapter pci (since my motherboard network lan is not working)

A:Computer freezes or constantly restarts

Is this problem with the onboard LAN or the PCI NIC? Have you updated the drivers?

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Hi,

Number of problems with my laptop but the main one now is that it constantly freezes (every 5 mins or so).
I wanted to post a log here from HijackThis but it says "your system denied write access to the Hosts".

Also both Malwarebytes & Avast! freeze the computer when I scan my computer for infections (this was happening a few months before the freezing every 5 mins started).

Really need to get this sorted now so I would appreciate any help!

Thanks,
Gubbo

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Hi guys.

My problem is, as stated in the title, that my laptop is being very slow and freezes up more often than not.

I have scanned with both Malwarebytes and Spybot in both normal mode and safe mode. Nothing shows up.

Specs:

1.73 GHz Intel? Pentium? Dual Core processor T2080
1024 MB DDR2 System Memory
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
80 GB HDD

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:28:25 PM, on 8/14/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe

A:Computer very slow and constantly freezes up

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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