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Q: internet freezes desktop

hello, i own windows 7. and lately everytime that i close my internet explorerer my desktop freezes, all programs run well and i can find everything on the start menu. but my desktop still frozen cant right click either. any help????

A: internet freezes desktop

Are you running the most up to date Internet Explorer (IE8)?

If so and you still find IE freezing, this troubleshooting guide should help you:
Run your anti-virus and an anti-spyware, to check for malware infections. Microsoft Security Essentials is a good freeware AV from Microsoft.
2. Clear Cache. Or else run your Junk Cleaner or CCleaner. In IE 7 or 8, click Tools > Internet options > Security > Reset all Zones to Default level
3. If still you find your IE giving problems, close it and run IE (No Add-ons). This opens up the browser without loading any add-ons, toolbars or plug-ins.
4. Run sfc /sc?annow and at the end reboot if asked for. This will replace corrupted system files if any.
If you find it running OK, then the problem is most probably caused by an addon. In that case you have two options :
- Use the manage Add-ons tool, and disable each one after the other to find out which one is causing the problem.
- In Internet Options, go to Advanced Tab and click on Reset tab. Restart IE. This step deletes all temp files, disables any add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars and also resets all changed settings to default. Although this is a quick-fix, you will have to re-install the add-ons.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Bryn
IE Outreach Team

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Hi there, I'm hoping someone can be of help - I'm at a loss of what to do.

Yesterday I was hit with some Malware - after a couple of scans I cleared it out (scans now show completely clean) and then restarted my computer to apply the changes. At first, after I'd log in the Welcome screen would take longer than it normally would to load, then it would boot to a black screen with a cursor only. Now when I restart it my desktop will load, but the cursor will be frozen in loading mode so I can't click on anything. I've had it go to white screen and a security/error message pop up, but all that does is take me to a black screen.

I can get my computer to start in safe mode, but I can't connect to the internet. I get a "Connection status: unknown The dependency service or group failed to start" message. Yet all other devices can connect to the wifi seamlessly, so I'm assuming the problem lies with my computer.

I've tried to launch a system restore, but I get a message saying no restore points have been created, and I can't seem to add one. I also can't get DaRT to work.

I have no clue what to do to fix this, if anyone has any insights I would be happy to hear them. Thank you.

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I've an Asus f5sl laptop with Vista Home Premium (32bit) but it's been freezing on me lately.

When I boot up, it gets to the black screen with the green bar but after a few seconds, the green bar freezes and I can't log in. Occasionally it boots up after around half an hour but then Vista periodically freezes for a few seconds before resuming (which is annoying when trying to write out something etc)
I don't see any problems in Safe Mode so is possibly a driver? I've updated all my drivers, completely updated using WIndows Update, ran antispyware, used System Restore etc

Only problem is; I've moved to a new country, and like a fool, I left my Vista start up disk back home. Which I would otherwise have tried.

Thanks

A:Vista freezes at green start up bar/freezes for a few seconds on desktop

Hello kickoutthejams,
Have you tried running system file checker ?, follow the link and see if it helps, there are other ideas on there too.
Good luck and post your results, thanks.

System Files - SFC Command

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My problem: I have been experiencing (situational) freezes while using my PC, these freezes require me to hold down the power button and reboot.

Details: The situations in which my pc freezes is in low or next to no stress situations, this includes; sitting on the desktop, browsing the web, idle mode, messaging people over steam and msn, and many other little things that shouldn't be causing any problems, right?

The situations in which my pc does not freeze is in games (to avoid my pc freezing while typing this I am sitting in the main menu of a game using the Steam web overlay). I can play intensive games at their maximum settings and my PC never freezes, unless it is the game's fault, and that has only happened on one occasion. It does not freeze when in low stress gaming situations either, like in the main menu of a game.

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I think it is hardware related, as it happened on both of my completely separate (and individually formated) installs of Windows XP and Windows 7 (I reinstalled Windows 7 once).

This problem has occurred with both out of the box and fully updated drivers for all pieces of hardware, on XP and 7.

Errors messages:

All error messages occur before my OS is loaded and just after I have rebooted after a freeze. On my old XP install it froze and actually had to recover the system BIOS, this is when I noticed a red and orange light on my motherboard, along with 3 other green lights (the 1st one is red, the second is orange). I don't kno... Read more

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Hey,

I am running a desktop that freezes within 3 minutes of Windows XP and showing the desktop. Keyboard won't work and sometimes mouse cursor is able to move. I tried system restore, recovery console (which caused me more grief because it overwrote my Vista MBR), NOD32 scans, Ad-aware scans, Spybot scans, and ClamWin scans. I don't know how this happened. A few days ago, I came back to my computer from watching TV and it was frozen. I had to manually reboot with the button and it's been like this ever after.

D:\ is my Windows XP partition.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:04:13 PM, on 5/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
D:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
D:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
G:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) -... Read more

A:HJT log - Desktop computer freezes within 3 minutes of loading desktop

Bump.

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I got a rather irritating Virtumundo problem earlier and while i did manage to remove it or so the virtumunodbegone program claims, my browsers are not working properly so i would like some help in fixing them if possible. (and gods know what other old stuff is on my computer as aside from some scans and such i haven't done any serious cleaning o.O)Here is my highjackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 15:38:23, on 03.04.2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Programfiler\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Programfiler\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Programfiler\Sym... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan. You have a very severely infected system -- likely because of the lack of antivirus & firewall software.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can clean this machine but I cannot guarantee it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

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Hi
I wondered whether I could get help with a increasing slow and infected computer, internet and email freezes, so does the keyboard and sometimes the cursor moves on it's own. It is a HP windows 7, 64 bit OS, 4.00 GB, AMD E-350 processor 1.60 GHz. Below are the logs. I have had to attach the ark txt file as the message board will only allow a certain number of characters
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:41:29, on 27/02/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16635)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickWeb\hpqwutils.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\EmoDio\SMSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\Bluetooth\btplayerctrl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Users\HP\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\M... Read more

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Hello. Lately, my Dell PC is displaying this very annoying tendency to sometimes lock up, leaving Taskbar and Task Manager unusable (yet sometimes I'm still able to use whatever window I'm currently in- ususally the Firefox browser- fine, though I sometimes can't move the windows anywhere, they're locked in place.) so I can't manage anything.

This was happening, so I cleared out more space on my harddrive, now it has far more free space than it did before. At first it didn't seem to do anything, then for the past like two days it seemed like it did help and it was normally functioning again. (I had also updated and ran Malwarebytes, which I hadn't in a while, and it did come up with a lot of things, but they were all PUPs- however after I did that, Internet Explorer was finally functioning again, for the past while it had just had an error message and didn't go anywhere when you tried to search with it.)

But now, just yesterday everything including the browser windows starting freezing up and I had to restart again. I was getting concerned because this morning, it was frozen after being left on all night, so I restarted, and the account would lock up after a bit of having logged on, I had to keep restarting. I have to use the keyboard to activate the name-log in- bar to get to the accounts because the mouse clicks don't activate it to appear. I got lucky and it became a bit better after a few attempts, and I was able to make it onto the Internet.

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A:PC Desktop Sometimes Freezes Up

Kindly post your full system specs (follow link in my signature for details) to download Speccy and post the snapshot of your system specs.

I think you may still be infected with more than just PUPs, so i suggest you follow these instructions for further help.

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I've been experiencing random freezes on the desktop for a few days now. I can't identify any possible precursors to the freezes as they even happen during the windows splash screen (where the little blue bars scroll across... before the log in screen). I have no idea what would be causing this... I have a tier 2 450w psu with more than enough voltage (i don't feel like opening it up to look right now) to run my 80gb harddrive, my 8800gt, my athlon 64 x2 6000+, 2gigs of ram, and an asus low end mobo. besides, it's never happened before. help!

thank you in advance
 

A:Desktop freezes

update: just got a bsod

win32k.sys

page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

stop: 0x00000050 (0xBA0815B0, 0x00000001, 0xBF832335, 0x00000000)

win32k.sys - Address BF832335 base at bf800000 datestamp 41107f7a

and the error report from event viewer:

Error code 10000050, parameter1 ba0815b0, parameter2 00000001, parameter3 bf832335, parameter4 00000000.
this is happening all the f*cking time now and it's extremely irritating
 

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Hi I have a problem with my pc its windows xp,well I was on the internet last night left it on a video I paused went downstairs for a few minutes I came back upstairs to find the computer restarted itself went on windows desktop came up with recovered from a serious error, so I clicked on report and to look at the report it did nothing. Reset pc a dozen times it wouldn't let me go on my web browser google chrome cursor just loads but nothing shows up on my pc like it normally would it just spent ages loading not doing a thing it froze. I couldnt check for viruses wouldn't allow me to do it on desktop but was able to safe mode ,I deleted temp files and did system restore and it was still the same where it's not allowing me to do anything I ask It to do. Pc is slow doesnt allow me to do anything plus a message came up trouble with communicating with kernel32.

Tried doing a reinstall of xp but cd wouldn't read and said ntldr is missing tried again it read but wouldn't do the reinstall. I did chkdsk it found errors but it was still the same when it came to trying to get it to load my computer and google chrome, i have eset and avg on my pc so I do have anti virus software on my pc. Don't know what's going on why its not letting me go on the net when I want it to,what do you think the problem is and what do you suggest I do?.also I can only do things on safe modd as its not allowing me to do anything on desktop.
 

A:PC freezes on desktop

Hi, you say you have Eset and Avg installed.
You only need one anti-virus program - using two will not protect you more but less, as they both try to protect the system.
While in safe mode, scan your Pc with one of the anti-virus programs.
[Disable the one that you are not going to use first]
Remove all that the anti-virus program finds.

Then try chkdsk /r
Boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Then type
chkdsk /r
[note space before /r]

When the scan has fininshed.
Type Exit
And press Enter.
Let us know if you can now start in normal mode, not safe mode.
 

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hi. i startup my compy and click on my login name and enter the pass and the screen loads to my desktop. all the icons on the bottom rite tray load and stuff but then everyhitng just freezes. i cant click on nothing or whatever, the mouse moves around but thats it. in task manager (if i open before freeze) it shows "system idle process" taking like 99 cpu and there is like 5 svchost processes in the works. how could i fix this problem? i'm cureently just using safe mode with networking so help would be appreciated!
 

A:xp freezes at desktop

System idle process taking up 99% is normal.
Question: Do you have Spybot S&D and are you using the spybot host file?
A large host file in windows xp can cause this slowdown.
 

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After using the Erecovery on my desktop, my computer now freezes after using it for 30 minutes.  I have to manually shut it down and restart in order to use it for 30 more minutes before it freezes.  I cannot locate my original recovery disk, but have the one from my Acer laptop.  Can I use these or can I create a new set of disk now that I used recovery?  Or will it freeze while trying to create a new set of disk.  I used the recovery that sets it back to "out of the box" recovery.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have pulled my hair out for days!!!










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A:Desktop Freezes!

I was able to create a new "system repair disc" but was not able to create a "recovery disc" before it froze.  I used the system repair disc using the alt f-10.  Seems to be running good.  Has not frozen.  Will try again to do a new set of system recovery disc for the future.












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I have Windows XP and sometimes, for no reason that I can detect, the desktop freezes-the mouse cursor shows a hand, and no programs will open-the only fix is to restart--this is frustrating-ant idea what is wrong?
 

A:Desktop Freezes

Here is one... Do you have any Iomega drivers installed? If so, go to the Control Panel and remove them.
Here's another....Do you have an up-to-date anti-virus program?
 

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My Dell desktop (Inspiron 530) with XP Professional, freezes up for no apparent reason and I have to close down manually. It doesn't seem to be related to any particular software. I have an abundant supply of ram left. I can move the Mouse arrow, but it won't control any functions.

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Hi. I was going to go change my desktop, but when I opened up the display properties and click "desktop", it just sat there and start to be unresponsive. All the other tabs work perfectly fine. I've tried rebooting, and I tried re-installing my video driver. The weird thing is that it works on the guest account, but not mine. Any idea how I could fix this?

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I recently purchased this PC

CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra Desktop AMD FXSeries 16GB Memory 2TB Hard Drive Black GUA2200B1 - Best Buy

It came with Windows 10 home. This PC randomly freezes. A lot when I use the XBOX App & if I want to record game play. I had 8.1 Pro. So I installed that via DVD & upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Anything I can do to stop the freezing ? Or find out whats causing it ? & this would freeze before me install the Realtek driver

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Hi

I have a rather minor but annoying problem. I startup up my pc and everything loads fine. When I click the start button to access the start menu my pc freezes up for a few minutes then retuens to normal. Any ideas how to stop this annoying problem? Any advice is much appreciated.

Thx

A:Desktop Freezes up

wish i could goto ineland buy me a ticket and ill come lollol im irish and
i cant tan even to save my life lol

hav eu installed any new drivers or windows updates
or software

and post ur dxdiag

and see if there are any flags in the device manager

click start / (in start search) type dxdiag click save all info

click start / (in start search) type device manager click view show hidden devices

and does it freeze ever time bring up the start menu

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HELP im told i will have to renew my computer. when i log in everything goes ok until i get to the desk top then when i click an icon nothing happens. when i move the cursor down to the toolbar to click another programme the cursor changes to an egg timer and freezes so i cant go any further. the only thing i can do is ctrl alt del this opens task manager box.its the same in safe mode and i tried restore but there are no restore points.when my daughter logs in spysherif runs and we cant do anything it just freezes we never had spysherif before this happened.the daughter exam work is on the computer so i dont want to format any ideas anyone .thanks cattch08

A:xp desktop freezes

I am going to move you to the security section. This sounds like malware.

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If I drawing a square around a group of desktop icons and then click outside the square to de-emphasize, the desktop will many times freezes up. Start menu and everything else works fine. A simple restart will reset the desktop.

I run Win 7 x64 Home Premium with an Asus PQ5-EM and Intel E8400 and with 8gb OCZ DDR2 PC6400 Reaper.

A:Desktop Freezes Up

Hello, welcome to the Forums!
This would not be the first course of action for most of the users here, but since it has been 8 hours since your post, and nobody else has answered, can I recommend a Repair Install?
Just a thought. No guarantee it will work, but it certainly won't hurt anything.

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When i boot all goes well until the desktop shows. At this point all my ICONS freeze but I can return things to normal by going into task manager clicking on CANCEL twice. At this point things return to normal. But occassionally the problem will return. I mostly use the internet and very little word processing.

A:XP freezes at Desktop

what are you cancelling in the task manager?

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For the last week or more, when I wake in the mornings I find the computer destop frozen, can't access any programs, or shut down the computer. I've tried control alt delete, but nothing breaks it. Mouse works but nothng else. Also, this morning found that the "windows" firewall was disables last night around 2:00 AM when no one was up, (event log had error activity), cold booted the computer and tried to turn on the firewall but Windows indicated it can't turn on. I've run AVG, maleware, Ad-ware but nothing is found. This is wierd that some of my word docs, and jpg's are blue and some are black lettered. This is getting frustrating, do I have a virus, or what?Sytstem; Windows XP professional version 2002, with sp3, computer is intel celeron cpu 2.66, .99GB of ram. Here's also the "hijack this" log I ran this morning if this helps.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:53:25 AM, on 6/3/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Desktop freezes

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello, this is my first post :)

I got a problem that appeared suddenly out of nowhere, with no apparent reason.
My desktop (explorer.exe really) freezes/hangs immediately everytime I do one of the following:

* Right click on any file on the desktop (or in file explorer)
* Try to move a file (drag n' drop)
* Mark a file and press ALT + ENTER (to see file properties page)
* Press WINDOWS + E (to start explorer) (I CAN start explorer via the shortcut though)
* Try to delete a file
* Try to copy a file

I then have to kill "explorer.exe"... when I kill explorer.exe it doesn't automatically restart like it usually does, instead I have to Run "explorer.exe" to get my desktop back. (which is wierd)

I've tried installing alternative desktops/shells like LiteStep and ROSexplorer but the same happens with them. (which is interesting).

Also, when I right click on any item in Opera download manager, Opera freezes too (but not explorer.exe).

So I am now unable to copy/delete files and therefore I am not optimally happy at this time :/
I actually have to use various programs to copy files, for example to copy an image file I have to start my image viewer and choose "Save as..." to copy the image. To copy a video file I use my mediaplayer etc. (so copying actually works on the filesystem level, but not with explorer).

I consider myself to be quite able when it comes to computers (I manage our home network / I program etc) but I cannot... Read more

A:Desktop freezes

nic, does the same thing happen in your other user accounts or only the one? I'm probably veering in the wrong direction but I wonder if it could be a profile issue, or have you ruled that out?

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but yet laptops are able to connect to the wireless g router.

has anyone any idea why this may be and how i can get the main computer to connect to the internet?

thanks for any help
 

A:internet not connecting on desktop pc where desktop network pci card was installed...

If you provide some information about the "desktop", like the version/patch level of Windows, the indications in Device Manager for the NIC, etc. we might be able to help.

In addition, open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

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I have a friend who's PC keeps freezing once it gets to the desktop. The PC is a Gateway with an 80GB HD and 512MB memory. Can someone take a look at the results from Hijackthis V.1.97.7 and tell me if there's anything there that may be causing this problem. Thanks for your help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:27:36 AM, on 1/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\PROMon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\PhoneTools\CapFax.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro12.0\Opware12.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Drivers\SAP\FD.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\TM1184\ControlUtility\ControlUtility.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner\espmain.exe
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A:XP Home PC Freezes at Desktop - Help Please!

Test the system in safe mode and let us know if it still locks up.
If yes, then unplugg all the external devices and test again..
 

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I just uninstalled Norton antivirus using supplied disk to install 'Avast!' and now windows freezes after the Norton internet security and antivirus (the latter with a red cross) icons appear in the task bar.
Now i cant try and remove them because the drivers are missing.
I can only boot in safe mode and have tried stopping from starting them using autoruns.
I downloaded a removal tool from symantec site but connot run this in safe mode.
 

A:XP freezes at desktop after NAV uninstall

You could try System Restore in Safe Mode - then use the Norton uninstall tool.

1. Boot to Windows XP Safe Mode With Command Prompt
2. At the command prompt, type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.
3. Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.
 

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Hello,

I recently 'fixed' my PC and it was running just fine. However, new game came out and I was really keen on playing it. Once I started the game, it was lagging really badly, so I thought that if I over-clock my PC it would run better, it did, but only for a short while. After that when I turned my PC on, and I went onto my task bar, it froze, then when I click onto my desktop it froze too and my PC doesn't respond whatsoever and restarts. Once it restarts it asks whether I want to run my PC normally, I click yes, then I get chkdsk scan which stops at stag 2 at 67% because of errors and my PC restarts again then I get two options, either to repair my windows or to start it normally, but when I try to repair it I get errors and I'm unable to repair it. I tried installing new windows but it doesn't detect my CD for some stupid reason, as well as USB pen drive. Also my BIOS menu isn't working so I'm unable to install my windows from there...all I get when I click F12 is black screen with mouse cursor on it... any ideas?

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Computer freezes at desktop when connected to internet. Mouse moves but won't open anything. Hour glass when moved to launch bar. Have to shut off with power button. If I remove the ether net cable, computer acts normal. The removal of the ether net cable is done after I shut the computer off, otherwise the computer remains the same without shutting off computer first
I have a dual system, so when I use my secondary system the computer acts normal. This system is Win Xp Home sp3.
The primary system is Win Xp Pro x64 sp2

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Hey,

I am in Safe Mode with Networking right now because I once I select a user to log into on normal mode, give it about 10 seconds, and it will freeze up on me. I tried logging on different users, and it happens for all of them.

Here is my Hijackthis log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:05:07 AM, on 12/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q106&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q106&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll... Read more

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My laptop freezes during booting and always in the same manner. The system starts normally, giving me the F2 and F8 options. Afterward the system will be dark for a good 2+ minutes and then load the desktop background image in low resolution. The mouse cursor is also available and active. However, no folders are visible and right-click does not work. In other words, I cannot interact with desktop in any way.

I have gone through safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, repair mode, last known good configuration, and debugging mode. In every case the system immediately goes dark until the desktop background loads as described above. I am out of ideas and would appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks.

A:Booting always goes to desktop then freezes

Try booting to an installation disk and running the startup repair options.
If these fail, try opening the cmd prompt from the repair options, and running sfc /scannow /offbootdir=X: /offwindir=X:
Just replace "X" with your drive letter (in the recovery environment, it is usually D)

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All of a sudden, every time I boot, the desktop icons and background come up normally, and the mouse icon moves - but NOTHING on the desktop that I click on works. The mouse arrow becomes a sand clock icon on the blue bar at the bottom.
The ONLY way to recover is to go to safe mode and restore to an earlier time. Interestingly, even if the restore says it was NOT successful to an earlier time and unchanged, the machine then works normally (until the next reboot). I've done: sfc scannow, crapcleaner, utility drive and registry scans, antivirus scans, etc - no help. I've looked carefully at ipconfig, but only the bare bones usual stuff is there. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Thank you.
 

A:xp SP3 startup freezes at desktop

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I just got the computer out of the shop about 2 weeks ago, same problem, it kept freezing after I turned it on.

Right now I'm using it on Safe Mode, it doesn't freeze at all, but when I run it normally, it freezes on the desktop.

I've done the ctrl + alt + del and end process -> explorer.exe and then file -> new process explorer.exe. It worked for probably 20 seconds, and then it froze. The mouse didn't even move any more.

Do you think you could help me? That'd be much appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 Freezes on desktop?

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I can't click on anything!The menu won't even come up when I right click anything.Any time that I hover over start to try to get to cmd prompt to try and do a system restore it won't let me.

I tried restarting to get to the safemode screen but it gets to the little load screen before it works.It is loading that extremely fast and yet when it gets to the desktop, it won't work at all. D:>

Forgive me if this sounds completely noobish of me but I'm new at this >_<

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I have recently restored my computer to factory settings, and when i get to the desktop i cannot move the mouse, and the keyboard does not work, but the mouse, and keyboard work if i hit ENTER, or F8 quickly after startup. PLEASE HELP ME!
 

A:computer freezes at desktop

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Hey guys! I really need big help!My desktop freezes when I try to refresh it, create a new folder or do something with it. Then a Windows Explorer error message comes out, followed by a Dr. Watson Postmortem Debugger error message.I use ESET Nod32 Antivirus, and recently it found a Win32.Kryptik.DHZ trojan and an autorun virus.Here's the HijackThis Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:13:01 PM, on 3/27/2010Platform: 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\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exeC:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter3.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Ya... Read more

A:My desktop freezes when I try to refresh

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi there,

A friend of mine recommended I seek help from you guys for a possible malware/virus problem. I am running Windows XP Pro, version 2002, Svp 3. My pc is a ThinkPad Laptop ( circa 2006 ) running thru a docking station to an LG L226WTQ Flatron monitor.

My problem is that the desktop will freeze sporadically ( at least I cannot find a pattern so far ) and I'll have to reboot. Some times it's a total freeze in which the keyboard and mouse are frozen too. Some times I can use the mouse and keyboard but nothing of substance will happen. I can click on the start button, for example, and see the list of items but cannot get any of those to run. I can enter CTRL-ALT-DEL, click on the task mgr button but the task mgr will not display. I was able to do this with freecell earlier today after I had opened the task mgr immediately upon reboot. I clicked the start button, then freecell ( purely for 'research' purposes, of course ). Freecell did not come up on the display, but I did see freecell listed in the processes tab of task mgr. Makes me think that some times the apps are starting but not able to communicate with windows.

I have attached here the hijackThis log I generated a few minutes ago.

Thanks for your help!

A:XP desktop freezes sporadically

You've explained it pretty well, we have lots of info to work with already.

Now, was there anything installed on the machine just before this issue started?
Were there any downloads you can remember to have happened prior to this occurrence?
Did the machine become unresponsive while online or not?

Are you able to connect to the internet?
Have you tried any Windows repair procedures, such as chkdsk, sfc /scannow, system restore?
Have you attempted safe mode yet?
I won't bore you with any more questions for now, it's just that I need a bit more info to plan my approach to the issue.

Regards

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When i right click on my desktop to like make a new folder or something my cpu shows an error that first says, that windows error thing, then when i click dont send report is says Drwatson postmortem debugger has encountered a problem, any idea on how i can fix this?? it just start happening like 2 days ago
 

A:Desktop freezes when i right click

any help? plz<messege short>
 

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This started in the past few days. Seemingly randomly the task bar and desktop will freeze. I can still move the mouse around and use the task manager, but I can't click the desktop or access the start menu or anything else in the task bar.

I've tried ending explorer in the task manager, and it closes without a timer or error message, and when I restart the program the taskbar doesn't return and the problem still exists. Same with when I log out and back in to windows XP, or completely restart, or even shut down completely and leave it off for a bit.

Other than the desktop and taskbar being frozen everything seems to work at normal speed without problems. It hangs a bit at shut down and restart, and gives me an explorer ending timer.

The only thing that seems to fix it is time. After ten minutes maybe, it will just suddenly start working again. Anything I tried to open in that time will also suddenly open up.

It's happened a few times now, so it wasn't an isolated incident. Any idea what the problem is?

A:desktop and taskbar freezes

Im having the same issue although it has gotten a little better after installing service pack 3 i have been up for the past 18 hours researching this problem and the most i have come up with is either a hardware issue or a program that was installed during the time of the taskbar hanging causing it to happen.

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Ever since I reinstalled Windows 8.1 64-bit (Accidentally reset RAID 0 settings) I've been getting abnormal freezing on my desktop. Can't click on icons or do anything that's associated with the desktop, but I can still use my task bar and run any program just fine. After a few seconds it unfreezes, and I can use the desktop again like normal - Just happens like every 15 minutes.

I know this isn't a virus because I recently did a clean installation. I even ran Malwarebytes plus a full Kaspersky Virus Scan. Also checked my GPU / CPU Temps and they are at normal ranges. I have latest Beta Drivers (14.4) for AMD as well.

Any idea what it could be causing this?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Desktop Freezes Up Randomly

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

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In every boot, I can get past the lockscreen with no problems. When I get to the Desktop, about three out of four times, it is extremely unresponsive. I hover over an icon, and the highlight stays for minutes without keeping my pointer on it.
I get the blue spinning wheel, and eventually, my wallpaper disappears and the background becomes white. It says that the Windows process has stopped responding. I reboot, and it usually happens again.
 
About 25% of the time, everything is fine, and it functions normally. 
 
It is not malware related, and I was sent here by TB-Psychotic when we could not fix the problem. Here is the thread -
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528800/seems-like-i-still-have-a-virus/
 
Any idea what the problem might be?
Thanks

A:Computer freezes at desktop

Hello can you please boot into safe mode and see if your problem persists. Follow the below instructions
 

Booting Into Safe Mode on Windows 8
The trick is to hold the Shift button and mash the F8 key, this will sometimes boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”,  where you can choose to see advanced repair options.

You will need to click on the Troubleshoot option.

Now select Advanced Options.

Now choose the Windows Startup Settings option, by the looks of things we were never meant to find Safe Mode.

Finally hit the Restart button.

Like magic, when your PC reboots you will be able to boot into Safe Mode from the familiar looking Advanced Boot Options screen.

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Good Day Everybody,

My Toshiba Satellite L505D kept freezing up at the desktop screen after I would start it up. The longest I've waited was about 30 mintues and it was still frozen I couldn't move the mouse or anything. I would restart and it would do the same thing. I found out I could do a factory reset and I did but everytime it would start there would be a configuration screen and after it finishes my laptop would reboot. after about 3 reboot doing the same configuraiont, I would try to log back on and it would say that my account has been locked and to see my system administrator. I've also did a factory reset and would close the configuration window and did alot of windows updates. it would reboot and do other updates when it rebooted one time and said that my account was locked like I said above. I don't know what else to do. If somebody is able to help me I would definitely appreciate it.
 

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I run Windows XP Home SP2 and enjoy listening to internet radio for hours at a time while doing non-computer activities. On several random occasions lately, the audio stream has stopped and I discover my desktop has locked up...with no response from keyboard or mouse. (This has also happened without an audio stream running.) No error messages. After a reset, I've checked the event viewer logs and Dr. Watson (drwtsn32.log) but can find no entry, including date/time, related to the freeze. My system runs cool, regularly showing 34C and 35C for board and CPU temps, with all fans at appropriate speeds. My firewall, antivirus and antispyware apps are regularly updated. I haven't installed new hardware or apps in weeks. What other tools are available to troubleshoot this kind of freeze?
 

A:Desktop freezes at random

Does no one have a suggestion for this problem? Help!
 

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This problem started months ago and has been recurring on my Asus K42Jc laptop ever since then. It started like this: One day my laptop had died on me due to loss of battery power, so i plugged in the charger and turned it on again to be greeted by the system resume screen. I chose to delete the restoration data and proceed to the boot menu, but when i logged on it froze at the Welcome loading screen so i did a force shutdown and tried to reboot. Still the same problem. I had recently installed an nvidia beta driver and a windows update so i tried to do a system restore to before i installed the said drivers but to no avail. It still froze at the welcome screen. However, the problem did not manifest itself during safemode so i assumed it must have been one of my drivers. I sent it to a computer repair shop as i didn't want to test every single driver myself. They said the problem was due to my memory, specifically my RAM, and so they switched out my 4GB of RAM for a nice 6GB. It worked for maybe a week until the problem started again. So I did a clean install of windows 7 and formatted my hard drive. It worked for a couple of days until which the problem started AGAIN. And so i did ANOTHER clean install but here we are AGAIN. My current installation has NO PROGRAMS installed other than mozilla firefox and the only drivers i installed are an official Nvidia driver (not a beta) and an Intel (R) HD Graphics driver. I am not sure if it is my hardware or if it is the drivers. My c... Read more

A:Windows 7 Freezes on Desktop

And by the way the current problem is that my laptop freezes not on the welcome screen but right after the welcome screen maybe after 1 second on the desktop.

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I am at a loss as to why my computer locks up on the desktop after boot up,when i press reset it will either boot up and freeze on the desktop again or sometimes on the boot screen.
I have changed my graphics card ,my ram, the cmos battery,even monitored the cpu temp and system temp with windocter and cp cool to see if it was a heat issue but they say its fine .,i have even installed another fan as precaution. i have reformatted my drive 5 times to see if it was a driver issue but i still keep getting this problem can someone please put me out my misery and give me a solution.
I have 1800+amd athon/duron 200mhz/266mhz cpu , jetway v266b motherboard/ 1gb ddr ram /40gig harddrive. bios version is v08 (cant seem to get an update anywhere)

A:Xp Freezes On Desktop After Boot Up

Do a test for us. Make an XP boot diskette and try to boot your system with it. Instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q311073

If you can start XP with this boot disk, then your problem is explained in this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314503

I personally would zero fill the drive prior to formatting it again. The Western Digital Data Lifegaurd Utility can be used for this.

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I've been having these problems for probably 4 months now and nobody can figure out what is wrong with my computer. It's the most annoying thing ever. This desktop I have is not even a year old. I can just being surfing the web and it'll just all of a sudden freeze up for no apparent reason. The mouse arrow does that little circle thing like it's busy and then it just completely freezes up. I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. This happens at least 3-4 times a day.

Then about every 2 weeks or so, my computer decides to restart on its own. It'll be working fine and then all of a sudden I hear the fan or motor or something get louder and it restarts. And it is not low on memory or anything. It has plenty of memory. This happens probably every 2-3 weeks and if I leave it on, it'll continue restarting every 20-30 minutes. So I usually just turn it off for a day or so and then it's better usually. At least for another 2 weeks or so.

I seriously feel like throwing this computer out the window sometimes! It drvies me absolutely insane! Please help me!

A:Desktop Freezes And Restarts.

It sounds like some application may be trying to update itself. It could be having problems getting through to the server or fighting with another program.

Do you have Windows update set to 'automatic'?
What antivirus do you have?
What is your Firewall?

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Hey have no idea when this started to happen but now all the time if I press on the desktop with the right click, it's that it's shadow on the column then when I move to it and press the Adjust so stuck on the column on the desk, and the only way you can deselect it by changing the resolution then change it back, put two pictures also what it looks like so you can see lightening, this is the picture when it is shaded Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting, this is when it freezes on the desktop Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting, Btw Anpassa means Adjust in english got swedish langauaes pack. Sorry if it in the wrong section mods but i have never encountered this error before so got no idea what it is

A:Icons on the desktop freezes

Solved the problem by Performance Options, Hide menus gradually after you click, So any admin / mod can lock thread

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - M11x-R3, 16gb RAM, Samsung 840 Pro SSD

This has been happening randomly over the past couple of weeks. On boot-up the desktop looks normal but the mouse-pointer turns into an hourglass when on the taskbar area. If I left-click on the desktop it greys out with the shortcut icons visible behind the veil. My only option is to hard power-off. Most often, the next time I boot up everything's fine, and there's no complaint from the system about Windows not having shut down normally when I hard powered-off.

Glary says there's nothing wrong with start-up.

A:Desktop freezes on boot-up

Look in msconfig and see what you have in Startup and in NON Microsoft Services. Also look in Schedule and see if any thing is scheduled at Startup. This should help.
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Every time I got to bed my computer is working properly, I was up to see its frozen. All that runes over night is a online radio from Shoutcast.com And Facebook. It just started to do this a few days ago, I have ran a AV scan and got nothing and i defraged. What could be the problem?

A:Desktop freezes over night.

Welcome
Here are some of the most prominent causes and cures of freezing

Welcome

Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://malwarebytes.org/
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

http://ezinearticles.com/?Troublesho...blems&id=39981

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Hi.

I haven't had this problem earlier. Since about a month ago, I have to restart my computer twice. Every time I restart, without exception, my computer freezes about 20 seconds after it gets to the desktop.

I have to hold down the power button until my computer turns off and turn it back on. Then my computer works perfectly, with absolutely no hitches.

I hadn't installed anything new then, it just started happening. It's not malware, since I scanned my computer with ZoneAlarm and MSE and nothing was found.

tl;dr I have to restart my computer twice, because it freezes soon after it gets to the desktop the first time.

A:Windows 7 freezes soon after I get to the desktop

Bump.

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Hey there, When the desktop shows. It's working for like a minute or two.
Then after I click around, it just freezes and nothing works. I can't even click the desktop, just freezes. Not too sure why, on my other computer.

A:Computer Freezes When on Desktop

What do you have running in the background.

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I really dont know what the problem is but for some reason my desktop will randomly freeze for a few seconds and go back to normal, and freeze as in cant click anything but if I have a program open like steam it works just fine. When I check Event Viewer this is always there

A:Desktop Randomly Freezes

Anyone know how to fix this?

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My system specifications are as fallows- Computer name- Dell Inspiron 545,
Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz 250 GHz,
RAM- 3.00 GB
Graphic card- ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series with 512 MB Ram and
System type- Windows 7.64 bit Home Premium Operating System.

My desktop just freezes when its half way through booting. Some times it completes booting but then I am faced with a error message which says "Alert Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint (50)", the computer even then cannot communicate with keyboard and mouse but accepts only on key from keyboard I am not sure but it is F1 or F2. After pressing the key I am faced with a blank screen which looks like in DOS mode with cursor blinking and there is still no communication with keyboard and mouse.
But sometimes it just completes booting and starts normally. Also I have noticed that my computer also hangs for about 5 minutes at the windows start up screen and the booting takes much more longer than before. I am having this problem for more than three weeks now.
I also tried opening the desktop and switched the two ram sticks that I have. First I inserted the 2GB ram then I removed it and inserted the 1GB ram. Then I inserted both the ram sticks together. The computer responded properly throughout the tests that I ran. But now after I closed the computer lid, attached all the peripherals, it hanged after I restarted the system. This time completely. It did not ev... Read more

A:Desktop freezes while booting

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I am running
Dell Inc.

OptiPlex 210L
Service Tag 2YWFF2J
Express Service Code 6463881739
Processor Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.80GHz
Processor Speed 2.73 GHz
Memory (RAM) 2048 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version 5.1.2600

When I turn on the computer it generally freezes at the Welcome Page, I then pull out the power cable for 10 seconds and plug it back in, it can take a few attempts before it comes on properly . Recently when I turned it on and a blue windows screen came up saying that WINDOWS was checking the hard drives (1 x 40gig and 1 x 500gig) for? (can't remember). When finally turned on a box appears saying that Adaware has unexpectedly been closed.
I generally use Google Chrome but if I use Internet Explorer it re-directs me to what appears to be a Polish website.
Can you help?

Eiger

A:Desktop Freezes at Welcome Page

Hello and to BleepingComputer.Let's see what we're dealing with here.Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply***************************************************Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkIMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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We have a Veriton X4618G that intermittently freezes with no obvious inciting event.  It used to respond to ctrl-alt-del, but not often requires a hard shutdown.  The started while we were using the installed Windows 7 and has continued with an upgrade to Windows 10.  It happens at differing times and occurs 0 to 4 times a day.  Any thoughts?  THANKS!! Tom

A:desktop freezes intermittently

Does your system have upgraded ram or still the ram from factory? If it was upgraded and you still have the factory ram I would maybe try installing the old ram and see if the problem is the same? If you haven't do any Ram changes maybe try to re seat your Ram.. To me it sounds like Ram issue. Also little more info about when it happens may help.. Is there any time you can use your computer and it don't freeze? Or does it do it under all activities?  James

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Hello, I was wondering if anybody could help me with a problem I've been having with my desktop. I believe this is the best forum to post my question, I didn't see one dedicated to errors/crashes. Recently when I try and start the machine one of 3 things has been happening and I'm not sure how to fix the problem or what the problem may be:

1) I know the machine is running (I can hear the fan, etc) but nothing appears on my screen - just blackness and eventually the screen goes into sleep mode as if the computer wasn't on at all

2) The machine starts but freezes on the first screen and after a few moments switches to some sort of diagnostic screen I hadn't previously seen. It says "PCI device listing" and is a list of things like "Memory Controller," "IDE Cntrlr," "SMBus Cntrlr," etc. At the bottom it says "Verifying DMI Pool Data" and "Boot from CD." I try pressing keys and nothing happens. On my most recent attempt (as I wrote this) a new line of text was at the bottom of the screen. It said "Press F10 for Alien Respawn v2.0 System Recovery." I did and after a moment it said "A disk read error occured, press CNRT + ATL + DEL to restart"

3) One time it rebooted as usual but took 5+ minutes in between loading screens and when I successfully logged in it would freeze intermittently until, after about 10 minutes, it kicked me back to the login screen with an error box saying so... Read more

A:Desktop freezes during boot up

Do you know the model number of your Alienware Computer or the Dell Service Tag Number?

It seems that maybe your hard drive is failing.

So can you tell us the hard drive brand?

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Ever since I reinstalled Windows 8.1 (Accidentally reset RAID 0 settings) I've been getting abnormal freezing on my desktop. Can't click on icons or do anything that's associated with the desktop, but I can still use my task bar and run any program just fine. After a few seconds it unfreezes, and I can use the desktop again like normal - Just happens like every 15 minutes.

I know this isn't a virus because I recently did a clean installation. I even ran Malwarebytes plus a full Kaspersky Virus Scan. Also checked my GPU / CPU Temps and they are at normal ranges. I have latest Beta Drivers (14.4) for AMD as well.

Any idea what it could be causing this?

Thanks in advance!

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We have a Veriton X4618G that intermittently freezes with no obvious inciting event.  It used to respond to ctrl-alt-del, but not often requires a hard shutdown.  The started while we were using the installed Windows 7 and has continued with an upgrade to Windows 10.  It happens at differing times and occurs 0 to 4 times a day.  Any thoughts?  THANKS!! Tom

A:desktop freezes intermittently

Does your system have upgraded ram or still the ram from factory? If it was upgraded and you still have the factory ram I would maybe try installing the old ram and see if the problem is the same? If you haven't do any Ram changes maybe try to re seat your Ram.. To me it sounds like Ram issue. Also little more info about when it happens may help.. Is there any time you can use your computer and it don't freeze? Or does it do it under all activities?  James

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All of a sudden, every time I boot, the desktop icons and background come up normally, and the mouse icon moves - but NOTHING on the desktop that I click on works. The mouse arrow becomes a hour glass on the blue bar at the bottom. No new software or hardware.
The ONLY way to recover is to go to safe mode and restore to an earlier time. Interestingly, even if the restore says it was NOT successful to an earlier time and unchanged, the machine then works normally (until the next reboot). I've done: sfc scannow, crapcleaner, utility drive and registry scans, antivirus scans, chkdsk, etc - no help. I've looked carefully at ipconfig, but only the bare bones usual stuff is there. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Thank you.

A:xp SP3 startup freezes at desktop

Morning SS, From what you've told me I would say one of two things has happened here. Either your computer is infected by malware/adware, or it did a windows update recently. Either way looks like your infected LOL as these stupid updates seem to be a virus sometimes. I know you said you've run your antivirus scan but in alot of cases those scans won't find these stupid bugs because they hide themselves in a legit Win file by some very clever programing. Here's what I'd suggest you do. 1). Follow the instructions that i've posted below so that our security experts can help you to clear anything from your computer that may be causing this problem. 2). If they give you the all clear, then I would perform a clean boot to narrow down the service or program causing this issue.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

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

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

If you don't post the required logs, it will slow them down with getting any help.


How to perform a clean boot:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
I hope this will help you to resolve this issue. Please let me know if I can assist furth... Read more

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Hi everyone, new to the site and looking for some professional help with my PC.

Here's my issue...

A couple months or so ago my desktop started freezing randomly, have to do a hard shutdown by holding the power button.
I've tried restoring to an earlier point but still have the problem.
Never receive a blue screen of any kind.
All drivers are updated.
After every feeze and reboot Event Viewer shows Type: Information, Source:nvata, Event ID: 2, Description: Device identified.
Data:
0000: 1b 00 0c 00 01 00 60 00 ......`.
0008: 00 00 00 00 02 00 de 40 [email protected]
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 00 00 06 00 54 00 de 10 ....T.?.
0030: 00 00 00 00 ....

I've run scans with Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes, no infections have been found.

I can provide you with any info you need and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Connor

A:Desktop PC freezes randomly - Please help

Please define "randomly". Does it happen when you are doing anything specific, after a set period of time, does it happen every time the system is on, etc. Also, does the same thing happen in safe mode?

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One of my desktops takes typically 20 minutes to load. When it does the bottom status bar just stays blue and is frozen. Some of the icons eventually may work. Task manager shows explorer.exe using 90-99% of the CPU. The other two desktops open okay with no delay.

Any ideas? thanks for the help

A:Desktop freezes at startup

If you have a mapped network drive that is no longer available it can cause this problem.

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I've got a system running windows xp which boots up to the desktop and freezes after loading Mafee and after seven to ten minutes it reboots. When it's up the hour glass is showing but nothing will open or run. The mouse functions but not even the start button works. I booted into the safe mode and everything works great. I was wondering, can I install and run HJT in the safe mode and would getting a log from the safe mode tell me much? I booted in a bootlog mode but couldn't find any bootlog. Attached is a picture file of the event log and the start-up file. Please take a look at it and tell me what is trying to load and is hanging up and causing XP to freeze and re-boot. Let me know if doing a HJT in the safe mode will be of any help. Thanks
 

A:XP freezes at desktop then reboot in 10 Min.

when ur in safe mode disable mcafee from starting up in a regular system boot. ive always had problems with mcafee
 

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Yesterday, I installed McAfee VirusScan Plus onto my computer, all went well, until after installation, it required to sign into McAfee. At that point, everything seemed to freeze up. I restarted my computer, and everything loads up fine, until my screen turns black, then everything seemed to become inactive. I'm not sure, but everytime i turn on my computer that happens.

A:[SOLVED] Desktop freezes

ok, i managed to get into safe mode, and uninstalled McAfee and other programs that may have caused the problem.

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I just started having this problem about 3 weeks ago. When I boot up my system the desktop and icons appear and Win XP appears to load but when I try to open or execute anything the system is unresponsive. I cannot open task manager or do anything else. I have to manually shut the system down and restart it. The system boots up and works properly maybe one out of every 4 or 5 boots. I can boot up into safe mode and everything works okay (other than the unloaded drivers & devices). I have had this computer for 3 years and have not had any problems like this in the past. The only software changes other than windows updates I've recently made was an update to a newer version of Spybot and a newer version of Spy Sweeper. I recently removed Spybot thinking this may be the problem. My system is a Dell Optiplex GX280, pentium 4, 3.0 ghz, 2.50 gb RAM, running XP Pro Service Pack 2. I am running Spy Sweeper, Norton Antivirus, Spyware Guard, and I have an external USB hard drive.

I have already run the microsoft utilities for disk clean up and defragmentation. I have gone into the BIOS settings but don't see anything that looks funny. I increased my virtual memory setting to what was recommended by the software. I am not showing any device errors in the device manager. I unplugged the external hard drive but the system still freezes after boot up.

I'm not sure what else to check. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Desktop Freezes After Boot Up

Start by checking your Event Viewer for errors around the time of the last freeze. To do this, go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Check both the System and Application logs for errors and let us know what you find.

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Hi all my pc freezes on start up when i get to the desk top i go to click something and it freezes and have to rebbot a number of times .. but it only does it when i install maleware bytes free download i do have everest on there and sometimes that freezes on desk top when starting up but again only when i got maleware bytes anti maleware installed help please
 

A:PC freezes on start up on desktop

You probably have a virus or malware infection...
 

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I hope this is the correct forum to post this on.

I have a PC at home that I set-up Remote Desktop on. When I connect from outside it will work good for a little time. Then the PC just freezes. I can't do anything until I do a hard restart on the box.

Just for testing I setup a laptop at home with Remote Desktop. When I accessed that from outside it works great. No freezing or anything. So I am thinking that its a problem with the PC. But thats as far as I got.

Any idea what is causing the PC to freeze???????????????
 

A:Remote Desktop Freezes

When using remote desktop try not to have any heavy processes (on the remote box) running like a webcam or game running etc. Also I find it helps to hide your desktop icons and get rid of fancy wallpapers etc. Also check your other PC's firewall configuration, try disabling etc and just generally playing around.
 

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OS: Vista Business SP2
Make: HP Probook 4510s

Just go get one thing straight, I had this problem before and fixed it by uninstalling my antivirus, which was causing a conflict with vista. So if anyone can point we towards a list of programs which cause conflicts with vista, I would be much appreciated. As such, I've ruled out that this is a virus (there have been no changes, as far as I can tell, to any files/settings) or hardware (The computer is almost brand new and was working fine this morning).

How it happened: I was killing time, playing dragon age origins (at a very good speed, with no slow down), when my computer suddenly froze. Nothing would work, not crt+alt+delete or anything, so I decided to restart and left my computer. I come back, log on, then leave it again. I return to find it with a black screen. Restart, log on, desktop loads but my taskbar stops loading programs after my battery indicator comes on. I click on the taskbar, frozen. Restart, move mouse over task bar, freezes. Restart, open task manager, no programs are eating cpu or physical memory, move over taskbar, frozen. Each time it froze it would switch to a black screen after a couple minutes.

What I've tried: System restore, changing settings which are suppose to make Vista "faster", disabling almost all start up programs. I changed a setting which stopped the black screen from appearing, and was able to get onto my computer without going into safe mode, but then a bunch of errors... Read more

A:Vista freezes on desktop

I finally got an error message when trying to log on, "oxc0000006". I've also used a variety of cleaners, which now allows me to get onto my account not through safe mode and use programs, but everything goes so slow that when ever my msn turns on, it freezes.

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Hello everyone,I have a Gateway desktop pc which freezes when I leave it idle, usually within 5-10 minutes it'll freeze.My hijackthis report can be seen at ........., can anyone let me know what's wrong?Mod Edit: Removed link to HJT log, not used/allowed in this forum - Hamluis.I've checked the cpu temp as well as ran spyware/antivirus to no avail.Thanks!

A:Gateway desktop freezes when idle

Try checking your system drive first for any errors. Check mark both options. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors

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Once boot up is complete (and appears to do so normally), I cannot click on any icon on the desktop or on the start menu and open same. Hour glass remains. Cannot shut down normally because of this.

Facts

Gateway 700 GR desktop
Windows XP/32 bit

There is nothing wrong with the keyboard. The Comcast hook-up is OK. (I've used the modem to operate my laptop.)

What do you suggest I try next?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:[b]desktop freezes after booting up complete[/b]

Just wanted to add I've tried to press F8 and do a system restore, Still goes right to the Windows welcome page. At times, I don't get past the select user page.

Should I try to reinstall Windows XP?
 

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HiMy PC freezes when I double-click on the desktop icon for recently downloaded software - PosterRaster and DAZ Studio 3. All other software OK. Any ideas?I have run AVG virus and combofix. Combofix report log:ComboFix 09-12-25.05 - user 26/12/2009 18:42:51.2.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.44.1033.18.1023.404 [GMT 0:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\user\Desktop\ComboFix.exeFW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *enabled* {ABBD5028-5A95-4B6D-996E-98D64AE88D52}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\Documentsc:\windows\unins000.datc:\windows\unins000.exeN:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-11-26 to 2009-12-26 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-12-26 18:32 . 2009-12-26 18:32 114688 ----a-w- c:\windows\system\aclui.dll2009-12-26 18:13 . 2009-12-26 18:13 94512 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\FontCache3.0.0.0.dat2009-12-26 18:10 . 2009-12-26 18:10 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer2009-12-26 18:10 . 2009-12-26 18:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\MSBuild2009-12-26 18:10 . 2009-12-26 18:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Reference Assemblies2009-12-26 18:09 . 2008-07-06 12:06 89088 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\f... Read more

A:PC freezes when clicking on desktop icon for...

Hello,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs, as this process may crash your computer.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double click on Gmer to run it.Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.You may see a rootkit warning window, If you do, click No.Untick the following boxes on the right side of the Gmer screen.
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All of my MS Office apps freeze when I try to save something to my desktop in W2000. I can save just fine to My Documents, but as soon as I click the "desktop" button I get the hourglass and it freezes. I tried a repair install, and an uninstall / reinstall. Neither worked. Anyone have any ideas? Possibly some kind of error in the registry?
BTW When I save in adobe or wordpad to my desktop, it works fine.
 

A:Office Freezes when I save to desktop

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2 Days ago my computer worked fine, and had done for several years. Yesterday I packed it up and moved it across town, and when I plugged it in it started to load windows 10, and after a few seconds it stalled halfway though the rotation of the little dots...

So step one I checked the wiring in case something had shaken loose in the car. Then when that didnt show anything I went and checked the bios settings in case the short ride across town had somehow been too much for the battery. I then tried leaving it on in case windows might load at some point in an hour. That did nothing, and I noted it seemed to freeze at the same point my HDD first clicked, and since I had some issues with the HDD recently I decided to save a load of hassle and go get a new one.

1hr later...

So I get home with my new SSHD, and a full version of windows 10 (previously it was the free upgrade from windows 7) Put in the stick with the windows and install the drive. Then a quick trip to the bios and I thought I was good to go...However after asking whether I would like 32 or 64 bit the installation flipped to the now dreaded blue windows symbol and progressed for exactly the same amount of time before freezing. So optimistically I decided maybe the installation was slow and I would come back to a fully installed windows.

1hr later

No joy so I restarted and instead of choosing a version of windows to install, I took the offer of a windows memory diagnostic tool. Which came up clean. I took out the... Read more

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The title sums it up but here are the notes i already made and things i have tried so far:

Freezing issue :

I boot up ssd system drive with blank cd in drive. Log in windows shows but the sound chime is repeating rapidly constantly and the system has frozen.

Tried the same in safe mode and it doesn't do this!



I boot into Windows and after 2-5 minutes i can guarantee it freezes up completely including the mouse and keyboard. There is no log left behind because the system locks up and doesn't allow any information to be saved!
This also occurs in safe mode with networking enabled!
This also occurs when i boot windows with diagnostic mode chosen via msconfig




If i boot into Windows and try to burn a disc the hard drive has a lot of activity and the burning never actually commences. After a few minutes of waiting around the system freezes up!
In diagnostic mode chosen via msconfig, the burning app (basic windows "burn to disc" connect menu option) days checking disc when i insert black disc but then no hard drive activity occurs and nothing else happens in terms of the burning process actually taking place.





System mechanic told me the smbus driver needed updating. It seems i started getting the freezing issue after updating this driver but it may be coincidental and actually may be a Windows update that occurred at the same time (i think i recall things "getting configured" around the same time too).

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A:Win 10 desktop pc freezes 2-5 mins in our when using blu ray writer

Have you tried a restore point that will take you back to before any of the updates where done.
If you have not then prehalps that will help you.

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Hey, guys:

So I've heard people brag about the great support on this site, and in hearing these compliments, I have also pointed others to you guys for help, and it's always kudos and solved issues. Never thought I myself would have to come here for help, but here I am!

My laptop freezes about one minute after getting to the Desktop screen. Everything I need to do MUST be done via Safe Mode. I would like to get rid of this tick as efficiently as possible, so I'm counting on the "issue snipers" from TSF to help me take this one out ASAP!

General Dynamics GoBook V-2
Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 / 2.2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory 1.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max)
Hard Drive 80.0 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400.0 rpm
Display Type 13.3 in TFT active matrix
Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0

It started two days ago out of nowhere. It simply froze in the middle of composing an email. I was performing my routine business tasks that I always have done: emails, Google searches, composing letters, etc. I do not use the laptop for gaming. I thought a simple restart would clear the issue (as this laptop is very powerful and fast, with no issues at all), but yet again it froze about one minute into getting on the Desktop screen.

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A:Windows XP Pro (SP3) freezes at Desktop - PLEASE ASSIST!

Quote:




Utilized my Registry Repair Wizard tool




We do not suggest using Registry Cleaners, or Repair tools. These cause more problems then they fix, and my be part of your problem.
Blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Try doing a Clean Boot in normal mode. If this works, then try adding each item one at a time till you find the culprit.

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Hello,

I'm currently using Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP1.

The computer boots up fine but when I try to load anything from the desktop, it freezes. In order to access anything like my documents or McAfee, I have to open internet explorer which freezes halfway through loading. I then have to bring up the task manager to end the not responding IE browser. After that, I have to end "dwinn.exe". This will allow me to access my folders and McAfee but Internet Explorer will still either remain unresponsive when initiated or freeze halfway through loading.

I managed to run a virus scan on it yesterday which found and quarantined two trojans (I can't recall what type). I also ran an ad-aware scan but neither aided in repairing this problem. Thank you for any help you can extend, it is greatly appreciated!

DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 23:33:16.28 on 2009-01-28
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2800.1106
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.1.1252.1.1033.18.511.242 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
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A:InfectionUnknown/Desktop Freezes Upon Bootup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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Hello, you folks are the best!

Anyways, here is some basic info.

My notebook is a Compaq Presario v4000.
It is running Win. XP w/ SP2.
Intel M processor 1.60Ghz w/ 1.0GB of RAM

I can run in Safe Mode, w/ and without Networking w/ no problems

I have tried scanning with the following:
Ad Aware - 2007
Spybot - Search and Destroy
Norton (?)
CCleaner

I have also taken the keyboard out, due to it having a short. Not too long after that the problems started. However not directly after that.
The keyboard "hole" has been covered up well.

A Norton logo in the system tray turns black when the freeze occurs.

I'm sorry if I left anything out, Thank You, Max.

A:[SOLVED] XP Freezes 15 sec. after desktop appears.

It sounds like you might have a program that is freezing your PC. If you boot into safe mode and go to your start menu > run > and type 'msconfig'

In there you can go to the startup tab. Everything listed there will start when your computer boots up. You can disable almost all of them (some are neccessary, if you have any questions ask before proceeding) and reenable them one at a time and see if you can locate which program is freezing your system.

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I bought the HP phoenix 860-019 a couple of weeks ago and from day 1 it freezes up. There is no one particular thing I am doing, it is very random. Could be 10 mins into use or a couple hours.  All drivers are up to date. I have read that the nvidia 860 card that is installed has issues with windows 10 but don't see any fixes. That drive is up to date as well.  This was a refurbished computer could that be the issue?  Should I reinstall windows? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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Yeah, this is probably a tale as old as time regarding Windows 7...
And of course this has to start happening when I have to head out on vacation... Tomorrow.

Well, I've been having some problems that started... Actually, it had started doing this before, but yesterday it's been doing this yet again. I was on the computer when the power went out yesterday morning. It seemed to start up fine. But I had to turn it off because I had to go to my grandparents. After I got back, I turned the computer on, and this is when everything starts acting up...

I'll turn the computer on. Welcome screen comes up, followed by the Desktop. However, after a few minutes, things will "Freeze." I can still move the cursor around, but nothing works. Icons. Task manager. Nothing.

I've tried Starting Up in Safe Mode and restarting.
I've tried doing System Restore through Safe Mode.

Now, occasionally this leads to the Windows Welcome Screen, followed by nothing more than a Black Screen.

Any advice would be highly appreciated.

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on start-up my desktop freezes up & I have to pull windows task mgr up to restart, everytime I do this, I notice my EXPLORERE.EXE remains frozen & I have to close & loose data. When this starts back up I get a white screen & the block that says "restore my active deskop" & of course I say yea cause I use my garden pics as my desktop-desktop architect to be exact. Its a simple jpg nothing special so I dont know the extra drama is about.

sidebar, my external drive blew out on me, I caved & got a TB, however in trying to fix the old one I uninstalled & reinstalled drives following directions to get my old data back. I now have the slowest connection speed ever and my pc seems 'angry'.

any and all help would be most grateful appreciated.

A:Active Desktop Freezes on Start-up

Don't enable active desktop and see what happens. You can manually set your wall paper after you get your PC up and running.

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Hello,

I am having a problem while playing online battlefield bad company 2. I can login fine, join servers but only play for roughly 10-15 minutes before the it freezes and crashes to the desktop(every now and then a blue screen crash). I have tried changing the DirectX version from auto to 9/10/11 and still same issue. I contacted EA about this and they told me to uninstall/reinstall (uninstall program feature). After doing that, I tried playing online and still the same issue. Contacted again and was instructed to do a manual (delete files/folders and registry items) uninstall/reinstall. This further screwed up the program as I was unable to reinstall so I wiped the HDD with DBAN and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 (32bit Home). Once i got everything all setup again and tried playing, still the same issue. Anyone have any ideas, as EA is clues on what to do besides uninstall/reinstall. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:BF Bad Company 2 Freezes/Crashes to Desktop

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Hi

Two days ago my laptop froze while trying to shut down Spotify and navigate web on Mozilla Firefox at the same time. Forced a restart only for the system to freeze after loading the desktop. Each time I reach the desktop it either: loads very slowly and freezes/becomes unresponsive while loading taskbar icons, or loads very slowly, freezes and then reboots. On one occasion a message displayed 'Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in 1 minute.' During a restart the CHkdsk funtion ran automatically, it made no difference to performance the next time.

- Seems to work fine in Safe mode, however it froze when using Safe mode with Networking

- Scanned in Safe Mode using Malwarebytes anti-malware (free), Superantispyware & Avast. No viruses reported.

-Turned off all programs which were running on startup; other than Toshiba programs, adobe, avast, intel & hardware programs (audio etc).

- Ran System maintenance in safe mode, no problems reported.

- Ran performance issue checker in safe mode, which reported multiple programs running at start-up and Superfetch not being turned on (However was able to run checks again in normal mode, and Superfetch was on).

That is all I can think to report, hope it made some sense. Apologies if posted in wrong place. Thanks for any help or ideas.

Windows 7 Home Premum SP 1
Intel Core i5 M430 @ 2.27 Ghz
64 bit
4gb RAM
Toshiba Satellite L650
Approx 3 years old, OS has never changed
Intel HD Graphics

A:Win 7 freezes and reboots on desktop after start-up

First, do you have your recovery discs that you were asked to build when you first turned on the system after purchase?How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs, and replace product manuals

Creating system recovery media using the Toshiba Recovery Media Creator utility

Self Service

How to restore your Toshiba laptop to its factory fresh software condition using system recovery

Order Recovery Media
In Safe Mode, run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
Type
Code:
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
If the message does not say Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and do steps 1-6 again.
You may need to do steps 1-6 up to three times with a restart in between each run to resolve all corrupted files.
If you still have corrupted files after a fourth run, post back here with the following:Click Start Menu
Click Computer
Open your C: drive
Open Windows
Open Logs
Open CBS
Copy and paste CBS.log or CBS (it may not have the log extension) to a location you will remember.
Compress (zip) the CBS file and attach the .zip file to your next post.




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Good evening guys!

My desktop icons disappear,most likely because it is not responding.I rebooted many times.I can't right click on it.But felt free to tell me if anything needed to use right click on it,cause run can solve it .My taskbar sometimes freezes when my computer reboot.I really need to solve this asap,as it might prove some problems to my parents who sometimes use this computer.

Many thanks!If a screenshot is needed,I will be more than happy to support your help!
 

A:Solved: Desktop and taskbar freezes!

Try this

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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I have ran AVG and Spybot, the spybot keeps reporting malware which it vaults or erases. However my cpu speed seems to still be slow. I think I may have multiple antivirus software running but can't seem to delete them throught the control panel. Any help is greatly appreciated. Here is a fresh hijackthis log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:11:12 PM, on 2/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Moni... Read more

A:Help, my desktop keeps slowing down...and freezes when using MoZilla

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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Hello, I currently have a 2.6Mhz pentium 4 ht processer with a gforce fx 5600 128mb graphics card, and one gig of ram.

My problem is that whenever i log in and the desktop loads, the taskbar loads and the programs i have set to load on startup load, it totally locks up my computer, and the clash light stays on, no blinking. I have to reset many times to get it to actually get in without freezing(like now) and sometimes it even freezes in the first startup screen before it even gets to the xp loading screen. Any help would be very appreciated.

A:Window XP freezes on desktop and startup

list your specs including the power supply
d/l and run your h/d manufacturers diognostic utility on the h/d

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Hi my desktop items seem to freeze when i open and then x out of internet explorer, i can still access the start menu and items on the taskbar, mozilla firefox also works fine, any ideas what the problem may be?
 

A:IE Explorer freezes desktop icons

Slow Internet Explorer?

Do you have the option ticked, in Internet Explorer, 'Tools', 'Internet Options', General Tab, 'Delete browsing history on exit' ?
Also do you use the program 'CCleaner' ? It does a good job of clearing out the files that you collect while browsing. These can slow down I.E to a crawl. Also it's better not to have too many 'add-on's'. To test this, type into your 'search' bar, (from Start), 'Internet Explorer'. In the list, choose the second option down, 'Internet Explorer-no add-ons'. If that is faster, then you can go to 'Tools', 'Manage add-ons',
then clear some of them out. Hope that helps.
 

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I recently purchased an nvidia mx440 64 mg 8agp graphics card used. I have installed it with several different sets of nvidia drivers & it always freezes at same spot on desktop..It is loading drivers with the wait pointer showing.and it freezes soild & I have to do a manual reboot.
My system home made win98se Pcchips MB m810lr
AMD 2000xp 1.7 Ghz 512 mgs ram..
I tried it on another computer running win Xp home & it installed fine.This was a HP pc and it used the XP drivers[microsoft]\
I did a lot of research on this & some think it's the Power supply.I have 300w...Somethink it's a compatability issue with SIS and nvidia being that I need to disable SBA [side band addressing] and fast write on MB. If so how do I go about this as there is no setting in Bios...I can't get far enough into windows to install any of the nvidia tweak programs such as" nvmax" so that's not an option.
Any help appreciated,Thanks Jim

One day at a time sweet Jesus
 

A:nvidia mx440 freezes at desktop

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This problem coincided with the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update (vers. 1607). The PC is also having difficulty booting up since the above upgrade and I frequently see the message:"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key"  I have tried a whole host of suggestions including one from Microsoft Support KB3083595 that disables storAHCI MSI through the registry that didn't seem to make any difference. I did notice (too late as it was after I upgraded) that ACER don't support the Windows 10 upgrade at all for this model but they don't seem to give a reason. Any help / suggestions appreciated.  

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Problem Tsk bar freez + Desktop +Lagging +Slow I cannot Remove The Malware Anti Malwarebytes Won't Work Indeed Last Resort Is Install Combo fix As Recommended By Friend Feels Nothing Happen Still Freez,,I Show you My Log Scan file Of the combo fix On attachment file

A:Malware Freezes Taskbar And Desktop

Here's another Journey to my Endless headache Annoying, Hanging. Freezing, Blocking scenarios,,, I try All of The Anti virus software And Unfortunately Just The same thing i Try Rkill-combofix-win32sality remover-super anti spyware- dds- TDSkellir trojan allureon,,AVG scanner,,,ECT,,and i yet can't Install Anti malwarebytes,This Nightmare start when i install the bleep baidu spark browser,,,few weeks ago at First it was smooth Wooow Few days Its take time to Boot Then (BSOD) i scan With my roboscan anti virus,,Anyway Got AVG with liscense But Its over due and i got Titanium Internet Security But its heavy I dont want it,,,I'm Very Expert on the Computers Hardware repair I can Just change This HDD And trow into trash or smash with hammer, But main things is All my personal things is in there And i like this loptop becoz its handy Its jack of all trade Everything you need,,,Anyway got new loptop Asus dettach type ,,Like i said All my online account and password is there And all gone if Install New Window,,Help!!!!!!!!!

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP Professional since March of 2007, version 5.1.2600. Service Pack 3.0 is installed. My computer is an HP Pavilion dv9000.

Lately, when I go to right-click on an icon on my Desktop, everything freezes. Or if I left-click and try to drag an icon to the Recycle Bin, the graphic image gets over there but then it freezes as a ghost image over the Bin, and everything freezes.

At first I was just having that problem on the Desktop itself, but now I notice that when I am within Windows Explorer and want to do my usual file and folder shuffling, it sometimes freezes as well.

The only way out of this has been to Ctrl-Alt-Delete and either stop Windows Explorer (which is usually Not Responding) or I have to Restart my computer if it's the Desktop that is freezing. Restarting doesn't solve the problem.

I am constantly defragging and I am very up-to-date with anti-virus (Avast! version 4.8 Home Edition) and anti-malware (Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware). I have been using the free version of Advanced SystemCare as my maintenance and cleanup tool, but I have only just now read the notice on this forum (I'm brand new here) that Registry Cleaners are more trouble than they are worth, so I won't be doing THAT again.

Can you help me to fix this?

Thank you!

A:Desktop and Windows Explorer freezes

Have you run RAM diagnostics? I suggest you try that first. D/L the CD based tool (ISO) and burn the image into a blank CD (see my sig for Memtest86+ link) using ImgBurn or Nero or similar program. Boot with this CD so you do not need to run the test in Windows.

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Today I ran into a problem with my PC randomly. It freezes on the desktop and has boot issues such as taking a long time to boot to desktop. One time during the windows logo loading screen, sometime after that it went to a blue screen that flashed really quickly and disappeared before I could take a picture of it with my phone. I did see that it said "bad system...", though I missed the rest of the error message title and error code if there was on.

My specs are listed in my signature. I had a similar issue back in March 2015 and found out it was my video card. The blue screen error messages were different though and I don't remember seeing the same error message I saw today. I replaced the videocard and the problem was solved, though I think there was at least one blue scteen error message that appeared, but it didn't persist.

Anyways, I tried system restore and it didn't solve the problem. The problem just started happening. I briefly checked some of my components inside the case and didn't see any blown up or leaking parts there is dust that maybe I should clean.

Does anyone know what the issue could be?

Thanks
 

A:Win 8.1 pc freezes at desktop, boot issues

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Normal boot appeaers to be going fine until it reaches point where icons should start to appear on desktop but only background loads and system freezes.
Tried System restore.
Tried shutting services down from msconfig

What can I do?
 

A:XP freezes on desktop background after boot

I had a simular problem and the only fix was a Windows XP Repair Install, see: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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I really need some help with this, I have read many posts in here and none had solved my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6843 and since last thursday my computer freezes when it enters the desktop.
Anything I don wont work, the mouse moves, but I cant do anything, and the HD appears to be working nonstop. The cursor only shows the blue circle indicating activity.
In safe mode (with or without networking), it works fine, I have ran many antiviruses in safe mode, but when I restart the computer it freezes again.
It never happened before, and I never updated for SP1, it came that way when I bought it. It has never presented this issue before, and I dont recall installing anything software or hardware. It just suddenly happened.

Any help will be deeply, deeply appretiated.

My system:
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bits SP1
Toshiba Satellite A305-s6843
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10ghz
4gb ram
2 X 200gb HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD3470.

Thanks in advance. Im desperate.

A:Windows vista 64 bit freezes at desktop

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Hi jcvalle,

I would suggest you run system file checker and checkdisk in safe mode as this can fix many problems and try windows defender as well and the malicious software removal tool if you haven't already. If this does fix the problem then I would install SP1 as soon as you can.

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