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IE freezing constantly

Q: IE freezing constantly

Computer freezes constantly, usually in IE, but also in other programs as well.
No error messages shown.

Am running Vista and IE7; have ZoneAlarm firwall, run Spybot S&D at least once a week; also have resident ParetoLogic Antivirus Plus.
Please note: ZoneAlarm disabled only momentarily and purposely at time of this posting.

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Charles at 11:42:24.47 on Thu 01/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.974 [GMT -6:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *disabled*

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ParetoLogic\PLAS\plasservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Anti-Virus PLUS\Pareto_AV.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ParetoLogic\PLAVEngine\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ParetoLogic\PLAVEngine\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNIA\CC\MSNCC\logonmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNIA\CC\MSNCC\msncc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://
mStart Page = hxxp://
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: NoExplorer - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
BHO: {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - No File
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
TB: {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - No File
TB: &Google: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No File
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [HPAdvisor] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp advisor\HPAdvisor.exe autoRun
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] c:\program files\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
uRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
uRun: [Search Protection] c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\SearchProtection.exe
uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
uRun: [Pareto_Update] c:\program files\common files\paretologic\uus2\Pareto_Update.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
mRun: [YSearchProtection] "c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\SearchProtection.exe"
mRun: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
mRun: [VolPanel] "c:\program files\creative\sound blaster x-fi\volume panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r
mRun: [UpdReg] c:\windows\UpdReg.EXE
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateReg] "c:\windows\system32\jureg.exe"
mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
mRun: [OsdMaestro] "c:\program files\hewlett-packard\on-screen osd indicator\OSD.exe"
mRun: [hpsysdrv] c:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [YMailAdvisor] "c:\program files\yahoo!\common\YMailAdvisor.exe"
mRun: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [ZoneAlarm Client] "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zlclient.exe"
mRun: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
mRun: [ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS] "c:\program files\paretologic\anti-virus plus\Pareto_AV.exe" -NM -hidesplash
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~2.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~1.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\setpoint\SetPoint.exe
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
LSP: c:\windows\system32\INetHTTPFilter.dll
Trusted Zone:\www
Trusted Zone:
Trusted Zone:\guru
Trusted Zone:\www.*
Trusted Zone:\www
Trusted Zone:\www
Trusted Zone:\personal
Trusted Zone:\
Trusted Zone:\finance
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.DLL
SEH: {5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA} - No File

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASDIFSV.SYS [2008-2-29 8944]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2008-2-29 55024]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2006-2-16 4096]
R4 SBSDWSCService;SBSD Security Center Service;c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDWinSec.exe [2008-12-17 809296]
R4 ZeppelinService;plasservice;c:\program files\common files\paretologic\plas\plasservice.exe [2008-12-10 587216]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-01-13 20:23 288,768 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2009-01-07 23:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\users\charles\appdata\roaming\MSNInstaller
2008-12-19 10:22 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\MSN Money Investment Toolbox

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-01-15 10:29 23,615,008 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat
2009-01-08 04:52 348,370 a---h--- c:\windows\system32\drivers\vsconfig.xml
2009-01-08 04:50 299,696 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\drivers\fidbox.idx
2008-12-10 11:31 243,024 a------- c:\windows\system32\LSPInstall.dll
2008-12-10 11:31 111,960 a------- c:\windows\system32\INetHTTPFilter.dll
2008-12-09 14:30 143,360 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat
2008-12-09 14:30 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat
2008-12-09 14:30 51,200 a------- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat
2008-12-05 07:42 210 a------- c:\users\charles\appdata\roaming\wklnhst.dat
2008-11-13 15:18 1,221,008 a------- c:\windows\system32\zpeng25.dll
2008-11-07 16:38 84,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\KemXML.dll
2008-11-07 16:38 117,264 a------- c:\windows\system32\KemWnd.dll
2008-11-07 16:38 145,936 a------- c:\windows\system32\KemUtil.dll
2008-11-07 16:38 170,512 a------- c:\windows\system32\kemutb.dll
2008-11-07 16:37 301,656 a------- c:\windows\system32\BtCoreIf.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 52,736 a------- c:\windows\apppatch\iebrshim.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 2,154,496 a------- c:\windows\apppatch\AcGenral.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 541,696 a------- c:\windows\apppatch\AcLayers.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 460,288 a------- c:\windows\apppatch\AcSpecfc.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 173,056 a------- c:\windows\apppatch\AcXtrnal.dll
2008-10-31 21:44 28,672 a------- c:\windows\system32\Apphlpdm.dll
2008-10-31 19:21 4,240,384 a------- c:\windows\system32\GameUXLegacyGDFs.dll
2008-10-29 00:29 2,927,104 a------- c:\windows\explorer.exe
2008-10-21 21:57 241,152 a------- c:\windows\system32\PortableDeviceApi.dll
2008-10-21 19:22 2,048 a------- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll
2008-10-20 23:25 296,960 a------- c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-20 23:25 1,645,568 a------- c:\windows\system32\connect.dll
2008-06-21 10:24 174 a--sh--- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2008-06-21 10:14 665,600 a------- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2006-11-02 06:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 06:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 06:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 06:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2006-11-02 03:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 03:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 03:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 03:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2008-03-31 08:40 2,048 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\lastalive0.dat
2008-03-31 08:40 2,048 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\lastalive1.dat
2008-02-26 12:48 8,192 a--sh--- c:\windows\users\default\NTUSER.DAT

============= FINISH: 11:43:14.13 ===============

A: IE freezing constantly

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. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. * Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop. DDS.scr DDS.pif * Double 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_Scan * Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. * Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.Information on A/V control HERE

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I have a 1.60 GHz pentium with 256 MB of ram, running XP Pro 2002 Service Pack 2. I would say this system is 4 or 5 years old now.

I took my computer in for service the first part of June, had the hard drive wiped clean and a clean install of the XP Pro. Last week it just started going haywire. The screen would go black and it would freeze (mouse and keyboard--no Ctl-Alt-Del). I took it in to the shop last Thursday, and they removed an internet filtering program that I had downloaded. That helped quite a bit, but it still freezes on me. Sometimes I can work for 4 hours, sometimes 5 minutes before it freezes. I could not even work on it today, it froze constantly. I also replaced the mouse because the driver was old and the problem seemed possibly to be mouse related. That also did not help the problem--in fact, I think the old mouse worked better. I have run Scan Disk several times, Spybot, AVG, and CCleaner. No viruses detected. The whole system seems to be running slower than usual, too. I do notice some graphics involvement when it freezes--the mouse will be cut in half or there will be a little vertical line.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:XP Pro Freezing Constantly

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Alright, I'm at my wits end with this machine. I've re-installed XP at least five times, I've tried different RAM, and I've even tried another hard drive. All it does is freeze, right after the install, so I know it's not any software that's causing it. Common sense tells me it's the RAM, but I've replaced that.

Any help appreciated.

A:XP Constantly freezing

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OK I know MSN freezes on all computers every now and again but mine has been playing up a lot lately.

In the past it has frozen during conversations etc...But in the past few days it shuts down immediately upon opening it (each time).

It says 'Not Responding'.

I've tried closing it while frozen using Task Manager however this does not work - (I've left it 5mins+ to close - nothing happens!)

I've tried Shutting Down or Restarting the computer. Each time it takes about 1-2mins to respond and then it says 'Logging out' and then 'Shutting Down'.
However it stays on the 'Shutting Down' screen for ages. I've left it on one for 2hrs.

Each time I end up having to just manually shutting down the laptop by cutting the power...

Anyone know how to resolve this?

Thanks a million!

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My current pc keeps constantly freezing and is beginning to do it ever more constantly.
It also has a tendency to reboot aswell.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1650 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 298245 MB, Free - 121114 MB; D: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 472108 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, MRS600M, ,
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.2, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have tried to find the cause of this and have a minidump file saying its due to an nt driver.
I have windows firewall on and run eset smart security and over the last few days have run spybot s&d, super anti spyware, ccleaner, malwarebytes and eset all within safe mode to make sure system is clean.

Is it possible that my old x1650 needs replaced or possibly my hard drive as it is quite old now ?
Any help appreciated thanx.

A:pc freezing constantly

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I installed driver version 362.00 and everything worked great. I played Dark Souls 3 for about an hour with 65% fan speed, after a 10 min break I played CS GO then the problem started to happen. Screen tear is present and my game freezes then recovers. The audio will also freeze in that frame. I uninstalled my nvidia drivers with DDU and clean installed the latest driver but the problem still persist.

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I really hope someone can help me with this after installing windows 8 and using it for the past 3 weeks now I have found that my pc is freezing and not closing down properly and this gets worse with each day. I am unable for some reason to go back to windows 7 using the factory restore tool!!. But I will say I do like using windows 8 but these crashes are now beginning to get on my nerves due to them happening constantly all day.

I have uploaded a zip file with my events log and hoping that if I can get these fixed I will be happy to stay with windows 8. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Freezing Constantly

Hey ya, welcome.

Please run the tool in the top thread on the Crash subforum in the manner it asks, then attach the zip here that it makes. We'll see what's up.

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For the past two months my laptop has been freezing inexplicably most often when browsing the internet, the weird part is that it'll freeze the first time but when i restart it it acts stable.I tried system restore, cleaning the registry, AV scans and spyware scans (With multiple programs), updated all drivers, defraged the hard drive

The only two things that u can think of is my Zone Alarm Firewall interfering with AVG (I heard this happens sometimes) or the numerous errors in the events viewer listed below:

Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs; Description = Windows Update; Error = 0x80070070).

Crash dump initialization failed!

The program msiexec.exe version 5.0.7600.16385 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Session "Microsoft Security Essentials OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000DDETAIL -
6 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-539818367-1157593759-2051514879-1000:
Process 2864 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Sony\VCM Intelligent Network Service Manager\VcmINSMgr.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-539818367-1157593759-2051514879-1000
Process 2864 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Sony\VCM Intelligent Network S... Read more

A:OS constantly freezing

it looks like you have avg and microsoft security essentials both running- I would un install mse and see if that fixes the problem as they may may (or may not?) play well together. This is unlikely but the update error 0x80070070 is about your hdd being full- is it? Here is an article on that-

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My hard drive was replaced 3 weeks ago. I installed OS and the bear minimum software. I then installed all patches/updates to OS and office that were available through windows update. ever since day 1 - this computer will not stop freezing up... it is constant. I have already posted here and had computer hijacked - I have ad-aware and run it daily. the puter even freezes on start -up on occassion - rarely runs for more than 1/2 hour at a time.... always will freeze when it isn't used for several minutes... all power settings have been shut off - no screen saver/powering down monitor/or hibernation .... I feel like it could be a driver... I already uninstalled Nvidia Gforce3 ... so windows is using a generic video driver - hardware settings shows nvidia being disabled. I don't know what else to do . Here is an updated hijack log. Any advice?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:36:37 PM, on 6/15/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE... Read more

A:freezing constantly.

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I updated a compaq laptop computer from ME to XP. I added 256 ram on the laptop since it only had 56.

It was working fine and I returned it to the owner and they said whenever they were using AOL it was freezing.

I started working with it and it was freezing so muchand it keep checking the disks for errors and correcting the problems. I decided to reformat and reinstall. That is completed but now when I go to windows update it freezes. I've tried typing it in, going thru explorer and trying to go to and then a link from there but as soon as it gets to the windows update address it freezes.

Any suggestions?


A:XP constantly freezing

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

A:Computer freezing constantly.

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

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

A:Computer freezing constantly

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer is constantly freezing

Hi .Since you fingered iTunes...I would go to Event Viewer and see if there are any errors listing iTunes as the troublespot.How To Use Event Viewer - If so, I would uninstall it, reinstall it.How much free space in C: partition? How large is C:?How much RAM installed on system?If there are any errors in Event Viewer citing IDE0, IDE1, the details of those.Louis

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I'm not entirely sure I've posted this in the correct section of the forum but I'm not really sure what the problem is, so apologies if this is in the wrong place. I have a HP Pavilion g series laptop, I got it in February of this year and it has been running brilliantly until a week or two ago. It has started freezing just after startup, the mouse still moves but if I click anything I just get a spinning blue circle and Ctrl + Alt + Del does absolutely nothing. I got told to try Ctrl + Shift + Esc instead but that doesn't work either. The computer runs fine in Safe Mode with absolutely no issues, and if I manually restart, boot in Safe Mode and then restart into normal mode sometimes it will come on and work normally.

I have looked at several forums already and following suggestions to others I've tried clean booting, which didn't help, and disabled the Computer Browsing - which seemed to fix the problem for a day. I can't System Restore because my laptop has no restore points saved which seems bizarre especially as I'm sure a couple of times I have specifically told it to save a point.

I checked the Event Logs (again following suggestions on other forums) and it seems that the system crashed on the 24th of May there is an error stating:
The previous system shutdown at 19:40:45 on &#8206;24/&#8206;06/&#8206;2012 was unexpected.

After this there are just Error messages everywhere. The 24th and 25th have Warnings ev... Read more

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I recently got a used HP Compaq nx9010 and I just installed Windows xp home on it. It doesnt seem to matter what I'm doing on it, I totally freeze at any (& several) random times. Nothing phases it except shutting it off & restarting. Any clue where to start?


P.S. I am at a motel that has wireless internet. I bought a Netgear wireless card for the laptop yesterday but I seem to get kicked off quite quite often. My desktops connection still will still be connected fine but just the laptop will suddenly show no connection. Also sometimes my laptop will show I'm connected at a very fast mbps but show signal strength at very low & it varies how I run then . Any clue on it?

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

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

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i have opera. (is that a good browser? what do you guises recommend?) I also downloaded aim (newest version) and once in a while it freezes. idk why! help?

A:Opera; AIM is constantly freezing.


I am not to familiar with Opera my self never really used it. But if it works for you and you like it then keep using it. As for the AIM problem. AIM uses a lot of ram the last time I checked. I might recommend that you try the program called Pidgin. This is a multi-protocol program that you can run aim in. See if that works any better for you.


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Hello. A few days ago, I got a brand new Acer Iconia W500 tablet running Windows 7 Home (32-bit), which is frequently freezing on me. In the process of configuring the computer for optimal use, I uninstalled several of the Acer junk programs that the machine came with and downloaded & installed Java, Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, and Ad-Aware, as well as attempting to run Windows Update. This is when the tablet started freezing up. I uninstalled Ad-Aware to free up resources, but that did not improve anything.
Anytime I try to open more that one tab or window in Internet Explorer (8), it is guaranteed to become non-responsive and can only be closed via the task manager, after which IE will continue to freeze until the computer is restarted. It should be noted that when IE is frozen and the processes are listed, there is always one more iexplore.exe process than is actually running (if opening a second tab made it lock up, there will be three IE processes listed). Windows Explorer also occasionally becomes non-responsive. When restarting or shutting down the tablet after a lock-up, it will usually freeze while shutting down, requiring a hard restart.
Windows Update initially claimed it downloaded 58 updates successfully, but when I chose to install them, it made no progress. Now when I try to run WU, it says that it’s checking for updates, indefinitely.
The computer runs fine when I start it in Safe Mode (w/ Networking), so it seems like something ... Read more

A:New Iconia Tab Constantly Freezing

Anyone got any ideas?

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
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Hi Shadowraider and welcome to TSF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Built what I thought was a dream rig but it's a nightmare and freezes at any point from welcome screen to an hour in but it will freeze at some point any time I start it. Thought it was bad RAM or I5 RAM in an AMD build (given by mistake) but apparently not according to tech people, Corsair themselves and Memtest. The HDD is a Seagate Barracuda but a chkdsk on it was fine. Temp is fine (30's) and system in 40's. AMD 1090T, Gigabyte GA-790XTA--UD4 motherboard, OCZ PSU (700W), GEForce 9800GTX, Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 Core I5 (Corsair said the only difference is an AMD runs it at 1333) and an Noctua Heatsink which I only mention because it now blocks the RAM .Hoping it's the video Card or PSU as all the other wiring is hidden out of sight under the MB and elsewhere. Worked fine before, sorry I ever touched it, Windows 7 which ran on the other computer for months, Thankyou

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

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


A:Computer constantly freezing

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

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

A:Computer constantly freezing! Need Help!

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i've had my laptop for a year now and i've never had ANY problems with it whatsoever. well, i took my husband's external hard drive b/c mine is falling apart and i was freaking out i'd lose everything on it, so put it all on his for extra backup. well, that was DAYS ago, maybe 4-5. i'm not sure this has anything to do with it, but i wanted to mention that's the only new thing i've done, besides the usual.

at school on thursday, i brought the external in so my classmate could put a program (visual studio 2008) on it for me. his microsoft security essentials went off with about 4 worms/trojans. he said he cleaned it off, but now ever since then, my laptop keeps freezing! it doesn't matter what i do or load up, it'll freeze within 2 minutes.

essentials said it successfully deleted the worms, so i'm not sure that's it. it's just weird that after he hooked up the external to his laptop, it caused MINE to freeze, even though i don't have it hooked up to my laptop. i hooked it up when i got home from school and then took it off b/c it started freezing. while i was sitting there, though, he wanted to make sure none of it got onto his (he has windows 7), he ran his antivirus through and nothing came up, so he said he didn't get any of it.

i have no clue what to do and i'm sorry if it's in the wrong place. i'm not sure if i should just reinstall vista with the CD that came with my laptop, but i'... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!



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

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

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

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

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

thanks for your help


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I have an E-machines EL1358-53 desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS.

The system seems to freeze up (no blue screen, just not responding), mostly when Windows boots up, or working on files through the network. I have tried to restore to previous date, and also wiped out hard drive and re installed windows. I do not really know what to do at this point, nor do i want to spend the money out of my budget to buy a new desktop.

I know this info will not be enough for anyone to give me an appropriate response, so what else do I need to post on here to help anyone out with my problem?

Thank you in advance.

A:Windows 7 64 Bit constantly freezing

Do you know what your Hard drive speed is. Also how much ram dose your computer?

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I am running Vista Basic

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

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Hi guys
Im not really good when it comes to dealing with computer problems
I need some help
I bought a new laptop recently (Qosmio f60 series)
and the specs are

Intel core i5 2.27GHz
6 GM ram
64-bit Operating system
GeForce GT 330M graphic card

Now the problem is that the laptop freezes up when Im either shutting it down or leaving it idle for more than 10 minutes
and sometimes when I force it to restart from freezing up
It is completely fine when Im doing my tasks or even playing high-end games on ultra graphic settings(although the temperature of the laptop gets really high..)

And sometimes when I force it to re-start it will go into a 32 bit system mode(some kinda fail-safe system?)

I have tried to create a system repair disc to solve the problem but it did nothing...
I need help PLEASE!!!

A:New laptop freezing constantly

It should still be under warranty. I recommend taking it back to where you bought it and get it fixed for free.

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HP Pavilion dv7-6b78us
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
IE 10
All Important Windows updates applied.
This thing will not stop crashing/freezing.
Most time while online I'll get a pop up saying the webpage, IE or explorer.exe has stopped working/responding or the thing will just freeze and all I can do is press and hold down the power button and restart.
I haven't been able to repeat the problem in safe mode.
I reinstalled Windows from the recovery partition a day or two ago, updated Windows, rebooted and the thing locked up immediately.
I've scanned with 5-6 different antivirus/antimalware scanners and none have ever found anything.

Thank you for your time and help,

A:Constantly freezing and becoming unresponsive

Event Viewer
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 2013-08-07T17:44:23.024
Event ID: 89
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
Computer: Manager-HP
ACPI thermal zone ACPI\ThermalZone\THRM has been enumerated.
_PSV = 0K
_TC1 = 0
_TC2 = 0
_TSP = 0ms
_AC0 = 0K
_AC1 = 0K
_AC2 = 0K
_AC3 = 0K
_AC4 = 0K
_AC5 = 0K
_AC6 = 0K
_AC7 = 0K
_AC8 = 0K
_AC9 = 0K
_CRT = 372K
_HOT = 370K
_PSL - see event data.

Your PC appears to be over-heating.
Download Speccy and post a screenshot.

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I have had my laptop (Toshiba Satelite) for at least a year or two, quite a while now, and have had no problems with it at all until just a few days ago. It has started to freeze up and not respond to anything except mouse motions. It usually does this with anything other than Internet Explorer and does it especially if I run a program like Windows Defender, or Malwarebytes, which I installed today because of a reccomendation in another thread on here. It will let those open up and then freeze a couple minutes into the scan. It will freeze with IE open much later than with other things open. When it freezes, it will just let me move the mouse and that's it. It will not respond to any clicks, keystrokes, ctrl alt del, or anything other than holding the power button down until it turns off. It has done this every time I have restarted my computer today, which seems to be about at the 800 mark by now... It's confusing, it will freeze quicker with some programs and not as quickly with others, but when it does, the only way to get out of it is to forcibly shut it down. Thanks in advance for any help!

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

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

A:Computer Constantly Freezing

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Hi there,

I am hoping there is someone that can help me solve an issue I have been having with my computer. Over the last couple of months, the computer has been freezing. It all started with the BSOD but that has stopped and now the whole system is freezing. Sometimes it will freeze right when I log in, sometimes I can work on it for 10-15 minutes before it freezes and sometimes I can work for a couple of hours before it freezes. I end up having shut the computer off at the cpu and start all over. The only time it does not freeze is when I am running in safe mode. This is what I have done so far:

- Removed any programs I thought might be the problem, ie., Windows Live Movie Maker, Skype, Logitech webcam etc.
- Did a registry clean using Eusing Registry Cleaner
- Cleaned up any errors using Errorend

I am totally at a loss at what might be causing this problem and I'm hoping there is someone out there that can help me out. I have attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 file.

Thanks in advance!

A:Vista constantly freezing

Hello and welcome to the forum..

You have 56 minidump files and yes that's a lot I will start going through them in a couple of minutes. First you need to do 2 things.

1. Run a full updated scan using your anti-virus

2. Download malwarebytes and run a full scan here is the link and use the free version.

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Please give us the results of these two scans as soon as possible...

Please DO NOT use any registry cleaner they can them selfs cause a lot of problems within your system. Remove it from your system and as we go we will show you and tell you what you can use.

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

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

Compaq Prescario SR1426NX
Intel 4 Pros.

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

THANKS again!

A:Computer Constantly Freezing, I've been everywhere

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

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

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

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A:Computer constantly freezing (XP)

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Computer Constantly Freezing

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

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I had one problem after the next, this is the latest vista just keeps freezing at random times, sometimes right after boot sometimes a hour later. I tried virus scan with avast and it had found nothing and i checked both hard drives and those were fine. Is there any other reason why its freezing up i really would not like to reinstall vista again. Thanks

A:Vista Constantly Freezing

I had one problem after the next, this is the latest vista just keeps freezing at random times, sometimes right after boot sometimes a hour later. I tried virus scan with avast and it had found nothing and i checked both hard drives and those were fine. Is there any other reason why its freezing up i really would not like to reinstall vista again. Thanksfreezing usually has to do with hardware. make sure you have correct and updated vista drivers and also check the heat out of ur cpu things like that you might want to run diagnostics on ur memory and maybe your harddrive

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I have had mu computer since November last year. Its a top of the range machine.

Windows 7 keeps freezing on me, and I have to force shutdown by pressing & holding the off button, as ctrl+alt+delete doesn't work (and nothing else does, either!).

There is nothing noteworthy in the application logs. There is no correlation between what I am doing on the machine and when the freezing occurs - it's totally random.

My boyfriend bought a computer at the same time as me (different brand) - and he is having the same exact problem. He is a computer tech guy, so he rebuilt his machine from scratch, but it is still happening regularly.

My machine cost a lot of money, and I'm scared it is going to get damaged because this keeps happening.

Please help!

A:Windows 7 Freezing constantly...

You will need to provide more information about the specifications of the computer. Has it been freezing since you got it? If not, do you remember the last software or hardware change that was done? The problem could be simple, but in order to solve it, we'll need more information. Please update your system specifications (make, model, hard drive size, RAM amount etc) so that help may be had. Don't worry about the 'freezing' breaking something.
Something is already broken or at least not set up correctly. There are tons of people here who have answers to any question.

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A couple weeks ago I found I had the doginhispen virus, with the main symptom being 100% CPU use, with my system constantly seizing up. I thought i had resolved the problem, but the 100% CPU problem is still happening with my system continually slowing down to a crawl or outright freezing, though I can't find any traces of the virus.

Here's my HijackThis log. Any help you can offer would be extremely appreciated. Thanks so much!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:09:06 AM, on 10/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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A:Need Help! 100% CPU use, system constantly freezing

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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If you're not receiving help elsewhere, and still require assistance for this issue, and since it has been a few days since you first posted, please do this:
Download RSIT by random/random and Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click RSIT.exe to run the tool.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
Please copy/paste the contents of log.txt and info.txt in your next reply.

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

A:Computer is constantly freezing

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My Vista laptop freezes all the time. Often, I am just browsing the internet (no other apps open), and the computer completely freezes. I can't move the mouse at all, and CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't do anything at all. The only solution is to do a hard reset of the computer.

Additionally, the laptop often fails to go into hibernate. The screen goes black but the various activity indicator lights stay on. I can't "wake up" the computer by pressing the power button, and moving the mouse of pressing other buttons doesn't do anything. Again, the only solution is a hard reset.

Often, when I start up the computer again, it freezes completely at the loading windows screen. I have to do a hard reset yet again, and then I have to run the "windows failed to start" utility and do a system restore before I can use the computer again.

Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this? It's driving me crazy!

P.S. I cannot install SP1 for some reason (Microsoft and Dell support are clueless about this, and the only way to do this seems to be completely reformatting), so I am running Vista Home Premium without the SP1 update. Not sure if that makes any difference for the freezing problem though.

A:Vista Constantly Freezing

What's your startup programs?

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can any one say this wht happend to my pc ?it loads the operating system (windows xp)and runs for some amount of time(15 minutes) after that it will stuck ,no further movement ,i cant do any thing, even cntl+alt+del.the only idea is switch off the machine.again same process repeats .please give me answer.even i cant install new os ,in the bois setup also it will stuck after 5 mins.

A:Machine constantly freezing!

Please list the complete specs of your machine. Include in that your power supply brand name, watts, and amps per rail. (amps per rail found on side of power supply)

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I got my new Yoga 900 in the mail about two days ago and ever since it's been randomly freezing - more frequently recently.  It froze once on the first day of use and I chalked it up to errors with Windows 10.  It froze once more before I updated Windows and today after updating Windows it froze four times in one day.  There's no error message or anything, it just freezes completely without a BSOD and the only way to use it again is to shut it off and turn it back on. Aside from uninstalling bloatware and updating Windows with windows update, I haven't made any modifications to the software or anything.  I haven't dropped it and it's always been put in a case when stowed in my backpack.  I've babied this thing every step of the way.  What's causing this?  I'm really disappointed in having these problems with a brand new $1300 laptop.  Is this common?

A:New Yoga 900 Constantly Freezing

Hi yogaflame, welcome to the forum.
     If all of the "bloatware" you are referring to, includes the Lenovo Companion, and Settings, you probably didn't receive the updates provided by Lenovo.
    Still, if you go here:
   ... and compare your installed driver versions, to the Lenovo driver list, then update to the new, you should be all set.
     Make note that there is a new BIOS, C6CN34WW, so if you're not on that revision, update the BIOS first.

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I hope I'm this posting in the right section.

Anyway my problems is that my PC freezes at random moments (while gaming, browsing, or even just browsing) , sometimes just temporarly, but keeps those 30 sec-1min freezes throughout, other times it stops responding completely , and while i can move the mouse , i can't do a thing but restart it.
And when it restarts , it hangs on the welcoming icon and doesn't do a thing, and only gives me a choice to go thru an endless loop of system repair that does nothing. Then i have to turn the power off ad then pray it will start ok next time.

Thing is , that problem has a way of disappearing after the PC isn't being used for a few days, but it comes back after 2-3 weeks. That's why the technical service where i brought it 2 times (it has still a 1,5 year warranty) haven't found a problem with it.

I tried re-installing the OS and cleaning it, like they suggested but the problem persists, so i guess it's hardware related?

I guess somebody will know what to do or encountered this kind of problem before. I hope i explained the problem alright.

Thanks in advance.

A:PC hanging / freezing constantly

Since this seems like a hardware concern, run some hardware checks.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.SeaTools for Windows
SeaTools for DOS
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Monitor temperatures during the following tests. Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures. Real Temp is a good CPU temperature monitor.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download will monitor all hardware temperatures.
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools can be inaccurate for CPU temperatures, but is a good program for GPU temperature monitoring.
Use FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net to test the graphics card GPU. Let it run until the GPU temperatures even out or until the GPU temperatures reach a dangerous level (you can find the max temperature for your card on either the nVidia or AMD sites; if you are not sure, ask us). The goal is to get a steady temperature, find out if the GPU is overheating, or to see if there are any artifacts present in the test itself: look for strange pixelated patterns on the screen or ... Read more

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

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

Here is my HijackThis log:

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\PmmUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\VeriFace\PManage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec BioExcess\EgisTSR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\EgisUpdate.exe
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Been having problems with my keyboard freezing, at first I found that taking the battery out, holding esc for 30 seconds then setting the bios to saved defaults worked as a temporary fix, but as time has went on it has gotten worse, every time I manage to get the keyboard working again as soon as I play anything with sound ie YouTube or iTunes it freezes again and won't work until I do the bios reset, but if I don't play anything with sound it works fine.

Another method I tried was taking the battery out holding the power button for 30 seconds then the windows key and the letter b and resetting the bios to factory settings but even this has not worked. I'm totally stumped as to why this keeps happening as it is so out of the blue, I've also tried reinstalling the keyboard drivers but this did not work either. Would appreciate any help.

Edit: my problems are on a HP pavilion 15-e092sa

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

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

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Startup Files\HijackThis.exe

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

A:Computer Freezing Constantly

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Hi. I ran the scans as instructed. I have no idea what they say. The computer constantly freezes up, which the only solution is to restart. Even Task Manager freezes.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by TESTA at 10:34:55.65 on Mon 12/29/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.530 [GMT -5:00]

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
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A:Always freezing up. Constantly need to restart


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

A:Computer Freezing Constantly Every Day

I totally forgot the process of how things are done when asking for help if you think your computed is infected. I've since download DDS and used it.
As far as the scan goes I'm in the dark about what could be the problem with my computer constantly freezing a couple of times every day.
 As I said in my first incorrect post, during the last few weeks my computer has been freezing up on me constantly and I've had to restart it to get things back to "normal".
 I know that various things cause your computer to freeze and thought that maybe that the fact that I haven't done a defrag in a while could be the problem.  I defragged last night and unfortunately, that didn't resolve my problem.
 I've did a full scan with Dr. Web Cureit(took around 12 hours) back in late August and a few things were found which I deleted.  Then about a week or so ago I did a full scan with Malwarebytes and it found a few things and I thought that was that. I should also mention that there have been these error messages popping up for Norton every few days "Symantec Service Framework encountered a problem and needed to close".  When I typed in a search I came up with the following website
I didn't install anything as I wasn't sure that I should. 
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Things will be fine for a few seconds or minutes, but then Windows freezes. It'll freeze for a few seconds, sometimes ten to fifteen, and then it'll go back to normal. It doesn't matter what I am doing; the problem happens regardless. I can't save anything to disk to back up for a re-install of Windows or anything because the freezing screws up the saving. In addition, I cannot reboot or shut down the computer manually; the process hangs at the "Windows is shutting down" phase, and doesn't move along, no matter how long I wait. What can be causing this and, more importantly, what can fix this?

All help greatly appreciated.

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I've had my laptop for about 2 years now and never had any trouble with it, but for the past week it freezes straight as a I log on and won't go back to working again. After running virus scans in safe mode (it usually freezes half way through them) and leaving it off for 24 hours it worked fine again for about 2 hours then the same thing happened again. Tried to run the scans again but nothing happened. A week ago (just before this all started) I connected my new iPhone 5 to the laptop and it froze it then, so I went to system restore back to the date this happened, then it crashed during that, now the thing doesn't even recognise its on charge and won't switch back on at all?

A:Constantly freezing laptop

check your temperatures and run the hard drive makers diagnostic on the hard drive

make and model of the laptop is?

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I hope this is in the right place.

I am constantly having to quit firefox and restart it because it keeps freezing up. I have spent a fortune on antispyware and still no resolution. A friend recommended Hijackthis and I did it, have a log and don't know where to start.

If I post my log, can someone help me out here. I'm in waaayyyy over my head.


A:Firefox constantly freezing

Thanks for moving this to the right place TW!Here is my Log if it helps:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:07:37 PM, on 3/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)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\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\SBAMSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.ya... Read more

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My system has been freezing constantly the last few days.. at first it was overnight, then at random times, then it also started restarting for no reason at random times, now it can barely get past a restart without freezing on the windows xp screen. I've even tried running safe mode and it frooze there too.

I recently had some help from this forum last week removing a virus. I'm not sure if that might of had anything to do with it or not.

Here's my comp's specs...

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 DQ170A-ABA M470N 0qq1114RE101OXFOR10
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 'P4SD-LA' Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.24 04/14/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
160.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
18.56 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ASUS CD-S480/AH [CD-ROM drive]
HP DVD Writer 400c [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST3160021A [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JS1CD2S, rev 3.06, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

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This computer is used by more than one person and my roomate didn't understand the warning message Avast gave when a bad file was dowloaded, and it was allowed on the computer and now the computer is infected. He doesn't know what the file was called or any information unfortunately. The symptoms are that Explorer constantly freezes for the most inane actions like opening a folder. I'm running Vista on a Hp Pavillon dv9417ca Notebook PC with 2 gigs of Ram, AMD Turion 64 X2 1.8 GHz processor, and a 160 gig harddrive that keeps changing size(Part of the infection).

I first cleaned out the temp files with ATFcleaner
Then I ran Malwarebytes and ran it again from Safe mode
I then ran Avast from a boot scan.
I finally ran Kaspersky online scanner.

Nothing was found by any of these.

I was going to try to use combofix but I read on the site that it can damage my system and since I'm ignorant of its function, I won't.

Any help would be more than appreciated.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Good loving at 19:36:24.41 on 29/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.1982.983 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:Explorer Constantly Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.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 instructio... Read more

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For a good few months I've had Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my laptop, and for those few months I've had absolutely no problems whatsoever. However, recently my laptop has begun to freeze a number of times while in use. The freezes seem to happen when certain applications are in use, (Browsing in any internet browser, using instant messengers, ETC) I even think it's starting to suspect it's helping to produce I/O device errors as I've gotten a couple of those today, Once while extracting something from a rar and again while burning a DVD.

This has never happened before, and my computer hasn't undergone any significant changes to cause it either, so I'm pretty stumped. So, I'm here asking for help, on my first post no less.

A:Windows 7 Freezing Constantly

Welcome to Seven Forums...

I suggest you run the gammut of normal diagnostic tests.

Start > "cmd" > Right Click cmd.exe > Run as Admin...
Enter line: "sfc /scannow"
If you get errors, run it 3 times.


Peform a system restore to a previous point.


Perform a repair install.
Repair Install

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I have this laptop I sto- I mean borrowed from my brother and I have been having constant bother from it.

It began with the problems of two broken keys (G and H) and a problem with connecting to the internet...

So I sent it off.

When it came back from a computer repair company called "Tech Guys" (This is in England, by the buy) and it made things worse. It then started freezing on occasions and the date and time settings were broken.

I sent it off again,

They replaced the motherboard because it was corrupted but then freezing became the terrible condition and I sent it off, again and again. But they didn't fix it. They didn't send me a new one either. Luckily we get unlimited fixes because we pay.

I want to fix it, could you guys kindly look into it?


A:Help! Constantly freezing laptop!

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I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. Probably get bumped.

So whenever I visit or any other Bell media website, the video I choose to watch freezes. Whenever I visit these websites on my smart phone or anyone's computer but my own, it works perfectly fine.

I have tried turning off all my plugins concerning advertsing (ghostery, ABP) and still the same issues. I have updated java and flash and was unable to fix it. Other websites carrying videos including Youtube have not been affected by this issue.

I do not believe this is a network issue, nor a hardware issue since other websites work fine. This website used to work perfectly for me as well. Something has changed and I need to find out what.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

System Information
Time of this report: 1/13/2012, 14:52:53
Machine name: TITO-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.111025-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G6950 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3580MB RAM
Page File: 2210MB used, 4947MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

A:Video on Constantly Freezing

Try clearing out all your temporary internet files and internet cache, cookies etc. Easiest way to do that is with Ccleaner: Download CCleaner 3.14.1616 -

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Good Day,

For about the past two weeks, i have been encountering some problems with my PC which include ...

- PC freezing during use (which requires a restart because not even CTRL+ALT+DELETE works)

- About every other day while booting up a message stating "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device."

- And finally the BSOD about three times during the past two weeks

I'm not sure of the cause, but i thought i'd start by considering it a virus/malware/spyware issue ....

I downloaded dds.scr and tried running it but i get a message stating "This tool does not support your operating system" ....

I run Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 1

Thank You for any help ....

A:PC freezing constantly, BSOD, and MORE

Help !!

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hello. i have vista and an hp slimline pc. recently got a dsl modem and i think thats when the problem began. pc is just CONSTANTLY freezing. program not responding, over and over. heres my log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:27:16 AM, on 12/31/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\hp\kbd\kbd.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exeC:\Users\coreyg\Downloads\HiJackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Soft... Read more

A:HijackThis Log pc constantly freezing HELP

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma.

Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread.

Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer

*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.

*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.

*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it.

*Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try.

*Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.

Now onto trying to fix your computer. I am looking over your log, and I will be back in a bit with some instructions.

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

A:Computer constantly freezing up

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Alright. This happened a long time ago, and I fixed it somehow. However, now it is happening again, and I cannot remember how I fixed it for the life of me. When a pop-up comes up, it freezes FireFox. The built in Pop-up blocker is on, but that's not the problem. I don't care for pop-ups, it's always fun to constantly click that X button every time one appears. But now, it will always freeze once I close out of it. Any suggestions?


A:FireFox constantly freezing.

Did you try to reinstall Mozilla Firefox yet?

That might be an easy solution to your problem.

If that doesn't work you might try to get a new user account for mozilla firefox which resets all of the settings back to default.

1. Close Firefox completely (select File > Exit from the main menu of Firefox).
2. Select Start > Run... from the Windows Start menu (use the search box on Vista).
3. Enter firefox.exe -ProfileManager and press ok
4. Click Create Profile (Follow steps and once finished...)
5. Delete the default profile you have there, and start to use the other one (newly made) one.

Hope this helps!


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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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Hi there! New here, so I will try my best to describe what is going on. First off, I want to say that i am NOT at all computer saavy..I know the basics, so I apologize for the tons of questions I will probably end up asking..if you can help me , that is.
I am running Win XP Home, AMD Athlon XP Processor 1.67GHz, 256 MB RAM. If you need any other info, PLEASE let me know.
A few weeks ago, all of a sudden , my pc started running a bit sluggish, mouse was really lagging too. The pc started freezing up on me...the pointer would still move freely , but if I go to click on anything, nothing happens, it just sits. Also, the comp will just restart. I will be reading mail, on a message board , looking something up..and it will happen, so I'm not noticing and particular moment that it does this. The thing is , it is to the point now where i am lucky to get online! It will freeze before I can even connect now.There is also a box popping up saying this...
"rundll- error loading nview.dll- a dynamic link library initialization routine failed"
and also...
I have no clue what these mean, why they are coming up all of a sudden or what to do about them.
When it freezes up, the only way I can shut it down is to use the power button on the cpu. I am at my wit's end here !! If there is anybody with some advice that might help, I would greatly ... Read more

A:Freezing up and pc restarting constantly..


Seems to me that you have you video drivers missing or something.


rundll- error loading nview.dll- a dynamic link library initialization routine failed

Are you running multiple monitors? Anyway, try Start=>Run=>msconfig
Then go to the startup tab and search for a line called rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook or something similar. The Startup Item should be nview. Uncheck it.



This one should be related to your drivers. Can you find out the name of your graphic card? Drivers page This is the page to download drivers for the graphics. Check if you see anything familar.

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My USB mouse keeps freezing every few seconds. Regardless of what I'm doing, it will freeze every 10-15 seconds for a period of time of anywhere from half a second or so to ~10 seconds. I've tried this in multiple USB ports and I've gone through all of the settings to disable the powering down of the USB, etc. I've replugged the mouse and restarted my PC more times than I care to count over the last two days. I've uninstalled and reinstalled drivers automatically and manually a silly amount of times. This has also happened with two mice in two days, except one of them now isn't even being recognised by Windows anymore. I tried to system restore, but the furthest back I could restore to was about two hours after the problem started occurring.

Any help would be great, as this is unbelievably frustrating.


A:Mouse freezing constantly

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


A:Computer Freezing Constantly

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

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Hoping for your help once again. I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop. Operating system is Windows 7. Google chrome is my internet browser. I bought it new a year and a half ago. In the past week it has started to lag and freeze constantly. It also takes forever for it to load when it has been shut down. Please help asap. My daughter is going to leave for college in a few says and this laptop is (hopefully) going with her.

A:Lagging and freezing constantly

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I'm not sure if the OS is the problem, as my parents computer runs windows 7 (same version I have) and never experianced the problem that I know of.

I've had my computer for about 2 weeks, (friend helped me build it). In that time it's frozen about 5 times, twice in one day, and 3 in the past 2 days. It's an ENTIRE computer freeze, nothing responds beyond the restart button/power button. Once it restarts it's fine, until it happens again.

Music/sound has been playing each time, short of one time, and when it freezes it loops the current noise with an area of about 0.5 ish seconds of the track, sometimes a little more by the sound of it. If I turn off the speakers/turn it out/up it reacts, so I know it's just because it froze that the sound is looping constantly usually creating a loud buzzer noise.

I've been having some graphics problems as well, but I ran a downgraded version update and it's still happening. (Not that it's related, just something I tried for another reason and the freezing continued). It doesn't look like it's triggered by anything specific since i've been doing different things each time it happened.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

A:Windows 7 freezing constantly.

probably a heating issue open the case & run.

do u have a Graphics card?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:29:11 AM, on 6/28/2011Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Users\Lizzie Young\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Air Mouse\Air Mouse\Air Mouse.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_clipbook.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Prog... Read more

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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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. 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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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

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

A:computer constantly crashing/freezing HELP!

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Hi all,

This problem really started about a month ago.

Around the end of November, my computer (Windows 7 64-bit, Dell Inspiron N4010) kept freezing after startup. I read an article that told me to do a clean boot, which I did, but it didn't help. I realized it didn't happen when I wasn't connected to the Internet. The problem finally ended when I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome. All was well, I thought.

Then, on Christmas, it happened again. It doesn't happen after startup anymore, lately it's been happening while I'm video chatting on Skype and Yahoo. Then again, it just happened while I wasn't doing anything in particular (I had google Chrome up but I wasn't really doing anything) ... when it freezes, everything freezes slowly. First video freezes, then the taskbar etc. freezes, I can't open Task Manager cuz ctrl + alt + del does nothing, I can open new tabs in Chrome but I can't actually go to new websites... although lately (as in the past two hours) it freezes as soon as I log in, so...there's not just one situation here. There are several, unfortunately.

Can anyone give me possible insight? Anything would be appreciated. This computer is kind of a budget laptop, but it's only 6 months old so this shouldn't be happening yet

I was told to download HijackThis and run a's my result:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:36:50 AM, on 12/27/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: ... Read more

A:OS constantly freezing in a variety of situations!

Hi & welcome,

A few things to try:

1. Post your system specs so we can see what hardware we are dealing with - use this tutorial to do that:

System Info - See Your System Specs

2. How defragmented is your disk? How much free disk space do you have?

Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use

3. Try scanning your hard drive for errors using chkdsk /R from an elevated command window.

Disk Check

4. Which antvirus software are you using? Have you had any viruses lately?


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

A:My computer is freezing constantly and randomly.

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recently my computer has been freezing at several different points during the start up.
then it will freeze once it is up and running a few times before it will run for a bit longer, then freeze again. it will usually take me about 20 resets to get it something isnt getting going for it to run???

any ideas?

A:pc constantly freezing during start up and running

Please note this is a "general" trouble shooting guide for random reboots. If it does not apply or you have already done it then please skip and move to the next section. (The ram test and hard drive test can be ran without booting into windows, they run from a floppy or cd rom)

The best all in one trouble shooting disk that is a dos bootable (from a cd rom, you do not need to boot into windows) Just throw it into the CD rom and start using the test.
Pretty much has everything you nee to run a diag.
Hiren's BootCD 8.7
Microsoft says whenever a computer freezes or reboots (crashes) you need to run chkdsk
Start, my computer, right click on your hard drive, select properties, select tools, error checking click "check now"(chkdsk).
(General maintenance can save alot of headaches, see link below for general maintenance)

Hard drive
Download the diagnostic tool and check your hard drive
Hard Disk Drive Diagnostics/Utilities



When your CPU overheats, it will usually cause your computer to reboot. Video card overheating causes artifacts to appear on your screen, and usually wont cause reboots.


Enter BIOS upon powering on your computer. Most BIOs have a hardware monitor. Use this to check your temperatures and fan speeds.

There is also hardware monitoring software that can check your temperatures from Windows. Your hardware monitoring software should have come with your motherboard. If you have no monitoring softwa... Read more

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Im starting to get frustrated over the progress I lose in my recording mixes etc. All my games crash and the system itself...

Any ideas on what this is about? Just built this PC last weekend.

AMD FX6200
8gb(4x 2gb sticks)G skill ripjaw
WD 640 Gig Black Edition HDD
Maudio audiophile 192
XFX Radeon HD 6770
Win7 SP1

A:Windows 7 constantly freezing/crashing

Do some basic trouble shooting. This could be happening because of bad RAM or an underpowered Power Supply Unit. Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature and burn the disc to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Remove all but one stick of RAM and boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors, that stick is bad and needs to be replaced.
Thank you for providing most of your specs. Can you take a look at the PSU sticker and post the Make, Model #, and Wattage?

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Hi all, hoping I can get some help with a problem I've had for some time now. My harddrive crashed about a year ago on my Lenovo. I was able to pull all my files with the Lenovo recovery and they sent me a new harddrive since it was still under warranty. I installed the harddrive and re-installed Windows. I've never installed any hardware before, so don't know if I messed anything up, but it seemed pretty straight forward.

Since then, my Windows will freeze randomly almost every single time I use the laptop. I mostly use it for general personal stuff - web browsing, Excel, photos, etc. It tends to happen more when using a web browser, but still happens when doing anything and everything else. I'll get anywhere from a few minutes to an hour of use before it freezes, with it averaging at about 15-20 minutes.

(Edited) I've tried to make sure my Windows updates are current, but there is one update that keeps failing to install - "WindowsUpdate_800B0100". Also, I believe I tried to make sure all my drivers were updated last time I tried to fix this, but haven't done so since. If that's something I should do, I'd appreciate help on the proper way to do that.

One other thing, I started getting this message at Windows startup:Run DLL
There was a problem starting

This specific module could not be found
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A:Windows keeps freezing constantly after getting new harddrive

Hi Flyinfish, Welcome to Sevenforums.

First thing you should check for any errors on the hardisk it self. Follow this tutorial.

If you find any errors on the disk. Follow this tutorial, to log the errors.

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

The computer is about 3 years old.

Any ideas why it's doing this?

A copy of the HijackThis log:

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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I'm constantly experiencing slow pages and sometimes pages just don't load at all. When this happens I exit Firefox and try to open up a new session but the get error messags saying to close the previos session which I did. I try to stop the process in Task Manager but no luck which in turn forces me to reboot all over again.

Any Ideas? This started happening afte I did clean install of Vista and reloaded my machine.

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I had to reinstall Vista on a laptop but even opening internet explorer causes it to freeze, not just IE, same with other programs.

I installed Firefox today, the only thing that has been installed and it is the same.

It is showing the 2gb ram so that isn't the problem.
It never had the problem before when it also had Vista.

Any ideas?


A:Constantly freezing when trying to do anything - Brand new install

Please post the make and model of your machine....
If it is a custom built machine please post the motherboard model
CPU specs
Graphics Card Specs
RAM installed
and PSU brand and wattage.

For now if you have a desktop take off the side panel and clean out all the dust inside with a can of air. If you have a laptop clean all dust and dirt from the air vents on the side and underneath.

All though you have done a reinstall of Windows try defraging the hard drive update all drivers starting with the chipset drivers then update graphics drivers Audio than LAN drivers.

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\6750491\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1156721207\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Slow Computer...Freezing up constantly.

How much RAM do you have

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I can get online but things seem to be a bit sticky and when I try 2 watch a stream film it's pointless because it freezes every 10 seconds for a minute or so. Don't think it's 2 serious really but somethings up. I'm a bit of a fiddler with the laptop so could easily have messed something up without really knowing what I'm doing. Please help?????????

A:Constantly freezing video stream

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I've just recently started to use windows movie maker and I've had very limited success. Sometimes I can load up music and video clips and pictures and edit them together for a good while before it locks up and other times I can only get as far as to select a clip before it freezes. The program doesn't ever not freeze. It freezes every time, it just varies every time. I was using version 2.1 that came with my system which is XP media center edition. I sent in several error reports before following a link that sent me to the microsoft download center, which prompted me to download service pack 2 which it claimed would fix "the problem". The service pack has updated movie maker to version 5.1 but I still have the same problem and it occurs even more often now. I can only get as far as to load a saved project and then select a clip before it freezes and sometimes it freezes immediately after loading. I have successfully completed movies in the past while using the files times that I'm importing (mp3, jpg, "video clip") so I do not believe that the files which I am using are the problem. Any assistance would be much appreciated, this program is giving me a massive headache.

A:Movie Maker Constantly freezing up

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Desktop constantly freezing randomly

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

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

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


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

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

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

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A:Solved: My computer is freezing up constantly

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Would you look at the below logs and assist if you can? For the last few weeks my system has almost ground to a halt, freezes regularly and has started having all sorts of wireless network/internet connection issues.
I have followed The Five Steps before posting this log which has taken a considerable ammount of time as I had to constantly reboot to get some of the scans to work. Below is the Panda Activescan log and Deckard system scanner log. Attached is the Deckard extra text.


Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/wupd Not disinfected c:\program files\AdTools Service
Potentially unwanted tool:application/mywebsearch Not disinfected hkey_classes_root\clsid\{147A976F-EEE1-4377-8EA7-4716E4CDD239} ... Read more

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

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

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

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Recently my Firefox has become very slow. It is constantly locking up on me. Is there some way to speed it up a bit?

A:Solved: Firefox constantly freezing up

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Just built a new computer. Asus Rampage Extreme III mobo, PNY Geforce 470, 6gb OCZ ram, 800w PSU, Intel i7-930. Windows 7 pro 32

It is constantly freezing during games and during video playback, like netflix or youtube. Some times it will freeze right away, sometimes after hours of play. On a bad day it just makes doing anything impossible. I get two types of freezes. One, the audio continues to go, the screen is just frozen, forcing me to reset. Other is it will freeze in game, with no audio, forcing a reset, and I get a BCCode 116 error. I reinstalled windows and all drivers last night, dont get a BCCode anymore on reset, but it continues to freeze just the same. I have checked temps and power and everything seems to be good. All the drivers are the latest. I haven't loaded the newer bios for my mobo yet, but last time I did that before the windows reinstall, it didnt help anyways. All I can think of is some crazy driver issue that I just cant tell, or maybe something physically wrong with the video card?

Help needed!
NVIDIA System Information report created on: 08/14/2010 15:02:34
System name: BEAST-PC

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz (2803 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce GTX 470
Driver version: 258.96
CUDA Cores: 448
Core clock: 607 MHz
Shader clock: 1215 MHz
Memory clock: 1674 MHz (3348 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 320-bit
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A:Brand new build constantly freezing

I get a BCCode 116 errorClick to expand...

STOP error 0x116 can mean that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed. STOP code 0x00000116 may also display "VIDEO_TDR_ERROR" on the same STOP message.

First, uninstall your installed nVidia drivers, reboot, and run Driver Sweeper (you can find it in TS download section) to clean any remaining nVidia driver files.

Download latest WHQL driver from nVidia's site, and install it, reboot the system, and see whether it help resolve the issue.

If it doesn't, please download OCCT, and thoroughly stress test your graphic card including vRAM, and come back with your results.

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Basically the issue is what the title says. It crashes in the form of not responding, then it freezes a bit, then it works again for a brief second. Help please?

A:Windows 7 Constantly Crashing/Freezing

Hello and welcome Kyle mate if you have not done so run these for starters in safe mode for the first two if need be. (Safe mode = power on tap F8) < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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As mentioned in the topic title, my opera (version 9.64, vista 32-bit on a Dell laptop) is constantly freezing, and needs a restart to become usable again.

This happens randomly every time I use the program, usually after an hour or so. The program cannot be closed on the desktop, and the program/process can't be ended in the task manager either. Only a restart works. Whats odd is that the restart takes about three times longer after Opera freezes.

I know that Opera has problems with very long web addresses, but this problem occurs randomly, regardless of what I'm surfing. I've done complete system scans with all the major virus/malware scanners, and come up clean.

I'd really appreciate some help on this, as I've heard that many vista users have the same problem. Thanks.

A:Opera 9.64 constantly freezing on Vista 32 bit

I am running Vista x32 with opera 9.64 - nothing bad ever happened to me with the browser...
Only I have to ask if you ever considered to clean install the browser again. It's what I would recommend! I am waiting for your reply, good luck

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I have a Sony PGC-FX702 lap top which keeps freezing then crashing whenever it feels like it. I then have to turn the power off as ctrl+alt+delete doesn't work. When I turn the machine back on there is an error message prompting me to send an error report to Microsoft, which I do, but never get access to the error report. Any idea what could be wrong, I'm working on Windows XP?

A:Sony lap top Constantly Freezing & Crashing

You need to give your laptop to someone that has installed windows on their computer and tell them to reinstall windows xp. If the problem persists you may very well have a hardware problem (ram, faulty power supply, video card buggy).

Hopefully a reinstall of windows will solve the problem...

(since it sounds like the error occurs in microsoft internet explorer, I lean towards thinking it's a windows issue)

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program... Read more

A:HijackThis Log - Computer freezing constantly

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

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

A:Wifi constantly going out, freezing computer?

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

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I'm having a problem where my laptopis now starting to freeze on me when playing games or watching videos, but will go back to normal after a few seconds to minutes; I've noticed that blowing in the vents will bring it back sooner. The temperature logs of my imbedded GPU always shows 62c as the last read temp before it had an error, which aligns with my computer freezing. It is hard to tell when it will freeze, but it seems to freeze faster and more frequently if the internet is involved as well (wireless), i.e. playing same game multiplayer vs. single. After one instance I quickly turned off the computer and opened the bottom to check it out, I noticed that the heat sync was not even warm. What would be the best way to fix this issue? I'm thinking of putting on some new thermal paste, but not sure that would solve anything. Thanks!

A:Laptop Constantly Freezing Temporarily

It is possible that the CPU heatsink needs removing and refitting with fresh compound.
My laptop showed similar signs and doing that fixed it.

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I am new here so I am unsure how I am suppose to post. However I am in desperate need of assistance with my PC. I got my computer late 2010 and never had any serious errors. Recently my computer has been constantly freezing. It would randomly freeze however the mouse would still move and I could sometimes minimize a program. I would try to open task manager but nothing would happen. Every time this happens I have to force reset. I have scanned my computer for viruses with Bitdefender 2013 TS and even ran malwarebytes in safe mode. I have found several viruses/malware but the problem still happens.
Another problem I am having is when the computer goes to sleep there will be no display when I try to wake it up. I will turn on/off my monitor but it will tell me there is no signal. I have unplugged the cables but nothing happens. When this happens I also have to force reset.
I thought that possibly some software I have downloaded may have caused these problems but after uninstalling it would still happen. 
I even reset my computer to factory defaults and still have all these problems.
I read quite a few posts in which recommended to run sfc /scannow in CMD but there were no errors. I ran the tool to check for memory errors and chkdsk. Recently I saw someone with nearing the same issue and they were recommended to reseat their hardware. There was a video by digitalstorm to show how to do this. I ended up only reseating my memory however it didn't c... Read more

A:Help with HP desktop constantly freezing and slowed

I just ran memory diagnostic again and it says no errors so I don't believe I messed up my RAM.
Can anyone help? 

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