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Periodic Yet Getting Worse

Question: Periodic Yet Getting Worse

I have succesfully removed viruses in the past, and have been able to use system recovery to get around an issue not too long ago, but now I have some periodic issues causing my PC to run slow at times and even giving me coniptions with opening some programs. I cannot use Mozilla because of a ruined proxy server setup, I have to go without a proxy for Internet Explorer, and my Malware Bytes program is hit and miss. (Sometimes it opens and scans, other times it gives a failure message and I have to reload it.)

Bottom line: I got stupid and visited some sites, where my SpySweeper proteced my PC, but I got hit bad going into a site for my daughters animal husbandry class. (My wife and kid watched as a photo download of a giraffe crashed the whole deal and locked me out of Mozilla.) This time System Recovery did not help, so as mentioned, I reloaded IE without the proxy sever option and have been cruising along at an OK pace until just recently, where sometimes sites take FOREVER to load and I cannot always get Malware Bytes or Hijack This to work properly or show any issues.

If I clean everything out each time I start using the PC, it works fair at best. Any ideas??

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Preferred Solution: Periodic Yet Getting Worse

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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My icons are disappearing
The computer is running slow
Viruses have completely taken over my computer
I am going through financial difficulties right now and would REALLY appreciate help.
I understand computers therefore I can take direction fairly well..
Just please tell me what I need to do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:43 AM, on 5/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcd\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

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Hi all,

I started the day on a high note, before turning on the computer that is, thinking I was going to get some things done. This was not to be: So we start at:

FAIR:
After XP loaded it said that it had recovered from a serious error Product ID _251... so I did some digging around and got some info from microsoft's web pages complete with registry fixes (deleting bad entries, etc.)

I did a quick scan with malwarebytes and it found some stuff that I deleted and when I did a restart it didn't come up correctly.

Went into safe mode and it came up.
(made a HUGE mistake here. Did not copy files I wanted to save when I had the opportunity)
Closed out of safe mode and let it start normally.
Would not boot normally.
Tried to boot in to safe mode and now its recycling back to POST, we have gone to...
BAD:
Hmmm. So I thought how about putting the XP disk in and then do an install leaving file system intact.
When I got to the point of doing the install I chickened out because it said that it might delete the My Documents folder (had some things in there I didn't want to lose) I've done this procedure before and perhaps I should have taken the second opportunity to recover gracefully but I did not.

I hit F3 to cancel out of the install to try and boot from my other HD that has XP (but with some driver issues that I had yet fixed.)

I went into the CMOS to change boot order and notice that the hard drive (the one that I was trying to boot into is not showing ... Read more

Answer:HD/Filesystem prob:Went from fair to bad; then to worse, much worse

Test the HDD with the drive manufacturers disk tools (preferably using a different PC). Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.

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i've had verizondsl for about half a year or so now, and from last month to present, the connection has been horrible.. sometimes it would just hang for up to a minute at a time, with the modem activity light blinking slowly (loss of connectivity).. before it started, speeds were decent, and although slow compared to the optimum cable i was used to, it was sufficient. now it's just pure garbage. if it weren't for the fact that we're getting free cable, i would immediately switch to roadrunner

i figure asking you guys is probly much more helpful than those scripted outsourced fools at tech support. i tried all that "reset your modem" "unplug the ethernet cord" "make sure you're computer is on" crap already and would like some REAL answers..

PS- at my old house, we used to have verizon as well, and after a while it just stopped all of a sudden and when we called to see what happened, they said since there was construction in the area, they must have switched our phone line over to one with a further CO, and we were now too far to service. verizon is teh gay.
 

Answer:verizondsl getting worse and worse speeds

Well try plugging the modem into the demark jack if you have one (by where the phone line comes into your house). See if this still happensl. If it doesn't maybe something happened to your internal phone lines. (this probalby won't be the issue I'm betting).

Beyond doing that phone your ISP and get them to file a support ticket or whatever they call it there. When I was having trouble with my DSL connection a couple years ago I phoned up, they sent a guy from the telephone company to test the line and they replaced a device at the CO and the connection has been perfect ever since.




The [H]orde needs You!
 

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I was curious if anyone out there knows anything about this...

I have a self-built computer, three years old now...and day by day it's getting worse and worse!

AMD Athalon XP @ 1.1 GHz
512MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM
Windows XP Pro.
Radeon 9500 Pro. 128MB DDR

The problems started about six months ago--every time I'd turn on the computer, it'd scan the hard drive for errors, claiming an improper shutdown. Then, two months ago, it started going to a black screen saying a windows file is corrupt, use the XP CD to restore the file--but simply restarting the computer at that point would get it going (only came up on a fresh start).

Then in the recent times, the screen is completely black. I turn on the computer, and no signal is sent (I'm guessing) to the monitor, so it's just flashing the power light...but after waiting approximently 10seconds, and restarting ('reset button'), it would go to the other problems--file corrupt screen, then the error scan...and this latest time, it took 4 resets for the screen to catch a signal...

All wires are plugged in good, and everything seems to be functioning properly, except for, of course, this problem I have...and I really have no idea where to start on fixing this. I planned on keeping this computer for another year or so--and hope this can be fixed! Anyways, any ideas/suggestions, please let me know!

Thanks,
-X

Answer:My Computer - Getting Worse & Worse! Is there hope?

take the graphics card out and insert it back in firmly making sure it is sat properly in its slot. check the manufacturers websites for your motherboard and graphics card and see what the bios updates do, and see if they have any FAQ's to check if anyone else has been having similiar problems to you in terms of people who have the same motherboard or graphics card??

Email the manufacturer(s) for your motherboard company and graphics company.

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I bought a Think Pad in April last year which does not start anymore, no lights,nothing.I wanted to send it back to Lenovo for guarantee.Ther ist only ONE problem, there is no sticker on the laptop which shows me the serial numer. Obviously there supposed to be on, but it is missing!!!I do have the invoice which shows the purchase date, but no serial either.I already quit wasted some time to with this bull**bleep**, I hopefully do not need a layer for that.Here you see the last response of the "support" manager -Dear Michael Mueller,Unfortunately I have to inform you that you have no guarantee for this machine.Repair of machines that do not have a sticker can only be carried out by a Lenovo service partner.Lenovo Service Partner:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/serviceproviderIf you have any further questions about this service case, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] or call us on the free phone number DE 0800 - 500 4618 / AT 0810-100-654 / CH 0800-55-54-54. Lenovo regularly conducts customer surveys on service quality.If you are selected, please take a few minutes to answer the questions.We thank you in advance.  Yours sincerely, Davor KrpanLenovo Technical Support IBM Hrvatska d.o.o. za proizvodnju i trgovinuMiramarska 23, 10 000 Zagreb, HrvatskaUpisan kod Trgova?kog suda u Zagrebu pod br. 080011422Temeljni kapital: 788,000.00 kuna - upla?en u cijelostiDirektor: ?eljka Ti?i??iro ra?un kod: RAIFFEISENBANK AUSTRIA d.d. Zagreb,... Read more

Answer:guarantee handling - bad worse than worse

I just forgot to mentioned, that the purchase was done through the Leonovo online shop itself -  VERSANDBESTÄTIGUNG Ihre Bestellung wurde versendetSehr geehrte(r) Michael Müller,vielen Dank für Ihre Bestellung im Lenovo Online-Shop, der von Digital River unterstützt wird.Die folgenden Produkte wurden versendet.Bestelldatum14. April 2017Bestellnummer23856585462Tracking-nummer1ZAF68846704024055Folgende Artikel wurden versendet: BestellmengeProdukt-SKUProduktnameVersandmengeVersandmenge gesamtBetrag120J1CTO1WWThinkPad 13 2G11800,52EURWenn Sie per Kreditkarte bezahlt haben, wurde Ihre Karte nun belastet.

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Initially it was Edge not working properly, now it mostly crashes. Even the new "amazing" feature of tab previews doesn't work properly. Imagine, I moved back to Chrome after so many years of being a happy IE user. Cortana was a bit iffy with "Hey Cortana". Now she doesn't listen to what I say at all, even when I press the button. The notification center has its own mood. Often decides to hide until I restart for absolutely no reason at all. Same goes for the sound volume and other flyouts on the desktop.
In short, there is massive degradation of various major features with every new build. And since I post all the issues I find using the feedback app, I know it is not just me experiencing these things. This is disastrous.
So, is it just me or you experience similar issues yourself?

Answer:Is it just me or does Windows 10 get worse and worse with every new build?

It's just you.

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Hi everyone,
My bottom fan on my PC was being very loud, so I opened up my case and unplugged the power supply, and flicked off the power switch on the back. I unscrewed the bottom fan and dusted it a little bit, and then I put it back together how it was before.

The part that I unscrewed also contained my hard drive, and now that it is reseated I cannot boot.


At first I got an error when booting:
Loading operating system . . .
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

THEN, I tried making sure everything was connected well and tight, and now I am not getting anything displayed on my screen.

Apologies for the lack of knowledge and thanks for the help.

Jeremy
 

Answer:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

It is possible that when you removed the fan and hard drive, you plugged the hard drives SATA cable into a different SATA port on the motherboard. Get into the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is being detected properly
 

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Hello my new bestest friends. I need help ! (as does everyone who comes here) My computer has been running like a bag of you know what for about 3 weeks. IE became corrupt and will not start even after uninstalling and re installing Versions 6 & 7. However this is not the problem as I am currently using safari and finding it great. The problem lies with my computer and it's sluggishness, ever since IE became corrupt my computer seems to have slowed. I am getting occasional Internal memory (blue dos screen) errors and several other little glitches like windows XP's search program will not close after I perform a file search. I have performed several Virus & spyware checks such as AVG and Spyware Doctor also several registry progs like registry Booster.AVG comes up clean, however Spyware Doctor and Registry Booster both show a lot of Registry errors inluding heaps of lnk file and url files. I removed most of these the first time around but discovered it to have deleted all my shortcuts and bookmarks that I much needed (well not so much the shortcuts) It did not remove the actual .exe files but was a major hassle as my dektop shortcuts where wiped. So I performed a system restore and now have everything back.I am wondering are/have these files become corrupt or is this just overkill on the software (spyware Doc & reg booster) behalf?? I have also noticed in my Hijack this log that there are several (missing files).I am so in need of help as i use my computer to p... Read more

Answer:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Question: Periodic lag...

I notice this when I first played Half-Life. I would start at 100 FPS stable and then drop to 40's for 15-25 seconds. Afterwards I would go back to 100 FPS and maintain it but the problem persists throughout gameplay. I thought it was my GPU but this started to happen when I am watching videos on Youtube. It would feel laggy/choppy hard to watch for a bit then become normal. I checked task manager and one thing that I noticed was that under the CPU column in task manager under the processes tab, when these periodic "lags" happen, the CPU usuage (I'm guessing that's what it means for that column) goes to 0 for all processes whether it's Firefox, Chrome, or explorer. It would be at 10-20 CPU usage and then when the lag hits, it hits 0 and the CPU usage goes to 0 and System Idle Process goes to 100.

Does anyone know what's wrong ?

I am currently running;

Intel Pentium 4
2GB RAM
FX5200 Graphics Card
 

Answer:Periodic lag...

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Question: Periodic freezes

This build has always froze on a periodic basis since I bought put it together. The first time a new video driver, a firmware update for the graphics card (which are no longer available), and a BIOS update solved the problem for a while. But it would still freeze every once a day maybe. Now I'm at the point where a game will freeze the machine on no longer than an hour. Doing things that demand little of the machine will still eventually freeze it in time. I saw some RAM on sale, so I bought it, but it didn't solve the problem. This problem has persist through two different motherboards, new ram, a PSU upgrade, an upgraded CPU cooler, several hard-drive wipes... I'm not sure how to diagnose the problem here. What happens is very gradual. First you'll hear the sound will scramble, or the peripherals will stop working. Then slowly applications will stop working one at a time, until the whole computer stops. no BSOD, just stops. Same with Memtest86+. There will be no errors, the test will just stop after about 10 minutes.

My current tech specs:

AMD FX-8120
Asrock 990FX Extreme3
16gb Kingston KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G
Corsair TX650 V2
EVGA GTX560Ti

Any suggestions for testing or debugging much appreciated.
 

Answer:Periodic freezes

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So i just did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate because it crashed right after the login screen, it is only a few days later and it is crashing again not at the login screen but just periodically for no reason it always happens when im not actually using when i go to use the laptop again it is completely shut down. i have attatched the files that it said may be able to describe the problem. Thank you for any help it is much appreciated !!!

Answer:Periodic BSOD HELP PLEASE !!!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darksithlord


So i just did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate because it crashed right after the login screen, it is only a few days later and it is crashing again not at the login screen but just periodically for no reason it always happens when im not actually using when i go to use the laptop again it is completely shut down. i have attatched the files that it said may be able to describe the problem. Thank you for any help it is much appreciated !!!



Eset Smart Security, and sptd.sys

Remove sptd.sys its a known BSOD cuase, used by alcohol and daemon tools.

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

Remove ESS and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://download.eset.com/special/ESETUninstaller.exe

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When these are removed we can start to find the true causes.
Ken J

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Question: Periodic re-boots

I have a problem that is driving me nuts.

Every so often the PC decides to re-boot. There is no BSOD to give a clue as to what causes it. The only clue I have is that I have never seen it happen. I would leave the PC for a time, maybe for a meal etc., and on returning would find that that the PC was awaiting a log-in.

I have a Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX video card and have seen that some people have had issues with this card. I have tried the latest drivers (341.81) with no improvement, indeed the problem seemed worse so I have downgraded to 341.74 I have checked the system log file for warnings and/or errors but they give very little clue other than to tell me the system re-booted and that it may be due to a power failure.

When the system re-starts the ROM-BIOS is much slower in recognising my RAID configuration. This may or may not be significant as that is also Nvidia.

This afternoon I was at the PC when it did it again. There was a 3 tone notification sound followed by a black screen and a re-boot.

Any ideas?

Here's the WinDbg from the MEMORY.DMP.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Norman\Desktop\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search p... Read more

Answer:Periodic re-boots

Please use the tool and attach the zip.

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Question: Periodic BSOD's

My system has Bluescreened 9 times in the past two monts. Attached is a zip of the last two and most common .dmp files. Can someone interpret these files and advise of a solution please?

Answer:Periodic BSOD's

Please upload a full report
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Please run these tests and report back the results
1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until fail - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

Your Generic pass-through driver (umpass.sys), which is a windows driver, loaded/unloaded 49 times. This is not normal and needs to be addressed. Try running a system file check and see if there are any corrupt files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed May 4 14:48:10.595 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 4 days 4:31:00.036
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+14382 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_41201
PROCESS_NAME: NisSrv.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_41201_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+14382
BiosReleaseDate = 12/16/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Wed Apr 27 15:48:22.676 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 3 days 2:57:16.613
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiAgeWorkingSet+52b )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50
PROCESS_NAME: MsMpEng.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!MiAgeWorkingSet+52b
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Yeah, whenever I play any game after a few minutes (if I'm lucky) the screen would go black for about a half second, then the game becomes near unplayable due to video lag, however, this lag will stop a few minutes after I close the program. I don't know if it's an overheating issue because I have Core Temp and it's at a consistent 58-60 Celsius.

Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505
ATI Radeon X1300 Mobility
1 gigabyte of RAM
T2300 1.66GHz

Another problem is that my computer likes to hang on certain programs a lot and won't stop loading until I restart the computer, but I assume that's an issue with my memory.

Answer:Strange Periodic Lag

It's probably the video/GPU that is overheating. Try this

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

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I just bought a notebook and it seems to disconnect from my WAn every 30 minutes or so. To fix the problem I have to disconnect the laptop from the WAN, powercycle it, and reconnect. This connection problem does not happen to other computers on the network.

Other details:

I'm in very close proximity to the router (about 5 feet away, not moving)

The WAn settings on the notebook do not show any connection issues. The only thing that happens is the connection seems to die (pages don't load and downloads go to 0kbs/sec)

I have a new compaq with windows vista


Any idea what the problem is?

Answer:Periodic disconnects from WAN

maybe its your wireless adapter in ur notebook, if its new why don't you take it back if you brought it from pc world they have a router in store, they can test it on there!!! or try n connect to another wireless connection nearby you and then you will be sure that it is the notebook.
Also do u have MAC adddressing activated?

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I'm getting strange, periodic lags every several minutes. Nothing unusual shows up in HJT. I'm not familiar with Win 7 services as I am with XP, but it looks okay to me. The only odd thing I've seen is Ask toolbar which I accidentally allowed to install with some application. I removed it. Problem still persists. I haven't installed anything recently except Vidalia bundle straight from it's home page, and I haven't used it yet.

This is a decently fast laptop with plenty of ram and CPU cycles to spare, everything will slow down to the point that only 1 letter per second while typing, or sometimes it seems to completely hang. Everything hangs: keyboard, mouse, touchpad, animated images. CPU usage never registers high though, and the RAM and page file usage is not a problem. This happens on AC power or battery, regardless of what power profile I"m using (custom or defaults).

Sometimes when it hangs I see another task show up on the taskbar, but it disappears as soon as it starts, before it even shows a name. This seems to happen a fraction of a second before it stops hanging and seems VERY suspicious to me.

HW (not suspected): Gateway T-1625 w/ AMD Turion X2 TL-60, 2GB ram.
SW is Win 7 (legit), with Firefox, PeerBlock, uTorrent, Vidalia bundle (not being used), Comodo internet security. Everything is fully up to date.

I have some other computers to fix tomorrow, but if I have time I'll see what registry, HDD, and ne... Read more

Answer:Periodic unresponsiveness in Win 7

Checkout what the Disk Activity is like using the Resource Monitor, it's accessible via a button on the bottom of TaskMan's Performance tab.

If you really think there's something suspicious going on, your next steps should be in the direction of the Malware forum to study then enact the Read and Run me.

Even if your subsequent logs come up clean, those logs can often help to pinpoint the culprit if you need to revisit this thread to ask for further help with this issue.
 

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Question: Periodic freezes

Well, my machine locks up every 15 seconds or so, while I type nothing will appear for about 6 secs, then everything I had typed will pop up. If I click on something during one of the freezes it wont register until I click it while it isn't freezing. I can still move my mouse during these odd freezes.
I think I may have discovered the problem however; my power supply fan isn't working, so would a lack of having this fan resort in having this kind of problem? If so, How would I go about having this fan start up again, I'm going to try everything before resorting to buying a new PS.

Its an evermax 720 Watt

Answer:Periodic freezes

Anyone?

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop with 384 mb of RAM, 1,6 ghz celeron m processor and ATI radeon xpress 200M graphics card. So it lags very much.
Anyway, I manage to play some games on it. I play Star wars jedi knight jedi academy multiplayer. The game is of the year 2003, so the graphics are not the best. I've set everything to low(graphics settings) and it sticks at somewhere around 120 fps. But I experience periodic lag. Since it reaches 120 fps, in a minute it goes down to 4-5 or 10 fps. Then after about two minutes it slowly comes back to normal. It's 100-120 fps again. And then it lags again.
It happens every minute or two. Makes it impossible to play. Happens on every game I try, not only on Jedi Academy.

I have tried defragmenting, registry defrag, registry issues fixing, temp files cleaning, hdd errors checking, but with no luck, it still lags. I'm getting out of ideas. The pc is very slow, but if it manages to reach 120 fps and stick with that for about a minute, then it should not go down to 10 fps REGULARLY.

This lag is not because of some lightning effects that cause lag, it lags periodicaly even if I always look at the sky and nothing's hapening.

Tried killing all the unnecesary processes, turned off automatic updates.

STILL NO EFFECT!!!

Could someone help me, because this computer is drivin' me mad.
Do not tell me to buy a new pc, upgrade this one or reinstall windows, because I don't have the opportunity to do that at the moment.

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Question: Periodic Freezes

I have been having some issues with my XP Pro computer. First thing I noticed was when switching levels in a game, it will completely freeze for like 30 seconds, no mouse/keyboard/etc, the audio would go into a loop during this time, then everything would resume like normal. After a reset, it stopped doing this, but later on it crashed completely (had to hard reset) during a level change.

Then I noticed when I tried to open a folder it froze for like 45 seconds. Later when I clicked on the start menu, it froze again and I just happened to have the taskmanager pulled up in the background and it showed that explorer.exe was using 99% processor and using 300MB of RAM. After it unfroze the processor usage went back to normal and RAM usage dropped 270MB.

I've run virus/malware scan already. I don't think this is problem, I am very careful with that type of stuff and this computer is newly reformatted. Could this be a hardware problem or is it more likely to be software/Windows?

Computer specs:
AMD 64 3000+
2GB RAM
9800Pro Graphics Card
2x300GB HDD running in mirroring RAID
Gigabyte mainboard
(if you need anything else let me know)

Thanks!

Answer:Periodic Freezes

How many processes are running in the background? For comparison when I boot into XP I have 24 processes running (measured with task manager).

Update the colomns on task manager to show virtual memory, disk i/o reads and writes, the next time a freeze happens, clixk on the heading of each tab, you may find a task is writing to hard drive.

I would also run a scan with hijackthis and post it in the appropriate forum.

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Hi.
At times I can hear my hard drive spinning as though I'm accessing a large file even though I'm not using the computer. Not sure if I have a virus or some trojan horse sw on the machine although I do check it with updated virus lists from Symantec and I do have their Internet Security Sw installed. I DL'd HiJackThis and ran it. Could someone check it out and let me know if there's any thing that looks malicious.

Thanks for the help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.1
Scan saved at 7:40:23 PM, on 7/23/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
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Question: Periodic Freeze

Hi,

I'm fairly new to the board. I have a problem with a PC. It periodically freezes in windows. At first i thought it could be just the mouse, but the entire machine freezes. It happens in short increments and constantly.

There is no error log on it; it seems that the computer doesnt pick it. The entire machine locks down for about 2-3 seconds constantly.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Periodic Freeze

It locks down entirely? So how do you unlock it. Do you restart it and then it locks again or what. Or does it just return to normal a while later.

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Question: Periodic BSODs

It is a clients Machine Alienware A10 (Area-51), 6GB RAM, Win 7 Professional, RAID 0+1. 2 Drives have been replaced. Machine rebuild from scratch. Was working fine until I gave it back to user and trhen the BSODs strarted occurring after they started installing games and such. No viruses or Malware. i would like for you to analyze the files and give me a direction on how to resolve.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Periodic BSODs

Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80092d7028, ba000000, 400405}
Probably caused by : GenuineIntel
Followup: MachineOwner
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All your dumps are 0x124's these are typically related to a hardware issue and can only be isolated by stress testing the major components.


If overclocking, reset all overclocks back to their default settings and then follow these:


RAM - run for a minimum of 8 consecutive passes


RAM - Test with Memtest86+


CPU - run the HIGH test


CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest


Video - run the FURMARK test for 20mins


Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose


Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark


Storage - run the SHORT test using the DOS version


SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Question: Periodic CPU Lulls

On a seemingly random basis (sometimes happens multiple times in a day, other times wont happen for a week). I get CPU lulls (or drops) every few seconds.

To explain further, I will be browsing the internet and then my mouse will start stalling every second or so, music will "skip" at the same time, etc. If I go to Task Manager I can even watch the CPU usage drop from say 24% to 1% then back to 24% and a few seconds later the exact same thing will happen.

I have 1gb pc3200 and a 2.8 P4. I have overclocked in the past, but have not been for quite some time and not while the problem has been occuring.

Any ideas what it might be? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Periodic CPU Lulls

hmmm strange,

Have you run 'Hijackthis' to make sure there's no unwelcome process's happening?

I trust you've run adaware recently,

I wonder if it is a hardware issue, what wattage is your Power supply?
(If you think its a inadequate PS you can check my removing uneeded PCI cards and going on onboard graphics and testing)

You could run a memtest on the RAM and CPU lvl 1/2 cache.

If none of those ideas work you could set your bios to default, perhaps something is still altered from a previous Overclockage.

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Hello TechGuy.
I'm new to this forum, but it seems really nice and such, and i hope you guys will be able to help me with this problem. ½ a year ago, i upgraded from Windows Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit. I had some problems with overheating causing periodic FPS drops in games, so i bought an external cooler and it worked.
A week ago, my problems returned all of a sudden. Same story with the game running perfectly at 60 FPS for about 10 minutes, whereafter it drops to about 10-15 FPS (unplayable) for 5 minutes, and then returns to 60 FPS again.
I used Speedfan to capture my GPU temperature when the lagg occured, and as you can see from the attached pictures, it's not heat causing the problem.
Theese screenshots were taken after a fresh installation of Win7 i recently decided to make, to try and see if the problems would be solved. I downloaded the newest drivers for my soundcard and my graphicscard.

My specs summed up are:
ACER ASPIRE 6935G NOTEBOOK
Processor:
-Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26Ghz 2.27 Ghz
RAM:
-4 GB DDR3 RAM (3 GB Useable)
Power supply:
- Makers: Delta Electronics INC
- Model: ADP-90SB BB
- Input: 100-240V ~ 1.5A(1.5A) 50-60 Hz
- Ouptut: 19V = 4.74A(4.74A)
Graphics:
- nVidia 9600M GT

DxDiag:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/21/2010, 01:33:39
Machine name: EMIL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: Danish (Regional Sett... Read more

Answer:Periodic FPS drops.

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Question: Periodic hang ups

Sorry for the terrible title, but there isn't much more to say.

This is my first time posting here, as I'm usually able to resolve my own computer issues, but this has me at a loss, so I'm turning to you guys to point me in the right direction.

About 2 or 3 days ago, I began to experience problems. Every so often, windows would become unresponsive, randomly. It could be playing a game, browsing internet or even shuffling through folders. The screen isn't locked, but nothing windows related would respond, and I knew a BSOD would be imminent. Attempting to open the task manager would have it hang up at "preparing security options", which would often have me resort to hard resetting my PC.

I'm added my specs to my profile. MSE, Malwarebytes and TDSSkiller have all come back clean (in safe mode and not).

I'VE NEVER ENCOUNTERED THIS ISSUE IN 34 MONTHS of owning this pc. I've kept it in good health, recently dusted it thinking it was perhaps overheating (peaks at about 41c).

I'll be very attentive to this post tonight, as this is currently making gaming almost unbearable as there's no forewarning before the hang up occurs.

Willing to post any logs or errors. The most recent BSOD error code was 0x000000F4.

Thank you in advance to whomever can help me out, i'm at a loss, and it's driving me crazy.

(Also, I wiped my D: drive entirely, and reformatted my C: (OS) twice already.)

Answer:Periodic hang ups

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Question: periodic freezes

Since I got my W510 it's frozen three times. Today, April 12, March 18 and March 2. I've just now installed the latest BIOS but nothing in the changelog seems to address periodic freezes. This is also not an operating system level freeze. When I press and hold the power button and restart Windows knows nothing about it. At least nothing is mentioned in the Event Viewer. Maybe I have a bad stick of RAM but I have 8GB total and memtest86 only seems to recognize 3GB (suggesting it's a 32-bit app). Any ideas?

Answer:periodic freezes

i have the same problem with my w510. It freezes at random and then i either have to wait as it resovles by itself otherwise i have to force a shutdown manually.I also get a lot of lag sometimes total freezes when playing movies.I have tried changing my video drivers...I am running win 7 64 bit with, 4 gb ram, i7 720, fhd, 500 gb 720 hdd.This is really bothersome as i bought it because i thought i would be reliabel.

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Question: Periodic shutdown

I am experiencing periodic shutdowns of my computer. It restarts,but i have to go through diskscan every time.There seems to be no pattern to when it happens. sometimes it will happen several times within a short period of time and now for example it has't happeed in an hour or so. anyone have any ideas on this.
Thanks
Joe M
 

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Question: Periodic Freezing

Ive been having a issue with Periodic Freezing and error messages telling me that some services have failed to start... I believe its due to Virus's/spywhere...Here is my Hijack this Log... Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:42:14 PM, on 6/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Periodic Freezing

Hello Mitco39 Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log <--link And I'll be happy to take a look at it for you. I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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Hi everyone,

I have several virtual OS on an internal drive, but during the installation and using the OS guests, there seems to be a severe slowdown. During installation, the process slowed down severely and then picked up again and again. And using the guests is the same...periodic severe slowness. I am using VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, and I have both Linux and Windows guests, so I am fairly certain that the problem is with the HDD. I ran a chkdsk and it didn't find any issues. Ran the CrystalDiskInfo utility, and it has a Caution for Health Status. Ran the WD utility and it shows a pass for SMART. I have uploaded several screenshots from two utilities for your review.

Would appreciate your help in figuring out why the hdd behaves so erratically. Thank you!
 

Answer:Periodic slowness with HDD

So we can see what other hardware is in your computer please run this and paste the output text into your next reply :- http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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Hello everyone, first time posting.
 
I am not tech savy and am seeking help/suggestions. I am not sure if I am infected or my issues are my hardware. 
 
I am having problems with lag while playing games. Its not normal internet lag, its whole computer lag. Everything slows down. These symptoms have only appeared recently and only when playing games. I play older online games, Neverwinter Nights and Everquest. I have played them for years on this computer and the new lag is currently affecting both games. On average these lag spikes last 1-4 mins and then everything snaps back to normal speed. The lag spikes seem random but I get usually around 5 or 6 an hour. 
 
I have dealt with a similar problem in the past. An accumulation of dust had been slowing down my computer fan. After cleaning my problems disappeared. Once this new lag appeared I cleaned my fan(which needed to be cleaned) and figured the problems would go away, which they did not. My desktop is 6-7 years old and is generic off the shelf. 
 
I have run AVG 2015 virus protection, Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Superantispyware hoping to clean out my system. It did remove some things but the problem persists. 
 
Maybe my computer is getting old and cant handle the load anymore? Not sure if this helps but I have a Ram and CPU meter and while the lag spikes happen the meter does not record any change in performance. 
 
Seeking any advise. 
Thanks,
Beru
 
 

Answer:Periodic lag while gaming

Lets have a look at some logs. But please uninstall spybot prior to running these scans.  
 
Adware Cleaner Scan.
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
 
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
 
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
 
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
 
 

 
Hit Ok.
 

 
Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.
 

 
 
The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so ... Read more

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Question: Periodic BSOD

Hello all,
Every few weeks I get a BSOD. Please tell me what I can do to stop this or do I need a new computer? I'm only slightly computer savvy. 
 
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
  Locale ID: 1033
 
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: 7a
  BCP1: FFFFF6FC50020B30
  BCP2: FFFFFFFFC0000185
  BCP3: 0000000016CE6820
  BCP4: FFFFF8A004166174
  OS Version: 6_1_7601
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product: 256_1
 
Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\122713-21590-01.dmp
  C:\Users\Shannon\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-69498-0.sysdata.xml
 
Thanks for any help.

Answer:Periodic BSOD

Hi there, could you please provide us information on your computer and a copy of the dmp file?
 
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 

Please download Mini Toolbox  MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 
Thank you and good luck.

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Question: Periodic Freezing

Hello,

About a week ago, my computer started periodically freezing. When I turn on the computer, everything freezes for a second and then unfreezes, but then freezes again a second later. When it does this, the light that says the computer is thinking comes on. There are consistent spaces of time between the freezing intervals. It also makes the thinking noise, and the mouse stops. This also happens whenever I open a program for a few minutes (sometimes the whole time while the program is open). I get disconnected from the internet a lot, and when I try to connect, the computer freezes for about 30 seconds.

I have tried to resolve this problem at the Virus/Trojan forum, but I was told that it seemed like a Hardware problem. I cleaned my HJT log, and I am at quite a loss as to what to do.

I don't know how much to put here, so I'll put a lot of it. Here are my specs:

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2

CPU type: Intel Celeron 4A, 2600 MHz (6.5 x 400)
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory: 253 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS type: Phoenix (10/02/03)

Video Adapter: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator: Intel Extreme Graphics

Tell me if anything else is needed. Thank you for any help you can give!
 

Answer:Periodic Freezing

Okay, what kind of network card are you using? My old network card would stall my computer if I did something that required a lot of stress on the network like Napster or Torrent downloads. Sounds like you are having the same issue I had, except mine didnt happen as soon as I started up.
 

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Question: periodic freezes

i'm running xp home ed. the problem is every 20-30 secs my mouse pointer/scroll wheel will freeze for a couple of seconds then resume as normal in the position i was aiming for. its like having mini time warps and very frustrating as its happening in world of warcraft also (not like lag).help me pls!AMD 3400+1GB RAM Geforce 6600

Answer:periodic freezes

Virus scannersAVG Free-- Anti virus scannerTrend Micro Housecall-- Online anti virus scanner. Anti spy/malwareMicrosoft Antispyware-- Anti spyware scanner. Windows XP Home and Professional only.Spybot Search & Destroy-- Anti spyware scannerAdaware SE Personal-- Anti spyware scannerFirewallsUse both a hardware and software firewall. Be advised as dual software firewalls may cause problemsZoneAlarm Free-- Free firewall - more user friendlySygate Personal-- Free firewall - more configuration optionsRemoval toolsThe following files are not substitutes for the ones described above. They are either diagnostic tools or removal tools for malware of a certain kindHijackThis-- Manual malware remover. Post the HijackThis log generated only if requested!McAfee Stinger-- Virus removal tool. No substitute for a fully functional virus scanner!CWshredder-- CoolWebSearch removal tool. Widely known and persistant Hijacker.

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Hello

I had several infections which were successfully cleaned with Techspot's help. Now I am periodically getting BSOD for various reasons.

I know how to look at event viewer but the meaning and significance of the various errors are lost to me...

Any assistance as to where to start would be greatly appreciated !

Whiteknight1950
 

Answer:Periodic Win 7 BSOD

You will need to post your System specs , Plus your bsod in order for someone to help you .
 

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Guys, will y'all take a look at my logfile and make sure things are clean in my machine? Log has been analyzed with KRC Analyzer.
TIA
MT

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 6/3/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGEMC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTROY\TEATIMER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGCC.EXE /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_AMSVR] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGAMSVR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGEMC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MiniLog] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\MINILOG.EXE -service
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:46:07, on 7/10/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
D:\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
D:\AIM95\AIM.EXE
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Answer:A periodic check...

Hey there MT!

Nothing malicious here at all, just a couple things to clean up!

Start HijackThis Fix
Open Hijack This and click on Scan. Check the following entries (make sure you do not miss any)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...//www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...//www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...//www.yahoo.com
O16 - DPF: {2A32B14F-4D29-4EA3-AC54-E9B19F436CE7} -

Please remember to close all other windows, including browsers then click Fix checked.


Was there something specific buggin you?

if not, off you go!
Come back and visit now! You Hear?!

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Hello everyone how is it going!
So I've built a new PC, specs :
CPU : Core i5 3450
Mobo : Gigabyte P61A-D3
GPU : GTX 560 Ti
RAM : 8 GB DDR3 RAM
HDD : 1 TB HDD
So I've been experiencing a periodic lag, which I noticed both normally and in a game ( Crysis 2, which is the only game I've been playing since I got this ). The computer freezes for a sec, then goes on. Also it occured in Crysis 2 twice, once it froze for a sec or two then continuted, the other time the FPS dropped from constant 60 FPS to something like 45 FPS for a sec or two then returned to 60 FPS.
Also one time the computer totally froze and I had to do a reboot from the reset button.
What's up? Any help is appreciated.
P.S : Btw, what's the best way to update the nvidia GPU drivers ( particularly this one, GTX 560 ). Should I just install the new driver directly, or remove the first one first? If removing first, should I just manually remove it through windows or...?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Periodic lag/freezing

Download the latest beta drivers and regularly install them. There is an idle clock issue with factory overclocked cards and the latest WHQL drivers. I figure they would have fixed this by now.

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Question: Periodic Reboots

My PC periodically reboots once every while for no reason...have done virus and spyware scans and nothing comes up...Wondering if it is a software conflict with hardware or something that's not being picked up....Here's my log

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:08 AM, on 2/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AGI\common\win32\PythonService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\ASKUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\... Read more

Answer:Periodic Reboots

Snapshot of new log with ASKBAR removed

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:21:27 AM, on 2/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AGI\common\win32\PythonService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend M... Read more

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I've been getting Blue Screens lately, once or twice per day. I tried searching for the codes but that didn't help much. The machine reboots when it occurs and I can't read the stop code directly, but,

From event viewer:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x10000050 (0xb09fc5a4, 0x00000000, 0xb1765616, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini030511-03.dmp.

I've attatched one of the dumps (there are a few, but on the event viewer the codes are all the same).

It seems to happen around events with uTorrent (soon after starting/closing), but that's a retrospective analysis which could be completely wrong. Also, a few months back, this machine suffered a BSOD from which it couldn't recover till I reformatted the HDD and fresh installed (it wouldn't boot). I'm using the same primary HDD from then, but it has been working fine since the reinstall, until now.

Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.


XP SP3
GA-8I915PMD Mobo (i think, it's from an PB I-Media H1509)
P4 3.06ghz
3gb RAM
9500GT
500w PSU
 

Answer:Periodic BSOD (0x10000050)

Incomplete dump file. Check your RAM first then run chkdsk /r on the drive and see if the results show any bad clusters.

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Roadkil's RAM Test
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)
Memtest86

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista, tap F8 on boot and choose the memory diagnostic, or if you can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:

mdsched.exe

Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.
 

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Dear all,
thanks in advance for your attenction.
I write here my current problem with the internet connected computer.
The problem is that I have a periodic blackout while connected both in the download and in the upload speeds. This happens at about 1 min intervals.
I have tried to understand from the processes I have running without success. I have also done an AVG scan without any result.
I attach here my hijackthis log.
I have doubts on the files dnktia.exe and ozpuka.exe which I haven't found on the internet.
Any help is welcome.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15.12.38, on 24/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Programmi\Hamlet HDSL640S USB ADSL Modem\CnxDslTb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Programmi\File comuni\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Programmi\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Maurizio\IMPOST~1\Temp\oz... Read more

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Hey, I've been dealing (unsuccessfully) with this issue all day. From time to time today, often at truly awful times, be it in the middle of a game or otherwise, I'll be treated to an awful freeze, the sound - whatever was playing at the time, if anything - will do that typical crash stutter, and after a scant few seconds, I'll be treated to a BSOD claiming, as the title implies, UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP.

I've looked all day with no luck, run test after test (will be running Memtest86 tonight after I got to bed once I'm done here) - chkdsk, memory diagnostic, virus/malware scans, and the like - with no useful results, and have updated every driver I could think of, to no avail. I have completely uninstalled both Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, and even rolled back to a system restore point from a week ago, but, maddeningly, it yet persists.

Frankly, this has me in panic attack territory. This is a computer I built not a few weeks ago and it's been performing wonderfully until just today. I'm at my wit's end. I have a minidump from the last crash, and have finally gotten it set to record a complete dump in the event it happens again, so hopefully this is some help in figuring out my issue. -.-;;

Pardon me if there is extraneous info. For all my tinkering, I've never had problems where I've had to deal with memory dumps of any kind before (fortunately, at least to this point). Pardon me again if it is not enough. I will update if I hit this again with a complete dump if neces... Read more

Answer:Periodic BSOD: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

Hello Nierfenhimer,

Welcome to the TenForums

I had a look at the thread in your dump file and noticed that two drivers were named:

Code:
ffffd000`2317c708 fffff801`8e848f74Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mwac.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mwac.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mwac.sys
mwac+0x8f74


ffffd000`2317d608 fffff801`8a58b024Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\klif.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for klif.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for klif.sys
klif+0x3b024

This suggests that there are parts of Kaspersky and Malwarebytes still loading in your system. Can you check that you have completely uninstalled them. The driver details are shown below, the mwac.sys is dated 2014 and is an old outdated driver and could be the culprit.


Code:
2: kd> lmvm mwac
Browse full module list
start end module name
fffff801`8e840000 fffff801`8e853000 mwac T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: mwac.sys
Image path: \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mwac.sys
Image name: mwac.sys
Browse all global symbols functions data
Timestamp: Wed Jun 18 03:07:00 2014 (53A0F444)
CheckSum: 000134E6
ImageSize: 00013000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
2: k... Read more

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For the past day or so I have been having problems with my internet connection to my PC. It has been working fine for a few hours, then it suddenly goes down for up to 30 minutes, with sporadic (lasting about 30 seconds) reconnection during that 30 minute period.

I am pretty certain this is a computer related issue (as opposed to a problem with the modem), as none of the other computers in the household. (Ihave been affected, and neither has the wifi (I have browsed on my phone while the internet on my computer was down, in fact am currently writing this post on the wifi while my computer has no access)

My computers specs (Taken from the sys info program when I regained connection for a short while)

OS: Microsoft windows vista home premium, service pack 2, 32 bi
Processor: AMD phenom 9950 QuadCore processor, x64 Family 16 model 2 stepping 4
Ram: 2814 mb
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 48000 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: total - 467916 MB, Free - 33634
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3S32-MVP DELUXE
Antivirus: Mcafee anti virus and anti spyware, updated and enabled

Steps I have already taken in an attempt to solve this problem
1. Reset modem (turned it off and back on again)
2. Ran most of a virus scan in both macafee and avg (they both got to about 85% and by that point were just scanning steam stuff
3. Talked to a verizon tech, confirmed it is most likely not a modem problem (he didnt know what the problem was however)
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Answer:Periodic 30 min connection loss

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Hello,

Over the last couple of months I've experiencing periodic 'black outs' on my monitor where it's as if someone turned my monitor off and on again. Once I'm able to see my desktop again, I see a message on the bottom-right on the taskbar indicating that my nvidia drivers have crashed and restarted (paraphrasing, anyway I can find the records of these reports?) which results in my game crashing when I am playing it.

My system specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel i5 3750K
ASUS Z778LK-V mobo
1 TB WD Caviar Black
8 GB Ram (I believe this is Corsair Hyper X, is there anyway I can check this without pulling out the sticks?)
ASUS GTX660 2GB
Corsair HX650W PSU

I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from the website and have experienced this problem twice within a couple of hours today.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Periodic display crashes

Download this earlier version from here and follow NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems for the cleanest possible install. Test and report back.

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I've only had this problem occur 3 times since I purchased my Windows XP laptop (gateway) a year and a half ago.

THE PROBLEM:

My screen suddenly becomes a different color. The first time, it became a striped screen of thick brownish pink and white lines. It was the same color of the chess board of an online chess game I was playing.

The second time, I had my MP3 sound recorder on (a blueish screen with black on it) and then my screen became that blueish color with a hint of black. It was not striped like the first time.

Today it happened again, it was thick stripes of light pink and white (the color of my wallpaper, but I was online).

The mouse disappears and I have to shut it down manually (since I can't click on 'start' because it's gone). When I restart it, everything seems fine.

I've run spysweeper and anti-virus and haven't found anything suspicious.

A friend of mine who has an XP said she had the same problem and it would happen now and again (her colors were different though).

Is it just a glitch?

I don't know much about computers and laptops, sorry, so any help is greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Periodic Screen Problem, Help?

Just bumping the thread so it's not forgotten....can anyone help me? I'm very concerned about this =(
 

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While I've found Win7 to be a big step forward from Vista, I am having a particuarly irritating problem... the system failing to connect to the internet at all after a few days' use.

I had this problem a few days ago. It had been working fine but then all connection to the internet stopped (even though it was reporting that it was fine). I eventually tracked it down to a critical update, so a rollback fixed it.

Now I'm having problems again. This time the troubleshooter is reporting that the DNS server isn't responding. I noticed that a critical update was installed early this morning and did another rollback to the previous restore point but this hasn't worked.

Obviously this isn't a firewall issue since all other non-Win7 systems in the house work fine.

Any ideas? Also, how do I turn off automatic updates?

Answer:Periodic internet problems

I'm having the same problem connecting to the internet, just a random thing so it's harder to pinpoint. I have been running Win7 for a few weeks now on a dual boot system with XP with no probs until a few days ago. I was not able to get online so I created a new profile and logged in using the new one and was able to get online, up until yesterday. Now both r locked out. I run the troubleshoting tool and it tells me it's the firewall, which is NOT running. Yet I can go into XP and get to the internet no problem. I do have ESET 4 smartsuite but for some reason the firewall part doesn't work in Win7, only the antivirus. Wondering if I should uninstall all together? But getting online, I click on IE icon and it acts like it doesn't even try to connect, like it's not connected and is not gonna even try to find one. so I think something is blocking it for sure...but what! I will try rolling back the latest updates...bbl

btw...I am able to see my router, I mean it shows me in the diagram my comp my router and connection to the internet with no red X going thru it so I assume it's getting connected but is blocking me out. In my device manager I do see under Network Adapters there is two errors about the ESET firewall...

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so I've been trying to figure out whats wrong with my home network for a few days now but alas I haven't been able to figure out whats wrong, and i was hoping i might be able to get some help here.

the problem is this, every 30 seconds or so i get a significant latency spike. I've been pinging my router for a while and almost like clockwork every 30 seconds the ping time goes from 1ms to as high as 2000ms, every 30 seconds.

ive tried basic troubleshooting stuff like power cycling everything, if reset my router to factory default settings, I've even tried connecting to a different router all together but nothing has worked. this problem isn't just effecting my computer by every computer connected as well. after i tried replacing the router i thought there might be something wrong with my computer, but the problem is still present when i booted up in safe mode with networking. I've also tried replacing the cable which didn't fix the problem.

I've tried everything i can think of and i would really appreciate any help i can get in fixing this. thanks in advance.
 

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Hi!
I think this is the appropriate place to post. It could be a hardware or a software problem. I have no idea. In any case, I'm running XP and my computer has the hiccups.

My computer (specs below) has been working fine for about 9 months now, but a few days ago it started a habit of crashing within roughly 10 minutes of booting up. It freezes, the HDD status light stays lit, and if I wait long enough it bluescreens. The stop error is usually 0x000000F4.
There is also a 'refractory period' where it freezes if I try to boot up within 30 minutes of a crash.
It doesn't matter what I'm doing at the time - games, homework, music...I only have a 10-minute window in which to do things!

My initial thoughts were that something was overheating (hence the refractory period), but various monitoring programs show the temperatures to be pretty consistent until the moment of crashing. (same with fan speeds and voltages).

Everything looks OK in device manager, no question marks anywhere...

A system restore didn't change anything...

I defragged the hard disk and ran chkdsk a couple of weeks back...

Memtest thought my RAM was OK...

HijackThis and various virus checks indicate a lack of viruses...

No recent hardware changes...except a new wireless router, but it's almost exactly the same as the old model.
The only software I have installed recently (besides SpeedFan and Hmonitor) are an updated Comodo Firewall and a Realtek PCIE NIC driver.

There seem to b... Read more

Answer:Infuriating periodic crash

Look in Event Viewer for errors . .

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Event Viewer . . look in the three sections for error messages that might give you a hint about what is happening

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I've just gotten into an asinine heated debate about XP vs. Windows 7.

The individual keeps arguing that Windows 7 periodic reauthorization is a major problem for Vista and Windows 7.


Since I've never had an issue with it with Vista or Windows 7 I was wondering if anyone here in this forum could comment on this? -




Extra Ram ?? - Page 2 - Trainz Discussion Forums

Answer:Windows 7 periodic reauthorization?

"Periodic reauthorization" sounds like it could be the OS going back to the log in screen and prompting for a password. Windows has been able to do this since I think Windows 95, and it depends on your settings. Or are you referring to having to reactivate Windows 7 periodically? The only time I know of this happening is when you upgrade a lot of hardware. When too many changes occur, a reactivation might be requiredm but again, Windows 7 did not start this either. I know XP does it. Not sure about earlier versions though.

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Recently I noticed an increased amount of framerate drops in the games I play on my laptop: Left 4 Dead, Empire: Total War, Fallout 3, and Mount & Blade among others. My specs are as follows:

Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.50GHz
2.00 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS

Normally when I played all four of these games there was a considerable amount of graphics card lag on the higher settings. It was usually tied to moments in the game when a number of new models suddenly appeared onscreen, and it was manageable most of the time.

Now, in addition to the normal graphics card lag, it seems like there are moments in every single game I play when the framerate slows to 1 FPS and then jumps back up to normal again, 'fast-forwarding' through a number of frames. Even lower-spec games like Audiosurf do this, and it makes them unplayable.

If I simply pause the game, the slowdown seems to go away just as quickly as it would have otherwise. As long as I'm patient I can play single-player games, but there's no pause button in Left 4 Dead!

Anyway, I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of some kind of diagnostic program I could run to tell me where the problem is coming from. But if anyone could solve my problem outright that would be welcome too!
 

Answer:Periodic slowdowns in all games

Sounds like something is using up CPU cycles periodicly. What do you have running in the background?
 

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running windows xp, cable modem motorola, airlink 101 wireless router -- computer that is lossing connection is direct wired to router, not wireless. also have a vonage box direct to router. the wireless laptop maintains connection just fine. it's the desktop that loses connection for no apparent reason -- can't find websites and no email with eudora. rebooting restores connection. all lights are on on modem.
have checked device manager, nothing obvious. also cmd propmt ping and get 100% lost packets even when connection is there. tried to ipconfig /all but command window flashes too quick to see even trying break or escape. have shut down some services a few months back -- could a service be the culprit.
would appreciate any help.
 

Answer:periodic loss on one computer

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Hey,

For about 4 weeks now I have put up with this problem, but I cant handle it anymore.
When playing a game, eg: WoW or COD4 after a period of time.. between 30min and 5 min,
my game fps drops from about 60 to 10-15, and I have a very slight increase in ping. from about 40 -> 60
This lasts for as short as 1 min to about 5 min.
There doesnt seem to be any connection linking the time it takes till it starts or how long it lasts.

I am thinking it is some kind of vista programm running in the background, though I didnt have this problem before 4 weeks ago.
Could It be overheating? Should I go and buy XP?

I have this problem when using wireless and when using cable and wireless disabled.

Any advice is appreciated =)

My specs:

Vista Ultimate Sp1
Intel 2 Duo 2,2ghz
2 gig ram
geforce 8600M GT

anything else u need to know? let me know!

Thanks,

Luke
 

Answer:Periodic Lag -> Overheating or Vista? or something else?

Push
 

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I am having a weird freezing problem on a nicely equipped desktop computer with Intel C2D 8500, mobo GA-EP45 DS3, 4 GB RAM, 2x500 GB Seagate S-ATA2 HD (32 MB cache each, the kind that had this "sudden death" problem, firmware updated though), ATI HD 4870 gfx (Catalyst 9.6), Creative X-Fi soundcard (latest drivers as of writing this), WinXP home SP3, CD-ROM, DVD R/W. System is rather new (< 6 months). I have already uninstalled my Virus scanner (NAV) to find the culprit, killed all system processes I know are expendable, run rootkit checkers, unplugged most USB devices, and I still have these goddam brief freezes every two seconds or so. Drive fragmentation is not an issue either. When I watch TV on my machine (built-in Terratec HD TV card), the display briefly stutters and sound gets muted or into a high pitched squeal for a split of a second. Looks like the entire system gets occupied by some process for a brief moment every few seconds (interval seems to be slightly irregular).

I also remember having been able to watch TV flawlessly on my machine just a few weeks ago, but I cannot tell where and why and how everything got screwed up. I also have a cordless mouse which was stuttering from the minute I installed it and its drivers although the receiver is really close to the mouse.

I can hear my HD(s) being accessed all the time when my system should be idling. Process Explorer (Task Manager replacement) doesn't show anything unusual though. Checking with ... Read more

Answer:Periodic brief freezes every few seconds

Disabling the swap file didn't help. chkdsk didn't reveal any problems. I have unplugged all USB devices except mouse and keyboard: Didn't help. Uninstalled cordless mouse drivers and installed a cable mouse: Didn't help.

Maybe an IRQ conflict?

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This has had me scratching my head. Over the last few weeks my PC has rebooted itself on perhaps 8 or 10 occasions as if the power went off for a second then back on. It happens when I close several Internet Explorer windows in a row (by clicking on the X close box top right). Cannot say for certainty how many, but between 4 an 8 say. Bizarrely, it is not every time I do this. PC reboots, runs scandisk and all is ok.I have up to date NAV, Spybot, Adaware, Pest Patrol: none shows anything mischievous.It is not a power problem (at least in terms of supply) as I have a UPS and it is working perfectly.I am completely mysified. Anyone got any ideas as to possible/probable cause?

Answer:periodic reboot problem

Anybody got any ideas?

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I have Comcast as ISP. Using Motorola Surf Board SB6121 as modem. And have a WD N750 as my router.

Ever since I moved into the house I had this setup. My internet connectivity goes down about once every 5 to 6 hours. All of my devices would still be connected to the router but receives no internet connectivity. I have to restart the modem and the router

The time in between each connectivity issue sometimes is longer, sometimes is shorter. I called comcast to check the issue, the technician said nothing was wrong but he can try to boost the signal, which didn't resolve the issue. Then I turn to the router website and see if anyone else had this issue as well. I updated the firmware and turned off the dual band as well. This problem persists....so now i'm turning to you guys...anything ..any spark of ideas would be great! thanks
 

Answer:Periodic Disconnects From Internet

triarii3 said:





I have Comcast as ISP. Using Motorola Surf Board SB6121 as modem. And have a WD N750 as my router.

Ever since I moved into the house I had this setup. My internet connectivity goes down about once every 5 to 6 hours. All of my devices would still be connected to the router but receives no internet connectivity. I have to restart the modem and the router

The time in between each connectivity issue sometimes is longer, sometimes is shorter. I called comcast to check the issue, the technician said nothing was wrong but he can try to boost the signal, which didn't resolve the issue. Then I turn to the router website and see if anyone else had this issue as well. I updated the firmware and turned off the dual band as well. This problem persists....so now i'm turning to you guys...anything ..any spark of ideas would be great! thanksClick to expand...

Does rebooting the devices reliably restore connectivity?

If so, try rebooting just the router and if connectivity isn't restored in 5 minutes, reboot the modem and try again.

It's likely it's one device or the other.
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista, and every so often, in intervals that can be anywhere from hours to minutes apart, my (wired) internet connection will seemingly die, telling me each time that it has limited or no connectivity. Each time to fix it the diagnose/repair tool 'resets the network adaptor,' after which it works fine, untill the next random time it dies. As a quicker option I have recently been disabling / re enabling the Local Area Connection network device, which also temporarily resolves the problem. I am in a residence and nobody else is experiencing this problem.

I have no idea what is causing this, and am hoping that somebody knows more than I do and could possibly help me out. Many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Periodic Limited Connectivity

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I have been running my home internet through a cable modem into a Belkin N wireless router. The router has factory firmware, and is the most up to date for its model. The problem I've been having is that periodically (and without warning) my internet will disconnect for about 2-3 minutes at a time. It will then reconnect on its own.

The error message I receive is that, "Windows detected an error with your DNS and is unable to fix it."

I've tried many solutions, such as flushing my DNS cache, resetting my router/modem, reconnecting the wires.

My router feeds 4 wired computers in my home, as well as a few wireless machines. There doesn't seem to be any reason why my internet cuts out. Some days it will be fine, some times it will cut out 3-4 times within a ten minute span.

Two days ago I tried running the ethernet cable from my modem straight to my desktop, and the internet still dropped out giving the same error as before. I decided that the problem was with my cable modem (it was over a decade old) so I got a new one from my cable provider, yet today the internet is still crashing when being run through modem to router.

Any help on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated, I've struggled with this for over a year. Any information I can provide otherwise I will do my best. Thank you very very much.
-Dan
 

Answer:Periodic DNS connection problems - please help.

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Hi,

As you can see from the log below, it happens more than periodically but you get the idea. This is from a cable modem/router combination unit. Motorola, don't know the model type but don't think it matters anyway. My PC is hardwired to the router and the wireless drops out too many times than I'd like. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

Any idea what the problem might be. Let me know if more information is needed, please. Thanks for any and all help.

Brett
Time Not Established Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.9;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1:e4:4f:f8;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;
Time Not Established Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.8;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1:e4:4f:f8;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;
Time Not Established Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.3;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1:e4:4f:f8;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;
Time Not Established Warning (5) ToD request sent - No Response received;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1:e4:4f:f8;CM-QOS=1.0;CM-VER=3.0;
Time Not Established Warning (5) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response ;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1:e4:4f:f8;CM-QOS=1.0;CM-VER=3.0;
Time Not Established Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out
Time Not Established Critical (3) SYNC Timing Synchronization failure - Failed to acquire QAM/QPSK symbol timing;;CM-MAC=70:7e:43:3e:d5:bf;CMTS-MAC=00:00:00:00... Read more

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Hey guys,

Today my system just randomly starts to freeze from time to time, these last for 1-2 seconds and always when I'm watching a video or playing a game so I assumed it was my Graphics card (Basically brand new 660ti). It has also memory dumped my pc once.

I have done these things to try and resolve the issue;
.

Rolled back my drivers to previous (I have in the past couple of days got new drivers from nvidia).
I have re-seated all components in my pc, (GFX card, memory, hard drives and DVD rom).
I have done a full scan of my pc in case of viruses with no threats (AVG).
I have TRIED to catch if there's a process doing it with task manager but I can't see anything through the freeze.
I have also reset my bios to it's optimized state that it came in.

The only things that have change before today were:
I downloaded Netlimiter3 for my Steam Yesterday disabling this has done nothing.

As I was typing this I noticed some lag from time to time, so this may not be limited to just watching video or playing a game, which can still be a GFX card issue i guess.

How would I test if it is a graphics card issue? Or is there someone out there who knows what this is? how can i solve it?

any help is much appreciated. Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Periodic System Freezes

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I am getting periodic BSOD with different issues listed - predominantly I get:

BAD_POOL_DATA

System is:

Gateway GT426E
Windows 7 Premium
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200 2.60 GHz
4 GB of RAM
32 Bit OS

Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5570

Answer:Periodic BSOD with Windows 7

Please provide this info so we can get an idea of what we're dealing with: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

While waiting for a response, please try these free diagnostics:

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I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)

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Sony Vaio, Windows XP home addition version 2002, service pack 3
mobile amd athlon(xp),1600+, 1.40ghz, 256mb of ram.

I have an older laptop, but it has ran like a dream up until a week or so ago.

There is something wrong with it, as it is taking much longer than normal to start up. Moreover, it is experiencing intermittent spikes in very high usage while i'm surfing the internet. Sometimes the lag lasts upwards of 20 minutes, where I'm unable to do anything on my computer. This is extremely frustrating, and renders my computer useless much of the time.

I originally thought it was a memory issue, as I had added a few moderately sized programs recently, but have since removed all of them and even freed up additional space.

I prefer to play dumb, and go from the square 1 approach. Thus, I'd rather have someone guide me through steps that will solve the problem, rather than me trying things out and then having someone fix those just to get to square 1.

I have had great success with bleeping computer experts getting rid of viruses in the past, and am hopeful someone at this site can remedy this issue as well.

If this is the wrong forum, please move to the correct one if possible. Thank you.

Answer:Terrible, periodic computer lag

I have had great success with bleeping computer experts getting rid of viruses in the pastYour computer may be reinfected...With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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We have an NT network with some 70 users. Although there are no scheduled events, each Wednesday morning at 08:30 all users experience a loss of network connection!!! I again stress there are no scheduled events.Can anyone shed some light on what is possibly happening here?

Answer:Periodic NT Network Problem

I would look at a power interruption due to something like the sprinkler/fire alarm system being tested. If it is one of these very modern bms controlled building almost everything is affected by these tests. For example lifts returning to the ground floor and doors opening etc. When a major event like this occurs the bms overrides all network capability.

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Occassionally, I will get no sound specifically from web pages with what I assume
is an embedded sound file, but mostly from YouTube flash files. Even rebooting
or complete shutdown will not correct the situation. It seems to resolve itself
after a while.

Windows sounds continue to work properly as well as movie files I play through
MPlayer or sometimes Media Player.

I cannot track down what is causing the intermittent sound loss. Right-clicking
the sound icon in the task bar and selecting playback devices always reveals the
same setup:

Realtek HDMI Output
ATI HDMI Audio
Default Device

Nothing is changed since the original setup and troubleshooting only points out
that Speakers or headphones cannot be found which would be expected with an
HDMI setup.

This is really bugging me and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this or
similar problems.

Answer:Periodic no sound from HDMI

When using the HDMI audio, the video card is using it's own built in sound device, not the PC's sound device. If the sound works OK with the regular PC sound (Realtek) and PC speakers, the problem is in the Video Card's sound system.

Youtube uses Flash and that has known to be iffy at times. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash. Some web pages with embedded audio use Windows media player extension and with the HDMI audio that may also be a problem.

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I have a Gateway GM5626(yes, its quiet old), Vista, 3GB DDR2 dual channel memory, Intel pentium dual core processor E2180, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT video.2 weeks ago while i was playing CD4 like i always did in the few months before that with no problems, my computer starts to lag like really bad, i thought it was a one time thing and it will go away as it did then came back 5 minutes later. I played other games that i have played before and they all starts to lag a few minutes in and repeat what have happen to CD4, when i quit the games my pc returns to normal speed, so i thought it was a problem around the graphic area. So I updated my graphic driver(what they said to do, when i googled my problem), clean out the dust, end all the process that is not needed, deleted most of my files (C Disk: 321/455 free space) and the problem still there i just don't get it!!!I am now scanning for viruses on my computer, any suggestions or helps would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Need Help With Periodic Lags In Game.

Seems a typical case of overheating (with my old comp, I had the same issue and the GPU was fried). Check your GPU temps and post them. Do you get artifacts while playing games ?

You might want to defrag as well and indeed check for viruses.

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Since I purchased this laptop 20 days ago, I found a scratch on upper right side of my screen horizontally about 3 inches in length which is 2 inches down from upper side, initially I thought it was my fault so I tried different cleaning solution and to some extent I rubbed off but still it remain visible. Thereafter I applied screen guard on it to protect further scratches but unfortunately two three days back I noticed fresh scratch on upper left side just beside previous one horizontally.While going through the case I noticed that while I close my laptop scratches occur due to slight curve on keypad area in case of dirt it create a scratch while get in contact with screen, so basically due to design it is happening again and again.  Please suggest remedy of it. Regards, Amrita Singh 

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Hi everyone,
I have bought a new HP pavilion dv6 laptop
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

After 2 weeks i started getting bsods every 3-4 days.Image restore of the OS didnt help.At the service centre,they suggested reinstalling thru another cd.After 20 days of doing that,the bsods started again.

Did run memtest for 15 passes,got around 420000 errors.Is it a sure indicator for a hardware problem?

Am attaching the jcgriff file as instructed.

Answer:periodic BSOD errors

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums,

First, remove AVG including identity protection. AVG is a known issue of causing BSOD on some Windows 7 systems. Use this removal tool when AVG is removed: AVG - Download tools
Use Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast in it's place (they both intend to not cause BSOD)

Next, update this driver

Code:
fffff880`04b0d000 fffff880`04b3f000 Rt64win7 Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 22:04:13 2009 (49A65B0D)
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Realtek

Never seen that much of errors in Memtest. Replace the RAM and see if that works.


Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff960001743b4, fffff88002439930, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!RGNOBJ::vSet+88 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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The error has been happening for the last two days. I've gotten three stops usually late at night. The stops happen usually during video, but I have been able to play videos otherwise without incident. I've been looking through various help instructions and found an unknown device with an outdated driver. I have my suspicions that it's my USB mouse, but I can't identify the device, so I'm not sure.

Here's the basic information:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Original system OS
OEM
System hardware is about 1 year 2 months
I've reinstalled the OS fairly recently, so it's about 2 months old.

Answer:Periodic Blue Screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by OPJM


The error has been happening for the last two days. I've gotten three stops usually late at night. The stops happen usually during video, but I have been able to play videos otherwise without incident. I've been looking through various help instructions and found an unknown device with an outdated driver. I have my suspicions that it's my USB mouse, but I can't identify the device, so I'm not sure.

Here's the basic information:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Original system OS
OEM
System hardware is about 1 year 2 months
I've reinstalled the OS fairly recently, so it's about 2 months old.



No minidumps uploaded try this method.

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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hi, please excuse me as am new to this. Have been getting intermittent [email protected] and have not been able to find a solution, was wondering if anyone could take a look for me?

Answer:periodic blue screens

Hi Penfoldsmate & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
**************************Wed Nov 5 23:06:36.477 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\110514-25000-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17238.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140723-2018

System Uptime: 8 days 21:53:15.087

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+46e70 )

BugCheck FC, {ffffc000899290d0, eed00001b826f963, ffffd00023418680, 2}
BugCheck Info: ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY (fc)

Arguments:
Arg1: ffffc000899290d0, Virtual address for the attempted execute.
Arg2: eed00001b826f963, PTE contents.
Arg3: ffffd00023418680, (reserved)
Arg4: 0000000000000002, (reserved)
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xFC

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: YCMMirage.exe

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xFC_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2600

CurrentSpeed: 2594

BIOS Version F.25

BIOS Release Date 01/21/2013

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

Product Name HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``


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I've just updated my hardware in preparation for WoW:Cataclysm. I've got a PhenomII X4 3.0GHz, ASUS M4A785-M mobo and i've tried using a radeon hd4670 and a slightly more beefy geforce card i've gotten from a friend. This is a brand new install on some drives i've been using for a while, never had any issues with the drives.

Occasionally, while playing WoW the system will stop responding long enough to disconnect me. To be clear, I am still able to run/move within the game, neither the game nor the system as a whole seems to be frozen. Since i've noticed this issue, i've started running the resource monitor on my second screen. When the system seems to stop responding, CPU usage drops to 0%. I know WoW isn't the culprit as i've seen it do this while watching netflix and other less-intense applications as well. I primarly want to make sure it isn't hardware at fault before my RMA period with newegg runs out. PLEASE HELP!! thanks!

EDIT: To be clear, i have not had and BSOD's

Answer:Periodic hang-ups/delays

  
Quote: Originally Posted by smokes2345


I've just updated my hardware in preparation for WoW:Cataclysm. I've got a PhenomII X4 3.0GHz, ASUS M4A785-M mobo and i've tried using a radeon hd4670 and a slightly more beefy geforce card i've gotten from a friend. This is a brand new install on some drives i've been using for a while, never had any issues with the drives.

Occasionally, while playing WoW the system will stop responding long enough to disconnect me. To be clear, I am still able to run/move within the game, neither the game nor the system as a whole seems to be frozen. Since i've noticed this issue, i've started running the resource monitor on my second screen. When the system seems to stop responding, CPU usage drops to 0%. I know WoW isn't the culprit as i've seen it do this while watching netflix and other less-intense applications as well. I primarly want to make sure it isn't hardware at fault before my RMA period with newegg runs out. PLEASE HELP!! thanks!

EDIT: To be clear, i have not had and BSOD's


Bad network connection to WoW servers.

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recently installed a new game, NWN2.  Played fine for about 10 hours.  Now, with this game and several other full screen games, I get periodic screen lock ups.  Ever 20 seconds or less, the screen will lock up entirely.  Sound will continue to play for several seconds, then stop, then start again, and in a few more seconds the screen will unreeze - this behavior repeats ad-nauseum.  After messing around with this for several hours, it has evolved to causing blue screens when I try to close the offending game.  I downloaded and used window's diagnostic utility to examine the error log from the crash, and the suggested cause was graphics driver error.Steps I've taken:Downloaded, fully updated, and full computer virus scan with AVG free edition.Downloaded and installed latest graphics drivers(GeForce 7600GT)*Downloaded and used SpeedFan - see additional commentsClosed all other programs running in the background*I'm reasonably confident that the update process worked - I did uninstall old drivers first, etc - however, my system information window reports that I am actually using drivers from july 2007 ... even the drivers I replaced were more recent than this, so I'm a bit at a loss-Speedfan ... reports my PC temp at -64C ... I think this is obviously false, but I'm concerned that the temperature is +64C which as I understand it is high, and this is just idling/surfing the web, so in game it could be getting critically high.... Read more

Answer:Repeated, periodic freezes

I would check out the temperature first. This is usually the problem with most gamers.Quote-Speedfan ... reports my PC temp at -64C ... I think this is obviously false, but I'm concerned that the temperature is +64C which as I understand it is high, and this is just idling/surfing the web, so in game it could be getting critically high.What is the temperature during gameplay?Try putting an external fan next to the computer and see how well it fairs.

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PC - Dell Inspiron 1520, 2GB RAM, Intel Core2 Duo T7250 @ 2GHz 2GHz

OS - Vista Home Premium

AV - Avast (Kept up to date)

Weekly Spybot-Serach&Destroy Scans (only reports occassional tracking cookies)

If it matters, I have Office 2007 Ultimate (kept updated); .NET Framework 3.5 SP1; and Media Player 11

I get frequent but irregular slow downs in performance. Excel taking literally minutes to start, but only at times. Even with only a web-browser running (I use IE7 & Firefox) CPU usage will max out for several minutes at a time. I did use IE8 for a while but it is no longer installed.

I've played with this as I've noticed a single tab in Firefox on pages with no obvious flash, scripting, videos, etc. will at times take 117,000k on the Processes column of the Task Manager. Same with IE7.

What perplexes me is that this max CPU and slow down occurs at times without a noticeable increase in browser resource usage.

I do have, at this time, 18 instances of svchost.exe running. I have never attempted to change default settings on what services are running as that is beyond my skill level.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated,
Derek

Answer:Periodic Max CPU Usage - Vista

Welcome to BC---------------------------Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".ThenThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.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 ask... Read more

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Hello,
I have a Windows XP SP3 restarting every seven days. In c:\windows\minidump from August 2013 to May 2015 I have minidumps files every seven days, for example:
Mini110514-01.dmp
Mini180514-01.dmp
Mini250514-01.dmp
...
Is this common? The reason of the BSOD is igxpmp32.sys driver and the proccess is iexplorer.exe. The strange thing is that BSOD is periodic, every 7 days.
Best Regards and thanks in advance

Answer:Periodic BSOD Windows XP SP3

FWIW:  http://www.file.net/process/igxpmp32.sys.html
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hi all,


When I start my pc up it freezes periodically, and i have to do a hard reboot to get it working properly again.

I think i've found the problem, theres a program calling itself CDOOSOFT that seems to be installed on my hdd, and the executable OLHRWELF.EXE

I have tried all manner of different spyware/malware scanners and removers, anti-virus programs and stingers but to no avail, although they do spot it and say its been deleted it just comes right back. The only thing that stops this freezing from happening is disabling the cdoosoft program in the "startup" section of CCleaner, but it enables itself automatically after about 1 week and the problem starts again until i disable once more. :cry

Has anyone had this problem before and know how to get rid of it? I really don't want to do a fresh install as I don't have the time at the moment.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Russ_beer
 

Answer:Periodic freezing on startup

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid addtional delay in gettin... Read more

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Hi,
Should I use periodic scanning with Avast on max hardened settings? Will they conflict? Avast is on high heuristic and Aggressive mode.

Will WD Periodic scanning conflict? or is it safe to turn on? Should I do full scans with it?

Thanks!

PS: If you have any other recommendations for an antivirus please tell me! thanks again.
 

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I'm trying to fix a periodic 9f DRIVER_STATE_FAILURE error on an 8.1 system. Originally was reporting as due to iaStora.sys which I thought was fixed with a download thereof from Intel. Subsequently, however, get periodic failures with the generic ntoskrnl.exe as the cause. Sfc runs with errors. I've been trying to run dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth in various iterations without success. Most recently I'm trying to connect via a network to another 8.1 computer but, according to the dism log, it is reporting "Failed validating command line" while using the line dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /source:\\<network computer name>\Windows. I've shared the network computer Windows folder and also have validated accessibility thereof at the command prompt with a net use command. The folder is visible in Explorer also. I had tried use of an 8.1 DVD earlier as the source to no avail also. Am I doing something wrong here other than not giving up?

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At home I use dial up and after I disconnect and after a period of time (it varies) my computer is automatically dialed up to the internet. What is causing that and how do I correct it? I use MailWasher and have it set to check my email every ten minutes but I get connected even when that program is off. Also, whenever I start my computer I am automatically connected in just a minute or two. I don't believe in ghosts but I'm beginning to wonder now.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Periodic Dial Up Connects

do you have a good antivirus installed? Have you tried using Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware to get rid of any spyware/adware on your system?

you could be describing a dialer program that the above programs will get rid of.

if you have an up to date antivirus and have run those two programs (available in the spyware section of the MajorGeeks downloads) then let us know so we can begin ruling things out.
 

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I have a computer here at work that reboots every 10 minutes it seems. can a failing hard drive cause that? i swapped the hard drive that was in the original computer that was having problems, to a different computer that didnt have that issue, and the problem continued.
 

Answer:periodic computer reboots

More likely power supply, i had to replace my motherboard just on friday, very similar issues, but friday it quit booting up at all, ended up being the powersupply, which took out the motherboard. I would start there.
 

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I have a fairly new machine that my son plays world of warcraft on. Periodically it seems to freeze which switching users, clicking on taskbar, etc. Eventually it returns and works fine for perhaps 20 minutes. Windows XP Pro SP3 and ZoneAlarm. HijackThis log attached.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:46:30 AM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\WatchDog\wdserver.exe
C:\Program Files\WatchDog\Vet\wdVet.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\logon.scr
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\514\G2AProcessFactory.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rdpclip.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
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My AcerAspire V-7 482PG has started making periodic grinding sounds when I am playing an audio or video file, but only after the laptop has been running for a while.  A re-boot solves the problem, but only for a while.  I have updated all my drivers, so I don't think that can be the problem.  Any help?

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Not sure this is the right forum but it is here or software.

Periodically, maybe once a week or less, my PC fails to complete a boot. Following is what happens

1-Press power button and it lights up - monitor light comes on, but flashing of DVD drives do not occur - nothing else happens. No sounds, no nothing.
2-After a bit I press the power button for 5 seconds and the PC turns off (power button/light goes out and monitor light goes out).
3-Press power button and everything appears to star up ok except I first get a screen that gives multiple ways to start up (top line of screen is "We apologize for the inconvinence, but Windows did not start succussfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."
4-I select "Start Windows Normally"

No hardware or software change was made.

Anyone know how I can eliminate this problem?
 

Answer:Periodic Failure to Boot

I would suggest opening your computer case and manually reseating your memory and PCI cards, and see if that helps!
 

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Hey everyone

I had a random BSOD coming up and decided that I needed a hardware upgrade too, so I changed motherboard, CPU and RAM.
The problem is that I just got a BSOD again and I am quite lost why.
On the old machine the problem seemed to start when I added a second screen to my PC, but even sticking to one screen afterward didn't help. At that time I used the iterated graphic card on the AMD 785G motherboard, but changed in to the AMD Radeon 4550 card without help.
Later I upgraded to AMD Phenom II X4 955, Kingston HyperX CL7 1333MHz and Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, but kept my 4 Western Digital GreenPower hard drives, one 2.5" 7200rpm Hitachi hard drive, a 550W Corsair power supply and a Creative X-Fi Elite Pro.
I guess the problem is the same, but I am not 100% sure.
The result of the minidump have I added below, thanks for your help.

Regards

Sebastian Aslund
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Edit: I see people add the file instead, so I have added the file instead of posting the whole message.

Answer:Periodic BSOD, even after upgrade

Welcome!

I am not very skilled in the art of the BSOD, but from what I gather, the problem was caused by NetIO.sys.

See this article here on how to fix it.

If you upgraded from Vista instead of doing a Clean Install, you may want to update your network card drivers, too.

Hope this helps!

~JK


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Jonathan\Desktop\020310-22776-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbol
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a0b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c48e50
Debug session time: Wed Feb 3 06:54:33.742 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:46:55.100
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Hi, im currently experiencing mini periodic lagspikes. When I try to ask google, it always refers me to Lol or some other online game.
 
What I experience are mini lag spikes that happen while the PC is running. I could check this by holding a key in a textbox allowing the character to spam itself. You would notice sometimes stops for a millisecond or so then goes on again. I could also check this by moving the scroll bar up and down and instead of moving fluidly, it moves erratically. 
 
When I check the task manager for the CPU usage and memory usage, they don't seem to be at full capacity. I find it weird why the pc lags behind. I would notice this in games where suddenly things slow down for a moment then speed up or whenever I code using IDE's.
I cant remember if this happened before I used combofix or not. I cant use a restore point cause I think it got removed when  I used ccleaner afterwards, trying to find out whats causing the lag.
I read in the rules that I think we're not allowed to discuss combofix. If that is indeed the cause problem(combofix) and we're not allowed to discuss it here, could you then at least point me to the right direction since I am really in need of a solution.
edit:
I'm running windows 7

Answer:mini periodic lag spikes

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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My AcerAspire V-7 482PG has started making periodic grinding sounds when I am playing an audio or video file, but only after the laptop has been running for a while.  A re-boot solves the problem, but only for a while.  I have updated all my drivers, so I don't think that can be the problem.  Any help?

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This is something real strange. I used windows xp for several months, and never had these periodic freezes, like from every hour on from the last time i last restarted windows the system does a small freeze. I noticed this because everytime this happens and i am capturing tv, there is always 1-2 dropped frames, and also when i am hearing music i notice a small freeze also. For example if i restart the computer at 8:30am, then it's garanteed that at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30 am and so on, always have this freeze. But that's not all, everyday when the clock goes to midnight exactly, there is a bit longer freeze of exactly one second, everything freezes, it's the audio, mouse cursor, and of course, tv capture, in which i get about 10-20 dropped frames.

I already tried EVERYTHING i could think about to fix this and absolutly NOTHING fixes this! This happens since i used windows vista, and now windows 7. In windows xp i didn't had the one hour freezes, but i start to have the midnight freezes a few days after windows xp is installed.

Now i absolutly need to fix this, because this is getting my tv captures de-sincronized, and i don't want to go back to windows xp just because of something so stupid as this...

I have tried so many things already to fix this, that i prefer that you guys do suggestions and then i say if i already tried that or not.

Answer:Periodic freezes in my system

Welcome to the forums, sorry you are having problems... a couple of things come to mine... Are all your drivers up to date? Check the device driver section of your computer properties page and make sure ! The fact that you were using it for XP means that its been around the block a few times, and the fact that its happened with several different OS's suggests a hardware problem..

Next.. enter event viewer into your search box and navigate to the application tab and see if there are any critical errors or warnings.. take a screenshot and upload it if there are... we will go from there...

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Hey, I've been dealing (unsuccessfully) with this issue all day. From time to time today, often at truly awful times, be it in the middle of a game or otherwise, I'll be treated to an awful freeze, the sound - whatever was playing at the time, if anything - will do that typical crash stutter, and after a scant few seconds, I'll be treated to a BSOD claiming, as the title implies, UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP.

I've looked all day with no luck, run test after test (will be running Memtest86 tonight after I got to bed once I'm done here) - chkdsk, memory diagnostic, virus/malware scans, and the like - with no useful results, and have updated every driver I could think of, to no avail. I have completely uninstalled both Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, and even rolled back to a system restore point from a week ago, but, maddeningly, it yet persists.

Frankly, this has me in panic attack territory. This is a computer I built not a few weeks ago and it's been performing wonderfully until just today. I'm at my wit's end. I have a minidump from the last crash, and have finally gotten it set to record a complete dump in the event it happens again, so hopefully this is some help in figuring out my issue. -.-;;

Pardon me if there is extraneous info. For all my tinkering, I've never had problems where I've had to deal with memory dumps of any kind before (fortunately, at least to this point). Pardon me again if it is not enough. I will update if I hit this again with a complete dump if neces... Read more

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Hi all and thanks in advance,

I have been crashing whilst playing BF3 every 2 hours or so for months, and now with BF4 every 15 minutes.

I have tried everything I can think of (upped PSU to 600W, driver check, tune-up, latest GFX drivers incl beta, reseating hardware...)

Files attached

Answer:Battlefield 3 and 4 periodic crash, please help

Configure dumps






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First, we want to make sure the computer is saving your dump files. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Startup and Recovery [Settings] Make sure that "Write Debugging Information" is set to Small Memory Dump (256kb) if it is not already. Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Next, make sure that the folder C:\Windows\Minidump exists. If not, create it (allow permission if asked). Make sure any dumps you want to analyze, whether yours or others', are in this folder. You can ZIP/RAR the files and send them to someone else to analyze as well.

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Hi,

I bought my computer about 4 years ago and i never had problems of BSOD. Recently, frequently BSOD have been appearing and the system crash. The Diagnostic_Tool file required is atteched.

I hope you can help me.
Yours faithfully,

Kogo

Answer:Periodic BSOD have been appearing

No antivirus?

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Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
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   Note
Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

You may also take a look at: Good & Free System Security Combination
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Reduce the start-up items, Antivirus software is basically whats required. Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Clean Startup in Windows 7
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Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible: Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow - read here
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it - read here
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


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I've been having problems lately with my games framerate dropping periodically, about every 2 minutes for 10 seconds each time. Viewing MSI afterburner shows that when I have this lag, CPU1 Temperature, GPU usage %, and FB usage % all dip down.

I have windows 10 home 64-bit, AMD FX-6300 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 8GB RAM.
 

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My PC Specs:
PC Name (#1):
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard
4 gb (2x 1gb PNY, 2x 1gb Kingston)
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS (g92) 512mb
Zerotherm Nirvana
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition / Logitech z-5300
Seagate 320gb (OS), Seagate 500gb (Storage)
Antec Nine Hundred
Vista x64bit


Important
1) I have played around with uGuru, Abit's overclocking software for like 5 minutes, and only in those 5 minutes was anything overclocked (My cpu from 2.4ghz to 2.45ghz). Everything else is at stock
2) I have recently upgraded my CPU/Mobo/VGA, they are pretty much 1 month old.
3) The Seagate 500gb is about 6 months old.
4) Bios drivers are the ones from that came with the mobo on the CD, might or might not be 100% up to date.
5) I keep my computer on 24/7 whenever possible.
6) Was working fine before and after upgrade, just happened out of the blue.

Problem:
I woke up one morning and was screwing around in my room and heard very faint beeps periodically and investigated. It was my computer that was beeping once, faintly, every now and then. Being the first computer I used an aftermarket cooling solution, my zerotherm nirvana, and also first time using arctic silver 5, I decided to shut it off due to the beeping possibly caused due to rising temps. I had to leave to class so I couldnt investigate. The next day, I turned it on, and it wouldnt get past the initial motherboard boot screen. The motherboard has an LED display on it that shows troubleshooting ... Read more

Answer:Possible HDD Failure after periodic beeps

You can eliminate the jumper issue by just setting the OS to Master and the 500 to slave. I don't ever use CS just because you always can have that little bit of doubt if that is your problem, forcing master and slave eliminates that possibility.

It does sound to me like your drive is dead. I would disconnect your OS drive and set the 500 to master and try to boot up with a drive diagnostic utility disk in the drive. Hopefully you can get it to start up off the cd, then run the test to get an error code and RMA the drive.

You can put it in an external enclosure, but I don't know of any diagnostics that can be ran on it, although there may be some.

The only other possibility I can see is if you just don't have enough power to spin up both of your drives on startup, but that is pretty unlikely. HD failure sounds much more likely based on your post.
 

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The attached .dmp files show that BSOD has appeared several times in the last several weeks. But restarting to full capability has been no problem.

Answer:BSOD: Periodic d1 Crashes

Hi,

You need to update to the latest drivers for your Marvell MV91xx AHCI/RAID stuff.

Code:
fffff880`0399a048 fffff880`0197365bUnable to load image mv91xx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mv91xx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mv91xx.sys
mv91xx+0x2865b
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3: kd> lmvm mv91xx
start end module name
fffff880`0194b000 fffff880`019d8000 mv91xx T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: mv91xx.sys
Image path: mv91xx.sys
Image name: mv91xx.sys
Timestamp: Mon Nov 22 13:00:45 2010 (4CEA151D)
CheckSum: 0004B35E
ImageSize: 0008D000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Source: Driver Reference Table

Then run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Get the latest drivers for Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC.


Code:
0: kd> lmvm Rt64win7
start end module name
fffff880`04922000 fffff880`049af000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Tue Aug 23 19:55:41 2011 (4E53B15D)
CheckSum: 00097338
ImageSize: 0008D000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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Hello,It's been a year or so since I've had a logfile reviewed by an expert so I thought it was time to see if there is anything to be concerned about. Thanks for all your help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:12:07 AM, on 11/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Hijack Log - Periodic Review

Log is fine but you have both Avast and BitDefender active - you should only have one active AV running

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