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Computer freezes during gaming. Manually turn off computer

Question: Computer freezes during gaming. Manually turn off computer

As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick “start normally” and it’s like it never happened.

I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

Here’s what I’ve done so far
I’ve cleaned every component in my computer, so not a dust problem.
I’ve applied new thermal paste on both my CPU (did it the second I opened the box) and my GPU (a few days ago.)
I installed new fans to get better airflow, it’s a freaking storm down there, if it’s at max. It didn’t help at all. That’s mostly the reason I made this post. To see if I have placed the fans for optimal intake and exhaust airflow in the case itself. Possible get some tips on how to lower the temp on the GPU.
Updated drivers and other software multiple times.
Reformatted the whole hard drive, multiple times, to no effect.

Specs
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 700W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX
CPU: Intel Core i5 Quad Processor i5-2500K
CPU heatsink: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Kjøler
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 B3, Socket-1155
Hard drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Have some other hardware In there, but don’t see how a few extra hard drives, fan controller, disk drive etc. can have anything to do with my problem.

Fans
Intake 1: Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm
Intake 2: Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm
Intake 3: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm
Exhaust 1: Noctua NF-P12 120mm
Exhaust 2: PSU fan, obviously also an intake fan

Push and pull on the CPU heatsink, pulling air towards and out through the rear fan.

Here’s some pictures I uploaded on imageshack to better illustrate my computer
1. http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3985/showingfans.jpg
2. http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4079/img0244lu.jpg
3. http://imageshack.us/a/img853/3321/img0251j.jpg
4. http://imageshack.us/a/img507/2985/img0245sh.jpg

Any help would be appreciated, as I am at a loss here. Simply don't know what I can do. Don't want to buy something new and find out that wasn't the problem.

Edit: Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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Hi, I've been having this very annoying problem for a while now. I am searching the net for days now but can't seem to find a solution. My laptop is around 10 months old, and the last couple of weeks I've been experiencing these random freezes. It doesn't matter what I do it just happens - sometimes when browsing on the net, or even when no browser is open and just working on a Word document. There are days when it can go hours without any problem, but these freezes become more and more frequent. The Task Manager doesnt come up, the only thing I can do is manually shut down. I have no idea what is causing this - just thought it could be Window7 related problem. Please, someone help me figure this out because it is becoming very annoying.

Gateway laptop NV54 Series
Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU 2.20 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: Random freezes, have to manually shut down computer

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Here are my specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464783 MB, Free - 434084 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Disabled

What's happening is my compuer and keyboard will stop responding and makes weird beeping noises. It's a slow beeping each are spaced out about a second or two apart and it beeps three to four times please help me.
 

Answer:Laptop computer beeps and freezes up forcing me to manually power off.

A bit more info please.

When does this happen, in Windows, when you first switch it on or ... ?

It's a Toshiba laptop ? What model ? (should be on the bottom).
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:09:54 AM, on 3/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\CcmExec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:Computer is slow has to be manually shut down.. freezes up frequently[moved from xp]

You have a lot of stuff running there.

I would start by uninstalling anything that you do not use or did not install in your add-remove programs.

I would definitely get rid of McCraffe. (if you can)_
I would also uninstall windows defender and AVG anti spyware.

I would disable zune, xbox, ctfmon from start up and much much more.

Then I would download and run MRU Blaster and CCleaner

Everthing you installed looks like it is running on start up.

here is what my fully functioning system looks like:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:32:32 PM, on 3/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\HJT\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Firewall Pro] "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe" /background
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [amd_dc_opt] C:\Program Files\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [egui] "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32... Read more

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

Answer:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
Power Supply: 250W
 

Answer:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

Answer:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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What should I upgrade to turn my computer into a gaming machine?

I run on:

Processor: Pentium 4- 2 GHz
Video card: Radeon 7000
RAM space: 265 MB
Hard Disc space: 41.6 GBs
 

Answer:What I need to turn my computer into a gaming machine.

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Hey, i have Compaq Presario 7595 PC. I think this has a P4 processor. 512mb Ram, Win XP. Works fine, but I want something that can handle starcraft 2. Anyone know how I could get there, spending as little money as possible?
 

Answer:How Can I Turn My Computer into a Gaming Machine?

Your options with a compaq are very limited. Big box systems ie dell, hp, whatever are not really made for upgrading. You can add ram or a larger hd however when you attempt to add a high end video card, you run into multiple problems; cooling, pw supply, etc.

Next a p4 is at least 3 generations old technology; not much there to work with.

Your best option is to save your money and build a modern system. In short, it would cost you way more to attempt to upgrade such old technology. The only items you could use might be the optical drive and keyboard/mouse. You would need to replace the case, pw supply, mb, cpu, ram, video card, and hard drive.
 

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Hi, I am looking to upgrade my HP Pavilion 500-214 to run games smoothly. I am looking at upgrading my video card and power supply but, I am unsure on what is compatible with my current motherboard. I am very new to building a gaming pc and was looking for some insite. I was looking at getting a NVidia GTX 750 ti and upgrading to a gold rated power supply probably 600w. My utimate goal is to run games like GTA 5, Fallout 4, The Divison, So on so forth on HIgh or Very High Graphics. Your help would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:Turn HP Pavilion to gaming computer

@ATSweatt?, welcome to the forum. The best way to determine which video cards will do what you need is, run a search for each game that you want to play for system requirements.  This will tell you the Minimum Requirements and the Recommended Requirements.  For instance, Fallout 4 shows Minimum - GeForce GTX 550Ti and Recommended - GeForce GTX 780.  Since you want to play the games at high or very high settings, the Recommended Requirements would be what you need.  I like EVGA products.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very good.  I suggest contacting them to determine which is the best card for your system and needs.  They are the experts on their products. The power supply unit (PSU) is much easier.  Any standard ATX PSU will work.  I suggest measuring the existing PSU and comparing them to the one that you choose.  For either of the video cards above, a 600W PSU would be fine.  You should add at least 100W above what the video card needs to run properly.  This will give you extra power for peak times.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is very good for smaller cases.  This allows you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary. Now, I have given you a lot of information to consider.  I would like you to find the video card and PSU that you want.  Then, come back and we will discuss your choices.  This is the way... Read more

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What do I need to upgrade?

It's an Hp Pavilion a1106n

Processor: Pentium 4 CPU 2.93GHz
Video card: Intel
RAM space: 504 MB
Hard Disc space: 149 GBs
 

Answer:Turn old HP Pavilion into gaming computer?

If you are going to play high resolution games. I think you need to buy a new PC. You need to have at least a dual core PC with 1-2 gig RAM and 1gig Video card. The hard disc space dont need to be upgrade.
 

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Well first off my computer has been freezing on me while I'm playing a computer game (Counter-Strike 1.6), it freezes also during Disk Cleanup. It has been acting up for awhile now, then I put a small fan on it, and it stopped for a while and just now started back up. My computer is also making a weird noise, and I don't know what it is, I opened my case and turned it on, it kind of sounded like it was coming from the heat sink but I'm not sure, listen for yourself TinyPic - Share The Experience!? . Well thats pretty much it for now, I hope you can help me out.

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Hi ,
I'm facing a problem right now with my computer , the problem is my computer freezes and stop responding when playing most wanted and also Devil may cry 4 knowing that i made the graphics maximum and then reduced it a little but the problem is the same after a while playing it stops knowing that i was playing carbon before even playing most wanted and the graphics in carbon i also set it to maximum and never face this problem.
here are the specs of my computer
processor : AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 710
model : family 16 model 4 level 2
frequency : 2600MHz
l1 cache : 128KB
l2 cache : 128KB
l3 cache : 512KB
[ 2.6GHz triple-core design 7.5MB total cache ]
Memory : 2GB ram bus 1066
graphics card : NIVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB
mother board : Gigabyte MA770-UD3
HD : 640 GB 7200 rpm as i guess
O.S: XP service back 2 and also have vista .
Direct x version I'm having Dx9C
Power Supply Unit is
HEC - 300 VN - 2RX [high quality evolution commitment]
its specs are
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AC input | AC 230 V - 50 HZ 4 A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC output | +3.3 v | +5V | +12 V1 | +12 V2 | -12 V | +5 Vsb
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Max A | 20 A | 12 A | 20 A | 20 A
------------------------------------| 0.3 A | 2A
Combined | 115 W | 252 W |
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Answer:Computer freezes during gaming !!!

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I wasn't 100% sure where I should post this but think this applies to APP crashes.
So for a while whenever I would go to play anygame my computer would freeze not instantly and the amount of time for it to crash can be in a huge range from a couple of minutes to a few hours it usualy happens 1 time a day and when i restart my computer it usually doesn't happen again i tried using dell chat support which was completely useless they replaced my drivers which i knew were correct from the start. then they said it was a software issue and we did a full wipe of the computer which seemed to help a little.

When the computer freezes I do not get a blue screen of death the computer remains on sometimes the it will freeze with whatever frame it was left on sometimes it freezes then the monitor goes black I don't get colors on my screen when playing so i dont think it is a graphics card problem. When the screen goes black it goes to the screen as if the computer is not on but the monitor is. Also the computer does not freeze while using the web online when playing games.

Games that it has happend in: world of warcraft, starcraft, starcraft 2, perfect world, Warcraft 3, Diablo 2, Sins of a solar empire, duke nukem forever, Portal 1 and 2. everygame i own for PC

Specs of the computer
studio xps 8000
running windows 7 directx 11
graphics card geforce gt 220 which i dont think supports directx 11 on 9
psu is a 300 or a 350 watt im not sure
6gb ramm

ive done stress tests on the graph... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes while gaming

more info on the specs
its a 64 bit
I have had the computer for about a 1.5 years
And the problem I've been having has been happening for sometime now i just couldn't find out what to do so i just lived with it but it would be really nice to get it fixed somehow or know what to replace if needed besides the fail dell support this is the first place ive addressed my problem.

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Hi ,
I'm facing a problem right now with my computer , the problem is my computer freezes and stop responding when playing most wanted and also Devil may cry 4 knowing that i made the graphics maximum and then reduced it a little but the problem is the same after a while playing it stops knowing that i was playing carbon before even playing most wanted and the graphics in carbon i also set it to maximum and never face this problem.
here are the specs of my computer
processor : AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 710
model : family 16 model 4 level 2
frequency : 2600MHz
l1 cache : 128KB
l2 cache : 128KB
l3 cache : 512KB
[ 2.6GHz triple-core design 7.5MB total cache ]
Memory : 2GB ram bus 1066
graphics card : NIVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB
mother board : Gigabyte MA770-UD3
HD : 640 GB 7200 rpm as i guess
O.S: XP service back 2 and also have vista .
Direct x version I'm having Dx9C
Power Supply Unit is
HEC - 300 VN - 2RX [high quality evolution commitment]
its specs are
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AC input | AC 230 V - 50 HZ 4 A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC output | +3.3 v | +5V | +12 V1 | +12 V2 | -12 V | +5 Vsb
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Max A | 20 A | 12 A | 20 A | 20 A
------------------------------------| 0.3 A | 2A
Combined | 115 W | 252 W |
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Answer:Computer freezes during gaming !!!

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every time I'm trying to play any game full screen, the screen goes blank, tells me to check video cable, and I'm forced the restart the system.

HEEELPPP!!!!
 

Answer:Computer freezes during gaming

It would be helpful to have some information about your system- I can't work in a dark closet with the light out!!

What operating system are you using?
How much RAM do it have installed?
Have you checked the cable connections?
What video and graphics card does the system have?
Have you reset the resolution? The DPI? Anything?

Let there be light..
 

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I don't know what's up with it :S

After about 5-15 mins of gaming (on any game), the screen freezes or completely blacks out on me. I have to restart the comp via pressing the reset button.

I don't think it's my GPU temps, the temps are about 55 degrees celcius while I'm gaming...

I've also tried re-installing graphics card drivers, still freezes. Not sure what's going on... anyone got any advice?

btw: i'm very noob at computer stuff in general, lol.

Answer:Computer always freezes while gaming

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Download HWMonitor from here:

HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Once downloaded and running allow the software to run for 5 mins or so. Then post a screenshot of the software running.

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Hello dear pcadvosor forum,
My PC crashes at random moments while playing games like Hitman: Absolution, Skyrim, Counter-Strike: GO...
The crash looks like that: The PC freezes, the sound is played in a loop, the fans are still working though.
It never occured that the PC crashed during normal use like Youtube, browsing the Internet etc. or during a stress test. I've done CPU, GPU and RAM stress tests, all went fine.
Due to the freezes only appearing while gaming, I thought the GPU could be possibly damaged or something, thus I ordered an exchange, which I've got.
Yet the problem is still there and it's driving me crazy.
I checked also the CPU temps, and the third-part softwares tell me the following ...
idle temperatures:
HardwareMonitor: 55°
SpeedFan: 35°
CoreTemp: 2° (which is completly weird, but I heard AMD temp sensors are not the best)
A-Tuning: 35°
with Prime95 running:
HardwareMonitor: 93°
SpeedFan: 58°
CoreTemp: 44°
A-Tuning: 58°
The specs of the PC I built:
GPU: XFX R9 270
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K (running atm at the standard of 3,7GHz)
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo
Motherboard AsRock FM2A88-HD+
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz
Case: CoolerMaster N200
PSU: 750W

Answer:Computer freezes during gaming, GPU not faulty.

Hi zcubez,
I do not like the look of those 93 C. Could run another test and see if you get similar results? Also clean any dust buildup that you have. You could try running the PC without the side panel, at lower temperatures and see if you have the same problems. Also, check the recommended temperatures for your components and compare them with the temperatures at the time of the crashes.
I would also suggest taking a look in Windows event viewer, there could be a hint about what is causing such hang-up there. Also, see if you have some component at 100% in the resource manager. Another thing I would recommend is to run a brand specific diagnostics test on your hard drive. There are third party tools, however, the once from the manufacturer usually provide the most accurate result. You can post the SMART data here after the extended test. You can also check for burn marks on your motherboard.
Keep me posted,
Frost_WD

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Hi guys, i'm fairly new to this forum and i've been searching on how to fix this freezing problem. It's been happening for awhile now since windows 7 through to windows 8 and i'm not sure why but it usually happens when i play games even with lowest settings, whenever it freezes it makes me have to force shut down manually.

System Specs :
Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300
ATI Radeon HD 4600

Answer:Computer freezes randomly during gaming

When was the last time you cleaned the CPU heat sink could be a heat problem of not enough cooling.

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Hi and thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I've had this problem off and on for awhile now, maybe two years. It doesn't seem like anything short of a fresh install of windows will solve it (which I have done but its only a temporary fix each time and getting pretty old) even though it feels more like a hardware issue. Its pretty mind boggling because my computer is almost acting like its flesh and bone rather than a machine. I mean that in the sense that it will act as if it were regenerating or "getting better" and then relapse.
The Issue:

What happens is my system will completely lock up, usually instantly at seemingly random times during gaming or lately even just from watching movies or tv shows online like with netflix. A long time ago it used to loop the last millisecond of sound or so during the crash, I don't hear any sound anymore usually when it crashes its only the screen freezing. When this happens I am unable to alt + f4, alt + tab and ctrl + alt + del. Forced to hard boot.

Mods & Their Effects:

I've had the computer for about 4 years now (it came with vista 32bit and I've upgraded to win7 64bit since then but the issue occurred with both OSs) I bought it when I started college and made some modifications over time. I don't recall having this issue before the first upgrade (which was RAM). I bought the computer with 2 gigs of ram and after awhile upgraded by adding a couple extra gigs. Its now 1 gig of ... Read more

Answer:Computer locks up / freezes during gaming.

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Hello,
Recently, my computer has started freezing for a few minutes at a time after running fine for a couple of hours before that. When it happens, I do not get a blue screen or anything, everything just simply stops working (unable to ctrl+alt+delete as well) and the sound is super laggy and distorted. After a few minutes of waiting, everything resumes to work normally until it happens again in x-minutes. This happens faster when I am attempting to play hardware-intensive games such as Fallout 4. Also happens eventually by doing nothing except browsing the internet, though.
Here is what I have tried so far after researching on google:
- memtestx86 (no errors found)
- using only one RAM stick at a time
- prime95 torture test (after running cpu 100% for about 30 min - temperature between 65-75°C)
- furmark GPU stress test (about the same temperature as CPU)
- Diskcheck of both harddrives (SSD and HDD - no errors)
- increasing fan speed of CPU and GPU (no difference)
- cleaning all fans with compressed air
- updating GPU drivers / rolling back to previous versions
- reseating CPU-fan and reaplying thermal paste
None of the above seems to have made any difference.
I built this PC in 2011 and the only changes I've made since then is upgrading the GPU and adding the SSD. This problem has never occured in the past. I should mention that I have only recently added the SSD but it worked fine for about two weeks. Here are the specs:
CPU: i7-2600
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950
RAM: 2x4 G... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes Completely During Gaming

You seem to have done everything :0)
My last machine did this turned out the graphics card was on its way out.

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Alright so I've had this problem for awhile and I cannot find any solution or another person with the same problem online so I'm hoping that I can find a solution here!

My computer randomly freezes and crashes while gaming. Not just gaming but anything that really makes me computer run "hard" like if I'm installing something and I keep watching youtube videos while listening to music, it will probably freeze and crash.

The way it crashes is the screen freezes and the last sound played will continously loop. Sometimes after a minute or so, my computer will un-freeze and then everything is okay until it freezes again. Most of the time though it will freeze for about 2-5 minutes and then it will blue-screen and restart, when it does this, my computer can no longer find a boot device and I need to manually turn off my computer and turn it back on for it to recognize my hard drive.

Also a note is when my computer freezes and crashes, my hard drive light thats on my tower stays lit up. I also reformatted my computer and it did not solve the problem so it is not software based.

If anyone can help find a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated!

If any other information is needed, please don't hesitate to ask!

Computer specs -

Windows 7 32 bit
4GB of ram, ddr2
GTS 250 nvidia gfx card
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @2.66GHz
600W power supply
1TB hard drive

Answer:Computer freezes then BSOD when gaming

check the data cable to the drive is securely plugged in

try a new data cable

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My computer has started to act weird recently i don't know the cause and therefore ran the driver verifier to stress my drivers. Because its not hardware related have ran several tests of cpu, gpu and ram without any errors.
But when i ran the driver verifier i actually got a bsod and im now wondering if someone can read this dump.

Thank you in advance

Answer:My computer freezes when gaming. Have memorydump.

Here is my dump

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hi

i have a similar problem, it all started with GTA4 and now it's spreaded to other games like ANNO 1404 and STALKER CoP

after 5min. of gameplay my computer freezes, screen flashes a couple times and all i can do is restart the computer

when it freezes sometimes my screen goes black and sometimes i get grey vertical lines

i didn't get any error messages

please help me
 

Answer:Solved: Computer Freezes While Gaming

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Hey guys,
Lately my computer will often freeze mid game, my screen will go black for a few seconds then slowly turn back on. This is happening to all of my games and not just the high end ones. I'm guessing it has something to do with my graphics card, but I'm no expert. I do have a new graphics card on the way regardless.

Any suggestions at this point would be amazing! Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 10029 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 931918 MB, Free - 561502 MB; D: Total - 20242 MB, Free - 2531 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte, 2AC8
 

Answer:Computer freezes while gaming on Windows 8

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Okay well, to put it shortly, I'm not too sure what to do with this issue I have. I recently upgraded both my motherboard to an Asus M5a99FX PRO R2.0 and my CPU to an AMD FX 8350 and I've been experiencing some complete freezes playing games like Battlefield 4, Shadow Warrior and Skyrim. In my old build (with a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3L and a Phenom II x4 955BE) the same games would perform okay and I never really experienced any crashes or freezes.

The problem now is that at what are apparently random intervals no longer than 15 minutes during gaming my cpmputer will completely freeze, audio stops, I cannot open the task manager and I even tried toggling Caps Lock and the LED on my keyboard wouldn't toggle. I would leave it stuck there for a couple of minute but nothing would happen, forcing me to hard reset the system.

I can use the computer for regular browsing and video streaming (I think I can alsop play some older games without freezing) without freezes too, which is kind of odd.

My PC specs would be:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitMobo: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0CPU: AMD FX-8350 (not overclocked)GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti GC 3GB (not overclocked either)Memory: 2 modules of some 4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 (2TB)
So far what I've done to try to find a solution to the freezing is rolling back video drivers, then installing the most recent ones again, upgrading to the most recent version of the BIOS for my mobo and my chipset drivers,... Read more

Answer:Computer completely freezes when gaming

Check Asus for updated motherboard driver's and uefi updates. Also, after that check for video card driver updates and game updates. Also, you may need to manually enter your correct ram timings in the uefi. Here's the download link for your mobo for 8.1 drivers, software and uefi : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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I have a Velocity Micro Gaming computer, it is about 3 years old now. The OS is Windows XP version 2002, service pack 3. Videocard is the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS. For around a year now, I've been having a problem where my computer just freezes. The screen locks up and is completely unresponsive. I've let it stay on for a while, up to 3 hours to see if it would ever un-freeze, but it just stays frozen. The only method of recovery is to simply shut it down manually by holding the power button and then restart it.

It USUALLY happens the most when im playing Word of Warcraft, but it's not limited to this. Recently it has skipped this freezing phase, and instead, my screen goes black and says no signal found even though the computer sounds like its still running. It has crashed/froze from just running Firefox, to counterstrike 1.6, to typing up a project in Microsoft Word.

In attempts to try and fix the problem I have taken the machine to multiple shops, where they have tested each hardware component of the comp and reformatted it multiple times. They apparently havn't found any issues with the hardware but i'm reluctant to take their word for it. I contacted the OEM and they told me it could be the motherboard, so I bought and had them install a new one, the Asus P5N-D. The Asus P5N-E SLI was the original motherboard. Otherwise all the other parts are still stock. I tried to look at the event viewer to try and see if there was an error I could find a... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes/Crashes when gaming

bump :(

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Howdy, I werent sure where to put it so i try here.
So about two weeks ago I finally got my new computer built up.
But a new computer rarely comes without its problem. After some playing my computer tends to either freeze, get a blue screen with lots of numbers and restart, turn black and automatically restart or show lots of weird colors on the screen and freeze.
Yeah I know, it may seem a lot. But I suspect this may be from the same problem.
Reasons I believe so is because all this happens after I've played for some time.
It may be an hour, or two hours.
I'm a bit confused, since I've managed to play a four hours Supreme Commander (Which is a pretty high demanding game) match without anything happened.
While playing games like WoW, Crysis or Rainbow six vegas, my PC freezes after minimum 2 hours. Even with Supreme Commander it has stopped sometimes. So I get the feeling this is pretty random.
First I suspected this may be because my Radeon 4870 x2 2 gig had a CPU temperature of 85 c without me even playing. So I got fan program and configured my graphic card fan speed from 25% to 55%. That resulted in a temperature drop from 85 c to 40 c.(This is also without any form for overclocking)
This actually did improve my playtime without my computer crashing a little. But still, after some playing my computer crashes.
So I don't suspect overheating being the issue alone. Actually, I'm so frustrated right now, I have no idea

What I have noticed thou... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes/restarts when gaming

Why do you not suspect overheating? You have posted your video card temps however you have not posted your cpu temps. A very simple test for overheating is to open the case and place a small desk type fan blowing air into the case. If the problem stops, you have found the cause.

Next issue that corsair memory needs a higher vdimm [ram voltage] than stock. Have you set the correct ram voltage in the bios.
 

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Howdy, I werent sure where to put it so I'll try here.So about two weeks ago I finally got my new computer built up. But a new computer rarely comes without its problem. After some playing my computer tends to either freeze, get a blue screen with lots of numbers and restart, turn black and automatically restart or show lots of weird colors on the screen and freeze. Yeah I know, it may seem a lot. But I suspect this may be from the same problem.Reasons I believe so is because all this happens after I've played for some time.It may be an hour, or two hours. I'm a bit confused, since I've managed to play a four hours Supreme Commander (Which is a pretty high demanding game) match without anything happened. While playing games like WoW, Crysis or Rainbow six vegas, my PC freezes after minimum 2 hours. Even with Supreme Commander it has stopped sometimes. So I get the feeling this is pretty random. First I suspected this may be because my Radeon 4870 x2 2 gig had a GPU temperature of 85 c without me even playing. So I got fan program and configured my graphic card fan speed from 25% to 55%. That resulted in a temperature drop from 85 c to 40 c.(This is also without any form for overclocking)This actually did improve my playtime without my computer crashing a little. But still, after some playing my computer crashes. So I don't suspect overheating being the issue alone. Actually, I'm so frustrated right now, I have no idea   What I have noti... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes/restarts when gaming

Bump, can anyone take on this problem?

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My computer freezes and then I have to turn it off. After that, it won't turn back on. When I do get it on, it will sometimes restart itself, go to a blue screen, or get colorful lines on the screen and freeze. It freezes all the time. I've tried doing system restore, and it doesn't do anything. This has been happening for a few weeks. I don't know what else to do. I don't want to pay to get it fixed, but if that's what I have to do I will. Someone please help me.
 

Answer:Computer freezes, then won't turn on

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Good Day to all!

My computer is acting crazy, first of all my computer was reformat but he wasn't able to install the mobo's driver because well, we lost it, lately my computer keeps on freezing a blue screen appears and when I panicked i unplug the wire and when I "plugged" it on again the computer automatically starts but all i see in the monitor is black and the supposedly green light in the monitor is orange, blinking orange to be exact. I don't know what to do. I'm so new to this and 'im all alone in my home.
 

Answer:Computer freezes / then won't turn on

xp ? vista?
start her back up, keep pressing f8 to access recovery, try last good config and/or system restore, and or safe mode, you will no doubt try them all like we all do, if you can get to a screen at all then great post back, if you can get into safe mode great its a start post back then
if vista and you have a recovery disc pop it in and REstart her up follow instructions for system restore or if possible allow disc to attempt to restart your computer
 

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When i turn on my computer it freezes. the black startup screen comes on that says press f2 to run setup and pres f11 for boot menu. I press every button i can and nothing happens. I hear it making noise when i turn it on so i know the fans working. Can u please help. i will give u more detail if needed.

Answer:when i turn on my computer it freezes

When you press F2 or F11, you toggle them, not just press once.

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Hello,
I have had this problem for about 2 years now so the idea of it possibly being hardware failure is confusing to me. I have also done various steps to try and eliminate certain things.
SYMPTOMS
When I am working on photoshop and watching a film/youtube the computer can sometimes at random freeze and not unfreeze. The only way to unfreeze is to hold in the power button for 10 seconds. This can also happen while playing video games and even when just using photoshop and listening to spotify.
These symptoms have become worse where it is happening about twice a day, rather than just a few days a week. Another thing that has started happening is the fans and LED's will not start-up except for the CPU fan and 'noises' happening to show its starting up. But nothing comes on screen. The fix for this was to reseat all the hardware connectors. Another time it was to unplug everything and hold down the power button for 30 seconds.
Things I have tried to fix it:
Changed from Windows 7 to a clean install of windows 10 (no fix)
Changed graphics card (no fix)
Changed Power supply (no fix)
Changed themal paste on CPU (no fix)
Added a bigger fan on cpu (no fix)
Updated all drivers except for bios (no fix)
Installed all windows updates and chip-sets.
Ran memory diagnostics and come back with no errors
The PC runs fine and can play all the latest games at best settings. But whatever is happening just happens randomly and with no prior symptoms. It's as if something just chokes and then fr... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes then does not turn on

System Information
Time of this report: 6/14/2017, 10:41:04
Machine name: ANDREW-PC
Machine Id: {46954806-50F5-4129-BFDB-C35A4B18FB04}
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 15063) (15063.rs2_release.170317-1834)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/11/11 15:46:09 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: n/a
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
Page File: 2128MB used, 8990MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.15063.0000 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Hi,

My computer freezes all of a sudden while gaming, the sound start stuttering sometimes and eventually the screen turns black and I have to shut down with the Power button. This happens after a good while of gaming, 30-60 minutes perhaps even more.

Specs:

CHIEFTEC 650W Nätagg.
MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum (nForce 750a)
AMD Phenom 9950 X4 Black Edition (2.6ghz)
Overclocked to 3.0ghz 1.35 V. (have also tried 1.375 V. with same results)
Ran prime95 for 15 minutes with no problem.
Temp(OverClocked): Idle: 26-30 Max: ~53 (Celsius)

nVidia Geforce 8800 GTS (Forceware: 191.07)
OC(Fabric):
Core Clock: 651 (513)
Shader Clock: 1507 (1187)
Memory Clock: 805 (792)
Fan Speed: Pretty linear temp-%
Temp: Idle: 55 Max: 7x
Ran MSI Afterburner with KOMBUSTOR for 15 min to 87 degrees (celsius) without problem.

Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB SATA2

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 CL5 ( 5-5-5-18 ) 800 MHz ( PC2-6400 ) 1.8V
Tried to set the Timings manually (new to it) in BIOS incase that was the problem, but I'm not sure I did it right, I set them as "BOTH" and set them to 5-5-5-18-2T however when looking at CPU-Z after the setup it says 4 instead of 18 in tRAS (Cycle Time) despite the fact that I set both as 18 in BIOS?
While having them at AUTO cpu-z says 18 tRAS though.

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

So I've tried gaming with 1.35V and 1.375V on CPU without difference.
Tried the 8800GTS clock to 87 degrees in Kombustor for 15 minutes.
Tried setting RAM timings manually (perhaps did it wrong)... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes while gaming, temps ok, RAM timings?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

I can't say for sure but I suspect your problem may be related to your graphics card and you may not be able to get a resolution for it.

I have had an 8800GT for a few years now and I have had similar problems with it on and off and have never managed to find a resolution for it.

I have stress tested my GPU with furmark and its fine (after and hour or so test).
I have stress tested my CPU with Prime95 and its fine (after several hours test).
I have tested all my RAM for 12 hours or so straight, no errors.

Ive been through the error on the forums here and not managed to pin it down to anything! Yet I still get random crashes in some games at indeterminate times. Could die very quickly and could die after a few hours, it only appears to be a problem in the slightly more graphics intensive games but doesn't make a difference if I lower the settings.

You could also try undating your graphics card drivers as they are now up to 196.21 (WHQL certified) released 19th Jan this year.
 

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For the past week, whenever I play any video game after so long it will freeze and give me a blue screen along with this error message:

Stop: 0x0000001E (0x10000005, 0xBC29D282, 0x00000001, 0x40858C41)

address BC29D282 base at BC132000, datestamp 42df2742 - nv4_disp.dll
beginning dump of physical memory physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group.

any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer freezes while gaming - Blue screen

Run a program called speedfan, and tell us what you temps are (all except temp 3) when you try to play a game. You could be having an overheating problem, or now that I think of it, a problem with your vid card. Please give us your system specifications so we can help you more. If your not sure what the specs are, google cpu-z and download it, run it, and it should tell you everything about your computer.
 

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Hey guys!

I just completely cleaned my system with DBAN in hope of avoiding all the random freezes but shortly after reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate x64 my computer started to freeze again without BSOD. The weird thing is that it never freezes while playing games, just while surfing the web, checking my mail or just browsing some files.

As I said before, the same problem happened before the erase so I am wondering why it keeps freezing like this? I doubt it's the Nvidia driver because I tried to degrade it to the version I got with the CD and it keeps freezing.

I don't know if this is worth mentioning but all the freezing troubles started when I came home from a 2 month long holiday and has happened ever since, sometimes far apart and sometimes all the time...

I am also 110% sure I am not infected as I just cleaned my system.

I have attached an Event Log to this thread in hope of help,

thank's a bunch,

Luka

Answer:Computer freezes randomly while surfing the web(never while gaming)?

It just crashed again and I just noticed new items coming up in the event log, check it out please

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Hello everyone, my computer keeps freezing when i play games about every 10 seconds for about a sec then goes back to playing smoothly. it happened on gears of war and FEAR. when i close the games it still stutters on my desktop. i got a new hard drive and added more ram (ram is compatible) about 2 weeks ago. the problem started happening about 3 to 4 days ago. its not a virus and i reinstalled xp bout a month ago.

Here are my specs:
AMD athlon 2.4 ghz
2 gig 333mhz memory
500 gb hdd (new)
30 gb hdd
nvidia 8800 GTS 320MB
500 watt power supply

i think i might have something to do with the heat but im not sure. in opinions would be great. thanks
 

Answer:Computer freezes/stutters every 10 seconds while gaming

Gotcha thanks
 

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I would first like to say that I appreciate any help that I am given...Description:When I turn on my computer, it sometimes begins to run as if it works normally. Nevertheless, upon opening some applications (I've only tried to open Firefox and iTunes), the computer freezes (i.e. I cannot click on anything, exit my internet browser, or close any windows). I have volume control on my keyboard, and when I press it, it only goes up one bar, or down one bar. When I press ctrl,alt,delete, the task manager appears, but I cannot end any processes or change any tabs... I can basically only hold down my power button to shut it down. I am not computer literate, so I apologize if the information I provided is not very useful, but any help is appreciated. I am posting from my laptop, since it is my desktop is the one with the problem.Thanks once again!

Answer:Computer Freezes Shortly After I Turn It On...

I don't think it is, considering the fact that the problem persists even without opening Firefox...

Thanks for the help anyway.

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Hi!

I recently changed the cabinet of my computer and since then I've been getting freezes and BSODS, when it freezes it just gets stuck at whatever I'm doing and makes a buzzing noise through the speakers. I haven't had time to read the error codes when I get the BSODS, it reboots to fast.

The freezes/BSODS appear to happen more frequently when gaming, but it also occurs when I'm just browsing.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and have tried reinstalling it but it didn't help. My computer is quite old, around 2007 I guess.

Answer:Computer freezes and BSOD when gaming + random times

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Hello, I have no idea what any of this means, someone please help 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Lain (administrator) on 20-08-2016 at 02:22:48
Running from "C:\Users\Lain\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro  (X64)
Model: To be filled by O.E.M. Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
Error: (08/19/2016 11:33:10 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:32:32 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:31:05 PM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "assemblyIdentity1".Error in manifest or policy file "assemblyIdentity2" on line assemblyIdentity3.
The value "*" of attribute "language" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
 
Error: (08/19/2016 11:28:41 PM) (Sou... Read more

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this happens at random around 10 - 20 mins of playing. i have no idea what the problem is.

my system specs are:
win xp pro os
2gb ddr2 ram
ATI x850xt pcie gfx card
3.2ghz p4
AA8 ABIT mobo

ive tried installing latests and original drivers for the gfx card, but it hasnt done anything. although i noticed the new 5.6 catalyst drivers freeze my system around only 5 minutes into a game. i also get the same freezing problem when running 3dmark, a gfx benchmark program. the only clu i have is from event viewer, which says the following under systems tab

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000fe (0x00000002, 0x87018008, 0x86fd3208, 0x897bf458). A full dump was not saved.

according to what ive researched so far, this might be a RAM problem with faulty memory. however, i can not test my ram rite now, becuz i do not have a floppy drive installed.
im definately hoping this is not a gfx card related issue, because i spent 460 bucks on the 850xt. according to EVEREST, my cpu temps around 32 idle and 50 under load, although im not sure if this is really accurate, since i heard mobo temp sensors are very innacurate. my gfx temps are around 60 under load, and 42 idle, so i dont think the fan is faulty.

im really at a loss for what to do right now. any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: computer freezes on screen, no response during gaming

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I'm having this problem since the parts for my pc came in. First with Windows 8.1 and now with 7 aswell. I ran CPU and memory tests like prime95, Memtest86 and Seatools for the HDD/SSD without any luck.

Usually happens when I'm playing, it can happen as soon as I open the game, a few minutes in, sometimes I can even play for 3 or 4 days without problems. There was this one time when it froze while I was using chrome but that was the only time that it didn't happen while playing.

With Windows 8.1 the computer just froze, no BSOD, I started getting BSOD when I installed Windows 7. The computer mostly freezes right now and I haven't encountered BSOD until today.

I ran driver verifier like a month ago but I couldn't get a BSOD after 36 hours. Today I tried driver verifier again and got a BSOD at boot 2 times and a freeze while playing.

My specs:
Motherboard: Asrock Z75 Pro3
CPU: Intel i7 3770
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair TX850
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Graphics: I'm using my processor as graphics for now

For now I disabled Turbo Boost in my BIOS settings. I also ran a program called Driver Reviver to check the drivers and it tells me that there's a quite a few outdated drivers, but I don't know if can really trust this program.

Also I ran the command to check Window's integrity and it says that it found some errors that it couldn't repair, I tried to repair windows with the same ISO I used for the installation but it keeps telling me that it's n... Read more

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Okay so basically my computer will freeze for anywhere between 2 and 15 seconds whilst playing games or watching movies. When it happens my mouse and keyboard are still fully responsive, so my mouse cursor can still be moved around but if i click anything nothing happens until it unfreezes.
After reading about a few similar problems I've checked through my Event Viewer and I haven't found any errors or warnings during the same time as the freezes. Got a feeling it could be my HDD but i honestly have no clue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0501, 28/09/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.95 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.63 GB
Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 13.1 GB
Page File Space 7.95 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Answer:Computer freezes up for a few seconds during gaming and watching movies

check what programs you have running in background antivirus anti malware game launch clients ,steam uplay etc activity from these could degrade your experience from time to time

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Hi, i have a problem with my computer freezing when i play a game called football manager.
Only really use the computer for the internet and playing football manager and the computer only ever freezes after about 10-15 mins of playing football manager. This game is manily a hugen database as it uses only names and numbers and stuff. So it seems more of a processing game then a graphics game.
Latly my computer has been freezing whist goinh on the internet and im starting to think its something to do with the graphics card.
heres my computers specs if this will help,
processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 @ 2.33ghz
graphics card: Nvidia geforce 9800GT
Ram: 8GB
Power supply : 420watts
Hard drive: 1TB
i was wondering is this problem causes by maybe lack of power or graphics card i dont no please help??
Thanks urgent help if possible
 

Answer:Computer freezes whilst gaming urent help required???

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Is this a factory built big brand machine like HP or Dell? If so, what is the exact make and model and have you upgrading anything in it?

How old is the machine and what operating system are you using (XP, Vista, 7) and is it 32 or 64 bit?

The Power supply may be a problem, depending the age of the machine, the quality of the power supply and the info I have asked for above.
 

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I'm a newbie to this forum. Just got a new HP Pavilion d6500t with installed Vista Ultimate x64. Has been tough going, but was scraping by until today. I installed Quickbooks (via download) and transferred my data files from my old pc to the new pc. Things seemed fine...then BAM!

The screen became "jumpy" and I received a number of error messages. Could not bring up Task Manager, so I had to shut down the pc manually (turned it off). Reboot involved a system check because of the manual shut-down. System check was fine...but, now my pc is frozen on a black screen with the hp logo in the middle. My choices are the usual: Press <ESC> to enable startup message, <F1> to enter System information...etc.

MY PROBLEM: I cannot go ANYWHERE from here. The F-keys are not responding AND I cannot even manually shut off the pc!

I am a total novice when it comes to pc systems. I need help DESPERATELY. Any suggestions out there?

Answer:VISTA FREEZES - CANNOT TURN OFF COMPUTER to REBOOT

Unplug it.

Did HP provide a recovery disc?

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Recently ive had this problem with my computer. when its turned on, it starts to freeze, and then automatically restarts the computer. Sometimes it takes a long time to be turned on again, or it doesnt turn on at all.
Im not sure if it was because of the time i disabled the NMIndexingsrv.exe service cos ever since i did, it started to become like this. ive enabled it again but it still does the same thing again.

Thanks
 

Answer:Computer freezes, restarts, doesnt turn on

lemon2 said:





Im not sure if it was because of the time i disabled the NMIndexingsrv.exe serviceClick to expand...

Hi and welcome to Major Geeks!! :wave

What is the NMIndexingsrv.exe? I did a Google search and didn't find it.

Have you been into the Malware forum and run the First Steps "sticky"? I just wondered if that might be worth it, if that service you turned off isn't something that you know for sure is legitimate.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

If it turns out to be malware, check the other "stickies" if you need to post for more help:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35


 

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Well...the subject just about covers it.  Last night my computer was working with no problems, and then it froze up, so I restarted it....and then after it was back on...when i clicked on any icon or the start menu...it immediately froze again.  And i repeated this unfortunate cycle about 15 times before i just gave up.  I tried again this morning, and it happened again.  This is really making my day sad.  If anyone has any insight...i would be beyond thankful to you.

Answer:my computer freezes as soon as i turn it on and click on any icon.

Does this problem still happen in Safe Mode?

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Computer Freezes whilst gaming and makes buzzing sound this has happened for the past few weeks, i have tested the ram using mem test and replaced each chip but its still happening and im un sure why


This might be solved already but im insure where to go from now, i have also tried underclocking the ram and underclocking the cpu but im still having the freezing issue.

Answer:Computer Freezes whilst gaming and makes buzzing sound

A buzzing sound may mean a capacitor going bad. Open the case and get a flashlight and check them visually until better advice is given.

Search Google images for "bad capacitor" to see how they would look like.

Another thing that comes to my mind is the buzzing is a faulty fan? Get HWInfo and check CPU and GPU temps.

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| i5 2500k | Gigabyte 7850 2GB | 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 | GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 | Samsung F3R 1 [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]TB[/COLOR][/COLOR] HDD | Antec 902

So this problem has been going on for awhile. Thought completing a system upgrade I had been planning would do the trick but of course not. I can play games from anywhere from 5-15 minutes before my computer completely locks up. Virtually any game, I've tried them all: BF3, WoW, Far Cry 3, MW3, etc. Black (sometimes green) screen, loud sound coming from the speakers as if it is frozen on a gunshot repeating, and also if you watch the video card it ceasing functioning.

It should be noted that this is the second video card this has happened on, first on an old 5750 and now on my brand new 7850, so I know it's not the cards. I just [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]installed[/COLOR][/COLOR] Windows 8 along with a new SSD drive, so in the last 24 hours I have completely wiped my old system, started up good as new again with a new OS, and still this keeps happening. All drivers have been downloaded from the developers for video card, motherboard, etc. The only thing I remotely have to go on is when I view my event history or whatever its called. Being that my OS, HD, and SSD are brand new and fresh, the only critical error listed is from when the game crashed, below:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 12/10/2012 12:59:31 PM
Event ID: 41
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I've been having problems for a while now. It's 2 actually.

First problem is that sometimes when I'm just doing stuff on my computer (browsing, watching videos) the screen just freezes or sometimes goes all black and it sounds like the computers restarting. However, the screen just stays black so I hold the power button to turn it off. When I try to turn it on again the screen still just stays black. I have to wait about 6 minutes or so then try turning on again and it will boot properly.

Second problem is that whenever I do Shut Down properly, after "Saving your settings, Computer is shutting down" or something I get a Blue Screen saying some STOP error and it says that the Windows Logon process has terminate unexpectedly or something similar. So once again I must hold the power button to turn off the computer.

Also, I think my hard drive may be failing. It's partitioned into C and D. C has got all my Windows files on it while D is just for storage. sometimes when I download things it won't save because of a bad sector or something. Does this have anything to do with my computer acting up?

I've attached my HijackThis log. please help. I have no idea what's happening.
 

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For the past year I have been making an effort to continue to use my computer with my constant freezing browser and the freezes as well but enough is enough I am looking to fix it.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions. I think I might post a HJT log if you guys are interested.

Answer:Computer slowdown, constant browser freezes, high latency whilst gaming...

Hello and welcome to TSF.

If you suspect malware is the cause, we want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

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

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

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So...this freezing has just started happening bout 3-4 weeks ago. Whenever i start up my PC after around 10 or less minutes my whole computer freezes, i cant do anything. alt,ctr,del dosnt work or anything. so i have to turn to power off :l This is harmful to my computer and its pretty new aswell. Here are my specs.

Processer: Intel i5 760 @ 2.88Ghz (4cpus) ~ 2.5GHZ
4G RAM
Direct x11
NIVIDIA Geforece 460
Windows 7 64bit
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D DELUXE

thanks.

Answer:Computer freezes except for mouse, i have to turn power switch off then back on.

Have you tried cleaning your System Unit, is it free of dust?

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 17:03:01.65 on Sun 03/13/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1285 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: PC Tools AntiVirus Free *Enabled/Updated* {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\IObit\Smart Defrag 2\SmartDefrag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
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Answer:infected, unwanted web sites keep popping up; computer freezes and won't turn off

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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

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So my computer recently started to do this: When I have a game going, after a while the computer will freeze for a couple of seconds, then the monitors turn black (i have two monitors) for a second and start again, but then the game hangs. I play games that are a bit demanding for example World of Warcraft.
What can be the problem here? Can it be that my CPU is too warm?
I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong category.
I built my own computer, I believe the chassi is a Cooler Master big tower. AMD FX8120 8-core processor 3GHz, 16GB RAM, 64-bit Windows 7, ASUS HD7750 video card, M5A99FX pro R2.0, No optical drive (because I am going to replace it), a 931GB Harddrive, Fortron FSP600-50ARN Power supply 42A 504W on the +12V rail.
 

Answer:Computer freezes, monitors turn black for a sec, game hangs

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

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.

More details:
The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that.
Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone.
When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At ... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Im not sure but it could be either your driver or OS. Could you boot into safe mode?

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.More details:The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that. Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone. When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At this point I restarted ... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Try doing a system restore in safe mode. You can bring up the start menu by pressing ctrl + escape.

Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore

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Pretty much everything seems to have broken or failed on me this week and now the thing I need most, my computer, appears to have followed suit. When I turn it on it gives me the normal blue HP screen followed by the normal Windows XP startup screen and then...black. Nothing. No noise, no cursor, no keys do anything, just a black screen and nothing more. Tried manually shutting off and turning back on again, same thing. I *really* need to use this computer within the next 12 hours or so for some time-critical tasks so it would be MUCH appreciated if I could get some help fixing this.

More details:
The computer is an HP Compaq dc7800 Convertible Minitower PC running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
A week ago I had a computer tech guy install an Asus Xonar DG sound card inside the tower. It worked fine after that.
Three days ago (Monday night) I left the house for a brief trip and just returned now (Thursday night). I left the computer on so that my security camera's software would stay on running and recording while I was gone.
When I came back tonight the computer was still on but a bunch of errors were popping up about how "Disk Write Failed" or "Delayed Write Error" with the path being the external hard drive that the security software saves the video feed to. I checked the drive and all my normal files were still there but there was no recorded video for any of the three days I was gone as there should have been. At this point I res... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on; freezes on black screen at startup (help needed ASAP)

Not sure just what all you can or can't do in Safe Mode with your description.
I'll give you some things to try.
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Go into Safe Mode
1-Boot to Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key while booting
2-Choose safe mode, Press Enter
3-Select operating system, Press Enter
4-Click Administrator Account
5-Windows is running in Safe Mode, Click YES
6-At the Safe Mode Desktop Click Start - All Programs -
Accessories - System Tools - System Restore;
Pick a date before your trouble started.
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In Safe Mode choose Last Known Good Configuration. Click Enter
Lightning got my Windows XP, so I'm short on directions.
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Error Checking - using Command Prompt
Using the F8 Key going to command prompt to run chkdsk /r
Start Tapping the F8 after you press the power button.

Using the arrow keys go to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Press Enter
New Screen - )
Type - chkdsk /r
Don't forget the space between k and /
Press the Enter Key
Type - y for yes - Click Enter
ress the Power Button to turn your computer off.

The next time you turn your computer on chkdsk /r will run.
Don't press any key are chkdsk /r will be cancelled.
5 Stages and number 4 and 5 take a long time to run.
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This was difficult to summarize in the title because it does a series of things.
 
I've visited this site for many years but haven't posted before. I consider myself a relatively advanced computer user, but this problem has exhausted my diagnositic skills.
 
OS is XP pro. The computer is from the early Vista era, but I had them load XP instead when I bought it.
 
Because I am not constantly watching the computer, I don't have every step in the exact sequence. (I switch between two computers as I slowly transfer everything to the new one.) The problem happens when the computer has been running for at least a couple of days, as far as I can tell, so I can't simply recreate it at will. It has happened fairly regularly for the past month at least.
 
This can happen when few or no programs are running. I usually turn on that PC because there are a few things I still need, but once it started having this problem, it's rarely more than Skype and my email, sometimes only Skype or nothing. Lately, I've avoided opening a browser.
 
One of the first symptoms is some of the desktop icon text turns black instead of the normal white I selected. You can see that in the last photo. At that time, some text had re-appeared after missing for a while (clicking on the icons can sometimes bring back the text).
 
Eventually, text disappears from places like the title bars, list of email, etc. (not text in a document, but that would probably disappear too if I didn't cl... Read more

Answer:Desktop/windows items turn black, disappear, computer eventually freezes

  Obviously something's not right with that computer, and I have to say it sounds like some kind of virus/malware.  I'd try booting that XP system to Safe Mode and doing scans with Malwarebytes and Avast.  Some viruses can hide in normal mode.  If that doesn't work, there're programs you can download from here ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/ ) including AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, and TDSSKiller, but let's wait and see if the Safe Mode scans will help.
 
 As you appear to know, MS dropped support for XP 4/8/14, so it's just going to become more and more susceptible to problems with time.  I assume you're copying things to that new computer to resolve that very thing.  If all you need is the data, you could always remove the hard drive, put it into an inexpensive enclosure (around $25 cost), and plug it into a USB port on the new computer.  You could also boot a Linux disc or flash drive on the old computer and do the copies that way.  Ubuntu, Mint, and Puppy versions are three that I'm familiar with and know to be easy to use.  You can read about and download a Ubuntu ISO file from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop .  You can then either burn it to a DVD or put it on a flash drive using the directions here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows .
 
Good luck.

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Hello,I really need some help! My computer had a virus that made the fake Windows XP antivirus popup appear where they want you to download the bogus antispyware program, and the desktop background changed to blue with a message that read " WARNING! Spyware detected on your computer. Please install an antispyware...." Blah, Blah Blah! And it would act like it was restarting and go to a blue screen, but if I pressed F8 it would go back. So I followed some steps I had read on here from other people, and that part of it is gone. I am now able to change my desktop background. Now the problem is that every time I try to go on to the internet, Google or whatever other search engine I use will come up, but then when you try to go to another site, it just says " Loading, internet browser redirecting." And I get redirected to another site, usally ADT (weird) or another antispyware site which I believe is just part of the virus. Also, the computer will freeze up completely to where I can't do ANYTHING. Even CTRL+ALT+Delete doesn't work. So we end up just unplugging it (I know that is probably REALLY bad!) I downloaded spybot S&D from my other computer and put it on the bad one, and it did find a couple things and I deleted them, but it didn't help. So I got hijackthis from my other computer also and dowloaded it to the messed up one and obtained my log. I had to do this in safe mode and allow networking to even get my computer to keep running, so... Read more

Answer:Computer Infected-internet Browser Redirects And Computer Freezes/ Computer 2

Hi Please Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here :-http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.htmlor here :-http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exeDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.* Copy and Paste the entire report in your next reply.This should do enough to enable you to boot your computer into normal mode THEN ...Please follow these directions to run Combofix & post a log.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixsteam

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Will these Computer parts work together to make a great gaming computer?

graphics card: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

processor: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

motherboard: MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996684

CD drive: MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Model DH-18D5S

case: Broadway Com Corp R-900 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

power supply: SILVERSTONE OP650 650W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

im getting all these parts from newegg.com, will they work together? ,my friend seems to think so but i just want to be sure, i am spending like 800 bucks on this thing,,. also am i missing anything? (besides keyboard, moniter ect) any help would be appritiated, thx
 

Answer:Will these Computer parts work together to make a great gaming computer?

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Basicly my computer is screwed. When I attempt to start up the computer it almost immediatly puts itself into some kind of hibernation mode and the only way to get it out it to hold down the power button to then restart the computer only to have the same thing happen. I am over trying to fix it and have anything important externally stored. My only wish now is to re-format the computer and start afresh. However the only methods for doing this I have found on the internet involve being able to to the computer at least half on. Therefore I am asking if there is possibly a physical button on my hardrive that could wipe my drive and allow me to then re-format it? Or any other possible way without actually starting windows. By the way I am entirerly unsure whether this is a hardware or virus fault. the computer is more than 10 years old. Windows xp. Has been re-formatted once before, but by a computer technition.

Answer:How do I manually re-format my computer?

"Therefore I am asking if there is possibly a physical button on my hardrive that could wipe my drive and allow me to then re-format it?"Simply put: no."By the way I am entirerly unsure whether this is a hardware or virus fault."If the machine is booting up into Windows, it may be a software/virus fault, but could still be a hardware issue. Nothing personal, but it doesn't sound like you've ever done much in the way of reformatting or hardware diagnostics. May be better to visit your "computer technition" again..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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OK so I have been connected to my wireless home network for a couple months now and today it just decided to stop connecting. My router is on and working and I know because I am playing ps3 (wireless), but my laptop says no networks found. It doesn't even find my neighbors router anymore, but my laptop works when I physically connect it to my router. I have been looking all over the internet for a solution but all I can find is people saying that theirs isn't configured but thats not my problem Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:This computer was manually disconnected...

Hello and welcome to the forum.

The first question I have is does your neighbor know that you are using there internet service. You mention the neighbors router, curious...

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I have windows xp. I cannot restart or shut off my computer except manually. If I don't the message will say computer is shutting down and that's it. Can It be fixed?

I also need a 3D graphics card. I know one should have come with the computer, but I had a virus and I destroyed all files and in turn wiped out all manufacturer applications. I have restored enough for it to run except for the graphics card. Is there a safe one to download free off the Internet or a good one to buy at best buy to play games like Maple Story, and Gametap? I will upgrade in the future, but I heard windows Vista is bad. Until then, what do I do?
 

Answer:Computer will only manually shut off

here are 2 weebsites to look at ,maybe they can help you.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
 

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comp I'm working on does a soft shut down on its own.  HP notebook with vista.  I was thinking heat could not cause this sort of shut down.  Usually heat causes it to freeze up or shut down immediately.  Could it be a virus?

Answer:computer manually shuts itself off...

Quote from: Flip81 on January 29, 2008, 02:20:12 PMCould it be a virus?Possibly.  Have you scanned it with a current virus scanner/definitions?

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ok.. well to make a long story short.. i tried to update my bios because of some problems with my computer.. but during the update my computer froze and now when i try and turn it on the screen will stay off but the computer will be beeping and making weird noises.. i cant use my re-formatting disk because i cant see anything and nothing seems to be running.. is there any way i could manually just wipe the computer and start from scratch?

Answer:manually re-formatting computer?

It sounds like you may have fried the BIOS chip.... If this is the case, your ONLY possible options are either:

1. Try a BIOS Savior chip (not sure if it would work if the BIOS is already fried
2. Get a new motherboard


I would take the motherboard in to a local computer shop and see if they can run a diagnostic on it... Call there first of course.
Have you tried using different hardware, to make sure it isn't the video card??

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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I use my laptop for school and, by keeping it on power saving mode, usually get through two school days without charging my laptop. Ever since I've downloaded Windows 10, (1) my computer doesn't shut off all the way when I close it, which drains the battery, and (2) every time I charge it, it turns off the power saving mode, which is really annoying. This is especially annoying when I don't notice it isn't on and my battery drains even faster. Is there any reason it won't turn off? Is there a setting I can use to keep the power saving mode on at all times?

Answer:Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

Your system might have a virus, try to scan using Malwarebytes, Superspyware , Trojan-Killer. Restart your system then try to download Hitman Pro then Run it. Then optimize your system using Ccleaner. Hope this would help.

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Recently I'm often having to force my XP Media Center to shut down, by manually pressing the on/off button. Does this harm the computer?
Thank you! You are ALWAYS so helpful!
 

Answer:Forcing a computer shut-down manually

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Lets say I have a laptop running Windows 7 and it's IP address is 192.168.1.102

On my desktop if I wanted to navigate to it's administrative share (full access to all files, not just shared folders), at the moment I am clumsily going to START->RUN and then typing in

Code:

//192.168.1.102/C$

Then I wait for the username and password prompt to pop up where I will input:

Code:

user: localhostname(or domain)\username
password: [email protected]

Where localhostname(or domain) is is the name of the local computer or domain of that user that I want to login as.

Is there a way I can put that all into one command line? I don't want to make a drive mapping, I just want to navigate directly in the address bar. I know that if I manually map a drive (to x: for example), I can have the option of including the username and password into the single command. IE:

Code:

net use x: \\192.168.1.102\C$ /u:localhostname(or domain)\username [email protected]

Is there a way to just navigate via explorer or command promt or run in that same manner? I basically just want to type in the address of the folder I want to goto on another computer (including credentials) and hit enter and be there right away.
 

Answer:Manually navigating to a folder on another computer

two options:

1. Create the same user with the same password on both machines. It'll pass the credentials for you. It's actually doing this now, but most likely failing because they are different.

2. do a net use, but don't specify the drive letter. It will establish a connection, but not map a drive.

Code:

net use \\192.168.1.102\C$ /u:localhostname(or domain)\username [email protected]
 

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...still unable to connect to the net!!

Hi guys and gals. Neeed some advice - I'm running XP Pro SP3 on my main computer at work, and it came up last night with the dreaded ' limited or no connectivity' message. I connected into the router (Belkin N1 Vision) via my secondary computer (wired connection, same network, again XP Pro SP3) and tried rebooting it to no avail .

After checking some other threads on here, I manually reconfigured the IP address on the faulty comp, using the settings obtained from the working one, and I can now log into the router on the faulty comp but am still unable to connect to the internet or get emails on outlook.

Any ideas would be appreciated... needless to say I'm getting a bit

Answer:Manually configured IP Address on one computer, but...

UPDATE:- I've tried restarting the router to see if that worked but guess what? It didn't! Beginning to get a little bit more upset now...

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Hello all, a while back ago I upgraded my internet, then had to downgrade it. After it downgrading it still works, but an annoying issue happens whenever the internet goes out, or when i start up my computer. The yellow triangle is on the connection sign (wireless) and the internet wont work unless I run the troubleshooter, which it gives me
"This computer was manually disconnected from "Yukon****"(my wireless network)
"Problem with wireless adapter or access point" (this one doesn't show most of the time)
Most of the time when it detects them it says detected and the problem goes away, but it can be frustrating as it doesn't always work on the first time troubleshooting it, and have to do it multiple times.

So if you can help, it would be much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Computer Manually Disconnected from network

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's try a simple thing first:
Wireless Network - Remove
Restart and reconnect (re-enter your key to connect).
Restart again as a test.

If that fails, then update or re-install the drivers for the wireless network adapter.

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Hey,

Instead of waiting for your computer to shutdown why cant i just hold the shutdown button instead of waiting?
Thanks
 

Answer:How does manually shutting down your computer damage it?

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I have windows vista. When I log off my desktop and leave it logged off over night, my mouse freezes and I cannot wake up my computer. so I can log back on I have to manually shut it down and start it. When I do that it hangs up and the resume windows screen come on then it takes awhile for it to load up to my log on screen. What could be causing this to happen? How can I fix this?
 

Answer:After logging off Have to restart computer manually

I would boot into safe mode and then do a full scan with an updated antivirus. Then run your disk cleanup. If that fails and the problem still exist then I would suspect the hard drive is going bad.
 

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I am a naive person when it comes to exactly what computer Desktop I want/need.
I have had some bad luck with everyday type computers
So,
I have been looking at gaming computers for everyday usage.
The Cyberpower Ultra GUA880- AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, AMD R7 240 2GB, Windows 10 Home, a well built, long lasting and up grade-able computer for a person who wants the same for everyday usage?
Also, please advise if these types come with everyday software like Internet Explorer, and the "like"?
 

Answer:Gaming computer vs regular everyday computer

The desktop comes with a Windows 7 operating system as Internet Explorer is the default browser. These type of desktop usually has low quality power supply and the motherboard may be limited for your personal upgrade preferences. Most people look for customizing and asked for which hardware to purchase and assemble depending on their budget and intended programs to install.
 

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Had problem message on Microsoft edge that computer could be corrupted.  Now can't turn on computer even though power is going to it. What can I do

Answer:Microsoft edge crashed my computer and I can turn computer o...

Hi Method 1:Run the apps troubleshooter and check if it helps with the issue. Refer to the following article and run the Apps troubleshooter:Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps If the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 2:Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.Press Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannowIf the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 3:You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:Go to Settings.Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.Select Add an Account.Enter a user name and hit Next.Click on Finish.Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.Check if issue persists. 

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

Answer:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

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My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.

Rich

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.

Answer:BSOD after I turn Computer NEW Computer on, or whilst sleeping

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.


Hi TheRealDanny.

The crash dump (a Stop 0x3B one) is not saying anything in detail about the probable cause of the BSOD).

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.
If it does not show any error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



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so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2mdNJFWxU
so please help/B]
 

Answer:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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My computer, early in boot-up, freezes up randomly, mostly when firefox is used for more than 5 minutes (sometimes even before firefox shows up), and in some boots, Vista won't even open anything, then later freezes,Theres pretty much a 1/50 of a working boot up, but I've been trying since about 3:00 AM EST (posted this at 1:28 PM EST) today after it eventually froze up from printing from Acrobat Reader, with no luck (and even one boot, didn't even show the Compaq splash screen), previously, on working boots, I've done virus scans with Malware Bytes' Pro, with no results, never (this computer only got a virus once).I'm forced to boot in safe mode for the computer to work, im afraid its some sort of virus thats unknown by Malware Bytes', so im posting a HiJack This log (later, when i try to run normal mode again) with my DxDiag (please note, my brother installed a facemoods.com thing on this computer, since i think its spyware, i deleted all the traces of it i spotted). I'm using a unmodified Presario CQ50 209WM on the lastest version of Vista, which had already had one reinstall after getting hacked while a relative was using it.Please hurry i just rented a 3 Day Elite weapon in Battlefield Play4Free yesterday which set me back over 100 games worth of getting credits for.

Answer:Computer freezes up randomly, mostly when using firefox, some boots, computer refuses to open up programs

First of all, MalwareBytes is not an anti virus app. Do you have an av installed? If so, have you run a full scan with that? If not, and since you think it's malware related, you should probably post in the Am I Infected forum.

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Hey all,

I was unable to get GMER to run the full scan without an error popping up halfway saying that the .exe has stopped working. I tried it twice and lost patience so I will try again later and try to make it work. For now I'm just putting this post up there to at least get something by the end of today hopefully, so I just want to point out first that my GMER log is not included. Sorry about it! If the GMER log is absolutely necessary along with Hijack and DDS logs for you guys to diagnose what is wrong with my computer, do let me know. Also, if you guys could, any advice on how to get GMER working would be appreciated. I was unclear through the instructions if I should uncheck the IAT/EAT box and check the C: drive box (the GMER tool did not warn me about rootkit activity, but I went ahead and unchecked IAT/EAT and checked C: drive anyway, assuming that the drive that is most important to scan would be C: drive).

I'm running Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro Bootcamp partition and its only recently been experiencing some problems, the most notable being that the computer freezes randomly. I could be playing a game or browsing the web, and the screen freezes, no black or blue screen though, everything just freezes, and I can't move my cursor or get to task manager to end processes. Another problem I encountered is that while browsing Youtube in particular, when I click on a video, for the first 10 to 20 seconds or so, the video itself is either mostly black o... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes at random times, Youtube issues, Computer heating up!!

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Hi there

Two computers - 1 Laptop, the other a desktop (Actally a "Cube type" HP Proliant Gen 8 Micro Server) updating to anniversary edition. Both connected to my internet via LAN from the same workbench in my "Lab".

1 updates automatically (the laptop) while the server says "Your system is up to date" so I had to do it manually.

Both computers running identical Windows edition (1511 with latest fixes) X-64 Pro GB edition with Icelandic Lang packs installed and Office 2016.

Any idea why the laptop received the update while the server didn't and had to be updated manually.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Anniversary update - 1 computer downloads other have to do it manually

I had the same deal here. My desktop PC running Education updated automatically via Windows update. My laptop running Education would not. It just kept saying up to date. I just updated it manually. Both were English-US and set to Canada for region/location. Both running defender and no third party menu programs etc. They are as stock as it gets.

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My windos update (a Servicepack update) was taking a very long time to update, so I manually shut down the computer.  Upon powering it back up, the "Startup Repair" ran and had me restart a few different times.  After about 5 times, its said that windows cannot repair this computer automatically.Any ways to fix this?Thanks

Answer:Manually shut down computer during windows update

What Windows version?Quoteso I manually shut down the computerYou won't do it in the future, will you?

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My Laptop (Toshiba Sattilite) is not operating properly. when ever i cut it on it goes to a blue screen talking about i need to restart my computer. ill restart it and it will say the same, what do i do? I want to find a way to clean my hardrive without using a computer but, i look on google and thats te only way i see, can someone plz tell me what to do. It would be Very Much Appritiated.
 

Answer:How do i wipe my hardrive clean manually, without having to use my computer?

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Hi there

Two computers - 1 Laptop, the other a desktop (Actally a "Cube type" HP Proliant Gen 8 Micro Server) updating to anniversary edition. Both connected to my internet via LAN from the same workbench in my "Lab".

1 updates automatically (the laptop) while the server says "Your system is up to date" so I had to do it manually.

Both computers running identical Windows edition (1511 with latest fixes) X-64 Pro GB edition with Icelandic Lang packs installed and Office 2016.

Any idea why the laptop received the update while the server didn't and had to be updated manually.

Cheers
jimbo

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So this started happening for a few days now. Just looking at the memory ram meter, it says its at 50% but I have 6GB of DDR3 RAM.

Computer will randomaly freeze, keyboard doesn't work and mouse won't respond. Have to push restart or shutdown button on my rig to restart my pc. Any help?

Ran a few AV scans using malwarebytes, AVG, iobit system care, CCleaner, etc. Nothing shows up? Any help would be awesome!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1279 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 267520 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, 132-BL-E758
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: My computer keeps freezing, having to reboot manually.

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I am new to the forum so hello and hoping my new friends can help me out here.  Up until a week ago, when pc was idle, the screen want blank, computer light blinking green on and off, peacefully in sleep mode just the way I liked it.  Now, however, the screen is blank but the computer light is no longer blinking, fans are on, doesn't appear to be in sleep mode anymore.  Here is what I have tried so far:
 
powercfg /requests                               I shut down everything and make sure it returns nothing, still no sleep.
 
powercfg -devicequery wake_armed        Keyboard and Mouse return, but they were like this when it was working.
 
powercfg -lastwake                               Value is '0', theorizing cause it never goes to sleep.
 
powercfg -energy                                  I'll be honest, ran two of these and I can't interpret them real well, but                                                           nothing appears out of the ordinary.
 
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Answer:Computer Never goes to sleep mode manually or automatically

Check the BIOS. Some BIOSs have wake-on-LAN settings along with other sleep/hibernate controls.

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Sony Vaio Support for Software Updates (EU)

Use of one the Log-in methods and see what updates are available for your Vaio computer.

Also useful if you have replaced the default OS on your laptop, since you can download Drivers in 32-bit and (some) 64-bit versions.
 

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I have a HP Pavillion computer with XP as the OS. My computer will not automatically reboot or shut down. I have checked and there seems to be NO virus, spyware, or malware on the computer.My system model is: HP Pavilion 05 P9851A-ABA 523N 3001211RE101LONDO.I also have a couple other issues, but this bothers me most at the present. Could anyone steer me in the direction of correcting this problem?Thank You!

Answer:computer has to manually shut down (No auto reboot)

What do you mean it will not automatically reboot or shut down? Please explain the problem in detail.

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Recently, I bought a new chaintech 7NJL6 motherboard, new 256mb ddr ram, new video card nvidia g-force 2 MX 400, and I'm using my old cpu which is a AMD sempron 2400+, Operating System Windows XP PRO SP2, Using onboard motherboard audio,160gb wester digital WD 1600BB-0FFTAQ I never had problems with the processor before but when I run any video game applications or any music files, my screen gets all garbled up, everything just halts and remains frozen until I hit the reset button on the tower. Also, I'm able to go online with no problems.The other problem is when I *ONLY* put my old CPU back into my other computer which I never had problems with before, the same problem occured again with my old computer; I ran a video game and my monitor froze and the screen was all garbled. I've got a fan and properly made sure the heatsink on my CPU was properly installed. I'm using (speed fan) application to check the temperature on my cpu which is clocking at 32C. Also, I never overclocked my processor. I was able to get two minidump files out of the 20 computer errors thus far. Also, I see this one other error; The DgiVecp service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. I've fixed this error by chaning the registry start value for this application to (4). The DGiVecp error hasn't appeared since but this was after I had the computer freezing and garbled monitor error that'll once in a while reset on its... Read more

Answer:Minidump - Computer monitor graphics gets all garbled and computer freezes

Problem has been resolved. My graphics card was creating the conflict, just needed to upgrade my video card drivers and adjust the setting accordingly.
 

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