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randomly unresponsive, then long reboot

Question: randomly unresponsive, then long reboot

I've been trying to track this down, and fix it, since I built this system 5 months ago. Now I'm getting desperate... when all else fails, ask for help.

Problem: every few days, or occasionally twice a day, my system will become very slow. Programs become unresponsive, (even pulling up the task manager), and it takes about 3 minutes for the system to shut down, and another 15-20 minutes for the system to reboot.

I have tried everything I can think of. I have a minimal set of starup items, (just 3 in msconfig; joystick, audio control panel, and IAStorIcon. I have searched through event viewer, and the only indication I get is that windows logoff took an insanely long time to log off. Scannow indicates no problems.

I have turned off dozens and dozens of services, and still I haven't been able to track this down. I've tried manually quitting and restarting expolorer, manually shutting down each service when it gets slow, but invariably when it happens, I'm stuck with a 15-20 minute reboot, instead of 20-30 seconds.

When it reboots, I get a flashing underline, then it sits on the windows startup screen for the next 12-15 minutes, then eventually boots into the desktop and everything is normal again.

I've turned off all power saving features, and have everything running at full power. I've turned off all schedules (as far as I know) of all events that might otherwise run at regular intervals.

When it becomes unresponsive, everything just gets insanely slow, (except mouse movement, which is normal). No, there are no viruses or malware, as it has been happening since Day 1.

It only becomes unresponsive when I'm doing something on the desktop. If I'm in a game, it never happens. I'm running in the windows classic theme and have turned off as much as possible to narrow this down.

Help!

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Answer: randomly unresponsive, then long reboot

Scan with the antivirus
Download and scan with malwarebytes, full scan after updating.
Let us know
Try in safe mode, see if problem persists, let us know.

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Hello everyone. I recently (4/1/16)  bought a Lenovo Yoga 700 14-inch laptop and love it, but I noticed an issue come up two days after using it.  If the laptop is on for too long the touchscreen becomes unresponsive in the middle of the screen and eventually towards the edges. I can fix this problem by restarting the laptop and the rest of the computer functions as normal.  Is this a common issue with this laptop? Or should I exchange it for a different one (same model and everything just different computer)? Or is there a simple solution to this? I changed some of the settings (nothing major) but might have changed something to make it do this.  Just please let me know if there is a solution or if I should turn it in for a different one. Thanks!

Answer:Touchscreen becomes unresponsive after long period of use

Dear Sir  Welcome to Lenovo Community Actually this issue has many reasons or manything cause that problem, it maybe a hardware issue from the LCD panel, maybe the hinges or cause of the heat especialy this happens after u use your laptop for a long time.So to avoid any serious problem you can simpley contact Lenovo call center & they will guide you to the nearest service center to examine your machine. ( find below the phone list link : https://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/contactus/supportphonelist Best Of Luck  

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Recently I'm facing a problem where pages take forever to load and eventually become unresponsive. I tried multiple browsers- have the same problem. Can someone give me a hand?

Answer:Pages take a long time and unresponsive-all browsers

What is the actuall error message you get
Timed out, or
0404

Roy

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Hi all!

I am a new member here and my laptop has been very sluggish for a bit. It was always a bit slow but now it is kind of grinding halt slow. I got an iPhone in September and loaded some apps from it to my laptop like Simplify Media 2, ZumoDrive, Dropbox, MyDocsToGo, Evernote, and Air Video Server. I don't think they cause much issues but who knows.I am pretty sure it is not these programs which cause it. Since the slowness of my laptop has been around for awhile. It is just now that I have become proactive.

On another note, my sister recently had her sluggish laptop have more RAM installed and it is super speedy now. Could increasing my RAM help speed up my laptop?

Thanks!

Answer:Laptop takes long to load and unresponsive at times.

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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On starting up my Compaq Presario CQ60-218, I received notification of a virus and whilst attempting to remove it, the laptop shut down to protect itself. I briefly got a blue screen with text advising me of this before it quickly went to a black screen of death with flashing cursor.
I've researched this on various threads and forums but nothing described the exact problem I have. When I tried advice to reboot in safe mode by using Ctrl+Alt+Delete, nothing happens and I get no response from repeatedly hitting the F8 key either, just the black screen.

I've tried various things I've seen recommended, powering off for 10 mins, removing battery, hard reset including 20 sec battery drain etc but nothing worked. I also connected an external monitor which showed nothing thereby I think ruling out graphics card and display issues.

I did find that by hitting F10 key I was able to get into BIOS diagnostics and ran memory test which was passed and then a primary hard disk test which failed within seconds with #1-07 Fail. So could i somehow reset to an earlier state, even if it wiped computer, or is only option an expensive new hard disk?

I'm posting this from a 2nd machine so I do have the option of downloading and using USB to transfer solutions if I can get Compaq to respond.
Grateful for any advice
Thanks

Answer:Can't reboot, black screen, F8 key unresponsive

If you failed the inbuilt hard drive test, it's most likely that your hard drive has failed.
If you're unsure of that, run one of the free diagnostics listed here: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

I just bought a 250 gB hard drive today for $43 (US)
You'll also need recovery disks for your system. If you don't have them, here's a link for ordering them (US only): Order Recovery Discs (USA)

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I purchased a Y460 last month and am experiencing an issue that is becoming more common.  I will leave my laptop running for a bit and return to it in sleep mode---no problem, I jiggle the mouse and give it a second...  The issue is the laptop increasingly is unresponsive.  The mouse curser moves around but no ther input is registered; as in no keypress or mouse button.  Cntrl-Alt_Delete is useless and I am left with no alternative but to hard-shut-down the computer. (Hold power button 5 seconds)  After I power back up it behaves normally.  This has happened in every power scheme, on A/C and battery, both integrated graphics and 5650 running. Any ideas?

Answer:Y460 Unresponsive without forced reboot

could be driver issue. try to re-install power management, graphic card drivers first.
then check system logs for errors ( right click my computer > manage > event logs )
 
ps : check the issue persists on safe mode.

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Well, for some unknown reason my computer will randomly become unresponsive. It started today while I was afk, I figured bittorrent froze so I restarted my computer. The boot up took somewhere around 3 minutes (excluding most software applications). Then I rebooted 2 more times and it became normal. Then after about 30 minutes of use it became unresponsive. I haven't been able to pull off a full virus scan, but I doubt it's a virus because I haven't had a virus for years.

I'm afraid it may be hardware-ish, but I'm not sure, any ideas/suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer randomly unresponsive

randomly become unresponsive.Click to expand...

What exactly was running when it froze?
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Have not been able to pull off a virus scanClick to expand...

Why not? does it return errors--or does it just freeze in process?


randomquestions
 

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Hello
Here is my problem my modem is connected to ISP and doesnt drop out, but after a while sometimes never sometimes after 30 seconds after connecting, the connection becomes unresponsive and i have to disconnect it and redial or sometimes reboot my pc to get it working again.It wasnt happening for a week and it wasnt this frequent but from last night it started happening and its nearly impossible to do anything online.It happened only when i used skype or when i was gaming or when using p2p softwares but it started happening even when connection was just idle and i wasnt doing anything.

this is very annoying to me since im using internet to video call my family and friends and play video games with them online.

I have Hijackthis ready in case a log would be needed.

Answer:DSL connection becomes unresponsive randomly

Moved from Internet & Networking to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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Hi, bit awkward to describe this. Every now and then my comp will become unresponsive, mostly. The mouse will still move, I can close some programs if they are running already. I can still type stuff as well, but programs won't actually do anything if you try to get them to, so browsers won't move to another page, can't open new programs. It won't log out of any messaging services so those have to be forcibly closed, but because nothing is really responding. The only option is a reset and the only way it will do that is if I hold down the power button for 10 seconds and force it to shut down.
It used to crash with a blue screen when I first built the comp, that went away and sometimes returned for brief spurts every 4-6 months. This version of crashing is rather new and has been happening around once a month for the last 5 months, but has now happened several times in 1 week. HD sentinel claims the hdd is still at 100% health and that the comp temperature is only at 31 degrees C. There is nothing in the event logs that I can see as an error before this occurs either.

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Hi all,

This is my first post on this website, so thanks for providing this support for us regular idiots who don't have the capacity to help others with these matters. I will try to give as much detail as I possibly can.

I am having a really strange problem with vista-64 home premium machine. Every so often (it seems patternless) the entire system becomes unresponsive. This happens in safe mode as well. put it this way, it took around 5 minutes to right click on computer and click properties, and another five minutes for the box to come up.

Here are my computer's specs:

AMD phenom 9950 Quad 2.6GHZ
8 gig of crossir ddr2 ram
GTX 280 1gb
a creative X-fi Xtreme audio pci express (the one with the 2 optical slots) (I read somewhere that this card is slightly unstable...could be relevant)

Now, this is the wierd part: as you can see from the specs of the computer, that kind of stuff should happen in a flash, and when it's not doing this weird 'slowing down' it does. It's as if the hard drive just stops working for long periods of time.

I pulled up resource monitor in an effort to see what was happening, and the green graph on the "disk" section does go down to nothing from the top for a few seconds before the resource monitor itself stops reporting back.

Even weirder than all of this is that it started happening about 2-3 months AFTER getting the computer in which time it worked perfectly. That kind of tells me it might be a problem w... Read more

Answer:Vista64 Home premium becomes unresponsive for long periods of time

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My Lenovo touchpad is unresponsive after an update by avast that requires a reboot. I have no way to log in at this point. Is there a way around this? How do I fix it?













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Answer:Lenovo g505 unresponsive touchpad after reboot

Hi Bretibet,                           
                                              
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                                                                       
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with touchpad not working when the system is rebooted in your Lenovo G505 laptop.
 
As you have mentioned that when the avast antivirus updated, the touchpad not working, try to uninstall the antivir... Read more

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Hi,

Im running windows 10 pro with the latest creators update.
I didnt have any problems but suddenly and it was before updating to the latest version of windows my edge is unresponsive after rebooting my system.

When I open edge after a reboot I can use the menus and scroll. When I load YouTube I can see the videos and scroll but cant open any of them I have to close edge and reopen it to fix the problem.

I made a reset, deleted edge and reinstalled, used ccleaner but the issue is not resolved.

Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: Im not sure if it is related to my new gpu but I think the issue occurred after installing my msi 1080ti gpu but im not 100% sure....other than that no changes in my system.

Thanks!

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Hi peeps, I just bought an Alienware 17 R3 last week. I've installed Photoshop CC and SketchUp 2016. While using both programs my keyboard will randomly become unresponsive. I took it back to Best Buy last night and the service technician installed the latest BIOS upgrades (sorry - I really don't know much about computers so I am trying to repeat as much as he told me but I'm not terribly well-versed). Unfortunately the upgrades did not seem to help as it did it again twice today... I'm attaching a pic of my computer stats.

Also, I use an external 1Tb drive to store my projects and an Intuos Med Pro tablet to do my sketches.

Help?!?!?

What is happening with my new laptop???

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I have a retail version of win8 pro. All updates have been applied. I have a 128g SSD and several SATA3 hard drives in my system. Often I'll be working on my PC and a program like photoshop or thunderbird or even explorer become unresponsive and greys out and sometimes if I wait long enough it comes back but only for a short while before it happens again.

Many times it will happen when I am accessing the file structure, i.e. file > open and other times it will happen in an explorer window when trying to access a random folder, i.e. I can browse the c:\windows folder but not the c:\windows\system32, but after waiting a bit it shows up.

Sometimes this happens with other (non system) drives.

Also, when I try to open task mgr or event viewer or many built in OS executables I immediately get an error stating:

c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe (or mmc.exe, etc.) The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

A reboot fixes this problem, but only for a short while. It may even be that this only happens after coming back from sleep but I haven't spent enough time in front of the machine post-boot but pre-sleep to know for sure.

I have had some intermittent issues with coming back from sleep where either the monitors (video card is HD7870 and mobo is ASRock Z77 Pro 3 - firmware up to date) never initialize or I get the splash login screen but my usb keyboard doesn't recognize input to allow for the password prompt and the mouse cursor moves ... Read more

Answer:drive access and progs become unresponsive - reboot fixes

I have encountered the same problem.
After any length of inactivity the system becomes very slow and opening task manager or a browser window can take minutes to complete while the system hangs.
a reboot and everything works as should again.

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Yesterday, I started having my computer freeze while I was playing a game. I didn't get a BSOD or any kind of error message. The computer just completely locked up. If a sound was playing, it got stuck. It was completely unresponsive; clicking didn't work, and neither did ctrl+alt+del. I had to turn off my surge protector's power or hold down the PC's power button to turn it off. It seems pretty random. At first I thought it might be a problem with the hard drive the game was on, but then I tried a game that's on another hard drive, and it worked fine for quite a while until it eventually froze the computer as well. Plus, I've already had an experience with hard drive failure, and I always got a BSOD in that situation, unlike now. Also, Hard Disk Sentinel says all my hard drives are at 100% health. My next guess was the graphics card, but I'm not getting artifacts or noticeable framerate drops. I did just have my display driver stop responding and immediately recover while I had a Twitch stream playing at the same time I was playing Skyrim. Firefox crashed, I restarted it and the stream, then I went back to playing Skyrim and the computer froze shortly thereafter.
 
I found another thread with someone having a similar problem. They were asked to post a Speccy snapshot and the results from a MiniToolBox test. I've already taken care of that, so I'll post those now.
 
Here's the Speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/TQAFxZo2SsemTNEakZg3z8L
 
And her... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes and becomes completely unresponsive, no BSOD, have to reboot

Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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Some backround:

ASUS Q552, Windows 10 Home, 12GB RAM, Samsung Evo 1TB SSD (clean install of Windows on hard drive), touchscreen laptop,

My laptop will randomly freeze and become unresponsive. When I use my touchscreen and swipe in from the left side, the screen and task bar will flash and it will begin working again. 30 seconds to a few minutes later, this will repeat. This has slowly been getting worse over the past couple weeks.
I looked in the "Event Viewer" and every time this freezing occurs, there is an entry that reads:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Hang
Date: 4/20/2016 10:03:48 AM
Event ID: 1002
Task Category: (101)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: DESKTOP-5M83579
Description:
The program explorer.exe version 10.0.10586.104 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
Process ID: 1280
Start Time: 01d19b0cbe45a850
Termination Time: 0
Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Report Id: b145a127-0700-11e6-9860-305a3a8a1136
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Hang" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1002</EventID>
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Answer:Randomly freezing, unresponsive. explorer.exe app hang?

Have you tried an in-place Upgrade
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
Or have you made sure your BIOS is to date
I see you have already tried the SFC /Scannow
Also I see you are on update 104
There is now later ones which cold cure the problem you are having
The latest being 218

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I just got my ideapad yoga 13 today, and my touchscreen appears to be completely broken.  I could use it during the initial windows 8 setup, but once it booted into Windows it would no longer respond and would click randomly in the bottom left and right corners of the screen.  I attempted to update windows and all drivers to no avail, I then performed a factory reset, which was also unsuccessful.  After the factory reset the touchscreen also would not work during setup.  It might also be notable that the issue is present on the Onekey system recovery screen as well. Also any time I disable and reenable the touch screen in the device manager this event is generated in the event viewer:"A multi-touch device reported inconsistent contact information." I am inclined to assume it's just a faulty touchscreen, however the fact that it was working initially makes me think there might be some very very low chance this is a fixable driver issue.

Answer:YOGA 13 Touchscreen clicking randomly and unresponsive

Hi phoisgood495,
 
Thank you for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
Am sorry to hear about your issue and I?d like to provide you with the contact numbers for the service support to get your machine repaired:
 


United States
IDEA-branded and  B, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
1-877-4 Lenovo  (1-877-453-6686)
24 hours a day   7 days a week


 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha





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So a while ago my norton ran out and i went with MSE since it was free...no problems for a while but recently my computer randomly became slow..it started with firefox going unresponsive all the time and then one day I restarted my laptop and it took it around 20/25 minutes to boot up...most of the time it acts fine now once i finally get it up and running but every once in a while windows will go unresponsive and it takes 2/3 minutes to clear its self...IE goes unresponsive sometimes as well...any help would be greatly appreciated, tried a thread previously and couldn't get a response..here's my logs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:39:39 AM, on 11/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\VCSpt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\updaterstartuputility.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoConnectService\MotoConnect.exe
C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\MusicManager\MusicManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Not... Read more

Answer:20 minutes to boot up, windows unresponsive randomly

hopefully a bump will get me some help..
 

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I have a 3yr old T400 running Windows 7 Occasionally (this has happened about a dozen times in the last 6 months), the computer will suddenly shut off / lose power.  It will then be completely unresponsive with no indicators lit. When I unplug the computer, take out the battery, put it back in, and plug the computer back in to power, it is then responsive and boots back up just fine.  I've been trying to monitor the temperature, and none of the sensors seem to be going above 50C (122F).  I downloaded AIDA64 tool trial software to monitor the temperature and have a reading of 13 thermocouples.   I haven't done extensive monitoring, so it could be that the computer is heating up suddenly and I haven't noticed... but its definitely not normally runnning hot.   Any ideas what this could be?   Thanks for any help, I've lost enough work that I am saving files after every sentence.  

Answer:T400 - randomly turns off and is completely unresponsive

Try "Core Temp" Aida has not be updated in years. Its most likely overtemp of the CPU. A power problem is the next most likely.





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Yesterday I started having a severe issue with my Asus X550L laptop keyboard. They keyboard is almost unresponsive and types randomly by itself (spamming random numbers, letters, and symbols).
The steps I have taken to try and resolve the problem are as follows:
1. Checked for any stuck keys
2. Rebooted my laptop
3. Ran a full system scan for any malware
4. Checked for driver updates
5. Performed a system restore - this worked initially for about ten minutes but after shutting down my laptop and going to bed, the problem persisted in the morning. I tried an earlier recovery afterward but it didn't fix the issue either.
6. Checked for any hardware changes in device manager

As far as I know there has not been any physical damage or liquid spills onto the keyboard, and a usb keyboard does work when plugged in, however it is sometimes overridden by the laptop's keyboard issues. I would really appreciate some help as I don't have a lot of money right now and the laptop is just out of warranty (I've had it for just over a year).
 

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Greetings:
The problems I am having with my desktop computer are as follows. 1)when playing a game on facebook, my computer shuts off automatically 2) I receive a notice that pops up and says the script is unresponsive and will cause my computer to become slower and give me the option to stop the script or continue while on various other sites, and 3) from time to time the words get overlapped in my email inbox and then sorts themselves out after a moment.
I had run the SUPERAntispyware program and it says there is a System.BrokenFileAssociation and it listed HKCR\.exe as the file.
Also, I cannot remember what program said there was malware but it's name was ALCXMNTR.exe in my computer.

I am only a mediocre computer user for basic tasks so please bear with me while I work through your some of the directions and the language used here.

Sincerely,
Julie C.

Here are the files that your site recommended I attach and post:
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_25
Run by Administrator at 0:57:18 on 2011-06-19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.575.312 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Sunbelt VIPRE *Enabled/Updated* {964FCE60-0B18-4D30-ADD6-EB178909041C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Computer shuts off randomly, script is unresponsive, and possible virus

1st Bump, please.

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I got a new machine recently and it all works fine, except the operating system seems to randomly freeze. When it does the only way I have found to get out of it is to manually plug it out and restart.

On freeze the keyboard and mouse become entirely unresponsive, the cursor does not move, nor do either click buttons do anything, if I'm typing somewhere the text does not appear, and Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't bring up the usual screen.

I'm running windows 7 home premium on a 64 bit machine. I haven't found anything quite like this problem around so I thought it deserved a new topic by itself.

I can't think of what to do to determine the cause or any potential solution. Everything's up to date. I think all the drivers are too. I put in different virus software 'cause I thought that might be it.

Any ideas anyone?

Edit: The last time it happened I tried putting the keyboard and mouse into different USB ports, but that didn't work.

Edit2: I just went to my device manager and manually checked for updates for all the drivers, and it turned out my graphics card needed an update (I updated it myself about three weeks ago so I discarded this as a potential problem). So I installed the update. If the problem persists I'll reply to this message.

Answer:Windows randomly freezes. Mouse & keyboard then unresponsive.

Your Edit 2 noted.





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Hi All, a new lenovo b50-70 laptop is taking ages to reboot, it's stuck for at least a minute on the lenovo screen then it boots up. With a normal power on, the problem doesn't occur, only on reboots. I have windows 7 and newest bios. Could you please help? Thank you in advance.

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My laptop recently start to misbehave by switching off automatically and never come on again until i tried to switch it on more than 8 times. When i pressed the on/off button to reboot the laptop, all the lights will come on indicating that the computer is rebooting, but the LCD screen will still remain dark even after 20 minutes. This is the response i get until i try to reboot it more than 8 times. And when it finally comes up, i usually get error alert message on the desktop with Error Signature (BCC: 1000007f BCP1: 00000008 BCP2: 80042000 BCP3: 00000000 BCP4: 00000000 OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP: 3_0 Product: 256_1I reloaded the OP system, but couldnt resolve it because it doesnt stop rebooting. Can someone please help me? All appreciated!

Answer:My laptop keeps going off and takes long to reboot

click hereAre the vents clear etc. Could be a RAM problem based on postings via Google.

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So, I have been having an intermittent problem for the last year or so. My computer randomly reboots. It goes to black, tries to reboot and hangs during the reboot process. I will have to wait for the next time to give you the exact error verbage, but it stops at one of two different places and at one of the places that it can stop it says something about BIOS not installed. The other one says something about <tab> to something something. I apologize for not writing that down right away. Anyways, I turn it off using the power button and go away. Ten minutes later, I come back, turn it on and it acts like nothing ever happened. I have tried to get a minidump, but there is nothing there. I have looked at the event viewer and sometimes there is an error about the RAID driver. I don't have a RAID, I have a SATA drive. I have read that winxp tends to confuse them. I have updated my bios, checked my RAM, checked my PSU, and fully reloaded Windows. Which by the way, the reload seemed to cause the problem to go away for a number of months. But then it came back, crashing every couple of weeks, until we are now back at the point of a crash a day, or multiple crashes consecutively if it is feeling especially ornery.

Other than the normal ole checkbook/email/word/itunes stuff, I play DDO. I have CA Internet Security Suite installed.

I can run everest and dxdiag if needed. What I am thinking of doing right now is trying to slipstream a windows disk with everything and doing... Read more

Answer:Long Term Reboot issue

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When i reboot my pc after a bsod it sometimes doesn't boot up right away. I need to turn it off and on again or just wait a couple of minutes. Plus it takes a long time to boot up.
I guess it is a hardware problem and would apreciate if someone told me which component can cause this.

Answer:Long time reboot after a BSOD

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I have downloaded the newest RTM 32bit Windoows 7 from Microsoft MSDN and tried to install it on my Celeron 2 Duo 64bit system.. Now when I boot the computer up the Windows logo comes, and then it stays there for 20+ minutes before the system is booted up.. I have tried with other versions of Win7 32bit also, but its the same everytime.. Is this because I absolutly need to install a 64bit version? I remember that I once had 32bit Vista on another 64bit system and that worked fine...

Anyone experienced this before?

Answer:Taking too long time to reboot...?

try setting your CPU to start up windows with 2 cores

run msconfig
set to 2 in your case

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Hi guys I've been scanning the vista forums for a while now and must say that the advice and tutorials given here are by far the best that I've seen so I've come to you in the hope that someone has experienced this and actually managed to fix it.

Despite the fact that this is almost a repost in that so many people have complained of the same issue, I have tried all the fixes that I have seen suggested to others, and thusfar nothing has worked for me.

The Problem: After hitting restart or turning the machine on after shut down the screen remains black for anywhere from 5-15 minutes, after this the bootup runs as normal and takes around 50-60 seconds if that.
The problem started shortly after I installed Vista Home Prem. x64 on my new machine, originally the machine restarted fine, then after a few software installs of sound/gfx/mobo etc. drivers (and maybe sp updates), the reboot time suddenly skyrocketed (This was before any extra hardware installation and unneccessary software installation).

System Specs:
OS: Vista Home Prem. x64 SP1
Mobo: Asus P5Q-E iP45 Socket 775
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz (not overclocked)
RAM: 4gb PC2 (2x2)
GFX: NVidia GeForce GTX 260
SFX: Onboard
HDD x 4 :
1TB Maxtor Diamondmax 22 SATA (2 partition with system and drivers only on one)

200Gb Maxtor 6Y2 Sata (Added after Problems Started)
60Gb Maxtor 6Y0 Ide (No Data Stored) (Added after Problems Started)
1TB WD 10EAVS Sata (External) (Added after Problems Started)

Fixes:

1. Originally... Read more

Answer:Super Long Reboot times (again...)

I should also mention that I cant restart in safe mode to check a software issue since the delay occurs before I can enter the boot menu.

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So I come to y'all, humbly, as a sysadmin who can't figure out his own technical issue.

On my rig at home, my computer takes 2+ minutes to reboot/shut down. It sits at the "Shutting down..." screen that entire time, then FINALLY decides to move on. Thinking the problem had to do with malware, I've run numerous malware checks w/ MSE, Spybot and MalwareBytes - all come up clean. I regularly scan/clean with CCleaner. I run Firefox + NoScript + Adblock + PeerBlock to keep me relatively safe during my browsing. All pr0n is viewed through private/Incognito mode. Computer acts 100% normal while booting up and logged in.

I've used msconfig and HijackThis to cull my startup and running processes to no avail. As we speak, I'm running 75 processes (I know this sounds like a lot, but it's mostly stuff I have running all the time like browsers, email, stuff for work, Steam, Digsby, LogMeIn, other background software, etc.). There's nothing in there I don't recognize and use. For comparison, I have an almost identical computer at work that runs 100+ processes (most of it the same as what I run at home) and it reboots in 30 seconds, flat.

The computer that's having problems is a custom rig running an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600, 6GB of RAM, and two RAID setups (one for system and one data). OS is Windows 7 Enterprise.

At this point, I'm thinking there's something in the registry that's screwing me over. If so, how do I co... Read more

Answer:How to fix LONG shutdown/reboot time?

gpedit.msc
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System
Set 'Verbose vs normal status messages' to Enabled.

If you don't have gpedit.msc, open regedit, navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersio n\Policies\System", create a new DWORD value named 'verbosestatus' and set the value data to '1.'

Maybe that'll give you a clue as to what it's doing while being slow.
 

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Hi,

I have a new (for me) C50-C with i7 2.5, 8GbRam, etc and it has issues -- it reboots when left alone for too long; summarily closing what ever programs are open. Is anyone aware of this issue and a reason and a solution.

Thanks, Michael

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Hi all,

Im having a nasty bug after installing the latest update (KB3081424), after loading Windows i get a black screen for about 40 sec to a min, and then W10 logs me in to the systeem. Between the black screen and my login name and welcome i get a short flash of a windows screen that says please wait.

I tested with a local and online account but the error is on them both, after a few reboots my system wont login at all and i get a error message from Windows 10 that my installation is compromised,a roll back to a previous state won't work, i need to do a factory reset or a complet clean install.

Has any one else run in to this problem, and has he/she a fix for this?

Answer:Long boot time, both reboot and first start up

bump....

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Newbie here,
I have a Dell Optiplex 170 P4 2.8 512mb 40g w/13.5g free.
It seems to take a long time to start a program such as Outlook express or any Office program. Surfing from site to site takes dial up time to load a page. I connect with Roadrunner and do speed checks at Speakeasy.net with 4000-6000 kbps download times. I use NAV 2006 & Spyware Dr and update & scan nightly. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Here is my current HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:56:57 AM, on 9/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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Answer:Slow response, Long reboot time. HELP!

Hi and welcome...

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.
You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OK
When VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.
Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.
Turn your computer back on.
Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log.


Have "Hijack This" fix all the following items in the list below by placing a check in the appropriate boxes.Confirm that you have only the listed ones checked, then press <Fix checked> and Close HJT.

F3 - REG:win.ini: load=,DTMONX.EXE
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ssqpp - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssqpp.dll (file missing)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8131 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 920 GB (644 GB Free); D: 9 GB (1 GB Free); J: 931 GB (694 GB Free); K: 931 GB (828 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF7
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

My system:
HP Envy 700-215xt
64 Bit operating system
2 year old desktop tower
I run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year

My issue:
About 3 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine. Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages. By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely. I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director. It only seams to happen when loading webpages. This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge. So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours. It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot. It also seems that the webpages load faster af... Read more

Answer:Computer is slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot

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I just put together a new box a little bit ago I have a ASUS P5N-D mobo e3110 processor (basically a e8400 with a different name) 8gb of reaper memory and 2 EVGA 8800 GT's in SLI i have 2 WD 250gb HDD's in raid 0 and 2 SATA DVD-RW drives al inside a Lian-Li case running on MS Winblows x64 bit.

now for the problem after I play a game for a bit my computer starts freezing for long intervals spaced about 2-3 mins apart for about 8-9secs but it just starts up for no reason and lasts forever it doesn't go away unless I restart and even then sometimes it doesn't the only thing I can see this being is something is overheating and its not just the game that freezes everything freezes my vent my typing everything. I checked the BIOs and my CPU is sitting IDLE at 50C almost at startup in the morning now for a e8400 thats not OC'd I find that friggin ridiculous so I reseated my chip and lathered it up with AS5 again and reseated my Tuniq tower now I've done this 5 times and still nothing has changed so someone anyone help me out
 

Answer:Computer keeps freezing up randomly for long intervals

Make sure there aren't any other applications in the background that may be hampering performance. Usually freezing is caused by system resources being hogged and not a hardware conflict. (If there was any kind of problem with the actual hardware, you'd probably get a blue screen.) You might want to check the temps on the GPU cores as well, although if the heat on the card doesn't cause artifacts then the problem probably exists elsewhere. Do you get any error messages?
 

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Hello guys!

I just came home from a 2 month holiday and not long after I started my computer it freezed while I was surfing the web. I didn't think too much about it and force rebooted it. A couple of minutes in it freezed again in the middle of a file transfer and I just can't figure out what it is.

I am 100% sure it's not a virus as I did a complete restore of my Windows 7 just a week before I left. And I think I have all my drivers up to date(not sure though).

Help would be really nice as I am getting afraid of losing important information on the computer.

My computer specs:
EvGa GTX 680 2GB
Intel i7 930 @ 2,8 GH(stock)
6GB Ram
Gigabyte x58a-ud3r motherboard

Thank's a bunch

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Hey Guys!
This started about a month ago, out of the blue, the computer would freeze up, at random times and just stay frozen for awhile, nothing I input in the keyboard would work.
Start-up times are now about 3-5 minutes long.
Also it is a HP DV6 laptop that has a malfunctioning battery, battery only has about 15 minutes of life when at 100% before it dies out completely.
This however has been an issue for 3+ months, and the problems don't change whether I just use the AC adapter to power the laptop or the battery+ac/adapter.

Thank You for your time!

Here is the DDS results,
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Farah Famlay at 0:15:15 on 2011-06-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.2.1033.18.4023.2098 [GMT -6:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Computer Freezing randomly for long periods

BUMP, please

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Hi guys! I'm new here so apologies if this is in the wrong place, I couldn't really see anywhere else appropriate to put it due to the nature of the issue I'm having.

Around October 2013 I built my first ever custom PC using pcpartpicker and other resources. I'll put the build in a spoiler below for reference. The build was largely a success, but ever since I built it I've had a problem with random crashes.

These crashes cause the screen to freeze - that's to say that everything on the screen stops moving and cannot be moved (including the cursor) - and the audio becomes extremely distorted. For example, if I'm listening to music and it crashes as the singer says "money", the audio will just turn into a very obnoxious "EEEEEEEEE" sound until I restart. The only way to restart the system is to kill the power or hit the restart button. Hitting the restart button causes the system to lose power after a 5-10 second delay, stay off for around 4 seconds then turn on again.

From what I can tell they happen at completely random times and intervals, I've never noticed any kind of pattern or cause over the 2 years I've been using this PC. The frequency can be anything from once every 2 weeks to 10+ times a day. Actually, the only thing I've noticed is that once it starts happening multiple times a day, it tends to happen multiple times a day for a week+ before going back to happening less frequently.

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ok this is my frIends ? computes at first he would get this popup
(Procedure entry point GetProcessImageFileNameW could not be located in the dynamic link library. PSAPI.DLL)
ok so he tired to reboot it again but windows acts as if it is loading and then reboots only kept's
reboot just randomly reboot but well not turn on complete
can anyone know whats happening windows xp / sp2

Answer:help (randomly reboot )

Try booting off the XP CD and doing a repair installation.

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heyy techies ....i have a problem which is been persisting for long As i reboot my computer it takes a long time when the icons starts appearing after the 'welcome' screen ....So its just me and the desktop background at that time..I have checked out the start up list...and it contains nothing except for the 'microsoft security essentials' installed...It shows no signs of any virus as along with Malware Bytes which shows the computer clean... I had Avast internet security before and it also showed no presence of viruses!!

My internet explorer 8 has been flashing and disappearing in the meanwhile and i uninstalled it and reverted to v6 and it appears fine but not the start up problem...

I also checked to see that svchost.exe process takes in considerable memory at times...

I use Windows XP sp2 with 256 mb RAM
Attaching the reports of hijackthis log and combofix with this message....

Hope i would get a reply soon....Any help would be appreciated..Thanking u guys in advance..!! Wish to solve my problem soon

Answer:Long delay between welcome screen and appearance of windows icons at reboot

Hello jackuars

Run Process Explorer to see what that svchost.exe really is.

Also check that your antivirus is not running a scan at bootup

You are very short of RAM too!
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Does anyone else have this issue? On a cold boot I get the "Loading Windows" screen within about 5 seconds of powering on.  However, when doing a warm boot after a restart, it pauses for as much as 20 seconds before the "Loading Windows"screen. Cinders.





Matt.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------X220, Core i7, 8Gb Ram, 128Gb SATA3, IPS Screen, Windows 7 64-Bit

Answer:X220 - Long pause on bios screen during warm reboot...

Hi Matt,
 
Did you by chance recently update your BIOS? See following KB and install correct (linked below) AMT firmware update for your X220 tablet:-
 
KB: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X200-slow-boot-up-after-updating-BIOS/t...
Intel AMT firmware: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-77012Let us know if this solves the issue.





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My laptop has windows 10 enterprise 64bit build 1703 and it is on company domain and bitlocker encryption is enabled on SSD.

Sometime but not all the time, laptop takes long time to reboot, shutdown and/or logout. Did the sfc scan and found nothing. An interesting thing I found is: if I pull out the power adapter while stuck in reboot, shutdown or logout, the laptop almost immediately finishes the action correspondingly...

Any idea why?

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I am having some troubles with my computer because of this issue. Now nearly daily my computer crashes and a BSOD appears. Usually this problem wasn't this frequent, it used to happen weekly though, but now it's irritating, I ignored it first, because once a week isn't that much, but now it's happening nearly daily, here's my dump file, I hope you can help me out please.

Thanks!

Detailed information regarding my PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Speed 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6
CPU ID 178BFBFF00100FA0
Family 10
Model 0A
Stepping 0
Revision

Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Dedicated Memory 1.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6738
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_23051787&REV_00
Driver Version 14.301.1001.0
Memory 8.2 GB

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Service Pack 1
Size 64 Bit
Edition Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601
Locale 0409

BIOS BIOS Date: 03/08/11 11:43:42 Ver: 08.00.15
Version American Megatrends Inc. 2001
Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
Date 08/16/32
Display Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sound Device 1 AMD High Definition Audio Device
Driver Version 7.12.0.7719
Sound Device 2 VIA High Definition Audio
Driver Version 6.0.1.8100
DVD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Device
CD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Devi... Read more

Answer:BSOD randomly, been occurring for a long time now, now more frequently

DM Log Collector Report

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Hey guys, I've finally decided I need some external help with a BSOD that has been bugging me for basically a year. Some days I will never see it and others it happens 3 times in a day.

I have stress tested my RAM, CPU and GPU and all have shown no problems.

I have checked my SSD and HDD and neither have come back with any problems.

I have also made sure all my drivers are up to date.

Thank you for any help you can give.

Answer:Long Term BSOD occurs randomly throughout PC usage

Here are several things to do to help troubleshoot this issue.

1. I see you are still on Windows 10 Build 10240 rather than the current release (Anniversary Update/Version 1607) which is Windows 10 Build 14393.576. If you are not seeing the upgrade after checking for updates 2-3 times, follow this guide on upgrading to 1607. If you are still having issues upgrading, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

2. Update your Nvidia graphic's driver, your motherboard's firmware and SSD firmware. I also noticed you have a device connected that has no driver installed (this should have a yellow symbol next to it in Device Manager), do you have any idea what this device is? Unplug all non-essential peripherals and devices to pinpoint it. Here is your motherboard's driver page you should see if installing these drivers resolves the issue.

3. There were some errors related to your disks and possibly filesystem. To help troubleshoot a failing disk, unplug your secondary disk so we can rule that out as the culprit. Regarding filesystem errors, run "chkdsk C: /R /X" from an administrator command prompt, press 'Y' to schedule a check, and then reboot. This will check for and then repair any issues with your filesystem.

4. After steps 1, 2, and 3 are complete, run the following commands (in this order) from an administrator PowerShell/CMD prompt:

sfc /scannow
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

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My computer randomly reboot and I can't figure out why. It's running Windows 10. Can anybody check my loads to see what going on are if I have a bad driver? I upgrade all the drivers and still can't think of any problems.

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My PC (Windows 8.1) is getting hangs randomly, NO BSOD, it just stays frozen and i have to do a hard reset, although i noticed that the hangs appears more frequently when using a web browser (any one, Firefox, Chrome or IE) and i have to do a serie of resets where each one the PC hangs after 1-5 minutes of windows login or it will hang after a long while (+4 hours usually).
 
So far i have checked for hard drive issues, CHKDSK found errors, and i scanned them in BOOT but it couldnt fix it. So i launched MHDD in a USB Bootable Stick and did a scan-remap on the drive, it found 35 bad blocks but they were remapped and fixed. Further scans with MHDD doesnt find more errors so i suppose that discards the HDD.
 
I have tried to check for malware but everytime i try to check for it, via Windows Defender or Malware Bytes it hangs in the process, maybe a bit after starting the main file checking or halfway there.
Also if i leave the PC idle downloading something, via browser, torrent or JDownloader2 it will hang usually after 30min-2hour of it, i notice it because the screen stays frozen also and i can check the time the pc hanged.
 
Im going to leave a report of my system specs via HWINFO.

Answer:PC randomly hangs after each reboot

So far i have checked for hard drive issues, CHKDSK found errors, and i scanned them in BOOT but it couldnt fix it. So i launched MHDD in a USB Bootable Stick and did a scan-remap on the drive, it found 35 bad blocks but they were remapped and fixed. Further scans with MHDD doesnt find more errors so i suppose that discards the HDD.

This is perhaps the exact reason why you are experiencing hangs! Bad sectors are usually a result of physical damage to the hard disk. I would suggest you back-up all your personal files at once and replace the hard disk. You may consider running Seagate SeaTools for Windows, but keep in mind that it could make the situation even worse, or all tests could pass, giving you a false sense of security.

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my system:

asrock kx725 or summat motherboard
amd sempron 2600
1gb ram
120gb hd
40gb hd
dvd rw
dvd rom

8 months ago i bought a 9800pro 128mb...worked fine until a month ago...now the pc will reboot randomly either on boot up or after 10 min or while playing a game etc??!!!

take it out..pc works fine? wtf :shock: :wtf:
 

Answer:pc will reboot randomly with 9800pro in

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My computer randomly reboot and I can't figure out why. It's running Windows 10. Can anybody check my loads to see what going on are if I have a bad driver? I upgrade all the drivers and still can't think of any problems.

Answer:Freeze Reboot - Randomly

There are no dumps in the zip file and if you are not getting BSODs then this is really not the right forum. As the Attention: box at the top of this forum and all it's threads says:

Please do not post anything other than Windows 10 Blue Screen Of Death problems in this section.

I suggest posting in the General Support - Windows 10 Forums. You will get better support there.

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

Answer:Computer runs slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot (repeat)

Have you checked your connection speeds ? ?...i use speedtest.net.

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Hello there,I'm at the end of my rope, so I hope you guys can help.  My wife's system just... cuts to desktop.  It's not a crash--she can click on the minimized icon to immediately pop back into a game, but it certainly makes things difficult when we're playing--well, just about anything.  (It's added an interesting dimension to Hardcore Diablo 3.) It happens on Steam games and non-Steam games. I'm not certain if it happens on any other full screen applications.I've looked for obvious programs running updates or update checks without success.I've looked at the usual suspects: security software (firewall, antivirus, anti-malware), no effect.  I've tried checking the Event Viewer and Task Scheduler to see if there was something running in the background at those intervals.  I saw that Adobe Flash Player had something scheduled roughly like that, so I disabled it.  No joy.I jumped into regedit and adjusted the Foreground Time Lockout value, no luck.All her drivers are up to date. I'm stumped.  I still suspect it's another process that's screwing things up; I thought about trying to figure out how to log start/end times for processes, but most methods I saw involved some kind of polling, like every 2s or so which won't catch the culprit if it's too quick.Anyway, her specs:OS: Win 7 Home x64 with Service Pack 1 (Legit)Processor:  Intel i5-3570 3.4 GhzGfx: EVGA Nvidia GeFor... Read more

Answer:Games minimize randomly/roughly hour long intervals

Just wanted to throw this out there.... once a user complained of same issue and it was because they were accidentally bumping the Windows Key. The fix was to pry the key up and remove it so that it cant get bumped while frantic fingers are at work when gaming. If you can carefully remove the windows key and see if that solves this, it could be the cause.  The user was using WASD directional controls and accidentally bumping it between the left CTRL and ALT key. They left the right windows key intact, but you can pop that off safely too maybe.

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Answer:Windows Boot/Shutdown randomly taking a long time.

Hello mrpantsinator,

Check Device Manager for issues. Also, check Hidden Devices there.

Disconnect any Peripheral Devices. Then test behavior.

Run SFC.

Run System Restore.

Run Clean Boot. If this helps, run Diagnostic Startup. Load a few startups or services at a time until the boot and shutdown issue returns.

Check Event Viewer for errors.

Check Task Manager.

Hope this helps,
John

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Hi. I installed Windows 10 Pro on my new computer (self-built) the other week. It's been running very nicely, very very quick. Well, it all seemed to be working OK at least, until a few days ago it randomly started to hang when I was shutting the computer down. And it's done it a few times since. I'd choose shutdown, everything would at first seem to shut down, the monitor would lose signal and auto shut off like normal, but the keyboard backlights stayed on and the computer was still running. There was drive activity during this and eventually, after about a minute, the computer would finally turn off.

Not content with failing to shut down properly though it also seems to randomly startup slowly. It will POST OK as far as I can tell, then starts loading Windows and then it stays black with the mouse cursor visible (and moveable) for upwards of 30 seconds before the login screen shows up.

The odd thing about all this is that it doesn't always do it. Sometimes it shuts down nice and quick (ie when the screen loses signal the computer actually turns off a second or two later). And startup is usually quick too, from time to turn on to when I get the login screen is less than 10 seconds usually (I have an SSD).

I'd normally attribute this to a driver issue but, like I say it was working fine before the other day (well, I think it was) and as far as I'm aware it hasn't had any new Windows or driver updates come through since I initially updated it all after installing the OS.

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Figured I would post here to get some advice. I have a gaming PC that I built about 18 months ago that runs like a tank except for this occasional lockup I get. It locks up entirely and then reboots shortly after. It's only been doing this for the past few weeks and I get no BSOD. Today I checked the event viewer and saw that it saved a memory.dmp file with more info but after trying everything I can not get windb to open the dmp file due to symbol errors.

This board has a killer Ethernet adapter with garbage drivers that I think are my issue. The only issues I've had with this system over the past year have all been related to the killer Ethernet drivers. The system hang usually happens when I'm in a download client or leave something downloading for an extended time.

Log file attached. Any help would be awesome Thanks!

Specs

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87
i5-4670k
8gb corsair ram
2 X gtx 970's
2 Crucial SSDs

Answer:Crash and Reboot randomly. Possible NIC issue

dan96max said:

Figured I would post here to get some advice. I have a gaming PC that I built about 18 months ago that runs like a tank except for this occasional lockup I get. It locks up entirely and then reboots shortly after. It's only been doing this for the past few weeks and I get no BSOD. Today I checked the event viewer and saw that it saved a memory.dmp file with more info but after trying everything I can not get windb to open the dmp file due to symbol errors.

This board has a killer Ethernet adapter with garbage drivers that I think are my issue. The only issues I've had with this system over the past year have all been related to the killer Ethernet drivers. The system hang usually happens when I'm in a download client or leave something downloading for an extended time.

Log file attached. Any help would be awesome Thanks!

Specs

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87
i5-4670k
8gb corsair ram
2 X gtx 970's
2 Crucial SSDs



Happened again today. Logs attached. Thanks!

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Hi,

I just got a second hand gaming PC but i'm experiencing some weird problem. So this is the computer :

Amd phenom II X4 635 @ 2900 mhz
Amd 785g
ATI RADEON 5700
4g of ram
1T hard drive

First, when i got the pc, there was no hard drive so i got a new one and installed a clean version of Windows 7 ultimate 64x.

When the installation ended and all the driver was installed I tried to run the windows experience test just for fun but... I got an error like

" cannot complet windows experience video " - Problem number 1

I thought it was weird but I tried to install BF2, after the installation and 5 minutes of gaming, the computer just reboot... So there is where my search for a solution started.

I browse the web and tried almost everything I found. This is the result.

1 - Computer overheats? - Tried speecy (After a random reboot)
- Processor : 19 Celsius
- Motherboard : 34 Celsius
- Video card : 35 Celsius
It's seems like it's not overheating

2 - Up to date driver ? - I installed the latest driver from ATI

3 - Outdated bios? - I updated the bios, i fell like there is less random reboot but it keep happening and it's very frustrating

4 - Ram problem? - Run memtest for hourssss
No problem detected

5 - Even if there were no problem detect, i removed a stick of ram just to try and i never put it back but nothing changed

What?s happen in details:

The com... Read more

Answer:Reboot or freeze randomly, tried for 2 month

Welcome aboard. Post following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions . It will give us some info about the crashes and the system, so that we can understand the situation.

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I have two Dell computers that are about 2 years old, same model numbers. They have just recently started rebooting at the same time...the exact same time when it happens. It is typically in the afternoon. Both systems are connected to separate UPS's so I don't think it can be line spikes. Thinking this may be sort of 'time-bomb' virus, I have run scans on both systems using Avast but nothing shows up. Any ideas?

Answer:Two computers randomly reboot at same time

Both systems are connected to separate UPS's so I don't think it can be line spikes.How old are the batteries? When was the last time they were tested by unplugging the unit from the wall while under load?How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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My computer ever since replacing the Motherboard has been having new set of issues not relating to a bluescreen at all this time just the system will randomly freeze up at different times like opening a twitter profile, facebook profile or a program.. It don't even respond to numlock keypresses at all.. I reboot the PC runs ok.. Just has some shutters/lag when moving the mouse here and there. I can play a game as easy on resources like Undertale and the computer gives me low FPS.. I have ran prime95 an hour, Memtest86 3 hours and both show they have passed.. I'm currently running Furmark right now to see if anything happens but its looking good as far.. What else can cause a freezeup to the point of requiring a hard reboot like Its been doing. I want this nightmare of a computer to work like it did when i got it.

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It's a bit long story and my english is a bit low, so i hope you can understand what i'm going to write

I am fixing a Compaq v6144ea, the first thing i see is that windows 7 and linux can't boot up, i see the event viewer and i find the "disk" error... so i control the hd with my notebook and i can find all the errors. Okay the hd is broken, we change it

I mount the new hd (seagate 500 GB hard drive), install windows 7 x86 sp1 and installs all updated drivers from various manufacturers... windows download and installs updates and when pc reboot i got an error like "no such file o directories", i find it over internet and i change one ram and all work

After a day the power supply stop to work.. i try to attach mine but it wasn't much stable, so the client buy the new power supply all seems to work but... after three hours the new problems... The pc begin to reboot randomly (when i use touchpad, if i remove power supply, when is idle) with kernel-power error in event viewer with that data:
Protokollname: System
Quelle: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum: 26.02.2012 18:05:19
Ereignis-ID: 41
Aufgabenkategorie:(63)
Ebene: Kritisch
Schl?sselw?rter:(2)
Benutzer: SYSTEM
Computer: Andre-PC
Beschreibung:
Das System wurde neu gestartet, ohne dass es zuvor ordnungsgem?? heruntergefahren wurde. Dieser Fehler kann auftreten, wenn das System nicht mehr reagiert hat oder abgest?rzt ist oder die Stromzufuhr unerwart... Read more

Answer:Randomly reboot and finally some bsod

They are all Video related, directx and Intel graphics driver.
Run the Intel Driver update utility, all the Intel driver are old
Intel? Driver Update Utility

What specs is the system?

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So I have owned an HP laptop for a little over a year now, and it has never given me problems, until yesterday. I use the laptop for mostly searching the internet, and editing/storing photos. I went on my computer this morning, and it worked fine, but when I came home a few hours later to use it, it gave me problems. I tried to load a website and bam! it starts shutting down. I figured an update was going on, or something of that nature, but when trying to reboot, it goes to a blue screen with text on it, and then the computer suggests that I use the "startup repair" feature.

So, to make a long story short, I ran the startup repair, and it has been running for about 24 hours now, without a single sign of anything. It hasn't rebooted, or popped up any other screens.

My question is, what can I do to figure out how to resolve this issue? I don't care if any part in the computer happened to die, except my hard drive. I am a photographer, and literally had my first external HD die on me 3 days ago. I haven't purchased a new one since, and would hate to lose all the photos I have on this HD.

Sorry if this is vague, I will provide any other details needed upon request.

Answer:Computer randomly shut down, and now won't reboot

Hi,

Are you able to boot into Advanced Boot Options?

If so please choose " Last known Good Configuration"

If that does not work, try booting into Safe-mode

Once in Safe-mode Navigate to:

C:\Windows\minidump and upload the logs.

If you are able to get into safe-mode, I would suggest uninstalling Norton, as it is well known for BSOD issues:

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/uk/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

As an alternative please install:

Microsoft Security Essentials.
Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability
compared to other antiviruses/internet security software.



   Note
Once downloaded, update and run a full system scan


Cheers

Dave

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Last night I was just minding my own business watching Youtube videos, until my computer just randomly restart. The tower was still fully powered but the operating system restart, and now I can't boot up Windows! Every time I try to boot it up I get a black screen with a flashing _ at the top and it just stays there, i've tried booting up in safe mode but that doesn't work!

I put good money into this computer and there's allot of important files on it for my school work on it, I'm using a friend's laptop until then.

Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Computer randomly shut off, won't reboot HELP

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Hello all.

I have been reading these boards for a while, but finally registered because I'm at my wit's end here. I built a custom PC a couple of weeks ago, and I keep going upstairs to find it sitting there with a black screen with white text that reads something along the lines of "Can't find bootable media, insert bootable media" The only way to get it to boot, is go into BIOS, mess with the boot order, and reset it. Then it boots with the "was not shut down properly" prompt. I have Windows on a 360GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD. The fact that once it tries to restart, it cant see the OS drive leads me to believe the drive is shutting down. I ran a SMART check on the drive, and it appears to be in good health. I have BIOS set to AHCI. I have my power scheme set to NEVER turn hard disk off, and NEVER go to sleep. This happened with the first install, so I carefully reinstalled windows being sure to MANUALLY install all up to date drivers for the chipset and whatnot. That lasted perfectly for about 2 weeks, then, yesterday, I come home to see that screen again...

HELP!!!

Answer:Randomly reboots, but fails to reboot...

Welcome to the forums.

It could be a couple of things, and both might be simple. Let's deal with the boot order first. It sounds like the BIOS is looking at the DVD drive, or for a flash drive to boot from, instead of your hard disk. I assume that when you are resetting the boot order , you are saving the BIOS parameters. My BIOS has a field (in addition to the boot order) to name the primary boot drive. It may be something as simple as that. Look around in your BIOS and see if you have something similar.

As for the spontaneous reboots, it might be a memory error. Often when you get a memory fault it can simply reboot the machine rather than going to the BSOD. Use Memtest86+ for about 8 passes and test your memory:

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

It may be that the timings are off, or the memory voltage isn't enough. Something simple.

Try those things and see what happens.

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Hi guys,
I have a reasonably high spec gaming PC that is about 4 years old now. I've upgraded the GPU, HDD and RAM but otherwise it is as I bought it.
Recently, my PC has been randomly freezing. By this I mean the display freezes and if any audio was being transmitted at the time, a loud buzzing takes its place. Also, the LED on the case that shows the status of the HDD just turns off completely. There appears to be no way out of this (e.g. it will not return to being functional if left long enough) like the blue screen of death. The only way I have found is to power down the PC using the button on the case.
However, the first time this happened, when I tried turning it back on, only the case LEDs lit up but I could hear the fans too, nothing else happened (nothing on the display and no LEDs on peripherals either). Then they turned off and within a few seconds turned back on again. The result was the same but they did not restart again - they just stayed on with nothing else happening. After this, I turned it off and left it for a few days.
I tried turning it on again and it booted up perfectly normally and was working absolutely fine. However, after about 2 hours of usage, the same problem occurred. This time though, when I restarted the PC, it booted perfectly normally.
Ever since, my PC has been freezing periodically but booting up fine once I turn it off. Has anyone got any ideas what could be causing this issue? I have checked all the connections inside my PC but found... Read more

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My computer "WAKE UP NEO..." (sig sig) is randomly rembooting when I am using Azureus?

OS is windows Xp Pro SP2 with all the latest updates.
The OS is a fresh install too.

And i can not seem to find any viruses.

Answer:WinXp Reboot randomly when I use Azureus

Considered not using it? for another program?

Bear Share? Limewire/Pro? Warez?

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I was told to post this here from this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/297889/am-i-infected-or-is-this-some-other-problem/I didn't know which log to post because I didn't read the finish screen, so I'll post the dds log and attach the 'attach' log.DDS:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 2:37:23.53 on Tue 02/23/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1782.1312 [GMT -6:00]AV: COMODO Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exeC:\windows\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://www.ask.com?o=15153&l=disBHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No FileBHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No FileBHO: Ask Toolbar: {d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440} - c:\program files\ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dllBHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes and then beeps one long beep untill reboot. ( power button. )

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

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Hello. Just recently I've been receiving long hangs after a random amount of time on my laptop that is an inspiron 3537 and these usually take a long time to resolve and i usually just end up hard resetting. I've located the source of the problem and it is my hard drive and I have been receiving the errors " The device, /device/harddisk0/DR0, has a bad block." and "Reset to device, /device/RaidPort0, was issued." during or before the hang. I haven't been running any antivirus after receiving these hangs and thought this would be solve the problem but it has accomplished nothing. How can i resolve this problem? thanks i attached my specs

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I reported this after a month or so of owning the brand new 860st envy, I paid extra for the wireless keyboard and mouse, and so far I am not impressed. they are both absolutely awful. I can hardly do anything half the time cause it holds the keys like this (liiiiiiiiiiiiiiikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee) and the mouse is all over the place. Please help me, ill send them back and buy something else.

Answer:Keyboard randomly holds keys for long periods of times, supe...

fyi the computer is amazing, i just need a new monitor, saving up for it now.

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Hi All,

First I want to thank anyone here who can kindly help me with this painfully long lasting issue i have yet to find a way to rectify!

Here is the situation:

There are a total of 4 computers using the bandwidth on one network within my household.

Please click the picture to see a perfectly simple and detailed outlay of my network with the make and serial of the routers used!
The Issue: My computer which im typing from now (Computer 3 from diagram!) will drop randomly if i browse the internet or am downloading something whilst using the browser.... or sometimes completely randomly for it to then always reconnect by itself after 10-15 seconds.

Also EVERYTIME I restart or log on to my account i will need to restart Router 2 (see diagram) then click the mini comp on toolbar (bottom right) for connections > Open Network and Sharing Centre > Local Area Connection (right side) > Disable > Then Click red "X" and allow windows to sort issue in order for my internet to work on Computer 3!? It will not work unless i do THIS procedure. This happens ONLY on computer 3?

I really appreciate an experienced opinion on helping me rectify this issue!
Thank you very much!
 

Answer:Solved: Internet Randomly Drops (Long Term Issue) Please Help! Pic Included!

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Hi,
I am having a really annoying problem with my internet connection.

Randomly, but it seems after quite a few hours, I loose all connection out of my PC. No internet, email etc. I cannot even ping my modem (connected via network, cat5). Repairing doesn't work and I have to reboot to get the connection back.
Is there anything that I can do to stop this or at least start trying to hunt the problem down.
I have Vista home premium, windows live mail, zone alarms, avg anti virus, skype and DAP installed (and more but I'm thinking these my be the main ones that could affect problem).
Any help would be great
 

Answer:Vista PC randomly disconnecting from modem, needs reboot

Are you using an on-board NIC (network connection on the motherboard) or a PCI NIC? (a network card installed into a motherboard slot)

Remove Zone Alarm and see if the problem stops
 

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My name is Jane and I am on a Windows 8 X 64 system and all has been great for a while. About 3 days ago I started having the computer freeze up suddenly. At first it would recover after a short time but finally it totally crashed the system, requiring a reboot to get going again. It seems to happen a lot when i right click on something, but has also happened when the system was not active once, today. I was reading some web instructions and suddenly my screen went black and I got a message saying there was no video signal. The progress I have seen with this was at first just freezing for a few seconds, then for a longer time. Then it stopped recovering at all and the screen would black out and I would get the no signal message. Now my user account is totally trashed. If I try to log in to it I get a black screen, the no signal message and have to reboot to get my video back. I am using the Admin account to send this and it seems to be ok, but I did have one crash from this account earlier too.

At first I thought it was something in Chrome so I uninstalled it and reinstalled because the crashes seem to always come when I was using Chrome. I do not think that fixed it, though because it has crashed since then. I looked around in safe mode, but I really have no idea of what I am looking for. Any thoughts, suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer freezing randomly - requires reboot

This might or might not help but is worth trying.
In administrator command prompt run sfc /scannow.

Then run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

in administrator command prompt & reboot & run sfc again.

Post back with results.

Both commands take a while to finish.
Up to an hour.

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Hello everyone,
I've been trying to figure out what is going on with my fiances computer.
Yesterday when she tried to shut down it gave a BSOD with this info:
"
irql_not_less_or_equal

...

stop: 0x000000D1 (0xFFFFF8801D60400, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000006,

0xFFFFF88001D60400)

ntfs.sys - address FFFFF8801D60400 base at FFFFF88001c3D000, DateStamp 4a5bc14f
"

After searching around I've been seeing countless causes and fixes for people having this issue but I can't pinpoint what is causing this one.
I've tried cleaning the registry, updating hardware drivers for graphics, and running memtest.

The BSOD is now happening during use pretty often, I can't download any new drivers or do any scans because it just BSODs on me. When I try to run memtest, it will randomly just restart the comp and have to start the test over. This doesn't seem to have a consistent interval either, sometimes it restarts right away or after 2 hours of testing.
The computer won't even start without having 2 ram cards in, so I don't understand the instructions on other posts stating to test one card at a time.
Let me know if there is any more info I can provide. Thanks : )

Answer:BSOD randomly during use/on shutdown/ reboot during memtest. >:(

Hi and welcome to SF,








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BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff800034a8240, 0, ffffffffffffffff}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiReplenishPageSlist+c0 )
Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e)
This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.


Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.SYS

Faulting drivers: aswSnx.SYS, aswSP.SYS
Relates to: Avast AV
Please uninstall Avast as it is causing issues:

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

As an alternative install Microsoft Security Essentials.
Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability
compared to other antiviruses/internet security software.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Also please remove Zone Alarm. Also r... Read more

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My computer will randomly turn off. Only if I am using it. I can turn it on and it will sit forever, but if I use it.. Boom. Shuts completely off with no warning, no error, nothing. I need to power it back on by pressing the power button. I went to CMOS and turned on restart on system failure and it does not restart. Don't think it's running hot.. at least, my gcard is only doing 48 C which is low. Idk if it's a software issue or hardware?

I ran a scan of my computer using ESET NOD32 Smart Security = nothing found.
I will attach dxdiag. I cleaned my PC inside the best I know how.. >.<

Answer:Computer randomly turns off (no reboot, no error)

Welcome to the forum.

Download and install this Speccy and see the temps of your computer.
Download Speccy 1.17.340 - FileHippo.com

Disable "Automatically restart" option
Click on the start and type Sysdm.cpl, hit enter.
Switch to Advanced tab and click Settings button of Startup and Recovery.
Deselect the Automatically restart option and click OK to exit.
Download and install all the updates from Windows Updates.

Also replace ESET with MSE from the link below and run a complete scan to make sure you're free of viruses.

Will wait for an update after you've done these.

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The last 2-3 weeks my laptop just keeps randomly freezing. First I thought Google Chrome caused it, but then it happened with Firefox, and even without using the internet. Sometimes when I'm using MS Word this annoying freezing occurs. The whole computer freezes, Task Manager doesn't work, so I always have to hard reboot.

I have no idea what's causing it, but it is happening every day now.

Gateway laptop NV54 Series
Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU 2.20 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:29:10 AM, on 16/11/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 2400 Series\lxcrmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 2400 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Gateway MyBackup\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Doctor\BDT\FGuard.exe
C:\Users\Edina\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:Laptop randomly freezes, have to hard reboot

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Hello,

I am working on one of our business's many networked computers that will suddenly be unable to print anything until a reboot. It is running Windows 7, and is up to date. It will be going along fine, then suddenly the jobs just get...lost. You will see the print job appear on the local queue and then leave, but you never see the job appear on the printer in the server. Once the issue starts it will not print to any installed printers of varying makes and model, but everyone else in the building can print to them just fine including the server so it is not an issue of the printer dropping offline.

Additionally we cannot even 'print' to an Adobe PDF Printer, it will ask where you want to save the PDF - act like its going through the motions but the file will never appear regardless of where you save.

Restarting the print spooler does no good.

As soon as the machine is rebooted, the PDF printer can successfully save new files and all installed printers will print from there on out - no previous jobs that were sent to the printers will ever print. They just disappear.

~ Kyle

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I have an Acer Aspire with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ with 3GB of ram and I'm running Vista on it.  I do download alot of torrents but I don't know if its a memory issue or a virus.  All the sudden while I'm doing something on the computer the whole screen locks up and i can do anything, not even pull up task manager, it makes me turn off and on my computer.  My logs are all in the attachments, please help me out.[Saving space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:My computer keeps randomly freezing, forcing me to reboot

Well, for starters, I have to say that downloading torrents can often lead to infection.  And yes, I realize that there are many legal and legitimate torrents, but I'm positive that most people aren't downloading these.  Thankfully for you, I don't see anything wrong here.  However, I like to err on the side of caution, so just to be certain, follow these steps...Download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.  Run the program and read its disclaimer (it's fairly short) and make sure you really pay attention to what it says.  Follow the prompts and when finished, it will produce a log at C:\ComboFix.txt.  Go ahead and post that here.  Note: Don't click on the window while it's running; this may cause stalls.

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I have been having issues with my Gaming Computer for the last few days. It freezes everytime i put it into sleep mode, and also when i reboot it. In sleep mode, the monitor turns off, but the computer continues to run (fans and lights are still on). I at first thought it was a PSU issue, but then it started to hang during games and it also freezes while booting the computer. The first time it froze mid-bios, then it froze a couple of times after the bios (when loading an OS), and it is now frozen on the windows boot screen (The logo and "Starting Windows"). Here are my system specs:
 
AMD Athlon II x3 @ 3.4GHz w/ core unlocking (This is often turned off when rebooting after a freeze)
Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 Memory - Single Stick
ECS MCP61M-M3 GeForce 6100 Motherboard
Seagate 320GB Hard Drive
Coolmax 500W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
I've always had an issue here and there with freezes, but after replacing Motherboard, RAM, and 2 video cards, it was ok til now.
 
 
****NOTE****
I've also had problems with my laptop freezing now and then, and i used the same windows loader on both computers. Does this have anything to do with it?
 

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes on sleep and reboot

Hello Bryan -
> >I've always had an issue here and there with freezes < < Is since you started loading certain games, or at any time ??
Some games have been causing problems (Diablo <- excuse spelling has been one).
 
Are you able to access Safe Mode with Networking on the problem computer (using the F8 method) ??
Anything marked in Device Manager with ( ? or ! ) recently, meaning drivers or faulty programs ??
 
Do you run similar games and programs on both computers, or do you think it may be a Network problem ??
 
Thank You -

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The cursor on my computer will work for a random amount of time and then it will mes up.

Either the cursor will respond in pulling the taskbar up from hidden mode and the start button will be the only thing that even acts like the cursor is there, and I have to use the touch screen to do anything.

Or nothing will respond at all, and when I use the touch screen it will activate a window and immediatly deactivate it.

The only thing that acts normal in the first case is any website in Google Chrome will work but the bar at the top acts as though I am using middle mouse clicks. And I can never keep the window active long enough to try this in the second case.

This happens both with the touchpad and USB mouses.

Thank you to anyone that can help, because this has been aggravating me for months.

Answer:Mouse click randomly messes up until reboot.

Thank you for your message.Did this start after any Windows update or software changes like game/ application installation?Run a hardware diagnostic by following this link bit.ly/2fJuGXB   & check if there is any error listed.Run a custom test on the touchpad by following these steps1) Press <F12> at the welcome screen for the boot menu2) At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, then press <Enter> to begin ePSA.3) Choose no for memory test and then choose system test4) Now click on custom test and highlight Touchpad/ input devices and click run testManually disable touchpad & connect the USB mouse on different ports to check if the issue persists.For my reference, click on my Dell username & send a private message with the service tag, registered name & email address.

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Hi there,I am here in bad need of help to figure out what is going on with my pc of late.A quick run down of the problem. When the PC is on it will depending on how long its been on will randomly just shut off. When it shuts off, it "sometimes" reboots but most often it "tries" to reboot but fails and then stays off. After this failed try to reboot if I press the power button on the case and mobo, nothing.Now if I turn OFF the PSU leave it for a few minutes and come back turn the PSU switch on and press the power button the system comes to life for a second or two then dies and will no respond to the power buttons until I turn off the PSU again.I have gotten it up and running from this state by leaving it off and unplugged for a couple of hours. When I say the PC comes to life for a second or two, I mean the case fans. If I get it booted up the BIOS is reset to default for some reason. Maybe a dead CMOS battery but I doubt that would cause it to hard crash.Heat is not an issue, ive monitored the temps.Clean install of Win7, not a software issue.I get no BSOD when the crash happens. It just powers off like as if I held down the power button for 4 seconds.I have a short video of the problem, sorry for the darkness, I finally decided to video it and it was 11pm.https://plus.google.com/102949446272...0497301/videos

Answer:PC just shuts off randomly... tries to reboot but fails to boot sometimes.

video doesn't work.Tried testing the machine with a different PSU?

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Hey guys,
I just upgraded my XP based computer up to Windows 7 Professional and am experiencing a major problem. Every now and again, my system will just... lock up. It mainly happens when I'm surfing the Internet in Firefox, one minute it's fine and the next- no control at all.

My Internet as a whole seems to have problems too, with pages like Facebook not loading at all, while simple websites such as GMail have no problem. I was defragging my Hard Drive earlier too and I opened up Firefox. Before the browser could even open properly the computer locked up and the loading light on the front of the tower disappeared.

I'm not sure if the problem is Firefox-related or not, but I can't see how it could be. It's just insanely annoying my system keeps doing this. 7 is a very nice OS and all, but I never had this freezing issue with XP.

My system is an ASUS motherboard with a 500w PSU and an AMD Phentom x4 processor, plus 4GB of RAM. The graphics card is an NVidia GTS 250 and my system of Windows 7 Pro is 32-bit.

Any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT - Seems the same thing happens with Google Chrome. No idea what the problem is, but it must be Internet related. 8(
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Pro randomly locking up - Keep having to hard reboot.

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I'm using the Lenovo Y550 and it's been crashing frequently recently.It crashes either by going into a black screen with the lights (wifi, bluetooth lights etc.) still on, or freezes and makes a repeating noise.If I try to power it off and turn it on again immediately, it crashes very soon again (sometimes even before Windows starts).I'll usually need to unplug all the battery and power supply, let it sit for a while and then turn it on again to be able to use it for at least a while. I've used temperature monitors to check the temperature and it stays at 60 degrees and the fan runs properly, so it doesn't seem like it's an overheating issue.Anyone have any idea what might be causing the problem?Thanks a million!

Answer:Y550 crashes randomly, black screen upon immediate reboot

I suggest you do a clean install of windows or one key recovery.





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I been having a lots of systems freezings, the only way to make the computer respond again was doing hard reboots. Been like thi for several months (I mean a lot of time) trying to find a solution to my problem.
It happens randomly, mostly on youtube videos
Wont happen playing videogames (like fallout 4, metal gear 5, league of legends, skyforge and so on)
I tried few OS, win 7, win 8.1 and win 10 (it happens more often in 8.1 and much more often in win 10)

I had tried lots of solutions but none worked.
Things I tried so far (maybe I've done them wrong)

1.- Virus - malwares - spywares search (avast, eset smart installer, malwarebytes)
2.- Ran CCleaner, Glary Utilities,argente register cleaner and tuneUp
3.- Check RAM memories with memtest and unpluging/swaping slots (I really believe RAM must be the problem and must check them again in a better way, tell me if you know how)
3.- Check HDD with CHKDSK and tried clean installs in diverent HDD
4.- Several formats (windows 7, 8 and 10)
5.- Updated / dawngrade drivers
6.- Clean all dust in my components, check connectors, pins and replace thermal paste (I dont know how to check wires of HDD)
7.- Dont know how to check motherboard nor processor
8.- Updated BIOS version
9.- Added external cooler devises (to not steal power from the PSU)
10.- Few CMD commands told by mycrosoft comunity.
11.- I am sure I am missing something

I added the only DMP file I could get (the only time my PC reboots itself I got an event viewer pop up and ga... Read more

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Hi all,

i recently bought a satellite c870d (uk) and in the last week or so every so often usually when browsing the internet or i go to change which window I'm looking at (for example flicking from internet explorer to the desktop) the computer will crash and bring up the blue screen of death saying your computer has experienced a problem and it says system service exception.

just wondered if anybody knows how i can fix it?
All the drivers are up to date from what im aware but im fed up of constantly loosing my work now as it doesnt save anything prior to the crash

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 2057

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: 000000015D505000
BCP3: FFFFF8801CE2EFC0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_2_9200
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: 0x3B_win32k!SURFACE::bDeleteSurface

Message was edited by: markhamilton

just updated the display drivers but got the same problem again after 10 minutes of general usage, had internet explorer open and/ or chrome and went to change the window i was looking at and it crashed

Message was edited by: markhamilton

Answer:Satellite C870D - blue screen / reboot randomly

Hi

BSOD (blue screen of death) is mostly an result of serious software or hardware problems.
It might be an software compatibility problem or simply one of the hardware parts (RAM, motherboard) could be faulty.

I found some info about the BSOD *BCCode: 3b*

+Bug Check 0x3B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION+
+The SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION bug check has a value of 0x0000003B.+
+This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.+

_Cause_
+This error has been linked to excessive paged pool usage and may occur due to user-mode graphics drivers crossing over and passing bad data to the kernel code.+


So it seems that 0x3B errors are usually caused by faulty video card drivers.

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Had this trouble before but i can't remember how i fixed it.
It's totally random when i get it, and when i do, i can still speak on Ventrilo and play the games im playing online untill i disconnect.
If i do that i'll have to reboot to get my internet access back.

Did a scan with HJT:


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 02:06:23, on 2008-12-20
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe
C:\Program\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Program\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
E:\Program\Warkeys\AutoWarkey\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Teleca Shared\Generic.exe
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Answer:Internet connection shuts down randomly, reboot solves it...

Bump!

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Greetings all, I have been stumped with this issue for quite some time now and was finally able to find a forum like this!
 
Here's the issue: my computer freezes/hangs randomly when I'm using it. It happens more when I'm playing League of Legends, all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stop working and the screen is frozen as well. Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn't do anything and so I have to resort to rebooting my computer by holding the power button.. 
 
I have already checked my drivers to ensure that they are all updated. I just ran FurMark and that went fine for about 20 minutes before I decided to turn it off. I've tried using command prompt and using dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth. However the issue still persists.
 
I have posted my specs below, any and all help would be so appreciated!
 
Specifications:Processor Type: AMD A10-7700KProcessor Speed: 3.4 GHzRAM: 8 GBHard Drive Capacity: 1 TBOptical Drive: 8X DVDRW Slim Optical DriveGraphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 270XDedicated Graphic Card: YesVideo Memory: 2 GBTV Tuner: NoBuilt-in Monitor: NoHDCP Compliant: NoTouchscreen Display: NoSound Card: Integrated - Realtek ALC892Audio Output: High Definition 7.1 Channel SurroundSpeakers: NoIntegrated Microphone: NoMicrophone Input: 1 x Front 1 x BackLine-In Input: 1 x BackLine Out: 1 x Front 1 x BackDigital Input: NoDigital Output: 1 x BackEthernet Port: 10/100/1000Integrated Wi-Fi: Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIntegrated Bluetooth: Yes - 4.0... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 randomly hang, requires hard reboot

Let's start with this report:
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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I'm having a bit of trouble regarding my external hard drive, not sure if it's failing or not. I've had it about 4 years now, use it every day, and as of a couple months back it's started acting up on me. I always have it connected to the USB 3.0 slots on the back of my tower(It's 3.0 compatible), and I switch which port it's in on occasion along with taking it to other places. The drive itself is a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive for Windows, and I completely formatted it a month ago to see if it would fix my problems. It didn't.

Alright, onto the problem. At random points in time the drive just stops. For example, I could be watching a video file I stuck on it and it just freezes on a frame and that's it, MPC-HD just straight up crashes. Or I could be transferring something over and it just dies mid-transfer with the transfer window going on for an infinite amount of time and I have to forcibly close things down. This is where the real problems start.

1. The hard drive is acted on as if it's still in use by the computer. It shows up in My Computer, it shows how much space is left, I can go through all the hard drive and all its folders, and any files loaded by a program prior to the stopping of the hard drive will still work up until where the hard drive just stopped.
For example, let's say I'm watching video1 and I switch to video2. Half way through video2 the hard drive just stops. If I double-click video1 it will play exactly how it did prior to the crash, but video2 wi... Read more

Answer:Seagate external 1TB randomly stops working until reboot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by soliunasm


I'm having a bit of trouble regarding my external hard drive, not sure if it's failing or not. I've had it about 4 years now, use it every day, and as of a couple months back it's started acting up on me. I always have it connected to the USB 3.0 slots on the back of my tower(It's 3.0 compatible), and I switch which port it's in on occasion along with taking it to other places. The drive itself is a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive for Windows, and I completely formatted it a month ago to see if it would fix my problems. It didn't.

Alright, onto the problem. At random points in time the drive just stops. For example, I could be watching a video file I stuck on it and it just freezes on a frame and that's it, MPC-HD just straight up crashes. Or I could be transferring something over and it just dies mid-transfer with the transfer window going on for an infinite amount of time and I have to forcibly close things down. This is where the real problems start.

1. The hard drive is acted on as if it's still in use by the computer. It shows up in My Computer, it shows how much space is left, I can go through all the hard drive and all its folders, and any files loaded by a program prior to the stopping of the hard drive will still work up until where the hard drive just stopped.
For example, let's say I'm watching video1 and I switch to video2. Half way through video2 the hard drive just stops. If I double-cli... Read more

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Ok, so I am going to try to explain this as thorougly as possible while trying not to sound like an idiot in the process. I am by no means computer savvy so anyone that has any advice will more than likely need to talk to me like a 5th grader. I am ok with that. Since installing a Windows Update about a month ago, my screen will randomly lock up. At times it will clear itself after a couple of seconds and state something to the effect that "display driver amd has stopped working and recovered." Other times it will stay frozen for about 10 minutes and then will start functioning properly again. More often than not though, it will stay frozen indefinitely and require a hard reboot. This happens during mundane activities. No extreme gaming going on. Generally it is while just browsing the net. It tends to happen more often to my wife who uses it during the day to work through a VPN. I don't believe there is any correlation though. I have read multiple forums on the web and have tried several things, from cleaning the registry to uninstalling the driver software and reinstalling it in safe mode. The latter seemed to work last night but today my wife started having the same issue again. I am attaching the file from the SF Diagnostic tool but it said I didn't have any dumps to log. I'm sorry if that makes a suggestion more difficult. Thank you in advance for any and all help I can get.

Brandon

Answer:Screen Freezes randomly, requires hard reboot

See if you can get to the DMP's this way....

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi guys asking for a little help because im totally clueless... As stated in the title my pc randomly freezes without any cause that im aware it happens mostly when i am gaming but also when i search the web or watch a tv show or film.
I don't think its even creating mini-dumps.

I could not get perfmon/report to run ive added a screenshot of what i got when i ran perfmon incase i did something wrong

Thank You
Ricky

Pc stats:

Field Value
Computer
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 (IE 9.0)
DirectX DirectX 11.0

Motherboard
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 2333 MHz (7 x 333)

Motherboard Name ASRock G41M-S3 (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake G41

DIMM1: Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 518 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 518 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz)


Display
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1048256 KB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1048256 KB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (1)

I got all this from AIDA64
If you need anything else let me know

Answer:Pc freezing randomly no blue screen and no auto reboot

You have not generated any .dmp files since May 9th, but your previous crashes from early last month may be helpful. They were all Video TDR Error crashes:







  
Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4


These are all stop 0x116 VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE conditions.

It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception.

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash. As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds. If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating. Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU. Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference. If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.


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hi, any help would be appreciated! thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:28:18 PM, on 10/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1211052183\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Shutterfly\Studio\Bin\SFlyStudio.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9f.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Users\refurb\Desktop\HJT\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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This is going on since about 2 months now.
A wrong mouse move and everything stops. All USB ports loose power.

I am web developer and frequently working with js, so my first thought was acceleration , or combo between Skype and Adobe Suite. Wrong.
Changed wireless mouse many time. Changed MX 5500 set twice.
Changed the order of devices connected to USB's
Made sure no bad drivers are there
Screenshot by Lightshot
Made sure the USB "go to sleep" settings are disabled.

Specs:

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Icon Xeon starter server - 4 U SuperMiero server chassis with 850W AC power supply (cooling
redundant) and low noise Ian speed control.

2 x 8cm Hotswappable PWM cooling fans. I 9mm rear exhaust Ian.
2\ Active heatsink w/healpipe. Bundled with SuperMiero extended Motherboard with
RAID feature available. 1366 server sockets support 2 \ Intel Xeon 6 cores each with 2.40OI Iz each core
Manufacturer Supermicro
Model X8DA3 http://www.supermicro.com/products/m...5500/X8DA3.cfm...
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 2.1, 8/12/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
32 Gigs of Dual Channel DDR3 1333 ram (4 x 8 gigs each) Sata Power DVD-RW.
Nvidia GForece (PCIx 2.0 support Dual I.ininTvTand 1Mini ilDMI. Direct Xsupport. 3Gigs ofGDDR5
Window 7 Ultimate.
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

Answer:Randomly loosing power to all USB ports than forced to reboot.

Hello and welcome noni mate looks like a muscle machine to little me and a little intimidating and I reckon you would have run these but if not

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary
(I'm just thinking the USB settings are not holding what you set them at)
You are also well covered by an AV I would guess but what about running these

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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Hey everyone, I got a system i;m working on that is used primarily for CAD and billing. When I encountered it, it was crashing due to having wrong video drivers and wrong sound drivers and the user likes to stream music and was complaining of stuttering then crashing. They also stated it would randomly just reboot when left alone. They are using quick books and after a reboot it seems that the event logs shows that as throwing many errors and we think it may be the culprit at this point but would love some insight from anyone.

All the dumps are included that they had on file, although the all bu most current seem to stem from the video and sound issue prior to this one now. They had an issue with DPC latency before that I fixed and now the only problem is the random reboots.

If you need more info on any part of the system please let me know.

Thanks
Malcolm

Answer:System will randomly reboot and throw 0x000000c2 BAD_POOL_CALLER

The problems with the video card are all 0x116 (VIDEO_TDR_ERROR) which is a Timeout Detection Recovery, these could be down to drivers, power to the card, the PCI slot on the motherboard, overheating etc. Basically you'll need to monitor temperatures and check for overheating, check the rating of the PSU, try uninstalling the card and reseating it (checking all power connections) then clean installing the drivers, trying a different PCI slot, running all of the things you'd need to do to troubleshoot a graphics card issue.

Run Furmark to stress test your GPU. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark



   Note
Run Furmark for around 30 minutes.



   Warning
Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them, if the temperature continues to rise steadily once it has reached 80?C be prepared to stop the test so as to not damage your GPU.
The other dump is a 0xC2.
Code:
BugCheck C2, {7, 109b, c011e810, fffff900c06d0d70}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002eb2100
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002eb21c0
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!FHOBJ::vFree+51 )
To be on the safe side test the RAM.

Download and run MemTest86+ to test your RAM. RAM - Test with Memtest86+



   Note


Run MemTest86+ for at least 8 passes. Ideally set it off before you go to bed and leave it overnight, we're looking for zero errors here. A single error will sho... Read more

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Hi,
 
I'm running windows 7, with the latest patches, with Norton 360.
 
I've been having this problem on both of my home PC's for the past week+ or so.  It doesn't seem to matter which browser I'm using.  A little history..
 
A few weeks back, I was having problems with my dsl modem.  It would drop internet, and I would have to reboot the modem.   A guy from my ISP came out, and determined that the problem was the modem, and installed a wireless modem.  He couldn't get the wireless connection to wok on the main PC, so he plugged my current wireless router into the new Modem/Wireless Router.  My problems have been happening after that, but I don't think it's related.
 
My internet connection still seems to be there, but randomly, the browser will either fail to load (I've tried firefox, IE, and Chrome) or will not browse to a new page, or any other page after it's frozen.  I can't seem to kill the process.  Once the computer is rebooted, Chrome/IE/Firefox will work for a while sometimes it's a long period of time.  Usually it seems to happen after the computer has been asleap, but not always.  This is also happening on both of my PC's a laptop, and a desktop.  
 
I've tried multiple scanners, Norton, Kaspersky, FSecure, Kasperskys Rootkit (TSSKiller or something), MallwareBytes.  They have all failed to find anything.  Finally on the laptop, I used the option to re-image back to factory ... Read more

Answer:All Internet browsers randomly hang/freeze until reboot.

I'm still looking for a little guidance and help here.  
 
When this happens, Chrome stays at "connecting to ..."  google.com for example.   But I can ping google, and I get a reply.
 
Please help me if you can...  Or tell me that you can't.  Don't know what else to do here.

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The title pretty much says it all.  It's a brand new laptop, never dropped or anything.  First instance occurred about 3 weeks after receiving it, but less than a week after taking it out of the box.  Took like 20 minutes of hitting the power button but eventually it returned to normal.  Two pictures of two separate instances are attached.   On a separate note, I've noticed some minor issues with the searching feature next to the windows button--sometimes no results will come up when I search for control panel or something similar. Is this just a dud?  It's my laptop but I use it for work when traveling, so I was not expecting such terrible reliability after hearing so highly of the Thinkpad brand.  I have a one-year warranty, but at the moment this seems more like a manufacturing defect.  I'd appreciate any advice on how to follow up with Lenovo on this. Thanks.    

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Whenever I am playing a game such as World of Warcraft, when I window and I open a video, ONLY a video file, in either WMP or Winamp, it will either randomly restart me during playback or reboot me when I hit the X to close it. I personally think it may be my sound card going bad because my audio for quicktime is now intermittent and choppy, and when these reboots occur a screech comes from my speakers. I am just trying to rule out any software issues. Any ideas?
 

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