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XP freezes about one minute after reboot

Question: XP freezes about one minute after reboot

XP pro freezes in one to three minutes after I reboot with no applications running. Num Lock light will go off and on with toggle. Hard drive light is active for a couple of minutes but then goes to a steady blink-the cursor will not activate anything and eventually I get an hourglass that never goes away until I reboot.Does not freeze in Safe ModeI have defragged and run memtest--OKWas able to nurse it through Norton update and a current scan--found no viruses. Once I got the virus scan going it did a complete scan-5-10 minutes and did not freeze??BOXX computer with Dual XEON 3.06 with 4 GB ram (ram from BOXX) Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 128MB graphics card with 2 73GB 10000 rpm scsi drives XP Pro.The unit is under warranty, and the manufacturer is sending me 2 new drives (one with new OS installed). However, I somehow do not believe the drives are the problem and I may lose all of my programs and data for nothing.Suggestions greatly appreciated. Roger

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Preferred Solution: XP freezes about one minute after reboot

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Answer: XP freezes about one minute after reboot

I would think it would of been a virus.Your computer should be very fast with those specs.Try another virus scan like the trend micro house call.Norton is no good it never finds anything that's why i got rid of it a year ago. R0SS

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So ever since I upgraded to a GeForce GTX 460, I've been getting these ~1min long freezes every time my PC just finished loading Windows (either after a cold boot or reboot).

What could be causing this?

EDIT: This didn't happen to me with my old Radeon HD 5770.

Answer:Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

I would suspect a driver issue fist thing. Check here for the July 2010 version: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Specs: P4 2.6 Invidia FX 5200Ultra 512 Mbs PC 3200 on XP Home SP2
AV-Avast Home (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Firewall-Sygate Pro (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Inernet Connection-External USB ADSL modem (PPoE) @3Mbps

Problem 1: XP Home reboots in the 3+ minute range. Once it gets to the 'Starting Windows XP' screen, it loads fine. Some damnthing is hanging.

Problem 2: MY comp is running slow. Expeciially on the net. Task manager is reporting no excess network use. IE 6 acts like it's on a 56k modem. I use Mozilla FireFox, which runs fine, but my wife is a IE 6 fanatic. Shareaza and WinMX load slowly and take a minute or more to change tabs. BitTornado (latest versions all) loads and runs fine, but seems to hang after an hour or so. It stops updating speeds, seeds, peers, etc. It also closes slowly. Once I get online, the comp slams on the brakes. Mozilla is the only app that seems unaffected. Sygate is also logging a lot of portscans. 7 in the in the last hour or so. All from the same IP address. I've tried a reboot to get a new IP adress, but the port scans start up agan after about an hour, last about an hour then stop. So far I've resisted the urge to backrace since it'll only egg the @$$hole on.....though if anyone has an ICBM I could use..........

NOTE I read the rules and I'm not asking for help with my P2P apps. Just mentioning them since they are affected. I installed the other ones since BT was acting flakey... Read more

Answer:XP 3+ minute reboot.

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Hi! Had good results with this forum; back again!Working on my nephew's computer, I noticed Google searches were being redirected. Microsoft didn't catch the initial problem so I ran Malwarebytes and Eset Online scanner which found and clean some problems. Rebooted. Microsoft Security Essentials found Sirefef trojan, cleaned and rebooted. Now every I boot the computer it says it will "restart automatically in one minute" (both safe and normal mode)OS is VistaAV is MSEAdvanced Boot options does NOT give me "Repair you computer" optionI do not have the Windows installation disk, although it might be possible to find with a lot of hunting.Please help!(As an aside, the reason I went to my nephew's computer was to check on the router... On my laptop my Symantec Endpoint Protection was giving me popups that it a "port scan attack is logged" coming from the router. Since it was being blocked I figured I would use the other computer to view router's admin page.)

Answer:Sirefef (one minute reboot)

Update:
I booted to safe mode and brought up the task manager with a CTRL-ALT-DEL at the first opportunity. I used the processes tab to locate the MSI process and ended it. This allowed me to run DDS and GMER to get the following logs.

Awaiting help,
Thanks!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by COREY at 20:04:59 on 2012-08-12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1652 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.... Read more

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Got another one for you... Can't stay logged into windows because of a critical error, and rebooting 1 minute later.Here is my frst.txt content...Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 27-07-2012 20:21:28Running from I:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7981088 2009-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16333856 2009-07-14] (NVIDIA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Start WingMan Profiler] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exe /noui [190472 2009-09-16] (Logitech Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [EKAIO2StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\EKAiO2MUI.exe [3240448 2011-12-10] (Eastman Kodak Company)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ABNotify] C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Another Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
1 evrhwdch; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\evrhwdch.sys [x]
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2243DA0DB5B173E7
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00050392 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\wwogfass.sys
2012-07-27 15:35 - 2012-07-27 15:35 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2BADF4F3E3ADF4FB
2012-07-27 15:20 - 2012-07-27 15:20 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.3BADF02DBC08DE8D
2012-07-23 11:00 - 2012-07-23 11:00 - 00311296 ____A C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\plogolc.exe
C:\Windows\Installer\{4935c656-a5da-c5b8-8fc3-b9e67597a38b}
C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\{4935c656-a5da-c5b8-8fc3-b9e67597a38b}
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
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I am having the same trouble as many others. Can't do anything cause computer restarts every minute. Here are my FRST logs. Thank you in advance for the help.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 13:18:19
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Professional (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [174104 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [151064 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [7739936 2009-09-16] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Zune Launcher] "c:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe" [159456 2011-08-05] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59240 2012-02-20] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2011-10-24] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...&#... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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I have a several month old Dell Dimension 4600 running WinXP Home, with dual monitors, which runs great, I'm happy. If I have to reboot for some reason, everything shuts down fine, but system shows the F2/ F12 screen briefly, then goes to black screen with the underline cursor
for 5 minutes! After 5 minutes, the HD kicks in, XP loads normally and everything runs fine. Scanning through the various BIOS setup items, Fast Boot is on, system is set to boot from C: first, then CD; and there dont seem to be any "weird" or obviously wrong settings of any kind. Any suggestions?
I have also run msconfig and gone though turning off start up programs, etc. but once loading XP begins, everything runs fine, just takes 5 minutes to start...
 

Answer:5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

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Hello,

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop which is infected with the Win32/sirefef.ah trojan. As soon as the Microsoft Security Essentials launces it causes the system to give this error: WINDOWS HAS ENCOUNTERED A CRITICAL PROBLEM AND WILL RESTART AUTOMATICALLY IN ONE MINUTE and then reboots. This happens a regular boot and in safe mode. MSE cannot be uninstalled either. I've read other threads and would like to know when program needs to be run first so i may supply the log files. Your help is apprecaited.

thank you,
-kA

Answer:win32/sirefef.ah trojan (causes one minute reboot)

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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Just this afternoon, I went to use my PC and got the following error; Windows has experienced a critical error and will restart in 1 minute.

Running Windows 7 64 bit....With automatic updates so it should be the latest version of Windows...

My anti virus (Avira 2012 Internet Suite) pops up and states I have 2 viruses. But before the AV can do anything (delete the files) Windows shuts down....I finally got into Safe Mode and tried running my AV, while it was scanning I then got a BSOD. Had to start all over again; Running MalwareBytes now before trying to do the AV scan, just to see if MalwareBytes catches anything.

I have uninstalled the only application I've installed in 3 months, and problem still persists...

I have a Hijackthis log if it needs to be viewed...Just let me know and I'll upload it.
 

Answer:Windows has a critical error and will reboot in 1 minute

when you get the 1 minute warning, try typing from the start menu "shutdown -a" or "shutdown /a", and the countdown should go away, and you should be able to remove the viruses.

Be sure to disable your system restore backups (delete them), or the viruses may come back. Re-enable them as soon as you are sure you have gotten rid of the viruses.
 

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I have been beating my head against the wall with this one.
Just got a Gateway E-9520T for a customer. We spent the last week configuring it, installing updates, etc--but it's pretty much vanilla Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with exchange 2003. We haven't installed any of their customer applications yet.

During the setup and testing we did everything from leaving it on at night, to shutting down over night, rebooting, etc...

A few days ago it suddenly started taking around 30 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to shutdown.

During the startup/shutdown the RAID array is going crazy. Tons of file access.
When starting up it performs POST correctly, starts booting Windows (2003 Server Logo, with the little scroll thing at the bottom), and then the screen flashes like it's about to switch to graphical mode. But it hangs there with a blank screen for 30ish minutes.

The morning this started we hadn't installed any new drivers, updates, applications, or anything. Just fired the box up.

Gateway thought it might have been the MegaRAID card, so they sent a new one. No change. MegaRAID says their latest firmware fixes an issue that sounds like this problem. Updated the MegaRAID firmware, and it's still taking forever to boot.

What I've done:
Waited forever for the system to come up, rollback driver updates for the RAID card. (no effect)
Booted off Gateway's recovery CD (at their request) and used it to reinstall the factory default drivers. (no effec... Read more

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I have a lenovo ideapady400 that is now almost 2 months old. Earlier today, I noticed that it did not properly go into hibernate when I shut it. The keyboard was still lit up, with no LCD display (including not if I hit Fn+F2) and with the fan at high rpms. I shut it down by holding the powerbutton, and upon rebooting it, it took over 4 minutes to get back to the desktop. It now requires the 4 minutes every time I restart, and it never goes into hibernate with the lid closed (it must be shut down by the power button).Fearing that the computer may be having a serious issue, I tried to make a backup with Onekey recovery, which failed to write a backup (repeatedly). It returned an error saying it couldn't access the partition. I then uninstalled onekey recovery, downloaded it again from the lenovo website. Now when I run onekey recovery it says my system is not able to write a backup.I am now stuck in a tough spot of not being able to backup my laptop and and not being able to do a recovery without losing everything. On the lenovo support site, when I select startup issues, the feedback it gives me is "Thank you for your question. This is a known problem and a solution is being developed. Please check back for updates."Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the main (shutdown/startup) issue?As the laptop is under warranty, should I just send it back to Lenovo?

Answer:ideapad y400 won't shutdown/4 minute reboot

hi hansweeks,
 
If you PC came with a HDD+SSD drive, try to boot into the BIOS (by repeatedly pressing F2 on startup) and check if both the HDD and SSD are detected (if you're missing one, that HDD might be faulty and needs to be replaced.
 
If both HDD's are detected (or if your PC came with only a SATA HDD) try to run an HDD diagnostic. Try HD Tune to run HDD error checking in WIndows or create a bottable HDD diagnostic (see steps below).
  
1. Download the the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
 
To burn the diagnostic software on a flashdrive, follow this guide
 
Note:
If you find any errors, you will need send the unit to Lenovo for service. Support phone list here.
 
For data backup, you can copy / paste your files on a USB flashdrive / hard drive or use this software to clone your hard drive. 
 
 
Hope this helps 

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Hi All,I am having the problem as per the title and cannot seem to remove the sirefef trojan in time before it reboots.I have run a FRST64.exe in system repair and this is the outcome:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 17-06-2012 04Ran by SYSTEM at 19-06-2012 21:50:20Running from E:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [167960 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [391704 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [418840 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [608112 2011-03-29] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3668336 2011-03-24] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4526 2010-11-29] ()HKLM\...\Run: [IntelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint&... Read more

Answer:Win7 Reboot after 1 minute, security centre not working

Good evening. Will you fire up FRST64 again but this time I want you to run a search for a file. Paste the following into the Search: textbox and click the Search File(s) button: services.exeLet me have the log that will be found on the flashdrive, as before.

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came home to see windows telling me it needs to reboot due to a recent update. upon reboot I noticed it was sitting there at the animated windows logo prior to the logon screen. the numlock led on the keyboard was stuck so I reset the computer with no change. I then tried safe mode with also no luck. I reset once more and did some googling for quick solutions and about 5 minutes later the computer goes to the logon screen. this is repeatable. i ran a chkdsk /r /f with no change. im not quite sure what to check from here but something is definitely wrong when I go from a 10 second start time to 5 minutes. any ideas?

Answer:how to troubleshoot 5 minute bootup (prev 10s) after win update reboot

Hello and welcome Kevin mate if you can get safe mode which I am assuming of course do a system restore to as far back as you like and then it is just a matter of installing updates until one finds the offender and then you just hide it so it doesn't bother you again. (Right click on it and pick Hide)

If yo are not offered may restore points click on the box for further back ones see pic but I suspect you know about this option

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so wierd... my computer freezes every minute i used housecall,adware,spybot everything...... and still it freezes :\ heres my hijacklog

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:28:40 AM, on 7/2/2002
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\antivic\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.clubcivic.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] C:\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe -silent
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (Hous... Read more

Answer:Freezes every minute????

does it freeze in safe mode
 

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Question: One minute freezes

My Win7x64 home was installed recently by AVAdirect (the computer builder). I haven't seen any BSOD but perhaps a few times a day it freezes for 30 or 60 seconds and then merrily goes on its way as if nothing wrong ever happened. I see lots of warnings in the system health test (attached) but I don't know which if any of these are something to be concerned about. During the freeze the mouse will still move around but the active window says "Program Name (Not Responding)" in the title bar. The non responding program is usually Firefox or Thunderbird but that is probably because those are the programs I use the most. I have seen it happen once in the game solitaire as well. The system configuration information is also attached.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer about how to track down this problem.

~Paul

Answer:One minute freezes

hi
Perform a SFC Scan (System File Check)

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, sfc /scannow and then press ENTER:

(A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time)

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer. (TIP repeat scan 3 times)
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7 >>> How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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My PC freezes every minute for a couple of seconds at a time.
The CPU is normally around 2% but jumps to 85% at the time of these freezes, its explore.exe that jumps up.
this happens no mater what i'm doing and even when no programs are running.
dont think its spyware (have run a few scans) and i just ran CCleaner.
i'm using XP SP2.
Many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Freezes for 2/3 seconds every Minute

Sounds like you forsure have something running in the background that is causing this. Run this free program, http://www.processlibrary.com/processscan/ That should give you a good start. See what is going on and what is running in the background.
 

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Ok problem sorted now ,I think my avast av was clashing with some nod av that was already on the laptop but wasn't showing in the sys tray.Thanks for looking at the problem ,it can be closed now.
Cheers

Hi all,
Just got a new laptop and didn't put av software on it before doing a bit of surfing....Anyway I think I've picked something up .The laptop boots fine in normal mode but after about a minute it just freezes up and is totally unresponsive.In safe mode all is ok.
Hope you can help,heres the log file.Thanks in anticipation.

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 20:27:29.20 on 07/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.708 [GMT 0:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1296 [VPS 090115-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr

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

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Answer:Laptop freezes after about 1 minute

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

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Hi dudes,
Actually I don't sure if it is hardware issue or software. I expected some troubles in games which I tried to play (Medal of Honor, Battefield: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops). This happened after I reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate (OEM, 64-bit). Drivers are updated by Driver Genius. Maybe it happens because my PC becomes very hot (before reinstall it was hot too), and there is no way to cool it. So this how it looks: after 10 minutes PC become hot, cooler makes very loud sound and trouble begins. PC freezes every minute for 10 seconds (not freeze but FPS level near 10). Sound sounds as usual. But it is really annoying thing.

Specs:
Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 6 Cores - 12 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Core i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2), EM64T, VT-x, AES
CPUID : 6.C.2 / Extended : 6.2C
CPU Cache : L1 : 6 x 32 / 6 x 32 KB - L2 : 6 x 256 KB
CPU Cache : L3 : 12288 KB
Core : Gulftown (32 nm) / Stepping : B1
Freq : 1603.83 MHz (133.65 * 12)

MB Brand : Asus
MB Model : P6T DELUXE V2
NB : Intel X58 rev 13
SB : Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00
GPU1 Type : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
GPU1 Clocks : Core 700 MHz / RAM 1848 MHz
GPU2 Type : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
GPU2 Clocks : Core 700 MHz / RAM 1848 MHz
DirectX Version : 11.0
RAM : 24576 MB DDR3 Triple Channel
RAM Speed : 534.6 MHz (2:8) @ 8-8-8-20
Slot 1 : 4096MB (10700)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Kingston
Slot 2 : 4096MB (10700)
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Ok so i appreciate any help given in advance and i will try to be as thorough as i can

I left my pc on for about 24 hours and then began to us it again. I noticed that it was running incredibly slowly, and would not let me open more than 1 folder for instance. Also when i oppened a folder occasionally it would not load the contents but display a windows logo at the top of the folder. I thought it a bit weird and thought it was probably a memory problem. I rebooted and after about 1 minute it totaly froze. Mouse pointer, keyboard all froze. I wasnt sure about the rest of the computer. But for the first minute after the desktop was displayed i could do what i wanted, if i was quick eneugh. I force turned it off and booted it up again. It still froze after 1 minute and i booted it up again. This time i hit control alt delete and watched the memory and proccessor. Both looked normal and then my pc froze and the results of the proccessor and memory continued to be displayed for about 10 seconds. This confirms that the pc was indeed freezing to. As soon as my pc froze the proccessor clocked up to 100% but memory didnt alter. Then the readings stoped 10 seconds after my pc froze. I was a bit stumped.

I booted into bios and dissabled the boot windows quickly option and tried again. No change and so i downloaded the microsoft memory test thing and put it on a bootable floppy, still convinced it was memory relate. However the diagnosis reports no errors. Again I was stumped.

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Answer:Help! My pc constantly freezes after 1 minute

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Hi!

When my computer is under relatively heavy load or I'm downloading really fast (4-9 Mbyte/sec) I experience these annoying freezes, that last for about one minute then everything is back to normal. During these freezes the little red led stays lit and i can only move the mouse maybe click something on the taskbar, but nothing else. Also sometimes these freezes last longer and after a while a blue screen appears with a page fault or some other error.

I suspect hardware failure because i already formatted the drive on which my windows is installed multiple times and it didn't solve the problem.

Could it be my power supply not being able to handle the load or the HDD is giving in?

Specs:

PSU: LC-8460BTX 450 Watt ATX Switching Power Supply
CPU: Core 2 duo E4600 @ 2.4 Ghz
GPU: Geforce 9600GT
HDD: ST3250310AS ATA

I just want to know if anybody else experienced this and eventually which component do I have to replace.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: One minute freezes

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I set my screen saver to 5 minutes. Hit apply, and OK. The settings take hold, but then when I reboot or shut down the machine and turn it back on, it resets to the original 1-minute mode. What gives?

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Every time I shut down and restart my machine, the screen saver settings resort to the original 1-minute one and goes back to it every time after I've set it to 5-minutes, apply, hit OK and then get out. What gives?

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The screen saver 5 minute setting reverts back to the original 1-minute setting every time the computer is shut down and restarted. What gives?

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Symptoms: the most obvious is the mouse and keyboard freezes (but still accepts entries into the buffer) for roughly 10 seconds at a time, maybe twice per minute. It takes a good 5 minutes just to power up, but at least it's faster since I ran autoruns and unclicked unneeded items. Usesd to be more like 10 minutes from power on to actually being able to talk to my computer! Really a drag. It's a Dell XPS M140 laptop, w/ 2GB memory and XPhome SP3, 80GB HDD with 28GBB still free. On attempt to defrag, the computer looks and says I don't need to, so I haven't actually defrag'd it. It recently had a bad DNSchanger Trojan infection, solved on BC in the malware forum. What I've done...After running OTC and MBA and Kaspersky and McAfee VSE to get the trojan DNS changers (4 entries) off my machine, guided by Kahdah at the malware forum of BC, it seems to be clean. I've rerun MBA a few times since that topic was closed, and the scans still are clean. I can once again go to Windows Updates, MalwareBytes, and other sites which the DNS changer had forbidden while infected. So, I've...- gotten the latest updates installed from Windows Update- installed the latest version and DAT of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i and run it- run autoruns and unchecked things not necessary.- run CCleaner and backup'd registry and cleaned up registry errors, and cleaned 140Meg of temp files- accessed systems/accessories defrag but it said I didn't need to defrag ... Read more

Answer:mouse,keyboard freezes ~twice per minute

Hi ricknorth -You can still run defrag if you like (just to be sure) - It never hurts (how much is fragmented, it will be shown) -I would run a Check Disk scan now, to also clean up any minor problems remaining - You just copy and paste the code below into Run Box, close all open programs including internet, and the computer will reboot 30 seconds after you click OK -CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30Please let the check/repair program run, it will take 30 to 45 mins on average - You can also use TFC to clean up Temp Files if needed-Download TFC to your desktop.Close any open windows.Double click the TFC icon to run the programTFC will close all open programs itself in order to run,Click the Start button to begin the process.Allow TFC to run uninterrupted.The program should not take long to finish it's jobOnce its finished it should automatically reboot your machine,if it doesn't, manually reboot to ensure a complete cleanThank You -

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XP Pro MCE 2005 SP2.

Started last weekend, the whole system regardless of what I am doing (game, desktop, e-mail whatever) will just freeze and only half load windows.
If I am for example on a website, I won't be able to click links as Firefox becomes unresponsive, if I click on a program in taskbar it will load it's window with no contents.

It is not graphics related as I just installed lastest drivers and it still does it and even did it in between installation when no driver was installed!

I am willing to try anything that may fix it and will keep my files. I would ghost an image of drive C just I don't have a spare 60gb storage anywhere...

Also, whilst crashed, the num lock light will EITHER respond or not respond, also after the little freeze up it may or may not do what I was pressing whilst it was crashed all at once.
Could a repair of the OS be needed?

Thanks
Jack
 

Answer:Solved: XP Pro just freezes every minute or so for up to 20 seconds

Check task manager to see if svchost keeps spiking

It sounds like there is a problem with automatic updates.

Go to control panel / security center and disable automatic updates
Restart and see if that solves the problem.

If not, try disabling the automatic updater for your antivirus.

If you identify the culprit, manually go and get the updates. If none are available keep automatic updates off and keep trying daily. Once you get some updates downloaded and installed you can reenable automatic updates and then restart the computer and it should fix the problem.
It has been fairly common recently.
 

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Hi there. Any ideas what this might be please? My 10month old Dell Inspiron Vista laptop has over the last couple of months started to "hang" quite often particularly when I right-click. The wheel goes round and round ; then the screen fades and then it just freezes altogether. Yesterday it stopped even letting me do Ctrl alt delete. I am having to switch if off manually to get back to where I was - but since yesterday I can only manage to do a couple of things within literally no more than two minutes before the wheel starts whirring around and it hangs again. Anything I could try in the couple of minutes grace I have before it dies on me or any diagnosis please before I take to the repair shop?

Answer:laptop hangs and freezes after a minute

try running in safe mode and see if it improves enough to run any programs

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Been noticing this for a while: Whenever I'm off the computer during the day, I place it on sleep. At the end of the day, I completely shut down. Not sure if what I'm about to describe occurs shortly after waking up from sleep or shortly after boot up. Nonetheless, as I'm browsing, or in my email, all of a sudden everything freezes, can't move a thing, nothing responding. The arrow cursor turns ino a small blue circle, but he circle is not rotating. This lasts for about a minute or less, and then everything resumes as if nothing happened. What's happening?

Answer:No crash, everything just freezes for about a minute, then resumes?

Hard to say, slow hard drive from a Windows Index service, malware, browser plugin ... could be a lot of things. If it was me I would reinstall Windows ... but that might be extreme for you.

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Been having this problem since Wednesday and cannot figure it out, any help would be greatly appreciated as I go back to work this Wednesday and it becomes impossible to do.
Backstory.
I left my computer on overnight on Tuesday, there was a windows update and when i woke up my computer had already restarted. When i went to use it every usb hardware connected to my computer was not working, mouse, keyboard, headset, wifi dongle etc. So I pressed the restart button. Upon restarting it hung on the windows logo for 10 minutes with no sign of moving so i held the power button until it turned off. Turned it back on, hung on windows logo for 5 minutes but then turned on. Everything was slow but working apart from my internet.
What happens.
For about 10 seconds every minute or so (it is a repeated pattern) my internet will freeze causing freezes in games, my work to close and general annoyance. I ran a ping google.co.uk -t string in CMD and this is what happens. http://imgur.com/4ZkHfsB
(sorry to do this, but wont let me post urls and its pretty important to get help with)
What i've tried
I've used the ipconfig /release /renew /flushdns options with no success. I checked to see if the problem was to do with router but only my computer is having the problem.
Odd thing
What i've noticed is if i'm in a skype call the internet is perfect, not a single freeze but as soon as the skype call ends it goes back to the above.
This is really frustrating and the only thing i can think of is... Read more

Answer:Internet freezes for around 10 seconds every minute or so.

Maybe it is your browser that is freezing....
Please check with another browser.

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Hello, my computer is freezing up for around 10-20 secs and then unfreezes and works for also around 10-30 secs. I've checked the memory thinking it was something wrong with it, but found it was ok.

Can you please check if there is any Malware in my comp.

I had a previous post a long time ago, and we could not delete a orphan register key

1. Hijackthis cant delete the key
2. Combofix doesn't see the key or the file
3. MBAM doesn't see the run key or the file (it normally takes out this particular run key)

4. A batch file to export the run keys with regedit shows the key
5. regSrch.vbs for the strings 645fa89a & ulmoirbt.dll just show the run key
6. Bobbi Fleckman's Regsearch.exe looking for the same strings, also just shows the run key

7. A reg file merged with the registry cannot delete the run key
8. CFScript cannot delete the run key
9. CFScript cannot delete the file with either File:: or Rootkit:: (the file is just not seen)

Please find the DDS log
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by mire at 13:00:46,40 on 27/12/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.34.3082.18.1023.286 [GMT 1:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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 freezes for around 10-20 secs every minute or so

Hi cochon,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum and sorry for the delay. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Tell me if you have done anything since previous post. Or you have run any other tools. Also tell me how is the current condition of your computer.

To get an idea about the current condition of you computer download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of just log.txt, no need for info.txt

Note 1: If you have difficulty finding the log, the log is in this folder: C:\rsit

Note 2: The tool takes not more than one minute to scan the system.You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.

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As the title says my computer has been freezing every time i login. It used to do it only once in a while but now every time unless i start in safe mode. Please help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:55:56 PM, on 9/10/2012
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ideazon\ZEngine\Zboard.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_271.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_271.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=1&o=vp64&d=1008&m=fx6800-01e&c=BB
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HK... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes a minute or two after login

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Dear computer experts,

My computer developed a freezing problem. Basically, no matter what I'm doing, everything freezes for 5-10 seconds every minute or so.

Sound stops, video stops, but everything resumes as normal after the freeze.

The frequency and duration is really variable. Yesterday (after my computer was turned on for a long time) there was no problem with freezing. But after I restarted my computer, the freezing returned.

I was a victim of spyware for a long time. I finally got rid of AutoRun.exe worm and also a XP-23923424.exe (bunch of numbers) with the help of AVAST antivirus. I have run repeated boot scans and no more malware has been detected.

I ran the Windows Hard-disk error check, there are no errors with my hard drive.

Computer is almost 3 years old.
Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHZ)
1 ghz DDR3
Radeon 2900xt
Power supply is 600W I think.

Please help me. Any comment/feedback is appreciated. I will check constantly to see if any extra info is needed to resolve this.
Thanks in advance,
Brian

Answer:Computer freezes for 5-10 seconds every minute [XP SP3]

Hello Brian

Here are a couple of suggestions

1. Check in msconfig and disable everything not needed to start at every boot up.
Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to the link below. It will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. It will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

2. Even though you have run malware scans, many of them can hide and you will need the help of our Virus Removal Forum to clean them out.

Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

.

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A friend of mine bought a IBM 6645-P1G from a guy who said he had surplus in a warehouse. It turns out the guy was a swindler so we can't get any answers from him about what the computer was used for before. The computer has 10gb HDD, 192MB of RAM, and is a PIII 733mhz. It is running Windows XP SP2 (I think PRO). The original CDROM drive was switched for a DVD-RW. Every time he boots up, the PC freezes. When I tested it out, it sometimes took as little as 30 seconds after windows finished booting up to freeze up. It would not respond at all. The 6645-P1G is one of the smallest desktop computers I have ever seen. I opened it up and everything is packed quite tightly inside. Is it possible it is overheating? Any suggestions as to why this would be happening would be appreciated. The problem is, I can't imagine that IBM made this computer so unstable that it freezes every bootup. So it has to be something that was added. I don't know what OS it originally came with, but the only other thing I can think of is the DVD-RW drive or added RAM. Any help with this situation would be appreciated as the owner can not use the computer at all at present.
 

Answer:Computer freezes within a minute of bootup

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My HP Spectre has lag spikes or freezes up for about 1 minute every ten minutes. It never used to do this when I first got the laptop. I have had the laptop for about 2 months. I tried doing a system recovery and scanning for viruses with windows defender but the problem persisted. Please help. Thanks.

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My laptop computer freezes exactly every minute during approximately 5 seconds (screen, mouse, etc). This happens all the time and it is independant of the running applications.... I noticed it with Skype because I loose communication during the 5 second period every minute however it happens with any other application aswell. I tried running an AV but nothing is found.... Is anybody familiar with this issue?

Answer:Computer freezes every minute during 5 seconds

You say computer freezes every minute during 5 seconds.  Is that freezes for 5 seconds every minute?  Does it automatically unfreeze or do you have to reboot?  What version of Windows are you running? Did this just start and have you installed new program?

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My computer is freezing for about 5 seconds every minute or so. It started while playing BF2, but now it does it when i'm using IE7 and in Windows Explorer. Have tried running AVG, Spybot, RegClean, etc. They find and fix problems but the computer still freezes. This is driving me crazy.

Don't know where to begin. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
rcathey


Here is my Hijackthis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:32:54 PM, on 11/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rand\Desktop\virus clean\Virus clean program\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Hey there.

This doesn't happen every time I open a new tab, but on certain occasions. It seems really random, so I'm not sure if there's a specific trigger for it, but when I click on a link that opens in another tab, it'll lock the whole laptop for about a minute and then beep two or three times after that minute and start working again. Sometimes it happens even when it's just loading a website by typing it in via the search bar.

Is there any reason for this happening? I'm pretty sure I have the latest version of Chrome as I've checked, and I've also cleaned my cache, history etc.

If anyone's got any advice, that'd be great!

Answer:Chrome freezes for a minute when loading a site in new tab

Hello Microserfs,

Do you have many addons installed? You can check them by copying " chrome://extensions/ " in a new tab.

And when you go to the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete -> Start Task Manager) and right-click Chrome and select Go to process, how much Memory (fourth column) is it using?

Also, when you leave a browser like Chrome and FireFox running for a long time, it will become very slow and it will do as you described, so do you leave Chrome running for a long time? If so, restart it once in a while to speed it up.

Good luck and keep us posted,
Nommy

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I'm using Window XP, and my computer freezes or BSOD everytime i play games.

I notice it only happens to more resource hungry game. It happens to Gears of Wars. I tried playing warcraft 3 and nothing happen.

Also the computer freezes sometimes when i'm watching video, either thru youtube or window media player.

I've attached my latest minidump and Hijackthis log.

Thanks in advance for helping!
 

Answer:BSOD or freezes within a minute when playing game

Since we don't know about your hardware we have to guess over heating, Power or drivers/ patches.

Can you give us a bit more detail about the above?
 

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My computer constantly freezes. When I am running games (like Starcraft II) it will freeze for 30-40 seconds sometimes which is kind of a pain. I thought it may be an unstable overclock so i reset to defaults with no difference at all. I thought it may be a graphics card issue so I uninstalled the drivers and installed the latest ones from the site. I did the same thing with chipset drivers, LAN drivers, and any other driver I could think of. I ran a mem test for a few hours and had no reported errors.

Finally I clocked it back up a bit (to 3.2ghz instead of 4.0ghz) and ran OCCT to check for stability (ran prime95 for an hour or two and it seemed fine but I wanted a second opinion) and saw that it had a PSU test and decided to do that. After running it for 20 minutes or so I noticed a weird pattern in voltage/cpu usage. Anyone have any idea what this could mean? I have posted pictures of the weird issue below.

It won't let me post links or images as I have < 5 posts. Remove the spaces from the links below to view.

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imgur .com/3kPPv.png
imgur .com/FOWpL.png
imgur .com/SJ4KL.png
 

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I have a year and 3 months old Toshiba L650-1HM, running the latest Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Fuduntu 2012.1 x86_64 Linux, I've updated the bios and every other driver I could find in order to try and fix this but so far nothing has worked.

My guess is the shutdown delay is caused either by the ethernet or wireless boards because while shutting down Fuduntu it locks on the "Shutting down NetworkManager:_" routine before resuming the shutdown sequence.

This happens in both windows and Linux.

Help?

Answer:Satellite L650-1HM freezes for a minute or two at shutdown

How to help when you use two own preinstalled operating systems? Who knows what is your OS configuration?
Who knows which applications are preinstalled?
Linux is not supported at all.

Your Windows is also your own installation. Where to start with our discussion?
Obtain second HDD for testing purposes, put it in your notebook, install original recovery image that you got with your notebook and test t with ?factory settings?. If the same happen again and again then we can say: OK there is maybe some software related issue or anything else.
Happen exactly.
Sorry but on this virtual way it is not easy to say what

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my computer takes forever to start up, literally 15 minutes before I can reliably open anything.
eventually it will start to run somewhat efficiently.
then if left running for awhile it will start to slow down and become basically unusable without a restart... 15 minutes at least.

thanks for any help in advance.

Tony

Gringo, you out there? PM coming your way...

Answer:unkown problem, 15 minute startup then slows and freezes

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

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

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Hi all,

My computer freezes or BSOD within a minute of gaming. It only occurs in higher end game like Gears of war. I tried warcraft 3 and that doesnt happen. It also freezes sometimes when i watch youtube video or uses window media player.This is my Hijackthis Log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:23:47 AM, on 8/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mD... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes or BSOD within a minute when playing game!

Hiya Santacru,how much RAM installed,are latest display drivers installed,latest directx installed
 

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Recently, I accidentally clicked on a few bad google links. Soon after, my computer started acting weirdly. I started receiving windows notices saying that my computer was infected with spyware. I could tell that these were fake and started scanning my computer with avast anti-virus. It was acting weirdly and then I saw that a window popped up called "vista anti-virus" i then googled this and found that this was a fake anti-virus that would install more viruses on my computer. So, I panicked and manually shut down my computer with the power button and booted into safe mode. I then scanned my computer with avast and spybot s&d. It removed as many trojans, spyware, and adwares that it could find, except a few, the only which of that i remember was a trojan called smit.fraud. So I googled smit.fraud and found that it could be fixed with this tool: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php . After running this, i thought that my problems would be fixed. So, I booted normally and I could still see some icons from the virus like Privacy Protector, Fetish Pics, and weirdly, ESET Nod32 anti-virus, none of which I (deliberately) installed. Then, all of a sudden I saw that my computer had completely frozen up. So, I rebooted, and after a minute or so the same thing happened again. I booted once more and yet again, the same thing happened. So, I tried to log into safe mode, and to my horror, I could not log in and an error popped up saying something to the effect that win... Read more

Answer:Cannot log into Safe Mode + XP freezes after a minute on normal boot

It's gonna take more then just SmitFraudFix. You should also download and run SuperAntiSpyware after you run SmitFraudFix in Safe Mode. SmitFraudFix needs to run in Safe Mode to be effective. Then run a full scan with SuperAntiSpyware when the computer reboots. After you do that download and isntall AVG 8 and do a fulls can with that as well. In the future be more careful when clicking "google" links, no porn is worth reformating a computer for.
 

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Hello all,

Just one of many issues that has plagued my laptop recently is the inability to use the taskbar to open applications, run programs, open the start menu, or any of the extraneous functions located in the bottom right corner (an exception to this is the "Show desktop" panel in the bottom right, which still functions as normal and is able to minimize all applications at once). I have tried many different solutions, none of which have worked:
Closing/Restarting the "explorer" process in the expanded Task Manager. When I do this, the taskbar works as normal, though only for a brief moment. It has been the only way I can open up applications (Alt+Tab is surprisingly unreliable at displaying minimized processes). I have noted that when restarting explorer, it ceases to work once third party applications (placed under the carat near the wifi symbol) appear in the dock, along with the battery life.Attempting to perform the series of instructions listed here- https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...39195ea?auth=1 . Powershell will not accept the command and running as an administrator is an impossibility, as right clicking on an application or shortcut simply leads to hanging on the layer it resided in (any explorer window will lock, as will the desktop, though the other windows that were not right-clicked in remain responsive).Tomfoolery with folders and other objects is possible though slow.Any attempt to restart the computer, of course, simply result... Read more

Answer:Taskbar freezes after a minute, refreshing explorer only temporary

First, try a Clean Boot. If this works then go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. If you can't Right click, browse to C:\Windows\system32 scroll down and look for CMD.exe and click it.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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Windows xp media center edition 2005 sp3

Hi, I was on here about a month ago and got some excellent help from one of you fine people on this site.

So after I clicked to "restart my computer after an adobe reader update", the next time I turned it on, the computer completely froze after a few minutes of booting up... After a few times of this occuring, I opened tasked manager to see what was going on and I noticed regsvr32.exe and regedit.exe appear in the process list JUST before the computer freezes...

I am unable to do any of the scans listed in the "read me" thread because of how it freezes so quickly... I will attempt to do them in safe mode (as I am able to get into safe mode without the freezing) and post them in this post, but I just wanted to get this thread up as soon as possible in hopes of a quicker reply.

I am not totally convinced it is malware, considering adobe reader updated may not have updated properly? Anyhow, thanks for taking the time to look at this and hopefully someone will be able to help me out!

Sorry about the double post (tried to edit first post but could not find the edit option!)

Anyhow I was able to complete both the DDS and GMER scan in SAFE MODE. I forgot to mention in my first post that I do have access to an install disc... CPU still freezing after few minutes of boot... I know doing all the scans in safe mode does not let you see all the processes running that could be causing this to happen, so hope... Read more

Answer:Laptop Freezes after a minute of booting up... Virus suspected

Bump please

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Hi, Migration to windows 10 whas ok two months long, but from one week I get a system freez about one minute long, but often (when I write 2 to 3 lines text !).  It can be from the last windows update. What can I do ? Thanks for help 













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Answer:Thinkpad Edge system freezes often one minute long

Hi, It was a dysfunction of "Lenovo Companion".   

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Recently, I accidentally clicked on a few bad google links. Soon after, my computer started acting weirdly. I started receiving windows notices saying that my computer was infected with spyware. I could tell that these were fake and started scanning my computer with avast anti-virus. It was acting weirdly and then I saw that a window popped up called "vista anti-virus" i then googled this and found that this was a fake anti-virus that would install more viruses on my computer. So, I panicked and manually shut down my computer with the power button and booted into safe mode. I then scanned my computer with avast and spybot s&d. It removed as many trojans, spyware, and adwares that it could find, except a few, the only which of that i remember was a trojan called smit.fraud. So I googled smit.fraud and found that it could be fixed with this tool: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php . After running this, i thought that my problems would be fixed. So, I booted normally and I could still see some icons from the virus like Privacy Protector, Fetish Pics, and weirdly, ESET Nod32 anti-virus, none of which I (deliberately) installed. Then, all of a sudden I saw that my computer had completely frozen up. So, I rebooted, and after a minute or so the same thing happened again. I booted once more and yet again, the same thing happened. So, I tried to log into safe mode, and to my horror, I could not log in and an error popped up saying something to the effect that win... Read more

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Hi all,

Everything was fine in my Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS, one day it started working with crashes and I end up with new formatting and reinstalling OS. But after that the crashes and errors rested. The simbtoms are:

1. It takes about 30 minutes the OS logon process, after that sometimes it crashes and I get BSOD

2. When it logs on it freezes randomly, and after I get explorer not responfing error

3. Windows has recovered from unexcepted error (really I don't remember the correct name of error)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c5
BCP1: 0E000000
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 83160795
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\103111-24055-01.dmp
C:\Windows\Temp\WER-29218-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


Event viewer logs:

Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL - The configuration registry database is corrupt.
for C:\Users\Default.Default-PC\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\\UsrClass.dat

Windows cannot load classe... Read more

Answer:It takes about 30 minute logon process and randomly freezes and crash

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hayk


Hi all,

Everything was fine in my Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS, one day it started working with crashes and I end up with new formatting and reinstalling OS. But after that the crashes and errors rested. The simbtoms are:

1. It takes about 30 minutes the OS logon process, after that sometimes it crashes and I get BSOD

2. When it logs on it freezes randomly, and after I get explorer not responfing error

3. Windows has recovered from unexcepted error (really I don't remember the correct name of error)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c5
BCP1: 0E000000
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 83160795
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\103111-24055-01.dmp
C:\Windows\Temp\WER-29218-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt
Event viewer logs:

Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL - The configuration registry database is corrupt.
for C:\Users\Default.Default-PC\AppData\Local... Read more

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Hello,

anytime I try to play audio with whatever application (Foobar2000, Teamviewer, it doesn't really matter) directly after boot, the whole machine becomes completely unresponsive for about a minute and the hard disk explodes, until the sound finally starts playing.

What the heck, is it so complicated to play a sound, does it really need to load 1 GB of data for that???

Answer:Playing audio after boot freezes machine for roughly one minute

With only 4GB of RAM and a 64 bit OS, I suspect its more a memory problem. The sound is just a product of the system not responding, and its not actually a "sound" problem.

64 bit OS is really intended for systems with more than 4GB of RAM. A 64 bit OS uses more basic memory than a 32 bit OS and thus less RAM remains for programs.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, about 4 years old.

I've had this problem for a while now. Whenever I take my laptop inside my bedroom, unplugged or plugged in, doesn't matter, when I try to watch a YouTube video, 10-30 seconds in my laptop freezes and makes a loud buzzing noise from either my headphones or speakers (depends on what I'm using). If I leave it in my room it can take up to 1 minute to recover, while if I grab it and walk out of my room, and go to the living room it recovers immediately. My bedroom is 11-12 meters away from the router (I'm 99% sure this is an internet issue), and I have 3-4 bars of internet connection when inside it.
We also have an old computer (like 2008 or something, but the specs are pretty bad) and when we used to have it inside my bedroom it would never crash (we use wireless internet with the desktop as well, with a usb wireless adapter). Both are running the same operating system (Windows 7)

This has been a problem since the first time I tried to take my laptop in my room. Due to this problem, I am forced to do everything on my living room aka no privacy. I'm begging for a solution.
I did not buy this laptop, it was a gift from someone from what I remember. It used to have a hard drive which broke (had this problem with the first harddrive), so we changed to another harddrive, then that broke as well and now i'm using a Kingston SSD, and the problem is still here. I know its not a harddrive issue, just stating that the problem still ... Read more

Answer:Laptop freezes for 1 minute & makes a loud buzzing noise in my room

If needed, I can record my laptop while it's happening and show you the video.

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My laptop freezes for a minute or longer every time I login to yahoo mail through google chrome. However, when I sign on through mozilla It is fine. On mozilla I have scripts blocked though. I also tried clearing my cache on google chrome.

Answer:My laptop freezes for a minute or longer every time I login to yahoo mail throug

On mozilla I have scripts blocked though

 
Have you tried unblocking the scripts to see if it happens on Firefox as well. If chrome does not have scripts blocked and it's freezing the computer, and Firefox works fine with scripts being blocked, then there is either 1 or more than 1 script causing the lockup.

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help me plz, virus has been detected almost every second or so in AVG scan and it keeps making copies of itself....i'm now running hijackthis and here are the specs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:16 AM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
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:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgvv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,St... Read more

Answer:HELP VIRUS LOP every minute(found in AVG evey minute) using hijackthis HELP!!!PLZ

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy the entire report and paste it in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
 

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The internet comes and goes. I'll have pages load instantly for a minute or so and then the next click the pages times out. A minute of page refreshing and more time outs and then I'm back to blazing speeds again. This repeats again and again. Restarting the computer, cable modem and router seems to make no difference. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, and again, no difference. I have 4 computers on my home network. This happens on all of them but for the sake of troubleshooting this I have physically disconnected 3 of them from the network. I've reset and reconfigured the router. I've removed the router and connected straight to the modem. No problems. Blazing connection. Added the router back in the loop, reboot and problem occurs immediately. So router problem, right? Yes, except I had the same problem with another router and replaced it with this one. What the...?Here's what I'm running:HP Pavilion Slimline s3200nAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.5 GHz3454 MB RAMNVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet CardWired DLink EBR-2310 RouterMotorola S85120 Cable Modem (Comcast)Windows Vista Home Premium 32-BitAlso, a friend said I should run HijackThis and post the log file here. So here you go!****************************BEGIN LOG FILE*******************************Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:05:23 PM, on 8/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning process... Read more

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Browers, either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, go into the internet, however after about 1 - 2mintes of use, everthing freezes. If I go into att e mail, it ceases taking commands. Chrome will also stop taking commands.

I ran AD Ware, also system tools like defrag and clean disk. Also ran Reg Cure. Nothing seems to help. This is a new problem. I don't know whether to use system restore or not...I'd rather not. Do you think it will help?

These problems are so damned annoying. Microsoft and other are just using us all for guinea pigs for their deficient software.

Can you guys help on this? 44 guy

Answer:browser opens then after a minute or two everything freezes and get browser not respoding

Are you positive that it is only in internet browsers? or is it possible that it could be in other stuff also?

It seems suspect that the whole computer freezes only in a browser much less more than one browser.

I would check hardware and make sure that something else is really going on.

I personally would at least test RAM for errors and also hard drive.

To further narrow it down, does this also happen in Firefox? (look at event viewer also).

Alot of stuff i know, but test this stuff and let us know.

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After a certain amount of time - and that time used to be a lot quicker if I had the screen saver on for any length of time - the computer will start to stop and start. What I mean by that is that it'll freeze for a minute or so and then "come back". And it'll do that about every five minutes or so until I restart the computer. Since turning off the screen saver, I left the machine on overnight and came back this morning to be able to work on it just fine ... until a few minutes about (about 10 am) when it started that stopping and starting behavior.

System

20" ACER AL2002W LCD 1680 x 1050 60 Hz
Asus M2A - VM X1250 onboard graphics not the HDMI version
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (65W) Dual core socket AM2 2.2Ghz, 512 KB x2 L2 cache
Mushkin HP2-6400 DDR2-800 High Performance Series 2 x 1GB sticks
Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA HD 7200rpm
Hauppauge WinTV GO-PLus NTSC 44981 REV E199 TV tuner (the one with the mushkin ram)
LG GH20NS10 Black SATA DVD-Writer 20x
350 watt power supply 20/24pins Model number IP-S350AQ2-0 made by POWER MAN

- Increased the voltage to the ram to 2.1 volts that solved the ram problems i had.
(would crash everytime i ran memtest86 or any memory test software)
- Replaced the motherboard on the system to eliminate a problem with the on board video or the dvi port.
- Used different ram on the system to make sure it wasn't the ocz ram which is it has mushkin (prior to that it had OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800mhz Plati... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes for a minute or so and then "comes back"

Have you looked at your Event Viewer for errors/warnings that occur at these freezes?
 

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Hey fellas how are ya all?
Please HELP ME ey... im gonna go down if my desktop doesnt start working again...
Here is my situation... The other day my computer did a dump of physical memory (no clue what that is) so i decided to re-install windows 98 n then upgrade to xp home edition... but it can never successfully finish installation because every time it tries to restart it freezes... Win98 randomly works now... but only limited. Does anybody have any idea why it would freeze on the "Windows is Shutting Down" Screen? I can shut it down but not restart.
Please Help me...
Thanks guys
oli

Answer:Pc freezes on reboot

There is a patch or maybe it's an update that you can get on the Microsoft site that will allow you to shut down properly. You really should install it. It has helped me numerous times with WIN98 SE. I hope this helps you.

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Hello,
 
I recently build a computer and since the beginning my pc freezes and then reboots... He does it really random, I can browse the internet for two hours and nothing happens, and he can stay on desktop for 10 minutes and he reboots...
 
My pc specs are:
- 2x 4GB Crucial RAM
- XFX R9 290 Core Edition
- FX-8320E
- ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 Motherboard
- 750W Quad PC Power & Cooling PSU
- 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
I have tried running memtest for 10 hours and another graphic card...
Here are the dump files https://www.dropbox.com/s/odt7shs5q3fcfs9/Dumpfiles.zip?dl=0
 
I really appreciate any help form you guys!

Answer:PC freezes and then reboot

Welcome Brammetje to the Bleeping Computer Community I have tried running memtest for 10 hours and another graphic card... Can you verify if the results of using a different graphics or onboard (if available) have made a difference? What was the memtest result? Using alternately a different stick would also confirmed if the memtest diagnostic is the same, as no errors or no faulty RAM. The BSOD code 0x00000124 could either be any changes or faulty hardware, corrupted driver or software as one (or more) to being the culprit. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. 
Spoiler
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is:Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS PersonalBuilt by: 7601.18741.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526Machine Name:Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03201000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03445890Debug session time: Sun Jun 14 19:22:13.111 2015 (UTC... Read more

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Using W98 lst Edition. Lately, my computer freezes when I try to reboot going Start/ShutDown/Restart. Also freezes frequently when trying to shut down with same process. Ctrl+Alt+Delete won't work. Have to use button on tower, then get nasty message about wrong way to shut down, followed by ScanDisk. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Freezes when trying to reboot

Are you getting any error messages with your problem?
 

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Hello everyone.Sometimes my pc freezes and need to reboot to fix this.This also is doing when i play a video from the hardrive.I make many things to cure this and have some success but the problem is still there.I believe i need only a littie bit to completely resolve this.Please someone with good knowleadge let me know some steps to make to fix the mistake.This are the specifications for my pc:

Thanks for the attention.
 

Answer:Sometimes my pc freezes and need to reboot to fix this

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Recently, my school kids inherited a Dell system running XP SP3, and things have been generally fine. I had them install AVG 2011 free and MBAM as preventative measures; but left all existing (and some unused/unnecessary) programs. Last week if began running sluggishly, and so I rebooted. The computer seemed to stall after loading Windows fully and I had to reboot again into safe mode, updated MBAM and scanned. After finding some problems, quarantined and rebooted, the computer loads WinXp fully but doesn't respond to opening files or programs such as Mozilla. Unable to access "taskmanager"; Couldn't find it in the Windows file; and installed TaskManagerFix (which improved the accessing tskmngr). The computer under full windows still might open files after 5-10 minutes or completely freeze (clock stopped) and have to hard reboot. The only way to access the machine is thru Safe Mode which is possible with no problems. I have attached original MBAM scan log.

In Safe Mode, no problems found with AVG. Additionally, I installed and ran SAS, found problems, and after rebooting, SAS had been removed(?) and the log seems lost; I reinstalled and found nothing. Some of the issues I remember seeing related to Trend Micro AV 2007 which I can't seem to remove as some files are missing. (I assumed missing links/registry items.) Squirrelly and sluggish response times convince me of deeper issues.

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Answer:XP freezes after reboot

Only A part of the log or post the Full Log and please Rerun MalwareBytes do a Full Scan and update before running and post the log the full log please.You will need Safemode with Networking to do this Next Run Please download ATF Cleanerby Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu. This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save. please move them to a different directory first. Notes for Windows Vista users:On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator"Prefetch has been disabled on Windows Vista. As I'm not sure the effects that emptying prefetch on Windows Vista will have for the time being it I won't enable that function.Next Scan using Stuper Antispyware do a Full scan and p... Read more

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Please help me with my Win XP SP3 problem.
The system freezes for approx 40 seconds just after the desktop and all the icons are displayed (during each reboot). It's impossible to run any program in the meantime - menu start and all the icons are dead.
The Avast antivirus is not responsible for the problem - after uninstallation nothing were better.

I attach HJT log. Thank you for any answer !
 hijackthis.log   5.96KB
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Answer:Win XP freezes for 40 sec after reboot

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

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When I attempt a routine reboot the computer just hangs at "Shutting Windows Down" screen. Very frustrating having to unplug and hard boot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Xp Freezes At Reboot

Hi lurkynot. I hope these help. You are going to have to do some digging.See the section SHUTDOWN HANGS ON ?SAVING YOUR SETTINGS?.http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.phpHere's a really low percentage possiblility:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307274Some more MS troubleshooting info:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=308029

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Hi everyone,

I installed Kerio personal firewall on my Win NT, SP6, PIII

After a restart, the computer now methodically freezes at the VERY END of booting. It looks like when this newly installed program starts to load, it freezes the computer.

I tried booting it for the NT Setup floppy disks, through the Repair installation option... it's not finding anything wrong with registry or hard drive, etc.

Is there some kind of a Safe Mode analog for NT, so I can uninstall that program before it begins to load and locks the computer?

Any ideas will be appreciated! I know I can always reinstall the operating system from scratch (and actually I should upgrade to XP too), but is there a less radical way to solve the problem?

Thanks a million!
 

Answer:Help! Windows NT freezes after reboot

I take it you've tried "last known good configuration" ?

I've run across this hack, but I'm not sure you can do it at this stage. Even if you boot to the recovery console, I don't think you will be able to access the root drive to edit boot.ini

It's a hidden file anyway and the attribute would have to be removed, eg:

attrib -h c:\boot.ini
edit c:\boot.ini

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/87/
http://www.mydesktophelp.com/tips/misc06.htm

You might try booting in VGA mode, which will get to Windows if the problem is display driver related.

Also it's possible you might be able to edit the boot.ini file using bootcfg

I'm not really familiar with what it can and can't do, but have a gander here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317521
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q291/9/80.ASP
 

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I've had some trouble with my computer and I'm not sure if it's ram problems or graphics or anything. I've had the following problems:

Vertical very thin pixel lines that show up random places
nvlddmkm has stopped responding and recovered

And within the last 2 days it's done it 3 times, I'm having my screen go blank with random colors. Green, White, and then the last is black that goes away and comes back like the monitor is trying to reset itself. Always black tho. I have to restart in order to get it to reboot.

So I'm thinking I have bad ram, my monitor is a Westinghouse 17" Flat panel I got in 2005. My graphics card (8800GT) is about 11 months old.

I've only had these three problems come up in the last month.

Lines about a month ago
nvlddmkm problem for about 2 weeks
Screen going blank about 2 days ago.

I'm thinking something is failing. Monitor, RAM, or GPU.

When playing WoW, the screen will freeze, but the mouse will still move and can still do things, just can't see them.

Please help. >.<

Answer:Screen freezes, needs reboot

Originally Posted by Kavoc


I've had some trouble with my computer and I'm not sure if it's ram problems or graphics or anything. I've had the following problems:

Vertical very thin pixel lines that show up random places
nvlddmkm has stopped responding and recovered

And within the last 2 days it's done it 3 times, I'm having my screen go blank with random colors. Green, White, and then the last is black that goes away and comes back like the monitor is trying to reset itself. Always black tho. I have to restart in order to get it to reboot.

So I'm thinking I have bad ram, my monitor is a Westinghouse 17" Flat panel I got in 2005. My graphics card (8800GT) is about 11 months old.

I've only had these three problems come up in the last month.

Lines about a month ago
nvlddmkm problem for about 2 weeks
Screen going blank about 2 days ago.

I'm thinking something is failing. Monitor, RAM, or GPU.

When playing WoW, the screen will freeze, but the mouse will still move and can still do things, just can't see them.

Please help. >.<



Either RAM or Graphics card. Could be drivers. Before you start to get desperate, run a RAM test
There are two ways you can access this tool:

Accessing the Memory Diagnostic Tool from boot menuAccessing the Memory Diagnostic tool within Window Vista

How to access Memory Diagnostic Tool from boot menu

1. Power up your computer and keep pressing F8 key until you see the Boot menu option
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running XP SP3; recent problem - it hangs right after splash screen on reboot (hot or cold) only way out is to press esc on splash screen which forces it to list available HDs that I have and then select primary drive, everything else seems to work just fine. I even went to msconfig > startup and unchecked all those that looked new since last time I did this, same result. I've had this box for 6 years with no real problems except a couple of hardware items which I replaced.
Any ideas?
thanks
 

Answer:system freezes on reboot

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I'm having ongoing stability problems with Vista SP1 on my Lenovo T500 laptop.

About 80% of all reboots end with the system freezing. With the other 20% the system boot fine and remains totally stable until the next reboot.

The freeze takes place 1-2 minutes after the desktop appears. The system goes into a hard stop and becomes unresponsive even to Ctrl-Alt-Del. Occasionaly there is a BSOD rather than a hard stop.

Booting in safe mode works fine 100% of the time.

The system diagnostics report in the Control Panel Reliability and Performance applet reports a number of errors relating to the Microsoft 6to4 Adapter and Microsoft ISATAP Adapter ( see attached text file). I've checked for a driver update for these devices but Windows reports I am using the latest version.

To assist in diagnosis I have downloaded and run BSOD_Vista_v2-2_jcgriff2_.bat from this forum and a zip of the output file directory is attached.

Lenovo's response is the usual "Do a system revert to the ex factory state and then call us again." Ha, ha.

This one has got me beat. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a brand new computer. It came with Win 8.1 and I accepted the Windows 10 free upgrade. Have had this HP computer now for 11 days and it has froze up exactly 4 times. When it freezes I cannot do anything- ctr+alt+delete does not work, and the esc key does not work. I have to unplug the computer for a minute then plug it again and reboot. So far I am not able to decipher what is causing the problem. Everything else is working great. Can anyone tell me how to pinpoint what is causing the freezing?

Answer:Windows 10 freezes up and I have to reboot

Can be a software or system driver, maybe recently updated. Can you try safe mode and see if it occurs there. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html


http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000690.htm

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

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

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

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I have a brand new computer. It came with Win 8.1 and I accepted the Windows 10 free upgrade. Have had this HP computer now for 11 days and it has froze up exactly 4 times. When it freezes I cannot do anything- ctr+alt+delete does not work, and the esc key does not work. I have to unplug the computer for a minute then plug it again and reboot. So far I am not able to decipher what is causing the problem. Everything else is working great. Can anyone tell me how to pinpoint what is causing the freezing?

Answer:Windows 10 freezes up and I have to reboot

Can be a software or system driver, maybe recently updated. Can you try safe mode and see if it occurs there. Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in

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Hi my name is Luca, I'm italian, so forgive me if I can't speak english correctly.
Three weeks ago I bought a new computer (custom build).

From the beginning I've been experiencing an annoying problem:

My computer ramdomly freezes, both audio and video stops working properly: video freezes while audio loops for about 30 seconds then it stops playing.

This problem doesn't occur under specific circumstances.

I've tried to find the problem but I've ran out of ideas.
Here is what I've already tried:


HD tests:
-Windows Error Checking, result: no errors.

-WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows, 3 times.
The computer froze during the first two test. The third time the test completed succesfully, result: no errors.

-HD Tune Pro 5.50 trial version, result: no errros.

RAM tests:
-Memtest86+ for 6-7 hours: three passes and half, result: no errors.

GPU and CPU tests:
-3dmark vantage test, here's the link: AMD Radeon R7 260X video card benchmark result - AMD FX-8320,Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 970A-UD3P


I've tried to reinstall a different version of the O.S thinking that the previous .iso was corrupted; after checking the new one with a SHA1 test, I installed it properly.


I thought the problem was caused by a faulty drivers installation, so I've tried to reinstall the drivers after a fresh installation of the O.S. (I've used both drivers from the manufacturer's website and drivers found on the cds shipped with the hardware components)
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Answer:Freezes make me reboot

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I have 2 laptops with basically the same issue. The laptop runs well then all of the sudden it freezes without an error message. Then when I try to reboot, the power light comes on, the drive spins but the screen is black. If I try 10 or more times it will reboot. It will run fine until it freezes. I have run AVG, SpyBot S&D and AdAware. I have error checked and defraged. I am lost. Please help.Thank you in advance for the help!Here is the Gateway's info:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Owner on 2008-07-12 18:26:21Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --53: 2008-07-12 23:26:37 UTC - RP238 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point52: 2008-07-11 06:28:18 UTC - RP237 - System Checkpoint51: 2008-07-09 21:02:47 UTC - RP236 - Software Distribution Service 3.050: 2008-07-06 11:45:41 UTC - RP235 - Avg8 Update49: 2008-07-06 11:44:29 UTC - RP234 - Avg8 Update-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-05-16 21:44:37 UTC - RP186 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 479 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:28:36 PM, on 7/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MS... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes And Then Will Not Reboot

Did I post something incorrectly here?

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I got to make this quick. Had an auto update IE6 write over IE5.5 and browser stops working and I have to reboot cp and if I don't get on line within 10 Mins browser won't bring up any page.

Answer:IE5.5/6 freezes every 10 Mins after Reboot

What OS? Why not IE7? Have you tried to uninstall IE6?

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Win NT keeps freezing up and I have to reboot manually. Often I'm just moving the cursor and it freezes. When I turn the computer off, it's more likely to successfully turn on if I wait several minutes before pressing the on button. I've been defragging the hard drive, but after many times, it's still 54% fragmented. I've found that it always boots up in VGA mode and it's never hung when in that mode. Any ideas? Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
 

Answer:NT freezes and hard to reboot

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i'm lost - i received an hp pavilion desktop with "issues" - this computer intermittently freezes (usually occurs when i'm "trying to do too many things at once" or have a couple programs open (but not the SAME programs each time) or when i'm trying to open another program or window and haven't waited for the first one to ***completely*** finish loading.then, when it freezes, i can't turn it off and must unplug it.then, when i try to turn it back on, sometimes it doesn't respond at all, sometimes i'll get a bunch of long and short beeps, sometimes it turns back on fine. if it doesn't turn back on, i sometimes need to try up to 3 or 4 more times to get it to turn on.then, when it does turn on, it often gets "stuck" at the "checkdisk" stage while checking c: drive and it won't move beyond about 30% - but it **will** let me hit 'cancel' and skip the rest of the check. when i have to do that, i immediately follow up by doing a proper shutdown/restart, usually with no problem whatsoever.   :-/i'm running windows me and the software that came with the hp pavilion; i also have a few other programs, like aol, aim, windows media player, mcafee online. i have done all windows updates. there is one 80GB hard drive with two partitions - c: 20 GB andd: 60 GB. i believe there's 512 ram and i think it's a pentium 850 (not positive tho). my thought is that it might be a PSU issue - any thoughts?? my aunt used this computer for 2 years and said she... Read more

Answer:sometimes freezes, sometimes won't reboot-no patrn

well as to the freezing... this is usually determined by your hardware capabilities / software you are trying to use. To resolve this, your options are pretty much add more hardware or use less programs. You might want to run Adaware or Spybot to make sure junkware isn't slowing you down. A lot of times antivirus does constant background scanning to that can slow you down. One thing that might help to is just a complete format / reinstall, that might help both problems. Just burn off anything you don't want to lose to CD or whatever and then try formatting and reinstalling Windows. The power supply might be the problem, but it's hard to say for sure w/o testing. They aren't that expensive so just go buy one and try it. If the prob fixes then you're set and if it doesnt, then just keep the psu or return it note: rather than unplugging have you tried holding in the power button for 5-10 secs. normally that'll force a power down rather than having to reach around and unplug, just for convienence.

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Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1044

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8006DED4E0
BCP2: FFFFF880043783BC
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
.........

x64 Windows Ultimate 7 Service Pack 1 retail
Hardware is maximum 2 weeks old.
Tried with windows 7 32 and 64 and xp. Crashes in most.

Comes whenever i use computer "random" and more when i play battlefield bad company 2,,

Answer:Computer freezes, hard reboot

both .dmp files blame atikmpag.sys described as a VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

your ATI driver for your 6800 series card is not the most recent so you need to update it from the AMD ATI website ?





Quote:
atikmpag.sys atikmpag.sys+6f94 fffff880`0415d000 fffff880`041a8000 0x0004b000 0x4ca29309 29/09/2010 01:14:49


let us know how that goes ?

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Hi all, I've recently just got a BSOD after several freezes and reboots(mostly on startup) and hoped that someone could figure out the problem. I've done what someone suggested and cleared out some software but it seems that the problem still persists. I just requested a new motherboard from the manufacturer but I'd appreciate some expert opinion on this matter.

Answer:Random startup freezes and reboot

Hello Noirequiem.

It is caused by Atheros network adapter driver.


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

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800582c173, fffff88003546618, fffff88003545e70}

Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+27173 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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And, it is very old, too.

Code:
4: kd> lmvm athrx
start end module name
fffff880`05805000 fffff880`05982000 athrx T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys
Image path: athrx.sys
Image name: athrx.sys
Timestamp: Sat Oct 24 07:19:44 2009 (4AE25D38)
CheckSum: 0017F4D3
ImageSize: 0017D000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
I'd suggest you to update the driver, from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

Let us know the situation after applying the change.

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For the past few days I noticed that I could not start Photoshop after I run some other programs unless I reboot. I have no issues after rebooting. But I can't reproduce this error everytime, but can reproduce say 5 out of 10 tries. Ran Chkdsk and it did not report any errors. I went through Adobe forums and did any solutions I found, but they did not help (Deleting preferences file in Photoshop did not help. My scratch disk is already on a 1TB disk with 95% unused space. So that also was not the issue). Want to see if there are any viruses etc that are using up my resources. Ran Highjackthis, DDS and GEMR and am posting the four text files below. (Just to add: I noticed several lines of Adobe Photoshop in the DDS file for some reason. I did not re-boot the computer since it failed to open photoshop. I am not sure if this is relevant):

1) Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:34:14 PM, on 6/22/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 11\Snagit32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
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Answer:Cant run some progarms unless I reboot, Computer freezes sometimes

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I'm deserately in need of help with trying to reinstall XP Pro on my Dell desktop. Here's the short story: I'm recovering from what I believe to be a network virus that attacked both the desktop and my laptop (networked wirelessly). Neither had internet connectivity, so after replacing modem, etc. we tried another laptop on my ethernet cable -- good signal. So, that meant it had to be my PCs. I was able to restore the laptop (Vista) back to factory settings, and I've got it up and running now, no problem.

The desktop (XP Pro) is another story. I called Dell tech support and they had me put in the original XP cd, boot from the cd, and reformat the hard drive. However, when it came to reinstalling, the setup program kept freezing. It would hang up, so I'd hold the power button, restart the computer and try again. I've since reformatted the hard drive at least 3 times, to no avail. Still freezes in setup. Now, I'm getting various errors when I attempt to reinstall - things like "insufficient system resources" and lsass.exe error of some kind.

I thought a reformat of the hard drive would wipe out everything, and I'd be good to go. Any ideas?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Xp Reinstall Freezes, Reboot Fails

Hello NewHorizon1 and welcome,

What steps did you take when reformatting the system? You are correct that a reformat will erase the partition or drive.

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I am running Windows XP SP3 on a Dell Dimensions 4100. My system freezes on the Windows splash screen when ever there is an update and reboot (like windows update or Norton update or AVG update before I installed Norton).

I can boot in safe mode but cannot boot normally.

In the past when I have had this problem I was using AVG antivirus software so I thought it was AVG. I would go into safe mode, uninstall AVG and my machine would reboot. I would then reinstall AVG and everything would be fine until the next update and reboot. Now that I have Norton, I cannot uninstall Norton in safe mode.

What log or files can I look at to determine at what point my Windows XP freezes so I can isolate the offending file or driver?

Thanks

Answer:Windows XP Freezes on Reboot after update

Quote:





Originally Posted by Taxbert


I am running Windows XP SP3 on a Dell Dimensions 4100. My system freezes on the Windows splash screen when ever there is an update and reboot (like windows update or Norton update or AVG update before I installed Norton).

I can boot in safe mode but cannot boot normally.

In the past when I have had this problem I was using AVG antivirus software so I thought it was AVG. I would go into safe mode, uninstall AVG and my machine would reboot. I would then reinstall AVG and everything would be fine until the next update and reboot. Now that I have Norton, I cannot uninstall Norton in safe mode.

What log or files can I look at to determine at what point my Windows XP freezes so I can isolate the offending file or driver?

Thanks




Hi Taxbert,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

You should never have more than one active antivirus application installed and running or you will have conflicts and your system will not be protected. You mention that you are using Norton and AVG, so that is most likely the cause of the freezing.

What Norton product and version do you have installed? As long as you have a valid subscription to Norton AntiVirus or Internet Security (version 2006-2008) you are eligible for a free update to the 2009 version.

Please let me know which Norton product you have installed and I can assist you further.

Thanks,
Mike

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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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Need some help identifying the underlying issue. I have a Dell Inspiron 531 that came with Vista Home premium installed. Vista started giving me problems - wouldn't boot up or the computer will freeze while running any program, took ages to open a file when it did, etc. Did a chkdsk /r. The process would not complete and got stuck in step 5 of 5 for 2-3 days with very slow progress. So, decided to reformat the drive partition (full format) and install Win 7 home premium. no issues identified in drive format and Win 7 installed smoothly. But then Win 7 tries to download all the needed updates, install them and tries to re-boot. Freezes during reboot with Win logo and message Windows rebooting. I can see the hard drive LED is on so it has not gone in sleep mode.

So, not sure what is the main issue. Is my hard drive dying - but then it should have identified some issue during formatting. Is there some other issue with system files? Am I missing or do I have a corrupted file somewhere that is resulting in the issue? Have run memory checks before installing Win 7 - no issues identified. The hard drive is 300GB and I have 3GB of RAM. Any suggestion before I give up an trash the system. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 install freezes on reboot

Welcome to the forums smsriv!

Did you follow all the points in this tutorial when you installed Win7? Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Also when downloading/installing multiple updates just pick ten or so and do them in small batches. After a new installation you could have literally hundreds of updates and sometimes they get a little "lost" , if left on their own.

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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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Hi there, hope you can help,
 
My pc freezes, will not respond to controls, and has to be reset. The only common factor is that it happens whilst playing World of Tanks.
It isn't a frequently occurring problem - maybe once or twice a month. But I am worried that it is affecting my pc adversely.
 
I have checked my GPU temp, and it isn't showing any spikes or problems there that I can see.
 
Sorry if I am not providing much useful info to start with, but I'm somewhat of a novice to tech support forums.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
 

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Hello -

I have an Alienware Area-51 and I've had an ongoing problem were my system just comes to a complete halt. There isn't really a pattern to it. Sometimes it occurs while browsing the web, and other times while playing games.

I've thought for a while that it might be a driver issue, but all of them are up-to-date. However, my Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer (needs replaced) might be the cause of it. I've had multiple problems with it and have done many clean installs. Creative doesn't seem to release updates very often. Usually when my system stops, there's a weird sound that just keeps going until I manually turn of the computer via the power button. Sometimes it's a high-pitched beep, sometimes it's a pattern of repeating sounds. Both come from the speakers and not the CPU. I should also note that I've physically taken out the sound card and re-installed it to ensure the connection was okay.

I've also thought it could be that it might be overheating. I've been monitoring the cores' temperatures. They seem to stay in the range between 48?C-58?C. Unfortunately, many times when the system freezes, I have something up fullscreen which covers up my temperature monitor in my notification area so I can't see the exact temp at that time.

To add to the the possibility of it being a heat issue, the freezes tend to happen later in my sessions. Sometimes it lasts 5+ hours, others, maybe 2. I've noticed that when I'm playing system-intensive games, there seems to be a... Read more

Answer:System freezes; have to manually reboot

Welcome!

If you suspect a heat issue, download Speedfan and check your temps out.

To eliminate the possibility of a sound card issue, try removing the card, and see if the problems go away.

You can also try uninstalling the drivers in Device Manager, reboot, and let Windows automatically install the drivers.

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I have a HP Pavillion A656x -AMD Athlon XP 2.10GHz -1g RAM -160 GB Seagate HD-NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256mb video card-Power Supply Antec Model TPII-430 430WpsAbout 3-4 months ago my computer started freezing a lot, we tried every spyware removal tool and ran virus scans and the whole 9 yards, it was so bad that Norton would crash the computer when trying to install it. Finally we reinstalled Windows XP SP2 and all was great for about an hour then it started freezing again.When it freezes the whole computer locks up I get this little tiny two or three inch long thin white line in the middle of the screen. Also, I read that if you can press the Num Lock key and the light blinks on and off that I should give it a minute, but my num lock key just stares at me. Nothing works, mouse freezes, keyboard freezes, and I have to hard boot with the power button to restart. It does it all the time (surfin the net, listening to music ect) but it does it MOST while playing the java based online game Runescape. I'm a huge gamer and I've abused my compy with the Sims2, and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 all of my settings surpass min requirements for gameplay and I can use optimum graphic settings w/o any type of lag. While playing these games this is the ONLY time the computer DOES NOT freeze and that makes me think its NOT the video card. Also my CPU while running Runescape sits about 85-90% and constantly maxes out at 100%, I don't know if this is a major problem because it is an online g... Read more

Answer:Comp Freezes And Must Do Hard Reboot

When you re-installed XP, did you also install the latest drivers for your video and audio cards?
Have you run checkdisk and then defragged recently?
Regards,
John

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Hi,

My HP Presario CQ62 acts strangely since last night. After playing videos and audios for a while, suddenly there is no audio when playing videos or audio clips and the system freezes and I turned it off. I just updated iTunes to the latest version and was syncing with the iPod. I also updated Avast free anti-virus to the latest version about 2 days ago. That was last night. This morning, I also experienced the same thing. I was also syncing using iTunes. I was using Chrome and after I closed it it would not start again. Then the system reboot itself. Recently I also use msconfig to uncheck HPMSGSVC.exe (and a few other options) because it was taking so much time to boot up.

What is causing this suddenly no audio problem, among others, I described. Windows froze again after I typed the last sentence. I shutdown and restart windows. This happens after 1-3 hours of use since last night. Your insight is very much appreciated.

Answer:No audio, system freezes, even reboot after a while.

Do a system restore to an earlier date b4 the trouble started.

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Hey anyone that is willing to help please do.I have an acer 5640 desktop on a windows vista OS. yesterday my computer froze after being idle for about 10 minutes. I wasn't actually using the computer at the time so i don't know when/how/why the computer froze. The mouse and keyboard were not responding so i powered off the computer using the power button. when i went to reboot the computer i got an error message saying that windows was shut down to prevent damage to the computer. I have tried and tried again to get the computer booted up and occasionally it will work but then freeze after maybe about 2 minutes tops (usually it only works for 30 seconds) I have tried to use the computer through safe mode and run chkdsk but the computer will not function long enough for the all the files to be downloaded. I also tried using a repair disc and running that first by pressing F12 and the cd will load and  the files will be read but then the computer will freeze before i can actually use the disc. The common error messages i get are "windows did not load properly this could be due to hardware problems... would you like to run windows repair or start windows normally" (in this instance i selected the repair mode but the computer would freeze before anything could happen and all i saw was a black screen) i also get the BSOD and the code i get is stop:0x00000078 (that 8 might be a B i'm not sure) with numerous other codes after it. Occasionally when i try ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes and won't reboot properly

Check your power brick. Could be falling over. If on battery when this has happend, try on full power. Could be battery with an intermittent problem.

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This is the second of the laptops with basically the same issue. The laptop runs well then all of the sudden it freezes without an error message. Then when I try to reboot, the power light comes on, the drive spins but the screen is black. If I try 10 or more times it will reboot. It will run fine until it freezes. I have run Symantec Antivirus, SpyBot S&D and AdAware. I have error checked and defraged. I am lost. Please help.Thank you in advance for the help!Here is the HP's info:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by GregoryR on 2008-07-12 19:11:06Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --13: 2008-07-13 00:11:25 UTC - RP51 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point12: 2008-07-12 16:25:41 UTC - RP50 - Installed Ad-Aware11: 2008-07-12 16:24:23 UTC - RP49 - Removed Ad-Aware 200710: 2008-06-25 01:35:44 UTC - RP48 - Restore Operation9: 2008-06-24 21:48:56 UTC - RP47 - Removed Apple Software Update-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-06-17 23:32:41 UTC - RP39 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as GRice.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:14:05 PM, on 7/12/2008Platform... Read more

Answer:Laptop #2 - Computer Freezes And Then Will Not Reboot

Hello and welcome to BCWe 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. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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Hello,
In the past week I've suddenly started having a lot of problems with my Gigabyte P35K-CF2 laptop (purchased in Dec 2013, OS Windows 8.1 64-bit). At any given time regardless of what I'm doing with it, the computer will freeze for a couple of minutes max. The mouse cursor still moves but I can't click anything and the keyboard won't respond.
In addition, during startup the computer may get stuck in a loop of errors and reboots (the errors include INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL). The startup time has also increased significantly from when the device was new, from sub 10sec to around half a minute. Also, today when I figured a fresh re-install of Windows might help, Windows' reset feature complained that the required partition is missing.
I've always installed updates via Windows Update and Gigabyte's Smart Update, and have never deleted anything from the boot SSD's Windows folder. Up until now the laptop has been fantastic and I've really enjoyed using it, but now I'm at a complete loss. Please, can you help me get my laptop back into working condition?
Sincerely,
DrDivi, Finland
 
EDIT: Just now I had a BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (iaStor.sys), could this be a hint of what needs to be done?

Answer:Freezes and error/reboot loops

Hello,Please see my previous question "Freezes and error/reboot loops" for the development of my current situation, which has gone from bad to worse.In short, the laptop (Gigabyte P35K-CF2) was constantly freezing and/or showing BSOD either during booting or when Windows was already running. A couple of times the BSODs specifically mentioned iaStor.sys, but mostly it was just inaccessible boot device or irql not less or equal. I couldn't even refresh or reset the system because the recovery partition could not be found.So, I finally tried resetting the Windows installation after changing the SATA configuration in BIOS from AHCI to IDE. The system was reset normally and I managed to install the first set of Windows updates, although the laptop now worked quite slowly. However, after downloading the 8.1 update I haven't managed to boot Windows at all whether in IDE or AHCI mode. Now it doesn't BSOD but won't load Windows either. Is the booting SSD dying or something? Is there anything that can be done? Sincerely, DrDivi, Finland

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There is a computer in one of my buildings which appears to start up normally. The thing appears to run normally for about ten minutes then freezes or hangs. Won't Ctrl-Alt-Delete, pulling power plug and re-attaching after 10 seconds then attempting to cold boot seems to have no effect. I can hear the fan whirring, though sometimes it makes a lot of noise (when it boots ok and works,) but I can get no video. This happened before and someone decided to replace the monitor, which I knew then was not the problem. Question: Bad Video Card? Or what else might it be?
 

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