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Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

Question: Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

Hello, I've been having this problem for a little while now, and I figured this would be the right section to post it in (if not, please feel free to move it). This is the problem I've been having. While playing a 3D game, after a short while, one of 3 things will happen :1. The screen goes completely black and I'm left with no choice but to restart my computer.2. Similar to number one, except now the screen has random blocks of crazy colors all over, and I'm still left with no choice but to restart.3. The computer saves me the trouble of having to hit the power button, and just goes ahead and instantly restarts itself (screen goes black for a sec, and then I'm on the start up screen).And one more problem that I've chosen to separate from those 3; sometimes my computer just completely freezes and I need to restart. This happens seemingly randomly, at any time.I suspect this has something to do with a new video card I installed recently. I've had those 3 problems a bit before, but they are occurring much more frequently with the new card, and the random freezing thing is something new. So perhaps I installed it incorrectly, or its in some way not compatible with my system? I don't know, thats why I come here to ask you guys, any ideas whats going on?Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200**Might be worth noting that I did not purchase this hardware, it was given to me by a friend, therefor I have no documentation or disc with it**Misc System info :Windows XP service pack 2AMD Athlon XP 2.13 GHz1.00 GB of RAM

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Answer: Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

If it is a used card i would install it in another machine....same symptoms and the card is dying....

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Hi,Was researching this problem for a while and was hoping someone could help me out.Basically:For a while I've been getting Monitor Shut off (with computer frozen) at random times, but more often when I am either playing a game or launching one.This was usually solved with me resetting a computer. However, today I was updating my windows (as I deleted created a separate 'brand new' windows on another part of my hard drive (to test if it is the software that is giving me trouble).Anyway, as I was updating windows at night - I came back in the morning to this:Problem Event Name: Blue ScreenOS Version: 6.1.7601. ID: 2057BCCode: 9fBCP1 0000000000000003BCP2 FFFFFA80076DA060BCP3 FFFFF80000B9C58BCP4 FFFFFA800A8D91D0OS Version 6_1_7601Service Pack 1_0Product 768_1I would really appreciate any help.Just diagnosing the problem would be great.

Answer:Screen shuts off, computer Freezes at game launch/randomly

Hi,What you may be dealing with is an incompatible game and OS. Do you know whether the game is 16 or 32 Bit architecture? And the Bit depth of your OS is what?For example, the popular pinball game Space Cadet worked great on Windows XP, even though its a 16 Bit game, because Windows XP contained a mechanism to make a 16 Bit application appear as a 32 Bit app to the OS. But the same game often times won't work on Windows 7 systems because the OS has no means of converting a 16 Bit app to a 32 Bit compatible application.If its not a game issue then the two options that are most likely at cause are a memory chip gone bad or an OS that's been corrupted in some way. I recently had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch because a USB power surge corrupted some critical system files (fortunately, the files were self-healing once I found the proper ones).Check those things out and let me know how you fare.Regards,BearPup

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My computer has been randomly dying when i play graphic intense games. (Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, etc) The monitor says no signal and goes to standby and the sound plays the last sound playing for a few loops. I need to hold down the power button to turn it off. Sometimes after this happens the computer refuses to turn on afterwards, i would have to try a couple of times.

I have tried booting with only 1 of the 2 ram sticks (for both) and came with the same results. If the computer was already able to boot, it will. If it wasn't, it wont. I do not have an extra video card to test, and do not want to buy one until i know it REALLY is the problem.

Any input/ suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

My computer:
Windows XP
Asus A8V-Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Ver. 08.00.09
AMD Athlon 3400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256mb
1536 MB RAM (mixed of 512mb value-select corsair and 1g generic brand)
520W power supply

Answer:Computer dies randomly in games

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Yes i know there has been many many issues like the title says
i have attached the dxdiag that i just did right now

i have a 450 wat psu
a p4 3.0 ht tech cpu
a ati sapphire x800 gt
80 gig wd600
and a asrock 775 m/b
win xp home legit

now what is happining is when i play a game at a completly random time could be 5 sec could be 5 hrs the computer would just shut its self off not go threw the shut down stages just power down i thought that i had a heating issue but when i took it up to work (i used to work at a computer shop) they said that my temps were normal cpu was like 125 f and my video was 88c
i do not have a voltage tester to see if my psu is good or not but when it shuts down i have to remove power for a few seconds to get it to let me turn it back on.

i have looked and i have 0 minidumps soooo if yall want one im sorry i cant provide it

Answer:I play a game and my computer dies

any one please help

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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I have had my 3000 N100 Thinkpad for around 2 years now and after a year and a half I realised the Battery was no longer charging, soon after this happened my Laptop would just die randomly, when I say die I mean there is no shutdown screen  it is as iff all power to the p.c. suddenly stopped.At first I though it must be a Virus but after numerous scans and re-installing Windows the problem re-occured, Today I opened the P.C. and checked the fan as I thought maybe it was over heating and eventually giving in, I was relieved to see a load of dust and used the vacumn to clear the fan.I thought that would fix the problem but now if anything it seems worse, I know the battery is dead as the charge level is 0 and the battery indicator on the front of the laptop flashes 5 times organge before disappears completely...In a Final attempt I have disconnected the battery completely and am now running it only on the power adapter, I don't know if this will work but I need to do something...What could cause a problem like this, all of my settings are correct my power settings are set to always on with no hibernation.Any help will be wonderful.Thanks
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Answer:Computer dies Randomly (Battery also dead) [PICS]

Maybe the battery just went bad. The only way I can think of to test it would be to try the battery in another Lenovo 3000 or to try a new battery in your Lenovo 3000.

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I have recently wiped my system clean from my hdd and installed windows 10 on an ssd and am using the hdd as a storage.
I had run Windows 10 perfectly fine before wiping(When an older version of windows 10 was installed onto my hdd). After the wipe and installing, I have been experiencing random freezes about 40-70minutes into using the computer. Whether I'm watching a video, playing a game or just using the comp, it freezes everything.

When it freezes, I cannot access the taskbar, task manager or anything and need to hard reset it. However if I was playing a game, I could hear the audio from the game perfectly fine, I could move in game and shoot but the screen as well as any other program open would still be frozen.

Going idle, I would usually come back to a frozen screen, or a norton boot repair tool that shows up when my computer freezes.

Things I have tried to fix this issue:
1)Set Link State Power Management off in my power settings. Set turn off hard dist after to 0 minutes.
2)Reinstalled windows through "Reset my PC"
3)Uninstalled graphics drivers with DDU and installed it again through safe mode.
4)Did the sfc /scannow command in command prompt as administrator.
5)Did a windows system memory diagnostics.
6)Tried using the computer in safe mode, but it still freezesafter a while.
7)Ran the computer with 1 of 2 ram sticks in to see if it was a problem with the ram.
8)Cleaned CPU fans, reapplied thermal paste.
Anyone have any clue on how to fix it?

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Computer Specs
-Manufacturer, Cyberpower
-Windows 7 Home 64bit, Service Pack 1 (Legal copy)
-Gigabyte socket 1156 motherboard (unknown model)
-Intel Core i7 870 @ 2.93ghz (water cooled by Corsair H50)
-EVGA Nvidia GTX 295 4gb
-8gb Kingston ram (specifications and speed unknown)
-800 watt Corsair power supply (I don't know the other specs but it's brand new and definitely meets the requirements for all of my components)
-4 case fans in push pull setup (all 120mm and 60cfm)

My Problem
I have 2 problems with my computer, both of which require me to hold the power button down for 5 seconds to hard reboot (and I wait 30 seconds before turning it back on because I heard that was good somewhere...). My computer either:

A) randomly loses signal to the monitor, resulting in the monitor going to sleep while my computer is still on. When this happens, audio from iTunes continues to play normally, but I cannot pause it or control the volume which I can usually do from my keyboard. This leads me to believe that I have absolutely no control over my computer when my computer loses signal with the monitor. This can happen at any time... when I'm playing a videogame, browsing the internet, or when the computer is locked and I'm not using it at all.

B) randomly freezes. This locks up the computer completely and I am unable to move my mouse or control anything. I don't know if audio continues to play because this hasn't occurred while I've been listening to something on iTun... Read more

Answer:Computer randomly freezes AND randomly loses signal (Hardware issue)

This is my motherboard
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0)
though I'm not sure if mine is rev 1.0 or rev 1.1

I'm hoping that the issue isn't the CPU, Graphics Card, or Hard Drive, as those would cost me the most trouble / money.

Could it be an issue with the BIOS? I don't really know what that is or how it works.

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Myself, along with a couple of other people on this forum have been experiencing the exact same problem. I also found some other people on other virus help forums who have the same problem as well. This new ?virus? seems to be spreading, and no one seems to know what to do about it. It just started during the beginning of April.

The main problem is that my computer just keeps randomly freezing. It can happen every 10 - 15 minutes or even up to an hour. The computer just freezes and you can?t do anything except for seeing your mouse move around. Ctrl alt delete does nothing at all either. It just locks up and you are forced to manually turn off the computer and restart it. It is extremely frustrating. It all started during the beginning of April where my computer restarted on its own, then it just started freezing up.

I ran several anti virus programs, spy ware removal programs, and an AVG scan and could find nothing of any relevance. I even had a technician come to my house and he couldn?t find anything. He thinks that it?s the memory or ram, but I highly doubt that, my laptop is only like 2 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a new virus I believe and it is driving me insane, thank you!

I have ran a Malware Antimalware Bites scan, AVG, Ad Aware, Spybot, and SUPERAntiSpyware scans, all found nothing.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:31:35 PM, on 4/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (Win... Read more

Answer:Computer keeps freezing randomly, Freezes randomly and forced to restart

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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linked to antoher thread on this board. Everyone stopped trying to help there and I need help ...

Maybe this is a hardware issue?

Answer:Win XP randomly Dies

You can test the PSU with a multimeter. Do a search on the web and you will find info on how to do this. Also, make sure the memory you put in is good. Download memtest. You'll need to put it on a bootable floppy. Then boot from the floppy and run it. It will run continously. Leave that running overnight. If it is the memory it will tell you. And if it is a problem with Winxp you'll know it because the system won't have locked up. If it does lock up the problem isn't Winxp. But rather a hardware issue.

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So I found my old copy of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (OLD game) and I decided I wanted to experience some nostalgia.

I installed it and everything and it started like a charm. Once I started playing, my computer randomly shuts off. Just completely turns off, no warning, nothing.

I'm pretty sure that my computer is not overheating because I play StarCraft II on this computer and do not have any overheating issues. This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.

I have an HP HDX18 laptop computer. Here are its specs

I probably need to provide some other stuff to aid in finding the problem, but I do not know what else to provide.

Let me know what else I can provide to fix this.

Cheers! :D

Answer:Computer Shuts Down Randomly Playing a Certain Game

This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.Are tou sure that this game is Fully Compatible with Windows7 ??I run several very basic games on my XP that will not load or play on my Windows7 computer - - - -

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I'll be honest, I'm desperate.
My computer wont shut off no matter what I'm doing unless I'm playing video games.
No matter how many browsers or applications I have open, as long as they're not games, my computer wont shut off. I've already used software to monitor the temperature of my computer, and it isn't overheating.
I've opened my rig and cleaned it, still had the same problem.
It's progressively getting worse, too.
It use to do it every few hours, now it's doing it every 30 minutes of gaming.
I'm not overclocking or anything like that either.

Specs: (Using the software that was provided)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8310 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8107 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 200 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1892153 MB, Free - 1435177 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

If you could see me begging, I would be right now. I'm so out of ideas.

Answer:Computer shuts off randomly when I play a game, I need help.

I completely sure its your POWER SUPPLY.I had the same processor but different graphic card( nvidia gtx 750 ti)..I had the same problem.I bought a psu (700rs) which 450 watt written all over it but it didnt even used to give that much power.removed it Changed it with a antec 450 watt psu and voila im playing GTA !!!

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Every time i go to run a game for example BF3 and Skyrim my computer
just crashes and my screen goes black and my monitor goes on standby but
the computer is still running, and i cannot do anything apart from a
manual reboot. Minecraft runs for about 5 seconds and then the same
thing happens also, i downloaded the "OCCT" testing program, and when i
test my CPU it is fine, when i test my GPU my computer just crashes and
screen goes black and then also when i test my power supply the same
thing happens and my pc just crashes and the screen goes black. I was
running all of my games forever before today and have had no problems
what so ever, yesterday i was running bf3 in ultra and recording at the
same time and everything thing was perfect, just today this has randomly
started happening, i will put the stats of my pc below:
CPU - AMD FX 8150 Eight-core 3.6ghz
Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 560Ti
RAM - 16gb @ 1600mhz
PSU - 700w
Hard Drive - 2000gb (2tb)Additional Details
My computer is new, i built it about 2 weeks ago, all parts are new and i
have a 700w PSU! Ive been playing games on it for over a week, all fine
up till today! Im pretty sure everything is installed correctly and all
drivers are fine because it was working yesterday and for weeks. Ive
checked inside and all seems good, also tried updating drivers but all
up to date! Im really puzzeled as to how to fix this!
Can anyone please help me? Any advice and help would be much appreciated!

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When i play a game started with Age of conan and now world of warcraft my computer will randomly turn off its happening more offten and i only play world or warcraft now,its like the power has been unplugged, moniter still works fine so its not that kind of power source could it be my power supply or graphics card? CPU specs are nivida 8600 directx 10 capatible 1gb gpu, 2gb ram, core 2 duo. Also i tried to download Directx10for Aoc but i have windows XP so its prob not gonna work but i did download something that was suppose to make dx10 work for XP could that be the problem? Also the computer runs fine when im not playing a game. Its not overheating im pretty sure, i have a huge built in fan blowing right on the graphics card right beside a AC unit and it blows out cold air from the exhaust fan. please help

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Hi my Computer turns of randomly when i play a game called Alliance of Valiant Arms. It will just turn off at a random time. It never use to do this but now it does it alot... My computer has o viruses or spyware or anything. All clean.


Windows 7
32 Bit
4gb ram
Graphics: Nvida GeForce 9300 GE
Pc is Advent

Any other info let me know

Answer:Computer randomly turns of when playing a game

Advent Computers seem to have a number of different models. Which one is yours?

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

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

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

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Question: Y500 randomly dies

Hello, Borught a y500 on amazon a few months ago, its runs great. However, the laptop suddenly just dies randomly, no blue screen, no shut down menu. It just dies, I reboot and check event viewer and its says it crashed(kennel-power). So then I checked for viruses, ran scans for chkdsk, sfc /scannow, and memory diagnostics, everything was fine. It also didn't overheat since the laptop died without gaming at all. The barrtery was plugged in as well I reset windows 8 just to check if its the OS's fault. It just died again today. If it's a hardware issue, what can I do to find out what component of hte computer is wonky? Would the limited warranty help me?  

Answer:Y500 randomly dies

Hi yomanking,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
Am sorry that you?re facing this issue,
I?d like to help you with this case can you share with me the battery status is it plugged in and charging or not charging?
And I?d like to ask you when the machine shut off completely is it while working on the charger or the battery or both of them?
And can you tell me if you face this issue when you are using like a specific application?
Thanks and Best Regards,

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Hello. I am in need of advice once again. I'm staying at my uncles house who uses Keyon internet service so its like broadband with some sort of dish? Anyways...

The speeds were pretty random and slow. Spikes of 3000 pings and averages of 600. Updated the firmware (7 years old) and average is under a hundred now. However the internet still just completely dies for random amounts of time... 2 seconds to a few minutes. Pings timeout to google or yahoo but not my router.

As far as the setup goes, there is a dish or antennae they have aimed a little dish on the roof towards a few miles away. The "modem" is in a plastic box attached to it. The cable runs into literally the cheapest "splitter adapter" ive ever seen, which wont work if you hook up the modem line into "data out" and the router line into "data in", which confuses me in the first place. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Anyways, I tried wifi and wired connection. I didn't try to bypass the router completely but I don't think it will make a difference. I decided to get a ladder and look at the "modem" and I was a little shocked to say the least. I opened up the big plastic thing that stores it and it literally is just a piece of like motherboard mounted with one little screw, covered in ladybugs and cobwebs. So I sighed and just left it alone.

So now, average ping is very tolerable. 50-100. Speed is at about 2mbps which is fine. I just don... Read more

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I have a user with a dell latitude d620 laptop. Her external usb mouse stops working every few hours-- apparently when she's doing nothing out of the ordinary, the "installing new hardware" dialog comes up randomly, and when she cancels out of it, the mouse will stop working at a slightly later time. Even the red LED light on the bottom of the mouse goes out.

We've tried different models USB mice, attaching it directly to a USB port on the laptop, via the USB port on the laptop dock, and even with a USB->PS/2 adapter via the dock's PS/2 port.... all with the same results. Every time, when the mouse is working fine, it'll pop up the 'installing new hardware' dialog, and afterwards it just suddenly stops working.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on.

She's running windows xp sp3 with symantec endpoint, all the usual office software, really nothing out of the ordinary.

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Before i start, I am Running:

WinXP-Pro, Service Pack 3
2.22 GHz Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
2 Gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card

What appears to happen is that once in a blue moon, without any prior warning, the entire computer will lock up solid for about 15 seconds then black screen me and none of my input or output devices will work. That means, Mouse, Keyboard, sound, Monitors, etc. They all die simultaneously. The odd part is, the computer is still working as far as I can tell as the system doesn't even hiccup.

It WAS doing this more than it is now, however it seems to have reduced somewhat. I'm guessing that it has something to do with my power supply as me replacing the 350 watt supply with a 550 watt supply (for a completely different problem) seems to have reduced the occurence of this issue. Instead of happening once or twice a week it now happens once or twice every 2 or 3 weeks. It's still annoying when it happens. Anyone have any clue?

Answer:windows randomly dies

When you boot back into your machine...check the event logs and see whats happening just prior to the failure. If you can, check after a couple of occurrences and see if there are any similarities that might point you in the right direction. Anybody else have an idea?

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I just received my new X1 Carbon yesterday. When I booted it up the first time the computer died after I set up username and password in Windows. Next time the same screen appeared but the username was ofcourse taken already. I logged into windows and the computer died. After 10-20 HDD checks the computer logs into windows and I can install some software (Visual Studio etc), but then it just dies again. Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  I've tried to format and reinstall windows but it doesn't help, sometimes I can use it for one hour, and sometimes just for 10 seconds.  I can't really say that I can see a pattern in this whether I'm using the AC chord or not.. I've also done a memory check and a harddrive check without any errors. I guess I have to return it and wait for a new one.. really disappointing =(  Any ideas Lenovo? 

Answer:X1 Carbon randomly dies

>>  Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  When this happened to me on my PC a couple years ago, the problem was my one of my fans had died (either the power supply's fan or a system fan; can't remember which.) .  The system was shutting itself off as a defensive reaction to overheating.

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So as the title says i was playing Diablo 3 and my computer randomly turned off. I had no idea why as i was always able to run the game perfectly and my system does meet the system requirements. I cleaned my fan on my computer of dust to stop it from overheating if that was the problem but it still shut off within about half an hour of my playing.

I have no idea why its doing this. I have been playing this game for about a month and never had this issue. My system meets the requirements and i have no other issues with the game. Does anyone know what the problem is here? I am thinking its something to do with overheating but it makes no sense to me.

Answer:Solved: Computer randomly turns off, playing a game.

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Ok this problem is not as easy to diagnose as it would seem, to me anyway. I'll put it in bulletin form.
1. Randomly my computer shuts off/restards when playing League of Legends.
2. It has not happened when playing any other game, even games that take more resources to play. (I haven't tested this enough for it to be foolproof though)
3. Sometimes I'll go for 3 days without the error happening, other times it will do it so often I cant even load the launcher before my computer crashes.
4. It has only given me a blue screen once out of about 30 crashes and that screen only flashed for a solid second.
5. I have monitored my video card(which is only 4 months old, 9400 gt) and the heat doesn't go past 65 celcius while playing games. At idle its about 40.
6. My power supply shouldn't be the issue because I've used a 9600 gt for a year before it broke (not sure what the cause was though).
7. I sent my computer through the 3Dmarks stress test simulation and it doesn't crash.
8. I downloaded Everest and ran it while playing and everything looks the same as my brothers computer which is identical to mine(keep in mind I'm not entirely sure what most of the stuff on this program means).
9. I've scanned my computer for virus's and even ran combofix at one point which turned up nothing.
10. I use a wireless-g linksys router. Both my brother and I use the same adapter type. When my computer goes to crash i'll have a few sho... Read more

Answer:Computer shuts off/restards randomly when playing one game

you can disable a restart after the error, so you can get the blue screen code.
you didn't specify which OS you are using, for xp:

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
5. Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Since you said you changed video cards in the past, you might want to properly uninstall any drivers, and reinstall new ones using Driver Sweeper.
Run the program to remove any nvidia related display drivers. Reboot, run it again just to be sure, reboot, then reinstall the new drivers.

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Okay so lateley my computer has start hanging just randomly. Everything just freezes and I can't do anything else than restarting my computer.

The thing is that it can freeze while I'm not doing anything that will take a lot of the percentage of the RAM and the CPU. For example it freezes sometimes while I'm using my web browser and nothing else than my web browser.
I can run a lot of programs without getting any freeze, the thing is that the freeze just comes randomly after some time.

This started to happen some weeks ago... I haven't changed any parts or anything... Checked all the cables and vacuumed inside. Still the same result.
The computer was completeley normal before this happened, the computer is custom builded and I've been using it for almost 1 year without any problems.

Computer Specifications:

CPU: intel core i5-2500k 3500MHz
RAM: Kingston Hyperx 2x4 GB
Harddrive: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 500 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 series
Power Supply: Chieftec A85 650W
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
CD/DVD Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S ATA Device
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Picture of my BIOS

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DXDIAG Infromation

System Information
Time of this report: 9/15/2012, 20:37:54
Machine name: LARS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: Swedish (Regional Set... Read more

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I had Windows XP Pro - computer kept freezing randomly...different programs. Had to restart to get any response.Replaced Video card and hard drive. Plenty of power and space. Reloaded the hard drive with programs etc. and installed Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Still freezing. Small "zippp" sound, then the computer stalls. Just playing MSN games or checking email.


Answer:Computer freezes randomly

I'd start by running one of these memory diagnostics for at least two hours. They should run error-free as long as you let them run.
Microsoft Memory Diagnostic


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Hello everyone,

I'm having an issue with my PC that has troubled me for quite some time now. The computer will freeze at random times, like hardware lag, and then return to normal. During the freezing, the HDD activity light stays solid yellow, unlike the normal flickering. Depending on what I was doing at the time, it lasts around 30 seconds and then everything is normal. In video games, when it often does this, it will speed up and fast forward through what happened while it was frozen, as if someone paused it and then hit the fast forward button to catch up.

It mainly only happens while I am playing a game or watching a fullscreen movie. Sometimes it will happen when I'm just on the Internet or even doing nothing. I can almost always replicate the issue by playing a fullscreen game and having Facebook open in the background.

I've done numerous tests on the various hardware and everything has came out fine. I'm not sure what it could be.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286065 MB, Free - 77052 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 290161 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA , 121-BL-E756, Tylersburg,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

Things I've tested:
Video stress test
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Hi all,

As of late, one of my computers (Windows 7, 64-bit) has been randomly freezing up. When this happens, I hear a crackle from my speakers, and my USB mouse and keyboard get disconnected (their lights get turned off, so I'm assuming that's the case), and the screen just freezes so it isn't just the mouse/keyboard getting disconnected. This happens on different times - two shortly after startup, one while on a page that uses Flash (I use Chrome, if that's helpful), and one while using a format converter.

Going through the event logs, the only event that seems to be related to this is one saying that the computer had been improperly turned off at the time this happened. No other errors that could've caused this could be found. I have a suspicion that it may be an issue with the GPU, since I recently saw a notification saying that my video card's driver recovered from an error, and Photoshop has been crashing as of late due to GPU-related problems.

Anyways, I would really appreciate it if the problem can be pinpointed, and what steps I should take to fix it. Thank you so much!

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Seems to be happening more frequently now, and I've added another suspect: the wireless adaptor I'm using. The computer froze again after booting up and clicking on the "Network" link in Explorer. Also, the adaptor itself seemed to be disabled at bootup since the computer said that no connections were available - I had to unplug and reconnect the adaptor before connecting to the network.

Currently in safe mode. No errors again other than the unexpected shutdown one. No dumps created either.

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I have been using my computer for almost 3 months. I built it myself (see below for specs). I have WinXP Pro w/SP2

My computer freezes at random times. It occures when I play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, when I am online, anytime it wants to. I don't think it is a RAM problem because since completion, I have added another 512MB. I don't think it is power because I have a 350W and I am only using about 250W.

I really need a reliable computer. It would PO me a lot if I was working on something major and lost it.


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So some background: My PC is an Acer build;
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core,
nVidia 8600GT
Vista OS.

Recently it started freezing up: The computer doesn't seem to be doing much when this happens, but the desktop is completely unresponsive, and the keyboard/mouse stop working 50% of the time (and when they don't stop working it's useless anyway).

To try and solve this myself, I've done the following:

Run Spybot S&D in safe mode after updating
Run Memtest86
Run a program that tested my GPU's VRAM
Updated GPU and Sound Card drivers
+ A couple other things that I've forgotten.

There are no crash dumps or similar to give you, because the PC requires a hard reset (i.e. hold the power button for 5 seconds), this isn't a BSOD.

Before you ask, prior to this happening I don't think I installed/updated anything (that I'm aware of)... The computer had been getting a bit weird though; for example explorer.exe kept crashing on start up.

I'm happy to give more details/try anything out that you suggest. Thank you a lot in advance; I don't have loads of money so I'd rather get this solved myself than take it to an expert if I can. :)

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes Up... Help!

Hi Motig,

Try performing a "Check Disk Repair" and see if that works out for you. Here is the link to the check disk repair instructions: Check your hard disk for errors

Also, I recommend testing your computer hard-drive for any errors. Download the "HDD Diagnostics Utility" from your HDD manufacturer's website. Put the program onto a CD, boot the computer to the CD, and test your computer HDD for any errors.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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(Wasn't sure what to put this under but chose Windows 7 because that's what i'm using)
Hi all, I have a problem with my PC that has been bugging me for sometime now, it seems I've tried everything I can think of but nothing helps. Before I get started I'd like to point out I'm quite computer savvy, I made my own, others for friends, and done numerous upgrades. So it's fair to say I know my way around a PC.

So, basically what is happening is that sometimes my computer just locks up and freezes, nothing responds, all audio cuts out, and the screen just stays on whatever it was just on and everything is in a standstill. No keyboard commands or anything works so I have to restart my PC using the on/off button. These freezes are completely random, sometimes it will happen 5 minutes into logging in, others it may go a couple of days without happening. But usually I'm getting one or two per day, sometimes even three. I thought I had fixed the problem last night, but alas, it froze on me 30 minutes ago.

So what I've done, firstly I was certain it was a RAM issue, as apparently having two sticks with different timings can cause this. So I manually put in the timings, voltage, and frequency to their correct numbers and took them of 'Automatic'. Still that didn't work, so I removed one stick and ran on one, it froze so I swapped, and it froze again (I've been trying to fix it for a month or so now). I've installed a hotfix that... Read more

Answer:Computer randomly freezes, tried everything!

You changed key components.

If you did not clean install...then the problem is the hard drive (with drivers/settings which no longer apply).


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This all started several months ago. I started having periods of time when the computer would run VERY slowly. I am talking about 3 minutes to change screens. That was on the internet or not. Anything I clicked on would take forever to open. It seemed like something had to be running or updating or scanning, but I could not find anything. This would last for 24 hours or so, then would stop and all would be normal for several days. I did every scan I could think to do and finally used the Windows Live scan. Nothing was found, but finally it just stopped doing it.

Then, my computer started getting hot! It would actually burn me if I sat in on my lap. I was using a cooling pad under it, but it got so bad that it started shutting down. I researched that and found a post about updating the bios to fix this problem. I did that and it seemed to work well. The overheating stopped.

Then, just as that stopped being a problem, this freezing problem started. it does not matter what I am doing, internet or not, it just locks and nothing will work. You can not use the CTL/ALT/DEL, can not move the mouse cursor, nothing! You have to hold the power button and turn it off that way. Sometimes I can boot up and work for 2 hours or more with no freeze. Many times it only works for about 1 minutes before freezing. Occasionally, it even freezes while booting. It seems a bit worse when on the internet, but it happens randomly. I have tried all the scans again. I h... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes randomly and often

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

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Okay, so ive been looking everywhere for a solution but no success (to my knowledge).

Last December I bought a new gaming computer in pieces from NewEgg and a case for them. The case ended up having terrible cable management and only a few small fans (the case was pretty tiny). I ended up having to take off the side window and point a fan into it everytime I wanted to game because it was overheating. This solution worked. My problem was my computer would black screen, beep, then restart from boot menu.

Now I bought a new case. It is huge, has more than enough room for my parts, great cable management, and has a **** ton of fans (both intake and exhaust).

The new problem is it just freezes (every few hours, but still annoying): no black screen, no beep, no restart. I dont think it could be a heat issue anymore. I have tried checking disk, complete virus scan, making sure there isnt any other virus protection interfering with my current one (Microsoft Essentials). Please if any of you have a solution or recommendation let me know! I believe my computer was hooked up properly since the friend who did it has done it several times in the past, but if there is a specific issue inside that you might know of, please offer that to me as well. Thanks!

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

What is the power supply's make and model number?

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Since i installed my new memory, my computer has been freezing for a second and then resumes constantly. This is a major pain when image editting and playing games. I had 2 32m chips in my computer and i add 2 64m chips (i had to take out one of my 32's because i onlt have 3 slots). Is there someway i can fix this?

Answer:computer randomly freezes

Try different combinations with the chips. You may have a compatibility problem. I would start by taking out the 32 and seeing if it works.

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My computer randomly freezes during windows xp and even during before start up. I have scanned for viruses and spyware, defrag hard drive, checked for errors, cleaned registry, dled updated drivers and windows updates that didn't work. Then i reinstalled windows xp, still it freezes. I thought it would be the power supply so i bought a new thermaltake power supply 430 watt, still didn't work. Checked my motherboard temperatures it says: MB Temp - 39c/75f, CPU Temp - 39c/102f. But what i noticed is some of the things in the bios settings i cannot edit it. Like the:

Advanced Chipset Features


These are the ones that have an X mark on them:

X Memory timings - Optimal
X SDRAM Active Precharge Delay - 6
X SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay - 3
X SDRAM RAS Precharge Delay - 3
X SDRAM CAS Latency - 2.5T
X CPU Vcore - 1.650 V

Power Management Setup

X Time (hh:mm:ss) of Alarm 2:0:0

PnP/PCI Configurations

X PCI IRQ Resources Exclusion

Advanced Bios Settings

X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) - 6
X Typematic Delay (Msec) -250

Also couple of months ago i flashed my bios settings, updated it.

I use Pheonix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

My Specs:

Athlon Xp 2400 Processor
Ultra PC3200 1024 MB RAM
Thermaltake PSU 430 Watt
256mb Geforce 6600 AGP

What could be the problem? I've tried everything.. Please help. My pc has been stuck in my head these few days and i want it to be fixed.... Read more

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Im a n00b on this forum, and dont know a whole lot about computers. I only know the basic's to taking a computer apart and putting it back together. Okay, well on with the problem. I've had this computer for quite some time now, and a while ago, it started freezing. Ive been working on it for about a month trying to figure out the problem myself. I've tried using different RAM chips, ive tried different PSU's, ive tried different HDD's, and ive reinstalled windows countless times. The computer will freeze usually about 10 or so minutes after start up, with no BSOD or crashing. The whole system just locks up and i cant do anything except turning it off. Sometimes (very rarely) it will stay on for more than an hour without problems. I have also started up in safe mode, and the computer works fine in safe mode. I need to fix this computer ASAP because i gave it to a friend thinking it would work. Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer Freezes Randomly

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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I have recently reinstalled my computer with new motherboard, memory, cpu. Shortly after I installed everything, my computer starts to freeze randomly. I have to restart it every single time( Ctrl+alt+del doesnt work, nothing pops, it just freezes). It seems to be on a random timer, sometimes it freezes after 4-5hours, sometimes 15min, most of times are in between. I have scanned my computer, no virus at all. Ive checked the event view, and just as I thought, after every freeze, a new system error pops in the event view, it says" The Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service." I have no printer installed, eventho I have one, Im not using it at all, I disconnected it from my computer too. So I did a abit research on google, learned how to stop the printer spool, so I did, but the random freeze did not stop, instead it doesnt pop any new system error after each freeze anymore. I really hope someone can help me with this, randomly freezing can really annoy you sometimes. Thx.

My spec:
System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3.
Computer: Intel(R)Core(TM)Duo CPU E7300 @2.66GHz 2.67 GHz, 3.25 GB of Ram Physical Address Extension.
Graphic Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GTS
Memory: 4GB
Powersupply: 450w
BTW, Im a noob when it comes to computer :X

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

bump for answer, thx

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My computer seems to randomly freeze especially when using IE or firefox i can hit cont, alt del i start task manager it then works fine but will do it again in a few minutes.

Answer:computer freezes randomly

What are you doing when it freezes?  Have you installed any programs or done any changes to your machine?  What kind of computer is it? 

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Every so often the screen just randomly freezes, and I can't do anything. The mouse cursor doesn't move, CTRL+ALT+DELETE doesn't work, everything is completely stuck. I'm usually browsing the Internet when it happens, but once it happened just after booting up when I was moving the mouse on the Username screen.

I'm not sure whether it's a problem with the computer or the monitor. The monitor fell to the floor a while ago which makes me think it could be that (although it worked fine for up to a month after it happened), plus sometimes when I try to boot up right after I've had to turn it off when it's froze, the monitor doesn't work it all. It stays on the standby orange light although the computer sounds like it's starting up fine. On the other hand, when it's froze, the Num/Caps/Scroll Lock lights on the keyboard don't work either. Is there anyway I can figure out whether it's the computer or the monitor?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) processor, x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 383 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39197 MB, Free - 15078 MB; M: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 558965 MB;
Motherboard: , VT8366-8233
Antivirus: None

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So my windows vista pc just freezes randomly and this has only happened in the past couple of days. When it freezes i cant do anything and i have to restart my computer. I have no idea what to do and i could really use some help. Thanks for your time.

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I just finished building a new computer for a client, and it was quickly returned to me for repair. The machine is randomly freezing when routine tasks are performed, but not at others. For instance, I launched 100 browser windows and 100 excel windows, all running at the same time and everything worked fine. But, I might put a cd in and launch a browser window and it will crash. But, I might try it again and it will work fine. I have tried a fresh formatted reinstall of all software and the same problem comes up again. Below is a list of the specs for the machine. I have also tried running some benchmarking software, everything checks out fine as well. I am pretty much desperate at this point.

Specs include:
amd 2600+
512 MB DDR 2800 RAM
"Elite Group" socket A mobo
300 W Power supply/case
geforce 2 32MB graphics
floppy drive

windows 2000 pro
office 2000
Norton '03

Please help!!

Answer:New Computer randomly freezes

I switched the IDE cables around on the mobo. example: I had the hard drive plugged into channel 2 and the CD drive plugged into channel 1. I have not had any more problems since. Does this sound like a problem ***ociated with that?

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Hey guys, im having a problem with my computer where it will freeze at random times. When i mean freeze i mean, completely freeze, im not able to access task manager, or move my mouse, or even turn on/off num lock, everything just freezes and i have to restart my computer by holding my power button down. I have recently reformatted my computer completely to try to fix the problem, but it still freezes. I have also ran memtest for 9 passes and had no errors, so im kind of out of options. im sorry if im not very specific about my problem, but it is because im not really good with computers. if you guys have any other questions about my computer i can hopefully answer them. any tips or help would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer freezes randomly.

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.


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First time posting here...over the last couple of days my computer randomly freezes and i have to force reboot it happens at i checked the event viewer and it said The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
log name:system
Event ID:41
+ System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-03-09T18:00:02.940830400Z

EventRecordID 92678


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Phil-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
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Answer:Computer freezes randomly

It would be nice to be able to see your System Specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.

These annoying " gliches" may be caused by an overloaded hard drive, overworked CPU, Malware, running 2 AV 's, unnecessary data, Browser addons or you may have unnecessary programs running in the background etc....

What follows is a series of generic troubleshooting steps that you may care to try...

*Make sure all intake/exhausts vents are clean along with all fans.
Get some temp monitoring software for cpu, gpu.

* It could be a hard drive that is going bad or corrupted.
To check a hard drive See Check Disk...
Disk Check

* In an administrators account type cmd in search.
In cmd type sfc /scannow.
This will report and fix minor problems.
Take note of what is said at the end.
Should your computer freeze, try to do the tests in safe mode.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

* Go to search, type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers.

* Re Event Viewer ID 41. Most of us get this error every so often.
Keep it under observation.

* If overclocking, restore to original.

* Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Getting into Windows Safe Mode

*Clean boot. You may discover what is causing your problem.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

*Run a scan with Malwarebytes.
Please download the free version of Ma... Read more

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I have recently (within the past year) bought and built a gaming computer. I had windows 7 on it and it was working fine for like the first 6 months. Then it randomly started freezing usually while playing a game or watching a video and sometimes it makes a buzzing sound when its froze and sometimes it doesn't. The only way to unfreeze it is doing a hard reboot. I did a fresh install of windows 8.1 praying it was a software problem but it did not fix it. It even froze when I first tried to post this thread! (only window i has open was google chrome) I did memtest and the memory check out fine. I also checked my GPU with OCCTPT and it checked out fine then i tried to test my CPU with OCCTPT and it won't even get a minute into the test without freezing and the temp of the CPU doesn't even have reach 60 C before it freezes. so I don't believe it is a overheating problem. I've changed bios setting and loaded default settings and everything. Anyway I am stumped and asking for help. Any help is appreciated thanks.

COOLMAX ZU Series ZU-900B 900W
AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB
GIGABYTE GV-R929OC-4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011

Answer:Computer freezes randomly when doing anything.

Are you overclocking your videocard at all? I know that you said that you have tested your videocard, and your videocard maybe fine, but it does sound videocard related, it may just be driver related, I would suggest looking on some forums related to your videocard.

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So some background: My PC is an Acer build;
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core,
nVidia 8600GT
Vista OS.

Recently it started freezing up: The computer doesn't seem to be doing much when this happens, but the desktop is completely unresponsive, and the keyboard/mouse stop working 50% of the time (and when they don't stop working it's useless anyway).

To try and solve this myself, I've done the following:

Run Spybot S&D in safe mode after updating
Run Memtest86
Run a program that tested my GPU's VRAM
Updated GPU and Sound Card drivers
+ A couple other things that I've forgotten.

There are no crash dumps or similar to give you, because the PC requires a hard reset (i.e. hold the power button for 5 seconds), this isn't a BSOD.

Before you ask, prior to this happening I don't think I installed/updated anything (that I'm aware of)... The computer had been getting a bit weird though; for example explorer.exe kept crashing on start up.

I'm happy to give more details/try anything out that you suggest. Thank you a lot in advance; I don't have loads of money so I'd rather get this solved myself than take it to an expert if I can.

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes Up... Help!

This link may help you:

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Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 4500, XP SP2, Pentium 4 2.6 ghz, 512 ram that is freezing randomly. Sometimes right after boot up, sometimes after using it for 10 mins, next time 20. Nothing consistent. I have had numerous problems with this, which I have taken care of using this forum and others. I had to do a system repair, initially the system wasn't usable at all, then the usb ports wouldnt work, I have had a google update problem. All those are gone now, except for the random freezes. Where should I be looking now?

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Hello everyone. I'm having a very annoying issue with my system. The computer is freezing for 5-30 seconds randomly. I have a feeling it is my hard drive but I wanted to get some other opinions.

A more detailed description of the issue is the HDD activity light will turn to a solid yellow (instead of the flickering you can barely notice usually) and certain things will freeze. I can move my mouse around and sometimes even continue doing things on the Internet page I have open. I just can't open anything new and games will freeze.

After the little spike in hardware lag, everything goes back to normal and I can do everything just fine. It only happens a few times a day and I can replicate the issues by having too many programs open. It seems Facebook being open with pretty much any full screen application will do the trick. It usually takes about 5 minutes and it will freeze. Then I know I left Facebook open while I was playing a game and I shut it down. Then it usually doesn't do it again. This could be a memory issue?

There is no spike in CPU usage, no over heating, no voltage issues. I have updated everything, including the BIOS and CMOS. I have done CPU, memory, video card, and HDD tests. All of them came out perfectly fine. I have also ran a virus test with Avira. The only thing I can notice changing about the system is the HDD activity shoots through the roof.

At first I thought the issue was only during games, so I figured it was the video card. Then I narrow... Read more

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

Hi and welcome to TSF first is the a xp machine ? if so then try a clean boot to troubleshoot How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state
How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

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i originally posted under motherboards and what not but i probably should have posted it here. so here is the link to my problem. if you can help it will be much appreciated!!!
Unkown device and computer randomly freezes

Answer:computer randomly freezes.

For freezing problems, first thing I always wonder about is the Power Supply. What is the manufacture and exact model number of the power supply? What are the voltages as reported in BIOS?

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is in the correct place. My friend doesn't take very good care of his computer and is constantly asking for my help with it. For the most part I have been able to fix his system with help from this site. Unfortunately, his computer is really messed up now and I can't even localize the problem.

His computer just stops working. There is no particular program or event which sets it off. The screen locks up, the keyboard and mouse don't function. The computer itself is still on as I can see a light and here the power supply fan. Reseting fixes the problem for some amount of time. The computer can freeze after 10 minutes or 10 hours. 1 more odd behavior has to do with his computer accessing a wireless network. This computer has a wireless adapter which plugs into a USB port. On startup the computer may connect and other times I have to unplug the plug back in the adapter before it connects.

Ok, so I followed all the malware steps and am pretty sure he doesn't have a software problem. He did have a couple viruses but no spyware. I downloaded a temperature tester, a HD tester from Seagate, a MEM (microsoft beta)tester and all the test seemed to run fine. At this point I can't think of anything else to do. Any ideas?



Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Gotta love those rock solid freezeups!

In my experience its either a heat issue or CPU/motherboard. Open the case and verify fans are all still working. If its really dusty, blow it out. While you're in there, have a look at the mobo and check for burst capacitors (i've had this be the culprit a few times).

From a software standpoint you can check the error logs (although if its freezing, corresponding errors might not show up). You can see if the issue reoccurs in safe mode as well. If it does, the problem is likely not software related.

Good luck!

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Sometimes I will be watching a movie or something small and my computer will just randomly freeze. I am running a Dell XPS 700 with 4gb of ram and a Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPSs). My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX. I heard my computer had an excellent cooling system...any thoughts?

My computer does high-end things like video editing and gaming..And this isn't a freeze like it slows down, no. The computer just stops and I no longer lose control. I must reboot. It happens about once a day...

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

What OS are you using?

Try taking it down to runlevel 3 (Ctrl + Alt + F3) and running top (if you're using Linux) or checking your Task Manager (if you're using Windows) for processes using a lot of CPU.

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I'm new to the forum and hope I am posting in the right section.

I have an issue where my computer freezes randomly. I've done a lot of searches and it seems like problem can be anything from softwares to hardwares.

My problem does not have frequently. Once it happened right after I started windows and just browsing through files (in first 5 min since boot). Other times it happened after 6+ hours of using computer and gaming. More often, it freezes every once in a long time.

What happens is screen freezes and I can't move anything. My computer doesn't make any louder noises and just stops being active.

I have reinstalled the windows, tried using it without any drivers except video card but still happened after hours of gaming.

This is a newly assembled computer and is stressing me out very much.

Here are my computer specs:

CPU: AMD 64 x2 Toledo 4800+
RAM: 4 sticks of Corsair valueselect 3200 1Gig (512mb a stick) two dual chan
Graphic Card: Leadtek Winfast 7900GT 256mb
PSU: Antec Truepower 2.0 500 Watts

All parts are brand new.

I used to have BSOD problem with this comp (right after assemly) but went after I uninstalled the NFROCE firewall.

I no longer have BSOD problem but comp still freezes once in a while.

Any ideas? I would like to get this solved before my school starts next week.

Answer:Computer freezes randomly, help!

Is the inside of your computer hot? Download speedfan and check. Computers can get jittery when they are extremely hot.

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So for the past month or so my computer has been periodically freezing, sometimes half an hour after start up and other times it can be fine for a full day of use. The freezing leaves my computer in a fully unresponsive state (pressing caps locks on my keyboard does not light up the LED) and the only option I have is to restart it by holding down the power button.

I've tried several things after browsing several forums, the things I've tried include:
- Testing for bad RAM, test come back fine and as a further measure I have taken one stick out and tried using just one but I crash, same for the other stick
- Updating all drivers
- Checking for malware (using malware bytes) and a general virus scan (Trend micro Titanium)
- Scanning and fixing registry errors (using freeware programs) (this seemed to do the job as I was able to run perfectly fine for several hours, but then my PC froze
- Monitoring heat/CPU usage (the highest any component gets to is 45C at the time of freezing)

I'm not sure if there is any relation but it generally only happens while running Google Chrome, Hearthstone or Dayz. Yet I can play Guild Wars 2 (known to be very CPU intensive) for 6+ hours and have no freezing occur (same for most steam games)

Any and all help is very much appreciated, as freezing occurring with University assignments quickly approaching is not going to be fun.

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

What programs did you use for your registry scans?

Are you sure your memory specs in My System Spec. is correct.
Do you mean 1333

Memory Corsair 16GB DDR3 666Mhz (2x 8Gb sticks)

Memory: 4?240pin DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 up to 32GB

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I am running a Dell desktop that is about a year old.  For about the last two or three days, it will lock up randomly in various applicayions or just on the desktop.  System Recovery did not fix the problem.  I am using Norton Security Suite from Comcast and it has not shown any problems.  I am kinda inexperienced at this so any direction you can give me would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link.

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Hi -I am running Vista Home Basic  32 bit.  My computer runs slower than it used to.  Recently it has began to freeze randomly.  I can not detect any pattern to what might be causing the problem.  However I don't know much about computers.  When I turn the computer on the background picture comes up and I ask for Internet Explorer.  At that time the three bars at the top come up but the rest of the page stays blank.  Sometimes if I leave it alone for 15 minutes or more and come back the page has filled out and I can go on to other things.  After I have gone to other things (checking the e-mail, etc. ) it works OK for a while and then it might freeze for a few minutes.  The problem seems to be getting more often.  I ran avast Antivirus, Malwarebytes, and Superspyware.  All three found 0 defects.  Sometimes I get a message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"  Once in order to get on the computer I taped on F8 and used "Last best configuration" and that worked but did not solve the problem.                                                        Broni suggested I run HiJackThis. i ran it the best I could.  Sometimes the answers I got I could not match with your instructions.  However I got logs which I will put at the end of thi... Read more

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Hi -Here are the logs for my previous message:I should have read farther.Thank you   Bob[recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

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For the last two or three weeks my computer has been freezing up. Num Lock won't work and not a loose wire or the such. I have run HijackThis and it is below. Don't know of any new software or hardware changes that could of caused this. Also ran Norton System works and ran HDTune and didn't see anything out of the ordinary.
Thanks in advance.....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:51:09 AM, on 4/1/06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Automatic Update\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\borland\interbase\Bin\IBGuard.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes Randomly

Looks like you got some spyware, run a spyware scan.

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Okay so lateley my computer has start hanging just randomly. Everything just freezes and I can't do anything else than restarting my computer.

The thing is that it can freeze while I'm not doing anything that will take a lot of the percentage of the RAM and the CPU. For example it freezes sometimes while I'm using my web browser and nothing else than my web browser.
I can run a lot of programs without getting any freeze, the thing is that the freeze just comes randomly after some time.

This started to happen some weeks ago... I haven't changed any parts or anything... Checked all the cables and vacuumed inside. Still the same result.
The computer was completeley normal before this happened, the computer is custom builded and I've been using it for almost 1 year without any problems.

Computer Specifications:

CPU: intel core i5-2500k 3500MHz
RAM: Kingston Hyperx 2x4 GB
Harddrive: WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 500 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 series
Power Supply: Chieftec A85 650W
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
CD/DVD Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S ATA Device
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Picture of my BIOS

Picture 1

Picture 2

DXDIAG Infromation

System Information
Time of this report: 9/15/2012, 20:37:54
Machine name: LARS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: Swedish (R... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes Randomly

Welcome to TSF kemkoi.

Can you collect the needed data by carefully going through the steps in the BSOD sticky and upload the resulting zip file please:

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I am using my computer normally, when all of a sudden it will either:
a) Shut Down
b )Freeze Up Indefinitely
    1) Usually forever when I'm gaming, and for a few minutes otherwise.
a) Only happened once...
Intel Core i7
16GB Ram (Not sure what brand/model but I will find out if necessary)
Motherboard probably not important, tried three different kinds, all different manufacturer.
Currently using ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
Nvidia Geforce 650 Video Card
I probably should run some kind of tool for a log... but I have no idea what it's called.

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

This can be caused by a number of things. The fact that it happens after heavy gaming use means it could be the CPU overheating. It could also be a system memory issue, but with 16 GB of RAM, that's unlikely -- unless some of that system memory has gone bad.
Do you get any sort of error code, or does it just totally freeze up? Same with the shutting down, do you get an error code or blue screen first?
If you go to the search bar and type in Reliability Monitor, click "View reliability history", do you see any red Xs (critical events)? If you do, click on them -- what do they pertain to?

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this is my last out cry for help

i have a dell demension E310 computer,SP3, everything stock except for the ram

i recently have been having these freezing problems
it seems to be completly random and out of nowhere.
i could be doing anything and the computer would just freeze
the mouse and keyboard would still be operational
numlock would switch on and off but nothing would respond
my only choice would be to reboot the comp by holding the button down
if playing a game everything freezes and the sound skips
any clue whats going on?

Answer:computer freezes randomly

Have you done anything prior to the freezing? Anything you can remember that might be causing this?

When did you upgrade the RAM? Have you tested the RAM lately?

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Hey guys,

I've been trying to fix this computer since yesterday.

The symptoms
The computer freeze randomly (~1minutes to 10minutes). It even freeze when I'm monitoring the cpu temperature in the bios utility. (Didn't see it go higher then 33c)

What I've done/tested
The motherboard seem clean - No broken capacitator. (They all seem like "new".)

I used Memtest86+ to check the Ram, but it was freezing at different %. I have a spare computer with the same spec (or close to it. Same socket, same Ram speed) so I ran the memtest on that computer (with the broken computer Ram), everything came out ok.
I tried some old Ram in the broken pc, Freezing stll occure.

I'm currently running seatool on the hdd but so far so good. (51% done)
I was able to install an OS on it while it was in a different computer.

So this bring me down to..
Is there anything I can do to test the cpu/motherboard? (Other then swapping them, I have a watercooling and the cpu is oc'ed in my old one).

Thanks for your time.

*Nice! 1st post, wrong section /slap forehead*

Answer:Computer freezes randomly

How old is the hard disk drive ? How frequently used. Could wear and over-use be an issue?
How clean is the system of infestations, photos, music? How much free space after you defragment the drive.?

Motherboards are seldom the problem when it comes to a slow down... but check your CPU cooling fan. is it old enough to be slowing down or affecting the cooling of the cpu or system ?
In our shops, the number one cause of slow downs (after adware, spyware, evil stuff and other infestations) is a failing hard drive, followed by too much junk, too many photos, and way too many music files.

You report that MemTest was freezing up or going very, very slowly... that should be considered an important clue that needs to be analyzed..

Put all photos & images, and music, into sub-directories and see what happens.

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I've been having a problem with my computer. It ran without a problem for about a year and a half. I built it myself. I came back from out of town and it was randomly freezing (Windows 7) so I assumed my son had done something to it. I could not find a reason why it was acting the way it did. It just randomly froze. 
So I updated to windows 8.1. It still freezes. I updated my BIOS and it still freezes. I have updated a lot of software but I do not think that is the issue as the problem persist over operating systems and a fresh reformatting. 
I read about the dynamic ticks but it was acting the same in Windows 7 so I do not think that is the problem. My next option is to replace the SSD as it might be corrupt (am I right to consider this?). 
I've attached a text Speccy file. I'm running a pretty fresh installation of Windows 8.1. About a day old. I don't have any crash dump files. I looked for them but I don't think it enabled. 
I hope someone can shed some light on my problem or at least give me some ideas to continue looking into this problem. 
P.S. I hope this is the right forum, but i'm not sure.

 STEVE_MAIN.txt   101.8KB

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

To be clear, 8.1 was not a clean install, but rather an upgrade to 7, correct?
If so, you may have brought along something that makes it freeze, perhaps a driver.
If it is a clean install, one would first suspect the ram and you'd remove and reseat, trying one stick at a time, in different slots.
Beyond that, peripherals can make a system freeze, in fact some can short out the system to the point that it can't boot to Windows, but let's see if the system can be fixed without going into that whole scenario of trying to determine if all the peripherals are good.
BTW: Does your PC have a dedicated graphics card or just imbedded?

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For the past week or so my computer has been freezing.... I usually leave it on all night but lately when i wake up and go on it its frozen solid. When i play games on it, it also locks, same when i run anti virus software. It pretty much locks for no reason... as i said i dont even have to be on it.

Please help me with this...

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Hi everyone,In the last few weeks, my computer began locking up when I would start using Steam to play a video game. Unfortunately, the Steam Support community were unable to help me find a solution. More recently, the computer has began to freeze when using other applications (i.e., it seems to be random). After cleaning all the dust (or at least as much as I could) out of the computer, I ran memtest86. Three out of the 4 memory sticks failed the test. After ordering some more RAM and replacing all of the old memory sticks with 2 new ones (1 GB each), the computer is still locking up on me at seemingly random intervals. I've run the diagnostics for the graphics card and Dell Diagnostics for the computer for the "computer freezes" symptoms. The computer passed both diagnostics tests. My McAfee antivirus scan did not show any viruses. Spybot S&D found MyWay.MyWebSearch (FunWebProducts). I was able to remove the browser helper object, but Spybot could not remove it from the registry. I think it said something to the effect of: it could not be relinquished by memory to be removed. SuperAntiSpyware and Mbam did not find any infections (the clean logs are listed below as well as the HJT log). Could someone help me resolve this issue?ThanksSUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 08/26/2009 at 08:14 PMApplication Version : 4.27.1002Core Rules Database Version : 4072Trace Rules Database Version: 2012Scan type       : Co... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes randomly

run memtest againeven if you did replace the ram

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My specs are
Sapphire x1950 pro ultimate
2 gb ram
160+40 gb hdd
500w psu
My computer freezes randomly and when it freeze the screen stays same like a screenshot,the mouse and keyboard lights turns off, and sometimes strange sounds come from headphones. It sometimes freezes during the boot, sometimes in first minute, sometimes hours later. It is just random. I have traced heats and they are normal. The cpu stays in 40-45 and i have tested my rams on memtest86+ and i got zero errors. Rarely computer makes continous beep during freeze i dont know what does that mean. Actually it all started when i changed my 9400 gt with my current one because 9400 gt is not working now. Before that i had no problems like this but i am not sure if there is something wrong that makes my 9400gt not working. Any way i hope you guys have a answer for these problem.
P. S. Event log thing has no logs about this too and i have windows xp sp3 on my comp.

Answer:computer randomly freezes

Hello zaktr

1. Download and install DRIVER SWEEPER here

2. Go to the Nvidia site here and download the latest drivers for your video card

3. Then
Right click My Computer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager
Click the + at Display Adapter
Right click it/Uninstall

Then run Driver Sweeper and remove only the Nvidia entries for your card

Install the new video drivers you downloaded.


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my almost new computer freezes up and shuts down randomly sometimes..this problem started happening all of a sudden..if you need any additional info to diagnose this problem please let me know..thanks in advance

Answer:computer freezes randomly

Have you made any recent changes? ie: installs, uninstalls, hardware changes, etc.

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My computer have started freezing, it happens suddenly. It's different from time to time.
Windows xp SP3 Pro.

Fælles filer = Shared files.
Programmer = Program files.
Ask if you are confused.

Hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:14:21, on 08-04-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Programmer\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
C:\Programmer\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Programmer\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2.exe
C:\Programmer\Fælles filer\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Programmer\Smith Micro\StuffIt\ArcNameService.exe
C:\Programmer\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
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Hope this is the right place..My computer randomly freezes up, I tried formatting twice but it still happens. Any ideas on what it could be?Tried reformatting in case it was a program/virus but it still happens, checking batteries in wireless mouse & keyboard. Alt-Crtl-Del to bring up the task manager window always un-freezes it for a while, but then it happens again. Sometimes it will randomly go back a screen if I am in an internet browser. Ive had this pc about a year and it just started doing this over the last couple days. Ideas or thoughts on fixes welcome I am running:Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: GatewaySystem Model: P-7805uBIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBLProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHzMemory: 4090MB RAMDirectX Version: DirectX 10Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS

Answer:My computer randomly freezes up.. HELP!

Is this legit Vista copy (6001.longhorn_rtm)?

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Edit: I just happen to see some of the similar problems in the forums. Sorry for this useless one.

Answer:Computer Freezes randomly.

no problem, please mark it solved then..?

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For the past few months my computer has randomly started freezing up. I've tried redoing it completely, and it will still crash. I've been currently using Advance System Care to try to help the problem, but I feel as if even after it cleans my computer the problem just comes back after restarting. It used to work just fine before without any problems, but now it will randomly crash even if I'm not running something.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by rosalie at 12:22:06 on 2012-12-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2326 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Norton 360 *Disabled/Outdated* /Lotame 5
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* /Lotame 4
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Outdated* /Lotame 3
FW: Norton 360 *Disabled* /Lotame 2
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled* /Lotame 1
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
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Answer:My computer randomly freezes up

Forgot to add this in.

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Hey Guys, I am having some problems with my computer, as it randomly freezes while I'm doing some MS Office work, while watching, or even when surfing the internet. I use Firefox web browser. I don't exactly know what is wrong with my pc, as this just started happening yesterday, and the only solution is to hit the power button and restart, as the whole pc freezes up, including mouse and keyboard. I ran Memory Test to see if my RAM was the problem, but I got 100% Pass. ANy help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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Hello, recentally my pc has started to freeze again, it did not short of a year ago untill i took it to peices and removed the dust from the mother board since then it's been fine.. Until about a week ago. i took it to peices to find no dust. I've tried everything. Whiping the computer, Updating drivers, re installing drivers. everything.

It usualy freezes alot when its first turned on, like not even getting past ''Windows is starting up''
i leave it on freeze for a few hours then its working, It's like it just needs to warm up?...
Im Using Windows 7, 64bit. Graphics card:NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a

Also, since i whiped it. sound doesnt work anymore. I've tried everything for that aswell..

Answer:My computer just randomly freezes.

Hello Mypc and welcome to Seven Forums.

It would help if you could fill in your system specs. At the top of any Forum page click "User CP" and in left column click "Edit System Spec". You can get most info about your system here:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Theer are many hardware or software issues that can cause random freezes. In the meantime you might want to look through this troubleshooting guide prepared by one of our Forum experts.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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well, my computer freezes randomly, usually when im playing a game, it will freez so i have no mouse movement or keyboard function and i havto manually restart my computer pressing the restart button.
it all started when i downloaded a driver for my Geforce 7300 GS and now it has been going on for almost a month and i dont know what to do. i tired rolling back my driver to the version it was before, and thats what im running now but it didnt work.

Answer:My computer freezes randomly

Brand and model of computer or motherboard; amount of memory installed

Could be anything at this point, so perhaps we can begin to rule out some possibilities.

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lately I have been having problems with my laptop. It freezes randomly. Most of the time it's when I want to shut down the computer it just says "shutting down" but it doesn't till i hold the power button. And when starting up it's stuck once in a while and every time i try to disconnect my wireless internet it just gets stuck and ctrl + alt + del doesn't work at all.
Any ideas how to solve this. (Please explain it in easy step as I'm not that good with computers!)

Thanks you

Answer:Computer freezes randomly.


Kindly follow the below mentioned steps which could fix the freezing issue:

Run a test on the Hard Drive to confirm functionality. If you get any error code, make a note of the error code.

Check the performance in “Safe mode with Networking”. Check if the antivirus software has detected any virus/ malware/ spyware, if yes proceed with the Antivirus/Spyware/Malware troubleshooting.
Limit how many programs run at startup by using “Autoruns”:

Try running the below mentioned troubleshooters which could fix the problem:
Let me know the Results

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I posted on this forum before and marked it solved cause I thought that I fixed it but it came back.

My computer freezes randomly and this is how.
I start on my computer, I wait for my computer to load to go to my desktop. And sometimes, my computer will just freeze while loading. It may freeze while I'm looking stuff around the internet. Also, while playing video games.

Basically, no matter what is going on my computer even if it's the first 2 seconds when I first turned on my computer, it will freeze randomly on its own.

And I'm looking on how to fix it, permanently. I don't know what computer parts to replace to fix this. I'm thinking me replacing my RAM or my Motherboard would fix this.

I tried cooling my computer down with my AC on, plus with multiple fans. Updated all drivers, reformatted my computer, re-installed windows 7 several times & etc. Tried switching my Hard Drives.

So what computer parts would I need to replace in order to fix this.

Answer:My Computer Freezes randomly.

Unfortunately for hardware failures like this one can only start by running diagnostic tests and if they don't show up anything it's a matter of swapping out hardware till you find the culprit, or send it to a local PC shop who already have the resources necessary to diagnose hardware failure.

Here's some hardware tests to start off with:

RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes (1 pass = all tests 1x)
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Blend; overnight (9+ hours)
Drives: Seatools - All basic tests aside from the Fix all, Long generic or the advanced ones. Also provide us a screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo output.

All of these are included in the UBCD if you prefer a Live CD environment (which is the best environment to test hardware on). Also, please provide us temps/voltages using HWInfo with Sensors only option checked. Log two 30-minute instances: one for idle, and one for high load. If you can get the system to crash during high load logging, that's even better. Last, make sure that when running Prime95 that you check temps during first 30minutes or so to see if temps are stable. Prime95 runs very hot so be sure your cooling can handle it before letting it run extensively.

Also, when you test your RAM, do it one stick at a time (as in only install one stick of RAM, test, then swap it for the next one).

As for switching hard drives, you mean replacing the existing hard drive with one you are confident is healthy, yes? Merely switching places of drives t... Read more

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I'll be watching a youtube video, playing some poker, maybe just loaded up a PC game and BOOM...the monitor turns all sorts of weird colours and is completely frozen. No error message....nothing. No idea where to go with this, there are no overt signs of virus's or malware it seems like a hardware issue. I downloaded a program to test the RAM (can't remember the name) and it said the RAM was fine but other than that I have no idea what to do.

Answer:Computer Freezes randomly

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Gooday all. As per the title above I am having problems with my wife's computer.I have been through a number of processes, (see link below) and am still unable to pin this down.I have followed all the processes that people so kindly put forward but, alas, to no avail. As stated in the linked post, we are 99% certain it is not virus/malware. That means it could be the OS or the hardware as far as I can tell.Details as follows.XP Home, sp3, v2002.AMD Sempron2600x1.6ghz448mb ram.Any help gratefully received. James.;hl=redundant

Answer:Computer randomly freezes.

Hi .So what is the status today? Does the system freeze? If so, are there any corresponding events in Event Viewer which might shed clues as to why the malfunction occurs?How To Use Event Viewer - Have you checked to ensure that all fans are functioning properly and system is not conceivably overheating?Cleaning A Laptop Computer - Cleaning the Interior of your PC - Last I saw, the system was running, with your posing a question about SASKUtil (which is a driver for SUPERAntispyware). you have SAS installed, I suggest uninstalling it and reinstalling it (possible file corruption)...and updating same.Louis

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Hello, i originally created a thread like this is BSOD section but thought it would be better suited here.

I've had this issue for a couple of months now, but in the latest 1-2 weeks it has gotten pretty severe. I have no idea how to bugtest this, so any pointers would be really appreciated.

When the computer freezes, it can happen in two different ways, either the monitor goes pitch black and the computer restarts itself, or the screen just freezes (any music freezes and makes a static sound) and you need to hard reboot it. These crashes can happen any time.

Something i've noticed is when i power on the computer for the first time in the day, i usually start the game DOTA2 and just let it idle for a bit. The computer will usually freeze withing 5-10 minutes, and i will do a hard reboot. The next time i open DOTA2 after the hard reboot, the game can run for a couple of hours without crashing or freezing. Although this is usually a hit and miss, sometimes when a crash has happened and i reboot, several more crashes can keep happening in a row and ill have to keep doing hard reboots.

Today it happened again, and this time when i rebooted, the computer actually completely froze on the startup screen that lets you go to BIOS.

Looking at the eventlogger, the Critical one is the regular ID 41 "computer didnt shut of correctly". There are then a total of 9 errors (3 errors from 3 different ones) that are logged about 30-60 seconds after the Critical one, ... Read more

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Hi, this problem has been going on for quite some time on and off and I'd really like to put an end to it once and for all. My computer has been randomly freezing as of late and the only way to fix it is to manually restart the computer itself. Usually what happens is that it will simply freeze very randomly and I'll be able to move the mouse around but nothing else responds. As soon as I click somewhere with my mouse, wherever I clicked the mouse will freeze as well at that certain spot. Num lock does not work either, neither does ctrl alt+ del, etc. Usually if sound is on at the time, well whatever is playing will freeze at that specific note or sound and keep repeating as in a loop. I thought I had managed to fix this problem a few months back by updating my device drivers, but this does not seem to be the case. If anyone could help me with simple instructions, as I am by far extremely bad with computers, it would be very helpful and appreciated, thank you,

Answer:Computer Randomly freezes

What is the computer, a laptop or desktop?

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Hi. I have visited this forum many times in the past while trying to solve my pc problems, but now Im making an account because theres a problem I have been trying to get answers for long time.

As the title says, my computer freezes. It doesnt really matter what Im doing, it just freezes. I have sought help from similar threads made here before, but those threads havent helped my situation so Id like to have my case as individual one. About the problem, my computer is custom build, I ordered it from internet 2 years ago. I didnt build it, but I chose the parts for it. At home I installed the OS myself, the guys at the store didnt touch the bios, they simply built it. When I first tried a game on my pc, after a while it crashed. Screen froze and the speakers let out steady loud broken noise, then I was at the desktop again. Ok so this happened sometimes only while playing. After a while it didnt get back to desktop after a crash, the whole computer froze, I couldnt do anything but to shut it down manually. It was like this for the longest time, and I tried to "fix" it by trying to mess with the ram voltages and cpu ratios in AsRock extreme tuner. Didnt help obviously, but I kept doing it for a long time because I noticed if the settings are in certain values the computer lasts longer without crashing. The freezes started to annoy me so I didnt play that much anymore, but then I discovered my pc can freeze even while browsing internet. Thats when I started to look ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes randomly

Hi fimbull, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

can you please check under device manager to see if you have any issues

Control Panel\System and Security\System\device manager

also if you boot in safe mode does the computer crash out?

please report back.

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Hi, I have a compaq presario CQ61-107TU notebook that randomly freezes up. I am running windows Vista home basic. My problem is that my computer randomly freezes every 2-10 minutes for about 20 seconds. It doesn't sound too bad but it drives me insane. It happens when I'm using anything, but usually when im browsing the internet. I use Mozilla Firefox 12.0 for my browser. I tried using Interent Explorer 9 as well but the same happens. It also happens alot when I'm playing Minecraft. I've tried using Ccleaner, defragmenting my hardrive and doing numerous virus scans but have had no success. If it helps my antivirus is Eset Smart Secuirity 5. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong category I didnt know where to post it.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Does it happen as soon as you turn it on or does it happen after it has been on awhile?

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I've tried googling and haven't been able to come up with a solution. My brand new custom built computer will randomly freeze. The only way to get it back is to reboot from the tower.

- System

- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
[ Guid] {206F6DEA-D3C5-4D10-BC72-989F03C8B84B}

EventID 11

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x4000000000000000

- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2010-09-21T14:28:57.330841700Z

EventRecordID 5360


- Execution
[ ProcessID] 424
[ ThreadID] 444

Channel System

Computer Ryanns

- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

StringCount 0


thats the only thing in the event log. It doesn't show a specific file or program causing the error.
I'm using windows 7 64 bit
i5 750
4GB ram by corsair
gigabyte motherboard p55m-ud2
Western digital 500 gb hdd
Nvidia GTS 250 video card
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Install all your drivers, including the ones for your chipset. Run a memtest to check your memory, and run a stress test. Hopefully one of these will solve your issue, if not help you understand what may be causing it.

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I am having a weird problem. My computer has been randomly freezing over the last few months. I have done hardware tests and everything is checking out okay. I did a system restore and it continued to freeze. When it freezes it stays on the windows screen, I just cant move my mouse.

I have tried keeping programs running and that seems to prolong my computer from freezing. My computer has been running for three days straight now with an online game application running in its menu. Does this sound like a hardware or registry problem? I have tried everything, if anyone has a potential solution please let me know!

P.S. I am running windows 7

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What does the Event log show?

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Hope this is the right place to make this post..

I've had my hewlett packard for about 3-4 years now, it's still sufficient in doing all that I need it for (mostly games), except for the one problem that occurs constantly that makes me want to throw it out the window.

While playing just about any game that has 3d graphics it'll work fine for anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours and then just decide it's going to randomly freeze up for 5-15 seconds at a time. I cannot for the life of me figure out why it does this. I've done every kind of diagnostic test I can think of; memtest for ram, hdd diagnostic test, antivirus, spyware removal, tuneup, defrag, etc. And I must have reinstalled windows on it at least 20 times, and tried all sorts of different drivers as well.

For those of you gamers out there you may be able to understand just how annoying it can be when your computer decides to freeze up at the absolute worst time, and happen repeatedly 10-30 times in a single day. Does ANYONE have ANY ideas as to why this could possibly be happening and how I might go about fixing it?

Please let me know asap, this problem is really getting to me...

Thanks much

EDIT: When I say freeze I don't mean like internet lag, or just lag in the game I'm playing, I mean I can't do ANYTHING during that time it's frozen. No mouse movement, no windows key, no alt enter to go to windowed mode, no ctrl alt delete, NOTHING. ... Read more

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My Power Supply went out on me last week and I replaced it. Now, my computer randomly freezes up on me. It'll click, and then rev up, and go back to normal. No idea on whats wrong, before this it was fine. Any ideas?

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Could be a faulty ps? Maybe it has faulty wiring. If it just started when you replaced ur ps. Try switching the voltage or something.

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I recently built a shuttle XPC and it randomly freezes at various times. I have a sn21g5 barebone model with athlon 4400 dual core. The computer doesnt give blue screen or nothing and just freezes up on the last display it was at, whether its playing games or on desktop. If screen goes off because of screen saver it doesnt respond to any commands.

The psu for the barebone was too crappy to run a 7800gt so I have a psu sitting outside the box supplying power. I dont think video card is a problem cause i had the system run on barebones integrated 6600(?) before my friend gave me his 7800gt to me and it was still freezing. I believe it also isnt the psu cause on both psus it was causing the same problem.

When i checked the bios cpu ran around at 40c at idle and im wondering if thats the reason. im not really sure what the temperature is when the system freezes. I have the case opened up right now with extra fan running next to the system to give it an extra cool. Im also trying to update the bios just in case but im unsure as to how to make a boot cd with the bin file the shuttle provided.

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40 degrees is a relatively high idle temp (my processor overclocked hits about 40 max at the moment) but i don't think it's high enough to be an overheating issue but you never know. i'll say it's overheating because if it isn't you're probably going to have to start blaming random components as failing

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Hi,I just recently bought my computer, It's been only about 4 months. I spent about 3k on it. It has 16 gigs of ram, Asus motherboard, ATI firepro v7800 which is a $750 graphics card, liquid cooling for my processor and I have a 120 SSD. Since a week or so I've been noticing my computer do weird stuff like if I'm listening to music and doing some work with 3d softwares the sound randomly lags a bit for about 1-3 seconds. And sometimes it messes up my mouse cursor.I spent quite a bit of money on my computer and bought all the parts that were top of the line 4 months ago. I would expect a new computer worth 3k to work exceptionally well and not be slow or anything. Does any one have any idea what might be causing this problem? Do you think a part might be deffective and is not working properly and so how would I test it to confirm? Any help is much appreciated.Here are a couple pictures of my mouse cursor getting messed up:

Answer:Computer Randomly Freezes

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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My Desktop System is a Dell XPS-420 which came with windows vista 32bit.
My wife's system is a a Dell Inspiron 1530 Laptop which came with windows vista 64bit

I installed Windows 7 64bit on both machines and then the problem sarted. The computers would lock up at random times and the only way to recover would be a hard reset.

I was searching the forums and came across a microsoft hotfix that was supposed to fix the random freezes. I installed the hotfix on both machines but the systems still froze(locked up) from time to time.

At my wife's request I reinstalled her original operating system which was windows vista. She has had no lock ups or freezes since.

I was not willing to go back to vista on my desktop machine as I like windows 7 very much. So to trouble shoot the problem I ran msconfig and disabled all the non-microsoft services and startup items and rebooted my machine. After about 4 hours of waiting the system froze at the logon screen after the screen saver was active for a short time. So now I am left with only microsoft services running on my machine and the system froze.

Then I used msconfig to disable all the microsoft services. No freeze after about 2 hours of surfing the web. So I have enabled half of the disabled microsoft services and here I sit waiting for my system to freeze again. How long should I wait to see if my system is going to freeze as this lock up/freeze situation only occurs at entirely random times. I haven't locked up/frozen ... Read more

Answer:Computer Randomly freezes

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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Hi First my computer is:Computer:     Operating System   Microsoft Windows XP Professional     OS Service Pack   Service Pack 2     Internet Explorer   7.0.5730.11       Motherboard:    Asus P5LD2 SE     Display:     Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce 6600 (256 MB)     Monitor   AcerView 54eL (9163163)       Multimedia:     Audio Adapter   Creative SB X-Fi [NoDB]       Storage:     Floppy Drive   Floppy disk drive     Disk Drive   ST3120827AS     Disk Drive   ST3320620A     Optical Drive   HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22L     Optical Drive   LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S     Optical Drive   YA0439M BKB155I SCSI CdRom Device     Optical Drive   YA0439M BKB155I SCSI CdRom Device       Partitions:     C: (NTFS)   114463 MB (48603 MB free)     D: (NTFS)   305242 MB (305168 MB free)       Input:     Keyboard   HID Keyboard Device     Keyboard   HID Keyboard Device     Mouse   HID-compliant mouse       Network: ... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezes Randomly

Well you put on no information about the make, wattage and age of the power supply. What happened prior to this? Any recent changes in hardware or software?The most common causes are heat, bad power supply or defective RAM.

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I really dont know what is wrong with my computer.
Its been through some hell.
One hard drive was destroyed last year due to viruses but since then.
Been trying to keep it as clean as possible.

Well I really dont know how to explain this..
Its like it will randomly lock up when ever it wants to and I have to turn it off and then turn it back on.
And sometimes *Rarely* I will get an error saying "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter key."
But restarting it solves that problem.
Sometimes it will stay up for hours.
Othertimes I'll walk off for five minutes after having it on for like 10 minutes and it does this.

I just hope someone can help me because this is seriously driving me nuts.
I dont know if my hard drive is just close to dieing.
Like I said, I have no idea whats wrong.
*Have had to format a couple times trying to solve this*

Sorry if this is the wrong spot.
I wasnt sure where to post something like this.
Seeing as how I have no idea whats causing this and was hoping someone could help me figure that out.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
And if you need my specs let me know.
I'll put 'em up.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes up.. Really need some help..

It sounds like your hard drive is going bad.

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Hi, I've been having problems with my computer freezing randomly. It generally for about 5 seconds or so, usually when browsing using Firefox. Also, the mouse cursor doesn't change when highlighting a link or highlighting text, it sometimes turns yellow so I can't see it.

Any ideas?


Answer:Computer freezes randomly, not sure of cause.

Reinstall Flashplayer in Control Panel.

Try IE to see if the same thing happens.

If not disable Firefox Add-on's one by one to see which is causing it. You may only need Flashplayer and Java.

If this doesn't help try uninstalling Firefox saving only Bookmarks, reinstall the latest version.

If it proves not to be Firefox causing the issue, work through these troubleshooting steps until you find the problem.

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I recently was having a few problems with my computer (spyware, minor lagging, etc) so I decided to do a full system restore. The system restore seemed to work fine, but once the setup started the problems followed. On certain screens of the setup it would seem to just be frozen there. It would sit at once screen for over an hour after I'd clicked 'next'. I'd eventually have to reboot and retry the setup process. After a few tries it finally worked and I was able to log on the computer.

Ever since then things will just randomly freeze. I'm usually able to open an internet browser window and do things without a problem, but if I try to open something else, it either won't open at all, or it will open then freeze. When they freeze I'm forced to manually shut off my computer then restart it.

I've had many people give me different things to try, all of which haven't seemed to be the problem.
My computer isn't overheating. (I've got the case open with a box fan blowing towards it)
I ran some memory check which came up with 0 errors.
My RAM seems to be fine.
I just did another full system restore yesterday and the problems just seem to be worse.

Oh, and another thing. I've lately been getting system shutdown errors from lsass.exe being terminated. What could be causing this?

-4-5 year old 2.80 GHz HP
-512 MB Ram
-160 GB hd
-Windows XP

If anyone could help me out on this I'd really appreciate it.

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Hey :)

My computer randomly freezes up, so i have to reboot.

I have a strong theory that it is related to either PACE Anti-Piracy software, an M-Audio driver and application software, or my Logitech G25 headset. (It could be, but i really doubt that it's the Razer Lycosa)

I've already uninstalled what i can find of the PACE and M-Audio drivers, but as it was my best bet, i think there's still some left or something.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes

Thakeeper i guess your computer has a software and hardware problem.your PC could result to freezing if the Processor fan isnt working fine,RAM is low,poor motherboard ,Corrupt system files,bad HHD clusters,poor antivirus and other bad softwares installed. so try to check all the above mentioned items and is if all are ok,if all is ok then try to boot from safe mode and see if the same response occurs cz your sys files may be corrupt.

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I've been having a problem with my computer for over a month now with it randomly freezing on me and I am not sure what the problem is. I am going to call it a soft freeze though. I will be working and out of nowhere any actions I am trying to perform do not happen. I can still move the mouse and the cursor moves with it. I press ctrl+alt+del and the task manager comes up, however I cannot close any tasks. I press the red X to close task manager and the task manager flashes a few times, then I press the red X again and it closes and everything is up and running like normal again.

It usually happens when I have several programs running, but they are never anything memory intensive. Usually Internet Explorer, Winamp, and Windows Explorer.

I have Avira, Malwarebytes, Zone Alarm, Antispyware(can't remember which one right now), and an Adware program all loaded onto the computer, with all of them running in the background. I ran a scan with each program in safe mode as well as defragmented and ran CCleaner. But it did not fix the problem. All of the scans came back with zero infections.

I had 2GB of ram in and thought that should be enough, but figured maybe the memory was crapping out so I installed 4GB of brand new ram. That still did not fix the problem.

I am at a loss as to what could be the issue. I am running roughly a 2Ghz AMD processor, 4GB of ram, an add-on video card (can't remember what it is), and an ECS motherboard. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes, please help

Does your HDD have enough free space on it?

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