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Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

Question: Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

normal CPU temperature ?

My CPU seems to heat up ALOT. . .according to the sensor, my CPU normally runs at 48 C (118 F) and it gets up to 122+ F when playing games. . .

so i was wondering what should my CPU temperature be at ?

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Answer: Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Temperatures
Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much
 

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recently, my monitor has been flickering and then the whole computer freezes and/or the monitor just shuts off [with a soundloop of the last sound in game]

before i could play HL2, but now i cant even play Counter-Strike without this problem occuring. i used to run CS at 85 fps before but now i'm forced to run it at 60 fps because of the flickering/freezing. It still freezes at 60 fps sometimes. I tried to play Lineage II. . .same result.

i suspect that this may be overheating or my outdated hardware, but i'm not sure what to upgrade

according to EVEREST Home Edition:
OS: Win2000 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
VGA: GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB, AGP 8x]
Memory: 512 MB [two 256MB DDR SDRAM]

Temperatures
Motherboard: 38 C (100 F)
CPU: 48 C (118 F) it goes as high as 122F in games
Aux: 31 C (88 F)

is there any other info i need to provide ? what about the PSU ? [and how would i find this info?]

i only have 1 fan and it's used to cool the CPU, the video card does not have a fan, it only has a heat sink that gets really really hot. . .i touched it and could not keep my finger there for more than 2 seconds literally. I tried opening the case with a fan blowing into it. this seems to help a bit but my computer ends up freezing anyways.

i have already updated the drivers for my video card. i haven't tried to overclock anything.

Any suggestions to what i should buy ? i got alot of christmas money =) Thanks so much
 

Answer:Flickering monitor, Freezing Computer, and Lock ups in game

First off you should probably place another fan in the case, or another one on the graphics card. Your other temperatures appear to be normal. I was having issues like this awhile back. Try updating your graphics card driver, but use forceware. Here is the link for your card- http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html . Hope this helps!
 

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I just installed a new gfx card and when my windows loads up it takes longer than usual to load the desktop. When it's loading the desktop, my monitor will flicker on and off a couple of times before settling down. Also when I play games it will just freeze with the sound still being played and when it unfreezes my monitor will go off and come back on.

Anyone got any idea?

Thanks

Answer:Monitor Flickering and Freezing.

what type of card/mobo? It sounds like drivers, but it could be a ton of different things.

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Well I've amassed a plethora of problems.

I'll post my laptop specs below the list of problems.

Cursor and screen freezes, have to reboot several times to unstick it.

Get blue screen of death with different error messages if I jar the
laptop or move it too quickly.

Windows repair doesn't work. Starts, progresses, then error message.

Windows restore doesn't work. Starts, progresses, then error message.

Windows update sometimes can't update.

I get a white screen then I have to slap the laptop to get back to normal screen or it just will go back to normal screen or not.

I will get a black screen with a multi-colored hair thin line on left side of the screen.

Now, Windows start icon won't work.

Whirring noise from fan.

I'm on an old Gateway NV79 using Windows 10. Same problems with Windows 7 then upgraded to 8.1 then upgraded to 10. Same problems.

Checked monitor attachment but it seems solid.

I've got new battery but that's about all I've needed to replace. This is one excellent machine. Best computer I've ever had bar none. Thanks for any replies.

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Hi guys, wasn't sure if I should post this here or in hardware. I had a virus over Memorial Day weekend that messed up my registry, and it took me several hours to fix it. Since then I've been having problems logging into Everquest. At first it was telling me "Reset Device Failed ()".

I did a little research and read that my video card may be shot, so I purchased a GEForce 6200. Installed it and was still having problems with the most recent NVidia drivers, so reinstalled the CD drivers. I was able to log into EQ for about 5 minutes, then moved to a different room and the game crashed. Ever sicne then I haven't been able to get back.

Now what it's doing is when trying to log on (sometimes before character select, sometimes when loading into the world) the monitor looks like it's resetting itself every 2 seconds or so. I get the message "D-sub" in the corner, the screen goes completely black, and again looks like it's flickering on and off, but the green power button on the monitor stays on the whole time. It creates and endless loop and I have to do a manual computer turn off.

The video card is working with every program except EQ. Checked dxdiag/device manager and they say everything is working properly.

I have: The GEForce card, 640MB ram (I know...it's an old comp), running in 1024x960 on both EQ and Desktop. I've tried 60hz refresh, 75 hz refresh and neither help. I'm at a loss for what to do, so any he... Read more

Answer:Everquest - Monitor flickering/resetting during game load

DirectShow Filters
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DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,,
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMA Voice Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Advanced Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,,
WMT MuxDeMux Filter,0x00200000,0,0,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
3ivx D4 Video Encoder,0x00100000,1,1,3ivxDSEncoder.ax,4.05.0001.0030
Vorbis Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,OggDs.dll,0.09.0009.0005
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.3243
3ivx D4 Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,3ivxDSDecoder.ax,4.05.0001.0030
3ivx D4 Audio Encoder,0x00100000,1,1,3ivxDSAudioEncoder.ax,4.05.0001.0030
Nero Scene Detector 2,0x00200000,2,0,NeSceneDetector.ax,3.02.0000.0018
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.05.2600.2180
3ivx D4 Media Muxer,0x00200000,1,1,3ivxDSMediaMux.ax,4.05.0001.0030
Nero Digital Audio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,NeAudio.ax,3.02.0000.0018
DV Scenes,0x00200000,1,1,NVDV.dll,3.00.0002.0000
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.3243
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,11.00.5721.5145
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,11.00.5721.5145
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.3243
WMT AudioAnalyzer,0x00200000,1,1,wmm2filt.dll,2.01.4026.0000
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.2600.3243
Ind... Read more

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I am using my LG W2243 monitor, which is connected to the VGA port of my new Laptop. When dark images are shown on the screen, very faint scrolling "lines" are seen. These lines are not seen on the Laptop screen - nor were they when the screen was plugged into my old computer this morning.The refresh rate is 60hz.The resolution is 1920x1080.The colour is 32bits.Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Computer Monitor (LG W2243) Flickering

Is there a driver available for the LG and if so did you install it?

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Can anybody help? Yesterday evening was bringing computer (which runs Windows XP) out of sleep mode and adobe flash player wanted to update. Completed update of the flash player while computer was still "waking up" from sleep mode and the monitor screen started to flicker every second (from visible view of desktop to black screen). Restarted but the same flickering happened from the pick a user screen to the loading of the programs on the desktop. Turned off power to computer then rebooted. The screen where you pick the user had patches of black and patches of the normal blue background. Moved mouse over the pick a user area and picked myself and computer got to the point of almost starting up the programs and then started to flicker again. Restarted in safe mode with no flickering of the computer screen. Ran malwarebytes, spydoctor, spysweeper, and removed all adobe programs. Restarted in normal mode and same flicker started from the pick a user screen. Ran again in safe mode and ran IObit advanced systemcare V4. Restarted in normal mode and same flickering started from pick a user screen. None of the malware and spyware programs found any malicious software. Tried a system restore and that did not work either. Also with all restarts the computer is very slow loading up to the point that it almost freezes up. Any help would be greatly appreciated and please forgive my computer ignorance.

Answer:Flickering computer monitor screen

Here is the Malwarebytes log results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6822

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

6/11/2011 9:40:04 AM
mbam-log-2011-06-11 (09-40-04).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 300206
Time elapsed: 42 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Here is the DDS log. Also tried to start in normal mode and Winpatrol detected AcrolEHelperShim.dll. Don't know if this is the problem given that this thing started after the adobe flash player updated. Hope this helps.

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-11.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Administrator at 13:12:58 on 2011-06-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2045.1641 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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BHO: ClickCatcher MSIE handler: {16664845-0e00-11d2-8059-000000000000} - c:\program files\common files\reget shared\Catcher.dll
BHO: AcroIEHelperStub: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - Adobe PDF Link Helper
BHO: PC Tools Browser Guard BHO: {2a0f3d1b-0909-4ff4-b272-609cce6054e7} - c:\program files\spyware doctor\bdt\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
BHO: {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - No File
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files ... Read more

Answer:Flickering computer monitor screen

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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hey all . ok here is the story . i bought a computer for my father , everything is fine , not a monster machine but will get the job dont .
xp sp 2 , AMD 2400+ @2.0, 640DDR @266, 80 gig maxtor HD ,nVidia Geforce 5700 128DDR .
now it has all updates from MS , DirectX9.0c, the latest drivers from nVidia , actually everything has been updated.
no spyware , we have run all the tests for viruses ect..now he installed "call of duty " first person shooter game .when he plays everything ( he says ) is fine ,after 10 minutes of game play the game freezes , now he doesnt have sound , but the picture of the game is still visible but motionless=froozen, its not a heat issue , i had him run MBM and its ok in that respect , computer case is spotless ( no dust build up of shite inside ) we reinstalled drivers for the Graphics card, and used a driver removal tool before installing the new drivers . reinstalled directX 9.0c ,and reinstalled the game . used registry cleaner , but no probs there .no new system hardware ,no system changes of any kind .adn nothing running ( processes in the background ) system tray has panda antiVirus software and the volume icon ..funny thing is i had call of duty installed on that machine while i was visiting last summer ( just after i bought it for him ) and it worked flawlessly .Now he installs it and it freezes up the system .. any thoughts on what / we can try next ?
cheers
 

Answer:computer lock up = Freezing !?

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I just dont get it. My monitor is currently hooked up digitally (dvi) to an xbox 360 and vga wise to the actual computer. I can run the xbox 360 fine but the computer I am having problems with. I came home and for some reason the monitor acted like it was asleep. I finally restarted the computer but when it got to the xp loading screen and startup screen there were black lines at some points in the screen.

Then the startup screen stayed as my background and I couldn't click on anything; well I could but nothing would happen for about a minute. During this time, the screen would flicker. I just dont get it. I don't think it is the monitor, I think it is the video card. If it has never acted up in years (its an old 128mb agp card). I did try overclocking it a little bit with riva tuner but that was over 4-5 months ago. What is the deal?
 

Answer:Monitor flickering on analog but fine on digital, computer acting up

It was fine for parts of today but now it is doing it again. I just don't understand what is going on. Do you guys need more information or what? Windows xp sp2.
 

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Recently my computer has been freezing when alt + tabbing out of games - mouse can still move but nothing happens when clicking on stuff - and the only way to fix it is to turn off my second monitor (monitor to my right) and turn it back on again, then moving everything that was on the right monitor back over again (as it was now on the left monitor). It's really frustrating! It prevents me from messaging other people or using youtube while playing. It used to be fine but maybe after a window's update it all went to ****, and i think maybe because i don't know if that's the issue or not. I play the games in Window Borderless which allows me to alt + tab out a game without the unnecessary black screen that you have in fullscreen, so i can do whatever i want on the right monitor. I can play in windowed mode which does prevent this issue but i think it's highly unnecessary to resort to windowed when i know i can play in Borderless, plus the addition of the taskbar getting in the way of the game.

Can anyone help me? I've switched the cables around (I use a HDMI and a DP port connector for my monitors ). The one on my right uses the DP connector which doesn't matter since the issue still occurred even if it used HDMI.

No idea why my computer is now doing this as it didn't use to do this. It's now VERY recurring, happening a lot of times per day when using.

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I'm getting agitated because this didn't used to happen. I'm not sure if it's a virus problem, or an overheating problem, but it locks up from time to time even without running the game. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:48:04 PM, on 9/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
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Answer:Computer freezing when playing game

Hello Agaetis,

Try running the steps listed in the malware removal forum. Run as many of the steps as possible. If unable to complete any step make note and move to the next.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

After completing the steps you will be advised to post a hijackthis log for one of the experts to examine. Please post the log in that forum not back in here.

Be patient and it may take some time for someone to assist you as that is a busy forum

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Hey

I was playing Oblivion on the default settings when I realized that I could play on a higher resolution because I have a good graphics card.
It was going fine for a while yet the last time I tried to play the game kept freezing on me.
I tried lowering the resolution and graphics but to no avail it still freezes.
I'm kinda confused now.
If it helps just recently I had Roxio on my computer and it refuses to uninstall properly. Everytime I start my computer an error comes on screen saying I need to run Roxio setup.exe which is complete Bull. I doubt this is connected to my video problem but Im not positive.

Anyway my main problem is the freezing of video during gameplay of Oblivion.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Computer freezing in Oblivion game

I solved (most of) my Oblivion lockups by editing Oblivion.ini, lowering iThreads and iNumHavokThreads values. Apparently the engine not that well multithreaded.

As for Roxio, you might be able to disable that startup thing with msconfig.
 

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Hello, could you help me i get strange freezes when im playing games everything is going smoothly until pc just freezes and sound is frozen too but you can hear it it goes like zzzzzzzzzzz all the time. I will provide any info that you need.

Darko

Answer:Computer freezing when playing any game

Hmmm.... be more specific, is the game a flash game, a browser game, a 2D game, or a 3D game?
Do you have a GPU or just a CPU?
Who made your GPU/CPU?
When was the last time you downloaded new drivers?
Are you disabling your antivirus program before playing?

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This computer has "no" video display....screen is black and powers itself down after a very little bit.

Have replaced video card & monitor with no luck what-so-ever!

This computer locked up after using USB port. After that...No Display

Any ideas???
 

Answer:No Monitor Display after Computer Lock-up

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I have a custom computer with a 3.40 GHz processor, 2.75 GB of RAM, and a GeForce 8600 Graphics card (I can provide more info if needed). For some reason when I play games (League of Legends mainly) I will run okay for a game or two, and then all of a sudden in the middle of a game my framerate will drop from 60-30, down to 3-10. Also I can't leave my computer running and walk away because after awhile the whole computer will freeze and the only thing i can do is to do a hard restart. My old computer died on me and this was my spare due to the fact that I really can;t afford a new one at the moment and this lag in-game makes it pretty much unplayable, and since i cant leave my computer running it's pretty much impossible to download any large file, so if I could receive some possible help on this situation I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

Answer:Computer freezing/Game framerate problems

Freezing could be a number of things, like overheating, virus, spyware etc. Make sure the computer is not overheating first - Check Cpu temps and clean any dust out of the computer. I would then get a spyware program and check for spyware, I use super anti spyware free addition for my spyware checks, but there are other free ones about. Also, scan for viruses, if you haven't got an Anti Virus program installed then get the free AVG one.

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Hi all,I'm new here but i think you guys can help me.I recently bought a new Computer and installed a game on it.The game loads but when i start the mission it freezes my CPU. as in hard freeze (nothing responds)i've read a few threads so i have the hijackthis log for you.Maybe you can take a look...Any other suggestions will also be welcomeLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 04:22:24, on 18/02/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\ATKFastUserSwitching.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.nl/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Searc... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing up at the beginning of game (KohanII)

The log is clean.Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")

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i have been playing a game wyd (with your destiny)for a while now ... but since a little bit ago it started to freeze when i minimized the game for about 30 seconds then everything would be fine... i need help to fix this problem so when i switch from the client to lets say an internet tab or itunes window that it doesnt do a 30 second freeze and it happens vice versa so when im on itunes or something it will freeze when i go back onto the game client .. please help will be appreciated =D
 

Answer:computer game client freezing problems please read!!!

my system info......
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/10/2010, 22:02:27
Machine name: JAKE-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 540
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/13/09 17:40:07 Ver: 0.0.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 6142MB RAM
Page File: 1710MB used, 10685MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD4670
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9490)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490&SUBSYS_25421028&REV_00
Display Memory: 3319 MB
Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
Shared Memory: 2815 MB
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Hi there guyz, I'm new here and I hope that i'm posting this in the right area

I have an annoying problem from 3 weeks now. Whenever i try to play a game or watch a movie, my computer freezes and the only solution is to power off/power on.

Note: Sometimes the computer freezes for a short while and a message pops in the right corner of my screen saying something like "The driver stopped, but it recovered succesfully". I use a ATI RADEON x1600.

Answer:Computer freezing while play a game or watching a movie

First things first try updating your graphics driver at the AMD website and the latest direct x. If that doesn't work take a look a this article on AMD support

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Hey,

I Recently had a computer made for me and have had it for about 2 weeks now. Everything works great in it and haven't had any problems except for when i play World of Warcraft, my computer decides to freeze up after a random amount of time.. Sometimes it lasts for 2 hours, sometimes only for 5 minutes. And i must manually turn it off by pressing and holding the power button.

My Specs are:

- Intel Celeron D Processer
- Windows Xp Home Service Pack 2
- 250 GB Hard Drive
- 2 GB Ram
- Nvidia Geforce 7300GS Video Card

I Thought it could be overheating of my graphics card (I'm not the best with computer hardware, though i know how to take it out and put it in), so i opened both side panels up and even put a mini fan blowing inside it to see if it would cool it down, but it still froze up.

I felt the inside of my computer and it does get pretty hot without the mini fan i use, but my computer acts the same way if i have the mini fan On or Off. is it possible that i still wasn't able to cool down the video card with the fan i put blowing on the inside?

Or what other possibilities do you think could be causing this problem?

Its very frustrating because i run a program with World of Warcraft that i need to run most of the day awhile im away, and when i come back to it and see it was only active for 30 minutes before freezing sucks because i lose a lot of time.

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Answer:Computer Freezing/Locking up when playing a Video Game

The exact same thing happens to me. My computer runs perfectly on anything else and my graphics card is great but at any random times it will freeze wen i play games. Its weird because the first day that i play it works perfect but the next day and all the next days when i play games ( I have only tried with LOTR battle for middle earth 2 and demo for quake wars) it always freezes. i know that its not lagg because even when i play single player it does it too. Exept, for me i only get about 3 to 6 mins at a time with the games but my computer isent at all hot.

HELP ME PLEASE
 

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Hello there. My computer constantly freezes whenever I try to play any game. From Pinball to Elder Scrolls: Oblivion... I will be playing the game and the computer will be fine for a while, and all of a sudden the game will freeze. When this happens I can move the mouse for about 10 seconds and then everything freezes and whatever sound was playing on my speakers starts to constantly loop. The freeze can last from 1 to 5 minutes. I have no idea what it could be. I know it isn't dust clogging the fans because I clean out my computer on a regular basis. But like I said, I have no clue what it is. Someone out there please help me to at least figure out what this could be. If you can help me fix it, that would be great and I would really appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
 

Answer:Computer Freezing While Playing Any Game, Could It Be Graphics Drivers?

sounds like drivers...so uninstal the ones now and install the newer ones...if that doesn work it might be the card itself havin trouble
 

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Hi, I have been having this lock screen flickering problem from the last 3 months. The lock screen keeps jumping on startup and after locking due to inactivity. Please help, Thanks

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Very suddenly a few days ago my PC (Alienware x51 r2) froze and then crashed whenever I tried to play a game. I've had the computer for 1.5 years without a single problem. The crash was more of a lock-up if anything. The screen froze but all sound continued to play, until that stopped 5 seconds later. The monitor then went black and the computer made the BIOS beep sound. The monitor then refused to notice the PC, being unable to show anything.
This crash happened twice, each time I got the monitor to find the PC again the crash repeated itself. I could only get the monitor to find the PC after multiple restarts.
Then, I lost it again. This time when it started up, I launched startup repair once the screen finally worked. The computer crashed again during this, and I haven't got the screen to find it since.

The crash is always followed by that startup BIOS beep sound, and sometimes if I just leave the computer on for a while even while the screen isn't working, I'll hear that sound again, meaning that it's crashed again.

I can't get any specs for you really, as I can't even see them with this monitor problem.
I know the computer is Alienware x51 r2, the graphics card is Nvidia in the 700s, and that's about all I know.
Please tell me if there's anything I can do, thanks!
 

Answer:Games caused my computer to lock-up and crash, now it can't connect to my monitor

sounds to me like the graphics card might be a bit dead or at least on its way out. its not a case of the monitor finding the pc, its the other way around. i could be wrong and im sure someone might have other ideas what could be the problem. try the card in another pc maybe if u have access to one?
 

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Hello ladies and gentlemen of TSG!
I've been having a quite dodgy problem lately, basically the computer freezes at random.. often shortly after the computer fully booted. And the computer freezes EVERY time i start up a game, like wow and whatnot. So that sounds like a pretty common problem i guess.

Now the wierd part is that after installing motherboard drivers and graphics card drivers it would work pretty much perfect and i could play games and have multiple heavy programs running at once, once i restarted the computer one time, or a few times in one case, it would simply refuse to launch these games and keep freezing at windows load or a bit later on.

I've tried both vista 64 bit and xp 32bit, which im currently using. The problem prevails on both OS. So my not so qualified guess is that its a hardware problem. As my old motherboard broke and it took 1 RAM with it into the grave im currently running with only 1GB ram. Sure the cpu might get too much stress and just freeze the computer, but that still doesent explain why the computer ran near flawlessly until i rebooted the pc. (had the computer on for about 3 days and it worked fine until reboot)

This is some of the things i tried:

- System rollback
- Uninstall graphics drivers and install older versions / just plain reinstall of new one.
- Reinstalling motherboard drivers (dunno if i even did that right, but it seemed to fix the problem until i rebooted the pc)

- Installed new OS (from vista to xp)
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Answer:Solved: Computer freezing at random, also freezes every time i start a game.

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So I went to the Computer Viruses And Spyware section, hoping to fix this problem.  It still hasn't been fixed, so I hope someone here can help me.  Here is the updated copy & pasted summary of my problems from the Viruses And Spyware forumAlmost a week ago I was playing a full-screen online game (MapleStory to be exact; http://mapleglobal.com)  and suddenly the game, along with the computer, just completely froze.  I couln't alt-tab out of the game, ctrl-alt-delete did not work either, so I had to reset my computer.  I tried getting in-game again, and about 10-20 seconds after getting in-game, it freezes again.  Almost immediately after the problem began with the game, my PC began to become unstable.  While I'm browsing the internet or even through my folders, one of the fans in my laptop would start to hum, and about 5 seconds later the computer would freeze, 3-5 seconds later the monitor would black out and 1 second after that, the screen would return to normal and everything would be unfrozen.  The humming noise that comes before is the tell-tale sign that this will happen.  Also it is not a fan I usually hear running; it sounds "smooth" when it runs, and I only hear that fan run when I'm playing full-screen games or games that take up alot of memory, like TankBall (which I will cover later), or even just programs in general that take up alot of memory.Also, sometimes the monitor will keep blac... Read more

Answer:Computer instablility; blinking monitor, freezing computer [nvlddmkm problem!]

Someone help please...  I need this laptop fixed asap before I start online schooling.

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I started this discussion here:
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/igfxem-module-what-is-it-do-i-need-it.1182320/#post-9321944
since that module is constantly running at 30% and thought that might be the cause of my problems,
but it was suggested I post the issues here instead.

The main issue I notice is when I have multiple windows/web sites open and close one, all the others lock up and I have to go into task manager to end them, then start all over again.
Once in a while I'll get the script error that refuses to close, again, I have to go into task manager to end all IE programs.
Very rarely, it happened today, the web page will go a solid black or white and flicker for a few seconds then the script error box will appear.
This time it said, "not identified" once before I think it said Adobe reader CD problem.

Any ideas what the problem might be and how to solve it?
Thank you!!
 

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Hiya,

With the help of a friend, I finished building a new computer this weekend.

The problem is that the monitor just shuts down randomly about 2-10 minutes into playing any 3-d games. The monitor goes black, and in a couple of seconds, the green light next to the power switch starts flashing.

This has happened in the exact same fashion for three unrelated games all of which are 3D based. So far, non-gaming computing (internet etc) is going fine.

The monitor is recycled from my old computer, and it may be the problem:

1) The display driver is from 2001. It is a Gateway VX900, (SVGA) and the Windows XP driver update did not find anything newer. ANY ideas on safe/reliable sources of updated drivers? (Gateway.com was not forthcoming...)

The specs of the new system:

Windows XP operating system Home Edition

Asus A8N-SLI motherboard
Athalon AMD 64 3800+ CPU
XFX nVIDIA SLI GeForce 6600 GT graphics card
***This is a DVI-out card, I had to use a DVI to VGA conversion plug to connect it to my monitor***
2 Gig ram


What else might you need to know?
 

Answer:VGA monitor going blank during 3-d game play on new computer

3d gaming stresses many parts of the system. are you sure you're looking at a monitor problem and not something else, like a video card cooling problem for example? attempt lowering your refresh rates and/or screen resolution to take some stress off the monitor. if no problems exist within your box, the monitor is faulty.

reply whether or not your numlock key triggers the led on your keyboard during one of these blackouts.

also: when does the monitor come back?

PS > the dvi to vga converter is not a problem.
 

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Hello, I built a computer awhile ago and I had problems with the gpu before.. The monitor wasnt showing anything so I RMA'd it. I had to get a new motherboard due to bent pins (first time building) This time my Uncle built the PC for me and I didn't think about testing the games I had on it. When I got home I tested them and here are the problems:

When I open a Nvidia Demo or ANY Game. Low or high graphics
My Monitor will click off and then my computer will restart itself.

Errors:
Blue screen of death viewer gave me this:
dxgkrnl.sys dxgkrnl.sys+5d000 fffff880`04909000 fffff880`049fd000 0x000f4000 0x4d3fa1a0
xgmms1.sys+37dc0 fffff880`04c00000 fffff880`04c46000 0x00046000 0x4d3fa174
nvlddmkm.sys nvlddmkm.sys+83ab78 fffff880`04ce8000 fffff880`057bb000 0x00ad3000 0x55b0323a

I have completely Wiped Windows 7 to see if it were Drivers. Re-installed everything and the same thing keeps happening.
Gpu heat: 50C Idle randomly. Can spike to 71 without games

Parts:
Motherboard: Asus B85M-K Series
CPU: Intel i5 -4570 CPU @ 3.20 GHz
RAM: Installed RAM is 16 GB (unsure of brand name, 8GB ea)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit
GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 770
PSU: Corsair HX750 (750W)
I have a CPU fan cooler as well.

NOTHING IS OVERCLOCKED.

I have done Stress tests:

GPU Stress test instantly crashed my pc causing the monitor to click off and then restart my pc with the same BSOD error.
Other stress test passed perfectly fine with no errors.
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Answer:Monitor clicks off and computer restarts when I try to game.

Welcome to TSG!

You the admin on another tech forum? http://www.technolapo.com/forums/16...-computer-restarts-when-i-try-game-[guy].html
Looks like exact same post.

OK, so I bet you have been looking at all the other answers out there.
Have you tried any or all of them?
Clean install of the latest drivers, and direct X?
Windows fully updated?
Had a look inside your machine and checked for any loose cables?

One post just bugged me so much, the OP said they solved the problem but never gave a solution. So many people could have been helped by that. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1961790/bsod-dxgkrnl-sys-dxgmms1-sys-nvlddmkm-sys.html
I think, if I am reading it right, they solved the problem by doing this;
What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.Click to expand...

Hard to tell for sure because they discovered another crash related to the PSU.
 

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This build is less than a year old:CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V PRO
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
SSD: Intel 520 Series 250GB SSD
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750WA couple months ago I started having a problem where my every day use was normal, but after returning to my computer the monitors would not resume from standby. The computer was still running, and as far as I could tell, all of my programs were still working in the background. This problem continues to occur, although not as much lately. I'm not sure if it's related to the main problem I'm now having, which is:

My computer locks up. It starts with one program, where others are still usable. Sometimes it starts working after about 30 seconds - still very annoying. Other times it progresses and all programs lock up - and then they all start working after 30 seconds (and everything I had clicked during the lock up goes into action). Now more frequently, it locks up, starting with one program, then moving to them all, then my mouse freezes, and it never comes back (and I have to reboot). After a reboot, this often happens within the first 5 minutes of use, so I end up in a constant reboot/use for a few minutes cycle until it magically works - and then it can go for days without issue.

My first thought was an issue with my PSU, but now I'm not so sure. Ideas?

Answer:Monitor turning off, computer freezing

Have you tried to run a Malware and Virus scan. It almost sounds like something is robbing your system of resources. You can also try to go into control panel and Admin tools and select Performance monitor and when it starts to hang see if you can locate what is causing the problem. At least this will rule out software as the issue.

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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My new Ideapad 500-15ISK has the flickering monitor during the boot, sometimes black monitor and sometimes it restarts randomly. This problems come up after the last Windows10 update. I tried to install the drivers of the graphics card but the problems remain. Thank you Matteo

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Hi, all, I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and recently bought a Asus MB169B external USB monitor.  When I plug the monitor in, the laptop monitor (not the external monitor) flickers about every half second.  If I unplug it, it stops.  I upgraded my video driver to no avail.
Is it simply a power supply issue (the external monitor  does not have a power cord)?  Anything I can do?  It does it even if I have the laptop plugged in and charging.  
*something interesting - I just discovered if I duplicate the display and not extend the flickering goes away...but that kind of defeats the point of a dual monitor for me.
Thanks.

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Hey guys,

I have recently started playing League of Legends. The first while i was playing it with utorrent running, then i added Skype, then iTunes, then a program called LoL replay (just a program that captures the replays of the games i have played). Everything was running fine until i started running iTunes, my monitor will lose signal then approx 2-10 seconds later the music would shut off yet my computer would still run and require a reboot. When i reboot everything would start up normally except sometimes the main hard drive out of the 3 i have would make ticking sounds, obviously its on its way out. But could that be the culprit of the monitor crashing? Could it be the PSU or the Video Card or a bad RAM stick?

Computer specs:
Intel core 2 duo cpu E7500 @ 2.93 GHZ
4 GB RAM
Windows 7 64 bit
Enermax 620W PSU
ATI Radeon HD 4800
 

Answer:During game monitor loses signal computer remains running

UPDATE:

I went and bought a used Hard Drive as a replacement for my current main original Hard Drive. I was going to swap them out because of the ticking the main was making. During this i have discovered that by plugging the main hard drive into a different cable, spot 2 or 3 that i dont get stuck on windows startup screen, and the ticking has gone away. I plug any other Hard Drive into spot 1 and that hard drive is now ticking.
 

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I am not sure exactly what forum this fits under but here it is

I recently switched monitors with my brother, he finally moved his ginormous monitor out of the house. So now I have a dinky 20 inch, any who yesterday when he was over visiting he went into war3 which has had its resolution set to 1600x1200 (from the old monitor) when my new monitor only goes to 1680x1050. So the screen flipped out and 2 hours later of rebooting and aimless clicking it still wasn't displaying properly. Very seldom would it show anything, its just a black screen, today i messed with it for 20 minutes and saw nothing at all.I tried hooking up an ancient screen from 10 years ago, same results, anyone have any ideas? I bet if I knew how to blindly get into safe mode It would work. When I initially put in the new monitor I set the res to its proper size on the desktop and in world of warcraft(not war3).

Heres the wopper, now when I start it up hoping it will magically fix itself, it makes erent erent noise on boot, and judging from my interface screen on my keyboard its not getting into windows. Because the little screen on my keyboard will light up when windows is loaded. I believe this is due to the 2 hours of my brother trying to get i to work. So I dont even know if getting into safe mode will help.

I am sorry I dont have a dxdiag so ill tell you what I can remember about the computer

Windows xp
sp 2
7600 nvid video card
2gig dd2 ram
Plenty of space
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Answer:Old resolution setting on a game crashed my computer, and new monitor shows nothing

I'd shut down and reseat the video card, all the monitor swapping may have caused it to become unseated.

After doing that, are you getting anything to display on screen at all (like the POST). If so, you should be about fixed. Just before Windows begins to load start tapping F8, then you'll get the boot menu where most people then go into Safe Mode. Do not go into safe mode, choose VGA mode. Windows will then boot normally, just with a crap resolution. But the correct drivers and everything should be loaded, so then you just set the resolution to what you want and you are fixed.
 

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Is there a piece of software which can be installed on computer system that works in the background and if the computer freezes, or if an application freezes, it will have the latest information about what happened, possibly why it happened, ETC?

Looking for a technical support type solution where we could have a better idea of exactly what was happening with the system prior to the freeze.
 

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Hi all.Let me start off by saying that this problem has occured in the past and then went away for a few months and now it's back.  What happens is spontanuosly my monitor will say "Monitor Going to Sleep".  My computer then freezes up.  I first checked the monitor cables and everything is in tack.  I then shut off the monitor and turned it back on and it says No Input Signal and then it goes back into sleep mode.  I then restarted the computer manually and sometimes it comes back, sometimes it doesnt.  What ussually happens is it'll restart and then turn itself off again after about 10 seconds with still nothing showing up on the screen.  I didn't even try switching monitors because if it was the monitor, the computer would at least turn on.  This happens very randomly so it's really hard to try and test what the problem is.  It has happened when I'm playing a game, or even when I am just sitting at the desktop.  It happened when I was playing a game and thats how I found out that the computer itself is freezing as well because the sound would repeat as if it froze.  I formatted my computer yesturday and about 10 minutes of just sitting on the desktop, it happened again.  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&docname=c00389436&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USENThat is my computer except I had installed more RAM and a 6800GS video card around December.  ... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezing and Monitor Loosing Input

Quote  I contacted HP yesturday though and they said it might be the motherboard.   Did they offer to replace it? If so, I would take them up on that. A flimsy HP power supply trying to pull that high end graphics card jumps out at me.

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My laptop bought with Windows 8 home was upgraded to Windows 10 professional in the first year of purchase 2015. 
Recently, it was running slow and I tried start up repair. After that restart indicated error with login module. Later at each power on lock screen flickering with loading dots and not allowing the log in.
I called Dell support and they suggested and arranged windows 8/8.1 recovery media.
I wish to come out of this problem by only repair of login module, saving my windows profile and valuable data. Did anybody ever face this problem and what's the remedy ? 

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I've just received my Y700 last week but from last weekends, the screen begins flashing in game when I plugged in the adapter. I've chatted with the support departments and updated all the drivers but it did not workAny ideas of that issue? Is there something wrong with the hardware?

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Hi, Guys and Gals.
I just got my MSI GTX1080 Sea Hawx SLI and NVIDIA's SLI Bridge installed but somehow two of the three monitors flicker in-game.

Overall performance is really great, but on two screens the monitor flickers like an analog TV or so...

I have read somewhere that flickering on 1080 might happen, but only on desktop, watching videos or websurfing, but this problem is only in-game. But it happens every time.

The problem only occurs on TWO of the three displays used for NVIDIA Surround AND first I thought it was the card, but both monitors are on different cards in the SLI rig. So the screen that does not flickers also shares the card with a monitor that flickers.

Two are connected using DVI-D cable and one is connected with a DVI-D cable and a Display Port adapter to make it fit because the 1080s only has one DVI-D port each.

Playing in windowed mode (even borderless) makes the flickering go away, but as soon as I switch back to fullscreen it flickers again.

Please help here if you can or point me to the right direction. I appreciate that very much.

I posted the same problem to the NVIDIA Forum, but no luck so far.... https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...in-game-only-/
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Answer:GTX1080 SLI Surround Flickering In-Game Only

Hallo Malte und willkommen in der Windows Zehn forum

I did a quick Google search and found a thread on an overclocking forum where someone had the same issue, and the solution provided was to check if the bridge was inserted correctly, he said that his SLI bridge was a little bit loose and that is why he had flickering.

Have you checked this?

And how about the NVIDIA drivers, do you have the latest ones available?

You can check them here: NVIDIA Drivers

And also remember that there will be a big amount of games out there that don't have that great support for SLI!

Cheers, Boris

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So ive had the Lenovo Y50 70 touch for a while and it worked perfectly when i first got it but now im having problems with my laptop, its being buggy and the screen filckers! Also when Im playing a game (CS:GO) I went from playing to the highest settings to playing with really shi*ty settings (really crazy fps drops!) . Please help! I might replace this laptop for an alienware but im trying to save money. HELP ASAP!

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Hi, Guys and Gals.
I just got my MSI GTX1080 Sea Hawx SLI and NVIDIA's SLI Bridge installed but somehow two of the three monitors flicker in-game.

Overall performance is really great, but on two screens the monitor flickers like an analog TV or so...

I have read somewhere that flickering on 1080 might happen, but only on desktop, watching videos or websurfing, but this problem is only in-game. But it happens every time.

The problem only occurs on TWO of the three displays used for NVIDIA Surround AND first I thought it was the card, but both monitors are on different cards in the SLI rig. So the screen that does not flickers also shares the card with a monitor that flickers.

Two are connected using DVI-D cable and one is connected with a DVI-D cable and a Display Port adapter to make it fit because the 1080s only has one DVI-D port each.

Playing in windowed mode (even borderless) makes the flickering go away, but as soon as I switch back to fullscreen it flickers again.

Please help here if you can or point me to the right direction. I appreciate that very much.

I posted the same problem to the NVIDIA Forum, but no luck so far.... https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...in-game-only-/
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Answer:GTX1080 SLI Surround Flickering In-Game Only

Hallo Malte und willkommen in der Windows Zehn forum

I did a quick Google search and found a thread on an overclocking forum where someone had the same issue, and the solution provided was to check if the bridge was inserted correctly, he said that his SLI bridge was a little bit loose and that is why he had flickering.

Have you checked this?

And how about the NVIDIA drivers, do you have the latest ones available?

You can check them here: NVIDIA Drivers

And also remember that there will be a big amount of games out there that don't have that great support for SLI!

Cheers, Boris

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I had recently updated Java, and had also recently gotten green palm tree earforce x12 headphones but this might not be the case of my crashings, as well as Updatijg Java while my computer was running a full Malwarebytes/SuperAntiSpyware/AVG scan (could not be why i'm crashing also).
When I open TF2, within' 2-4 minutes of playing, my monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and probably many other things turn off instantly except the computer I think and my monitor then says no Imput detected, go to power save. My headphones stay on though, and when my mouse shuts off, I plug it out and back in and the mouse glows but when I try to turn on the monitor, while moving the glowing mouse, it will display the same no Imput signal, go to power save.
It would be dandy for you to tell me how to tell you what hardware i'm using so you could help me, my graphics card is Geforce by Nvidia but I think it's a specific product. I'm currently also using a wireless keyboard that reads RF wireless, and a mouse that says SS WHITE with water and a little shark inside of it ( =) ). My monitor says Sony on it.
This only happens when I play TF2 and no place else (TF2 is my only Steam game by the way )
When I try to update my Geforce's drivers, it will just freeze (only the program and not my computer), and it kind of won't update, only at the moment though, I might have to stay determined and keep hitting Download Now to figure things out.
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A couple of days ago I was playing a full-screen online game (MapleStory to be exact; http://mapleglobal.com)  and suddenly the game, along with the computer, just completely froze.  I couln't alt-tab out of the game, ctrl-alt-delete did not work either, so I had to reset my computer.  I tried getting in-game again, and about 10-20 seconds after getting in-game, it freezes again.  Almost immediately after the problem began with the game, my PC began to become unstable.  While I'm browsing the internet or even through my folders, one of the fans in my laptop would start to hum, and about 5 seconds later the computer would freeze, 3-5 seconds later the monitor would black out and 1 second after that, the screen would return to normal and everything would be unfrozen.  The humming noise that comes before is the tell-tale sign that this will happen.  Also it is not a fan I usually hear running; it sounds "smooth" when it runs, and I only hear that fan run when I'm playing full-screen games or games that take up alot of memory, like TankBall (which I will cover later), or even just programs in general that take up alot of memory.Also, sometimes the monitor will keep blacking out at random times WITHOUT freezing, usually just once or twice in a row, but sometimes it would keep blacking out every 2 seconds.  The thing is, unlike the problem stated about the monitor blacking out in your official Windows XP faq, and I qu... Read more

Answer:Glitchy monitor, freezing computer, etc. Pretty much the works.

You have some infection there....Print these instructions out.1. Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:http://www.superantispyware.com/    * Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.    * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.    * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here: http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html.)    * Close SUPERAntiSpyware.Restart computer in Safe Mode.To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; select Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screen    * Open SUPERAntiSpyware.    * Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.    * Click the Scanning Control tab.    * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):          o Close browsers before scanning.          o Scan for tracking cookies.          o Terminate memory threats before quarantining.    * Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen. ... Read more

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My new Ideapad 500-15ISK has the flickering monitor during the boot, sometimes black monitor and sometimes it restarts randomly. This problems come up after the last Windows10 update. I tried to install the drivers of the graphics card but the problems remain.
 
Thank you
 
Matteo
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello there.So I bought my laptop several months ago, a G500, i3 3110m 2.4GHz, 4gb RAM and AMD HD 8570m. The problem is that when I try to play some games like South Park the Stick of Truth or Heroes of the Storm, I get some sort of flickering of the image, like the first image that appears stays still and the rest of the game runs around it changing between these too, if you know what I mean. I'm running on Win 8.1 now and when I had Win 7 I had the same problem but I found out that it was because of the latest driver, once I installed the driver from the lenovo website I didn't have this problem. On 8.1, I tried with the latest driver and with the one from the lenovo website but no luck so far, should I try some different versions or what do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G500 flickering image in-game

You can try installing the driver for windows 8 using "compatibility" settings. Also - install AMD Catalyst drivers for Windows 8.1

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i m using window 7 ultimate..
everything juz work fine..
except screen flickering in 1 game..
everytime i left click in that game, screen start flickering, after flickering serveral times den jump out to desktop screen..
i m using acer aspire 4736, intel core 2 duo processor T6400(2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB L2cache), Intel GMA 4500MHD, 3 GB DDR3 Memory.
any1 can tell me how to solve it?

Answer:Screen flickering in game (Window 7 Ultimate)

i had this problem back with windows vista
after a while i noticed it was windows sidebar conflicting with bf2

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Hi,
 
I got a T440s (Intel 4400) and use Windows 8.1 64x.
 
All drivers are up to date.
 
My problem: Minecraft graphics are "flickering". This looks like graphic artefacts from previous shown frames or simply parts missing..
 
I basically tried everything and completely out of idea. I treid different version of minecraft on different partitions with different java version with different memory setting and tried the last 2 different intel driver versions.
 
All in vain. This flickering is difficult to catch with a screenshot but i managed to catch below screenshot, where you can see the box for the achievments being partially missing (its only a splitsecond).
 
Link to image
 
I am absolutely lost and appreciate all hints/help.
 
Moderator note: large image(s) converted to link(s):  About Posting Pictures In The Forums

Answer:T440S OpenGL game flickering (Minecraft)

Solved: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-58760 

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Hello I bought a used T41 about a year ago, and changed its hard drive from a standard 40 gb to a 120 gb one (dual boot WinXP/Ubuntu, did not use the recovery console to reinstall windows, rather used my own copy and downloaded the drivers from the Lenovo website). The computer worked fine up until a month ago, when, in the midlle of browsing, the display on the screen started to "shake" (kind of hard to describe, but was it was like a shearing and some fuzziness). I turned it off and turn on again and the computer would either not boot, or would boot normally and would show the same symptoms as above randomly (smtimes after 5 min, sometimes after 2 hrs). This was the case when the computer was plugged in (with or without the battery attached) or just on battery powe. I am startin to think that it might be a problem with the display adapter, which i think means i would have to replace the whole mobo. I am just posting here to see if anybody has any suggestions either via knowlegde or prior experience. Thankx in advance

Answer:Freezing and flickering of the screen on a T41

oh, and i forgot to mention the most imprtant part. When the display was "shearing", there was no response from the computer (mouse cursor not moving, could not type), which seems to suggest that is not just the screen ( i have had it connested to an external monitor as well and had no luck either

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Recently started having a problem in all programs running on the PC. It will randomly freeze up the current program running and the title bar will flicker for a few moments (anywhere from 15 seconds to a minute) then will be fine, until it happens again. This happens in any program currently active, have seen it occur in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Word, Excel, PhotoImpact Pro, among others.
It is very annoying and seems to be getting worse (happening more often). I have run virus and malware detection and cleanup. I have a Windows 8 OS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Programs freezing and flickering

It would help if you were to tell more about this system?
 

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Ook, this is happening to my parent's system, basically the logon screen will either freeze or when you do get to log on the 'Welcome' goes blurry and freezes also. If you do manage to logon then you get these little lines about 20 pixels long and no more than 1 pixel high flick onto the screen every few seconds.

Specs are:

Athlon 3500+
2GB DDR
On board geforce 6100
400w PSU
Vista Premium
Screen is a 3 day old 20" acer

The system itself is almost 3 years old, it originally came with XP but last november it completely screwed up and I only have a copy of Vista so that's why it has it.. I'm hoping this problem isn't hardware related but does anyone know what could be causing this? I'll need to dig out my vga adapter to try the screen on my rig in case it is just a faulty screen.

Cheers

Answer:Flickering and freezing screen

I would check the screen first then go from there. Very likely it could be the video card too.

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Recently started having a problem in all programs running on the PC. It will randomly freeze up the current program running and the title bar will flicker for a few moments (anywhere from 15 seconds to a minute) then will be fine, until it happens again. This happens in any program currently active, have seen it occur in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Word, Excel, PhotoImpact Pro, among others.
It is very annoying and seems to be getting worse (happening more often). I have run virus and malware detection and cleanup. I have a Windows 8.1 OS. HP Pavilion 23 computer. AMD A6-5200 APU with Radion HD Graphics 2.00 GHz. 4.00 GB RAM. 64-bit.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

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Just purchased two Dell U2715H 27" monitors the other day and a Dell XPS8900 tower.

intel Core i7
16GB Ram
NVidia GTX 960
I am having an issue where when I launch two steam games I run into a crash. The games i'm trying to run are "Pure Pool" and "Pool Nation FX". Both games sometimes run without any issues, but occasionally when the game has ended the screen which I was gaming on will turn completely black, not even backlit, just black.

Also when I launch the games sometimes the monitor in which the game is running will be completely black, not even backlit, but i'll still be able to hear the sound.

What is really odd is that when I close the program such as the pool game, the black screen will still remain. (please note I can still use task manager on my other monitor).

Also, sometimes when I finish playing either game I won't get any black screen, but when I come to restart my computer one of my monitors will be black, not even backlit as before.

I can run DOTA 2 without any issues at all. This PC and monitors are both new purchased this week.

Answer:Computer with dual monitor setup showing black screen on game launch

One thing I also notice is that when running in Window mode it tends to perform better, but yesterday as I was playing Pure Pool, the screen just went randomly black even when in windowed mode.

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Hi I upgraded my Computer last year and I recently got some new games to play on it. All my older games have ran with no issues. But I have been having trouble playing The Sims 4 and Sudden strike 4.

After about a hour sometimes less my Computer will freeze when playing these games and monitor speakers will emit a buzzing sound as audio is being looped extremely fast. I have to press the restart button on my Computer for it stop.

My specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Professional.
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380.
RAM: 32 GB
CPU: AMD FX 8320.

I also replace the PSU last year.

I would quite grateful if anyone can help me solve this annoying issue.

Thank you.
 

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Moved to Hardware, due to the fact I believe this is a hardware problem not a Game problem or software problem.
 

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I bought a refurbished laptop (hp 6930p elite) from an ebay seller last month. The laptop has been having display problems. I first noticed occasional flickering. It can be temporarily resolved by adjusting the angle of the laptop screen, but the flickering always comes back later. I connected the laptop to an external monitor and had no flicker problems, so I think I've counted out video card issues.

I've had occasional display freezing as well. Ie, programs still run, but the entire display stops or skips for a second or two. The problems (flicker and freeze) are most prevalent when I'm actually holding the laptop in my lap... I guess because it is a hardware problem that is disturbed by small movements?

I contacted the seller, and they said I could take off the front bezel and check the cable connections without voiding the 90-day warranty they offered. I reset the connections between the inverter the display panel and the backlight, but it didn't help.

Both the seller and I are trying to avoid me having to ship the laptop back to them for replacement or repair. (Costs them $ and leaves me without a laptop for a while) They've offered to send me a new inverter, but I don't know enough about laptop display mechanisms to be confident that the inverter is really the problem.

Just wanted to get some feedback or a second opinion on what could be causing intermittent backlight flicker and total display freezing.
 

Answer:Display problems: flickering / freezing

Hi and welcome to TSG.

This certainly sounds like an faulty inverter / backlight problem. I had the exact same problem on an old Fujitsu Seimens laptop... flickering screen which could be temporarily fixed by moving closing / reopening the lid. Over time it just got worse and worse until it eventually went totally.

Replaceing the inverter board (normally a pretty quick and easy fix) fixed the problem. If you have had it apart enough to check the connectors you shouldn't have a problem replacing the inverter board.
 

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Hallo all, A couple of weeks ago my thinkpad started to act weird.The laptop freezes and the screen will go cr crazy, only possibility is to restart the laptop by holding the power button.My hardware configuration is:1x Samsung 840 Evo 250GB (Windows 8.1 installed) Internal Sata1x 1TB Harddrive (File storage) HDD Caddy12GB Ram (Tested no errors found)Intel i7 2630QMNVidia Quadro 1000mBetter cooling fan (04W1574)System is up to date First thing i tried was reinstalling the OS. After reinstalling the OS the problem still exists. Tried different drivers for the chipset and graphics but i don't know if they are to correct ones. Updated the drivers with Intel Update Utility. Checked the ram and this could not be the problem. When i looked in the system log i see a lot of errors like this:: The embedded controller (EC) returned data when none was requested. The BIOS might be trying to access the EC without synchronizing with the operating system. This data will be ignored. No further action is necessary; however, you should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. There were also errors about ACPI but i can't see the logfile now so can't be more specific. After reading this errors i decited to reflash the bios firmware which went good. After all these things the laptop worked great for about 7 days. After the 7 days the problems came back. Please help me because i don't know where to search anymore. Problem persists with integra... Read more

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**Requesting moderator to move to PC gaming forum if possible! Thank you.**

Good evening TechSupport members,
Long time reader, first time posting! I am experiencing difficulties running an old DirectX6 16bit game of mine in Windows XP Pro (SP3 - fully updated). Amusingly, the game is called 'Space Bunnies Must Die!' (don't ask...)

The issue I'm having is when the game loads in, I'm able to see the HUD and what not, however - the 3D game itself is full of artifacts, strange colors, stretching polygons and to top it off - the screen flickers very rapidly. After doing a bit of research, I've come to the conclusion that it must be a videocard related issue as turning off 3D Hardware in the games options (usually) allows me to play the game fine, albeit in software mode and as a result, looks bad.

I have tried a bunch of things. Disabling and unplugging my secondary monitor, trying compatability modes from Windows 95 to Windows 2000, forcing Vsync off/on, reinstalled DirectX off the games disk, changing resolutions, setting my desktop to 16Bit color, booting XP with 1 core, disabling visual themes, forcing 640x480 and probably more that I can't think of at the moment. The game is just being very stubborn and refuses to play with hardware acceleration. I'm able to run DirectX7 and later games with no issue whatsoever.

My hardware is as follows:
Intel i5 750 CPU
nVidia GeForce GTX 570
12GB RAM
Windows XP Professional

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Answer:[SOLVED] Screen flickering while running DirectX6 16bit Game

Moved thread to PC Gaming forum for better results.

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For the past 2 weeks I have been having issues with my display. It started with being unable to launch GTA V after a recent update - it crashes on launch, and after much troubleshooting I can only assume it is because of an issue with my GPU.

Not only am I unable to run that particular game, but I am also experiencing vertical green lines and screen flickering while watching Netflix. It is very quick, but often.

I have tried all the basic things like updating graphics drivers, but I don't really know what to do beyond that.

This is my GPU: https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/R9-285-GAMING-2G

I have included screenshots from GPU-Z but I don't know what any of that means. :D

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A few weeks ago, my XPS 15 started flickering for about 1 second and then would freeze completely, couldn't move my mouse and if there was any sound playing before it would stop. It normally happens right after I open the screen and it wakes up (doesn't happen on boot, just when it was sleeping) but occasionally happens while I'm using it. I've tried reinstalling the graphics drivers (both the 960M and the 530) and that hasn't made a difference.

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 I bought this laptop in March. I haven't really had any issues until recently. The bottom the of the screen keeps flickering and freezing up. I use this Laptop for school to work on programming assignments. The most intensive application this computer is running is visual studio. The bios is updated and all the windows updates are currently. I also used the Lenovo Campanion application to search for any other updates.The video link below shows the screen flickering. I really can't figure out what it could be. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXCTZ-0F2YA

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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Question: Game Lock Up

Ok i will try to explain all this in one go. i have microsoft flight sim 2004 just installed, The problem been is that after so long say 1, 2 mins it just locks up and i have to restart my computer from the restart button. In this game, it gives you a diagnostic tool wich allows you to boot the game in safe mode and play it, to see if there is a hardware fault, I did this and it didnt freeze or hang. But as soon i i start it the proper way its back to it hanging and freezing. So this is suggesting that i have a hardware fault. What does anyone think can be the problem, I run other games and dont have this problem, my card is a Geforce Fx 5900 and i have all the latest driver and direct x installed. My OS Is XP Home with service pack 2 and i have 512 ddr Amd 2500 processer.

Answer:Game Lock Up

Have you simply tried reinstalling the game?

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Hey, really not sure where to put this but this has been bugging me for a while now and I should really see if I can get some help to fix it. Quite awkward to explain the problem but ill give it a try;

If I start up my computer, I can then load up any game that I have with no worries and play for as long as I want, however when I then close the game, and try to open up another game (could be the same game again) then my computer will attempt to start it, and lockup on a black screen with the loading cursor not spinning requiring a system restart.

At first I thought it was to do with steam as it appeared to be only steam games which did it, but it does seem to do this with non-steam games too (However for some reason it does not with starcraft 2). So this has really been getting annoying having to restart if I want to change game.

Any help on this problem, or things that you could need me to post up?

Oh and I have done various memory, CPU and GPU hardware tests and nothing seems to be wrong, and this is with the latest drivers and a clean windows install so I really dont understand what could be causing it.

Thanks
 

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Question: Monitor Flickering

Hi i am back with another problem. This time around its my monitor. Its been behaving erratically for a while but it just got worse. Earlier it used to flicker as if there is a current flickering problem but that is apparently not the case. While flickering a few black lines start dancing accross the screen and the screen size starts reducing and becoming normal.
Now in addition to the above after flickering a few times the screen goes blank reducing to a single blue line in the center of the screen. I tried switching off the monitor and turn it back on. I even shut down the entire computer but the line would appear even on reboot. The problem stays as long as i dont give the monitor a whack on the side that is when it comes back to normal. I have searched the forums but did not manage to find anything of much relevence.

One more thing earlier i would reattach the connections a bit in case the flickering persisted for too long and it would become ok but start again after about 30 mins

For information i am using a LG Studioworks 552V 15 inch CRT Screen on a ATi Radeon Xpress 200 series graphic card

Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:Monitor Flickering

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I have my tv connected to my pc so i can view streams on my tv. via svideo. And my tv is flickering i have tried changing the screen refresh rate and hardware acceleration but nothing is helping. Any advice guys? thanks.
 

Answer:Tv monitor is flickering

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The screen on our new Envy 27 Touch is flickering.  Have tried updating the display drivers, but did not solve the problem.

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Have just bought an Sony KDL-40V2000U LCD TV and connected it to my media PC. However, the screen is flickering. Any ideas how to stop this ?(Radeon 9600, 128mb graphics card fitted to dual Xeon PC)

Answer:LCD TV as monitor flickering

make sure your DirectX is v9v if XP with Service pack 2.Also check you refresh screen rates.

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My pc monitor suddenly started flickering then The full screen went striped and I couldn't do anything I tried restarting the pc but when ever I booted it had a black screen I reinstalled windows and I can use the pc but the screen is messed up and it's only detecting standard vga drivers and not my graphics card which is the amd r9 200 series

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Question: Flickering monitor

i began getting a flickering accross my monitor screen yesterdday (most noticable on white screen). Is there a way to determine if it is the monitor or something else? i reset monitor to 85 hertz but it made no difference.
it is a T4170 e machine and a 19" Envisision monitor (both about 3 years old)

bear with me trying to figure out how this works Herb
 

Answer:Flickering monitor

how about a response here?
 

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I'm not sure if this is something that can be helped... but my monitor is now, all of a sudden, flickering bluish and yellowish colors rather often... is it on its last leg?
 

Answer:Monitor Flickering...

most likely yes it is....how old is it? are you sure there isnt a tv or something causing interference? connection solid? note* some moniter plugs will wear out and the pins will eventually fall off and stay in the moniter's plug.
 

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Question: flickering monitor

This is my daughters pc, and this is her explanation. All i know about the pc is, its a Dell, skinny tower, ex NHS thats been wiped clean and XP reinstalled. 40gb HD and probably onboard graphics.Very basic. I figure there can only be 2 issues here, either the monitor has developed a fault (i'm trying to locate another to try) or its the on-board graphics chip. Should this be the case, i would like to add a graphics card, but how do i know if it will be compatible? No gaming req, just a basic card will do.

Answer:flickering monitor

Check cable connections are tight too and try another cable if possible.

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Question: Monitor flickering

My monitor every so often flickers and was looking like it was fixed earlier when i tried to uninstall the driver and removed the video card and other things like that. I put it all back together and it seemed to work. but it has started happening again. Changing the refresh rate hasnt helped. I have a radeon 9800 pro and a syncmaster 914v. thanks.
 

Answer:Monitor flickering

LCD monitors aren't supposed to flicker... What kind of 'flickering' are we talking, can you describe it? Possible causes are the display driver, in which case it is normal if it only happens during system startup or when exiting 3D applications. Another cause can be a broken backlight, which is bad.
 

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Question: Monitor Flickering

My Iiyama Vision Master 1451 19" monitor has suddenly started flickering. The edges of the picture seem to be moving in and out, and it keeps flickering (getting brighter & darker).This is not a refresh rate problem, although I thought it might be. The monitor only supports 85Hz and that's what it's on, although I've tried 60Hz and still the same problem. I've also tried Degauss several times, to no effect.I have also checked the area around the monitor for anything that could be magnetic, but there is nothing different.This happened a few days ago and then went away, but now it's back and is happening as I type this.The exact model number of the monitor is LS902UT. My graphics card is a Sparkle GeForce 3 Ti200 64MB.The first one of this monitor I got had to be replaced under warranty because it was faulty - the picture was all distorted and setting it to the defaults didn't help. Also this one is now nearly 2 years old so it's out of warranty I think. I think the problem started out as a high pitched sound that would suddenly come from the monitor, and then go if switched off/on. This hasn't happened since the flickering problem started though, so I was wondering whether it's related.Any ideas?

Answer:Monitor Flickering

In the OSD is there an auto configuration option, if so run it several times to reset the monitor. Other than this suggestion I'm afraid I can't be of more help.

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Question: Monitor flickering

Ok, I'm having this problem with an old crt monitor. I know the monitor works, so that's not the problem. It's an old NEC Multisync FE1250 and when I plug it into the VGA port on the side of my computer, all the screen does is flicker. I searched around on google and every thing I found said change the refresh rate. I tried every rate there was 59, 60, 70, 73, 75, and 80, but none of them got rid of the flickering. The flickering is so bad that you can't see anything going on. I've also had this problem with a LED tv that my aunt had.
Comptuer info

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95338 MB, Free - 49643 MB; D: Total - 41309 MB, Free - 16989 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D3J9P
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security Business Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Monitor flickering

Hi GriffyGryphon, and welcome to TSG.

You may be trying to operate the monitor at the correct frame refresh rate, but wrong resolution. See if your computer supports any of the following video formats for an externally connected monitor:

Factory Preset Resolution Modes
640 x 480 / 160 Hz,
800 x 600 / 160 Hz,
832 x 624 / 160 Hz,
1024 x 768 / 136 Hz,
1152 x 870 / 120 Hz,
1280 x 1024 / 102 Hz,
1600 x 1200 / 88 Hz,
1792 x 1344 / 78 Hz,
1800 x 1440 / 73 Hz,
1856 x 1392 / 75 Hz,
1920 x 1440 / 73 Hz

Based on information found at:
http://reviews.cnet.com/crt-monitors/nec-multisync-fe1250/4507-3175_7-1524466.html
 

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Hey!

A few months ago I noticed my monitor began to flicker on and off every once-in-a-while.
As time went by, it got worse (the flicks would be more constant, and sometimes last for longer).
I figure it'd be my monitor (it was 6 years old), so today I finally went out and bought a new one "ViewSonic VA1912w" 19" LCD screen.
I install it, with no problems, up-to-date drivers and all that, and now the monitor flickers for a longer period of time; Like, the screen will flick black for 3-5 seconds at a time..

My computer model is "Q-Tech".
I am using XP Pro, Version 2002, Service Pack 2.
I have 2.41GHZ, with 256MB of RAM.

Does anyone have any suggestions, please?
If you need more information, I will try to provide it; I am so desperate to sort this out - I thought today would be the end of my problems, but it appears just to be worse :(.

Thank you for your time. J.

Answer:My monitor keeps flickering!

post your specs including the power supply detail

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Question: flickering monitor

I turned my monitors on the morning, to find one of them flickering, really quite noticeabley. Almost like it turns off momentarily, perhaps 1/10th of a second - because it's like a black flicker.

At first, i thought it was my graphics card. But after taking the DVI cable out of the graphics card, changing the plug socket, and turning off and on the monitor it still continues to do it.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing it ? or is it simply broken

Thanks.

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Hello Oreo,
Do you have another PC you can try it on ?.

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When I am in explorer or desktop my moniter keeps flickering on and off. I have Geforce 2 MX/400 256MB RAM and WinXP.
Ever since I downloaded Detonator drivers this started happening and my Hard drive's space keeps on going down. Can anyone help me?
 

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I had this heavy flickering in my screen,specialy when the back-ground was dark.Than thanks to the people of the forum I fixed it. The problem was the refresh rate wich was put at a lower state.When I switched to the higher one I noticed that there were only two choices : 60 Hertz and 75 Hertz (what I put). My question is: Is there any higher point i can choose for my SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 940 BW?

Answer:monitor flickering

Hi Maxtrimi,

Usually at 75 Hertz, the flickering will stop. If a higher refresh rate is available, you may have to increase the resolution to see it as an available option.

For more details, see:

How to Change the Screen Refresh Rate in Vista

How to Change the Screen Resolution in Vista

Hope this helps you,
Shawn

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Hi everyone,when i turn on my computer it start to flicker on and off,a message show that there a missing autohnk file.Sometimes the screen freezes,the mouse icon disappear and the computer got a stop error message and is auto swtich off.i try re-format my computer,change another monitor but the problem still occur.I also try to change the setting such as the refresh, the acceleration and the resolution,the screen just freeze or start to flicker. However when i use safe mode,everything is normal but when i change any display setting in safe mode,it start to flicker,freeze,etcAnyone know what going on and encounter this problem before?Thanks in advanceI'm using Ms window XP home sp1Intel Pentium 4 256mb ramHP LCD flat monitor

Answer:Monitor Flickering off and on

Well , to start it wouldn't hurt to update to at least SP2 and upgrade your ram a bit. Check all connections, and reseat your video card, update your drivers.

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I have an EVGA 7600gt that has two DVI outputs, and I have a monitor connected to each. The problem is that whichever monitor I have set as the secondary one flickers whenever I open up the nVidia control panel or click the task bar icon. Has anyone ever had this happen to them, and what could be wrong?

Note that it doesn't matter which monitor I use as secondary, I've tried switching them around.
 

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Try different drivers. I've there are some wierd issues with some drivers and some cards. For example if I open the nvidia control panel at all after initial setup it screws up video playback, everything becomes really dark and can't easily be fixed by making video adjustments in the control panel, only way to fix is to change drivers.

Are you using LCDs or converting dvi to vga for crts?
 

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I have just bought a brand new E machines computer. ( I only use it for e-mail) The screen flickers continually, it is not the monitor as I hooked it up to my old one. The refresh rate is preset - 75?, I didn't adjust it should I have to on a new computer?
I have everything exactly where my old system was which was working fine until the memory died. I plan on returning it but I know they are going to argue. So what would the likely problem be? Poor video card?
 

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lynr said:

I have just bought a brand new E machines computer. ( I only use it for e-mail) The screen flickers continually, it is not the monitor as I hooked it up to my old one. The refresh rate is preset - 75?, I didn't adjust it should I have to on a new computer?
I have everything exactly where my old system was which was working fine until the memory died. I plan on returning it but I know they are going to argue. So what would the likely problem be? Poor video card?Click to expand...
Things to check

is it plugged in securely to the vid plug on the back of computer

do you have the latest drivers

are the settings correct - one would guess that the factory settings would be correct for the monitor that it came with.

Since it works fine with the old computer, my guess is that it is going to be a minor problem and you should be able to solve it. Do you have a monitor to hook up to the new computer to see if it does it with another monitor. A setting of 75 should be fine if the card supports that refresh rate. You could always lower it to 60 which is a minimal rate to double check it...doc
 

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I have a problem with my monitor. While I am surfing the internet or playing games, my monitor is unsteadily bright. It turns dark every few seconds, even when I'm not doing anything. Please help.

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Can you tell us what settings have recently been changed?Do you have both an onboard and expansion video card?What is your refresh rate set to?What type of monitor do you use?How old is the monitor?

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Hi allHave a crt monitor which my other half has noticed its started to devolpe a rather annoying / worrying flicker(over the last week).Have checked the basics ie screen rez which is set to 1024x728 and refresh rates which is set to 75hz. Am running xp home and have the hide modes that this monitor can't support ticked so am not running it at anything it can't handle.Graphics card is onboard and am not at home at the mo so can't say what its is specifically just know its an intel model. Have checked in device manager thou and everything looks fine from that end.So then my question is this am I missing something basic or is it a sign that the monitor is on the way out its only just over a year old thou and not anything special as it was bundled in.Any ideas thoughts suggestions?Cheers

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Most likely cause is either speakers too close to the monitor or any desktop lamp that has a transformer in the base. Check for these and any other items that may have a transformer, even a mobile phone charger, move them away and please post back to let us know how you get on.

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For quite a while when i play games or movies, my monitor will flicker occationally. It only occationally happens, but it has happened rather frequently over the past couple days while playing Fate of the Dragon. I'm not sure if this is something to do with the game, with my video card(a TNT2 16MB AGP), or my monitor(a compaq p50). Rest of comptuer specs as follows:

AMD Thunderbird 750 mhz
192 MB ram
24x cd-rom
2x2x16 cd-rewriter
onboard 3d sound
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Good spec system, good video card, but did you figure you were saving money on keeping an old 15" monitor? You have put a hobble on your graphics card, because you are limited by your monitor. Depending on what resolution you are running, I'll bet the refresh rate is below 70, which is why you will get flickers. I checked the Spec sheet out for the p50, and it states that max res is 1280 X 1024 at 60 MHZ refresh rate. That will produce a flicker. If you keep your settings to 800 X 600, you might get a refresh rate above 72, which will eliminate flicker. If you are going to be playing games, then I would recommend a newer monitor. Monitor technology has changed as well, and while it makes very little difference when viewing spreadsheets, while playing games you want the best possible.
 

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I have 2 monitors conected to my graphics card, a radeon 550
The flashing on and off is the same kind of event as when you first boot up the computer, and after logging on the display disappears for a second before showing the desk top. Thats normal behaviour. What happens to mine is that the display disappears from time to time, then on occasions starts to flicker on and off continuously. Ive checked themonitors and the connections. all fine.
I've checked the display driver etc and everything seems OK. When this happens, the CPU fan starts to go intoi overdrive, and when I've beenable to look at it, the process monitor shows CPU usage of 50-60 %, with no explicable cause.
Ive run Hijack this spybot etc, but cannot find anything untoward.
thanks again for any comments
DT
 

Answer:Monitor flickering on and off

Have you checked for overheating since you say the fan goes into overdrive?

Does any particular process show excess cpu use other than System Idle Process?

Going to move you to hardware since this doesn't really sound like an XP software issue.
 

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My hp pavilion flat panel monitor has started to flicker. Refresh rate is set at 60 hertz which is the default setting. I have tried it at 70 hertz, which stops the flicker, but it does semms a little unstable at times. I read somewhere that it could damage the monitor running it at a higher setting. Has anyone any suggestions please.

Answer:tft monitor flickering

Check what refresh rates the moitor is able to support and set it to the highest possible. You should be able to get the information from the documentation or HP's site.The default setting is 60 Hz because all TFT monitors will run at that, not because it is the best refresh rate.

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