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Q: Programs closing and freezing frequently

Hello I ve been having difficulty with my laptop for a few months now It s running with Windows XP Media Center Edition For and Programs frequently freezing closing the past few months its been very slow to load up when I turn it on Firefox or Explorer when I rarely use it takes extraordinarily long to start up and it frequently crashes I have Photoshop and I generally have to close Firefox before opening it otherwise one or both will crash In general programs crash or freeze very often Sometimes they ll just close with no warning When I have folders open they almost always close with no warning My computer also isn t staying logged in to most sites my banking website has even said it doesn t recognize this computer a few times which worries me Selecting Restart inevitably takes forever before my computer actually restarts Pulling my computer out Programs closing and freezing frequently of Standby or Hibernation also can take forever Opening new programs is always an issue though If I dare to click anywhere after opening something new Firefox Photoshop Explorer etc it will freeze and sometimes cause the whole computer to freeze as well I Programs closing and freezing frequently regularly run and update Ad-Aware but if it finds anything it never seems to be much problem I have AVG free and Windows Defender running in the background all the time I had SpyBot but read a lot of conflicting opinions on it so I deleted it recently I used to have LimeWire and uTorrent but I hadn t used either in a long time so I deleted them as well after I started having problems If you have any advice I d love to hear it Thanks Here s my Hijack This log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Windows Defender MsMpEng exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Lavasoft Ad-Aware aawservice exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS system hkcmd exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C Program Files Google Gmail Notifier gnotify exe C Program Files Windows Defender MSASCui exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe C Program Files HP HP Software Update HPWuSchd exe C Program Files Google Google Desktop Search GoogleDesktop exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Program Files Google GoogleToolbarNotifier GoogleToolbarNotifier exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Documents and Settings Rebecca Compton Local Settings Application Data Google Update GoogleUpdate exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqtra exe C Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgemc exe C WINDOWS eHome ehRecvr exe C WINDOWS eHome ehSched exe C Program Files Google Google Desktop Search GoogleDesktop exe c Program Files Microsoft SQL Server Shared sqlwriter exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system mqsvc exe C Program Files Canon CAL CALMAIN exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard Shared hpqwmiex exe C WINDOWS system mqtgsvc exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging bin hpqSTE exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C WINDOWS system dllhost exe C Program Files HP Digital Imaging Product Assistant bin hprblog exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C WINDOWS explorer exe C WINDOWS system taskmgr exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe R - 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A: Programs closing and freezing frequently

Bump. I know it might not seem really important, but it's been plaguing my computer for quite awhile and is only getting worse.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/programs-closing-and-freezing-frequently.769431/
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A:New PC rebooting/freezing under stress

Investigate Event View; system logs. Look for errors
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-pc-rebooting-freezing-under-stress.216314/
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A:Windows 7 mouse freezing issues

This is a problem I have not seen before. Try using this guide to find any other mouse drivers that you may not have deleted.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-old-drivers-after-upgrading-to-new-hardware/
 

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A:Freezing problems with streaming video

When you say freezing, do you mean just the video freezes, or the whole system? If its just the video, it could have something to do with your internet connection. Is the computer on wired internet or wireless?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/freezing-problems-with-streaming-video.164671/
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A:Overclocking and resetting to stock frequently

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A:Programs are slow to respond

Slower response indicates the issue of bad memory allocation which is related with multitasking.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/programs-are-slow-to-respond.206144/
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A:Mouse cursor freezing

Interesting how when you tested another mouse the issue persisted, but it works with the trackpad. Are both mice you tried (non-trackpad) wired or wireless?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/mouse-cursor-freezing.203256/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/newly-rebuilt-pc-freezing.197593/
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A:Internet packed loss. (Could it be a programs fault?)

What Router brand and model are you using?
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1. Backup config settings in the Router
2. Do a Factory Reset will wipe all prior settings out
3. Restore Backup config settings in the Router

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Can anyone help please.
 

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http://www.crucial.com/ Both same website.
 

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A:Windows XP Chipmunk audio all programs and Windows sounds

Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager
 

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A:Computer running slow, freezing, some games not coming up at all

well the first step is making sure you dont have a ton of programs running in the system tray (next to the clock.).
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A:Drivers are updated, but PC keeps freezing

Although that processor is supported by the motherboard, it's possible that the BIOS is an older version, pre-FX.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/drivers-are-updated-but-pc-keeps-freezing.175072/
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A:"Operating system not found" and freezing while playing videos

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=VGN-NW350F/B
 

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A:Programs to check bad mem sticks?

Because XP is a 32-bit operating system it can only recognize and utilize 3.25 gigs of RAM. It takes a 64-bit operating system lo to recognize and utilize a full 4 gigs of memory or more.
 

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A:Want computer upgrade, don't want to lose programs

When booting for the first time your old HDD on a new system, try booting in Safe Mode first. Most of the time this will work, then boot in normal mode.
 

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A:Mouse freezing in and out of safe mode

First I would advise you never use a registry cleaner unless you know exactly what it is removing, they can do more harm than good.

My first thought is that your hard drive may be failing so please follow this guide to run the manufacturer's diagnostics.



Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...


 

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A:I think my GPU is broken? Freezing, crashing, etc

imo i would try this first try using a program like driversweeper and remove all AMD display drivers then just download the newest drivers for your card and install. Also note that lowering the clock speeds of the card in ati overdrive may help to as well as increasing the fan speed of the video card.
 

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A:Computer keeps freezing to gray screen

I'm going to close this thread as you have another one identical in the correct forum already. It'll only confuse replies otherwise.

For anyone reading this, the post you can read and reply to is here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic164467.html
 

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A:Video card temp programs

gpu-z

Try gpu-z. Lightweight utility with all the information you need on your gpu.
 

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A:Screen pixelating when scrolling, then freezing. Screenshot included

Are you using a separate GPU or onboard VGA?
 

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A:New/first build having problems with freezing

Have a look in Event Viewer and see what it reports for the crashes.

When you say the first time it frooze was before you installed windows, this suggests a hardware error.

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Try running without the graphics card (if you have onboard graphics to use) and also try running with just one memory stick then swap to the other if no better.

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A:Programs won't open on XP if computer not used for hours

turn off hibernate.
 

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A:Windows Vista freezing when plugged in

Try performing a system restore... Sounds like the Vista install is corrupt
 

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A:Programs do not use much RAM?

You cna download a program called "Cleanmem" that will go throught he programs in the taskmanager and work out what programs are not currently being used and reduce the memory usage that they are using and INCREASE the memeory for programs that are running but to be honest if you are not seeing a lag in your program it should be fine.

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A:Black add or remove programs

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A:Laptop freezing intermitanttly every couple of seconds. Distrupting typing

Are you on Windows 7
Download Advanced System Care Free
Press the Care Button (this does it all automatically)
Did it find and fix your problem.

If not, remove download MSE from Microsoft and remove all Norton or other AV on your system. Do a full scan with MSE.
Did it fix your problem
 

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A:Is there programs that copies your whole hard drive

You could obviously have your personal files on the PC, but you'd never be able to (without much headache!) run the OS on your pc thats been installed on your laptop.

You would have the same files to begin with, but without copying them backwards and forwards nonstop you really couldn't keep the files the same.

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A:3d games/programs crashes at full screen in a powerful laptop

make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
 

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A:My computer is freezing

Those idle temps are really high. I think your case isn't providing for much aurflow. What case are you using? Also, what are the ambient temperatures like?
 

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Bump. I want this to get fixed veryyyy badly.
 

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My sister's laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A 105 - S4084 keeps freezing. Sometimes it will boot fully, sometimes it will freeze on the welcome screen, etc.

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A:Toshiba Satellite A105 freezing!

Do a hard drive and RAM test on the machine.. you will probably need to download something and put it on a CD to do these, I Suggest Hiren's Boot CD. Very helpful tool for testing hard ware on computers..

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70C is your CPU idle temp?That's very high for idle. What's your load temps like?

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A:BIOS freezing or unknown issue

So one old IDE, one small SATA, and one new SATA ?
Have you been able to format the Samsung hard drive?
Have you tried removing the two drives, and installing the Samsung, then formatting and installaing that Samsung using a version of Windows or other operating system?
 

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A:PC freezing

Heat will do that. First thing to do is find the cause or replace the cooling fan and see what changes.
 

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A:Remote Desktop freezing issue with XP Pro SP3

Are you on a domain or workgroup?
 

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A:Upgrade to G MIMO via Belkin PCMCIA card now perpetually freezing the system

Is that PCMICA red in color or blue in color on white? I use the red one Version 5 never game me any issues from Belkin. You might want to disable the Belkin wireless tool and use WZC from XP. That's what I had ended up using. Belkin one seems to freeze up more. So go into the Belkin tool and tell it you don't want it to manage the wireless but setup your wireless info and encryption into it and then tell it you want to use WZC. You could force it not to load also. Check services or Startup Manager. I won't recommend disabling any features of the PCMICA card. Though go into the BIOS and disable any onboard wireless though.
 

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A:Computer frequently freezing with new components

Does the Auto set it at 1.5v? Go ahead and manually set your RAM to 1.5v because too often Auto doesn't necessarily set the voltage at the designed voltage specs for the memory.

Also, what is the make and wattage of your PSU?
 

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A:Fresh install of Windows XP freezing up solid

Have you ran Memtest & a Hard Drive Diagnostic?

If that passes, then it may well be that the Motherboard is failing.

I'm pretty sure that the "Laying Down" bit is unrelated.
 

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A:Power Supply - Is it freezing my Laptop?

Usually a failing hard drive, or a corrupted install...
The symptoms you describe could have a number of causes, but I doubt the power supply is the problem.
 

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Also occassionally playing WoW, my keyboard and mouse acts like it gets unplugged and plugged back in from time to time. Mouse is plugged into hub on keyboard.

Thanks.
 

A:New Build PC Freezing Randomly

What is the make and model of your video card and did you update the drivers? If not try the following steps:

1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions; make sure the version will work with your OS) to your desktop screen and install.

2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper. If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.


* Also unplug mouse from keyboard hub. What are the results?
 

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when i try to connect to the internet at home, it connects and before i could go into the internet browser, it drops again. this continues to happen for many times until i couldnt do anything with it.
what's the irony is that i have other laptops (vista OS) at home running with no problems , and when i am in school, my Lenovo laptop connects perfectly. no signs of dropping of connection at all.
 

A:Windows 7 connection drops frequently for no reason

get this free program called inSSIDer and run it on the laptop. Walk around your place and see where the drop it starts and ends. Then you need to buy a Repeater and place that in the dead drop zone. The repeater is 100% wireless no need for hard-wire cable from the router to it.

In the meantime make sure your router is reset and also have the latest firmware for it.
 

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A:Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

sounds more like a network issue than anything... check for conflicts and update network drivers if necessary. i don't understand why CPU usage is so high but perhaps a network protocol or service is hogging res? download process explorer to get a better picture of what's going on why the streaming is running.
 

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I am running windows XP on a very decent system (Quad core, 4gig Ram etc). I also have a 1TB harddrive and have recently used up quite a lot of space on that in a relatively short space of time (I have been editing variouse films). Could this have something to do with it? The drive is partitioned into two 500gb sections. One section has about 90gb left and the other has about 350gb.

Does anyone have any idea what could be happening here? I have never seen a computer do this before.
 

A:Computer keeps freezing in an odd way?

Check your system and graphics card temperatures. Something might be overheating. Any dust clogging the heatsink or graphics card?
 

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A:Computer freezing & crashing, help needed

By any chance do you still have the minidumps created by your earlier crashes? You can find them in C:\windows\minidump. If so, please zip them in a single file and post them here with your next post.

Secondly, do not rely on single AV solution, I would also advise you to scan your system using online scanning of ESET (it will ask you to download a small ESET scanner and install it).

Download Secunia's PSI and run it; it will let you know if you have any security related issues with your installed software and advise you to update (if needed be).

Check your system's logs, by going to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, then to Event Viewer, check all logs, specially check if there are logs with red/yellow tags; if there are any, please give as many details you can get from there.

Also give us your system's specs, and OS details (e.g. which service pack you've installed etc., you can check that by opening my computer, then going to help menu and clicking on about windows).
 

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if it's any help, i'm using a vaio vgn-fz348e

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i'm really at the end of my rope...please tell me what's wrong x( there used to be a sony service store around here...but they closed up like 8 months ago. GR!

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A:Blue lines and computer freezing! Auuuugh!

looks like the screen itself may be on it's way out... or already there.

if possible, I would try reinstalling the video drivers
 

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i bought this set a few days ago: Asus P7P55D-LE, Intel i7 2.8GHz, Ati Radeon HD 5770, 4g RAM and Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. It has been "freezing" all the time and ive been starting to think its my hard drives. But know its been starting to reloading my BIOS like making me have to put the setups again. When it freezes nothing works and when i try the num lock on my keyboard it doesnt go on and off. It freezes randomly, some times when i play a game or sometimes just on the desktop without doing anything. If i leave the computer on and go to school it's frozen when i come back.Pls someone help me? . Im kinda regretting my purchase.

E: And when it freezes it requires reboot.
 

A:Computer freezing and accasionaly reloading BIOS

First thing first, the computer is in Warranty; so you should call the system's supplier and ask them to fix it.

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A:Frequently losing mouse function

loose mouse?

I bought a cheap as chips mouse because I wanted a light-weight USB type. I have disconnected this as it tends to drop-out much as you described. Yes pulled out the round purple DIN plug one from the draw and use this now as I couldn't be bothered with the new light-weight one (had to find the mouse pad too), keyboard too is the green round DIN plug and not USB. :suspiciou
I bought a subscription to DriverAgent http://esupport.com/about-us and this was the best thing I found to update my drivers (as the computer I have is 100% recycled / unwanted and I don't have the XP boot disc to get free M/S driver updates) from http://www.phoenix.com/ as recommended by http://www.giga-byte.com.au/ :approve:
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A:Computer Keeps Freezing

Wow....tough crowd, lol.
 

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A:Need help, computer games freezing!

the 7600 GS is somewhat getting old, have you tried cleaning the dust out of the video card
 

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A:New build computer freezing, help

Is your RAM new as well? Asus makes great boards but they are quite well known about being very picky about the RAM installed on each and every model of motherboard they make.

For each board model they have a recommended vendor list and the acceptable version for each memory manufacturer's inventory. For example Corsair makes several offerings but not all Corsair will be recommended for a particular motherboard model even if said RAM is DDR2 and it matches timings and voltage. Is this clear?
 

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A:PC randomly turns off frequently without warning

Well, this generally happens for 2 reasons:

1.) High temperatures. Check your GPU and CPU temperatures and ensure that they are within their rated / acceptable limits.

2.) Power surge and lack of power protection device. Recently I removed my UPS and connected the PC to a cheap surge suppressor. I had exactly the same issue as you are having now.
 

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Sony Vaio
XP Professional SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8 GHz
3 Gbs RAM
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I run rightmark CPU clock utility just to tweak power levels and keep the computer a little cooler, but that shouldn't be causing the problem.

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My system is GA G33M-DS2R with Intel Core 2 duo (E4500) 2.20GHz and 4GB RAM, 64 bit Windows 7. Any ideas? Anyone?

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A:My computer keeps freezing, any help?

Hi,

Will it be possible for you to post the system logs from the event viewer.
 

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A:Network printer Canon IR3300 stops working frequently

I forgot what the exact word of the error messageClick to expand...

I have just check one of the workstation to test the printer again and I received this error



http://img198.imageshack.us/i/errormessageq.jpg/






Services > Printer Spooler is running automaticallyClick to expand...

Please be aware that a domain user can not run this :

1. Click on Start button
2. Choose Run
3. type in ?Services.msc? without the quote marks
4. Enter
5. Scroll to Print Spooler ? should show if spooler is running
6. Select
7. On left side, click start or restart
 

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A:New hard drive freezing

Take out that old 20GB out..
Install the 250GB
Go into the BIOS and see if the BIOS can see the 250GB. Most likely it can't but don't worry about it. When you install a fresh copy of Windows you need to partition that 250 into either 50GB for the OS on C and D and E you need to see how large you can make the second drive if you not then you need to have D and E partition form that 250GB.
Install Windows OS XP.
 

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A:PC freezing randomly

We will need to know more about your system... Brand and model, or motherboard and configuration.

Strange problems that sometimes work. Replace the CMOS battery CR2032. Removing the heat sink to remove and replace the thermal past with the thinnest possible layer... as too much thermal paste acts as an insulator.
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Hello Ryan, i recently discovered the same problem, but i found out that its dx problem, that is it windows 7, i looked up on microsoft website and downloaded directx 11 installed it and it was fixed. i dont know what it could be for you but i think try that first.
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(1)collection data for crash dump
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This may sound a little silly but have you tried removing 1 Ram card and then running Bios Setup Defaults (and Save and Exit)
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Supply: 350 Watt
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Additional Details
Already updated with the latest drivers, and recently formatted and reinstalled windows.
 

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A:Computer freezing

do u have x32 or x64 os. if u have x32 go in for a x64 it will use the whole 4gigs
 

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My PC keeps freezing and i am not sure why, it does it at random times not when I am doing specific things. My PC's Specs are in my profile, any comments received greatfully.
 

A:PC freezing and not sure why?

Try raising your memory voltage just a couple of notches in the bios. Also check for a bios update from the Asus Support website
 

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This will be long I will try to post as much information as I can Computer Specs Motherboard ASRock X TurboTwins PSU Silverstone ST F W Processor Core Duo E GHz GPU Sapphire Radeon HD RAM GB G SKILL GB x GB DDR x OS Vista Ultimate -bit Case big Freezing/Restarting Computer randomly fan smaller fans aluminum The Main Problem The problem as it currently stands is that it restarts and freezes randomly It has done this since I built it It didn t bother me because it wasn t really all that often that it did it I admit it was stupid of me to not fix it though I had never found a pattern or a way to force the errors to happen It was completely random at least to me Recently I started playing some video games more often L D Aion And I finally found a way to Computer Freezing/Restarting randomly kind of force it to restart or freeze In the game Aion it happens everytime I play it sometimes it takes min to a couple hours but I know it will eventually happen while playing this game In other games like L D it has only happened once in all the times I play It still happens every once in a while just doing other stuff in Windows randomly Testing so Far I started monitoring while playing Aion to see anything weird Hottest my GPU got was C I turned up some fans and got it down to low s C The voltages were all really close except for v which was at while not playing a game and during play it goes down to s I couldn t pick up anything in particular that caused the freeze or restart I ran Prime a CPU MEM stress test for a couple hours and got no errors The CPU got its warmest during this getting to C The mobo temp was around C I unchecked the quot Automatically restart quot option in Vista hoping it would give me an error message before restarting freezing but I still didn t get any I checked the event logs and only got errors saying quot Previous system shutdown was unexpected quot I reset my motherboard to see if I screwed anything up settings memory timings manually and such After I did this the game worked for straight hours until I went to bed that night and didn t freeze that night at all It s came back though I really thought I had it fixed after this I have sticks of RAM and tried Computer Freezing/Restarting randomly switching these in and out Somehow doing this I made the restarting in Aion quicker after I start playing Now it happens withing a minute or two into the game This game is the only thing I can do to force this error to happen even though it still does it doing anything else but a lot less often and more random I tried moving the GPU to the other PCI express slot same problems Other Problems that may may not be related My monitor has always randomly not found a signal from the PC Sometimes I would have to turn it on and off a few times till monitor recognized it Most of the time when I have to turn the computer off by holding the power button down when I turn it back on it starts up for a few seconds turns off than a few seconds later turns back on normally Maybe my installation Since all these problems have been pretty much from the start I will write some goofy things in my Case Note though that this case worked fine with my old computer parts in it My mobo is only held on by screws and a post on my case is missing in the one corner of my mobo making the mobo kind of flimsy there My CPU is mounted pretty snug but during mounting the one corner clip button that you push down broke off but its pushed down I am pretty sure and is snug on the mobo I have a case fan that has a power cord kind of glued together with some black stuff that sometimes turns on and off because the wire is probably not fully connected in that gooey stuff The motherboard has some capacitors leaning slightly but I couldn t find any evidence of black or bulging capacitors or anything out of the ordinary Everything else is pretty normal in the case At least as much as I can tell all this new stuff I got was new to me like the power supply connectors and e... Read more

A:Computer Freezing/Restarting randomly

You have some serious issues here:

1. My mobo is only held on by 2 screws
2. My CPU is mounted pretty snug, but during mounting the one corner clip/button that you push down broke off

Why is the motherboard held by only 2 screws? Where are these 2 screws positioned? Near the CPU or I/O panel?. A "pretty snug" CPU HSF (Heatsink/Fan) is not snug at all. Is the CPU socket fitted with 1 pin or 3 pins?

Try replacing your power supply for test purposes
 

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That monitors your server and network activities? thank you if anyone could recommend me some.
 

A:Best anti-virus programs that monitors servers?

McAfee Anti-virus Security is the best one. It monitors the websites and you can block certain websites too, you can also choose whether to perform full scans or quick scans. It quarantines and tracks cookies & it also prevent hacking from all around the world
 

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My computer simply freezes in the middle of doing anything (and by that i mean surfing the internet). Sometimes i'm listenining to podcasts and a loud noise starts. I don't know whether its a small audio clip looping fast or something else. I scanned for viruses and have plenty of memory space. I'm not even sure if this is a software or hardware problem. Help me out. Please and thank you.
 

A:Computer keeps on freezing. Would anyone suggest something?

What is your computers make and model? What operating system are you running?
 

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