I am running Windows XP Professional.
I have just started getting problems burning DVD's. I have the same problem with Clone DVD2 and also DVD Shrink 3.2.
While copying it can freeze anywhere between 9% and 50%.
I have actually burnt two or three discs but then the fault returns.
Up until now it has been fine.
Thank you in advance.
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Hey guys I recently within the last weeks built a new computer and it has been rebooting and freezing on me whenever I try to use youtube or play games on steam There have been no BSOD the computer just freezes requiring a hard reset or it will reboot itself I have already run several stress tests including Heavyload Furmark prime and metest The computer did not crash during any of these tests In addition under stress rebooting/freezing PC New I have been monitoring hardware temperatures using SpeedFan so I do not suspect the rebooting freezing is due to overheating I have used a different power supply to see New PC rebooting/freezing under stress if that was the problem although it did not change anything I have also completely updated my graphics drivers I ran memtest on my computer and could not reach - passes I could only complete pass in hours which was horrifically slow It was stuck on test hammer test for most of that time I did not feel like running my computer hours to complete a stress test OS Windows bit Build Geforce GTX graphics card AMD FX- quad core processor Gigabyte A-UD P motherboard GB of PNY ddr ram x GB stick Corsair CXM series W ATX V power supply PNY GB SATA-III SSD Western Digital Blue TB Hard Drive -Was having problems with an old thread so I made this one nbsp
Investigate Event View; system logs. Look for errors
Hi I would appreciate if someone could help me please The problem I have has been going on since about the time I formatted my PC and reinstalled Windows Had issues with BSOD on install because of my graphics card seem to have been slighty dislogded See http www techspot com vb topic html Okey the problem is my mouse keeps freezing up after a while and after moving it or clicking a couple times it works again When this happens I get either a beep or the usb disconnect connect sound depending on which mouse is being used Current using Windows mouse issues freezing 7 Bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse connecting to a generic Windows 7 mouse freezing issues bluetooth dongle this makes a beep when Windows 7 mouse freezing issues it freezes The USB Wireless Logitech Dongle Logitech Mouse I had before this made disconnect connect sound The USB Wired Mouse before the Logitech also made disconnect connect sound I have tried to work around this using several methods but have had no luck Steps taken to try and rectify issue Changed mouse I am on my th mouse now I will not change for another again the mouse is not the problem Tried all the mouses on other computers where they all worked fine I have switched ports on numerous occasions all other device work with no problem keyboard touch screen monitor external hard drive s usb flash I have removed conflicting hardware and ensured only on mouse is plugged in also removed touchscreen cable from monitor I have gone to Device Manager and set USB Root Hub and Power Management tab and unchecked quot Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power quot on all devices I have removed drivers for all other mouse s used previously I have disabled C E as this uses some power saving methods I have check Event Viewer which only has networking errors which all forward to my network drive I have run System File Checker SFC sfc scannow I need to know whether Windows is the issue or whether its the usb ports Can anyone please help me as it is now really bothering me I can t even play Battlefield games Thanks nbsp
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.
I have a Dell Optiplex 330 which has a 2.0 dual processor with 4gb of ddr2 ram. I have windows xp installed and I have a video card that has 1024 mb of ram. I am unsure of the brand of video card or further specs. I bought it off of ebay some time ago.
My problem is that when I try to play streaming video it wants to freeze a lot. I have already given more space for the virtual memory on my computer: I think 4 to 8 gb and I have set my hardware acceleration way down but these changes haven't helped.
I can download and play movies fine, I only seem to have problems when playing streaming video like from hulu.com or letmewatchthis.com which directs you to sites like: putlocker, deditv, sockshare, loomba, etc. I have used other computers and they don't seem to have as much problems with this so I hope that somebody knows what I need to do to solve this problem. Thanks in advance for any help.
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?
My mouse cursor freezes once every ~30s for about 1~2s. It doesn't happen all the time, but I suspect it might happen because of the usage of postgreSQL, as I've seen 2 other people with the same problem who also used it.
I have tested another mouse, the problem persists. I've tried updating mouse/USB drivers as well, nothing helped.
My trackpad, however, doesn't stop working at any time.
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?
Hi there So I recently rebuilt my brother s old Dell XPS adding a new case CPU motherboard and CPU cooler It worked perfectly fine for days handling everything with ease However came home from school today and he said that it was just locking up and freezing e g he s just listening to music and chatting on skype everything freezes Music continues to play but mouse keyboard unresponsive nothing happening on screen I had a suspicion it was the CPU overheating so I checked and it was running VERY hot turns out he turned off the CPU fan accidentally via Speedfan a program which controls PC fan speeds Whatever though I replace the Coolermaster heatsink witht PC freezing? rebuilt Newly the stock AMD heatsink PC boots windows updates everything ok So I replace the Stock heatsink with the Coolermaster heatsink again and boot Next boot everything is running cool and right however it freezes after a few minutes after logging in It s not the CPU temperature which is running fine I placed my hands on the heatsink and it was nice and cool Nothing else comes to mind which could be causing this issue Help me out here is the parts list CPU AMD FX- CPU cooler Coolermaster Hyper tx evo Motherboard ASrock extreme RAM GB of generic ram he had from a while back HDD tb storage and tb boot Windows W Antec PSU nbsp
Could it be your Coolermaster heat sink is causing the problem? You said when you put the stock one on it runs fine.
Hi all I put another thread up yesterday as when I plug laptop in to external monitor the colour goes red and blue but only this week it started it has been fine up till now.
but now I noticed I go on to desk top and try to do anything and it freezes so I decided to use the onboard factory format that was at 6pm yesterday and its still only on 64% and its now be running 16 hours something seriously wrong is it ram hard drive or cpu .. all help appreciated
Can anyone help please.
I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-GS6000 and was looking to upgrade my ram so my computer would run faster. one reason I am doing this is an online game I used to play all the time wont play very well, the fps is good but after about 4 mins of playing the game starts freezing every 4-5 seconds. my question however is while looking for ram to put in my computer I found a Corsair 8GB PC8500 DDR3 1066Mhz SODIMM Memory - 2x4096MB or Patriot PSD316G1333SK Signature Laptop Memory Kit - 16GB (2 x 8GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered. I wasnt sure which would be better for my laptop an give it the best speed. also what does the Unbuffered mean? I was also wanting to make sure the Ram memory kits would fit in my laptop. Thanks
Where did you get that info? You might try http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
http://www.crucial.com/ Both same website.
I use DVD-R for almost a month only thing on it is pictures and word doc so nothing can go to wrong I do back ups I would say almost times a week I have use this DVD-R for almost a month and every thing is working okay Now gone showing burning wrong DVD disc nothing now on the sessions some thing gone wrong When I click start computer DVD drive it shows no DVD burning gone wrong now disc showing nothing files nothing It like the files got DVD burning gone wrong now disc showing nothing deleted or it cannot see the files When I right click on the drive and click on properties it shows MB used and that is about right I don t know what to do it like the files got deleted or it cannot see the files But the properties it shows MB used that about right I was using windows vista built in burning software This all stop working after I copy an paste folder to other folder on the disc I than tried Nero the basic burning software and when in Nero burning software I click on analyze disc it shows sessions and MB used and that is about right I than tried to make copy of bad disc When I click copy disc it copies it and than tells me to put in new disc and copies to it but it is still not showing up when I click on start computer DVD drive So it seems it still there but for some reason it cannot see it nbsp
Burning multiple sessions to a DVD-R disk is most likely the problem. (Ideally, you should be using an external hard drive to backup) You should use DVD-RW, rewritable, disks and just burn everything in one session, close the disk; then move onto next DVD-RW, burn everything, close disk. continue this until you are back to the original disk in a rotation, then erase the disk, and continue on.
As for why you cannot see data on the DVD-R disk, it's most likely because of the multiple sessions. On a DVD-R or +R disk you should burn once, and be done with it. You might be able to recover data with a 3rd party program, but since it's optical media my hopes are not high. Be sure to have the "show hidden files & folders" option ticked on so maybe, if the files are hidden on the DVD-R disk you might be able to see them.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope this helps you in the future.
Hi I posted a thread in quot viruses malwar quot After running a some all coming at slow, not running freezing, Computer up games check on the computer they saw nothing malicious suggested it is a hardware problem and suggested I post something here When I restarted my computer the other day Windows loaded normally boot time was seconds However when I clicked on the icon for Google Chrome nothing happened I tried others and the same thing I was sitting there thinking I may have picked up a virus and Google Chrome opened I discovered that it just took awhile for the programs to open so I updated and ran SE and MWB then did a disc cleanup The computer was fine The next evening I turned the computer on and the same thing happened So I repeated the process Since then the programs are sluggish to open and some of the games I play won t open at all I have Windows and have only had the computer since Sept Oct of I am not great with computers but have cleaned a computer in the past through TechSpot so I can follow instructions Any ideas nbsp
well the first step is making sure you dont have a ton of programs running in the system tray (next to the clock.).
If you could click the windows button, right click computer, click properties, and tell us what is written down in system, it would give us a better idea of the caliber of PC we are talking about here.
Occasionally I will get errors in my event viewer when I burn a music dvd or data disc. The errors are, device cdrom has a bad block and nvgts errors. If nvgts is to do with nvidia then what would that have to do with my dvd writer? I noticed after that dvd was made it had a cyclic redundancy check errors on it and it was a brand new disc. Also it gave me crc errors and the same errors in event viewer of cdrom and nvgts when trying to copy the disc contents to the hard drive. What I don't get is what would cause these errors when burning a disc and how did a brand new disc get crc errors? If anyone can help me that would be great. Thank You!
Replace it. Asus, LG, Lite-On, Samsung, Plextor, and Pioneer all have DVD-RW optical drives in the $18 to $30 price range. Why put up with a troublesome unit when they are so inexpensive.
Optical drives, DVD-Rw drives wear out quickly... depend on it to fail within a year, and if used a lot it can fail in five months.
I'm having a problem with my DVD burner... actually I've had it for almost two years now, but I only decided that enough is enough with this thing and I want to find a solution for it.
The long and short of it is this. Whenever I try to burn something on my DVD, it fails at the end and gives me an 'input/output' error and ejects the DVD. I have no idea why this happens. I should note that my DVD drive is fine otherwise, it can play DVDs and CDs without any problem. If anyone needs any additional information, I even saved the log-file that the my DVD burning software saved after it was finished.
Can anyone lend a hand? Thanks in advance.
What software are you using? Try CDBurnerXP, it's free.
Also, try a different manufacturers DVD's.
And you could look for a firmware update for the drive.
My name is Amanda, mommy of 2. Know some about computers but not everything and I don't know how to fix this. I have been using my burner just fine for days, now all of a sudden it's saying Wrong Volume, some type of error message like that. It has said that before with please insert Audio cd or it will say some other weird insert the file name.
So I'm not sure what's going on. What happen from a few days ago to now? I've been having this problem for the last couple of days now & I just got this computer like a week ago. So I'm trying to see if I just need to take all my stuff off of here (which isn't a lot) And just get a different computer.
Thanks for reading and if you can help I really appreciate it. :wave:
Describe the computer, and whether a desktop or laptop... and tell us how frequently you burn items to a disk. Those units do wear out, and are one of the high volume failures on some computers.
Hello, First of all thanks to anyone who can help.
Here is my problem: I just built my brother his computer for Xmas and everything is brand new and the computer is "working". Yet every time I start a game or try to get the system rating the comp either freezes, restarts, or blue screens. I've updated the video card half a dozen times and It says that it is updated yet problems still occur.
Here are the specs
OS- Windows 7 64bit
Video card- AMD Radeon HD 6900
Processor- AMD 6 core 6100
Motherboard- 990FX Sabertooth
Power- antec 900w
HD- 2 terabyte
Although that processor is supported by the motherboard, it's possible that the BIOS is an older version, pre-FX.
I have a sony vaio VGN nw350f that keeps freezing while playing online videos and games. When it freezes the sound will keep playing but at a slower, louder, more annoying speed. Sometimes when I restart or turn on the laptop after shutting it off it will tell me "Operating system not found" or just blink _ at me. Don't know if these symptoms are related.
I tried downloading both intel and sony display drivers where at first I was able to install, now when I try to install any of the drivers it says I don't have the right drivers for the right OS.
OS: windows 7 x64
edit: I have already restored the HDD to factory default.
on my PC I found some windows 7 professional 64 bit and 32 bit isos. These are from my friend who built my PC. I currently have a 32 bit. I would like to update to a 64 bit. I will be using a DVD-RW type DVD and my optical drive: BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device.
My question is, will the optical drive be capable of burning the iso to the DVD-RW?
The description of the optical drive from Speccy can be found in the attachment.
Looks like it'll support both +RW & -RW. More importantly, what size is the ISO? I've only seen 4.7GB rewritable DVD. So if the ISO is bigger than that, then you'll have to burn it to a double layer DVD. Which looks like your drive will support also.
You have a retail version of Win7 or OEM? You might want to look into whether your existing key/license is still valid after you upgrade it to 64bit.
Gateway GM e Windows Vista Home freezing and Mouse mode safe in of out Premium Intel Core E dual core processor Installed MB DDR MHz PC - dual channel memory GB RPM SATA II hard drive All appears normal but after touching the mouse the problems are apparent The mouse freezes all over the screen I have to do a large sweep and then tiny micro-movements to select and icon The programs load super slow and the mouse is skipping all over the screen When the Pc is turned on the gateway screen is on for over a minute then the monitor turns off and then back on the loading bar pauses many times as it starts up It eventually loads but then the mouse doesn t move The pc makes a grinding clicking sound when the mouse moves but then the mouse freezes and the noise stops I am at a loss for words I have been through a lot with this pc from last month when it stopped turning on It has come a long way and I feel like it am almost done but something isn t right I am hoping it is not the motherboard but I cannot think of anything else it could be These are the steps i have taken to fix my pc Checked PC to make sure drivers were up to date Defragged the hard-drive registry cleaner Removed all dust replaced thermal paste on cpu Did a recovery that formatted the hard drive and reinstalled the OS Installed Antec PSU Replaced CPU Fan Opened safemode and mouse still freezes It seems that as soon as the Pc starts the problem is already at work It all started after I install some phone software but after the format I would think if it was a software issue it would have been resolved Thanks for any help you can Mouse freezing in and out of safe mode offer nbsp
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.
Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
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...
GPU ATI Radeon HD CPU AMD Phenom II x ghz Ram gb DDR It all began when I was playing WoW today At first the game would freeze for roughly - secs then the screen would black out twice I mention twice because is crashing, Freezing, I etc GPU broken? think my it seems that there is two shades of black The I think my GPU is broken? Freezing, crashing, etc initial blackout is not completely black but has a slight contrast tint to it This issue occurred in intervals of about secs apart At one point the graphics err went -bit I think my GPU is broken? Freezing, crashing, etc It reminded me of what would happen when a game cartridge for the older consoles like snes went nuts I took a screenshot of it http img imageshack us i gpuproblem jpg After this i decided to completely exit wow and began loading this screenshot up but my computer froze It also froze completely at one point during the game and did not blackout But that was only once I also got some brief message from my taskbar about quot AMD recovery successful quot or something along those lines I began to suspect it was the processor I m leaning towards the GPU I ll run some more diagnostic tests with MW at the moment and see if this problem would persist Could this issue be the same as the ones from Newegg s reviews for this gpU I Remember reading the reviews as I was about to purchase this card and there were a few posts about their gpu not working properly with wow EDIT After running mins of mw there were no problems However when I would stream a video the similar issue arises After the blackout this is the message quot Display Driver AMD driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered quot nbsp
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.
It used to be only when I played CSS, but I was just on youtube.com today and went the bathroom, came back, and it was frozen. When it's frozen its a gray screen, I cant press crtl alt delete, i have to hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. I tried to clean out my vent because someone said the video card may be overheating? yeah... cant get the back of my laptop off to do that... Anyways, any help please?
Oh and I remember this started happening about the time i installed google chrome if that has anything to do with this.. prob not but its a try lol..
kk please and thankyou.
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
Updated memory on Diemension dell 1100. Put the sticks in wrong way. Turned on, no action
but a burning smell. Powered down and inserted chips correctly. PC ok now but would there have been any
permanent damage and is there a remote risk of the PC going on fire ?
It's hard to see without me seeing it personally. If it's working OK now I'd continue to use it as normal. However obviously they're not designed to work with backwards memory hehe.
I'd do a backup of your data just in case, and then keep an eye on things and see how it goes. I doubt the machine will catch on fire. Check the motherboard for any signs of blown capacitors or scorch marks maybe?
Can't remember the last time I dealt with improperly installed memory and then tried to boot so sorry I can't offer up more suggestions.
Can anyone please help me fix the problem shown in the screenshot below? My screen starts to pixelate with strange colours, then eventually freezes. I've had a message pop up saying my display driver has stopped working, and has been resolved as well. All my drivers are up to date and my OS is Vista. Please say this can be fixed easily...I'm not the most technical person on the planet!
Are you using a separate GPU or onboard VGA?
I have been grappling with my first home build for about two days now, everything seems to work beautifully except the system keeps freezing up entirely, only way to recover is to reset.I would think it was a windows issue except that the first time it happened was when I was working in the BIOS, before I installed windows. Upping the NB voltage from factory 1.1 setting to 1.2 seems to reduce frequency but not fix. Specs are below, thanks for any insight!
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4 OC'd to 3.5
ASrock 870 Extreme 3 6gb/s USB 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
WD 1TB Caviar Black 7200 RPM 6gb/s
Sapphire Radeon HD5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB PCIE 2.0
LG 10X Blu-ray
XION Gold series 90+ 700W PSU
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.
This will most likely be the RAM or your graphics card.
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.
I appreciate all your components are probably new but even some new stuff is faulty.
What OS are you using.
I have a computer that was put together. I have a LG Internal Super Multi DVD Rewriter that should burn dvd's! Recently i've been trying to burn some movies onto them so i can watch them on tv. I'm using Memorex 16x 4.7gb DVD-R and i've used like two or three different burning programs but im not sure if its the discs, disc drive, or burning programs. So far i've used ImgBurn and Windows Media Player but neither of them worked on my xbox nor DVD Player.
Hi Jo you could try one of these of the list on this page.
Hey guys My name is Joey This is the first computer i some what built myself Lemme start with the specs ASUS Essentio CG -BP GB Serial ATA hard drive NVIDIA GeForce GT GB DDR PCI Express x graphics card Intel Core Quad Q GHz GB DDR The above specs are stock Ok so here is my story small and hardware spikes Startup adding new freezing after lag about weeks ago i installed a Asus GTX top video card and every thing ran fine but when i played a game called batman arkham asylum Startup freezing and small lag spikes after adding new hardware I would some times get a blue screen saying some thing about my hardware So i talked to a few friends and they suggested that it may be my power supply stock my pc comes with a w and my video card calls for w so hey it might be possible Sooo i ordered a corsair w power supply and i also ordered a arctic cooling heat sink and fan i figured there may have been a slight chance it was over heating Ok so great i installed both the power supply and the heatsink i added new arctic silver compound to my processor every thing went great First start up went great played batman for about a hour no blue screen I was very happy but at times i noticed i would lag when ever i opened a door odd i know but i could swear it never happened before and so about days ago out of the blue my computer is giving me problems starting up freezing at random point in the start up and even occasionally just idol at my desktop So i figured some how i got a virus downloading some thing so i just reformatted to windows vista ultimate x same OS i have all ways used and i am still getting the same problem I am just learning how to build computers and diagnose problems etc Some ones mentioned in previous threads to check your bios who was having a freezing problem I don t exactly know how to do that I did double check and my hard drive is plugged in properly and every thing please any input is great appreciated nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/startup-freezing-and-small-lag-spikes-after-adding-new-hardware.157392/
I have a toshiba satellite and when i plug it in a few minutes later it will freeze. If i startup in safe mode it runs no problems. I tried using a different power adaptor same thing freezes after a few minutes don't know what is going on. I scanned for virus' and can't figure it out. Any help would be appreciated
Try performing a system restore... Sounds like the Vista install is corrupt
I just built a computer. My dvd drive is a Lite-On ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device. i can use it to read discs and it seemed fine till i tried to burn a dvd with windows dvd maker. It cant find a DVD burning drive. I tried different programs with the same results. I went into the device manager and device properties, and under its general properties in "device status" it says "A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)". I have gone to the Lite-On site and looked for its drivers to download and the closest i could find was iHas120. Ive tried looking on other websites but have had no luck. I am running Windows 7 64bit Home edition. Hope someone can help. i know its dvd+r rewriteable drive, it says so right on it.
Try this firmware.
hey guys girls im having a rather annoying problem with my dvd burner as the title leads on it started burning extremely slowly and by that i mean a regular gb dvd takes hours to burn and im burning regular avi movies something that normally takes somewhere between - mins max the hardware i got is a LG HL-DT-ST DVD -RW GSA-T N burner and its attached to my DVD burning extremely slow xps laptop running windows xp pro now i did a little digging on the net about this issue and alot of DVD burning extremely slow ppl have experienced this with alot of other drives and usually the problem is the OS changes the data transfer mode from DMA to PIO to which many ppl have many solutions so here is where my problem begins first and foremost my device manager IDE controllers looks like this ------------------------------ intel r ICH M port serial ata storage controller - intel r ICH M ultra ata storage controllers - primary IDE channel primary IDE channel ricoh memory stick controller ricoh sd mmc host controller ricoh xD-picture card controller -------------------------------- first thing i did was check the advanced settings in the primary ide channel both of them and one of them is running ultra DMA mode im assuming thats the hard drive and the other is running ultra DMA mode assuming thats the dvd burner so nothing i can change there so i tried to DVD burning extremely slow uninstall the quot second quot primary IDE channel the fourth one from the top - the one that is running ultra DMA mode then i restarted and the problem still persists so i went back on the net to search for other options some which called for a registry fix which was something along these lines went through regedit to HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class D E -E - CE-BFC - BE where i was supposed to find and manually delete the correct folder which contained the dvd burner registry in the above mentioned reg folder i have this --------------------------------- -- gt DiverDesc - intel r ICH M ultra ata storage controllers - -- gt DiverDesc - intel r ICH M port serial ata storage controller - -- gt DiverDesc - primary ide channel -- gt DiverDesc - secondary ide channel -- gt DiverDesc - primary ide channel -- gt DiverDesc - secondary ide channel -- gt DiverDesc - ricoh sd mmc host controller -- gt DiverDesc - ricoh xD-picture card controller -- gt DiverDesc - ricoh memory stick controller properties ------------------------------------- so i deleted the as naturally it seemed to be the quot second quot primary IDE channel entry here i wasnt sure about and as per why where they named secondary ide channels when there wasnt any indication of secondary in the device manager after which i restarted and again nothing changed at this point i went and updated the firmware for the burner to the latest version but again to no avail after countless other hours sifting through the net for solutions i thought id ask some experts about this so here i am EDIT it seems my hdd transfer speed is slow as well i tried moving gb from my onboard hdd to an external hdd an operation which normally takes maybe mins and it took me over an hour and a half can you please help me ps in case any is asking or if it is of any relevance using nero sony blank dvd-r single layer also i burned about dvd s one after the other out of the same package and a few hours later i tried a th one which turned out to take more than twice the other combined i also burned a th th and th with all my other speed check attempts after the troubleshooting i attempted nbsp
Hm, if both your hard drive and your DVD burner are running slow, I would suggest maybe looking into flashing the BIOS of your motherboard? Both the HD and the DVD are hooked up by SATA, correct?
A few things to test here: Transferring data from the computer to an external drive seems slow, try transferring data the same way in Safe Mode, see if it speeds up any, if it does, I would say some type of software is slowing it down.
Could try replacing the SATA cables, or if you have more then 2 SATA ports on the board, if they are not already spaced out, try spacing them farther apart(Though I do not see this as a soloution, you can always try it)
One other thing you could try if you believe it might be software/registry related rather then hardware is do a Recovery to a date/time previous to when you experienced this problem, see if that helps any,
I've heard overclocking is not a great idea because it can burn up your vid card.
Is this true?
I don't overclock and my vid card seems to get hot all too often.
Usually will only happen if you overvolt for extended periods.
Hi guys Been recently having problems with my new couple typing of intermitanttly Laptop freezing seconds. Distrupting every laptop Please bear with me since it is very difficult to type at the moment and this message will probably take me a good mins to type since i have to deletee random keys i type since it types of one or none at all of a letter while i type due to freezing I am not illiiterate and do Laptop freezing intermitanttly every couple of seconds. Distrupting typing know how to use keyboard haha Anyways I would really apprrrciate if someone could help me with this since its ffrying my mind at the moment Basically the problem is computer is randomly freezing every - seconds for a split second resulting in mmaking typing and gaming really annoying The laptop i have is http uk computers toshiba-europe t Satellite-Pro-L - P toshibaShop I really dont want to reformat my computer which is the only thing i can think of to do at tthis moment There isnt really much else i can give in terms of the problem i dont think my laptop is overheating since it isnt hot at all neeeaar the fan i have fully scanned for viruss with AVG and spybot and theyyyhavnt helped Im really stuck with what i can do Can someone please help Immm thinking tthere is something running in the background resulting in this freezing It is a new computer and was working fine when i got it so im guessing it isnt hardware rellated Thks Dann nbsp
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
Hey guy s I always have problems burning Either the disk will burn and only work on my PC or the process will stop when it comes time to burn and say there s no CD I have the Matroska pack and Divx plus I did manage to download an audio cd and burn it and have it work last night in my car I think my problem is that my DVD player on my TV is to burning Buring noob Total problems. not DIVX do I need to use a different Codec WMA Does some one have Buring problems. Total noob to burning an easy solution for burning I ve got DVD-R and DVD R and CD-R What Buring problems. Total noob to burning should I use for what Buring problems. Total noob to burning Is there one CD DVD I can get to do it all I m running Bit Torrent Real player SP Win media player Video free file converter I have a Pentium R Dual-Core E Ghz Ghz Gb Ram On Win XP with SP MB is a ASUS P GC-MX Socket DVD R burner by LG nbsp
I always have problems burning..Either the disk will burn and only work on my PC or the process will stop when it comes time to burn and say there's no CD.I have the Matroska pack and Divx plus.Click to expand...
Have you tried "ImgBurn" ? http://www.techspot.com/downloads/3285-imgburn.html WTF is the "Matroska pack"?
I did manage to download an audio cd and burn it and have it work last night in my car.Click to expand...
Big deal, even Windows Media Player will burn CD Audio. You should give that a shot.
I think my problem is that my DVD player on my TV is not DIVX do I need to use a different Codec (WMA)? Does some one have an easy solution for burning?Click to expand...
The DVD player in the TV is probably DVD-Video format only, unless it specifically states otherwise. Even free standing players that claim Divx, won't play all forms of it. It certainly won't run .wma or .avi files.
I've got: DVD-R and DVD+R and CD-R
What should I use for what? Is there one CD/DVD I can get to do it all???Click to expand...
In a perfect world, yes. In this one, not a chance. Although you could ditch the DVD-R, there's no real need for it unless you have an old freestanding DVD recorder that needs them.
Data files and some others can be placed on CD or DVD. You wreck the quality of files when you convert them to different formats. Better to play them in the format you get them. Try installing VLC Media Player, it has codecs built in for almost every format.http://www.techspot.com/downloads/1888-vlc-media-player-for-windows.html
Hello I have built my own PC and i m pretty good with computers myself However lately i ve been experiencing a problem and its been freezing is computer My running great until a few weeks ago I have made no hardware changes since then except adding GB RAM My computer has frozen or times since then I m not sure if its heat or what really but heat is my best guess since i noticed some of my tempatures are unusally higher My computer is freezing than what they were My computer is freezing I have an Intel i GHz not OC With Elitegroup X B-A motherboard under the hood and an Watt Power supply with Nvidia Geforce GTX MFG by Gigabyte Currently have GB PNY DDR RAM x GB equipped with a case fan extra only The case fan runs at a lil less than RPMs which i d like to jack up CPUID Hardware Monitor is what i use to check my tempatures my CPU cores run between - degrees Celsuis idle now why i m not sure My GPU core will run from to celsuis i ve never seen it over as by the time it s i experience a freeze Possibly a GPU temp high However i have read up that is fine for this card to handle My best estimation is my Memory overheating however i have ran multiple memory tests and they experience no errors and I have done some CPU benchmarking stress testing and i ve seen my CPU reach degrees and still run fine Why I dunno because is very high so my CPU is high yes but not enough to cause a freeze Now i ve played music while freezing to see how it reacts its an instant sound replay of maybe seconds of sound dinging at me lol my My computer is freezing numlock doesn t react or my mouse ctrl alt delx will not reboot PC Keyboard totally unresponsive during a freeze Never had a BSOD though I play World of Warcraft btw When i play it for an hour or i ll freeze but earlier today i froze just booting up so i m thinking theres a problem I ve checked my system for viruses and whatnot nothing My hard drive is not even close to full I have a very nice system i should not be exerincing these freezes It happened ever since i got new sticks of PNY RAM I have them placed in the first slots of my MB they do get hot i must say i ve taken my case off and touched them yeah they are deffinitely hot My system gets air dusted out once a month at the least S it s not dusty at all very clean I can provide any screenshots or pictures of my computer you like just give me some advice here i ve done everything i know and still puzzled nbsp
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?
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.
I tried to run disk cleanup, and run a malware cleanup program, but it froze in the process of both.
Any suggestions on the next path to take?
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..
You will obviously need another computer(Working properly..) To download, and burn a copy so you can use it on the machine.
If you get Hiren's Boot CD, to test the ram go to "Dos Boot" then select Testing Tools, select RAM Test (#1), Mem Test(#1). Let it pass a few times, best to just leave it overnight to see if there are any errors..
For the Hard Drive test, select Hard Drive Tools, go to Hard Disc Sentinel, it will tell you the type of hard drive in the machine, then select the proper test for that hard drive. Do a long/extended test on it, and wait for results..
Hi, my computer i built myself is freezing all the time.
The idle temps right now in the summer are:
Motherboard: 74 C
Hard drive: 40 C
Are these too high?
I have a Coolermaster 690 case with 1 120 mm fan on the bottom, one 120 mm fan on the back and 2 fans on top.
70°C is your CPU idle temp?That's very high for idle. What's your load temps like?
Which CPU and which cooler?
So i got my new Samsung hardrive today 500gb and ive been running 2 hardrives, 1 sata 80 gigabyte and a 160 IDE hardrive. So i plug in my new hardrive and get ready to move everything, but it wont get past the GIGABYTE screen logo and sometimes it will after 3-5 min of waiting and idk why. ? I need help on how to get this to stop, ive taken apart the entire computer, twice, and i ve tried everything.
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?
Hi guys this is my first post here PC freezing i have windows PC freezing a quadro computer PC freezing i believe it is model q or q something like that it has gb ram gb hard disk i have it over a year by old graphic card burned so i bought a new one and good one Geforce GTS Cuda its pretty good indeed because i play games like Call of Duty or World of Warcraft summer came and months ago PC freezing maximum i started noticing problems pc freezes while i play sometimes i wait for - min i press ALT CTRL DEL and then after - secs it unstucks i didnt pay much attention as it started happening more often then as it happened again in the future i noticed that pc crashed blue screen appeared and said something Collecting Memory dumb something like that soz cant say more details because it was happening for - secs maximum i installed a programma called HDD TEMPERATURE i felt like doint it blaming the heat the programma showed that the hard disk was at degrees celcious and showed the warning OVERHEAT maybe my problem is simple but wanted to discuss it with you guys all problems started from the ends of May i believe coz we have summer any ideas nbsp
Heat will do that. First thing to do is find the cause or replace the cooling fan and see what changes.
Hey folks I m having a remote desktop issue here that is driving me certifiably insane I m working on a PC running XP Pro SP that s part of a small office network We ll call this computer quot Janky quot I can connect to other computers on the network via remote desktop with no problem - Janky to Accounting Janky to RIPMachine I can even connect from Janky to my home computer which is running Windows The problem is that Janky won t accept any incoming remote desktop requests Well I guess he does but he won t complete the requests For example when I try to connect from HomePC to Janky I see the login screen and after a successful password entry all I see is a black screen I can quit the RDP application but now Janky is frozen and needs a hard reboot This same scenario occurs when I try to connect to Janky from a computer inside the office LAN as well - RIPMachine to Janky Accounting to Janky - you get the idea The router is already configured to forward port to Janky but that s not the issue if I can t connect to Janky from inside the LAN Besides the problem s not that I can t connect it s that RDP freezes every time I do with Pro freezing Desktop Remote XP SP3 issue I m at the end of my rope I ve disabled Remote Desktop freezing issue with XP Pro SP3 all quot extras quot I ve turned down all graphic effects and basically running it as bare-bones as possible Does anyone have any ideas about what to do Help nbsp
Are you on a domain or workgroup?
This Toshiba Tecra S Laptop is a - years old with a Centrino M MHz cpu MIMO Belkin G freezing card Upgrade system via the now perpetually PCMCIA to ATI graphics and running XP Pro with SP I did a number of clean ups and tweaks and upgrades i e two gigs of PC and new harddrive The Upgrade to G MIMO via Belkin PCMCIA card now perpetually freezing the system wireless card is only a b which is slow So installed a Belkin G MIMO PCMCIA Card over a year ago and disabled the Intel wireless Did not use this laptop a lot Upgrade to G MIMO via Belkin PCMCIA card now perpetually freezing the system but my home is now wireless with a Access Point N connected via ethernet wire to my wired Linksys G Router In the begiing the Belkin connected to the full mbs and sometimes a little less But eventually it began to freeze my whole system Here are the cliff notes Never inserted the card until all drivers loaded Inserted card and let the firewall and antivirus do their job if not system froze Believing it might be the Avast and it s a real time protection and b attempts to update I temporarily paused the Avast This seemed to work but if I tried to connect too soon the Online Armor firewall would freeze So I learned to wait and then I could connect to internet The Belkin always found the AP but even then it could freeze and I couldn t open anything not even to shut-down unless I pressed the power button Sometimes I could get online for a bit but then it would freeze Came to find out one problem is that Windows would automatically switch from using the Belkin Utility back to it s own utility Even if I save to Belkin Utility it doesn t always stay After a lot of having to use the power button to shut down the system I decided to renable the Intel wireless and I can access at the blistering speed of mbs Anyone have any advice steps for me to be able to use the Belkin G only It works really well but it doesn t seemed to be liked by my system Can t figure out why it is freezing two weeks ago it was flying on a college campus unsecured WiFi yes I have since run malwarebytes and antivirus scan Thanks nbsp
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.
I just bought freezing new with Computer frequently components a bunch of new components for my Computer frequently freezing with new components computer CPU RAM Motherboard put them together and did a fresh re-installation of Windows XP However I ve come across some problems almost immediately the computer will either freeze or randomly restart itself Computer frequently freezing with new components every minutes or so I monitored the CPU temp It s running at around - C idle and - C under heavy load Seems like that s a little bit too cold I was considering slowing the fan speeds to see if that stopped the crashes but I decided not to go and mess around with that yet I haven t changed anything in the BIOS I m not using any over-clocking and I already installed all the drivers that came with the motherboard One of the times that it randomly restarted itself it had came up with an error saying quot A Hypertransport Sync Flood Error occured on the last boot quot That only happened once though Browsing through the internet I discovered that the likely cause of that error is insufficient voltage going to the RAM My RAM only requires V to run I left it as Auto in the BIOS Here are the hardware components I ve just installed Motherboard - quot MSI GM-E AM AMD G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard quot RAM - quot CORSAIR XMS DHX GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW X G C DHX quot CPU - quot AMD Athlon II X Rana GHz x KB L Cache Socket AM W Triple-Core Desktop Processor quot So any thoughts on what might be the cause of the frequent freezing restarting nbsp
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?
I have a PC that was experiencing random freeze ups so I attempted a complete reinstall using the OEM image disks The strange thing is the PC would seem to freeze up at random points of freezing up XP install Windows solid Fresh in the install I figured it was a hardware issue so I laid the case on its side to inspect the hardware I removed the single RAM stick re-inserted it and tried the install again but left the computer on its side to look listen for any strange noises or smells The install completed without issue and I ran a PC stress test burn in to try and force a hardware issue to show After running the test for a few hours there were still no issues or errors reported After this I took the PC back to its original owner and set it up in the normal position to run the software updates To my surprise the machine locked up solid again I haven t attempted the software install with the PC in the laying down position but it would almost appear that the machine doesn t like to be standing up Has anyone ever seen this issue or heard of a PC that has problems when it is standing in the normal position Update PC ran fine for hours and installed updates without issue with it Fresh install of Windows XP freezing up solid laying on the side panel instead of standing up This thing has got me any ideas on what could be causing the machine to freeze when it is sitting in the normal upright position nbsp
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.
Starting Yesterday my laptop has been freezing after - minutes of operation This happens no matter if i am using it - freezing it my Laptop? Supply Is Power or it is just sitting idle Power Supply - Is it freezing my Laptop? When it freezes the Harddrive activity light goes out and all i can do is move the mouse cursor however clicking anything freezes this also and the only option is to power down by holding the power button obviously not something preferable Origionally i believed it was a problem with the HDD and once when it froze A blue screen appeared with the error kernel data inpage error and on starting up again i got the message no bootable media found I ran a diagnostic and it said there was no harddrive yet on another reboot it started up fine untill it froze minutes later However this morning i decided to start the laptop up without using the AC supply and only battery power and it operated perfectly for over an hour while being used but unfortunatly froze within minutes of being reconnected to the AC supply Could the supply be the cause of the freezing It is a Dell inspiron INTEL CORE DUO T GB RAM Running bit Windows Vista SP Any help would be much appreciated nbsp
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.
I just built this new box for gaming about 3-4 days ago, had all the parts shipped in from newegg.com and have been having problems with random freezes. No BSOD's at all, just freezing of the screen, no mouse movements, and I cant even turn numlock off on the keyboard. I have ran memtest, HD tests, virus scans, spyware scans, and have checked the temps of the CPU GPU and MB. All temps are normal (CPU avg. 25-30 degrees Celcius at idle, GPU 50-55 degrees Celcius at idle, and MB 18-25 degrees Celcius at idle). I cant seem to figure out the problem. Any input would be appreciated.
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.
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?
I recently put together a HTPC out of some old parts but when I try to stream videos from Hulu Neftlix Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing and the likes I get very poor performance Netflix is watchable with only occasional freezing but the audio is slightly off sink from the video Hulu on the other hand is extremely slow and in full screen the video becomes a slideshow Through the task manager I can see that while streaming from Netflix I get around - CPU usage while from Hulu I get a flat out I have installed available Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing updates including the most recent nVidia drivers and flash which is supposed to have GPU acceleration Neither of those helped in the slightest bit Here are the specs Commell LV- ITX motherboard Celeron Gb DDR GeForce gs Windows Server I know this is not a very powerful system but it handles DVDs relatively smoothly though there is still high CPU usage with them I have tried multiple browsers as well and have noticed no difference between them Any ideas on how to get GPU accelerated flash working or how to improve streaming performance in general Thanks -TC nbsp
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.
My computer keeps freezing roughly 10 minutes after starting up every time. It always starts up fine but after running for around 10 mins it freezes. Sometimes when it freezes I can just about move the mouse pointer around but it is super slow and laggy. I can't get up the task manager or start menu etc after it has frozen.
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.
Check your system and graphics card temperatures. Something might be overheating. Any dust clogging the heatsink or graphics card?
At less than two years old my custom built PC has always been in perfect needed Computer & crashing, freezing help condition but recently I ve experienced problems with crashing and freezing The first problem s started around three months ago when on plugging an ipod in to the USB drive the ipod would break and have to be rebooted in disk mode and wiped to work again tested with separate Computer freezing & crashing, help needed ipods At first I thought it may be some sort of virus but after running scans with AVG I found my computer was clean which led me to think it could be a power fault Then around a month ago my computer started to randomly crash shutting itself down immediately while in use then Computer freezing & crashing, help needed on restarting it would crash again When left turned off for a longer period of time a few hours it would start up again as normal and work until the next crash when it would have to be left switched off again but as my computer case has a thermometer I knew this was not due to overheating The crashes began to occur more and more Computer freezing & crashing, help needed regularly at very most minutes after the computer was turned on so I explored as many options as I could think of I opened up the case and hoovered inside I cleaned the fans I deleted all temp files and temp internet files I did a disk cleanup I ensured there was sufficient RAM After all this my computer STILL isn t working properly the crashes have stopped and I have been unable to check it with an ipod but instead it freezes completely frozen - the cursor will not move music playing stops Ctrl Alt Delete doesn t work etc randomly Sometimes immediately after logging in to my work station the computer will freeze and need to be restarted whereas at other times - generally when nothing or only a single program is running - it will stay on for longer without freezing an hour or more Could this be a power supply problem If so how could it be fixed and if not what is wrong with my computer I am not technically minded so I may be missing something obvious here but I m at a bit of a loss and any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated Chloe nbsp
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).
so...i've been having this problem with a pattern of blue lines appearing on my monitor since friday...shown here
which...after reading around is either my video card...or my entire computer crapping out =/
so...these appear whether or not my video card is on or off...they're currently not there, and my video card IS off, but...i'm sure that if i restart once again, they will be there.
if it's any help, i'm using a vaio vgn-fz348e
and when my computer starts to load, about 95% of the time, i see this
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!
but your help would be appreciated!
looks like the screen itself may be on it's way out... or already there.
if possible, I would try reinstalling the video drivers
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.
First thing first, the computer is in Warranty; so you should call the system's supplier and ask them to fix it.
Secondly, please go to Control Panel, System and Security, Administrative Tools and open Event Viewer. You need to carefully scan Event Viewer's Windows Log (you need to click on it to open sub-tabs containing Application, Security, Setup, System logs etc. Please carefully examine all of them and let me if you see Red/Yellow Tags events with their Event ID Number and other details related to processes/files etc.
Hello Ive had this problem for a while now I assumed it was some sort of virus and spent a week on another pc forum and ran lots of programs scans hijack this logs etc but my PC is apparently clean so it must Freezing Computer Keeps be something else I use Computer Keeps Freezing windows XP It freezes quite randomly Sometimes only a few time a day Sometimes much more regularly The freezes only last for about seconds each time Whe it freezes nothing responds Even the mouse I dont know anything about computers so I will attach a part of my belarc advisor snapshot to give you an idea of my computer setup From talking to people there are some other possible causes overheating - I do ask alot from my PC in fairness and am often running lots of very resource hungry applications PC certainly doesn t feel hot on the ouside of case though Someone else who had this sort of problem said it was to do with their graphics card Another person said it was to to with their soundcard There are also a few theories about power supply issues Cheers nbsp
Wow....tough crowd, lol.
Whenever i computer help, games freezing! Need run full screen games my computer freezes about or minutes into it ive updated my Nvidia drivers but doesnt work heres some info if it helps find an answer Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build Service Pack vistasp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Need help, computer games freezing! Co Ltd System Model GA-MA G-S H BIOS Award Modular BIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon tm X Dual Core Processor CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX Need help, computer games freezing! DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode Windows Microsoft Windows VISTA Service Pack Internet Explorer Memory RAM MB CPU Info AMD Athlon tm X Dual Core Processor CPU Speed MHz Sound card Speakers High Definition Audio Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce GS NVIDIA GeForce GS RDPDD Chained DD RDP Encoder Mirror Driver Monitors Screen Resolution X - bit Network Network Present Network Adapters Realtek RTL Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC NDIS CD DVD Drives D ATAPI DVD D DH D P COM Ports NOT Present LPT Ports LPT Mouse Button Wheel Mouse Present Hard Disks C GB Hard Disks - Free C GB USB Controllers host controllers Firewire Not Detected PCMCIA Laptops Not Installed Manufacturer Award Software International Inc Product Make GA-MA G-S H Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd GA-MA G-S H Also please give answers in non technical speak im a bit of a newb nbsp
the 7600 GS is somewhat getting old, have you tried cleaning the dust out of the video card
Hello techspot community new member here I am realy stuck at the moment I am having problems with the new computer that I built today Every time I start it up it just freezes at the startup screen where it says quot press freezing, computer build help New lt del gt for BIOS setup quot Occasionaly it would enter the bios setup screen before freezing there I really have no idea where the problem might be coming from The motherboard is brand new asus P N-D aswell as my processor intel core quad Q other parts include a dvd rewriter a hd a graphics card and a wifi pci card EDIT complete list of components Asus P N-D mobo Intel core quad q New build computer freezing, help XFX Nvidia geforce gt Kingston GB DDR MHz Dimm Ram HITACHI GB quot New build computer freezing, help PC SATA HARD DRIVE Sitecom wl- wireless pci card Sony Optiarc AD- S- B x DVDR Win Power W psu Please help any idea where the problem might be coming from how to fix it i will give more info if needed Thanks nbsp
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?
I've been having problems with my Sony Vaio VGN-AR605E laptop recently. Had it for a couple years no problems, switched from Vista to XP about a year ago, no problems there. Recently it's been freezing up whenever I try to play any game, or run a program (ex:Windows 7 upgrade adviser, Warcraft 3, Fallout 3). It also freezes up when I try to add music to my Itunes library. Sound still works and I can still move the cursor on screen. Nothing works but turning it off manually then turning it back on. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm at a loss.
XP Professional SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8 GHz
3 Gbs RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
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.
Hi, I have an annoying little (or maybe big, its hard to tell with PC stuff) problem. Every so often my system will just freeze on me (and when it does the HDD light is off constantly). There seems to be nothing I can do to fix the problem other than hit the reset button. There is no set pattern to the problem as sometimes I will be not even using my computer and I will come back to it and its frozen up. I tried a stress test last night using BurnIn Test which showed everything working just fine. I've used Tuneup Utilities to fix my registry and check the HDD for errors but the problem persists.
My system is GA G33M-DS2R with Intel Core 2 duo (E4500) 2.20GHz and 4GB RAM, 64 bit Windows 7. Any ideas? Anyone?
PS. I tried to attach the latest .dmp file but the file size was too big, any help?
Will it be possible for you to post the system logs from the event viewer.
Yesterday, my brother asked me to look at his computer because he couldn't connect to the internet. I took a look and realized he had viruses and the best solution would be to reformat.
I had an extra hard drive that was larger than his so I went ahead and just installed that one instead. Now, I can connect it to the internet and everything but when I do it keeps freezing.
He has an old system that my cousin built like 8 years ago. The hard drive he had was only 20 gigs and the one I just replaced it with is 250 gb. Is there some compatibility issue that I'm not getting or something? Or could there be a virus in the RAM? I thought this would be an easy deal, but its taking me all day.
Please shed some light.
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.
Well guys this one officially has me stumped after almost months of having problems and replacing almost randomly freezing PC every major part of hardware on the PC I have come to the conclusion that its got to be something besides RAM HDD VC or CPU and I just dont seem to be able to put my finger on it I have read through several other posts on this forum and found alot of people having similar problems but nothing that directly relates to the one I am having With all that being said I will see if I can discribe the issue to the best of my ability ok so what actually is happening is at random times the PC will freeze with no paticular program running I have had it freeze while running Internet Explorer Call Of Duty CorelDRAW PC freezing randomly X rFactor Ghostbusters Batman Arkham Asylum Warhammer K Dawn Of War II Windows Media Player Nero Ultimate Adobe Photoshop CS and in general Windows XP Pro SP while on the desktop I have tried running Memtest for hours with errors I have also run the stress tests with PassMark Performance Test Prime DMark FurMark and BurnIN all which run full tests and give accurate readings for the specs of the PC and no errors Now thats not the part that truely has me stumped what gets me is when running Speedfan my readings for the - V and - V are in the positive and the same can be said for Everest as well with the - V reading at V to V and the - V reading at V to V which I know they should be reading well below that but even with all of the fans and non-essential drives plugged in it is still reading like that these readings are coming off of a OCZ Stealth W PSU and prior to this freezing the stats were reading alot lower for those two pipes now I know this clearly indicates that the PSU is bad but when I check the voltages with a multimeter they are within normal operating levels which is the part that really floors me I mean I doubt that the motherboard could have that much draw but damn thats alot of power being sucked out of the PSU with no reason for it anyone else have any ideas on what it could be Thanks KRK nbsp
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.
Others have had problems with the OCZ Stealth in higher speed units. Works well in normal computer installs, so you might want to try a test with a different power supply that is not OCZ and Not Antec... Perhaps Seasonic, FSP Group, Corsair...
Recently I am noticing that I get temporary freezing when playing video games such as Left4Dead 2 and MW2. This freezing only happens about every 20-30 min and I can easily fix it by ctrl+alt+del then going back into the game. I checked the temp of my GPU and its only at 36 C. Cpu is low as well. What could be causing this? All my specs of my computer are listed under my system. Thanks in advance for your help.
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.
Oh i had forgotten, there is a missing file in win7 dx, call d3d_xx70.dll i can't remember it well thats why i used xx.
Every time I turn on my PC it either doesn't show on the monitor or freezes at the point where you press F1 to go into BIOS.
A few days ago it had a knock and nothing showed on the monitor. I striped everything out and reset the motherboard. I also had to reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit. For about a day it has been working fine.
Before it kept freezing I had the blue screen saying:
STOP 0x0000000A error
(1)collection data for crash dump
(2)initializing disk for crash dump
(3)dumping physical memory to disk 100
(4)physical memory dump complete.
This is my specification of my PC:
Asus M2N Sli Deluxe
AMD Dual Core 6400+
4 x 1Gb Corsair XMS2 pc6400 RAM (2 x 2Gb Dual Channel kits)
1 SATA DVD Writer
1 CPU cooler
500 GB Hard Drive
GeForece 9400 GT
The BIOS settings was set to default.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Make sure the memory voltages are correct. You may have to manually lower or raise the voltage by one step
Hello all I hope some of you tech savvy Me Keeps Troubleshoot PC Please Help - Freezing people might be able to help me figure this out My specs XP Pro Service Pack Intel Core Duo E running at c idle MSI MS- MB i G chipset gigs DDR onboard graphics--Intel G chipset Xfi audio card Relevant hopefully history My old video card started to die on me graphic corruption in games then some graphic corruption even in the BIOS while booting up pulled the card switched to onboard video--no more graphic corruption So far so good A couple days later PC Keeps Freezing - Please Help Me Troubleshoot I swap out my old Core Duo CPU for the E I tried to keep my old heatsink since it was better than the one that PC Keeps Freezing - Please Help Me Troubleshoot came with the E but I couldn t manage to mount it discover that the plastic feet are splayed and won t fit in the holes in the motherboard Hope that I didn t damage the motherboard Switch to default heatsink install CPU boot up all goes well temps are good but the new CPU is not running at the correct speed Instead of running at GHz it is running at x or GHz even under load Can not find a way in the BIOS to set it to the correct speed Then my PC starts randomly locking up Mouse freezes can t control alt delete nothing Have to flip the on off switch to restart it This sometimes happens while booting up sometimes it happens after a couple of hours of normal use I tried flashing the BIOS to see if that would get the MB to set my CPU at the correct speed but the MSI BIOS flasher won t work I m not sure how to trouble shoot this and it s getting a little frustrating Any ideas Theories Questions Any input most welcome nbsp
This may sound a little silly but have you tried removing 1 Ram card and then running Bios Setup Defaults (and Save and Exit)
If this then works, turn back off and put the other Ram card in
Its just that I've seen Ram cause stranger things
First off here s some specs on my machine I pulled this info directly from dxdiag since it s not too verbose Time of this report Machine name PC Operating System Windows XP Home Edition Build Service Pack xpsp sp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer System manufacturer System Model card possibly Computer crashing/freezing, video System Product Name BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon tm X Dual Core Processor MMX DNow CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C WINDOWS DirectX Version DirectX c DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode Card name NVIDIA GeForce GT Manufacturer NVIDIA Chip type GeForce GT DAC type Integrated RAMDAC Device Key Enum PCI VEN DE amp DEV amp SUBSYS amp REV A Display Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor Default Monitor First off I apologize for any random typos I m peering to my Computer crashing/freezing, possibly video card left to see my monitor while typing in front of me I ll start from the top I built this computer about three and a half years ago so the AM socket was still relatively fresh The RAM is Corsair and my mobo is an Asus Pretty sound picks Anywho after about a year and half later my machine started freezing crashing on me The first occasion was while playing the F E A R expansion It didn t concern me a whole lot since it froze up at the same spot in the game every time until I turned down some of the graphic settings The game only got more graphically intense from there though Eventually I decided I was sacrificing too much and stopped playing altogether A few months later it started crashing for no apparent reason While playing games after sitting idle for anywhere from hours to days while browsing the web for a long time Far more consistently it will crash while making a large data transfer to or from my external hard drive About one in ten times it will completely freeze as opposed to shutting down Over the last months I ve looked into some of the more obvious causes such as power supply failure blown capacitors on my mobo RAM failures and such Nothing has turned up A few days ago my monitor connected via DVI went out on me but I was able to get it working It failed a second time and has not functioned since I m working on my TV now via S-Video and I ve actually had less problems this way First off no more dead dying miscolored pixels It s obvious now that was just the monitor dying I haven t had any crashes so far and only one freeze while running a CPU torture test overnight and even WoW is playing better It was very common for random in-game textures to fly off their intended surfaces towards seemingly random vectors I ve only had one texture do that since I hooked the tv That however was after running a video stress test that failed in one minute I ve run that stability test two other times both of which failed Aside from that test I ve run the CPU test mentioned above another CPU stability test as well as a general motherboard stability test not of a good quality At this point I m looking at one of three things My motherboard CPU and graphics card While it seems far more likely that the video is the issue I can t rule out the freeze during CPU test Prime nor can I have a definitive answer without testing my mobo more If anyone can recommend a good motherboard tester I would greatly appreciate it along with any insight you can offer me Keep in mind I know most of the basics of computer operation and function but I am by no means an expert nbsp
Motherboard tester? A motherboard test will always be testing the CPU, memory and video too. I would start by swapping out the video card, then going after the power supply
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.80 GHz,960 MB of RAM
My computer freezes alot.Sometimes right after boot sometimes longer.I just want it to stop freezing i've tried to Defrag it I have tried Registry Cleaner's Lots of things i just need help. I don;t know what to do.
It could be a problem with memory or the power supply... Is it time to take it to someone that knows computers very well?
I have a problem regarding my PC. Once every 3 minutes, my PC display freezes for about 15 seconds then resumes to work normally. The interesting thing is that during these 15 seconds only my display freezes while everything else works normally. For example if I am playing a Shooter Game and my display freezes, I am still able to shoot guns and move my character during this freeze, but the screen is simply frozen.
Here are my computer specifications:
Processor: 2.33 ghz Q8200 Core 2 Quad
Ram: 4Gb DDR 2
Video card: Nvidia xfx 9600 512 mb 256 bit
Supply: 350 Watt
Hard Disk: 350 GB
OS: Window Vista Ultimate 64 bit
If you have any information to help me fix this issue, please share.
Already updated with the latest drivers, and recently formatted and reinstalled windows.
Well im not pro, but try to install programs for cleaning your pc from errors like TuneUp Utilities, AusLogic BoostSpeed, CCleaner...Maybe you got virus in pc, so try to scan it. These are the basics. And if problem still exist and no one can help you, you can try to reinstall system.
Im having an issue with my computer... it is randomly freezing while playing and lisning to music.
It started happening some time ago but it could be only coincidense but now its becoming impossible.
Today while i was seeing a movie from my favorite serie it freezed 3 times... the symtoms begins like the sound stops and 5 secs later puff FREEZE but it unfreezes if i.wait like 3~5 mins and it comes back to life....
My Computer Specs are thease:
CPU:Core i7 920 @2.66 Default
Ram:1*6 Corsair Dominator 1600mhz
GPU:Asus EN GTX295
HD's:Maxtor 320Gb / Hitachi 160Gb / Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb
Sound:Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1
Mobo:Gigabyte EX-58 Extreme
SO:Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
so please someone give me a hand im not getting where the problem is...
some could help me please?
My computer has been freezing since I got it, I think there may be a problem with the RAM. Maybe the voltages or frequencies or something are off, how do I go about checking if the RAM is good?
Download Memtest86 http://www.memtest.org/. Extract the zip and burn the iso. Change your bios to boot from CD-ROM.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version Service Pack Build OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation freezing! Computer keeps System Name Computer keeps freezing! TONY- F DF B System Manufacturer FUJITSU SIEMENS System Model P GD -FM System Type X -based PC Processor x Family Model Stepping GenuineIntel Mhz Processor x Family Model Stepping GenuineIntel Mhz BIOS Version Date American Megatrends Inc SMBIOS Version Windows Directory C WINDOWS System Directory C WINDOWS system Boot Device Device HarddiskVolume Locale United Kingdom Hardware Abstraction Layer Version quot xpsp sp rtm - quot User Name TONY- F DF B t Time Zone GMT Standard Time Total Physical Memory MB Available Physical Memory MB Total Virtual Memory GB Available Virtual Memory GB Page File Space GB Page File C pagefile sys Hi guys the above is a breakdown of my system hope it helps The problem is very frustrating my computer keeps freezing In other words the mouse pointer is unable to move I cannot use the keyboard and therefore cannot use Ctl ALt Del to shut down processes In order to fix the issue I need to turn off the computer at the mains and sometimes I notice that the loadingup of windows is slow At first I initially thought that the issue was spyware related and so to that effect I reinstalled windows No joy the problem occurs even after a fresh installation of windows There is NO pattern or warning signs associated with this particular problem it really is random indeed and I must note that the length of time that it takes for my machine to freeze seems equally variable I hope I have provided enough detail for someone to help and to those that can help a big big thank you in advance nbsp
You have not given us the hard drive brand and model, or the memory brand and type. And the age of your system, hard drive, and memory might be useful... as would the power supply specs.
Have you looked in your Device Manager for any error flags?
With a problem like this it is sometimes difficult to know where to start.
I would download and run the free Memtest86 if it will run that long... It takes about four hours or seven passes (which ever is longer) to know if your memory is good. But it is important to rule out memory as a cause.
Hello all Have a problem with my PC have had it for about a year now Works great minus the quot freezing quot or locking up i get while watching videos or playing PC freezing crashing and video games on it This problem only seems to occur while im watching a you tube video or playing my favorite game WOW The PC will freeze or lock up and i have nothing else to do but restart it sometimes its good for days while other times it happens repeatedly Ive ran memory tests on the ram and have tested the video memory of my graphics card as well checked the hardrive updated and fixed video drivers as well After all that effort i got it to work again but alas after mins or so of running i got a blue screen crash then to a black screen I restarted the PC only to find this error message couldn PC freezing and crashing t open drive multi disk rdisk partition as well as NTLDR couldn t open drive multi disk rdisk PC freezing and crashing partition After all the testing i did i thought i had it but to no avail Looking for any tips or help to get my PC to keep from locking up or freezing on me Have a ghz Intel core duo processor xfx gpu gb ram hard drive Any help PC freezing and crashing would be greatly appreciated Thank you all nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-freezing-and-crashing.137220/
My computer kept freezing, so I recently restored the computer, hoping to erase what I thought was the problem. That was a day or two ago, and I use I use Lavasoft Ad-Aware & CW-Shredder, to make sure my computer is squeaky clean and it still freezes! Do you have any ideas?
You may have a hardware problem- particularly a faulty power supply
hi all im new to techspot my computer keeps freezing my freezing. Computer freezing, Help. motherboard replaced still friend who built both my last computers has done all kinds of Computer freezing, replaced motherboard still freezing. Help. checks tested hardware n software and pinpointed it to motherboard replaced motherboard with new ram aswell n worked fine for days then started freezing again then wouldnt boot up replaced graphics card worked ok for days then started to freeze again then wouldnt boot up ive just ordered new tb hard drive if its not that only thing left is power supply ive also replaced a few of the cables as i had new ones i must say my friend who is a genius with computers and has worked for numerous computer companys no s wot he is doing and its totally thrown him he s never come across this its totally random ive even got new inch monitor which someone said it maybe but i didnt get it for that reason my old needed replacing and my partner got me an early xmas present its so annoying can anyone help please nbsp
Well replace the power supply then...
I did my first build a few months ago and recently it has started freezing, at first it was only occasionally but today it happened 6 times in a row shortly after startup. I cleaned all my fans cause they were a little dusty and that took my GPUs temps from 46C to 39C, my CPU temp is around 55C with the cores fluctuating between 50C and 55C. Smartfan says my System temp right from startup is 103C which seems impossible considering the time and the fact that I have 4 huge fans and an almost entirely mesh chassis. The OS is a little sketchy, my friend gave me a burned DVD and said he copied his, I dont know about it though, he may have downloaded it. Please help with this, I think its probably a software issue but I am not sure.
You might want to inspect your heat sink and cpu for coloration due to heat...
Otherwise, you possibly have too much or too little thermal past, or a failing CPU fan.
You simply have to respect the Smartfan... It is not all that acurate, but even "close enough" is a worry at those temperatures..
If thermal paste is not too thick (acting as an insulator) nor too thin (inadequate heat transfer), then CPU fan is such a likely suspect that I would replace it and see if the temp specs change.
it keeps randomly freezing ..sometimes it will do it when im logging on and sometimes it will do it when im not doing very much. i dont know much about computers so please be descriptive. i run windows xp .nvidia X7500 or somthing like that
Please ask any questions u may have?
When watching movies on line or off line my pc starts to make a stuttering sound and freezes at first i thought it was to do with over heating so brought new processor and fan did a total reinstall but the problem persists, if anyone can help me with what i hope to be a really simple problem i'd be indebted. thank you. :grinthumb
we need some more information, such as PC specs, does it only do it on movies, it could be a simple thing like a missing or bad codec or a memory error.
This issue has been going on for at least a couple weeks now At first it seemed that randomly my mouse pointer would suddenly freeze and I would have to reboot the machine randomly keeps help freezing, please Computer to gain control again I have used a couple different mice lately on this computer so eventually I went back to the other previous mouse However not long after the same issue started up again I tried deleting disabling drivers of the mice and deleting reinstalling their drivers etc but to Computer keeps randomly freezing, please help no avail Recently I noticed that it seems that the whole computer is freezing and not just the mouse pointer as far as I can tell I today did a disk cleanup of drive C I have multiple hard drives and defragged drive c although the computer froze during the defragging process and I had to manually reboot I also ran an Adaware scan and a full Nod anti-virus scan I tried to eliminate every problem these scans found The computer is still randomly freezing though Please help The machine is Windows Vista Home Premium bit Intel GHZ quad core processor Corsair mhz dual DDR gigabytes Creative Soundblaster X-Fi sound card Verto NVIDIA GeForce GT video card nbsp
Remove NOD32 and download and install free Avast, Advir or AVG antivirus. See if the freezing stops
K so I have everything working fine everything is connected and installed the only things i haven t put in are the floppy drive and the little speaker however the first time i started into windows and every time after it suddenly freezes at a random point whether at the welcome screen or a few seconds after it s loaded AFTER the welcome screen any help Not sure how to check the temperature but if it has anything to do with the numbers that appear on the new build problems freezing on System motherboard they re usually at around But the system is quite cool compared to otehr computers I ve had it s got mm and mm case fans plus the processor VC and the PS fans I d say heat s not the problem here are my specs Motherboard EVGA nForce SLI Socket Processor Intel Core Quad Q Ghz MB OS Vista Premium -bit RAM OCZ SLI MB PC DDR MHz x HD WD Caviar System freezing problems on new build Green TB MB SATA- G PS Apevia ATX - IB W-GN Iceberg W Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Core MB nbsp
We meet again! Did you install the EVGA chipset drivers for the motherboard?
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?
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.
i use nero 9, when i bur n movies my pc tells me my drive is disconnected
What drive is disconnected? An external burner?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 running Vista Home Premium and it's running ridiculously slow and it keeps freezing!
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz
I have no idea what's wrong with it; I've done scans using Avira, CC Cleaner and Ad-Aware and they've found nothing. I have also done a hijackthis scan and deleted a couple of items, but it didn't help. The laptop is fairly new, I got it in March of 2008 (last year).
The only thing new I have recently downloaded is BitTorrent.
I ve posted about this issue before and thought I had a solution but it has started to occur again My pc locks up during D applications constantly It s a hard lock no mouse and keyboard use until I physically reset the machine I ve replaced my motherboard RAM Video card and processor I ve tested another power supply and all the components work fine I ve run Memtest for over hours per stick x of RAM and they have also turned out Computer freezing fine I even purchased Computer freezing new RAM just to be sure My PC still locks up in D applications The funny thing is there are no logs of any errors after reboot No crash report no video card driver failure nothing System specs are below Asus P N-D Mobo Intel Q Quad-Core gig Cosair XMS RAM x sticks Cosair Watt PS Nvidia GT Tried an ATI X as well Windows Ultimate RC Installed this after the same issue kept occuring in Windows XP Professional No other devices or cards in the box Can anyone help edit I forgot to mention that this only happens with gig of RAM installed I ve run for days on gig x stick and haven t encountered an error I have tried each RAM slot independently as well as in multiple configurations nbsp
do u have x32 or x64 os. if u have x32 go in for a x64 it will use the whole 4gigs
I have an emachines T with a AM mobo in it Recently we went on vacation When we got home the wife tried to turn the computer on but the power button didn t light and the computer wouldn t boot the fan on the cpu would run I opened up the case and noticed an electrical fire smell Two components on the motherboard were burning The component in the U up Motherboard Emachines T2482 Burning and the R sockets on the board Emachines T2482 Motherboard Burning up Tiny components around the system fan plug Okay so must be the motherboard is shot I bought a brand new one for Not bad I would say and a cheap fix Well I received Emachines T2482 Motherboard Burning up the new mother Emachines T2482 Motherboard Burning up board installed it and pluged the cord into the back of the power supply and the machines turned itself on still with no power light As I watched what it was doing I noticed the same two components burning up again I ve read many posts about the power supply having no overpower protection Is this a problem that anyone else has had I want to get the wifes computer running again but I don t want to spend the money on a mobo and jpower supply just to burn up another mobo nbsp
Chances are it's the power supply. there are two common faliure modes for e-machines and both lead to a failed psu (1. PSU overvolts and takes out the motherboard, 2. Motherboard shorts out and takes out PSU). Since e-machines uses cheap PSUs with poor protection they will still run when they are "Bad" but they will fry anything connected to them. Other components could have been fried by the initial failure but the damage is usually limited to the PSU and motherboard.
Any of these PSUs would work well for that system (and they are good quality)
Also E-machines motherboards are failure prone and non-e-machines motherboards will require a new copy of windows (about $100) to work. Your best bet may be to build/ buy a new system perticuarily given the age and specs of that machine. $350 could build a system that will run circles around that computer useing decent components. (Just someting to consider)
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.
Try raising your memory voltage just a couple of notches in the bios. Also check for a bios update from the Asus Support website
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
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
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.
What is your computers make and model? What operating system are you running?
Specs Windows XP Home Edition SP Intel R Core TM Quad CPU Q GHz MHz losing power, etc.. freezing, Computer NVIDIA GeForce GTS GB Ram Temps GPU Idle - in game CPU Idel - in game Voltages Cool Master ATX V w Vcore - v - v - v - v SB - Just recently I moved my computer and for the past few weeks it has been losing power freezing and though rare it will also sometimes blue screen Its Computer losing power, freezing, etc.. not over heating the voltages look normal I ve cleaned the inside of dust including underneath the CPU fan and the fan itself I ve checked connections and everything appears to be seated correctly Still I m certain this is a hardware problem because it only started after my move Now this is where it gets confusing It has almost no problem when its under a load playing a game Starting programs can sometimes cause problem but once its running its fine The worst are pictures and images If I m on the internet and I view a site with lots of pictures - mins in it will do one of the above The same with browsing thumbnails in a file or opening the pictures Even idling when I m not even there it will lose power and restart and as far as I can figure this occurs because it was pulling up the screen saver After a power loss or freeze it can sometimes hang when rebooting as well I m thinking it might have to be the HD because it also freezes when I try and update to SP I had reformatted a month before I moved and just to make sure it wasn t windows I repaired it and tried updating fully and each time it would freeze on the install The PSU CPU GPU and RAM hold out fine during games so I can t see them being the problem Just when that HD starts spinning does anything bad tend to happen Yet I don t think it went bad in the hours it took me to move Any suggestion would be helpful nbsp
Are you using the OEM Intel socket 775 CPU Heatsink fan assembly? This assembly has plastic pins that insert through holes in the motherboard? Are you plugging the computer into a surge protector or straight into a wall outlet?
Check the hard drive for errors by going into My Computer and right clicking on the C drive. Select Properties, Tools and set the computer to do a disk check/repair on the next restart... Why are you using a quad core 64 bit CPU with old XP? Just curious...
my pc is an older model. dell dimension 3000. about 2 months ago i put a new video card in it and it ran fine for a couple weeks. now my pc keeps freezing and its completely random. i took the video card out because my power supply is only 170w and the card requires 250w even tho it did work for a while til i started getting blu screens. since i took the card out i don't get blue screens anymore but it freezes randomly. i thought it might be a heat issue cus one time it froze i pulled the plug waited a minute and touched the heat sync and it was pretty hot. i can play world of warcraft for hours and it wont crash. earlier i tried to empty the recyling bin and it froze. it also freezes when i finish win update. other than that it can be random while browsing the web etc.
Usually memory, or drivers previously installed to run the video card... Can you use System restore to go back to the day before you installed that video card?
If not, you need to do everything possible to remove that driver...
Then add a simple 300 watt power supply of a decent vintage.
The Dell Dimension 3000 is a decent computer... but it is a home basic unit, and not designed for a lot of upgrades... Use it as it was designed.
I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong area Figured it would be close to what my problem may be And if there is a thread similar that already exists But I m stumped I have a on System freezing me self built computer System freezing on me about years old or so I want to exaust all my System freezing on me options before I spend money on rebuilding this system Here is what I have Mobo Gigabite System freezing on me GA NNXP Ram each centon mb PC each centon mb PC bought g Kingston to trouble shoot the problem same issue no matter which combo of ram Vid card Nvidia G force- Processor AMD XP I believe Pwr Supply ANTEC watt DVD Writer HP DVD HD G Western Digital Cooling mm fans and a large one on the top center of the case All working OS latest windows XP release Problem I started having a problem with the system freezing on me I would go on line and check email or something similar and it would freeze I cant even CTL ALT DEL out of it I have to shut it down It looks like I am looking at a screen shot You cant do anything no cursor movement Nothing I totally erased the hard drive and started from scratch When I would get to the license agreement on the installation The system would shut down and and I would get long beep tones alternating in pitch High-low-high-low then shut down I pretty sure thats a DDR error or something like that I disconnected everything except the minimum to run same thing I stopped messing with it for like a day or so tried again this is with the kingston ram and things seemed to be fine Windows installed like it is suppose to Figured problem solved Not so much I got online to download Mozilla or something and as soon as the download was finished everything froze Right now as it sits the kingston ram is installed brand new and the minimum I even disconnected the DVD drive and the thing still locked up Like I said if this post is in the wrong place or a similar thread is already active I apologize Thanks Hopefully I gave enough info nbsp
It seems that your problem is in the psu or the ram.
What are the timings on the ram. You need to make sure that your ram voltages aren't exceeding the limit of one stick(which may require less voltage than another, or vise versa. One requiring more voltage than the other) and causing lock ups. Check the voltage rating on all your ram, usually there is a sticker on the ram, or you can look it up online. Go into your bios and make sure your voltages are set to specifications. Although you didnt have the problem at first it could cause a problem over time.
Someone may have more suggestions as well, that's just my experience.
Hi my computer has been freezing lately and i have no idea why also it will take a while to start up I have scanned it numerous times and no viruses keeps freezing lately My computer if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated Here is the Hijack this log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP My computer keeps freezing lately SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS system agrsmsvc exe C Program Files Java jre bin jqs exe C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine ccSvcHst exe C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine ccSvcHst exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C WINDOWS system RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS RTHDCPL EXE C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files Trend Micro HijackThis HijackThis exe O - BHO Symantec NCO BHO - ADB E- AFF- - AA - DAC DFA - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine coIEPlg dll O - BHO Symantec Intrusion Prevention - D EC - AAE- -AEEE-F F C - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine IPSBHO DLL O - BHO Java tm Plug-In SSV Helper - DBC -A - b-BC - C C C A - C Program Files Java jre bin jp ssv dll O - BHO JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - E E F - CE- C -BC -EABFE F C - C Program Files Java jre lib deploy jqs ie jqs plugin dll O - Toolbar Norton Toolbar - FEBEFE - B - - D -FFB D B CA - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine coIEPlg dll O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run nwiz nwiz exe install O - HKLM Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvMcTray dll NvTaskbarInit O - HKLM Run RTHDCPL RTHDCPL EXE O - HKLM Run Alcmtr ALCMTR EXE O - HKLM Run MSConfig C WINDOWS PCHealth HelpCtr Binaries MSConfig exe auto O - Extra button no name - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - C WINDOWS Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe O - Extra Tools menuitem xpsp res dll - - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - C WINDOWS Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra Tools menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Protocol symres - AA FE- C - F- - C AB - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine coIEPlg dll O - Service Agere Modem Call Progress Audio AgereModemAudio - Agere Systems - C WINDOWS system agrsmsvc exe O - Service Java Quick Starter JavaQuickStarterService - Sun Microsystems Inc - C Program Files Java jre bin jqs exe O - Service Norton Internet Security - Symantec Corporation - C Program Files Norton Internet Security Engine ccSvcHst exe O - Service NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvc - NVIDIA Corporation - C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe -- End of file - bytes nbsp
Symantec Norton Internet Security... How long have you been using it? Is it updating and scanning properly?
ok, so i know that this question has been asked a few times already but i am in need of a free program to burn dvds. i have downloaded some movies to my pc and now im having trouble finding a good program that will allow me to burn them to disc. obviously they are not all the same type of files, some are avi. some are mp4 files etc. i can covert them to other formats, but so far i havent been able to burn them.
if anybody knows of a program that will do what im looking for please let me know.
If you want free dvd burnung program you can find it via google easily. i found one program called InfraRecorder, but i didnt test it so i dont know if it works. just type infrarecorder in google and go to their website. on the righ menu somewhere you have download link. its a small program, just 3.19MB.
Hi there Currently my computer is booted is safe mode with networking It is Windows vista bit gigs ram Asus GT Asus M A motherboard What s happening My computer had been randomly restarting freezing lately so I thought that I should update my graphics and sound drivers sound driver updated fine but Freezing, problems restart i ve had serious problems with my graphics driver Twice now I ve tried to upgrade my driver only to have it freeze mid way black out my screen However my g keyboard which would stop working if it was a computer freeze still kept running so I left my computer going and it restarted eventually Then it loaded a blank desktop screen this is the same result when I tried restarting my CPU the second the driver update stalled black screened had to system restore to make it usable So my question is so have I stumbled across a serious graphics card problem or is it something else PS After system restore re downloaded updates full system scans nothing and CC cleaned Any help would Freezing, restart problems be desperately appreciated Thanks nbsp
you may want to try disabling automatic restart on error and have the computer display a blue screen instead. This way, you can use the information from the blue screen (usually a driver listed) to diagnose the problem a little more efficiently. If it's the video driver, the "nv4_disp.dll" will be displayed near the fault information. Have you noticed any patterns at all with this freezing/restarting?
Hi, I have recently just built me own computer, however sometimes when using it, it will be very slow and it will also freeze for about 20 seconds and then work again. Also when you put a disk in to install something it will take about 1 minute to autorun the disk. Does anyone know what could be causing this.
I have had my graphics card replaced, my RAM replaced and my Hard Drive replaced and still no luck, the only things I havnt have replaced are the Motherboard, CPU, PSU and Blu-Ray Drive.
These are my system specs:
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
ASUS P5K Premium Motherboard
BFG GTX280 1GB Graphics Card
OCZ Reaper RAM 8GB 1066
Intel Q6600 CPU (Manufactured Overclocked)
Samsung Spinpoint F1 Hard Drive 1TB
Pioneer Blu-Ray Disc Drive
Perhaps you should go back to basics and start over... no overclocking... 2 GB of RAM. Reset your system. See how it does, then if it works well, start over, keeping notes as you go.
Hi all this is my first problem post im ghbnic aka nic I think this is the right section for my problem but please forgive us if im wrong It a problem regarding my Foxconn p m - a freezing keeps p4m900-8237a intel 775 Foxconn skt mobo It keeps freezing getting BSD and or just rebooting now there is no time scale or what your doin it could be while windows is loading or while playing muisc booting up watchin videos browsing the net or just in idle It has even froze on me while in bios When i go to reinstall windows either vista which it came with or xp pro it freezes at the installing devices part So to get a fresh install on there i have put it on by puttin the HDD in another PC install windows then swap it back Things i have done so far Ran Memtest froze on all tests with dif RAM stick in each time Cleaned inside out for dust Re flashed the bios to the ver was Disabled everything thats onboard Updated ALL drivers disabled all drivers Foxconn p4m900-8237a intel 775 keeps freezing Tried another PSU more powerful Fresh install vista basic and xp pro Tried HDD sata IDE Tried different RAM both and tried ram in my other pc memtest ran fine Put PCI-E Foxconn p4m900-8237a intel 775 keeps freezing GPU in it All above has been tried though advice on google search but non seem to help me Most cases comes to either onboard network sound graphics or Drivers but all have been disabled or updated So i stuck this has been happenin for the last days now and dont know what to try next COPY OF EVENT VIEWER IN XP Time frame to the followin logs Error code d parameter ffffffff parameter parameter parameter ffffffff Error code f parameter parameter parameter parameter Error code f parameter d parameter parameter parameter Error code f parameter d parameter parameter parameter Error code f parameter d parameter parameter parameter Error code e parameter c parameter bd ac parameter f dc a parameter Error code e parameter c parameter parameter f a aa parameter Error code f parameter parameter parameter parameter The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck The bugcheck was x d xffffffff x x xffffffff The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck The bugcheck was x d xffffffff x x xffffffff The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck The bugcheck was x d xffffffff x x xffffffff Error code f parameter d parameter parameter parameter link to my u l minidumps and event viewer logs esnips com doc - f - b-a ab-fee acd f c minidump zip Managed to get info off its now struggling to load windows with out freezin or restarting Spec is Intel Celeron D gig DDR ram Win XP sp Esystem Ei Thanks in advance for any help Nic nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/foxconn-p4m900-8237a-intel-775-keeps-freezing.131254/
I have a LaCie 500gb external harddrive that I use to back up my laptop and store large files. It has its own power supply and connects to my computer by USB. The other day I plugged it into the power supply and noticed it wouldnt turn on and there was an electrical burning smell coming from the plug on the harddrive. Is it possible that it is just the plug damaged and my data is still ok? Can I remove the data from the harddrive somehow? Would it be worth trying to get someone to repair it or should I just buy a new one?
I don't know alot about this sort of thing and any help is greatly appreciated!
Yes Ur Harddisk Is Damaged Nothing will be retrive from It
I have a new bit HP desktop with Intel i Firefox 64 box bit on freezing technology running Vista Home Premium SP It came with Internet Explorer and bit versions Well I m a Firefox fan so I installed it Firefox freezing on 64 bit box thinking the box should run bit apps It did for a few minutes then promptly froze the machine to the point of having to hold down the power button until the box turned off No other way out no combination of keystrokes or any other input device would work I mentioned this to a friend at work and he said that he d had a similar experience with his bit laptop but running bit Vista After Firefox freezing on 64 bit box uninstalling Firefox he ended up doing a Regedit search for firefox and deleted the entries then went back to IE and that seemed to work for a while He still has random problems with IE hanging up the spinning quot busy circle quot but he doesn t have to quot jerk the plug out of the wall quot to get back online but a reboot is necessary He updated to IE and that seemed to work for a while but it didn t last I did the same thing on my bit box and am having the same results I also did a clean up with Ccleaner but apparently there is something else going on I m thinking that I will probably have to re-install windows and do the updates over again Has any one heard of this I thought I was quot future proofing quot myself by getting bit but I may have quot present proofed quot myself for a while I have subsequently read where Mozilla has no plans to support bit at least until version is out I have also read that some have been running Firefox on bit machines with no problem I don t know what the real story is Thanks for reading nbsp
I know quite a few people who have had trouble with their browser addons causing stability issues in vista 64. ( AVG in particular)
Try running your browser with add ons disabled.
I did run firefox on this setup (vista 64) for a couple of weeks with no problems, but prefer internet explorer.
I'm using SAMSUNG CD R-RW for the last 5- 6 years.
Recently I tried to burn a CD wih Nero, but it went fine and in the end throwed the message Burn process completed. But nothing there is in the CD.
The second time, when i tried, it went to 99% almost and showed as Burn process failed.
Then i tried with Windows writer wizard, but the same result.
Almost I have tried with 3-4 brands of blank CD's.
Not able to figure out where the problem located CD or CD Drive? If so what to do to solve this issue?
I hope this is the Right place to raise this question.
If you used different brands of CD I am positive you can get rid of that notion. Have you tried just moving files over to the discs? Sounds like your disc drive might be going out (Or already has) Is it making any sound it didn't before? I had my disc drive on my laptop go out. Started to sound like a jet engine taking off.
i am going to try explain the best i can what the problem is although it is pretty hard for me to explain so bare with me i brought some new ram about - months ago and i replaced it with the ram i had in my computer The old ram i had (please help) freezing Computer was pc and i replaced it with gb pc and since the day i replaced it it has been crashing a lot for example i could be watching a movie or playing a game and it will suddenly just freeze when it does this i can not move the mouse or anything i have to turn the switch off what could be the problem because i was told where i brought this ram that pc will run because it is backward comptaible and this is really starting to annoy me because i can not do much on my computer because it will just keep freezing please could someone help and if possible explain it in simple terms so i dont get comfused nbsp
There are several possibilities.
1. Bad memory module(s) - Yes it does happen.
2. Incompatibility with your MB - Some MB's are notoriously picky about the ram used.
3. Dirty contacts / Poor connection between ram and MB.
4. An additional problem is present, unrelated to the fact that you swapped ram.
If we could review some of your minidumps, it might help us to better diagnose the problem for you.
Attach three or four of your most recent to your next post.
Usually you will find them in the Minidump subfolder of your Windows folder.
Also, you should find your MB specs, so we (or you) can research whether your ram modules are truly compatible.
I received an error message with My Dell Desktop computer that a Hard Disc Utility has received errors that my disc drive was opporating out of the normal paramaters Back up your data immediately When I returned to this computer later there was a whinning and clicking sound and the drive was not being recognized I get the Bios Set-up screen to press f to reboot or f to setup This hard drive failure Can HDD help Freezing is a year IBM ATA Can Freezing help HDD failure IDE gig rpm running Windows OS I have read that for mechanical failures such as this sounds Can Freezing help HDD failure to be head problem that it is possible to put the drive in as much of an airtight bag s and place it in either the refrigerator or freezer for a couple of hours and then install Can Freezing help HDD failure quickly through USB port I assume through external case enclosure that will hold a quot drive and opperate through USB as slave and it will possible read long enough to back up onto a primary drive Anyone with any experience or comment on this procedure would be appreciated There is about gigs of family pictures and word documents that we would like to retrieve but cant justify a - recovery process to send to an engineer in a clean room Thanks for your opinions experience nbsp
You can try this procedure, but you have to work fast. Leave it in a freezer for overnight... You can place it right in the IDE cable as a slave. Chances might be that your IDE cable is for only a single drive. If so, do the USB thing. Don't be surprized if the drive never works again. A 2001 drive, you got good service from it. Learn to back up important data to a CD or DVD