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PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music

Q: PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music

Hello Ill go straigt freezes music use to and PC Firefox but I listen can to my problem Pc Spec AMD athlon gb of ram Nvidia mb Sound card Dont really know Cant check it right now because my pc is frozed Windows xp sp avast installed guess wall So my pc freezes randomly Not completely I ussualy can do things what i PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music opened before the freeze For PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music example use firefox and search internet listen to music But i can t open new things and when i try to open for example My Computer the icon in the middle of the window PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music pops like it s searching something Programs ussualy wont open during the freeze Furthermore can t use ctrl alt del well i can but it wont do anything Right now my desktop froze too Scaned for viruses and such Used avast spybot malewarebytes Every program found something but i guess removed everything Althou avast is blocking new files everyday and i don t understand where are they coming from Btw i booted into safe mode and i had no freeze Well maybe i was on safe mode too short I just anted to tell this What could cause these freezes How can i fix it Sorry for long title nbsp

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A: PC freezes but I can use Firefox and listen to music

Several things of note. First it is absolutely essential that you update to Service Pack 3 because come July 10th XP with Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported. You need some serious updating and it may be a central reason you are experiencing issues..

Second, before you do the above there is a very strong possibility you are still infected. Go to our Virus and Malware Removal forum and read the 8 Step sticky. Follow it step by step -- don't skip any of the steps. When you finish post on that forum with the required logs attached.

Third, since you can boot into Safe Mode there is a good chance your issue is driver related, but unless the above isn't attempted you won't be able to diagnose properly.

Fourth, as a side note, you might want to consider another gig of RAM if your motherboard is designed to do so. XP and two gigs is a good combination.

Fifth, you mention both Avira and Avast. Are both of these installed? Please tell us all the security software you have installed and running in real time protection.

Good luck.

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A:My laptop freezes when I connect an external HDD

What type of external HDD is it? Of what Brand?
 

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Can you export the specs to this page?
 

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Try disabling no script. That may be eating up all your resources and slowing down the loading of webpages. If that doesnt work, try another browser like Chrome. I would try completely clean installing windows rather than repairing it since just repairing will not clear anything such as viruses off of the PC. Malware could be another culprit and clean installation will allow you to wipe it out.
 

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Does it happen to all browsers (e.g IE, Chrome, Firefox, Palemoon)?
 

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A:How can I listen to music whilst swimming?

:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com

website is very descriptive and the device is AS Advertised - - she's very happy with it
 

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A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

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A:My Laptop Freezes

Is it running hot?
 

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Some details you have left out.
Age of PC
Desktop or Laptop
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A:Game freezes, the screen goes black

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There are many things that can be the cause of this. I first thought it was the GPU, but as I read on, I think it could be either a RAM, temperature, or HDD issue. It is most likely a RAM issue.

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Most likely cause: It could also be bad RAM (this is the most likely reason). Download Memtest86, put it on a flash drive, and boot into it. Run Memtest about 5-10 times and tell me the results.
 

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I have exactly the same issue. Brand new Naga 2012, the cursor freezes for 5-10 sec at random intervals.
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Operating System: Tried both Windows 7 32 bit and Windows XP
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Next reply I will post problem history and details
Please request information if needed more, I am willing to provide.

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A:Laptop freezes randomly

My questions and doubts:

How can it be solved?
Can we call this ?overheating? since it freezes when temperature is not over 60 C? but it freezes more when the weather is hotter.
Is the temperature during safe mode normal or too high?
Am I abusing my laptop?

Please request information or pictures if needed more, I am willing to provide.

Problem history:
It works fine with Windows 7 since 2009, when I?ve been recovering from spine surgery, I?ve been using it more than usual since December 2011 where the problem occurs first time, then it occurs more often since March 2012.

Computer usage behavior:
I usually use Autodesk Inventor and Autocad software for 3D and 2D designing, along with web browsing, playing music with iTunes, watching some concerts and South Park by windows media classic. I play occasionally play games like Left 4 Dead 2, Elder Scrolls Skyrim (once-twice a week).

The laptop is placed on a 30 degree inclined stand, due to my surgery I need to only lie down to use the computer. It is turned on about 4-10 hours a day.

Observations:

It?s been working fine since bought, when I play games, the temperature of CPU and GPU goes up to 75 C for about 1-2 hours, no problem, usually I don?t play longer than 3 hours.

Since March, it freezes randomly about 1 hour after startup when I?m using designing software along with web browsing. Temperature is about 48-53 C, I have screenshots of the temperature software before it freezes. This happens at least once a day.

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It rarely freezes when watching videos and when turning the computer on all night for downloading.

I never finish a full system virus scan, it freezes about 20 minutes after scanning while temperature is about 50 C.

Weather condition: Thailand, hot and humid.
No air conditioning in room, temperature during of months Dec-Feb: 20-30 C, Mar 30-35 C, Apr 35-40 C (hottest of summer). My laptop in this temperature works fine in the past 2 years, other older laptops are also working fine.

Suspected causes and solutions tried:
Replace thermal paste at CPUs and GPU, dust removal at CPU fan, got a cooling pad underneath laptop: temperature slightly drops (3-5 C), no significant improvement in freezing.

Tried updating drivers to the latest possible for the right OS, reformatted partition to change OS to Win XP but problem still occurs.

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A:Asus G73 laptop screen doesn't turn on and randomly freezes when it does

Was able to turn it on

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A:Monitor looses connection and computer freezes

Can you give us your computers complete specs? Take a look at my specs to give you an idea of what we need
 

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This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.

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/* EDIT */
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A:My laptop freezes for about 2 minutes

Network likely

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A:Intermittent PC Freezes - only once per session though

Hi Matt,

Does this happen with particular games or just any game (or 3D app)?

When you say that the PC freezes, can you still see the image on the screen (ie, not a blue screen)?
Does the sound stutter?
How long have you tried leaving it to recover? Maybe the PC is doing something in the background?
 

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A:Random freezes

After two years of operations, there is a good chance that your video graphics card has failed, or if the computer is older than two years, that your hard drive is starting to go...
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Are all settings on your system at stock?

Have you tried running on a different PSU?
 

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If you have another computer available and are able to burn a CD .iso download this http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v416_b00.iso

Burn to CD, boot to disc and run test. This is Drive Fitness Test and will tell you if you have a bad hard drive or not. It is free and easy to use. Be sure to run advanced test instead of quick test.

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Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....
 

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot; http://www.techspot.com/review/259-intel-h55-motherboard-shootout/
 

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Sounds like you are missing some sound codecs, at the very least. Luckily Techspot can provide them for you...
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/615-klite-mega-codec-pack.html

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Failed hard drive...
 

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A:Intermittent POST. Freezes when loading windows

Remove the motherboard from the case and make sure it was not shorting to the case standoffs
 

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It is a bad drive.
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A:Brand-new Netbook freezes when idle, can only reboot with manual restart

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One make sure the system CPU heat-sink fin are not clogged with dust same goes for the PSU and the rest of the system board. If there is dust remove it with a can of dust remover.

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A:Computer randomly freezes or wont boot

Ok I think i might of found the problem...please help me verify if this is indeed what is causing my problem because I am pretty sure it is.

I downloaded SpeedFan.

I opened it up.

Read the voltages at the bottom...

AND..

My +12V was sitting an a constant 0.44V...
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Everything else was lower than it was supossed to be as well.

My +5V was at 3.5V which is low i think.. and ya... so i think this might be it.

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A:PC freezes regularly when cold, stable when warm

Some power supplies are affected by cold temperatures, as is thermal paste and the resulting detection. We see poorly made cables that create the same failures as there is apparently enough change to reduce full electrical contact.
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when I play any 3D game game gets "frozen" after some time displaying the message


Code:
Application Error
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A:Gameplay freezes

it would be helpful to list which OS you are using (i.e. Windows XP, Vista, 7 etc...) and which graphics card plus how much RAM you have installed in the system. make sure that you have the latest updates installed and that your drivers are up to date as well.
 

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A:Laptop freezes before I can go to safe mode

You need to press F6 (when prompted) during the Windows install, and then install your hard drive controller drivers
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What is the make and model of your motherboard? What operating system are you running?
 

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A:Laptop freezes

Mitch999 said:





It is a Toshiba with Vista.Click to expand...

There may be a patch update or something like a pre-install driver you need to do(?)
But Toshiba make a lot of different laptops, have a look HERE, and check out any updates that need to be done
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A:Computer freezes during games

If you can't remove the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro soundcard and use on board sound, try installing another sound card. I had to remove mine for the "freezing in games" issue" and revert to my Abit IP35 Pro on-board HD audio. Game play and sound are perfect now
 

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Please help!!!
 

A:Music Playback is Choppy

Try updating your audio and chipset driver. There could also be a program running in the background taking up to much memory or CPU cycles. If you listen to music alot you should get a dedicated sound card. You can get a really good Audigy on Ebay for under $15. Onboard audio is notoriously troublesome. Too many other things in the system can interfere with it.
 

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A:FN button freezes laptop

Does this happen only while in Windows? If so, the reason for the crash could be due to the Toshiba software that manages the FN key functionalities.

Two things you can try:
1) Upgrading your current Toshiba software (usually through a built-in updater tool)
2) Removing the program that controls the FN keys within Windows, most likely it's set to open at startup.

Here's a thread that briefly describes how to remove a startup item by using msconfig:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109615.html

You can also download and use this tool to do so (easier):
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/938-msconfig-cleanup.html
 

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A:Screen fuzzy, freezes computer down

What is your computer, a laptop or desktop? Make and model number? Operating System, Vista or XP?
 

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A:Toshiba Laptop - Freezes unless in Safe Mode

USB port and freezing problem could be caused by corrupt XP software. Try repairing the XP installation
 

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It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

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A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?
 

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A:Computer just freezes

Test your computers memory using Memtest86 for at least 20 passes. Report the results
 

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A:Dell PC freezes once starting up

Model. Hard drive? OS?
It is a slow and frustrating process to track down and fix this problem.
I would start by replacing the memory, or in lieu of that, removing one module and running it on the other memory module to test. Then switch.
Then scanning with Avast or Avira antivirus, then SuperAntiSpyware, then MalwareBytes... to see if there is an infestation.
It may be worth it to save your data and reformat the hard drive, getting a restore disk from Dell if necessary.
If it is older, clean out dust, dirt, hair, and fiber from the CPU and every port.
We need to know the model, OS, memory, and hard drive for additional suggestions.
 

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A:CPU freezes

Remove Norton Internet Security, download and run free Malwarebytes, AVAST Antivirus and CCleaner. Tell us what you find
 

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any help most appreciated.
 

A:PC freezes

Yes this could be caused by bad hard drive sectors. Have you tried running a disk check under drive properties
 

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I'm experiencing longer download times, and a situation where, with respect to Jpeg photo files, the image displays in the browser window, but the download is only the gif "placeholder". As a consequence, the image page must be reloaded and then re-downloaded.

Is this the result of privacy mode?
 

A:A Quick Question About Firefox "Privacy Mode"

I have recently installed Firefox 3.51 (from V3) as well, and you're right, it is slow...
As I see it, it has nothing to do with the privacy mode, because I toggled between the 2 and there was no difference.
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A:Music Plays / No Vocals in Movies / Background Music Plays

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A:Help with music downloads on my wife's MP3

I thought that site was strictly for zune users, as I own one myself, i know you cant go hooking an ipod up to it either.
 

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A:Laptop just freezes after the start in safe mode or last known config

You have a hardware problem. Reseat the hard drive and memory to see if this helps the problem first
 

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