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Computer Will Freeze Up


So i just recently built my new computer and i have this weird issue. It doesn't happen all the time, but every once in a while the computer will freeze up, the monitors will refresh, and then the background will be black and my mouse will move extremely slow. Every time i have to reboot before everything will be fine. My boot time is about 45 seconds to a minute. Is that average? Os running win 7 64 bit

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Computer Beep Then Freeze

My friends computer is acting weird. He says this happens on the net more than anything. He'll be surfing and then the computer gives out a single beep and then freezes. He has to shut it down and reboot and then its fine for awhile. But usually happens again in a hour or so. He's on dial-up if that makes a difference.could it be overheating? Some feedback would be appreciated. He says it happens mostly on the net but has happened during normal use.

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Posted On: 06-20-2004, 11:26 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I recently changed cases to the antec 900 since it had more fans and better cooling. I didn't change any hardware except for my power supply (500w to a 550w). I connect everything back up, and my dvd drive doesn't work. The symptoms are as follows. I can put a cd or a dvd in there, and it locks up my pc. It locks up everything but my mouse. I can move my mouse around, but cannot click anything. When i eject the cd or dvd, my computer unfreezes. I do not have to reboot. While the cd or dvd is in there, i can do nothing, but once i eject it, everything else is fine again. I know it is not the ide cables, as it does this with 2 different cables. It smells like a driver issue, but i tried uninstalling both the dvd rom drive and the ide controllers and rebooting to let windows reinstall the drivers, and neither of these attempts fixed the problem. Anyone have any ideas? The dvd drive is a sony dru-800a, and it is the only drive connected to the secondary ide channel. My hard drive is on the primary ide channel. I have no other devices connected to the ide channels. The only other thing i changed when i had my computer in the old case was the 3. 5in floppy drive. I didn't feel the need to install it with the new case.

Posted On: November 26th, 2006, 11:04 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Causing Computer To Freeze

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Posted On: February 2nd 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Computer Freeze At Bios And Screen Goes Black

Last friday the computer stopped working correctly. On start up it boots normally which it goes past the bios screen and can even enter the bios utility as would any normal working computer would do. Though this is the catch. Once the computer past the normal bios and begins to enter to the hard drive to boot from windows. The screen goes black, i think it freezes there, though i'm not sure because my friend only told me this stuff over the phone. These are some things that i told him to try over the phone. One make sure you test each ram (512mbx2) test each ram stick by itself. Make sure that you have only one in at a time, and alternate from each ram stick you have. So that you can test the memory because it might be damaged. After doing all that work. Testing the memory didn't do anything the computer still crashed with 512mb or 1024mb it didn't matter what it had, it still crashed. So i'm asking what you guys might think about this problem, and if you have any suggestions at all.computer specifications:

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The solutions i have tried are numerous. First i thought if i changed drivers, nothing. New mouse, went from a ps/2 mechanical mouse to a usb optical mouse, complete with new drivers, no change still. Irq settings, seem ok, but i didn't look too deeply into that. Dma channels, seem ok. So, if this was some simple issue like a bad ps/2 port, i can understand, but using the keyboard to navigate my whole machine is getting a little annoying. Any suggestions from anyone?


Posted On: July 1st, 2004, 07:40 AM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

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Posted On: January 3, 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 34 Replies .

Computer Freeze When Saving Large Size Files

I have problems with my computer, when i save a large item it freezes. (Large size files / items noramly take 3+ hours to save. Have been doing alot of video editing recently and when it comes it save the overall work (render it), the whole computer freezes, managed to copy the file though the home network and do it on my bro's pc, but i can't save to dvd as it's doing the same. Thought it could be power supply, or processor over heating but if i shut down and restart it, it still has the same problems but it will freeze in a different point, getting to be a very annoying problem.

Posted On: 03-11-2005, 01:23 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Esata Hdd Makes Computer Freeze Randomly

I have a problem when connecting my esata hdd to this motherboard (p5k mobo). Basically i'm using a samsung hdd with an enclosure and i connect it to the pc via a esata cable going to the esata input at the back of the comp. The problem is the computer keeps freezing for like 10-20 seconds randomly while the esata device is connected. If i switch the esata device off (via the enclosure's switch) it works fine. Is this a known issue for this mobo and e-sata?

Also there are so many drivers i cant find which one i need to update as i haven't updated the mobo since i got it like 3 years ago. My mobo is a p5k but on the manual it says p4s533-e.


Posted On: 07-02-2009, 11:08 AM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Wow, Supreme Commander, And Cs Games Freeze Computer

For some reason i don't quite know, my computer will freeze up while playing video games. Currently, i only play wow, supreme commander, and cs and it freezes on all of these games. Sometimes after a freeze it will do the whole serious error bluescreen and restart, but sometimes it just stays there till i manually restart. Once it restarts however, it usually will continue to do this all day to the effect i can play maybe 5 min of a game before it will freeze. Also, sometimes my graphics streak across my screen to infinity. Im guessing my graphics card is to blame here?

Any ideas on whats going on and how i can fix this?


Posted On: May 1st 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Computer Freeze, Screen Turns Black For Few Seconds Before Returning To Normal

The past few days my computer would freeze and then the screen would turn black for a few seconds before returning to normal. This happened whil surfing the web. I noticed that the desktop had a couple red and white and green pixel boxes that would appear after this happened. I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp. Got the computer running and the video seemed fine. I then installed my nvidia driver for my video card, and once i did that i started to see even more pixels and fonts became slightly distorted. My computer would then freeze worse that before, and it would not return to normal use. I had to uninstall the video card drivers for the time being. Do i need a new video card or could it possibly be a motherboard issue?

Edit: i downloaded xp service pack 2. And now my computer freezes like it did originally. I never installed the nvidia drivers from the cd. I'm not sure if it was included with service pack 2. But i have noticed some distortion of text. The problem is not as bad as when i had installed the drivers liek i mentioned above.


Posted On: 12-05-2008, 07:31 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Pc Freeze

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Posted On: 20-11-2005, 01:55 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb 2.0 Cause Pc Freeze

I just bought a usb2. 0 pci card because i only had usb1. 0 in my pc. My mother board fully supports usb 2. 0 as i check on the manual! I installed the card in the pci slot and the drivers but as i hooked up my pen drive the pc freezed. I rebooted , all is fine until i hook up another usb device this time my blue tooth dongle. Tried a differrent pendrive and the same thing happened! I tried removing the card and drivers and reinstalling but the same thing happened! Im running windows xp pro sp2 with all the latest updates!

The strange thing is here! Im running another version of windows xp pro sp2 on the same machine. I booted on this version, installed the card and drivers and it worked fine! All the devices i plugged where found automatically and worked fine!

Whats wrong with my xp version that the usb 2. 0 is not working with ?


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Posted On: 07-24-2007, 07:31 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 11-27-2008, 10:28 PM . View Related Posts . . View 22 Replies .

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I am using a 3gb vodafone dongle which i have used on another laptop with no problems. Just on this computer the internet is always freezing which is annoying. Can anyone please tell me if this can be fixed as i don't know is there something wrong with the dongle or the modem of the computer. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this i would really appreciate it.

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I have an amd pc with 2. 2 ghz speed( reported by windows as 1. 1ghz ), 256mb ddr sdram. The system unexpectedly freezes for some reason i cannot understand. The freezing is not specifically associated with an application. It happened under different circumstances every time. The os is windows xp professional. Does anyone have any idea of what might be causing this problem?

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My pc started freezing. It's brand new, about 6 months old, 400 watt power supply, asus motherboard, amd athlon xp 2400+ cpu, ati all-in-wonder 8500 dv gfx card, and here's the problem. Using the asus probe which can measure voltage, it says that my 12v is below the threshold and is going down to about low as 10v. In addition my pc freezes. I run a dual boot and this only happens in server 2003, but not xp professional. I tried doing a complete reinstall of 2003 today and it still does it. What can i do?

Posted On: March 12th, 2004, 08:13 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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Vista Lockup / Freeze

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