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I am about to smash my computer to pieces.
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Okay here is the deal lately i will login it to my computer and start doing something like listen to music or open up a program and it completely freezes up. Just last night I logged in, went down to the start menu and clicked. It froze. I have no idea whats going on. Its just freezing for no reason what so ever.


I have narrowed it down to a few opptions.
1. We just turned on the AC this past week and opened the windows because its been somewhat cooler. Is it possible the heat and humidity is screwing it up?

2. I have a trial of Win RAR and it expired a few days ago. It says if you would like to buy it click here. I decide not to and just open the file anyway. So i was thinking that maybe since i was using it when the trial ended that maybe it had some little virus to screw up my computer.

3. I recently downloaded PAP (plastic animation paper) and maybe that had some virus attatched to it. (on a side note that program is really complicated i have no idea how to use it)

4. I have downloaded a few video tuts in the WMV format and maybe they had virurses latched on.

The thing is that i scan all of the stuff with Norton Anti Virus (which is supposedly the best) and nothing comes up.


So what do you guys think the problem is. Its really irritating me cause i can't use my computer.

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8/13/2006 1:55:57 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 1:55:57 PM)
show user profile  ChaosQuack
1: A possibility, most likely not though.
2: No.
3: No.
4. Possibly.

Run antivirus. Run antispyware. Delete all old files that you will never use. Run defrag.




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8/13/2006 1:59:23 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:01:32 PM)
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So what should i do?

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February 21st 2006. My first day using max.
Everyone likes it sugarcoated, but that doesn't make it the best way to take it.



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8/13/2006 2:01:11 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:01:11 PM)
show user profile  twitt
Buy some canned air and clean your cpu heatsink maybe? thats what i did when my pc kept freezing or rebooting itself, too much dust!





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8/13/2006 2:06:53 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:06:53 PM)
show user profile  dd
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
<-------- try running this
also make sure you try a regi cleaner (search google for one)
make sure you havent got any dust build up inside your case
run more than one virus checker
remove all newly installed software and then repeat all of the above. something got onto my machine the other week that destroyed the boot sector of my hard drive and i had to format the hard drive. i ran all the scans etc and nothing was found.
hope you find out what is doing it
and back up your settings, emails and files now just incase

http://www.renderpimp.com





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8/13/2006 2:07:25 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:07:25 PM)
show user profile  Ralphy
When my computer used to randomly freeze, I found out it was the power supply. Got a new one and everything worked fine again.
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8/13/2006 2:08:33 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:08:33 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Try safemode, does it freeze? If not, then it could be a screwed up system file.
Try doing a system restore.

Good luck.




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8/13/2006 2:09:08 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:09:08 PM)
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Yeah i haven't cleaned it in a while infact its been like 2 years
EDIT: I think i launched it in safe mode once. Hmm i am not sure like i have said before i am not to computer savy

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February 21st 2006. My first day using max.
Everyone likes it sugarcoated, but that doesn't make it the best way to take it.



Join my folding group.

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8/13/2006 2:09:28 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:12:07 PM)
show user profile  droogenbrother
you can also ctrl alt delete and look at your task manager..and under procecss tab the only thing that shoiuld be running at 99% or just below is the system idle(all programs need to be closed) if any thing else is running that high you have a virus and need to shut that process off run anti virus. Remember that you can shut down any process that is not a system process.

have you tried running it in safe mode? does it lock up then?

did your video card dcome with monitering soft ware..or your mother board pherhaps..if its a hard ware issue then you need to log the temps on boot and such.

check your device manager and make sure that your devices do not ahve a little yellow exclamation point on them






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8/13/2006 2:17:10 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:17:10 PM)
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you could also check in control panel/ administrative tools /event viewer/ system and look for anything that is marked with a red error or a yellow ! and then check the codes on google

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8/13/2006 2:21:14 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:21:14 PM)
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I just booted up my computer and the intastant i logged in it froze. I think its time i unleash a couple cans of air on that sucker. AARRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHH

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February 21st 2006. My first day using max.
Everyone likes it sugarcoated, but that doesn't make it the best way to take it.



Join my folding group.

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8/13/2006 2:23:53 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:23:53 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
It's your RAM.

Take out half of it and try it with one stick then the other.




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8/13/2006 2:51:15 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:51:15 PM)
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But i have never had this problem before how could it be my ram. And if i don't even have any programs open how could it be my RAM?

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February 21st 2006. My first day using max.
Everyone likes it sugarcoated, but that doesn't make it the best way to take it.



Join my folding group.

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8/13/2006 2:58:48 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 2:58:48 PM)
show user profile  dd
you have windows open (which uses ram)
and things do go pop from time to time
i had to take out a stick of ram the other week cause it was dead
try it atleast

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8/13/2006 3:01:46 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 3:01:46 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
I had mine freeze up a couple of times cus of the summer heat.

Turned out that too much dust had gotten stuck in the heatsink, combined with the heat, the CPU was running at ~70 C. So rendering or anything else that stressed the CPU caused it to freeze.

cleaning the heat sink got it back to around 45 C..

You cant check the temeprature in the BIOS?.. look for a section called 'System monitor' or similar.

If its the Power supply you may also be able to check its stability in the BIOS. I had one where the power to the CPU would constantly drop below the reccomended, which caused freezing.
In the BIOS it should show the problem with red letters or warn you in some other way.

Problem with RAM is that the only way to know is to test it.

(Yay.. Ive had every problem mentioned in this thread occur to me =) )

Terribly boring signature.
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8/13/2006 3:55:46 PM (last edit: 8/13/2006 4:01:13 PM)
 
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