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Constant freeze of PC and display

Posted on 2011-09-08
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The pc is behaving badly. It is freezing every few seconds and the display blinks slightly during the freeze. So when you are moving the mouse it freezes and your movement become tough to control. I installed the latest video driver, that did not do anything. I reviewed the memory usage - don't think that is the problem. Had the registry cleaned and PC cleaned up by virus programmes etc, nothing has worked. Going completely nuts because can not work on it without constant delays. Its every few seconds.
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Question by:santiherm
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by:Iekos
ID: 36506709
Either you have faulty memory or your hard drive is faulty.

This is how you test.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

let us know what happens :)
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by:karllangston
ID: 36506859
does it do the same in safe mode?
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by:Iekos
ID: 36506894
No sir,

You need to download this as an ISO file here:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

On the same page. it tells you how to Burn / Write is to a CD / DVD

Once you have it as CD or DVD, you need to boot off this disc you just created.  the you will see some options like the screen shot on the site shows.
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by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 36507311
Before starting the hardware diagnostics, it might be useful to look in the event logs.  Are there any unusual errors logged in the application, system or security logs?
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by:hrr1963
ID: 36507967
Is this a Desktop or a Laptop... ? (First of all)
PC is a global term.

First of all run a RAM test with Memtest +86.
-Download this: http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip
-Burn what you ve downloaded to a CD.
-Boot from CD
-Let the test runs for at least 5 times FULL passed.

Laptop? Connect a external monitor to it and verify if the problem still persist.

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by:Jonvee
ID: 36508538

>> and PC cleaned up by virus programmes <<

Did you find any Malware or viruses?    
If yes, did you run Malwarebytes?

If no, try downloading & updating Malwarebytes(MBAM) from here:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Run in normal mode.

Tutorial, if required:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t169669.html

If MBAM won't run, download and run Rkill first.
Do not boot after running Rkill, then run MalwareBytes.
http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/
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by:santiherm
ID: 36508575
It does do the same in Safe Mode. When I removed video driver and re-installed the new one I had to go into Safe Mode and it did perform the same way.
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by:santiherm
ID: 36508622
This is a PC Desktop.

I did not find any Malware or Viruses.
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by:Iekos
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I really do think you need to download the iso and do a full hardware check.  We get this all the time at our workshop and its either Memory or HDD to what you have explained.

Good luck.
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by:santiherm
ID: 36509252
Lekos and hrr1963:

I need to pick up a CD as all I have is recordable DVDs that are not picking up the downloaded files.

I have also done a hardware check but the results are alien to me. The programme I used does not tell me much in clear english all in figures and stuff.
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by:karllangston
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have you tried powering off and reseating the RAM, Graphics (if a separate card), HDD cables etc?
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by:Iekos
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The ISO should burn on DVD.  Do you have a USB pen / Flash memory?
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santiherm earned 0 total points
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Thank you everyone but it appeared to be one of those odd strangely unforgiving situations. For some reason, the monitor (ViewSonic VX1962) began reacting and affected the CPU. We moved the monitor to another PC and the problem happened there. But that was the issue, we finally found a PC where the problem did not exist but I await anxiously for it happen there. Again, thank you all but this matter is now closed.
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by:santiherm
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This issue was one out of this world reasons for happening but its now done.
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