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#1 thebighere

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:51 AM

hello all,

i am stumped

i have done virus scans, there is no data in the logs, and i can't see any particular reason for the frequent freezing

sometimes freezes before login, sometimes after applications are open

any ideas?

thanks

Edited by thebighere, 25 September 2009 - 11:38 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:56 AM

sorry, more basics:

dell vostro 400

124 G free on the hard drive

3.24 G of ram

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

I suggest editing your post and removing that HJT log, unless you believe that you have a malware issue. Personnel in this forum are instructed to request movement of threads reflecting malware issues identified by HJT logs.

Freezing issues have many causes...overheating included among the more notable.

In addition to checking the system for such...I would assure myself that all fans are working properly.

CPU temperatures can normally be checked within the BIOS of a system. The maximum operating range for a given CPU can be gathered by looking up the specs for that processor.

I would also check Event Viewer for any errors (not information items) which might have a bearing on system malfunctions.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Core Temp - http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

I suggest editing your post and removing that HJT log, unless you believe that you have a malware issue. Personnel in this forum are instructed to request movement of threads reflecting malware issues identified by HJT logs.


** thanks - i did that

Freezing issues have many causes...overheating included among the more notable.

In addition to checking the system for such...I would assure myself that all fans are working properly.

** they appear to be, yeah

CPU temperatures can normally be checked within the BIOS of a system. The maximum operating range for a given CPU can be gathered by looking up the specs for that processor.

I would also check Event Viewer for any errors (not information items) which might have a bearing on system malfunctions.


** yeah that's what i meant when i said i looked at the logs - i can't find ANY reference to ANY freeze - that blows me away - don't you think there would be something in system maybe? application? i dunno, i'm just surprised by that


How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Core Temp - http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/


** thanks, i got this and my temps are low

any other ideas? thanks

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:59 PM

How much RAM installed?

How much free space on C:? How large is total C:?

I know that you gave me hard drive free space...but you could have more than one partition on that one hard drive.

FWIW: Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

A system that freezes without any clues/signs at all...is rather rare.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Doesn't hurt to run a few hardware scans here and there. (memory, hard drive)

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

124 G free on the 148 total G hard drive ( C )

3.24 G of ram

i am sure there are some symptoms, i'm just missing them, i guess

i took the case off and am running a fan and it still froze

i did run hw and mem scans last week, but didn't see anything wrong

as i said, i'm sure there's some symptom, i just don't know what to look for at this point

thanks again

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 04:35 PM

Is there one thing that is always open that may be causing this freeze?
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:51 PM

Is there one thing that is always open that may be causing this freeze?


*** not that i can tell

maybe i just need to run my big memory apps one at a time to see what's happening

when i ran through my memory tests again, i got an error this time

dell error code 4600:0009

of course, it provides no more info, my warranty is up and when i google it i just get other people wondering about it

running system tests again now

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

Sometimes, if you have a memory leak, it will eat your memory alive and you will be freezing alot because of insufficient RAM.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:07 PM

how can you tell if you have a memory leak?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:09 PM

Cntrl+ Alt + Delete. View how much resources the item is taking. Usually if it's a browser and it's over 400,000 KB, it's a leak. If other programs use over 350K that are simple like Paint or MS Office, that is also a leak.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

I don't think...anyone could ever consider MS Office to be a simple program...but it is definitely a memory hog, by its nature :thumbsup:.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:32 PM

Depends how you view at it-- by it's speed i'd say it's a resource hog, but I only use 40 mb of memory when im using it. Sure, thats alot compared to Open Office's 8 mb, but it's not like a game where it's sapping hundreds of MB even up to 1 GB of RAM.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:46 AM

re memory leak, i checked another computer without problems running the same apps, and they are using the same memory

i saw something in the event viewer this am that i haven't seen

it didn't freeze this am, but this is new:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Date: 9/28/2009
Time: 6:48:37 AM
User: N/A
Computer: ANGERESA
Description:
The Application Management service terminated with the following error:
The specified module could not be found.


*** it mentions netevent.dll


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

i don't know how to get more info than this, and when i follow the link, it is not helpful....

i set it to startup in diagnostic with no auto program startups - maybe that will clue me in

Edited by thebighere, 28 September 2009 - 08:55 AM.





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