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computer slowdowns and freezes


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#1 TravisL

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

The past couple days my computer has been slowing down and freezing. At first I cleaned out the case with compressed air, then ran a host of registry fixes and antivirus and not coming up with much. Then I worked in safe mode and the same thing happens, so I starting to think its a hardware issue. It will boot into windows but programs pull up slowly then after 10-15 minutes, the computer just freezes and i have to manually reboot it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:10 PM

When cleaning did you remove the fan from the processor heat sink?

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:15 PM

No, i even checked the fan to make sure its spinning and it seems to be working fine.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

The fact that the fan is spinning is good. However, with the machine off so the fan is not spinning look through the fan blades. Can you see the heat sink? It`s fins? Meaning little or no hair, dust, etc.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:19 PM

I just saw the temp readings for my case and they are all high. the cpu is running 90c and 89c at idle... i guess ill have to take the fan off and see whats up...

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:29 PM

I`m betting you will find a wig. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

i guess ill have to take the fan off and see whats up...

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

Well, I put new thermal compound on and it seems to be still happening. The temps have stabled out though. A techie friend of mine said the harddrive might be starting to fail. What happens is about 5-10 after rebooting the computer it just freezes, and I have to manually reboot it again...

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

Hello

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276229/computer-slowdowns-and-freezes/ concerning this same issue.

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted

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2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days, perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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