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PC Freezes up randomly and 4 no reason


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#1 Skyler747

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:23 PM

HI-

I am running XP Home Edition OS and in the last few days my PC has been randomly freezing/locking up on me. I tired a system restore to try to correct the problem but that did not work. I thought perhaps I had a virus so ran mulitple virus scans, and nothing found.

I just d/l and ran the combo fix as a last resort, and once again, after about a halfh our my PC froze up on me and the only way to shut it down is to unplug from the electrical outlet.

A few times when it has locked up I also heard a long beep sound.

Any suggestion on how to fix would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:02 PM

Thank you for your reply.

Attached are the file logs I found with errors under the event viewer. Ivepasted a few of the details. There seems to be various details in errors/warnings properties.


Service control manager error says : Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7034
Date: 12/6/2009
Time: 5:55:13 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DG66ZND1
Description:
The MySQL service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).

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



The McAfee Real-time Scanner service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

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




The configuration of the AdminConnection\TCP protocol in the SQL instance MSSMLBIZ is not valid.

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

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

Do any of these errors occur at the exact time of the freeze?
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:56 PM

They appear to be the same time. Once the PC freezes I have to unplug and restart my pc. When I looked at the events viewer the times seems to match up with the freezes.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:22 PM

Those errors don't mean much to me I'm afraid.

You could try reinstalling McAfee and running chkdsk.
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