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Sudden Comp freeze

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#1 AcuCrack


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:07 PM

Well today my computer started to freeze up, not the blue screen but just no response. This happened 6 times within a six hour period. The first 2 times was in screen saver mode. Windows icon stopped moving, no response, HARD restart. 3rd thru 6th times were after a restart and maybe able to get 15 minutes before the next freeze. The last freeze was only able to get maybe 1 minute before it locked up. So, computer to garage and use the air compressor in cleaned the case. A LOT OF DUST came flying.

So maybe it was so dirty it overheated?

Current temps are:

CPU: see video
GPU: 47'C
HHD: 40'c

System specs (from Speccy program, sorry its long)

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Intel Pentium 4
Prescott 90nm Technology
2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR @ 200MHz (3-3-3-8)
MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6728 (FC-478)
DELL S2009W (1600x900@60Hz)
256MB GeForce 7800 GS (BFG Tech) 47 °C
Hard Drives
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A0 (SATA) 40 °C
Optical Drives
Realtek AC'97 Audio
Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Installation Date: 05 February 2011, 18:39
Serial Number
Windows Security Center
Firewall Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Enabled
Schedule Frequency Every day
Schedule Time 3 am
Antivirus Enabled
Company Name Symantec Corporation
Display Name Norton AntiVirus
Product Version
TimeZone GMT -5 Hours
Language English
Country United States
Currency $
Date Format M/d/yyyy
Time Format h:mm:ss tt
Power profile
Active power scheme Home/Office Desk
Hibernation Disabled
9/26/2011 11:09 PM GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1708537768-413027322-839522115-1004UA
9/27/2011 7:09 PM GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1708537768-413027322-839522115-1004Core
Running Application Layer Gateway Service
Running Automatic Updates
Running Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Running COM+ Event System
Running Cryptographic Services
Running DCOM Server Process Launcher
Running DHCP Client
Running Distributed Link Tracking Client
Running DNS Client
Running Error Reporting Service
Running Event Log
Running Fast User Switching Compatibility
Running Help and Support
Running Intuit Update Service
Running IPSEC Services
Running Java Quick Starter
Running Messenger
Running Network Connections
Running Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Running Norton AntiVirus
Running NVIDIA Display Driver Service
Running Plug and Play
Running PnkBstrA
Running Print Spooler
Running Protected Storage
Running Remote Access Connection Manager
Running Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Running Secondary Logon
Running Security Accounts Manager
Running Security Center
Running Server
Running Shell Hardware Detection
Running SSDP Discovery Service
Running System Event Notification
Running Task Scheduler
Running TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Running Telephony
Running Terminal Services
Running Themes
Running WebClient
Running Windows Audio
Running Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Running Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Running Windows Management Instrumentation
Running Windows Time
Running Wireless Zero Configuration
Running Workstation
Stopped .NET Runtime Optimization Service v2.0.50727_X86
Stopped Alerter
Stopped Application Management
Stopped ASP.NET State Service
Stopped ClipBook
Stopped COM+ System Application
Stopped Computer Browser
Stopped Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Stopped Extensible Authentication Protocol Service
Stopped Health Key and Certificate Management Service
Stopped HTTP SSL
Stopped Human Interface Device Access
Stopped IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Stopped Indexing Service
Stopped Logical Disk Manager
Stopped Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
Stopped Microsoft Office Diagnostics Service
Stopped MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
Stopped Net Logon
Stopped Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Stopped NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Stopped Network Access Protection Agent
Stopped Network DDE
Stopped Network DDE DSDM
Stopped Network Provisioning Service
Stopped NT LM Security Support Provider
Stopped Office Source Engine
Stopped Performance Logs and Alerts
Stopped Portable Media Serial Number Service
Stopped QoS RSVP
Stopped Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Stopped Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Stopped Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Stopped Removable Storage
Stopped Routing and Remote Access
Stopped Smart Card
Stopped System Restore Service
Stopped Uninterruptible Power Supply
Stopped Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Stopped Volume Shadow Copy
Stopped Windows CardSpace
Stopped Windows Installer
Stopped Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache
Stopped Wired AutoConfig
Stopped WMI Performance Adapter
Device Tree
ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz
ACPI Power Button
ACPI Fixed Feature Button
PCI bus
Intel® 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to I/O Controller - 2570
Intel® 82801EB SMBus Controller - 24D3
Realtek AC'97 Audio
Intel® 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to AGP Controller - 2571
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS
Plug and Play Monitor
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
USB Root Hub
USB Human Interface Device
HID-compliant mouse
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
USB Root Hub
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
USB Root Hub
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
USB Root Hub
Intel® 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD
USB Root Hub
USB Printing Support
Canon iP4200
Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Intel® 82801EB LPC Interface Controller - 24D0
ISAPNP Read Data Port
Motherboard resources
Intel® 82802 Firmware Hub Device
Programmable interrupt controller
Direct memory access controller
System timer
System CMOS/real time clock
System speaker
Numeric data processor
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Communications Port (COM1)
Communications Port (COM2)
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Printer Port Logical Interface
Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24D1
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
Intel Pentium 4
Cores 1
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Prescott
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Family F
Extended Family F
Model 3
Extended Model 3
Stepping 4
Revision D0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Bus Speed 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 800.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3200 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
L1 trace cache 12 Kuops
L2 Unified Cache Size 1024 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 3200.4 MHz
Multiplier x 16.0
Bus Speed 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 800.0 MHz
Thread 1
Thread 2
Type DDR
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 3 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 8 clocks
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 30 %
Total Physical 1.99 GB
Available Physical 1.40 GB
Total Virtual 1.99 GB
Available Virtual 1.90 GB
Number Of SPD Modules 2
Slot #1
Type DDR
Size 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer Corsair
Max Bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
Part Number CMC2GX1M2A400C3
Frequency 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 8
Voltage 2.500 V
Frequency 166.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.5
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 7
Voltage 2.500 V
Frequency 133.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.0
RAS# To CAS# 2
RAS# Precharge 2
tRAS 6
Voltage 2.500 V
Slot #2
Type DDR
Size 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer Corsair
Max Bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
Part Number CMC2GX1M2A400C3
Frequency 200.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 3.0
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 8
Voltage 2.500 V
Frequency 166.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.5
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 7
Voltage 2.500 V
Frequency 133.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.0
RAS# To CAS# 2
RAS# Precharge 2
tRAS 6
Voltage 2.500 V
Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INC.
Model MS-6728
Version 2.00
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i865P/PE/G/i848P
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801EB (ICH5)
Southbridge Revision 02
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version V3.9
Date 09/16/2004
Name DELL S2009W on NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS
Current Resolution 1600x900 pixels
Work Resolution 1600x870 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1600
Monitor Height 900
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
GeForce 7800 GS
Device ID 10DE-00F5
Revision A3
Subvendor BFG Tech (19F1)
Technology 110 nm
Die Size 334 nm?
Transistors 302 M
Release Date Feb 2006
DirectX Support 9.0c
DirectX Shader Model 3.0
OpenGL Support 2.0
Bus Interface AGP
AGP Aperture 256 MB
AGP Rate 8x
Temperature 48 °C
GPU Clock 275 MHz
Memory Clock 1200 MHz
Driver nv4_disp.dll
Driver version
ForceWare version 195.62
BIOS Version
ROPs 8
Shaders Vertex 16/Pixel 16
Memory Type GDDR3
Memory 256 MB
Bus Width 256 Bit
Pixel Fillrate 2.2 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate 2.2 GTexels/s
Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Hard Drives
Manufacturer Western Digital
Form Factor GB/3.5-inch
Business Unit/Brand Desktop/WD Caviar®
RPM/Buffer Size or Attribute 7200 RPM with 16 MB cache
Interface/Connector SATA 3 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector/SATA 1.5 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (Mobile)
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
48-bit LBA Supported
Serial Number WD-WCAV26369153
Interface SATA
Capacity 313GB
Real size 320,072,933,376 bytes
01 Read Error Rate 200 (200 worst) Data 0000000000
03 Spin-Up Time 137 (134) Data 000000100C
04 Start/Stop Count 099 (099) Data 00000004AD
05 Reallocated Sectors Count 200 (200) Data 0000000000
07 Seek Error Rate 100 (253) Data 0000000000
09 Power-On Hours (POH) 091 (091) Data 0000001A6C
0A Spin Retry Count 100 (100) Data 0000000000
0B Recalibration Retries 100 (100) Data 0000000000
0C Device Power Cycle Count 099 (099) Data 00000004A5
C0 Power-off Retract Count 200 (200) Data 0000000061
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 200 (200) Data 00000004AD
C2 Temperature 102 (085) Data 0000000029
C4 Reallocation Event Count 200 (200) Data 0000000000
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 200 (200) Data 0000000000
C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 200 (200) Data 0000000000
C7 UltraDMA CRC Error Count 200 (200) Data 0000000000
C8 Write Error Rate / Multi-Zone Error Rate 200 (200) Data 0000000000
F0 Head Flying Hours 092 (092) Data 0000001967
F1 200 (200) Data 00399FC55F
F2 200 (200) Data 004295783E
Temperature 40 °C
Temperature Range ok (less than 50 °C)
Status Good
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0
Disk Letter C:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number D8EBA168
Size 180GB
Used Space 29.0GB (17%)
Free Space 151GB (83%)
Partition 1
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1
Disk Letter D:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 552E0540
Size 118GB
Used Space 77GB (66%)
Free Space 41GB (34%)
Optical Drives
Media Type CD-ROM
Availability Running/Full Power
Capabilities Random Access, Supports Removable Media
Config Manager Error Code Device is working properly
Config Manager User Config FALSE
Drive F:
DriveIntegrity TRUE
Media Loaded TRUE
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 1
SCSI Target Id 1
Size 6.95 GB
Status OK
Transfer Rate 5231 KB/S
Volume Name CODWAW
Volume Serial Number 65C8FF9E
Sound Card
Realtek AC'97 Audio
Playback Device
Realtek AC97 Audio
Recording Device
Realtek AC97 Audio
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Device Kind Keyboard
Device Name Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Location plugged into keyboard port
Date 7-1-2001
Version 5.1.2600.2180
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
HID-compliant mouse
Device Kind Mouse
Device Name HID-compliant mouse
Vendor Unknown
Location Location 0
Date 7-1-2001
Version 5.1.2600.0
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Canon iP4200
Device Kind Printer
Device Name Canon iP4200
Location USB Printing Support
Date 9-13-2006
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMLR78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMCB78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMDR78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMD578.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMUI78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMUR78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSR78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMIN78.INI
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMPI78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSM78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSS78.SMR
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSD78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSQ78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSH78.CHM
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMCP78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMUB78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMOP78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSB78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMMH78.CHM
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNB_2600.TBL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMP078.DAT
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMP178.DAT
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMP278.DAT
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMFU78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMLH78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMPV78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSE78.EXE
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\CNMLM78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRTPROCS\W32X86\CNMPD78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRTPROCS\W32X86\CNMPP78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMVS78.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMW378.DLL
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMLR780.411
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMUR780.411
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSR780.411
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMMH780.411
File C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\canonip42003457\CNMSH780.411
You are connected to the internet
Connected through Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
IP Address
Subnet mask
Gateway server
Preferred DNS server
DHCP Enabled
DHCP server
External IP Address
Adapter Type Ethernet
NetBIOS over TCP/IP Enabled via DHCP
NETBIOS Node Type Unknown node type
Link Speed 0 kbps
Computer Name
NetBIOS Name
DNS Name
Domain Name
Remote Desktop
State Active
WinInet Info
LAN Connection
Local system uses a local area network to connect to the Internet
Local system has RAS to connect to the Internet
Wi-Fi Info
Wi-Fi not enabled
WinHTTPSessionProxyType No proxy
Session Proxy
Session Proxy Bypass
Connect Retries 5
Connect Timeout 60000
HTTP Version HTTP 1.1
Max Connects Per 1.0 Servers INFINITE
Max Connects Per Servers INFINITE
Max HTTP automatic redirects 10
Max HTTP status continue 10
Send Timeout 30000
IEProxy Auto Detect No
IEProxy Auto Config
IEProxy Bypass
Default Proxy Config Access Type No proxy
Default Config Proxy
Default Config Proxy Bypass
Network Shares

I'm also going to attach a you tube link of a video from my BIOS of my current voltage. It looks to vary, but I'm not sure if its right or not. Please let me know what you think.

You Tube Link:

One last thing. On my last restart AFTER ALL THE FREEZES, my keyboard of 14 years stopped working, so I took a different keyboard from my other computer and so far, this computer, that was freezing is working for about an hour now.

So, what do you think?


Edited by AcuCrack, 26 September 2011 - 10:09 PM.

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#2 AcuCrack

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:50 PM

Just a quick update. Maybe my problem could help others.
After swapping out cpu and vid card computer still would freeze to the point were a hard power off was due.

So next was the psu, remember this is an older computer p4, 3.2, psu was antec 400w and when I disconnected all connectors I noticed that the 20+4 plug that goes to the motherboard had 3 pins that were BURNT!.

Swapped in a yet even older 300w psu and no more sudden freezes or shut downs.

Luckly for me My newer computer will be coming in a few days.

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