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Computer freezes randomly

By bielius
Apr 7, 2009
  1. Hello,

    my new second computer just freezes randomly.
    Everything that happens to it:
    When i press power button, if i press it for 1 sec, fans start to spin, but when i release button,they stop. i know that i need to keep the button more than 3 secs to start the system.
    EDIT:
    i just restarted my pc, with powering off and turning on, but it didn't powered. then i removed the power pin in motherboard and reseated it. then it worked. hope it helps.

    The computer freezes randomly.



    i had F-secure antivirus, but it was taking huge resurses, so i downloaded Avira and Zonealarm.

    if you need more information, just tell me.

    Computer specs:
    Windows XP professional SP2(tryied SP3-freezes when installing)
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
    MSI MS-StarForce GeForce 6600 (NVIDIA GeForce 6600) PCI-E 256MB
    MSI G31M3-F motherboard
    PSU Enermax EG651AX-VH
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Here's a quote from your last thread including your HijackThis log:
    Strangely a week later and you still have a weird HijackThis log, this time not complete.

    I would suggest that you follow this guide in full: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions and then create a New Thread in the Virus removal forum, if you still need your logs checked

    Or better yet, backup and re-install Windows. Some info on that here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123957.html
    Anyway, that will help you get SP3 installed ;)

    Good luck :grinthumb
     
  3. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 228   +14

    Strange, there's 2 different computers, the last one was from my first comp, this is from my second new one.
    i cant get sp3 because my pc freezes after a while when its installing.
    thank you.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 228   +14

    I reinstalled, but when windows was installing(the part where you need to enter your license key, configure your location, time etc.) it stuck'd. and i don't know what to do. then, i turned off my PC, and i tried powering it on, but it didn't. when i press it,(long or short, dosen't matter) fans start to spin,no HDD sounds, and after 4 secs fans stop spinning.P.S. the fans don't get all the power to spin at max speed, so i'm thinking about power suply problem.)
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  7. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 228   +14

    I've managed to install windows sp3, but there's another problem. i've found out that graphic's card fan didn't spin. i pushed it with a finger by accident and it started to spin :) now it works good.. but we will see. i will write if somethings comes out.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh you got it started again :)
    Thanks for the update
     
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