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Strange XP freezing problem after idling system

By Mike431635
Apr 12, 2008
  1. I have an issue on my hands which is.. interested, to say the least. My self-built system has been stable and running almost constantly since last October/November. No issues whatsoever. Last Wednesday, before going to bed as usual, I started up BitTorrent so it could run my downloads during the night, turned off AVG Firewall and turned on Windows Firewall (since my BT client didn't like AVG at all). When I woke up in the morning, I moved my mouse to check the download, and the screen was frozen up, just the start menu bar was showing, then the mouse cursor froze up too and the computer made a beep. I restarted it, logged it in, left for school, and when I came back it did it again.

    I disabled all screensavers, hard-disk turn-off, monitor turn-off, etc. It should remain on constantly and never turn off a monitor, hard-disk, turn on a screensaver, or go into suspended mode. Left it sitting, and like 20 minutes later I came back it did its freezing thing again. I've tried doing a repair install of windows, the problem kept coming back. Then I backed up my important docs and music to another HDD, formatted my drive, and did a clean install. It ran great for a while, got all my drivers and programs back on the computer, and the next morning it was frozen up again.

    I've tried system restore, fixed the master boot record with the recovery console, fixed the boot sector, nothing fixes it. I can boot it into safe mode and it WONT do this freezing thing. But as soon as I'm in regular mode it does. I've got Norton on it now, so I know its not an AVG issue. Opened nTune and manually turned up the graphics card fan to 100%, ran CoreTemp to check CPU temps, and those are around 35-45 C depending on load.

    And the weirdest thing about it.. if I stay on the computer, it will stay alright for as long as I want it to. If I go away for 20 minutes or so and come back, it's frozen.

    Anyhow I found this userenv file in the /WINDOWS/Debug folder, I don't know what any of it means but I thought it might be helpful. If anyone can help me out, point me in the right direction, please do!! I am willing to try ANYTHING.

    userenv:
    USERENV(110.214) 03:32:07:765 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(110.214) 03:32:12:890 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(110.114) 03:32:14:703 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(294.298) 03:34:15:718 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(f8.200) 09:45:28:390 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(d0.728) 09:45:40:343 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(f8.66c) 09:45:40:343 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(d0.e4) 09:45:40:374 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(f8.66c) 09:45:40:374 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(d0.f4) 09:54:49:483 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(f8.168) 09:54:49:483 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(d0.e4) 09:56:50:702 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(f8.168) 09:56:50:702 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(280.2a0) 09:56:54:796 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(280.2a0) 09:56:54:796 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(280.2a0) 09:56:54:858 ProcessAutoexec: Cannot process autoexec.bat.
    USERENV(110.684) 09:57:08:858 CompileMof: Failed to get delete the rsop namespace. Error 0x80041002. Continuing..
    USERENV(1d8.1dc) 09:59:52:359 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 09:59:55:031 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 09:59:55:031 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 09:59:55:031 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 09:59:55:796 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 09:59:55:796 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 10:12:07:562 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 10:12:07:562 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 10:12:07:562 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 10:12:07:984 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.1f8) 10:12:07:984 GetUserGuid: Failed to get user guid with 1355.
    USERENV(1d8.4ec) 10:12:59:812 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(1d8.564) 10:13:02:296 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(1d8.5b4) 11:49:02:796 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(1d8.504) 12:04:00:171 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(1d8.1dc) 13:16:56:500 MyRegUnLoadKey: Failed to unmount hive 00000005
    USERENV(1d8.1dc) 13:16:56:500 DumpOpenRegistryHandle: 2 user registry Handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-1482476501-602162358-839522115-1003
    USERENV(1d8.1dc) 13:16:56:500 UnloadUserProfileP: Didn't unload user profile <err = 5>
    USERENV(1d8.1dc) 13:16:56:593 UnloadUserProfile: UnloadUserProfileP failed with 0
    USERENV(314.6d4) 13:16:58:703 GetUserNameAndDomain: MyGetUserNameEx failed for NT4 style name with 1115
    USERENV(29c.2a0) 13:17:37:265 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(29c.2a0) 13:17:37:281 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(29c.2a0) 13:17:37:281 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(29c.524) 13:17:40:312 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(29c.5e8) 13:17:42:000 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:20:29:984 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:20:29:984 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:20:29:984 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.4d0) 13:20:31:250 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.6bc) 13:20:31:843 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:22:19:531 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:22:19:531 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:22:19:531 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.4d8) 13:22:20:796 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.6d4) 13:22:21:390 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:30:38:046 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:30:38:046 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 13:30:38:046 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.5c0) 13:30:47:328 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.5fc) 13:30:47:328 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2d0.2d4) 13:54:50:140 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2d0.2d4) 13:54:50:140 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2d0.2d4) 13:54:50:140 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2d0.57c) 13:55:00:343 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2d0.624) 13:55:00:343 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 14:21:09:437 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 14:21:09:437 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 14:21:09:437 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.2c8) 14:21:09:437 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c4.570) 14:21:19:500 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c4.618) 14:21:19:500 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2cc.2d0) 14:25:43:328 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2cc.2d0) 14:25:43:328 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2cc.2d0) 14:25:43:328 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2cc.57c) 14:25:52:812 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2cc.634) 14:25:52:812 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
     
  2. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:31:58:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:31:58:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:31:58:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.57c) 14:32:07:531 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c8.6ac) 14:33:46:078 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:54:23:609 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:54:23:609 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.2cc) 14:54:23:609 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(2c8.570) 14:54:33:593 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(2c8.708) 14:54:48:015 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(dcc.ad4) 15:15:08:718 LoadUserProfile: Failed to enable the restore privilege. error = c0000022
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 15:49:37:718 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 15:49:37:718 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 15:49:37:718 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 15:49:37:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.6ec) 15:49:48:578 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3d8.7a8) 15:49:48:593 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 15:59:41:078 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 15:59:41:093 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 15:59:41:093 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 15:59:41:093 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.5b4) 15:59:54:156 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3dc.754) 15:59:54:156 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 17:51:56:750 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 17:51:56:765 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 17:51:56:765 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 17:51:56:765 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.6d4) 17:52:11:281 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.e8) 17:52:11:328 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.610) 19:23:11:406 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.61c) 19:42:11:421 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3d0.3d4) 20:34:53:468 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d0.3d4) 20:34:53:484 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d0.3d4) 20:34:53:484 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d0.3d4) 20:34:53:484 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d0.5a8) 20:35:02:375 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3d0.920) 20:36:14:468 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 21:09:19:828 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 21:09:19:843 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.3dc) 21:09:19:843 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3d8.5fc) 21:09:24:609 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:11:03:406 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:11:03:421 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:11:03:421 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.6e8) 21:11:14:484 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.1e0) 21:11:14:484 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:45:21:671 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:45:21:671 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:45:21:671 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 21:45:21:687 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.700) 21:45:32:359 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.e2c) 21:46:08:859 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.7a0) 23:18:32:531 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.e44) 23:27:08:953 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.7a0) 00:51:32:718 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.e44) 01:24:08:984 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.7a0) 02:39:32:765 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:31:30:359 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:31:30:359 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:31:30:359 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:31:30:359 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.6e8) 11:31:41:046 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.254) 11:31:41:062 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:48:46:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:48:46:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:48:46:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 11:48:46:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.6e8) 11:48:57:468 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.240) 11:48:57:468 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.9e0) 13:44:57:562 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.9e0) 15:15:57:687 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.9d4) 15:32:57:734 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
     
  3. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    USERENV(584.f64) 16:15:39:984 GetUserNameAndDomain: MyGetUserNameEx failed for NT4 style name with 1115
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 16:43:40:625 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 16:43:40:640 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 16:43:40:640 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.700) 16:43:51:703 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.250) 16:43:51:718 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(ec.f0) 16:47:19:265 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(ec.f0) 16:47:19:281 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(ec.f0) 16:47:19:281 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e8.ec) 23:14:01:171 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e8.ec) 23:14:01:187 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e8.ec) 23:14:01:187 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 23:15:41:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 23:15:41:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 23:15:41:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.6e4) 23:15:52:031 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.24c) 23:15:52:031 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.424) 00:56:52:093 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.4a8) 01:10:52:031 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.424) 02:42:52:187 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.4a8) 02:53:52:125 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 03:51:39:890 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 03:51:39:906 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 03:51:39:906 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.3ec) 03:51:39:906 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e8.6f8) 03:51:51:046 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(e4.e8) 12:13:09:296 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e4.e8) 12:13:09:312 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e4.e8) 12:13:09:312 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(e4.e8) 12:13:09:312 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(340.344) 12:17:41:828 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(340.344) 12:17:41:843 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(340.344) 12:17:41:859 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(340.5d8) 12:17:54:234 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(340.684) 12:17:54:234 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 12:34:20:687 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 12:34:20:687 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 12:34:20:687 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 12:34:20:687 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3fc) 13:01:22:171 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(410.4ac) 13:01:22:171 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(3e4.3fc) 13:02:45:593 LoadUserProfileI: LoadUserProfileP failed with 21
    USERENV(410.4a0) 13:02:45:593 LoadUserProfile: Calling LoadUserProfileI failed. err = 21
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:07:03:562 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:07:03:562 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:07:03:562 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:07:03:562 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.718) 13:08:38:812 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3dc.df4) 13:08:45:593 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:13:49:718 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:13:49:718 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:13:49:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.3e0) 13:13:49:734 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3dc.5e8) 13:14:02:625 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3dc.754) 13:14:02:625 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(574.700) 13:53:17:343 GetUserNameAndDomain: MyGetUserNameEx failed for NT4 style name with 1115
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 13:54:23:937 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 13:54:23:937 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 13:54:23:937 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.6e8) 13:54:34:625 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.758) 13:54:34:625 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 14:04:23:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 14:04:23:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 14:04:23:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 14:04:23:250 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.6d0) 14:04:33:718 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e0.73c) 14:04:33:718 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 14:16:52:859 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 14:16:52:859 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 14:16:52:859 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.6f0) 14:17:02:406 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.73c) 14:17:02:406 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.538) 16:02:02:484 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(57c.e10) 16:11:41:859 GetUserNameAndDomain: MyGetUserNameEx failed for NT4 style name with 1115
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 16:12:39:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 16:12:39:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.3e4) 16:12:39:234 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e0.6f0) 16:12:48:765 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e0.73c) 16:12:48:765 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 18:43:33:812 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 18:43:33:828 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 18:43:33:828 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.3e8) 18:43:33:828 CUserProfile::CleanupUserProfile: Ref Count is not 0
    USERENV(3e4.6d8) 18:43:43:390 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.
    USERENV(3e4.73c) 18:43:43:390 GetGPOInfo: Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state.


    Sorry it was kinda long, wanted to make sure to include it all
     
  4. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 931

    I believe that you have progressed to step 2 in the topic here appearing in 'guides & solved issues'.

    You have a clean load with up-to-date drivers. That does not completely rule out any recent driver updates or new software as a cause. Events viewer and the device manager should be reviewed for any useful information.

    I usually place RAM and PSU high on my suspect list.
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    You're going to see this in the Event Log:

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1517
    Date: 4/11/2008
    Time: 8:42:36 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: xxxx
    Description:
    Windows saved user LAPTOP2\Bobbye registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

    This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

    This is a lot of useless words in a Warning that happen every time the system is put into Standby without logging off first!

    I have numerous events like this! It is not a cause of a problem. Bit Torrent is!
    "I started up BitTorrent so it could run my downloads during the night, turned off AVG Firewall and turned on Windows Firewall (since my BT client didn't like AVG at all). "

    You disabled your security and gave over the system to a night of file sharing, that kept starting up and going into Standby! I strongly advise you to discontinue this type of activity.

    As for the Userenv Warnings, when you stop giving control of your system to file sharing, these warnings will lessen.
     
  6. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I'm still battling this problem. I ran memtest86 on the RAM first thing, and it came up completely clean, but after the problem persisted and I tried everything else, I re-ran memtest86 on 1 stick at a time, and both DIMMs failed miserably. I'm not sure what caused them to fail, since it was Corsair XMS2 and is supposedly very good memory. I replaced them with 2GB of Corsair Valueselect PC2-5300, and everything worked fine.

    After 2-3 days of letting it sit idle and having no problems at all (clean install of Windows, all the latest drivers, all my programs installed, etc), the computer has started freezing again.. this time I have more info on it. It's a very odd problem, but maybe it will give you guys more insight into this. If I run Prime95 stress test, which fully loads the CPU, I can let the system idle for AS LONG as I want to.. and it doesn't freeze. I can let Prime95 run for 10 hours, come back, turn it off, and keep doing whatever without any issues. When fully loaded, CPU temps never exceed 42 degrees C, and motherboard temps hover right around the same (according to ASUS PC Probe). Here are my normal operating temps and voltages:

    Vcore: 1.38V
    +3.3V: 3.25V
    +5.0V: 4.86V
    +12.0V: 12.22V
    CPU: 30 degrees C
    Motherboard: 38 degrees C (odd that its so high)
    CPU fan: 2934rpm
    Chassis 120mm intake/exhaust fans: 1600rpm

    I also found out that if I keep the cover on the side of my computer, the cooling must be horrendous because my CPU idles at 38 degrees C and the Mobo temp is at 48-50 degrees C!!

    Here's something else that's weird.. I can play WoW without a problem at all, all the graphics turned all the way up, and nail a constant 75.0fps, so I know I don't have a graphics card problem. According to GPU-Z my graphics card idles at 38 degrees C (100% fan speed via RivaTuner), and under heavy load it hits 50 degrees C. If I open up Call of Duty 4, sometimes the machine will lock up when I'm searching for servers. Often its fine and I can play with no problems. But if I open up Steam to play Counterstrike:Source, I can get the program to load up but as soon as I try to launch CS:S or join a server from the "Servers" tab, the system locks up and I have to do a hard reset.

    As for the event viewer, I have these messages that I'm concerned about. They happen when I try to play CS:S as mentioned above, and I see them after I reset the PC:

    DCOM got error "The service database is locked. " attempting to start the service winmgmt with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {8BC3F05E-D86B-11D0-A075-00C04FB68820}

    DCOM got error "The service database is locked. " attempting to start the service netman with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {BA126AE5-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}

    I also have a warning, which I don't understand at all. I noticed this after I deleted a couple printers from the system, but I'm not sure if it is related to that or not:

    A provider, OffProv11, has been registered in the WMI namespace, Root\MSAPPS11, to use the LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly impersonate user requests.

    Minidumps are on, and the system is set to show blue screens, but I have yet to get one since I changed my memory and formatted/reinstalled XP. All the latest Windows Updates are installed, I'm running the newest version of the nvidia software (Forceware 169.21), I'm running the latest chipset drivers and the BIOS is the latest revision. If I try to do a system restore to a time where I know the system was working and not freezing, it reboots and says it failed because "There have been no changes made to your system" since the checkpoint I'm trying to restore to.

    And to top it all off, here are my system specs:
    CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6420, 2.13GHz (no overclock)
    Motherboard: ASUS P5N-E SLI (nForce 650i chipset)
    Ram Speed, size and #sticks: Corsair DDR2 667MHz, 2x 1GB DIMMs
    GPU: nVidia 8800GTS 320mb
    PSU (do not leave this out): Antec Smartpower 500W; 36A between 2 +12V rails
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2 (fully updated)
     
  7. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And Bobbye, I was pretty sure that was the problem too.. but I haven't even so much as typed the word "Bittorrent" into my browser since I got it stable again, and I'm still having the same issues. And when I did run it all night, I would just switch from the firewall I was using to the Windows firewall, simply because there was a known conflict between AVG and BT that kept BT from running at normal speeds. Nothing to risky there imo..
     
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Sometimes lessons learned the hard way are the best! This doesn't mean that BitTorrent wasn't part of the problem,.

    Both the DCOM and OffProv11 Events are Warnings, not Errors. It's my experience that IF a Warning doesn't resolve, it will be followed by an Error.

    Mike, have you run your system through the malware cleaning since these problems began? You mention switching between some firewall and the Windows Firewall, then you refer to AVG, which is either the antivirus, anti-spyware or AVG security which includes it all.

    Clarify please, the AVG issue and what you status is for doing security scans.

    Volts, amps degrees and the like are not an area I am experienced in. But if there are Errors in the Event Viewer, you can copy them for me.
     
  9. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The two DCOM ones above were errors in the event viewer (under the "System" category), the other was just a warning. I'm not sure what any of them mean, and clicking the link wasn't particularly helpful. So I'm stumped on those, although they both happen when I try to start CS:S, so I'm sure they are related somehow.

    I apologize for the ambiguity. I was running the whole AVG suite, including virus scan and firewall. BT had issues with AVG's firewall, and there is no workaround available for it, so I would always just turn on Windows Firewall and turn off AVG Firewall but leave the rest of the suite running. Since I did a format of the hard disk and clean install of Windows, I've been running Norton Internet Security 2008. I also have the latest, updated versions of Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Hijackthis. I've run HJT but wasn't sure about a lot of the info in it so I didn't touch it. All my other scans have come up clean. The one thing they do find is that I don't have automatic updates enabled, and I never "fix" that since I prefer to handle what goes onto my computer manually.

    If there is any other source I can pull info from for you, I'll be more than happy to do it, or run any recommended scan or logging tool. I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this. I mean, I DID find a temporary fix for the freezing when idle.. just run Prime95. However, I don't think it's a good idea to be running my CPU at 100% capacity for 10+ hours a day. More wear than is necessary.

    I've hypothesized that there may be a problem with the CPU itself.. I'm no expert on processor architecture, but perhaps there is some circuit that is used, or bypassed, when the system goes idle, and it's damaged or something. I'd like to hope thats not the case, but it would give me a reason to upgrade to a Q6600 quad-core. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.. I do think this is a software problem.
     
  10. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's my HJT log while I'm at it.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 6:33:03 PM, on 4/26/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
    C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.17\aaCenter.exe
    C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmail.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.5\coIEPlg.dll
    O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.5\CoIEPlg.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\osCheck.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RivaTunerStartupDaemon] "C:\Program Files\RivaTuner v2.08\RivaTuner.exe" /S
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/win...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1208320881781
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1208323092968
    O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LuComServer_3_4.EXE
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: nTune Service (nTuneService) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

    --
    End of file - 6027 bytes
     
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Let's start here:
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

    Related to viewpoint which is usually considered foistware, usually installed with AOL
    Mike, I would suggest you uninstall this program. (Viewpoint)

    For the DCOM Events:
    Error: "The service database is locked". This error can happen if an attempt is made to stop/start or otherwise perform some service-related tasks when a server has just started and the systems still performs some of the startup functions in the background thus keeping the services database locked. In this case just wait a couple of minutes for the system to finish its tasks. It could also be that a faulty service installation procedure "locked" the database and in this case a reboot may help. Source EventID.net

    If this problem continues, see:
    How to disable DCOM support in Windows:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;825750
     
     
  12. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, I went into add/remove programs, uninstalled Viewpoint, then scanned with HJT to confirm it was gone and it is. I then disabled DCOM using the registry method.

    Last night, I decided to go over all my settings again, at the direction of someone on a different forum. All that I had enabled was "Turn off monitor: 20 minutes" so I turned that off, double checked and made sure hibernation/suspend are off, disabled screen savers, went into the device manager and turned off all the "allow windows to turn off this device to save power" check boxes in the device properties boxes. This included the network adapter and USB hubs.

    Then I went into the BIOS, and examined all the settings. I set the memory manually to 5-5-5-12, 2T (recommended timings at the FSB I'm running), and set the following:

    Execute Disable Bit: OFF
    Virtualization Technology: ON
    SLI Broadcast Aperture: Auto (recommended)
    LDT Frequency: 5x (default)-- made for AMD boards but somehow it's on this Intel board.. they recommend to just leave it at default
    ACPI Suspend Type: S1 (changed from S1&S3.. you can choose S1, S3, or both, no OFF)
    HPET Support: OFF (only used in Vista, which I don't run)
    Enhanced C1E: OFF
    Speedstep Technology: OFF

    So I think I caught all the power saving settings and switched them off.

    I logged the system back in, played around for a bit, and left it sitting for the night. When I woke up this morning, it was frozen again :(

    I've done some research and found that the Northbridge is not adequately cooled on this board, and the Southbridge is not cooled at all, not even a heatsink. So I'm going to change coolers on the NB and put a small HS on the SB, but from what I'm told these components should not show any adverse effects until high up into the 60 C range.

    I've been thinking about things I could have changed to make this happen. I did install updates, as I do Windows Updates manually on at least a weekly basis. I've looked and can't find a list of updates by release date, but if a Windows update caused this, it must have been released on or around 4/9 of this year.. and I'd suspect a lot more people would be experiencing this.

    We'll see if my problems stop after uninstalling Viewpoint and disabling DCOM.
     
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Mike, if you go to the Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> check 'show updates'>> you should see the listing from oldest to newest by date.
     
  14. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I tried that. Unfortunately since I had to reinstall, all the updates were done on the same date and are in alphabetical order :(
     
  15. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Mike, come to think of that, I think you mentioned this before. sorry. Mind is too cluttered!

    See how you run without Viewpoint and DCOM.
     
  16. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    You say that you run AVG, yet,

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.5\CoIEPlg.dll
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LuComServer_3_4.EXE
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

    Lots and lots of Norton.
     
  17. Mike431635

    Mike431635 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I DID run AVG, before I completely wiped my hard drive in frustration, reinstalled XP, and started using Norton.

    Right now I'm looking at Plan Z, since I've exhausted just about everything else out there.. Plan Z being, rip all this **** out of my tower, take it out back and use it all for target practice with a .44 magnum, and rebuild using completely different parts.

    <- bashing head into desk.
     
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