Comp is freezing at random

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gomu

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My comp is freezing up when i do just about anything, also i received this fatal exception error: An exception 0E has occurred at 0028:c001599b in VxD ---. This was called from 0028:C0009EC8 in VxD---. Whats this about and how do i correct this problem?
 
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Hi,

:)

Could you please tell us what programs you have running in the background. Also, when did these problems start to occur? Have you loaded any new applications or setup any new devices on the system recently? Please post back with a bit more info regarding your system.

Thanks
 
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There are a lot of things that can cause freezing, from incompatible or damaged video drivers, to program conflicts or overheating.

What antivirus program are you running? McAfee has been known to be an issue for some. If you are not running one, you need to do a scan to eliminate possible infections.

Spyware that gets installed with many programs is another common source. You can run Ad-Aware to detect and remove them. Read the "getting started" and FAQ pages before running it and know how to restore from the backup it creates if that should be necessary.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Reducing video driver hardware acceleration helps many with freezing problems. To do this, right click on My Computer and select Properties>Performance>Graphics.

Try sliding the acceleration position at least one notch to the left.

[I'd like to know what you have running in the background too. Do a ctrl-alt-del and list for us everything there except Explorer, systray and rnaapp (if present)]
 
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