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Solved: pc freezes and then beeps & unfreezes at the same time

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  1. TGM00

    TGM00 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    i use my PC every day and it has been rock stable for years.
    however lately i have an issue while browsing:
    the computer freezes randomly when i'm online. It freezes completely -even the mouse- for a few seconds.
    Then it beeps once from the speakers and unfreeze at the same time.
    No BSOD or anything else.

    Seems like a hardware problem, but i am not sure.
    It should beep from the desktop inside if it was the RAM.
    Also, i tried a lot of stress-tests to ensure 24/7 stability
    It passed memtest for >12hrs, HD tune, IBT, and even prime95 for 24hrs, to fail when i opened 5-6 chrome tabs!

    I found the same question from the member "chris6273" who also happens to have alomost the same system with me.
    But the thread was closed and i coulden't find a satisfying answer.
    please help

    MY SYSTEM:

    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @2.83Ghz
    Motherboard: ASUS P5Q-D Turbo
    RAM: DDR2 Kingston hyper-x T1 PC8500 @1066Mhz 8GB
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285

    thank you for any answers or ideas :)
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum
    Please:
    provide the brand, model & model # of your computer if available
    run this forum's sys info utility; paste the results in a reply at this thread
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

    check the event viewer for items [ events ] at the time of the GC issue
    copy the detaisl & post in a reply
    http://www.7tutorials.com/basics-about-working-event-viewer-windows

    boot to safe mode w/ networking.
    test GC
    boot to normal mode

    uninstall GC, & for test purposes, use IE9.
    Does the problem happen

    RF123
     
  3. TGM00

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    there is no brand/model of my computer since i build it myself

    here is the sys info as requested:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8191 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 69014 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5QD TURBO
    Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled



    I am using Internet Explorer for 2 days now with no issues and i'm reinstalling Chrome just in case.
    I found a lot of "WMI EventID -10" errors at the Event Viewer.
    I dont know what it means and if it's relevant.
    As soon as i have another random freezing issue, i'll check the Events again.

    If the issues don't stop i'll try some Registry Repair program or even format.
    I just don't want it to be a hardware problem. :(
     
  4. captainron276

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  5. Mark1956

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    I would back up what Captainron has said about registry cleaners, do not use them as all they will do is remove orphan entries and possibly some registry keys that your system needs. You can have thousands of orphan keys in the registry and it will make no noticeable difference if you remove them. It certainly won't fix the freezing issue with Google Chrome.

    As IE has been working without freezing then the problem is specific to Google and quite likely due to an infection. Re-installing GC is not always a guarantee the problem will be cleared unless you clean out the sync data from your account, when you reinstall the data is put back into GC and if there was a bad process before it may be added back to the browser.

    Please follow this to be sure you complete the re-install without a risk of re-infection.


    Follow the instructions in these links. I would recommend printing out all the instructions or have them displayed on another adjacent computer to make sure you do not miss anything.

    Follow instructions here: How to delete Google Chrome sync data

    Then uninstall Chrome in the normal way from Control Panel > Programs and Features, click on Chrome and then click on Uninstall, select everything for removal when asked.

    Then go here and follow ALL the instructions. Manual removal of Google Chrome

    When done use IE to Download Temporary file cleaner and save it to the desktop.
    Double click on the icon to run it (it appears as a dark grey dustbin). For Windows 7 and Vista right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
    When the window opens click on Start. It will close all running programs and clear the desktop icons.
    When complete you may be asked to reboot, if so accept the request and your PC will reboot automatically.

    If there is no request to reboot please reboot anyway and run the scan again.

    When done reboot the system and then reinstall Google Chrome from Here
    ========================================================================

    I would then suggest you run this tool which will clean up any bad Add-ons or Toolbars from the system.

    Click on this link to download : ADWCleaner and save it to your desktop.

    NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.

    Close your browser and click on this icon on your desktop: [​IMG]

    You will then see the screen below, click on the Delete button (as indicated), accept any prompts that appear and allow it to reboot the PC. When the PC has rebooted you will be presented with the report, copy & paste it into your next post.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. rainforest123

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    I suggested the uninstall of GC as a troubleshooting step; not to remove any malware. I leave that issue to someone with this forum's recognition for knowledge in the malware removal area.

    I hope you don't mind if I follow along, Mark. :)

    RF123
     
  7. Mark1956

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    Please do :)
     
  8. rainforest123

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    Thank you!

    Is your avatar related to 14 Feb? It is cute.

    RF123
     
  9. Mark1956

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    It may look that way, but no.
     
  10. rainforest123

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    You mean it is NOT cute!????

    :D
     
  11. Mark1956

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    No, I meant not related to Feb 14th.
     
  12. rainforest123

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    I KNOW what you meant!!! Silly Mark. That's why I added the :D

    I apologize for distracting you from the tasks at hand. :eek:

    RF123
     
  13. Mark1956

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    :eek: I read that wrong, didn't I :D
     
  14. rainforest123

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    HEY! We are talking about V Day here!
    Let's not spoil the mood.

    Now where were we?
    Yes, I will have another glass of champage.

    OOO OOO
    Chocolates?
    You remembered my fondness for chocolates from Brussels.

    RF123
    Sorry, Mark, but I don't know about chocolatiers in Spain. Perhaps you can recommend one? A box would be nice.
    Ahem! :D
     
  15. TGM00

    TGM00 Thread Starter

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    i reinstalled Google Chrome again,
    but this time i cleaned all the sync data and the Temporary Folders using TFC, as Mark suggested.
    No problems so far, my browsing experience is so much better!

    many thanks for all your help guys :)
     
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