I have a really strange computer problem...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Changed, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Changed

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    My laptop has been running slowly lately, freezing randomly. Well I cleaned some stuff up, defrag, updated shit...

    So I go to listen to some music via WinAmp and the computer freezes, BUT the music keeps playing and I can move the mouse (can't click on anything), and the start menu button works, but I can't click anything on there either. :wtf:

    I tried using a different player (VLC) and it "froze" on that too.

    Anybody have any idea? :o
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Does it do it when the adaptor is plugged in as well as on battery power?

    How about the internal fan/fans. Are you able to open the laptop
    up to see if anything is clogged up with dust?
     
  3. Changed

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    I basically have it plugged into the wall 90%. I use my laptop in my dorm, and we don't have wireless :greddy:
     
  4. Changed

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    Ok, I just tried watching a video on YouTube and it froze. So basically any media that has sound locks up the screen (but not the mouses moving ability & start menu).

    It also seems to freeze any time I attempt to use the Function key + Volume Up or Down keys.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well that could be some sort of software malfunction, but I would still
    want to check out the dust situation inside that thing.
    All it takes is for a fan to be clogged up to make things too hot in there.

    You could check for errors, too. That might show you something.
    It's possible that when it freezes up on you that it will give you a warning as
    to what went wrong.


    Right click on my computer > left click on manage >

    on the left side, double click event viewer >

    Right click application > clear all events >

    Right click system > clear all events > close out computer management >

    Wait until the next time it freezes up on you go back into event viewer >

    Double click both application and system and look for yellows and reds.
     
  6. Changed

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    cool, will try this after class.
     
  7. Kieffer87

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    Sounds like it could possibly be something to do with your audio driver.
     
  8. Changed

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    there are a whole shitload of errors in the "System Tab"

    The Application Management service terminated with the following error:
    The specified module could not be found.

    and one case of:

    The device 'RAS Async Adapter' (SW\{eeab7790-c514-11d1-b42b-00805fc1270e}\asyncmac) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  9. Changed

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    could it be something with DirectX :dunno:
     
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    somebody solve my problem
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know, if it froze on vlc then it's probably not a codec but you could try klite codec pack, just to be sure.

    Do you have your windows cd? You could try a file repair.

    Start > run > sfc /scannow
    drop your windows cd in and let it run until it's done.
     
  12. Changed

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    gateway
     
  13. Changed

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    now I got the music to work, but using the laptops "Fuction" + "Volume Up and Down" buttons makes it freeze. I have to use the manual computer volume adjust.
     

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