Computer freezing and Unfreezing at random periods during the day.


Nov 28, 2012
HI, im kinda new to computer hardware, but a couple of days ago my computer started to randomly freeze while surfing the web or playing a game and it will then unfreeze itself a couple of minutes later. When its frozen there is a really annoying sound loop. Ive checked all the temps and they all seem fine, so i dont think thats a problem. Although, ive been reading other forums that have pointed the finger at my hard drive. If i had to replace my hard drive some info on that would also be greatly appreciated. :)

Time of this report: 3/11/2013, 21:57:13
Machine name: IMAGE17-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2669MB used, 5518MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0612&SUBSYS_057710DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 495 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (30Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SAMSUNG
Monitor Id: SAM03A7
Native Mode: 1360 x 768(p) (60.015Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.1106 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/26/2013 00:32:38, 18055184 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4552-11CF-3C77-7A251FC2C435}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0612
SubSys ID: 0x057710DE
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Driver Strong Name: oem15.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section011:\ven_10de&dev_0612
Rank Of Driver: 00E02001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C


Nov 28, 2012
I would have to say most likely hdd related or maybe even memory. does it do it under load? If it does that could mean psu as well. Also have you scanned your computer recently for fragmentation or viruses? so many things could cause this


Nov 24, 2013
There could also be conflicting programs causing this. You may want to go to the control panel and "programs" and look through it to see if there are any programs you don't recognize, then remove them and reboot. Also check temps all around, reseat RAM and the video card

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