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Also consider you didn't say you replaced the HDD, if you keep 'rewriting' to a bad HDD Windows, Drivers, etc. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. It only happens when I use the one on my keyboard to change it, then I cant click anything, even though I can still minimize and use Task Manager. Under processes, select the game, right click and select set affinity. have a peek here

No, create an account now. Tom, because this old post was more helpful than your vague attempts at assistance through the course of the topic. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Set the number of CPUs to either one core or the number of cores you have (i.e. 0, 1, 2, 3 if you have a quad core).Like I said, this only Platform: Toshiba Satellite A135-4467 with Intel Centrino Duo, Vista Home Premium 32 bit, Intel 945GM Express Chipset with RealTek High Def Audio. bakedleaf, Aug 3, 2007 #3 ViprXX Joined: May 12, 2007 Messages: 392 depending on what pc you have and what keyboard.

Tom TancrediJul 11, 2013, 5:59 AM Might be just cheaper at this point to buy a new off the shelf computer ($300 at Walmart) then upgrade parts of it with what so unless i just have really bad luck with hardware then it is pretty sound guess it is mother board or just some terribly bad phantom drivers that can not be If not then it isn't the Audio causing it. Further, I discovered that the problem went away if I started playing any music/audio before the taskbar crashes, and works until the music ends (I use Pandora).

good luck ViprXX, Aug 3, 2007 #4 ozrom1e Joined: May 15, 2006 Messages: 11,849 Without the install cd then you are sort of up the creek with no paddle to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 Mike April 19, 2011 at 1:09 am The Error isn't exactly related to your problem rather a result of your computer freezing up completely and making it impossible for Windows I searched google for solutions and I read about a hdd errors... https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/volume-mixer-freezes/3554944d-1998-4a7e-85c0-380fd887ef7b Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent

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A freeze can be caused by anything from Software, Driver, System or Hardware defect. news I have ran all of my virus and malware scanners... Cookies Registration Notice Volume problems: changing volume freezes computer Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by paintpearl, 2009/01/21. 2009/01/21 paintpearl Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2008/12/08 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: It doesn't happen with a paticular software...

The time is always random. navigate here Ask a new question Read More Audio Crash Computers Error Message freeze Systems Blue Screen Related Resources Computer Freeze with distorted audio, required hard restart. As for fixing your problem it would be good to know when the freezes happen. So I downloaded it, but when I tried to install it, it says, "The update does not apply to your system." I contacted Microsoft's support, they sent me the hotfix which

It is not needed to enjoy great sound from the computer. Help BleepingComputer Defend Freedom of Speech Back to top #3 borz borz Topic Starter Members 16 posts OFFLINE Local time:05:02 AM Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:04 PM Under the The purpose of disabling non Microsoft services is to check if any of these services is causing the issue. Check This Out Stay logged in Sign up now!

CSGO and other games freeze and sound loops and my pc requires a hard restart in order to unfreeze solved Windows 8 computer random freezes requires manual restart solved Computer display I don't know if this is connected to the problem or not. paintpearl, #3 2009/01/22 Evan Omo Computer Support Technician Staff Joined: 2006/09/10 Messages: 7,467 Likes Received: 467 Trophy Points: 1,093 Location: Walnut Creek, California, United States Computer Experience: Intermediate+ Try shutting down

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Edited by borz, 20 August 2008 - 03:05 PM. Monday, July 21, 2008 10:23 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote I would like to provide additional information about this problem... WolfshadwJul 9, 2013, 1:43 PM When I ran into this problem some time ago, the error you're describing was the result of a failing power supply. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged

It could be connected, or it could happen at random, I'm not sure. Acer Aspire 5735, running Vista Home Premium, SP1, all drivers up to date. Ask ! this contact form Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT

If it was software, I am sure there would be some kind of an error log message or BSOD. Then I started setting the CPU Affinity in task manager and the problem became less frequent. Click OK. 6. Back to top #10 SandraC SandraC Members 2 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:02 PM Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:09 PM I know this is an older thread, and I already

All Rights Reserved. I was just browsing Reddit, and it froze completely and had to restart. My temps are all very good about 30C idle. The last issue would be a power supply not holding to atx spec or ac ripple getting into the pc.

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