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I've been having similar problems for some time now (I've even created a thread about a problem I used to experience) but now things are just unbearable.

My system freezes randomly for 5-10 secs and then it returns back to 'normal'. It does not do it every time I use the PC, but when it does it freezes mostly during browsing-. The 'normal' stance it returns to is also not that 'normal' - my cursour stays the same after each freeze. What I mean is that, for example, if I was loading/selecting something, the cursour would not go back to the normal 'select' mode, but it would stay with the little hand for selecting or the circle for loading. Also, the cursor for text input becomes desaturated (this kind of makes me believe that it might be graphics-related problem).

Moreover, this has happened 3 times, sometimes as I turn off my pc before bed, the ssystem would not fully shut down. The monitor goes off but the PC stays on. It is freaking me out, wth is that? Not only that, during some of the freezes I get a weird beeping sound.

Give me ANY ideas. what the hell is going on?
    
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post #2 of 6

This is quite a stumper. Is anything overclocked?

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Might be a graphics problem? What are you browsing when it freezes?

Perhaps the beep is related to the freezing? For example, if you are typing, it freezes, then your computer registers a whole bunch of keys/mouse clicks/arrow movements upon exit of the freeze and you get that keyboard beep error for having pressed too many keys at ounce? (grasping at straws here).
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I'd have to agree that the whole situation is a stumper. The problems seem general and I've tried to find a particular solution to the problem but have not succeeded.

It usually starts freezing when I am simply surfing through any websites (it does not freeze in a specific moment when I am watching a video for example, it is random). Nothing is overclocked. In fact, I've checked if maybe the clock speed or voltage have somehow altered by themselves, but things look normal. I have also updated my drivers,except the graphics one because my problems actually began occuring when I installed the latest nvidia drivers two months ago (I remember reading in the nvidia forums posts by people with similar freezes after driver installment). I've checked for crash dumps but have found none.

The thing is, my PC does not always act like that. For example, I've had none problems today. I don't know, maybe after all I should simply go with a fresh win7 reinstall as the exact problem seems to be difficult to detect.
    
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I think that you may have to revert to an older NVIDIA driver, like the one that was released just before the latest 2 months ago. After all, the problems began when you installed that latest driver. So, I think that's the culprit. I'd rather be using an old driver and have a perfectly stable system than using the latest one with possibly slightly improved performance and irritating problems. I have strong doubts that formatting and starting over will fix it because the problems will likely come back when you install the latest NVIDIA driver again.

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post #6 of 6
A few months ago, had the same problem. Had to go into safe mode, rip out the graphics driver and reinstall a different one. Took me about 4 different versions but got one that stop doing it.

EDIT,

Version 331.65 is what I am using.
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