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My desktop randomly freezes and will not respond to keyboard or mouse inputs, unless started in Safe Mode. No blue screen or error code is generated when this happens. Originally this occasionally happened shortly after resuming from standby. However, it has progressed to happen randomly anytime the computer is turned on, including sometimes during startup. If task manager is open, no unusual CPU usage shows up. No program needs to be running for this problem to occur. Other than this problem, everything on the computer works normally, and I can sometimes use the computer for hours with no problems. Can someone please help me identify what is causing this problem? I can't tell if it is a virus problem or if hardware is failing. Any help I can get to identify the source would be greatly appreciated!

My computer is a Dell Dimension 2350 with a 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 1 Gb RAM, running Windows XP Home SP3 with the latest updates. Antivirus software is Avira Free Antivirus, which has been temporarily removed for troubleshooting.

I have run numerous software checks, but have been unable to pinpoint a cause for this problem. The list I've tried is below:
Avira Full Scan: no problems found
DISK CHECK: no problems found (Several months ago, I did get a message during startup that the system had recovered from a serious error and had attempted to fix itself. But no unusual results were noticed at the time.)
System Restore to earlier date: no change
System Hibernate instead of Standby: no change
Disk Defragment: no change
Kaspersky Online Scan: nothing unusual found
Spybot Search & Destroy: no problems found other than a few cookies
Spyware Blaster: no problems found
CTRL SCROLL SCROLL: does not work when system is frozen
System Shut-down instead of Standby: no change
Dell Support Center PC Checkup (PC Doctor suite): no problems found with RAM check, CPU check, or drive checks
Reinstall of scanner driver: no change
Reinstall of Avira: no change
Uninstall of Avira: no change
Disconnect of all hardware except mouse & keyboard: no change
Mouse swap out: no change
Removed SopCast and Stream Torrent: no change

I was unable to save the results for a full GMER scan. The 1st time I ran it, 3 items showed up (some temp file said mbr.sys was not found; plus the two listed below), but a BSOD prevented a file save. The 2nd time, the scan completed with only 2 items (Device ACPI.sys ACPI Driver for NT/Microsoft; Disk \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 PE file @ sector 117226305). As I moved the cursor toward the save button, the computer froze--again preventing a save. The 3rd time, I also got a BSOD. The 4th time, I ran just the "Sections" scan. Everything came back ok with a blank log. So I finally just saved the log from the scan that starts automatically when GMER starts. That is the log attached to the post. Let me know if I should try rerunning in Safe mode.

The DDS file is shown below:
DDS (Ver_2012-10-14.05) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matt at 20:14:16 on 2012-10-15
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.636 [GMT -4:00]
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Visioneer OneTouch\OneTouchMon.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT MONEY\SYSTEM\REMINDER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Marysville&state=OH&site=ILN&textField1=40.2377&textField2=-83.3747&mp=1
uProxyOverride = 64.136.29.30;64.136.21.30;64.136.29.34;searchap.untd.com;127.0.0.1;localhost;*microsoft.com;*windowsupdate.com;*wustat.windows.com;*.pogo.com;*.worldwinner.com;*test-speed.com;liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com;*symantec.com;*.nai.com;*.networkassociates.com;<local>
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} -
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: ZeroBar: {F5735C15-1FB2-41FE-BA12-242757E69DDE} - c:\program files\netzero\Toolbar.dll
TB: ZeroBar: {F0F8ECBE-D460-4B34-B007-56A92E8F84A7} - c:\program files\netzero\Toolbar.dll
uRun: [Reminder] c:\program files\microsoft money\system\REMINDER.EXE
uRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [H/PC Connection Agent] "c:\program files\microsoft activesync\Wcescomm.exe"
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\matt\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [BMUpdate] c:\windows\system32\BMUpdate.exe
uRunOnce: [Shockwave Updater] c:\windows\system32\adobe\shockw~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)" -"http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/"
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [AdaptecDirectCD] c:\program files\roxio\easy cd creator 5\directcd\DirectCD.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
mRun: [83869539] c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\83869539\83869539.exe
mRun: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
mRun: [OneTouch Monitor] c:\program files\visioneer onetouch\OneTouchMon.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:227
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveAutoRun = dword:67108863
mPolicies-Windows\System: Allow-LogonScript-NetbiosDisabled = dword:1
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\program files\microsoft activesync\INetRepl.dll
IE: {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\program files\microsoft activesync\INetRepl.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
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INFO: HKCU has more than 50 listed domains.
If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
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DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\windows\java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} - hxxp://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
DPF: {106E49CF-797A-11D2-81A2-00E02C015623} - hxxp://www.alternatiff.com/install/00/alttiff.cab
DPF: {1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814} - hxxp://www.in.honda.com/Rraaapps/RRAAsec/Codebase/RRAAINAX/RYXAINAX_LandscapePrintingActiveX.cab
DPF: {238F6F83-B8B4-11CF-8771-00A024541EE3} - hxxp://a516.g.akamai.net/f/516/25175/7d/runaware.download.akamai.com/25175/citrix/wficat-no-eula.cab
DPF: {297DE2B6-509A-4B36-93C5-A65276606900} - hxxp://www.in.honda.com/rraaapps/rraasec/codebase/RRAAINAX/RraainAX.CAB
DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} - hxxp://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/vc/bin/AvSniff.cab
DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} - hxxp://www.yorkphoto.com/YorkActivia.cab
DPF: {495DEA80-49C2-4891-94CD-C2016615D16F} - hxxp://www.catalogds.com/dtd/version63/pvcadview.cab
DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader.cab
DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} - hxxp://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {A71D2A68-DE51-11D3-BD8E-0060979301C2} - hxxp://www.emerson-ept.com/EPTRoot/eptedge/EPTEDGEInput.CAB
DPF: {A7EA8AD2-287F-11D3-B120-006008C39542} - hxxp://offers.e-centives.com/cif/download/bin/actxcab.cab
DPF: {C1F8FC10-E5DB-4112-9DBF-6C3FF728D4E3} - hxxp://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/DellSystemLite.CAB
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CF25C291-E91C-11D3-873F-0000B4A2973D} - hxxp://www.buzme.com/ActiveX/NPBMCtrl.cab
DPF: {CF84DAC5-A4F5-419E-A0BA-C01FFD71112F} - hxxp://content.systemrequirementslab.com.s3.amazonaws.com/global/bin/srldetect_intel_4.4.16.0.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {D821DC4A-0814-435E-9820-661C543A4679} - hxxp://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/crlupdate/en/crlocx.ocx
TCP: NameServer = 192.168.2.1
TCP: Interfaces\{B2D6E38C-47AE-4895-9E0C-21BD233D9D1C} : DHCPNameServer = 192.168.2.1
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SecurityProviders: SecurityProviders = msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll, digiwet.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli wscp35.dll
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================= FIREFOX ===================
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FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\matt\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\q43nax4e.default\
FF - component: c:\program files\mcafee\siteadvisor\components\McFFPlg.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPcol400.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npCouponPrinter.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npMozCouponPrinter.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPTURNMED.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\real\realone player\netscape6\nppl3260.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\real\realone player\netscape6\nprjplug.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\real\realone player\netscape6\nprpjplug.dll
FF - Ext: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
FF - Ext: XULRunner: {B9C7EB7F-EA1D-406D-8DED-20B61380CE7A} - c:\documents and settings\matt\local settings\application data\{B9C7EB7F-EA1D-406D-8DED-20B61380CE7A}
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - %profile%\extensions\{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
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============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
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R1 crlscsi;crlscsi;c:\windows\system32\drivers\crlscsi.sys [2003-2-4 6144]
R2 Av260cn;Av260cn;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Av260cn.sys [2004-1-26 84192]
R2 Av260cnb;Av260cnb;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Av260cnb.sys [2004-1-26 83904]
R2 Av260cnd;Av260cnd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Av260cnd.sys [2004-1-26 84000]
R2 SoundDrv_kmd;SoundDrv_kmd;c:\progra~1\dasyla~1\SoundDrv.kmd [2007-1-9 7168]
R3 mbr;mbr;\??\c:\docume~1\matt\locals~1\temp\mbr.sys --> c:\docume~1\matt\locals~1\temp\mbr.sys [?]
S1 ethcvxen;ethcvxen;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ethcvxen.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ethcvxen.sys [?]
S3 AdobeActiveFileMonitor9.0;Adobe Active File Monitor V9;c:\program files\adobe\elements 9 organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe [2010-9-6 169408]
S3 AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc;Adobe Flash Player Update Service;c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-4-9 253600]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108;Google Desktop Manager 5.9.1005.12335;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2011-1-22 30192]
S3 motccgp;Motorola USB Composite Device Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\motccgp.sys [2007-12-1 17920]
S3 motccgpfl;MotCcgpFlService;c:\windows\system32\drivers\motccgpfl.sys [2007-12-1 7680]
S3 motport;Motorola USB Diagnostic Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\motport.sys [2007-12-1 22528]
S3 SaiH0461;SaiH0461;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SaiH0461.sys [2010-6-19 182528]
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=============== Created Last 30 ================
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2012-10-09 01:49:15 176128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\BMUpdate.exe
2012-10-09 01:49:00 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Visioneer OneTouch
2012-10-09 01:39:01 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\VizLog
2012-10-04 00:39:26 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\NirSoft
2012-10-03 11:09:04 21504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\hidserv.dll
2012-10-03 11:09:04 21504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\hidserv.dll
2012-10-03 11:08:47 32128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbccgp.sys
2012-10-03 11:08:47 32128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\usbccgp.sys
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin7.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin6.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin5.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin4.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin3.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin2.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:25 126976 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:14 821736 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\npDeployJava1.dll
2012-10-02 00:20:04 93672 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\WindowsAccessBridge.dll
2012-10-01 23:26:58 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository\FS
2012-10-01 23:26:58 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2012-10-02 00:18:56 143872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\javacpl.cpl
2012-10-02 00:18:55 746984 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deployJava1.dll
2012-08-27 19:12:39 832512 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2012-08-27 19:12:36 1830912 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2012-08-27 19:12:35 78336 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2012-08-27 19:12:34 17408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\corpol.dll
2012-08-24 13:53:22 177664 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wintrust.dll
2012-08-23 17:54:03 230840 ----a-r- c:\windows\system32\cpnprt2.cid
2012-08-21 13:29:19 2192896 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-08-21 12:58:06 2069632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
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============= FINISH: 20:14:33.07 ===============
 

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