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Reinstalled Windows Vista and now get random freezing

Q: Reinstalled Windows Vista and now get random freezing

Hi everyone,
I'm hoping for help with my laptop, which has started freezing at seemingly random intervals.
I recently did a clean install of Vista because although it was working, it was rather slow and Firefox kept stopping responding every couple of minutes whenever I was browsing the internet.I've previously done a clean install of Vista on the same machine without problem so felt confident to do it again.
My laptop originally shipped with Windows XP and I got sent a Vista Upgrade disk as I'd bought it within a few months of Vista being rolled out.
Anyway, a week or so ago, I did the clean install of Vista and downloaded/installed all the other programs I use.But since then, my laptop has started completely freezing - seemingly randomly. Sometimes it runs fine for hours on end before freezing, but other times it doesn't last as long. When it freezes up, everything stops. The hard drive light goes out, the mouse pointer won't move using either the track pad or the USB mouse, the CAPS lock button on the keyboard doesn't turn the CAPS Lock light on, the Avast icon in the system tray stops mid-animation and basically I can't do anything apart from switch the machine off completely by holding in the power button until it powers down.
I've tried using CCleaner to get rid of junk and clean the registry, I've run Malwarebytes (which found nothing), I've used Defraggler and got it down to 1% defragmented, I've checked the hard drive using chkdisk and  found instructions to use the System File Checker, which seemed to fix a bunch of things but then, after a while, the computer still froze up.
I downloaded HD Tune Pro and checked the hard drive but it reported that there were no damaged blocks.
I've now used CCleaner to stop some of the startup programs but that hasn't fixed anything either.
Can anyone help me fix this annoying problem? I'm not sure what to try next and am getting really frustrated with it.
 

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A: Reinstalled Windows Vista and now get random freezing

You said your laptop originally had XP installed on it?
 
How long have you had Windows Vista installed on it?

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Hi everyone,

I've just found this forum and registered in the hopes that you might be able to help me with my laptop, which has just started freezing at seemingly random intervals.

I decided to do a clean install of Vista because although it was working, it was rather slow and Firefox kept stopping responding every couple of minutes whenever I was browsing the internet.

I've previously done a clean install of Vista on the same machine without problem so felt confident to do it again.

My laptop originally shipped with Windows XP and I got sent a Vista Upgrade disk as I'd bought it within a few months of Vista being rolled out.

Anyway, back to a few days ago - I did the clean install of Vista and downloaded/installed all the other programs I use.

But since then, my laptop has started completely freezing - seemingly randomly. Sometimes it runs fine for hours on end before freezing, but other times it doesn't last as long. When it freezes up, everything stops. The hard drive light goes out, the mouse pointer won't move using either the track pad or the USB mouse, the CAPS lock button on the keyboard doesn't turn the CAPS Lock light on, the Avast icon in the system tray stops mid-animation and basically I can't do anything apart from switch the machine off completely by holding in the power button until it powers down.

I've tried using CCleaner to get rid of junk and clean the registry, I've run Malwarebytes (which found nothing), I've used Defraggler and got it down to ... Read more

A:Reinstalled Vista Business 32-Bit SP2, now experience random freezing

Freezing after a clean install, can very well mean a defective or worn hard drive

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I replaced my motherboard due to somewhere there was a defective or malfunction (You can review it here: [SOLVED] Integrated Video GPU stopped working).

Specs:
So the motherboard I currently have now is ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU: AMD Pheonom II X6 1045T
Mobo socket: AM3+ but the CPU is AM3
GPU: ASUS Radeon R7 260X
Two Harddrive: The One with the OS in it: 500 GB WD Blue WDBH2D5000ENC-NRSN (set on SATA1 this drive loads up first)
The one with the old OS (Windows 7 Pro and OpenSUSE, and documents and stuff on it) 1 TB WD1002FAEX
Current OS: Windows 7 Pro (Have not done Windows Update, due to that fact that I have to call MS to get a new product key for it.
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHZ CMZ8GX3MZA1600C9
PSU: 500W (Corsair CX500
CPU Fan: Coolmaster Vortex Plus
Chasis: Corsair Graphite Series 600T

After rebuilding up my computer. Installed only Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit, I installed Kaspersky Antivirus, the Drivers that came with mobo CD and drivers that came with the CD for my Graphics card and drivers for my wireless mouse. I downloaded Chrome and Dashlane and everything was fine until I logged on to Dashlane via Chrome, everything froze. So, I rebooted the OS logged back in. Everything was fine, until it frozed again. So I realized that my attempt to log onto my password manager - Dashlane, was freezing up my computer. So I rebooted again, I uninstalled Dashlane and it was doing good. Until I want to do another test, I downloaded Star Tre... Read more

A:Replaced my motherboard, reinstalled Windows 7 Pro SP1, freezing happens

If it were me, I'd start by NOT overclocking anything, if you have, and see how it runs. If the computer is simply locking up without any indication of what's causing it, I'd reinstall windows with only your 500GB drive plugged in. Load the necessary drivers to get online to run your windows updates. Before installing anything else, including your AV software, I'd try to run your windows updates. Of course without AV you'll want to make sure you're not browsing the web for anything other than updating. If you're still locking up, then you may need to check the drivers you've got installed. If you can boot to safe mode with networking, perhaps download the newest drivers for your hardware and see what happens.

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I purchased a A485 and worked well but quickly replaced Mech harddrive with SSD. Afterwards I noticed I loss the function of the backlit keyboard, as well as my mouse cursor kept freeze when using the Track point when I would use the middle button for scrolling. all drivers up-to-date and even tried reinstalling windows and drivers again...still have this issue the mouse freezing is the must fustrating since I primarily use the Trackpoint to control my mouse functions. I found that locking (windows + L) and login back in frees up the mouse again...but typically freezes shortly after pretty fustrating, especially when one of the main reasons I buy Lenovo is their trackpoint. I've seen people have similar issues but no resolutions in their threads.

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I recently built my first PC three days ago...
Specs:
i7 bloomfield 960 processor
4x4 vengeance ram
crosair hx850 PSU
evga x58 ftw3 mobo
hd 6870 radeon graphics xfx

When I first installed windows it started to work just fine but I soon noticed that it would randomly freeze every 15-30 minutes of use, but not on a particular program or anything. I assumed it was drivers so I installed the latest drivers for my GPU and MOBO and keyboard. It seemed fine again until it started crashing again. I ran a GPU burn test and a CPU burn test it passed both... (I tried runing memtest86+ but it froze at like 12%) Then I tried fixing the registry so I downloaded ccleaner and fixed the registry problems. Freezes continued. I finally decided to re install windows so I did and the problems still continued. I am at a loss of what to do and can't think of anything else.

any advice would be appreciated if not I will bring to a repair shop and have them sort it out.

A:Newly built computer random freezing and freezing on starting windows

Hello Skytri and welcome to Seven Forums. My usual disclaimer: I'm not at expert at anything.

I'm wondering if there isn't a RAM problem. Perhaps one of the sticks wasn't seated properly, etc. You could open Resource Monitor > Memory tab and make sure all RAM is being recognized. Make sure Installed = 16384MB and the Available + Cached + Hardware Reserved is the same amount. (You are using 16GB total, correct?)

Resource Monitor

If Memtest freezes you could try a quick check for a bad RAM module. Install one stick in Slot # 1 (or whichever slot the mobo manual says to use.) Run the computer to test for freezes. Test each of the remaining sticks one at a time. If all 4 sticks work you might want to go through these troubleshooting guides. They are time consuming but many people have been able to isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi all I apologize if I'm in the wrong forum I had a problem with vista so I
transferred all my programs, pics etc..to my remote hard drive (my book) after
reinstalling everything is working fine except a program called "Nero 9" when
I go to their site they don't seem to have any answers to this problem and
they don't have an email that I can relay my problem to..I have had other
products where this has happened to me and as long as I have my serial #
they usually send me a new program to download....can anyone help? thks

A:reinstalled windows vista

hi try here to download nero9 trial and insert your serial
http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads-nero9-trial.php

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My machine is running as per the description, on Vista Ultimate x64 SP1.

I used to have trouble with it freezing, and went back to XP. However, now I've waited for SP1, gone to install Vista again and I have exactly the same problem. Basically all of a sudden I see a program stop reacting... then about 5 seconds later I lose all responsiveness, sound stops, programs stop functioning, and I'm just left with the Vista equivalent of the hourglass. If I leave it, sooner or later the mouse stops moving as well, it's just completely dead.

Last time round I eliminated hardware heat issues by monitoring, and I left the task manager up as well, with CPU at idle and RAM at a reasonable level at the time of crashing - I can't see anything that could cause it. It's also completely unique to Vista, so it's kinda strange.

Any ideas?
 

A:Random freezing, only in Vista

I have seldom had Ocz ram work with any new motherboards....and going to the Gigabyte site, there is no Ocz ram listed as compatible with that motherboard. How did you choose it?
 

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Thats right. I finally managed to reinstall windows vista onto my laptop.

The original concern was that after an IE8 update my laptop could no longer access web pages and chat clients, despite being connected to the internet and being able to PING websites like Google and MSN with the Command Prompt. However, somewhere in the install, my wireless went missing. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it's just not there anymore.

I'm running a Toshbia Satellite A130/A135 series with Windows Vista Home Basic and on the very front of the laptop there's a little switch that enables and disables the wireless function. I've switched it on and off and I get nothing. No wireless signals detected. Then again, no wireless modem or router detected either. I'm not sure what's going on here, but the light is on, meaning the device should be able to track down our connection, but I'm getting nothing. HELP!?

A:Reinstalled Windows Vista, no wireless?

Hi have you checked in device manager for any error flags yellow ! or red Xs

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Hi, Im new here, as i only just got vista 64!

My vista keeps locking up after various amounts of time, no matter whether its just idling, or im making the computer work hard.

As ive read on other topics, I think its a driver issue, but I just dont know what to do. I will try another fresh vista install tomorrow and get the vista updates quickly to see whether that helps the situation. I have ensured it isnt overheating like it did initially when I bought the system, and it is now a safe and low temperature in a running state.

Also, it only detects 3.5Gb of the 4Gb of RAM I have in my system.

PC Spec:

Asus M2N32-SLI-Wireless Edition
AMD Athlon X2 6400+ 3.2Ghz, Black Edition
XFX GeForce 8800GT, 512MB RAM
4Gb Corsair (4x1Gb) XMS2-6400
600W Power Supply
Windows Vista Home Premium x64

Any help would be much appreciated!

**EDIT**
Ive re-installed, windows, and it froze after I installed the chipset driver. I contiuned, and found a sound driver wasnt digitally signed. However it still crashes. I have got the latest drivers for it. For it to crash, all i did was open recycle bin, from idle state. Its driving me maaaaaaaad! Could it be a memory problem?

A:Vista Random Freezing + Other Probs

Here are a couple of suggestions/ideas.

This procedure: vista x64 install with 4gb hotfix

This hotfix: Download details: Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB929777)

Plus, make sure you have the latest bios for your motherboard.

OH, and welcome to the forum!:>)

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Hey guys, I really need your help, I am at my wits end here trying to find out what is wrong with my computer! I just keep experiencing completely random freezes whilst I am in the middle of doing things. Let me try explain some things and what I have found out so far.

The whole computer just freezes and is completely unresponsive to anything. If i am playing music of a sound is playing then the sound freezes and plays the same milisecond of sound over and over. So it just makes this buzzing noise. Then after a few seconds the sound stops and the computer remains unresponsive. The only thing you can do is press the power button and manually restart. Sometimes I can go a few days with no freezes at all then other time i can go literally 30 seconds after logging on after having to restart from the last freeze and it will freeze again!

It is not faulty memory. I have run memtest on all my memory sticks and it found no errors. My computer specification is as follows:

AMD64 3.0GHz processor
6GB ram (no name brand of ram, cheap)
nVidia 9800GTX+ graphics card
Asus M3A-H HDMI motherboard
Vista x64
OCZ Stealth XStream 600W PSU

It is not an overheating problem. My ambient temperature for CPU (38C) and motherboard (50C) aren't that high really and my graphics card (65C) is not hot at all. This card will happily run at over 80C. So I dont think it is a overheating problem.

I thought it could be possible a powersupply problem but I doubt it. I have 600W powersupply. Here are my vol... Read more

A:Vista x64 Random Freezing (at wits end!)

Are all of the ram sticks the same? Model, everything?

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Just got a new laptop, and been having problems right from the start.
Here's a link that shows all specs:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...4-3976076.html

The very first time i turned on the laptop Windows wouldn't load and I'd be stuck at a black screen, I had to run system recovery, which seemed to work okay.

Since then the computer has been freezing seemingly at random, usually within 10 minutes of the laptop being turned on. The freezing is permanent and of course nothing can be done once it's froze. It can freeze at any time, even while the computer is booting up, or during shut down.

I've gone online to check possible solutions, I'm not amazing with computers but I know my way around. Error logs seem to show nothing of interest or anything from the time of the freezing. I've run programs like PCDecrapifier just in case, but no difference there. I ran the computer in Safe Mode and it still froze after a few minutes.

I've ran all Windows Updates and completely wiped all signs of Norton from my system, no difference.

I'm probably just gonna send the laptop back, but all HP customer services are closed today and on weekends, so thought I may as well give fixing the problem a shot since I have untill monday before I can even contact them.
 

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Hey guys, I really need your help, I am at my wits end here trying to find out what is wrong with my computer! I just keep experiencing completely random freezes whilst I am in the middle of doing things. Let me try explain some things and what I have found out so far.

The whole computer just freezes and is completely unresponsive to anything. If i am playing music of a sound is playing then the sound freezes and plays the same milisecond of sound over and over. So it just makes this buzzing noise. Then after a few seconds the sound stops and the computer remains unresponsive. The only thing you can do is press the power button and manually restart. Sometimes I can go a few days with no freezes at all then other time i can go literally 30 seconds after logging on after having to restart from the last freeze and it will freeze again!

It is not faulty memory. I have run memtest on all my memory sticks and it found no errors. My computer specification is as follows:

AMD64 3.0GHz processor
6GB ram (no name brand of ram, cheap)
nVidia 9800GTX+ graphics card
Asus M3A-H HDMI motherboard
Vista x64
OCZ Stealth XStream 600W PSU

It is not an overheating problem. My ambient temperature for CPU (38C) and motherboard (50C) aren't that high really and my graphics card (65C) is not hot at all. This card will happily run at over 80C. So I dont think it is a overheating problem.

I thought it could be possible a powersupply problem but I doubt it. I have 600W powersupply. He... Read more

A:Vista x64 Random Freezing (at wits end!)

Hi please do the steps listed here for performon http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

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Just got a new laptop, and been having problems right from the start.
Here's a link that shows all specs:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...4-3976076.html

The very first time i turned on the laptop Windows wouldn't load and I'd be stuck at a black screen, I had to run system recovery, which seemed to work okay.

Since then the computer has been freezing seemingly at random, usually within 10 minutes of the laptop being turned on. The freezing is permanent and of course nothing can be done once it's froze. It can freeze at any time, even while the computer is booting up, or during shut down.

I've gone online to check possible solutions, I'm not amazing with computers but I know my way around. Error logs seem to show nothing of interest or anything from the time of the freezing. I've run programs like PCDecrapifier just in case, but no difference there. I ran the computer in Safe Mode and it still froze after a few minutes.

I'm trying to run some Windows Updates on it now, but it currently won't keep going for long enough to get it done.

I'm probably just gonna send the laptop back, but all HP customer services are closed today and on weekends, so thought I may as well give fixing the problem a shot since I have untill monday before I can even contact them.

Windows updates had no effects so far, I'm stumped at the moment

I'm getting this error report at the times of freezing, don't know if it's of any significance:

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A:Random Freezing in Vista, New Laptop

Hi -

Happy 2010!

Nice system - seriously. I am a fan of Vista, but must ask - new laptop w/ Vista - why not Windows 7?

Pre-installed software from HP - the one in RED would be at the top of my list of suspects -

Code:

Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately)
Optional re-allocation of recovery partition
Recovery CD/DVD creation tool
Symantec? Norton Internet Security? 2009 (60 days live update)
Notebook Help & Support
HP MediaSmart Suite
Windows Media Player
Windows Photo Gallery
DVD Play
Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker
Cyberlink DVD Suite
Windows Media center
HP Total Care Advisor
HP Games Console with hours of free game play
Microsoft? Internet Explorer
Windows Mail
Adobe? Reader
Microsoft? Works and Microsoft? Office Home and Student 2007 60-Day Trial Version
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My HP dv7-1020 acted very similar to your HP laptop. I returned 3 of them and "settled" with the 4th. I have found that heat builds up quickly - especially in HP systems. Make sure laptop can breathe - don't set it on a bed or carpet. It must be elevated as intake vents are under the system. But the #1 major pain - NIS.

Before you send it back - rid the system of Norton Internet Security and see if there is any difference.

Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT); save to desktop. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the NRT icon and select Run as Administrator. When complete - re-bo... Read more

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I have an HP a320n with 2GB ram and a AMD athlon 4200 2.2 GHZ chip. The system for the first couple years has been great and quite fast. I did a full restore about 3 months ago and all was well. It has already gotten slow again and I thus reinstalled Vista with all service packs, along with Windows Live Essentials just as before.

The internet speed is fine but the computer is REALLY slow. I ran Spybot and nothing. No viruses either.....

What can be going on here. I dont see anything in the processes that looks suspicious. The Hard Drive does seem busy most of the time though but that is nothing new. Checked the Hard Drive and it passed tests I ran last night too.....

A:HP a320N Vista - reinstalled windows - SLOW!

If your PC is supposed to be idle (nothing actively doing something), and yet your HD is still sounding like it's churning away, than some background service or process is operating that's making it happen, or it may even be thrashing for some reason.

For diagnostic purposes, you can do one of three things. Don't do them all at once, since running multiple profiling apps will make the results almost indecipherable and is counterproductive.

Run Process Explorer

Simply an advanced version of Task Manager, go ahead and grab it here. Run it and observe anything in graphs or columns that seem odd (note also any activity in DPC and Interrupts). You may double-click the graphs on top-right to open up a window displaying more graphs and more performance details.

Run Process Monitor

Monitors all Windows file and registry activity. Grab here. Do not use it yet. Instead, wait till you feel that the PC is being sluggish. When it does, close any active programs. Then run PM. As soon as it starts it's going to start monitoring. Do not do any activity (open programs, etc.). Let it sit for 15-30 seconds, then click the magnifying glass to stop capturing. Save the file (make sure all events is selected, doesn't matter file type) and send it over this way. You may need to compress it first cuz it can get pretty beefy (if you want, you may shorten capturing time to 5-10 seconds).


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So my computer froze suddenly when I was playing a game, and upon reset, would freeze whenever I logged on. I am on safemode right now, and have been fiddeling with a bunch of things (turning off start up programs, changing settings etc.) and all that I have managed to do is make it not freeze immedietly when I log on, instead it just runs super slow and eventually freezes when ever I log on normally (not safe mode). I've done virus scans and nothing changed when I deleted some old viruses, and the computer is only three months old so I'm assuming it's not hardware.

This has happened once before, and to fix it I uninstalled Norton, but now I am not running any antivirus (I downloaded Avast to scan) and I can't find anything which would cause a conflict like Norton did. I also tried uninstalling some windows updates, but that didn't help at all. I'm running Vista business SP2, and before yesterday, the computer was running fast.

As far as I can tell, something is making my programs take up more cpu then normal, as any time I try to use them they spike, and then go down when I'm idle. System restore did nothing, and I don't want to try the factory reset feature.
 

A:Random CPU spikes/Freezing on desktop - Vista

Okay, I've turned off all non-windows process (and some windows processes) and the computer is running much faster. However, it still crashes whenever I try to do anything that doesn't use much cpu. For example, I can launch firefox, but if I try to navagate anywhere it crashes.
 

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Ok Guys I am having freezing issues below are my specs. It's happenning at random, this is a new system.
Vista Ultimate x64
8GB DDR3 1600MHZ O.C (XIGMATEK Ram cooler with built in fan)
Intel Q9550 Processor
Asus Rampage Extreme
Dual GeForce 9800 GTX+
1200W Semi Modular PSU
500GB SATA HD
2TB LAN
500GB eSata
Level1 N1 PCI
Blu Ray/HD DVD/DVD RW
CD/DVD RW
5.25" Fan Controller & Temp LCD Display
3.5" Card Reader
Termaltake Armor Super Tower
Quad 24" HD Widescreen Displays

Cooling
1 Front Intake 120x120 @ 3930 RPM
1 Side Intake 250x250 @ 2000 RPM
2 Rear Exhaust 90x90 @ 2850 RPM
Artic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler
Max Case Temp 35 Degrees
Max CPU Temp 33 degrees
Max RAM Temp 32 degrees
 

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My computer freezes up randomly. I never know when it is going to freeze. Usually everything freezes in an instant. Occasionally I can 'see it coming' because my cursor freezes for a second, then moves and then freezes again permanently.

I tried the rootrepeal but it would not load - it gave me an error message "FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)
Under details it showed:
FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)
DeviceIoControl Error = 0xie7 or maybe 1e7?
FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)

ANyway - any help would be WONDERFUL! I really appreciate it.
Here is my DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pyle at 19:03:37.57 on Thu 09/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16890 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.893.224 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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A:VISTA constantly freezing at random times. No idea!

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A:Solved: Inspiron 1420, reinstalled windows Vista, now no wireless

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I reinstalled it, and now I can't activate windows.

What can I do?
 

A:Activated windows and then vista went corrupt and couldn't boot. Now I reinstalled it

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For some reason, seems random, my computer got little X's in the corner of every app, and nothing will open properly. I can't open the store, or edge in desktop mode.
I have used the same install disc on another computer and it worked right. Unfortunately, after installing again and again on this PC, it doesn't work.

Any help or insights will be appreciated!

I've attached the event log.

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I'm wrestling with this issue for a week now, since I decide to format my hard drive and reinstall my Win 7 Ultimate X64.
I'm using my computer and out of nowhere it suddenly slows down drastically and finally freezes, nothing helps but hitting the reset button.
Interestingly it never happens during watching videos or playing video games, only when I browse or I try to return to Windows. I'm still looking for the pattern in the error.
I checked the event log, I saw a few error messages with the graphics drive, I have read that the latest version is unstable so I reverted to a previous version, which was said stable, but it didn't solve the issue. Nor did turning off hardware acceleration in Firefox (the issue didn't appear exclusively during browsing anyway).
Currently I'm stuck. The event log doesn't tell anything useful for me any more, so I'm turning to the experts here, maybe they can solve my issue.

Thanks in advance!

p.s.: I should add that my previous installation worked fine but it was several years old, slow to boot up etc. so I felt it's time to reinstall it. So hardware issues are most likely ruled out.

A:Freshly reinstalled Win 7 Ultimate X64 keeps freezing up

If there is no hardware issue .....





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So hardware issues are most likely ruled out.


..... you should try another installation. May be this installation is not a perfect one. Follow Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Hello, my Windows 10 has been freezing randomly with no blue screen and no event log. I haven't found any discernible pattern in the crashes, whether I am gaming, drawing, or browsing the web, and I have tried updating drivers.

For some reason it isn't allowing me to activate Windows, could this be part of the issue?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Random freezing Windows 10

Originally Posted by Attack2077


For some reason it isn't allowing me to activate Windows, could this be part of the issue?
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Yes. Probably the huge reason why.
Questions :
1. How long ago since you have this "not activated" Windows 10 ?
2. Which Windows 10 version do you have. Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home ?
3. Before this, what Windows operating system was the computing running ?
Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 ? Was it activated back then ?

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I like windows 8 consumer preview so far but..... AAAARGH!! the random freezes are killing me. I understand a BSOD but not when it just locks up. can anyone help...

A:Windows 8 random freezing

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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Dear members,
I bought all new components 3 weeks ago,and my sistem is as follows:
MB: Asrock 990FX Extreme3
CPU AMD FX 8120 FX with stock cooler
RAM Kingston KHX1600C9D3 2X4GB @ 1600MHz.
PSU: Fortron Raider 650 W
HDD: WD Green 1TB drive (sistem)+separate 500 GB WD green
chasis: Aerocool VX-e
optical drive:Pioneer DVD-RW.
Only my graphic card is old one but worked normally in other pc.It's ATI HD 4650 512MB DDR 3
I tested my pc with all kinds of software (OCT,Intel burn test,aida64 stab. test) for voltage stability and temperatures.My cpu goes max 61 C in full load , in idle round 45 C.And voltages that I get under full load are stable.
I played some games,and first froze was in a pc game after like 15 min of playing,second and third while browsing over internet and forth while watching a mp4 video.It just hangs with weird sound and it freeze.I had to reboot it.It just happens maybe after 2-3 hours of work,but 3 x it happened in Windows.
I went through pc mark7 and 3d mark06 test went normal,no freezing.
This stock cooler is very loud and in some moments it gives me even 5500 rpm.After the reboot I went to BIOS to read temperatures,I got cpu temp round 46 C,mainboard 41 C I think.
I've tested RAM with memtest86 no errors,went through OCT with 1h test no errors.I've put xmp profile for RAM in BIOS.
I've installed all the drivers from a CD I got with my MB,and put cataylst newest drivers (before this beta release).
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A:random freezing in Windows 7,cause of this?

My first guess is a problem with the graphics card and/or drivers. But that's only a guess. One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting tutorial that may help. Follow the steps in the order listed. It's time consuming but it has helped many to isolate their specific problem.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I had just recently built a new computer and got it all up and running. The problem is that since I got it going it has been randomly freezing. It may be on for a day and be fine other times it's about ten minutes, it's very random on the length and what is going on.
So far I have defraged my hard drive, and ran the Western Digital drive check. I have also tried to see if setting it to high performance would do anything, it kinda seemed to, by kinda I mean the frequency of the freezing has lessened but has not stooped.

Here are some of the computers specs with an attached spec sheet ran from speccy.

Voltages:
Vcore = 0.968 V
3.3 V = 3.200 V
5 V = 5.087 V
12 V = 12.232 V


CPU Temp 38C


I would greatly appreciate any help.

A:Windows 7 Random Freezing

Hello Welcome to TSF. What is the brand and wattage of you PSU?

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Hi,

I have an Asus K50ID laptop with Windows 8 Professional x64 genuine installed.

I am experiencing random freezing.
I looked for many solutions and tried some of them that I encountered in this forum. But with no lucky.

Things that I tried, so far:
Installed lasted Realtek e nVidia graphics card drivers,Installed coprocessor drivers manually, because device manager was pointing an error on it.
In attach, there's an error log that I made. I hope someone can help

A:Windows 8 Random freezing

Hi konamir,

What programs have you installed recently, and how many applications do you have running at a time?
Usually it is because you have too many programs running at a time. Try going to (Right Click on taskbar), Task manager, Startup, and 'disabling' some of your startup tasks, making more CPU left for you to use your PC without it 'freezing'.

After going through your error log, I cannot see any problem with the drivers you are using, and the tech specs on your laptop look ok.

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Hi.
As the title suggests, my laptop seems to freeze out of nothing. Most of the time, it's when Chrome totally eats up tons of my RAM and when I'm on my AMD graphics card (I have switchable graphics).

The only fix I have is to force shut my laptop, by holding down the power button. And I hate doing that.
Could you also list the ill-effects of doing so?

Thanks for the help!

A:Random freezing on Windows 7

Dump Chrome, try another browser like Firefox, Bluemoon or Waterfox.

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Hello everyone. =) Alright, so here's the problem. I had just recently re-formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 7. After re-formatting, my screen now randomly freezes. I can still move my mouse around, but I cant click on a single thing. The intervals that it happens in is totally random and sometimes it will freeze anywhere from a few secs to a few minutes and other times I have to restart. The computer is only a little over a year old and it is my first time every experiencing such an issue on this computer. Hope someone can help me out here. Thanks. *Please note that I have attached a DxDiag log below.
 

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Hello everyone. =) Alright, so here's the problem. I had just recently re-formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 7. After re-formatting, my screen now randomly freezes. I can still move my mouse around, but I cant click on a single thing. The intervals that it happens in is totally random and sometimes it will freeze anywhere from a few secs to a few minutes and other times I have to restart. The computer is only a little over a year old and it is my first time every experiencing such an issue on this computer. Hope someone can help me out here. Thanks. *Please note that I have attached a DxDiag log below.
 

A:Windows 7 random freezing

I'm OFF in a minute or two but wanted to Welcom you to the Forums and ask:

You said you had no issues before the re-format so you didn't re-format due to a problem right?

Please post your system spec in detail minus the info in the DXDIAG so we can better help you.

good luck
 

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Hi, I have random freezing and don't know what it is. It completely stops responding and sometimes loops whatever sound is on at the time. The keyboard won't even respond when hitting num lock or caps lock. I've used memtest86+ 4.00 from a bootable cd and have no errors. What other tests should I run?
My system is custom built with -

MB - Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

CPU - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Memory - Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996602 - Desktop Memory

Power Supply - Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Hard Drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card - Amazon.com: MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G OC - Graphics adapter - GF GTS 250 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR3 - DVI ( HDCP ) - HDTV out: Electronics - I got this from newegg but i couldn't find it on their so here it is on amazon.

It only seems to happen when playing a game and usually within the first 15 minutes of starting it up. I played dirt2 and sacred 2 so far on my computer and they both freeze up almost every time. When checking the event... Read more

A:Windows 7 64-bit Random Freezing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bshipper


Hi, I have random freezing and don't know what it is. It completely stops responding and sometimes loops whatever sound is on at the time. The keyboard won't even respond when hitting num lock or caps lock. I've used memtest86+ 4.00 from a bootable cd and have no errors. What other tests should I run?
My system is custom built with -

MB - Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

CPU - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Memory - Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996602 - Desktop Memory

Power Supply - Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-SB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Hard Drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card - Amazon.com: MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G OC - Graphics adapter - GF GTS 250 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR3 - DVI ( HDCP ) - HDTV out: Electronics - I got this from newegg but i couldn't find it on their so here it is on amazon.

It only seems to happen when playing a game and usually within the first 15 minutes of starting it up. I played dirt2 and sacred 2 so far on my computer and they both freeze up almost ever... Read more

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Hi,

I have an Asus K50ID laptop with Windows 8 Professional x64 genuine installed.

I am experiencing random freezing.
I looked for many solutions and tried some of them that I encountered in this forum. But with no lucky.

Things that I tried, so far:
Installed lasted Realtek e nVidia graphics card drivers,Installed coprocessor drivers manually, because device manager was pointing an error on it.
In attach, there's an error log that I made. I hope someone can help

A:Windows 8 Random freezing

Hi konamir,

What programs have you installed recently, and how many applications do you have running at a time?
Usually it is because you have too many programs running at a time. Try going to (Right Click on taskbar), Task manager, Startup, and 'disabling' some of your startup tasks, making more CPU left for you to use your PC without it 'freezing'.

After going through your error log, I cannot see any problem with the drivers you are using, and the tech specs on your laptop look ok.

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I too am experiencing random freezes in windows 7 64 bit. Sometimes it would freeze right on start-up, other times after half hour, or just won't freeze at all. When I play games it seems to behave itself. I took out my old ram (4g dual channel ballistix tracers 1g in each slot) and installed new patriot RAm ddr2 1066 4 x 2 gb each slot. I did a driver sweeper/cleaner and fresh installed drivers for my ATI HIS HD 4870 1gb video card. I can't seem to find the c:\windows\minidump\memory.dmp file to upload for you all to inspect, even a search won't bring it up. The issue i see most is this:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog" Guid="{fc65ddd8-d6ef-4962-83d5-6e5cfe9ce148}" />

<EventID>1101</EventID>

<Version>0</Version>

<Level>2</Level>

<Task>101</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x4020000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-16T16:47:24.906250000Z" />

<EventRecordID>2995</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="884" ThreadID="404" />

<Channel>Security</Channel>

<Computer>Jester-PC</Computer>

<Security />

</System>
- <UserData>
- <Au... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 Bit very random freezing at wit's end!

Usually a .dmp file won't be created with a system freeze like you are seeing.

It's important that you set up your new memory's voltage and timings to manufacture specs in bios. I'm not sure what your exact type of patriot memory is but the standard settings for DDR2 is 5 5 5 15 2t @ 2.1 volts.

You should make sure the memory settings are correct in bios. To support all 8GB you might have to bump up the memory voltage and northbridge voltage a bit, sometimes lowering the timings helps also. The divider you are using also has an effect so it's important to use the correct divider for the FSB you are using.

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Hi, I have built my computer a day ago. I've successfully installed Windows 7 64-bit and all the drivers. Everything seems to run fine, but whenever I run a game my computer freezes and everything is unresponsive, the mouse and the keyboard. I have to manually reset my computer through the tower. Is there any fixes to my computer freezing? (Has froze multiple times on multiple games) MY OS is on my SSD, so is all of my games.
My computer specs
CPU:Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
Power Supply:Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
 

A:Windows 7 Random Freezing

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Hi there people!!!

I'm having random freezings on Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bits in my laptop (my specs are in my sig)...
When booting, it takes long time because of the freezing, the led of the harddisk keeps on and nothing happens, after 5 minutes, the system responds again (though, mouse pinter can be moved during this time...)... when opening the browser happens, or when windows does some stuff... sometimes doesn't happen, as I said, is random...

Looking at the even viewer, I see this in the error category:
The driver detected a driver error in \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.
Event ID. 11
Origin: Disk

And in warnings:
Was emited a device restore, \Device\RaidPort0.
Event ID: 129
Origin: amdsata

What do I do? I did a chkdsk and I have no bad sectors in my 2 partitions... I going nuts with this...

Please people... I need your help with this

Thanks in advance

See ya!!!!

A:Random freezing on Windows 7... Help :(

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX


Hi there people!!!

I'm having random freezings on Windows 7 Proffesional 64 bits in my laptop (my specs are in my sig)...
When booting, it takes long time because of the freezing, the led of the harddisk keeps on and nothing happens, after 5 minutes, the system responds again (though, mouse pinter can be moved during this time...)... when opening the browser happens, or when windows does some stuff... sometimes doesn't happen, as I said, is random...

Looking at the even viewer, I see this in the error category:
The driver detected a driver error in \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.
Event ID. 11
Origin: Disk

And in warnings:
Was emited a device restore, \Device\RaidPort0.
Event ID: 129
Origin: amdsata

What do I do? I did a chkdsk and I have no bad sectors in my 2 partitions... I going nuts with this...

Please people... I need your help with this

Thanks in advance

See ya!!!!


Um you have the answer right in front of you. RAID port 0 (one of the drives perhaps) has suffered a problem and may be being restored.

CAn you tell us about your raid setup, and the way you ran chkdsk on a raid????

Ken J
edit

event id 11 is a controller error, that may indeed be the problem. Can you rebuild the raid or run diags on the controller???

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Hi!
Just couple of weeks ago my computer has started freezing very randomly. The picture freezes and sound cuts off and computer stops responding to anything else but holding the power switch down. What makes this really annoying is that these crashes leave nothing on event viewer, it is like it never even happened.
Once, but only once when the freeze happened my screen went dark and my monitor displayer "lost signal" message and sound came back, but the computer still stayed unresponsive. This time event viewer showed "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered", but this hasn't happened since.
 
These freezes used to only happen after I left my computer idling for a hour or two, but since yesterday they have become more frequent and now they can happen while I am using the computer too.
I used to overclock my CPU, while the OC has been stable for now it was the first thing I disabled when these freezings started and it hasn't changed anything. I am at a serious loss here what to do next.

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It happens when i close game ( clearing catch) hdd usage (random read some app - chrome) , pc is new

mobo: asus h81m-c
cpu : Intel g3258
ram: 4gb
hdd: wd black 500gb
windows 8.1

everything is new and tested (memtest86, multiple hdd tests etc)

here is link of ss from event log

-The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service service depends on the Windows Search service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

-Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.

-Metadata staging failed, result={40C43B3B-D65B-11E4-8261-10C37B4D2789} for container '0x80070490'

-Metadata staging failed, result={40C43B3A-D65B-11E4-8261-10C37B4D2789} for container '0x80070490'

-Metadata staging failed, result={E9BF4146-40BE-B600-CEF6-9158D2880F9E} for container '0x80070490'

-The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ACPI\PNP0A0A\2&daba3ff&2.

-Session "ReadyBoot" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

-The maximum file size for session "ReadyBoot" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\Windows\Prefetch\ReadyBoot\ReadyBoot.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 131072000 bytes.

-Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

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A:random freezing windows 8.1

Please post your 8.1 BSODs here BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums

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Im getting frustrated because every time i try and do something on windows 7 on my Asus Rf1 tablet pc, Windows 7 just freezes.

An example i just right click on the desktop change background then suddenly the mouse freezes. keyboard input is not recognized and all i see is my mouse frozen on the desktop.Or sometimes just using the internet the mouse just freezes. And in order to start the computer i must reboot it with the power button.

Some days i get a few hours of no freezing then sometimes is happens so often it makes my computer unusable.

Ive used vista on this tablet, but not sp1. (sp1 had the same freezing problem) and vista is just to slow. I tryed windows 7 on the tablet then the freezing problems got worse and worse.

Can some one help plz .

Thanks!

A:Random freezing on Windows 7 Someone Help

Sounds like a hardware-specific problem. Have you also posted your question on the TabletPCReview Asus forum? Chances are, you'll find more tablet users there.

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Hi Tech Guy Posters!

First of all, I want to thank every one ahead of time for there help.

Any way, right down to the question. I have Sony VAIO Laptop (specs on the side), and am having a hard disk issue. Randomly, and without warning the hard drive will stop and freeze. the HDD activity light is solid, and the the hard drive will be completely silent (besides the motor). Each time it will stay like this for 60s, and the computer can run anything that does not need access to the hard drive, be the programs that do, freeze. This has been happening ever since I upgraded to Windows 7. And before you driver issue which it might be, I'm going to say that under Windows 7 Beta and the RC all the Vista Drivers I installed (yes, Sony won't support any W7 previous laptops, long story) and I never once had this issue. this is the only issue I have but in a presentation, or something like that, when this happens, I have a problem. I have been told that it could be your paging file, dying hard disk, and several other things but I've check the HD it is OK, and I messed around with the paging file, no difference. Something else to add to the wired, I Can explore the hard drive while this is happening.

I have posted in many forums with no hope, and going back to Vista is not an option. It occurred to me that it could be the hard disk controller, which is out of date, but I can't find it anywhere (the controller is: Intel ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller - 2829 or Intel ICH... Read more

A:HDD Random Freezing in Windows 7

So I finally found the time to run in safe mode. I opened every program in my taskbar. grind, grind, grind... but no freezing. And according to the resource monitor, if it was going to happen, it was going to happen then.
 

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Hi, my laptop HP Probook 450 shows BSOD IRQ_LESS or EQUAL

I check BSOD viewer and it seems that problem is in ntoskrnl.exe+80640

I reinstalled OS several times, tested memory via Memtest, tested HDD via HD tune and still nothing.

Please can you help me?
File with info attached

Thx a lot

A:BSOD random times, OS reinstalled, legal SW

Hi glider,

Welcome to the 7forums

Please visit Windows Update and install every update available, it may take a couple of times to get them all.
The exception is there for Windows 10 update.

Code:
Hotfix(s): 2 Hotfix(s) Installed.
Please note, it does not matter if your previous installations were up to date. It is the current installation that needs to be updated for proper troubleshooting.

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Right, so as the topic says, Windows 7 is randomly freezing and I can't for the life of me figure it out. This first appeared after creating a dual boot with Linux. Specifics:Windows 7 Ultimate x64Laptop: Model: Asus n61jqCPU: Core i7 mobility Q720 1.60GHzRAM: 4GbVideo: ATI Mobility HD 5730Western Digital 500GB HDD Scorio Blue seriesMobo: Can't get the model currently, can get it later if needed.Dual Boot with Ubuntu Linux, using Grub2 as bootloader._________________________________________________Here's what I've tried: -I've tried wiping and reinstalling- several times(With 2 separate known working discs). -Updating Windows completely.-Using the driver disc that came with the laptop. -Using the latest drivers downloaded from Asus support. -Flashing the bios with the latest version off Asus support website.-Disabled all power saver management -Wiped entire drive and recreated all partitions-Ran Memtest86+ tests, no errors detected-Running just bare minimum Windows stock software-Ran with no peripherals plugged in at all.-Uninstalled installed drivers, one by one-Safe mode: works indefinitely without freezing.-Installed Windows XP 32 bit with hacked drivers and while it was slow, it never froze randomly for no reason.-Thats all I can recall at the moment.As a note: Linux does not freeze, nor do I have any issues with it at all. Laptop is on a cooling pad as well. I also just realized I do not think I have run Windows without drivers installed, to test that... Read more

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I'm very new to these forums and often don't go online for help, so allow me to introduce myself. Hello! My name is Cody, otherwise known as Symbiote. I've recently built a new gaming PC with two paychecks of mine on Tuesday, once I received all of the parts. Everything was going smoothly until I received a computer freeze-up, which startled me at first. These freezes have continued to happen during file transfers, opening of games, while I was playing a game, during Windows updates, even when the PC was in the, "shut down and install updates" mode (where it's just the blue Windows 7 screen telling you the update process)
I've done a number of things I figured may troubleshoot the problem, but I have yet to find success. HERE ARE SOME THINGS I'VE TRIED:
 
- Installed 240+ necessary Windows updates
- Reinstalled NVIDIA graphic/sound drivers
- Reinstalled AMD drivers with the new Catalyst Control Center (after the motherboard drivers were reinstalled)
- Reinstalled all of the drivers from the motherboard disk
- Ran MSI Afterburner, there was no problems
- Ran FurMark, there was no problems
- Adjusted the GPU fans to go faster
- Installed CCleaner and cleaned the registry after all reinstalls
- Updated drivers from TweakBit
- Checked for any issues with Microsoft Security Essentials
- Tested the RAM sticks, they work just fine
- Checked my PSU wattage, it works just fine
- Turned off the SLI bridge between the two video cards
 
I believe it's worth mentioning th... Read more

A:[Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - New PC] Random Freezing

So, let's start by looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you're not experiencing BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
 
If we're looking for Event 41 errors, here's some info about them:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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For two months now my computer has been freezing in random intervals. The symptoms are always the same, I am using the machine when suddenly the program will freeze. Then I cant minimize the window nor bring up the Task Manager in any way. Curiously Alt-Tab
still works as do some specific programs, like Foxit Reader and Speedfan. THe only way to resolve the freeze is to reset the machine and than it functions fine again until it will do the same thing all over again a couple of days later. I've cleaned the machine
a couple of days ago and its still happening, Virus scan didn't show anything. Further I updated several programs I thought where responsible and still no issues. I ran sfc as well and it showed no issues too. Due to the fact that I have to reset the machine
I get a Kernel Power error every time in the Event log so finding the time when it happened should be easy but I cant make heads or tails out of all the reports. Especially as I dont see a pattern. The two things I've noticed is that it happens after the machine
had been through at least 1 hibernation cycle (current low is 2, high about 10) Dropbox is showing the "Cannot establish secure connection". Before the taskbar doesn't update anymore. My suspicion is that something is crashing the explorer, which
then cant recover essentially taking every program reliant on it working with it. Apart from the various program I mentioned I've made any major updates recently and the system was working fi... Read more

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Hi
 
Usually competent at fixing my own problem; this has stumped me.  Cannot find a way to reliably trigger a freeze or restart - simply random.
 
Have to be brief as i simply don't know when this will cut out. Already it has shut me down midpost. Going to post this to serve as a placeholder and I'll try to update in chunks.
 
1. Laptop - Toshiba Satellite A300. As title says, Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
 
2. Event viewer gives ID 41 "Kernel-power" after each incidence.
 
3. Have run Malwarebytes, mbar, mbam which turned up nothing of importance. I'm generally good at not infecting systems anyway.
 
4. Display driver is apparently up to date. Occasionally system will report that AMD display driver stopped and recovered. Not sure what to make of that.
 
5. Battery unit is dead. Charger cable is a generic replacement model "ST-C-075", if it matters.
 
6. When frozen, everything is unresponsive except the touch-sensitive icons above the keyboard e.g. mute, pause/play. Their lights still react to touch.

A:Windows 10. Random freezing and restarts.

FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html Display driver stoppages - Please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/35-video-tdr-timeout-0x116-0x117.html#post29532Also, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.htmlThe stopping and recovering is generally a STOP 0x117 error.  When it crashes with a BSOD, then it'll be a STOP 0x116 error. What happens when you gently wiggle the charger plug where it plugs into the laptop?Is it loose?  Does the system shut down? If you're able, Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)&... Read more

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Hello,

I'm back, this has happened to me before (sometime last year) and a member of Tech Support told me to purchase a new power supply because I had a 300W PSU. He also recommended a new hard drive because it might of been damaged. Now 8 months or so I had enough and reformatted more than 3 times. I got random freezes last week and finally BSOD yesterday. It said something about a new hardware device was connected and I usually get this error type when I try Windows 7 start up repair because it does freeze on start up. I do remember I did connect my USB in yesterday to do some work. That's all I remember.


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? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? - Windows Vista
? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) - 14 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - 1-2 months.
? CPU - Intel? Core?2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
? Video Card - Palit ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
? MotherBoard - G31-M7 TE
? Power Supply - CORSAIR TX650W




I hope this problem can finally be resolved.

Original thread where the first signs occurred: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...or-422208.html


I hope a fix can be indentified like this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ng-454343.html
Where a member was able to identify the cause.

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blamesNETw5s64.sys - a component of your Intel WiFi




Thanks,
Andy.

A:BSOD and Random Freezing in Windows 7

Hi -

Please re-run the EXE file - be sure to RIGHT-click, select "Run as Administrator".

Skip step #4 as PERFMON Health Report came out fine.

Attach new zipped folder to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This has been happening for a while, my computer will randomly freeze up, most the time I can move my mouse around but my internet seems to cut out (cant load any pages), all applications start to not respond, and it takes around 1-3 minutes to unfreeze.I was looking at other threads that seemed to not help really, but I guess I could upload my event log in eventvwr if that might help.I have a ASUS G46V gaming laptop.

A:ASUS Windows 8 Random Freezing (please help)

You have tons of disk I/O errors and this indicates a hardware problem with either the disk itself or the disk controller:

Troubleshooting the disk:
Download CrystalDiskInfo and see if you can read the SMART data from the drive.
If an SSD, check to make sure your partitions are properly aligned.

Troubleshoot the controller:
Download latest chipset drivers (if Intel) or latest SATA drivers (if AMD).

Sorry to be so brief but I am growing tired of writing book-length responses and getting no replies at times. Someday, I will learn how to master the one-line response technique that many forum gurus seem to use successfully. Good luck.

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Hi, i have repeated issue freezing my Windows 7 Ultimate. My computer is in the System specification. Freeze of my Win7 is random, there were 15 freezing yesterday. Computer is not OC (i don't need it). First, there were CPU changed (due to bad results in Prime95 test). I can't attach minidump file, because i don't have anything in C:\Windows\minidump.

I made tests:
RAM - windows memory test
CPU - SuperPI, Prime95

Computer freeze during test 5 or 4 in Prime95 - random. CPU temperature were OK, within 71 degrees (Celsius).

MB BIOS is up to date, I have last drivers installed (Chipset, LAN, Audio, Graphics Card)... I tried to turn off Intel Turbo Boost, but it didn't help.

I don't know, what I can do now.

EDIT: adding XML view from Event Viewer:

Code:
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-06T18:49:28.652421300Z" />
<EventRecordID>11769</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate - random freezing

Hey there.

Completely uninstall any antivirus and firewalls to test. Disabling will not offer any benefit.

Make sure your bios is set correctly for your memory RAM modules. Visit Corsair's site for info on them in relation to timings and Vdimm (voltage).

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