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Windows 7: 7 freezes while browsing Internet


20 Aug 2009   #71

vista/win7
 
 

Well, good luck i've come by this thread, or I would have reverted back to Vista.

Fixes I have tried but did not seem to work:
- disabling IPHelper
- setting the EnableActiveProbing registry parameter to 0

Fix that worked:
- rolled back the video driver to 180.48

The way my 7 freezed:

- the whole system just hanged at random intervals, for up to 1 minute at a time, during which nothing responded.
- this happened whether I used a browser or not, although it seems that it hanged quicker if I had used a browser.


Note to moderator: make this thread sticky, it's quite useful.

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21 Aug 2009   #72

Windows 7
 
 

Was this a Vista Driver you rolled back to or was it a NVIDIA Win 7 driver?

Also are you running Windows 7 32bit or 64bit? I'm running 64bit.
Where can I find this driver as I have searched the net and can't find it.

I am experiencing the same problem Although it is not always the whole system, just the program I may be working in. Happens alot with when watching videos in Media Player and Media Center.
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21 Aug 2009   #73

vista/win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bax2000 View Post
Was this a Vista Driver you rolled back to or was it a NVIDIA Win 7 driver?

Also are you running Windows 7 32bit or 64bit? I'm running 64bit.
Where can I find this driver as I have searched the net and can't find it.

I am experiencing the same problem Although it is not always the whole system, just the program I may be working in. Happens alot with when watching videos in Media Player and Media Center.
Yes, it's an old vista driver. I don't think Nvidia made a Windows 7 compatible driver as of yet, considering the problems I've encountered with my 8600GT + the latest 190.xx driver on Windows 7.

You can find it on this page, (third one from the bottom up) in both 32 and 64 bit architectures (I'm using the 32bit one, need more ram for the other )

If you have a laptop, you'll have to download the .inf file and overwrite the one that comes with the driver. (this way you can install the nvidia driver for your laptop video card)

Best of luck
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21 Aug 2009   #74

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I have had a few instances where certain pages would hang randomly. Using the latest firefox when it happened but the problem also seemed to happen in IE8 as well.

It will hang and then recover then hang and recover again over and over until I close the browser and reopen it. But going back to the page will cause it again until I restart. After that it's fine again for a while. Seems pretty random though and it has only happened to me a couple of times so far.
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21 Aug 2009   #75

Windows 7
 
 

=) Well, the 64bit nvidia drivers are exactly the same for both Vista and Windows 7.

Anyway, I NEVER had a freeze again. As I thought it was due to my wlan pci adapter driver which just wasn't compatible, however Windows 7 through windows updates updated the driver all by himself and since then everything is perfect. =)
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22 Aug 2009   #76

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dahak View Post
Yes, it's an old vista driver. I don't think Nvidia made a Windows 7 compatible driver as of yet, considering the problems I've encountered with my 8600GT + the latest 190.xx driver on Windows 7.

You can find it on this page, (third one from the bottom up) in both 32 and 64 bit architectures (I'm using the 32bit one, need more ram for the other )

If you have a laptop, you'll have to download the .inf file and overwrite the one that comes with the driver. (this way you can install the nvidia driver for your laptop video card)

Best of luck
Loaded the 64bit driver and problem solved. No more freezing and I can now watch all movies from beginning to end.

Thanks!!!!
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22 Aug 2009   #77

Windows 7 7100
 
 

FOR THE ONES WHO ARE HAVING FREEZES DURING GAMEPLAY ON WINDOWS 7 64BIT
SOLVED !!

Hello everyone , the good news is " Problem Solved ". At first i had all the problems with you guys had. I have Win 7 7100 and the games kept freezing anytime between 3 to 15 mins. I have checked many other websites about the problem and i noticed lots of people were suffering because of this problem. However i noticed that the games freezes in ONLY Single player mode. So are we not gonna play single player games ? No , do not worry about it. yeah i will tell you the solution but i am just living the moment of victory. First i updated all the drivers , i tried to re-installed them but nothing helped , then i gave up and i wanted to play Warcraft III , when i tried to connect battle.net windows gave me the weird error and it was something like " You need to run the application as administrator".... ok ok i shut up now , just run every game AS ADMINISTRATOR and the game will not freeze again. Well at least it worked for me and my gear. Peace.
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22 Aug 2009   #78

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

that should work.
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26 Sep 2009   #79

Windows 7
 
 

my cpu freezes when I'm browsing. It makes a repetitive whrilling noise much like that of a helicopter when it freezes. This ONLY happens when i'm surfing and not when I'm playing games, or running other programs. The freezing situation happens with IE8, then i started to use firefox, fine for a while but then, it starts happening with firefox as well.

my system specs:
acer aspire t1800 with 1g of ram. (the 1gig of ram works just fine and I don't think that that's the problem) an anthom 64bit processor, and my drivers are updated.
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27 Sep 2009   #80

Windows 7 7100
 
 

I suggest you to monitor your RAM usage , i think it is because of your 1gb ram OR you may try to disbale the overclocking if there is any.
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