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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Randomly freezing whilst browsing with Firefox?

16 Apr 2015   #1
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 - Randomly freezing whilst browsing with Firefox?

Windows was regularly freezing my system.
The issue could be solved by rebooting only

1) Windows 7 x64 and drivers: were and still are uptodate
2) SFC /scannow: reported no issues
3) Memtest86: reported no issuess
4) Emsisoft Internet Security/MBAM combo: no malware (even after an extra manual scan)
5) Eventviewer: did not report anything special (no errors or critical events)
In fact uptil 1-2 minutes before the freeze nothing was being logged
6) Repair Windows ? There was nothing to repair...
7) Startup programs: were cutdown to a minimum
8) Performance index: 5.9 (8GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad-Core 2.83GHz, temperatures of all components are fine)

There are many, many threads about this subject, i.e. Windows 7 freezing, but most of them are about which steps to be taken and usually threads end somewhere, without a solution.

Found out that in my case Windows was freezing whilst browsing with Firefox, along with using other applications.

Now I am not saying the below is final solution, however a -possible- solution may be to turn off GPU hardware acceleration.
Actually, over the last week, I had no freezes anymore...

See: How to Turn GPU "Hardware Acceleration" On or Off in Firefox
Firefox GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off

So if you are using Firefox and Windows freezes whilst browsing, you may wish to give this at least a try...

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18 Apr 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello sfwul mate you didn't mention this so try it
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

and these
http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)
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20 Apr 2015   #3
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks.

Sorry for the delay.

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20 Apr 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs and if you do get around to doing them let us know how you go.
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20 Apr 2015   #5
sfwul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All was okay, except for "1 unindexed file recovered" - drive c
Didn't do the other other drives though, assuming that the c-drive is the most important one.
No idea what this recovery file means and neither whether it cud lead to a windows freeze.

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