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Windows 7: Computer constantly freezes.

20 Sep 2010   #1
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Computer constantly freezes.

My computer has been constantly freezing each time I boot it up. there is no blue screen, it just freezes on whatever image its displaying. Sometimes I'll be lucky to get one minute out of it without it freezing. And when it freezes I have to reboot it. I tried Safe Mode and it doesn't freeze while in it.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.


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20 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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Actually you gave us quite a few clues. Try a clean boot, if it freezes, then the problem is probably a driver, if it does not freeze follow the clean boot instructions and find the problem. I am guessing the anti virus.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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20 Sep 2010   #3
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I tried doing that but before I could change the settings it froze again. So I did it in safe mode. Rebooted it and it still freezes.
:S
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20 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is a good article that may help
Troubleshooting Computer Freeze (Lockup) Problems
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20 Sep 2010   #5
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, but I can't do anything with it though. I'm struggling to get 1 min of it without freezing.
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20 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Have you made any changes lately?
Have you been to any sites that may have a virus
Any email from strangers with attachments that you opened
Anyone else use your computer lately
Are you overclocked?

Very good chance that it is hardware, with RAM as a good possiblity.
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20 Sep 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garethgkr View Post
My computer has been constantly freezing each time I boot it up. there is no blue screen, it just freezes on whatever image its displaying. Sometimes I'll be lucky to get one minute out of it without it freezing. And when it freezes I have to reboot it. I tried Safe Mode and it doesn't freeze while in it.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.
SafeMode only loads basic MS drivers.
Since you can run in Safe Mode, then one could assume that your problem is related to a driver which is being loaded/used when you are not in Safe Mode.

While in Safe Mode perform a System Restore to a point in time before this problem appeared.
System Restore
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20 Sep 2010   #8
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Have you made any changes lately?
Not recently.

Have you been to any sites that may have a virus?
Not that I know of. I use it to download movies/tv shows. Use it as a HTPC, hooked up to the tv.

Any email from strangers with attachments that you opened?
Nope.

Anyone else use your computer lately?
Yes, but they only use it to watch movies.


Are you overclocked?
Nope.

If its a RAM problem, how do I investigate it?
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20 Sep 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Ill get you memetest86, be right back.

Here you go
Download memtest86 and test RAM
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html

You may want to give the system restore idea a try before proceeding.

Karl is correct in the safe mode analyis, if his suggetion does not work, I am leaning toward ram, since in safe mode not much is used. The results of the clean boot, however would suggest otherwise.
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20 Sep 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What AV are you using?
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