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Windows 7: System Freeze 50% of the time

28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
System Freeze 50% of the time

Good evening,

I have been experiencing a problem for several weeks now that has me perplexed. My computer is off during the day while I am at work. I come home, I turn it on, and it freezes (without fail) withing 30 minutes. I restart, and it is fine for the rest of the night.

I previously wrestled with a power issue which was causing a system restart every time I used a graphics intensive operation. However I now should have more than enough power going to any one component, and it should not be an issue. System specs and SysInfo are below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tigey

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28 Oct 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Does it freeze in clean boot. If not you can find the cause
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If does not freeze, does it freeze in safe mode?

If does in clean boot.
I have a number of suggestions for you.
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29 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I will repost sometime tomorrow with results. Since a clean start requires some prep work before hand I will have to shut down tonight after running msconfig, and see what happens tomorrow when I start up.

I am starting to think that this may be a heat issue, but how the heat value from the first instance and the second instance do not cause the same problem, I have no idea. More to come.
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29 Oct 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I would run a Windows Memory Diag on extended tests for no less than 8 hours

I would also run HDD diags.

This can also be a hardware issue.

However, htis could be a Heat, or Power Issue (depending on what else you are connecting to that system, 525W still may not be enough), as well as something not seated properly.
Or a popped capacitor.

I had a system that I kept using after we got hit by lightening.
Everything seemed fine for a while, then started crashing
Tore it apart to find a connector had been sparked and was building corrosion from it.
You just never know where these issues are going to come from.
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29 Oct 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tigey View Post
I am starting to think that this may be a heat issue, ...
An easy way to keep an eye on temps is to download, install, and run Speccy. There are other programs, but this is the one I use to make sure that my laptop isn't running hot.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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29 Oct 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If you want to monitor Heat,, you need any one of the following.....
All 3 are reputable places and apps.

SIW - Without Installer (English-Only)

HWMonitor or PC-Wizard
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

All temps are fine as reported by Speedfan. Clean startup yielded no freeze or other anomalous behavior. Any thoughts?

Tigey
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02 Nov 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Are you checking the temps every fourth or half hour to see if they climb?
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02 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have speedfan running with a chart that shows temps. They are staying even. Very little variance only a couple of degrees F (91 to 95).
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02 Nov 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK. Good.

Let's rule out an entire class of problems by using Memtest86+
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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