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Windows 7: My computer will suddenly freeze at random

20 Mar 2011   #1
jwmore

Windows 7 RC 7200 build
 
 
My computer will suddenly freeze at random

My computer will suddenly freeze at random. I can't find any common symptoms to look for a cause. Usually the monitor will get a strange display like a distorted checkerboard, and sometimes it will go black and lose signal, but trhe whole system just freezes up.


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20 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

could I see a perfmon report and any minidumps you may have.
See here.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

perfmon applies even if you can't locate any minidumps.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
Ange1ofD4rkness

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The distorred checkerboard makes me think fried GPU, but I am also getting these random freezes with out the graphics issue
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20 Mar 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Usually a graphics adapter will only start artifacting when under stress, unless it's totally tanked.

Anyhow, I can't say anything specific or rule out software involvement without more information on the system.
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