SledgeDG, thx for your help! The only device(s) added after initial configuration of the total system, (just 2 weeks ago), are:
- a PS/2 keyboard that I still had and didn't buy with this build
- a Predator (Trust) Game mouse, USB
And I tried
to get a Maxtor USB2 500Mb external drive to work. If the Maxtor had been cleanly removed from one of the other systems (Vista 32b) then it would be recognized ok on this Windows 7 64b. However, it happened a few times that it was not recognized, specially after a freeze and subsequent restart on this Windows 7 system.
I've since then removed the Maxtor and not connected it since last friday but continue to have the problems mentioned.
I can't pinpoint IF a device (the keyboard, mouse or the Maxtor) triggered anything. The keyboard and mouse were added immediately upon arrival (as they are needed for anything to happen on a system
) and I probably tried the external Maxtor (for file transport) within a day.
Any test I can do to pinpoint which pnp driver is missing? My Dutch is ok ...
PS... there is no dump file... it is not a BSOD but a real freeze where I can only do a hard restart.