Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win7 stalls, Win7 Explorer keeps crashing

04 Oct 2011   #1
firewired

32-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Win7 stalls, Win7 Explorer keeps crashing

Hi to all! I am working on a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win7 with 2GB RAM on a Core 2 Duo chipset. This laptop is about 2 years old. The machine has been optimized (using a couple programs), is bug-free and malware free, defragged, you name it. The drivers are up to date. And yet, it still behaves strangely!

1. The screen often "whites-out" after clicking a couple times; there is a stall of up to 20 seconds at times waiting for the screen to come back. Happens often.

2. Windows Explorer crashes often! Never a msg. given or other lead to follow. Happens most often when using FireFox and Chrome.

3. Inside any program, there is a delay after clicking on different items' functions; scrolling, highlighting, and other routine functions always delay in response. Have checked those settings in control panel, but nothing wrong there.

4. There is plenty of space on the hard drive (which is new).

To sum it all up; this machine defies all I've attempted so far to speed up response times. Adding more RAM isn't the ultimate answer, as it seems to be more a system problem than hardware. I would appreciate any and all suggestions; this one is mocking me!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Oct 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hello firewired

There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.
These annoying " gliches" may be caused by an overloaded hard drive, overworked CPU, Malware, running 2 AV 's, unnecessary data, Browser addons or you may have unnecessary programs running in the background etc....

Troubleshooting steps for you to try -

* Go to search, type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers

* Download SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes, run a full scan after you update
* Run another Antivirus scan.

*Type event viewer, in search (by start button) > Windows Logs > Application & System.
Look for RED critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.
Note the event ID, and the source codes and Google search them.

* Make sure that you are not over heating.

* Make sure PSU is working properly.

* If overclocking, restore to original.

* Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win7 stalls, Win7 Explorer keeps crashing




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 shutdown stalls
I shut my computers down at night, but in the morning I find the "Windows is shutting down" window still displayed. This is recently happening a lot, and is also happening on two of my other computers including a WinXP laptop. Where do I start to look for reasons? When this occurs, there is...
Performance & Maintenance
Win7 64-bit Desktop won't boot, stalls at Aswrvrt.sys on start-up?
Hey all, I've got a desktop here with Win7 64-bit. It was acting strangely, but now I can't get it boot...just endlessly reboots in "normal" mode saying Windows failed to successfully start. When I try Safe Mode, it stops at Aswrvrt.sys, which I know is an Avast file. System Restores don't work...
General Discussion
Win7 Pro stalls during "Expanding Files" or won't restart
OK, I've looked at a lot of info on these excellent forums, and don't really know where to start. I get as far as Step 2 "Expanding files" using the OEM DVD, then install just stops or wants me to press any key to boot from CD drive. Am I better off trying an ISO install instead of the OEM DVD?...
Installation & Setup
Win7 installation stalls at second reboot
Hi I have a problem in reinstalling Win7 in that I just can't. I have started with a disk which has nothing whatsoever on it. I have then started installing Win7 The installation goes pretty well up to the point of its SECOND reboot prior to which it is Completing Installation. On rebooting...
Installation & Setup
Win7 stalls on Parental controls *bug*
Hey, I've found when I attempt to compile a list of programs to be blocked on non-admin accounts Explorer will stall then restart without having actually compiled the list. Here are my specs. Laptop Intel Core Duo T2450 @ 2GHz 2GB RAM Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family It's an Acer...
BSOD Help and Support
Win7 x64 explorer keeps on crashing
I installed a Win7Ux64 from scratch and keeps on having windows explorer crashing Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7600.16404, time stamp: 0x4a765771 Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5be02b Exception code: 0xc000041d Fault offset:...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App