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Windows 7: computer keeps on freezing

17 Oct 2011   #1
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
computer keeps on freezing

I read the help and ran a file of event viewer and found two errors which I am posting as attachment. thanks for the help


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17 Oct 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

If it's any comfort I get those on a fairly regular basis.

Please provide more details re the freezing.
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17 Oct 2011   #3
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
If it's any comfort I get those on a fairly regular basis.

Please provide more details re the freezing.
Computer just stops responding. Alt+Ctrl+Del also doesn't work. I have to restart the computer manually from computer on/off button.
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17 Oct 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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 a full 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.
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17 Oct 2011   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Historically in Windows the vast majority of screen freezes have been related to graphics driver issues - although win7 and it's driver pool is far better than previous versions it may be worthwhile checking you have the latest drivers for your card/chip.

Another major cause of "freezing" is, Ironically, overheating, you may want to check on your temps inside the case
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17 Oct 2011   #6
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
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 a full 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 , restore to original.

* Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
I already have Microsoft security essential. Is it OK to download another antivirus(SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes) and run it?
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17 Oct 2011   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As long as you only use the "extra" ant-virus application in stand-alone mode, it is a very good idea to check a system with more than one application.

The problems only really start if you try to run two applications in active or resident mode.

I run intermittent scans with both Superantispyware and malwarebytes in addition to my main resident AV [Avast]
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17 Oct 2011   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdraza1 View Post
I already have Microsoft security essential. Is it OK to download another antivirus(SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes) and run it?
To protect yourself from the evils of the internet your basic protection should include

*Anti Virus Program [ MSE is popular & is used by many people here]

*Anti Malware Program
*Firewall
*Router / firewall

It is important you update programs & scan regularly.


FYI...

Quote:
Antimalware – A front line antimalware application is absolutely critical to avoid system infection. Your primary application should be supplemented by an on-demand scanner (part of the stacking approach).
There is no harm in downloading more than one antimalware application to be used as a secondary scanner. In fact, doing so can be advantageous. However, be sure NOT to allow more than one application to autostart, in order to prevent conflicts. For a list and download links to recommended free antimalware applications, including secondary scanners, see “Tech Thoughts Top 8 Free Antimalware Applications”, on this site.

Antivirus
– An antivirus application is another critical component in a layered defense strategy to ensure that if a malicious program is detected, it will be stopped dead in its tracks!
Layered Computer Security – What Is It? Why Use It? | Bill Mullins' Weblog – Tech Thoughts
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30 Oct 2011   #9
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdraza1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
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 , run a full scan after you update.
* Run a full 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 , restore to original.

* Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
I already have Microsoft security essential. Is it OK to download another antivirus(SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes) and run it?
I ran the file event viewer in search box and found following errors, It may not be a complete list

under system
Level Date and time source Event ID Task category

Error date and time Service control manager 7023 none
Error date and time Service control manager 7001 none
Error date an time PNRPSvc 102 none
Error date an time Microsoft Antimalware 2004 None
Critical date an time Kernel-Power 41 (63)
Under Application I found
Error date an time WMI 10 None
Error date an time SideBySide 72 None
Error date an time MsiInstaller 11704 None
Warning date an time Winlogon 6000 None
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30 Oct 2011   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Please report on all the other points listed in Post 4.
Thanks.
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