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Windows 7: windows stoping at random points help needed please

14 Feb 2012   #21
writhziden

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If it pauses in Windows XP, Vista, 7, and in Linux, it is hardware. There is no way around it.

It may be your hard drive, hard drive controller, memory, or CPU. It works in safe mode because safe mode does not load all drivers for these devices. Run HD Diagnostic as that is the most likely failing component to be behaving in the manner you have described. Use that link to find the manufacturer and manufacturer diagnostic for the drive.


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14 Feb 2012   #22
adio2k11

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i have checked the hard drive its ot that as used 3 different hdds and it still happens ram has been changed and still happens graphics has been changed and still happens going to do a clear of bios with new battery to see if that helps will update after
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14 Feb 2012   #23
writhziden

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Alright, post back how that goes. If it does not help, continue through the following.

Do you have any other PCI devices plugged into the motherboard? Have you borrowed a different keyboard and mouse from a friend to test out? What about a Power Supply Unit (PSU) swap with a friend with one rated to handle your system?
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16 Feb 2012   #24
adio2k11

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did the full cmos reset and battery change and no difference system was in windows for 2.09 mins before it stopped
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09 Mar 2012   #25
writhziden

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Did you carry out the hardware swaps I suggested?
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10 Mar 2012   #26
adio2k11

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i couldnt do the swaps as not got a friend with a big comp they all got laptops and clearing cmos didnt work
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10 Mar 2012   #27
writhziden

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At this point, I would recommend either buying new hardware to swap out, which if I remember correctly, you cannot do, or taking it to a shop and letting them test it. Both will require money and time, and the shop may or may not be less expensive in the long run depending on what is wrong. Either way, this is going to come down to you having to spend money, so you may have to wait until you have the money to spend.

A few things you may be able to do yourself if you have the proper equipment:
  • PSU Testing
  • Change your account so it no longer requires a password: Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts. Then run Windows without your mouse and/or without your keyboard. Recommend running not connected to the internet as well for security purposes since you will not have a password.
  • Remove any unnecessary cards from the motherboard, such as network adapter cards, usb cards, display card if you have an onboard display built into the motherboard, etc.
  • Remove any unnecessary drives from the system: cd/dvd drives extra hard drives, etc.
Try each of the above and see
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19 Mar 2012   #28
adio2k11

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i managed to change the hard drive and install linux ubuntu but it froze still after about a hour
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19 Mar 2012   #29
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried the above steps I laid out? What about running with just one stick of the Kingston RAM at a time and trying one slot at a time (you will need to run 32-bit Windows and not 64-bit)?

Avoid Static Damage to Your PC when swapping out RAM.
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19 Mar 2012   #30
adio2k11

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i cant just use 1 of the ram as it a set of 2 1gb sticks that work together and im am running the system under 32bit
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