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Windows 7: Freeze After Idle, Not a Sleeping Issue

11 Apr 2012   #31
Vir Gnarus

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It's most likely in the Chipset drivers, I see no mention of it anywhere else. Note that it's not recommended you install the IMEI (Intel Management Engine Interface) drivers unless for some reason you wish to have remote access capabilities into your PC, otherwise it'll just take up resources, be a potential point of failure, and also will be an open way for malware to pour through.


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11 Apr 2012   #32
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Maybe a stupid thing but did you tried this in the Power Plan settings:

(Sorry it's in dutch) but the option is under 'Your scheme' then click advanced option and expand HDD and look at the picture for disabling it (set it to never)
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11 Apr 2012   #33
DonMegel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If the HDD never sleeps won't it wear out really fast? Not to mention use lots of electricity?
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12 Apr 2012   #34
Vir Gnarus

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Not really. HDs don't use nearly as much power as a CPU or video card, and unless you are using heavy I/O on them 24/7 having them not sleep will not degrade their lifespan.
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10 Jun 2012   #35
DonMegel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Revive Thread!

Ok, when last we spoke we had narrowed it down to the Motherboard or the PSU. I sent the MB back to Gigabyte and they sent it back after a 24hr burn in, saying all was ok. So, I put a different power supply in the machine. Freeze after 20 hrs or so. So I changed video cards, same thing. So I disabled the on-board video, same thing.

What to do now? Gigabyte says the motherboard is fine, I've tried multiple PSU and multiple video cards, I've tried changing out the RAM and ran over 24 hrs of CPU tests.

I have no idea whats going on.
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11 Jun 2012   #36
Vir Gnarus

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Did you set the drive to never sleep as recommended by Gianni? Also, I don't believe we ever asked you to describe your freezing. Is it a solid freeze where everything included mouse cursor is unresponsive? Can we also get a JCGriff Report since I don't recall that we ever did receive such from ya. Lastly, show us any warnings or issues pointed out in CrystalDiskInfo.
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17 Jun 2012   #37
DonMegel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My apologies for the delay, I have indeed tried to set the drive to never sleep.

The freeze is hard, nothing will move or respond. The fans and lights are still on as is the display but nothing will move. CTL-ALT-DEL will not work either. Only solution is to reset it.

Its not a BSOD, can I still do a JCliff report?
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18 Jun 2012   #38
Vir Gnarus

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, please. It still provides us a lot of data that we can use.
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18 Jun 2012   #39
DonMegel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, here you go
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21 Jun 2012   #40
DonMegel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So did that help at all?
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