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Windows 7: Random lockups and freezing

09 Apr 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Unfortunately, that did not provide information on what firmware needs updating. Could be the BIOS, hard disk, DVD drive, etc. Could also just be Windows corruption.
  • Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.



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11 Apr 2012   #12
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Alright, ran sfc /scannow already, 3 times, did not show any integrity violations for all 3 times.
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11 Apr 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Looks good. Still, it might be a good idea to Repair Install Windows 7 to rule out Windows corruption as a cause.
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11 Apr 2012   #14
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Looks good. Still, it might be a good idea to Repair Install Windows 7 to rule out Windows corruption as a cause.
I'm worried about taking that risk... It looks pretty complicated.

Anyways I'm here to report that the issue still isn't fixed. Computer locked up again right after i booted it up and started Google Chrome.
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12 Apr 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, since you are hesitant to do the repair install, we will proceed with other troubleshooting steps. The simplest would be to check if there is an application or service conflicting with Windows. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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18 Apr 2012   #16
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

EDIT: I guess I spoke too soon. Computer just froze again even on a clean startup.

Might want to add that it has a high tendency of freezing shortly after resuming from sleep. But it does happen every few without going to sleep.

Also want to add that I've unplugged my DVD reader from the PC (both SATA and power port) since I don't use it anymore and so I could rule that out from being the cause.
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18 Apr 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds like hardware to me. Let us know how things go with the DVD reader unplugged. If you still freeze, we will provide further troubleshooting steps for hardware to check.
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18 Apr 2012   #18
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Sounds like hardware to me. Let us know how things go with the DVD reader unplugged. If you still freeze, we will provide further troubleshooting steps for hardware to check.
Its been unplugged since Friday last week.
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18 Apr 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ah, proceed with the following hardware checks, then.
  • Monitor temperatures during the following tests.
    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
  • Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.
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19 Apr 2012   #20
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Did Memtest for 12 passes last night (overslept) without any errors. Will continue with the rest.

However, just wanna state that my computer freezing seems to happen most often after resuming from sleep. Within half an hour from resuming from sleep. Could it be any of my hardware being sleep-incompatible?
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