Hey Whats going on :
Recently I started experiencing random Freezes and Hangs. Even during logon [ Starts all the way from after the windows 7 logo ]
My computer was working fine till yesterday night. In the morning I was in a hurry and Shut down the laptop. Windows asked me if I wanted to Force Close
all programs which I did.
Now it randomly hangs and freezes with the hard disk access light lit up. During these "freezes" the mouse moves around freely but everything else hangs [Including running programs.]
Also I experienced one BSOD
while using Google Chrome to search forums for an answer.
And there are several hard faults
occurring for svchost.exe
. Is there any way I can fix this without resorting to re installing windows? What I have done so far : 1.
Ran memtest to see if RAM had faults. Result : No Faults. 2.
Ran couple of Disk Checking tools and also the windows one. Result : No faults. S.M.A.R.T : OK. 3.
Restored to a point yesterday morning. Result : No changes, still hangs.
4. Tried to check minidumps from BSOD. None exist. [Even did a *dmp search. Found a AppCrash report for Zune Player] 4.
New BSOD - IRQl_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Uploaded BSOD logs. 5.
Ran sfc/scannow in CMD. No corruption. System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: CLEVO
System Model: P150HMx
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/09/11 15:14:23 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8170MB RAM
Page File: 2697MB used, 13639MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
[/B]DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Display Card : AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB
Sound Card : Realtek High Definition Audio I use Avast Anti-virus 7.0.1426 [ With Auto-Sandboxing disabled ] and Commodo Firewall 5.10.228257.2253 [Only the firewall.]. UPDATED :
3:30 PM [+5:30GMT] 6/2/2012 - Added sfc.
4:14 PM [+5:30GMT] 6/2/2012 - Added BSOD logs. 6:52 PM [+5:30GMT] 6/2/2012 - Unistalling Avast! Fixed the problem. Caused by aswSP.SYS. [Thanks to usasma]