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Windows 7: Random Hang [no clue]

22 Jul 2012   #1
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Random Hang [no clue]

Hey there,

It's my first time here on this forum, and I must say, a big THANKS for all those who read this.

Alright, here is the breakdown of my computer. I have an Asus G73 XN1 gaming laptop running an Intel i7 740QM with 8GB RAM, 500GB hard-drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M; Its also running Windows 7 Ultimate (64x).

One day it just randomly hung up. no visible BSOD, it just hangs... nothing responds, no movement; NOTHING. Ctrl + Alt + Del doesnt do anything, and the only way to get it off is press and hold the power and force it off...

I haven't gotten any error messages, and I'm honestly not sure what can be done (short of a complete HD wipe)

HELP!?

Thanks again


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22 Jul 2012   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome back. I see you were here 2 times back in 2011.

Please fill out your system specs. Click the link in my signature to do that.

Have you checked your event logs?
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22 Jul 2012   #3
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

lol good catch (I copied and pasted from a similar post on a different forum)

i had forgotten that I was a member here lolz And I will fill that out, but in the link provided was my EXACT specs (aside from the upgrade to windows 7 ultimate ) and how to i check my event logs?
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22 Jul 2012   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Make sure you put the model number in there; right now it just says Asus. That will help people when they stop by the thread, they can just click on the specs link in your post.

To access the event logs, hit your Windows key and type event. The first application listed should be Event Viewer. Once you run it, you can look at a bunch of different types of logs. I would start with the system log and look for the last time there was an uncommanded restart, then backtrack a bit and see if there is anything that catches your eye that might be related to the problem. After you're done, move to the other logs and look for problems.
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22 Jul 2012   #5
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

i updated my specs, and that should help, and when viewing the logs, what am i really looking for? I can write JAVA code, but when it comes to this; its like brain surgery! lol
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22 Jul 2012   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Find where the restart happened, then look backwards for error messages, programs that stop responding, etc.
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22 Jul 2012   #7
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

it's happened quite a few times.. ALOT...

here is the most recent one ( the details ):

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-07-22T17:00:02.248418800Z" />
<EventRecordID>113563</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>NightHawk</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

Kernel-Power 41
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22 Jul 2012   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Backtrack from that event and look around.
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22 Jul 2012   #9
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'm starting to wonder if the issue might have to be the *attempted* overclocking that was tried a few months ago. not sure if that is a culprit... could be don't know how to undo any of the damage or settings that were done... my temps don't run more than 40c at most....
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22 Jul 2012   #10
G73JWXN1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

according to my event list (viewing my critical errors) it started back in march, and thats about when i was fiddling with overclocking and so on drat.
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