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Windows 7: windows 7 hanging and crashing but not on xp

04 Sep 2012   #21
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

can you run a chkdsk/f on it? If you can't do it logged on to windows, try it in safe mode. Either way, It will tell you it needs to unmount the drive..allow it to do so and restart...I'm wondering if you have a bad HDD...or bad sectors on it..

Click, Start>>>Computer>>>Highlight Os/C>>>Right click>>>Properties>>>Tools>>>Error Checking, Click, Check now

or

in the start menu, type "chkdsk" in the search bar. When it shows up in the area above, you may need to right click and select "run as administrator" to get the cmd prompt to open instead of just appear for a sec. In cmd Prompt, you will need to type chkdsk/f and hit ENTER. Then y a few times. and Reboot...Depending on the Size of the hard-drive, it may pay you to....go make supper. take a (long) shower, or whatever else you migh have in mind to do, as the CHKDSK process will take some time to run.

Then see what happens...

Or you can try a different hard drive if you have one handy...and start fresh again...

These are just a few troubleshooting steps, as I don't know exactly what is causing your issue.


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04 Sep 2012   #22
adio2k11

windows 7 home premium
 
 

i have installed win7 on 3 different hdds on this computer and it still happens but will run chkdsk anyway as cant hurt to
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05 Sep 2012   #23
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adio2k11 View Post
i have installed win7 on 3 different hdds on this computer and it still happens but will run chkdsk anyway as cant hurt to
Ok....but this is a weird problem..you meet the minimum requirements? Perhaps you can post your spec's if you haven't done so already...Motherboard, Processor, memory...etc...

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

I copied and pasted the article in-case the link don't work.


Windows 7 system requirements:
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

Internet access (fees may apply)

Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware

Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance

For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required

Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware

HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7

DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive

BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2

BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive

Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.

Music and sound require audio output

Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.

PCs with multi-core processors:
Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors. All 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 32 processor cores, while 64‑bit versions can support up to 256 processor cores.

PCs with multiple processors (CPUs):
Commercial servers, workstations, and other high-end PCs may have more than one physical processor. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate allow for two physical processors, providing the best performance on these computers. Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor.
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05 Sep 2012   #24
adio2k11

windows 7 home premium
 
 

yes it meats the system requirements as i have said before i ran the windows 7 advisor from xp and there is no issue it found but i still have the problem as well as not being able to download any updates for it otr install them if im lucky i get maybe 5 mins after it goes to desktop before it hangs and thats the maximum time plus all the system specs are on this forum in my profile
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06 Sep 2012   #25
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, I see your spec's and they look fine. Have you checked your Device Manager? Are there any conflicts? Red X's?

go to START and right click on COMPUTER and chose PROPERTIES then Device Manager....

Other than that, I don't know why you can't do any updates...Are you accessing this forums from that computer?
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06 Sep 2012   #26
adio2k11

windows 7 home premium
 
 

i am accessing this forum from the same computer just not on windows 7 but on win xp instead as it works fine in xp and theres no red xs in device manager
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07 Sep 2012   #27
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adio2k11 View Post
i am accessing this forum from the same computer just not on windows 7 but on win xp instead as it works fine in xp and theres no red xs in device manager
Ok...then on the computer with Windows 7, when it is loaded and on your desktop..go into the device manager and see if you have your Network Adapter drivers installed..maybe on the xp side (now) download the latest drivers to a usb flash drive or other HDD for that device, then when you go into Windows 7 update it using those drivers...
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07 Sep 2012   #28
adio2k11

windows 7 home premium
 
 

that wiont work as i cant install the updates if the computyer hangs which means no mouse or keyboard or any activity it just freezes then has to be restarted
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08 Sep 2012   #29
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adio2k11 View Post
that wiont work as i cant install the updates if the computyer hangs which means no mouse or keyboard or any activity it just freezes then has to be restarted
What happens if you leave it and walk away...and just let it do it's thing?

Maybe you have a corrupt disk? or even a scratch or finger prints on it?...not sure...

but in windows xp side, or on another computer, go to this website and download your version that you have and use the key that you have to activate it..this is for testing purposes...

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

This will already have the SP1 installed...for you...you will have to create an .iso of the download, but it will tell you all that on that web site...

I have to leave for work now (10am EST) and won't be home till 9pm est....but I'll try to check the forums from my phone later...
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09 Sep 2012   #30
adio2k11

windows 7 home premium
 
 

i will do the win sp1 iso as soon as i can install a 2nd hdd into the computer as 1 of the 3 dided will post back once it ghas been done
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