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Windows 7: Random freezes - Seven Professional x64

16 Apr 2013   #21
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
I also need the quicktime codec.... see my avatar.
You may easily use QuickTime Alternative.
Wow, thanks for that

I never really wanted QuickTime, I just needed the codec. I got rid of the driver and QuickTime and will update as it progresses.


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17 Apr 2013   #22
Arc

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Let us know the present situation after applying those changes.
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17 Apr 2013   #23
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did not work. Removed driver and QuickTime, just froze. Will run CCleaner and update.
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21 Apr 2013   #24
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry for the bump, it's just that I really need help with this, and if I'm going to do a system restore I'd just rather reinstall windows as a whole, which is something I don't want to do anytime soon.
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21 Apr 2013   #25
gregrocker

 

Are you still running MucAfee? Get rid of it completely by running the |MG| McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool 6.5.101.0 Download and then complete and report back on each of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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21 Apr 2013   #26
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you still running MucAfee? Get rid of it completely by running the |MG| McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool 6.5.101.0 Download and then complete and report back on each of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Will edit to complete with each of the steps.

1. All scans came back clean; not malware.
2. Nope, still freezing
3. Doing it atm, will report back
4. Did that, found nothing
5. Also tried this, but to no avail
6. This never works for anything, and this time it wasn't an exception
7. Second on to-do list.
8. Passed.
9. Passed.
10. Checked, no loose cables or anything
11. Not overheating, have looked into that already
12. An Ethernet port driver is missing (Which I never used, btw), and the driver that caused the BSOD was removed, so one of three of the CD/DVD-ROM Drive drivers is missing
13. I believe they're all up to date, but I can check
14. Installed the OS myself
15. Not doing that for the sixth time
16. If I ever need to do this, I'll just reinstall windows.
17. Could try this before a clean reinstall.
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21 Apr 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

Why are you so opposed to doing a simple System Restore to before the problem began? It takes minutes and is nothing comparable to reinstalling Win7.

A Repair Install may help but not if the problem is in hardware or settings of the OS or a program which are transferred back in.

MucAfee's corruption is so deep that I would reinstall, especially if this is the original factory preinstall which is a corrupt worst-possible install anyway.
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21 Apr 2013   #28
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why are you so opposed to doing a simple System Restore to before the problem began? It takes minutes and is nothing comparable to reinstalling Win7.

A Repair Install may help but not if the problem is in hardware or settings of the OS or a program which are transferred back in.

MucAfee's corruption is so deep that I would reinstall, especially if this is the original factory preinstall which is a corrupt worst-possible install anyway.
It's not that I'm opposed, it's just that I'll lose a ton of things which I don't really know what; if I reinstall, I'll just backup all I need and we're done.

Not counting the fact that I don't know if I have a restore point. I'll look into it, though.
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21 Apr 2013   #29
gregrocker

 

System Restore will tell you exactly what programs will need to be reinstalled, but no files are affected. However you should always have all of your files backed up anyway.

You'd really need a Restore point before the problem began, however.
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21 Apr 2013   #30
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK, no old restore points. Guess that leaves us without that option.

EDIT: Also, why all the hate on McAfee? Any other AVs you recommend?
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