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Windows 7: Computer freezing help

28 Jan 2014   #1
Thedoctor44

 
Computer freezing help

I've had my computer since last march and I've had it formatted multiple times due to BSODs and freezes, after it has been formatted it works for while then the problem comes back. I've had it sent off to the manufacturer and they said it's not hardware but the upgraded my power supply from a 400 watt to a 700 watt. They also replaced the graphics card because the fan was making a noise, in fact they upgraded it from a GTX 650 to a GTX 650 Ti. Now it's something i'm installing but I can't figure out what it is. If you need anymore information then ask. I've done memory tests and stress tests so I'm 99% positive that it's not hardware but it's something I've installed but I can't figure out what. I'm quite confident that it's drivers.


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29 Jan 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey, Welcome to Seven forums.

When you say PC freezes, when does this happens? during games, watching videos or just like that. You also mentioned that the issue is due to drivers? Are you referring to GPU drivers? If yes, download the latest drivers from NVIDIA site and also download Driver Sweeper. Uninstall the GPU drivers, run driversweeper to clean the left overs of the drivers. Install the latest drivers now. Reboot.
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29 Jan 2014   #3
Thedoctor44

 

Thanks for the reply.
It freezes when playing games, it doesn't do it often. I have the latest Nvidia drivers (not beta drivers). My experience with driver sweeper is horrible; when I've used it before it crashes on uninstalling drivers which cause my PC to freeze. As a result it causes lots of problems when I turn it back on so I don't particularly want to use it.
I've found computer freezing is extremely difficult to solve as there is generally no clue as to why it has happened.
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29 Jan 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Some hardware tests to run.


Hard drive(s)test(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
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RAM (memory) test:
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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29 Jan 2014   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Drivers?

Suggest running sigverif.exe to check for unsigned drivers as well as updating any out of date drivers.

Start> Run then type

sigverif.exe

Press Enter.

If any unsigned drivers are detected post the results and someone will take a look.
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29 Jan 2014   #6
Thedoctor44

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Suggest running sigverif.exe to check for unsigned drivers as well as updating any out of date drivers.

Start> Run then type

sigverif.exe

Press Enter.

If any unsigned drivers are detected post the results and someone will take a look.
I've ran sigverif.exe and it found no errors.
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29 Jan 2014   #7
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Thanks for the reply.
It freezes when playing games, it doesn't do it often. I have the latest Nvidia drivers (not beta drivers). My experience with driver sweeper is horrible; when I've used it before it crashes on uninstalling drivers which cause my PC to freeze. As a result it causes lots of problems when I turn it back on so I don't particularly want to use it.
I've found computer freezing is extremely difficult to solve as there is generally no clue as to why it has happened.
It does not freeze, it merely stops responding for some time.

But, it will come back after sometime showing all the left overs of the driver. After you uninstall the driver and run the sweeper. PC freezing can be caused by driver clashing.
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29 Jan 2014   #8
Thedoctor44

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thedoctor44 View Post
Thanks for the reply.
It freezes when playing games, it doesn't do it often. I have the latest Nvidia drivers (not beta drivers). My experience with driver sweeper is horrible; when I've used it before it crashes on uninstalling drivers which cause my PC to freeze. As a result it causes lots of problems when I turn it back on so I don't particularly want to use it.
I've found computer freezing is extremely difficult to solve as there is generally no clue as to why it has happened.
It does not freeze, it merely stops responding for some time.

But, it will come back after sometime showing all the left overs of the driver. After you uninstall the driver and run the sweeper. PC freezing can be caused by driver clashing.
Hmm, well I already have the latest GPU drivers from Nvidia and I didn't have any previous drivers because I downloaded the latest one after formatting my hard drive.
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29 Jan 2014   #9
Thedoctor44

 

I'm thinking that my only option is to format my computer again, but this time I think I'll get windows to install all drivers for me because I've been told that's one of the best things to do. How exactly do you do it and is it worth doing, would anyone recommend getting windows to install drivers for me?
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30 Jan 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Run Windows Update with these settings.

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