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Windows 7: Seven locks up after an hour or so idle

23 Sep 2009   #21
headshot

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WurliTzerwilly View Post
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I have exactly the same problem. I've found that if left for long enough, usually it will come back. Sometimes its a full 15 minutes but it will unfreeze. I hate to have to turn off screen blanking but I also hate having to force restart on a regular basis. Anyone have any ideas on this?
I never left it long enough to find out. I was always in too much of a panic to use it.
It does appear to be something to do with screen blank/idling.

Regards,

Alan.
hey alan, all u got to do is to uncheck "auto-hide the desktop" from taskbar properties. everything should be fine.


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23 Sep 2009   #22
polorsport

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm having the same issues here as well. I think it has to do with this latest version of utorrent.
Now my pc is turning off randomly.
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23 Sep 2009   #23
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by headshot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WurliTzerwilly View Post
Quote:
I have exactly the same problem. I've found that if left for long enough, usually it will come back. Sometimes its a full 15 minutes but it will unfreeze. I hate to have to turn off screen blanking but I also hate having to force restart on a regular basis. Anyone have any ideas on this?
I never left it long enough to find out. I was always in too much of a panic to use it.
It does appear to be something to do with screen blank/idling.

Regards,

Alan.
hey alan, all u got to do is to uncheck "auto-hide the desktop" from taskbar properties. everything should be fine.
Um its autohide the taskbar not desktop

Ken
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23 Sep 2009   #24
headshot

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

lol sorry, i misstyped it
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23 Sep 2009   #25
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

There is a setting in Utorrent that allows Utorrent to auto shut down the system after the downloads complete or seeding target is reached. Perhaps this setting is enabled in your version of utorrent and perhaps this is causing the problem.
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23 Sep 2009   #26
headshot

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

some people have this problem caused by utorrent. some other have this caused by auto-hide and auto-blanking desktop, including me.
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24 Sep 2009   #27
carlitobklyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

For me, it has nothing to do with utorrent.
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24 Sep 2009   #28
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I had this problem for a while a few months back. Random freezes that needed a hard re boot.
Im not 100% sure but i tihnk it was my graphics card driver. I un installed the ATi stuff and let W7 install its own native drivers and ive not had the problem since.
Probably no help to anyone but i thought i would mention it.
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25 Sep 2009   #29
WurliTzerwilly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
I had this problem for a while a few months back. Random freezes that needed a hard re boot.
Im not 100% sure but i tihnk it was my graphics card driver. I un installed the ATi stuff and let W7 install its own native drivers and ive not had the problem since.
Probably no help to anyone but i thought i would mention it.
I think you could well be right. In my case it does seem to be something to do with the graphics card and an errant driver or Windows 7 being cussed, could easily be the problem.

Regards,

Alan.
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27 Oct 2009   #30
Pibby

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've confirmed through a few other sources, and with a bit of trial-and-error of my own that this is related to Auto-Hide on x64 Windows 7 Systems, hardware doesn't seem to come into play. For me it happened on two different computers, one a laptop with no common hardware manufacturer, and the other a desktop system I built last summer.

For now it seems disabling 'auto hide the taskbar' fixes the problem. I hate this though, so I've found that if you leave a window open, or your mouse-over the task bar it should be 100% fine.

I hope Microsoft figures the issue out on their end and patches it soon. It's annoying, and I don't always remember to leave a window open (on screen, not minimized). Additionally I have a habit of hitting the show desktop button before leaving my system.

My two-cents might be pointless at this point, but I thought I'd throw them into the hat anyway. Similar issues may be caused by other things, but an issue that matches the description of the TC is consistently experienced by many users who 'auto-hide' their taskbar.
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