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Windows 7: crashes

16 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7

There is no new update to the chipset when we went to update it. It is updated. The memory was at first two kinds, but is now only one kind. It crashed twice after I replaced all the memory, all 4, with new memory. So two different kinds of memory was not the problem, or maybe some of the problem, since it crashes less often. It was crashing even when I had only the original 2. When I took out those two, and put in all the same memory, it crashed twice. But since then, for the last two days, it has not crashed at all. Maybe something has righted itself. I am still keeping track of the CPU temperature. So, the chipset has the latest memory, all the drivers are updated, the memory is all one kind. There have been two crashes since all that was done, three days ago, but no crashes the last two days. I am hoping something in there righted itself. I am still keeping track of the CPU temperature.

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17 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

No crashes yesterday. Maybe it was just a temperature problem? I made no changes since the last two crashes except I moved the case. Thanks for your help, and I will be back if I start getting crashes again.
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27 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7

Well, it is not temperature. It still crashes with no rhyme or reason. I even bought regCure and cleaned my registry. That messed up my USB somehow and I could not connect (external nik) and one of the mice quit working and I had to unplug it and restart. Could it be having two mice? But I had two mice with Vista. Could it be AVG? But I had that with Vista. It happens with different programs. Not with a lot open, once just email and internet. I tried looking at event manager. Under administrative there are all these exclamation points in red circles for schannel. Could it be that? But there is no specific event just before it freezes and has to be rebooted, just the event that it was rebooted from an abnormal shut down. It will go fine for several days, then freeze. the screen freezes (once some wait icon was whirling and stopped) but the mouse keeps working for a second, then the mouse freezes. I do have a new mouse, but that is recent, and freezes were happening before that, so I don't see how it is the mouse, and I have checked firmware and drivers for that.
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27 Nov 2009   #14

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tikitavi View Post
Could it be AVG?
In every case, yes. Always AVG. Every time. Without fail. AVG is worst. That's all I've been saying lately.

Search my user name for AVG on the forum and you'll see lol.
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28 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7

What would you recommend for anti-virus and email scanner for Windows 7? I have a 3-computer license on AVG that is good for another year. The other two are not having trouble but they are still Windows XP. (I got my newer computer later after they came out with Vista, which I did not like so I upgraded asap.) But I will replace it on my computer if that stops the freezes. The firewall does not work on it, but I have Windows firewall going (They gave me a process to fix the firewall but I have not bothered yet). It has anti-virus and anti-spyware and web shield and email scanner. I had trouble with Norton, which I had before, which is why I switched to AVG. I switched to AVG because it has a free antivirus that the other computers had, which seemed to work fine, and I cannot afford all this anti- stuff for all the computers in my household. I do run spybot occasionallly, which I guess I could run regularly against spyware but I still need something for virus and email. I am willing to try something that you recommend. I will search your posts.
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28 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7

From looking over other posts, looks like I will try Avast and see if that works since it looks like I can try it for free. Since this happens sometiimes only every few days, it might be a while before I know if it works, like no freezes for more than 4 says.
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21 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7

Well, it has been quite some time and I have had no further freezes after replacing AVG with Avast. So either that was the problem, or I had multiple problems (with some attempted fixes the rate of freezing seemed to have gone down). Somewhat discouraging, since I had bought a 2-year subscription for 3 computers for AVG that was less than half over. The other two computers are still XP, and I suppose will stay that way until they have to be replaced. Thanks for the help here.
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