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Windows 7: freezing during certain installations

22 Jan 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
freezing during certain installations

System: CPU Intel core2duo e8400, 2x1gb ddr2 800, mainboard msi p43
O.S.: Windows 7 x64
Problem: During some certain game installations or heavy hdd activity while the cpu is not extremely loaded, the os feels like it's single tasking , like it can't do anything else ... e.g.: yahoo messenger freezes or reacts very slowly, even right clicking in explorer take a few seconds. I have no extreme memory load with other programs. If additional details are needed please ask and i'll reply.

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22 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Type memory diagnostics in search and check results.

Type process explorer in search and download

Obviously, I am headed toward a memory problem.

Also, try to diasble Anti Virus
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try chkdsk too.
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22 Jan 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Try chkdsk too.
And try this sage advice, also.
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23 Jan 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The memory diagnostic went fine without any errors. Also, do you mean, this process explorer ? ( Process Explorer )
Checking for bad sectors in chkdsk would take a really long time, so i ran normal hdd tests in chkdsk i got about 2TB of hdd :|
The Anti-Virus (kaspersky) was disabled all along, i only enable it when i have doubts about certain downloaded files.
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23 Jan 2010   #6

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Process explorer will show what is using ram. Maybe we can temporarily deactiviate it to see if that helps solve your problem.
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24 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

it's definitely a memory problem, the ram usage goes up to 100% while the installer is running and clears up the memory after a minute or two, once the installation is finished. It's not a huge issue but I never encountered installations that freeze up your pc like this. I basically can't do anything else while a game installation is running
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24 Jan 2010   #8

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Well, if it is a memory problem and the Memory Diagnostics shows no problems. Process explorer can show what is using all the memory, when you experience the problem and whether it can be corrected or you must buy more ram.
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24 Jan 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrevived View Post
it's definitely a memory problem, the ram usage goes up to 100% while the installer is running and clears up the memory after a minute or two, once the installation is finished. It's not a huge issue but I never encountered installations that freeze up your pc like this. I basically can't do anything else while a game installation is running
More than likely your A/V is causing the memory spike problem which is slowing down your machine. This has been an ongoing problem with certain A/V's on certain systems with Windows 7 for quite awhile now. Recommend that you uninstall your A/V then restest and see if the slow downs stop or not. You can't just disable your A/V for this test, it will need to be uninstalled completely.
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25 Jan 2010   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm gonna test that as soon as i finish working. Interesting take on the problem, thanks for the tip, I'll reply with the result
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