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17 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 
Windows 7 64bit Home - Freezes

Hello everyone,

First post here since I have browsed through the whole net to find a solution to my problem. Im not a PC expert I tend to play video games mostly but I tend to have some knowledge about computers and have some close friends that know more than me in the OS's.

First of all I would like to say that this exact problem occured to me long time ago when I downloaded a Windows 7 OS from a torrent. back then I thought that its common for the OS to be buggy and doing these things so I switched back to windows xp. Back then I also had a gfx card that supported dx11 and the only reason that I wanted back then to install Windows 7 was the dx11 support for next gen games.

1 week ago or so bioshock 2 came out so I was happy that finally I could see dx11 in a video game. I went on to buy a legit copy of Windows 7 since I wanted to get over the problem it used to have with the downloaded version.

Now onto the problem. First of all back then we also tried several things to my computer now we are 99% sure its probably a driver problem. After reading some posts I might do some tweaking on the BIOS.

About my specs/drivers.
Im using a intel core duo 2.66ghz with geil ram running at 1066 mhz, also ATi Radeon 5870 with the latest drivers, using a razer deathadder mouse along with a microsoft reclusa keyboard. also using a logitech g25 steering wheel, and 2 external drives through usb. so all my usb ports are occupied. i also got a corsair 650watt supply.

Right now Im at work and will try to attach any files you might want from the events or something else ( please explain to me how to do these things when u ask em because im no expert ). oh we also did a memtest so ram's fine.

Oh yes the problem. Whenever I leave my PC open at night to download a torrent with utorrent, when I get to my PC I see its been frozen. what I mean by that, the keyboard isnt responding not even caps lock on/off, the mouse is stuck and cant do anything! Back when I was playing world of warcraft I knew how to cause this same exact freezing. Here is the catch , when I tried entering with my lvl 80 which was located into a big city that had many players around , this problem occured, but when I was entering with an alt lvl 1 to an empty world, the problem didnt occur. What the hell is this?? SOmething that had to do with the internet?? because I can play modern warfare 2 non stop or anyother game and my PC doesnt freeze!!! I can play 5 hours non stop my PC gets nothing, when I try downloading a torrent after a while it freezes. On a side note which is very very strange, when I downloaded Friends which was 28gb the first time I installed Windows 7 the PC didnt cause a freeze and it downloaded properly. maybe something that has to do with my external drives or something that has to do with the internet? then again im thinking about the bios.

Btw my 1 external drive is 500gb the other is 1TB. my main drive C: is 1TB.

PS: I dont play wow anymore to test if it still happens.

---------- Post added at 11:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:04 AM ----------

I seem to have something similar with this guy: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...lp-please.html

How do I change setting on my bios without causing anything to get damaged? I have an ASUS p5k and use 2x2gb ram of Geil's fast ram's running at 1066MHz


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18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

any reply please?
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18 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I wish I could help. I only found this because I have a problem that I need help with and this seemed like the closest issue to mine.

I actually never had any freezing problems before with my laptop that I got in December, but once I installed Bioshock 2 it's been freezing on me. Unfortunately, I need it for some work (I make game videos for a website to get a bit of extra money) and cannot get rid of it yet to see if it is the culprit.

I kind of hope it is though, even though I would love to play through it a few times after I'm finished, but I just want my poor computer to stop freezing.

Maybe it's some weird issue with Windows 7, DX11, and Bioshock 2. I can't really assume anything though since I don't know enough, otherwise I would not be here.
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18 Feb 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tetsu0 View Post
First of all I would like to say that this exact problem occured to me long time ago when I downloaded a Windows 7 OS from a torrent.
Sorry. We don't promote/support piracy here.

I stopped reading after that line.
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18 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tetsu0 View Post
First of all I would like to say that this exact problem occured to me long time ago when I downloaded a Windows 7 OS from a torrent.
Sorry. We don't promote/support piracy here.

I stopped reading after that line.
That's a little unfair since he did end up purchasing a legitimate copy and his issue is with an official, un-pirated version. Also, the betas and RCs were pretty much okayed by Microsoft (or at least they didn't mind it much) to be torrented. He may have had one of those.
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18 Feb 2010   #6

 
 

My bad :P

Does your computer go to sleep?
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18 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Phew. Good to see a senior member on a forum who does not think they're better than everyone else. I've been on plenty of forums where me saying something like that to a senior member has gotten me tons of crap.

Anywho, was the question directed at me? If so, my laptop does not go to sleep.

I really would understand having a problem like this if I had built my computer since I can usually blame it on myself and figure out what I did wrong, but now that I'm using a laptop I'm a bit of a loss and the Toshiba forums aren't very helpful.

All I know is that everything was working fine before Bioshock 2. I have threads on the Steam forums, since I purchased through there, and 2K forums, so I'm also looking for help here just to cover all my bases.


EDIT: Also, I hope I am not hijacking this thread from tetsu0 :P if I am, I'm sorry and will make one of my own!
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18 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

Hi, some update. today I returned from work as usual that means I left the PC for about 12 hours just running utorrent. Thing is! the PC wasnt frozen! BUT!!! but the download was stuck at 44% with no seeders or leechers the whole time. what does this mean... ??? I guess if it had downloaded some of the 15.6gb file it would still freeze but im not to sure. gonna let it download the file and see tomorrow how that went. Also I read somewhere else that disabling the Aero themes might help some, also what I did was: Disable the auto scheduled Defragment (on default Windows 7 will have that run to 1 o clock every day) and also disable indexing on all my hard drives (dunno how all that would help). will do the aero thingy today also to see if that works.
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18 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

By the way from the event viewer I have many errors of this:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3.
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19 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

A friend suggested that I download only at wi-fi mode since he thinks there must be something wrong with my ethernet port. Gonna see how that goes and report back.

Edit: so far so good, no freeze the last 9 minutes (this morning in 5 minutes it had froze, I wanted to see how long will it take to freeze when downloading)
btw I saw on windows update about an Atheros Ethernet something,its an optional update, shall I install that?

Edit2: IM SURE now that the problem was the ethernet port, having internet through wi-fi and downloading from there I havent seen any FREEZES.
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