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Windows 7: Not Responding

15 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7Pro x64 OEM
Not Responding

Hi everyone, this is my first post here and I really hope you can help. I searched the forum for this problem and found a thread but mine seems a bit different so I am starting a new thread. I am running Windows 7Pro x64 OEM. I get the "not responding" in ALL applications (Opera,IE8,Firefox,Word,PowerPoint,Vlc media, WMPlayer or just accessing folders.) no matter how many are running. Here is my hardware list:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 705e Heka 2.5GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 65W Triple-Core Processor
MoBo: ASUS M2A74-AM AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Support DVI Output, DDR2 1066, EPU- Energy Saving
PSU / case: APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-BK/500 Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Cooling: aside from the PSU fan, I have two other case fans installed 5"/4".
HDD: OS is installed on brand new Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s. Several other storage drives from old pc.
I HAVE reflashed my BIOS and done a clean install of the OS w/ HDD format. I thought it might be an IrQ problem, but I have no experience working with those. I looked on my Notebook (which is working) and have a couple of devices on the same channel that are working.

Check out this thread, MS stopped responding to them: Windows 7 gives me "Not Responding" message a lot!
Please Help!

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15 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Disconnect all old storage drives and see if that helps.
If so, then try these free diagnostics on the storage drives:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)
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16 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7Pro x64 OEM

thanks i will try it tomorrow
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25 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7Pro x64 OEM

I haven't had time to open up my pc but this happened and I didn't know if it was relavant. My programs locked up again today. The desktop widget that tracks my cpu/ram actually showed my cpu at 00 percent usage several times during that lock up. When it wasn't 00 it only went up to 5% usage. I have never seen that before. It is almost like the bus crashed or something crazy like that.
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