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Windows 7: issue with drivers, comp freezing.

28 Nov 2014   #1
bigbadwolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
issue with drivers, comp freezing.

Hello guys,

I'll be short:
My computer is getting freezes for 6-7 months, I had no idea what was the problem so I started to do stuff. (sometimes it freezes daily, then it's gone for weeks, no idea why. I can live with it but would like to fix it)
First I did some stress tests, memtests, etc and nothing came up.
Then I started to switch parts, reinstall OS, multiple times, also updated BIOS, drivers.
I could write so much more what I've tried so far, but now I am 99.99% sure it's a driver-related issue, and I don't know how to trace it or fix it (I've tried driver verifier, found 1 driver (ndisrd.sys) which is a network-helper or something, but after trying the older/newer version of the driver I still got freezes).

So, if we think that only some of the drivers are causing this, what should I do? Please someone with experience give me steps or advice.

(The comp freeze means that only hard reset helps, the screen stops at the last frame and sometimes buzzing noise is coming from the speakers, mostly during games, but happened during youtube..)

My specs are:
2x4 GB RAM, corsair DDR3 1333Mhz
ASUS HD7870 GPU
Intel i7-3770k 2.5GHz CPU
1x SSD with the OS installed, 1x 1TB HDD with stuff on it
700W PSU, coolermaster
ASUS P8H77-M mobo

Also, here are 2 links to my old posts, if you need more information read them or ask me:

Comp freezes and some BSOD, seems random, please give advice

Annoying, weird crashes, CPU or GPU, need advice


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03 Dec 2014   #2
Hercules2142

win7ultimate 64
 
 

Memory is faulty try taking out your memory one by one see if the problem persists
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04 Dec 2014   #3
bigbadwolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hercules2142 View Post
Memory is faulty try taking out your memory one by one see if the problem persists
thx for trolling
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10 Dec 2014   #4
Framack4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Have you run driver verifier? What should hopefully happen is your PC crashes and creates a minidump file, which will then tell you the faulty driver. I am currently having driver issues but when I use driver verifier my system freezes, rather than crashing, and no minidump files is created.
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11 Dec 2014   #5
bigbadwolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Framack4 View Post
Have you run driver verifier? What should hopefully happen is your PC crashes and creates a minidump file, which will then tell you the faulty driver. I am currently having driver issues but when I use driver verifier my system freezes, rather than crashing, and no minidump files is created.
Yes, I ran driver verifier, but I also had a comp freeze with mashed screen, no dump file. Try to stress only the half of the drivers, then if u get a freeze, uncheck the half of it, and try the quater of it and so on... so u will eventually get to 1 driver (hopefully). That's all I can help. If u find the driver, then update it IMO rather than deleting it.
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11 Dec 2014   #6
Framack4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbadwolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Framack4 View Post
Have you run driver verifier? What should hopefully happen is your PC crashes and creates a minidump file, which will then tell you the faulty driver. I am currently having driver issues but when I use driver verifier my system freezes, rather than crashing, and no minidump files is created.
Yes, I ran driver verifier, but I also had a comp freeze with mashed screen, no dump file. Try to stress only the half of the drivers, then if u get a freeze, uncheck the half of it, and try the quater of it and so on... so u will eventually get to 1 driver (hopefully). That's all I can help. If u find the driver, then update it IMO rather than deleting it.
Thanks for help. Good luck to you too
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11 Dec 2014   #7
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Have you Updated your BIOS from the parent Site?
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11 Dec 2014   #8
bigbadwolf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevy22 View Post
Have you Updated your BIOS from the parent Site?
Yes, i had freezes with the latest and the older BIOS also.
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