|03 Oct 2010||#1|
| || |
FIXED: Windows 7 Not Responding
FYI. Follow up on original thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...esponding.html
I upgraded my system (motherboard, CPU and memory) and the problem still persisted. I found threads on other forums which lead me to the solution.
I originally had Windows 7 loaded on a 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Green drive. Found several reports that Green drives were problematic, especially as system drives. I purchased a new 500 GB WD Caviar Black drive and used the Acronis True Image software available on WD's website to clone the Green drive onto the Black drive. Removed the Green drive, using the cloned Black drive as the new system drive.
After two days of pounding the system (simultaneously playing videos, recording TV, surfing, running virus scans, Windows updates, software installs, etc.), have not seen a single instance of Windows Not Responding. Previously, the system was freezing every 5-10 minutes.
Using Resource Monitor, I've observed Disk Queue Length of up to 10 during heavy disk activity. The Green drive would freeze the system at queue length as low as 1. Response times would rapidly rises to thousands of milliseconds. The Black drive has never chocked, even at higher queue length, and the response time remained under 10 ms.
Hope this information helps others with similar hardware!
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: FIXED: Windows 7 Not Responding|
|Hi users -please post when your problem is fixed (or even not fixed)||Chillout Room|
|Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?||Installation & Setup|
|fixed BSOD isn't fixed :(||BSOD Help and Support|
|Not responding - now fixed!||Browsers & Mail|
|Windows 7 might get fixed||System Security|
|Windows Mail Fixed||Browsers & Mail|
|Windows Mail default fixed.||Browsers & Mail|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.