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Windows 7: How do I fix computer hanging up problem

22 Jan 2012   #1
SmashPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I fix computer hanging up problem

Good day.

I've been having a problem with my computer that it starts freezing and hang up for a while when I do stuff like: Watching videos, talking over skype/steam,sometimes playing games etc.

The sound freezes too and is in super slowmotion. After a while it returns back to normal.
NOTE: during the procces the mouse cursor is in busy mode and still animated.


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22 Jan 2012   #2
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Download a program called shexview from Nirsoft. Your problem may be a context menu item such as NVidia. With shexview you can remove context menu items and find which one is causing the problem. If your computer acts normally when run in safe mode I would suspect either the context menu or a driver.
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22 Jan 2012   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

SmashPixel,
My thoughts in these situations always turns to eliminating basic issues first. Heat is the nemesis here. How long has it been since you've done a deep clean on all case fans, fins, psu, cpu and gpu coolers? I would eliminate heat as an issue first and then move forward from there.
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22 Jan 2012   #4
Birddude007

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
SmashPixel,
My thoughts in these situations always turns to eliminating basic issues first. Heat is the nemesis here. How long has it been since you've done a deep clean on all case fans, fins, psu, cpu and gpu coolers? I would eliminate heat as an issue first and then move forward from there.
What he said^

Example-I was doing some work on my laptop and in the middle of what I was doing the laptop shutoff, it sort of freaked me out for a second, I tried to restart it but was getting a fatal error and it would keep shutting off without even going through full reboot.
My wife says"I bet it is full of dirt" and so I turned the laptop over and much to my surprise? My wife was right. The vent was full of caked on crud, i blew it all out and let it sit for a while so it will cool off. When I restarted it, it worked just fine with out any more issues, I have found that when it hangs, it is usually a heat issue.
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22 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Work through these troubleshooting steps which will reveal and repair the issue.
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22 Jan 2012   #6
SmashPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
SmashPixel,
My thoughts in these situations always turns to eliminating basic issues first. Heat is the nemesis here. How long has it been since you've done a deep clean on all case fans, fins, psu, cpu and gpu coolers? I would eliminate heat as an issue first and then move forward from there.
I cleaned my laptop like 2 weeks ago...
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