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Windows 7: Constant freezing with seemingly no reason

07 May 2012   #1
Dan33185

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit
 
 
Constant freezing with seemingly no reason

My computer has been freezing pretty consistently lately and I have no idea why. At first it would just be on videos, so I figured it was flash. I uninstalled, re-installed, same problem happened. Then I thought maybe it was Chrome. Uninstalled, re-installed, same problem. Now it is happening at random times, video or no video. I've disabled and uninstalled anti virus because I've heard sometimes than can cause problems, and that doesn't help either. I'm at a loss right now as to what to do..is there a test I can run, diagnostics, anything?


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07 May 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Dan,
Welcome to SevenForums.

What will help us to help you would be for you to fluff out those system specs;.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
(left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.
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thanks,
karl
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07 May 2012   #3
Dan33185

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit
 
 

Updated
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 May 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

you can add the amount of ram you have to those specs.

Install speccy,link in my sig, watch your temps with it. If they start to climb, let us know how far they climb before the freeze.

Supply following info:
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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07 May 2012   #5
Dan33185

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit
 
 

Here you go


Attached Thumbnails
-disk-management.png  
Attached Files
File Type: txt startup.txt (4.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: txt Scheduled Tasks.txt (2.2 KB, 16 views)
File Type: txt install.txt (15.1 KB, 12 views)
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07 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Dan,
Ram is cheap. I do recommend upgrading to 4 GB or more if the laptop allows such.

Also add info about your HDD or SDD to your specs please.
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07 May 2012   #7
Dan33185

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit
 
 

I know lack of ram isn't the problem as this has just popped up in the last few weeks and I've had the computer for over a year now.
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07 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

while I looking at those files,
you should consider running defrag.exe (the microsoft defragmenter).

Does appear that you have a HDD so that answers one question for me (gleaned from disk managment display and experience).

Run CMD.EXE as administrator and enter following commands:
DEFRAG C:
EXIT

To run cmd as administrator:
WIN | type CMD.EXE | do NOT hit ENTER |
CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keycombo | ALT + Y key combo

WIN=key with microsoft flag on top
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07 May 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dan33185 View Post
I know lack of ram isn't the problem as this has just popped up in the last few weeks and I've had the computer for over a year now.
Sure am glad that with your wealth of experience you know immediately more than someone who has done this for more years than you are old.
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07 May 2012   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Are you seeing any error messages?

Do you see any errors in Device Manager?

Do you have any spare parts to swap in to see if the problems then disappear?

If nothing else, run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt to see if it finds any errors.
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