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Windows 7: Win7 freezes when deleting a file

09 Oct 2012   #31
candora

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, quick update: I booted it in safe mode and had absolutely no problems. So, I rebooted back in normal mode, confirmed I do still have problems, used TuneUp Utilities to disable every program that starts with the computer, and now have my computer in what I call "skinny mode" with pretty much everything disabled that I could disable (except the sound card drivers).

Now it is functioning normally. So, I'm thinking it is some program booting up with my computer that is causing issues. I guess now it is a matter of figuring out which one(s). I'll post the results once I figure out something.


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09 Oct 2012   #32
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candora View Post
Well, quick update: I booted it in safe mode and had absolutely no problems. So, I rebooted back in normal mode, confirmed I do still have problems, used TuneUp Utilities to disable every program that starts with the computer, and now have my computer in what I call "skinny mode" with pretty much everything disabled that I could disable (except the sound card drivers).

Now it is functioning normally. So, I'm thinking it is some program booting up with my computer that is causing issues. I guess now it is a matter of figuring out which one(s). I'll post the results once I figure out something.
Awesome.

Now enable one program at a time until the problem comes back and you will know exactly what is causing it. Let us know what it is Thanks.
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09 Oct 2012   #33
candora

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, good news. I figured out which program has been causing all of this frustration, and it is the last program on the list I would have suspected: Stardock Objectdock.

I've been using that program ever since I got this computer without any trouble. I'm guessing something updated in the Windows7 system that now conflicts with Objectdock. But whatever the case, with Objectdock gone I can now delete files without my computer freezing up.

Thank you ICit2lol, parman, and golden for working with me on this for the past several days!
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09 Oct 2012   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

To do the safe mode do as parman says - I personally rhthmyically tap that key as opposed to holding it down but the choice is a personal one I guess I just like hearing the beep when it's starting that but candora my friend I really don't like those addon tune up apps as most of he Windows tools do the job. In fact things like defragging Windows will put back the files in the order it likes them and originally put them.
If you haven't got a SSD - just a straight hard disk drive (HDD) then it should be set to auto defrag at regular intervals so negating the need for you to do it. Having said that I used to use a small app called My Defrag which ran fast and then the Windows did it's run in a much quicker time.
I think if you check by default Windows in my experience does the auto defrag at some thing like 3am and if you don't keep the machines probably dosn't get done too often. Reset it for say 8am once a week.
OOps just saw your last post but my suggestions are there for you to use if you so wish - just be careful with those real sound good tune up apps and the one you found was the problem child they sound great but in all honesty wreck more than they fix IMHO - have fun and oh just try safe mode it's worth keeping in mind for the future - go in see what it is like and then restart.
One last thing try this this tutorial it will speed up your machine really good I use it on all mine and fixes.
Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance
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10 Oct 2012   #35
candora

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the tips, ICit2lol. I just checked out that Optimize Windows page and have already made a couple of changes. Thanks for all of the help!
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10 Oct 2012   #36
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

no probs I wasn't that much of a help but hey thats what this forum is all about in my mind - some teamwork - one day you may be able to help out someone yourself
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11 Oct 2012   #37
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candora View Post
used TuneUp Utilities
Ahhh, now it becomes clear - please do NOT use any tuneup software - they are not needed by Windows 7, at all. Uninstall, and lets see if things are better.
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11 Oct 2012   #38
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candora View Post
used TuneUp Utilities
Ahhh, now it becomes clear - please do NOT use any tuneup software - they are not needed by Windows 7, at all. Uninstall, and lets see if things are better.
Which is exactly my sentiment Golden I think I mentioned that early on in the piece cos they are all pieces of cr.... err rubbish
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