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Windows 7: Formatted my Dell Studio 1555 a while ago and it KEEPS FREEZING up!

09 Oct 2012   #1
klsbentley

64 bit windows 7
 
 
Formatted my Dell Studio 1555 a while ago and it KEEPS FREEZING up!

I did a complete re-format of my Dell Studio 1555 a few months ago and ever since it keeps freezing up! Just randomly! Not at any specific time or with any specific programs opened. I have to hold the power button and restart the computer once it freezes because nothing else works. It's driving me crazy! Please help! Thanks.


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09 Oct 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

So why did you format the drive and reinstall? What was the original problem?

Did you do a complete wipe of the drive the the diskpart Clean Command?
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09 Oct 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Disk Check

To check for any bad sectors on the hard-drive and;

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

For edwar's suggestion.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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09 Oct 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you install from a dvd , the recovery partition ?

Freezing could result from a bad drive.
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09 Oct 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

A Format is an inconsequential step during the process of installing which doesn't even have to be done by the user since the installer will do it for you if you skip it.

Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.

I suggest you start over and do it correctly with the goal to get a perfect reinstall. Everything you need is in the blue link.
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09 Oct 2012   #6
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.

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Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
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09 Oct 2012   #7
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.

Quote:
Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
End Quote:
You will probably have to reinstall windows from scratch using the link he provided.
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09 Oct 2012   #8
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.

Quote:
Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
End Quote:
You will probably have to reinstall windows from scratch using the link he provided.
I don't need to reinstall anything. My systems are running just fine. I just don't really understand what Greg posted.
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09 Oct 2012   #9
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.

Quote:
Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
End Quote:
You will probably have to reinstall windows from scratch using the link he provided.
I don't need to reinstall anything. My systems are running just fine. I just don't really understand what Greg posted.
Sorry, I thought you were the OP asking for help .
I believe Greg was referring to the fact that the auto installer will reformat your drive automatically, while this may be acceptable it is not the best way to do so.
If you follow the link in Greg's post at step 8 it has the following link: Clean Install Windows 7
In that link go down to step 8 and it gives the following information:
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Tip
Drive options (advanced)
If you have more than one partition for a disk # (hard drive) and want to get rid of them to make that disk # one partition drive again, then select a partition with that disk # and click on the Delete option for each partition with the same disk # until there is only one "unallocated space" with that disk # left as in the screenshot below.
To shrink an existing partition to create another partition to install Windows 7 on instead, select the partition you want shrink and click on the Extend option. Type in how much in MB (1 GB = 1024 MB) that you want to shrink it by. Now select the new extended partition.
Note
If you want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition in addition to the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then you would need to make sure that all partitions on the drive have been deleted until it is only unallocated space. Next, select the unallocated drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are no partitions on the disk, you will get the 100 MB System Reserved.
If you do not want to have the 100 MB System Reserved partition and only the Windows 7 C: partition on a HDD or SSD after installation, then select a formatted partition or drive to install Windows 7 on. If there are any partitions on the disk, you won't get the 100 MB System Reserved.
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09 Oct 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Greg could you clarify what you said above. I don't get it.

Quote:
Those who use this trivial step in a very important process to describe a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 normally don't get anywhere near the correct steps for such a reinstall.
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Yes, sorry it's a pet peeve of mine.

Every day we have users refer to "formatting" Win7 as though this describes the entire Clean Install process, when in reality it is only one trivial step in the process - which as explained can even be skipped since the installer will format for you if you forget to do it, even if you delete or repartition beforehand using the installers Custom>Drive Options.

I probably shouldn't have gotten into it but it is a constant annoyance: describing a Clean Reinstall or a Clean Install as a "format" which is like describing a house as a staircase.
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