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Windows 7: Pc keeps freezing when multi tasking. Need Help


27 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Pc keeps freezing when multi tasking. Need Help

This is becoming increasingly frustrating. I have never had these problem with Windows 7 RC x64.

But, for some reason my recently installed Windows 7 x64 7600 has been freezing. Stays frozen for 20-25 minutes then makes a loud boop noise and unfreezes.

The programs I normally have running when this happens are utorrent, firefox, nod32, malwarebytes (active protection), itunes and maybe ps3 media server. I have different combination of these programs running and it still happens. I deleted some non essential programs hoping that would help.

I have done quite a few virus and malware scans and haven't found anything.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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27 Sep 2009   #2

Win7x64
 
 

It literally makes a noise? Can you tell whether it's coming from inside the case (which component?), or perhaps from the speakers?
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27 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Did you re-install after the "final Installer" problem you previously had?

Ken
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27 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Does it freeze when you alt-tab between programs, or just when you have them all open and some are in the background?

If it's an alt tab problem, try using Alt-tab-thingy instead of the default windows alt tab manager. I had an issue where my system was crashing/rebooting if I used the default alt-tab between high load programs, and alt-tab-thingy fixed that perfectly.
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27 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It freezes when programs are running in the and in the background.

The computer becomes frozen until a loud bloop noise happens. My downloads seem to continue. But if I have music playing it stops until that sound.
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27 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It literally makes a loud bloop noise from the speaker. I opened my case to clean and check for loose wires and everything looked good.

I did a fresh install after that uninstaller issue I had last time. Have been good about not installing questionable software.
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27 Sep 2009   #7

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport View Post
It literally makes a loud bloop noise from the speaker. I opened my case to clean and check for loose wires and everything looked good.

I did a fresh install after that uninstaller issue I had last time. Have been good about not installing questionable software.
If the noise is from a speaker, it may just be the way that the sound driver is handling its sudden reanimation. Noises from within the case itself (with no active speaker) are usually far more sinister

Assuming the cause is software, the most likely type of culprit is a driver. Something new and not-of-the-OS that wasn't there under your previous RC installation: new anti-virus, or new firewall, or sound, or video... A driver with a bug has the ability to pause or completely suspend virtually all OS operations, making it look like the box is hung.
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28 Sep 2009   #8

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the help. I think I solved my issue. The problem was ps3 media server 1.10.5. I downloaded the latest version from the site. This was x86. When I ran this program by itself got almost instant freezing.

Solution. I uninstalled ps3 media server 1.10.5. Cleaned its remnants with ccleaner and did a search everything to remove any remnants.

Followed this guide.

How To Play HD Content on Your PS3 [Guide] | Smashing Downloads

Summary.

I had to install Java SE Runtime Environment x64 first before installing the ps3 media server.

I also installed the latest beta of ps3 media server 1.11.356.

http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/view...php?f=2&t=3217

Adjusted settings as needed.

Everything is working.

Thanks for the replies guys. This site rocks. I would recommended it to anyone that uses windows 7. (My friends are still afraid of it.)
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28 Sep 2009   #9

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport View Post
I would recommended it to anyone that uses windows 7.
(My friends are still afraid of it.)
Why is that ?

Maybe the site could be improved,

if the Admins can allay their fears...
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29 Sep 2009   #10

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Lol. There actually afraid of windows 7 and anything new in tech.

I'm essentially the beta tester of everything. I'm first with all game systems, ipods, gps, you name it. A year or more later they get the stuff after asking for my recommendations.

I'm also tech support for some reason it is to difficult to ask a question on a message board.

There use is party accessories and booze. Fair deal.
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