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Windows 7: System freezing

26 Jun 2013   #1
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
System freezing

My computer has been freezing up pretty frequently lately. Please see the following threads first:

This was the original thread which wasn't really about my computer freezing, but still has some relevant information: Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeAlert

This is the thread about the recent hardware changes I made: SSD Questions

I've since, gotten a 2.5 - 3.5 bracket and I now have the SSD in p1, the HDD in p2, and I still have the Blu-ray drive in p3 and the Hotswap bay in E1.

Also, this is the thread that I was told to make for the 2 BSODs that I got: Frequent System Freezing.

This is a real issue as it happens several times throughout the day. I'd really appreciate any help with this issue.


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26 Jun 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

Have you done a Clean Reinstall through all of this?

It's often necessary to shake off all of the effects of a serious infection, and essential to troubleshooting hardware problems so that you know the software is cleared because a perfect baseline reinstall has been done.

The steps in the blue link will assure you have a perfect install, even for retail.
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26 Jun 2013   #3
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is there anything else that I can do before I try a clean install?

I'd like to use it as a last resort since I recently did a clean install just a few months ago.
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26 Jun 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

How close did you stick to the steps in the tutorial when you did your Clean Install - particularly how drivers should be handled in Win7?

Do you have any System Restore points remaining from before the time this problem started. I'd restore to see if that resolves it.

Otherwise work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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26 Jun 2013   #5
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I very closely followed the tutorial. How should drivers be handled in windows 7? I always keep all my drivers up to date.
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26 Jun 2013   #6
problemshredder

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

when exactly is the time the freeze usually happens? is it when opening or running certain programs? or using certain devices? or is it just random crashes. knowing this is the first step to do any other steps.
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26 Jun 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO731 View Post
I very closely followed the tutorial. How should drivers be handled in windows 7? I always keep all my drivers up to date.
It explains it in tutorial
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26 Jun 2013   #8
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by problemshredder View Post
when exactly is the time the freeze usually happens? is it when opening or running certain programs? or using certain devices? or is it just random crashes. knowing this is the first step to do any other steps.
It happens randomly. Sometimes I'll be watching a youtube video or sometimes I'll just be reading an article. I always have the browser open when it happens, but I don't think that's the cause.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO731 View Post
I very closely followed the tutorial. How should drivers be handled in windows 7? I always keep all my drivers up to date.
It explains it in tutorial
I used this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

There are a lot of errors and some critical errors in event viewer, is there a way for me to export them for you to see?

Also, something that I just remembered and which just happened. Somewhat frequently the NVIDIA driver has been crashing. It usually recovers though. It is fully updated.
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26 Jun 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Reinstall the nvidia drivers, make sure you do a custom/clean install.

And run a system file check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Are you using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Antimalware ?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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26 Jun 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

The explanation about drivers is in this link I posted earlier which you must have missed, since I took the time to draw your attention to clicking on it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you done a Clean Reinstall through all of this?

It's often necessary to shake off all of the effects of a serious infection, and essential to troubleshooting hardware problems so that you know the software is cleared because a perfect baseline reinstall has been done.

The steps in the blue link will assure you have a perfect install, even for retail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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