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Windows 7: New Build: PC freezes, hard shutdown and then restart.

19 Jan 2014   #11
Satanical Eve

Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Also go to ASUS's website and check for any mobo driver updates and bios updates and read what they solved.
I did a BIOS update about two weeks ago to the latest one which was in December. Gave more stability and support for i7 based processors.

All drivers are up to date for all my peripherals. Will replace the SATA cables when I get a chance and see what happens


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19 Jan 2014   #12
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good man, always a process of elimination. Cables next then test and see over time.
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19 Jan 2014   #13
Satanical Eve

Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT
 
 

I removed and reseated the cables and so far its been working but I'll feel safer with new SATA cables instead. Also will possibly hunker down and buy an SSD drive for my OS in the near future but I'm not certain yet. I'll keep you posted if the freezes continue to occur
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19 Jan 2014   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Satanical Eve View Post
I removed and reseated the cables and so far its been working but I'll feel safer with new SATA cables instead. Also will possibly hunker down and buy an SSD drive for my OS in the near future but I'm not certain yet. I'll keep you posted if the freezes continue to occur

Great job let us know how it goes.
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19 Jan 2014   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh for sure get the SSD it's THE most transformational upgrade you can add to the a rig. 128gb is more than enough and getting deeply discounted.
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19 Jan 2014   #16
Satanical Eve

Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Oh for sure get the SSD it's THE most transformational upgrade you can add to the a rig. 128gb is more than enough and getting deeply discounted.
Yeah I figured I'd just get most likely a 128 GB one, I can always use my external TB drive for file storage
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24 Jan 2014   #17
Satanical Eve

Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT
 
 

Well the PC was able to run fine for five whole days before it suddenly locked up again, stayed frozen for a few minutes, did a hard shutdown and then rebooted itself.

I switched out the SATA cable just now and restarted the machine. I am starting to become frustrated with the whole entire thing. Really don't know what else to do. I don't feel like buying something only to find out the PC still is freezing
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24 Jan 2014   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've been there and done just that and it's way frustrating.....I'll say this about W7 it's has an odd way of healing it's self if you don't happen on the simple solution before. I've had a couple of slightly pesky problems that just left along were dealt by either a Angle of PC mercy or W7 just doing it's job. Keeps us updated and don't loose you mind over things as in the total scheme it's really minor !
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24 Jan 2014   #19
Satanical Eve

Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I've been there and done just that and it's way frustrating.....I'll say this about W7 it's has an odd way of healing it's self if you don't happen on the simple solution before. I've had a couple of slightly pesky problems that just left along were dealt by either a Angle of PC mercy or W7 just doing it's job. Keeps us updated and don't loose you mind over things as in the total scheme it's really minor !
My main monitor is used as a dual device for my cable box, Xbox 360, and my computer. I currently use DVI to my widescreen LCD monitor and VGA to my older 17 inch LCD monitor. I was using my 360 when I finished the game, I turned my second monitor on and noticed the screen was black, was able to move the mouse around and I had this suspicion it froze and restarted. I didn't even know it did it. I was right the machine itself froze and did a hard shutdown and reboot. It does it no matter what I do.

The only things I have yet to replace are my HDD, memory, and motherboard. Everything else in the computer was upgraded from older parts.

Lastly every single freeze the hard drive light stays solid until the PC shuts down and restarts. I've been reading that solid HDD light is usually an indication of a dying or damaged HDD. I am going to go with an SSD drive and use it as my OS/Program drive. If it is just the hard drive, I will be one happy man.

I just replaced the SATA cable for my OS hard drive right after it froze, hopefully the cable might have been bad. I am going to be buying a SSD hard drive soon anyways as my OS drive. Hopefully that will fix the issues I am having relating to the freezes. If that doesn't do it then I can finally rule it being the MOBO.

Going to do check disk right now and see if it finds any bad sectors or errors
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24 Jan 2014   #20
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You are doing everything I would have done. Keep it up and keep us updated. I suggest trying a ssd like you stated, or another HDD. If your still having issues, it could be the memory (ram). Have you done a full 9 passes? Extended test?

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