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Windows 7: Computer locks up during certain games, event viewer included

05 Feb 2014   #81
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Ok, I'm here every day. Be sure to try the audio device check I mentioned above, Check in Device Manager to see if you have 2 (or more) Audio Devices listed. If so disable one and test for freezing/lockups. Then reenable it and disable the second one and re-test.
i only have 3, 2 from drivers 1 from USB
- AMD high definition audio device
- Realtek High Definition audio
- USB Audio Device
The usb is a dolby 5.1 soundcard which i use in conjunction with my headset


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05 Feb 2014   #82
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Ok you know you might be right, i finally used that crystal, the hard drive with my OS on it is in its caution phase right now. a screenshot is provided. But this doesnt explain my computer locks up while playing games, i never had this hard drive plugged in while i was using the SSD and when i tested games on the SSD my computer still locked up. However this now does explain why my PC is acting so sluggish


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05 Feb 2014   #83
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try this too, download this: CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World and open the program and follow the steps in this snip.



This may give you a little bit of time, but the drive may have to be soon.

Try the steps for the audio devices, try the USB one first, it may have conflicts with the other two. It has help others who have the same error in event log.

you may not need the add in audio card since the motherboard has 7.1 audio, check the specs.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z68V/#specifications
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05 Feb 2014   #84
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try this too, download this: CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World and open the program and follow the steps in this snip.



This may give you a little bit of time, but the drive may have to be soon.

Try the steps for the audio devices, try the USB one first, it may have conflicts with the other two. It has help others who have the same error in event log.

you may not need the add in audio card since the motherboard has 7.1 audio, check the specs.
Motherboards - P8Z68-V
Ah when i record videos i need the usb in because it eliminates the static that occurs if its jacks only, but im pretty sure the audio was always like this never conflicting... nevertheless ill give it a try. On the hard drive note, is it possible to image the hard drive as it is now and then put it on a new hard drive and it would be pretty much an exact clone? (registry, users, programs, etc)
Also i did what you said with the hard drive and the condition changed back to good, funnily enough all sliders were only 1 right of zero
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05 Feb 2014   #85
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sometimes it doesn't take much slider movement to make the values zero.

Yes an image or clone of the drive will make an exact copy as it is, less any mechanical issues of course.

We have many folks here who like and use Macrium Reflect, unless you have one of your own you like.

Imaging with free Macrium
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05 Feb 2014   #86
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sometimes it doesn't take much slider movement to make the values zero.

Yes an image or clone of the drive will make an exact copy as it is, less any mechanical issues of course.

We have many folks here who like and use Macrium Reflect, unless you have one of your own you like.

Imaging with free Macrium
Thanks for ya help tomorrow will probs be the day i figure out what the hell is wrong with this thing.
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05 Feb 2014   #87
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That's the spirit! I have high hopes for one of the audio drivers screwing up. I mean one has been the culprit.
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06 Feb 2014   #88
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
That's the spirit! I have high hopes for one of the audio drivers screwing up. I mean one has been the culprit.
And you are wrong good sir, now my computer refuses to even boot up, its trying to restart itself over and over, and the techs cant check without waiting 5 business days... im not leaving my computer there for that long or paying 150 dollars just to get it checked faster
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07 Feb 2014   #89
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry to hear that, lack of an audio driver won't cause a no-boot situation. What else did you do?

Why do those self-important techs want you to wait 5 days?
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07 Feb 2014   #90
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sorry to hear that, lack of an audio driver won't cause a no-boot situation. What else did you do?

Why do those self-important techs want you to wait 5 days?
Fixed the non boot issue, dunno how, anyways the techs because of other computers and cos they dont work weekends! god damnit lol. And i dont trust leaving my computer there for a few days... if i wanted to do it on the day it would cost me an extra $150. so i will ring them tomorrow hopefully organize some way to enter queue without leaving my computer there. Mind you its gonna cost 45 to check and a further 45 if they need to remove a motherboard sigh.
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