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Windows 7: Computer freezes when downloading large files


11 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Computer freezes when downloading large files

Hi, all. Wondering if anyone can help with this. When downloading large files, either via uTorrent, Steam, or other services, at random times my computer will freeze, requiring a hard restart. No BSOD or anything, just a freeze. It doesn't happen every single time I download large files, but it does happen often enough. I suspect that it may be a problem with the wireless network card, but I'm not exactly sure, and wanted to get some insight before I replaced anything. It's been happening since I built the machine, but I narrowed it down to downloading large files just recently. I ran the diagnostic tool, and I am attaching the zip, though there is no minidump, of course. Thank you in advance.



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File Type: zip catfish666.zip (799.2 KB, 4 views)
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11 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If it helps, in the event log, event 17429 is when I reset the computer tonight.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi, first let me say I'm not a network guy.
Is it possible for you to connect via an Ethernet cable to your router? This would at least eliminate the wireless card if the freezing stops.

For others to help you, open a command window (type cmd in start, hit Enter) enter this command:
Code:
ipconfig /all
When it finishes highlight all the text, this copies it, paste into Notepad and upload the file.

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image or a file to a post.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Press the ALT and PrntScrn keys at the same time, this will capture only the active window to use in Paint or your preferred graphics editor.


You may also upload a photo or image you already have on your PC,as you would a file, without using the Snipping tool.
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12 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, here is that.


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File Type: txt ipconfig.txt (2.9 KB, 9 views)
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12 Apr 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK, thanks, did you try with the PC wired?
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12 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, I haven't tried that. Unfortunately, my layout is such that I would have to rearrange everything in order to do so. My modem/router is in the back office, and the PC with the problem is a living room media PC.
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18 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So, does anyone else have any thoughts on this? I saw a trick some people said worked where you switch the SATA ports on your OS drive and your data drive (I have a SSD for my boot drive and a HDD for my data drive), so I'm trying that to see if it works. I'm also going to try and copy a few large files to my data drive offline and see if that causes a freeze.
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