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Windows 7: Windows freezing during certain applications

27 Apr 2014   #1
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 
Windows freezing during certain applications

I had thought that I fixed this issue of my computer freezing randomly by reinstalling my graphics card. not the case. it now freezes when I use youtube, or when I listen to music files in wmp. can anyone help me figure this out. I have reinstalled my gpu driver for a second time and ive tried to disable flash enhancements but couldn't see where to disable it. and ive reinstalled my wmp and reindexed the library.


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27 Apr 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Just so that we can rule out a bad memory location, could you run Memtest86+, please?

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Let it run for several passes, overnight is best. That will tell us if you have a RAM issue and we can go from there.
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27 Apr 2014   #3
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

will do as soon as my wmp is done re-indexing the library. I also installed the previous gpu driver. im going to see if that takes care of it as well.
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28 Apr 2014   #4
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

uninstalling and reinstalling some drivers to see if that fixes first. also I left it on while I was at work, the screen saver kicked in and was froze.
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29 Apr 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

1.) Do you have the latest drivers for your hardware?

ASRock > 990FX Extreme9

2.) Do you have the latest graphics drivers?

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

3.) You can also try running a Disk Check

4.) You can also disable startup items to see if a program is causing the issue:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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29 Apr 2014   #6
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

i reinstalled a new k-lite codec pack, adobe shockwave and flash player, and i reinstalled the latest graphics driver from evga. i was able to watch two yotube videos yesterday with no problem. I haven't tried playing any media through wmp yet. I will do as soon as I get home from work.
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29 Apr 2014   #7
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

just froze while using aimp3 player. running memcheck now.
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29 Apr 2014   #8
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

just did chkdisk and nothing, where do I go for the memory check?
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29 Apr 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Click start, type memory and click the top result windows memory diagnostic. Click restart now.
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29 Apr 2014   #10
joe666manson

win 7 ultimate X64
 
 

just finished with no errors, im running 3 passes on my system with sisoft Sandra right now. getting ready to chuck this thing out a window., also I went to me task manager, resources, and it shows absolutely nothing (meaning no info at all)
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