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Windows 7: Windows 7 randomly freezes for 30 seconds at a time

15 Sep 2014   #11
emiels

Windows 7 HomePremium x64 SP1
 
 

Any tips on how I can get a more detailed look at what might be causing these freezes with process explorer or something similar?


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15 Sep 2014   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Something like process explorer might be a good start.


You can also try replacing the sata cable going to the hard drive, I cannot tell you how many times it was that simple when someone thought they had hardware failure.
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15 Sep 2014   #13
emiels

Windows 7 HomePremium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Something like process explorer might be a good start.
I'm running this. After one of these freezes occurs I check process explorer but the graph doesn't get specific as to what process was the culprit. Is there any way for finding this out?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
You can also try replacing the sata cable going to the hard drive, I cannot tell you how many times it was that simple when someone thought they had hardware failure.
Wouldn't a CheckDisk rule out a hardware error like this?
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15 Sep 2014   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emiels View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Something like process explorer might be a good start.
I'm running this. After one of these freezes occurs I check process explorer but the graph doesn't get specific as to what process was the culprit. Is there any way for finding this out?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
You can also try replacing the sata cable going to the hard drive, I cannot tell you how many times it was that simple when someone thought they had hardware failure.
Wouldn't a CheckDisk rule out a hardware error like this?
Not to my knowledge. Just looking at what cpu usage is high on what process should indicate what it is.


No it would not. I have seen bad sata cables be the cause, and every hard disk test and check disk passed with flying colors.
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15 Sep 2014   #15
emiels

Windows 7 HomePremium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emiels View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Something like process explorer might be a good start.
I'm running this. After one of these freezes occurs I check process explorer but the graph doesn't get specific as to what process was the culprit. Is there any way for finding this out?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
You can also try replacing the sata cable going to the hard drive, I cannot tell you how many times it was that simple when someone thought they had hardware failure.
Wouldn't a CheckDisk rule out a hardware error like this?
Not to my knowledge. Just looking at what cpu usage is high on what process should indicate what it is.


No it would not. I have seen bad sata cables be the cause, and every hard disk test and check disk passed with flying colors.
Usually the highest is some component of Chrome when I have it running and rarely something else like Dropbox or uTorrent. When it freezes I can see that 25.60% is "Interrupts" so that doesn't tell me anything.

I did open up my laptop a few times in the past month but this was before I did a clean install of Windows 7. Is there anything I could look for or would I just have to start replacing every cable?
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