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Windows 7: Computer randomly freezing, no BSOD

19 Sep 2014   #1
Methods

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Computer randomly freezing, no BSOD

For the last 6 months or so my computer has been randomly freezing/locking up, no sound, mouse wont work, all screens freeze, only option is to hold down the power button. This has been happening before and after a fresh install which i did around 2 weeks ago. I have not found any pattern besides that it happens once a day or so. It will happen while playing a game, or idle, nothing i have done can repeat it. Ive ran memtest for 13 hours, no errors. ran diagnostics on my cpu, no errors. the fresh install 2 weeks ago. 64 bit windows 7, i5 3570k no oc, 8gb patriot g2 ram, asus p8z77-v lk mobo, radeon r9 270 gpu, ocz vertex 4 boot drive and 1tb wd caviar(blue i believe) storage drive if that helps


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19 Sep 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Can you post a Snip of your Disk Management. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image Make sure the columns are expanded so we can read the print.
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19 Sep 2014   #3
Methods

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

there you go


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20 Sep 2014   #4
mennowijnen

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

i would suggest you to test you RAM sticks for errors or video card, this is my personal oppinion, i had this problem 2 times and my computer were freezing withour any reason.
My ram memory from 4x1024 sticks 2 had errors, and one i had same problem but my video card was partialy broken.
Test them both and see where it's from.
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20 Sep 2014   #5
Methods

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

well i just got the gpu a little over a week ago, it happened before and after the gpu so its not that. and ive ran a memory test for 13 hours straight and got nothing
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20 Sep 2014   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When you did the Fresh Install, you most likely did not unplug the D:. This is why the System, Active is on it instead of the System Reserved on C:. You will need to do a Startup Repair to get you System file on the System Reserved partition. Also your System Reserve should not have a letter. First unplug the D: drive. Then remove the letter F: from the drive like this
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows Next you will have to do a Startup Repair like this Startup Repair The Startup Repair will put the System file on the System Reserved partition. When you have done this, with the D: drive still unplugged, boot and it should boot OK. You can then plug back in the D: drive. You will then need to remove the Active from D: Partition - Mark as Inactive Let us know if any problems along the way.
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20 Sep 2014   #7
Methods

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

you're correct in that i didnt unplug the d drive, although it did this before i even fresh installed? also should i unplug the d drive before i even remove the letter F: from the drive and leave it unplugged for the whole thing?
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20 Sep 2014   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Methods View Post
you're correct in that i didnt unplug the d drive, although it did this before i even fresh installed? also should i unplug the d drive before i even remove the letter F: from the drive and leave it unplugged for the whole thing?
Yes,unplug the D: drive as the first thing you do. == Check in the Bios just to make sure that the DVD is your first boot and the C: is the second boot. It probably is, but lets make sure. I will stay online a while and maybe we can get your PC corrected sooner
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20 Sep 2014   #9
Methods

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

startup repair didnt find/do anything so im not sure if i should move on to making the d partition inactive or w/e
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20 Sep 2014   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You can wait to the end to make D: inactive. You are going to need D: plugged in for this. You are going to copy the System file from D: to C: As I said earlier, check to make sure your DVD is the first boot and the C: drive is the second boot in your BIOS. Following this tutorial will copy the System file from D: to C: as it should be. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD Tells us how things went. == When you get through, the System Reserved should have a System and Active file. == If you haven't looked in Disk Management since you tried the Startup Repair, just look and see if System Reserved has a System file in it now. It just seems like the Startup Repair should have worked.
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