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Windows 7: Computer freezing while gaming

24 Oct 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

You have a ton of useless items in your msconfig Startup. Why would you think they should be let run to spy on you and use resources when they are not needed at all? I would uncheck all except Avast. Then do the same in Services tab after checking the box to Hide All MS Services.

Please explain the problem with Step 1? What make of hard drive do you have? You can google the serial number under Disk drives in msconfig or System Information to find the brand. Then use the diagnostics provided for that brand from Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure


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24 Oct 2014   #12
darrenvan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Boozad - Yep, I enabled the minidump option. Thanks for the help with that.

gregrocker - I honestly didn't think any of that stuff was spyware. I was assuming they were all legit since they are all intel and nvidia and I haven't downloaded anything on this computer besides anti virus and gpu drivers. I will uncheck them all except Avast as you said.

the problem with step 1 is that I downloaded the Seagate ISO in the link you provided and burned it to a CD. After booting off the CD the application opens but I can't move the mouse cursor. So I tried pressing enter to start the diagnostic test and I just got a message saying "0 hardrives found" or something along those lines. My HDD is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS. When I ran Chkdsk I had no issues though.
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24 Oct 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

How did you burn the Seatools ISO to CD? Try WIndows Image Burner or Download ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 - FileHippo.com
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24 Oct 2014   #14
darrenvan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I used Windows Image burner and I clicked the checkbox to verify the image was correctly burned.

Another note. The actual freezing issues seems to happen very randomly and not very often. For instance I've been playing the Divinity: Original Sin for 2+ hours tonight with no issues. Not sure if this helps you guys diagnose the issue. But I find it strange that it seems so random.
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24 Oct 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Do you have UEFI BIOS? Look at Disk Mgmt to see if there's a EFI System partition. If so set BIOS to CSM to allow Legacy BIOS boot.

Try bootable test again.

Try running installed Seatools then. If possible slave the HD to another PC so System Files aren't running.
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24 Oct 2014   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Darren mate just take pics with a digital camera and snip the image put it in pictures then add it to your post using manage attachments (below your post).

The Avast do as Greg says but I would be carful with it because up until a week ago it was using an add on that was sending info back to their base!
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24 Oct 2014   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Forgot to mention what Greg has said slaving the drive to another machine you can either install it or use the USB to SATA adaptor - I find the latter so handy saves pulling the second machine apart to do what you want with the drive you are having trouble with see pic


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24 Oct 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

I have that kit, too, John. Think it was $5 from Amazon a few years ago. Searched IDE/SATA to USB adapter.

Still available: http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Adapter-...ta+usb+adapter
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24 Oct 2014   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

A bit OT .
Yep Greg I discovered it by chance a while ago and it has been worth every cent I paid for them - have two one is an el cheapo and a bit broken, and it saved my sanity many a time using it on IDE drives.
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25 Oct 2014   #20
darrenvan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Okay, so I ran Memtest86 over night for 9 passes total and I got 0 errors. So I'm going to assume my RAM is alright unless 2 Memtests and the Windows Diagnositics both missed errors.

gregrocker - Not sure if I have a UEFI BIOS. Is Disk Mgmt an option in the BIOS? I can try the SeaTools for sure instead as well. Update: Nevermind, I found a tutorial here:
BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
And it looks like I have a Legacy BIOS. So I guess I'm stuck using SeaTools instead of the bootable CD.

ICit2lol - Thanks for the tips. I didn't end up taking a pic because I had 0 errors luckily hehe.

Unfortunately, I only have the one PC and I'm not even sure how to set a Slave up. Although it may be a good learning experience for me. I'm a bit clumsy though so I don't 100% trust myself with hardware stuff right now. For instance, when removing my GPU last time I forgot about the motherboard retaining clip (or w/e its called) and when I found it I pushed it in the wrong direction and snapped it lol. So my GPU is just held in by the 2 screws now.

Going to go check the BIOS now and If I can't figure it out I'll run SeaTools instead and post the results.

Thanks again.
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