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Windows 7: PC freezes and produces buzzing sounds

08 Feb 2015   #41
santori

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I uninstalled from the Control Panel, so I'll just delete the files then. Thanks.

Haven't had the chance in the last couple of days, so I'll uninstall Avira and install MSE upon waiting for further instructions.

It sucks waiting for these lock ups to occur, haha.


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21 Feb 2015   #42
santori

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Small update.

For the first week there was no lockups. However in the last couple days I've gotten consecutive lockups for two/three days in a row. I've included a DM Log collector file after restarting my computer from one of these events. Also, the high-pitched noise that the lock up provides is higher in frequency, whereas previously it's been a 'whine' and now has escalated to a 'screech.'

Another thing that I've noticed that from time-to-time, my keyboard and mouse will periodically not work (i.e. mouse cursor won't move/keystrokes won't input) although the power is on for both. Could this be related? And do you think this could be a motherboard problem due to the usb ports?


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21 Feb 2015   #43
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You have no dump files in your last upload. Reading your Windows error reporting There was an error on 2/19 and the error was
NVCPLUI.exe which is the Nvidia control panel. Please reinstall your Nvidia drivers using this method. Install the Display driver and PhysX only. NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

To answer your question, yes it is possible that the motherboard is at fault. But, in my mind, everything is suspect until we find the culprit causing your problems.
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28 Feb 2015   #44
santori

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for directing me to that thread essenbe. I actually had a previous thread dedicated to this a while back (Periodic display crashes) where my Aero would crash. I ended up downloading an older version of the drivers and have not had the Aero crash issue since. I have also checked the windows update setting and it set to the 'Notify me of updates but let me choose what to install.'

However, as I'm revisiting 'NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems' thread, I can't find the Display Driver folder (whether it's in 32 or 64 bit version of the Program Files in C: ). I'm thinking that this was because I went through the process before? But with that being said, there should at least be a version folder of the drivers in one of the folders.

I'm considering doing a format and clean install of the system if this would be helpful. If you think that would be beneficial, do you have any suggestions in terms of how to get everything up to date (i.e. mobo, cpu drivers, etc)? I've only done formatting once before, and some of the drivers on the manufacturer's website seem quite old.
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28 Feb 2015   #45
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The Nvidia drivers should, by default, install to C:/Nvidia/Display Drivers unless you changed the install location. When you deleted the drivers program, you should not have deleted the Display Drivers folder, just the numbered folders with the driver number on it. Do you have a C:/Nvidia folder?
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28 Feb 2015   #46
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.
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04 Mar 2015   #47
santori

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Never to my knowledge have I decided not to install the NVIDIA drivers anywhere but the default location. But based on your comments, perhaps I had deleted the display drivers folder since I cannot find any numbered folders with their respective driver numbers. I do not have a C:/Nvidia folder, just C:/Nvidia Corporation (located both in regular Program Files & Program Files (x86), see attachments.

Also I have performed the elevated command prompt and sfc /scannow and have no integrity violations. Attachment below as well.

I think the first step would to be to sort out the NVIDIA stuff first by performing a clean install of the drivers? Would you suggest the most up-to-date drivers provided that they're WHQL? I had a problem with the most recent ones previously (based on the thread I linked earlier) but my GPU is a bit on the older side (GTX 660).


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04 Mar 2015   #48
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I would suggest you create a folder in C named Nvidia, and during the install process make sure the install goes to C:/Nvidia/display Drivers, it will create the display driver folder. Make sure the 'clean install' box is checked. I would try the latest WHQL driver, but you can choose whichever one you want/works best.
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08 Mar 2015   #49
santori

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Would you suggest manually deleting the two 'Nvidia Corporation' folders (locations found in pictures in previous attachment/post) before installing? I had an issue with the drivers not being updated after uninstalling via Control Panel > restart > update via Windows (as if you were plugging in an USB cable and not through windows update itself - settings are set according to your thread).

Also, reporting another instance where my keyboard and mouse have acted really weird (taken from post#11):

"This problem has now developed in my keyboard not working where it feels like the keys have 'shifted' one key to the right where none of my letter keys will work at all or prompt other keys registering (if I press 't' it'll function as a 'y' - not the reality, but hopefully this gets the point across...). This is ALSO happening to my mouse tonight, where if I left-click on a thumbnail it'll prompt a save on the .htm file (which I'm assuming is the picture on a news story for example)."
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08 Mar 2015   #50
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

What you describe about your Mouse and Keyboard, I have never seen before. Just to be safe, I would run these virus scans.

Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
ESET online scanner:
Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

As far as the Nvidia files, I would create a folder name Nvidia in C: and make sure the installer lists C:/Nvidia/Display Folder. It will create the display folder. If you follow the instructions in
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems you should be OK.

Things seem to be not be getting any better. If this does not work, I think we should try a clean install.
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