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Windows 7: Random Lockups in Windows 7

03 Dec 2015   #11
Allplay1997

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bits
 
 



here is the photograph as promised, as I am Portuguese the system is in Portuguese but here's a short translation (as I speak I am also using Safe Mode with Networking to check on what Acecool said, so here's the translation:

from left to right the collumn names:

Volume
Layout
Type
Archive System
Status
Capacity
Free Space
Free %
Fault Tolerance
Overload (or something along those lines)

I am going to now transfer and install Microsoft Security Essentials and test it out, so far Safe Mode with Networking has been working just fine with no lock ups

EDIT: I tried using normal boot again in order to install Microsoft Security Essentials but the computer locks up and freezes, second attempt gave me a BSOD, using Safe Mode with Networking seems to make the computer run better
in Device Manager under Net Adaptors this is the name that comes up: "VIA Velocity Compatible Management Adapter" and the resolution is at the lowest possible when in Safe Mode.

Furthermore also, my Graphics Card comes up as "RADEON 9250" and under "Other Devices" the device "Video Controller/Driver" comes up, this also happens when in normal boot, also, it doesn't matter if the computer is transferring/downloading things off the internet or just resting in the Desktop, it locked up in the desktop seconds after it booted and I rebooted it in normal mode to install Security Essentials, resulting in a lock up


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03 Dec 2015   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

The Disk Management looks OK. == In your Device Manager, did you see any "Yellow Exclamation Marks"? This will indicate something is wrong. Check that out and let us know.
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03 Dec 2015   #13
Allplay1997

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The Disk Management looks OK. == In your Device Manager, did you see any "Yellow Exclamation Marks"? This will indicate something is wrong. Check that out and let us know.
Yes indeed it appears, under "Other Devices" the "Video Driver/controller" appears with a yellow exclamation mark, indicating there are no drivers for the card, this I knew from the start, apparently running the computer in Safe Mode with Networking doesn't make it hang up or lock up but using normal mode will cause it to lock up within minutes of operation
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03 Dec 2015   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Go to the site of your Video Card and see if you can get a Driver for it. Like others have said here, until you get more RAM, you will have a problem.
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03 Dec 2015   #15
Allplay1997

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Go to the site of your Video Card and see if you can get a Driver for it. Like others have said here, until you get more RAM, you will have a problem.
I went to AMD's site and downloaded the display driver and installed it manually from the Device Manager for the device showing the exclamation mark, it now shows up as "RADEON 9250 - Secondary" any clues? and I may get more RAM soon, my board has two slots and I can possibly get two sticks, each with 1GB that would be ideal yes?
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03 Dec 2015   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Allplay1997 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Go to the site of your Video Card and see if you can get a Driver for it. Like others have said here, until you get more RAM, you will have a problem.
I went to AMD's site and downloaded the display driver and installed it manually from the Device Manager for the device showing the exclamation mark, it now shows up as "RADEON 9250 - Secondary" any clues? and I may get more RAM soon, my board has two slots and I can possibly get two sticks, each with 1GB that would be ideal yes?
If you can afford to get 2 sticks of 2 GB, that would be the way to go. The minimum for Windows 7 is 2 GB. If you get 2 X 1GB, you are only at the minimum and not guaranteed much improved performance. Memory is cheap here in USA. I don't know what it is like in Portugal. == What you should do before you buy memory is download this program, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It scans what is in your PC and tells you what is OK for Windows 7 and what you need to upgrade to make Win 7 run better. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download Get the file at the link I just posted and run it. It will either have a Green Check Mark (OK) or a Red X (Not OK) next to various things. Post which ones have the Red X if any and we can discuss it.
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04 Dec 2015   #17
Acecool

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Without a video driver, you'll likely encounter sticky windows ( trying to move a window and the screen doesn't update as quickly as the window is moving so during each screen refresh the window jumps ).

Another issue I had with an earlier computer was with my sound card... I had the wrong driver ( you mentioned not having a video driver then installing one ) and it would cause lockups in certain games during certain scenes. Definitely double-check all drivers: Make sure the chipset driver is correct, sound driver, video and so on. There are some utilities that'll help you find proper drivers now-a-days.
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