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Windows 7: RC hangs ~every 4 seconds for about 2-3 seconds


30 Apr 2009   #1

Win 7 RC
 
 
RC hangs ~every 4 seconds for about 2-3 seconds

Pretty much the title here. Except sometimes it will work just fine if I'm not doing too much. The startup also hangs after the splash logo to the login screen for about 10 seconds. In build 7000, there was no lag at all. Any ideas? Driver suggestions? Not sure....

Thanks!

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30 Apr 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Iceman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may just have a corrupted or bad installation. You might try a clean install to see if it will run better for you this time around.

Shawn
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01 May 2009   #3

Win 7 RC
 
 

Sadness.

I will do another clean install and see how it goes. Thanks for the input.
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01 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Fresh installs are good, I wish I did not have to wait till the fifth of may for an excuse to do another clean one. The experience will do you no harm. Good luck hope you find your bug.
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01 May 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I hear you Iceman. Please post back and let us know how it went for you.
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01 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

If you still see problems with a second try let us know how you are installing one or both 32? 64bit? RCs or just one? If you burned to disk you may have seen a bad burn.
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01 May 2009   #7

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

This is a strange problem indead!!

I used to get it with vista x64. It would freeze every now and again (quite regular though) and if i re-installed it might go or it might stay.

It was weird that i always used the same disc and sometimes there weren't any problems and at times there where.

I still use the same disc to this date and i haven't had any problems with it for over a year now.

My specs at the time where

AMD X2 6000
Nvidia Geforce 7600GT
4x 1 Gig Kingston 667
Multiple HDD's but the install drive was a sata2 WD Caviar 80Gig

Hope this give you an idea if it might be driver based maybe if you have a GPU like mine...
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01 May 2009   #8

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

startup repair? bad gadget installed? bad program installed?


ahhhhhhhh.... an upgrade
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01 May 2009   #9

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

Well it wasn't a gadget for me as it would do it as soon as i used the system.

And upgrade!!!! Don't swear at me! j/k
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01 May 2009   #10

Win 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevsman View Post

AMD X2 6000
Nvidia Geforce 7600GT
4x 1 Gig Kingston 667
Multiple HDD's but the install drive was a sata2 WD Caviar 80Gig

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Bahaha I'm AMD 3800x2 (x86 version of RC 7100 Primary os)
7600gt
DDR 400 1gb
Sata 2 (160, 250)

Thats pretty funny. I did try a dif. driver for the vid card but that must not be the case. I will do a fresh install but impending finals will hold that at bay until Tuesday.

Just to clarify, the exact symptoms are:
A 10 sec hang (almost exactly, every time) at the space b/t splash logo and user password input. Major hanging almost guaranteed when searching in the start menu. (5+ seconds) But when moving around windows (explorer, media player) thats when i get these 2-3 second hangs.

But yeah, like I said, I have to get through this weekend and I'll follow up.
I'll start off by reburning the iso for the clean install.
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