Quote: Originally Posted by babatoetbag
For about 4 months, I have been using the RC version of Windows 7 and until now, I have never encountered any problems and enjoyed it so much, it now is my OS.
That is, until recently it started to crash... What happens every time I boot my PC is that Windows freezes up, yet the current window will keep on working just fine. In fact, I am writing this while the rest of my pc is frozen solid. This happens every time, probably within 30-60 seconds of getting to my desktop.
The only way out I figured is Ctrl alt delete, from where logging off and on has the same effect as rebooting. The task manager freezes up as well.
I used Google and search, and found a ton of people with problems with Windows 7, only no one seemed to have the same issues as me. Maybe someone can help me here!
(I hope this is enough information, as you see I am clearly not an expert on fixing ICT issues
From what you describe, the explorer crashes.
You might think the explorer is the window with the files and folders, but that's only part of it.
The whole windows shell, the taskbar, startmenu, it's all part of the explorer.
Can you make a list of the programs you have running, and especially the ones that auto start with windows?
Which virus scanner, and malware scanner? Voip maybe? Messenger? Cellphone suite? Any shell tweaks?
In the mean time you can temporarily fix it.
When the crash occurs, hold ctrl-alt-del, and in the taskmanager go to processes, rightclick on explorer.exe and end process.
Then go to the application tab in that same taskmanager and start a new task.
In the box type explorer.exe
Maybe it will crash again, but there is a chance it will not.
If it stays ok, it will give you the opportunity to do some checking.
Post back your findings.