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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT Logs in, but almost frozen.

15 Aug 2011   #21
essenbe

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

Good luck to you and I hope you are up and running quickly.


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16 Aug 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

There's nothing sad about a reinstall. It's an exciting fresh start with the chance to get it perfect, then save a backup image so you never have to reinstall again.

You can create more space so that more Restore points are made and hang around longer using this: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage. I set mine to 20% of HD space.
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16 Aug 2011   #23
loanstar744

Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Good luck to you and I hope you are up and running quickly.
I already am up and running, surprisingly my Windows 7 reinstall didn't even take an hour! I already have all my media files back on the new install and everything, completely updated Win7 as well and with no problems this time. Though, while backing up my Firefox bookmarks, I grabbed the files from AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, instead of grabbing them from Roaming, oh well, a small price to pay for a newly reinstalled system.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There's nothing sad about a reinstall. It's an exciting fresh start with the chance to get it perfect, then save a backup image so you never have to reinstall again.

You can create more space so that more Restore points are made and hang around longer using this: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage. I set mine to 20% of HD space.
I just adjusted mine from 5% to %10 right before I came back to SevenForums. XD
I have to agree with you there, the best part about a reinstall is that now I don't have all that crappy software I never really needed, and not to mention it's extremely fast now, like Left 4 Dead runs at 40-60FPS all settings high as possible, and when overclocked by 200MHz Core and Memory it runs 60-80FPS.

I'm actually extremely happy about reinstalling, like you said, an exciting fresh start as I also backup and create an image before every Win Update and I'll backup about once a week.

Also disabled my IGP as it was stealing 400+MB from my RAM and I'm not even using it, not to mention you can't crossfire with it being an IGP so it's a complete waste unless of an emergency.

I just wanted to say thanks again guys for the help, and that I should be completely up by later today! (Might also play some Halo: Reach now that I'm connected back online.)
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16 Aug 2011   #24
essenbe

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

Good job, glad to hear it. Congratulations.
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16 Aug 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Good job. Makes me smile.

Keep a Win7 base image from right after setup when it's runnning best. You may have to rename it or place it in a folder so it isn't overwritten if you schedule subsequent image backups, which will already be unknowingly gathering creeping corruption.

Nothing will replace a clean reinstall except this image made right after you're setup and running best. I have one SysPrepped which I use for most all my own installs.
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24 Aug 2011   #26
loanstar744

Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good job. Makes me smile.

Keep a Win7 base image from right after setup when it's runnning best. You may have to rename it or place it in a folder so it isn't overwritten if you schedule subsequent image backups, which will already be unknowingly gathering creeping corruption.

Nothing will replace a clean reinstall except this image made right after you're setup and running best. I have one SysPrepped which I use for most all my own installs.
My God, that's beautiful, I wish I had known about that before, but it'll actually come in handy real soon as I hope to buy myself a new computer, a more Windows 7 compliant computer. ;D

Also, just a quick update, my computer started to do this again and I think I know the cause as I fixed it this time, the program Game Booster by IObit has a flaw in the newest Beta (Beta 3) that really messes with the system, as Windows 7 can update while it's operating and GB shuts down some Windows applications to make game playing smoother as that was a huge problem I had was that games would start to glitch then go back to normal due to Win7 wanting to update or just goofing off in the background, but as I shut down Game Booster the other night, my computer was extremely slow, Firefox didn't want to run, it showed it running but it did not come up, Google Chrome ran but web pages would just say "Waiting for Cache" but the pages would load, but very slowly, slow slow, even the startup page which is just Google.
Well, I made a backup right before installing GB, and restoring to that did not work, so I popped up Safe Mode, Explorer.exe crashed about four time, as I brought up MSCONFIG and shut down all services and startup programs besides Microsoft services then restarted and brought Win7 back up in Normal Mode then quickly ran into Programs and Features and Uninstalled Game Booster, then I ran Malwarebytes just to be sure it also wasn't malware or a virus, then I ran a boot time CHKDSK on my Win7 HDD, and when I brought it all back up, it had to update, so I allowed it to then restarted again and now it's running awesome again. But the problem with this "problem" is that a restore point almost never fixes it so if anyone has this problem, I recommend doing a clean boot, start in normal mode then Uninstall every new program in the time line of when it started acting up, then run Malwarebytes and CHKDSK, just to really make sure it's fixed then make a restore point and an restore image if it's running well.
Good luck to anyone else who has this problem and hopefully my fix works for you.


On a side note, it makes sense that it was Game Booster as I had the same problem the last time cause I tried to play the Homefront Demo on my PC, so I used game Booster because my CPU wasn't nearly fast enough for it and I was able to play it but after I started having that huge slow down problem and that's probably why my computer froze when it did but there was also a corrupt Win7 Update but a restore would have fixed atleast that aspect.
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24 Aug 2011   #27
loanstar744

Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT
 
 

Also, as I said, if you do have that problem, you'll more then likely have to CHKDSK X: /f /r through your Windows 7 OS Disc or OEM Disc for people who had it built in. The reason why is that during the time it freezes and you shut it down, a lot of the files being accessed at the time will become unstable or not work right, such as me after doing those steps except for CHKDSK, as I'm running it now, I got insane "Explorer.exe has Stopped Working" every time I boot due to this file here: "thumbcache.dll" but it can be fixed by simply using: CHKDSK X: /f /r in command prompt of Repair mode of your Windows 7 Disc. This might solve other problems you had before as well so it's kind of a good thing to be forced to run CHKDSK.

Just wanted to throw my fix out there for anyone with the same problem.

(CHKDSK X: /f /r "X Representing the HDD you have Windows 7 installed on")
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