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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Freezes during several instances

13 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Freezes during several instances

I built my own system about 2 years ago and I recently installed Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My system specs are:
Processor: E7400 Wolfdale (3GHz) [No OC]
Motherboard: Asus P5K
Power Supply: ThermalTake 1000W
2 HDD: SATA 500GB and EIDE 300GB

The issue is that everytime I access the media drive (I've partioned the HDD) via my laptop or PS3 to stream the video onto either device, my system completely freezes. This also occurs when transferring files from USB drives, SD cards, over the network and when I download torrents. I have no possible clue as to why this is happening.
I hope somebody has a solution or idea for me to try.


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13 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Do you get a BSOD or a mini dump file? Or is it just a freeze? If you have mini dump files, please upload them. Off the top, I suspect video drivers. You may to to experiment with the drivers to find the one that works best on your system.
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13 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

How do I get/locate these files. It is just a freeze. I've had the graphics card for a while, 2 years and this just arrised about 5 months ago.
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13 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

So it doesn't crash, it just freezes up. Does it ever unfreeze and continue working, or do you have to restart the machine to get functionality back?
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13 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Never unfreezes. I've waited a whole 24 hour period to see if it would and it doesn't. Must do a hard reset to get it back up.
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13 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64

OK - do you have a PS/2 keyboard that you could attach to the system temporarily (if you don't already use one)? There is a fairly quick way to test for hardware problems, but it requires a PS/2 keyboard to work properly:

1. Create or set the following registry value:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters
Value: CrashOnCtrlScroll
Data: 1

2. Right-Click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop and select "Properties", then click the "Advanced tab. On the "Advanced" tab, click "Settings" under the "Performance" header. Click the "Advanced" tab, then click "Change" under "Virtual Memory". Set the pagefile to be located on the partition where the OS is installed, and set it to be equal to Physical RAM + 50 MB.

3. Also in the "System Properties" window on the "Advanced" tab, click the "Settings" buttun under the "Startup and Recovery" header. Make sure "Complete Memory Dump" is selected (see 3a if this is not in the list). You can change the location of the memory dump file to a different local partition if you do not have enough room on the partition where the OS is installed.

3a. If the "Complete Memory Dump" option in step 3 is not available, you will need to manually set this registry value:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl
Value: CrashDumpEnabled
Value: 1

4. You will need to reboot for these changes to take effect.

5. The next time that the system is hung/frozen, hold down the RIGHT CTRL key and press the SCROLL LOCK key twice to cause the machine to bugcheck - if it's just Windows that's hung, the machine will bugcheck after you press this key combination. If it does *not* bugcheck and you've pressed the key combination correctly, you most likely have a hardware problem (base hardware interrupts like the PS/2 bus aren't being serviced, usually meaning the hardware's actually at fault, not Windows).
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13 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I'll wait and see. Thanks
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