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Windows 7: PC keeps on crashing.

15 Aug 2010   #1
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
PC keeps on crashing.

Recently installed Win 7 Professional on one of my computers. Now its constantly crashing after a 10-15mins sometimes right after reboot.

It had Win 7 Ultimate and started given similar problems so I swapped it with Win 7 Pro. For 2 weeks there weren't any problems, until 3 days ago when the crashes started. There's no blue screen the comp just freezes.

System info.
-Win7 Pro 32bit
-Custom built PC
-Full retail version
-age of hardware= roughly 1 year.
-Age of OS= 2 and a half weeks.

Thanks for any help given!
Gareth.


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15 Aug 2010   #2
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the "Crashes and Debugging" section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.
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16 Aug 2010   #3
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ttran View Post
If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the "Crashes and Debugging" section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

Where do I find this Minidump?
I tried search with no result.
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16 Aug 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Navigate to c:/windows/minidump ... you will find the .dmp files there...
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16 Aug 2010   #5
shanky887614

win7 professional x64
 
 

if you cant see the minidump files

click on start, right click on computer, click on properties,advanced options

then settings under startup and recovey

and make sure write system log is enabled and its on small dump

(when it freezes have you tried pressing ctrl + shift + esc this will bring up the windows task manager and tell youwhat has froze/crashed if it works
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16 Aug 2010   #6
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Also, if you are using any program such as CCleaner, they might clean out your minidump folder!
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16 Aug 2010   #7
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shanky887614 View Post
if you cant see the minidump files

click on start, right click on computer, click on properties,advanced options

then settings under startup and recovey

and make sure write system log is enabled and its on small dump

(when it freezes have you tried pressing ctrl + shift + esc this will bring up the windows task manager and tell youwhat has froze/crashed if it works
Thanks. Tried ctrl+shit+esc and it does not work. There is no blue screen. It just freezes on what ever image the screen is displaying and if watching a movie and it freezes/crash it will give out a annoying buzz. And it does not restart, I have to manually do it myself.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ttran View Post
Also, if you are using any program such as CCleaner, they might clean out your minidump folder!
don't have such programs.




This is freaking annoying it keeps on crashing! And I can't seem to find this Minidump file/folder! tried search option and turned out zilch.
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16 Aug 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Then manually create the folder, and make sure that you have enabled small dumps as shanky887614 suggested ..
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16 Aug 2010   #9
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Here is the process of setting Minidump if you need:
Windows 7:
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.
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16 Aug 2010   #10
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ttran View Post
Here is the process of setting Minidump if you need:
Windows 7:
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.
Did that. But there wasn't a "Small memory dump (64 kB)" only a Small Memory dump (128k kB). I chose that instead.
It crashed yet again, but I still find this minidump, tried searching for .dmp, minidump to no vail.

It crashes/freezes more often when I run Vuze(program like utorrent)
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