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Windows 7: Freezing then Issues on Start up

22 Sep 2010   #1
Sublime

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Freezing then Issues on Start up

I have been having issues with my PC freezing. I just started using Windows 7 after my PC crashed couple weeks ago. I upgraded from Vista 64 bit.
Since then it has been fine except the PC freezes when I play Starcraft 2. I can play the game for about five minutes or so, sometimes more/less it just depends, then it will freeze, the music/sounds that was playing at the time of freeze keeps replaying, and I have to manual reboot.

After I manual reboot when this happens, I get weird issues on start up. Sometimes it will say "failed to read boot disc" or "fail to start windows" "press ctrl+alt+delete to restart". Sometimes it will run CHKDSK on restart and this morning it ran Windows Repair and determined the problem could not be fixed and windows couldn't be started. I turned the PC on and off right after it told me that and it worked fine.

This is very strange to me as I never had any issues with the game freezing on Vista.

System Specs:
Intel E8400
Nvidia GTX 260
4GB Ram
Win7 64 bit
Biostar motherboard (all I know about it)

I have unistalled and reinstalled the game, along with the video card drivers.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello and Welcome !

Follow this article Run Selective Startup using System Configuration and see if that works.

- Captain
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23 Sep 2010   #3
Sublime

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply
But I am not sure how that would help because it start up problems happen randomly after a freeze. Sometimes it won't happen and sometimes it will.

For instance here is my experience this morning.

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic this morning to see if I had a RAM problem. The first time I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic, I checked on it after a while and my computer was a black screen. I hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE and it restarted but gave me no test results. I re-ran the test and it came back with no problems found. But soon after that my PC froze while writing an email, and when I tried to reboot I got "Can not read disc, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart". I left the PC off for 30 mins and tried again and it has started fine. Every now and then it will act slow. Do you think I might have a RAM problem although the test came back good?
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23 Sep 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Run a Hardware Diagnostic (Memory and Hard Drive) follow this link for instructions Hardware Diagnostic !! « Captain Debugger

- Captain
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23 Sep 2010   #5
Sublime

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I opened the command prompt and typed "chkdsk /v" and all I get back is "Access denied you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to evoke this utility in elevated mode".

I am not sure what to do
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23 Sep 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You need to run the command prompt as an administrator.

Elevated Command Prompt
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23 Sep 2010   #7
Sublime

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok thanks for the help so far.

I ran chkdsk /v and got "no problems found"
I also restarted and ran chkdsk /r, and I looked at the event viewer but am not sure what I need to be looking for.

On memtest86, I downloaded the file, but am confused on how to use it. Do I need to download an ISO burner program and put the unzipped file on a disc, or do I need to unzip the files, then use the ISO burner to put them on the disc?
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23 Sep 2010   #8
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sublime View Post
Ok thanks for the help so far.

I ran chkdsk /v and got "no problems found"
I also restarted and ran chkdsk /r, and I looked at the event viewer but am not sure what I need to be looking for.

On memtest86, I downloaded the file, but am confused on how to use it. Do I need to download an ISO burner program and put the unzipped file on a disc, or do I need to unzip the files, then use the ISO burner to put them on the disc?

Yes here is the Tutorial RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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23 Sep 2010   #9
tezlewis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Because your getting intermittent disk boot errors it suggests the HDD could have an issue. Try reseating the cable and see if that helps! A HDD test would bew useful about now but if im honest, im not sure of the best ones around so it maybe worth waiting to see if someone can suggest a decent one to give good trusted results!
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24 Sep 2010   #10
Sublime

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I ran memtest86 over night for almost 9 hours, when I woke up it said Pass:7 Errors:0
So I guess its not a ram problem. What do you suggest I do now?
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