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Windows 7: My windows 7 freezes after logon

29 Sep 2010   #1
djpaulc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
My windows 7 freezes after logon

Hi there

I am having a consistent problem with W7. Everytime I boot into Windows, it freezes usually within 30 secs, sometimes as its logging in. But it will never go further than 1 minute without freezing. If I boot into safe mode, its fine, which would suggest software/driver issues. But, this is a dual boot machine (XP Pro) and this is now happening when I boot into XP.

I have attached a list of events that happen around the time of the freeze, one minidump file that was generated, and a list of my services, in a zipfile, along with a list of drivers from the driverquery command.

I have disconnected all unnecessary hardware (sound card, NIC, DVD-RW, extra hard drives and tried booting it each time, but no joy. I have updated my graphics card drivers, NIC drivers, Soundcard drivers, Motherboard drivers and I've also flashed the NIOS to the latest version I could get. I have also attached a system info file.

I have read extensively on the net regarding this problem and the various Event ID error codes. But really feel that I need somebody who is very well versed in deciphering the minidump and event logs to help me trace the root cause of this problem. I have also run memtest and it had 4 clear passes. I've run sfc /scannow and that came back ok.


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29 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hi dfjaulc, and welcome to SF. Your thinking is correct. I would think driver, especially when you boot into safe mode with no problem, but find the dual boot problem interesting.

1. Since you did get a bsod, please do the following:

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

2. Run selective startup

Run Selective Startup using System Configuration
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29 Sep 2010   #3
djpaulc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply Lemur. I forgot to mention that this install of W7 has been runnng fine for around a month, and since last Friday, this has started happening. Didn't actually get a BSOD, it just literally froze, but there was one minidump file, that it produced (attached to the 1st post). Am trying selective startup now, so will report back on that shortly
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29 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Let us know how that goes.
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30 Sep 2010   #5
djpaulc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Lemur

It worked fine for a while with Diagnostic Startup, it worked for about 5 mins before freezing. But I uninstalled some stuff and I can't get on the net in safe mode now. Uninstalled net framework and a couple of other bits. I am that close to wiping it and reinstalling, I tell thee.

Tried selective startup, but it froze almost straight away again. Do any of the events point to anything specific?
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30 Sep 2010   #6
pennstate11

Windows 7
 
 

hey guys,

my computer has been doing the same thing. Probably around the last 2 weeks when I shut down my computer completely and then turn it on it doesn't respond when I log on to windows, so I have to restart it everytime for it to work and I have no idea what the problem is. I thought it might be fixed with the update I just got but it wasnt. It's annoying because now I always have to put my computer into sleep mode because if I turn it off itll just not respond on startup.

hopefully someone can figure out this problem

thanks
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01 Oct 2010   #7
djpaulc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Lemur

Thanks for your help, I've found the problem now. It was the video card, got a new one today and it seems fine! Any further problems and I'll post back.
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01 Oct 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djpaulc View Post
Hi Lemur

Thanks for your help, I've found the problem now. It was the video card, got a new one today and it seems fine! Any further problems and I'll post back.
Excellent! I'm glad you resolved the problem.
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09 Aug 2012   #9
bianbian428

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 hang ups...

I've had the same problems with log on screens freezing forever with Windows 7 and Dell. No one seems to know what the cause is BUT.... After I retrieved my puter from storage for about a year, the battery CMOS batt died, I replaced it, updated Mcafee blah blah blah, and still continued to hang up the same way it was before I put in storage! Now....on that note. I read on another forum to start reseating all the cards. I had to do it anyway because I replaced the CMOS batt. In a strange twist of fate, the very moment I reseated the card where the monitor cable plugs into, everything worked! It no longer freezes on log in screen or start up screen. I rebooted about a dozen times just to make sure and still everything works great. Hope this helps, because I've been trying to remedy this damn problem for over a year.
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