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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes, started randomly

05 Mar 2011   #21
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It was fine in safe mode for 2 boots, but after I had done the clean boot and disabled everything the system ran fine for two days. I was thinking 'yes its a driver issue like I thought!' I left it on last night and woke up to a frozen screen and static coming through the speakers. So it could be fine in safe mode for a week, then bam freeze. Just to add after it froze I rebooted and it froze again about 5 minutes after the welcome screen. I do believe it is a driver issue because my system was fine up until the beginning of February. Windows update probably downloaded some bs driver and now I am all screwed over. Rich, if you would like I will attach a driver list for you to analyze. When I get back intp safe mode I will roll back my nvidia driver to the previoud version, right now its like 266 or something. Let me know if you guys have anything else to add. I am getting closer to the problem than I ever have before so thanks.


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05 Mar 2011   #22
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

About how many passes should I run memtest for?
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05 Mar 2011   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Here is a little guide for memtest.
Run for 8 passes
Guide to using Memtest86+
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05 Mar 2011   #24
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Alright thanks. I am on pass 3 of stick 1. Going to be a long day.
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05 Mar 2011   #25
Master Green

Windows 7
 
 

HiSurikill,
That was good information provided by richc46...Thank you richc46 for your assiatnce.
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05 Mar 2011   #26
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are both very welcome. That test is usually done overnight, since it takes so long.
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05 Mar 2011   #27
Master Green

Windows 7
 
 

Attn: richc46
That is true but now that he's got it going, hopefully he'll have good results by tonight and can get a good nights sleep after it's done.

Attn: Surgikill
If you have other things to go and do, go ahead, the computer not going anywhere's. If you stare at it too long, your gonna get bug eyes...Also, you have gone this far, don't give up.

Keep us posted please with the results.
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05 Mar 2011   #28
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Pass 5, stick one should be done with a total of 3 hours, right now I am at 2:15 0 errors. I will then install the second stick and see how it goes. I am so glad I dont have 4 sticks. After that we will go to software. Should I boot into normal or safe? I am going to roll back the nvidia driver and see if that fixes anything. I will provide a driver list and anything else that is requested.

Thanks.

EDIT: On pass 7 and almost at 3 hours. God how I wish this was done lol.

EDIT: Stick 1 is DONE...finally. On to stick 2.
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05 Mar 2011   #29
Master Green

Windows 7
 
 

Hi SurgiKill,
I would do everything in normal mode because when the computer is operating normally, I would think the stress load that it will be under will have it's fair share and the memtest will be a good indicator all is well.
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05 Mar 2011   #30
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

On pass 4 of stick 2 and 1.5 hours in. Bored to sh!t.
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