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Windows 7: What Is Happening With My Rig?

21 Mar 2011   #11
Ange1ofD4rkness

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I believe I fixed it.

I used CCleaner in safe mode and cleaned out the registry with it. It has since proved sucessful, and I no longer am getting errors I use to get on shutdown (They have existed for awhile, but not as a harm like this was)

So far no problems (I am crossing my fingers hoping it will work)


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29 Mar 2011   #12
Ange1ofD4rkness

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
NOPE NOT FIXED

Well the registry clean worked okay but it's back to locking up again. It's lest frequent now, but each time it requires a hard shutdown.

It's random to, one time I was exiting APB then I exited teamspeak and was going over to click the windows button on the taskbar (the start button) it locked up. Another time I was about to start a mission in come Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, I got sound but nothing. Both times though after I reset I had to shut it down again because I was getting no image. Here's the thing, it wasn' a force shutdown, I simply pushed the powerbutton once, didn't hold it and off it went. Both times the fix was to shut off the PSU and unplug it for alittle, then plug it in and turn it on.

I just had it happen today, and all i had was like Dreamweaver open, firefox, window media player, CPUID, and I think I was heading to click my Dreamweaver icon when it locked up. (oh that's right I was on the web at first with firefox, and was going to pull up dreamweaver which was already running). Here's another interesting thing, I was playing a song in windows media player, the song kept playing, once finished it didn't go to the next one.

Also when I would push the power button once I got one flash out of the hard drive light on my case. I even opened the case heard the drive spinning, at one point I looked at the HD actvity light on my case and it was solid red (normal color) as if it was doing something). I tried putting in a DVD to see if I could key sounds again to no luck. Tried unplugging monitors to see if the image corected no luck. I plugged in a few other USB devices (flash drive and IR reciever) to have them both power up. The light on the flashdrive was blinking as if buzy, and the IR recieve gave me a green light and was recieve commands from my remote (a red light lights up on the recieve when I push a button on my remote like I am suppose to and also I haven't hooked this thing up in awhile so I doubt it's part of the problem)

I have the case open right now I am going to take the GPU out and move it to a different PCI slot. The registry clean I did awhile back seemed to only work as a temporary fix (although I wonder if Nvidia PhysX could be responsible not sure, but the errors originally were days after it's install and after a system restore as an attempt to fix my rig I had to reinstall it, but then this error didn't show up for day).

I would like to mention that the errors have taken place really after I move my computer. If I remember right the first time wasn't until I moved it to the LAN party, those errors came a few times then stopped. Then I moved it home and the errors didn't really show themselves untl later taht day (to the point of where I originally made this post), and then after I did the registry clean, nothing. Then I move it back here and they are starting to occur again.

I have no clue what the hell is going on, my GPU drivers are up to date but can a bad video card lock up the system like this? I NEED HELP!!! Anything will do, I mean could it be my OS (will suck to have to format again just did it months ago), or can something be done with the BIOS (I have never done anything such as upgrading or flashing the BIOS so I wouldn't know how off the bat)? These errors come at such weird times, I mean I can try to clean the registry again but I would really like a positive permanent fix to this nightmare (the last format came because DirectX was damaged and the only fix was a format).

THanks in advance
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30 Mar 2011   #13
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Download a program called memtest86. Random lockups are often a problem you your RAM. You'll need to burn this to a disc and boot from it. It will assessing your RAM and let you know if its bad....depending on how much men you have it can take a while. Also don't let it run through just once. Put it on when you go to bed or leave for work and check it when you're awake or home. Even longer doesn't hurt.

http://www.google.com/m/url?ei=9tCST...77LRWvHLiWA81A
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30 Mar 2011   #14
Ange1ofD4rkness

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kool1zero View Post
Download a program called memtest86. Random lockups are often a problem you your RAM. You'll need to burn this to a disc and boot from it. It will assessing your RAM and let you know if its bad....depending on how much men you have it can take a while. Also don't let it run through just once. Put it on when you go to bed or leave for work and check it when you're awake or home. Even longer doesn't hurt.

Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
I will try this, actually I did some talking with my father and I realzzed everytime I was having an issue was after I moved my computer and the last fix wasn't a registry clean but actually whenI moved the RAM (we think it jiggles loose alittle bit)

Also I have 12 GB of ram so

Thanks for the help
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30 Mar 2011   #15
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nice, 12 gig will take a while, I'd leave it for a couple tests worth. Like 7-8 times through
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30 Mar 2011   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In addition to running Memtest86, run the Large FFTs and Blend Prime95 tests: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html
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