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Windows 7: Windows 7 Freezes while idle

21 Mar 2011   #1
lance9790

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Freezes while idle

First of all thanks for the help on this. This is a great forum and I am new to it. I did a clean install of windows 7 home premium. It took me several times to install it. The computer kept hanging or freezing. I had to to a hard reset everytime. Finally I got through the install. Now when I start my computer after awhile anywhere from 5min to 15mins even if the computer is idle the system will freeze. No mouse moverment or anything. If I restart the computer and enter into safe mode with networking I do not have any problems. I am thinking it is a driver issue. I have no unistalled drivers in the device manager. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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21 Mar 2011   #2
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Hi Lance9790 and welcome to sevenforums.
After you installed W7, did you install all drivers for motherboard? IE: Chipset driver, sound, video, ethernet, etc. from MFR website? If not, that could possibly be the issue, even if device manager says they are installed.
Let me know if this helps, or if I can be of assistance in helping with updates/installs.
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22 Mar 2011   #3
lance9790

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have went the MF website and downloaded all the drives that I could for the motherboard. Is there anyway I can find out which driver or what it is causing the freeze through the software?
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25 Mar 2011   #4
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

From looking at your system specs, I'd say low RAM is causing your computer to hang up. If I remember correctly, the min. req. RAM for Windows 7 is 2Gb. Although I have ran with 1Gb and been fine, 512Mb is much too low. Try installing at least another 512Mb module and see if that helps. (surely couldn't hurt)
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