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Windows 7: System Crash Overnight

22 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
System Crash Overnight

Hi all. This is my first time posting for solutions. I am usually very good about figuring this stuff out on my own, but that takes time and we are in the middle of finishing the band's first album. I first noticed the problem about three weeks ago and it started with Windows 7 hanging at the 'shutting down' screen then going blue screen and shutting off when I tried to shut the machine down. For the past week and a half, each morning I have come in find the PC is turned off and upon bootup I get the 'Windows has recovered...yadda yadda yadda'. I have let the system send the error report to Microsoft but have NEVER gotten any response so I humbly come to you guys and ask in my most desperate of voices and scream "HELP!".

I am running Windows 7 Full Retail x64 which was installed in January when I built the system. Asus M4A89GTD Pro with 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ and AMD Phenon II x6 3.26 GHZ (overclocked from 2.93GHz) with liquid cooling and a Sceptre 27" WS HD display.

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22 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Well, first of all, although this may be a bit of a pain, ensure that malware is not affecting your system,

Download the free version of this;


and run a FULL scan after updating the database. If it finds anything, post the log here.

Secondly, ( which I would normally move on to after your response regarding malware),

Some programs occasionally interfere with some registry entries and cause various problems on shutdown. Here are some possible solutions;

To enable fast shutdown, open the registry editor:

1. Click Start, type Regedit.
2. go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
3. Double click “WaitToKillServiceTimeout”
4. Change the default value from 12000 to 1000
5. Done

You can also try other timings. ( The default is 12000 ms), Going below 300 can cause other problems.

This will also do it for you, especially if certain processes hanging is the problem;

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
  [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
Save the file as "fastclose.reg" and merge it, ( Just click on the file).

Regards....Mike Connor
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