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Windows 7: System freezes when idle

01 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
System freezes when idle


a little while ago I was experiencing the exact same problem as I am having again now. The only catch is, this is a completely different build. The only parts that are still the same are the keyboard & speakers.. (MS Sidewinder X6 without the num pad & Logitech's Z-10 - both usb), oh & the case + fan-controller (Coolermaster ATCS840 + ZM-MFC1 Plus), and of course Windows 7 64 Ultimate with updated Chrome as my main browser, Aida64 Ultimate for monitoring & NIS2011 (I changed back from MSE to Norton, since it makes no difference).

Anyway this system is rock-solid when worked on or stressed; that's 10+ hours Memtest86+ 4.20, 100 runs LinX all memory, 2+ hours Furmark, etcetc. Every test I throw at it, it passes. When gaming it has also never crashed on me,


when the system is idle or when simply running some torrents it WILL freeze - sometimes after an hour, sometimes after 5+ hours, but it will freeze eventually, & then needs a hard restart. There's also never any BSOD's, just freeze.

I already ran verifier but nothing crashed, & I updated all 3rd-party drivers (I think..).

System specs are updated. Hopefully someone can find something in the reports.. Thanks in advance!

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02 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

I've the exact same problem. In my case, a fully new (1 week old) OEM W7 Home Premium, I7-2600, 8GB, ASUS Sabretooth P67 w/ 120Gb Emcrest SSD and a GTX570. I have a USB mouse and PS/2 Keyboard. In the freeze, the mouse IR led turns off, Keyboard led remains on, screen freezes including clock but ethernet leds flash crazily and causes my switch (and as a result, other PC's on that LAN have no more LAN/Internet connection).
As far as I can tell, all BIOS and W7 powersaving modes are off.

Extra question: Is this situation where the screen 'freezes' (but continues to show that what was running at the time of the Windows 7 crash) = BSOD? Or am I to take BSOD literally....
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02 May 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I am having same issues guys, see new thread. I also have an MS sidewinder keyboard however I do not think it is the cause, I replaced the first one I had to make sure
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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03 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

MvdB and MR PINK, please do not post your own problems in other peoples threads. Start your own and someone will assist you with your problems.

rabor: I don't see anything that sticks out in your logs (it's in Dutch so I might have missed something). There are two different Intel network drivers loaded. One is more updated then the other. Download the latest driver from here and see if it fixes your problem
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03 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by
rabor: I don't see anything that sticks out in your logs (it's in Dutch so I might have missed something). There are two different Intel network drivers loaded. One is more updated then the other. Download the latest driver from here [url net+Controllers&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+82583V+Gigabit+Ethernet+Controller&lang=eng[/url] and see if it fixes your problem

the board has 2 Gbit-ports (Intel 82579V & 82583V), & it's updated now. Let's see what happens.

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