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Windows 7: Random Freezes & Frequent BSOD

20 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Random Freezes & Frequent BSOD

Up until a week ago none of these problems existed; also restored Windows to a point before the problems with no change. Memtest returned no errors.

Windows randomly freezes indiscriminantly. It can be during idle, accessing a program, browsing the web, etc. Keyboard is unresponsive and HDD in-use light remains unlit.

Combined with this there have been several BSOD, average Windows runtime before BSOD ranges between 2-20 minutes. Below is my system information along with dump files.

Windows 7 32-bit (upgrade from OEM Vista)
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6000+

Only upgrade to the OEM system has been a GTX 9800+ which has been running issue-free for the past year.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Old Drivers needing update.
PS2.sys    12/12/2005 9:26:59 PM        
inic162x_x86.sys    3/14/2007 2:47:23 AM        
ElbyCDIO.sys    7/21/2008 8:11:57 AM       
spldr.sys    5/11/2009 12:13:47 PM        
nvstor32.sys    6/22/2009 6:19:03 PM
How To Find Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2012   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

I note you have Symantec / Norton.
Symantec is a frequent cause of BSOD's.
Please remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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