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Windows 7: Random Freezing

28 Sep 2009   #11


The first event is a normal side-effect of the OS realising that it just woke up without previously shutting down cleanly - "hey, something v.bad just happened and there was an unexplained reboot".

The second one relates to battery conservation features of the laptop. The processor gets throttled, especially when under battery power, in order to keep it consuming as little juice as possible under the circumstances.

By themselves, neither of the two events explain the lockup symptom.

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28 Sep 2009   #12

windows 7

Ok well, I will attempt your first recommendation shortly here and let ya know how that goes. Thanks
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28 Sep 2009   #13

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Just for process of elimination, download memtest86+, get the ISO and burn it

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Boot your comp with this disk and let it do it's thing for a few hours and see if you get any errors at all.
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28 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

The Windows version of memtest is also useful for checking system memory or other problems that cause locks ups besides memory. It will find problems that the Memtest CD can't. MemTest for Windows Download Page

Directions for using it correctly here. How to use Memtest for Windows
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