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Windows 7: Windows 7 stops responing

03 Dec 2009   #21
Microsoft MVP


Try this:
Task Manger
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process. FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.

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03 Dec 2009   #22

Genuine windows 7X64

ok i did that, right now system idle is at 98, everything else is below 5, i will just sit and wait now ... it may freeze in a few hours or few days, is there something else i can monitor, FTI the system that is freezin has the system spec here, i have a simular machine, ( my main machine) which has been running flawlessly

Main machine
AMD quad 4 940
4 gig corsair ram
gigabye motherboard ga-ma790gp-ud4h
1T Hitichi Sata HD
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03 Dec 2009   #23
Microsoft MVP


Don't forget to also check the memory and I/O columns for issues. I find that we identify the most issues in the I/O columns.

The CPU column tells you the activities that are consuming the CPU's resources
The Memory column tells you the activities that are consuming your memory (RAM)
And the I/O columns tell you what's using your hard drive (typically the slowest thing in your system).
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03 Dec 2009   #24

Genuine windows 7X64

ok i just has a random shutdown, i am not sure if its related to my freezin, but apon boot up it was telling me it could not find the system disk, ( i think my HD is on its way out ) after several attemps of a hard reboot i finally got back to the desktop, lookin at the "system" event viewer the only error for today was winint warning
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03 Dec 2009   #25
Microsoft MVP


Run a hard drive diagnostic: HD Diagnostic
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03 Dec 2009   #26

Genuine windows 7X64

HD results ...
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04 Dec 2009   #27
Microsoft MVP


You've got issues with your Hard Drive. I'd suggest replacing it before doing anything else.
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