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Windows 7: After 6 hours, the PC just hangs and I have to hard reset

16 Mar 2015   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64

OK. Are there any other ZIP files being created on your desktop?

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16 Mar 2015   #12

Win 7 Home Premium x64

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17 Mar 2015   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64

Follow these steps:

1. Configure Windows to create minidumps:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

2. Set the paging file on C: to be the same size as the physically installed RAM:
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

3. Set the Windows Error Reporting service to MANUAL:
Services - Start or Disable

4. Test to see that dump files are created:
- Open Windows Task Manager
- Navigate to the Processes tab
- Right-click on explorer.exe, and click Create Dump File

- Note the location of the saved file

- Check that location and confirm that explorer.dmp exists

Now follow this:

Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Driver Verifier will cause your computer to run very sluggishly - this is normal. What it is trying to do is force your system to BSOD and isolate the offending driver/s. When it does, reboot, disable driver verifier, reboot as normal and upload the new dmp file/s here.

I recommend creating a system restore point before turning on driver verifier:
System Restore Point - Create

If your system fails to boot to desktop once driver verifier is enabled, turn it off by booting into Safe Mode:
Safe Mode
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 After 6 hours, the PC just hangs and I have to hard reset

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