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Windows 7: Computer hangs up for 1-2 minutes randomly, then continues as normal

4 Weeks Ago   #11
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 1metalguru,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1metalguru View Post
It will not allow me to copy the CBS.log file, says I don't have permission. I used a Command prompt run as admin to copy it to another directory, now it says it is too big to upload at 1.97 mB... Now what?
You need to zip it and upload it . . .

Screenshots And Files - Upload And Post In SevenForums

This tutorial [Published by Brink] will show you how to upload the file => Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in SevenForums.

I hope this helps!


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4 Weeks Ago   #12
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 1metalguru,

I just had a look at the CheckSUR.log file. There are numerous missing .mum files [Found 359 ERRORS]. This will probably mean that a Repair Install is required!

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #13
1metalguru

Windows 7 64 bit home premium SP1
 
 

Hi Paul, been there, done that.

At least I was told to do a repair install. I REALLY don't want to do this as I ABSOLUTELY CAN'T risk losing any data or installed programs. I know that is the reason the Rollups won't install, but I don't care. As I have said many times, everything else works fine, all Windows functions are normal except for the installation of those few updates.

This problem with freezing is brand new, only in the last couple of months. The missing MUM files have been like that for almost two years now without any visible affect.

I was hoping someone could address only the freezing problem and ignore the update issues. That's why I didn't post this in the BSOD section in the first place, I knew you guys would focus on the missing MUM file issues instead of the real problem.

What I wanted was just a way to find out what is causing this freezing issue, pretend all the other problems don't exist. I know they are completely unrelated.

Thanks for the help. I'll just have to live with it.
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4 Weeks Ago   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The risk of not having all your data baked up is bigger than doing a repair install.
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4 Weeks Ago   #15
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi 1metalguru,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1metalguru View Post
I REALLY don't want to do this as I ABSOLUTELY CAN'T risk losing any data or installed programs.
Before you do anything like a clean install or Repair Install, you should ALWAYS backup ALL your important files and folders as well as creating a System Image. This way, if things go wrong, you will be able to restore your OS back to the exact same state that it was when the system image was made in a very short time. There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].

A repair install differs from a clean install in the fact that it ONLY replaces the corrupted OS with a new fresh copy. This means that ALL your User Accounts, Folders, Files, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files, Icons, and any installed programs are left intact. It does however, delete ALL the Window updates, and could possibly affect, sounds, services, visual effect settings and device drivers by re-setting them to default [unusual though]. You cannot do a repair install at boot, in Safe Mode, using a system repair disk, or using an integrated Windows update disk. Basically, this process can ONLY be performed from within the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #16
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"The computer will completely freeze, does not respond to keyboard, mouse cursor locks up, no response whatsoever. This will last somewhere between 1 and 2 minutes, then everything will return to normal. Happens a few times a day."
Returning to Day One. I have the same situation, my laptops will go on hold, almost as long as yours, from time to time, seemingly at random. Now, I have been questioning my alligators in the moat -- security and monitoring utilities running in the background. Since protecting the castle is important, I've been wondering if it is necessary for both of us to tame the gators and lessen the hold times. When you posted, were you maybe thinking along those lines as well?
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
1metalguru

Windows 7 64 bit home premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"The computer will completely freeze, does not respond to keyboard, mouse cursor locks up, no response whatsoever. This will last somewhere between 1 and 2 minutes, then everything will return to normal. Happens a few times a day."
Returning to Day One. I have the same situation, my laptops will go on hold, almost as long as yours, from time to time, seemingly at random. Now, I have been questioning my alligators in the moat -- security and monitoring utilities running in the background. Since protecting the castle is important, I've been wondering if it is necessary for both of us to tame the gators and lessen the hold times. When you posted, were you maybe thinking along those lines as well?
Hi Roland:

Yes, it is possible, although none of the malware monitoring stuff has changed in the last few years, let alone months. However, it could have been an update to one of those... This problem is very recent, and the system has been stable and idiosyncrasy free up to recently. (with the exception of the update issue)

I was thinking since the CPU and Hard drive activity is normal during these events, it is something in the Windows Services that is the culprit. I have been looking for something similar to Performance Monitor that monitors service activity to confirm the hypothesis.
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4 Weeks Ago   #18
1metalguru

Windows 7 64 bit home premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The risk of not having all your data baked up is bigger than doing a repair install.
I have my data "baked" up.
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4 Weeks Ago   #19
1metalguru

Windows 7 64 bit home premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi 1metalguru,



Before you do anything like a clean install or Repair Install, you should ALWAYS backup ALL your important files and folders as well as creating a System Image. This way, if things go wrong, you will be able to restore your OS back to the exact same state that it was when the system image was made in a very short time. There are two imaging programs which are very popular among members here, the first is AOMEI Backupper Standard [FREE], and the second is Macrium Reflect [FREE].

A repair install differs from a clean install in the fact that it ONLY replaces the corrupted OS with a new fresh copy. This means that ALL your User Accounts, Folders, Files, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files, Icons, and any installed programs are left intact. It does however, delete ALL the Window updates, and could possibly affect, sounds, services, visual effect settings and device drivers by re-setting them to default [unusual though]. You cannot do a repair install at boot, in Safe Mode, using a system repair disk, or using an integrated Windows update disk. Basically, this process can ONLY be performed from within the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
Hi Paul

Instructions for a repair install?

Thanks.
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4 Weeks Ago   #20
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

OP, it's very possible that it is a recent windows update? I think you can control panel - windows update - whatever that installed updates tab is called...maybe you can spot and then remove the errant update or two?

"Instructions for a repair install?" My wild guess is that you simply slide Windows install DVD into the DVD player, find the setup.exe, make sure somewhere in that maze of menus you pick Repair Install. For those without a DVD device, one has to create a USB Windows install...
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