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Windows 7: Windows 7 Keeps Freezing

17 Jan 2010   #1
iDreams

 
 
Windows 7 Keeps Freezing

I have been running Windows 7 for a few days now but its driving me mad. Every so often the system keeps freezing. It happens when I am browsing the internet, playing a game, watching a video, and using applications. No warning or error, just instant freeze and I have to hard-reboot.

How do I find the fault?


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17 Jan 2010   #2
iDreams

 
 

******* thing froze again after posting this message.

Not impressed !
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17 Jan 2010   #3
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iDreams View Post
I have been running Windows 7 for a few days now but its driving me mad. Every so often the system keeps freezing. It happens when I am browsing the internet, playing a game, watching a video, and using applications. No warning or error, just instant freeze and I have to hard-reboot.

How do I find the fault?

Easy
type eventvwr in search. go to the windows logs>application tab. look for errors ( they have red in the left column) that have app hang, app crash, etc in them. there is a lot of data so you may want to wiat till the next time it hangs. When you find them use the built iin snipping tool (type snipping in search) to make a screen shot and attach it to the attachment icon (its shaped like a paperclip) and upload it to use.

see the pix.


Ken J
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17 Jan 2010   #4
iDreams

 
 

All these errors in the "applications" tab says the sources is "SideBySide" whatever that means?

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_0c178a139ee2a7ed\MFC80 .DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",ver sion="8.0.50608.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
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17 Jan 2010   #5
iDreams

 
 

Froze again after posting that message too, using a different browser.
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17 Jan 2010   #6
iDreams

 
 

The snipping tool is freezing everytime I try to get the screenhot.
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17 Jan 2010   #7
iDreams

 
 

having to use mobile now because i cant have the pc on for more than 1 minute before it freezes. this is bulls...
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17 Jan 2010   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iDreams View Post
The snipping tool is freezing everytime I try to get the screenhot.

try booting into safe mode (F8) see if it still happens
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17 Jan 2010   #9
iDreams

 
 

i can confirm safe mode is f****d
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17 Jan 2010   #10
iDreams

 
 

no ideas?
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