Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: My PC freezes completely when installing new programs

05 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
My PC freezes completely when installing new programs

Hi guys.

3 days ago my PC starts making more noise than normal.

After that it freezes completely when installing programs and sometimes when surfing in the net.
Even during Steam updates it crashes.

I tought it could be an hardware failure. I have run Windows memory Diagnostic tool, scandisk..
etc and everything seems to be fine. My hd temperature according to hard disk sentinel is around 26ª C.

Also i can play games and run perfect in safe mode so i have my doubts that i could be hardware related.
I dont have any slowdowns in my pc.

I also tried a system restore without success.I didnt find any malware.

I try to run sfc /scannow but it says that the "Windows Resource Protection cant start the repair service.
If i insert the windows disk and run it at starup it says "other repair task is pending or something like that.

Any suggestions?

It looks like i will have to format the pc.

PS: I forget to say that most of time my PC doesnt turn off. In keeps saying logging off but nothing happens.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

If your computer never shutsdown that is a problem. The problem will continue on the next time you startup.
If your computer hasn't repaired itself and the hanging like you said I guess a clean install is in order.

Let us know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7

Also i notice that the freeze happens when trying to create a system restore point or running windows update.
I think the format is the best option.

I have a couple of beta software installed and a couple of programs which i am having trouble to unnistall (missing files etc) so a format will be good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

If all else fail a clean install is the best option :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7

Just to add that today i was playing a video at youtube and seeing other sites at the same time. My PC crashes but i still heared the sound of the video. My Firefox was open in other tab so i couldn´t see if the video was really playing.

It should be some kind of problem with explorer.exe maybe? Graphic card? (but then i should´t be able to play games). This is really strange.

Anyway, unless someone has a brilliant idea i will format my PC next week and see what happens.

I will try to update all my drivers tomorrow. Fortunatly drivermax seems to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7,Windows xp

i have the same problem, i tried of install opera browser and get hanged my pc i tried of install java and the same, i do not know what is wrong my drivers are up dated i think my antivirus is the problem, i just do not know.

i use 7 32 bits home premium
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 My PC freezes completely when installing new programs

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer COMPLETELY freezes!
Hi there people, don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this thread. But since i've got no idea what the hell is happening, i figured this should do it. My computer completely stops! It freezes and nothing works. My mouse don't work i can't even turn my NUM LOCK on/off. Also i...
General Discussion
Completely Random Hangups / Freezes
For a week now, my computer has been locking up, freezing, hanging, whatever you want to call it, at completely random times. Sometimes I am using it, sometimes it's been sitting idle for an hour or more. I reinstalled Windows on a fresh hard drive and recovered my pictures, documents, and...
BSOD Help and Support
W764b - Completely random freezes
Ever since I got this new computer, it freezes up at random. Everything just stops: mouse pointer doesn't move anymore, video freezes,.. it's like I made a screenshot and am viewing it in fullscreen.. The first crash I can remember is when I was installing World of Warcraft, I didn't think much...
BSOD Help and Support
Win 7 Pro x64 freezes completely
I installed Win7 Pro x64 on my PC Monday evening. The computer is physically unchanged from when Vista Business 32bit was running on it with which it was absolutely stable. The problem is that every 1 hour or so the system completely stops forcing me to manually reboot it. It does not give any...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 Completely Freezes
I have a 2-day old Dell Studio 1555 that randomly freezes 10-30 min after startup. It doesn't matter if the computer is idle or if it's being used... it just freezes. Dell has been completely useless in helping me figure it out. I've run all of the diagnostics and they're all coming out clean. ...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App