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Windows 7: Windows locks up, especially after idling

17 Feb 2010   #1
ninjamohawk

Windows 7 64-bit OEM
 
 
Windows locks up, especially after idling

Hello,

I've had my system for about two weeks now and I keep having problems with it locking up and freezing. No BSOD but it just hangs. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I'l turn on my monitor and notice the clock reads a time from a few hours ago, sometimes more. Sometimes the mouse works during this freeze, but only for a minute then it locks up too and I have to hard reset.

I thought it was a problem with my memory but I ran both the standard and extended mem diagnostic and it came back with no problems.

then I thought perhaps it was the drivers for my Linksys WMP54G, which are known to have issues with Windows 7, so I found a walkthrough on how to install some drivers for a Ralink card that supposedly work but that didn't change anything. I just reinstalled the "up to date" (2006) drivers for this wireless card to see if that might solve it. Doesn't seem to.

A friend suggested that I take out all my ram, and reseat it but I figure that if that were the problem mem diagnostic should have caught it, at least on the extended test.

EDIT: I also went into the settings for hibernation and disabled it. Told windows to allow 100% power to the system at all times. I even ran a command in CMD to turn off hibernation entirely.

Anyway here's my PC Specs

Windows 7 64-bit OEM
AMD Athalon II X4 620 2.60 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H Socket AM3
2 GB (x4) Super Talent DDR3 PC3-10600 1333Mhz 8GB total
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 I GB GDDR5
Acer 22" Black Wide-Screen 1680x1050 TFT LCD
Seagate 500GB Baracuda 7200 SATA II 16MB Cache
Antec Three Hundred Gamer Case
Arctic-Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWN heatsink
Antec TruePower 550 Watt Continuous Power Supply

any help would be greatly appreciated


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17 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninjamohawk View Post
Hello,

I've had my system for about two weeks now and I keep having problems with it locking up and freezing. No BSOD but it just hangs. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I'l turn on my monitor and notice the clock reads a time from a few hours ago, sometimes more. Sometimes the mouse works during this freeze, but only for a minute then it locks up too and I have to hard reset.

I thought it was a problem with my memory but I ran both the standard and extended mem diagnostic and it came back with no problems.

then I thought perhaps it was the drivers for my Linksys WMP54G, which are known to have issues with Windows 7, so I found a walkthrough on how to install some drivers for a Ralink card that supposedly work but that didn't change anything. I just reinstalled the "up to date" (2006) drivers for this wireless card to see if that might solve it. Doesn't seem to.

A friend suggested that I take out all my ram, and reseat it but I figure that if that were the problem mem diagnostic should have caught it, at least on the extended test.

EDIT: I also went into the settings for hibernation and disabled it. Told windows to allow 100% power to the system at all times. I even ran a command in CMD to turn off hibernation entirely.

Anyway here's my PC Specs

Windows 7 64-bit OEM
AMD Athalon II X4 620 2.60 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H Socket AM3
2 GB (x4) Super Talent DDR3 PC3-10600 1333Mhz 8GB total
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 I GB GDDR5
Acer 22" Black Wide-Screen 1680x1050 TFT LCD
Seagate 500GB Baracuda 7200 SATA II 16MB Cache
Antec Three Hundred Gamer Case
Arctic-Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWN heatsink
Antec TruePower 550 Watt Continuous Power Supply

any help would be greatly appreciated

Hi and welcome

you can use these to help diagnose the hung process. https://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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