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Windows 7: Windows 7 hangs up randomly

29 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Windows 7 hangs up randomly

I just bought a Dell Studio 1749 with Windows 7 64 bit. Randomly a program will lock up. After about 30 seconds or so the program will say it is not responding. If i right click on the program the whole program will turn a transparent white. This happens with many programs including IE, Firefox, and Windows Explorer. I contacted Dell and they did some simple maintenance but that didnt fix anything. I re-installed windows 2 times but it still didnt fix the problem. After all of this dell sent a technician to swap out hard drives. That still didnt fix the problem. It seems that if I have the battery plan on performance it helps but doesnt solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

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30 Apr 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi there,

What programs are you noticing it happening to the most? Also, please try to fill out your System Specs as fully as possible to allow us to better assist you.


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