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: Computer Hangs Up

04 May 2010   #1
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Computer Hangs Up

Hi,

I was just using my computer for a couple of minutes and it suddenly hanged up and became unresponsive. The CPU is running, but the system is hanged up/unresponsive. So I pressed the Restart button on the CPU. The CPU was on but the system won't boot (I can't hear a beep sound). I fixed some wirings at the back of the CPU and now I am able to boot. Can somebody explain what is/are the reason(s) that caused the sudden hang up and unresponsiveness of my computer?

Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 May 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

What were you doing when it hung? Was it internet explorer or a browser that hung up?

When you have a hang, try Control Alt Delete and then wait to see if you can access Task manager. You'll want to take a look at what open Program is "Not Responding" on first tab, then click second tab for all users and see if any Processes are monopolizing the CPU at that moment.

If so, click the X out of the hanging window, or highlight it and End Task in Manager's first tab. If it offers to send a Report and restart, allow this so you can possibly get back diagnostics from MS which will come in under Problem Solutions in Action Center.

Until then you'll need to troubleshoot the hang yourself by checking the Event Viewer>Administrative View and also Performance-Diagnostics log for that timestamp. Also in Advanced Tools accessed by clicking WEI link at Computer>Properties, there may be problems cued at top, plus access to the logs and Generate a System Health Report.

Once you find any clues for what happened in the logs or as cued issues, Google error number and other identifiers plus some of the key text of the error/issue message to find results of others' attempts to fix same issue.

Repeat issues are the easiest to fix because they will show a pattern of errors in logs you can Google as they become increasingly annoying. Most all are solvable with today's Google results and the built-in tools and troubleshooters in Win7. At the worst you'd need to reinstall which is actually a good thing performance-wise, but as a last resort run 1) sfc /scannow and 2) Repair Install first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2010   #3
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The WHOLE computer hangs up all of a sudden. How can even do your recommendations when I can't even move the mouse nor CTRL+ALT+DEL. So I restarted using the CPU's restart button. After pressing, I can't hear a beep sound and my monitor doesn't display anything even if both of them (CPU and monitor) are turned ON so I forcely turned off the computer (unplugged right away) and then I tried to tighten the cables and wirings at the back of my CPU. I turned on my PC back and was able boot into Windows but suddenly after posting this thread, my computer hangs up AGAIN, but this time, the monitor shows "rainbow colors" wholely on the screen so I restarted the computer, and I can't hear a beep sound and my monitor doesn't display anything. I turned off the computer forcely again, opened the CPU and I noticed dust on my video card. Could this be hardware failure due to dust? Can I still save my video card? I was still able to play Heroes of Newerth yesterday...now my morning is welcomed by this problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 May 2010   #4
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

*Bump
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This definitely sounds like a video problem.... see if you can find a different video card and see if your problem persists ... also check to see if your video cards drivers are up to date....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Computer Hangs Up




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer hangs up
So it happens two or three times per day. I have noticed this as i was browsing the internet (gogle chrome ) , more specific when i open a new tab or switch between opened tabs . the computer hangs up for about 3-4 seconds. the sound stops and i can only move the muse pointer . what can be the...
General Discussion
computer hangs
Hi, I'am using Intel® Core™ i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz motherboard - MSI IONA bios ver - 03/03/10 20:25:08 Ver: 5.13 memmory - 4.00 GB ram Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1 my computer hangs during and after startup.
Performance & Maintenance
computer hangs
My computer hangs every time I choose a new window. Can take upto a minute or two before it shows. No errors or blue screen. This happens in internet explorer and mozilla firefoz. Can anyone help? Dell inspiron window 7 home, 64 bit.
BSOD Help and Support
Computer Hangs while gaming
Having an issue with my laptop and gaming, the games should by no means cause it to hang like this. Even older games like Half life will hang I will be playing along and the game will hang, or freeze for a few seconds then go back to normal. This is kinda frustrating especially while playing...
Gaming
Computer hangs
Hello everybody! My computer keeps on hanging randomly no bluescreen it just stops responding, its also lagging randomly in games, movies, music and even when im just surfing. I looked at my dmp files but the last one is from 2010-03-10 is it still useful? This problem is really iterating...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows7 computer hangs
Windows 7 64 bit ultimate external drive 1TB IEEE1394 connected. Copied 5 GB from HD to External drive. Halfway the computers goes mad reporting 1800 times a warning ID51 Error on device (external drive) during paging. Just ran a test connected the same external to a XP pro computer. No problem at...
General Discussion


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 13:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App