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Windows 7: Random system freeze-up

20 Aug 2009   #21
dahak

vista/win7
 
 

Using the 180.48 video driver seems to have stopped the freezing for me.
Strange to as how nvidia didn't fix this problem, considering they have gotten up to 190.xx versions by now.


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20 Aug 2009   #22
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

dahak

Hi and welcome

FYI this is a pretty old thread. Not many ppl will be coming here either for a solution or to post. Probably a better idea to start your own thread if you have a problem

Ken
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20 Aug 2009   #23
dahak

vista/win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
dahak

Hi and welcome

FYI this is a pretty old thread. Not many ppl will be coming here either for a solution or to post. Probably a better idea to start your own thread if you have a problem

Ken
Found the above mentioned fix for my system while reading another thread, so I posted the solution here as well, in case it might help those subscribed to this one.
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20 Aug 2009   #24
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Good Idea

I wonder who would be subscribed to it, but hey you can never have too much info

Thanks

Ken
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26 Oct 2009   #25
paulswirhun

Vista 7 x64
 
 
Solution: Windows 7 x64 Freezes w/ hard drive activity

SOLUTION TO VISTA x64 and WINDOWS 7 x64 FREEZE with CONSTANT HARD DRIVE ACTIVITY / LIGHT

(or at least to my problem...maybe yours is the same!)

I'm not sure this is the right place/forum, but I have a SOLUTION that has worked (so far) to solve my problems of Windows 7 x64 freezes.

The symptoms were:
10 to 30 second freezes with constant hard-drive activity (ie, the hard-drive light was on). Recovered after that.

What I did to fix it:
In device manager, my AHCI driver (some sort of hard drive driver) was a "standard 1.0" one, or something like that, which was installed by windows automatically when I installed the new OS (clean install).

Apparently this is not the correct driver for my system (a few years old Thinkpad T61), and windows update / update-driver doesn't find anything newer. So, I went to intel's website, and downloaded the "Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager", at:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...17882&lang=eng

They have a version that works for Windows 7 x64 (just check out the download site yourself, because the above version might not be exactly what you need).

Once it installed, I see under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in Device Manager, some intel stuff. I believe the ICH8M UltraATA 2850 storage controller did not change, but instead of the "Standard 1.0" (or whatever it was) AHCI controller, it now shows Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller.

FREEZES ARE GONE! Yay!

If this helps anyone, go post it in another forum to spread the word. I know a lot of people have had this constant-hard-drive-activity freezing in Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64.

-Paul
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02 Feb 2010   #26
suraj

window 7 ultimate
 
 

well i hav windows 7 in my hp pavilion 6314..and it keeps freezing...randomly..for abt 10 to 30 seconds..and when hd lights r constantly on..and after that everything becomes normal...it happens even when i m playin a game..or watchin a movie or listenin to music or surfing...and time is also not fixed...sometime i m not facing this for 1 hour..sometime it happens 3 time in 10 minutes..or may be more...well i saw both the solution of intel matrix manager and nvidia software update..will try both now..and give my opinion in 3 hours...
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02 Feb 2010   #27
suraj

window 7 ultimate
 
 

well yes...i downloaded and installed intel matrix storage manager....and i watched a movie for almost 2 hour...and it didnt freeze even once...so i think i the problem is over..thanx ppl..
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