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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 freezing issues like others have had...any other ideas

01 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That is typically a sign of a hardware issue. Have you reset the CMOS on your motherboard? Is your HSF mounted properly, and using some form of heat transfer compound? Is your case clean and clear of dust? It is also possible that your PSU is either weak or failing.
Yea its clean and clear of dust yes mounted correctly...I will reset the cmos

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01 Dec 2010   #12

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

also it is worth looking in event viewer for recent problems
  1. to open Event Viewer: Click the Start button .
  2. In the Search box, type Event Viewer,
  3. and then, in the list of results, double-click Event Viewer.

Event Viewer is an advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer. It can be helpful when troubleshooting problems and errors with Windows and other programs.

What information appears in event logs? (Event Viewer)

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. If you are not logged on as an administrator, you can only change settings that apply to your user account, and some event logs may not be accessible.

Event logs are special files that record significant events on your computer, such as when a user logs on to the computer or when a program encounters an error. Whenever these types of events occur, Windows records the event in an event log that you can read by using Event Viewer. Advanced users might find the details in event logs helpful when troubleshooting problems with Windows and other programs.

Event Viewer tracks information in several different logs. Windows Logs include:
  1. Application (program) events. Events are classified as error, warning, or information, depending on the severity of the event. An error is a significant problem, such as loss of data. A warning is an event that is not necessarily significant, but might indicate a possible future problem. An information event describes the successful operation of a program, driver, or service.
  2. Security-related events. These events are called audits and are described as successful or failed, depending on the event, such as whether a user trying to log on to Windows was successful.
  3. Setup events. Computers that are configured as domain controllers will have additional logs displayed here.
  4. System events. System events are logged by Windows and Windows system services, and are classified as error, warning, or information.
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01 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
have you added content to the context menus when you have added programs? sometimes explorer.exe will crash because of incompatibility in the shell, i have experienced this with two programs and since not using them problems have stopped i found the culprits using shellxview by nirsoft

extract from write up: Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension.
you go through the listed items and disable the ones you think may be culprit.
ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer environment. For more information, read the following article: Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers

download here
ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
i will give this a try also...
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01 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

What is your system spec? Is your power supply adequate for your system?

There is also a bug fix for windows for random lockups due to OS deadlocks.

A computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 stops responding randomly

- Gene
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01 Dec 2010   #15

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

Check for solutions to software problems

To check for solutions to problems using Control Panel

Open Problem Reports and Solutions by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Problem Reports and Solutions.

Click Check for new solutions.

Windows will notify you if there are any steps you can take to solve problems on your computer.

i have updated post 12 for you :)
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01 Dec 2010   #16

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

you might also try a clean boot:

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

that should eliminate a software issue, other than drivers, windows system files, or a virus.
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01 Dec 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

Just throwing this out there; how much wattage does your PSU have?
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