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26 Jul 2009   #1

win 7 RC
Windows 7 crashes

Hello all,

I'm using 7100 from ms not a torrent and having an issue i just cant seem to shake, re formatted and im still having this issue.

The issue is the pc runs great then when im done on it and go downstairs for 1 hour or more and i come back to it shake the mouse, the screen comes on the mouse move but nothing is responsive, the autohide start bar doesnt come out, crtl+alt_del does't work, the only way i can use the pc again is to hold the power button 10 seconds and turn it on again, i never have any problems with it while im using it, gaming or when its streaming media to my laptop or ps3.

While it's in this unresponsive state it still continues to stream media to both devices.
Its not over heating or being stressed to hard

wwhen i leave my pc all that runs are:
tversity and the windows media player sharing services, no screen saver my screen is set to turn off after 1 min on inactivity. tried numerous video card drivers.

anyone have any ideas?

system spec.

amd phenom 9850x4
m2n-sli deluxe
4gb ram ddr2 800
2x 8800gt in sli
g5 mouse
ps/2 keyboard


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26 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL

Maybe this tutorial help you Power Plan - Restore Default Settings
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26 Jul 2009   #3

win 7 RC

i'm sorry but i don't think it has anything to do with the power plan. I've tried this already
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26 Jul 2009   #4

windows 7 HP 64bit

I cant really help but i have the same MoBo and i have experienced this si the past.
Ive also had the problem where the screen would go off and wouldn't come back on but the PC was still working.
The only things i can can think of is the power options as has already been mentioned (although i didnt find that helped), deleting the updated Ati driver i had downloaded so it reverted back to the default one and upgrading to one of the leaked builds.

Im pretty sure i had cured it by the time i did the driver roll back but ive also gone up two builds (upgraded, not clean installs) since i last saw this problem.
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26 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM x64

Its a known issue with the Auto-hide taskbar option. The only solution is to disable Auto-hide. It happens with the RTM too.
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26 Jul 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kjah View Post
i'm sorry but i don't think it has anything to do with the power plan. I've tried this already

See evo21 post he is absolutely correct. there is an interaction between autohide and sleep in every version of windows since the beta. If you want more info search sevenforums for a user named SoLoR, aand autohide.

Hope this helps

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26 Jul 2009   #7

win 7 RC

thanks guys ill look into it, will also disable autohide see if it helps. Thanks again
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28 Jul 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP


Also update your video and storage drivers.
Video drivers because there's been issues with them and sleep since XP
Storage drivers because this is a new issue in Win7 - the storage drivers affect the sleep options.
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