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Windows 7: why cant i do ctrl alt del when system hangs

23 Aug 2009   #11

thanks for all the help ctrl shift esc

man i need a win7 ebook lol

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23 Aug 2009   #12


i cant wait to find the distance on yahoo maps to tjmax cause i wana shop for cooler cpu.

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TJMax is a retail store chain in the USA
Stop using RegCure, it'll cause more problems than you need.

To test crashes/freezes the first thing to do is to check the system without overclocking. If it still crashes/freezes, then troubleshoot it without the overclock. Once the system is stable, then apply the overclock to see if it remains stable.
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23 Aug 2009   #13

still locked up

i just had lock up and tried ctrl shift esc and it brought up task manager and i tried to end process and it still locked up
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23 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windew420 View Post
my lockups are rare now but it still locks up i redid all wireing in my case and turned all case fans to high and got my idle real temp @ 46c . i just wounder if its just me or can others not access the task manager when a apps locks up cause iam sick of having to do cold boots. any way thanks for any help or a fix
You might have lost some files from your previous overheating lock ups. I have no problems accessing the task manager. Although I suspect something else is causing this overheating problem besides just poor case flow.

You might try to use the command prompt and run sfc/scannow to get those files back.
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