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Windows 7: 7 Lockups, just like Vista, but a discovery

31 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

All the problems described in this thread are driver related? To the OP, did updating your drivers fix the lockups? To comfuser, just saying you have an asus board doesn't help, they make tons. Last i checked, Asus has support for windows 7, as i have an asus board.

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31 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100

I should be more specific in my System Specs. I have an Asus P5E3 Premium WIFI-AP@n edition MOBO. When going to ASUS site and locating my board I do not see Windows 7 in the list of OS's. Is there another way of locating the Windows 7 drvrs? I have updated my video board drvrs through the BFG site finding Windows 7 drvrs for my GeForce 9800.
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31 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

I don't seen anything available for your motherboard at all..... i cant even select an OS. Ill try it again later and see if i can then.
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31 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100

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18 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7, Windows XP

I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate RTM on my PC with an RS400-A motherboard and am experiencing this EXACT same issue. Everything runs fine for 10, 20, sometimes 30 min or more, then, regardless of whatever app I'm using, the whole machine freezes. Any sound stops, the capslock light on keyboard does not turn on when pressed, cursor and anything on screen doesn't move and is frozen. After a seemingly random amount of time (sometimes 10 min or more) the system will just come out of the freeze and continue right where it left off. Here's what I've deduced so far.

- I've experienced what I think is the same issue while booted to the windows 7 RTM install disc
- my BIOS is at the latest 1.1 version
- I don't use the built-in ATI video, I use a PCI-E nVidia 8800GT card exclusively
- Just like the OP, my rig was rock solid in XP. But I never ran Vista on it
- I have nothing giving a question mark in Device Manager that is causing this (read: I have one thing with a question mark, but after disconnecting them I still have this issue)
- I am not using any other PCI cards (wifi, firewire, etc)

I'm going to try tonight and this weekend:
- playing with the power control panel settings
- installing Vista, trying to duplicate issue there
- installing whatever Vista drivers are available for this

Did the OP ever get resolution on this?
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18 Sep 2009   #16

RS400 still locking up

Durandal - nice to see you here, sorry you have my motherboard (!)... it really is a POS, at times at least, though it does run XP and BSD well. Nope, I never did get it figured out... I did flash bios, I did install the Vista drivers, but never did get it to run without the "off in the weeds" effect which it always recovers from. Very odd. And recall, I did first discover this problem on Vista, though I never was patient enough on Vista to wait to see if it came out of it. So nowadays, I have a little Asus p4 which runs 7 quite happily, and 7 is SO much better than Vista all around. But it certainly would be intriguing to finally figure this out on my RS400. Also, I have recently added an Nvidia video card to it hoping that might make a difference, but no such luck, same problem. No other cards in the system though.

Good luck and thanks for the post.
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01 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7, Windows XP

Ok, I've been stable ever since shortly after my last post. The only things I did were:

1. Just for giggles I used System Restore to go back to about two days prior, as that was my only previous restore point. I don't think I had actually changed anything since then, as after the few apps I had installed and all Windows updates I'd installed were still installed.

2. In the Power Options Control Panel, I changed my Preferred Plan from "Balanced (recommended)" to "High Performance".

Ever since then my rig has had no freezes whatsoever. I wanted to wait a bit longer to test before posting, but since I went from experiencing at least 1-2 freezes a night to none for over a week, I would have to say that number 2 above solved the issue.
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01 Oct 2009   #18

Lockups solved? Woo hoo...

Sounds like a great idea... I'll try it out tonight. Thanks much!!!

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02 Oct 2009   #19

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

If you don't use IE8 then you might think about removing it (you really don't need it). Go into programs and features then to "Turn Windows features on or off." Then to "Internet Explorer 8" click the box next to it to remove. Follow any instructions that may follow.

I had the same problem with IE 8 doing the same thing (view specs under "My System Specs"). Once I turned off IE 8 I went into "Default Programs", and set all internet connections to Firefox. This was a couple of months ago, and there as been no problems since. :)
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05 Oct 2009   #20


Solved indeed. I set power plan to high performance as suggested and haven't had a lockup since. Sure would be nice if we knew why THAT was happening but I guess we don't care, right?

Thanks again.
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