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Windows 7: Computer Freezing/Hanging a few min after bootup

20 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Computer Freezing/Hanging a few min after bootup

So for the past day I have been having a problem with my PC. I booted it up and within two minutes the whole thing froze, I couldn't Ctrl-Alt-Del or anything, so i figured something just went kaboom and decided to restart. Same thing happened.. so I decided to boot into Safe mode. The safe mode boot worked fine and I've prob alley booted into Safe Mode at least 20 times the past day and it only froze once.

I don't know if this is a driver issue or a hardware issue or what, but It's really frustrating. I have run MSE and it can't find any viruses. Also, when I try to play music/or open a file,my computer hangs and it takes like 20 seconds of the little circle loading mouse icon for anything to happen, and sometimes this will also trigger the computer to downright freeze.

So far I have tried :
Going into MSCONFIG and disabling startup/processes = Did not work
System Restore : Delays the freezing for a little while but it comes back after a couple hours, the Hdd/sdd hanging is still present = did not work
Ran a chkdsk = said it was fine
Ran the WD HDD Diagnostic tool = said hdd was fine
Did something called sfc /scannow (i think that's it) ... = said i was fine

This is a custom built PC i made and I have had it for a month and a half, I also checked for loose cables but did not see any.

Specs :
CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: AMD Radeon 7970
SSD : Samsung 830 128gb
HDD: WD Black 1TB
Ram : 8gb g.skill Ram
PSU: 750w OCZ
Mobo : ASRock Z77 Xtreme4
OS : Windows 7 64bit

Also, I have checked eventviewer and I get a lot of errors but they don't make sense and I don't think they are the problem.
Error examples:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0. source: atapi Error Id: 11


Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected. Source : WMI Error ID: 10


The description for Event ID 1003 from source ISCT Agent cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

CAgentState:oPeriodicSuspendResume ****Error in initialize NetDetect, status = 0x2

the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table

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20 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


You are doing well working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

The controller error requires further testing with HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Next test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight to stress it.

Establish and keep a Clean Boot with only AV excepted.

Run a full Malwarebytes scan, then Super-Anti-spyware full scan.

Uninstall any toolbars, search services, or other Add-ons, also disable listing in browsers.

Make sure you have Windows Updates set to Automatic, have enabled to Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware, then run Updates and install all Important and Optional.
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