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Windows 7: Are background processes causing my application to lock?

03 May 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP


You could try a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to see if it works before buying a new one. It's a shame you've never been able to experience native Win7 on that PC yet.

At least shut off everything at boot except your AV, and use the lightweight free MSE to see if that helps.

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03 May 2014   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Process List

I don't know what's causing lockups but I see the following in your process list: mom.exe and ccc.exe

You don't really need ATI Catalyst Control Centre and if you remove it along with the Radeon Graphics Card drivers then reinstall just the drivers - you won't see those processes.

On the other hand if you wish to leave Catalyst Control Centre installed you could read this:

What's the problem and why it happens: Forums - View Single Post - ccc.exe memory increases every opening ( all Users ) fixed from kevsamiga1974

The fix: Forums - View Single Post - ccc.exe memory increases every opening ( all Users ) fixed from kevsamiga1974

If you want to remove Catalyst Control Centre post a reply and someone will help!
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03 May 2014   #13
Microsoft MVP


You can uninstall CCC in Control Panel as suggested. But turning it off in Startups as I advised by establishing a Clean Boot will keep it from starting on Win7's back. Follow step 7 in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

If you uninstall it and it takes the display driver with it, then first enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional Drivers which may include the display driver Win7 wants. If not import it from the Support Downlaods webpage for your model.
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 Are background processes causing my application to lock?

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