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Windows 7: Vaio freezing and hanging

14 May 2014   #1

win 7 and vista
Vaio freezing and hanging

hi guys many thanks for reading this. i have an older sony vaio laptop. i upgraded to vista with no problem and i thought i would bring it even more up to date and installed win 7. the problems i have is that it momenterilly freezes,or hangs as i put it. if i select a page the progress circle thingy goes around but freezes and then moves and freezes. if for example i try and do anything to quickly it will lock up altogether and if i leave it for ten mins it will correct itself. i end up typing real slow because if i do anything to quickly it freezes and i have to wait till it catches up. i didnt have any of this with vista. is it a driver thing as i had hell of a job to get them all ?? is it a RAM thing ? i only have 1g of ram with 140g HDD. many thanks for reading this post..cheers TG

sony Vaio vgn-fj3m/w (european model)

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14 May 2014   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

That computer is just at the bare minimum of Windows 7 requirements. I'd say your best bet to have it at least stable is to bump up your ram to at least 2gb.
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14 May 2014   #3
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Make sure you also have a perfect install with no overhead - nothing at all starting with Windows except MSE AV. These same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 compile everything that works best for Win7.

That and 2gb RAM may make it tolerable but even 2gb RAM with a crappy install can drag. A lot of people still treat Win7 like XP when it is a completely different fully-automated OS.
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15 May 2014   #4

win 7 and vista

many thanks for replys some new things i wasnt aware of so i will have a go..special thanks to Gregrocker and gator
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15 May 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro

I agree on the clean install greg suggested.

If your system is freezing, that is not a good sign and is usually caused by hardware failure.

Check your HDD for errors, and then run a memtest.

Disk Check

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Or use the built in windows memory tester:

Click type memory in the search, and then click windows memory diagnostic. Click restart now and check for problems.

Mem test is more thorough, but if the quick ram test detects something wrong, your ram is bad. If it turns up nothing run memtest86
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