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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes while opening certain programs

19 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Windows 7 freezes while opening certain programs

I am recently having severe issues with Windows freezing (or hanging, not sure) when trying to open a set of programs. Specifically when I open any video game the laptop freezes and stops responding to any inputs. Sometimes it freezes partially, as in I am allowed to open new tabs on chrome, but I can't do anything in that new tab. The only way I seem to be able to restore the system is if I force shutdown the laptop. The issue also occurs when I try to uninstall programs from the list in the control panel.

As of now the problem occurs only in these circumstances. I am able to run internet browsers, microsoft office, skype, etc. with no problem. I recently did a system restore, which made the issue worse, though it was also present before that sometimes.

On another forum I was told to run a chkdsk scan and check for any 'bad sectors' on the drive. I don't really know what these are, but apparently they are a very bad sign. I ran the scan, and there does not seem to be any issue in the results from this one. The only place, where I found mention of bad sectors is this one:

118069247 KB total disk space.
50419736 KB in 115268 files.
75524 KB in 29590 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
279039 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
67294948 KB available on disk.

On the other hand I had also ran a chkdsk yesterday, but forgot about it. There is some data in bad sectors in this one, though I don't understand how, since the one after it shows no issue. Also something strange is that overall this second check has a much longer log file. Here is the last bit of it:

614399999 KB total disk space.
381626832 KB in 72579 files.
34012 KB in 13183 indexes.
360 KB in bad sectors.
331267 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
232407528 KB available on disk.

I have literally zero idea what any information in the logs means, so any advice would be helpful.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2014   #2

Windows Ultimate x64

I have the same similar problem with you. My laptop freezes upon start up. sometimes minutes after starting up. i don't know if i fixed it but it might have something to do with the OS installed..
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