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Windows 7: Laptop freezes or doesn't shutdown half of the time

07 Apr 2015   #11


Again, I would disable everything except your AV in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services (after Hiding All MS Services) to see how it runs. If you have any missing function like some scrolling or gestures on the touchpad, or hotkey, then you can reenable those later after you see what freeloaders might be causing problems.

I would not have advised you in the first place to disable everything except AV if there was a chance it would mess things up. My tutorials have all advised this for years and been used by millions without a single complaint.

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07 Apr 2015   #12

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Well yeah, I guess I should be trusting you, you have way more knowledge than me. Disabling Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framwork seems to make the computer faster but makes it heat up more. So I left it enabled because I don't want it to overheat. Ok, I will disable all unneeded services if just disabling startup programs doesn't work. The reason I don't want to disable all the services yet is because some of them are security programs that are required to use on popular shopping websites when doing a transaction or banking here in Korea and I'm not sure which they are.
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07 Apr 2015   #13


Remember that in msconfig>Services you must tick the box to Hide All MS Services to be sure nothing used by Win7 is disabled.

If you know the Intel startups don't cause problems and help with overheating then that is the kind of informed decision that is needed when allowing anything other than Win7 Services to start with Windows. I only urged you to try without all of them to see if the situation is relieved any, then you can add back any which provide missing functions or you know help like the Intel.
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07 Apr 2015   #14

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Hey I uninstalled the update talked about here: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10 but it feels like that makes Windows Update freeze when checking for update. I am trying system restore and it seems to be taking a while in the restarting phase. Need to go out so I'll leave someone else at home to watch it.
Edit: Well either I am wring that it is being slow and it's supposed to take this long or the update has nothing to do with it as it seems to be same. Maybe I need to give it more time.
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08 Apr 2015   #15

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

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08 Apr 2015   #16

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Hey Greg, if something goes wrong in booting when I disable services, can I use system restore using F8 boot menu to go on System Recovery Options?
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08 Apr 2015   #17


You can always recover from a bad setting or Update by booting into the disk System Recovery Options
to do a System Restore, so make sure you have plenty of disk space enabled on C for System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage.

There has never been a case I've seen where disabling Startups in Win7 will cause the PC not to boot, as I've stated all of the services needed by Win7 are protected when you check the box to Hide all MS Services.

The only serious problem I recall was when some HP owners disabled the HP Wireless Manager bloatware and then couldn't connect to the web until they uninstalled it to use Win7's superior network manager in System Tray.
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08 Apr 2015   #18

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Ok, I also uninstalled a few online transaction security programs that has an service that starts in startup in case it was causing a problem.
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