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Windows 7: Windows, apps freeze, resume, freeze, resume

19 Dec 2016   #1
NormD

Win 7 RTM 32-bit
 
 
Windows, apps freeze, resume, freeze, resume

System is AMD processor, 8 GB of RAM, Win 7 Ultimate, 32-bit, SP 1. (Cannot run a Windows Update and the update repair indicates a problem with doing an update.)

Once booted, Windows itself, File Manager, other utilities, Word, other apps will all freeze every few minutes, then unfreeze after about a minute and on and on. Pointer "donut" just spins and spins until system unfreezes. If typing into, say, Word a few characters typed after the freeze will appear after the unfreeze. Task Mgr. shows mostly about 98% idle going into this condition; nothing is coming on to hog resources that I can find. Performance shows all processors working if I give it something intense to do, and then flat-line until system unfreezes.

I've run memory diagnostic, chkdsk, sfc with no problems.


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19 Dec 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome NormD mate if it was the Windows memtest then it is not that much good this is the only memtest we recommend RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Now keep in mind this takes a fairly long time to run and is best run overnight because it is so long.

The other thing to keep in mind is that you have to let it run for at least 8 passes any less and you may as well not bother. Now if you get errors pop up before the 8 passes then you can stop the scan and if there are errors you will need to replace the RAM again keeping in mind it is best to get as good a quality set as you can afford - these days DDR3 is not that expensive anyway if that is what you have got it doesn't say in your specs. If you need advice on brands you only need ask.

Now before you go off to do the memtest please run these again and use the switches mentiond in the links
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary
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20 Dec 2016   #3
NormD

Win 7 RTM 32-bit
 
 
Follow-up on freeze

Memory diagnostic I ran was the one available from the Windows boot screen, not from within W7 itself. Don't know if there is a difference.

What I didn't say is this system is mostly new. New MB, processor, memory, power supply, even the case. What was kept is video card and disks. HOWEVER, previous system did the same thing. (Had a PS problem that fried MB caps, so I just cleaned house.)

Had run sfc with option. Reran chkdsk with /r; had used /f. Way longer, but it found no problems. Checked and video driver is current one for card.

Noticed today that if I'm in IE or Outlook typing and app hangs, mouse pointer is not visible in that app but when I move it out onto the main window it appears; disappears when I move it back to the hung app.

Anyone know if I can do an upgrade to W10 64 bit from this W7 32 bit system? I know there is an in-place upgrade function for W10 but don't know if it has this restriction.
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21 Dec 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Norm the memtest you ran is still not the one we recommend is has to be the one I linked.

The upgrade sorry you cannot do see this System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials if you want it you will need to buy a 64bit OEM 10 version
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21 Dec 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

When was the last time Windows was installed.

Is all your hardware in good working order.

Why do you have Windows 7 Release to Manufacturer in your specs ?

What version of W7 are you running ?
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21 Dec 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
What version of W7 are you running ?
Addram mate it says in the specs 7 ?RTM? 32bit am not quite sure what the RTM stands for.
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21 Dec 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I wrote what it stands for in reply #5

Release to manufacturing (RTM)
The term "release to manufacturing", also known as "going gold", is a term used when a software product is ready to be delivered or provided to the customer. This build may be digitally signed, allowing the end user to verify the integrity and authenticity of the software purchase. A copy of the RTM build known as the "gold master" or GM is sent for mass duplication. RTM precedes general availability (GA), when the product is released to the public.

It is typically used in certain retail mass-production software contexts—as opposed to a specialized software production or project in a commercial or government production and distribution—where the software is sold as part of a bundle in a related computer hardware sale and typically where the software and related hardware is ultimately to be available and sold on mass/public basis at retail stores to indicate that the software has met a defined quality level and is ready for mass retail distribution. RTM could also mean in other contexts that the software has been delivered or released to a client or customer for installation or distribution to the related hardware end user computers or machines. The term does not define the delivery mechanism or volume; it only states that the quality is sufficient for mass distribution. The deliverable from the engineering organization is frequently in the form of a golden master media used for duplication or to produce the image for the web.

RTM is given to all the PC makers.

A short time after that the Product goes Retail to the general public, all us little people
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21 Dec 2016   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I had a similar issue. It was Windows update that was running endless.
Try to disable WU (never check) and reboot.
Report if still freezes.
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23 Dec 2016   #9
NormD

Win 7 RTM 32-bit
 
 
Windows Update

Good idea given that Update has not been running right when I try. But I already had it disabled; I hate MS doing me these "favors" automatically. So no change. But thanks.
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23 Dec 2016   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Set WU to manual at Services - Windows Update

Run Disk Cleanup %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe
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