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Windows 7: Image and sound freezes, need to force-restart 10x a day

26 May 2017   #21

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Mine was doing the same thing last month - and it happens at the same interval, after 10-11 minutes have passed. Screen freezes, complete lock-up. Ctrl + alt + del does not work - only a cut in power. Found out that I had enough time after starting back up to run restore, and chose a date, and problem went away for a while, then came back. I think I had it isolated to when I updated Avast - after the reset computer after update. Since I stopped, problem has not reoccurred ( knock on wood ).

I was using Chrome back then, and now Firefox (due to another issue with Filmstruck streaming service and adobe not running on Chrome).

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29 May 2017   #22

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

Hi all,

Thank you for your feedback and help, truly appreciated.
I ended up testing several browsers, and it appears that FIREFOX is stable. I still can't figure out what the problem was (maybe related to Chrome) and gave up on it while this solution lasts.

I suppose I will need to build a new machine in the coming 12 months anyway.

Thank you!
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