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Windows 7: Startup mystery

11 May 2018   #1
TvG

Nederland
 
 
Startup mystery

Since a couple of weeks my win 7 pro often freezes during starting windows.

If it starts then after a couple of minutes it suddenly reboots without command.
It starts in safe mode, but after a restart it sometimes happens again.

Now at night I dont shutdown anymore but only lock windows and turn off my screen.
Since then it works all fine!
So I think it's a cold startup issue...

Anybody an idea?


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11 May 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi TvG, wlcome to Seven Forums,

Around the time that this started happening did you install any new hardware or software?
Were there any software updates or Windows updates that you installed?
Are there any new entries that have appeared in the startup menu in Start > msconfig > Startup tab?

I hope this helps!
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11 May 2018   #3
mitchell65

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

Hi TvG and welcome to the Forum.
What anti virus software do you have and is it up to date?
EDIT Sorry Paul, crossed due to my slow typing!
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11 May 2018   #4
TvG

Nederland
 
 

Thank you!

I remember I saw windows execute auto updates, while I always turned that off.
That took hours to complete... and I possibly aborted that process.

I dont have virus software running.
But no problem when the PC stays on, isn't that strange?
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11 May 2018   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You need to let the Windows Updates install. The first time it will take a while, but once you are current, it will be quick. Leaving your PC on all of the time is not a problem. Most here do that. You might reboot once a week just to refresh things, but there is no need to shutdown every time you leave the PC. == Also you need to get an anti-virus and install, this is important. Microsoft has one that comes with Windows, activate it.
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11 May 2018   #6
mitchell65

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

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11 May 2018   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi TvG,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TvG View Post
I remember I saw windows execute auto updates, while I always turned that off.
That took hours to complete... and I possibly aborted that process.
Perhaps you could check for Windows updates again and let it run!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TvG View Post
I dont have virus software running.
You need to get antivirus installed!
The one recommended by mitchell65 (MS Security Essentials) is a good Microsoft option.
There are a lot of good FREE ones out there.
I personally use AVG and have done for years.

I hope this helps!
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12 May 2018   #8
TvG

Nederland
 
 

Thank you all!
I did a huge windows update last night (146 updates!)
Took hours to complete... but now it seems to startup healthy.

I also installed AVG free...

Thank you again!

I use my PC mainly for music recording (Cubase)
I dont see a reason to upgrade to Windows 10, does it provide a better Performance? or protection?
I never experienced instability in Win 7 and all I want is working well, so I like to stay on Win7, unless...
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12 May 2018   #9
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi TvG,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TvG View Post
Thank you all!
I did a huge windows update last night (146 updates!).
Took hours to complete... but now it seems to startup healthy.
You're welcome, I am glad it is sorted!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TvG View Post
I use my PC mainly for music recording (Cubase).
I dont see a reason to upgrade to Windows 10, does it provide a better Performance? or protection?
I never experienced instability in Win 7 and all I want is working well, so I like to stay on Win7, unless...
I will leave this upto others to comment on the music side and Windows 10!
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13 May 2018   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you don't have any issues, stay with Windows 7.
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