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Windows 7: Freezing

09 Dec 2009   #1
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 
Freezing

And no, I'm not talking about the temps -- it was in the upper 80s here today in Florida!

Has anyone else had a problem with W7 just freezing for a few seconds at a time? Then it does a "hurry up and catch up" thing that drives me nuts. In other words, if I use my scroll wheel on my mouse, nothing will happen, and then all of a sudden after a few seconds, my document will scroll way down. Or if I'm typing, as just happened as I'm typing this note, I will be typing away with nothing on the screen, and all of a sudden this whole string of words will appear.

It's REALLY annoying when I'm switching applications with alt-tab.

Any advice?

Thanx,
Jamie


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09 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
And no, I'm not talking about the temps -- it was in the upper 80s here today in Florida!

Has anyone else had a problem with W7 just freezing for a few seconds at a time? Then it does a "hurry up and catch up" thing that drives me nuts. In other words, if I use my scroll wheel on my mouse, nothing will happen, and then all of a sudden after a few seconds, my document will scroll way down. Or if I'm typing, as just happened as I'm typing this note, I will be typing away with nothing on the screen, and all of a sudden this whole string of words will appear.

It's REALLY annoying when I'm switching applications with alt-tab.

Any advice?

Thanx,
Jamie
Try the most common cause of this problem, first, uninstall your Anti Virus.If that solves the problem try MSE. from Microsoft.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Not sure. Are you still running the video driver that Windows installed? If so, I would update to the latest driver from Nvidia/ATI and see if that helps.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Not sure. Are you still running the video driver that Windows installed? If so, I would update to the latest driver from Nvidia/ATI and see if that helps.
When I installed W7, hardly any of the drivers came with it. I had do d/l them all from HP, including the video driver. I'd imagine that would be the most recent, no? How can I tell?
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09 Dec 2009   #5
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
And no, I'm not talking about the temps -- it was in the upper 80s here today in Florida!

Has anyone else had a problem with W7 just freezing for a few seconds at a time? Then it does a "hurry up and catch up" thing that drives me nuts. In other words, if I use my scroll wheel on my mouse, nothing will happen, and then all of a sudden after a few seconds, my document will scroll way down. Or if I'm typing, as just happened as I'm typing this note, I will be typing away with nothing on the screen, and all of a sudden this whole string of words will appear.

It's REALLY annoying when I'm switching applications with alt-tab.

Any advice?

Thanx,
Jamie
Try the most common cause of this problem, first, uninstall your Anti Virus.If that solves the problem try MSE. from Microsoft.


I use AVG; never had that problem on XP, but I know this isn't XP. What is MSE? I'm not familiar with that one.
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09 Dec 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
When I installed W7, hardly any of the drivers came with it. I had do d/l them all from HP, including the video driver. I'd imagine that would be the most recent, no? How can I tell?
The driver that you have is probably okay, but you have not given your system specs, so I don't know what video you have. You should fill them in, in your UserCPL.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
I use AVG; never had that problem on XP, but I know this isn't XP. What is MSE? I'm not familiar with that one.
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
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09 Dec 2009   #8
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
When I installed W7, hardly any of the drivers came with it. I had do d/l them all from HP, including the video driver. I'd imagine that would be the most recent, no? How can I tell?
The driver that you have is probably okay, but you have not given your system specs, so I don't know what video you have. You should fill them in, in your UserCPL.
OK, I have to claim ignorance here. Where would I find this info (the specs) on my computer, and what is a UserCPL?
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09 Dec 2009   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
When I installed W7, hardly any of the drivers came with it. I had do d/l them all from HP, including the video driver. I'd imagine that would be the most recent, no? How can I tell?
The driver that you have is probably okay, but you have not given your system specs, so I don't know what video you have. You should fill them in, in your UserCPL.
OK, I have to claim ignorance here. Where would I find this info (the specs) on my computer, and what is a UserCPL?
On the bottom left of your screen, you will see system specs. Click on it and fill in all the information that you can, about your computer
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09 Dec 2009   #10
jamieresearch

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamieresearch View Post
When I installed W7, hardly any of the drivers came with it. I had do d/l them all from HP, including the video driver. I'd imagine that would be the most recent, no? How can I tell?
The driver that you have is probably okay, but you have not given your system specs, so I don't know what video you have. You should fill them in, in your UserCPL.

Actually, I went to HP's site and think I found it. I did a custom install of W7 over Vista.

Here are the specs. Not sure what you need to know out of it, so I'm just giving you all of it. LOL

HP Pavilion dv7-1451nr Entertainment Notebook PC - Product Specifications - c01753033 - HP Business Support Center
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