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Windows 7: Screen Locking up (graphics)

03 May 2009   #1
jmerkow

windows 7 7022 x86, windows 7 7000 x64, ubuntu, kubuntu, os x
 
 
Screen Locking up (graphics)

I've been working with windows 7 and I recently reformatted up 7100 x64.

I am noticing a new problem that I didn't experience in build 7000 x64. Basically my the screen locks up but I am still able to use the mouse and do things but the screen doesn't update. For example Im running FL Studio, and I load some module, then the screen freezes. Now I can still play sounds, exit software etc but nothing changes on the screen, its like clicking on a picture and navigating by memory. Eventually, the cursor disappears and I am forced to restart by holding the power button.

As I said, I have did a clean install of 7100 x64 the only other change is that I am using the 171.81 nvidia drivers instead of the older ones.

Some System info, LMK if you need more:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found

2 Video cards (SLI and Phyx Disabled)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.8581 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.11.8581


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03 May 2009   #2
jmerkow

windows 7 7022 x86, windows 7 7000 x64, ubuntu, kubuntu, os x
 
 

Update:
I rolled back to .71 still having issues.
Also the cursor doesn't disappear it freezes. and the computer seems freezes up. I have waited it out and things seems to come back slightly. I get brief moments of control back, and the cursor is movable, the computer seems to process some of the key stokes that I performed when it was frozen, (i.e. ctrl alt del, alt tab) and I have brief moments where the cursor works. Eventually the screens go black except for the cursor which is movable. This happens for a while, and eventually I get control back. And things seem to work fine.

This seems to be consistently happening when I am using FL Studio. In fact, I haven't had it happen in any other app. FL studio is by far the most memory intensive sw I have used after reformatting. Its possible that is some sort of thrashing issue?

With these new developments, Im not sure that this is a graphics issue.... feel free to move this if you feel its necessary.
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16 Aug 2009   #3
Yaozer4

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I am getting the exact same problem. Sometimes it will happen when I just browsing the internet with Google Chrome. Most of the time I will have Guild Wars, a video game, running and it will lock, my cursor is still movable and I might have to wait up to 5 minutes and it might come back. I also have a fresh install of Windows 7 build 7100.
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16 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yaozer4 View Post
I am getting the exact same problem. Sometimes it will happen when I just browsing the internet with Google Chrome. Most of the time I will have Guild Wars, a video game, running and it will lock, my cursor is still movable and I might have to wait up to 5 minutes and it might come back. I also have a fresh install of Windows 7 build 7100.

Yaozer

First we could help you more if you filled out your system specs (in the lower left hand corner). Until you do we are only guessing. Is it 32bit or 64. Clean install or upgrade, what video card, how much ram, etc.

Ken
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16 Aug 2009   #5
Yaozer4

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

Sorry about that, I am using the 64 bit version, I have an Nvidia 8800gtx and 3GB of ram. It was a clean install as well.
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16 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yaozer4 View Post
Sorry about that, I am using the 64 bit version, I have an Nvidia 8800gtx and 3GB of ram. It was a clean install as well.
Y

Driver updates on the nvidia and the rest of the drivers? check the ram using ramtest. Check device manager (type device manager in search) see if the nvidia is operating correctly. Check event viewer (eventvwr in search) and see if there any errors relation to this problem

Ken
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