Computer randomly freezing

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

    Computer randomly freezing

    Hello all,

    I've recently had an issue where my PC intermittently freezes. It'll normally start off with one program that stops responding and eventually all the other open ones will do the same. Windows Explorer also tends to stop responding. Some open programs are unaffected and I'm able to interact with them to a limited degree (a few actions and closing them) but I am unable to open any new programs. I reinstalled Windows a couple of months ago in an attempt to fix this same problem but it seems to have resurfaced.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 3,904
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Okay i would start off with a:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

    Possibly run CCleaner, link is in my sig.
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
    Thread Starter

    Running the scan now.

    Looked through the event viewer as well. Would any of the logs there be of any use?

    Scan Results

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    Last edited by GJIW; 10 Jul 2014 at 17:12. Reason: Edited in scan results
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 172
    Windows 7 x64 SP1

    Have you tried to open up Task Manager and then select the performance tab and then click the button Resource Monitor and see if anything is eating up most of the CPU ? svhost can go out of control at times and use up 65% of the CPU, but I found with all the latest updates on Win7 it behaves itself now... It might be svhost or it could be something else, either way when it happens its worth taking a look in there to see whats going on in real time
    Last edited by Andyrids; 11 Jul 2014 at 13:10. Reason: typo
      My Computer

  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
    Thread Starter

    Took the RAM out and found there was dust in one of the slots. Cleared that away and so far no freezes. Appreciate the input guys.
      My Computer

  6. Posts : 172
    Windows 7 x64 SP1

    Ah yeah the dreaded dust in the RAM slots ! lol causes some very random random problems at times... Anyway good to hear you got it sorted
      My Computer


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