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Computer Freezing on bootup


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#1 Guest_JeremyESB_*

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:32 AM

Whenever i boot my computer while loading windows, at the login, or very shortly after (within 2-3 minutes) of logging into my system my video freezes completely. It never shuts down, gives an error message, no blue screen of death. I am running windows 7 32bit Edition and this issue has only been happening recently. I have concluded the issue is an Nvidia issue because when i deleted the drivers and booted up without them i have no issues with "default" windows drivers. I have tried using older drivers, confirming that my drivers are up to date. I have attempted system restores and nothing i have tried is solving the issue. It runs fine in safe mode. The issue was happening only occasionally at first, eventually it would boot back up and i wouldn't have issues again for a few weeks. When it freezes it also causes an audio loop if anything is playing, so i suppose it could be crashing the system but windows has no crash logs indicating its a system crash. I'm lost, aside from replacing the video card or doing a full reinstall of windows 7 i'm not sure what else i can do to fix it!

Edited by hamluis, 21 March 2011 - 11:07 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Win 7.


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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

Welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Is your nVidia graphics card integrated or is this an add-on video card?

Please check that there isn't an issue with heat causing the system to freeze up.

If this is an add-on card please make sure the video card is making full contact with the video card to slot electrical contacts.

Sometimes, removing the video card and re-inserting it into the slot fixes issues like this.

Some drivers from nVidia have been very buggy lately, even the ones available from their download web site, try a different driver, but make sure you un-install the original driver first, do not try to install over the original one.

Please post the information I asked for above.

Thanks in advance.

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