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Windows 7 Random Freezing, can't figure out the cause.


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#1 FLCL

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

Right, so as the topic says, Windows 7 is randomly freezing and I can't for the life of me figure it out. This first appeared after creating a dual boot with Linux. Specifics:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Laptop: Model: Asus n61jq
CPU: Core i7 mobility Q720 1.60GHz
RAM: 4Gb
Video: ATI Mobility HD 5730
Western Digital 500GB HDD Scorio Blue series
Mobo: Can't get the model currently, can get it later if needed.

Dual Boot with Ubuntu Linux, using Grub2 as bootloader.
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Here's what I've tried:
-I've tried wiping and reinstalling- several times(With 2 separate known working discs).
-Updating Windows completely.
-Using the driver disc that came with the laptop.
-Using the latest drivers downloaded from Asus support.
-Flashing the bios with the latest version off Asus support website.
-Disabled all power saver management
-Wiped entire drive and recreated all partitions
-Ran Memtest86+ tests, no errors detected
-Running just bare minimum Windows stock software
-Ran with no peripherals plugged in at all.
-Uninstalled installed drivers, one by one
-Safe mode: works indefinitely without freezing.
-Installed Windows XP 32 bit with hacked drivers and while it was slow, it never froze randomly for no reason.
-Thats all I can recall at the moment.

As a note: Linux does not freeze, nor do I have any issues with it at all. Laptop is on a cooling pad as well. I also just realized I do not think I have run Windows without drivers installed, to test that- though they were working prior, so was the OS in general.

Sorry I know it's a lot, I appreciate any input you can give!I also have event several log sessions saved and ready for viewing when you want to take a look. Thanks a bunch!

Edited by FLCL, 10 August 2011 - 11:12 PM.


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