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#1 Krysek

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Im a n00b on this forum, and dont know a whole lot about computers. I only know the basic's to taking a computer apart and putting it back together. Okay, well on with the problem. I've had this computer for quite some time now, and a while ago, it started freezing. Ive been working on it for about a month trying to figure out the problem myself. I've tried using different RAM chips, ive tried different PSU's, ive tried different HDD's, and ive reinstalled windows countless times. The computer will freeze usually about 10 or so minutes after start up, with no BSOD or crashing. The whole system just locks up and i cant do anything except turning it off. Sometimes (very rarely) it will stay on for more than an hour without problems. I have also started up in safe mode, and the computer works fine in safe mode. I need to fix this computer ASAP because i gave it to a friend thinking it would work. Any suggestions?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

is it okay if i do that thing while in safe mode? it wont let me go on when i start up. it will freeze when i open internet explorer.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

download it and install it in Safe Mode then go to regular mode and run it.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sSce36d23SQlw1J5wPnaDPv

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

For starters I would recommend and consider getting more RAM. The ram on your machine is not adequate enough to run Window's 7.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

I have more RAM, but ive tried it with more RAM and still the same problem. How much does windows 7 need? my own pc only has 2 gigs atm.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

32bit requires upwards of 2Gigs and 64bit up to 4Gigs.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

thanks, i'll try running it with 2gigs and tell you if it still freezes :)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

even with only one gig of ram it should still not freeze up .i have runwin7 on less ,just fine [laptop ]sound to me a little like a bad harddrive ,suggest getting a utility from WesternDigital to check the drive l

Edited by caperjac, 14 April 2012 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

@caperjac i have tired using a different hard drive too, this is my second hard drive that i have. That didnt work.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

@cryptodan i have no more 1 gig RAM chips left around my house. i have 1.5 gigs of RAM installed on that computer, and theres only 2 slots and i have used both.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

okay, i dont know if this is just a fluke, but as i was trying to install the RAM, a part of my MOBO started glowing and smoke came from it. i quickly unplugged it, but you think i have a faulty MOBO?

*EDIT* Forgot to put that computer still turns on. Even with 1.5 Gigs of RAM, computer still locks up at random times.

Edited by Krysek, 14 April 2012 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

Btw heres the Autoruns file you wanted @cryptodan ! sorry about the wait, i had to go out for a bit.

Edited by Krysek, 14 April 2012 - 05:03 PM.





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