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Event viewer to identify lockups?

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

Daughter had an ASUS laptop that just ran like heck with W8 , even from factory.
Months ago i went through the process of changing it over to W7 and it worked flawlessly for a long time, it just recently started to lock up, or really bog down again, these events happens sporadically whether gaming (WOW) or just surfing the web or working on a word document.

Is the event viewer something i can look at and determine what might be causing the issue?

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

Yes that would be a good place to start. What information is available in Event Viewer, plus how to use it in case you're unfamiliar is available below:

What information appears in event logs? (Event Viewer)

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:59 PM

You can also use a tool like Speccy (click the Download button on the right, then select the Free version)...to get a better idea of what's is going on with processes, temperatures, etc., since what is going on with the system often triggers error messages that may not truly reflect the problems.


Error messages are kind of like "thunder"...alerting users that there is a problem but not necessarily pointing directly to the problem (lightning).



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