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Random Application Crashing on Windows 7 & 8


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#1 stephenrubio94

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:50 PM

I upgraded my desktop to Windows 8 a month ago, and it ran smoothly for about two weeks.  Then, applications, including explorer.exe began lagging and crashing randomly, just saying "[Application] is not responding" thing.  I did some error testing, and found out that my HDD was wearing out, so I replaced it.  But, when I got the new hard drive, the problems kept happening.  I tried wiping the SSD and installing Windows 7 instead, but nothing changed.  Windows perfmon and memtest didn't find any errors, and I ran chkdsk on both drives, which fixed some errors, but not the problem.

The only thing I could think of that could be causing this was my unparked CPU cores, but I parked them, and, again, nothing changed.

So, to recap, I currently have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and my HDD has no OS and is used as a data drive.

Any ideas on how to fix this, or what hardware I should test next?

Thank you!

Hardware:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit, installed on my SSD

Processor: Intel i5-3330 Quad-Core 3.0ghz Ivy Bridge LGA 1155
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 W8, LGA1155 MicroATX

SSD: Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD 

Video Card: MSI GTX 670 2gb OC
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866


Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2014 - 07:34 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:30 PM

Welcome,

Don't see any mention of the power supply. How big is that and when was the last time that everything was physically cleaned and reseated?

Keep us posted


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Oh, I forgot that, thank you.  The power supply is a 750 watt KingWin, which is actually the oldest part of the computer.  It's actually been a bit since I reseated everything, I'll give that a try.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

And don't forget to clean everything. Blow out the dust, etc. :thumbup2:


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:12 PM

Reseating everything actually fixed the problem.  Thank you!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:48 AM

Excellent!

Glad all is well

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