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Windows 7 Intermittently Freezing


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#1 headsh0t

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

Hi Ive been having an issue with Windows 7 intermittently freezing for the last couple of weeks now and its beginning to drive me mad lol.
As far as Im aware these things are generally caused by the CPU overheating or RAM issues.
Ive checked my RAM and dont believe it to be the issue. My PC is pretty old now and its not the best cooled system I could have either.
Having said that I NEVER have issues with Windows 7 freezing whilst in safe mode which leads me to believe it is software related.
Also I have noticed Explorer uses a lot of CPU usage at times and I have issues with Flashplayer which also uses a lot of CPU usage but it could be just a coincidence and not at all related as I usually use my PC with explorer.exe stopped and manually stop the flashplayer plugin in my Firefox browser when there is a flash related content in my opened tabs but still experience the freezing issue.

Can I get some advice or do I need to install some software so I can post some logs?

Thanks in advance!



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#2 donetao

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:03 PM

Hello! I agree with you. If it doesn't freeze in safe mode, probably software.

You could boot into clean boot and maybe find out what's causing your issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

 You might be able to get a clue in the Reliability Monitor.

http://www.howtogeek.com/166911/reliability-monitor-is-the-best-windows-troubleshooting-tool-you-arent-using/

 

Reliability Monitor tracks the history of your computer — any time an application crashes, hangs, or Windows gives you a blue screen of death. It also tracks other important events, like when software is installed, or Windows Updates loads a new patch.



#3 Wolverine 7

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:38 PM

You could check your graphics card driver,try reinstalling it and see if that helps.

 

Also,i would virus scan as you have no issues in Safe mode,run an ESET OnlineScan and Malwarebytes if you havnt already.

 

http://www.eset.co.uk/Antivirus-Utilities/Online-Scanner

 

https://www.malwarebytes.org/downloads/






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