Freezing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kerbalspaceprogram, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    I just built my computer and installed windows about 2 weeks ago and im experiencing complete system freezes.
    They usually occur when im browsing the internet or trying to open Steam.
    It starts with windows explorer not responding but i can still use my mouse for a few minutes until that also freezes at which point i have to manually power down the computer and power it back up again.
    Im currently using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    My system specs are:
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ 970 SATA
    GPU:Geforce GTX 560 TI
    Proccessor: AMD Phenom II X4 960T 3.00GHz
    Ram: 2x4GB
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    #2 redroad, Mar 14, 2012
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    Is driver newest for Geforce GTX 560 TI ?

    What does bios allow you to config for graphics?

    Make sure all fans are operational.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #3 PhaseDoubt, Mar 16, 2012
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    I had this exact problem on an older computer I upgraded from XP tp 7HP. The ultimate fix was to install a new wireless LAN card that was specifically listed as Windows 7 compatible. The old XP Wi-fi card did have Windows 7 drivers, several in fact, but the fix was a newer Windows 7 compatible card and its latest Windows 7 drivers gotten from the card maker's website. LAN cards are ultracheap unless you need something specifically for gaming or such.

    I tried several Video cards and each ones latest driver but doing that did nothing.
     
  4. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    Well i updated my video card driver and now when it freezes up the mouse no longer ceases to freeze up with it which is an improvement i guess
     
  5. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    when you installed the driver did you choose auto install or the custom option which allows fresh install?
     
  6. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    Auto
    i guess i should go back and do a fresh install
     
  7. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    It's worth a shot so we can eliminate that. ;):D
     
  8. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Did you flash your bios in windows ? i remember when i had a gigabyte board and flashed the bios in windows it did freeze too. When i flashed it in dos all freeze issues where gone.
     
  9. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    I didnt do anything with the bios sincei know nothing about them
     
  10. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    Ok doing a clean install of my video driver didnt do it
    It might have made it even worse actually
     
  11. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Ok last 2 things i thought about (if it is not the bios).

    1. Did you use a Loader ? if yes that one might cause a freeze as well (happend to me as well on my newer notebook)
    2. Hard drive can also have a problem, try to scan it for bad sectors.
     
  12. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    I did use a loader and that is also when the problem started.
    What should i do try a new one?
     
  13. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Which loader did you use? Try to provide as much info. as you can. Help us help you :D
     
  14. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    Windows Loader v2.1.2 the one in the guide in the sticky



     
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  16. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Uninstall loader and ask someone to mod your bios so you can flash it.
     
  17. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    It would be hard for me to recommend a Bios mod to someone with a new MB unless there is one already modded and confirmed for that MB. Just sayin Michel. o_O
     
  18. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I totally agree bios mods are not for everyone especially inexperienced, members who may never have even flashed a bios or know how to recover if it goes wrong. You already gave correct link to Windows Loader - Support and chat section where this should be discussed.
     
  19. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Well the board is from 2011 and can be modded easy, it's a gigabyte board. All he has to do is flash it into the bios if someone has modded it.

    Windows Loader failed for me when i used a SSD, the loader said i was activated but windows said it was not. I even followed the guid back then to activate online, didn't work and the msdiag said i was licensed. Bios mod worked fine for me, no issues.
     
  20. kerbalspaceprogram

    kerbalspaceprogram MDL Novice

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    I just got a freeze without the loader so its not that.