Random freezing (possible cure)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rasputinuk, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. rasputinuk

    rasputinuk MDL Member

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    Hi,

    I had a problem with Win 7 randomly freezing/locking up. This would occur within a few seconds of starting the computer or upto several hours. Somtimes a re-boot would fix it, but at other times leaving the system off few an hour or so will do the trick.

    Went through all the usual motions to find a cure. i.e testing the hard drive, checking for viruses, testing memory. checking for overheating problems ect.
    reformatted and installing not only win 7 but vista and XP. I was just about to give up and throw the whole lot into the bin and take up knitting for a hobby.

    when I decided to re-flash the bios yet again. after re-booting the problem was still there. then I remembered I hav'nt reset the CMOS, then like an idiot I lost the jumper header (I put it down to being late at night) I found a replacement header and installed it. and !!EUREKA!! it works......No more random freezing and it seems to have a few odd faults I had on the system. I suppose if I sat there and thought, I would have relised that vibrations caused by the fans changing gear and high DVD/CD drive accesses caused the freezing....

    So I hope this explination helps others with the same problem.....:D
     
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  2. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Yeh!! I Too Had the Same Problem...

    But it Was Due to My Modem Driver Which Was Designed for Vista....
    Then I Uninstalled It And Installed the XP Version Of Driver,And Now all Works fine....

    Thank U For this,Some May Get Benefit Of it...
     
  3. santoshcoolhere

    santoshcoolhere MDL Member

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    Two solutions :
    1.Update your Windows Experience Index Score
    2.Goto Control Panel->Power Options->Balanced->Change Plan Settings
     
  4. rasputinuk

    rasputinuk MDL Member

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    It goes to prove, that the obvious solutions to the problem do not always cure it. I mean who'ed think that a simple jumper header could go faulty, I certainly did'nt it was just a sheer fluke (moment of inspiration :rolleyes:) on my part...:)
     
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  5. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Member

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    wow that was one problem. True a simple eye check or methods would fix the problem. Heck i would have never though it would have been the jumper, but now i have another thing to look upon if i ever come across that problem. thanks bro
     
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  6. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

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    What problem was one of your "solutions" supposed to help. What would no. 1 fix?
     
  7. rasputinuk

    rasputinuk MDL Member

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    #7 rasputinuk, Nov 10, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
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    No problem, glad to share.
    Curiously, it not only cured my freezing problem but also problems I had with the ACPI not waking up the system (Many times during the early hours my system would cry out "System error, CPU failure" and it would carry on until I reset it).....and my USB ports gave problems i.e port 0 would work port 1 not & port 2 work port 3 not. Anyway my system has been up for 24 hours without a glitch. So this is one fault for the books
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  8. d3l1

    d3l1 MDL Novice

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    My computer just freezes from time to time, but I had the issue with vista, too. So I think I have pinned it down to either Nforce or Setpoint. one of them seems to the one to blame, will try without them next time I reinstall.