Solved What hardware tests can i do on a freezing laptop

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October 15, 2013 at 19:11:22
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, i7-720QM/4gb
I decided to try and triple boot with winxp, 7 and 8. Laptop previously was running fine on win7.
Now since i installed XP, and then windows 7 the laptop randomly freezes, at first i thought it was the vga driver, because it was happening just after i installed it on win7. Well uninstalled the driver, but the freezing still persists. I've even tried to reinstall windows, and do away with the triple boot, tried all 3 versions of windows on their own, they work for abit, then freeze. So i thought was the HD, maybe a bad sector on it. Ran a couple scans on the HD, found no bad sectors, had to change sata mode to IDE so scans would run. Next i tried memtest for my memory, well ran 2 passes and no errors. Now I'm stuck I don't know of any CPU or motherboard tests i can run.

PS. btw is no BSOD, just freezes.


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October 16, 2013 at 10:46:21
Laptop specs: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultra...

It looks like a lot of people are having the same problem. I didn't bother to check any of the links but here you go: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Asus+N61Jq+fre...



#1
October 15, 2013 at 20:14:26
From what I remember, Windows insists on the latest version, on the first sector. That would be 8. Secondly, have you looked at the event viewer, on each OS? Lastly, you could put two of the OSes in a VM & use all three at the same time. There is no need for triple or dual boot anymore.

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#2
October 15, 2013 at 20:23:31
Atm there is only windows 8 on the hard drive. There is no errors in event viewer. And the random freezing is not related to windows i think. It's even freezed at the bios screen.

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#3
October 15, 2013 at 20:25:57
Then reset the BIOS to default settings but keep in mind that Windows 8 BIOS is totally different the previous versions.

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#4
October 15, 2013 at 21:30:12
Yes i had already reset bios to default settings. I've just reinstalled windows 8 again, I'm going to try install 1 or 2 updates at a time, see what happens then.

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#5
October 15, 2013 at 21:58:16
Be aware that BIOS defaults are NOT the best performance settings, they are strictly a starting point. Other than that, you've provided zero info about your laptop. Have you checked for overheating?

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#6
October 15, 2013 at 23:07:21
The fan does get loud sometimes. And in bios is no health monitor to check temps. Keyboard is not hot above the cpu.

Laptop is Asus N61Jq


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October 16, 2013 at 10:46:21
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Laptop specs: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultra...

It looks like a lot of people are having the same problem. I didn't bother to check any of the links but here you go: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Asus+N61Jq+fre...


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#8
October 16, 2013 at 18:22:59
Problem seems to be fixed now. Well has frozen in 24hours since doing windows update a couple updates at a time and reboot between each set.

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