Frequent Windows 7 crashing

January 26, 2010 at 15:36:57
Specs: Windows 7, amd 64/3800+ 4gb
My problem:

A new install of Windows 7 experiences frequent crashes during routine tasks, such as surfing net, or updating drivers. I did manage to run windows up date and get fixes+ new drivers, however it just freezes all the time.

Any ideas about why?

I tried running a virus check with norton, but no luck

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January 26, 2010 at 15:46:39
ok, first of all can you tell us what sort of machine are you running windows 7 on, and has the machine come with windows 7 installed by OEM or have you performed an upgrade?

If the computer was not purchased with windows 7 on it, what OS was on there before and did that operating system experiance crashes often?

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January 26, 2010 at 16:17:46
I performed an upgrade, and to install it I booted off of the install disk, formatted drive C (erasing XP service pack 3), and then installed it from there. Is that enough information?

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January 26, 2010 at 20:18:44
Did you experience similar crashes with XP service pack 3 ?

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January 27, 2010 at 01:44:27
if you wiped the drive, then you did a clean install not an upgrade, and you did the best thing.
did you do a compatability test before you installed win 7, you may have old equipment that has driver issues?
try removing all your peripherals and running a minimum setup.
how much memory do you have? min 2 gigs..
it sounds like overheating or PSU issues to me, but thats just a guess at this point..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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January 27, 2010 at 03:20:40
Although not essential, when installing Vista or Win 7, it is better to delete the partition and let Vista or Win 7 create a new partition because Vista and Win 7 have a different partition layout and boundary marking than Win XP.

Other than this, please name your hardware, all of it, as suggested by thomasad above if you want your problem to be solved by the forum members.



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January 27, 2010 at 06:25:07

I figured it out. Recently I upgraded my RAM. I had 2x corsair 1gb, then 2x Wintec 1gb....two different brands. It worked fine when I had XP, but it was then crashing Windows 7??! Weird, I know. I figured it out because I booted off the install disk, which made me crash and I thought "maybe it's not the OS"

So...I guess I need to buy new RAM, again, but this time the same brand? Windows 7 is now working, but I only have 2gb of RAM sad.


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