Internt Browsers freeze up with Windows 7

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October 25, 2010 at 10:37:39
Specs: Windows 7, Intel T2350 / 4 GB
Recently upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 Home edition. Also upgraded to 4 GB of RAM. Performed a complete install, i.e. wiped the hard drive clean on install. Since then the systems frequently freezes up whenever I have either Firefox or Internet Explorer open.

Any thoughts on what may be wrong?


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#1
October 25, 2010 at 11:05:58
test your ram, with a ramtest app
or
by using just 1 stick at a time in each slot, this will show if its a particular slot or stick of ram causing the problem. run your machine to see if the issue shows up with both sticks in each slot
make sure you have the ram in the right slots, if they are colour coded use the slots of the same colour.

did you do a win 7 compatability test before you installed?

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


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#2
October 25, 2010 at 20:57:22
ALSO!!! When you installed clean/wiped the hard drive, did you install drivers for all of your hardware? After any clean installation, you need to install your motherboard drivers, your video drivers, Your DVD drive's drivers, etc. Even though your system appeared to be working correctly, it really is not until you do this.
On the last computer I built, I loaded windows 7 (all new hardware), and everything appeared to be up and running. I loaded a few programs (antivirus including updates, an office suite, a few games, etc) and I got a little cocky and tried to open a game...Hah...Crash! (Palm to forehead rather hard). So I loaded all of the drivers and THEN I was finished.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#3
October 26, 2010 at 13:04:24
RAM is good and I conducted a Win 7 compatibility test prior to install.

I did lose some of the drivers and am in the process of getting them from ACER. Hopefully that will clear things up.

Thanks,
Bill


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#4
October 26, 2010 at 20:58:48
I find that when you PLAN to do a clean install, it is easiest to PLAN ahead and collect all drivers, install discs, and copies of downloaded installers (AV programs, utilities, etc). Put everything that is not on CD/DVD onto a flash drive so it is as simple as copy/paste and install (saves time and aggravation).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#5
May 6, 2011 at 01:21:42
I HAVE FOUND THAT flash players often create problems with Windows 7... it doesn't always support the flash players and often causes freezing, especially when visiting sites that use your flash player regularly, such as YouTube... anybody wanting to watch their favourite music videos (without having to close down all their browsers and reloading them all over again),will get very frustrated with their operating system quickly... as it will cause frequent and unavoidable freezing. Apparently SOME flash players such as Adobe ONLY work with Windows XP... so you might consider switching operating systems, for less frustrating computing.

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#6
May 6, 2011 at 05:40:21
Interesting rant, but irrelevant.
The wrong place for it (not sure where though).
Incorrect, there are correct Adobe Flash players available for Windows 32bit and 64bit that do work (I suspect you have some other issue that needs addressing/fixing).
If you need help with Flash player, i would suggest contacting Adobe support or start your own question.
If you do not like Windows, that is fine, there are many who prefer Mac's and/or Linux and maybe that is where you need to be.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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