Unstable Computer Freezes Resets Itself

March 4, 2012 at 08:17:54
Specs: Windows 7
My computer over the last two months or so has been acting weird!
There are two main symptoms.
1. After it boots up i can use it for about ten minutes and then it completely freezes. After I reset it once, its fine.
2 It doesn't even boot up all the way, there's a blue screen that flashes with a bunch of words. It happens so fast I don't have time to read what it says. After that it resets itself! Usually after all that, I can proceed to use my computer with no problems.
These things happen every single time I attempt to use my computer. The only thing iv'e tried is reseating my video card and audio interface card. I have not installed any new piece of hardware.
I'm looking for some possible solutions to these issues. I appreciate it greatly!
One last thing; I have been resetting this thing the improper way for at least two months. Will it cause any damage in the long run? Thank you.

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March 4, 2012 at 08:31:49
- Please list your complete system specs, we need to know what you're working with.

- Disable the "auto restart" feature. That way, a blue screen will be displayed, then you can use the error message & stop code to troubleshoot the problem. Here's how it's done:


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March 4, 2012 at 11:44:02
Windows 7 64 bit home premium
Intel Core i7 930
Asrock x58 Extreme3 mother board
GeForce GTX 480 graphics card
50Gb ocz agility2 ssd (system drive)
1Tb Samsung storage drive
40Gb Intel ssd
Asus dvd drive
Corsair TX750 power supply

I can't remember the brand name of the memory.

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March 5, 2012 at 19:30:53
Can anyone tell me if resetting my machine improperly will damage anything in the long run?

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March 5, 2012 at 21:35:03
Make sure the settings in your BIOS are correct for all of your drives. Only your system drive should be bootable as far as your hard drives/SSD drives. Your boot order should only have your system drive and your DVD drive on it.

Use memtest86 to test your memory (probably not memory related, but a good idea to be sure).
Test your hard drive with hard drive mfg's utility and refer to SSD drive's support pages on evaluating it/them as well (I am not use of the proper method on those).

If you turn off the power strip/surge protector when your computer is shut down, try leaving it on one time. It is possible that always shutting off power to the system manually can deplete the CMOS battery prematurely and cause everything to reset. If this helps, you may need to replace the battery on your motherboard.

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

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March 6, 2012 at 00:07:43
It is simply a windows registry problem, sometimes in removing any program from the system removes essential files from it, that's why your system start freezing after sometime, use a system utility tool to fix registry errors, you will get rid of these problems.

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March 6, 2012 at 05:56:41
Thanks guys! I'm gonna get to work as soon as I can. I'll let you know what happens. By the way, I do use Ccleaner every so often. Maybe it did remove something essential.

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