Windows 7 keeps randomly freezing

January 2, 2011 at 16:46:20
Specs: Windows 7
Hi

So.. i just installed windows 7 64 bit Pro.
First thing i did was do the windows update, then i decide to update the driver on my video card, when the installation was complete, 10sec later it froze, so i told myself thats probably the problem. I do a restore and kept all drivers like they were right after installation.

I finish all the windows updates and then I start installing a game and then another and then another... 2 hours later in the middle of installing a game, it froze.I do not get BSOD.

I went directly on Nividia.com to get the driver.... that didnt work.

Only thing installed are : 3 games and windows updates.

I did a hardware and memory tests, everything pass.

I went to check the EventViewer, it just says that the computer was shutdown not correctly due to a bug or error or crash..

SPECS :
Intel CoreTM i7-920 (2.66GHz, 8MB Shared Cache)
6GB DDR3 1066MHz (3 x 2GB DIMMs)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GXT280 Dual
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Base-T)

Any help is appreciated!... its been 3 days now trying out stuff nothing works..


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#1
January 2, 2011 at 20:52:11
You did not list your system, BUT you ALSO did not say you installed the motherboard drivers which should have been the very first thing you should have done when the install was complete (then install the video driver and all other drivers making sure they are all 64bit Windows 7 drivers)

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#2
January 2, 2011 at 22:17:38
download speedfan, and keep an eye on the system temps, it may just be an overheat.

did this system run before the update to win7 x64? if so what system?
if its a new build, then you might check your memory by using 1 stick at a time and in each slot, to verify if you have a bad stick or a bad slot., then try two in matching slots.

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


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#3
January 3, 2011 at 10:04:09
Nope, its not a heating problem, all 3 fans work perfectly, i got little sensors inside to make sure.

and yes i ran vista 64 bit for 1 year and half, never had a problem. I was tired of windows vista, so i decide to install windows 7. When i bought the computer from DELL, they gave me a free upgrade to windows 7 when it came out... So the hardware has to be good for windows 7.

ll try to install the motherboard driver and let u know what happens


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#4
January 3, 2011 at 14:04:17
my computer is from dell, so i went to the website to get the drivers.
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...

I installed all of them, except BIOS and CD, they were already up to date.

s--- computer still Froze.. im gonna try another copy of windows 7


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#5
January 3, 2011 at 16:02:51
If you are having a problem with an upgrade install, back up your files and do a clean install. Just choose custom and format and format the drive and install it cleanly. then install all of the drivers fresh and you should wipe out any lingering errors that may have carried over with Vista.

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