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Win 7 keeps freezing

By Withless
Jun 18, 2011
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  1. every 20 minute or so my computer just completly locks up and i can't move the mouse or use the keyboard and the sound just keeps repeating over and over again

    running win 7 on 3 year old computer have not changed any hardware since i bhought it. have the latest updates for win 7 and drivers for my hardware

    really not sure what might be wrong.. DxDiag says everything is running just fine as far as i understand it. attached it if you wish to have a look

    anyone have an idea on what my problem might be? :(

    should note i recently reinstalled my copy of win 7 removing all previous data just a week ago and the freezing started maybe 1-2 days ago. before i reinstalled i had a similar problem the computer would not launch win 7 it just froze showing a black screen with a white _ on it but after a few restarts it would solve itself. back then once i had started the computer it would actually run without problems
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This may be a power supply or memory issue... What is your power supply's make and wattage rating? Are you running 3GB total memory?
     
  3. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    I suspect this may be a hard drive problem so start with running the manufacturer's diagnostics.

     
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Ooops, sorry Tmagic our posts crossed.

    Anyway, Withless, now you have more than one opinion to work with.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No problem Mark56,

    I was thinking hard drive, but this:
    "but after a few restarts it would solve itself. back then once i had started the computer it would actually run without problems"...
    makes me think power supply
     
  6. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    You may well be right, funny thing is when I read the line you have quoted my first thought was early signs of hard drive failure. That's the trouble with PC's, the same symptom can have multiple different causes.
     

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