Windows 7 random lockups

By bassaddict ยท 6 replies
Jun 21, 2009
  1. Hello,
    Recently my computer started freezing. the first time i remember it happening i was playing GTA4. thinking it might be a driver issue i tryed updating but still it froze. next i cheeked for viruses, cleaned the registry, cleaned the hard drive, ran dskchk. that was all fine.
    runningprime95 large FFTs
    core 0 core 1 core 2 core 3
    max temp 51 45 48 47

    still freezing.

    it seems to happen at random, its common in games but that could because i play games a lot...... its also happened when minimizing Firefox and i think while browsing.

    Event viewer reports Critical error Kernel-Power ID:41

    Thank you in advance for any and all reply's
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Update all the drivers you can think of, check your RAM. After that you might be out of luck, Windows 7 is still an RC not a full release, so you can't expect it to be perfect. Not even retail releases are 100% perfect.
  3. bassaddict

    bassaddict TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    i let mem test run 6 times with out error, im going to let it do more later. no your right nothings perfect, so am i right in thinking that this is not uncommen on windows 7 RC?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    If memtest made it that far without errors then your RAM is likely fine.

    I don't know if it is a common problem with 7, but seeing "unexplainable" problems with an RC doesn't surprise me.
  5. Exxploit

    Exxploit TS Rookie

    I have the same problem. I installed Windows 7 RC1 64-bit, and now it has random lockups. It's been happening totally random. Both in games and at desktop. It seems we have the same exact problem.

    I've been running a couple of tests and so far it seems that there is nothing wrong with any of my hardware. I haven't run any good memory tests yet, so I will proceed to do so when I have posted this.

    My specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ (3.2 GHz)
    Geforce 8800 GTX
    4 GB RAM (Can find more details about the RAM if needed)
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
  6. Exxploit

    Exxploit TS Rookie

    Seems maybe we do not have the same exact problem. I ran Memtest and after 1 pass it found 10 errors.... Since you didnt get any errors, I guess our problems are not related.
  7. bassaddict

    bassaddict TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    no it would seem they are not the same.
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