Windows Freezing Overnight

By ragebflame ยท 8 replies
Oct 19, 2008
  1. Hi,
    I have been having this problem for some time now. i though it was a hardware problem at first and replaced the psu and chipset heatsink but its still happening. The pc just freezes at times, usually when im not bloody around. Thing is, it will be fine if i leave it playing music or in a game. I have checked eventvwr.msc and cant find any entries.

    Any ideas ? im stumpted.:confused:

    If ye need to look at any logs just ask.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Please run Memtest on your Ram

    Also run a complete CCleaner on your system first
  3. THNDR143

    THNDR143 TS Member Posts: 43


    I have 2 suggestions

    one: Check the temperature of the cpu using CoreTemp
    two: run Memtest32 and make sure you dont have a bad memory stick
  4. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Thanks for the quick replys, i always moniter my cpu temps which never exceed 28'C. I will run memtest this afternoon and she how it fairs.

    I also run ccleaner on a regular basis.
  5. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Memtest returned a pass. WHich means the memory is fine.

    Any other ideas ?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    There's always more ideas.
    Please run a Drive Diagnostics on your HardDrive

    I'm still leaning towards hardware issue (as you initially did as well)
    There still is the possibility that it is some resource hungry program, like how Norton can slow a computer down, with many background services.
    Have you any highly resource intensive programs running (Virtual Drives?; Sharing Programs?; any other tasks, or programs running?)
  7. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Hi Kimsland,
    I dont have much running in the backround although i do have 1 virtual drive, I thought i had the problem solved when i discoved utorrent was freezing it due to max tcp connections half open( a windows problem), but it continues. I have had more running in the past and never had this problem.

    I will perform a hardrive diagnostic this afternoon and post results.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Well with that info
    I'd say remove uTorrent if installed (you can download another day if you like, ie it's free)

    Remove the Virtual drive too (especially if this is Daemon Tools (too many issues with that one to tell you, just search here)

    Also because you had uTorrent (a file sharing program, in my view just for teenagers!)
    I would suggest you run a full scan for Virus and malware
    Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
  9. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Ok i removed u torrent, removed daemon tools and did a virus scan which returned clean. I also did that hardrive diaonostics test which completed sucessfully. So far so good, ill leave it on overnight and see what happens :)
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