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windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:40 pm

I installed windows 7 pro. this weekend. got everything going well (as far as i could tell). sometimes i would come back to the comp (like when i got home from work today) and found it to be frozen, blank screen. from being used to XP, i have no idea where to look to try and find out why it would have frozen. XP had event viewer - does 7 or something comparable? everything was installed fine except for my wireless card - linksys WMP54G (no W7 drivers - had to use some generic one).
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by stopthekilling77 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:58 pm

Windows 7 has Event Viewer under Administrative Tools just like the last couple versions of Windows, that should point you in the right direction
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by skier » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:33 pm

do you fold on that PC?
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Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:35 pm

skier wrote:do you fold on that PC?
ya, i have GPU and "regular" going.
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by skier » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:43 am

bigblockmatt wrote:
skier wrote:do you fold on that PC?
ya, i have GPU and "regular" going.

THEREs your problem
to fold on 7 you have to have every single power saving option turned off or it will hang and you'll have to restart every time you leave it idle, heres what my settings are:

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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by bigblockmatt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:50 am

sweet! items changed. i will let you know if it crashes again!

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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by skier » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:59 pm

i find myself continually referring to that dual GPU installation thread i made, like it should be stickied or something ;)
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by bigblockmatt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:24 pm

Thanks for the help! 1st day and no problems so far!
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by bigblockmatt » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:48 am

so now it doesnt freeze when it has been sitting idle anymore!!! YEAH!!

new problem, it will randomly freeze when just doing random things... it froze yesterday when i opened youtube to watch that movie of the idiot that got shot with the bullet broof vest. the only thing i was doing was that. might there be a problem with the background programs? I have folding GPU, folding CPU, logmein, AVG, setpoint (logitech software), and printer driver. think there would be a problem with any of those?? i cant really find any pattern to the freezing either.
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Re: windows 7 freeze after being idle

Post by skier » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:36 pm

define freeze, are we talking a little lag or full on hard-lock requiring restart button or flip off the PSU?
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