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    Wolfhunter3 Guest

    Default Random vista freezes or crashes

    First if this is in the wrong forum please move it. Second My computer
    will randomly freeze or crash when I am doing anything including
    nothing. I have a compaq sr2010nx with a xfx geforce 8600 xxx with 1.25
    gb of ram It still happens when I disable all non microsoft services and
    startup software. I ran memtest and there were no errors. It is also not
    a virus and it runs fine in safe mode. Any Ideas?


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    Malke Guest

    Default Re: Random vista freezes or crashes

    Wolfhunter3 wrote:

    >
    > First if this is in the wrong forum please move it. Second My computer
    > will randomly freeze or crash when I am doing anything including
    > nothing. I have a compaq sr2010nx with a xfx geforce 8600 xxx with 1.25
    > gb of ram It still happens when I disable all non microsoft services and
    > startup software. I ran memtest and there were no errors. It is also not
    > a virus and it runs fine in safe mode. Any Ideas?
    >
    >


    This is probably a hardware issue, not software. RAM is not the only
    hardware component! If this is an OEM computer, contact the OEM's tech
    support for repair/replacement. If this is a home-built machine, start
    doing more comprehensive testing.

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...ardware_Tshoot

    Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
    just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
    suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
    suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
    (and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
    machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
    of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). If possible, have all your data backed up
    before you take the machine into a shop.

    Malke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhunter3 View Post
    My computer
    will randomly freeze or crash when I am doing anything including
    nothing.
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    Posted via Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
    Try some of the troubleshooting steps mentioned here at Windows Vista Freezes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhunter3 View Post
    First if this is in the wrong forum please move it. Second My computer
    will randomly freeze or crash when I am doing anything including
    nothing. I have a compaq sr2010nx with a xfx geforce 8600 xxx with 1.25
    gb of ram It still happens when I disable all non microsoft services and
    startup software. I ran memtest and there were no errors. It is also not
    a virus and it runs fine in safe mode. Any Ideas?


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    Wolfhunter3
    I virtually have the same problem. Vista Ultimate ran well for about 2 months then it randomly froze as I was typing in MS Office 2007. This hapened about 5 minutes after I booted up and began working. I have 2 gigs of RAM, an OEM wireless mouse and keyborard, PC clone custom computer (ECS MB) with Intel Duo core chip. Run AVG antivrus w/ auto update and download all updates automatically. This just came up out of the blue for NO reason. I was happy w/ Win Vista until this happened.

    I reboot and the problem comes back quicker each time. This really ****s since I didn't have a problem with Vista Home Premium and just wanted to get "better peformance from Ultimate. A MS technician told me to get rid of RegCure and one dingbat said the compnay doesn't support OEM products and wouldn't even direct me to someone w/o it costing me.

    I have the exact same hardware with XP Pro and everything runs very stable for hours on end. I'm very perpelexed and really want my money back if I can't find a solution to what shouldn't be a problem to begin with.

    Bobster2008

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    Default Maybe drivers issue

    Hi guys,

    If your computer run normally under Safety Mode,highly possible that the root case is the imperfectly compatible drivers.

    you can try:

    Uninstall hardware device one by one till the issue is gone.(especially,MB chipset , video card,pay more attention to these two) then the last one you uninstall is the incompatible device.
    then,
    Update the corresponding drivers or Change back to the older revision.
    and the end:Good Luck!

    I am always expecting your feedback.

    Sincerely yours
    CNPOET
    Last edited by cnpoet; 19th December 2008 at 06:46.

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