computer freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by justenuff, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. justenuff

    justenuff Guest

    So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    justenuff, Feb 11, 2007
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  2. justenuff

    Malke Guest

    justenuff wrote:
    > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?


    I would do a couple of things:

    1. You didn't mention any program names. I would go to the program
    mftrs.' websites and make sure the programs you are using are
    Vista-compatible. Check for patches, workarounds, known issues.

    2. If these are common programs that should be Vista-compatible, you can
    Google the Vista newsgroups from Google Groups Advanced Search and see
    if anyone else is having a problem. You can also post here with the
    names and versions of the programs.

    3. If you can determine that the programs are probably not the issue,
    then contact your computer mftr. because locking up like you describe is
    often caused by flaky RAM or other hardware issues. Any hardware
    problems will be covered under your warranty and you should not wait to
    have the OEM address this. Generally if hardware is going to fail it
    will do so very soon when new or go forever. So even though your
    computer is new, that is no guarantee that the hardware isn't bad.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
     
    Malke, Feb 11, 2007
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    md Guest

    same thing happening here since loading vista. dell is working with me on
    the problem but no solution yet.


    "justenuff" wrote:

    > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    md, Mar 15, 2007
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  4. justenuff

    Aaron Guest

    Anyone had any luck solving this problem?

    I also have the exact same issue - built the computer myself with parts from
    Newegg.

    The freeze is, seemingly, completely random. No obvious pattern to when it
    happens. I've gone two or three days with nothing, and then had three over
    the course of three hours.

    I have a hard time buying that it's bad hardware. It isn't impossible, but
    it strikes me as unlikely.

    "md" wrote:

    > same thing happening here since loading vista. dell is working with me on
    > the problem but no solution yet.
    >
    >
    > "justenuff" wrote:
    >
    > > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    Aaron, Apr 5, 2007
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  5. justenuff

    tater930 Guest

    "justenuff" wrote:

    > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    tater930, Nov 28, 2007
    #5
  6. justenuff

    MickyB Guest

    Same. I got a brand new computer and it freezes about 90% of the time even
    when I have nothing open at all.

    "tater930" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "justenuff" wrote:
    >
    > > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    MickyB, Jun 21, 2008
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  7. Then return it for warranty repair or replacement. That's almost surely not
    a Vista problem if the unit is brand new.

    --
    Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User]
    * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
    * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
    * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/


    "MickyB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Same. I got a brand new computer and it freezes about 90% of the time even
    > when I have nothing open at all.
    >
    > "tater930" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "justenuff" wrote:
    >>
    >> > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the
    >> > past
    >> > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just
    >> > several,
    >> > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    >> > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to
    >> > activate
    >> > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a
    >> > Windows
    >> > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this?
    >> > Does
    >> > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?
     
    Richard G. Harper, Jun 22, 2008
    #7
  8. justenuff

    MickyB Guest

    Found the problem on mine. It was vista. I simply did a freash install of
    vista and unchecked the box about installing updates. It was one of the
    update things that was causing it.

    "Richard G. Harper" wrote:

    > Then return it for warranty repair or replacement. That's almost surely not
    > a Vista problem if the unit is brand new.
    >
    > --
    > Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User]
    > * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
    > * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
    > * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
    >
    >
    > "MickyB" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Same. I got a brand new computer and it freezes about 90% of the time even
    > > when I have nothing open at all.
    > >
    > > "tater930" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "justenuff" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the
    > >> > past
    > >> > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just
    > >> > several,
    > >> > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > >> > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to
    > >> > activate
    > >> > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a
    > >> > Windows
    > >> > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this?
    > >> > Does
    > >> > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?

    >
     
    MickyB, Jun 24, 2008
    #8
  9. Same thing is happening to me (and hundreds/thousands of others if you google
    and each with different machines... only commonality is Vista) on all 3 of my
    new Vista PCs... 2 laptops and a desktop (Sony Vaio, Acer, etc).

    All machines are different, only run MS products yet still the OS keeps
    freezing as described by all these Vista users.

    When are MS going to admit there's a problem and fix it?

    Jan

    "Malke" wrote:

    > justenuff wrote:
    > > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?

    >
    > I would do a couple of things:
    >
    > 1. You didn't mention any program names. I would go to the program
    > mftrs.' websites and make sure the programs you are using are
    > Vista-compatible. Check for patches, workarounds, known issues.
    >
    > 2. If these are common programs that should be Vista-compatible, you can
    > Google the Vista newsgroups from Google Groups Advanced Search and see
    > if anyone else is having a problem. You can also post here with the
    > names and versions of the programs.
    >
    > 3. If you can determine that the programs are probably not the issue,
    > then contact your computer mftr. because locking up like you describe is
    > often caused by flaky RAM or other hardware issues. Any hardware
    > problems will be covered under your warranty and you should not wait to
    > have the OEM address this. Generally if hardware is going to fail it
    > will do so very soon when new or go forever. So even though your
    > computer is new, that is no guarantee that the hardware isn't bad.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
     
    ScribblingJan, Jan 26, 2009
    #9
  10. justenuff

    jim jc Guest

    strongly suggest you to have a try at tuneup360. i've been using it for several months, and my computer never get freezed since then~.

    > On Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:45 AM justenuf wrote:


    > So, my computer w/ Vista (came loaded) has froze up 13 times in the past
    > three days that I have had it. I'm not using it for games, just several,
    > regular applications. When it freezes, I can't ctrl+alt+del to get the
    > taskbar. The mouse also freezes, so I can't get to the taskbar to activate
    > task manager either. I think I ran across something that concerns a Windows
    > auto repair problems when programs have issues. Can I override this? Does
    > anyone know about this or have had a similar program?



    >> On Sunday, February 11, 2007 8:48 AM Malke wrote:


    >> justenuff wrote:
    >>
    >> I would do a couple of things:
    >>
    >> 1. You didn't mention any program names. I would go to the program
    >> mftrs.' websites and make sure the programs you are using are
    >> Vista-compatible. Check for patches, workarounds, known issues.
    >>
    >> 2. If these are common programs that should be Vista-compatible, you can
    >> Google the Vista newsgroups from Google Groups Advanced Search and see
    >> if anyone else is having a problem. You can also post here with the
    >> names and versions of the programs.
    >>
    >> 3. If you can determine that the programs are probably not the issue,
    >> then contact your computer mftr. because locking up like you describe is
    >> often caused by flaky RAM or other hardware issues. Any hardware
    >> problems will be covered under your warranty and you should not wait to
    >> have the OEM address this. Generally if hardware is going to fail it
    >> will do so very soon when new or go forever. So even though your
    >> computer is new, that is no guarantee that the hardware isn't bad.
    >>
    >>
    >> Malke
    >> --
    >> Elephant Boy Computers
    >> www.elephantboycomputers.com
    >> "Don't Panic!"
    >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User



    >>> On Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:55 PM m wrote:


    >>> same thing happening here since loading vista. dell is working with me on
    >>> the problem but no solution yet.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "justenuff" wrote:



    >>>> On Wednesday, April 04, 2007 9:00 PM Aaro wrote:


    >>>> Anyone had any luck solving this problem?
    >>>>
    >>>> I also have the exact same issue - built the computer myself with parts from
    >>>> Newegg.
    >>>>
    >>>> The freeze is, seemingly, completely random. No obvious pattern to when it
    >>>> happens. I've gone two or three days with nothing, and then had three over
    >>>> the course of three hours.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a hard time buying that it's bad hardware. It isn't impossible, but
    >>>> it strikes me as unlikely.
    >>>>
    >>>> "md" wrote:



    >>>>> On Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:23 PM tater93 wrote:


    >>>>> "justenuff" wrote:



    >>>>>> On Monday, January 26, 2009 1:22 PM ScribblingJa wrote:


    >>>>>> Same thing is happening to me (and hundreds/thousands of others if you google
    >>>>>> and each with different machines... only commonality is Vista) on all 3 of my
    >>>>>> new Vista PCs... 2 laptops and a desktop (Sony Vaio, Acer, etc).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> All machines are different, only run MS products yet still the OS keeps
    >>>>>> freezing as described by all these Vista users.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> When are MS going to admit there's a problem and fix it?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jan
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Malke" wrote:



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    jim jc, Nov 25, 2010
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