Constant computer freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Opiate46, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Opiate46

    Opiate46 Guest

    After installing a fresh copy of Vista (minus SP1) my computer will totally
    freeze up at anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes after starting Vista. I am unable
    to do anything. No mouse or keyboard and apparently yelling doesn't work
    either. Absolutely nothing was installed yet. No drivers or other programs. I
    made attempts to install drivers thinking that a lack of them might be the
    problem, but the PC would lock up in the middle of installs as well. My
    computer is more than capable of running Vista. Please please help!
     
    Opiate46, Jul 9, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    You may have a hardware issue. Either a component may be failing or timing
    is set incorrectly in the BIOS. I would try installing an alternate OS such
    as XP or one of the linux variations to see if the unwanted behavior
    continues.

    It may be the memory as well, and Vista has a built in diagnostic tool you
    can run. Just type 'memory diagnostic' into the start/search line to begin.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Opiate46" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > After installing a fresh copy of Vista (minus SP1) my computer will
    > totally
    > freeze up at anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes after starting Vista. I am
    > unable
    > to do anything. No mouse or keyboard and apparently yelling doesn't work
    > either. Absolutely nothing was installed yet. No drivers or other
    > programs. I
    > made attempts to install drivers thinking that a lack of them might be the
    > problem, but the PC would lock up in the middle of installs as well. My
    > computer is more than capable of running Vista. Please please help!
     
    Rick Rogers, Jul 9, 2008
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  3. I agree with Rick Rogers - this sounds just like a hardware problem. As
    well as the things he suggests, it could be overheating. I'd check all the
    fans are running.

    SteveT
     
    Steve Thackery, Jul 9, 2008
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  4. Opiate46

    Opiate46 Guest

    Ok cool I'll give that a shot. Is there a way to set up my PC to dual-boot
    either XP or Vista? I'm not too savvy on that. I just installed XP again and
    everything seems to be running fine. All hardware drivers are installed and
    no freezes.

    "Steve Thackery" wrote:

    > I agree with Rick Rogers - this sounds just like a hardware problem. As
    > well as the things he suggests, it could be overheating. I'd check all the
    > fans are running.
    >
    > SteveT
    >
    >
     
    Opiate46, Jul 9, 2008
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    Jay Moore Guest

    YEs..

    Ideally, you should install XP on to it's partition, then Vista. Installing
    XP after Vista will "remove" the Vista bootloader leaving you with XP. If
    you've done this in reverse order, like I did, then you can get Vista BCD
    Pro for XP and that should allow you to dual boot.

    make sure you don't have any viruses. trojan.vundo made vista freeze and
    crash a lot.

    "Opiate46" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Ok cool I'll give that a shot. Is there a way to set up my PC to dual-boot
    > either XP or Vista? I'm not too savvy on that. I just installed XP again
    > and
    > everything seems to be running fine. All hardware drivers are installed
    > and
    > no freezes.
    >
    > "Steve Thackery" wrote:
    >
    >> I agree with Rick Rogers - this sounds just like a hardware problem. As
    >> well as the things he suggests, it could be overheating. I'd check all
    >> the
    >> fans are running.
    >>
    >> SteveT
    >>
    >>
     
    Jay Moore, Jul 16, 2008
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  6. Opiate46

    jim jc Guest

    i had the same problems with you several months ago, and my PC never got freezed after i tried tuneup360, maybe it will help you get through your problem as well

    > On Wednesday, July 09, 2008 3:34 AM Opiate4 wrote:


    > After installing a fresh copy of Vista (minus SP1) my computer will totally
    > freeze up at anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes after starting Vista. I am unable
    > to do anything. No mouse or keyboard and apparently yelling doesn't work
    > either. Absolutely nothing was installed yet. No drivers or other programs. I
    > made attempts to install drivers thinking that a lack of them might be the
    > problem, but the PC would lock up in the middle of installs as well. My
    > computer is more than capable of running Vista. Please please help!



    >> On Wednesday, July 09, 2008 6:30 AM Rick Rogers wrote:


    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> You may have a hardware issue. Either a component may be failing or timing
    >> is set incorrectly in the BIOS. I would try installing an alternate OS such
    >> as XP or one of the linux variations to see if the unwanted behavior
    >> continues.
    >>
    >> It may be the memory as well, and Vista has a built in diagnostic tool you
    >> can run. Just type 'memory diagnostic' into the start/search line to begin.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "Opiate46" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...



    >>> On Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:06 AM Steve Thackery wrote:


    >>> I agree with Rick Rogers - this sounds just like a hardware problem. As
    >>> well as the things he suggests, it could be overheating. I'd check all the
    >>> fans are running.
    >>>
    >>> SteveT



    >>>> On Wednesday, July 09, 2008 4:09 PM Opiate4 wrote:


    >>>> Ok cool I'll give that a shot. Is there a way to set up my PC to dual-boot
    >>>> either XP or Vista? I'm not too savvy on that. I just installed XP again and
    >>>> everything seems to be running fine. All hardware drivers are installed and
    >>>> no freezes.
    >>>>
    >>>> "Steve Thackery" wrote:



    >>>>> On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:12 PM Jay Moore wrote:


    >>>>> YEs..
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ideally, you should install XP on to it's partition, then Vista. Installing
    >>>>> XP after Vista will "remove" the Vista bootloader leaving you with XP. If
    >>>>> you've done this in reverse order, like I did, then you can get Vista BCD
    >>>>> Pro for XP and that should allow you to dual boot.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> make sure you don't have any viruses. trojan.vundo made vista freeze and
    >>>>> crash a lot.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Opiate46" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...



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    jim jc, Nov 25, 2010
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