Constant computer freeze

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

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    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


    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

    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.
    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.

    Steve Thackery, Jul 9, 2008
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    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.
    Opiate46, Jul 9, 2008
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    Jay Moore Guest


    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.
    Jay Moore, Jul 16, 2008
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    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
    jim jc, Nov 25, 2010
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