Fresh Vista install freezes during updates, and also random freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stephen B, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Stephen B

    Stephen B Guest

    Hi all,

    I just got Vista home premium a few days ago, and I ran the program to see
    if everything i had was compatible, and it was.

    After installation i froze just sitting on the desktop, so I rebooted and it
    was fine, untill i tried to have it download the updates and it would freeze
    every time. Even trying to update one file at a time it would freeze. This is
    the only freeze i can replicate. During normal use i get sporadic freezes.
    sometimes it will run fine for 8 hrs. some times i will get 5 freezes in a
    span of 10 minutes.

    Any help would be appreciated. If you need more info about my system just ask.

    Stephen B, Mar 28, 2007
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    Stephen B Guest

    Here is more about my system and the problem:

    My system:
    Athlon 64 2800+ (754)
    DFI K8M800-MLVF motherboard
    BFG Geforce 6800 (AGP)
    SB Live! 24bit
    2 x 1gb Corsair value select ram
    Haumppage pvr-150

    The only driver i installed myself was SB live!, the rest i were done by

    More about the problem:
    Crashes seem more frequent upon first start ups in the morning, then
    sporadic through out the day.
    When it crashes it doesn't restart the computer the screen just freezes and
    my usb mouse and keyboard lose power (ie. lights all go off) and the computer
    sits there until i hit the restart button.

    Hope this helps some
    Stephen B, Mar 28, 2007
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    LaRoux Guest

    This certainly sounds like a hardware problem. Short of replacing the
    motherboard, the only other thing that seems like it could effect at this
    low of a level would be the system Bios. Have you checked with DFI for their
    opinion on compatibility?

    The only other suggestion would be to run in safe mode and see if things are
    better. Or remove as much hardware as possible and see if that makes a
    LaRoux, Mar 28, 2007
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