Help ! Vista frequently Hangs up

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by HANGUPS, Jul 11, 2007.


    HANGUPS Guest

    I upgraded to Vista from XP and now I'm plagued with frequent "hang-ups."
    The computer just hangs up for about 30seconds every 5-10 minutes. I can't
    stop it. Doesn't matter if it's online or offline. No errors, everything
    seems fine, it just freezes. There must be something running in the
    background I can't figure out.
    HANGUPS, Jul 11, 2007
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    Spirit Guest

    1st thing I would do is update your video drivers. If it still continues
    at background tasks. Since its an upgrade check any virus or antispy
    programs to make sure they are Vista compatible.
    Spirit, Jul 11, 2007
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  3. I get 30sec freeze-ups too but only once per day. One of the ASUS forums
    gave me the idea to install the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager". It installed
    AHCI drivers for the hard disks causing them to be redetected by Windows
    (forcing me to telephone Microsoft for activation ...again). Since then I
    get no freeze-ups. I only did this yesterday so it might be too early to

    Your motherboard might use a different hard disk controller. It might be
    worthwhile to look if there is similar software available for your
    MrSlartybartfast, Jul 11, 2007

    Spirit Guest

    Good point, I used to have that problem all the time on older machines with
    95/98 and 2000
    and had forgotten about the hard disk drivers some systems use.
    Spirit, Jul 12, 2007

    smurfyWV Guest

    Ok, your best bet is to never buy upgrades, everone I know who "upgraded has
    had this issue, always buy full versions of a software and this shouldn't
    happen. I'd say its because with an upgrade maybe some pieces of files are
    trying to be used from the original os... xp
    smurfyWV, Jul 12, 2007

    Ken Blake Guest

    I completely disagree. Back of the days of Windows 95 and 98, advice to
    clean install rather than upgrade was genrally good advice. Upgrades often
    caused problems in those days. With with more modern versions of Windows,
    the upgrade replaces almost everythying and almost always works very well.

    As a single example, I've been running Vista Ultimate since November on a
    computer upgraded from Windows XP Professional, with *no* problems of any
    Ken Blake, Jul 14, 2007

    Spirit Guest

    Keep in mind that you probably keep your computer in tip top running shape
    and so an upgrade will go cleanly. However many (read most), users do not
    have the expertise to properly maintain their system and often the reason
    switching software is to correct and error/problem they are having. In these
    circumstances I would strongly urge most users to back up their data (more
    than once) and do a clean install. First is ensuring that Vista Drivers and
    versions of their required software are readily available. Second is several
    backups including simple copies of their important data to CD or Exterior
    Spirit, Jul 16, 2007

    Ken Blake Guest

    A very poor reason for switching operating systems, in my view.

    I agree. The one time I do *not* recommend upgrading is when you are having
    problems. Upgrades are more likely to exaerbhate problems than to fix them.
    Ken Blake, Jul 16, 2007

    Ken Blake Guest

    Ugh! What a typo! That should be "exacerbate," of course. Sorry.
    Ken Blake, Jul 16, 2007

    Spirit Guest

    Yes it is however it is an extremely common one... and even those
    without majors issues might find troubles after an Upgrage. There
    are lots of variables working against a non-super-expert user.
    Upgrades tend to "Clarify" an issue in that its is NOW a PROBLEM. Its all
    human nature and the real world. It is easy enough to do some good backups
    and proceed with a clean install. Esspecially with Vista since a host of old
    either will not work or need special handling.
    YMMV however you won't get far with just your thumb!
    Spirit, Jul 16, 2007
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