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My computer keeps freezing nothing happens after the screen gets stuck. Nothing happens for hours I have to hold down the power to turn it off and it happens at the weirdest times web surfing listening to music etc. nothing intensive I thought it might be my OC but I passed Intel burn test and 3dmark11.
It just started like 2days ago.
Anther thing also happened my western digital failed I started getting blue screens so as I tried to repair it and then it just went dead.
And after removing it from my computer I still get screen freezes.
I just ordered a RMA with WD, but does this have anything to do with the screen freezing or just a very unlucky coincidence?
I'm going crazy please help
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post #2 of 12
Try resetting the BIOS & go back to default settings.
post #3 of 12
For how long did you run your IBT and 3dmark? You may not have tested long enough and it's still unstable. Since you ran IBT I assume you OC'd your CPU, but is your GPU overclocked as well?

I recommend you back all your overclocks down first and testing that.
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I ran IBT twice, once was 50 times standard and the other was 5 times max it passed all. I was lucky it didn't freeze while it was running. yes my GPU is OCed I'm leaving it like that for now if the problem doesn't clear up I'll take it down.
I think I fixed the problem I uninstalled a program that is known top have compatibility issues with windows 7 it's my wifi card driver.
I'll let my computer run a bit to see if it was the driver that caused the crashes. It never crashed while I'm on the bios or running off a CD but it crashes sometimes right at the beginning when I see the windows flag so it's probably a program, nothing a format can't fix. I just hope it doesn't come to that point.
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post #5 of 12
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It's been 3 hrs and no crash!!! I think it was the wifi card driver
I'm going to go back to my original overclocks and see if I'm still good.
And hopefully I'll be able to do a recovery from my WD which is my storage drive almost every icon on my desktop is gone
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Click Start , type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click Selective Startup on the General tab.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items checkbox.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All , and then tick the ones needed by your gpu click OK .
When you are prompted, click Restart .
post #7 of 12
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I did it but what did it do?
I already fixed the problem I uninstalled the wifi driver and I'm back to original OCs.
I see the WD HDD in device manager but not in my computer I also see it in the bios so is there a way to fix it or at least access it so when I get my replacement I can just copy all the files to the new one?
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post #8 of 12
Right Click computer & go to manage>disk managment, you may need to change the drive letter? or try pluging it in a different PC & then copping the files to a portable HD.

Agreed, nothing a format or system repair/restore can't fix, although i prefer a fresh install & as it might give you better understanding as to weather it is a hardware issue, just a little time consuming.

& Sounds strange that the WiFi driver would cause it?
i never use any drivers that came with my hardware, i just let Win7 do it's job & then download any new ones if needed & have never had really any trouble.

Good luck & hope you get it sorted out soon.
Edited by KEX - 6/2/11 at 5:10pm
post #9 of 12
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Ok so I got the HDD working again assigned it a drive letter had to reformat as nothing was there anyway
I have it working but I'll still change it cause it might happen again and just to be safe.
And yes it was the driver that messed everything up, I wouldn't be surprised if it is some how the reason for the HDD corruption I just checked reviews on newegg and they said that they also had BSOD cause of the driver.
I'll give D-link hell, and hopefully it wont to be hard to replace my missing data.
Thanks for all the help!!!!!
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post #10 of 12
Good to hear that you got it working, & yes give D-Link hell, my son has a D-Link WiFi PCI adaptor & we never touched the driver that came with it.

Good luck in the future.
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