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post #11 of 18
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Ok so I ran the event viewer, but I'm not exactly sure what I should be looking for?
post #12 of 18
Look for windows logs/applications and system for any errors and read the reports.The only other thing i can think of would be if you have a extra cpu or motherboard change them out to nullify that problem.Another thing you can try would be to right click on command prompt in your
accessories/tools page and do a run as administrator,then type in sfc/scannow and hit enter and let it check your system files.You can also get to command prompt by hitting start/go to run then type cmd which is short for command prompt.
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    Does it freeze if you don't login?  Just let it boot to the login screen and sit there.  Or, if your computer is configured to login automatically, hold the [Shift] key down as the desktop appears, and log back out as quickly as you can.

    Also, when the computer freezes, is the mouse pointer frozen as well?  I'm trying to detect if it is a software or hardware issue.  Perhaps even try entering the BIOS and see if it can run the BIOS configuration program for a minute or two without freezing.
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post #14 of 18
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The mouse pointer is frozen as well as everything else. It boots to the BIOS just fine, and does not freeze when it's on the login screen.
post #15 of 18
    As far as I know, those results (if correctly done) pretty much exclude everything except bad memory, some program (or driver) that is totally locking up the computer, or the CPU overheating.

    All though CPU temperature is the least likely, it is also the easiest to check.  I use Core Temp.  If you click the "More downloads..." link and select the standalone version, you won't have to use the silly InstalllQ downloader.  With 30 seconds, I don't know how much time you have to get it working and reading, though!  Try holding the [Shift] key down immediately after logging on until the desktop is ready to use and see if that buys you extra time.  You can also try opening Task Manager (press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]) and terminating Explorer as quickly as possible after logging in, and then starting it again by clicking "File\New Task (Run...)", typing "explorer" and pressing [Enter].  This should cause all the auto-launch programs not to load, which will reduce the CPU and memory load, possibly allowing the computer to work longer.

    You can test for most driver problems by booting into Safe Mode.  To test for a program that might be causing the problem, go to the System Configuration Utility (press [Win]+[R], type "msconfig", and press [Enter]).  Select "Selective startup" and de-check "Load startup items" and reboot your computer.  Note that HDD failure can cause any certain program to freeze the computer if that program tries to access a file that is located on a sector that is now bad; so let's keep that in mind as well.
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post #16 of 18
boot into safemode with networking.

to rule out hard drive, download and run seatool or hdtune

to rule out gpu's take one out test, switch, run again, put one from first slot in second and visa versa

to rule out memory. download and run memtest. if you get an error, test them one at a time to find out which one(s) are to blame.

here's a question, how much thermal paste did/didn't you add to cpu cooler.

for software, take a snapshot and post a pic of the errors you see in even tlogger. or of you think your computer is bsoding, download bluescreen view and send a snapshot of those results.
post #17 of 18
You said when you boot in safemode its all right,Ive seen a mouse cause alot of problems with windows ,if you have a extra mouse try it just to take it out of the equation.Also check in your
system information tools that there are no conflicting resources.If you dont have a extra mouse unhook your mouse and boot into windows.Tab will move the cursor around your desktop and hit enter to open whatever is highlighted.Did you run the sfc/scannow in command prompt?
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post #18 of 18
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I re-installed the OS, and everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks to everybody who posted, it was very helpful.
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