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well i did a ccc wipe and reinstall of the drivers 6 months ago and that didn't seem to fix it. haven't added anything new in the past few months except a sound card...what other drivers should I be looking at?
First take a look at Windows 7 "reliability history", see if there are any red application failures, or yellow warnings. If there are, click on the icon, the problem will be detailed in the lower pane.

If nothing there, as far as drivers:
anything and everything that is not a Microsoft driver. Safe mode doesn't load 3rd party drivers. Only generic Microsoft drivers.

Sounds like you did the graphics driver. Check mobo drivers: chipset, sata, network card...)

Start at the top in device manager, and look to see who's drivers are installed. Reinstall anything that is 3rd party, not provided my MS.

These type of problems are very time consuming to find.
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so anything that isn't 'standard computer' or standard system devices will need to be reinstalled?
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so anything that isn't 'standard computer' or standard system devices will need to be reinstalled?
Not necessarily everything.. just until you find the offending driver.

After checking the reliability monitor, if nothing can be identified there,

Start in device manager, expand each harware group by clicking on the arrow next to say "Display Adapters". Right click on the dropdown entry for the actual device, select properties, go to the "drivers" tab, an look to see who's drivers are installed. If it says "driver provider" Microsoft, more than likely that one is not your problem since that driver probably loads in safe mode. It's one of the ones that isn't microsoft that is potentially the problem.

Told you it would be time consuming.
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roger, got to the second driver. ralink rt61 and it looks like google results show people having problems with the card and windows 7 freezing...uninstalled the driver and removed it from the mobo...so far no freezing, let's give it a bit and see!
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roger, got to the second driver. ralink rt61 and it looks like google results show people having problems with the card and windows 7 freezing...uninstalled the driver and removed it from the mobo...so far no freezing, let's give it a bit and see!
You may have got it. Quick interweb search shows the drivers from the Ralink website to be problematic with win7.

This driver appears to get good results. Ralink driver. It is recommended that you turn off the Ralink console, and let windows manage the wireless connection.
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great, thanks for the link...ill keep it uninstalled for now...keeping fingers crossed this works. a billion thanks for your help thus far, and I can see now why you got the fannblade case
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