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Win7 freezes at random times

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I don't know what it could be, but I'm guessing it's the OS itself. I reset the bios, checked the ram (it's happened before in Vista). But it only happens if I leave my computer idling for some time, and when I come back the mouse moves but everything else is frozen.

When I hit ctrl alt del it just starts loading and never does anything. If I hold the power button sometimes it'll unfreeze and show the "force shutdown/cancel" screen, but most of the time I have to do a cold reboot from the button and it's annoying.

Anything I could do? (REMOVED) I can't reinstall it, I've gone too far with documents it would be so much of a hassle.
post #2 of 6
OC issue? Return to stock and see if it happens.
RAM issue? Run a MEMtest and see if you have a bad stick.
HDD issue? Run a SMART test and see if your drive is starting to go.
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We are not allowed to verbally offer Reps for any reason.

Besides, it doesn't increase the chances of receiving help.
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Does it freeze after being awaken from sleep mode? Or just from being idle? There's a lot of possibilities here.

And if you have an external HD you can always back everything up. You can also make a partition, that'll work too. In fact that's what I do every time I reformat. I use C:\\ primary and made a D:\\ for backing up documents such as pictures, videos, text files, etc before a reformat.
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Does it freeze after being awaken from sleep mode? Or just from being idle? There's a lot of possibilities here.

And if you have an external HD you can always back everything up. You can also make a partition, that'll work too. In fact that's what I do every time I reformat. I use C:\\ primary and made a D:\\ for backing up documents such as pictures, videos, text files, etc before a reformat.

It freezes from being idle. I have an external but it's in the middle of the school year I can't really mess with windows at all.

Also, wmp and all media players have trouble loading too, I don't get it at all...
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Turn off sytem restore and also hibernate in system properties,
Then head to power properties and turn to Max performance go to the change advanced power settings and scroll through the drop down dialogue boxes changing what you need to,
Hdd > change 0 for never
Sleep after > 0 for never
Hibernate > 0 for never

Reboot and see how that works for you.
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