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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

So one of the office computer freezes about once a day starting about a week ago. I've tried the windows fixit for win7 freezes, different ram timings, and updating everything. Any suggestions on why it's still happening?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Nathan is probably shtooping the hardware chick on it.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Is it idle when it freezes? Does the event log show any common behaviors?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Nathan is probably shtooping the hardware chick on it.

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Is it idle when it freezes? Does the event log show any common behaviors?

It was last time, I'm not sure if it always is.
I honestly didn't even check the event log.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I would check there for sure, good chance a background service is causing the lock up rather than a hardware fault.

A long running memtest wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

I'll see what I can do before she gets here tomorrow and report back.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

So after two days of tinkering, I'm still no where. The last thing that runs before the computer locks up is a windows experience task. I disabled it through Task Scheduler and it still ran, I deleted it, and it's still locking up.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Well, as a last resort, suggest Linux, especially Ubuntu. Canonical is getting more and more popular, and you can dual boot.

As for fixing the problem, I can't help much, but I can try. You've probably considered a virus, but that's all I can think of.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Can't. Office environment thrives on outlook and other windows only things.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

I don't want to sound like Microsoft support.

But have you tried reinstalling windows?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Not yet, but it's on my list.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

I'm assuming its up to date as far as windows updates go?

If you go to manually calculate the windows experience index does it freeze?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Yeah, first thing I did was make sure it's up to date.

I'm not sure, but I'll give a try monday.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Well, you can always use Crossover on Ubuntu. Programs like Outlook, Word, etc are very well supported.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

It's a lot easier to maintain a network if you use a common OS. "Let me just remote into your - oh, linux..." etc.

I for one would rather actually solve the problem. :x

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

It's a lot easier to maintain a network if you use a common OS. "Let me just remote into your - oh, linux..." etc.

I for one would rather actually solve the problem. :x

This.
It was enough of a pain already when they were mixed with XP machines.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Just a suggestion. Like I said, I'm not a Windows expert. Personally I'd rather deal with Linux's network problems than deal with Windows. But that's just me.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

Have you ever run a large network with many basic computer users? Because it will make you change your mind on that real fast.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Have you ever run a large network with many basic computer users? Because it will make you change your mind on that real fast.


Yes, I have. Or rather, taken part in one. Everyone had Macbooks. It was pretty seamless. When kids broke their computer and got a loaner, home sync transferred all their files, so they didn't lose anything.

I think you mean when one user has a different OS than everyone else, because, if that was the case, I would probably just deal with Windows, as much as I am opposed to it.

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