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Computer Hard Freeze Issue


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We need to do a Repair Installation or Parallel installation
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Senidol,

Rereading the topic.. When you say the computer "crashes", what exactly do you mean by that? Complete power off instantly? No blue screen obviously.

Sometimes incorrect CMOS settings can cause your computer to crash. There is probably a default option you can resort to somewhere in the BIOS/CMOS- or a jumper on your motherboard.

I agree, a repair installation or parallel installation should be the next step after these. If you do the repair first, and the problem is the CMOS, you would still have the problem after the install..

This is a real mystery.. hopefully the solution is soon to come :)

-Tony
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By freeze I mean a complete Hard Freeze, no task manager, no mouse, often if sound is playing the sound will loop, only option is to power off. No bluescreens at all.

I also just got a message after a freeze on my monitor about setting it back to 1680x1050 at 60hz or something like that.
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And to clarify the crashes only happened after I was forced into replacing the CMOS battery, and clearing bios settings.
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Well I rolled back the video card drivers out of a hunch, and the crashes are down to about 2 a day now, instead of 9 or 10. Still can't make much sense out of this problem.
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The cmos battery would have reset the bios back to default settings, so unless you had changed something like OCing or special video settings. Then nothing should be causing this issue except for hardware or OS.
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This description of "freeze up" is exactly like my issue.
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I see you have a malware topic opened right now Mac. I suggest you keep with it till it is done before starting with Tech topic. We cannot help until your malware tech has completed the steps.
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Thanks for the direction. I really appreciate the help! Have a great day!
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