Computer goes unresponsive randomly for a minute or so.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Viticus, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Viticus

    Viticus New Member

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    As the title explains my computer has been randomly going unresponsive and I cannot narrow down what the problem is, my CPU usage is always below 30% at the time most of the time. I also was suggested to look towards a windows forum after I cancelled out the idea of it being malware after I posted on the Malwarebytes forum and ruled out all chances of it being Malware.

    So I am left stuck on what it could be. Maybe I just need to completely re-install windows?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Hello Viticus and welcome to the forum.
    Before doing anything as drastic as a clean install, which is not necessarily a bad idea, just one you might want to save for a last ditch resolution and if it's hardware related won't help much anyway.
    Watching you CPU is a good idea, but don't neglect your Disk I/Os, memory and network. Maybe use Resource Monitor to watch it over a period of time.

    I would first suggest though, that you employ something called a "Clean Boot" and see if the computer does the same thing.
    Have a look here for a guide
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/
    Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  3. Viticus

    Viticus New Member

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    After doing a Clean Boot, the same problem was occurring.
     

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