FREEZING: Windows 7 RC Build 7100

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by kmiklas, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. kmiklas

    kmiklas New Member

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    About 30 seconds after the desktop is displayed.

    The system has been running fine for months. I installed a new wireless access card about a week ago, but the problem just started today.

    Any ideas? Is there a virus on the loose?
     
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    At this point it looks like the following fix has solved the problem, and as a good cyber citizen I've posted it to help others.

    I re-seated my new wireless PCI card. I had to push it in a little harder than I normally do (and a little more than I was comfortable with) to feel it "pop" into the slot. I also put it into a different slot.

    For those new to computing, "re-seating" a card means taking it out of the PCI slot and pushing it back in.

    What tipped me off was that it also froze in Ubuntu (I set up my system as a W7/Ubuntu 9.04 dual boot), so I figured that it must be a hardware issue, and my rig was running perfectly until I installed the card a few days ago.

    Hope this helps someone out there.
     

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