Severe freezing issues with newly installed Windows 7

#1
Hi,

I've recently (about a week ago) upgraded from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 Ultimate and during the process I upgraded my new Samsung HDD (the old HDD had defects so I had to get it replaced anyway).

After the installation of Windows 7 on the new HDD, however, I started experiencing severe freezing issues with Windows 7. After 2-3 minutes after logon, the computer would freeze indefinitely with no HDD indicator light flashing. Sometimes, the computer would go to BSOD, saying there might be a possible problem with newly installed hardware. I checked the device manager but everything is up to date.

The problem doesn't end there. When I press the reset, sometimes the computer would freeze (HDD indicator light dies) even before Windows 7 starts up. It would freeze like 5 seconds after I press the power or reset button (the black screen with white texts showing drives connected to the computer, etc.).

The funny thing is, once it starts working, it never freezes even after 5+ hours of heavy usage. I never experienced this kind of problem with Windows 7 RC even though the hardware is the same except for the new HDD. I've tried setting the power options to high performance because I heard it worked, but for me, it hasn't.

If you can find the solution to my problem, my gratitude would truly be boundless. Still, thank you very much for reading.

PS: Specs for the computer:
CPU: Intel E8400
Motherboard: EP45-UD3R
VGA: ATI Radeon HD 4870
RAM: 4GB
HDD: Samsung 500GB (7200RPM 16MB HD502HJ)

PPS: I've attached a screenshot of the Event Viewer (I don't know how to export or what to copy-and-paste). I'll do anything you want me to do to help you diagnose the problem. Again, thank you a lot for your support.
 


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Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#2
In the event viewer, could you please copy and paste the info under "Details" thanks :)
 


#3
Here are some of them under both critical and error:

Code:
Log Name:      Security
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog
Date:          3/18/2010 5:37:08 PM
Event ID:      1101
Task Category: Event processing
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Audit Success
User:          N/A
Computer:      Seungho-PC
Description:
Audit events have been dropped by the transport.  0
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog" Guid="{fc65ddd8-d6ef-4962-83d5-6e5cfe9ce148}" />
    <EventID>1101</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>101</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4020000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-18T08:37:08.209227600Z" />
    <EventRecordID>12400</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="856" ThreadID="1212" />
    <Channel>Security</Channel>
    <Computer>Seungho-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <UserData>
    <AuditEventsDropped xmlns:auto-ns3="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events" xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/windows/eventlog">
      <Reason>0</Reason>
    </AuditEventsDropped>
  </UserData>
</Event>
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date:          3/18/2010 5:37:01 PM
Event ID:      41
Task Category: (63)
Level:         Critical
Keywords:      (2)
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      Seungho-PC
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
    <EventID>41</EventID>
    <Version>2</Version>
    <Level>1</Level>
    <Task>63</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-18T08:37:01.111215200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>9982</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>Seungho-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
    <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
    <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-HAL
Date:          3/18/2010 7:14:55 AM
Event ID:      12
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      (1)
User:          N/A
Computer:      Seungho-PC
Description:
The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition.  Please check for updated firmware for your system.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-HAL" Guid="{63D1E632-95CC-4443-9312-AF927761D52A}" />
    <EventID>12</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000001</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-17T22:14:55.150938100Z" />
    <EventRecordID>9744</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="656" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>Seungho-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="Count">1</Data>
    <Data Name="FirstPage">12</Data>
    <Data Name="LastPage">12</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
Code:
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date:          3/18/2010 3:01:46 AM
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SEUNGHO-PC
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x000000be (0xfffff960000a6247, 0x2c6000011c074021, 0xfffff8800613b5f0, 0x000000000000000b). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\031810-19593-01.dmp. Report Id: 031810-19593-01.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting" Guid="{ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}" EventSourceName="BugCheck" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-17T18:01:46.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>9629</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>SEUNGHO-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="param1">0x000000be (0xfffff960000a6247, 0x2c6000011c074021, 0xfffff8800613b5f0, 0x000000000000000b)</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">C:\Windows\Minidump\031810-19593-01.dmp</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">031810-19593-01</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
 


#4
Bump; can anyone find a solution to this problem?
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#5
Woops :D I totally forgot about this, my apologies..I'll get someone on it ASAP, as he is better at analyzing bsods and mini-dumps.. might take me a while to find him though lol..
hold in there
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#6
I've asked "fjgold" to help us out here :)
It's interesting to note one of the event logs:
"Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-HAL
Date: 3/18/2010 7:14:55 AM
Event ID: 12
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: (1)
User: N/A
Computer: Seungho-PC
Description:
The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition. Please check for updated firmware for your system.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-HAL" Guid="{63D1E632-95CC-4443-9312-AF927761D52A}" />
<EventID>12</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000001</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-03-17T22:14:55.150938100Z" />
<EventRecordID>9744</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="656" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Seungho-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="Count">1</Data>
<Data Name="FirstPage">12</Data>
<Data Name="LastPage">12</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>"

This seems to suggest some bad memory modules, or perhaps outdated bios.
 


#7
please could you upload any .dmp files found in your C:\Windows\Minidump folder , simply copy them out onto somewhere like your desktop then zip them and upload and attach to a post here ?

what antivirus are you using ?

what is the make and model of your power supply ?

are you confident all of the hard drive connections are properly connected ?
 


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