Windows completely freezes when opening certain applications

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by drewby89, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. drewby89

    drewby89 New Member

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    Im having an issue, where every time i try to load itunes, autocad or world of warcraft, my laptop completely freezes and i have to just hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn it off. I'm using a Sony VAIO FZ11m if thats any help.

    I'm using windows 7 professional with all that standard drivers that it used after installing, except i upgraded my video drivers to forceware 197.15
    I can't give any more information than this, as I get no error logs, no crash dumps, nothing.

    Any help I get is greatly appreciated
     
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    Since there are so many reasons for this and so much missing information, here is the search I would do that gets lots of solved results:

    "Windows 7" freezes applications intitle:solved - Google Search

    or

    http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=%22Windows+7%22+freezes+applications+intitle%3Aresolved&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

    and of course, play around with the search words but keep the intitle:solved or intitle:resolved in there so you get results faster.
     
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  3. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    Hi.

    Please type msinfo32 in the start menu and hit enter. On the opened screen, file | save. Zip this save file and attach to a post using the paperclip above where you type, in advanced mode reply. We should be able to sort this for you, no problem.
     
  4. drewby89

    drewby89 New Member

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    ha damn, i reformatted already. Thanks for trying to help anyway, if it ever happens again i'll know what to do!
     
  5. drewby89

    drewby89 New Member

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    Just out of interest, what would you have done to spot the problem?
     

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