Friday, May 04, 2012 3:14 AMEverything becomes unresponsive except the ability to move the mouse around. The Start Button/ctrl-alt-dlt works but once I do either, I can only click the mouse three times before Windows makes a short beep and then everything freezes needing a reboot. There doesn't seem to be any particular activity that causes it, it happens when I'm browsing, when I'm watching a movie or even when it's just sitting idle. It's been happening ever since I installed the consumer preview weeks ago.
Friday, May 04, 2012 6:27 AM
If you try hard it will crash even more often. Page error in non page area is what I get most often
Friday, May 04, 2012 10:24 PMAnswerer
A bugcheck (BSOD) is a mechanism to protect your PC from damage.
To see the cause I have to take a look at the dumps with the Debugging Tools for Windows.
Please start the Windows Explorer and go to the folder C:\Windows\Minidump. Next, copy the dmp files to your desktop, zip all dmp into 1 zip file and upload the zip file to your public Skydrive  folder and post a link here.
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- Proposed As Answer by Andre.ZieglerMicrosoft Community Contributor, Editor Tuesday, May 08, 2012 8:09 PM
Saturday, May 05, 2012 12:29 AM
Check your memory. Bad memory is a common cause of BSOD issues. What is even more surprising, is the how commonality of bad memory modules.
Windows 7/8 has a built in memory checker; however, for a more thorough check, head on over to http://www.memtest.org/ or http://www.memtest86.com/. Download the ISO, burn to disk or load to USB thumb drive, boot and allow the check to finish. Believe me, there will be no doubt if the check fails.
- Proposed As Answer by Arthur XieMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Tuesday, May 08, 2012 5:48 AM
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 5:50 AMModerator
Temporarily uninstall antivirus and check the result.
The issue may be caused by incompatible drivers. Read teh mini dump and see if you can find some clues.
How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging
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