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  • I'm yet another victim of the infamous Windows 7 random freeze glitch, and the hotfix seemed like a heaven sent gift when I first applied it. I'll admit, it has helped a bit. The freezes have become far less frequent, but haven't quite disappeared entirely. When they do pop up, they get pretty aggravating (one freeze every 1-5 minutes for 2 hours...).

     

    I was just wondering if the team is still working on the hotfix or not. I've noticed I'm not the only one with a lackluster result from the hotfix from the many posts online. With my patience sapped to near non-existence with this lil' problem, I'll probably end up rolling back to Windows XP if they're not giving this situation any attention... which is disappointing with how much I enjoyed Windows 7 at the start. Plus, I'll probably have to delete all my porn!

     

    A little caveat, I've done several tests on my RAM and other hardware to make sure it's not a mechanical problem. All my drivers are current and Windows 7 friendly, so I'm positive this is still an issue with the windows file manager or something similar.

     

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:20 AM

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  • <RandomFellow> wrote in message news:9f726515-6136-4dc6-bc68-f258ea61e982@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I'm yet another victim of the infamous Windows 7 random freeze glitch, and the hotfix seemed like a heaven sent gift when I first applied it. I'll admit, it has helped a bit. The freezes have become far less frequent, but haven't quite disappeared entirely. When they do pop up, they get pretty aggravating (one freeze every 1-5 minutes for 2 hours...).



    I was just wondering if the team is still working on the hotfix or not. I've noticed I'm not the only one with a lackluster result from the hotfix from the many posts online. With my patience sapped to near non-existence with this lil' problem, I'll probably end up rolling back to Windows XP if they're not giving this situation any attention... which is disappointing with how much I enjoyed Windows 7 at the start. Plus, I'll probably have to delete all my porn!



    A little caveat, I've done several tests on my RAM and other hardware to make sure it's not a mechanical problem. All my drivers are current and Windows 7 friendly, so I'm positive this is still an issue with the windows file manager or something similar.

    What message are you getting when the PC freezes? Are there any entries in the Event Logs for the time the freezes occur? Do you get a BSOD, or does the PC just freeze, forcing a power off/power on? When it freezes, will it un-freeze on its own if you wait long enough (and about how long)?


    SC Tom

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:09 AM
  • They're just simple 10-15 second system freezes. No error messages or crashes, though my video drivers occasionally crash due to the freezes (But that's usually because the driver stops responding on its own. The drivers recover with no trouble). They're nothing deal breaking, just annoying. The issue is perfectly manageable as is.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:32 AM
  • I would keep process explorer running in the system tray, and try to catch what's happening in the cpu or i/o graph.

     

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:46 PM
  • Hm. I'll give that a go, but the freezes appear to be completely random on the surface which is a big sign of the Random Freeze glitch. My laptop runs fine with all the same programs running, though that doesn't rule out a software conflict with my chipset or something similar. I'll let y'all know if I find anything.

     

    But does anyone know if they're still working on the hotfix or not?

    Friday, September 30, 2011 12:09 AM