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Vista Home Premium Hangs/Freezes After Startup

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  • I realise there is already a similar thread about this, however as my version of Windows Vista is the release and not Beta, I just wanted to see if others shared my problem on the same version as me.

    My system:
    Asus A8N SLI Premium (nVidia chipset)
    Athlon XP 64 3500 (Single Core) CPU
    Maxtor 80GB HD IDE
    XFX 256mb Graphics

    Basically, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit onto my system as a fresh install. The install went fine. On startup of windows, around 1min 30secs, the system completely freezes up, no HD activity, no errors, just a paused screen from where it crashed.

    I have removed, swapped, disabled hardware in my machine, reset the bios, updated the bios, well...pretty much tried everything I can think of.

    In safe mode the system does exactly the same, except it crashes after about 8 minutes, so I get a little bit longer.

    I tried disabling all services and items in startup in the System Configuration tool in Vista, when I did that and restarted the computer in normal windows mode, the system lasted about 8 minutes (just like safe mode), but then finally froze up in just the same way.

    I noticed this was a growing problem, but it seems to be more widespread and not just limited to people with certain specs, does anyone have any clues? share the same problem?

    Saturday, February 03, 2007 8:19 PM

All replies

  • I see you installed 64 bit. I had problems once when i had 64 bit so i switched to x86 and the problems went away. But then again i was using ultimate rtm. I havnt tried home premium quite yet.  You can try doing that if Vista came with both 64 anx x86 disks.
    • Proposed as answer by ROYMURALI Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:33 AM
    Sunday, February 04, 2007 3:49 PM
  • Unfortunately it's just the 64bit version with my OEM purchase.

    I've tried installing the latest nVidia driver for Vista 64 bit, but that didnt solve the problem. I've also noticed (not sure if its related to the problem), when windows loads up, just after the Microsoft Corporation green loading bar, my screen goes darker and I get a strange line at the top, just off centre to the left, then comes the windows log on screen, is this just me?

    Sunday, February 04, 2007 7:56 PM
  • As to my knowledge.. usually that would not have anything to do with it. I still believe that it is a hardware conflict.

    I will ask around and see what people know.

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007 5:06 AM
  • I have the exact same problem.  Vista Home Premium 64 bit OEM.  It just seems like the computer randomly freezes.
    Monday, February 19, 2007 4:48 AM
  • Looks like there is a trend in this problem with the 64 bit edition
    Monday, February 19, 2007 5:19 AM
  • I have the exact problem, but with the 32 bit Vista Home Premium OEM.  Funny thing is that I can get it up and running IF I leave the boot cd in, but choose not to boot from it.  Otherwise I sit at a black screen forever.  I went with a new install rather than an upgrade.

    I suspect the raid array that I'm not using may be causing me some problems.  I have nothing to substantiate that however.

    I am using the same Asus mobo as you are.

    I gave up and reloaded the backup of XP I ran prior to trying to load Vista.

    Scott

    Monday, February 26, 2007 7:19 PM
  • I also have the exact problem, but with 32 bit Vista enterprise. After a hard reset the pc runs normal. But it occurs agian after I power down the system. It does not occur after a warm reset.

    ?????????

     

    Jeffrey

     

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by DraGonFlyoo7 Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:10 AM
    Thursday, March 01, 2007 10:31 AM
  • I'm also having a similar problem. i have the ASUS p5N-E sli board, and windows premium. it will freeze randomly, no set amount of time. I have reinstalled vista 3 times, and this time i did not install the "update" for my motherboard. We'll see how long this lasts....
    Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:15 PM
  • Mine freezes about every 20 minutes for 30 seconds.  Running Vista Home Premium 32 Bit on a Dell XPS 410.  I did an upgrade from XP Pro sp 2.  Below is configuration:

    1 DT240 CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 7300, LOW ENCRYPTION, MRMGA10, 2
    2 PN424 DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 1G, 667M, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
    1 GR343 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WINDOWS XP, MCE05U, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, ENGLAND/ENGLISH
    1 JX144 PROCESSOR, 6300, 1.86, 2M, CORE DUO-CONROE, BURN 2
    1 NJ131 INSTRUCTION, DEVIATE CHAS L6 TO L5.5
    1 HF730 DISPLAY, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, 20W, 2007WFP, BLACK, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
    1 NR603 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, SB0467
    1 WJ149 ASSEMBLY, CABLE, INPUT/OUTPUT, AUDIO, 6P, MATRIX,SMITH,MINI TOWER, TANK
    1 T9219 ASSEMBLY, CABLE, Serial ATA, 700MM, TANK
    1 DC094 ASSEMBLY, CABLE, Serial ATA, OPTICAL, MATRIX,SMITH,MINI TOWER
    1 RC209 HARD DRIVE, 160G, NATIVE COMMAND QUEUEING, 10K, 16M, LEAD FREE, WD-ODY
    1 RC209 HARD DRIVE, 160G, NATIVE COMMAND QUEUEING, 10K, 16M, LEAD FREE, WD-ODY
    1 2J976 PREPARATION MATERIAL, SERVICE CHARGE, DELETE SFW, INVOICE
    1 KK320 ASSEMBLY, DVD+/-RW, 16, HITACHI LG DATA STORAGE, Serial ATA, BLACK
    0 149DF INFORMATION, PREPARATION MATERIAL, DEVIATION, PRECISION WORKSTATION, INCREASE, #2
    1 WH522 ASSEMBLY, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 16X, Serial ATA, HALF HEIGHT, PHILIPS, BLACK
    1 RH659 KEYBOARD, 104, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, UNITED STATES, BLACK, DARFON ELECTRONICS, CORP
    1 DH347 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, TVT2DT, LEAD FREE, FULL HEIGHT, MARKETING CENTER EDITION 2005

    Sunday, March 04, 2007 5:16 AM
  • I also have the same problem with Vista 32bit Premium. It will just randomly hang. When I try to reboot it takes about 20 attempts, otherwise it just sits there doing nothing. I have the same ASUS p5N-E sli board. I was thinking of sending the machine back, as I thought it may have been badly put together (loose video card or something), but alas you've saved me some grief.

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007 6:20 PM
  • same problem here , but with 32 bit version , I found that it is a driver problem , If you install a video driver for your video card it will hang on you , You have to use the driver Vista installs for you when you install windows ..there are other drivers doing the same thing Like TV cards and Sound Cards .. .So i would suggest using the driver that are installed during the setup of windows , untill more support is available

     

    Hope this helps  

    Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:44 PM
  • Check this: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1358943&SiteID=17&PageID=1 Look for Brakham's post.

     

    I was having a similar problem with a Dell Dimension DM061/E520 running Home Premium upgraded from XP Media Center. Lockup/freezes would occur randomly and sometime very frequently. I have 2 CD/DVD drives. Went through all kinds of gyrations with Dell. Finally decided to try this on my machine. My orange cables were on SATA 1 and 4, so I moved them to 4 and 5 to keep the drives in order. Then, restart, go into setup with F2 on boot screen. Scroll to drives, enter to expand, scroll to SATA-1, enter, right tab to set to off, repeat for 4 and 5 but set to on.

     

    Make sure to power down and disconnect power before opening the case, push power button for 10 seconds to drain reserve power. Keep contact with the case to avoid a static charge.  

     

     Check the event viewer, expand Windows Logs, check System for errors with iaStorV. That was the symptom that I was seeing. Have now been up for over 40 hours without even a blip. Don't have a clue why this worked.  

     

    Addendum: Replaced this cable swap fix with a BIOS and Firmware update for Phillips DVDROM on April 2nd and still have no freezes as of April 22nd.  

     

    Friday, March 23, 2007 5:16 PM
  • I'm having the same problem with XP Pro and a P5N-E SLI. I've found a workaround that works every time but it's a really big hassle.  Boot up in safe mode.  Re-Install XP SP2 and it will boot up normally.  Any Ideas why this works. It only works once.  On the next reboot I have to do it all over again or install SP2 once for every reboot.
     
    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:02 PM
  • Just wanted to add some additional info.  WIN XP PRO. I'm using 2 NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800GS in SLI mode.  I've updated to the latest WHQL drivers.  Updated the BIOS to 0703.bin. 4 X 512megs dual channel corsair memory(and yes I matched them in pairs in the color coded slots). There is no additional hardware installed. I'm using the onboard lan and sound. Removed the Soundblaster Audigy 2 for troubleshooting purposes. 4 X 320 gig SATA Seagate Baracudas in RAID 1+0 Array.  I'm running out of idea's.
    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:17 PM
  • Have you tried a fresh install?

     

    Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:24 PM
  • Several fresh installs due to the fact that I could no longer boot the system except in safe mode.  I also tried repairing old installs.  Only thing that helps is re-installing sp2 in safe mode and rebooting.  If I install sp2 in normal mode I can also reboot successfully, but only once and then the problem re-occurs.  I'm just now trying to download drivers for the nforce chipset directly from NVIDIA.  Don't know if it will help but I'm going to try.  The ASUS drivers haven't done anything useful to fix the problem.  I'm also randomly experiencing crashes in the nvidia 162 WHQL drivers when logging off.  BSOD.
     
    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 7:54 PM
  • OK.  Downloaded and installed North Bridge : NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI drivers downloaded from NVIDIA site.  Not the drivers downloaded from ASUS.  The ASUS drivers don't work.  Now my computer boots up successfully every time without user intervention.  This will likely apply to all problems listed on this post.  Will post again if further problems crop up from this installation.
     
    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 8:38 PM
  • hi everyone this sounds familiar, i have a AN8 FATALITY SLI mobo,  Nvidia chipset, amd3500+ processor, 120gb sata hard drive plus others, philips dvdrw dual layer, standard 52 speed cdrom, 256mb graphics card nvidia 6200, 2Gb ram, hauppage hybrid sat,digital,analoge,radio card.

    I bought Vista home premium 64bit last month, i backedup my pc with maxtors handy maxdrive sware, then wiped the harddrive, partioned it and formatted it, changed the bios to boot from dvd, pc starts says loading files with scroll bar at the bottom reboots and then says NTLDR is missing, tried everything, anyone with any ideas

    Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:02 PM
  •  

    check your master and slave settings on your hard drive. 

    from the looks of it, it looks like your slave is set to master and your master is set as slave.

    make sure when you are booting, you do not have any other hard drives hooked up to the usb port.

    that should fix your problem.

    Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:30 PM
  • i could be wrong here, but arent SATA drives recognised as equals, there are no master or slave,

    I have also disabled any ide settings in bios.

    Hware connected to the motherboard was maxtor 120gb sata drive, one maxtor 120gb IDE drive, DVD and CD are on the other IDE connection.

     

    I have all USB drives and bits and bobs disconnected, as well as pulling out my hauppage hybrid card

    Processor is 3500+ 64bit single core, anyone with more ideas, i am away to look for the maxtor manual.

    Friday, August 31, 2007 6:56 PM
  • I was hoping to wait 2 or 3 years before getting vista, but the hauppage hybrid wants windows media centre or vista, i really hate buying new OS, ohhh for the days of DOS6.11 OR WINDOWS 3.1, LIFE WAS SO PEACEFUL

    Friday, August 31, 2007 7:01 PM
  •  hbspc wrote:

    I was hoping to wait 2 or 3 years before getting vista, but the hauppage hybrid wants windows media centre or vista, i really hate buying new OS, ohhh for the days of DOS6.11 OR WINDOWS 3.1, LIFE WAS SO PEACEFUL

     

    Well you were right about SATA.

    But i am sure it is a priority matter.

    Just try to boot 1 hard drive (the one with the OS) then mess around with what port the SATA adaptor should be pluged into.

    If it boots, I was right.

    If not, I will think about somethign else

    Friday, August 31, 2007 10:53 PM
  • Well i tried every SATA port, even disconneted every non essential component and hard drive, SATA ports are the 3Gbps type so there should be no problem there, 2gb of ram one stick is kingston and the other is hynix or similiar name both are rated the same, i was thinking of just going and buying another 2 gb of ram from same builder.

    The pc boots from dvd it then says loading files on B&W screen gets to 100% then reboots and then asks to boot from cd dvd or anykey. if you let it do its on thing it then says NTLDR is missing,  any other ideas

    Monday, September 03, 2007 7:42 PM
  •  

    well you did say to unplug every non essential component. why is it still booting off the dvd drive?

    I have some idea that when you installed vista, you installed the files onto the hard drive designated, however the boot sector was installed onto your other dirve thus it does not have a boot sector to load windows off of.

    why dont you try installing vista again. however this time with only 1 hard drive installed.

    Monday, September 03, 2007 10:37 PM
  • There is only the sata drive connected and that has been goverment wiped as well as partioned, all that it leaves me is the nvidia graphics card 256mb and the different ram makers kingston and hynix. i have begun to think as much as i hated xpsp2, I should just stick to it.

    or even go back to some operating system that suits my machine

     

    or even not bother with vista]

     

    regards

     

    RH

    Wednesday, September 05, 2007 9:48 PM
  • I am using an ASUS P5B with Vista ultimate 64 bit and get those freezes too. They always clear themselves but are really annoying. The hard disk light shines brightly during the freeze but I can still move the mouse. However clicking on something goes into some sort of queue and when it releases the clicks are executed. Nothing is recorded in the Event log and I haven't noticed any pattern so I don't really know where to look. Its the one remaining problem I have with Vista 

     

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:29 AM
  • I'm having a keyboard disconnect where all keystrokes are ignored until reboot and system restore fails repeatedly. Seems to be systemic as I have friends reporting identical problems!!!

     

    Thursday, January 03, 2008 3:10 PM
  • I have a dell dimension E520. I just upgraded to Vista home premium (32 bit). When I try to restart the system freezes up. I can shutdown and power up just fine. Just can't restart. Anyone else? Any fixes out there?

     

    Friday, January 04, 2008 4:51 AM
  • As for my circumstance, Vista freezes forced me to restore prior to December 2007 negating all updates received during December to render my system usable once again. It seems I began having system freezes after a Vista Update during the Xmas holidays which slowly became worse. I question the quality control of the updates created during this timeframe.

     

    Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:10 PM
  • I have hed my Vista since last summer and it always worked fine for me until recently. Now, since Christmas, it will randomly freezes and today it started rebooting on it's own.  I have tryed to go back to a previous restore point, but there are not any listed. It will not save a restorepoint either even though I have a dvd/cd rewrite drive. I am hoping that I will be able to locate a restore on this computer thus ending my problem.

     

    Saturday, January 12, 2008 1:49 PM
  •  

    had same problem with a few media centres running vista prem 86x ....If you have a tv card try taking out the tv card or disable it.. this worked for me, work great nw. but iam nw waiting for a new driver get it working under vista.. good luck
    Monday, January 14, 2008 1:47 AM
  • I have what sounds like the same problem as this. I have just installed a new slave hard drive in my 64bit Vista AMD machine, with NVIDIA and now the machine freezes after a while. Here's the symptoms:

     

    1. Use the machine, with the new drive installed, it then hangs with disk light on, but all dead other wise.

    2. Crash out, then try to restart normally, get the knightrider windows boot screen progress bar thing, then get black screen of death.

    3. System then attempts restore from last successful boot and all seems ok. Until you use the machine and we go back to [1.].

     

    I have two hard drives in the machine, the primary is a seagate one, the new slave is a maxtor 160GB one. I have removed the jumpers from the slave drive. The primary drive is attached via the SATA, the 2nd is via the IDE grey wiry tape stuff. All looks correct in the BIOS.

     

    Not sure how to fix this. Should I attempt to attach the slave via a SATA? Other users have reported problems with this too.

     

     

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:06 AM
  • Over a year on and i have exactly the same symptoms. Using Vista Ultimate x64 Sp1 OEM. Has been working after the second install now for about 2 days fine. This evening i boot up and ever since its been freezing after a minute or so after signing in. Very basic system installed. In safe mode it lasts for a while but still freezes. System Restore freezes as well from within safe mode. There seem to be loads of cases where the system freezes on the web, but very few solutions to the problems. Have just done a system restore from the CD that looked to have worked but now after signing in its frozen on the welcome screen withe the swirly thing swirling for hours.

    I spent over £100 on this OS and its just mucked me about ever since i installed it. Microsoft needs to sort this stuff out. I'm irrate that i have spent days installing/uninstalling my PC to try and figure out whats going on. Its just unacceptable. Rant over!
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:39 PM
  • A Solution (maybe not THE solution)

    Two rather simple BIOS changes fixed my same problem (thanks to XFX support reps)

      - Set memory voltage to the rating on the memory stick(s). My bios originally read 1.6V  and   my memory (4gig Corsair DDR3) are rated for 1.8V.

      - Set Memory timings to the rating of the memory stick(s). BIOS had my timings as 6-6-6-20 1T.  I changed that to my Corsair rated timings 9-9-9-24 2T.

     

    Those two changes fixed Vista 64 hang ups during boot and the random hangs I was getting after a successful boot. I too got freezes during Power On boot nearly all the time. When I used the "restart button" I could get a successful boot about half the time. After getting a successful boot, I could operate for a while but then I would get a random system freeze no matter what I woould be doing (off-line, on-line gaming, routine non-gaming work, etc).

     

    My specs (new build).

    Chassis: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS @ 1000W

    Mother Board: XFX NVIDA nForce 790i Ultra

    CPU: Intel Core2 duo E8500 3.1GHz

    GPUs: Two XFX NVIDA 9800GX2 in Quad SLI 

    Memory: Two 2Gig sticks Corsair DDR3 1600MHz

    Drives: Internal- one 160GB, one 180GB, one 500GB all 7200rpm.  One DVDread/CD RW

               External- one 60GB, one DVD RW

    OS: Vista64 SP1.

               

     

     

     

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    Thursday, October 09, 2008 3:51 PM
  • nooglo; have you tried the system file checker tool. to save you time looking it up in the suppot in microsoft, try this and so far it hasn't froze. type CMD in the START SEARCH -right click CMD in PROGRAMS ( run as administrator)

    type as follows at the prompt: sfc/scannow. this may take a few minutes of your time. jfyi I'm running a gap35ds3p MB Q6600 2quad, 8gigs ddr2 8500 1066 ram and two 9600gt ssc evga cards(sli),500 gig seagate HD with vista ultimate 64. I was having the same problemas you are, BUT be careful of what you download, as some will cause a blue screen or the dreadful freeze. the 32 bit downloads cause this, not the 32/64 bit programs or check with program compatibility before downloading

    Monday, October 13, 2008 3:39 AM
  • Wahoo! I think I fixed my problem - that's the good news. The bad news is I'm not exactly sure how. Here's the synopsis:

     

    Bad News:

    I spent over 10 hours messing with this. Assuming you have the same problem as me, expect to spend at least 1 hour on this.

     

    Symptoms:

    - Vista worked fine - then one day it started freezing. I personally believe that it started happening after Windows Update ran one night and loaded something bad.

    - Now, Windows Vista freezes in one of 2 scenarios: 1. No user activity 2. Lots of activity (near 100% CPU usage); common right after start-up. The only way out is a hard boot; ctl-alt-delete will not respond. 

    - Your system currently works in SAFE mode (meaning it doesn't freeze).

     

    Here are the things that DID NOT WORK:

    - Virus scans show up clean

    - Turning off Virus scanners to avoid conflicts didn't help

    - Uninstalling every piece of third party software didn't help

    - Applying all updates and patches from Microsoft didn't help

    - Changing settings related to hybernate mode, sleep mode, power save mode, etc. didn't help

    - Vista wouldn't let me restore to an earlier version

     

    Here are things that PARTIALLY worked (lazy mans solution):

    - The key was to get my computer to boot - then quickly get it to run something that kept the CPU churning (i would run Windows Media Player on mute in repeat mode). Yes, I did this for two months.

    - I avoided running CPU intensive applications (i.e., when the Outlook client would synchronize, it would often freeze)

     

    THIS WORKED (for me)!!!!

    First, this might not work for you and it could be harmful to your environment so do it at your own risk! (backup your stuff)

     

    1. If your computer hangs real often, you might have to go into Safe Mode to do the following operations.

     

    2. Get a Dos prompt (aka Command Window) and run the program MMC.exe (if you don't know how to do this, click the windows icon in the bottom left, and select "Help and Support", search for "Command Window".

     

    3. Open the file called "services.msc" (most likely located in your Windows\System32 directory

     

    4. We're going to change the setting on a bunch of services. You ask why? One of them is the culprit... I just don't know which one... so I'm going to dump my settings here for you. Put the following Services in "Automatic" mode. Do this by right clicking on the service name, then select 'properties', on the window that pops up you'll see a drop down list box that says, "Startup Type".

     

    Choose "Automatic" for each of the following services:

    Application Information, Base Filtering Engine, CNG Key Isolation, COM+Event System, COM+ System Application, DCOM Server Process Launcher, DHCP Client, Diagnostic Policy Service, Diagnostic System Host, DNS Client, Extensible Authentication Protocol, Group Policy Client, IP Helper, IPsec Policy Agent, Multimedia Class Scheduler, Network Access Protection Agent, Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness, Network Store Interface, Plug and Play, Remote Access Auto Connection, Remote Access Connection Manager, Remote Procedure Call, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, Software Licensing, System Event Notification Service, Task Scheduler, Telephony, Themes, User Profile Services, Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Windows Error Reporting Service, Windows Event Log, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Search, Wired AutoConfig, WLAN AutoConfig, Workstation.

     

    5. All other services should be set to "Disabled"

     

    6. Boot your system and enjoy freedom from the Wrath of Vista!

    Friday, October 17, 2008 8:41 PM
  • My husband's computer has Windows Vista Home Premium. The other day windows was doing an update. He didn't realize that it was, and shut his computer down. Since then his computer freezes up. I have tried to start in safe mode, to do msconfig, to repair when it asked me to, system restores, and all freeze before I can get the chance to do anything with them!!! What do I do now? I don't know how to do the command stuff as I am not computer literate in that form, so I am really stuck. Plus, he doesn't have a back up disk, and the computer freezes before I could back any thing up anyway. The windows vista came on his gateway when we bought it from the store...WHAT SHOULD WE DO?????? Somebody please please help!!!!!

     

    thanks in advance

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:57 PM
  •  jeffrschneider wrote:

    Wahoo! I think I fixed my problem - that's the good news. The bad news is I'm not exactly sure how. Here's the synopsis:

     

    Bad News:

    I spent over 10 hours messing with this. Assuming you have the same problem as me, expect to spend at least 1 hour on this.

     

    Symptoms:

    - Vista worked fine - then one day it started freezing. I personally believe that it started happening after Windows Update ran one night and loaded something bad.

    - Now, Windows Vista freezes in one of 2 scenarios: 1. No user activity 2. Lots of activity (near 100% CPU usage); common right after start-up. The only way out is a hard boot; ctl-alt-delete will not respond. 

    - Your system currently works in SAFE mode (meaning it doesn't freeze).

     

    Here are the things that DID NOT WORK:

    - Virus scans show up clean

    - Turning off Virus scanners to avoid conflicts didn't help

    - Uninstalling every piece of third party software didn't help

    - Applying all updates and patches from Microsoft didn't help

    - Changing settings related to hybernate mode, sleep mode, power save mode, etc. didn't help

    - Vista wouldn't let me restore to an earlier version

     

    Here are things that PARTIALLY worked (lazy mans solution):

    - The key was to get my computer to boot - then quickly get it to run something that kept the CPU churning (i would run Windows Media Player on mute in repeat mode). Yes, I did this for two months.

    - I avoided running CPU intensive applications (i.e., when the Outlook client would synchronize, it would often freeze)

     

    THIS WORKED (for me)!!!!

    First, this might not work for you and it could be harmful to your environment so do it at your own risk! (backup your stuff)

     

    1. If your computer hangs real often, you might have to go into Safe Mode to do the following operations.

     

    2. Get a Dos prompt (aka Command Window) and run the program MMC.exe (if you don't know how to do this, click the windows icon in the bottom left, and select "Help and Support", search for "Command Window".

     

    3. Open the file called "services.msc" (most likely located in your Windows\System32 directory

     

    4. We're going to change the setting on a bunch of services. You ask why? One of them is the culprit... I just don't know which one... so I'm going to dump my settings here for you. Put the following Services in "Automatic" mode. Do this by right clicking on the service name, then select 'properties', on the window that pops up you'll see a drop down list box that says, "Startup Type".

     

    Choose "Automatic" for each of the following services:

    Application Information, Base Filtering Engine, CNG Key Isolation, COM+Event System, COM+ System Application, DCOM Server Process Launcher, DHCP Client, Diagnostic Policy Service, Diagnostic System Host, DNS Client, Extensible Authentication Protocol, Group Policy Client, IP Helper, IPsec Policy Agent, Multimedia Class Scheduler, Network Access Protection Agent, Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness, Network Store Interface, Plug and Play, Remote Access Auto Connection, Remote Access Connection Manager, Remote Procedure Call, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, Software Licensing, System Event Notification Service, Task Scheduler, Telephony, Themes, User Profile Services, Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Windows Error Reporting Service, Windows Event Log, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Search, Wired AutoConfig, WLAN AutoConfig, Workstation.

     

    5. All other services should be set to "Disabled"

     

    6. Boot your system and enjoy freedom from the Wrath of Vista!

     

     

    I had the same issue as well, as it turns out the service WLAN AutoConfig was the cause of the freezing, still have not figured out how to solve issue other then disabling the service which is required for wirless access.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:09 PM
  •   I did change the timing of the ram and it didnt lock up anymore. it was freezing whenever it want and had to reset to get out of lockup . it had my timing at 7-7-7 at 1.5v when the ram was 9-9-9 at 1.7v.

     

    Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:09 PM
  • 3. Open the file called "services.msc" (most likely located in your Windows\System32 directory

     

    4. We're going to change the setting on a bunch of services. You ask why? One of them is the culprit... I just don't know which one... so I'm going to dump my settings here for you. Put the following Services in "Automatic" mode. Do this by right clicking on the service name, then select 'properties', on the window that pops up you'll see a drop down list box that says, "Startup Type".

     

    Choose "Automatic" for each of the following services:

    Application Information, Base Filtering Engine, CNG Key Isolation, COM+Event System, COM+ System Application, DCOM Server Process Launcher, DHCP Client, Diagnostic Policy Service, Diagnostic System Host, DNS Client, Extensible Authentication Protocol, Group Policy Client, IP Helper, IPsec Policy Agent, Multimedia Class Scheduler, Network Access Protection Agent, Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness, Network Store Interface, Plug and Play, Remote Access Auto Connection, Remote Access Connection Manager, Remote Procedure Call, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, Software Licensing, System Event Notification Service, Task Scheduler, Telephony, Themes, User Profile Services, Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Windows Error Reporting Service, Windows Event Log, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Search, Wired AutoConfig, WLAN AutoConfig, Workstation.

     

    5. All other services should be set to "Disabled"

     THIS WORKED PERFECTLY AND I SUGGEST EVERYONE GIVE IT A TRY AS A LAST RESORT TO STOP THE CRASHING!!! IT STOPPED IT FOR ME!

    • Proposed as answer by Sarnian Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:02 AM
    Friday, December 19, 2008 3:06 AM
  • Please keep in mind ..  Vista 32 bit requires min 3 gb ram    64 bit  i used 4gb ram ans duo core 4200+ and wallah   no probs
    Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:08 AM
  • In Addition  windows 7 is on the way.. I feel Microsoft is phasing out the OLD .. and bringing in the new with relevant bug assistance ? Hmmmmmm.. my opinion.. if you dont hear from me now ?  I'm Dead or assasinated..LoL
    dfoo7
    Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:13 AM
  • any thoughts ?


    dfoo7
    Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:14 AM
  • never mind
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:42 AM
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  • I went to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and found that they are aware of the problem have a hotfix although they recommend waiting for the next service pack to be issued, whenever the heck that will be! Here is the link to the problem description where you can request the hotfix:

     

    support.microsoft.com/kb/960723

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:27 AM
  • I realise there is already a similar thread about this, however as my version of Windows Vista is the release and not Beta, I just wanted to see if others shared my problem on the same version as me.

    My system:
    Asus A8N SLI Premium (nVidia chipset)
    Athlon XP 64 3500 (Single Core) CPU
    Maxtor 80GB HD IDE
    XFX 256mb Graphics

    Basically, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit onto my system as a fresh install. The install went fine. On startup of windows, around 1min 30secs, the system completely freezes up, no HD activity, no errors, just a paused screen from where it crashed.

    I have removed, swapped, disabled hardware in my machine, reset the bios, updated the bios, well...pretty much tried everything I can think of.

    In safe mode the system does exactly the same, except it crashes after about 8 minutes, so I get a little bit longer.

    I tried disabling all services and items in startup in the System Configuration tool in Vista, when I did that and restarted the computer in normal windows mode, the system lasted about 8 minutes (just like safe mode), but then finally froze up in just the same way.

    I noticed this was a growing problem, but it seems to be more widespread and not just limited to people with certain specs, does anyone have any clues? share the same problem?

       This problem solution is you take your vista home premium 64bit crashed by this location c:\windows\system32 ok you repair your operating system and your problem is solve

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:32 AM
  • The 64bit version OEM edition is proper update to the internet, and the laterst nvidia driver for vista 64bit, Go to the below website http://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in and download it your problem is solve
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:38 AM
  • Yeah tell mr.ttam yes i have more knowledge in the hardware what do you want i tell you
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:40 AM
  • Nothing boss the 32bit vista enterprise edition is good one but your pc runs normal the occurs again and again the operation system is occurs so your operation system is repaire
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:42 AM
  • I disabled all that stuff and it really seems to be working.  Is there anything that I might need that's been disabled, or can I leave it like that forever?  Oops,I take that back - it only lasts for a few minutes.  Now what do I do?

     

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:22 AM
  • just use vista dial-a- fix software
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:04 PM
  • Please help, my notebook is having the same problem, right now is working on safe mode,

    and I believe it was an update problem, during christmas , I have windows vista home premium,

    formatting it did'nt work. some say it's a hardrive problem,  all I know is it's freezing up.

    and I need help. 

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 12:36 AM
  • my friend's win vista home premium 32 froze after startup. 

    safe mode had no issues so I opted to do a diagnostic starup from msconfig. 

    turned starup items on in groups of three then restarted after each group to find the bad egg.  all startup items ck'd good so I did the same w/all the service items.  this took the longest but I discovered that the bad egg was "themes".  I kept this service turned-off and ran a free anti-virus prgm which found 8 issues.  I'll run another scan w/a different anti-virus and start the theme service.  These scans take forever so I figured I'd better write this down before I get on to something else.

     

    Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:55 PM
  • SOLVED >> i have the same problem, just run msconfig in safe mode and disable all nvidia from startup and services, done ! Enjoy.
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:35 PM
  • Wahoo! I think I fixed my problem - that's the good news. The bad news is I'm not exactly sure how. Here's the synopsis:

     

    Bad News:

    I spent over 10 hours messing with this. Assuming you have the same problem as me, expect to spend at least 1 hour on this.

     

    Symptoms:

    - Vista worked fine - then one day it started freezing. I personally believe that it started happening after Windows Update ran one night and loaded something bad.

    - Now, Windows Vista freezes in one of 2 scenarios: 1. No user activity 2. Lots of activity (near 100% CPU usage); common right after start-up. The only way out is a hard boot; ctl-alt-delete will not respond. 

    - Your system currently works in SAFE mode (meaning it doesn't freeze).

     

    Here are the things that DID NOT WORK:

    - Virus scans show up clean

    - Turning off Virus scanners to avoid conflicts didn't help

    - Uninstalling every piece of third party software didn't help

    - Applying all updates and patches from Microsoft didn't help

    - Changing settings related to hybernate mode, sleep mode, power save mode, etc. didn't help

    - Vista wouldn't let me restore to an earlier version

     

    Here are things that PARTIALLY worked (lazy mans solution):

    - The key was to get my computer to boot - then quickly get it to run something that kept the CPU churning (i would run Windows Media Player on mute in repeat mode). Yes, I did this for two months.

    - I avoided running CPU intensive applications (i.e., when the Outlook client would synchronize, it would often freeze)

     

    THIS WORKED (for me)!!!!

    First, this might not work for you and it could be harmful to your environment so do it at your own risk! (backup your stuff)

     

    1. If your computer hangs real often, you might have to go into Safe Mode to do the following operations.

     

    2. Get a Dos prompt (aka Command Window) and run the program MMC.exe (if you don't know how to do this, click the windows icon in the bottom left, and select "Help and Support", search for "Command Window".

     

    3. Open the file called "services.msc" (most likely located in your Windows\System32 directory

     

    4. We're going to change the setting on a bunch of services. You ask why? One of them is the culprit... I just don't know which one... so I'm going to dump my settings here for you. Put the following Services in "Automatic" mode. Do this by right clicking on the service name, then select 'properties', on the window that pops up you'll see a drop down list box that says, "Startup Type".

     

    Choose "Automatic" for each of the following services:

    Application Information, Base Filtering Engine, CNG Key Isolation, COM+Event System, COM+ System Application, DCOM Server Process Launcher, DHCP Client, Diagnostic Policy Service, Diagnostic System Host, DNS Client, Extensible Authentication Protocol, Group Policy Client, IP Helper, IPsec Policy Agent, Multimedia Class Scheduler, Network Access Protection Agent, Network Connections, Network List Service, Network Location Awareness, Network Store Interface, Plug and Play, Remote Access Auto Connection, Remote Access Connection Manager, Remote Procedure Call, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol, Software Licensing, System Event Notification Service, Task Scheduler, Telephony, Themes, User Profile Services, Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Windows Error Reporting Service, Windows Event Log, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Search, Wired AutoConfig, WLAN AutoConfig, Workstation.

     

    5. All other services should be set to "Disabled"

     

    6. Boot your system and enjoy freedom from the Wrath of Vista!


    Hooray! This worked for me too - my system had been slowing down, then had the hanging problem after login, and finally wouldn't boot. Solved the latter problem with a bootup disk, uninstalled Norton, tried to repair system, nothing worked until I tried this. So why do we have to go through all this palaver - how does Vista manage to get itself into such a state? Will upgrade to Windows 7 once I've worked out whether to update or clean install!
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:01 AM
  • Hello Jeffrey,

    I am facing similar issue.. first boot after couple of hours since previos shutdown / hibernate .. laptop freezes while Microsoft Corporation scroll is there on screen.

     

    After hard reset .. boots up fine.

    I dont know what the issue from a cold bootup.

    Monday, September 26, 2011 8:58 PM
  • I've had this issue but on a large scale (1000+ machines) so it may be slightly different but worth a try, full guide here:

    Welcome screen hanging fix



    http://www.techygeekshome.co.uk

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:58 PM
  • it's no good.-rubbish.
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:38 PM