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Computer freezes 1 minute after booting; works in safe mode

by Mitosis89 / July 27, 2011 10:10 PM PDT

Windows 7 64bit; this morning I booted up my computer and about one minute afterwards it froze, first with programs and commands becoming unresponsive and a few seconds later completely static where even the mouse won't move.

It works fine in safe mode. I've disabled all startup programs and many non-microsoft services with no change, still freezes after a minute. I fried a motherboard before due to heat issues so I've always kept this machine clean and monitored temperatures; cpu and graphics card both usually run around 50c without ever exceeding 60c, which are well within safety ranges I've read anywhere.

Core i5 2500k, tried two different graphics cards with identical results, windows boots off an SSD with an HDD holding most program data. At this point I'm just wondering where to look next; thanks for any help.

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Check this and that...
by Willy / July 28, 2011 12:04 AM PDT

If you have access to a std. HD, clone the SSD to it and swap them out. Check your ram by swapping with known good ones or swap themselves in the slots to see if it varies. I assume also no OC'ing has been done, if so undo this and check results.

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Just Suggestions....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 1:44 AM PDT

1. 50c is a little warm for your CPU so you might try re-applying thermal paste between processor and heatsink.

2. I've seen such crashes when software was the culprit as well.

a) Pirated operating systems will cause such. Is yours a full, legal system?

b) Try checking for updated drivers and BIOS updates.. Hardware manufacturer's are updating Win7 drivers frequently, especially for 64 bit machines. Think BIOS, motherboard/chipset drivers, video, audio, etc.

Hope this helps.


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