1.    16 Oct 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 x64

    Computer Hard Freezing - No Event Logs or Memory Dumps

    Originally posted on Sevenforums, and reposted into the right forum thread.

    For some backstory: I built this computer in late Feb of 2015. Over the last 5/7 months (two of which - July and August - I wasn't around to use it) and have had several issues with it since such as

    • Early March - Random BSOD relation to Shadowcopy files (reinstalled OS, issue ceisted)

    • Early September - Several random BSOD due to GPU driver (uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers in Safe Mode - doing so in regular boot mode caused a BSOD - fixed this)

    • Late September - Single, random BSOD again. However, the computer could not get past the Windows Repair Environment (reinstalled the OS, issue ceisted)

    • Now - random freezing every few days to as often as once every few hours. This is my current issue.

    These freezes will occur suddenly and with no warning. One second I'll be watching a video, browsing, or playing a game then the next I'll be stuck. Any audio will loop constantly and the screen will be stuck at the last "frame". I've left it for as long as 30 minutes and it will not crash or bluescreen. The only option is to simply hold the Power button.
    The event viewer will not have any error or warnings at the time of the freeze but will only have the error regarding the computer shutdown being forced at the time I hold the Power button.

    I'm starting to think this issue is far beyond that of a software issue. This rig has had problems on both Windows 7 and 10. I've done some testing with Memory Diagnostics and stress testing the CPU and GPU. However, I do not mind starting to troubleshoot "from the beginning" to find out why this rig has had a plethora of issues.

    The freezing mostly occurs after the computer has been left in sleep mode for an extended period of time - Even if restarted, the computer will still freeze ~5 minutes upon restore from sleep.


    EDIT - there's no pattern as it still froze a couple times tonight after only a few hours of use
    Last edited by PayneTrain; 16 Oct 2015 at 21:44.
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