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Windows Freezes up randomly

By mkrain ·
Recently I installed DirectX 7.a, After re-booting I found that my computer locked up at random times or what seems random. I have re-installed Windows and this does not fix it. I see no device conflicts so I am clueless as to the reason for this. I have a utility that fixes the Registry and looks for unusual things that happens but this gives me no usfull information.

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Windows Freezes up randomly

by carlson In reply to Windows Freezes up random ...

Go to the DirectX folder in C:\Programs directory. Check out the DirectX diagnostic tool - may give you some leads. Also, go to Find and search for DirectX.log; search Microsoft Knowledge Base using keywords, i.e., DirectX 7.a AND freeze; lastly, before reinstalling DirectX 7.a, close all running programs, clean out temp files using Windows DiskCleanup, run a thorough scandisk and defrag your hard drive. Good luck.

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Windows Freezes up randomly

by mkrain In reply to Windows Freezes up random ...

I defraged and cleaned the registry then used scandisk. I then re-installed DirectX 7a. I still had the problem so I belive the problem is not DirectX related. Thank You for your input.

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Windows Freezes up randomly

by tmway In reply to Windows Freezes up random ...

First did you do a format of the drive and reinstall Windows or did you just install over the existing installation? If you formatted the drvie and reinstalled windows DirectX would be gone so this should not be causing a problem anymore. If it is still on your system try uninstalling it. Also, if you want to run this go to the Microsoft Technet site Knowledge Base and use the keywords Directx7.a and freezing. Hope this helps.

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Windows Freezes up randomly

by mkrain In reply to Windows Freezes up random ...

I did install over the existing Widows files. However I did try a second time and deleted my Widows directory form DOS. This did not solve the problem. I do not want to reformat my Hard drive because I have valuable software and such that I can not move to another drive. I also check Microsoft's Knowledge base and found no useful information pertaining to my problem. Thanks for your input.

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