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Windows 7 BSOD/Black screen after being idle for some time

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DiogoCDS19, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. DiogoCDS19

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    Hi,

    A friend got this computer that is constantly crashing/freezing many times a day almost everyday after being idle for some time. Its random, some times is 5 minutes, 10, 15 and so on.
    The computer is a bit old, just used to browse the web, print and all that pretty basic stuff.
    Doesn't have many programs installed, its pretty clean (or not...)
    He said its been like that since he installed windows 7.

    I tried everything I could think of:
    -Updated all the drivers
    -Disabled Hibernation/Sleep/Standby
    -Disabled Screensaver
    -Disabled the "turn off hard disk after.." featured
    -Installed latest windows updates
    -Checked hard drive for errors (no bad sectors or anything)
    -Ran SFC
    -Checked temperatures (all good)
    -Ran memtest86 (all good)

    So I'm out of ideas.... I think the only explanation would be some driver or some software messing up...Or maybe even hardware ?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance


    Forgot system specs...

    Motherboard: Asrock p4i945gc
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    Graphic card: Onboard - Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    RAM: 2GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
     
  2. Bugler

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    Sound like you did all you could. Did you have a look inside the case? Check for dust and loose connections?
     
  3. DiogoCDS19

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    Not yet, but once I call I'll check inside.
     

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