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Windows 7 locks up when trying to login

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yousuf Khan, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it
    didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as
    there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to
    it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    > Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    > up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    > pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    > used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    > fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it
    > didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as
    > there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to
    > it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Yep, with Win7 you get what you pay for! LOL!

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hpkr6d$3er$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    >> Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    >> up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    >> pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    >> used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    >> fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it
    >> didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as
    >> there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to
    >> it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Yep, with Win7 you get what you pay for! LOL!
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    Sounds like HE has an issue with HIS machine. For the millions of others
    who have Windows 7 without problems, I'm sure they are happily doing their
    thing. At least they don't have to struggle with cryptic line commands and
    INFERIOR Open Sores programs that are marginal at best.

    Imagine, Ubuntu is free and most reject Ubuntu as trash. Live with it.
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4bbdee54$1@news.bnb-lp.com...
    > I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running Win7
    > Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks up as
    > I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like pattern
    > appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you used to
    > see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed fine-tuning. I
    > tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it didn't seem to help
    > here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as there are no entries in
    > the System logs pointing to a problem prior to it locking up. The only way
    > to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Is it possible that besides your Nvidia Card, there is an onboard video
    card?
    If so check your bios settings to make sure the onboard one is disabled.

    It's just a thought...

    --
    Andrew
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hpl5ps$p0e$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >
    > "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:4bbdee54$1@news.bnb-lp.com...
    >> I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    >> Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    >> up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    >> pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    >> used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    >> fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it didn't
    >> seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as there are
    >> no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to it locking
    >> up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Is it possible that besides your Nvidia Card, there is an onboard video
    > card?
    > If so check your bios settings to make sure the onboard one is disabled.
    >
    > It's just a thought...
    >
    > --
    > Andrew


    Oh yeah...nice seeing you post in the F1 forum.
    Go Vettel!

    --
    Andrew
     
  6. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Bill Yanaire wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:hpkr6d$3er$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    >>> Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    >>> up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    >>> pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    >>> used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    >>> fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it
    >>> didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as
    >>> there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to
    >>> it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Yep, with Win7 you get what you pay for! LOL!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > Sounds like HE has an issue with HIS machine.


    Sure does, just like millions of other users.

    > For the millions of others
    > who have Windows 7 without problems, I'm sure they are happily doing
    > their thing.


    Yeah, like you, right?

    > At least they don't have to struggle with cryptic line


    Never heard of CMD? I use the Ubuntu terminal about as much as you use
    that. probably less. chkdsk /f is one of the more frequent Windows line
    command, liar.

    > commands and INFERIOR Open Sores programs that are marginal at best.


    No open sores programs in Ubuntu. Maybe you were looking at your dick.

    >
    > Imagine, Ubuntu is free and most reject Ubuntu as trash. Live with it.


    Imagine, people pay for Windows and reject it as trash and use it anyway
    because they don't know any better.

    --
    Alias
     
  7. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:
    > "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:4bbdee54$1@news.bnb-lp.com...
    >> I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    >> Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it
    >> locks up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange
    >> static-like pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of
    >> like what you used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning
    >> needed fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but
    >> it didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here,
    >> as there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior
    >> to it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset
    >> button.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Is it possible that besides your Nvidia Card, there is an onboard video
    > card?
    > If so check your bios settings to make sure the onboard one is disabled.
    >
    > It's just a thought...



    Yes, there is an integrated video card too on it. But this system has
    been running on Windows XP previously without this problem. Nothing has
    changed between the time it was running XP and the way it is now.

    However, there is an update to this problem. It looks like the machine
    actually doesn't lock up, it turns out that all you have to do is turn
    off the monitor and turn it back on again, and it works fine again. So
    it looks like it's more of an annoyance now than an actual problem. My
    wife was the one who discovered this solution, which is pretty amazing
    considering that she is usually the most helpless about computer issues.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  8. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Is it possible that besides your Nvidia Card, there is an onboard
    >> video card?
    >> If so check your bios settings to make sure the onboard one is disabled.
    >>
    >> It's just a thought...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Andrew

    >
    > Oh yeah...nice seeing you post in the F1 forum.
    > Go Vettel!


    Thanks, I was considering getting a system with AMD's new 12-core
    Magny-Cours chip, just for the F1 name, but it's an Opteron server chip
    so it's not meant for a home desktop. :)


    Yousuf Khan
     
  9. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:
    > Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> I'm finding occasionally that when I try to go login to my PC running
    >> Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, after it's been idle for a few hours that it locks
    >> up as I try to login. It doesn't just lock up, a strange static-like
    >> pattern appears on the screen before it locks up. Kind of like what you
    >> used to see on old-time pre-digital TVs, when the tuning needed
    >> fine-tuning. I tried upgrading my Nvidia drivers yesterday, but it
    >> didn't seem to help here at all. Don't know what to look for here, as
    >> there are no entries in the System logs pointing to a problem prior to
    >> it locking up. The only way to get out of it is to hit the reset button.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Yep, with Win7 you get what you pay for! LOL!


    You really have to get something better to do with your time. I do
    already have Ubuntu on the same machine and on other machines. I use it
    about 20% of the time, and I keep it around as a backup OS, for when
    there may be problems in Windows for whatever reason, and so I can
    diagnose the problems. But I've also had issues previously with Ubuntu
    where it would not work properly, and I've had to go into Windows to fix
    it up too. They back each other up nicely. No need to evangelize about
    Ubuntu as the second coming.

    Yousuf Khan
     

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