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18-Jan-2011, 02:03 AM #1
Windows 7 Home Premium keeps freezing after being idle.
As stated in the title, my OS keeps freezing when I leave it idle (approx. 20 minutes). I checked the event log and it said that AMPingService failed to start in a timely fashion. I went to msconfig to turn it off, but it still freezes. I end up having to do a hard shut down. Any help would be great as this is my second reformatting of this system due to issues I've been having and I would really like to not have to reformat a third time.
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18-Jan-2011, 02:40 PM #2
One of my "stock answers" anymore haha. Have you ran a system file check? I swear by this as it has helped me out more than a few times.
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18-Jan-2011, 04:09 PM #3
Do you have the taskbar set to autohide? If so turn it off for a while and see if that changes anything.
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18-Jan-2011, 04:19 PM #4
Hi Jargonis

Go to Event Viewer to check for issue's as this may show where/what they are

Click the Start button > Click Control Panel > Click System and Maintenance > Click Administrative Tools > Double click Event Viewer

Or from command prompt Type eventvwr

Let us know how you get on
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18-Jan-2011, 06:35 PM #5
I went to event viewer and the errors are reporting from the Service Control Manager.

The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.

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18-Jan-2011, 07:30 PM #6
Have you updated your system drivers since your format?
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18-Jan-2011, 07:40 PM #7
I have ran the sfc (everything was fine).
I have updated all of my drivers since the reformat.
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18-Jan-2011, 07:52 PM #8
Well if the system freezes during idle, I would start to disable the power management features for your CPU, hard disk, nic etc to see if that is causing the issues you are experiencing.

If that resolves the issues, slowly switch each power management feature back on until you identify the device causing the issue.
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18-Jan-2011, 07:57 PM #9
The only thing I didn't have turned off was the Display Shut-off. I'll keep it on and see what happens.
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18-Jan-2011, 09:00 PM #10
It seems to be working fine at the moment. I'll post again in this thread if the problem persists further.
Thanks everyone!
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