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Windows 8 Computer Hangs No BSOD

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June 17, 2013 2:55:32 PM

Hi I have a custom built windows 8 PC, and after installing a new SSD and installing windows 8 the computer will hang with no bsod no warning. There is no HDD activity, and sometimes the reset button will not work, other times it will. It mostly hangs after I type in my password sometimes a bit after. Does anyone know why this is please. Thank you

P.S. The computer doesn't hang when in windows recovery section, I have attempted multiple installs and the same thing happens.

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a c 481 * Windows 8
June 17, 2013 9:27:11 PM

Possibly a Memory problem, though I would expect you to have installation probs. as well. Worth trying with one stick of RAM removed at a time, and in different slots. When you re-installed, did you wipe the drive completely each time? ie delete all partitions until you only had Unallocated space equal to the capacity of the SSD?
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June 18, 2013 1:38:10 AM

Firstly thank you very much for your response, I wiped each hard drive completely when uninstalling. I also ran Memtest with all 4 sticks in and there were no errors. The strange thing is I have had the error before I don't know what I did then it went away and everything was working fine. It has happened again now when I installed the SSD, and I forgot to mention swapped cases. Again I had the same problem but I managed to get rid of the problem, again I don't know how, the only problem I had was once the computer was left idle over night the screen would go black and it would be unresponsive otherwise it was fine. As I am a university student I had to move the PC back home and now I am back to this problem it appears so random.
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a c 481 * Windows 8
June 18, 2013 2:38:38 AM

I recently had to return a brand new stick of RAM that would pass everything that Memtest would throw at it, but was causing random and intermittent freezes... best try swap method just in case... meanwhile does the problem occur after the PC goes to 'sleep' and behave normally on 1st boot? I've experienced post 'sleep' mode problems on several PCs, having to disable it in the hope that M'soft will sort it out when the SP is issued...
Also it's possibly a driver/installed software problem, you might try Clean Startup if all else fails.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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June 18, 2013 2:45:27 AM

dodger46 said:
I recently had to return a brand new stick of RAM that would pass everything that Memtest would throw at it, but was causing random and intermittent freezes... best try swap method just in case... meanwhile does the problem occur after the PC goes to 'sleep' and behave normally on 1st boot? I've experienced post 'sleep' mode problems on several PCs, having to disable it in the hope that M'soft will sort it out when the SP is issued...
Also it's possibly a driver/installed software problem, you might try Clean Startup if all else fails.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


Thank you, these problems only occurred when I moved to windows 8 the system had been working fine for over a year since then. It seems extremely random, I disabled sleep and the pc would still crash sometimes at night. I will try taking out the ram and swapping them, I am at a loss because this problem has happened before then it just disappears, could it do with me installing windows 8 in AHCI??? As I have a hackintosh partition, that works perfectly btw no crashes what so ever.
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a c 481 * Windows 8
June 18, 2013 4:30:37 AM

Well, I the machine is running fine on Hackintosh it pretty much rules out a Memory prob. Try the Clean Startup, it's a bit long-winded but would eliminate a software problem from enquiries...
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June 19, 2013 4:16:51 AM

Thank you very much Dodger46, for all your help. I was being a complete idiot, and I had forgot that the last time the problem occurred i solved it properly by uninstalling the Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter. That was what was causing the crashes etc. I have been running my PC now for 18 hours without any problems. I think it crashes due to the TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter which I had previously installed. After reinstalling windows on the SSD, I forgot to uninstall and disable the Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter, so the problem was occurring once again. TBH I don't even know what that MKDNA does. But I thought I would publish my findings just incase anyone else runs into the same problem and doesn't know why. Thank you very much Dodger46 you are a legend for all your help I really appreciate it.
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a c 481 * Windows 8
June 19, 2013 5:00:11 AM

I'll pick your last submission as the 'Solution' so that others might benefit from your result... don't know why that entry was included in your Network adapters, though!
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