Win7 x64 random hard freezes after reinstall


Issue: at random times, Windows will hard freeze (mouse and keyboard lights will turn off, cannot recover from this state). event viewer does not register any hardware or software errors. Currently I am running a selective startup only loading the minimum. I have no reason to believe this is a hardware issue as the system was running perfectly until i made a windows change.

I would rather not reinstall windows off the bat because i hate shotgun troubleshooting.

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Vpro
Processor: Intel i7 2600k @ 3.3ghz
Ram: 16 gigs of corsair
Video: EVGA GTX 570

Any help? what can I look for to narrow this down?
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  1. what windows change did you try to make? have you tryed windows restore or ms fix it?
  2. oh wow my mistake, i totally had that in there and removed it for some reason

    I reinstalled windows. after 2 years of heavy use it was starting to get sluggish and wanted a fresh start.
  3. Best answer
    Have you tried ms fix from microsoft? run mem test for memory how old is the power supply anything can happen at a moments notice
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