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Old 11-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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windows 7 x64 on my laptop (intel core i5 @ 2.50ghz, 4 gb ram) has recently started freezing for a few seconds every few seconds, when i'm doing just about anything: browsing the web, copying files, using text redactor, etc. only the mouse cursor responds, control is back after a couple of seconds.

* the behaviour remains the same when booting in the safe mode
* there are no cpu or memory usage peaks in process explorer
* there are no hardware conflicts in device manager
* there are no critical errors in system log
* there is no antivirus active
* hardware tests (memory, etc.) do not report any errors

i suspect this has started after i've updated all the drivers from manufacturer's site, but i am not 100% sure. anyway, i do not know which driver has caused this and i cannot easily restore to the previous state.

how do i find the culprit?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hi did you get the drivers from the laptop makers site do they have a older version of your video driver which you could try this is really trial and error to find the culprit but since it is freezing the video driver is as good a place to start

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.
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