I have a 6 cpu network having win 2000, XP pro, Vista business and windows 7 64.
My I7 win 64 system has some strange glitches. It does not crash or blue screen but it does suffer from freezes. These freezes can be unstuck by uses the alt-tab or control-alt-del. It seems that just by switching to another task will unfreeze the current one.
Some software causes this on a more consistent basis.
1. Office 2003
2. Office 2007 sp2 with all the updates.
Office apps will freeze as if they are using up 100 percent of the cpu yet if I monitor the cpu usage or the app it will show normal usage and the app will not be shown to be "not responding" So even though the app is not responding windows task manager will show all is well.
The mouse always remains functional but clicking anywhere on the screen results in nothing. If I leave it alone for a few minutes it usually unsticks itself. Or if I alt tab or control -alt -del that seems to unstick the applications.
I had a issue with a canon all in one printer in which the app would hang on launch.
The fix was traced to a url for msn that is built into every win 7 install.
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Network Shortcuts\
go here and delete the "my websites on MSN" shortcut
no idea why this causes mp navagator to fail in win 7 64 but it does.
I see lots of people complaining about hangs in windows 7 but I see very very few fixes.
Any idea why windows 7 freezes without showing excess cpu usage or anything out of sorts from task manager?