I have problems with freezes in Vista Home Premium 32bits (SP1)
It arrived first a few days ago: After an hibernation of 4-5 hours, Vista was Freezed. I did a reboot. It restarted well. But since then I have ALWAYS a freeze after 10-15 minutes.
I must add that I have done hibernations for 6 month now without problems (because Vista freezed often already on shutdown) and I have done no modification (soft-hard) on the Pc.
It freezes about 5-15 minutes after Start depending on what I do.
It freezes also if I do nothing!
It freezes also if Aero, or Indexing disabled or whith a clean boot.
It freezes also on a safe mode start after loading the CRCcheck driver!
After a normal start CHKDSK is sometimes running automatically, and it says that it has repared 1-4 files.
I have consulted your site and this forum before posting and have done almost everything you recommend:
I have opened the box: no dust, no overheat.
I have made a check of the memory: all is ok!
I have made a check of the hard-disk : all is ok
I have verified the drivers: everything ok.
I have run Antivirus (AVG) : all ok
I have run Hijackthis for the Registry and analyzed : all is ok also here
I have run SFC: no problems
Also no malware and I do not overclock.
One track I have is : I cannot read the Event's Journal.
The Icon of he EVENTS OBSERVER in the Control Panel Administrative Tools has a yellow exclamation mark and a red cross and when I click on it there is an IMMEDIATE Freeze.
What does that mean? Where are those journal files situated?
Would be very thankful for any help.