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Default Windows crashing constantly - 05-08-2012, 19:50 | posts: 21 | Location: Helsinki

Hi guys!

I'm having an issue with Windows 7. Basically the computer in my sig has since a couple of days started to "crash randomly". It doesn't matter what I do but it will always freeze after about using it for 15 minutes. It doesn't matter whether I'm trying to play a game or keep it @ idle on desktop. Basically to describe my problem more in detail Windows will stop responding and when I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL it will show "Preparing Security options" forever. I'm forced to do a reboot in order to get back. All temperatures are normal and I haven't done any changes to my computer hardware or software wise before this started to happen (apart from installing CS:GO Beta). Any ideas? So far I haven't found really any help Googling.

Oh and btw, I'm using an OCZ 2 90Gb SSD.

Last edited by SF22; 05-08-2012 at 19:52.
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Default 05-08-2012, 20:37 | posts: 1,837 | Location: Kent, UK

Well I Googled "Preparing Security options" and came up with -

1. Possible malware
2. Firmware update required on SSD
3. Possible problem with ASACPI.sys (ASUS driver) see here

Not a problem that I've seen before but I do have a major problem of my own at the moment with my system randomly locking up completely and then failing to post or locking up in BIOS. So I have a new motherboard coming (tried changing RAM, PSU and graphics card to no avail).

Good luck
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Default 05-09-2012, 04:43 | posts: 5,738 | Location: USA

if you been using the ssd month and it was fine. I Would go with the other options first.
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Default 05-09-2012, 16:54 | posts: 1,254 | Location: Iowa

Have you updated your mobo bios to the latest?
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