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Clean install of Windows 8 gives freeze screen


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I have just installed Windows 8 Pro clean and when opening IE on the desktop it freezes. I have not installed anything yet. Only a reboot will make me continue for some time...

What can be the case here? Defect hardware, and if so... which part?

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Hard Drive or Ram are the regular suspects. Freezing is usually hard drives as RAM usually (but not always) gives a BSOD.

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Is there an easy way to check this?

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memtest86+ to check the ram, and CrystalDiskInfo to check the HDD SMART status.

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silly question...you said you installed clean...did you update your drivers or are you still on the default drivers win 8 found?

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memtest86+ to check the ram, and CrystalDiskInfo to check the HDD SMART status.

The HDD smart status can still show all systems go even if there is a bad sector(s)

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Looks like "issue" is solved for now... updated with drivers where possible from Asus etc plus I used compressors air to remove possible dust from memory sticks...

Keep y'all updated. Thx for the replies!

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I guess the compressed air did its job so far.... no freezes yet :)

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