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Since the release of Service Pack 1, Windows 7 users who installed SP1 have been complaining about their computer stability. Windows randomly freezes and crashes without any errors. This problem had been confirmed by Microsoft to exist and now they have finally found a solution to it.

This issue occurs when the computer is utilizing high memory and the memory manager performs frequent paging in and paging out requests. If you want to see the paging requests, you can configure a performance counter for monitoring memory –> page faults/sec.

The issue seems to be with Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager(Fltmgr.sys). The issue occurs because of a deadlock situation in the Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager.

windows 7 random freezes fix

A hotfix for this issue is available at Microsoft. You can download the hotfix from below:

Download Hotfix for Windows 7 random freezes

You will need to click on “View and request hotfix downloads” at the top of the page. You will need to accept Microsoft terms and conditions and then choose which Operating System you’re running. You’ll be able to download the hotfix package after giving your email address. This hotfix also applies to Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1.

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