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by: jhrlund February 16, 2013 3:19 PM PST

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Computer Freezing after installing new software, help?

by jhrlund - 2/16/13 3:19 PM

Heyo.
My computer started quite recently freezing after I installed new software. I've mainly been installing games through Steam. The installation finishes, but when I launch the game for the first time there is always a "first time launch installation" where you update some windows-related things. And this is where my computer give up on me. The screen freezes and becomes black. Any audio I had running keeps playing for a couple of seconds before it starts loping a millisecond untill I manually shut the computer down. When I reboot my computer windows asks me to run a repair (which doesn't help what so ever) and after I've done that I can boot the computer normally. After I've done all of this I can then start the game that I tried to install and it will run perfectly. I never have any issues except for when I'm trying to install new software. I've also encountered this problem when installing Photoshop cs 6.
Any suggestions?

Specs:
Intel Core i7-3770k @350G
16gb RAM
OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 700 WATT PSU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (Upgraded drivers as of today - 2/17/2013)
Windows 7 Professional

Thanks in advance. If you need anymore information just say the word and I'll get it. I HIGHLY appreciate ANY suggestions that might help me!

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