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IMAC running dual boot windows 7 windows keeps crashing

I don't use the apple side much anymore
I use windows 7 with latest updates
my pc crashes several times a day using different softwares, like IE or outlook or word or just notepad - nothing consistent.
I have done virus checks, malware checks, etc.

Now not only does it crash it slows down a lot and takes forever to boot.

any ideas?
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bkreynolds48
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noxchoCommented:
Have you tested the RAM?
Have you tested the HDD?
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nappy_dCommented:
Are you running Windows using Parallels or VMWare fusion?
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bkreynolds48Author Commented:
not using parallels or VMware

not sure how to test ram or hdd
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noxchoCommented:
In Windows 7 boot CD you have an option - Repair your PC. It allows testing the RAM. There is such option.
As for the HDD test, which model of HDD are you using? WD? Samsung? Find it out and go to the website of HDD manufacturer. They have there free tools to check the HDD health.
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bkreynolds48Author Commented:
I don't have a windows 7 boo cd
I have run chkdsk twice and a memory check - found no issues
my pc is so slow now I am using an old laptop

any other ideas?
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noxchoCommented:
But you can create a CD using Windows Backup & Recovery interface. There is an option - Create Repair CD. Make it and use it.
What HDD are you using?
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bkreynolds48Author Commented:
I am accepting your answer because my pc is on it's way out - have a new one on order.
I tested the memory and the hard drive and found not issues - it just freezes and shuts down for no apparent reason

thanks for trying to help
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