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Windows 7 installation freezes at “starting windows” After a recently failed Windows 7 installation during disk operations stage [closed]

I was trying to install Windows 7 on my dell inspiron n5110. Everything was going fine until i reached the stage where i had to manage my partitions within the setup. I just clicked to delete my C: ...
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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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0answers
36 views

Computer Lock ups After new Mobo and HDD

I installed a new mobo and HDD last night. Before I did it I went into system32 and did this driver reset thing which I think generalized all drivers or something, can't remember exactly. Replaced the ...
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1answer
77 views

Hard drive caches too fast?

i got a problem with my hard drives, I think ;) Well I realized that flash videos and games are stucking/freezing for a short time. When I googled that problem I found a script changing some ...
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0answers
60 views

Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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0answers
105 views

3TB Hard drive stops reading/locks up after a few minutes of use

This has been driving me a little batty lately as i dont understand enough to fix the problem. My HTPC (Windows 7Pro 32bit) currently has two USB HDD plugged in under separate ports. The 2TB is a ...
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0answers
48 views

Driver detected a controller error on disk that doens't exist

Since a week or so, sometimes when I boot Windows 8 my computers immediately locks up. I can still move the mouse cursor without problems and access some GUI elements without any delay whatsoever, but ...
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1answer
17 views

Harddrive stopping for a minute from time to time

I have a weird problem with harddrive on Windows 8.1 machine. Harddrive from time to time just stops all the operations - system does not freeze unless it needs to load some data from HDD for which ...
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2answers
104 views

Possible CHKDSK hang - safe to shutdown?

I scheduled a CHKDSK on a failing HDD and it seems to have hung in the process of "verifying free clusters" (it's been stuck at a certain cluster for hours). The disk indicator light has ceased ...
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0answers
41 views

Hard drive locks up randomly during/after lots of I/O

Almost every time I do tasks with large amounts of writing/reading the disk such as torrents or video capture with sustained 20MB/s write for several hours at a time, my HDD will randomly 'lock up'. ...
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1answer
113 views

Windows 7 video freezes, Chrome reading data from disk at four byte chunks

When I watch videos with my Chrome browser (on Windows 7 Acer laptop), sometimes the video playback freezes and audio goes into "super slow motion" stuttering/buzzing mode and then go silent. This can ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Hard drive corrupts when in use and appears as RAW after reboot

At the moment all of my steamapps folder is on a separate drive connected via a symbolic link. Last week while in game the program crashed and would not quit, even after terminating from the Task ...
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2answers
83 views

Is there any way to check the Disk I/O that happens after startup and the duration for each task?

I am trying to troubleshoot a hard freeze of my computer (Windows 7) after startup. After 3-4 seconds after the user login screen, the OS freezes: Pressing the Windows button at the keyboard doesn't ...
0
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0answers
538 views

How can I find out why Chrome is freezing my computer?

My system keeps hanging. The image shown below shows Chrome process 5660 as active while my disk utilization is peaked. During this time my computer seems to freeze. I can't open a new tab, can't use ...
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0answers
75 views

WinVista and Chrome freezing on high disk usage

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my PC. I see unresponsive apps like chrome and windows explorer. The UI is responsive but its still very annoying. THe HD utilization seems high when this ...
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0answers
144 views

USB drive unresponsive

I have a 2TB harddrive connected via USB 3.0. This drive has been working fine for a while now. Quite often, when opening an arbitrary folder on the drive, it just freezes for about half a minute. I ...
0
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0answers
90 views

Internal SATA HDD Always Hangs The Next Day On Any Write-Access

I have a 250GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD that worked fine on my Dell XPS400 running Windows XP. Now I use it as second internal HDD for my Lenovo M85 running Windows 7. The installation went smoothly ...
0
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1answer
176 views

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI with Vista

I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI laptop which has been getting slow to boot over time. Issue has occured where after a 10 minute startup into Vista, it freezes (including action bar ...
0
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1answer
96 views

HDD semi-broken? (Cant boot)

Last night my laptop froze on me, and i had to kill the power. When i tried to boot up, it showed the windows logo, and stayed there for like 20 min. until it just rebooted... I also have a Linux ...
0
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0answers
147 views

MacBook Pro freezes 1 minute after waking since I installed a 1TB secondary Hard Drive to Optical Bay ATA bus

I have a 15" MacBook Pro Early 2008 [A1260, MacBookPro4,1] (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.8.4). I decided to replace my boot drive with a SSD. This has worked with no problems for several ...
0
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1answer
137 views

WD Caviar Green freezes server before boot

I have a server with an Asus P8Z68-V motherboard, running Ubuntu Server. The system boots fine with the boot disk on SATA-0, and a 2TB Hitachi HDD on SATA-1. However, when I replace the 2TB Hitachi ...
0
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2answers
839 views

Prevent Windows 7 from reading bad disk sector and freezing

My hard drive has a couple of bad spots, and Windows pretty much stops everything to try to read that one spot it fails on. As in, the taskbar and mouse pointer actually freeze. I know it's trying to ...
0
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5answers
662 views

My computer freezes very often

My PC freezes once or twice a week leaving me no option but to restart. I have no idea what causes this. I bought it 3 months ago and use it only for gaming and internet. I scanned for viruses using ...
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0answers
100 views

Freezing, disk i/o problems iMac

I have a desktop iMac with Snow Leopard installed on it. Every few minutes, I get freezing and "kernel disk0s2: I/O Error" in my console. I did some research, and found that my hard drive (a WD I ...
0
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1answer
512 views

Freezing in normal mode (clean mode) not in safe mode. Also HDD problems

My laptop is acting very strange. If I boot up windows 7 in normal mode, I pretty much can't do anything without it hanging. For example, trying a simple task such as opening 'My Computer' or opening ...
2
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1answer
308 views

Snow Leopard 10.6.8 — Short freezes all the time

I have a Macbook white (2010) and I'm facing an annoying thing since I'd bought it. I've already re-installed the system some times, but the fact is that I got short freezes for 2-3 seconds when ...
2
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1answer
63 views

Stuck Linux - Suspected failing HD

In the last 3 days, my Ubuntu box got stuck about 10 times, By stuck I mean everything froze, and the only way to restart was from the button on the case. Today it froze about 10 times, and I have ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows explorer “not responding” with right-click in windows 8

I am finding that my Windows Explorer is "Not Responding" whenever I attempt to right-click either a drive or any folder in any directory in Windows 8. I have to restart the windows explorer process ...
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2answers
182 views

My computer freezes all the time and shows that the hard drive is spinning at 100%, what the hell is it doing? [closed]

I have a ACER travelmate laptop. I use it all the time and play games on it that I have installed. It is a fast computer but recently it keeps on freezing, getting slower, lagging, and slower frame ...
0
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1answer
436 views

Windows 8 HDD unable to boot, later unable to read from Windows7 machine as well

On a Samsung Windows 8 machine after some time I was not able to boot. Checking the BIOS shows that HDD is frozen. Them machine takes lots of time to boot. Saying this I would like some suggestions ...
1
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0answers
212 views

Asus A52F Laptop Hanigng on BIOS

The laptop first showed a problem about 'no bootable media', so I tried going into system restore. It was very slow and once I tried system restore it hung on a blank screen with the windows 7 login ...
1
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1answer
281 views

PC freezes for a few seconds with HDD light on but no CPU activity

My laptop (ASUS G73jw) sometimes gets in a state where it will repeatedly (every 10 seconds or so) "freeze" - the Task Manager CPU usage goes to zero - and then recover after a few seconds. The HDD ...
0
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2answers
273 views

3TB Seagate Barracuda causing freezing

Hi I have bought a brand new 3TB Seagate hard drive. I tried to copy data from my older hard drives to the new one, but it always stops copying selected data set after some time and the file manager ...
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3answers
6k views

Windows bug? Freeze while copying files. Parallel another copy may unfreeze

How to debug problems with simple copying files? I often have a problems when just copying many files from one disk to another. Probably the problem occurs only with ONE of hard drives, installed on ...
1
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4answers
2k views

Win7 x64 unresponsive for a minute or so. HD failing?

On a fully updated Win7 x64, every so often the system stalls for a minute or so. This has been going on for a couple months now. By stalling I mean the mouse responds and I can move windows around, ...
2
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1answer
29k views

Computer Won't Boot, gets stuck at startup repair

I'm having a problem where my HP Envy 15 will not boot up correctly. It started when my system froze, so I held the power button to turn it off. When I attempted to turn it back on, it came to a black ...
3
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4answers
596 views

Intermittent hard disk I/O errors

For the past 2 years or so (4 year old custom build) I've been getting random moments where everything stops responding (or takes a very long time to respond) followed by I/O and HDD not detected ...
1
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1answer
566 views

Machine locks up / freezes for ~30s periodically

I'm having a strange lockup issue with my girlfriend's laptop. I think the drive might be dying, but I'm not entirely sure. Obligatory spec: Win7, Core 2 Duo, 3GB DDR2, 1TB SATA HDD, latest BIOS + ...
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3answers
5k views

Windows 7 computer hangs for a few seconds very frequently; disk I/O light stays on turing freezes

Just recently, my Windows 7 computer (Thinkpad T410s) is suddenly doing a lot more disk I/O (as indicated by a light on the case) and randomly freezes for a couple seconds at a time before resuming ...
5
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3answers
1k views

Hard drive freezes on MacBook Pro

The hard disk in my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro crashes intermittently. In Activity Monitor, the disk activity flatlines and no data is written or read for a period of time, usually between 15 seconds and ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Computer freezes randomly or simply refuses to boot. How can I resolve this? [SOLVED]

For a few days my computer is having massive issues. Problems Sometimes when I push the open button, the screen remains black without receiving any signal. I know that this is not a graphics card ...
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2answers
1k views

Occasional HDD Related Hangs

I have an issue that seems to be disk related. Occasionally my system will block for 30 or so seconds and is mostly unresponsive. Those things already in memory requiring no disk access continue to ...
0
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0answers
230 views

Windows Explorer is crashing and 2-3 other programs not working; is my hard drive corrupted?

I had two anti-virus programs installed and my friend recommended that I remove one of them. I had Norton 360 and McAfee. So, I removed McAfee and my computer started behaving weirdly. I couldn't ...
0
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1answer
294 views

Errors in explorer.exe when accessing external USB HDD's and some internal partitions on Win7 x86

The whole question is in the title. Details: Main problem with a Western Digital My Passport Essentials III 320 GB. Same with 2 (3 GB) partitions on an internal 120 GB Samsung HDD. OS: Windows 7 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

MacBook Pro hard drive replacement causes massive performance drop

Yesterday I have replaced my MacBook Pro's faulty, 250GB HD with a new 750GB WD Scorpio Blue HD and then restored my data using a TimeMachine backup that I had stored on a separate WD HD. The restore ...
0
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3answers
479 views

Detecting/diagnosing drive “pauses”. Any good tools out there?

Tonight, while working away on my PC, it started temporarily freezing. First, I'd hear a louder-than-usual click from the hard drive bay. Then, nothing would seem out of the ordinary until I actually ...
0
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0answers
571 views

Why is my hard disk making Windows 7 freeze?

I have a 2TB HDD formatted with 2 partitions, 1TB each. One partition is for storage the other one is used for Windows 7 backup. The HDD is a Seagate Barracuda, originally it was an external USB hard ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Win 7 Hangs on welcome screen - in safe mode as well

So, I went to my friends house today with my laptop (running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) and it was working fine, but now when I've gone to log on at my house - it just hangs on the welcome screen ...
2
votes
1answer
532 views

Possible HDD error. Explorer seem to pause/stop/lock and dir using cmd seem to pause/stop/lock cmd

Reference: When I use the words pause, lock or stop I refer to a stage where a process seems to be in a never-ending-loop with no timeout. I have built a brand new pc, except for the hard drives. The ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Hard Disk Not Being Recognized: “Reboot and Select proper Boot device”

I built my computer about 3 months ago. It has a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB HDD (model ST31000524AS) on an AsRock 970 Extreme Mobo. My HDD was split into 3 partitions, a partition for windows 7 ...