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Mr.Chow

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Lately I have been having freezing problems on my computer. I ran chkdsk on my computer and found that their was errors on my HD. So now that i have found out why my computer is pooping out on me i need to fix the problem.

1) Doesn't windows have a default program to repair the HD ?

2) Is there a freeware product that will repair the HD ?



Thanx for your time.

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Hi Mr.Chow Try this Check for Dirty Drive
To check for a Dirty Bit, first. Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and
click "Ok". At the command prompt, type fsutil dirty query c:
then hit enter
(This queries the drive and will tell you if it is dirty).
if it say yes do this
Start, my computer, open, click on Local Disk (C:) ,
Right click, click on properties, click on tools, and pick this
Option will check the volume for errors, click check now,

Now put a check in the boxes (automatically fix file
System errors and scan for and attempt recovery of
Bad sectors,
hit Start and a note will come up and saying
that it can’t do a scan because there are system files in
use but can do a check disk on next boot up, tell it ok.
This will take about an hour or so!
Make sure you let it run till it’s done!
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well i ran what you said i should and it came up saying that my c: and f: were NOT dirty.

Last night i ran the chkdsk volume error and correctiuon on my hard drive. It took nearly two hours to complete. The chkdsk would run then get to a certain place and then just pause. I figured that maybe the HD is just repairing itself but i guess not.

I have come to belive that maybe it isn't a HD issue. I'm not sure now. I ran the program and I'm getting the same problem.

Problem -

When i start the computer it makes it to the desktop now after running chkdsk error checking. What will happen now though is that usually when i will multitask on the computer it will all of a sudden at random, the mouse will become slow ... skip on the screen ... soon i loose any control of the computer and it freezes.

Would this be system memory ?

Could this still be a HD issue ?
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how much ram do you have?
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i have 1 stick of pc-3200 512mb
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Hi, The more the ram the better. Here is some things to try.
First allways back up important files.
ccleaner is a nice program that will help you clean up
its freeware you can find it at ccleaner.com also you
can try, Clean out perefetch files
Start, run, type in, prefetch, hit enter, hit ctrl alt a, and
Delete all, (it will ask you if you are sure you want to delete
All items, tell it yes)

Click start, all programs, accessories, system tools,
disk cleanup, tick what you what to clean

Click start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disk defragmenter
when it comes up it will tell you if you need to defrag, if you do it will take
a while to run. I do this every two or three weeks.
I hope this is a help to you.
I hope this helps you. Dwight
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