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Within the past month I've noticed that my computer periodically hangs. The main problem I'm having is that when watching a video, either in Media Player 10, Winamp, Core, etc., the video and audio will stutter every 60 seconds, almost exact. The worst part is, I fixed this once after searching for the answer all over the place, but had another unrelated problem that caused me to perform a system restore, after which the problem was back. I can't remember what I had to do to fix it. The weird part is that if I watch task manager for CPU usage, instead of the system getting too "busy", it actually goes idle - System Idle Process goes to 99% for about 2 seconds, then the system gets back to work. I think maybe I had to change a registry value, or update some drivers, but I really can't recall. If anyone has input it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: After reading another post on here for help, I tried looking in event viewer for possible errors. Under system I have red X's every 1:05-1:06, with the error: "The device, \Device\Harddisk1\D, has a bad block."

Now that I know what's wrong, how do I fix this?

Edited by dr_pepper, 22 April 2005 - 06:25 PM.

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Run a chkdsk on every volume you have on your computer

Start > run
at the prompt type
chkdsk c: /r
say yes to schedule a defrag at next boot, then reboot

after boot,
start > run
at the prompt type
chkdsk d: /r
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