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PC Freeze Problem


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Hi guys

You experts have managed to solve my previous issues brilliantly so hoping you can do the same with my latest issue.

I've nearly had my unit 2 years which is a good life span for me. Over the last few days when left overnight the pc seems to just freeze on the windows screen, the clock is the big show that it's frozen. I've system restored to a time it was ok and looked at the obvious fixes but it is now freezing when I am using it normally not just when left idle.

If anyone has any ideas for common solutions on solving pc freezes that would be great.

Thanks for looking
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Clean the inside of the machine and re-seat your hardware.

Unplug the tower open up the side.Get can of compressed air and blow out the machine and reseat the ram modules video card etc,see video Plug it back in and see how it goes.WHILE YOU HAVE THE RAM AND VIDEO CARD OUT BLOW OUT THE SLOTS THAT THEY PLUG INTO.ALSO BLOW OUT THE HEAT SINK.SEE VIDEO


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Great thanks for that, I'll try a full clean out when I have got some air tomorrow and see what effect that has.
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Hi rockmilk

I have just reseated all te main components and cleaned with an air can. Plugged the pc in and now after 5 mins or so it freezes up again.

I can tell when it's going to do it because it starts to take longer to load an Internet page for example before the curser freezes and u need to restart.

I'm going to find it hard to run any analysis software on it if its freezing so soon so not sure how to go about fixing this to be honest.

Thanks
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How does the machine perform in safmode??
http://kb.eset.com/e...68&locale=en_US
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It won't load up in safe mode. Occasionally the pc seems to not be able to boot up windows but one restart and it normally loads straight away. However in safe mode it does not seem to want to load at all
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Can you run a test on the harddrive and post the results if safemode is not loading well then perhaps your Hdd is on the way out.
http://pcsupport.abo...p/tophddiag.htm
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Well, I ran the disk check and it must have been going for over 2 hours, said it found 3 faults and fixed them but it did crash before the check finished. I restarted the pc and touch would its been fine since, no more freezing!

Thanks so much for your help mate, I thought it looked like this one was a gonna but you boys have saved me once again :-)
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I would suggest that you run a checkdisk again.

With this command.

chkdsk /r


download ListChkdskResult by SleepyDude
https://dl.dropboxus...hkdskResult.exe
execute the file and accept all the windows prompts to authorize the program to run
Notepad will open with a report showing the chkdsk result
copy & paste the log to your reply
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Check your registry file, registry file can also cause your computer to freeze or lock-up.
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Hi Guys

It froze again over night so ran disk check again and seems to have completed.

Let me know if anything obvious stands out.

Thanks a lot

ListChkdskResult by SleepyDude v0.1.7 Beta | 21-09-2013

------< Log generate on 25/09/2013 18:50:32 >------
Category: 0
Computer Name: ZETA-T-PC
Event Code: 1001
Record Number: 22058
Source Name: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Time Written: 09-25-2013 @ 12:55:07
Event Type: Information
User:
Message:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
283392 file records processed.

File verification completed.
1179 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

0 EA records processed.

76 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
356094 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
283392 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 46 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 46 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 46 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
36352 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36735728 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
283376 files processed.

File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
345090585 free clusters processed.

Free space verification is complete.
Adding 4 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

1953279999 KB total disk space.
572313972 KB in 206088 files.
156492 KB in 36353 indexes.
16 KB in bad sectors.
447191 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
1380362328 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
488319999 total allocation units on disk.
345090582 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 53 04 00 15 b3 03 00 ef 93 06 00 00 00 00 00 .S..............
3c b2 00 00 4c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 <...L...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
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Please re-run chkdsk /r and post the result from the new checkdisk
I want to see if it finds more errors.
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start a defrag on your computer, give it a overroll check. some times virus can cause such an annoyance. Still coult not resolve it, google the online expert support would find out a bunch of solutions.Good luck,mate.
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Above post clever spammer.... :headscratch:
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