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Windows 7: PC freezes - HDD light constantly on

23 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
PC freezes - HDD light constantly on

I've noticed that at random times my PC freezes and becomes unresponsive (the mouse moves though). The HDD light stays on and this all lasts for around 20 seconds sometimes longer.

I have Windows 7 Pro and disabled indexing and superfetch. I opened system monitor and when the freezing happens I dont see any changes in there. The hard drive is about 3 years old, could it be dying? My hard drive has only got 8MB cache could that be the culprit?

Here's the results of Crystalreports: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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23 Feb 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elrasho View Post
I've noticed that at random times my PC freezes and becomes unresponsive (the mouse moves though). The HDD light stays on and this all lasts for around 20 seconds sometimes longer.

I have Windows 7 Pro and disabled indexing and superfetch. I opened system monitor and when the freezing happens I dont see any changes in there. The hard drive is about 3 years old, could it be dying? My hard drive has only got 8MB cache could that be the culprit?

Here's the results of Crystalreports: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Probably not the HD but a check disk would tell you. I suspect it is just writing to disk. I am unsure as to what apps you have installed or how you use them but 4 gigs of ram on win 7 64 bit isnt a ton and if you have HD apps like photoshop, or video editing apps writing may be it.

8Mb cache? cpou, HD, other???
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have a ran a checkdisk which came back clear. It doesn't matter if I have just Firefox open browsing the Internet, or multiple applications open at the same time the freezing happens at random times. The 8MB cache refers to the cache on the hard drive.

Not sure what could be causing this? I've had the same installation of Windows for over a year now, does it need formatting and re-installing?
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