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Windows 7: Screen locks up and screech sound from speaker.

30 May 2012   #1
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 
Screen locks up and screech sound from speaker.

Hello. I recently having this problem with my computer. It randomly locks up, mostly few minutes after it boots up and a loud screech sound comes from the speakers. I thought it was something wrong with something i installed so i deleted the old partition and trying to install a new window 7 but it locks up during installation on the "installing features". Now I am stuck where i can not even boot up my computer. I am thinking there is something wrong with my RAM or hard drive. What should i do?


My computer set up is

Mother Board : ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphic Cards :XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Newegg.com - XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power Supply : OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply
Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX

RAM : CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9DHX

DVD Burner - Lite-on DVD BURNER with lights scribe.

Hard Drive - 1 TB . Seagate hard drive.


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30 May 2012   #2
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I recommend you starting with a memory diagnostics.
Luckuly for us we have a nice member already made a nice guide on how to test RAM.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
I suggest method 1 and 2 whichever is more convinient for you.

The memory should be tested a minumum of 2 hours and a total of 12 hours or more recommended.
If you do get memory erros continue into part 3 of the guide.

Lets do 1 step at a time
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30 May 2012   #3
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

I just ran SeaTool in the ultimate boot cd, and it loaded until 21 percent and the screen locked up. Now running memtest86+. Does this mean that the harddrive is broken?
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30 May 2012   #4
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

I have tested memTest86 for over an hour and 30 minutes. It passed test 1, still going. I think there is something wrong with my hard drive. Bad sectors maybe? Is there any software to fix these bad sectors so i would not have to replace it.
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31 May 2012   #5
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Bad blocks on your HDD can not be fix. I have heard of ways to workaround it but, i would suggest just sending your HDD back if still under warranty or buy a new one.

Otherwise Low Level Format is your only option, more information here How Do I Low-Level Format a SATA or ATA (IDE) Hard Drive?

Before actually starting the process please ask away, do not take this assignment lightly. Any and all data that was originally on your HDD will be unrecoverable afterwards.
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31 May 2012   #6
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I will try the low level.
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31 May 2012   #7
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

I am not sure what i should do. I installed window 7 but once i start doing something heavy or install some program. it either freeze or automatic reboots.
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01 Jun 2012   #8
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

Bump
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01 Jun 2012   #9
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

It pass the memory test? Yes or No?
It failed the seagate HDD diagnostics? Yes or No?

What do you mean by heavy program?
Will the computer stay on just fine if left on for a period of time?

Now that your computer actually loads and boots up fine, do you still get blue screen of death?
if so please follow this procedure
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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01 Jun 2012   #10
aznzforc3

Window 7 64 bit
 
 

I stopped it once it got to test 3 on memtest86. I shall run it again overnight.
For seatool, first time i ran it, it just locked up my computer. Then i did it again and it say i have passed long and short test.

Right now I have window 7 fully installed on the hard drive right now. I tried playing some 2D games and it was fine for an hour or so. Right when i thought my computer was fixed, it just automatically restarted when i was trying to install some program. I have left my computer on over night last night running SeaTool and it did not lock up. SeaTool was still running on my computer when i woke up this morning.


I have checked over the internet trying to figure out what can cause a computer to lock up/restart. It said its either its CMO battery, powersupply unit, ram, or hard drive. I was thinking it might be hard drive but i need confirmation.
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