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Windows 7: My Computer Freezes randomly while hdd Light turns solid red.

19 Oct 2016   #21
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 
I have this problem after adding 2nd hard disk

I removed the DVD drive from my laptop and then moved the local disk to a caddy in its place. The original hard disk was replaced with an SSD.

I set it all up and it works fine for 99% of the time. I have created hard junctions to keep certain parts of the user data (photos, email files, desktop, my docs etc) on the larger old hard disk, keeping AppData in the usual location.

I am thinking that there is a hardware conflict, but I thought I'd mention the junctions in case someone thinks this could be somehow causing it.

How can I track down this problem? I try looking in the events after it happens but most of the time nothing is listed, sometimes it says things like..

The scan of C:\Users\Ash\AppData\Local\3Dconnexion\3DxWare\3DxServiceState.xml has taken too long to complete and is being canceled. Scan engine version used is 5800.7501 DAT version 8322.0000.

From the virus scanner. Each time it seems that it is random and not always the virus scanner.


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20 Oct 2016   #22
Nicolredmay

win 7 32 bit
 
 

check your voltage and temperatures in the bios and post them
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20 Oct 2016   #23
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 

Temps attached. The problem occurs pretty randomly. It seems not to make any difference how hard the computer is working. Often it occurs when lots of web pages are loaded, I am thinking that the web cacheing is having something to do with it. But it can happen even with no web pages up.


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24 Oct 2016   #24
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 

Yes, I believe it is related to web cache because it seems to have the problem shortly after browsing. Any suggestions anybody?
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25 Oct 2016   #25
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 

It happened again.. roughly twice thoughout the working day, sometimes more.

The scan of C:\Windows\SysWOW64\werfault.exe has taken too long to complete and is being canceled. Scan engine version used is 5800.7501 DAT version 8327.0000.

You think it could be the Antivirus causing it?
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25 Oct 2016   #26
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Why don't you use CClener CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download to clean your disk?
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25 Oct 2016   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just jumping in here, how old is your drive/ssd ????

Have you checked it`s health ?
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25 Oct 2016   #28
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 

Hi Megahertz, I already had CCleaner, I just ran it, time will tell if it makes a difference..

AddRAM, the problem started I think as soon as I installed the SSD... It's new.
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25 Oct 2016   #29
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

You're talking about a desktop, not a laptop or alike, aren't you?
Ash, can you explain what you did you do to add the SSD? You did a clean install or cloned the HDD to the SSD?
Please take a snapshot with sniping tool of Explorer with the left panel showing the two drives and sub folders.
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25 Oct 2016   #30
ashgaunt

win7 pro 64
 
 

Hi, it's a laptop. The new ssd was smaller than my data on the old hard disk so first I backed up and deleted all my photos, music, work files (which lived in sub-folders on the desktop) and then cloned the disc using disc cloning software.
Then I removed the blueray player and put the old HD back in place of it in a caddy.
The old HD is just used for certain user data like my docs, my photos, desktop etc. I made junctions for all those. I did make some junctions also for install file locations etc too as they take up bags of space. It all works fine except this intermittent locking up for about 1-2 mins each time. I'll do a snapshot of what is on d: (old HD) soon.
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