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Windows 7: Random stuttering of whole system from time to time

04 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Random stuttering of whole system from time to time

Hey guys, I have this problem where from time to time, my whole comp stutters, from the cursor, to the audio. I assume its because of the HDD because of two things:
1. My HDD light in my desktop stays constantly on for a second and this is when it operates fine. Then right after, it turns off for a split second and this corresponding second causes the whole comp to stop/ stutter. It will then start again. This cycle happens for sometimes 10 minutes or more, making the comp unsuable.
2. After one of these events happened, I looked at event viewer and saw in the problems this: "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C: source: volsnap".
I assume I have bad sectors and volume shadow copy is amplifying the problem, but even after I scanned the HDD with the built in chckdisk, the problem still happens from time to time. Anyone have any ideas? I have a seagate 750 gb 7200 rpm drive.

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05 Jul 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 



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05 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Is seagate's RMA warranty lifetime?
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05 Jul 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

I don't expect so Insanitic but you could ask.
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05 Jul 2013   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Seagate's warranty is 2, 3 or 5 years depending on which model and when you bought it. They in the past couple of years dropped 5 year warranty on consumer drives, i.e. Barracuda.

They have a page you can check warranty status of a drive.
Warranty Validation
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05 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I recommend at this time is do a backup of everything you want to save.
Do this before any testing. If a hard drive is shaking a computer the speculation is over. It is dying. The hard drive might go kaput while testing.
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05 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

its not shaking the computer if you mean vibrating really hard, but it makes the computer stutter whenever windows tries to do a volume shadow copy. Is it really the harddrive? or maybe the motherboard, just to make sure
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05 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It still sounds like a hard drive to me. I would still do a backup and then do what ever testing is necessary.
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05 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It still sounds like a hard drive to me. I would still do a backup and then do what ever testing is necessary.
As a backup, is it fine, despite the bad sectors, to clone/image the hard drive in question to another drive?
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05 Jul 2013   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Mate I would be a) trying a new cable b) checking the board at the SATA connection c) do as Layback says and just replace it.
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