Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

04 Jul 2013   #1
Insanitic

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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Jul 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 



Attached Thumbnails
-ww.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #3
Insanitic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Is seagate's RMA warranty lifetime?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jul 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I don't expect so Insanitic but you could ask.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #6
Layback Bear

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #7
Insanitic

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #8
Layback Bear

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #9
Insanitic

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Random stuttering of whole system from time to time




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"The system time is different from your local standard time
"The system time is different from your local standard time How do I fix this
General Discussion
System Hang (mostly gaming, also 1 time using Chrome), 1 time BSOD
Hi everyone, recently I switched from my mini-itx board P8Z77-I to my old Z77A-GD65, since then I'm having stability issues. My 2500k was stable at 1,32v, cooled by an H100i, my GPU is at @1200/1500, also tested and stable (7870xt), but now randomly the system hangs, with no bsod, mostly while...
BSOD Help and Support
Time zone random resets from GMT to Pacfic time
Once in a while I find that the time zone moves from GMT to Pacific Time. Has anyone any idea what would cause this, new CMOS battery fitted, which ever time zone shows the time is correct for that zone. Checked the BIOS and that also changes. I dual boot two Win 7 installations Thanks in...
General Discussion
System Time not kept correctly after having manually changed BIOS time
Dear all, I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help. Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time...
Performance & Maintenance
Random BSOD , from time to time , during normal daily activity!
Hello. I have been experiencing bluee screens of death in the last 9 months. Sometime , at 3-4 days it just happens , randomly. I hope you guys can help me. System specs : Intel Quad Core 2.5 GHZ 8 GB RAM ATi RADEON 5850 HD
BSOD Help and Support
M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound hanging/stuttering from time to time
hey guys, i just bought a new M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard to enjoy great sound in a foobar2000 + flac combination. i've successfully installed the Vista 32bit drivers in compatibility mode and everything worked fine until then. after starting to listen to music, i've experienced that...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App