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Windows 7: What the heck is going on?


13 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
What the heck is going on?

My computer has been acting really funny lately. For starters when ever I move/make a new folder I ether have to wait 10 seconds for it to show that I did it or I have to press F5. This happens after updating to Dell A10 (I think) BIOS version.
My hard drive also makes a lot of funny noises (so im suspecting hard drive failure).
My screens also will randomly turn green and i will have to restart. When booting up from sleep mode, my screens will sometimes not turn on and I will have to force shut down - that results in a BSOD and then I reboot again and I can finally get on my desktop. Any ideas on what I could have?

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13 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Those funny noises makes me suspect hard drive.
Back up your stuff, now
Then take a hard drive test and find out the results.

Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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13 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

Hi,

The first thing I can suggest is to reset your folders.

Open Explorer, click 'Organize' -> 'Folder and Search Options' then click the 'View' tab.

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Next, try accessing the BIOS then choosing to set the 'Defaut' settings. Then, try updating your GFX drivers to the latest version.

Finally, it sounds like your HDD is on it's last legs


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14 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just scanned my hard drive with dskchk and it found 100's of errors and corruptions.

@Orbital Shark I cant reset the folders, and I have yet to go into the bios.
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14 Nov 2010   #5

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Back up your stuff now and worry about the problem later.
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15 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet View Post
This happens after updating to Dell A10 (I think) BIOS version.
You seem to have answered your own question, here. Have you tried reverting back to a point before the update?
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15 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You can revert to an older BIOS?
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15 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Easy turn of PC remove Bios battery for 30 seconds lots of newer motherboards have an option to clear the bios by moving a jumper.
How can I reset CMOS / BIOS settings?
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17 Nov 2010   #9

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
Easy turn of PC remove Bios battery for 30 seconds lots of newer motherboards have an option to clear the bios by moving a jumper.
How can I reset CMOS / BIOS settings?
That would reset the last installed BIOS to its default values. I think he would have to flash the bios using an older downloaded version.
However I doubt if the BIOS is at fault. Even a thrashing drive should not be that loud. Hard Drive noise is always a bad sign. Rich46 is giving good advice. BACKUP NOW.
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