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Windows 7: Can not do "Rate this System" in the WIE and computer plays up.


16 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can not do "Rate this System" in the WIE and computer plays up.

This is my first post so please tell me if I need to provide any extra information.Also, I'm not great with comptuers so please use "N00B" Friendly language and clear instructions =)

As the title says i can't complete the System Rating that comes with Windows 7 (I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1), I get to the part of the Windows Experience Index Rate this System where it says "Assesment Complete" Then it comes up with a Windows Error message, which never manages to load before the system freezes - the mouse is still responsive however Ctrl+Alt+Del takes about 5 minutes to respond and when it does the screen goes black and comes up with a message giving me the option to click ok, and when i click ok it takes me back to the frozen system. Also sometimes when i am downloading and installing things, mainly installing i have the same problem as above (the freezing and irresponsive Ctrl+Alt+Del. Through some research things seem to point towards a Hard Disk fault so I am going to provide some information with things i have previously done with the Hard Drive.

This Hard Drive is new, When i was first installing Windows 7. Windows couldn't Identify any Drive to Install Windows onto so I researched it and was told to do this - Which fixed it.
-run diskpart command from a prompt.
-Then each of these commands, followed by the enter key after each one.
-list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)
-select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)
-clean (this deletes all partitions)
-create partition primary size=80000 (creates a partition with 80 GB space; to use the entire disk as one partition, omit the “size=value” parameter switch; use a similar command to create more partitions if needed or create in Windows 7 after installation)
-select partition 1
-active
-format fs=ntfs quick
-exit

Please Help I am also currently running a "dskchk /f /r" which is on Stage 5 of 5 24 Percent Complete (15715454 of 102998942 free clusters processed) and at the rate of 1000 Clusters every 6 seconds I've calculated it will take about 6 days to complete, should I Stop it? It's also making a weird buzzing sound while It's doing this.

System Specification.
OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU:AMD Bulldozer FX-4100
Motherboard:Gigabyte's GA-78LMT-S2P Rev 5.0
Memory:8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM
Graphics Card(s):ATI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Monitor(s)
Displays:22 inch TV =) Hard Drives:Seagate
SATA II 3.5 inch 500GBPSU:450W

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16 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ment WEI in the title, how do i edit the title?
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16 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

how fast does normal chkdsk take without the /r and is that error free?

hdd/ssd issues can cause the OS to appear frozen (as I found out yesterday on my ssd) and a unpartitioned hdd should still show as available in the windows installer so thats a warning flag as well.

is pointing to your hdd or hdd related issue such as maybe your hdd controller, graphics card is possible culprit. I dont think its ram or cpu.

also try to pinpoint where the buzzing noise is coming from, moving your ear around close to the pc with an open case.
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17 Aug 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

aarondek,

The noise bothers me.

Put SeaGate Tools for DOS on a CD.

run the SeaGate Tools extended test.

Seagate for DOS tutorial
Seagate Low Level Format Zero Fill Write Zeros
Seagate Sea Tools Disk Diagnostic Tool
Seagate SeaTools for DOS download
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17 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Should i first wait for this dskchk to finish, its still only on 33%, if is there a special way of ending it because i've read that turning the computer of during chkdsk can damage it.. And the noise appears to be coming from the Hdd.

Cheers
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17 Aug 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Patience. On a large disk, a chkdskk can take a long time.
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17 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its only 500gb :S
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17 Aug 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What I would do if the disk was mine:
  1. Abort the program. How is your call.
  2. Test with the Seagate Tools for Dos CD that I'd made.
Notice: I am NOT telling you to do this. I accept no responsibility for any of your disk problems.
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17 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Think i'll leave it for 4 more days =) rather avoid problems, if this dskchk doesnt work i will do what you said, that way i avoid any damage the the hard drive by interrupting it or whatever it's called.
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20 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
aarondek,

The noise bothers me.

Put SeaGate Tools for DOS on a CD.

run the SeaGate Tools extended test.

Seagate for DOS tutorial
Seagate Low Level Format Zero Fill Write Zeros
Seagate Sea Tools Disk Diagnostic Tool
Seagate SeaTools for DOS download
So i put the disk in and do the test, then what?
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