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Windows 7: Windows 7 Problems, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

07 Oct 2010   #11
kyleneedshelp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I know, and I AM trying to answer all these! I am not very computer illiterate at all! So sorry "/


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07 Oct 2010   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyleneedshelp View Post
I know, and I AM trying to answer all these! I am not very computer illiterate at all! So sorry "/
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dont worry about it we will help but posting it in another section isnt going to make it any quicker it is just going to make the people trying to help harder to find you.
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07 Oct 2010   #13
kyleneedshelp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

alright, well please help.... ): I need my computer for school.
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07 Oct 2010   #14
kyleneedshelp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

and I dont have the money to buy a new hard drive or anything... I just dont see how the HD could be bad.
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07 Oct 2010   #15
kyleneedshelp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

LiquidSnak, how did YOU fix the issue?
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07 Oct 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I forked over the cash and got a new hard drive, clean install, then since have been dealing with minor issues cropping up, such as GT220 graphics card support, sleep settings, etc...

Newegg.com - Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUDT 320GB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal AV Hard Drive -

A new drive is not very expensive these days, comparatively. I remember having to fork over like $200 bucks in 2000 for a good hard drive.

Hard drives can go bad for many reasons. Heat, shock, general wear, faulty this, out of specifications that... It sucks when it happens, but it's even more likely in a laptop, in my experiences.
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07 Oct 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I had this exact issue a few months ago, slow, lag, freeze, crash. Turned out to be a bad drive. Have you tried a different HDD?
That is what I suggested.
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07 Oct 2010   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I forked over the cash and got a new hard drive, clean install, then since have been dealing with minor issues cropping up, such as GT220 graphics card support, sleep settings, etc...

Newegg.com - Western Digital AV-25 WD3200BUDT 320GB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal AV Hard Drive -

A new drive is not very expensive these days, comparatively. I remember having to fork over like $200 bucks in 2000 for a good hard drive.

Hard drives can go bad for many reasons. Heat, shock, general wear, faulty this, out of specifications that... It sucks when it happens, but it's even more likely in a laptop, in my experiences.
Respectfully that is a slow drive for the money at 5400 RPM I would spend the extra and go with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136280

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148446
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08 Oct 2010   #19
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I will advise against Seagate based upon my personal experiences with the company. I've had too many drives fail, and they have been... less than friendly...

However, upgrading from a 5400 RPM drive, like the one you have, to a 7200 RPM drive, you will see a drop in battery life, as well as the drive I linked you to has 4x the cache of the one you already have.
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08 Oct 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Let's run some tests with freeware to see if your hardware is good: type "dev" in Start Searh box, open Device Manager, look at Disk Drives, google the long serial string. This will tell you what HD make you have. Then find the HD maker on this list and download the HD diagnostics to burn to CD: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Double click on the ISO file and Windows Image Burner will burn it to CD. Now reboot computer and run the full diagnostics scan. Copy down what it reports and post back.

Next download and burn to CD the same way memtest86, run test for 5-6 passes or overnight. Post back what it reports. Memtest86 - Download Page

Check for infection now by downloading and installing Malwarebytes, update and run Full Scan: http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Then install MS Security Essentials which is the best free AV: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Go back to the Event Viewer>Admin View and google the repeat Critical and Errors. Google some of the text and ID# to find out how others have solved the errors. This is how you learn about your computer and troubleshoot its problems. When you see a pattern of repeat errors, post back their text and ID# here too and we can help you easier since you'll already know more about them.

Next go Start>rightclick Computer>Properties, click on WEI score link, at top of Advanced Tools page look for cued issues to resolve. Then google repeat errors in Performance log and Generate a System Health Report. Look for problems it reports.

Type "Prob" in start Search box, View solutions to problems found that have been already sent to MS which you may not know about. These are sometimes also cued in the Action center with the flag in the bottom right system tray.

Next run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

There is no reason to reinstall again. You should run a Repair Install instead, unless you haven't tried wiping your HD yet. if not, then you can consider one last reinstall to overwrite any possibly infected or bad code using this method first: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Don't become discouraged, this may be one of the best learning experiences you have in life and you will end up knowing so much more about your computer you'll be able to help others.
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