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Windows 7: windows 7 freezes

03 Nov 2009   #11
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

weird sound from the hard drive ain't good news. Clicking?


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03 Nov 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If all else fails, run Spinrite.
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03 Nov 2009   #13
Omen

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I had an old vaio once (p2 366), the hdd kept clicking on it, it was ridiculously slow, but it wasn't unstable. Clicks can be due to a bracing mechanism on some drives when movement is detected.

However, most loud click-whirrs are an ominous sign. Accompanied by crashes on disk access, it spells a big prob. Get a new one if it's an old drive and you can afford to, or consider an SSD, both solutions should prove faster (the SSD by a mile if you pick indilinx/intel)
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05 Nov 2009   #14
Eclipsepb67

Windows 7
 
 

ok so after i cleaned my register it was still freezing so i decided to reinstall win 7 and it was working!! than after about a full night of using my computer with no problems i went into my windows.old folder cause i had some music in there that i wanted to put onto itunes. while the music was uploading to my itunes it stated to freeze again!! now when i start win 7 in anything other than safe mode it freezes. could it be something with the files in my windows.old folder, also would there be a problem if i deleted windows.old because its taking up an absurd amount of room in my hard drive, and whenever i open that folder windows seems to freeze
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05 Nov 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Full scan mode with Malwarebytes.
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05 Nov 2009   #16
Eclipsepb67

Windows 7
 
 

I dont think my problem has to do with malware
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05 Nov 2009   #17
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Only one way to tell, right?
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05 Nov 2009   #18
Eclipsepb67

Windows 7
 
 

true
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