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Windows 7: Random 30sec-3min Hanging/Locking up

21 Dec 2009   #11
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

chev65 and richc46

Bingo!
The HDD is definitely the source of this problem.
I started the chkdsk sequence and it ran smoothly until some place in part 4/5 then it almost stopped only processing 100 bytes every 5sec.
It has been going on like that the last 4hours and is now in part5/5 of the "Check free space something" with 17% overall done. By then i decided to stop it cos it would take days for it to finish.

So now the problem has been identified, does anyone know if this can be solved by reinstalling the OS or is the HDD ****ed ?


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21 Dec 2009   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There are a couple of issues with HD drivers in W7. First is the default shipping drivers do not work well on some machines. If you have an intel drive controller, there are updated "Matrix storage drivers" on intels website that fixes this problem for some people.

Second, if you have an SSD you can try turning off native command queuing. It's an option on the settings tab for ytour SATA channel "hardware device" so in the hardware manager, go to the SATA channel that has your SSD on it and uncheck the Native Command Queing check box.

If you do not have an SSD, this is an easy thing to try anyway to see if it goes away. You can always turn it back on later. (It is suppoed to add efficiency in throughput when multiple programs want data from the HD at the same time but it ads a bit of complexity and at least on SSDs it can cause the entire system to stall.)
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21 Dec 2009   #13
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
There are a couple of issues with HD drivers in W7. First is the default shipping drivers do not work well on some machines. If you have an intel drive controller, there are updated "Matrix storage drivers" on intels website that fixes this problem for some people.

Second, if you have an SSD you can try turning off native command queuing. It's an option on the settings tab for ytour SATA channel "hardware device" so in the hardware manager, go to the SATA channel that has your SSD on it and uncheck the Native Command Queing check box.

If you do not have an SSD, this is an easy thing to try anyway to see if it goes away. You can always turn it back on later. (It is suppoed to add efficiency in throughput when multiple programs want data from the HD at the same time but it ads a bit of complexity and at least on SSDs it can cause the entire system to stall.)
Ok im gonna find out what disk controller i have.
But another thing that should be mentioned is that ive had this OS working for 2-3 month before this issue came up.
So i dont understand if it should be the drivers ? it has been the same all the time.
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21 Dec 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Pollux

What I was trying to convey is that if we can get you into task manager(just before or during) we can generate a dmp file just as if it had crashed.. that would give us definitive data as to the cause.

Ken J+
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21 Dec 2009   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
Ok im gonna find out what disk controller i have.
But another thing that should be mentioned is that ive had this OS working for 2-3 month before this issue came up.
So i dont understand if it should be the drivers ? it has been the same all the time.
Ah ok. Yeah my tips would generally be for cases where this was happening pretty much since install... With the SSD it would prevent W7 from booting one out of every 5 times, not that subtle

Still newer drivers may help.
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18 Jan 2010   #16
xGSTQ

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I just registered because im having this exact same problem... randomly freezing

Using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition

I was reading though all the posts and I to have a Solid State Hard drive, 60GB its about 50% full ATM

My computer randomly freezes anything from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, I wouldn't say a lot its rather irregular but annoying ! It mainly does it when I boot or if I have a few programs open (Photoshop/Flash/Bride/Firefox) it will do it.
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18 Jan 2010   #17
Tokiopop

OSX and Windows 7
 
 

I've got a similar problem, but it happens, every say, 10 seconds?
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18 Jan 2010   #18
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Let us know if turning off NCQ for the SATA bus that your SSD is attached to works out
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18 Jan 2010   #19
xGSTQ

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
uncheck the Native Command Queing check box
I cant find this from my device manager...

im reading up now, and apparently its not that easy to get to in Windows 7, lol im not that great with computers though so im probably wrong !
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18 Jan 2010   #20
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm not at my 7 box but it's a configuration option on the individual sata port. So find the sata controllers in the hardware manager, then there should be 2 sata ports per controller and then on the sata port properties there should be the check box. Uncheck it only for the one port your SSD is connected too, rotating drives still need it for best performance (It's why it was invented).
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