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Windows 7: Scans and Defrag Freeze computer!

15 Dec 2009   #1
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Scans and Defrag Freeze computer!

Whenever I try to do a scan either with McAfee or Windows Defender.. And even disk defrag. it freezes the computer

I hear a noise which i think is from the hard drive.. it sound like.. Tick, tick, tick, tick.

And when it does that I am not able to open any programs and the scan stops. But i am able to move the mouse and open the start menu.

Any Ideas??
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15 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi AceGuy78,

I guess the tick sound from Hard drive is not a good sign maybe over heat or starting to have some internal part faliure. Most of the disk manufacturers have free diagnostic tools at their websites
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15 Dec 2009   #3
madtownidiot

 

sounds like your hdd is about to fail. a good way to check is to download Smart monitoring tool, which can check your HDD for errors here: Download S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools from SourceForge.net and follow the instructions in the readme. and if you want to post the results someone here can probably tell you what they mean, but one of the things you should look for are bad or reallocated sectors.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try Seagate Seatools:

| Seagate
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15 Dec 2009   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Before taking the time to diagnose the HD, I would be making a backup image (if possible), especially if you have any important data on the drive.
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