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Windows 7: What's wrong with my HDD

20 Jun 2011   #71
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donovantx8 View Post
Just want to look at this another way, my original problem was fixed after I cleaned the fan let my computer cooldown, rest for a good 10/15 minutes; It would boot, but it would freeze seconds to minutes into use(after I had logged into windows) would you say that the computer was just overheated, was a very hot night, or that there was another problem causing this?
Get your computer running, download coretemp or real temp and watch your temps. That would answer that question. If the CPU gets overheated it will shutdown the computer to protect itself. But in the process can damage other components. You are the only one who can monitor your temps.


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20 Jun 2011   #72
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

I wish it were that easy. All these diagnostics require a Disk drive, and mine ain't workin' which leads me to believe its my motherboard.
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20 Jun 2011   #73
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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20 Jun 2011   #74
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Maybe I'm missing something but what's the use if my computer won't detect it?
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21 Jun 2011   #75
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Donovan, here are the issues as I understand them:
1. Your HDD is full of Trojans. Get it out of your machine and don't connect it to someone elses machine and infect them.
2. As far as I know, there is no way to definitavely test a PSU without expensive equipment. But, boot into bios. go to hardware monitor, it should show you your viltages, CPU temps, MB temps and fan speed. Your voltages should be +/- 10% of the rated values. sit there and watch them. There should be no large fluctuations in the voltages. Watch your CPU temps and MB temps. If the temps get too high, shut it down. In the video it looked like you have a Corsair H50. Watch your CPU fan speed, it should be between 1350-1450 RPMs. If it's not or you get big fluctuations, the pump is malfunctioning. All of those things are available to you right now.
3. Go to you local Walmart/computer store. But CDs a new hard drive and new CD/DVD player. Install them and install windows. If it is your motherboard, you are not wasting money. All this stuff can be used in a new machine or in this machine when you replace the MB.
4. Install windows. You have to have an OS to run many of the tests, and to download the programs and burn to CD.
5. Before you go to Walmart/computer shop. Disconect the power cord from your computer. Take the battery out. Leave it out while you are gone. Replace it when you return. When you first start up the machine after this, you will have to go straight into bios, load optimized defaults and set up bios.
Install the new HD/CD/DVD player before replacing the battery.

If you do all of this correctly and make sure everything is plugged in and connected right. Bios should detect your DVD and HD. If it does not and you cannot install windows. The only other thing is the Motherboard.

If you get windows installed, start running the tests you have been given by quite a few people. That is the only way I know of to determine exactly what the problem is.
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21 Jun 2011   #76
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Thanks for all the advice, I'm leaning towards Power Supply, but I'll spring for a motherboard too, and try them both. I won't be replacing my HDD and CD Drive as I don't believe they are faulty.

I wouldn't say my HDD is full of trojans, considering they were removed, I think the true problems lies in the original system failure due to hardware issues, I'll report back, but it will take a few days for my stuff to arrive.
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21 Jun 2011   #77
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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23 Jun 2011   #78
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Not really sure about how to go about replacing my mobo I can't find my exact model, and I don't want to drop 3 series in graphics,

Here's my model, is there anyway to get a better mobo or do you gave to stick with the same model?

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23 Jun 2011   #79
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Your processor is an AM3 socket CPU. Any MB with an AM3 socket will worlk if it will fit in your case. You current board is most likely a rebranded board from another manufacturer. Sometimes you can look closely at the board and find who made it. If you have an Acer computer the have used Foxcon motherboards often. Just make sure it fits in your case. Measure it. If it is 9.6"x9.6" it is mATX if it is 9.6"X12" it is ATX.
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23 Jun 2011   #80
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The only way to stick with the same model is buy it from Acer. A new MOBO may also cause problems activating your windows OS.
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