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Computer freezing when copying files

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Beyblade65, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. Beyblade65

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    Now I know what your thinking: its probably the hard drive.:(
    When the HD is running full out (i.e copying files or playing games) the computer randomly freezes. I mean, in the middle of a transfer that lasts longer than a few seconds there is a chance of the computer completely freezing on me.(no BSOD either...) I was lucky and managed to copy all my important pics and documents, but all my games and 2 years worth of bookmarks were lost.
    First off, I tried copying the files from the supposed 'faulty' hard drive onto my secondary drives. Since the transfers were freezing halfway on Win 7, I went on to my Ubuntu installation on the same harddrive to try and copy my files only to find the computer freezing again. So having eliminated the Windows installlation stability, I determined it must be my HDD, and decided to run a spin write level four check only to have it run to a critical error about 2 days through the scan. (I think I have the error message codes if anyone can make sense out of them...)By this time Windows 7 was completely not booting, and was freezing on the windows logo loading screen.
    So I decided to sacrifice my games and bookmarks and reinstalled Windows 7 to find the same error.
    Being fed up with the same error again and again, I decided to replace the suspect of the problem ( I was sure it was the HD.)So i replaced it with a 750GB Segate Barracuda, and recently when I was copying a file again, the same freeze reappeared.. :(

    I cant return the HD (since it was refurbished) and I dont want to waste anymore of my dad's money without knowing for sure the exact cause of the problem. Any help is appreciated. :p
    My specs:
    2GB RAM OCED @ 800MHZ
    AMD Athlon 4600x2 OCED @ 2.6GHZ
    MSI K9NU NEO-V mobo
    XFX Nvidia 8800GS w. 384MB
    750GB Segate Barracuda
    2x120mm fans and HD coolers...
     
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    Have you run memtest?
     
  3. Beyblade65

    Beyblade65 Thread Starter

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    yes i have, by the way, just an update, but the comp is now not going past the windows loading screen just like before... but Ill run another mem test just to be certain. :p Thanks for the reply
     
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