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Stutter lock up issues on windows 7

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Reefer86, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Reefer86

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    hi guys, ive been having like a freeze issues on windows 7 recently, i actually dont think its related to the OS but more maybe ram or storage issues. Obviously i maybe way off with my assumptions but thats why im asking as i dont know. Im leaning toward my hardrive as its kinda old.

    Problem is that i will open a program it will come up but then the window open and behind will freeze. My mouse is still moving around but im not able to click anything and i can ctrl-alt-delete to task manager etc. The computer then 'unfreezes about 5- 10 secs after the initial freeze. Im not sure if these are called stuttering issues or freezing but its very annoying.

    Any help would be great.
     
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    Check the cable for your hard drive. Make sure it's secure properly. If so try replacing it with another cord. See if that stops the problem.
     
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    I see your system is OC, when did it start?
     
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    well the connection to the hardrive is damaged, so this might be my problem. This has only happened recently tho. the hardrive is about 3 years old, so its had some hammering.

    It started about 3 days ago and ive been running that overclock for about 2 weeks no problems
     
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    Rofl! How did it manage to get damaged? I had some slight issues with stuttering too mainly when I gamed, but in my case, i needed some more voltage, raised it a couple of notches and that solved my prob.
     
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    well its not stuttering in games or really stuttering in windows but more a freeze for 3-10 secs. Well on the back of the drive there is the sata connector with the plastic bit that insert into the cable, that snapped off, i kinda modded it and it fits on fine. Maybe i should just conceit and by a new drive.
     

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